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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:
... message: A pee doesn't call for a flush. Millions of gallons could be conserved annually with good citizen response.
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... pic: You pose with a revolver pointed into the mouth, then eat it because, guess what, it's made of chocolate.
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... be built - with all those casinos surely backing it. It can be argued, in fact, that blacktopping it makes it safer.
In News: Mountaintop removal now linked to over 60,000 new cancers
skeptikool said:
... Let one of those Coalition aircraft kill 40 non-combatants and there might be a paragraph, if anything at all.
In News: Op-Ed: Will Canadians sacrifice liberty in the name of security?
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... manicured lawns. There's been much on the threat against bees, and of their importance in food production, of late.
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... to dust while doing laundry. True, Leekwoman, in pursuit of resources, it's not oil alone that many have died for.
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