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Frisbeetarian

Frisbeetarian

Legendary Member
You say something then its opposite
Ye crybaby
There's no contradiction. What im saying is that behavior that breaks forum rules should be handled whether im doing it or someone else. Meshe el hal? Walla ba3d fi shi bado towdih?
 
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  • Frisbeetarian

    Frisbeetarian

    Legendary Member
    You can start with yourself.



    If everyone cleans in front of their own door, the whole street will be clean.
    Not interested in that and thats not what should be expected. What first needs to happen is for the rules to be enforced, not going around patronizing people about not being civil enough to have the privilege of elections. Khalsouna ba2a men safehetkon ba2a ma 3am tedahako 3a hada.
     
    shadow1

    shadow1

    Legendary Member
    Orange Room Supporter
    When the country teeters on the edge of the abyss (IMO it has already fallen into it), everything breaks down in a spectacular way. What is going on in this forum( though I admit I havent grasped much of the details but still I get the feeling) is a reflection of this state of chaos that it was certain we were heading to. A symptom of social breakdown that we all knew we were heading to. Excessive vanity, passion and an implacable sense of self righteousness got us to where we are as a nation. Too many versions from the truth that were never reconciled in a civilsed way. Alas!

    Why is it so hard for us to resist going in circles and for once try to find solutions and move forward accepting the fact that it's a near impossibility to get anyone to change one's opinion. What made western countries successful was the ability of their societies to compromise and focus more on finding common grounds. Of course I am not naive enough to even imagine our ME societies are capable of such endeavour. Just a thought anyway.

    And seriously when it's too late it's too late. When the Titanic was sinking those who couldnt manage t get on life rafts had no option but to head to the upper deck for one tiny extra gasp at fresh air while the band continued to play its mournful music.

    It was all too obvious for those who wanted to see and now your generation suffers as mine did, There is ample time now to tell your children how to refine your mistakes, our mistakes, our parents mistakes. It really never ends in Lebanon. The circus is the same but with a different generation of clowns. Alas!


    OOPS wrong thread!!!
     
    Picasso

    Picasso

    Legendary Member
    Orange Room Supporter
    When the country teeters on the edge of the abyss (IMO it has already fallen into it), everything breaks down in a spectacular way. What is going on in this forum( though I admit I havent grasped much of the details but still I get the feeling) is a reflection of this state of chaos that it was certain we were heading to. A symptom of social breakdown that we all knew we were heading to. Excessive vanity, passion and an implacable sense of self righteousness got us to where we are as a nation. Too many versions from the truth that were never reconciled in a civilsed way. Alas!

    Why is it so hard for us to resist going in circles and for once try to find solutions and move forward accepting the fact that it's a near impossibility to get anyone to change one's opinion. What made western countries successful was the ability of their societies to compromise and focus more on finding common grounds. Of course I am not naive enough to even imagine our ME societies are capable of such endeavour. Just a thought anyway.

    And seriously when it's too late it's too late. When the titatic was sinking those who couldnt manage t get on life rafts had no option but to head to the upper deck or one tiny extra gasp at fresh air while the band continued to play its mournful music.

    It was all too obvious for those who wanted to see and now your generation suffers as mine did, There is ample time now to tell your children how to refine your mistakes, our mistakes, our parents mistakes. It really never ends in Lebanon. The circus is the same but with a different generation of clows. Alas!
    I kindly disagree with your apocalyptic view. The country will revive itself, we were in a worse situation in 2005/ 2006 and yet even way worse during the years of the civil war. Every country knows crises.

    What made me reply to you is your pessimistic look at the future. If you check this article for example, you'd realize that Lebanon's case could be cured faster than we consider should the people only elect the right politicians, and knowing that recently people took to the streets for economic and social reasons makes your post quite strange to grasp, since this is a rare event, and it can be a start, the uprising was on a large scale and it already gave its wake-up shock, what comes next is debatable to say the least, and the future thus cannot be at all read in retrospect.

    That said, I would like to return to my point that all countries witness crises, especially when you are living in such a region. And checking what's happening around us, I can fairly say that we've managed our way through quite well, since just in our neighboring country that was our occupier a couple of years ago, there happened a never-witnessed-before civil war that destroyed every stone and every human out there, and we managed till now, and Syrians are going back, though not in the numbers we wish, but we are on the right direction regarding them leaving not coming in since war is gradually going to end.

    You've mentioned the Western countries. I've been reading the NYTimes for quite a while, and polarization there is never-ending, the clash of the titans literally, and if you read well about America you'd realize how there are billionnaires like Koch brothers who dedicated their lives to replace Public Education by Private Schools with their curriculum to shape the minds of the next generation, the war on the minimum wage, the food coupons etc. racism is ravaging America from the inside, there is this discrimination in housing projects favoring the whites with the best neighborhoods, California has a serious problem in potable water, the infrastructure case in all of America, the tax cuts profiting the rich, the health care system is not working, Trump's answer was to destroy Obama Care, you have even government shot-down instances, the conservatives taking control of the Supreme Court trying to reverse laws well fought for relating to abortion or other issues. The list goes on. And that is America.

    The clue is the system you build, the channeling of all these confrontations and different programs.

    I think part of our problem in Lebanon is the civil war generation that is still holding its grip on the country, not only the politicians, but the people themselves too. The generation that had been raised in the civil war is just recently becoming grandfathers and grandmothers since they are now in their 50s and 60s. Time for the retirement of that generation that feels their youth and lives have been stolen from them.

