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Argentina's banks face a tough year: bad loans, inflation and regulations

Thursday, March 4th 2021 - 09:24 UTC
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Rising inflation plus bad loans and government regulations anticipate a tough 2021 according to the CEO of Argentina's biggest private bank by market capitalization. “If inflation is high, there is a risk that bank results will fall to very low or negative levels in real terms,” Fabian Kon said in an interview in Buenos Aires. Read full article

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  • Papa

    pack all Jeffersons you can pack

    Mar 05th, 2021 - 01:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Let's get real here. Don't they say this every year?

    Mar 05th, 2021 - 02:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Three simple questions:

    1. Would you deposit any free capital in an Argentine bank?
    2. Do you think that any wealthy Argentines do NOT have off shore accounts?
    3. Does anyone actually believe that the Argentine government has any credibility?

    Anyone that disagrees with my questions — I urge them to place their life savings in high yield Argentinian bonds payable supposedly in 10 or 20 years...

    Mar 05th, 2021 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    1. Yes..., I would... (and have)...
    1. Yes..., I Think... (and know)...
    1. Yes..., I do believe they have..

    Life savings...?
    What life savings...?
    This is Argentina....!

    :-))))))))))))))))))))))))

    Mar 05th, 2021 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    I’m reminded of what I read by Ursula Le Guin: “We have inhabited both the actual and the imaginary realms for a long time. But we don't live in either place the way our parents or ancestors did. Enchantment alters with age, and with the age. We know a dozen Arthurs now, all of them true. The Shire changed irrevocably even in Bilbo's lifetime. Don Quixote went riding out to Argentina and met Jorge Luis Borges there. Plus c'est la même chose, plus ça change.”

    Having way too much fun right now but I’m very inspired by your optimistic forward vision for your dear country.

    Although all our savings are tied up in financing our meager crop — we’ve been blessed to afford sourcing a wonderful supplier of Angus “tomahawk” prime quality steaks which plan tomorrow to grill on the terrace tomorrow.

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 05th, 2021 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    You whinge like a typical Argentino..., hermanito...!

    *** Although all our savings are tied up in financing our meager crop”*** you say...

    Didn't they teach you at the academy the high risk of waging a war on three fronts...?

    Battling simultaneously at the western (Valpa)..., the southern (Shicuréo) and the eastern front (C. Nevado)..., surely puts some pressure on anyones cash flow... (Not to mention the “alimony” to them chancletas...;-)

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    You certainly whinge like a typical Argentino dear THINK — considering you’re comfortably residing on the Ligurian Riviera.

    Meanwhile we poor campesinos are hearing that Paula Narváez is saying that Chile can’t have prosperity without significant social success...

    ...you perhaps understand Narváez what really means to achieve...

    ...all I wish to accomplish is continue my environmentally friendly carbon absorbing and oxygen emitting avocado trees produce highly nutritious superfood while providing highly needed employment.

    Unfortunately it’s a never ending cash eating monster creating an insatiable demand to finance our crop. Same problems our guests from Chillán has...

    And you’re very correct about simultaneously battling on multiple fronts is highly risky — although nothing like dancing the Tango with the IMF...

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Ahhhhhhhhh...

    Paula Narváez..., a worthy political granddaughter of good Shilean Milicoman Marmaduke Grove..., that seemingly shares his eternal...: ***”Undying love for the Underdogs and for True Justice.”***

    Anything wrong with that..., Shicuréo...?

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 07:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Actually Paula Narváez could be our ideal next President!

    I think that any winning party will increase taxes, but let’s hope it’s moderate.

    If Narváez leaves our central bank independent and also doesn’t mess with our precious export tax laws — she has my enthusiastic support.

    Higher labor costs and higher taxes we can live with.

    Messing with our exporting tax laws although would NOT be welcomed.

    (There is NOBODY from the UDI or RN that has a chance in winning.)

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    What's wrong with the Jadue-Jiles couple...?

    :-))))))

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    From a pragmatic point of view — she has all the proper credentials.

    From my point of view — Paula Narváez IS the most viable ‘acceptable’ candidate.

    Today we’re having a small luncheon of 8 friends on our terrace. It should be lovely as the beautiful weather we’ve been fortunate to enjoy.

    As from your august point of view — honestly whom do you think will be elected?

    No cheating — but I’m sincerely curious...

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Hi Chicuréo, how have you been? Good to see nothing has changed at MP in my absence...

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    DemonTree

    Good to see you back!

    I hope your daughter and partner are doing well!

    Have you settled into your new property yet?

    We’re in Viña with Madame’s school-friend and husband from Chillán.

    Cheers!

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    We are all okay; the baby tree is nearly walking, they grow so fast! We are under lockdown again here, so there's nowhere to go and nothing to do, sadly... glad you're getting to visit the sea and have visitors. Are Jack Bauer and Pugol still around? I was a bit worried when I heard about the new Brazilian variant.

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    DemonTree

    Yes, we’ve been enjoying an extended period here in Viña after a successful harvest.

    Both Jack and Pugol seem to be doing fine. Obviously the Brazilian situation has been alarming.

    Our situation in Chile is substantially improving as nearly 4 million have received COVID vaccinations (with almost 400K now receiving the 2nd dose) — the vast majority of the vaccines were Sinovac (with Pfizer-BioNTech being the second most applied) although there are others as well.

    Good to hear your daughter is nearly walking — her personality I imagine is to the delightful stage or perhaps terror...

    We’re just getting ready to receive our guests for this afternoons fare!

    Looking forward to hearing an update on your life.

    Cheers!

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Hermanito...

    I see nothing wrong with the Jadue-Jiles couple...

    :-))))))

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK & DemonTree

    Our luncheon far surpassed our expectations.

    Despite your interest — it's far too early to contemplate who will be a viable candidate.

    All I'm certain is that the right-wing will not win.

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Hermanito...

    Si sabeí que es far too early to contemplate who will be a viable candidate y qué a los piojos se los mata mejor de a uno..., pa que me preguntai...???

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 09:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    DemonTree
    Still alive and kicking, glad to hear the Sapling is doing fine, it really is a magical time seeing the fascination in their eyes at the smallest things.

    Booked my jabs today, first one in just over two weeks, hopefully soon some normality will return.

    Chicureo-CMoTA
    Pleased to hear the “bon viveur” lifestyle continues in the Andes.

    Stay well Compadres.

    Saludos de Colonia Nervia Glevensium.

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Pugol-TTWH

    Good to hear you’re on course for the vaccine program. Madame and I are also on the list to receive the first-of-two Sinovac vaccinations about in a fortnight as well.

    Cheers from Viña Del Mar!

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Shicuréo...

    I’m very inspired by your optimistic forward vision for your dear Country....
    By stating to your Anglo friends above that...: ***“Our situation in Chile is substantially improving”***..., even when Chile has..., in the last few days..., had a +30% increase in Covid19 cases that forced the authorities to lock-down again...:-(

    I’m also very inspired by your flexibility of mind and learning capacity...
    By stating to your Anglo friends above that...: ***“Madame and I are also on the list to receive the first-of-two Sinovac vaccinations”***..., as you are on record in here mocking the Chinese & Russian vaccines and pitying the poor Third World bastards being poisoned by them...

    I’m not very much inspired by your lack of patriotism though...
    Nowhere above are your commenting about having turned in your Venezolana to the authorities..., so she can be..., on Live-TV..., fitted into a white prisioner overall and duly deported to her place of origin...
    What seems to be the problem..., soldier...? Ain't she black enough...?

    Capisce...?

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Chicureo & Pugol

    Glad to hear you are both booked for vaccines. My parents have both had the first dose, and I expect to get mine about August time with all the lowest priority shlubs. My boss at work is currently taking one day off a week in order to administer the shots, it all seems surprisingly efficient.

