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Yes, they have no bananas (in Falkland and in Bs. Aires)

Friday, March 9th 2012 - 06:11 UTC
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FOR the Falklands to be short of bananas as a result of Argentina’s bully-boy blockade and trade restrictions is understandable. For Argentina to run out of bananas you’d think would be impossible in a sub-continent which grows millions of them. But a few weeks ago, they had no bananas in Buenos Aires shops. Only the incompetent Argentines could achieve the impossible. It’s not just bananas they are slipping up on. Read full article

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  • brit abroad

    Well they cant be that short, there are plenty of platano in their own government!

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    Well at least it's good news about the oil situation. Argentina needs to import upwards of 13 billion barrels of oil a year. KFC should contact Rockhopper; I'm sure they'd be willing to trade. That is of course if British flagged ships are allowed into Argentina.

    We've got about 20 bananas on our kitchen bench. It seems I'd better go easy on them!

    Chuckle chuckle.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    This article should bring in alot of fun posts from malvinero and gang.....i cant wait!

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    ...and to think that KFC is trying to tell us that our lives will be better off if we become part of Argentina. Imagine having a house mortgage in Argentina. I don't suppose many people do.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

    harold briley?
    MY God he must be at least 350 years old now - in fact I think he wrote an article for the Times when charles darwin visited the islands.
    Nice to see he's still around though and still as grumpy.
    Viva las platanos!

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @4 I may be mistaken but I think house sales and mortgages in Argentina are normally in $US not pesos....

    I wonder if sugar is still rationed and there is still no butter in the supermercados....

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    No bananas in the banana republic. You couldn't make it up. Didn't we need a global war to make us run out of bananas the last time?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    As soon as I read “only the incompetent Argentines”, the rest of the article was promptly dismissed. Not forgetting this is an editorial rather than “objective news”, even in the coarsest of opinion pieces is such sweeping language about a whole nationality tendencious and parrochial at best, redolent of xenophobia at worst.

    What a load. Had this been written by an argentine with the opposite twist, it would be flayed and ridiculed for what it is: vile, ethnocentric drivel.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    6 Frank

    Yes, I am sure the mortgages are in USD but not many ordinary people get paid in USD. But with real inflation at around 25% and the most radical pay award increase this year of only 18%, that's a big shortfall. Year after year, that's gotta hurt.

    I asked why the people of Argentina put up with it butI guess they know no better.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @9 as stated a while back somewhere... the average punter bought some dirt and built his house brick by brick when he had a few pesos.... no chance I guess of ever getting a better sort of dwelling with room for a pony etc.

    @7 they were still growing bananas in the Carib during WW2 .... nobody seems to know where they went... some say the sojers et em all.....

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    @7

    No, the problem the “writer” of the piece has is that her knowledge of South American geography and climate is gutter level, unbecoming for a 4th grader, much less a “BBC” something.

    As 4th graders would know, that Argentina's climate is too cold to grow bananas on a mass scale (except in the far far north in Formosa province), but that only covers 10-20% of demand, when there is no killer freeze (which does happen on the odd year even up there). The rest must be imported.

    As people in Europe should know, when fruits are out of season, they tend to go missing. Yes, even in your blessed continent. Please don't tell me otherwise. No strawberries at times of the year, or no peaches and plums. And fruits like mangoes and papayas are a rare sight.

    Bananas, yeah, they are everywhere in the pampa.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    Bananas are always in the shops in most places in Europe and I dont think they would be considered seasonal. Strawberrys yes!

    By the way you say 4th grader
    I left school a while ago and went on to university, but didnt know anything about banana growing in RGLand does that mean i am stupid?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Well, Europe's GDP per capita is 3 times higher than Argentina's. You may be able to get first line supplies along with North America.

    Why would you not knowing about banana fields in Argentina make you stupid? It just makes you unaware. Stupid is when you open your mouth, like Mark Twain once said.

    This lady open her mouth on bananas, and I bet the so-called “shortage” was in an isolated location for some specific reason, as I know of no one not being able to find them (as opposed to say, sugar, which at times has been low in supply and I would believe that).

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rubino84

    I live in Buenos Aires and every week buy fruits including bananas, so you lot are telling me that were imaginary bananas?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @11 You seem to have this idea that Europeans know or care about what goes on in Argentina. I'm sorry to tell you, that we don't. The only Europeans who care about Argentina are the swiss who look after your grandfather's Nazi gold, the spanish who are so economically furked that they'll cling to anything, and the vatican priests who operate the ODESSA.

    Everywhere else.. no one cares. Sorry.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    A Banana Republic with no bananas - well maybe that's a step forward :-)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    DanyBerger Inc Banana exports.

    $1,86 by kilo FOB Buenos Aires. Minimum order 10 tons. 10% especial discount for fellows Bannys and Mohammeds.

    For Ukistan maybe CIF incoterm could be apply.

    Sorry not available for Bennys as transportation down there is too risky and may be to be discontinued in near future. Who knows?

    Warning!: Remember to change your flag before calling at port.

    After you placed your order we will issue proforma (bill) so you can make your payment in cash trough a respectable Swiss or German bank.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    I hear a 21st century line from the British song, Oh Yes, We have No Bananas...

    “Oh yes, we have no Malvinas; we have no Malvinas today...”

    Cheap shot, sorry. Must be I've run short of potassium.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    Funny how tobias is trying to defend his country in a vein attempt to dismiss the articles writer (by the way the writer is a he not a her Tobias), and then goes on to say because we have a bigger GDP we get first choice. That in itself is a load of crap especially when they are grown in argentina as well as other south american countries. Its your import restrictions that is making you run out of things such as bananas and electrical goods. And as for if an argentine had wrote the article, well if it had been an argentine writing the article it would have been full of bullshit history and bullshit anti british and anti falklanders rehtoric. We all know the guy that wrote the article is telling the truth, because we all read the article on how argentines are having to goto chile to by their TV's and other electrical goods, so if theres a shortage in them or if the price is to high for everday argentines then it makes perfect sense for them to go abroad to buy their goods and do their shopping there too.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @13 ...' I know of no one not being able to find them (as opposed to say, sugar, which at times has been low in supply and I would believe that).'

    The world is awash with sugar..... no bananasI can understand ... why would there be the ongoing shortage of sugar????? RGland would be the only place on the planet where you have sugar smuggling..........

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @19 It's basic psychology. If you achieve toxic levels of dissonance you normally attack the source of the offending information. This is an attempt to discredit the source and make it untrustworthy. If the source is untrustworthy then it's not very persuasive, and cannot change your beliefs.

    The thing is, subconsciously the Argentinians probably know that the Mafia Ghoul isn't very trustworthy and so she's having to use Nationalism to create a sense of inclusion that makes them conform with the group. It's just basic psychology being used in practice and all these Argentinians are just pawns, doing what they're told.

    I'm guessing the reason they have no bananas is because they have no cash to buy the bananas, or they're not being unloaded.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    20- Frank. There's more than a grain of truth in what you said.
    21- GreekYoghurt. “Toxic levels of dissonance” I really like that phrase; but, if that's ( basic) psychology, I'm going to have to reach into my archives and rewrite my reports... Not that they don't deserve it. Another tack: perhaps that's what's lacking in CFK and cohorts: a genuinely humanitarian sense of humour that, despite differences. about? GreekYoghurt- those bananas have been unloaded, metaphorically speaking. All these comments, and more to come...

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    Pawns, yes and mugs too. It's no wonder the “We hate Wills and Kate t-shirts” sold out...

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    14 Rubino84

    I'm glad that you can still buy fresh produce. I'm intrigued about how you find the cost of living. Would you mind answering a few questions?

    How much is a kilogram of bananas? How much have they gone up in price over the last 12 months and how much do you expect them to go up i the next 12 months? Do you have a house mortgage? How much have the payments gone up?

    The issue of the Falklands aside, how about internal politics. Are you happy with your government or do you think the opposition could do a better job?

    I'd be interested to hear your views.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    Poor you. Resentment perhaps? Majestic Buenos Aires you admit. And Argentines are not dumb at all: look at your article! Great job Argentina, once again

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @25 Alejomartinez, who exactly are you talking to? What are you accusing people of being resentful of? What exactly are you congratulating? Please be more clear with your comments.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gonzo

    Cristina and her supporters in this country are going bananas...of that I am sure!

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Mr. Briley: Many thanks for your most interesting article- as always.
    Bananas or no bananas, Argentina will always be a banana “republic.”

    Philippe

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    Amazed me how much resentment and lack of journalistic rigor objective....

    I very much regret what could have happened in life to feel that way ...... I feel sorry for that old poor woman.

    RIP Harold Briley

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nitrojuan

    Bananas to the apes of the falklanders... archaic ,,,

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    The move from UK....

    Dr John Freeman, new ambassador in Argentina.....

    He´s associate Fellowships at the Centre of International Relations at Cambridge University and is associated with the Centre for Conflict and Security Law at Utrecht University.

