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Last Post: 27 Nov 2015
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JollyRomek   
27 Nov 2015
Off-Topic / What should Poland do in case of war between Turkey and Russia? [161]

another example of your leader and your hypocrisy

It does not happen often that I agree with you but in this case I do have to. If I am not mistaken it was in 2012 when Erdogan said ""a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack". following a Turkish jet being shot down in Syrian airspace.

I guess that's how things change over time.....
JollyRomek   
29 Aug 2015
Life / Living Expenses in Krakow [42]

I was listening to an interview

Does it bother you, that we Germans, even though we are only a small 2 Million minority, earn more money than you ever would in Poland?

Next week I am going to buy my second house with my company buying the land. . Just keep moaning, we might anschluss you and dont cry when your wife wants to be among real men who move something........

Keep to the topic please.
JollyRomek   
29 Aug 2015
Life / Living Expenses in Krakow [42]

Now you can find many so called "Shared Service Centers" in Poland

Shared Service Centers have been around for about 30 years and are not something that was invented in Poland.

Either you are not as qualified as you say, or you have applied to some call center that does not have the budget or you are talking through your ass spreading rubbish. As as German native speaker with a Master in Economics you can not earn more than 3500 PLN a month? Did you get your degree from Frankfurt / Oder Oberschule or why is nobody interested in you?

I keep going back to before Poland joined the EU. I used to take the train from Poznan to Berlin and it used to be packed with Germans going home on Fridays. Why? Because German efficiency and accuracy was appreciated well before Poland joined the EU and it still is. Getting an offer of 3500 zlotych per month, either your degree is fake or youhave nothing to offer.

But dont say it is the general Polish job market. Nobody but you is responsible for your failure.
JollyRomek   
15 Aug 2015
Life / Polish people and racism. [943]

that opinion

my native Polish Pen Pal

Well johnny, that is the difference between you and me. I live in Poland and talk about what I experience myself here in Poland. You just keep commenting on what you may have heard somewhere from someone.

doesn't it. :-)

Far from it because you wouldn't know what is going on here in Poland johnny. Your opinion is as valuable as the piece of paper I wipe my ass with, simply because you have never been here and would never be able to contribute a real opinion.
JollyRomek   
15 Aug 2015
Life / Polish people and racism. [943]

Is it actually true?

The only people Poles dislike are the so called Polish Americans who believe that their dollar grants them more liberties than the locals have. They don't necessarily hate them but laugh at them and are quite happy to take all their dollars off them before they actually know what happened. Other than that, they hate people who will tell them that Russia is the best thing that could ever happen to Poland.

If you are not either of the two, you will be fine in Poland. Poles are a very friendly and welcoming bunch of people.
JollyRomek   
15 Aug 2015
History / Do Polish people in general dislike Russia or Germany more? [327]

Its total hate.

We don't hate the Poles. Nor do the Poles hate us. We have managed to move on and have become good neighbours. I know that this makes your skin crawl, but it is a fact.

i often sow them nicely talk to each others. Or maybe we Serbians awakening sanity in them.

That is not a fantasy. Remember 2012 when the Polish hooligans were just waiting to get their hands on the Russian football fans? Well, they did. I believe that the scenes in Warsaw said more than a thousand words. So much for your Poland - Russia friendship fantasy. By the way, Germans (and we used to have a very fierce rivalry) were left alone by Polish hooligans.

Poles for sure can (Commonwealth), too.

Are you completely ignorant to the fact that Poles themselves have decided to join EU? Nobody forced them to do it. Why don't you, outside of this forum, make it your agenda to convince Poles to join a commonwealth with Serbia. Let's see how far you will get with it.
JollyRomek   
14 Aug 2015
History / Do Polish people in general dislike Russia or Germany more? [327]

Russians feel to be kin to Poles.

Is that the reason why the Russians just shot the Polish officers? Because they felt that this is the kindest thing to do?

Crow, come to Poland. Poles do not like Russians and I face that almost every weekend when I go out in Lodz. Sometimes, when I go out with colleagues from Baltic countries they are asked where they are from. Knowing most bouncers in Lodz, I know that if they would say Russia they would have to find somewhere else to go to.

Despite your fantasy of a united "Slavia", Poles hate Russia. It doesn't mean that they love Germany but at least we have managed to grow together. Why? Because we focus on our future together, not on some irrelevant fantasy of brotherhood etc.

Come to Poland and you will understand that Poles are not overly excited about what Germans did in 6 years of occupation but are even less excited about Russia's feeling to depress Poland for over 40 years after the war ended.
JollyRomek   
14 Aug 2015
Travel / Ryanair flying domestic in Poland? [46]

Merged: Ryanair overtakes LOT as number 1 operator in Poland

Polish national carrier LOT has been overtaken by Irish airline Ryanair as number 1 operator in Poland

Irish airline Ryanair has overtaken Polish national carrier LOT in passenger numbers making it the number one carrier operating in Poland.

The European leader in the airline business recorded a growth of 11 percent in seat capacity compared to the same period last year, while LOT reported a decrease of 4.2 percent.

