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Thank you John – For both posts. I don’t think that the philosophical issues differed much in 300 plus years.

 

Dennis

 

-----Original Message-----
From: John H. Cato, jr, R.A. [mailto:jcato(--nospam--at)accessatc.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 6:42 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Outsourcing - light commercial and high end residential

 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

                                    Edmund Burke - 1729-1797

 

see...

 

 

also...

 

 

When you read the words of many of these 'antiquated' thinkers, speakers, philosophers, you find an amazing wisdom and insight into human nature -- and, I might add, a frightening prediction.

 

-- john.

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Dennis Wish

Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 5:48 PM

Subject: Outsourcing - light commercial and high end residential

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So, I guess I could sit back and say that these games to maximize profit by eliminating trained local labor or professionals is just a figment of my imagination and simply do nothing. I read a quote that I can’t recall exactly or who said it but it was something like;

 

“All evil people need to succeed is to have the good people do nothing.”

 

I think the same is inclined to be true to those of us in the structural engineering community who continue to stick their heads in the sand and do nothing while they should be anticipating the potential problem and combating it head on.