MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, November 18th 2018 - 12:21 UTC

Falklands' largest ever squad competing at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 19:54 UTC
Full article 129 comments

Commonwealth Games take off in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday with the Falklands squad the largest the Islands have ever sent to the Games. Falklands will be competing in Badminton, Lawn Bowls and Shooting. The Games are estimated to have a global audience of 1.5 billion during the lavish opening ceremony. Read full article

Comments

Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Monkeymagic

    So let's see....

    The member states of the commonwealth are all voluntary, and all choose to attend the games. Best part of 2 billion people represented across 6 continents.

    Hardly, the rabid hatred of the evil “English” and their colonialism that we've been led to believe.

    Secondly, the Falklands team is recognised by all other participants. Nobody is boycotting because of their presence, or indeed standing behind silly Malvinas banners.

    And finally, and most fun of all, the Falklands team kit is sponsored by Noble Energy, and American oil company and owner of Falkland island oil exploration licences. It seems Noble aren't scared of Kretinas silly threats...LOL.

    This story is great...made me smile.

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Weather's pretty good for them it was a scorcher today and supposed to be great for the rest of the week....
    They'll probably be exploring the city...Glasgow is a great city to explore..only second to London for shops....Good Museums...Art and parks.....
    Can even have tea in the Willow Tea Rooms a Rennie Mackintosh design from 1904....it's on Sauchiehall Street.....that's pronounced “Soccy-hall”...if you need to ask...;-)
    Spoilt for choice with evening dining...and if they frequent the three Starbucks in the centre they might even run in to me...;-)))

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Best of luck to everyone taking part and especially to the shooters.

    I wish I was with you.

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    And don't forget Guyana who have a decent sized team going too.

    Anyway, good luck to the Falkland Islanders.

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @1
    I support eveything you have said in this post. Great comments!
    :)

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Yes folks you can spot mein Starbucks, I have Barrista stencilled on my back

    … I also double as a bouncer! Are u talking to me Jummy?

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    My personal view is that these games have been a hijacked propaganda tool for Alex Salmond. His choice to have the referendum when he did was to maximise Scottish euphoria after the games and he will be lording it around and manipulating these games in the most divisive way possible for his cause.

    For that reason, and it's a bloody good reason, I wont be watching!

    @2
    Think you are WAY off on your view that Glasgow is “second only” to London for shopping in the UK. The Arndale Centre and Trafford Centre in Manchester combined are visited by 70 million people a year, that's excluding The Lowry and Media City and the rest of the cities commercial areas. They have also just started building Airport City at Manchester, which is a landmark development the size of the 2012 Olympics. It is expected to be one of the globes number one commercial centres.

    www.airportcity.co.uk

    Not much comparison really!

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    #8 agreed, I was only trying to goad you sasenachs…. As usual…

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    8
    I don't want to make you look like a dick, but...wait a minute..of course I do....
    i don't know where you want us it believe you are from, but you know feck all about the UK....
    http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2010/06/14/glasgow-second-biggest-retail-destination-in-the-uk
    ..next time you want to make a fool of yourself...check your facts first....odds are you have never been to Glasgow....what a numpty....
    You won't be watching the games...because it's hosted in Scotland.....was it Britworker or Englandworker......nah..Ticketworker...

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @10
    Your information source is 4 years out of date, i'd get with program if I were you!

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    ....you should have given up when you were losing.....

    quote...“The result from the CACI study echoes Experian’s Definitive Retail Ranking 2008 that also showed Glasgow as number two in the UK and that according to its research the city would still be at that position in 2018.”...unquote...;-))))
    I'd get with reading if I were you....
    Have you been to Glasgow Yes or No.....?
    ...don't pretend either or I'll catch you out.....

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @12
    I have been twice, only to drive through, collected a friend at a hotel in the city centre when I was staying in the Lake District, nice buildings and parks, otherwise very grey and easily forgettable.

    I am English yes, and like a great many English people I am sick to the back teeth of this referendum and yes it has influenced the way I think about Scotland and Scottish people and I will be very glad when it's all over. I don't really care about the outcome at all, very content with you being independent actually.

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Best way…. Drive straight through it…

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Yeah course I believe you...whilst staying in the lakes you just nipped up the road on a 6 hour return jaunt to pick up a friend...
    Scotland and the Scottish people don't really care what you think or whether you are tired of the referendum issues...well... mainly because it has got nothing to do with you so keep your neb out....
    One comes along ONCE in 300 years...and you are sick of it.....well mercy me!

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    Where's scotland?

    Is that a fantasy land in hollywood production with men in skirts and bad half-aussie half-yank drunken abusive accents, totally re-writing history to suit themselves.

    damn, or is that argentina?

    It is getting SO hard to spot the diff between the two - both have delusions of an economy, delusional leaders and both blame all their ills on the english when they cant think up a real excuse.

    ;-0

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 01:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @ 6 Klingon
    Your comment is juvenile and ad hominem! It should be deleted!

