A student called Racha at Maghdouche high school(?) was apparently suspended for two days for dying her hair. The school principal wrote a letter to the parents saying that the girl violated Articles 37 and 39 of Law #590, which apparently dates back to 1974. Funnily enough, the law does not mention anything related to hair dying.
The incident was reported by Racha’s brother on Facebook, where he shared screenshots of the principal’s letter as well as a copy of the student pledge that they have to sign.
I had no clue we still have school principals like that in Lebanon, but if this story is true, the Education Minister has to intervene and take the necessary measures, and by that, I don’t mean closing down schools for a day or two to investigate the matter 😀
A CNN reporter recently compared the ongoing bickering taking place between Donald Trump and other Republican Candidates to the debates that take place between Lebanese politicians, and featured the fight that took place live on MTV’s Bi Mawdou3iyye between Alloush vs. Chaker.
I’m finding this hard to say, but I don’t think our politicians or anyone for that sake can possibly sink lower than Trump, and I don’t envy Americans for having Trump as one of the favorite presidential candidates. It’s probably better to stay without a president to be honest lol!
I spotted a highway led display board installed at the exit of Nahr el Kalb tunnel towards Beirut. The board said “Lebanese Traffic Management at your service”. There’s another LED board being installed on the Dora highway at the Forum de Beyrouth.
There’s always traffic at this point so I’m not sure they will be of any help. If anything they should get a bigger screen and show a couple of Friends or Seinfeld episodes every morning to entertain us while stuck in traffic lol!
Nevertheless, it’s still a good idea. Let’s just hope they are properly powered and installed.
PS: Nahr el Kalb – Dbayyeh road desperately needs a pedestrian bridge.
So Myriam Klink thought it was a smart idea to get on a MEA flight and upload a small video where she pretends to be hijacking it. Of course no one took her seriously but I love how no one in the video could care less about what she’s doing, they are not even looking at her.
Nevertheless, I can’t wait to see her try to pull this joke on an American or European airline. I can imagine the headlines already “Arab Bimbo arrested after hijacking a plane”, “Plane brought down after false terrorist alert”. It’s going to be a lot of fun 😀
Then she will realize that this is not something to joke about.
Not only did they include Hekmeh twice in the Lebanese Basketball League table, but they mistakenly took out Riyadi (Sporting) and put Hekmeh (Sagesse) in the lead. On another note, what’s up with the total at the end? Who cares about the total of games and point played?
Good job Mustaqbal! You made every Hekmeh fan’s day. Come to think of it, that’s the only way Sagesse will ever get to the top of the league this year lol!
Here’s a hilarious sketch by CHINN’s Abbass Jaafar on the Lebanese passport, the countries that we can fly to without a visa and the tons of documents that we need to prepare to get a short-stay visa. The Lebanese Passport is the world’s 9th worst passport and among the most expensive passports in the world, if not the most expensive. (and the biometric passports are not out yet!)
This reminded me of an old satiric post I wrote when the European Parliament agreed to let UAE citizens travel to Schengen Zone Countries without a visa.
The majority of municipalities in Lebanon are to blame for the garbage crisis as much as the Lebanese government is. They’ve been doing very little to manage and recycle waste throughout the years and the end result was more than 700 illegal and unsafe dump sites. Things got even worse after the 8-month still ongoing garbage crisis when municipalities resorted to opening new unsafe dump sites and burning garbage randomly.
Municipal elections are happening soon and people should hold accountable those who turned valleys and mountains into dump sites, those who leave open manholes and conduct lousy and hazardous road works etc. Municipalities, at least most of them, are failing big time in Lebanon and the below videos by LADE are highlighting this reality as well as the importance of holding municipal elections on time.