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January 2017

Welcome to 2017...people are pissed off!!!

Jan 4, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

In all my 50 years of wandering the planet, this New Year, people seem to be the least happy.

That is if you are to believe everything you see in the crowded orgie that is social media.

I’m not sure whether it’s the Trump election, the ongoing war on terrorism, or the ongoing financial burden Kathleen Wynnes’ Liberals have thrust on our families.

I think many parts of the world, (North America included) are questioning what their leaders are doing for them. (Or not doing!)

Many questioned how America could possibly have voted for a person like Donald Trump.

It took a few weeks to flush out, but the truth has finally surfaced.

Citizens were simply pissed off at the status quo and we’re willing to put anyone in the White House to prove their point.

And they did, just like the English did with Brexit.

Good or bad, one thing we do know, its bad leadership that got us here.

Yes it will take a great leader to get us out, but more importantly, it requires an electorate that gets involved and votes.

Its people that voice change, not politicians or their organizations.

The U.S. has proven it, again.

Will anyone listen this time?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

How do we protect our kids from this?

http://globalnews.ca/video/3158743/toddler-saves-twin-from-toppled-dresser/?utm_source=Homegnca-toronto&utm_medium=MostPopularVideo&utm_campaign=2017

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Happy New Year!!! Welcome another Wynnecome tax!!!

Jan 3, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017!

It’s the first day of a brand new tax year and more of Kathleen Wynne sucking you dry under the guise of green energy.

2017 brings another Liberal tax scheme called cap & trade.

I’m sure you’re already enjoying the higher gas prices and don’t even know it.

Just like you’ll never have any idea how this works or where your money is actually going.

That’s why the Liberals chose this route instead of a carbon tax like B.C. did, carbon tax is revenue neutral and is trackable.

And isn’t B.C. the most environmentally conscious of all provinces?

But, the less transparent the process is, the better Wynne likes it.

You know, the whole ‘bad actor’, ‘mistake’ thing…

So raise a glass to ‘good health and happiness’, before Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals, take that from you too!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

We all want to save environment, but can we trust Wynne’s cap & trade plan?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3155975/ontario-gas-prices-increase-due-to-provinces-cap-and-trade-program/

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December 2016


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Dec 23, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip has been chosen by Canadian Press as Canada’s News maker of the Year for 2016.

Closely followed by our Prime Minister Justin in Trudeau, Fort McMurray Fire Chief Darby Allen and four time Olympic Champion Penny Oleksiak.

The top International stories paint a very different picture.

They include the U.S. election, Brexit, Syrian civil war, terror attacks, cyber-attacks, and the Zika virus.

At home, LRT, soaring electricity rates, cap & trade, refugees.

Compared to the rest of the world, our problems seem smaller, but no less important to our cherished freedoms and way of life.

From my family to yours, have a great holiday filled with everything that brings you love and peace.

Merry Christmas and all the best for a healthy, and happy, New Year!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Did Berlin Christmas Market terrorist act alone?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/12/23/96015/

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City tries to answer LRT questions

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Many have complained about the lack of information surrounding Hamilton’s LRT.

The city has done an excellent job of answering over 70 questions, as best they could, in a new ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section of the city website.

What are the costs of LRT? Who is paying what? Where’s it going? Who operates it? What about business and expropriation? Cost over runs? Ridership?

The welcomed questions are all valid, and deserve answering, as best you can for a $1 billion project that will take a decade to complete.

It is simple and easy to understand and is available to everyone, if they want to look.

Does it answer all questions? I’m sure it doesn’t.

More likely the answers provided are only projections.

But at what point do ask yourself why Hamilton has less than those all around us, and more importantly, why?

Lack of vision? Leadership?

Hamilton will change more in the next decade than it has in the last five.

You may not agree with the project but you can’t say haven’t been informed about it.

Change is inevitable.

The real question is, do you want to be a part of the future solution, or ongoing past problems?

I’m Scott Thompson.

https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/priority-projects/frequently-asked-lrt-questions

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Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Have you been hit by flying ice yet?