    He has published a number of books and articles on arms control, most recently contributing a Chapter on the experience of implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention “Elements of a Nuclear Disarmament Treaty: Unblocking the Road to Zero, Washington, 2010.”

    hmm....he could help to develop better Anglo-Aregntine relations ??

    i hope he´d a wise man.... let´s wait.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    The Malvinists show their real face, are people who hate other people for no reason. What happened to your love and respect for the islandders, Malvinistas? It was just a lie, I know :) Only two words of Harold Briley and these Malvinist p*ssies start crying like little girls hahaha

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    @15

    Then you are a continent of fools and clowns, talking about places you know nothing about. Thanks for confirming the point I have been making for weeks, you guys know nothing. So whatever you all say about Argentina is simply tossed to the trash :)

    @17

    LCD's aren't bananas. And this is not an article, it's an opinion piece. ;)

    And like I said, Argentina imports at least 80% of bananas, so if there are problems in port of whatever origin, that affects deliveries... shock. And what does other countries in South America growing bananas have to do with supply in Argentina? They are separate countries! That's like saying that if they grow strawberries in southern Spain that they must be available in Denmark. Ridiculous.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 02:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @33 You're attempts to disparage other people's thruths about Argentina have failed, and now you're bitter. You're just overcome with bitterness, and that makes you want to lash out. You call europeans 'fools and clowns' and you suggest you'll filter anything that anyone says about Argentina and 'toss it into the trash' using American English, because deep down inside you really wish you were american... with your american accent and your love of USA, you wish they'd let you in. But still after dismissing what people say about Argentina, you still keep coming back in here and belching out your lies.

    Is there anything about you that isn't a contradiction?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    A banana repubic without bananas. Sound incredible...

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    So quickly are you left with the last recourse for the vanquished? Attack and vilipend the person with facile and gratuitous opprobrium? I'm bitter, I'm lashing out... all because I have in the past stated many know nothing about Argentina (which you confirmed with alacrity), which prompted me to take this cogitation to its logical conclusion, and adduce from it that those who are benighted yet still pretend erudite wisdom of that which they do not know ARE fools, here and in China is that view true.

    Don't take my Untermenschargie word for it:

    “Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” (quote from an Aryan Anglo-Saxon)

    You are bankrupt with your empty arguments about Argentina as a whole (just like part of this opinion piece is), so you immediately must resile and assail the contributor. :)

    I don't have to attempt discrediting you on every turn, you do a sublime job on your own. Add to that your whinging... Oh, I'm a trying to be brit now?

    (how loutish can a human being be when you attack someone for the style they use in an acquired language that is not their own? Are these people for real?)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    33Tobias- The difference is Spain and Denmard are in the EU and I expect you can buy Spanish Strawberries in Denmark when Denmark season is over!
    Arg and Brazil are in mercosur-BUT- Arg imposes import restrictions from its Mercosur brothers!! Some free trade agreement you have!
    Incidentally Harold Brierley(now retired) was a serious correspondent for the BBC and lived in Argentina and Buenos Aires for many years - he knows a lot of people there from different backgrounds and would never write something he thought or knew was untrue.
    Unlike a lot of media the BBC has an international reputaition for not reporting lies and falsehoods - even in time of war they may not always be able to report all the truth - but they never report a known lie or false statement.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @36 Why you be getting mad bro? Is it because you be using that american english trying to be all american bro? You be getting all hot and bothered about you being wrong bro?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ricardito

    “Argentina’s import restrictions have caused great annoyance among Argentina’s neighbours including Uruguay, Chile and Brazil,”
    I would also add Argentines...We are very angry with those measures as well.
    For instance, AFIP does not allow transfer money out of the country even if you have an exception as an emigrant or someone who needs a surgery abroad...This is disgustng!!

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    33 tobias

    You and I have had reasoned discourse many times on this board.

    However, you now seem to be going the way of the stupid Malv & co. It lets you down.

    As you know I live in Uruguay and have many Argentine friends and I WILL be posting WHATEVER I WANT on this board without you permission. :o)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    So he is retired, that means he no longer works for the BBC (whose reputation means little, as British media in general has a integrity factor somewhere between that of Goebbels and a petifogger turned peculating politician who was formerly a serial pedophiliac rapist). I'm sorry but that is the truth, and even the sensible Brits admit that. BBC (propaganda), News of the World (criminals), Sky (fascists), The Sun (fibs and liars)... nice industry there.

    But I divagated... This is an opinion piece, and no one here has told me to my face it is not, as they would be clearly lying in public.

    Opinion pieces may have a patina of factual background but are deliberately imbued with personal dogma and the use of apodictic strategy. Yes, only fools use editorials as facts, and it usually leads to their doom in the court of public opinion.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @36 Tobias, tell us y u b gettin all mad bro? y u no chillax?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    GreekYoghurt, such a source of pride for his countrymen!

    British education. Once, t'was good.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @43 Why you got so bitter and upset? Is it because you were wrong? Ah, that must suck. Being all wrong, and everyone seeing that you're wrong. I can see why you're bitter and angry now.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    I wasn't wrong in one solitary thing, as you have had no less than FOUR opportunities in the last 10 minutes to demonstrate where I erred (specifically); you simply have not.

    All you can manage to do know is play the troll card, which admittedly, is the only hand you've ever had. :)

    I feel so smart here, I think that is why I keep coming back every know and then.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @45 u mad bro?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    I still think he thinks he is looking good here.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @47 (http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/24/orly_bowie.jpg)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 45 What a loser. You're here because you are like a little girl who can't hold her pee. You are really pathetic. Have some dignity and go cry in private.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Here comes xbarilox... I think this is the first time I deigned to proffer an utterance towards him in about four weeks, albeit indirectly of course.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    Wait until she devalues the peso. The Argentines will be really fleeced. But then again they voted her back in. In life most people get what they deserve. Socialism promises the free lunch but delivers only poverty. That is unless you are a crony connected to the Peronists

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 50 you're always looking up funny words in a dictionary when you write your comments, as if that would make you look less f*cked up hahaha loser.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argie

    This Harold Briley is pretty misinformed. Perhaps due to his being retired...

    Nonsense, there is no shortage of bananas in either Argentina or the Falklands/Malvinas.

    I have no problem to buy the best choice of bananas at my grocer, and I was informed by a 6th generation F.I. friend that they're not suffering any shortage of these or any other vegetables, despite some photographs that had been circulating on the yellow press.

    Fifthcolumnists never sleep.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 53 You stupid Malvinista, you don't live in Argentina, what do you know?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Yes, xbarilox, because to arrive at the correct definition and to use a selected term in an apposite or felicitious context germane to the discussio at hand is a banausic skill that can be acquired by anyone in a mere instance of elucubration. Ribidund commentary, sir.

    I have utilized such arcane, fuliginous vocabulary and fustian elocution in my prose even when replying to arguments on the fly and inditing lengthy replies and rejoinders. Anyone who actually attended school or sat down to study is cognizant that it is exceedingly difficult to acccurately introduce or intercalate abstruse verbiage, without easily appearing as a patent sciolist, whose writing amounts to gaudy rigmarole, piffle, and amphigory to any individual with even a modicum of linguistic or epistolary panache. Those who trully know the meaning of the words could confute incorrect usage with ease. Most have not, because for 99% of people on this bored to redact a written tract in the manner I have just done, would take them at least an hour just to find the words, and another hour to ensure they are being used in the correct context.

    I can afford to show off, because I worked and toiled for weeks and months on end studying and edidying myself while the rest of the world (including my friends, and foes), did not.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    C is for contrafibularity Toby
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOSYiT2iG08

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    My Errata with the pertinent corrigenda:

    discussio [sic]= discussion
    ribidund [sic] = ridibund
    acccurately [sic] = accurately
    edidying [sic] = edifying

    Those are the four words of the day for the native speakers of English. Broaden your culture.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dot

    this article made me chuckle, wtach out for your veggies going short too, after all Mr Peck is in your midst now :-)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    @56

    What is so funny about the clip? They were engaging in civilized discourse. You almost make it seem like you did not comprehend what they were prating about, almost as if many of the words eluded your grasp and of your fellow natives. I'm sure that is not the case, I understood every solitary line.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    there arent bananassssssssssssssssssssss????? from Ecuador they come??????????who ate them all??????????????????????????'
    and like this part :”(argentinians have).....historical falsehood and misinformation of Argentinas claim” ......no no no, we have the right way of history and people know it. Your propaganda is trying to make others get confused. Dont buy it.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    *Sigh* Yes Tobias, we're all well aware that you frantically masturbate over your thesaurus every night while groaning soliloquies. Can you give it a rest now?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    No, because this is my way to insult people. Far more respectful and elevated than just saying things like “furk argland”, “I would kill any argie in sight”, “incompetent race”, “spanish is an inferior language”, “argentines are monkeys”, “no bananas in bananaland”, “fascists”, “nazis”, “communists”, “savages”, “indian-killers”, “pawns”...

