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Falklands' population in 'constrictive' trend, says Argentine team on the field

The Falklands' population composition can be described as 'constrictive' since there is a tendency to ageing in the population pyramid, in other words there are more elderly people than children. Comments belong to a member of an Argentine team of geography and migration experts from a university in Santa Fe province (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, UNL), who have been granted scholarships to collect such data from the Islands, based on a project the team presented.

“There are few children and the fertility rate is low” says Gustavo Peretti, head of UNL's Geography Department  who travelled to Falklands with Mariano Varisco.

Peretti mentioned that Falklands are an excellent lab to study migration because with a population below 3.000, there are people from sixty different countries.

In 1991, 20% of Falklands' population was under 15, but currently that percentage has fallen to 16%, while 10% is over 65.

According to data managed by UNL team, 55% of the Islands population out of 2.840, are Islanders: they were born in the Malvinas and have full Falklands' status.

Following the conflict between Argentina and Britain, population starts to grow again but at a 1.4% rate. Numbers went from 2.091 to 2.840.

In effect, in 1991, 20% of the Falklands' population was under 15, but currently that percentage has fallen to 16%, while 10% is over 65. The ageing index according to the Argentine experts climbed from 44.7 to 66.

“It's something you can see in the streets. There are few children and the fertility rate is low” points out Gustavo Peretti, head of the UNL's Geography Department and leader of the project who travelled to the Falklands together with Mariano Varisco.

Among the young adults “migrants prevail while the majority of those over 50 are native born Islanders”.

However Peretti admits that for a population of 2.000, Stanley is well equipped, “it has the services of a major city: a good hospital, old age pensioners homes in the same block, post office, bank and even a weekly, Penguin News. Regarding health care, ”they lack specialists but if necessary patients are flown to Chile and Britain“.

Peretti also points out that the Falklands are an excellent place to study migration because with a population not reaching 3.000, there are people from sixty different countries.

”It's an excellent lab to study migration, movements and the social webs“ and this is great for the investigation, admits the Argentine geography expert whose project is funded by Argentina's Ministry of Culture.

”We're very much interested in studying the role played by social networks in helping create migratory tendencies, and this is particularly interesting regarding the influx to the Falklands of non British population, mainly from Chile and Argentina“.

To that respect Peretti explained in an interview with a Santa Fe daily that it's common to think that people travel overseas in search for jobs, ”but what we have discovered that when you look in detail into the tendencies, yes, economics conditions are a very strong factor, but there are also other issues such as links, connections, which in recent years have found a globalized space through the social networks to meet and exchange“

And then goes on to mention an example of this ”in Malvinas where there are 15 Philippines that arrived to the Islands because they contacted via social networks and now they are wives or fiancées“.

According to the data managed by the UNL team, 55% of the Islands population out of 2.840, are Islanders, that is they were born in the Malvinas and have full Falklands' status, with all the benefits that implies.

From the British Overseas Territory of St Helena, in the middle of the Atlantic, famous for Napoleon, came 10% of the Malvinas population, added Peretti,

They are followed by Chileans who come on temporary contracts, from six months to two years. Usually from the south of Chile, which has a similar climate.

”Wind is quite rough and it can get complicated to be in the open, even in summer time, we had snow twice in January“, added the Argentine geographer.

Chileans are followed by Argentines, despite the war, the claim and the constant pressure on the Islands, ”there are 18 Argentines living in the Islands“.

Then come the fifteen Philippines and ten Uruguayans, and even smaller groups representing over fifty different countries.

”Most who have migrated to the Islands is because they have some relative, friend or acquaintance living there. Arriving in the Islands is very regulated and closely monitored, but once you've made it, integration of migrants is fluid in the local community, and they are accepted, and if you are given residence or full status your are entitled to the same benefits and privileges in healthcare, education, etc”.

The UNL team will continue their research and other teams will be visiting the Islands, according to Peretti.

The project has identified four demographic periods to analyze with different growth in the Islands' history:

1851/1871: the greatest rate of demographic growth, almost 5%. This can be explained because the Malvinas were occupied by the British twenty years earlier in 1833.

1871/1901: the population growth rate falls to 2.9%

1901/1986: demographic growth stalls to the point that in 1986 the population number was the same as in 1901. Many Islanders migrated from the Islands. Some of them volunteered with British forces in both world conflicts

1986/2011: Following the conflict between Argentina and Britain, population starts to grow again but at a 1.4% rate. Numbers went from 2.091 to 2.840.

PD It is not known whether the Argentine team appealed to the abundant information from the Falklands' censuses and statistics.

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1 gordo1 (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 07:00 am Report abuse
2 Skip (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 07:27 am Report abuse
Interesting that the Falkland Islands have the same age structure as China.
3 CapiTrollism_is_back!! (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 07:32 am Report abuse
The UK is “ extremely frustrated” Ecuador refuses to dialogue.

Hahaha, well talk about Karma. Of course, the UK has nothing to negotiate with Argentina in the Falklands, but neither does Ecuador have anything to negotiate with the UK. As far is that matter is concerned, it is settled. Assange made it to the Ecuadorian Embassy and that's the end of the story. Nothing to negotiate and they can shout and scream in Quito all day... cased closed.
4 downunder (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 08:06 am Report abuse
“According to the data managed by the UNL team, 55% of the Islands population out of 2.840, are Islanders, that is they were born in the Malvinas and have full Falklands' status, with all the benefits that implies.”

A team from an Argentine university acknowledges that the Falkland Islanders have 'status'. Not a bunch of usurping squatters any more?
5 HansNiesund (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 10:25 am Report abuse
Peretti's team seem to have done a decent job, but what if any has been their relationship to the FIG if the Argentine Ministry of Culture is involved?

@3 Tobi.

