me heretoday
me heretoday

Cardboard coffin, one flower, cremation, ashes scattered in the ocean and a major celebration by 'mourners' at my finally being gone...

9 цагийн өмнө
Patti Callihan
Patti Callihan

Take a leaf out of what they do in Louisiana USA. My late husband died when I was 45. He wanted it to be a celebration. My mum was at the funeral home for 2 weeks in the uk . In USA they charge by the day. In less then a week my husband was cremated at a place the family don’t go to. Then you are given the ashes back. I found this to be less traumatic then when I watched my grandad at 18 in uk. At the crematorium. I live in USA now and I haven’t decided where I want to be scattered after I die.

2 өдрийн өмнө
me heretoday
me heretoday

Yes agree on keeping loved ones away from the crematorium... its not pleasant when you are sitting there and dont know what to expect... family are traumatised enough...

9 цагийн өмнө
ItsSpeltGoogol
ItsSpeltGoogol

Ill leave an original comment about something to do with the comments section

2 өдрийн өмнө
Just Sandra
Just Sandra

It's not just catholic that thinks that. What the heck is that Dolly!

2 өдрийн өмнө
Duxitisation B
Duxitisation B

Can you turn the comments on for the previous video please? A publicly funded channel is not there for you to determine when people should or should not talk..

2 өдрийн өмнө
M Ferretti
M Ferretti

??? Look at your own!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 өдрийн өмнө
High Beyond
High Beyond

Hey ABC worker, not the network but the individual human who is scarred of hearing what the public has to say, you are in the minority and you know it.

2 өдрийн өмнө
The Equalizer 2014
The Equalizer 2014

At the funeral home, I would like a TV screen on top of the casket (head end), and the picture shows my top half laying down inside the coffin, and the mourners can select their name on the screen to view a personalised message from me, so they can hear what I really thought of them (good or bad).

2 өдрийн өмнө
Jeffery Maxwell Rawson
Jeffery Maxwell Rawson

Funerals are part of the grieving process for the living so a memorial of some sort is helpful in many ways. I have something about that in my Will so it's covered. I do wish that someone here in Oz offered a nice efficient freeze-drying, powdered and composting service though. Something less energy-intensive and environmentally neutral. My brother finds that mortifying and thinks you'd end up in China as powdered milk.

2 өдрийн өмнө
Limara64
Limara64

Hi, how do you like my idea. Pop up coffin I want to be secured to a board that has a large spring on the back, then, the coffin lid is hinged and at a given moment I would pop out with a pre recorded message. X Lv x

2 өдрийн өмнө
spikastalker 101
spikastalker 101

So the ABC doesn't want to control the narrative? What happened to the comment section on nearly all of your so-called news vids? Very weak ABC. 👎👎👎

2 өдрийн өмнө
Samuel mmmk
Samuel mmmk

Yeah, publicly funded. Should definitely allow public comments.

3 өдрийн өмнө
sc0tte416
sc0tte416

Why does this channel disable comments on almost every video? Shouldn't a publically funded company allow public comments? I ways thumb down those videos.

3 өдрийн өмнө
Dark Soul
Dark Soul

When I die, I hope some animals will find my body and eat it ... it'll be useful for somebody! You're dead! You're a corpse! Why would you bother thinking about it?

3 өдрийн өмнө
Ain't no Slice
Ain't no Slice

neoliberals always making friends with war criminals. He should be at the ICC, not a football game. Also what is this idiotic notion constantly propagated by conservatives and centrists that we should tolerate intolerance? _"Uh why won't you just respect my beliefs and let me demonise immigrants and deny transpeople their right to exist in peace?"_

5 өдрийн өмнө
Melbourne Shorts
Melbourne Shorts

How is this considered news? Garbage

7 өдрийн өмнө
Alexander Hermann
Alexander Hermann

Can you do some journalism please.

8 өдрийн өмнө
John Nixon
John Nixon

Until the last 15-20 years, the answer was yes. The left has become too intolerant for this to continue.

