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Buenos Aires City prepares for the coldest Saturday in recent decades

Saturday, July 17th 2010 - 06:01 UTC
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A polar air mass settled in Argentina the week of July 13, pushing temperatures down across the country and causing rare snowfall in the Buenos Aires province. People in downtown Buenos Aires City bundled up against the cold as temperatures ducked down near freezing. Read full article

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  • Hamster

    I do pity the homeless in BA, they will feel it more.

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 06:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Since there are so many people living in slums you should actually pity them more, they use cheap, sometimes homemade, gas fired space heaters that emit carbon monoxide and kill everyone on their sleep. Wait until Monday to see how many people died from asphyxiation.

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Could they all get out and have a march?

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    A march; that won´t do any good! The government has already announced that gas supply is going as planned.

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/10/uk-heatwave-deaths-rise-elderly

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Schadenfreude, is that a German word think?

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (6)
    Ask your british mates....
    It is them enjoying the news and mocking poor people dying from cold in Argentina.
    Who cares anyway ... right? They are miserable animals!

    What's your civilized excuse for this?:
    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/rise-in-northern-ireland-elderly-dying-from-cold-14546222.html#

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    “It is them enjoying the news and mocking poor people dying from cold in Argentina.”

    Bit hard to claim the moral high ground while at the same time posting links about the elderly dying in the UK.

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Is that your excuse?

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Thats better the old think we know and love :-)

    Jul 17th, 2010 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    well the brits have never been good losers, and never had much sympathy of others, [we must improve??]

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    “Is that your excuse?”

    No, Was your previous post your excuse?

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 12:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I had, at first, no intention of commenting this weather article but then I read your “witty” comments.

    At first, you use the news from a third word country to ”amuse yourself” about poor people freezing to death.

    Then, when made aware that similar things are happening in your own “first word country”, your only reaction is to try to “shoot the messenger”.

    As I have said before, you use the news in here to feel better and finer. (democracy, navy, human rights, missiles, money whatever...)
    And at the same time tolerate these “winter death sentences” for the aged....

    This old people dying are not “miserable parasites” that don’t want to work.... They are the generation that constructed your modern Britain.

    This thread exemplifies perfectly your unawareness about your own system.......
    “Much funnier to spit in the face of a far away country”......... “Our government is taking good care of everything here”.......... “The house is in perfect order”

    Well, it is not, and continues not to be................:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/6997427/Britains-cold-weather-deaths-soar-as-winter-takes-its-toll.html

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 04:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Other researchers have found that people with low self-esteem are more likely to feel schadenfreude than are people who have high self-esteem.

    Bullied at school think?

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 05:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (13) -(14)
    Then, when made aware that similar things are happening in your own “first word country”, your only reaction is to try to “shoot the messenger”.

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 06:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    your only reaction is to try to “shoot the messenger

    but you so enjoy being Mercury

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 06:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (16)
    You are wrong.

    I just “pick” some of the primitive and dehumanizing wiewpoints your side employs against us................ and turn them around.

    Be it historical nazi links, inhuman conduct, racism, hypocrisy, political or social development, whatsoever...... .....

    In hope of a better and enlightening debate .........
    I would “enjoy” that!

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 06:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Could they all get out and have a march?

    deserves
    www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/rise-in-northern-ireland-elderly-dying-from-cold-14546222.html
    www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/6997427/Britains-cold-weather-deaths-soar-as-winter-takes-its-toll.html
    No think you are just nasty and spiteful

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    At their age, many of the old people freezing to dead in their homes may very possibly bee WWII veterans.
    Those same veterans everybody here is paying “lip service” to.

    What do you tell them?
    Ohhhhhhh.... Britain is in “Dire Straits”, my “Brother in Arms”
    We have a new Powerful Enemy you know? ! Argentina !
    We need 2 new Aircraft Carriers; £3.000 million a piece.
    We need new Taranis planes; £143 million a piece.
    We need your heating money............
    What?
    Are you freezing to death?
    Put on an extra Cardigan old chap..........
    (Tsk....Ungratefull old geezer...)

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    nasty in behavior, speech
    Synonyms: acerbic, acid, angry, astringent, belligerent, biting, bitter, caustic, censorious, churlish, crabby, cranky, cross, cutting, indignant, irascible, irate, ireful, mad, mordant, peevish, petulant, rancorous, sarcastic, sharp, spiteful, splenetic, tart, testy, trenchant, wrathful
    Antonyms: kind, kindly, peaceable

    Yep spiteful fits the bill

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    But sadly................... truth.

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Think. Earlier you said this:
    “It is them enjoying the news and mocking poor people dying from cold in Argentina.”
    Claiming the morale high ground, Then afterwhich you spend almost every post mocking elderly people in the UK dying from the cold.

