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Falkland Islands progress in renewable energy surprises Chilean experts.

Saturday, December 14th 2013 - 07:03 UTC
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Three experts in the use of renewable energy who were visiting the Falkland Islands this week as the guests of the Falkland Islands Government declared themselves surprised by extent of the efforts made in the Islands to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Read full article

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  • Britworker

    They doesn't seem to be any shortage of Latam visitors to the islands these days, I bet they can't thank CFK enough for all the free Argentine marketing and profile raising.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    ahhhhhh six turbines ....., what a surprise!!!!!!!!!
    Why are you going to get oil, if you dont need it, cause you have wind energy????

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Shame you can not get the equal $US value for wind, that you get for oil.

    You lot would be rolling in greenbacks, be your biggest export!

    No need for bonds, bonds, bonds and more bonds.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @2 To sell it, like any oil producing country. What do you think CFK would do with it?

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    So, not as thick as you had been led to believe....or dared to hope. Sorry Malvinistas, give up and go home.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    i believe there are more traffic lights and cars and buildings and industries in Arg that uses oil than in that little village called Malvinas.
    Are there traffic lights in Malvinas?? (semáforo)

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @6
    And a lot more looters too Malen, but I reckon the Falkland Islander's can live with that :-)))))

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Jesus you can smell the envy from here. Oil, wind power, fishing, huge wealth, a fantastic future for all, and British to boot. Poor CFK must be crying in her botox

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    @ malen, Bitter twisted and dam right jealous that's what you are.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    i believe there are more traffic lights and cars and buildings and industries in Arg that uses oil than in that little village called Malvinas.
    Do any of the above work in rgenweener? Or are they subject to looting and CFK TAX?

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #2
    Guess what, they will sell IT in exchange for money....but not worthless Argentine pesos !
    What do traffic lights have to do with renewable energy ?
    Just think, a tiny island archipelago is streets ahead of their poncy disagreeable neighbours in the field of renewable energy.
    You must feel really belittled with this news. Never mind, if you could harness the wind that comes from Argy posters YOUwould be ahead !

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    if they could recycle the shite that comes from CFK's gob they would be made for life

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Somewhat condescending attitude by the Chileans and don’t you just love the “Professor of Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Solar Energy and Heat Transfer at the University of Magallannes (UMAG) in Punta Arenas, Humberto Vidal, who has led many investigations into the use of different kinds of alternative energy”” attitude. It used to be called “Heat and Light” but I suppose the Spanish effect of using eight words instead of two clinched it.

    I wonder if any of the “investigations” he “led” has EVER resulted in a result, so to say?

    I bet nothing like he saw on the Falklands which is why he wants “a flow of information” so he can ride on the coat-tails of those who “know and DO” against those who “waffle”.

    But if you cannot make windmills work, even at 40%, when the wind is howling day and night at most times of the year then you should give up. Just thinking of the con-merchants in the UK and Uruguay.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    I get the impression that everyone who visits the Islands is impressed-perhaps they think the Falkland Islanders still live in caves before they arrive.

    @6

    That's why you are short of energy, which isn't very clever.

    Can't remember any traffic lights in the Falkland Islands -but perhaps the drivers aren't lunatics-so they don't need them.

    You seem to think it is a disadvantage that the Islands don't have a massive city and population-but that is exactly why they are well off, and there is no poverty.

    However more advanced you seem to think Argentina is than the Falklands, you can't even build jet engines which the UK has been doing since the 1940s.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    13 and 14. You have to expect that some of them are have preconceptions fed by Argentine propaganda. That's why it's so important for us to keep up our publicity efforts.

    As for the guy's title; that did make me laugh also but then again even their school teachers call themselves professors in Spanish and okay, you can say that's the translation, but they never translate it back when they are using English. Still call themselves professors.

    Rossy and his team at the power station have done a great job but I'm not aware that they've reinvented the wheel so it is a little surprising that these guys were so impressed. Maybe it was really just a combination of them being extra super polite and the way it was reported mixed with an expectation that we'd be still burning peat and oil lamps.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    “...his own could develop to the mutual benefit of ”both countries”. BOTH COUNTRIES!!!!. What!?