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 05:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    @The Voice
    The Stat you quote is correct insofar as it is calculated. However, they quote Manchester and the Trafford Centre separately for some reason. If you add them together Manchester is joint top with London's West End (though of course everyone is distant second to Greater London combined). Glasgow still a great city though, apart from the view at Hampden.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 06:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    @18… .a question often asked by Yanks - “where in England is Scotland? ”

    The answer - “head as far away from the civilised part as you can and when you cant understand what anyone is saying and everyone is reeling around pissed, you know your there”

    The best part of Glasgy is Easterhoos. You are guaranteed to find the best knuckle sandwiches and head buts there. You wont see anyone in a skirt, shell suits and well worn trainers are de rigeur

    Adult life expectancy in Glasgow is on a par with Albania and Palestine. The local hootch is Buckey, usually accompanied by a deep fried Mars bar : http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/hanging-out-with-vomiting-scots-and-booze-pedaling-monks

    I havent explained about the local tribes, the blue and the greens, but just think about Northern Ireland with shivs and broken bottles instead of guns and bombs.

    Thats why I hang out in Starbucks its safer and the cakes are healthier. I'll still meet you for a fight though, I'm a Scot after all…

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 06:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    Voice - I'm amazed the monks aren't more bothered at what their brew does in Glasgow and Belfast. At least Nobel set up a peace prize after he invented dynamite.

    For any potential Commonwealth travellers reading this thread, Glasgow is much better than its rep but always keep a 20 handy for “street negotiation” just to be on the safe side.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 07:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    Good luck all those taking part in the games, Glasgow will be a great location for the games.
    I also hope they are not hijacked by Alex Salmond but wont hold my breath.

    Check page 7.
    http://www.callcredit.co.uk/media/1199818/2013-retailvision-report.pdf

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 08:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #12
    So what you are saying is..it's being held in Scotland so I am going to ignore it. I am not going to support any English athlete or team as the games should not be held there. You are a rather miserable git !
    It's only a sporting occasion !
    Salmond has said that politics are OUT for the duration of the games.
    Please tell this to the PM and the cabinet who, I believe will be at the opening ceremony.

    “ it has influenced the way I think about Scotland and Scottish people”

    Sorry, I don't believe you. It has just brought out your latent dislike of the Scots which has surfaced due to the referendum. I am sure, like many of your countrymen, this has always been there to a greater or lesser extent. This is just the excuse to voice it.

    #20
    It may be hard to believe but I have been unable to trace a bottle of “Buckfast” in any supermarket or off-licence near me. I feel I should at least try it before I comment on it's potency !

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 08:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Glasgow is a city like any other. lf you go looking for trouble you will find it.
    l also have been there twice & never had any trouble.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    … #23 .obviously never been in Glasgows Starbucks!

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @2

    “and if they frequent the three Starbucks in the centre they might even run in to me...;”

    And if they're really lucky, maybe they'll run into somebody who actually does know how to pronounce “Sauchiehall”.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    23
    Isolde ...I would just ignore if I was you.....
    It may eventually go away....If a post is out of my character then it is not me....you should be able to tell ...-)

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @1 Monkeymagic

    Adding to your excellent comments I would agree that whatever commonwealth members support Argentina's ridiculous claim, they haven't felt that strongly about the Falklands that they have boycotted the games because the islanders are present. So Argentine support isn't that strong, at least where action is required of them.

    And if the Falkland Islands are not a recognised country and part of 'Britain' how are they allowed their own team at the games?

    It seems the Commonwealth must accept the Falkland Islands as a separate member, if they are allowed to compete as a team, shattering the Argentine myth that the islanders are a' non-people.'

    It would be amusing to hear what the Malvanistas have to say about this that sounds anything but the fantasy fairyland they kid themselves with.

    “FIOGA would like to thank their sponsors: Falkland Islands Company/Caribbean Alliance, Sure, Argos Resources, Consolidated Fisheries, the Falkland Islands Government, Lifestyles Ltd, Stanley Services Limited and Noble Energy Inc. - for their continued support. The generous sponsorship of over £10,000 from Noble Energy Falklands Ltd for the squad’s kit in Glasgow is also hugely appreciated.”

    Does this mean the Argentine arrest warrants for Noble staff are to be fast tracked and do they get double the prison sentence for recognising the Islanders as a people?

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    @Clyde
    Ahh there's your problem - it's a corner shop brew rather than a supermarket product and would be more easily located in the poorer areas as opposed to the posher bits. If you genuinely can't find Buckfast in an offie or corner shop in one of Belfast or Glasgow's more deprived estates then I would be shocked cause I've even seen them in equivalent shops in the N of England. As with all things that mark a place it is only ever a small minority who are responsible and overall Glasgow remains my favourite Scottish city regardless.

    @27
    And just to add to your point - at the Edinburgh games many nations DID boycott in protest at New Zealand's continued sporting involvement with S.Africa - so if those nations felt strongly about Argentina's claim then they really would boycott.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Westender

    Ok, I've read these posts for several years and found them amusing. However, as a Glaswegian, born and bred, I seem to have grown up in a different City from the one posters on here have described. Yes, we have our bad points, but so does everywhere. I'm not sure that applies to East Croydon though... So, please stop commenting on things you know NOTHING about. As for the “tribes” “blues” and “greens”, descriptions WTF???

    The Buzz around Glasgow IS amazing and we are a friendly bunch, so unless you have actually been herem keep your gob shut.

