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Joined: 16 Jul 2012 / Male ♂
Last Post: 31 Jul 2012
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Posts: 63
From: Poland, Warszawa and Wroclaw
Speaks Polish?: I do
Interests: I'm a freedom of speech fanatic - freedom of speech for the whole world

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Puzzie   
31 Jul 2012
News / Romney visits Poland: Gets support from Lech Walesa? [29]

. I would be very offended if I were him.

I remember great enthusiasm of numerous Poles IN POLAND about Obbama when he was fighting for the presidency. It seems many Polish Americans voted for him. I remember some of their comments about him were simply worshipful. It seems the attitude towards him has changed as a result of his policy of "reset" in America's relations with Moscow, as well as his keeping the Afghan war going. I personally was disgusted by his and other big wigs watching live the assasination of bin Laden. You seem to assert that the Republicans are worse for Poland than Obama, but do they say there was a "Polish death camp"? I actually read their sharp criticism of Obama for using the expression. He hasn't properly apologized for using it yet. And are the Republicans for a "reset" in America's relations with Moscow meaning having good relations with the Muscovites at Poland's expense? Are they for not having an American anti-missile system in Poland? We'll also see if Romney's wife will accompany him during his visit to Poland. Obama's wife didn't accompany him during his (very brief) one. By the way, Obama doesn't seem to be friendly towards Lech Wałęsa. Reportedly, it was him who didn't want Lech Wałęsa to receive from his, Obama's hands, a Medal of Freedom on the late Jan Karski's behalf.

Are Obama and his wife prejudiced against the Polish people?
Puzzie   
27 Jul 2012
News / Polish newspaper websites to start charging for access in September [9]

We'll see what comes out of it. They tried already to charge for access in the past, and then went back to free access. Few readers used the service?

Personally, I don't mind if the Gazeta Wyborcza charges for access. I never read it as I find it useless as a serious source of information on Poland.
Puzzie   
26 Jul 2012
News / Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS [438]

He has lost 13 straight elections. That's a failure in politics by any stretch of the imagination.

No, I didn't ask for proving that losing 13 elections is a failure, only for proving that Premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski is a failure.

Can you prove he is a failure?

Some valid points you've made, Delphi. If you're saying, though, that Kaczynski has united only "Catholic-Socialist" voters, it wouldn't seem true, as among his voters appear to be also numerous conservative, pro-free-market and patriotic non-Catholics. There seem to be also some voters who regard PiS as the lesser evil than PO et consortes.
Puzzie   
26 Jul 2012
Love / Best way to find a Polish husband...ideas? [120]

Nothing wrong with being fussy,

Hahah, she is a bit arrogant too, but it's all right. What I like about her is that she is herself; she is honest and not falsely humble about her seemingly impossibly high standards. And she's got genuine grounds for being a princess because she's good-looking and smart, oops, intelligent.

Way to go, Polka, I'd say.
:)
Puzzie   
26 Jul 2012
News / Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS [438]

you made a blanket statement about PO not allowing PIS professors to be appointed to university faculties,

Prove I made such a statement - point out my post which allegedly contains it.

quote=hague1cmaeron]On the the grounds that he is a complete failure as opposition leader and regarded as pure poison among the broader electorate, so on the presumption that they aren't completely brain dead, they would have a very good idea of his standing among voters and yet they do or are incapable of doing nothing. [/quote]

Prove that Kaczynski is a failure as an oposition leader.

So you say the proof that PiS members allegedly want to get rid off Kaczynski but are too gutless or incompetent to do it is that Kaczynski is regarded as "pure poison" among some "broader electorate" (who is it?)? What would you mean by that?

Prove you're telling the truth.

Yes, you should prove this

Do you mean I should prove the validity of the statement that PO is not allowing PIS professors to be appointed to university faculties?

Why should I do that? I never made such a statement. Do you say I made it? Prove I did.

So can you prove you were telling the truth in your statements about me, or you can't?
Puzzie   
26 Jul 2012
News / Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS [438]

Puzzie, my dear friend, this is exactly what you should prove first.

