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PolskaDoll   
30 Aug 2010
News / Weekend of carnage as 41 people lose their lives on Poland's roads [44]

It's not a new thing, Poland's roads are known for their high death toll and this weekend past, the last weekend of the holiday period, Polish media reports that 41 people lost their lives on Poland's roads as holidaymakers returned home.

Although the death toll is a slight decrease from the same time last year (43 died compared to 48 in 2008) the injury rate is higher with 549 people injured (up from 524 last year).

Officials name many reasons for the high accident rate (around 400 reported accidents each year at this time), one of them being total disregard for other motorists. However, what's worrying is that despite campaigns by Polish police they reported that over 1,500 people had been taken in for driving under the influence of drink over the weekend.

What are your experiences of Poland's roads?

Do you think Polish police will succeed in cutting down drink-driving on Polish roads with their current campaigns or do they need to re-think their policies?

Are Poland's roads better or worse today compared to previous decades?

Car accident Poland
PolskaDoll   
7 Aug 2010
Travel / Any PRACTICAL advice for a new visitor to Warsaw? [29]

At the moment prep for heat and humidity and rain :(. How long are you going to be in Warsaw for? Let me know. I'll try to get you the word on Jazz clubs and local events in the next few days. :)
PolskaDoll   
1 Aug 2010
Life / POLISH FLAG DAYS...when are they...? [30]

something to be proud of...if they don,t like it they can always leave the dam country...!

Yes it is sad that in the UK the flag represents extremists rather than people who are proud of their country. The only place it seems acceptable to fly it is parliament or the palaces or castles, that kind of thing. Otherwise, the ordinary householder who wants to fly the flag is usually seen as being affiliated to some kind of extreme group. Shame.
PolskaDoll   
26 Jul 2010
Love / WILDROVERS FIVE YEARS IN POLAND....come to an end...! [129]

i never thought to ask her if she can cook beans

She must be some woman that she was able to distract you from asking that question! ;)

Are beans more readily available in Moscow?
PolskaDoll   
26 Jul 2010
Love / WILDROVERS FIVE YEARS IN POLAND....come to an end...! [129]

Congratulations WildRover, I'm happy you found love at last, you deserve all the happiness this special lady gives you. :)

I shall still be around on the Polishforums

Thank goodness. I thought we were going to lose you to RussianForums.com :(

Good luck :)
PolskaDoll   
25 Jul 2010
Work / The qualifications of a Polish doctor [10]

I am slightly confused.

When a doctor qualifies as a general practitioner in Poland what letters are they having after their name and what do they mean?

If we say Dr PolskaDoll what would be the letters of a GP who hadn't practised elsewhere?

Thank you. :)
PolskaDoll   
25 Jul 2010
Food / New Polish Recipe Website - I Love Pierogi [17]

I will try to. Not sure it'll be in my own kitchen and there will be others there so it could be kind of busy so maybe the only pics will be of finished items. Recipes should be easier to post up though.

Remember this thread?: https://polishforums.com/food/pictures-27517/#msg524860 ;)

Just looked through it and now I'm hungry... :/

I was thinking about ILovePierogi.com, hopefully the user upload section could be added soon because there are many here on PF who could add their tasty dishes. :)
PolskaDoll   
25 Jul 2010
Food / New Polish Recipe Website - I Love Pierogi [17]

Yes good website Michal. :)

I have a special reason to be cooking lots of Polish food in the near future so I'll bookmark your site and hope that you'll keep us informed when you add new recipes. :)

I have a Polish friend who'll be interested in this website too so I'll pass it on.

Actually Michal if you have an ILovePierogi Twitter page can you let me know? Thank you. :)
PolskaDoll   
20 Jul 2010
Food / WHY IN POLAND PEOPLE DON'T USE ICE? [142]

If you go to any bar or restaurant in the US, they fill your glass up with Ice first, especially cocktails.

That happened here too though. Sometimes I think "there's no room left for the drink!" ;)

I think you'll find in Europe we like cold beer. Supermarkets here in the UK sell more and more of these big sacks of ice which are just ideal for parties etc.
PolskaDoll   
20 Jul 2010
Food / WHY IN POLAND PEOPLE DON'T USE ICE? [142]

I was in Ireland, England and Holland, same situation in each country.

Well I dunno where you went wrong. If anything people complain because of too much ice. Can't speak for Holland, never been there.
PolskaDoll   
20 Jul 2010
Food / WHY IN POLAND PEOPLE DON'T USE ICE? [142]

Sledz, give up on all the "Brits have bad teeth". Sensitive teeth aren't bad teeth, it's actually most likely to be caused by over brushing and rubbing away the tooth enamel. You don't have Sensodyne in the USA? Or Crest, Arm and Hammer and Rembrandt who all make toothpastes for sensitive teeth and sell, sell, sell in the USA.

Ice - available by the truck load in most of Europe.
PolskaDoll   
10 Jul 2010
News / Topless sunbathers acquitted in Szczecin, Poland [128]

I defend your right PD as a women to "get them out" whilst moderating if you so wish :-)

Ha, ha ;) However, they might come in useful in distracting male members when all the arguing kicks off. ;)

Some men would probably get too excited by it all and do sth they shouldn't when drunk.

True but that's because they've become sexual. If they were only viewed as they were originally intended to (feeding babies) then reactions would be different.
PolskaDoll   
8 Jul 2010
News / Topless sunbathers acquitted in Szczecin, Poland [128]

I don't see how people can be offended by boobs. If a woman was walking topless down the street here, I would be surprised but not offended. What's the problem?

It a cultural thing. No one bats an eyelash when a guy pulls his top off* on a hot day and walks about with nipples on show but because female boobs have become something people see as sexual they then have become offended by the site of them in public. Same when people get offended at a new mother breast-feeding in public. All she's doing is a very natural thing, something which is being promoted to death here, but do it in public and people are like "oh you're putting me off my cafe latte".

*disclaimer: PD acknowledges that there are some men who cause great offence when they go topless in summer. ;)
PolskaDoll   
5 Jul 2010
UK, Ireland / What do you hate about England and English people? [142]

We aren't used to seeing uncared for teeth on television, so the stereotype was born.

That's what I mean about media. They'll stereotype anyone in any way if it sells.

Hopefully perceptions will change because if they do it can only be for the good. :)
PolskaDoll   
5 Jul 2010
UK, Ireland / What do you hate about England and English people? [142]

people generally have bad teeth

People have teeth. How they look after them is entirely up to themselves. It's a media stereotype that Brits have bad teeth.

People can look after their own teeth without having to even go near a dentist six monthly, it's just about taking care of them. In the UK it can cost you a fortune for even a check-up, privately or through the NHS.

People who don't look after their teeth have bad teeth no matter where in the world they live.
PolskaDoll   
4 Jul 2010
News / Komorowski won Poland's presidency vote? [125]

Half an hour ago with 20% of votes counted Komorowski had 50.6% of the vote and Kaczynski 49.4%. Too close to call but I suspect Komorowski will win even by a slight margin.
PolskaDoll   
4 Jul 2010
Life / Talking over people in conversations; is it a Polish trait? [41]

That's something I find annoying too but it's not just a Polish trait. I see it here among non-Poles often, especially two women in my street who just talk at each other when they meet. They both talk at the same time.

As a child I was taught that it's rude to interrupt and rude to talk over someone else (especially an adult).

Mention it to your partner.
PolskaDoll   
24 Jun 2010
UK, Ireland / Missing Polish woman found murdered in Chesterton, UK [27]

same as they did with van der sloot whos all over the TV and the only reason they didnt get him in hollaway case the first time is lack of evidence.

Yeah that has been a total cock-up. Not the UK though (thankfully).

in the article is says-Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses who saw anything

so no witnesses, they dont even have the body identified yet, and they are holding this guy to the murder??

They probably have some witnesses and evidence but they'll want more and as much as they can possibly get. Better to have 10 witnesses saying one thing rather than just the first one they find. It all helps towards a conviction.

As for the ID - they'll know who she is for sure but it's required here to have a formal identification made by a NOK or similar.

In the case of Elzbieta Kinczyk, they wouldn't have arrested the guy having no evidence but they really don't publish what that evidence is in the press. A press release will likely just say someone has been arrested in the case of whatever the crime was and maybe when they'll first appear in court. The police here only release a bit of evidence info if it's going to help them by doing so. Otherwise they keep it close to their chests. Usually most things come out at the court case.
PolskaDoll   
21 Jun 2010
UK, Ireland / Missing Polish woman found murdered in Chesterton, UK [27]

agree, how can they even hold him without evidence

They've arrested and charged him and remanded him in custody until his court appearance which means they've enough evidence to go to court. So they must have had evidence enough to pick him up too.
PolskaDoll   
20 Jun 2010
UK, Ireland / Missing Polish woman found murdered in Chesterton, UK [27]

not sure if one is innocent until found guilty in uk.

That's the case.

The person in the dock is innocent until the prosecution provides sufficient evidence for the defendant to be found guilty. To find someone guilty the evidence must show that they are guilty beyond reasonable doubt, if there is not enough evidence to do that then the defendant should be found not guilty. Or I think in Scotland the case can be found 'not proven' as well.
PolskaDoll   
7 Jun 2010
Love / A Polish womans relationship with her mother in law. [44]

My son said 'Polish girls do not speak to their mother in law' (IS THIS TRUE PLEASE) He then informed me that he had done a survey at work (UK) and said 'nobody speaks to their mother in law.'

Of course Polish girls speak to their Mothers-in-law, the only reason they wouldn't would be if there was some conflict or other.

Your son is the one with the issues here, I don't think his wife is the problem.

comming on a forum you'll always get 'strong advice'. Keep in mind that this is not a professional service.

Correct.
PolskaDoll   
27 Apr 2010
Life / Saw a girl in black openly smoking a spliff on a Katowice street today [49]

Me? I'm back in the Burg and don't do da dope. ;)

Seems like it's hard to tell what this one girl was smoking though. Maybe hash, maybe just tobacco. Even if it is the Mary-Joanna you'll always get someone daring enough to smoke it where someone from PF will spot you and report back to the rest of the membership. ;)
PolskaDoll   
22 Apr 2010
Feedback / Moderators Should Delete Nasty Remarks. Why they are saving it in Off-Topic Lounge? [30]

If they noticed bad remarks about people or Poland, and Polish Peopple. Or genral topics.

They delete bad remarks? So what does that achieve? All that says is that they don't want anyone knowing he bad stuff about Poland, Polish people and whatever those people are discussing. Why don't they want people to know about the bad stuff?

PD puts in one heckuva lot of work

Thanks Seanus. One of 'me colleagues' has returned though so the load is shared again. :)
PolskaDoll   
9 Apr 2010
UK, Ireland / Female health in Britain - Polish view [105]

and another in Inveraray who was downright dangerous...I have signed various petitions to have him removed from the post after he refused to treat people he didn't like, and misdiagnosed multiple people.

Petitions are great but if you asked every person who wanted to sign the petition to submit a letter of complaint to the relevant person in the NHS the outcome would be different and quicker.

Ksysia
I've never really heard of any problems concerning female health care in Britain and believe me I would if it happened often. I missed one smear appointment and they badgered me relentlessly until I made a new one, for example.

My sister had an abnormal result form a smear and she was dealt with very well, Amathyst has no complaints from her own scary ordeal. The system here is good, very, very good and we don't let people suffer.

What is the issue with midwifery? Midwifes here are specialised in their fields and often doctors take their advice as good and there are no issues. So is that problem that we say "this is your midwife" rather than "this is your doctor"?

Interestingly, although it must have happened, I have never personally dealt with one complaint against a midwife.