Return PolishForums LIVE
  PolishForums Archive :
Posts by Foreigner4  

Joined: 18 Nov 2007 / Male ♂
Last Post: 8 Mar 2015
Threads: Total: 12 / In This Archive: 3
Posts: Total: 1,769 / In This Archive: 440
From: tychy
Speaks Polish?: yes and no
Interests: sports, politics, the economy, history, writing, yadayadayada

Displayed posts: 443 / page 1 of 15
sort: Latest first   Oldest first   |
Foreigner4   
14 Dec 2009
Love / Abuse in relationships (my first Polish girlfriend) [216]

like foreinger said, he comes on a bit hard.

I'm not choosing sides here, i think you all suck differently but equally.
But fyi, you've just managed to type a lot but effectively communicate very little perhaps you went on a bit of rant yourself?

zimmy mode

meet Pat19 mode

Have a nice day:)
Foreigner4   
13 Dec 2009
Love / Abuse in relationships (my first Polish girlfriend) [216]

interesting, so because abuse happened to other women, it's ironic that Zimmy doesn't like it happening to men? Where's the irony? Unless of course he is the one who abused all women throughout history, if that's your case for irony then i guess everything's clear.

I'm not sticking up for the guy cause I think he's coming off a little too hard done by but I don't think you've presented anymore balance on this subject than he has.

bye.
Foreigner4   
12 Dec 2009
News / Polish Tourists wrestle and kill attacking bear! [39]

Michal

The Japanese have killed all the whales in the sea yet everybody still buys Nikon cameras, Nissan, Mutsibishi and Honda motor cars. Nobody complains, do they?

That's a point worth repeating. We all say one thing about the treatment of our fellow animals but when it comes to the race to possess shiny things we clearly act in a completely different way. See diamonds for another example.
Foreigner4   
2 Dec 2009
Love / Abuse in relationships (my first Polish girlfriend) [216]

It should be a balance.

When you say "no" it's for a damn good reason so in fact your point of "no" is where your balance would be upset.

This requires you to be honest in the relationship as well.
Foreigner4   
2 Dec 2009
Food / Polish Hot Chocolate [7]

Buy a bar of 60% coco or higher and use 60% of it. You know, you're average Wedel bar or something like that.
You gotta put about a cup of boiling water over it so you can melt that fcuker before you put it in with the rest of the shyt.

What's that other shyt?
Well hold on sonny, cause I ain't gonna give up the goods that easy. But you'll need about half a cup of sugar, yeah that's what i said, half a mother fckin cup!

You'll also need 1.5 litres of milk, and not that carton long life shyt either- get it from either a) a cow you may have handy or b) a bottle.

Ok, so you've milked your cow and are bringing the milk to a preboiled state, aka just before boiling- ohhhh yeah, tease the shyt outta that milk but don't let it boil or you'll fcuk it all up.

Put in the sugar, the milk and half a teaspoon of nutmeg and half a teaspoon of cinnamon.
You'll finally have to add in some vanilla- that's your motherfcukin business man, use it as you will.
Whip that shyt up and then serve with cinnamon sticks and enjoy the FCUK outta that motherfcukin hot CHOC-O-LATE.
Peace!
Foreigner4   
29 Nov 2009
Love / Abuse in relationships (my first Polish girlfriend) [216]

what is it with you attracting violent women? do you look like a punchbag? ;)

Y'know i think they'd sell like hot cakes if my kisser were plastered on them, men and women would enjoy whaling away at those things. Seriously though, I really think some broads like to see how far they can push their guy and they've turn into little brats when they found that with me it's not very far. This current one is quite clever though, i spend the better part of most days wondering what i'll do to **** her off, in fact i'm sure i'm my typing is doing just that. Silent treatment for me (I win!)

