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Argentine Jubany Station renamed.

Sunday, March 11th 2012 - 14:07 UTC
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At a ceremony held in Government House President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced the renaming of the Jubany Scientific Station in Antarctica, now to be known as Carlini Station, in memory of biologist Alejandro Carlini who died in 2010. Read full article


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  • GreekYoghurt

    Makes a change from calling it 'Belgrano' or 'Groomed Future Leader Fatty-tub-tub Nestor Jnr'.

    I'm surprised Argentina has any Scientists, given the quality of their educational system. I guess they just print their own degrees on an inkjet printer.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    “King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands”.

    So it's in British Antartic Territory then.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Just think of all that intelligent life there though: 15,000 penguins!

    The 20 wintertime Argies are still trying to find the brain they use between them so they can light the fire.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    look what happen when the Brazilians tried that!

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pheel

    I like when you show your true arrogant face and don´t hide in politically correct manners.

    The continent is isolated, as usual.
    You clowns.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    At least they're not another military garrison in South Thune... oh wait.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troneas

    the quality of posts in this site is going downhill fast. some people seem to need to reach a certain quota of posts per day and will post whatever aggressive nonsense that comes to mind irrespective of what the article is about.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @7 Are you just sour because they didn't name the station after Argentinian Hitler Youth 'Le Camping' or their leader Fatso-Nesto?

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Lol the only good and honest brit is a dead brit, Argentina should put up a reward for the head of evey brit in Argentina as brits had a reward for natives in America, any surviving brit should be sold as a slave his land be re-apropiated and returned to the original owners and their children deported back to UK. Long live revenge and the golden rule.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @9 How very Italian of you.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 1 No, you're utterly ignorant, many of those scientists are living and working in the UK now and in the USA.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • estg

    # 1 GreekYoghurt: you´re an bl**dy ignorant.

    It´s absolutely great if you don´t like the current Arg. gov and its groups of obsecuents (I doubt you can dislike them as much as me), but you made a remark about Argetinian scientist which was silly, false and insulting. Shame on you.
    Wise up, buddy.

    Mar 11th, 2012 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @12 I think you'll find these scientists are Argentinians, and they may be very good at what they do. The joke was about them being in the SSIs and South Orkneys, something that Argentinians have made a national cause to own, and the sole purpose of all Argentinians. Then it turns out these scientists are in the SSIs.

    Which makes it all a bit silly really? Considering the UK is hardly kicking them all off. Sorry you all have no sense of humour.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    @ 5, 7, 12 ... Some of you are looking for quality opinions here?

    This is firmly under troll and extremists territory. All on your way now. (surprised at Pugol-H joining in the wallows).

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

    @14 Well they're clearly not looking for a massively biased opinion from you. That's for sure.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Only you could find something to be biased about in this innocuous story about a base being renamed after a dead man. You should sign up for Britain has Talent.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @16 Nothing, I was just laughing at how the Falklands, SGSSI and all that were just the UK getting in the way of Argentinian expansionist plans over ownership of the whole of Antarctica. If it was just Chile, then they'd bully them into submission, but this arctic base thing they have going on is just hilarious, because they know the UK is sat there with a better claim.

    Poor argies, their expansionism ruined at every turn.

    FYI. Bases Belgrano I, Belgrano II, Belgrano III and Belgrano IV are all named after a dead guy too. I'm sure the guy was a good scientist and a good argentinian.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 01:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Arctic base? I understand that as a Brit you are prone to confusing your poles, since everyone knows as a peaceful people you want to militarily claim both for yourselves, and defend in both the self-determination of the... hmmm... the.... hmm.... the self-determination of hmm.... aha!, the self-determination of Penguins and Polar Bears who London swears are British.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    In the end, Argentina will hold territory in the Antarctic, and Britain may also. The Treaty itself is based in Buenos Aires so that will automatically play a huge role if the question ever is raised in the future.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 01:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Work tirelessly ! Funny. So what have they actually rpoduced in the last 10 years.

    The reality is that Argentina is just squatting in the hope that it'll help shore up their flimsy Antarctic claim

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 02:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • johnfarrel2050

    Please uk, go to steal territories in the Artic!!!. Stop bothering in South America!!!

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 03:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JORGE1982

    Common! This news is a week old!

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

    How quickly Argentina forgets her military heroes. Not a word about poor Lt Jubany slipping into eternal obscurity.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @20 can someone tell Johnfarrel that Antarctica isn't in South America. He seems to be having a stroke.

    Mar 12th, 2012 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @18 Wrong way round, gook. Comes of you having gotten there 34 years later after being GIVEN a base by Britain.

    @20 Antarctica is not in South America! It's a different continent, stupid. But we don't mind. Absolutely ANYTHING to annoy you. If you notice the comment above in response to 18, you will see that we got there FIRST! Do you think it's something to be proud of to claim something someone else claimed 34 years before? Watch what you say. You may finish up paddling a canoe looking for somewhere to land. Ignorant misanthrope!

    @21 Common! Of course you are. Do you feel the need to advertise?

    Mar 13th, 2012 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    l was thinking the same thing.
    lt was named after Lt Jubany, why not leave it at that?
    Then again, if they wanted to honour Dr Carlini AND Lt Jubany, they might just squat on ANOTHER piece of British territory, another base!!!

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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