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VaFunkoolo   
27 May 2008
News / Poland's pollution of the Baltic Sea [46]

Judging from the success of vegetarian restaurant chain Greenway there is an active move towards vegetarianism in Poland. This can only be taken as evidence of a desire to decrease the number of cows farting in the country
VaFunkoolo   
27 May 2008
News / Poland's pollution of the Baltic Sea [46]

but the fact is that we have to use the newst thechnology or find another way. Nature is the most important and ecologs are strong in Poland.

Poland has the potential to become a leader in renewable energy. There are already a growing number of wind farms throughout the country and the extensive coastline offers all sorts of opportunities for harenessing natural energy.

Poland is in a position where its national infrastructure is undergoing major renewal and overhaul. Which entities are responsible for ensuring that the country's natural resources are utilised to their full potential whithout compromising the country's stunning environment?
VaFunkoolo   
27 May 2008
News / Poland's pollution of the Baltic Sea [46]

yes of course and so your in a polish forum trying to blame the whole on Poland. I see it..

If that is what you see then perhaps that is indicative of Polish insecurity.

What others will see are factual posts about continueing concerns for Poland's environmental credentials.

It's an important issue and we should not paint a false picture of what the situation really is. Pretending that its not a problem and that people who suggest it is are obviously polonophobic does absolutely nothing to confront a globally important concern about the future of our natural environment.

As nature is apparently one of Poland's most important 'selling points only adds to the seriousness of the issues. Please, lets not cheapen this discussion by shouting 'polonophobe' everytime facts bite a little. Its not constructive and belittles the many Poles who are able to see things as they are
VaFunkoolo   
27 May 2008
News / Poland's pollution of the Baltic Sea [46]

Of course I am being realistic and realise thats its not all Poland's fault. But why dont you be equally realistic and accept that Poland is to blame for the pollution of the Baltic as much as anyone else.

Anecdotal hearsay aside, what are Poland's Green credentials actuall like?
VaFunkoolo   
27 May 2008
News / Poland's pollution of the Baltic Sea [46]

In Poland, the accumulated amount of solid wastes is estimated at 1 500 million tons. The destruction of solid waste through uncontrolled incineration, without proper flue gas treatment, often causes pollution over a wide area. In addition to the above mentioned disposal of waste on land, it should be noted that hazardous substances such as oil from sunken ships, poisonous gases, ammunition and industrial waste are known to be present in the Baltic Sea, due to intentional or accidental dumping.

baltic.vtt.fi/demo/balful.html - A considerable amount of nutrients and toxic substances are discharged to the Baltic Sea from Poland

Despite modernisation of its infrastructure, Poland continues to be a heavy polluter of the Baltic sea which is having serious impact on its own costal waters and those of other Baltic states.

Significant pollution loads continue through its river outflows and intense primary pollution is being observed in these areas. Along the more open Polish coast, the problems are similar to those in the open Baltic Sea. Hydrogen sulphide has been detected in the Gulf of Gdansk in high concentrations.

Does Poland not care about its natural environment and those of its neighbours?

What is being done politically to prevent a continuation of this disregard for the natural environment?
VaFunkoolo   
27 May 2008
History / "Poland's Concentration Camp" ?? [570]

Well celinski, this is surely another cause for you to champion. Why not start a campaign to have the link name changed. The Polish government will surely be interested in this continued and high profile vilification of Poland and I suspect UNESCO might like to get involved too.
VaFunkoolo   
27 May 2008
News / Is NORD STREAM dangerous for Poland's natural enviroment? [372]

If we are going to discuss the possible dangers of toxic substances being realeased into the Baltic as a result of Nord Stream, shouldn't we also be discussing the toxic substances that Poland is currently pumping into the sea.

Afterall, if we only considered only one of these to be of importance and not the other then we would surely be guilty of gross hyprocracy. Wouldn't we.
VaFunkoolo   
27 May 2008
News / Is NORD STREAM dangerous for Poland's natural enviroment? [372]

As I said...I don't trust your motives...

Why should people trust your motives Lukasz. You have taken an interesting and topical subject and, by the 4th post, somehow related it to what terrible things the Germans did in WWII. Poland isn't the only country with a say in the Baltics future. There are other parties at the table.

I don't feel the sea is owned by anyone country, it therefore belongs to the Nation.

