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December 2016

Canada Post survival includes super mailboxes

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You may remember early in the last federal election campaign the NDP, who despite leading in the polls at that time, made the out dated promise to bring back door to door mail delivery despite declining demand.

Justin Trudeau, whose party was third at the time, matched the bet never thinking they would have to pay up.

Fast forward post-election to study’s showing Canada Post can’t sustain itself under the current model.

That didn’t stop a Liberal dominated House of Commons committee from recommending Canada Post reinstate door to door delivery in those places that lost it in the last year, as well as freeze further installation of community mailboxes.

If that isn’t the stupidest thing I have heard, I’m not sure what is.

What is the sense in spending money to reverse a decision that is inevitable?

Why would you pay to reinstate home mail delivery to some, but not all? Either it works or it doesn’t.

The committees also talks about expanding CP’s mandate to provide email services for a Canadian social network.

The unions are paying people to do jobs that have been made irrelevant through technology, and now they want to compete with the likes of Google?

How long can we prop up an industry (home mail delivery) that has become obsolete?

CP must modernize for its, and its remaining employees, survival.

That means super mailboxes.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Since when is less information, good???

Dec 14, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

First Wynne called you, and the rest of Ontarians, “bad actors” for not walking the talk on her costly inefficient energy plan.

Only to admit a few weeks later that her plan was a “mistake”.

Unfortunately she doesn’t seem to have a solution to her “mistake”, ahead of the next election.

Ontarians have been fed a bill of goods on a system that is anything but cost effective or transparent.

Almost ¾ of your electricity bill consists of the ‘Global Adjustment Charge’, whatever that is?

The Auditor General wants you to know where that money is going.

The titans of power say, no.

It will only confuse you.

Just like the addition of a cap and trade tax will not be broken down line by line, when it raises your gas bill starting in January.

Because again, you’re stupid.

Since when is less information good?

When you’re the Liberal Party.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Since when is re-instating home mail delivery for ‘some’ a good idea? Fair?

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/canada-post-should-bring-back-door-to-door-delivery-consider-email-and-social-network-services-panel

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Album vs. iPhone

Dec 13, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

So my 14 year old daughter asks me about my old record collection and what albums do I have.

She clearly doesn’t remember me showing them to her several years ago or the apparatus used to play them.

I dig out my milk crates and show her.

She complains, I do not have anything newer.

I then informed her my last purchase would have been in the mid 80’s.

By then records were old school obsolete with CD technology pushing albums to the clearance bins.

Remember?

Reason for the query?

Despite having a device that provides every song at her fingertips, she wants a turntable…but not my old one.

Why? I asked.

She shrugged.

But it could be the same reason she watches shows on device the size of a transistor radio despite having a big screen downstairs.

I can’t wait until she discovers my mixed cassette tape collection, I could be sitting on a gold mine.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wynne thinks clarifying your energy bill will only confuse you.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7016433-clarify-hydro-bills-no-says-oeb/

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The beautiful games ugly ending

Dec 12, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Every year my cousin has a family gathering that brings us all together at Christmas.

A game is always on in the background that gets some cheering when a goal is scored.

Instead of hockey, this year it was Toronto FC and Seattle playing for the MLS championship.

By the end, all were gathered around the big screen cheering on the home team.

It’s been fun to watch the team’s success and how it has captured an audience.

I know very little about the beautiful game which I’m sure I will demonstrate to you now.

But don’t you find it odd that after 120 minutes of scoreless play (give or take the extra minutes the ref decides to add on, at his discretion, for those who take a dive) the game can end 5-4 in a shootout?

There is rarely that much scoring in a week of games, let alone in the dying moments.

But then again some don’t understand why as a NASCAR fan I enjoy speeding down a straightaway only having to turn left at the end and come back.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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What’s life like for Hamilton refugees, one year after?

http://globalnews.ca/video/3120704/syrian-refugees-mark-one-year-anniversary-in-montreal

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Smart phones better than spanking!

Dec 9, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

According to addiction specialists CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) 1 in 5 young adults showed moderate to severe problems in their use of smart phones and other electronic devices.

How can you tell if you’re addicted to your device?

Pretty much the same way you’d tell if you’re addicted to alcohol, drugs, or gambling.

Does it affect your life decisions, work, family, anxiety levels?

If so, you have an issue that needs addressing.

It’s easy to poke fun at people and their social devices, which are proving to be more anti-social in reality.

But there is one profound affect that every parent should take advance of.

Bar none, there is no greater disciplinary tool than the electronic device.

Just threaten to remove your kid’s device for any length of time.

It’s more crippling than grounded for life.

The parent will instantly get what they desire.

The question is, how many have the strength to take it away?

I’m Scott Thompson.

 

 

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Disconnection: Another reality of Wynne energy "mistake"

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Think what it must be like to fall on hard times and have your hydro disconnected in your home?

How do you eat? Cook? Store food? If rural, draw water from your well. Bath or go #1 and #2?

What if you have kids in the house?

After soaring electricity bills have sent thousands into energy poverty due to Wynne Liberal mismanagement of the system, disconnection is common practice for Hydro One.

Until now. 

