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Sunday, April 09, 2023

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy... an Oscar winning Pakistani movie director, has been signed up to direct a Star Wars movie. Bye Bye Star Wars.


Yeah, yer up...

This is the age of AI... why bother little old me for answers?

This is what it said:

According to the World Bank, Trkiye has pursued ambitious reforms and enjoyed high growth rates between 2002 and 2017 that propelled the country to the higher reaches of upper-middle-income status and reduced poverty. The share of people below the US$5.50 per day poverty line fell by three quarters to 8.5 percent between 2002 and 2018. However, productivity growth has slowed as reform momentum has waned over the past decade, and efforts have turned to supporting growth with credit booms and demand stimulus, intensifying internal and external vulnerabilities. High private sector debt, persistent current account deficits, high inflation, and high unemployment have been exacerbated by macro-financial instability since August 2018.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also severely affected the Turkish economy, which grew by only 5.6 percent in 2022, down from 11.4 percent the previous year. The consumer price index rose 61 percent year on year in March 2023, the highest level since March 2002. Food costs rose 70 percent year on year, energy costs rose almost 103 percent, and transport costs rose 99 percent. The producer price index rose almost 115 percent year on year in March 2023. The war in Ukraine has also increased the pressure on commodity prices for a country that imports almost all of its oil and natural gas supplies.

In summary, the Turkish economy has made significant progress in the last 20 years, but it is also facing serious challenges and uncertainties in the current context.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 5/29/2023

India Official Drains Entire Dam to Retrieve Phone

Music works where words fail.

So why did he drain the damn dam and waste all that precious water? Because:

Even minor two-bit politicians in the Indo-Pak Subcontinent think they are royalty and their word is law.

Democracy has brought nothing but corruption and misery.


How old is that girl riding the bike? 12?

Blue collar folk love dangerous entertainment... the rest of us play video games.

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