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Filmus officially appointed as Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Secretary

Monday, December 30th 2019 - 09:58 UTC
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The Argentine government made official the appointment of Daniel Filmus as head of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Secretary, which depends on the ministry of foreign affairs and worship. Read full article


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  • RedBaron

    What a wonderful job- what does he do all day?
    Staring at pictures of the islands, rubbing his hands and wishfully thinking “One day this will be mine, my precious”..........
    To be Secretary of a territory over which you have no responsibility and are never likely to pointless.

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • R. Ben Madison

    In a related story, I just appointed myself as Spanish Viceroy over Argentina.

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Terence Hill

    “We shall work for the peaceful resolution of the disagreement and based on the dialogue proposed by the United Nations Resolution 2065.” Tough luck buddy its over, your claim is done like dinner. Advisements do not override the rule of law.
    Further more, “There is no obligation in general international law to settle disputes”.
    Principles of Public International Law, third edition, 1979 by Ian Brownlie

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pugol-H

    “but we must also generate new knowledge on all these issues”.

    OK, newly edited versions of UNGA resolutions, a newly discovered clutch of “dead Sea scrolls” found in the Andes, documenting Argy settlement in the Malvinas, Antarctica and the first outpost on the dark side of the Moon.

    Whilst completely ignoring the existing facts.

    ”There is no more room for colonialisms in the XXI century”

    Says he, now running the Argy Secretariat for Colonial Expansion.

    “The objective will be to forge a national consensus to design and advance the strategies that will allow us to push forward with success the claim”

    Wonderful statement that, actually says nothing, many a politician could learn from that.

    I mean, that’s cleared that up then, hasn’t it!

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Jo Bloggs

    A couple were in a casino when the wife said she needed to get some more cash. Her husband asked her what happened to the £100 she had when they started playing that morning; annoyed that it was all gone. When his wife pointed out that he had gone through almost £500 he said, ‘that’s different, I know how to gamble’.

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Wild Blue Yonder

    Yeah, and I'm Governor of the Moon, not that that will change anything.
    Keep this up and Rgintina will be heading for another thrashing some time.

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    A Doctor and his Patient keep the following dialogue...:

    D...: How well do you eat..?
    P...: Normal...
    D...: What's “normal” for you..?
    P...: Three wholesome..., low fat..., low calories meals a day...

    D...: Good..! And what about physical exercise..?
    P...: Normal...
    D...: What's “normal” for you..?
    P...: A game of football once a week..., 10,000 steps daily and I bike to work...

    D...: Very good..! And sex..?
    P...: Normal...
    D...: What's “normal” for you..?
    P...: Four or five times yearly..........., six or seven at the most...
    D...: Well..., that ain't normal..! Once or twice weekly would be “normal”...
    P:...: That's maybe normal for you as a doctor............... I am a catlick priest...


    Dec 30th, 2019 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • border rover

    These people defy the sort of rational analysies.that apply to almost every other civilised (??) nation on earth, but remember what Borges said of the Peronistas, they are neither good or bad, simply incorrigible. The country will simply lurch from crisis to crisis but The Falklands, South Atlantic Islands, Antartica serve as useful, but totally useless, diversions from actually getting the country onto a stable, sustainable footing. What a shambles.

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Mr. Border Rover...
    Ahhhhhhhh..., George Louis...
    That auld Quart-Anglo-Argie piece of... genius...
    Jupppp..., he did indeed hold Peronistas in a “special” kind of regard...
    But nothing compared to the one he reserved for socialists..., communists..., anarquists..., women... or Swiss... ;-)))

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    Indoctrinating university students, huh. Sounds like the kind of thing they'd do in Soviet Russia.

    Also, shouldn't it technically be part of the ministry for domestic affairs?

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Well...that's not surprising. That is why most MP commentators were sympathetic of Mauricio Macri as president. They knew his submissive attitude towards the central countries, including the UK. That's in line with the Argentina elites' opposition to an independent and integral development of the country's economy and their attachment to the export of commodities.

    Now, Peronism is different, and MP commentators know it only too well.

    Tough luck, people.

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Think

    Indeed..., tough luck, people...

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    They're getting the band back together.

    Wonder if they have learned anything? How to play in harmony would be a start.

