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∞∞∞ wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:17 pm It has night clubs, bars, topless beaches, religious diversity, etc. The American University of Beirut is still the premier university in the entire region. Tons Lebanese citizens - possibly most - even want to open up relations with Israel. Lebanese LOVE the west (clothing, movies, music, etc.) in no small part to its French connection and large number of diaspora in the West. If there are two countries closest aligned with the West - culturally speaking - it's Israel and Lebanon.
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CID1990 wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:36 am I don’t think it is 80%

But in the 80s the Christian militias and the Muslim militias all seemed about evenly matched, so there is definitely no huge majority/minority. But I’m just guessing based on my own take without looking it up


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It's slightly majority Muslim (maybe 55%-40% with 5% being other). That said, there's been a huge influx of refugees due to the Syrian War so the Muslim population has ballooned as a whole.
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CID1990 wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:36 am I don’t think it is 80%

But in the 80s the Christian militias and the Muslim militias all seemed about evenly matched, so there is definitely no huge majority/minority. But I’m just guessing based on my own take without looking it up


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It's slightly majority Muslim (maybe 55%-40% with 5% being other). That said, there's been a huge influx of refugees due to the Syrian War so the Muslim population has ballooned as a whole.
You and I say “refugees”

Iran says “recruits”


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Can't disagree. As we know, the entire Middle East is Saudi Arabia and Iran's playground.
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∞∞∞ wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:31 am
CID1990 wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:36 am I don’t think it is 80%

But in the 80s the Christian militias and the Muslim militias all seemed about evenly matched, so there is definitely no huge majority/minority. But I’m just guessing based on my own take without looking it up


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It's slightly majority Muslim (maybe 55%-40% with 5% being other). That said, there's been a huge influx of refugees due to the Syrian War so the Muslim population has ballooned as a whole.
There has also been a big influx of Iranian cash (until the last few months) supporting the Shia militias...
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∞∞∞ wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:18 am Luckily my entire family was uninjured, but most of their homes suffered shattered windows.

One of my cousin's homes is completely destroyed on the inside though. He lives high up in a skyscraper so there was little in the way to dampen the shock wave. Most my family doesn't live close to the port, but they sent us pics of their neighborhood and the streets were littered with glass, concrete, signage, light posts, wires, condensing units, and dry blood.

The Lebanese gov't is a complete shit show and has been for a while.
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Saw some folks on the interwebs saying it was a "fireworks depot"...

...probably the same folks that claimed Benghazi happened because a youtube video.
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SDHornet wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:52 pm
My Lebanese friend's buddy was in that tall apartment building just to the right of the fire, FACING the fire....standing on his patio videoing when the blast happened. He's in the hospital now with a broken leg, multiple cuts and lacerations, and both he and his girlfriend had the skin shaved off their bodies/arm/leg on the side that was facing the blast...like down to the bone :shock:
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89Hen wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:07 am The best damn baseball player that ever lived.
Roy Hobbs? :?
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Ivytalk wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:17 am
89Hen wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:07 am The best damn baseball player that ever lived.
Roy Hobbs? :?
You've never heard of the great OF Beirut Lebanon? Led the Yankees to 5 World Series titles. Joltin' Joe cries that he is not in the hall of fame.
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dbackjon wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:26 am
Ivytalk wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:17 am

Roy Hobbs? :?
You've never heard of the great OF Beirut Lebanon? Led the Yankees to 5 World Series titles. Joltin' Joe cries that he is not in the hall of fame.
Oh, THAT Beirut Lebanon. Not to be confused with the great, much-overlooked Yankee third baseman Hamas Hezbollah, who hit 40 dingers back in ‘98.
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Ivytalk wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:42 am
dbackjon wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:26 am

You've never heard of the great OF Beirut Lebanon? Led the Yankees to 5 World Series titles. Joltin' Joe cries that he is not in the hall of fame.
Oh, THAT Beirut Lebanon. Not to be confused with the great, much-overlooked Yankee third baseman Hamas Hezbollah, who hit 40 dingers back in ‘98.
He had an explosive bat. A true Bronx Bomber. He would just launch rocket after rocket into the stands.
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89Hen wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:16 am You guys suck.

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C’mon, 89. Dback and I had some fun with it. You come back with a borderline-lacist meme. :ohno:
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Ivytalk wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:31 pm C’mon, 89. Dback and I had some fun with it. You come back with a borderline-lacist meme. :ohno:
Yup. You suck at this.
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89Hen wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:16 am You guys suck.

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89Hen wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:44 am Thank God for GF!
I was driving my oldest to college visits last week or I would've seen your post earlier - sorry to make you think that no one remembers a quality movie like that.
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I knew YouTube would deliver. Simple, yet always entertaining.

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