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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:
... Yes, quite literally a hearty meal. Among certain primitives, perhaps cannibalism is coming back into vogue.
In News: ISIS feeds mother her own son, claims fighter
skeptikool said:
... the violent reaction that supports the enforcement bureaucracies - a sort of make-work plan suited to Fascists.
In News: Louisiana man gets life in prison for selling $20 worth of pot
skeptikool said:
... university learning entails, plus unaffordable rent and property costs, are we seeing a return of humans to the cave?
In News: Police reveal details of mysterious tunnel in Toronto
skeptikool said:
... Don't believe all you read. We've been suckered by so many stories. This one beats, "babies ripped from incubators".
In News: ISIS feeds mother her own son, claims fighter
skeptikool said:
... Those with vested interests in the status quo, including governments, have used the conflict to stifle debate.
In News: President Obama vetoed controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project
skeptikool said:
... the direction of the obsequious Harper? Please don't get the impression that all Canucks are such kissers of US ass.
In News: Canada deports alleged Anonymous hacker Matt DeHart to U.S.
skeptikool said:
... As ISIS formed as a result of the West's terrorism, labor unions were created in response to vile working conditions.
In News: Op-Ed: Walker compares unions to ISIS, gets well-deserved slap by Warren
skeptikool said:
... seen it. Some post to hurt. And words can kill. Those flame wars may please the bean-counters but leave casualties.
In News: Girl, 14, killed in fight that started on Facebook
skeptikool said:
... Thanks but, Suggest you might try TinyURL.com or some other URL-shortening system
In News: President Obama vetoed controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project
skeptikool said:
... than in making the burning and pursuit of fossil fuels history. If it will work on a tabletop, it will work scaled up.
In News: President Obama vetoed controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project