    No company in the world gets even remotely close to this company ARGENTINA:

    http://www.impsa.com/es/SitePages/IMPSA.aspx

    http://www.impsa.com/es/SitePages/IMPSA.aspx

    http://www.impsa.com/es/SitePages/IMPSA.aspx

    http://www.impsa.com/es/SitePages/IMPSA.aspx

    http://www.impsa.com/es/SitePages/IMPSA.aspx

    http://www.impsa.com/es/SitePages/IMPSA.aspx

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    You have to appreciate that on the Falkland Islands you can buy Waitrose and M&S produce. That in itself puts the whole place lightyears ahead of RGland. Its basically Cobham with corrugated iron roofs!

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    Here's more:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w30gXc79b6g

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    ChrisR - 40% of total energy requirement is from the wind in Stanley. That means -here- wind turbines are cost effective and make money. You cannot be 100% as otherwise you loose a stable current when the wind drops.
    We would be paying and extra 6-8 pence a unit if all our power came from the diesel generators- and at the same time the Govt are getting their money repaid to them in 8yrs from the Power Station savings - instead of original planned 12-15yr payback. So win-win all round.
    And Falklands top the world list for Countries with most % of renewable energy production.
    Have seen a few turbines near Punta Areenas in southern Chile- maybe now they will build more as windy there as well.
    Problem in UK is you simply dont have enough wind - other than in a few extreme west and north-west areas, so nost of them will never ever pay for themselves and will continue as an inflation cost on what you have to pay there for energy.But that is the price of Green Politics!
    Joe-M - Come on then- what % of Electricity in Rio Grande or Rio Gallegos is wind power? tell us - as they have similar wind levels to Stanley

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 19 Islander1

    So I take it you have a base ability from the DG and also use them to pick up the slack when the 'mills are down on capacity?

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    @8 Slatzzz:

    Envy, yes, but also a very big helping of cognitive dissonance.

    One of Aespos fables - the Fox and the grapes.

    All these dog's wangers on here who refer to the Falkland Islands as 'las malvinas' are suffering from 'sour grapes'.......

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 07:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2, 6 Simple questions. Argieland produces power by thermal generation, hydroelectricity and nuclear generation. Why does it dig up coal? Very bad for the atmosphere. Have you got any pictures of these oil-powered traffic lights?
    @16, 18 Shame nowhere else seems to have heard. Your employer, is it?

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    I am very happy to confirm that we have no traffic lights, and are not likely to have in the foreseeable future. We don't have any roundabouts either, but we do have a high vehicle:population ratio. We also have lots of beautiful countryside to drive in if we so wish.

    So #6 who is better off ?

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (23) GALlamosa
    You ask...:
    “Who is better off ?”

    I say...:
    Well..... Certainly not you, Kelpers.....
    What you DO have is THE territory with the highest deadly car accident : population : driven mile ratio in the whole of planet Earth...
    Do you have any idea what's the dead count on that bloody MP road ???

    Brainwash anybody?

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    #24 yes but more people die in Argentina on the Railways each year than die in The Falkland Islands from all causes. It is why life expectancy in Argentina is so mediocre.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @24
    You also beat the Falkland Islanders hands down in this discipline

    Starving to death in Argentina
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV5OGsyOcPw

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Corvus corax

    @15 Joe

    Perhaps they were impressed by the logistics of the thing.

    After all, even just a blade can be so long, it isn't the kind of thing you'd want to haul anywhere except of a huge motorway. They don't exactly bend around corners to avoid obstacles that you will inevitably find on smaller roads that you would expect near the end of the journey.

    How big are the blades on the turbines down there and how tall?

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    @24
    There you go Think you have beaten the Falkland Islanders in one capacity, but shall we examine the rest?

