Archive for January, 2010

Help the People in Haiti – Facebook Scam_

You probably saw that application on Facebook by now

You install an application, spend some time filling a survey, then get satisfied that you supported suffering people by donating some money to a charity with no name, no records, no credits…

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Ssssekht!

It is both sad and frustrating to read such an article:

Desert-Eco-Revolution

It grows food in sand, powers homes and the sun and this year launches the world’s finest city-wide electric car system …

… Drivers will plug in their cars to recharge for several hours at home, work or at designated free car parks throughout the country … The electricity for the cars will come from solar technology being developed in the desert …

The praising article goes on:

… “we are smart because we know that we have to be to survive” … revolutionised the watering of agricultural crops more than 40 years ago … leading the way in a new technology that harnesses solar power for clean electricity production … One company was snapped up by the German industrial giant Siemens last year for more than $400 million … is developing a system to generate electricity from the pressure of traffic driving along roads…

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Cyprus Smoking Ban 2010

Following the steps of Syria and Turkey, Cyprus introduced a law banning smoking from public places:
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Cyprus and Macedonia have become, with effect from January 1 2010, the two latest European countries to toughen up their smoking bans.
In Cyprus, the new restrictions ban smoking in public places including hospitals, schools, theatres, public transport including taxis and in private cars with passengers younger than 16. Also banned is advertising of tobacco products and the sale of such products to people younger than 16.
Breaking the ban means fines of 2000 euro for smokers and owners of places where smoking takes place in violation of the law.
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Meanwhile, what is happening in Lebanon?
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Valets Parking in Lebanon

Since few people have a sense of community or respect public property in Lebanon, and since most are too lazy to walk 2 meters, our take today is on Valets Parking attendants.

Valets Parking in Beirut, Lebanon

Valets Parking in Lebanon

We do not consider the valets to be second class citizens, and we do not paint everyone with the same brush. However, some are really arrogant, and we do agree with the points that Liliane, Finkployed and Lamal raised:

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The Lebanon I Dream Of, by Pierre Dawalibi

A documentary film about the wreck of a country that we made for ourselves

50 personalities describe how beautiful Lebanon is and how ugly we have made it going through pollution, corruption, traffic system, giving solutions among which the near elections out of which we can make a big change.

The movie ends with hope for a better future if the Lebanese youth overcome their ignorance and fear and lead the way themselves to a new civil country.

Watch the movie for free on www.thelebanonidreamof.com

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Clean your Windows Registry

Old Computer TrashedIs your computer a few years old, and so slow, that you consider throwing it away, and getting a new one?

That is something Annie Leonard would highly discourage.

Instead, there are a few steps you could do to make your computer faster (Windows):
– Uninstall old programs,
– Defragment your hard drive…
– …and clean your Windows Registry:

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Watch Avatar 3D, in Circuit Empire theaters

One of the most expensive movies of all time is now officially one of the most successful at the box office as the science fiction epic grossed more than US$1 billion (AU$ 1.1 billion) worldwide.
Neytiri, princess of the Na'vi Omaticaya Clan

Neytiri, princess of the Na'vi Omaticaya Clan

Watch Avatar in 3D in Circuit Empire theaters in Beirut, Lebanon

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Nassim Taleb angry

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