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Life in communist Poland - personal relations


mafketis 36 | 10,696
14 Oct 2023 #301
famous Russian themed Rasputin song

rah rah rasputin, lover of the russian queen...

years ago I read a russian journal (an American woman spent about a year in Moscow and Leningrad with her grad student husband in the late 70s) this was a time where that kind of stay was almost impossible for Americans.

She reported that Rasputin by Boney M, although officially frowned upon or even officially banned was hugely popular.

Also years ago while a student at university (mid-late 80s) I attended a party hosted by an American who'd spent a couple of years in Germany.... found a Boney M greatest hits records in his collection and convinced him to play some of it... the other people at the party were very.... confused (Boney M was all but completely unknown there).

fun times...
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
14 Oct 2023 #302
fun times...

Yes, the music of our youth. :):):) Boney M and ABBA ruled. We also liked Goombay Dance Band who were dark skinned, too. I still remember how I stole my elder sister`s comfortable soft mocassin shoes and went to a disco in our primary school.

Forest Opera which is claimed to be a magical place.

It is indeed located in the woods.



OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #303
Christmas was always celebrated in communist times, even in the darkest stalinist times in 1950s.

Depending on the period,. there was a good or bad supply of goods for Christmas. As you know, I have always been obsessed about fruit. Apples were available all year round but nobody cared about them. The only exotic fruit available in good times were oranges and mandarines. In bad times, the oranges were lousy - green, sour ones from Cuba.

I am still haunted by those memories even though communism collapsed 34 years ago.
That is why today the most varied staple which I get for Christmas in food terms is exotic fruit. A dozen or more kinds, while fish - only 3 kinds.

Communists did care for outdoor decorations, though.







Poloniusz 4 | 687
23 Dec 2023 #304
Christmas was always celebrated in communist times...I am still haunted by those memories even though communism collapsed 34 years ago.

Well, that's because your heritage group was always a minority in Poland (as in Polska not Polin).

As you know, I have always been obsessed about fruit. Apples were available all year round but nobody cared about them.

Did you dip your apples in honey?

"Apples and honey: For many Jews, these words are an inseparable pairing. We dip a slice of apple in honey to express our hopes for a sweet and fruitful year."

reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/rosh-hashanah/why-apples-and-honey

Or did you prefer caramel and chocolate?


Novichok 5 | 7,508
23 Dec 2023 #305
Hey, Poloniusz, good to see you back.
I am really curious what you will say about Ukraine and Israel.
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #306
Did you dip your apples in honey?

No, I didn`t. I refused to eat them at all coz I dreamt of exotic fruit straight from Israel. hahahaha

always a minority in Poland

Yes, there are very few of us now in Poland. What a pity! hahahaha

I am really curious what you will say about Ukraine and Israel.

You have to wait. I am more important to Poloniusz than your silly topics.
Poloniusz 4 | 687
23 Dec 2023 #307
Hey, Poloniusz, good to see you back.

Hello Novichok!

Thank you and it is good to see you are still around. Yes, shadow banning prevented an earlier return. Perhaps Elon Musk should buy PolishForums as well!

I am really curious what you will say about Ukraine and Israel.

I will have more to say about these in other threads but basically they are both foreign countries with corrupt regimes using the global military industrial complex to grift for themselves and with a complete disregard to the destruction of the local environment and native populations. Western countries should be spending money at home rather than wasting it on these two basket-case countries.
Novichok 5 | 7,508
23 Dec 2023 #308
Yes, shadow banning prevented an earlier return.

What is shadow banning? There was a rumor you stopped posting for personal reasons. No, I am not trying to get into your personal life. Just saying...

Western countries should be spending money at home rather than wasting it on these two basket-case countries.

That's what PAK and I have been saying...
I wish Dirk was back...

See you around...
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #309
That's what PAK

PAK used to say different things last year and you can`t be sure he won`t change again next year. :_):):)

I wish Dirk was back...

Dirk also used to say many interesting things but his wishful thinking comments on the Polish society finally proved completely wrong. Ha!

See you

See ya!!!!
Poloniusz 4 | 687
23 Dec 2023 #310
What is shadow banning?

It's a form of censorship. You can login and everything looks the same until you try to post. Then you are unable to or no one can see what you post or see that you even logged in.

There was a rumor you stopped posting for personal reasons.

Not at all. I was prevented from posting by someone who thought PolishForums should follow the leftist Twitter playbook.

Sure, such censorship activities would have looked great on a resume if they were looking for a job at Twitter before Tusk took over.

But now such cancel culture antics are seen as an embarrassment rather than righteous.
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #311
It's a form of censorship.

