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May 2015

Think of a name a kid would like the least

May 4, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Royals had another baby over the weekend…

Did you watch the festivities?

Do you care?

The princess is fourth in line for the British throne, after her grandfather Charles, her father William and her older brother George.

She will be known formally as Her Royal Highness, Princess (name) of Cambridge.

A number of London landmarks including Tower Bridge were lit in pink over the weekend to commemorate her birth.

As soon as Prince William and Kate celebrated the arrival of their daughter immediately everyone, including bookies, started speculating on a name.

Charlotte and Alice are top guesses.

Other top possibilities included Olivia, Victoria, Elizabeth, Alexandra and Diana, the name of William's late mother and sentimental favourite.

Think of a name a kid would least like, and that’s what it will be.

One thing is certain, anything is better than George.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

What is the solution to our ongoing teacher’s union problems?

http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/05/04/spreading-strike-puts-high-school-year-in-jeopardy-for-peel-region.html

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Nature is like a bad Disney movie

May 1, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

After a long cold winter most are excited about the spring weather and this weekend should be a nice one.

The bird’s chirping, the smell of grass growing, and flowers blooming, nature is everywhere.

Yesterday morning my wife and I saw the smallest bunnies out in our back yard.

They looked like they were taking their first steps in the great outdoors.

Also enjoying the great outdoors was a racoon who has been hanging around of late.

You know where this story is going don’t you?

Next thing you know we see the raccoon sitting on the fence enjoying a bunny breakfast to the horror and cries of the neighbourhood kids.

One moment it was all warm and fuzzy, the next it was death and destruction. Kind of like a Disney move.

Which made it a lot easier to sell to the kids.

Enjoy the season, and your weekend!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Can you see more unions or less in the coming decades?

http://player.900chml.com   905-645-3221 scottthomspon@900chml.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 2015


City worker shuffle...

Apr 30, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Out of the 29 workers originally blown out by the city for bagging off on the job, 6 will remain fired.
Some may look at that and see failure.

In the private sector these cases would have never got this far.

That being said, despite some even getting back pay after reinstatement, most did not and all are under probation and on record.

Nine mangers were also suspended, 4 retired, another resigned.

I would imagine life is a lot different now around the old yard. At least one would hope. Or pray!

These people have been given a second chance but every eyeball (and security cam) will be on them to ensure they are doing their share.

Any employee who attempts such action now would be stupider than the original 6.

Message received.

Its unfortunate people had to lose their jobs before they got it.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Thursday on the Scott Thompson Show!

Will firings change city hall culture or perception?

http://www.900chml.com/2015/04/30/34975/

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Baltimore mother controls her little rioter...

Apr 29, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

We all watched in horror a few nights ago when Baltimore erupted in violence that saw burning and looting  as a result of a black man dying while in police custody.

A narrative between the police and black community that has occurred too many times of late.

This is a complex issue that is rooted in a myriad of social and economic realities, not to mention history, in large U.S. urban centres.

It needs to be dealt with starting with the president and trickling down.

Many will offer opinion, after reflection.

But at time when the images are of fires burning, businesses looted, bottle and rock throwing, tear gas, cops in body armour, helmets, shields, and clubs, there is a positive image of stark contrast.

That of a neatly dressed mother wading into the mayhem to grab her 16 year old son by the scruff of his hoodie and drag him out while administering a good old fashion whoopin’.

She did what an army of riot police couldn’t do, discipline her son.

This one video, of many, has symbolized the ‘taking back’ of an American city.

And hopefully will inspire others to take the lead, rather than follow, or simply do nothing.

I’m Scott Thompson.

Watch video here:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1965722/baltimore-mother-caught-on-video-slapping-scolding-rioting-son/

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Female faculty at McMaster get wage increase. Men don’t. Find out why?

http://www.900chml.com/2015/04/28/wage-adjustment-in-line-for-female-fa/

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Since when is less sex education good?

Apr 28, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Parent groups opposed to the new Ontario new sex ed curriculum are pulling their kids out of school for a week in May in protest.

A Facebook group called “Parents & Students on strike: one week no school,” says Ontario never consulted them on the new sex ed curriculum before implementation.

This despite the document being first revealed during the McGuinty era then sent back for improvement.

The group says the subject matter does not reflect their cultural values and the kids are too young to receive such information.

These groups concerns are largely based in cultural and religious views, which we must respect.

However technology has left us with a new reality, porn is much more today than your granddaddy’s old playboy magazine collection.

I’m not sure, allowing your kids the culture of a great Canadian education and then pulling them out of class because you don’t like the sex ed curriculum thus further denying them an education, is the answer.

Didn’t we have these discussions decades ago?

It seems our Canadian society is moving backwards to accommodate, rather than forward to educate.

Begging the question, since when is less education good?

