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Falklands’ B&S Petroleum confirms 197m dollars to drill two wells in Jan/Feb

Friday, September 30th 2011 - 06:09 UTC
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Falkland Islands oil and gas explorer Borders & Southern Petroleum has swung into the black, just months before it embarks on its drilling program in the South Falkland Basin. The company posted pre-tax profits of 761.211 dollars in the six months ended June 30, compared to a loss of 672.185 in 2010. Read full article

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  • fantazum2011

    “More than 1,000 Royal Navy personnel will learn they are being made redundant later as part of a first round of military job cuts.
    Of about 1,020 job losses, a third are compulsory. Some 810 sailors applied for redundancy and 670 were accepted.
    The navy is cutting numbers by 5,000 to 30,000 by 2015, as part of 22,000 armed forces cuts designed to help save £5bn”.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15120821

    European dream will collapse into a catastrophe the consequences of which will echo down the centuries and bring civil war.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15120821

    tick tock tick...

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    tick...............................................

    tick................................................

    tick.............................................. whhhhirrrrrr..... clunk....

    = Fantazum's brain on a busy day....

    Please try and stay remotely on topic sunshine...

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 08:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Argentina's armed forces are currently on holiday - all three of then :-)

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 08:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Fantasyman - the relevance of you post is? Argentina cannot stop the drilling, now that is worth a chuckle!

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @ 3 ... all three arms.... ? or do you mean all three people.... i.e. six arms and three pairs of legs? Watch out or they will send the 'Bernado Houssay' to sort you lot out...

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    Odd coincidence that we have just comemorated the 45th anniversary of the 'Operation Condor' incident. Could you imagine the consequences of some similar extremist group taking it upon themselves to attack an oil rig that is pumping oil from the seabed in one of the world's most ecologically sensitive region of the world?
    Absolutely unthinkable and I am sure britain will dedicate the resources necessary to ensure the oil rig and the vessels serving it are adequately defended.
    Perhaps the Falkland's government might employ those sacked navy personnel and the scrapped HMS Cumberland to protect it.
    After all - you have all the money in the world don't you?

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Why would an extremist group wish to attack an oil rig? Would not exactly do Argentina any favors. If extremism is landing a plane on the islands and waiving a light blue and white flag around then I doubt we have much to worry about.

    Hmm white flags!!!!

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Fantazia's at it again, lol :) Terrorists managing to find an oil rig in the vast expanse of the South Atlantic haha dream on boy!

    How would they carry out the attack? verbally abuse it from a distance with a loud hailer and perhaps burn a union flag or two....

    Go back to your toy soldiers and Malvinas colour me in books bhoyo, its the closest Argentina will ever get to getting her grubby hands on our South Atlantic.

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Fantasy - we do!

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    hickory dickory dock
    fantasy run up the clock
    on meeting the think,
    his brain did shrink
    hickory dickory clock

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    @3 & @ 5 Red and Franky ! again .... whatever !! :-)) x 2

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Urinehopper (191.38 -1.25)
    The drill bit keeps turning!
    Keep in mind Bankruptcy It's a big hole to climb out of.

    Urihopper Chart
    http://www.iii.co.uk/investment/detail?code=cotn:RKH.L&display=chart&it=le

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Margot, out of curiousity, has an original thought ever entered your mind?

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    Falkland islander James Peck, son of 1982 hero Terry Peck - dumps his Falklands heritage and takes Argentine passport and citizenship.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/8578438/Falklands-heros-son-becomes-Argentine.html

    British government advises Prince William not to go to Falklands as tensions rise.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/8578438/Falklands-heros-son-becomes-Argentine.html

    Argentina develops nuclear submarine.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/8578438/Falklands-heros-son-becomes-Argentine.html

    Islanders forced to grow their own food since Argentina imposes blockade and britain cannot afford the resume regular UK-Falklands sea links.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/8578438/Falklands-heros-son-becomes-Argentine.html

    Even the islanders are deserting the place.
    tick tock tick....

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Justin, out of curiousity, are you still having nightmares about Scotland defeat by Argentina? Sore looser
    Enjoy...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yiUTa2Wm-I

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @15 &14
    Jees the Argies have got the big guns out

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    What's a looser?

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SamSalzman

    Fantazum
    Just because one Islander left the island does not mean the Falkland Islands population is “deserting the place”.

