current events, uspol, military, iran 

As one of the folks around this place that is old enough to (barely) remember the United States and its relations with the nation of Iran during the last half of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, I would like to offer you some comfort at this time.

I know this seems like A Really Really Bad Thing and, well, it is.

But, honestly, it's always a really really bad thing. Constantly we're collectively having bad things done in our name.

It's unlikely, in my estimation, that this current really really bad thing is going to be the impetus for One Last Final Really Bad Thing For All Time. We've been here before and we've made it through. Don't freak out too much.

Do keep supporting those around you, do keep making sure people have what they need, and do keep letting the world know, as loudly as you choose, when actions are taken in your name that you do not support.

Peace and love to all my siblings around the world. is a server for folks who live in the Portland, OR region. Registration is by invitation only and you can receive an invitation by contacting a member or emailing You must abide by our Code of Conduct.

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