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March 2015

Meet your new Hamilton Bulldogs!

Mar 13, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Following CHML’s Anthony Urciuoli’s sports cast was like following a receiving line at an Italian wedding.

It read; The OHL board of governors have approved the sale of the Belleville Bulls to Hamilton Bulldogs owner, Michael Andlauer — who also announced the sale of the Hamilton Bulldogs back to the Montreal Canadiens.

The AHL’s board of governors have approved the relocation of the Bulldogs to St. John’s Newfoundland, while the Winnipeg Jets’ affiliate, St. John’s IceCaps will relocate to Winnipeg.

Both relocations will take effect for the 2015-16 season. Hamilton’s franchise will continue to be called the “Bulldogs”.

In case you’re still confused, the Ontario Hockey League is returning to Hamilton as Belleville Bulls become the new Hamilton Bulldogs.

Lots of questions still remain. 

Will Hamiltonians support an OHL team?

What does this mean for First Ontario Centre?

We know the average attendance for a Bulldogs game, can an OHL team do better?

Will there be a new arena?   And if so what happens to the old?

Or, are we simply more interested in rolling up the rim to win?

I’m Scott Thompson.


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If someone chooses inequality, so be it.

Mar 12, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

My wife may have opened my mind on wearing a face covering for a citizenship ceremony.

Remember the story of the woman who wanted to wear her face covering while becoming a Canadian citizen? (This after privately legally confirming her identity.)

The PM says it goes against the transparency and equality for women we have gained in Canadian civilization.

I agreed because this not about religion, it is not a religious garment, it is about tribal customs and represents a world where woman are not equal.

But my wife rebuked that saying, it’s the woman’s choice to wear the garment (that only reveals the eyes).

If she had to wear it, that would be different, she has a choice to participate and chooses to.

It celebrates a culture that suppresses women, I argued.

My wife said lots of women are in suppressive relationships in our culture.

They simply chose to be second fiddle in their man’s world and reap other rewards like security.

I thought as a woman my wife would call it suppressive. 

Instead she said, no matter how we view it, it’s still her choice.

So although I strongly disagree with the inequality between genders this represents, it still is a woman’s right to live the life she chooses.

Even if it’s in a culture that may not treat her equally.

I’m Scott Thompson.



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“Half of Domestic Violence Victims are Men”… “No domestic violence shelters are dedicated to us”

Mar 11, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The billboard in Toronto shows a woman beating on a man and the caption reads,

“Half of Domestic Violence Victims are Men”… “No domestic violence shelters are dedicated to us”

The billboard is drawing attention to another side of domestic violence which is rarely talked about.

Guys who are beaten by women.

Stats say there are almost as many assaults against men as women, although those against women are usually much more severe.

Abused men don’t fight back because they were raised good boys and taught not to hit girls.

When they do call police they often end up on the wrong side of justice which favours women.

Experts will say if men requested shelter there would be services provided.

But that’s the problem, men don’t report it.  For many of the same reasons some women may not.

What surprized me the most was how many emails I received from men who had lived the situation and were thankful I brought up the issue.

Confirming, it clearly is an issue that needs to be addressed.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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If this was the U.S., he probably wouldn’t have made it out of the mall.

Mar 10, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

So there you are, it’s Sunday afternoon, you’re enjoying a leisurely stroll around Limeridge Mall.

All of a sudden you smell cigarette smoke.  That can’t be, there is no smoking in malls.

Then the guy walks right past you puffing away, with what looks like an AK47 over his shoulder.

Is that allowed?  What do you do?

If you are one of the many who witnessed this, you call 9-1-1.

Police arrived swiftly and suddenly it looked like an episode of Cops.

Hold the phone! Nothing to see here folks.

Turns out the 29 year old was carrying a paint ball gun. Duh?

Many were outraged when police didn’t lay charges.  They said, he’s got the message.

Having a police department throw a high risk take down on you will do that.

I hope someone brought him a clean pair of pants.

If this was the U.S., he probably wouldn’t have made it out of the mall.

An armed senior or mall cop would have capped him before police arrived.

I’m Scott Thompson.



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Why is it so hard to see black & blue?

Mar 9, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Last week we talked about the media being the message, not the content, when it came to the flood of on line activity centred on the colour of a dress.

In the end, the message wasn’t about the colour of the dress, we all see it differently.

The message was how such a simple thread could travel the world, gaining momentum along the journey, as more and more participated.

