Saturday, May 4th 2013 - 10:08 UTC

Brazil furious with Cristina Fernandez non-kept promises freezes relation

Brazil has virtually frozen political and economic relations with Argentina following serious discrepancies that were confirmed during the recent summit of presidents Cristina Fernandez with Dilma Rousseff who cut short the originally scheduled two-day visit to Buenos Aires.

The ‘cordial’ photo for the media, behind doors was another story and Dilma cut short her visit

The bilateral conflict exposes billions of dollars of investments from Brazil, which also happens to be Argentina’s main trade partner, since the government of Cristina Fernandez has not complied with any of the understandings reached in previous meetings referred mainly to limitations, restrictions and other obstacles implemented by the Argentines.

But this time also, according to Argentine and Brazilian diplomatic sources quoted in the Buenos Aires media, there were serious questionings towards Cristina Fernandez latest political decisions ‘on the path of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’, the main of which, judicial reform and the advance on the media.

Apparently Dilma Rousseff brought along messages of concern both from the United Nations (later this week made public) and from the US government.

Brazilian Foreign minister Antonio Patriota held very private meetings with the main representatives from Argentina’s manufacturers’ organization, (Argentine Industrial Union), involved in the bilateral trade to inform them of the seriousness of the current situation.

“Formally the presidential meeting was cordial, but there were no advances in the agenda and the officials below Cristina Fernandez did not address any of the pending issues”, Patriota told the Argentine manufacturers.

“The Brazilian government tolerance is over” UIA outgoing president Ignacio De Mendiguren reported to his peers at an urgent meeting.

 This was clearly confirmed when President Rousseff, “did not spend the night in Buenos Aires as was scheduled and left immediately back to Brasilia”.

However Rousseff was not entirely negative and before leaving stated that the two countries must rebuild “the spirit of Cardales”, a summit promoted by De Mendiguren when a similar situation was forecasted but was finally averted as the two sides sat down to seriously negotiate.

To please the Brazilian leader Cristina presented for the talks her whole cabinet with the exception of Domestic trade minister Guillermo Moreno, who with the support of government openly bullies and threatens corporations and business people.

Earlier in the year in a meeting in Brazil to address auto industry complementation issues Moreno tried the same primary tactics but was stopped immediately. The head of Brazil’s National Industry Confederation is alleged to have sternly said: “these methods were not even used under Stalin or the Soviet Union; we will not tolerate them”.

However Cristina Fernandez last November has personally promised Dilma that the controversy with the Vale potassium development, a 6 billion dollars investment, would have an economic and not a political solution, including a positive result for the fiscal incentives promised.

None of this happened and Vale has left Argentina after sustaining death threats to their top staff, and paying for redundancies, plus hopes of recovering the 3 billion invested by some potential more audacious corporation.

Brazil’s main disappointments with Argentina include the surge of authorized imports from China, 8%, while Brazilian imports were frozen down 17% in the same period.

The lack of an agreement on the auto-parts controversy: Argentina insists in a surplus in the bilateral relation in this item, to which Brazil was willing to listen. But contrary to promises there have been no Argentine proposals but rather suggestions for an extension of the current questioned regime.

The lack of understanding for the Vale potassium project, as originally has been promised.

The manipulation of the tender process to build two huge dams in Santa Cruz which left out Brazilian corporations and were handed to two businessmen very closely linked to the Kirchner family.

The macroeconomic policy implemented by Argentina and the handling of the foreign exchange issue, which limits Brazilian investments. In the case of Vale the corporation was not prepared to bring US dollars at 5.20 Pesos and face local costs influenced by 24% inflation and a 9.80 Pesos dollar.

Apparently in 2012 the volume of Brazilian investments in Argentina was down seven billion dollars because of these problems and the overall uncertainty of the situation in South America’s second largest economy.

 

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1 mastershakejb (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:28 am Report abuse
lol South American unity.
Meanwhile, I'm on Mabul Island, just got back from my 2nd day of Open Water PADI course, still have 7 more days and nights on this glorious island, and then Sipadan Island. Life is glorious for first worlders......can't even imagine the horrors of being Argentine right now
2 Troy Tempest (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:28 am Report abuse
CFK loses another ally.
3 Britworker (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:32 am Report abuse
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Who are the idiots here?
4 screenname (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:36 am Report abuse
It's just a matter of time before Brasil goes it alone in dealing with the rest of the world anyway. Argentine policy will help Basil in the long run, as it is taking their only rival in South America out of the world picture.
5 Troy Tempest (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:38 am Report abuse
@1
What is the diving like there?
Clear water, lots of sea life ?? Dive facilities?

Sorry, off topic I guess...
6 yankeeboy (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:38 am Report abuse
All Brazil has to do is stop letting in cars and car parts from Argentina. A couple months of that right about now would quickly resolve this issue.
Watch for it
Try one more straw just one more
7 mastershakejb (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:54 am Report abuse
5
Troy, its AMAZING here, seriously mind blowing. I'm diving mostly Mabul and Kapalai right now, but then I'll finish with Sipadan. Mabul and Kapalai are considered #1 for macro/muck diving in the world, and Sipadan's considered #1 or within top 3 depending on who you talk to, for large pelagic species. Sea turtles galore on all the islands here. The visibility is incredible, over 30 meters, the water deliciously warm, and the quantity and quality of fish life is mind boggling. I seriously think it doesn't get better than this anywhere.

The prices are ludicrously cheap. I got my Open Water Dive course, along with Advance Open Water, and Sipadan, with 9 days and nights of my own room, 3 meals a day and snacks/drinks, boat to/from Semporna, jetty fees, etc all for 800 bucks. Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Borneo and back was only 30 bucks each way, 40 with baggage.

Also did the Kinabatangan river cruise, was awesome, and after here I go to climb Mount Kinabalu and some trekking.
8 Troy Tempest (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:55 am Report abuse
6 Yankeeboy

I suspect that this is all very disillusioning for Dilma.

Brazil bought the whole “Mercosur trading bloc, shared prosperity” pitch, in the name of SA solidarity, only to find that the only one benefitting is Argentina.

CFK also brought along her dysfunctional cousin, Venezuela, and then broke the trade rules of Mercosur, to the detriment of Brazil.

After allowing herself to be jollied along by lies and empty promises from CFK, Dilma is embarrassed and angry. You can bet she has some awkward situations with Brazilian investors and important corporations like Vale.

Betrayed by CFK. Brazil will do better without Argentina.

Not good to jab the giant next door.
9 yankeeboy (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:04 am Report abuse
Troy, After Soy, cars are the next biggest item brining in desperately needed U$, Dilma should let the cars sit in customs over the winter, destabilize CFK and then “help” the next gov't get in place.
At least that is what I would do

I've never liked Dilma, I think she unqualified for the position and is squandering the meager gains they have made over the last decade.

She knows she was played and now looks weak and foolish.

Payback is a B*tch though and an angry betrayed women with $, a military, clandestine services can do a lot of damage.
10 ElaineB (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:04 am Report abuse
I commented on this situation yesterday but I think pretty much everyone outside of Argentina is standing back knowing there is no way they can avoid a complete economic crash. They can only hope they don't take too much shrapnel and will only start to rebuild relationships when the K's are gone.

In many ways the US and Argentina's 'close' neighbours have done more than is necessary to warn and coax CFK away from her disastrous policies. But CFK is out of her depth and has been since Nestor stopped telling her what to do. Now she is just out of control.

No one really wants to see the people of a country suffer the consequences of a corrupt oligarchy like the Kirchners. It will be the working and middle class that will suffer the most.
11 yankeeboy (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:08 am Report abuse
Elaine, I hope the destruction this crazy women brings onto Millions of people is so severe and devastating that they actually wake up and get the kleptocracy out of Argentina once and for all.
It is just a hope though I don't see it happening unless the military takes over and they get someone like Pinochet in there for a generation to “fix” the corruption once and for all. They need to have the stupid knocked out of them.
12 Troy Tempest (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:22 am Report abuse
10,11 Elaine and Yankeeboy

I don't wish to see devastation visited upon the people of Argentina.

That being said, it does seem inevitable. If it must happen, I hope it isn't for nought and they do not waste the opportunity to purge ALL the corrupt opportunists.
13 yankeeboy (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:27 am Report abuse
When I moved to Argentina after the last crash I had the hope they'd learn and instead the Ks bankrupted/stole every U$ in the country. There is nothing left for the new gov't to build upon, no seed corn left for next year!

They need to hit rock bottom so there is no question that the system has to change.
I just don't see it happening without a ruthless dictator to pull out the weeks to let the garden grow.

So many mixed metaphors sorry....
14 Faz (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:33 am Report abuse
The screw tightens another click... Advice to Rgs get out quick!
15 reality check (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:38 am Report abuse
When things get really bad, they will vote for her policies again.

With their feet!
16 ElaineB (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:40 am Report abuse
I can't support the actions of Pinochet in their entirety and I think time has moved on for regimes of his type. What Pinochet did was keep politics, the forces and economics separate. That way he could apply different strategies to each area. His switch to a free market economy was a bitter pill for the people to have to swallow and they suffered the changes for over a decade. (If you talk to people that went through it, it was grim and humiliating). I don't believe you need a political dictatorship to achieve a change in economic model. What you need is a willingness of the people to work hard for a better future. JMO

It is interesting that when I was last in Buenos Aires people were saying that they were better off under the military. I don't happen to agree and think they have short memories but when you feel helpless and hopeless it is easy to swing from one extreme to another without considering the consequences.

