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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:
... over more methane, cow manure, hamburger and nuclear power - even if that does come about through Chinese initiative.
In News: Senate leader Reid calls rancher supporters domestic terrorists
skeptikool said:
... it. I expect there will now be quite a wait, but I'm putting it on hold at my library. Wherever, may he rest in peace.
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skeptikool said:
... in other ways? I believe many of our youth today will suffer, and are suffering, more damage from prescribed drugs.
In News: Study of young marijuana users' brains shows abnormalities
skeptikool said:
... too has talent. Try this one - not just because that's my granddaughter on the trumpet: http://youtu.be/RX9a70bgdg8
In News: Britain's Got Talent: Schoolboy James Smith impresses (VIDEO)
skeptikool said:
... work if they got on with each other, but I can't help seeing a Good & Smith attempting to bite each other to death.
In News: Should the U.S. prohibit reproductive cloning? Special
skeptikool said:
... weren't marked FRAGILE. It certainly shows contempt for the property of those who put food on these workers' tables.
In News: Video of Air Canada baggage handlers roughly throwing suitcases
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skeptikool said:
... link: My research shows the London Array in the Thames Estuary to now be the largest offshore wind farm at 630 MW.
In News: Op-Ed: Looking at climate change as a creative challenge
skeptikool said:
... more, but at $152.2 liter, (Delta BC) there is great reluctance of the vested interests toward cleaner alternatives.
In News: Op-Ed: Senate: Democrats lose advantage in four more states

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