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Falklands' familiarization visit for UK ambassadors from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay

Tuesday, February 10th 2015 - 19:27 UTC
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British ambassadors to Chile, Brazil and Uruguay respectively, Fiona Clouder, Alex Ellis and Ben Lyster-Binns are currently visiting the Falkland Islands to familiarise themselves with the people and economy and to discover what opportunities there are to increase links between the Islands and their host countries. Read full article

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  • Briton

    If any of those countries objected they would try to oppose it, none have and none will,

    CFK on the other hand, when she hears abt this will no doubt claim we are abassadising the south Atlantic,

    or being provocative through stealth...lol

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Geeeee....
    The Foreign & Colonial Office is getting nervous...

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    nervous? I think not. Only in your very skewed way of 'thinking' perhaps. Don't judge others based on what happens in Argentina. The rest of the world is quite different.

    I am quite sure the countries mentioned will welcome future trade links, especially when the oil begins to flow. All three know that Argentina is a busted flush, of which no good will come.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @2

    UK Ambassadors don't have quite the same role as Argentine ambassadors, whose job it is to impress the domestic Argentine audience by offending their hosts abroad. See Castro, Nahon, etc, etc.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @2
    It's the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The UK does not have any colonies, whatever your corrupt gov. or useless education system may tell you.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC

    FCO..: (Foreign & Colonial Office) sounds somehow nicer, shorter and more sincere than FBOTO..: (Foreign and British Overseas Territories Office)..., don't you Think?

    Anyhow, the lads from the FCO/FBOTO in the Southern Cone are evidently getting itchy...

    Chuckle chuckle

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    LOL
    since NO ambassador of any nation of the world would go to the stinky islets in his fucking life, the poor isleters have to settle with the visit of the ambassadors of britain in the region...lol

    and what economy and opportunities are these twats talking about?
    none of the countries of the region are interested in a bunch of penguins, a bunch of stray sheep and tons of guano and sheep droppings, you pelotudos.

    and if one of those countries would be interested, the UNASUR, CELAC, MERCOSUR, etc, would ban it immediately.

    Isolating the islets is the way to go.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    FCO, is the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Nothing else. Just becuase you don't like it does not mean you can just pretend it is something else. Oh yes, actually you can. As an Argentine living in clould-cuckoo land where you can pretend the real world doesn't exsist and hide from your massive debt obligations.
    .....
    “getting itchy” ??
    Don't make such a fool of yourself. It is their role to strengthen alliances and build trade. It's their job. You know, actual work! Unlike Argentine Ambassadorships which are handed out to loyal accolytes in some form of twisted reward programme. Their only chance to live in the 1st World perhaps?
    The main difference being that UK Ambassadors are Civil Servants of the Crown, not half-arsed incumbent-party honchos.

    Finally, I don't think Ms Fiona Clouder is one of the 'lads'.

    Are you that thick?

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Johnny, what you do want to be when you grow up?

    -I want to be an ambassador for Britain so I can travel to to the Falklands, in the net rest of people that don't want me.

    George?

    -Same.

    :))))

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @7
    “... and if one of those countries would be interested, the UNASUR, CELAC, MERCOSUR, etc, would ban it immediately.”
    And no-one would care in the slightest if they did.

    When will you realise that these are just 'talking-shops' and are utterly inconsequential outside of their useless meetings. UNASUR, CELAC, etc do not have binding powers over sovereign countries, or any power at all. Like yourself, they are just shouting in the wind.

    PS: Chile is not a member of MERCOSUR and therefore any 'ban' would be treated with derision.
    Did you not know that about MERCOSUR? Go read a book or something. You are too uneducated to post here.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    2015 and the Falkland Islands are still British.

    Nothing to be nervous about and still hasn't had any effect on the UK's relationship with a Chile, Uruguay and Brazil.

    Actually the only country that has this reality has had any negative effect on is..... Argentina.

    Every year Argentinean pressure is supposed to be ratcheting up and the UK is supposedly running scared/nervous/being damaged/blah blah blah.

    Can someone tell me if this will change or will I be saying the same thing in 2016... 2017... 2018... ?

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 10:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Nothing changes except that the levels of Argentine hysteria either climb or fall depending on the domestic economic problems. Outside of that the World pretty much ignores them and recognises the Right of Self-Determination of the Falkland Islanders.

    So weak is the argument espoused by Argentina it has to resort to the likes of El Think-spittle attempting to make asides about colonies. Even his crappy 'humour' is out-dated.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    The Argentine Ambassador to the US could learn some skills from ours. Telling the US government to stop interfering in the Nisman investigation was naive, im sure Fox News and the New York Times will stop running stories on Nisman's state sponsored assassination because Miss Nahon would quite like them to.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/argentina/11354521/Argentine-prosecutor-who-accused-Cristina-Kirchner-over-1994-bombings-found-dead.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/argentina/11354521/Argentine-prosecutor-who-accused-Cristina-Kirchner-over-1994-bombings-found-dead.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/argentina/11354521/Argentine-prosecutor-who-accused-Cristina-Kirchner-over-1994-bombings-found-dead.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/argentina/11354521/Argentine-prosecutor-who-accused-Cristina-Kirchner-over-1994-bombings-found-dead.html

    That's just a small sample

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 11:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #7
    Tough titty, you don't appear to have a say in the matter. That's why you are bashing your gums -metaphorically - on this site. All you can do is rant and rave to no consequence. Actually, on second thoughts, you do help the Falklands case.
    Anyone coming on to this site has only to read your posts and draw the obvious conclusion that Argentinians are a bunch of self-centered, self pitying losers with no redeeming attributes..

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 12:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Yup, powerless - cedron has nothing to say.
    Argentina remains the laughing stock of the world.
    The Falkland Islands remain British.
    Argentina is fast becoming an embarrassment to all of Latin America.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 12:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    you argies are like children playing at dressing up...lol

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 12:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Poor old Paulcedron and his fantasy world!
    Uruguay-Export trade Increasing with the islands
    Ur flagged fishing vessel lays up in the Islands between seasons and buys FI fishing licences.
    Chilean companies interested in bidding for major Govt infrastructure projects in the Islands.
    Chilean and Ur Govts call us the Falkland Islands or Islas Falklands in all their communications and documentation with us.
    Brazil openly allows Falklands flagged fishing vessels to enter its ports.
    Chile refuses Arg presidential request to drop the Lan flight to the Islands.
    etc etc etc

    Yep- great Southern Cone Latin American Solidarity with Argentina!

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 12:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Geee - sound's like Think is getting itchy :-)

    Sounds more like a co-ordinated attack to me - now that Argentina is on the back foot. No UN resolution since 1988, no General Assembly recognition of a sovereignty dispute since 1984. Oh, and of course, the UN now recognises that in decolonization cases there is “no alternative” to self-determination.