Wrong thread. Let me help. The fugitive rapist bail jumper thread is here:
6 The Voice (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 10:57 am Report abuse
It would be interesting if these guys did a similar study on their own country. They could then determine how many pure Indians are left and how many have interbred as a preparatory move to handing their lands back.
7 Conqueror (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 11:03 am Report abuse
@3. Relevance to this article? But you're right about one thing. The case is indeed closed. Assange can step out of Ecuador's flat any time he likes. To be arrested and tossed in a police cell. Decisions will then have to be made. Should he be promptly extradited to Sweden? In that case, will Sweden undertake to add a year to any sentence to take account of the penalties for breach of bail OR will Sweden undertake to return him to the UK at the appropriate time so that he can serve 12 months here?
8 chronic (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 11:23 am Report abuse
Julian is headed for extraordinary rendition.

9 ChrisR (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 11:27 am Report abuse
“PD [PS?] It is not known whether the Argentine team appealed to the abundant information from the Falklands' censuses and statistics.”

And they are argies from the old government.

Can they be trusted? Do bears shit in the woods? Does TMBOA continue to scream her head off because “the working man” voted against her glorious regime?

Ha, ha, ha.
10 Caledon (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 11:47 am Report abuse
I'm led to believe an ageing population is something occurring in most developed nations.
So the point of all this is ?
11 Think (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 11:59 am Report abuse

Article says...:
”In Malvinas where there are 15 Philippines that arrived to the Islands because they contacted via social networks and now they are wives or fiancées“.

I say...:
Fresh & juicy mail order brides from the Philippines, huhhhh...?
Can't blame me male Kelper mates...!
The local breed of females has evolved in a quite unpalatable acquaintance...
12 Klingon (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 12:05 pm Report abuse
@11 Yep, even those old men there are tired of eating sea urchin!

The family tree's there are just a mass of intertwined roots.
13 Roger Lorton (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 12:18 pm Report abuse
Still a racist then Think?
14 ChrisR (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 12:32 pm Report abuse
@ 12 Klingon
“The family tree's there are just a mass of intertwined roots.”

Well spotted, isn't this what keeps a population healthy?

Well, compared to the interbreeding of the Peronista and La Camping It Up scum of the old argies it is!
15 Think (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 12:57 pm Report abuse
(13) Dear Mr. Lorton

If prefering a sweet, little, soft mannered Southern Asian lady to a gross overwheighted, precision frying pan throwing, South Atlantic Engrish ditto is racism....................................................., then you may call me a racist.
16 HansNiesund (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 01:05 pm Report abuse

and there we have it, straight from the horse's mouth with some good old fashioned misogyny bringing up the rear
17 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 01:13 pm Report abuse
“ .....experts from a university in Santa Fe province..”

I think we have in the past observed the habitually flawed assessments of Argentine “experts” -- whether it's in matters of imagination concerning nearby countries or the fundamentals of running the economy of their own.
18 Think (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 01:16 pm Report abuse
(16) Dear Mr. Niesund (Master turnip in all things Argentinean, quite sensible in most other matters)

Misoginist...? Me...?
Self-preservationist... would be a more fitting term...
19 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 01:54 pm Report abuse
@16 Horse's mouth? Or donkey's arse?
20 Think (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 02:30 pm Report abuse
Well, well, well...

From the comments of the above Anglos...:
1) A retired Engrish copper residing in Thailand at (13)...
2) An Engrish born, Engrish resident at (16)...
3) An Engrish turnip residing in Argentinean Patagonia...
... One could infer that them 15 Kelpers that recentlly bought them fifteen Filipino mail order brides are a bunch of racists, misogynists and donkey's arses...
21 The Voice (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 03:14 pm Report abuse
The Spaniards in Argyland imported doe eyed Iti beauties from the Med, but as ever too much spaghetti soon turns them into flacid wrinkly skinned blobs who continually screech at their menfolk.

I remember a certain recent Arg leader just like that…

Thinks life is not a happy one.
22 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 03:25 pm Report abuse
Tink, be reminded at Martí isn't English. Not that you could distinguish between English and Martian, nor right from wrong.
23 Think (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 04:18 pm Report abuse
Anglo turnip at (22)
Suuuuuuuuuuuure, my dear Goddam...
Més gros i més pelut Engrishman by the minute...
24 Conqueror (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 04:48 pm Report abuse
Anybody want to judge an argie assertion? Bunch of uneducated wurzels! Any properly educated UK scientists? Toss all argie crap in the ocean. End of story!
25 Captainsilver (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 05:09 pm Report abuse
Bahahahaha, the most famous Argy birds…

I Think the first one was a prossy

The second was a screeching botoxed hag

I Think the third was a big girls blouse with a Scotch accent…
26 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 08:19 pm Report abuse
@23 Tink as ever, the true argento Unable to deal with the facts and the truth, his only exercise in jumping to false conclusions. Next question.
27 Briton (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 08:40 pm Report abuse
Argentina would just use this rubbish as an excuse to demand that THEY re-populate the
28 Skip (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 09:08 pm Report abuse
Harder to claim they're English squatters when they don't all come from England.

Easy to see why Think is annoyed. It's 2016 and the Falkland Islanders have shown yet again that they don't actually need Argentina for anything...... even migrants.
29 Pete Bog (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 10:24 pm Report abuse
In my opinion it is encouraging that some Argentines have taken their heads out of the sand and realise that the Islanders are not all implanted, (implanting clearly implying that they are ALL transported from the UK, with none born in the Islands whatsoever). But there is this reference to an aging population, as if no one is ever going to have children in the Islands again.

They are doing some demographic research that appears more scientific than the usual dogmatic/political/indoctrinal shite spewed from peronist politicians.

The trend in the UK, excepting immigration figures, is also toward an ageing population and @2 Skip points out that China have a massive ageing problem.

As the Islands have been used to a low population density for a long time it is hardly going to spell doom for the Islands, especially as just like the past few hundred years migrants to the Islands will marry and have children, not of a wholly British origin.

I'm glad these researchers clocked the contribution that Union Jack Hayward made for the old folks at the QEMH.

I can't help feeling that their assertion that the fertility rate they calculate as low is a load of crap, it may be that people do not want to have huge families for practical and economic reasons, and if the housing stock increases at a gradual rate, why cause difficulties by having lots of children that might have to migrate from the islands?

