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Newsweek's The World's Best Countries (Poland ranked 29)


OP AussieSheila 5 | 75
17 Aug 2010 #31
On a more serious note while Israel has its high spots i dont see how it got the place, all others i pretty much agree with except with US, the life of an average Joe in US is not much better than in Poland.

If you set a side your anti-semitism you'll notice Israel is light years ahead of many EU countries in technology, innovation and healthcare. its not surprising millions of Arabs are dying to get in there.

Average Joe in US can afford to eat 3 big mac meals aday, average Pawel cannot afford one big mac meals a week. Yes, I've been to Poland and I know how poor the people are (no offense there).
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Aug 2010 #32
Average Joe in US can afford to eat 3 big mac meals aday, average Pawel cannot afford one big mac meals a week.

I think the fact that an average Joe in the US would eat 3 big mac meals a day, proves the low quality of food and therefore living.
OP AussieSheila 5 | 75
17 Aug 2010 #33
Big Mac meal is considered a luxury food in Poland, regardless of the quality.
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 12,319
17 Aug 2010 #34
If you set a side your anti-semitism you'll notice Israel is light years ahead of many EU countries in technology, innovation and healthcare.

Oh please...

They can't even care properly for their holocaust survivors....the country survives on billions of aid from the US, Germany and other countries.
Go and read the JP and others and you will see the begging ads for donation for their hungry children.
Do you have an idea what a toll their military and the ever growing crowd of non-working haredim takes on this society???

"Lightyears ahead!" my ass...you couldn't be more wrong!

Every chance they have on keeping up with the West are all the Jews growing up, living, studying and working in the advanced West.
Because their home grown sabras, arabs and torah studying orthodox are for sure not going to cut it!
zetigrek
17 Aug 2010 #35
Yes, I've been to Poland and I know how poor the people are (no offense there).

Just for 9 days and mostly in train?

Stop feeding that troll. Don't you remember: Poland-My 9 day experience???
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Aug 2010 #36
Big Mac meal is considered a luxury food in Poland, regardless of the quality.

Luxury food?
It's not really considered 'food', never mind 'luxurious'.
It's fast food for crying out softly, Poland has a huge culinary history with fresh produce sold in markets in almost every town.
You should watch supersize me:
youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I1Lkyb6SU5U
pgtx 30 | 3,156
17 Aug 2010 #37
Big Mac meal is considered a luxury food in Poland

hahaha... you can't be serious!
tow_stalin - | 57
17 Aug 2010 #38
Big Mac meal is considered a luxury food in Poland, regardless of the quality.

buahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha :)

c'mon sheila, give us more of your wisdom, hahahahahahahaha :)
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
17 Aug 2010 #39
I think the fact that an average Joe in the US would eat 3 big mac meals a day, proves the low quality of food and therefore living.

Exactly, no one in their right mind would prefer fast food, for good old fashioned home cooking, much more fresh and healthy. fast food is cheap, for 5 dollars you get a whole meal at McDonalds, for 5 bucks you can't even buy a nice raw steak at the market, then you need to buy potatoes, side dishes. Home cooking is more expensive and time consuming, but healthier. Not many young people in Poland with multiple "rolls" on their stomachs.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
17 Aug 2010 #40
for 5 bucks you can't even buy a nice raw steak at the market

a good steak at a restaurant costs min. $30... plus the sides... (in TX)
szarlotka 8 | 2,208
17 Aug 2010 #41
Yes, but a steak in Texas is, at a minimum, half a cow.
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
17 Aug 2010 #42
a good steak at a restaurant costs min. $30... plus the sides... (in TX)

i know, i said you can't even buy a good raw steak at a market, a supermarket, to take home and make it yourself, it's like 10 bucks.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Aug 2010 #43
Average Joe in US can afford to eat 3 big mac meals aday, average Pawel cannot afford one big mac meals a week. Yes, I've been to Poland and I know how poor the people are (no offense there).

There is a Big Mac Index

United States $ 3.57

Poland Zloty $2.4386 People Purchasing Power=2.13

Does that say that Polish People Purchasing Power means they can buy 2.13 more than in the U.S.? Or have I got that arse over elbow?
OP AussieSheila 5 | 75
17 Aug 2010 #44
Home cooking is more expensive and time consuming, but healthier. Not many young people in Poland with multiple "rolls" on their stomachs.