    Sounds like Argentina has a few nails in its own coffin Think :-)

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 12:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    it seems there is something you cannot understand, ladies and gentlemen from the islets.
    and it is that you are a population of only 1500 souls, and 75% of them are older than 70.
    and life expectancy there is +/- 72 years

    so, we can say that the islets are, basically, a geriatric.
    now, older people are not great consumers, except for adult diapers, medicines and coffins.

    so we return to the original point: who the fuck can be interested in those stinky islets?
    nobody with a bit of a brain.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 02:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @20 I can't be bothered to explain about why everything in this comment is a lie or incorrect. So I will first ask you, why are you so stupid?

    Secondly, what university did you attend piggy Pauly? Was it the school of serious butt hurt? Or the Argentine College of Indoctrination and Lies, or as I like to abbreviate it, ACIL.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 03:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Try this - http://www.falklands.gov.fk/assets/79-13P.pdf

    Alternatively, try this http://www.falklands.gov.fk/assets/79-13P.pdf (Spanish) or this http://www.falklands.gov.fk/assets/79-13P.pdf (English)

    Facts are wonderful :-)

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 04:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Britain has never been really confident over its claim to the islands, the Duke of Wellington observed: “I have perused the papers respecting the Falkland Islands. It is not clear to me that we have ever possessed the sovereignty of all these islands.”

    Facts are wonderful Roger:-)

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 04:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Then please call the Duke of Wellington before the ICJ to clarify his comments.

    Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley is currently the 9th Duke of Wellington and has been for the past 6 weeks.

    I'm sure he will be surprised to have stated this!

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 04:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Paul-carrion, you claim to have attended one of the most prestigious universities on earth. ...

    Do tell us all about it.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 06:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @25 ilsen

    He won't reply to that question, he'll just insult, try to divert or run away. That's his normal behaviour.

    For instance on the story about the FCO opening a Diplomatic Academy, he asked (in the worst English I've ever seen him use - different shift at La Campora HQ perhaps?) what have the English ever contributed to the world EVER.

    So when I and others showed him a tiny portion of what the English had done, and mentioned that if we included the Scottish, Welsh and Irish since we are British too, then the amount of scientific, medical, industrial, literary, musical, legal and military inventions and discoveries made might well be into the 10's of thousands if not the 100's of thousands.

    When I asked the question just what has Argentina contributed to the world he went very quiet and hasn't returned to comment on that thread.

    So it is of little wonder that he claims things. When he 1st started posting on these forums I believe he used to 'brag' about his expensive cars and his polo playing. Of course he doesn't do that anymore as he was outed as a waster and a fraud.

    So what can we expect? He and the other La Campora trolls will never (because they don't want to) accept reality.

    They cannot understand that the reason these British Ambassadors are visiting the Falklands is so they can better understand the wants, needs and INTERESTS (just like the UN states that the UK and Argentina should) of the Islanders, so they can better represent those interests in Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.

    There is nothing like 1st hand experience to allow people to understand the situation.

    And that is why the trolls are trying to rubbish this, because they know that Brazil, Uruguay and Chile are planning to extend diplomatic ties, trade and commerce with the Falklands and they just can't stand it.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @20 paulcedron,
    You have the IQ of a retarded gnat.
    Do you really mean what you post?
    l just can't believe that anyone could be that stupid.
    Jeeze Louise, what a moron.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    Paul: “who the fuck can be interested in those stinky islets? nobody with a bit of a brain.”

    Take out gun, load both barrels, point at foot, pull trigger.

    That explains why you, Think and Marcos are COMPLETELY OBSESSED with the Islands. They are your life. Everyday you post about them. Everyday you comment on articles about them. E-V-E-R-Y-D-A-Y PAUL !!!!!!

    And guess what. You'll never have them. The full weight of your government, i.e. the most powerful organisation in your land, using every means, has only served to row your boat backwards, away from the Islands. Your failure is glorious to behold.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    2) No, that's you Mr Think, don't you remember?

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2, 6. If you can't 'say' something factual or intelligent, why 'say' anything at all? Better to have everyone Think you're an ignorant fool than 'open your mouth' and leave no doubt. And there are NO doubts about you.
    @7. Before any ambassador of any country (ambassadick/ambassadickless for latam) could officially visit the Falkland Islands, they would have to present their credentials in London. The UK is responsible for Falklands foreign affairs.

    Probably best not to try banning anything, Pablo. It would be a breach of the UN Charter. More evidence that shitland is a pariah 'state'.
    @9. Stevie, what do you want to be IF you grow up? Or have you got as far as you're going?
    @20. How about a bit of accuracy, Pablo Shitfull? Note; ”The islands' age distribution is skewed towards working age (20–60). “ AND ”According to the 2012 census, the average daily population of the Falklands was 2,932, excluding military personnel serving in the archipelago and their dependents.“
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands#Demographics
    Who's a provable wanker then?
    @23. Quiet, girlie. I've lost track of the number of hundred times you've said the same thing. No-one cares! Are you incapable of noticing that anything before 1982 is irrelevant? The Duke of Wellington died in 1852. Years before argieland was even a legally-recognised country. Try this instead ”In 2009, British prime minister Gordon Brown had a meeting with Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and said that there would be no further talks over the sovereignty of the Falklands.” Nothing, nada, cero, wala, niks, zero, naid, sifar. Most of which also apply to you. Get it yet, tosspot? Or are you as thick as the slag in the Pink House. On a point of information, that gaping entrance. Is that your mouth or the space between her stumps? I remember videos when she was just bandy-legged!

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    20@

    so we return to the original point: who the fuck can be interested in those stinky islets?
    nobody with a bit of a brain
    ,,,,,,,,
    that's not a nice thing to say abt your glorious leader .lolol

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    briton,
    yes the yegua is a piece of crap, now i am talking about doing business with the islets.
    not even england is interested, now you imagine the rest of the world....

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    tut tut,
    the Falkland's will grow in time,
    and unless Cfk gets a grip,
    Argentina will just go down the drain and its always the people that will suffer,

    she , with her millions can just sod of, can you.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    FCO officials meeting in Argentina? Great, all 4 FCO officials in the islands to see how to follow. Interesting piece of news, but nothing really NEW indeed. Not the first time, though Mercopress seems to be getting more and more money for propaganda!

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Paul-carrion, you claim to have attended one of the most prestigious universities on earth. ...

    Do tell us all about it.
    ...

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    paulcedron

    Whilst you are answering ilsen about this supposed prestigious university you attended you can also answer the question I asked on the thread about the FCO Diplomacy Academy.

    What has Argentina EVER done for the world?

    Are you going to run away again, like you did on that thread, or are you going to be a man and answer?

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @32 Piggy Pauly, please just admit your not as smart as the rest of us. And what University did you attend?

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Paul pelotudos, where was it then? University of Ruritania? What sort of degree was it, the turd degree, or as we suspect just fourth rate?

