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isthatu2   
9 Aug 2012
News / THE ARMY OF POLAND - THE REALITY [395]

Britain1939- 897,000 men including reserves.

In the entire world actually,not just IN EUROPE as you have claimed obviously trying to say why didnt that many men come instantly to Polands aid......well, because most of them were thousands of miles away .

In September 1939, the army had a total of 892,697 officers and men in both the full-time regular army and part-time Territorial Army. The regular army could muster 224,000 men, who were supported by a reserve of 173,700 men. Of the regular army reservists, only 3,700 men were fully trained and the remainder had been in civilian life for up to 13 years.[10] In April 1939, an additional 34,500 men had been conscripted into the regular army and had only completed their basic training on the eve of war.[11] The regular army was built around 30 cavalry or armoured regiments and 140 infantry battalions.[12] The Territorial Army numbered 438,100, with a reserve of around 20,750 men.[11] This force comprised 29 yeomanry regiments (eight of which were still to be fully mechanized), 12 tank and 232 infantry battalions.[12]
isthatu2   
9 Aug 2012
News / THE ARMY OF POLAND - THE REALITY [395]

It could handle a Lithuania or Czech Rep, maybe Belarus but not Germany or Russia

penn'
You may be missing the point. European Armies are now being shaped not to *handle* outside forces but simply to *handle* the citizens of Europe...........

Britains standing Army in a year or two will actually be smaller than the entire contingent we sent to Iraq in 03.....
isthatu2   
8 Aug 2012
Food / Cost of tobacco in Poland [17]

AFAIK most Red packed Polish smokes are about as strong and nasty on the throat as Chesterfields :)
I know the Sobieskis(?) I smoked before I discovered LM blues were similar to Luckies or Marlboros .
isthatu2   
8 Aug 2012
UK, Ireland / First proper "Polish" School in the UK - The Next Stage of Ghettoisation [283]

Do you really mean to say that it's Kurds who sell all the ogórki and biały ser in the UK? lol

Certainly in a lot of the cases.
Oh sure, behind the till will be a Pole or lithuanian, running the business and putting in 18 hour days will be a Kurd.
Thats not me complaining, I could care less who I buy my pierogi from as long as I can keep buying it :)
isthatu2   
7 Aug 2012
Off-Topic / "Curiosity" Lands On Mars! Huzzah! Poland's Mars Society Must Be Ecstatic. [77]

haha, I love that photo... the *proof NASA funds Time Travel* one,yes?
George Takei had it on his often hilarious FB page :)

But,not to rain on the parade,but,another robot lands on Mars....people might go somewhere vagually nearish to mars in the 2050s.......oh,puhlease.........
isthatu2   
5 Aug 2012
Classifieds / D&D Group for Expats in Warsaw needs one more player... [69]

There is a type of Asperger's gamer that does not play-well with others that is not particularly welcome in our group of people looking to make connections and new friends. They are the well-known stereotypical, anti-social, Min-Maxed argumentative, condescending, competitive rule-slaves whom like to lord over their experience.

You mean Sheldon Cooper types :)

Would be fascinated to eavesdrop on one of your evenings,see how the people with different national myths bring a slightly different edge to their game. Norse,Greek,Roman, must have an impact on styles.

Do you find this at all? Are American players more influenced by more modern interpretations,ie,fantasy novels and movies....do Danes hark back to Vikinger styles? Can you trust that Greek if he comes with a gift? :)
isthatu2   
5 Aug 2012
UK, Ireland / First proper "Polish" School in the UK - The Next Stage of Ghettoisation [283]

wulkan

sorry mate...marcind I meant to put......d'oh.

Eventually the allies liberate Rome & it dawns on me: There were more than enough people in the town square to liberate themselves.

If you read a book on the subject you would know Rome was declared an Open City. No one fought in Rome.

But seriously, what has world war two got to do with you being a racist american? I mean, I know you savages still had segregation and treated Black US Soldiers worse than nazi POWs but.....
isthatu2   
4 Aug 2012
UK, Ireland / First proper "Polish" School in the UK - The Next Stage of Ghettoisation [283]

Eventually your white women integrated with your brown & black immigrants.

lols

History books still regard Polska as the freeist host in European History.

