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Falklands among the best 30 Islands in the world

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The Falkland Islands has earned eleventh place in a list of the 30 best islands in the world. The list was created by Lee Abbamonte who is the youngest American to visit every country in the world and is recognized as one of the world’s most-travelled people. Read full article

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  • FI_Frost

    Madeira? That's no where near Portugal and Bora Bora (“French Polynesia”) is even in the pacific! As for Bermuda, typical of the colonial pirates to occupy territory thousands of miles away from ingland.

    The UN needs to hear about this.

    May 10th, 2014 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    They know. Argentina has told the UN a countless number of times.

    May 10th, 2014 - 08:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    But surely the mythical Sour Grapes islands in the sea of Never Never belonging to the glorious Argentine motherland, are the best Islands?

    And what about some of the Argentine islands in the River Plate-aren't they in the top ten?

    May 10th, 2014 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    So the British Isles not on the list....or isn't the UK an island....

    May 10th, 2014 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I think you've got to have some penguins to qualify as an island, Voice ;-)

    May 10th, 2014 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    A Voice- Yes Great Britain is an Island - but here we are talking about SMALL tourist destination Islands - not those large ones with populations of many millions- get a brain please.

    May 10th, 2014 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    5...;-)
    6
    Let me just re-read the article again...nope it doesn't say small tourist destinations anywhere or a limit on population...in fact this is the description...
    .....“what makes an island count as one of the best is based on his experience on the island; with the people, food, scenery, history and overall likability”

    ...so maybe it is you that needs to get a Brain.....
    or perhaps you have an amazing ability to read things that are not there....a bit like Terry Hill...I think....

    ..you are not biased are you...by any chance...?

    May 10th, 2014 - 01:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oh just fuck off voicey, you are a waste of time and space.
    You are not witty or amusing, just a bigot using up other, better people's oxygen.
    you are not welcome in the UK and should sod off back to whatever third world shithole you come from.

    May 10th, 2014 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    8
    Venezuela....there... are you happy now...?
    Go on...I've give you an opening....relieve yourself...you know you want to...

    May 10th, 2014 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • AzaUK

    To bad Malvinas didnt make the list. suppose he was only counting real places you can visit and not ones you can only imagine....

    May 10th, 2014 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC

    I say that what makes a news agency's comment section count as one of the best is based on the triplicitous humour & overall likability of posters like Mr. GeoffWard2 & Mr. A_Voice...

    It is solely my opinion, based on my own personal experiences, mind you...

    May 10th, 2014 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • AzaUK

    @7 i suggest you look at the source

    -What makes an island count as one of the best is based on my experience on the island, with the people, food, scenery, history and overall likability. It is solely my opinion based on my own personal experiences.
    -Countries i.e. sovereign nations can not be included as one entry on the list. For example, Sri Lanka cannot be included as it is a sovereign nation even though I would love to include it. Other examples of this are Australia, Cuba, Iceland, Malta, Cyprus, etc.
    -Private islands do not count toward my list such as Necker Island, BVI or Sanctuary Caye, Belize.
    -Specific islands within an archipelago nation can be counted. For example, while the Seychelles in and of itself cannot count, Praslin and La Digue, 2 specific islands of the Seychelles are included. Conversely, as the Maldives cannot be a stand alone addition on the list, specific islands of the Maldives could be included. The problem with the Maldives are no independent islands made the list as most are simply hotels and I cannot count them even though they are amazing. Fiji or Palau are other examples of a beautiful archipelago nation that I did not include any specific islands of on the list.

    -Dependency archipelagos can be counted as one entry on the list. For example, The Galapagos, The Falklands and The Cook Islands are all multi-island dependencies of other nations and all are fantastic places to visit and I have counted them each as one specific entry as opposed to breaking them up. I have been consistent with the exception of French Polynesia.

    May 10th, 2014 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Falklands among the best 30 Islands in the world”

    according to...lee abbamonte??
    lol
    and who is this abbamonte guy??

    you people are pretty easy to be deceived.

    now take a look to any of the recognised touring websites, for instance, trip advisor:
    best islands around the world:
    Ambergris Caye, Belize
    Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
    Bora Bora, French Polynesia
    Marco Island, Florida
    Lewis and Harris, Scotland
    Naxos, Greece
    Aitutaki, Cook Islands
    Nosy Be, Madagascar
    Easter Island, Chile
    Ko Tao, Thailand

    and the list goes on.

    now, how can a pair of islets with penguins as its best attraction compete with naxos or bora bora?

    haha

    May 10th, 2014 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    How can the wind blown Malvinas compete with Naxos, Bora Bora or beautiful Lewis and Harris, indeed!

    Pssssss...:
    To all Scots out there.................. Remember to vote YES in September.

