Farewell to 2008

Globally about Poland

[emigration poland – Google News ] Climate Change: Talks Could Learn From Indigenous Groups – News from Indian Country

Climate Change: Talks Could Learn From Indigenous GroupsNews from Indian Country, WI – 3 hours agoAs the United Nations readied for a key climate change meeting in Poland during December, a London-based human rights group warns that any new deal on …

, 2008, December 31, Wednesday


[emigration poland – Google News ] Most housemaids end in despair – The New Nation

Most housemaids end in despairThe New Nation, Bangladesh – 4 hours agoRambukwella also says that the Sri Lankan government is looking into the possibilities of employment prospects in countries such as Norway, Poland, …

, 2008, December 31, Wednesday


[michnik – Google News ] Liberalny inteligent i wiatr dziejów – Gazeta Wyborcza

Liberalny inteligent i wiatr dziejówGazeta Wyborcza, Poland – 7 hours agoPłyńcie pod prąd – Adam Michnik polemizuje z Rafałem Kalukinem A oto inna diagnoza, dotycząca rządów Platformy Obywatelskiej i jej języka. …

, 2008, December 31, Wednesday


[Propaganda_Matrix at Yahoo! Groups] Bolton: Gaza Conflict Could Lead To U.S. Attack On Iran

Bolton: Gaza Conflict Could Lead To U.S. Attack On Iran Top Neo-Con exploits crisis to push for new war Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Wednesday,

Paul Joseph Watson, 2008, December 31, Wednesday


[Ukrainiana] Happy New Year!

This song by Swedish pop group ABBA dates back to 1980, the year I was born.ABBA even did a Spanish version:The year 2009 may be a tough one, but still I want to say Happy New Year to all of you!

noreply@blogger.com (Taras), 2008, December 31, Wednesday


[michnik – Google News ] Country split over whether Daniel Craig is film hero or villain – Times Online

Times OnlineCountry split over whether Daniel Craig is film hero or villainTimes Online, UK – 11 hours agoThe Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, edited by Adam Michnik, who describes himself as a Pole of Jewish descent, has led the Bielski debate. …

, 2008, December 31, Wednesday


[emigration poland – Google News ] RESORTS FOR SALE , CONDOS FOR SALE , CONDOHOTEL FOR SALE , B – Biznes blog money.pl

RESORTS FOR SALE , CONDOS FOR SALE , CONDOHOTEL FOR SALE , BBiznes blog money.pl, Poland – Dec 30, 2008A considerable share in this market are people of Polish origin, who live in western Europe (emigration of the 1970s – 1990s). …

, 2008, December 30, Tuesday


[Propaganda_Matrix at Yahoo! Groups] Schiff: Government Interference Only Makes The Problem Worse

Schiff: Government Interference Only Makes The Problem Worse Establishment talking heads still pushing useless and destructive bailout Paul Joseph Watson

Paul Joseph Watson, 2008, December 30, Tuesday


[michnik – Google News ] Gowin nie przeprosi Michnika za “faszystę” – Dziennik

Gowin nie przeprosi Michnika za “faszystę”Dziennik, Poland – Dec 30, 2008Chodzi o to, czy Adam Michnik nazwał Jarosława Gowina faszystą. Gowin czuje się obrażony. Jednak sąd stwierdził, że Michnik go nie obraził i nakazał posłowi …

, 2008, December 30, Tuesday


[Ukrainiana] Kosmos Shares His Dry Dream About Tymoshenko, Sniffs Out Glue Sniffers

While presenting his luxury tax legislation in the Kyiv City Council, Mayor Chernovetsky said the following: “She [Tymoshenko] came to me in a nice dream yesterday…not in an erotic dream. Nothing happened, because I love my wife, and she [Tymoshenko] doesn’t love me sometimes.”Comparing his initiative with Tymoshenko’s philosophy, Chernovetsky added: “We think alike with her, and what’s more, at night, in my dream, I received full confirmation of…

noreply@blogger.com (Taras), 2008, December 30, Tuesday


[emigration poland – Google News ] Celtic Treasures – Krakow Post

Krakow PostCeltic TreasuresKrakow Post, Poland – Dec 30, 2008The archaeologists managed to explore almost the entire area of the village, which is unique in Poland. They found treasured coins, jewellery and everyday …