However, sometimes their men do need a proper slap.

fair enough but then by that token you open the door to the same notion towards women. If you can see that then fine but a lot of your sisters probably don't like where that logic goes, heck a lot of "white knights" probably don't either.
Foreigner4   
29 Nov 2009
Love / Why are Polish girls constantly ill? [166]

yeah i've noticed this too. German, Canadian, British, American, French all in my experience a pretty resilient bunch. Polish? not so resilient. and I don't think it could all be imagined but what do I know?
Foreigner4   
29 Nov 2009
Love / Abuse in relationships (my first Polish girlfriend) [216]

One Polish girlfriend i had kicked me for some odd reason (i'm pretty sure i've written this story already) she got sent out the door in her underwear shortly there after. It was winter so i threw her her jacket but she wailed and wailed until I was certain the police would be coming so I did let her back in. She put up quite a resistance before that too but to put it simply she learned her lesson and kept loving me long after we'd broke up and I think a lot of that had to do with me being the only guy she'd had who wouldn't put up with even an ounce of her sh!t. Sadly that attitude is what ended our relationship too. I guess I could have been more flexible but hey, it's always too late for a "could have."

Strange, I was thinking about this today after a silly brewhaha incident. I find it funny when she tries to attack me though because it's so utterly clumsy, I'm not big at all but i find women trying to attack more funny than anything cause they tend to be so uncoordinated in their telegraphed flailing. But what i can't stand, is when she starts yelling at me for the littlest of things, that is a sure fire way to put me in the hot zone. When her voice reaches a certain volume there's a very good chance that I'll say something cruel and mean spirited and then it starts...
Foreigner4   
28 Nov 2009
Language / Not sure if I will be able to speak Polish [53]

In English you need experience to know how words are pronounced, in Polish you don't need this experience, you just need to know how all letters (and 2-letter combinations) in the alphabet are pronounced. It's a big difference.

i'm not disagreeing with you in the slightest, i must highlight i'm talking about complexity here not consistency or anything else, just what i wrote nothing more.

Polish pronunciation is much much much much more difficult for a non-slav due to complexity (not irregularity).

But I'm still 100% convinced that an adult native Slavic speaker needs more time to master English pronunciation, than a native non-Slavic speaker needs to master Polish pronunciation.

I'd be interested in knowing the outcome in a related experiment one way or the other. I have my doubts but at the same time you may be right. What's got you convinced. *leaves for vodka infested parte*
Foreigner4   
28 Nov 2009
Language / Not sure if I will be able to speak Polish [53]

you may be right in terms of which language is more irregular with its pronunciation but I tend to agree with Derevon in that Polish pronunciation is much much much much more difficult for a non-slav due to complexity (not irregularity).
Foreigner4   
18 Oct 2009
News / NEW PATRIOT MISSILES FOR POLAND [178]

The problem with debating this topic with a lot of people is that they create a false dichotomy from the outset; one that entails being either invaded or flexing muscle to prevent such an event. Many people fail completely to look at the merits of diplomacy and creating economic ties or inter dependencies as ways of ensuring peace. - basically a bunch of fear mongering created and perpetuated by people that love the idea of fighting as long as they personally don't have to do it or suffer from it.

Now, I'm off to go watch some fights in Katowice if anyone is interested,today MikoĊ‚owska 72 the new AWF building.
Foreigner4   
17 Oct 2009
News / NEW PATRIOT MISSILES FOR POLAND [178]

They complained about us installing the MDS and biatch now that weve deceided to take it out??

yeah i'm really sure you were in on making that decision. as individuals, yanks like to pretend they somehow represent the american military industrial complex, almost without failure.

tell it to the guy with a baseball bat who asks for your wallet

and who does the guy with the bat represent in your little scenario?

It is time to throw away the weapons, and use that money to eradicate poverty, hunger, illiteracy and research.

Here I agree with your sentiments in that education is the best investment any people can make in their future but why do you want to eradicate research?