    May 10th, 2014 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    11
    Wow... Thank you Mr. Think, that's one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about me....
    There are many on here that can recognise light hearted joviality and there are some that can't, some that realise when they are being played...and some that don't.
    ....there's no fooling you.....;-)

    May 10th, 2014 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Yeah guys, Apparently A_Voice playing YOU by making himself look bloody stupid by not even reading the article and accusing you of being dumb.

    What an idiot.

    May 10th, 2014 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    16
    I'm sure... that in your head you understand what you have just written...but I, for the life of me, can't....

    May 10th, 2014 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Just like you couldn't comprehend that the author did not include large islands classed as nations. Even after by your own admission of reading the article twice.

    May 10th, 2014 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC

    “”I saw things on Sea Lion Island that I’ve never seen before and likely never will again.””
    ……................ says young Mr. Lee Abbamonte on his blog.
    http://www.leeabbamonte.com/travel-blog/sea-lion-island-falkland-islands.html

    Wooooow!
    What did he see?
    BIIIIG WORDS for such a widely travelled young man!
    What is it that “FASCINATED” our young Yankee friend so deeply in them windblown Malvinas Islands?

    ””What really made Sea Lion Island stand out to me were the giant ELEPHANT SEALS that hang out on the beaches.””…
    and then he goes on... posting lots of pictures of them lardy ELEPHANT SEALS, a metal cross, some sleepy penguins, a couple of skuas eating a forgotten Pingo egg, a humble prefab lodge with a flagpole suffering a severe case of dwarfism and….. that was it.

    Well…. Well….well…. Such a fuss for some ELEPHANT SEALS!

    If this ”widely travelled young man” ever wants to see some more ELEPHANT SEALS hanging out on a beach he is welcome to visit “Mr. Think’s Top Secret American Elephant Seal Hideout” were one can watch thousands of them fat critters literally litter the beaches on a 24/7/365 basis…:

    1) Take Highway No.1 from a little town on the west coast of America called Los Angeles towards another little town upper north the west coast of America called San Francisco…
    2) Look left…
    3) Voilà !

    http://www.leeabbamonte.com/travel-blog/sea-lion-island-falkland-islands.html

    http://www.leeabbamonte.com/travel-blog/sea-lion-island-falkland-islands.html
    http://www.leeabbamonte.com/travel-blog/sea-lion-island-falkland-islands.html

    http://www.leeabbamonte.com/travel-blog/sea-lion-island-falkland-islands.html

    http://www.leeabbamonte.com/travel-blog/sea-lion-island-falkland-islands.html

    May 10th, 2014 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jwolf

    OK don't want to make the Malvinistas to feel bad so here's the top 5 islands listed by Lt. Worf of Starfleet:
    1) Gorglop island (Rigel 5)
    2) Krzynikkov island (Klingon home world)
    3) Never-Never land Island (Earth)
    4) Hak- hahge-meg island (Romulus)
    5 Malvinas Islands (Earth)

    There, that should make them all feel better. They at least came in at number 5 on the intergalactic fantasy list.

    May 10th, 2014 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I would love to visit the Falkland Islands one day.

    May 10th, 2014 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendocinovino

    ditto.

    May 10th, 2014 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    18
    Are you having difficulty comprehending the difference between the Mercopress article and the link to the source...?
    I must bear in mind for the future that I not only have to read Mercopress articles...but also the source....

    May 10th, 2014 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    The Falkland Islands upstages anywhere in RGland, that's why Gollum wants it!

    May 10th, 2014 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    23

    Perhaps you should have read the source before trying to be a smartarse otherwise it would be easy to make yourself look foolish...and we wouldn't want that.....

    Ooops too late.

    May 10th, 2014 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    WELL,,,
    Technically South America is an island, cut of at the Panama Canal,
    So technically an island,
    Ok, a big one, but an island just the same,
    [-Hang on-]
    That means technically, that makes north America an island,

    This is what happens when people get technical,
    Lets get back to simple talk….lolol

    .So they say.

    May 10th, 2014 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Are you having difficulty comprehending the difference between the Mercopress article and the link to the source...?”

    If you had bothered to check the source you would not look like a complete idiot right now. Between the two of us it is very clear who is the one that has difficulty comprehending such simple things.

    Hint: It's you..

    May 10th, 2014 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    AVoice - guess you understand know anyway why Britain could not feature on the list- same reason as Eire.
    Think- well it depends on what the tourist s in that market are looking for- if its sunshine-warm seas and beaches and palmtrees - then NO - The Falklands will not feature well!
    If the marketing is aimed at seabird and marine wildlife and the southern oceans and remote destinations off the neaten track - then Yes - the Falklands jump well up the list, along with Tierra del Fuego etc.
    Horses for courses old boy.

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Well played Islander1 !

