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Joined: 27 Jun 2006 / Male ♂
Last Post: 25 Apr 2008
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lef   
25 Apr 2008
Life / Hepatitis C in Poland...please help. [59]

Is it Western or American to care about people other than oneself?

You may want to tell me why the United States rates No 37 when it comes to Quality and Fairness in Health Care and why 47 million people are not covered by health insurance?

Lets not get too excited about how good the Americans are, at least in Poland all people have access to free medical care.
lef   
7 Apr 2008
Australia / I would love to meet Poles living in Sydney [56]

Aussie slang, that'll impress them

That is not true, just be yourself and be honest thats all you need to do and don't forget to shout a beer.
lef   
7 Apr 2008
Australia / HELP! Australian wanted to apply for Polish Passport via ancestory [51]

the bottom line is how simple is your application and how much documentation you have.. everyman and his dog now wants a EU passport it allows you to work in every EU country.

Lets be honest unless your the village idiot its no big deal applying for a passport!!!
lef   
5 Apr 2008
Australia / HELP! Australian wanted to apply for Polish Passport via ancestory [51]

You may want to refer to the SBS polish service homepage, it has a smogasload of infomation and recordings from people in the know.
The process is much harder (on the adminstrative type) as passports have to comply with EU stardards.
Check out the Polish Embassy site in Canberra.

radio.sbs.com.au/language.php?language=Polish
lef   
9 Dec 2007
News / Poland - Third World Country?? [300]

well, does it have a safe to drink tap water supply yet? I was very surprised at that,seeing the majority of people carrying those big multi litre re fill water bottles home. Other than that,doesnt seem that different to Britains so,third world, aving a larf arnt ya?

lol, yeah Britain has its ghetto's, better not say its a third world country though. lol.
The only people laughing are those who selling water to people thinking that local drinking is unsafe, the people selling this water at a nice profit usually fill up there containers at a nearby tap!
lef   
9 Dec 2007
News / Poland - Third World Country?? [300]

I would say that people who refer to Poland as a "third world country" have no knowledge of Poland (or wish to), probably don't really like Poland or Polish people and if they have been there.

With due respect people who use the word "third world" use it in the context of a poor country, a country with a poor infrastructure, corruption etc, clearly when you visit Warsaw it is nowhere to be identified as a third world country in the strict definition. People however see the red tape, corruption as that which goes on in a third world country. When you go to the Polish countryside it is certainly very poor and backward, however most homes have INTERNET and satellite TV. When you cross the boarder to the Ukraine it is certainly very very poor and backward, a third world country? doesn't matter the fact is it is very poor.
lef   
24 Aug 2007
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

Yeah, a good honest assessment, I thought about making a move, if there were more aussies it would be so much easier, I think the Polish people have a different mentality to that of the Australians.

I think sort after city locations will be always sort after and worth investing in, the countryside seems pretty sus.
lef   
24 Aug 2007
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

Sometimes i think back, and wonder what we have done

That must be the standard question when people make what they call now a seachange, sometimes you can burn your own bridges, however with a good Polish wife you have nothing to fear.

I dare say you would be in the best position to comment about buying and building in Poland. Good Luck.

do you come from a long line of idiots lef or is it just a birth defect - you really are a prize plum

more ranting and raving, with your nasty outbursts its a shame your British countrymen don't take you aside and teach you some manners.
lef   
23 Aug 2007
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

yes i know that, and i much rather Melbourne to Queensland, more of a multi-cultural society

Its a question of horses for courses, you are correct the Japanese own a lot of real estate in Queensland (along the Gold Coast) I might add a lot of Americans own land in sort after locations.

I was born in Melbourne so I've got used to it, things I dare say things have changed since you left, homes have gone through the roof and it is almost impossible for a young person to buy a house.

I must say that I take off my hat to you for making it a go in Poland, Having a Polish wife must help, You must miss the near perfect weather in Australia and the missed opportunities down under. You must find the red tape hard to get used to and frustrating. They say that most people who try to re-establish in another country end up coming home.
lef   
22 Aug 2007
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

would know that they own quite a bit of queensland realestate, hotels etc..

Polish parents, born in Australia, sure Japanese are buying big in Queensland because it is heaven on earth (sorry for the pun), secure as the Bank of England. You have to go there to appreciate it. Remember Queensland is only a small part of Australia.

that maybe correct Lef, but you don't live the life of Polish people.

I know the mentality of Polish people, been there and done that. I'm not having a go just making a point.

I've got to go, get back later.. have a great night.
lef   
22 Aug 2007
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

[quote=Lady in red] I only know Bubba from his posts here and the same is true for other regular posters. i form my own opinions from what they say in their posts.

I'm not going to be involved in a witch hunt, I try to echo the concerns of the polish people, you are not Polish and you do not understand.

Sure I live in Oz, but have been to Poland more times than you have had hot dinners.
lef   
22 Aug 2007
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

Hope the day improves for you Lef, so you don't need to post on here for a bit.

lol... speak for yourself, you should be ashamed of yourself, what have I done wrong to you.. what do you want from me, the vast majority of Polish people would shout me a vodka or two for being so patriotic.

The Japanese own half of Australia

provide the facts, not in real estate at any rate.
lef   
22 Aug 2007
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

yeah. keep the abuse going, you may have met a few forum members, but they are people like yourself, they do not represent the average Polish person.

What is your interest in Poland BubbaWoo, let me quess, oh yes make some money, you have no interest in the Polish culture or the plight of the Polish people, just your own selfish interest! Poland does not need people like you.
lef   
22 Aug 2007
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

People on this forum need to understand that some forum members have a vested interest and try to promote there own agenda, of course if I'm a real estate agent in Poland of course I will tell you every things hunky dory and you will make a fortune.