    If that is what passes for fine language in the UK, there is your answer as to why things are the way they are today over there.

    Chavs + idiot abroad mentality + jingoism = explains how you all behave on this website, quite succinctly.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Anyone fancy a banana? The one in my hand is very tasty. I think I'll add a bit of sugar and a dollop of cream to really jazz it up.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @Tobias

    You use a style and vocabulary in English I have not heard for many years. I would think an expensive or extensive education, or both. I admit I do have a tab open on a dictionary site when you post. But I am usually quicker than 2 hours.

    Personally I enjoy the “test of English” that some of your postings are.

    I wonder if poor Malv1 understands anything you say though.

    Don’t forget that we are lying, stealing, squatting, imperialist, colonial Pirates, what ever.

    Not everyone here is a Malv1 or Conquerista

    What are your thoughts on the claim of “hearing a lot of criticism about the President on the Malvinas”, in the above article.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @63 You're not allowed to eat your banana until Tobias has finished having a stroke.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Have we upset Tobias on this thread? I'm sure most Brits are anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused him such pericombobulations.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argie

    # 54 xbarilox what do YOU know you, MF (Malvinas Falklands)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ricardito

    BTW, I bought bananas last Wednesday :)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    62 Tobias

    If that is what passes for fine language in the UK, there is your answer as to why things are the way they are today over there.

    Chavs + idiot abroad mentality + jingoism = explains how you all behave on this website, quite succinctly.

    How very silly your post was Tobias. You highlight a selection of poor and insulting English; all from the pro Falklands side. You know as well as anyone that just as many crude, insulting and vulgar examples of text could be identified from the pro-Argentine side.

    As to why many of the Falkland Islanders are making such posts: you also know quite well why that is. We are slightly (I think the level of concern rose to the “slightly” level from “barely” in the last month) concerned that this escalation of moods could spill over into some sort of unwelcome military aggression.

    Nobody wants that to happen, of course. However, if it does happen every single one of us Falkland Islanders is going to be directly affected. We are confident that the UK military will be more than up to the task but that's not to say that there won't be bloodshed, loss of life and massive disruption to our lives on the islands. On the other hand, what direct effect do you think there'll be to anyone from the pro-Argentine side who comes on this website? What? Tell me?

    So don't get on some sort of pathetic pseudo moral high ground over this and don't tell me that we have no choice but to come to the table and talk with Argentina about it. We are under no obligation to do that and we also believe that world opinion is not dictating that we do that either.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ricardito

    @69
    Mr. The Falklands are British, do you really think Argentina will invade Malvinas again? I know you have the reason to think that, but I wonder if you think that is likely going to happen.
    I am sure that Argentina will not do that again and if that happened Argentines will not support that at all! Perhaps I'm a bit naif but I think things changed a lot since 1982...

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    “Only the incompetent Argentines could achieve the impossible. It’s not just bananas they are slipping up on.” In the first bleeding paragraph that appears on the main page, serving as a description of the article! I've said it before, and always meant it sincerly; this is yet another new low for biased mercopress. The whole article is a xenophobic rant, and the signature claim has already been disproved by #14 and #68. Long live Queen Cristina, and may all her enemies prove to be so...bananas! =)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2 Possibly a slight correction? Doesn't the article mention $9 billion and $13 billion for oil imports, not 9 billion and 13 billion barrels? Unless someone is selling oil at $1 a barrel!
    @29 & 31 Have you yet reached the level of intelligence that “might” recognise “Harold” as a male name? Seems not. Wonder if “Dr John Freeman” has any knowledge or experience of vermin extermination. THAT would be useful!
    @33 We all know all we need to know about argieland, thanks. Anally-retentive, bigoted, belligerent, cowardly, deceptive, egoistical, faithless, genocidal, hate-filled, ignorant, juvenile, kleptomaniac, lying, mendacious, necrophiliac, objectionable, paedophiliac, retarded, ridiculous, scatophiliac, senseless, turd-like, uneducated, vicious, xenophobic yahoos. Have I missed anything? Oh, by the way, an article is an article. It may contain facts and/or opinions, but it's still an article, thicko!
    @36 Clever that! Describe your own approach and then attribute it to the opposition. What's the matter, dirtbag? No arguments except disparagement? Haven't you noticed you coming up with anything else.
    @41 Let's not forget the argie press. Psychophants!
    @43 Argie education. Never good!
    @55 Which is it? Can't spell or can't type? “fuliginous” pertaining to “soot”?
    @60 Butt out, dumbass. There are some grown-ups talking!
    @62 Unfortunately, you miss the point that certain comments will get an entire useful comment removed. “Killing an argie on sight” is a wholly laudable objective. Spanish isn't an inferior language. It's gibberish. How can you insult monkeys like that? Fascists, nazis, communists, savages, indian-killers aren't insults. They are just statements of the truth. You may be so retarded that you cannot see the truth. That's just a combination of your brain-washing and mental incapacity. It is possible that every individual exposed to argie “education” and domestic propaganda over the last 100 years will have to be institutionalised. Including YOU!

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ricardito

    “Only the incompetent Argentines could achieve the impossible.” I feel this is very aggresive.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Excellent article just proving what we all know, the vast majority of Argentines couldnt care less about the Falklands issue. Its only the President and her cronies who are forced to come onto places like this and big up their dictator that seem to be bothered.

    This issue still get virtually no media space in the UK.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @Islander1

    You are trying to defend what is not defendable at all.

    This guy is a moron because everybody can check easily that he is inventing this story.
    In the building I live I have just around the corner a fresh fruit & Vegetable store and I went there and asked the owner if there is problem with imported bananas. She told me that there is not and she is plenty of bananas from Ecuador.

    This shows the biased journalism you have in UK all nationalist flag wavers may be he saw a shitty article wrote by La Nacion and repeated the crappy article that this newspaper writes every day against gravity law.

    “Unlike a lot of media the BBC has an international reputaition for not reporting lies and falsehoods”

    BBC is crappy media like all media in the world full of leftist pro labour and flag wavers and never criticise any gov.

    Show me please any critic to Cameron on the BBC with the same tone as this article? Can you? of course not.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 71 British what? lol stupid Malvinista, we don't have a queen because Argentina is a Republic. But I would gladly accept Queen Elizabeth II as my queen, no doubt aoubt that. Wouldn't you like it? :P

    Are you OGara? Just a question ñ_ñ

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    75 Dany

    Do you think every fruit and vege shop in Buenos Aires gets it bananas from the same source in Ecuador? That's what I call putting all ofyour bananas in one basket! Chuckle chuckle!

    How much are your bananas? About 25% more than they were last year I suspect.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @75 considering the BBC spent most of its days griling the Rich New labour government, to the extent that Blair and his BFF Murdoch were discussing ways to get rid of the licence fee, then I'd say you're quite wrong. The BBC hasn't exactly been nice to Miliband since he took over Rich Labour.

    Terrible sauce.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yd1982

    Robberies are plaguing Buenos Aires no more than New York in the 1970s (which was more than New York these days)! Much better than almost everywhere else in Latin America or much of the Caribbean and Africa.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stefan

    This is hilarious. The irony of a banana republic with no bananas!

    Maybe you guys should ask fat Chavez for some bananas. He won't care, because he stays far away from all fruits and vegetables. Just chocolate cake and cookies for our good friend Hugo. haha.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Pugol-H

    I have repeatedly mentioned before (and been called a liar for it), that insofar as I can detect, many in MY generation (under 30) have not particularly fervid sentiments concerning the F.I situation. I personally grade CFK's strategy as consummately callow and painfully ambilevous to watch.

    @69

    The reason I highlight the “pro-Falkland” insults is because the sensible “pro-Falkland” contributors don't. You all do a great job at calling the anti-self determination side on the spot when they perform well below par. In fact this page is filled with fescennine opprobrium, which is chearleaded by the pseudo-sensible crowd.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Furry-Fat-Feck

    @ 11 tobias (#)

    “As people in Europe should know, when fruits are out of season, they tend to go missing. Yes, even in your blessed continent. Please don't tell me otherwise. No strawberries at times of the year, or no peaches and plums. And fruits like mangoes and papayas are a rare sight.”

    As it happens feller you can get pretty much all of this all year round these days but the fruit doesn't taste as nice as when it is in season.

    Which brings me to something I have been thinking about.

    Lets say that KFC does successfully and 'peacefully blockade' Falkland, could FI 'grow their own' by building big F-O greenhouses in Lafonia or the like?

    I'm dreaming again aren't I?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @The Falklands are British

    Bananas are imported from Brazil and Ecuador and also some produced in northern province in Argentina.

    Almost more Grocery or Fresh Vegetable & fruit shops in Buenos Aires buy from a centralised market called Mercado central.

    They offer 3 different qualities and prices on imported bananas the cheaper cost 0.90 dollars x kilo and the more expensive 1.54 dollars kg. Brands Chiquita, Dole. In bulk

    The margin charged over this cost is 100/150%. So a kilo of banana or any veg or fruit cost the double once is out of the big market.

