Category Archives: Society

Sukleen Worker Assaulted And Humiliated In Dekwaneh

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Assuming the story is true, Sukleen must investigate this incident and report it to the Lebanese Police in order to arrest whomever assaulted this poor old man. If anyone was there this morning and took pictures or a video of what happened, please call and share all the details you have with the Lebanese Police.

This morning while I was on my way to work, a man was hysterically yelling at a Sukleen worker on the side of the road in Dekwene (Slaf) demanding him to kneel. The Sukleen worker was around 20 years his senior. The man (animal) had his hand on the worker’s shoulder forcing him to the ground, shouting: ‘kneel, kneel’ and verbally insulting him in the worst ways. He grabbed a pocket knife and slit the old worker’s cheek. Someone had to do something other than spectate. When I got out of the car to try and stop this brutality, a woman watching from the balcony looked down at me and said: “leave him, these foreigners are all over our country, and they deserve it.” The swallowed tears in this old man’s eyes just stab right in the heart.
I am still sick to my stomach, disgusted by the injustice of it all, knowing that this incident will go no further than a Facebook post.

Who Really Killed Celine Rakan?

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I don’t want to accuse anyone of anything but the story is fishy from the start and the police should have conducted a more thorough investigation. It doesn’t make sense that the housekeeper killed the girl because she caught her stealing since we are talking about a 4 year old here. Moreover, the whole security camera blackout story doesn’t add up as well and I don’t understand why the parents decided to go on TV and talk about this, specially after falsely accusing a doctor at first.

Why would anyone want to go on TV few days after the death of their only child and talk about it and explain what happened? Why would I share a video showing my dead kid and let it go viral on all social media channels?

Out of respect for the child, I didn’t want to share the video but I still believe a proper investigation should be conducted.

24 Syrian Babies Are Born Every Day In Lebanon

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31,000 Syrian babies were born between March 2011 and September 2014 in Lebanon according to this report. This is yet another alarming number for the Lebanese authorities and the Syrian refugees as well. However, it’s never too late to start building proper refugee camps and setting proper guidelines and launching awareness campaigns for all the refugees.

One Of The Lebanese Kidnapped Army Soldiers Met With His Family

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What these families are going through is unbearable and unacceptable. From one side, the government is barely doing anything to free the soldiers and from another side the terrorists are giving the families false hopes and leaving them anxious and fearful regarding the future fate of their sons.

29 soldiers have been kidnapped for over a month now by al-Nusra Front and ISIS in Ersal.

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The First School For The Deaf In Lebanon

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IRAP is one of the very few associations I respect and support in Lebanon. They’ve been working hard to help rehabilitate audio-phonetics and they produce high-end products that encourage people to buy and aid them. Their cookies are available in almost any supermarket and are really good.

They need to work on their website and Facebook page though, as both pages will help them spread their message.

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11 Signs You Were Raised by an Arab Mom

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I would add the following points to Barakbits’s post:

12- You were not allowed to sleep over at your friends because they are strangers.
13- Your friends’ parents know all about your childhood’s most embarrassing stories because of your mom.
14- If a girl ever shows up to your house and your mom likes her, she’s the one.
15- You are reminded to go visit your teta all the time.

Of course there are plenty of other signs but those are the ones I thought of now. Maybe I should come up with a post related to Lebanese moms only.

Check out the original post [Here].

1) “Wainek?” Instead of “Hi, how are you?” as an opening line on the phone.

2) Being called “Mama” as a term of endearment, instead of “honey” or “sweetheart”. “No ya Mama you cannot go out tonight, we are having Ma’loobeh.”

3) You are very hospitable because you know that if you weren’t your mom would scold you later on.

4) Family comes first, and you probably lived at home until you got married (or still live at home if you’re not married or studying abroad).

128 Tomatoes To Say #NoToExtension (#لا_للتمديد)

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128 tomatoes were sent this year to the 128 representatives of the people, with a sticker reading “No to extension”, and a demonstration is planned tomorrow starting from the Ministry of Interior in Sanayeh till Riad al Solh square to reject the extension of the Parliament. This is the second extension to the current members’ mandate after last year’s extension in November.

Needless to say, I am totally against any extension and I believe whomever is blocking presidential elections or any elections for that sake in Lebanon is committing a huge mistake.

A Lonely End To The Only the Lonely Project

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Damaged and replaced stand buttons: 38
Damaged and replaced stand cameras: 19
Damaged and replaced stands: 6

I guess this pretty much sums up this social experiment conducted by Volvo. It’s a very disappointing but expected outcome.

Funnily enough, the trend in Lebanon lately is to report cars or motorcycles breaking the law but it looks like people just like to take pictures and share them on FB and Twitter (and then go break the law somewhere else).

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