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Britain to build airport in mid Atlantic St Helena Island; vital link with Falklands

Friday, July 23rd 2010 - 06:00 UTC
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Britain announced Thursday it had agreed to build an airport on the mid Atlantic island of Saint Helena, which is expected to become a vital link for the Falkland Islands air communications. Read full article

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  • stick up your junta

    :-)

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 06:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    stepping stones .... all the way down the Atlantic to Antartica :-)

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 06:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    I was delighted to see this news in British online papers. The Saint Helenians deserve it.
    But I have concerns based on a couple of points. The last time an airport was to be constructed, it was expected to take 5 years. That is, from 2005 to 2010. By contrast, when it was decided to build RAF Mount Pleasant, it was apparently ready in 1984 or 1985 (accounts differ). Hopefully, the shorter time frame will be applied to Saint Helena's airstrip. In fact, it is to be hoped that the Sainbt Helena Legislative Council will be receptive to the idea of a combined RAF base and civil airport.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 08:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cadfael

    LMAO!!
    This'll give the argies something else to squeal like stuck pigs over!!!
    BRING IT ON!!

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 09:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Still like the idea of aviation and naval facilities in Uruguay, though.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • AMGVVV

    Harrier Uruguay would be nice but I think it'll be dificult at least for the time being. The comunist government we have in Uruguay prefers to be stepped on by the Argies just because they are the same kind of populist government. Not so long ago Uruguayan government rejected an offer from the USA to sign a free trade agreement because our big neighbours (Argentina and Brazil) didn't like the idea... Sad but true.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    I'm glad that the Brits are building this new airport to help the desperate situation of the island. I wonder how expensive everything will cost to supply a few hundreds british citizens living in Malvinas Argentinas, South America, all the way from far far London in Europe.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Should cost a bit marco,but worth every effing penny if it stops you lot getting the Falklands :-)

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    What happen with those powerful nuclear submarine sent all the way from UK?. Did not scare anybody in Argentina and South America.
    They are spending so much taxpayer money in the middle of the worst economic crisis in UK history. My suggestion, use them to transport goods to the islands.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Of course it didn't scare you, Marco. But I haven't seen any reports of the Argentine navy charging around the high seas stopping all and sundry. Yep, you've interfered with one Chilean vessel and, possibly, a number of Uruguayan ones. Thereby branding yourselves as a pain in the butt for your near neighbours. Anyone else's vessels? Nope. Thought not.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Harrier16, Argentina Peaceful means is acomplishing a lot more than british brute power.
    Merco Press
    ”OAS assembly gives full support to Argentina’s Malvinas claim
    The Organization of American States (OAS) ratified support of the Argentine demand to seek dialogue with the United Kingdom in order to find a peaceful and definitive solution to the ‘colonialism situation’ of the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, and South Sandwich and the surrounding maritime areas.

    A declaration presented by Brazil was approved by acclamation in the fortieth OAS General Assembly, which ended Tuesday in Lima, Peru.

    The representatives from Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Chile, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Granada, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Uruguay gave their word to make their support explicit.”

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    The representatives from Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Chile, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Granada, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Uruguay gave their word to make their support explicit

    Well thats it then,better pack up and leave the Falklands to the Argies
    dont want all your great mates ganging up on us

    grow up

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    You will love to have that support, keep dreaming.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    You will love to have that support

    Yes

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    Harrier, instead of using the money in building “empire”, why uk is not inteligent and put the money in improving the VERY BAD SUBWAY in London.
    Brits should learn fron the Swiss. No war in the last 300 years, no sea shore no sea Power. But they live 10 TIMES BETTER THET THE NAZY BRITS.
    Las week I came from a tour in Switzerland, Germany and 2 days in lONDON. tHE SUBWAY SIYSTEM THEY HAVE IN most major cities in Switzerland is really 1 class., yours is 3 class. No AC, no cloth seats, dirty, murky, really sucks.
    Stops those useless imperial dreams, live and let live, idiotics snobish brits

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @harrier61

    “Uno es la Marina de EEUU. ¡Adivine que el otro es!”

    Change your web translator really sucks mate.

    Let me guess Russia?

    Here Royal Navy in action

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IosXz9rNsJw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IosXz9rNsJw

    Seems pretty crappy mate when will you update?
    Ah! You cannot you have to pay the huge debts. Such a shame.

    Brits living in fantasy land

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    @17 You're not very bright are you? Why don't you go live in Switzerland and pay their taxes.
    No imperial dreams. Just an immovable determination that no fourth-rate banana republic is going to harm British people or get their slimy dago hands on British territory.

    @ Nico. I only have two words to say to you. General Belgrano.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Riding the old-fashioned A-line subway to Caballito. They still use the original cars from 1913, so it was all wooden panels and benches with a conductor to open and close the manual doors on our 10 minute trip through time.

    third world my arse

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    @18. Also, I posted 16 with one aim. I achieved my objective.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Nico 18, Very interesting videos about the hight tech Brits.

    Stick upp 20, the train that yopu mentioned above is an historic beatiful train, and tourist and locals alike love to ride it. The London tube is an ugly piece of smelly s...