    Here you can see the prices was sold veg and fruits today http://www.mercadocentral.com.ar/site2006/infomercado/precios.php

    You need to register don’t be lazy and start to talk with facts not guessing.

    BTW the same Bananas in UK as offer in Sainsbury's cost 0.20 pounds each 1 pound 5 banans less than a kilo. A KG should be close to 2 dollars.

    Sainsbury's and Tesco are direct importers.

    So can you see the difference? In UK bananas imported from same source cost more, the importers are also the direct sellers they would earn more than 300%. They pay low salaries and love the hire and fire to exploit idiots like you.

    They have less tax to pay and according with you UK is the paradise of not regulation and free business.

    I say yes to privilege fellow coffers like big supermarkets, bankers, real estate companies while the ordinary brits struggle to buy his meal every day.

    So mate stop to pretend to be something that you are not I know very well UK is a country good for foreigners corporations and cheap labour imported form Asia and eastern poor countries.

    A brit with a degree in something escape as soon as possible to work in Germany, France, Italy, US, Australia or any place with decent salary and standard of living.

    Only an idiot should stay there to feel like an idiot living like a miserable being a foreigner in his own country.

    So are you part of the idiots or just escaped from Mohams land?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC

    This article, allegedly written by Harold Briley, must be, by far the most bizarre, far-fetched and absurd Penguin News / MercoPress has ever tried to brainwash the Kelpers with……

    Let alone the imaginary missing bananas in Buenos Aires…………..........

    Mr. Briley apparently remembers the following:
    “It reminds me of chronic shortages over thirty years ago when Argentines would take the LADE flight to the Falklands to buy Cadburys chocolate, toilet paper, and even carpets.”

    I say:
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT??????????????

    Did we, impoverished Argentineans, take the quite expensive, 1000 km long LADE morning flight from Comodoro to Stanley, just to return on the afternoon with our pockets full of Cadbury chocolate and our bags jammed with toilet paper rolls?

    C’mon Islanders….…..!

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    81 Tobias

    Well I have to say young Tobias, that you play the part of the sensible one with the moral high ground with aplomb. Tell me though: I know that you are not a CFK fan but - and forgive me but I don't trawl all of the posts on Mercopress so I'm not sure what you've said in the past- what is your view on the Falklands?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    @85

    Leave em alone.

    No need for my Jeremiads or disquisitions there.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @Think

    The funny thing is that brits use to do this but in France to buy cheap tobacco and alcohol.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6158762.stm

    May be he thought on his own trip to France to make up the article.

    Anyway I have my doubts about that this article was written by a serious journalist from BBC may be is fake or the guy went crazy. I remember and article with similar tone circulating written in German from a German non exiting tabloid and was also replicated on Argentina press.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think, yes Harold Brierly would have been in B.A a few weeks ago- he also visited here on a cruise that either started or ended in B.A. I know he spent several days there visiting old friends and colleagues from his BBC reporter days prior to and in 1982 - his was the only Brit voice that reported from there during the conflict. His info on shortages in BA would have been from reliable firends or his own eyes. He would not have knowingly told a lie - that,s not BBC training.
    LADE - Yes that was indeed the case, although it tended to be the Arg Airforce crew who came shopping - even clearing the West Store of Dinky and Corgi Toy vehicles once - depending on the current craze or shortage in Chubut.
    The wheeze of course was that anything - Malt Whisky included went into Arg with no Customs control in Comodoro as your Govt insisted it was not an import as it came from Malvinas so could not charge the usual Import Taxes!! AS far as the Islands were concerned to us it was an Export sale so the whisky may even have been tax free our side as well!
    The Stanley run was popular with Arg Air Force crews for that reason! You are right though, very few Argentines came as tourists.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    The issue here is that Argentinians can either get bananas by land, sea or air. Aerolingus Belgrano Malvinas Airline barely has a plane that can take off, the lazy dock workers cannot unload anything, and everyone knows that most things on railways in argentina don't turn up and things on roads tend to fall off the side of a mountain.

    There screwed when it comes to bananas.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Actually AR is top 10 in safety for 2011 along with Quantas, Air New Zealand, Cathay P. And 4th safest in the last 40 years.

    Liar!

    Actually, the ports in Argentina are some of the most efficient in per boat departure.

    Liar!

    Actually, there have been 3000 km of new multilanes built in the last few years.

    Liar!

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    I can't believe it! I just wrote a 1000 key stroke reply to 70 Ricardito, 86 Tobias and 87 Dany Berger, hit enter and it's gone! I can't believe it. I am not dng it again except to say that it was interesting chatting with you all tonight.

    Must go. My wife will kill me if I stay on here any longer.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Perhaps they think, that if they have no more bananas, people would not call them a banana republic,
    Which of course is silly, is it not ??

    Just a slippery thought .
    .

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (88) Islander1

    Firstly,…. You stories about the LADE military crews are absolutely true.
    Those Corgi cars are still very popular and being played with by the young ones…….
    But your stories are a FAR, FAR cry from Mr. Briley’s…..:
    “It reminds me of chronic shortages over thirty years ago when Argentines would take the LADE flight to the Falklands to buy Cadburys chocolate, toilet paper, and even carpets.”

    Secondly,………… This Penguin News bananas story is totally bananas.
    As you know, I don’t live in Buenos Aires, but such a shortage, if true, would have been front page news all over Argentina.
    To be sure, I even asked some Porteños about that supposed banana shortage...............
    They asked me what I had been drinking!

    I think Ms. Watson should ride some less and check her stories some more………………..

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @90 You seriously expect anyone to get on a Aerolingus Belgrano Malvinas Airlines plane? You know KFC renamed it after a boat that sank and some make-believe islands?

    Some reading material for you (http://www.airlinequality.com/Forum/aero_arg.htm)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Well, some of us lack bananas, some of us lack eggs (pun, not sure if intended)

    http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/egg-shortages-uk-due-end-battery-eggs.html

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mrlayback

    Nothing to do with bananas but thought it was an interesting point.

    Mauricio Macri said the government tries to “suffocate financially” the City. He said that no resources are available to take control of urban transport and projected that the tickets could soar above $ 4

    At least the guy is being honest and probably the only person in the government being honest! Maybe the next candidate for presidency.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    @94 just following the leaders:

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/696595-ba-executive-club-horrible-customer-service.html

    @95

    Proof of why no-one on this board should talk about Argentina. I'm not saying this to insult, but none of you have the slightest clue what you are talking about.

    Macri is not of the government, he is of the center-right opposition.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @97 I've flown with BA quite a lot, and it's a darned sight better than the european competition. KLM is okay too. Are you just bitter because there is demand for seats on BA/Iberia and no demand for seats on Aerolingus Belgrano Malvinas Argentinas Airline? Hmm... you should be happy that at least you can fly with LAN.

    I'll talk about Argentina if you like, because you don't know if i've been there or not, and you cannot therefore say if I know what I'm talking about or not.

    How's your american-english practise going?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Proof of why no-one on this board should talk about Argentina. I'm not saying this to insult, but none of you have the slightest clue what you are talking about

    Now now be fair,,,
    You are on this board, and thus this would include you, would it not,
    Besides, no one should talk about the UK Great Britain, but they do .
    lol.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 10:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mrlayback

    Macri is a politician and is Chief of Government of the City of Buenos Aires hence works with the government and is a strong candidate to be president for 2015 but in my opinion they should bring that forward and get rid of the Botox queen...

    and I can vote for the next president of Argentina ! so... Ha ha

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    @97 wow, a reply that made sense. That could make me angry. Please return to troll mode.

    AR service sucks. But they are darn safe, unless you are suggesting those who compile such lists (including entities in your country) are liars or incompetent at what they do.

    @100

    I hope you really can vote. I woudn't mind him in power.

    @99

    I don't talk about the UK, anywhere near like you all talk about us. Simple math really.

    So when was the last time you all had eggs? I hear it's a big part of the British breakfast, must be hard with the shortages and all.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mrlayback

    Tobias: Its probably because the UK is not in the headlines all the time and lets be fair the CFK government is making the country look rather silly with her demands.. the quicker she is out the better----->

    Glad we agree with the next candidate though....

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @101 you keep talking to yourself. Comment 97 was yours, and you're trying to offend yourself. Then you accuse people in Argentina of compiling lists and being liars or incompetent.

    Seems like you're doing a good job too, you look like you're making yourself upset.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    I'm practic(s)ing my English! LOL!

    Thanks for the practice! (not you yoghurt; I teach English, my 3rd language, you learn your mother tongue)

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    you learn your mother tongue)
    if i learned my mothers tongue, id av got a bloody wallop and a thick ear .lol.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Which is why I wrote “your mother tongue” not “your mother's tongue”

    It's called the genitive apostrophe. Most native english speakers can't grasp it however.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @106 We don't generally speak apostrophes. Remember that when you're teaching your 'american english', thanks.