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Even the islanders are deserting the place.
    tick tock tick

    Once again argentine lies to try and brain wash others,
    Fantasy island
    How many argentins have left argentina in the last 30 years,
    A, less that the thousand
    B, more than the thousand
    C, less than 500,000
    D, more than 500,000
    ///////////////////////////////////
    How many Falkland islanders have left the island in the last 30 years,
    Answers on an argentine back please ..
    Ticky tocky
    ,

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    thats an easy one to answer briton.
    The population of the Falklands dropped by nearly 35% between 1940- 1982
    Some 38% of the present population arrived in the islands between 1982 and the present and in fact the number of islanders that can trace their ancestry past 1900 is about 30% and getting less as the children of those Islanders are educated overseas and take jobs, never to return.
    I hope that helps.

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    ah but you did not answer the question,
    how many falklanders in the last 30 years,
    how many argentines in the last 30 years.

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    20 fantazum2011

    WHO CARES ABOUT FACTS? WE JUST MAKE THEM UP!

    ISLANDERS ARE NO CONCERN TO US! THEY IS PIRATES!

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    You have seen pirates of the Caribbean as well then

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    20 fantazum2011
    If this is all true, then what's your problem?
    In a few years there will be none of us left and you can just walk in and take the place.

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    24 Monty69

    YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!!

    WE WANT THE ENJOYMENT OF SEEING YOU FORCED OFF YOUR LAND!!!!

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Sorry Art - forgot you! All 4 of them are on holiday :-)

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Fantazumm- what a Fantasy!! Over 90% of young Islanders return home after their University/College Training - some are asked not to - but to go and get experience and practical knowledge first - and then come home with that experience that you cannot learn in theory only.
    Population decrease prior to 1982 was due to lack od secure ecnomic future that was 100% caused by lack of secure political future and the knife of Sovereignty hanging over us- that knife was effectively removed on 14th June 1982 - today you still wave it but in reality it is meaningless and does not scare us!”
    Today,s permanent immigrants are having babies born who are islanders - just the same as my Great-Great-Great Grandparents did.
    What sealink can Britain not afford for us? We do not depend on UK financing ANY sealink for us!! UK has a commercial charter line cargo vessels for its own military use - and we pay them for freight space on these vessels so we give them money!! Then we have our own commercial container link starting again in 2 mmonths time after a break since end may. Then also we have Islands Flagged vessels that sail to S American ports like Punta Arenas and Montevideo for regular maintenance etc and these also carry freight.
    Do please try and get some facts correct next time!! Oh and I dont think the rabid rantings of the Ugly Lady will stop a helicopter pilot coming to the Islands if he gets posted to come!

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    “tick.............................................. whhhhirrrrrr..... clunk....”

    hahaha

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @17 Be serious (#) “” What's a looser? “”

    Somebody who has failed his speling and gramma eggzams???

    or

    a dyslexic parrot??

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (29)………….Chuckle chuckle™

    ”Mr. Frank the Yank” exercising some American friendly fire on dyslexic Brutish parrot, ”Mr. Be serious”…….........................

    And……….......................TWIMC

    The Leiv Eiriksson rig will, at the earliest, reach the Malvinas in the beginning of March; not mid-January as the article says……

    Let’s hope that the Leiv Eiriksson rig is followed by its proverbial bad luck to the South-Atlantic...... Scottish Cairn Energy has spend nearly 1 billion$ in her without results………..

    Let’s hope too that the local Greenpeace folks in Malvinas organize some good actions against the Leiv Eiriksson rig as they did in Greenland……..

    Maybe a job for “Ms. Isolde”, “Mr. Islander1” and “Ms. Monty 96” ;-)

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 07:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    30
    Think you'll find that was good old Marco at 15.

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 07:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Is Greenpeace a big organisation in the Falklands ??

    :-)

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 08:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @25 Thanks for finally admitting the Falkland Islands belong to the Islanders. Much appreciated. By the way, do you have a high-pitched, screaming sort of voice? Like a vuvuzela undergoing surgery with a blunt knife and no anasthetic.

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    6 fantazum2011 ---Oh so you admit that they were terrorists that hijacked a plane in 66 and flew it to the Falklands? Seems that Argentina is a terrorist country and as such should be treated as such. Special Forces anyone to take out the Government of Argentina or should we just send in the catering branch of our armed forces?

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Chuckle chuckle™

    (15) Marcos Alejandro said on Sep 30th, 2011:
    Justin………….Sore LOOSER

    (17) Be serious asks on Sep 30th, 2011
    What's a LOOSER?

    (29) Frank ”the Yank” intervenes on Oct 01st, 2011
    ”What's a LOOSER? “
    Somebody who has failed his speling and gramma eggzams??? or a dyslexic parrot??

