Forum posts made by hayley

Topic Let's Get Serious: Unicorns!
Posted 25 Sep 2017 02:10

But I only said I "thought" you took them & I was joking... why are you mad at me anyway?... this is all Hayley's fault. evil4 A12 guardian angel.jpg




Topic Let's Get Serious: Unicorns!
Posted 23 Sep 2017 16:27

Those are mine, Hayley. Really... stop sneaking into my closet. evil4

awwwwwww! ... ok then Embarassed ... here are your black ones back toooooo ... Embarassed unicorn shoes.jpg


Topic Same sex marriage in Australia.
Posted 23 Sep 2017 16:18

I'm irish and this vote was in 2015. I rarely comment on these subjects and while I totally and completely agree that such a large amount of money could be used in so many other areas and that politicians should make these simple decisions themselves as they are paid to do.... for me there was a flip side, the whole campaign was a constant talking point for its duration . This led to people who probably hadn't considered it before, discussing it, making the subject more in the open , as it should be. As a parent of three children, I with many others were able to use the campaign as a starting point to talking about different relationships and I was thrilled when my children , once it was explained what the referendum was about, could not see the point of it at all, that why wouldn't you marry who you love as long as you were happy....
I guess my point is that the campaign caused a stir and excitement and of course the excellent result was a day of celebration on which we made history

hello1 hello1 hello1 hello1 ... awesome post!

In Australia the Roman Catholic Church is still pretty strong, but if they can be overcome in Ireland then there is hope for Australia.

Tony Abbott, ex Australian Prime Minister, taught in a Seminary. He is a 'no' advocate. He was head butted in the street by a 'yes' campaigner last week, so things are getting heated down there. The No Campaign is spending a lot of money on advertising. This for example... aussie vote.jpg


Topic Recent hurricanes and earthquakes - North America hit hard
Posted 23 Sep 2017 15:57

Real America... sometimes only shows itself in times of adversity... harve.jpg


Topic Micro-successes
Posted 23 Sep 2017 15:46

I only bought one cookie, when really, I wanted two.

notworthy notworthy notworthy .. how do you do that? dontknow


Topic Micro-successes
Posted 23 Sep 2017 15:42

What was the Spa about again? dontknow

I think roast duck, certainly duck à l'orange needs the recipe thread. Shhh


Topic Micro-successes
Posted 23 Sep 2017 15:36

I had a pretty good day at work, I made a fantastic pasta bolognese and I talked to someone who really made me smile.
And I dunked several large cookies in my tea because I wanted to coffee

( to not two . I think I had four Embarassed)

I heard they put viagra in tea bags now. Doesn't actually help us as it isn't pink... but it stops the cookies going limp.



Topic Let's Get Serious: Unicorns!
Posted 23 Sep 2017 15:29


giggles... these belong to you too? Shhh shoes.jpg shoes1.jpg


Topic Eyebrows
Posted 22 Sep 2017 23:30

laughing8 laughing8 laughing8 .. that's funny!


Topic fifty shades
Posted 22 Sep 2017 13:09

so, word in these beauty streets is that there is a shade of red lip color for everyone. i so far have had minimal success with finding a red lip gloss - and absolutely none with finding a lipstick. (i'm not even venturing into liquid lipstick territory.) this has ABSOLUTELY rained on my makeup parade because there is something quite alluring about a woman, or man for that matter, who can confidently, and stylishly, pull off a bold red lip and i'd like to join their ranks.

what say you? have you had more success on this particular beauty front? care to share the shades that pep up your kisser? any ideas for those of us still on our quest? any and all posts are GREATLY appreciated!💋

Chanel's Rouge Allure range are awesome. They are marketed as 'luminous' but are not overly bright. There are some really subdued hues in the range.. but my favs are #175 Ardente and #172 Rouge Rebelle

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#172 chanel x500.jpg


Topic Eyebrows
Posted 22 Sep 2017 12:34

Have to look after them ... daily... part of your morning ritual Shhh

Worth seeking professional advice, even just once, as to thickness and shape. Remember they frame your eyes and are one of the first things people notice when they look at you.. even if it is subconsciously.


