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Borsukrates   
29 Jan 2016
News / Poland's post-election political scene [3917]

PiS won democratic elections and +99% of their voters are happy with what they do.

LOL!! This isn't even true for people who voted for PiS. Some voted for PiS because relatively moderate Szydło, Duda were put in front and Macierewicz, Kurski, Kaczyński, Ziobro were hidden. They jumped right out after elections. Long story short, PiS deceived their own voters.

By the way, 51.6% (attendance) * 39% = 23% of people legally allowed to vote. What about the rest ?









Borsukrates   
29 Jan 2016
News / An article: NATO is the American occupation of Poland and Europe, by Mateusz Piskorski [233]

No such thing Crowie. Here in Poland, support for the EU and for NATO is particularly strong.

Yet it has to be said Jacek Bartosiak is skeptical of NATO and EU, he called them "Sick mom and father who's lost a leg". He's a really smart guy from NCSS (Narodowe Centrum Studiów Strategicznych) and I highly recommend his lectures on youtube and articles at Nowa Konfederacja website. Long story short Bartosiak says Poland can't rely much on NATO and EU and should find it's way - but it can be done, and Poland has potential to be stronger in Europe than Germany.

Russia is an aggressor again?!

Russia never stopped being an aggressor. They have very strong imperial mentality, and toothless babushkas might not have money for medicine and food but they cheer like crazy that Crimea has been captured. Recommended reading: "Imperium" by Ryszard Kapuściński.
Borsukrates   
29 Jan 2016
News / An article: NATO is the American occupation of Poland and Europe, by Mateusz Piskorski [233]

Intermarium may be a pipe dream, but keeping good relations with neighbors is a good idea in general. When Russia decides to invade, Lithuania and/or Czech Republic might want to use the opportunity to even their scores with Poland! Animosities like these bear bad fruit in times of strife. Think in the long term.

And treat neighbors with respect. Stop calling Czechs "pepiczki" (a derogatory term). As for Lithuanians, this is a photo from 2015:



It reads: "LITEWSKI CHAMIE KLĘKNIJ PRZED POLSKIM PANEM"
It translates to: "Lithuanian oaf, kneel before Polish sir!"

That's right, the commonly used word "pan" has strictly feudal etymology. Poland has tried pretty hard to polonize Lithuanians during the times of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Apparently Poles still feel superior to Lithuanians.
Borsukrates   
29 Jan 2016
Life / Why is circumcision not practiced in Poland? [675]

1. Poland has relatively cold winters, and no one likes frostbite. I mean, really - check out the list of countries where circumcision is common. It has been especially common in ancient Egypt, and all neighbors of Jews also practiced it, so circumcusion is far from "a jewish thing".

2. You can have all the benefits of circumcision by simply keeping your foreskin retracted if you wish. The skin becomes callused, keratinized and loses some sensitivity. The best part is the process is reversible, unlike with circumcishion. Washing and hygiene is not the whole story. The vast majority of sexually transmitted diseases which affect men manifest UNDER the foreskin, suggesting warmth and humidity is a factor. You can take these out of the picture by the stupidly simple method of keeping foreskin retracted. It will take about 3 weeks, because that's how long it takes for skin to replace itself. You can even do this when you develop some kind of infection and then go back to natural state.

Doctors likely won't help you with this, because they won't get paid by the pharma industry. Doctors, especially in private clinics, are in the business of selling medicine, not healing people. Try a sex shop instead. In particular, "glans rings" (Yes, you can google "glans ring" even in Poland). Another term is "foreskin retraction ring".

Another reason to avoid circumcision is you lose about 50% of your nerve endings (sensitivity in sex!!!). That's where myths like "a clitoris has 2x as many nerve endings as a whole penis" come from. This myth is especially common in US.

There are countries which know about this - especially Japan, where wearing such rings for the very purpose is common practice.

Finally, circumcision is not some kind of silver bullet, it has possible health complications. Foreskin restoration treatments are growing in popularity in US!!!

Q.E.D.
Borsukrates   
29 Jan 2016
News / An article: NATO is the American occupation of Poland and Europe, by Mateusz Piskorski [233]

After that, there would be Intermarium around Poland.

