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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:
... hotel restaurants, at which I worked in the UK, this milk-mixed mustard would always be part of the table's cruet.
In News: For your love of spicy mustard — Thank a caterpillar
skeptikool said:
... Yeah, media control takes many forms.
In News: Op-Ed: Pentagon claims journalists can be legitimate targets
skeptikool said:
... We gotta be less wimpish with these cash-grabbing laws. It was a hassle but, with two tickets, I fought both and won.
In News: Missing comma gets woman out of parking ticket
skeptikool said:
... thinking entities. I love that mix-it-yourself mustard - so far removed from that tepid stuff in its squeeze bottle.
In News: For your love of spicy mustard — Thank a caterpillar
skeptikool said:
... of the story. As far as the article is concerned, a shill for the gun-lovers of America could have done little better.
In News: Alleged intruder slain, Second Amendment used
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