The Islands are relatively prosperous because their income sustains the population. If that expands too fast it will affect everyone's standard of living.

It's still comparatively a small population that isn't going to explode overnight.

How difficult is that to work out?
30 downunder (#) Feb 06th, 2016 - 11:30 pm Report abuse
29# “I can't help feeling that their assertion that the fertility rate they calculate as low is a load of crap, ...”

Dealing with Argentines here, there is always going to be a self-serving dimension to any research/commentary/initiatives concerning the Falkland Islands.
31 Skip (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 07:51 am Report abuse
Getting harder and harder for those Argentineans (especially those that believe race is paramount in nationality) to claim that Falkland Islanders are in-bred or just English immigrants when there are Eurasian kids running around.

About 10% of Aussies are now Asian. Some probably arrived in the 'mail'. It's why we have such great restaurants and Aussie Rules players such as Mathew Stokes who is a mix of Indigenous Australian (Larrakia), Filipino and Spanish.
32 Redrow (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 09:18 am Report abuse
Having smaller families is a sign of economic development and of moving away from religious superstition. That Latin countries don't yet understand that is their loss.
33 Think (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 10:32 am Report abuse

Ooooold Engrish news...:
... ” The (Malvinas 2012) census also reveals an existential challenge: the islands' population has not grown since the last survey in 2006.
There are only 2,563 residents after civilian contractors and British military personnel and their dependents are excluded.
The population is aging rapidly, too, with the ranks of people older than 65 increasing by 14% in the last six years.”

Poster Redrow at (32) is absolutely right when he says...;
“Having smaller families is a sign of economic development and of moving away from religious superstition.”
A more than valid proposition for most of our overcrowded planet...,.
But a sure death sentence for that little Engrish Squatter Enclave in them windblown South Atlantic Malvinas Islands... no matter how many “*”religious superstitious“*” Filipina or Latina mail order brides they buy...
34 Captainsilver (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 11:09 am Report abuse
Its the same in all advanced countries Think. Do try to keep up.
35 Skip (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 12:37 pm Report abuse
What is more surprising?

Is it the lack of movement in population growth in the Falkland Islands since 2006? Or that in that time...... A DECADE.... there has been no movement in.......

Argentina's sovereignty claim.

I mean THINK about that.

An entire decade.

And all those nails.
In all those coffins (or is it just one coffin?).

The Falkland Islanders may indeed be having less children..... but it could be worse!

The ones they are having could be Argentinean.

But they aren't.
36 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 02:25 pm Report abuse
The experience of the Falklands is a good example of how you don't have to have population growth to enjoy significant improvements in wealth and standards of living. And considering that significant crime in the islands is nearly zero, while the crime rates among the chorro nation of Argentina are up in the clouds, there is something else to be said for a mature population.
37 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 04:44 pm Report abuse
A reassuring (for Argentina) Argentine study of racial purity and racial 'inferiority' - like the 'scientific' studies by the Nazi's.

And yet, how well the Islanders stack up against Think's Argie Supermen?
38 Conqueror (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 04:45 pm Report abuse
@23. Should try to use English, numbnuts. Didn't you notice the rules? Or did you think they didn't apply to you because you're a SoAmbulist? You've been reported as a bit of scum.
@33. I'm sure you'd like to trot out and stick your dick in anything willing. But the chances are that no-one is willing. Why reduce the excellence of their gene pool by including the genes of spanish whores accepting Moorish rubbish. How much did they ask for?
39 Turtle Island (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 05:12 pm Report abuse
I've been saying this for years, How many lawyers, you need the islands? How many engineers ? How many doctors ? young people have no future there, the islands are no more than a nursing home. Argentina must persist with lock , if possible a total blockade , until he dies , the last usurper. Then UK with joy, give the islands.
40 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 06:11 pm Report abuse
39 Paul

Islands need CT Scanner technicians.
41 Briton (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 08:01 pm Report abuse
English please,
42 DerkeBlake (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 08:14 pm Report abuse
@40 Troy

Hi Troy, hope you've had a good winter thus far.

I actually don't think lack of CT scanner technicians is the most pressing problem there at the moment. I expect that the FIG is going to have to bring in Scotland Yard and possibly some reinforcements for a crackdown, as there is a very unnerving crime-wave going on in Stanley.

The Falklands police have released an official statement and subsequent warning to the would-be perpetrator(s). It appears that someone has been finding lost golf balls on the golf course and clandestinely offering them for resale (I actually wasn't aware that lost balls are considered to remain the property of the original owner; but apparently such is the case).

Can you imagine living in such a dangerous, crime-infested community. I honestly don't know how the poor souls do it.

If only we could all be so cursed.

43 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 09:05 pm Report abuse
43 Derke

In view of the number of lost balls being a problem and resulting black market, it might be appropriate for somebody to give a puck and hold a hockey clinic for the Islanders.

They have already displayed their abilities.
44 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 07th, 2016 - 09:07 pm Report abuse
@39 turtle, sos argento y boludo

Actually turtle and axel are excellent examples of the intellectual elite of Argentina.
45 Roger Lorton (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 12:20 am Report abuse
Think - if you are hoping that the Falklands population will die out, I suspect you'll be waiting a very long time ...... and all it takes is one. Self-determination is not limited by numbers.
46 Marcos Alejandro (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 03:54 am Report abuse
45 Roger
”and all it takes is one..sheep?
47 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 04:01 am Report abuse
45 Roger

Think Vestige Voice don't believe anything they say. We all know that. He's a creep.
48 Skip (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 07:01 am Report abuse
Doesn't matter what Think, Voice, Vestige or Johnny come lately Marcos..... they are powerless to influence.

That's why, year after year, they try to twist and turn ever tiny skerrick of news to Argentina's benefit or advantage...... and still nothing changes.
49 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 07:22 am Report abuse
Marcos never had an original thought that hadn't been uttered by other Trolls far earlier.

He never made a statement he didn't run from.
50 sceptic64 (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 10:10 am Report abuse
Why didn't they just read this from the census?

