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Posts by Ozi Dan  

Joined: 22 Nov 2007 / Male ♂
Last Post: 17 Feb 2016
Threads: Total: 26 / Live: 17 / Archived: 9
Posts: Total: 569 / Live: 349 / Archived: 220
From: Australia
Speaks Polish?: No
Interests: Martial arts, fishing, reading, the Napoleonic wars, my missus, Poland, cars......

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Ozi Dan   
13 Dec 2007
Genealogy / Polish looks? [1366]

So, all you experts, what do you think? :-)

Were you in the Bangles?

Sorry, just kidding! Nice picture
Ozi Dan   
16 Dec 2007
Australia / I got assignment for Community and Family Studies about Polish Culture in Australia. [7]

Hey guys!

I'm currently in year 12, and doing my major IRP assignment for Community and Family Studies.

I'd be happy to help, but the info would be from my dad as I was born in Oz. When do you need this by?

I suggest you go to your local Polish club. I'm sure some of the oldies would be happy to chat to you.
Ozi Dan   
20 Jan 2008
History / What was the culture of Poland prior to the advent of Catholicism? [17]

Gday mate

There is a good book called "World of the Ancient Slavs". It's been years, but I'm pretty sure itdeals witht he period youre after. I cant remember the author. The book is a large hard cover one.

Also try Norman Davies' various publications on Poland, but in particular "God's playground". Hope that helps
Ozi Dan   
20 Jan 2008
Travel / Fishing in Poland - where to go, what to catch? [71]

Hi all,

The missus and I will be travelling to Poland in about June or July this year. Are there any keen anglers out there who can tell me where/where not to go, what I can catch, rigs to use etc?? Thanks for the help.
Ozi Dan   
21 Jan 2008
Travel / Fishing in Poland - where to go, what to catch? [71]

Thanks guys,

We'll probably go to Warsaw and that area. I'd like to visit Stanislawow, as that's where we're from, so around there too if there's any rivers or lakes nearby.

What is a szczupak?

I'm strictly a catch and release fisherman if anyone's worried about telling me of a spot to go.

I take it most of the fishing would be fresh water based too.

I was even thinking of doing a spot of small game (rabbits, pheasants etc) hunting if I get the time.
Ozi Dan   
21 Jan 2008
Travel / Fishing in Poland - where to go, what to catch? [71]

UK, thanks for the information. I'm a bit disturbed anbout what some of the shooters are doing in Poland - that's simply atrocious. It's sometimes the same story here in Aus - some idiot shoots a kangaroo or something. They ususally do it with bows and arrows though.

If there's hardly any game left in Poland, I certainly won't add to the problem then. I used to shoot clay pigeons. Also used to shoot my friends DE.50 - very noisy.

Cheers, Dan
Ozi Dan   
21 Jan 2008
Travel / Fishing in Poland - where to go, what to catch? [71]

Thanks again for the info guys.

Sadek, thanks for the link. I think seeing that website puts me off having a hunt in Poland. 800 pheasants in one day - disgusting. Wonder how long that will be sustainable.
Ozi Dan   
21 Jan 2008
Travel / Fishing in Poland - where to go, what to catch? [71]

I think I'll now stick to observing Poland's wildlife rather than shooting at it!

I'm glad to hear that Pl has taken steps to ensure the wildlife is protected.

Fishing's still on my list though. I've seen pictures of massive sturgeon caught in some of Poland's rivers - are these still around?
Ozi Dan   
21 Jan 2008
Travel / Fishing in Poland - where to go, what to catch? [71]

brits know sth about it

Ha ha! No they dont! I used to watch British fishing shows on cable TV. All the Poms used to catch is smelly carp, catfish or other tiny fish.

Here's a link to a site showing some of the fish I used to catch near the area I used to live-

fishingnoosa.com.au/Page29.htm

You going anywhere near Lapsze Nizne or Nowy Targ???