    Nothing to see here methinks...... move along


    Dec 30th, 2019 - 11:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Hey Rodge...
    Why don't you use your tropical rural free time for something useful...?
    Like breeding a lychee variety with a smaller stone...., huhhhhh...
    Humanity would luuuuv you for that...

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • shackleton

    About as pointless as a Minister for the Moon and Mars

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 06:22 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    My Jackfruits are good and sweet. My Mangoes also. Piper nigrum is doing well. Pomelo is good too. Figs are struggling though. Coconuts need no help from me (hard hat area).

    They all do fine with little assistance. Nature.

    Now, Argentina's spurious claims need all the exposure they can get. My rural free time is well spent on that.


    Dec 31st, 2019 - 06:28 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • imoyaro

    It is always reassuring to see Kamerad/Komrade Rique, and his cheek to cheek partner in the “Torturer's Tango Duo” Gauchito Drink (remember what happened in the Ramos Mejia Hospital, scum?) supporting the Fascist invasion of the Falklands. To quote a Peronist slogan, “Haga patria, mate un estudiante!” Know any students, Kamerad/Komrade? Lets hope it happens to them. That would be true “Social Justice,” eh?

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 06:36 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    No wonder your “figs” are struggling...
    As us Farangs..., they eventually get weak and confused by the lack of winter dormancy... ;-)

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 07:32 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    Don't know if you noticed, but most of the Macri cheerleaders posting here are right-wingers who seemed to genuinely believe Macri would be better for Argentina, and they support similar politicians in their own countries. No ulterior motives required.

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 09:12 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • imoyaro

    Nazi Boy, I'm not sure how anybody could see what Macri did was constructive for Argentina, but unlike you, I don't have any problem with what has happened. TDC has much to answer for, and as the world is going, they will, despite what others think, be receiving a nuclear blast, if not more... ;)

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    “I'm not sure how anybody could see what Macri did was constructive for Argentina”

    Evidently you haven't met PGerman. And they only have to see Macri as more constructive than Peronism. You gonna claim that's a high bar?

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • border rover

    Left, Right, Peronistas, sadly all seem incapable of governing this potentially rich country in such a way that it can realise its potential. I first set foot in Argentina in late 1960, I remember being told by the CEO of a major international food company that it was a fantastic country, full of everything one might ever need, but such a pity about the people! Later that year one of Argentina's foremost scientists told me that in the late 1940's he won a prestigious travelling scholarship to visit Canada and Australia. He made comparisons with home, all three were very large countries, all three had low populations, all three had a large range of climatic conditions and enormous potential for agriculture, mining, natural resource s etc. Sadly he saw Canada and Australia on a steady upward progression whereas Argentina seemed to relentlessly engage in self harm and regression . Seems like little has changed. Anybody got any ideas as to why Los Argentinos repeatedly fail to make their marvellous country the success it could be ?? Don't blame wicked imperialists or evil yankees, look closer to home perhaps?

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    Half-Turnip Border Rover...

    I have a question for you... before otorguing you your well deserved Full-Turnip Diplom...

    Why on Earth shouldn't We blame them wicked Imperialists and/or evil Yankees..., when We have in our SSD's ALL the Declassified CIA's Reports (freed under the United States Freedom of Information Act) about most of them Yank destabilization..., intervention and ingerence schemes in each and every Latin-American Country since the 1930's through the 1990's...?
    We will have to wait the customary 30 years though to get them from the 2000's and forwards...

    In a few words... I could be tempted to say..., that them Yanks have been for the development of Latin-America what the Ruskis have been for the development of Eastern Europe...
    With the slight difference that them bloody Yanks are meaner to the Proletariat and that they still got the Powa down here...


    Dec 31st, 2019 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Pugol-H

    Man has got a point there, it does not seem to matter the political colour of the Gov, it just seems to go from bad to worse to slightly less worse to bad etc.

    When was the last time things were actually good.

    We shall see if the new Gov does any better overall than the last.

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • shackleton

    @ border rovers

    as an attractive female friend of my own very attractive argentine female partner said, not in my company but presumably whilst discussing me - “we should have been colonised by the British” (she actually said the “English”, but we'll allow her that faux pas..!) I think a lot of Argies must be thinking the same, privately.

