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Xmas traditions.

  • By Chook
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  • 3 replies

Do you have any Christmas traditions that you follow? We buy a Hallmark Christmas keepsake for the boys to put on our tree. We have been doing this since they were born and now have a great...

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Worse job you've ever had.

  • By Chook
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I think for me my worst job would be my very first one. It was in a tobacconist/barbers run by Greeks and frequented by the same. They all talked in that language and I didn't so made things very...

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Do sales influence when you start your festive season shopping?

  • By Jord74
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  • 45 replies

How early is too early for Christmas shopping? Are you a planner or a last minuter? Do you take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, even Boxing Day sales, to purchase your Xmas loot? Do...

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Grocery shopping habits - are yours changing?

  • By Cafestudy Admin
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  • 148 replies

Cafestudy members, we have 10 $15 Giftpax vouchers to give away to the best 10 replies to the following question! The grocery shopping landscape is changing, with supermarket giant Woolworths...

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Cafestudy redemptions

  • By looklively
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  • 73 replies

Please let us know what you think of the new redemption options. Both good and bad please. Is there anything we can still make better? Is there anything that is particularly good?

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With all the sales on before Christmas these days, are you spending less time in the post-sales?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 167 replies

Do you think people are blowing more money overall as they buy not just Christmas presents, but also other bits in the pre-Christmas sales? Alternatively, do you think people are still excited...

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Who is to blame

  • By aedna
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  • 7 replies

There are two scenarios. 1. A father puts money aside for his son. When the son is ready to leave home the father buys his son a home and car. Now he says you have a head start in life. Take...

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Money Matters

  • By Nefertari
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I recently lost my husband of 38 years to cancer and decided to put the bank account which had been in joint names, into my name only. You can imagine my confusion when I was told by the bank...

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Should juvenile offenders be publicly named?

  • By Hilary
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There's talk about naming juveniles that go before court. Do you think that's a good idea. or not? Many young people think going to court is just a joke. I think they should only be named if found...

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Why do you enjoy being a member of an online survey site?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 230 replies

Is it because you love giving your opinion? Or are you in it for the money? Perhaps it's because you enjoy the sense of community that comes from Café Chat? Do you contribute to Café Chat often? If...

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Pagans

  • By Gypsycat
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I am wondering if there are many Pagans here in Aus, & also from non-Pagans, how well (or not) that it is understood. I have had many people think that it is to do with devil-worship (most of us...

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Halloween in Australia

  • By 3lions
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  • 12 replies

Hi Just curious as to what you think. I don't understand why we all of a sudden are celebrating Halloween? I understand the commercialized opportunity for shops alike. I just don't understand...

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Religion

  • By cooliosmooth
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  • 1 replies

Doctrinal discussion of religious topics only please.

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What makes a job the 'perfect job'?

  • By looklively
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  • 75 replies

How satisfied are you with your job at the moment? Are you thinking of changing jobs? And if you are looking at changing jobs or just about to embark on looking for your first job, what do you look...

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Ethics in corporate level can change the fate of countries

  • By harsha6934
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  • 6 replies

Ethical behaviors of corporate firms can change the way a country operates and its development

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How and what effect does scamming have on you?

  • By looklively
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  • 161 replies

I am sure we have all had some experience of scammers either by email, phone or letter. I want to find out what company the scammer pretended to be from, what they asked and most importantly...

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To Twitter or not to Twitter?

  • By looklively
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  • 124 replies

Do you use this recently floated social media? If so, what do you use it for? Are you following celebrities or companies/brands? What are you hoping to find out from Twitter feeds? And to non users...

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What makes you 'like' a Facebook page or ad?

  • By looklively
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  • 132 replies

Companies are spending more and more money on social media to target new customers. We want to know if you have ever visited a company's Facebook page and clicked 'like', and/or clicked 'like' on...

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How social is social media?

  • By Cafestudy Admin
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  • 47 replies

How social do you think social media is? Does it make you feel connected with people, or just a viewer/bystander? How do you prefer to connect to people - is face to face still best, or are...

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Customer service - share your good experiences!

  • By Cafestudy Admin
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  • 52 replies

A lot of companies seem to spend a lot of time telling us how good their customer service is. But I'm sure we'd all agree that they are not always up to scratch! While we're sure everyone has a bad...

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How, when and where do you do your Christmas shopping?

  • By looklively
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  • 146 replies

When do you buy Christmas presents? Do you start buying them throughout the year, or do you leave it to the last minute? How do you buy them (i.e online or in store). Do you change the stores that...

