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US wants Poles to visit, spend lots of money :)


Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
1 Jul 2008 /  #1
Time to shop until you drop across the Atlantic, the U.S. embassy says. In an unusual appeal, the United States is enticing Poles to visit and spend money this summer in hopes of propping up its faltering economy. The campaign comes as the Polish currency hit a historic high _ reaching 2.1194 zloty to the dollar on Monday.

"The zloty is particularly strong and it's a good time to travel to the States,"

......if you can get here ;)
urszula 1 | 253  
1 Jul 2008 /  #2
Are they really going to return back? Lol
Tamara 9 | 202  
1 Jul 2008 /  #3
Yes it's amazing. We invited a friend to visit us this summer and she was able to get an appointment at the embassy in less than a week!!! And she got her visa no less, no problemu! Truly amazing.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
1 Jul 2008 /  #4
Interesting.
Why not give them visas then? People want electronic devices and they are out of reach to a lot of Poles in Poland, but they could surely clean up the shelves in "Best Buy" and "Circuit City" here..as well as Walmart. :)
urszula 1 | 253  
1 Jul 2008 /  #5
Yeah, just stay out of our McDonald's. That's stricktly for us Americans.
Puzzy 1 | 150  
2 Jul 2008 /  #6
Are they really going to return back? Lol

- Why would they want to stay in US? In quite a few respects, Poland is a better country to live than US. As Bob Dylan croaks: 'The times a-changin,' you know? If you went to Poland, I would actually wonder whether you were going to 'return back' (sic) to where you came from.

We invited a friend to visit us this summer and she was able to get an appointment at the embassy in less than a week!!!

- Oh God, it's pathetic.

That's stricktly for us Americans.

- Are you a trueblue American or one of those immigrants who after a few years of living there get screwed on their minds and start pretending they're natives (examples in this forum: darius, mirandupa - both from Canada)? Your English certainly doesn't seem to be trueblue American.

:)
Tamara 9 | 202  
2 Jul 2008 /  #7
Are you a trueblue American or one of those immigrants who after a few years of living there .....start pretending they're natives

Hej, in case you haven't heard, most of the people living in the US have immigrant roots, it's just a matter of HOW MANY you count as a "few years"
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
2 Jul 2008 /  #8
Where did your screwed up mind come from PiddleWizz?

Were you born with it?

Is it in your genes?
Puzzy 1 | 150  
2 Jul 2008 /  #9
most of the people living in the US have immigrant roots

- Well, but some don't - they were born in the US and raised in the US all their lives. Don't you really see the difference between them and those who come from outside and after a few years time come to believe they are just like those who were born and raised in the US? They start pretending they don't know their native language, treat their countrymen with contempt, etc. It's very very stupid, isn't it?

:)

Where did your screwed up

- How's it going, pervert? How's your sexuality? Still confused as to whether you should screw guinea pigs or fat little boys?
:)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jul 2008 /  #10
Good point Puzzy. It is defection for sure. Many Poles who go and live in Germany for a few years, having lived in Poland for even longer b4, are the same. They start speaking German and identify themselves more as German. WTF? I would never abandon being Scottish. Sure, I can embrace the cultures that I encounter when I travel, but u shouldn't lose ur identity through it.
ski 7 | 140  
2 Jul 2008 /  #11
I would never abandon being Scottish. Sure, I can embrace the cultures that I encounter when I travel, but u shouldn't lose ur identity through it.

Napierski is polonisated version of scottish name Napier.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jul 2008 /  #12
There are many derivates/off-shoots. Napier is a university in Edinburgh, I'm sure u knew that. Many emanate from the Scottish presence in Poznan all those years ago. Cheers for pointing that out, a shared aspect of our respective cultures
Puzzy 1 | 150  
2 Jul 2008 /  #13
Good point Puzzy. It is defection for sure. Many Poles who go and live in Germany for a few years, having lived in Poland for even longer b4, are the same. They start speaking German and identify themselves more as German. WTF? I would never abandon being Scottish. Sure, I can embrace the cultures that I encounter when I travel, but u shouldn't lose ur identity through it.