10% of all the weapons of each country can be given to a UNITED NATIONS ARMY (by making UN more acceptable and more fair).

one world central military? as commanded by...? Are you really that naive? Look through history and tell me if you see any pattern with rulers whether elected or otherwise, in fact before you do that rethink your silly idea.
Foreigner4   
13 Oct 2009
Travel / Snowboarding in Poland [75]

Go to Slovakia. You'll be glad you did. Polish lift operators haven't (and likely will never) caught up to the standards of their neighbor. There are waaaaaay to many tow-cables and not even close to a reasonable amount of chair lifts in the entire country (imo)
Foreigner4   
10 Oct 2009
History / Did Ukraine really "steal" Polish land? [302]

Did Ukraine really "steal" Polish land?
No. Ukraine is not an entity that can act or think of one mind therefore it is not able to be personalized or characterized as an individual. This personalization of nations has got to be the most common form of lazy thinking when it comes to politics and history. Repeat, nations are not people. Get past this hurdle and fruitful honest discussions are soon to follow.
Foreigner4   
10 Oct 2009
Love / Why do Polish Women Think They Know Better? [134]

Is this just me?

no

Has anyone else experienced this?

yes

Is this normal everywhere?

no idea but if she keeps it up i'll be gone before she can say powiniesz
Just the other day I told her what I'm going to do with the car, and she cried out "no no no, that's too expensive, no no no you don't know what you're doing, etc, etc. Then she told her father about my plans, he agreed with my idea. Suddenly she thinks it's a great idea.

I don't find this confined to any particular group though, in my experience people just want to have things their way regardless of the consequences.
Foreigner4   
9 Sep 2009
Life / Most overpriced things in Poland? [72]

One of my friends ( he is from the US) studied here in Amsterdam "sex and gender studies"
He had to do a research on prostitutes, i accompanied him to the red light district to interview some of them. Many of them affirmed and reaffirmed that they loved their job, that they hated having to go to an office job, or even go to school.

I am no expert but i'll hazard that the red light district of amsterdam is somehow a different working environment than the highways and parlours of poland, whether or not you agree doubtfully changes my guess.

Now who are you to tell those girls that they should feel ashame, or sad, or frustrated, if they feel great with what they do, and they can joke about it, and they chose for it, then its just another job.

English isn't your first language so this may not be fair for you. Now here you are claiming i at some point told girls in amsterdam that they should be ashamed of their career choice? To say you're reaching is an understatement.

Would you also get uneasy if i made a comment on how overpriced the inmigration lawyers in Poland are? Some of them didn't have choice, they studied that cause they were forced by their parents, or because it makes the most money. would it upset you to?

You are actually trying to make a comparison between the general circumstances a woman finds herself in that leads her to prostitution and those of an immigration lawyer? You are actually comparing parents forcing their children to study to pimps and johns forcing their women to work and taking a sizable cut of their pay?

Again I'll ask you my earlier question, just something to ponder:

if you had a daughter would you find it funny if she sold her body despite not being in extreme need?

My original question was as to the mindset of someone who would make such a comment and think it funny. I think you've given me my answer.
Foreigner4   
9 Sep 2009
Life / Most overpriced things in Poland? [72]

I said "I think you're probably better than that comment would lead one to believe." Other than that i don't see where i "passed judgement" on you but if you can point me to where i may have done so i may concede to your, uh, "point of view." Until then I maintain you perhaps, think twice before laughing at those working as prostitutes in Poland. Apologies for the audacity of such a request.
Foreigner4   
9 Sep 2009
Life / Most overpriced things in Poland? [72]

I really don't know the answer to that question but if you had a daughter would you find it funny if she sold her body despite not being in extreme need? But to be fair you may be correct. However you didn't specify that group to begin with and more or less made a blanket statement. And now after making such a childish comment, you find yourself explaining yourself and coming off the worse for it. For your sake and the reputation of expats in Poland (apologies if you're born and raised in Poland but your writing style, among other things leads me to the conclusion you weren't) I certainly hope you refrain from such comments in public. That kind of thing will come back to hurt you physically or in regards to how others view you and I think you're probably better than that comment would lead one to believe.