8 өдрийн өмнө
John La Marca
John La Marca

Murdering scum who do it for more money with our veterans are great friends... Those who plot to wire and demolition the world trade center with innocent people in it - for money - and torture people in Iraq "Where are the weapons of mass destruction!!?" Now we will kill your other child too if you don't tell us where they are! YES!! These are people we all can be friends with... Let live rattlesnakes crawl all over your living room floor!! Make sure your two-year-old is crawling on the floor with them!! We can all be friends together!!!!

8 өдрийн өмнө
if it ain't foreign it's borin!
if it ain't foreign it's borin!

No

9 өдрийн өмнө
sycam3472
sycam3472

ABC has become garbage television, trash journalism and Soros operatives. It didn’t take long in this story for the gay propaganda to begin. Its trash.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Charms
Charms

Buzzfeed eww

9 өдрийн өмнө
Hamish Hooper
Hamish Hooper

This is report is a disgrace to the ABC. This is not journalism this crap would maybe be passable on channel 7 or 9 but not the ABC. You guys literally got someone from BuzzFeed to come in on the segment, have you no shame! Please fire who ever thought this was a good thing to report on. Yours sincerely Yet another Jordan Shanks ( friendlyjordies) MNclip follower.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Katay smith
Katay smith

When did actors/actresses become authorities on other people's lives? Ruffalo should look in his own yard before passing judgement. How many did his brother kill while drug dealing? Hypocrite!

9 өдрийн өмнө
Ryan Heath
Ryan Heath

This whole thought that 2 people of different political thoughts can't be friends is about as absurd as 2 people from different religions being friends. Get a grip on reality and stop tying to polarise people or make people feel like they need to take a moral stand. I don't care about your political beliefs to be your friend, as long as you're a decent person we will get along.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Douglas Maclaine-cross
Douglas Maclaine-cross

Being an apologist for war criminal sympathisers is not a good stance to take. He has not apologised or been repentant whatsoever for any of his past actions. This means that he remains a person to be reviled. Being friends with him makes you revilable too. Which is a shame... because Ellen did seem like a nice person. Pity she has decided to become revilable. I didn't make that choice: she did.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Robert Skitch
Robert Skitch

ABC: Can the political left and right be friends? Me: That person is a war criminal...

9 өдрийн өмнө
VaselineLenz
VaselineLenz

And the other one isn't a politician

9 өдрийн өмнө
Qadir Ghulam
Qadir Ghulam

Borsh doog

9 өдрийн өмнө
MatthewNoPants1atoll
MatthewNoPants1atoll

Anybody else cringe at the attempt at an American accent? "New Yooooork city" ugh

9 өдрийн өмнө
craig jessup
craig jessup

The right side of politics in Australia stinks like dog shit

9 өдрийн өмнө
Patrick Debellefeuille
Patrick Debellefeuille

*The war in Irak killed millions and millions and millions of civilians, woman, children, pregnent woman, babies, elderlies ect... ect...*

9 өдрийн өмнө
Ian 57
Ian 57

Keeps a cap on numbers

8 өдрийн өмнө
MrStGeorgeIllawarra
MrStGeorgeIllawarra

Straight, gay, black, white, brown: The rich stay together. End of story.

9 өдрийн өмнө
milo samsara
milo samsara

The wealthy elite always share a common bond - don't rock the boat . So what if Bush murdered thousands , she had good seats .

9 өдрийн өмнө
Iwill
Iwill

It's not that you're friends, Ellen. It's that building 7 fell from small office fires.

9 өдрийн өмнө
VaselineLenz
VaselineLenz

Yeah I know, It's a pretty loose relationship.. An understanding, at the very most.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Chad Norman
Chad Norman

You can't compare him to someone who just has opinions that fall on the right, I have plenty of friends with different views. He's a war criminal. He was responsible for over a million deaths in Iraq alone and that resulted in ISIS and the whole middle East being destabilized, attacks on the west and the refugee crisis. He is responsible for the world we currently live in. How could anyone be friends with a monster like that?