, 2008, December 30, Tuesday


[michnik – Google News ] Bad News Vaclav Klaus – Huffington Post

Bad News Vaclav KlausHuffington Post, NY – Dec 29, 2008… including Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Adam Michnik (a flamboyant, well-known Polish dissident), Wei Jingsheng (a leading Chinese dissident), …

, 2008, December 29, Monday


[Propaganda_Matrix at Yahoo! Groups] Israel Accused Of Massive War Crime Atrocities

Israel Accused Of Massive War Crime Atrocities UN Professor Falk cites targeting of civilians, disproportionate military response as Obama and Pelosi express

Paul Joseph Watson, 2008, December 29, Monday


[Ukrainiana] $100,000 for a Meeting With a Babushka Lover-Singer

Down with bribery! Long live babushkas!Kyiv Mayor Leonid “Kosmos” Chernovetsky: For the last lunch, the entrepreneurs paid me $800,000 — paid to the budget. All of this will go to my beloved babushkas. They will also pay us for meeting with every one of my deputies. I’ll charge not less than $100,000 for a meeting. Wow! The $50,000 rate is history! The stakes are skyrocketing!The “pay grades” per meeting: Deputy Mayor Irena Kilchytska, up to $10,…

noreply@blogger.com (Taras), 2008, December 29, Monday


[michnik – Google News ] A happy new year for new Poland – Calgary Herald

A happy new year for new PolandCalgary Herald,  Canada – Dec 29, 2008For those in their 30s, 40s, and 50s like Walesa, Michnik, Kuron, the Kaczynski twins, it was the reward for years of sacrifice, for the dangers they and …

, 2008, December 29, Monday


[emigration poland – Google News ] ‘You cannot turn your back’ – Baltimore Sun

‘You cannot turn your back’Baltimore Sun, United States – Dec 29, 2008For those at risk, emigration can be a matter of life or death. Johnson says 300 Iraqi interpreters for the military have been killed since the 2003 …

, 2008, December 29, Monday


[Polandian] Mocha in Warsaw

Over the Christmas holiday we Polandians extended our usual warm welcome to yet another reader who was in town (well, towns actually) and looking for a little company. I’m not sure how much I can say without breaking security codes but he goes by the name of mochafueled and has an avatar that looks very […]

scatts, 2008, December 28, Sunday


[emigration poland – Google News ] Polish Climate Change Conference Celebration Stamp – Hell Mail

Hell MailPolish Climate Change Conference Celebration StampHell Mail, UK – Dec 28, 2008The above would lead to mass migration of people, extinction of numerous animal and plant species, the formation of deserts, and consequently – famine. …

, 2008, December 28, Sunday


[Polandian] Droga ciocia…….

Dear ciocia Dorota, I have just returned to Warszawa (surely the Venice of the North don’t you think?) after having spent a few days with my family in Pcim for Wigilia as well as the first and second days of Christmas. Before I go any further, I wondered if you’d be able to tell me, as […]

scatts, 2008, December 27, Saturday


[Ukrainiana] 27 Dead in Apartment Blast in Yevpatoria, Crimea (Updated)

A massive explosion on Wednesday night blew an apartment block off a 5-storied building in Yevpatoria, Crimea, killing 27 people, including three children and entire families, one of them of five people. (as of Friday morning)A group of 6-7 children believed to be trapped in the basement used cell phones to call their parents.Almost 300 rescue workers are working around the clock.The cause of the accident may have been oxygen tanks stored in the …

noreply@blogger.com (Taras), 2008, December 25, Thursday


[Ukrainiana] Merry Christmas! З Різдвом Христовим!

Enjoy different choirs perform “Shchedryk,” also known as the “Ukrainian Bell Carol!”Ukrainian choirsIsraeli choirRussian choirsPolish choirRomanian choirMerry Christmas to all Protestants and Roman Catholics! З Різдвом Христовим!

noreply@blogger.com (Taras), 2008, December 24, Wednesday


[Ukrainiana] Yushchenko Wrestles With a Democratic Question (Updated)

On Tuesday, President Yushchenko threw a grand Putin-style annual press conference. With Ukraine being more democratic than Russia, he had to answer the most democratic question.Serhiy Leshchenko, Ukrayinska Pravda: The question that drew the greatest amount of feedback — on all of the three web sites — I think most people present here know it, as do you, Viktor Andriyovych. The question reads as follows: “Dear Mr. President, please tell us how m…

noreply@blogger.com (Taras), 2008, December 24, Wednesday


[Propaganda_Matrix at Yahoo! Groups] Analyst: One Third Of Banks Could Collapse In 2009

Analyst: One Third Of Banks Could Collapse In 2009 Silva tells CNBC up to a thousand face failure or forced mergers Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com

Paul Joseph Watson, 2008, December 24, Wednesday


[emigration poland – Google Blog Search] International Political Economy Zone: Brum at Xmas: Polish

More important for a blog about IPE, the interplay between religion and migration is the interesting one. Attendance at Catholic services has been buttressed by a large influx of Polish and Lithuanian parishioners.

