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Falklands angry with National Geographic; demands apology to the Islands and its people

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Anger has been expressed in the Falkland Islands this week over a letter which was sent to the Argentine Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Rosana Bertone, by a representative of the National Geographic Foundation. The letter, dated February 8, contains an apology for the appearance of the label ‘Falkland Islands’ instead of ‘Malvinas Islands’ on photos published on Instagram, which were taken here. Read full article

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  • Think

    TWIMC...

    Article says...:
    “We will also take the opportunity to remind them of the UN-approved nomenclature...”

    I say...:
    And the UN-approved nomenclature for the Falkland Islands - Islas Malvinas is...?

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse -11
  • Brit Bob

    Written in Spanish, it contains a paragraph which translates as: “National Geographic Society at no moment has wanted to disavow the Argentine claim over the South Atlantic islands territory, including the Malvinas Islands. For that reason we have requested those people who manage that social network to remove such publication and rectify the way in which they refer to those islands in the future, so it is respectful of the clearly defined position of the Argentine government.”

    Claim? Based on what?

    Falklands – Argentina's Inheritance Problem (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/35194694/Falklands_Argentinas_Inheritance_Problem

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse +10
  • tallison46

    There seem to be more and more folks out there that claim to be journalists that really don't have a clue what they're doing.... in all the media

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse +9
  • The Voice

    Argentina chose to defy a binding UN resolution to withdraw its invasion forces from the Falkland Islands in 1982. Please explain why anything defined by the UN should be observed by Argentina?

    After smarting from the drubbing you received regarding your observations on Filipino women on the Falkland Islands you turn up here trying to spread more disinformation. You are just a noxious anti British Nazi Colonialist troll. Get lost.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse +11
  • Islander1

    Think - wrong - UN always correctly officially uses both names to describe the Islands. Correct procedure as there is a dispute(which there is whatever those of us on both sides believe).

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse +13
  • Marti Llazo

    Argentina will henceforth be known as East Chile.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +10
  • Roger Lorton

    UN approved nomenclature Think?

    All you have to do is ask.

    https://falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/un-admin-measure.pdf

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +11
  • Pete Bog

    I guess if National Geographic don't want to continue visiting the Islands, that's their loss. If FIG don't get an apology, National Geographic will have to make do with checking whether the sewers in Ushuaia function yet. They can have tea with Bertone instead.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +8
  • The Voice

    “Argentina will henceforth be known as East Chile”

    LOL Marti! But I am sure Chile wouldnt want such a drag on their economy? And, would have to start making a version of those lady startling statues with smaller dicks!

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +8
  • Think

    TWIMC... ver 1.1

    Article says...:
    “We will also take the opportunity to remind them of the UN-approved nomenclature...”

    I ask (again)..:
    And the UN-approved nomenclature for the Falkland Islands - Islas Malvinas is...?
    F_ _ _ _ _ _ d I _ _ _ _ _ s - I _ _ _ s M _ _ _ _ _ _ s


    Tell me if ya need more help..., Engrishmen...
    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 03:45 pm - Link - Report abuse -13
  • golfcronie

    Get a life Tinkle, you are on here 24/7 Have you nothing better to do.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Don Alberto

    F_ _ _ _ _ _ d I _ _ _ _ _ s - I _ _ _ s M _ _ _ _ _ _ s

    Falkland Islands - Imbecile Argentine Shrinkbrain from Chewbut.

    argentino and ignorante are spelled using the same letters.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +11
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Strange... When I went to Port Stanley a few years back there was a big sign on which was printed “Welcome to the Falkland Islands”. You would think that if they were really called “Islas Malvinas” that the locals would have changed the sign by now.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +14
  • The Voice

    Twinkle's only source of income, trolling on Mercopress, financed by Brook Street.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Marti Llazo

    Argentina will be returned to Uruguay within 25 years.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +8
  • Clyde15

    As I said in another post, the current issue of Nat. Geographic has an article on the Falkland Islands. I could see no mention of the Malevolents anywhere in it.

    Think is just being his usual obnoxious self...ignore it.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    I have provided the official source of the UN approved nomenclature Think. What more do you want?