    Last time I checked the Kelpers beat Argentina in the following;
    Life expectancy
    Human Development Index
    GDP per Capita (regular)
    GDP per Capita (PPP)
    Literacy Rates
    Government efficiency
    Crime levels
    Death rate
    Government transparency and democracy
    Corruption levels
    Energy efficiency
    Number of tourists to population level
    General quality of life
    Happiness levels
    Foreign direct investment to population per capita
    Resources to population size
    Treatment of minorities
    Wealth fund from finance build up
    Surplus cash after government spending
    Inflation
    Debt
    Credit rating

    etc, etc, etc.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (19) Islander1

    Answering your asseverations at (19)...:
    “40% of total energy requirement is from the wind in Stanley.”
    And...:
    “Falklands top the world list for Countries with most % of renewable energy production.”

    I say...:
    A) 40% of total “ELECTRIC” energy requirement is from the wind in Stanley...
    You seem to be forgetting some very significant heating and transport energy requirements.....

    B) Malvinas is not a Country; it's a Region, an Area or, as the English prefer to dub them, a Territory....

    C) I could start mentioning at least a dozen “REAL COUNTRIES” in the world that cover 100% of their electric energy needs through renewable energy sources …..
    Let’s start with the ones closest to my heart….:
    1) Iceland…
    2) Norway…
    3) Costa Rica…
    4) Colombia…
    5) Paraguay…
    6) Lesotho…
    7) Malawi…
    8) Mozambique…
    9) Nepal…
    10) Bhutan…
    11) Albania…
    12) Laos...
    13) Belize...
    Oooooops that was more than a dozen…
    Please inform yourself...
    Brainwash anybody?

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    @24/29
    Oh they also beat you in unemployment figures, economic aid financing and poverty levels.

    Not bad for a non “REAL COUNTRY”

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @13 Chris
    I can't see how praising what has been achieved on the FI is condescending.

    Joe Bloggs is right to say they were being extra polite. They are Chileans after all and not Germans, so when asked what they thought they preferred to use complementary language than just state the obvious...“we came here to see the wind farm and we saw it”

    I wonder why you wonder “... if any of the “investigations” he “led” has EVER resulted in a result, so to say?”

    Have you any reason to doubt the quality of this Doctor of Mechanical engineering's track record? Or are you just being condescending?

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (19) Islander1

    As I said in my post (29)….:
    ***”I could start mentioning at least a dozen “REAL COUNTRIES” in the world that cover 100% of their electric energy needs through renewable energy sources …..”***

    ............................……….I could end mentioning tens of thousands of diminutive (~ 3,000 souls) neighborhoods, communities, areas, regions & territories all over the world covering almost all their energy needs from renewable sources…..
    And Malvinas would still be on the bottom of that list…..

    Keep the good work though...
    You are definitely on the right road…
    Speaking about “Roads”… Get that g’damn MP road paved…. Pronto!

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Poor old Think! He is foaming at the mouth!

    The Falklanders put RGland to shame. At least they havent let one individual plunder all that Shale gas Think and his pals are sitting on: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/Industry/article1352650.ece

    Very sensible guy he runs his company for Mayfair in London. Presumably this is to avoid KFC and Gollum stealing it all like they did to YPF?

    As for Brainwashing, as everyone knows all RGs are Brainwashed in school about the mythical Malvinas.... ha ha ha. They got that place mixed up with the Falkland Islands a small progressive country in the South Atlantic.

    When they tried an invasion they were severely handbagged by Mrs Thatcher and retreated quickly to take up their latino sulking once more.

    If you are going to post on here Senor Think, do get your facts straight.

    You may not like it but the Falkland Islands are an indivividual country in all but name....nit picker!

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (31) Condorito

    Careful when being condescending to Mr. ChrisR.....
    He could use his UK illegal folder on you... ;-)

    http://en.mercopress.com/2012/09/29/anticipating-an-inflation-sprint-uruguay-s-central-bank-raised-benchmark-rate-to-9#comment169502

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    It is her destiny to grow,

    For it is the destiny of others to be jealous and envious minded?
    Still,
    As long as she stays away from the dark side,
    The envy of others may well be encouraged to come to the light side…

    Just saying like….
    ..

