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Posts by Meathead  

Joined: 3 Jun 2010 / Male ♂
Last Post: 10 Apr 2022
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From: polonia, usa
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Meathead   
10 Apr 2022
History / History of Polish-Russian relations [140]

Time to stop all russian gas imports, however hard that will be,

Use coal assets to convert into syngas or methanol like Germany did in WWII.
Meathead   
27 Mar 2022
Travel / Are Polish people as unfriendly as Slovaks? [84]

I've been to Slovakia - beautiful mountains, but people look at you like they want to kill you or something ;D

...and here I thought Poles and Slovaks were country cousins
Meathead   
26 Mar 2022
Life / Why do so many Polish strive to be accepted by the West? [78]

Exactly, Poles are West Slavs. Poland has always looked West in fact they are Western Europe. They were responsible for the Renaissance along with Italy & France.

Historically Poland contributed to Western Culture. Russian domination was an aberration.
Meathead   
28 Jun 2016
News / What does Poles think of European superstate? [48]

What does Poles think of European superstate?

EUROPEAN political chiefs are to take advantage of Brexit by unveiling their long-held plan to morph the continent's countries into one GIANT SUPERSTATE, it has emerged today.

The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an "ultimatum".

Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.

express
Meathead   
22 Dec 2015
News / Demonstrations in Poland in defence of democracy. [2554]

I can tell you one thing - I don't understand Kaczyński's strategy here. Had he gone in softly-softly, changed things little by little and then won the 2019 election (and with it, control of the TK), he would've been free to do what he wanted. But he's gone in so hard and so quickly that people are just angry.

That's governance. You go slowly in order to build consensus.
Meathead   
22 Dec 2015
Law / Poland's form of Government - 'the winner takes all' [23]

I think what's happening in Poland is illustrating the weakness of a Parliamentary political system. It's a winner take all system. There is no check on the majority party. Hitler did the same in Germany 80 years ago. Some of these European countries would be better suited with an American Republic where there are checks and balances and minority rights. Poland would be wise to move towards that system. It's shocking what's happening. I expected better.
Meathead   
21 Dec 2015
News / Should Poland exit the EU immediately? [375]

When you win an election you can't throw all the opposition out. That's not governing. Even Lech Walesa said as much and he's no liberal.
Meathead   
21 Dec 2015
News / Should Poland exit the EU immediately? [375]

Poland can't go on it's own. Poles are showing that they can't govern themselves. They need the EU to keep a check on the fascist elements in the political class. Poland is showing that when it comes to governance they are adolescents.
Meathead   
21 Dec 2015
News / Demonstrations in Poland in defence of democracy. [2554]

You know you have a successful democracy when you are able to have a peaceful transition of power. Doesn't look like that in Poland. When Poland was partitioned it was mentioned that the countries that were occupying Poland were doing it as they thought that the Poles were unable to Govern themselves. Looks like there was a lot of truth to that statement.
Meathead   
26 Aug 2014
Life / Going to Poland in a hijab - Polish people and Islam [154]

But aren't you also altering your clothing based on a man/society?

Muslim women wear hijabs so that men will not find them attractive because if they do and take sexual liberties the woman is held responsible. That's why in Saudi Arabia a couple of years ago a woman who was raped was charged with the crime. In Muslim society the women are responsible for the men's behavior.
Meathead   
6 Aug 2014
Love / Am I The Only One Who Doesn't Find Polish Women Attractive? [93]

I have never even heard a stereotype like that. Do you talk about uneducated British chavs who prefer to stay on benefits instead of doing lowest paid jobs? There are minorities like that in every country.

The British lack self confidence to be ambitious.

That's also a new one. But there is quite true stereotype about Polish women that they don't work and like to be taken care of by their men, how is that ambitious?

No way. Polish women are shrewd and ambitious and love to work. If you like a working wife marry a Polish girl. If you want a stay at home Mum take an English wife. English and Polish women are as different as chalk and cheese.
Meathead   
6 Aug 2014
Love / Am I The Only One Who Doesn't Find Polish Women Attractive? [93]

British women have beter sense of individualism, better sense of humour, are more ambitious, and emotionally more stable while Polish women are very often a moody cows. The only thing that Polish women beat British women on average is obesity problem, but since fast food is getting more and more popular in Poland they will catch up them quite soon.