    (34) Think says:
    Why don’t you two Grammar Turnips ask the Falklands News Agency?

    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/12/13/buenos-aires-mayor-the-big-looser-in-the-squatters-neighbours-battle

    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/12/13/buenos-aires-mayor-the-big-looser-in-the-squatters-neighbours-battle

    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/12/13/buenos-aires-mayor-the-big-looser-in-the-squatters-neighbours-battle

    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/12/13/buenos-aires-mayor-the-big-looser-in-the-squatters-neighbours-battle

    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/12/13/buenos-aires-mayor-the-big-looser-in-the-squatters-neighbours-battle

    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/12/13/buenos-aires-mayor-the-big-looser-in-the-squatters-neighbours-battle

    Etc., etc., etc.,…………….
    Looooooooooooooosers………….

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    That sweet old chariot keeps swinging on.

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    32 Redhoyt (#) Oct 01st, 2011 - 08:49 am Report abuse
    Is Greenpeace a big organisation in the Falklands ??

    That's another easy question to answer Redhoyt.
    Environmental protection organisations in the Falklands that are not under the control of the island's adminsitration do not last long.
    You see, the Islanders do not like being reminded that they allowed Long-lining which has resulted in the near destruction of the Albatross.
    They do not like being reminded that they allowed the foreign fishing fleets to fish too close to the shore which destroyed the primary food source of the Penguins and other marine mammals which wiped out a huge number of animals and actually forced entire colonies to migrate to Argentina and Chile.
    Any Ecologist that goes to the Falklands and exposes the islanders as completely contemptuous of the welfare of their native animal species are quickly...errrr....made extinct lol.

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (32) Hoyt…….

    Greenpeace is humongously enormous in Malvinas.

    Last membership tally was 3033.
    That’s more than 101.1% of the Islands population!
    All of them, 12 generation Islanders, of course!
    That’s a documented fact.
    Prove me wrong.
    :-)

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Not big then :-)

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Correct……………
    An insignificant speck of British fanatics in the South Atlantic..............

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    “Morally and Constitutionally Indefensible” is how the Supreme Court described the Falkland Islands Government's attempts to silence reports that Falklands penguins are starving to death through over-fishing. The Governor, Chief Executive, Attorney General and members of Executive Council were declared to have acted illegally and immorally in their attempts to silence a marine biologist calling for penguin protection.“
    http://www.falklands.net/

    ”GREEDY fALKLANDERS STARVE 5 MILLION PENGUINS TO DEATH“
    http://www.falklands.net/

    ”greed and corruption at the very highest level of government has resulted in the loss of over 5 million penguins. When a British biologist, funded by the British government to establish a penguin monitoring programme, began drawing attention to the disaster, he found himself at war with the Falkland Islands Government. For five years Mike Bingham and his family suffered police harassment, death threats, attacks on their property, and attempted deportation.”
    http://www.falklands.net/

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Rather than -
    An insignificant speck of Argentine fanatics in the South Atlantic..............

    Fantasy - stuff the penguins !

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    37 fantazum2011

    ''You see, the Islanders do not like being reminded that they allowed Long-lining which has resulted in the near destruction of the Albatross.''

    Err no.....Islanders are world leaders and innovators in mitigation measures to stop albatross being killed on longlines. Our methods are being employed in fisheries elsewhere, including Argentina. And albatross numbers are looking pretty good here. They'd be looking even better if Argentina would co-operate with us to regulate fishing on the high seas in the South Atlantic.
    It's no wonder you like Mike Bingham so much. You're a liar and a fantasist.

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (42) Hoyt and (43) Monty96

    Just to refresh your ”Penguin” memory……

    Here is a post written by the Vice Chairman of the British Legion in Buenos Aires:
    56 Tim Mar 09th, 2011
    Redhoyt; I am sorry to be the carrier of bad tidings. I checked on Bingham with my cousin's husband who is a top ornithologist in Argentina (and S.America) and who knows the islands well and here is his reply:
    On Bleaker Island in 2006 we landed to see penguins in a fair colony. What was my alarm when I detected that the colony that year occupied less than 10% of its former size and in the distance I could see the fishing fleet spread over the ocean. I believe that the fishing has done unmeasurable damage to the penguins, dolphins and sea-lions as well as “fur-seals”, but who is to raise the alarm - poor Bingham tried and got wallopped.
    Cheers in spite of all this

    http://en.mercopress.com/2011/03/07/falkland-islands-other-points-of-view

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    43 Monty69 (#) Oct 01st, 2011 - 04:45 pm Report abuse
    37 fantazum201

