An Arab American accidentally tells his parents he's gay on his 31st birthday and it does not go over well; Jordan is still trying to go nuclear but is it feasible?; and should the ruins in Lebanon be preserved, even though they are everywhere?
Are the two mutually exclusive?
Get an inside look at what it looks like for a gay Arab to come out of the closet, to his parents!
"The lack of education and communication makes things difficult, even for the most progressive Arabs. My disinterested Iraqi, practically European father, who would prefer to have nothing to do with the Middle East, said of my friend's homosexuality, "Well, is there any way to fix it?" with so much care and sincerity.
My mother politely informed him that no, homosexuality is not something you fix, and that he is a complete idiot."
Is Nuclear Energy a Realistic Option for Jordan’s Urgent Energy Needs?
Jordan has no water. Nuclear Energy requires a lot of water. Yet somehow, the feasibility study said these are not issues
"The feasibility study would have exposed the cost of building the NPP and its operation with all hidden costs very clearly exposed, and would have led to the cancelation of the nuclear project. "
Should we preserve every single Phoenician ruin in Beirut?
"Let’s be real for a second, downtown Beirut all lay over Phoenician ruins and much more! At the end, it was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times over its 5,000 year history, so the least you can find is ruins WHEREVER you dig around the city!
Should we preserve everything we find and halt all construction works for ever?"