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30 October 2016 @ 12:00 am
I just can't make sense of this  
It's been a terrible week in Queensland, this week; firstly with the Dreamworld tragedy - which really hit home across Australia; I think nearly everyone who ever went to Dreamworld would have gone on that particular ride - and then yesterday with the senseless murder of the bus driver, not all that far from where I live. The first tragedy was a terrible accident but the second was so random; I can't fathom it at all. I just feel for the families in both incidents. Just terrible, sad events.
 
 
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on October 31st, 2016 04:41 pm (UTC)
All so senseless.

None of this made the news in the US but oddly enough I'd just been talking to my Australian colleague about this before reading your post. Her family are in Brisbane.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on November 1st, 2016 10:55 am (UTC)
I'm surprised that the Dreamworld tragedy didn't make the news in the US; it did in the UK and it was such a huge thing here. Your colleague's parents would certainly have known all about it. Sad sad day.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on November 1st, 2016 11:16 am (UTC)
"Everywhere", pretty much,is on the BBC map of the world.

The US has a very different "news" map basically consisting of the US, Western Europe (IF something very major happens there), Israel, Palestine and anywhere the US army happens to be fighting/policing or an American dies. In other words, for this tragedy to have made the US news an American would have had to die on that ride.
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on November 1st, 2016 11:25 am (UTC)
The US sounds about as parochial as Queensland is. I moved here from New South Wales and was amazed at the Qld slant put on every news story- it just never happened like that in NSW. Remember the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand? Our local paper's headline - "14 Queenslanders Die". The total death count did get a mention at least, but unless they're Queenslanders they don't make the headlines. :-/