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RE: Earth Quake in Pakistan: More than 30 die

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>Both of them caused around 60 casulaties. Which is really amazing given that
>the magnitude of both was around 7.0. It is proof that with conscientious
>engineers and owners and a decent code regulatory environment, building
>performance can be much improved.
Goodness gracious--are you quite sure it wasn't a result of voluntary 
standards, the invisible hand of the market, enlightened developer 
self-interest and a relaxed regulatory environment? Should someone notify 
the White House? ;-> 

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)