The row over judicial reform has caused thousands to take to the streets in protest Mr Kaczyński branded President Duda's veto a "very serious mistake". He confirmed that he plans to get around the president's veto and force the laws through. He added: "This means there will be a reform, a radical reform...Partial reform won't change anything." “We won't accept blackmail from EU officials, especially blackmail that is not based on facts.Poland has been repeatedly squashed by BOTH Germany and Russia, so it's unwilling to take bullying from either side. Poland is Slavic by genes, Roman Catholic by religion, and Germanic by cultural and commercial tradition. From an outside perspective the best choice among those three affinities would seem to be Russia. The "pope" is anti-Catholic and the Fourth Reich is collapsing. Russia brings bad memories but right now Russia is sane. Poland clearly feels otherwise, prefers absolute independence. Whether I understand it or not, Bravo!
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.