Thursday, March 28th 2013 - 11:58 UTC

Falkland Islands “close to the hearts” of Chileans, says Punta Arenas British consul

A reception was held at the Falkland Islands Government House in honour of the Honorary British Consul in Punta Arenas, John Rees MBE, who is currently visiting the Islands at the invitation of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

British honorary consul in Punta Arenas at Government House with Governor Nigel Haywood (Photo: PN)

Governor Nigel Haywood emphasised the importance of the strong ties between the Falklands and Punta Arenas and praised the work done by Mr Rees in fostering that connection.

For over twenty years Mr Rees had been instrumental in helping forge commercial and educational links between the two communities.

“His presence had been of considerable comfort both to those travelling to Chile for medical treatment and to those stranded in Punta Arenas for one reason or another”, said Governor Haywood.

In reply, Mr Rees said that the people of Punta Arenas held the Falklands, “close to their hearts.” He reminded his listeners that the first flocks of sheep, which formed the foundation of the successful sheep farming industry in Southern Chile, came from the Falkland Islands.

In his role as International Relations Manager for Punta Arenas Clinica Magallanes Mr Rees underlined the first-class medical facilities available in Punta Arenas, just an hour and a half away from the Falklands.

Honorary Consul in Punta Arenas since January 1992 Mr Rees was awarded the MBE for his services in 2009.

Mr Rees is accompanied in his visit to the Falklands by the Clinica Magallanes’s Commercial Executive, Ana Maria Romero, and has been holding talks with the staff at KEMH and the Director of Health, David Jenkins, as well as visiting Mount Pleasant to view the medi-vac provisions there.

As part of the discussion relating to the civil and military medical links, Mr Rees and Ms Romero briefed local medical authorities about a new large extension to the clinic in Punta Arenas that will be opening in April.

Mr Rees invited former patients of the clinic to meet him for an informal get-together at the Narrows Bar. (PN).-

 

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1 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 12:30 pm Report abuse
STOP PRESS!

Malvinas Isles “close to the hearts” of Chileans says Punta Arenas Honorary English Consul, John Rees MBE, who is currently visiting them Islands at the invitation of the English Foreign and Commonwealth Office........

A totally unbiased personal opinion, of course...............
Chuckle chuckle...............
2 screenname (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 12:53 pm Report abuse
Managed to pay your electricity bill then, lance corporal Think.

You absence was noted yesterday.

I actually missed your strange musings, now if you could log on again and start chatting to yourself...
3 Musky (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:11 pm Report abuse
@1 Think
So aren't other countries allowed to have their own opinions? We know it's difficult to throw off the shackles of brain washing but it isn't mandated for all latin americans!
4 stick up your junta (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:13 pm Report abuse
@2
Funny no Div over Dover yesterday along with Think
5 M_of_FI (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:25 pm Report abuse
@ 1 Think

The Foreign Ministers of Uruguay, Peru and Venzuela attend UN at the invitation and expense of Argentina Foreign Minister Timerman to claim Falklands 'dispute' is a regional cause.

A totally unbiased personal opinion, of course...............
Chuckle chuckle...............

Double standards once again from Argentina. Call the Falklands Referendum a PR stunt and the next day Argentine President asks Pope to assist in dispute.... You have to love Argentina's ability to not feel shame and embarrasment.
6 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:25 pm Report abuse
@4 Funny, no punctuation again.
7 screenname (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:26 pm Report abuse
@4 stick up your junta: being of a military background 'they' (chuckle chuckle) might have thought it wise to hide in a bunker after Dattatec and Herr Timmerman's fantastic work for the Falklanders.
8 Be serious (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:30 pm Report abuse
1)Just a little get together Tinkadova, no need to feel so threatened and insecure.
Must be your Hispanic mindset.
9 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:41 pm Report abuse
The wheels of business roll on.....

“In his role as International Relations Manager for Punta Arenas Clinica Magallanes Mr Rees underlined the first-class medical facilities available in Punta Arenas, just an hour and a half away from the Falklands.”

I'm all for mixing self interest with pleasure.
10 redpoll (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:43 pm Report abuse
@1 Think wurzel
Your slip is showing Alte.There is no such thing as the English government or its Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Must be another of your delusions like the Malvinas.So Mr Rees, who with a surname like that is probably Welsh anyway Thus he cannot be a consul to a country that does not exist, any more than you can be Chancellor to the King of Patagonia who if I recall corrrectly renounced that title some years ago
11 CaptainSilver (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:50 pm Report abuse
Think... How are things in Glasgy? Were you at the IDS meeting in Edinburgh waving your stick at the Minister? A benefit tourist like you wouldn't be welcome in England, or your alter ego. Are you still bothering the sheep?
12 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:56 pm Report abuse
@11 If by alter ego you mean me, I can assure you that he isn't welcome in me either.
13 Simon68 (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:58 pm Report abuse
9 Doveoverdover (#)
Mar 28th, 2013 - 01:41 pm

If Mr Rees was invited by the British Government, then his visit was for business, not for pleasure!!!!!!
14 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 02:10 pm Report abuse
@13 A Falkland Islands Government reception in one's honour would indeed be a pleasure, surely.
15 Be serious (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 02:17 pm Report abuse
12 You'd have to be a contortionist to get round to it. But hey, don't let people on here put you off.
16 stick up your junta (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 02:47 pm Report abuse
@6

