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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:
... no one scuttles it, an exchange of embassies will be a hugely positive addition to Obama's legacy.
In News: Hope for U.S.-Cuba ties at Havana's 'Park of Sighs'
skeptikool said:
... a pussy. Goldie's Revenge. Mutant, half-rodent, giant goldfish savage the Great Lakes and all who dare to enter them.
In News: Giant goldfish 'size of dinner plates' are becoming huge problem
skeptikool said:
... just joined. There used to be blogs but DJ seems to have lost interest in permitting stories by us Citizen riffraff.
In News: Op-Ed: Looking back: Is John Roberts becoming an Earl Warren?
skeptikool said:
... for the Pentagon spokesperson to have claimed otherwise after US forces having targeted a TV station, for one.
In News: Op-Ed: Pentagon claims journalists can be legitimate targets
skeptikool said:
... title today. Somebody needs to get it together because 'point of no return' has become a quarter way into the leg.
In News: Solar Impulse past 'point of no return' from Japan to Hawaii
skeptikool said:
... a Canadian leadership contender, today, is calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies. They shouldn't even exist.
In News: Solar Impulse past 'point of no return' from Japan to Hawaii
skeptikool said:
... this is simply appalling, that funding sources may influence published findings. Thank you, Smithsonian.
In News: Smithsonian tightens up science ethics
skeptikool said:
... just three shots to the head. Little info on capture of the second suggests he may not have been an armed threat.
In News: Second escaped New York prisoner shot twice, captured near border
skeptikool said:
... of the goldfish could hardly cost more than $50 - including disposal. Alternatively, you might give Kitty a treat.
In News: Giant goldfish 'size of dinner plates' are becoming huge problem