Misc

All and nothing

On Snow and the Decline of Civilizations

This place is so beautiful!

Walking to Hammana

What Happened in Tripoli a Day Before the Suicide Attack…


The nation was again outraged and heartbroken last night with the return of the suicide bombers campaign to Lebanon’s Tripoli. It’s been a while since Islamist extremist attacked us, thanks largely to their preoccupation in Syria, and the admirable efforts of Lebanon’s army and security forces.

We Want A Clean Hekmeh – Riyadi Game Tonight!

Hekmeh (Sagesse) and Riyadi (Sporting) are meeting tonight at 5pm in what promises to be the hottest and closest Lebanese basketball game of the year. Unfortunately, the question that always asks itself in this fierce derby is whether the game will end with a fight or not? Let’s hope tonight’s game will be a clean one with a clear winner and respectful fans and players.
Good luck to both teams!

Condemned To Be Free

“Liberty! Liberty! Liberty!” they cried.

“Liberty! Liberty! Liberty!” I echoed.

“Our liberty,” they cried.

“My liberty,” I echoed.

“No, ours; not yours.”

“My liberty is yours, and yours is mine.”

“No, you’re not one of us.”

“I thought liberty is universal?”

“Only as long as it doesn’t conflict with ours.”

“And when it does?”

“Then our liberty trumps yours.”

“I thought we’re equal?”

“We made up this equality, so technically we’re more equal.
Besides, you don’t even believe in liberty!”

“But I do.”

“You may, but your religion doesn’t; ours does.”

“I have no religion! And I thought you were secular?”

“We like our churches; aren’t they pretty?”

VIDEO: How Powerful Was The Zeina Storm That Hit Lebanon?

Here’s an amateur video sent to me by Hadi. If I were the driver, I wouldn’t be laughing as salt water is very bad for the car and the engine. Another storm is expected to hit Lebanon soon.
[YouTube]

Renault Amphicar - perfect for Lebanese roads




Some of you may remember the glorious Khede vintage cars collection, the same shop brings you today Renault Amphicar, the most adapted car fo

How You Can Really Help Refugees During Winter In Lebanon

At least two children froze to death in Lebanon’s refugee camps the past week and thousands of others are still threatened by this merciless winter. If you wish to help them by donating clothes, blankets or money (not by stripping in the snow), there are several organizations and NGOs accepting donations:

A 1976 Charlie Hebdo Cartoon About Lebanon

This cartoon was published on the 19th of August 1976 by the French satirical magazine. It translates to “Seedy people knife themselves. Rich people are in Côte d’Azur”. I found this cartoon [here] and I tracked down the source to see if there are other cartoons related to Lebanon or the Arab world.

Myriam Klink Figured Out The Best Way To Help Refugees Dying Of Cold In Lebanon

Syrian boy died from the cold in a refugee camp in Lebanon
Thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing a merciless winter and children are dying of cold inside camps. Many refugees don’t have the adequate clothing for this freezing weather and some were seen wearing flip flops only. In order to contain this crisis, a lot of NGOs are launching initiatives to collect clothes and donations to keep the refugees warm.

سؤال وجودي

(ink and digital color حبر ولون رقمي)

Here’s Why He Drove With A Dog Tied To The Car

After BETA shared a picture of a Honda CRV on the Jounieh highway with an animal tied to the car, the driver reached out to BETA and told them the full story. As shown below, Mr. Nehme apparently was trying to help the dog by driving him to a training school in Nahr el Kalb, but since he couldn’t put him in his car, he thought he’d tie him to the back of his CRV and drive slowly till he gets to the training school.

#Jesuisahmed #انا_احمد #Jesuischarlie #انا_شارلي


Artwork by Tarek Chemaly

Tribute to Ahmad Merabet who died defending freedom of speech in the Charlie Hebdo attack. As a policeman the 42 year-old was doing his job, but he was also protecting people who were making fun of his religion, and thus giving them the intellectual space, right and safety to do so. There is a quote often mistakenly attributed to Voltaire (it was by Evelyn Beatrice Hall summing up his philosophy): "I may disagree with what you say but I will fight to death for your right to say it".

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