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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:
... the public and the nuclear industries are concerned, what does this say about where some governments' priorities are?
In News: Japan accused of 'cover-up' in radiation level reports
skeptikool said:
... it seems that both, the killer and sumdume, may have been "got at" by the Gun Lobby.
In News: Five youths stabbed to death in Canada at house party in Calgary
Someone liked Plumbing problem surprise: A moose in the well
skeptikool said:
... said the visiting McTavish, "a moose you say? If that's a moose, I'd hate to see a rat."
In News: Plumbing problem surprise: A moose in the well
Someone liked Canadians' mental health records shared with FBI, border patrol
skeptikool said:
... or seeking a waiver for some other reason, it's become a $multi-billion business: Even DJ has carried the ads.
In News: Canadians' mental health records shared with FBI, border patrol
skeptikool said:
... AFP has posted over 100 articles. Perhaps we'll now see, Digital Journal bought out by AFP - or the players reversed.
In News: TopFinds: Making fuel from seawater, Heartbleed's password scare
skeptikool said:
... currently at hand. There's also note of an oil slick 5.5 kilometers from the area. The oil is being analyzed
In News: Suspicions raised about co-pilot of missing plane
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skeptikool said:
... recognition of that herb, marijuana. A pity prison authorities didn't value it more: http://tinyurl.com/kakemsa
In News: Chinese herbal medicine has potential for treating hepatitis C

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