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Falklands’ oil equipment arrives in vessel with giant computer-controlled kite

Monday, March 28th 2011 - 04:49 UTC
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One of the strangest ships ever to visit the Falkland Islands this week lay at anchor in Port William after making a hasty departure from FIPASS. Had it not left the dock, an ongoing legal wrangle involving its owners could have caused it to be detained there indefinitely – rendering a significant proportion of FIPASS unusable by other vessels, perhaps for a very long time. Read full article

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  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    I've already spotted a significant design flaw, what happens when the bugger suddenly loses lift and falls into the water. Then you've got 600 square metres of expensive kite and rope tangled in your prop shaft....and no ones going anywhere :(

    Still this article shows that it is now of urgent importance that the FIG stop dithering and get a proper deep water port facility up and running.

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    2, Marcos

    They both like kites? Two things in common.

    Nice thing to have with all that wind coming from Malvinas.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 04:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Well....................................

    Let's see how long our posts No. 4 and 5 are allowed to exist.......

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Talking of generalised corruption is unlikely to lead the publisher's into a court room, however making such an allegation against a named indiviual has the potential to be 'Libel' and may leave the publisher open to be sued!

    You boys just don't think things through, do you?

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 06:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Yep, I saw the comment and any publisher would remove it as it was distinctly libellous.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Chuckle chuckle……….

    1) My post No. 4 was carefully worded and not to be ”libellous” no offensive or misleading words where used, anyhow, it was deleted………

    2) Darwin Lewis Clifton has been publicly penalized in Britain for his financial misdeeds.
    http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/darwin_clifton.pdf

    3) I ”seem to remember” several Argentinean politicians and leaders being accused of worst things, without any shadow of proof, by some posters in here.
    I don't remember the editor reacting.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Wow, how sensitive! I only said that in the same article they mention a shipping company that commited fraud and Lewis Clifton....well you all know his story in the islands. Nice couple :-)

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Hmm... yeah, I'll tell you what though, that is one interesting ship, here's another photo.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61199179@N06/5571059971/sizes/l/

    Don't you agree Think? On the ship...

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 03:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Chuckle Chuckle

    Besides…….: MercoPress has freed itself of any legal or moral responsibility for their user’s comments by stating at the beginning of each comment section:

    ”Comments do not reflect MercoPress’ opinions. They are the personal view of our users. We wish to keep this as open and unregulated as possible.”

    Freedom of speach............................... the British way .......
    Brainwash anybody?

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Here is a closeup, of the ship...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61199179@N06/5571670080/sizes/l/

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    So you're against freedom of speech Think?

    I suppose unless you're on message in Argentina you're not a Peronist and therefore unworthy.

    However, if you openly embrace the brainwashing they give you a brown shirt and a flag to wave.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Well... lets try this again, for the third time.

    2 Marcos Alejandro,
    “Beluga Shipping and Lewis Clifton have one thing in common: corruption”

    It is IMPERATIVE that Argentine corruption be known, but don't talk about British corruption… that's just “libellous”.

    LOL

    Come on Lewis Clifton, quit deleting our posts!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61199179@N06/5571670080/sizes/l/

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    ”Comments do not reflect MercoPress’ opinions. They are the personal view of our users. We wish to keep this as open and unregulated as possible.”
    Suuuuure.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Maybe they'll just delete you to save themselves time.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frase

    I feel more than a bit uneasy about the use of over-liberal censorship, I can't see that the moderated posts in question have gone against anything in the note above the comments section.

    I've seen bias and censorship of opposing views in various Argentine leaning sites and groups, and they get (quite rightly) criticized.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    18 Wireless,
    “Maybe they'll just delete you to save themselves time.”

    Maybe this site is 100% BRITISH and by deleting me they'll prove my point. ;-)

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frase

    So, they're business address is in Uruguay, and Think said he spoke to the Uruguayan owner (that pesky Patagonian, always covering up for the Brits) and they're 100% BRITISH?

    You're detective skills are as good as that American Fred guy who spent several cringeworthy posts telling me that I'm Nicodin (as far as I remember, I wasn't even agreeing with him on the thread).

    Still, it says EN in the web address, so there's proof that it's run by Brit imposters. If it was really from Uruguay it would surely say UR, or ARJR. Nothing to do with the language at all

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    You know what's funny? If they had left Marcos comment alone no one would have noticed it.

