February 25, 2016

A little bit of good news! Here’s how Rebel viewers are making a difference for struggling Alberta families

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

It’s doom and gloom in Alberta. Families are suffering through unemployment and many of those that are still working are trying to survive on reduced wages and fewer hours.

But I can share a little bit of good news.

Back before Christmas, we at The Rebel wanted to do something to help Albertans in need. We asked you, our generous viewers, to donate to our fund to help food banks in Alberta who are feeling the strain of the economic downturn. We set up a website called FeedAlberta.ca and your kind donations started rolling in. In fact, you raised $3,035.80. That’s amazing because I know many of you that donated to FeedAlberta.ca have tightened your belts in your own households.

I went to one of the hardest hit food banks in Alberta to deliver your generosity to them. I drove up to Fort McMurray to hand them a cheque. I spoke to Arianna Johnson. She’s the executive director of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association.

She told me about the challenges facing her food bank and what your donations meant to families in need in her community. Arianna also had a special message for all of you who donated and spread the word about our FeedAlberta.ca campaign.

Rebel viewers and supporters, you’re making a difference.

This is who we are as Albertans. We look out for each other. We always have. We don’t wait for the government to tell us to help each other out when one of us is struggling. We just do it. With that in mind, we are going to keep our fundraiser for Alberta Food banks open. There is so much need in our communities right now.

Go to FeedAlberta.ca and donate today.

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commented 2016-02-29 00:09:26 -0500
Christina. So somebody abused the bank and it’s the fault of the contributing public? What rock did you crawl out from under? And besides complaining on here, what are you doing about it? Somebody that low-life no doubt commits petty crimes, like ripping off social assistance. Did you call police? Turn him it? Notify somebody? Or would rather we stopped all compassion and human decency just to make sure no one abuses our generosity? Don’t tell me – you have a university degree don’t you, done’ you?!?!?!
commented 2016-02-27 01:45:40 -0500
“… you might be surprised to find that the current government is pretty middle of the road.”

Best laugh I’ve had all day.
commented 2016-02-26 15:01:35 -0500
Awesome job guys. A few weeks ago my house mate went to the food bank. I thought things must’ve gotten really bad for him. A couple of days later he told me he was going to take a month off of work and go back to his home country for a holiday. Essentially you just contributed to the new immigrant holiday fund!!
commented 2016-02-26 11:24:50 -0500
Nathan W said, "Good to see you guys caring about those who need a hand. "

Generally, that is the right / conservative way of thinking and living one’s life.

The left / socialist way of thinking and living is to force the all the people to pay for the “giving” (said tongue in cheek) through taxes and then get the government to support the needy.

The right / conservative way is infinitely better than the socialist way.
commented 2016-02-26 09:21:08 -0500
Good to see you guys caring about those who need a hand.

Canadian Mongrel – Outrageous that you suggest that non-Albertans are like that, and that only Albertans help those in need. Canadians from coast to coast donate to food banks each and every day of the year.

Lad Reme – You clearly have no idea what the word “Marxist” means. If you were to look it up, you might be surprised to find that the current government is pretty middle of the road.
commented 2016-02-26 01:23:08 -0500
@ Al Rose – Well Al, I have never done a Public IP to Public IP NAT because I have never seen the need. The only thing I can think of is to hide the Public IP in the tunnel (the one assigned to your computer) from direct access from the Internet, which would in my opinion invalidate the need for a Public IP. A Public IP that is no longer public because it is hidden in behind a NAT firewall makes the Public IP, well, effectively private. There might be some software that might not work correctly if it not assigned a Public IP, but I am not aware of any. I can’t say whether it is good or bad, just superfluous in my opinion.
commented 2016-02-25 21:28:04 -0500
Well done people. Never hurts to hep others who have a legitimate need.
commented 2016-02-25 20:40:45 -0500
PETER is that good or bad public IP to Public Ip using NAT?
WebRTC and DNS always show same as IP
commented 2016-02-25 20:36:59 -0500
@ Al Rose – A VPN provide can assign a public IP to public IP using NAT. That must be what they are doing.
commented 2016-02-25 20:22:24 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE Thanks for the info ,i checked three IP’s ,they are

Canada 74.120.233.169
France 62.210.77.149
Poland 212.7.220.48
I check DNS leak every time and they have their own servers ,so it always shows one server in each particular country.
I have been with a few VPN services and i find this one the best.

Thanks again for the info
commented 2016-02-25 19:53:13 -0500
@ Al Rose – Re: VPN

The way that you can tell if the VPN service you use is running your connection to the Internet is through their NAT verses a direct Internet connection is if the IP they give your computer is a non-routable IP. If your computer is assigned a public IP, then no, they are not.

