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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:
... by desperation resulting from outside interference. Mirror, mirror on the wall Who's the biggest rogue of all?
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skeptikool said:
... Those who will see a million toll in a contrived war will say at the loss of a passenger aircraft, "No big deal."
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skeptikool said:
... into a Rogue State? This author/journalist thinks so. From peace merchant to powder monkey:
In News: Op-Ed: Harper to expand and extend Canada's fight against ISIS
skeptikool said:
... and, if found guilty, jailed - probably not where the crimes were committed, since that might be their death warrants.
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skeptikool said:
... this ex-fiancé become a pariah in the industry? She must be going through mental hell right now.
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skeptikool said:
... but should not be used to smear the herb, as some in law enforcement and competing industries may attempt to do.
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skeptikool said:
... the urge to buy one (only if on whole wheat) I'll remember to ask, "Does your bacon cheeseburger come with bacon?"
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skeptikool said:
... seeing themselves under threat by the process. Would the electric motor and batteries also have been printed?
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skeptikool said:
... I hesitate to say, "Silly question." It's a thriving industry, with funding alone to sink a dozen Titanics.
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skeptikool said:
... the airline may have been kept in the dark, regardless of the patient's occupation. That situation may now change.
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