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Does anyone else find this incredible?  Do brain surgeons decide how to do their work based on which equipment manufacturer makes the biggest donation??

In a message dated 11/5/04 11:35:06 AM, THunt(--nospam--at) writes:
The NFPA code in California was all about our then (liberal democratic) Governor Grey Davis.  The NFPA requires steel plumbing whereas the IBC allows plastic pipe.  The plumbers union was one of Mr. Davis' biggest (I heard THE biggest) campaign contributors.  Also note that the NFPA headquarters is located in Massachusetts as well as Ted Kennedy (also notably a liberal democrat supported big time by unions and a big sponsor of NFPA).

In a message dated 11/5/04 11:35:49 AM, Jnapd(--nospam--at) writes:
It was former gov Davis who appointed all the personel on the board. By some strange occurance most persons on the board had ties to plumbers union in one way or another. Also, the only engineer on the panel, term expired the year before and he was not replaced.

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