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pawian 223 | 24,389
24 Feb 2024 #541
Farmers' Rage: 2024 "Down with the EU's climate policy", "Let EU maniacs eat worms themselves" - says the banner on this farmer's tractor.

Farmers` Rage:

The Soviet Union flag is next to the banner reading: Putin - sort out Ukraine, Brussels and our own rulers!

If only the Marxists ruling the EU

Those EU marxists infect Polish farmers with their marxism, as we can see below. :):):)



OP Torq 6 | 700
24 Feb 2024 #542
See how successful a country Poland is? Even idiots can afford John Deere tractors. ;)

Neoliberals...

Perhaps, but they are neomarxists culturally; besides, "marxist" is an excellent general insult and I use it as such.
Ironside 53 | 12,424
24 Feb 2024 #543
Brits got a cough after Brexit,

Not really, they only did it because they were continuing stupid green policies of the EU. Same with dub EU laws concerning so-called illegal migrants.
mafketis 37 | 10,894
24 Feb 2024 #544
an excellent general insult

But it doesn't help. To change things it's necessary to understand what's going on...

This guy doesn't necessarily overtly connect what's going on with neoliberalism but he does have some good insights... (his specialization is the 'new elite' in the UK and how completely out of touch it is with reality)

youtube.com/watch?v=lJOH3i2WFdA
OP Torq 6 | 700
2 Mar 2024 #545
It's half a century already!: 1974

Grzegorz Lato

In July this year it will have been 50 years since Grzegorz Lato became FIFA World Cup top goalscorer. Lato, who will be 74 in April, was a beast of a forward - fast, strong and aggressive, he could take on several opponents and dribble through them as if he were a senior player teasing U-15s. He might not have had Robert Lewandowski's killer instinct in front of the goal but he had the grit, he had the pace, and he had a much stronger team behind him to facilitate his success. He remains until today the only Polish player to win the top goalscorer World Cup crown.
OP Torq 6 | 700
4 Mar 2024 #546
An embarassing mistake: 1968

czerwone gitary

czerwone berety

In August 1968 Poland made an embarassing mistake. We were supposed to send Red Guitars band on tour to Czechoslovakia, but someone made a mistake and we sent Red Berets instead. Some Czechs still haven't forgiven us this little misunderstanding.
Ironside 53 | 12,424
4 Mar 2024 #547
In August 1968 Poland made an embarrassing mistake. We were supposed to send

Who is we? There were not we. Those were Soviet puppets nominated by Moscow. WE had no say in it!
OP Torq 6 | 700
4 Mar 2024 #548
Who is we? There were not we.

Unfortunately, there is legal continuity between PRL and the Holiest Republic, just as there is one between USSR and Russia, Third Reich and Bundesrepublik etc. etc. Hence, the use of "we" is justified, even if it weren't literally "we".
Ironside 53 | 12,424
4 Mar 2024 #549
There is legal continuity between PRL and the Holiest Republic,

I always thought it was BS. Lame excuse to keep commies out of harm's way and after 30 years it's blowing into our faces.
Bobko 25 | 2,052
4 Mar 2024 #550
I always thought it was BS

If you think it is BS, then Silesia is also BS :)
OP Torq 6 | 700
21 Mar 2024 #551
The City of Kings

Gniezno

The first capital of Poland, Gniezno, stands proudly among forests and hills of Greater Poland Lake District. In the upper photo you see the view from the marketplace towards the Royal Gniezno Cathedral (full name: The Primatial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Shrine of St. Adalbert). If you ever find yourself in this ancient eagle's nest then, apart from the Cathedral, make sure to visit the Polish Origins Museum (Muzeum Początków Państwa Polskiego), the Royal Route (Trakt Królewski) and - last but not least - Dobry Browar (The Good Brewery). :)

Gniezno 2
pawian 223 | 24,389
23 Mar 2024 #552
The first capital of Poland, Gniezno,

We visited it once. We checked into the Cathedral to see the silver statue of St Adalbert who had been stolen by burglars in 1980s and melted. The new statue is a replica. That robbery made headlines decades ago - some journalist called it the most audacious theft of communist Poland.

On the night of March 19-20, 1986, there was a burglary, during which the thieves used crowbars and saw blades to tear out and cut out the decorations, devastating the whole work of art. They stole the silver figure of Saint Adalbert from the sarcophagus as well as a bishop's crosier, a silver pillow and three angels. They also broke the wings of six eagles. They tore off a piece of silver sheet metal from the lid of the coffin. They were captured in Gdańsk , but the silver had been melted down



OP Torq 6 | 700
28 Mar 2024 #553
On this day in 1945...