Topic All About Nails - General discussion board (Brands, trends, maintenance tips...)
Posted 22 Sep 2017 12:01 forum1.jpg

Topic what's on your t-shirt?
Posted 22 Sep 2017 11:41 shirt fashion statement moschino.jpg

Topic Let's Get Serious: Unicorns!
Posted 22 Sep 2017 11:34

Unicorn .. from Italy.. Milano 2017 ... awesome Shhh moschino milan 2017 x500.jpg

Topic How Many Fucks do you give?
Posted 22 Sep 2017 11:09 dec2014 give a fuck for.jpg

Topic Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
Posted 14 Sep 2017 13:25

My guess, less than 10%.

Big Hugs

Topic Let's Get Serious: Unicorns!
Posted 14 Sep 2017 13:07

Ok!... all wonderful joking aside... here's a real one... horse for trinket.jpg


Topic Who needs a hug?
Posted 14 Sep 2017 12:49 fact hug.jpg

Topic Global Warming and the Attack on Environmentalism
Posted 12 Sep 2017 12:09

Evangelical Christians were the key offenders that I was thinking of, when it comes to blocking abortion clinics or trying to mislead a woman to another service.

I would consider Islam right. It's about conserving a culture around a belief system (Conservatism).

That is an interesting argument. Have never thought of it that way. Moot point.


Topic Using your freedom of speech
Posted 12 Sep 2017 12:01

I'm no legal scholar, but I can't help but question the logic behind that concept. The problem is: where do you draw the line? If insulting me allows me to justifiably assault you without legal recourse, then who is to say what I find insulting? And how much of an assault am I allowed to commit? Can I use a weapon? Pepper spray? Spit in your face when I'm suffering from a head cold? You see the problem with this line of thought?

What if I'm insulted by the way you look? What if I'm insulted by the way you're dressed or the color of your skin or the way you cut your hair?

Nothing gives me the right to assault you unless you assault me first -- with actions, not words. Anything else results in chaos and anarchy.

This month, in the UK, a guy was sentenced to a year in prison for posting on facebook that all Brirish muslims should be killed. Seems he posted a bit of a tirade on his fb page after the Manchester terrorist attack that killed all those peeps at the Ariana Grande concert. After an hour or so he took it down and posted something more moderate. Too late it appears.

Read it

Topic Global Warming and the Attack on Environmentalism
Posted 12 Sep 2017 11:53

Nope. I don't deny that science has made predictions and tracked their accuracy. There's one prediction from 1978 that said we wouldn't have late summer sea ice by the mid 21st century. And look. We're now negotiating drilling and sailing through the new passageway that's formed from the lack of summer ice. Oooh...and check out this 50 year old article that predicted increased CO2 would cause increased global heat-trapping.

New York isn't due to be underwater for another 200 years. Can't find anything scientific that says or said otherwise. Likewise with a complete melting of the ice caps. Also, famine is predicted for 2050 if we don't reduce emissions. The weather leading to famine-conditions have already started.

As for the left/right thing...calling the left worse than the right is laughable. The right would rather see a woman bear a child she doesn't want, than taking advantage of a safe, approved medical method to ending the pregnancy. They'll moralize to her and make gauntlets for her to walk through where they call her names. Tell me the next time you see the left doing that at a gun show.

The right wants to go into business and then not follow the law for having a business. Talk about special rights! If it's against your religion to serve everyone, it's against your religion to go into business in the first place. Gays are asking lawmakers to uphold the law. You know, like how the right insists must be done in immigration.

The right judges you for not being employed. It uses shame towards anyone who would accept help through entitlement programs.

The right insisted that we lived in a post-racial America because Obama was elected. The left thinks they're blind for thinking so.

The right tends to value the Bible over the Constitution (though that's not a blanket statement) and the 2nd amendment over all others. Never mind if making that wedding cake falls under the 14th.

Not all the right are Roman Catholics or Muslim. And I suppose you could say That the Vatican is right wing but is Islam a right wing religion?. I don't think so.

Topic Same sex marriage in Australia.
Posted 12 Sep 2017 11:25

Isn't it a shame that a minority hold sway just because of numbers?. That a vote on something quite basic can't be allowed as a conscience vote?. That's politics I suppose. Soooo sad.