    Harrier61, Very nice to mentioned The ww2 Belgrano, cowardly sunk outside the UK exclusion zone and sailing away, you should feel very proud. I could mention 7 british ships sunk during that war and many more whith severe damaged, in combat action, but in order to show respect to the dead and injured on both sides I will not do.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 10:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Stick upp 20, the train that yopu mentioned above is an historic beatiful train,

    bit like your airforce planes

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Which ones? those old planes that created a havoc to the british navy ?

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    maybe, but we didnt get the chance with your ships cos they wouldnt come out to play after the belgrano got sunk

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    What ships? we do not have any, just a few old planes was needed.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    just a few old planes was needed
    what to retain the Falklands?

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Falklands? Where's that?

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    that british island 300 miles off the argentine coast you know the one you cant take by force

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    as i said last week, my spies never let me down, i said then abt the runway, secrets my friends secrets, this runway, will be build to a length to take military planes, at there largest, and will be used as an air bridge to the Falklands, as a direct warning to argentine, we don’t need ships that take days and days to get there, the planes will get from the uk to the Falklands before the argies sit down for breakfast, and more interesting new is also forthcoming.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    OH that one , Malvinas Argentinas ! 300 miles off Argentina and 8000 miles from UK. We do not need force your own people agree with us.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/apr/02/comment.falklands

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    @22. Just like Argentines to distort the truth.

    Tell us, O great naval expert, how long it takes a cruiser to change or reverse course?

    The Belgrano was sunk outside the 200-nautical-mile (370 km) total exclusion zone around the Falklands. However, exclusion zones are historically declared for the benefit of neutral vessels; during war, under international law, the heading and location of a belligerent naval vessel has no bearing on its status. In addition, the captain of the Belgrano, Hector Bonzo, has testified that the attack was legitimate (as did the Argentine government in 1994).

    Though the ship was outside the 200-mile (370 km) exclusion zone, both sides understood that this was no longer the limit of British action—on 23 April a message was passed via the Swiss Embassy in Buenos Aires to the Argentine government, it read:

    In announcing the establishment of a Maritime Exclusion Zone around the Falkland Islands, Her Majesty's Government made it clear that this measure was without prejudice to the right of the United Kingdom to take whatever additional measures may be needed in the exercise of its right of self-defence under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. In this connection Her Majesty's Government now wishes to make clear that any approach on the part of Argentine warships, including submarines, naval auxiliaries or military aircraft, which could amount to a threat to interfere with the mission of British Forces in the South Atlantic will encounter the appropriate response. All Argentine aircraft, including civil aircraft engaged in surveillance of these British forces, will be regarded as hostile and are liable to be dealt with accordingly.

    You wanted a war, you got one. Do you hear Brits whingeing about the ships your Air Force sank? No. That's war. Despite your attacks on a clearly-marked hospital ship. How brave was that?

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    did you bother to read the comments?

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Which one stick this one from BBC?
    “Interesting read about our history with Argentina - I do believe though we should be handing the rights back of the Falkland Islands to Argentina. What right do we have a on these islands that our over 6000 miles from us.”
    Paul Taylor, Maidstone

    Or this one from the same source:
    A very onesided view of history, no mention of deporting the entire population of the Islands to the Argentine mainland! Is it right that the British Government continue to pay (mostly English) British farmers to work on the lands on the Islands in order to uphold the idea that the Democratic wish of these people is to remain British? they are hardly likely to want to anything else!
    Pat Lee, Belfast

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 11:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    I assume you mean the comments on
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/apr/02/comment.falklands

    Come now, when would an Argentine read the comments of ordinary people? Especially when they are so different to his warped views.

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    and once again she still misses the point, yes they sank a few ships, well that is not exactly true in the right sense, these ships in the sound, were protecting the shore landings, with most of the force crowded into a tiny inlet, even a blind man would look silly if he missed one, as for the Sheffield, you did not sink her, the fire did, [cheap materials] the navy has since changed, but the point you cannot dispute is that Argentina, had 3 times as many planes as we did, she had a bigger navy presents than we did, and she had a bigger army on site then we did, she had the advantage of home [300] mile away, troops already on the ground and in control, and advantage any country would die for, you in fact out numbered us all the way, AND WE STILL BEAT SHIT OUT OF YOU,
    And if we come back we will do even more damage this time, we are getting fed up of this childish
    Silly games, from a bunch of idiots,

    Jul 23rd, 2010 - 11:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @harrier61 & briton

    And I have several words for you mates and videos like:

    HMS Ardent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VPkJWWGn3o&feature=related
    Coventry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VPkJWWGn3o&feature=related
    HMS Sheffield http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VPkJWWGn3o&feature=related
    Sir Galahad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VPkJWWGn3o&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VPkJWWGn3o&feature=related

    I’ll not bothered you with the whole list you should know very well I guess

    @ stick up your junta

    “bit like your airforce planes”
    At that time were quite successful to drag down your Royal Navy and you still have the same crap so and missiles have better range and guide system so your RN it is a quite easy target in a range of 8/1000 km.