    May 11th, 2014 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @17 “16
    I'm sure... that in your head you understand what you have just written...but I, for the life of me, can't....”

    Did you mean that? Really, really mean it? If you did, I have to tell you that I understood perfectly. Please go out and top yourself. And remember, it's your idea!
    @19 I do understand your comments. I really do. But you must remember that northern elephant seals are protected and tend to inhabit inaccessible areas. Southern elephant seals form the “government” of argieland.
    @23 Don't stretch too far. Have you written it down? The word “mind” cannot be used in relation to scots. The word “bear” should also be used with caution as it implies picking something up and carrying it. No scot would consider doing such a thing until their claim for Disability Living Allowance, and related benefits, has been approved.
    @27 Have pity. It's a scot.

    May 11th, 2014 - 09:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (28) Islander1

    Firstly…., I did some research and….. guess who paid for that Young Yank Professional Travel Blogger Mr. Lee Abbamonte’s trip to the Malvinas/Falklands?

    Secondly…., the Big Sur coast of California, which I refer to in my comment No. (19) is anything but sunshine, warm seas and palm trees…. and it’s FULL of the same elephant seals that Young Yank Professional Travel Blogger Mr. Lee Abbamonte “seems” to be so fascinated about….

    Thirdly…., Young Yank Professional Travel Blogger Mr. Lee Abbamonte’s “rules” for choosing his “favourite” spots are evidently heavily influenced by his sponsors & paying customers…
    For example...: In his list over “The 30 Best Cities in the World” he says…:
    ”I preface my 30 best cities in the world with the following 2 rules:
    - They have to be major cities i.e. a city like Florence, Italy does not qualify.”
    For immediately after placing, as his No. 10 favourite, an ugly American town, roughly the size of Florence, Italy….
    http://www.leeabbamonte.com/travel-blog/30-best-cities-in-the-world.html

    Brainwash anybody?

    May 11th, 2014 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Brainwash? You are the one who consistently displays all the characteristics of someone who has been brainwashed!

    Most posters from the Falklands, the UK, the Commonwealth and the US 'Think' you are a joke, and your sock puppets are no better.

    Try lecturing us on somewhere apart from a damp Scottish loch that you have actually been to and perhaps we might take you more seriously.

    The Falklands are stunning, but top of my list would be South Georgia.

    May 11th, 2014 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    So it's another conspiracy....?

    The Evil British Pirate Government(TEBPG) Must have bribed him so that they could feature on his critically acclaimed important website....

    May 11th, 2014 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Bribe..........................................................................? Who mentioned a bribe...?
    Young Yank Professional Travel Blogger Mr. Lee Abbamonte is a seller....
    The FIG(leaf) and the British Foreign & Colonial Office are buyers...
    In Chubut we call that...:t “Business”...

    May 11th, 2014 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Amazing if I write a favourable blog about the Falklands do you think there is a chance the FIG will pay for my visit....?
    I'm pretty good at landscapes and could paint the Falklands in a favourable light...(did you see what I did there....?).....;-))
    FIG...leave a message if interested....

    May 11th, 2014 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    They surely would... IF your blog is popular enough.
    They may be Squatters but they ain't Turnips them Kelpers ;-)

    Anyhow, if you ever come down to paint them Islands, you better keep to the coast...
    The interior is dull and completelycovered with sheep dung...

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    AvoiceofThinkedover

    Jealousy, Thinko , jealousy - can't let the Falklands get away with receiving good press, can you?

    I 'Think' I know where the sheep dung is around here!

    :-D

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @28 Islander 1

    “ if its sunshine-warm seas and beaches and palmtrees”

    Carcass Island (even though the sea is a little cold).

    May 11th, 2014 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    38
    Palmtrees...we have Palmtrees.....
    Dunoon.....
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6183/6128259936_fb59c1768e_z.jpg
    and the Isle of Bute....
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6183/6128259936_fb59c1768e_z.jpg
    ..they are all over the West of Scotland....

    May 11th, 2014 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Ambergris Caye, Belize?
    Good, but Caye Caulker is close by, just as good, and less expensive. Both are inside the second biggest barrier coral reef in the world and both are now 'tourist islands' - luckily not on the package holiday circuit.
    Quite a lot of the islands on the list were deforested by the locals and have never re-covered.

    May 11th, 2014 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think- well sleuthed- but hardly surprising - where else where would he have been likely to have got all the money to visit all those Islands - other than from their tourist promotion departments? Normal practise - inviting specialists in their field to visit all expenses paifd - and then hope they say something nice later(there is no surety about that though!) I have no doubt Chubut Tourism Dept does similar?
    The “special” of Sea Loin Is is that the wildlife is just a 100mtres from the Lodge - and some is almost underneath it penguin wise! Sheep Dung in the interior? - now you know that is not true as you lived hear! a bit deep around some shearing sheds in summer of course! In parts of the interior we have some damn good sea-trout sport fishing for a start, some first class beef now being raised commercially on good quality improved pastures, and good winter feed crops for livestock - no longer all just sheep ranges!