    It backfired on them.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    I'm not sure that accusing an individual of corruption with absolutely no evidence, in a public place, is a 'point of view'. It's an accusation and is probably libellous.
    The implication is that Lewis Clifton is connected with this ship in some way apart from merely being a shipping agent. I'm quite sure that's not what anyone means, but if you do you'd better have a plan. I'd sue you.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Any of you RG's notice what cargo the ship was carrying? Oil exploration still happening just fine it seems.

    :-)

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    LOL... you'll sue me? If you could hear me laugh...

    Anyway...

    So, it's ok for Mercopress to use the word “Corruption” against Argentina on this article: http://en.mercopress.com/2011/03/28/wikileaks-corruption-rampant-in-argentina-says-us-german-spanish-diplomats

    But we the readers are not allowed to use the same word on this one, that's just “libellous”.

    ;-)

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    You complete plank. That article is quoting someone else and naming them as a source. It's not libel, it's just reporting.
    If you express an opinion about someone that has a bearing on the lawfulness of their conduct or their reputation and can't back it up with any evidence, and write that opinion in a public place, then it's libel.

    I can call you a plank because you have provided us with the evidence and because being an idiot isn't illegal (although it should be IMHO).
    You can't call someone corrupt because that would be illegal and harms their reputation.

    And I didn't say I was going to sue you. Keep up.

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Nope, accusing an individual of a crime, without a shred of proof is libel.

    Quoting the opinion of a source is not.

    But then you judge people by your own standards, just because politicians and corruption are synonymous in Argentina does not mean they are elsewhere.

    “”

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    26 Monty69,

    Who else were you planing to sue? We are the ones making the accusation, plank.

    Ever sinde we started commenting on this post our comments have been deleted, they threatened to delete our accounts and threatened to sue... haha

    Come on Brits it's just a stupid blog don't be such pussies.

    You want to see libel? Look at the comments below every photo of CFK on Mercopress. But that's ok, right? Because it's agains Argentina. ;-)

    Wankers

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Chuckle chuckle……….

    1) Darwin Lewis Clifton continues to balance on the edge........

    2) Ain't he the Alma Mater of the Megalomanic Deep Sea Harbour Project?

    3) Ain't he the Golden Boy that convinced ~15% of Malvinas population to invest heavily in South-Atlantic Oil shares?

    Carefull Malvineros..... It's a jungle out there!

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    hmm Insider trading on your own company and you didn't even make a profit or sell your shares.

    Not exactly corruption...so Ja libellous, unless you can prove that buying shares in your own company with your own fortune is corruption :)

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Please read the article above!
    “Lewis Clifton of Byron Marine told the Penguin News he had heard rumours”
    Hey guys he only heard rumours :-)))

    http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/darwin_clifton.pdf

    Mar 29th, 2011 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    I was looking at the Penguin News site, (boring) clicked on the Malvina House link.

    http://www.malvinahousehotel.com/index.php?page=history
    ”(Malvina is an old Scottish name, once popular in the Falklands, and is unconnected with the Argentine name for the Islands).“

    Uh, Scottish??
    Once popular, until 1833 you mean?

    ”Islas Malvinas (Spanish language name): comes from the French sailors who frequented the islands during the 1690s. They came from St. Malo in Brittany, France, so others often referred to them in French as the “Malouines”.“
    http://www.malvinahousehotel.com/index.php?page=history

    Everything in ”the Falklands” is a lie, everything.

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 03:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    More crap, you obviously still don't read what you post :)

    paragraph 2.5

    “The FSA accepts that Mr Clifton’s conduct was not deliberate, in that he did
    not consider at the time whether the information he was given was inside
    information; he was however reckless in that he failed to consider what should
    have been a clear and obvious risk that purchasing the shares before the
    information was generally available would result in his requiring Byron to
    engage in market abuse”

    ”Byron was looking for investment opportunities in the oil and gas sector and
    had an existing shareholding in Desire. It wished to increase its shareholding
    over the long term and did not seek to realise any profit after the
    announcement on 25 February 2008 (which supports the FSA’s conclusion
    that Mr Clifton’s conduct was not deliberate).“

    ”Mr Clifton did not seek to conceal Byron’s purchases, and he disclosed them
    to the chairman of Desire, without prompting, on 8 February 2008.”

    he was stupid and amateurish, but certainly not corrupt, making false accusations based on not reading your sources, dear me, you wouldn't make a good journalist :)

    Martin, Malvina (as opposed to Malvinas) is an old Scots Gaelic name for girls, since the majority of current inhabitants are descendent of the original Scots and Cornish (traditional Gaelic speaking areas in the UK) settlers, it is no surprise many words of the old country were present.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malvina

    Educate yourself boy, you might learn something about the islands you heinously covert so dearly rather than spouting trash talk :)

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    The Malvina house hotel was named after the daughter of the founder. Its that simple.

