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I agree with Mark, fully.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mark Gilligan [SMTP:MarkKGilligan(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 08, 2000 7:18 AM
> To:	INTERNET:seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	You are misinformed and Unlicensed
> 
> I personally would appreciate it if this discussion would be less
> xenophobic, nationalistic, and racist.  Besides being rude I do not find
> the logic of these arguments to be particularly compelling.
> 
> Maybe the administrator of this list would want to clarify whether this
> list is only for American Engineers or is it really international in scope
> as implied by the name.
> 
> 
> Mark Gilligan
> 
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 
> Dear Mr. Pakistan and Mr. India:
> 
> The high concentration of Engineers from these 2 countries pursuing
> advance
> degrees in engineering (civil/structural in particular) in the US reflects
> the fact that they simply would be useless in their own economies, and
> therefore attempt to become narrowly defined specialists in areas of
> engineering where high levels of computation and analysis (i.e. grunt
> work)
> are required.  Their knowledge of US building codes, construction
> techniques, project management and interactions required with licensing
> and
> government agencies, etc. is sorely lacking.  Good engineers are not
> simply
> number crunchers (who can always be come from job shops or outsourcing),
> but
> rather individuals who have a thorough understanding of client
> requirements,
> administrative and legal requirements and expertise in their chosen field
> of
> engineering.  Licensing ensures knowledge of building code requirements,
> not
> only engineering expertise.  If your former boss used his license as an
> approval requirement without a thorough review of project documents, then
> he
> was at fault.  As far as any individual from these countries being better
> at
> engineering than US citizens - what a bunch of curry!!!!
> 
> J. Baltar P.E./R.A.
> <
> 
> 
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