For years the IMF turned a blind eye as Argentina doctored its inflation index and plumped up its numbers for economic growth. Then last February the fund steeled itself and censured the country, warning it to improve its statistics by September or face potential suspension or expulsion. This threat was unprecedented in the fund’s history. Read full article
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The GuardianDec 27th, 2013 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Solid journalism. Great piece of paper.
Come on you lot!
What do you think the real economic situation in Argentina is?Dec 27th, 2013 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Not too good, but not too different than the US or the UK?
Stevie is upset that they can't hide the civil unrest as Argentina falls apart.Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
BTW Steverino, did you see the HUGE cash injection China had to make to quell their markets this week? They say their banking crisis is going to be worse than the 2000 USA crisis and 1990s Japan COMBINED.
All is going swimmingly Marx and Mao must be so happy.
@3Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Well, then there goes your recovery I guess, six long years in the making. OR you think in such a crisis the USA will just be completely bypassed. What a fool lol
Pray tell how so?Dec 27th, 2013 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
How so? LOL, you are utterly destitute broke without the Bank of China.Dec 27th, 2013 - 03:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
They own our debt as an investment and Japan is overtaking them as the largest holder.Dec 27th, 2013 - 03:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
and the majority US Fed debt is held within our own country.
So again, you are mistaken, don't you get tired of being wrong so utterly and embarrassingly wrong all the time?
How come you aren't out with the rest of your citizens burning tires on the highways?
Do they have a schedule, are you up in a couple hours or what?
YankeeboyDec 27th, 2013 - 03:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
This will be 'training' for Snotty.
The Cruise Ship protestors aren't seeing as many liners this year, so they're teaching some of Snotty's Campora Juvenil to burn tyres while others are taught to BBQ the sausages.
Great 'transferable skills' for CFK's 'transition of power' or other political street entertainment :-)
Between the blackouts and Snotty's new duties, I expect he'll be away for at least two weeks
I wonder if its the toxins in the tires and garbage fumes that have made him into a half wit?Dec 27th, 2013 - 03:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
What a pathetic attempt at a claque, the two misanthropes above.Dec 27th, 2013 - 03:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I think he may be following the only path open to an underemployed or unemployed Argentine youth.Dec 27th, 2013 - 04:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The Catholic Church in Argentina, who work daily with the poor, estimate the number of Argentine citizens unemliving in
I live in BA part of the year. At my local bakery prices have doubled in the past 2 year period. That is not 10% or even 20% inflation per year. It is closer to 40% and it seems to me that is about true for prices at all restaurants where I frequently dine.Dec 27th, 2013 - 07:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, Argies gotta lie.Dec 27th, 2013 - 08:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
There is barely any inflation in Argentina.Dec 27th, 2013 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Just take a look of some prices from my wad of supermarket tickets:
Bread - Pan de campo 1 kg: 2009 May $ 9.00; 2013 November $ 20.00
Bacon - Panceta ahumada in Mercado Central 1 kg: 2009 May $ 45.50; 2013 November $ 125.90
Toilet paper x 12 Elite Ultra doble: 2010 September $ 31.99; 2013 November $ 57.15
Large bottled water - Agua mi Villa del Sur 6 l: 2010 September $ 9.50; 2013 November $ 19.90
Sugar - Azucar Ledesma 1 kg: 2009 May $ 2.75; 2013 November $ 7.00
#3Dec 27th, 2013 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Who says? ;)
China will be fine, all they have to do is to cash in on their debt...
#14...and I just paid 8.70 for the same sugar on Dec 22. A bottle of teriyaki sauce went from 37 to 43 in one week. Ya...what inflation...Dec 27th, 2013 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
all they have to do is to cash in on their debtDec 27th, 2013 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Spoken like a true idiot that knows nothing of economics.
16. I've been telling all te Rgs that post here to buy Sugar as a hedge to the Peso and Inflation.
At least you'll have something to trade.
I guess I am right again,
Wait, am I ever wrong?
The Chinese go cling Caja and problem outsourced, yanqui...Dec 27th, 2013 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
How far until you guys reach next debt ceiling. A shool shootouts time? Two?
@ 17 yankeeboyDec 27th, 2013 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
“Wait, am I ever wrong?”
I can’t remember you being wrong, except the time periods over which things happen and this is perfectly acceptable to most people apart from the Idiot of Mendoza (TTT, etc).
But what we have both been posting about China’s economy is most definitely happening now and it will only worsen.
Anglotino hit it smack on the head about the threat from the recent forecast on demographics. Rather belatedly the authorities have relaxed the one child rule BUT not decried the female infanticide that pervades the peasant societies. So nothing will change regarding more female births.
Why is it that China thinks it is “The Middle Kingdom” and that any of their peasants are more worthy than anybody else on the planet?
ChrisDec 27th, 2013 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
According to this Oracle, Argetina went bankrupt 5 times this past year only, children are dying of trabalenguas and for first time in history, temperatures in the country are hitting 35 C....
I remember an octopus with more skills in the profession...
The Chinese go cling Caja and problem outsourced, yanquiDec 27th, 2013 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Does that string of random words mean something in your head?