    I would imagine the caveat is there on the website as a result of twits from Argentina seizing on the name and making more of it than it is.

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 08:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Much like Port Louis...

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @34 Justin, you said it all“twits from Argentina”.

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Uh, Scottish??
    Once popular, until 1833 you mean?”

    Others have already demonstrated your stupidity, but i'll add to it i guess.

    The Scottish term Malvina comes from folklaw of the celtic bard, Ossian who had a daughter called Malvina. She fell inlove with a warrior called Oscar, he died and Malvina's tears turned purple heather white, It is the reason why Scottish people wear white heather as good luck.

    The exact date of the story is unknown, it is thought to be around 600BC. A Few years before the falklands were an issue.

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    ACTION
    1.1.
    The FSA gave you, Darwin Lewis Clifton (“Mr Clifton”) and Byron Holdings Limited (“Byron”), a Decision Notice on 19 January 2009 that, for the reasons listed below and pursuant to section 123 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“the Act”), the FSA had decided:
    (1)
    to impose a financial penalty of £59,500 on you, Mr Clifton, for requiring Byron to engage in behaviour which, if engaged in by Mr Clifton, would have amounted to market abuse between 19 November 2007 and 8 February 2008 (“the relevant period”); and
    (2)
    to impose a financial penalty of £86,030 on you, Byron Holdings Limited, for engaging in market abuse in the relevant period in breach of section 118(2) of the Act.
    REASONS FOR THE ACTION
    Summary
    2.1.
    Desire Petroleum plc (“Desire”) was founded in 1996 in order to explore for oil and gas in the Falkland Islands. It is a company incorporated in the UK whose shares are quoted on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (“AIM”). Mr Clifton was a founding director of Desire in 1996 and has been a non-executive director since May 2005 (he was not a director at Desire between November 1999 and May 2005). He is also a director of and shareholder in Byron Holdings Limited (“Byron”), a Falkland Islands incorporated company.
    2.2.
    Mr Clifton was aware, by 19 November 2007 at the latest, that Desire was in advanced discussions with another company in relation to an agreement for that company to “farm-in” to Desire’s exploration prospects, i.e. enter into a joint venture drilling arrangement. This constituted inside information. Desire issued an announcement on 25 February 2008 that it had concluded the farm-in agreement (which was still at that stage subject to certain awards and approvals by the Falkland Islands Government). At close of trading on that day Desire shares were worth 46.5p, a rise of around 36% on the price at close of the previous trading day.
    2.3.
    Mr Clifton directed Byron to purchase shares in Desire on fo

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    Yes,Marcos, everyone knows this. Do you have anything new to add?Does it have anything to do with this article?
    No. and no, I suspect.

    32 Martin_Fierro
    Thanks, you've cheered me up again today with another laughable show of ignorance. The name 'Malvina' existed long before you lot turned it into a swear word. Look it up in Wiki if you don't believe me.

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Yes well done More crap, now would you mind reading paragraph 2.5 out loud please :)

    You do know that what you have posted isn't the conclusion is it? Or even where the phrase “corruption” is used :)

    I doubt you even know what you're posting :) because you're absolutely clueless, you just post this stuff, because it might make us brits “feel Bad”, trouble is you don't read it and it makes you look like an utter tool.

    So ja More crap, spouting people are “corrupt” when clearly the FSA judgement couldn't be further from such an allegation, and is libellous.

    Well done yet again for proving absolutely nothing other than the fact your braincells couldn't even power a microwave made for fleas :)

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    One year later, will he tell the islanders what he knows?
    Revenue hope
    “Lewis Clifton won't tell me how much oil he thinks there may be. But it's clear he's banking on a bonanza. Mr Clifton is the managing director of Byron Marine, one of several British and Falkland Islands companies involved in the exploration.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8527579.stm

    Mar 30th, 2011 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    34 JustinKuntz,

    You're full of shit, it's that simple.

    Malvinas come from 'Malouines', it's French not “Scottish” you ignorant clowns. Get your head out of that sheep's ass you live in and learn something.