Under 15: 18% (UK: 17%, Argentina 25%)
15-30: 18% (UK: c.17%, Argentina c. 20%)
Over 65: 17% (UK: 17%, Argentina 11.5%)

Not really much variance with the UK there, although Argentina is younger. This reflects a trend seen across developed countries. It doesn't mean much.
51 Turtle Island (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 01:16 pm Report abuse
#44 I'm an is not going to change things. Still they do not answer my question. How many lawyers need the islands?
No young man with ambitions , he knows his future are not islands . Maybe someday when I grow up and have made your dreams in another horizon , return to the islands to live his last years with his pension. As I said, the islands are a nursing home .
52 Terence Hill (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 03:33 pm Report abuse
39 Turtle Island “…Argentina must persist with lock , if possible a total blockade…”
Argentina was committed to full implementation of the resolution, as it was committed to multilateralism in settling disputes between States. The embargo was a violation of international law. In its own law 24871, Argentina proclaimed the absolute inapplicability of foreign laws that generated extraterritorial effects with the aim of bringing about regime change or that affected another State’s right to self-determination, among other things. It was unconscionable that despite clear international opposition to the embargo, it persisted … MARIA LUIZA RIBEIRO VIOTTI ( Brazil), speaking on behalf of Southern Common Market .. MERCOSUR showed respect for the sovereignty of States and for international law, and it viewed that the embargo ran contrary to the principles of the Unite Nations Charter and international law. In particular, she said, it violated the principle of non-interference in the affairs of other States. The embargo also ran contrary to the principles of justice and human rights, limited and delayed social and economic progress and inhibited the achievement of the Millennium Goals and other development targets.
MERCOSUR therefore regretted the fact that the unilaterally imposed embargo continued unabated, she said. MERCOSUR rejected, in principle, all unilateral and extra-territorial measures, which caused harm to peoples and obstructed regional integration. … Indeed, she concluded, the embargo was “no more than an example of obsolete policies which have no place in today’s world.”
53 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 04:02 pm Report abuse
Well done Terence.

Argentina = hypocrisy!
54 Think (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 04:48 pm Report abuse
(46) Ché bostero...
Some light in this dark Macri times...:
08/11/15...: Rosario 3 - Boca 1
21/01/16...: Racing 4 - Boca 2
24/01/16...: RIVER 1 - Boca 0
28/01/16...: Estudiantes 2 - Boca 0
31/01/16...: RIVER 1 - Boca 0
07/02/16...: Temperley 0 - Boca 0
55 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 07:14 pm Report abuse
Tink, winner once again of the coveted Non Sequitur Award.
56 Briton (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 07:48 pm Report abuse
Hot summers night,
sweet music in the air, wine is flowing,

excitement is growing,
And hey presto=an increase in the population begins.
just a sweet sounding thought..
57 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 08:18 pm Report abuse
@56 Islands Haiku

Freezing summer night
Shrieking wind; can't hear music
Wine is still frozen
58 Think (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 10:24 pm Report abuse

After all those good news... (Huuuuuuuuuuge oil discoveries..., mergers..., reverse mergers..., etc, etc, etc...) we have heard about that new Engrish Pirate Oil Province in the South Atlantic..., I THINK it is time to take a look to the latest market price evolution of them Anglo Oil Companies that should have insured the economic stability of that constricted and dwindling Engrish Squatter population of the Malvinas Islands...:

My last check........, about 3 months ago...:
Premier Oil...: 77.65 pennies...
Despire Petroleum...: Defunct...
Rockflopper Exploitation...: 35 pennies...
Falkland Oil? & Gaaaaas...: 10 pennies...
B&S (Bullllllllll &Shiat)...: 1.98 pennies...
Arghhhhos Resources...: 6.25 pennies...

Premier Oil...: 31.00 pennies...
Despire Petroleum...: Defunct...
Rockflopper Exploitation...: 28.50 pennies...
Falkland Oil? & Gaaaaas...: Defunct...
B&S (Bullllllllll & Shiat)..: 2.22 pennies.. (I'm shareholder!.. bought at ~90p :-(
Arghhhhos Resources...: 5.50 pennies...

Imploding it is, indeed, that South Atlantic Pirate Mississippi Bubble...
Chuckle chuckle
59 Vestige (#) Feb 08th, 2016 - 10:33 pm Report abuse
48 - Speak of the devil and he shall appear.

Yes its true I'm powerless to influence. I just pop in the odd time to correct the occasional delusion of grandeur.

Then I return to my (proper and not wasted) life in a modern city filled with amenities and choices .

Incidentally, Argentina is growing by roughly 1% (iirc) - I'd explain what that means in theory but some would only take it as a threat and reason to tell me about nuclear missiles and/or Kristina.
60 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 12:55 am Report abuse
@59 yes, that is correct. Argentina's population is growing about one percent a year as a result of the phenomenal fecundity of 14 year-olds who will probably never finish secondary school or know what anything but horizontal employment can be.
61 Hepatia (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 01:02 am Report abuse
The UK will return the Malvinas within 25 years.
62 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 03:15 am Report abuse
You're sick, hepathetic. You really should seek professional help.
63 gordo1 (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 06:12 am Report abuse

By know you really should be yellow!
64 Englander (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 08:47 am Report abuse
All the Islanders have to do is relax their immigration criteria for true Brits, build a bit more infrastructure and within reason, they could get any level of population increase they desired.
65 Skip (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 09:07 am Report abuse

Not only do you not influence.

But you don't correct either.

Congratulation on living in a modern city. As an urban design student, in the future it will be people like me that will be helping to dictate those “amenities and choices” you enjoy.
66 Lord Lucan (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 03:41 pm Report abuse
FI's great hideout, I'm recommending my pal Julian to come and join me if he can get out, this place is on the up!
67 Pete Bog (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 03:46 pm Report abuse

“Argentina must persist with lock , if possible a total blockade ”

You need to awaken from your fantasy dream into reality.

1/-You may nor have noticed but most of your navy doesn't work, so is your blockade to be formed of rowing boats or the kind of shipwreck that fatman sent over?
2/-You may need to be informed that any blockade could soon be blown to kingdom come by Astute class submarines-do you really wish your people to feed the fishes?