9 өдрийн өмнө
Nonofya Bidnez
Nonofya Bidnez

War Criminals make for GREAT friends...

9 өдрийн өмнө
Iwill
Iwill

I want a war criminal for Christmas

9 өдрийн өмнө
Elizabeth Iloveelohim
Elizabeth Iloveelohim

Shalom, everyone can get along if they allow Yehovah's love into their hearts

9 өдрийн өмнө
milo samsara
milo samsara

True , the victims of Auschwitz should have handed the Nazis flowers .

9 өдрийн өмнө
The Black Sheep
The Black Sheep

I don’t see what’s wrong with it? I mean Ellen is a good friend of the Clintons and they aren’t exactly left wing either so I don’t see the outrage of her hanging out with George Bush!

9 өдрийн өмнө
Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan

I completely agree with Ellen

9 өдрийн өмнө
LooGGiii TV 1
LooGGiii TV 1

The elite are all friends.... Only us should be divided in order to keep the elite in control....

9 өдрийн өмнө
LooGGiii TV 1
LooGGiii TV 1

Buzzfeed....

9 өдрийн өмнө
RedCapitalist
RedCapitalist

your title should read "can international war criminals and propagandist talk show hosts be friends?"

9 өдрийн өмнө
zak ortega
zak ortega

Bush is a war CRIMINAL.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Delon Duvenage
Delon Duvenage

@Hamish Hooper no it's more like Jesuit much

9 өдрийн өмнө
Delon Duvenage
Delon Duvenage

actually he wasn't he was just following orders from the man with the pointy hat

9 өдрийн өмнө
Hamish Hooper
Hamish Hooper

And Ellen just shrugs off she's mates with him. Illuminati much

9 өдрийн өмнө
Gersh Klein
Gersh Klein

The man's from BuzzFeed. RUN!

9 өдрийн өмнө
Delon Duvenage
Delon Duvenage

don't think anyone should be taking advice from anyone working at buzzfeed

9 өдрийн өмнө
Htoo Doh
Htoo Doh

My wife and I are friends.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Ian 57
Ian 57

Me too, she’s left I’m right

8 өдрийн өмнө
Hayden Dunner
Hayden Dunner

buzz feed? why?

9 өдрийн өмнө
Hamish Hooper
Hamish Hooper

I know right

9 өдрийн өмнө
david hunt
david hunt

Obama is friends with Bush if I am not mistaken . I am sure we all work with people who have very different political views . Some of these people we get to know very well and we have great friendships with them despite differing views. Democracy is about differing views ,life is about differing views and opinions .

9 өдрийн өмнө
Animal Farm
Animal Farm

When you stop thinking of the corporate media as entertainment, and relabel it as a tool for marketing and propaganda, the World will make a lot more sense. In today's fabricated politics, there is very little difference between Left and Right. Usually both parties in each country (Australia - Liberal & Labor: Britain - Conservative & New Labor: US - Republican & Democrat) are owned and controlled by the plutocrats; and it is these same plutocrats who own and control the majority of the media. So when you see Ellen and a war criminal enjoying a game; just remember they work or have worked for the same people. The question you should be asking is who owns the box in which they are sitting?

9 өдрийн өмнө
Animal Farm
Animal Farm

@if it ain't foreign it's borin! : If it was up to me, every high-school student would own a copy of Edward Bernay's "Propaganda" as a compulsory read. In a real democracy, it is important for the people to understand all the tactics of manipulation and control. This would be followed up with an accurate account of history (Howard Zinn or Peter Kuznick); not the biased garbage now taught in state schools. Now the psychologists will tell you these professional manipulators know people decide based emotion and then justify using flawed reasoning. A little understanding of the tactics used by the marketers and the political puppets of the plutocrats to manipulate the emotions of the people to get their desired outcome would actually set the majority free. What we have now is a farce; understanding is the true road to a true democracy!