Well if it's a huge yes will it make any difference?. I suppose if it isn't it will be buried again. Soooo sad.


Topic On being a moderate Democrat
Posted 12 Sep 2017 06:21

I've thought about talking about this on the Think Tank, but figured it would devolve quickly, and turn into a shouting match. Let's try it here.

I'm a moderate Democrat. I believe in the idea of moderate politics, that don't swing too far in either direction. I was a big fan of Bill Clinton, Hillary less so, but I thought she'd make an adequate President (Trump I will not budge on, he is a ** Edited by Moderator. POTUS name-calling not allowed.** )

These days, in this politically polarized environment, I find very few people who I agree with politically. Once upon a time I was probably mainstream, but now I get grief from both sides. Those I know who are conservative (mostly relatives) think I'm a flaming liberal. Most of my friends, though, are significantly more liberal than I. So I end up disagreeing with them on several fronts:

- that I voted for Hilary, and still defend my vote
- that Bernie's ideals are great, but fiscally irresponsible (though I am a big believer in single payer health care)
- that I am a pretty big defender of the second amendment (ALL the amendments actually)
- that I don't think the left should be violent in protests (like the antifa), even while protesting Nazi rallies
- (this one has gotten me into the most debates) that I don't think all Confederate statues are automatically racist and should be torn down, but that they be considered case by case. I do think it's a part of our history. I have no problem with adding materials to place them in context, but a wholesale erasure seems like a knee-jerk reaction (the Confederate flag is different, it is a traitorous flag defending slavery, but a statue is a person, with a past and a family and a complex set of beliefs).

Don't yell at me. But discuss, please. Anyone out there in the center feeling left out of political debate today?

I don't know where you go. The Democrat Party is no longer left, centre left, not even centre. It's to the right and needs to find it's way back if it is to win in 2020, not mentioning 2018.

Topic Global Warming and the Attack on Environmentalism
Posted 12 Sep 2017 06:06

When I first read this, my first reaction was to tell you to take your two cents and shove them... well you get the point.

But then I realized that I actually kind of agree with you. There is a natural warming of the earth that has been taking place since the last ice age. That is undisputed. Regarding the impact that humans have on global warming... Well, I think I'll side with the thousands of scientists that agree that humans do actually have an affect on climate change.

Now I don't know what you are good at, or if you are even good at anything. But try to imagine that you have devoted your life to something else other than choosing the right nail polish to match your handbag... Then imagine that someone with zero knowledge in your area of "expertise" steps forth and tells you that you are wrong.

I know by know that people like you just don't grasp the concept of science. Objective truths mean nothing to you. You believe what you want based what you think will benefit yourself. I'm sorry if your Daddy owns stocks in a coal mine in Pennsylvania, but once you climb out of that "spoiled little brat" persona that you seem so willing to perpetuate, you will need to realize that other people in the world suffer regardless of your ignorance.

If you don't care, then just say it. But when you disagree with over 99% of experts, then that takes a superb level of arrogance that not I can comprehend.

There is no controversy. The only controversy is whether people like you are just selfish or stupid. I'm guessing a combination of both.

You do post a lot of twaddle. The fact that we agree that the earth is naturally warming and the fact that we are helping it ... well so what?. We can slow down our helping it along but I don't think we can stop Mother Nature's natural cycles.

I like that I disagree with 99% of experts but I wonder if that is so, for two reasons. Firstly, you don't say what 99% of experts agree on and secondly, I am not sure that 99% of experts, being experts, have ever agreed on anything.

So I will believe, until convinced otherwise, that the earth is warming naturally. That we are accelerating that warming but are not the root cause. Therefore we can't stop it but we could ease off the accelerator given the political will. However we can learn to live with it, to cope, which we must if we are to survive. And that learning to cope with it should be our main focus.

If that represents not caring, so be it. But I do believe there is controversy... between those who believe it's all our fault and that we can stop it and, I suppose, reverse it.... and those who believe, as I do, that utilising science to cope is our best and perhaps only solution.

Incidentally, choosing the right colour nail polish so as to enhance, not to clash with, accessories is not science. It's an art form.

