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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:
... Really? Having just eaten, I had a job to keep it down. George Orwell would've been proud.
In News: Military satellite explodes in orbit after 'catastrophic event'
skeptikool said:
... a double-take on that one, telling myself, that's one heck of an example for politicians to be setting.
In News: Three Quebec federal ministers sent envelopes with white powder
skeptikool said:
... Perhaps you'll find the following oil yield chart as interesting and surprising as I. http://tinyurl.com/pzaso7
In News: Op-Ed: Vegetable oil: a DiY solution to fossil fuel pollution Special
skeptikool said:
... find that invites a wider search. I doubt the find yields DNA. Some will challenge surely the carbon dating.
In News: First known human's remains discovered in Ethiopia
skeptikool said:
... to see why an article referring to plant-based oils fails to even mention hemp oil:http://tinyurl.com/mf6r2xe
In News: Op-Ed: Vegetable oil: a DiY solution to fossil fuel pollution Special
skeptikool said:
... greater advantage be discussing and advocating for the positive technology arriving at snail's pace or being withheld.
In News: Op-Ed: Scientist who is the darling of climate change deniers feels heat
skeptikool said:
... give us the theater of cuffing a dead man. Nothing but murderous thugs. Please spare us the mealymouthed apologists.
In News: LAPD shooting on LA skid row captures nation's attention (Video)
skeptikool said:
... this vessel and the Hood, with today's weaponry, what is a battleship but a massive coffin?
In News: U.S. billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines
skeptikool said:
... dam, and if you've recently purchased an electric bike, scooter or solar panel, it is likely marked, "Made in China".
In News: China's pollution video, 'Under the Dome' goes viral
skeptikool said:
... alleged here the uproar against cold fusion, with its scary potential to certain interests, may be well understood.
In News: Op-Ed: Scientist who is the darling of climate change deniers feels heat