9 өдрийн өмнө
Animal Farm
Animal Farm

I'm just thankful that the ABC apparently screwed up and forgot to disable comments on a controversial topic. This gives the people a transient opportunity to have their say. Who knows when the people will have another opportunity in this "1984" Orwellian control tool of the plutocrats? Or maybe it was intentional and they were just sampling public opinion for their masters - again, who knows? They aren't going to tell you!

9 өдрийн өмнө
if it ain't foreign it's borin!
if it ain't foreign it's borin!

Op- you must not have much emotion. With such insight how could one. To see truth you must part with feeelings for they are irrelevant & misleading. You seem observant AF

9 өдрийн өмнө
Iago Pierri
Iago Pierri

Definitely, very well analised. The media is so biased for reasons that most of the people have no idea of.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Panda Bear
Panda Bear

Animal Farm Well said and good question!

9 өдрийн өмнө
3.12.1854 Eureka Stockade
3.12.1854 Eureka Stockade

The problem here isn't whether left-wingers and right-wingers should be friends. The problem is Ellen is hanging out with a war criminal. Bush has the blood of countless Iraqis on his hands, and this attempt to humanise him is disturbing.

9 өдрийн өмнө
kamlem
kamlem

There are plenty of right-leaning non-mass murders to be friends with.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Rob Sherlock
Rob Sherlock

Plenty of left-leaning non-totalitarian dictators to be pals with as well.

8 өдрийн өмнө
Joe
Joe

This is not news.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Ian 57
Ian 57

Come on mate they need to fill the gaps some how

8 өдрийн өмнө
BaronNolanvonStraya
BaronNolanvonStraya

I can’t believe this is a real debate. YES of course you can be friends with someone who you politically oppose

9 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

@BaronNolanvonStraya hold on a sec, you said mate, oh you're Australian... yeah Australia is pretty much like North Korea when compared to American democracrats lmao yall are cool as hell, you even recognize climate change. must be nice to live in a place where you don't have constant shootings.

9 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

@BaronNolanvonStraya but like honestly how are the Republicans in your neck of the woods? they call migrants invaders? they think women are only capable of cosmetology degrees? I mean the free market is great, but we need regulations or else the rich will ne our lords

9 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

@BaronNolanvonStraya Georgia, the bible belt... I need to move away from all these bible thumpers then maybe I'd be able to tolerate people. where I live, outside of the major city limits, everyone blames everything wrong with America on women, gays, jews... from what I see Republicans all over the country do it. look how many voted for trump, an obviously sexist bigot. one great example of this is comedy clubs in Atlanta, horribly depressing, every time I've gone the comedian even gets depressed. the audience doesnt launch at anything at all unless it can be misconstrued as racist or sexist, it's horrible. but what's the point in moving, might as well stay here and hope it becomes a purple state, it's not too far away with all the people moving here, young native people are just as bad as their bigoted parents tho.

9 өдрийн өмнө
BaronNolanvonStraya
BaronNolanvonStraya

iced coffee Mate, you should get out more, meet new people and try not to be so politically minded. You might be surprised

9 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

and the libritarians are even worse, you might as well want anarchy.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Storm Bird
Storm Bird

Wow, clearly a lack of diversity of opinion in this segment with the presenters. Any one of them right leaning, nope. Eco chamber.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Gerik Mirkujan
Gerik Mirkujan

LOL SURE! looooooooooool someone in this WORLD thinks that political ALL not friends? and all the same "MAFIA" who care ONLY about own power money and egotism

9 өдрийн өмнө
Trematathreat
Trematathreat

How much "lol" is enough for you?

9 өдрийн өмнө
Mimi Rogers
Mimi Rogers

Uhhh...since I actually live here, and am experiencing Trumps Hate, I would say, this is exactly what we as a Nation need to hear.

10 өдрийн өмнө
Stephen Gloor
Stephen Gloor

George W seems like such a statesman compared to the present. Never thought I would say that.