LOT has recently introduced a new expansion program out of their main hub Chopin Airport in Warsaw, adding destinations such as Athens, Barcelona, Nice and even Tokyo. However, now number 1, Ryanair may further invest in Poland to keep its number 1 spot.

lodzpost/polishnews/ryanair-overtakes-national-carrier-lot
JollyRomek   
6 Aug 2015
History / When will you Poles give back German land and the cities which you robbed? [557]

you must be very limited mentally pal

After having travelled and lived abroad for about 15 years and extensively travelled Eastern Europe, I would like to believe that you, "Pal", would be very surprised if you start talking to Czech people and tell them that "Bohumii" is no longer a Czech name but a Slavic name. Let us know you far you got with your quest on telling the Czech people off. Seeing that they love you Poles so much, I would even pay for the camera that you could take to tape your mission.
JollyRomek   
5 Aug 2015
History / When will you Poles give back German land and the cities which you robbed? [557]

What double-language signs would you expect in Belfast?

Exactly.......so why expect it in Germany or in Poland? I think that we have those is a very positive sign of accepting our past and the minorities that we live amongst. Something that not every part of Europe is capable of doing.

I think Germans and Poles are doing very well trying to reconcile their past. No issues to be raised whatsoever.
JollyRomek   
5 Aug 2015
History / The Warsaw Uprising memory. To remember who you are. [40]

Let me help you.

:-) You do not have to Vox. Basically, Poland got run over in 10 days. Then a few fighters flew for the British Air Force and a few started an uprising . Not enough, simply not enough to overcome the fact that your country (or so you believe it is seeing that you would never lose your American citizenship to become a real Pole), was overrun . That is the simple truth of it. And none of your so called friends, the Brits or French, intervened. You also were not considered to be part of the allies. In fact, your friends, the British and French, sold you to Stalin at the Crimea conference.

You think that you were heroes. But in fact, you got overrun, flew in the Air Force of a nation that sold you to communism and stayed on your knees throughout until your finally broke lose in the late 80's.
JollyRomek   
5 Aug 2015
History / When will you Poles give back German land and the cities which you robbed? [557]

Before you start your trolling, you should read a message more carefully. "Slavic names" mean Slavic names and not a "unified Slavic language".

That is only your believe. There is no such thing as a "Slavic name". There are several Slavic languages out of which names derive from. There is no unified Slavic language and hence there is no such thing as "Slavic Names". You may want to approach the Sorbs in German and tell them that it is good that Cottbus also carries the Slavic name of the city. Let's see how far you get with your argument.

Ever been to Cottbus? ........ I mean, speaking of trolling.......surely you met some Sorbs?

And I am not sure what issue you are trying to raise.

I am not trying to raise any issue. Just pointing out that your concerns about the Sorbian language and the relationship of the Sorbs with the Germans, their rights as a minority etc. are not an issue. In fact, Germany has done literally everything it can to pre-serve their rights.

I can not remember walking through Belfast and seeing double language signs anywhere. Yet, here you are, as a Brit, raising the issue of "only" three towns in Germany carrying the German and Sorb language names. The way you wrote it seemed that it was an issue for you. Seeing that you are British, perhaps you should also raise the issue of towns and signs in Northern Ireland not carrying both languages, English and Irish Gaelic?

Or do you just raise issues whenever it is suitable for you?
JollyRomek   
4 Aug 2015
History / The Warsaw Uprising memory. To remember who you are. [40]

A website source for instance might be helpful:-)

So you have or you haven't done your homework? Do you need a source for my "claim"? In other words you deny the AK's involvement in killing Jews? Ok, "show me website that proofs the holocaust"..........

Have you heard of Jews killing Poles?

Oh here we go. The Poles, main victims of the World War 2, never done anything wrong.

Nobody in the AK killed anyone but Germans.

Everybody was forced to take part in communism after the war, nobody had a choice and Poles are only victims. Not that anyone thinks that there were some Poles who took advantage of the regimes they lived under.

The poor Polish nation. Freedom fighters through and through.........
JollyRomek   
4 Aug 2015
History / The Warsaw Uprising memory. To remember who you are. [40]

History is always written by the winner, JollyRomek, you know that:-)

Never heard of Polish Underground Resistance taking hostages, then in many cases killing them, merely to shake up the other side!!

Just like you probably haven't heard of the AK killing Jews?
JollyRomek   
4 Aug 2015
History / The Warsaw Uprising memory. To remember who you are. [40]

I wonder how the Polish underground was any different to the Irish underground? One group are branded heroes, the other are branded terrorists......still fighting for their cause btw.

It is always the same people who are self-righteous and decide who is right and who is wrong. You have to love to British who support the Polish underground and condemn the Irish at the same time :)
JollyRomek   
4 Aug 2015
History / When will you Poles give back German land and the cities which you robbed? [557]

What happens at the Polish-German border is just what happened on Germany's western borders 20 years before.

That is not the right comparison. We are not talking about border towns but villages / towns far away from the border that adapt the German names next to the Polish names.
JollyRomek   
4 Aug 2015
History / When will you Poles give back German land and the cities which you robbed? [557]

Slavic names

I wasn't aware of the fact that there was such a thing as a unified "Slavic" language". Care to elaborate on that?

