So we had a little survey (facebook question) of Lebanese Voices facebook page:
60% of those that answered (143 total) have voted for Jeita
36% don’t care or haven’t voted
Again, the post below express the opinion of several Lebanese fellows and myself, and is not a counter-campaign.
I heard that the Jeita advertising campaign has a budget of $140,000, anyone can verify or deny? That’s a nice sum of money for a “no-budget” government! [this information was shared on a social media site, i have no ground evidence to support nor deny it]
Beirut Spring – The Jeita Scandal Is The Gift That Keeps Giving
Beirutiyat – جعيتا.. سأخون وطني
Patrick Galey – For Jeita Grotto, I vote no-confidence in MPs
Gino’s Blog – N7W is a SCAM and Lebanon Should Pull Itself Out IMMEDIATELY
Vote for the Lebanese Society as the one and Only Wonder of the World! Why i won’t vote for Jeita Grotto as the Seventh Wonder of the World, of course you are free to disagree with me:
The Seven Wonders of the World, to start with, are not exactly the most accurate descriptive criteria to evaluate anything really; are they natural wonders, like Jeita, or man-made wonders, like the China Wall, the Pyramids, etc. As it seems alot of these wonders are man-made monuments of architectural awe (i don’t understand what the criteria really is to pick these wonders, but i don’t see how Jeita fits in anyway!), so to squeeze in a natural phenomena doesn’t do the grotto any justice. I really do hope that the seven wonders of the world would be picked by a qualified international jury that would give justice to the list rather than some international voting escapade.
For a view of the Seven Wonders of the World (by sane categories) check out: Wonders of the World
The governmental campaign: Vote4Lebanon, oh wait, there’s a song [youtube]! Really? If this was a fuel or electricity or even tomato crisis, i don’t believe such a budget would have existed! I don’t want to vote for Jeita i’d rather have 24/7 electricity or decent internet!
The “other” campaign: [this you have to see!]
*Insert encyclopedia of curse words*
You’ll wear an orange tie for three minutes?! Katir khayrak!
Miss Lebanon: You seem to have nothing to do with your days; offering all these people kisses is gonna take a long while to fulfill!
You won’t attack your political counterparts? Shi byirfa3 il rass wallah!
Maybe being a touristic guide in Jeita would have been a great idea anyway!
Kissing a cow on the lips?! WTF?!
Is anyone else offended by the BS is this video besides me!
I admit i have posted about the new7wonders voting so long ago i can’t find the post anymore on Lebanese Voices facebook page and tweeted about it, as a patriotic gesture, but i didn’t expect it to become an epidemic!
Jeita Grotto being on the NEW 7 wonders list (for those that have not yet noticed the name of the list) won’t really up our tourism, we have already been listed as the top cities for tourism in a few magazines, and we are only in November! [+ i’m sick and tired of us being so dependent on tourism but that’s for a different post]
Jeita Grotto’s revenue won’t save our crumbling economy, however some hard work and less wasting money on useless sms-ing would! Of-course, some government care, laws and actually work would be savior as well, but who are we kidding!
The Lebanese obsession with world records has got to come to an end!
The Biggest Hummus Plate
The Largest Flag
The Largest Glass of Wine
The Largest Ceramic Plate (ok this one is a bit cool, especially for 2009)
The Largest Fattouch Plate!
[to be fair i will list some cool achievements:
The Tallest Matchstick Model & The Largest Collection Of Model Cars]
This world record obsession has to STOP! Now! We have a mass-community-minority complex!
Ofcourse all these listing forget to mention:
The World’s Most influential 500 Arabs: No. 212 Haifa Wehbe (niyelna!)
Another Lebanese Record: 4th in the world on the Governmental Debt Index, according to the International Monetary Fund, UN 
One of the slowest internet speeds in the world! [link1][link2]
127 [out of 180] on Corruption Perception Index 2010 [right next to syria, which we gloat to be more “free” than, and more corrupt then Egypt, whom we proudly advised against their dictator during the Egyptian revolution!]
and with the current rate of inflation and deficit, we will soon be the world’s most screwed economy as well!
I like Jeita Grotto, don’t get me wrong, and proud to have it as part of this beautiful (what ever is left of it) country. But if i had any intention of voting, all these reasons have made me change me mind!
I gave you my reasons not to vote, now give me one solid reason (and by that i don’t mean a patriotic lecture) why i should change my mind or forever hold your texting!