10 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

I'm super happy trump is in office, hes so incredibly incompetent, everything hes done will be erased when we get a new pres. hopefully reverse his environmental policies of loosening regulations on oil and power companies.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Evelyn Day
Evelyn Day

Buzzfeed is one of the harmful algorithm subscribers that polarises society and stops the conversations. Many of us are stagnating in our silos listening only to what we want to hear shoring up extreme views and misgivings.

10 өдрийн өмнө
Jeffery Maxwell Rawson
Jeffery Maxwell Rawson

Interestingly I'd love to hear from Janeane Garofalo on this topic especially pertaining to politicians.

10 өдрийн өмнө
brentoneccles
brentoneccles

I'm not sure that DeGeneres can be described as 'left'.

10 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

this is stupid, ellen isnt left, she might be gay, but that doesn't make her a democrat, shes a centrist.

10 өдрийн өмнө
drom techmarine
drom techmarine

Can left and right be friends? are you kidding? at one time they were but not any more. Its your fault ladies.

10 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

@MrAntiFarLeft you'll learn when you get older, lots of y'all neonazi kids running around these days

8 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

@MrAntiFarLeft gender and sex are not the same thing. you seem to be denying science if you don't believe gender is on a spectrum, psychologists agree on this fact. me personally I feel people who identify as either Male or female are the insane ones, me man strong, me woman dainty... stupid people just trying to fit into society. I'm above that and consider myself queer, I don't have to fit in with social norms and can just be myself

8 өдрийн өмнө
MrAntiFarLeft
MrAntiFarLeft

@iced coffee yeah and the left have never ever denied science.....986 genders

8 өдрийн өмнө
drom techmarine
drom techmarine

@iced coffee and ya all made it so toxic no one can talk sainly about it thanks for the example. CONGRATULATIONS.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Fred Fungus
Fred Fungus

911 Stinks George

10 өдрийн өмнө
Fred Fungus
Fred Fungus

@Ian 57 Yes I agree but he was the Boss Cocky as we say the buck stops with him.

8 өдрийн өмнө
Ian 57
Ian 57

Sure does but his only one of many

8 өдрийн өмнө
Jon Brown
Jon Brown

The concepts of left and right are tools if propaganda to stop people looking at policy. Please don't encourage this behavior.

10 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

@oasix98 as far as conservatives in the states are concerned a "one payer healthcare" system is communist. people literally gasped at me if I mention any sort of gun control

9 өдрийн өмнө
oasix98
oasix98

iced coffee Hey man I agree with you. But the media highlights the whole Left, Right, Capitalist, communist, To discourage people from focusing on the policy itself. For example, look at Bernie sanders and how he has been labeled a socialist, Communist by the conservatives, but in reality his policy’s are very grounded and have been implemented in many country’s other that the states.

9 өдрийн өмнө
iced coffee
iced coffee

@oasix98 I dont hear any Democrats saying global warming doesnt exist. that one fact alone should be enough to convince anyone that the right is a bunch of idiots... not to mention the fact that they're all bigots, and don't even bring up black Republicans, they hate their own kind.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Gerik Mirkujan
Gerik Mirkujan

hey its ABC the propaganda chanel

9 өдрийн өмнө
BuildingCenter
BuildingCenter

Rich people can be friends.

10 өдрийн өмнө
Gerik Mirkujan
Gerik Mirkujan

with rich people and politicals for sure

9 өдрийн өмнө
Darth Locus
Darth Locus

Gorge bush the worst of the worst the dregs of society. His politics arnt harmful they are deadly ABC bobble heads 'bobble bobble'

10 өдрийн өмнө
Linear Concept Studio
Linear Concept Studio

Did she meant that she doesn’t believe in W killing beliefs but she’s still his friend? I guess Ellen could have been a very good friend with Hitler too.

10 өдрийн өмнө
Linear Concept Studio
Linear Concept Studio

Evelyn Day 🖕🏽

8 өдрийн өмнө
Evelyn Day
Evelyn Day

Linear is as linear does.

