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To: antiRepublicrat
"Cox has not been accused of claiming that he is an engineer. But Lacy says he filed the complaint because the report "appears to be engineering-level work" by someone who is not licensed as a professional engineer.

God forbid you could ever do skilled work, without a license.

Overlords indeed.

2 posted on 02/03/2011 1:42:43 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: sionnsar
I once taught an architect how to do grading on a site plan because of my geological mapping knowledge of contours applied to the concepts. Guess I was acting without a license as well.

What an arrogant p****.

3 posted on 02/03/2011 1:45:05 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: sionnsar
"Lacy called on a state licensing agency, the N.C. Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, to investigate Cox."

"Cox says Lacy is trying to squelch dissent."

That is standard issue government bullshit! It happens whenever a citizen knows as much or more than the state employee. What do you think the good old boys club would do to "Lacy" if he didn't play by the rules.

16 posted on 02/03/2011 2:13:15 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: sionnsar

I’m sorry. Words fail me. Perhaps I should hire a licensed wordsmith to comment for me on this subject.


17 posted on 02/03/2011 2:17:45 PM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: sionnsar

For crying out loud, it’s not rocket science. One needs to be an LPE in order to challenge the DOT’s assertions? I have multiple advanced science degrees and have worked as several different types of engineer, electrical, mechanical, nuclear. To suggest that anyone with a modicum of intellect cannot do traffic flow design is absurd on its face.

If you live in an area and can see that a proposed change in traffic would require a couple of lights and some consultant disagrees, then someone must die in a crash at the intersection(s) for the light to get installed. Those who drive those roads every day know them the best and have seen them at their worst.

The DOT guy is just mad that someone else is smarter than he is.


18 posted on 02/03/2011 2:27:13 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: sionnsar

I’ve been in this exact same situation. Our organization ended up hiring an engineer to perform a study that confirmed our observations.

You can be darned sure that we had assessed the situation ourselves before bringing in the engineer, even though myself and the chairman were not engineers.

I have sympathy for his plight, but if he really wants to put the heat on he needs to hire a qualified engineer to confirm his observations.


19 posted on 02/03/2011 2:51:45 PM PST by BenKenobi (one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans.")
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