    With Respect :)
     
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    Indie

    Indie

    Legendary Member
    Orange Room Supporter
    When the country teeters on the edge of the abyss (IMO it has already fallen into it), everything breaks down in a spectacular way. What is going on in this forum( though I admit I havent grasped much of the details but still I get the feeling) is a reflection of this state of chaos that it was certain we were heading to. A symptom of social breakdown that we all knew we were heading to. Excessive vanity, passion and an implacable sense of self righteousness got us to where we are as a nation. Too many versions from the truth that were never reconciled in a civilsed way. Alas!

    Why is it so hard for us to resist going in circles and for once try to find solutions and move forward accepting the fact that it's a near impossibility to get anyone to change one's opinion. What made western countries successful was the ability of their societies to compromise and focus more on finding common grounds. Of course I am not naive enough to even imagine our ME societies are capable of such endeavour. Just a thought anyway.

    And seriously when it's too late it's too late. When the Titanic was sinking those who couldnt manage t get on life rafts had no option but to head to the upper deck for one tiny extra gasp at fresh air while the band continued to play its mournful music.

    It was all too obvious for those who wanted to see and now your generation suffers as mine did, There is ample time now to tell your children how to refine your mistakes, our mistakes, our parents mistakes. It really never ends in Lebanon. The circus is the same but with a different generation of clowns. Alas!


    OOPS wrong thread!!!
    By 1990 the ship had sank. They took it out of the water, renovated a few suites and the grand salon, while taking for themselves any left-behind valuables, and ignoring the structure and engine room.

    If you have enough money, you can buy one of the suites on the shored-up, half destroyed ship, get some sun on the balcony and have some fun in the salon.

    If you have nothing left to lose, you can try your hand at renovating a tiny section of the wreckage, hoping that others follow your example, and the ship can cruise again some day.

    Everyone else has already boarded other ships.
     
    shadow1

    shadow1

    Legendary Member
    Orange Room Supporter
    If you have nothing left to lose, you can try your hand at renovating a tiny section of the wreckage, hoping that others follow your example, and the ship can cruise again some day.

    Everyone else has already boarded other ships.
    I suppose everyone who has to must give it a shot or a few. Some have given it the bird but that is too self indulgent.
     
    SAVO

    SAVO

    Member
    i will candidate to be a mod ..
    im not biased :p
    i am open to others opinion .. (unless u want to go to some GULAG)
    i am very democratic..
    i have a sense of humour .
    our campaign : lets built socialism on OROOM ,.. 5 year industrialisation plan
     
    NiceV

    NiceV

    Well-Known Member
    We have new Mods that appeared all of the sudden out of nowhere, with nicknames that inspire fear and death.
    Shaklo @Jo Nazzallkon El Omsan El Soud...Kharjkon
    I think they look great like medieval 🏰 knights
     
    SAVO

    SAVO

    Member
    I withdrew because my dad is in the hospital and I'm tired of the toxicity. I've had my fill. Apostate followed my withdrawal for his own reasons.

    I don't want to punish anyone either! They can do whatever they want, it's @Jo's forum and the super mods are the super mods, so they're definitely not waiting for my approval!

    Now please hell 3anne enta kamena with your toxicity!
    sorry for your dad .. hope he gets well soon
     
    J

    joseph_lubnan

    Legendary Member
    We have new Mods that appeared all of the sudden out of nowhere, with nicknames that inspire fear and death.
    Shaklo @Jo Nazzallkon El Omsan El Soud...Kharjkon
    :lol:
    Bushwhacker a Shovel and a Warden. They whack you then shovel you up to the warden!
     
    ّTelefon Kasse

    ّTelefon Kasse

    Member
    Did u change ur picture? IS really?
    where's your sense of freedom of speech ? when the forum behaves like crusaders, the answer is IS
    be grateful for my vote and preserve your promises to make the forum great again.
     
    ّTelefon Kasse

    ّTelefon Kasse

    Member
    There's no contradiction. What im saying is that behavior that breaks forum rules should be handled whether im doing it or someone else. Meshe el hal? Walla ba3d fi shi bado towdih?
    humans are not machines, they don't follow a 1 or 0 logic. when you are the target, you will understand.
    I am not against any form of opinion, it is just that there are too much rules which most people break unintentionally
     
    ّTelefon Kasse

    ّTelefon Kasse

    Member
    Meanwhile Beirut airport is sorrowfully empty while it is a Friday evening...

    Roads are almost empty and the fuel is running short in gas stations.

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    it has been always like that because of people like you and those you worship ... what makes you different than Saad el Hariri or Jumblat ? nothing !!
    as soon as you park your car, an asshole abou frangen will come and tell you remove your car ... this never happens at any airport around the world ..
    "Dawleh Marika" !!
     
    Frisbeetarian

    Frisbeetarian

    Legendary Member
    If you are not interested in cleaning up your own act, then you are in no position to preach to anyone else about anything.
    This isn't about personal responsibility, especially when the moral highground is being supposed by someone as high nosed and pretentious as yourself. The issue is about the enforcement of the rules of this forum and the outcome of said lack of enforcement. Pinning the issue on the behavior of the users is a very obvious attempt by the administration of the forum to gaslight the fact that the way they administered the forum directly and primarily led to where we are now today.
     
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