    Henri Weimerskirch: In the beginning when we found this problem, there was no long line fishing around the Falklands. In the early Nineties the long line fishery for Patagonian tooth fish started. When the Patagonian tooth fish started around South Georgia, and around Crozet Island, the mortality of albatrosses was very high.
    The Falkland Islanders were the first to issue licenses to foreign Longliners to fish around South georgia - which had a direct affect on Albatross breeding colonies like Jason island.
    http://www.tve.org/earthreport/archive/doc.cfm?aid=1808

    Yes Monty - you greedy islanders started the massacre of the Albatross and even now you refuse to ban Long-Lining around the Falklands but then quick money always comes first to you Islanders doesnt it? - regardless of the cost to the environment or to the peace and security of the region.

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    penguins
    perhaps have a better claim on the falklands, than argentina then,

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    45 fantazum2011

    Sorry,but you're wrong. Albatross mortality has now been reduced to negligible rates in Falklands waters, due to the combined efforts of Falklands Conservation, FIG Fisheries department and international partner organisations. And if you cared about anything apart from your own greed and colonial ambitions then you'd be working with FIG to widen the effort. But you don't and you won't, so cut the sanctimonious crap.
    And don't dare to lecture me or any other islander about peace and security when you are the only threat to both as far as we are concerned.

    Think,
    You'll be glad to know that I landed on Bleaker Island a couple of days ago and was happy to see plenty of penguins there. I'd heard rumours from my cousin's brother in law that this was the case, but it was nice to be able to scientifically verify the fact myself.

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    35 Think, Hahahahaha
    Looks like that I am not the only one who can not spell English.

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    MoreCrap - you can speak, but rarely Think !

    So, anybody got a recipe for stuffed penguin ?

    :-)

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 11:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Rotted, Coming from a “looser” English cop exiled in Bangkok I will take that as a compliment :-)

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 12:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    I put my 'looseness' down to age.

    Although I have 'loosed' a few arrows, and occasionally a hunting dog. And I've met a few 'loose' women - thank the Lord !

    However, the only 'loser' here is yourself.

    I retired to a pleasant life at the age of 49. Will you?

    Loser!

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 02:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (51) Hoyt

    You say:
    “I retired to a pleasant life at the age of 49.”

    I say:
    Parasite!

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 02:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Communist !

    :-)

    I see some Argentine news sources are already moaning about the new FCO website on the Islands - getting fussy over words :-))

    http://falklandsnews.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/have-your-say/

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 02:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (47) Monty96

    I am glad to hear that there are, again, plenty of Penguins to see at Bleaker Island.
    You know, of course, who to than.
    The first one to raise the alarm.
    His name is Bingham; Dr. Mike Bingham.
    A little poscard vill suffice……….
    Have a nice Sunday

    (53) Hoyt
    Retired at 49 years....
    You lucky bugger……
    I have worked more years than that!
    Ps:
    Sorry lad, I do not read your internet sites…..
    Been there a couple of times….
    Too biased......

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 03:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Just a tad :-)

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 04:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    51 Red

    Yes I know, many Brits retired just outside primary schools in Thailand. This is where most of them stay. Looking for new young targets.
    About “loosing” your arrow, well, be careful what you put your arrow in.

    http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2011/10/02/kiwi-executive-drugged-by-thai-lady-in-naklua-resort-pattaya/

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Fantazum- and others. You will find that REALITY(that thing that eludes Argentinians here) will show you that The Falklands and South Georgia Fisheries are acknowledged world leaders in mitigation methods for reducing albatross deaths in longline fishing and that the death rates in our areas as negiligle and virtually zero.
    What is Argentina doing about it in their areas? And is Arg allowing the Falklands to take part in regional and international conferences on these issues?

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (57) Islander

    Dr. Mike Bingham was the whistle blower that saved the penguins…....

    Prince Charles was the “Man” behind the rescue of the wandering Albatross.

    If the fate of those birds had been left to the Malvinas squidocrats, they would all be starved, drowned or stuffed by now.

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Sunday Times article today talks about BP's £4.5bn sale of its business in Argentina is on the verge of collapse.
    Oooopsss
    “BP's predicament has not been helped by an oil drilling campaign launched by a handful of British companies in the waters of the Falklands Islands”
    The drilling is highly unpopular within Argentina, which claims sovereignty of the islands“

    http://money.uk.msn.com/news/city-news/bp-pressured-over-argentina-deal

    The drill bit keeps turning! but...
    ”No one is interested in SL, because SL is in isolation. Lower hanging fruit elsewhere for the super majors. ”

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    “Dr” Mike Bingham

    So where did Mike Bingham obtain his Ph.D?