Emmanuel, 2008, December 24, Wednesday


[British In Poland] 5 Polish Language Oddities

Most of you are busy doing Christmas things and enjoying time off work.  Time off for me means I end up spending more time doing geekish things such as posting on this blog.  So here is my next post for you language geeks about a few strange things about the Polish language.  Read them for […]

Ben, 2008, December 24, Wednesday


[Global Voices Online » Poland] Central and Eastern Europe: A Christmas Roundup

A holiday season roundup: Tanja of Czechmatediary recalls family Christmas celebrations of her childhood, writes about the Czech Christmas Mass, and shares a recipe of Vanocka (“Christmas bread”); CzechFolks.com writes about a calorie-free yet mouth-watering way of decorating a holiday table with crocheted Czech Christmas cookies; The Foreigner’s Guide to Living in Slovakia decorates a […]

Veronica Khokhlova, 2008, December 23, Tuesday


[Polandian] Merry Polandian Christmas

Apparently there’s some kind of holiday coming up in the next few days, so nothing much will be happening around here (cries of “so no change then” echo around the country). Scatts will no doubt be ensconced in the bosom of his family cheerily illuminated from the glow of his new 57-meter tv, Pawel will […]

island1, 2008, December 23, Tuesday


[the beatroot] Beatroot’s Pole of the Year

noreply@blogger.com (beatroot), 2008, December 23, Tuesday


[Propaganda_Matrix at Yahoo! Groups] FDNY Lieutenant Admitted Plan To ‘Take Down’ WTC 7

FDNY Lieutenant Admitted Plan To ‘Take Down’ WTC 7 Reinforcing conviction that Silverstein was referring to demolition with infamous comments on PBS

Paul Joseph Watson, 2008, December 23, Tuesday


[Ukrainiana] Santa Kosmos Lights Up Christmas Tree

As thousands of Kyivites get fired, Kyiv Mayor Leonid “Kosmos” Chernovetsky imports a Finnish Santa Claus and paints the sky with fireworks. On December 20, Kyivites witnessed the best of bread and circuses.The Finnish Santa Claus-for-hire Kyiv Mayor Leonid “Kosmos” Chernovetsky: Kyiv has many problems, but today we will not talk about bad things. Today, there’s a holiday waiting for us. At the City Hall, we prepared for you the best, the…

noreply@blogger.com (Taras), 2008, December 23, Tuesday


[emigration poland – Google Blog Search] Poland cultural dimensions « White and red ghosts

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 2:06 UTC and is filed under Poland. Tagged: Hofstede. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Wychodźca, 2008, December 22, Monday


[Polandian] Free Rice!

Feeling overwhelmed with guilt at Christmas shopping excesses? Looking for a way to avoid endless hours listening to elderly relatives prattle on over the holidays? Feeling down because another year has passed and you’re no better than you were before? The answer is Free Rice! Learn something, do some good, and have a rock-solid excuse […]

island1, 2008, December 22, Monday


[emigration poland – Google News ] Polish campaign against Jews – Dec 23, 1938 – Telegraph.co.uk

Polish campaign against Jews – Dec 23, 1938Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom – Dec 22, 2008The motion also calls on the Government to obtain assurances that in any international schemes for Jewish emigration Poland will benefit in proportion to …

, 2008, December 22, Monday


[Propaganda_Matrix at Yahoo! Groups] Obama & Biden To Protect Bush Administration Criminals

Obama & Biden To Protect Bush Administration Criminals Nuremberg trials also judged “a waste of time” Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Monday, December 22,

