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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:
... of greater importance was the sourcing of the story. I'm puzzled that opening the link returns one to this DJ. article
In News: Police: Dog starved by owner continues to slowly improve Special
skeptikool said:
... Steve. Another case, perhaps, where the mainstream media is less interested in the truth than extending the story.
In News: UK press takes swipe at Assange and UN panel
skeptikool said:
... a teacup. It's as wrong to unfairly brand students cock-teasers, as it is refugees as terrorists and sexual perverts.
In News: German mayor blames young girls for 'provoking' migrants
skeptikool said:
... Immoral depravity? Is there any other kind? We're talking about taking a piss for Gawd's sake, Steve. We all do it.
In News: Op-Ed: San Francisco's Dolores Park open-air urinal called 'disgusting'
skeptikool said:
... Many evergreens shed little but cones, whereas the leafed trees drop their leaves annually to rot and produce methane.
In News: Op-Ed: Scientists claim Europe's trees causing global warming
skeptikool said:
... up in arms, but how much of this UK media anger results from Assange showing what a poor job the media had been doing?
In News: UK press takes swipe at Assange and UN panel
skeptikool said:
... the Syrian regime they wish to change. If the US can choose such allies, why cannot Russia choose whom it wishes?
In News: Syria regime warns against any foreign ground 'aggression'
skeptikool said:
... function of urination? It seems so. Whether or not an emergency, a 'disgusting' urinal is better than none at all.
In News: Op-Ed: San Francisco's Dolores Park open-air urinal called 'disgusting'