• AdLib : Oh no! Hope it’s not too bad! Thanks Fergie1 and you have a great weekend too!

  • Fergie1 : Yes AdLib. A Very Good Night to you and it’s almost sundowner hour here! Thank you for your great thoughts. Have a lovely weekend Ad. Byeee!

  • Fergie1 : Thanks so much Ad. Yeah, I’ve apparently cracked the ball of my femur….oh joy! I won’t moan about it because I’ve had worse events in 2012 and 2011!! So it’s ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ at this stage. I might change my mind next week when I hear what the next step (so to speak!)is.

  • AdLib : Well, looks like it’s about that time to close the Vox Pop bar for the night (or day, for you Fergie1). Wishing everyone a great weekend!

  • AdLib : About time to do that cloud seeding thing and force it to rain!

  • Fergie1 : I know Ad. I’me seeing the fires in Cali, even near my beloved SF. Awful. We’ve had about 100 fires burning in Victoria. But nice and cool today – Yipee!

  • AdLib : 3rd MRI Fergie? Hope you’re doing okay.

  • Fergie1 : Cheers Murph! SO good to see you here – you’re a wise man. Please take care and hope you weather the medical journey without too much worry. Me? Going for my third MRI on Tuesday!

  • AdLib : Keep cool, Fergie. We’re like a mirror image of Australia out here in Cali. Winter for us and it’s shorts weather.

  • AdLib : Night CL! Sleep well and have a lovely weekend!

  • Fergie1 : A very Good Night KT. Lively discussion for sure. Not sure I’ll be able to join you tomorrow. Lots to be done after a week of 109-111F temps in Melbourne and even with A/C, not much got done. Take care.

  • AdLib : Fergie1 – Nothing to feel bad about, we should have higher expectations for the world, especially once we learn first hand how many great, smart people there are out there and how much we have in common.

  • choicelady : I think I’m toddling off to bed, too. Long and busy week with more to come. Be well everyone! Good night!

  • choicelady : good night, Murph. Be and stay WELL. I’m sorry they couldn’t find what’s wrong, but if you’re living a good life, then maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t matter? You are SO in my heart!

  • AdLib : All the best back to you, Murph. Hope you have a good night’s sleep and a great weekend!

  • AdLib : Truly my pleasure, KT!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Just checking in and out – time for bed. Whoever is left….the best.

  • Fergie1 : Ad, that I did! And I am forever grateful. The down side, if there is one, is that I expect more of the world in which we live. I’m certainly no Pollyanna though!

  • KillgoreTrout : Hope to see you there Ad, and thank you again for your kind words regarding my poetry.

  • KillgoreTrout : Would love it CL.

  • AdLib : Night Killgore! See you over the weekend on the music thread!

  • choicelady : KT – good night! See you on the Music Thread tomorrow!

  • KillgoreTrout : Wow, quite a lively night here on VOX. I wish you all a great weekend, and thanks for some enlightening discussion. Take care folks!

  • choicelady : KT – the prominent people (Gabby Giffords?) do get the press, but the deaths are far more numerous than you’d know from MSM. It happens regularly to people of color, to Muslims, to liberals, to a many who take strong stands for democracy and justice.

  • choicelady : AdLib – luckily, we have no say in it all! But the local Egyptians here in Sacramento also seem hopeful. That’s all I can tell you.

  • KillgoreTrout : CL, I had not considered those, as I should have. I was thinking more along the lines of prominent political and social people, like MLK, JFK and RFK and Malcolm X.

  • AdLib : CL – I’ll wait and see on Egypt but I’m not sold right now that this is all going to turn out for the best.

  • choicelady : KT – actually a sixth person I knew, not well, was murdered here two years ago. He was Sikh and shot dead in the street probably taken to be a Muslim. I met him at their temple after some vandalism, and he said he was scared a lot. Then – his death showed he had reason. They never caught the shooter.

  • Fergie1 : Yes CL, I was very lucky and treasure how lucky I was. I have always said that if only everyone could have had that experience. I’m not sure that it even exists today. I have some wonderful memories and stories….too long for this forum.

  • choicelady : AdLib – most of the people in Egypt interviewed were pretty strong on how much hope they had now. I leave it to them.

  • AdLib : Fergie – Sounds like a fascinating childhood you had!

  • AdLib : CL – I’m not up on the details of Egypt’s Constitution but one problem with it is it allows Sisi, the head of the armed forces, to become President. Don’t know how good it is for Egypt to have another military leader holding the reins of power.