What should i prove first? Do you mean I should prove first something before you prove the validity of your statements about myself? If yes, why should I do that?

So can you prove the validity of your statements about myself, or you can't?
Puzzie   
26 Jul 2012
News / Work begins on 'Polish Disneyland' [37]

You'd have to be stupid not to know about the money that Poland gets from the EU which is deposited into the EU by the UK tax payers.

Do you say Poland takes UK tax-payers' money deposited in the EU? Do you mean Poland actually nicks British money deposited in the EU?

Show your wisdom - prove Poland does it.
Puzzie   
26 Jul 2012
History / Did British public protest against the sell out of Poland to the Soviets? [286]

Poles re-writing history to suit themselves...again!

You say we allegedly re-wrote history before? When? Give specific facts proving we allegedly re-wrote history or are rewriting it right now.

Facts show it's not us who re-wrote somebody's history but it's others who re-wrote our history numerous times.
Puzzie   
26 Jul 2012
News / Work begins on 'Polish Disneyland' [37]

when we are giving you free money!

And what free money you're allegedly giving us?

Give facts, please. You've been making claims here already againsty us but never backed them with facts, only tried to quoted some hate-propaganda from Daily Mail and the like.

So what's the facts YOU're giving us free money?
Puzzie   
26 Jul 2012
Love / Best way to find a Polish husband...ideas? [120]

You should seriously consider internet dating

Isn't she on the internet?

You are so fussy

What's wrong about being fussy? She wants to get the real goods instead of trash in a nice wrap. She is dead right and wise about it.

Also, she has the right to have any skin colour preference she pleases, or, in truth, any at all preference she pleases.
Puzzie   
26 Jul 2012
Work / Are there any Americans teachers left in Poland? [38]

I know Poles prefer British teachers

Facts seem to show Poles like both British and American teachers.

People who speak negatively about Poland are [etc]

AT LONG LAST a normal guy here who says straightforward the essential truth about Poland and Polish people.

Hello, brother.

:)
Puzzie   
25 Jul 2012
Genealogy / Poland Heraldry and Nobility in names/families [57]

Ok

Gene, sorry, brother, for not writing yet on the subject of nobility- peasants relations. It's not that I'm disregarding you, only when I discuss a subject I try to have my facts right. It's common knloledge the noble tratment of peasantry in Poland wasn't nice, but I'd like to give you some good examples. I had a book with some graphic descriptions and I've been looking for it unsuccessfully.

Yes, I'm aware of this, and thought it was a good idea to attract and hold a wider audience

I don't think it's a good idea; to me it's a fishy, political move. If Anglo-language audience can tolerate, for instance, full, unshortened Russian or indeed East Indian names, it can tolerate Polish ones as well.
Puzzie   
24 Jul 2012
News / Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS [438]

You should explain it yourself first. You were the one who wanted me to prove my statements on the facts you gave.

You mean I myself should explain first what you mean by the expression "prove my statement" and how you can "prove statement"? How could I explain it if you hasn't told me? How should I know what YOU mean? Do you mean I said to you: "Prove your statements on the facts I gave"? Where did I say that, allegedly?

So you're alleging I was shouting not at you but at everyone on the forum? Prove I did. If I had shouted at everyone i would have shouted at you too, wouldn't I? Are you saying that my asking you to prove the validity of your statements about me is avoiding a reply? In what way would it be avoiding a reply?

you demand your interlocutor to prove all that he said rather than utter your own reply

Are you saying that my demanding from you the proof in question isn't my reply? That IS my reply. So can you prove that your statements about me are true, or you can't?

A bizzare technique and a rather convenient way - if one is short of arguments - to carry on an exchange of opinion of any kind.

