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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:
... it, exploit it. Engineer all existing and future structures to exclude water entry, then dredge to create Venice 3.
In News: Florida is 'Ground Zero' for sea level rise
skeptikool said:
... Yeah, unabashedly so. Well put, Michael.
In News: Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves
skeptikool said:
... Just yesterday, caught interesting program on a Dutch insect farm adding serving restaurants to serving pet owners.
In News: Enough already! Insects found in Brazil have sex up to 70 hours
skeptikool said:
... Nah, I've long held for men it's over washing and drying with rough toweling. Women use hairdryers and are oilier.
In News: Why stress is the root of hair problems Special
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skeptikool said:
... how Biden with a straight face, Obama for that matter, can talk about one country, allegedly, destabilizing another.
In News: Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves
skeptikool said:
... job. With youth into so much crap today, a little encouragement doesn't hurt - until that talent scout comes along.
In News: Britain's Got Talent: Schoolboy James Smith impresses (VIDEO)
Someone liked Op-Ed: ALEC and the Koch brothers fight solar energy with surcharges
skeptikool said:
... The size of the company you deal with is no assurance that there will be no effort to cheat. Read The Moneychangers.
In News: Op-Ed: Warning to a world growing increasingly dependent on credit cards
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