I also don't know that Argentinean society has the constitution to go through the necessary process to build a more stable economy. I don't mean to be insulting but the idea of working hard to achieve something long-term seems anathema to a large section of the population. (I know that a proportion do work hard and try to achieve success but they cannot support a whole economy).

I would like to think you are right that a hard lesson would be learned and someone with genuine intent is elected next time but that would require an entire shift in social thinking. Corruption is endemic, not just in the government.
17 malen (#) May 04th, 2013 - 12:14 pm Report abuse
16 It is interesting that when I was last in BS AS people were saying that they were better off under the military.

I live in BA and never heard that. For more than 30 years people believes in democracy, not going back to the military. Just see the last cacerolazos, nobody talking of anything military.
And there is nothing good to be said of a militar golpista government. Pinochet was a militar genocida and that governned by force, not democracy. A shame for Chile and Latin Am.
18 Pirate Love (#) May 04th, 2013 - 12:21 pm Report abuse
“We all stand together!” what a f*cking joke,

In S.A its race to see who can stab the other country in the back first, congratulations argentina you win again! however that Christmas card list is getting considerably smaller.

Not a good idea to bend over the economic powerhouse of S.A and try to slip one in from behind........Unity does not stretch that far.....
19 tapestry-of-grapes (#) May 04th, 2013 - 12:22 pm Report abuse
'generic latin american country is furious with generic latin american country for not honouring it's agreements'

You could print this headline every day of the week, all over latin america and it would still be valid.
20 surfer (#) May 04th, 2013 - 12:45 pm Report abuse
Arentina's govt. has zero credibility, zero honour, zero integrity.

Any country that 'has' to deal with Argentina must hedge their bets with every deal, no organisation should expect to invest or trade with Argentina without total loss of investment.

As the oft used saying goes 'invest in Argentina, you will lose your shirt'.
21 manchesterlad (#) May 04th, 2013 - 12:48 pm Report abuse
Argentina seems to be one of the few countries (with Venezuela & perhaps Bolivia) who think that they can impose import controls, dollar restrictions & peso overvaluation & still expect that they can export their products without restrictions

This may work for a while when you have a hard headed, arrogant, autocratic leader like CFK but when you come across another one like Rouseff, your policies quickly backfire........pull the other one Crissy, it's got bells on!!!
22 yankeeboy (#) May 04th, 2013 - 01:11 pm Report abuse
16. I don't see this as much different than when the Romans had to “elect” dictators to deal with endemic corruption or some other catastrophe.

I think Democracy in Argentina has proved to be a failed experiment. Due to ingrained corruption in their society and their under educated population.
Democracy is a worthy goal but that doesn't mean every country/society can make it work.
I use Pinochet as an example mainly because he was next door, not all the Dictators were “bad”, his methods may have been rough but I think the outcome can't be denied.
I don't see how Argentina could or would ever “elect” someone to fix the country. It must be fixed with brutal force or continue is grinding pace to turn itself into Bolivia.

Argentinians are strong with the weak and weak with the strong
If you put every move the country has ever made in this context they are very easy to predict.

I will tell you something that I am sure most of my detractors won't believe but about a month ago I was at dinner with some influential RGs and was asked to consult for the new gov't. I laughed and said I would never ever live back in that horrible place. But it does show that plans are being made.

The sooner the better in my book
23 ElaineB (#) May 04th, 2013 - 01:21 pm Report abuse
@17 I believe that you have never heard that but I have.

@22 I am sure plans are afoot. First there will be a scramble amongst the people in power now to try to oust CFK and try to retain power. (I don't think the public will accept this as they are all so tainted). Then there will be a scramble amongst those in power but outside the K's oligarchy. I have no idea where it will end but it had better be someone with the charisma to rebuild relationships with neighbours and trading partners if they are ever going to have a chance to recover.
24 Baxter (#) May 04th, 2013 - 01:32 pm Report abuse
It is so very sad to see such a wealthy country , in natural resources and educated population , in such a complete mess . Rousseff is quite right in saying enough . There must be a limit to lies and double talk . And also see the comments of Uruguays Vice President . On the same lines ! But what can be done , nothing ! Not do long ago the people voted for this woman , 54 percent , and gave her a Congresional majority . So now grin and suffer . The British did the same in 1974 , voting in Labour , and by 1979 they had a mess ! Unions crazed with power , IMF coming in to save the day and general malaise . Fortunately a change in Government saved the day ! Perhaps the hope is that in Octobers election the people will wake up and trounce the Presidents candidates . Or we have to study , in depth ,the kind of democracy we want or need ! The ancient Greek system - only educated citizens could vote .
25 yankeeboy (#) May 04th, 2013 - 01:34 pm Report abuse
The cadre I met with are well known and powerful with an established power base.
I think they may go through a number of Prez in rapid succession like last time and have to beg someone to rescue them. Odd, isn't that how they did it in old Rome too?
Hmm
26 2Hands (#) May 04th, 2013 - 02:34 pm Report abuse
@yankeeboy, what does RG means??,
Do you think that military occupation would make things better?
Argentine had the worst times for cultural freedom cause the militar occupation in 76, and we still fight against the social blackholes that were imposed in the society, Militars didnt fixed anything, and its proved they were supported by external governments that seeked internal interests in the country. Argentine has to be fixed by its own people, Compromising and organizing to elect the right representation for the country and the secret to that happen, is that any president who comes in power can not be reelected. Its is proved here, that any president beyond 4 years, disrupts the economy. The Politics has to become more clear and for long term directions, and the FMI has to start speaking a more transparent language to the Arg future govs to exchange progress, and not to disrupt development.
27 tapestry-of-grapes (#) May 04th, 2013 - 03:42 pm Report abuse
I don't know anyone powerful, as a goyim ... I'm only a donkey who was only born to serve israelites according to the Israel's equivalent of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Rabbi Ovadia Yosef).

Maybe, if I'm lucky one day, I'll be allowed to serve one of them on my knees.
28 ChrisR (#) May 04th, 2013 - 04:16 pm Report abuse
I like Dilma and she at least is tackling corruption unlike Lula. However she is faltering after a good start and seems unable to get herself a decent finance minister, one who does not lie would be a good start.

You would have thought that the intelligence service would have warned her about TMBOAs severe bi-polarism when she took office, unless of course she ignored them.

Perhaps now she will be more cautious with TMBOA.

BTW, those who ‘Think’ VW AR export cars to Brasil should stand on Ruta 9 and watch the car transporters FULL of VWs coming south to MVD eight or ten in convoy. With an average of 10 per transporter that’s 100 cars at a time and they never seem to stop, they CAN’T ALL be going to UYU sale can they? Perhaps they have a block booking on the ferry.
29 slattzzz (#) May 04th, 2013 - 04:36 pm Report abuse
lack of trolls on this matter me THINKS, can't THINK why
30 Steveu (#) May 04th, 2013 - 04:54 pm Report abuse
@28 Must be too busy burning flags and bitching about the one LAN Chile to the Falklands per week.
31 tapestry-of-grapes (#) May 04th, 2013 - 05:42 pm Report abuse
@29 I wish they'd burn more union flags, at £5 a pop that would make a few people very happy. Sadly they're too cheap, and make some nonsense that looks like a paint-eating child had belched up onto a blanket.
32 Brasileiro (#) May 04th, 2013 - 05:44 pm Report abuse
In the case to Portugal reclaim ours lands:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKEcPph1e28
33 slattzzz (#) May 04th, 2013 - 05:46 pm Report abuse
Ah bless them poor dears, surprised the can afford the lighters. TMBOA days are numbered
34 Beresford (#) May 04th, 2013 - 06:03 pm Report abuse
@28 Today is Saturday. I don't think they get any overtime payment.
35 Tobers (#) May 04th, 2013 - 06:24 pm Report abuse
A major problem if not the problem is the cancer of nationalism. Used by the Junta and Peronists alike and most politicians. Basically nationalism encourages irresponsibility and insecurity and all its associated problems.

Argentina needs to stop talking about itself - and start talking about 'people'
36 slattzzz (#) May 04th, 2013 - 08:32 pm Report abuse
cant wait till Monday till see what fook up she's managed next
37 surfer (#) May 04th, 2013 - 09:17 pm Report abuse
Yup I want more of this:

www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-25/thursday-humor-what-inflation-argentina

I know it's been out a few days but it stands retelling, this guy is the minister of the economy, the top man, minister of finance, and he's clueless.

This govt. is on the way out.
38 MagnusMaster (#) May 04th, 2013 - 09:34 pm Report abuse
@22 Argentina didn't do very well under dictatorships, either. What makes you think a dictatorship is going to work out for us? Not that the military are going back anytime soon, they are dead and buried.
39 Brasileiro (#) May 04th, 2013 - 09:43 pm Report abuse
To ilustrate: NAe=Navio Aeródromo=Puerta Aviones=In english i dont know write. But our NAe is ancient. But in service treinee is good. State RJ building futures sub, ships and NAe's. In Brasil, each State have one mission to protect our Federation.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRSFXzmpo8Y
40 Think (#) May 04th, 2013 - 09:50 pm Report abuse
(35) surfer

You say....:
“ This govt. is on the way out......”

