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Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Lohrenswald, Jun 8, 2015.

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  1. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Could just be a demand for that profession in Norway and not much supply.. and where there is an opportunity, our people will follow.
     
  2. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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    ^ Or a lack of demand for carpenters in Poland. Which pushes many carpenters to emigrate.

    Perhaps both factors combined.
     
  3. Lohrenswald

    Lohrenswald 老仁森林

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    I meant most polish people in Norway are carpenters :blush:

    Well, I can't be 100 % sure of that. But there are many polish people working in construction and carpenting. Overall this is about like physical labour most ethnic norwegians don't work in, and polish people come and do it rather cheaply

    I don't try to be offensive in any way, but there are infact economical differences between countries. So many people in Poland find they can earn money in Norway, mainly in physical labour
     
  4. Domen

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    ^ In Poland physical labourers don't get paid much, so they prefer to work in places where employers pay much.

    OTOH, Poland has an influx of Ukrainians and the like, who still get paid better in Poland than in their own countries.

    But if we manage to get Ukraine into the European Union, THEN you will see a real westward invasion. Poland too.
     
  5. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    My dad worked in New Jersey many years ago building homes and such, doing .. carpentry-like work perhaps? He says that it was mostly Poles, as well as other Slavic representatives, such as Russians, Czechs, etc. Everyone learned Polish though, because the majority of the workers and superiors were Polish.

    Was good money, he said! But mind you this was right after we moved to Canada - he has a physics degree, but it was very hard for him to get it accredited or to find physics-related work. So he relied on his Polish muscles to provide for the family.

    Just a personal anecdote.
     
  6. Domen

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    I've heard that most of Polish emigrants in Britain or elsewhere are educated, with university degrees.

    Another issue is - how useful in the labor market are their degrees ???

    For example if someone graduated in, say, Polish Philology, then they can only harvest strawberries.
     
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    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    After the war Germany imported many "guest workers", a good part being Turkish.
    Not sure about the other countries though.
    Thought Germans or Indonesians would be biggest foreigners group in NL, but can't find the source anymore.

    I guess a part of this is that Romanian is, as Spanish and Italian, a romanian language. Means Romanians have it a bit easier there, because it's easier to understand things (if not talking, then at least reading). That's my guess.
     
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    Hm, the largest minority in Hungary is Romanian?

    I didn't expect that :)

    (also, the Cyprus one is surely trolling :mischief: )
     
  9. Domen

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    And I didn't expect Ukrainians to be the largest minority in Czech Republic!
     
  10. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    look at all those tasty russian minorities
     
  11. Domen

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    Guess the map:

     
  12. Kyriakos

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    Countries that ruined Poland?
     
  13. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Something vodka origins something something.
     
  14. Domen

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    ^ Kyriakos - nope. That would be Mexico (that ruined Poland): :)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_cochineal#Trade

    As for the map - it shows habitats of the Polish cochineal. Or rather:

    "Area where the Polish cochineal was found in commercial quantities"

    Quite close!: :)

    "(...) it was employed not only for dyeing fabric but also as a vodka colorant (...)"
     
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    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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    I just want to add, that areas inhabited by the Polish cochineal = areas which should be parts of Poland. ;)

    Also the colors of the Polish flag can be explained by the Polish cochineal, which was used to produce red dye.

    The other half of the flag perhaps means "we surrender" (or: "not enough cochineal to dye the whole thing"). ^^
     
  16. warpus

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    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    What exactly does "Liberal" mean?
     
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    Man if you identified yourself as a "liberal conservative" in America most people would think you're a weirdo.
     
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    Since this is the altered maps thread and I can thus plug my work here:
     
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