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The last Kirchner government taught a generation of Falkland Islanders not to trust Argentina

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Falkland Islands elected lawmaker MLA Roger Spink in his Tuesday speech before the UN Committee on decolonization called on the Argentine representatives to leave aside colonial and conquering wishes over the Islands and start behaving as a 21st-century member of the world community, respecting democratic rights and living and working in harmony with regional neighbours. Read full article

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  • Roger Lorton

    So what has changed with this annual pantomime? Well, the name certainly. The 'Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples' is now officially reduced to being the 'Special Committee'. Probably because it is the only one left and, I suspect, mainly because people work in sound bites these days and cannot cope with long names. In a year or two it'll become the SC and then, with any luck, disappear altogether.

    Any other changes? Nope. Even the resolution was the same as last year with the date changed.

    Anything achieved? Unlikely. This year's panto seems the same as last year's panto and every one before that, stretching back to 1989.

    A farce.... in one act.

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 04:44 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    PenguinPress's article says...:
    ***“The last Kirchner government taught a generation of Falkland Islanders not to trust Argentina.”***

    El Think says...:
    The last nine Engrish Monarchs taught ~7 generations of Argentineans not to trust Engeland...

    Capisce...?

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Pipino

    “We would be delighted if we could have a normal, friendly relationship with all our neighbours” would have been a better headline.
    Perhaps Argentina should try be behave like a grown-up.

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    Maybe that ***“Generation of Falkland Islanders”*** should try to grow-up... ,inform themselves and read other than the brainwashing material their are being served since early childhood...

    Ever heard of the “SCIENCE” magazine..., young Chays...?
    Here' a link to its VERY last number...
    Enjoy...:
    https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/06/19/science.aau8712
    ( Pls. note Argentina's and the UK's placing on the first table)

    Ps:
    Whoever just voted my first comment up...
    Please stop that... I have a reputation to protect...;-)))

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Fear not, El Think, Some of us devote our time to ensuring that the truth gets out, and that Argie propaganda brainwashing is reduced to a minimum.

    Sadly, some of you just cannot be helped.

    Still, I do what I can, so I ticked you down. No need to thank me ;-)

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Mr. Roger Lorton...
    Much obliged for your kindness....

    A pity that your Engrish propaganda & brainwashing Malvinas Timeline never will make it to any serious publication as “Science”..., copper.

    So much devoted time and effort to ensure that your Engrish bias ruins an else acceptable “Timeline” ...

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    LOL you may be surprised old man. That Timeline, under a variety of names and guises, is getting around. More than that, it's getting cited.

    Not that you've ever read it. Wilful blindness; the mark of a true Malvinista.

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    I said ***“SERIOUS”*** publications...
    The Sun..., the Daily Mail and Penguin News don't qualify..., copper.

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    As a true Malvinista, I doubt you would recognise 'serious' if it kicked you up the rear old 'un. Still, the point is to get read, and read I am. Getting the truth out. Yet to get a decent challenge. You should read it sometime. I suggest the 'Papers' on Academia.edu. They are currently the most up-to-date. Ever a work in progress ;-)

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    What you are tryin' to say..., in plain Engrish..., is that your “Timeline” ain't being cited by no serious pubications..., ain't that so..., copper...?

    You 'ave only yorself to blame..., lad...
    Told ya so..., years ago...

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Do you actually understand plain English old man?

    Jun 27th, 2019 - 04:50 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    C'mon copper...!

    If you “MalvinasTimeline” had ever been cited on any “Serious” publication..., you would already had linked to it..., and rubbed me nose in it...

    You would luuuuuuuuv that..., wouldn't you...?

    Jun 27th, 2019 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    In a hotel and I do not have any links to hand, but would the Argentine lawyers Pena y Pena's book Malvinas, Mito y realidad be 'serious' enough for you?

    With over 85k of hits on Wordpress, and 3,000 + views on Academia.edu the reality is that the facts of history are getting out.

    Jun 28th, 2019 - 06:46 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Sorry for getting your goat..., copper but..., 85k hits on Internet ain't nothin' ...
    Even the worst “Won't Believe” or “Will Blow your Mind.” clickbait has 10 times as much...
    (An they ain't being cited on any “Serious” publication either...)

    Jun 28th, 2019 - 07:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    You didn't answer my question old 'un.

    There was another book that was very complimentary but I cannot remember its name and that detail is 6000 miles away. I do remember that it was so serious that, if I'm honest, I didn't understand much. Academia.edu tells me that I am mentioned in 26 papers but my ego is tempered by long pockets (they want 70 squid a year to tell me which ones).

    My goat remains calm. The truth will out.

    Jun 28th, 2019 - 09:42 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Think

    Sorry Rodge... I didn't answer yor question because I can't stop chuckling about it... (Chuckle..., chuckle)

    - You spend most of your sober time in here stating that “Argieland is irrelevant”..., that “Argies are living in a fantasy”..., that you Engrish (specially you..., copper) are the “owners the truth”..., etc..., etc..., etc....
    (Chuckle..., chuckle)

    - But when asked to show the money and produce some links to any “Serious publications“ that cite that deficent ”Malvinas Timeline” of yours..., the only thing you can produce are excuses...
    (And a book of two Argies..., Argies you so profoundly despise..., you so intensely distrust.. and who's names you so absolutely misspell... .
    (Chuckle..., chuckle..., re-chuckle)


    Capisce...?

    Jun 28th, 2019 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    You appear to have lost the plot old 'un. Nobody but Argies are interested. Clearly, you do not believe that Argie books can be'serious'. You may have a point there. When I get home, I'll send you the other title.

    Misspell? Just following the Times Style Guide.

    Now I'll leave you to your dementia. Old age is a terrible thing.

    Jun 29th, 2019 - 05:57 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Copper..., lad...

    You better do something about that encroaching gerascophobia of yours...
    Old age ain't (necessarily) a terrible thing...
    I'm a (still ;-) living example...
    Capisce...?

    Jun 29th, 2019 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Don Alberto

    Shrinkbrain writes: ”( Pls. note Argentina's and the UK's placing on the first table)”

    Absolutely. A wallet containing money is returned

    by Argentines in 49% of the cases
    by United Kingdom'ers in 62% of the cases.
    https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/early/2019/06/19/science.aau8712/F1.large.jpg

    Wallets WITHOUT money are considered trash in the UK, while the poor people in Argentina consider them almost as valuable as wallets containing money.

    Jul 01st, 2019 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Just for the record...

    Argentina is placed three (3) positios OVER the UK in my linked “Sience” survey for good reasons...

    One of the reasons could be that the key in the wallets well could be someones home key...

    As this humble Patagonian remembers..., it ain' no cheap nor easy joke to contract the services of an Engrish locksmith to open your front door...
    Specially If one can't prove to him to be the legal owner of the doors house...., because one has lost ones wallet...

    Capisce...?

    Jul 02nd, 2019 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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