    38 - Yes that is the attraction of Carcass - has hills so you can get out of the wind whatever direction is blowing - lovely place - my No 1 in fact. along with West Point

    May 11th, 2014 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Did he visit the Death Star?

    We need to know!

    May 11th, 2014 - 10:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    31 think
    good one

    and it seems mr blogger also likes buenos aires, his #19 favorite city in the world.

    i can see the front pages of la nacion, clarin, ambito financiero, etc exclaiming that b.a. is one of the favorites of this abbamonte (lol) guy..

    May 11th, 2014 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Does Mr Abbamonte have a Stealth Penguin?

    Did he see any nuclear missiles?

    Can he get one in B.A. ?

    May 12th, 2014 - 12:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    43 niño

    “and it seems mr blogger also likes buenos aires, his #19 favorite city in the world.”

    niño,
    it's nice to be recognised isn't it?
    Must be a pretty sharp cookie to include BA @ 19th, so high on his list.
    “Steak & Wine” in Argentina!!

    Oh, gosh!! Look at that - little Calgary in snowy Canada is 18th!!
    What have they got that BA hasn't got?
    I see Montreal and Vancouver are up there too.
    3 cities in Canada!!

    New York, London, Melbourne, Capetown... Rio way up at number 8, Las Vegas 10 - that should make “Ron/ Sussie” happy.

    Good job, Mr. Blogger !!

    30. Tokyo, Japan
    29. Singapore, Singapore
    28. Miami, USA
    27. Stockholm, Sweden
    26. Los Angeles, USA
    25. Montreal, Canada
    24. Tel Aviv, Israel
    23. Chicago, USA
    22. Vancouver, Canada
    21. Hong Kong, SAR China
    20. Dubai, UAE
    19. Buenos Aires, Argentina
    18. Calgary, Canada
    17. Washington D.C., USA
    16. Istanbul, Turkey
    15. Prague, Czech Republic
    14. Shanghai, China
    13. Amsterdam, Holland
    12. Rome, Italy
    11. Berlin, Germany
    10. Las Vegas, USA
    9. Cape Town, South Africa
    8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    7. Bangkok, Thailand
    6. Melbourne, Australia
    5. London, England
    4. Barcelona, Spain
    3. Paris, France
    2. Sydney, Australia
    1. New York, USA

    May 12th, 2014 - 12:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    6. Melbourne, Australia
    5. London, England
    4. Barcelona, Spain
    3. Paris, France
    2. Sydney, Australia
    1. New York, USA

    B.A. One of his favourites? at 19? Bwahhahhahhahaaha! That is like saying your 19th favourite food is...
    Can anyone even consider their 19th favourite food?
    Do they have 19 different types of international cuisine in B.A.?

    I know we do in London. Last night I had some beautiful food down in the Shoreditch area.
    http://www.viethoarestaurant.co.uk/
    I can recommend it.
    192 different languages/dialects spoken in London. Tells you a lot about the types of cuisine available!
    I have to go back to beautiful, corrupt, messed-up Venezuela soon. Shame, the food is shite......

    May 12th, 2014 - 01:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Who ?

    May 12th, 2014 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Oh, gosh!! Look at that - little Calgary in snowy Canada is 18th!!
    What have they got that BA hasn't got?
    I see Montreal and Vancouver are up there too.
    3 cities in Canada!!”

    so?
    you are the ones proud because this twit thinks the islets or calgary are between his favorite places, not us.

    we give a damn thing for what he thinks or he likes.

    so, abbamonte thinks the islets are the 30th best islands in the world...great news. lol

    May 12th, 2014 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Think/A_Voice

    Really guys? Are you that desperate and pathetic you feel the need to deride one man because of an opinion he has on the Falklands? You feel that insecure you need to belittle him and question his morality? All based on a list he as put together on islands he has been to?

    It seems that you have put more effort in to comment on this article than on the recent oil and economic articles relating to the Falklands. I think that is interesting.... speaks volumes in fact.

    May 12th, 2014 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    yes, niño, you don't seem to care at all.
    (sarcasm)

    May 12th, 2014 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    49
    Before you accuse me of deriding someone perhaps you should read my posts...I don't see any evidence of that at all....
    In all fairness it is most likely that this guy approaches island Govts not vice versa....showing his experience and resumé and the popularity of his blogs etc...
    It is fairly obvious that he does this in a professional capacity...how else does he earn money if he is travelling all the time...
    So it is, in fact ....a business proposition and his work (Blog) is a job...
    If he is “sponsored” his opinion is likely to be somewhat favourable.....Common sense....

