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Why are the Poles picked on there is no reason to do this to them


plk123 8 | 4,142  
22 Oct 2007 /  #61
everyone is oppressed, depressed, pressed

or diseased. there doesn't seem to be one winner out there of course unless god helped them win. :D
sledz 23 | 2,250  
22 Oct 2007 /  #62
how about that Duke Lacrosse debacle Jesse and Al were calling those kids rapists
and then we found the girl was lying.. Did either of the apologize??? NO!
plk123 8 | 4,142  
22 Oct 2007 /  #63
yeah man.. there are many instances like that. they both suck.. but there are many other people that do similar bs.
Patrycja19 62 | 2,688  
22 Oct 2007 /  #64
unless god helped them win.

those helping the less fortunate are winners :))
sledz 23 | 2,250  
22 Oct 2007 /  #65
when jesse got caught cheating on his wife he was begging the whole county for
forgiveness..but when Don Imus said something stupid on the radio, he wouldnt
forgive him..Jesse is a hypocrite!!
Patrycja19 62 | 2,688  
22 Oct 2007 /  #66
Did either of the apologize??? NO!

they should have,, the families should have demanded it.. especially since they are
such influencial people..
sledz 23 | 2,250  
22 Oct 2007 /  #67
Hes always here in Chicago sticking his nose in where it dont belong
Patrycja19 62 | 2,688  
22 Oct 2007 /  #68
but when Don Imus said something stupid on the radio, he wouldnt
forgive him..Jesse is a hypocrite!!

they took that way oveboard.. he apologized and they still wanted him to lose his
job/life over it, but let one of us hear them say honky on television and make them
lose a job/life over it..

we get called white trash, honkey , etc etc.. list goes on. I am not against people
getting fairly treated and what they deserve, but you would never see a reverse

accusation on television.. it would cause alot of turmoil.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
22 Oct 2007 /  #69
reverse discrimination is running rampant in the US

we get called white trash, honkey , etc etc.. list goes on. I am not against people
getting fairly treated and what they deserve, but you would never see a reverse

So true!!! but if we use the N word they want to destroy the city
Patrycja19 62 | 2,688  
22 Oct 2007 /  #70
So true!!! but if we use the N word they want to destroy the city

yeah.. again, I say,, in the name of rodney, lets go get us a wide screen :)))

I promise I will share lol..

the clicker that is :) LOL
Daisy 3 | 1,224  
23 Oct 2007 /  #71
A friend at work told me, his 6 year old niece isn't allowed to sing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' or 'Four and Twenty Blackbirds' at her school because it's considered rascist...WTF?
sledz 23 | 2,250  
23 Oct 2007 /  #72
thats ridiclous those are very old harmless songs
Daisy 3 | 1,224  
23 Oct 2007 /  #73
They have nothing to do with race..are they going to insist we change the names of blackbirds...no..don't even think about it

Those songs are part of that child's cultural heritage..that's my argument and I'm sticking with it
d _radar  
23 Oct 2007 /  #74
For what it's worth, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the like are brilliant, articulate people who also happen to be catastrophists with an agenda.

Having said that, every country needs a voice of dissent, regardless of how annoying it sounds.

As per the original question, it seems to me that the poster posing the question is looking for a needle in a haystack.
I'm of Polish descent, born in Warsaw, though grew up in Canada. I've lived and travelled all over North America, have never been picked on. Kids made fun of my last name, but that's about the extent of it.

More often than not folks have been curious about my place of birth (as am I :).
If there are any groups in the US and Canada that are "picked on" it's the Native Americans and Hispanics. Maybe it's different in Europe...........
Patrycja19 62 | 2,688  
24 Oct 2007 /  #75
A friend at work told me, his 6 year old niece isn't allowed to sing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' or 'Four and Twenty Blackbirds' at her school because it's considered rascist...WTF?

WTF is right!!

your joking right ?

if this is true, its stupid. if people want to use nursery rymes as a scapegoat thats
petty and sad.. all my pity goes out to them and their pathetic lifes.

Kids made fun of my last name, but that's about the extent of it.

agree..

it was much worse when my father was growing up in the states then it is now.

weve evolved :)

I went to the old school he attended to check out his report cards and did anyone
know they graded on appearance ( washed hair etc ) as well as school work!

it used to happen, Polish as well as other immigrants were picked on some 50 plus
years ago when immigration was high.
OzzboyUK - | 1  
24 Oct 2007 /  #76
The Poles are great....the cream of the new immigrants....don't go home or be put off by an ignorant minority.......we need you !
jdthebrit 2 | 50  
24 Oct 2007 /  #77
Lived in Silesia for 15 years, loving it. Before anybody thinks, oh......British, big house etc. I will say one word - teacher LOL.
Through thick and thin, and yes I have been in some scrapes, I would say I've never ever regretted coming here and I am proud to call Poland my second home and thank all who have made me welcome and continue to treat me as an equal.

