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by Rodia
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: National Prayer Day unconstituitonal
Replies: 47
Views: 14786

Well, don't blame the religious people for that. The majority and minority both will always vote for someone who appears to be upholding the same values they do. I'd blame the candidates for lying about their faith. I asked the question sincerely, I didn't know it was such a huge factor in the US fo...
by Rodia
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: National Prayer Day unconstituitonal
Replies: 47
Views: 14786

First thought: well, no one is being forced to participate. Second thought: isn't making this day official an imposition on the country's leaders to endorse prayer, and thus, religion? Hm, technically, being spiritual myself, I should believe that a religious government (hopefully matching my religi...
by Rodia
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Ah! :D I will be adding more, I just haven't had the time recently. :D I'm sooo glad you like them! Anyway, here are my photos of the funeral: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cefeida/sets/72157623890016540/ Not as good as I hoped, not as bad as I expected. The pictures, I mean. The funeral itself was a...
by Rodia
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

:):):):) I hope it is as good quality as it looked on the site. Which one did you get again? Thanks for buying it :D I'm on the train home, and the sun is shining. My sunburn isn't as bad as I thought. I have a bag full of 'only in Cracow' seasoned pretzels, because it would be a sin not to take any...
by Rodia
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Honestly...I think it was already very clear from the intended arrivals that the world is in solidarity with us. We needed that, we felt it. We appreciate it. An important gesture in such a time- a gesture which might prove very significant politically. Because Poland often feels like the forgotten,...
by Rodia
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

It is strange, with 'the Reds' as you say. They came to our aid, in a way, they had a part in pushing the Nazis out. For many these were our brothers in arms. Only it soon transpired that the soviet plan was not at all to give us freedom but to take advantage of the situation. I'm glad you like the ...
by Rodia
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Thank you so much for those, Mahima. I do appreciate seeing the support... Sorry I've been quiet. It's insane over here. A week has just passed since the plane crash- sirens and church bells sounded this morning at 8:56. Warsaw is overflowing with people, I've never seen such crowds. It has been a w...
by Rodia
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

To most of you, it's ancient history already. That is the saddest thing. I'm young but I've caught the tail end of very bad days, and even that little gives me perspective which I am horrified to see many younger people do not have. At all. They glean the facts and then simplify, idealise... my fat...
by Rodia
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

(hug) Frelga.


My dad believed in Marxism when he was young. All of his friends did, they didn't know another world. They were being fed ideals and like most young people they ate them up. And then, slowly, experience taught them that something was not right. The pretty red paint peeled away.
by Rodia
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Póki my żyjemy. I love that part of our national anthem, it says it all. "Poland has not perished yet, not while we are alive." It was written by a soldier in an exiled regiment, while Poland did not exist on the map. Actually, the original which did not scan so well was "Jeszcze Pols...
by Rodia
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Nin, I was writing as you posted. Thanks for your words. Worth mentioning that the Nazis were actually the ones to first uncover the crime scene- of course they broadcasted it far and wide, but as propaganda against the Soviet Union. Never mind that they also tried to kill off our intellectual leade...
by Rodia
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Government aside, the Russian people are reaching out to us in such a kind way, it's tear-wrenching, and makes one feel bad for the initial thoughts. Many people are saying it's incredible how much warmth is coming to us from the East. Even Putin's speeches seem softer and sincere. Maybe, like some ...
by Rodia
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Sorry, Mith, missed that little bit- thanks for seeing the ship :) I hope you enjoyed it. You probably met some people I know, they're on board... :)
by Rodia
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Vison, that's a lovely thought but...I think it would get lost among the many condolences, and I don't think I could put it in better words, and those are shabby at best. My dad was on the radio last night, he said as much- he feels the same way. I also only speak of the President, but so many other...
by Rodia
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

I just keep thinking of all those people who found out their loved ones were dead in so many seconds. News traveled extremely fast- the plane lost contact with the ground just before nine am, by nine our most active news channel reported it missing, by nine thirty we knew it had crashed. No survivor...
by Rodia
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Thank you. I'm shocked- I don't feel like I'm grieving. I'm shocked that they were so many, so important, and perished so fast. From what I see on the news the Russians are being extremely helpful and sensitive, which is wonderful. I want to believe it was an accident. That makes more sense than any...
by Rodia
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

I would too. I just...like you say, I wouldn't put anything past Russia either.

Eh, it's just a mess.
by Rodia
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

It'll be a while before we know more. It could have been the plane, the pilots, the weather, anything. They just found the president's body, so the worst is as official as it can be. I just checked the list of people- I hadn't even noticed one of my parents' close friends and neighbours was on that ...
by Rodia
Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

It does seem fishy. Anything to do with Russia and us will always seem fishy, it's impossible for it to be otherwise. There were interviews with the people responsible for the plane and they said that planes are generally not replaced very often, that it was perfectly safe. Of course they would say ...
by Rodia
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Polish president is dead in plane crash.
Replies: 61
Views: 17596

Wikipedia has a good article on the Katyń massacre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre Some of the relatives of people murdered in Katyń were on that plane, too. The secretary of the organisation which brings together victims of deportations to Siberia was as well, and so was Ryszard Kaczor...