    May 12th, 2014 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    @ 14 How can the wind blown Malvinas compete with Naxos, Bora Bora or beautiful Lewis and Harris, indeed!

    Well Harris and Lewis are notorious for the dreaded Scots Doldrums, aren't they?

    And don't forget to say 'Thank you” for Admiral Sir John Woodward leading the Task Force to defeat the Junta, so it fell and brought voting back to Argentina, whatever fat lot of use they have made of it.

    May 12th, 2014 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    I am happy to see our Polynesian possession is in this list.
    Te Pito o Te Henua.

    May 12th, 2014 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    51 Menda-Voice
    “If he is “sponsored” his opinion is likely to be somewhat favourable.....Common sense.... ”

    Good point, but we are not privy to the terms or amount, if any, of his sponsorship. At this point, it is pure speculation.

    Does it not make sense also, that he is likely to have travelled to many many islands, before making a comparison, and as a self-funding travel blog, he would have approached each of them as well?

    If his island ranking is consistent with his city or country ranking systems, as seen on his website, one cannot conclude there is favouritism.

    In fact, he seems to be aware that his blog only has value to his readers and travel researchers if it is impartial.

    Likewise, he makes it clear that his blog is merely an opinion piece - how much one traveller enjoyed his experience on one vs another.

    We know where the “sheep dung” is. You are free to have your opinion also.

    May 12th, 2014 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #52

    Well Harris and Lewis are notorious for the dreaded Scots Doldrums, aren't they?

    No comprendo.

    May 12th, 2014 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    54
    Who is “WE” it appears you have taken upon yourself the mantle of speaking for everyone....
    An American and the No.1 city is New York ...no favouritism there...

    Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
    I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
    These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
    Right through the very heart of it, New York, New York

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSB9ObADkdc

    Ooo...listen Conqueror...what is that I hear being played in Times Square before Frank Sinatra's song....is it an English song....?
    Or is it Auld Lang Syne.....;-)))

    May 12th, 2014 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    56 Menda Voice

    so, no argument then, just blathering and insults - yep, that's so you !!

    :-D

    May 12th, 2014 - 05:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    You have a strange comprehension of the definition of an insult...I see no insult...

    May 12th, 2014 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendocinovino

    Toy sexpest hears whispers......“they're calling me names, they're say bad things mummy....better get in and do the same” Except the whispers are all in your small tiny head!

    May 12th, 2014 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Was thinking that Mendacious Sock might be worthy of some sport, but unfortunately no... just not really up to my level.
    Calls others trolls but just insults the Grand Canadian, out of hand.
    Boring!

    Just Boring, and a bit Sad.

    Will return to
    http://caracaschronicles.com/
    or
    http://caracaschronicles.com/
    for more intellectual fodder.

    Try them if you want to learn something...

    May 14th, 2014 - 02:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    ilsen

    Thx for re-asserting some form of proper perspective.

    Interesting Caracas.com articles.

    “Fear” - gov. intimidation of protestors

    and then Maduro's fear of Direct TV

    May 14th, 2014 - 03:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Keith York

    @ilsen/Troy

    These boards are for conversation.
    Can you two leave now?
    You pair or Trolls can find other sites to have your childish fun.

    May 14th, 2014 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • f0rgetit87

    typical homo behavior from the Canadian!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ilsen is his BITCH. Wants to be him, wants to love him.

    May 14th, 2014 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    62

    You're just being silly now, Voice... er... I mean, “Keith”

    May 14th, 2014 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    #63
    Forgetit87
    Are you the same person with whom I used to have such erudite conversations, or have you passed your screen-name to one of your son's friends?
    G.

    May 14th, 2014 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oooh! Keith is tewwibly serious chap isn't he?

    I used to be the same until I realised that there is little point trying to converse with the anti - British brigade. They simply aren't well educated enough, or over indoctrinated.

    Best of luck Keith!

    May 14th, 2014 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendocinovino

    @60 you must be ILL SON.

    you can't reuse my material from other post as though it is your own....just doesn't work.

    “Calls others trolls but just insults the Grand Canadian, out of hand.”

    So the Trolls don't like being called Trolls....how funny is that? “and a bit sad”!

    As for the Great Canadian.....now I know your taking the piss.....hahahaha good one!

    May 14th, 2014 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Keith York

    @64 Troy Tempest +
    @66 ilsen

    I won't be baited with your “anti British” comments or any other.
    Just leave the site as you are becoming exactly what you claim not to be.

    May 14th, 2014 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    68 “Keith York”

    Since you only seem to be here as reinforcement for “Voice”, why don 't YOU move on, “Keith” ?

