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cms neuf   
7 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

Tight t shirt wearing amphetamine taking nationalists - I know 3 or 4, plus a few down the gym that I am on nodding terms with

Older people with mildly nationalist views - lots

Weird PiS types - maybe 20 or 30 though they are disappearing form Warsaw business circles or at least not vocal about their views.
cms neuf   
6 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

It's ludicrous and even insulting to be here in Poland and compare the EU to communism

I have never encountered someone Polish who knew communism who would make that comparison.

When Poles do complain it's either about immigration or bureaucracy.

As for NATO, well it's not so bad - it would prevent Russia from trying to illegally occupy other countries, just like it illegally occupies Crimea.
cms neuf   
6 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

People dying of cigarettes in Poland - about 50.000 a year
People dying the instant that they ignite a cigarette - zero
People killed by speeding cars in bad weather - about 1000 a year

You keep using stupid examples to prove your point
cms neuf   
6 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

Right. What is your explanation for the dramatic increase in living standards since 2004 in Poland, Czech, Hungary etc and why didn't it happen in Moldova or Ukraine or Serbia ?
cms neuf   
6 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

Well we do remember the days when the Soviets were telling us how to organize our economy - queuing for ugly shoes at 5am in winter.

We know bitter Cuban oranges are a luxury only given to you guys in victory day but since joining the EU we get fat Spanish ones, we don't have to stand in line and we don't need any stupid coupons for them
cms neuf   
6 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

You have some alternative explanations then Spike ? Backed up by some evidence ?

The same trend in rising living standards has been observed at all the other new entrants in 2004. So that is correlation x 10
cms neuf   
6 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

Is there any Pole who can read and would deny that unemployment has fallen since 2004, that wages have gone up and that jobs created has gone up ?
cms neuf   
6 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

It is not simply because they can work in McDonalds in London or get a nicer airport. All Poles know that EU membership has created many more jobs in Poland and increased living standards hugely since 2004 (did you see what Poland was like pre EU ?)

You got your Brexit so lets see how it works out for you.
cms neuf   
5 Jan 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

It is shocking and I thought one of the reasons for this national quarantine was to make a big step forward on vaccinating the health workers and old people. Just like the first lockdown it looks like it will be wasted time
cms neuf   
3 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

I know Moscow is a long way inside Russia but have you ever visited a Polish border ?

Goods and people go on the same road.

Not all goods are in trucks - many are in small vans and cars

Not all economic activity is goods.

Still where you come from you are probably thinking only about heavy up industry - pig iron, dirty brown coal and some rusty Samara state of the art cars
cms neuf   
2 Jan 2021
News / Poles say a big YES to our European Union [711]

The main Pakistani immigration to the UK was many years before 2004 - in the 60s and 70s. The majority of British Muslims have been born in the UK - so they are more British than you are American.
cms neuf   
1 Jan 2021
Travel / Travel to Poland from the UK? (COVID time) [47]

gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel

Here are the people who can enter Poland - At the moment you probably don't meet any of those criteria, but wait a few hours and someone who has first hand experience may reply
cms neuf   
1 Jan 2021
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Yes it's possible - the UK has been vaccinating 50k a day in average

Poland only started 3 days ago. There are 800 points working so that's about 50 a day in each point, or 4 per hour.

I know maths isn't a strong point for you but these mass vaccinations need to hit fingers of 100k plus per day. If it's only 40k a day then it would take 1000 days to vaccinate everyone- that's 3 years
cms neuf   
31 Dec 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

It was on the Polish news tonight - Polsat probably. Your table shows Poland one day behind
cms neuf   
31 Dec 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

I thought it was 80k in Poland ?

Britain approved the vaccine 3 weeks earlier
cms neuf   
31 Dec 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

In Poland they are going at quite a good pace - as quick as most other European countries
cms neuf   
30 Dec 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

That stuff is from July - while obesity has an effect it is more like a 40 percent extra risk, not 3x.

If you don't want to take the vaccine that's fine - it's not mandatory
cms neuf   
28 Dec 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

Not in Poland - the rate of deaths over official cases is much more alarming. Somewhere around 4 percent in this second wave. Of course neither figure is robaboy correct but it's all we have to go on.

Sorry about your dziadek - sucks that you cannot say goodbye properly.
cms neuf   
18 Dec 2020
Off-Topic / Stock Market Talk 2020+ [137]

Overall it's bad news for the WSE - CD Projekt was one of only a few big listings in recent years, the others Allegro and Dino have done pretty well but have some curious accounting.

The exchange needs some good private companies because PiS is wrecking the public ones like PZU, Orlen, Pekao and KGHM by filling their boards with rural politicians and by extracting a lot of cash from them. A few more years of this and you can add the stock market to the list of institutions trashed by Kaczynski
cms neuf   
17 Dec 2020
Life / Covid vaccination for foreigners in Poland? [25]

I think it probably will be available privately some time in late spring - maybe a Chinese or Indian version. - that's just my feeling though, no official information about that,

An alternative is that the govt are so desperate for cash that they start offering a paid service for a high amount
cms neuf   
16 Dec 2020
Work / After Masters in Management, Job Opportunities in Poland ? [34]

You should give some more info to get a useful answer

- are you an EU citizen ?
- do you speak Polish ?
- is there any special part of management that you are good at / interested in ?
- have you got some IT skills ?
- have you got some finance background ?

The more answers that are Yes the easier it will be for you - before Covid there was a lot of work in outsourcing and SSC business, but it will be more difficult now
cms neuf   
16 Dec 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

I don't compute Mafketis - if you have the jab (sorry!) it reduces your chance of getting ill by 80 percent. If it does nothing else it will free up beds and if everyone gets it then why do we need isolation any more ?
cms neuf   
13 Dec 2020
News / Coronavirus in Poland [6447]

If the govt can make laws to close pubs then they can make laws to open clinics and requisition them if needed.

Failing that then do it in vaccine lorries like the rabies ones we used to have. In the US they are doing them in Walmart.

If the public health system can only do it by autumn that is a gap that the market will fill - maybe it won't just be abortions that people travel to Czech for