I love seeing Socialism go down in LITERAL flames
China's Provincial Gov't debt is HUGE and since it is in the Shadow system the real figures are unknown. The borrowed over U$3T this year alone! China will have to print to cover the loans or take the Banks bankrupt. Neither solution is good.
I see a few 1000 more riots a month
and at some point they'll move into the Eastern Cities.
Then the game will be afoot.
Sure yanqui, sure...Dec 27th, 2013 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
About at the same time as USA pays it debt, no?
And all of the sudden, you wake up...
We pay our debt every hour of every day for a little over 200+ years.Dec 27th, 2013 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
What's your point?
Riddle me this, what would happen if the USA did pay off every T-Bill. Psst I'll give you a hint, look at what happened when we tried to pull the 30yr bond from the market and go max 10 yrs.
Go ahead oh wise one
Go ahead splain me.
At least we know America's debt.Dec 27th, 2013 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
China's full debt story is a state secret. You have to wonder why.
Meanwhile in the UK:Dec 27th, 2013 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Thd UK is set to have the strongest economic growrh in the western world during 2014.
The UK will have the strongest economy in the EU in 15 years.
But dont worry Argies you can rely in your spanish buddies for money..not!
The CEBR states that Italy and Spain will slip significantly down the rankings by 2028, overtaken by emerging markets such as Turkey and Mexico.
@ 25 brasherbootDec 27th, 2013 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Please read the article for yourself and I am sure you will see all the holes that are present.
It says it might be and in true economist-talk on the other hand Brazil and India will overtake the UK.
It's nothing but a Puff-piece to get the think tank CEBR CEO who wrote the crap into the papers and Sky fell for it.
Stevie, Here's a good one for you;Dec 27th, 2013 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
China's military is claiming the deadly Smog covering the cities is a defense measure.
I have to laugh at your stupidity. You brighten my day. Thanks!
@26 ChrisR this isnt the first time its been discussed. It was mentioned by goldman sachs around a year ago.Dec 27th, 2013 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
What is evident regardless of 'puffing up' is that the UK is in a very strong position now and for the foreseeable future. Ehereas Argentina (Spain and France) are in very poor positions.
Indis os indeed expected to have a larger GDP than the UK eventually. But then they have a mddle class larger than the entire UK population - bigger than the US's population.
Regardless the UK will remain a powerful and wealthy nation for sometime
You mean like in Los Angeles?Dec 27th, 2013 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You know what's funny?
You belong to a crap murderous nation with an economy down the drain and you think you offend me stating some made up oracle hinches you have. About China.
China for me is merely a useful idiot, I could not care less should they opt for the same drain as you lot.
But as for now, we are profitting from dealing with them, which is much more than we ever achieved dealing with you lot.
You set China up to be our nemesis not me. I am merely pointing out the many flaws in your wet dream.Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I wouldn't hold your breath on China being a savior to SA. They are owners not partners.
Your hatred of USA/UK gets in the way of your ability to reason.
Your parents ruined you.
It's your two week rotation off the rig about up?
What are you takling about, the Chinese being owners?Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
They PAY for stuff we own, a concept you thieves couldn't possibly grasp, so your post does make sense...
You may think that but its not true.Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
That's my point about your hatred getting in the way of your reasoning.
You've been brainwashed by your loony Marxists parents aren't you old enough to realize that yet? It is so obvious to the rest of us.
In case you missed the chaos in BA brought on by the policies you hold so dear:
No yanqui, remember who sent you Mitrione.Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You keep sending trade deals, we'll make sure to pay. In iron and lead, the only currencies you DO understand.
@1 Excellent, Stevie, truly excellent. Just clarify for me. Why do so many of your fellow arse...... sorry, travellers, like to post quotes from or links to Guardian articles, if it's not solid journalism? Doesn't it have wimpy cowards like Simon Jenkins and Peter Preston working for it? Small point. The article comes from the Economist, not the Guardian. What are you, apart from the obvious, an Indec specialist?Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@9 You really think he's improved to that extent?
@10 Professional applauders? Did you mean clique?
@15 How are they going to cash in on their debt when it will mean cutting their own throats? But one thing IS good. They'll cut YOUR throats first!
@18 Wonder if you can understand that, by credible methodology, the UK's economy and wealth are greater than those of China. Spend a few years trying to understand.
@22 How many straws are you clinging to, Stevie? Let me mention something. In the last days of the Nazi Third Reich, Hitler was issuing orders to non-existent divisions and corps. It's called delusion. Go for it, Stevie. Build your castles. The last sound you will ever hear is the laughter of normal, honest people.
Oh goodness but how many operated with impunity?Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Might makes right
Time is on our side
Impunity?Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You lot are marked the day you are born, that's not impunity.
Being a yanqui alone messes with your credibility...
Ramblings of a delusional loser.Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Do you also stand on street corners and scream about the injustice we've caused?
Do people try not to look at you as they pass?
It must kill you to work for the oil industry and know that your family had to flee to the big bad ol north to be protected.
Obviously it doesn't as I'm still alive. And there is little more satisfaction than knowing the money it generates will go to strangulate the [material] source.Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You will love free energy, trust me...
SadDec 27th, 2013 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You are a very sad man
Your parents ruined you
At least I'm not grumpy, butthurt and old.Dec 27th, 2013 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
40 StevieDec 27th, 2013 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
At least I'm not grumpy, butthurt and old.
