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jon357   
1 hr ago
Life / Life in Poland - ECONOMY [8]

At this very moment yes, Poland has a currency

And always has. They have good economists too.

To such a level that laws will have no effect!

They will. Even in the darkest times, society didn't completely break down in Poland.

The currency belongs to the people! Not the whims of politicians

Members of the Sejm are the directly elected representatives of the people.
jon357   
1 hr ago
Life / Life in Poland - ECONOMY [8]

For a working currency

Poland has a working currency already.

As an answer to public funding: by donations

You can't run an army, the police, a medical system, an education system, roads, public transport, streetlighting, drainage and clean water and much besides on 'donations'.

Unless you want Poland to look like Africa.

Public funding isn't gonna exist

It is. And has done despite many cruises
jon357   
3 hrs ago
Life / Life in Poland - ECONOMY [8]

Should Poland adopt it's own non-government crypto currency?

What for?

How would that be taxed to the government's best benefit?

economical approach will only doom it further

Monetarism has never worked.

Poland is s developed country with large public infrastructure. This needs improving and funding well.
jon357   
4 hrs ago
Off-Topic / Twelve Ways to Divide Poland [12]

Yes, still very high.

Driving standards need to be improved.

In Poland they are low.
jon357   
11 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades [14740]

Russians know that noone will do the same to their country, so they can act with impunity... Bastards...

It may yet happen to them.

They'll lose this war and even if they could negotiate peace, the reparations to cover the damage done and compensation for lives lost will be phenomenally huge.
jon357   
12 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades [14740]

It is not.

It is

It's yet another step toward the end of r*ssia as a functioning economy.

. There should be no dealing with thieves

So time for r*ssia to return some of the assets stolen from Ukraine.

should sell what we can to nice countries,

Nice countries don't deal with r*ssia.

Even Kazakhstan is turning against them.
jon357   
13 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades [14740]

Sometimes you people scare me.

See what I saw yesterday and you would want to see the perpetrators punished. At the very least doing hard labour until every last bit of rubble is cleared, every last building rebuilt at least as well as it was before and until the psychological scars of the survivors have healed.

They fired the rockets, let them clear up the mess they.

Btw it should read juxtaposition not justification. Autocorrect.
jon357   
14 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades [14740]

I know not everyone is convinced about the... authenticity of the FSB/Wind of change letters

I was very sceptical however yes, they have been spot on so far.

They read like something from a thriller novel, however so does pretty well everything in this horrible situation. Sadly they do have an air of credibility about them, whatever the story behind them.

Yesterday I was somewhere that had been shelled very heavily with r*ssian involvement and with aerial bombardment too. It looked like Mariupol. Whole buildings brought to ruin, concrete shells with rubble, burnt out and wrecked. Twisted steel. Impassable streets, piles of concrete, bits of destroyed furniture. Not a bit of glass except for broken bits anywhere.

A (very) few people were sitting outside what was once their homes, squatting in the ruins. They looked broken. It was surreal to see. A justification of lives and destruction with destruction dominating everything. A broken place, broken people. All I could compare it to were the way people looked in the film Threads after the bomb had dropped. Utter despondency and resignation.

Does that story sound exaggerated or made up?

It isn't. I was there yesterday and in tears afterwards. Certainly the worst thing I've
seen. Things that sound like fiction really do happen.

We should take nothing for granted, especially where r*ssia is concerned. What seems like fiction can all too easily become hellish fact.
jon357   
14 hrs ago
Life / Poland's birthrate on the decline [175]

You'd have the defence of truth in that situation.

And also, he's blaming women for the behaviour of men. He seems to be creating a straw man (or straw woman) that just doesn't fit reality,

An understanding of the reality of people's lives in Poland and that most women have to work full time as well as bring up a family and run a home would help.

And he never went "to college" unless he means the kind that has bars on the windows.
jon357   
17 hrs ago
Feedback / "Ignore" option for certain posters [23]

Who's ignored me yet?

Not me. Your posts are often interesting.

I had Jim and the nerve agent in ignore once but can't be bothered.
jon357   
17 hrs ago
Off-Topic / Random Sports News [378]

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jon357   
19 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades [14740]

European culture, life style, our families and homes and everything we value in life, including our own lives, too, are under serious threat

This is something that everybody needs to understand. The situation is deadly serious.

Cages with captured Russian soldiers?

I'd run with that.
jon357   
19 hrs ago
Life / Poland's birthrate on the decline [175]

who refuse to share home duties.

Basically insecure or just useless lumps. Or both

then change his mind and leaves.

Enough sadly do just that. One reason that child maintainance laws in Poland are so strict

abortion is not murder

Of course it isn't.

And it's irrelevant to Poland's birth rate
jon357   
20 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades [14740]

RuSSist armoured vehicles have reached Warsaw!
They are deployed next the the Royal Castle

Worth seeing. A knackered tank. It serves as a warning of what r*ssia could do
jon357   
21 hrs ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades [14740]

Then Russia is in a whole pile of $hit trying to make interest payments alone which will compound for the duration of the war

It's a disaster for them.

It will be interesting if they show up at G20 and if so, what transpires...
jon357   
21 hrs ago
Life / Poland's birthrate on the decline [175]

I am against abortion and at the same time for independent choice of each woman

That's pretty well my feeling too.

