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Falklands' community enjoys 250th anniversary celebrations

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Saturday 31st January saw the culmination of a week of celebrations in the Falkland Islands commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Union Flag being raised on Saunders Island. Commodore John Byron placed the flag in 1765 signifying the start of British rule in the Falkland Islands. Read full article

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  • paulcedron

    again, do the maths, you ignorant isleters.
    it is 182 years of illegal occupation.

    and you call that thing a racecourse?
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/20572533@N00/445502548/
    lol

    THIS is a racecourse, boludos
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/20572533@N00/445502548/

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 01:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • googer62

    Jaysus and I thought I was a mean spirited, cantankerous old git but you have put me in the shade. I admit I am not the best at sums but I am sure that 2015 - 1765 equals 250. I wonder whether perhaps you may be using an INDEC issue calculator, that would account for the lower answer. Try working it out on paper, sometimes helps

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 02:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @1. Apply the common sense - all that time to take a cases o the world courts and nothing. A sovereignty claim without a case is an illegitimate claim and w o r t h l e s s .

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 03:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Paul.

    Hipódromo de San Isidro? Bahahahaha now Flemington is a real racecourse you boludo. Especially as it proceeds San Isidro by nearly 100 years.

    In 9 of the past 10 years it has beaten San Isodro's largest ever attendance from all the way back in 1952.

    They came to see something that they can't in Argentina. One of the world's most famous horse races. The MELBOURNE Cup.

    Yes it even predates the Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini by 26 years. And I somehow doubt anyone wins A$6.2 million for anything in Argentina. Yes we can afford to give that away for a bloody horse race. And we can even afford to have a public holiday for it.

    So that's a real racecourse with a real race. Not get another example of Argentina's now faded glorious past.

    Watch it and weep: http://youtu.be/cYvZWINN908

    You have so much time being unemployed. I'm glad you share it with us. We all need someone to laugh at.

    Oh and congratulations Falklands. STILL not Argentine in 2015.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 06:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    1 paulcedron (#)

    My maths seems to suggest that 1765 is along time before what 1833?

    Or could the 182 year you mention be a typo and you mean the Illegal armed invasion of 1982.

    Remind me how did that invasion fair?

    So how long after 1765 did Argentina come into existence?

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CKurze30k

    @1:

    No, they're right. 1765-2015 is 250 years of LEGAL ownership.

    The only ”illegal occupation(s)” occurred when your country attempted to usurp our territory.

    Once with your illegal garrison in 1833. Once with an equally illegal invasion and attempted subjugation of the legitimate inhabitants of the Islands.

    Once again, you are lying. Please stop lying.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 09:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    @1 Man up and stop wimpering loser.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 09:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #1
    THIS is a racecourse !!
    //www.ascot.co.uk

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    the hipodromo de san isidro is the best in the americas and arguably one of the best in the world, you nabos.

    not to mention that in the same jockey club, you have one of the best golf courses and THE BEST polo field in the WORLD.

    http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=458&with_photo_id=80616661&order=date_desc&user=3267624

    http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=458&with_photo_id=80616661&order=date_desc&user=3267624

    http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=458&with_photo_id=80616661&order=date_desc&user=3267624

    a comerla...

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSes Doido

    Best wishes to the Falkland Islanders.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    9 paulcedron (#)

    I see no response by our favorite Troll to the numbers game I set him.

    5 zathras (#)

    So some rubbish about horse-racing, yawn.

    When you are losing the argument it's just deflect and talk about other rubbish.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Pauly, Ever heard of Goodwood, Royal Ascot, and as for Polo, Smiths Lawn?

    The only best thing Argentina has got is the worlds best whingers, Tango and Corned Beef and the last two arent even yours… Dickhead!

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    Erm, why is there a building in the San Isidro Hippodrome named after an Englishman ? A certain Richard Tattersal ? Could this be an epic fail by Paul? I think we should be told.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Just shows what a prat you are, pablo. Do you belive 'everything' the scumbags in the Casa Rosada and the Congress say? The 'racecourse' of Stanley is important. Numbers of argies have been arrested there. Numbers have also been shot dead.
    @9. Well, 'you' might want to argue, but I see it more as a place to have a crap. Argie golf courses? Pre-prepared crap holes. Jockey club? The dwarf argie arse-wipers. And I have another idea. Lean back, head back, open mouth. It's called “Eat my shit”. Do be sure you swallow.

    Incidentally, I do think it's time for the UK to buy around 200 Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolts. I do like the idea of our pilots flying over Buenos Aires and other argie hovels firing 3,900 depleted uranium rounds per minute. I'm sure we can modify it so that it can carry 50 automatically-loaded magazines. And the Thunderbolt carries missiles as well!

    You won't have a racecourse, polo field or jockey club after we've finished. But would you prefer a variable yield, 7,000 mile+ nuclear missile?

    You're a fart. Imagine insulting a nation that can demolish your 'country'. Do you have a death wish?

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @1 paulcedron aka el mamarracho

    Are you not able to read in English?- “Commodore John Byron placed the flag in 1765 signifying the start of British rule in the Falkland Islands.” - exactly 250 years ago. IDIOT CHILD!

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @1 to quote Charles de Visscher, former head of the ICJ 'A State which has ceased to exercise any authority over a territory cannot, by purely verbal protestations, indefinitely maintain its title against another which for a sufficiently long time has exercised the powers and fulfilled the duties of sovereignty in it'

    Now even if we are lying, which we aren't, the above quote pretty much destroys Argie claims over the Falklands.