    May 14th, 2014 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    69
    I'm not a ventriloquist.....I only have one voice, hence A_Voice....
    Perhaps I should have used the definite article as opposed to the indefinite article...
    ..but then again when I chose it I didn't think there would be idiots that would accuse me of being someone else....
    I have managed for quite sometime without any support, why would I need it now....
    It's not as if I'm really taxed by the likes of yourself or Ilsen...there are a few tricky posters to deal with, but alas it's neither of you two....

    May 14th, 2014 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendocinovino

    “It's not as if I'm really taxed by the likes of yourself or Ilsen”

    Classic!

    May 14th, 2014 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Keith York

    @69 Troy Tempest

    To answer your question. I will not move on because:-
    1. I am not a Troll
    2. When you give in to Trolls or Cyber Bullies then we have all lost.

    This is (was) a site for discussion. It has become a child's playground.

    As for you flippant comment on “reinforcing A-Voice. It appears you have a very short memory. If I have read all the comments correctly it is you and your ”gang“ preying like Wolves upon posters when only one you disagree with them.
    The ”gang” So far:-
    Troy Tempest
    Ilsen
    toooldtobeyoung
    Captain Poppy
    Can you count? I will help. Four. Four posters involved in absolutely childish Trolling and Bulling.
    I want no part of it but like another poster said you need to be put in your place and challenged EVERY time.
    Now, please go.

    May 14th, 2014 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Funny, that's how many of us feel about you.

    May 14th, 2014 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Keith dear, do try to calm down.

    From way up there on your moral high ground you probably can't enjoy a bit of banter.

    Who put you in charge of the playground anyway?
    You pompous arse.

    Are you going to “challenge” me every time I post something flippant? If so you need to get over to the Argentine Embassy BBQ thread. You have some catching up to do.

    May 14th, 2014 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Keith,
    Who the hell are you - saying such things ??

    Oh, right, that really IS the crux of the issue, isn't it?

    Your righteous indignation might be a little more believable if you weren't so partisan.

    Your “gang”
    - Voice
    - Keith
    - Paul
    - Vestige
    - Think
    - DoD
    - Dany
    - Marcos
    - José
    - ...gosh, I'd list them all, but the whole bunch is probably no more than 3 individuals.

    BTW,
    You are Trolls
    We are “counter-trolling”

    We're flippant because we have lost respect for you, and nobody takes your charades seriously anymore.

    “Rhetorical question” for Voicey:
    Ever since the Referendum and Argentinas economic and political meltdown, what do you have left?

    May 15th, 2014 - 03:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Keith York

    “The Trolls don't like being Trolled” One poster said.

    So by your logic (which has been called into question many times I see) we are counter-counter Trolls then?

    Do not presume to know me.

    Do not put me in any grouping with Marcos or Dany.

    May 15th, 2014 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Yawn

    May 15th, 2014 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    77 ilsen

    “Keith” didn't blink an eye when I crucially discredited him as “partisan”, but he raised a mighty objection when it came to his ego, and I lumped him in with Marcos et al.

    Funny he didn't object to Vestige or Voice

    Interesting. :-)

    May 15th, 2014 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    How could anyone object to me...?
    What did I do....
    Nuffin...

    May 15th, 2014 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @78 & @79 Be careful, Headmaster Keith is still lurking.

    -----------------

    Oi! Troy! Tuck your shirt in boy!

    ....and you there! Yes, you at the back, for God's sake, stop slouching lad and sit up straight!
    -----------------
    ;-)

    May 15th, 2014 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendocinovino

    @75

    Hold on....why am i not on the list? I thought I was the anti-christ.......
    you can't leave me out.

    May 15th, 2014 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @79 Voicey.
    No one objects to you dear old Thing. The UK is hugely tolerant, in general.
    As I am sure you have noted.
    Whilst I may frequently disagree with your ancient ways. I might even miss you when you are gone.
    Please put another coin in your electricity meter. Scotland needs you.

    @81 Mend my bicycle
    No. You are not on anyone's list.

    As you are homophobic, misogynistic and racist puncture that precludes you from any invitational guest list.

    So take your needy arse elsewhere.

    May 15th, 2014 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    80 ilsen

    May 16th, 2014 - 12:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendocinovino

    Mentally ILL SON
    Phew.....having thought about it. Being on a list of yours would probably make me feel sick.

    @83 SEXPEST even got bored with you and gave up!!!!

    May 16th, 2014 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    80 ilsen

    LOL

    https://www.google.ca/search?ei=AAp2U4-oBsOAogSf5YGAAg&q=Bash+Street+kids+images&oq=Bash+Street+kids+images&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.3...35956.49414.0.51494.29.26.3.0.0.0.259.2606.18j5j2.25.0.ckp%2Ckpns%3D1000...0...1.1.43.mobile-gws-serp..14.15.1725.3.1isKTwgQN5o#facrc=_&imgrc=VgFixbYHTh_N3M%253A%3Bundefined%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.beano.com%252Fmedia%252F151277%252Fbsk-group-1.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.beano.com%252Fcharacters%252Fbash-street-kids%252Fwriting-for-the-bash-street-kids%3B560%3B420

    May 16th, 2014 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @ 85 Troy

    Superb effort. Full marks!

