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PWEI   
31 Oct 2011
News / GERMANS WANT TO GERMANIZE KOPERNIK (COPERNICUS)! OUTRAGE! [1016]

You have to go to the Jagiellonian University library to ask for Krakow`s XV century registrar to see how his last name was written , and it was written Kopernik .

I asked where he called himself "MIKO£AJ". Do you mean you have no such source?
PWEI   
31 Oct 2011
Law / Child Support Poland - my story and advice request [22]

Firstly, you can only be forced to pay three years back. Why are you apparently being told to pay for four years?
Secondly, if she wants part payment waived, she doesn't need to ask the court for that: she can waive it herself.
Thirdly, have you had a paternity test done?
PWEI   
31 Oct 2011
News / The cross in Polish parliament - Does it bother you? [100]

It is still in the great majority, Catholic.

Having the majority of citizens as Catholic is not the same as being a Catholic country. If Poland were a Catholic country, contraception would be illegal. You seen any shortage of condoms in Poland?
PWEI   
31 Oct 2011
News / The cross in Polish parliament - Does it bother you? [100]

What part of 'Poland is a Catholic country' do you not understand?

The bit about where it says that Poland is like that and on whose authority.

BTW: if Poland is a Catholic country, why is divorce and remarriage legal in Poland? You do know that it is legal in Poland, don't you?
PWEI   
31 Oct 2011
UK, Ireland / What do you like about living in Britain? [134]

Real ale and ready meals in supermarkets, i.e. not even close to enough to make up for the bad things about living in the UK.
PWEI   
31 Oct 2011
News / GERMANS WANT TO GERMANIZE KOPERNIK (COPERNICUS)! OUTRAGE! [1016]

We only have a few letters by Copernicus / Kopernik, most of what he wrote that survived was in Latin (Does this mean he was Roman?), and a few letters in German which was more commonly used in official matters of trade and warfare in the towns. No letters survived in Polish as you well know but that doesn't prove anything as you also well know.

Indeed it does prove that. However, I'd argue with anybody who tried to claim Copernicus for any ethnic group!

MIKO£AJ KOPERNIK

Who? When did Copernicus ever refer to himself by that name?
PWEI   
30 Oct 2011
News / GERMANS WANT TO GERMANIZE KOPERNIK (COPERNICUS)! OUTRAGE! [1016]

In 1512 Mikołaj Kopernik gave the oath of fidelity to Polish King Sigismund I the Old .

Superb. Now can you show us that he signed his name "Mikołaj Kopernik" on that document? Or even anywhere? I've never seen a single example of him signing himself Mikołaj. But do feel free to give the man a name which he didn't use himself.

No German would fight against Germans

Tell that to the thousands of Germans who were involved in the anti-Nazi resistance and to the hundreds of thousands of East Germans who joined that country's armed forces and stood ready to fight their fellow Germans.

His works, like many other works written in medieval Poland, were written in Latin, which was at that time the internationall language .

And every other document he wrote? What's the reason that not even a single one of them is in Polish? Not even the letters to the King of Poland? Could it be that he didn't actually speak Polish?
PWEI   
30 Oct 2011
News / GERMANS WANT TO GERMANIZE KOPERNIK (COPERNICUS)! OUTRAGE! [1016]

Nicholas / Niklaus did in fact speak both Polish

Prove it: show us a document written by him in Polish.

My conclusion, for what little it's worth is this: The man by ethnicity was mixed,

You nailed that one. Sadly some people try to claim that he was Polish.

It was in this environment where Copernicus / Kopernik was able to publish his scientific observations unmolested, even while Galileo was put on trial for heresy in Italy.

Well, that and the fact that he held off publication until he was very nearly dead: apparently somebody did expect the Spanish inquisition.
PWEI   
30 Oct 2011
UK, Ireland / "If it's not Polish, it's shite" - What is great about Polish Beer in UK? [78]

I really don't know why people prefer the gassy ********* served in pubs at three quid a pint when they have the opportunity to drink real beer.

Quite right. And with that I am off down the Eggenberg brewery for yet more of the finest beer in the world!
PWEI   
28 Oct 2011
USA, Canada / Polish-American criminals [66]

He is Polish in the same way that makes James Clarence Mangan the most famous British in the XIX century.

You mean a Polish mother, a Polish father, Polish citizenship and self identifies as a Pole? That was Sawoniuk.
PWEI   
27 Oct 2011
USA, Canada / Polish-American criminals [66]

Where are you guys in this thread???

Why point out what has already been pointed out?

Personally I think that the topic of this thread should be "Polonia criminals", that way we could include both proper Poles like holocaust participant Anthony Sawoniuk and anybody who thinks that constantly repeated comment removed
PWEI   
26 Oct 2011
Real Estate / Demand for apartments low in Poland's main cities [89]

f you go back to post 49 I never offered 10-1. I was asking you if you would offer 10-1!

Note that I said one to ten with regard to the odds you are offering.

This bet is at evens for PLN 100 or I will give you 2-1 if the number of cities showing 20% falls is 5 rather than 7. In total with the other bet that puts 300 zlots of my hard earned on the table and 200 of yours.

I'll have that bet!

As for source, I might well be able to get that data from the real estate firms I do a bit of work from if the data from tabelofert.pl suggests that the result is close.

Got to say that I'm really hoping I lose this bet: a +20% fall in Warsaw in the next year would save me +150,000zl, which would make this the best 200zl I've ever lost!
PWEI   
25 Oct 2011
UK, Ireland / The Slavic Tax Thieves Stealing from the UK [29]

The total benefits bill for the Treasury is likely to be closer to £50million a year when other Eastern European countries are included.

Which is more or less than it would cost if those kids moved to the UK?
PWEI   
25 Oct 2011
UK, Ireland / Websites for Poles to benefit from Britain! [210]

Just as you will always defend people as long as they are Polish and their opponent is not, some people will always defend their fellow Brits.
PWEI   
25 Oct 2011
USA, Canada / Polish-American criminals [66]

We can add to this list SS guard at Treblinka Bronislaw Hajda (although his US citizenship was revoked when the truth came out).
PWEI   
25 Oct 2011
Real Estate / Banks in Poland selling fewer mortgages in 2011, down 49% [285]

you wouldn't like to put a little wager on it?

If you're a betting man, you can accept the bet which Mark weaseled his way out of and which cms has gone all quiet about. It's on pages one and two of this thread.
PWEI   
25 Oct 2011
Life / Vandalism on cars in Poland [64]

is there anything good about Poland.

Yes, lots of things, one of which is that you are not in Poland.