    We can see your holes in our underwear today from the sky.

    Don’t worry Stick if you want to see the movie you should pay the ticket.

    Can you afford it?

    @ briton

    Any time you want mate we are waiting for that day.
    When you planed to send your crappy RN? I would like to take my breakfast before that happen.

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 12:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    “ ... When you planed to send your crappy RN? I would like to take my breakfast before that happen....”

    How do you know that they're not already there ..... lurking? :-)

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 12:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Hoytred

    And how do you know if we are not more close to you that you already believe?

    Btw see how wonderful images we have of you http://www.invap.net/space/images/sac-c_malvinas_15oct2001_th.jpg

    Do you know how tech have improved since 1982 satellites can see throughout clouds, water, frog, etc.

    May sooner than you believe Argies knocking at your door, knock, knock any Islander there?

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 02:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    How many British flags does your satellite see .....

    As I said, you're all wind and water :-)

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Hoyt, I have not seen any UK flags on that satellite picture, but I so many in Buenos Aires museums, captured during the failed British invasions of the city in 1806/1807. Do you need one?

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 05:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    1806/07 ... so that would the little skirmish with the Spanish then, No?

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 06:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Operation 'Corporate', as it was called officially, had been a remarkable feat of maritime power projection. Two brigades of troops had been transported 8,000 miles and one of the most successful amphibious landings in history was conducted in San Carlos Water on 21 May when 3,000 troops were put ashore without casualties to the landing force.

    Argies had to travel 300 miles :-)

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 06:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cadfael

    OAS? =bunch of clowns!
    SAS = look over your shoulder!
    And then there is ...oh, sorry, cant talk about them for another 3 years, when my Official Secrets thingie expires.
    Nuff said.

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 09:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @stick up your junta
    Royal Caribbean cans accomplish the some task, are you planing to lunch a new Travel Service called Royal Navy?

    @Cadfael

    Very funny SAS stand for “UKI Still American’s Slaves” Am I Right? Yeah I do!

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 10:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Argies are no competition.

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Astute

    Firstly im not a warmonger but calling the royal navy bad? You must on something. Do you really believe that your going to get the Falklands with your childish attitude and crap armed forces. The Falkland islands(the proper name) are protected from anything the argies can through at them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZE5rQNLXlM

    Secondly it seems that the Swedish like us, afterall they did make a song about the Falklands war (British victory)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZE5rQNLXlM

    Finally I'll say again do you really think that you will get the islands NO!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZE5rQNLXlM

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    @17. Estevez

    Fantastic Swiss railways!
    http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/188769/One-dead-42-injured-in-train-crash

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Astute

    Surely we will do, and by using any mean do you have any doubt?

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Astute

    @NicoDin

    You must be sick, or brainwashed.

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Royal Caribbean cans accomplish the some task, are you planing to lunch a new Travel Service called Royal Navy

    Thanks for the tip nicotine,but we did use the cruise ship Canberra
    to retake the Falklands,you may recall it was that big white ship in san carlos water

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Astute

    Here is the Canberra returning from the falkland islands
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0MBNZhtV9E

    Sorry if I am offending anyone but I'm tired of the argentines thinking they got a chance to steal the falkland islands

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    @52 Astute. NicoDim is both sick and brain-scrubbed.

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    @Nicodin, Sea Dart is obsolescent, those firings were of life expired missiles made against MBDA's advice. All munitions have a life for a reason and you've just seen why. Sea Dart is still effective against anything Argentina can put against it, as you found on May 30 1982 when you tried to bomb HMS Exeter. Exeter was the only Type 42 in the task force with the 1012 radar intended for the Sea Dart system and not the Type 965 installed on earlier ships that could not handle ground clutter. Exeter shot down 2 of a group of 4 aircraft.

    Argentina bought 2 Type 42 before the war, they thought there was something in it.

    BTW the Type 42 is now out of service being replaced by the Type 45. With the Aster missile system. The Aster 30 has a range of up to 120 km.

    Oh and that wasn't warmongering, just correcting you incorrect assumptions about the Royal Navy.

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    why do you persist on running down the greatest fighting power the world have ever seen.
    like most brain dead people, all you do is a [lord haw haw] cheap cracks from afar, and where was he found, crying on his knees, he paid a nice price for his bragging, we gave him a brand new neck tie, as for you lot, well, condemn all you want, we are only interested in the facts, the British will come, but like our history says, you don’t know, were or when, you wont know who or who with, the only thing you will ever notice is when the lights go out, and Argentina will go out with it, lol

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cadfael

    Astute#47 Now thats MY kind of music!! TA!!!
    Hadnt heard them before, but BIG listen now
    Been rocking since Cream days!
    Even with music like this, the argies will always be spineless arragant windbags ... no wuckinfurries!!

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @briton

    “why do you persist on running down the greatest fighting power the world have ever seen.”

    Doesn’t seems “the greatest fighting power the world have ever seen” to me mate
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uryx9FqN8As&feature=related

    Can you see how many sunk?

    @ JustinKuntz & co

    “Sea Dart is still effective against anything Argentina can put against it, as you found on May 30 1982 when you tried to bomb HMS Exeter”

    Do you believe really that Justin? Fine keep doing that, its ok for me.

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Astute

    @NicoDin

    7 royal navy ships sunk
    10 fighter aircraft lost
    24 helicopter's lost

    9 argentine navy ships sunk
    35 fighters lost
    25 helicopters lost
    not to mention all the bombers, transports and COINs argentina lost

    Sorry if I have offended anyone

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    A musical pause for the warmongers......
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7yLUqUNMFk

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    I quite like this video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmQUYMNVw4M

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 02:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argentino

    Excuse me, I just wanted to say... go home british pirate!

    Malvinas belong to Argentina! Las Malvinas son Argentinas!

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Stay out of our territory, Argentine worm.

    Falkland Island are forever British!!!

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    take note argentino,i will be asking questions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9xTWN6j60Q

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Argentino [malvinas] not exist,
    falklands. british,
    argentina [finished]
    falklands just starting,
    argentina [go home]
    british welcome

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    6 AMGVVV:
    I imagine by you comments that you’re Uruguayan, do you live in Uruguay?

    I agree totally with your comment:” The comunist government we have in Uruguay prefers to be stepped on by the Argies just because they are the same kind of populist government”.
    Indeed, mate, it’s very sad that Uruguay government sides with a country that practices its brand of imperialism. I don’t like the Frente Amplio one bit but the Traditional Parties started being Argentinean lackeys long ago. History is full of nationalist’s mistakes that our past governments made. They nationalized the railroads built by the English, today they’re none existent. It will be a great business to transport tourists and goods to our neighbors in the Falklands, besides doing a good deed.

    Jul 25th, 2010 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    Excuse me Argentino, but please go back home to Spain!

    Jul 26th, 2010 - 04:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argentino

    Excuse me, I just wanted to say... go home british pirate!

    Malvinas belong to Argentina! Las Malvinas son Argentinas!

    Regards.

    Jul 26th, 2010 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Here's a lovely video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhLzDC6bLPE&feature=related

    Jul 26th, 2010 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Stop this Airport!
    Save the Saint Helena Plover!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena_Plover

    Jul 26th, 2010 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Uruguayans

    Uruguay would not exist without Argentina when are you going to understand that?
    A lot of proud and nationalism but little work mates.

    You have a GDP of 31bn Buenos Aires city alone has 4 times a bigger GDP than that and with the Province makes currently 250bn. Lets say the economy of Chile ($150.1) + Uruguay (31.98 bn) + Malvinas (0,101bn)+ Bolivia (17.76 bn) + Paraguay (14 bn) + Ecuador (50 bn) = 263,4 bn.

    Now can you understand where reside your problem mates or do you need more explanation?

    Most of your GDP is a result of Argentina trade exchange, tourism and capital flow to Montevideo.

    If we get upset with you, you are in the mess more than half of your GDP will be gone, no tourists, no deposits in your banks, no buying of Uruguayan goods, not Argie investment or money, f@cked and burred.

    Then with your 10bn left you can call all the English and yanks you want and lets see how good you will be.

    If you are lucky and transfer your sovereignty to US by becoming a new state of USA may be you enjoy the same GDP of Puerto Rico. Same population 3m and same characteristics but wait a minute the are closer and their GDP is just only 60bn.

    And you now are 31bn so in proportion we make more for Uruguay than US for Puerto Rico.

    So let make a deal transfer your sovereignty to us and I promise you the some GDP of Puerto Rico.

    Fair is fair mates.

    This is your problem mate you are too much arrogant for being too little.
    President Batlle – The Argies are corrupted and thief
    Compare me with USA not with Argentina
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bPvG2hxwOI

    Battle crying asking for to be forgiven by the Argies.
    I went to the School in Belgrano (Argentina) my family...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bPvG2hxwOI

    Hahaha

    Jul 26th, 2010 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    @Uruguayans

    That's a fairly comprehensive list of threats. Still, at least he hasn't threatened invasion. Of course, Argentines aren't known for complying with international laws and conventions.

    Jul 26th, 2010 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    70 NicoDin:
    “Uruguay would not exist without Argentina when are you going to understand that? A lot of proud and nationalism but little work mates”.
    I ain’t “proud” to be Uruguayan. 100% of my productive life was made in the USA. I consider the governments of Uruguay and its people very misinformed, apathetic, and living in another plateau, like your KIND, argentinians. You’re right there is not much difference between a uruguayan sheep and argentinians. They both squeal the same way: beeeeeee !!.... Smart Uruguayan governments wouldn’t miss the opportunity to do business with the Falklands and get out of the Mercosur trap.

    It’s embarrassing to have a 75 year old tupamaro running the country, voting at the UNASUR for Nestor Kirchner while he sued Uruguay over a paper mill. For 4 consecutive years blockaded international bridges and now his wife is demanding argentinian inspection inside the UPM plant, knowing that they lost the ICJ demand.

    I only give my allegiance to my adoptive country the United States of America, the land of the FREE !!

