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pickpockets or gangsters in poland?


spell of bliss  
18 Jul 2006 /  #1
is it true that tourists will need to worry about these people wile visiting poland?
Guest  
18 Jul 2006 /  #2
Let me ask you this question: In which country (other than Utopia:) tourists won't have to worry about pickpockets or gangsters?
bolo 2 | 304  
18 Jul 2006 /  #3
When I was in England I worried about it every single hour...
lef 11 | 478  
19 Jul 2006 /  #4
unfortuately tourist in poland should be on guard for pick pocketers and thieves whilst in poland, in particular in city areas and tourist resorts.
mgmg  
19 Jul 2006 /  #5
Lef, how many times were you mugged when you were in Poland?
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
19 Jul 2006 /  #6
Why do people react to that idiot - it`s not worth it.

I`m only asking myself why hasn`t he been banned so far.
Shelley  
21 Jul 2006 /  #7
Stop picking on the UK our stats are only that bad because of the Pakis and the Irish (pakis bring our literacy stats down - Irish make us look like we drink too much and once again the Pakis are thieving sex pests who drive our crime rates up!!)

As turists, I think it should be the Polish people who have concerns about them, not the other way round!!!! I walked about freely at all times of the day without feeling at all bothered about crime.

I think people should visit a place before making such statements!
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
22 Jul 2006 /  #8
Stop picking on the UK our stats are only that bad because of the Pakis and the Irish (pakis bring our literacy stats down - Irish make us look like we drink too much and once again the Pakis are thieving sex pests who drive our crime rates up!!)

As turists, I think it should be the Polish people who have concerns about them, not the other way round!!!! I walked about freely at all times of the day without feeling at all bothered about crime.

Alright I won`t pick on the UK. I`ve done that only, becaouse I think that many of the people visiting this site are British and they would have a good comparsion that way.
truebrit 3 | 196  
22 Jul 2006 /  #9
Also,its worth remembering that even EU countries have different ways of measuring crimes and what actually constitutes a crime.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
22 Jul 2006 /  #10
Actually that`s not the case in case of criminal offenses - the penalty for a crime is different from country to country, but i.e. a robbery is robbery in every country in Europe.
magdi  
22 Jul 2006 /  #11
hey you guys,
why do you argue over something that trivial--- just go to visit Europe and I can assure you that if you have enough common sense (and don't show off expensive things you own in ANY of the countries forementioned) you will not suffer-- worrying is just preventing you from traveling which doesn't make any sense to me. I grew up in Poland and I can tell you that this country is so beautiful that you just have to see it! :)
bolo 2 | 304  
22 Jul 2006 /  #12
I grew up in Poland and I can tell you that this country is so beautiful that you just have to see it!

Great conclusion, magdi. Cheers!
truebrit 3 | 196  
23 Jul 2006 /  #13
Actually that`s not the case in case of criminal offenses - the penalty for a crime is different from country to country, but i.e. a robbery is robbery in every country in Europe.

For example,if you insult a gay person (with an anti gay comment) in the UK that is now a 'hate crime' and recorded as such.This is not the case in all EU countries-I don't know about Poland
iwona-guest  
25 Jul 2006 /  #14
For example,if you insult a gay person (with an anti gay comment) in the UK that is now a 'hate crime' and recorded as such.This is not the case in all EU countries-I don't know about Poland

Our current government is very anti-gay so i don't think it would be big crime.
PiS  
25 Jul 2006 /  #15
The government is not "very anti-gay". It`s just dosn`t want to take that Euroleftie crap and give gays similar privlidges as they have them in the UK or France. That`s why it is being labeled as "(here you can put some words from euroleftie newspeak)phobic", "ultra catholic" "ultra nationalistic" ..and "extreame".
Guess  
25 Jul 2006 /  #16
"Ultra-catholic" -- sounds like an oxymoron....
rafik 18 | 589  
26 Jul 2006 /  #17
Quoting: Guess, Post #19
"Ultra-catholic" -- sounds like an oxymoron....

Well, the same people in France call this "youghts" - "victims" and a "normal situation"

as you can see on 2 first pictures a group of blacks and arabs is kicking some poor white men.obviously it must have been the white men who attacked this innocent young people ,cos they are not racist-it is impossible isn't it?
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
26 Jul 2006 /  #18
Yes - those poor "youghts" :( ..but seriously - according to those who call our government "facist" it is forbiden to show such photos (as it often hapens in France and the Beneloux countries) cose showing such materials in the news is .."racist".
guest-iwona  
27 Jul 2006 /  #19
The government is not "very anti-gay". It`s just dosn`t want to take that Euroleftie crap and give gays similar privlidges as they have them in the UK or France. That`s why it is being labeled as "(here you can put some words from euroleftie newspeak)phobic", "ultra catholic" "ultra nationalistic" ..and "extreame".

Why do you judge me after 1 sentence I wrote?

No I am not leftie at all. The problem is that from INTOLERANT political correctnes of leties is very close to INTOLERANT PIs attitude.
malcolm  
27 Jul 2006 /  #20
PISs on Pis :)
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
31 Jul 2006 /  #21
PISs on Pis

Well, fuck you :)

Why do you judge me after 1 sentence I wrote?

No I am not leftie at all. The problem is that from INTOLERANT political correctnes of leties is very close to INTOLERANT PIs attitude.

