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Yo!! Jim


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Warne <jwarne(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 1998 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: This is totally inappropriate for this listserve..

>Bill Allen's message:
>>  "The rest of the
>> world is laughing at us, just like when Carter was in."
>Not laughing.... just fascinated; at least in our part of the world.
>What's wrong with a country that puts the public's right to know above
looking good at all costs?
>We don't know how this show will turn out, but we know we're likely to know
a lot more about your leader, when it's over, than
>we will about any other world leader, including our own.
>Our top judges are appointed by our Prime Minister, without any public
screening at all. You expose Supreme Court nominees to
>trial by fire. It may not be elegant, but at least the public respects the
winners in the process. Why not set high standards
>for high jobs?
>As for the Vietnam comments... wow! I'd forgotten there was that much
emotion about the war. Of course it's easy to "armchair
>quarterback" that contest, but you guys were really trying to make the
world safe and free, at the time. I hope the vets and
>ex-protesters now see each other's viewpoints after all these years.
>And watch your language about Carter ... I like him.  He was an engineer,
too, as I recall (as was Herbert Hoover). Those were
>tricky times, and you can't knock his efforts or his motives. Certainly his
personal example is above reproach.
>As far as political comment goes, of course it's innapropriate and out of
place on "our" technical list server. But I'm
>enjoying this thread.
>And they thought structural engineers were dull.
>Jim Warne
>Vancouver, Canada