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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:
... US elections are vitally important, if only because of conflicts that have resulted from them throughout history.
In News: Quinnipiac: Florida poll shows Hillary romps; Rubio and Bush down
skeptikool said:
... in favor would have invited attention to its own war crimes, while some abstaining will be seen as hypocritical.
In News: Gaza death toll nears 800 as Israel bombs UN school, killing 17
skeptikool said:
... pity Hamas couldn't end these war crimes with a few of those missiles of the type alleged to have brought down MH 17.
In News: Gaza death toll nears 800 as Israel bombs UN school, killing 17
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skeptikool said:
... all are fair game. Today's babies tomorrow's terrorists. Create the hate. How better serve the arms industries?
In News: 15 dead as Israeli shell hits school sheltering Gazans
skeptikool said:
... traumatic. I believe Canada to be one of those countries that does better in the safety net it provides for its aged.
In News: Op-Ed: Working after retirement may be the best thing for you
Someone liked Op-Ed: Working after retirement may be the best thing for you
skeptikool said:
... thought a closed border would have such appeal. Pity that poor Texan who liked to cross for his sex and drugs.
In News: Texas closes its border to Mexico
skeptikool said:
... more comments in response to submissions of others. That has to be better for the site, and for the individual.
In News: San Francisco: Thousands protest Israel's bloody war on Gaza Special
skeptikool said:
... being rendered unfit for habitation. It may not be genocide but there has be a word for such pathological hatred.
In News: Event protests 'genocide' in Ukraine and Palestine held in Spain Special

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