Ushuaia in the extreme south of Argentina and capital of Tierra del Fuego province celebrated on 12 October the 132th anniversary of its foundation with several activities including a jumbo popular paella for 12.000 people. The gastronomic display was sponsored by city authorities and New San, a maquila group which assembles electronic products in Tierra del Fuego under a promotion system implemented by Buenos Aires. Read full article
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So they are only 125yrs old? So please Argentines - HOW can this province and its capital dare to say the Falkland Islands are part of it? We have been in existence for as a populated territory for 183 years - and Stanley has been our capital for at least 170 years!Oct 13th, 2016 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse +2
Oh- and where are all the Ona and Yaghani peoples now who were the real people of Tierra del Fuego?
What a bunch of dumb hypocrites so many Argentines are.
Why wasn't I invited ?Oct 13th, 2016 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse +1
You got to hand it to the islanders, whose shameless use of the supposed indian injustice on Argentine soil for furthering their verbal attacks on Argentina is pretty low in the respectability stakes (I mean, at least if you used someone else's plight to help them, or at the very worst for some really great or noble cause even if it has nothing to do with them... but just to win an argument against the Argies??). Unfortunately it can get worse, since I bet most of them really don't give a flying speck of dirt about the Ona and Yaghani, and yet here they are trying to claim some moral ground they have absolutely no business in claiming.Oct 13th, 2016 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
If they did really care, they would be also clamoring for the rights of the Inuit, and the Sioux, and the Iriqois, and the Pitjantjatjara, and the Maori, and why not? Ah because that's right, those tribes were deracinated by the ANGLO, so that of course is just fine and the islanders say nothing about that don't they. They have this ridiculous notion that because the Falklands had no natives (and I am starting to doubt this fact), somehow they are unstained by the blood of colonialism. What a bunch of crock, they are British and they exist because of colonialism. And oh yeah, they were able to make an economic home of the Falklands only after they drove the only major mammal in the island to extinction, having the honor of being the first people to hunt a mammal to eternal oblivion. Of course then Marti Llazo comes and crows about how Patagonian sheep industry owes the Falklanders a debt.
I mean the level of double standards and looking the other way required is quite admirable, if only execrably so.
There couldn't have been that much squid in it. http://en.mercopress.com/2016/10/04/argentina-claims-squid-catches-in-the-south-atlantic-have-plummeted-dramaticallyOct 13th, 2016 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
What a Paella! Did they include any Amerindians in it?Oct 13th, 2016 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
Celebrating the extermination and genocide of the native South American Indians with a Spanish dish Paella . Shame on themOct 13th, 2016 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
CapiTrollism_is_back!!Oct 13th, 2016 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
Just what have the indigenous peoples of North America, New Zealand and Australia to do with Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands?
You are an idiot who clearly can't see further than the end of your noise!
...how Patagonian sheep industry owes the Falklanders a debt. Oct 13th, 2016 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
And the debt is not only to the Falklanders for being the first source of adapted sheep that made southern Patagonia's economy viable, but also the Kiwis and the Ozzies and the Scots and others from the Commonwealth who brought the whole sheep-raising industry to the region since the Argentines lacked the capacity for doing this. Our friends up in Ea Monte León can explain a bit of it:
Supplies for sheep farming, including wire fencing, pre-fab sheds, veterinary supplies, shearing machinery, vehicles, stoves, were shipped from Great Britain and sold by, among others, Braun & Blanchard, which opened a branch in Santa Cruz in the early nineteen-hundreds. Farmers, sheep and dogs usually came from the Falklands. Management, frequently drawn fron the military, was also imported. As with most other sheep farming operations in Patagonia, installations closely followed the models layed out earlier in Great Britain and Australia....
Come to think of it, wasn't the present site of Ushuaia also originally a British settlement? Not that the Argies would ever admit it.
I actually agree with the troll. How are the people in Tierra del Fuego any worse than Americans or Australians in how they treated the natives?Oct 13th, 2016 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
But Capi, you do know you're not supposed to actually read the whole dictionary right? Or are you subscribed to one of those word a day things where you have to awkwardly fit your given word into the conversation somehow?
Got to give it to the RGs.... they do a good soup kitchen even if it is only open for one day of the year.Oct 13th, 2016 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
All the terms I utilized in my cultivated harangue were placed in apposite positions where they naturally fulfill their semantic qualities.Oct 14th, 2016 - 06:32 am - Link - Report abuse -3
@CapiOct 14th, 2016 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse +3
I could also utilise an esoteric vocabulary to obfuscate my meaning and create the impression of an egregiously insufferable know-it-all.
But I don't, because that's bad writing. Good writing is clear and easy to understand, and doesn't have so many long words crammed into one sentence that it collapses under the strain.
I didn't say you used the words wrongly anyway, just that there's no reason to use such obscure words at all.
If using those words is bad writing... then most writers of novels are far worse writers than anyone here.Oct 14th, 2016 - 09:41 am - Link - Report abuse -2
cultivated harangue - you wouldn't recognise culture if it hit you over the head. What a nabo!Oct 14th, 2016 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse +1
@CapiOct 14th, 2016 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse +2
That doesn't follow at all. There are many other ways of writing badly, for a particularly horrible example see Oder 1001's posts on Scotland.
And it's certainly possible to use fancy and obscure words appropriately, but when you use them unnecessarily it makes you harder to understand and looks like you're trying too hard. Your writing is fine when you're not showing off, anyway.
Also, do you write the same way in Spanish?
You can cultivate things other than culture, in Capi's case a massive chip on the shoulder. :)
My Spanish is so evolved, for Spanish natives to understand it has become an inscrutable fortress, so I relegated to resorting to my 4th strongest language.Oct 14th, 2016 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
LOL. You must have a lonely life then. Perhaps you should come down off your pedestal and remember that the purpose of language is communication.Oct 14th, 2016 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
..............................................................................., unless, of course, you are a Troll...Oct 15th, 2016 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse -1