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Gregory Bagshaw
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Attended Urrbrae High school, Adelaide S.A.
Lives in Bordertown, South Australia.
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A program to reintroduce crayweed forests to waters off Sydney's most famous beaches will now cover 16 locations, as part of a plan to rejuvenate the underwater eco-systems there. The aim of the project is to restore the variety of seaweed that once populated a 70-kilometre stretch of Sydney's ...
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I do wonder where the boundaries in many cases have gone, public decency for one. Thankfully country living isolates me from the worst cases. Am i anti gay, no, am i anti same sex marriage, no, if one of my kids was gay would i be upset, no.
I was upset when my eldest son years ago adopted the habit of walking around with his pants belted below his arse, every time i saw it I'd kick that arse, everytime his adoptive mother saw it she would dack him. Didn't take long to get him out of the habit and his year younger brother didn't bother trying. I could go on but you get the picture.
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I truly believe that some of the gouvernmemt people ARE NOT THE BRIGHTEST CRAYONS IN THE BOX!!!!
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hits 460 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs.
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Tonight here and it's so damn bright with a full moon supposedly tomorrow, it's like a heavily overcast day. I would happily walk or drive without lights anywhere within a hundred miles of here.
Pretty sure I'd be arrested if i was driving however but on nights like this you need damn good headlights with some serious aftermarket lighting to make an impression, standard lighting seems to be absorbed or evaporate.
Years ago when i used to drive long country distances mostly involving many night hours on dirt roads the more lights you had the better your chances of avoiding wildlife and today it is still an undeniable fact when outback with no regular oncoming traffic.
Except on nights like this, you might as well have shit lights on a night like tonight, we went out a little while ago in the work ute, which since bought almost 2 years ago has gradually been improved. Nothing special but being 10 years old when acquired its been given new shocks and we replaced the bench seat with buckets from a 2012 top spec model for comfort as we cover long distances. We also replaced the aluminium tray with a steel one to put more weight over the leaf sprung rear axle as generally the travel is unladen and that has dampened the jounce from the rear over rough roads (national highway 1) and bush roads
The biggest investment financially post initial purchase has been lighting because yet again when we do travel the home leg or the whole trip is at night so we initially upgraded globes from 55w quartz high beam to 100w quartz but that gave an improvement in distance and brightness it didn't cover the danger zone of country driving the verges.
Led light bars were researched and we mounted a 20 inch single on the bullbar, it was like turning night into day, yo need sunglasses for protection from the light reflected off road signs. As soon as you switched off the led lights for on coming traffic just with highbeam it was flying blind, with the light bar on in conjunction with high beam you couldn't see high beams light so as soon as you went too low beam there was a huge black void between you and the approaching vehicle where you couldn't even see the contours of the road 20ft in front of you let alone peripherally.
Our solution was to put hid inserts into the standard headlights and that has been an amazing success, lots of forward penetration without dazzling the oncoming traffic while still retaining decent peripheral light.
Nights like tonight you might as well drive without lights, it's like the moon sucks the light away, your driving on a long flat featureless dirt road under a bright cloudless sky and your world consist of a bubble of clearly defined light surrounded by a hazy surreal vista which appart from refleccting from the dirt roads surface shows nothing beyond.
One thing that light power does though even back in the day is it freezes wildlife, a roo comes out of that haze 20 ft in front of you a from roughly 30º to your left while travelling at 80 kph and stops looking into your lights it won't move and you will hit it. In 30 years of driving i have hit three roos at great expence for both the roos and i, tonight even with all that lighting we hit another one, for us the bulldar was a saviour for the roo a death penalty but to me it was a reminder to an old bushies habit.
On bright nights turn off your lights, even though i'm unlicensed i drove the last 170 odd k's home without lights taking over from my night blind business partner. Without headlights your eyes don't need to constantly adjust to reflections narrowing your focus and animals that do jump in front aren't blinded and frozen and in that manner we travelled back to the outskirts of town only turning the lights on twice in advance for oncoming traffic as I didn't want to scare them. Three times we had roos repeat the steps of the first one and all were avoided because of a seconds advanced recognition of movement and threat.