9 өдрийн өмнө
Katherine Warren
Katherine Warren

What is the big deal??? Here in BC you can't smoke in any mall, government building, hotel or restaurant/pub. Of course you can smoke in your own home but many rental apartments are totally smoke free. People who don't smoke, don't want to smell the stink of cigarette/cigar smoke every time they come home. You can smoke outside, in a home that you own and of course on your own property but elsewhere...you rarely see someone smoking.

13 өдрийн өмнө
Jack Mack
Jack Mack

Is Australia going to ban Alcohol in city areas too?

13 өдрийн өмнө
Green Man
Green Man

Australia is desperately trying to become the new Sweden.

13 өдрийн өмнө
Chiquicat
Chiquicat

Lungs are to breathe air, not smoke. Smoking is no longer cool, it may have been in the nineties and earlier. Nowadays it’s time to quit. Ban the shit out of it for everyone’s sake, including smokers themselves.

13 өдрийн өмнө
Quick, Hold My Beer
Quick, Hold My Beer

Does a council ranger have the legal right to detain me if I do not produce Identification?

15 өдрийн өмнө
That person
That person

this is discrimination on smokers. look i accept smoking in public isnt the best thing but to total ban it in public places is a joke. smoking arias are made for a reason. non smokers should be to blame if they enter them arias. i dont like people eating next to me so why isnt that banned

15 өдрийн өмнө
N .A
N .A

DEAR ABC NEWS, WHY DID YOU BLOCK MNclip COMMENTS 4 DAYS? What happened? Sky news still allows comments on its MNclip channel despite what gets said. When can we return to contributing to real facts about your news reports? :) I noticed it started since the story abour the chinese relationship with our Australian economy story 6 days ago being blocked as well. Is that why? Regards Neil :)

15 өдрийн өмнө
ward1tony
ward1tony

The people who apply this rule to smokers should apply it to the consumption of Alcohol which has far more negative impact on society and cost millions of dollars yearly in anti social behaviour, health etc....this is the thin edge of the wedge. Be careful what you wish for, it might be the colour of your hair or how you dress next.

16 өдрийн өмнө
R B
R B

I am not a smoker and I do not agree because smoker need places to smoke. This is abused of other people's right.

16 өдрийн өмнө
SDFG SDFG
SDFG SDFG

I don't mind smokers in public areas - as long as they don't exhale it.

16 өдрийн өмнө
Stand4 Liberty
Stand4 Liberty

what BS nanny state.

16 өдрийн өмнө
shawn steiny
shawn steiny

Is the government going to stop taxing tobacco?

16 өдрийн өмнө
Rowan Holmes-Smith
Rowan Holmes-Smith

I’m in Japan at the moment. Why is Australia always an all or nothing solution? Setup smoking areas in the city like in the US and Japan. Let the smokers smoke there as they have the right to and none smokers don’t have to go there and don’t have to breath it in everywhere else. Everyone’s happy. Australia is always so one track minded with our solutions, it’s infuriating.

16 өдрийн өмнө
MrStGeorgeIllawarra
MrStGeorgeIllawarra

The majority rules and the majority don't smoke. Do it in your own home.

16 өдрийн өмнө
Angel Heart
Angel Heart

I get fed up with hearing smokers say “you’re taking away my rights” but clearly many have no regard for others rights. Yes you can smoke, but away from the public. Your dirty 2nd hand smoke in my lungs is disgusting and a health hazard. When anyone inflicts a health hazard onto someone, they are charged with a criminal offence. Why should this be any different ? Smokers, it’s time to make your habit private and safer.

16 өдрийн өмнө
Viktor Ko
Viktor Ko

I think it is a good idea. Singapore is another example of where smoking is policed very strictly (even chewing gum is not allowed). The Australian public are not aware, but the anti-smoking campaign has actually worked here in Australia.

16 өдрийн өмнө
DudeRevolution
DudeRevolution

Ok fine, but you gotta ban cars because as a non-driver i dont want to breath in your filthy car fumes that destroy my childs lungs and environment.

