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On Sunday 2.6 million Uruguayans vote for their local authorities

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 10:21 UTC
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On Sunday May 10, Uruguay is holding county and municipal elections with 2.6 million eligible voters (out of a population of 3.3m) in an event which will be more centered on local issues and thus will not necessarily replicate the absolute majority vote of the ruling coalition in last October/November presidential and legislative election. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    The murdering commie harridan, La Tronca, said herself she is in 'for a knock' in the elections, I do hope so.

    What a pity it won't be a fatal knock on her head with something 'blunt'.

    Still, the filthy, idle 'poor' might just turn out for her: they have so many things in common, stupidity being the main one.

    May 09th, 2015 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. It's not a good idea to display visceral hatred, however justified it might be. How many people can you get to vote against a 'commie harridan' on that basis alone?
    Another point. Referring to the filthy, idle 'poor' isn't a vote winner. Suggests that you are amongst the clean, working 'rich'. A contest between your HAVES and the HAVE NOTS?

    May 09th, 2015 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2

    This is a wind-up, right? It must be given your previous posts.

    Who do you think was the real power behind 'No Money Pepe': the harridan wife of his who revels in the nick 'La Tronca' (the tree trunk).

    Why did he run out of money to pay the teachers their government agreed rise after two years of waiting: because he had spent it on the arseholes who never worked in school, left early to bum around like their parents and now spend all day drinking canned beer, smoking cigarettes and watching their LED TV's (and I have seen them buying these things for myself) whilst spending their hand-outs.

    However, I know where you are really coming from. You are a retired Customs & Excise employee and get all upset when I tell the truth about public the sector NOT paying tax. Yes, you were stopped what was referred to as 'tax' but who actually provided the money for the government to give to you before they took it off you?

    You KNOW the answer: people who work in the private sector and EARN their money in the real world! Without people like me who paid a lot of tax AND the people who I employed paying a lot of tax the government would be broke other than for the import taxes (paid by the private sector) and ALL the other taxes (paid by the private sector).

    “A contest between your HAVES and the HAVE NOTS?”

    And why am I one of the haves? Because I worked hard at school such that I was awarded an Indentured Apprenticeship leading to becoming a Chartered Engineer, worked even harder AND smarter to go up the senior management scales to become a Technical Director of GEC before starting my own consultancy and other businesses.

    YOU never did ANY of these things, or am I mistaken?

    If you had any idea how little the Uruguayo people earn doing difficult jobs only to have to pay extra tax to carry these arseholes on the drip, sometimes to the point where they get LESS take home pay than the filthy poor get from No Money Pepe then you would think differently, or not perhaps.

    May 09th, 2015 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3. You poor misguided CHILD. I merely sought to point out that denigrating those that you wish to persuade isn't intelligent.

    There is NO-ONE in the private sector who can point at THEIR taxes and suggest that they paid my salary. Please note; salary. Wages are for lower class manual workers. You're quite right. I didn't need to be awarded an Indentured Apprenticeship leading to becoming a Chartered Engineer, worked even harder AND smarter to go up the senior management scales to become a Technical Director of GEC before starting my own consultancy and other businesses. Far too intelligent for that. You see, I got to tell people like you what to do. Or else. How many 'senior' managers did I tell to do things a different way?

    Here's a little tip for you. All that money that you got paid. Where did it come from? Thin air? No, it came from people who bought products that your company provided. Did you 'make' that money? You didn't. You existed on the profit that your company made out of selling overpriced goods. By the way, GEC is a company that no longer exists.
    “After the failure of most of its U.S. acquisitions, GEC began on the road to contraction until its ultimate demise. The cash mountain of £5 billion which Lord Weinstock had built up in the 1980s had all but disappeared through bad management.”
    And YOU were a senior manager?

    May 09th, 2015 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Sure Chris... You are an engineer, owner of a household fridge with a compressor of 2kW... To put in perspective, that's the power consumption of an electric oven, and double the amount than of a microwave oven...

    May 09th, 2015 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 4

    You are correct, GEC no longer exists, being the victim of stupid children paying too much money for companies in the technology bubble. Thankfully I had already made my move (including protecting my shares and pension entitlement) and so no, I was not a director during that time. My actions and that of the company I was a board member of actually helped get the cash mountain that was subsequently squandered.

    You only got “to tell people” by virtue of the ridiculous Excise Laws which gives greater power to Excise Officers (presumably from the lowest level upwards) than they give the Police AND with no oversight, even on the criminal actions of these 'Officers' of which one of my best business friends fell foul.

    So he sued them for the FOUR MILLION STERLING that the cretins cost him by virtue of using informers against his companies who were his competitors and also liars, which the “Officers” did not check and carried out an armed drugs raid into all his companies at exactly the same time. Not a thing was found to support the claims.

    Guess what, after EIGHT years HMRC are starting to make offers to settle, having been proven wrong and liable in a court of law. And this is the chaotic organisation you are proud off?

