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PWEI   
28 Jul 2011
Real Estate / Poland's apartment prices continue to fall [1844]

'Polish property prices based on Polish wages'

So who is buying all the apartments that have flown up all over the place? Who if not Poles? I certainly haven't seen hoards of foreigners here.
PWEI   
28 Aug 2011
Work / Graduate Certificate in TESOL - respected by potential employers in Poland? [17]

Do a CELTA. Your program sounds pretty much equivalent of a CELTA but you'll always have to explain and prove it is, plus some schools will simply not bother interviewing people who don't have a CELTA (so many non-CELTA certificates are not worth the paper they are printed on).
PWEI   
28 Aug 2011
Work / Graduate Certificate in TESOL - respected by potential employers in Poland? [17]

Has anyone managed to get a good teaching job in Poland with a non-standard University-taught ESL qualification? Anyone employed someone with one?

My certificate was non-CELTA: I managed, but only just.

It doesn't matter how good the course is: it matters how recognised the course is.
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
Work / Graduate Certificate in TESOL - respected by potential employers in Poland? [17]

I do find it quite hard to believe that it would count for nothing.

A non-CELTA course doesn't always count for nothing but it very simply puts you immediately at a disadvantage to candidates who do have the CELTA: a prospective employer has to decide whether they want to either research the course you did so as to check whether it is any good (which will take them time and offers no real guarantee anyway) or to take the risk that your course is not Mickey Mouse (given the number of rubbish courses out there, it is risk) or to simply hire the next best candidate who has got a CELTA.
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
News / Multi-culti (in Poland) -- roadmap to disaster? [344]

Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

And there is a 99.99999999999999999873129999% chance that you made up that particular 'fact'.
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
Work / Graduate Certificate in TESOL - respected by potential employers in Poland? [17]

It seems that there are no two ways about it: I'd better come to Warsaw and do a CELTA.

The problem with doing the CELTA in Warsaw is that at £1,050 it's a fair bit more expensive than doing a CELTA in Katowice (£749) or Wroclaw (£799). Details of those can be found here

cactustefl.com/tefl/search.php?destination=Poland%40&filter=type%404-week+tefl+course+or+equivalent&course_dates=&currency=GBP&Submit=Search
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
Travel / Getting from Krakow to Warsaw [99]

So I'll be in Warsaw soon for school and was wondering how the public transportation is. I know driving is brutal.

Public transport in Warsaw is pretty good. It is better to stick to trams where possible as the buses often get caught in traffic. Driving is not that bad when you get used to it but the traffic jams are getting worse and worse.

There's an excellent website for planning journeys (all in English too) warszawa.jakdojade.pl/?forcebrowser=true&locale=en
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
News / Multi-culti (in Poland) -- roadmap to disaster? [344]

I've lived in both and I dispute what you say.

There are more guns in the country than there are in the city. Everyone and their mums is packin' round here!
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
History / Has Poland ever participated in any big wars (except WW2)? [73]

Czechs invaded polish territory twice, in 1919 when Poland was fighting Ukraine, Russia and Germany

Actually Czech forces requested that Poland observed the terms of the interim agreement which Poland had signed. And Poland was fighting neither Russia nor Germany at that time.

Funny how your version of history somehow omits the two Polish invasions of Czechoslovakia in 1918.

suddenly when all of her armed forces are elsewhere Poland finds itself assaulted without cause or provocation

No cause other than Poland deciding to exercise sovereign rule in disputed territory which it had agreed it would not exercise sovereign rule in. And it was most certainly not sudden: Poland was given more than enough notice with regard to what would happen if she did not keep to her word.

it was unreasonable of Czechs to expect no retaliation

You mean that it was unreasonable of them to expect Poland to keep her word? Well, on that we would agree, given the number of treaties which Poland broke in the years 1918 to 1939.
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
History / Has Poland ever participated in any big wars (except WW2)? [73]

Actually you're lying, no big suprise there, Czechs used polish sejm elections as an excuse to invade

So we agree that Poland's elections should not have been organised in the disputed areas and that because of those elections Czech forces entered the areas.

we know you share Rabbits anti-Polish sentiments already.