I say....:
Sure it is........... As sure as we all are dying.......
Try to catch the wave, surfer....
41 surfer (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:21 pm Report abuse
#38

You're absolutely fine, the peso's doing good 5 to the dollar, inflation 10.2%, those recent demos could fit in a football stadium. YPF developing all those dead cows, NML happy with the latest proposals for debt repayments. No money laundering involving top govt officials. All the neighbours seem contented with dealing with you guys...

If you believe all that then you must be very happy with the CFK administration, just one question, what are you smoking?
42 Chicureo (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:35 pm Report abuse
Allow me to answer for señor Think.
Only the best cigars froml Havana with the worst Arentiniam Scotch wiskey imaginable. This combination results in halucinations that CFK is right on track.
I know this from experience as I used to sometimes experiment in smoking the same with Chilean pisco. I actually believed at one time that my general was incorruptible.
Think: Reality is hard to accept, and you may wish to continue what you want to believe, but in the end, we all must face the facts of life. “Memento mori”
That I've learned the hard way....
43 surfer (#) May 04th, 2013 - 10:54 pm Report abuse
Strangely I think that's a far better reply by proxy than I'm going to get, Regards.
44 Chicureo (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:21 pm Report abuse
Surfer, catch the wave and check out the latest post about Tu-154s on another article. Imagine...
45 surfer (#) May 04th, 2013 - 11:46 pm Report abuse
(41) surfer

You say....:

“inflation at 10.2%” and “your neighbours seem contented”

I say...:

You must pay more attention, inflation is currently at 10.2315883% precisely. Would you be so kind as to provide evidence for this flippant remark about “your neighbours” (I will ignore this current article and the Uruguay piece on Mercopress obviously)

Please try and stay on your board mr surfer, and watch out for sunstroke.
46 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 12:24 am Report abuse
45.. I don't get it? Is this another log in fail?
47 Troy Tempest (#) May 05th, 2013 - 12:50 am Report abuse
45...

Think???
48 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2013 - 01:17 am Report abuse
Think has hacked all our IDs and is now planning to make us look like fools. Fortunately, we seem to be not worried as we already are...
49 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 05th, 2013 - 01:43 am Report abuse
The key idea of this article, that Dilma would shut down all relations with Cristina and Argentina for spurning “messages from the US government”, is laughable...
50 Anglotino (#) May 05th, 2013 - 02:53 am Report abuse
Oh I don't think Think has hacked anyone's profiles. You can't hack a sock puppet you created.

What a week!

First Stevie is outed as not being a Uruguayan living in Uruguay and here we have Think forgetting to change his logins while he replies to HIMSELF!

It will now be interesting to search through “surfer's” comments and see what he has said.

It's actually interesting to read several posters on this site that seem to set up the conversation for others. But not half as interesting as the similarities in grammar and punctuation that I see from several others.

Seems Surfer has caught his last wave.
51 Ayayay (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:54 am Report abuse
Wow Mastershake!! Sounds like all that & a bag of fries!
52 Captain Poppy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:32 am Report abuse
BK you ignore :

“However Cristina Fernandez last November has personally promised Dilma that the controversy with the Vale potassium development, a 6 billion dollars investment, would have an economic and not a political solution, including a positive result for the fiscal incentives promised.
None of this happened and Vale has left Argentina after sustaining death threats to their top staff, and paying for redundancies, plus hopes of recovering the 3 billion invested by some potential more audacious corporation.”

and

“Earlier in the year in a meeting in Brazil to address auto industry complementation issues Moreno tried the same primary tactics but was stopped immediately. The head of Brazil’s National Industry Confederation is alleged to have sternly said: “these methods were not even used under Stalin or the Soviet Union; we will not tolerate them”.”

and

“Brazil’s main disappointments with Argentina include the surge of authorized imports from China, 8%, while Brazilian imports were frozen down 17% in the same period.”

and

“The macroeconomic policy implemented by Argentina and the handling of the foreign exchange issue, which limits Brazilian investments. In the case of Vale the corporation was not prepared to bring US dollars at 5.20 Pesos and face local costs influenced by 24% inflation and a 9.80 Pesos dollar.”

and

“The manipulation of the tender process to build two huge dams in Santa Cruz which left out Brazilian corporations and were handed to two businessmen very closely linked to the Kirchner family.”

But with one sentence SHARED no less with the UN and you come away with the key idea of the article is the Brazil would sever relations because of USA message.

DO YOU HAVE ANY READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS YOU MASTERBATION KIRCHNERITE MORON? Did you read anything after that sentence?
53 Anglotino (#) May 05th, 2013 - 06:04 am Report abuse
Now that THINK has outed himself as the owner of the sock puppet SURFER, releasing old posts become so much funnier:

en.mercopress.com/2012/10/12/falklands-oil-industry-socio-economic-impact-on-track-with-no-major-new-concerns
Dover, Think and Surfer. So not 3 people replying to each other but 2 or just 1?

en.mercopress.com/2013/05/01/argentina-openly-clashes-with-un-over-the-judicial-reform-calls-rapporteur-ignorant#comment243938
Surfer (Think) telling us he doesn't care where people live after Stevie was outed as not being Uruguayan.

en.mercopress.com/2013/03/22/argentina-threatens-with-flexible-imports-to-ensure-supply-of-consumer-goods#comment231204
Surfer(Think) calling Nostrils a troll! Is Nostrils the only actual Argentine on here?

And it goes on. Quite interesting posts from Surfer - a supposedly rabid anti-CFK, Argue hating poster from outside Argentina.

Who is real? Because no me so far seems surprised by this.
54 RICO (#) May 05th, 2013 - 06:15 am Report abuse
It's National Socialism without a strong enough military to attack their neighbours.

Still the military is not completely useless, it is probably strong enough to attack its own civilian population particularly if it can get help from allied paramilitary organisations.

Argentinas main military successes have been against lightly protected civilian populations - war of the desert, occupation of the Falklands, Dirty War etc..
55 surfer (#) May 05th, 2013 - 07:20 am Report abuse
I believe I got you, Chicureo?
56 Troy Tempest (#) May 05th, 2013 - 07:57 am Report abuse
@55turfedover

Shut it, 'think', you fcuked up.

You'll have to come back now as another cast of characters.

How about “The Wind in the Willows”?

I saw that as a pantomime once.
You can be “Mr. Toad” and “Ratty”
57 surfer (#) May 05th, 2013 - 08:45 am Report abuse
It was I spoofing Stink, not the other way around.

Really to vent my annoyance at how formulaic and evasive he can be, following on from Chicureo answering on stink's behalf. Thought the bit in brackets was a bit of a giveaway, obviously not, arf!
58 Stevie (#) May 05th, 2013 - 09:55 am Report abuse
slattzzz @ 29
I disagree with you (imagine), there are plenty o trolls in this thread.
But they do shine with their abscense in the threads about the EU unemploymen and especially the British tax havens, where the “BOT's” are referred to as colonies...
59 Redrow (#) May 05th, 2013 - 10:10 am Report abuse
@ 45 @41
@51 @55

Ah, the old existential crisis. If only there were some psychoanalysts in Argentina to give you a good reason to go back there.

Do me a favour and Think of a colour and a tool.

No, really, think of a colour and a tool. Got one? good.
now create a new character that you believe to be innovative and original and likely to show how clever you are.
Then get them to post about the red hammer you thought of above.
60 surfer (#) May 05th, 2013 - 10:16 am Report abuse
TWIMC

It seems some of the sharper tools in this box have discovered another of my characters.....

This was a very lazy creation however, singular minded, rather surprising how long it took. Our commander McDod took a bit longer to fashion.

Now I shall share some even more astounding insights.....

I say....:

Turnips a lot, this is another way of distracting from the current argument, when I know the game is up! Lots of precise semantic nitpicking, barrister lite, too, this helps to distract.

In addition I want to apologise for all the purile insults I've thrown around so carelessly like confetti....

The 'Think' sock puppet will still be used from time to time, but don't take it too seriously. It only appears after a astonishingly good Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon, one of my favourites ;-)

El Stink
Chubby
61 Stevie (#) May 05th, 2013 - 10:20 am Report abuse
Think

Purple chisel?

What is this guy on (about)???
62 Redrow (#) May 05th, 2013 - 10:53 am Report abuse
@61

Problem is Stevie, that everyone reading this exchange who will also have thought red hammer (which is simply what most normal people think) will know that you have said purple chisel simply to appear less predictable, therefore exposing your insecurity. A Brit would have simply chuckled at being had.
63 Stevie (#) May 05th, 2013 - 11:01 am Report abuse
Problem is Redrow, that all of you lot are a bunch of sheep.
Hence there is little difference in your way of thinking.

Nothing to do with me.
64 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 11:09 am Report abuse
(42) Chicureo
You say….:
”…. in the end, we all must face the facts of life. “Memento Mori”
That I've learned the hard way....

I say….:
Ahhhh….
Memento Mori…..
On of my favourite Latin phrases, indeed.....
Haven’t used it in here for a couple of years, though…:
en.mercopress.com/2011/04/05/falklands-sea-lion-well-latest-oil-appraisal-sends-rockhopper-shares-soaring#comment44098
&
en.mercopress.com/2011/03/31/falkland-islands-will-remain-on-summer-time-throughout-2011#comment42121

......”Memento Mori”........ That I've learned, as a child, reading the inscription on TOP of my family’s coat of arms………; I think ;-)

PS:
Whoever wrote post (45) has, at least, some ”Surfer” humor :-)))
65 Anglotino (#) May 05th, 2013 - 11:24 am Report abuse
Why bother?
66 Anbar (#) May 05th, 2013 - 12:00 pm Report abuse
Remember those old children collecting games..with cards... you had to buy “hatever product” and inside would be a random card..and the idea was to collect an entire set and you'd win something?