    Jul 26th, 2010 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Liberty

    And why you are not in US mate?

    Are you going to put the blame on us too.

    If I believe that Europe is best for me instead of complain or saying that Uruguay is to blame for my miss fortune, I will be buying a ticket right now for the first flight to EU.

    So what is your problem now money for the ticket?

    Don’t worry here there are a lot of rich people from a developed nation (Malvinas) that gets 35k, 40k, 25k USD at year and I think that 100 of them can put U$s 20 to help you to buy a return ticket to USA. And please buy a return ticket but to Buenos Aires just in case.

    Do you need help for your charity campaign? Don’t worry Nico Dummy to the rescue.

    Liberty is looking for freedom he is a victim of a corrupted country controlled for ex terrorist and his future and life is in danger. He also was so unfortunate that was born poor in a 3er world country that is trapped among two big expansionist power that want to take control over his country using puppet local politicians. He is trapped in Uruguay and need your financial help.

    Please make your donation here paypal and Xoom also available.

    If this doesn’t result put a big knife in the neck of your favorite pet (a Rabbit good recommended option) and take a photo like if you are going to kill the poor animal.
    The put the photo and the following legend close to the pic.

    I’m desperate and hungry and without any money if you don’t help me with some coins I will have not any option to kill an eat my loving pet. I don’t want to do it but I have not choice...

    Paypal donations and Xoom faster transfer also available click here please.

    That’s it Miami is waiting for you mate.

    Jul 26th, 2010 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    Hey, Nic:
    Do you live in the Falklands with all that hatred that you feel against the islanders?...I quote:”Don’t worry here there are a lot of rich people from a developed nation (Malvinas) that gets 35k, 40k, 25k USD at year and I think that 100 of them can put U$s 20 to help you to buy a return ticket to USA”
    If you live in the Falklands what kind of work do you do you at the islands?
    Anyhow, I've very personal reasons to be living in Uruguay; it ain’t your business to know.

    Jul 26th, 2010 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    Still harrier and co. Next time I go for tourism, I will glady bypass england(good for nothing), and go to orderly no mess with anyone civilized nation of Switzerland.
    Cheers to your stupid imperilist soon to be destroyed uk!

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 06:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Many thanks. What exactly made you think your presence would be welcome in England? Or Wales? Or Scotland? Or Northern Ireland? Or the United Kingdom as a whole?

    And what exactly is soon going to destroy the United Kingdom? You lot? Let's face it. You couldn't cope with a Uruguayan pulp mill.

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    76 harrier61 & Estevez:
    Most people in this world don’t have the time, the brains or just simply don’t care about what’s going on in our planet. Narrowing it down, the argentinians as a whole are very obsessive people.
    In 1982 they were having a military junta lead by Leopoldo Galtieri, which took away their freedom and committed crimes against humanity, they had a depleted economy. But they had a “national cause”, remember national causes for the argentinians are more important than food, freedom, soccer, etc. So they got “gun ho” and blindly invaded the Falklands w/out taking into account the consequences.
    Nestor Kirchner said the same words: “Botnia is a national cause” before stupidly sued Uruguay at The Hague, they lost!!...Now, the leftish Uruguayan government (not much different compared to the Kirchners) is doing the impossible to please their “Lords and Masters”; allowing them to go beyond the ICJ judgment of: “Only to monitor the Uruguay River waters”. Argentina wants to go inside the UPM paper mill plant, INSANITY!!

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Pity about Uruguay. Argentina has designs of that land!

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    78 harrier61:
    Argentina since the time of the Spanish Colony and the Buenos Aires’s Cabildo had the upper hand on Uruguay. Jose G. Artigas a freedom fighter, died in exile pushed away by his own people because didn’t like the argentinians bullies. It’s an old story, nothing has changed much. In 3.4 million people there are a few, like me, that we’ll like making a change but most Uruguayans just drink mate; they got used to the yoke.

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Is the loyal marine going to load his “best friend” against the most popular democratic government in the history of South America?

    Stay tuned!

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    80 Think, I know that you don’t believe your own words. Democracy on this side of the world is relative. Look at the Kirchner’s dynasty, now both “penguins” are going to run for president. Like Chavez, the Castros, Evo…Oh well, guys like you like it and swallow it w/ out water.

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    so harrier Many thanks. What exactly made you think your presence would be welcome in England? Or Wales? Or Scotland? Or Northern Ireland? Or the United Kingdom as a whole?

    And what exactly is soon going to destroy the United Kingdom? You lot? Let's face it. You couldn't cope with a Uruguayan pulp mill
    sure harrier, well there is $2000 less in tourism I have spend in the uk, thanks to guys like you and RC and all the crap. Not to mention the potential clients I could convince.
    You guys are the worst enemies of yourself
    No, the destruction will come from somebody already pissed off by the brits!!
    China, Iran, Rusia?? You never know the deep feeling of a nation “colonized”
    good luck!!

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Relative democracy down here........ The “leatherneck” says....
    Is our local “Jarhead” really saying that“his best friend” is already loaded and ready to shoot?
    Will our indigenous US Marine Wacko go out to the streets and kill for democracy?

    Stay tuned!

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    83 Think: My “gun” is always loaded, especially my .45. Besides it seems that you never did military service or “la colimba”. Anyhow doing M.S. in your country is a walk in the park. It showed at the last war that you guys fought, in the Falklands; there you got a glimpse of what being a real soldier is all about. Shame that your training was so lousy that it took a few well trained British soldiers, 20 Harriers against 100 Mirages for them to win the war in about 60 days.

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Wooooooow
    A .45 In Uruguay....
    Very, very hard to get a license for such a piece down here....
    But of course being a Marine like you are.....
    You surely are on a “secret mission” in Uruguay.....
    Shhhhhhhh...... I know you can't talk ....... But tell me ..... Is it a M1911?

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    85 No-Think: In 2004 when I moved, I brought a 20' container; inside I had some of my weapons. I've 12 gauge short muzzle shot gun. I use .38 most of the time and.22 for target practice; easy to find ammunition. I use a target with Argentina's name on it, if you send me your picture I could hang it in there too.

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Woooow again.......A real Minuteman! A vigilante.....An armed neighbor....

    So, lets rewind:
    A short muzzled 12 shotgun: Totally illegal in Uruguay (unless you are law enforcement)
    An undisclosed .38 (revolver I suppose): Requires special licensing.
    An undisclosed .22lr (rifle, I suppose) for practice: This is not so difficult, even a wacko can get a license.
    An undisclosed .45 (pistol I suppose): Requires special licensing.

    Yeahhh........ I can see I’m under armed with my old S&W 41 (Where did I put it?? Must be in the attic)

    But I can Think!

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    @82. Won't be missing you!
    @83. Yup, relative democracy. You wouldn't recognise the real thing.
    @85. Avoiding a direct response, again. Not much of a debater.
    @87. “But I can Think!” Nope.

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    87 Think : Oh, I forgot my pellet gun. Who si saying its legal in Uruguay?...Here everything goes , a 3er world country like yours. I go wild board and carpincho hunting too.

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (89) Yes .........Of course, I forgot......Everything goes down here..........
    If somebody asks questions just tell him that you are an American citizen.
    Like in the movies you know........
    Hope you hunt a lot of wild “boards” as you call them.
    It shouldn’t be so difficult for a marksman as you.

    No explosives or IED’s in your collection yet?

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    90 Think:
    Sorry, forgive my “French”, doc. This forum doesn’t allow corrections after the comment is sent. I meant “wild boar”. I’ve been stopped by the HP, just checking and showed my Florida driver’s license. I never speak Spanish with them, just in case; man if I get a kick doing that. I rented vehicles with it, no problem; HP or traffic inspectors are another story.

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Don't say!
    Have you been stopped by the HP in Uruguay!.... Really!
    Was it a laptop HP or a Notebook HP or a Netbook HP ?
    Do those HP ride on those “wild board” you poach with your pellet gun?

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    hey, think
    the new runway at st Helena cant be stopped, cant you see, its here to help you guys, a bit like big brother, watching you, the brits are here to stay, so get used to it, be fore your greed leads to the break up of Argentina, into separate states, plus all the little nations around you, will get some of there land back, once a thief-always a thief ??

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    93 briton:
    It’s good news, I think with the wave of leftish governments infecting Central and Southamerica, Nestor Kirchner elected to the UNASUR’s presidency. Chile and LAN could be pressured to stop flying to the Falklands. Argentina has gotten more aggressive with the Kirchners in power and most likely the “sheep” will vote them again next year. It’s like a chess game, better make the right moves before there’s not chance. The Chileans stopped doing business with the islanders, due to argentinian pure evil pressure.

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Liberty

    With you .45 it is very difficult that you may get any target is an old weapon mate heavy and with 7 shots why you don’t use 9mm? Always point to the head never fails else run as faster as you can. Haha Billy the kid visiting us from Uruguay.

    1- Our soldiers are disciplined and good enough to train US marines here as you can see an Argie commando training US marines, Peruvians and Brazilians on urban combat techniques.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9zuv7k4_Y

    Would you like to meet our arti?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9zuv7k4_Y
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9zuv7k4_Y

    2- How selective in the way of thinking your are my friend.

    “Look at the Kirchner’s dynasty, now both “penguins” are going to run for president”

    And what about the Bush family and Clinton? And the dynasty of the Windsor House AKA Royal Family in UKI.

    Are you saying that there is not any democracy either there?

    Democracy is people will and if we want to have the family K running our country for 20 years is our will and not your business.

    So go and lecture UK that is still a monarchy middle age style.

    Go and lecture the Yanks where the President of the FED has more power than any president.

    Then come back and we will talk about your perfect democracy utopia take it from Sir Thomas More.

    Liberty you seem a right wind conservative that have been expulsed from USA for The Obamization process. Better know as the “radicals” inspired on Saul Alinskyideology rules for radicals, the twelvers and Cloward Piven strategy.

    These are really lovers of Mao and radicals communist I understand now why you are in Uruguay now.