Gdańsk 1945

Gdańsk today

On 28th March 1945 Red Army and People's Army of Poland entered Gdańsk. Soldiers put up Polish flag on Artus Court and it marked the return of Gdańsk to its maternal land after 152 years. The city was to be settled with Poles and its history once again immersed in the history of Rzeczpospolita. May this day be remembered by the coming generations as the symbol of common Polish-Russian struggle against nazism which even today raises its ugly head in certain places in Europe where nazi genocide perpetrators are celebrated as national heroes.

The celebrations in Gdańsk will start today at 11:50. Detailed program in the link below.

gdansk.pl/wiadomosci/Bialo-Czerwona-wrocila-nad-Gdansk-78-lat-temu,a,239415
Paulina 16 | 4,370
28 Mar 2024 #554
as the symbol of common Polish-Russian struggle against nazism

Sure... lol

Brest parade 1939

Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
OP Torq 6 | 700
28 Mar 2024 #555
Sure...

Hey, Poland also had a non-aggression pact with the III Reich (1934-39), and had Piłsudski been alive and in charge in 1939, the things might have gone a different (not necessarily better) way.

Besides, I meant what happened in March 1945 as the symbol, not the earlier lamentable events; but you always have to find quarrel in a straw, Paulina :-/
pawian 223 | 24,389
28 Mar 2024 #556
Polish-Russian struggle

You are inconsistent. First you provoke decent patriotic Polesses and Poles with your stupid RuSSophilic opinions, and when we bite back at the Russian ass licker like you, you withdraw into depression and leave the forum for a few weeks. And when you come back, you complain how badly you are treated here.,

DFY, Russian ass licker. And your stalinist grandpas, too!! Why don`t you move to Królewiec aka Kaliningrad at last??? Short drive from Gdańsk.......

Sure... lol

Torq is truly popierdolony in his mind.
Ironside 53 | 12,424
28 Mar 2024 #557
Torq is popierdolony.

Indeed but for him there is hope for you only a tent in Russia.
pawian 223 | 24,389
28 Mar 2024 #558
for you only a tent in Russia.

No, I won`t go to Gulag. No way. Russian barbarians won`t take me alive. :):):)

but for him there is hope

And what do you base your opinion on ??? :):):)

There is a chance he isn`t fekked up in his mind. He only intends to become a Russian sock puppet governor of Gdańsk region if imperial Russians occupy northern Poland. :):):)
OP Torq 6 | 700
28 Mar 2024 #559
you withdraw into depression and leave the forum for a few weeks

It is not depression that drives me away but:

1. boredom (after all those years I can predict with 99.99% accuracy exactly what most people here will say),
2. newly found hobby (a rather nice fish tank :)).

DFY, Russian ass licker. And your stalinist grandpas, too!

You're a grandpa yourself, Pawian. And "banderists' cox sucking grandpa" doesn't sound all that better than "stalinist grandpa". :)

He only intends to become a Russian sock puppet governor of Gdańsk region if imperial Russians occupy northern Poland.

If Russia invades, I will actually be fighting them as a reserve soldier. You, on the other hand, will keep drinking moonshine in your village and posting spiteful, vile words on PF.
Ironside 53 | 12,424
28 Mar 2024 #560
Russian barbarians won`t take me alive. :):):

Why? Are you going back to your native country a soviet trolland? bye bye !
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By the way chances of Poland becoming a part of Russia had increased greatly thanks to the trash that rules in Poland now.
pawian 223 | 24,389
28 Mar 2024 #561
I will actually be fighting them

Yes, you will be fighting Polish patriots! DFY.

(a rather nice fish tank :)).

Good move! Fish tanks with colourful fish excellently reduce depressive emotions. :):):)

doesn't sound all that better than "stalinist grandpa". :)

It does sound better coz stalinist grandpas of yours did their best to subjugate Poland to Soviet Russians. While banderist Ukrainians only wanted to get their lands back from Polish and Soviet Russian occupation.
AntV 5 | 629
28 Mar 2024 #562
(a rather nice fish tank :

The wife, kids, and I have been talking about getting a fish tank. What kind of fish you got?
OP Torq 6 | 700
28 Mar 2024 #563
What kind of fish you got?