    How are you coming along with some more arg-lies. It's time for some more for us to laugh at.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    This has to be one of my favourite threads on MP. I don't know why but the word “banana” lends itself to comedy very naturally.

    Maybe CFK has quarantined all the bananas in Argentina for herself now that she is a widow?

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    but what would a widow want with a banana ,
    oooppps
    please dont answer that .

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    I thought 'no bananas' was just a statement about Argentinians have very small johnsons. Which might explain the bitterness and anger.

    Mar 09th, 2012 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    We are privileged in Buenos Aires to have verdulerías (vegetable stands) scattered on nearly every block in the city... with plenty of bananas!

    “Buying bananas in Buenos Aires”
    By Harold Briley

    Buying bananas in Buenos Aires can be a weird/disgusting/pornographic activity; so before you do it, read the following dialogue with the Verdulero (the guy that sells vegetables and fruits, is there a word for that in English?)

    Verdulero: What are you looking for?
    Harold Briley: Bananas
    Verdulero (with a nasty look on his face): Do you like´em big?
    Harold Briley (pretending that he was not an arse): Whatever, as long as they are ripe
    Verdulero( with an even nastier look): Oh yeah? You like to eat ripe banana?

    I don´t need to say that I left before he even finished saying that...

    So next time, when you are craving for a banana, think twice.

    Harold Briley

    Yes, we have bananas you just ask the wrong guy Harold.

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 01:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think, well I dont doubt you on that, but neither do I believe H B would tell a blatant porky - maybe in the area of BA he was, for a few days there were non in stock. Only those in that area could tell us.
    Carpets - maybe the West Store had a good new stock and a newly wed pilot was starting up a new home?

    Tobias 101 - no egg shortage here now - plenty cheap eggs on sale from Chile imported direct by sea - thought there was Presidential decree to close off the Straits?

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 01:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cero

    ignorants

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 05:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @113 yes, argentinians are. You are correct there.

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 08:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (112) Islander1

    You can try to dress it as you like but this article clearly states:

    1) ”But a few weeks ago, they had no bananas in Buenos Aires shops. Only the incompetent Argentines could achieve the impossible.”

    2) ”It reminds me of chronic shortages over thirty years ago when Argentines would take the LADE flight to the Falklands to buy Cadburys chocolate, toilet paper, and even carpets.”

    One thing’s for sure; both are blatant porkies.

    Maybe those weren’t Mr. Harold Briley “precise” words…………..

    Or maybe that bastard Dowling caused that cute little Watson girl into telling porkies for the rest of her life………..

    Brainwash anybody?

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @115 No thanks, I'm not Argentinian.

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 09:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rebeldenacion

    Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the current president of Argentina likes to pretend like she is the “Evita” of the century but she is really a former terrorist from the “Montoneros”. She has severe psychological problems, takes xanax, prozac and ritalin. She is also one of the most corrupt politicians in all of South America. She wears expensive designer suits that costs $1000s of dollars, louis vuitton and Gucci purses, french $700 US dollar shoes, weekly botox injectons, and rolex diamond watches, only rides around in Mercedes, Audi and BMW automobiles, also has a Cessna personal airplane and a private helicopter.
    She and her (now dead) husband Nestor Kirchner have stolen 100s of millions of dollars from the people of Argentina. She and her (now dead) husband Nestor Kircher took posession of federally owned land in the south of Argentina, the patagonia region literally for pennies and re-sold that land for millions. Cristina Kirchner is an owner of a corporation called “Los Sauces SA” which she hides behind with her children. This phone corporation is used to purchase luxury cars, luxury properties and other luxury items and hide the fact that she is the one purchasing them. The president of Argentina is paid a salary of about $5000 US dollars per month, however Cristina Kirchner has increased her personal wealth since she has been the president of Argentina to almost $100 million US dollars, I mean who can do that making the salary she earns.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTBAjfgHLyk&feature=relmfu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTBAjfgHLyk&feature=relmfu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTBAjfgHLyk&feature=relmfu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTBAjfgHLyk&feature=relmfu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTBAjfgHLyk&feature=relmfu

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    Today of course the infamous United Fruit of yore -- whose machinations
    in Guatemala led to a CIA coup that set off decades of nass-murdering chaos-- is know by a perky name of Chiquita,and conjures up beauty pictures of chidhood banana munching around the family table.But while corporations may change their spots and personals over the years,but the nature of the beast remains the same,maximazing profit
    that is exploitation of cheap labour remains undisturbed.

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rebeldenacion

    Others around Cristina Kirchner that are also crooks are her vice-president, Amado Boudou, he is actually an owner of the company that prints money for the government in Argentina, a major conflict of interest, but he denies it, he owns the company in the names of other friends and associates. He is being investigated and surely will end up in jail where he belongs. Cristinas 2 VERY UGLY children, Maximo and Florencia Kirchner, are also very corrupt. Maximo owns all kinds of hotels and properties adn Florencia is a film student in New York and lives in a luxury Park Avenue apartment and is known for major cocaine use. Some of us who know her in New York remember how she always used to tell us how her parents have a bank account drawn on the Nation of Argentina and for her family money is no object. These 2 corrupt children of Cristina Kirchner are self proclaimed “militants”, they belong to 2 internal terrorist groups which Cristina Kirchner finances, “La Cámpora” and “Quebracho”. “La Cámpora” goes around to the poor shantytowns around the cities in Argentina and gives the poor people a bag of groceries, a sausage sandwich called “choripan” and $20 pesos to buy their votes. These people have no choice but to accept this as they are extremely poor and have no other hope. “Quebracho” is a terrorist group which Cristina Kirchner pays to protect her, they disguise their faces and go around shaking down businesses to get money and give back to the president. They are also responsible for drug dealing, robberies and murders.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTBAjfgHLyk&feature=relmfu
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=azwWSN2pukk
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSvQw00SV-c
    www.ripoffreport.com/government-worker/argentina-tourists-m/argentina-tourists-murdered-l-33f51.htm
    www.ripoffreport.com/federal-government/cristina-kirchner/cristina-kirchner-cristina-kir-dc9b0.htm

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #72 “Anally-retentive, bigoted, belligerent, cowardly, deceptive, egoistical, faithless, genocidal, hate-filled, ignorant, juvenile, kleptomaniac, lying, mendacious, necrophiliac, objectionable, paedophiliac, retarded, ridiculous, scatophiliac, senseless, turd-like, uneducated, vicious, xenophobic yahoos...Describe your own approach and then attribute it to the opposition....No arguments except disparagement”

    You couldn't make it up, and I couldn't put it better myself!

    #76 Its a manner of speech, I saw somewhere that Cristina actually liked the (originally hostile I think) nickname Reina Cristina, so I use it, anyway like Madonna is the Queen of pop she's the Queen of progressive politics, of beauty, and of the hearts of millions. As a matter of fact I quite like Elizabeth II, its not her I'd counterpose to Cristina but Cameron. Interesting thats she's been around 60 years though and no-ones complaining about term limits, we're celebrating; while I don't think Cristina will make her diamond jubilee, surely a few more terms, if the people vote for her, would be good appropriate for such a national icon

    #96 et all Isn't Macri the guy in charge of the BA police who gets them to attack protesters, then everyone says Cristina's being a dictator; wouldn't want to roll out his approach nationwide. While he makes trains more expensive Cristina is working hard to make them safer

    #117&119 I don't know where to even start with you, you sound like the junta calling all progressive activists, whether the president or her supporters, terrorists. Real pro-poor campaigners don't mind at all Cristina's glamorous tastes in clothes, what matters most is her politics and you can't deny her chic fashion suits her. You talk as if you know Florencia personally; what did she reject you and now your all bitter and twisted? =) Or maybe you've just cut and pasted from the ridiculous articles you've attached which repeat the allegations verbatim; absolutely obvious tissues of lies

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  • GreekYoghurt

    @120 “what matters most is her politics”, you couldn't be more right. However, it seems like she's been taking lessons off of Cobra Commander in that regard, I just hoped she'd wear the same mask (http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3900000/Cobra-Commander-gi-joe-3981525-1024-768.jpg)

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  • McClick

    But why the all noises and why now ? It is and always been about four key British American geopolitical objectives.

    1-- Maintaining the geopolitical prowess in South Atlantic.

    2-- Projecting US--UK power on Antartica,where UK-US territorial claims
    overlap with Argentina's(whish has all but withdrawn from White Continent)and Chile's ( not a problem as they are traditional geopolitic allies of Britain).

    3-- Projecting UK-USA power over Argentina's immensly rich and grossly under populated Patagonia region facing the these islands and last but not least....

    4-- Oil.

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @122 It's not the British driving these noises, it's the argentines. Your claims that Argentina has all but withdrawn from Antarctica are complete and utter 80llox.

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    But why the all noises and why now ? It is and always been about four key Argentine geopolitical objectives.

