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Posts by jonni  

Joined: 27 Nov 2007 / Male ♂
Last Post: 9 Mar 2011
Threads: Total: 16 / Live: 13 / Archived: 3
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From: Warszawa
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jonni   
9 Mar 2011
Genealogy / looking for Bagadinski, Bagadzinska, Berglind [17]

Bzibzioh is right - it doesn't look like anything. I thought the same about the religion bit. Did you have the passport read by one of those optical character readers? They often produce odd results.

Perhaps you could scan the original - many people here are OK with the Russian Alphabet.

Gronobicherkoe (from the last syllable) sounds like a village, though not necessarily in Poland. Oushinu could be anything.
jonni   
8 Mar 2011
Life / Want to watch BBC iplayer in Poland? [59]

Us suckers still here pay the license so you can watch Holby City in Poland

It was a cable station - we paid for it in our cable subscribtion to the cable company who had to pay the BBC for it. Without overseas sales (a huge part of the BBC's revenue), either the license fee would be higher, the programmes worse, or they'd have to run adverts. Or all three.

Anyway, a lot of the content on BBC Prime was bought in from ITV and the BBC franchise that you get in Poland now has adverts.
jonni   
8 Mar 2011
News / Polish PM Tusk- dictator or not? What Poles think? [374]

I don't know much about Korwin-Mikke stabbing incident - but what I gather from the covering on the internet he haven't stabbed himself but was attacked by somebody he later wouldn't name

I remember it well, sirens, police and all - I was about a coiple of hundred metres away at the time. I wasn't an eye-witness, but others were.

Not that long after the election campaign when every other lamp post was covered in stickers about firing 'scaredy cats' from the army and bringing back hanging.
jonni   
8 Mar 2011
Off-Topic / How would Poles react to a visit from Queen Elizabeth? [72]

The british still occupy northern Ireland

A strange sort of occupation when they vote in free and fair elections every five years. Mind you, the majority elect parties who want to stay in the UK, not join with the Republic...
jonni   
8 Mar 2011
Off-Topic / How would Poles react to a visit from Queen Elizabeth? [72]

I expect that Queen Elizabeth retinue would involve some heavy knights, miladies

Undoubtedly. Some of them very heavy, but not so good in battle.

and a clown

I didn't know she was bringing Cameron!
jonni   
8 Mar 2011
Life / 'Whites only' nightclubs in Warsaw? [51]

So knock off the 'junglebunny stuff'. Really. It's on a par with wearing a baseball cap, eating Goracy Kubek and watching Britain/America/Poland's Got Talent.
jonni   
8 Mar 2011
News / Polish PM Tusk- dictator or not? What Poles think? [374]

where? - on my blog

You do realise, that every word you post here makes it to the search engines, and will be around for a long, long time. But political blogs? TL:DR!
jonni   
8 Mar 2011
News / Polish PM Tusk- dictator or not? What Poles think? [374]

how do you spread stuff on the internet tell me

Post trash, especially alleging conspiracies, hoping people will believe it. Even better if they're long-winded posts concerning the media. That's how.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
Life / 'Whites only' nightclubs in Warsaw? [51]

only black males who choose to offend white guys by visiting clubs in a white country just to chase their girls.

What about white men and black women?
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
Life / Want to watch BBC iplayer in Poland? [59]

It just seemed too much of a coincidence since it happened at exactly the time I installed expat shield, and there's a bit written on the internet about it. Expat shield is two programs in one, and it's the second of the two that causes the problem.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
News / Polish PM Tusk- dictator or not? What Poles think? [374]

you may have never heard of filled voting cards in dumps found in the next voievodship but I have (recently - can't give the written source now but it was reported somewhere - and I heard it from somebody)

"I heard it from somebody". Then go to the EU - they have a whole department for this, or the prosecutor, or the Constitutional Tribunal. Contact the media even.

Or hey, why not just spread stuff on the internet?
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
UK, Ireland / UK: How to create a perfect scapegoat? [54]

Is this really a necessary condition to gain British citizenship?

No.

By sending her a nice card, or buying her a present

A nice idea. Send the present to me and I'll check if it's suitable to pass on to Her Majesty. 'She' like's' 22 carat gold.

does a British secret service agent telephone the prospective citizen and pose as a monarch from another country, like Juan Carlos of Spain, and say mean stuff about Liz to see if the prospective citizen objects?

All the time, works a treat.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
News / Polish PM Tusk- dictator or not? What Poles think? [374]

pretty interesting who this man votes for

Some conservative nationalist party, probably, if he votes at all. Having a barking mad neighbour like that who briefly got to be premier doesn't exactly inspire faith in politicians.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
News / Polish PM Tusk- dictator or not? What Poles think? [374]

Korwin-Mikke? The guy who stabbed himself then blamed it on a mystery Chinese assassin!

Some of these nutjobs just can't accept an election result unless they agree with it. Shows how much, when it comes down to basics, they hate Poland.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
Life / 'Whites only' nightclubs in Warsaw? [51]

First and foremost I'm Polish (birth and citizen) and second Poles are known in the UK, USA, Ireland and everywhere else not to like those people.

Kind of pushes all the buttons for some of those stereotypes floating around the US. Don't they use the term "dumb Polack"? Sad to see you're admitting it's true.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
News / Polish PM Tusk- dictator or not? What Poles think? [374]

The man is clearly mentally ill - you don't need to know much to know that he's having a very real public breakdown - and what's he going to be like after they lose yet again in the election this year?

A (staunchly conservative and Catholic) friend who has spent most of his life living a few doors down from him says exactly that. He is mad as hatter and unpleasant with it.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
Life / 'Whites only' nightclubs in Warsaw? [51]

I'm sure many white guys care if a negroe walks away with a hot white chick.

Only the insecure and inadequate ones.

Just like blacks in Africa will not like it when white guys would come to their area and date their chicks.

You think so? Why don't you stick to Belgian girls then - assuming they don't run away from you like the Polish ones do. Creepy.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
Life / 'Whites only' nightclubs in Warsaw? [51]

that could also be a reason...

But if they were both wearing them?

Have you ever seen a black guy in Poland walking with a male white friend?

Yes, often.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
News / Polish PM Tusk- dictator or not? What Poles think? [374]

KaczyƄski mentioned a figure of 2 million non-valid votes in the last municipal and regional elections

If there was a grain of truth in your suggestion that there is electoral fraud, Kaczynski would never have shut up about it and used every lawyer at his disposal, plus the EU's electoral observers to create the biggest sh1tstorm he could manage.
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
Life / 'Whites only' nightclubs in Warsaw? [51]

The latter cannot be tolerated.

Nobody except you cares.

Europe for Europeans!

Or Poland for Poles? Go back to Belgium fast!
jonni   
7 Mar 2011
Life / Want to watch BBC iplayer in Poland? [59]

There was a really good one with huge bandwidth mentioned here about a year or so ago. I used it during the free trial and it worked like a dream.