Fu*k of as they say in the Navy :-))))))

13 Doveoverdover (#)Mar 26th, 2013 - 07:45 amReport abuse@9 Sr Think,

Something to get those old stained teeth of yours into. Only in English as yet and French seems to be of the agenda entirely.
17 andy65 (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 02:57 pm Report abuse
@Doveoverdover whos the bloke in your relationship with THINK or do you just use a toy being both the same person.
18 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 03:06 pm Report abuse
(14) Mr. McDod

You keep the Turnips at bay in here whilst I have some fun with my Anticommunist Chilean Brotheres in the “Bachelet” article below....
19 redpoll (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 03:16 pm Report abuse
@ 18 Wurzel Dont upset Mumi or you may get your bottom smacked
20 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 03:23 pm Report abuse
(19) redpoll

To continue posting at Mami's article, I need somebody to give me a cue....
Would you mind?
21 andy65 (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 03:25 pm Report abuse
@Think,you still living of the fat of the land in Northern Europe?
I would be so ashamed to have to admit my homeland was not a good place to live in.
22 Falkland Islands (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 03:35 pm Report abuse
@18 Think (#) You are the only Turnip on this forum, can you not THINK of another word to use?
23 andy65 (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 03:39 pm Report abuse
@Falkland Islands take no notice of Think or Doveoverdover obviously the same person THINKEDOVER sad little crettin
24 stick up your junta (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 03:52 pm Report abuse
@23

Its so effing, sorry efing (see 16 drop the second f if your dove) obvious that they are one of the same, I am just worried it might do Thinks head in more than nature intended
25 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 03:57 pm Report abuse
@18 Turnips, Sr, thousands of them.....
26 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 04:00 pm Report abuse
@25 Turnips, Sir, as far as the eye can see............
27 Anbar (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 04:09 pm Report abuse
“”“”@2
Funny no Div over Dover yesterday along with Think“””

odd that eh?

ALways post together, always miss posting on the same days... neither operates on GMTs... always support eahc other, both equally naive & assinine...

cor blimmey - any minute now we'll be thinking they're sockpuppets.

? What? they are?

You shock me!

--

@22 Think thinks he has a phrase we all hate, leave him to it I say. ;-0

If he really wanted to wind us up he'd call Brits Malvos - now there's an insult to beat all others. (except maybe naive sock-puppet, but everybody knows that anyway)
28 Shed-time (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 04:29 pm Report abuse
Does anyone know what is the spanish term for this latin american need to blame everyone else for their own self-destructive behaviours?
29 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 04:34 pm Report abuse
Actually admire the Chileans. The coverage of the mine rescue was inspiring, talk about fortitude, pride and courageage, a truly admirable people. Had a job to do and got on with it, showed the work live, how it should be done.
30 redpoll (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 04:43 pm Report abuse
@20 Wurzel. A cue? Do you play billiards too? Your lieutenant Sussie evidently does as she has started going for the redballs first but she puts them in the wrong pocket and ends up stymied by the editor
31 Room237 (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 05:07 pm Report abuse
I hate to do it, but I'm going to stick up for Think, well sort of. Could you imagine the quality of debate if Think left it to the other Trolls, let’s face it, all if any can string together a decent argument. I'm not saying Think is great or anything but he does many times construct quiet good arguments from the opposite point of view. On the down side sometimes he's just crap. Still carry on Mr. Think and keep fighting your corner.
PS Wales 30 England 3 (I know its late but I haven’t been around)
32 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 05:13 pm Report abuse
I'm Room234
33 golfcronie (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 05:19 pm Report abuse
@28
Yes . BALUDOS
34 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 05:24 pm Report abuse
@31
Blow me down, nice naval term there, but I find myself agreeing with you.

Cracking game, always nice to win, but there is something special about beating England, watched it on TV, atmosphere was fantastic!

Neighbours must have thought I was nuts, every time I shouted, Toby our Cocker, went crazy, running round the house barking, think he enjoyed the match as much as I did.

Politics aside, good luck to both teams on the upcoming England tour to Argentina, reckon we will see some good rugby, Pumas are getting better and better.
35 golfcronie (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 05:38 pm Report abuse
@34
Should be interesting, provided the military and police respect that it is sport and make sure that it is not not turned into a political event.
36 Be serious (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 05:47 pm Report abuse
England will do em even with Steve Welsh as the referee.
37 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 05:57 pm Report abuse
Hope not, some things are above politics, sport is one of them, I am Welsh, Rugby is more than a game to us it's poetry in motion, it has everything, Skill, courage, endurance, team work, it's all there. Does not matter who is playing it, it's exciting to watch. No matter who you are, there is no greater honour than pulling on your nations jersey and giving your all.

