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What do the Poles hate and love about the U.S.?


beckski 12 | 1,617
17 Oct 2009 #31
The weather - your choice of Arizona Desert

Now you're talking man. I love Arizona trips off the beaten path. Those fantastic journies make me feel like I'm lost in time.
segan
23 Jan 2010 #32
poles love to live illegally hence most get busted without visa in the US emabassy..hheheheh
f stop 25 | 2,513
23 Jan 2010 #33
What I love about US is the ease of everyday life. It's also a reason for a lot of what's wrong with this country.

Saw a bumper sticker last night: "I'm not bossy, I just know what you should be doing". haha ha.
rich55 3 | 49
23 Jan 2010 #34
I love the fact that the US is 3,000 miles from Europe which means the majority of Americans who have made the effort to come here to study or work tend to be the more open-minded and intelligent ones (I'm not including the loud 'see-Europe-in-a-week' American tourists). I can pretend that the idiotic politicians, movie stars, rappers, religious nuts, rednecks et al exist only in a little world inside that TV sitting in the corner of my room....

Oops, just realised that this thread is aimed at Poles, which I'm not (English, actually) but maybe Polish people have a similar view as mine...? I'll post it anyway... ;)
krysia 23 | 3,058
23 Jan 2010 #35
I've heard Poles say that what they like in America is the service in restaurants, hospitals, stores, they are more polite than in Poland. In America the customer always comes first and Poles see that difference when they come here. They smile and wish you a nice day which in Poland is rarely heard. They like America because people have more freedom, they can own wooded property where in Poland only very few people can own property with woods. They like America because when they come here they can earn "dollars" and send them home.

What they don't like and can't get used to America is that they have to obey the law. When there is a stop sign, you have to obey and stop even though there is nothing coming. In Poland many people disregard the sign because there is nothing coming so why should they stop? Poles don't like that everything in America is taxed. They want to buy something and when they go to the checkout there is added tax.

Some like the churches in the US, some don't because here we have carpets and bathrooms in churches, where in Poland there is no such thing.

They hate it when they can't get a credit card in the US when they have no credit history and don't understand how to get a credit history when they can't get a credit card.

They don't like the inches, yard, Fareinhart, miles, pounds etc and try to convert everything into metric system.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
23 Jan 2010 #36
What they don't like and can't get used to America is that they have to obey the law. When there is a stop sign, you have to obey and stop even though there is nothing coming. In Poland many people disregard the sign because there is nothing coming so why should they stop?

LOL I suppose hence the expression “California Stop”, because Poles in Wisconsin don’t stop at the Stop Sign.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353
23 Jan 2010 #37
Poles in Wisconsin don’t stop at the Stop Sign.

I always stop when in WI, my brother might be driving down the other road.
f stop 25 | 2,513
23 Jan 2010 #38
In my neck of the woods, when cops have nothing to do, they hide around the stop sign intersections and gather revenue for the town.

Somewhat related: a friend of mine told me a story about riding a bike in Daytona last weekend: late at night, no cars in sight, just him at a traffic light and a cop car parked caddy corner from him, the light was weight-controlled and would not turn, so after twenty minutes of my friend rolling the bike back and forth along the sensor, he runs the light. Cop, with a big smile on his face, followed him gave him a ticket.
krysia 23 | 3,058
25 Jan 2010 #39
after twenty minutes of my friend rolling the bike back and forth along the sensor, he runs the light. Cop, with a big smile on his face, followed him gave him a ticket.

Aww that's not fair. What was he suppose to do after 20 minutes? What if he had to go to the bathroom? He should have gone down the sidewalk then cross.
DaWee - | 2
26 Jan 2010 #40
Hate : That Americans keep saying that they saved us in WWII
Love : (I live in AZ) That you get lots of oppotrunities :)
scrappleton - | 829
26 Jan 2010 #41
Hate : That Americans keep saying that they saved us in WWII

Well, go back home then you won't hear it. I don't think we saved anybody but it's kind of sad limeys call us fat and stupid all day and then brag about some "special relationship".
krysia 23 | 3,058
26 Jan 2010 #42
That Americans keep saying that they saved us in WWII

Yeah go back home then you won't hear it. Lol
Ironside 51 | 11,337
26 Jan 2010 #43
Yeah

yeah!? Why don't you answer my question about visas?
krysia 23 | 3,058
26 Jan 2010 #44
What for? Ask the Polish goverment why they don't want everyone leaving Poland.
sledz 23 | 2,250
26 Jan 2010 #45
Love : (I live in AZ) That you get lots of oppotrunities :)

except for 4th grade grammar

Ask the Polish goverment why they don't want everyone leaving Poland.

They dont have a fence big enough yet, The mass exodus to the UK has them still in shock!!

The vacuum will be filled by Muslims, The Polish Government doesnt want the visa restrictions removed,,blame the US no prob, well get blamed anyways
krysia 23 | 3,058
26 Jan 2010 #46
yeah!? Why don't you answer my question about visas?