    Shelbourne University, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    From the transcript of Mike Bingham's hearing:

    “an institution which has been described by the Irish Minister of State for Education as being entirely bogus, not recognised by the Irish authorities under the Universities Act 1997, and a ”University“ that Minister has said his ministry will take action to close down. Further ”Shelbourne University“ is not recognised by the United Kingdom's Department of Education and Skills.”

    Never allow fact checking to get in the way of slagging off the Falkland Islanders.

    Mike Bingham's temper tantrums did nothing, Falklands Conservation had the measures proposed, which are now showing results before he was even employed.

    Never allow fact checking to get in the way of slagging off the Falkland Islanders.

    And didn't Mike Bingham oppose those measures?

    Never allow fact checking to get in the way of slagging off the Falkland Islanders.

    Unsurprising when you're a racist bigot and a legend in your own underpants.

    Oct 02nd, 2011 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benito

    Mike Bingham, has made a lot of money from his “research” despite having only qualifications from unrecognized universities. A search of his name on this site throws up some interesting information.

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 12:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @ 59 .... from the link 'It is thought that authorities in Buenos Aires may delay the decision until after this month's presidential elections, because handing £4.5 billion to one of the UK's biggest companies would rankle with voters.'

    'Until after the election'...... so after the botox queen has the keys to the till safe in her grubby little hands again it will be back to business as usual.....

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 12:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benito

    14 fantazum2011 This is the kind of hyper nationalist nonsense we are getting used to in Argentina, some of us have seen it all before, others are to young or too stupid to know!

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    57 Islander1

    You asked at (57):
    What is Argentina doing about it in their areas?

    I say:
    That question has been answered long time ago…Pay attention boy!
    http://en.mercopress.com/2011/03/21/falklands-oil-find-likely-to-be-commercially-viable-says-rockhopper-exploration
    173 Think Mar 26th, 2011
    ............(170) Monty69…. Some Weekend lecture in Spanish.......:
    http://en.mercopress.com/2011/03/21/falklands-oil-find-likely-to-be-commercially-viable-says-rockhopper-exploration

    And Ms. Monty 96 had the deference to answer:
    173 Think
    ''Some Weekend lecture in Spanish.......''
    Yes, it is quite long. And definitely answers my question about the longline fishery in some detail. Quite interesting actually, although I've only had chance to skim read it for a few minutes.
    It certainly tells us everything we could possibly want to know about mitigation measures, and it's nice to see some familiar names in the bibliography. Nice to know some people don't think we're all ignorant hicks.
    I'd be interested to look again in a couple of years time and see how they're getting on with their action points. It's easy to implement something like that here where you can put an observer on every boat, but in a bigger place it involves a lot more education and persuasion.
    I found the maps of species distribution the most interesting; never seen that before.”

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 02:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    60
    “Mike Bingham, his words. Corruption in Malvinas and the truth about its penguin population”

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/malvinas/discuss/72157626084697187/

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 03:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    If he's not a real 'doctor', then why would anyone want to listen to him MoreCrap?

    He cannot have anything to say!

    Unless he has a good recipe for Penguin pie :-)

    Bingham just makes you look stupid .... well, even more, stupid !

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 06:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    Poor Mike Bingham. He says something the Islanders do not like and he is terrorised for his troubles. The Falkland police even raided his house claiming he had guns hidden under his bed so he must have been a real terrorist!
    If Bingham's research was so flawed then why didn't the islands challenge his work with their own and thus discredit him academically?
    Why conduct a campaign of terror against him and then cancel his residency permit and force him out?
    Is this the action of a democracy? Is this what the british soldier defends?
    A dictatorship!

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  • JustinKuntz

    “The Falkland police even raided his house claiming he had guns hidden under his bed so he must have been a real terrorist!”

    No they didn't, this is Bingham's claim but he offers no proof - he claims he threw the gun away.

    “If Bingham's research was so flawed then why didn't the islands challenge his work with their own and thus discredit him academically?”

    They did.

    “Why conduct a campaign of terror against him and then cancel his residency permit and force him out?”

    They did not.

    “Is this the action of a democracy? Is this what the british soldier defends?”

    In case you didn't notice, he won his case in the high court.

    There were 5 objections to his residency. The 3 principle ones were:

    1. He had lied and didn't have the degree he claimed to have when he started.

    Proven correct.