Saying that, it also helps if you are built like the proverbial brick out house and have appendages on the side of your head that resemble ears!
38 redpoll (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 06:16 pm Report abuse
Rc
Went to the game about a cuppla years ago in the Mlllenium stadium in Cardiff. The Pumas lost but still got applauded by the crowd .If as Think suggests the game should be played in Y Wladffa Cumreig in Argentina I hope that the same spirit of courtecy and sportsmanship will apply
39 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 06:37 pm Report abuse
Redpol
Never been in the Millennium, all my games were in the Arms Park, oh sacred ground! not that there would be any problems with tickets, my uncle Jimmy is the WRU Accountantant, never misses a match, always gets tickets.

You know what I liked about it, after the matches, I have met and socialised with, Japanese, Romanians, Italians, French, Aussies, Kiwis, Canadians, yes and even bloody Argentinians. Never a bad word, all friendly and cordial, mind you some of the buggers can not sing, the French, now they were good.

Best match I ever saw was against Japan, Wales put 80 points past them, you would think it that was funny? Not a bit, everyone was commenting on how the Japanese played, never gave in, tackled all the time, even though their size disadvantaged them, two three players taking down one of ours, brilliant! Gave 110% all through the game. We all made sure they knew how much we admired there efforts, why? Because we wanted them to come back and maybe, just maybe, the score difference would not be so high the next time and the time after that.
40 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 06:58 pm Report abuse
TWIMC

You English “Think” you can deflect from the central topic of this article by talking bloody Rugby???

The topic is that the Malvinas Isles are close to the hearts of Chileans as Punta Arenas Honorary English Consul John Rees MBE, who is currently visiting them Islands at the invitation of the English Foreign and Commonwealth Office says.......... :-)
41 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 07:11 pm Report abuse
Hey, less of the bloody English, Spaniard,

Who cares who invited him? He went there did't he.

What about the gang of three who turned up at the UN? Who invited them? The tooth fairy?

Maybe, just maybe, it was a spontaniuos show of solidarity?

That what you think, think?

Fancy not liking Rugby, or even the it's benefits! I think your a philistine, think!
42 agent999 (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 07:16 pm Report abuse
@40
Our old resident Turnip is complaining about being of topic!!!
43 El Capitan (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 07:16 pm
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44 golfcronie (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 07:20 pm Report abuse
@40
CHILL MAN it's only a game, that's the same as we treat your crap as regards the FALKLANDS
45 El Capitan (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 07:25 pm
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46 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 07:32 pm Report abuse
Turnip at (41) says...:
“ I think your a philistine, think!”

I say....:
Bit rich coming from a Sais diawl lover...... :-)
47 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 07:35 pm Report abuse
Oh deep joy, an RG admiiting the islands belong to the islanders.

Ah damn, it's Sussie
48 golfcronie (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 08:03 pm Report abuse
@40
THINK
Here is a message for you. THE FALKLANDERS KICK YOU INTO TOUCH, END OF GAME. Sorry off topic, never mind EH!
Bought those shares in the FALKLAND OIL COMPANIES, How is the law suit doing against the OIL COMPANIES? Gotta laugh, your government is a talk,isn't it? Got no BALLS.
49 briton (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 08:09 pm Report abuse
If Chile wants to be friendly –why not
After all, they know very well where Argentina is heading,
So does Brazil,
And the other civilised countries in South America,

So if CFK and her tinman want to go down the path of destruction
That’s her problem,
But any country foolish enough to join her,
Will also end up in the gutter.
.
50 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 08:16 pm Report abuse
Think

You got that right, I married one and have two lovely daughters.

Not impressed that you can use the Welsh!

Probably use it with a Spanish accent Bach!
51 redpoll (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 08:45 pm Report abuse
RC
You married Phyllis Tyne? Is Think your daughters uncle?
I sent some naughty comments in my indifferent Welsh to our bard of western Chubut but he just welched off
Maybe we can get him to post his version of Myfanwy on this site. Not as goood as the Treorchy choir. Andi wouldlay a bet on that
52 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 08:50 pm Report abuse
Turnip at (50) says...:
“You got that right....”

I say:
Not entirely; you... Saesnes lover...
Regards to the three luuuvely Sheilas....
Poor lasses.... having to put up with you all these years....;-)
53 CaptainSilver (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 08:55 pm Report abuse
Think - one of the cracaith?
54 golfcronie (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:02 pm Report abuse
@40
THINK
You are off topic. Can we talk about the Oil Companies that are being sued by your illustrious leader. Hows that going? A bit like the sovereignty of the FALKLANDS I assume, Hows that doing?
55 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:05 pm Report abuse
Red
Treorchy a well known and a lovely choir. Try the Morriston Orpheus.
Just has good, brother sang with them shit on his own, but lovely with the rest! Lol
Think.
Back at you Bach, best you can do. Apart from the odd word of the Welsh, I actually thought you were going to come back in the language of the people.
Disappointed!
56 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:09 pm Report abuse
TWIMC

You English “Think” you can deflect from the central topic of this article by talking bloody Welsh???