Are you saying my asking you for the proof in question is a bizarre technique? Why would it be a bizarre technique? Prove it is. So you're saying that my asking you for proving what you said is true is a convenient way to continue an exchange of any opinion? Why would you inform me about it? Are you saying I don't have some arguments? What arguments and for what? Isn't it rather YOU who don't have any arguments for proving your statements about me are true?
Puzzie   
24 Jul 2012
News / Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS [438]

In almost every line of your statements being a reply to mine, you are shouting "prove it, prove it, prove it!". But the simple fact, however, is that you yourself have not proved any of yours yet. Prove it first that you are capable of proving each of your own statements before starting to call on other people to prove theirs.Prove it, prove it, prove it, dear!

Let's see. You made some statements about my post, but gave no evidence they were true. So I asked you for the evidence. In reply you demanded that I prove something first. Do you mean I made some statements in a conversation with you but didn't prove they were true? Which statements would that be? So you're saying my proving the veracity of those alleged statements of mine is the condition for your proving that your actual statements about me are true? Why would it be the condition?

Ah, and prove, please, that I shouted at you.
Puzzie   
24 Jul 2012
News / Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS [438]

The fact that the current PIS crop is to gutless to challenge him for the leadership, or to incompetent to conduct an internal party coup, shows them to be not only cowardly but also incompetent. People like that shouldn't be anywhere near power.

Tough words. You're saying PiS members should get rid off pan Jarosław Kaczyński as PiS leader? Why should they do that? You're saying they want to get rid off him but are to gutless or too incompetent to carry it out? On what grounds would you say that? How about if PiS members don't get rid off pan Kaczyński not because they are cowards or incompetents, but simply because they don't want to get rid off him? Who shouldn't be anywhere near power and why?

It's amazing how some PIS supporters would even question this basic premise that most normal people take for granted.

Another tough statement. Are you saying anything that I wrote is "complete unadulterated crap borne out," etc.? Prove it is such a crap. Which PiS supporters question the premise that Poland is a free and democratic country that "respects the rule of law, get with the times"? Are you saying that questioning such a premise" is abnormal? Why would it be abnormal?
Puzzie   
24 Jul 2012
History / Questions about Polish borders, Galicia and Cossacks. [50]

Yes i am proud of my slavic heritage

But you wrote you were an ethnic German. Would you regard the Germans as Slavs?

When your travel in Slavic countries you can see we are all the same people and same culture. I must go now nice talk to everyone bye

Well, the quoted statement of yours doesn't seem Polish at all, but more like Russian. Very few Poles are pan-Slavic; I've never met before a Polish person using the expression "Slavic countries." Therefore I doubt you're Polish. Also, I doubt Slavicaleks is what he or she says he or she is. You seem, people, (Russian?) trolls to me.
Puzzie   
24 Jul 2012
History / Questions about Polish borders, Galicia and Cossacks. [50]

I would highly recommend Adam Zamoyski' s The Polish Way

A very good book. Also, Norman Davies's books dealing with the subject of Eastern Borderlands seem indispensable. If I remember it right, in "Europe" he speaks critically about some Ukrainian historians who attempt to propagante a chauvinist version of Ukraine's history.
Puzzie   
24 Jul 2012
History / Questions about Polish borders, Galicia and Cossacks. [50]

East of the Bug has never been Polish but always Ruthenian

It's not true. The historical evidence shows the Easter Borderlands were Polish for long ages.

I am pure Polish from Poland

You're saying you're "pure Polish from Poland", but in your bio you write you're in Lviv, which is a city in the Ukraine. Besides, your saying that the lands east of the river Bug were never Polish is Polonophobic. So are you really "pure Polish from Poland," or rather a pure Ukrainian nationalist from the Ukraine?
Puzzie   
24 Jul 2012
News / Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS [438]

Are you saying a statement of mine is "incredibly amazing" and pure fantasy? Which one and can you prove it's "incredibly amazing" and pure fantasy? Are you saying I'm spreading some views and that my spreading them shows I'm a PiS extremist? Prove it. What does the expression "PiS extremist" signify? Does it signify anything real or purely fantastic? Why would my "mention about universities" be ridiculous? Prove it is. What do you actually mean when you say I just feel as if I were the only honest person, etc.? Prove I feel like this.

