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My family members last posted safe and evacuating ... not heard from since.

Everybody stay safe up there.

Many thoughts and prayers are with you.

http://scribblelive.mobi/Event/Fort_McMurray_wildfire__May_2016?Theme=1881

If anybody knows where donations can be sent to help evacuees, pls post.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/05/03/canadian-red-cross-coordinating-with-alberta-to-help-fort-mcmurray-evacuees

Donate:

https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1951&ea.campaign.id=50610&gclid=CjwKEAjwu6a5BRC53sW0w9677RcSJABoFn4sZfD-asFCN8s1ZX2ba-v6iiTmVdRVK9p59zAA2rwgBxoCF3fw_wcB

People's homes ... gone ... everything ... my god ... :(

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Not sure if you're aware, but the fire's spread, it's not just in FM. Don't worry though, no help is necessary.

What lasts longer? The wildfire or Justin as PM? Right now I think it's probably 50/50. Wildfires can burn for a pretty long time.

Yeah, it's still burning strong, but nah, no help is needed.

Numerous thoughts come to mind over this:

Hoping no people are harmed, sad that many animals and pets likely will be.

Already tired of the climate change wankers wanking on this. Yes, I believe in human made climate change. Not the right time to be making petty comments about this (but go ahead, it's a free country, I prefer to look like a dick by dancing on Nancy Reagan's grave instead so who am I to judge and to each their own).

The damage is going to be enormous. Wondering what the insurance bill is going to be?

One thing that interests me is the donations for this.

As someone who has the "6 times monthly earnings" set aside for emergencies and who is insured for things like fires I don't have much sympathy for those who have been making good dough over the years.

Not to say that there are not worthy causes in this case. Just like we are not supposed to give money to hostage takers because it only encourages more hostage taking, well, then using such logic why give to anyone here unless it is to help reimburse them for their deductible?

Moral hazard is what these types of people talk about - usually using insurance as the example of it when, in fact, it is supporting the uninsured that is the problem....or so the strained logic goes.....

Another thing that really interests me on this is viewing it on Twitter/Periscope.

The best way to get live videos and instant news, imo. A big reason why I no longer watch nor read much MSM because we get it better elsewhere.

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Are you for real msj?! 😬

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In the real world ...

Accommodation is available ... one amazing blessing in this tragedy:

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/colby-cosh-in-a-redoubt-north-of-fort-mcmurray-a-citys-people-await-a-battle

The 53,000 escapees from the city have one thing going for them: they essentially had a spare city in reserve in the oilsands area north of town.

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A collection of hotel-like facilities

for transitory and foreign oilpatch workers, or just those priced out of the real-estate market in Fort McMurray proper, was there to await them.

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http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/wildfire-rages-in-fort-mcmurray-as-evacuees-settle-in-edmonton-1.3565573

'It's similar to driving in Toronto on the [Highway] 401 at six o'clock except you're surrounded by flames, you can't really see anything and you don't want to roll down your window because you can't breathe.'

- Amanda Statno, resident forced out of Fort McMurray

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Already tired of the climate change wankers wanking on this. Yes, I believe in human made climate change. Not the right time to be making petty comments about this (but go ahead, it's a free country, I prefer to look like a dick by dancing on Nancy Reagan's grave instead so who am I to judge and to each their own).

I wanked a related status update subsequent to your post... this is exactly the time to reinforce the impacts of climate change... nothing like being in the moment, a devastating moment, to mock those who (if they actually accept GW/AGW/CC) perpetually reach for the, "no worries, we'll simply adapt" card.

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They're surrounded by forest, the winds are high, and it's been a dry spring. There have always been forest fires and that area always has a high risk of a disaster like this when conditions are dry. I guess you could say the dry conditions are a direct result of climate change, but that's kind of a stretch. The Prairies have always had wet and dry extremes.

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They're surrounded by forest, the winds are high, and it's been a dry spring. There have always been forest fires and that area always has a high risk of a disaster like this when conditions are dry. I guess you could say the dry conditions are a direct result of climate change, but that's kind of a stretch. The Prairies have always had wet and dry extremes.

it's been more than just a single 'dry spring'... coupled with the record high early May temperatures. Alberta and BC have a record number of wildfires for this time of year. Simply stated, we now have the real temperatures coming forward and not being muted/masked by El Nina events; events that have been experienced at abnormally higher rates over this past decade. Rather, this strong full-blown El Nino event is still hanging in and acting to amplify temperature and dry conditions. And... throw in related spruce/pine-beetle forest devastation (warmer winters) in related areas and viola!

