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Posts by ShawnH  

Joined: 2 Jul 2009 / Male ♂
Last Post: 31 Dec 2020
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From: Canada
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ShawnH   
20 Oct 2009
Love / How to please Polish women? [216]

How to please Polish women?

Learn to part your hair with your tongue. :-)
ShawnH   
20 Oct 2009
Love / Polish Girls negative or positive personality trait? [267]

don't make them seem so angel like by suggesting they are only negative with good reason, that bull pooh

If they are negative for no good reason, you are hanging around the wrong PL ladies!
ShawnH   
17 Oct 2009
Love / How to please Polish women? [216]

If they have read and completely understood the operators manual, they do.
ShawnH   
17 Oct 2009
News / WHY DOES POLAND BUY GAS FROM RUSSIA? [105]

Check GDP levels

4th in the world. Don't forget, that wealth is not necessarily distributed to the population at large. Also take into consideration the value of those goods historically produced - 20 years ago, crayons and some small toys. Today, appliances and televisions. Tomorrow exported automobiles. Definitely a growth trend.

these guys have the most spongy economy out there

Yes, highly dependent on demand from North America and Europe. Although I agree with your point as to efficiency in their economy, they are smart people, and will catch up on things like efficiency improvements, lean manufacturing and cost of quality.

US can just declare bankruptcy and China will do what?

Go on a shopping spree with all that gold. They also have a great deal of Euro currency in the bank. When US gets cheap - convert Euros into dollars and buy some property. It is happening in Canada right now. For years, the Can$ was anywhere from $0.62 to 0.85 US. Now it is near par, and Canadians are buying up US real estate in nice warm places. The housing bubble in the states also helped.
ShawnH   
17 Oct 2009
News / WHY DOES POLAND BUY GAS FROM RUSSIA? [105]

it still doesnt have that much of an actual capital base

I might disagree with you here.

China 6th largest holder of Gold

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- China has boosted its gold reserves to 1,054 metric tons, according to a Friday report by Xinhua News Agency, which cited Hu Xiaolian, head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.

The increase makes China the world's fifth-largest holder of gold, just ahead of Switzerland, and among the six nations plus the International Monetary Fund that have reserves of more than 1,000 metric tons.

Hu said that China's gold reserves had risen by 454 metric tons since 2003 and that the total was being reported to the IMF per the organization's rules.

Worlds biggest foreign currency reserves

July 15 (Bloomberg) -- China's foreign-exchange reserves, the world's biggest, topped $2 trillion for the first time as the nation's economic recovery prompted overseas investors to pump money into stocks and property.

The reserves rose a record $178 billion in the second quarter to $2.132 trillion, the People's Bank of China said today on its Web site. That dwarfs a $7.7 billion gain in the previous three months.

I wouldn't underestimate the Chinese financial picture. The government keeps a great percentage of the inflows of cash in their coffers, regardless of who makes what.

Question is will they be able to cash it in,

Maybe not dollar for dollar, but I am sure they will play hardball (financial or otherwise) if push comes to shove.
ShawnH   
17 Oct 2009
News / WHY DOES POLAND BUY GAS FROM RUSSIA? [105]

Russia wont do that, Europe is ready to pay money China is not, not to mention the political leverage, the only reason why Europe even talks with Russia is the fossils, Russia is economically, politically and militarily pathetically weak but it still has a strategic resource in the form of its fossil fuels so your question will never happen, ever.

If China were willing to pay the same as or more for fossil fuel, I am sure Russia would consider it. China is a rich nation, built on the backs of American consumption. Are they not the biggest holders of US debt?

Most of whats left is in areas difficult to reach

Poland has enough gas to supply us for 70 years but we dont extract it due to high cost.

Look at the Canadian Oil Sands (tar sands) At $40 US per barrel, it made no sense to extract it, because of the processing costs. But at $70, there is lots of money in it. And business is booming. There will be a point when it is economically attractive to go to these difficult areas and start extracting it.
ShawnH   
16 Oct 2009
Love / How common is it for husbands in Poland to open their wife's mail ? [30]

I can empathise with your dilemma. My mother wrote a letter to my grandmother about 15 years ago that put us in touch with that half of my family. My mother had the misfortune of being born out of wedlock, and her parents moved her from foster home to foster home over the years. After some prodding by the man my mom was seeing at the time, my mom finally screwed up the courage to contact her mom. She went in with a good attitude, and an open mind, and they ended up having a good relationship over the last few years of grandma's life, which included a trip to Hawaii with Grandma, my Aunt and my mom. My cousins ended up being a super group of people, and we see them quite frequently.

Go for it, but keep an open mind. It may or may not work out.

Good luck.
ShawnH   
16 Oct 2009
Classifieds / English cuisine week in Lidl shops in Poland [203]

it must be better than the plastic yellow stuff that passes for cheese here in Poland

So I have heard. I was disappointed on my trips to PL with regards to the cheese selection....
ShawnH   
15 Oct 2009
Life / Beggers namely Kurwa boys in Poland [70]

A beggar asked for a Guilder

Then the beggar asked for another Guilder

Then the beggar asked for another Guilder

Hence the term "greedy beggar"
ShawnH   
8 Oct 2009
News / Mass immigration to Poland - article and response [479]

Yes, ethnic food can be wonderful, Lodz. But I still think you are missing the larger picture. I might suggest hooking up with Bratwurst Boy for a weekend tour of some of the more diverse parts of Germany to get a sense of what people are really talking about. I am sure for the price of a few beers, he would be glad to show you around.
ShawnH   
6 Oct 2009
UK, Ireland / Fish and chips - do Polish people in the UK like this? [108]

With HP sauce on, too.

Kind of partial to good old fashioned Malt Vinegar. Actually I have a bottle in my fridge - considered vintage? - It is >15 years old. Good thing nobody has gotten sick from it, I guess ;-)
ShawnH   
3 Oct 2009
Love / How to please Polish women? [216]

Are you planning on baking some for the Mrs?

She doesn't have a sweet tooth, but I do :-)

It would probably please the Mrs. if I didn't bake so much!
ShawnH   
3 Oct 2009
Food / Bread Baking in Poland [65]

Caraway (Carum carvi) also known as Meridian Fennelor Persian cuminis a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caraway
ShawnH   
2 Oct 2009
Food / Bread Baking in Poland [65]

I like rye bread, but without the caroway seed stuff you find in some versions.
ShawnH   
30 Sep 2009
Love / What do Asian boys think about Polish girls? :) (and vice versa) [150]

why do men always have to add an inch or two here and there :D

Usually short women like yourself wouldn't notice if somebody overstated thieir height by an inch. You may be able to tell if they added an inch there.

:-)

Oh, you noticed how nice Polish women boobs are? ;)

You know, when you put your face between them, babble like a fool, wagging your face back and forth, they all seem the same. :-O
ShawnH   
26 Sep 2009
Food / POLISH RECIPES! [287]

was given a piece of Boczek, but don't really know what the best thing to do with it!

Fry it up in big chunks, and adorn your pierogis with it. Onions too, if you are so inclined.