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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:
... of ink internationally. Is the Vancouver interest much different than the Toronto interest re: Palestine, US/Israel?
In News: Mayor Rob Ford apologizes for incident at Ford Fest
skeptikool said:
... media. It happens so often. Raise a question that most prefer to avoid, and the article dies segueing into another.
In News: Ukraine wrests control of part of MH17 crash site from rebels
skeptikool said:
... fine example of a nation's petty vindictiveness.
In News: Op-Ed: Israeli attack destroys Gaza Ark
Someone liked Op-Ed: Israeli attack destroys Gaza Ark
skeptikool said:
... The fix in this case, with a toy and a bit of hardware, must have cost all of $25. Why the need for fundraising?
In News: Video of Chihuahua learning to walk without front legs goes viral
skeptikool said:
... to examine the site, gives credence to the belief that it was not the separatists who shot down the aircraft.
In News: Ukraine wrests control of part of MH17 crash site from rebels
skeptikool said:
... do-gooders introduced democracy. Was there not greater tolerance between religions before Saddam Hussein was murdered?
In News: Mosul's Christians ask, 'Where is the conscience of the world?'
Someone liked Mosul's Christians ask, 'Where is the conscience of the world?'
skeptikool said:
... be said to suffer. This is about bigotry. The fact the executive couple lived in a luxury apartment is irrelevant.
In News: Putin’s daughter reportedly flees Netherlands home
skeptikool said:
... They're often designed to manipulate as they demonize. Many hate-filled will can't wait to embrace them, trash or not.
In News: Op-Ed: Islamic State order in Mosul for FGM probably a hoax

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