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 03:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    :-)))))

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 03:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Oh dear is Martin having a little tantrum :) doesn't like the truth?

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/ossian/oss17.htm

    You really are a clueless idiot aren't you Martin, when the truth doesn't fit your narrative of the world....whine like a little bitch and hurl abuse at those around.

    PS numbnuts, we were talking about the word MALVINA, not “MALVINAS”, suddenly putting an S at the end doesn't suddenly make it a bastardised version of a French name, its like me putting “hausen” at the end of every English word and then saying its German, doesn't make it German....tool!

    Clearly your as clueless about your own mother tongue as about your incestuous obsession with the Islands.

    I don't think even your conspiracy theories involving the dolphin people and Darwin Clifton could extend back to the Gaels :)

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 07:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Only a dumbass can argue a point he's already been proven wrong on.

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    www.cecim.org.ar/noticias/verNoticia.asp?Id=600
    or search in google “Hotel Malvina: la importancia de los nombres”
    in 1830 in Malvinas was borned the daughter of Vernet

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    “clueless idiot, little bitch, numbnuts”

    lol

    I'm having a tantrum?

    hahaha...

    Sorry... Malvinas come from 'Malouines', it's French not “Scottish”.

    That's it. ;-)

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frase

    What's your explanation for it being used as a name by a Scottish writer in 1762?

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html
    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html

    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html
    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html
    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html
    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html

    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html
    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html
    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html

    http://www.babynames.it/girlname/Malvina-meaning.html

    I could continue but i think i've made my point.

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    eeeer no Martin, I was stating a matter of fact, you do whine like a little bitch :)

    Where did we say “Malvinas” is Scottish? We quite accept that the word Malvinas comes from the Breton name “Malouines” (ironically Breton is a form of old Gaelic LOL!)

    However we are talking about the word “MALVINA”, you know the Malvina house house hotel? The one you had a little hissy fit about back up in 32? And suddenly thought that because of its similarities it must therefore be referring to the islands? and thus the product of some grand conspiracy XD

    I shall remind you:

    ”I was looking at the Penguin News site, (boring) clicked on the MALVINA House link.
    www.malvinahousehotel.com/index.php?page=history
    ”(Malvina is an old Scottish name, once popular in the Falklands, and is unconnected with the Argentine name for the Islands).“

    As you can clearly see there is the removal of the letter ”S”, so by removing S from MALVINAS it becomes a totally different word, completely unconnected in any way to the word MALVINAS, its just a mere coincidence that the Anglicised spelling of an ancient Gaelic name, happens to be similar to the Iberianised spelling of a Breton name.

    You really are pretty dense if you have not yet figured that out yet :)

    par example (an example more suited to your clearly lower standards of intelliegnce) - OOOH look your name Martin is like the word the word “Martian” but with the word “a” removed, must you therefore be from the planet Mars? Because of the eeeer....similarities between the two names?

    Of course not Thick Arse!

    Catch up martin, the rest of humanity has already stop walking around on their knuckles :)

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dab14763

    (ironically Breton is a form of old Gaelic LOL!)

    Rhaurie,

    To be pedantic, no it isn't. Breton is like Welsh and Cornish from the Brythonic branch of Insular Celtic languages, whereas the Gaelic languages are from the Goidelic branch of Insular Celtic languages.

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

    Mar 31st, 2011 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Correct you are Dab, I got ahead of myself there :) Bretons are descended from the Cornish and Britonic emigration there.

    Still ironic though when you think about it, that the name “Malvinas” (As opposed to MALVINA - in case poor little Martin gets confused again XD) holds its origins from the British isles :)

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 07:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    The first MALVINA (without s) was argentinian, Malvina Vernet, born in MALVINAS in 1830, his father was the gobernador of Malvinas also argentinian

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    ”The first MALVINA (without s) was argentinian, Malvina Vernet, born in MALVINAS in 1830, his father was the gobernador of Malvinas also argentinian”

    Ossidans story of his daughter malvina was from 1762. So you are quite wrong.

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 11:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    First Malvina in Malvinas
    Nothing wrong

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    The argument is on the origin or the name, and you are like you Argentinian friends, wrong.

    Malvina Of Scotland (daughter of King Donald II and Princess Of Scotland) was born 920 in Scotland, and died Dec-06-940 in Scotland. She married Constantine MacGregor in Scotland, son of Dougallus MacGregor and Princess Spontana.