    @84 mend my third world

    You're in detention. Report to me after class!

    May 16th, 2014 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    The Bash Street Kids....from guess where...?
    That's right Dundee...Scotland....
    ...there's no escaping Scotland's renown....

    May 16th, 2014 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Yup, that and methadone consumption. No wonder they've all calmed down a bit.

    ;-)

    May 16th, 2014 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendocinovino

    @87 A_Voice

    you didn't open that link did you? It could re-direct you to their private photos together.

    May 16th, 2014 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @ mend my bicycle

    Your obvious insecurities leave you open to violation...

    (See how easy that was? Like shooting fish in a barrel.... Although I'm growing a little bored of you now, I may dismiss you soon....).

    maybe next week I will convince you that I am a lesbian from Timbuctoo and you can vent your spleen about Muslim, feminist man-haters?

    It does you good to let it out. All that indoctrinated hatred. Must be a release for you.

    Nice to know that I'm helping you grow a pair.

    May 17th, 2014 - 12:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendocinovino

    Mentally ILL SON

    how easy what was? hahaha.....
    I was bored the start but letting Troll cyber bullys of the hook would be a crime.
    Your Gay tendencies are of no concern of mine. Just be happy with your sexuality. Just don't keep parading around dearie on forums and message boards.
    here you go again...yes hatred......blah blah.....hatred of Bullies perhaps.
    O oh....are you thinking about my nuts again? See you people just have to parade it around don't you....yuck!

    May 17th, 2014 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    91 Niño-Mendicino
    “Your Gay tendencies are of no concern of mine. Just be happy with your sexuality. Just don't keep parading around dearie on forums and message boards.”

    Does that offend you or worry you?

    ilsen is running rings around you, fool.

    IIRC, it was YOU who immaturely, attempted to insult ilsen by calling into question his “manhood” and sexual preference.

    ilsen played it up for you until you ranted and showed your true homophobe prejudices and intolerance.

    You're no more than an ignorant 'tweenage hillbilly - not intellectually ready for the 1st World.

    May 18th, 2014 - 01:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Thank you Troy.

    Well put.
    Now he has been 'outed' as a nasty ignorant homophobic fool, normal service can be resumed.

    I may even phone the wife and ask her to pop some champagne in the refrigerator for later. Job done.
    (!!)
    toodle pip!

    May 18th, 2014 - 07:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Poor Troy and Ilsen...they honestly don't realise that they are Trolls....
    How deluded is that...?
    There goes Troy again with the same MO..claiming that another poster is somehow getting the upper hand....the next stage is, he will go onto another thread and post a link claiming this.....
    Although he still hasn't learned how to post a link to the exact comment only the article.....
    http://en.mercopress.com/2014/05/10/falklands-among-the-best-30-islands-in-the-world#comment327089

    Notice how Pops has distanced himself from these two clowns...I did say he was different....

    May 18th, 2014 - 08:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendocinovino

    @ A_Voice

    You mentioned Troy would claim victory on another post....how funny he now does it for him and his “friend”.
    He BTW has left a message on another thread...hahaha

    I was going to mention Ploppy and his absence. Why is that? Like a coward in a fight, comes in arms flailing and then slinks out while others carry on? I have not been on the site long enough to see the different personalities yet. although ILL SON thinks I am an old poster.

    Toy SEXPEST and mentally ILL Son

    I will be serious for a second here.

    YOU two are Trolls. A_Voice is correct in his assessment. You actually believe you are NOT.

    You tried to bait me.
    You used insults on me first.
    you used sexuality as a weapon on me first.
    A Troll by any definition.

    If you want to do this then fine. That opens things up for me to return the favour.
    You're rapidly increasing agitation and anger (dare I say hatred) shows that my tactic worked on both of you and it is in fact you two who have had rings run around them. You can't see that? Or you do see it and you think by claiming victory it makes it so for you? That is childish to say the least.

    just for the record, of course I have no more hatred/prejudices or intolerance than the next man. But to expose the two of you for what you are then first I use your same verbal violence against you. I can use whatever means necessary. Especially when It is used on me FIRST.

    “FIRST”.....remember that!

    Ok, back to normal.

    like true cowards Bully's eventually slink away into the darkness of their home or are doomed to repeat the same mistakes again and again until someone exposes them for what they are.

    My work here is done..........................................................................

    May 18th, 2014 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Keith York

    I see both Troy and Ilsen and desperate to keep Trolling me.