    Also, what we have is a small race coarse for amateur horse racing, nothing fancy. www.jockeysroom.com/SanIsidro.htm - This is a larger race course, just not a very prestigious one lol, and as if you could afford to go there anyway.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @1
    “again, do the maths, you ignorant isleters.
    it is 182 years of illegal occupation”

    Time to use one of those millions of CT scanners that populate Argentina:
    1765 to 2015

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    “Falklands' community enjoys 250th anniversary celebrations”

    Sounds like it was quite a day. Richly deserved celebrations!!

    2 googer62

    “Jaysus and I thought I was a mean spirited, cantankerous old git but you have put me in the shade.”

    Take no notice of BottyBoyPaulie @ 1... The grapes in argentina tend to be a little bit sour at this time of year, and our Paulie appears to eaten quite a lot of them....................

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    @1 Is this the only troll we get these days? I think the other[more able] ones are “busy” elsewhere (Nisman etc). Suck it up and go to the ICJ if you feel hard done by.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DerkeBlake

    @17 Pete

    That was quite funny. Well done.

    Derke

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    @1 paulcedron ,How stipid do you feel when so many people have just wiped the floor with you?????

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    21
    what people are you talking about, you dumbasshole?
    those isleters?
    LOL

    they (you) have the brains of a protozoo.
    you lot do not deserve to be called people.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @22 I hate repeating myself, but I must be patient with someone as simple as you pauly, i mean, you live in squalor, so I shouldn't expect anything but shit from you anyway.

    to quote Charles de Visscher, former head of the ICJ 'A State which has ceased to exercise any authority over a territory cannot, by purely verbal protestations, indefinitely maintain its title against another which for a sufficiently long time has exercised the powers and fulfilled the duties of sovereignty in it'

    DO YOU HAVE A REPLY TO THIS PAULY?!?!?!?! Do you have a mature, sensible rebuttal to that statement? Doubt it lol

    Also, you keep going on about CT scanners and magnetic resonators. If the Falklands became Argentine, would we be supplied with these or required to get them? Could we even purchase such things in Argentina? LOL I doubt it

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    paulcedron is over.
    Massive Fail.
    Pity the poor fool, for he does not realise just how stupid he is.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    @ paulcedron ,your like a fool you keep coming back for further slapping downs you must be kinky.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @22 Are you going to reply you idiot?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    Love it the Argentines are so envious that they are trying to compare racecourses. Suprise, suprise a nation of 40 million has a racecourse larger than an island community of 3,000. What next are you going to prove you are better by showing that you have a higher GDP? More CT scanners, more muderers, more trains running per hour?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    26
    replying to what, brainless FY?
    lol
    you cannot even ask a question properly, you retarded isleter.
    must be a genetic thing

    who the fuck cares about charles de visscher? l

    btw, you know what quoting means, you retarded wannabe?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    28 paulcedron
    Enlighten yourself, your nation and it's nationals seem to be oblivious to the ignorance your both unable to transcend.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_de_Visscher

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    29
    i see you have enlightened yourself by searching his name in...wikipedia
    well done and very creative of you...lol

    read and learn, ignorant isleters.

    http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2012/02/07/comment-uk-must-hand-the-falklands-back-to-argentina

    http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2012/02/07/comment-uk-must-hand-the-falklands-back-to-argentina

    http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2012/02/07/comment-uk-must-hand-the-falklands-back-to-argentina

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @30

    We don't need no Roger Waters ....

    You can have that whining whinger Morrisey too, he'll fit right in, if only he can find something to eat.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 11:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @30 Perhaps you should educate yourself Pauly, Charles de Visscher was the head of the IJS, his opinions and intellect far out way the third rate journalists you have used as examples. But of course you're to stupid to realise that, you just believe anyone who agrees with you, you would quote a parrot if it said that the Falklands were Argentine. Whereas I quote people of both historical and political significance, because I am smarter than you.

    Also you didn't answer my question about the CT scanner, oh well you did try to look smart Pauly, and i suppose trying is all that matters when you're an indoctrinated retard

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 12:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @23
    “ If the Falklands became Argentine, would we be supplied with these or required to get them? ”

    According to the rubbish Paul spouts, under Argentine rule every settlement would get a CT scanner and your houses replaced by skyscrapers, but I wouldn't fancy being protected by jet aircraft designed in the 1950s. Still, the Argentine Navy would add to the Jhelum, Lady Liz etc as Stanley harbour would welcome more wrecks, albeit less historically interesting.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 07:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @33 It's funny how stupid he is, Argies are so blinkered and brainwashed, I at least try to understand there point of view and I do kinda get it, i just don't agree with them. To be honest when ever they don't reply to a reasonable sensible question its only because they don't have answer, so I will put this down as a win my book lol.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    34 brainless FY
    “I at least try to understand there point of view...blablabla.”
    “there” point of view?
    you don't even understand your language, you ignoramus.
    how the f*ck can you understand other people?

    “blablabla...so I will put this down as a win my book lol.”
    a win in your book would be to have a life, you loser.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @35 Oops I meant 'their' lol, a common mistake in english. . Anyway you still haven't answered my question Pauly,

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @36 brianF.I
    He doesn't answer, because he has no answer. Just the insults and deflections of a deeply insecure indivual facing a dark future and powerless to change it.

    Enjoy your Islands, safe in the knowledge that they will never be Argentine! As Isolde once said, KFC is the best C-i-C you could hope for, because she will only weaken Argentina.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • La Patria

    The worst thing about San Isidro Jockey Club is that is a private restricted club in an area which needs a wide open green space for the public to enjoy. Walking around it like so many do may be exercise but it's like eating McDonalds on a park bench whilst looking through a restaurant window.....just because you can see it, doesn't mean you can experience it.

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 02:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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