16 өдрийн өмнө
Julian Alexander
Julian Alexander

Smoking is pleasant but no one can ignore that it kills. I quit a while back but I strongly believe banning is not a right move. In fact, I'm in favour of designated smoking areas even in shopping malls. At the moment, smoking is demonised in Australia. If it's going to be banned, then a nation wide ban is what we need and instead cheap and quality vaping could be encouraged.

16 өдрийн өмнө
M Ferretti
M Ferretti

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 өдрийн өмнө
roverT Cameron
roverT Cameron

I'm an ex-smoker, Smokers have the right to smoke, but eclipsing that right is the right to fresh air for everyone. I favour the Japanese smoking areas idea shown here.

16 өдрийн өмнө
Robyn Conway
Robyn Conway

The six billion tax dollars goes towards hospital health care for tobacco induced health problems such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, emphysema, cancer, amputations, heart disease, gum disease etc etc etc.

16 өдрийн өмнө
Captain Cook
Captain Cook

lol Yeah sure it does.

15 өдрийн өмнө
micheal pare
micheal pare

They have ban smoking in all jail's so it won't be long for the government to ban it every where

16 өдрийн өмнө
Ryza Genst
Ryza Genst

why when you breath in more shit from the traffic in a CBD

16 өдрийн өмнө
Dan theman
Dan theman

if smoking is so deadly to none smokers then why doesn't the government ban them, smokes is more expensive than illicit drugs, as addictive as cocaine, cause god knows what cancers and long conditions yet the government endorses smoking with TAX

16 өдрийн өмнө
Mau
Mau

Yes, Japan has designated smoking areas but you can still smoke in bars and restaurants. Australia already has some of the toughest laws for smoking in public already, which Japan should try to follow.

16 өдрийн өмнө
ThatBadGuy
ThatBadGuy

When i was quitting i hated walking around a corner and getting slapped in the face by a cloud of smoke. Seems like every corner in the CBD has someone smoking outside their offices. I used to think whats the big deal if you're outside, but it is very intrusive to non-smokers.

16 өдрийн өмнө
SQW0
SQW0

Really? You allow commenting on trivial issues like this but not the other vids?

16 өдрийн өмнө
Captain Cook
Captain Cook

Their ABC is cultural marxist organization and all Australian taxpayers are forced to pay for the nonsensical far-left garbage their ABC spews out

15 өдрийн өмнө
The Equalizer 2014
The Equalizer 2014

The only place that I encounter second-hand smoke is in the CBD, I have to hold my breath walking past everytime (I get cleaner air going to the shopping centre!).

16 өдрийн өмнө
sycam3472
sycam3472

Councils have way too much power. I personally would like to see someone stab the councillor. My theory is that people who try to take the rights of others should learn that they are not infallible and should have their rights removed. A stab wound affects a persons right to good health. A right removed by a decision made by another. Anyone see my point? The context is the same.

16 өдрийн өмнө
At R
At R

Yes . Get rid of The dirty smokers

16 өдрийн өмнө
holee phuk
holee phuk

Will spend much less time there..

16 өдрийн өмнө
gniceboy1234
gniceboy1234

Good work Australia

16 өдрийн өмнө
Chad Adams
Chad Adams

While I believe that people have the right to do whatever they want as long as it's legal, I also believe that people who chose to inflict cigarette smoke on others are taking away the rights of others who would prefer to not be exposed to such things. There has to be a middle ground. Designated smoking areas may be a great place to start, But I do believe that for the health and well being of the entire country that cigarettes should eventually be banned. The government has no interest in helping those struggling with addiction, but instead would rather exploit their illness to to make money off of their taxes with no regard for their health or well being. You cannot argue with science. Smoking, both first and second hand, kills. Yes, other things also add to air pollution but the argument that we cannot deal with one problem because there are other problems out there that are potentially just as bad, if not worse than smoking is immature and unhelpful. Whether smokers like it or not their addiction effects those around them, and those effects should be taken into consideration. So to should the behaviour of the government that prays on those suffering from addiction. If you are a smoker you can and should quit, not just for those around you, but for yourself your health and your quality of life. It's not worth it.

