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Citizen based in Delta, BC, Canada, Canada. Joined on Mar 22, 2008



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:
... view it. Does this say something about us humans? Talk about lowering DJ's image. Are we so bereft of news items?
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skeptikool said:
... President Obama visit? If there's any politicizing, I suggest it's coming mainly from gun-lovers saying, "Stay away!"
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skeptikool said:
... Yeah, enough violence there to satisfy the masses. No fear of revolution as long as there're sports.
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skeptikool said:
... The Supreme Court seeing the political opportunism for what it is, in appealing to bigotry, supports Mulcair.
In News: Canada vote frontrunner falters but race too close to call
skeptikool said:
... than 'likes', little interest noted.
In News: iPhone 6S found to take 'much better' video than $3000 Nikon DSLR
skeptikool said:
... friends and property only, in this case, to be greeted by a hate-filled xenophobic mob led by political opportunists.
In News: German anti-Islam group vents fury at Merkel over refugee welcome
skeptikool said:
... confidence because of the size of the vessel. Vulnerability is no doubt increased by amount of deck cargo carried.
In News: El Faro cargo ship sank, one confirmed dead: US Coast Guard
skeptikool said:
... its features such as multiple lenses, tripod mounting, extended exposures, delayed shutter action and remote control.
In News: iPhone 6S found to take 'much better' video than $3000 Nikon DSLR
skeptikool said:
... doubtless "lock in" succeeding governments for a set term - though an innovative Mulcair may find ways to adjust it.
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