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @38
    Paul got it at the same university as Cristina.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @23 Marcos

    A claim without a case is an illegitimate claim and worthless.
    https://www.academia.edu/10490336/Argentinas_Illegitimate_Sovereignty_Claims

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @34 alejomartinez

    “FCO officials meeting in Argentina?” No, you clearly are unable to read English correctly. They are currently in the BRITISH self governing territory of the Falkland Islands, AKA as the Malvinas.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    imbeciles, retarded and braiwashed isleters.
    it seems you, bunch of benny-hillbillies, think that there are top universities as a whole, as if a university were top class in medicine, engineering, architecture and laws at the same time.

    WRONG, bunch of bennys.

    i attended the best of the best of course.
    the IAAC of catalonia had the honour of having me as a pupil.
    of course the only thing you can know about universities is that there is a fucking list with a bunch of names you have never heard of in your fucking lives.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @42 paulcedron

    Why has your English grammar and syntax changed?

    Different shift at La Campora HQ perhaps.

    Was it an honour for the IAAC to have you as a pupil? Surely it should be the other way round. You were honoured to be accepted as a pupil.

    Tell us did you finish your course and graduate? Or are you lying just like you used to lie about your lifestyle of playing polo and owning expensive cars?

    When you start swearing and insulting people, paulcedron, you show yourself up as an ignoramus. You have no valid, logical argument so you resort, like a child, to name calling. Pathetic.

    Now back to the question of yours I answered on the FCO Diplomatic Academy thread. You asked (in your vulgar and badly grammatical way) “what england has been done since its f*cking creation.”

    I explained just a tiny fraction of what the English have done for the world. Then I asked you a question which you have thus far declined to answer. So I ask again.

    WHAT has Argentina EVER done for the world?

    Stop dodging the question and answer?

    If you don't answer then we'll all know why. It's because Argentina has contributed NOTHING of any note to the world and you're too embarrassed by your jealousy fuelled rant about 'England' to comment on it again, aren't you?

    Poor pathetic paulie. Stuck in a dying country with no way out.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    42@
    I attended the best of the best of course, ha ha ,

    well I travelled back and forth to OXFORD for 5 years, so who's bragging,
    I
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    mind you it was just to drop of my daughter ? she had a job there...lolol

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Let's not be critical of the kleptomaniac southern Italian inhabitants of Argentina that suffer from delusions of grandeur and blame their problems on others.
    They are incapible of understanding facts and are impossible to reason with.
    You might as well debate the issue with donkey...
    ...although you WOULD have more success with one...

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    http://www.iaac.net/

    This appears to be the establishment that idiot child attended. One of the most prestigious institutions in the world? I lived in Spain for many years and never heard it ever mentioned - has anyone else ever heard of it?

    What a load of m----a!

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Nope...

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Paulie, with a Turd Class Degree from some minor school of Architecture! Lol! Catalonia? Wasnt that where that third class builder Gaudi put up those stupid looking impractical buildings. Theres better Architecture in Stanley!

    Name one world class building in the Dark Country?

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @48 The headquarters of the Bank of London and South America in Buenos Aires was created in 1959 by Argentine architect Clorindo Testa. It is located in San Nicolás.
    In 1959, a design contest was announced for the project by the Bank of London and South America. The land was located on a street corner in the Buenos Aires CBD, an area housing nearly half the nation's financial activity. The winning design was submitted by the Clorindo Testa team, associated with SEPRA, a society composed of architects Sánchez Elía, Peralta Ramos and Agostini.
    The project's architectural approach was among the most far-reaching and well-known local contributions to international architecture of the 1960s, as well as the country's most easily identifiable example of Brutalist architecture.
    The building, completed in 1966, was occupied by the local Lloyds Bank branch during the 1980s and early 1990s, and in 1997, was acquired by the newly privatized Banco Hipotecario.
    This edifice was inaugurated by the Duke of Edinburgh during a visit to Argentina.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Gentlemen,
    Please refrain from making childish negative comments about Catalonia, the great architect Gaudi and one of the best schools of architectural design.*

    Paulcedron obviously is a narcissist pathological liar who has delusions of grandeur. I doubt he has any higher education at all.

    *http://www.designschoolshub.com/top-10-best-architecture-design-schools-world/

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    gordo tirapedos:
    you have never left your pigsty in pork stanley in your whole life, you fatty fart blower.
    so, if you have never heard of it, thats a good thing.

    chicureo
    so you, a chilote pickpocket, talk about having education?
    lol

    captainsliver
    the only catalan architect you know is gaudi, you ignoramus?
    have you ever heard of enric miralles, carme pinós, albert viaplana, etc etc, etc?
    no?
    not a surprise.

    and apart from clorindo testa, the banco de londres and the biblioteca nacional, you have the teatro san martín and the edificio somisa, by mario roberto alvarez; the edificio kavanagh by sanchez, lagos y de la torre, and the list goes on and on.

    not to mention that one of the best architects in the world, cesar pelli is....ARGENTINO, of course.

    the funny thing is that england has not produced a decent architect in the last 50 years.
    the only good architect from the uk during modernism/ post modernism have been scottish: stirling, gowan, etc

    the worst thing is that norman foster, known for his plagiarism, stole the project of a great argentinian architect, amancio williams, to design the hsbc headquarters in hong kong.

    english = thieves.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @51 paulcedron

    And I'm still waiting for your answer. Just what has Argentina EVER done for the world? Any inventions or discoveries? Come on paulcedron surely there must be something?

    Here are 50 British inventions that have helped the world. Remember that EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU USE THEM. Thank the British, paulcedron.

    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-01-08/the-50-greatest-british-inventions

    But here is a link with even more discoveries and inventions.

    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-01-08/the-50-greatest-british-inventions

    And here is a link to English discoveries and inventions, not to take anything away from our Scottish, Welsh and Irish brothers of course, but because you seem to always say 'English' instead of British (but what can we expect of someone of such low education?).

    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-01-08/the-50-greatest-british-inventions

    And yet that list of Argentine inventions and discoveries seems to be conspicuous by its absence, doesn't it paulcedron?

    Having difficulty finding it? Feeling small, impotent and inadequate? Is that why you are resorting to childish name calling?

    But thank you for proving my point regarding your lack of intelligence. Instead of putting forwards a logical, coherent argument you rant, rave and insult.

    You know that you haven't got a legal right to the Falklands and you want to steal them, just like your forbears stole the land now called Argentina, from the natives.

    Shame on you.

    And yet despite all of your rants and insults the Falklands are still British and your South American 'brothers' are laughing at Argentina behind your backs whilst increasing ties in diplomacy, trade and commerce with the islands.

    Poor Argentina. The spoilt child who wants to play with everyone else's toys so has been put in the naughty corner whilst throwing a tantrum.

    All the mature people look on with amazement as Argentina spits its dummy out of the pram and screams 'it's not fair,' then throws another temper tantrum.

