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Posts by spiritus  

Joined: 25 Oct 2006 / Male ♂
Last Post: 26 Sep 2019
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spiritus   
14 Jun 2017
News / How will BREXIT affect the immigrants in UK and Poland. [1114]

As my Polish posts on open forum

On "an" open forum.......see the point I was making about how easily it can be used as a weapon of condescension ? :)

bitter pill to swallow for those who voted in favour of Brexit from an immigration point of view

The whole thing is a complete mess :(
spiritus   
13 Jun 2017
News / How will BREXIT affect the immigrants in UK and Poland. [1114]

@Lyzko
It's for the poster to decide if it's a learning forum or not. Perhaps they simply want to make a point in English about the topic being discussed and not be corrected on any grammatical mistakes they make en route to doing that. Without face to face communication then correcting someone's language can sometimes be considered as pedantic or condescending. I don't think you were trying to be either of those two things but there are some on this forum who are happy to score cheap points against anyone who disagrees with them so I think it could be a dangerous precedence to set.
spiritus   
13 Jun 2017
News / How will BREXIT affect the immigrants in UK and Poland. [1114]

As this is a learning forum, above all, a venue for Polish native speakers such as yourself to practice their English skills

Not really or is it a learning forum because you say it is ? I agree with the poster that it's pretty poor form to criticise someone's English on a forum where people from all round the world regularly contribute (often in their second language).

That is a fairly straightforward response to the democratic decision.

Nothing is straightforward in life especially in politics. The Brexit delivered an outcome that most politicians, even the pro-Brexit ones, did not expect. I'm convinced that Johnson and Gove believed it would make a nice protest vote and then once Brexit was defeated then it would be back to business as usual.

Instead, the calamitous decision has led to one PM resigning and another one on the verge of being kicked out. Europe would prefer the UK to remain and I think they will accept a change of heart from the UK if ever that happens.

What is more likely to happen is that the hard Brexit that May was pursuing will now soften and that could well include freedom of movement for workers and therefore Poles
spiritus   
12 Jun 2017
Love / DO RELIGIOUS POLISH GIRLS STILL EXIST IN THIS GENERATION [66]

due to having so little knowledge of and experience in Poland

Ah you mean in the same way that you pretend to know what you're talking about when discussing muslim integration despite never having lived amongst a muslim community in any significant number ? Or when you declare that the IRA were "Catholic terrorists" thereby drawing a parallel with Islamic terrorism.....still waiting for you to respond to that buddy :)
spiritus   
11 Jun 2017
Love / DO RELIGIOUS POLISH GIRLS STILL EXIST IN THIS GENERATION [66]

I can't do that, but I can talk to them. Although I know even talking to them is impossible for you

Another example of "Harry-logic". Talk to a few people and then extrapolate so he becomes an expert on every church goer. Interesting that you are convinced I do not speak to Polish people. Taking cheap shots by firing random accusations eh Harry ?
spiritus   
11 Jun 2017
Love / DO RELIGIOUS POLISH GIRLS STILL EXIST IN THIS GENERATION [66]

Of course you Harry are the expert on Polish people, aren't you?

Not only that but Harry evidently has supernatural powers as he can read the minds of Polish church goers and know their real reasons for attending mass.
spiritus   
11 Jun 2017
News / How will BREXIT affect the immigrants in UK and Poland. [1114]

How so? Over 80 % of voters supported parties committed to pursuing it

Depends how you look at it. I assume the 80% you are referring to is from the General Election. However, in the EU referendum 48% of people did not want to leave and the way the question was formed to the people even the 52% who did vote to leave didn't really know what exactly they were voting for.

Teresa May has interpreted the result her own way and that means a hard Brexit
spiritus   
11 Jun 2017
Love / DO RELIGIOUS POLISH GIRLS STILL EXIST IN THIS GENERATION [66]

I was just trying to know if polish girls shares the same spiritual beliefs with me and the rest of the Christian community in regards to no sex before marriage

And how will you know that ? By asking a bunch of strangers (mostly men) on a Polish forum (many of whom don't live in Poland). Of course, you could ask every single Polish woman in Poland but of course we're not generalising
spiritus   
11 Jun 2017
News / How will BREXIT affect the immigrants in UK and Poland. [1114]

I thought Brexit means Brexit :) precisely the kind of clarity May was famous for !

That was just a soundbite from a leader determined to sound ............determined-nothing more. I think even as she was uttering the words "Brexit means Brexit" she didn't have crystal clear clarity on what form of Brexit we were pursuing. With the events over the last few days I think the UK has moved closed to a very open interpretation of what Brexit means and I'm still not entirely convinced it will ever actually happen
spiritus   
10 Jun 2017
Love / DO RELIGIOUS POLISH GIRLS STILL EXIST IN THIS GENERATION [66]

No offence but these type of questions are rather juvenile.

