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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:
... understand. I could have been clearer in indicating my reference to "public shaming" was directed against the father.
In News: Spanish man must continue child support to 29-year-old daughter
skeptikool said:
... may be tighter than a fish's rectum, but I think the court may have set a questionable precedent, ruling as it did.
In News: Spanish man must continue child support to 29-year-old daughter
skeptikool said:
... better watch for more disappearing "pallets of cash" as author James Risen refers to them in his book, Pay Any Price.
In News: U.S. companies combine to provide Ebola protection gear Special
skeptikool said:
... most would believe. I wonder if, "Sly as a fox." or "She is such an ass." would have brought a similar judgement
In News: French magazine fined for comparing minister to monkey
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Someone liked Londoners fear house prices will force them out of the capital
skeptikool said:
... - certainly in Vancouver and Toronto. Don't expect the power-brokers to admit it, but it's Capitalism at its ugliest.
In News: Londoners fear house prices will force them out of the capital
skeptikool said:
... falling down as far as consumer advocacy in this area is concerned. The phone is a safety necessity for seniors.
In News: U.S. government suing AT&T over claims of 'unlimited' data
skeptikool said:
... Karen, A monstrous bubble of methane? Isn't that one popular theory put forward re: the alleged, Bermuda Triangle?
In News: Where did all that BP oil go? Scientists find out
skeptikool said:
... phone bills - a windfall to a phone company that can warn you, before billing, that your credit card needs feeding.
In News: U.S. government suing AT&T over claims of 'unlimited' data

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