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Pepsidog's Journal
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May 1, 2022

A bit off topic but I have become addicted to Turkish historical series. The shows can be found on

You Tube and by googling Turkish shows. The acting is as good, if not better, than American actors. Each episode runs 2-21/2 hours without commercials and one series has about 169 episodes. The historical dramas tell the story of the creation of the Ottoman Empire from a tribe to the end of empire after WWI. I have learned a great deal about entire region the encompassed the Ottoman Empire which is relevant today especially in the Balkans and Middle East. It’s subtitles but easy to follow. As I watched this clip I immediately recognized the actors were speaking Turkish. Anyway, it’s great television for those who are interested. The series about Suleiman The Magnificent, Sultan Abdul Hamid II, and Ertrugal were all top notch. Some shows can be found on Netflix. Google watch Turkish Tv series or Kayifamilytv.com and many other sites where you can watch the shows free. Also, I have a much better understanding of the Islamic Faith after watching these shows.

April 18, 2022

What is somewhat clear is that the Facebook technical people on the front lines were

pissed and tired of Facebook talking the talk but not doing more. Moreover, I just read an op-Ed by a computer science college student in the Phila Inquirer. The author was a female who got hooked on Tik Tok during the pandemic. As she explored Tik Tok especially the cooking videos she noticed the algorithm taking her to places she would have never ventured like videos by fitness people who count every calorie as an example. She became obsessed by this body culture she never knew about and found herself hating her body and turning to purging after eating. She equated it to someone on Facebook reading a fringe right wing article that next directed people to places they would usually never look like Q sites thus driving people down the rabbit hole of insanity, disinformation, and conspiracy theories.

April 4, 2022

Gen. Wesley Clarke said in a recent interview the West may as well arm Ukraine to the teeth as they

are willing to fight Russian forces so better take care of them now rather than later. According to Clarke. Putin won’t stop at Ukraine so we are going to need to confront him at some point so better to do it now than later when American lives maybe in jeopardy. That oped is terrifying. It lays the foundation for the justification for complete genocide of the Ukrainian people under the banner of “denazification”. Russians aren’t trying to hide their intention to eliminate the country of Ukraine. The op says a separate Ukrainian country is not sustainable. This is pure psycho babble. Putin has lost his mind.

April 4, 2022

The msm is ethically, morally, and professionally compromised and a slave to ratings and personal

profit. For the most part they sold their soul for a buck. After 4 years of easy stories, lots of people willing to talk, it’s much harder to be a reporter or journalist now that we have a real administration. Trump was like crack for journalists, with easy breaking stories multiple times a day. After Trump who wants to do a boring story about a president or administration doing their jobs. Good news doesn’t sell so they continue to grasp at the low hanging fruit covering the hopelessly corrupt republicans who never fail to deliver quackery.

April 4, 2022

Fox has gone too far and there must be a coordinated effort to deal with them. Fox has

done so much harm to this country and it seems as if they can say or do anything with impunity. It’s no longer about the 1st Amendment, it’s now more of a national security issue. If Fox were handing out poison pills that damaged a person’s mind would our government allow it? Fox has become not only a national security threat but a public health threat as well and should be treated as such. When a company with tens of millions of viewers sets about to sow division and discord within American society with the assistance of a hostile foreign government, just like any other product, doesn’t the government have a duty to take action. Fox is an anti-American company that has done more harm to Americans than any other product in American history and I believe mental health experts would agree that Fox propaganda is a public hazard that has caused millions of people to be unable to distinguish between fact and fiction and Jan 6 is just the latest example of the threat that Fox poses to the national security of the USA. Fox has no God given right, nor does the Constitution allow, a media company unlimited power to say or do whatever it wants while hiding behind the 1st Amendment. Until Fox is dealt with our democracy will continue to be in danger.

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