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Think

    Nope Rodge...
    You provided a link to your own webpage...
    Nothing “Official source of the UN” about it...lad...

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 11:28 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • Roger Lorton

    You get more idiotic as you grow older old man. A copy of the UN's official document is hosted on my website. But you know that. None so blind, etc. etc.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Marti Llazo

    Argentina will henceforth be known as Southeast Paraguay.

    Feb 16th, 2018 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....
    Rodge must be having a baaaaaaad day...
    He is playing the baaaad cop today...
    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Marti Llazo

    The Notional Geomorphic Society has agreed to honour the request to refer to the Chubut province as Aysén Minor.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Quite the contrary Think the Racist - I am playing good cop by giving you the information that you requested. That you are not prepared to look at it, is entirely your problem.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Marti Llazo

    Speaking of South Uruguay, it seems as though another 14 of Reekie and Tinkle's mostly kkkirchnerist friends have been indicted on sundry corruption/misuse of public monies.

    Here's a list of them, if it will help you account for your mates:

    Roberto Baratta, Jorge Omar Mayoral, Jaime Horacio Alvarez, Miguel Angel Larregina, Marta Nilda Perez, Juan Marcelo Vargas, Fernando Jorge Lisse, Hugo Ramon Sanchez, Orlando Marino Taboada Ovejero, Orlando Javier Pastori, Gustavo Alejandro Maza, Claudio Edgardo Masson, Diego Osvaldo Di Lorenzo, and Carina Anahí Mendoza.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 02:56 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Sinibaldi

    Amistad.
    ( third version )

    Un profundo
    silencio se difunde
    en el cuarto con
    el soplo ligero
    del cansado suspiro:
    siento una luz
    rimar suavemente
    cuando el sueño
    regresa pintando
    la imagen de
    una tierna
    colina, veo la
    tristeza en los
    ojos mojados
    de una joven
    mujer...

    Francesco Sinibaldi

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Clyde15

    Haven't a clue as to why you should keep posting this. Seems to have nothing to do with the subject and is in Spanish...in an English language website. Please explain

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • richy1965

    Dispute? What dispute? I'm not aware of a shred of evidence for any historic connection between the Falklands and Argentina. It's a political fantasy, not a dispute. A handful of Spanish sailors were politely moved on from the Islands; whether they sailed to the newly-founded Republic is neither here nor there.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Marti Llazo

    Boludo Sinibaldi has posted his “poetry” crap all around the interwebs. Appears to be Italian, a Led Zeppelin fan, and heavy drug abuser. The sort of thing a good site administrator would quickly delete.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • DemonTree

    Seems harmless enough. He's better than Hepatia's 25 brain cells.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    TWIMC... ver 1.2

    Article says...:
    “We will also take the opportunity to remind them of the UN-approved nomenclature...”

    I ask (again)..:
    Q...: And the UN-approved nomenclature for the Falkland Islands - Islas Malvinas is...?
    A...: Fa _ _ _ _ nd Is _ _ _ ds - Is _ _ as Ma _ _ _ _ as

    Tell me if ya need more help yet..., Engrishmen...
    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • DemonTree

    It's ”Falkland Islands (Malvinas)”, actually.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Gooood boy.....
    You get a tin plate medal....
    You others out there... Take example...;-)

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    And if the National Geographic had any sense those UN terms are what they would have promised to use.They shouldn't be taking sides even if they do want to photograph the Isla de los Estados.

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    The full and official nomenclature is - I repeat - here https://falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/un-admin-measure.pdf

    DT has only laid out the first part (a). There's a (b) and a (c).

    Feb 17th, 2018 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Clyde15

    Think

    See Mr. Lortons post above. Any snide comments on this ?

    Feb 18th, 2018 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • golfcronie

    Tinkle, How much do you get paid per post as I can't fathom why on earth you are on here 24/7, please do tell.

    Feb 18th, 2018 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Marti Llazo

    Wethinks tinkle couldn't pour water out of a boot even if the official nomenclature were printed on the heel.