It originated solely in your mind, it seems. Amassing! :):):)
Novichok 5 | 7,508
23 Dec 2023 #313
Not at all. I was prevented from posting by someone

This kind of crap on an American forum??? That rat stinks like Europe all over...
If you don't mind...Why would they block you from posting? This method is like jamming in the PRL.
Poloniusz 4 | 687
23 Dec 2023 #314
@Novichok

Yes, given that PolishForum was founded and based in the United States along with the knowledge of Poland's own long history of occupation and oppression one would have thought that freedom of expression would be a hallmark of PolishForums. Nope.

Why would they block you from posting?

No reason was ever given. But considering the timeframe it has to be nothing more than petty, woke, self-righteousness.
Novichok 5 | 7,508
23 Dec 2023 #315
...petty, woke, self-righteousness.

...and, thus, British.
Please tell me you are not British.
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #316
freedom of expression

Freedom of expression - yes. In a responsible way.
But you lied too much and too often, thus violating the freedom of expression. So you were blocked coz you were getting tiring.
Poloniusz 4 | 687
23 Dec 2023 #317
Please tell me you are not British.

Absolutely not.

If I were British (or one of their Anglophile patsies on here) I would never have been shadow banned.
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #318
A dozen or more kinds

Straight from Middle East. While apples and pomme grenades are already in the basket in the kitchen.



Alien 18 | 4,671
23 Dec 2023 #319
Straight from Middle East

These are always risky purchases. Yesterday I had to throw away a whole watermelon which was beautiful on the outside but completely frozen on the inside.
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #320
These are always risky purchases. Yesterday I had to throw away a whole

That is why I started buying halves and even quarters, coz I can see what is inside. I had never done it before. Each year brings sth new. Amasing!
Poloniusz 4 | 687
23 Dec 2023 #321
I had never done it before.

Thanks for admitting that life was better under PiS.

And to think, Tusk is just getting started!
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #322
under PiS.

Hey, darling, don`t be such a hasty manipulator, it is unhealthy. :):):) Tusk has been ruling for only 10 days or so.
Poloniusz 4 | 687
23 Dec 2023 #323
Tusk has been ruling for only 10 days or so.

And in just that short amount of time the world witnessed Tusk unleash police raids on the media and now we see you crying over inferior fruit.

Soon you will be paying more for less.

Quarter sizes will be priced at half sizes and half sizes will be priced at whole sizes. Whole sizes will be unavailable.

Tusk will not usher in an age of prosperity except for himself.

Poles will face a future of penury and malnourishment thanks to the fools that voted for the elitist millionaire Eurocrat Tusk.

Mark my words!
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #324
Mark my words!

No, I won`t coz you are known for manipulation and lies. :):):)
Hey, Novi is waiting for you in other threads. Stop obsessing about pawian and Saviour Tusk. :):):)
Novichok 5 | 7,508
23 Dec 2023 #325
I would never have been shadow banned.

I wonder when and how did you detect that you were shadow-banned. A lack of comments?
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #326
I wonder when and how did you detect

He didn`t. He is bshyting you.
Poloniusz 4 | 687
23 Dec 2023 #327
I wonder when and how did you detect that you were shadow-banned.

Several months ago and during that time I would login but not be able to post. My profile showed nothing about being suspended and I never received any explanation.

He didn`t. He is bshyting you.

LOL. You say this out of one side of your mouth and then earlier out of the other side of your mouth you said:

you were blocked coz you were getting tiring.

Conclusion: never trust the words of a Tusk voter.
OP pawian 222 | 23,514
23 Dec 2023 #328
You say this out of one side of your mouth

I feel honoured that you follow my words so carefully. Thanks. hahahaha

Tusk

Kneel down, darling, when you utter/type the holy name of the Saviour!!!

Conclusion:

Conclusion is that your come back has certainly added more spice into the forum. We needed that. Keep it going and don`t invent silly shadows, bans and other bs. :):):)
Poloniusz 4 | 687
30 Dec 2023 #329
Tusk has been ruling for only 10 days or so.

Soon you will be paying more for less.

Correction, soon you won't have enough money to buy anything! LOL!

"Poland's president said Saturday that he intends to veto a spending bill which includes money for public media and raises for teachers, dealing a blow to the new pro-European Union government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk."

cbs42.com/news/international/ap-polish-president-says-hell-veto-a-spending-bill-in-a-blow-to-the-new-government-of-donald-tusk/

I know what you are thinking: "What have I done? Why did I vote for Tusk when life was so much better under PiS?"

It's called voters' regret and there's nothing you can do about it now. It's your own fault anyway.
mafketis 36 | 10,696
30 Dec 2023 #330
Why did I vote for Tusk when life was so much better under PiS?

Dude... literally no one is saying that....


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