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • border rover

    Shackleton - you've hit the nail on the head! Many Argentine friends and colleagues have said exactly the same to me - and No, Mr Think , they are not AngloArgies! I was reluctant to come out and say that in my post for fear of provoking apoplexy in Mr Think.

    With regard to Mr Think's question - why shouldn't we blame etc etc - because MrThink if you all had a bit more about you you would have got yourslves properly organised, developed the country and had a enviable seat on the world stage instead of constantly whining and bickering and blaming everyone else but yourselves.

    Happy New Year!

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • DemonTree

    “With the slight difference that them bloody Yanks are meaner to the Proletariat”

    Who do you think starved due to collectivisation of agriculture and accidental and deliberately engineered famines? And being poor isn't proof against being sent to the gulag. The 'Ruskis' did stop anyone leaving, though; no brain drain and no converting your money to dollars or buying western products.

    What you need to do is stir up more wars in the Middle East - keep America's attention occupied elsewhere.

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    Quelle surprise...!

    - Them Anglo posters were all the time referring to their percieved superiority of their mongrel race...., and poor auld Viking-Think didn't have a clue...!

    (NOTHING more previsible in Planet Earth than them Haughty Engrishmen... :-))))))

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • DemonTree

    Heterosis ;)

    Or alternatively, it could be that the more egalitarian distribution of land in Canada gave it an initial advantage compared to the giant ranches in Argentina...

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • border rover

    Oh dear, Mr Think, as always, elements of truth in what you write but not quite wholly accurate ! Superiority - it's not “perceived” it's real!!
    I hope 2020 brings you much prosperity, had you been part of the Commonwealth the outlook might have been better !!

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Livingthedream

    Are we still going to buy Greenland??

    Dec 31st, 2019 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Living the dream....

    You better watch out and pray to your Mammon God that we Vikings don't hire some smartass Jewish lawyers to kick you Italian Named..., Yankee-Anglo Jack-ass mongrell..., sorry excuse of treaspassers out of our Vin-land...


    Jan 01st, 2020 - 12:02 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    Lol. Happy new year everyone!

    Think, better lay off the whisky, you'll never make it to midnight....

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 12:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    You ain't no Viking, Think.

    You are Argie, through and through.

    Whatever your parents were, little got through to you. First generation Argie with a need to be seen as such. No Viking left.

    Looking forward a day, let me be the first to say - “Happy First liberation Day”


    Jan 01st, 2020 - 04:42 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    Geeeeeeee..., Rodge...

    You were..., are... and most probably always will be truly baaaaad at Timelines..., huhhhh...?

    First..., you completely disegard the “Genetic Timeline” that makes us too close brothers for comfort and that has worked fawltlessly since the time we all were Stromatolites at about the beginning of the Mesoarchean Eon...

    Secondly..., you completely disregard the “Viking Timeline” that makes us even closer blood brothers and that has worked fawltlessly since the time we Vikings took over from them Italians in learning you some civilization..., some 500,000 days ago...

    Thirdly..., very funnily..., you try to apply your personal version of the “Issardian Flag Timeline” on me...

    Laddie..., do yourelf a favour..., forget about them Tricky Timelines and concentrate on something you Engrish ain't bad at..., gardening for example...

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Pugol-H

    Shouldn’t you have a Viking name then, like Eric the Red, Harold Blue Tooth or Noggin the Nog, Nogbad the Bad????

    Think the Thicko perhaps? Fuckwit the Planter maybe? Creole the Robber?

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Well..., my dear uneducated Anglo poster just above...

    As you evidently do not know..., the etymology of “Think” is completely Proto-Scandinavian/Viking...

    Tänk (S)/ Tenk (N)/ Tænk (DK) about it...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Yeah, attacking peaceful monks and burning monasteries is a great way of spreading civilisation...

    Old English thencan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German denken.”

    All those languages are related anyway.

    For a name, how about something more like Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III?

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think


    By the way..., me dear brainwashed Anglo laddies (and the odd Argie..., Mexican or Shilean mature ones)

    Me Anonymous hacker grandson gave me..., some hours ago..., irrestricted access to them six chapters of that “intriguing” Netflix Engrish Justin Webster's production...: “The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy”..., about Argie Chantapufi prosecutor Alberto Nisman suicide some five years ago....

    To those of you that sometimes have the odd feeling that them 6'' Ø CIA supusitories about Iraq..., Lybia..., Syria..., Yemen..., Honduras...., Paraguay..., Bolivia..., Chile..., Argentina... etc, etc, etc..., are a bit too much..., I warmly recommend it...

    To those of you that enjoy being double fisted by them 6'' Ø CIA supusitories..., do abstain...


    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    New Years greetings to all with all the best wishes...

    Changing the subject, has Greta-the-puppet ever complained about India or China?

    China is planning to build another 300 coal-fired power plants that will produce the equivalent of all the coal-fired power plants in the 28-nation European Union. Despite signing climate-change treaties to reduce CO2 emissions, including the United Nations-sponsored 2009 Copenhagen Accords and the 2015 Paris Agreements, China’s coal-fired power capacity quintupled from 195 gigawatts in 2000 to 973 gigawatts in 2018.

    Estimado THINK

    When will the “Prosecutor” be available for us simple folk with a Netflix account?

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Mi nunca bien ponderado Shicureo...

    Ahora entiendo poqué sey tan pollerudo...:

    Y me imagino que estamos en completo acuerdo en quė el episodio más importtante de la realidad Shilensis 2019..., fue el teñido del pelo de la Tonka..., right...?

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK


    Women frighten me, especially during the past 24 hours.

    Welcome to the roaring twenties, I suspect it may be my last decade...

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    'Greta-the-do-some-thing' hopefully can off-set somewhat, the effects of the greedy and selfish. Even if she doesn't her conduct will stand her in good stead. When the basic premise of a properly ordered society is to 'do no harm'. So I guess you'll never be getting an attaboy.

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Well, it's the 2nd here so - “Happy First Liberation Day”

    “I have to acquaint you, I have received directions from his excellency the commander-in-chief of his Britannic Majesty's ships and vessels of war, South American station, in the name of his Britannic Majesty, to exercise the “rights of sovereignty over these islands.” It is my intention to hoist, tomorrow morning, the national flag of Great Britain on shore, when I request you will be pleased to haul down your flag on shore, and withdraw your forces, taking with you all stores, &c. belonging to your government.
    I am, Sir, your most obedient humble servant.”
    Jan 2, 1833

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • DemonTree

    Happy new year, Chicureo. How did the party go?

    Re China, I was wondering whether Alberto Fernandez, so quick to criticise Chile, had said anything about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong?

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 10:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Swede

    Argentina must be the only country in the world with a “Ministry of foreign affairs and worship”.
    Why that strange combination? Because they worship the “Malvinas Cause”. It is kind of State religion.

    Jan 01st, 2020 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Chicureo


    Happy New Year! The party far exceeded Madam's expectations. Due to recent problems, Valparaiso abstained from its normal fireworks display, but everyone agreed the view from the new apartment is spectacular”. (I no longer miss our old one.)

    Truthfully, no one outside of Argentina pays much attention of anything Fernandez says.

    I'm currently watching the Netflix documentary on Nisman. Very interesting!

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. Swede...
    In the name of my fiery Tica third ex-wife..., I do contest your above asseveration...!
    Not only has her beautiful Nation a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship... they also abolished their Armed Farces in 1948...!

    Estimado Shicuréo...
    Jupppp..., a seaview can be kind of relaxing...
    Don't be milico- lazy now and post a picture of your new one...

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Shame about the firework display, but glad to hear the party went well. We don't have a sea view, but I can see a field of horses out of my window now. :)

    How's the documentary? I was surprised to hear it's six episodes, that's long for that kind of programme. Do they push a particular interpretation or is it more open?

    And Tica, huh? Now that's a country with some attractive people...

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    O.K. I must admit that you are right. Costa Rica also have a ministry with a that name. But it is still an odd combination.

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    A Swede..., Country of origin and inspiration of Ingmar Bergman's “Persona”..., complaining about some “ODD” ministry denominations in Latin America...?

    That's odd...!

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    It is an odd combination. Argentina should follow CR and abolish their armed forces - hard to have a military coup with no military.

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Estimado Shicuréo....

    I just noticed above..., your baseless critic...: (***“Has Greta-the-puppet ever complained about India or China?”***) against den sötaste lilla flickan Greta Thunberg...

    Seems to be that..., your above expressed angst for women..., drives you to focus instead on sweet little pigtailed teengirls instead..., aided of course by the large diameter brainwashing supusitories delivered to you by diverse world famous disinformation laboratories...

    I do not recall Greta not complaining against India..., China or anybody else in her magistral phillipic at the UN...

    Your induced brainwash this time derives surely from the operation against Greta's recent legal complaint at the UN against five Nations (Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey)...

    Ohhhh my Gooood...!
    China and India ain't mentioned on it...!
    Let's lilla söta Greta explain........., shall we...?


    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Forgive me for shadowing the sainted Swedish puppet, as indeed THINK shows solid evidence of me being misinformed...

    ...we should all carefully listen and follow her example by sailing the sea...

    The Netflix Nisman documentary is outstanding and I'm curious of what everyone thinks...

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    My humble opinion about Netflix's Chantapufi Nisman's Semi-Documentary is...:

    1) That it doesn't expose anything that hasn't been properly documented before...

    2) That it tries too hard to show both sides of a case that evidenttly only has one...

    3) That we will have to wait for the sequel..., because the upcoming re-re-evaluation of the fawlty..., unprofessional re-evaluation of the original..., professional autopsy will be a complete scandal and destroy any credibility our Gendarmeria..., (the performers of the fake re-evaluation) had left...

    4) That we will have to wait for the sequel..., also because the upcoming voluntary testimony of Ex Interpol General Director...: Yank Ronald K. Noble in front of the Argentinean Courts..., will completely destroy any credibility that that Nisman Chantapufi could had left..., even in the mind of the most gullible but well intentioned person...

    Also Sprach Zarathustra...

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • pgerman

    Peronism is, very quickly, demonstrating its true nature.

    His followers like “Think” or Enrique are “militating” the freezing of the collections of Argentine retirees, the fraud of Evo Morales, the cancellation of taxes on financial income and also, why not ?, militate the siucidio of a fiscal.

    What other disaster will they militate in the near future?

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Where's our seaview picture..., Shicuréo...?

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    I read a review of the documentary. Someone from Argentina had commented that it tried too hard to show both sides of the case... since Nisman was obviously murdered.

    No re-re-evaluation is going to make a difference, because non-Peronists aren't going to believe what a Peronist government says, any more than Peronists like Think believed the Macri government's investigations.

    Also, I didn't know Argentina was one of the worlds big polluters. Aren't there any larger countries signed up to this convention?

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    In the documentary, there are two credible scenarios that lead viewers to a conclusion. I did feel sympathy for Héctor Timerman.

    Madam Lafarge and I especially appreciated the excellent drone photography.

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    ***“I did feel ....... ... ...... .........”***

    Faltaba más...

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    “...el ex canciller debería ser la próxima serie...”
    Seaviews and personal perspectives of historical figures are best left for one's imagination, because no matter what opinion you have, there will always be vicious critics...

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    ***“Seaviews and personal perspectives...................”***... huhhhhh...?

    I reckon that's your way of saying that you don't want your personal perspective nor your physical position to be triangulated...

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Think should know, he's so afraid of being found he wouldn't even post a photo of the sky...

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Chicureo

    Both of you have been here long enough to know that I've always suspected Nisman was a homicide, but Netflix does give a fair reporting. The documentary series points out many of the inconsistencies of whether it was murder or suicide...

    I do sincerely hope that justice will eventually prevail, but truthfully I doubt it ever will.

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Would you care to point to just a couple of said “inconsistencies” that point it was murder...?

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    لمن هي فائدة؟
    Cui Bono?

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    That is NOT an “inconsistency”...

    Asking onself “Who Benefitted”...
    Mme. Kirchner lost the election because of it...
    And Maurizio Macri won the election because of it...

    Are you by any chance implying that Maurizio Macri ordered Chantapufi Nisman killed by a team of the same Veeneezueelan invisible Ninja/K-Pop warriors that started the ongoing civil war in Shile...?

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Naturally. Maurizio Macri is a secret CIA agent sent to destroy Argentina. All Argentina's problems are caused by the evil Yankees.