    But no one cares.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Pauly, never heard of any of them or any of those buildings. On the world stage the latino sphere is a non event I am afraid. Just a few whacky buildings doesnt add up to much. Anyway Catalonia are trying to exit the latinosphere

    According to you alone we all all imbeceles but in reality those from the nation with no achievements whatsoever are more likely to be imbeceles.

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 10:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    After everything Crisis Fernandez de Kirchner has thrown at us in the past few years and by Think's own admission, the FCO is only nervous. Sounds like a fail.

    How does it feel to be impotent Think?
    Chuckle chuckle

    When is Mercopress going to catch onto the other visitors from South America here at the moment?

    Feb 11th, 2015 - 11:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    The IAAC?
    bahahahahahahaah!!!!
    Never heard of it!

    Nor has anyone else.
    It doesn't even feature in the top 400 in EUROPE, let alone the WORLD !
    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014-15/world-ranking/region/europe

    ”The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
    You can view the full World University Rankings 2014-2015 top 400 below and explore the criteria used to assess the world’s greatest universities, while our in-depth analysis of the results shines more light on the data.
    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014-15/world-ranking/region/europe

    oh paulie, you are truly the clown of Mercopress!

    Well Done!

    This is so funny!

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  • Chicureo

    What idiots we have here.
    I have no problems with you attacking an Argentine imbicle, but to attack Catalan culture is unforgivable.
    The building of parliament in Scotland was designed by a Catalan.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 04:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @56 Chicureo

    I agree with your statements.

    The IAAC Catalan is actually in the top 10 world ranking architecture schools and universities (as voted for by the 'general public') and the only one where Spanish is spoken, hence why I think our little paulcedron choose it. I mean it's not hard to google stuff like that, is it?

    Here are the top 10 in order of quality (according to the poll).

    1. Southern California School of Architecture (SCI-Arc) - USA.
    2. Architectural Association (AA) - UK.
    3. Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) - USA
    4. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Denmark
    5. University of Tokyo - Japan
    6. Technical University Delft - Netherlands
    7. ETH Zurich - Switzerland
    8. Institute for Advanced Architecture Catalan (IAAC) - Spain
    9. The Glasgow School of Art - UK
    10. The American University of Sharjah - UAE

    Assuming paulie actually attended the IAAC, I doubt he graduated, he sounds more like a dropout than a dedicated worker.

    As for the Scottish Parliament building I personally don't like the design. It's overly 'fancy' and doesn't really fit in with the historic and grand architecture of Edinburgh. No wonder it went 21 million pounds over budget, far too fancy for what it is. Looks more like a shopping mall from the outside than a solemn place where the business of government is done.

    But there is no accounting for taste. I'm sure plenty of people like the design.

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  • Trunce

    @56

    “The building of parliament in Scotland was designed by a Catalan.”

    Looks more Ikea to me : )

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 08:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    illiterate isleters.
    the city of barcelona is the only one city in the world awarded with the pritzker prize, which are like the nobel of architecture, the most prestigious award.

    i know none of you have ever left pork stanley.
    now, if you bunch of retards, especially el gordo tirapedos and ilsen would have ever visited barcelona, bilbao, the rest of spain, france, germany, or any other country than the fucking islets, you would have realized that catalan architects are world class, and not by chance.

    so, just in barcelona you have 5 buildings awarded with the pritzker prize.
    you cannot even find 1 (one) in london, being a lot larger city.

    by the way, here you have how an english architect, norman forster, stole the ideas of the great argentine architect amancio williams.
    and not once, but twice.
    and then they say they are not pirates...lol.

    http://ghlarrosaamasf.blogspot.com.ar/2011/05/foster-vs-williams.html

    http://ghlarrosaamasf.blogspot.com.ar/2011/05/foster-vs-williams.html

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @59 LOL Pigy Pauly is now pretending to be an architect!!!!! Instead of telling us of what other people have designed what have you done that's so great, surely you must have designed something??? Or are you unemployed?? With or without a degree you are still a pathetic excuse for a human.

    And guys, lets not trash talk Barcelona, Gaudi and Catalonia in general, having been to Barcelona the architecture there is quite amazing, though I would never pretend to know much about it like Piggy Pauly.

    Also, having looked at The IAAC website, it does appear to be quite a prestigious and modern University. I think it's great that they take on special needs cases like our friend Piggy Pauly. Tell me Piggy Pauly did they let you anywhere near a 3D printer? Or did they just leave you drooling in the corner while you screamed and ranted about the Malvinas, while playing with a ARA General Belgrano model you made out of cardboard? lol

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    @59 Paulcedron

    None in London?

    How about:-

    National Gallery (Sainsbury Wing) - awarded 1991
    Millenium Bridge - awarded 1999
    Tate Modern - awarded 2001
    Lloyd's Building - awarded 2007

    I was unable to find ANY buildings in Barcelona awarded the Pritzker Prize - perhaps you could enlighten me

    Oh and by the way I have been to Barcelona

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    59 paulcedron (#)
    the city of barcelona is the only one city in the world awarded with the pritzker prize

    prove it.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #57 LEPRecon
    Thank you for your comments.
    I saw it under construction and took a tour. Both my wife and I thought it was radical to say the least. Not my personal cup of tea, but I was very impressed that it was unique to anything I had ever seen before.
    Anyone who's had the privilege to visit Gaudi's ongoing vision in Barcelona can only marvel at its incredible design.
    My point in all this is simply that we should not lower our discussion to the level of Paulcedon's ignorance. His delusions of claiming he is a student of design is laughable and a perfect example of what a poor pathetic liar he is.
    Anyway, the new center of architectural design is now Chile. Thanks to our free market economy and strict building codes (we have to because of our intense earthquakes), we have a number of new beautiful modern structures here that have been recognized by international critics as world class. This includes the tallest building in the World's Southern Hemisphere. Meanwhile, Buenos Aires, once described as the “Paris of South America” deteriorates.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    paulcedron/mamarracho/idiot child!

    I am really very interested as to why you believe that I am resident in the Falkland Islands. Please tell me.

    I would dearly like to visit the archipelago but I'm afraid that will have to remain a dream.

    Meanwhile, kindly refrain from posting such idiotic m----a!

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Buzzsaw

    Oh well Paulie you can but try, it's a shame you are so consistently shown to be bending the truth. A bit like your government eh. Well here is my 2 peneth for you Paulie, back in the 90's I worked as part design team for the Tate Modern Project as the UK Assocaite Landscape Architect to Kienast Vogt for the External Works to the Gallery, I also worked with Fosters on the Millenium Bridge on the landing for the Tate Side and the St Peters Hill side as I was the Landscape Architect in the team that redesigned the access through Peters Hill from QV street to St Pauls. So I have in fact worked on two Pritzker Prize winning design teams. And I am on this forum and I am British, now Paulie, do you still feel superior, to everyone here, what is your Portfolio looking like.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    The list of recipients of the Pritzker Prize does not show that Barcelona ha ever received this honour.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @64 gordo1

    Well if everyone who paulcedron says is a Falklander actually was a Falklander then their population would probably more than double.

