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



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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... man's head at 400 yards, then have a beer with his buddies. Such a beast becomes an icon? Excuse me while I vomit.
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skeptikool said:
... own king and queen? I'd leave it for the First Nations to choose - same for Australia - let the Aboriginals reign.
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skeptikool said:
... suspect a CIA-involved scam to legitimize the control, if not the banning, of these potentially-lethal toys.
In News: US Secret Service recovers drone from White House grounds
skeptikool said:
... media talk more about Job #2, finishing off those forces that created ISIS/L? It didn't just happen out of the blue.
In News: Kurds defeat Islamic State jihadists in Syria's Kobane
skeptikool said:
... my opinion, Australia and Canada are independent countries that should rid themselves of this pomp and ceremony shite.
In News: Op-Ed: Prince Philip given Aussie knighthood, country baffled
skeptikool said:
... pills that leave her with bad side effects. I think someone here is running interference on behalf of Big Pharma.
In News: Marijuana's relationship with mental illness
skeptikool said:
... and their bloody past. These killings are not about religion. The killers are greedy robbers looking for a fast buck.
In News: Islamic State video shows beheading of Japanese hostage
skeptikool said:
... stirring of the pot, by macho wanabe-warriors, may bring awful unintended consequences:http://
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skeptikool said:
... makes sense. That gray matter has to come from somewhere.
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skeptikool said:
... when so many choose downtime. If it gets too hot and heavy, it will have segued into something else by Monday.
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