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Putting aside the poverty, pollution, corrupt politicians, low standard rugby, rampant criminality and filth Argyland is a reasonably average place to live. The Falkland Islands on the other hand are what middle class Argies aspire to - clean pristine environment, crime free, truly democratic, high standard of living with access to excellent 6 Nations Rugby.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    I could end mentioning tens of thousands of diminutive (~ 3,000 souls) neighborhoods, communities, areas, regions & territories all over the world covering almost all their energy needs from renewable sources…..
    And Malvinas would still be on the bottom of that list…..

    How does Argentina compare with the” thousands of diminutive (~ 3,000 souls) neighborhoods, communities, areas, regions & territories all over the world ” in keeping their folk from starving to death

    Malnutrition kills 206 children in six months in Argentine province
    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/10/25/malnutrition-kills-206-children-in-six-months-in-argentine-province

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Turnip at (33) says...:
    “You may not like it but the Falkland Islands are an indivividual country in all but name....”

    I say...:
    I “Think” the British Crown fully agrees with me on this one...
    Anyhow…… It will be interesting to see which poor sod from the FCO (Foreign Colonial Office) will be demoted by the H.M. the Queen as the next governor to one of Her’s most inconvenient territories...

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    I Think that person will be very lucky to live in one of the worlds most amazing archipeligos. Wonderful coastline, fantastic wildlife, friendly caring people, safe, clean and prosperous with Waitrose and M&S goods on tap.

    Millions of RGs would jump at the chance.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Stink why don't you go home (instead of sponging off us) you could end all rgeweeners energy problems with all the hot air that comes out your mouth

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 31 Condorito
    “Have you any reason to doubt the quality of this Doctor of Mechanical engineering's track record? Or are you just being condescending?”

    Well, you have the first letter (C) for cynical when I see this sort of “puffing” for someone who is supposed to be well up the ladder of UMAG. You see when you are THERE and not on your way with your career, puffing is a bit OTT and “cheap” as far as your peers are concerned. In other words you don’t have to blow your own trumpet any more: you have made it.

    Anyway, a search of UMAG, the whole site, and then the engineering departments for “Humberto Vidal” came up with:
    1) Williams Vidal, Cecilia Janet, Directora de Administración y Personal, UMAG [his wife perhaps?]

    2) HUMBERTO VIDAL GUTIÉRREZ, Profesor Asistente, Licenciado en Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Ingeniero Civil en Mecánica, Universidad de Magallanes, Master en Ingeniería Mecánica, Universidad Santa Catarina, Brasil, Doctor en Ingeniería Mecánica, Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil (2004).

    3) HUMBERTO OYARZO PÉREZ
    Profesor Asociado, Licenciado en Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Ingeniero Mecánico, Universidad de La Frontera (2003), Ingeniero de Ejecución en Mecánica, Universidad Técnica del Estado (1973), Master en Ingeniería Mecánica, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile (1985). Diploma de Estudios Avanzados y Candidato a Doctor en Energías Renovables, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España (2005). Especialista en Simulación y Diseño de Sistemas Eólicos.

    Here is the link:
    http://www.umag.cl/facultades/ingenieria/mecanica/?page_id=118

    I checked the pdf’s for those listed but none of them showed ANY papers published by them or any projects undertaken by them so I cannot see how any of these match the criteria, unless I have made a mistake?

    @ 34 Lunatic

    Oh, I am touched by the attention you have given to me, I didn’t realise you cared! Now don't forget my promise to show you any of my knives next time you are in MVD! Ha, ha, ha

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 05:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    The new Governor, due to start in April, was named months ago and I look forward to working with him to make sure our country continues to develop in the way we want it to.

    As usual the poor old deadbeats on here hope in vein that someone will believe that they are as upbeat about getting the islands as they try to intimate on these pages.