“How many lawyers, you need the islands? How many engineers ? How many doctors”

Because you are a village idiot with about two functioning brain cells, you do not realise there are many occupations in the Islands (including Vets, teachers etc) that Islanders can fill because they get sent to UK UNIVERSITIES FOR FREE and return to the Islands.

Just imagine what a mess the Islanders would be in if they sent their youngsters to INFERIOR Argentine universities.

“young people have no future there”

Like most Argentines, you have your ass firmly planted in the 19th century, that's why your country is so backward, much more so than the Falkland Islands.

But I'll give you some credit, 30 to 40 years ago when the Falklands economy was almost solely linked to producing wool, many young Islanders did emigrate, so in that sense at least you are only stuck in the 20th century.

However, you have failed to notice that since 1982, Islanders have become pilots, teachers, vets and there has been a Falkland Island lawyer for at least 30-40 years. There are also engineers and all manner of trades filled by Islanders who have trained in the UK.

Because you have a very simple idea of what actually happens in the islands linked to your simple education system, it shows you up to be the simple village idiot.

A major Argentine flaw is the inability to perform any type of research which you demonstrate admirably.
68 Think (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 04:30 pm Report abuse
(66) Ex Lord Lucan
So, there you have bee aa these years, you old geezer...
Got some new glasses...? ;--)

TWIMC (ll)
After all those good news we have heard lately about that new Engrish Pirate Oil Province in the South Atlantic... (Huuuuuuuuuuge oil discoveries..., mergers..., reverse mergers..., etc, etc, etc...), I THINK it is time to keep a vigilant eye on the market price evolution of them Anglo Oil Companies that should have insured the economic stability of that constricted and dwindling Engrish Squatter population of the Malvinas Islands...:

Premier Oil...: 31.00 pennies...
Despire Petroleum...: Defunct...
Rockflopper Exploitation...: 28.50 pennies...
Falkland Oil? & Gaaaaas...: Defunct...
B&S (Bullllllllll & Shiat)..: 2.22 pennies.. (I'm shareholder!.. bought at ~90p :-(
Arghhhhos Resources...: 5.50 pennies...

Premier Oil...: 28.40 pennies... Down 8%
Despire Petroleum...: Defunct...
Rockflopper Exploitation...: 27.50 pennies... Down 3.1%
Falkland Oil? & Gaaaaas...: Defunct...
B&S (Bullllllllll & Shiat)..: 2.17 pennies... Down...2.24%
Arghhhhos Resources...: 5.00 pennies... Down 9%

Imploding it is, indeed, that South Atlantic Pirate Mississippi Bubble...
Chuckle chuckle
69 Lord Lucan (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 05:16 pm Report abuse
No Mr Think, I don't need glasses. Because I am officially dead, they cant touch me so I have reappeared. I'm in the haunting game these days.

Folklore has it that you are dead too (hmm.. or was that just decrepit?)
70 Think (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 05:33 pm Report abuse
Haunting in Malvinas, huhhhhhhhhh?
Hawe you seen marine Alan Addis by any chance?
Folklore has it that he's still haunting in them windblown Islands....
71 Lord Lucan (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 06:03 pm Report abuse
70. I Think its Allan Aldiss you are meaning? Do you like a good spanking then? I know a few people in your nick of the woods that would willingly oblige… :-)
72 Think (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 06:16 pm Report abuse
Nope it is Alan Addis i'm looking for... for sure...
But if you still are into bludgeoning people, you should try to contact Mme. Isolde on them Islands...
As far as I remember she was into some heavy shiat....
73 Lord Lucan (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 06:35 pm Report abuse
Not guilty Mr Think, the butler did it. I am quite sure you meant Allan Aldiss, he's obviously right up your (latin) street, or are you into branch weilding sado masochism, scandinavian style? Not much else to do in Patagonia?
74 Think (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 06:54 pm Report abuse
Alan Addis it is...
Straight hetero... 19 years... Seen him..?
75 Lord Lucan (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 07:21 pm Report abuse
Maybe, maybe not. Must be careful not to incriminate anyone for perverting tbe course of justice. ;-) I was a fugitive before I was declared dead. :-)
76 Briton (#) Feb 09th, 2016 - 07:46 pm Report abuse
The trouble with the Argentinian government,
is that it is jealous and envious of the success of the islands full stop.
77 lsolde (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 10:50 am Report abuse
Are you spreading stories about me, slimebag, er l mean Think?
Just what exactly is “heavy shiat?”
Something you would like to do, but can't find a willing partner, perhaps?
l thought that you might have matured by now, but no.
And you still will never get your thieving paws on the Falklands.
Hepatia-just go away, you silly little creature.
78 Islander1 (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 11:17 am Report abuse
Think and others,
Do please ask these 2 “experts” -= How do they explain:

Our Schools are struggling to cope with ever increasing numbers of children,
and being expanded or planning now for expansion.

New Houses are being built- and occupied as fast as they are built - and there is still a waiting list for housing. STanley is still expanding as fast as it can.

New Power Station planned to cope with bigger Stanley. Oh and people are still living on the farms- camp population now steadied- with more families and small kids than say 15yrs ago.

Maybe they forgot to count all the youngsters away at College and University etc?

The 2012 census was a bit of a b-up. several families were away and not received forms and others here never got the forms!
But some of our civil servants -just like yours - can never admit the b-d up a bit!
79 Think (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 02:37 pm Report abuse
(77) Isolde, my dahling Malvinas lamb...
Try not to be so one track minded, babykins...
I would never “sperad stories” about your, honeybunch...

I just thought that you would be interested in meeting an “officially deceased” person like poster (71)...: Lord Lucan of Malvinas... because of all that “heavy Ju-Ju shiat” you like so much, remember...?
And, in case he should try some of his old tricks on you, I trust you would “officially decease” him again with any of all those “heavy weapon shiat” you keep around your house...;-)

Yours truly
El Think

(78) Islander1
You say...:
“The 2012 census was a bit of a b-up. several families were away and not received forms and others here never got the forms!
But some of our civil servants -just like yours - can never admit the b-d up a bit!”
I say...:
We'll have to wait for the 2016 census then...
Chuckle, chuckle...
80 Vestige (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 03:19 pm Report abuse
65 - urban design student. allow me to 'correct' your name to 'Anglotina'.

