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Falklands holds consultation on Premier Oil environmental impact statement

Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 19:51 UTC
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An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been submitted to the Falkland Islands Government by Premier Oil Exploration and Production Limited. The EIS covers the proposed development activity for Phase 1 of the offshore Sea Lion oilfield, located in the North Falklands Basin approximately 120 miles to the north of the Falkland Islands. Read full article


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  • Patrick Edgar

    OK boys! We have two courses of action here ! 1) One, get those paper shredders ready ! or 2) Two, make sure those kids at the lab understand well “the confining limits” of their results to be.

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Roger Lorton

    Another step in the development of the Falkland islands people.

    Argentina remains impotent.

    Is Argentina the American Sisyphus?

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Patrick Edgar

    What a waste of time and effort Roger Lorton. This problem, until resolved will only be about and between Argentina and Great Britain. The islanders are subject to the British monarchy and recently signed a referendum saying they are willing to be governed by Britain. Britain insists on claiming the islands as theirs denying and trying to ignore the Argentine claims and historical facts and events. Do the math.
    Hence why many British pigs would love to just see Argentina disappear and no longer have a country remind the world of how Britain is constantly wanting to usurp the sovereignty of other weaker nations throughout its history. And why it prefers presidents such as M.Macri or Menem over patriotic presidents who uphold the sovereignty of nations before the abusively powerful and excessively influencing countries of the world.

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Brit Bob

    Regarding Falklands oil exploration, Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana stated in February 2010, that his Government would take 'all measures necessary to preserve our rights' and also reiterated that Argentina had a permanent claim' on the islands, saying 'Buenos Aires would complain to the UN over the oil project and might take the case to the International Courts of Justice in the Hague.' (British Drilling For Falklands Oil Threatens Argentine Relations, Pope, F. , 13 Feb 2010 and Potential Drilling off Falkland, Provokes Tension Between Argentina & UK, IRRU News, 17 Feb 2010).

    Question. Why is it taking so long? Only one answer...

    Falklands – Territorial Waters:

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 10:09 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Patrick Edgar

    The central issue here is that there are many other places and many other existing fields for these companies to focus on and invest in, which would yield more profit, or have a more reliable projectable outcome, or are in more urgent need of upgrading and yet, the push here, hidden from plain view of course and kept secret, is about establishing a dependency to the investments, and we all know why. Clearly the force behind it are not the islanders, and their modest needs, but the geopolitical ambitions of GB and its arrogant insistence in beating the Argentine claim of soveraignty to the islands, by trying to foster Islander involvement and dependancy, links to foreign investors etc

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • golfcronie

    God PE you are so full of Sh**, Why is it that the UK recognises the FALKLAND ISLAND GOVERNMENT then? Premier Oil and Rockhopper are certainly asking the UK Government for financial help as it is in the UK's interest. Premier Oil and Rockhopper have submitted all relevant documents to the FALKLAND Government over the last few months. Namely THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT and the FIELD DEVELOPMENT PLAN for discussion with the FALKLAND ISLAND GOVERNMENT nothing to do with the UK.

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Patrick Edgar

    LoloLhahaha Unbeliable!
    Sweetie .... “The Falklands Islands Government” WAS CREATED BY BRITAIN, it's PART of Britain!! Britain RULES IT! LOL
    (I guess we are now starting to see the effect of all those “lines in the sky” lol)

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • lord soctt the third

    patrick edgar

    your a knob head

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • gordo1

    Patrick Edgar

    You haven't a clue about what you are posting! It's plain crap!

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • BrianFI

    Patrick, the force behind the search for oil is the islanders and we take are actively involved in the industry in the Falklands. I know this cuz I go to these meetings you dopey hippy

    Go find an identity and a country you loser

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    It would seem that a 2002 legal opinion requested by the UN suggests that this 'problem' is not just between the UK and Argentina Pat. As noted on the South Atlantic Council's website. Links to the report can be found here -

    Argentina has no claim.

    25% of the Governments in the world could be said to have been 'created' by Britain during our colonial period. Woodbine Parish assisted Rosas in organising Argentina's.

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Patrick Edgar

    What's the psychology of rape ?

    Feb 02nd, 2018 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • golfcronie

    Why ask us as you are obviously more intelligent than us, he says with fingers crossed behind back.It has been posted many times that the FIG only rely on DEFENCE and FOREIGN AFFAIRS. I hope that the project is sanctioned this year as I have money on it.

    Feb 03rd, 2018 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Patrick Edgar

    The psychology of rape has to do with the mind feeling it is not worthy of being loved and accepting it fully, perhaps preferring it or needing it, though it seeks the recognition of his or her normalcy, the psychosis is the belief that others really want and need you but they simply are not aware of it, so when the person first manipulates the other to lull them into a fake sense of security and then forces them down and secures that person from being able to defend themselves (an element that the rapist will exploit if it was already there) to take advantage of them and use them sexually for something which otherwise would be human and naturally sought, he must shut his (or her) ears to be able to reject in complete denial the suffering or rejection of the other. There is however a downward spiral aspect to it, where the rapist or abuser cannot avoid the loss of respect for the victim as it is unstable and unnatural to believe you are not loved or included, nor need to love or include others, so the victim collapses into insignificance and becomes discardable, since after the event the rapist can no longer bare their reality or proximity, perhaps not even their existence as it is a vivid reminder of the denial of normalcy they suppressed in themselves.
    It's not so different to when you have sex with a chick you really did not find attractive or interesting at all, or even loathed her, but were too horny to think straight so you used your advantage and need for the girl to be not seen as ugly now present in her after you caused it, to have easy mercy sex. Many aspects of human or social behavior have the same dynamics. Countries invading other countries. Robbing another. Throwing people in jail and Homosexual sex between people whose world is not 100 percent contextualized in social homosexuality.

