Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This is how we need to build houses and their gardens in lebanon one day!

What if we had a new design for low=cost mass produced homes in Lebanon? Our country has availble lands outside of Beirut, and we could use smaller homes and larger gardens.

This low-cost Blooming Bamboo home was built to withstand floods in vietnam, and it's affordable to low income residents. We have agreat weather in Lebanon, 300 sunny days a year, mild temperatures except in the mountain, maybe we can invite such firms to design a low-cost Lebanese home with local materials.

This architect, and Nader Khalili from California, make adobe houses the logical choice, for the sake of nature and our budget.

Garbage Warrior [Full Length Documentary]

A permaculture garden would make a perfect companion for such a house: Sepp Holzer - The Agro Rebel: Permaculture in Salzburg Alps (Der Agrar-Rebel) - Documentary Film:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Carpooling in Lebanon, to reduce the smug and traffic!, is carpooling for Lebanese universities.
Here's an article about it in bluelebanon.

More carpooling websites:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Will Lebanon follow Costa Rica's example? Forestation increased their GDP

Costa Rica Leading the Way in Incentivizing Protection of Nature | Conservation International Blog:

If we had these in Lebanon

Imagine how much more pleasant Lebanese cities would be if every few buildings shared a courtyard planted with a Forest Garden

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Can we hope that Jon Stewart of the Daily Show is starting to get to know Lebanon? :)

On the show on March 14, 2012, a greeting from Lebanon via Germany!

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Ep. 17074) March 14, 2012 Clip 1 of 4:

Al Jazeera more concerned about the 9/11 rescue workers than US republicans

Jon Stewart shames GOP & FOX on 9 11 Rescue Worker Bill - YouTube:

Will industrial hemp help Lebanon have an industrial renaissance?

In the west "hemp is taboo", but the scientific fact is that it's a valuable industrial raw material. Lebanon on the other hand is not obliged to have the same taboo.

Industrial hemp, which is impossible to get high off of, is a valuable industrial raw material, for construction and producing paper. Producing paper from trees is protected by an powerful industrial lobby, but it is also environmentally non-sensical. Lebanon doesn't need to be stuck in the same flawed thinking as the west. We're looking for ways to soar, reach our potential and make up for the past delays. Maybe growing hemp should be part of that. This information is detailed in the first part of the video by Blogtopus:  WHEN WE GROW, This is what we can do

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cabon steps in when the US stops funding the UNESCO

to punish UNESCO for voting "yes" to palestine being a full UN member, US cut off its funding

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Ep. 17075) March 15, 2012 Clip 1 of 4:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Why Lebanon needs organic farming

because of the damage that conventional farming is causing elsewhere

Tell the USDA to Save the Bees!:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

women's rights in North Africa

Avaaz - RIP Amina:

3 times more women then men die of heart disease

because the female-specific symptoms were overlooked, and only the male heart attack patterns were studied.
Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face | Video on

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Monsanto is sued back, and health hazards of GMO's

Canadian farmers sued Monsanto after their field was contaminated with GM Canola, and the corporation demanded a fee!

Now we all need to sue Monsanto for exporting to Lebanon and elsewhere, GMO - containing foods that pose a health hazard.

Friday, March 2, 2012

and that's how it's done! Short transparent political communication

I'd love for Lebanese patriots to write a white paper on how political achievements should be communicated to the public! Here is a useful, transparent Lebanese minister of telecommunications, Sehnaoui, describing in a brief and factual form, his achievement in office. No emotions, no rhetoric, just facts. They were written in a way to respect people's time and their right to drawn their own conclusions. Perfect!