Paul Joseph Watson, 2008, December 22, Monday


[Ukrainiana] Kyivites Honk Horns Against Oppression of Middle Class

On December 22, at noon, Kyivites honked their horns to protest against rampant government corruption and endless power struggles wrecking the Ukrainian Dream amid the country’s deepest economic crisis since the early ‘90s.Signs on cars: “Enough!”Banners: “Rescue team”The man who mobilized this mini-Maidan on wheels is journalist Yuriy Romanenko, author of the The Middle Class Manifesto.Romanenko explains the self-organized protest, denies partis…

noreply@blogger.com (Taras), 2008, December 22, Monday


[Global Voices Online » Poland] Central & Eastern Europe: Freedom in the Balkans; Visa Restrictions

Ari Rusila examines the Balkan-related results of the Freedom House’s Freedom in the World survey at AriRusila’s BalkanBlog, and writes about the Henley Visa Restrictions Index, highlighting the results for countries of Central and Eastern Europe, at AriRusila’s BalkanPerspective at Blogactiv.eu.

Veronica Khokhlova, 2008, December 21, Sunday


[emigration poland – Google Blog Search] expatriates.com – Poland – Jobs Offered – BECOME THE LOCAL

Region: Poland (ALL NATIONS) Description: HELLO A GLOBAL IMMIGRATION TO CANADA SYNDICATE WITH 400 PLUS ACTIVE REPRESENTATIVES WORLDWIDE ALREADY IS LOOKING FOR FURTHER LOCAL MIGRATION AGENTS FROM EVERY NATION OF THE WORLD THAT CAN

unknown, 2008, December 21, Sunday


[emigration poland – Google Blog Search] Diaspora Journey: Polish migrant workers feel the chill

But now Poles are at the bleeding edge of the downturn, concentrated in badly hit sectors such as construction, often as vulnerable subcontractors and agency workers. A reverse migration has begun.

SUNCHILD, 2008, December 21, Sunday


[Polandian] Selective use of language (and some other rambling nonsense!)

One of the arcane secrets of being an alien in Warsaw is knowing when to use Polish and when to switch to English. Both can be very effective, or not, when used at the right, or wrong, time. Take for example my recent trip to the Marriott hotel to order the Christmas turkey dinner. I arrived […]

scatts, 2008, December 21, Sunday


[Propaganda_Matrix at Yahoo! Groups] Kissinger Calls For New International System Out Of World Crises

Kissinger Calls For New International System Out Of World Crises Says global necessities should foster an “age of compatible interests” Steve Watson

Paul Joseph Watson, 2008, December 19, Friday


[Propaganda_Matrix at Yahoo! Groups] Rogers: The Elite Are Turning A Recession Into A Depression

Rogers: The Elite Are Turning A Recession Into A Depression Veteran investor says Obama’s agenda will only exacerbate the problem Paul Joseph Watson Prison

Paul Joseph Watson, 2008, December 19, Friday


[Ukrainiana] Tymoshenko, Stelmakh Trade Barbs; Yushchenko Offers Reassurances

With the dollar trading close to Hr. 9 on the interbank currency exchange, up from Hr. 4.60 in the spring, Ukraine faces its deepest economic crisis since the early ‘90s.Millions will lose their subsistence jobs, and thousands already have. Currency speculators are ringing up record profits, and government officials keep finger-pointing. PM Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday charged President Yushchenko and National Bank Governor Volodymyr Stelmakh wit…

noreply@blogger.com (Taras), 2008, December 19, Friday


[michnik – Google News ] Michnika nie można obrażać w Sejmie – Dziennik

Michnika nie można obrażać w SejmieDziennik, Poland – Dec 19, 2008Adam Michnik poróżnił Sejm. Stał się on bohaterem głosowania nad prezydenckim wetem do przepisów o bonach towarowych. “Dawniej to Rywin przychodził do …Haniebne porównanie Michnika do Palikota Dziennikall 7 news articles

, 2008, December 19, Friday


[michnik – Google News ] A Lasting Poison by Norman Manea – New Republic

A Lasting Poison by Norman ManeaNew Republic, DC – Dec 18, 2008Residual traces of totalitarian thinking can also be found in the hostility to former dissidents like Adam Michnik or Václav Havel, both of whom argued that …

, 2008, December 19, Friday


[Polandian] My Polish internet hell

I have the world’s worst internet connection. It costs me 50 zl a month and is slightly less reliable than a Nigerian oil millionaire who wants to use your bank account. Frankly it would be quicker to write Google searches on handmade parchment and post them to California. I can get quicker results by shouting […]

island1, 2008, December 18, Thursday


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