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I agree with Bart that this thread is completely out of scope for this list.
Sikander Abulkhair, P.Eng.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bart Kemper, P.E. (http://www.bigdogz.com/bart)"
<bkemper(--nospam--at)bigdogz.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: Notso Whitty Patriot - Mel Gibson facts


>
>
> Neil Moore wrote:
> >
> > Mr. DeLapp:
> >
> > I suggest that you start your own list for engineers where the topics
> > would only be jokes, religious discussions and political discussions.
> > This way, I could somewhat alleviate the cramp in my fingers when I
> > automattically hit the delete button.
> >
> > Neil Moore, S.E.
>
> As one of the original "polluters" on this thread....let's drop this.  I
> thought I was responding so some other list in the first place....and
> the comments I *have* made I sent offline.
>
> What's annoying me even more about this thread is that this has NOTHING
> to do with engineering or the business of engineering, but we had far
> more complaints about the thread about "offshore CHEAP design work vs.
> on-site registered/accreditted/LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE design work."  That
> thread directly addressed business practices, design decisions, and
> personnel issues.  This thread bounces from US presidential candidates
> to Mel Gibson bashing to Mel Gibson adoration.
>
> For a free exchange of ideas, if enough people want one for structural
> engineers, why don't we set up a seperate forum and only those who want
> to engage in such discussions will be dealing with it?  Don't
> forget...some people work in companies that prohibit non-business
> emails, and this Mel Gibson stuff would qualify.  It would also give the
> list moderator an option besides giving someone a yellow card for "bad
> posting" and killing the thread....simply moving such discussion
> elsewhere, allowing the thread to live or die as interest demands
> WITHOUT subjecting others to non-technical discussions.
>
> Bart Kemper, P.E.
>
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