The way you describe your political oponents proves that people who tend not to vote the PiS in Poland may be rightfully afraid that once the PiS arrives in power.

Are you saying the fact I called the hacks from Gazeta Wyborcza and Newsweek Polska "oszołoms" is proof that PiS opponents are right in being scared that if PiS is back in power they'll have to be careful about expressing their political views in universities and schools? In what way my calling the said hacks "oszoloms" would be proof the PiS opponents are right in being scared? Prove they are.

Are you denying that the management in public institutions in Poland, including universities, is often PO-nominated and as such hostile towards PiS, including those employees who are PiS supporters?
Puzzie   
24 Jul 2012
History / Questions about Polish borders, Galicia and Cossacks. [50]

If you used your brain you would realize that everyone (including myself) has 4 grandparents, so obviously my grandparents all came from different countries.

Are you saying everyone's grandparents come from different countries?

yes Kresy lands had a Polish minority simply because it was not Poland. Ruthenian lands belong to Ruthenians (ukrainians and belarusians) hence the counties of Ukraine and Belarus

Not true; the Eastern Borderlands were Polish. They belonged to the Najjasniejsza Rzeczpospolita until the Partitions, that is the destruction of the Polish state in the late 1700s by the combined might of Muscovy, Prussia and Austria, and the division of the Polish territory between those nations.

Your minority theory is false. In reality, it's not the Poles, but the Cossacks, Ruthenian masses (today called Ukrainians) and the Belorussians, or rather White Rusins, who were a minority. Namely, they were a minority in the Polish state. The fact that in Florida the majority of inhabitants are Latin Americans doesn't make Florida Latin American; it remains part of the United States.

So the historical facts show that the Eastern Borderlands were part of Poland and then were grabbed from her by force. As such, many of us still think of them as part of Poland. And certainly we will never erase from our memory our powerful historical presence and rich culture there. During WWII Ukrainian chauvinists tried to slaughter all the Polish inhabitants in the Eastern Borderlands, and the present Ukrainian authorities have been trying to destroy any traces of our historical presence and culture there. History shows any such attempts are futile. Eventually, Ukrainians will have to accept the fact that we, Poles, also have the right to feel at home in the Eastern Borderlands.
Puzzie   
24 Jul 2012
History / Questions about Polish borders, Galicia and Cossacks. [50]

The Kresy (Eastern Borderlands) region IS also Polish, in spite of the fact that during WWII the Ukrainian UPA mass-murderers slaughtered barbarously circa 500000 Polish inhabitants who had lived there for centuries. It is Polish in spite of the fact that today the Ukrainian authorities are trying to wipe away any traces of Polish culture and ancient presence there. (By contrast, we, Poles, haven't wiped out, but preserved evidence of German culture and life in the teritories ceded to us after WWII.) We got rich archives; we have preserved evidence of our presence and pioneering role in OUR Eastern Borderlands. (As well as evidence of horrific in their crudity Ukrainian ethnic cleansings of our countrymen, including women, babies and old people - may their poor spirits find eternal peace. We remember; we will never forget.) In the times of the first Polish Commonwealth, there was no Belarus nor Ukraine. There were no such nations. The territories were Polish. They belonged to the Najjasniejsza Rzeczpospolita, and the population was part of the Commonwealth population. It was overwhelmingly rural. It was the Poles who brought civilization to those largely savage lands, built cities there. It was the Polish state that protected those lands along with their Polish and other inhabitants from the Tatar raids. Without the Polish army your "Ruthenians" would have been killed off and captured into slavery by the Tatars. Do you know what the word "jasyr" means? It is us, the Poles, the "Ruthenians" should be grateful to for the fact that they exist today. Moreover, a huge part of today Ukrainian population is derived from Polish runaway peasants and other fugitives. Are you saying the Russians allowed Ukrainians to develop their own culture, language? We know how the Ukrainian poet Shevchenko lamented over the Ukrainians' rebellions against the Polish Commonwealth and their foolish placing themselves in the Muscovite paws. The result was incomparably worse oppression than that in the hands of Ruthenian lords under the Polish Commonwealth. And the "Ukrainians" (actually then just the Cossacks) tried to rebel against the Russians as well. But the Russians weren't as gentle as the Poles and they crushed the rebels so hard there were no Cossack rebellions afterwards.These are the historical facts, not the fairy tales from wikipedia. Nor your Polonophobic family stories about the Poles allegedly being bad to the Poleszuks, and the Muscovites being better to them. So now you're saying your family is from the Polesie? Didn't did you say before they are ethnic Germans with Polish surnames? Are you not lying here?

