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Posts by Matowy  

Joined: 4 Jul 2009 / Male ♂
Last Post: 5 Jul 2010
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Posts: Total: 295 / Live: 230 / Archived: 65
From: United Kingdom.
Speaks Polish?: Only a little. Maybe 2% or so.
Interests: Few and far between.

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Matowy   
1 Mar 2010
UK, Ireland / Britain... What the Poles did for us. [444]

It's important to have an enemy to fight ;) (in communism)

It's important for any self-proclaimed entity to have an "enemy". It's how they define and justify their existence. The U.S is a prime example of this mentality, as it never seems to run out of "enemies of freedom".
Matowy   
1 Mar 2010
UK, Ireland / Marrying Polish Woman in UK/London [100]

You should consider moving to Dublin after you get married, just to annoy RevokeNice :)

Get a second home in Manchester as well ;)
Matowy   
1 Mar 2010
History / The WW2 Hero.. Henryk Sławik (1894-1944) [17]

I wanted to say that Slawik was an Polish Hero and Poles have a right to be proud of him!

What, so they can usurp his achievements and pass them off as their own (however vaguely)? It is an insult to such people to attribute their deeds to their nationality or other such irrelevant factors. He did good things because he was a good person, not because of his nationality.
Matowy   
1 Mar 2010
Language / men.male - Polish pronunciation? [8]

Do you mean the Polish word "Mężczyzna" ? Like all Polish words, it's simply a matter of knowing the components to be able to pronounce it. If you know how to pronounce "ę", "ż" and "cz" on their own, then you can pronounce this word.
Matowy   
1 Mar 2010
History / The WW2 Hero.. Henryk Sławik (1894-1944) [17]

There are certin kind of people, plenty of them to be honest, who will notice someone nationality when said person do wrong,and before you ask - kick his dog for fun!

I have no idea what this is supposed to mean.

The same people tend to downplay role of nationality when "hero" factor comes into the play!

Good for them?
Matowy   
1 Mar 2010
History / The WW2 Hero.. Henryk Sławik (1894-1944) [17]

Soon this thread will be full of upstart who have nothing similar to present and will be playing down fact that HE was Polish.

His nationality is irrelevant. A good person is a good person, regardless of where they were born or where they live.
Matowy   
1 Mar 2010
Love / English girl moving to Poland with my Polish boyfriend for the first time [69]

And if you try it you may also regret it. I think it,s more a case of " if I don,t try it, I won,t know." So by all means, give it a go, but as you said keep your options open and hold on to your return ticket.

I concur with this fully. Even if it doesn't go well, at least you had the chance to live in another country, learn a new language, meet new people, etc. It's important to keep your options wide open, though, so that you don't feel trapped, and so that you can leave if things aren't ideal.
Matowy   
1 Mar 2010
Genealogy / If your ancestors were in the "Wehrmacht"... [217]

Yes, I did say I lived through a war, what business is it of yours which one.

You mistake my intentions. I have no interest in knowing which war you "lived" through. I already know that you have lived through no wars. I only ask because I want to see which war you picked to pretend you participated in. After that, I and others could drill you with one or two questions about that war (which you would fail to answer) and thus laugh at your attempt to big yourself up through lying.

But hey, all that's not necessary. It's enough to know that you are simply some lying, insecure teenage brat. I only asked because I wanted to satisfy my own perverted needs for the humiliation of others through their own fault. I love me some karma :)
Matowy   
1 Mar 2010
UK, Ireland / Marrying Polish Woman in UK/London [100]

Yes I think she has a point. And I am far more offended by apologists like yourself (matowy) than her.

Evidence where I have displayed apologetic tendencies.
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
UK, Ireland / Marrying Polish Woman in UK/London [100]

And Matowy....You do know you can't just say "irrelevant" and make it so right?

I happen to think most of the "OMG that's racist" whining is not "relevant" to anything but the self righteous naivete of the poster.

You haven't addressed anything I said. Nice deflection attempt.

This is starting to bore me, so let's just cut right down to it; the only reason I am entertaining this conversation is because I think you're an intelligent person, and your posts here are of value, and I think you're either in denial or really can't see that which you endorse. Do you honestly, truly, believe that Amethyst/ShelleyS's views, opinions and the way she articulates (I use this term loosely) them is intelligent? I again urge you to peek at her far back post history before you answer. She is not motivated by some desire to improve the quality of her country (which she can't even name properly, let alone state proper facts about) she is just a hate-spewing moron. I am uncertain whether you are endorsing this or something else, so I ask you plainly now. What is the answer?