    2. His doctorate was bogus.

    Proven correct, his doctorate was from Shelbourne University, Dublin, Republic of Ireland and here it is worth repeating the description from the judgement.

    “an institution which has been described by the Irish Minister of State for Education as being entirely bogus, not recognised by the Irish authorities under the Universities Act 1997, and a ”University“ that Minister has said his ministry will take action to close down. Further ”Shelbourne University“ is not recognised by the United Kingdom's Department of Education and Skills.”

    3. That he'd brought the islands into disrepute.

    This was where he won his case. The judge ruled that this was not a reason for refusing to grant him residency status. Whilst the majority of the case against him was proven, the judge ruled that unpopular speech was not a valid reason for refusing to grant him residency. It was the fact that this even entered into their deliberations was enough to consider a Human Rights Violation.

    Not so long ago, Kirchner sacked the head of the Argentine National Bank for not agreeing with her. I'm unaware of similar judgements in Argentina - you could learn something.

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    68 JustinKuntz (#)
    And here is the truth:
    1997 Bingham was fired from his Falkland's government job for claiming Penguins were starving to death NOT for using allegedly fake qualifications to get the job.
    Bingham stayed in the Islands conducting independent research.
    supported by seabird.org
    1998 Bingham was then accused of theft by Falklands police and his residency permit was revoked.
    Bingham proved the charges to be false and the government backed down from kicking him out but reduced his right of residency in the islands.
    1998 Bingham's home was broken into and a gun and ammunition was hidden under his bed. Bingham disposed of them and complained to the Governor that he was being subjected to threats and harassment.
    1998 Customs officers raided Bingham's home claiming they had found a child pornographic video in the mail at Port Stanley's post office addressed to him and sent from an unknown address in Britain.
    1998 Bingham is arrested for applying to join the Falklands police force using an application form which lied about his past.
    Bingham had kept a copy of the original form he had used and presented it to the chief of police who then claimed there had been an 'administrative error' and the charge was dropped.
    1998 Bingham was given a job at the power station in Puerto stanley and shortly after police arrived at his work and arrested him on charges of violence, car theft and house burglary which the police claimed he had committed in britain.
    Bingham contacted Interpol and they confirmed that the falkland police had contacted them and had obtained details of man with the same name as bingham wanted for similar charges but that the man was not Bingham and that they (Interpol) had actually told the falkland police that it was not the same man -two months previously.
    Falklands police dropped the charges - again.
    Then of course was the famous court case.....

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  • Monty69

    69 fantazum2011

    And where did you get the 'truth' from?
    It wasn't Bingham's own website, was it?

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Urinehopper update
    184.50 -8.25 (-4.27%) so far...

    The drill bit keeps turning Beef!!
    ”No one is interested in SL, because SL is in isolation. Lower hanging fruit elsewhere for the super majors.

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  • JustinKuntz

    #69

    According to Bingham that is the “truth”, with no evidence to back it up.

    On the other hand I read the transcript, you clearly haven't.

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  • Think

    Mr. Beef

    Rockflopper Exploitation down “again” today -5.31% to 182.75 pence
    We must be approaching your average on this share.........
    “Filling your boots” and “topping up” I suppose.......

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  • Artillero601

    @73

    Mr Think, in your post on @52, you called Mr Red a parasite? why? if he was able to retire at 49 ... (I truly envy the guy). Based on the present economic situation, 2 kids going to college in 2 years , cost of University at 51K a year , EACH KID.... if the “mayans” don't kill me by 2012, I would say by 2060 I can retire with no problems ...... :-))

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (74) Artillero601

    Mr. Hoyt tolerates my ironies......
    I endure his cynicism……

    A nearly faultless relationship :-)

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    @75

    Oh I see .....

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    @Redhoyt

    Posted a complete copy of the judgement in the Bingham case on your blog. Let me know if it comes across OK

    Ciao

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    @Hoyt

    Yes, please let us know.......
    Would be terrible if Friar Tuck intercepted that E-mail when it crossed Sherwood Forest!

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Can't get any better, Justin post lies now on Redhoyt blog(is it Lord whatever?)
    Hoyt keep in mind that that Mrs. Kuntz brings bad luck to every cause he supports, Malvinas and Chagos case for example.

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    I see Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber are stroking one another's egos again. What is this obsession with homo-eroticism?

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Who wrote a romatic “ciao”(bello) to end the message @77?
    Mrs. Kunt maybe? :-)

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Perhaps it was Mrs Alejandro? Who knows?

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 10:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Thank you Justin - I'll take a look.