I have to say, now that you mention old, and you have regaled us with your stories of being a Tupa in the glory days, fleeing Operation Condor in the 70's, I am really expecting you to be of the same age and mindset of your Tupa contemporary, Mujica.
And yet, you're as proficient with the slang and idioms, of current TransAtlantic English, as A_Void, and others who are likely 20 or 30 years younger.
Must be a tough day on the 'floor' of your rig for someone in their 60's, let alone 70's.
Just an observation
So, according to your observations, I'm somewhere between 30 and 70.Dec 27th, 2013 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Nice Nostradamus, the oracle in Delphi will be proud of you...
“At least I'm not grumpy, butthurt and old.Dec 27th, 2013 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Sounds like something my 8 y/o nephew would say.
Look up the term Arrested Development
and let me know if it rings a bell.
I'm sure they have free psychiatry wherever you live. You should go get ya some.
You might want to mention your irrational fear of the USA too
Hahahaha yanquiDec 27th, 2013 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
As I'm neither a child or a woman, I have no reason to fear you lot...
42 StevieDec 27th, 2013 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
So, according to your observations, I'm somewhere between 30 and 70.
My point exactly - what you say and how you say it, doesn't always seem to be consistent with the public persona you wish us to accept.
I am not the only one to wonder if you ever did live in Uruguay, or if you are some kind of wannabe ( if I can borrow that term) Communist idealist?
You argue like a child and are hysterical like a women.Dec 27th, 2013 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You may want to rethink your life choices.
TroyDec 27th, 2013 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I sincerely don't care what you believe and assure you that I never intended to make you believe anything about my persona. All that is happening purely in your head...
yankee i tip my hat to you with your exchange with the galactically instilled hatred of the free western world. Though the bastard he is, his biggest flaws are the values he professes for SA all in the comforts of Europe. He is smart enough to know that going back to SA would be a foolish move even for his nits he and his bitch spun off. Yet he is blinded and stupid enough to hate anything not in his way of hypocritical way of thinking.Dec 27th, 2013 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
MERCOS PRESS THIS IS FOR YOU. IS IT NOT ABOUT TIME TO ALLOW AND DISPLAY THE EMAIL ADDRESSES OF EVERY POSTER HERE HERE?
IT WOULD BE A NICE PIECE OF TRANSPARENCY TO KNOW WHAT EVERYONE RESIDES. I'VE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE
Sure PoppyDec 27th, 2013 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
E-mail adresses being like fingerprints nowadays, here's my needle to the stack
You guys make me think Troy was guessing at MP average age when he said 70...
49 StevieDec 27th, 2013 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You guys make me think Troy was guessing at MP average age when he said 70...
I don't see how you derived that from my post - it must be just in your head.
However, for you to have been an active Tupa in the 1970's, and experienced their actions first-hand, that would put you in the 60-70 year old age group, close to the age of comrade-in-arms, Pepe.
And yet, you call Poppy, old.
Change bait, Troy.Dec 27th, 2013 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Stevie once again you feel to comprehend what you read. IF that is your address.....send me an email.......a simple hola will suffice.Dec 27th, 2013 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You send me one and I tell you what you typed.Dec 27th, 2013 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
49 StevieDec 27th, 2013 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You could have just dropped it @49, but you couldn't resist a last shot.
I agree that many of the US/UK posters are close to retirement age, and those that are, are quite open about it.
Their anecdotes and experiences are consistent with their claimed ages also.
Whereas, some Trolls are very guarded about their personal details (less to remember/get caught out on, I suppose), locations, nationalities, etc., like A_Voice the best example, followed by Dany, Marcos, Vestige,
whilst others, Toby, Think (DoD), create elaborate personas to suit their purposes.
They only tell us what they want us to hear.
But you know all this ;-)
Not too surprising we take everything you say with a grain of salt, if not total disbelief.
@ 38 StevieDec 27th, 2013 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
“And there is little more satisfaction than knowing the money it generates will go to strangulate the [material] source.
You will love free energy, trust me...”
You couldn’t work out the correct answer to the fridge riddle but now you have solved the world’s energy problem WITH FREE ENERGY?
I am underwhelmed, truly underwhelmed. You are starting to lose your mind bigtime.
The definition of trolling is to type in a thread, with the single purpose of upsetting other posters.Dec 27th, 2013 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
With this in mind, and the fact that you lot don't have a single clue on half of the topics you comment on, you are eligible as a troll of first class...
What on earth made you believe it was my last shot??
You certainly fit the definition you just gave.Dec 27th, 2013 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I might add that you like many of the other Trolls on here, also appear to have an underlying political agenda to spread misinformation about issues, deflect debate, or discredit those who are reporting honestly about events.
In short, you are propaganda tools who respect no-0ne and receive that back, in kind.
I upset you, Troy?Dec 27th, 2013 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
How? With the truth?
Are you allergic to truth, Troy?
Troy you are correct about stevie. I will will say he has not strength, at least any that will allow him to ID anything more of the vagaries that he types. I've told people where I live, within blocks, my email address even when I am in Argentina. These clowns can't for the obvious reason.Dec 27th, 2013 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
PoppyDec 27th, 2013 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I understand you are looking for friends.
