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PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
Real Estate / Demand for apartments low in Poland's main cities [89]

I'm perfectly happy to put 100zl of my money where my mouth is: I just want to know precisely what the bet is now rather than in October 2012 when cms is looking for excuses for not paying out.

Now how about you Mark? You made a very clear statement that prices will go down by more than 20%: how fast are you going to back down when asked to put up or shut up?
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
History / Do Poles really blame Britain for Poland becoming Communist after the war? [104]

A link to the website of the British government agency which runs the 'camp' where some Polish ex-servicemen are still living at the expense of the British taxpayer, where they have lived since they left the Polish armed forces and a link to a BBC article about that camp. I was challenged to provide sources to support my statement of fact and I did so. Perhaps you can provide some sources to support your claims? Oh, sorry, I forgot that your claims are actually lies.
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
Travel / Swedish 19y male, Spontaneous visit to Warsaw, what to do? [10]

I had a really bad curry there not long ago. I like chillies, spicy food etc, but that was just taking the p1ss. Not as bad as the Tandoori Palace, but still awful. Expensive too.

Meaning it was too hot? I've lost count of the number of times I've been to Clay Oven but have never had a bad meal there.

Przekaski Zakaski is fun, especially in the middle of the night.

Cracking little spot that!
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
History / Do Poles really blame Britain for Poland becoming Communist after the war? [104]

Back up this comment. Where is the truth/proof ?

Very happy to do that, give me ten minutes to check my sources.

Here we go: Ilford Park Polish Home

This purpose-built home was formally opened after a major re-build on the 16th December, 1992.
It provides residential and nursing care to people who qualify for admission under the 1947 Polish Resettlement Act.

Ilford Park is situated at Stover, near Newton Abbot in Devon, on the borders of the Dartmoor National Park.

Ilford Park is administered by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence.

The professionally trained staff at Ilford Park offer a caring environment with an emphasis on Polish
Culture to fulfil both group and individual needs.

veterans-uk.info/welfare/ipph.html

The recent influx of Poles to Britain is not the first - after the World War II thousands fled communist rule to seek sanctuary in the UK. Some ended up at a remote resettlement camp in Devon and never left.
...
Today, the original inhabitants have moved to a purpose-built care home on the 41-acre site (opened in 1992 and run by the Ministry of Defence), while around them the prefab buildings of the original camp lie decaying, signs warning possible trespassers of asbestos.
...
Most at the home are aware its days are numbered. Only Polish WWII veterans and their spouses are entitled to stay, and they are gradually dying out.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7622866.stm

Complete rubbish.

You can apologise for that comment any time you want.
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
Travel / Swedish 19y male, Spontaneous visit to Warsaw, what to do? [10]

Get a curry at Namaste Clay Oven on ul Piwna.
Have some good Polish beer at the bar next to Namaste Clay Oven.
Walk down Krakowskie Przedmiescie to check out the architecture, then carry on down Nowy Swiat and have a couple of cocktails at Sense before trying some of their 120 different types of vodka.
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
History / Do Poles really blame Britain for Poland becoming Communist after the war? [104]

Poles formed the fourth-largest armed force after the Soviets, the Americans and the combined troops of British Empire.

I would imagine that there are a few million Chinese who might have something to say about that. And a million plus Yugoslavs. And more than a million Canadians. And three quarters of a million Aussies. And half a million French (there were more than a million Canadians in their armed forces, 724,000 Aussie troops and 550,000 French troops at the end of the war and only 428,000 Polish). And But for some reason members of those nations don't see the need to lie about what they did during the war.

303 Polish Squadron was the highest-scoring RAF unit in Battle of Britain.

No: it was the highest claiming. Its pilots had the habit of claiming to have shot down more planes than they actually did, as demonstrated by the day they claimed to have shot down more German planes than the entire allied airforces managed in reality.
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
Real Estate / Demand for apartments low in Poland's main cities [89]

Thats the bet I'm offering.

So you are offering one to ten (i.e. my hundred wins me ten) that average residential sale prices will go down by more than 20% in at least six of Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Lodz, Katowice, Poznan and Wroclaw? Assuming that:

a) you mean inside city limits only;
b) we are talking only about multi-appartment properties;
c) we are talking sale prices, not asking prices;
d) we are talking PLN prices only;
e) your data is from a reliable source,
I'll put a hundred zloty down on that bet (and would love to lose it too).

Two questions: what source are you proposing to use and is it Gdansk or Tri-City?
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
Law / Medical Malpractice in Poland - seeking accountability? [146]

What cocktails do you propose?

Long Island Iced Tea can be good when done well.
A coffee martini can be taught to any barman anywhere.
A proper Bloody Mary works wonders with hangovers!

I put this photo on purpose for you to see how highly I get amused by your unattainable level of ridiculousness.

Sure thing Sanrise, of course you did. And that's why you used a different username there than either of your ones here.
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
Real Estate / Demand for apartments low in Poland's main cities [89]

He has already said that he does not gamble

He said "Prices will go down +20% this year, is my bet." But when given the opportunity to place his bet and do so at very favourable odds, suddenly he gets all shy.

