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RE: Keeping the American Spirit Alive

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Title: RE: DC PE needed (drawings review)

Note to World:


Not everyone in the U.S. shares Dennis’ opinion.


Personally, I think the U.S. overall is hurt by protectionism, isolationism, tariffs, etc. and that we would be the main beneficiary of an open, global market even though some sectors would be temporarily affected negatively.


And, yes, I break the (Food Workers Union) strike line every chance I get, hoping someone will say something to me. Hasn’t happened yet. Must be the look in my eye.


What does this have to do with structural engineering?


I’m done.


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)

V/F (949) 248-8588

San Juan Capistrano, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Wish [mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 12:17 PM
Subject: RE: Keeping the American Spirit Alive



It is an international list and you are welcome to do the same with wood needs throughout Canada. If you were licensed in the US in the states that these engineers need help, I don’t see why you could not offer your services.

However, to be blunt, I do believe in protectionism in the US because of the loss of jobs to outsourcing, H-1b, NAFTA that have not returned benefits to the individual workers in the US. Right now, the Food Workers Unions are trying to figure ways to save the benefits of their Union members that the Grocers in California wish to reduce or remove. Many of us work for benefits and this is important. When our annual gross income is forced down or reduced because of competition in other countries, those who carry the debt that almost every middle and lower income family has will not reduce or forgive the loan. Because of this, we need to protect those in our own profession who are available but who may not be making ends meet. It isn’t a greed issue, it is a basic needs issue in the US and I invite anyone in any other country to help your own countrypersons by offering work when you have more than you can handle.



Dennis S. Wish, PE


-----Original Message-----
From: Udall, Jeffrey D [mailto:JDUdall(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 12:05 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Keeping the American Spirit Alive


I thought this was an international list??


Jeff (from Canada)

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Wish [mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)]
Sent: December 11, 2003 2:58 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Keeping the American Spirit Alive Was: DC PE needed (drawings review)

This is a perfect example of how the SEAINT (or other) List can help a company or peer find help in a specific state. I know it is not foolproof, but it sure is nice to see it in action when it works.


Dennis S. Wish, PE