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Comment on Lebanese Minister For The Environment Mohammad El Machnouk Orders Construction of Janna Dam To Stop by josef

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:42

I think this summer we will all drink from our own piss to survive the shortage… and one-eye-sodded bloggers keep debating about the importance of water damns.

Machnouk ordered to stop the damn out of pure political rivalry and spite. if the damn was in Akar and ordered by a minister from the future movement would Machnouk stop it? seriously?

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Comment on Woman Gives Birth on Zalka Highway by HaDy

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:34

Hahahahaha

your comment just made me laugh my ass off. Can’t stop laughing.

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Comment on Achrafieh2020 “Use Your Power” Video Competition by rampurple

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:46

But wasn’t Earth Hour last month?

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Comment on Woman Gives Birth on Zalka Highway by yara

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:20

this proves again that a woman can give birth outside a hospital like it’s been done since centuries ago!

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Comment on Woman Gives Birth on Zalka Highway by nicolette

Thu, 2014-04-17 13:57

haha, It’s not like she can really “hold it in.” When the baby is ready to come, even the five more minutes you need to reach the hospital might not be enough. And let’s be honest, this is Lebanon, what should be a five minute drive could be an hour on our lovely roads!

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Comment on Against Approving The Wage Scale Draft by fabien

Thu, 2014-04-17 13:42

they deserve the raise ! i am not talking about the corruptino in administrations but teachers and the lebanese army have the right to live a decent life too … they are not free to put higher prices on products like many others tradespeople.

You should also know that the lebanese army is forbidden to have a secondary work too. So the raise in salaries should occur and how to compensate it is another question. I agree politician wages should not be as high but its not teachers and lebanese army men that should pay the price. so i would like you to also consider these persons beeing the victim of everyone putting up higher prices on everything just for the fun of it before saying you are glad it didn’t pass.

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Comment on Iceland’s Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) TimeLapse By Karim BouKarim by karim boukarim

Thu, 2014-04-17 10:59

My trip to Iceland was long in the making, with the decision to go taking place in end of 2013. The aim of this trip was to capture the beauty of the Aurora from some of Iceland’s most famous attractions within a timeframe of 7 days. There always was a risk of not being able to capture it, since Iceland’s weather varies on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. In one night, I experienced clouds, snow then crystal clear night skies several times within a couple of hours . In the 7 days I was there, I was only able to see the aurora on 3 nights while the other nights were completely cloudy
This trip involved a lot of research prior to travelling; best period to see the Aurora had to be identified, locations of the attractions and schedule to see them all had to be planned ahead of time, as some of the locations are around 200km apart
I spent a lot of nights camping near the car while taking photos and preparing timelapse videos on the side. Aurora hunting requires a lot of patience and pre planning as you have to be ready for it when it appears since the weather does not always permit this. Once the morning comes, I would commute back to the hotel to get some sleep, then head out again the following night to a different location to continue shooting.
While I was there, I was fortunate enough to be several photographers from different countries also capturing the aurora. These interactions were fruitful as they allowed us to exchange and share ideas with each other and compare our photography in Lebanon to theirs. This also allowed me to build contacts for future trips/events
Seeing the Aurora was a dream come true; describing it does not come close to the feeling of seeing it live in front of you for the first time. Being able to capture it and see it was a very satisfying and fulfilling point in my trip and I was fortunate enough to experience it, not once but three times.
Iceland is beautiful, majestic, varied country with lovely people and landscape, one that is worth visiting over and over again.

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Comment on Iceland’s Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) TimeLapse By Karim BouKarim by rita mikael

Thu, 2014-04-17 09:37

very nice timelapse by a very talented lebanese photographer so proud of u and wish u all success coz u deserve it

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Comment on Should Lebanese Celebrate Dubai’s Expo 2020 win? by Gianni

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:56

“The Global Competitiveness Report: Lebanon Infrastructure Ranked 127th Out of 144″

yup Tina…You are so freaking right! Stop advertising yourself. You don’t give a shit about Lebanon. Only your business!!