Are you out there MIL?

Is this OT hehe - the Tyskie is starting to bite.........
0Adam0 - | 14  
24 Oct 2007 /  #78
Depressingly I must say that many - not the majority - but a lot of the british public, are lazy sods living on benfits, making many children, doing no work, letting other people pay for them.

It is usually these people - those deliberately on benfits so they do not need to work - these people, who complain and are rude and insult whichever Immigrant they don't like that month.

They do not speak for the greater British public, they generally speak in Ignorance of current affairs.
I would like to appologise on behalf of the decent British public for these horrible people and the awful image they give us.

I can only speak for my own country/s (UK) but I am sure there are similar feelings in the rest of the worlds countries.
Patrycja19 62 | 2,688  
24 Oct 2007 /  #79
I can only speak for my own country/s (UK) but I am sure there are similar feelings in the rest of the worlds countries.

yes you are correct.. in the states we also have this problem, most now have to work
because they developed a program that gets them off their arses.. they have to at least put in 20 hours a week.. they offer to pay for childcare and even help to buy

you a car just so this person is productive.

its sad though, because there is still some who have alot of children and abuse
the system by selling their food stamps for money for drugs and their children still
go hungry..
d _radar  
25 Oct 2007 /  #80
agree..

it was much worse when my father was growing up in the states then it is now.

weve evolved :)

I went to the old school he attended to check out his report cards and did anyone
know they graded on appearance ( washed hair etc ) as well as school work!

it used to happen, Polish as well as other immigrants were picked on some 50 plus
years ago when immigration was high.

Double agree. :)

My grandma moved her family to NYC in the early 50s. Although it was considered a more tolerant enviroment for immigrants, it was still tough for folks from Ireland, Poland, Italy.....

She moved across to NJ for a while and, by her accounts, it was hell. So she packed up and moved back to the city.

Interstingly enough my dad decided to move back to Poland and see what life there was like (hence I was born in Warsaw).
I guess one could say he was "picked on" somewhat while living in Poland. He ran into alot of "ugly American" comments. Alot of folks assumed he had alot of money, which he did not, and poked fun at the fact that he came from "hamerica". (he eventually came back to NA and settled in Canada).

So I guess it was tit for tat back in the day.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
25 Oct 2007 /  #81
A friend at work told me, his 6 year old niece isn't allowed to sing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'

The PC thing is getting out of hand......

From the desk of the Rt. Hon. Humphrey Bumphrey MP
Minister of State for the Department of Political Correctness and Silly Walks
The House of Commons
Westminster
London

23 October 2007

My Dear Szarlotka,

Your letter of 19 October 2007 refers

It was good to hear from you again. Thank you for bringing to my attention the incident involving one of your colleagues at the recent planning session who, in referring to his heavy workload, used the unfortunate phrase “I feel like the boy with his finger in the dyke”. I can well understand the reaction of Ms. Blenkinsop of Accounts. Please pass on my best wishes to her for a speedy recovery.

Quite frankly this is another sad case of the unforgivable misuse of our colourful and historic language giving offence to Colleagues. It is from incidents such as this that the need has arisen for the rapid expansion of my Department to employ over 23,000 additional staff in the last six months alone.

In response to your guidance on the phrase in question, I would comment as follows: Firstly, references to boys are frowned upon as being sexist and we also need to consider the protection of young children in this instance. Therefore we would advise the use of ‘young person’ here. Secondly, we believe that finger would cause great offence to our American colleagues. Accordingly we advise the use of ‘digit’ in this instance. The use of the word ‘Dyke’ makes me shudder. It is high on the list of potential election losers in my view. I strongly advise the use of the term ‘flood protection barrier’.

In summary in future please ensure that the phrase ‘young person with their digit in the flood protection barrier’ is used in all formal communications. I recognise that this is a bit of a mouthful and for informal, internal communications you have my blessing to shorten this to “young person with their digit in the levee”.

Moving on to your request for guidance from my Department on other phrases that you suspect may be in need of review, I have set out below our responses:

Blackberry – please use Afro-Caribbean Berry. We have taken up your advice in this area and have written to the manufacturers of the ubiquitous hand held devices in question demanding that they change their branding in this way. Incidentally, blackcurrants are, of course, to be referred to as Afro-Caribbean currants, Red berries are to be called Socialist Berries and Green Gauges are to be called eco-friendly gauges.

For ‘chink in the armour’ we advise the use of ‘Oriental person in the armour’.

Going forwards a blunt response is to be referred to as ‘calling a shovel a shovel’.