    Jan 02nd, 2020 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    The Israelis were enraged of the Iranians guilt...
    Menem was convinced he was living in a nightmare...
    Bush eager for Argentinians to prosecute the heinous jhiad...
    Iran wanted the International Court of Justice to just fade away...
    Obama, desirous of worldwide Iranian reconciliation, accepted weakened compromise.
    CFK sought financial liberation from the IMF cabal...
    Venezuela sought friendship, partially with cash and was eager to promote their Persian allies. ...and Nisman was a problem...

    Did you notice the current President of Argentina had a prominent portrayal in the Netflix documentary?

    So I guess I'm blaming in part those Chavistas...

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 12:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Hold your horses and calm down..., Shicuréo...
    You sound almost as Josefa Isidora..., a 16 year old overexcited antisocialist activist with pigtails and Asperger’s...

    Let's calmly recapitulate..., huhhhh...?...:
    A) You said abobe that the Nisman “documentary series points out many of the inconsistencies of whether it was murder or suicide...”

    B) I kindly asked you to ”point just a couple of said “inconsistencies” that point it was murder...?

    C) You responded with a lot of “things” that are clearly shown, mentioned or hinted in the Nisman semi-documentary series....., NONE of which is a inconsistency that point it was murder...

    D) An inconsistency pointing to murder would be..., just as one of the multiple examples.., that any of the over seventyfive 75 security cameras FUNCTIONING PROPERLY in a 500 meters perimeter at the moment of the incident would had catched a shadow of the ingress or egress of someone or something unaccounted for in said perimeter..., which they didn't...

    - Anyhow... the absolute beneficiaries of Chantapufi Nisman's dead..., as being Maurizio Macri, who became President thanks to it..., Patricia Bullrich, who became Security Minister thanks to it and Laura Alonso, who became Anti-Corrupion Chief Secretary thanks to it..., had four (4) years of FULL EMPOWERMENT to find the truth...
    Instead..., they fabricated a pack of easily disproven lies and found Jack shit...

    Vincit Omnia Veritas...
    El Think...

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 08:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “Nisman was a problem”

    I think it's clear enough he'd become an inconvenience for certain parties. But turning up dead the day before he was due to testify was bound to look terrible for the then-government and powerful people he had accused. The only thing that could make it worth the risk for CFK or her allies to order his death at that point is if his testimony was going to reveal something much worse (what?). How would your Chavistas figure into that?

    On the other hand, it was a very opportune time for any enemies of the government to bump him off. Even if it hadn't resulted in CFK's successor losing the election, it would most likely lead to him distancing himself from her and her policy on Iran.

    “Josefa Isidora..., a 16 year old overexcited antisocialist activist with pigtails and Asperger’s”

    There are more of them?!

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 09:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    You said earlier...:
    ***“I do sincerely hope that justice will eventually prevail, but truthfully I doubt it ever will.”***

    Try to listen to the latest testimony of the biggest loser in this case..., Sr. Lagomarsino..., and maybe your “sincere hope for justice prevailing” will begin to see a scintillanting litlle light at the end of the tunnel....;-)

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Pipino

    Argy politics are so silly !

    imoyaro's above link led me to -

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Right Pipino...
    In contraposition..., Anglo politics are sooo smart...
    Trump's impeachment..., Brexit..., Soleimani..., just to name a couple of ongoing successes...

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Esteemed readers and THINK

    No, I'm not blaming the Venezuelans nor do I beleive CFK ordered the termination.

    There was another Jew in the USA that the authorities have decided killed himself, but a large number of people worldwide have a contrary opinion...

    The question in that infamous case points directly against some very powerful people, including Prince Andrew, but obviously none of them ordered the murder...
    People protecting their clients however, I'm convinced ordered his termination, despite being under intense 24 hour surveillance... Nisman, Epstien's guard conveniently was not on station...

    Getting back to Nisman, the question remains:
    لمن هي فائدة؟
    Cui Bono?

    Meanwhile, the current American President is busy terminating some of the Persians representining the initial cause of the bombing in Buenos Aires...

    لمن هي فائدة؟

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree


    That's not silly at all (nor is Nisman's death). Criminally irresponsible, more like. How is this any different from what the terrorists are doing?

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    In short..., you can not mention A SINGLE inconsistency in Netflix's Nisman semi-documentary series that points in the direction of murder...
    Remember..., you'll always be entitled to your own opinions..., but very seldom to your own facts...