    Just in case you are not aware of follow links please.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9zuv7k4_Y
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9zuv7k4_Y

    Here a little bit of Milton Friedman to desintoxicate your body from so much communism.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9zuv7k4_Y

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    @94 Liberty. I have a question for you. Purely out of curiosity.
    Imagine you are in a combat situation. You are detached from your unit. Alone. You could link up with a guy from COIM (or IMARA) or with a Royal Marine. Which do you choose?

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argentino

    I just wanted to say... go home british pirate! Nobody wants you here.

    And

    Malvinas belong to Argentina! Las Malvinas son Argentinas!

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmQUYMNVw4M

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cadfael

    #97 shows the level of your (single cell) brain activity, cut and paste the same thing daily.
    Moron!!!

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 02:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Isn't this amazing. This moron posts the same abusive and discriminatory rant day after day, article after article, sometimes several times, but no-one does anything about it.
    MercoPress has been taken over by the Argentine government!!

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    I am an American Soldier.
    I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.

    I will always place the mission first.
    I will never accept defeat.
    I will never quit.
    I will never leave a fallen comrade.

    I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
    I am an expert and I am a professional.
    I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
    I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
    I am an American Soldier.

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    The book The last Colonies by Robert Aldrich and John Connell page 200

    1833 ' The Brithish commander raise the Union Jack, claimed possession of the islands and expelled the Argentinians.

    The Falklands officially became a Crown colony in 1840, a governor and a few Scotsmen arrived to establish a Brithish pastoral settlement. Argentina hotly disputed the Brithish takeover, and Buenos Aires made continual diplomatic representations over the next 150 years to recover the islands”

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    102 Marco , what happened then, it was the same old story of 1982?...You're whiners, you don't have guts to fight then and now. You just run for cover. Answer me, why the argentinians didn't fight back in 1833 and cowardly waited all this time?...Please enlighten me !!

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    @103 Liberty. Did you see my query at 96?

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Liberty and harrier are actually the sons of Bush and Blair, Dumb and Dumber.

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Argentines reproduce by fission................like all bacteria!!!!

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    the only reason these guys go on and on abouth the paste, is that they know they have no future, you argentines should all pack up and imigrate somewhere else, [north pole perhaps]

    Jul 28th, 2010 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @ harrier61

    The answer to your questions is:

    If they are Talibans or Iraqi he will run and stick with COIMs.

    But if in front they have kids or some music he will go for the British soldiers.

    As seem they are very good at that.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oumDXrXndY8&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oumDXrXndY8&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oumDXrXndY8&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oumDXrXndY8&feature=related

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 03:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argentino

    briton: “you argentines should all pack up and imigrate somewhere else...”

    You'd wish... But man you should do that first, because I think that little european island is getting small for all british people living there. I suggest you the north pole cause is very close, and you can go swimming.

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 10:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    But the South Atlantic is so much better. We can drown you all in it!

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    96 harrier61:
    “You are detached from your unit. Alone. You could link up with a guy from COIM (or IMARA) or with a Royal Marine. Which do you choose?”

    Sorry, that I didn’t get to you sooner. Your question is kind of confusing but I try to give an answer. I’m always open minded and I don’t suffer from the argentinian: “Maradona’s Syndrome”. Linking how?...by radio or personally? Well, regarding combat operations ONLY within US forces, Navy Seals and Army Rangers. British I’ll prefer the SAS, SBS, SFSG, Royal Marines, etc. In Nam you guys were not in the mix.

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cadfael

    And then there's all those grand lads in the French Foreign Legion!
    As I also speak French and German plus a little Polish and understand some Spanish, I'd have no problems!
    You're easy meat argie!

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argentino

    harrier61: “But the South Atlantic is so much better. We can drown you all in it!”

    But the North Atlantic is much better for your people, Argentina doesn't wanna contaminate its ocean with british flesh.

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberty

    113 Argentino:
    What about argentinians going for a swim at the Riachuelo resort. I bet you no one survives.

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argentino

    Liberty: “What about argentinians going for a swim at the Riachuelo resort. I bet you no one survives.”

    Yes, what about swimming in the Thames. I bet you no one survives too.

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    People regularly swim in the Thames. Personally, I wouldn't want to go in any water an Argentine has been in.

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nitrojuan

    South Atlantic Islands was, are and will be forever Argentinian (Tierra del Fuego, Malvinas, Georgias y Sandwich del Sur, Santa Helena y Dependencias). :-) Brit Pirates!

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Not in your lifetime, greedy, grasping, greasy, Argentine gutter rat!

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Malvinas, does not exist, the Falklands are real, why do the greedy Argentineans want with a wind swept islands, you have more empty land in Argentina then the size of the Falklands, we think the reason why, is the oil, that’s what it has always been about [the oil]
    and it is NOT yours, Falklands forever British? ]

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nitrojuan

    briton “falklands” is the fantasy name of Malvinas, that is the original name of our islands “malouines” in french. We have the support of OAS includes Brazil, Commenwealh Countries, Southamerica, and the support of a great part of Asia and Spain. Pres. Lula s said “What is the geographical, political and economic explanation for England to be in the Malvinas? What is the explanation for the United Nations never having that decision? It is not possible that Argentina is not the owner while England is, despite being 14,000 km away.” Briton still living in the colonialism era and Victorian epoque.. jaja

    Jul 29th, 2010 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BlockIV

    @ 17 Tte Estevez

    Estevez , do they even have a proper metro in Switzerland, I know Zurich has a few metro stations, 4 or 5 maybe? And I know they have excellent light rail, but I certainly wouldn't call it a metro akin to that of London or New York.

