May 05, 2016

SICK: Eco-freaks celebrate forest fire — even blame fleeing residents — while Fort McMurray burns

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Fort McMurray is ablaze, and now the fire is spreading to other northern Alberta towns. Thousands of people are homeless.

And yet environmental extremists are cheering and laughing about this fire.

Online, they’ve proclaimed it to be a moral judgment on a city, and its people, because these eco-freaks hate the oilsands.

(They reminded me of that weird Westboro Baptist Church that liberals claim to hate so much. You know, that fake church that protests everywhere, with signs saying things like “God Hates Fags.”)

For instance, Tom Moffatt, the former NDP candidate from southern Alberta, said the fire was “karmic.”

I’ll show you more comments, from the Dogwood Initiative’s Dave Mills, news writer Blake Siefken, anti-oil activist Tzeporah Berman, Canada’s drunken cat lady Elizabeth May, and Maclean’s. That official magazine of Canadian dentists’ offices asked, "Why didn’t Trudeau want to link the Fort Mac fire to climate change?”

Well, maybe because most forest fires are caused by lightning, not “global warming”?

Notice that these cultists are silent on OPEC oil. Could you imagine someone, when the oil train exploded in Lac Megantic Quebec a few years back, making political hay, let alone blaming the victims? Of course, that was a train full of U.S. oil, not Canadian oil, remember?

But when it’s Fort McMurray? Have at it.

NEXT: We talk to Fort McMurray’s great ambassador and “I Love Oil Sands” campaigner, Robbie Picard. You'll remember him as my tour guide when I visited “Fort Mac” last year.

Robbie talks about the destruction of his home, the evacuation process and what the situation looks like right now. He says the government didn’t take action quickly enough to save the town.

(Remember: We're still accepting donations to the Red Cross through, after reaching our $100,000 goal in only ONE day, thanks to all of you.)

THEN: Don’t be fooled by recent media reports and the pack of lies you’re hearing from the company:

Earls Restuarants’ war on Canadian beef continues.

Danny Hozack, past chairman of the Alberta Beef Producers, says that Alberta cattle ranchers are already ethical and humane and don’t need any extra phony “certification.”

FINALLY: Your emails and tweets to me!

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commented 2017-02-10 23:01:31 -0500
I’d been meaning to write this comment for a while now…
With regards to Blake’s tweet, while it was truly in poor taste, I don’t believe it makes him part of any cult, although yes, he has or had been quite into environmentalism. I’ve been a fan of The Rebel since I discovered this being a new start to Sun News, back when I watched your clips on there, and I mostly certain haven’t stopped enjoying the news and opinion here. I was actually rather expecting you might refer to Blake’s tweet after he tweeted it and was temporarily suspended for it.
What I mean to say is, having gotten to know a bit of what’s he like, being a viewer of EPN, his tweet was but a mistake. Certainly motivated by political-environmental views and again in poor taste, but I don’t believe he’s had any actual involvement with the NDP ranks, although I have no clue if he votes their way—not that I’d think that really matters.
As his apology tweet read, he didn’t intend to insult and it was wrong. I will vouch for that he meant his apology, again, being a viewer of EPN’s.
Now, my comment is certainly late coming, but this is something that’s been burning my mind for a while (no pun intended whatsoever, just has been on my mind and is like wallet money wanting spent, as this is a comment that’s wanted written) since you brought him up, Mr Levant.
I still enjoy your content as well as the rest of The Rebels’ and will continue to be a passionate viewer of y’all’s. I just really wanted to clear things up on this, considering my own perspective on Blake.
commented 2016-05-07 09:46:19 -0400
In 1919 there was a fire in Alberta that was almost twice as large
commented 2016-05-06 20:32:10 -0400
“Oh, these reactions are priceless. All your squawking won’t do a damn thing!”

Neither will your whining, Yannie.
commented 2016-05-06 20:20:55 -0400
Oh, these reactions are priceless. All your squawking won’t do a damn thing!
commented 2016-05-06 18:54:49 -0400
I agree Peter.

