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Posts by spiritus  

Joined: 25 Oct 2006 / Male ♂
Last Post: 26 Sep 2019
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spiritus   
22 Sep 2017
News / Brutal rape by Polish man on homeless woman in Rome [50]

Just thinking of a different approach to the trolling that goes on in this board.

Every time we argue with the trolls we keep the provocative posts they write at the top of the board.
spiritus   
21 Sep 2017
Genealogy / Looking for ancestor's grave in a cementery in Warsaw. HELP PLEASE [8]

Hi Diane,

I sincerely with you all the best in your search but manage your expectations as Ziemowit said there is no reason why the grave would necessarily be in Warsaw just because he was born there AND even if his grave is in the city that alone could be difficult to find.

I wish you the best of luck :)
spiritus   
20 Sep 2017
Food / Origin of the pierogi [98]

How does that differ from perohey?

Well perohey aren't Polish are they ?
spiritus   
19 Sep 2017
News / Berlin terrorist attack -- Poland's ethnic homogeneity a true blessing [436]

We could always be a depopulated folk museum while teh rest of the world prospers

I assume you're referring to the threat that Poland could either leave the EU, be expelled from the EU or be hit with financial penalties they don't accept certain migrant quotas ?

Any scenario where Poland loses access to EU funds would be terrible for the country but.........the EU cannot make rules up as it goes along.

Is there any type of "EU constitution" that states each member state has a legal obligation to take in foreign migrants ? I don't mean refugees, I mean people who are travelling (without paperwork) to seek a better and easier life and bypassing the established immigration system to get what they want.

The EU cannot be allowed to sweep the distinction between refugees and migrants under the carpet as that distinction is integral to whether countries are forced to accept foreigners into their lands.

If anyone is more au fait with EU law then I would love to see where it says that member states HAVE to take in migrants. I would also like to see exactly how the EU are deciding on whether someone is a refugee/asylum seeker or migrant.

The worrying thing is that the EU seem to be making the rules up as they go along and being part of this "club" with it's rolling requirements cannot be good for any member state.
spiritus   
18 Sep 2017
News / Berlin terrorist attack -- Poland's ethnic homogeneity a true blessing [436]

@kondzior

I voted to remain in the EU but if the EU insist that member states HAVE to take in a quota of migrants (and I am making the distinction between refugees) then I think the EU and Europe in general will be f***ed up for future generations
spiritus   
17 Sep 2017
Work / Diary of a Teacher in Poland [181]

Perhaps it would be better for everybody if you left this discussion to those of us who aren't utterly clueless about education.

and perhaps it would be better for everybody if you just left
spiritus   
15 Sep 2017
Feedback / Content of Polishforum deteriorating? [86]

Giggling, more like, because I can just imagine the reaction of my friends to some random internet lunatic sending them messages saying "omg delph posted this!!!!".

I was thinking more of your employers. A Scottish guy teaching English in Poland isn't that difficult to put 2 + 2 together
spiritus   
15 Sep 2017
UK, Ireland / Polish man jailed for using dog to attack Muslims leaving mosque [45]

A few years back I used to frequent another Poland forum but eventually left after having running arguments with a German guy called Hans from Lubelskie(?).

He would only ever write negative stories about Poland and the Poles and not only did the admin and mods tolerate him but they would defend him to the hilt.

Me and many others left the forum and I started to believe that Hans and the owners were connected in some way as otherwise why would someone who hated the country and it's people that much be SO motivated to post as often as he did-it's a little deranged when you think about it.

If you owned an online forum you can run it either one of two ways. You can apply a firm and fair hand to ensure that the forum isn't hijacked by members with an agenda OR you can allow idiots to post idiotic posts knowing that their provocative posts will attract more people and keep the forum more active. The latter option may seem more attractive but the variety of active members will eventually dwindle.

Handing out little warning stickers doesn't work.
spiritus   
14 Sep 2017
Work / Diary of a Teacher in Poland [181]

They're a few anonymous teacher bloigs

Ever wondered why they are anonymous Einstein ? Because the parents and school would not be happy if they knew about it.
spiritus   
14 Sep 2017
Feedback / Content of Polishforum deteriorating? [86]

Haha. Delphian will be sweating now that he hasn't left any breadcrumbs leading to his identity in the countless drivel he posts on here.
spiritus   
14 Sep 2017
UK, Ireland / Polish man jailed for using dog to attack Muslims leaving mosque [45]

Hey Adm you lazy bum - move your behind and do something! Will you?

Admin are doing nothing about it. It's clear that Delphian is spamming the forum but has the support of a small minority which may be why admin do nothing about it.
spiritus   
14 Sep 2017
News / Polish couple brutally attacked by the Danish police. [46]

'Alleged Nazi?' He couldn't make his affiliation much clearer than:

Sadly, you are missing the point.

It's irrelevant whether he was a Nazi or not. The police are duty bound to behave properly.
spiritus   
14 Sep 2017
Feedback / Content of Polishforum deteriorating? [86]

What sort of impression do you think you and your cohorts leave when all the home page is forever strewn with is post after post after post of your anti-Polish propaganda?

But that is their raison d'etre ! Otherwise why would they only paint Poles in a certain light EVERY time ?

By the way, the quote you have attributed to me wasn't actually me. There seems to be a problem with the quote function on this forum at the moment........
spiritus   
14 Sep 2017
Work / Diary of a Teacher in Poland [181]

It's infuriating to watch 7-8 year olds try and cheat, because it's clear that the behaviour has been learnt from somewhere.

What are you suggesting ?

I don't think I'd be happy with my child's teacher blogging about their experiences at my child's school. I hope for your sake that the school never finds out......
spiritus   
14 Sep 2017
Feedback / Content of Polishforum deteriorating? [86]

You'll notice that these posts attract far more attention than positive news stories.

Because when someone posts something that is either clearly BS or obviously some form of demented anti-Polish propaganda then it's natural for people of a more balanced outlook to challenge the original post. The post is kept alive by you and the anti-Polish brigade stoking the fire to keep the post burning along nicely.

I think this may also suit the forum's owners to some extent as vitriolic arguments on the board may be better for the forum than nobody contributing at all.

And just because someone lives in Poland and pays taxes doesn't mean they secretly look down on the people and it's people. I wonder how many of your Polish "friends" know about the comments you make on here.........
spiritus   
14 Sep 2017
Feedback / Content of Polishforum deteriorating? [86]

Polishforums, the name of the forum. It isn't a tourist guide.

How about "anti-Polishforums" ? The same people on here seem to focus only on negative news stories about anything related to Poland or Poles. Ok-every society has it's problems but when only one angle is being continually and consistently highlighted by the same people then we have moved into the realms of propaganda.

Conversely, if the same people were only highlighting the positives of Poland-related matters then the same would apply but it's obvious to many that several people on here have an anti-Polish agenda.