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The point is, Bart, you're obviously not going to change anyone's mind nor
is anyone going to change yours. This is an opinionated topic. You've stated
yours; others have stated theirs. We should be done.


Okay?

Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
ALLEN DESIGNS
Laguna Niguel, CA
http://www.AllenDesigns.com

||-----Original Message-----
||From: Bart Kemper, P.E. (http://www.bigdogz.com/bart)
||[mailto:bkemper(--nospam--at)bigdogz.com]
||Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 7:29 PM
||To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
||Subject: Hit "Delete", not "reply"
||
||
||
||Several people have written:
||>
||> Okay, already!
||>
||> Let's drop this, shall we? It's not productive for anyone,
||is it really?
||>
||> Sheesh!
||>
||...or words to this effect.
||
||This is why we have "Subject" on top of our emails.  If there is a
||thread you don't like, then don't read it.  Delete it as soon as it
||shows up.  Obviously, this is important to some people or it wouldn't
||keep showing up.  If its NOT important to you, quit stirring the pot.
||
||Actually, early on in the "offshore design" thread, I was intrigued by
||the idea of shopping out work to qualified people elswhere, which was
||why I read it.  It *HAS* changed my mind about the issue, and has been
||valuable in that respect because I learned the attitudes of several of
||those on the other end of the solicitation.
||
||People jumping in with "enough, stop it" isn't any better than those
||who's only contribution to a discussion is "me too" or "ditto."
||
||We all don't do the same type of work, we all don't live in earthquake
||areas, we all don't even live in the same hemisphere, so we don't all
||care about each and every topic that comes up on this list.
||If a person
||can weed out  email for various technical topics, why are
||they suddenly
||inable to stop staring at a wreck and not get into a dogfight.
||
||As to what's a fair topic....an awful lot of ink is written in many
||countries about the challenges and procedures for international
||engineering, outsourcing, responsible actions, due care, licensing,
||etc., so it boggles my mind that suddenly that very real aspect of our
||profession is "off topic."
||
||And if all of this is nonsense to you, there's that delete
||button. <grin>
||
||Personally, I'd rather hash out effective ways to model concrete/rebar
||design in cyclic tension/compression than deal with silly
||nationalistic
||chest beating....save that for the Olympics. <grin>
||
||Bart Kemper, P.E.
||down in the swamps of Louisiana
||
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