Queensland Floods…

As some of you know, many residents of the state of Queensland are being bombarded with record levels of rain and flooding.  In the last few weeks there have been 29 deaths associated with the flooding, including at least 12 in the recent flash flooding in the Lockyer Valley, and there are many more missing.  On top of this is the infrastructure damage that comes with such widespread water, and as a result there is a large call for donations to help those in need at these tough times.  In order to help out, all donations received to Fourtheye for the remainder of January will be forwarded directly to the Premiers Flood Relief Appeal.

On top of that, for every $5 a reader donates they will go in the running to receive an Australian Tool Tour shirt (size and design of their choice including postage to wherever you live), which I shall endeavour to get signed by as many of the Tool crew as possible when I’m down in Melbourne.  The donation form using Paypal is at the top right of the page, so get onto it and help out Australians in need. Update: Those of you reading this in the forum can find the Paypal form at the top right of this page.

I know there are plenty of Tool fans in Queensland who are concerned about the Tool shows that are planned for later this month.  The good news is that at this stage the Big Day Out organisers have confirmed that the Gold Coast Big Day Out will go ahead unchanged, as the area has be left largely untouched by the flooding.  Staff at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre have also confirmed that the aren’t expecting any damage to the venue, and that the Tool show there should go as planned.  Thanks to vuduuu for that information.

Update 1: Over $200 in under 24 hours.! Thanks to all our reader for their support!  Keep on giving though.  Anyone who would like to donate through the official site rather than using Paypal can feel free, just send me a copy of your receipt and I’ll enter you in the competition.

Update 2: Now up to $466.66.  Great work everyone!

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monkeyboy
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monkeyboy

Would like to help.  Have sent you a pm.  Thanks.

xaized
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xaized

Great to see the tool community helping out

bigboy55693
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bigboy55693

I have no experience with floods, just tornadoes and oppressive heat.  But, from the coverage that I am reading online, this sounds like one hell of a disaster.  I would love to help, donation coming in soon.
 
Side question:  I was planning on giving $20.  Does this mean I get four entries in the “Hellboy T-Shirt Give Away Extravaganza  2011?”  I’ll give either way,  I just really want a tour shirt from down ya’lls way. As selfish as that is in a time like your country is facing.
 

Naattik
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Donation made. We also donated through the Red Cross last week, but this sounds more direct. Thanks for doing this HB.

By the way, I’m right there with BigBoy, another selfish American bastard, I want my 5 entries in the T-Shirt pool!!

badkittygothgirl
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For those reading this in the forum, the donation tab is on the main page for the blog. Click HERE

Naattik
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badkittygothgirl – 42 minutes ago  » 
For those reading this in the forum, the donation tab is on the main page for the blog. Click HERE

Yeah, I must admit, that confused me for a minute too. Thanks, Kat. How are you and CJ doing?
Edit: Hey, I just hit my 1,000th post. Yay.

TAoutsider
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TAoutsider

i guess this means they will not be playing flood. ok bad joke. sad to see all the damage and lives lost down there. stay safe where ever you are.

Joelsy
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Joelsy

Just remember to take a purple Sharpie Hellboy…..

bigboy55693
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bigboy55693

Good news to hear about multiple entries.  Thanks.
 
I am keen on the possibility of a signature or two as well.
 
Thanks for helping out and directing funds towards those in need,

badkittygothgirl
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kittaan – 4 hours ago  »  badkittygothgirl – 42 minutes ago  »  For those reading this in the forum, the donation tab is on the main page for the blog. Click HERE Yeah, I must admit, that confused me for a minute too. Thanks, Kat. How are you and CJ doing? Edit: Hey, I just hit my 1,000th post. Yay. I need to get back to my chatty cathy self. I can’t believe I’m that far behind you! Collectivejudas29 and I are good! We are in the middle of SNOMG 2011 or Hothlanta for the geeks. I haven’t been to… Read more »

spiral2spiral
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spiral2spiral

Hellboy, I don’t use Paypal, is there another way I can donate through the site? DD perhaps?
 
