November 2014

Congratulations Hamilton

Nov 24, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Hamilton is going to the Grey Cup, again.  Twice in two years!

What a story book ending to an inaugural season at the new Tim Horton’s Field.

Sold out and with a winning streak, it is just what the doctor ordered for the team and city.

The Brandon Banks Show exploded and so did the fans!

Hamilton’s home field advantage was loud and proud not only in the stadium, but across the country on TV.

Not only is it a great ending to an opening season in a new stadium, but it also continues the wave of momentum that is enveloping this city and is Hamilton now.

Cranes in the sky, development on the ground, a winning team, and an eye on the Pan Am games.

A fans sign said it all,,, This stadium never loses, and neither can this city.

Congratulations Hamilton!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Hamilton Tiger Cats are off to the Grey Cup!

http://www.900chml.com/2014/11/23/tiger-cats-champions-of-the-east-again/

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Forget Barbie, Lammily is here

Nov 21, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Nick Lamm is a 26 year old guy from Pittsburgh who went out to buy his niece a doll for her birthday.

He was frustrated that all he could find were these stereotypical Barbie type dolls that didn’t represent his niece.

Most had bodies and outfits that, he felt, were unrealistic of today’s sporty action packed kid.

So he set out to start Lammily, which is not the dolls name but the name of his new company.

The doll will be named by the purchasers later in a contest.

He designed and manufactured a doll that has the same dimensions as the average teen instead of the hour glass fiction of Barbie.

The dolls clothes are more in tune what the active kid would wear, not a Hooters waitress.

The doll even come with stickers that can give the doll acne, stretch marks, scars, etc.

It all part of being, normal.

The great news is the orders are flooding in after some great media exposure even though the product just officially launched earlier in the week.

A great success story, just for being average.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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The Buffalo Bills have cancelled, but what about the skiing?

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Buffalo snow!

Nov 20, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It’s hard to get too upset with the early arrival of our winter when our friends in Buffalo to the south are shovelling out of 150cm of snow.

That’s 5 feet for you old folk.

And there was another 30-60cm forecast after that. That’s 1-2 feet!

Think about that.

Starting winter with 5 feet in November.  What’s it going to be like by March?

Remember last year?  It got cold and stayed that way, along with the snow.

By spring we may have to drill down just to see Buffalo.

It will look like a city of white ant hills.

The good news temperatures both here and there will climb well above freezing by the weekend.

However that will bring rains which may change Buffalos mode of transportation from dog sled to canoe.

I’m Scott Thompson.

 

 

 

 

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Hamilton Bulldogs honour Nathan Cirillo

Nov 19, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Hamilton Bulldogs will honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as part of its Military Appreciation Night festivities on December 5, 2014.

The Bulldogs will wear a special commemorative jersey during the game.

The jersey, designed in conjunction with representatives of the Cirillo family, is a tribute to Cpl. Cirillo’s ceremonial attire with the cap and badge of his regiment.

The Dogs uniform that night will consist of black helmets and pants along with green jerseys and socks ablaze with the Argyll’s plaid on the socks and his name on the jersey.

Wait 'till you see them.  They will all be auctioned off after the game with the proceeds going to the Marcus Cirillo trust fund, Nathan's son.

The Cirillo family will a part of the night’s festivities and Marcus will get to drop the puck.

Stephen Ostaszewicz president of the club was so moved by Marcus at the funeral marching with his fallen Dad (as we all were) they felt the need to give back.

As an added bonus $2.00 from every ticket sold will go to the trust.

To make it even better the Toronto Marlies are in town.

The more we get in the stands the more money we can make for the trust.

Great hockey, Great cause.

It doesn’t get any more Canadian than that.

I’m Scott Thompson

http://www.hamiltonbulldogs.com/schedule/promotions/    

 

 

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Does your kid get their sex ed from internet porn?

Nov 18, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It was revealed at a symposium in Winnipeg that the majority of our kids get their sexual education from internet pornography.

Should we be surprized?

Remember all the hub bub a few years ago when the Ontario government tried to update the sex ed curriculum, which hadn’t been revised since the mid 1990’s?

That was when internet porn was in its infancy and before today’s students were even born.

Special interest groups blew a gasket and demanded that be left to the parents.

So, have you had that chat with your kid?

And did it include the topic of internet porn and how it is commercial entrainment, NOT reality?

In my day the only way we saw porn was if somebody threw out their Playboy collection during a Boy Scout paper drive.

Now it’s a click of a mouse away and much more graphic than that.

Porn is like any other entertainment industry, it’s designed to make money, not educate.

Here’s hoping the next time the government has this discussion, we’re all a bit more mature in how we handle it.

Our kids future depends on it.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Should teachers rely on technology to discipline students?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/headline/article21624887/

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Amazing City of Hamilton Video

Nov 16, 2014 2:59 PM
Scott Thompson

With every day that passes we find another reason to love this great city.