    He is an ignorant fool who cannot understand that what his pathetic government says and what is reality don't match.

    His government says the whole world supports them.

    Then there are numerous people on here from many different countries in the world who refute that statement (not to mention the numerous news items showing countries doing business with the Falklands), so therefore in his own mind we must all be Falklanders.

    It is even more telling of his jealousy that he is always rubbishing the islands (why would anyone want to live on some barren windswept islands) yet he is desperate for the islands himself.

    Pathetic is really too kind a world to describe him, but I wouldn't want to be rude.

    By the way paulie I'm British of English, Irish, Welsh and Italian descent. I've lived in the UK all my life with the exception of 3 years whilst I was in the British Army and I was stationed in Alberta in Canada.

    I've never visited the Falklands, but would like to, but I would back their right to self determination to the ends of the Earth and back again.

    In the meantime, because of people like you paulie, Argentina is sinking into the mire of obscurity and serfdom to your new Chinese overlords.

    And when China takes something (like Tibet for instance) they don't give it back.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    CORRECTION: the new center of LATIN AMERICAN architectural design is now Chile. (Sorry for omitting the region.)

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    IAAC doesn't give undergraduate degrees. It gives Masters level through the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

    So suddenly Paul went from being unemployed in CONSTRUCTION to having a Masters in Architecture?

    Bahaha
    Bahahahahahahahahahahahah
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Visits from ambassadors and we end up discussing architecture ?
    However, never having heard of the Pritzker prize, I looked it up on several sites.
    As far as I could see it is awarded to architects by a jury of their peers.
    I could not find anything about an award to the city of Barcelona although it is a beautiful city....last visited by me in 1956 and the airport in 1963.
    Maybe Paul could direct us to site which gives details of this accolade.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    68 illiterate chilote
    wot?
    since when?
    the only decent architect you have there is mathias klotz, which, of course, you dont have the slightest idea of who he is.
    not to mention that the chilean structural engineers are a complete disaster.

    the centers of south american architecture were and will be brazil and argentina.

    now, why the fuck you ignorant bennys and chilotes comment about things you dont understand?
    eh?

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Paulie is truly Priceless when it comes to comedy value.
    He maybe a liar, a bullshiter and a fraud but omg, he does make me laugh.

    Bahahaha!

    PS: I have been to Barcelona and found many beautiful buildings there and thoroughly enjoyed my time in that wonderful city.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Yes. It does seem unbelievable.

    For instance where did he suddenly come with the €40,000 price tag for this Masters?

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    Pauly is by far the most amusing troll i have ever come across on the internet, definitely not the smartest but sometimes the rubbish he comes out with comedy gold. I have long given up trying to have discussions with him, much funner to give him some of his own medicine and hope eventually he will just go away.

    Also, not sure why the Argentinians are so offended or think we are getting nervous, it's just British diplomats visiting a British Overseas Territory, it's really not that big a deal.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Buzzsaw

    Pauli, I see you are ignoring all the comments about your claim to the Pritzker Prize. Why is that?

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 04:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Hilarious !

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #71 Paulcedon

    Please forgive me for boasting about my country's exceptional architectural superiority over your shameful excuse of a second world failed state.

    The Financial Times reports Chile ”has long been architecturally literate, with some 44 architecture schools for a population of 18m. (Britain, by comparison, has about 50 such schools for 64m inhabitants.)“ Argentina with over 42 million has only 20 schools.

    And the really great thing about my country is that we're constructing new buildings as our economy is growing, not declining into a cesspool like yours.

    For a beautiful example of Santiago's modern skyline:
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304757004579332721243547790

    ”Chilean architects gain global recognition” http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304757004579332721243547790

    By the way, the 8.8 earthquake we experienced in Santiago was ranked as the sixth largest earthquake ever to be recorded by a seismograph. Very few of our buildings were seriously damaged, which attests to high standards of Chilean structural engineering.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    paulcedron,
    or if you dissect it a little bit=
    Paul-c- Drone by moving the [e]
    Drone -says it all really,

    probably Spanish, of Argentine decent, lol,
    who has a grudge against the honest brits....lol

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @63 Chicureo

    No problem.

    @75 Buzzsaw

    Of course he is ignoring it. paulie is an idiot who posts before he thinks and forget that we all have access to the internet as well.

    I'm still waiting for him to answer the question of what inventions or discoveries Argentina has given the world after his childish outburst about what the English had done for the world. I have provided him links to what the English and British have done for the world, but his list of Argentine achievements is conspicuous by it's absence.

    Apparently google isn't the answer to everything.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #79 LEPRecon
    Are you kidding? The Argentines have made significant contributions to the fine art of corruption, scandal, theft, swindling, back stabbing and lack of common decency. Their great age of discovery is easily found at Wikipedia:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infamous_Decade
    They also do a respectable Malbec and very good dulce de leche.
    Sadly, their once fabulous steaks are history, just like their remarkable Ford Falcons. ...Oh, they do sometimes produce good football players...

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    79 Not a single british invention can compensate the millions of millions of deaths and crimes britain has caused to the world.
    As if the brits are better tan others people, stop joking please, because it
    s only british propaganda you are taught at school.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @81 No I was never taught propaganda at school, you have confused the UK with Argentina. Your the country that drills the Malvinas lie into children at school, that plasters Malvinas posters on buses, all of it state funded. My opinion is based on the fact I live in the Falklands and its my home.

    Anyway name a country that hasn't committed atrocities in the past, go on name at least one.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 11:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Bahahahahaha

    Malen comments in English on the internet!

    Two British inventions. Bahahahahahahahahahahahah

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #81

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 11:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @81 Malen

    The British weren't the only nation in history to invade and conquer other lands. That has been going on since the dawn of time.

    And the British weren't even the most bloody or killed the most people, certainly not when compared to the Mongols, the Huns, the Germans, the Italians (during their Roman phase), the Persians, the Russians and of course the Spanish.

    The rabid Catholic Spanish committed terrible acts of genocide in central and South America.

    Of course Argentinas hands are hardly clean either with acts of genocide, which are still continuing today as you starve the surviving natives out, and of course the thousands upon thousands of disappeared people within the last 50 years.

    People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

    But the British have contributed to the world as we know it today. It's thanks to the British that world still isn't agriculture societies where peasants had to scrape living out of small plots of land whilst working their masters larger estates.

    It's thanks to the British that billions have been saved from dying from diseases due to vaccines, antibiotics, antiseptics etc...

    It's thanks to the British that you can use a computer, the World Wide Web, the telephone and the television.

    So the British have given a massive amount to the world. Argentina has only ever taken and never given back.