Can we do that with ThinkoDoDSurferStevieGuzzs bunch of sock-puppets?

Or is there just a ingle master-card that says “Paid Muppets” to cover the whole lot of them?
67 ElaineB (#) May 05th, 2013 - 12:15 pm Report abuse
Do you really think they are paid? They don't even live in Argentina so how would they be recruited? Can you even post a choripan overseas?
68 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 12:20 pm Report abuse
(60) Surfer

It's spelled “puerile”, not purile......
Catch the wave, surfer ;-)
69 LEPRecon (#) May 05th, 2013 - 12:23 pm Report abuse
@67 - ElaineB

They probably have to attend the nearest Argentine embassy to receive their 'payment'. LOL

But I think you're right. What we have here is someone who hates the 'West' so will jump on any bandwagon to slag off the West, yet at the same time they're holding out their hands for welfare cheques, and benefiting from the very thing that they 'hate'.

Like all such people, the purport to support Socialism in its extreme forms. What they don't understand is that, should their wishes come true and their extreme Socialist society arrive, they are going to be the 1st against the wall!

Just like when Hitler got rid of the SA and used his new puppets the SS to do the dirty work. People like Think who constantly complain, and never appreciate what they actually have in life, would be the biggest danger to an imposed Socialist (or National Socialist) dictatorship, and would have to go.

However, back to the thread. Cristina's economic model continues it's downwards spiral.

We can only hope that she is allowed to stay President for another term. That way she can be sure she's destroyed Argentina forever.
70 surfer (#) May 05th, 2013 - 12:53 pm Report abuse
#68 Tinker

Yeeeees, but can you wind up the WHOLE forum;-) Nobody got it, yet, I'm going to talk to the cat now, about Tupolevs.
71 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 01:07 pm Report abuse
How embarrassing.
72 Anglotino (#) May 05th, 2013 - 01:08 pm Report abuse
LEPRecon

I don't think Argneitna can be destroyed. But CFK can do enough damage that it could take a generation to repair. I don't see this as a good thing, but indeed a tragedy not only for the average Argentinean but also for the region.

The world doesn't gain by Argentina collapsing again. Chile and Uruguay don't gain from the economic shock waves any collapse might cause.

Will CFK gain eligibility to be reelected? Perhaps. With steady erosion of civil society and democratic safeguards there is a chance.

Will CFK be reelected? Again perhaps. For the same reason.

But without massive changes to their current economic model, Argentina will indeed face economic ruination.

Models that bring high short term gain always come at a price.

Argentina is starting to pay the price. And is not rich Argentineans like CFK or other politicians that will feel the pain the most.

It is the average Argentine, and it is a shame that there are so few on here willing to have their voices heard.
73 ElaineB (#) May 05th, 2013 - 01:49 pm Report abuse
@72 I agree with some of the points you make. Argentina will continue as a country but will have a severe set-back, once again eroding the gains some of the population have made to improve their lives. Like must feel like Sisyphus, condemned to repeat the same difficult task only to have to repeat it ad infinitum.

I also agree that no one benefits from the collapse of the Argentine economy. I think that is the reason they have been given so many chances by their neighbours, trading partners and by the organisation they use. It must be like a parent watching a drug addicted child spiral into oblivion, having their help and advice rejected, and having been lied to repeatedly, finally understanding that they have to let them fall to rock-bottom.

Unfortunately for the people of Argentina their president is a narcissist and over-medicated. She has surrounded herself with sycophants and rules by fear and bullying. I actually think those around her will turn on her first, followed by the people. I don't think she will get re-elected. Maybe under different circumstances she could have pulled it off but too many events have conspired to push her into a disadvantaged position.
74 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 02:23 pm Report abuse
Maybe this time things will have a different outcome...

snicker
75 reality check (#) May 05th, 2013 - 02:32 pm Report abuse
Just had a thought, photograph makes her look like she is trying to hitch a lift on the Brazilian gravy train. Sorry love, it has already left the platform!
76 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 02:34 pm Report abuse
She needs a new wig.
77 Captain Poppy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 02:54 pm Report abuse
I can not see there ever being a country in such a state of chaos in recent history. It's one disaster after another. Now it's in the news about the environmental disaster of the shale drilling in the Vaca Nuerta. But it is really not a problem because they are drilling right next to the homes and communities of the indigenous people of Argentina fruit orchards. We all know how Argentina treats (the few remaining) her naturals. I think the shortages in fuel for heat this winter will be the final straw. This non visit from Dilma must have put her on a thorazine IV for a week. Would anyone like to guess on April's trade balance of account? And future trade balance considering Dilma is pissed at kirchner's policies, if you can call them a policies.
78 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:00 pm Report abuse
(73) Turnip ElaineB says....:
“I don't think she will get re-elected.”
I say...:
Wooow, how insightsfull of ElaineB !....
I ”I don't think Obama will get re-elected either...
Woooooooooooooooooooooooow, how insightsfull of me !....

(76) Turnip yankeeboy says...:
She needs a new wig.
I say...:
You could use one too, baldy.....
79 ElaineB (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:07 pm Report abuse
@78 Ah, bless you. Try reading it in the context of the post I was replying to.

“Will CFK gain eligibility to be reelected? Perhaps. With steady erosion of civil society and democratic safeguards there is a chance.

Will CFK be reelected? Again perhaps. For the same reason. ”

My response indicated that I do not think that will happen.

Does that help?
80 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:15 pm Report abuse
@79 Ah, bless you. Try reading it in the context of the post I was replying to.

“Will Obama gain eligibility to be reelected? Perhaps. With steady erosion of civil society and democratic safeguards there is a chance.

Will Obama be reelected? Again perhaps. For the same reason. ”

My response indicated that I do not think that will happen.

Does that help?
81 ElaineB (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:21 pm Report abuse
@80 You tried and failed to take a pop at me. Now you just look stupid.
82 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:29 pm Report abuse
@81 You are just stupid........
83 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:30 pm Report abuse
@81 AGAIN
84 reality check (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:38 pm Report abuse
@81
Whoops! And again!
85 Captain Poppy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:38 pm Report abuse
I have not had an attempt at an insult on me form sometime Elaine.......I feel sort of jilted from think. Though I do get dumburger insisting the USA is the new Mexico.....lol.
Have you noticed that there are fewer names posting at the same time? Less troll teams, I assume they tossed in the towel.
If I was one of kirchner's sycophant's, I would cash out my peso's on the blue market and start looking for political asylum.
86 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:42 pm Report abuse
TWIMC
I still don't think Obama will get re-elected...
Wooooooow...., am I intelligent or what?
87 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:46 pm Report abuse
take it Sussie's been made redundant, not surprised really her posts were crap. Even senior stink has been messing up answering his own posts, must be difficult being five trolls at once, easy to lose the thread of who you are. wonder if he gets paid five times?
88 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 03:59 pm Report abuse
TWIMC

In four years time, when Obama doesn't get re-elected you Turnips will be forced to recognize Mr. Think's deep insight in USA's politics.....

As deep as ElaineB's insight in Argentinean politics.....
89 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:05 pm Report abuse
Is that desperation I smell?

sweetie your wig is crooked
90 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:05 pm Report abuse
@88 you really are a bundle of laughs aren't you, how's the weather down there in Dover you turnip, been down the legion today?
91 ElaineB (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:09 pm Report abuse
@85 Though you have to give 'Think' some credit for longevity. Most of them make themselves look as stupid as pigs dribble and then slink away. He hangs in there like a true masochist.

It is also true that there are very few regular CFK supporters now.

I like reading diverse views and opinions but they don't seem capable of that. The M.O. is to divert and insult, it is kind of sad that not one can make a plausible argument to defend the current government of Argentina.
92 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:14 pm Report abuse
Can anyone help me with something I have never been able to figure out:

Retail sales have dropped 6% ( disaster) compared to the same month in 2012. Does that figure include the 30% inflation? Did it really drop 36%? It is so hard to figure out with this huge inflation and nobody has ever been able to tell me what is in the monthly or yearly comparable base line?
93 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:17 pm Report abuse
@91 I THINK it's un-defendable now Elaine and they know it. Can't give Stink any credit, as under his altered ego dodderyoverdover he claims to be an ex Royal Navy officer, which is a major insult to me and all ex and serving members of the armed forces. Lower than a snakes belly that one
94 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:23 pm Report abuse
Turnip at (91)
Though one has to give 'ElaineB' a some credit for turnipidity. She is as stupid as pigs dribble as her “evaluation” about the No re-election of Mrs. Kirchner clearly shows . She hangs in here like a true Turnip.
95 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:29 pm Report abuse
@94 as do you hanging round the streets of Dover instead of going to your beloved rgenweener and paying taxes. Well that's ok as long as your paying taxes here and assisting in paying our armed forces wages and my pension.
96 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:34 pm Report abuse
Think: Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon is music to my soul, but really a bit too extravagant for using as a creative tool for selling the Tu-154 story.

We in Chile are fortunate to have a strong independent central bank and a philosophy of promoting free trade and foreign investment. We denationalized our airline and now have one of the best in the world. We encourage exports with not taxing them. We've wisely built up our armed forces and yet have not threatened our neighbors. Our citizens can freely exchange money and import just about anything from any country, without restrictions. Bribery here is almost unheard of. Thankfully we have a tall mountain range to keep our neighbors in check.
97 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:41 pm Report abuse
@96 Chicureo stop talking about doing sensible things THINK won't like that. Agree about building up your armed forces, I wouldn't trust those across that mountain range
98 ElaineB (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:46 pm Report abuse
@94 Let me try to explain the difference to you.