Notably one troll on this site with his one post that “they” will be looking to start fires elsewhere in the region. Yes, Yannie, you.

Arsonists are usually caught through the desire of watching or commenting on their destruction, and look for reaction. Yannie fits the bill for investigation. He was also smart enough to come out on a web-site that promises full freedom of expression.

However, that does not mean that people who know Fannie cannot give a heads up to local fire investigators.
commented 2016-05-06 18:26:16 -0400
Peter Netterville commented 1 hour ago

Since the primary cause of naturally ignited forest fires is lightning, and there has been no lightning in the Ft. McMurray area for some time, the cause is likely a human source, whether accidental or intentional.

I’ve been wondering about that myself. They have also been very quiet about what might of, or did cause the fires. If they know, they’re not saying.
commented 2016-05-06 17:31:59 -0400
Since the primary cause of naturally ignited forest fires is lightning, and there has been no lightning in the Ft. McMurray area for some time, the cause is likely a human source, whether accidental or intentional.

Since there were several separate fires that surrounded Ft. McMurray having started at approximately the same time, the location of the fires seems to indicate a deliberate action, or coincidentally several careless people just by chance happened to start several fires all surrounding Ft. McMurray at about the same time.

In my opinion, there is enough evidence to support an investigation into source of the fires. Maybe our socialist nitwit apologists, such as Yannie and Jay, are correct and that the fire started spontaneously and just around Ft. McMurray. Maybe it is GIA burning mad at the evil oil … sorry … TARsand and decided to take out the city. Yea, that’s it. Right, Jay? Right, Yannie? GIA revenge. Yea, that’s it.
commented 2016-05-06 14:19:56 -0400
Maurice said:

“If budgetary restraints are what prevented an initial early attack on the fire while is was still a manageable size, then Notley has to wear this…”

That’s the question, isn’t it? Did Notley’s moronic slashing of the Alberta firefighting budget by a whopping 80% contribute to the catastrophe we are now seeing in Fort McMurray? I can’t see how it would not have done so. Funding determines the amount of resources that are available to fight fires. Remove the funding and watch the fires wreak havoc. It’s that simple.

And why wasn’t this fire in particular, being in close proximity to Fort McMurray, nipped in the bud early on? Why was it allowed to grow to the point at which it would burn down a large part of Fort McMurray? Was is because the resources weren’t there to stop it? We need answers to these questions.

And BTW, why did Notley slash Alberta’s firefighting budget by a whopping 80% when the recent Slave Lake catastrophe made it clear that that was an insane thing to do? Notley has a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.

Notley has shown herself to be incompetent and should RESIGN IMMEDIATELY for the good of Alberta.
commented 2016-05-06 13:57:47 -0400
Giving odds on when the RCMP goes in and grabs all the guns just like High River. Any takers?
commented 2016-05-06 11:54:06 -0400
I think we should shut down half the refineries in Canada tomorrow. Let the price of gasoline skyrocket and have people lined up for ten miles to get their fill of the evil liquid. Within a day there will not be one environmental idiot protesting because they will have their stupid heads kicked in by the mobs of normal people that are sick and tired of being bullied by these whackos.
None of these idiots have anything except the few dollars that Soros gives them to stand on a street blocking traffic. They don’t have houses, children to feed and cloth, jobs to go to and from . NOTHING . Just a bunch of losers.
Irrespective of what anyone thinks of Donald Trump , and he does have some strange followers, none the less he has millions of people that are just so sick of the big lies, the BS that we are constantly fed from the propagandist media.
commented 2016-05-06 11:46:15 -0400
All one has to do is look at the resources initially applied to this fires and forest fires in general in Alberta under this National Destruction Party’s leadership as compared to those of the Slave Lake disaster to see why the destruction of Fort McMurray has occurred. It would not be surprising if it were to be discovered that Rachel and her Minions were caught doing a behind the scenes happy dance over the misfortune of Fort McMurray aided by the NDP incompetence!
commented 2016-05-06 11:16:00 -0400
Westboro Baptist Church is a good comparison. These climate cultists are just disgusting people. I hope their words here come back to haunt them down the road. My heart goes out to the people of the Fort McMurray area.

