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Last Post: 22 Feb 2018
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22 Feb 2018
Law / Weapons laws in Poland. Carrying a concealed handgun? [916]

12 People were murdered last year in Malmo. 17 people were murdered in half an hour last week in Florida. The murder rate in this medium-size Swedish town is about 15 times less than that of most comparible American cities.

That shouldn't be a surprise obviously Sweden is much safer than Florida because they are gun controls there. in the US you can keep your guns if it makes you feel hard but we're all happy with the laws over here.
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22 Feb 2018
Law / Weapons laws in Poland. Carrying a concealed handgun? [916]

Simply measure the number of incidents, injuries and fatalities - the US is multiple times higher than any other OECD nation. Why might that be, because they have no controls.

All of the other things you write are exaggerated or not true (Malmo - a no go zone ? Really ?) but I'm not going to wade through the Internet to check them - I can spend some time with my kids knowing that they are in a safe country without lunatics having access to guns.
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22 Feb 2018
Law / Weapons laws in Poland. Carrying a concealed handgun? [916]

Czech And Switzerland both have considerable gun controls compared to the US. France and the UK both have Wailoa gun crime than the US - as in fact does every other developed nation. So actually gonna control is a fantastic success if measured by reduction in lives lost.

And that's why in Poland there is never going to be free access to guns.

By the way, I don't know any professionals who are training to use firearms. The only people who might be interested in that are not jobs wearing what right wing T-shirts. With Macierewicz out of the way i think the idea of his weekend toy soldiers will quietly be disbanded.
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22 Feb 2018
Law / Weapons laws in Poland. Carrying a concealed handgun? [916]

But they are all responsible law abiding owners up until the moment they pull into the school car park - we only find out they are nutcases post factum.

I think it will take a few decades in the US for change to come. In Poland thankfully all parties except the Kukiz morons agree that gun controls should not be loosened.
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22 Feb 2018
Law / Weapons laws in Poland. Carrying a concealed handgun? [916]

There are not many migrants in West Virginia either, but it has a gun crime rate 20 times that of comparable coal mining towns in Poland.

Stop lecturing us about migrants and deal with the terrorists in your own country first.
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22 Feb 2018
Law / Weapons laws in Poland. Carrying a concealed handgun? [916]

But Atch is right. When i was at college in the US i would say maybe 20 percent of people i talked to shared your views. Guns were banned on campus but now I see there has also been some clash with state law.

But in Europe that kind of view is an extreme position - I cannot think of anybody sensible that I have dealt with who would share it in Poland for example. Turning up to university with a gun would be a socially acceptable as shooting heroin in a lecture theatre.
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22 Feb 2018
Law / Weapons laws in Poland. Carrying a concealed handgun? [916]

Thats very comforting if your teenage kid was shot in the back in her school corridor.

Also not true - there are hundreds of innocent people killed every year in crossfire in drug wars, taking out drugs and suicides the murder rates from firearms are still 5-6x higher than in Europe
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22 Feb 2018
Law / Weapons laws in Poland. Carrying a concealed handgun? [916]

Absolutely - they will have to arrive at this solution themselves. Segregation seemed completely natural to Americans but eventually the tide turned, the electoral and business logic for it melted and the system changed.

Sig I don't think you have kids. If you did would you want their science teacher to be a good teacher or to be confident with a gun ? Would you want more guns in your kids school or less ? Such simple questions to the rest of the world but polity and culture in the US are so different.
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22 Feb 2018
Law / Weapons laws in Poland. Carrying a concealed handgun? [916]

Is it conceivable that a teacher might lie when asked if he is an alcoholic? Ever met many alkies who will admit it ?

The mental gymnastics used to avoid a simple truth would be hilarious if there were not 30.000 people a year dying.

Maybe a simple solution is to ban schools.

In next weeks episode "terrorists use trucks - should we ban trucks?"
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21 Feb 2018
Life / Going to Poland in a hijab - Polish people and Islam [154]

Its probably about as logical as saying that because im catholic i would send some of my profits to Radio Maryja

I can't imagine anyone willing to sit out in the cold carpark selling kebabs in February would then willingly fork it over to some mullah sitting a few thousand miles away in the sunshine
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20 Feb 2018
Life / Going to Poland in a hijab - Polish people and Islam [154]

God knows what working Poles will eat if they ban kebabs - i see kebab vans in every town - yesterday i was in a tiny village in Podlaski and there was a kebab stand with a queue there
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20 Feb 2018
News / Poland versus Greece in economy [175]

I agree default might be the best solution but in a managed way. Saying screw you will just ensure that nobody ever lends them money again and nobody will ever invest there again.

If that happens it wont just be Poland overtaking then - Macedonia will probably be richer than Greece too.
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16 Feb 2018
Real Estate / A tenant in Warsaw asked to leave [3]

Yes if your contract is until the end of the month you have every right to stay there. There is very little the landlord can do about it.
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14 Feb 2018
News / Israel opposing potential new Polish law to criminalise term 'Polish death camps' [1529]

But its not binary and its not clear. If i went into the streets of your honetown and plastered a bunch of posters saying you were a child molester that would be malicioud but would not harm you physically. People could believe it or not but you only need a few idiots to believe it for that to have life changing consequences.

I remember about 20 years back hindu clerics whipping up a crowd who literally dismantled a mosque stone by stone and caused riots that killed a few hundred people. Should that he allowed ?

Your idea that free spech should be unlimited assumes people to be noble - they are not. Saying it is binary belongs in the high school debating society
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12 Feb 2018
News / Israel opposing potential new Polish law to criminalise term 'Polish death camps' [1529]

He has not been in power since 2007. According to wiki he joined parliament in 1997, 8 years after the round table, ,held no office in PRL times and was a kid when his parents changed their name.

But for you he is a problem because he was born Jewish - I don't like the guy myself but he seems like a fairly dedicated public servant
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12 Feb 2018
News / Israel opposing potential new Polish law to criminalise term 'Polish death camps' [1529]

I have family who lived in those times.

Who from the 60s who changed their name is still in power today ? They would have to be extremely old !

Is changing your name a crime ? If so it's one committed by literally millions of Polish diaspora all over the world.

There is no logic in your position on Jews in Poland today.
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12 Feb 2018
News / Israel opposing potential new Polish law to criminalise term 'Polish death camps' [1529]

And how long does this continue ? One generation ? 3 generations ? 30 generations ? Most intelligent people can make up their own mind about the world - things I remember from my Grandma ? Share your toys with your brother and don't mix your drinks.

So what you are saying is that someone born in Poland, with Polish citizenship, speaking Polish, raising Polish kids, paying Polish tax is not Polish ? What if their grandparents were not Ubeks but were roadsweepers ?

What is weird is that attitude is coming also from Americans - I thought a sacred tenant of American life was to be who you want to be based on your own merits.
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11 Feb 2018
News / Israel opposing potential new Polish law to criminalise term 'Polish death camps' [1529]

Even if someones Grandfather was hanging AK soldiers why does that matter now ? Im sure i have some ancestors who have done bad things but its nothing to do with me.

For the same reason i dont care what Kaczynskis dad was doing - all in the past.

No i have not read Fear. I read Neighbors and was not sure about it - i have family from that part of Poland and kbow relations between the communities were very difficult.