How can you expect to stereotype a whole nation ?

Does every Polish girl behave like this ? Does every French man behave like that ?

It's impossible to generalise
spiritus   
6 Jun 2017
News / Reporter says she would trade 10 Polish lives if it helped thousands of immigrants [61]

Why do you automatically think that's a good thing (if true)?

Because he is an agitant who has never lived amongst muslims of any significant number. Seeing an occasional woman in a hijab is that memorable that he deems to write about it in a forum like it's some special event whereas members on here who have real experience of living amongst muslims don't even notice the attire of people we walk past on the streets.

I don't address his fake points because they are worthy of an intellectual argument-I address them because otherwise more impressionable people visiting this forum would have a distorted view of Poland and the question of Islamification of Europe.

The guy even thinks the IRA and Islamic extremists are comparable !

Mods-sorry for the over-quoting previously but it's difficult to know which of the many untruths Harry makes I need to correct.
spiritus   
6 Jun 2017
News / Reporter says she would trade 10 Polish lives if it helped thousands of immigrants [61]

How many Muslims living in Belgium can enter Poland without any checks whatsoever? That's right, all of them. Just as they can enter France freely.

Even by your standards that's a pretty big deviation to make. You are arguing against a point that I did not even make. I didn't say muslims cannot enter Poland freely. Your argument is empty. Why did muslims living in Belgium leave Nato headquarters alone ? Why did muslims living in Belgium leave the Vatican City alone ? Is that not considered a worthy target for you Harry ? Why was a British soldier decapitated yet Polish soldiers haven't been attacked even though they have also fought on Islamic soil ?

hey're certainly a more common sight than Vietnamese women

Thanks for the nice detour about Vietnamese women but we're not talking about them or whether Vietnamese women have kids are we ?

The fact that you don't know that religious Muslim women are a daily sight in central Warsaw is clear proof that you don't come here

There's no need to describe them as "religious muslim women"-if you are identifying them as "muslim" then they are clearly "religious"-your description is redundant.

Muslim women as a daily sight in Warsaw is not the same as saying there is large muslim community in Warsaw which is something that you continually allude to.

It's a real pity that you aren't old enough to remember when Britain used to be the target of 'Catholic' terrorists and that far more people died back then.

Not only do you pretend to know about my travel and living arrangements but you claim to know how old WhirlwindTobias is too. I am old enough to remember the IRA and I can educate you on this topic as you clearly have a muddled understanding if you're comparing the IRA to Islamic extremism.

The IRA were politically motivated-they sought the end of British rule in Northern Ireland and the reunification of Ireland. If the British government agreed to withdraw British troops and granted Northern Ireland autonomy then the bombing campaign would have ended.

The IRA generally, though not always, gave coded warnings to the police or the media of a bomb about to be detonated.

The IRA did not commit acts of terrorism in the name of Jesus or the Father or the Holy Spirit. They may have been Catholics but did not identify themselves as Catholic terrorists nor did they commit any acts of terrorism in the name of their religion. If you can prove otherwise then please share with us..........

On the other hand, ISIS, Al Qaeda etc do not want a political solution. They do not demand anything from us. They do not want to negotiate with us. They simply want to kill us because we are considered infidels.

Islamic terrorists make an explicit point of linking their killings with their faith and Allah. Even you Harry cannot deny this.

Attempting to compare the IRA with Islamic terrorists is pathetic.

The problem isn't Islam, the problem is with extremism, with radicalism.

<sighs> extremism of Islam Harry. You can't just be "extreme" and have nothing to be extreme about.

The problem is not the radicalization of Islam, but the Islamization of radicalism, as evidenced by the two British wannabe jihadists

No. It is not "evidenced" by the two British wannabe jihadists as the very fact that there were only two of them is not enough evidence to base an entire argument on-even though you try.

You appear to be showing an increasing amount of sympathy and support for Islamic extremists Harry..........

Please cut down on the number of quotes in future, three quotes per post is plenty.
spiritus   
6 Jun 2017
News / Reporter says she would trade 10 Polish lives if it helped thousands of immigrants [61]

Brussels, the de facto capital of the European Union and seat of the headquarters of NATO, I wonder which of those is a higher profile target.

You are applying your own disjointed reasoning to the actions of Islamic terrorists (unless you know something we don't).

So according to "Harry-logic" Islamic terrorists are targetting "high profile cities" only which is why Warsaw has been spared but Brussels hasn't been. According to Harry, the fact that Poland has not been targetted has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that there are very very few muslims living in Poland.

