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February 2017

No spur line connecting LRT to GO train

Feb 3, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Transport Minister Steve Del Duca and his Liberal train rolled into Hamilton yesterday and gave us an update on all things LRT.

As well as opening up bids to tender and impossibly promising things that won’t happen until after the next election, Del Duca revealed the rail spur line (connecting the LRT to GO train) that Wynne made part of the initial deal, was not cost effective.

Big words for the Liberals that caught my attention.

Instead, they say, the job could be better done with a BRT line connecting the two and eventually linking the mountain and airport.

All sounds great but the key word here is eventually.

When I asked if BRT would progress along the same time line as LRT Del Duca was less optimistic.

More study needed.

My fear is there never was any money to link the two and bus was the option all along, now promising mountain service as a dangling carrot.

If LRT is more appealing than BRT why would riders want to bridge their LRT/GO rail experience with a bus?

But I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt if cost effective.

As they say, the devil is in the details.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Who is protecting our seniors?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/02/03/100485/

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This Bud's for everyone

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Everyone knows the hype around Superbowl commercials on traditional TV’s last big spectacle.

Over the last few decades the U.S. commercials have become as much part of the big game as the half time show.

One of the best at the ad game is American icon, Budweiser.

So when Anheuser-Busch (brewers of Budweiser) decided to produce its depiction of the true Americans spirit tracing its immigrant founder’s journey from Germany to America in 1857, who knew it would become as relevant as the current days turbulent politics.

True, the ad was done long before Trumps temporary ban on Muslims.

But how ironic is it, the founder of what is now one of the most iconic brands in America, faced the same discrimination many still do today.

Whether intended or not, extremely powerful.

Clearly we have to ask ourselves if, this Bud’s for you, or just those who think like me?

 And, the last thing anyone wanted to do on Superbowl Sunday, was think!

I’m Scott Thompson.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/02/01/budweiser-uses-a-super-bowl-ad-to-tell-an-obscure-immigrant-story-its-own/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.e4738d349734

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Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca with new LRT plans at noon.

http://www.900chml.com/2017/02/02/hamilton-lrt-to-include-brt-to-airport/

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Wynne's solution to energy mistake? Burn more fossil fuel.

Feb 1, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Who would have thought the solution to Premier Wynnes high price electricity ‘mistake’ was to burn more fossil fuel?

How ironic is it that Kathleen Wynnes’s solution to help those in rural areas suffering energy poverty from sky high electricity bills, is burning fossil fuel?

She wants to bring natural gas to those who rely on clean electricity that has now become too expensive under her governance.

In other words,

Kathleen Wynnes clean, renewable electricity that has been cheaply powering these homes for decades, is now no longer affordable.

They have to convert to burning gas.

From strictly an environmental stand point, how can that be progress?

From a fiscal stand point, due diligence and cost analysis would have saved us all this costly mess.

Why didn’t the premier start with clean energy solutions, such as natural gas, before crippling her people with her extreme ideology and mismanagement?

Because she is a tree hugger, who only sees her daisies!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Budweiser Superbowl ad aimed at Trump immigration policy. Thoughts?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/02/01/budweiser-uses-a-super-bowl-ad-to-tell-an-obscure-immigrant-story-its-own/?utm_term=.95c66406acda

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January 2017


How do we stop white/blued eyed dometic terrorism?

Jan 31, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It has been a troubling weekend that started with a ban on Muslims by US President Trump and ending with a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque.

Citizens were shot point blank while worshiping in the place they should have felt the safest.

Six are dead, many injured.

All Canadians feel a little different today.

This is confirmation full-blown terrorism has landed in Canada.

Except this terrorist didn’t arrive from another part of the world.

He’s not from one of the countries Donald Trump has banned from entering the U.S.

He is a domestic terrorist born and bred right here in Canada.

How long before Donald Trump builds a northern wall between us?

How else will he keep white, blued eyed, barbaric terrorists, (like this one) out of his country?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

What do we know about Quebec shooter Alexandre Bissonnette?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/01/30/quebec-city-mosque-shooting-suspect-described-as-anti-immigrant-troll/

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Blame politicians for troubling times

Jan 30, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Any time you start restricting the free access of people anywhere in the world it is not a positive thing.

We saw that over what weekend as U.S. president Donald Trump put the world on hold while he banned people from 7 Middle Eastern and African countries

from entering America.

The ramifications of such a move will be days, weeks and months in the making.

Especially troubling is the fact that no one from these countries has perpetrated any harm against citizens on American soil.

Ask someone who lived through the Second World War what they think of these times.

Whatever their initial thoughts were on Trump, this is troubling.

What we have seen in the past is that Donald comes in with an iron fist only to open his hand when the truth sets in.

We can only hope this is the case this time.

The sad reality is, this is what the result is when citizens lose faith in their elected establishment.

That’s where the real lesson needs to be learned.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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The world is in a different place this Monday. What next?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/01/30/quebec-city-terrorist-attack-on-mosque-kills-6-injures-8/

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Will another Wynne/O'Leary letter distract from Ontario 150 logo?