I prefer British women also, but more ambitious? Being ambitious and being British doesn't exist...and there's no one more ambitious than Polish women.
Meathead   
10 Jun 2014
USA, Canada / Polish community in Illinois [3]

Just moved in Greater Chicago area and I wonder where are those 700k Polish here in Illinois :)

Used to be along the Northwest side (Milwaukee Ave.) but maybe they're more diffused now.
Meathead   
24 Apr 2014
History / Polish Easter Tradition is also pagan! [47]

Criticizing the Catholic Church's pagan traditions has no reflection of my belief in God. You should read the Gospel and pay particular attention to Matthew and where you read pharisee, cross out and write in Roman Catholic Priest. Thus the Gospel will become very clear to you.
Meathead   
21 Apr 2014
History / Polish Easter Tradition is also pagan! [47]

That's not all, the reason why Easter changes its dates every year is because it follows the phases of the moon. Very pagan.
Meathead   
17 Apr 2014
News / Poland and Kresy being reunited? [162]

Oh boy, so Putin wants to go back to moving borders? No wonder Eastern Europe is so politically unstable. Let's see Russia moves West, Poland moves East, Germany will want Western Poland back and here we go again, more squabbles over borders. No stability in that part of the world.
Meathead   
9 Apr 2014
Love / Cannot get married as a catholic in Poland if I don't have sacraments - No kids without Church marriage [9]

Also about the money, you should expect to get back at least 50% of costs from guests, so it's not so burdensome for your budget as may seem.

Above is True. You're going about this the wrong way. If she doesn't get "her" wedding, it will haunt your marriage forever. Give her what she wants and you'll probably get what you spent on the wedding in the way of gifts. In a marriage the woman calls the tune for the marriage ceremony (it's her day) and the house selection. You get to make the call on how often you have sex.
Meathead   
29 Mar 2014
UK, Ireland / Why can't unemployed Polish people on benefits just leave UK and go home please? [240]

If you want to blame somebody or something blame the social systems that governs all of us.

There is no reason for England to encourage Eastern European immigration, as it's not like there's a labor shortage. If you're poor English you get a roof over your head (Counsel housing), the NHS, a bit for food and a little left over to have a pint at the pub and not a pence more. The English Elite have effectively emasculated its working class. There's little wonder why England has some of the highest emigration rates.
Meathead   
26 Mar 2014
Life / Are there Russian speakers living in Poland? [10]

I've been reading where in the Ukraine Russian speakers occupy the eastern half of Ukraine. I also read where Russian speakers occupy Estonia, Latvia, Moldova and

Belorussia. Are there pockets of Russian speakers in Poland? If not, why not?
Meathead   
4 Mar 2014
Work / English lad looking for work in Poland [39]

Your employment opportunities are in English speaking countries unless you are highly skilled, highly educated or married to a local.
Meathead   
3 Mar 2014
Work / English lad looking for work in Poland [39]

The only place for Working class English for jobs is the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Fly to the States and get a job and somebody might be able to sponsor you. If the Mexicans can do it the English certainly can. The place right now is the oil fields of North Dakota where they have an extreme shortage of strong backs.
Meathead   
1 Mar 2014
USA, Canada / 15 hr. motion on a minimum wage. (USA) [16]

Does it matter if i'm from money??? That has nothing to do with this

It has everything to do with it. It's how you perceive the world. Wealthy people obsess over the value of their currency. The problem we have in the economy now (not just in the US but worldwide) is a lack of demand. Deflation not inflation. Raising the minimum wage will increase demand. Hint, Henry Ford doubled the pay of his workers in 1915 so that they could afford to buy the cars he was building, thereby increasing demand.

It doesn't help the economy when Wal Mart pays so low that the workers qualify for food stamps. That's a huge subsidy for business and contradicts the "Free Market".

As for paying fast food workers, I would have to look at their profit/loss statement. But there is something to be said for a quality workforce, that is paid well enough to hang around.
Meathead   
28 Feb 2014
USA, Canada / 15 hr. motion on a minimum wage. (USA) [16]

HAHAHAHAHAHA

You must be from money. The minimum wage in the 1960's was equivalent to over $10/hr. and the world didn't end. Workers need to make more to spend more and circulate money throughout the economy. Our economy is slow due to low wages and no one has money to spend. BTW I'm a business owner, who if he hires someone will be in the $18-$21/hr. range.