The topic is that the Malvinas Isles are close to the hearts of Chileans as Punta Arenas Honorary English Consul John Rees MBE, who is currently visiting them Islands at the invitation of the English Foreign and Commonwealth Office says.......... :-)))))
57 redpoll (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:15 pm Report abuse
Think
You now a dinkum Aussie now. Three shielas? Where you pick up that expression? Certainlynot in Kings Cross Sydney
58 golfcronie (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:21 pm Report abuse
@56
Give up THINK you know you cannot win. I am willing to bet that the FALKLANDS GDP will be higher than Argentinas in 2018, and yes John Rees is biased, but truthful, something you cannot say about your Timmerman( thruthful I mean ) biased definately
59 Think (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:26 pm Report abuse
TWIMC
Consul's name is not John Rees.......
It's Jon Rees.
60 redpoll (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:28 pm Report abuse
Think
I have correctedyou before. There is no “English” consul in Puntas Arenas. Getyour facts right bach
61 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:35 pm Report abuse
Think.
Him, I believe it was you that started using the language of the people, then sadly resorted to insults.
Tell me? Why do you envy the FI”s and the Chileans so much. I mean, not as if you live there anymore.
62 merlin (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:37 pm Report abuse
I really do not understand why you all stoop to such mindless abuse.
the facts are plain enough,and whether anyone likes them or not is entirely irrelevent.
so,sticking to facts,and facts only,shall we start at,i think,1808?
Don't,please,tell me you don't know of that to which i refer.
M
63 golfcronie (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 09:49 pm Report abuse
@59 KNIHT
In the caption above it says JOHN REES not JON REES.
64 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 10:02 pm Report abuse
Does it matter how it is spelled, I mean, we all know to who the article refers.
65 redpoll (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 10:17 pm Report abuse
Merlin
I would agree with you but there are some posters on this site who can only be replied to with the contempt they deserve. There are some on the other side of the argument whom I do respect even for thier deviated opinions
66 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 10:35 pm Report abuse
Isn't it the English Foreign and Colonial Office that invited Sr Rees?
67 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 10:35 pm Report abuse
Love it when some posters on here act like they have a superior intellect to to you, resort to name calling, some intellect!
68 Anbar (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 10:47 pm Report abuse
“”Love it when some posters on here act like they have a superior intellect to to you, resort to name calling, some intellect!“”

That's a favorite ploy of all of the “I am so much more intelligent than you” crowd on JerkoPress: They spend whole threads telling you how vastly more intelligent than you they are,then use really obscure words to “prove” their intellect....

but forgetting that if everybody is so thick they obviously wont understand the big long obscure words.

So, ask yourself, who does that make stoopido? ;-0

vuggieviceDoverThicko et al puppets being the safest bets for accidental-stupidity.
69 Islander1 (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 11:00 pm Report abuse
Think- So Chile- So the southern region and Punta Arenas thinks nothing of the Islands - is this what you are saying?
Probably so in the north - why would they even need to know anything about the dispute?
But could you explain to me why then do severeal “cambios” on Punta Arenas accept the FI £?
Why can the Falklands Flag be found pinned up in several bars and restaurants in Punta Arenas?
Why have several thousand Chileans got relatives who live in the Islands?
Why to the media in the south refer to the Falkland Islands and not just Malvinas?
Why at the Airport and on the Airline do they call us the Falkland Islands and not just Malvinas?
70 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 11:22 pm Report abuse
Chile will do what is best for Chileans. Fuck me! Hope that fucking radical idea does not catch on!!!

Apologise for the f word, but if it fits then fucking use it!
71 redpoll (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 11:46 pm Report abuse
@69 Islander
You have a lot of Chilean residents on your islands, some of whom may have had the vote in your recent referendum. I think there are also 19 Argentine cityzens also living there
In view of the so called South American solidarity its funny that only three people voted NO for whatever reason
72 reality check (#) Mar 28th, 2013 - 11:47 pm Report abuse
El Drak! Damn think the Dons would have learned their lesson, wouldn't you?
73 briton (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 12:23 am Report abuse
[W] Wales
[ I ] Ireland
[ S ] Scotland
[ E ] England

Very Wise indeed??????????
CFK of the other hand,
[ C ] Chicken
[ F ] Fried
[ K ] Kentucky?
mmmmmmmmmmm
lol
74 reality check (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 12:26 am Report abuse
Like it Briton!
75 Islander1 (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 01:27 am Report abuse
71- hit it on the nail! the personal evidence is that those who are from Chile,Argentina and Uruguay and on the elctoral role did indeed vote yes.
Public evidence from interviews with the SA press is that those Argentines who are not on the roll made it clear that, had they a vote - it would also have beenYes!
76 reality check (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 01:40 am Report abuse
What they voted is their business, it is a democracy guys, any fucker trying to find out who voted what, is out of order! Any islander want to lose my support, they can start by acting like an RG!!!!!!
77 redpoll (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 02:05 am Report abuse
@75 &76
Who voted what is thier business,but most of the Chilean voters and those from Saint Helena (Oops another one n the C24 list) did not vote NO
Perhaps, islander, a point that your MLAs should drive home
78 brit abroad (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 05:27 am Report abuse
Think,
1) Why does your one braincell keep assuming that most people on here are English? You nonce! On a another note, It may be worth you reading about your idiot of a british emb. and her recent rebuff by the Welsh (who are british and the vast majority happen to be so)
2) Why cant you read the article and cite it correctly? there is no such thing as English Foriegn and Commonwealth office! Simple History really Think (you dont really think much do you!!)
3) Did you know that there is still no RG flag flying over or anywhere near flying over Stanley (chuckle chuckle)
4) Why does it hurt you so much??