Now the Salvation Army has used that momentum to actually spread a message of substance.

The ad pictures a girl in the dress, however, she has obviously been beaten.

The copy reads, ‘Why is it so hard to see black and blue?’

Brilliant on their part to use something that has captured the world’s attention for their cause.

Hopefully this will inspire more to use the medium as something beyond novelty.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Plug in your coffee table?

Mar 6, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Furniture icon Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices.

The line will include lamps, bedside tables and coffee tables as well as individual charging pads for any surface.

The charger is built right into the table’s surface, and is part of the furniture.

By adding wireless charging to home and office furniture they say they are reducing the amount of separate chargers needed around the house.

So now as well as that special key, you will also need power outlet for your new table.

When you need to charge your device, simply drop it on the table near or on the coaster like surface and you’re charging.

The only down fall is they can get warm when charging some devices…

Which means it will also be a great docking station for your cat, or for those of you who would like to keep your feet cozy when parked on the coffee table.

But that’s a good thing!...

I’m Scott Thompson.



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Bigger fish to fry than Ferguson

Mar 5, 2015 5:00 PM
Scott Thompson

You have all no doubt heard about the latest scandal being used as a distraction, by some of the more dysfunctional members of city council, to throw another member under the bus.

The tale says, Councillor Lloyd Ferguson shoved an independent journalist who was trying to work his way into a private conversation at city hall.

Critics wanted blood, why are the police not laying charges? Because it was not a serious incident?

I would suggest the impending damage to the councillor’s reputation may be greater than any punishment.

Make no mistake. You cannot ‘shove’ anyone. 

Ferguson made a mistake, he has apologized.

No one got hurt, or is any worse for the wear.

So what have we accomplished here?

#1 We have another example of a divided council who will take any opportunity to use other members for personal gain.

#2 We have a blogger who has succeeded in generating way more attention for himself than he ever would have, if he had never been ‘shoved.’

I’m Scott Thompson.


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More daylight to enjoy snow

Mar 4, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Hold your hand up if you have had enough of the winter of 2015?

Even in radio I can tell there are a lot of you holding your hands up.

Weather prognosticators have said winter will continue for a while; and we are most likely in for a slow spring simply due to the cold and late thaw we will experience.

We all remember last year, even more so now, because it feels like we’re reliving it this year.

This year we have more snow and it’s been regular, although only a couple of major snow events.

Last year it thawed then got cold, that’s what gave us frost quakes.

This year’s it’s been continually cold with snow that stays, accumulating over time.

Either way it’s enough winter.

Ski hills out west in Alberta and B.C. have had a dismal season whereas here in Ontario it’s shaping up to be a banner year.

The problem is even though there is lots of snow, by March, people are dreaming of golf weather.

One sure sign of spring is the time change this weekend that sees the clocks move ahead one hour on Sunday.

So we will all have one more hour of daylight, to enjoy the snow!

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Toronto Police creating more mystery than tunnel

Mar 3, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Last week we were all wondering what the story was behind a tunnel that was constructed in a wooded area very close to York University.

The tunnel looked too sophisticated for any reasonable explanation. No one affiliated with the university is involved.

Immediately people’s thoughts moved towards a terrorist plot considering the proximity to the Pam Am Games site and world actions of late.

Police yesterday issued a press release basically saying, nothing to see here folks, move along.

They say the party involved poses no threat to society and the case is closed.

If the police want the public’s help in fighting terror (or other crimes) they should do more to make them feel like they are part of the solution.

Withholding information on what is obviously a very suspicious set of circumstances does nothing to build confidence between the police and the public.

It may be a personal situation that is none of our business but the police should employ better public relations tactics, to at least attempt, to explain the situation to a nervous public.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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The media is the message, not the content

Mar 2, 2015 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It was buzzing around social media last Thursday; everyone wanted to know if the dress was white and gold, blue or black and even more so, why we care.

My niece got the discussion started in our family and by the weekend it had even made the national newscasts.

It started when someone tweeted a picture asking what colour a dress was as the friends could not decide.

Neither could the rest of the world.

Some were left shaking their heads wondering why so many got involved.

Since everyone sees colour little differently, a common answer was impossible.

Many seemed unaware of this fact and a hearty discussion ensued on social media.

In the end the message here is not the colour of a dress. 

The message is when something as simple as this gets our attention we have the power to spread it like wild fire across the internet.

The media is the message here, not the content.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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