They have reversed their policy after a humiliating expose from Global News and decided to reconnect over 1400 homes for the winter, who until now, have been powerless.

Too bad it took this long for them to realize there are more humane ways to handle collecting the money this government extorts from us.  

And in most cases it is a problem that started with the changes to their billing system, and nothing to do with the customer.

As a result they have stopped the practice, for now, and are trying frantically to repair their extremely tarnished image.

The spokesperson we had on air from Hydro One alluded that they have hired new people since being privatized and this is a left over policy from another poorly run government program.

What does it say when even Hydro One passes the buck to the premier?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Viola Desmond on new $10 bill. Thoughts?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/12/08/activist-viola-desmond-to-appear-on-10-bill-in-2018/

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The growing disdain of the silent middle class majority

Dec 7, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

“Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!

Are we having a flashback to the U.S. presidential election campaign or perhaps the Trump victory tour afterwards?

No, how about a rally on the steps of the Alberta legislature where former immigration minister and federal Conservative candidate Chris Alexander was speaking.

When riling up the crowd over NDP premier Rachel Notley’s planned carbon tax, the crowd started chanting, “lock her up” Trump style.

Alexander did nothing to stop the chanting which has drawn scorn from his own party and as well as the official opposition.

Not surprisingly most are shaming him for his actions, reminding all you can’t lock someone up because you don’t like their policy, that’s democracy and what your vote is for.

I don’t support this action, it only undermines the credibility of any group.

But in throwing another conservative under the bus and ignoring the root causes of this growing pubic disdain, are we not repeating the same mistake Americans made last month that paved the way for Trumps rise to the White House?

This isn’t about race, religion, left or right.

This is about the silence majority middle class who are fed up with the status quo that continually ignores them.

Policians better take note, or fear the results we have seen in the U.K. and U.S.A.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Donald Trump is Time’s ‘person of the year’. Surprised?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3111507/president-elect-donald-trump-is-time-magazines-person-of-the-year/

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How do we know Wynne cap & tade tax isn't a "mistake" too?

Dec 6, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

A new survey out for the Auditor General says 89% of Ontarians want the Wynne Liberals to identify the cost of her cap & trade scheme on your bill line by line.

The mess that is our energy system wants nothing to do with that, instead choosing to bury it in the illusive bottomless pit called the delivery charge.

The Liberals say it will only add $5. to your monthly bill.

Remember Dalton McGuinty said his plan would only cost a cup of coffee?

The Auditor General says it’s more like an increase of 25%, that will have little effect in obtaining their goals and is anything but transparent.

Of course the Liberals want to keep you in the dark cold on the cost of their cap & trade tax, the more you don’t understand, the better for them.

Last month Kathleen Wynne cried in front of her flock that her green energy plan was a “mistake”.

Has she done anything to convince you her latest cap & trade shell game is any different?

OR will she be crying to us next year, ‘it was a “mistake” too’?

The real tragedy is, Justin Trudeau has the same people working on his plan.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Does Wynne not realize the impact of her electricity “mistake”???

http://globalnews.ca/news/3108792/hydro-one-review-1400-electricity-disconnections/

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CHML Christmas Tree of Hope

Dec 5, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CHML Children’s Fund.

Since its inception we, along with our sister stations Y108 and Fresh Radio 95.3, have raised over $5.2 million.

The Christmas Tree of Hope is the organizations biggest fund raiser as we continue to help over 40 area children’s charities 12 months of the year.

This past weekend’s tree lighting and blitz radiothon we introduced you to some of the people on the front lines who do the work.

What stood out this year was the wide range of kid’s organizations that benefit from your contribution.

At one time it was just about providing the necessities of life to make it through the day.

Now we hear of these groups offering programs like mentoring, life skills, sports, arts, mental health even finmcial literacy.

What has not changed is the passion you can see in these people’s eyes when we ask them to tell their story.

The joy that emanates is enough to fill any heart this season.

Find out more about the CHML Children’s Fund at www.900chml.com

And Thank You!!!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Monday on the Scott Thompson Show!

After Wynnes energy plan “mistake”, how can we trust her on cap & trade?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/12/05/most-ontarians-want-cap-and-trade-costs-clearly-displayed-on-their-bills/

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Even I'm becoming cynical of the media, and I'm in it!

Dec 2, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I am a supporter and advocate of the LGBTQ community.

I am a supporter of the new Liberal sex ed curriculum, despite my distain for this party right now.

I am not a religious person by any means.

I am disgusted in the way my peers in the media disrespectfully treated Sam Oosterhoff during his first press conference at his swearing in as MPP.

Yes he does deserve to be asked hard questions about these issues. Yes he has to explain himself.

But it looked more like a pile of school yard bullies waiting for the new kid to get off the bus so they could shove him to the ground and steal his lunch.

It was disgusting and embarrassing to watch, especial being in the media.

If it were a woman standing there with a religious face covering, and had expressed the same views on sexuality, would she have been treated with such disrespect?

I don’t think so…and nobody should.

No wonder people are as cynical about the media, as they are the politicians we cover.

I will try to do better…

I’m Scott Thompson.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/oosterhoff-swearing-in-1.3874037

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