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Where has Christmas gone

  • By Mustang17
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  • 44 replies

The Child Centre where my daughter-in-law works will not be celebrating Christmas with the children as there are families who attend who dont believe in it. Last time I checked this was Australia...

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What is the Aborigine Truth?

  • By Ritz
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I want to understand more about them what is their belief, their cultural understanding are they similar to our Tangata whenua in NZ? Are they similar to the American Indians? I know that they are...

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How would you deal with difficult people living under the same roof?

  • By Sammm2
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I'm 20; F; uni student. I'm currently living with my extended family. However, things don't go as planned. My aunt is unhappy for allowing me to stay with them without paying rental. One day, she...

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Jesus

  • By Kudzie
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  • 29 replies

Who does know Jesus and how many people does goes to church. Do you believe in Jesus and why?

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annual verge collection

  • By dolphin3
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Like every year people are complaining how messy the front verges get because of the verge collection. I drive around like every year and pick up kids' clothes, the good stuff I take to Bali the...

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How do you feel about Christmas? Love it? Hate it?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 363 replies

Do you wish Christmas would come and go quickly or do you look forward to it with great enthusiasm? Do you believe Christmas has lost its meaning given all the materialistic connotations associated...

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Do you consider yourself selfless or selfish?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 346 replies

If you aren't a selfless person, is it simply because you can't be bothered? Does selflessness actually get you anywhere in life anyway? And if you are concerned about it, how do we stop society...

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Employment

  • By aedna
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I would like to beg employers to change their attitude towards new staff recruits. Instead of looking for the most personable, outgoing, confident candidate. Look at how long that person has been...

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Colour and Race should not matter

  • By Phoenixflame
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http://www.ted.com/talks/mellody_hobson_color_blind_or_color_brave I was watching the above TED talk and thought, why does there have to be more 'blacks' in the senate. And similarly, why must...

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Don't panic - Xmas

  • By aedna
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Does Christmas get to you? When you are in a state of panic just stop. Save a little of that panic for next Christmas. After all another one is only 12 months away. Buying presents? Well you...

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Reality check

  • By aedna
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This is just an opinion. It seems to be part being human is wanting to make others like ourselves. We object to someone's skin colour, the shape of features, the way they move, physical beauty or...

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TO SHARE OR NOT TO SHARE

  • By nej1941
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We have relatives who recently won a substantial lottery prize. As they are pensioners, they never had much money until their win, and we always paid if we went out to a restaurant or pub. We also...

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Long Lost Dreams. Do you have any?

  • By Jreefa
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Have you ever given up a dream? That one thing you think about at random times throughout the days. Where you always wonder 'What If' ?

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Marriage

  • By grajac
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  • 33 replies

Should a new word be made for gays to marry and have the same rights as a male and female who marry --- gayiage???

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Is it safe for on line daing?!

  • By beachhut
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Is there anyone have successful experience in on line DATING? - How did you meet your perfect match? and stay in love?... Happiness is everywhere you are looking for...

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14 is the new 18?

  • By Livvyd
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  • 14 replies

Do you beleive that in our society today kids are growing up way to fast than they once used to? Is 14 the new 18 in our society?

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Halloween over for another year, but should we be celebrating?

  • By mandal
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I'm torn over Halloween, but only a little. My American friends say it's a lot of fun for their children but I think their perspective of it is steeped in having a history of it and being set up...

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What would you do...

  • By beachhut
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My girlfriend has recently married.. She has mortgage on her own, Now, the married couple lives in her home, And she still the only one pay for home mortgage. He is high incomer, she is not. Her...

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The social reject.

  • By Wattobird
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Im an outsider among outsiders, literally. My group of friends are "dark" in general; dress in punk/gothic style, listening to heavy metal. Some smoke, some have tattoos. These are the people whom...

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Masculinity: What did it mean before and what does it mean now?

  • By jess312
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Do you think we place pressure on boys to be masculine? If we do, why do we do this and who socialises boys to do this? What does it mean to even be 'masculine' today? Have the ideals of...

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noreen

  • By wattle
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i am 77 yo I would be pleased to work 3 to 4 days a week for say 4 hours in a office who would give me a job I work 2 or 3 times a week in volunteering work sometimes more I am on my own and I...

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What do you do when a person falls over

  • By Eddy1800
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  • 20 replies

Do you help them or leave them for someone else to helpBe honest

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Is there really a God?

  • By sam.gerges86
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  • 173 replies

Hi :) I am interested in understanding how our society falls in regards to beliefs - specifically in the belief in a God. I would like to start the discussion by saying that I am searching for the...