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Comment on Should Lebanese Celebrate Dubai’s Expo 2020 win? by Tina Kfoury

Wed, 2014-04-16 21:39

For God’s sake… Can’t you see how much we are lucky to be Lebanese and to live and succeed in Lebanon!!! I do understand that Lebanon is unstable but tell me, was Dubai stable in 2010 post the crash? How many of you were just departed to your home countries with nothing? So you nag about politicians? Stop electing them… You nag about low wages? Tell me how much you pay for your apartment instead of enjoying living in the warmth of your family? How many times you eat out cause you don’t wanna cook for yourself? How much you spend on airline tickets just to come breath in Lebanon? How much you spend on schooling? and of course when you get sick you come to Lebanon for treatment…. Ohhhh and I forgot security and stability… I guess the world is no longer a safe place… Tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, and kids with weapons at school…
Lebanon does not need anyone like you! I’m sorry for my bitterness but I’m so much in love with my Lebanon and wish many of you are…

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Comment on Should Lebanese Celebrate Dubai’s Expo 2020 win? by Tina Kfoury

Wed, 2014-04-16 21:18

… And then another crash after the expo 2020….

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Comment on L’Abeille D’or wants some attention by show off

Wed, 2014-04-16 19:55

labeille dor wants some attention… and a great attention they got… you just wrote a blog about them

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Comment on Old Footage (1958) Of The Beirut International Airport by M.

Wed, 2014-04-16 19:06

I am much impressed with the terminal building and the infrastructure the country had back in 1958 when others did not even have roads let alone airports. Also check out the greenery beirut had back then, now that’s impressive how Lebanon develops in time but in the wrong direction unfortunately.

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Comment on Meaning of “I saw you Jackses” by youssef

Wed, 2014-04-16 17:48

i think that it doesnt have a meaning people just say it randomly for example theyre having a argument and in the end one just says eh i saw you jackses

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Comment on The Global Competitiveness Report: Lebanon Infrastructure Ranked 127th Out of 144 by Gianni

Wed, 2014-04-16 14:12

Well here you have it. Heaven on Earth called Lebanon. I guess that’s why when people wake up from their self induced haze; they pack their bags and leave. Better having psychedelic dreams and nostalgia then face life as is.

Happy Pesach

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Comment on FAIL: Tourist Information At The Beirut – Rafic Hariri Airport by nour

Wed, 2014-04-16 12:11

well i couldn’t see the fail cz i was blinded by these rip off prices!!!

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Comment on Nadine Magazine Spot On Cover Page And Headline by Ali Sleeq

Wed, 2014-04-16 11:46

Well it speaks for itself. There’s nothing she won’t do to reach the top.

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Comment on Against Approving The Wage Scale Draft by William

Wed, 2014-04-16 10:52

I totally agree. They could also increase VAT on luxury items ( $100k+ cars, jewelry, luxurious flats, some imported goods, imported fruits and vegetables etc.) and decrease it on necessities ( bread, milk, local dairy, local fruits and vegetables, etc.). This way they would be benefiting the local economy, reducing the strain on the low-income class, and making the high income class pay for the luxuries they choose to buy. It is only fair.

I also strongly agree on that cigarettes should be sold at like $10 or $15 a pack, even more. People smoke, get sick because of smoking, and finally get hospitalized on the government’s expense. Increasing the price of the cigarettes would bring the following benefits:
1. Smokers would be indirectly paying the price of their treatment to the government, as they choose to smoke and get sick despite all the warnings.
2. The construction workers would stop smoking too as they will no longer be able to afford it. (they could stay healthy, and more productive and efficient. They already put their lives at risk, no need to further increase this risk because of smoking)
3. Less cigarette buds would be thrown on the streets.
4. Smokers will THINK twice before smoking.
5. Passive smoking would be automatically reduced.
6. This would be a strong incentive for smokers to stop smoking.

And no, smuggling cigarettes from Syria would not increase due to the increase in the price of legal cigarettes in Lebanon. Syria is f’d up now, i believe there are other priorities.

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