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Author: TriSec    Date: 11/28/2017 10:53:55

Good Morning.

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Ask a Vet for a little history today.


On November 28, 1942...near the site of the present Revere Hotel here in Boston there was once a popular nightclub called the Cocoanut Grove.

I've already written a blog about this one
, 8 years ago now, so I won't actually rehash much of the detail.

But it is ocassionally part of my tour, so I want you all to think about this.

The next time you're in a public building, take a look around. See all those lighted emergency exit signs? If the building has a revolving door, you'll notice emergency doors on either side, or if not, the central section collapses so you can use that as an exit. All the doors in any public building now open outward so you can get out quickly in a panic situation.

All of these reforms came about as a result of the Cocoanut Grove fire. 492 people were killed that evening, and the Boston fire marshall estimated that perhaps 300 more could have gotten out if the building was set up with proper exits.

Of course, there's been some commemorations around the city. A handful of survivors were at the Revere Hotel over the weekend to see a new film about the fire.

There is a large photo spread on WCVB as well. If you're leafing through the pictures, note what's left of the bandstand and the dance floor. My grandfather was almost there; he was a member of the house orchestra during the summer of '42, but wound up quitting a mere two weeks before the fire to take care of his wife and newborn baby (my mother) as grandma was having a difficult post-partum recovery.

Of all the musicians working at the club that evening, only three of them lived to tell the tale.

Of course there were many legal repercussions and lawsuits after the fire, and like so many things in the United States, it took massive tragedy before any true reform took place. A lesson we have seemed to have forgotten regarding guns, but that's a blog for another day.

But given our propensity to memorialize everything these days, the fire itself is actually strangely unknown in this city, and has somehow failed to enter National Consciousness like many other disasters. The only notice of it at all is this small plaque, embedded in the street, down a side alley a block from the actual site of the fire. (The actual location is now a parking lot - it was never renovated after the fire.)

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Comment by Scoopster on 11/28/2017 13:40:01
Mornin' all..

When the hell are these damned grifters at Project Veritas gonna be arrested for their fraud?

Comment by wickedpam on 11/28/2017 14:00:57
Morning

Comment by Scoopster on 11/28/2017 14:31:05



Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2017 14:39:00


36:00 in, apropos to today's blog.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/28/2017 14:43:13
Quote by Scoopster:




That is a good question. Personally I think Bannon sent PV after the Post to defend Moore. Cause if Moore wins he can proclaim himself a king maker, if not then he's a failure.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2017 14:44:26
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Scoopster:




That is a good question. Personally I think Bannon sent PV after the Post to defend Moore. Cause if Moore wins he can proclaim himself a king maker, if not then he's a failure.



From Wonkette this morning:

James O’Keefe Steps On His Dick (Again). Wonkagenda For Tues., Nov. 28, 2017


Comment by Scoopster on 11/28/2017 14:46:43
BTW guys, something feels like it's coming.. there's lots of people who've in the past week have gone from being outspoken sources of info & resistance to being totally quiet or basically saying nothing but 'just wait for it'. And then today we head that Keith Olbermann is shutting down his podcast & Joe Scarborough is selectively pruning his tweet history.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/28/2017 14:51:08
Quote by Scoopster:
BTW guys, something feels like it's coming.. there's lots of people who've in the past week have gone from being outspoken sources of info & resistance to being totally quiet or basically saying nothing but 'just wait for it'. And then today we head that Keith Olbermann is shutting down his podcast & Joe Scarborough is selectively pruning his tweet history.



This seems very foreboding, and not in the tRUmp is a treasonous bastard and they have proof sort of way.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 14:54:56
Good morning!

Nice post today, Tri!

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 14:56:27
Quote by Scoopster:
BTW guys, something feels like it's coming.. there's lots of people who've in the past week have gone from being outspoken sources of info & resistance to being totally quiet or basically saying nothing but 'just wait for it'. And then today we head that Keith Olbermann is shutting down his podcast & Joe Scarborough is selectively pruning his tweet history.

I know you and I follow similar people, and I have been sensing this as well.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 14:58:09
I love this twitter account.






Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 15:02:11
Comment by Scoopster on 11/28/2017 15:04:19

I actually haven't had the chance. Work is way too busy to be able to give it my full attention, and at home I STILL don't have working internet & my phone data is all burnt up for the month.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 15:12:09
Quote by Scoopster:

I actually haven't had the chance. Work is way too busy to be able to give it my full attention, and at home I STILL don't have working internet & my phone data is all burnt up for the month.
man, that sucks, Scoop.

Well, anyway, based on the unedited video from WaPo, I found out where the veritas NY offices are.


