A First in Lebanese Elections? A Candidate with Special Needs

I received a couple of days ago a picture of a candidate for the upcoming elections accompanied by a sick joke. The person who sent it to me was asking me if I had heard about this candidate, who seems like a candidate with special needs and whether he's truly running in the upcoming elections or not. I looked up online but I only found articles and FB posts condemning the demeaning posts and tasteless…

So Many Questions Left Unanswered After Ziad Itani’s Scandal

If you google Ziad Itani, you find titles like "How Ziad Ahmad Itani fell into Mossad's honeytrap" or "Lebanese actor arrested for spying for Israel" or "Affaire Ziad Itani : un flou pas très artistique ?" or even this "امن الدولة: إثارة قضية الموقوف زياد عيتاني من جديد خدمة كبرى لإسرائيل" and you're like what the hell did this guy do and what was he thinking? The worst part is that it never crossed my…
Critiques

Please Leave Nahr el Kalb Tunnel Alone!

1 month ago
I saw an article yesterday claiming that the Nahr el Kalb tunnel is in bad shape and it’s a disaster in the making, and I couldn’t help but remember the hysteria that took place right ...
Critiques

The “Radioactive” Canister Found in Ouzai is a Big Deal!

1 month ago
I was reading yesterday that a gas canister was found on Ouzai’s beach and that the the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission had to be called in! As it turns out, the canister has a label ...
Critiques

Should Electoral Lists be Public or Not?

1 month ago
If you go on [dpgs.gov.lb] and select your area, village and sect, you will get a full list of all voters in that village including their full name, their father and mother’s names, their date ...
Critiques

Is it Normal to Fish Near the Sewers?

1 month ago
Every time I’m walking from Ayn el Mraysse towards the lighthouse, I notice a large number of fishermen gathering around one specific spot, which is where the sewers are discharged down into the Mediterranean. The ...
Critiques

Expect Heavy Traffic around Jal el Dib Till the Bridge is Done

1 month ago
The second phase of the new Jal el Dib bridge has begun and as a result, a considerable chunk of the highway towards Beirut was closed. A couple of a months ago, some were saying ...
Critiques

Berdawni River Turns Red

1 month ago
People have been sharing pictures of a red Berdawni river since yesterday. It appears that color originated from a chemical or a dye from a nearby factory in Hzerta. This is not the first time ...
Critiques

Can #Plogging Work in Lebanon?

2 months ago
I was reading the other day about a new trend in Sweden called #Plogging, whereas people go for a jog and pick up litter at the same time, and was thinking if it would work ...
Critiques

When Trashing Each Other and Spreading Hate Become a Trend

2 months ago
I barely commented on what happened in the past week, from Murr’s controversial comments on MTV’s high advertising rates and audience, to MTV reporting videos & posts bashing them on Facebook and the reactions that ...
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