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    81 malen
    the millions of millions of deaths and crimes Britain has caused to the world.

    im pretty sure you don't want people to think you are a liar,
    or just anti British and jealous of us,
    Are you a LIAR,
    then prove your accusations.

    or stand as a anti British liar.

    lets face it, you just cant stand the fact that the British are basically honest swarve, sophisticated charming , charismatic loyal welcomed all over the world,
    and you just hate it...

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    I am Mr Steven A Grasse, author of ”The Evil Empire: The Secret History of England's (sic) Global Misdeeds“ and Director of the International Coalition for British Reparations.

    Some of you probably thought my work exposing British crimes was just IGNORANT MISCHIEF-MAKING. Well screw you, suckers. The Brits have coughed. Here is an e-mail I just received from HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF  GREAT BRITAIN, NORTHERN IRELAND AND ANTARCTICA :

    ”Dear Mr Steven A Grasse,
    You're right. It was us. We did it. 
    In recompense I have instructed Mr Cameron to deposit the sum of THIRTY-ONE TRILLION BRITISH POUNDS in your secret numbered bank account at the Central Bank of Nigeria.  Please distribute the money to our victims and be nice from now on.
    Yours sincerely
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Antarctica”

    Here at the ICBR our we have determined that HARDLY ANYBODY has SUFFERED more at the hands of the DASTARDLY BRITS than the poor ARGENTINE MALVINISTAS. Not only were Argentine pirates, rapists, murderers, and thieves EXPELLED from the Argentine Maldives in 1833, but Argentina has been CRUELLY MOCKED by BRITISH AGENTS on message boards ever since, in flagrant VIOLATION of INTERNATIONAL LAW and the UNITED NATIONS.

    ENOUGH is ENOUGH. Now at last JUSTICE can be done. BONA FIDE MALVINISTAS can claim their FAIR SHARE share of BRITISH REPARATIONS, by sending bank account details, a copy of their passport, a specimen of their signature, and 50 DOLLARS US to our local agent :

    Mr. Abegunde Ibukun Opeyemi
    PO Box 409
    Lagos
    Nigeria

    We promise to wire in return your well deserved compensation of FOUR THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY BRITISH POUNDS. 

    Please note that the handling fee must be paid in US DOLLARS. We regret that PESOS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED, for obvious reasons.  

    Yours sincerely
    Mr Steven A Grasse
    Director of the International Coalition for British Reparations.

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Hans,
    Hey, I qualify as one of those deserving victims who was also inflicted great suffering by the United Kingdom as I once owned a 1978 Triumph TR7. ...Talk about state supported terrorism... British Leyland was part of the original axis of evil...

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #88
    If you think that was bad, you should have had a Maxi !!

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Clyde,
    Could you start your engine when it was raining? Mine didn't...
    We are indeed the victims of a vicious state sponsored terrorism. The only imaginable worst horror would be Argentinian assembled Fiats...

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @71 paulcedron aka mamarracho/idiot child

    “the centers of south american architecture were and will be Brasilia and Argentina”. Just like the adage that “Latin America is the continent of the future - and always will be!”

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #91 Gordo
    Brasilia, with all due respect to what they attempted, is unlivable. São Paulo and Rio are nightmares. The sad former “Paris of South America” is in ruins.
    Santiago is not perfect, but it far outshines any other city in Latin America. (Hint: this really p*sses off Argentinians as they deep down know it's true.)
    With a few exceptions in Europe and the States, the real centers now are in Asia and the Middle East.
    Sad really, as I have some very pleasant memories of Buenos Aires. Today if you want a good bife, you need to take a hydrofoil across the river to Montevideo...

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    @92
    Chicureo, you are just full of sh1t. I'm really sure that Santiago is in better shape that Buenos Aires -no doubt about that- but BA is far from being in ruins. You just remind me of those wealthy kids from Santiago that I met in Mendoza. They were having the time of their lives feeling so superior comparing Santiago with Mendoza ... Geez, Apples and Oranges ... This is what pisses off Chileans, no matter how much run down this city could get, Santiago will never get even close to BA.

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @92Chicureo
    I mistyped - it should have read “Brasil” NOT “Brasilia”. It was not my intention for a comparison of cities. Please refer to the idiot child @71.

    VIVA CHILE!

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #90
    I never owned one as I had more sense ! The gear linkage system was a nightmare. When wear set in it was like stirring glue. Selecting gear was hit and miss and rust was guaranteed in the sub frame. My father -in -law described the car as a biscuit tin on wheels !

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    familiarization visit for UK ambassadors

    Is it not time that the British prim minister visited the Falkland's.

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #93
    There was a time when even Mendoza surpassed Santiago. When I was just a lad during the Allende presidency, we would cross over the Andes to what we thought was near heaven. No rationing of food. All the toilet paper you could want and consumer goods galore! The girls were attractive and the people were prosperous. The steaks served in restaurants were the size of hubcaps! Ford Falcons were everywhere and it seemed that almost every Argentine family owned a car.
    Santiago on the other-hand was a nightmare. Women marching in the streets banging on empty pans. They even threw bird seed at the feet of military officers, implying they were “chickens”...
    Our transit system was a disaster, private companies were being seized by the corrupt government, our money was nearly worthless, endless labor strikes, communists were planning to eliminate those who threatened the Socialist revolution and my father sent me to study outside our country as there was no future. Argentina was a paradise... Buenos Aires WAS the “Paris of South America” and it was amazing.
    If you travel to BA today, you arrive at a dysfunctional outdated airport, you'll have a high probability of getting mugged by your taxi driver from the airport, being swindled by the casa de cambio when you exchange Dollars, treated to a “choice” grade of beef at the restaurant instead of “prime” grade as in the past, and you'll overpay for a bottle of Malbec as they sell a lower grade vintage under the same label as their famous exports. You see a few new buildings under construction, but most of the city you'll notice is in decay.
    On the other hand, Santiago recovered from its Socialism 1970's nightmare and is vibrant with great optimism, despite having a left leaning Socialist President because we are generally honest hard working people that care about our children's future. We pay our debts, balance our national budget and respect private property.
    So who's full of shite?

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    Chicureo, just ponder this for a while:

    Buenos Aires might have been called “The Paris of South America”. However, even it its most splendorous times, Buenos Aires didn't come even close to be Paris.

    Mendoza has never been a more transcendental city than Santiago. Even if circumstantially you went there to get what wasn't available to you at the moment.

    I totally agree with you, Argentina might have seemed like a paradise back then. Look at us now.

    You don't have to preach to the choir here. I know what you mean by Socialist nightmare. Chile had to endure through very tough times. Look at Chile now. I read some other posts that Chile might become the first fully developed country in LatAM. I totally agree and applaud that.

    Everything you say about the our airports, the risks of being mugged, etc, etc, ... absolutely true. Yet, BA is still BA. You can live here and still walk the streets (except in some notoriously bad parts of town). Can you get mugged? Oh yeah ... you could. That doesn't keep people from going out and enjoying what is good about this town. Just keep in mind that BA suffers from the regular illnesses of big urban areas. Add to that a socialist nightmare. Add to that a big percentage of reckless drivers ... wow!
    BA still has a lot to offer. And it certainly has accomplished a lot culturally. And that shows. Would you call that “in ruins”?

