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Note: Marwan Charbel’s picture is taken from Stavro. Note2: This post is just for fun and tweets were made up randomly by myself and a couple of friends. There are no connotations nor any bad intentions behind it.
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel announced few days ago that tints on car windows will be banned at the beginning of July and only allowed for security reasons defined by the Ministry. I am not sure if this has anything to do with the upcoming elections (if there are any) but it’s one of those bans that no one takes seriously.
You see if you happen not to have relatives in high positions capable of getting you a tint permit for “security” reasons, you can get a medical permit for the windows tint. Also it costs barely 50$ to put back the tints in case they are removed at an army or ISF checkpoint.
The solution is simple though and I hope Minister Charbel considers it. If a car is stopped with illegal tint glasses on, break one or two windows after removing the tints. This will make those breaking the law think twice before putting the windows tint back on.
The man who started an open-ended strike against the government, helped staging sit-ins in Beirut and outside the Baabda palace, encouraged public and private sectors employees and teachers to join him and managed to gather thousands in support of the Union Coordination Committee demands, may end up jobless after the school he works in replaced him with another teacher. The reason is that he didn’t show up to the school where he teaches for the past month and a half.
It is worthy mentioning that he’s among the very few activists in Lebanon who actually managed to pressure the government to fulfill the UCC demands by referring the wage scale to the Parliament after an eight hour session.
The tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday is a tradition that I do on a yearly basis. Aside from religion and Christian traditions, I enjoy visiting new churches or monasteries I haven’t been to yet as they are usually located in the most beautiful and serene places.
However, I got an unexpected surprise this year when I walked into a church and heard a Bryan Adams song playing in the background of a documentary on Jesus. The lyrics may seem fitting (up to a certain extent) for Jesus dying and all but it was weird.
Just imagine what could have happened if there was a car behind that pickup when this huge board fell off. What’s even worse is that he’s driving on the fast lane instead of staying on the extreme right and going slowly.
After approving the proposed wage scale a day before its resignation, one of the government’s ministers, Minister of State Panos Manjian, got upset that the ministers and MPs did not get the promised raise of 4,300,000 LL each.
The funny part is the Minister of State technically has no ministry to run and is a position given to please political parties usually, so if there’s anything that should be done, we should be eliminating this ministry once and for all.
في الجلسة التاريخية لمجلس الوزراء التي أقر فيها تمويل سلسلة الرتب والرواتب، سُجلت مجموعة اعتراضات. وذكرت صحيفة “اللواء” أن وزير الدولة بانوس مانجيان اعترض على عدم زيادة رواتب الرؤساء والوزراء والنواب. وكأني به يساوي نفسه بسواه متخطياً ما يمثّله من طاقات وما يجسده الآخرون. [Link]