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People Living Alone

  • By Thagoona
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When a person loses their partner to something like cancer, they also lose their friends. Why is this? Is it that there was little contact before and now it just becomes more obvious? Unfortunately...

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Lack of Customer Service

  • By 3lions
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  • 29 replies

Hiya Everyone, Seasons Greetings! I just cannot believe the way you are treated or not treated more to the point in retail shops these days. It's all to hard for them to help you & if you ask...

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Mature Age Job Seeking

  • By JennyC.
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Mature age job seekers have battles looking for work.After looking for work and sending off many applications for positions in the last 4 months it is easy to see now why even the young give up.It...

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Do you show yourself

  • By Freedomy
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When first entering into a relationship, do you go all the way to reveal who you are or do you only want to show the good bits. When it comes to a partner at the start do you ignore all those...

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When it comes to 'liking' page on Facebook, do you often support small businesses?

  • By Crypthager
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Facebook is used for many advertising materials now and companies. Many small businesses start on Facebook to gain their audience. Do you think it's a good idea to gain audiences on Facebook for a...

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Relationships

  • By Ralphy
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I need to ask this simple question. At least I thought it was a simple question until I spoke to a few friends of mine who made me even more confussed. Why? Why do people that enter into...

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National Service made compulsary?

  • By anna
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What are the thoughts on National Service & a year in the Services just out of school? I think it is a great idea, make kids grow up & be responsible. Both male & female.

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What driving bad habits have you observed that cheese you off and why ?

  • By ponti
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I'm on the road quite a lot and see many things happening. Some of these occurrences are mildly annoying and others are downright dangerous. What have you seen out there on our roads ? How annoyed...

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What are your thoughts on Racism, Is it deserved in some cases or is it just plain wrong

  • By James Tagg
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  • 7 replies

Constantly on Facebook and other social networking sites you will see countless acts of racism.

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Children`s behaviour

  • By 19chris51
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  • 45 replies

I am appauled at the way children behave, not all I`ll grant you, but gosh I had a lovely friend and her children stay for a few days, man oh man, the boy who is about 7, wow if he could not get...

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Smokers - the biggest people being discriminated against

  • By Ralphy
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I am a smoker and have been since I was 15 (quite a few years now) I always said when they reach $5 I would give up but like most of us, when they go up we increase our "price" when we will quit....

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Mother in Law conflicts especially when the son is a mummy's boy

  • By senorita
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Has anyone have any conflicts when your husband who is a mummy's boy tend to agree to his mother rather his wife?

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Any ideas?

  • By 888shelley
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Have posted before about my horrid neighbour, now he has teamed up with the neighbour on the other side of us. They will be referred to as 1 and 2...1 seems to be a little sheepish over the...

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Entertainment and money

  • By Volcano
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Do you think you have to spend a lot of money to be entertained? Does fun have to cost a lot? Whar are some low cost/no cost ways to entertain yourself? I'm running short of ideas!

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If I Had aTime Machine......

  • By Nefertari
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I've often thought how great it would be if time machines had been invented! If I had the opportunity I would revisit my childhood days and meet again those nearest and dearest to me from that...

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Can Robots / Androids have a Soul ?

  • By Hartmut
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Assuming that a Soul chooses a body into in which it will incarnate, I think it may be possible that it may choose a body which is a combination of biological and machine / computer. After all we...

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What puts you on an instant high and brings you joy?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 97 replies

Is it exercise and the euphoric endorphins released? An ocean swim on a crystal clear day? A friendly smile from a stranger on the street? A gripping book? Wonderful friends and family? What about...

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Knight in Shining Armour

  • By Rachel
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  • 13 replies

Recently I witnessed an elderly lady having her bag snatched . Before I could even rationally think about the situation, and whether I could be putting myself in danger, I had given my handbag to...

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Work Psychopaths

  • By dogbreath
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If you're anything like me, you just want to make every day at work as pleasant as possible -- you know how it is: go to work, work hard, have some fun and go home to live your life. But what do...

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Are we looking after our Senior population enough?

  • By anna
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  • 18 replies

There are so many seniors around who are wonderful to sit & chat with, lots seem to spend time alone. Loneliness is a curse. Are we doing enough for them? One worry is them cutting power to heating...

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Bored youth

  • By EileenW1
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  • 10 replies

Why do young people say there is nothing to do and they are bored? This young generation has so much money to spend on gadgets such as expensive mobiles, ipads, computers and many even have cars. I...

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Where did you meet your man?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 35 replies

I'm a single 30 year old girl living in Sydney and can't seem to meet the right man! They all promise the world and deliver nothing... Any suggestions?