    In any event, it makes a change to have something positive to read about, so please stop knocking it, THAT APPLIES TO BOTH SIDES ON HERE.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #19
    The best part of Glasgy is Easterhoos. GLESGA not GLASGY. Which ever one you are.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    25
    ...and how the feck would you know...?
    I was giving the casual tourist pronunciation, but it's close enough...the only difference I would add is Hall is pronounced “Haw”..so Soccy-Haw street would be the best I could do phonetically....
    ...don't believe me..? Let's look at another's attempt....note the apology....

    “First, an apology. Saw-kee-hall - it's really not the easiest of names for non-Glaswegians to say. Yet, once the pronounciation has been mastered SAUCHIEHALL STREET is a place you may want to head for its impressive array of popular brands. ”
    http://glasgowstylemile.com/style-mile-guide/sauchiehall-street/

    .....nah nah naaa....
    28
    Got to agree Buckfast is a cornershop product and is stocked akin to the amount of users...

    ...anymore Brits want to bash Scotland...now is the time Saddo's...
    Unbelievable....I was caught up in the mood and feeling all Britishy so I gave a little praise to Glasgow....and get heckled for it...mostly by Brits....;-)
    ...tune in 21.00 BST an expected 1.5 Billion viewers...going to be a few surprises ...

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    There is a great buzz in Glasgow and it will be a great games. Thanks to all the Glasgow people who have welcomed everybody so well, not just associated with the games, but in the shops, on the streets and all around.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    ..sorry, I shouldnt have mentioned poor health alcoholism violence Buckey deep fried Mars Bars fitball tribes and sink estates… but its what Glasgy is famous for... I should have added nationalism.
    As you can see I am experiencing Jekkel and Hyde symptoms. Please excuse my rude remarks about the Penguins, I have a doctors appointment booked..

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    Fist 'sockyhall' and now 'fitball“?

    I wouldn't be surprised if Tobi speaks better weegie than you do.

    Also, it's ”Jekyll”.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Whatever....
    I would imagine Jekyll & Hyde (Jekkel and Hyde) symptoms wouldn't account for the inability to spell and the ignorance of Scottish terms....“Fitba”

    If anyone is beginning to get sick of this ID copying nonsense...I would suggest you all complain to Mercopress.....

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    Lovely sky or light blue or tourquoise t-shirts. Similar to our flag colours.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Hmmm.. Think I'm Jock no mates! Par for the course…

    Lol. ;-)

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    34
    listen and learn....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avNvHaAMq30
    Oh what is that I hear....;-)))
    er...you were saying....?

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @36
    And your point is what exactly?

    Does Argentina lay claim to the colour blue?

    Or maybe the Falkland Islanders are teasing you?

    Or maybe you are the only one to make this connection? Similar colours? Haha? Like the sky on a nice day?
    There is white in the English Flag, and the British Union Jack, AND the Argentine Flag.
    So what?

    Just be quiet and join the 1.5 billion people who will enjoy this sporting festival. Unless you are too jealous?

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    I read the SUN this morning, and looked at all 71 flags printed by the news paper,,,
    yet their was NO Falkland's flag, ,,unless I missed it..

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jmackiej

    Good luck to the Falklands , keep up with the shooting practice when you get back home, you never know when it might come in handy again.

    Good luck to all atheletes from wherever you are competing and for whichever nation. We are family.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I have been watching the opening ceremony for the games and the Red Arrows flying over when the Queen arrived. Imagine my surprise when I got a Royal salute as they passed over my house about 5 minutes later.
    Thank you for this well deserved tribute !

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    Huge cheer for the Falkland Islanders when they walked in and big smiles from the team.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    And how many RG's wish they had an alternative history and were members of the Commonwealth? Surprisingly quite a lot from what I've heard and read...The Campo trolls on here know it as well - must get right up their nose, hence the Sepoy slur... :)

    Personally I doubt they'd be any different; too much of a toxic mix of all the worst of Latin Europa; poor ethics, politics etc makes it unlikely they could have ever been like a Canada or Australia.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    39 buy some glasses...the color of those tshirts is not blue.
    and yes, sky blue with white is exclusive of arg, havent you heard we are recoignized in football as the albiceleste team??

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • saphira

    Enjoyed the opening ceremony, loved the huge cheer the team from the Falklands received the fund raising idea was great, all in all a good start to the games, looking forward to the next week and a half of sport, good luck to all taking part.

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 07:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    Good luck to all the teams competing in The Commonwealth Ganes in Glasgow, especially the Aussie team!

    Its good to see that he Falklands' are competing. In 25 years the Falklands' will be competing in the Olympic games as well.

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 08:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    @45
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sky+blue+flags&client=firefox-a&hs=h9u&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=jL7QU67BAYLG7AbH7ICYCA&ved=0CD8QsAQ&biw=1280&bih=913

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 08:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @45
    Idiot. Look at your original post.

    PS. You can't 'own' a colour, you have been listening to your government propaganda again, I expect.

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve R

    Visited Glasgow back in the mid 70's thought it was a great place :-) but I have to admit I much preferred Perth, less hectic for one LOL but good beer and pies :-)
    Luck to all who are taking part in the games

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #45
    The Scottish national flag is the Saltire. Look at it, guess what, it is blue and white and predates the Argentine flag AND country by centuries. So your point is ?