It looks like there needs to be a change of management at Earls. This is just bad business. The social justice wienies that would back them on this don’t tend to eat a lot of meat.

$100,000 in one day! Great job everyone! Proud to be a Rebel!
commented 2016-05-06 11:14:23 -0400
Anyone that laughs at others when they’ve lost everything, deserves what Karma brings them!
commented 2016-05-06 11:10:48 -0400
They say during a crisis you find out what people are made of. If there was any doubt it should now be removed.
commented 2016-05-06 11:00:26 -0400
To suggest that the fire was likely man lit, accidentally or not is much more likely than any other cause . What is a ridiculous and disgraceful statement by ‘supreme nutbars" is that the extraction and use of gas and oil is to blame for the fires because it causes global warming. But you are a testament Ronnie, to the fact that you can’t fix stupid. I wouldn’t suggest shaking your head too much, your brain is clearly already addled.
commented 2016-05-06 10:42:21 -0400
I wonder what the crazy leftists would say if there cars got burned up in their garages due to a house fire, along with all their carbon footprint electronics, etc. I bet they would be looking for hand outs while crying their blues, shame on them.
commented 2016-05-06 09:11:03 -0400
DIETER CUNTH commented 1 hour ago
Given the events in Ft. Mac, and the very strong likelihood that SJWs were behind deliberately starting the fires, to the joy of Elizabeth May and Notley, you do not need to know anymore about about the violence that you’re up against.

A ridiculous statement by the supreme nutbar. Give your head a shake. . You are a disgrace to humanity.
commented 2016-05-06 08:43:26 -0400
More proof on how twisted lefties are!
commented 2016-05-06 08:23:41 -0400
Maurice Potvin commented – "I joined the BC Forest Service … it doesn’t take global warming to have an extremely hot May. To suggest otherwise, as Elizabeth May does, is to be ignorant of climate history. "

I hear ya Maurice – I pulled fire duty in the north back in the day for a couple of seasons. Ignorant urban poofs have no idea how tinder it gets in un-managed forests during a dry spell – all the paper-dry dead fall is prime kindling waiting for a lightning strike or a cigarette. I fought less than a dozen fires and most were contained within 4 days – all but 3 were found to be caused by humans. In that area of the north at the time, the locals would get their biggest income for the year on fire crews. There was a persistent local rumor the fires were a form of local make-work projects.
commented 2016-05-06 08:12:54 -0400
Given the events in Ft. Mac, and the very strong likelihood that SJWs were behind deliberately starting the fires, to the joy of Elizabeth May and Notley, you do not need to know anymore about about the violence that you’re up against. These people are the most psychotic, the most violent, and the most insane of any. They will do any dirty job to serve their mission. You are at war and you better be ready.

The time for debate is over. Diplomacy is dead. Time to destroy your enemies.
commented 2016-05-06 07:32:57 -0400
A propos Earl’s humane/ethical streak , why is the Rebel ignoring the rotting-carcass in the Room ?
Earl wants   to serve  sacrificial  meat to it’s customers. This halal shake-down is part of the exponential growth of a billion dollar industry that feeds the Islamist coffers. Creekstone Farms,  just so happens to be a fully Halal beef processing company. At an halal abattoir only practicing Muslims need apply for work, fees for the imam’s blessing of a cruel ritual slaughter { in the name of a most benevolent most merciful deity }  as well as fees for halal certification makes for quite a lucrative extortion . Come on Ezra lift the burka covering this issue . 
commented 2016-05-06 07:29:28 -0400
Environmental extremists…yeah, sorry but I am, in my own little heart, convinced these fires were not accidental, despite NO insinuation to the contrary…there is this niggling deep conviction in my heart of hearts that such a monstrous fire in THAT SPECIFIC LOCATION was a deliberately set particularly because it is so conveniently close to a city of that size that Neil Young and so many others have been damning…will we ever know? Lets wait and see.