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Relationships

  • By Gaye
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  • 9 replies

I'm about to get married to a great man who I love dearly,but my question is can a relationship last when two people have totally different interest.

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Crime & Drugs

  • By sweetknees
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  • 13 replies

Should people who commit crimes & then blame it on drugs get more lenient sentences?

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Questions of Members of Parliament

  • By anna
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  • 18 replies

Hyperthically - if you were to have a cuppa with an MP what questions would you ask?

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Families

  • By Jewels
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  • 12 replies

Why have families changed so much and are these changes linked with societal breakdowns?

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Ban Bligh's Brothel

  • By Sherri
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  • 13 replies

Toowoomba Council and residents have protested against Bligh's government over-ruling the will of the people and forcing us to accept a brothel in our family oriented community! We are outraged at...

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Australia

  • By EVLCRETURE
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  • 34 replies

Is the next generation going to be strong enough? Are we breading the natural strength out of our immune systems?

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Which came first the chicken or the egg??

  • By chillipepper
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I'm having a huge debate with my wife about which came first,was it the chicken of was it the egg? can anyone out there shed some light on the subject?

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Sept 11

  • By Volcano
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  • 11 replies

Do you think people born on September 11 should have to see images of destruction every birthday? (It was a terrible thing to happen, but birthdays are supposed to be happy occasions, do you agree?)

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your surveys are painful

  • By K13
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ive always loved doing your surveys but lately i find them to be a real chore. the boxes we need to click on sometimes need to be clicked 5 or 6 times in various places before they register our...

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Easy Jobs

  • By Volcano
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Not sure if this is the right place to put this. I'd really love a really easy job that doesn't take up much time, but bings in a lot of money. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd also love...

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Have you ever seen a ghost or encountered anything spooky?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 255 replies

Perhaps you have a room in your house that never quite feels right. Do you hear bumps in the night or see shadows out of the corner of your eye? Are you a medium or clairvoyant who can communicate...

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The BONDS survey

  • By Blackbird
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  • 14 replies

I am disgusted by the proposed Bonds underwear advertising. It is really off. There is enough crudeness already today and I don't think it appropriate that Bonds encourage or condone it. Also. in...

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Small weddings

  • By Tracy
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  • 4 replies

It is becoming more common to have a small wedding as sometimes the parents cannot contribute and it is too huge an expense for a new couple. What are your thoughts on this?

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2012

  • By Topsy
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Thoughts and ideas about impending supposed doomsday. Is it necessary to look carefully at the outcome of a global environmental crisis and prepare or do we keep our heads in the sand

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Are Social Ethic disppearing from our culture?

  • By flyingace
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  • 11 replies

Yes, people are no longer as Tolerant, Considerate or Respectful towards others.

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Christmas Traditions

  • By spog777
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  • 6 replies

Do you think people are re-embracing the traditional aspects of celebrating Christmas or has modernistic values changed how we see and do things

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Helping out an Elderly Parent

  • By Nettybear
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  • 6 replies

I have a problem with my mother who lives alone in a small unit. She gets on very well with her neighbours and they do little things for each other etc... which is great! Last Sunday while I was...

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Retirees shouldn't retire from life

  • By EileenW1
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  • 8 replies

I am so concerned when I hear people over 50 claim life is boring, they feel lonely or unwanted. There is just so much to do, achieve, enjoy, participate in, learn or teach. Our local U3A...

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Random Acts of Kindness

  • By LokiAura
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  • 6 replies

I'm not sure if this should be added to this section or the charities section but after reading a magazine in the last couple of weeks I recall reading about random acts of kindness. These acts can...

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Drinking at Night clubs and Bars, How To Control It

  • By davidc1956
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  • 9 replies

I,m just about feedup with the persons in power telling me that they have no power over controling the abuse of Alcohol, Bull#@%). The soultion is to create a drinking card that can be purchased at...

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Is racism still rife in USA with blacks/whites??

  • By MAMMAMIA
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  • 1 replies

I watched the movie THE HELP and was so saddened for the African-americans during 1950-60's (and prior) as portrayed in this movie as slaves to the 'whites'. I wrote on my fb page that I was...

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Teen pregnancy

  • By kosimik
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  • 6 replies

Teen pregnancies are not new in the world. So why do you think there is still such a taboo about it? It's been happening for years, yet girls are still looked down upon by some people in...

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Is it wrong to compare fantasy to reality.

  • By pointy
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  • 6 replies

I'm a guy who was standing, while on a bus, as with most buses there is advertising. On this bus there were four photos advertising attractive models wearing only bras, they aren't exactly small...

