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    Re: Desnagging a TP brook in Oakland

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    Hopefully common sense will prevail!!!!!!
    Although it happens occasionally, I've learned to never rely on common sense from government bureaucrats.

    Even when they know better, they may be constrained by "one size fits all", rules that give them no choice.


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    Re: Desnagging a TP brook in Oakland

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Although it happens occasionally, I've learned to never rely on common sense from government bureaucrats.

    Even when they know better, they may be constrained by "one size fits all", rules that give them no choice.
    Yes, regulations MAY NOT be bent for the sake of common sense and "the right thing" to do....silly isn't it?

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    Re: Desnagging a TP brook in Oakland

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    Yes, regulations MAY NOT be bent for the sake of common sense and "the right thing" to do....silly isn't it?
    I have a theory about that, but I could be full of it.....

    All to often, the government becomes "the employer of last resort", and ends up with a relatively inept staff.
    But... They still need to get things done, without smart people.
    How... By forming a bureaucracy.

    In a bureaucracy, there's an inflexible rule, or procedure, and a form, for just about any contingency.
    Innovation and independent thinking are discouraged, that's how mistakes are made.
    As long as the rules are followed, and the proper forms filled out, you're doing your job.
    You don't need smart people, you just need people who can follow instructions, and you'll get the job done 99% of the time.

    The other 1%? Unless management intervenes, "collateral damage".

    But maybe I'm just too cynical


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    Re: Desnagging a TP brook in Oakland

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I have a theory about that, but I could be full of it.....

    All to often, the government becomes "the employer of last resort", and ends up with a relatively inept staff.
    But... They still need to get things done, without smart people.
    How... By forming a bureaucracy.

    In a bureaucracy, there's an inflexible rule, or procedure, and a form, for just about any contingency.
    Innovation and independent thinking are discouraged, that's how mistakes are made.
    As long as the rules are followed, and the proper forms filled out, you're doing your job.
    You don't need smart people, you just need people who can follow instructions, and you'll get the job done 99% of the time.

    The other 1%? Unless management intervenes, "collateral damage".

    But maybe I'm just too cynical
    I believe you are 100% correct sir!!!!!!

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    Re: Desnagging a TP brook in Oakland

    Those culverts could be replaced with fish friendly passage here in NJ. You just couldn't build a brand new one over a stream that never had one before and that is a good thing. But replacement is allowed with the proper permit and lots of $$.

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