Is the australia disaster being reported overseas ????

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:51 AM
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Originally posted by starless and bible black
Chicago here, just checking in. 2 minutes were dedicated to the disaster in Australia, on CBS, after Haiti quake relief story, just this AM (3:45 CST)

I may have missed any mention, earlier, by my not really tuning in. Coverage is non-existent to minimal.
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Chicago here too and I have to agree. I haven't seen anything about it on any of the news channels, even CNN.




posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:53 AM
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In Italy it's being reported as a real tragedy:
Corriere della Sera

Reports about Queensland's flood are in the Italian press since few days ago and also on the TV news, with unbelievable images of water up to 5-6 meters. They say the worse is yet to come in Brisbane, waiting for the river to reach it's highest point. May God help you, Aussies.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:54 AM
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I have heard about it a few times here in the states. I think all on NPR, maybe on msm, but i can't really recall.
Mostly I've read about it on online blogs.

www.boingboing.net...
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:56 AM
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It's what gets on my goat the most, while we Aussies wholeheartedly provide whatever aid we can to other nations in need and our media covers it extensively - we don't see the same in return.

It really opens my eyes as to how Australia is seen in the worlds eyes.....



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:56 AM
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Give it time, the cleanup bill will exceed the $1 billion mark.

The million, which by the way NSW and Vic state governments have already donated a million each so your facebook fluff piece is already way wrong, the money released already is for instant emergency funds for anyone who is effected by the floods, same as what they did during the Vic bushfires.

I'll jut add too that whatever ADF resources are needed have been used, an entire town was air lifted out by Black Hawks, four Kiowa helicopters are being used for search and rescue efforts, C130's, Sea Kings, Chinooks are all being used too.

I point all this out because the statement that you've copied from facebook is ignorant fear mongering and at a time like this, everyone needs to pull together, not stand divided.

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:57 AM
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add this to your response mate. - "to think that we are supposed to be their friends."

Imagine what the US media would be reporting if we were their enemy? Just goes to show how much actions speak lounder than presidential words.

Wonder what jhonny howard would say if he read this thread??????



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:58 AM
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Japan here.

Coverage has been ongoing since the first round of floods before new years. Japan doesn't do the 24-hour cable news coverage thing, but the coverage has been substantial, especially since this last round hit. Newspaper, radio, TV and internet have all been carrying the story.

People are concerned. I had to go to city hall today, and a couple of people asked if I was Australian - they were concerned about some of their friends in Brisbane, something I can identify with. One of the staffers mentioned that there will be a fundraiser in the coming days - and I don't think that'll be an isolated incident.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:00 AM
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German News Channels are also covering the australian Disaster.
I have seen it yesterday on the news.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:01 AM
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Southern England here...
From my perspective, National and local local media outlets (internet, printed and radio) are reporting on the disaster in Aus, and from what I have seen UK charities like Save the Children have started appeals for help.

But then again, I do not know anyone who hasn't got family, friends in Aus, so I wouldn't expect the coverage to be any less than it is.
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:01 AM
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Originally posted by Kryties
It's what gets on my goat the most, while we Aussies wholeheartedly provide whatever aid we can to other nations in need and our media covers it extensively - we don't see the same in return.

It really opens my eyes as to how Australia is seen in the worlds eyes.....



Believe me Kryties, I feel the same way and I have never been to Australia,

It breaks my heart to see the way this has unfolded and if I had the money I would come down and help in anyway possible but at the moment i could maybe send $10 and i would be regreting that tommorow when I have no lunch.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:02 AM
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Hehe keep your 10 bucks mate, it's the thought that counts the most really.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:03 AM
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been on the news several times here in south wales uk also



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:05 AM
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it seems as though maybe in the u.k and europe it is being told. as for the rest....im shocked.

when the s*** hits the fan in other countries...we are there.....when miners get trapped underground in chile, we go and help dig the hole. when a hurricane hits the u.s, we donate and devote news specials to whats going on. when the u.s decides to go to war with another country, of we freaking go. earthquakes, volcanoes, fires - speaking of which when the west coast of america has their massive forrest fires we send over plane loads of blokes who specialize in being dropped in remote areas and put the bastards out.

i am so proud of my fellow countrymen. one thing i can assure you of is that you will not see pictures on the t.v of people 4 or 5 days later in their houses holding signs saying help us or feed us. you will not see evacuation centres days later with no food or water al la hurricane katrina.

STAND UP AUSTRALIANS AND BE BLOODY PROUD OF YOURSELFS. WHEN THE SHTF, WE HAVE EACH OTHERS BACK.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:07 AM
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There have been offers of assistance from several countries, we just haven't accepted the help from anyone apart from New Zealand yet, who are sending military support.

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:09 AM
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I have just sent an email message to Morning Joe which is on MSNBC, it says it will also be distributed to The Morning Show on NBC. So let’s hope they wake up and do their damn jobs, it’s not all about America you know.

Australia is ALWAYS there for us so it’s time we are there for Australia!



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:09 AM
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The whole of Qland is in my thought for sure.

To further this post i just asked all my facebok friends who even knows that Austrailia is flooding so I will update the results of that tommorow

As I said before,
Keep your heads up down there,

Jr.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:09 AM
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Originally posted by LittleIndianJr.

Originally posted by Kryties
It's what gets on my goat the most, while we Aussies wholeheartedly provide whatever aid we can to other nations in need and our media covers it extensively - we don't see the same in return.

It really opens my eyes as to how Australia is seen in the worlds eyes.....



Believe me Kryties, I feel the same way and I have never been to Australia,

It breaks my heart to see the way this has unfolded and if I had the money I would come down and help in anyway possible but at the moment i could maybe send $10 and i would be regreting that tommorow when I have no lunch.



thankyou so much for you kind words. god love ya for saying that about the money. we really dont expect the average joe to put his hand in his pocket. we would be embarressed.

and just another note...thanks japan and germany. to think of the wars we have fought against each other, and you are showing more coverage than allies....what a joke

thanks also to italy, switzerland wales..
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:11 AM
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i watch fox news 12 hours a day (i work 12 hour days and its on the whole time) and they havent mentioned it at all that ive noticed. all thats on is the az shooting for about a total of 10 hours of it, and stupid filler news for the other 2 hours



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:11 AM
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We have pretty good coverage here in Switzerland. There were several reports in different news-portals and even interviews with affected people, including at least one with Swiss people who live there.

The thougts and prayers of the Swiss people are with Australia and its people and if there should be charity-fundraising by the red cross or other desaster-relief groups, you can expect a lot of donations.

All the best



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:16 AM
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Give them a break mate, the flood hasn't even peaked yet!!
This is just an opportunity to winge, what part of England are you from?



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