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Why do people want their partners to change?

  • By Ralphy
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  • 10 replies

Just curious..... we all know that feeling of when we first meet someon and we are very attracted to them. It is everything about them that makes them attractive to us. the way they talk, what they...

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Is it ok to be happy

  • By Rocky40
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  • 19 replies

My partner and I are blissfully happy and in love, but over the last six weeks we have had four sets of friends brake up. I now find that some of these people are now acting strange around us,...

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Love

  • By Thebestquizmasterintheworld
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  • 3 replies

How many people have found love on the web???

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Responsibility

  • By vickster
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  • 7 replies

Taking responsibility for your own stuff. Including your children, Why as a society are we letting children dictate what goes on. Aren't parents supposed to be doing that. Why are they making...

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What gets your goat?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 242 replies

Is it bad manners? Noisy (or nosey) neighbours? Crude dress? Expensive groceries? Rainy days? I know this isn't an overly positive toipc, but as is life, we're only human and sometimes things just...

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Pattiesbear

  • By Gnome
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  • 5 replies

In your editorial you mentioned smiling at people, When I drove taxi quite a few years ago I had a philosophy that carried me through. 'If you see someone without a smile,give them one of yours'

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Graffiti

  • By Gemma2759
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  • 9 replies

Just wish the kids of today would not tag everything they see as a blank wall or in need of their tag................Surely there should be a register to put photos of tags so that people can...

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Dead For Six Months!

  • By wrinchi
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  • 1 replies

Turning 18 and not being able to do anything because everything requires money, money requires a job and a job requires a National ID which i cant get until the waiting period of the next six...

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being bullied

  • By shar
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  • 5 replies

how do we stop our kids from getting bullied at school?

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Banning the Live Animal Export Trade

  • By carolinekate
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  • 6 replies

Its been all over the news lately & ads are playing on TV regarding the brutal treatment of our livestock overseas. Not only do they have to suffer the long journey by ship, they then have to...

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Education

  • By peppi6
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  • 1 replies

HSC Times Anyone else out there going thru this blissful adventure with your children?

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Poker Machine Reforms

  • By 19chris51
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  • 13 replies

What do,you think of the proposed Poker Machine Reforms???? Do you believe that the Government should have the right to limit your Poker Machine Stakes................. I am not a Poker Machine...

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Waste My Time Buying Stationary Book's For My Kidz

  • By ska59
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  • 5 replies

Buying stationary books for our children is a waste of time,better to buy a scrap book. As our children's exercise books are plastered with printed sheet's and glued / pastered inside their...

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Adult children dependent on Aged parents

  • By TimberAngel
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  • 5 replies

How many of you still mooch off your parents who are retired/about to retire? I don't but I sure know someone who does, so does anyone else think that's wrong or right that a 37 yr old mooches of...

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Are they ready to come to Australia?

  • By freemon
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  • 10 replies

They come from overseas like me but but they cant associate with main Australian people also not other religions becuase they look at us non-beleiver of their god, Alah. If they are not ready why...

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Enbarrassing Moments

  • By CAT17
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  • 7 replies

Have you had embarrassing moments? I have certainly had my share particularly when I was young. One I can recall is being caught up a tree with my uniform tucked in my knickers at my all girls...

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Personal Likes or Dislikes

  • By phoenix
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  • 26 replies

tattoo's and whether people like them, have them, want them or don't care!

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Religion

  • By Jules1982
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  • 49 replies

Do you believe in the Bible and follow it closely?

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Whatis our society becoming?

  • By 19chris51
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  • 3 replies

Is it good that a person can not walk home, with out being molested

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Why is valentines day so important?

  • By Taurus
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  • 20 replies

In today's society valentines day is celebrated everywhere. I see girls walking around with roses, chocolates, teddies and often wonder do people esp. the youngsters even know what it stands for...

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IS THIS RIGHT??

  • By charming
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  • 12 replies

After watching the news relating to the USA mother that HAS to give up the baby she is having due to the IVF clinic that made an error an implanted the wrong embryo in the wrong mother. What a...

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chilvary

  • By david
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  • 38 replies

have the days of chivalry gone.i still like to open doors for ladies or stand on puvblic transport for ladies.but some women object to this since womens lib has been introduced.what do you...

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Do we show enough interest in our aged parents health?

  • By anna
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  • 1 replies

I have come across a lot of aged people lately who have ill health, but feel they do not want to burden their loved ones! We should all know how our parents are, maybe keep in contact more often &...

