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July 2016

Grow your own, meat?

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

But, does that also apply to chickens?

An Israeli biotechnology start up is developing a technology to create meat grown from chicken cells in a safe environment, outside the chicken.

Why? Factory farming is not good for you or the planet, they say.

Toxins, anti-biotic resistant bacteria, fecal contamination, even greenhouse gases all are a result of the production and transportation of livestock from factory farms.

Eliminate the actual animal you can produce a clean, ‘super meat’ as they call it.

They can also enhance the nutritional value of their meat creating superfoods rich in what we need.

The company is crowd funding to raise the money needed so everyone can have one of these devices in their home, restaurant or grocery store.

No need for a farm or feed, just the cell of the chicken breast you want to create.

So just like your veggies, you may soon be able to grow your own meat.

Doesn’t that sound finger lickin’ good?!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Calgary man taken into custody in search for little Taliyah

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We want adults on bikes but restrict kids play

Jul 13, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

A Toronto city councillor wants to re-open the long standing debate on the pros and cons of road hockey on its residential streets.

Like most large Canadian cities, including Hamilton, there are laws on the books forbidding kids from playing all sports on the road in their hood.

When asked, politicians will blame it on lawyers and opportunist citizens who will sue for almost any reason.

I guess we have to accept that, but it’s how we deal with those issues that determines whether we are truly a progressive city or not.

Kingston has come up with a code of conduct that includes daylight hours of play, visibility and street speed limits, with no problems.

I find it fascinating we will spend millions to encourage adults out of their cars and onto bicycles, and yet practically force kids inside by restricting their independent play.

It’s as if we want the adults outside to use the streets, but not the kids.

In the end, isn’t it all about physical activity to alleviate obesity?

Maybe we need another lane, forbidding everyone, but those wishing to play sports.

And while we’re at it, let’s talk about tobogganing.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Anglican Church reverses its decision, will now accept gay marriages. What happened?

http://globalnews.ca/news/2820203/canadian-anglicans-claim-error-in-same-sex-marriage-vote-resolution-passes/

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Ban door to door sales, and telemarketing too!

Jul 12, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Oakville Council passed a motion calling on the Province of Ontario to place a ban on door-to-door sales in the home services sector.

The motion specifically urges the provincial government to ban the sale or lease of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, water heaters, water treatment and filtration systems, and other related home energy products and services by door-to-door sales agents.

Mayor Rob Burton said, “Despite efforts from the provincial government to curb misleading and aggressive sales tactics at the door, Oakville homeowners still experience it far too regularly”.

 “Calling on the Province to ban door-to-door sales in the home services sector is the right thing to do for residents in Oakville and all municipalities.”  

With today’s technology we have the world at our finger tips.

We don’t need anyone knocking on our door.

It only opens the opportunity for fraud.

If someone needs a product or service, they can find it easily enough.

For the same reasons, we don’t need anyone calling us either.

Ban it all!!

 In the day of ‘user friendly’ and ‘choice’ its archaic marketing that went out of date with horse drawn milk delivery.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Does religion represent all? Is it becoming less relevant (or more) in today’s world?

http://globalnews.ca/news/2818297/god-did-not-create-another-adam-canadian-anglicans-vote-down-same-sex-marriage/

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Family lives matter...

Jul 11, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I had the privilege of spending the last week on vacation with my wife and two kids.

We did the standard things we all do geared towards our own families and their interests.

In the end, it’s a great chance to de-tune and spend quality time with the ones you love (until, of course, you get sick of them).

My wife and I are pretty plugged in, but tried hard to keep business at bay for 7 days.

It was difficult considering what was headline news this past week (and is weekly).

It seems there is enough ‘hate’ in the world to go around a few times, as everyone fights for their particular life to matter, in the me generation of the selfie.

Race, religion, place of origin….we have been fighting forever.

What I found enlightening this past week, was my ‘family’.

Perhaps if those family ‘lives mattered’ to us more, the rest would take care of itself.

Scott Thompson.

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In our need to become inclusive, are we becoming more divided?

http://globalnews.ca/news/2815956/black-lives-matter-is-inherently-racist-rudy-giuliani/

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June 2016


Happy Canada Day, eh!

Jun 30, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Canada Day is the national day of Canada commemorating the July 1st 1867 anniversary of the Constitution Act. (Then called the British North American Act)

This united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire and became known as Canada’s birthday.

Colonies Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined the Province of Canada which was divided into Ontario and Quebec.

It was originally called Dominion Day and renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed, making Canada its own country complete with Constitution.

This year Canada celebrates its 149th year.

Next year should be quite a celebration.

Until then we’ll have to be content with the typical BBQ’s, concerts, festivals, fireworks and drunken relatives of any Canada Day.

And next year?

All of that, plus, lots of government spending.

