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March 2015

It's hard to plan for an attack, most can't comprehend

Mar 27, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

How ironic is it the very device that was put in place to protect passenger airliners is at the root cause of bringing one down?

In the end the security door that was installed to keep the bad guys out of the cockpit, was the same door that prevented the good guys from getting in.

If somehow the flight crew could have opened that door, chances are there’d still be 150 more people walking the earth today.

It appears the Germanwing co-pilot locked his pilot out of the flight deck and then proceeded to crash the plane.

Frantic attempts were made to open a door designed to handle the force of an explosion, to no avail.

Security experts say the system is designed to protect against external forces.  Unfortunately this attack was internal.

The Canadian government and airline industry reacted swiftly and insisted all commercial jets must have 2 staff in the cockpit at all times.

But just like the door that was ordered secured and could not be opened when needed, would a second person in the cockpit, just be the first victim.

It’s hard to plan for an attack, most can’t even comprehend.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Would 2 in the cockpit have helped doomed Germanwing flight?  905-645-3221






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Segregation by gender

Mar 26, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The woman who is fighting to wear the niqab during her citizenship ceremony told a government lawyer last year she is in favour of separating men and women in some situations in her native Pakistan.

She respects “Canadian society as it is” and does not expect that here.

However when asked why she left her native Pakistan she expressed that although the country is Muslin it was “not obeying the laws, in like, whatever Islam has told us to do.”  

She used the workplace and education as examples of where there should be more segregation of genders.

When asked if she would like to see separation of genders at the citizenship ceremony she said ‘yes’ but does not expect this.

She later added if the ban on the niqab were lifted, there would be no need.

This will no doubt fuel the argument this is about gender equality, not religion.  And I agree.

However in order to say so, we must also be willing to admit, this isn’t the only religion or culture that does not treat men and women equally.

I’m Scott Thompson


Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Was a pilot behind the downing of his Germanwings flight?  905-645-3221


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Craft brewers want a bigger piece of the action

Mar 25, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Once the foam settled and the Liberal government realized it could make a swack of cash by rejigging Ontario’s archaic liquor laws, you knew change was in the brew.

Thanks to former TD Bank chair Ed Clark, we are now focused on an institution that has largely flown under the radar for decades, the Beer Store.

Perhaps because they were once Canadian owned.

You knew it was just a matter of time before the craft brewers, would want equal opportunity.

Especially because they, along with local wine, started this movement and have been crying for a level playing field for years.

The crafty’s asked the Wynne government to consider allowing breweries to open at least one off-site store apiece and to let them sell one another’s products.

Great idea, but you‘d think they would have asked for even more considering the growth in the industry, and it’s only fair.

But then again, although business must turn a profit, the goals of a small entrepreneur are very different from that of a giant conglomerate.

Which is why the smaller craft brewing industry, is doing so well.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Will Hamilton have the same Pan Am traffic woes Toronto is expecting?  905-645-3221






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