But us who has little interest in befriending you, why on earth should we exchange personal information with you on a public thread??
That makes no sense whatsoever...
quite a feeble attempt to deflect what you are.Dec 27th, 2013 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
So what did I type in my email?
58Dec 27th, 2013 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Upset me? No, but you did a good job of deflecting, as usual.
This time around, it was Poppy you insulted when the argument did not go your way.
I only pointed out how inconsistent your remarks are.
Did that offend you??
Judging by your personal attack on me, I guess you don't like it that I held your feet to the fire, with an awkward observation.
If you deliberately present yourself as an enigma, I don't think you should be surprised or indignant that others question your integrity or your motives.
But you already know that
Troy you notice how, like a cornered animal he slings the insults? I do not fear identifying myself. Corner the trolls and what is there response......I must be friendless and desperate.Dec 27th, 2013 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I fling insults?Dec 27th, 2013 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Contrary to modern belief, Brit isn't an insult and yanqui is merely an accident of birth...
Nunca hacia atrás para Uruguay.
@ 63 Captain PoppyDec 27th, 2013 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
you cannot find out where anyone lives from just their e-mail.
I live in Uruguay but my e-mail resides in the UK, as in email@example.com it's to one of my companies.
63 PoppyDec 27th, 2013 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Never mind Stevie.
I'm sure you're not too old to enjoy your Christmas holidays.
I take Yankee and Brit as a compliment and after having bullets thrown at me, do you think words hurt? You can't insult me despite your feeble attempts to insinuate I need friends.....lolDec 27th, 2013 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
BTW.....Mountainview............really stevie......ghosting via an anonymous DNS server? I hardly believe you're on Velarde between Anza and Calderon. Next thing you will tell me you play in Bush-Mercy Park. Yup a DNS host server.
Hahaha PoppyDec 27th, 2013 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
To be frank, I have no idea where this VPN chooses to place me...
I use to choose Denmark myself, as it seem to be your destination of choice for me, although lately it's been Sweden.
And I wouldn't want to... upset you, now would I?
Still waiting for you email........You show in every post how you stand behind your paper principles.Dec 27th, 2013 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Troy......I hope your Christmas was all it should be. I spent mine in Connecticut with the extended family......Argentine runaways living comfortable in Connecticut........my Spanish really sucks.....lol, fortunately their English is better. And Merlot is way better than Malbec......lol
Have a safe, happy and healthy New Year....and good luck with the car.
PoppyDec 27th, 2013 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
In the header of an e-mail there is plenty of info of the sender. The MX pointers offer a clear indication of the final destination of the e-mail in question.
Regardless what, a gmail account or similar will point you in the direction of their servers, nothing to do with me.
You ain't getting no mail from me, old man. Told you I have no wishes to befriend you...
Old man....how old am I? lol I can tell you I am not in my 60's.....lol This old man instills fear in you......I love it. You made my fucking year!!!.......lolDec 27th, 2013 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Does your clit throb when you post here.....
You really have no idea how happy you made me with your fear.
I made your year... Do you realize how sad that is...Dec 27th, 2013 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I hope 2014 brings you more pleisure than 2013, old man...
Of course I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo sad lolDec 27th, 2013 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
If I am old you are immature child......a nit.
Great...Dec 27th, 2013 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
laughing out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud....
So many posts, Stevie. But not a single one owning up to being the ignorant cretin that reads Guardian where it says Economist.Dec 28th, 2013 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
conqDec 28th, 2013 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Let me explain this one to your limited brain.
Now, consider youself lucky, I don't usually do, but I understand you are more prone to understand fuck all, so here you go...
The Economist (not the Guardian) had Uruguay as the country of the year. This butthurted a lot of you lot, possibly causing a further shortage of Venezuelan toilet paper. This led to you lot calling the newspaper a fraud (not the exact wording, but you her the idea). A day later, the same paper puts a story about Argentina...
You understand now, or do I have to cut it out in paper for you?
So... why does your first post talk about the Guardian then?Dec 28th, 2013 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You are right. It does...Dec 28th, 2013 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Sorry conq, your brain is not as limited as my ability to distinct British toilet paper from Venezuelan... My bad.
Has everyone noticed that stevie the troll has been hanging around a lot lately? His lot must have to make up for the trolls that are still in the dark without electricity. I hope they pay you well little steverina. Too bad you fear exposing your location so much that you must remove anonymous. No one cares to befriend you as you seem to allow you miniscule mind escape reality. We merely wish to know your country, something that la campora forbides.Dec 28th, 2013 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You enjoy the heat chica steverina, this old man is off to play some pond hockey, then to pick up my tux for First Night.
You have my email address for when you clit transforms in balls. Until then, remain anonymous under orders and remember no one wants to befriend you or vice versa, we merely wish for some transparency.
TAKAE A HINT MERCOS AND POST THE EMAIL UNDER THE SCREEN NAME.
distinct? I really meant distinguish...Dec 28th, 2013 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Cheers Poppy for the post, first one to fulfill a purpose...
80 comments: every single one from a person who demonstrates that they actually know diddly-squat about economics :)Dec 29th, 2013 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
And you do?Dec 29th, 2013 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Please enlighten us oh wise one.
