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Falklands' wildlife recorded on the book “Britain's Distant Lands”

Saturday, August 17th 2019 - 09:22 UTC
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The author of the bestselling book Britain’s Treasure Islands is releasing a new work, with a section dedicated to the Falkland Islands. Britain’s Distant Lands by Stewart McPherson is a 208 page, landscape-format examination of the wildlife of all the UK Overseas Territories. Read full article

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  • Trimonde

    The world's lands, are settled on and earned by a culture and a society's habitation. They're not “owned” or grabbed from others through military force. Nor are they simply claimed like one collects cars.
    Imperialistic colonialism and geopolitical expansionism onto foreign territories was found to be unfair and abusive LAST CENTURY. Someone tell the English about it, because it doesn't seem to sink in.

    Aug 17th, 2019 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Swede

    “...geopolitical expansionism onto foreign territories was found to be unfair and abusive LAST CENTURY.” Well, 1982 was in the last century. And Argentina was told exactly that by the British task force. But it does't seem to have sunk in to the minds of most Argentines.

    Aug 17th, 2019 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    You must live on a different world Trimonde. Imperialistic colonialism? Are you talking about Spain? Unfair? How old are you? 12?

    Aug 17th, 2019 - 10:58 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Sergio Aracri

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Aug 18th, 2019 - 12:00 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Sergie - I quote many Spanish sources. More so now that their archive system is coming into the 21st century. I am a researcher but what are you? The standard indoctrinated Malvinista I suspect. Brainwashed with no ability to learn at all. Spain had an Empire. You are a product of that and people in glass houses should not throw stones.

    Aug 18th, 2019 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Sergio Aracri

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Aug 19th, 2019 - 12:08 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    So Sergie, Spain had an Empire but no Colonies?

    And you accuse me of manipulating the facts? LOL Risible nonsense.

    Aug 19th, 2019 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Sergio Aracri

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Aug 20th, 2019 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Mike Summers

    Has nobody told you Sergio Aracri that this site is English only. There is a sister site for articles and comment in Spanish.

    Aug 20th, 2019 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Sergio Aracri

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Aug 20th, 2019 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    So, Sergio the Colonista still has pretensions for the land of Uruguay. Paraguay too perhaps? Some Argies just never learn Revolutions keep what they can hold by strength of arms. The Confederation lost Uruguay and lost Paraguay because they were weak. The Confederation failed to steal the falklands because they were weak. Argentina is still weak. Argentina will always be weak. Too weak to steal the British Falkland Islands.

    Aug 21st, 2019 - 12:55 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Sergio Aracri

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    Aug 21st, 2019 - 03:11 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Says the man who believes that Spain did not have colonies just because they used different names? LOL That has to be one of the funniest claims I have heard on this site - or any other come to that :-)

    United again? When was that? Exactly?

    Your perception of history appears to have come from comic books. South America united? Never has been, never will be. You are, as always, a fool.

    Aug 21st, 2019 - 05:30 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Sergio Aracri

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    Aug 21st, 2019 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Empires have colonies Sergie ... it's the nature of Empires. You really do live in a fantasy world. ;-)

    Aug 21st, 2019 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Sergio Aracri

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    Aug 21st, 2019 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    For example, the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata was a Spanish colony controlled by Spain. Your feeble attempts to suggest otherwise are risible. Ridiculous fool.

    Aug 21st, 2019 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Sergio Aracri

    Bueno, ¨orton¨, parece que el editor de esta piltrafa informativa es un agente británico, lo que no es de extrañar en lo más mínimo. Todos mis comentarios removidos, and you are the ridiculous fool, certainly; conceited ignorant liar and despicable agent of colonialism. I know so well the policies of your kingdom through ages. No me vengas a hablar de legalidades y tratados a mí. Tu reino se cargó millones de muertos en todo el mundo debido a sus intereses. Cuando haya plena conciencia global de la política pirata de ¨dividir para reinar¨, ese día se aliará la gente bien nacida y de buena voluntad para enviar a tu reino y su gente al estercolero del que nunca debió salir. Unas palabras sobre tu infame historia, ¨investigador¨ de cuarta:

    Una desventaja que tenemos los argentinos es el desconocimiento de la historia británica. El revisionismo histórico nos llevó a desconfiar de la ¨historia oficial¨, sobre política británica en el Río de la Plata. Pero eso no basta. Los ingleses son los inventores de la ¨historia ofical¨. No solo a través de sus partidarios en Argentina sino de la Historia ¨for export¨, la versión de ellos mismos que venden a los colonizados.
    La ¨historia oficial¨ inglesa muestra un imperio de ¨derechos parlamentarios¨ que lleva la ¨civilización y el progreso¨ al resto del mundo, en especial al ¨Tercer Mundo¨, y los que se oponen a Inglaterra son los ¨tiranos¨ que oprimen a sus pueblos y vecinos. La ¨historia oficial¨ inglesa nos muestra una saga de ¨valientes marinos y soldados¨ (en Malvinas supimos de primera mano sus cualidades), que se sobreponen a toda adversidad hasta lograr la victoria y sin cometer ¨crímenes de guerra¨ en ningún momento. Es una historia que viene desde Shakespeare (Henry V) hasta Hollywood.