EDIT: Nevermind, I just caught your edited reply.

Guess what...people are different...races and sexes and classes are different. You can moan about it all you want but there are and always will be differences and many are not good to others in other categories. Deal with it...or keep moaning and protesting.

You obviously have read my posts, cannot formulate a relevant reply to them, and instead decided to choose the easy route of claiming I'm a multi-culture endorsing hippy to try and discredit my statements. I retract what I said earlier about me thinking you intelligent, that is not longer relevant. Straw-men are tools for the weak.
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
UK, Ireland / Marrying Polish Woman in UK/London [100]

Think how much easier life would be if people were honest instead of saying one thing in public and then another in private?

Completely irrelevant. Again, we have more hiding behind the "anti-PC" movement. There is no shortage of people who will say what they like on the internet, and I guarantee you that Amethyst doesn't even say a fraction of the things in real life what she does here. She is simply another coward hiding behind the anonymity of the internet to vent her ridiculous opinions. She is using THIS board as a personal stress-reliever for her disgusting nature, and some members, I included, do not appreciate this.

And for the love of god, political correctness has nothing to do with this. Stop using this excuse.

Perhaps you haven't been around long enough to know what she is like, so take a few minutes and go through her post history. Tip: Her alternate account is "ShelleyS".

Someone else mentioned if the OP was legitimate why don't they live in one of the countries they are from? He is clearly benefiting from the marriage as it will give him residence rights he can't get otherwise so easily or at all.

Irrelevant. Abusive remarks were posted first in a thread where someone was asking for advice.

It even explicitly said that it only read the first 4 words before resorting to racist insults.

Some users managed to point this out without being racist, abusive, or stupid. I emphasize, if you have an opinion that you believe to be "anti-PC", then you are perfectly welcome to verbalize it if you are intelligent and keep to the laws of human decency and respect. Compare these two:

"In my opinion, immigration in the UK has gotten to the point where we can no longer sustain such immigration from third world countries and people from various cultures and religions that refuse to integrate into our society. Among these groups are South Asians, Poles, and Africans."

and
"GET THE F*UCKING ******* AND POLLACKS AND FU*KING PAKIS OUT OF ENGLAND FUK ALL U FOREIGNNERS DUMB SHITS GET THE FUĆK OUT OF MY COUNTRY" (which is in accordance with Amethyst's behaviour in many threads)

Both are "non-PC", but one is intelligent and acceptable, while the other is just downright moronic, and pointing out how moronic and racist someone is is not an attempt to enforce PC laws, so seriously, enough with this ridiculous wave of "anti-PC" chivalry. It's not convincing anyone.
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
News / Crucifixes to stay in Polish schools [364]

Our history is proving that abandoning religion leads to nothing good, Soviet Union or Holland being examples.

Is that a joke? There are many secular nations out there that have high standards for economy and quality of life. The Netherlands, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland, Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Israel, Iceland... and that is just off the top of my head. Sweden is the prime example, as it is the most rich, happiest, successful, well-educated country in the world, and also the most secular.
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
UK, Ireland / Marrying Polish Woman in UK/London [100]

People from third world countries have no interest usually in "becoming British"...they want all the benefits but to also impose THEIR culture on their host's.

I agree with you completely, really I do, but whereas you and I have apparently formed a seemingly reasonable and moderate opinion, something like Amethyst degrades itself and others by CONSTANTLY spouting racist, bigoted, stupid, unintelligible **** in almost every thread she posts in. I see no reason why it should be here, as all it seems to do is defile every thread possible, with constructive or intelligent input ranging in the minimal-zero range.

The fact that this is the users first post, and that he was asking for marital advice, regardless of the speculated reasons, his nationality, or his host country, makes it all the more vile that the first post was that. It even explicitly said that it only read the first 4 words before resorting to racist insults. If those are the standards of respect, intelligence and morality you wish to defend, be my guest. Hiding behind the "I'm just a righteous warrior fighting the fascist PC culture!!!!!" shield does nothing to change the reality.
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
Genealogy / If your ancestors were in the "Wehrmacht"... [217]

but when the going got tough....... etc

Understatement much?

