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November 2016

Plastic water bottle flipping?

Nov 24, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Do you have a water bottle flipper in your home?

What?  You don’t know what a water bottle flipper is?

Are you living under a rock?

Or are your nerves not frayed like every other parents, who has a chronic bottle flipper in the house?

It all started with a video of high school talent show and a kid who flipped a water bottle end over end onto a desk upright.

The gymnasium went nuts!

I know it doesn’t take much….

It went viral and kids have been flipping ever since.

Onto tables, chairs, railings, light fixtures, heads, cars, pets, you name it…

I almost flipped when my kid showed me a clip of him flipping a 1 litre jug of orange juice onto our counter top.

Show that to your mother, I said. Then waited for the flippin’ fireworks!

As one parent put it,,, they could be doing something worse….

I’m Scott Thompson.


Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

City finally concedes defeat in its battle with super mail boxes, and progress. 905-645-3221




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What can rest of counrty learn from Wynne's "mistake"?

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Now that Premier Kathleen Wynne has admitted her Liberal green energy plan is a “mistake” the next looming crisis is, what’s her solution?

Make no mistake, we all want green, done with due diligence.

But, if her system is a “mistake”, then her system needs to be fixed.

Continuing down the same old track and offering taxpayers their money back in rebates isn’t the answer.

Make no “mistake” there is no quick fix to this, but her solution could be more damaging then her “mistake”.

The very least she should do is stand up in front of all the other Premiers and Prime Minister Trudeau who are about to head down the same path;

Premier Wynne should then explain what her mistake was, why she didn’t see it coming, and more importantly, how the other leaders can avoid making the same mistakes she has made and Ontarians will pay for, for decades.

With cap & trade on the horizon as well as a Canadian ban on coal coming, there must be something to learn from Ontario’s mess...

Let’s not break the country, the way Premier Wynne’s Liberals, have broken our province.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Why have CityHousing seniors’ residence reno costs tripled? 905-645-3221







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Wynne admits green plan a "mistake", but no solution.

Nov 22, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

As you know, Kathleen Wynne has finally admitted her green energy plan is a “mistake” causing financial grief through energy poverty.

Apparently she thought you were fine with a 70% increase on your bill over the last few years so she could over spend by $37 billion on her pet activist projects of little value.

But how did Wynne blow so much money without first researching to see if her green plan would even work?
Did Wynne not have a business plan? 

Did Wynne not run the numbers and see this outcome?

Experts have been warning for years this was a train wreck waiting to happen, what made our Premier finally realize her “mistake’?

And why didn’t she do her due diligence before brainwashing Ontario voters and stealing our money?

It’s nice to see Wynne finally admit her “mistake”.

But the bigger question is, what’s her solution?

How do you plan to fix our electricity system Premier Wynne?

How do you plan to make it right?

Other than admitting your “mistake” and throwing yourself at the mercy of the court of public opinion; hoping we will all trust your old, washed out, hippie, hocus pocus focus, all over again?

I’m Scott Thompson.


Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Christina Noudga (Millard’s ex) court plea. Alex Pierson’s live update. 905-645-3221







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Wynne finally admits, her electricty plan was a "mistake"!

Nov 21, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Premier Kathleen Wynne has finally admitted what we have all known, and been experiencing, for years.

She has made a huge “mistake”, her word, when it comes to managing the provinces electricity grid.

Her activist ways and mismanagement of finances, has cost us a whopping $37 billion more than it should have according to our Auditor General.

Electricity prices have risen over 70% between 2006 and 2014.

Wynne will take credit for, and use the excuse, that prices are high to get off of coal.

But that argument is getting old considering it was P.C. Premier Mike Harris who legislated the first coal power plant be shut down 15 years ago back in 2001.

Wynne said in a speech to her rank and file,,

"I think that people look at me and many of them think, 'She's not who we thought she was. She's become a typical politician. She'll do anything to win,’".

Apparently she now realizes the same discontentment the Americans showed in electing Trump is alive and well here in Wynne’s Ontario. 

That is the first thing she has said that is true and accurate since her government was elected.

My question is, why is she just figuring this all out now?

Why did her plan not reveal all this at conception? 

Or maybe there never really was a plan, just a bottomless pit filled with your tax dollars?

Too little, too late!

I’m Scott Thompson.


Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Why did it take Kathleen Wynne so long to realize her electricity plan was a “mistake”? 905-645-3221   

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CHML Christmas Tree of Hope

Nov 18, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Christmas Season has officially begun.

Al least it has for us at CHML.

Last night was the Realtors Association of Hamilton and Burlington’s 28th annual Realtors Kids Auction.

To us it signals the beginning of the fund raising drive for the CHML Christmas Tree of Hope Campaign.

To date they have raised over $940,000.00 and with last lights festivities it’s sure to top $1million this year.

This is the 40th year of the CHML Children’s Fund that has donated over $5.2 million to children’s charities in the greater Hamilton area.

This helps the 24% of kids under 14 who live in poverty in Hamilton.

The 20,000 families who accessed a food bank, 17% of which are 2 and under.

These are ongoing challenges that have to be met every day.

Help us, help the kids by getting involved with any of our events leading up Christmas.

And we’ll see you at the lighting of the giant CHML Christmas Tree of Hope December 2nd at City Hall this year!