Lols.
Its K Billy K and the super sounds of the 70s...............
"inter racial couples"
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Oh boy,love the retro ramblings of a confused clansman.....how did you get in,did you lie about being a Slav and a Papist or summat fella?
isthatu2   
4 Aug 2012
News / Does Polish hotel have right to turn down Americans and Israelis? [54]

Discriminating on the basis of different EU nationality just wouldn't happen.

.... for the obvious reason that British establishments would have to LOWER their prices for most EU countries nationals seeing as GB is one of the most expensive places to live in europe.
isthatu2   
4 Aug 2012
UK, Ireland / First proper "Polish" School in the UK - The Next Stage of Ghettoisation [283]

Does it mean one can get higher benefits if they prove themselves in the PF?

Unfortunatly ,no. To recieve the highest rate you have to prove an almost complete lack of understanding,thats when the extras kick in, the 24 hour personal interpreter,the Laptops for each child,the work place assistent and of course the years free tutition at either Oxford or Cambridge in conversational English (summer school for regional dialects optional extra).

Burn it down !:)

I would do,but having been to a couple of Blood donation sesions there Ive got to admit the facilities are marvelous . :)
The ironic thing about the choice of such an *anti science* ethos school is that it replaced my old Grammar school which had produced two Nobel prize winners in the sciences........

Isthatu, you may want to read a book called 'The gift of dyslexia'. If anyone criticises you because of dyslexia tell them to f***k off. Benjamin Zephaniah is dyslexic and yet he's one of the most amazing poets I've ever read.

Thank you Eva.
I honestly dont feel it as a curse,it just makes you adapt,see things from a slightly different perspective sometimes(would Einstein have come up with his special theory without it?),plus,it always plays to my theory that its better to let people think you are dumber than you actually are :)

Im wondering if you have come across my type of dyslexia before though Eva, I have no problems reading,always had as a child an advanced reading age standard, I can also proof read almost anything and spot the mistakes only Im *blinded* to my own spelling mistakes ......

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isthatu2   
4 Aug 2012
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

Hehehehe, If thats the Front Window....well, I give it three seconds before the two planes crash... :)
Oh, and you never have to apologise to the Air Cadet force historical and current service aircraft recognition regional champ 1989 , Im used to being right when others are wrong ;)

Well spotted on the JU 88 Nose ,er,window, blister panel,er, I can spot em,dont always know what the bits are called though :)

Who`s that guy?

Oh wah Oh wah, He's the greatest Lancer.....

sorry, 70s Disco references....mmmm, what was the Disco scene like in poland ? :)
isthatu2   
4 Aug 2012
UK, Ireland / First proper "Polish" School in the UK - The Next Stage of Ghettoisation [283]

Do you work is education as well Isthatu?

No, Im the dyslexic Black Sheep in a very academic family most of whom work or worked in Education . Others curse their dyslexia, I thank it for keeping me out of Teaching. :)

Oh I hate religion, I work for London Academy Enterprise:)

Explains the good conditions then, plenty of money floating around for southern centric pet projects :)
No, the reason Im sceptical about Acadamies and Free Schools is ,no matter what they claim they do drain funds from State Schools and tend to be located in politicaly tactical areas rather than always in the areas where their slightly different aproach is actually needed.

Also, the local Acadamy to me is one of those loony ones teaching kids that creationism (literal bible nonsense) is on a par with Darwin .... :)

It was opened and semi state funded on the promise that it would be there to improve the chances for kids from a deprived village that fell within its catchment area.....all well and good, the acadamy then set about expelling a huge percentage of those kids on spurious grounds and bussed in kids from well out of the catchment area.

There are maybe three black and asian families living in the catchment area of the school but literaly dozens of black and asian kids in the school ( and no *jokes* about birth rates,these are not local kids :) )

Mind you,what do you expect when a couple of second hand car salesmen decide to open some schools?
isthatu2   
4 Aug 2012
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

That is a B17G mate, its the under chin .50 mounts give it away. Flying Fortress. (but, I know the soviets copied a lot of *our* planes ,hence suggesting some sort of ilushin ...and its soviet green not US olive drab,so....)

