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Overwhelming turnout and YES vote in the Falklands referendum

Tuesday, March 12th 2013 - 01:52 UTC
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As was anticipated 99.8% of Falkland Islanders voted to maintain the current political status of the Islands as a British Overseas Territory, it was announced late Monday evening by the local electoral authorities. Read full article

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  • Britninja

    Well done Falklanders. It's a shame that the whining little Malvinista bitches will never accept it but since they're totally powerless, who gives a toss?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Congratulations, Islanders.....!!!
    You have demonstrated to the world which is you wish.....BE BRITISH FOR EVER......and you will. for sure...!!!
    The people's self determination right has spoken...crystal clear...!!!
    Well done, people.....

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo

    Falkland Islanders, I wish you all the very best for your (self-determined!) future.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wanklord

    Congratulations to the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands: that's what self determination is all about.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JB

    now what? :)

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    Let's hope that Turkeyneck is so enraged her face melts.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Well done, and congratulations to the Falkland Islanders, a proud People and a brave People, and most of all a 'distinct' People whose voice has been heard around the world!!

    Best Wishes from Vancouver, Canada

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Congratulations to the Islanders!

    And a PMSL to Britninja.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cheekychulo

    Hey! Argentinians ... both the educated and the young and angry.

    why not try welcoming the islanders, work together in the region and share resources you might be suprised. Imagine the benefits of cheap Falklands oil, regional employment in the fishing and carbon industries ... all that new found wealth being spent locally .

    In 30 years time the vote could be different ....what other soloution is there. think about it.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Congratulations...on fooling yourselves.

    “Falklands' referendum fools nobody - it amounts to a rigged ballot”

    ”Note also how those who are not of British background - such as the sizeable community of immigrants from Chile and Saint Helena - are (supposedly) excluded from the vote“

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2013/mar/11/falklands-argentina

    ”Falklands referendum: Why ask British people if they want to be British?”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2013/mar/11/falklands-argentina

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cheekychulo

    Marcos ... Would you vote for the current Argentinian goverment at the moment ?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    Marcos = peronist zombie

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cheekychulo

    Peron .... now there is a guy to be proud of ......sold 10,000 blank Argentinian passports to Odessa to help Nazi war criminals escape from Europe .... and his Heroin respected wife supposedly delivered them..

    Idols

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    Marcos, we are not corrupt like Argentina, our voting system is fair, I have friends from chile and other countries also Argentina, I know these people had the chance to vote just like everyone else, so please take your rubbish else where, by the way 98.8% what a turnout!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Feathers McGraw

    Good job, Falkland Islanders! Self determination in action.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Referendum or colonial circus?
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world-news-in-pictures-8026326.html?action=gallery&ino=2

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    Argentine Colonial ambitions more like!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @Marcos Alejandro , IS a TWAT lives in LONDON on bennefits waiting until the time is RIGHT before he goes back to the Botox Queenb In Argentina

    WHAT A SAD BOY-blame ya parents they should have fled to SPAIN.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    ”¿Who can dare question the result?” Neither we dare not fail to do so. Just do not have any value.
    This confirms what Argentina has always claimed and the English (of England) refused: kelpers: British implanted in Argentina.
    Although I thought I was going to win the “NO”. Ha ha ha ha ha ah!!!!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    Just like you were implanted in South America?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @José Malvinero It also confirms that Argentines are in planted into South America by Spanish Pirates which make you ancestors of European Immigrants but for some reason you wish to dismiss that part of your history
    KIRCHNER a very ARGENTINE name,or perhaps you came from mars????

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    Great minds think alike!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    This shows and means “people” of the Malvinas Argentinas is not unlike that of the metropolis. Therefore there is capable of self-determination. That UN knows perfectly. Territorial Integrity issue ............... of The Argentina Republic.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @Falkland Islands, Its like some kind of mental blockage with them.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @WestisBest, I take it you are not so fond of Mrs Kirchner then??

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • XAVIERV

    I see many here, greet and congratulate the islanders. Conclusion: None of them live in the islands. Why? Because the islands there is no future for anyone wishing to progress. How many of the young people who will study abroad return? None! Those are the ones doing speeches in this forum for independence. If you are so nationalistic, they return to live in the islands to continue with a boring life. For something more and the islanders are less ..

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    10 and 16 Marcos Alejandro

    Excellent articles. I read them carefully. Timerman did very well in London in the trap is not English.
    Unfortunately for the Islanders inglese, deposed from euphoria, comes the disappointment. The referendum does not change anything. In contrast, world public opinion no longer tolerates English colonialism and imperialism in the 21st century. English increases isolation on the world stage.

    “I think people who live in the islands can do what they want. They have that right and you can not deny. But however, the discussion is not self-determination but sovereignty over the islands according to UN documents ”said Ambassador Pazmiño Morejon.

    see the following link:

    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/03/04/c24-president-insists-falklands-dispute-is-over-sovereignty-not-self-determination

    In these moments of self-deception on the part of the British islanders, is very healthy to remind our constitution:

    “La Nacion Argentina ratifies its legitimate and sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the corresponding maritime and insular areas, being part of the national territory. Recovery of said territories and the full exercise of sovereignty , respecting the way of life of their inhabitants and according to the principles of international law are a permanent and unwavering goal of the Argentine people. ”

    CONSTITUTION ARGENTINA, Prime transitional provision

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @XAVIERV, I think you will find it is Argentines that live overseas that grace this forum you see they left Argentina looking for a better life infact Marcos Alejandro lives in London he states he will return when things get better,do you agree he might be waiting a long time???

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • XAVIERV

    Which take this result to the UN, is Argentina. It confirms our arguments. They are implanted in a British overseas territory, are that and nothing more. So understand the world and that will not change because of what people want to remain moon lunatics.
    29
    There are many who say from the outside, not me, and I live forever in my nursery Argentina. Would be nice if the islanders who are outside, recognize that fact before comment.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • kelperandproud

    @XAVIERV - I have a degree and post graduate qualifications, I returned to the islands to live and work and raise my family and have proudly voted YES today, as have many of those who went overseas with me to continue their education.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • you are not first

    VERY IMPRESSIVE ! Did you guys watch Tevez scores ? I am sorry I just wanted to ad something more interesting about this past week...
    Did the Girls sold all the cookies during the referendum. At least somebody got something important done, right?
    Quick question to this RT forum: What are the initial U N stand for?
    Anybody ?
    I see....

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • XAVIERV

    31
    It is easy to proclaim the independence of a territory, which does not have the balls enough to raise your children. Ask yourself: Why choose to live elsewhere? I know your back if you want, but look at your son and know he has no future in the islands. That there may not be a professional. If your child wants to be a lawyer, you can practice this profession with satisfaction? You know that. Who will defend the islands? If you are just 3000 and to top it all family!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @XAVIERV So you then accept the fact that you are Argentine and a decendent from European immagrants who were inplanted into South America by Spanish Pirates?? Also it's no use talking about what is written into your constitution that does not mean anything to anyone outside of Argentina you people should stop dreaming you have far to many internal problems to be dealing with believe me once Kirchner as gone things will be different, but always remember YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR as the Islanders will get but unfortunately you got KIRCHNER

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • XAVIERV

    I think you're pissing off the container. That's not the point. The question is: do you want to live country and stay in the islands, raise your children there and once you return to professional develop fully as a person. For example: If your child wants to be an architect, how much work can get in the islands? Nothing! You see my point, if someone wants to be something different, to be a shepherd, has no future in the islands. Just to anchor yourself, I am a descendant of mulattoes specifically and very little blood runs through my veins European. Me: Twitter @ 71jv

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    You can be British in Northern Ireland but it's still Irish territory. You can be British on Hong Kong but it's still Chinese territory. You can be British on Las Islas Malvinas but it's still Argentine territory.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    '@XAVIERV How the Islanders run there life is nothing to do with you or I they have one of the Best GDPs in the world there population will develop as the Islands develop but do not worry yourself as I mentioned Argentina is in a very bad state you should concentrate on ficxing things there because Crstina Kirchner as filled her pockets when she goes she will be living in luxury ,will you???

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • XAVIERV

    37
    Did I say that is not true? On the contrary, I think the problem is that the islanders have nowhere to spend the money. With so much money at it, they fly 14,000 miles to find people in your class, which has high levels of income like them. But still, there is no future in the islands. It does not matter the money, when you see that your family does not have a horizon toward which to look, just want to get out of there and find another place in the world where you can develop. I have and you know why.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • North Wind

    Congrats to the Falkland Islanders! Your land, your choice. Well done.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @XAVIERV Do not worry when the oil starts flowing The Islands will colonise Argentina and all you people earning $7 per day will be rich working for The Islanders-WOW seriously it is nothing to do with class the Islanders have spoken through the ballot box and there wishes must be respected IN THERE OWN LAND The falkland Islands

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • XAVIERV

    39
    Another Islander migrated ..
    40
    I sincerely hope that they can exploit the oil and everyday life are more sophisticated. My best wishes to you. I'm not like you, you like the bad of my country. To extract that oil workers are going to need, but feel much aversion to hire Argentine Chilean insurance. Soon there will be so many Chilean islands as islanders. And knowing Chileans .. Find out because the chile, has so many problems with all neighboring countries? (Argentina, Peru and Bolivia) We just have to be here, sitting and waiting. Time is on our side.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 04:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    @41 “Time is on our side.” You'll be worm food, as will successive generations of equally stupid future-Argies, before your bleating country sees even the most infinitesimal shift to its favour. In the meantime, you keep whining and we'll keep laughing at you.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @36 Mark Alexander

    “You can be British in Northern Ireland but it's still Irish territory. You can be British on Hong Kong but it's still Chinese territory. You can be British on Las Islas Malvinas but it's still Argentine territory”

    Sorrrryyy, wrong analogy - there were NO Argentinians there and it was not owned by the non-existent Argentina when the Brits and other, first Falklanders settled it.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • XAVIERV

    Jajajaja! You give me laugh .. There is no future in the islands, every day are less British and more foreign residents. Those who go to school, they no longer (as you did). Soon another referendum will know whether to be Chilean, each day more. And I'm sure you are another emigre, who only feels happy from afar, while other islands, are the ones to stand guard for the inhabitants of the islands implanted surrender ..

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Well done Falklanders, 99.8%, wow! British forever, let the Argentines moan, there is absolutely nothing they can do, and sit back and watch their government collapse. Fantastic news.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • marcio

    where this self-determination? you are not self-determine anything, understand? the auotdeterminacion is a disguise for Argentina and can not continue to claim, if they have the power of self-determination and they hate to Argentina, as they continue to allow the entry of Argentines to the islands? the answer is very simple, you can not decide!! Argentines continue to visit the islands because london permitting! not even self-determine the content of school subjects of their children, as a teacher mentioned that the plan comes assembled from London, as in English schools. Is London who takes refuge behind you, like the wolf (England) in sheep's clothing (kelpers) to divert the talks. Something very striking is that many Chileans spoke saying “we are islanders and we remain so” this is to believe or bust! regarding the attire worn by the voters I found a circus and even a voice vote trend!
    I agree that there should be a rapprochement between Argentina and the islands, is supposed to be the next and natural bond for a future solution, approach I mean a real exchange, not sending teddy bears insignificant.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    @44 So you've realised that your own country is too weak, corrupt and incompetent to get the Falklands so your fall-back position is to hope Chile gets them? That's mental progress for you I suppose.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • XAVIERV

    47
    The islands are Argentine, just a matter of time. And I laugh because you are naive. Very soon there will be nothing left of the first English inhabitants. Because their children are going and you do not return. Only have to negotiate with the Chilean descendants inhabit the islands in 50 years.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    @48 Haha good luck with that. I'm pretty sure they dislike you even more than we do.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    Argentina has no claim via Spain anymore. New paperwork has turned up which granted URUGUAY the dubious claim: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/movil/noticias/2013/02/130201_libro_dice_las_malvinas_son_uruguayas_gl.shtml

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    The Malvinistas are really not having a good time. Any more bad news and their brains will...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-03vYYAjA

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 05:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

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    Mar 12th, 2013 - 06:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Good call Westisbest, I had missed it.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 06:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    A really good interview with Dick Sawle on the Buenos Aires Herald: http://buenosairesherald.com/article/126133/%E2%80%98for-a-referendum-that-is-illegal-argentina-appears-to-be-paying-it-a-lot-of-attention%E2%80%99-malvinas-gov%E2%80%99t

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 06:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Well done to the Falklanders :-)

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 06:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BenC30

    Hardly a surprising result, but congratulations Falklanders. Another great day for democracy. :-)

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Well don the islanders.
    You may be a bunch of stills but your are stills and until you chance your mind we will defend you.
    argentina try taking a leaf out of #9 suggestion.
    Because history records spanish speaking types have always come a cropper when picking a fight with pirates:). Tats why gib is english speaking and the isle of wright doesnt speak spanish.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    @36

    And you will ALWAYS be a genocidal Spaniards on Amerindian Land.

    mass murdering scum.

    Congratulations islanders. The Uninhabitted islands were, are and always will be YOURS.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    That such an overwhelming majority has to officially articulate an obvious known position, especially, especially after years of proud unrepentantce since 1982 from successive AR governments shows what a travesty SA's tone deaf “official position” on the Islands are. “Asking British to vote to stay British is like asking Argentines to stay Argentine.” But in reality it's more like the Danes, Poles, Czechs, Belgians and Dutch having the chutzpah to vote to stay Danes, Poles, Czechs, Belgians and Dutch -- rather than being, you know, German. The fascists ~still~ don't get it -- or maybe they do (doncha just hate it when the mask slips?).

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Diddles

    Well done Falkland Islanders. Here, in Australia, your referendum received good coverage, both in newsprint and in the electronic media. The coverage was positive and noted that the islanders were standing for themselves by staging this referendum to counteract the agggressive and unreasonable posturing of the Argentine government.

    So, Malvinistas, yes, the referendum is already working in promoting the Falkland Islanders rights to live in peace.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    Congratulations Falkland Islanders!!

    Yeah!! Stick it to the man / woman!!!!

    As predicted the La Campora trolls are busy crying and whining like little children........ suck it up losers!!!!

    Great result and the world has heard your voice!!!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    So is this the cut and paste forum now?

    Right, can any Argie contributor tell me what you country is going to do about this?

    So far you are “planning” on talking about it amongst yourselves, claiming it is meaningless but saw fit to travel about and get ambassadors to try to win favour within their designated countries and not much else.

    You promised legal action against oil companies in May 2012 and nothing has happened.

    Why do you constantly talk yourselves up yet do nothing? Lack.of confidence or spine?

    So,what are you going to actually do about it?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    @36 Marcos

    “You can be British is Northern Ireland but it is still Irish territory”.

    Not according to the Irish constitution. The old Article 2 which claimed sovereignty was dropped after the Good Friday Agreement. You see the Irish accept the principle of consent and self-determination. As a result relations between the UK and Ireland have never been better.

    Ironically, part of the problem in N.Ireland was that for years most countries swallowed Republican propaganda and assumed that the N. Irish would vote for a united Ireland if allowed to vote freely. Once the world realised the NI people wanted to stay British they supported the peace deal and the status quo.

    if only there was some kind of way for the Falkland Islanders to tell the world what they want!! And If only the Argentines were as politically mature as the Irish.

    @ everyone on the Falklands

    Great scenes on the news this morning! Great result!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    46 marcio

    WOW!! how wrong can you be? You keep believing in that rubbish that you write, meanwhile ( in the real world ) the Islanders will go from strength to strength.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pesky Army

    Wow this GREAT NEWS for....Argentina. These idiots just confirmed what argies have been saying for decades, no such things as falklanders or kelpers, just transplanted brits. LMAO

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Santa Fe

    Well done Falkland Islanders on a vote for self determination.

    68...what Argentine population ever settled on the islands???? other than Vernet who asked British permission???????

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    Congratulations Falkland Islanders!

    A fantastic example of democracy at work and the whole world sees it.

    I suspect the Black Widow is now resorting to self-harming and human sacrifices.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    68 Pesky Army

    You're another product of Argentine brainwashing arn't you?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Huntsman Extraordinaire

    I was out shooting last night and from 9pm onwards I was checking this site anxiously awaiting the great news!

    Congrats guys!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @70. “I suspect the Black Widow is now resorting to self-harming and human sacrifices”

    You mean business as usual?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Well done to the people of the Falkland's Islands in telling the world that they are free to make their own choices and determine their own future as opposed to Argentine aggressive and disgusting behavior.

    Ignore Marcus, he's just desperate and making random statements hoping one of them would come true.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pesky Army

    Sir James Saville OBE KCSG
    LMAO.....

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    I, for one, can't wait for the hissy fit that TMBOA must be having right about now.

    All those threats, all the tantrums and the whining......... Where did it get Argentina?

    KFC played an absolute blinder... for the Falklanders, all those meetings and the globe trotting done by Laughing boy Timerman.

    That wonderful, wonderful trip to England that Hector undertook where he embarrassed himself so completely, helped to raise the profile of this referendum no end.

    Today's result is just PERFECT. Not only have the Islanders had their say ( and the whole world has now heard it ) but Argentina has had to stand impotent, on the side lines, ignored and pointless..... talk about scoring an own goal!!!

    So well done the Falklands!!! Well done for having your say, well done for organising it to run so perfectly AND well done for sticking two fingers up to TMBOA and La campora.

    Great result all round!!!!!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Santa Fe

    75.. what a intellectual response to a debate on a forum, name a supescted paedophile GAME OVER you won that one.

    JAJAJAJAJA

    ps

    George Galloway is always a good one to throw in when you get out of your depth, hes a MP. Dont worry about the context or it has nothing to do with the discussion.

    JOSEPH MENGALE (MASS MURDERER) GIVEN SAFE HAVEN BY ARGENTINA - wow this really works, bad celebrity / historical tennis

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Congratulations to the Islanders, very impressive demonstration of democracy in action.

    Argentina will of course not recognise you right to self determination, so what, in my opinion it is a good thing, because it demonstrates the difference between them and many of the other countries of the world. They respect democracy and human rights, Argentina does not!

    There could be no better demonstration of why the islanders want to remain a BOT.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andreas23

    @Marcos Alejandro: Please explain why you are not an implanted Spanish / Portuguese Colonialist?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Thats the end of the matter now. Everyone else has to now recognise this issue as resolved and leave the RG's by themselves to cry bitter tears.

    Next step must surely be the Un Decolonisation Committee. A territory clearly cannot be classes as a colony when in a free and fair vote the electorate vote 99.8% that they arent a colony and are there of their own free will.

    Also thanks to the rest of South America for providing the internationl observers in what has been declared a free and fair vote.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rob582

    75...On March 24, 1976, a military junta led by General Jorge Rafael Videla seized power from President Isabel Peron. Between 1976 and 1983, an estimated 10,000 to 30,000 people the new government suspected of involvement with left-wing activities were “disappeared” by authorities in what is now called the “Dirty War.” Citizens were kidnapped, detained, tortured, executed and occasionally dumped out of airplanes — dead or alive — over the Atlantic Ocean. Those taken came to be known as the Desaparecidos, the Spanish word for “Disappeared.”

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    80 The Cestrian

    Isn't that the C24?? arn't they that department of the UN that is ridicled on a regular basis by the rest of the UN??

    Yeah, they can take this result and they can shove it up their arris as well.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @73 - GFace

    :D ROFLMFAO!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rob582

    I really wish the Spitting Image was still being produced, I have a feeling that KFC would be done spectacularly!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 09:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    81 Rob582

    Lots of flappy wobbly bits and blotchy pieces. Maybe the odd piece dropping off?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pesky Army

    @78
    The concentration camps in which Britain killed 27 000 Boer women and children(24000) during the Second War of Independence (1899 - 1902) today still have far-reaching effects on the existence of the Boerevolk.
    http://www.boer.co.za/boerwar/hellkamp.htm

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rob582

    83...Seems we all have skeletons in our closet, it just so happens that one of yours is running (ruining) your country. The past belongs where it is, behind us, get over the fact that you will never get your grubby little mitts on the South Atlantic territories that are protected by the UK. End of.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pesky Army

    @84 Exactly, and since you brought up the subject it proves you are a retard, just like those clowns dressed up in Halloween costumes being brits and voting to remain....brits LMAO

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Self determination! keep on laughing, it's all you can do!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    @85
    another finger puppet is taken out of the box

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rob582

    85..Short term memory loss seems to be your specialty, just scroll up a bit and remind yourself who started talking about abusing the population.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Congratulations Falklanders your completely Falked the Botox Queen and her assistant Gollum.

    To quote one newspaper this morning “Kirchners governments response was an object lesson in diplomatic incompetence!”

    Carry on Falking!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I haven't heard a single new argument today from a Malvinista!

    Are they awaiting a new play book?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • horacioyanes

    Congratulations British.... voted follow being british. A joke!!!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @91 horacioyanes

    If you have proof that the Islands are not sovereign British territory, then take it to the ICJ.

    If you don't then we know that you are just an impotent and jealous fascist from Argentina, who is afraid of true democracy and self-determination.

    By the way, if you see your Dear Leader Crisitina, will you thank her for us?

    Without her, this referendum would never have been advertised so widely around the world.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Self determination is not a joke. it's enshrined in the Articles of the UN.

    Excercising it, is known as democracy. You should try it sometime.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Falked!

    It is just a short matter of time before CFK announces the Argentinian Referendum to test the proposition “ Argentina should keep its territories in Antarctica and its islands of the South Atlantic?” Yes/No

    But would CFK see this as a defaulk if were less than 98%?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    At 50 pesos a vote? Wow! that is going to be expensive for her.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    XAV- please accept facts- the huge majority of Islanders who study abroad RETURN to the Islanbds - it is a simple fact - prove me otherwise if you can quote the numbers?
    As for Lawyers etc - YES - our Immigration rules are quite clear- if there is an Island Resident qualified and apt for whatever the job is - he or she gets it and the person who would have to come in from overseas does not.

    Marcio - we follow the UK educations system as many children arrive from Britain already part way through it and as we send students later on to UK for further studies it is commonsense to have the same system
    But I understand you - CommonSences is not a natural thing to Argentina to understand.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #30
    I live forever in my nursery Argentina.

    That just about sums it up !

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    Latest from BsAs:-

    Mauricio Macri the mayor of BsAs was is so impressed with the vote in the Falklands/Malvinas & the concept of self determination that he is pursuing the idea of BsAs seperating from Argentina using the same priciple

    This would free him from the constant interference of the CFK government, the leftist anti business, anti middle class, anti democratic policies which inevitably harm any major metropolitan city & would also make him The President which is what he desperately wants

    Last heard of his advisors were trying to contact the Governor of the FI & RIOM to organise such a referendum

    Millions of Argies including Raul, Doveoverdover & Malvinero are lining up for their DNI to the new independant BsAs wishing to be free from socialist, militant, Bolivarian policies that are destroying Argentina :-) :-)

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @10 Are you really that stupid? Sorry. Of course you are. Since all argie ballots are rigged, what are you complaining about? That the Falklanders didn't vote for a belligerent, corrupt, criminal, crooked, ignorant, larcenous, mendacious, xenophobic neighbour?
    @16 None of your business!
    @19 Moronic fascist.
    @23 Prat!
    @27 The Falkland Islands will always be British!
    @28 Translation: “The Falkland Islands are ours because we say so.” Response: “Why don't you come and die trying.”
    @30 Here's a tip. The Falkland Islands is not a member of the UN. It can get stuffed. As can you.
    @36 And who rules? Northern Ireland - a British territory in Ireland ruled by people who have decided they want to be British. Hong Kong - a Chinese territory ruled under special arrangements. Falkland Islands - a British territory ruled by British Overseas Territory people who have just told argieland to get stuffed. Aren't you “democratic”? Then do as the people say.
    @41 Just tell us. Let's assume you've “existed” since 1810. You haven't, but let's assume. That's 203 years. And how far has your claim got? So you can wait for another 200. Or another 2,000. No difference. Still won't happen!
    @46 We can let the nazis visit. And that's all, marcia.
    @48 Goodbye, shitstick.
    @83 Would you say that they learned to OBEY?
    @85 I thought it had been destroyed by your “customers”? That's why so much drops out of it.
    @91 Do you watch for who's behind you? The SAS is everywhere. Ready for a double tap?

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    Neuquén for the Neuquinos!!!!!!!!!

    Self determination for ever!!!!!!

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Dieu et mon droit!

    Philippe

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Apparently
    CFK has not only stated that it was illegal,
    But amazingly says she has a ONE MILION SIGNITURE PETITION]
    To present to the UN.

    It will never stop until someone stops her.
    Just a thought.
    .

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Briton #102
    I don't think TFI issue will stop because someone stops CFK.

    CFK will go when the embarrasment of her staying becomes too much, and she is forced to hand over to someone more leader-like than her ... such as Sr Timmerman or Sra Castro.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    true geoffward

    but when she goes, lets hope the person who replaces her, lets the falklands alone,
    and gets on with running argentina instead.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @104 - briton

    I think that will be their initial intent, but then they'll realise that Argentina is screwed even more than they originally thought, so they'll pull out the 'Malvina's Myth' and revert to form.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    It's the old saying, if it works, don't mess with it and the Malvinas Myth certainly works. One mention of the name, they bend over touch their toes and grit their teeth.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglophile

    BTW Falklanders, congratulations on gaining a voice in the world. These things take time but you are on the path that will eventually lead to getting the Argentinian monkey off your back...well done

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KikeUshuaia

    Just crossed my mind, some 30 years ago scores of Argentines were surprised to meet a population who was not elated at all that they were “liberated”. Now, scores of Argentines do not care about the result of a referendum to proof what they had witnessed. For me this is proof that the propaganda machine is stalling.

