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Child abuse, Catholic Church 

Context is:

- there is a child sexual abuse problem in Poland in context of Catholic Church;
- we don't know the scale cause nobody cares to count abuse instances (well some people do care but government does not*)
- getting damages money is super hard; cause priests have no property and church does not acknowledge responsibility;
* arguably current party is just hostile to church child abuse survivors. But previous didn't care either.

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Poland, nationalism ww2 

Nationalists (or facists) would say that was attacked in World War 2 by (choose from the list below):

* Atheists
* Communists (of course S in NSDAP stands for Socialism)
* German nation & Russian Nation

What they omit is that we were rather attacked by two nationalistic regimes (N stands for National). Soviet Russia was somwhat cosmopolitan, but in practice being a Russian in Poland was somewhat a priveledged position too.

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Polish politics // Woman rights abuse 

Right now we have very big "Black Protest" marches, as ruling party decided to enforce (already very strict) abortion restrictions in Poland.

Basically woman would be forced to birth with severe defects (even ones that will die in first day of life).

They also started using terms like: "unborn human", "unborn patient".

This is all to appease to Catholic Church (after bishops publicly urged the government to hasten this legislation)

Polish politics 

We had presidential debate. Or rather: two simultaneous debates each presenting a single candidate in the run-off election.

Candidates couldn't agree on whether to have a debate on National TV or in Commercial one.

Below is the screenshot (stolen from Facebook) showing two debates.

Beat that Trump! Beat that!

Polish politics 

I will have to vote for an objectively bad candidate. He is from right wind status-quo party, and is no friend of progressive forces.

Some left people would not vote for him, as he "has nothing in their programme for them".

The problem is that status quo is way better than steady decline, that the other candidate will guarantee.

Also couple of my LGBTQ friends said that they feel they will be better off.

So Trzaskowski it is.


Polish politics LGBQ rights - - 

Usually you wote for candidate you trust more. However since both candidates are for writing ban on gay pairs adoptions into constitution (it's not that this is currently legal) I'll vote for the one who I trust less to actually follow through.

Also throwing a wrench into ruling party machinery should they loose the president would be worth it.

Polish politics 

And the political context is that candidates think they need votes of the fascist one.

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Polish politics 

Also the cultural context that you might be missing is that: "I shit my pants!" refers to a situation where somebody is so intoxicated they lost control of anal sphincter, but amusingly not intoxicated enough to not be able to loudly and proudly pronounce: "I shat my pants!".

Rather than making fun of people with serious medical conditions.

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Polish politics 

The message below shows fake "Twitter" conversation between: Fascist presidential candidate, and two right wing candidates that went into second round of elections:

Bosak (Fascist one): "I shitted my pants XD lol"
Trzaskowski (right wing neoliberal one): "What a coincidence! I also shitted my pants, so much in common"
Duda (right wing catholic radical one): "Mee to! Me To! Moreover I also peed my pants".

This is a fake screenshot, but it is also very true.

I just got print version of part 1 of "Always Human" it is stunning!

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Polish Politics subtoot 

In Poland, when it comes to social programs, the answer to "where do you think the money should come from" is *always* : Catholic Church and the military.

I highly recommend "Always Human" webcomic:

1) it is LGBQ romance story;
2) artwork is great, and panels remind of watercolor paintings;
3) it's a sci-fi comic, set in a safe and nice future (I have a low tolerance for distopias lately);
4) characters are vert likeable;
5) you can buy it in print;

Poland is an USA state // Covid 

Even Polish covid case curve looks more like US than EU.

Probably we just joined wrong Union...

Please note the helpless irony.

Polish pol 

So polish alt-right tried to pass the law that says:

"So everybody would be young and rich and Minister Emilewicz would have a helicopter she would to throw money off from every time she needs".

I'm listening to Marie Brennan: "A natural history of Dragons". It's story of woman coming from gentry class trying to emancipate herself out of societal expectations of roughly XIX century roughly England, to pursue her passion that is studying dragons.

So far the book is interesting.

Poland is secretly an USA state 

Here is a story how Trump administration got ripped off on a tender while buying covid supplies.

Polish health ministry bought a plane of useless masks (there was a big event in the governmental media when the plane landed). Also we bought Shroedinger ventilators that probably exits, but no one can observe them so far.

All these instances were first time bidders. Mostly connected to our health minister.

Pet health + 

The dog that we suspected could have bone cancer just had bone infection. And we finished antibiotics. Will take her to ortopedy doctor to make sure though.

We could get visit in two months, still better than for non emergencies for human specialists when getting care from national health insurance.

I bought the racial justice bundle. Games are wonderfully weird, among others you get casual driving game featuring motif of abortion, two paper RPG about dating, short story about waking up after one night stand.

Well no AAA studio would have these motifs.

Sadly bundle finished but there is another one, pricier sadly.

I really enjoyed diaries for . I'm not sure what to say more about it?

I'd be happy to know more about politics of that world, however this is not something Murdebot is interested in, so slim chances (unless he will get into contemporary political drama).

Walkaway // vs The Disposessed by UKL 

Both books (Walkaway and The Dispossesed by Ursula K Le Guin) tell a story of anarchistic utopia. However for Doctorow this what enables the utopia is breakthrough in Technology, for UKL it's new philosophy. UKL version is much more believable to me.

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Walkaway: setting spoilers 

The "default", or rather: Cory describes USA/Canada and calls it the "default", which is a weak point of the book.

He cites police militarization and violence, crushing university debt, medical debt. None of these things exist in Poland.

But people did walkaway in Poland in this book (there are mentions of Łódź and Kraków).

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Walkaway: setting spoilers 

Main opponents of the protagonists are "the Zotttas" (people having more than zotta-dollar, or 0.01% percenters).

Who believe that they own world because they are genuinely better than the rest.

I really enjoy anti-capitalistic part of this book.

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Walkaway: setting spoilers 

This is techno-utopia build on a premise that "fabbers" exist --- think of them as a "3d printers" on steroids, that could print: clothes, tools, semiconductors, chips . . .

Walkaways build their shelters and create fabbers (violating patents on the way).

Without this magic that kills economies of scale, walkaways wouldn't exist, main reason you could non-violently walk away is that you could easily build new life in a new place.

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