    I have told you before please leave. You are both creepy.

    I notice you have lost another Troll gang member.

    You claim victory where none exist.

    Is that your superior intellect as you state above?

    I think you have been duped. But your “intellect” won't let you see that.

    Trolls don't like being Trolled!

    IMO

    May 18th, 2014 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • f0rgetit87

    I'm confused...whos gay? The “ Big Canadian” or Ilsen?

    May 18th, 2014 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Troll Gang and related “Socks”

    I am not going to get into a bun fight with Menacious Sock, regardless of how much you taunt me to do so.
    “Keith” Sock, cheerleader, you are already forgotten.

    Mendacious Sock has demonstrated his intolerance, homophobia, prejudices, very clearly.
    On the other hand, despite his accusations, he has failed to show where anyone else has attacked or insulted him for his sexual preferences or ethnicity.

    So, how about them Islands ?
    Anything to do with sexual preference?

    Trolling anyone?

    May 18th, 2014 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    You forgot your link.....;-))))

    May 18th, 2014 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Voicey... I really thought better of you!
    Why are you sticking up for these idiots? Unless of course they are your puppets?

    Dear Keith.

    I am a 'gang-member' now? ROFL!
    I am very respectable professional. One of the few who trade in Lat Am who refuses to be involved in corrupt practise. Makes life difficult, but ho hum. We all have our own beliefs.
    Also, Headmaster Keith, you never actually post anything of relevance, do you? Just keep whining on about others. Also, now you are angry, your 'voice' is becomingly incrediably similar to poor liitle Mend My HomophobeRant. Surely you can do better?

    RE: Mend My homophobia....
    Ooooh! look at your big post! Are you insecure?

    “Toy SEXPEST and mentally ILL Son

    I will be serious for a second here.”

    hahahahaha - gotcha! Like I would ever take you seriously.

    Don't bother! You are only a joke to me!

    I have never taken you seriously for a moment. To me you are just some light-hearted relief when if wish to tap in to my SmartPhone.
    Do you have them yet?
    I only 'troll' to expose racists, homophobes and misogynists*.

    So... got you you on all counts.

    Game over. You lose. The Modern World moves on. Shame you will be left behind.

    (snortles)

    Take a biscuit, and a lesson.

    *Misogyny /mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/ is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women. Misogyny has been characterised as a prominent feature of the mythologies of the ANCIENT world as well as of various religions.

    And also, of course, “MEND my own relationships and learn to start listening better ”#

    #On Golden Pond (1981)

    May 18th, 2014 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    100
    Don't be blaming me, Troy was the one that named me at the top of a gang list....
    Anyone that has been on here for the time I have ..knows I never get any support, apart from the whimsical affinity I have with Mr Think...
    It makes a welcome change, but it hasn't changed the way I post....
    If you post something I think is untrue, flawed or contentious...I will have my say regardless of your nationality....
    Besides, I never said I wasn't partial to a bit of the ole Trolling....it's not a bad word in my book....

    May 19th, 2014 - 12:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @101
    Fair enough Voicey.
    “If you post something I think is untrue, flawed or contentious...I will have my say regardless of your nationality....”

    Yup, me too. That is why I had to have it out with that Mendacious Tosser.
    Still, it was fun while it lasted. It's over now.

    Glad to know you don't support his obselete ideas.

    Cheers!

    May 19th, 2014 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    102
    I have no idea what his “ideas” are, but I do agree with some of his points....
    ...that is where I stand...
    cheers...

    May 19th, 2014 - 12:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @103
    you can still stand? !!!!
    Marvellous! Well done old boy!
    I personally have trouble remembering where I left my slippers. .

    ps. He has points? Really? I thought it was all vitriol and poison. Guess I must have just rubbed him up the wrong way. ..
    (Fnnaarrr. ..!)

    May 19th, 2014 - 01:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Keith York

    @100 Ilsen
    Your attempted insults (headmaster) show you up for what you really are, A Troll trying to bait.
    You obviously have trouble with accepting that.
    Now you attack me. Well. Go ahead.
    If nothing else it gives me a grin at reading you tired attempts at substantiating your position.
    Your very childish and clumsy attempt at humor is cringe worthy.
    You have trouble in a debate don't you?
    Do you always use personal insults to “Win”?

    May 19th, 2014 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    ilsen

    LOL,

    “Keith” has just outed himself as “Mendoninovino”
    - forgot to change his login - responded to Anglotino as “Keith” instead of “Mendo”

    Chuckle chuckle - that was short- lived!!

    http://en.mercopress.com/2014/05/13/argentina-satisfied-with-chile-s-renewed-support-for-the-malvinas-cause?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=aviso_comentarios#comments

    May 19th, 2014 - 11:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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