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This downward slide in the ethos (a world-wide phenomenon now) is 
distressing. I always thought systems in US (with higher literacy and 
better human right records) was better than other parts of the world.


RP Mehrotra

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Hilzman" <jhilzman(--nospam--at)steel-tech-na.com>
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2001 4:16 am
Subject: Re: Disturbing New Trend

> Dear Bill,
> You hit right on the head. To be perfectly blunt, I have 
> absolutely NO faith
> in our justice system (Top to Bottom). Too much greed, corruption and
> politics on every level. There are literally thousands of laws on 
> the books
> (more added every year by the politicians) that are just waiting 
> to be used
> at the system's beckon will. FACT: prerequisite for a political 
> career is
> usually a law degree.
> In all reality, we might as well get use to it and accept the fact 
> that it's
> just going to get worst - that is unless we as American's (aka 
> Sheep) have
> the guts to do something about it - for which I won't hold my breath.
> 
> John Hilzman, CEO
> 
> STEEL TECH N.A. INC.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 3:04 PM
> Subject: RE: Disturbing New Trend
> 
> 
> > I say a complete overhaul of the tort system in this country is 
> needed,> state by state. For one thing, we need to get rid of this 
> "proportional> negligence" thing. Either O. J. Simpson did it, 
> 100%, or he DIDN'T do it,
> > 100% (to use a famous example). The damage assessment should reflect
> > accordingly.
> >
> > Certain things like "good faith" need to be written into law, 
> and the
> courts
> > DARED to touch them!
> >
> > The judicial system has gone far, far, far beyond original 
> intent. The
> trial
> > lawyers long ago found that in the arena of civil torts, they 
> can write
> new
> > law whenever they d*mn well please. Enough is enough.
> >
> > William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
> > Polhemus Engineering Company
> > Katy, Texas
> > Phone 281-492-2251
> > Fax 281-492-8203
> >
> >
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