There has been no suggestion of a change in the maximum of two terms for a President of the USA.

There has been considerable discussion in Argentina of changing the maximum of two term in order for CFK to run for a third term.

Are you beginning to see the difference?

Anglotino suggested,

“Will CFK gain eligibility to be reelected? Perhaps. With steady erosion of civil society and democratic safeguards there is a chance.

Will CFK be reelected? Again perhaps. For the same reason. ”

Valid points but I don't think it will happen. I don't think the K's will be able to change the two term limit. They certainly want to and have stated as much. But that was before everything went horribly wrong for CFK.

It might be a bit tricky for you but can you see the difference now?
99 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:47 pm Report abuse
Maybe if she buys a new iwg she'll make it to the end of her term.

Nah who am I kidding
I think the retirement party is getting planned already

Max Crissy please step over to the wall...this way..look at the er ah camera.
100 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 04:57 pm Report abuse
THINK what a turnip
101 reality check (#) May 05th, 2013 - 05:06 pm Report abuse
They are all having a whip round in the office to buy her an antique cock!

I know, your all thinking, that a spelling mistake?
102 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 05:09 pm Report abuse
@101 lol
think what a turnip or do you call them swedes in dover?
103 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 05:13 pm Report abuse
ElaineB’s insightfulness at (73) is infinite….
She doesn’t “think” that Mrs. Kirchner will be re- elected as president of Argentina….
No s hit Sherlock!!!......What’s next???
You don’t think that your Austin Metro can run on skimmed milk?

ElaineB’s is telling biiiig porkies at (98) ….
”There has been no suggestion of a change in the maximum of two terms for a President of the USA”........, she says.

”On January 4, 2013, Rep. José Serrano once again introduced H.J.Res.15 proposing an Amendment to repeal the 22nd Amendment, as he has done every two years since 1997” Wiki says….
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Attempts_at_repeal

Do yourself a favour Ms. ElaineB….........
Buy yourself a dozen pair Louboutins and a pack of Prozacs……
Those are, apparently, the only things you know anything about….

(96) Chicureo
Stop trying to make me envious…..
You are almost achieving it ;-)
Besides…….. Tall mountain range?
You Norteños don’t know much about anything south of the Bío-Bío……. huhhhh?
104 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 05:21 pm Report abuse
Nasty little rumor floating around that the peso will go to 16/1 before it has a rest.
I have found most of these rumors tend to have legs in Argentina

run peso run
105 ElaineB (#) May 05th, 2013 - 05:29 pm Report abuse
@104 CFK's government has done nothing in reaction to the run so it will most probably continue as you say.
106 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 05:35 pm Report abuse
105. She is stymied and getting too many different solutions. (which go from bad to terrible to really horrible)
She is so out of her depth it is incredible.
Did she finish high school?
For sure she never took an economics class

I wonder if she is scared she'll have to stop stealing so much?
107 Redrow (#) May 05th, 2013 - 05:40 pm Report abuse
@Think

It had been obvious throughout the afternoon what Elaine meant and yet you persist with your error. We all make mistakes Think but clinging desperately to erroneous positions is what distinguishes the dumb from the smart.

Go on give us your view on Yankeeboy's post above about 16:1. He was right about 10:1 so where do you believe the peso will bottom out?
108 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 05:49 pm Report abuse
(107) Redrow

The only “obvious” thing about ElaineB is that she knows nothing about Argentinean politics.......

The only “obvious” thing about ElaineB is that she knows even less about USA's politics.......

The only “obvious” thing about ElaineB is that she only knows about lady shoes and nerve medicine....
109 reality check (#) May 05th, 2013 - 06:00 pm Report abuse
Shovel, hole, deeper!

Am I the only one getting those vibes?
110 Redrow (#) May 05th, 2013 - 06:00 pm Report abuse
@108 Think

This is what I'm getting at Think.. No serious person believes that America will change its two term rule. However, in......let's just say, certain countries..... certain types of leaders spend more time trying to change the constitution than applying it for the good of the people. There clearly has been discussion in Argentina about finding a way to keep CDK in power. So your playing the woman in 108 makes you look “dumb” and misogynistic as her posts make perfect sense to everyone but you.

Anyway, as for 16:1..... Where do you think the peso will bottom out?
111 Captain Poppy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 06:09 pm Report abuse
Elaine is by far one of the most balanced and least trash talking posters i=on this sight and by far has more political insight than most and certainly overwhelms the limited skills, knowledge and demeanor that stink has. think gets so flustered and frustrated that he resorts to insults or worse...utube to support what he believes is an argument. He's got balls that's for sure, if not stupid but balls. He refuses reality.......like Baghdad Bob......come back with a new ID......Argentina Andy.
112 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2013 - 06:11 pm Report abuse
Think, we really only worry about invasions from Porteños and especially the Porteña currently in power. We have no qualms with Patagonians coming across to replenish their single malt supplies.
I've lived and studied in the USA and there is no way either party would allow a third presidential term.
As far as the exchange rate, it really depends on credibility. Once a panic sets in, the value of the peso will go into a free fall, just as in the past.
Face it, that's why the domestic sales of cars has been so good as people are investing in things that will hold their value.
113 briton (#) May 05th, 2013 - 06:18 pm Report abuse
So Brazil has fallen out with her mate Argentina,
Not unexpected was it,

But remember=
Countries don’t have friends,
They have interests,
And Argentina at this moment is not in brazils interests,

Still,
One lump or two.lolol.
.
114 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 06:30 pm Report abuse
@108 the only OBVIOUS thing THINK is you know nothing compared to Elaine B
115 Stevie (#) May 05th, 2013 - 06:32 pm Report abuse
Poppy
If insulting is an indication on any degree of frustration, you lot are quite upset with life itself...
116 Orbit (#) May 05th, 2013 - 07:11 pm Report abuse
@72 ... you suggest they need changes to their economic model; I would suggest there is no economic model. There is no strategy, there is no plan, there is no vision, and above all there is no execution discipline or accountability for delivery. Fundamentally this government are incapable of governance. Knee jerk policies based on the last person they spoke to or the latest thing they heard from a regional source.

And if they are not honouring their promises to Brazil, do we think they are honouring any of the hundreds of agreements they've signed over the past 5 years in exchange for a joint statement on the Malvinas? Nope, not a sausage I would imagine. There are a few people in Indonesia and Vietnam for example wondering if they would ever hear anything from Argentina... No, they didn't even leave a phone number once they'd got the Malvinas reference.

But have to come clean ... CFK and her government has filled a void for me left by the collapse of communism ... There is still someone I can point and laugh at ... a guilty pleasure if ever there was one. Third term ? Fine by me !
117 Think (#) May 05th, 2013 - 07:14 pm Report abuse
(110) Redrow

You say…:
”No serious person believes that America will change its two term rule…..”

I say…:
As always;….. the Anglo haughtiness….
”No serious person believed that the UK would go to war on a pack of lies…..”
”No serious person believed that a scandal as LIBOR was possible in the UK…..”
”No serious person believed that a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists as the UKIP would very soon govern the UK.”

You better stop being so ”Seriously Haughty” and start ”Believing”, Matey….

Besides…. Ms. ElaineB posts that, according to you, ”make perfect sense” consist mostly of meaningless comments about luxury shoes and nerve medicine allegedly consumed by our current Argentinean President…..
118 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 07:40 pm Report abuse
ah THINK knows a lot about Britain doesn't he? All that from living in Chabut, just outside Dover
119 Troy Tempest (#) May 05th, 2013 - 09:03 pm Report abuse
@117turfedover

“Besides…. Ms. ElaineB posts that, according to you, ”make perfect sense” consist mostly of meaningless comments about luxury shoes and nerve medicine allegedly consumed by our current Argentinean President…..”

Thinkedover,
I don't recall it being Elsine mentioning “shoes and nerve medicine”. That was someone else.

You take such umbrage that you must take a contrary view.
Is that because you sincerely believe CFK is a gifted, competent, and conscientious leader for the working people of Argentina??

Do you think the AR Peso will bottom out at 16-1 ??

These are not rhetorical questions.
120 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2013 - 09:38 pm Report abuse
Well at least Argentina is not taking it as seriously as Brazil. Even Planning a new commercial flight connection into Porto Alegre. From the Media: Sky Team partner, Aerolíneas Argentinas announces planned new routes for next year including Porto Alegre, Brazil, La Serena, Chile and the Islas Malvinas, currently administered by the United Kingdom. 
These new exciting destinations will be in full service by the first quarter of 2014. Special tour promotions, including enticing ticket pricing will certainly be of interest for all segments of air travel customers.
Founded in 1950, Aerolíneas Argentinas is one of the leading South American carriers. From its home bases in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Aerolíneas Argentinas flies to 18 international destinations in The Americas, Europe and the South Pacific.
Along with Austral Líneas Aéreas, Aerolíneas operates flights to 35 destinations in Argentina, flying to more cities in the Argentine territory than any other airline. Aerolíneas provides dynamic links between Argentina and the region through its relaunched hub in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery city airport. The Aerolíneas group is carrying out an ambitious fleet renewal program.
121 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2013 - 10:10 pm Report abuse
@120 give it up chico you've posted this shite on other thread
122 toooldtodieyoung (#) May 05th, 2013 - 10:15 pm Report abuse
117 Think-me-not

You say:-

”No serious person believed that the UK would go to war on a pack of lies…..”