In networking there are three classes of IP blocks that are by design of the TCP/IP suite of protocols not routable to the Internet except through a NAT (Network Address Translation) … which means for example, 206.84.27.191 (public IP) is translated to 10.179.18.24. The change in number is called Network Address Translation (NAT) which creates a firewall.

These blocks of IPs are:
1) Class C – 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255 (65,536 IPs) – small networks only
2) Class B – 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255 (1,048,576 IPs) – Medium size networks
3) Class A – 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255 (16,677,216 IPs) – Large networks

So if your computer has an IP within one of these ranges assigned to it by your VPN provider then your service provider is filtering your IP through a NAT … where indeed more than one computer shares an IP and indeed you have less to worry about.

Most VPN services I have used, my computer is assigned a public IP which is accessible to the Internet, so therefore my router NAT is bypassed. I prefer that because I have my own public IP, rather than sharing one, but I take extra precautions.

Sorry for boring everyone with technobabble.
commented 2016-02-25 19:45:30 -0500
Politics. Derived from the word Poly, meaning many.
And the word Ticks. Bloodsucking little parasites
commented 2016-02-25 19:14:54 -0500
Second point. I would like to hear from real teachers, not unionist teachers (there is a difference), as to what impact this has had on their classrooms. I would bet there are a number of angry kids, not understanding what is happening in their families.
commented 2016-02-25 19:09:40 -0500
The other thing about Albertans is the family members that are not in need step in for family members that are in need. This would be blasphemy East and South of Thunderbay of course, but that is just the way it works in the West, regardless of race, creed and religion. Can you imagine a Quebec family stepping in to help family as opposed to asking the government to? Or a Maritimer? Only the West understands liberty depends upon independence of government. By West, including Quebers and Maratimers that came out to work for their living.
commented 2016-02-25 19:05:16 -0500
Good work fellow citizens!

Meanwhile, PM Sonnywayze is giving billions to hamas and jihad groups on the other side of the world.

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-02-25 18:39:49 -0500
gone are the days when people lived off what grows in the bush. i certainly will be doing more of that this year plus more gardening than i usually do.
commented 2016-02-25 17:56:41 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE I will post this here as i doubt you will return to post from before where you made a comment re my using a VPN.
I contacted my VPN provider and inquired about what you said as it worried me.
This is their reply, actually two replies one from support and another from support forums.

Quote one
yes it is true that with active VPN connections your computer is bypassing NAT on your router but you are using NAT on our VPN server.

No one from the Internet can access your computer ports over our VPN service so your computer is protected in the same way as it would be behind your router with additional benefit that your real IP is hidden behind our VPN server.

Exception is only when you turn on dynamic port forwarding to be used with torrent client.

In that case severs dynamic port will be forwarded though our NAT to your computer to be used together with Torrent client.
Furthermore, our servers are not allowing any communication between two users that are connected to the same VPN server / location.

Quote two
The thing you’ve mentioned is possible with VPN providers that are giving their users dedicated IP addresses and don’t have a Firewall.
We are keeping our subscribers safe in these ways:
all users come out from one of IP addresses shared among more than one user- that way one IP address generates traffic from more than one subscriber and even we don’t know which one is doing what.
we have a Firewall in place that is preventing outside access, unless the user enabled UPnP port forwarding and deliberately allowed (up to maximum of 10] ports through.
So, rest at ease as our VPN service does not suffer from these faults and never did. We never allowed static port forwarding from the start and for
that reason weren’t touched by the recent security scandal that some VPN’s had; you can read more about it (on this link)
commented 2016-02-25 16:34:53 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE;
Video told me to ‘sign in to view this video’. Never sign in to You Tube, they record your every move.
commented 2016-02-25 16:29:58 -0500
As long as we have Marxist ruining this Country, things can only become worse.

With a Province that is being run by a Union Boss, you will likely have to show your union card, to receive food.
commented 2016-02-25 16:14:33 -0500
The video is “private” … well, at least it is for me.
commented 2016-02-25 15:34:22 -0500
Breaks my heart.

The ctv announced before Christmas that more than 800,000 people were relying on food banks across Canada and that number was continuing to grow.

I expect we are well above one million now.

So my shout out to the islamic pm -

“Hey selfie boy!!!”

“Can we spend a few bucks on Canadians instead of bringing in more welfare recipients please?”

To Rebels – truly well done.

To Sheila – always a pleasure to watch your shows – be proud of what you do.