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I would be glad it is not our design........or my house.
One might argue that the wall above would be a triangle shaped plywood shear wall.  The truss is a drag truss and can handle uplift at the ends of the shear wall. 
But............there is no out of plane ability, therefore; an accident (failure) waiting to happen.
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA