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Argentina promises legal actions against all companies involved in Falklands’ oil industry

Friday, March 16th 2012 - 08:37 UTC
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Argentina will take legal action at home and abroad against any companies involved directly or indirectly in hydrocarbons exploration off the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said on Thursday. Read full article


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  • Beef

    Their coming to take me away ha ha, to the Argie funny farm :-)

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    We did abide by resolution 2065, we had joint exploration and fisheries agreements with argentina, but they torn them up in then early 2000's, now they accuse us of not abiding by them. Sorry argentina but you can not tear up a contract and then expect to benefit from said contract that you had rescended from, unlawfully i might add. Argentina clearly has short term memory problems as well as long term memory problems. All the banks and companies they take to court have to do is prove that their was an agreement between argentina, the UK and the islanders for joint exploration and fisheries and that argentina torn them up, then its end of story for argentina.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    I do hope he realises that international law makes UK the Administering Power in the Falklands/Malvinas and that litigation should be conducted in the courts of the UK. At least Argentina would have its case given a fair hearing before having it thrown out with costs awarded against it.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 09:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @3 Can they afford the legal fees? Can they have a British Jury?

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    Have they promised also to send masked 'bravos' again to smash the windows and threaten the staff of multinational corporations unfortunate to find themselves working at branches in Buenos Aires?

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @5 That's next week, when they find out that no one is going to court anywhere and have to think about a new way to say 'Malvinas Argentinas'

    Just like Iraqis used to shout 'Kuwait is Iraqi' and all the UN C24 cheered in agreement.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 09:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    Is that the sound of a barrel being desperately scraped? Pitiful.
    What court? What law has been broken?
    Argentina has already threatened this for companies with interests in Argentina. It has no teeth to do anything anywhere else. Those companies will know that already.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @7 The UK courts of course. They're the administering power, so legally they have to go there.

    They could go to the ICJ but there are issues around whether this issue started before 1970, or if it's a new issue the UN would have to make a ruling on self-determination, which it did in UNSCR 502, allowing them the right of 'self-defence', a similar concept.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LegionNi

    In all that talk did he actually state what LAW was being broken?

    He mentions UN Resolutions, but then Argentina always gets confused between adopted UN Resolutions and DRAFT Resolutions anyway. Plus the fact that UN Resolutions are not legally binding doesn't really help Argentina's case anyway.

    Yet more hot air from Argentina.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    “Justice will determine the time involved, but Argentina won’t let a day go by without a judicial action” promised Timerman who trusted “law will be respected and complied”


    The Argentines proudly show off their new stand up comedian. Coming to a U.N near you!!

    The last sentence is a classic!! It brighten up my day anyway!!

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @9,10 I'm not sure which law has been broken. He's claiming that UN resolutions prohibit any unilateral action as long as the sovereignty dispute persists, now.. what do they mean by unilateral action? Banning all shipping? Banning flights? Banning transit? Economic Blockades?

    He's treading on thin ice if he thinks the UN ICJ is an option here. Besides, the Argies already said the UN has no jurisdiction over them.

    The only court they can go to is the UK courts, or the USA I guess, but they're completely delinquent in the US courts.

    What's more worrying is that the BAH quoted him as saying “The South Atlantic's oil and gas are property of the Argentine people.” If that's not expansionsim, then I don't know what is. (source:

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zool

    Go ahead Timmerman, If you take these companies to court via the UN then what exactly will your plan be when the UN rules that the Falkland islanders have every right to drill, in effect a ruling would be an endorsement from the UN of the Falkland islanders sovereignty of the islands.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    Interesting that seems like the struggling in the swamp

    Timmerman is Jew ...G.Soros is Jew too but has many investments like
    agro lands in Argentina ,the same Soros has indirectly has stakes in the islands oil drilling companies.....this is just a sample from many others..

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DJ56

    UN general assembly resolutions are not “law” and are not binding on member states. Oil companies are not states, and cannot be sued in the ICJ, which is for disputes between states. What Argentina is threatening is to sue/prosecute oil companies in the Argentinian courts, on the ridiculous basis that Argentinian law applies to the areas where drilling is/will be taking place. This ignores the obvious fact that Argentina does not control these areas - so its a bit like the UK government trying to apply its laws to actions in buenos Aires - but a detail like this is unlikely to bother the increasingly deranged Kirchner regime. In practice, this will only affect companies that have assets in Argentina - I can't imagine an argentinian attempt to enforce judgment against a UK company, in the UK, would get very far!

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    12 Zool

    These oil companies have more money than God. They are like the Pharma companies in that respect. They have ssssoooo many lawyers working for them that any cases brought against them, gets buried under the weight of legal fees long before it get to court.

    With Argentina on the verge of ecomonic implosion this should be fun to watch, the entire country going bankrupt for the sake of a court order......

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    And just exactly who is passing these judgements? Oh, I see, the RG's themselves.

    They live in a dreamland.

    Very much looking forward to irritating the RG's more when the drilling starts.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @14 I wasn't suggesting they'd take the companies to the ICJ. The way that it's all confounded by the Marmierdans into the UK flouting the UN resolutions, therefore taking someone to court somewhere for illegal actions. The illegality of the UK/FIG action of selling the licences would first have to be proven in the ICJ if it was to be then seen as illegal in other jurisdictions in order to prosecute the companies who to all intents and purposes are doing nothing wrong.

    I cannot see how even the Marmierdans can get this through a Marmierdan court in the state it's in. That's why they're just wasting paper and sending letters around to everyone I guess.

    It haveth no teeth.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DJ56

    Most large companies already view Argentina as a risky place to invest: just look at the way in which Argentina is ignoring binding international arbitration awards in favour of 2 large US corporations and is gearing up for a possible bust up withe Repsol over YPF. This will just entrench the international view that the Argentinian regime is NOT business friendly.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Bunch of amateur jokers, no wonder everyone laughs at Argentina, pricks.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stefan

    How will they afford the legal fees with NO MONEY. Perhaps they will conscript their lawyers and threaten to kill them if they don't win the case.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    11 GreekYoghurt

    “With these actions we assume the responsibility of defending Argentina's natural resources,” Timerman said. “The South Atlantic's oil and gas are property of the Argentine people.”

    This really is worrying, the Taliban said that they were acting on “behalf” of the people. Hitler also invented flimsy excuses for laying waste to Europe and slaughtering millions. Sounds as if our dear Enemies the Argies are starting to do the same.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ken Ridge







    Your a joke Timerman.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    This is what happens when those in government start to believe their own propaganda.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    A good post I read over at a Rockhopper forum:

    If Kirchner and her regime want to try and play hard ball with the UK maybe it's time for the UK to repay the favour. I would have thought that UK would have a much stronger case for suing them for:

    - The cleanup of the 18,000 still active land mines that they placed on Falklands soil.
    - Reparations for all the UK families who lost loved ones thanks to Argentina.
    - Reparations for all the islanders who were held indoors at gunpoint for several months.
    - Reparations for all damage caused to the islands' infrastructure.
    - Reparations for the cost of putting together the military task force.

    That little lot should run into many billions of pounds. Just as in 82 the only language the regime in Buenos Aires responds to is one of force, this time legal rather than military. It's time the UK govt put them in their place.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    There's a youtube video from last summer that is a news report. An Argentine was planning to sue the UK for war crimes over the well documented incident where a prisoner was shot while engulfed in burning napalm he inadvertantly detonated.

    Has there been any further news on that?

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @21 I'm more concerned about the 1990s Iraq style messaging.

    @23 I think it's a fair contest. I'm surprised we never tried to sue them for it before. It seems a clear cut case, considering they invaded and they lost.


    Mar 16th, 2012 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jayD

    Hector Timerman






    Line drops






    Sound of syringe going in. Aid drops to the floor.



    Mar 16th, 2012 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Betty Boop

    He says that the UK have broken some as yet unspecified laws allowing oil exploration in Falkland territorial waters. The UK has done nothing of the sort. All licenses for exploration are issued by the Falkland Islands Government, not the UK Government.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tommy

    28 Betty Boop

    Since when did facts get in the way of Argentine rhetoric? Your government is going to have to retaliate against Argentine businesses trading in the UK.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    sadly argentina is making a mokery of the british and the UN and the free world, she is making the word democracy look silly, is she not,
    this will end in the only way it was meant to,

    so as soon as mr camaron or some other british leader get enough balls and a backbone, then you argies are in real trouble,,
    like i said, as soon as the british goverment grows a strong pair or balls and a backbone, your for it,
    [got it ]

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Once again, more for internal consumption than for external effect. Makes it look like they are doing something to “advance the cause”. Keeps malv happy.

    Meanwhile back in the real world it has no effect whatsoever.

    Any company, oil or otherwise, thinking of getting involved in developing the S Atlantic will not be planning on doing anything with or via Argentina. This can be taken as read.

    Maybe Repsol will divest of its interests in Argentina, and invest in the Falklands oil/gas fields.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @29 I don't see that. How about we destroy Buenos Aires? You don't kill an octopus by cutting off a tentacle. You kill it by crushing its head. We're only talking about 15 million argies. That is, 15 million sub-normal homosexual animals. Let's turn them into atoms. Then maybe the rest of the cuntry would see sense.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    I thought that in every country, head of the “foreign ministry” was a diplomat, Timerman is definitely not that. He is just another bully and political toady of CFK.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Borders and Southern, who are drilling at the moment are 5% up today....poor old Timidman...another hair brained scheme that 'bombed' . Maybe he will hijack a plane and fly it into the Stanley public toilets. That would be a disaster !

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    1 Beef What happen??
    Borders & Southern
    “This is a disappointing result today as we had actually been expecting this well to have been completed about now. The announcement has not provided any real details on what the issues were, but we can only assume they were significant given the length of the delay for completion of this well. This delay will also impact Falkland Oil & Gas which will take the rig once Borders has completed its two well programme.

    This is a disappointing announcement compounded by the threat of sanctions [by Argentina].”

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Hector...Hello...Hector. Can you hear... IT'S NOT YOUR OIL. IT'S NOT YOUR FISH and IT'S NOT YOUR ISLANDS. So what the hell are you complaining about?

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 05:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I wonder if he could get legal aid? just a thought. Shit I hope he's not reading this!

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    ”Reuters) - Some of the largest banks and accounting firms in the world could be at risk of asset seizures if Argentina makes good on its threat to penalise companies which work with oil drillers exploring offshore the Falkland Islands”

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    I wouldn't get too excited Marcos, can you imagine what the UK would do to Argentina if it tried such an action? The USA and UK have the banking industry sewn up and this would be the catalyst for the USA which is financially after Argentina and the UK to sink Argentina, prepare for a rapid Argentine default if any action is taken.

    Not to mention sanctions from the EU and other such actions.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob


    Marcos, the current government of Argentina is unstable and in a pickle. First there is a trade ban with UK then there isn't. Then there are opposing LAN flights only to offer flights from BA. Then they let their unions ban UK cruise ships which upsets some of their communities. Argentina is heavily constrained by inconsistent policies.

    What next...?


    Mar 16th, 2012 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    What? seize their assets in Argentina? is that what they mean. That could be interesting, certainly makes you think before you start investing there. Catch 22 perhaps? Surely they can't mean they would seize assets held around the world? now thta's what I dillusional!

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mrlayback

    blah blah blah ......

    more talk & no action with empty threats and demands ! just to divert the attention away from the big issue of NO DINERO, out of control inflation ooh and as I type the centre of BA is blocked off by protestors, 10 km tailback ! what is it with them and blockades does it make them feel macho or summit.........

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Cameron the liar...
    Breaking news:
    U.S. denies Cameron and reiterated his position “remains neutral”

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    Ultimately you have hit the nail on the head. It must be increasingly apparent to companies around the world that Argentina is becoming more and more unstable by the minute and just as the IMF has pulled out of BA then perhaps other companies would do well to have an exit strategy should the need arise.

    The government of Argentina is a complete law unto itself, respects no international treaties or law that it doesnt want to and speaks double speak. They cant be trusted but I would place a bet with anyone that they would indeed try to seize the Argentine assets of a company. They are trying it now as we know. Under what law they would do this though is unknown to me.

    Can anyone hazard a guess how you get from company A assisting the drilling for oil off the FI to company A have its assets seized and being legally prosecuted by the Argentine govt, especially outside its own borders?

    How can drilling for oil in the south atlantic be illegal if the people governing the territorial waters legally issue you with a permit?

    All the companies would have to say is that they have permission to be their by the FIG and what could any court do? nothing that I can see.

    Again can it be placed on record that this has nothing to do with the UK government and it is a mistake by the Uk to respond in the way they have. The govt should have been telling the RG's to talk with the FIG as they issue the licences and under no circumstances should the UK govt sit down and talk with the RG's over this issue or any other to do with the FI.

    Also can we all remember that as yet no one has said that it is economical to drill for oil in the SA.

    nice try by the RG's but no cigar.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @43 Marcos learn to read - The USA said they would stick to their traditional position of neutrality and stop prodding the UK to negotiate with argentina - In other words the USA supports the current status quo as they did in 1982, though if argentina try siezing assets of american companies i expect they will change from neutral to fully support the UK position.

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Hahaha another Joke announcement from a joke of a country :) Can any Argie blogger here give me the address of the Argentine offices of Rockhopper, Desire, FOGL and Southern Petroleum hahah LOL

    Good luck trying to bring legal action against oil companies not in Argentine, You could file a complaint in Port Stanley.....oh hang on a second, wouldn't you have to recognise the existence of legitimate Falkland institutions haahh :)

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    35 Marcos

    Just a jammed drill bit. You can take your hand back off it now.

    Chuckle chuckle

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Timerman. Timerman. TIMERMAN. You hear me. IT AIN'T YOURS!

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    @32 Your comments illustrates your Anglo background. Bloody racist and criminal mind!! You bag of sh***

    Mar 16th, 2012 - 11:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @49 aussie sunshine

    “Anglo background” !!!!

    This is the language of the bloody racist.

    Or is it “ok” to talk about Gringos like this where you come from!

    Just so we know, you understand. Or rather so we understand each other properly.

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Gringos?? what´s gringos got to do with it?? I am not interested in
    greasers or anglos or dagos or frogs or jocks or bog trotters or any Kanakas or blackies At this moment I am only interested in these folks called
    Falkland Islanders. You see their is no harm in calling somebody by their heritage nick name.

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 01:43 am - 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!


    Mar 17th, 2012 - 01:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    @51 What the hell are you on about??!!
    Be glad that you have a well paid job in a lovely English paradise
    and not in that “hell” you call Argentina.
    A “macho” goverment?? does she have balls??

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 02:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    52 Filippo--- are you taking your meds. You don't seem to be your usual self, I expect a far more robust insult from you, that's why I ask if you are still taking your meds by taking them you become more mellow so please don't take them for a while so the insults can be of a more robust nature. That hotel you’re working in, you should tell the management to stop being stingy and buy a good dishwasher that way you can keep your hands dry. Now I am just going to unfurl the Jolly Roger on my little boat it’s called HMS Dauntless and I am going to take a detour to your little Island where you’re working don't worry if you hear a couple of big bangs its only me giving you a two fingered salute the Navy way in the form of a couple of those nasty big guns we have I will probably miss the hotel you’re working in so your quite safe for the time being.

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 03:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cero

    more than you.

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 05:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @53 aussie sunshine,
    Careful “aussie”(har har!)you're starting to lose your cool.
    Settle down, cobber.
    Have a bex, a cup of tea & a good lie down.
    You'll feel better directly.

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 06:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Britishbulldog: Just to let you know. Fillipo is an English poste pretending to be Argentinian.

    He's a troll and should be ignored.

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Timerman: “We wants the precious, we wants it, but master won't let us have it”
    *flicks to the next slide*

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @49 I don't have an Anglo background, convict. As a matter of interest, “real” aussies don't refer to the British as Anglos. Do “try” to be a little more believable. It's an Anglo foreground. Racist? I think not. Considering the colleagues of various ethnic origins I worked with over the years before retiring. Criminal? Not a good accusation to level at a retired law enforcement officer. Of course, being (supposedly) australian, you'd be an expert on sh*t. Bearing in mind that australia and argieland have that in common. Both full of sh*t!

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Audi Consilium

    59 Conqueror (#) “Not a good accusation to level at a retired law enforcement officer. ”

    Mmmm, if this is true, I would reign in some of your more 'enthusiastic' posts/comments as it doesn't become you, or your arguments. They are not always the view or image of what a LEO should project if they really were of the Peel persuasion.

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    In 2012 Timerman expressed that Prince William's RAF uniform was 'that of a conqueror'.


    Mar 17th, 2012 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Settle down mate.
    Australians are generally very good people.
    l have a lot of friends still in Australia & all of them support The UK & the Falklands.
    “aussie sunshine” is NOT Australian.
    l'd say that hes an English speaking RG whose read up on Aussie slang.
    His sayings are all out of context.
    As some else pointed out, Aussies never call us “Anglos”.

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @61 I didn't know Timerman was a fetishist. What other types of uniform is he into?

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    @62 would “ pommie” be to your taste? Umm

    Mar 17th, 2012 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @64 F.Y.I. Your “trying to be from Oz when you're clearly in Argentina” failure is just painful to watch/read.

    please cease said nonsense immediately.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    so wheres skippy then .lol.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 12:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @66 the evil anglos put them all in roo pies....

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 01:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @59 Conqueror
    So Conqueror was a Cozzer, that explains a lot. – Met SPG by any chance!

    @64 aussie sunshine
    Do you know what the word means?

    @66 briton
    He’s gone out on the piss with Flipper, probably end up in an Aquarium somewhere in the west end.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 02:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    @66 LOL yep we´re called skippy. (nice show by the way)
    @68 Nobody really knows where it comes from.There are many theories
    one being that the English cricket tours of Australia the English gentlemen would drink POMMERY CHAMPAGNE in preference to our aussie beer!! only a theory though.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 02:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @69 A theory held by one person and unknown elsewhere but on wikipedia where you just found it ........
    Quit while you are in front.....

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 04:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    He's persistent, l'll say that for him/her/it.
    @69aussie sunshine,
    1)What do the Lebs in Sydney call Brit-descended Aussies?
    2)Did you ever get back to jayD about where you come from?
    He told you that he was from Perth.
    So mate, don't be shy.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 05:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    It appears that Aussie might be the same entity that we know as O'Gara and Fido Dido, two sock puppet accounts pretending to be different nationalities :)

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • shb

    What is going on inside “ aussie sunshines” brain.

    Types in“die eengliiish peeegs”,

    oops (refers to handy guide to Aussie slang) deletes entry and types

    “die british apples, g'day cobber.”

    Hits “submit comment”.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @60 Not of the “Peel” persuasion. I was involved in real law enforcement. Not the incompetent, political, Mickey Mouse efforts of the current British “police” service.
    @62 The person who pointed out that real aussies don't call us “Anglos” was me!
    @68 See response above. Don't jump to conclusions!
    @70 Don't be silly. He wouldn't know where “front” is!
    @73 Brain? Who said it had a brain?

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    @70 nice to see you can read wikipedia. It gives me some comfort
    that I am dealing with a person with some intelligence!!

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @75 Don't continue demonstrating your stupidity. You couldn't cope with anyone with “some intelligence”. Want to tell us where you “live”, sh*tface? Which of the “villas miserias” do you actually exist in?

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Obvious Argentinian is obvious.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @75 aussie sunshine,
    Still waiting for your answers, aussie.
    1) What name do the Lebs call Aussies of British ancestry?
    lf you are a real Aussie, you will know this.
    Mind you, you've had nearly a whole day to make inquiries.
    2) Did you ever get back to jayD about where in Oz that you live?
    He's already told you that he comes from Perth.
    And your good self? where?
    This is your big chance to prove your credentials, mate.
    Are you up to it?
    (his controller is frantically calling up the Argentine Embassy in Canberra!) lol or jajajajajajajajaja

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    @76 my!! you come across like pitbull terrier!! ( by the way an animal bred by you lot) . You bark and bite everything mate!! What´s your problem never had any love when you a little babe!! my my my

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @79 aussie sunshine,
    Waiting, still waiting, my old china.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    @ 80 LOL

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @81 the picnic of FAIL is yours, Sir.

    Mar 18th, 2012 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @79 - “You bark and bite everything mate”

    And you cry like babies about everything that goes against what you want - Aussie wannabe.

    Mar 19th, 2012 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Well there's the final proof, folks.
    (Argentine)aussie sunshine has failed to prove his credentials.
    1) He didn't know that lndonesia has claims on PNG
    2) He doesn't know what the Brit-Aussies are called by the Lebs.
    3) Probably doesn't know what a Leb is.
    4) His ocker sayings & slang are all out of context.
    5) Doubt that he knows what an “ocker” is. FYI its similar to a “yobbo”
    6) He won't reveal just where he is in Australia although the person who asked freely said where they are.
    Ergo, l conclude that he is definitely NOT Australian.
    What he is, is anyone's guess.
    My guess, is an English speaking Argentine, reading up on Aussie slang.

    Mar 19th, 2012 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rebeldenacion

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner the current disaster president of Argentina
    and the other Argentina 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.

    Mar 19th, 2012 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    Breaking News - France have secretly installed a colony in South America. Its actually a part of france a 'region' read the text. Wow when did this happen !!! I await the regions powers to start work on removing this colonial vulture!!
    Regions and territories: French Guiana

    Mar 19th, 2012 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    @86 So, the European Union has a colony in the homeland of UNASUR as well as two in the homeland of the African Union. Wishing to rid the world of colonialism in all its forms, which nation will it be that brings this inequity to the attention of the C24 in June?

    Mar 19th, 2012 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Audi Consilium

    74 Conqueror (#)

    “@60 Not of the “Peel” persuasion. I was involved in real law enforcement. Not the incompetent, political, Mickey Mouse efforts of the current British “police” service.”

    I'd quit while you are ahead. As has been said before by others on here, your comments do not help the argument that the UK is of a higher moral standing than the Argentines. If you truly were a UK police officer, your comments / opinions even decades ago would still have been unacceptable. Of course you could have been in the colonial police somewhere, who took a lower standard and didn't police in the 'Peel way' and were more akin to a paramilitary occupying force, which again doesn't help 'the cause' either.

    Mar 19th, 2012 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    84 lsolde
    it would have to be something that he may not find on the net, but australians would know,

    Mar 19th, 2012 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rebeldenacion

    This is how Cristina Kirchner and her cronies get into power:

    Mar 19th, 2012 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @ 90

    Spot on.

    They are gangsters and Nazi comedians. Anyone in Argentina with a sense of national pride must get rid of CKF and her cronies.

    Mar 19th, 2012 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Argentina promises legal actions
    Back on [q]
    When will these actions take place,


    Mar 19th, 2012 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • anti-fascist2

    91 Brit Bob

    There are a lot of decent Argies but they're fed a diet of propaganda but most see thought it. It's just a hard core of Malvinas fanatics, nationalists, the uneducated and the raving loons who support CFK and her fascist junta.

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 01:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    she will fall, and drag argentina with her,

    Mar 20th, 2012 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Fascist

    Amnesty - Argentina's 10% Amerindian population subject to racist violence, discrimination and imprisonment in THEIR OWN LAND -

    Mar 22nd, 2012 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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