Topic Same sex marriage in Australia.
Posted 10 Sep 2017 15:11

Of course there are. I think it's a waste of good money, because the results probably are no surprise (polls have already shown that the great majority of Australians supports same sex marriage) and the results are not binding. The real decision to legalise same sex marriage can only taken in the place where all law is decided, parliament. Why not just get on with it there?

It wouldn't pass a vote of acceptance in Parliament. That is why there is this referendum. And this referendum has beeen yanked from the political classes. It hasn't been given that willingly. It's an attempt to appease both sides of the argument. And, sadly, it is a real argument.

Australia is a terribly prejudiced country. The Aussie cry of "No Poofters!" is part of its folklore. I just hope that the vote is taken seriously. That peeps actually bother to reply. It needs a huge majority in favour for a 'yes' to be taken seriously. Otherwise the issue will remain contentious and simply be kicked down the road for ages.

I sooooo hope that it's 'yes' by heaps. But am really not certain it will be. angry7

Topic North Korea
Posted 10 Sep 2017 14:39

I saw a meme that said you should eat gummi bears two at a time so they don't have to die alone. But they are safe around me... I don't like them.

Meanwhile ... what do we do about North Korea?.

Do we just step back and accept that they are going to be a nuclear state?. I think that if there is to be no meaningful dialogue it's either that or 'boom'!. Of course American prestige will evaporate in some parts of the world if we do back down. Makes that twit in North Korea a greater hero than Bin Laden to our enemies. Successive Administrations seem to have backed us in to a corner. Even if we do back down, and try to manage north Korea the way we did the USSR , will that work aginst NK and do we have the patience?.

Any ideas on what we do next?. Do we have any Members from Japan, South Korea, or the Pacific Islands reading this I wonder?. Love to hear what their opinions are.

I think China and Russia will go on supporting NK as long as it suits their political agendas. Demeaning America on the international stage suits those agendas I think. Plus China likes having a buffer state between it and South Korea, which I think it sees as an extension of the USA.

Conundrum and then some.


Topic Would you donate your body to science or for organ donation?
Posted 10 Sep 2017 13:58



Topic FBI Qualifies Antifa Confrontations as Domestic Terrorist Violence
Posted 09 Sep 2017 01:20

Looks like Antifa's in the crosshairs now. They might have mocked libertarians for years in opposing authority, but the authority they mocked the opposition of is starting to crack down on them.

And about time too!

What amazes me is that according to some here these peeps don't exist. There is no extreme left. Well that's ok... I can accept that argument. Makes these people Democrats then... probably right. If all Trump supporters are fascist, nazis and members of the KKK.. then it must be that these people are the new face of the Democrats... well new face if they had the courage to show their faces.

Idiotic argument isn't it... both ways.

But that they are dangerous and extremely violent is certain. That they will be held to account is awesome. Will cause a storm of protest on the Think Tank given the level of support they enjoy here. berkley1.jpg

Topic Global Warming and the Attack on Environmentalism
Posted 09 Sep 2017 01:07

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all stop pointing the finger at each other.. j'accuse.. and accept that Mother Nature is on the change big time.

Perhaps if we mend our ways we might slow her down just a tad... but we need to accept the fact that climate change is a natural phenomena.. has been since the dawn of time... and we weren't here then... and that we can't stop it... certainly not reverse it. How dumb is that attitude.

Perhaps we could take all the energy .. and money... we waste.. and invest both into developing ways to cope .. and eventually survive that which Mother Nature is naturally throwing at us.

My 2 cents

Topic Tolerating Intolerance
Posted 09 Sep 2017 00:52

1. All of those things contradict each other.

2. "Supporting free speech" for Nazis only allows them to gather more followers and eventually kill you, your family and everyone else they don't like.

I understand your argument and concerns. But the same could be said for Communists, given their history.

But both Nazis and Communists have enjoyed free speech in America for like forever, as far as I can tell. We are still alive are we not?. Better to hear your enemy and refute their politics openly. And if the political climate and its economic consequences start to drive peeps towards extremes... then we need to adjust the politics and the economics... via the ballot box.

My 2 cents