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You never know how things are going to turn out. I went downtown yesterday for the sole purpose of doing some photography in and around the Chicago Art Institute and got sidetracked by the Polish Constitution Day Parade.

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The parade, in honor of the Polish Constitution of May 3 1791, is an annual event in Chicago and is the largest Polish parade outside of Poland, drawing thousands of people who come to celebrate their national heritage. The sight of all those red and white flags flying in the breeze drew my attention away from the job at hand and I wandered off down Columbus Drive to see what was happening.

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There was an added air of excitement in the crowd, the event following so soon after Pope John Paul’s canonization and indeed this seemed to be the theme for this year’s parade.

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Almost everyone, spectators and participants, wore red and…

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There’s a Poland Caucus?

With the assistance of a translator they said, they are hoping for Oscar :oops:  :arrow: that’s why the secret police informer bio has a hope in the title :roll:

Who else was there? The film’s star Robert Wieckiewicz (who pulls off Walesa’s moustache pretty well); Polish ambassador Ryszard Schnepf; and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a member of the U.S. Senate Poland Caucus. (There’s a Poland Caucus? Who knew?)

za pomocą Lech Walesa cracks jokes — in Polish.

Michnik and Brzezinski

 

Democracy: Traps and Question Marks
3 December 2009, 4:00-6:00pm Reception to Follow

 

Adam Michnik, political activist, founding member of the Committee for the Defense of Workers, member of Poland’s first non-communist parliament, and Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s largest daily newspaper, will deliver a talk entitled Democracy: Traps and Question Marks.

 

The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinsky, National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter will provide introductory remarks.

via Polish-Global-Village : Message: Wilson Center: Michnik and Brzezinski.

 

 

Not-for-profit Chamber of Commerce?

 

CHICAGO, IL (October 26, 2009) –The PACC October 20th Business After Hours meeting was hosted by Euro Marble & Granite, Inc. Located in the near NW Chicago suburb of Schiller Park, the company is a PACC corporate member. The networking evening was attended by a diverse crowd representing businesses and institutions from across Chicagoland. PACC President Henry Kazmierczak, who welcomed all members and guests in attendance, also thanked Wojtek Rajch of Euro Marble for hosting the event.

 

via Networking, Celebrating, Integrating with Others:.

School of Champions in Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Dear Leaders,

However it is dressed up by its Polish organizers, the ‘School of Leaders’ is a foreign Government financed training program for lobbyists who will conduct future operations within the United States and Canada in order to assist policy objectives of that Government. There is a gulf of difference between marching in an ethnic parade and enlisting as an influence agent trained by a foreign Government. It is timely to remind all American citizen participants that supplying political or public relations support to a foreign Government or other foreign principal is illegal in the US, unless done openly and under the terms of a mandatory DoJ registration under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). However you explain it, many years later, to unsmiling US government agents, individuals receiving political training and funding from a foreign Government are prima facie ineligible to hold a US Government security clearance. Ignorance of that fact of life has never been and will never be accepted as a valid excuse. A US Government security clearance is indispensable to anyone contemplating a career in hi-tech industries, defense, foreign affairs, some 20 Federal agencies and departments, and any and all other fields of endeavour with the slightest hint of being related to the national security of the United States. Anyone willing to invest heavily in his/her parents’ nostalgia for Poland, or wager his/her own career prospects on assurances (always verbal, never in writing) of the coolest of Poland’s spin doctors, is of course perfectly free to do so – at your own risk.

Szkoła Liderów Polonijnych Ameryki Północnej

US Department of Defense Adjudicative Guidelines – see Page 23 for Guideline C – Foreign Preference

Boomerang, czyli Backup Wiarusa: Szkoła Liderów Polonijnych Ameryki Północnej.