Pretty sure thats the model/mark of B17 used by the USAAF for their single re supply mission to Warsaw,is that anything to do with it? Only, the foreground sort of reminds me of a cross between that scene in the Death Star where Luke Kills his dad,or,the final scene in Kanal.....in a sort of modern art twist.....the brick work just does not shout *aviation* to me :)

Seriously,what were the Doors references about then?
isthatu2   
3 Aug 2012
UK, Ireland / First proper "Polish" School in the UK - The Next Stage of Ghettoisation [283]

If you want to teach in a primary/ secondary school you will need a QTS

Unless that is you want to work in Acadamy in which case dont bother bringing your paperwork with you as you will be over qualified if they get their way. The scummy profit making monsters want to employ unqualified teaching staff and the Tories are backing them.

(BTW, Eva, thats not a dig at you, you must know all about the latest madness here, soldiers straight out of the Army to teach sports, failed businessmen to teach ,well, business studies...with not one day of formal teacher training....)

No that's YOUR job :D

It was untill a Polish Theoretical Mathmatician stole it!!!!!! :)
isthatu2   
3 Aug 2012
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

An Aeroplane Museum?
The big old aeroplane reflection kinda gives that bit away :)
(1950s/60s Ilushin? Or a B17G ?)
Ok, its a DOOR(s) of some type?
Not perception,that would be too literal ;)
isthatu2   
3 Aug 2012
UK, Ireland / First proper "Polish" School in the UK - The Next Stage of Ghettoisation [283]

So, the greater the number of languages you speak, the better at the job you are. OK. What's the job?

"Would you like fries with that?"
"wilt u frietjes bij?"
"quieres papas fritas con eso?"
"souhaitez-vous des frites avec ça?"
"Вы хотели бы жаркое с этим?"
isthatu2   
3 Aug 2012
UK, Ireland / First proper "Polish" School in the UK - The Next Stage of Ghettoisation [283]

P.S. I'm learning German:)

I'd work on the English first, its structuraly awfull love.
FYI, even the working class England Football manager speaks more languages than you do,so, wind yer neck in.

Provided, of course, that the benefits allow you to buy a camera.

Dont be silly. You are given a Camera,a plasma screen TV and a BMW or Audio upon entry to the UK,didnt you know that?
isthatu2   
3 Aug 2012
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

I know which church and which ornament there you are talking about but sorry, nope, they are quite different, indeed.

Phew,not making it entirely up then.....would it be the same one that has a bit of Golaith Track built into the wall? Or am I just mixing up loads of different buildings in Warsaw??? :)

:):):):):) Who says such things?

Jim davidson on an LP I owned before I knew any better.....72,72.......

BTW, do you remember the Madonna video for Like a Prayer?
With the Black Jesus? Was that frowned upon in Poland like in some *western * countries or accepted as quite normall? After all, Black mother Mary,Black baby jesus,no brainer grown up jesus is not going to be a Blonde :)
isthatu2   
3 Aug 2012
UK, Ireland / First proper "Polish" School in the UK - The Next Stage of Ghettoisation [283]

haha, Im not saying I *liked it* ,the attempted suicide scene,but that film really captured a world I knew well.
The way the attempted suicide was handled,or completly played down as a non event .
Sheffield really is a great city despite them showing the grittier,more run down areas in the movie.
When I was in sales I always loved getting Sheffield,even if customers didnt want anything they were always so friendly :)

No,no,you missed the lesson of the car in the canal.
Its not to keep your distance,its ,well, if they wanted help they'd just ask and you'd be presumed to go out of your way to give it.

I guess in the end its as hard to explain as the bits in the three colours films where my Polish friends just look at my blank face and say *Oh,thats just so Polish/Varsovian * . and I just nod politely :)
isthatu2   
3 Aug 2012
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

Hel?
Sorry,would love to go to a Church in Hel,just for the Lulz :)

Re the icon....thats a bit retro there Paw',saying you cant see black people if they dont smile...... ;)

PS, Im sticking with Warsaw,the image rings a bell from a guide book buried somewhere in my attic now.....
Im sure its somewhere very near the Old Town,royal palace,sigismund statue area.....