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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:
... an interview with Amy Goodman: I recall reading similar from one of his major characters in The Constant Gardener.
In News: Marijuana legalization fight in tiny Washington city of Fife
skeptikool said:
... if Big Pharma and Tobacco are not a voice in this particular conflict, expect them soon to grasp the opportunities.
In News: Marijuana legalization fight in tiny Washington city of Fife
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skeptikool said:
... Clavell's novel King Rat the European prisoners of Japanese during WW2 were not so diet-picky as rats became prized.
In News: Meeting the need for meat: Cambodia's rat-meat exports
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skeptikool said:
... refreshing, amid the horrors of what is happening around our world today, to read of this attempt to extend life.
In News: Botanists fight to save world's oldest living plant
skeptikool said:
... Give him some mull time. Who can deny that, so many US strategies of the past few years have absolutely sucked?
In News: Op-Ed: President Obama says he has 'no strategy yet to deal with ISIL'
skeptikool said:
... Well, there's a brighter side. Like former smokers, I guess former, tobacco farmers learned something.
In News: Op-Ed: Why is obvious human-induced climate change ignored?
skeptikool said:
... the continuing Fukushima disaster. Used toilet paper? A heck of a smear but, I'm sure, in many cases correct.
In News: Op-Ed: Why is obvious human-induced climate change ignored?

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