Oh chuckle chuckle chuckle

My four year old daughter could post wittier comments than you!
79 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 08:01 am Report abuse
@75 Those from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay made an infinitely more meaningful personal commitment to maintaining the Britishness of the Falkland Islands when they became naturalised British Citizens and gained Falkland Island status than they did by voting Yes in the consultative referendum.
80 Think (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 08:33 am Report abuse
(79)Mr McDod

Speaking about “Hitting the Nail”……

”Those who are from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay” Poster (75) Islander1 calls them in a perfect example of the exacerbated Anglocentrism that governs the hearts and minds of English people in general and English Kelper Squatters in particular….

”Those who are from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay” Mr. Islander1 calls them…….
Never mind that ”those people” have taken a conscious choice and invested their lives in throwing their lot with the English Kelper Squatters in Malvinas …..
BEFORE there was any talk of oil riches…..

”Those who are from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay” will never bee true Englishmen and Women.

They better get used to it......

Yours, El Think,
A true, first generation Argentinean….
81 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 08:54 am Report abuse
@80 Sr Think, the time will come when someone whose parents were naturalised posts on here and proudly defines themselves as a true, first generation British Citizen with Falkland Island status (or Falkland Islander for short). Will we believe them, I wonder?
82 Think (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 09:09 am Report abuse
(81) Mr. McDod
You say...:
“Will we believe them, I wonder?”

I say...:
That, my esteemed Mr. McDod, is the mother of all rethorical questions....
You could have spared the question mark....
83 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 09:17 am Report abuse
@82 Sr Think. Your kind response justifies my ?.
84 CaptainSilver (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 10:37 am Report abuse
Morning Stink, had your porridge yet? No such thing as an Argentinean. You are all implanted colonialists from various sinkholes in Europe with a sprinkling of Nazis. Better scoot off back home to Spain or Italy and join the unemployment queues. Then you can watch the Rg meltdown in relative comfort as the Indians reclaim their lost lands.

Chuckle chuckle...
85 andy65 (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 10:40 am Report abuse
@Thinkedover ,As the Reuters Journalist rightly pointed out at The UN some of The Islanders have lived on the Islands longer than most Argentines have lived in South America who were inplanted by Spanish colonisers,interesting to see Timermans reaction when his own family history was pointed out to him he seemed to be stuck for an answer
86 stick up your junta (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 11:56 am Report abuse
Div over think great double act keep it up and your head will inplode :-))))))
87 Think (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 12:44 pm Report abuse
Turnip at (84) asks...:
“.... had your porridge yet?”

I say...:
Porridge is for English sissies…….

We Patagonian-Vikings have our oats raw, swimming in ewe’s milk, generously sprinkled with hazelnuts, Darwin's barberries and sweet briar honey…......
88 andy65 (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 01:07 pm Report abuse
@Think, The Prat he lives in Northern Europe because Argentina is not a fit country to live in -tell us all Think how your parents fled Argentina like rats leaving a sinking ship and how your mother became an office cleaner.
89 Joe Bloggs (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 01:15 pm Report abuse
Back to the story. Think what you want about John Rees (I'm not a huge fan but that another story) but there is no doubt about the amount of support there is for the Falklands in Chile and for the UK over their stance on the Falklands.
90 CaptainSilver (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 01:24 pm Report abuse
Hmm.. porridge is associated with Scots not English and we used to have Rg Blueberries but not any more. Chileans are our friends now. Leave those Ewes alone!
91 Think (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 01:27 pm Report abuse
(89) Joe Bloggs

You say...:
“....there is no doubt about the amount of support there is for the Falklands in Chile...............”
I say...:
No doubt whatsoever about the amount of support there is for the Falklands in Chile from the Honorary English Consul in Punta Arenas, Englishman Mr. Jon Rees MBE.....

And no doubt whatsoever about the amount of support there is for the Falklands in Pocklington.......
www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/community/nostalgia/pocklington-mayor-s-falkland-islands-trip-1-3530365
92 andy65 (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 01:30 pm Report abuse
@Think We are waiting to hear about you move from Argentina to Northern Europe you are becoming as evasive as Hector the rat Timerman when true facts are put you.
93 Think (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 01:56 pm Report abuse
(90) CaptainSilver

Scots........? Yeahhh.......... Heard of them.........

Those squatty inhabitants of my ancestors North Atlantic playgrounds some 1,200 years ago.

I hear they got swallowed by the English, yet a squatty tribe from another of my ancestors playgrounds......
94 Doveoverdover (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 02:02 pm Report abuse
@93 As you're doing asinine today it must be my turn to do naive.
95 Think (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 02:24 pm Report abuse
(94) Mr. Mc.Dod
It would be nice for a change.... ;-)
96 Sergio Vega (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 02:35 pm Report abuse
33@ The correct words is BOLUDOS...

87@ The Argentine Patagonian have a breakfast with “yerba mate” and “facturas” so you are not Patagonian at all as you say.....may be you wish be one but you aren´t.....