- Oh, I haven't been talking solely about the Poles, but by immigrants from other nations as well. I've seen quite a few interesting cases of immigrant behaviour in America.

As for your being Scottish, well, I must admit I suspect you are actually an ethnic guy, perhaps born and living in Scotland. Am I right on that?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jul 2008 /  #14
What did u have in mind when u said 'ethnic guy'? Like u, I interpret the same words differently, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad.
Puzzy 1 | 150  
2 Jul 2008 /  #15
'ethnic guy'?

- I mean not Scottish-Scottish, but e.g. French Scottish, Jewish Scottish.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jul 2008 /  #16
Aha, purity. Well, not entirely. I'm 1/4 Irish. I have a healthy love and appreciation of 'things Irish' although, first and foremost, I am a Scot.

Listening to U2 now, 'Lemon'
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
2 Jul 2008 /  #17
My post was placed here to start a discussion about what the attiutude of your average immigrant/migrant is.

It was merely to invite the shopaholics of Poland to the US because we're hard up for greenbacks ;) I just found it to be a funny article.
urszula 1 | 253  
2 Jul 2008 /  #18
Are you a trueblue American or one of those immigrants

What about you?
haha, you sound like a dumb stupid pole who comes to this country and knows it all. Hahaha
Puzzy 1 | 150  
2 Jul 2008 /  #19
Listening to U2 now, 'Lemon'

- I like them. I went three or four times to their concerts (in America).

What about you?

- What specifically are you asking about?

haha, you sound like a dumb stupid pole who comes to this country and knows it all. Hahaha

- Why would I sound so, specifically? As for you, you sound like a typical vicious Polonophobe. 'Dumb stupid pole' is an expression from the American racist's vocabulary. I wonder why Polonophobic racists like you infest Polish forums?

:)
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
2 Jul 2008 /  #20
Enough please, guys.

We need your money, not quarrels.
sausage 19 | 777  
2 Jul 2008 /  #21
We need your money, not quarrels

Shame about the USA's failure to include Poland in the Visa Waiver Programme.
Puzzy 1 | 150  
2 Jul 2008 /  #22
Shame about the USA's failure

- It's maybe a shame, but Zgubiony is a great Amercan friend. God bless Yanks like him.
:)
sausage 19 | 777  
2 Jul 2008 /  #23
Indeed, I have nothing against Americans. The visa policy did put a spanner in my holiday plans last year though!
WooPee 1 | 124  
2 Jul 2008 /  #24
Yeah, it's really great time for tourism and business and I would be the first to go there even this summer as I have no plans for now and lots of free time. But I'm not allowed there (read I need visa) so no thank you.. I'll go to Canada or Malta/Greece.
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
2 Jul 2008 /  #25
Shame about the USA's failure to include Poland in the Visa Waiver Programme.

It is a shame, I agree. Unfortunately, I don't have enough clout to resolve. I hope to see a change for the better soon.

Right now, I'm happy for the fact that my GF was given a 10 yr. visa. I hope it can be easy for everyone who tries. It's 1 positive step towards this working.

It's maybe a shame, but Zgubiony is a great Amercan friend. God bless Yanks like him.

Cheers to you Puzz :)

I'll go to Canada

Canada is cool. You wouldn't be disappointed there either. Sorry about the Visa issue. What's the hold up?
WooPee 1 | 124  
2 Jul 2008 /  #26
Yeah I heard that. I'd love to see some professional am. football game live and CFL sounds pretty cool to me.. ;)
urszula 1 | 253  
2 Jul 2008 /  #27
It's maybe a shame, but Zgubiony is a great Amercan friend. God bless Yanks like him.
:)

Somebody's a brown-noser sucking up to the mods. :)
ski 7 | 140  
14 Jul 2008 /  #28
......if you can get here ;)

If you can get here :) LOL

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