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antheads   
2 May 2011
Real Estate / Warsaw City in 2020 [58]

yes there has been a lot of debate about the second line, especially the first section. It duplicates railway infrastracture at massive. cost. At least now they have the bore drilling machiines which mean it will be a lot faster to construct than line 1. Still prague metro puts warsaw to shame!
antheads   
2 May 2011
Real Estate / Warsaw City in 2020 [58]



the one next to the marriot looks pretty swanky
antheads   
25 Apr 2011
USA, Canada / Employee in USA, work visas and their renewals in Poland? [4]

its probably more of what the american goverment recquires. Its called doing a visa run. Once your visa has expired you have to leave the country to get a new one. If you think she is lovely you might want to give her the benefit of the doubt.
antheads   
24 Apr 2011
UK, Ireland / Brits say being drunk senseless while visiting Poland is national trait [98]

As I said the signs have been changed to no stag parties. Since 100 percent of tourist stag parties are english or british. Its quite easy to see what they are implying. Stag parties give all poms a bad name in poland. Also there are several skinhead bars that will collect english scalps.
antheads   
24 Apr 2011
News / Poland's Lost Generation [172]

poles need to get through their materialist capitalist phase first, give em 50 years
antheads   
24 Apr 2011
News / Poland's Lost Generation [172]

The current economic-political situation is just fine. People have money in their pockets

You must live in dreamland. Inflation is at 4.5 percent, wages are stagnant, Pensions are not enough to cover expenses. The country is in free fall.
antheads   
24 Apr 2011
News / Poland's Lost Generation [172]

Now the hungarian riots happened because the Prime Minister was caught on tape admitting he lied about the economy morning, afternoon and night. But even if this happend in poland, i think people would just shrug and not be very suprised.
antheads   
24 Apr 2011
UK, Ireland / Brits say being drunk senseless while visiting Poland is national trait [98]

More than a quarter of Britons think getting drunk senseless in Poland is a national characteristic, according to a survey released to mark England's national day.

An Opinium Research poll of 2,012 British adults found that 60 per cent thought drinking tea was a national trait, closely followed by talking about the weather.

Forty per cent associated a "stiff upper lip" mentality - stoicism in the face of adversity - with being British.

Meanwhile 32 per cent thought supporting the royal family was a British characteristic, as the country gears up for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday.

Twenty-eight per cent thought that getting drunk senseless and being an absolute twat while vistiting Poland was a British attribute, while fewer than one in three thought working hard made people British.

"Our research has revealed that it's hard to pin down what it means to be British, but being a drunken wanker in Poland is a defining characteristic" said Opinium Research managing director James Endersby.

"With several stereotypical attributes making the list as well as wider personality traits, it goes to show that Britishness is a complex mix of characteristics."
antheads   
23 Apr 2011
News / Drug Policy Reform in Poland [29]

Prosecution and jail time for small amounts of illicit drugs should not be dependent on informing to the police.
antheads   
23 Apr 2011
Study / AFRICAN STUDENTS INVASION in Krakow [197]

jarnova
o.k you are seeing it from a personal rather than rather than racist perspective, i can respect that. Let me answer your post in a number of ways.

Women are always attracted to the exotic so if you ever live in Asia or africa you would find african and asian women attracted to you in the same way your describe.

The other matter is that its important not to generalise, each individual wants somthing different and one can stumble into love in the most unexpected places and most importantly not see love as a competition.
antheads   
23 Apr 2011
Classifieds / Warsaw (PL) Tabletop Role Playing Game Group for Expats Only. D&D Fortnightly [87]

This might be of interest
escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/i-hit-it-with-my-axe/1533-Episode-One-Meet-the-Party

A new player joins. A character is rolled. The adventure begins.

Join adult film performers Kimberly Kane, Zak Sabbath, Mandy Morbid, and Satine Phoenix, a stripper named Connie, and a hairdresser named Frankie for some hardcore, old school D&D action. Sasha Grey guest stars.

antheads   
23 Apr 2011
History / Poland's 1945 - 1989 under communism or during socialism? [65]

Well theres many forms of socialism, polands being prob the most moderate in eastern europe, private property was allowed, people could run a business in certain economic areas. The church was allowed with many party members being openly catholic. However the communist class was not overthrown but shared power in 89. This meant that many of the means of production fell into their hands during the privatisation era.
antheads   
23 Apr 2011
Study / AFRICAN STUDENTS INVASION in Krakow [197]

cover up that most of them come to Poland to steal women from European guys.

10 or 15 years ago you would have been saying the same about italians or french. Now that you have had experiences with europeans you see them as fellow human beings and o.k.