Well considering Argentina's government can't even get its own economic statistics right; seems everyone is on topic.Dec 29th, 2013 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
They employ economists that can't even tell the difference between ~10% inflation and ~30% inflation. While those of us that know diddly-squat can easily tell the difference.
@76 Thanks for your explanation. But, as subsequent posts demonstrate, you ARE a cretin.Dec 30th, 2013 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@78 You have a problem. I will explain because I don't have a problem with assisting the less fortunate. You think that you're intelligent and educated. That may be the case. I, on the other hand, am intelligent, educated, experienced and balanced. Try to consider what you might be like in 40 or 50 years when you've added experience and balance. Assuming that no-one has met you face to face, listened to your self-important drivel for 15 minutes and then beaten your head into paste.
@80 And some more pointless drivel. Isn't there anybody wherever you are prepared to listen/talk to you? I'm not really surprised that you're friendless. But you could still accost strangers in the street and offer to buy them a drink. Follow that with a meal. Then you could take him home, bend over the couch and offer them a shag. All of them. It'll be a party. A bit like the Justicialist Party. Bribery, corruption and screw the people.
@81 And you've read, and understood, all of them? What about the ones that don't mention economy? We can all economise. We can do without you for a start. Isn't austerity wonderful?
You are as balanced as nitroglycerine with a hickup...Dec 30th, 2013 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Now that you have traded emails, perhaps you could trade insults directly without having to clutter this site...Dec 30th, 2013 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Stop generalising.Dec 30th, 2013 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Stop pretending you are better.
Stop flaunting your cash.
Stop being arrogant.
And I stop making fun of [some of] you.
Nobody has to pretend that we are better.Dec 31st, 2013 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
It is obvious
87 StevieDec 31st, 2013 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You will never change.
You lost control with your 'SA Brotherhood/we hate Brits' posting.
Regardless of who is better, you are an Anglo-hating bigot.
You have your own 'justifications' for that.
It's clear that's the only reason you are on here.
You have no credibility. Nobody gives a... 'fig', what you think.
And all of you are a lot of SA hating, bigot fascists, what's your point?Dec 31st, 2013 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
And I don't hate Brits. Told you Brits is just a way for the English not to take all the blame themselves...
Stevie you are again wrong in thinking every lot here hates SA. You really missed the point on what this lot hates about in SA. Believe what you may....this lot married a lot from the SA lot and that turns out to be a lot of .....lots.Dec 31st, 2013 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You are blinded by your deep rooted hatred of the white man for the way the Spainairds treated your ancestral indian lot. Get over it.....hell....you do not even live in SA anymore. You remind me of an Islamic extremist.........hellbent in his quest to return life to the 8th century and never realizing what it will be once he gets there.
You know, I really do not hate you because I find that emotion too personal, but I do feel a shed of sorrow.......a statement that you will never comprehend.
And you missed the point as to who you lot are, don't blame your country for your flaws.Dec 31st, 2013 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I don't hate you either, Poppy.
For the record, I could't care less for you lot...
if you care less, then why posy anything here and why not return to SA and do something for it?Dec 31st, 2013 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Wait, you think I post here, because I care for you lot?Dec 31st, 2013 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Ok... that would explain a whole... lot...
That is not what I said now is it?Dec 31st, 2013 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Why do you not live the life you preach and return to SA?
Return to SA?Dec 31st, 2013 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
What do you mean?
Forget it....I've neither the desire nor drive to waste precious energy.Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You are not that different from my dog, both of you evetually learn...Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
If it's a pit bull.....we have more in common than you might think. I always thought of myself as a dog. And you know you are as well........while I do tend to bark at full moons......I really hate when you lick me ass.Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I wish for you to have the last word....I always convey that courtesy to the ladies....assuming the title is fitting.
Yes, I imagined your face reminding the intellectial one of a pitbull...Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Looks are irrelevant, though I am sure they are significant to the superficial. I would suggest you watch the teeth.....but we'll never met so no worries to your feminine hygiene. Funny how things flash into memory. When I served in the military training....in the southern hemisphere.......the natives never really had any hygiene. Not sure if they smelled worse breathing or not.Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Picked up a habit?Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Most surely the problem is that you have your nose way to close to your mouth...
ahhhh...... the subtleties are always lost on you.....and ignored by me. They may have smelled different, but died the same.Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Rumours say Mitrione had an air of urine about him, but I wouldn't generalise...Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I'm sure he did. It's a natural response for most to fear. Anyone that tells you can have no fear is bullshitting......what one can do is control fear. Mitrione was a classic example of the Peter Principle in action. It was highly likely in the event he was returned, he would never have returned.Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The Peter Principle? I thought that term was used when things went wrong....Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The the natural rise to reaching the point of one's own incompetence and he was incompetent.Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Feliz y saludable ano nuevo a todos
Hahaha Poppy!!!Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
And especially to Anglotino!
be careful of the soy.Dec 31st, 2013 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Yerah, I know, it kills children, right?Dec 31st, 2013 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@87 StevieJan 01st, 2014 - 07:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Stop pretending you are better.
Stop being arrogant.
But Stevie, that's exactly what YOU do!