Not sure Senor Cat. I'll have to check to see where these towns are. I want to go to Warsaw as we have family there, and also Stanislawow, as that's where the family originally came from. I'll let you know.
Ozi Dan   
21 Jan 2008
Travel / Fishing in Poland - where to go, what to catch? [71]

6 ft catfish

Wow - that's a big one.

The biggest I caught was about 3 feet long. It weighed about 15kg. I caught it on 8lb line. It took me about 45 minutes to land it - it was pulling the boat we were on!. I was really disappointed it was a cat fish, because i thought I'd hooked a big jewfish.
Ozi Dan   
21 Jan 2008
Australia / Anyone from Sydney, Australia? [44]

Polish Club in Ashfield 73 Norton st. Ashfield.

I went there years ago. The food's great.
Ozi Dan   
24 Jan 2008
Life / Polish Hip Hop [46]

quote=BubbaWoo] over twenty years of listening to live hip hop in countries all over the world [/quote]

Have you seen Run DMC or Grandmaster Flash live mate?
Ozi Dan   
26 Jan 2008
Life / Polish Hip Hop [46]

run dmc in brixton academy

Saw them in my city in 1998. Me and my buddy were in the front row (small venue). Runny Ray - what a cracker he is. We watched him try to chat a girl up in the foyer but she didnt know who he was so she brushed him. We got him and the Hollis crew to sign our tshirts after that -we got JMJ's and DMC's sigs as well. Got my picture taken with DMC as well!! What a night - can still hear that first scratch blast thru the speaker on 'Mary Mary'!
Ozi Dan   
29 Feb 2008
Australia / I would love to meet Poles living in Sydney [56]

Hi guys,

I received an invite through my PM. Thanks a lot for thinking about me, but I'm in Qld, so I cant make it. Bummer! Have a vodka for me!!
Ozi Dan   
6 Mar 2008
Genealogy / Polish looks? [1366]

I tried to post a piccy of me but admin deleted it because they said I'm just too good looking!!

Nice one admin.

You'll have to settle for one of my grandfather instead who looks a bit like me but not as good. It's the one on my avatrar but a bit bigger



Ozi Dan   
6 Mar 2008
UK, Ireland / Polish and Irish should love each other [65]

I agree, particularly in respect of the Irish. Poles should remember the assistance the Irish gave to the Poles in their insurrections
Ozi Dan   
11 Mar 2008
History / Sarmatism in Poland [105]

Whatever happened to the Sarmatians? Where did they go?

Can anyone trace their family roots to Sarmatians?
Ozi Dan   
30 Mar 2008
UK, Ireland / I have concerns over the British immigration policy so I wrote to my MP. [126]

I wish this forum had an MP to write to. I'd complain about all the English that have invaded this forum, stealing our posting space, being rude and generally doing what the Poms do best - whinge.

We've got lots of you guys in Australia and Ive worked with heaps of them - they were generally lazy and inept at the quite simple manual tasks they were given. Poms are accepted though in Australia. I wonder if anyone would notice the Poles in the UK if they had English accents? Probably not.

Remember - 1940's England. Lots of Poles then - fighting for you - keeping your children safe - committed to helping you. Perhaps if the debt had been repaid in kind there wouldn't be this influx for obvious reasons.
Ozi Dan   
31 Mar 2008
UK, Ireland / I have concerns over the British immigration policy so I wrote to my MP. [126]

remember 1942 aus,lots of "POMS" fighting to save your grubby dusty little island from the nips.....

You again (audible groan)!? You're like that Neville Nobody know it all kid in school who piped in to every conversation with an obscure tid bit of knowledge that no one really cared about or wanted to know. Bloody Pomgolian.

The Aussie diggers did just fine without any help from the Poms thank you very much - we actually lost heaps of good soldiers due to British incompetence (again) resulting in the fall of Singapore.

Don't call my country grubby and dusty. Just because you frantically wiki'd Australia and came up with Ayers Rock doesn't mean it's so.

they have all gone to England in an attempt to sink it.