I participated in a war, so which war did you live through ?

You probably aren't even old enough to remember the Yugoslavian wars. You're not fooling anyone with your "I'm 20, no I'm not I'm older, AND I've been in a war" routine.
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
Life / UK garage, do you get it in poland? [18]

Download utorrent and go to either isohunt.com or thepiratebay.com or as a last resort mininova.com to find your music.
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
News / Should 16-year-olds in Poland vote? [58]

I certainly wouldn't be vehemently opposed to a 16-year-old voting age, it might even work out for the best, but as it stands I think it not a good idea due to the aforementioned reasons, damage control being the main one.
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
News / Mass immigration to Poland - article and response [479]

That is true, but...

If it looks like a muslim and talks like a muslim....then it's probably....a muslim. (No matter what country they are from).

... that still does not mean they are a race. A loose ethno-cultural religious group perhaps, but not a "race". Then again, hardly anybody uses the word "race" in its correct usage, so I guess I'm just being pedantic. Also, how does someone "talk" like a Muslim? Is there a Muslim accent now?
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
News / Should 16-year-olds in Poland vote? [58]

So, for clearance, are they or are they not aware or intelligent enough to vote?

Ideally, voting would be a privilege that is earned through demonstrated understanding. Since that is not possible, though, we can only discriminate based on the factor that impacts maturity the most, which is age. Voting done by adults is nowhere near perfect, which is why I think it's not needed to further add to the frenzy with a new block of voters who have even less objectivity than an adult might have. Teenagers are impacted more by external influences, especially by a charismatic authority figure such as family member or teacher. Thus, we don't have a new section of voters, but merely an extension of the voters that already exist, which isn't necessary.
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
Genealogy / If your ancestors were in the "Wehrmacht"... [217]

You have a very naive viewpoint on this. The average person does not care about national prestige, medieval standards honour or pointless patriotism. The average person wants to survive, and get on with their lives as smoothly as possible, in comfort preferably. That's why it's much easier to conquer a first world country rather than a third world one; there is peace, stability, social status, class, etc. Nobody is going to bother fight an invading force unless that force is blatantly oppressive, which in this case it was. It's very common for the natives of the conquered country to start working for the conquerors. Don't get all mushy and sentimental about this; it's just how it goes. Put to sleep your childish concepts of honour, shame, cowardice, betrayal and all that crap. Grow up and learn some history.

As for your ancestors, nobody cares. What your ancestors did has no bearing on you at all. If it came to it, you wouldn't react in the same way they did, so stop trying to enhance your own self-image by attributing yourself to deeds you have no connection to. Someone just as naive as you, but with Polish ancestors who were in the resistance, could easily say "Well, YOUR ancestors were cowards because they simply stayed silent and got on with their lives without fighting the enemy. They were cowards and traitors because they did nothing, whereas MY ancestors did amazing things by joining the resistance and fighting!!!". See how much you can twist history to your liking when you use subjective terms like "cowardice", "traitors", and "enemy" ?
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
News / Should 16-year-olds in Poland vote? [58]

For a start, knowledge cannot be used as a criteria as many adults don't have a clue and would fail even basic tests.

I'm not saying they aren't aware or intelligent enough to vote, but that their votes can be more easily misplaced than an adult vote. At 16, teenagers are still influenced a lot by their family, are still in school, and presumably still live at home. Personally, I just don't think that's enough for someone to be able to vote clearly. They will be easily influenced by their family, or by their peers, or by their school system. I think adults are just as susceptible to such factors, but I don't think all of this needs to be further obfuscated by letting 16-year-olds vote as well. In another two years they potentially gain experience of the work system, further education, institutions the economy and all sorts of other things relevant to politics. A 16-year-old isn't typically going to have that experience, and will just vote by what they see on the surface (again, adults are terrible at this too, but they are a bit less susceptible).
Matowy   
28 Feb 2010
News / Should 16-year-olds in Poland vote? [58]

I do not think 16-year-olds should be able to vote. Even if they do have superior knowledge of politics, they are still children and have an undeveloped and inexperienced view of things. Sure, there is the occasional teenager who is sensible, but the majority are simply not mature enough to influence politics.