As a Chilean Patagonian, born and grew in Punta Arenas, Magallanes, and living here I can say that the most of the inhabitants of this Región are supporters of the Falklands Islands cause because we have strongs tirs with their people from long time ago....And lately it have been reinforced by visits from both countries students, journalist, businessme, sports clubs, etc. and the medical support through our local clinic and Santiago´s clinic. The comercial ties have been kept even the Argentine blockade threat, helping the Falklander population to have a choice of fresh goods....

Our position is that the right self determination of the people is the first clause must be considered at the time to decide over the sovereignity.....specially when no territorial continuity exist with the neighbours countries....

So, a big hugh to all my Islanders friends that have expresed their wish at the polling cabins.....in such a democratic act.. well done...!!!
97 Joe Bloggs (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 02:47 pm Report abuse
96 Sergio

It's lovely to hear the views of a Patagonian rather than some deadbeat with a serious complex.

All the best to you and thanks for speaking of the support that we Falkland Islanders already know exists in bucket loads. I have lots of great friends in Punta Arenas and I don't doubt for a moment the strength of our bonds.

Slds

JB
98 Troy Tempest (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 02:50 pm Report abuse
@96 Sergio

Great post Sergio!!!

I, personally, am not from the Islands, but that was very nice to hear.

What a relief from the torrent of vituperation and plain, raw hatred spewing from from 'think' and his other incarnations.
What is wrong with those people that they are just seething with unrelenting nastiness??

I swear that La Csmpora must have a policy to enlist the mentally-ill, Sussie, think, toby-teen-troll.

Are the Chileans the only SA people who are not brainwashed?
99 ManRod (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 03:12 pm Report abuse
I am not from Punta Arenas, but from the center of Chile. But I support Sergio's last comment. Cheers to the people of the Falklands Islands, that are living on their islands same amount of generations as we do in our country Chile and RG's in theirs...

So indeed, the support from Chile in general is there... we are not as loud in that matter, as it is not our political nature, but the support is sincere and stable. We need no big fake shows...
100 Pheel (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 03:53 pm Report abuse
Despite that Argentina has 30 years of an open strategy of close relationship and brotherhood with Chile that upsets British goals, some Chileans in their Patagonia and Magallanes regions feel that sometimes our governments protect them better than the santiaguinos do.
www.lanacion.com.ar/1450369-una-region-de-chile-pide-ser-adoptada-por-la-argentina
101 Think (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 04:37 pm Report abuse
(96) Sergio Vega says...:
“The Argentine Patagonian have a breakfast with “yerba mate” and “facturas” .................

I say...
For the benefit of all my northerner Shilean brothers, que no saben ni la Chucha sobre la weaá Patagónica, I must clarify that the most typical Patagonian breakfast is Mate and Tortas Fritas.......
”Facturas” are only for City Slicker Momios.... as Mr. Sergio Vega.

(100) Pheel
Correct article about my Shilean brothers in Coyhaique....

As Miodrag Marinovic said last year down south...:
“Magallanes en paro.
Firmes. ¡Dignos, chilenos!
No nos ganarán.
Y si no, ¡chéééé! ¡ Nos vamos al otro lado del alambre!
¡Viva Chile!”.
102 Marcos Alejandro (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 04:51 pm Report abuse
Mr. John Rees
Is not “close to the hearts” , is close to the pockets of a few like Sergio Vega and his friend Enrique Andrews.

“Chilean ‘Solidarity with Malvinas” group manifests public support for Argentina”
“The solidarity group includes political leaders, diplomats, academics, intellectuals and retired military officers from across the political spectrum”

en.mercopress.com/2011/11/24/chilean-solidarity-with-malvinas-group-manifests-public-support-for-argentina

Chilean president a few months ago:

“The position of the Chilean government is clear and firm: we back and support the right of Argentina, on legal and historic reasons, over the Malvinas and other adjoining islands”
103 Think (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 05:06 pm Report abuse
TTKIMC

I wonder if Sergio Vega will now get a better deal on Joe Bloggs's used Defender?
104 Pheel (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 05:12 pm Report abuse
@96
Which kind of breakfast do you have there?

Some km to the north in Coihaique is the answer:
www.interpatagonia.com/coihaique/imagenes/coyhaique_e10.jpg

The same as in Natales, as I remember.

@ 101
Think
I enjoy that we both are La Nación readers! Less biased than others:
www.juventudcombativayrevolucionaria.cl/2012/02/cronica-de-una-marcha-en-coyhaique/#.UVXJFxcbaiB
Long life to free press! :-)
105 Marcos Alejandro (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 05:30 pm Report abuse
103 Think
“I wonder if Sergio Vega will now get a better deal on Joe Bloggs's used Defender”

Why? Is Sergio's '90 Defender still under water??
106 Think (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 05:59 pm Report abuse
(105) Marcos Alejandro

I know nothing about Sergio Vega's submarine Defender.....

But I know that Sergio Vega always keeps his wallet on his Harris tweed jacket left inner pocket ......