    Chuckle chuckle

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (42) Joe Bloggs

    You say...:
    “The new Governor, due to start in April, was named months ago”

    I say...:
    Months ago.......................................? Feels more like a year to me.
    Chuckle chuckle©

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @21 Escoses doido

    Thanks for pointing out what seems to be a literal translation of Malvinas.

    Extremely appropriate

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (42) Joe Bloggs….. Big Shot Malvinas businessman and Kelper extraordinaire…

    I “think” you said nobody you knew was reading MercoPress anymore…..

    I “think” you said you didn’t read MercoPress anymore…..

    That “Soft Hackle” of mine at (38) says otherwise….

    Chuckle chuckle©

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    @45
    Aren't you going to reply to me think? :(

    Or are you to afraid as usual as I have laid out some obvious examples of why 3000 “Turnips” as you call them have a better life then you?

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Turnip at (46)

    1) As some in here already know, I strive to interact as little as possible with Turnips... And you Sir are, judging by many of your previous comments......, a Turnip.

    2) I may have called them ~1,500 Squatting English Kelper Pirates in Malvinas for Squatting English Kelper Pirates a couple of times..... but I don't recall having ever called any Squatting English Kelper Pirate a “Turnip”...

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    Deadbeat at 45
    You normally search back months to prove some petty point and if you did that on this occasion you'd find that a couple of months ago I said that I'd come back on this site around Christmas time for a bit of amusement. Remember? And you told me not to bother because I wouldn't be missed. Remember? Chuckle chuckle.

    Also Deadbeat, at post 38 you say:
    ”It will be interesting to see which poor sod from the FCO (Foreign Colonial Office) will be demoted by the H.M. the Queen as the next governor to one of Her’s most inconvenient territories..”

    I say:
    Perhaps that's how you feel about being delegated to the hopeless and demoralising task of trying to convince someone that the tide is turning for your mythical Malvinas but the Governors I've dealt with over the years- and I've known quite a few better than the Marmite scones at receptions, breakfasts and dinners packed full of senior civil servants- all seem to like it here.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (48) Joe Bloggs

    You say...:
    “A couple of months ago I said that I'd come back on this site around Christmas time for a bit of amusement. And you told me not to bother because I wouldn't be missed. Remember? ”
    I say...:
    Nope, I don't remember...... I wouldn't have said such a thing to you Mr. Joe Bloggs, big Shot Malvinas businessman and Kelper extraordinaire…
    After Chère Isolde, Monty96, Benson & WestisBest you are my favourite Kelper/Belonger....
    Maybe you said it to Mr. Doveoverdover...., or Mr. A_Voice..., or Mr. Chicureo..., or................................................................................

    You say...:
    “The Governors I've dealt with over the years.........- all seem to like it here.
    I say...:
    Well... What do you expect... They are failed career diplomats..... But ”still” diplomats ;-)

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    Deadbeat at 49
    You're correct of course; you were using your A Voice sign-in at the time.

    Failed career diplomats huh? Well I don't know about that but then again, they're not really up against much at all down here trying to outsmart your lot are they? It'd be a bit like Arsenal sending it's Premier League best 11 to play the Port Moresby Red Cross Sheltered Workshops Cooperative's under 18 side.

    Chuckle chuckle.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @50
    “Well I don't know about that but then again, they're not really up against much at all down here trying to outsmart your lot are they?”

    Nice one.
    LOL

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think- Do catch up, dont fall into the Marcos centruy please- for a good 40 plus years the FCO has been merged and has stood for - Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Are you implying that the likes of India and South Africa etc are still old fashioned Colonies?
    The Foreign section - is what it says- all non Commonwealth nations

    The Commonwealth section is all Commonwealth nations and the remaining Overseas Territories - there are no longer and “Colonies”.

