Friday, December 30, 2016

Are You Taking Your Life In Your Own Hands If You Go To The Tournament Of Roses Parade In Pasadena?

Bill Cosby will not be there this year.
Mod: I have to go to work on January 2nd, so for the first time in years I will not be able to attend the big parade in Pasadena. However, according to this frightening missive found on the Pasadena Weekly website (link), that might all be for the best. Apparently the City of Pasadena has prepared itself for a full-on parade apocalypse.

Focus on Safety: As in years past, “the Pasadena Police Department is well prepared for the 2017 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game,” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez. “We are working with local, state and federal law enforcement officials to ensure the events are as safe as possible,” said Sanchez said.

As of the last week of December, there were no known threats to the game or the parade, the chief said.

Besides the regular police presence, much like last year there will be a dozen so-called rapid response teams, ground-level and air surveillance that can monitor the entire parade route, and officers using license plate scanners.

Other agencies taking part in the policing the event include the California Highway Patrol, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service.

Also like last year, no-fly zones over the parade and the Rose Bowl have been imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Drones are also prohibited at the parade and the game.

Along the parade route, tents, sofas and boxes of any type that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited. Unoccupied chairs are not allowed and will be removed.

Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas, and violators may be cited or arrested. Police will also crack down on use of silly string, as well as marshmallow and tortilla throwing along the route. Umbrellas are also banned. Spectators are encouraged to wear ponchos due to the cold weather. According to extended weather forecasts, it should be cloudy and in the upper 50s on Jan. 2, the day of the game and parade.

Mod: You can read the rest of this article by clicking on the link supplied above. I am not sure if the bans on tortilla throwing and silly string are going to be enough. I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens. There is also this highly dire sounding information provided by the Pasadena Star News (link):

Pasadena police barricading 56 routes to Rose Parade with water-filled barriers to prevent truck attacks: The Pasadena Police Department will lock down 56 streets near the Rose Parade this year with water barricades, police cruisers and armed officers in an attempt to prevent a truck attack similar to deadly incidents in Berlin, Germany and Nice, France.

Though no known threats exist, Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said the Rose Parade’s heightened and constantly evolving security is now the norm for the annual New Year’s celebration, which attracts hundreds of thousands from around the world.

The parade, which is normally on New Year’s Day, is on Monday, Jan. 2 this year due to the Tournament of Roses’ “never on a Sunday” rule.

“This will be very obvious to you when you arrive at the parade route,” Sanchez said Wednesday at a press conference detailing local and federal authorities efforts to secure the event.

The city is installing the barriers on side streets beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday. The parade route won’t close until 7 a.m., Monday.

Sanchez said the decision to use barricades is in response to previous incidents throughout the world.

In July, a terrorist killed 86 people in Nice, France after driving into a large crowd watching fireworks on Bastille Day. Then on Dec. 19, a man in a semi-truck struck and killed 12 people at a Christmas Market in Berlin. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for both attacks.

To prevent a similar attack in Pasadena, the city is closing off all 56 streets that connect to the parade route, Sanchez said.

“We’re trying to take the speed out of the equation,” Sanchez said of the barricades.

Mod: The rest of this article is available at the link supplied above.

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50 comments:

  1. Iam surprized that wearing poncho's was suggested. A Terriost could hide a multitude of sins under that garb.

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    1. What a paranoid thing to think

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    2. Paranoia will be very stylish in 2017.

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    3. Paranoia is a new scent from Ivanka. It smells like sweat.

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    4. It's not paranoia - it's a realistic assessment of the world we live in. It is just a matter of time before some terrorist organization figures out just how inept we are at security measures at the many, many crowd gathering events we participate in.

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    5. Absolutely right, 4:43. Not unlike the purposes Muslim women's clothing have been put to.

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    6. Americans have not seen the kinds of things Europeans have.

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    7. Yes kinda like a warm heavy coat or blanket except waterproof any point to your statement or just paranoid babble? Americans have not seen the kinds of things Europeans have and ponchos are still legal in all of Europe as is Muslim garb.
      Remember 911 3,000 souls perished we have seen things like Europeans. Selective memory?

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    8. I think 8:47 was referring to the trucks discussed in the Star News piece. Be gentle, please.

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    9. Oklahoma bombing? Olympics bombing? Boston bombing? Countless mass shootings. We've seen plenty.

