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by mrlaughingman
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mrlaughingman
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Dec13-09, 02:09 PM
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So i feel that as engineers it is our responsibility to help anyone and everyone. This is a challenge i am presenting to you all and that challenge is to create things that would benefit third world countries. What i am talking about are things like filtration systems that can be cheaply made or tools to help improve their farming. I'm not looking for us to create items for them to depend on but for items to help them grow and help themselves. Our society tosses lots of money at problems and that needs to stop. handing them food and water wont help them. Helping them filter their own water and grow their own food will make a world of difference though.
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Dec13-09, 02:53 PM
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Nice ideals, but what's your point?
mrlaughingman
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Dec13-09, 02:57 PM
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my point i think was simple to understand. we need to all design and innovate to help those that need help. we need product designs.

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Dec13-09, 03:05 PM
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Our responsibility

Are you familiar with the organization Engineers Without Borders?
http://www.ewb-usa.org/
mrlaughingman
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Dec13-09, 03:09 PM
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no i wasnt but that is perfect thank you. i think we should all get involved in this orginization.
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Dec13-09, 03:34 PM
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I think you should keep your thoughts to yourself.
mrlaughingman
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Dec13-09, 04:01 PM
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why is there such hostility from members of this forum? i have posted on this forum for a few months now and every time i post i get hostility. if this is how you all treat people who have ideas then i feel sorry for you all.
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Dec13-09, 04:37 PM
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I believe that the issue is not hostility toward your ideals, but rather toward your assertion that we should all share them.
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Dec13-09, 06:20 PM
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Quote Quote by mrlaughingman View Post
why is there such hostility from members of this forum? i have posted on this forum for a few months now and every time i post i get hostility. if this is how you all treat people who have ideas then i feel sorry for you all.
No, I really enjoy some new comer start threads telling me what I need to do and where my selfless priorities should be. My wife is the only one that gets to do that. Why don't you take your sensitive self to the Oprah forum and have a good group cry over there.
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Dec14-09, 03:39 AM
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Can't we all just get along!
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Dec14-09, 07:39 AM
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You didn't say that while holding back the tears. Come on. Make it worth the while!
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Dec14-09, 09:50 AM
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Quote Quote by mrlaughingman View Post
why is there such hostility from members of this forum? i have posted on this forum for a few months now and every time i post i get hostility. if this is how you all treat people who have ideas then i feel sorry for you all.
I've noticed on rare occasions that some people who's native language isn't English may be prone to phrase things in a way that is demeaning, commanding or otherwise inappropriate and provocative. It could be you don't even realize how to properly phrase things in English.

Regardless, the way you phrased the OP is certainly inappropriate and can even be interpreted as being provacative or downright insulting.
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Dec14-09, 09:54 AM
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You need to replace all of your "I feel's" and "I think's" with something more fitting to the logical mind of an engineer. Just because you feel it, doesn't make it right.

You can't use your claim "i feel that as engineers it is our responsibility to help anyone and everyone" as justification to claim "i think we should all get involved in this [engineer's without borders] orginization." Where do you get your belief that all engineers have a responsibility to help anyone and everyone? There are other priorities in the world too.

I'm with Fred, quit getting all touchy-feely on us.
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Dec14-09, 10:00 AM
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i agree
FredGarvin
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Dec14-09, 11:20 AM
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You guys speak so much betterer than I do.
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Dec14-09, 11:54 AM
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Quote Quote by FredGarvin View Post
My wife is the only one that gets to do that.

and I don't even listen to her
lol

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minger
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Dec14-09, 12:07 PM
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I feel it our responsibility to start growing hops as individuals so my beer prices stop going up!
dr dodge
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Dec14-09, 12:21 PM
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no, you miss the point, you need to engineer a faster hop (maybe a hopity hop), and faster beer process
even better, a beer replicator

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