    30 years ago a posting as Governor to the Falkland swas indeed a dead end job usually at the end of a career in the Diplomartic service.
    Today we seem to have gone up a grade or two and from the Falklands Governors now move on and upwards in the Diplomatic Service.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    #49 Senor Think, you are fond of name calling and unwarranted snide comments which are no substitute for argument. It marks you out as a typical product of a chaotic failed banana republic with no answers. Personally, I dont understand why you bother turning up here where you are continually ridiculed.
    Any open minded visitor cannot but admire the Islanders and their great little archipelago. A jewel in the magnificent Southern Ocean.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (50) Joe Bloggs

    Just for your info after your prolongued absence.....:

    1) Everybody in here seems to have accepted the fact that Mr. A_Voice and I, Mr. Think are not the same person.....

    2) Your Ozzie friend, Mr. Anglolatino seems to have accepted the fact that Mr. Heisenbergcontext and I, Mr. Think are not the same person.....

    3) I'm positive that you miss Mr. Doveoverdover's colonial haughtiness as much as I do..... He and me are not the same person....

    (52) Islander1

    Stop being so Camp-smart.....

    Everybody knows what FCO stands for......

    Next thing, you'll try to convince us about is that there is no English Navy.... or Royal Army!

    ;-)))

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    51 Condorito

    It's nice to see that you're still on here giving it a Chilean perspective. I can't recall if I ever knew where abouts in Chile you live; I assume you live in Chile. Or are you in the islands? Surely what we're doing here is no big deal by international standards. Chile must be doing something similar. Of course the scales are entirely different but the technology must be no surprise.

    I knew a guy from Punta Arenas years ago who worked at the university and his speciality was alternative energy. He had an engineering degree of some sort. Last I'd heard of him he'd been employed by an organisation in the UK and was doing very well over there.

    I'd love to hear more of your take on this story. I hope you didn't find my comments about teachers vs. professors offensive but I have met quite a few teachers from SA who keep the title Prof even when translating the rest to English.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Cue Dover?

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    56 Be serious

    You mean that high ranking ex-UK military guy that Think knew? Ha ha ha.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (51) Condorito

    Mamiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 63%

    Nice one.
    LOL

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    53 Faz

    I haven't been on this site much over the last few months and I don't recall seeing you on here before. I'm sure you've explained before but would you mind telling me a bit about yourself? Are you in SA or on the islands or in Europe or where? What's your story? Forgive me for sounding so brash but your post up above interested me.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Joe Bloggs

    @54think

    ”1) Everybody in here seems to have accepted the fact that Mr. A_Voice and I, Mr. Think are not the same person.....“

    Joe,
    Don't you believe it.
    Think would LIKE you to believe that this is ”accepted“ as an established fact.
    In fact, nothing has changed, except that the ”A-Voice“ part of the Panto Horse has shown his true role as Anti-English, Anti-UK, and booster for the SNP.

    Significantly, that was the focus of the ”Dame Dover “ persona.
    ”A-Voice“, the sock with no background, simply replaced the flawed ”Dover“ caricature of a retired British ”Modern Major General” Serviceman (or whatever) :-)

    Anyway, Welcome back. Nothing has changed.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    That's the one Joe, I seem to recall Doddy was in the Royal Navy but managed to skilfully avoid any form of action. After years of distinguished service behind a desk he was finally awarded a good conduct medal and now lives off his ridiculously high MOD pension. Surely he'll put in an appearance.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 11:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @59
    I knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

    Humberto Vidal will be off to Aysen al tiro!

    @Joe
    I live in Elqui province. No offence take with the “professors” most teachers here shouldn't even call themselves teachers, never mind “professors”.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Joe, I am English, in the South East. I have visited South America a few times, Argentina, Ecuador, the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic peninsular. The Falkland impressed me. I was involved in designing a lot of the military equipment, and parts of the ships that defeated the colonialist invaders. In February I shall be in Chile on holiday. I did try to get to the Falklands for a week from Punta Arenas to see more but the flights are fully booked.
    This site reports some interesting news on the islands, pity about the trolls. Think is obviously in the UK somewhere as is A- Hole. You can tell from their posting times. No one from RGland gets up at 4am...

