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ReservoirDog   
14 Mar 2012
UK, Ireland / Are Polish people importing a new wave of ancient racism into the UK? [402]

Hmmm, intresting. I didn't notice it before but now i checked it again and in polish translation of "racial discrimination" shall mean=does mean :). In this term racial discrimination = ethnic discrimination. I knew I was describing xenophobia, but I don't know what to think about this term of "racial discrimination".
ReservoirDog   
14 Mar 2012
UK, Ireland / Are Polish people importing a new wave of ancient racism into the UK? [402]

90% of Polish people I have chatted to have racist view towards Asian and black people in the UK

Few years before Poland joined European Union I took a trip to London. On the first day in this beautiful city, on Oxford Street next to fountain, I asked one gentelman to take a photo. He did. Then he asked where am I from. I said: from Poland with big smile on my face. Then I heard : "you fooking polish, you fooking..." This was my first day in England.

If there is no racism against Poles, then what does it mean??

According to the United Nations Convention :

the term "racial discrimination" shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin that has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.
ReservoirDog   
13 Mar 2012
UK, Ireland / There's not a lot wrong with Poles in the UK. There's just too many of them. [72]

The original meaning has changed in modern English what you are referring to is white supremacist. All we have here is someone scapegoating the Polish. But don't let him put you off England/Britain. The world is Y(ours).

:) erghhh, I wasn't referring to it, rather ironically to modern trends :). I don't belive that whites are "Übermenschen".
ReservoirDog   
12 Mar 2012
History / Terrible past for the Jews in Poland? [626]

how about the portrayal of Jews in Polish literature

Very good proposal :) Jankiel - jew from Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz. He was described as a patriot, probably played the character of Rabbi Jakub Natan.
ReservoirDog   
12 Mar 2012
Genealogy / SKI...SKY...ZKI...Polish surname endings [25]

If you speak polish then try to find : "Polskie nazwiska" on wikipedia. You can read there about polish surnames a lot more (pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polskie_nazwiska).
ReservoirDog   
27 Feb 2012
Language / "Pamiętaj o śmierci" Is this correct? [24]

Alligator
pamiętaj umrzeć sound strange but I think it's correct. Pamietaj żeby umrzeć is better, right?? :)
ReservoirDog   
1 Feb 2012
News / Wisława Szymborska died. [30]

"Nothing twice"

Nothing can ever happen twice.
In consequence, the sorry fact is
that we arrive here improvised
and leave without the chance to practice.
...

Wislawa Szymborska
Translated by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak
ReservoirDog   
30 Jan 2012
History / Polish inventors - what have they ever given to the world? [93]

o.k this is a nice page in english for those more or less interested in polish inventors: forumbiodiversity.com/showthread.php?t=6545

Actually, Ms Anderson beat him to it, as did several others

It doesn't matter J. Invention is invention. It's not subject about who beat who.
ReservoirDog   
30 Jan 2012
History / Polish inventors - what have they ever given to the world? [93]

Józef Hofmann - patented over 70 inventions. For example :paper clips, windshield wipers, automobile springs.
Jan Szczepanik - 1897; telektroskop (tv prototype)
Kazimierz Prószyński - 1985 ; paleographer, which is a kind of camera and projector in one. Kinofon, solved the problem of synchronization of audio and video. Obturator - aperture, which eliminated the problem of flicker and vibration picture in projection, speaking machine, and also developed a manual film camera for news photography.

Józef Kosacki - (IIWW) manual mine detector
Jacek Karpiński - 1970-1973 first minicomputer - K-202. K-202 was working at a rate of one million operations per second (faster than personal computers 10 years later).

Mieczysław Bekker - technical solutions of LRV (lunar vehicle)
Stefan Bryła - the world's first welded road bridge - in Poland. Made world's first rules of welding steel structures for buildings (and then cooperated in the construction of skyscrapers in the U.S., including Woolworth Building in New York).

Jan Czochralski - method of obtaining single crystals of silicon, called the Czochralski method, recently used on a mass scale for the production of microprocessors.

Jerzy Drzewiecki - aeroplane constructor
Stefan Drzewiecki - instrument for measuring kilometers for horse vehicles(1867), compass to the conical sections, regulator steam engines and hydraulic engines, automatic coupler for railway cars, speed recorder for trains, dromograf - device setting the path of the ship, the first submarine( human powered),The first use of the periscope of a submarine,The first electric submarine , armored submarine of water,general theory of propeller drives,propeller with adjustable blades, plane with automatic stabilizing device.

Adolf Froelich- invented in 1932 double propeller
Julius Fromm- inventor of the technology of production of condoms with latex
Władysław Gargul - tool to automatically perform bulk copies of prints (Estman Kodak bought his patent)

dobra, już mi się nie chce pisać więcej ;) for more surnames use this link :

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategoria:Polscy_wynalazcy
ReservoirDog   
27 Jan 2012
Travel / Big Feet in Poland? [11]

Wielkistop

Wielkistop??? hehehehe :D

In Poland we call it:
Wielka stopa

stopa = foot
ReservoirDog   
27 Jan 2012
News / Poland now soft-pedalling ACTA signing [107]

youtube

comments are great ;) "It's better to be enemies with Russia, than friends of USA" hehehe..

there is sth about ACTA on wikileaks also.

News: french MEP Kader Arif worked on a ACTA report, now he resignes. He said "This is a masquerade"
ReservoirDog   
27 Jan 2012
Genealogy / Why Polish aren't white?? [272]

This guy, in the Polish Parliament isn't white.

he is not in polish parliment. John Godson is.
ReservoirDog   
25 Jan 2012
UK, Ireland / Are Polish people importing a new wave of ancient racism into the UK? [402]

After all, the frontiers are now open if Catholicism is your thing, but if you are a protestant, don't expect an easy ride.

You have no knowledge about Poland and Poles and your comment is racist :P. Adam Małysz is protestant and we love him.