Now what would you bring back from abroad and flip for a small but consistent profit here?
Foreigner4   
9 Sep 2009
Life / Most overpriced things in Poland? [72]

I'm not upset and it's still quite early here so i'm very much relaxed (: but i am curious as to the mindset that feels it ok, even laughable to joke at those in what most would consider unfortunate circumstances, even more so if you're a foreigner doing such things.
Foreigner4   
9 Sep 2009
Life / Most overpriced things in Poland? [72]

mvefa, why would you write that? At what point should a person selling their body for cash be considered funny?
Foreigner4   
9 Sep 2009
Life / Most overpriced things in Poland? [72]

Nice guys, nice f'n hijack. good work, way to stay on topic!
just kidding, i like to see where people will take a topic and how.

Their modesty and humbleness has disappeared in one way.

maybe in one way, it never even existed?

Thats one think i despise about poland is the dual pricing.

^that blows me away because since 2001 i can't recall a time when i ever paid a "westerner's" price, maybe i just chose not to buy whatever it was at the time but i really don't recall ever being ripped off to the point of where it was an arbitrary price due to me being foreigner4.

Anyhow the reason i asked is because i've been back home all summer and people always say "oh you should have bought ______ and you could have sold ________ here and made a profit." I never think of this stuff and just curious what you would bring back to Poland to sell if you were in my shoes.

It's weird though, the laptop i bought in poland was cheaper 1 year ago than the same laptop here in canada by about 200pln, maybe that's just an exception though.
Foreigner4   
9 Sep 2009
Life / Most overpriced things in Poland? [72]

So in your opinion, what things, be them big ticket or small ticket, are the most overpriced things here as opposed to the rest of the e.u. or north america?
Foreigner4   
30 Aug 2009
USA, Canada / blackberry and iphones from north america? [2]

So if i buy one or the other in north america, is it easy or not to use them in Poland?

No, I do not mean to ask if I can obtain one or the other in Poland, I am only asking if one bought in north america can be converted (via sim card or some other dodad) to work in Poland.

anyone know?
Foreigner4   
31 May 2009
USA, Canada / Anyone from Edmonton area? [11]

yes i do. gonna be headin back there in a few days for the summer too. you from the area or is it that obvious what i meant?
Foreigner4   
28 May 2009
History / Poland: dont blame us its the Germans. [174]

Which was best seller in Germany ... I'd say that before the war most Germans knew his plans ...

who do you think was behind most of those purchases?
Foreigner4   
23 May 2009
History / Poland: dont blame us its the Germans. [174]

Poles are 48 less likely to commit racist crimes than Germans and that is a fact based on exactly the same numbers that you quoted.

Is that necessarily a good thing though?

I think that's an interesting number, in fact the whole exchange between you and Harry is mildly entertaining, I digress though. Poland isn't a major attraction for a lot of immigrants, i wonder if that number, whatever its veracity, would go up or down if that social dynamic went on the increase.

I pass no judgment here, just noticed a curiosity.
Foreigner4   
19 May 2009
History / Poland: dont blame us its the Germans. [174]

Hooray! Let's play the "Time Machine Blame Game" Here's the rules, set up your time machine in your head. Pretend to go back in time. Play out scenarios as you imagine them. Pretend the picture of the place and time you go back to is completely factually accurate. Assume all things today stem from your pretend factually accurate imaginings. Place blame accordingly. It's fun, easy to do, you're always right and anyone who thinks differently than you is always wrong.

My turn to play:
If we could go back to any place and any time the world i'd be willing to bet people did worse things than the nazi war machine did. And, just like those events it will at some point stop being fashionable to blame them or pretend they did anything that any other group of people wouldn't have done given the circumstances. Likely that will happen when the next overt attempt at a large scale military takeover.

That is all.
Foreigner4   
4 May 2009
UK, Ireland / POLES SUPERIOR TO BRITS? [260]

...finally as always on this forum it gets down to whose dead grandfather was a better man because of the political motivations he was obliged to fight for. Wonderful gents, another remarkable digression into ww2. *Now let's please get back to the incredibly insightful and productive debate that this thread was supposed to have inspired.*

Is it just me or does anyone else feel like smacking upside the head anyone who tries bragging about the country they come from or the ethnicity they belong to? I'm smacking you all upside your heads right now-SMACK!

* sarcasm on/off