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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:
... admitted that all have been hurt by speculation, and the recognition that the basic need of shelter is a human right.
In News: Homeless in Detroit set up tent city in the shadow of downtown
skeptikool said:
... When a child is given one of these puffers, is it hooked on it for life? Does it go to it at the least anxiety?
In News: Asthma and allergy sufferers misusing inhalers and auto-injectors
skeptikool said:
... to get others to climb aboard. The US might have been more cautious given its previous attacking of the wrong people.
In News: Op-Ed: Why North Korea may not be behind Sony hacking
skeptikool said:
... The taste is pleasant but bland. You will notice a change in the texture of your oatmeal. It will make it tapioca-ish.
In News: Discover what's so special about 'ancient grains'
skeptikool said:
... is good. The Israelis could certainly learn something from that. Obama may have to look again, before backing off.
In News: Op-Ed: Why North Korea may not be behind Sony hacking
skeptikool said:
... manufactured "terrorism" slip under the radar. It's made security a growth-industry while it imposes the police state.
In News: Top 10 most pressing worldwide issues in 2015 Special
skeptikool said:
... could adorn a flower arrangement. Some of these grains are really beautiful in blossom - and are much loved by bees.
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skeptikool said:
... It's better when ground, if you don't want the whole seeds to pass through you. The plant also gives us linseed oil.
In News: Discover what's so special about 'ancient grains'
skeptikool said:
... to see this Swedish innovation. Most exciting is that it suggests a possibility of running cars directly off the grid.
In News: Sweden to test wireless charging of buses on city roads in 2016
skeptikool said:
... film was probably childishly provocative, and in particular bad taste if it named current leader for assassination.
In News: Intel report: North Korea deployed 'terror teams' to attack U.S.