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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:
... because of the players he would have brought in - plus, tipping as he did, would have brought no dealer complaints.
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skeptikool said:
... male guards got to know with whom they could take their pleasure, without being endangered by claims of child support.
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skeptikool said:
... exists in reporting - or lack of. Some of us have suspected that this sort of thing may have been so for some time.
In News: Op-Ed: Western Media blasted Israel over casualties; mostly quiet now
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skeptikool said:
... Perhaps, with such a message, you had to try harder.
In News: Op-Ed: Abbas turns up rhetoric against Israel
skeptikool said:
... involving similar structures - not only those of NYC. If other pertinent information emerges it should not be hidden.
In News: De Blasio tries to squash new 9/11 investigation, City Hall fraud Special
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skeptikool said:
... by this Asian economic giant. At the same time a prudent China will give regard to all weapons, actual or potential.
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