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March 2016

No St Paddy's Day in the land of Octoberfest

Mar 4, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

With the month of March comes St. Paddy’s Day celebrations.

But not if you go to Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo.

The campus has banned anything green from its property in an attempt to curb drunken behaviour that has caused problems in previous years.

Apparently you can’t even find a green hat, glasses or a ‘Kiss Me I’m Irish’ button for sale anywhere on the grounds.

School officials are trying to shift the culture away from what has become a rowdy event in the neighbourhoods around campus.

So much so, extra security has been added to lock doors and gates to keep the partying off campus.

Police seem to have a more mild approach and are planning to manage the situation rather than try to cancel the day.

What I find amusing is that a city, community, or university that plays host to the biggest Octoberfest celebration outside of Germany for two weeks every year, can’t get a handle on a single St Paddy’s Day.

How does that happen?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Sugar, is it now a sin tax?

Mar 3, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

A Senate Committee report is urging the federal government to implement a sugar tax on sugary beverages.

The report mostly focused on updating Canada’s Food Guide which is badly needed, but also suggested the sugar tax as a way to help curb obesity.

The last time I checked you can’t tax people to good health.

IT didn’t work with smoking, but education certainly did.

Denmark tried this back in 2011 only to dissolve it 13 months later as they watched people smuggle it in from elsewhere.

I’m not condemning the report the food guide has been useless for years.

But my bum cheeks tighten when I hear people suggest tax around a government, whose ears peel back like a hound fixed on a bunny, when they hear that word.

Taxing sugar, what’s next air?

Hears a novel idea, why not make healthy foods tax free?

Once again I’m afraid a good intention will be sucked up by a government looking for more of your money.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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City roads scandal rhetoric has damaged workers. Do you care?

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Vacinate or vacate....

Mar 2, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Kudos to Halton Region for standing up for science and enforcing the provinces vaccination laws to protect our kids at school.

They are trying to get nearly 1,300 immunization records up to date and will suspend a student, as a last resort, if not addressed.

This means get your kid vaccinated, or if you choose to ignore the science, complete the legal paper work needed for a proper exemption.

Hamilton, Toronto, York Region, Durham and Peel all have similar objectives in place.

For most, this is the first time this sort of program has ever been enforced.

Back when these diseases were prevalent decades ago there was more education and understanding of the consequences of not vaccinating.

Over time we have become lazy as these diseases have all been eradicated except for recent outbreaks caused by lack of vaccination.

Health officials say most of the time it’s an oversite, loss of record, or many just assume your doctor passes on the information to schools.

Once promoted to do so, the vast majority of Canadians comply to keep the schools safe.

The rest?  They’re conspiring with the anti-fluoride and anti-circumcision folk.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Are you happy with the Wynne/Liberal cap and trade scheme?

http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2016/03/02/poll-suggests-ontarians-not-warming-to-carbon-pricing-scheme.html

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Are we really cutting the cord???

Mar 1, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Hey, your cable TV changed today, did you notice? Do you care?

Today is the day that cable companies had to start offering a skinny basic package for $25.

That is the basic free public networks we could all get but does not have to include the major U.S. stations coming out of Buffalo.

The idea is you only pay for what you want. Sounds good, but is that what we’ll get.

The answer is, No.

By the time you load up with the couple of channels you do want to add, you may be paying the same price or maybe more.

Sure you’re getting what you want but inevitably you’re getting less in order to achieve your choice.

Lots are cutting the cord for the internet, the next generation isn’t even installing cable.

But what difference does that make when it’s the same companies are providing both services?

We are at the same place, with just another method of distribution?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Should students be suspended over lack of immunization?

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February 2016


Florida comes to Southern Ontario

Feb 28, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It’s funny to see what we do when in the middle of winter we get a day as balmy as yesterday.

So what do we do when the temperature hits 17 degrees in February?

Here’s what I saw…

Take down the Christmas lights.

Scoop up the dog crap in the back yard.

Get out your bicycle\motorcycle.

Road hockey.

Put the top down.

Pull junk out of garage, sweep, put junk back in.

Clean up the litter blown in from the next street over.

Wipe off the patio furniture you never got around to putting away last fall.

So you might as well sit down and enjoy it while it’s warm out.

…And light the BBQ.

In Calgary it’s called a Chinook, here it’s called Florida when the value of our dollar is so low. Enjoy!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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CHCH TV Rally: What took so long? They’re still on air, does anybody care?

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Neil Bantleman back in jail....

