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Posts by ShawnH  

Joined: 2 Jul 2009 / Male ♂
Last Post: 31 Dec 2020
Threads: Total: 8 / Live: 7 / Archived: 1
Posts: Total: 1,507 / Live: 1,246 / Archived: 261
From: Canada
Speaks Polish?: Not Much
Interests: Food, Beer, Wine

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ShawnH   
31 Dec 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6915]

@PolAmKrakow
Thanks, but can you define "Everywhere"? hospitals? pharmacies? special clinics?

Any word of testing at WAW airport pre-boarding?
ShawnH   
31 Dec 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6915]

Canada has announced it will be mandatory for people returning from abroad will require a negative PCR Test no older than 72 hours prior to arrival. This will be a logistical nightmare for those who must travel. I anticipate that this will be more common throughout the world as the vaccines are rolled out and levels of international travel return to "normal".

cbc.ca/news/politics/negative-pcr-covid-test-air-passengers-1.5857626

Are there locations throughout Poland where a non resident can get a (paid for?) PCR test?
ShawnH   
29 Aug 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6915]

"Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable."
Say what you will, but something is going on...
Source: cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm


  • Excess Deaths in US
ShawnH   
1 Aug 2020
USA, Canada / Is Poland accepting incoming airplanes coming from the USA? [18]

Honestly, from YYZ to WAW, Lot is the only one that makes sense for me. Always a good experience, but I get why they are holding onto my cash, but if i was really pressed, it would hurt a whole bunch more.
ShawnH   
1 Aug 2020
USA, Canada / Is Poland accepting incoming airplanes coming from the USA? [18]

I paid for a service to a company that provides that service. If i do not receive that service, I should expect a refund.

What "progress" is there is taking people's money and not providing the service?
ShawnH   
12 Jul 2020
News / Presidential elections 2020 - your opinions about campaign, candidates [2223]

@PolAmKrakow
As the US has learned, whether there is a mandate for extremists or not, once in power, extremists are going to extremes... Unless there is some counteracting force to hold them to account. The US learned this the hard way. Time will tell if the US has had enough yet.
ShawnH   
29 Feb 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6915]

@Bratwurst Boy
...and a longer incubation period. Concern that it is > 14 days, while still contagious. One person can infect a lot of people before they are symptomatic, not knowing they are infecting so many.

@jon357
Global travel means that no country, including Poland, are isolated
ShawnH   
29 Feb 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6915]

right now the most infected and dead people are Chinese

I believe there are more dead Chinese than the Chinese are letting the world know about. Saw many videos allegedly in China about loading truck loads of bodies to to to the morgue, people having their apartment doors WELDED shut, people escaping their apartments by climbing down balconies to go to the market, people dropping dead on the street!
ShawnH   
29 Feb 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6915]

Wedding in PL in April. Wifey and I have already bought the tickets, including a side trip to Venice, Parma, Cinque Terre and Milan. Then the north Italy virus broke out. Considering a change of those plans....

Travel agent says it is too soon to cancel the Italy leg of the trip, but if it worsens, we may have to.
ShawnH   
29 May 2014
Life / Anti establishment Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski [20]

Humanity in reverse...or the older you become the more backward your thoughts.

Or, could be contemplation of a life lived. It is often said that one can re-live key moments in life on ones death bed.

Or, could be the gradual slide into feebleness of the mind, less sharp as time goes by to the point where one is back to where they were when they were young / in diapers....
ShawnH   
28 May 2014
Life / Anti establishment Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski [20]

I think its symbolising mans ludicrous growth consumption,

This is an example of how your perspective helps frame what you interpret in the environment around you.

From my perspective, it could be one of the following:

a) a commentary on poverty in general forcing people to sacrifice their long term opportunities to get by day to day, or,
b) the guy got to "the top of the ladder" and didn't like what he saw (grass really wasn't greener?) and stayed with what he knew.

c)....?
Much like beauty being in the eye of the beholder, art is subjective to those beholding it.
ShawnH   
28 May 2014
Life / Anti establishment Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski [20]

Maybe so but IMO, the way we are being led to vote / act / behave as per the master's directive. Note the sheep dog there to keep any wayward sheep directed back to the pack.
ShawnH   
14 May 2014
Travel / Where can I buy alcohol in Poland as a 16 yr old? (is it legal?) [14]

Have teenagers today not heard the words 'novelty ID card'?

True.

Stick around. Sooner or later there will be a thread created about fake ID. Send some Euro's over and Bob's your uncle.

edit:

my 15 year old has a little industry going at college making them

Maybe he / she should post a thread!
ShawnH   
31 Mar 2014
Food / Where can I buy Swedka Swedish vodka in Warsaw? [12]

Why the cheap shot at the Russians?

Not a cheap shot. Just my endorsement of a personal political / moral statement regarding the situation in Ukraine. We are all entitled to our opinions.

I do enjoy Sobieski, Belvedere and Pan Tadeusz, although for general consumption, Sobieski is the best value for a dollar in my opinion.

I never enjoyed Grey Goose, poor flavour and high price.

The more times it has been distilled, the less flavour and character it has and thus the more chance there is for the distiller to hide sub-par ingredients or manufacturing.

+1
ShawnH   
5 Mar 2014
Life / Jack Strong ( Film about Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski ) [48]

Interesting that almost all of his fellow officers managed not to betray their country.

And anybody with a "Western Bent" perspective would call him a courageous, true Polish patriot.
ShawnH   
4 Mar 2014
News / Is this the first clear and open signal that Poland makes preparations for war with Russia? [163]

I do have a problem with political parties that are neo nazi especially when they have gathered some power.

Agreed. But IMO, I think that the average Kiev Resident (not the raving neo-nazi types, anarchists, and other fringe types) truly wanted to peacefully protest the actions of the Government Du Jour. After Yanukovich murdered protestors and subsequently fled, it was the squeaky wheels (fringe types) that got the majority of the grease (power). It is sad to see the extremes getting so much power. Unfortunately, I think that the average Kievian is going to get the shaft in this mess.... Typically, the moderates aren't loud enough to sieze the reins of power in a vacuum like this.
ShawnH   
4 Mar 2014
Feedback / Where is the login link on Polish forum [3]

And to log out, go to one of your posts, click on your name above that post, and you will be directed to your profile. Then you will need to go to the top right where your name appears there. Click your name and you will go to a new screen. On that new screen there is a log-out option there.

Quite simple really.
ShawnH   
3 Mar 2014
News / Is this the first clear and open signal that Poland makes preparations for war with Russia? [163]

Looks like Poland is feeling a little threatened. They have aske NATO to have a meeting under Article 4.

The North Atlantic Council, which includes the ambassadors of all 28 NATO Allies, will meet on Tuesday 4 March, following a request by Poland under article 4 of NATO's founding Washington Treaty.

Under article 4 of the Treaty, any Ally can request consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened.

The developments in and around Ukraine are seen to constitute a threat to neighboring Allied countries and having direct and serious implications for the security and stability of the Euro-Atlantic area.

he was democratically elected and removed in a coup

According to the Ukrainian Envoy to the UN:

"You call it a coup, in the democratic world we call it a revolution of dignity," referring to the unrest in Ukraine that led to President Viktor Yanukovych being forced from power.