Mamaroneck, NY -- along or near Hoyt Avenue.



Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2017 15:15:50
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:

I actually haven't had the chance. Work is way too busy to be able to give it my full attention, and at home I STILL don't have working internet & my phone data is all burnt up for the month.
man, that sucks, Scoop.

Well, anyway, based on the unedited video from WaPo, I found out where the veritas NY offices are.


Mamaroneck, NY -- along or near Hoyt Avenue.




Right from their website:

Drop us a line...
Telephone: (914) 908-2300

1214 West Boston Post Road, No. 148
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Comment by Scoopster on 11/28/2017 15:44:15
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:

I actually haven't had the chance. Work is way too busy to be able to give it my full attention, and at home I STILL don't have working internet & my phone data is all burnt up for the month.
man, that sucks, Scoop.

Well, anyway, based on the unedited video from WaPo, I found out where the veritas NY offices are.


Mamaroneck, NY -- along or near Hoyt Avenue.



Right from their website:

Drop us a line...
Telephone: (914) 908-2300

1214 West Boston Post Road, No. 148
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Why do I get the feeling that's the address of the UPS Store in that strip mall?

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2017 15:53:53
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:

I actually haven't had the chance. Work is way too busy to be able to give it my full attention, and at home I STILL don't have working internet & my phone data is all burnt up for the month.
man, that sucks, Scoop.

Well, anyway, based on the unedited video from WaPo, I found out where the veritas NY offices are.


Mamaroneck, NY -- along or near Hoyt Avenue.



Right from their website:

Drop us a line...
Telephone: (914) 908-2300

1214 West Boston Post Road, No. 148
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Why do I get the feeling that's the address of the UPS Store in that strip mall?



I'm pretty sure you are right, Scoop.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/28/2017 15:58:45
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:

I actually haven't had the chance. Work is way too busy to be able to give it my full attention, and at home I STILL don't have working internet & my phone data is all burnt up for the month.
man, that sucks, Scoop.

Well, anyway, based on the unedited video from WaPo, I found out where the veritas NY offices are.


Mamaroneck, NY -- along or near Hoyt Avenue.



Right from their website:

Drop us a line...
Telephone: (914) 908-2300

1214 West Boston Post Road, No. 148
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Why do I get the feeling that's the address of the UPS Store in that strip mall?



I'm pretty sure you are right, Scoop.



Google maps

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2017 16:02:56
It looks like it's near a Sleepy's that has gone out of business. O'Keefe needs to be locked up so bad. One America News and RT have joined Fox News in promoting his bullshit.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 16:08:07
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:

I actually haven't had the chance. Work is way too busy to be able to give it my full attention, and at home I STILL don't have working internet & my phone data is all burnt up for the month.
man, that sucks, Scoop.

Well, anyway, based on the unedited video from WaPo, I found out where the veritas NY offices are.


Mamaroneck, NY -- along or near Hoyt Avenue.



Right from their website:

Drop us a line...
Telephone: (914) 908-2300

1214 West Boston Post Road, No. 148
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Why do I get the feeling that's the address of the UPS Store in that strip mall?



I'm pretty sure you are right, Scoop.



Google maps



Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 16:09:04
Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 16:11:18




Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 16:11:50
Keep an eye out for Tom Arnold on twitter....

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2017 16:19:46
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:

I actually haven't had the chance. Work is way too busy to be able to give it my full attention, and at home I STILL don't have working internet & my phone data is all burnt up for the month.
man, that sucks, Scoop.

Well, anyway, based on the unedited video from WaPo, I found out where the veritas NY offices are.


Mamaroneck, NY -- along or near Hoyt Avenue.



Right from their website:

Drop us a line...
Telephone: (914) 908-2300

1214 West Boston Post Road, No. 148
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Why do I get the feeling that's the address of the UPS Store in that strip mall?



I'm pretty sure you are right, Scoop.



Google maps



What do you think we've been looking at?

That is a klassy location, Jimmy.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 16:32:31
this is wierd.





Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 16:35:47
Quote by Raine:
this is wierd.



someone posted this link in that thread:

Now, though, it appears Heimbach has finally had his tete-a-tete with a member of one of Russia’s more notable nationalist movements. Speaking with ThinkProgress, Heimbach revealed that he had spent time earlier this month in both Washington, D.C., and Gettysburg, Pa., with a representative from the Russian Imperial Movement.




Comment by Scoopster on 11/28/2017 16:45:47



Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 16:54:52
#Zarrab Flipped in the Turkey/iran/Flynn Case.

