May 04, 2016

The Rebel is raising $100,000 to help rebuild Fort McMurray after devastating wild fires

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

On May 3, 2016 the great city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, burned as wildfires swept in from the surrounding forests. Over 60,000 residents are now homeless.

Our hearts go out to everyone from Fort Mac. They have already suffered so much economically — and now this complete devastation.

But to understand how bad it is, you need to know the context.

Last month the NDP brought in the provincial budget. The biggest spending, biggest-taxing budget in history. Biggest deficit in history. More than 2,000 new bureaucrats being hired by Rachel Notley. But there was one thing that was cut. Fire fighting.

Last year the province spent near $500 million on fighting fires. Same thing the year before. But in this budget, Notley slashed that budget down to $86 million.

Notley cut the provincial fire-fighting budget by 80%. It was really the only thing she cut.

Just hours before the fires, during Question Period in the Alberta Legislature, the Leader of the opposition, Brian Jean, who lives in Fort McMurray, was pleading with Notley for help. As flames engulfed the city, but still hours before the evacuation order, he was asking Notley why she cut firefighters. Notley answered by mocking Brian Jean for — get this — for fear mongering.

Fear mongering. Within hours of Notley’s excuses, Brian Jean’s own home was reportedly burnt down and the city evacuated.

Rachel Notley had money for everything else, for everyone else — but not for firefighters.

So we’re going to help. We’re going to help them rebuild by doing three things:

#1. Leave messages of encouragement and love in the comments section of this page to all the residents of Fort McMurray who had their homes burn down.

#2, Raise $100,000 for Fort McMurray's local Red Cross relief operations.

#3. Rebuild. We are going to rent a bus from Edmonton, and drive up to Fort McMurray to help rebuild the city. You can sign up to be a volunteer by clicking here.

Fort McMurray, you were always there for us. We are here for you. 

Go to www.RebuildFortMac.ca to donate right now!

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commented 2016-05-10 09:55:41 -0400
Yannie, cannot be a NDP, I am an NDP I work in the Alberta Oil Sands, and all the NDPers I know are out volunteering helping the evacuees right now get supplies and get settled. This person needs to go out and start helping the evacuees and he will learn something about decency.
commented 2016-05-09 00:35:05 -0400
so instead of asking people to donate to red cross DIRECTLY, you ask them to donate to you through indiegogo, which takes a percentage of the proceeds and the Rebelmedia gets a big tax cut through donation claims…..
commented 2016-05-08 15:23:40 -0400
Yannie, this will not end well for you.
commented 2016-05-08 14:44:21 -0400
Yannie….you will be found. That is a promise.
commented 2016-05-08 11:51:45 -0400
seems like someone is threatening to seek out & kill someone. the cops should find this person & charge accordingly.
“Yannie Znayew commented 2 days ago
Then, NDP SUCKS I have no other choice than to seek you out and kill you. "
commented 2016-05-05 20:50:42 -0400
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2016-05-05 19:55:02 -0400
Yappie. It is worth every penny spent if you pay a price for your comments. Your admission of guilt is very evident.
commented 2016-05-05 19:07:35 -0400
NDP SUCKS – I’m hardly worth being targeted. Or is this your way of eliminating your detractors, you armchair fascist?
commented 2016-05-05 14:18:03 -0400
Yannie Znayew commented 22 hours ago
Ha! With a few more matches, maybe me and the rest of my NDP socialist buddies can bring the tar sands industry to its knees. At least we managed to turn the Wildrose leader into a homeless bum. As far as the rest of you gravy sucking pigs are concerned, SUCK ON YOUR ASHES!

Yannie Znayew commented 1 hour ago
NDP SUCKS: "Yappie will pay a price for his comments sooner or later as efforts are currently underway to identify this pond scum. "

I think you have bigger problems going on in that small mind of yours if you’re obsessed over seeking me out. And for what? Being able to get under your skin? Don’t make me laugh, unless this is a thinly-veiled threat. If that’s the case, and you want to make it ugly, consider this response a warning to you.