    Look buddy, you don't need to resort to opportunistic and inaccurate remarks to feel proud of your city. You already have a lot to show. Make the most of it. You can compare Santiago to Melbourne, or Toronto. Same league, wouldn't that be more constructive?

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @23

    ”Facts are wonderful Roger:-)”

    If one extract from what Wellington said (you don't of course relate all that he said regarding the Falkland Islands ), completely neutralises every British argument (including the Falklander angle of self determination) for possessing the Falkland Islands why aren't you taking your claim to the ICJ ?

    (You won't answer because you are incapable of doing so convincingly).

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #98 Tarquin Fin
    With all due respect, only a delusional fool would compare Santiago with Toronto or Melbourne. We still suffer from poverty and lack of decent areas to live for a significant number of our inhabitants. In 1972 Argentina's standard of living was at least double of Chile, with perhaps the best social care, hospitals and public education.
    Last August I was in BA and it was depressing. Yes, people still enjoy the city and there is still a lot to be enjoyed there, but honestly don't you think that things have gotten significantly worse?
    How many new building permits have been issued in BA over the past 12 months?
    I would not suggest another military overthrow as a solution to any country, but your countrymen need to do something.

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    dear bennys, chilotes and ignorant assholes in general:
    1. you have never heard of th IAAC because it is not in the list of the “top universities” (LOL) of qs world and all that shite.
    with the same criteria, you have never heard of the architectural school, despite the fact that it is located in LONDON, you assholes.

    2.so, for you chile is the new center of south american architecture because you have read an article in...the financial times???
    LOL x 1 million.
    if you want to know something about architecture, engineering, urbanism, etc, try with architectural review, GA, AA, architectural record, el croquis, or read about modernism, rationalism, neo-rationalism, brutalism, where the most important projects are, both by the quality of design and scale, etc. you retarded hillbillies.
    you cannot find the quality of buildings and architects typical of buenos aires, rosario, brasilia, rio de janeiro or sao paulo in the rest of south america.
    a pair of houses designed by young chilotes “no mueve la aguja”, boludos.

    3. brasilia, in spite of having a monumental scale in the downtown, has great examples of architecture and engineering, and i am not only talking about the buildings of niemeyer, pelotudos.

    if you were less ignorant, you should know architects like filgueiras lima, estudio bloco, estudio ceplan, etc.

    so, we always return to the original question:
    WHY THE FUCK YOU FORROS COMMENT WHEN YOU DONT KNOW A SHITE?

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @101 Why are you stupid?

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    architectural association, not architectural school.
    anyway, it would make no difference for you, benny-hillbillies

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @102 brianF.I,
    Because he just is.
    But he is good for a laugh.
    @103 paulcedron,
    Keep it up, niño.
    You are hugely entertaining with your idiocy.
    l'm proud to be called a “hillbilly”.
    As l am an uncomplicated country person.
    Hard working, loyal, frugal(without being mean)& have a ribald sense of humour.
    What are you?
    An Anglophobic idiot with no real grasp of fact.
    A deluded peronist fool with a HUGE chip on your shoulder.
    An asshole(one of your favourite sayings!).
    You just have to try harder, boy.

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @103 paulcedron

    If you'd've bothered to read my post properly, and it's obvious that you didn't, you would've noticed that the ratings were voted on by the general public (or rather by the students of those schools).

    These ratings do not actually make them the best in the world, they just make them the most voted on.

    By the way I'm still waiting for a list of Argentinian discoveries and inventions that have helped the world.

    What are you going to do now? Ignore it? Try to divert the thread of the conversation? Cry?

    Face it Argentina has contributed NOTHING of note to the world.

    You are a failing country with aspirations of grandeur and empire. Sadly for you, but happily for everyone else, you are far too lazy and corrupt to be any real threat.

    And in the meantime British Ambassadors from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay are visiting British Territory so they can better understand the needs and wants of the Falkland Islanders, so they can then better represent their INTERESTS in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

    The best you can come up with is swearing, insulting and sulking, just like a child. And the really amusing thing is that you know you are impotent, unimportant and useless, hence the temper tantrums.

    In the meantime continue to use the computer (British invention), the world wide web (British invention), your telephone (British invention), watch your television (British invention), knowing that you are protected from disease through vaccines, antibiotics and antiseptics (all British discoveries).

    In fact thank the British because if not for the industrial revolution you would be trying to scrape a living on a small plot of land, after spending all day working the land of your lord and master. The British, through the industrial revolution, created the modern society that we all enjoy today, with all of its luxury and convenience.

    So every night before you go to bed, paulcedron, don't forget to thank your benefactors...the British.

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Tarquin Fin
    On second thought after reading Paulcedon's delusional bile, perhaps a few one way helocopter rides out over the river might be a good idea after all...
    ...perhaps a few hundred thousand would do the trick quite nicely...

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 10:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    isolda
    Hard working, loyal, frugal(without being mean)& have a ribald sense of humour.
    What are you?
    An Anglophobic idiot with no real grasp of fact.
    A deluded peronist fool with a HUGE chip on your shoulder.

    hard working and islander?
    nope.
    impossible.
    and sense of humour?
    you?
    it seems NOT.

    and since when am i anglophobic?
    not to mention idiot or peronista
    wrong, wrong and wrong.
    go back to school.

    LEPelotudo
    you are waiting for an answer?
    search the interenet, you brainless isleter.

    chilote boludo
    helocopter?
    what the fuck is that, boludo?
    not doubts that killing people is a good idea for you.
    what was your main activity when young?
    licking pinochet´s ass?

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @107 paulcedron

    Thank you once again for proving my point. You insult and swear because you have no argument. You are a sad person with no life.

    I have searched the internet for Argentina's inventions and discoveries and have come up with NOTHING. NADA. ZILCH. ZERO.

    Yet it was you who was blasting the English with your badly and grammatically incorrect question “what england has been done since its f*cking creation.”

    So the English and British have invented and discovered thousands upon thousands of things that have benefited the whole human race since its creation and Argentine has done feck all for the human race since its creation.

    Not ONE thing.

    Oh, and paulcedron, if you are going to insult people like the petulant loser you are, you could at least try to get it right. It's internet not interenet. Just by the quality of posts people can see which of us has a brain and which of us doesn't (psst guess what - you're the brainless one). I'm not a Falkland Islander but quite frankly I don't think that you inferring that I am one is the insult you seem to think it is.

    Oh and paulie the Falkland Islands are STILL British, just like they were yesterday, and just like they will be tomorrow and the day after and the day after that. And you'll still be a forth rate loser, from a country so mired in corruption and too lazy to do anything about it, that is about to implode.