    By the way..., it's Epstein..., not Epstien...!
    - You wan't your fundo burned to the ground by the Mossad for intentional Anti-Semitic misspelling or what...?

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Nor would I intentionally misspell The Prophet Muhammad...

    Many are encountering their promised virgins today...

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Ohhhh..., yesssss you would...
    Your opinion about our Muslim brothers is more than evident...
    Did you get it from first hand interaction with them..., or through your usual supusitories...?

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Malvinense 1833

    Today is the day of the betrayal of a friendly country. The day of the usurpation of the Malvinas Islands.
    An orchard, marks and signs, grant more rights than the population that inhabited the islands.
    An orchard, marks and signs grant rights in a place where the British were never: Soledad Island.
    An orchard, markings and signs that served to steal all the islands.
    January 3 day of imperialism, colonialism and usurpation of our Malvinas Islands.
    The Malvinas are Argentine.

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Jo Bloggs


    From where I am sitting the Falkland Islands look pretty British to me. Still, it’s nice for you to dream... even if Argentina is too impotent to do anything about it.

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Mr. Jo Bloggs...

    From where you are sitting the Falkland Islands look pretty British to you..., huhhhh...?

    The Puerto Estanley I know would..., with a couple of the right flags and some gallons of white and blue paint would look pretty Patagonian to me..., chay...

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Malvinense 1833

    Jo Bloggs: There was a time where people worked, danced and sang the Argentine anthem, at that time the islands looked pretty Argentine too.

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Jo Bloggs

    Poor old Think.

    Wouldn’t you also need a few tyre-burning barricades and bribe collection checkpoints?

    Chuckle chuckle.

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 10:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    Malvinense 1833
    “The usurpation of the Malvinas Islands ... The Malvinas are Argentine.”
    “Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Malvinas? Return to sender, address unknown.

    Jan 03rd, 2020 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “Wouldn’t you also need a few tyre-burning barricades and bribe collection checkpoints?”

    And the traditional teargas and water cannons...

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo


    Too symplistic because you would also need to add a few political scandals and at least one staged suicide... On the positive side the islands would benifit with at least a couple of great steak houses and at least one Tango salon...

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 12:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    There were some trespassers on Soledad Island in 1833. They had been given two written warnings, but continued with their trespass. They were rightfully ejected in a peaceful police action. They tried to sneak back in 1982. Had to be rightfully ejected then too. Perhaps they have finally learned that trespassing is not such a great idea.

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 02:15 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Jo Bloggs...
    You got a point there... Some barricades against harmful extractive activities would be in place..., it would give our windblown Islands a true Chubutean flair...
    If I was a Malvinas resident..., i surely would be manning one..., and maybe also inviting my conregional Greta Thunberg to sail down our windblown islands for some PR...

    I don't know if them Kelpers have a staged suicide on their conscienses..., but they certainly have a staged dissapearance...
    Engrish Royal Marine Alan Addis..., “dissapeared” 'cause he flirted with a local beauty...
    Mr. Jo Bloggs posting above..., is on record here at MercoPress saying that ***“Addis got what he deserved”***...
    A evident “faux pas” he hasn't wish to commemt on since...

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 09:41 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Re steak houses, I was wondering why there aren't more cows on the islands now when the history says there were cattle living there wild when the people turned up. There's more demand for beef than lamb I reckon.

    As for political scandals, surely they can generate a few themselves? Those are universal.

    “Some barricades against harmful extractive activities would be in place”

    That's cos your government doesn't use the money to benefit their citizens. Not too many people protesting oil extraction in Norway. Your beloved SNP aren't speaking out against it either.

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I didn't know that Engrish Royal Marine Alan Addis case was still open...
    That's maybe why Mr. Jo Bloggs is biting his tongue and keeping Kelper “Omertà”...?
    The Engrish “Forces TV” even made a four episode series about Allis's killing last year...!

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Funny how a country that claims to care so much about global warming and the third world drilled 130 oil and gas wells last year. Perhaps they think it's going to be burned on some other planet?

    Funny too that Think only cares about the environmental problems when it's the Falklands looking for oil.