Golden mollies, guppies, neon innesa, Puntius titteya and Xiphophorus hellerii - together with a bunch of Corydoras Sterbai to clean the tank. :) Nothing too fancy, they're all pretty standard fish, suitable for a beginner like me. But I had a professional setting the tank up for me, putting in all the plants, rocks, wood, installing the external filter and nice lighting (with various special effects, storms and thunders etc.).

It's great fun :) It all started with my son wanting a fish-tank, so I got him a smaller one. Now we have five tanks altogether - the big one, the smaller one and three shrimp sets for shrimps and fry, including a big one that my daughter is responsible for, with blue velvet shrimps and Carinotetraodon travancoricus. I am like this guy who bought a toy train set for his kids. :D

The wife, kids, and I have been talking about getting a fish tank.

A brilliant idea, but I warn you: this stuff is seriosuly addictive.
Paulina 16 | 4,370
28 Mar 2024 #564
Hey, Poland also had a non-aggression pact with the III Reich (1934-39),

Pumpkin, but it didn't invade the Soviet Union together with the Nazis and didn't partition it between themselves and didn't send the Soviets to f*cking gulags and didn't deport them from their homes, didn't execute them and lie about it for decades, etc.

but you always have to find quarrel in a straw, Paulina :-/

Oh, and you added an unrelated mention of "nazi genocide perpetrators celebrated as national heroes", because you want peace on the forum so bad, sure :))) Btw, this is why I decided to remind you of what the Soviets did in 1939 (and what today's RuSSians are defending and downplaying, just like you did).
AntV 5 | 629
28 Mar 2024 #565
I am like this guy who bought a toy train set for his kids. :D

Haha. I know what you mean.

A brilliant idea, but I warn you: this stuff is seriosuly addictive.

When I was a kid, my uncle had this addiction. He spent his money on beer and fish. Beer to deal with memories of Viet Nam and 6 fish tanks...to help forget his memories of Viet Nam.
OP Torq 6 | 700
28 Mar 2024 #566
Pumpkin

0_0

and 6 fish tanks...to help forget his memories of Viet Nam

I hoped it worked the way he intended.

For me there's nothing more relaxing than taking care of my tank and watching the fish. I regret not discovering this hobby earlier.
AntV 5 | 629
28 Mar 2024 #567
I hoped it worked the way he intended

He's still here and not gone out of his mind...and he still has a couple aquariums.
OP Torq 6 | 700
7 Apr 2024 #568
The Otłoczyn railway accident: 1980

Otłoczyn

At 4:30 a.m, on 19th August 1980, a freight train collided with a passenger train which ran from Toruń Main Station to Łódź Kaliska. As a result, 65 people were killed and 64 injured, out of which additional two later died, bringing the total number of dead to 67. To date, it is the deadliest railway accident in the history of Poland.

Until this day, for the memory of this tragic event, every time a train passes the place of the tragedy it sounds the RP1 signal...


OP Torq 6 | 700
14 Apr 2024 #569
Scythemen, forward!: 1794

Racławice

This month we celebrate the 230th anniversary of the victorious Battle of Racławice. In this battle, scythe-bearing peasant recruits - exhausted after a long march, very often marching barefoot (shoes were seen as a bit of a luxury in the Polish countryside those days) - attacked, under heavy artillery fire, the positions of Russian army under general Александр Петрович Тормасов. Russian forces were crushed and in the process a lot of weapons/material were captured, including: 12 cannons, 1200 rifles with bayonettes, cossack pikes, three times more ammunition than Polish forces had before the battle, and last - but not the least - supply wagons with shoes which were given to the peasants as a reward, so finally many of them could march into the coming battles of Kościuszko Uprising like any decent soldier should. :)

Modlitwa przed bitwą

In the famous painting of Józef Chełmoński above, we see Kosynierzy (scythemen) praying before the battle to Saint Virgin Mary Queen of Poland. Many years later the legendary bravery of scythemen was adopted together with their symbol by Polish fighter pilots...

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OP Torq 6 | 700
14 Apr 2024 #570
^^ to be historically honest, one must mention the dark side of the Battle of Racławice: in the midst of battle Polish scythemen were slaughtering also those Russian soldiers who shouted 'Pardon!' which meant that they surrendered. Of course, you could argue that the knowledge of French among Polish peasants was rather rudimentary back then but still it casts a bit of a shadow over the victory.

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