    The boss at home is enjoying her new climbing skills and the scary ability to reach things she really shouldn't get her hands on. :) I think she's going to be a mountaineer.

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    DemonTree & Estimado THINK

    Alpha personalities tend to challenge themselves — certainly your boss and even THINK are drawn to the thrill of mountain ascent... ...yours and mine is making a successful steep descent from a snowy summit!

    Technically you can actually see Argentina from our location — as they constantly look down with contempt upon our humble hardworking country: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-highest-summit-above-sea-level-from-which-you-can-see-an-ocean

    Honestly THINK — I can only assume you had a bad evening and awoke in a grumpy mood today...

    I challenge you to show ONE EXAMPLE where I’ve ever “...mocking the Chinese & Russian vaccines and pitying the poor Third World bastards being poisoned by them...”

    THAT ALLEGATION IS CLEARLY FALSE!

    (The ONLY negative comment I’ve made about SINOVAC was I found it irritating that the vaccine my country has chosen to mainly administer is from the probable origin of the pandemic as I have no love for the Communist Chinese.)

    I certainly think the origin of the pandemic is probably Wuhan China — but I’m not currently certain after you shared conflicting information.

    As far as the current COVID infection rates in my country — the increase of new cases is easily attributable to increased rates of testing. The government has overreacted with tighter controls but we see an actual opening of several public areas. The pandemic is definitely declining here.

    Chile is by far the most advanced in the equal vaccination of our residents. Nearly 4 million of our 19 million people have received their first vaccination.

    Besides you owing me a apology — your comments regarding the Venezuelan deportations from Chile are beneath your intelligence.

    We are fortunate to have 4 full-time Venezolano employees assisting our small company and they all have legal residency.

    Anyway — it’s just another pleasant day here on the Pacific.

    Cheers!

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Don't be such a snowflake..., hermanito...

    1) - When you start a thread with your coarse Shilean sarcasm... you should expect some subtle Argentinean irony in response...

    2) - As usual..., you try to make facts fit your fantasies...
    Do you believe that last weeks ~30% increase in Covid19 DEATHS are easily attributable to increased rates of testing...???
    As Turnipy a thought as your QAnon conspirative theories about proper lockdowns not working against contagion or about the whole Stupid Pedophile Runned World confounding Common Influenza with Covid 19...
    Read..., Think and Learn..., Shicuréo...:
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/2018767843/near-extinction-of-influenza-in-nz-as-numbers-drop-due-to-lockdown

    3) - My comment regarding the ongoimg Venezuelan deportations from Chile are to remind you..., that using Human Beings as sacrificial chess pawns in the political game is beneath human ethics...
    Be them Jews..., Muslims..., Venezuelans or even..., Argentines...

    Capisce....?

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Chicureo

    It must be uncomfortable having Argentina constantly looming over you. Convenient for skiing, though. We're hoping to teach our daughter young, I expect she'll be better than both of us in no time.

    I'm just hoping the vaccination goes well and we can start getting back to normal. Soooo sick of lockdown and haven’t seen the rest of my family in months after Boris cancelled Christmas.

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    DemonTree and Estimado THINK

    Yes, it’s delightful to teach the little ones to snowplow!

    We are blessed with close access to some of the finest skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. (Until last season we have enjoyed skiing in Argentina due to the remarkable financial advantages — but now serendipitously we’re fully committed to Valle Nevado.)

    Personally I suspect Boris Johnson overreacted politically to avoid criticism.

    There is a study that shows Sweden and your country have similar statistics — despite the lack of lockdown there. https://twitter.com/DrEliDavid/status/1362181460887826435?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1362181460887826435%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsummit.news%2F2021%2F02%2F18%2Fno-lockdown-sweden-sees-covid-deaths-plummet-quicker-than-uk%2F



    (And I do know you THINK will protest and declare how the other Scandinavian countries have fared better with strict requirements — but I’m comparing the UK with Sweden alone.)