Very monarchist of you btw, changing name just like the saxe-cobug-gotha cartel.

What 'amenities' do you see foresee for the isles which might make any poor soul living...nae....surviving...there not constantly desire an escape back to reality ?
81 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 03:49 pm Report abuse
@80 The difference between the crime rates in Argentistan (massive) and the crime rates in the Falklands (essentially nonexistent) are among the things that the residents appreciate. And that is just a start.

The climatic conditions on the estancias in eastern Tierra del Fuego are not unlike those in the Falklands. Of course, some of the Tierra del Fuego estancias were originally run by the good folks from the Falklands who by and large were made of more solid British stuff than the argentos, hence their ability to more completely enjoy the islands.
82 Vestige (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 04:44 pm Report abuse
Well crime is kind of difficult when you're in a hamlet.
What are you going to rob - a sheep ?
Who are you going to mug - your cousin/girlfriend ?
Where will you spend your ill gotten gains in any case.
(a)the pub (b)the tuck shop (c)the airport.

Correct answer is (c). Any destination. One way.
83 Think (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 05:02 pm Report abuse
(82) Vestige...

Last murder in my nearest town (on the Argentinean side, 1,500 inhabitants) was in the early seventies...
Two drunks, two knives, one woman...
They arrested the survivor immediatly and he has done his time...

Last murder in Malvinas was in 1980...
Four cowards against one young lad...
They never got nobody...
84 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 06:38 pm Report abuse
Tiny towns with mud shacks and bosta for floors are hardly what the national stats are made of. Nice try, though.

Robbery rate in Argentina: more than double the already very high regional average. Often robbery with violence.

Robbery rate in Argentina is the highest in the entire western hemisphere.

Between 2013 and 2014 the murder rate in Bs As province went up 21 percent.
85 Think (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 07:09 pm Report abuse
Anglo turnip at (84)

Any links to substantiate your above turnipy asseverations...?
Or do you want us to take your “Anglo Word” for it...?
86 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 09:11 pm Report abuse
Thinky Turnip @85

Get real - as a 'man in the street' you should know this is true.

But... it's another distraction.
87 Islander1 (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 09:17 pm Report abuse
Your CommentThink- I totally agree - lets wait until the next census - and hope the civil servants can do it for everyone this time - and learn to count!
88 Think (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 09:19 pm Report abuse
Out of context but....
All me respect to that beautiful young English lady from Oxfordshire...
Mary Cameron...
89 Vestige (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 09:33 pm Report abuse
Wassup Think.

87 - No doubt itll be organized so that all the seasonal survivors fly in, sign the line, and quickly head home again.
Id like to see the average day total population.
Guestimate 2000.
90 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 10:02 pm Report abuse
Not only the above, but it's even worse. Podés gogglear, igual que los demás :

“Homicides in greater Rosario jumped to 264 last year from 124 in 2010, according to official statistics compiled by the University of Rosario. Chicago had 415 murders last year, making it the deadliest city in the U.S. Rosario’s homicide rate of 22 per 100,000 in 2012 was quadruple the rate in Buenos Aires at 5.5 per 100,000, according to Supreme Court data.”

“....United Nations report on crime in Latin America, Argentina's robbery rate is 41 percent higher than even Mexico's, which comes in second.....”
91 Think (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 10:07 pm Report abuse
Anglo Turnip at (90)
No links then.... just your word(s)....
92 Lord Lucan (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 10:27 pm Report abuse
As you are down to Allan Aldiss Think and what with the trouble you are having down South Billy Connely has the ideal solution for you
The one eyed git and Rocca have invested in these and it has changed their lives. - I mean deaths!
Toodle pip!
93 Skip (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 10:50 pm Report abuse
Yes, Vestige I am a constitutional monarchist. I'm proud of how stable that system has worked for my country. You refuse to say where you are from but that is your right. I doubt it has been a stable and continuous democracy for as long as my country - few have.

Also I never made a secret of changing my username on here. Did you just realise it? But slow off the mark but then again, no surprise because you usually are. I mean it's been at least a year or more I reckon.

Neither am I racist about my Queen's German ancestry. Unsure why people like you are. Isn't the Dutch Queen from Argentina? And my ancestors were Spanish and Danish. Indeed does that make me royalty because my Danish ancestors changed their surname from Njelson to Nelson? (Did I just give away my surname?)

As for urban living. Not everyone wishes to live in an urban setting like you seem to enjoy. I know for people such as yourself that different ideas and preferences are a difficult concept to accept. But they do exist and it seems the Falkland Islanders are happy with their rural idyllic.

Reality is not just cities. What a narrow perspective you possess.

If Islander craves a more urbanised lifestyle then they could move to Argentina I guess (they seem to get residency easily enough). The opposite isn't so easy thankfully. Guess Argentineans can head to Chubut for their rural idyllic but rarely to The Falklands.

However if Falkland Islanders value their life savings and personal safety then they could always move to the many cities of the UK mainland.
94 Think (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 11:12 pm Report abuse
(93) Skippy
Njelson Danish ancestry...???
Sounds more like Norwegian under the 400-years night...
95 Monty69 (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 11:43 pm Report abuse
51 Turtle Island
'' No young man with ambitions , he knows his future are not islands . ''
Our Senior Crown Counsel is an islander, and a woman. You pathetic dinosaur. Which century are you living in?
96 lsolde (#) Feb 10th, 2016 - 11:57 pm Report abuse
The 18th?
97 Think (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 12:04 am Report abuse
(95) Monty96

Since when is Ardrishaig in Malvinas?
98 Skip (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 12:06 am Report abuse
I'm happy to add Norwegian into the mix.