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (62) Condorito

    60% abstention :-(
    Obligatory vote noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 11:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    50
    It was me alrighty...I remember you waltzing in uttering some drivel about how nothing had changed...I was politely telling you to buggeroff back out again as your post was meaningless...hence wouldn't be missed.
    I'm not as polite as Mr Think nor did I know you or of you, so I could care less.
    Faz must be British...he has a firm interest in false teeth and boot polish...I hear...
    60
    .....your opinion isn't everyone's and is rarely valid...you are basically too simple to catch on...it's the wannabe in you....
    BTW show me just one instance of me supporting the SNP....just one... gosh you are such a wee ned....
    63
    Oh well done Sherlock...was it the...“I'll meet in Glasgow debacle” from the other thread that gave me away....Poirot is dead perhaps you should fill his shoes...

    Dec 15th, 2013 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    A-Hole, guessed you were Scotch, we can tell by the whiskey fumes and general beligerance. All mouth and no nickers... Glasgow figures, low IQ rules out Edinburgh...

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    60 Troy

    Don't worry Troy; I don't believe a word that deadbeat says. It makes sense that his newer characters have no personal details attached to them though after the mess he go himself in with the Commander. I enjoyed flushing that one out as a complete piece of his own imagination. Imagine trying to convince anyone from the Falklands that ridiculous character was genuine. Credibility check anyone? Chuckle chuckle. Good to hear from you Troy.

    62 Condorito

    Oh what a beautiful part of Chile. You represent not just one but two great Chilean products then. The cheeky little comic book character and the famous drink

    63 Faz

    Wonderful and I'm pleased to make your acquaintance on here. Your background sounds interesting and I'd love to learn more. Where abouts in SE England? Sussex? Kent? Nice one anyway and no doubt you've already sussed out the Trolls. I don't think any of them live in Argentina. In fact I suspect that the person behind Think, A Voice, DoD, Surfer, Chucuero, etc etc, is closer to the Dove's character than the actual Think one. Still, deadbeats like him just add to life's rich tapestry.

    Chuckle chuckle

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    66
    I don't know where to start....
    Scotch is a drink...
    Whiskey is Irish or American.....
    ...did you mean Whisky..?
    ...all mouth and no intellect....
    Glasgow...ever heard of Lord Kelvin...or Greenock's...James Watt...
    Keep your mouth shut while you're ahead....I'm slipping into ridicule mode...;-))))
    ...and you are easy meat....Gummy...
    BTW....where does it say I'm a Scot..???

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think, if you agree with what FCO stands for then why try and twist it otherwise. And yes I believe there once was an English Navy and a Royal Army - about 500 or so years ago! But for the last century or two as you very well know it has beena nd is the Royal Navy and the British Army.,

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    That Scotch twat Think is all of a blather now, so easy to wind up... Eat your porridge and keep watching Braveheart its about as genuine as you are! BTW porridge is easy to eat with no teeth, very common in the Scotch after years of deep fried Mars Bars :-)

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I find it hilarious Think, Marcos, et al are conspicuously absent from all the articles about the rioting and utter chaos in Argentina.
    What a tool.
    Analysts are saying this next economic crisis is setting itself much like the one they had in 1975.
    They have lots of crisis to choose from each with a little different flavor
    Bahahahaha

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    65 A-lout

    Just more cheery greetings from the latté bully with the chip on his shoulder.

    Go start another fight in traffic or Starbucks, or stomp on kittens - whatever you do to enjoy yourself at Christmas.

    You must be a right 'merry old sole' (pun intended)

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    72
    Weird.....
    Is this some sort of Canadian...pretending to be English pun?
    I'm just not getting it...
    Sole = Base of foot
    Sole = Singular
    Sole = Fish
    ...A_Badass....

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Couldn't bring myself to say you possessed a soul.

    “Heel” or “bottom-dwelling fish” will do.

    Don't get me started on “bottom-dwelling”... ugh!

    A_'small' joke

    Dec 17th, 2013 - 02:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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