Intermarium.
In Lithuania, Poland is liked as much as devil in Częstochowa. (hint: hated). This is partially because Poland is still trying to polonize Lithuania.

Czech Republic - Czechs dislike Poland, for example because it cooperated with Nazi Germany just before WW2 and captured some Czech land. Czechs also call Poles crude and arrogant. While Czechs may share Poles' general dislike of refugees and foreigners, they would never accept Polish hegemony in the region.

Ukraine - love it or hate it, many Ukrainians dislike Poles and feel Poland betrayed Ukrainian cause (independence). Those sentiments are especially common in western Ukraine. As for the eastern parts, those are far from Poland, close to Russian Federation and therefore easy to shower with Russian propaganda.

Serbia - if you ask a Polish high school kid, he will say: "Where is Serbia ?"
Hungary - far from the geopolitical crashzone. When Russia attempts to expand west, it doesn't need to go through Hungary, but through Poland. That's why Hungary can afford to get in bed with Russia.

So, Crow. Do explain how is Poland supposed to improve its relations with Lithuania, Czech Republic and Ukraine ? Those are Poland's neighbors who dislike Poland quite a lot. How is Poland supposed to find common interests with countries like these, especially Serbia and Hungary ? Intermarium won't stick if it has no reason to stick. And what's the reason to keep it ? Sweden is a better case, because we do share geopolitical interests with Sweden, but the two countries are VERY different. Sweden prides itself as a leftist, inclusive, diverse, feminist (...) state.

It's really sad PiS is promoting the idea of Intermarium, because it has no future.
Borsukrates   
29 Jan 2016
Feedback / Why are threads deleted or send off topic list? [59]

MODERATORS! For your information, throwing threads and post around pushes Google and other indexing spiders (bots) off-balance. Google and other search engines have a hard time indexing polishforums.com . This is bad for SEO.
Borsukrates   
29 Jan 2016
News / How would Poland change for the better (or worse) under a PiS government? [257]

I'm (re)posting this here, because my thread was deleted, possibly the post was moved to an existing thread. I have no way of knowing which one, and overbearing activity of moderators thwarts Google's attempts at indexing polishforums.com

In Gdańsk, town councilmen of PiS protested against awarding Andrzej Wajda a honorary citizenship. Andrzej Wajda, 90, has received an Oscar for a movie and 4 Academy Award nominations, and has produced a number of movies of about Gdańsk and Solidarność. He is also apparently pro-PO and anti-PIS, but the fact remains he's one of most famous Poles, and PiS despises him.

Andrzej Wajda is not the only famous Pole PiS is trying to discredit. Others are:
Lech Wałęsa - former president, recipient of Nobel prize (peace). He's accused of cooperating with secret police (SB, UB...).
Wisława Szymborska - poet (deceased), recipient of Nobel prize in literature (for praising PRL - the comunist times)
Czesław Miłosz - literary Nobel and Neuestadt in literature, poet, writer, historian (of literature), translator, diplomat. Also hated by PiS, accused of cooperating with communists and "anti-Polish" works.

PiS complains about people who give Poland bad name abroad, and tarnish Poland's image. So why is PiS destroying reputation of some of most famous Poles ?
Borsukrates   
28 Jan 2016
News / Let's protest censorship in Poland's mainstream media! [74]

PO party tried to sell parts of Poland to Germans including part of Slask (Silesia) and Kaszubs

Where's your proof ?

Excuse me? Silesians, Slazacy and Kaszubi are all Polish, do not even try to separate us!

There are many in those ethnic groups who think otherwise, and in any case who gives you right to speak in their name ?
Borsukrates   
28 Jan 2016
News / How would Poland change for the better (or worse) under a PiS government? [257]

Merged: PiS town councillors from Gdańsk to protest honorary citizenship of Andrzej Wajda

1. Andrzej Wajda is one of most known Polish film directors, recipient of an Oscar and four Academy Award nominations. He's 90 year old and has a bunch of works to show.