    I’m also used to your sarcastic wit THINK — but you went a bit too far on your latest comments.

    I have said however is this unfortunate pandemic has been highly profitable for our entire family. Normally farmers suffer the worst of economic crisis — but in our case it has been the very best seasonal outcome of our farm ever!

    It’s wonderful that places like New Zealand have surpassed the pandemic — but the lockdown cost to the world economy has been exceptionally hard on the poorer working classes.

    Part of our human development has been the constant exposure to nasty viruses and bacterial for our bodies to develop a herd immunity — one of the reasons why there has been a resilience against this latest menace. Lockdowns are contrary to achieving a global herd immunity.

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 12:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    The UK government failed to react to the pandemic early enough, and then (were forced to?) overreact. They should have had border restrictions much earlier, and other precautions in place to reduce the spread, rather than going from nothing to full lockdown within a week. I'm sure it could have been managed with much less disruption.

    As for herd immunity, AIUI the body 'forgets' the virus after a few months and you can be reinfected. But there are two other coronaviruses already endemic in humans that merely cause the common cold. Are they intrinsically less deadly, or is it just that most people catch them as children and build up enough immunity not to be severely affected in old age? Regardless, it doesn't help the elderly and vulnerable now. My 99 year old step grandmother caught coronavirus in her nursing home after the vaccine was delayed, and recently died. Ninety-nine is a good age, but it sucks that she spent her last few months isolated from family.

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 07:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Hermanito...

    You say...:
    ***“I’m also used to your sarcastic wit THINK — but you went a bit too far on your latest comments”***

    I say...:
    I have heard you praise Turnipy Trump and Bolsonaro for years...
    I have heard you advocate for Turnipy “Herd Immunity” for almost a year...
    I have heard you adhere to Turnipy conspiracy theories (like the Nisman “murder”) for years...
    And now..., you Think that it's me that ***“Went a bit too far on my latest comments”*** ?!?!?!?!?

    You remid me of “El Villegas” being put in place by “El Jadue” some years ago (min. 01:56)...:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GOHUcF7yeG0

    Capisce...?

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    DemonTree and Estimado THINK

    Both ma mariée and I took a long brisk walk up the coast past Concón early this morning which was a great way to start our day.

    In reference to Fernando Villegas — although at times I disagree with some of his positions — I have a great respect for him. ¡Jadue es el segundo Allende!

    As far as what I felt was below your intellect:
    “... Nowhere above are your commenting about having turned in your Venezolana to the authorities..., so she can be..., on Live-TV..., fitted into a white prisioner overall and duly deported to her place of origin...
What seems to be the problem..., soldier...? Ain't she black enough...?”

    That marvelous bright young lady has been invaluable in navigating our small company through the nightmare of COVID regulations. I remind you she found a way for us to successfully have two large employee celebrations for Independence Day and Christmas with an ingenious creative permit strategy.

    She’s not only captured the heart of a charming young agronomist/oenologist — but Madame and I have agreed to host her future wedding reception at the farmhouse.

    Allow me some forgiveness for cheering Trump, Bolsonaro, Herd Immunity and the Nisman highly suspicious suicide which has offended your sensitive character.

    DemonTree: I agree that our society worldwide has botched the safe handling of the aged who have suffered the worst during the pandemic. Although I understand the sanitary reasons for keeping them in isolation — we’ve also committed a grave offense in not allowing them family contact — resulting in many of our beloved dying alone.

    Laurence Fox has a dramatic campaign running for mayor of London and says in his campaign that no one should be forced to say their goodbyes on an iPad: https://twitter.com/lozzafox/status/1368294285305581571

    (And yes, I know Fox is an actor — but I like his ideas.)

    Cheers!

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    What part of me above comment clarification (reproduced below) did you NOT understand..., hermanito...?...:
    ***”My comment regarding the ongoimg Venezuelan deportations from Chile are to remind you..., that using Human Beings as sacrificial chess pawns in the political game is beneath human ethics... Be them Jews..., Muslims..., Venezuelans or even..., Argentines...

