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engineering language: “improvements”

October 23, 2011

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The process of transportation “improvement” projects is as follows:  Engineers verify that they have the latest editions of standards that were developed to favor vehicles at the expense of people; Engineers design roads that meet or exceed minimum thresholds in their standards, thereby “improving” the safety of motorists; Drivers are able to move faster and […]

lemmings

October 23, 2011

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Lem•ming (noun).  Doomed conformist; a member of a large group of people who blindly follow one another on a course of action that will lead to destruction for all of them. (Encarta Dictionary) En•gi•neer•ing lem•ming (noun).  Conformist; a member of a large group of people who blindly follow one another in the application of design […]