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Guns In Shopping Centres

  • By dint
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  • 5 replies

How often have I been chilled by the confronting image of armed security guards at shopping centre handy banks ,vigilantly protecting money in the midst of family activity? Is protection of our...

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Aged Care

  • By sianan
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  • 11 replies

Aged Care and who will care for those if we don't act now to make things better. I work as a Nurse in Aged Care with Dementia. I love my job as I love taking care of the people and I treat them as...

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Society Controlled

  • By lesans
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  • 11 replies

Are we truely controlled by society and what we rae bought up to believe is the right thing to do,or are our decissions based on what at the end of the day we say fits? This is a pondering question...

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facebook

  • By aj
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  • 4 replies

i would like to know what is the maximin amount of friends can you get

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Interest free loans for Muslims.

  • By flossbloss
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  • 18 replies

Muslims are demanding interest free loans-Why should this even be considered and why should any consideration be given to incorporating sharia law into our system? Will the next step be that we are...

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volunteer work

  • By Hilary
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  • 31 replies

I am interested in learning about what volunteer work people do, how they got started in it, what it involves and what they like about it or not like about it?

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Southerising our Holidays

  • By Ermar
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  • 2 replies

Our holidays in New Zealand are Northern Hemisphere holidays and have lost their meaning as they do not relate to the correct season. For example, Christmas occurs in winter. Here we celebrate it...

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Non disabled parking in disabled bays

  • By Clint Marchant
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  • 5 replies

What is with these people that park in disabled bays when clearly they are not disabled, (unless it's mental) now this used to be a serious pet hate of mine and if you didn't have a ACROD parking...

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swearing.

  • By kitekat
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  • 18 replies

I dont mean to be a prude, but does anybody else out there find the amount of swearing going on in public places increasing. You go out to dinner and its everywhere. Has respect for other...

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transgender surgery

  • By david
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  • 23 replies

does anyone agree with this operation to be performed on an australian male soldier.who want's to become female.to be paid for by the australian government defence forces. my opinion:::it must be...

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Becoming Invisible

  • By EileenW1
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  • 5 replies

Suddenly I realise I have become invisible to my adult children. As a teacher, journalist, actress, public speaker and community leader my opinions were often sought, accepted, and appreciated not...

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Help Protect Australia (and New Zealand)?

  • By mermaid
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  • 11 replies

I seem to recall critics labelling the campaign as irresponsible, fuelling prejudice and discrimination - damaging some of the values it claims to preserve or provide sufficient information on what...

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How did he propose!

  • By CAT17
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  • 2 replies

I am often asked that quesrion. It is a little amusing and perhaps you might think so too. We met through a mutual friend and after awhile started going "steady" that is what it was then. He...

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Is There Really Only One Person For You?

  • By chrissyGirl
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  • 14 replies

If so, what happens if you've already had your chance with him/her? do you move on? do you let them no?.. what if your still close friends, in other relationships but no you both have feelings for...

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Random acts of kindness

  • By VivK
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  • 43 replies

Have you done something just for the good feeling it gave you - like giving up your seat on the bus for someone, opened a door for someone, helped someone you didnt even know? Or has a stranger...

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Friends

  • By CAT17
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  • 8 replies

Friends aren't they wonderful! I had a lovely afternoon out today with a fairly new friend (I have known her for nearly 5 years) and when we parted it got me thinking just how wonderful friendship...

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Truth-"Warts and all"

  • By kezza
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  • 1 replies

In my day-long ago, (when knights were bold) parenting seemed to follow the line of-"Do as I say, not as I do". I remember hating the hypocracy of it, and feeling that if I really was supposed to...

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Average Australians View

  • By Mysterious
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  • 2 replies

Whats the average Australians view on the coroners findings yesterday? What a remarkable animal, can take clothes off a child without ripping them and even fold them nicely and put them under a...

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Love or Lust?

  • By Ralphy
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  • 30 replies

Here is my question. What is better ???? LOVE or LUST. From experience my opinion would be that although love is grand when you are in love with someone, the problem is it tends to end and end...

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just not right

  • By sconads
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  • 20 replies

why is it that if we were to go to another country we have to obey their rules and customs,and we get no help.But every other race can come to our country and make us change our history and...

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Life after death

  • By Hilary
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  • 14 replies

Do you believe in life after death or do you think that death is the final end? What are your reasons.

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Psychics

  • By Volcano
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  • 17 replies

Do you beleive that psychics exists? Or do you think they are people who are just trying to pretend to be so?