Until now only several Upper and Lower Lusatian towns in East Germany have retained double German/Slavic names among them Bautzen/Budyšin, Cottbus/Chóśebuz or Weißwasser/Běła Woda.

The question that springs to mind is "why should they carry two names" ? In said towns, particularly in and around Cottbus, everything is done to accomodate the Sorb minority. Being from Berlin, I know the area quite well and never felt that there was an urge for independence of Sorbian land or issues regarding equality. For as long as I can remember travelling to Cottbus I remember the double language signs.

On the Polish side of the border in Silesia there have also been developments in recent years with towns displaying both, Polish and German names, on the entry signs when driving into the town / villages.

I am not sure which issue you are trying to raise. Personally I feel that on both sides of the border the right measures are being taken to accomodate everyone and all minorities.
JollyRomek   
30 Jul 2015
History / The story about German- Polish reconciliation [194]

I would be happy if they call us Germans in the future brothers, because times are changing. The only problem that I can see are the stubborn Neo-Nazis in the East of Germany. They are disgusting.

There is absolutely no way that you are German, at least in my opinion. And if you are German, then you are a very narrow-minded German. Why? Because if you had any clue about Eastern Germany and it's relation to it's next door neighbours you wouldn't have used "Polish brothers" and "East German Nazis" in one sentence. Just for you to understand .......... there are now cities and villages that grow together as one on both sides on the border and are happy to do so. There are festivals either close to the border or on the borderline which are attended by the local youth of both countries. Silesian towns are using German names on their name plates when driving into them just as East German towns still use the German / Sorbs signs at railway stations and names signs of towns and cities.

I like President Reverend Gauck though. His powers are very limited and I certainly wouldn't call him a warmonger.

Only an idiot would call him that, someone who does not know what the powers of the German president really are. A German certainly wouldn't call him that knowing that he has literally no influence whatsoever.

However, time is needed for a true reconciliation. There was too much conspiracy against Poland by Frederic the Great in the 18th century, not even mentioning Hitler and his nazi clique.

You may talk about the past while others look to the future. Polish / German relations are at a high. Germany has recognized Poland as one of the most valuable members of the EU on numerous occasions and will continue to do so. Germans are highly appreciated in Poland and have been since I first visited Poland by myself (without my parents) in the late 1990's. If you wish, continue to talk about "time needed" and "nazi cliques" but don't be surprised when some day you wake up in reality.

You forgot to mention the Gauck's function is only a representative one.

Exactly! That is why I find it hard to believe that above posters are German. Everyone knows that the German president is a 250k a year job to shine, smile but have nothing to say job.
JollyRomek   
25 Jul 2015
Off-Topic / Who in PF votes in Polish elections? [60]

Graduates of Politechnika Gdańska

Enough to change bedsheets in UK hostels. Congratulations to your degree :-)
JollyRomek   
25 Jul 2015
Off-Topic / Who in PF votes in Polish elections? [60]

Your trolling is not worth my time.

It is not trolling Wulkan, it is a fact. I have lived in Ireland and the UK long enough (after 2004) to know what kind of Poles went there. And the general perception in your country about the people who left is the same.

So are you saying that outsiders and your own countrymen are wrong about the fact that the scum has left Poland? Why did you leave Poland? Couldn't get a job?
JollyRomek   
25 Jul 2015
Off-Topic / Who in PF votes in Polish elections? [60]

It's not important how people vote, what's important is who counts the ballots!

And that is why your statement regarding the intelligentsia does not make sense. Think before you post.
JollyRomek   
25 Jul 2015
Off-Topic / Who in PF votes in Polish elections? [60]

50%

Why do you waste your time? Anybody who claims that the intelligentsia of any ex communist country collaborated with the Soviets is an idiot. I wouldn't waste my breath on people like this,
JollyRomek   
25 Jul 2015
Off-Topic / Who in PF votes in Polish elections? [60]

Remember it was mainly the intelligentisa that collaborated with the Soviets

On the contrary. Why do you think so many people of the intelligentsia in Poland disappeared and were replaced by system conform working class people?

Honestly Polonius, that has to be the one of the most stupid comments i read in a long time.
JollyRomek   
25 Jul 2015
News / Poland Sports News [155]

Poland got Romania, Denmark, Montenegro, Armenia and Kazakhstan in the World Cup 2018 qualifier. Any thoughts? Judging by how well Poland is doing at the moment, i think they will go to Russia for the tournament.



JollyRomek   
25 Jul 2015
News / If Poland were in the Eurozone... [39]

Guys, please, read up on the initial idea of this initiative. I have said that it didn't work because it was not thought through properly. The idea was to get people back into work and after some time the companies were supposed to take workers over on normal contracts. That didn't work out as planned because companies started to look for loopholes.

The idea though was not bad. Unfortunately it was exploited and ruined.

have you worked for 1e/hour? ;)

No, I have been lucky enough to be spared. However, if I was on benefits and the job center would give me the possibility to top up my benefits and actually get off my arse to work, I would not object to it.