Feb 26, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

If you listen to this show with any sort of regularity you have heard the story of Burlington teacher Neil Bantleman.

He, an assistant and 6 janitors have been convicted of sexual assault on students with evidence that would not even make it to court in Canada.

Simply put, there isn’t much disputing the case is baseless and corrupt with a multimillion dollar lawsuit the reasoning for it.

Some of the parties involved in the trial are up on other charges of corruption themselves.

The nightmare this family is going through is another reminder that not all of those in the world think the same way our civilized society does.

Neil (and those who know the case) know he is innocent but was perhaps expecting too much being hopeful this kangaroo court would understand the facts and do the right thing.

Now Neil and his family are stuck between and prison cell and a justice system that seems to work best when funded by bribery.

Some have suggested a dramatic late night rescue and getaway out of a Hollywood movie.

Neil wants justice and to clear his name.

One thing is certain, they couldn’t have predicted this script.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wynne Liberals drop budget, what’s in it for you?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/02/25/63323/

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Another Liberal green scheme....

Feb 25, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Premier Wynne, and maybe Trudeau, are the only people I know who can spend your money foolishly and then accept your accolades for doing so.

Yesterday the provincial Liberals announced their new cap and trade green scheme will cost you at least $5. a month more on natural gas and 4.3 cents a litre on gasoline.

Convert that to Liberal dollars, I’ll bet its double.

Wynne is taking advantage of low oil prices to raise her own taxes on fuel to pay for years of fiscal mismanagement. (Especially in healthcare.)

Most Ontarians want to save the planet, that’s not the issue, and never has been.

But it has been a disguise for Liberals to use as an excuse to syphon more money from you.

The issue is financial planning and process, to get the best bang for your eco dollar.

When the Auditor General revealed the Wynne government lacked due diligence and OVER PAID for its green plan by $37 million, they proved they are not qualified.

So why are they now?

I’m Scott Thompson.  

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Is Neil Bantleman heading back to prison?

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Facebook friends are imaginary

Feb 24, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Every day we hear experts say, be careful what you post on social media. We have another example.

A Newfoundland lady ‘rolled up the rim’ and won $100. 

She posted a pic of the winning cup on Facebook but also revealed the prize code which allowed one of her so called  ‘friends’ to claim her prize on line.

“Obviously I don't have a really good friend there”, she said of the fraud.

Maybe there is a greater lesson here.

Perhaps it’s time users realized our on line friends are not really friends at all, but merely a shallow number designed to make it sound like you have plenty of friends.

Which is why Facebook was created in the first place.  

Remember Mark Zuckerberg was just another lonely geek before his invention made him billions.

That being said, Tim Hortons needs some on line education too, because it is clearly not secure when you don’t even need the actual receipt, ticket, or cup, to claim the prize.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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How will Thursday’s Liberal budget address our staggering debt?

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Trudeau Liberals deficit higher than expected, surprised?

Feb 23, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Whether it’s pulling our fighter jets out of the war on ISIS or admitting 25-50,000 refugees over the next year into Canada, Justin Trudeau preaches he is committed to keeping his election promises.

However there is one promise he has no intention of keeping, and probably never did.

That was the promise to keep his predicted fiscal deficits to $10 billion a year along with an early repayment plan.

It was announced yesterday next year’s deficit alone will be in excess of $18 billion and that does not include most of their spending pledges.

Like most governments in the honeymoon phase, the Liberals are blaming it on the past government and a shrinking economy, despite Canada still being the envy of the free world.

The warm fuzzy feeling of sunny days and sunny ways usually turn cold once the Visa bill arrives at the end of the month.

Our new leader has already spent a fortune but the only lives that seem to be improving are those of a few selected refugees. And a Band Aid is not the answer.

Hopefully soon Trudeau will learn what Bob Rae did years ago.

You can’t pay for programs, without prosperity.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Sports illustrated swimsuit editon gets real...

Feb 22, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

A beautiful 56 year old women is the cover girl for this year’s Sport Illustrated swimsuit edition.

She joins other plus size models in a trend that is the opposite of what fashion has told us for decades, was beautiful.

Personally, I couldn’t never see the fashion industries obsession with stick like models who look more like pubescent boys than women.

They say it makes the clothes look better, maybe in their fantasy, but the public says otherwise.

How this changes attitudes moving forward is yet to be seen. Or maybe it already has….

Remember how it was once taboo to have a big booty?

Now it’s ‘All About the Bass’!

So as a bald middle aged guy who has more of a keg than a six pack, I’m sending a selfie to GQ!

I’m Scott Thompson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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