So the statistics released by the Poles are very biased.

Which stats relased by the Poles are allegedly "very biased"? Give them and prove they're biased.
Puzzie   
23 Jul 2012
News / Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS [438]

Unfortunately, his father provided much of the benefits for him. Or he simply wasn't there - I've never found a definitive answer to this question, but either he was protected by his father's activities in the PZPR (God only knows what he must have done to go from AK fighter to PZPR traitor) or he didn't do anything against the Communists.

Hahahahah! You're very funny, delph. I like your neophytism. You're a fine Pole already.

So far, there hasn't been any evidence of any wrongdoing on Kaczynski's father's part, only some phony speculations. I say phony because they can be made about anyone at all, including yourself. Give sufficient time to the Gazeta Wyborcza or Newesweek Polska oszołomy and they'll prove you were in the KGB.

Besides, if Kaczynski should be condemned for his dad's alleged involvement with the commies, how much more should be condemned the likes of Michniak, Monika Olejnik, and many others.

Just, once again, be very careful about what you say at work. As the bar owner Palivec in Haszek's "Szwejk" (the fav book of many Poles) says: "Słówko z pyska wyleci a potem bieda." ("A tiny word flies out of the blower and there's a mess.")
Puzzie   
23 Jul 2012
History / Questions about Polish borders, Galicia and Cossacks. [50]

This may be right, but you can be sure you'll also find many Germans and Poles that respected each other and intermarried.

Hello, Funky.You've put it beautifully, and in lovely English. Szacun ( respect) from me, Puzzie.

By the way, I'm not a Germano-phobe, but more like a Germano-phile. I can see a difference between Germans in Germany and those abroad. On the average, the latter seem to be more nationalistic than the former. The same seems true for the Poles - the Polonia (Poles abroad) seems to be way more nationalistic than the Poles at home.
Puzzie   
23 Jul 2012
News / Chairman Kaczyński said..... / Opinions and ideas uttered by the leader of the PIS [438]

(unfortunately, this same charisma is also incredibly repulsive to the majority)

Delphi, I don't think it's the case. Kaczynski is still respected by many, in spite of the incredible smear campaign against him in the main media (which are post-commie) and elsewhere.

And, Delphi, during Communism Kaczynski never went for the career as a commie activist. He never belonged to the PZPR (Polish United Workers Party).

If you care about Poland's good, you should vote PiS as, in spite of their shortcomings (which party doesn't have them?), it's the only serious and realistic alternative to the destructive rule of the PO. But you'd have to do it in absolute secret, because, as head of the English deparatment, your bosses are probably staunch PO or neo-communist, that is SLD or Ruch Palikota, supporters. Yes, in Polish universities and schools you've got to be very careful about your political views - they'd better not be pro-PiS.
Puzzie   
23 Jul 2012
Love / Best way to find a Polish husband...ideas? [120]

I am stumped as to how I can find a guy who

It's hard to comprehend, darling, that a young lady as beautiful and smart as you are can have this kind of difficulty. Who the heck are the men where you live? Are they men at all?

Do you believe in comparing horoscopes? I'm asking seriously; it's been practiced for millenia in the East. The Asians say it's a very effective way of matching couples correctly.

All the very best to you, sweetie.

Ah, and I remember I owe you a reply in the thread on Polish individualism.