    Let me try to clarify my mildly provocative comment about migrant deportations...:

    1) -The ongoing Shilean migrant deportations ain't an isolated Shilean phenomenon..., it is a global stunt organized..., in diverse forms..., by many so-called “First World” governments..., to satisfy the thirst of “Justice” of people like you...

    2) - A shrewd ehumanizing “Shilean” touch to this ongoing Globaæ Deportation Stunt are those white disposable coveralls them Venezuelans are forced to wear in front of the cameras...
    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/77ED/production/_116910703_gettyimages-1231078484.jpg

    3) - I Think that such a coverall covering her..., would render quite difficult the recognition of that marvelous, bright, invaluable young Caribbean lady who's wedding reception will be held at “Los Jacarandaes” farmhouse...., if the PDI doesn't arrive there first...

    Capisce...?

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK and DemonTree

    Oh I’m sad that you feel as though I’ve subjected you to any distress.

    I’m much more curious of your (and DemonTree’s) opinion of Laurence Fox running for the mayor of London. Certainly his opinion of personal freedoms, offer a voice to those who are being dominated into silence. He seems to appeal to people regardless of their political affiliation, speaking of the current conditions as regards citizens' relinquishing of freedoms “in the name of the common good.”
    https://twitter.com/lozzafox/status/1368294285305581571

    Or do you prefer Sadik Khan instead?

    Regarding the forced repatriation of some undesirable immigrants: I mentioned long ago — we were actually planning to eventually abandon our table grape production and concentrate on wine grapes due to the lack of seasonal field labor.

    As you know — our plans changed due to our socialist President Bachelet enlightened open immigration policies — and we now have an abundant supply of field labor — which has been highly detrimental to our unskilled Chileno working class.

    We pulled out all our wine grapes last year and replanted with table instead. Avocados remain our bread and butter — but the table grapes are our satisfying dessert that affords us with the pleasures in life.

    Although many employers have exploited the abundant economical labor available — we’ve remained very vigilant not to abuse — as it results in serious labor unrest with our local work force.

    As far as Argentines seasonally invading our beaches during the Summer — we miss them dearly...

    Unfortunately sometimes too many unskilled workers unable to integrate need to be repatriated.

    Cheers!

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....

    Lawfare failed first in Argentina...

    Then it failed in Bolivia...

    Then in Ecuador...

    A couple of hours ago... it failed in Brasil...:
    https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20210308-top-brazil-judge-annuls-lula-convictions-restores-political-rights

    Things are turning right...! (To the left..., that is)

    Think is happy...

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Yes, it does look as though if Lula runs for President next year — he’ll probably have no problem defeating Bolsonaro. The Brazilian economy will not recover from the pandemic for some time.

    Socialism seems to be very successful in Venezuela — there are strong sentiments here in Chile to embrace the same insanity.

    It’s the sad tragedy of our continent...

    Meanwhile we’re enjoying fresh sea urchins and shelled oysters with all the garnishes and chilled champenoise — life is wonderful.

    Any reactions to Laurence Fox? He seems to be a liberal independent — with refreshing new ideas...

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Dunno who that Fox fella is..., hermanito... Any relation to Michael J. ...?
    “Refreshing New Ideas” you say...? Good thing...! London surely is in need of some...

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK and DemonTree


    All I know is I’ve enjoyed his acting. Laurence Fox was expelled from the prestigious Harrow School which adds prestige in my opinion and he’s not related to the former Mexican President either...

    You seem to be uncharacteristically silent about Mr. Fox’s positions...

    Meanwhile the Americans are bickering about masks — but the latest data is showing similar comparative results as Sweden vs the UK.

    https://media.patriots.win/post/mNc83f2C.jpeg

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 11:33 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Esteemed Shicuréo...

