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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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Someone liked Londoners fear house prices will force them out of the capital
skeptikool said:
... - certainly in Vancouver and Toronto. Don't expect the power-brokers to admit it, but it's Capitalism at its ugliest.
In News: Londoners fear house prices will force them out of the capital
skeptikool said:
... falling down as far as consumer advocacy in this area is concerned. The phone is a safety necessity for seniors.
In News: U.S. government suing AT&T over claims of 'unlimited' data
skeptikool said:
... Karen, A monstrous bubble of methane? Isn't that one popular theory put forward re: the alleged, Bermuda Triangle?
In News: Where did all that BP oil go? Scientists find out
skeptikool said:
... phone bills - a windfall to a phone company that can warn you, before billing, that your credit card needs feeding.
In News: U.S. government suing AT&T over claims of 'unlimited' data
skeptikool said:
... who nonetheless felt an obligation to vote, were voting for that person/party they had been told was going to win.
In News: Another poll filled with bad news for Democrats
skeptikool said:
... Agreed. They're too often used solely to manipulate. Well, dogs trust 'em I guess, but they cain't spell..
In News: Another poll filled with bad news for Democrats
skeptikool said:
... lucky that undersea earthquakes have not vented oil to the surface in even greater amounts than occurred here.
In News: Where did all that BP oil go? Scientists find out
Someone liked Where did all that BP oil go? Scientists find out
skeptikool said:
... credit card payment) Naturally, I'm contesting this. I think the aged are particularly vulnerable to such practice.
In News: U.S. government suing AT&T over claims of 'unlimited' data

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