The standard of living in the CR

Discussion in 'Culture' started by withoutaim, May 5, 2006.

  1. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is in access agreements. But the adopting of Euro is'nt sure.

    Firstly ... there is no time limit :wink:

    and secondly ... why to respect a treaty infracted by counterparties :evil: (see the euro-zone Pact of Stability).

    Now, a referendum on Euro is discussed in Hungary and Czech Republic drifts to something similar.

    My opinion: It is stupid to unify stable and saturated economies with dynamic economies in transition into one monetary zone. We need different interest rates, floating exchange rate helps to cope with economic fluctuation etc. Maybe in 30 years it will be more profitable.
  2. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    My apologies Zlato! It appears the czech people who read your post weren't offended at all. Some even welcomed your bluntness. Leave it to an American Social Worker (myself) to worry about another's feelings. :p My (czech) husband says Czechs have much tougher skin than Americans.

    Jeremiah 10: 1-4 talks about pagan worshipers:
    1 Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel. 2 This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them. 3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. 4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.

    It sounds like a Christmas tree to me. :lol:
  3. zlato

    zlato New Member

    Apology not needed. I am seldom offended despite being American. Actually, the pagan rites that I was thinking of were the switching of girls at Easter (Czech & Slovak Republics and Poland) where the original intent was the housewife used the switches on livestock and members of the family to ward away winter's illnesses and aparently to promote fertility in the girls. Go figure. The earliest written reference to it was 1100 A.D. in Poland even though Chrisitianity was in full swing then. Somehow, it changed to its modern form and some areas water is thrown on the girls to promote fertility. All on Eastern Monday.

    Burning of the witches on April 30 is also interesting and once again to ward away winter's illnesses. Apparently, there are also good witches to keep in your kitchen to promote good cooking. At this point, I have a witch in my kitchen in the States. My fiance wanted one, so...
    :D I just find it interesting since she is Catholic and we will be married in the Catholic Church and yet she did not know the roots of these traditions.

    As for the rest of things, it is a wonderful country with much to appreciate. However, the people seem to be anti-American and not anti-Russian which really boggles my mind. There are obviously cultural differences with their formality and our informality of greeting newcombers and our relaxation of formal manners. The issue lies in their thinking of the differences as right and wrong instead of different cultures, different customs. Hence, a bit closed minded. Whereas I always say, when in Rome ...
  4. Viktor

    Viktor Well-Known Member

    How soon people forget -- WW I was all about an Europen Union -- The AH empire was in the process of unifying europe. But since England & France were excluded, that was not acceptable. Now that they are able to get their fingers on the pot of gold ($$$$$$), it is OK...

    The smaller countries will not gain anything worth while, but will be subject to the unified currency manipulation of their masters. What was wrong in 1914 should still be wrong in 2006!..

  5. eso

    eso Well-Known Member


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