    Morning all :-)

    Interesting week maybe ?

    Oct 03rd, 2011 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR PENGUINS, YOU HAVE FAR TOO MANY!!!

    WE DO CARE ABOUT PROPAGANDA!!!

    IT MATTERS NOT THAT BINGHAM HAD PROPER QUALIFICATION, IN ARGENTINA THIS IS NOT SO IMPORTANT. HIS BOOK HAS BEEN POPULAR.

    BUT MAYBE TIME TO CLUB PENGUINS AND PIRATES, AS THEY APPEAR TOO MANY!!!

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 12:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Thank you Justin - I've left it as a comment with a reference in the main section. I can only find a summary of the case on the internet, but I'm sure if you've made any error, someone will point it out :-)

    ” .. On November 25th, the Falkland Islands Supreme Court rules in the case of Bingham: R (Bingham) v Attorney-General for the Falkland Islands (SC/CIV/08/03).

    [See the Comments section for the complete judgment.] ..”

    http://falklandstimeline.wordpress.com/2000-2010/

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  • dab14763

    it was incomplete so I've posted the rest

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 01:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    77 Justin Kuntz - This I quote from the transcript of the court case summary that you posted.-

    ”Included in the bundle of documents before me are copies of statements of Professor John Patrick Croxall, Julian Richard Fitter, and Carol Miller dated respectively 3rd March 199, 15th March 1999 and 31st March 1999. Professor Croxall indicates that it was he who drew up the job description and indicates that he believes the Applicant would not have been appointed had he not believed to be a graduate. Mr Fitter indicates that he formed part of the interviewing panel, but (perhaps understandably in view of the lapse of time) indicates that he cannot specifically recall what was said about the applicant’s qualifications, though believes that it was conducted upon the basis that he was indeed a graduate. In fairness to the applicant, however, Mr Fitter includes the following passage in his statement:-

    “The fact that he did not hold this degree would not necessarily detract from his ability to be able to fulfil his responsibility as conservation officer.”

    This means that Bingham didn't need a degree anyway to do the job of Conservation Officer in the Falklands. Odd that Bingham has been so successful with his research in Chile and Argentina with his research being peer reviewed and accepted as comprehensive and credible by many Conservation organisations around the world,

    “A criminal records enquiry made in the United Kingdom wrongly identified the Applicant as having been convicted of one or more criminal offences in that country, but it soon became apparent that the record concerned related to another person of the same name. The Applicant has a conviction for a minor offence in the Falkland Islands, but as that has not been raised as an issue, I will not address it further.”

    And this proves that Bingham wasn't lying about the police trying to frame him.

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 01:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Thank you Dab. All comments most welcome. If you think I'm missing anything please let me know.

    I see the annual charade at the UN has started. Argentina is now accusing the UK of twisting history, which is rather funny coming from them.
    “ ... He said it was regrettable that the British Government twisted historic events to cover up its own act of invasion. The United Kingdom should honour the commitment to find a fair and definitive solution to the dispute, in order to accept responsibility. The principle of self-determination of peoples was the only element for the basis of the United Kingdom’s claims, which was totally inapplicable to this particular dispute. ...”

    http://lordton1955.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/here-we-go-again/

    http://lordton1955.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/here-we-go-again/

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 02:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    lordton1955 written by Redhoyt? and comments are written for David B. and Justin, no wonder is so biased.

    Thanks to Mike Bingham millions of penguins are still alive.
    Anybody wants to talk about the former Desire Petroleum's Director instead?
    Yes Mr Oily Clifton, he is always involved in wildlife conservation in the islands.
    What a catastrophic fine mess.
    Nice guy by the way...
    http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/darwin_clifton.pdf

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    The British are so funny. They erase from their memories the fact that Britain was the world's most prolific coloniser, occupier and invader of other nations and instead consider themselves to be the moral standard by which all others must comply. The argument they are using now in defence of their occupation of the Malvinas is exactly the same argument they used in defence of their occupation of Africa, China, India,Arabia, Palestine, Canada, Australia, North America,parts of South America,Antarctica, Malaysia,Indonesia, the Pacific and Atlantic Islands, Jamaica, Barbados etc etc etc....“We saw it first”! they said “So it's ours”....and then they were kicked out like they will be kicked out of the malvinas.
    How much time redhoyt? - before the issue of the malvinas goes before the Un general assembly, and will they have forgotten your imperial past?
    I doubt it redhoyt and do you know why? - because many of those sitting in the Un are the descendants of the slaves you bought and sold and the sons and grandsons of all those you subjugated, conquered and abused for over 300 years...
    and they will not have forgotten because they have not erased THEIR history.
    Let the Un decide....let us see the malvinas issue put before the general assembly.
    NOW

