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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:
... Fake Caliphate. This from a just-received email:
In News: Op-Ed: ISIS and Apocalyptic Islam — The threat and how to overcome it
skeptikool said:
... ruins or an abandoned warehouse, dead is dead. Killing within a site is a big stretch from destroying the site.
In News: IS 'executes' 20 in Palmyra Roman theatre
skeptikool said:
... may certainly be included. Even Canada is not without blood on its hands as it's led by its wanabe-warrior, Harper.
In News: Op-Ed: ISIS and Apocalyptic Islam — The threat and how to overcome it
skeptikool said:
... be ecstatic. With weapons like this I hope we won't see more passenger aircraft mysteriously falling from the skies.
In News: Boeing debuts powerful electromagnetic pulse weapon
skeptikool said:
... still, why not forward this DJ item to your friends. Another contributor might come of it. Could sure use a few.
In News: Op-Ed: ISIS and Apocalyptic Islam — The threat and how to overcome it
skeptikool said:
... not advocating genocide, it appears soft on it. This may temper your disgust with Islam: http://tinyurl.com/lxn6rrm
In News: Op-Ed: ISIS and Apocalyptic Islam — The threat and how to overcome it
skeptikool said:
... It will give a few would-be-corrupt politicians second thoughts. Tried in America, might inspire some to invest.
In News: China sending officials and their wives to jail, for tours
skeptikool said:
... too surprised at the alleged role of the US and Allies in the growth of Islamic militancy:http://t inyurl.com/ms6dbn7
In News: Islamic State wooing fighters from Taliban in Afghanistan
skeptikool said:
... You noticed that! Truly, there's little comment on anything. Perhaps I should change my pseudonym to Final Comment.
In News: Anti-corruption blogger decapitated in Brazil
skeptikool said:
... Washington is a fine example of a champion for free speech, with its assault on whistle blowers.
In News: Russia's new 'undesirables' law draws Western ire