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Posts by Polsyr  

Joined: 19 Sep 2011 / Male ♂
Last Post: 12 Dec 2015
Threads: 6
Posts: 769
From: Warsaw, Poland
Speaks Polish?: Yes
Interests: Mechanics

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Polsyr   
12 Oct 2015
USA, Canada / Immigrating to Canada as a Polish [7]

will it be easier to immigrate to Canada as a Polish

It doesn't change anything in terms of applying for immigration, because CIC follows a point based system, and there are no points granted or taken away based on nationality. In fact nationality doesn't go into the calculation at all. If you want to improve your application then learn both French and English and earn a higher degree in a field mentioned on CIC's website.

However being a Polish citizen you can enter Canada without a visa if you have a biometric passport, while being a Lebanese citizen you need a visa...
Polsyr   
12 Oct 2015
Law / Do I still have to pay ZUS if I am married to a Polish citizen? [3]

If they are hiring you as a salaried employee = they have to pay
If hiring you as a contractor = you have to pay

Work permit, being a foreign student, married to Polish citizen, EU or not EU, doesn't directly change the above, except you may in some cases need a work permit to be able to work legally.

If you have a residence permit on the basis of marriage to a Polish citizen all that changes is that you do not need a separate work permit to work.
Polsyr   
11 Oct 2015
News / Is it honourbale for ex-presidents to commercialise themselves? [12]

it is shocking

I can understand why you would say that, but believe me, corruption still flows and money is used to lubricate all kinds of joints, and just because it is taboo to talk about it, it doesn't mean that it isn't happening. Almost everyone is conservative and religious on the surface, but underneath some will do anything and everything for a quick buck.

I like the fact that the Polish ex-President is paying tax on his earnings and announcing them openly and isn't ashamed of doing what he is doing.

And another thing, I was not talking about the French ex-President that you named, but one that came directly before him.
Polsyr   
11 Oct 2015
News / Is it honourbale for ex-presidents to commercialise themselves? [12]

@InPolska, I agree it is not common in Europe, but it certainly isn't unheard of...

A half hour of a certain Italian ex-prime minister's time on your stage will set you back a handsome 25k Euros. He is very popular in Russia for some reason.

And a certain French ex-president has spoken in several events and lobbied on behalf of foreign entities. He accepted an apartment (on Quai Voltaire in Paris, 180 square meters) from a certain Lebanese donor for lobbying and speaking on his behalf (the son of the donor that was involved in funding the campaign for Rassemblement pour la République).
Polsyr   
11 Oct 2015
News / Is it honourbale for ex-presidents to commercialise themselves? [12]

No to defend these guys (I happen to know Komorowski and think highly of him) but MANY ex presidents do things like this in return for financial remuneration. Many do it to raise funds for institutions or charities that they establish or run. Most commonly, they speak in events against rather handsome payments. Many American ex-presidents raise funds that way.
Polsyr   
9 Oct 2015
Language / Short Polish<->English translations [1003]

each male and female PF-er

I think she was asking for translation to post elsewhere on the web. Anyhow :)
Polsyr   
9 Oct 2015
Work / Translation Company in Poland - would it be profitable here? [12]

InPolska is right, there are tons of translation agencies in Warsaw today, but if you have the right reputation and right connections you can do well, but reputation and connections are not created overnight and they certainly don't come easy. People with reputation and connections have been here for years and decades usually.

On a related topic, there is high demand for sworn translators, especially for Arabic and European languages other than English.

Also, languages like German, French & Spanish have a higher demand vs. supply ratio than English today. Even better, people that speak Polish, English and a third language are (depending on profession) in particularly high demand.
Polsyr   
9 Oct 2015
Language / Short Polish<->English translations [1003]

widziałeś/widziałaś

Why not widzieliście/widziałyście since it is addressed to the public and not a specific individual?
Polsyr   
3 Oct 2015
News / Should Poland exit the EU immediately? [375]

don't talk about what you don't know!

Problem is, everyone that talks like him is as stupid and self righteous as they come, especially those from across the pond, and some on this side too.