    Of course you didn't need to earn any money yourself did you, simply relying on the golden inflation proof pension you now enjoy without paying the true cost of it? Everyone in the private sector would like that sort of deal, they cannot afford it after paying the taxes that provide your largesse.
    BTW your comment regarding profits and source of income just highlights your utter lack of understanding money circulation and the real source of income. But keep putting your head in the sand, it suits your character.

    May 09th, 2015 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Sure Chris, but still... No engineer would ever say they have a compressor in ther household fridge, with a power consumption of 2kW.

    Next you'll tell me your cooling system runs on NH3....

    May 10th, 2015 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 5 @ 7 Breakdowns R Us

    Lies and more lies, blather and more blather, when are you going to admit you just do not understand the quest and have no discernible logical thought processes.

    The rest of us can see that for ourselves, why can't you?

    May 10th, 2015 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    You don't know the difference between cooling capacity and power consumption, although I doubt your fridge even have a cooling capacity of 2kW... And you call yourself an engineer?

    Stop mocking the people that actually earned that title, handyman...

    May 10th, 2015 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 9 Breakdowns R Us

    Clearly, you do not read my posts properly or do not remember them accurately or, more likely, you LIE in a futile attempt to abuse me. The only person you are making look ridiculous is yourself.

    ALL the ratings I have given have been power taken from the mains, known as the electrical rating for others who want the real data.

    I got rid of the hugely over-rate, inefficient fridge freezer that was in my casa when I arrived in 2011 (having purchased in 2010) and my present fridge freezer efficiency rating is 'A', I don't even know what the rated electrical input is but the literature gives average watt hours which is of no use apart from electricity cost..

    The only fridge we have is one I bought for my wife to keep her fizzy drinks in and is a thermoelectric (Peltier system) fridge / cooler which draws just 70W and only gets down to +5C but is ideal for cooling summer drinks. Try working out the 'cooling power' of that system. IF you know what it is, of course.

    Just when are you going to admit that most if not all you claim about engineering is out of books and not related to the real world?

    Better still, when is your next breakdown, we all want a break from the blather and all the lies?

    May 10th, 2015 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    See, now I'ma squeak it out of you. Rub it in your face.

    How fast would you heat up a well insulated room, with your wife unable to decide which liquor to escape you on?

    Or did your original question involve a minor industrial cooling system?

    Which one is it, Chrissy?

    May 10th, 2015 - 02:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Cisplatin will vote in favor of integration with Brazil!

    One people, one nation.

    May 10th, 2015 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Montevideo, Salto, Paysandú, Rocha, Canelones and Rio Negro.

    Chris, that's 67% of our population and 80% of our GDP...

    Pyrrhic victory from the PN, don't you agree?

    ;)

    Vamo' arriba el Frente, carajo!!!

    May 11th, 2015 - 06:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 11 Breakdowns R Us
    Have you read that gibberish you post.

    Does your head feel like it's being crushed? Breakdown alert?

    @ 13
    Don't know where you got those figures from!

    FACTS:

    La Tronca got so badly beaten No Money Pepe didn't even turn up for the announcement having “supported” her on every platform during campaigning: wasted his time there so he went to his farm. Comments in El Pais: the Mujicas are finished GOOD.

    Maldonado got rid of the dead hand that has been mismanaging the place since just before we arrived. GREAT NEWS THAT!

    NOVICK got 50,000 more votes than La Tronca! Ha, ha, ha. Clearly the harridans attempt at bribing MVD with free bus tickets “for the workers” which she had to retract when somebody with a brain pointed out that would cost 300 million failed miserably.

    MPP got hammered!!

    And that is what you are crowing about? Ha, ha, ha.

    May 11th, 2015 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    MPP didn't gett hammered, old fool. This wasn't internas :)
    Novick beat nobody, told you Martinez was the best you could hope for :)

    May 11th, 2015 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 15 Breakdowns R Us

    BUT LA TRONCA DIDN'T GET IN, DID SHE.

    No Money Pepe wasn't the only one who didn't turn up at her “Oh shit, I've LOST' speech, Sendic, who promised he would be there was nowhere to be found!

    Oh, jolly dee! I haven't laughed so much for a long time. And your blather is so funny.

    Martinez was always going to ”win”, crook that he is (by association).

    They are all shit scared of the new guy though, aren't they. Independent Party. Oh dear, no fixes possible from The Broad Fraud!

    Ha, ha, ha.

    And who SAID she would? You need to read a bit wider and see what the MPP are facing as far as the citizens think, not some MPP mouthpiece.

    May 11th, 2015 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    So, you are in fact happy that Novick got nothing in order to beat la Tronca to... nothing....

    Martinez won, Chris, laugh all you want...

    May 11th, 2015 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 17 Breakdowns R Us

    Have a look at the other topic:
    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/05/11/uruguay-s-local-elections-no-major-number-surprises-but-interesting-changes-in-the-political-map

    May 11th, 2015 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I responded already.
    I'm glad you find joy in finishing runner-up.

    That way, we can both be happy.

    Cheers to the results, Chris!

    May 11th, 2015 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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