Vox Populi, our weekly live chat about the week’s events begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT. Hope to see you then! AdLib 3 hours ago

Hey Khirad! AdLib 2 hours ago

I got some chores to do, I’ll be back later. I know everyone is itching for my take on Afghanistan (I flatter myself) – be back in 15 or a half. Khirad 2 hours ago

Sounds good! See you then! AdLib 2 hours ago

Hey PPO! AdLib 2 hours ago

PPO – Are you two still doing well after your vax? AdLib 2 hours ago

Hi Ad. Khirad. Entire State will lock down as of 1 pm this afternoon, 2 hours notice! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Awful but better than being in FL or TX and having Covidpalooza. AdLib 2 hours ago

Has NZ locked down or just shut down the borders? AdLib 2 hours ago

Ad, thank you, yes. No side effects so far for me. Fergie had a couple of days with deep chills but they’re gone now. Apparently 28 days is the charm. If no clots or problems in that time, all is fine. pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Sorry, this is the Astra Zenica stuff pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Sorry Fergie had to deal with that but good to hear there were no severe side effects. AdLib 2 hours ago

Right, that’s all you can get in Australia, right? AdLib 2 hours ago

Hi Angela! AdLib 2 hours ago

hi Angela Bridgman 2 hours ago

how ya doing, ad? Angela Bridgman 2 hours ago

wassup, Khirad, PPO? Angela Bridgman 2 hours ago

Pretty well, Angela. Had a local but enjoyable few days vacation and feeling good. AdLib 2 hours ago

Covidpalooza was in Chicago. I know, I am originally from Chicago Angela Bridgman 2 hours ago

No pfizer and Moderna now trickling in, but being kept for the rich, powerful and connected! Us old farts get the AZ! pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Hi angela pinkpantheroz 2 hours ago

Angela – Yep but using that term for non-music-festival-related-Repub-states too. AdLib 2 hours ago

Fuck the rich, goddam bastards always keep the good shit for themselves….selfish bastards Angela Bridgman 2 hours ago

One flight out of Kabul – 700 people. 4 aussie flights out of Kabul 50! Disgraceful. Too little too late pinkpantheroz an hour ago

Evening all (Glday, PPO). How are you? choicelady an hour ago

I got two Pfizer shots, and will get a booster as soon as the gov’t says I am eligible, I will be right there rolling up my sleeve, hell yes…COVID scares the literal fuck out of me Angela Bridgman an hour ago

Hi, CL! pinkpantheroz an hour ago

It couldn’t be clearer why the 1% are pushing for authoritarianism that they control, the divide between them and the 99% is getting past the point of people accepting it. AdLib an hour ago

Hey CL! AdLib an hour ago

Hey PPO! Hi Ad, Angela, Khirad, too! choicelady an hour ago

When do we finally get to drag out the torches and pitchforks, Ad? Mine are ready and can’t wait to use them Angela Bridgman an hour ago

After thirty years of a shit life because of them…I want a pound of flesh! Angela Bridgman an hour ago

And I know I am not alone Angela Bridgman an hour ago

PPO – That is very disappointing, all the focus on the US flying out Afghans who helped against the Taliban while US allies do very little. AdLib an hour ago

Angela – against whom will you use the pitchforks and torches because I did during the last four years. Not so interested in it now. choicelady an hour ago

Well, some allies ought to be taking in refugees at least temporarily Angela Bridgman an hour ago

speed up the process of getting folks out. Seven hours flights out delayed because the drop point in Qatar at capacity Angela Bridgman an hour ago

Angela – my understanding is Canada, UK, Qattar, and other places ARE taking refugees. choicelady an hour ago

Allies could provide more drop points Angela Bridgman an hour ago

Yes, but we need more IMMEDIATE DROP POINTS Angela Bridgman an hour ago

So that we do not have to stop flying peeps out again like we did earlier Angela Bridgman an hour ago

Yes, Ad. Our Miserable PM was asked to assist the interpreters and helpers of the Aussie contingent months ago,, but as usual drwagged his feet and is now making excuses why some may not get out. Add of ycourse his Gov’t racism toward non-white refugees and it gets sinister. pinkpantheroz an hour ago

One question – why do we continue to believe that disasters should run as efficiently as businesses? choicelady an hour ago

Angela – Same here, I’m anxious to get my booster shot when it’s time. I have lost all sympathy and patience for anyone who hasn’t gotten the vaccine. Ignorance is no longer an excuse. Let them be the last in line at hospitals behind vaccinated people who get Covid, have strokes or other emergencies. If they insist on being culled from the herd, we can’t stop them. AdLib an hour ago

Ad…I have a better idea…and let me spell this one out… Angela Bridgman an hour ago