I say:-

“We ALL knew that Tony Blair was itching to go to war alongside his newest, bestest friend dubbuya Bush. All intelligent people knew that... maybe that's why you were so supprised huh???

You say:-

”No serious person believed that a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists as the UKIP would very soon govern the UK.”

I say:-

”Very soon govern the UK?“ Well, their not in power yet Think-me-not. And it's a good 2 years til the next election. If you have evidence that UKip is full of ”fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists“ then please produce the proof.

What I think, is that you are mindlessly repeating what ”Dave“ said about them in 2006 arn't you Think-me-not, me ol' cocker??? Yes, yes you are arn't you!! Go and sit in the naughty corner until you come up with your own thoughts....

2006?? is that what you call up-to-date?? Yesterdays news me ol' son.

I say:-

”Who would have thought that Argentine people are such a bunch of airheads that they would cheer as their elected president steals from them and runs their country into the ground”
123 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 11:04 pm Report abuse
Come on he is just flustered over his log in failure and is trying to deflect.
Give him a break he's not all there
124 Elena (#) May 05th, 2013 - 11:17 pm Report abuse
Well, if CFK doesn´t get elected again may help Argentina and Brasil get a better understanding, because by their mere closeness to each other, as well as the Mercosur, they need to support each other.

And really to say only in Latam there´s trouble between politicians is a very superficial observation. The supposed trasatlantic treaty between US and Europe has a lot of problems because of trade, Canada´s treaty also is stopped at the moment. the Uk has problems with the Eurozone as well as Germany and France between each other. tbh I think with global crisis self interest and divisions in all its forms have taken place around the world.
125 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2013 - 11:28 pm Report abuse
#123 I've been on Mercopress for a year now and I think THINK is flustered a bit. I still enjoy the debate.
THINK: Today was Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet 1997. Your fault as when you mentioned Don Melchor...
#124 I think you're right, but CFK has broken just about every international agreement Argentina has, which has placed the country on the path to ruin.
in Chile, we're obviously worried about what happens if China goes into economic troubles, but we have reserves that our neighbors do not. If soy and wheat prices fall, it's going to really hurt the treasury in Buenos Aires.
126 yankeeboy (#) May 05th, 2013 - 11:38 pm Report abuse
125. He is a child in a (maybe) man's body. It is common in Argentina, a lot of them never grow up to take responsibility or accept reality.
They're always completely shocked when the economy collapses.
I get a little smile when I think about some years ago when the BCRA head that is now in jail had a conference at IMF and she told the crowd Argentina is different it doesn't have the same economic rules as other nations,
And everyone laughed at her
I am still laughing years later
The CFK gang is like a bunch of monkeys with guns
It is not going to end well
127 Elena (#) May 05th, 2013 - 11:43 pm Report abuse
125

Mostly agree, don´t really think Argentina has closed every treaty but is aparent what is done now in a political and economic perspective is hurting Argentina and the rest of Mercosur. A change in head of State may be neccesary and I have hope in this as most Argentines seem convinced this gov. aproach isn´t working.
Also yes, China isn´t in reccession but is growing less so trade partners need to get ready for that. Great to hear Chile is doing well, Greetings :-)
128 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2013 - 01:31 am Report abuse
Thank you Elena, and you're probably right about Argentina not honoring all their agreements, but it seems as they have.
I have friends in San Juan and Mendoza and I really don't wish Argentinians to suffer, but as long as they keep CFK in power, the more they will suffer in the long run. ¡Saludos!
129 Elena (#) May 06th, 2013 - 02:49 am Report abuse
De nada, Saludos :-)
130 John III (Pope) (#) May 06th, 2013 - 07:10 am Report abuse
Now that we are confessing all I think that I should own up to the fact that yankeeboy is my sock puppet.
131 Conqueror (#) May 06th, 2013 - 10:27 am Report abuse
@86 What.
@95 Doesn't matter. Twinky has shot its bolt. I've noticed that its “contributions” have been deteriorating for some time. Its dropped to normal troll level, i.e. nauseating. It was fun at first when one might have been forgiven for thinking that one was communicating with a person, albeit a deranged one. There was the hope that one could conduct long-range psychoanalysis and effect a “miracle cure”. However, one can't help a lying psycho!
@96 Sorry, Chicky, you are now on zero for credibility. Go and play with your model planes.
@100 More of a mangelwurzel perhaps?
@106 Wasn't she once supposed to be a lawyer (joke)? Though, apparently, no-one can find any trace of her ever graduating with anything? Perhaps she got a Nestor Certificate? For being “flexible” and “receptive”!
@111 Balls? Balls? Balls how? In my book, “balls” means sticking to your educated, intelligent, reasoned point of view even if others disagree. Posting contrary dribble isn't “balls”, it's certifiable!
@115 Now here's a slob if ever there was one!
@116 Proper nations have yet to figure out how to deal with agreements with argieland. Which is strange because it's so easy. All one has to do is to write in provisions that envisage argieland breaching the agreement. Thus, if there is an agreement on, say, trade, the agreement should require argieland to put up 90% of the expected costs and profits, in cash, before anything is signed. Then it doesn't matter what the thieves do.
@120 Dribble, dribble, dribble.
@130 You don't have that much intelligence.
132 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 06th, 2013 - 12:24 pm Report abuse
#52 Well the point is, from the US and the UN, to the Vale issue, this article is basically based on gossip and right wing wish fulfillment. Cristina was right to stand up for Argentina on Vale, the more so as it was the workers' side; Dilma also could only be expected to bat for Brazil; these things happen. Perhaps her only mistake was not being firm enough fast enough, allowing Vale to bleat about “broken promises” etc later...

#78 et all Totally agree with you re Elaine, and wouldn't want to undermine your deconstruction of her rubbish, but I must say Cristina has more chance than Obama of another term (either with a changed constitution, or returning after an absence, an option she has that Obamam doesn't), not least because, unlike the flip-flopper in chief, she stands for something =)
133 Troy Tempest (#) May 06th, 2013 - 12:32 pm Report abuse
@130 teen Toby

Oh, be quiet.
Desperate for attention now?

BTW, Think hates you because he cannot control what you say. Have you noticed??
134 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 06th, 2013 - 01:06 pm Report abuse
Well, as for me, I think from our views on re-election its clear Think doesn't control what I say - but I very much doubt he hates me =)
135 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2013 - 01:09 pm Report abuse
#133&#134
The real sock puppet of THINK is Conqueror.
136 Captain Poppy (#) May 06th, 2013 - 01:14 pm Report abuse
WTF! no one in the USA even remotely thinks of a 3rd presidential term let along talk about it. A 3rd term for the great asshole of Argentina is also a topic in the RG news and from the Victory regime. I think she has a better chance with a bullet to the head and that's where my wishes lay.

And you are absolutley right she stands for absolute corruption. Why do you not visit the fatherland Argentina and see for yourself.....afraid the absolute proof of her destruction will kill your fantasy? You live a vicarious life BK.....always have and always will. You are the Great philisophical masterbater of Asslips Kirchner.
137 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2013 - 01:59 pm Report abuse
You know the more it's debated, the easier it's clearer whose at fault: how dare Brazil challenge Argentina. Who do they think they are? Poor Argentina, always being criticized for being what it is...
138 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 06th, 2013 - 02:13 pm Report abuse
#136 To be fair there is that US Congressman trying to change the constitution, don't think he'll succeed - maybe he'd have more chance if Obama had been a more impressive leader, like Cristina...

137 Its funny some people on here seem to instinctively side with the underdog when Argentina clashes with Uruguay or Paraguay, but take the opposite attitude when it clashes with Brazil, strange...
139 tapestry-of-grapes (#) May 06th, 2013 - 03:22 pm Report abuse
@138 so you'd french kiss your diety KFC if you had the opportunity? just give us a simple yes or no answer.
140 Simon68 (#) May 06th, 2013 - 03:51 pm Report abuse
Think:

I looked at the link you provided to show that there were attempts to repeal the 22nd Amendment and found the following:

“... have introduced legislation to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment, but each resolution died before making it out of its respective committee...”

I “think” this prooves ElaineB is 100% correct over the possibility of a third term in the USA, whereas the constant bleating of Diputados Conti, Dominguez, Rossi and Ministro De Vido about “Cristina eterna” goes a long way to proving her correct over the possibility (or should I say probability?) of a re-reelection!!!!!
141 Captain Poppy (#) May 06th, 2013 - 03:53 pm Report abuse
No unlike your country's constitution BK, Argentina, the the US Constitution is is not written in toilet paper.

And btw, don't forget that congressmen...and that one and that one too!
142 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 06th, 2013 - 04:02 pm Report abuse
#139 All I've said is she's pretty and I like her politics; its more fun to leave the rest to your lurid imagination =)

#140 “Cristina eterna”, of course, can't be taken completely literally; but there's a big margin between eternity and an artificial cutoff in 2015...