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Un-named Old Photos

  • By terribrown
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  • 13 replies

Since I started tracing my Family tree I have noticed how frequently our parents and grandparents either neglected to name people in their family snapshots or just labled them , for example, 'Mums...

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Australian culture being lost

  • By Ralphy
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  • 12 replies

Let me start by saying that I am in no way a bigot nor do I discriminate against any race or culture. So saying that, why is that we Australians are losing our culture and traditions? Why do we...

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death, family & money

  • By shaz
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  • 12 replies

losing a parent is heartbreaking but even more sadness when wills are read , familys separated

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Growing old gracefully without depression

  • By Rose
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  • 23 replies

getting older is not talked about, so knowing what to expect would be a little bit easyer if there was more information about coping can anyone nelp. THANKS

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High School

  • By Toki
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  • 4 replies

It seems to me that the transition from Primary to High School is a challenging one, made even greater by the fact that the new year 8's are being subjected to speeches about the enormity of the...

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Memorial Urns and Jewellery

  • By Nusia
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Unfortunately, there is no category for my subject, so here goes. My wonderful husband died recently and we had him cremated. I wanted to get him a nice urn, but found them to be quite expensive,...

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Mobile Phones

  • By Nusia
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  • 177 replies

Our first topic is about something many of us would rather live without, but double back home to get if we leave them behind. Mobile phones. We'd like to know your thoughts on mobiles phones and...

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What are your observations on society and where it’s headed?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 147 replies

Have we evolved into a narcissistic society, as the media have alleged? Do you think the importance of manners and etiquette is less essential? If you live in a country or regional area, is there...

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Tea Leave Reading

  • By safestreetsecurity
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  • 4 replies

I read tea leaves and have done sense 1977

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Broken Families

  • By Bigfoot
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  • 28 replies

Is it too easy to get a divorce today ???

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DIY Weddings

  • By Mez
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  • 6 replies

Looking for ideas on weddings for a young couple who would like theirs to be different, individual, creative, non church and as inexpensive as possible. The bridal party is small [two brides maids...

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Jobs and Career

  • By Deo
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  • 4 replies

Entry level jobs are harder to find now a days. How does one find an entry level job with no experience. Even after offering to volunteer. Begging does not work either or maybe because I am an...

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Who names a grandparent?

  • By Hillicent
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  • 20 replies

News of the grandchild's birth was barely out before people started asking what I wanted to be called. I thought the first grandchild named the grandparents, but my friends don't agree. They think...

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Policing

  • By Cheska
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  • 9 replies

Considering they entitled to use lethal force, and are equipped to do so, should police officers be subject to mandatory drug and alcohol testing. After all you can't work in mining or even local...

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LOVE

  • By Cassa
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  • 5 replies

I was allways taught to see the good in people, give them the benefit of the doubt and be honest. 5 years of dating only to find out hes been seeing his exgirlfriend all the time and even though...

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Australian language?

  • By Nefertari
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  • 15 replies

My husband was watching an English television program the other day when one of the guests on the show commented on how a lot of other countries take English as their own language whereas only...

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Physic Liz Mccaskill in SA

  • By 3lions
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  • 1 replies

Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone listens to radio station 5aa in Adelaide, and has heard, Liz Mc caskill, the lady who takes calls from listerners, and communicates with their loved ones...

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People that use their own family

  • By aussiestuckinkiwiland
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  • 4 replies

1 thing I hate is People that use their own family in any way for them to get what they want. I personally know what that feels like as I have been in that position

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Child Support & the non custodial parent.

  • By Ralphy
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  • 14 replies

Why is it that when paying child support that the "non custodial parent" has no rights? Our "GROSS" pay is what the % is taken from not the net. So regardless of any mortgages, car payments, loans...

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What New Year's resolutions will you be making for 2012?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 41 replies

Do you want to make big changes in your life next year? Is it time to stop procrastinating and start living the life you've always dreamt of?

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Wishes for the Season

  • By CAT17
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It's that time of the year again so here I am wishing all the Cafestudy members who have replied to my discussions a very Merry, peaceful and joyful Christmas and that 2012 will bring many more...

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Rings and things

  • By Phoenixflame
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  • 10 replies

So what's with the diamond ring? Other than the beauty of a diamond, what makes the diamond any more special than other gems such as a ruby, emerald, amethyst, topaz, etc? Perhaps you were to get...

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Memories of childhood before 1980's as opposed to thememories after 1980's will have?

  • By anna
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  • 5 replies

I often wonder what the latter children's memories of childhood will be like as to what before 1980's children's were. My memories from way back are wonderful, but feel the young ones of today are...

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The acceptability in society of Gay males VS Gay Females.