    Slowly but surely.

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Ushuaia Perhaps it would now be a good idea to have a referendum by the inhabitants of Picton, Lennox and Nueva Islands? Do you want to be Chilean. If no human inhabitants, what the hell even penguins should get the vote, even dead ones called Nestor.Joking of course

    Mar 12th, 2013 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fermin

    mmmm, I am thinking: what if all the chinese people that live in the UK would like to declare part of the UK a chinese territory :S

    Would still Cameron be pretending to defend self determination? I remember the UK right-wingers didn't seem to be so nice about self-determination with scottish people, or with irish ones...

    What about the UK taking control of more and more miles in the South Atlantic Ocean lately? Maybe the children of the british sailors will be able to declare self determination in a decade or two also??

    Sorry if the UK needs to maintain military bases in this side of the world to delay a bit more the collapse of their Empire, but this situation is not OK.

    Rationality is not having a seat at Mercopress.

    Mar 13th, 2013 - 01:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • you are not first

    Conqueror,

    That's OK son. You do not have to feel inferior anymore ( Even if you are as a SERVANT ENGLISH BORN( BY THE WAY, I love the term MONARCHIC DEMOCRACY).
    Now that you can feel a “ little Conqueror” you sound much better in a forum. Hopefully, your friends from Argentina will send you more medication for your schizophrenia. Son, do not pay more attention to the little voice telling you ARGENTINA- ARGENTINA- ARGENTINA since 1986. BE BRAVE MY SON

    Mar 13th, 2013 - 02:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Does anyone know what a MONARCHIC DEMOCRAY is?

    I live in a Constitutional Monarchy. And my country hasn't had SIX unelected JUNTAS ruling it in the past century.

    Seems my system wins on stability and democratic credentials when compared to Argentina.

    Mar 13th, 2013 - 04:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    , I am thinking: what if all the chinese people that live in the UK would like to declare part of the UK a chinese territory :S

    does that also go for brits living in argentina.
    can they tear Argentina apart and declare independence.

    Mar 13th, 2013 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • you are not first

    Anglot- INO
    You live under a monarchic DEMO( I looked in your Brit dictionary and said: The demonstration of SOMETHING THAT MAY OR MAY NOT EXIT...) , AND
    CRAY( You tell me WHAT DOES IT MEANS because it is your first language what does mean little Brit...)_

    Now, let us focus in your second NON-SENSE TERM: CONSTITUTIONAL WHATTT?
    COME--ON !! I gave this term to my college student in US. They laugh so loud !!!
    Hey, you are right about the military history of Argentina( BUT 6 JUNTAS ? I see your educational level, pal).

    This great INDEPENDENT ARGENTINA It is a young nation that struggle in its socio-political evolution. But we are growing under democratic systems. When have you evolved ?

    And you want to implant such old fashion CONSTITUTIONAL WHAT ???

    YOU ARE OLD.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 01:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    @113 briton: Difficult to call since the break away of Kosovo from Serbia, but the UN generally does not entertain separatist movements in countries, unless the area in question is separated by blue water.

    What if Chinese in China wanted to be British though?

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/poll/1189161/would-hongkongers-vote-return-british-overseas-territory-given-option

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    115, good point,,thanks.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @113 briton

    “does that also go for brits living in argentina.
    can they tear Argentina apart and declare independence.”

    I would think it is the same thing, Self Determination - of course, the UK may have to station 'defensive' forces there to protect the Brits from the militarised Argentinians.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    ha ha
    very true,

    a mini sub is all we need 3 inshes long
    https://twitter.com/akefford/status/312137047655710721/photo/1

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #114
    Anglot- INO
    You live under a monarchic DEMO( I looked in your Brit dictionary and said: The demonstration of SOMETHING THAT MAY OR MAY NOT EXIT...) , AND
    CRAY( You tell me WHAT DOES IT MEANS because it is your first language what does mean little Brit...)_
    Please can you have the above translated into English
    This great INDEPENDENT ARGENTINA It is a young nation that struggle in its socio-political evolution. But we are growing under democratic systems. When have you evolved ?
    Along, long time before you. Self delusion is another great Argentinian trait

    Mar 15th, 2013 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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