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Posts by spiritus  

Joined: 25 Oct 2006 / Male ♂
Last Post: 26 Sep 2019
Threads: Total: 67 / Live: 36 / Archived: 31
Posts: Total: 664 / Live: 505 / Archived: 159
From: UK
Interests: Music, movies, travelling, Poland.

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spiritus   
6 Mar 2018
News / Polish food shop blown up in the UK - result of gas "leak"? [213]

Stop talking **** Crow, your bull is not welcome. Stick to Serbian news and cease the attention seeking. Or grow a pair.

Quit the bullying Dougie. If you would have stuck to the facts then this thread would not have meandered to the point that others like Crow would have chosen to involve themselves.

The facts: an explosion above a Polish shop. Within hours I presented you with the facts already being reported but it didn't stop you wandering off with your claims that Poles have a history of bypassing gas meters which I am sure they do but so do the English, Scottish and Welsh. You make a claim and then present it as a fact for others to disprove instead of providing proof for your claim in the first instance.

How many news stories in the UK for the last 12 months can you show us that implicate Poles bypassing the supply ?
spiritus   
6 Mar 2018
UK, Ireland / Criminal elements within the Polish community in the UK [26]

What is the source for the opening post ???

What next ? A thread about "Polish hooligans littering the moon" ? Let's not verify the source of the claim but instead let's discuss for pages and pages why some of us may believe that Poles have a "problem" with littering.
spiritus   
6 Mar 2018
News / Polish food shop blown up in the UK - result of gas "leak"? [213]

I just pointed out the fact that when we have a bus crash in the UK or somebody is playing with the gas, the British think "Eastern Europeans..."

Actually, no.........we don't jump to that conclusion.It's clear to many of us that the only reason you started this thread was to use it as a platform to inject your prejudiced views.

This thread was about Poles' propensity to mess with the gas supply, or their DIY mentality when it comes to gas boilers.

. Nope. The thread was about an unidentified explosion above a Polish shop. You jumped to conclusions right from the beginning and warped the rest of the thread to ram home your prejudiced views.
spiritus   
27 Feb 2018
News / Polish food shop blown up in the UK - result of gas "leak"? [213]

Aram Kurd is the owner of the store and as with many other "Polish" stores in the UK there isn't necessarily any genuine Polish ownership.

By all accounts there were no Poles living above the shop either....
spiritus   
2 Feb 2018
News / Poland's economic future? [294]

What makes me want to weep with frustration is this pattern of stubborn resistance and negativity by certain kinds of Polish people

I rarely agree with you lately but on this statement I have to.

I remember years ago I tried to establish business relationships with some Polish companies-they simply weren't interested. They weren't even bothered to scope out the opportunity for themselves.

I grind my teeth at the incompetence of the Polish Tourist Office who just do not do enough to sell this beautiful country to foreign tourists
spiritus   
31 Jan 2018
News / Israel opposing potential new Polish law to criminalise term 'Polish death camps' [1529]

@wielkipolak Interesting article you posted there and some of that sentiment is exactly what one of the members on here said in a previous thread i.e. that Hitler built camps in Poland because he knew the Poles would cooperate with him.

It's disappointing that there is a widespread Jewish school of thought that Poles were just as bad as the Nazis. Many Poles risked their lives to save Jews during the war, many Poles LOST their lives as a result.

It irritates me that Jews seem to claim a monopoly over these dark years and only they were the victims and I also find it distasteful of the trend to walk around concentration camps with Israeli flags and banners like a crowd on their way to a football match.
spiritus   
25 Jan 2018
History / WWII - who really was the first to help Poland? [901]

As can be seen by the varied responses, the question, "who really was the first to help Poland" is perhaps responsible for the difference of opinion.

Britain and France declared war on Germany as a direct result of Germany's attack on Poland and some people consider that declaration as "help". Others will claim that Poland wasn't actually put in any better position in the weeks and months after war was declared on Germany and these people argue that Poland wasn't helped at this time.

Poland had fallen faster than expected and I don't think it's inaccurate to suggest that Britain and France considered Poland a "lost cause" by that time. Defending or helping Poland was no longer the primary concern-confronting the aggressive German war machine became the primary objective
spiritus   
24 Jan 2018
News / Arrests made in Poland for Hitler birthday celebrations [35]

I'm pretty sure that the people celebrating Hitler's birthday have zero connection to the politicians claiming reparations so it really isn't bizarre at all.

No doubt there will be people in the UK AND Ireland who would also participate in this twisted celebration.
spiritus   
19 Jan 2018
History / WWII - who really was the first to help Poland? [901]

There he writes about some parade in 1945, the official victory parade in London was in 1946,

I presume Norman Davies is referring to the 1946 parade if you bothered to read the rest of his article. How many victory parades were in London after the war ?