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/12/21/who-is-accountable-when-ice-from-another-vehicle-hits-your-car-on-the-highway.html

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Will you keep making Wynne "mistakes"?

Dec 21, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Premier Kathleen Wynne was on the show yesterday and I had the pleasure of asking her a couple of simple questions regarding Ontario’s soaring electricity costs.

The first question was to explain her energy “mistake”.

She said, they underestimated the impact her plan would have your bill.

I then asked how she couldn’t see that coming, was there no due diligence done beforehand?

She said there was, and took me into the weeds on specifics, but that clearly hasn’t explained the energy poverty she’s created.

As far as a solution, they’re still working on that and are asking everyone to help.

Again, why was the consultation not done first?

When I asked how we could possibly have confidence in her Liberal cap & trade plan after her “mistakes” on her current energy plan, she said they have learned a lot from their “mistakes”.

My question is, have you learned from your “mistakes” and decided not to vote Liberal next time?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Got an LRT question? Get your answers here.

https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/priority-projects/frequently-asked-lrt-questions

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Oh 'Canadian' Christmas Tree!!!

Dec 20, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Did you know that Canada is king when it comes to Christmas Trees?

We shipped over 1.7 million fresh cut trees around the world last year.

That generates over $78 million in revenue and is a 21% increase over the previous year.

There are over 2400 Christmas tree farms in this country (mostly in Quebec), that is more farms than produce eggs or potatoes.

The U.S. snapped up $5.7 million worth of our trees last year, the rest went to both warmer and colder climates.

The Christmas Tree Research Centre at the Department of Agriculture at Dalhousie University, who support the industry, have been working on a SMART Christmas Tree for years.

That’s an acronym for something more complicated and scientific.

The objective?

They’ve created a super tree that looks great, smells great, transports easily and keeps its needles until the New Year.

No word on when there will be an app for our SMART Christmas Trees.

One that picks it, buys it, decorates it, and then cleans up the mess after the New Year.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Premier Wynne answers questions on electricity, and her future, at noon.

http://www.900chml.com/2016/12/20/95681/

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Energy solution? Anyone?

Dec 19, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You don’t have to go very far to hear about the energy poverty Premier Wynne’s electricity “mistake” has created in the province.

Everyone has a gripe or story.

We recently heard of the 1400 families who had to be reconnected so they were able to survive the cold of an Ontario winter.

The painful truth is all of Ontario is feeling the pinch, not just those near the margins that make the news.

Organizations from across the province are begging Wynne for some sort of long term system solution beyond the bad aid of a rebate.

Hamilton’s, along with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, has taken the begging one step farther and actually tabled a plan.

They have presented the provincial Liberals a concept involving a capacity market system.

I have no idea how it works or if it is even an option.

But I do know it is a sad state of affairs when such an organization has to spend their energy to create such a solution.

I thought that was Wynne’s job?

With that in mind, how do we trust her with something as cloudy as cap & trade?

I’ll ask her when she’s on the show tomorrow.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Will electoral vote change U.S. election outcome? Weirder things have happened.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3135076/electoral-college-expected-to-formally-elect-donald-trump-as-president/

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Let it snow, as long as you help shovel...

Dec 16, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Oh the weather outside is frightful

But the fire is so delightful

And since we've no place to go

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

As we head into the last week before Christmas it looks like we may get a white one.

Beautiful considering we were still in shorts a month ago.

Although they are calling for milder weather as we head into the 25th.

It’s always a good sign when the kids are getting out of the house to hit the local toboggan hill after school.

There seemed to be a lull in outdoor activity once the bikes went away.

The other day every other family coming out of Canadian Tire had something you could fly down a hill on.

I just wish my kids had as much vim and vigor when it comes time to shovel the stuff as they do riding it or throwing it around..…

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

How will Russian hacking of U.S. election affect Trump/Putin bromance?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3130676/barack-obama-says-us-will-respond-to-russian-hacking/

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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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Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

How do we stay safe in our own home?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/12/14/95093/

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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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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

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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