The phrase ‘spick and span’ should be replaced with ‘neat and tidy’.

I hope that this guidance is useful to you and your Colleagues. You were quite right to bring these matters to the attention of my Department. After all it is our remit to eradicate all offensive references from our new society. I know that the transition to a more pleasant and correct world is not easy for Colleagues in other Departments. For example, in a meeting with members of the National Astronomy Laboratory only the other day it was my unpleasant duty to inform them that Black Holes (racial and sexual undertones I’m afraid) must be called ‘portals’ and that Red Dwarves were henceforth to be referred to as Socialist PORGs.

You may be interested to know that having secured the additional funding in the latest publics spending review; we are expanding our remit to take in the public at large now, which was always the long term aim as you know. Last week we held our initial brainstorm on how best to move forwards in this exciting expansion. One of our young fast track graduates hit upon the excellent idea of the first round of changes being focussed upon something near and dear to everybody, viz the name of the towns in which they live.

It was pointed out that the ending ham in some of these names is deeply offensive to the Orthodox Jewish community in the UK. Accordingly we have decided to remove this ending such that Birmingham becomes Birming, Evesham becomes Eves and so on and so forth. Obviously this gives us a problem with Oldham which would become Old. Therefore we propose to rename it Mature.

The next generic change is for those towns whose name begins with New. In recognition of the valuable contribution to our economy and culture made by the Polish Community these will be given the prefix Nowy. Thus Newport becomes Nowyport and Newcastle becomes Nowycastle. A bit of a mouthful for the Geordies no doubt but an essential change we feel.

In recognition of the part played in our country by the Muslim community we propose that Allbrighton becomes Allahbrighton and that Hull is renamed Halal.

We are still working to expand upon this list and are treating each case on its merits. The immediate problem is in Dorset where we can not tolerate having the River Piddle and associated village names such as Piddletrenthide. I was leaning towards the River Relief. How do you feel about that?

In summary, I would like to thank you for your support. If I can be of further assistance please contact either myself or one of my assistants John, Jackie, Jakub, Ewa, Ivan, Tatiana, Mario, Isabella, Pieere, Michelle, Chung Li, Chop Suey, Hiram or Britney.

Fraternally Yours

Humphrey
AvJoeUK  
25 Oct 2007 /  #82
Lol I wouldnt be surprised if that was real these days szar...
0Adam0 - | 14  
25 Oct 2007 /  #83
I couldn't read ALL of that letter - it irritated then bored me.

I guess the gist is - Someone use a noral phrase and stupid PC cr*p said AHA he's being offensive

When in fact he was talking about plugging up a dam. :P
Yogibear - | 40  
25 Oct 2007 /  #84
why are people making fun of them picking on them and think bad stuff about them.

I have posted similar responses on threads here.Iam new to this forum but people may start to get the jist of what kind of person I am.

When people make fun of an external object whether it be a person or culture it's a sign of their own ignorance, insecurities and fear.
Kilkline 1 | 689  
25 Oct 2007 /  #85
When people make fun of an external object whether it be a person or culture it's a sign of their own ignorance, insecurities and fear.

Not quite true. Theres nothing wrong with satire or generally taking the p1ss out of stuff. Theres a victim in all humour.
Yogibear - | 40  
25 Oct 2007 /  #86
I agree my friend but the title of the thread said picked on.
Michal - | 1,865  
25 Oct 2007 /  #87
I have been on holiday for a few days and we went and stayed in Newark. I drove to a Chinese restaurant in Grantham, where, incidentally Margaret Thatcher was born so many years ago!one evening as they have a 'happy hour' between five and six in the evening. There, in the restaurant, they now employ two young gorgeous Polish girls from Krakow! We got talking and I was telling them about my memories of Krakow in the old days and they were telling me how things have changed for the better. I think they just wanted to talk in Polish as it can be a bit daunting overseas for a long time away from home. They would speak in English until the topic became too difficult and then we would revert to Polish. Somehow, it returned to me some of my old faith in Polish nature and how some of the young generation can be so nice, in this retrospect they have to be I suppose as it is, after all, their job. However, it would be nice to go back and see the old place again and it also showed me how so many of the so called 'Polish' people on this forum who are rude, sarcastic and are simply aggressive are not in any way representative of all true nice young Polish people.
jareck8  
25 Oct 2007 /  #88
bit of baoth cant hurt no one... debates and discussions bring us closer...
espana 17 | 950  
25 Oct 2007 /  #89
people on this forum who are rude, sarcastic and are simply aggressive

and what about you michal?
are you rude ? yes !!
sacastic? yes!!!
agrgessive? no!
Michal - | 1,865  
25 Oct 2007 /  #90
agrgessive? no!

Sorry about the keying error. At least in saved me from one fault though!

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