I’m Scott Thompson

 

 

 

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Bruce Jenner real Kardashian story

Apr 27, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Millions watched over the weekend as former Olympian and Kardashian step dad Bruce Jenner told us of his life long struggle to be a woman.

He was the ironman of the Montreal ‘76 Olympics that graced the cover of the Wheaties cereal box.

He was even rumoured for the role of Superman that eventually went to Christopher Reeve.

The hype before the Diane Sawyer interview was intense, almost freak showish.

Sadly really, and displays how ahead of the curve on the issue Canada is to the US, but many will say not by much.

However as Jenner told his story we realized, and he admitted, he is the real story of the fake freak show that is the Kardashians.

Hopefully the interview helped people realize this is a very real issue which no one chooses, but lives with.

To deny the LGBT community the right to be themselves not only deprives them of their individuality, but society to be whole.

In the end, everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, and loved.

I’m Scott Thompson.

 

 

 

 

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Budget overload....

Apr 24, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Here are the newspaper headlines after yesterday’s provincial budget delivered by the reigning Liberals.

‘Budget questions blowin' in the wind’

‘Ontario budget: Debt nears $300B’

‘Hydro rates crippling small business’

‘Liberals try to distract from incompetent budget’

‘John Tory 'delighted' with provincial budget’

‘Wynne drowns us in red ink’

‘Province unveils $130B infrastructure push in Ontario budget’

’Transit coming but for what project.

‘No difference between Ontario and federal budgets, until it comes to deficit fighting’

After two budgets in as many days most Ontarians can’t figure out if they have been kissed or kicked.

One thing they do know, (other than electricity rates will rise), they have little choice.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

How much transit funding will Hamilton get? When will we know?

http://www.900chml.com/2015/04/23/34557/

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Ted the torch bearer

Apr 23, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

In case you haven’t heard CHML’s Ted Michaels will be a torchbearer for the upcoming PanAm games.

He is one of 6 locals who will receive the honour.

The press release reads:

Ted Michaels – is a runner, a HUGE Hamilton booster, an advocate for Mental Health, and a familiar voice to all who listen to AM900 CHML.

He’s been the heart of the TEAMCHML for the Around the Bay Road Race for years;

He’s always reaching out to people to make them feel included, heard, and part of our City. 

His Mind Matters series on the radio brought together people to help reduce the stigma of mental health.

He wants people to be whole, through sport, through talk, through getting help.

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Well said.

Ted has made us proud for years, what a fitting honour for a man who loves to run and encourages us all to run towards our goals.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Are city councillors wasting our time & money battling Canada Post over super mail boxes?

http://www.900chml.com/2015/04/22/34513/

http://player.900chml.com  905-645-3221 scottthompson@900chml.com

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Budget vs Lotto?

Apr 22, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Federal Finance minister Joe Oliver tabled his pre-election budget yesterday to the typical pomp and circumstance.

As per usual it depends on who you ask whether it is a good one or not.

With Canada heading to an election, most of it is old news and the rest designed to make you look like a fool if you don’t want to support these groups.

Getting mentioned in this edition was everything from military, cyber security, seniors, veterans, small business,  transit, city funding, TFSA’s and income splitting to the lowering of the contingency fund in case the wheels fall off this ride.

The environment is also noticeable missing from the budget which critics say caters to the rich and ignores the middle class.

In the end I think most Hamiltonians were more interesting in checking their numbers to see if that still unclaimed $50 million Lotto Max ticket sold in the Hamilton area, might be theirs.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

How will yesterday’s federal budget impact your life?

http://www.900chml.com/2015/04/21/federal-budget-predicted-to-play-for-votes/

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Can the teacher unions get along with any party?

Apr 21, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

With the Durham high school teacher walk out yesterday, it safe to say we’re heading for more trouble in the sandbox.

Six other boards will be targeted in the coming weeks including Halton high school kids.

To find out what the issues are depends on who you ask and in who’s best interest they speak.

But in the end, it is not the taxpayer or their kids.

We all know the great job our teachers do with our kids, we all know how important a job it is, and (like the rest of us) work hard.

That has never been the issue, nor is it now. 

The issue is a never ending threat that our kids will pay if the tax payer does not pay up.

The problem is the taxpayer is tapped out and can no longer afford a government who’s only suggestion when it comes to fiscal planning is to ask for more.

The teachers unions have burned through the NDP, the P.C.s and now the Liberals, it appears they are running out of options in a game the public is tired of playing.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

With no connection to new GO train, has Hamilton’s LRT disappeared from the Liberal radar?

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/transportation/2015/04/21/hurontario-lrt-gets-a-boost-from-queens-park.html

http://player.900chml.com  905-645-3221 scottthompson@900chml.com

 

 

 

 

 

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