The more the merrier. I'm not racist.
99 Think (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 12:09 am Report abuse
Scandilatino then
100 Monty69 (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 12:14 am Report abuse
97 Think
Law Commissioner. I stand corrected. I have been away for a while.
101 Think (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 12:16 am Report abuse
(100) Monty96
No sweat...
102 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 01:42 am Report abuse
Racist Vestige is at pains to insult or denigrate others according to their ethnicity.

That expected reaction amounted to nothing - LOL fail boy !!
103 VoiceOver (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 02:20 am Report abuse
“Peretti mentioned that Falklands ... with a population below 3.000, there are people from sixty different countries.”

Proving that the Falkland Islanders are not an implanted British population.

“Peretti admits that for a population of 2.000, Stanley is well equipped, “it has the services of a major city: a good hospital, old age pensioners homes in the same block, post office, bank and even a weekly, Penguin News.”

In Argentina it takes apopulation of 100,000 or more to reach a much lower standard. In eg. Mendoza you need an excellent health to survive the main hospital. Anyone who can, attends a private hospital like Hospital Español in Godoy Cruz or Hospital Privado in Av. Mitre, Mendoza.

“According to UNL team data, 55% of the ... population ... are” Falkland Islanders.

”there are 18 Argentines living in the Islands“, disproving the crap different liars of the Malvinista 3-synapses group are telling us.
104 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 03:07 am Report abuse
@103 And about 200 chilenos living there. If there is one thing about chilenos, it's their unwillingness to let the argentos steal any more territory. Could be a significant ally for the islanders in the future. Just as in the past.
105 SebaSvtz (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 01:00 pm Report abuse
Interesting work and numbers.

The Falklands seem lovely and very well managed. But I also hope they don´t let that environment to be ruined by overpopulation that may be driven by oil industry.

I wish I could move in the Falklands. I would love to live in a small cabin in a remote, isolated eastern part. With nobody around. That would be my retirement plan.

I will actually send an inquiry to the FIG to see if I can buy some small piece of land there.
106 Think (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 03:08 pm Report abuse
In my post (83) I said...:
“Last murder in Malvinas was in 1980...
Four cowards against one young lad...
They never got nobody...

Well......... I was waiting for some Kelpers as Monty96 or Islander1 to correct me..., as they usually do when I make the slightest mistake about them Malvinas but...

.... Aparently everybody has forgotten that just some months after the coward murdering of Royal Marine Alan Addis, a Pom was murdered by that Chilean guy..., remember...?
Or... does the name Leonard Minto slitting the throat of his wife in front of their kid in 1981 ring any bells?

And don't get me started about all them old “uncles” teaching the reality of life to all them young lasses... Nearly as bad as Pitcairn...

Dangerous place them windblown Islands in the early eighties indeed....
“Crime free” my left foot...
No wonder that they are, today, the heaviest policed place in the world per capita...

El Think...
107 VoiceOver (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 03:12 pm Report abuse
The UK will return the Malvinas within 25 years.
The Malvinistas will return France to Norway within 25 years.
France will return Norway to Italy within 25 years.
Norway will return Etiopia to Malaysia within 25 years.
Jesus will return to Mars within 25 years.
McDonald will return a Big Mac to a Macintosh within 25 years.

All predictions which have 0.000% chance of coming true.
108 Vestige (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 03:36 pm Report abuse
How about the isles will remain stagnant, mostly frozen in time, for another 25 years.

Meanwhile life in a growing Argentina, and the rest of the real world, will move on at a steady pace, giving little notice.

Wasted lives, dying on the vine.
109 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 04:33 pm Report abuse
@108 “How about the isles will remain stagnant, mostly frozen in time, for another 25 years”

The amply demonstrated argento capacity for self-delusion and failure will endure and blossom for the next 200 years.
110 Lord Lucan (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 05:03 pm Report abuse
Think! Still fantasising about Allan Aldiss?

Your predilections are now fully on show. You have already revealed licking and sniffing. You can get locked up for that!
111 Vestige (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 07:12 pm Report abuse
Yeah but during that 200 years that delusion will take place in a livable setting with more options than your aunt, a sheep or tumbleweed watching.
112 Think (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 07:27 pm Report abuse
Sorry Vestige..., no tumbleweed in Malvinas...
113 Briton (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 08:26 pm Report abuse
,predilections, predilections , predilections
trouble IS some actually come true,
like the following,

the Falkland's will still be British in 25/50/100 years time.
114 Monty69 (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 09:09 pm Report abuse
106 Think

I just can't be bothered.
They haven't 'got anybody yet' for the guy who disappeared off the Indomitable in Mare Harbour either. Nor will they. He probably fell off the boat, and he was never found, and that was a busy harbour, not 50 miles of empty coastline.
My guess is that there will be nothing more said about Marine Addis.
115 The Voice (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 09:18 pm Report abuse
Think, ever heard of Monsoon Malabar coffee, best coffee in the world. A product of the British Empire and the long sea voyages of green coffee beans. SA has no equivalent. Failed again, stick to that stink in a pot.
116 lsolde (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 09:28 pm Report abuse
Good old Think & other malvinistas,
So predictable.
Very childish reasoning, Think & others.
“We will never be able to conquer your land, so its not worth having”
e.g. Vestige @ 108.
Yes Think, we are so crime-ridden that l dare not go out side from my house.
l might be assaulted by a drug-crazed killer! NOT.
We are not talking about BsAs here! lol
Dream on.
117 Englander (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 09:35 pm Report abuse
Argentina made no progress under the hateful Kirchner dynasty.
And now that we have a far more reasonable and pragmatic Argentine Govt, the Falkland Islanders can look forward to more years of peace and security.
Let's be honest, nothing's gonna change, especially not now.
118 Think (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 09:52 pm Report abuse
(114) Monty96
You say...:
“My guess is that there will be nothing more said about Marine Addis.”
I say...:
Who knows...
The Islands' Omertà is strong but...