EU is the best thing to happen to Poland in modern history. Yes it is not perfect, but nothing is perfect in this world.
Polsyr   
30 Sep 2015
News / Nuclear Power in Poland? Yes, please! Absolutely nobody disagrees! [73]

clean coal

Does not exist. It is a myth created to justify spending billions of taxpayers' zlotys to save the coal industry for purely political reasons.
Renewable is the way to go, and until that happens, nuclear is the best stopgap for now.
Polsyr   
29 Sep 2015
Life / Expats` opinion on alien immigration to Poland - for or against? [87]

Have you ever seen a Muslim hospital?

JR, this has got to be the dumbest thing ever to come out of your mouth.
Hospitals were a Medieval Islamic development. Here is a credible source to confirm that, the US National Library of Medicine.
nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/islamic_medical/islamic_12.html
Quote from above source: "In Islam there was generally a moral imperative to treat all the ill regardless of their financial status. The hospitals were largely secular institutions, many of them open to all, male and female, civilian and military, adult and child, rich and poor, Muslims and non-Muslims. They tended to be large, urban structures."

Anyway, the whole topic is addressed to expats in Poland, what are you doing nosing into this?
Polsyr   
28 Sep 2015
Language / Is the term 'Polak' derogatory?? [231]

Is there no neutral term or are the Rooskies so permeated with Poliniphobia

Dokładnie. Exactly. The term is in theory neutral, but in sociocultural sense, well, yes it is exactly what you're thinking.

Would you believe that one of my old Russian buddies (born and raised Moskowite) refused to come to my wedding because my wife is Polish? Well, that is admittedly extreme, but reflective of some of the more extreme but not uncommon sociocultural attitudes.
Polsyr   
28 Sep 2015
Law / Lawyer fees for incorporation in Poland [6]

temporary residency for business purposes

Does not happen automatically. Your business has to be established and earning a certain level of income as far as I know.
Polsyr   
28 Sep 2015
Language / Is the term 'Polak' derogatory?? [231]

Poliaczyszka

Is it always offensive? Or just disrespectful; belittling in a sense? I think it Depends on context really.

In some sociocultural context, even basic "польский" or "поляк" (Polskiy or Polyak) can be used in an offensive sense. That is how much they socioculturally love Poles.
Polsyr   
28 Sep 2015
Life / News on driving in Poland [53]

Ford Mondeo

Since that post (Jan 2013), a sizeable fleet of Opel Insignias has been added. All the ones that I have spotted have been black hatchbacks, mostly with Mokotów plates, but I have seen some with Śródmieście, Katowice and Olsztyn plates too.
Polsyr   
26 Sep 2015
Food / Krówki -- crumbly or chewy? [5]

The key (and dearest) ingredient is the milk fat. Too little of it = too dry, too much = too runny.
Polsyr   
25 Sep 2015
News / Poland Parliamentary elections 2015 [1060]

"(PiS) saw a 2 pps decline in voter support in September to 34%, while ruling Civic Platform (PO) gained 3 pps to 30%, thus reducing PiS lead to 4 pps, the September poll by CBOS pollster showed."

Source: warsawvoice.pl/WVpage/pages/article.php/33121/news

Anyone thinking of revising their outlook?
Polsyr   
23 Sep 2015
Law / Allegro.pl shipping costs and methods - what's the best [11]

I sell heat pumps and other stuff on Allegro, and you have to remember, it is an e-marketplace (similar to ebay) where different sellers offer different ways of shipping (for example I only offer DPD at the moment). You are not actually buying from Allegro, but from a seller offering their goods via Allegro.

I once purchased a spare part (from a seller through Allegro) that cost 1 zloty, picked up myself because cost of shipping was 12 zloty. Totally normal.
Polsyr   
22 Sep 2015
Polonia / Libanese born to a Polish mother - applied for Poland's Citizenship. How To Live There? [5]

@Rani, you should be able to sort out your citizenship issue at the Polish embassy in your country of residence, and I recommend you wait for your Polish passport before you travel (just makes things easier). If your mom is still alive and present with you then her presence will smooth things up somewhat when you visit the embassy.