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Psychology, Noah Smith, Kapish?, Saudi Barbaria, Bernie, Ottomans, Yugo, Lebanon | Twitter

@MaxAbrahms The problem isn’t that Hillary makes foreign policy mistakes, but that she makes the same mistake over & over again:https://twitter.com/capreble/status/723849697245442048   Permalink 5:32 AM – 23 Apr 2016 @nntaleb بمالطه بيكتبوا لغه ساميه بالحرف اللاتيني @adnanhobalah @ZJoureir Permalink 11:47 AM – 23 Apr 2016 @nntaleb La2. Sa3iid 3akl kan ma7sour billebnene. Ana bilshami (ye3n3 […]

Dr. Nassim Taleb at LDE 2015

Dr. Nassim Taleb at LDE 2015, Lebanese Diaspora Energy, Published on Jun 21, 2015

Some parts of Lebanon are greener today than they were a generation ago…

Some parts of Lebanon are greener today than they were a generation ago. People in Lebanon keep bemoaning the degradation of the environment, overbuilding, etc. These are true, but, outside of urban areas, parts of the countryside seem greener today than 120 years ago, something obvious when we look at old pictures (and paintings). This […]

THE LEBANESE WAR THAT DOESN”T HAPPEN….

THE LEBANESE WAR THAT DOESN”T HAPPEN. Please show this your Lebanese friends who are scared to come visit their families in Lebanon. The casualty rate from bombs in Lebanon over 2013 was ~2.5 per 100,000 people. It remains < a tenth of crime in NY in the 90s, <20th of crime in Brazil, etc. Outside […]

An illustration of how the news are largely created…

An illustration of how the news are largely created, bloated and magnified by journalists. I have been in Lebanon for the past 24h, and there were shells falling on a suburb of Beirut. Yet the news did not pass the local social filter and did reach me from social sources. People do not seem to […]