And we know that you are an American who pretends to be Polish.
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
History / Has Poland ever participated in any big wars (except WW2)? [73]

Only a person with strong antipolish bias would accept that as a valid reason for Czech invasion of Zaolzie

So Poland acting contrary to her treaty obligations and refusing all requests to act in keeping with them should have resulted in what? Poland was told to stop doing something she had promised not to do or face specified consequences: Poland chose to face the consequences.

Czechoslovakia was a greedy, hostile state that couldn't be trusted

Perhaps we could compare the number of treaties broken by Poland to the number of treaties broken by Czechoslovakia?
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
History / Has Poland ever participated in any big wars (except WW2)? [73]

what would you do delphiadomine?give zaolzie(important for Czechoslovakia only for economical reasons) to Czechoslovakia?

Perhaps negotiating a settlement would have worked? Although Poland would then have had to live up to the commitments it made in the settlement agreements and experience shows that Poland was pretty terrible at doing that between 1918 and 1939.

Poland agreed to give Zaolzie(were majority was Polish)

Do you have any links to anything which in any way supports any of that? Or did you just pluck it from the air?
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
History / Has Poland ever participated in any big wars (except WW2)? [73]

Piłsudski send a note to Masaryk asking for negotiations

Why negotiate what had already been agreed. And Pilsudski's word counted for very little (see for example the sham mutiny which he ordered).

the response on Czech side was- occupation of Spis and Orawa, than attack on Śląsk Cieszyński,

No, it was to demand that Poland ceased the election planning.

which was a breach of 5 November agreement

The one which Poland had already breached on 6 November.
PWEI   
29 Aug 2011
History / Let's talk about the POLISH ARMY [54]

There is as much chance of that happening as there is of a lesbian Jew being appointed pope.
PWEI   
30 Aug 2011
News / Andrzej Lepper committed suicide [98]

There's also the possibility that it was yet another case of auto-erotic asphixiation gone wrong* (sorry for that mental image, really, I am).

Thanks, now I need to scrub the back of my eyeballs with wire-wool.
PWEI   
30 Aug 2011
News / Multi-culti (in Poland) -- roadmap to disaster? [344]

No I want a box with "English". That would suffice.

So write one on there and then tick it.

Would you want to be other if you were a Pole in Poland?

I frankly couldn't give a shiit what ethnic group somebody put me into.
PWEI   
30 Aug 2011
UK, Ireland / Polish eligibility to claim benefits in the UK [30]

I think she actually might be able for benefits, maybe housing support, employment search benefits,

No, she hasn't worked at all in the UK and is therefore entitled to exactly bugger all. Just as she should be.
PWEI   
31 Aug 2011
Life / 3 reasons why you hate Poland. [1010]

[quote=Monia
I tried to defend ignorant women [/quote]
I somehow doubt that it worked out well for them. Perhaps they should have got a proper defence lawyer.
PWEI   
31 Aug 2011
Life / 3 reasons why you hate Poland. [1010]

Defence lawyer haha .

That would be the reaction of most people when it comes to the idea of moania defending them.

Although you might want to not pretend you're a lawyer while using your real name, that may well be criminal. Oh, and please don't give us your expert opinion as to whether it is or not.
PWEI   
31 Aug 2011
Work / Job opportunities with Hungarian-Swedish-English languages in Poland? [51]

currently in Krakow, and I'm looking for an English teaching position (TESOL/INTESOL certified). Would Wroclaw be a better area to start out ... or any other city/town?

Krakow is the worst city in Poland to get a teaching job in: absolutely anywhere else will be better. Your major problem is that you don't have a CELTA (or equivalent) and thus lack the main thing which Polish schools want. Sorry but your INTESOL certificate isn't worth the paper that it is printed on; any school which will employ people who have only that type of certification will also employ 'teachers' who have no qualifications at all. On the bright side, now is by far the best time of year to be looking for a teaching job.
PWEI   
31 Aug 2011
News / Poland Parliament elections in October 2011 [944]

Pay taxes in Poland for just a single year and be able to vote? Hell no! Make it a five year minimum for either residency or tax+ZUS contributions before people can vote here. And also remove, for life, the voting right of people who had Polish citizenship and then took up other citizenship: nobody who has renounced their allegiance and/or loyalty to Poland should ever be let inside a polling booth in Poland!