#141 Yes, the US is different from, and in this respect better than, my country, the UK, in having a written constitution at all...
143 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2013 - 04:17 pm Report abuse
#142
Of course you would prefer the backside of a cow as well...
It takes a very lurid imagination to think CzfK is pretty...
...congratulations on the new and improved Aerolinias Argentinas service...
144 ElaineB (#) May 06th, 2013 - 05:18 pm Report abuse
Thanks for taking up the baton on this one. I didn't think I could make my point any more clear so left it at that.
145 Captain Poppy (#) May 06th, 2013 - 05:39 pm Report abuse
SUre BK your country the UK bahahahahahaha!

ANyone see the news that Argentina is going to build a nuclear reactor for Brazil for 60 million pesos.....yes that's right PESOS!!

www.buenosairesherald.com/article/130418/argentina-and-brazil-sign-off-nuclear-reactor-project

Someone is lying or desparate or both. 60 million will not get anything.
146 Troy Tempest (#) May 06th, 2013 - 05:43 pm Report abuse
@143 Chico

“Of course you would prefer the backside of a cow as well...
It takes a very lurid imagination to think CzfK is pretty...”

Great post Chico - you said it all. Silly BK, but when pushed into a corner, he'll say he's just taking the piss.

AA is getting tiresome now, though. Instead of high-sulfite rot-gut Malbec, try some Cannabis - might make you more mellow...
147 ChrisR (#) May 06th, 2013 - 06:16 pm Report abuse
145 Captain Poppy

Doesn't say what they are doing: it will probably be the usual medical isotope unit as they cannot build power generation reactors worth a shit.

Could be a whole FIVE WATTS! LOLs
148 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2013 - 06:31 pm Report abuse
#144
Elaine, you were completely correct and the lover of cow backsides is delirious.
#146
Troy, Yes, it's time to pack the Tu-154s away in a box until the next round of fools suggest cutting off the LAN service.
Anyway, I'm of the wrong generation of using cannabis and a really good red is about all my liver can handle right now. Best creative results are with a single malt.
149 Troy Tempest (#) May 06th, 2013 - 07:09 pm Report abuse
@148 Chico

thanks for putting it away.

We're too sensitive to having our leg pulled on here - it might come right off!!

P.S. Got a nice bottle of Macallan 10 yr old from a friend today!
150 Ayayay (#) May 06th, 2013 - 09:40 pm Report abuse
Elaine, besides being more informative than the articles themselves sometimes, IS the most bal@nced. Like Poppy said.

Oh, you guys?
I have an Argentine friend, humbly-incomed, who I care lot about.
His portion of rent is in blue, so this is now a CHALLENGE.

Can he buy travelers cheques of dollars at 5.15?
So far this is what might work :), I'm researching..
151 Captain Poppy (#) May 06th, 2013 - 09:47 pm Report abuse
What do you mean by in blue?
152 Hepatia (#) May 06th, 2013 - 10:13 pm Report abuse
en.mercopress.com/2013/05/04/brazil-furious-with-cristina-fernandez-non-kept-promises-freezes-relation#comment245163: Blue refers to the blue dollar. You really know nothing about Argentina, or America, do you - just like most Brits.
153 yankeeboy (#) May 06th, 2013 - 10:15 pm Report abuse
My rent used to be in U$ too but my money was in U$ so it didn't matter. It matters if you make pesos. That poor guy is screwed.
154 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 06th, 2013 - 10:33 pm Report abuse
Report the landlord to the police, surely it must be illegal to charge a black (or blue!) market dependent rent?!
155 ElaineB (#) May 06th, 2013 - 11:18 pm Report abuse
@154 You are not really understanding Argentina at all. When I first started visiting some years ago it surprised me too, About 50% of the workers there are 'on the black' to avoid paying any tax. Most landlords want paying in dollars only, to avoid paying tax. Most hotels will ask for payment in dollars cash, to avoid paying tax. (And will give large discounts for doing so). You see, everyone, no matter if they are waiters, construction workers or whatever, will do anything to avoid putting into the economy when they can just take out. They have no understand of the 'Social Contract' that would form the basis of your idealised version of a socialist Argentina.

The majority want to break the rules and make a little extra for themselves. They dodge train fares and toll charges, anything to avoid paying, and they take great pride in it.

What they fail to see is that by failing on every level to put into society they are stealing from their neighbours, children, the sick and old. If they abandoned the black market in employment and payments, and actually paid the taxes due, their school would not resemble toilets, the teachers could be paid, their hospitals would not require them to queue for treatment from 6.00 am if they want to be seen that day, their road would be maintained etc. Need I go on?

It might be illegal to pay rent in dollars cash - I never paid any other way when I lived there - but everyone does it. And the police could care less. You have no understanding of the police force there. They will watch a mugging in front of them and do nothing unless they were bribed to move.

Sorry, but you really have no idea.
156 Ayayay (#) May 06th, 2013 - 11:37 pm Report abuse
@bk I think it is “common practice.” The landlord might pay the mortgage in dollars.

And they could just raise it in pesos, right? . Well, I am hoping they can negotiate.

He's young, has a degree. He's kind....
They also lost days of work to the paros.

@Poppy He says he has to pay it tied to a number in dollars.
He does pay in pesos, but at the paralell rate: dolar blue. Which hit $10. Now at $9.85 or so.

1. I see that maybe...in Arg, one can get traveler's cheques or a prepaid Mastercard debit in PESOS.
(For up to the the value of $500 u.s. a month.)
2.Then, we here in America can xchange that, w online exchanges that will convert these pesos back to dollars at $5.15.

Being as Paypal & Western union are shut down.
So I'm hopeful.

((These are things that many Americans don't even KNOW others experience, yeah??!!!?
My untraveled neighbor had a completely INCREDULOUS face when I told her there's a place where the money changes value alot.))

The reallycool thing is, responsibility has evolved his politics.

@Poppy He says he has to pay it tied to a number in dollars.

He can pay in pesos, but at the black market rate: dolar blue. Which hit $10. Now at $9.85 or so.

I see that maybe...in Arg, one can get traveler's cheques or a prepaid Mastercard debit in PESOS.
For up to the the value of $500 u.s. a month.
Then we here in America have online exchanges that will convert these pesos at $5.15.

Being as Paypal & Western union are shut down.
So I'm hopeful.

((These are things that many Americans don't even KNOW others experience, yeah??!!!?
My untraveled neighbor had a completely INCREDULOUS face when I told her there's a place where the money changes value alot.))

The really cool thing is, responsibility has evolved his politics.
157 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 07th, 2013 - 12:34 am Report abuse
#154, #155 If indeed “everyone does it” (which may be the case, I really don't know) why's it now such a problem for this person in particular, who I think was introduced as not even being poor?
158 Captain Poppy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 12:43 am Report abuse
Ayayay....don't count on trying to do what you are thinking. It is extremely difficult to exchange pesos. I am stuck with a stack of them from my January trip. Bank of America is my bank and they won't touch it.....nor TD North. They is an exchange rate, but it does not mean they have to exchange pesos. But I understand what you are getting at....he sends you 515 pesos at the official rate, you exchange it and send it back as U$100, he converts it to 987 pesos from the blue exchange. You will most likely be stuck with 515 pesos.
159 Troy Tempest (#) May 07th, 2013 - 12:46 am Report abuse
@157BK

BK
Are you a bit dim?

the exchange was 5pesos to the 1 dollar, - it doubled his rent when it went to 10prsos per 1 dollar.
160 Marcos Alejandro (#) May 07th, 2013 - 03:30 am Report abuse
78 Think
(76) Turnip yankeeboy says...:
She needs a new wig.
I say...:
You could use one too, baldy.....

:-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
161 Ayayay (#) May 07th, 2013 - 03:49 am Report abuse
@155, 158, 159, etc.
THX SO MUCH, Poppy, YB, Troy & Elaine. And others >> :)

Thanks for the heads up on B of A. This says its been the same since 2008:
travelsabbatical.blogspot.com/2012/08/warning-about-trying-to-exchange.html?m=1

Yes, the challenge was his degree was paying U$700ish a month), ridiculous for the cherished position it holds. And his 10s and top ratings.

I won't say what it is.

And yep, Troy, that almost doubles the rent (I think blue was around $6 in the last twelve months).

Combined with strikes that aren't helping ppl get to work on some days.

We had taken a year off from talking to see if we'd still have a connection (his idea).

Thats how I started reading this site. This was my connection.
The year is up and now he wants to be with me here.
162 Troy Tempest (#) May 07th, 2013 - 04:24 am Report abuse
@161 Ayayay

”We had taken a year off from talking to see if we'd still have a connection (his idea).

Thats how I started reading this site. This was my connection.
The year is up and now he wants to be with me here.”

Good to hear, I'm glad for you!