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 03:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    More about the “world famous” lordton1955 written by Redhoyt

    “Publication may also help to reduce his blood pressure”
    “Feel free to respond, but please don’t use the term ‘fair’. There is no natural law that states that life has to be ‘fair’ ….. and it isn’t”
    Nice Rotted! You have 6 followers, three of them, at least, well known in MercoStanley: Justin, David, J.A. Robert.
    Get ready for the coming title...Malvinas returned to Argentina.

    http://lordton1955.wordpress.com/about/

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 04:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fantazum2011

    Marcos - and now the British are getting rid of the guys that run their nuclear subs .
    So I guess BA is safe now.
    LOL

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 04:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    MoreCrap - I'm merely surrpised that even you are so thick as to have been unable to work it out till now. I'm sure Think had it sorted long since :-)

    Fantasy - 'Yesterday don't matter if its gone', to quote an old favourite of mine.

    But you are quite right, we brought so much good to the world, and yet our only true thanks is that most of our old colonies are a part of the Commonwealth. Which suggests that we are still appreciated.

    The UN has no power to decide sovereignty issues. None.

    Self determination is the only thing - and it is available to all, including the Falkland Islanders. Even Clarin has recognised that today.

    Argentina and its cronies can be safely ignored.

    And for your information, the 'we saw it first' argument lost its polish way back in 1928 after the Islas de Palmas case. We don't use it any more. Strange that Argentina still attempts to do so through its inaccurate use of the politcal tenet, uti possidetis juris and its unsupportable reliance on the actions of the Spanish.

    The UN Charter was the game changer.

    Get used to it :-))

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 07:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Job description required a degree or higher qualification. He lied about having one.

    “I conclude with these remarks. The Applicant may well feel, rightly, that the Executive Council does not emerge from this case with any great credit. He may, however, wish to reflect upon the fact that he is to an extent the author of his own misfortunes. Whilst the fact that he has been penalised for his views is constitutionally and, if I may say so, morally indefensible, the Applicant’s own attempts to bolster the provenance of those views by representing his academic background as something which it is not does him no credit. ”

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benito

    @ 90 fantazum2011

    A lot of the British colonies were made independent against their will, The Bahamas, British Guyana, Malta, Belize all wished to become a part of Britain, like former French colonies became part of France. Newfoundland was against becoming part of Canada. Hong Kong did not wish to become part of communist China. If the British Empire was so bad why is still 95% of it part of the British Commonwealth and with their Queen as head?

    I think there is good and bad in everything, it is true that our own country has done good and bad. The question is more good, than bad? This is the benchmark we should be aimed at. History can not be judges on the standards of today, standards change with time and politics. An imperial age was one of ruled or be ruled. Todays age is rule and be judged. We may judge others but others judge us.

    I say the Falkland Islands deserve the right to self determination, as laid out in the UN charter. They also have the right to call their islands the name they choose, not what we choose for them. They live there, we do not!

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Urinehopper down again?

    The drill bit keeps turning Beef!!
    Do you need a rope to get you out of that dark deep hole?

    165.12 -17.75 (-9.71%)

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    C'mon Brits....

    Rockflopper at 165 pence a share ...............
    Buy, buy, buy!
    Fill your boots!!! ....Top Up!!!
    They will NEVER be sooo cheap again.

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    You could be right,
    but on the other hand, what happens if you are wrong, and the oil flows by the billions, and the share price goes from 165 pence up to say £9.50 a share, would you then not wished all you argie bloggers bought some,
    Its all ifs and buts, but what if,

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dave204

    If Argentina was to co-operate with the FI government there would be lots of money to be made for everybody as well as a stable, local source of oil. This posturing, and that's all it is, because they can't retake the Islands by force and no one will do it for them, is a waste of everyone's time. You do realize that nobody outside of southern South America cares about this issue don't you? Check any international news site and look for recent articles on Argentina's claims. There aren't any. As for international support, Governments act on public opinion, and most of the world population doesn't know about this issue, or even where Argentina is.

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    99 Dave204-----Never a truer word said. If it was not for our Falklands Islands we too would not know where Argentina is. We would have just learned at school that it was some country somewhere down South that harbored Nazis at the end of World War 2 and then promptly forgot about it. A few footballers would have come over to make the impossible dream come true in our Premiership , the impossible dream being a true multi millionaire seing that they come from Argentina and that would be it.

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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