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Well that was a very much tongue in cheek take on Scotland...
    ...the ability to not take yourself too seriously was evident.
    ...and no political hijacking...apart from redefining the Glasgow Kiss...
    Did you notice the resounding cheer for English competitors..bearing in mind it was mostly Scots in the Stadium.....

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    Ilsen...they look like uruguayan t-shirts.
    nobody owns a color, idiot ilsen, but some colours represent more some countries than others, like orange netherlands, for ex.
    the sky blue was choosen for some special reason in your sports tshirts for representing the F. in the games or just you like it???

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    or perhaps the sky blue on the Falklands coat of arms “Desire the right” may have influenced it....

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Are there ANY trolls left on these threads with more than two brain cells?

    what a waste of time.

    So glad we don't have any such countries in the Commonwealth!

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The commonwealth games are the best,
    and all teams will have a nice time entertaining us all,
    good luck to all of them,

    two points of interest,
    1, is it true that the USA has applied to join, from a line through the 13 colonies

    2, CFK was seen crying at the UN when she was turned down...lol

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    56
    I don't thinks so Briton the US constitution forbids States making treaties, all of the States would have to join....

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    So there are Games all over the World but the USA can only join in The Olympics?
    eg: European/ Asiatic / African etc
    Is this right?

    Jul 24th, 2014 - 11:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #58
    Pan American games if it is still going and the world championships in various sports

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 07:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    53 malen

    Two things:
    The reason this particular shade of blue was chosen (some way darker and greener that Argentine blue) was that it went best with the Antarctic tartan, which had already been chosen as an element of the uniform.
    The other thing is that no-one here cares very much what you have on your flag. It certainly isn't going to influence our choices in any way. Why should it?

    Or do you think you own 'blue', along with all the penguins, squid, and South Atlantic?

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    Or do you think you own 'blue', along with all the penguins, squid, and South Atlantic?
    Yes, why not??? Also the sea lions, marine elephants, dolphins, whales, etc. They use the two coasts.
    The light blue, celeste, not blue, is such a nice colour.

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    You can't 'own' a whale.
    Or a colour.
    Don't be childish.

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #61
    I looked up ColorHexa.com and could not find Argentinian blue , celeste or Falklands blue.
    Who said that they own all the marine creatures and birds in the S.Atlantic

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    CFK did...lol

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    You can own a collection of colours.....a tartan....

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    it's a lot darker than argie blue, Argie blue is getting washed out fast.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 12:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    so badminton, clay shooters and bowls...lol
    LOL

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 01:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @67
    1.5 billion people watching a wonderful sporting event on TV. An event that unites people across the world. An event created by the British.
    I think you are jealous.

    Who is watching Argentina?

    Just some Vultures!

    You seriously need to start collecting firewood.
    :)

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 03:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #67
    Amongst a plethora of sports at which Argentina is crap. Poor little jealous miserable git, you can't come to the party!
    How about boxing, gymnastics,cycling,judo, triathlon, full bore rifle shooting,gymnastics,swimming, diving, wrestling,badminton, squash, weightlifting, netball,table tennis and, of course, athletics.
    What, if any,International sport competitions does Argentina host ?
    The world's, self-pitying, moaning and whining championships ?
    You would win the Gold medal unopposed !

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    67
    I have a different view of sports....those that involve great hand to eye coordination and skill, I rank higher....
    ...as opposed to someone that can run half a second faster than someone else, or jump a fraction further or the one that always gives me a laugh...hop..skip and jump...
    ...how about...hop, a half pirouette, skip..do the hokey cokey and jump....whilst balancing a sausage on your nose....now that would bring a degree of skill to it...

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @69 Clyde15
    “What, if any, International sport competitions does Argentina host ?
    The world's, self-pitying, moaning and whining championships .”

    The dockside tyre burning championships?

    The foot shooting championship-(unopposed)?

    @36

    “Similar to our flag colours”.

    Without the yellow smiley emoticon.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    68 & 69/ imbeciles:
    and who cares about the commonwealth games, you idiots.
    argentina excels in football, basketball, volleyball, rugby union, field hockey, golf, boxing, polo and the list goes on.
    who the f*ck cares about gymnastics, table tennis (lol) and weightlifting, you halfwits.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    72 paulcedron

    In which parallel universe does Argentina excel at Rugby Union? And the list really doesn't go on very far, does it?

    Anyway, really been enjoying the Commonwealth Games today; swimming, boxing, triathlon and rugby sevens. And our guys won another match in the bowling. Full of admiration for all of them.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    dimwit 73
    los pumas are a top 10 team since its creation.
    they achieved the 3rd spot in the 2007 rwc, the only team outside europe or sanzar who can do it.
    i do not expect an islander to understand what drawing with south africa or australia means.
    so, stick to your bowling, you loser.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    1.5 billion people across the world watched the opening ceremony. Most won't have heard of these pumas or gatitos or whatever.

    That is who cares. You can't change that.

    I am writing to my MP to ask that we cancel the Aid £millions that we still send to that Third World Country, Argentina.

    Paulie Squealeron is ungrateful and jealous.
    how sad.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    75
    haha
    i am writing to your MP (muy pelotudo?) to pay back the +/- 30 billion dollars the uk still owes to argentina for all the food shipments during ww2.
    and we are still waiting for a big gratefulness for the 4000 argentinian soldiers, nurses and pilots who helped you to save your asses.

    you can be the first, say: “thank you argentina” and pay your fare share.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Yep. Definitely jealous. You can have a biscuit!