I think you must be joking - name me some examples of that "intolerance".
dinesh  
1 Aug 2006 /  #22
if you think Poland is anti-gay you should visit a muslim country. Or even walk through a muslim part of the UK, you'll be murdered!!!

being catholic is nothing to do with it. This is something mad up by the media. Yes, catholics don't agree with gay sex but they also don't agree with sex outside marriage by hetero's.

It's just a belief!!!

The media ask the church it's opinion and then moans about it's answers as if they were forcing it down ones throught!

And yes. Crime in the UK has gone up, such contributors are the vast Muslim immigrants that don't want to be bound by non-islamic rules. I'm an Indian by Origin, born in the UK, i grew up with many muslims and i'll tell you white english people something. They are not the peaceful people our goverment keeps telling us they are.

They pretty much hate Hindu's, Christians, Sikh's & Jews, Gays etc etc i.e about everyone! They won't say it to your face but i've listened to their anti-west crap for years. Everything is someone elses fault apart from theirs and everyone is out to get them.
guest-iwona  
1 Aug 2006 /  #23
I think you must be joking - name me some examples of that "intolerance".

I don't want to argue with you as I moved to England 4 years ago and to be honest I don't follow what is going on in polish politics but when I read that Kaczynski appionted his brother as prime minister I thought it is prima aprilis joke he should probbaly also give some minister's jobs to his wife, sisters, brothers......everything in family.

Another thing looking back years ago who was co-operating with communist what for? The most stupid idea ever. It is too late to do it now. it only make people agitated, hodtile what benefit for country this bring?

I am catholic and quite right with my conviction but Pis over right and unfortunately over right and over left is intolerant- I have example in England. Gov is tolerant towards all minorities but not majorities. I Poland is probably opposite.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
1 Aug 2006 /  #24
I don't want to argue with you as I moved to England 4 years ago and to be honest I don't follow what is going on in polish politics but when I read that Kaczynski appionted his brother as prime minister I thought it is prima aprilis joke he should probbaly also give some minister's jobs to his wife, sisters, brothers......everything in family.

Both of the KaczyƄski brothers are the party founders - and they always were both together in politics since the beginning - one got elected to become president, the other is the chairman of the party that won the elections - and he becomes Prime Minister - so, beside the fact that they are twins I don`t see anything extraordinary here - if they would be only brothers, not twins, noone would even pay any attention to that.

Another thing looking back years ago who was co-operating with communist what for? The most stupid idea ever. It is too late to do it now. it only make people agitated, hodtile what benefit for country this bring?

This is actualy actually perhaps the 15th or the 20th most important issue on this governments agenda - strangely some people want to present it as the no1 issue.

I am catholic and quite right with my conviction but Pis over right and unfortunately over right and over left is intolerant- I have example in England. Gov is tolerant towards all minorities but not majorities. I Poland is probably opposite.

And where did you read this - In the BBC :) ?
guest-iwona  
1 Aug 2006 /  #25
And where did you read this - In the BBC

No!!- I don't like lefties but BBC is like our public tv during communists time, they say what government likes to hear.
if there is any corruption in Government tabloids, Daily Mail.....is always full about it but in BBC is as little as possible.

I will have to find some information about PIS program otherwise there is not point for me to argue.:) Do you know maybe some good webside?
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
1 Aug 2006 /  #26
I will have to find some information about PIS program otherwise there is not point for me to argue. Do you know maybe some good webside?

Ekspose:

pis.server-tv.com/pis/pis00052.wmv

pis.org.pl

and here`s Marcinkiewicz`s blog - started this week :)

kmarcinkiewicz.blog.onet.pl
Shelley  
2 Aug 2006 /  #27
When I was in England I worried about it every single hour...

Well maybe you were working / living / socialising in the wrong area - I dont worry about it every minute of the day

When I was in England I worried about it every single hour...

Well maybe you were working / living / socialising in the wrong area - I dont worry about it every minute of the day

When I was in England I worried about it every single hour

maybe you lived / worked and socialised in the wrong areas - as I dont think about that sort of thing
truebrit 3 | 196  
2 Aug 2006 /  #28
No!!- I don't like lefties but BBC is like our public tv during communists time, they say what government likes to hear.

Not really true.Previous Conservative govt said BBC was anti-govt and this (Labour)govt says the same.I agree the BBC is too leftie.The Daily mail has always been an anti Labour newspaper so do not believe everything they say.In 1930s they were the only British paper to say Hitler was great.
guest-iwona  
2 Aug 2006 /  #29
Not really true.Previous Conservative govt said BBC was anti-govt and this (Labour)govt says the same.I agree the BBC is too leftie.The Daily mail has always been an anti Labour newspaper so do not believe everything they say.In 1930s they were the only British paper to say Hitler was great.

You see I have been here for only 4 years so I really don't know what was before. I noticed that some people really cherish Thatcher but some hate her. Very strong feelings. I know Daily Mail can be annoying - I quite like this paper in general but to be honest I usually skip first 2 pages as it is usually political moaning.

maybe you lived / worked and socialised in the wrong areas - as I dont think about that sort of thing

I don't know about gangsters but I saw more pickpockets in Poland than in England.
lef 11 | 478  
3 Aug 2006 /  #30
I don't know about gangsters but I saw more pickpockets in Poland than in England

I tend to agree, whereever there are crowds in Poland you will find pickpocketers, even in the most holy place Jasna Gora, (warning signs everwhere)

With the introduction of the credit cards the life and times of the pickpocketer is slowly fading away.

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