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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:
... 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
skeptikool said:
... of Saudi Arabia, N. America even, there's certainly a different microscope used examining their domestic policies.
In News: Putin enacts law banning 'undesirable' NGOs
skeptikool said:
... story and a great adventurer. Yet the wind-naysaying fossils still pollute the media, as they would the environment.
In News: French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat