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ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
Life / Washing machine in the bathroom of Poles [78]

having to use my hair dryer in the bedroom.

just think
if you were hairdrying in the bath
what would happen

its for your own good
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
Work / I'M SO SURPRISED BY THIS SALARY FOR IBM in WROCLAW 3000 ZL gross [135]

IBM or Capgemini I would say 3-4,000 Brutto max in Wro or Krk.

maximum
they know they can get a fresh supply every year of unemployed 'humanitistic' graduates
why pay more?

this is why i think wroclaw
is built on very uncertain foundations
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
UK, Ireland / Why are Brits so left-wing? [60]

It is however illegal not to employ a person purely because they are not an English national

well yeah
for a start
england is in political union with three other countries
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
Life / Foreigners in Poland - the identities of our native or the host country [66]

However, Poland shouldn't be reduced to being one big greenfield project for foreign business and foreign workers to come in and exploit to the max while the sustainability of the long term needs and interests of native Poles are completely disregarded.

given that the eu has directly subsidised many of the poorest members of polish society
they really shouldnt complain
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
UK, Ireland / Why are Brits so left-wing? [60]

employment laws set by the government doesn't help either as companies must employ a certain amount of foreign nationals to meet their employment quota

myth

Side Note/ I did a stand up comedy gig tonight. It wasn't even anything racist, just observational humour about race.

militant black guy from balls of steel was one of the funniest things ive ever seen

the chess sketch was just absolutely spot on
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
Life / Washing machine in the bathroom of Poles [78]

Ps. I,m going to start a thread about balconies without safey rails???? another Polish thing.

maybe in the middle of nowhere
certainly not in civilised parts

where are these mythical balconies?
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
News / THE PARTYS OVER... NO MORE EUROS FOR POLAND'S ROADS [71]

if they were so incompetent
how did so much get built so quickly?

dont listen to the lies spread by foreign building companies who have a vested interest in seeing the gddkia fall
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
News / THE PARTYS OVER... NO MORE EUROS FOR POLAND'S ROADS [71]

gddkia is doing a lousy job - they produce lousy documentation - and they get charged by the building companies for this lousy documentation

dont believe the propoganda

the truth is that the documentation is precise
staggeringly so
the building companies attempt to cut corners
and the gddkia is simply not paying them as a result

poland has actually been very successful at preventing foreign companies from making easy profits from roads here

Ismellnonsense,This is where it reminds me of our federal Government.It will be Like the States if it becomes a single market.How do you feel about the loss of sovereignty?Just curios as to the position of different Poles in this regard.

as long as the eu contains an exit clause (it does)
as long as the parliament can vote to leave (by repealing the act of accession)
then it is no issue
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
News / THE PARTYS OVER... NO MORE EUROS FOR POLAND'S ROADS [71]

Ismellnonsense,have a lot of roads been put in,thus far?The EU sounds like our Federal government.

compared to what existed before 2004
you really cant compare
some of it isn't eu funded though
but a lot is

we're speaking about a country that had barely any highways
to a country that is rapidly completing them between all major cities

the thing with the eu is that they want to achieve a single market
so this money is part of it
eventually the continent will be one big market
same rules same conditions
and never again war (the most important)

She insisted that the case highlighted the efficiency of the Polish authorities in cracking down on suspected abuses.

yes
this is true
they seem to really be on the ball when it comes to the use of public cash on road infrastructure
i think though
this case is also related to the crying and whining made by strabag and others
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
News / THE PARTYS OVER... NO MORE EUROS FOR POLAND'S ROADS [71]

ah
yes i can

its an old article
i admit to not being familiar with the construction of that section of motorway

i actually have been on the motorway in question in macedonia
and it is terrible
it wasnt built like they say
but rather they turned an existing road into one direction of the motorway
and the second direction was built new in the cheapest way

horrible place

generally though
whats been happening in poland is that the contractors thought they could make easy money from stupid poles
stupid poles loaded the contracts in their favour and then stupid poles made them stick very strictly to the contracts
foreign companies desperate for easy money signed without checking
et voila

i do like the gddkia strategy
it is absolutely ruthless and they are not sympathetic at all
a great example was with covec
they thought they could use cheap chinese labour
they didnt count on the poles refusing to sell cheap materials
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
News / THE PARTYS OVER... NO MORE EUROS FOR POLAND'S ROADS [71]

what is not true ismell - that the Polish motorways are the most expensive in Europe or that there is fraud involved

the claim that they are the most expensive in europe
ive seen absolutely no evidence of it
and i am a roadgeek

it may be true in individual bits
but you cant compare building for the polish winters vs building in southern spain

actually
the gddkia is well known to be working in the taxpayer interest
the contracts are usually heavily in favour of the country
the irish were burnt by this
as were the chinese

serves them right

We wouldn't. The thing is, common sense way of doing things is as follows.