A snapshot of page 299 taken on your phone would be a lot less than 100kb so shouldn't be a problem for you to upload it here. Rather surprised you're not chomping at the bit to prove your point by showing us the article but then again it's easy to make claims without backing them up.

As I have already written, your link to the Hansard article only reinforces the point against you in that some of the Poles who fought in the Battle of Britain were invited to be part of the RAF contingent. Are you reading something else ??

How many times are you going to throw lines like "if you check page 23 from the Idiot Telegraph (Bognor Regis edition) then you will clearly see that I am right and you are an idiot" ??

@Atch the point is that the free Polish Army were not invited-I am not disputing that some Poles were invited.
spiritus   
19 Jan 2018
History / WWII - who really was the first to help Poland? [901]

look at page 505 of Rising '44 by Davies.

I have the book at home so may check later. I also have his email address so might be tempted to see what he says about your claims in general.

Davies' article in the Guardian (see below) suggests that your black and white interpretation is off the mark so tone down your insults to others who disagree with you.

theguardian.com/books/2003/nov/08/featuresreviews.guardianreview2
spiritus   
18 Jan 2018
History / WWII - who really was the first to help Poland? [901]

but only after he'd volunteered for the DVL.

In all fairness if people in some areas did not volunteer for the DVL then there would have been implied pressure for the safety of the man and his family. These things happened in war. If we look at it in the cold light of day we can claim that he "volunteered" but in reality there would have been pressure on men in some areas to volunteer or else.....
spiritus   
18 Jan 2018
History / WWII - who really was the first to help Poland? [901]

I wonder which of you is fibbing: a well respected Polish General or somebody who's got past form for lying here.

First of all I didn't realise that you are actually "Harry" though I did wonder where you had disappeared to. Is the new name to try and throw the mods off your scent ? :)

Secondly, I had no past form for lying on this forum. Are you trying to bait forum members again ? Can we not have a civilised debate without the same people resorting to throwing personal insults at anyone who dares disagree with them ?

Thirdly, you actually haven't proven anything at all regarding the claim about Anders. All you have done is made a claim that neither you or us can verify because you have been purposefully ambiguous with the details. Scan a copy of page 299 so we can see the context. You must have the book in your flat otherwise you couldn't be so specific about the page number.
spiritus   
18 Jan 2018
History / WWII - who really was the first to help Poland? [901]

Poland was invited to take part in the parade,

Nope but let's not allow the facts to get in the way of your determination to prove a point eh ?

The way you frame your point is interesting e.g. "it is known that sets of Poles were invited to take part"

We are not disputing that some Poles or "sets of Poles" as you so eloquently put it, were invited to take part. We are making the distinction that the Poles who were invited were not part of the free Polish Army and these Poles were not invited to take part

Thanks for the link to Hansard (still waiting on your quote from Anders' book though). An excerpt from Hansard is detailed below. Thanks for reinforcing the argument against your own point...

"Let me be quite honest. We have not invited the Navy and the Army, but we did invite some of the Poles who flew in the Battle of Britain, to march past in the R.A.F. contingent. The action was not taken to please M. Molotov. The action was taken because we have to bring about some kind of balance between these governmental forces,"
spiritus   
18 Jan 2018
History / WWII - who really was the first to help Poland? [901]

Well

I was just about to quote the same source.

The general consensus is that Poles who fought under Allied Command were not invited to take part in the VE parade of 1945. Reading casual posts of two people from this forum who disagree with that historical fact isn't going to sway me.

Taxpaying voter can easily scan a copy of the book he refers to so we can read the claim in the proper context (presuming the claim is correct).

For Jon to dismiss the dozens of historical documents as myth is really rather astounding and arrogant.
spiritus   
18 Jan 2018
History / WWII - who really was the first to help Poland? [901]

It's easy to dismiss something as a "myth" just because you want to disagree. Please back it up because Kaprys was correct with his statement......
spiritus   
11 Jan 2018
Work / Business ideas for Poland [59]

The number of high earners outside Warsaw is not enough to sustain designer shops yet

I don't have any stats but Gdynia seems to be doing ok with designer shops
spiritus   
21 Dec 2017
UK, Ireland / No Poles Allowed! - Latest Polonophobic Outrage Out of Britain [660]

A lot of Brits like the Poles but I find that generally it is the uneducated masses who have an axe to grind with Polish people. The sign in question is discriminatory and in my opinion makes it illegal. Whether Poles are guilty of the offence is irrelevant you cannot target a single nationality and expect to get away with it.