Certainly NOT in Poland. A big mac meal cost around 15 Zloty in Poland, and my Polish friend said they can feed at least 3 or 4 people by cooking at home with that amount of money based on their income. I am not surprised they never wanted to eat at any Polish restaurant cause they love mc Donalds and KFC more than anything else.
zetigrek
17 Aug 2010 #45
Of course that in Poland its more cost-effective to cook at home. We have cheap igredients so cooking by your own really saves money. But I woudn't say that buying a humburger for 15 zł is something ppl can't affort... its just plain stupid to lose money for something like that. it's even better to buy full meal for 15 zl which will make you fully satiated than a hamburger from McDonalds which don't make you feel full. So that's the reason buying fast food is more occasionally, when you going out with pals etc. I heard that in the USA its more expensive to cook at home than eating fast food, is that true?
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 12,319
17 Aug 2010 #46
Average Joe in US can afford to eat 3 big mac meals aday, average Pawel cannot afford one big mac meals a week. Yes, I've been to Poland and I know how poor the people are (no offense there).

PS: Having to eat 3 big macs and being fat are no signs of health or wealth....often quite the contrary...Fatties often just can't afford the more healthier but also more expensive fruits and veggies.

Yeah...you should really watch "Oversized me"...it's an eye opener to the fast food society.
zetigrek
17 Aug 2010 #47
"oversized me"

you mean "supersize me"?
mephias 11 | 304
17 Aug 2010 #48
and my Polish friend said they can feed at least 3 or 4 people by cooking at home with that amount of money based on their income

Ah again your mysterious Polish friends who are starving to death. Why don't you try to be honest and explain the real story. Your Polish BF cheat you ? Some schoold children had fun with you ? Some old people throw a brick on your head ?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Aug 2010 #49
Poland Zloty $2.4386 People Purchasing Power=2.13

Can someone explain the PPP thing to me, please?

(I love quoting myself:)
zetigrek
17 Aug 2010 #51
Can someone explain the PPP thing to me, please?

no. we all are bad in maths ;P
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
17 Aug 2010 #52
We have cheap igredients

cheap good healthy ingredients, not cheap as in bottom shelf off brand crap. if it costs less in Poland that is, and it's healthier home cooking, why on earth would anyone want McDonalds, to pay more for fatty fast food? I think people in Poland who are so anxious to eat at McDonalds or KFC are the ones that wanna fit in, with that whole western thing, do as they do out west, which isn't of course always the better way, as in this example.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
17 Aug 2010 #53
"Oversized me".

"supersize me"?

i mean, who can really eat one pound of french fries with a half pound of meat between 4 buns and a half gallon on soda... ?

after eating that you should get a free ride to the closest ER...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Aug 2010 #54
I think people in Poland who are so anxious to eat at McDonalds or KFC are the ones that wanna fit in, with that whole western thing, do as they do out west, which isn't of course always the better way, as in this example.

Ah, I wouldn't read too much in to it.
I think some members of society like junk food, sometimes.

Home cooking can be very cheap here and very healthy and tasty and people do not go out to any kind of restaurants much but that is changing.

no. we all are bad in maths ;P

Looks that way alright, at least I am not alone, there are 5..no, no 7 of us here ;P

i mean, who can really eat one pound of french fries with a half pound of meat between 4 buns and a half gallon on soda... ?

Nut what a high standard of living they must have :D :D :D
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
17 Aug 2010 #55
i mean, who can really eat one pound of french fries with a half pound of meat between 4 buns and a half gallon on soda... ?

Me, I have the big problem of the fact that there is a McDonalds, Burgerking (superb), chippy and Indian right across the road where I work. So my whole diet during a normal working day varies from lovely burgers to stinging hot curries :) I eat like a horse but still not a fatty... my dad was the same until he quit the army and turned 50...big fella now like :D
zetigrek
17 Aug 2010 #56
Pack of cigarettes = 11 zł

Some ppl smoke two packs a day... how can they afford it??? 22 zł a day?! ;P

*curiouse...*
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
17 Aug 2010 #57
11 zł

11??? I'm still "importing" them for 8.70z's a pack. What fags are they?
OP AussieSheila 5 | 75
17 Aug 2010 #58
I think Mc Donalds meals are probably healthier than those pig fat, sausages and processed meat eaten by average poles. Just my opinion, feel free to offer the calories count if you got the facts.
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
17 Aug 2010 #59
Home cooking can be very cheap here and very healthy and tasty and people do not go out to any kind of restaurants much but that is changing.

Of course, why wouldn't they want to, it's nice to eat out, not stand over the fumes cooking the food and eventually loosing all taste of the food you made for yourself. But eating at a good restaurant not fast food joint. Upper middle class and upper class Americans have 10 thousand dollar Viking refrigerators that are completely empty lol, they never eat at home, always out.
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
17 Aug 2010 #60
Big Mac meal is considered a luxury food in Poland, regardless of the quality.

Trollish troll is trolling.


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