16 өдрийн өмнө
Wayne Burner
Wayne Burner

Ban the sale of tobacco Australia wide

16 өдрийн өмнө
Chiquicat
Chiquicat

Wayne Burner I would love this but I imagine it would lead to contraband. Smokers need to quit.

13 өдрийн өмнө
Aj Melbaus
Aj Melbaus

Does this council support "safe injecting rooms" and "pill testing" and "making marijuana smoking legal"? What are this Councils views on alcohol and gambling? What about littering?

16 өдрийн өмнө
Aj Melbaus
Aj Melbaus

@Dean Bertwistle Perhaps I am overreacting, by assuming that today its Burke St Mall, next it will be all "Malls"; why just Burke St Mall? Shouldn't all "Malls" be free of smoke? Anyway, it wasn't really about "smoking" per say, it was just the loss of more freedoms and choices.

16 өдрийн өмнө
Aj Melbaus
Aj Melbaus

@Dean Bertwistle Just to gain an understanding of their beliefs. I am not a smoker so the smoking ban is of no consequence to me directly. But I feel the need to question the banning of a legal product. Restrictions yes, but ban!!

16 өдрийн өмнө
Brad Machell
Brad Machell

​@Dean Bertwistle The relevance is that if they truly cared about the wellbeing of the public they would allow all of these things. Safe injecting rooms - you get supplied a CLEAN needle and if you overdose you have medical professionals that can save your life, as opposed to shooting up in an alleyway with a second-hand disease infected needle and overdosing and dying without a single person knowing. It's not like regular people like you or me are going to be like "oh shit... since inecting rooms exist I might go try shooting up some herion and meth!!". Pill testing - the drugs that were sold to you as MDMA, Xanax, Oxycodone or whatever your drug of choice is, but you have no idea of actually knowing unless you have your own testing kit - that you WERE GOING TO DO ANYWAY - can be quickly tested for other substances. I don't know about you, but I and most people I know that like to take drugs other than Alcohol would dispose of their pills if it turned out their MDMA was actually or contained Methamphetamines or their Oxycodone was laced with Fentanyl. Though, since people can't get their drugs tested they will just take what they have and hope for the best. Again, people that don't do drugs aren't going to go to a rave and take MDMA just because pill testing is now legal. Legal cannabis - I know from first-hand experience that there are many people out there that would benefit from weed. It's just common knowledge that it helps with so, so, so many different things and is completely harmless. The only harm caused by smoking weed is, well, from smoking; it's not the chemicals but rather just the act of inhaling a burning substance. There are many completely harmless ways of consuming the substance such as edibles or vaping (unless you are buying black-market THC cartridges lmao) but it's much harder to find edibles, oils, wax etc on the black market in Australia so people generally stick to smoking. Not to mention that there are so many people on Opiates that could substantially lower their dose or even, depending on their health issues and how their body reacts to Opiates, THC and CBD, completely stop the Opiates. I know from first-hand experience - I have multiple chronic illnesses, all of which causes all types of immense pain. I am prescribed Opiates and when I vape medicinal-grade weed (which is near impossible to find here if you don't know the right people) I can literally half the painkiller dosage because the combo of the two, at least for me, is 10x more effective than either on their own. It makes absolutely ZERO sense that we are legally allowed Opiates but not Cannabis. Don't get me wrong, I know that there are heaps of people out there that need opiates - I am one of them - but there are also plenty of people that would get the relief they need from cannabis and be able to slowly ween themselves off of the opiates. Obviously, everyone is different and things that work for some people don't work at all for other people BUT THAT IS WHY WE NEED THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE! So yeah - I would say it's quite relevant. It makes no sense to say you're banning durries because you care about the wellbeing of others and then turn around and oppose a bunch of ideas that have no downsides and would generally help hundreds of thousands of people improve their quality of life and save many, many lives.

16 өдрийн өмнө