    Two faced is an understatement.

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Where do I mock the poor people?

    I mock YOU, your weapons, YOUR mercenaries, YOUR sick war fantasies etc.

    Do you get it mate?

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    how touching, think,the poor peoples champion

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Think, we aren't ashamed of our Armed forces. Mock all you like.

    Argentina has a military too.

    Three of your posts was about elderly dying in the UK, only one mentioned our army. So yes, you was mocking our elderly wo have died. While at the same time complaining that we did it.

    Two faced.

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    You should read my post again then......

    (13) I had no intention of commenting this weather article but then I read your “witty” comments.

    You use the news from a third word country to ”amuse yourself” about poor people freezing to death.

    Then, when made aware that similar things are happening in your own “first word country”, your only reaction is to try to “shoot the messenger”.

    As I have said before, you use the news in here to feel better and finer. (democracy, navy, human rights, missiles, money whatever...)
    And at the same time tolerate these “winter death sentences” for the aged....

    This old people dying are not “miserable parasites” that don’t want to work.... They are the generation that constructed your modern Britain.

    This thread exemplifies perfectly your unawareness about your own system.......
    “Much funnier to spit in the face of a far away country”......... “Our government is taking good care of everything here”.......... “The house is in perfect order”

    Well, it is not, and continues not to be................:
    www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/6997427/Britains-cold-weather-deaths-soar-as-winter-takes-its-toll.html

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretirementplanning/Benefits/ConcessionsAndOtherHelp/DG_10018668

    And argentine elderly get bugger all

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    You got me there Stick......
    Our government is taking good care of everything here”..........
    “The house is in perfect order” .............
    But............. why is people dying then?
    Maybe it is all an Argentinean hoax?

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    you belive what you want to belive think

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretirementplanning/Benefits/BenefitsInRetirement/DG_10018657

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Nope
    I'm not a believer....
    I am a thinking person....
    If I see a flattened dog carcass lying on the roadside, I don't believe it's alive.
    I know it's dead.

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070118121221.htm

    you belive we let our senior citzens die, nasty think

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Please send this link immediately to all British papers so they stop misinforming the public....
    Thanks for putting me straight....
    “I know nothing....
    I'm from Barcelona...”

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    26 Think:

    Ok, maybie YOU should read the thread again.

    “I had no intention of commenting this weather article but then I read your “witty” comments.

    You use the news from a third word country to ”amuse yourself” about poor people freezing to death.”

    Please show me the post where i've commented about the sufforing of the elderly amusing myself? It's not there. because my first post was:

    8:
    Bit hard to claim the moral high ground while at the same time posting links about the elderly dying in the UK.

    Jul 18th, 2010 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Interesting how this thread evolved ......

    Suddenly all the “Big Guns” rejoicing over the death of some “blackies” just disappeared leaving a “pair of Boys” to defend them........

    Well ............ at least it’s warmer in Argentina today.

    Jul 19th, 2010 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Just as i predicted..
    “In addition to the deaths due to low temperatures, 33 people, including 11 children, died from carbon monoxide poisoning, a product of poor combustion in the heating system.”

    Government controlled planning at it's best...

    Due to cold, throughout the country, the former Energy Secretary Jorge Lapeña today confirmed that “there is a serious problem in the energy sector” “the solution will require time and money.”

    And added that “Argentina is no longer an self-sufficient gas country because has difficulties in supplying its own demand.”

    Nice to see the price controls on gas have ruined your energy sector and depleted your gas and oil reserves. Maybe you can get some oil from the Falklands.

    Jul 19th, 2010 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Are you happy now?

    Jul 19th, 2010 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Don't think so. I don't find death “amusing” especially as I am so close to it. What I do find worthy of ridicule is an Argentina more concerned with propaganda about its imperialist colonialist aspirations than the welfare of its own people. Try paying some in-depth attention to your own regime. The current Argentine government is clearly incapable of discharging what should be its prime responsibility. Unless increasing its own personal wealth is its prime goal.

    There is no purpose in pointing at, or decrying, others. Set you own house in order first.

    Jul 19th, 2010 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    The latest fatality was a baby living with its family on the streets of Buenos Aires, a tragedy confirmed Saturday by authorities in the Argentine capital.

    Yes a tragedy

    Jul 19th, 2010 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    ALL WE NEED IS [ONE] GURKHA,
    if the argies object, go and tell him

    Jul 19th, 2010 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    briton, some gurkha mentality might not go a miss with these people.

    Jul 21st, 2010 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    How's that? No head, no argument?

    Jul 22nd, 2010 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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