What question? The US gov does not give out statistics. Half of the Polish people never return when they're visas expire that's why there are visa restrictions. You can't google this information but the US border patrol, the ICIS, INS all know who doesn't return back.
beckski 12 | 1,617
26 Jan 2010 #47
when cops have nothing to do, they hide around the stop sign intersections and gather revenue for the town.

On Interstate 10 in Arizona there's no need for cops to hide. There's already plenty of speed enforcement cameras, issuing people speeding tickets galore. Some travelers have experienced misfortune, by receiving 2 tickets, within the course of one roadtrip.

I had driven there this past weekend. I made damn sure I didn't have a lead foot while driving.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353
26 Jan 2010 #48
krysia
There does appear to be a prejudice against Poles. 30MM Mexicans who are here to stay but Poles are not welcome? What gives?
strzyga 2 | 993
26 Jan 2010 #49
They like America because people have more freedom, they can own wooded property where in Poland only very few people can own property with woods.

This was changed in the 90's; no longer true.

They like America because when they come here they can earn "dollars" and send them home.

This is history as well. Not with the current dollar; it's much better to work legally in Europe.

When there is a stop sign, you have to obey and stop even though there is nothing coming. In Poland many people disregard the sign because there is nothing coming so why should they stop?

Strange. When in NY, I was the only person to stop and wait for the lights to change. I was getting strange looks and it took my American friends a lot of time to convince me that it's OK to cross on red when nothing's coming. I've always thought this to be an American thing; in Poland people just cross the street when there's no zebra or lights nearby, but at the lights they just stand and wait.

Maybe it's different in other parts of the US.

They hate it when they can't get a credit card in the US when they have no credit history and don't understand how to get a credit history when they can't get a credit card.

So how do you do it? :)
Juche 9 | 292
26 Jan 2010 #50
They demand the right to shove their "Jesus" into your face, regardless if you are religious or not

next time they ask you if you have found Jesus yet, reply with "I didnt know he was missing." Just saw this in a film, and a good answer for these intrusive boobs.
Ironside 51 | 11,337
26 Jan 2010 #51
You can't google this information but the US border patrol, the ICIS, INS all know who doesn't return back.

Do you know this for a fact or it is your stipulation?
Can anybody confirm it?

The US gov does not give out statistics.

that's the point!
All the rest is speculation and prejudice on your part!

I have already exposed personal reasons of the one member of PF which prevented him from seeing clearly the discriminatory policy of USA government towards Polish citizens.

Now, I would like to know YOUR personal reasons for supporting this discriminatory policy without engaging in weeks long exchange of insults on PF forum;)

What

chicken ?
scrappleton - | 829
28 Jan 2010 #52
I have already exposed personal reasons of the one member of PF which prevented him from seeing clearly the discriminatory policy of USA government towards Polish citizens.

The only thing you have "exposed" is that you are a dippy fool on here daily. Discrimination?? Millions of Poles live here already!! A guy of Polish descent is running a fairly successful bid for govenor of a very populous US state. She's already explained the policies to you umpteen times. Jeez.. damn dunce you are.
RonWest 3 | 120
28 Jan 2010 #53
yeah!? Why don't you answer my question about visas?

Dude,
Plenty of Polish here on VISAs. Work VISAS, SCHOOL VISAS, VACATION VISAS, AU PAIR VISAS, what are you talking about???? Have you personally applied and been denied? Just curious.
matteroftaste
28 Jan 2010 #54
Hip-Hop/Rap

at least here we agree 100% lol
Ironside 51 | 11,337
28 Jan 2010 #55
The only thing you have "exposed"

youtube.com/watch?v=KZ2lWyTi0oY

what are you talking about????

Why only Poland is excluded from "visa free" USA policy from all others EU and NATO country's.

Have you personally applied and been denied? Just curious.

No, its has nothing to do with me, I mean is not personal, I just want to know.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
30 Jan 2010 #56
Why only Poland is excluded from "visa free" USA policy from all others EU and NATO country's.

Because there is a powerful lobby group in US and visa deal is just another tool for them to put pressure on Poland to pay them out. No payout no visa free travel, simple isn’t it?
bullfrog 6 | 602
30 Jan 2010 #57
They want to buy something and when they go to the checkout there is added tax.

Why can't the tax be included in the price which is displayed? is there a reason for this?
Ironside 51 | 11,337
30 Jan 2010 #58
No payout no visa free travel, simple isn’t it?

Its possible!
Tymoteusz 2 | 353
30 Jan 2010 #59
Why can't the tax be included in the price which is displayed? is there a reason for this?

Yes.
Hidden taxes, (even though they exist) are generally frowned upon by the masses. It is considered sneaky or dishonest. It serves as a reminder that the state has chosen to profit from your transaction.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
30 Jan 2010 #60
Why only Poland is excluded from "visa free" USA policy from all others EU and NATO country's.

Because the Polish leaders responsible for negotiating NATO entry didn't have the sense to tie NATO membership (which was hugely symbolic for both the USA and Germany) to the visa waiver issue. The subsequent agreement for the "Son of Star Wars" also failed to take this into account - Poland has had two golden chances to force the USA into giving the visa waiver, and has failed both times.


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