    1-- Maintaining the geopolitical prowess in South Atlantic [. Agreed]

    2-- Projecting Argentine power on Antarctica ,Against any other claim, [agreed]


    3-- Projecting Argentine power over Argentina's immensely rich and grossly under populated Patagonia region facing the these islands [agreed]
    4, it seems to be all argentines fault then,
    Mmmm the world agrees .
    .

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    @ 124

    Successive Governments all had someting in common,they upheld two key factors fully alligned to Global Power Masters' requirements and needs....

    1 - Never investigate the origin of huge Argentina Public Debt initiated under the Military Regime that usurped power from 1976 - 1983 That debt should be repudiated as “” Odious Debt“” under International Law
    and in order to ensure that this never happens and that the GlobalPower
    Masters may wield full control over the Argentina...

    2-- Dismantle the Argentina Armed Force ---this has been completely achieved , today Argentina's military credibility and dissuasion are all but nothing,not only visa vis UK- US against whom who went on to war 1982,but also compared to traditional UK-US allied neighbours like Chile
    who maintain modern ,credible armed forces.

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-32-uk

    Was talking to a friend earlier about the Falklands he says that it if the Falklands had a population of say 30,000 instead of 3,000 Argentina would have to drop their claim, as the islands would be too populated to ship sufficient Argentinians in. Also it would be impossible to re-home 30,000 people, 3,000 he said was possible.

    He normally talks sh*t, but I thought I would ask peoples opinions, is a baby boom the answer?

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @126 I'd have to concur with your friend as this was a point I made last week. If the Falkland islanders developed significantly using their oil money and diversified into different industries, bringing in targeted people to live tax free, then you'd have a great little economy there. This would resolve the issues with ethnic cleansing.

    However, the argentinians would still have some weird HK argument as if the land was leased from them, which it wasn't. But with a more significant economy you can get back to ignoring the Argies again.

    Mar 10th, 2012 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    125 McClick (
    Your first question was not fully understood,,
    But your 2nd question/answer,

    2-- Dismantle the Argentina Armed Force ---this has been completely achieved ,

    Allow me to enlighten you,

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

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

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

    Do not underestimate a countries ability to do things, others think cannot be done,

    In reality you do not need a big military to fight or even win a conflict.

    Anything that is properly planed and executed can be accomplished,

    CFK has everything to gain,
    But nothing to lose,

    The argentine people has nothing to gain,
    But everything to lose.

    History will prove some right and other wrong ??
    .

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  • JORGE1982

    What a load of bullshit this propaganda is posting!!! Unbelievable!!!

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 02:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Helber Galarga

    such poor journalism.
    I cannot fathom how others fail to see the shortcomings and utter bias in this sort of journalism.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 06:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    No bananas in Buenos Aires or the Falklands? Not true - both are full of bananas. The Big Banana Colonial Kingdom and the littel banana republic. Argentina in this case the latter

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    129 Jorge1982

    After reading all of the reaction and after considering the logistics and likelihood of the story about the bananas, I tend to agree with you that it was a very inaccurate and misleading piece. Propaganda? I'm not so sure about that but the way it is being exploited by the pro-British makes it effectively the same thing.

    Don't forget to keep things in perspective though. The Argentine Ambassador in the the US swears that we (Falkland Islanders) are being held captive in the islands by the British military.

    So if we look at these two cases: on one hand we have a journalist saying a city is short of fresh produce and on the other hand we have a representative of the Argentine Government saying that the UK Government is holding thousands of its citizens hostage in the islands, 8000 miles from home to effectively maintain a presence.

    Don't tell us about propaganda Jorge.

    Chuckle chuckle.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    @ 128

    Menem's Minister D.Cavallo negotiated unconditional surrender with Britain under a treaty that became Argentine Law No : 24.184 almost unanimously passed in Congress 11 December 1990 opening their economy to unconditional deregulations ,privatisation,indebtness to global banks and dismantling their armed forces,notably in the critical southern part of the country.Similar treaties the followed with the US and EU.
    Remember “” treaty of Versailles “” alluding to the devastating treaty imposed on defeated Germany in 1919 by the US - UK - France..

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @132 Does the Argentinian Ambassador to the USA suggest that the prisoners are freed from the prison colony, and relocated to Montevideo so they can make their way home?

    Is there any nonsense that the Argies won't sign up to? Do they know it just makes them look undignified?

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    far far ....the best article I ve read on the case of Malvinas.
    Im going to give testimony of the truth of this article, I went shopping this morning and there werent bananas. Terrible.This country is getting everyday worse, you cant buy even bananas, you see.
    We must stop buying british products, that here arent so much, and buy more our nationals or of the region as a personnal decission. In my view,all of our food is of excelent category, at least for me.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @135 You won't have any choice soon. You'll have run out of foreign exchange monies and your central bank well will have run dry. You wouldn't be able to buy any british products even if you tried, as it's all cash on delivery.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @120 Thanks for repeating my accurate description of argies.

    “she's the Queen of progressive politics, of beauty, and of the hearts of millions”. I like that. It's incredibly funny. “progressive politics” = lies. “beauty”? Only in a hall of mirrors. “hearts of millions”? No, that's stomachs of millions. The ones that would like to eat!

    Have you figured out how much CFK and her offspring have stolen up to now? I see that an investigation into the source of “her” wealth got halted and has never re-started.

    @129 Of course you can't believe it, Gorge. You're mentally deficient and have trouble with the truth.

    @130 Of course you can't, half-breed. You've been brainwashed all your life. Just think, you are proud of being part of 8.5% of the population of a country dominated by Europeans. Just goes to show. We can get you down out of the trees but we can't teach you to use your brain. It would have been so different if you had had the good fortune to be part of the British Empire.

    @135 Yeah, but you eat slime! We don't WANT you to buy British products. But we have some products we'll GIVE you for FREE! They go BOOOM! What's that you say? You don't want them? Then stay away from OUR Islands! Do NOT interfere. Try to remember all those things you signed up to in the UN Charter!

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  • malen

    We are going to invade you with bananasssssssssssssss
    what happens in europe you dont have??

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    133 McClick
    I appreciate what you are saying, as with Germany, nowadays it was used as an excuse not to get involved with the worlds problems, and getting strong all the time, the German forces today, are apparently very strong,
    But as for Argentina, please remember you still have ships and planes and troops,
    They may not be much good, in some people’s eyes but still a force,
    And thus still can be used, I look upon a country that has no credible force as say, an army of less than 50,000, probably an air force of less than 50 planes a ships that total around 10 [that’s fighting ships]
    But we all have different opinions,
    .

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    @ 140 briton

    I am not Argentine.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    139 briton

    The clue is in the Mc bit. He has in previous posts 'supported' the Scots with his drivel.

    A bit like, or another name for, British-Kirchner perhaps.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    @ 141 crisis

    You mean “” Dr. Stephen Kirchner “” as to saying British -Kirchner
    who is staff of CIS ( Center for Independent Studies-- Australia)

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    bloggers think you are from scotland,
    care to share .

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 12:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Special Agent

    This story is ridiculous. Due to cool weather in Central American in the fourth quarter of 2011 and problems with disease in Ecuador (the world's largest producer of bananas) there is a worldwide shortage of bananas. It has nothing to do with Argentina, which only produces a small quantity of bananas. On February 26, U.S. media reported that there were no bananas on the shelves in the Midwestern US. Prices in the EU and elsewhere have been climbing, while supply is not able to keep up with demand. This story, and all the snide comments it generated, are a crock.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 01:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @144 does it upset you? why are you so upset about it?

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 01:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JORGE1982

    @145 What upset people like me and others are the constant lies about Argentina, the kelperkistán propaganda and the biassed articles posted here. It's insulting because is too obvious!!!

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 05:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    bless ya and ya little cotton socks

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 06:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    146 Jorge1982

    Don't try to say that the lies are one sided. Like I asked you about 10 posts back; what do you think about the crap the Argentine Ambassador in the US says about us all being held captive in the islands, therefore preventing us from moving to Argentina where we can get better work?

    It's about 21 pages back (30 Dec). I can copy and paste it if you need a reminder.

    Quite clearly, the Argentine Government resurrected the whole issue and started a dirty tricks campaign in the second half of last year which has caused escalation to the point we're at now.

    So don't don't cry to me Argentina.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 07:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @146 Boo hooo booo hooo, just have a nice cry like a girl and let it all out... all those tears about not getting what you want, which is someone else's land. Booo hooo boo hooo.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #121 Who'da thunk it, Greek's a Taliban who wants beautiful women to cover up! =) Whats the problem, worried if you see her full beauty she'll “tempt” you? =)

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @150 Although cobra commander supports terrorism, just like Argentina does (The Condors, etc), I think Cobra Commander's mask is more designed to cover his disfigured face...as compared to covering yourself completely to give you honour and walking 20 paces behind your husband-owner-master.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Special Agent

    I'm not on any side here. Just saying that article is not supported by facts. Guy goes to Argentina and can't buy bananas and says it proves a grater truth that the whole country is incompetent. As a reporter, he's the one who is incompetent. Argentina has plenty of self-inflicted problems. Banana shortages just aren't among them.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @152 That's the difference between subjective and objective facts. The reporter can only report what he or she experiences first or verified second hand. It's hardly incompetence, just maybe where she or he went there were no bananas.