Abortion is irrelevant to Poland's birth rate though, since they're already hard to legally get. When they were easily available, BTW, Poland had a larger birth rate.
jon357   
23 hrs ago
Genealogy / Silesian, old Polish heritage? [40]

It was definitely better than the world today

In what way?

There were longer working days, unsafe conditions, people only got a couple of weeks paid holiday (and had to fight to get that), healthcare wasn't free and housing conditions were much worse.

People had a pretty poor diet then too, high in carbohydrates and refined sugar with a resulting much lower life expectancy.

There were also far weaker social services, a huge amount of child abuse and education was far poorer.

If you'd been in pre-war upper Silesia, a place of political riots, strikes, oppression, poverty, hyperinflation, food shortages, and factory/mine accidents, you would probably have found much to dislike.
jon357   
1 day ago
Genealogy / Silesian, old Polish heritage? [40]

modern life at all. I think most Polish people are the same.

You'd be surprised how modern Poland is, especially in the bigger cities.

way they were before WW2

It's possible to find that life even in the modern world. We don't use a TV, listen to pop music on the radio (though both existed before WW2 including in Poland). or buy much processed food (ditto).

Western industrial society

I hugely prefer it to Eastern or Southern industrial society however the corporate life is only one option out of many. What is your trade or profession?
jon357   
1 day ago
History / POLISH AND RUSSIAN FRIENDSHIP WILL LAST FOREVER [463]

ripping Russia apart.

I suspect that must be the outcome.

But Russia as itself isn't inherently "dangerous and malign"

We have to act on the actual evidence. Something so consistent that it can be called a clear course of action cannot be ignored.
jon357   
1 day ago
Genealogy / Silesian, old Polish heritage? [40]

especially the Irish and Welsh

They aren't forced to, however they do so out of choice. Admittedly not much choice however that comes with being a nation of 3 million on an island of 65 million.

Nevertheless there is Welsh TV and radio, Welsh schools and an official bilingual policy in the public sector.

Globalization

What do you mean by globalisation?

the modern world

Silesia has been back and forth between polities since before Cajuns existed.
jon357   
1 day ago
History / POLISH AND RUSSIAN FRIENDSHIP WILL LAST FOREVER [463]

Better leave Russia as being Russia.

The problem is, that it is dangerous and a malign element in the world.

One with the attitudes of centuries ago, and a bloodthirsty lust for waging war.

If you have a dog that not only bites someone once but keeps on biting people, sometimes fatally, and continues to do this despite every step taken to prevent it, you take it to the vet to be put to sleep.
jon357   
1 day ago
History / POLISH AND RUSSIAN FRIENDSHIP WILL LAST FOREVER [463]

I can't imagine no Russia

Maybe tha maybe there would be a much smaller r*ssia with some bits shaved off and the other republics in the federation independent.
jon357   
1 day ago
History / POLISH AND RUSSIAN FRIENDSHIP WILL LAST FOREVER [463]

My conclusion is that some kind of honest people should be able to get to the top

That would be good, but could it truly happen?

smaller independent states.

It's a federation so it should be possible. One problem is that due to (forced) resettlement, Udnurtd, Bashkorts etc are minorities in their own countries.
jon357   
1 day ago
Genealogy / Silesian, old Polish heritage? [40]

I've not been nearer than Rheims, but would like to go, I have a friend who is from there (French first name, German surname) and has recently returned.

Pictures suggest the architecture is German in style and there are a lot of German speakers there. France doesn't do minorities well. It is assimilationist so Corsica, Brittany, Alsace/Lorraine, Picardy, the Basque Country haven't had the same relationship to it as, say, Wales to England

About Poland, the nationalism created by the partitions and regained independence mean that identity for minority regions loses out. Plus of course Lower Silesia had a lot of inward post-war migration from further east as well as expulsion of German speakers,

Swansea and Flint (almost an adjunct to Merseyside) are the least Welsh parts of Wales and the same effect is all over Silesia.

I think there's a strong language movement in Alsace, stronger than in Silesia.
jon357   
1 day ago
History / POLISH AND RUSSIAN FRIENDSHIP WILL LAST FOREVER [463]

Most likely, whoever started it would be killed or become a brutal leader or be chased out of Russia.

So your conclusion is that r*ssia must be defeated and divided.

Mengele was charming. That is why his victims called him Angel.

It's the charming ones you have to watch.
jon357   
1 day ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades [14740]

No, I still not seen ANYTHING comprometing

it don't doesn't matter what footage you have or haven't seen.

Stop trying to lie.

Conclusions from MSM is not accepted

Like r*ssia Today or Perviy Kanal.
jon357   
1 day ago
Genealogy / Silesian, old Polish heritage? [40]

Poland's Alsace?

Poland's Humberside, or maybe Tyne and Wear or Merseyside.

In Poland but not completely of it.
jon357   
1 day ago
News / Poland`s aid to Ukraine if Russia invades [14740]

Maybe you can provide link to something

Why? It's been reliably reported.

Usual British false flag op

Rubbish. The names of the r*ssian scum who did it, the dates they entered and left the country, their two journeys to Salisbury, their contact at the r*ssian Embassy who have them the novichok and where they were in Salisbury are confirmed beyond any doubt.

Two r*ssian goons, one of them a doctor, weren't on holiday together making two journeys from London to Wiltshire to see a 120 metre spire.