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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:
... or suppressed to favor existing industry. I join the countless thousands of others saying, "I'll not sit idly by."
In News: Global climate protest draws thousands around the world
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skeptikool said:
... is the public apathy. Evidence here would suggest that DJ response is little f**king better. Really depressing.
In News: Op-Ed: $117,000 'drive-by doctor' bill calls for universal health care
skeptikool said:
... case involving a Canadian acupuncturist, hugely over-billing, recently became public: http://tinyurl.com/nqg96es
In News: Op-Ed: $117,000 'drive-by doctor' bill calls for universal health care
skeptikool said:
... by a venal supplier for tax purposes, and to reduce inventory of an inferior product that had sat on shelves at home.
In News: Uganda says fight against AIDS affected by too small condoms
skeptikool said:
... case? If for the purpose a cat-o-nine-tails was used, does that mean that 11 whippings would have been administered?
In News: Iran 'Happy' dancers given 91 lashes
skeptikool said:
... no, Kev. Welch on the promises, surely?
In News: Scottish Referendum: 'No' voters were 'tricked' says Alex Salmond
skeptikool said:
... out of nuclear power, in favor of safer alternatives, won't solve this problem but may help preventing its growth.
In News: Crippled nuclear waste dump still dangerous
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skeptikool said:
... don't care who's responsible for that huge floater, EVERYBODY OUT OF THE POOL!"
In News: Indian swimming contest interrupted when bull dives into pool

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