Make your own mind up about his argument

but personally I'd base a guess on the number of women wearing a hijab.

"Guess" being the operative word as basically you do not know do you ? You see a few women wearing a hijab (probably university students) and try to make an intelligent argument based on that experience. I'm surprised you don't provide us with photographic proof as we only have your word for it.

Perhaps if you ever set foot in Warsaw you can do the same. But that's probably unlikely, isn't it.

A good friend would probably advise you to stop opening your mouth as it makes you look like a fool. You know nothing about me-nothing. Your pathetic attempts at claiming I know nothing about Warsaw are again based on "Harry-logic" no facts, no sources, no evidence-just Harry's opinion dressed up as fact.
spiritus   
6 Jun 2017
News / Reporter says she would trade 10 Polish lives if it helped thousands of immigrants [61]

The reason there have been no attacks here is that Poland simply is not that important on the world stage.

That's complete BS. Belgium has suffered at the hands of Islamic extremism. Is that because (as you put it) it must be a important player on the world stage OR because it simply has a LOT more muslims living there ?

How many muslims live in Poland Harry ? I know you like to pretend that Warsaw is awash with your muslim friends but please provide a source rather than just saying "there's a lot of brown skinned people in Warsaw so I guess they must all be muslim".
spiritus   
4 Jun 2017
Life / Why are Muslims seen as a deterrent to Poland? [565]

Lads... it's over. Move to Eastern Europe

Wouldn't it be ironic if the Brexit'ers who wanted Poles out of the UK end up seeing Poland in 20 years time as a non-muslim sanctuary ?

Maybe, just maybe I'm starting to see a shift in the attitude here in the UK. People are getting pi**ed with the fact that EVERY terrorist act carried out over here is by muslims who make it abundantly clear they are doing it in the name of Allah.
spiritus   
4 Jun 2017
News / Reporter says she would trade 10 Polish lives if it helped thousands of immigrants [61]

Are you claiming that Islam or immigration is the root cause? You'll be wrong either way.

And there we have it. An outright denial by Harry that Islam has nothing to do with the recent acts of terrorism displayed on our TV screens.

Keep moving in the direction you're facing Harry and you may well end becoming a "person of interest" to certain intelligence organisations.

Oh yes, would you like to answer a question for me ? Why has Poland not suffered any acts of Islamic terrorism on Polish soil ?
spiritus   
3 Jun 2017
Life / Why are Muslims seen as a deterrent to Poland? [565]

and what seems like another terrorist attack is unfolding in London at this minute.

I am going to take a wild guess that Islamic terrorists are behind it
spiritus   
2 Jun 2017
Australia / Drug smuggling by Poles into Australia [4]

Thanks Delph for this article as I think it highlights the risk to Poland if it opens it borders to migrants especially as drug use is rife within the migrant community. Like every European country, Poland will have a drug problem. The last thing it needs is outside influences making the situation worse
spiritus   
2 Jun 2017
Life / Why are Muslims seen as a deterrent to Poland? [565]

Don't quite see the point here, nor do I for one appreciate the errant and random German bashing!

Right but Pole bashing on this forum is perfectly acceptable to you ?
spiritus   
1 Jun 2017
UK, Ireland / Polish trucker jailed for tachograph fraud [4]

Anti-Polish propaganda again ? Good-at least it gives us an opportunity for anyone reading to learn that the thread title is designed to make people think that ONLY Poles commit crimes in the UK-every other community are angels and saints.

Considering that Poles are the largest foreign group in the UK (according to the census and I'm not sure I believe that) then it's inevitable that Poles will commit crimes in the UK so posts like this are entirely pointless unless

a) you are trying to portray the image of Poles as criminals or delinquents
b) you are trying to avoid the fact that other minorities in the UK are committing crimes
c) you have an agenda which you are trying to push through this forum
spiritus   
31 May 2017
Life / Why are Muslims seen as a deterrent to Poland? [565]

Only your agenda of course is slanted in the "right" direction, eh?

From your perspective on the left then any opinion not shared by you and your ilk appears to be on the "right".

Poles have seen what happens when you allow Muslims in large numbers to settle. It's a disaster. Thankfully, by continuing to keep posts like this open we are given the opportunity to educate any Poles who may have thought otherwise.
spiritus   
31 May 2017
UK, Ireland / Armed and Dangerous Polish man on the run in the UK [12]

Clearly a cautionary tale against open borders! Poland needs to watch carefully who's let in!

Agreed. Thankfully Poland doesn't allow any illegal migrants into their country which is a very good thing. A good example of why Poland should resist taking any migrants/refugees.

Thanks for the tip Delphian