    Lol!

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 12:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    #76

    Can you please give some evidence that the UK owes 30 billion dollars for food shipments during WW2?

    Yes, 4000 Argentines did volunteer to fight. However,
    - These were individual actions unsupported by the state, so no one will be saying “thank you Argentina”, but I will say thank you to those who ignored their government and fought against fascism with the British Empire and her allies.
    - I would also say that most didn't fight to save the (asses of the) United Kingdom, but to defeat fascism.
    - This is a drop in the ocean (at last in per capita terms) compared to the contribution of virtually every other remaining independent nation.

    So, yes, thank you to those Argentines who fought, but there is absolutely no reason to thank Argentina.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #72
    “and who cares about the commonwealth games,”
    About 1.5 billion people
    As I said you are no use at these sports.

    Who the f'ck cares about table tennis...your new chums the Chinese do, so you had better learn it quickly when they take over your poor excuse of a country. It will be your new national sport.
    Nobody mentioned cricket but it is the most popular sport in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka whose combined populations are over 1 billion people compared with your insignificant 45 million.
    So, pathetic child, petulance is the only “sport” at which YOU excel

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @78 inthegutter,
    l believe that the vast majority of the Argentine volunteers were Anglo-Argentine.
    Of British or part British descent.
    Not that l'm quibbling. l & most Britons were/are extremely grateful for ANY help that we got.
    The real irresponsible people were the British politicians of the 1920s & 1930s who allowed our military capabilities to decline as much as they did.
    l realise of course, that the Depression didn't help matters.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    no.
    you all, as always, are totally wrong.
    argentina sent food and other commodities for a total of 3.500 million dollars...of 1945.
    add to that interests and inflation and you have +/- 30 billions, that the uk never paid.

    about the volunteers, some of them were of british ancestry, many of irish ancestry, but the vast majority were of a mix of ancestries, like most of us.

    about that joke of commonwealth games, guess you cannot compare them with the world cup, can you?

    anyway, commonwealth games, football world cup, rugby world cup, pga tour, campeonato abierto de polo, you name the rest, the thing is the falklands cannot even compete in any of them.
    you lot are useless at sports like an ojota.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    @81

    And you, as usual, are being childish. It's within the bounds of possibility that an Argentinian shot down a Luftwaffe bomber containing bombs with my grandparents name on it. For this possibility alone I extend my gratitude. If you want some cash for this contribution I suggest you open an account, publish the number and I will be happy to send some money, in the denomination of your choosing, if you will agree to stop bitching about it. Deal?

    “about that joke of commonwealth games, guess you cannot compare them with the world cup, can you?” True. No-one has bitten anyone thus far. The Games has so far been conducted in an atmosphere free of both violent and non-violent protestors, no questions about whether Glasgow can afford to stage it have been raised and, with one amusing exception, there has been a complete absence of political theatre.

    And if you can name a single community of 3 000 people that has produced a world champion team in any of the sports you mentioned...I'll eat a bug.

    ”about

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #81
    You really are deranged. To think that ANY country with a population of 3000 could be a force in world sports is obviously nonsense. You are just stating the obvious. The Commonwealth games gives small countries the chance to compete with some of the top nations in sport..NO not Argentina!

    I remember one of your posters deriding the Olympic games because it was in London and that Argentina was not interested in them.
    Face it, you live in a dead beat country with virtually nothing going for you except the big downhill slide to the bottom. Successions of your governments have brought this about because of the attitude of the people. All you are known for world wide is as a nation of whingers.
    Live with it or do something about it. All you can do is pick on a small community and threaten them because you are shit scared of taking on anyone else. The rest of the world thinks you are a joke !

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    A good friend of mine has just won the Bronze Medal in the Mens' 10M air pistol at the Commonwealth Games.

    Not only that MICK GAULT is now joint leader with EIGHTEEN Commonwealth Games Medals.

    He shoots again tomorrow in the free pistol. He has an excellent chance of a medal in that which would make him the leading medal holder of all Commonwealth Games ever.

    AND HE'S ONLY SIXTY YEARS OLD!

    WAY TO GO MICK.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “And if you can name a single community of 3 000 people that has produced a world champion team in any of the sports you mentioned...I'll eat a bug.”

    “To think that ANY country with a population of 3000 could be a force in world sports is obviously nonsense”

    first, the islets are not a country.
    second, about small communities who have produced top class teams and top class sportsmen, you have: coronel suárez (population: 10.000), pigüe (10.000) and washington (600), washington in córdoba, argentina, not in the u.s., got it?.
    these 3 small cities have produced the best polo players in the world during ages.
    so it is not an excuse to be just 3.000 inhabitants.
    the thing is the islanders are lazy, they do not like to work and they do not like sports.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    @85

    C'mon Paul - how many people in the world have any interest in polo, the means to play it, or actually play it? Apart from a few scenes in movies I've never seen a polo ( game? match? ) and have only the vaguest notion of the rules. It's not a legitimate debating point and you know it. I expect more from a Van de Graff Generator fan. What would Peter Hammil say?