Please don't drive without lights in any other circumstances and always leave your parkers on in case of no matter how unlikely pedestrians. 
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+Michael Ringland and that level of automation and the mention of sleep is alone a worry however i'm sure with that level of sophistication it comes standard with drowsiness alert. One of the things that kept us alive back in the day was cars were crap, you couldn't relax or get too comfortable because anything older than 3 years generally developed a mind of it's own with the constant threat of wandering or breaking down.
Ah if the kids only knew the hardships we gladly suffered in the name of lust.
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Tad blurry i know but it was taken laying on my back on pavers holding the camera on the garden bed at a slight angle. The Moon is central to a huge halo effect tonight that just awesome especially as Mars is also within the central ring.
On the far right of the 1/3 from the bottom is the top of a 10 ft pine post so the focal point of the camera is 8 ft below and 4 ft west. The lens is 18-55 at 18 and the camera set on night portrait so it did alright for an unfamiliar cheapy.
Iv'e heard in the past a ring around the moon means rain and this time i will believe it as we have a 70% chance forecast for friday and WA is in the midst of their first wintry blast for the year on the southern end.
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I am just going to have a nap.....right here!
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The Church of Scotland votes to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages, following years of deliberation.
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+Michael Ringland your joint is in the mail as soon as i finish this quality Ale.
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Bloody annoying, if i wish to see posts in full or reply to comments or comment on a post i need to fire up my computer and hook it too my mobile phone before going on line to G+.
For some obscure reason doing it this way allows me to communicate however if i just G+ on the phone Posts rarely open meaning i can't read or comment so most of the time i just +1 and move on otherwise the frustration will send me round the twist.
Many times i wish to comment on post's eg compliment a photo or reply to a reply but can not. Silly really as the location when on line is generally the same whether on the phone alone or linked to the computer.
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+Elizabeth Kearvell joys of rural living.
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Cancer recovery/Dad
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Over 50 years of living starting as a farm kid done my 12 years of government schooling and many courses since, worked in a vast array of employment including self employed both in and outdoors. I can do pretty much anything except fly a plane or rocket if i haven't done or experienced it yet I'm more than willing to give it a try I've shovelled sewerage at one end of the work spectrum and owned a restaurant at the other.
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  • Invalid pensioner.
    Cancer recovery, 2011 - present
    Living in Bordertown South Australia while learning to walk again and trying to get fit after getting flattened by non hodgkins b cell lymphatic cancer and an unfortunate allergic reaction to a chemo therapy drug.
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Currently
Bordertown, South Australia.
Previously
Hastings, Victoria, Australia. - Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. - Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia. - Narrre Warren, Victoria, Australia. - Adelaide, South Australia. - Renmark, South Australia. - Cherry Gardens, South Australia.
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South Australian born and educated, lived in Bordertown several different suburbs around Adelaide plus Cherry Gardens in the Southern Adelaide Hills and Renmark S.A. Narre Warren, Pearcedale and Hastings in Victoria also i have lived in Brisbane and the Gold Coast at Burleigh Waters in Queensland. Had numerous different occupations and enjoyed them all, I have 3 genetic children and 3 step children. I love firstly my children, Photography, Cars, Motorbikes, the bush and discovery in all it's wonder.
Bragging rights
Survived 2 leanghty coma's after being clinically dead twice in both cases. The first in 83 from fat embolism from a shattered femer. The second with Cancer in 2011 from which I woke a quadraplegic, now three years later I can walk again with the help of medication and slowly continue to recover.
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Education
  • Urrbrae High school, Adelaide S.A.
    Certificate in Agriculture, 1978 - 1979
  • Bordertown High School
    School, 1975 - 1977
  • Marleston College of wool and textiles
    Wool Classing, 1980 - 1983
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Baggy.
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Honey bees. (paulrollings / Flickr) Honey bees are vanishing from hives and neonicotinoids (a type of insecticide) are to blame. Two neonico

NASA - Milky Way: A Crowded Neighborhood
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Milky Way: A Crowded Neighborhood. The center of the Milky Way is a crowded neighborhood and not always a calm one, as seen in this image fr