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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:
... is of MH370 will confirm that the downing did occur in the Indian Ocean, while giving little aid to the searchers.
In News: 'Moving close' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian official
skeptikool said:
... there's much room for innovation, making it a heaven-sent project for DIY enthusiasts.
In News: SALt lamp runs on a glass of water and two teaspoons of salt
skeptikool said:
... as simple as crushed and shaped aluminum cans and/or copper scourers. One system used flattened stainless steel forks.
In News: SALt lamp runs on a glass of water and two teaspoons of salt
skeptikool said:
... unless he's loaded, I'd imagine this outrageous bill would leave him so rattled as to have him declare bankruptcy.
In News: Man gets bit by rattlesnake, receives $153K hospital bill
skeptikool said:
... the island's beachcombers. It can certainly be positively determined whether the part could have been part of MH370.
In News: Investigators probe plane wreckage for link to missing MH370
skeptikool said:
... Pons and Fleischmann, following their cold fusion claims? They may yet be vindicated: http://tinyurl.com/peltv9w
In News: Rocket could defy laws of physics, fly to moon in 4 hours
skeptikool said:
... motion. At the same time, this has a similar feel to that discussion around cold fusion with all its controversy.
In News: Rocket could defy laws of physics, fly to moon in 4 hours
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... 30-year sentence for peacetime spying? Will the US complain if its own spies are subjected to such savagery?
In News: Israeli spy Pollard to be released on parole Nov 21
skeptikool said:
... Perhaps there should be effort to eliminate all fish farms in tidal waters while allowing only land-based fish farms.
In News: Op-Ed: Farm-raised salmon — What you don't know about your fish