These people remind me of the dancing Muslims, cheering the twin towers as they fell as their own people were the cause of it…coincidence? I think not.
commented 2016-05-06 07:28:37 -0400
Excellent episode, Ezra! So great to see the selflesness in so many people to help the victims. And people who blame climate change are completely nuts.
commented 2016-05-06 05:50:50 -0400
Yes, these comments are sick, but they are made by politicians that are chosen by Canadians and promoted by the Media Party.

No complaints by the Media Party when CBC gets $1.4 BILLION per year – why is that????

Likely because CBC pays off (hush money) CTV, CanWest, Torstar, Post Media and all the other Media Party members – using Canadian tax dollars – TO CONTROL THE NARRATIVE.


So Tom Moffatt, the former NDP candidate from southern Alberta – hope you die from cancer soon you fucking pig.

And in the meantime Canada, stop being to fucking naive and believing the Media Party drivel. Vote wisely next time so pieces of shit like Moffat never surface.
commented 2016-05-06 05:26:08 -0400
I joined the BC Forest Service in 1968. After a cold winter, on May 2nd the spring time temperature in Hazelton, BC rose to 103 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade. That was 1969, so it doesn’t take global warming to have an extremely hot May. To suggest otherwise, as Elizabeth May does, is to be ignorant of climate history. I think Notley’s cutting the Fire Suppression budget was definitely ill-advised, and her choice of words directed at the Leader of the Opposition, just hours before he lost his house, was idiotic and I’m sure she wishes she could take them back. However, I’m not so sure the Government’s fiscal policy re: forest fire budget can be blamed for the devastation in Fort McMurray. I’ve fought enough forest fires to know that when fires reach that size, the fire is in charge. Throwing money at it does nothing to stop it, or even slow it down. What is needed is a drastic change in the weather. And the fact that this has happened so early in the fire season does not bode well for the rest of the season. If budgetary constraints are what prevented an early initial attack on the fire while it was still a manageable size, then Notley has to wear this, but I don’t know if that’s the case, so I’m hesitant to blame her. She’s responsible for enough devastation in Alberta already, I don’t suppose she needs to be accused of burning down Fort McMurray (she wasn’t playing the fiddle while it was burning, was she?)
commented 2016-05-06 03:32:10 -0400
My Yannie, that sounds very much like a threat with a promise attached. Maybe the RCMP should outta teargas you into the open.
commented 2016-05-06 03:27:19 -0400
Hey Jay Kelly, This worming you speak of….is that like maggots in apples? Honestly, that’s pretty weak.
commented 2016-05-06 01:51:25 -0400
Early spring fires are not that uncommon, after the snow melts but before things start to grow and green up. Warmer temps and a good breeze and a fire could start and take off quickly. So they should have been on it quickly.

Egil I would hazard a guess that you are right. I’m afraid that there is a halal slaughterhouse connection whether beef is from US or Canada. Do Alberta farmers know how their beef is slaughtered?
Can this Earl’s CEO say the meat he uses is not slaughtered according to halal methods? If not many Canadians won’t eat there.
The certification he is suggesting for Alberta beef is crazy considering the slow bleed Creekside uses on live cows. They may sing to them when they are grazing, but then they slit their throats for a slow death. Not humane.
commented 2016-05-06 01:50:22 -0400
The leftists will jump at any opportunity to blame things on climate change.
commented 2016-05-06 01:29:34 -0400
It is very possible that one of these eco-terrorists, is responsible for these fires. They are violent to the core, and would consider setting these fires as a way of helping mother earth fight back. Sitting in a circle, crying loudly and apologizing to the trees in the middle of a forest, just didn’t seem to have the kind of impact they were hoping for I suppose.