Is it a case of the sins of the father being visited upon the son?

In actual fact, very few Poles died in active service in World War 2. A few died from 'friendly fire' as the Russians had to fight their way westwards through Warsaw towards Berlin but the truth is, most died from natural causes in the labour camps from dysentery and other common diseases.

Are you deluded? You must be.
Ozi Dan   
31 Mar 2008
UK, Ireland / I have concerns over the British immigration policy so I wrote to my MP. [126]

thats Uhlarhu or some such you colonialist invador

Now that's just silly Issy. Just between you and me, we both know it was the Poms that invaded Australia (*whispers loudly* Australia wasnt actually a nation til 1901).

Kangaroo shagger,kidnapped any Aborigional kids lately?

Ha ha! Scathing!! I'm picturing a pasty faced Pom with a Spandau Ballet t shirt on waving a fist at the computer screen and the other arthritic hand feebly clutching a glass of warm beer with tobacco dregs. Did I strike a nerve Issy?

You'll keep mate.
Ozi Dan   
31 Mar 2008
UK, Ireland / I have concerns over the British immigration policy so I wrote to my MP. [126]

weather tanned

*whispers* The lights from your monitor arent really the suns rays Issy.

Spandau Ballet

Sorry, I meant Dead or Alive ;-)

No sh*t,you dont say,wow...so the ethnic cleansing of the aborigionals and the forced seperation of children from parents happened for 70 odd years under an indipendant Aussie government did it? Ok,youve got the moral high ground back and no mistake.....

Once again you take a post and bend it your own ends. Not surprised really. The warms beer's getting to your head - watch those menthol dregs - they make my head spin too.
Ozi Dan   
1 Apr 2008
History / "SOLIDARNOŚĆ" is just a word for Polish people? [47]

I dont think it was just a word. I recall being very young when Solidarnosc inundated Poland. My dad was very happy - you couldn't tear him away from his Solidarnosc t shirt.

I see it as a metaphor for something that Poland did for themselves that really meant something - perhaps akin to the US Bill of Rights?
Ozi Dan   
3 Apr 2008
History / "SOLIDARNOŚĆ" is just a word for Polish people? [47]

Does that song go on about 'we of the first brigade..duh duh regiment of fire power...duh, duh, we've thrown ourselves into the fire?'

Issy - I told you you were a menthol smoker. Is there a Spandau Ballet t-shirt lurking under that uniform ;-)
Ozi Dan   
8 Apr 2008
UK, Ireland / I have concerns over the British immigration policy so I wrote to my MP. [126]

You made some good points Seanus.

The question I have to the British who have problems with immigration is this - how has the immigration effected you in a personal and negative way such that you see fit to complain about it. If the answer is it hasn't, then aren't your complaints disingenuous?
Ozi Dan   
9 Apr 2008
UK, Ireland / I have concerns over the British immigration policy so I wrote to my MP. [126]

Not if you believe we live in a society with a culture rather than a multicultural society.

That's a little bit old fashioned isn't it?

My question was directed to how has immigration effected you personally. I'm trying to get some real answers, rather than deflections.
Ozi Dan   
9 Apr 2008
UK, Ireland / I have concerns over the British immigration policy so I wrote to my MP. [126]

Its multiculturalism thats old fashioned and has been proclaimed a failure even amongst many liberals.

Wow - monoculturalism here in Aus was a dinosaur of the 50's and 60's - there was a brief resurgence in the late 1990's with the conservative right wing One Nation party, but it suffered the demise it deserved.

Something doesnt have to effect you directly and negatively for you have a right to be concerned about it.

I take your point, but my question wasn't focussed on the answer you gave. I was getting to the point that some people here have complaints and such strong feelings that the inference to be drawn is that they have suffered personally and negatively - I was curious if that was the case, or if they were just being disingenuous and jumping on the bandwagon.