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szczecinianin   
3 Nov 2015
Travel / Muslim tourist visiting Poland - safety concerns [51]

Although I notice a tendency for foreigners in Poland to whip up Islamophobia on internet forums.

That's true enough for Polish Forums. However, there is a Poland outside Polish forums. Where people do actually tend to be islamophobic. You should get off your computer from time to time and learn something about the real Poland.

I know Bialystok and the surrounding area rather well.

I know Szczecin extremely well. I know a great many non-white foreigners who have lived there. Don't know of any who haven't had 'issues', however.
szczecinianin   
25 Oct 2015
UK, Ireland / Polish candidate for London mayor to represent 2nd-class citzens [26]

A few points. Firstly, he is not, in any sense a 'prince'. Secondly, he claimed he was going to be the Conservative candidate, and that he had been approached by people 'from the very top of the party' to put himself forward as candidate. This was obviously ********. Finally, he is regarded as something of a folk hero by ordinary Poles in the UK and is lionised by the Polish media. This suggests that not only pan Jan has self-esteem issues, but that a great many Poles share his 'small dick syndrome' world-view.

Some of you may find this facebook page amusing:
szczecinianin   
4 Sep 2014
Love / Do Polish men date black women?? [69]

English to be exact.

You seem inordinately proud of this fact. Are we allowed to guess her name? Was it 'Sharon' or 'Tracey'?
szczecinianin   
4 Sep 2014
Love / Do Polish men date black women?? [69]

Then prove it.

The evidence is what Rozumiemnic wrote. She wasn't suggesting what you said she was suggesting. You cannot ask someone to prove a negative.
szczecinianin   
3 Sep 2014
Love / Do Polish men date black women?? [69]

^If I got it wrong, then please explain your objection to what rozumiemnic wrote.^

You seem to be suggesting that Polish women are inadequate to be partners, wives and mothers for Polish men. But this simply isn't true.

No, she doesn't. What you have just written 'simply isn't true'.
szczecinianin   
3 Sep 2014
Love / Do Polish men date black women?? [69]

Wulkan appears to be against miscegenation, like a redneck American from the Deep South or a South African under apartheid. His views on race-mixing and the imagined hierarchy of races are highly amusing. I'd love to hear more.
szczecinianin   
25 Aug 2014
Work / What are the chances of getting a part-time job for an Egyptian who's coming to study and live in Poland? [36]

I employed an Egyptian English language teacher, who was doing medical studies. I also employed his sister. Anyone making enquiries about employment in Poland on this forum is inevitably told there isn't any. In reality, it just depends on the employability and skills of the person concerned, and the effort they are prepared to make to find employment.

Knowing Arabic and English well is very useful. You might be able to find work in, for example, a call center, even without knowing Polish.
szczecinianin   
16 Aug 2014
Language / Going to learn the Polish Genitive Case [28]

'Bob's ball' would be 'piłka Boba'. With male names you generally add 'a'. 'Anna's ball' would be 'piłka Anny' a > y (female names). That's only a rough guide, but I hope it helps.
szczecinianin   
1 Apr 2014
Life / April Fools' Day - Post any Polish Newspaper Hoax Stories Here [8]

Here is a round up of April fool hoax stories for 2013:

April fools day is alive in well in Poland, with both local and national media having a bit of fun with their own April Fools articles.
We've had a quick look across the web today to make this review of what pranks the Polish media have tried to pull on their readers:

wroclawuncut.com/2014/04/01/polish-april-fools-round

(or suspected ones, some may turn out to be true)
szczecinianin   
24 Mar 2014
History / Ordinary Polish people who collaborated with the Communist authorities? [28]

Perhaps, for that job, technical ability was more important than politics.

However, in many professions, (police, army, academia), membership of the party counted for more than ability.

In local administration, it still does, even though the names of political parties may have changed.
szczecinianin   
24 Mar 2014
Life / Is it common for Polish people to speak English in Poland? [122]

Rather not. Few people over 40 speak it at all, even among the well educated.

You seem to be putting the bar at far too high a level.

I personally know a great many people over forty who speak English (imho) well.

Furthermore, I'd suggest far more than 20% of students can speak English well enough to have more than a 'basic' conversation.

It depends how you define 'basic'.

I'm not aware of Poles having a 'terror' of reading English. Probably most Brits and Americans don't read literature for pleasure even in their own language, let alone anyone else's. And if they do, 99% would read in the translation rather than the original.

Given that it is obviously far more difficult to communicate in a second language than in your own, I'd say Poles are (generally) doing pretty well at English.
szczecinianin   
24 Mar 2014
History / Ordinary Polish people who collaborated with the Communist authorities? [28]

I know more than a few people who had senior supervisor positions who were most certainly not in the party.

Most of the people I know who were in senior positions were in the party, to the best of my knowledge. It would have been impossible to make a career in (for example) the military without being a member of the party. People were often forced to choose between their career and their principles.
szczecinianin   
23 Mar 2014
UK, Ireland / London Strip Clubs? What's it like for women working there? [74]

You can't argue with nature, it's nature to judge by appearance for breeding purposes.

Of course, it is. But some things are better left unsaid.

Perhaps you've got an ugly wife, sister, mother or girlfriend. Is it ok with you for people to go on about how ugly they are? After all, you can't argue with nature.
szczecinianin   
23 Mar 2014
UK, Ireland / London Strip Clubs? What's it like for women working there? [74]

Don't you think it's the men who are exploited? I tend to think so. We're expected to pay just to speak to a good looking woman and have her give us her attention by means of a dance.

This would be so if it were the girls themselves who set up the club and kept all the profits. Somehow, I don't suppose this to be the case.

Also, must say that Polish women are of course generally much better lookers. By far. Present company excepted, naturally!

Do you think it reasonable to judge others by their looks? If so, how would you fare personally?

Irrespective of the truth or otherwise of Patrycja's remarks, only an extremely conceited and/or insensitive person would make them.
szczecinianin   
23 Mar 2014
UK, Ireland / London Strip Clubs? What's it like for women working there? [74]

British men tend to be polite and tell people what they want to hear. If you choose to be conceited about your appearance then you are heading for a fall. I'm sorry if you find the truth 'disgusting'.
szczecinianin   
5 Mar 2014
Life / Jack Strong ( Film about Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski ) [48]

It could be argued that Kuklinski served Poland whereas his fellow officers served a foreign power. However, being a Stalinist, you are unlikely to see things that way.
szczecinianin   
4 Mar 2014
News / Is this the first clear and open signal that Poland makes preparations for war with Russia? [163]

Yes In similar circumstances the (converse) circumstances you attempt to outline are not the same.

I understand. It was something similar to Hitler's invasion of Poland, which at the time contained large numbers of Germans.

The Russians did what any powerful and aggressive country would do to a smaller and less powerful neighbour, and not what any country would do.
szczecinianin   
4 Mar 2014
News / Is this the first clear and open signal that Poland makes preparations for war with Russia? [163]

The point is that there in nothing that the Russians did that any other country faced with a similar situation would not have done.

I see. So if Ukranians imagined their citizens were under some kind of threat in Russia, they would be just as likely to invade Russia as Russia is to invade Ukraine. I'm so glad you've explained the political realities in this part of the world to everyone's satisfaction.
szczecinianin   
3 Mar 2014
Work / English lad looking for work in Poland [39]

My experience would be that most Polish building workers who have found work in the EU don't know the language of the country they are working in. This isn't (generally) a problem. Their foreman may be Polish themselves. Furthermore, some building companies would prefer their workforce not to know their rights.