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  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    January 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    Link: Australia Flood - Devastating floods in NE Australia.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    That sucks for Australia. What`re they going to do without Obama helping them?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    Nothing cant be done when the Earth gets pissed
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    GParadox Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    The woman holding (what looks like) an infant was the most depressing thing I have seen in a while. I really hope this comes to a speedily recovery.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    Ahhhhh...Australia the land of extremes. Not enough water or too much water.
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    chessy Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    It`s not NE Australia, that`s not even a state, NE is a region - New England which I live in, and it`s not where the floods are yet. The floods you are talking about are in the state of Queensland or QLD if you want to abbreviate. It`s pretty wide-spread destruction and most Australians either have family or friends that are in danger or dead - it`s serious, so please try to get it right.
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    Wow. Kinda looks like Katrina. I hope you guys get things under control down there soon.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    It`s not NE Australia, that`s not even a state, NE is a region - New England which I live in, and it`s not where the floods are yet. The floods you are talking about are in the state of Queensland... it`s serious, so please try to get it right.
    You mean, Queensland, which is NE (north eastern) Australia?

    Hope everyone stays safe down there.
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    chessy Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    North Eastern but not NE - to us there is a difference :-). This is because of New England as well as the Norther Territory (another state - which you probably knew). Australians usually come together pretty well, after events like this, usually people are well compensated and taken care of, doesn`t really change the tragedy of it happening and the lives lost, but, we should be ok without Obama! :-)
    I`m sure everyone here appreciates the love and concern from the rest of the world.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    can kangaroos swim?
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    Heard that the waves down some of the high ways are 10-12 ft high!
    "That sucks for Australia. What`re they going to do without Obama helping them?"

    Umm, clean up, get over it and not have to scratch Americas back for the next 20 years?
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    its because of the gays!
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    At least this solves the rabbit problem.
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    Yam Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 6:53 pm
    They called this an inland tsunami. Theres flooding everywhere in queensland atm and its usually the worst flood in the last 20-30 years for all of them.
    Sh*ts getting real
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    GullCull Male 18-29
    143 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    Pathetic humans.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    8 deaths!
    :/ That`s unfortunate...
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    i thought it said "australia food" and "devastating food in NE australia" but this is much more depressing
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    wingz1206 Female 18-29
    178 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    Crickey!...... I just went there....
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    One detail that offended me (not from this video, from other reports) was people in areas who were ORDERED to get out demanding help and relief: um, NO! It`s like New Orleans: you were told to flee but you chose to saty; deal with it!
    Otherwise my heart goes out to those harmed by the floods from a guy who lives in a flood plain... (we get smacked every 2-3 years, bad!)
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    funkypants Female 18-29
    50 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    hahahaha! i cnt believe this is world news! brisbane city is flooded n they hav evacuated it. but either way its not nearly as bad as they r makin it out to be.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    It is all an elaborate trap set in motion by the stingrays to get the rest of the Aussies.


    .....too soon?
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    stay safe australia dont really know what to say floodings happening everywhere all year round
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    ScubaFett Male 18-29
    176 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    I`m in the floods at the moment (Brisbane) - I`m on a hill though so I`m safe. I have heard that there is too many volunteers so I`m just sitting tight.
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    schooner Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Spent the morning sandbagging a mate`s house.Situation here is not good. Unfortunately there`s another month or so of wet season left.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    It is all an elaborate trap set in motion by the stingrays to get the rest of the Aussies.
    Shhhhuuushhh! @SlothOfDoom! Teh Crab People are using the Stingrays as Muscle...

    @schooner meet @ScubaFett & vice versa...
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    To our Australian userbase I`d like to express my deepest sympathy and I hope you all stay safe and dry.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    this is no laughing matter, but when i glanced at the headline, i thought it said food instead of flood. totally caught me off guard.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    Good luck Australia. I hope you all stay safe
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 11, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    Hang in there Australia. I hope it gets better soon. I`ve been around floods like that, it`s total suck.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    that ford truck looks BAD ASS
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    damn that sucks
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    tridirk Male 50-59
    313 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm
    Heard about this tonight on the radio. It`s tough and such a loss for so many. I hope we (the USA) can help in some way.

    I spent a couple of weeks in Australia 20 years ago and couldn`t have felt more at home and welcome. Such a friendly country.

    Best wishes for all involved.
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    acitcratna Male 18-29
    12 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 12:44 am
    It just keeps getting worse. At least the sun is out. All of this has reminded me of:

    I love a sunburnt country,
      A land of sweeping plains,
    Of ragged mountain ranges,
      Of drought and flooding rains,
    I love her far horizons,
      I love her jewel sea,
    Her beauty and her terror -
      The wide brown land for me.
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    BoredIAm Male 18-29
    146 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 1:21 am
    It rained in Australia. I`m still bored.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 1:36 am
    > SlothOfDoom
    > All an elaborate trap set in motion by the stingrays to get the rest of the Aussies
    > ....too soon?