And all of you are a lot of SA hating, bigot fascists, what's your point?
See, you really are generalising!
I can't speak for ALL the Brits, but I challenge you to find a racist anti-Hispanic post from me.
Like many others on here, I am strongly against CFK's government because of their blatant and insulting lies about the Falklanders, economic sabotage and blackmail, conspiracy theories of British sepoys, and deliberately provoking conflict by insulting us publicly - for monetary, personal, and political gain.
That goes for their propaganda arm, La Campora, and others that spread their damaging lies and misinformation, like the spiteful Trolls on this site.
The Trolls have Nationalistic political agenda. I have no respect for them or you.
I have nothing against the regular Argentine people, they are ruthlessly victimised by their government and it is condoned and covered up by people like you.
Others might have a problem with Argentinians - they did invade their homes, threaten their lives and the lives of their children, vilely desecrate their homes with urine and feces, cost hundreds of lives... need I go on?
And I don't hate Brits. Told you “Brits” is just a way for the English not to take all the blame themselves...
Thanks for admitting you hate the English, then.
Really, the English have not acted truly alone for hundreds of years, this must be a personal issue of your own.
As I said before, you claim you put morals before Law and you don't steal, but when it comes to CFK and her government, you turn a blind eye. That's pure hypocrisy - no moral ' high ground' for you.
You accuse us of racism and exclusion based on ethnicity because you know that is simply not acceptable for the Anglos to do that, yet you rant that English cannot be in SA - becuz of ethnicity.
@ TroyJan 01st, 2014 - 09:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I don't accuse anybody.Jan 01st, 2014 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You are the ones talking about bombing Argentina, about how their only way out is another military dictatorship, about killing Peronistas - then you call me bigot, racist.
I hate and if the majority of the English on this site are fascists, it's not my fault.
There are plenty of fascist yanquis as well, not to mention rasist Aussies... Just look at your sidekick friend, he travelled the world on his 20-hour-a-week salary. He even went scuba diving, and here he is, having a go at, what he thinks are, people poorer than himself.
The English shouln't leave because of being English. They should leave because they lack skills in adaptation. They are invasive of countries, cultures and, in their monolingualism, languages.
Just look at Chris. He loves his country of origin to the point he obviously had to leave. Now, he could choose freely where to go and outlive his tragedy, and so he did. He chose Uruguay.
But still he does little else than to talk down on is nation of choice, expecting us to act and live, not mentioning vote, as he would do.
English don't leave England, they bring England with them, imposing values and ways of lives, expecting to be well received.
And I'll stop generalising as soon as you lot do the same.
@113Jan 01st, 2014 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
English don't leave England, they bring England with them, imposing values and ways of lives, expecting to be well received.
Same as your Spanish forefathers then eh? Hypocrite fool. You don't belong in that continent you call home.
Oh and btw it British not English, Clyde isn't English is he?
@ 113 StevieJan 01st, 2014 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You are very much mistaken if you think I am trying to impose my values on Uruguay, the country I adore and hope to spend whatever is left of my live helping it both financially with my taxes and to a lesser extent by helping young people understand economics a little better when it is featured in their University Course.
What REALLY upsets me if the utter wastefulness of the exceptional economy Vasquez left to Pepe to the point where some hard working Uruguayo are reduced to the level of the handouts to the workshy of the much vaunted and poorly though out “Social Inclusion” programme of the present government.
Once Vasquez is back as President I do hope he can start correcting the errors of his predecessor.
No Conor, it's English.Jan 01st, 2014 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Brit is still just an excuse to share the guilt...
@116Jan 01st, 2014 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
“Brit” is still just an excuse to share the guilt...
Really? Last time I checked modern British identity was pioneered by the Scots not the English. Ever heard of the Scottish King James? He was the man behind the idea of uniting England and Scotland. Some of the biggest imperialists and or figures of the Empire weren't English but were from the rest of the United Kingdom; Lloyd George, The Duke of Wellington, Robert Burns, Edward Carson, Lord Kitchener etc, etc......
Nice....Jan 01st, 2014 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@118Jan 01st, 2014 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Cant accept the facts? You did the same thing we my comment at @114, you couldn't accept that you your self are a cultural imperialist to a foreign land to which you do not belong and so you quickly diverted the topic like a coward.
Not Spanish only...Jan 01st, 2014 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@120Jan 01st, 2014 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Still cant admit that you are a hypocrite and an implant?
Yes Stevie multiple ethnicities came to SA, but only after your forefathers had largely exterminated the indigenous and replaced them and before the Spanish Empire collapsed and subsequently more migrants were allowed to settle. The Spanish were there first and settled the largest landmass.
And again British, as you have not provided evidence for your little jibes they mean nothing.
Yes Conor... According to some people, my forefathers also emigrated from Africa, and some distant cousins apparently built the great wall of China...Jan 01st, 2014 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@122Jan 01st, 2014 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
So your now saying that you are in no way related to the Spanish imperialists who butchered millions so that you could own your current home and live in a country were you could spout such hypocritical bullshit about the British? You have know right to lecture ANYONE about these matters while you live on conquered lands.