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Are you for real msj?!

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Well, to use the logic of the "right" - where are they?

How much government subsidies are going to spent here?

I guess it's okay to get government money under these circumstances but not others?

My feelings are mixed - yes it is a disaster. Yes insurance and prudent savings should mean the state is not needed other than to fight the fires and other types of services.

In the meantime, we all know a ton of money will get donated - most of it will go to good causes (in my view) but much of it won't (in the "right" person's view).....

But where are they to fight for personal responsibility?

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What's really troubling is that I bet a lot of the properties there were where many of the now unemployed had their wealth. How much they'll get from a pile of ash is heartbreaking considering the job losses out there.

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I wanked a related status update subsequent to your post... this is exactly the time to reinforce the impacts of climate change...

Provided you're a fanatic with no sense of human empathy, proportion, context or social skills, then yes.

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Well, to use the logic of the "right" - where are they?

How much government subsidies are going to spent here?

I guess it's okay to get government money under these circumstances but not others?

My feelings are mixed - yes it is a disaster. Yes insurance and prudent savings should mean the state is not needed other than to fight the fires and other types of services.

In the meantime, we all know a ton of money will get donated - most of it will go to good causes (in my view) but much of it won't (in the "right" person's view).....

But where are they to fight for personal responsibility?

People are still fleeing for their lives.

Maybe save the sanctimonious bile at least until they are safe.

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" Evacuated residents: please email [email protected] with your name, location and confirmation of safety. #ymm #ymmfire cc @RMWoodBuffalo "

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I didn't explicitly address/include you... but I'm fine with your self-assessment.

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I agree w Argus, waldo.

This isn't the time for sanctimonious bile ... about climate change ... or msj's whining about paying for losses for people without insurance.

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I wanked a related status update subsequent to your post... this is exactly the time to reinforce the impacts of climate change... nothing like being in the moment, a devastating moment, to mock those who (if they actually accept GW/AGW/CC) perpetually reach for the, "no worries, we'll simply adapt" card.

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Thanks for acknowledging yourself.

How much carbon is being released into the atmosphere right now in this fire- an annual and routine event of course throughout Canada and this fire is one of 32 burning in Alberta today?

There are a fair number of people who have lost their job, their home and all their belongings recently. Latest I have heard is that 1600 homes and businesses have suffered some or total damage. Also in the latest count is that the tally of them that hate Waldo is zero.

20,000 expected to be in Edmonton soon, today and in the next couple of days. I have a couple of spare bedrooms available and a lot of food.

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People are still fleeing for their lives.

Maybe save the sanctimonious bile at least until they are safe.

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But but but where are the "right" to DEMAND personal responsibility?

Is it different this time?

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This isn't the time for sanctimonious bile ... about climate change ... or msj's whining about paying for losses for people without insurance.

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too soon? And I call sanctimonious on you using the word sanctimonious!

make sure to come forward and announce when you deem it 'time-worthy' to discuss your declared "bile", sanctimonious or otherwise.

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How much carbon is being released into the atmosphere right now in this fire- an annual and routine event of course throughout Canada and this fire is one of 32 burning in Alberta today?

There are a fair number of people who have lost their job, their home and all their belongings recently. Latest I have heard is that 1600 homes and businesses have suffered some or total damage. Also in the latest count is that the tally of them that hate Waldo is zero.

I addressed the wildfire and related climate change facets contributing to it... thanks for, in kind, highlighting the impact on carbon release and reinforcing the number of current provincial wildfires. It certainly calls to attention the early start... earliest?... of wildfires. Good on ya.

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... or msj's whining about paying for losses for people without insurance.

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I'm not whining about paying for their losses although I admit to some mixed feelings (as I always do when it comes to uninsured people - but in the end I "enable" them by giving a donation...).

I am wondering where the "right" wing people are who demand this sort of thing under different circumstances.

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