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Is the australia disaster being reported overseas ????

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by punterdeb

Very little Australian flood reporting here in Chicago local news, too far away and not enough people dead for it to be considered important. We just had a federal congresswomen shot in the head by a crazy so that is #1 for several days, #2 is major east coast snowstorm about 2 ft (.6 meters) deep affecting 20% of US population.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:36 PM
I'm in Ireland, and we are getting a lot of reports. It is major in our news.

Such a tragic time for Australia... my thoughts are with you.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:43 PM
reply to post by punterdeb

I'm late to the discussion, but I haven't heard crap in the MSM w/ exception of CNN. Even then, I only see little blurbs on morning or nightly news. So it's not being spread enough.

I'm sorry for Australia and I hope they get the help they need.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:36 PM
I think asking some ATS folks about MSM coverage may be a little of a stretch (considering they don't watch/listen to it.) I listen to radio and watch MSM news for long stretches in the US and I have heard all about it. Some US coverage may be less because they are zeroed in on the shooting that happened. Still lots of coverage, lots of first hand reports and video. I heard from a woman in Queensland today saying there was not much they could do but pack up the house and have a beer - for instance (NPR.) Tough lot and not unaccustomed to floods I think. Report said, Queensland houses are built on stilts and the main crop is rice ( which needs flooding.) Dunno if that is all houses, just going by the report.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:32 PM
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Do you see anything about it? I don't. I see the odd headline here and there, but no, its not really being covered, they just update it once in a while. I get all of my news from ATS.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:45 PM
In Belgium it is the most important topic, every day starting topic.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:12 PM
Southeast Wyoming, USA here. Our local news has reported on the flood everyday via our CBS affiliate. This is a very caring community and we all are concerned for you right now. On a personal note, I was in Brisbane in 1985 as part of a WestPac cruise while in the Navy... never before or since have I met such a great community of people. They welcomed us with open arms and treated us like family. Please be safe and remember there are people in the states who DO care.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:14 PM
I'm from Argentina and it's been on the news every day. People here are really shocked because of all the damages and how terrible this all has been. There were telling something about how they're now attempting to save animals that were drowning and how the search for people continues.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:18 PM
United States - CNN News just did a short report and showed the flooded river. I hope you are not near the river, it looks so very bad. The Congress woman that was shot here is non stop news, that's the media for you. Keep us informed of the situations there when you can. Take care.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:21 PM
I don't watch tv, so I can't say about it being talked about on tv, but I do listen to many talk radio stations including NPR. We have a BBC newshour on our NPR station and it was discussed there. One gentleman from I think Brisbane gave his personal account of having jump off of his room and swim across the flood to another roof and from there make it to higher ground. I hope I was right about it being Brisbane.

I love Australia and my heart goes out to the people there. I've had the pleasure of going to NSW 3 times, and can't imagine how truly devastating this catastrophe is. Oh, and I am in North Florida.
edit on 12-1-2011 by Serenity08 because: Added residence

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:22 PM
I am from New Jersey and I have not heard a thing about this flood other than seeing a thread about it on the home page of ATS. That being said, I do not really watch the news very often. But, my mother does and I am pretty sure she would mention something that big to me if she had seen it on TV. Anyways, best of luck to you and your family!

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:27 PM
It's been on the news here in Pennsylvania, both local news and national news (CNN, MSNBC, etc)
The earthqaukes in Haiti have also been on the news. I think I remember seeing something the other morning about the Phillipines, but it wasn't a very long segment; I do not recall seeing anything about Sri Lanka.

Overall I think the majority of this kind of stuff IS reported but most Americans focus on the news going on in America - in other words they put it on the news but it's covered on National news like CNN, not usually on any of the local news channels. Not that it makes too much of a difference, but there is also a large winter storm currently going across the entire east coast of the US, a bunch of schools were shut down today, lots of airports delayed, all kinds of problems on the roadways, etc.. that kind of thing. For example, as far as I know Boston got at least 2 feet of snow last night.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:30 PM
It was on CNN and MSNBC today as well. In fact, they compared the flooded area to the size of Texas and New Mexico combined. It was just before the story about Haiti. I do wonder if the US will be involved with Australia and this devastation. What annoys me is the political issues at hand, not necessarily with Australia, but other countries. These issues can often keep various humanitarian acts to help the populace at a standstill.

it's absolutely moronic that there needs to be a political or finalcial gain before some countries help others. Then, the people that are doing it are complaining about how bad the world is?

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:35 PM
I'm in California in the U.S., and it's being reported that massive evacuations and relocations are happening due to unprecedented flooding in many areas, including some major metropolitan areas. Is that correct? I wish you all the best down there. I wish, as always, there was more I could do to ameliorate the suffering.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:41 PM
reply to post by punterdeb

um, without reading more than the 1st post (sorry, snow disaster here in boston area!)

YES its ALL over our mainstream media outlets - for longer than i thought it would be!

Amazing the tribulation occuring in Queensland , our family at least is concerned.

ps- they are actually comparing the size of affected floodland to "Germany and France combined" but
that's redundant. Im shocked that it so severely affected downtown Brisbane.
edit on 1/12/2011 by drphilxr because: more

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:43 PM
Here in Canada we have heard about it, but not too much. Morons here are more concerned with hockey and other primtive activies.

We have heard of it, but content on damage levels are limited.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:51 PM
UK Media is giving a lot of coverage to the disaster. Im sure if you request it our Government and people alike will do all we can, but the last time i had seen the News no request of aid had been forthcoming. We all wish you the best and hope not to many life's are lost in this disaster. God Bless.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:55 PM
reply to post by TOMFROMOZ

I'm fairly certain that people who are shouting "racism" know that they're racist anyway.They're just sick of us showing them up. Most of them want to move here but are afraid of adapting to the culture. In fact many of them are here already and are as corrupt as hell. Ignore that talk. It's just "in your face" media hype and not recognised as real by intelligent people who understand it's just political.

Increase of proud African blacks talking up the white devil = Sudanese elections and deaths
Indian sensationalism of student assaults = change in permanent residency policies / closing visa factories
Japanese paid trolling and nationalist protests = whaling season

Note: Indonesia said they would stop calling Australia racist if we back their territorial claims and help stop separatist movements = they have stopped. Score x 1 to bullies!!

See how much good will we are receiving from South East Asia. If they had actually believed we are racist as their newspapers told them not 10 years ago how could they have had a 100% change of thinking?

Trust me, most people take real accounts much more seriously than media outlets that they already don't trust and on the streets in my city I see people from everywhere getting along. I haven't seen people mix so well in any country I've personally lived in.

Multiculturalism may be seen as a threat and a weakness in mono-racial societies, especially where scaremongering is the main tool for oppression. You are wrong to take it seriously. You should realise that places like You Tube encourage trolls and the politics behind the accusations is fairly complex, but it's exponents are hardly respectable and always very obvious.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:58 PM
Flashfloods and mudslides in Brazil have just taken 257 lives, compared to our disaster having taken 13. I expect some coverage, but not a lot in international media.

posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:00 PM
We've heard nothing about the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Brazil in Australia so I don't think anyone should feel especially guilty.

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