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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:
... ..have given.. Depressing disinterest on an important issue.
In News: Op-Ed: Professor says legal critics of war on terror legitimate targets
skeptikool said:
... with work having been moved offshore and/or threats to do so. Meanwhile N. America barrels toward 3rd World status.
In News: Thousands of Steelworkers rally in Pittsburgh after lockout Special
skeptikool said:
... so-called EXCHANGE of gunfire, how many shots were fired by the fake gun and how many the real. Now THAT'S sarcasm.
In News: New York cops kill bystander after undercover gun buy goes bad
skeptikool said:
... one for the cops' apologists to handle. Looks like another gun-loving, trigger-happy cop caught in the act of murder.
In News: Video appears to show Texas cops shooting man with hands raised
skeptikool said:
... police, where the names were known, shooting need not have happened - and certainly not to the endangerment of others.
In News: New York cops kill bystander after undercover gun buy goes bad
skeptikool said:
... has a sun-blessed balcony or deck, container gardening can be productive, but a pot garden may invite the cops.
In News: 'Fat is not the enemy' says dietitian
skeptikool said:
... to be offering himself as a target. He might, however, have give more thought to potential collateral casualties.
In News: Op-Ed: Professor says legal critics of war on terror legitimate targets
skeptikool said:
... things are as ruinous to life as conviction for rape, as a story headlined today tells us:http://tinyurl.com/pu8fkkr
In News: Op-Ed: Chrissie Hynde — Comments were wrong, condemn them, not a victim
skeptikool said:
... if really peed off, and determined, and if a spouse is of like mind, one could might bring her or him into the act.
In News: Op-Ed: Scientist being investigated for Harperman protest song
skeptikool said:
... It may well be that if, financially, China has the world by the short hairs, it would be issued a very stern warning.
In News: Nine injured in chemical plant explosion in China