    It's a bit like Karma really. You take bananas away from the falkland islanders and suddenly you have none either.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    152 Special Agent

    You might be new to MercoPress and the rag-tag bunch of no-hopers that are the Argie bloggers, with a few notable exceptions who do their best to keep the standards up.

    What is amusing about the whole thing is that IT COULD VERY WELL BE TRUE!!!!

    The present government run by the Mad Bitch goes from crisis to crisis yet still they think they rule the world, they really do.

    The Falklands issue (there are no Malvinas) is cut and dried: every country in the civilised world knows it. The issue of sovereignty lies with the Islanders. Would you want to be ruled by a government that wants you off you home for 9 generations (for some of the Islanders) when most of the government are first generation and second at best. They despise us Brits but still think they can 'demand and insist' about everything being their way.

    The shortages of medicines has come about because of the import restrictions put in place because Argentina is going broke in US$ terms. The Mad Bitch is now trying to raid what bit of US$ they have left to 'support' the pesos.

    Argentina was once a great country, No 4 in the world no less in 1904, then the Unions came and local politicians instead of landed interests: very similar to the UK when Labour got in after WW2 and proceded to fcuk the country every time they got in.

    The difference is that Brits know we were fcuked and are doing something about it. Argentina is in a perpetual state of denial.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rebeldenacion

    Mad psychotic bitch is the best term for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner!
    Others around Cristina Kirchner that are also crooks are her vice-president, Amado Boudou, he is actually an owner of the company that prints money for the government in Argentina, a major conflict of interest, but he denies it, he owns the company in the names of other friends and associates. He is being investigated and surely will end up in jail where he belongs. Cristinas 2 VERY UGLY children, Maximo and Florencia Kirchner, are also very corrupt. Maximo owns all kinds of hotels and properties adn Florencia is a film student in New York and lives in a luxury Park Avenue apartment and is known for major cocaine use. Some of us who know her in New York remember how she always used to tell us how her parents have a bank account drawn on the Nation of Argentina and for her family money is no object. These 2 corrupt children of Cristina Kirchner are self proclaimed “militants”, they belong to 2 internal terrorist groups which Cristina Kirchner finances, “La Cámpora” and “Quebracho”. “La Cámpora” goes around to the poor shantytowns around the cities in Argentina and gives the poor people a bag of groceries, a sausage sandwich called “choripan” and $20 pesos to buy their votes. These people have no choice but to accept this as they are extremely poor and have no other hope. “Quebracho” is a terrorist group which Cristina Kirchner pays to protect her, they disguise their faces and go around shaking down businesses to get money and give back to the president. They are also responsible for drug dealing, robberies and murders.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTBAjfgHLyk&feature=relmfu
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=azwWSN2pukk
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSvQw00SV-c
    www.ripoffreport.com/government-worker/argentina-tourists-m/argentina-tourists-murdered-l-33f51.htm
    www.ripoffreport.com/federal-government/cristina-kirchner/cristina-kirchner-cristina-kir-dc9b0.htm

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dane

    @33 tobias,

    Strawberries grown in Spain are actually available in Denmark. But when in season we grow our own strawberries. When not in season we get them from Spain, Israel, Thailand and other exotic places.

    You know why?

    Because we're not rules by a nationalist, pseudo-marxist!

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McClick

    @ 155

    How can I help you ?

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @ChrisR

    Every time you made one new post even more you damage your credibility have you noted that? Are you sure you are not a journalist of La Nación?

    Argentina is one of the countries in the world with a huge pharmaceutical industry, more than 300 just pharmaceutical manufactures produce medicine in Argentina (comparable with UK see list here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pharmaceutical_manufacturers_in_the_United_Kingdom). Also Argentina is a medicine exporter including to Europe (Spain and Germany to cite examples) and also exports pharmaceutical drug based product.

    So if you have ran out of Rivotril, Klonopin or Rivatril and started to have schizoid episodes you can always have Clonagin, Clonax, Clonazepam y Neuryl or any other Benzodiazepine base product made in Argentina. Don’t worry is the same and you will fill so good again.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 05:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    158 Danny-Burger

    You obviously take me for as big an idiot as you. Did you really think I would fall for 'the same as the UK' crap?

    Rather than quote Wikepedia I used the Pharma ind worldwide search site using the following parameters:
    Country,
    All pharma manufacturers,
    'global search' (no delineating restriction so you get medical machines as well) SO IT'S THE SAME SEARCH FOR BOTH COUNTRIES.

    ARGENTINA = 89

    UK = 738

    And, unlike you and your despicable friend 'I don't Think' I do not make up my information. The restrictions were reported by my neighbour whose 89 year old mother requires some special medication and they had to get permission to obtain it from Uruguay because Argentina had run out and could not get any more into the country. Presumably they had to bribe the Aduanas at Argentina to get it through.

    And I suppose you want to kid me your are medically qualified by your grammatically illiterate claim that “Don’t worry is the same”. Ha, Ha, Ha, etc. Grow up.

    To further disappoint you I am a Professional Electrical Mechanical Engineer, now retired in Uruguay.

    I have worked in many industries world-wide for large conglomerates who chose my company (yes, I owned it) for trouble-shooting services and sytems development.

    During many of the projects we were responsible to our client to identify 'weak' performers in the business AT ALL levels, quoting hard evidence, so they could be moved to more suitable jobs or fired. I don't need to tell you what happened to people like you who habitually lied to us, do I?

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @ChrisRambo

    Again with wrong information:
    “En Argentina, existen hoy alrededor de 300‘ laboratorios...”

    Translation: “In Argentina exist today around 300 Laboratories...” This paper is from year 2000 (12 years old). Official source scanned.
    http://www.cndc.gov.ar/dictamenes/39_1_000090.pdf

    Close to 60% of the local (indigenous) Pharma industry controls the local market and also competes abroad with multinationals. Like in Uruguay where 30% of the market is on hands of argies labs.

    If you are not convinced yet you can ask this guy Lic. Jorge González Director G&A Pharma Consulting you can call him http://www.cndc.gov.ar/dictamenes/39_1_000090.pdf

    “Tenemos más de 350 laboratorios farmacéuticos en Argentina”
    Translation “We have more than 350 pharma labs in Argentina”

    From UK Govt.

    “The UK pharmaceutical sector has more than 300 companies, employing over 75,000
    people”

    http://www.cndc.gov.ar/dictamenes/39_1_000090.pdf

    http://www.cndc.gov.ar/dictamenes/39_1_000090.pdf

    “Professional Electrical Mechanical Engineer” ???
    “During many of the projects we were responsible to our client to identify 'weak' performers in the business AT ALL levels, quoting hard evidence, so they could be moved to more suitable jobs or fired”

    can you see now how inefficient you were?

    Anyway I’m to start a project with blob multitouch screen tech.
    Do you think that TUIO protocol and reacTIVision is the way to go? Do you recommend me to use laser beams or framed infrared leds?
    Can I have any advice from you? Oh wait a minute you can just only repair washing machines F@ck wanna gona do now?

    You are an Idiot ChrisRambo when are you go to admit it?

    Mar 13th, 2012 - 04:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @160 DanyBerger seems very angry indeed. He seems to be spouting nonsense about electronics things that he doesn't understand.

    What everyone failed to mention is that Argentina doesn't have IP protection a lot of things, including on Pharma. So no western Pharma companies will go near it with a long stick. They make their own fake versions of western Pharma products and their labs are simply there to reverse engineer other people's medicines. They have a lot of labs doing that, they're not doing original research, far from it.

    That's how they roll, copy other people's stuff.

    Mar 13th, 2012 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dr Carrizal

    Why would the RGs want/need to export them, anyway? Aren't there enough neurotic, schizoid air bandits there to consume the entire national production, de toda manera...

    Mar 13th, 2012 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    161 GreekYoghurt

    I know that Paraexel, Johnson and Johnson and GSK do a lot of drugs testing in Argentina and the like. We are always getting calls from south American countries, that's what I like about this job.

    The one joke that never gets old is when you have a call from a site in Columbia and the doctor is telling you that he hasn't enough drugs to give the patient.... LOL

    Oh come on!! you can't write that sort of comedy!!

    Mar 13th, 2012 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    160 Danny Berger

    There you go again - disparaging me. I have answered your questions on another topic (your idiotic mis-understanding of Isoldes Russian Roulette post) and I see from the stupid conclusions that you have jumped on here to that you still don't get it do you?

    Adios, idiota (goodbye, idiot)

    Mar 13th, 2012 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (159) ChrisR

    You say:
    ”I don't need to tell you what happened to people like you who habitually lied to us, do I?”

