posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:46 AM
I should start out by saying that I am not in any way attempting to take anything away from the people of Australia in their times of need.
As you are probably all aware by now pretty much the whole of Queensland is under water and in a situation that is getting worse. The diaster has so
far tragically claimed 22 lives with many missing and as of yet no end in sight for the floods.This has been reported in the MSM across the globe to a
varying degree and offers of aid are coming in from various governments across the globe.
What is not being reported is the devastation in "third world" countries around the pacific that are also being hit.
Both Sri Lanka and the Phillipines have been hit by serious flooding with many deaths and incredible amounts of people being left homeless.
Sri Lanka has been hit with flooding leaving at least 18 people dead and over 200,000 displaced and in camps accross the island
Even though the Sri Lankans have been badly hit and their main agricultural export has all but been destroyed they have had the generosity to help
those out in Queensland by donating what little they have left in approximately a quarter of a million cups worth of tea!!
The Phillipines have also been suffering with a fortnight of extremely heavy rains with more forecasted. A current death toll of 40 and with over a
million people affected.
Yet these tragedies along with flooding in Brazil have yet to make any kind of impact in the media, the BBC (probably the best global reporting tool
(not so for politics however)) has been one of the only places to have reported these happenings as the rest of the MSM focuses on the tragedy in
Australia and the Laughner incident in the US but hey those people over in those little countries don't really contribute to our economy or way of
life so their lives aren't as important right?