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What Do Poles think of Finns?


scrappleton - | 829  
2 Dec 2009 /  #31
but I do believe guns are bad for people.

When citizens can arm themselves maybe certain things don't happen.. like the Holocaust, Communist take overs, for example :-))))
Mr Grunwald 33 | 2,177  
2 Dec 2009 /  #32
like the Holocaust, Communist take overs, for example :-))))

That's for sure, the Norwegian police doesn't use arms in public and they all brag about it everywhere. It doesn't make me more safe when I see a "most probably a gun holder" going at the street beside unarmed Police. I really don't feel safe then!!!
frd 7 | 1,399  
2 Dec 2009 /  #33
I admire Finns for their snipers. The best sniper in world was Finnish Simo Häyhä nickname "White Death" sniped 505 Soviets hiding in the snow in -40 to -20 degrees Celsius.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
3 Dec 2009 /  #34
Comes in handy in Zabrze, does it frd? ;) ;) I bet the sniper who killed many US Marines in Iraq came close to his ability.
TheOther 6 | 3,674  
3 Dec 2009 /  #35
The whole idea that allowing people to own guns will bring crime up is only a myth made up by idiotic liberals

Sure...
Why did 4 cops have to die in Washington state just recently? What about Columbine? Do I have to list all those killings that happened only because weapons are so readily available to every nutjob who wants one? That guns bring crime down is only a myth made up by idiotic conservatives.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
3 Dec 2009 /  #36
What do Poles think of Finns?

Poles think they are very 'Finnicky'.
mbiernat 3 | 107  
3 Dec 2009 /  #37
I guess most think of Nokia and lump them into one of those countries that are 'up there', peaceful and cold. Of course history is a different story but they were a minor player in the war. I think most have a normal or positive opinion of the Fins.
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
3 Dec 2009 /  #38
There are many authorities that include Finland as part of Scandinavia. Go and check wikipedia.

Swedish wiki wrote:

Skandinavien är ett geografiskt och kulturellt område i norra Europa. Vanligen används termen i kulturell och språklig bemärkelse och omfattar då Sverige, Danmark och Norge, där man talar skandinaviska språk.

Scandinavia is geographic and cultural area in north Europe. The normally used term in cultural and linguistic senses which includes Sweden, Denmark and Norway, where Scandinavian languages are spoken. :)

AFAIK, Sean, Swedes use the more general term "Norden" (The North) which is close to aforesaid but also includes Iceland and Faeroe Islands (am I right Polsky Szwed? ;))

Finns from my Russian perspective are not Swedes and the language they speak is close to Hungarian or to what Russian Kareli or Mordva speak.
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
3 Dec 2009 /  #39
There are plenty of sources online which show that Finland can be considered as a part of Scandinavia. I'd be happy to show them. It just depends which classification you choose to give weight to.
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
3 Dec 2009 /  #40
It just depends which classification you choose to give weight to.

Exactly. :) I just thought it would be more correct to use a genuinely Scandinavian source on that. We (russkie, schotlandci i poliaki) still can think whatever we want, right?

So they use two words to distinguish different things: "Scandinavien" (Norway, Denmark, Sweden) and "Norden" (3 mentioned+FI, Iceland, Finland).
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
3 Dec 2009 /  #41
Well, we are neutral observers so perhaps more reliable, right? They are just labels anyway. I will staunchly defend the right to national identity. I wouldn't call a Finn Scandinavian, I'd call him a Finn. It's like sb calls me a Brit but I have no English blood at all, I'm a Scot.

Geez, I could use some of their Finlandia Cranberry :)
frd 7 | 1,399  
3 Dec 2009 /  #42
Comes in handy in Zabrze, does it frd? ;) ;)

Always fancy shooting a dresiarz or two. ;)

As for snipers, can't see anyone quite close to him on the list (from modern times): snipercentral.com/snipers.htm

Wikipedia says Finland is a Nordic country but not a Scandinavian one. It makes sense.. kind of.
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
3 Dec 2009 /  #43
Pick them off at random :)

Wikipedia isn't the definitive authority on such matters. They sometimes write sth and say 'citation needed'. That could just be inferential work on their part.
Derevon 12 | 172  
3 Dec 2009 /  #44
There's been two major school massacres in Finland within the last few years.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jokela_school_shooting
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kauhajoki_school_shooting

The perpetrators were disillusioned kids with easy access to firearms. In Sweden such people wouldn't have a clue where to get a gun.

Firearms don't kill people. Sociopaths with access to firearms do.
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
3 Dec 2009 /  #45
I remember reading about those. Finland doesn't know racial tension like America does so you have to question why they need such firearms in the first place. They serve as a deterrent in America to would-be burglars or assailants.
SeanBM 35 | 5,806  
3 Dec 2009 /  #46
Finland doesn't know racial tension like America does so you have to question why they need such firearms in the first place.

You are saying that America's 'right to bear arms' is racially motivated and that is not true.

They just watched too much 'lone ranger' and spaghetti westerns as kids :)
Seanus 15 | 19,674  
3 Dec 2009 /  #47
I'm not saying the right to bear arms is racially motivated as that didn't form the founding logic of that Constitutional provision. I merely wanted to say that there are mixed neighbourhoods living side-by-side and they feel safer with a weapon. I focussed more on its deterrent function.
Ogien 5 | 241  
6 Dec 2009 /  #48
Not only liberals, not only.

I have stated many facts and all you did was come up with ******** stories that "could happen" in your mind.

Believe me, if criminals want a gun, they will easily gain access to one no matter what the law is. You have no idea how many incidents there have been where American families were able to protect themselves from criminals thanks to owning guns.

Let me ask you this. If I didn't own a gun, what the hell am I supposed to do if a criminal busts into my house? Sure, I could call the cops but by the time they got to my house I could already be dead and all my belongings might be stolen.

Sure...Why did 4 cops have to die in Washington state just recently? What about Columbine? Do I have to list all those killings that happened only because weapons are so readily available to every nutjob who wants one? That guns bring crime down is only a myth made up by idiotic conservatives.

Again, you don't seem to understand how easy it is to get guns illegally in the United States. All of those incidents would've happened even if guns were illegal. Also, you're only showing your ignorance by saying that any nutjob can get firearms. The process to getting a firearm legally is a little more complicated than you think(it varies by the jurisdiction too).
katarina - | 17  
6 Dec 2009 /  #49
Finns are really handsome!
I heard that they -as Gaa said - seemed very reserved and not very talkative. But they've great sense of humor and really likeable temper. I'm really enchanted by this country and I want to go there some day. And I want to studdy Finnish next year... :)
Hyacinthus 1 | 20  
28 Dec 2009 /  #50
I don't like Finnish girls,I mean whom I know.they are so smug,arrogent,act as they are the center,almost the core of the universe,and I don't know why,some polish girls they like appreciating what Finnish girls taked about.Surrounded her like worship a godness.

Oh,my I gosh,I feel so sick when I see this.
While guys whom i know are ok,they are much more easy-going,open

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