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    Poor old Think

    I wouldn’t be stockpiling them right flags and some gallons of white and blue paint if I were you but it’s your choice. No doubt your fine police force, with the right governmental ‘nod’, would charge somebody for the disappearance of Marine Addis. Not sure what they’d charge them with but...

    Anyway you keep tapping away all of your regurgitated crap on here and I will enjoy reading it all for another week or so before I give MP another 10 month break.

    Chuckle chuckle [laughing haughtily]

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Geeeeee..., Mr Jo Bloggs...
    You are just like me border collies...!
    They just luuuv anything regurgitated...
    I wonder... Do you like pony plops aswell...?

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    ...please avoid making any disparaging remarks about Border Collies...

    Madam is attempting to make refigerated fermented fish following the Scandanavian tradition. Apparently it's far more complicated than she anticipated, but we'll see if I survive.

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Paraphrasing one of our hot blooded conregionals...
    ”What's wrong with having something regurgitated in your mouth...?

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Some people would say Scandinavian fermented fish was a worse thing to have in your mouth:

    Jan 04th, 2020 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Both of you:

    I adore attractive “conregionals” and repulsed by the regional delicacy shown...

    Over New Years Madam Lafarge was highly successful with a beet cured salmon.

    She now has embarked in what may be equally good, or perhaps kill me.

    “A fish lives in water, but must die in white wine.”

    Jan 05th, 2020 - 02:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    That looks interesting and the colour is amazing. I've never tried gravlax, but I like smoked salmon so maybe I should. Hope the fermented fish turns out just as good.

    Does Madam Lafarge often experiment with new foods like that?

    'Conregional' is an interesting concept. I suspect similar language and culture has more to do with it than being from the same continent.

    Jan 05th, 2020 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Tell that selfless, long suffering Frenchie of yours to stop ruining perfectly good fish with unnecessary, archaic, barbaric Germanic conservation methods..., most of them requiring at east 10 generations d'accotumance..., and make you a decent Souffle au Crabe et au Fromage Blanc...

    (Los rotos lo llamamos “Pastel de Jaibas”... :-)

    Jan 05th, 2020 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Some in this forum had asked why Argentina stumbles time and again in the political domain.

    It is true that we can't just blame outsiders.

    DT has suggested that the original land distribution model may have something to do with our recurrent scale tipping from one side to the other. He is right. Much of the land went on in huge pieces to a handful of families -- which created a wealthy, selfish and powerful class that lives very well without a need to create a functional capitalism.

    The Argentines did try to change this -- the problem was, every time we tried, outside forces -- the British empire first, the American one later -- did what they could to keep the status quo alive.

    So here we are, trying again in spite of the odds. One day we will succeed!

    Jan 05th, 2020 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Respectfully to all here:

    Madam enjoys discovering new foods and a woman dangerous to criticize...

    Gravlax in its simplist form is delicious, but the more complicated timely preparation, I reserve judgement.

    Mass agricultural land distribution has been tried several times in history, and even the most pragmatic historians have been less than kind...

    The economic model of breaking up enormous estancias is one thing, but when you start breaking up 500 hectare corn-wheat-soy entities into small family owned farms -- the economics are not sustainable.

    However... Land in Argentina is not expensive in comparison to world prices, you would just need to encourage people from large metro areas to resettle into the vast territory to embrace tilling the soil...

    Jan 05th, 2020 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “Madam enjoys discovering new foods”

    Good for her. It's fun trying new things and the internet makes it so easy to find recipes and ideas. Why stick to just one country's cuisine?

    Land redistribution should work in certain circumstances, like when tenant farmers are living on and farming parcels owned by absentee landlords, or when a family has been farming the same land for generations but doesn't have official title. But taking productive land and giving it to inexperienced people is a good way to screw up the economy for countries that are at all dependent on agriculture. Would have been different if they'd done it when Argentina was first conquered; at that point there was nothing to lose, farming was a lot less technological and more people had the appropriate knowledge and skills. Who wants to be a subsistence farmer now?

    I do wonder how much land is still owned by the 'wealthy, selfish and powerful class', and how much has been sold off to agribusinesses and multinationals. But haven't heard that anyone is proposing land redistribution anyway, these Peronists are more into promoting manufacturing AFAIK.

    Jan 06th, 2020 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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