Which cities are those? And how are you planning to adjust for the fact that the focus has switched to lower cost developments (which will obviously drive the average selling price down).
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
Genealogy / ORP Błyskawica Crew Records? [43]

Thanks for dropping by Stefan, that information should be hugely useful to quite a few people.

The book Stefan mentions is currently available new on Amazon for £10: Poles-Apart-Polish-Naval-Memories.

If that one has sold by the time you click the link:
Title: Poles Apart: Polish Naval Memories of World War Two
Author: Martin Hazell
Publisher: South West Maritime History Society (2007)
ASIN: B001DTQBWI
May be available at £11 + £2 p&p from David Clement, The Holt, Exton, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0PN.

Also worth trying the AbeBooks search engine, they list five sellers with copies right now.
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
Law / Medical Malpractice in Poland - seeking accountability? [146]

He's a specialist and from his main job in a state hospital makes less than 3000zl.

Yes, but he lives in a place called the 'real world'.

If only you could read Polish language !

Who says we can't? Jonny certainly can. I can often muddle through texts.

Why the lies, polonmed/Moania? Are you incapable of being truthful?

According to the PMs she sends me, she is incapable of being faithful to her husband (hence those highly amusing photos on that website).
PWEI   
21 Oct 2011
Real Estate / Demand for apartments low in Poland's main cities [89]

Please stick to topic....

You are the one claiming that prices will go down "+20% this year". You claim that that is your bet: so make the bet.

Seeing as you won't take odds of ten to one, I'll now give you twenty to one (i.e. if you win you get 1,000zl but if I win I get only 50zl) that not even one city in Poland will see falls of more than 20% in all price per sq. m bands and all flat size bands this year. Come on, money where your mouth is.

Demand for apartments low in Poland's main cities.

Demand is still high. The problem is that people can't borrow the money that they need to buy the properties they want.

Asking price in Wroclaw in September was 6746, actual selling price was 6367.

You mean that it is usually possible to negotiate prices when buying property? Well who 'da thunk it?!

So its already 10% lower than what you believed.

You're assuming that he lives where the average prices are and not in one of the nicer bits or in the city centre. I wish that prices in the neighbourhood I want to buy in were the Warsaw average!
PWEI   
20 Oct 2011
Real Estate / Demand for apartments low in Poland's main cities [89]

Look Mark, you've made you prediction and I've offered you odds of ten to one against your prediction coming true. Now put your money where your mouth is. Put up or shut up.
PWEI   
20 Oct 2011
Real Estate / Demand for apartments low in Poland's main cities [89]

maybe there will be some good deals in Białołęka if anyone would like to move out there

From what I'm seeing and hearing, prices out there are very stable or actually going up (in large part because city centre and outer centre stuff has become unaffordable for many people).
PWEI   
20 Oct 2011
Law / What are chances for Poland to join in Eurasian Economic Community? [100]

You are very influenced by sick EU/NATO propaganda.

Is that what you call the verdicts of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia? Statements from Human Rights Watch? Statements from Amnesty International?

The only sick propaganda being spread here is from Serbs who claim that not only did they not commit genocide but that they were actually the victims of it. But that is actually helpful: as long as they claim it Serbia will remain the pariah state it deserves to be.

on this, i can only say..

Given up denying your Nazi collaborationist ways I note.
PWEI   
20 Oct 2011
Law / What are chances for Poland to join in Eurasian Economic Community? [100]

With time, it could sound good to Poles, too.

A deranged statements even by the standards of a genocide denier.

We Serbians likes Poles

Yes but you also like Russians and Nazis, which makes two rather big minus points for you in the minds of Poles.
PWEI   
20 Oct 2011
Real Estate / Demand for apartments low in Poland's main cities [89]

there is no bubble. why does everybody keep saying there is.

Because:
a) they do not know what a bubble is; and/or
b) they believe that by talking down the market prices will go down and they will thus be able to afford the properties which are currently out of their reach.
PWEI   
20 Oct 2011
Law / Medical Malpractice in Poland - seeking accountability? [146]

Last night we were in the very plush offices of another oncologist for a 2nd opinion and today my mrs became adamant that he wanted a bribe too.

Reminds me of an English guy whose wife was giving birth in Warsaw (a few years back now). The wife was getting virtually no attention at all from nurses and when she asked what drugs would be available for the pain or whether there could be a private room she was told that there were none. The English guy spoke in his best Polish to head nurse and was told that nothing would improve unless he paid her off. He called his Polish business partner who pointed out to the nurse that for less than half what she was asking two large gentlemen who provided security services to him and English bloke could be waiting outside when she finished a shift sometime in the next month and that would result in her walking with a limp for the rest of her life. Suddenly nothing was too much trouble and mother to be got anything she asked for.

Make the moral of this what you will.
PWEI   
20 Oct 2011
News / Radical right organizations in Poland [23]

to the extent that the Majdanek death camp was responsible for only around 56,000 murders

a) Majdanek was not a death camp.
b) If you say "around 56,000 murders of Jews", you're not far off the mark (current estimate from the director of the Research Department of the State Museum at Majdanek is approximately 59,000 Jews, plus 19,000 gentiles). With the exception of 18,000 shot dead in November 1943 as part of Aktion Erntefest and small-scale gassing (compared to the death camps) at the main camp and the airfield subcamp, Majdanek was pretty much a concentration camp.