I’ve always visited Paul to get his hot and yummy breads for breakfast but never thought about having dinner there. I don’t know why i had the impression it was a really expensive place for older people, but i gave it a try two weeks ago and i could not have been more wrong.
The food was excellent and very affordable and customers were from all ages. The atmosphere and service were also good.
Before ordering, i sat outside on the terrasse but we were practically on the highway and there was a lot of noise, so i moved back in.
We’ve been witnessing a considerable increase in armed robberies, car thefts, murders, and other types of criminal activities in Lebanon the past few months.
I was puzzled by that fact specially with the appointment of a competent Interior minister such as Ziad Baroud and having Elias el Murr as minister of Defence, but i think one of the many reasons that are keeping those stats on the high is the lack of any considerable financial fines.
What i am saying is that for example, a Lebanese radical Islamist named Omar Bakri, banned from London because of his implication in the bus bombings and found guilty by the Lebanese military tribunal “of incitement to murder, theft and the possession of arms and explosives along with over 40 Lebanese, Palestinians, Syrians and Saudis” was bailed out for the amount of 5 Million Lebanese liras, which is approximately 3400$ only !!! [AFP]
Regardless of whether he has wasta or not, or if a certain political party pressured the officials to release him, our justice body should set a reasonable bail amount relative to such crimes.
If a terrorist can bail out of jail for barely few thousand dollars, why not hijack banks and steal cars and bail out for probably few hundred dollars?
I was watching a basketball game on LBC the other day and i was imagining what would some ESPN commentators say about us if they were following this game as well.
There was no time on the screen, no 30 seconds counter, and it was displayed 3rd quarter while the game was in its 4th quarter. Sadly enough, LBC is the best station for broadcasting sports in Lebanon.
Happy Independence day for all, hoping we will have fully functional helicopters in the near future and equipment manufactured in the last 30 years because our army men deserve it more than anyone else.