    - Firstly..., let me praise you for your choice of information sources...!
    https://patriots.win/ this time... A forum that presents itself in the following way...:
    - ***“Welcome to the forum of choice for President Donald J. Trump! Be advised this forum is for serious supporters of President Trump. We have discussions, memes, AMAs, and more. We are not politically correct ”***
    - Quite consistent with your Momio mentality and vouching for the undocumented quality of its (dis)information..., I Think...

    Secondly..., let me also praise you for your choice of a new political hero in Engeland...!
    - His curriculum seems to fit snugly with your Momio mentality of protecting the Opressed White Rich Ruling Class of Engeland..., including Prince Archie (that fortunately seems to have inherited a tolerable shade of White...)

    Ps...
    I never stop being flabbergasted by affluent third world brownish mongrel mestizos like you..., desperately trying to belong to a Class that profoundly despises every single string of your “besudelt” DNA and that wouldn't blink once..., before closing the airtight doorof a final solution gas chamber after you..., hermanito...

    Capisce...?

    Mar 09th, 2021 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    We enjoyed a Netflix series about a Luxembourg detective mystery late into last night titled Capitani.

    We still both awoke before dawn for a visit to the central market to encounter an exceptionally fresh 52 centimetre long Reneita (Pomfret fish) and two dozen Machas (Razor clams).

    (Typical Chilean preparation for Machas: https://youtu.be/GLlsjVFtAGY )

    I’m delightfully amused you paid attention to the website — but the actual source quoted is from the highly regarded US News and World Report dated March 2nd.

    And what on Earth are you referring to? We humble mestizos are a part of the proud same brown Hispanic race as our Argentine cousins — that welcomed the original engineers of the Final Solution.

    Are you referring to some sort of racial superiority delusion you seem to be harboring against my mixed race mongrel Gypsy band?

    Or perhaps... ...it may be instead you’re avoiding the evidence that clearly shows mask wearing by the general public are ineffective!

    You do seem to harbor an immense number of racial superiority issues — especially against those barbaric Swedes...

    “Plus c'est la même chose, plus ça change.”

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 09th, 2021 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Me dear hermanito...

    Firstly...
    It's “Reineta”..., not “Renieta”...
    Ní con los pescaos la pegái, güeon... ;-)

    Secondly...
    Soooooooo..., you watch NETFLIX..., huhhhhhh...?
    As you previously have expressed your great admiration for the Argentine gender sorely lacking this summer from Viñas beaches..., I'll humbly link to a pauper short video that may somewhat linder your Weltschmertz and act as a healing balsam for your eyes & ears...:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CIEkaibr_Io

    Enjoy...

    Mar 09th, 2021 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    You really do have the delightful skill to change the subject — don’t you?

    As I’ve earlier shared — I’m a mediocre chess player that truly enjoyed watching ‘The Queens Gambit’ — but did not know of the actress connection to Argentina. (I was very charmed about her warm feelings she expressed about your country.)

    Also, the series paid what I think was a realistic version of chess fans — especially of the Russians.

    And spelling — ...well we both know that a high level of intelligence had nothing to do with my modest personal success...

    However you spell it — it’s one of our favorites and Madame is preparing a ceviche (cebiche - seviche - sebiche - seviche - xató - etc...) for today’s le déjeuner.

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 09th, 2021 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    And what was supposed to be the “Subject” I so delightful changed...“..., hermanito...?

    - Are you referring perhaps to the traditional racial superiority delusion of my genetic group...?
    Well..., you will never know for certain..., hermanito... Even if you eventually should get invited to some of their public gatherings..., they always ”politely“ change the subject when a mixed race mongrel Gypsy dares to approach thir inner circle...

    - Or are you alluding to your wrong assumption that I may be avoiding some Trumpian ”evidence” that should prove that mask wearing by the general public is ineffective...?
    Courtesy of the GOP Governeur of the Great State of Tejas..., that recently lifted the Mask Mandate and allowed the opening of ALL business..., we will soon know..., won't we...?
    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/texas/

    Capisce...?