I’m Scott Thompson.


Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Sam Oosterhoff wins: Your thoughts on a 19 year old MPP? 905-645-3221





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Those damn cats!!!

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I remember when I did my first talk radio show on CHML.

I can’t remember the year but it was in the 90’s when I was working at sister station, then Y95.

I bugged the then CHML program director to let me try, as I guess I didn’t feel I was getting to talk enough on a music station.

He let me try the 7pm slot after my shift at Y.

You quickly learn it is a lot harder than it seems and to quote one of the many legends who have sat in this chair, “It’s like sweating blood”!

I remember that night a producer who had been with the station for many years said to me, if you want to get the phones going, talk about cats?

I looked at him like a retriever searching for ball.

By the end of the show the phone lines were open and we were talking about the same subject Hamilton city council is debating this week, 20 years later.

Licensing cats.

Hey, what happened to that City of Hamilton sign???

I’m Scott Thompson.


Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Why is reaction to Trump win so divisive? 905-645-3221





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What do you do when Ontario is letting you die?

Nov 16, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

We have talked at length on the show about the terminally ills right to die and doctor assisted death.

Finally we have taken steps to give humans the same respect we give animals when there is no hope of recovery or quality of life.

But what about those who decide to fight.

And by fight I don’t mean sit there like a vegetable on a feeding tube.

I’m speaking of those who are willing to try experimental treatment that has not yet been fully proven.

There are plenty of stories of patients who were written off by the Ontario health care system for death and fought back.

They did this by trying treatments in other parts of the world that may be ahead of us, the majority of the time on their own dime.

The Right To Try is an organization that is fighting for a patients’ rights to try experimental procedures, at their own expense, under the guidance of their doctor.

How can you possible say ‘no’ to someone who is willing to pay for it themselves?

Like Hector MacMillan, mayor of Trent Hills who is surviving pancreatic cancer with a new lease on life, despite being told by Ontario he had stage 4 and no hope.

By the way the same machine Hector went to Germany for is available here in Ontario, but not in service for him.

It seems we spend more time trying to preserve an inefficient system, than caring for people.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

What do we do with 133,000 stray cats?  905-645-3221







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Judges make mistakes too, I guess...

Nov 15, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You are no doubt aware of the Hamiton judge who drew way too much attention to himself by wearing a Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hat into court.

As you can imagine it enflamed citizens that a person who is supposed to be neutral and unbiased would do such a thing.

The judge expressed that history was being made in the election of Trump and that is why he did what he did.

Perhaps the judge has his elections confused.

It was the election of the first black president that was historic and the possible election of the first female president replacing him.

The only thing historic about Trump is that he has become president with no previous experience.

Whether that is good or bad remains to be seen, but so far has proved problematic.

One supporter asked if the same fuss would be made if the judge walked into court wearing the slogan, ‘I’m with her’ endorsing Hillary Clinton?

Maybe not…and that can be debated.

But it is still no excuse for any person of influence, like this judge, to allow his personal views to interfere with the privilege they have been granted.

The judge would not have allowed anyone else wear a hat into court, so why is he any different.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

How do you feel about bringing back photo radar? 905-645-3221
























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Beyond Tim Horton's Field of dreams...

Nov 14, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I was fortunate enough to be a guest of the City of Hamilton in their box at Tim Horton’s Field for the last Ticat last game of the season.

They use this to sell business on the opportunities here.

It was fascinating to be fly on the wall and hear what the outside had to say about our city and their interest in it.

What a great way to showcase Hamilton.

You know my feeling on stadium fiasco but after 2 years, it is what it is, and we have to look to the future.

Wouldn’t it be cool to see the streets that surround the stadium (Melrose, Beechwood, and Balsam) closed off to traffic an opened for a pedestrian café, local beer & wine garden?

Let the streets behind them absorb the ‘on lawn’ parking.

Let those around the stadium rent their front lawns to artisans, restaurants or even an entrepreneurial resident who wants to make a couple of bucks selling BBQ and beer in their garden.

A grant from business could provide the paint for everyone’s front porch and neighbourhood volunteers could provide labour.

I remember living through a similar project to spruce up the area around Stampede Park in Calgary ahead of the 1988 Winter Olympics.

It wouldn’t take long to make the stadium precinct look like a better version of one of those Newfoundland and Labrador commercials!
Complete with a promenade beyond Canon up to a future LRT station.

We have an opportunity to grow the experience in this area, if we build on and create a vision beyond the norm.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Should Hamilton judge be wearing Trump hat to court? 905-645-3221



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Remembrance Day

Nov 11, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Today we acknowledge and pay tribute to those who serve our country and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

It is Remembrance Day in Canada.

It is a day steeped in tradition that is demonstrated annually when we gather by the Cenotaph in Gore Park.

Equally the tradition of the ceremonial broadcast on CHML.

For me it is a day I remember the stories my mother would tell us about her upbringing.

Growing up in Scotland during World War II as a child.

Stories like,

‘Going to school one day only to find the chimney standing’

‘Running to the air raid shelter in the middle of the night in PJ’s’.

‘Playing hide n’ seek in bombed out buildings’

Those stories resonate differently, as you age.

Which is why I share them with my kids, today.

Lest We Forget.

I’m Scott Thompson.







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