    Feb 03rd, 2018 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    What gives you insight into the psychology of rape, Patrick?

    ...please don't say personal experience.

    Feb 03rd, 2018 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Patrick Edgar

    I like psychology and human sciences.
    Ultimately human behavior, or I should say ... the way we all have been reacting all this time to our existential predicament on the Earth, is not so complex nor difficult to understand once you arrive at the essential condition of our experience. My trouble is that most of what I understand has been deduced and arrived at with almost zero intellectual or academic activities, and so when I explain things they tend to come out rather rough around the edges, or sometimes I'll miss with a point or two entirely. On top of it my English is sort “half mother tongue” if that makes any sense to you. But; I do think at the level of concept and general scientific understanding very broadly and far reaching. Which means in the end that those you want to understand what I'm trying to say, get a lot of it, or get what I'm trying to say; while those who don't want to understand me or seek to discredit me, find it easy to do so.

    Feb 04th, 2018 - 08:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “My trouble is that most of what I understand has been deduced and arrived at with almost zero intellectual or academic activities.”

    I thought you would say that. But thinking is cheap. Anyone can come up with theories that sound reasonable enough; even if we understand them perfectly, why should I or anyone believe yours? Especially since you don't seem interested in doing any research, or in other people's ideas and criticism. Both those things would let you improve your theories if you were willing to take them on board.

    As for your English, you could improve your readability very easily just by adding paragraph breaks.

    Feb 04th, 2018 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianFI

    Patrick. Stop using psychology and human sciences to justify your homophobia

    Feb 04th, 2018 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Patrick Edgar

    Actually the opposite is true, or truer let's just say Demon T.
    Science and academy or research is not as reliable as one seeing with their own eyes, hearing with their own ears, feeling with their own hands and experiencing with their own hearts. Everything that has been written was so because someone first experienced it and wanted to learn better what was going on, which is usually were we start departing from the most well grounded truth. Hence why science will “theorize” and then seek to prove if true or not through experimentation. The problem comes in when we turn from believing in one another give “the record”, “the evidence”, “the system”, “the supposedly scientifically proven” more validity than “the questioning” of it. The order you are implying leads to a pitfall and a dead end. The other way around is actually was thank god is still happening and how we make progress, leave open doors and discover the new. While what you are suggesting is saying that people who account from their own lived and witnessed experiences are always charlatans. Nothing would have ever happened if that was true. People can lie yes it's true, embellish or exaggerate, or hopefully wish, but that is not what the person who knows or even feels they know what they are saying is necessarily doing. Resorting to only giving validity to those who have scientific authority is in a sense cowardly and closed minded. But more importantly it is blind-sighted . Do you think I just come up with random sh***? I listen and reason with what I hear. I take the world seriously, not pretend I do. I learn from all of life, not from what tells me to learn from it alone. How belittling of the human spirit or ignorant of our source capacity your attitude is. I detect a bit of a betrayer, in you, though you may seem very congenial at first. Someone who ultimately will only see how to save himself before an other.
    @BriainFI, Stop tempting me to make you reveal your clueless bully. What is homophobia ?

    Feb 04th, 2018 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “I detect a bit of a betrayer, in you, though you may seem very congenial at first. Someone who ultimately will only see how to save himself before an other.”

    What the hell? You don't know me at all. I speak to you honestly and you insult me. I'm not surprised you get into fights where ever you post when you act like this.

    As to the rest, You couldn't be more wrong. Experiencing things for yourself is valuable and gives an insight that you can't get just by reading about it or asking someone else. But science and research allow us to learn more than any one person could, and to test our ideas to separate the gold from the dross. The benefits are obvious, from the medicine that allows most of us to live long and healthy lives, to the plane you flew to Italy on, to the internet we are using to communicate right now.

    “While what you are suggesting is saying that people who account from their own lived and witnessed experiences are always charlatans.”

    No, I'm not. I think people who describe their own experiences are generally telling the truth. You were not talking about your own experiences, you were theorising about the psychology of rape. What experience do you have of that? (I hope no personal experience.) Have you spoken to any rapists? Have you studied their behaviour, or looked at what they have in common? If you have no experience, then yes, it's not much different to coming up with random shit.

    “How belittling of the human spirit or ignorant of our source capacity your attitude is.”

    How is it belittling of the human spirit to say you should talk to other people and take their input seriously? Do you think other people's ideas and experiences are worthless? THAT is belittling of the human spirit.

    Feb 04th, 2018 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JC68

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 06th, 2018 - 02:47 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Patrick Edgar

    Argentina and the Falklanders need to think big and wonderful, start talking about what kind of political form a territory could have that invents its own administrative system from scratch yet is integrally contained as part of the protected sovereignty of large nation. If their imagination was truly free to be and self determine, they should be able to draw something that gives them more political/financial/industrial self sufficiency and self purpose than they have now, while being able to enjoy Argentina as their own country. And this would inspire the world to see that we don't need to “own” land to know how to be free and independent.

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Huh, you're back. I guess you got bored of psychology?

    Since you've been thinking about it so much, why don't you tell us what this never-before-seen administrative system could be?

    Feb 08th, 2018 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lynn

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 09th, 2018 - 04:57 am - Link - Report abuse -1

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