    https://vdocuments.mx/los-protocolos-de-la-corona-britanica.html?fbclid=IwAR3Y8iR41FA8oPzDHUerY3PdGXrdTzYGnP0Bpt38CfmNDteY3hO-KT0gprY

    Aug 23rd, 2019 - 08:08 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Just waffle Sergio. Clearly, you have no real argument. But you are correct - 3rd world you are. Of little consequence. Risible.

    Aug 23rd, 2019 - 08:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Sergio Aracri
    “When there is full global awareness of the ”divide to reign“ pirate policy,” More of your indoctrinated drivel.
    The only pirates in the area were from “There is scarcely a Buenos Ayrean privateer which has not committed piracy of every description” John Quincy Adams July 20th, 1820. David Jewett, and Louis Vernet
    Legal Definition of uti possidetis
    : a principle in international law that recognizes a peace treaty between parties as vesting each with the territory and property under its control unless otherwise stipulated
    https://www. merriam-webster.com/legal/uti%20possidetis
    Territorial Disputes at the International Court of Justice
    By Sumner, Brian Taylor
    ”Territorial claims before the ICJ usually fall within one of the above four categories. Treaty claims are the easiest to assert, because the existence of a treaty is easier to prove
    By Law Argentina Relinquished Its Claim in 1850
    https://www.scribd.com/document/54963556/By-Law-Argentina-Relinquished-Its-Claim-in-1850

    Aug 24th, 2019 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Armando

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Aug 25th, 2019 - 04:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Armando
    If wishes were horses beggars would ride.

    Aug 26th, 2019 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trimonde

    Swede, most of you in Britain and most on the Islands completely ignore the real globally objective historical understanding of this conflict. Britain was a colonial power attempting to establish its sphere of influence in the Rio de la Plata region and Patagonia, where we Spaniards already had brought our settlements and were already building our new nations. Britain could not care less about our sovereign principals and we engaged in dismantling the Spanish Empire and that meant all its provinces so it could essentially steal from Spain their allegiance and take over. It did not leave a single ex Spanish nation in peace and interfered politically in nearly all of South America. Your country was the invader of our area, at a time we were looking to integrate indignantly with the world. So what did it do? It masked and deceitfully concealed its true aims and prejudices, purporting “collaboration” will seeding dissent deep without our political environment. The momentum of its aggression to this day continues on, as Britain propelled by its bigotry sees Latinamerica as it's guaranteed future sustenance, but plays the bulls***t role of the civilized democracy constantly busy at generating its virtuous harmless narrative. Answer me this question. Whilst Argentina never once (aside from its Juntas unconstitutional self generated dumb attempt and taking back the Malvinas) not once was hostile towards Britain in any capacity, how many times are you able to count it invaded or intervened in our country? 1? 2? no, 4 and that is not counting tons of other strategic hostilities in other sectors. You want to steel from us my friend. Yet none of you feel any shame, you know why? Because you are all clone drones groomed and raised to believe and sponsor your countries bulls***t heroic fictitious narrative. The truth is your country is the reason behind half of the world's wars one way or another. Do you think this is “an opinion”? It isn't. We all know it. London is a scourge

    Aug 26th, 2019 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Trimonde
    “Britain propelled by its bigotry sees Latinamerica as it's guaranteed” What a blatant piece of Anglophobic codswallop. Since WWII through the following thirty years the UK was in almost indecent haste to divest itself of its colonies. The UK has done more than any other nation to advance the cause of self-determination.
    “The truth is your country is the reason behind half of the world's wars” Absolutely untrue as WWI was initiated by at least five other countries preceding them into war. It was based on a mistaken belief that a balancing of military powers would avert war. WWII was solely the result of nations that engaged in nationalistic aggression towards others, just like Argentina.

    Aug 26th, 2019 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Usual nonsense from Trimonde. “real globally objective historical understanding of this conflict” ???

    You do remember that Spain stole the land in America that you people now sit upon?

    Britain attacked a Spanish colony in 1806/07 and kicked out trespassers from BA in 1833 so the answer to your question is - once (in an unusual alliance with the French).

    You are full of bullcrap 3rdWorld.

    Aug 26th, 2019 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trimonde

    WOW so brainwashed and ignorant it's scary

    Aug 26th, 2019 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Trimonde
    “WOW so brainwashed and ignorant it's scary” Then avoid mirrors, problem solved.

    Aug 26th, 2019 - 11:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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