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    lol good one heisenberg.
    btw, i forgot to mention joy division the other day as a great british band too.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Me too. Another good catch :).

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #85
    1)Yes they are
    2) Have you seen the Falklands landscape ? Hardly polo country !
    They play Badminton .
    Badminton is popular in Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Turkey, China, USA, Denmark, United Kingdom ,Canada, Malaysia and Indonesia .
    It is the second most popular participatory sport after football.

    They have also sent a rifle and skeet shooting team. Is this a sport or a necessary skill considering who their neighbours are.
    As for them being lazy, that's a good one coming from an Argentinian
    Due to your hard work and diligence your country is almost in ruins.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    89
    what country?
    we are talking about the islands here.

    and we also have a badminton national team here.
    guess we are way better than those indians, australians, turkish, etc.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 90 Polly
    “and we also have a badminton national team here.”

    Yeah, of course you do, I just cannot find more than THREE people who will own up to being in it.

    The tournament in BsAs for 2013: did it take place only the WORLD site hasn't got ANY results from it?

    Go and put the kettle on, Polly.

    Ha, ha, ha. We can ALWAYS rely on Polly for a good laugh.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Lol!@ silly little paulie. Why doesn't he comment on the default or economy threads?

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    91 cristina aka dumb.
    argentina is the powerhouse of the americas in that joke of badminton and we do not make all that noise for that.
    badminton is a game to play in the beach here, something like deck tennis or tejo, you losers.

    92 ilsen aka dumber
    i do not comment on the default or economy threads cause i agree with you, you nabo

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #90
    If you play on a beach then it is not Badminton.
    For your edification, in English, country ALSO means the land outside urban settlements.. Even you will reluctantly have to agree that the land in the Falklands is not ideal for the raising of horses.

    .badmintonpanam.org/en/?p=589
    Powerhouse ?” guess we are way better than those indians, australians, turkish, etc. Your posts are full of guesses not facts.
    The above is the Argentine Badminton site. It would appear that you are pretty low down the Pan American list and that list is even lower in the World rankings

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    wot?
    of course we are a powerhouse.
    we are even organizing the junior pan american championship, and as far as i know, there is not a representative of the islets.

    here you have the best junior team of the world:
    http://www.badmintonpanam.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/euipo-argentina-2014.jpg

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 95 Polly

    What a shame for the lad three from the right on the rear row.

    I bet that concrete post growing out of his head slows him down a bit.

    Can't afford photographers who know what to avoid: such a basic mistake?

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    ay cristina...
    it seems you don't know the concept of perspective yet.
    anyway, this picture is not an œuvre d'art either, eh?
    http://en.mercopress.com/data/cache/noticias/45973/0x0/badminton-squad.jpg

    but i have to recognize that the girl with the bandana is pretty cute.
    she must be the exception of the rule there, no?

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Why would they want to take part in a Pan American games when they are NOT in America ?

    Lets get real here. Argentina has 15,000 times the population of the Falklands and infrastructure to match but you still seem to think that it should be better than it is. According to you, everything there and the people are crap compared with the world power of Argentina.
    Using your logic, Argentina is crap compared with the UK on almost all accounts, as it is with the major European countries.
    I will concede that you are doing better than Somali, Burkina Faso and Gaza but for how long.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 97 Polly

    Perspective! Ha, ha, ha.

    That's a good one from an argie.

    Clue: when you look through the viewfinder or the plate (bet you don't know what that is) the FIRST thing you look for are basic errors such as these.

    If you are taking a football team picture 'on the field' you try and 'spot the ball' or if they are really endowed, the knob.

    But that won't ever be the problem with argie teams, will it?

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Why would they want to take part in a Pan American games when they are NOT in America”
    W-H-A-T??
    and where are they then?
    let´s see:
    in europe? NO
    in oceania? NO
    in asia? NO
    in africa? NO
    and according to you, another typical product of falklands´s education system, they are not in america...

    maybe that joke of falklands exists only in your imagination.

    cristina
    don't pretend to be a photographer, you nabo.
    everybody knows you make a living cleaning toilets

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Have a cookie and a glass of milk paulie. You are getting all upset again and calling people names.
    Do you want Mummy to come over and rub your back?

    PS: The Falkland Islands are in the South Atlantic.
    Try not to get all upset again. ..come on, Mummy is here now
    :)

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    lol ilsen
    the falklands malvinas are part of the south american continental platform.
    more specifically, part of the patagonian continental platform.
    it seems you want to create a new continent, haha.

    i have said it before and i say it now, invest your few bucks in education, burros all of you, lol.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 01:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #100
    If you stopped and looked for a minute instead of going off in a ballistic trajectory you would have seen that I am not the product of a Falkland's education but a Scottish education which is light years ahead of anything you have in S.America. I cannot speak of the education system in the Falklands but it must be better than the average ARGENTINIAN one. For instance, they way you are taught history and geography must come from the equivalent of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

    In respect of the Falklands position, it is in the S.Atlantic as are Tristan de Cunha, St.Helena and S.Georgia.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    l wonder if paul cedron even went to school.
    The Falklands are in the South Atlantic, paulie-boy.
    They are close to but NOT part of the South American mainland.
    lf we are burros, then you are our brother.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @102 paulcedron
    But the Islands geology is akin to South Africa-the Islands broke away from Africa, not South America when the two landmasses drifted apart.