    Mar 09th, 2021 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    We just finished a delicious ceviche lunch and I’m currently reading a short novel: Galeón — Las aventuras de un navegante español del siglo XVII en la travesía del Atlántico ~ Jesús Sanchez Adalid.

    As far as racial superiority — you’re completely correct that your superior race and their lessors should wisely avoid like the plague my clan of mongrel mixed gypsy clan bandits.

    As you know — our notorious band of thieves last year alone stole two beautiful apartments , four ultimate driving machines and looted an outrageous amount of loot from distressed merchants.

    Innocent unknowing vendors have sadly experienced the fateful consequences of looking into the beautiful green eyes of ma mariée echantresse and found themselves lacking the strength to stop the loss of their valuable goods.

    Regarding the lifting of mask mandates in Texas — it’s actually far more states including a serious polarization occurring regarding masks. This includes public mask burning.

    Sort of goes back to the revolutionary thoughts of Mr. Fox of London. People seem to be tired of the year two of what was to be only a fifteen day lockdown.

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 09th, 2021 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    I think everybody is tired of the year two of what was to be only a more or less swift passing quarentine (derived from “quaranta” [40] ) lockdown..., hermanito...

    But..., do you Think for a second that things would “Normalize” quicker if we follow the vociferous, mask burning ones...?

    Or do you Think our beloved Sweden is any closer to “Normality” today because they decided not to lock-down or use masks as the rest of Us..., causing thereby the loss of up to 10 times more lives than its neighbours..., having won nothing other than an identical crumbling of their GDP as the rest of Scandinavia..., but with open but EMPTY restaurants..., theaters..., shoping malls..., etc..., etc..., etc...

    Capisce...?

    Mar 09th, 2021 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Honestly this pandemic has become highly controversial with politicians making decisions based on polls and not by individual rights being respected.

    Frankly we’ve as a family have somehow profited immensely during this crisis and the pandemic has had a calming effect over the vox populi dissatisfaction of wages - costs - governance - our constitution - just about everything — yet I expect all Hell will break loose in the next quarter, or so, as people are demanding dramatic change.

    There could have been this season crippling labor strikes — including transportation and port shipping which could have greatly harmed our small endeavor — if it were not for the virus.

    In the nautical novel I’ve been enjoying — we really cannot fully imagine the horrendous obstacles of our ancestors (including suffering the arduous barbarous sea travel) they endured.

    I think more and more people are just going to send to Hell the health authorities trying their best to save lives based on science — because enough is enough. People are tired of the restrictions.

    We’re waiting for sunset here as Madame has prepared Reineta meunière with broccolini* and machas a la chèvre — accompanied with a chilled Viognier.

    (*Broccolini is new for us and just bought our first bunch this morning. It’s a hybrid vegetable that’s a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli.)

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 09th, 2021 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Hermanitico....

    Your above comment perfectly epitomizes the last couple of centuries of our asymmetric relationship...

    We Argies give you a Country and Anya Taylor-JOY...

    You give us a dead fish with broccoletti...

    Capisce...:-(

    Mar 10th, 2021 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Your comment actually deeply resonates with my thoughts...

    Most of my dress shoes and boots are Argentine — as you know we’re Tango afeccionados. Other than your economic mismanagement — we admire you!

    I was completely envious of just about everything I experienced in Mendoza as a young impressionable boy.

    (I still vividly remember how Buenos Aires was so spectacular on my first visit.)

    Even when times were difficult — your economy always resiliently bounced back even stronger. No offense, but Argentina reminds me of Texas...

    Although I saw your entire military deteriorate — I enjoyed the generous hospitality of the Círculo Militar and we even vacationed with former naval adversaries at the Llao Llao in Bariloche. That was the start of a two decades long friendship with our families skiing together for the past few seasons at Las Leñas.

