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skeptikool

Citizen based in Delta, BC, Canada, Canada. Joined on Mar 22, 2008

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Extremely varied career after leaving school at 14. Drove electric delivery truck and maintained interest in EVs since. Did compulsory national service in British Army. Crewed on passenger liners out of Southampton and New York. Moved to Canada 1953. Served 10 years in RCAF as airframe technician. Quality control inspector at Chrysler boat plant in Trenton Ont. Opened photo studio. Moved to BC. Did stint at photo journalism with own column, You said it. (Burnaby paper now defunct) Several years on BC Ferries. Took early retirement from construction. Interests included designing and building several sailboats, the largest being a 29 ft. ketch. Have been much involved politically, with particular regard to the peace movement, consumer advocacy, environment, health, media and human rights

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skeptikool said:
... death, was the US force's token prisoner and to-be pawn - all others having been killed. No wonder the US is so hated.
In News: Guantanamo ex-inmate granted bail in Canada, May release likely
skeptikool said:
... the bikers' efforts, what a surprise it would be if they were joined by riders from Poland, Germany and elsewhere.
In News: Pro-Kremlin bikers ride for Berlin defying bans from Germany, Poland
skeptikool said:
... grenades was tossed back. Treatment of this child soldier sure makes the vaunted US Military look a bunch of whiners.
In News: Guantanamo ex-inmate granted bail in Canada, May release likely
skeptikool said:
... our forces have been complicit. I previously read of this on the CBC page where there are 2,828 comments, at writing.
In News: Guantanamo ex-inmate granted bail in Canada, May release likely
skeptikool said:
... Poland allegedly has, is a different matter. If there's no ferry, perhaps Putin can lay on a vessel for his friends.
In News: Poland denies entry to pro-Putin bikers planning WWII victory ride
skeptikool said:
... they can take a travel route south of Poland - or north of Poland through Lithuania and by ferry across the Baltic.
In News: Poland denies entry to pro-Putin bikers planning WWII victory ride
skeptikool said:
... Perhaps, when sufficiently established, we'll get to enjoy mammoth burgers and even see a legitimate ivory trade.
In News: Woolly Bully: Scientists can now de-extinct the woolly mammoth
skeptikool said:
... Well, if you find you really don't like it, with normalised relations, there's always Cuba just across the way.
In News: Things to know before you make that final move to Miami
skeptikool said:
... need for punishment, because lack of voter participation invariably tends to favor the worse choice - the right, IMO.
In News: Disengaged or disillusioned: Millions opt out of UK vote
skeptikool said:
... so, answers should be demanded. That title though, should read citizen death or, police-caused death
In News: Protesters demand answers over Baltimore police death