The fact remains that the smooth talking business entrepreneur will do ok but the average investor will not.
Its interesting that the Japanese are not involved in property investments because they are still licking there wounds from the property collapse in the 90's.

People on this forum have woken up to these likes and will not do any business with these people let alone being sucked into spending exorbitant money in cheap style bed and breakfast accommodation.
lef   
20 Aug 2007
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

Deise 07 your comments make a lot of sense and a lot of points you have made have been made by my Irish business friends, I suspect the same awaits Poland, where it will be impossible for locals to own there own house and most companies will be foreign owned, (The Soviets bleed the Polish people and what is going on now is no different except it is done by respected people)

The bubble will burst as it did in Japan in the 90's, the same sort of stuff is going on in Poland today ie Foreign investors sell there properties to other foreign investors making a profit and they in turn do likewise, at the end of the day the last person carrying the bundle will become loose out.

We will see our foreign speculators pack there bags and return to there own country empty handed. too bad too sad!
lef   
10 Aug 2007
UK, Ireland / Warning to British people visiting Poland!! Don't get drunk and smash the place up! [423]

not dissapointing,, but glad you got a chuckle out of it..

Yeah its good to have a laugh, I suppose we are all different and all have our own opinions, like I've mentioned in other treads, I may speak out of turn but I never intend to offend anyone, I have a lot of time and respect for the Polish people, I've done pretty well but unfortunately most Poles are doing it hard. I believe Poland is being used up at the moment and is losing its identity.
lef   
10 Aug 2007
UK, Ireland / Warning to British people visiting Poland!! Don't get drunk and smash the place up! [423]

it is not the majority of British abroad that are causing trouble

Daffy as a moderator you should hold your head in same, you have been talking so much nonsense of recent times, just open your eyes when you go to Gdansk and Sopot, the British are just thugs and low life's. Because you are British doesn't mean you have to defend your own kind.
lef   
27 Jul 2007
UK, Ireland / Warning to British people visiting Poland!! Don't get drunk and smash the place up! [423]

I'm still open to be persuaded by debate BUT with all the supporting facts and stats !!

Thanks to all of you Brits for your responses and of course Ranj, (you know this is a discussion forum and no offense is intended in my posts) can I firstly ask our overnight property guru who has only been to Sopot and the Blighty, mind you he knows everything about Poland, lol. He might just start with washing his mouth with a bucket of soapy water and learn to show respect for the Polish people.

I feel I am wasting my time in giving forum readers the good oil about the future of real estate in Poland, to me its like talking to a group of kindergarten children, I Would however ask people interested in the future of Poland to,

a) Read the History and struggles of the Polish people.
b) Speak to the average Polish person who lives in the city and country areas.
c) Read what the previous Pope wished for the Polish people.
d) Research into factors which effect real estate prices, it will come to no surprise to people who know these economic factors to appreciate that prices in polish real estate will never have a solid base when personal income is so low and secondly Poland is not a rich research country ie it has no oil, steel, or minerals, it will always be a relatively poor country which will not be able to support the old, sick, and unemployed, (like in the US/GB and Aus)

The Brits like to go to Poland for two reasons, Its very very cheap, and the Poles are nice and very non threatening.
lef   
24 Jul 2007
UK, Ireland / Warning to British people visiting Poland!! Don't get drunk and smash the place up! [423]

"Overseas parasites' sounds like you are just being very emotional rather than looking at the facts of the situation. Where precisely do you live ? What are your connections with Poland ?

It interesting to note that the people who attack my comments are all British, I've probably been to Poland more times than you have had hot dinners, I know that the vast majority of Polish people are just helpless in what is going on in Poland today. I get pretty upset because poles are being exploited especially when it comes to Real Estate.

I point out that I don't live in Poland and I have no intention of cashing in on the spoils, I don't need to as I've doing pretty well here.

What I dont understand, maybe Lef can clarify this for me, but how can someone who lives in Aus and will be "investing foreign money" if he decides to go back to live in the land where he was possibly born, could be any different to anyone else investing and buying property over there...hmmmm Im really confused? Maybe someone can help me out, Im having a dumn brunette day :)

I've got to go, will reply tomorrow.
lef   
24 Jul 2007
UK, Ireland / Warning to British people visiting Poland!! Don't get drunk and smash the place up! [423]

kinda like there aint a lot of respect going round for you lef... twat... if you want to wear the trousers make sure your a man first, biatch... erniewoopwoop bumpkin

lol mmmmm, here I was thinking I would have free (cheap) accommodation in Sopot and enjoying a nice cold beer with BubbaWoo, not to be. too bad too sad. I will have to spend the night at the local park with all the other drunks..

We can all laugh and abuse each other.. (all part of the fun) but make no mistake what I have stated in my previous post stands, the quicker Polish people understand that they are being short changed by overseas parasites who have no interest in the future of Poland but wish to feather there own nests the quicker Poland will grow to be a prosperous country.

I don't give a damn for your comments lef. Patriotism burned your brains out

Have you sobered up yet, when you grow up you may well have a different opinion.

reading the following article from the Warsaw Voice, I see a majority of Poles are beginning to welcome the changes brought on by being members of the EU (which, as stated somewhere else in this thread, is a give and take relationship with other members). Just my 2 cents....

thanks Raj for your comments and reference, I don't believe the Polish Voice reflects accurately of what the majority of polish people think. good try.