Well the City of Hamilton has given the world a few more reasons in a spectacular video filmed by drones high above the city.

The video features some stunning images of the city highlighting a lot of what the average Hamiltonian takes for granted but the outside world is discovering daily.

This just another great example of the hard working city staffers and planners that have leveraged this city’s assets and are actively trying to sell them to outside possibilities.

We are now seeing what so many have worked so hard at over the last couple of decades to turn this city around.

I have been fortunate enough to have spent 19 of my 30 years in radio in Hamilton, it’s been fascinating to watch the turnaround.

Watch the video on my blog at 900chml .com (this video) and swell your chest with pride Hamilton, we deserve it.

With the world coming for the Pam Am Games next year, 2015 will be what historians look back on as a gateway to the future.

I’m Scott Thompson.

See it here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/InsideCityofHamilton

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Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

In need of money, Liberals vow to crack down on illegal smokes. But will they?

http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2014/11/17/treasurer_takes_aim_at_ontarios_underground_economy_to_find_700m.html

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Here, everybody has to get along

Nov 14, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Yesterday we did a segment on a controversial demonstration scheduled for McMaster called “Hug a terrorist”.

It was promoted by the Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) group.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness of the civilians, specifically children, being killed in Gaza.

SPHR gathered a handful of children in the student centre atrium.

The children asked for hugs while holding signs that said “Hug a Terrorist.”

Many were offended and the phone lines went nuts after the head of the Muslim Association of Hamilton offered the human side of the conflict including his view of the debate.

By the end of the hour we heard passionate views from both sides.

It’s obvious a mountain of work needs to be done before any resolution is found and some question if peace is ever possible in the region.

No matter how much hatred each side has for each other’s home land, one more thing is certain.

Canadians want it left on the doorstep.

No one wants someone else’s war, fought on our shores.

So both will have to get along, here.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Organizer of ‘Hug a terrorist’ campaign at noon. Bad taste?

http://www.900chml.com/2014/11/13/hug-a-terrorist-at-mac/

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They did what???

Nov 13, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The European Space Agency has landed a space craft on a comet that is speeding through the universe at 66,000 kph.

And most here have a hard time parallel parking on a side street.

The journey took 6.4 billion-kilometres and ten years.

Can you imagine programming something ten years ago that today can hook up with, and ride alongside a speeding comet, eventually lowering and attaching itself to it?

I can’t retrieve my car keys when they’ve fallen down between the seats!

The Rosetta spacecraft is now flying in tandem with the comet which has the Philae lander harpooned into it.

They will follow the comets orbit past the sun.

 As the comet heats up it gives valuable information back to the twin crafts.

Scientists hope this will help explain the origins and evolution of celestial bodies, and maybe even life on Earth.

What have we learned today kids???

Keep up with your math and sciences!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Will McMaster students ‘hug a terrorist’ campaign alter views?

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5025664--hug-a-terrorist-campaign-making-mark-at-mcmaster/

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Remembrance Day different for every generation

Nov 12, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Remembrance Day is over for another year and security officials around the country are breathing a sigh of relief today.

Not because we can be anything less than diligent every day but because the fear a tribute like Remembrance Day would be a prime target for the type of terrorism we have been seeing lately.

Officials expected record numbers this year attending services across the country and that’s exactly what happened.

Proving once again Canadians are strong in their resolve and will not let the actions of a few dictate their existence.

Remembrance Day means something different to every generation which is why we shouldn’t feel obligated to celebrate it the same way every year.

It’s not just about one war anymore. 

It’s about conflict that exists in all walks of life, in every era and the people who give their lives so we can live ours.

It’s a reminder, in the end, we all have to strive for peace.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

If the teller isn’t scared, it’s not a bank robbery?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/11/when-is-a-bank-robbery-not-a-robbery-when-the-teller-isnt-scared-judge-rules/ 

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Patrol Base Cirillo and Camp Vincent

Nov 11, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

There has been much talk this year on how to best honour those who have given so much.

Making Remembrance Day a holiday comes up every year, but this year, the idea seems much more poignant considering what has happened recently.

The Canadian Armed Forces has announced it will name two operations bases overseas after Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

Both, of course, the first and second victims of homegrown terrorism on Canadian soil.

Vincent being run over in a Quebec parking lot and Cirillo gunned down at the war memorial, just for being in uniform.

One of the locations of Air Task Force – Iraq (ATF-I) has been named Camp Vincent, and an operations base of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) in Iraq is now called Patrol Base Cirillo.

Further proof these men continue to be remembered and inspire those who never met them, and only know about them in spirit.

Today, through your busy day, don’t forget to remember and say thank you

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Today’s Hamilton Spec column:

http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/4990695-this-year-things-are-different/ 

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Remembrance Day. Two bases named for the fallen.

 http://www.900chml.com/2014/11/11/patrol-base-cirillo-and-camp-vincent/

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