    Let me guess…..:

    They got their throats cut !............. like in….:
    ”12 ChrisR
    …..I can cut their throats on the fly with my razor sharp flick-knife. And it will be back in my pocket before they have finished dying and anyone knows who has done it.”
    en.mercopress.com/2011/12/13/rockhopper-announces-fantastic-result-with-third-oil-discovery-in-falklands

    Or maybe their carotids slashed !........ like in…..:
    ”67 ChrisR
    I would keep my mouth shut in case someone (like me) came along and slashed your left carotid artery, your windpipe and your right carotid artery from behind you (with my razor sharp flick-knife) before you even knew what was happening……..”
    en.mercopress.com/2012/01/30/contruction-of-st-helena-airport-begins-next-may-should-be-ready-in-48-months

    Mr. Berger is right …............ You are a “real” Rambo.
    Chuckle chuckle®

    PS:
    (163) toooldtodieyoung

    Hahaha……. Very funny………. Hahahaha……..

    ”……..a call from a site in Columbia and the doctor is telling you that he hasn't enough drugs to give the patient.... ”

    Hahahaha……......................... Just a question…..:

    Was it British Columbia?……….. or District of Columbia?

    Mar 13th, 2012 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    165 Think

    no, no neither. The South American country Columbia. That's what makes it so funny!!

    Little things please little minds and all that...... but in this job, you get your laughs where you can.

    Mar 13th, 2012 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (166)
    You just confirmed what I thought all along............

    You are a Turnip...
    You are a Turnip that doesn't understand irony.
    You are a Turnip that doesn't know anything about geography.

    PS:
    A “Clue” to an irony-less & geography-less turnip....
    There is NO Country called Columbia in South America.......

    Mar 13th, 2012 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @GreekYoghurt

    “DanyBerger seems very angry indeed.”
    I’m not angry mate why I should be?

    “He seems to be spouting nonsense about electronics things that he doesn't understand.”
    Ask me any question about the subject if you are so smart.

    @ChrisRambo

    “There you go again - disparaging me. I have answered your questions on another topic (your idiotic mis-understanding of Isoldes Russian Roulette post) and I see from the stupid conclusions that you have jumped on here to that you still don't get it do you?”

    The question is could anyone have played Russian Roulette with a “Pistol FM Ballester Molina 11.25 mm or SC 11.25” at that time?

    Of course not, because you need a revolver to do that. Its that simple.

    Mar 14th, 2012 - 07:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    165 Think

    Wow, I see you have learnt a new word and boy, did you pick it up and run with it!!! Well done, I congratulate you on your secure grounding in the English language.

    But never mind son, maybe you “think” too much, or is it not enough? anyway you've still got a long way to go, but I'm sure you'll get there in the end.......... Keep “think”ing

    Mar 14th, 2012 - 08:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @169... you can tell when thicko has nothing to contribute.... has to pick up on typos.... same as that pedantic prat Danyberger... anyone with half a brain would know the intent of the original statement.... when you have someone mucking a round with a gun at the back of your head it is neither here nor there whether its a pistol or revolver..... its just a cunt act...

    Mar 14th, 2012 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    170 Frank

    I thought that he was needlessly splitting hairs. I wasn't going to call him a f**kwit because he had already embraassed himself in front of so many people but i see your point.

    Only a k**bend of the highest order would know what you are talking about but then pretend not know just to try and score some cheap points.... It's actually funnier than my original post ( Is that ironic enough for you “think”? ) and sad all at the same time....

    Mar 14th, 2012 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    168 Danny Burger

    I know I am breaking what I said about not replying to you but there you go again: LYING BASTARD.

    I NEVER said ““Pistol FM Ballester Molina 11.25 mm or SC 11.25” at that time?” NOR is that the question.

    I said DA (double action so you don't start lying about that) semi-automatic (NOT automatic - don't start lying about that - even if you know the difference) pistol. AND THAT IS TRUE.

    I liked the 'washiung machine' touch, it shows how much you don't know about PROFESSIONAL Engineers.

    Just like you don't know much about blob touchscreen technology. If you really don't know whether to use LED's (and which type of application) or lasers, then you have not done the application revue properly. This is fundamental to the outcomes of the project.

    So I will give you one last piece of advice. Tell your new boss that you were right to tell me you were fcuked without my advice and that he had better telephone the Chinese.

    They will already have whatever you boss needs and will be able to design his project better than you and make it cheaper than he can. At least you won't be lying then.

    AHHH! Just thought of one problem he will have with the Chinese: they WILL want paying BEFORE they ship and it will need to be USD. So now you are both fcuked!

    I see the other lying, hypocritical BASTARD, 'I don't Think' is still wetting his knickers over me - tell him to get over it.

    Mar 14th, 2012 - 11:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Turkey Neck likes her bananas.
    Enough said.

    Mar 14th, 2012 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @ChrisRambo,

    “I NEVER said ““Pistol FM Ballester Molina 11.25 mm or SC 11.25” at that time?””

    Your are such a mythomaniac person, you pretend to know about military weapons and war stuff. But you have not any idea about the weapon used by Argie soldier in 1982.

    So now you tell me please, how can someone plays Russian Roulette with a “FMBM 11.25mm or FMSC 11.25mm”?

    Its is not possible so Mr. Think was absolutely right you are a big scam and a compulsory liar.

    “If you really don't know whether to use LED's (and which type of application) or lasers, then you have not done the application revue properly. This is fundamental to the outcomes of the project.”

    You are embarrassing yourself again by getting into something that you have not idea at all.

    To make a multitouch screen you can use both techniques, “LED infrared framed” or “Laser beam” there are different ways to archive the same. The are 6 Optical Multitouch techniques FTIR, RDI, FDI, DSI, LLP and LLP.

    “Tell your new boss that you were right to tell me you were fcuked without my advice and that he had better telephone the Chinese.”

    I don’t have a boss Mr. Scam and you?

    Mar 14th, 2012 - 10:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rebeldenacion

    Mad psychotic bitch is the best term for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner!
    Others around Cristina Kirchner that are also crooks are her vice-president, Amado Boudou, he is actually an owner of the company that prints money for the government in Argentina, a major conflict of interest, but he denies it, he owns the company in the names of other friends and associates. He is being investigated and surely will end up in jail where he belongs. Cristinas 2 VERY UGLY children, Maximo and Florencia Kirchner, are also very corrupt. Maximo owns all kinds of hotels and properties adn Florencia is a film student in New York and lives in a luxury Park Avenue apartment and is known for major cocaine use. Some of us who know her in New York remember how she always used to tell us how her parents have a bank account drawn on the Nation of Argentina and for her family money is no object. These 2 corrupt children of Cristina Kirchner are self proclaimed “militants”, they belong to 2 internal terrorist groups which Cristina Kirchner finances, “La Cámpora” and “Quebracho”. “La Cámpora” goes around to the poor shantytowns around the cities in Argentina and gives the poor people a bag of groceries, a sausage sandwich called “choripan” and $20 pesos to buy their votes. These people have no choice but to accept this as they are extremely poor and have no other hope. “Quebracho” is a terrorist group which Cristina Kirchner pays to protect her, they disguise their faces and go around shaking down businesses to get money and give back to the president. They are also responsible for drug dealing, robberies and murders.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTBAjfgHLyk&feature=relmfu
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=azwWSN2pukk
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSvQw00SV-c
    www.ripoffreport.com/government-worker/argentina-tourists-m/argentina-tourists-murdered-l-33f51.htm
    www.ripoffreport.com/federal-government/cristina-kirchner/cristina-kirchner-cristina-kir-dc9b0.htm

    Mar 14th, 2012 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    There is no government in Malvinas, only colonial pirates who have great big hand of Britain in their backsides.

    They must be removed from these islands, which belong to Argentina even before Argentina exist, it was taken from them. This and also by grace of God and Papal Bull of 1496!

    In 1982 we have a much more macho government than today, we had a man in charge and no ordinary man, he was a General, from Italy, same country my grandparents came from, fleeing from British and American Imperialists after WW2 (it would take several generations and Berlusconi to put right what they did to Italy).

    General Galtieri did not take no for an answer, he sent a great military force with special forces under command of our counter terrorist officers like Captain Alfredo Astiz, who is now in prison and should be freed!

    These were the men who removed 50,000 left wing terrorists from our streets and delivered them into the Atlantic. We are proud that they had the guts to do what was necessary.

    But today I listen to the BBC and it seems there are more left wing in our nation. I am in The Bahamas at the moment working in hotel so out of touch with my country. It seems all the strong people leave and only weak left remain.

    But still there are veterans prepared to attack the police for medals for Malvinas War as they protected Patagonia from a British invasion, they deserve these medals, Police should not keep them from them.

    Pirates and Anglos i hate all of you. Even here in the Bahama, have to put up with your Royal family, Prince Harry and the descendants of your Caribbean pirates some of which now Mullatos but others prefer stay white. I myself do not like. Or the children of British colonial pirates!

    GO HOME BEFORE WE SEND YOU TO YOUR HOMES.

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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