I was on an excursion to real working reactor today! It turned out you can just call them, and schedule a visit with a group of friends for couple of hundred PLN.
It was cool.
I was kinda disappointed that after serious investment whole installation lost it's vintage look straight from "communist" Poland ;) When I was working there, there was a plaque: "Inter-City telephone that way".
Byłem dziś na wycieczce w reaktorze w Świerku.
Plan wycieczki był taki: Najpierw wykład o energetyce i reaktorach, potem wejście do hali reaktora i oglądanie działającego reaktora i tyle.
Oprowadzajacy był kompetentny i nie robił błędów merytorycznych (nie dowiedziałem się niczego nowego, ale mam magistra z tego tematu więc nie oczekiwałem tego). Oprowadzający był w dobrej normie polskich starszawych naukowców.
Wycieczka trwa ok 3h, i kosztuje 300 złotych za grupę.
Polish state owned energy concern just wrote: "Now we start #greenwashing campaign, we'll wash your electric car for free".
Sometime in May judge issued a sentence for fraud in a high-profile case. Two people were found guilty. We still don't know what the sentence is, cause judge is still reading the verdict, cause due to legal reasons you need read aloud name of every victim. And in this particular case there is about 20 thousand of them.
Child abuse, Catholic Church
- 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.
Polish Politics, far right catholic
We have Saint Marys Radio "Radio Maryja", which is a church station that is gathering support for current regime (sometimes they stop doing it, but then they get some money from the government and they start again --- witnessed such thing on my own eyes).
So here is a bishop that teaches kids about merits of new social programmes introduced by the current ruling party:
Poland, nationalism ww2
Nationalists (or facists) would say that #Poland was attacked in World War 2 by (choose from the list below):
* 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.
Poland Homphobia // Facism
Polish newspaper to include: "LGBT free-zone" sticker.
I'm not sure what to do with this. I feel I should do something, but I don't know what could it be. I try to fund good NGO's as much as possible. I try to be as supportive as possible, but I'm not a peoples person. I'll fund any legal action against the newspaper.
Right now in #poland we have severe drug shortage. Drugs are missing for several reasons, but one of major ones is China closing some their pharmaceutical component factories that sold stuff to Polish producers. These factories were closed to reduce environmental pollution
Fuckin #latecapitalism. We should promote producers that have as much supply chain in the EU.
So today we will have: "antichrist at the gates" program in our nation wide religious station: "virgin Mary radio". #poland
Another piece from #poland is: there is a law that when you offer commodity service (eg. sell or print things) you need to offer it to to general public, and can't exclude people from the business on a whim.
There wasbig case where printer wouldn't print LGBT materials, was sued and lost.
Right wing court ruled it is conflicting with the constitution.
The problem is that mostly this law was used to force businesses to handle eg. wheelchaired customers.
The story from #poland for today is: in some car factory owners (Volvo) wanted to open a LGBT support group. This was opposed by local unions.
Climate hot take
Everybody just exploded when #Poland did back out of deal to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
But noone talks about the elephant in the room:
UE will fund renewables (including burning imported wood "renewable"). But won't fund Atomic power, which has best carbon footprint with the exception of hydro power (Poland has little hydro power potential).
Countries that have low emissions now either have nuclear, hydro or both (France, New Zealand, Norway).
Only good thing in living in Catholic run country is that shitload of days important in canonical calendar are also state holiday.
Guess who has free day tomorrow due to Corpus Christi holiday?
Warsaw Pride, alleged blasphemy
So there was a service before the Pride, it was done by "Old Catholic" denomination (this one: http://www.unitedecc.org/).
So obviously this resembled Catholic mass (this wasn't a mass but rather ecumenical service open to all religions).
Long story short when the Bishop asked: "Any priest would come forward", and pastafarian priest in collander came forward, and was helping with the ceremony.
Polish Politics, Child Sexual abuse
[Public transport] lines: 1, 2, 3 ...., 87B, 96. Due to pilgrimage in intention of hard city and region problems, will go to alternate routes from 9:10-11:10.
Poland being poland
My friend that was supposed to be doing neurodiversity lecture in some governmental organisation (she is organizing some help groups for women in autism spectrum --- which are misdiagnosed often).
Her lecture was called of, citing pressure from "up above".
Probably because she is also a lesbian.
One man developement team from Poland. Mostly I do python stuff.
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