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Posted: Jan 13th 2011 12:38PM Dril said

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Or they could, you know, not piss all over the flood victims by going for a marketing grab.

Seriously, if you're going to donate you a) do it quietly and b) just donate money.

Of course, this starts the whole "end justifies the means" argument, but having been to Queensland for a month, I'm really rather sad about what happened, and that this "feel-good" story is just another marketing ploy to make more money.

Posted: Jan 13th 2011 1:52PM BigAndShiny said

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To be honest, if they were going to do it for marketing or not at all, they might as well do it for marketing. Some money still goes there and the victims need it :)

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 1:35AM Oizu said

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Ok, probably controversial, but if they are going to do this sort of silly marketing crap where absolutely nothing gets donated, why not donate it to people who actually NEED it? Australia is coping absolutely fine without international aid, its Brazil and Sri Lanka that need the aid right now, not Australia ffs!!

Posted: Jan 14th 2011 5:34AM Dread said

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@Oizu

As a Brisbanite I agree.

We are a modern first world nation with shitloads of resources and highly trained personnel. The event is pretty much over and now the clean up is beginning. We have more than adequate resources to help ourselves with everyone pitching in around here and lending a hand. Other third world nations need international aid/donations/relief not us - to be honest, we've got our situation, as devastating as it is, pretty much in hand.

But thanks anyway, appreciate the thoughts. ;)
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Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:00PM Jack Pipsam said

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Ya but Brzil and Sri Lanka have small player bases in RoM and there government would just spend the money on drugs

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