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    Somewhere in the pagan wastelands
  1. Polska - Poland

    Grafika itd. - to wszystko jest nieistotne. Jednak jak się widzi, że "gra" więcej botów, niż żywych graczy, to się robi ciężko przygnębiające. No cóż. Edit: Ciekawe, kiedy "zdechł" mój awatar.
  2. Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq

    With such mentality no-one should wonder why 9/11 happened. And as for Americans themselves, I fail to see how voting for Bush's political opponents translates into support for Bush himself.
  3. Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq

    I daresay that globally there is much more people who distrust Bush than those who trust him.
  4. Star Wars Movie Rumors

    I wouldn't be surprised if some spinoff film was being made. There's so much money left to be made on SW after all.
  5. EU Expansion

    There will never be a serious discussion as long as at least one side says "I know this because everyone says so". The ignorance of the way EU works is abundant and frightening (what's more, some people are proud of being ignorant, which is even more scary). And it seems to me that even though you are Korean, you know more about it than most Europeans.
  6. EU Expansion

    A few corrections: 1. The European Central Bank is located in Frankfurt-am-Mein. 2. The French frank was equivalent to 100 centimes... That's what the French called the eurocents too. 3. It's Slovenia, not Slovakia. And as for those "rebellions" you are talking about... Yes, France and Germany are having economic problems which, contrary to what many think, would be there even if there were no single currency. But the EU makes a very popular scapegoat and national governments like to blame Brussels for their own failures (like unability of introducing urgent social reforms). It's a political thing. Admitting to mistakes makes voters less likely to vote for you.
  7. EU Expansion

    MAYBE it's because the UK opened its labour market to the new EU nationals already in 2004 while Germany and France still maintain restrictions? And I happen to be from the country which is the primary exporter of workers. I've never heard of someone NOT getting a job in the UK (by the way, you also seem to forget that you DON'T have to be registered to work. It's called illegal working and that also happens frequently), but I keep hearing the same littany almost everywhere: "I was in England, I worked as an au pair", "He's son is in England, he's a costruction worker", "she went to England last year, she works in a bar" and so on and so on. You said it yourself that you don't know any of those immigrants personally, so maybe you SHOULD take some interest above the common "I live here k and I know what people say" - because I know what people say too. Quote actual figures before you start insulting honest and brave people who leave their families for many months and spend subsequent holidays far from home to ensure better living to their families, often ending up working in humiliating conditions - which can only be compared to slavery - without getting ANY social benefits at all (recently a major slave work camp has been discovered in Italy, but only yesterday I've heard about another possible camp in the UK). Oh, and here's some actual numbers I've found - according to CBOS (Centrum Badania Opini Spolecznej, The Public Opinion Research Center, one of the leading research centres in Poland), 31% of the Polish people have someone in their family who went abroad to work after May 1st 2004. 80% of them declare that their family members work legally and 12% - illegally (that indicator dropped from 25% in 2005). It leaves out 8% for the workers who didn't get any job. Some more info, this time from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, a subsection of the British Home Office ("Accession Monitoring Report May 2004 - September 2006", http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/6353/abou...ngreport9.pdf): "Nationals from the A8 countries (10 countries which joined the EU in 2004 without Malta and Cyprus) continue to come to the UK to work, contributing to the success of the UK economy, while making few demands of our welfare system." "97% of workers were working full time, and 98% of applications for National Insurance numbers made by A8 nationals between May 2004 and September 2006 were for employment purposes." "The vast majority of workers since May 2004 are young: 82% aged between 18 and 34. 93% of workers state that they have no dependants living with them in the UK when they registered, and only 3% had dependants under the age of 17 with them." (so much for taking their entire families with them). I find any further discussion with you on the topic pointless.
  8. EU Expansion

    no you miss the point completly THE MAJORITY DO NOT WORK. THEY JUST REGISTER TO SAY THAT THEY INTENED TO (which most never do) Wrong. People from the new EU states go abroad to work (or certainly most of them do). I don't know where you've got your info from.
  9. EU Expansion

    I don't get it, conavar. First you quote numbers saying that a few hundred thousand new EU citizens came to work in the UK and got a job indeed. Then you are saying that the UK doesn't have infinite resources. As long as there is work, people will be coming to the UK. The new EU citizens do jobs that the British don't want to do (like Mexicans in the US), so their influence on the British labout market is not as big as some nationalist populists claim. But regardless, if you work, you contribute to a welfare of the country where you work - salaries are in fact one of the components used in calculating a country's GDP. I completely don't understand why those workers shouldn't get benefits, such as child support. Furthermore, I'd say that NOT giving them benefits would be just unfair. They WORK for it so they are allowed to receive it.
  10. EU Expansion

    Of course I do. This idea is called "enhanced cooperation" (although many other names were mantioned - "multi-speed Europe", "flexible geometry" etc.) and has been provided for since the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997). It was meant for some countries that are more equal than others to develop such form of cooperation that couldn't be pursued at the EU level, especially after the new countries (which are poor) join. It happens to be that the talks of "enhanced cooperation" suddenly got off the public's eye after the French and Dutch referenda. And why is that? Because "enhanced cooperation" was meant for France, Holland, Germany and other wealthy countries, which were supposed to become "Europe's hard core" or "the avant-garde of the integration process". Now however it became obvious that the French and the Dutch at least are tired of it and want their governments to take care of their own problems. And Germany seems to be more interested in its relations with Russia than with the rest of the EU.
  11. The truth behind EL

    Encyclopediadramatica > uncyclopedia. I've always thought so.
  12. Lets start fixing the economy system

    Being rich and having friends are not mutually exclusive things.
  13. EU Expansion

    mumblemublemumble10countriesmumblemumblemumble Ahem, Turkey is a secular state. Most of its citizens are Muslim, but the church and the state are separated. And as for Albania, this country will not join the EU in the nearest future. Any state before joining has to obtain the candidate status. But that's not enough, because the EU itself must be ready to accept these new states. And the EU is not. Why? Because the Nice Treaty (signed in 2001) contained institutional provisions for the EU of 27 (that is, "old" 15 countries + 10 new states that joined in 2004 + RnB). To accept new states into the EU, a new treaty would have to be signed and ratified. And there was such a treaty (it was called the Constitution for Europe), but it failed in the referenda in France and the Netherlands. It means that the enlargement process cannot be continued. States which currently have the candidate status are Turkey, Macedonia (FYROM) and Croatia. I strongly doubt that Albania will be able to meet the requirements of obtaining the candidate status in the nearest future. Also, because "big" EU countries (most notably France and Germany) are going through a rather difficult economic situation, they will avoid the discussion about the new treaty, which is politically risky ("we have no jobs and our government wants to give our money to other nations?"), especially that France will soon be having presidential elections. Before that date, there can be no serious discussion about the future of the EU at all. In other words, Albania (and other countries) will have to wait very long. If they get in at all.
  14. Lets start fixing the economy system

    This is a fighting game because there are no items to support other skills other than attack and defense (well, you get 1 potion per skill, and maybe 2-3 cloaks, but that's it). Well said. Currently, fighters are the final consumers of the entire EL chain of production. Or most of it, at least.
  15. Lets start fixing the economy system

    I've been playing this game for some 2,5 years, I don't know. As far as I remember, the "something is wrong with the economy" threads kept returning on a regular basis and they've always had many messages and views. That's the best proof that something IS wrong with it after all.