Yappie. Look at your initial statement “At least we managed to turn the Wildrose leader into a homeless bum.” I am not threatening you as pond scum you do not need to be threatened. What I am saying is fact that you are being targeted for identification and if successful you may pay for your comments.
commented 2016-05-05 13:31:15 -0400
Good on The Rebel and the people for helping out. To survive anything, and for mankind to make progress, it is only the People, who are realists, that can, and do, make this happen, without the need for fame or fortune.
This certainly is not a time for partisan politics, but, it would be irresponsible to focus solely on the emotionalism of the situation and avoid looking at the facts and root causes of such issues. It would be also wise to observe the conduct and actions of leaders in times like this. The time to begin the erudition of the truth should already have began.
Are the best people in charge and calling the shots to battle the fire and manage the entire situation? The best humanitarian aid occurs when politics gets out of the way of the People.
With all of the anti-oil activist activity, along with the sharp rise in radicalism enabled by Marxist ideology as evidenced on the government side by weak policing and a dysfunctional justice system, it makes one wonder what is the real cause of this fire? Who or what is to be accountable? Will we ever really know?
Could there have been obvious functional and practical preventative practices in place? If so, why wasn’t there? Who’s accountable?
Does the provincial and federal government’s commitment of financial aid sound like real leadership when they announce that they will wait to see what the Red Cross gets for donations, first, and then match that amount? Sounds pathetic doesn’t it?
Are there examples of where government expedited commitment and money to other things that were not tragedies?
Does it appear that government leaders are using this tragedy as opportunists?
Do these types of tragedies qualify for insurance? If so, will insurance companies look for loopholes to avoid paying claims?
How active will the affected people be in rising the community from the ashes?
Who will be the real hero’s?
commented 2016-05-05 13:21:11 -0400
NDP SUCKS: "Yappie will pay a price for his comments sooner or later as efforts are currently underway to identify this pond scum. "

I think you have bigger problems going on in that small mind of yours if you’re obsessed over seeking me out. And for what? Being able to get under your skin? Don’t make me laugh, unless this is a thinly-veiled threat. If that’s the case, and you want to make it ugly, consider this response a warning to you.
commented 2016-05-05 12:49:43 -0400
Thinking back to when High River flooded and the “Conservative” Party seized the moment to punish the community for voting Wild Rose. Deja Vu all over again. Another community with a Wild Rose leader destroyed. When do the cops start kicking in the doors on what is left standing in Ft Mac?
I will help with whatever resources I can give. To rebuild Ft Mac, is to fight the NDP and expose their incompetence, so lets do it.
commented 2016-05-05 12:13:28 -0400
Hey Yannie Znayew commented. We have a legal responsibility to look after our own people .. We have zero legal responsibility fro look after any other country’s citizens. Get it??
commented 2016-05-05 12:10:44 -0400
Can the Rebel start right now a special fund and emergency lobby to get those pets locked up in homes right now? They have already been locked up without water for 2 days. They will only last a few more days without water.
commented 2016-05-05 11:14:43 -0400
Yannie Znayew commented 1 hour ago
So, you’re all willing to provide space for nearly 100,000 evacuees from Fort McBurning, yet you wanted to ban 1,500 Syrian refugees from entering the province? You’re all racist hypocrites!

Yappie Z is nothing more than pond scum. He is that scrawny little geek that used to get pushed around in school and now he is paying back. If he bothered to check the reality is the Syrian refugees are actually blood sucking immigrants looking for a free ride as long as they vote for the Liebranos.

Yappie will pay a price for his comments sooner or later as efforts are currently underway to identify this pond scum.
commented 2016-05-05 10:07:34 -0400
Yannie,

You are clearly one who does not want facts getting in the way of your opinion. In the 80000 evacuees, there are Syrian migrants, talk about bad luck they have. One of the buildings that is no longer is a Muslim Community Centre that was under construction. Muslim centres in Edmonton are taking evacuees.

So your comment is as asinine as you are.