    Oh look, more proof that you're wrong.

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    I am not talking about the origen of the name. First Malvina in MALVINAS ISLES was the daughter of VERNET the gobernador of the Malvinas Isles because the isles were ours till the pirates came and took them ilegally.
    For Isolde that is always saying the isles were never argentinian.

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Then your comment is useless, None of us are debating that. Read the thread.

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Well……………

    I Think this debate has been extremely valuable.

    It has definitively established, once and for all, that from now on, the aforementioned Islands should be forever called Malvinas.

    Which person in its sane mind would ever Desire to name those South-Atlantic Crown Jewels after an old, ugly, gout ridden, long forgotten, inbreeded 5th Viscount of Falkland?

    Instead of Malvina,……….. that Celtic protectoress of laws, immortal character from Scottish poet James Macpherson’s beloved masterpiece “Ossian” !

    MALVINAS IT IS CHAPS……

    Thanks for your invaluable research :-)

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frase

    You wind-up merchant, you

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    The thread of this article was the oil, then anyone can talk of everything here .......and this is very important because demostrates we owned them before you took them, that there was authority, that there was a government supporting, that we had integrity with the mainland, that there was born argentinians before you came .......Malvinas were and are ours

    Apr 01st, 2011 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    I will make sure to take some spray paint or a black marker next time, to add an S to that Malvinas hotel. I bet every single tourist that visited or stay in this hotel raise the same question, and the several spanish speaking staff there, I bet believes that the reason is because Malvinas(Argentinas of course) is the real and only name of the islands.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 12:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @57, Malen, the lslands were NEVER Argentine.!
    @59, lt's “inbred”, Cher Think, not “inbreeded”, told you that your spelling & grammar was giving you away. But your English is quite good.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 04:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (63) Isolde

    I’ll write it 100 times on the blackboard.
    Inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred, inbred,…………………
    Now I’ll always remember who “taught” me :-)

    A friendly advice:
    Español, señor, niño, año etc. are words better avoided if you aren’t able to type the Spanish “Ñ”.
    It doesn’t sound good… especially the last one :-)

    So…. About Post 59…. We do agree that, from now on, we call them Malvinas…….. Right?

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 05:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Cher Think, you can call our lslands what you like. lf it makes you feel better then call them, malvinas. But their real name is the Falklands. Yes, l know that some Spanish n's have that squiggly little snake on the top, but my keyboard doesn't have that letter so l have to type an n.
    Filipino has a similar sound to the Spanish but they write it as ng.
    Perhaps you Spanish speakers would like to humour me and write ng instead of.......................no? thought not!

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 07:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (65) Isolde

    Malvinas by International consensus then.......

    About the missing “Ñ”
    Easy mon cher…........................
    Asuming you have a standard British keyboard......
    1) Just hold down the “Alt Gr” key and then press the” ~” key (beside the “Enter” key)
    2) Now, press the “n” key and ………. Voila!......... A Nice Spanish “ñ”

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 08:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frase

    I've always found one of the biggest problems for native English speakers (myself included) speaking Spanish, is mixing up masculine and feminine.

    I'm always careful when sharing a bbq with friends from Spain to not comment on how much I like 'la polla', especially after saying how many 'anos' I have!

    Regarding the naming of the Falklands/Malvinas/Frase Islands, is it really that important that everyone calls them by the same name?

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “It doesn’t sound good… especially the last one” :-)))))) Año
    There's another way, hold ALT then type 164 and let ALT go.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tigre2000

    That's a big kite its a shame because it wont be flying there for too long unless it has the Argentine flag on it. English pirates searching for oil but for how long?.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    They will search until they either find oil or not, then the search will end and extraction takes place until its all gone, hope that helps you.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @68 Thank you Marcos, try that one, Think. ññññ-l've found a new toy.

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    You are welcome, I am glad that you are having fun with ñ, very useful in the future...you know :-))

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 03:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (71) Isolde
    Happy you found a “new toy”; a “squiggly Spanish little snake” :-)

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 07:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @73 Think, you are a naughty boy sr Think!

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Does the Malvinas Hotel... I mean Malvina Hotel have wi-fi?

    : P

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Just rearranging your very own words…………….................... Girl.

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    75 Martin, About your question about the MalvinaS Hotel.
    They have it ...but they are not sure what is for.

    http://www.malvinahousehotel.com/index.php?page=our-rooms

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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