Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby Beiruty » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:29 pm

Jusme wrote:Welcome back Beiruty!

Been missing your posts on here! Laundry room floods are common if they sit idle for long periods of time. Glad it was mostly contained.

Sorry to hear your homeland was not as you had hoped, but at least you got the chance to relax, and reconnect with family.

Would love for you to join us at our breakfast Saturday morning, I know it's a drive for you but would really enjoy meeting you. Bring Mrs. Beiruty also!


The meet is on my Calendar. Mrs. Beiruty is still with the family in Lebanon for an extra 6-weeks.
Happy times in Broummana, Mount Lebanon.
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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby Beiruty » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:34 pm

(Rebuilt) Commercial District of Beirut, Downtown.
https://goo.gl/photos/romhTZZJcFPuyYSM8
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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:36 pm

Welcome back; I'm glad you had a safe trip albeit somewhat discouraging. I remember when Lebanon was a safe haven for believers of all faiths.

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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby Beiruty » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:41 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Welcome back; I'm glad you had a safe trip albeit somewhat discouraging. I remember when Lebanon was a safe haven for believers of all faiths.

Chas.

Least to wish for, Lebanon got a new President, a new election law but the elections was pushed back 1 more yr till 2018.
Oh, Lebanon is hosting 2.2 million Syrian refugees and still Lebanese pound (lira) is stable at 1,500 to 1 USD since 1994.
On the other hand, taxes and cost of living are suffocating the economy and widening the gap between the rich and poor and smashing the middle class to oblivion. Only mafias, militias, and corrupt politicians are living the dream stepping over dead bodies and the junky heads of the youth.

The Parliament of Lebanon (Arabic: مجلس النواب‎‎ Majlis an-Nuwwab; French: Chambre des députés)[1] is the national parliament of Lebanon. There are 128 members elected to a four-year terms in multi-member constituencies, apportioned among Lebanon's diverse Christian and Muslim denominations. Lebanon has universal adult suffrage. Its major functions are to elect the President of the republic, to approve the government (although appointed by the President, the Prime Minister, along with the Cabinet, must retain the confidence of a majority in the Parliament), and to approve laws and expenditure.
On 15 May 2013, the Parliament extended its mandate for 17 months, due to the deadlock over the electoral law. And, on 5 November 2014, the Parliament enacted another extension, thus keeping its mandate for an additional 31 months, until 20 June 2017,[2] and in 16 June 2017 the Parliament in turn extended its own mandate an additional 11 months to hold elections according to a much-anticipated reformed electoral law.
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Postby Ed4032 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:32 pm

Welcome back.
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Postby ELB » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:15 pm

Beiruty,

What is in this display case? It looks like pieces of fossilized stone (because I have a piece from Saudi Arabia that looks like that), but I'm having a hard time thinking that's what really in this case.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN ... NPN1g3bGZB
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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby Beiruty » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:50 pm

ELB wrote:Beiruty,

What is in this display case? It looks like pieces of fossilized stone (because I have a piece from Saudi Arabia that looks like that), but I'm having a hard time thinking that's what really in this case.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN ... NPN1g3bGZB

It is a natural incense from a Saudi Arabian Store in Beirut . It is very expensive one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agarwood
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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby TreyHouston » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:59 pm

Beiruty wrote:
ELB wrote:Beiruty,

What is in this display case? It looks like pieces of fossilized stone (because I have a piece from Saudi Arabia that looks like that), but I'm having a hard time thinking that's what really in this case.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN ... NPN1g3bGZB

It is a natural incense from a Saudi Arabian Store in Beirut . It is very expensive one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agarwood


You beat me to it! Those pictures are amazing!
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Postby Bitter Clinger » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:12 pm

Beiruty wrote:(Rebuilt) Commercial District of Beirut, Downtown.
https://goo.gl/photos/romhTZZJcFPuyYSM8


Welcome back! Nice to see some rebuilding going on, like the way that they preserved the archeological site under the confines of the new multi-family residences! Looking forward to hearing some travel stories on Saturday!
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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby ELB » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:21 pm

Beiruty wrote:
ELB wrote:Beiruty,

What is in this display case? It looks like pieces of fossilized stone (because I have a piece from Saudi Arabia that looks like that), but I'm having a hard time thinking that's what really in this case.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN ... NPN1g3bGZB

It is a natural incense from a Saudi Arabian Store in Beirut . It is very expensive one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agarwood


Thanks!
The fossilized stone I have (or had actually, it was in my room in SA) was part of an huge ancient tree found out in the desert - that agarwood looks exactly like it, so really perplexed me.
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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby equin » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:04 am

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby RPBrown » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:57 am

Welcome back. Glad you got to wind down a little in your homeland, even if it's not as stable as you had hoped for. Sorry you had to return to the water issues. These are memories for a lifetime so cherish every moment you were there.
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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby stash » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:50 am

Welcome back Beiruty. I was just reading in a USMC publication last week about a ceremony at the American Embassy, Beirut in 2014 where the Marine Security Guard (MSG) detachment was re-established after nearly 30 year absence of MSG's at the embassy. I have more then a passing interest in this as I was a MSG at the American Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the early sixties. While there I and the 5 (that was all of us) other Marines became good friends of a former Marine who lived in Haiti who was from Lebanon. From his stories about Lebanon it was a nice place to live and visit.

I am sorry for your water problem. Where I live a lady went out of town for the week-end and when she returned she could see water running out of her house from under the front door. She had a real mess.
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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby Abraham » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:48 am

Welcome back Beiruty!

I missed your posts.

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Re: Beiruty is back from Beirut, Lebanon

Postby Beiruty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:41 pm

Abraham wrote:Welcome back Beiruty!

I missed your posts.

Thanks. I will be contributing as much as I can. Pistol Precision Rifle Reloading, 3-Guns, Personal Protection matches, Action Pistol Matches, and Tac Shotgun Matches are on the Agenda as I have some time.
Oh, The Off-topic and 2ndA rights are biggies too.
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