Happy Canada Day!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Why are Brexit leaders so coy after UK votes to leave EU?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/30/europe/uk-conservative-pm-candidates/index.html

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Competition makes Canada Post strike irrelevant

Jun 29, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

We could be celebrating the Canada Day long weekend with postal strike?

Is that crickets I hear?

Remember when a postal strike was a big deal, which would cripple the country, all for the labour dispute of a selected few?

Let this jolt your memory.

If it happens, this would be the fifth time for Canadians since the 1980’s, where mail delivery has been disrupted.

But an awful lot has changed since then.

Technology has broken this one time monopoly that has fallen to others who simply do it more efficiently.

It’s too bad all union run government monopolies don’t have to compete under the same scrutiny, like Canada Post and the majority of Canadians do.

It wasn’t that long ago that postal workers unions were more powerful than the teachers unions.

Not any more…

Here’s hoping we can get a handle on that power imbalance soon too.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Why did Mississauga home explode?

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Graduation Day!

Jun 28, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Yesterday was a big day in the Thompson household.

My daughter Alicia graduated grade 8.

All I can remember about my grade 8 graduation was that it was it was held in our gym and I wore a really ugly, but quite fashionable at the time, beige leisure suit with pockets a plenty.

To say things have changed since I was young, tall and lanky is an understatement.

I’m not sure this much planning went into our wedding.

Hair, nails, dress, shoes and that was just the parents!

But here is the really kicker….

As well as an off-site party after the ceremony, the next day is optional!

I tried that with my boss,,,,

However, because you are now hearing my voice, guess where that discussion went?

Good thing we’re preparing our kids for reality.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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What will 3 amigos discuss in Ottawa?

http://globalnews.ca/news/2788909/ahead-of-3-amigos-summit-1-in-4-canadians-believe-nafta-is-beneficial-poll/

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Blame UK separation on politicans

Jun 27, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Within 24 hours of voting to leave the European Union, millions in the U.K. had signed a petition asking the government for another, in hope of reversing the decision.

Good luck with that….

Younger UK’ers will suffer the most as they now have 27 less countries to find employment in due to this decision.

That along with a plunging economy, and pound, leave little hope for the future of this already depressed part of the world.

With less than 2% of the vote their world has unraveled, and their future uncertain.

This is what happens when you hold a referendum that is often promised by crafty politicians to get elected.

People vote with passion, anger and little knowledge or common sense, in judging the gravity of their situation.

Simply put, the average person is not qualified to make such a decision, which is why we elect leaders.

I blame this on politicians who have ignored the public’s pleas for change, and then throw the tough decisions on the back of the electorate, when leaders do not have the courage to do the right thing.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Can UK and EU kiss and make up after Brexit divorce?

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/fraudulent-names-removed-from-regrexit-petition-as-a-divided-uk-ponders-turmoil-of-eu-divorce

http://globalnews.ca/news/2788498/british-pound-hits-new-low-u-k-bond-yields-lowest-ever-due-to-vote-uncertainty/

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Wynne uses green movement to line their own pockets

Jun 24, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Would you pay $60 a month to drive in an HOV lane by yourself?

The Wynne Liberal government is betting you will.

Starting this fall you can drive the stretch of HOV lane between Burlington and Oakville as a single occupant if you purchase a permit at 180. for 3 months.

The 1000 permits will be offered in a lottery system because the demand for these gold tickets will greater than that for a Tragically Hip ticket. (So they say)

Remember when HOV lanes were introduced?

It was all about saving the environment for our grand kids, encouraging car-pooling, and getting more cars off the road…

What started as a plan to save the environment, has become nothing more than a cash grab.

Forget the environment, if you can afford to pay, use the lane!

No wonder Ontarians are skeptical about Wynne’s Climate Change Action Plan and the rest of her green initiatives.

More proof this government uses the green movement, not to save the environment, but to line their own pockets.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Brexit a reality. Now what?

http://globalnews.ca/news/2784348/brexit-north-american-markets-tank-in-early-trading-after-british-vote/

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St. Thomas More misses life lesson

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

What is the purpose of high school sports? To win, or teach life lessons?

St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School senior boys’ soccer team was playing Bishop Tonnos when a dusk up ensues and both goalies are red carded which entails a one game suspension.

St. Thomas More wins and moves on in the championship.

However the referee makes a mistake and lists the substitute goalie as being suspended instead of the penalized first string goalie, as goalies do not require numbers.

This was not a questionable call on the pitch, this was a clerical mistake.

No one at St Thomas More said a word about the mistake and the suspended goalie was allowed to play in the next game he was supposed to be suspended from, while his substitute serves his penalty on the sidelines.

More wins that game and advances to the final, where they lose, to claim the silver.

That was the best the school has done, beamed coaches.

It does make one wonder if they had of been honest, if they may have won gold?

My 8 year old boy thinks so.

I’m Scott Thompson

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Will Britain vote to leave the European Union?

http://globalnews.ca/news/2781291/britain-heads-to-the-polls-in-historic-brexit-vote/

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