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Merv Gillespie

"To help wherever I can with the causes of peace in the world, protection of defenceless animals and the restoration of habitat to wildlife."

Somerville, Victoria, Australia
male, age 5
married, 2 children
Speaks: Bloody Strine mate (Australian)
Joined Apr 28, 2006


 
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Groups Defenders of Wildlife, Former Silent Majority, No Religion Too, Outback and DownUnder, WILDLIFE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION GROUP
Hometown Somerville 
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Birthday June 06, 2009  
Languages Bloody Strine mate (Australian)  
About Me Community minded and involved.
Ex. Search & Rescue Squad - Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
Ex. Senior Volunteer Firefighter. Country Fire Authority
Currently Honorary Justice (Justice of the Peace)
Licensed Private Pilot
Independent Person for Victoria State Police
Independent Witness for Australian Federal Police
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  Lifestyle
Pets Stewie - Flemish Giant Rabbit  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Spiritual but not religious  
Eating Habits fresh fruit and veggies, Protein - Meat, Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me Born and raised in Belfast.
My Philosophy Research the facts
Resist a purely emotional response to an issue
Respect others rights to a different opinion
What Gives Me Hope Most people are inherently good.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Overhaul the Justice system so the penalty fits the crime.
Overhaul the welfare system so the underprivileged get a fair go
Overhaul the tax system to feed some of the wealth of the fat cats down the line
What/who changed my life and why Book:Black Holes and Warped Space Time. (William J. Kaufmann,III)
Movie:"Yesterday's Children" with Jane Seymour
Event:Leaving "The Troubles" behind me in Belfast
Person: My wife Bronwyn
What Bugs Me Conspiracy Theorists, Anti-Semites, People that are up themselves, Extremists and radicals, Religious fanatics, Diet fanatics, People with a closed mind, Anyone who would hurt anyone or anything, Racism/Prejudice, ignorance  
Passions Cooking for my family, All Living Creatures, Research and learning, The needless slaughter of species, Other cultures, Natural wonders of the world, Any of the sciences  
Inspirations Historical revelations, Advances in science, good people, understanding, The Great Spirit, rain, the beauty of nature, peacemakers, life itself  
What Scares Me The scourge of drugs, Injustice intolerance and cruelty, Societies moral decline, Greed inspired crime, Drunk killer drivers, Binge drinking amongst the young, Escalating street violence, Losing the ones I love, Ignorance and evil  
  Favorites
Role Models Victoria Police, Some friends, My ex-in laws, My dad, Jane Goodall, Albert Einstein  
Quotation "To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul.
To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
- Deepak Chopra
Interests wildlife, photography, humor, history, gardening, ecology, computers, archaeology  
Books Archaeology/Early man, Cosmology, The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Irish Histroy, Military history, true stories, The Secret Life of Plants, Anything to do with animals and nature  
Music Anything Elvis, Rock and Roll, oldies, Hip Hop, enya, Easy listening, Classic Rock, celtic, bluegrass  
Movies Not really on the movie go round, Yesterdays Children, comedy  
TV Shows Mythbusters, Time Team, David Attenborough documentaries, Wildlife programmes, News and documentaries, current affairs, Everybody Loves Raymond  
Favorite Foods Well balanced meals with meat and veg, Mad about seafood, most cruciferous vegetables, all manner of roasts, very occassional take away, Kangaroo steak, Crocodile tail in white sauce, Canton Chinese  
Favorite Places Planet Earth till I have to go home, Australian ghost towns, Coastal towns, Australian outback, All Ireland north and south, Streams rivers and waterfalls, Any mountaineous area!, Any forest anywhere  
Can't Live Without Friends and most family members, A sense of humour, Observing animals and nature, Reading a good book - not novels, My wife son and daughter, Summer BBQ's beer and social intercourse  
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    Jun 19, 2014 3:35 AM

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    Hi Merv - Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
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    Hi Merv - Wishing you a very Happy Birthday from Seattle!
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    Sorry I'm late...Hope it was a great one.

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