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- Sandy Roberts isn't racist, his Indian impression was just a bad joke
- Demetriou: Bump is not dead
- Demetriou: Drug policy has saved AFL players' lives
- Salvos frustrated by students' undercover homeless stunt
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- Matt - proudly Un-Australian on Sandy Roberts isn't racist, his Indian ... First Sheedy & now Roberts. What is it with these old white men & offending other races? Is it inbred? more
- Paul Crane on Sandy Roberts isn't racist, his Indian ... You are so biased. Sandy is one of your mates as you give him a meaningless segment on your show. You would not defend the ... more
- Sooky La La on Sandy Roberts isn't racist, his Indian ... For god sake harden up. If our innocent humor offends you, find somewhere to live. Sandy's comments were not racist, just a ... more
- jgl Melb on Sandy Roberts isn't racist, his Indian ... Sandy should be very careful otherwise he'll have those of the particular ethnic minority mentioned coming after him with ... more
- Ben on Sandy Roberts isn't racist, his Indian ... Do not mix with, speak too, look at or acknowdge people who are different to you and you won't be refered to as a racist. ... more
- bc on Demetriou: Drug policy has saved AFL ... old fat car again wheres the thrid strike tuck caught by the police not the afl nobody ever hears about three strikers ... more
- Andrew on Demetriou: Drug policy has saved AFL ... So a player can have two strikes and no coach is aware of it. What would happen if that player goes to another club - that ... more
- Erzsebet on Melbourne mother & daughter's breast ... Jane is a very dear friend of mine and her experiences are a fine example of strength and determination to prevent any ... more
- Matt - proudly Un-Australian on Demetriou: Drug policy has saved AFL ... After a disastrous report who do you turn to? Your number 1 fanboy in the media, chief puppet Mitchell. The game is awash ... more
- Margaret on A must-listen insight into the ... We have 2 paramedics in our family. They both complain about people who call an ambulance then block emergency rooms with ... more
- Shane W on Salvos frustrated by students' ... Just thick, what more can you say? more
- Peggy on A must-listen insight into the ... We depend on paramedics to be the difference between life and death and we don't give them the necessary tools to do their ... more
- attn mr & ms work snob on A must-listen insight into the ... That's just typical of the jumped up, blue quasi labourers.In the last 20 years since gentrification,these so called ... more
- Peter on Father demands answers after five year ... Why are the parents letting a five your old in prep, travel on the school bus without supervision from his older sibling who ... more
- kelly on A must-listen insight into the ... lets try to remember that the paramedics we rely on so much are HUMAN, with human reactions and emotions....and stop ... more
- Melbourne Parameic on A must-listen insight into the ... I'm a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria and I want to thank "Al" for coming forward with his personal experiences working as ... more
- sharon on Father demands answers after five year ... The bus driver and the company are ok. I think the parents are thinking of what could have happend. BUT ALL IS WELL THAT ... more
- Steve on Father demands answers after five year ... The Parents should have been at the child's bus stop. When the kid didn't get off then ask the bus driver where he is before ... more
- Wayne on A must-listen insight into the ... I agree 100% I to was a Paramedic for 17 years, I had signs and symptoms of burn out and PTSD in 2000, QAS didn't help and ... more
- lorraine on Father demands answers after five year ... the buses are diesel the boy is a preppie and it is a big day for all these little ones its a long day for them more
No end in sight for smoke police
A large percentage of the people who listen to me could become criminals - Crooks, lawbreakers, and it was inevitable.
The health police have had a big win with plain packaging of cigarettes. And they are so brave now, they may not stop.
The next step as reported today - they want to ban cigarettes totally.
That is the suggestion in The Age.
Several health lobbyists want to ban cigarettes as a legal product. That's madness.
You can't allow people to become addicted legally then suddenly make it illegal.
Imagine it. We'll have flying squads of smoke police raiding garages in Glen Waverley, dragging away four pensioners caught smoking.
There will be paddy wagons patrolling the streets, looking for one cigarette butt, doing DNA tests to lock up Beryl from Broadmeadows.
Or, the next step will be to allow older people to smoke but make it illegal for younger people. Perhaps nobody under the age of twenty will be allowed to buy smokes. All of which will make it even more attractive.
That's the danger with something like this. Those who want to run our lives are encouraged and don't know when to stop. Perhaps plain packaging for alcohol? Who knows...
What would you do if smoking suddenly became illegal?
PLAIN PACKAGING: The High Court has ruled the Federal Government's world-first plain packaging cigerette laws are constitutionally valid. Today's decision clears the way for all cigarette and tobacco products to be sold in drab olive-brown packs from December.
Bring it on, I can't wait!
Al Capone set up his family for life (and for many generations after he died - after all, the American Mafia is still one of the richest and most powerful criminal syndicates in the world today). If/when this suggestion becomes law, I'm giving up my day job!David Williams Tuesday 21 August, 2012 - 5:34 PM
I have been trying to give up smoking for years, banning might actually help me, but there is a raft of illegal tabacco out there at a much lower price, and as far as the smoke police, what a joke, it's hard enough to get a policeman for real crime out here in the country.
The plain packaging or graphic pictures on them, that's not a turn off to anybody I know, including school kids that smoke, besides can the government afford to lose the tax, while still copping the health bill from illegal tabacco smoking.Then there is grass which is readily available as well.gez Friday 17 August, 2012 - 5:37 AM
The average 3AW listener would be on the phone 24/7 dobbing in smokers. They'd be no time for the funeral parlour, nursing home and denture commercials. :pmylene Thursday 16 August, 2012 - 10:32 AM