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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:
... Nah, I wish death on no one - not from Islamic radicals nor trigger-happy cops
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skeptikool said:
... the war monger, Stephen Harper, we're told "is safe". And what of leaders of the other parties and others on The Hill?
In News: Canada: Soldier shot, killed at National War Memorial in Ottawa
skeptikool said:
... Portugal's fado music, the soul of Portugal, does it for me. For some, music so emotive its banning was called for.
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skeptikool said:
... Both Karen and Leekwoman are wrong. Frequently, in Canada, the death penalty is administered by trigger-happy cops.
In News: Radicalized militant attacks Canadian soldiers, kills one
skeptikool said:
... into his spine with amazingly positive results. Thousands of sufferers will await this being truly a breakthrough.
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... (bought one lately?) and had been under surveillance. To what degree had he been radicalized by those who killed him?
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... to an infected area, he may be able to donate blood, with other recovered, to help others suffering the disease.
In News: 'Humbled' NBC cameraman recovers from Ebola

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