Chances are the lake management team have no idea whether someone is Polish or not other than the fact they might hear them speaking a foreign language.
spiritus   
29 Nov 2017
Life / Poland's post. Lost parcel!? [4]

Sorry I can't offer any constructive help but my own experiences of using Poland's own postal system is not good. I've had items removed from parcels and parcels gone missing.

Your best bet (if it's an option for you) is in future to use private courier companies that specialise in deliveries to Poland. Here in the UK almost every Polish shop will have some link with such companies
spiritus   
2 Nov 2017
Life / Sports tv and UK tv channels in Poland ( via box connecting to TV and Internet ) [33]

I'd hazard a guess that watching content from Kodi is illegal in most parts of the world. The whole point of Kodi is that you watch content that you would usually have to pay for.

Kodi sellers are being targetted but whether the buyers eventually become the targets is anybody's guess.
spiritus   
31 Oct 2017
Language / Good Polish Music To Help Me Learn? [37]

How about listening to Marek Grechuta ? His music style is very much poetry based so should be easy to hear the lyrics
spiritus   
31 Oct 2017
Life / Your favourite Polish Music Album [25]

I hate Dzem. They have some kind of cult status that Poles seem to love yet when I listen to them I can't help thinking WTF is this crap ?
spiritus   
27 Oct 2017
News / How will BREXIT affect the immigrants in UK and Poland. [1114]

And under international law, refugees are to take refuge in the first safe country they reach

Exactly and Merkel and the EU seem to be making rules up as they go along. I find this almost as worrying as the porous borders.
spiritus   
26 Oct 2017
Travel / Gdansk Christmas markets [26]

This is an excellent example of why it's a good idea to only take travel advice from people who've actually been to the place in question

Will you just shut the f*ck up Harry.

You're like a broken record. I have been to Poland many times, my wife is from Gdynia. If you keep spreading lies about me then I will start with you........

Message to the mods-if you want to ban me then do it but idiots like Harry who carry their poison from thread to thread get away with it. I replied in all helpfulness to the OP. I haven't baited Harry yet he can't stop being a d*ckhead.

Lisa, sorry for that but this forum has it's fair share of bullies who try to dominate threads by belittling the opinion of other members.

Now, as you are going to Gdansk in December I thought it was pointless in telling you that the "winter is cold" blah blah blah. I assume you know all of this anyway :)

I wasn't suggesting you don your bikini but children love beaches whether it's hot or cold and I still maintain Sopot and Gdynia have nice beaches that your child will enjoy. Yes, it will be cold but you'll be dressed warmly. There's a famous pier in Sopot that on fine days, (even winter days.....Harry) people promenade up and down taking in the view whilst kids love feeding the swans on the beach (took me a while to get used to seeing swans on a beach-here in the UK you only get them in lakes and rivers).

There is usually a skating rink just at the front of Sopot pier in December which may or not be your thing :) Kids especially love the chocolate bars, Sopot has one called Blikle or Wedel (always get them mixed up) where they serve an amazing array of hot and cold chocolate drinks....google it !

Gdynia also has a nice beach with it's own kids playground right on the sand. Polish winters can be harsh but Poles are used to it so if you're blessed with a sunny day in December then there will still be plenty of people walking around.

There is also an aquarium on the pier in Gdynia which kids love.
spiritus   
26 Oct 2017
News / How will BREXIT affect the immigrants in UK and Poland. [1114]

@SigSauer

Don't let them wear you down Sig. You've only recently joined PF and soon realised the tone that some members adopt. I liken it to propaganda of sorts although I can't fathom out any viable motive for their determination to bad mouth Poland at every opportunity. Anyway, keep up the good fight.

Secondly, I feel I have an unpaid job on this board that whenever refugees are discussed it is my duty to raise a sign that says "do you mean refugee, migrant or asylum seeker" ? We should all refuse to accept one description without questioning it's veracity.

Should Poland be forced to accept refugees ? My answer is for Poland to be shown firm evidence that the people in question are genuine refugees (and not migrants) and then a debate can begin. Until that happens then Poland doesn't have a case to answer.
spiritus   
26 Oct 2017
News / How will BREXIT affect the immigrants in UK and Poland. [1114]

It is possible to have a small Muslim community and not have anarchy in your country.

You're being a little misleading with your suggestion.

By your own admission, Ireland has a small muslim community so you cannot use Ireland as a shining beacon of how muslims integrate into the wider community when just across the Irish Sea are plenty of examples of how they fail to integrate
spiritus   
26 Oct 2017
Travel / Gdansk Christmas markets [26]

If you go to Gdansk then you should also go to Gdynia and Sopot. Very easy to get to by train. The three cities are very close to each other and have their own identity but Gdynia and Sopot especially have nice beaches which your child might enjoy.

Gdansk is great to explore too, plenty of gothic looking buildings etc