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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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skeptikool said:
... can appear on the White House lawn, perhaps one may appear over the heads of the ghouls who kill with these weapons.
In News: 12-year-old Yemeni boy killed in U.S. drone strike
skeptikool said:
... or not you've yet seen the movie, Brett, this'll interest you - and comments to it:
In News: 'American Sniper' director Clint Eastwood calls film 'antiwar'
skeptikool said:
... looks like another "yawn" topic. Of late, DJ seems to be airing so many of them:http://tiny
In News: Canadian troops again battle IS group in Iraq
skeptikool said:
... in my view, to view such gluttony, I think 300 people need to get a life.
In News: Professional eater consumes 4,500 calories in 12 minutes
skeptikool said:
... one must consider Cuba's unnatural environment created and maintained by those who thrived on continued conflict.
In News: Top US official meets dissidents in Cuba
skeptikool said:
... necessary, the lying, warmonger Harper will get his war. The Opposition is correct to challenge the Cons on this.
In News: Canadian troops again battle IS group in Iraq
skeptikool said:
... man's head at 400 yards, then have a beer with his buddies. Such a beast becomes an icon? Excuse me while I vomit.
In News: 'American Sniper' director Clint Eastwood calls film 'antiwar'
skeptikool said:
... own king and queen? I'd leave it for the First Nations to choose - same for Australia - let the Aboriginals reign.
In News: Op-Ed: Prince Philip given Aussie knighthood, country baffled
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