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  2. It would be a perfect location for a "Reichstag Fire."

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  3. KREMLIN NAMES TRUMP EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/kremlin-names-trump-employee-of-the-month

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  4. Seems like every Tattler article has to have a Trump post. He's got nothing to do with the Rose Parade. I'm a long time Tattler reader and I'm tired of reading about Trump!

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    1. If you're a long time Tattler reader, I bet you know what the Mod will say to your comment.

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    2. Trump is the 8 million pound gorilla in the room. A once in a lifetime event that could end up having disastrous effects, even on our little world. Kind of hard to avoid.

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    3. Suicide is an option

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    4. Suicide is a good example of working against your own interest.

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    5. Unfortunately it is also a mess that somebody else will have clean up. Very thoughtless.

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    6. Remember the fellow at last years parade who hired the anti-trump skywriting airplane? That was great

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    7. Now Trump is in a position to shoot that plane down.

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  5. So tired of Obama. He would bring the chairs and marshmallows to the reichstag fire at the R. Parade !

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    1. Yes, Obama's intelligence, erudition, statesmanship, and overall calm and gentlemanly approach to the Presidency is boring. Don't worry, 8:38, you'll soon be entertained by the celebrity you worship.

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    2. That's about the dumbest thing ever posted here

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    3. Really? I always thought that honor was reserved for you.

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    4. Well played 7:33... you win this time.

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    5. If the cap fits.

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  6. In Europe the word Terriost is acknowledged as the cowards doing the killing of innocents. In Obama's America he says the same thing about Terriosts, that the Moderator of the Tattler says about Trump comments.

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    1. Do you have examples, or is this merely casual slander.

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    2. Alt-Right babble.The Anon just puts Obama and terrorist in a sentence and spews it out

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    3. Must have one of those "Made in Moscow" microchips in his neck.

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    4. Drone strikes, false-flag invasions, CIA coups, supporting dictators, sanctions, mass bombing- the us has killed plenty of innocents. Terrorism is blowback from decades of bad foreign policy.

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    5. 7:23, read The Looming Tower for a history of the Muslim extremists. Origins, Egypt in the early part of the 1900's. Sure our idiotic interference has contributed to the chaos, but it didn't cause it.

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  7. No longer can this world, or this country; afford not to be paranoid or realistic about the mindset of terrorists.
    Happy New Year. New era of being aware of your surroundings.
    Sad to see the barriers blocking each street on the parade route, but it has now become a way of life. Protecting innocents againts those that don't respect life but honor death instead to make their statements.

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    1. Great comment. Thanks.

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    2. “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”

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    3. If you voted for trump you are not innocent.

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    4. I can definitely afford not to be paranoid. It's another mechanism of government control over you. No time for such nonsense.

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  8. Mormon Tabernacle Choir Member Quits Rather Than Perform for Trump: 'I Could Never Look Myself in the Mirror Again with Self Respect'
    http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/mormon-tabernacle-choir-member-quits-rather-perform-trump-i-could-never-look-myself

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  9. What's with the need for entertainment from the transition of Presidency? I' m looking forward to less Hollywood smoke and mirrors.

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    1. You'll have to ask Trumpski. He's the one whining about it.

      Report: Trump Is Livid That No Higher-Than-D-List Entertainers Are Willing To Perform At His Inauguration
      https://www.yahoo.com/music/report-trump-livid-no-higher-161500695.html

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    2. Then why did you for a reality TV star? Fool... trumps entire campaign was smoke and mirrors. No platform of substance

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  10. So did the man Trump so greatly admires order a cowardly hit on a U.S. citizen?

    http://www.newsweek.com/russia-anna-politkovskaya-murder-death-investigation-frozen-507411

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  11. Hey Mod, the picture you posted with the article gave me an idea. I bet Bill Cosby would say "Yes" to Trump's request for entertainment. They're bros, ya know.

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    1. Too bad Art Linkletter and Mr. Rogers couldn't be there for that shindig as well.

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  12. He's baaaaaack....

    http://encinitasundercover.blogspot.com/2016/12/brandenburg-mosca-marotta-apply-for.html

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  13. It seems awfully a lot like a police state nowadays.

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  14. Any large public gathering is a potential target these days - vigilance is called for.

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