2. Paweł Adamowicz, president of Gdańsk and councilmen from PO proposed to award Andrzej Wajda with honorary citizenship of Gdańsk. Their argumentation - Wajda promotes Gdańsk and "Solidarność" in his movies.

3. PiS councilmen in Gdańsk are protesting this. They say the award is for his political activity (Wajda actively supported the former president Bronisław Komorowski, and supports KOD - manifestations in defense of democracy after PiS won the elections). In practice, their votes won't be enough.

What's interesting here is that PiS is so angry at the most known film director of Poland. Like with everything else, they're trying to rephrase it in terms of political allegiance. It doesn't matter that yes, Wajda did make movies about Gdańsk, and yes, movies about Solidarity, and yes, he's a very good director. I can find only one explaination: envy.
Borsukrates   
28 Jan 2016
News / Let's protest censorship in Poland's mainstream media! [74]

we have a Polish party in the government

And other parties are what, Korean ?
Poland has exactly one national minority party - German Minority - and it has 1 (one) seat in Sejm. Technically Poland has 0% election treshold for national minority parties, which in spirit is meant to give all minorities a voice. In practice, the used workaround is that Poland doesn't acknowledge a nation has a minority (see - Silesians, Ślązacy, Kaszubi)
Borsukrates   
27 Jan 2016
News / Demonstrations in Poland in defence of democracy. [2554]

Every society has some people who are wealthier and more privileged than others.

But in Poland there's seething hatred towards people who can take care of themselves, and are successful. It's part of the culture. Anyone who's above the crowd needs to be taken down and smeared. It's not just businessmen, but anyone with above average intelligence, creativity, or insight.
Borsukrates   
27 Jan 2016
News / Poland's democracy defenders in Brussels turned out to be EU employees. [62]

Any proof?

The burden of proof is on the accuser. Innocent until proven guilty.
I said 2 pages ago, the journalist should post some photos, label the supposed EU employees, list the bureaucrats by name. She did none of that. All she said was "there are many... among them". Many ? How many ? Is 5 among 30 people many ? Is it 20 among 30 ?

We'll never know.
Borsukrates   
25 Jan 2016
News / Polish President vetoes PO's dingbat gender law [153]

ou still fail to define what you're trying to talk about.

"Gender ideology" - that's how strict people label relationships outside of:
one straight male + one straight female.

Also, when a man or a woman wears anything unpredictable.



Borsukrates   
23 Jan 2016
News / Demonstrations in Poland in defence of democracy. [2554]

Kaczyński is a fan of Victor Orban, among others.

Orban's party got constitutional majority - enough of parliament to change the Constitution legally.
Kaczyński's party got a majority in Sejm - but not enough to change the Constitution legally. That's why they paralyzed TK - so it's unable to rule PiS laws are unconstitutional. PiS can't change the Constitution, but now it can completely ignore it.

In practice they're going to pass Constitution-breaking laws without having the required majority. Clearly, the voters didn't like them enough to approve of their meddling with Constitution. Do you think Kaczyński cares ?
Borsukrates   
22 Jan 2016
News / Pope Francis' anti-Polish encyclical? Criticism of coal burning in Poland. [67]

I don't feel like creating a new thread for relatively minor thing.

Szyszko, minister of Environment, decided to take down some waste sorting "advertisment" videos. The offending videos not only promoted waste sorting, but also showed a prominent gay man / culinary critic Maciej Nowak. Naturally, he was outraged and said ministry of Environment won't spend money on promoting "gender" ideology.

It's nice Polish minister of Environment knows his priorities.
Borsukrates   
22 Jan 2016
News / World's 'most wanted man' (a Pole) found working at British Subway restaurant [43]

And the Polish don't want refugees !!

Many Poles who are fed up with their country migrate. They're probably not the Poles who are scared of refugees.

Why UK ? It's fairly close. Transport is good. English is the most commonly learned language in Poland. Many Poles despise Russia, have grudges against Germany, but nothing against UK. Czech Republic doesn't have so nice wages. And yes, there are already plenty of Poles in UK.
Borsukrates   
21 Jan 2016
News / Poland's democracy defenders in Brussels turned out to be EU employees. [62]

Reported by whom?