It is good news that there are more africans in Poland, in means that in 10 years jarnova will not be fearfull of them anymore and will instead be ranting about martian men stealing polish women.
antheads   
23 Apr 2011
News / Drug Policy Reform in Poland [29]

@convex

Whilst i agree, I guess the arguement is that destructive behaviour impacts on other people. For instance if someone takes too much amphetamines and beats up their wife. Or its an economic cost to the goverment, ie the health effects of cigarette smoking add millions to hospital costs. I think goverments have some role to play in educating the population and regulating supply without criminaly penalising the user. Having worked with some of europes legal highs producers, I have seen the negative social effects of a legalised, non regulated, non morality based marketplace.
antheads   
23 Apr 2011
News / Raising Poland's legal drinking age to 21 [95]

Obviously, authorities are seeing a problem with alcohol addiction in Poland, that is why they want to do something about it. They should be applauded for caring, not criticized and condemned. The 21 and up law is a good idea

Well yes, the more freely avaible a substance is the more it can be misused. But the flip side incarcerating people for utilising that substance. Cigarettes are as addictive as morphine do you support the prohibition of cigarretes?

People knew it was addictive because they got addicted to it. They figured it out.

Thats circular logic, there were no warning labels, it was sold in an unregulated market to an uneducated populace. Do you think oxycontin would have got so popular if the drug maker/doctors had told users it was as addictive as heroin?>
antheads   
23 Apr 2011
News / Drug Policy Reform in Poland [29]

unintended? don't break the law and you won't have a wrecked family, life, etc. it's rather simple, dont you think?

No life and law are never simple. In many instances the law might not be just or be unjustly applied. Would you say the same about someone (yourself even) who wanted to have a beer when alcohol was illegal in the states?

I don't believe govt should be overly protective when it comes to drugs. Let people make choices :)

Yes that is true but the goverment does a role in protecting the individuals, However when that function is perverted to criminalising a million of poles that use drugs somthing has gone terribly wrong. I watch with amazement when the anti terrorist squad to breaks down, doors, throws in a few flash grenades and run with automatic weapos. just to bust a weed dealer. The anti terrorist units in the polish police (BOA) are used once every two days!

We need to go beyond the war on drugs/legalisation debate. Drugs could be still illegal but the penalties should be civil rather than criminal.

The czech republic is a great example of drug reform. It's still against the law to possess 15 grams or less, but it's tolerated and the police have the power to give you a fine. People can grow up to three plants, again tolerated but with the possiblity of a fine.

Whilst maintaining its paternal protective role, the czech goverment has stopped the war on its own populace and in fact decentralised the profits from the marijuana trade, putting the money into citizens pockets rather than the mafia. In fact a whole industry has sprung up including hemp hand creams, weed seed vodka, hemp clothes etc.
antheads   
23 Apr 2011
News / Raising Poland's legal drinking age to 21 [95]

If everything were legal, addiction rates would be much higher. People used to get addicted to morphine in large numbers when it was available over the counter in various tonics..

That's not true, when morphine was legal most people were not aware of its addiction potential, it was marketed as a cure for all. There's a greater question here, should goverments have the right to make criminals out of people consuming a certain substance.

Regulation rather than legalisation is the way to go.

As for the 21 year law it won't work. But other regulations such as the hours you can buy alcohol would.

For instance in oz you can buy alcohol only from special 'bottle shops' which close at 10pm.
Most alcohol problems occur once the bottle of vodka has been drunk and then you wander off at midnight or 3am to get another. Having limited opening hours might curb this problem.
antheads   
22 Apr 2011
News / Drug Policy Reform in Poland [29]

I've noticed this political campaign heat up recently. PO has felt the winds of change and introduced an ammedment to slightly ammend the 62.1 drug clause. This wil allow the prosecutor not to proceed with charges against individuals caught with small amounts of drugs. Whilst older poles like to proclaim marijuana is of the devil whilst drinking themselves to death, its good to see some signs of change and sustained political activism emerge amongst the youth to combat the conservative secton of society. The ammendement has several shortfalls ; the amount of the the drug is undefined and it is up to the the prosecutor's good will wether he abstains from prosecution. This will lead to abuses but it's a small step forward in reforming the most draconian drugs laws in the EU.

Here is some background info and a mini documentary (In Polish)

In the year 2000 Poland amended the criminal legislation on drug possession. As a result, every person possessing even the smallest amount of an illegal substance was liable to prosecution. There were two assumptions behind the amendment: first, it is more difficult to catch the dealers if they can carry small amounts of drugs on them. Second, if you cannot catch the small retail users and dealers, it is impossible to arrest the big fishes: the bosses of drug trafficking gangs.



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antheads   
19 Apr 2011
Study / Is Poland a good place to study for Black Africans? [90]

@cagefighter

take one of them out as quickly as possible stomp on them so they can't get up and run like hell!

I like your attitude, do u find that these hooligans back down when they know u can fight? Most of them seem to like kickboxing so i thought they would be up for the challenge.