I've enjoyed your posts.
Are you staying on here?
163 Ayayay (#) May 07th, 2013 - 06:10 am Report abuse
Yup Troy!
The humor here is funnier than most tv for sure.
164 ElaineB (#) May 07th, 2013 - 09:35 am Report abuse
@157 I don't think it is such a problem for ONE person. It is now a problem for a lot of people, hence the unrest and protests. Ayayay was just illustration one case.
165 yankeeboy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 11:18 am Report abuse
I would try and get out of that contract because rents are plummeting in BA. I watch topinmobiliario all the time and in my experience the advertised prices are about 40% higher than they are wiling to take.
Real Estate is a mess in BA but it hasn't crashed it.
Give it time
Right now it is worse than 2001 but I think the downturn will last a lot lot longer
166 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 07th, 2013 - 11:38 am Report abuse
#157 I meant #155 and #156, not #154 and #155, #154 was of course me, apologies =(

Btw I still think that given having a black-market-only rate is clearly technically illegal, and as oft reported on this site their is currently a government crackdown on blue dollars, the tennant should play clever and either go to a state authority that may be more interested in this particular crime at this particular time than usual, or at least threaten the landlord that he might and perhaps get the rent reduced that way =) Also, in fuller reply to #155 I don't deny the problem of corruption in Argentina (whether its as uniformly awful as you say is another matter), not least because my very credible and trustworthy comrade Think acknowledges it as a problem. But whether ordinary people should take some kind of Calvinist pride in paying an unenforced busfair while the bankers don't even pay their taxes is another matter entirely; the fish rots from the head, and Cristina's crackdown on the feral rich is the best chance Argentina has for a less corrupt culture in the longterm imho
167 yankeeboy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 12:03 pm Report abuse
166. Your lack of knowledge of someplace you profess to love is shocking! You really can't be that dumb can you?
The “law” in Argenina is for weak, poor and un-connected people. If you have $ or power you just ignore it and buy your way or “make a call” to get out of the problem.
The “law” is also used by the gov't to bludgeon the oppostion.
It is a farce.
It is not like living in a civilize country.
Even if the renter decided to sue the backlog in the courts is something like a decade for a case like this.
You posts are getting more and more worthless as the K lies are exposed and the economy spins out of control.
168 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 07th, 2013 - 12:12 pm Report abuse
#167 “The “law” in Argenina is for weak, poor and un-connected people”

Like both the tenant and the landlord then, I imagine

“The “law” is also used by the gov't to bludgeon the oppostion”

And the landlord has put himself on the side of the opposition by demanding blue rents in the middle of the dollar clamp =)

Btw I find it hard to believe your professions of righteous indignation at the way Argentina is run, given your brutal views on how to run the whole world...
169 ChrisR (#) May 07th, 2013 - 12:21 pm Report abuse
@166 BK

If any evidence were needed that you really are a complete buffoon about what is going on in The Dark Country it is this:
“not least because my very credible and trustworthy comrade Think acknowledges it as a problem”

The Biggest Liar On MP aka The Turnip In Chief aka 'El Think' apart from he NEVER thinks. I serious doubt from his missives, if he has EVER told the whole truth. Very good at obfuscation and little else in my observation of him.

Why don't you do your own investigations into these matters, there are plenty of websites where these claims can be validated (or dismissed).

And why question the veracity of what ElaineB states? Do you believe The Turnip In Chief over her? No wonder the commie Scottish bastards destroyed the industry in Glasgow if you are typical of them.

The bosses always lie, no-one can be trusted, etc. etc. means you end up an embittered stupid old man, well, you have succeeded in that.
170 yankeeboy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 12:40 pm Report abuse
So a guy trying to protect his investment through a private contract signed in good faith by two consenting adults must be in opposition to the gov't because he priced it in a stable currency?

You are a paranoid buffoon maybe you are Argentinians after all.
171 Captain Poppy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 01:18 pm Report abuse
There is actually a glut of apartments in Argentina, especially BsAs. u$700 is very steep for a rental there.
172 yankeeboy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 01:24 pm Report abuse
When I moved to BA I was suckered, my rent was U$1600 for a furnished flat in a nice part of town. I thought it was cheap compared to what I paid in the USA.
After 6 months when I realized how desperate everyone was I offered U$800/mo for the rest of the year in a lump sum. Then I did the same thing for the following year at U$650. This was a 370sqm whole floor flat with amazing views! I think they'd be very happy to have me renting there again. I have seen the apt advertised for years!
173 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 07th, 2013 - 07:34 pm Report abuse
#169 Think is definately a thinking man, no matter what you say, even when I don't entirely agree with his thought, like on re-election =)
174 yankeeboy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 08:15 pm Report abuse
173. If you think he's smart you must be either mentally ill or retarded.
175 Captain Poppy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 08:29 pm Report abuse
He's a sheep Yankee....nothing but a sheep.
176 Think (#) May 07th, 2013 - 08:35 pm Report abuse
(166) British_Kirchnerist

You (quite rightly) say….:
”…..the fish rots from the head, and Cristina's crackdown on the feral rich is the best chance Argentina has for a less corrupt culture in the longterm imho…”

Permit me to add a few words….:
….Cristina's crackdown on the feral rich old-timers, the depraved military old-timers, the irrational Church old-timers and the obscene Judiciary old-timers…. is the best chance Argentina has for a less corrupt culture in the longterm imho…
177 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 07th, 2013 - 09:09 pm Report abuse
#176 I think I can accept that friendly ammendment =)
178 Captain Poppy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 09:17 pm Report abuse
Yes and than there will only be one corruption old timer left in Argentina...........the facial cuntlips herself.

May an m82 ball round spread her lips wide.
179 Ayayay (#) May 07th, 2013 - 09:20 pm Report abuse
Good advice on negotiating my Argentine's rent, you guys

@Poppy He was making $700 a month from his public service job, not paying that in rent. I was trying to keep details to a minimum, because he reads English and knows I like to comment.
He is not experiencing happiness, let's say, and he may not want others to read that :/

You know what British Kirchner & think. Punishing bad people doesn't make good people. Because we're all a mix. The best way to help people have good fiscal health is to be an example of good long-term fiscal health for you and yours.

If there was instability, how could he get to Brazil?????????????????????

As of three months ago, you cannot legally get more than $70 out of the country for a couple weeks. One of his dreams was Unasur, where you were free to move around.

Well, it's time for him to come here! :)
180 yankeeboy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 09:34 pm Report abuse
Corruption is widely considered something engrained in Argentina – there have been precious few top-level convictions, and there is a sense that public officials are untouchable. According to one poll 70 per cent of respondents believed the allegations but only 14 per cent considered convictions would follow.
The sense of official impunity – at a time when the government is pushing through judicial reforms that it says will “democratise” the system – was one of the major complaints at nationwide demonstrations on April 18. The protests saw tens of thousands of pot-banging citizens, gathered by social media rather than a party or leader, coming out in Argentina’s major cities to express their anger against the government.
As far as corruption is concerned, it seems not a day goes by at the moment without some new allegation or incident.

blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2013/04/22/argentina-and-corruption-business-as-usual/#ixzz2Se2zcqeZ
181 Troy Tempest (#) May 07th, 2013 - 09:52 pm Report abuse
Sounds like CFK is effectively cleaning house of all rival cadres before the election, and consolidating her re-re-election tools, a submissive Judiciary, and a suppressed media.
182 Captain Poppy (#) May 07th, 2013 - 11:11 pm Report abuse
Ayayay ....legal immigration is tough in the USA. I am still working getting my wifes family here. I hope it works out for you.

Kirchner's popularity is half what it was when she was elected......amazing that anyone supports or believes anything she says.

news.yahoo.com/argentine-leaders-polling-plunges-peso-drops-193219406.html
183 Ayayay (#) May 08th, 2013 - 12:20 am Report abuse
Thanks Cap'n.
I was going to ask you for anecdotes.
I am going to marry him. Yet I must raise my lightly-financed self's income to be able to qualify him on a fiance visa. I do have an asset too, and I know I can do it.
Going to be SO GREAT when he sees how peaceful. honest and F R I E N D L Y coastal America is. How the poor don't work giving out squares of toilet in the bathroom, smelling butt slime. When he sees people smiling in the street. The fun places, Hollywood, hostels, Disneyland, all the flowers-I want to see the look on his face.
184 Captain Poppy (#) May 08th, 2013 - 10:10 am Report abuse
I assume you are female? The reason I say that is while more and more states now accept same sex marriage, the federal government does not, so a K visa would not work. Realize also that a K visa can take two years to issue. typically 15 to 18 months. Tourist visa is 6 months.....marry two months into that and apply for a status change....takes 4 0r 5 months and he may have to leave because 6 months might pass before the status is changed. US immigration is tough these days.....legally anyway. My family came from Russia a hundred years ago, if these laws were in place then......I would be pitching hay and bitching about Vladamir Putin.
185 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 08th, 2013 - 11:10 am Report abuse
#176 And I'll add, thats why I want to see her re-elected, or someone of the same ilk like Timmerman elected with her support, rather than a nominal party colleague like Sciloi who represents the interests of these old timers getting in and undoing all her good work...

#178 “May an m82 ball round spread her lips wide”

You are despicable

#180 Impunity eh? Compare the fates of Videla et all and Tony Bliar =(

#184 “My family came from Russia a hundred years ago, if these laws were in place then......I would be pitching hay and bitching about Vladamir Putin”

Or supporting him, given your nationalist tendencies...
186 yankeeboy (#) May 08th, 2013 - 12:02 pm Report abuse
BK, CFK will be in exile, dead or in jail way before 2015.

She is on the way out whether you realize it or not.

The rotting stinking corpse of the economy has been exposed and people are begiing to realize the end is near.
187 Captain Poppy (#) May 08th, 2013 - 01:43 pm Report abuse
BK you too much an idiot to even respond to you knee jerk remarks. Impress this board by supporting anything you say....starting with my nationalism? I think you need to save that for the queen you masterbate to.
BTW.....fish rot from the gut out.......just like a human.
188 Ayayay (#) May 08th, 2013 - 05:59 pm Report abuse
Thanks Poppy
189 Chicureo (#) May 10th, 2013 - 08:29 pm Report abuse
#185 before you accuse the captain of being despicable, you should have inquired which lips on CFK he was referring to...
Family from Russia - Before or after the Russin revolution?

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