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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:
... before his dismissal. That's another debate that's needed, The Workplace. Can it be a kinder, gentler place?
In News: Journalist killings revive US gun control debate
skeptikool said:
... the author shills for a harmful product, but it's always good to read comments of those who read beyond the title .
In News: Vaping is safer than smoking, new study
skeptikool said:
... If China knows the blast to have been nuclear, it may have very good reason for not stating so - at the moment.
In News: China's disaster playbook falls short in Tianjin blasts
skeptikool said:
... justify their existence. As with many bureaucracies, if no problem exists, create one. It's about survival and growth.
In News: Toronto policeman who 'kettled' G20 protesters in 2010 guilty
skeptikool said:
... these would-be immigrants were led to such acts of desperation - many finding only death. Yet much bigotry persists.
In News: At least 55 dead in new Mediterranean migrant tragedies
skeptikool said:
... as evidenced by killings of media workers around the world. More martyrs will be created in the efforts to silence.
In News: Two U.S. journalists killed during live TV broadcast
skeptikool said:
... some of it be hush money? With such a stench building, perhaps he really does know something about MH370.
In News: $700 mn question looms over Malaysia PM as 1MDB anger grows
skeptikool said:
... globally. Accidents or planned events. China would be foolhardy to not consider and investigate all possibilities.
In News: Nine injured in chemical plant explosion in China
skeptikool said:
... one could produce an extremely durable, safe structure - one of such size as to take on the nature of a vertical city.
In News: Op-Ed: 400m shipping container skyscraper homes for India’s poor?