(116) Isolde
You say...:
“Yes Think, we are so crime-ridden that l dare not go out side from my house.”
I say...:
Not anymore dahling...
Thanks to the heavy policing by the Colonial Power...
119 Captainsilver (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 09:57 pm Report abuse
108 Vestige, the only stagnant places in the South Atlantic are your stinking villas, Cardboard and corrugated shacks, stinking pools of sewage, desperate people out collecting cardboard and plastic to eke a living in a lawless dump. Indian and Kenyan shantys are better places. Peronism caused this but the blind Kichnerites like yourself cannot see it. Thats why you will continue to be poor and backward. The Falkland Islands are a wealthy and peaceful paradise, but how would you know you have never been there!
120 Vestige (#) Feb 11th, 2016 - 10:38 pm Report abuse
119 - google earth is your enemy.
121 Roger Lorton (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 12:01 am Report abuse
There was a death in 1980 Think - but was it murder? Leaping to conclusions again old man?

People falling (or jumping) over the side is hardly unusual. More often than not the cold water gets them. Hadn't realised that you were just an old conspiracy theorist Think.

122 Lord Lucan (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 12:50 am Report abuse
It's Cmdr Allan Aldiss's books, Think is confused. Have a look at his favourite reading matter.. :-))
123 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 12:53 am Report abuse
It has taken a while but I am starting to understand the argento argument associated with this article and the islands

1. Argentos want you to think the worthless windswept islands are unfit for human occupation.
2. Argentos royally bugger everything they touch or just come close to.
3. Therefore the worthless windswept islands unfit for human occupation should be turned over to the argentos so that they can bugger them further.

Something tells me there are flaws in this sort of reasoning, but I just can't quite get my head around it.
124 lsolde (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 09:19 am Report abuse
They say that the Falklands are worthless windswept islands unfit for human occupation because they are unable to steal them.
Sour Grapes?
l'll bet that if the population left, the Argentines would be here with half an hour.
Crowing, chest-thumping & just seeing what they could steal.
lt'd be fun to booby-trap the Post Office though, so they couldn't use it as a toilet.
125 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 10:01 am Report abuse
@124 “lt'd be fun to booby-trap the Post Office though, so they couldn't use it as a toilet.”

Judging by the way filth is distributed here, it would seem that to the argento, the world is his toilet.
126 Jo Bloggs (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 01:36 pm Report abuse
118 LOL

I see you're still at it old boy; albeit with nowhere near the enthusiasm you used to have but I guess age does that to you.

So Marine Addis was murdered was he? Got any evidence?

Your arse must have trouble competing with your mouth. On account of all of the shit that comes out of it.

How many different personas are you using on here at present? 3, 4, perhaps 5? LOL.

BTW, if you bump into the Commander fishing in Chubut or shopping in the Dover Waitrose, tell him I say hi. I miss the old boy.

127 Think (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 02:55 pm Report abuse
(126) Jo Bloggs (VIK)
Let's start from the end...:

1) I miss the Commander too...
A true oldimer gentleman...
I Think his financial losses on the Engrish Pirate Oil Adventure in the South Atlantic were so big that he has wisely chosen to forget all about us...
Speaking about shattered dreams...
How's Puerto Estanley Deep Sea Proyect going...?
Didn't you have some coastal property there that was going to make you filthy rich...?

2) There is only one Think and his enthusiasm is quite constant...

3) About the coward murder of Royal Marine Addis...
Wasn't you..., Mr. Jo Bloggs, that a couple of years ago told us here at Mercopress that the young lad “Got what was coming to him”...?
I could surely link you to that old comment of yours if you don't remember it...
128 Jo Bloggs (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 04:01 pm Report abuse
127 Think

You say the Commander was a true old time gentleman.
I say true old time gentlemen don't boast about their son rogering as many local women as he can whilst on an overseas military posting; and how those actions are improving the gene pool.'

You say the Commander lost his nerve due to investment losses.
I say that makes no sense for such a tough and salty old dog as he.
I say I think you stopped posting in that persona because even you realised how ridiculous you looked.

You say there is only one Think.
I say true but you also post in the name of numerous other personas.

I say have you got any evidence that Marine Addis was murdered.
Then you referred to a post I sent some time ago.
I say have you got any evidence that Marine Addis was murdered.

You say you could surely provide the link.
I say I am sure you could but that says more about what a sad old git you truly are than anything else.
129 Think (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 04:52 pm Report abuse

Your omissions are more interesting than your responses...

1) Evidently,You didn't become filthy rich selling those properties to the Poms...

2) Would you care to share with us, what did you mean when you said that Royal Marine Alan Addis....:“Got what was coming to him”...?
Or maybe it is not proper for a Kelper gentleman to boast about four of his Kelper mates murdering a defenceless young lad...?
130 Pete Bog (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 07:57 pm Report abuse
“Well crime is kind of difficult when you're in a hamlet”

So is it better to live somewhere in the Falklands when the greatest likelihood of having something stolen is when a Johhny Rook lands nearby or get mugged in Argentina in a more populous location?

So in your mind, a tourist would rather go to Argentina and get mugged because there's more people there?
131 Roger Lorton (#) Feb 12th, 2016 - 11:53 pm Report abuse
Have you thought about taking your new found evidence of murder to the British police Think?

They must have missed you when talking to the witnesses.
132 Think (#) Feb 13th, 2016 - 04:08 pm Report abuse
... One doesn't want to end as Johnny Biggs, does one?
133 Marti Llazo (#) Feb 13th, 2016 - 07:16 pm Report abuse
An argento faulting someone else on matters of rampant criminal behaviour.

Now THAT is funny.

Che Tink, podés ver la paja en el ojo ajeno y no la viga en el propio.
134 Pete Bog (#) Feb 14th, 2016 - 02:54 pm Report abuse
... One doesn't want to end as Johnny Biggs, does one?”

Therefore don't go to Argentina on holiday-no murders in Falkland Islands for what, 30 plus years?

At around the same time that Addis disappeared, and Johhny Biggs found in the cookhouse, there was more than one person disappearing in Argentina,about 30,000 I believe.
135 lsolde (#) Feb 14th, 2016 - 09:12 pm Report abuse
@134 Pete Bog,
Think doesn't count the 30,000 because he can't blame them on the British.
He would if he could.
malvinista logic.

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