  • By squishy2668
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  • 2 replies

Can anyone tell me why male on male relationships are not accepted by society and female on female sex is tolerated? I am a gay male who has been in a relationship for the last 7 years with the...

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Web sites chat forums etc

  • By possum
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  • 5 replies

There are several web sites available allowing people to post opinions & concerns. We live in a democracy & free to voice these concerns. I have a huge problem with people who sit behind a computer...

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Urban Myths- Are you responsible for there proliferation?

  • By Ricky
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  • 3 replies

When I was younger I remembered hearing that Meatloaf had died from a heart attack and that Micheal Crawford was killed doing his own stunts. If you put sugar into a petrol tank it will cease the...

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Wheelchair access

  • By Hillicent
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  • 3 replies

I wonder which category this belongs in? Life in a wheelchair certainly makes you notice steps, narrow pathways, and steepnesses around the city ... make that the world! (Not to mention that...

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Help Protect Australia (and New Zealand)?

  • By Hillicent
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  • 62 replies

Many of you watch TV and unless you've been changing channels every time the ads come on you will have probably seen an advert for the National Security Public Information Campaign (sorry Kiwis...

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shootings in American public places

  • By stewart bookworm
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  • 6 replies

I know it is in bad taste but have you ever wondered why these people can shoot off 40 rounds at close range and only hit such a few .

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What to do when faced with redundancy

  • By Jayney63
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  • 7 replies

You are a sole office administrator in a small company. Your employers wife informs you that she is going to "outsource" the accounts and therefore your services will no longer be required. ...

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Are you going to take part in the proposed month of no unnecessary purchases in October this year?

  • By Raksha
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  • 5 replies

I saw an item on the news tonight about having the month of October being a month of no purchases other than food cleaning and toiletry items. Apparently the idea is to reduce the amount of...

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Generations in a family

  • By CAT17
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Do you have several generations in your family that you can get together with? I had a wonderful day today meeting my little (5days old) great great niece. It was wonderful being with my elder...

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Current Affair Reporters

  • By Don
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  • 13 replies

When did current affair reporters become our mentors? Why do they think that they have the 'right' to tell us what to think, and how to behave? Which politition to slaver over and which one to pour...

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Art galleries and museums

  • By Colliedog
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  • 4 replies

So many old and rare things to study,gets you thinking about times past.

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Open Relationships

  • By Melada
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  • 12 replies

I would like to hear peoples thoughts on married couples who have so called (open relatinships), and who "arent" sexually active with each other, ie what does it mean to you, what restrictions (if...

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Working from Home

  • By zertzz
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  • 10 replies

I am thinking of giving up my job and trying to work from home. Does anyone have any ideas for earning income at home?

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The POSTIE

  • By seranita
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  • 15 replies

Not sure where to place this as a topic.Do you think the postie is not as good as he/she used to be? Why don't they just give a little extra push on our mail when "delivering" it into our mail...

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Boot Camp for anti socials

  • By anna
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  • 4 replies

With so many breaking & entering, bashing, etc. if the judges have not got the inner fortitude to throw the book at these anti socials HOW ABOUT BOOT CAMP?

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Australian Jobs...jetstar are employing foreign flight attendants...now Pilots what do you think of

  • By di
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  • 11 replies

My concern is how are they doing this?Legally that is...its not as if we dont have enough locals to be flight attendants. Pilots are next as they look at employing contract pilots,some part...

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Lost Daughter

  • By Douggie
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  • 5 replies

Its funny how over time you seem to mislay your kids, they move on get Married/Divorced/Drop out of Soceity all together. I have been trying to find my Daughter, Casandra Slaughter, changed to her...

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No longer able to use credit facility on Debit Cards

  • By terribrown
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  • 7 replies

As of 15 April 2010 Big W does not allow us to use our Visa debit card as a credit facility. They say it is to recoup costs charged by the banks but they are still using credit cards -so that does...

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greece

  • By bettythrelfo
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  • 0 replies

It is with great regret I guess that Greece has not been able to meet its commitments and repay the loan. I dont doubt that this will bring hardship to many, and in particular any of those that...

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Is revenge ever sweet tasting

  • By elljay
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  • 0 replies

Should you be civil to family members or people that constantly physically fight with and cause drama for you and your loved ones. Or is it ok to walk straight past them with no acknowledgment. If...

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prejudice

  • By aedna
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  • 0 replies

it's normal for us to criticize ourselves. That's hard. People deal with it in many ways, eg: Get botox, silicon implants, tattoos, get drunk, take drugs. There may be others too. When we see...