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In reply to your lasr paragraph, I think that was what
I was asking.
Gary

On 4 Aug 2005 at 8:18, Bill Polhemus wrote:

> > It's plausible.  The public doesn't care if garbage
> > piles up on the street or in some park, but deprive them
> > of water or traffic lights or TV or their power and
> > it hits home. Can you see a city without engineers in
> > their various departments to tell everyone else what to
> > do?  Yeah, I could see it happening.
> 
> Well, you're entitled to your fantasies.
> 
> But most of what engineers do goes sight-unseen. In fact, we've been
> putting up with steadily eroding public infrastructure for almost
> fifty years now.
> 
> But garbage piling up? That's immediately seen--and smelled.
> 
> People react to that which hits closes to home, and I think even
> television commands a lower priority to clouds of black flies and the
> stench of rotting refuse.
> 
> FWIW, I'd like to see some documentary evidence that New Zealand or
> Australia or any other place had a one-day engineers' strike. With
> respect.
> 
> 
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