    Feb 18th, 2018 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • LukeDig

    Dispute? What dispute? I see no evidence, legal or otherwise to prove the Malvinas is not a mere colony of a bullying superpower on territory that never belonged to them.

    Luckily, nothing lasts forever. Some day they will have to return all the lands they stole around the globe.

    Feb 19th, 2018 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    Stolen lands LukeDig? What would they be then? Like Patagonia, you mean?

    I wouldn't hold you breath :-)

    Feb 19th, 2018 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • darragh

    RL

    You have to be fair, LukeDig's always good for a laugh...

    Poor deluded soul, he thinks that the British Empire is still up and running.

    Hey Luke, if you can name one piece of the Earth that is currently connected to the UK that doesn't want to stay connected to the UK and is demanding independence then I'll bow to your greater wisdom...otherwise you will have to bow to mine.

    Feb 19th, 2018 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    Paddy above says...:
    ***“Hey Luke, if you can name one piece of the Earth that is currently connected to the UK that doesn't want to stay connected to the UK and is demanding independence then I'll bow to your greater wisdom...”***

    I say...:
    Bow..., Paddy..., bow...:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akrotiri_and_Dhekelia

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 12:54 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • darragh

    Think

    hahahahahahahahah

    Is that the best that you and your orcs can do? A link to the ten year old ramblings of a discredited communist PM.

    I actually said 'demanding' which sort of implies 'now'.......past tense would be 'demanded'.

    hahahahahahahahahah

    Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • viejopatagon

    Silly children, both Argy and Kelpies. don't you understand that all nations and languages have their own name for other countries and lands? Here is an example: “Germany” in Spanish is “alemania”, in Swedish “Tyskland” and in German “Deutschland.”

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Educate yourself you ignorat Paddy...
    Conserative..., SocialDemocrat..., Communist Cypriots..., all want themloody Engrish out...
    https://newint.org/features/2017/05/01/caught-in-the-middle

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Pete Bog

    “ I see no evidence, legal or otherwise to prove the Malvinas is not a mere colony of a bullying superpower on territory that never belonged to them.”

    That's because you haven't looked. There is plenty of evidence in Mercopress archives, if you haven't understood yet, I guess you never will.


    And you fail to see the irony, that Argentina's approach to the Falkland Islands under the peronists was totally colonialist and beneath the surface may remain so.

    If the Falkland Islands are a colony, why do the UK allow the islands to have a local government that is elected by people that live there?

    Why does the governor no longer have a vote in the Government?

    With a colony, a governor has ultimate control, and the coloniser imposes every law from overseas, and without local influence.

    You have a fake governor who claims in her dreams to administer the Islands and others from TDF without having set foot on the Falkland Islands.

    That is the worst example of 'remote' colonialism, a so called 'governor' that none of the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands want.

    For bullying power, minus the super, look no further than Argentina, specifically when run by peronist governments.

    “Some day they will have to return all the lands they stole around the globe”

    Which ones?

    All the countries occupied by the UK wanting independence have it.

    If you are referring to the Falkland Islands, where were Argentina when the Brits built Jason Town and Fort George on Saunders Island in 1766?

    Where were all the Argentine fishing fleets around the islands from 18th century right through to the 19th?

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Clyde15

    Viejo

    As Dhekalia and Akrotiri are British Sovereign bases, ESTABLISHED BY TREATY, Darragh is quite correct in saying that they have NO desire for independence from the UK.

    They are not BOT's. The agreement in the treaty was that no civilian building or settlements would be permitted.

    If Britain moved out, Russia would soon move in to Akrotiri. As it is, they have facilities in Limassol for refueling naval vessels. The Cypriots are used to Russian money as their “Mafia” launder millions through the country and it is a popular tourist destination.

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • darragh

    Think

    Oooooh...rattled your cage didn't I. You ignorant troll.

    and you post a link to New International...hahahahahahahahaha

    You get funnier with every post

    amadán amaideach d'aois

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Loong

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Clem

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 23rd, 2018 - 04:13 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • darragh

    Hi Clem, just home from school? How's the weather in California??

    Feb 23rd, 2018 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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