You know.................. the pocket closer to the hearth ;-)
107 Marcos Alejandro (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 06:06 pm Report abuse
:-))
108 silly britons (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 06:19 pm
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109 golfcronie (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 06:48 pm Report abuse
When the oil comes in 2017, he will be able to afford 2 or 3 top of the range ( range Rovers ), anyway what happened to court injunctions that CFK was going to issue to the OIL COMPANIES ( stealing your oil, do behave ) that found 500.000.000
barrels of oil near the FALKLANDS. Can you tell me what court will be hearing the actions as I would be interested in attending. TOODLEPIP
110 kenR (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 07:07 pm
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111 golfcronie (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 07:29 pm Report abuse
@110
Funny that, but 189 years ago Argentina as a country did not exist and funnily enough nor did Oil Rigs, You dipshit. TOODLEPIP
112 CaptainSilver (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 07:41 pm Report abuse
Ok Stink, now enjoy your Haggis Neaps and Tatties with a hoots mon!
Thank you Chile! Coming there soon( avoiding Rgland...
113 briton (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 08:51 pm Report abuse
Your Comment
FALKLANDS TIMES, wed, april 1st 2035…….

Read all about it read all about it,

After decades of failure corruption, bad decisions , bankrupts
And national humiliation,
The Argentina people today, voted to become Falklanders under the islands control
After the kind loving islanders paid of her debts, and dragged them to democracy,

CFK said from her prison cell, it’s a conspiracy,
And her former henchman mr tinman, said from the asylum, it was all her fault..
But at least we can now feed in peace.

Read all about it,
Chuckle,
argie mustapha laugh..
114 stick up your junta (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 09:39 pm Report abuse
after 189 years,,,,////
still waiting?
retards!

I think that one can be safely kicked back into the Argies half where it belongs, plus an extra 20 years according to tinmans prediction :-)

Ps ja ja ja ja
115 golfcronie (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 09:51 pm Report abuse
The Argies will not get sovereignty of the FALKLANDS as long as they have holes in their arses. NUFF SAID
TOODLEPIP
116 Islander1 (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 10:03 pm Report abuse
Think- of course those who made a free choice from Chile,Uruguay and Argentina and came and settled here and took out their status and naturalisation can never be English- neither am I -- their children though are/will be 100% Falkland Islanders - and when they grow up they will also have their free democratic choice,along with all others here on the electoral role then, to decide the future of their Islands.
Unlike Argentina, we happen to not be a racist nation.That is why we have over 20 different nationalities living in such a small community and Islanders intermarrying with Chileans-Argentines-Saint Helenians-English-Welsh-Scottish-etc etc.Even some Zimbabweans are settling here now, and very welcome they are.

And Marcos - a bit difficult I agree when you live in the northern hemisphere - but Sergio and Enrique are hardly friends!
117 Sergio Vega (#) Mar 29th, 2013 - 11:34 pm Report abuse
I'm not needing more Defenders because I have 5 of them, so I can choose which one I´ll drive any day.....and next will be a brand new....
The supporting group to Malvinas are a gang of comunist that are also supporting Evito, Rafaelito, Madurito and others leaders taken fronm the garbage can....as well as CFK...And Malvinas is a stadium on Mendoza city, nothing more....
And yes, I keep my wallet near to my heart beacause we have Argentine Gvt. officials as neighbors with very Speedy hands....
We, the Chilean Patagonian people will prefeer to be dead before to be Argentine, that was demonstrated on 1978 when you threatened us because you denied to accept a laudo desition referred to the southern Chilean Islands at the Beagle Channel....we were ready to fight you with an armed forces very very small and less equiped compared with yours (at those years......now it's the reverse, as you know).
Hope Islanders soon will have good profits from their oil found under their waters and their country then will be one of the richest per capita in the world ...Good for them...
And I´ve seen what the behaviour they show with all the foreign people living there if they keep a good way of life.....

It's known for all that the supporting words from the Chilean Gvt. are just to keep the snake into the bastket, but the real support is that the LAN flight , the Scout trip and permanent ties are doing its Works for our Falklanders friends....

Anyway, the words written by those Argentines like Twinc and others are as a prize for me, because I´ll never could agree with they in any way....so thanks to all of you....sincerily.

At least, the regular Argentine citiziens are not like these ones that are posting here, by the contrary they are as friendly and good persons as any Southern Patagonia and Atlanctic not contaminated with the bad influence from the central Argentine Gvt.
118 Islander1 (#) Mar 30th, 2013 - 12:12 am Report abuse
Think - common sense says Chile supports the Arg position over the Falklands- in public.
As has been said - Countries can choose Nations as friends. Your neghbours and boundaries you have to learn to live with and adjust to.
Same all over the world. What is said in public doesnt always match what happens in reality though.
As one ex Chilean Foreign Minister once said - Perhaps 90% of Chileans back the Islanders rights of self determination and choice - but a Chilean Govt with a 5000-km border - will always vote with the 10%!
Its common sense economic reality - and we understand it here.
119 Marcos Alejandro (#) Mar 30th, 2013 - 12:23 am Report abuse
116 Islander1 “Sergio and Enrique are hardly friends”
Brit
Are you either wrong as usual or Sergio Vega is a liar(or both)?