    Returning to the pandemic — I came across an interesting book being released: https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Under-Heaven-Twenty-First-Century/dp/0358393248

    “The ultimate insider’s account of the making and mistaking of China policy by the Trump administration — a chilling twin portrait of the relentless advance of Xi Jinping and the venomous backbiting among Donald Trump and his advisers, who tried unsuccessfully to combat it: ‘Chaos Under Heaven’ reveals how China rose and America flubbed its response.” — DAVID IGNATIUS, Washington Post columnist 

    Apparently the Americans were aware of COVID-19 had been aware of the research on bat coronaviruses being done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in late 2017, prompting an alert to Washington, D.C., two years before the coronavirus pandemic began to spread that the lab's own scientists were reporting a “serious shortage” of technicians and investigators who could safely operate the facility, according to the book. 

    You know the Nazis had a phrase which covered all the abuses by the state:  “Für lhre Sicherheit”

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 11th, 2021 - 01:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    It's evident that you are more a man of fiction that science..., Shicuréo...
    (I recon your childhood heroes were Yanez de Gomera & Sandokan...)

    But..., PLEASE DO YOURSELF AN EDUCATIVE FAVOUR..., and read, think & learn some science...:
    (Short extract)...: ***” Correlations between the perceived reliability of the six COVID-19 misinformation items range between r = 0.288 and r = 0.583 (all p < 0.001) and are strongest between the three conspiracy statements (about the virus being bioengineered in a Wuhan laboratory, it being part of a plot to enforce global vaccination and 5G towers exacerbating COVID-19 symptoms) ranging between r = 0.454 and r = 0.583 (see electronic supplementary material, table S20 for the full correlation matrix).”***
    https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.201199

    Don't worry though..., hermanito...
    I dont really expect you to understand...
    You are after all..., just one of those slavish, blind obedience automaton little killing viruses..., created and led from some Military Farce Institute..., that have fought innumerable Panwardemics against human life..., costing the loss of civil rights (including the right of life...) to uncountable millions of human beings...

    Capisce...?

    Have a nice day..., clouds in the horizon up here...

    Mar 11th, 2021 - 08:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    I realize just how poorly educated and woefully ignorant of what I’ve failed to learn from all the great authors — just reviewing my grandfather’s library or your infinite knowledge of authors that I’ve never even heard of.

    Certainly your education far exceeds mine — I had to look up who Yanez de Gomera and Sandokan was — and found the following description:

    “Sandman character is inspired by the Spanish naval captain Carlos Cuarteroni Fernández. He is depicted by Salgari as a gallant pirate. He is described as tall, charming, very muscular, slender, and attractive, with cold, black eyes, a fierce and severe look, and a big turban on his head. Unlike his troops, who are described as mostly half-naked, Sandokan always wears fine oriental clothes, generally red silk with embroidered gold, and long, red, leather boots.”

    Although I’m not as muscular or slim — and certainly my eyes are not black — I could easily imagine me in the costume. (Perhaps my crew might be all female and half naked...)

    (Oh NO! — That would be an absolute nightmare!)

    Anyway, I’ve always cheered for pirates!

    Regarding 5G towers — I’ve read that Apple has already began a new long range project to create a 6G network.

    I know for certain from my “farce education” that radio waves can actuall melt your innards...

    ...anyway, I was simply sharing how I admired Argentine leather work as well as the hospitality of some of your compatriots.

    Your theory that the pandemic origin not being in Wuhan is highly questionable.

    Then again — after receiving my first Sinovac injection — perhaps I’ll start wearing fine oriental red silk shirts and and red leather boots...

    We have a busy day planned...

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 11th, 2021 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Funny..., if your choice of purveyor of Argie penny loafers were Casa Fagliano.......

    Mar 11th, 2021 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    For the record: Although I actually have a pair of blue suede Casa Fagliano loafers — I’m a fan of El Boyero shoes and boots — including their Capybara loafers.

    I also have two pairs of bespoke boots made in the ‘80s — that sadly the makers no longer exist — but they only need to be carefully refurbished by a skilled craftsman.

    The women of our family have enriched your equestrian boot makers for several years.

    ¡Saludos!

    Mar 11th, 2021 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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