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Message 1311015 - Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 13:22:32 UTC

That is a very astute observation WK, and one that really ought, if we are all honest, to give cause for reflection.

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Message 1311026 - Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 13:52:42 UTC - in response to Message 1310978.

The statement by the incoming coalition government quoted by me was meant to refer to the Budget deficit

That is called "moving the goalposts". I commented on what you said, not what now say you meant.

Now you're just being picky. I specifically referred to WWII.

You didn't simply say "since WWII" you specifically referred to peacetime. If you only meant to say since WWII, then you should have left it at that.

Did we get out of bed the wrong side today? I'm sending Sirius some liver pills for Christmas, sounds like I'd better send you some as well.

Meh.
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Message 1316361 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 8:48:01 UTC

And now the IMF has a go at Argentina.

Argentina faces IMF penalties over failure to meet inflation deadline

Sanctions such as exclusion from G20 could be imposed as country's inflation rate appears at odds with independent assessments

Official inflation statistics in Argentina show prices rising at around 10% but independent assessments have prices rising at 25% and more. The problem that inflation is running higher than official figures is acknowledged by Gabriela Cerruti, an MP from the governing party.

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Message 1324178 - Posted: 3 Jan 2013, 17:04:24 UTC
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I see that Argentina is sabre rattling again.

Falklands

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is a leader of a country, that has severe economic and political problems on the home front to deal with. She knows damn well that the only way she can cling to power, is to periodically throw up smoke screens such as this one, to avoid too much focus on her problems and to keep the natives happy.

Her letter to the PM was published as an "advert" by two UK newspapers, the Independent and the Guardian. The Independent I can understand, the Grauniad is becoming markedly anti establishment in recent times, and must be short of a few bob in the ad dept. Perhaps Polly Toynbee is running out of lip gloss!

Argentinian rant

The day that the Falkland Islanders decide that they would rather be ruled by Buenos Aires than by the UK, then we will cede them to Argentina, and end our administration there. But that realistically is never going to happen. And you can bet when the Olympics go to Brazil in 2016, they will be using the world focus on South America, to jump up and down about this issue. Mind you 4 years is a long time sweetie, don't bank too much on you still being around.



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Message 1324331 - Posted: 3 Jan 2013, 20:08:22 UTC - in response to Message 1324178.

Neither will the gimp...

Edit: oops, the Gimp is a useful program, I meant the wimp!
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Message 1324369 - Posted: 3 Jan 2013, 21:02:05 UTC

It is worth again making the point, that the British people have no quarrel with the Argentinian people. It is a political issue between our two respective governments. As a serviceman, you do what you do, when your country calls you. That has always been universally respected everywhere in the world.

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Message 1325864 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 21:21:02 UTC

Argentina’s Kirchner charters jet to avoid debt seizure

Despite a bitter war of words with London over the Falkland Islands, Kirchner's government is paying British air charter firm Chapman Freeborn $880,000 for the trip to Cuba, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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Message 1325907 - Posted: 9 Jan 2013, 0:07:32 UTC - in response to Message 1325864.

Argentina’s Kirchner charters jet to avoid debt seizure

Despite a bitter war of words with London over the Falkland Islands, Kirchner's government is paying British air charter firm Chapman Freeborn $880,000 for the trip to Cuba, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Vietnam.


Just goes to prove that no matter where one is, the ordinary citizen is either a piece of cannon fodder or a cash-cow.
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Message 1330464 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 19:44:08 UTC
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Looks like the Argie Navy will not be playing any significant role soon.

Symbol of Argentina's decaying navy sinks in port



story also available at http://longisland.news12.com/news/nation-world/symbol-of-argentina-s-decaying-navy-sinks-in-port-1.4497156?qr=1

And the WP http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/argentine-destroyer-that-led-war-against-britain-sinks-a-symbol-of-decay-for-once-proud-navy/2013/01/23/00533246-6590-11e2-889b-f23c246aa446_story.html

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Message 1345776 - Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 11:06:49 UTC

Virtually a 100% turnout, and an almost 100% Yes vote, which was exactly what was expected by Britain and Argentina. So, we carry on as before with them still claiming the Malvinas. Nothing has really changed.

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Message 1345789 - Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 12:13:40 UTC - in response to Message 1310565.

In the end the U.S. MUST maintain good relations with Argentina. There is too much coffee at stake!! The british might opt for tea instead, but that is simply not an option here.

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I have been known to drink a good black currant tea in the morning not all of us drink coffee.
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Message 1346299 - Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 20:30:02 UTC

Is it going to be Malvina's for the worlds Catholics?

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Message 1346303 - Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 20:48:52 UTC

Did you know that coffee drinking in the UK has exceeded tea drinking for some time?

(But we don't drink much Argentine produced coffee, we leave it for you Yanks...)
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Message 1346577 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 16:31:53 UTC

From the Mail website

Why do you have to be so disresfectful with argentines? It´s the argentine government you have problems with, not the people. As an argentine I can assure you the media here have a lot more respect for Great Britain and their people. I have a few friends from England, and no matters what we think, if we talk about this, we always respect each other.

- Annie Duerre , La Plata, 14/3/2013 15:23


A breath of fresh air .....

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Message 1346606 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 17:52:44 UTC - in response to Message 1346577.

From the Mail website

Why do you have to be so disresfectful with argentines? It´s the argentine government you have problems with, not the people. As an argentine I can assure you the media here have a lot more respect for Great Britain and their people. I have a few friends from England, and no matters what we think, if we talk about this, we always respect each other.

- Annie Duerre , La Plata, 14/3/2013 15:23


A breath of fresh air .....


Shame their archives only go back as far as 1995 - different story in 1982........
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Message 1353803 - Posted: 5 Apr 2013, 18:19:47 UTC

Uruguay's turn to take centre stage.....

Old Hag's worse than the cross-eyed one.....

...and UK civil servants continue to do things their way.......

British embassy calls them "Malvinas"


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