I know I’m wasting time responding to a Twiggly-puff, particularly one who states he is going to commit more arson in the Ft Mac area, like you did earlier in this stream. Except, arson does take physical effort, which twiggy-puffs are not capable of, so you are of no consequence.
commented 2016-05-05 09:48:12 -0400
Wow, 65K in the rebuild fund! Not bad for a bunch a rascally rebels.
commented 2016-05-05 09:39:49 -0400
So, you’re all willing to provide space for nearly 100,000 evacuees from Fort McBurning, yet you wanted to ban 1,500 Syrian refugees from entering the province? You’re all racist hypocrites!
commented 2016-05-05 05:06:32 -0400
Some Oil companies not only pay “0” taxes, but collect YUUGE tax credits. The Oilsands should be first and foremost responsible for paying and rebuilding things. They’ve been sleeping with corrupt politicians and beurocrats and paying them off to muzzle them to the ecological damage they’ve been doing to the earth ~ for too long! (fire budget reductions part of the plot?) Oil Company SHARES should be confiscated from politicians and distributed to all the people who are suffering because of this fire right to the rafters!
commented 2016-05-05 04:36:27 -0400
Report from Edmonton, Tues, about 22:00 hrs: well after a supper rush hour of news reports about the fires and evacuations tuesday, I markedly noticed during the evening, about 22:00 hrs roughly a couple of gentlemen I saw geting out of a Cab at the lobby of a downtown Edmonton Hotel. I had to gawk a bit because in the last 50+ years in Edmonton we don’t see too many of these guys dressed in long black trench coats, with full shoe polish black beards, and funny Dickens style hats out of the last century, and of course white shirts and ties in these parts. Puzzling, they resemble rats the way they stick out displaced coloquially like that. Can’t figure out why they don’t realize that. My intuition rumbled a question: Were they the “first” ones too evacuate the fires, or did they plan in advance to be here for bargains on “Embers?”
commented 2016-05-05 01:36:42 -0400
Think about it fighting wildfires is one of those costs that you’ll pay up no matter what. The National Post reads “Premier Rachel Notley’s answer is that whatever the budget, the province will pay up if the fires come.” So basically, cutting the 400 million makes the budget look prettier but they basically know they are going to spend it anyways which means taking this province into a deeper debt. I don’t know about any of you but I’m not looking forward to an increase in taxes by $2000 by 2019 simply because our provincial government doesn’t actually care about how far they go into debt as long they accomplish their socialist plans.
commented 2016-05-05 00:39:51 -0400
Meant “Moffat”. Darn spell checker.
commented 2016-05-05 00:38:10 -0400
Mortar tweeted an apology a few hours ago, not his intent. All good now. His fingers just ran away on him.
commented 2016-05-05 00:24:06 -0400
Typical ploy by leftists to engage in political correctness by engaging in name-calling like “fearmongering”. Glad she didn’t throw in homophobia, Islamophobia, bigot, etc. Talk about fiddling while Fort McMurray burns!
commented 2016-05-05 00:14:22 -0400
Why did she do it? Absoluteky evil vindictive woman. For socialists the end justifies the means even if it means people are going to be hurt. Disgusting! If you want to talk about “fearmongering” how about the need of imposing a carbon tax because our planet is facing catastrophe because of man-made global warming. Remember Al Gore’s crazy predictions.
commented 2016-05-05 00:13:06 -0400
I can’t get past the fact that there were NO precautions. None. Zero. Stupid Canadians can’t think straight and didn’t learn anything from the Slave Lake fire 5 years ago. Others are not so dumb as we seem to be. The same fire marshal was in charge. Now taxpayer have to bail out the idiots. Grrr.
commented 2016-05-04 21:41:58 -0400
@ Peter Babich commented 45 mins ago
How did the fire start? I bet it was Rachel.

Well if you take a look at the bottom few comments – you may not be that far off!! Then check out the comments on this site!! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/wildfire-rages-in-fort-mcmurray-as-evacuees-settle-in-edmonton-1.3565573
I find it quite disturbing at how absolutely idiotic some of these “climate” Libtards really are! The undertone is one that these people seem disappointed no one really lost their lives there – except as of 4:30 pm today an accident on the Hwy claimed 2 people.
commented 2016-05-04 20:52:47 -0400
HERE IS ANOTHER IDEA…..
IF THE OIL COMPANIES OR GAS STATIONS OR THE FEDEAL GOVERNMENT JUST ADDED ONE CENT TO THE PRICE OF GAS FOR JUST ONE WEEK
THEY COULD SEND A CHEQUE FOR $59,000,000.00 to help the people of FORT MCMURRAY
BUT IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ADDED 1 CENT TO THE PRICE OF GAS THEY WOULD’NT TAKE IT OFF THEIR GREED FOR TAX MONEY IS you add your words
commented 2016-05-04 20:50:29 -0400
How did the fire start? I bet it was Rachel.