Jan 27, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Premier Wynne is going to need to write another letter to Kevin O’Leary to distract us all from the new Ontario 150 logo.

Just like the country, the province wants its own version to celebrate this year, but not too many are happy with the final product.

No it’s not Kathleen Wynne that designed the logo but she did pay for it with your $30K.

Some say that’s a bit pricey for a logo while others say, if that’s what they cost, she should have spent more.

One of the best suggestions was why not have a university/college design competition for the logo complete with bursary.

Too late for that PR moment.

Or perhaps it wouldn’t matter what the logo was…no one would like it.

When you combine the province and 150 years, the thought turns to how long the Liberals have been in power, instead of a birthday party.

Maybe that’s the problem.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Why did Premier Wynne flip flop on Toronto road tolls?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/01/27/ontario-to-deny-torontos-request-to-toll-gardiner-dvp-sources/

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Trump unpredictability becoming predictable

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Monday NAFTA, Tuesday pipelines, Wednesday it was the Mexican wall.

All big projects announced by U.S. President Donald Trump during his first week of office.

So when does the cement and building blocks start arriving at the border?

Apparently soon the Donald will realize it’s not that easy and the costs are bigger thank the problem.

But that seems to be the way the Donald rolls.

Go in hard like a bull in China shop, suck all the energy out of the room and make those left standing feel as if they are lucky to be still drawing breath.

Once they hear his extremes they soften hoping just to survive the encounter.

But like the boy who cries wolf what happens when everyone figures out the strategy?

What then?

Do you not think Ford, GM, Carrier, Boeing and others have not already realized the Donald’s ego is huge and they have to manage it as they do any promotion or advertising campaign?

It’s not taking long for Donald Trump’s unpredictability to become obviously predictable.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Your thoughts on Ontario’s new $30k, 150 logo?

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/01/25/ontarios-150-anniversary-logo-cost-taxpayers-30k.html

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Canada now loves Trump!

Jan 25, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

What a difference a day makes.

One day Canadians are condemning U.S. President Donald Trump, the next day they’re praising him.

What happened?

On Monday Canadians called Trump a protectionist for wanting to reopen NAFTA, by Tuesday its high fives all around for his approval of more pipelines delivering our resources to the U.S.

You could hear the Champaign corks popping all over in Alberta as NDP Premier Rachel Notley could barely contain herself.

PM Justin Trudeau was as equally excited knowing the jobs and money it brings to Canada having talked to Trump promoting the issue.

Could it be this dogs bark is much worse than his bite?

How will Liberals feel making such a deal with the devil?

Canadians won’t know whether to laugh or cry.

It’s amazing what Trump gets done when he takes time to breath between Twitter posts.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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First NAFTA, then pipelines, now the wall. Do Canadians love or hate Trump?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3203773/donald-trump-on-twitter-big-day-ahead-for-national-security-we-will-build-the-wall/

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Alternative fact = fiction

Jan 24, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

On day 1 of Donald Trump’s presidency US press secretary Sean Spicer challenged the media reporting on attendance of the inauguration countering by saying Trumps was the most attended in history.

In defending the press secretary on his incorrect information Trump councillor Kelly Anne Conway told the interviewer the press secretary, “gave alternative facts to that.”

What is an “alternative fact”?

Either the information is true or false.

Either it was the most attended inauguration in the world or it wasn’t.

Fact, unlike opinion, is not left up to interpretation.

Interpretation is based on fact. Not the other way around.

We may interpret facts differently but that doesn’t change the originating truth or reality.

Trumps message is the sort of dialogue you hear from a telemarketer, door to door salesman or other flim flam man, not a president.

And “alternative fact” is a fancy way of saying ‘fiction’.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Why does Wynne keep losing money to contraband cigarettes when she is broke?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3199740/almost-one-third-of-cigarettes-sold-in-ontario-are-contraband-study/

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45th U.S. President,Day 1: The Donald concerned about 'size'

Jan 23, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

How do you like it so far?

That is America under the lead of Donald Trump.

I guess the question of how The Donald’s White House will operate has been answered pretty quickly.

His very thin skin and fat ego have followed him through the front doors.

Whether you are a supporter, or not, for him and his press secretary to spend the first day of his presidency debating the size of the crowd at his inagragation is beyond bizarre.

Not to mention his first meeting with the CIA where he proclaimed his love for the intelligence agency and blamed the media for making up the fact he compared them to Nazis on Twitter.

He has won the election, he is in the chair, he is the grand poohbah; why would you care what the size of the crowd was?

Why does he care what the media says about him? Why does he care who does not like him or what they say about him?

Why not use your time to calm and comfort the people, rather than further whip them into a frenzy about size?

Who cares? Who cares? Who cares?

At what point do we hear some substance from this man, instead of another episode of a wacky Hollywood reality show?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

What are ‘alternate facts’?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/22/kellyanne-conway-says-donald-trumps-team-has-alternate-facts-which-pretty-much-says-it-all/?utm_term=.ecf0e72f5cea

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