I know its difficult for you to grasp the concept of 'imperialism' when your leaders constantly use the term as a means of derision for anything, while conveniently forgetting that they would never have been born in their various American colonial by-product states without it.
You need to celebrate the coming of Columbus in 1492, it is after all the the early stages of conception that would lead to your sorry life.
I have said this time and again and despite it being true, colonials like yourself can't seem to get it into your thick empty skulls.
I'm indeed related to those murderous, useless pieces of human trash.Jan 01st, 2014 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
As related some as some kid will be to you, in 400 years time.
Still not his fault...
@124Jan 01st, 2014 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Oh we have a wiggly one!!
Yes it isn't you fault, but towing the line of hypocrisy regarding Imperialism while living in a nation founded on bloodshed, murder and ethnic colonial genocide is a bit fucking rich isn't it?
Best thing for you my lovely is for Latinos and other colonial races like yourself to keep you head down regarding colonialism, and do everything in your power to make the last few specs of the indigenous races as happy as possible, else I can keep calling you out for such utter hypocrisy from now until the end of time.
ConorJan 01st, 2014 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Imperialism is not ok.
The fact that it happened in the past, something that you lot were good at, doesn't mean it's ok today.
Yes, I know. Argentina, blah, blah, blah.
Wanting what one considers is ones right, is not imperialism.
Argentina does not become an empire, should she get the islands.
You know what's fucking rich?
The fact that you talk about USA, the country you lot are vassal state to, as a nation founded on bloodshed, murder and ethnic genocide like you do.
Especially regarding the fact that you are dependant on what they decide your lot of the theft of natural resources will be, in your imperialistic twin odyssey...
That, my English friend, is fucking rich.
@126Jan 01st, 2014 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Again you divert the subject my silly colonial friend, right in the middle of tea time too, how rude, lol.
Imperialism is not ok.
It built the modern world and is the primary driver of humanity, even today, theres a reason we went from cave men learning how to make fire to building Artificial hearts the size of coins for babies; IMPERIALISM, it occurs everywhere, even in nature.
If you don't like the modern world that Imperialism created then you are a waste of skin in fact to hate Imperialism is to hate your very existence, so get used to it.
Yes, I know. Argentina, blah, blah
Wanting what one considers is ones right, is not imperialism.
Argentina does not become an empire, should she get the islands.
When did I mention ARG? What Argentina wants is the very definition of imperialism, however it won't benefit humanity like we British did and to a lesser extent the Spanish did, instead Argentina would turn a 3000 strong nation with the best qualities of life in all of South America into an impoverished Kirchner wet dream fuck up. Don't you dare think you can compare Britain, the nation of innovation and the birthplace of the modern age to a decadent crappy little ex-colony/fascist dictatorship.
As for the US, when did I mention them? We were discussing your hypocrisy not Iraq etc, The overwhelming majority of Britons were against the war from the start so how can you blame us? You always try to distance yourself from the dictatorship that ran Uruguay. Also of we were a vassal of the yanks we would have gone to war in Syria wouldn't we?
There is a difference between Iraq and Uruguay, we went illegally but with many good intentions and got rid of a dictator, and then we left. You lot stole a whole continent, wiped out the bulk of its population and still own it to this day. Utter Hypocrisy from yourself.
Now if you'l excuse me the new series of Sherlock is on in 15 minutes.
Oh and in the words of the legendary Malcolm Tucker; Fuckity - Bye!”
And where did the yanquis come from?Jan 01st, 2014 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I didn't know you regarded yourself with such intense sense of despise.
Personally, I was never in doubt...
@128Jan 01st, 2014 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Just like Sherlock, Lol.
I know were the Yanks spawn from, same way you were spawned; Imperialism. You see I have no problem with it nor do I have a problem with your forefathers cleansing SA so you could exist today. I do have a problem with un-informed Latinos like yourself using Imperialism as a derision when you are guilty of it yourself. I frequently have to bring up the same argument Im using with you, with the Yanks when they make derogatory statements about Britain and her Imperial legacy especially when it relates to Irish Americans. They conveniently forget that while Britain treated Ireland in a slave like manner on and off, they are residing on an entire content pinched from the natives.
And thats what makes Argentinas claim to the Falklands so ridiculous and hypocritical; it is the equivalent of Stalin calling out Hitler for the mass murder of 6 million when he was responsible for the mass murder of 20+ million.
But heres the other catch; The Falklands were uninhabited when Britain arrived, Argentina on the other hand, well.......history speaks a milestone of regret regarding that chapter in SA history.
Good Night my dear, try to think about what I have said and the way it relates to the current status of Argentina and the last of the old British empire.
And what has all that to do with English imperialism of today?Jan 02nd, 2014 - 04:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
ConnorJan 02nd, 2014 - 07:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
You might enjoy Andrew Robert's book:
A history of the English Speaking People Since 1900
It is refreshingly, and unfashionably, non-apologist.
Some interesting bits about how colonies and their indigenous peoples fared under the Spanish Empire and other European nations, as opposed to the British.
Still reading it - looking forward to some of the really good bits!