    Anyways, the comparison is a rather odd one to make, London is an mega city that attracts over 30 million visitors a year(compare to Zurich at 1 or 2 million maybe?). The London underground commutes over 1 billion people per year. It's bound to get a little dirty.

    On your point of investment, there is huge investment going into the system. Around £39billion(on top of what's already been spent) has been confirmed by the Department for Transport until 2017/18. This is coming from both the government and the private sector.

    The air-conditioning situation is more to do with engineering constraints than lack of investment. The sub-service lines have air-con but the very deep lines don't, though, this is being worked on as we speak and I'm sure they'll come up with a solution to the problem.

    Hope this was helpful. and thank you for your concern.

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/10127.aspx

    Jul 30th, 2010 - 04:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @ BlockIV

    How can you compare your medieval old flat countryside city with New York?
    Mega what?

    20 Megacities in the world by population:

    1 Tokyo 34 m
    2 Seoul 24,2 m
    3 Mexico 23,4 m
    4 Delhi 23,2 m
    5 Mumbai 22,8 m
    6 New York 22,2 m
    7 Sao Paulo 20,9 m
    8 Manila 19,6 m
    9 Shanghai 18,4 m
    10 L A 17,9 m
    11 Osaka 16,8 m
    12 Kolkata 16,3 m
    13 Karachi 16,2 m
    14 Jakarta 15,4 m
    15 Cairo 15,2 m
    16 Moscow 13,6 m
    17 Beijing 13,6 m
    18 Dhaka 13,6 m
    19 Buenos Aires 13,3 m
    20 Istanbul 12,8 m

    20 Megacities by Area in km2:
    New York 11,264 USA
    Tokyo 8.677 JAP
    Chicago 5.952 USA
    LA 5.812 USA
    Boston 5.501 USA
    Atlanta 5.083 USA
    Philadelphia 4.661 USA
    Moscow 4.533 USA
    Nagoya 4.015 JAP
    Dallas 3.959 USA
    Sao Pablo 3.756 BRA
    Houston 3.463 USA
    Beijing 3.302 CHI
    Detroit 3.267 USA
    Osaka 3.,212 JAP
    Paris 3.043 FRA
    Washington 2.996 USA
    Shanghai 2.914 CHI
    Buenos Aires 2.681 ARG
    Essen 2.642 GER

    I don’t see any London as Mega something and you?

    Jul 30th, 2010 - 08:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    nitrojuan,,you talk a load of crap
    you have just got them back, so why are you smirking

    Jul 30th, 2010 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BlockIV

    @ 122 NicoDin (#)

    Oh my.

    A 'mega' city (also called global city, alpha city or world capital) is a city deemed to be an important node point in the various endeavors. These are things such as the importance the world's finance system, trade, culture, education, tourism, etc,.

    There are only 4 such cities in the world, London, New York, Paris and Tokyo.

    Some links for you -

    Global city index 2009:

    http://www.mori-m-foundation.or.jp/english/research/project/6/pdf/GPCI2009_English.pdf

    World city rankings:

    http://www.mori-m-foundation.or.jp/english/research/project/6/pdf/GPCI2009_English.pdf

    The world's most economically important city:

    http://www.mori-m-foundation.or.jp/english/research/project/6/pdf/GPCI2009_English.pdf

    Wiki:

    http://www.mori-m-foundation.or.jp/english/research/project/6/pdf/GPCI2009_English.pdf

    Capital of the world:

    http://www.mori-m-foundation.or.jp/english/research/project/6/pdf/GPCI2009_English.pdf

    There's plenty more where that came from. : )

    Jul 31st, 2010 - 03:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @BlockIV

    Nope Mega means large, surpassing other samples of its kind, extraordinary, that easy stand out of the crowd of its kind.

    Mega city stand for a mega urban area with some kind of huge modern infrastructure (tall buildings, modern highways, large avenues, transport system, facilities, etc.).

    Nothing has to do with cultural, finance, trade, education, tourism, etc.

    Else cities from Spain (57m tourist, cultural place, etc.) like Madrid, Barcelona or from Italy (43m trourist world cultural center) like Venice, Florence, Rome, Milan, etc would be Mega cities. But they are not

    You are confused with your interpretation of mega city global, alpha cities is another thing and is related to economy and not Urban infrastructure and density population.

    Your article of the times on line very good peace of fantasy but even if London can wins the “knife killing city award” that will not turn LondonPaki into a mega city.

    Jul 31st, 2010 - 04:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    alls well that ends well, the british now intend to stay, turning the falklands into a super fortress, the future is bright

    Jul 31st, 2010 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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