56 Sergio Vega (#)Nov 25th, 2011 “As my friend Enrique wrote”

en.mercopress.com/2011/11/24/chilean-solidarity-with-malvinas-group-manifests-public-support-for-argentina

106 Think
We need to stop making fun of our Shileno neighbor Mr. Pervan, when he gets nervous his “defenders” multiply like the Chinese.
120 Big Bad John (#) Mar 30th, 2013 - 02:47 am
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121 Islander1 (#) Mar 30th, 2013 - 03:29 am Report abuse
Marcos- I am seldom wrong- you on the otherhand frequently write utter tripe based usually on the incomplete and slanted versions of Arg Govt Press communiques. Or the utterances of a minority UK newspaper.
Like the rest of you - when challenged with facts - you dissapear!

The two are proffessionals both - but rivals and competitors.
122 Think (#) Mar 30th, 2013 - 06:35 am Report abuse
( 119 ) Marcos Alejandro
“Think, we need to stop making fun of our Shileno neighbor Mr. Pervan.....”

I say...:
Jupppp....
Mr. Sergio Vega is certainly “close to the hearts” of the Kelpers.....
As are Corcorán SA, Galicia SA and Inal SA....
All of them selling (at grossly inflated prices) lots of Argentinean products to the squatting Kelpers :-)
123 stick up your junta (#) Mar 30th, 2013 - 08:26 am Report abuse
All of them selling (at grossly inflated prices) lots of Argentinean products to the squatting Kelpers

With your rampant inflation I doubt they could keep up
124 Conqueror (#) Mar 30th, 2013 - 12:10 pm Report abuse
@100 That “open strategy of close relationship and brotherhood with Chile”. Was that from before or after Videla declared arbitration award of the Picton, Lennox and Nueva Islands to Chile to be null? Even when Pope John Paul II got involved, didn't argieland avoid acceptance until it had been beaten by Britain in the Falklands War? Aren't you still at odds over the Southern Patagonian Ice Field where you published a tourist map in 2006 placing the disputed region in argieland? Was that “open”? Or was it typical argie underhandedness? Wasn't argieland planning to declare war on Chile after it had “finished off” the Falklands? Didn't go too well, did it? But then, argies have always been incompetent numpties, haven't they? Just think. 400 miles from their homeland, argies got beaten shitless by a nation that had to send a Task Force 8,000 miles to do it!
@103 I see that after complaining about a supposed “diversion” about Rugby and Welsh, Twinky, you have now attempted a “diversion” about motor vehicles. Typical argie twonk. “We can do it, but no-one else can.” Does it hurt your “self-esteem” when proper democratic nations tell you to sod off? When even the UNSG politely and diplomatically tells you that you're prats and liars? Or are you so dumb that nothing can get through? Ever thought about trying to evolve into a human?
125 Islander1 (#) Mar 30th, 2013 - 08:58 pm Report abuse
Think- I “think” you will find inflated prices of Argentine products IN Argentina- not in Chile.
This last summer cruise vessels have found stone fruit from Chile - airfreighted to the Islands - is cheaper than Argentine stone fruit inside Argentina.
Also they have found a range of Argentine products to be cheaper if bought in Uruguay abd seafreighted to the Islands - thus several middleman have all put their margins on - but the price is still CHEAPER than same Argentine product if purchased in Ushuaia.
126 Anbar (#) Mar 30th, 2013 - 11:53 pm Report abuse
“”““We can’t tolerate that in the XXI century, there are still colonial enclaves in South America””“”

They cant tolerate themselves.

Duh! :-0
127 Shed-time (#) Mar 31st, 2013 - 10:00 am Report abuse
@126 they do say some very silly things indeed. I truly wonder if the population of Latin-chauvinism America are too brain dead to know how silly his words are.
128 CaptainSilver (#) Mar 31st, 2013 - 11:03 am Report abuse
#126 I agree the whole of Latin America must be searching its soul at how the continent was raped and conquered by Spain and Italy who murdered the vast majority of the inhabitants and asking itself why it condems the Indians to live in hovels collecting cardboard and plastic to put food on their tables. Terrible isn't it? Contrast that with the Falkland Islands settled by the British without murdering or displacing anyone where folk originally from 50 different nations live in peace, prosperity and harmony with nature. Apart from an odious neighbour, everything is dandy.
129 briton (#) Mar 31st, 2013 - 11:16 am Report abuse
does not argentina already have a colony in the antarctic.
130 Shed-time (#) Mar 31st, 2013 - 08:24 pm Report abuse
@129 no one is allowed to talk about their colony in the antarctic with all the tanks and guns that they took there in order to militarise it against more treaties that they signed.

In latin-american eyes, faux-militarisation of the falklands after an invasion by completely untrustworthy Argentina = bad; Argentinian tanks in Antarctica = good.

It's just nonsense.
131 briton (#) Apr 01st, 2013 - 12:13 am Report abuse
It seems they are never more happier,
Than when they are either being laugh at, or humiliated,
It much an argentine thing .lol.
132 golfcronie (#) Apr 01st, 2013 - 10:22 am Report abuse
Comon fellas, do not be too hard on the Argies, I know that deep down they agree with us. I think that their true feelings are lost in translation, they do not comprehend the English vocabulary, so put any gibberish forward to make them feel good. Thats what I would like to think, but on the otherhand?

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