    With any other country mate, maybe, but Aussies have the best sense of humor in the world, and I doubt there`s any such thing as `too soon` or `inappropriate` - no matter what the crisis, Aussies can still laugh at their misfortunes. In fact, this is OFFICIALLY the funniest cartoon in Australia`s history, (done decades ago by a bloke called Stan Cross):

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    MrDyll Male 18-29
    28 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 1:36 am
    AUSTRALIA REPRESENT!!! FLOOD THAT poo. WETTER THAN YOUR MUM!
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    agl126 Male 18-29
    51 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 1:40 am
    This is so intense. It`s all over the TV down here in Sydney. I can only hope the water doesn`t make its way down here...it`s already in New South Wales (the state in which Sydney is the capital)...RIP to those who`ve lost their lives.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 3:52 am
    Weird how houses float, whole, like that in floods. You would think they would come apart or stay submerged.
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    madhatterhaz Male 18-29
    1 post
    January 12, 2011 at 4:06 am
    I`m from Toowoomba, actually. I was in the shopping centre lining Dent St. (Grand Central) when the main torrent of water came through. It really was like an inland tsunami. I was flooded in the centre for two hours, no way in, no way out. Thankfully all my family is safe, although my sister and aunt and uncle are in Brisbane so we`re hoping for the best there.
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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4198 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 5:01 am
    I`m in brisbane. My fiance`s mum is blocked in the city and watching the waters come up her street in Newmarket. No power and a king tide coming up too. We are safe, high and dry (for now) wish they were too
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    Smijne Female 18-29
    9 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 5:18 am
    Wow, Good luck Aussies, hope you all stay safe.
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    lovepath7 Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 7:34 am
    One would think that Cindy Jacobs would have jumped all over this before taking the express train to full crazy in suggesting that the Arkansas bird-kill resulted from the repeal of DADT.
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    Cats_Suck Male 18-29
    57 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 9:08 am
    Great, now I have to go pee.
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    basherrr Male 18-29
    242 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 9:29 am
    Haha, thanks for the newsbreak, IAB! The flooding only started last year.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 9:39 am
    In Genesis 9:15-16, God told Noah and his sons, “And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. Except Australia. Have you seen what I did to that place? I can`t even believe it myself sometimes."
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    Cats_Suck Male 18-29
    57 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 9:46 am
    Great post SlothOfDoom, LMAO
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    Wundt Male 40-49
    410 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 10:57 am
    I lived in Brisbane when I was little and remember our house becoming an island during floods (had to be around 1973). The army drove a `duck` in our neighborhood to see if we needed rescue and/or food and my father had to swim to get to work.

    When it happens in Australia, it happens big.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:33 am
    Aussies are tough folks, they`ll manage a hell of a lot better than the idiots in New Orleans I bet. Good Luck Guys!
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2389 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 11:55 am
    @slothofdoom "I think what God Meant to say!"
    - Bill Hicks
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 11:56 am
    How slow IAB, late last year was when the floods hit Ingham and Nth Queensland, now all that water is heading south along with a slow rain band thats causing flashflooding all along the eastern Australia, about 16 cities so far have been flooded but this, Brisbane which is the capital of QLD has just flooded yesterday. Some workers on the waters edge are trapped in the buildings, however brissie was prepaired and they evacuated low lying areas. SO far 11 people are dead with 75 missing, mostly children
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 11:59 am
    whos up for a game of tennis click here to see the tennis court
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    Last summer I saw a house floating down the interstate in Nashville.
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    death toll is up to 13 now :(
    it would seem that the river has peaked and the water should stop rising, as long as the rain stays away!! cleanup should beable to begin in the next few days

    and the floods are not in the NE part of australia (that was last year) it is SE queensland
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    ZacWasHere Male 18-29
    101 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Tennis game in a flooded court Fatninja01?

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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    i read it as `Australian food`, expecting some whacky crocodile burger
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    Vithooshan Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    13 people dead...have you forgotten about pakistan? get some perspective
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    Valeira Female 30-39
    28 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Vithooshan: life is cheap in Pakistan
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    "13 people dead...have you forgotten about pakistan? get some perspective"

    215 died in pakistan in 2008 costing an estimated 5.2 billion in infastructure
    13 people so far confirmed dead, another 70 or so still missing for the past several days, an estimated 15 billion in infastructure washed away

    perspective enough?
    perhaps u ment the kashmir earthquake of 2005? with an oficial toll of 74,698
    perhaps u really wanted something "really" serious? how about the Huang He River flood in China 1931? 1.3 million- 4 million people perished

    or how about u respect the people that are currently fighting for their lives and possessions, and punch yourself in the face next time you find yourself thinking "oh well, only X amount of people died"
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    Capita135 Male 18-29
    20 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    I guess a dingo eating their babies is the last thing they need to worry about these days...
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    astralomega Female 18-29
    162 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    My family and I have to be some of the luckiest people in this. I`m currently not in the country and Mum and dad moved house while i was away to higher ground.
    My old house is probably damaged though.
    Hope the rain stops soon >.<
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    SaltyNuggets Male 18-29
    38 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 1:00 am
    I live in Nashville. We had some hardcore floods last year. Killed 31 people and caused over a billion dollars of damage. I know how hard it is to see your community destroyed by flooding. Stay strong Aussies.
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    Lowmaxx Male 40-49
    26 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 3:54 am
    At the moment around 80% of the city is flooded and to make things worse a cyclone is heading here so it will make things worse for us but I`m in s high area that was`nt flooded but I`m now cut of from the rest of the city and wondering how bad it will get if the cyclone hits here as well It`s a nasty feeling at the moment.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    My cousin lives on Springhill, she is feeling very lucky at the moment.
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    smileytom Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    reall respect for people like the 13 year old that told recuers to save his younger brother

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