 

Naattik
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@ BadKat – all is well here, thanks. Glad to hear you’re in party mode, enjoy!

And you could always just work on your cut and paste skills like Petey if you want to bring up your posting numbers. =p

(That should get a raise out of the RANTING fool)

spiral2spiral
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spiral2spiral

Cheers.
 
Was intending to donate today (payday) though the local coles anyway, but will do it through here
 
(The possibility of the shirt is just the sweetener!)

badkittygothgirl
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And you could always just work on your cut and paste skills like Petey if you want to bring up your posting numbers. =p

(That should get a raise out of the RANTING fool)

I would cut and paste, but I prefer my posts to have substance.

*puts lighter fluid away*

petemasterpete
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badkittygothgirl – 16 minutes ago  » 

And you could always just work on your cut and paste skills like Petey if you want to bring up your posting numbers. =p
(That should get a raise out of the RANTING fool)

I would cut and paste, but I prefer my posts to have substance.
*puts lighter fluid away*

OH KITTY, YOU KNOW HOW TO KEEP A MAD MAN SANE… NEED A FAN FOR THOSE FLAMES BY ANY CHANCE?!

ilikecheese
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So much to keep an eye on these days. Something good comes your way. Stay high and dry.

IlC

einnor
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einnor

[quote comment=””] Update 1: Over $200 in under 24 hours! Thanks to all our reader for their support!  Keep on giving though.  Anyone who would rather donate through the official site rather than using Paypal can feel free, just send me a copy of your receipt and I’ll enter you in the competition. [/quote] 75% of the state of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone due to the flooding. To put this in perspective, it equates to 1/5 the area of mainland USA. The state of Victoria has received heavy rain all week and major flooding is expected as well.… Read more »

Naattik
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@ einnor – That really does put it into perspective. I didn’t realize the magnitude, even though I knew it was very serious.

Holy shit.

spiral2spiral
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spiral2spiral

For those overseas trying to get a grasp of how quickly this struck, this is a video from Monday from the town of Toowoomba:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYUpkPTcqPY
Not surprisingly, there were several deaths reported from the area.

in_the_blender
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in_the_blender

thats a crazy video… made my meager donation. keep it up 4theye.

Naattik
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I’m at a loss for words. I can’t imagine going through that. Fuck, we are just nature’s bitches.

petemasterpete
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kittaan – 20 minutes ago  » 
I’m at a loss for words. I can’t imagine going through that. Fuck, we are just nature’s bitches.

too bad our “awesome” world governments and their economic determinaions continue to keep seeing it otherwise

B Carroll.
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^
“blah blah blah, anti-government this, down-with-establishment that….”

Confirming that original thought usually goes missing during times of tragedy.

budtkr
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budtkr

JUST A QUICK MESSAGE OF SUPPORT TO NOT ONLY ALL THE QLD PEOPLE BUT A SMALL GROUP OF VICTORIANS AS WELL. ITS GREAT TO KNOW THAT THERE IS SUCH SUPPORT FOR EACH OTHER IN SUCH STRONG TIMES OF NEED.. AND GOOD TO SEE THAT QLD’S WILL STILL GET THEIR SHOWS.. ON TOP OF ALL THE SHIT THEY HAVE ALREADY SUFFERED THAT WOULD BE LIKE A KNIFE IN THE EYE AFTER HAVING YOUR LEGS CUT OFF IF THE SHOWS DIDN’T GO AHEAD!!!
BRING ON THE 4TH FEB DAMMIT! CANT WAIT TO HEAR DANNY’S PAISTE KIT@@

Naattik
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@ budtkr – Welcome to the forum. The ALL CAPS thing… you’re kinda cramping Carbon Copy Jesus’ style there. 8`)

“CAPSLOCK ON BITCH!”

spiral2spiral
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spiral2spiral

Some amazing before and after pictures…
 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/qld-floods/beforeafter2.htm

Ultimatum
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Ultimatum

I had no idea it was that bad. Thanks for the post, spiral.