you can blame solidarity for that
and the general socialist leanings of poland

the other issue is that people wanted NOW what germany has NOW
so
foolish people i could agree
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
Study / Bachelor's in aerospace in Poland - how high is the level? [23]

A Polish graduation from uni or college is nothing worth .. at least here in Germany.

thats why youll find polish people working in many good companies in germany
isnt it?

lets face it
youre obviously a bitter troll
angry that people are living a better life than you in the vaterland
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
News / THE PARTYS OVER... NO MORE EUROS FOR POLAND'S ROADS [71]

we can meanwhile wait for grzegorz to tell us
how poland would build half this stuff
without the money from europe

most of us cannot afford tanks
in order to be safe on old roads
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
News / Characterizing Poland's political parties [33]

where did you get this lousy diagram - it tells nothing about the politics in Poland and is simply false

i dont agree with it as well
polish politics dont really fit into the traditional left/right spectrum
heck
the concept of catholic socialism is quite uniquely polish
ismellnonsense   
1 Feb 2013
News / THE PARTYS OVER... NO MORE EUROS FOR POLAND'S ROADS [71]

Poland has the most expensive roads in Europe - more expensive than mountainous Germany and Spain - there must be lots of fraud involved

that is almost certainly not true

the skyscrapercity geeks would have pointed this out
they havent
ismellnonsense   
31 Jan 2013
Life / Do young Polish people believe in their religion and god? [64]

they support murderers, Communists (who killed more than the Nazis did), and men ****** another man while parading on the street, the destruction of family and traditions,
ethnicities and countries.

have you had sex before marriage
masturbated
used condoms

all of these things are equally bad
in the eyes of the church

one out of three isnt bad
ismellnonsense   
31 Jan 2013
Life / Do young Polish people believe in their religion and god? [64]

Im not a diehard religious nutjob but I feel like the idea of God/Church is important. Church needs more power to stop the extremist liberals and commies who are growing in number (the latter groups simply dont know what morals are). Nothing ****** me off more than militant commies/athiests/anarchists.

i suppose morality to you
is the following

child abuse
tax evasion
helping war criminals escape
supporting fascist regimes

and so on

i dont remember liberals supporting any of the above
ismellnonsense   
31 Jan 2013
News / Characterizing Poland's political parties [33]

Thank you for clearing everything up. I understand that Polish political parties cannot be compared with American, but I was trying to compare the two political systems. It is a better way to explain to other Polish Americans who are not too familiar with Polish politics.

what you need to stress
is that PiS are not conservatives in terms of economics
in fact
they are very hard left wing
more so than the post-communist party

the party enjoys the broad support of two groups
the church
and solidarity
both organisations are very socialist in nature

as for ruch palikota
they are very liberal socially
economically
perhaps libertarian
they are very pro business and the free market
especially for small businesses

Which party did/do the twin brothers belong to? They are no longer in power correct?

they lost power in 2007
and it is currently highly unlikely that they can win
due to the electoral system

I always figured Solidarity was left-leaning since didnt they start from union workers?

correct
there is considerable evidence to suggest that solidarity had no real interest in democracy as such
modern day solidarity is a disgrace and is a great example of what americans despise in trade unions
old solidarity (before 1990) was much more of a social movement
but still very socialist
read their demands sometime if you want an eyeopener
ismellnonsense   
31 Jan 2013
News / Characterizing Poland's political parties [33]

I know that PiS is more conservative

PiS are only socially conservative
they are not economically conservative at all

but is it safe to compare it to the American Republican party?

absolutely not
PiS believe strongly in interventionist economics
they also stand for a very strong welfare / trade union state
much more than democrats
their commitment to the free market is questionable

What about PO? Is it like the American Democratic Party?

no
PO is a christian democratic party with elements of both conservatism and liberal democracy
they are not anything like democrats
except perhaps economically

Where would Ruch Palikota fall into the political spectrum in America?

they wouldnt
but if pushed
they have elements of both the democrats
and libertarians
especially economically

best not to try and compare them to anything that exists

but please dont make the same mistake as many others
PiS are not conservative
PO are not socialist
ismellnonsense   
30 Jan 2013
Real Estate / The current property boom in Poland is a bubble [342]

It si not exactly hoe you have described it Pip it states the Polish economy will grow on average by 2% per annum until it comes into line with Germany. In essence it is saying the heady days are over and we are back to reality.

thats ok
i can accept 2% per annum
but wont it take a long time at that rate

you never know how 2011-2018 financial settlement will look too
could be that the eu will be booming and poland will gain lots
ismellnonsense   
30 Jan 2013
History / What do Poles owe to Jews? [276]

Great man, indeed. Personification of humanity.

korczak is my personal hero
what a man
respect
ismellnonsense   
30 Jan 2013
News / Stefan Kudelski, a Polish audio engineer, died [5]

He was also Doctor Honoris Causa from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) since 1986.

impressive stuff
poland should be shouting about these guys
not some politicians and evil priests