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2017 17:08:54
It's interesting to see how both the religious right and the American Fascist movement have become so entwined with people who want to return to the "glory" of Czarist Russia.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 17:12:47
Quote by Raine:
#Zarrab Flipped in the Turkey/iran/Flynn Case.

here is the story.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/28/2017 17:36:30
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
#Zarrab Flipped in the Turkey/iran/Flynn Case.

here is the story.



There are too many players in this - who is Zarrab again? Was he the guy Flynn was supposed to kidnap for Turkey?

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 18:50:30
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
#Zarrab Flipped in the Turkey/iran/Flynn Case.

here is the story.



There are too many players in this - who is Zarrab again? Was he the guy Flynn was supposed to kidnap for Turkey?
The kidnap guy lives in the Poconos. HE's Gulen:

Embarrassing revelations of corruption or criminal activity are sure to further stress ties, already at their worst in recent history. Turkey blames Fethullah Gulen, an elderly Muslim cleric who’s been based in the U.S. since 1999, for the 2016 coup attempt against Erdogan. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is said to be under investigation for allegedly plotting to seize Gulen and deliver him to Turkish officials. Further complicating the situation, Turkey hired two close allies Trump -- former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey -- to try to broker a resolution of the case that’s reaching trial.




Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 18:52:43
NK just launched another ICBM.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 19:13:41
OMG, this is hysterical.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2017 19:26:46
Quote by Raine:
OMG, this is hysterical.



Ebeneezer Scrooge as a Lars von Trier character.




Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 19:30:54
Quote by Raine:
this is wierd.



This is problematic.


Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 19:31:23
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
OMG, this is hysterical.



Ebeneezer Scrooge as a Lars von Trier character.


I thought of you when I posted this.

OMG!


Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 19:45:01
Quote by Raine:
NK just launched another ICBM.
Follow this story.


Comment by BobR on 11/28/2017 19:47:41
The Navajo Nation was not pleased
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPsTw6qVoAAinFm.jpg


Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 19:54:31





Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 19:56:19
Quote by BobR:
The Navajo Nation was not pleased
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPsTw6qVoAAinFm.jpg



Comment by wickedpam on 11/28/2017 19:56:29
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Why do I think this is going to be a potpourri of crazy?

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2017 20:50:42
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
#Zarrab Flipped in the Turkey/iran/Flynn Case.

here is the story.



There are too many players in this - who is Zarrab again? Was he the guy Flynn was supposed to kidnap for Turkey?
The kidnap guy lives in the Poconos. HE's Gulen:

Embarrassing revelations of corruption or criminal activity are sure to further stress ties, already at their worst in recent history. Turkey blames Fethullah Gulen, an elderly Muslim cleric who’s been based in the U.S. since 1999, for the 2016 coup attempt against Erdogan. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is said to be under investigation for allegedly plotting to seize Gulen and deliver him to Turkish officials. Further complicating the situation, Turkey hired two close allies Trump -- former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey -- to try to broker a resolution of the case that’s reaching trial.







Comment by Scoopster on 11/28/2017 20:55:55


I haven't heard from the property manager & he said he'd let me know if he was able to get in touch with the new tenants across the hall from me about my cable line. So I decided to call the office.

Apparently he never told anyone about it, because the woman at the office had no idea what I was talking about. In fact, she flat out asked me why I was skimming cable from the other apartment (?!?!?!!?!). So I had to explain to her how the building is wired. Then she asked why I had it wired that way.

I literally almost dropped my phone on the damn asphalt in disbelief at the level of incompetence being displayed by this realty company.

Comment by Scoopster on 11/28/2017 21:15:50
"I'll take care of it" ?

I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT?!!?!?!

HE IS GOING TO GET MILLIONS OF PEOPLE KILLED.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2017 21:27:23
Quote by Scoopster:
"I'll take care of it" ?

I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT?!!?!?!

HE IS GOING TO GET MILLIONS OF PEOPLE KILLED.


Is this in reference to the Glorious People's Democratic Republic of North Korea?

Comment by Scoopster on 11/28/2017 21:38:54
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
"I'll take care of it" ?

I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT?!!?!?!

HE IS GOING TO GET MILLIONS OF PEOPLE KILLED.

Is this in reference to the Glorious People's Democratic Republic of North Korea?

Yeeep.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2017 21:42:25
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
"I'll take care of it" ?

I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT?!!?!?!

HE IS GOING TO GET MILLIONS OF PEOPLE KILLED.

Is this in reference to the Glorious People's Democratic Republic of North Korea?

Yeeep.



https://m.popkey.co/5e01db/76lZb.gif


Comment by BobR on 11/28/2017 22:34:55
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Why do I think this is going to be a potpourri of crazy?

Because it's a day that ends in "Y"?