An interesting thought celinski, could you please explain exactly which 'Nation' it therefore belongs to
VaFunkoolo   
27 May 2008
History / "Poland's Concentration Camp" ?? [570]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_death_camp

Amusingly ironic that despite "former Nazi German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau" having abolutely nothing to do with Poland or the Polish in any possible way, its still refered to as 'Polish_death_camp' on the wiki link.

Youve got to laugh really
VaFunkoolo   
4 Apr 2008
UK, Ireland / Time for the Poles from the UK to go home [437]

If instead of working for a bit less they rather want to sit on their asses and do nothing then yes, they are lazy.

This is a prime example of the differences bewteen Polish and English mentality.

The Poles see it as the British sitting on their arses being lazy.

The British see it as getting some other mug to do the sh!tty work.
VaFunkoolo   
3 Apr 2008
UK, Ireland / Time for the Poles from the UK to go home [437]

Not some grand adventure because you can't drag your children with you all over the globe

Taking your children to experience first-hand different countries and different cultures is one of the greatest gifts you can give them, along with a second or third language.

You are right in saying many people do lead a very simple life, a life of conformity. Stepping outside of this 'safe' life can be incredibly rewarding, a life changing experience. Its not hard to do but it takes courage and people who lead these simple safe lives often lack the courage, desire or motivation to make the step.
VaFunkoolo   
1 Apr 2008
UK, Ireland / A collection of noimmigration's threads or "STAY AWAY from BRITAIN" [978]

Well i can't believe that anybody is really shocked from todays revolation that immigrants don't boost the UK economy at all and in fact only decrease the chances of british people from being able to find a job.

Heavens above. You dont mean to say that the Daily Mail had it right all along do you?
VaFunkoolo   
1 Apr 2008
Language / Your perception of the Polish accent [145]

I really cant agree with that. I have met and worked with many polish teachers of english whose language abilities were fantastic. More often than not, their teaching abilities were a dammed sight better than the average CELTA grad too
VaFunkoolo   
1 Apr 2008
Life / Fashion and Style in Poland [174]

no - they look cool and vaguely hip

You are being generous - I wouldnt even go that far; jeans and top doesnot cool and hip make, especially when the jeans are from some way past season.

The average bod on the Polish street, pretty much like the average bod on the British street, is not particularly well dressed and follows whatever fashion is dictated to them by the high street chains.

That said, many of my older Polish friends have a very unique style of their own, which I would hardly call fashionable but is pretty often cool. There is a lot of individualism amongst my Polish friends which I admire.
VaFunkoolo   
1 Apr 2008
Work / Average monthly salary in Poland is around 1000 PLN (few hundred bucks). [387]

Ive got friends who earn 10 tys zl a month for doing bugger all, Ive got friends who earn the suposed monthly average for a few days work, I have friends who struggle to make ends meet on less than 10 zl an hour and I have friends who support their parents who survive for a month on what some tourists spend a night on beer.
VaFunkoolo   
31 Mar 2008
UK, Ireland / I have concerns over the British immigration policy so I wrote to my MP. [126]

Hunting aboriginies was legal until the late 1920s which is a long time after Australians took responsibility for themselves. When confronted about this on a recent trip to England, the great Australian ambassador Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson replied in time honoured Australian tradition: Does It Look Like I Give A Fuk. Yindee Yindee blue
VaFunkoolo   
30 Mar 2008
Life / Fashion and Style in Poland [174]

This phenomenon is called "fashion" to be exact ;-)

And hence the phrase 'fashion victim'
VaFunkoolo   
29 Mar 2008
Work / Advice on Teaching English in Poland [709]

I have spent very little time at the ELT chalk face over the last ten years or so, which I am grateful for. If I do decide to go back into the classroom at some point in the future, I really think I would rather just teach Callan or some other Method than fart around with whatever the latest approach in ELT is. I just cant be bothered with all the crap that comes with it. It's not worth the effort. Perhaps its best if I leave the teaching to others ;)
VaFunkoolo   
29 Mar 2008
Work / Advice on Teaching English in Poland [709]

Online courses serve their purpose which, as you say, is nothing more than info gathering introduction to the world of ELT. That said, a full 120 hr cert with a whopping 6 hrs of observed TP is not considered as anything more than an initiation into the art of teaching English, if indeed it is an art.