    No wonder you are so angry paulie. No money. No job. No future. No Falkland Islands. No Uruguay. No Chile. No Paraguay. No Brazil. No Antarctica. No oil. No food. No hope. And the icing on the cake is that you are all soon to be serfs of the Chinese.

    Feb 14th, 2015 - 12:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    with just 2 or 3 posts, i taught you, ignorant islanders, the existence of the IAAC, the architectural association, some great catalan, scottish, argentinian and chilote architects, the name of the most remarkable buildings in south america, and all that for free.

    so the logical answer, if you were a group of decent bennys, would have been: thank you.
    but being you lot a bunch of uneducated & ungrateful benny-hillbillies, your response is insults.

    not a surprise.

    Feb 14th, 2015 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @109 paulcedron,
    Please just go away, you insufferable nitwit.
    You're an idiot, boy.
    How did you get out of the asylum?

    Feb 14th, 2015 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @109 paulcedron

    No paulie you haven't educated anyone. You have shown yourself up to be an uneducated buffoon who can use google.

    It took you long enough to find a Spanish speaking architectural school though, didn't it?

    And still it isn't one of the 'best' universities in the world (as you were boasting). It doesn't come close, and the ranking it has was voted upon by the general public, not by an independent body who looked at important things like course content, regulation of examinations, and percentage of students passing said examinations, writing thesis' etc.. that would show just how successful teaching methods were.

    So really you have proved nothing, done nothing and yet the Falklands are still British today, just like they were British, and have been British since 1690. And they'll still be British tomorrow, and the next day and so on for as long as the people of the Falklands wish it.

    Argentina, like yourself paulie, is a loser.

    If it wasn't such a loser country then the people of the Falklands might've volunteered to become Argentine. But a leopard can't change it's spots, can it paulie?

    FALKLANDS ARE BRITISH!

    Poor paulie, are going to go and cry in a corner now?

    Feb 14th, 2015 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    the existence of the IAAC

    The--International Athletic Association Committee.....lol

    Feb 14th, 2015 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Mamarrecho/idiot child/paulcedron

    As you appear to believe that “benny” and “hillbilly” are demeaning insults permit to say that the only benny/hillbilly who appears in the posts is YOU!

    Feb 14th, 2015 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    113 gordo1
    The joke's on him; most people don't mind 'benny' or 'hillbilly'. People often call themselves those things. The joke is that we are neither, but we like to play up those aspects of Falklands culture.

    Feb 14th, 2015 - 11:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    “with just 2 or 3 posts, i taught you, ignorant islanders, the existence of the IAAC, the architectural association, some great catalan, scottish, argentinian and chilote architects, the name of the most remarkable buildings in south america, and all that for free.”

    So in other words..... he knows how to use Google.

    I see Paul is now attempting to play down his claim of “the IAAC of catalonia had the honour of having me as a pupil”.

    Google can teach you a lot. But it can't help with inconsistencies.

    Feb 15th, 2015 - 07:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    benny-hillbillies / ignorant isleters
    let's see...
    from post #110 to post #115 we have personal insults only.
    nothing else.
    not even 1 idea or argument.
    of course, nobody expects more from you.

    now, the case of isolda is a bit different, cause she denotes a sick obsession with me.
    very disturbing.
    you have to visit the booby hatch, iso.

    Feb 15th, 2015 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @116

    “not even 1 idea or argument.”

    Something that is a rarity in most of your posts.

    Feb 15th, 2015 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @116 paulcedron

    And the Falklands are still British no matter how much you cry and beg paulie.

    And the Falklands will still be British tomorrow and the next day and so on and so forth, and Argentina will still be crawling, begging and crying to any tinpot dictator that'll listen.

    And the Falklands will remain British until the people of the Falklands decide otherwise.

    And Argentina will still be impotent and unable to do anything but crawl, beg and cry. And your government will still steal from you paulie, and give your country away piece by piece to China.

    And still the Falklands will be British.

    Gonna cry again? Insult again? Because at the end of the day, paulie, that is all your posts are full of, insults and lies, and then you cry 'foul' when people respond in kind.

    Then you lose your temper because you know that you have no future and you're jealous of the Falkland Islanders and the fact that despite only being a small community they outclass Argentina at every turn.

    Feb 15th, 2015 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @116 paulcedron,
    ln your dreams, niño.
    Yuuuuuk & double yuk.

    Feb 15th, 2015 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    iso, you love me and you will have to admit it, sooner or later.
    but that obsession...well, i do not like it too much.

    Feb 16th, 2015 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CharlyR

    @108 LEPRecon
    About:
    I have searched the internet for Argentina's inventions and discoveries and have come up with NOTHING. NADA. ZILCH. ZERO.

    I don't know if you had issues searching on google, but:
    Dr. Luis Agote devised the first safe and effective means of blood transfusion. (Albert Hustin did one a litle before with a more diluted solution of blood)
    Dr. René Favaloro best known for his pioneering work on coronary artery bypass surgery
    Dr. Domingo Liotta created the first artificial heart in 1969, revolutionizing the heart transplant field
    Bernardo Houssay He is the first Argentine and Latin American Nobel laureate in the sciences
    Luis Federico Leloir his research into sugar nucleotides, carbohydrate metabolism, and renal hypertension has led to significant progress in understanding, diagnosing and treating the congenital disease galactosemia
    César Milstein together with Georges Köhler developed the hybridoma technique for the production of monoclonal antibodies, this discovery led to an enormous expansion in the exploitation of antibodies in science and medicine.
    Dr. Francisco (Paco) de la Cruz research on experimental determination of vortex melting and vortex matter properties in layered superconductors
    Juan Martín Maldacena: proposed the AdS/CFT correspondence, the conjecture about the equivalence of string theory on Anti-de Sitter (AdS) space, and a conformal field theory defined on the boundary of the AdS space

    I dont say anything about peace nobel prices because Obama got one, and he just keep sending war to half the globe.

    I just wanted to clarify about your idea that Argentina didnt made any inventions and discoveries.
    For example Milstein (His parents were Máxima (Vapniarsky) and Lázaro Milstein, a Jewish Ukrainian immigrant) did not patent his enormous discovery since he believed that it was mankind's intellectual property.

    Feb 16th, 2015 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    116@
    isolda is a bit different, cause she denotes a sick obsession with me
    ///////////////////
    Apparently every time she hears from you , she is sick.

    lsolde would have far better tastes than you old boy......

    Feb 16th, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @122 Briton,
    Thanks, Briton.
    paulcedron is just trying to gross me out. And he is succeeding in that.
    l'll just have to stop replying to the idiot.
    Cheers.

    Feb 16th, 2015 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    anytime.

    Feb 16th, 2015 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    better tastes?
    an isleter?
    LOL

    surely you guys prefer the ones of your kind, ie, another genetic error.
    now, that is not having better tastes.
    that is a disturbing trend to inbreeding

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    So that's why most of the argy bloggers on here talk the same nonsense...

    Feb 17th, 2015 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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