He meant "wishfulthinkedly".

Every single government increases the number of penci-pushers in Poland. Sad but true. PiS is doing it, too, to reward vassals of Jarosław Kaczyński. And I think no law will ever be passed that reduces the rights or wages of members of Sejm. They're szlachta - gentry.
Borsukrates   
21 Jan 2016
News / Poland's democracy defenders in Brussels turned out to be EU employees. [62]

There are more EU employees in Brussels than (other?) Poles, so I'm not surprised. In any case, I would appreciate if she didn't use weasel words like "w dużej mierze" (largely). How many ? Not even a rough estimate like 2/3 ? If she recognizes them, she should take several photos and label those she knows by name.

And no, it's not Targowica because I don't see any Catholic bishops.

A simple way to fix it in Poland would be cutting down bureaucracy. There are about 500,000 bureaucrats in Poland.... a 38,000,000 country.

I was referring to the trough defender leaderhip -- the Petrus, Lises, Schetynas, Kijowskis,

Maybe they're in the Warsaw marches ? I haven't seen any leader on any KOD demonstration. Just a formless mass of people.
Borsukrates   
19 Jan 2016
News / Adam Michnik awarded for integrity, professionalism and high standards. Poland's No. 1 fascist? [321]

The point that everybody here is missing on purpose

The article in Newsweek is about the plagiarism in the form of the book, and it got that right. Aside from the ethics related to plagiarism, we could talk about the ethics of describing a ruling president using language straight from crime fiction books. It's a cheap attempt at playing on reader's emotions, and influence him not by strenght of arguments but subconsciously.
Borsukrates   
18 Jan 2016
Feedback / Who is deleting my posts? [84]

The cute part is it's all done without warning or even notification. Also, moderators have "Library Mentality" - e.g. a post can only belong to a single thread (shelf) at a time, and if you use argumentation resembling content of another thread they will merrily pull your post out of context.

The upside is that paid haters from "opinion-shaping" companies are getting frustrated. When posts are shuffled around with no rhyme or reason, their links also stop working, and with no links they aren't getting paid for those posts.
Borsukrates   
18 Jan 2016
News / Is Jarosław Kaczyński the new Lech Wałęsa? [74]

Unlike power-greedy PO who had 14 of the 15 TK appointees

This came naturally as a result of staying in power for long (8 years), and except for the last 2 judges in compliance with existing law.
In any case, PO wasn't capable of forcing a judge through on its own, it needed at the very least PSL (which was in coalition with PO). The coalition meant PO couldn't go bats**t insane.

And many of the judges were approved by PiS as well. For example Jarosław Kaczyński voted for Andrzej Rzepliński, the current head of TK.
Borsukrates   
18 Jan 2016
News / Is Jarosław Kaczyński the new Lech Wałęsa? [74]

No, it was Wałęsa and a motley collection of lustration-fearing politicians

No, I mean it. The quote "Przez młodego wyjdziemy na starego" proves it. It translates to: "We'll hit the old one through the young one".

A single person accused Jarosław Wałęsa, son of the former president, of having contacts in criminal world. ABW launched investigation twice, despite very flimsy evidence (accusations by 1 person), and failed to find anything at all. That's when Jarosław Kaczyński said: "Przez młodego wyjdziemy na starego". It clearly shows his way of thinking - the goal was to discredit Lech Wałęsa, and hitting his son was just a means to it. Like, JK wanted a proof so badly that he launched a second investigation despite the first one finding nothing at all.
Borsukrates   
18 Jan 2016
News / Is Jarosław Kaczyński the new Lech Wałęsa? [74]

hate-filled, frustrated and resentful rabble

You should really, REALLY attend a KOD protest and see for yourself! All the people I've seen were calm or smiling. In fact, if you start looking for hate-filled, frustrated, resentful faces you will find the PiS cultists. But in the last few meetins in my city counter-protesters were absent.

On the last gathering there were rainbow flags, but even they failed to spark any hatred. Here and there people were giggling, pointing and laughing.