Connor.......most of us Yanks know our country is a product of imperialism and that we as a nation have displaced the indigenous people, I've stated that many times about all of the New World. However, I as an individual do not and will not carry any guilt for anything of the past that I had no control over.Jan 02nd, 2014 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
However the SA troll seem not to realize that the non indigenous trollers are not native nor natural to this hemisphere......like stevie. But also with stevie you never know anything real about it. Sometimes he implies he lives in Uruguay, sometimes in Europe (Sweden). Other times he is indigenous, mixed and others Euro decent. It seems if he were to fix himself to something he would not be able to roll out lies, even though he is often caught in them. They, stevie included never look in the mirror.
Troy sounds like an interesting read. Most of the eastern US was settled by the British and the south west by the Spain, including SA. A definitive distinction between the end results of SA and NA considering they both started at the same time.
@Stevie, So people over the years have been right when Argentines have been described as THIEVES and LIARS often by your neighbours-what a disgrace.Jan 02nd, 2014 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Poor racist Stevie spouting crap and making himself look a fool again, I see.Jan 02nd, 2014 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
At least he isn't telling us that his student project on wind turbines is going to revolutise Uruguay, or that he has a brand of politics untried anywhere in the world which is better than anyone else has ever thought of.
The guy is a deluded fool, so far up his own arse, he is inside-out. But mocking his racism is fun.
Where do you think Yankees came from Stevie? I'd say less than 10% came from England..what do you think?
English imperialism of today...you really are a silly little turd aren't you Stevie?
Tell me silly little turd Stevie.....
There are 53 nations in the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth covers 1/4 of the surface area of the Planet and 1/3 of the population.
Nearly all these States were part of the British Empire. Today they are democracies, based on self-determination and common values. Nobody is forced to be a member.
Interestingly, none of these states needed to fight Wars of Independence (unlike French/Spanish, Portuguese territories),
None of these states despise the british colonial yoke,
All have an active trading and diplomatic status with the UK,
Many we actively assisted in their pursuit of Independence,
Indeed this year Scotland and Scottish inhabitants will be given the choice to vote for independence.
The evidence that England/Britain has ZERO imperialist behaviours is overwhelming, ...yet your racist retardation pretends that the liberation of Iraq, the actions in Afghanistan and the fact that fewer than 10% of the current US population is of English descent is somehow evidence to the contrary.
Poor Stevie, as impotent as he is stupid.
Stick to your wind turbines Stevie...pop a few of your acne spots, and try and get someone to take you seriously. You are just making a fool of yourself on here.
@126 Do try to understand. We recognise your need. But if your fart-arse neighbours, that you support, make another attempt on OUR property then, no matter what it takes, WE will OBLITERATE everything east of the Andes. Your faggoty little pipsqueak states aren't worth having. A pile of steaming shit is worth far more. Best example is argieland. Steaming shit and still faggoty. And desperate. Butts spread, lubricated, desperate and fillable. Nice to know that Stevie's still faggoty, butt spread, lubricated, desperate and fillable. Probably a gobbler as well.Jan 02nd, 2014 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@130Jan 02nd, 2014 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Christ in a fucking tin hat! Did you read what I wrote????????
I might give that a look up as it does sound familiar.
Well said sir, like I said informed individuals like yourself are sensible enough to realise that states guilty of being former colonies really need to drop any arguments regarding Imperialism as it is both Hypocritical and a waste of time as with out it mankind would still be living in the caves.
But like I said when I have to make this argument it is usually very narrow minded Americans who think that because their, granddads-aunts-cousins-twice removed nephews potato came from Kerry, they some how have a right to butt into Anglo-Irish affairs especially with the likes of the PIRA or UVF and the other fucking scum that drove NI into a civil war.
Some very well pointed out facts there sir, well done! Mind you the narrow minded-ness of Stevie is probably oblivious to such basic knowledge.
Pleas get off our side, your rampant homophobia does not help.
ConorJan 02nd, 2014 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The British isles are Keltic....
Stevie, Thieves and Liars remind us all again who have described you lot so affectionately.Jan 02nd, 2014 - 10:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I wouldn't know Andy, but it seems you made an entire society based on thieving and lying, so I guess you are right...Jan 02nd, 2014 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Connor..........Kerry was my state senator and I hated him then, hated him now and did not vote for him, just as I hated Romney....he was my governor. With a population of 317 million, we have a healthy dose of idiots here that drink anyone's kool aid for next to nothing.Jan 02nd, 2014 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
While it may be at times....difficult to criticize my government in international forums, it seldom if ever means I support all they do. In the military I had no choose, those days are long behind me. I will say this.....we spend too much time on short term fixes, short term friends and leaving long term legacy problems.
@137/139Jan 02nd, 2014 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Actually the British Isles are overwhelmingly Germanic, with significant Celt blood as well, the two races have largely amalgamated. The Isles have also been predominately Germanic for the last 1600+ years.
Theres little or no Anglo in me sir, I come from a Scots-Irish family.
So not only are you wrong about my background but you can't even display common-sense when it comes to the genetic make up of Britain and Ireland.
I wouldn't know Andy, but it seems you made an entire society based on thieving and lying, so I guess you are right...
Again a lot like Spain and her colonial off-spring eh Stevie? God you are so stupid.
Still can't admit you were wrong about Imperialism though can you? Still towing the pathetic SA line that everything wrong is the fault of Fascists and or the imperialists.