    The Faroe Islands are linked to the UK but they are a self governing territory of Denmark.

    By your assertion, Cuba belongs to the USA, right?

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    my god...
    clyde, isolda. pete
    you lot don´t have the slightest clue about the concept of “continent”, do you?
    you, bunch of donkeys, must think that the islands in general are not part of any continent, no?
    anyway, try to think about the etymology of the word...
    you still don´t get it?

    then, let´s try with a map, you bunch of burros.
    http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/sa.htm

    even the isla de pascua and galápagos are south american.
    go back to school and try to learn what a continental platform is.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #106
    How can we compete with your brilliance which eclipses the sun in it's purity and radiance. No problem!
    You say it is in AMERICA, we say it is in the S.Atlantic.
    You go back to school...for God's sake, you even have the peculiar notion that the Falklands are in Argentina!!!

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    from worldatlas.com
    ”South America, the planet's 4th largest continent, includes (12) independent countries and (3) major territories; the Falkland Islands, Galapagos Islands and French Guiana. ”

    they forgot to say that the falklands- malvinas belong to argentina, but that is another issue.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    #

    I'm not sure (or can't be bothered looking up) where all this “south American” stuff started, continents are defined by convention, rather than any criteria, and thus arguing over which continent they are on is a bit meaningless. However, the Falkland Islands are unambiguously located on the South American plate. They are also unambiguously a British Overseas Territory and have a right to self-determination as enshrined by the UN charter. While Argentina, claims sovereignty is disputed, their failure to take their case to the ICJ suggests they accept British sovereignty, there is surely no explanation.

    It occurs to me that the whole Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute still exists because of a failure to end the 1982 conflict properly. Clearly the UK should have forced not only a surrender of Argentine forces on the islands but also a proper peace treaty in which Argentina unambiguously dropped any claim to the Falkland Islands.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @ 109 inthegutter,
    Exactly right, the men fought bravely & well & the politicians let us down.
    ln other words, as usual.
    @ 108 paulcedron,
    he-haw, paulieboy.
    For interests sake, where would you place the border between North America & South America?
    1) the Panama Canal?
    2) the border between Colombia & Panama?
    They are both man-made, not natural.
    Not a trick question, l don't know.
    Peace, brother burro.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #108
    They didn't forget. They called it correctly.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Awww bless!
    I have think paulcedron is quite a sweet child really.
    Misguided and poorly educated, of course. Certainly in need of attention too. Obviously a deep obsession with the British. Craves acceptance, but always rebelling against his peers, deep inside, just wants to join a club that he feels excluded from.
    I suggest that he should be smothered in the The Imperial British Bosom until he learns to behave.
    :-)

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    yes, blablabla.
    you can call me whatever you want but the thing is:
    1. you don´t even know where the islets are located.
    2. clearly you dont know that there are only 5 (five) continents.
    3. no doubts you are product or the poor education system of the islets.

    it doesnt matter if you are 70, 80 or 90,
    GO BACK TO SCHOOL. ALL OF YOU

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    :-)

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 07:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @113 paulcedron,
    Five(5)continents? paulieboy.
    1) Africa
    2) Asia
    3) Europe
    4) Australia
    5) North America
    6) South America(where you live?)
    7) Antarctica(which Argentina does NOT own!)
    Think thats seven(7), niño.
    Who has to go back to school?

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 08:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    #113

    As I mentioned in my previous post, continents are arbitrarily defined with between 4 and 7 depending on the definition. Different countries and organisations use different systems.

    - According to Wikipedia, “The seven-continent model is usually taught in China, India, parts of Western Europe and most English-speaking countries, including Australia and England”, which if true, is a substantial fraction of the world's population.

    - Apparently, the Spanish speaking world adopts the combined-America 6 continent model.

    - The UN splits the world into 6 geographical regions and the IOC uses a similar scheme but excludes Antarctica.

    Thus, your statement
    ”2. clearly you dont know that there are only 5 (five) continents.”
    is untrue, as there is no established consensus.

    As a scientist, I prefer a definition based on continental plates in which case we have 7 major plates (continents), and 8 secondary plates, with a number of minor plates.

    So, once again, you're speaking crap.

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #113
    In my case, you are correct. I don't know where these “islets”, to which you refer, are located.
    I know where the FALKLAND ISLANDS are located.

    Look up the word islet in an English dictionary. You will see that it cannot possibly refer to the Falklands.
    I humbly suggest that YOU go back to school and learn to be accurate in the use of the English language.

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    dear burrita and burritos.
    there are many criteria about the number of continents (5, 6, 7), but, of course, the most appropriate is to consider 5 continents + la antártida, which is not exactly a continent and that, of course, belong to argentina.

    but the key issue here is that all of you (including the wise scientist -lol-) have said that the islands do not belong to south america.
    now, to which continent they belong according to you, you geniuses?

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    #118

    ”but the key issue here is that all of you (including the wise scientist -lol-) have said that the islands do not belong to south america.“

    I assume you mean me here, I never said any such thing, you liar. In fact, I agree with you, of the 4-7 continents the Falkland Islands probably should be grouped with the Americas based on the fact it sits on the South American plate.

    ”there are many criteria about the number of continents (5, 6, 7), but, of course, the most appropriate is to consider 5 continents + la antártida, which is not exactly a continent and that, of course, belong to argentina.”

    Wow... wrong twice is the same sentence. Antarctica is both a continent (and is even fully enclosed by a single plate) and is not Argentine. In terms of 5+1 being most appropriate I'm not really sure that's true. The world is split into continents largely for convenience when referring to proximal regions. A 5+1 system either unites North and South America (which sit on two distinct plates) or treats Eurasia as one land mass. The problem with the latter is that the UK and Japan are now in the same continent which erodes the usefulness of the definition. I think I'll stick with 7 continents for now.

    Care to apologise for lying about me?

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @118

    “ la antártida, which is not exactly a continent and that, of course, belong to argentina.”

    Exemplified by your fantastic support for the military conscripts that man your stations-like supplying them food and fuel once in a while (just before they freeze and starve) and keeping your icebreaker in dock for the last seven years.
    Interestingly even though you claim to own Antarctica, you haven't managed to boot off all the other countries with bases there, which is a bit slap dash.

    It's funny that most of the places you claim, don't seem to have many, or any Argentines actually living on them.

    When is Argentina colonising the moon? That doesn't currently have any Argentines there either.

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #120
    He is just taking the piss because he can't think of anything useful to say.

    His imagination is boundless as he has to manufacture insults about the Falklands knowing that they have a better standard of life than the average Argentinian and this sticks in his craw. Rather sad really.

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Antarctica belongs to Argentina??????
    Bhaaahahaha!
    Prove it.
    Another Argentine Fantasy!
    This has really made me smile, thanks paulie!

    What a totally bizarre statement.

    Do you need Mommy to change your nappy? The shit is now coming out of both ends now.
    looks like default pressure is affecting your ability to think.
    Post your addresses here and I was send you a few ££s, ok?

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Poor paulie, the burrito.
    Can't count,
    Can't think,
    Must be broke by now, l could chuck you a Rouble or two.
    lo siento mucho.
    You don't own Antarctica, l know that you would LIKE to.
    Always claiming someone else's land. Greedy, greedy.
    l guess Brazil will eventually take over Argentina--so sad.
    lt should be the showpiece of South America, instead its what?

    Jul 30th, 2014 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    haha isolde
    “Always claiming someone else's land. Greedy, greedy.”
    that's a bit rich coming from a british girl.
    anyway, you didn't answer my question, if the falklands malvinas are not in south america, where are they then?

    Jul 31st, 2014 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    #124

    “Always claiming someone else's land. Greedy, greedy.”

    Remind me when the UK last claimed someone else's territory or tried to conquer it.

    And you didn't answer my comments about you lying about me. Hypocrite.

    Jul 31st, 2014 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    the last time the uk claim someone else's territories?
    haha
    it was the only thing the uk has done through its whole existence.
    where do you want to start?
    northern ireland?
    gibraltar?
    malvinas?
    chagos?

    Jul 31st, 2014 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    northern ireland?

    Was united with the rest of the UK in 1801. In 1998 the Good Friday Agreement, which was accepted by 71.1% of the population, acknowledged that “the majority of the people of Northern Ireland wished to remain a part of the United Kingdom”.

    gibraltar?

    Was annexed by the UK in 1713 (after being captured in 1704). The UK today recognises the right of Gibraltar to self-determine, in 2002, 98.48% of voters (on a turnout of 87.9%) rejected a proposal to share sovereignty between the UK and Spain.

    malvinas?

    Similarly...

    chagos?

    Discussed that before...

    In conclusion, yes, in the past the UK did conquer territory - lots of it - to form the British empire. Much of the British Empire was peacefully dismantled with sovereignty passed to the inhabitants of the territories. The UK maintains sovereignty over a collection of small territories (BOTs). The UK accepts the right of the current inhabitants of both the non-self governing territories and even the individual nations of the UK to self-determination. The UK has made no new territorial claims over inhabited areas in over 75 years.

    What is now Argentina has its foundations as a colony of the Spanish Empire, which ~200 years ago rebelled against Spanish rule forming, after a series internal internecine conflicts, the Argentine Republic. Subsequently, The Argentine Republic conquered vast tracks of Patagonia as well as parts of neighbouring Paraguay, effectively doubling its pre-independence size. In 1982 the Argentine Republic illegally invaded the UK territory of the Falkland Islands in an attempt to annex it against the wishes of the inhabitants who claimed ~150 years of continuous peaceful occupation.

    In the last 200 years the UK has dramatically shrunk as a result of decolonisation. Argentina has at least doubled.

    And you still haven't retracted what you said about me.

    Jul 31st, 2014 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Thats right, paulieboy,
    We've dismantled our empire.
    Argentina wants to have one.
    But you're too late by at least 100 years, paul.
    l'm glad we got rid of our empire.
    Who would like the responsibilities of governing modern lndia & Pakistan for example?
    Anyway, paul, there is no such place as the malvinas which was on your list.
    lf you can find them, then you're welcome to them.
    We'll keep the Falkland lslands.
    Try again, niño.

    Jul 31st, 2014 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    isolda
    “We've dismantled our empire.”
    what?
    lol
    what about those 16 colonies they (you) still have?

    Jul 31st, 2014 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!