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Falkland Islands’ donation to Ukrainian people reaches £42 thousand

Thursday, July 14th 2022 - 09:56 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) confirmed that a total of £42,038.10 was raised and passed to charity, United Kingdom. The charity will use the donation to help UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) teams deliver life-saving aid to people forced to flee their homes in Ukraine. Read full article

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  • Tænk

    Hmmmmmmmm....

    - Don't the decent Kelpers out there get a bit ashamed of the shameless attempt of their FIG(leaf) politicians to reinvent Kelper natural stinginess into “incredible” generosity...?

    - I just did the math..., and it says that each and every inhabitant of them Malvinas Isles has donated 10 times LESS..., than each and every inhabitant of them British Isles...

    If anyone reading the above doubts me calculations..., I'll be glad to donate them to him/her....

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • border rover

    What an extraordinarily unpleasant comment, even for you. You really are the nastiest contributor to this site. I simply cannot understand why you feel it necessary to consistently seek to denigrate everybody. Clearly there must be some incredibly traumatic experiences in your past life that have left you so deeply disturbed.

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • mollymauk

    OK - I will take you up on your offer; please let us know your sources for your estimate.

    I am not suggesting you are wrong, but by my rough estimate, the Falklands population have donated approximately £6 per man woman and child (£21,000 / approx 3,500), and the UK has a population of approx 70 million, which would equate to UK donations of £420,000,000. So you are suggesting INDIVIDUAL donations (not government spending) to Ukraine from the UK of £4.2 billion, or £60 from every man woman and child. Sounds unlikely to me, and I cannot find figures to support your claim, but will keep an open mind.

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Tænk

    Jupppp....

    Maths can indeed be a traumatic & disturbing experience for them Brainwashed Turnips...

    Capisce...?

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Judge Jose

    A pathetic excuse for a man is what he is Border Rover, immature, bitter, indoctrinated an embarrassment to his country be it Denmark or Argentina, wasting his life on pointless irrelevant childish comments, no point in discussing anything with a 3 year old. he needs help from a psychiatrist,

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mollymauk

    So you are not “glad to donate” your calculations then.

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Jupppp....

    Maths can indeed destroy any pathetic comment them immature..., bitter..., indoctrinated..., pointless..., irrelevant... & childish Anglo Brainwashed Turnips can parrot from the Murdochite Press...

    Capisce...?

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • mollymauk

    So until further explanation, I will assume that your figures are suspect.
    Incidentally, I do not know where your view of “Kelper natural stinginess” comes from - every appeal going gets huge amounts of donation for the size of the population. Maybe it is you that has problems with basic maths.

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    TWIMC...

    Malvinas Isles donations to Ukraine = £42,000 ÷ 3,500 heads ......................... = £12 x head.
    British Isles donations to Ukraine.... = £3,800,000,000 ÷ 67,000,000 heads .... = £57 x head.

    Malvinas Isles GDP x capita (PPP)...= +/- £65,000.
    British Isles GDP x capita (PPP).......= +/- £33,000.

    - All the above (PPP weighted & rated..., of course) clearly shows (as i wrote above)..., that each and every inhabitant of them Malvinas Isles has donated TEN (10) TIMES LESS MONIES than each and every inhabitant of them British Isles...

    Not precisely something to brag 'bout..., i Tænk...
    Capisce...?

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • mollymauk

    Thanks for the clarification. Your figures obviously include government contributions. On that basis I would agree that the UK has contributed more per head, but would contest your suggestion that Kelpers are “naturally stingy” - I would still suggest that the contribution from individual in the UK would be higher than the equivalent in the UK.
    By the way, mine was £100 - how about you?

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    “Contest” as much as you fancy..., Mollymauk...

    - Fact is that them Kelpers are as “naturally stingy” ..., as any other isolated and natural resources-poor society all over the world....

    In such conditions one quickly learns the invaluable value of a ball of string or a fifty years auld burnout engine...

    (And don't get me started about the huuuuuuge influence of the Scottish Genetic Pool in Kelper Natural Stinginess...)

    Capisce...?

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • mollymauk

    Ah - now I understand! Your definition of stingy is different to mine if you think that not throwing things away in case they are useful in the future is “stingy”. I would say that is a sensible trait when you live in an isolated area.
    So I guess I misunderstood you when I thought you meant that Kelpers are ungenerous, as that is clearly not the case!

    By the way, apologies for my mistype in my previous post - of course what I meant to say was “ I would still suggest that the contribution from individuals in the Falklands would be higher than the equivalent in the UK.” Unfortunately once you hit “Post comment” on this site, there is no way to edit mistakes.

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    My Patagonian definition of “stingy” is not different from most Kelpers...

    Urbanite Engrishmen would surely prefer “frugal” with all its positive connotations...

    I prefer simple...,ample spectrum words...

    Capisce...?

    Jul 14th, 2022 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    Anyone know how much the people of Argentina have donated?

    And to who?

    Jul 15th, 2022 - 12:26 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • imoyaro

    Let's not forget that Gauchito Drink has expressed his fervent support for his Jefe Putin's murderous unprovoked war on the Ukraine, and naturally wishes the same atrocities on the people of the Falklands. Let us hope that what he wishes on others , falls on him...

    Jul 15th, 2022 - 01:28 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • bushpilot

    Idiot math.

    Putting aside government and NGO assistance and just looking at individual contributions,

    Tænk the Dane himself hasn't donated a damn Kroner to the Ukraine cause.

    And he's bitching about Falklanders not spending enough.

    Jul 15th, 2022 - 01:33 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Mr. Roger Lorton..., me unsurpassed emigrated Engrish ex-copper...

    Anyone know how much the people of Siam have donated...?

    And to whom...?

    Capisce...?

    ;-)

    Jul 15th, 2022 - 06:43 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Terence Hill

    “How much the people of Argentina have donated?”

    Apparently nothing, by all accounts

    Jul 15th, 2022 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    By the way..., me dear brummie copper...
    Just for the benefit of your education...:

    - “The Ukrainian immigrant community in Argentina is the second biggest in the World..., representing about 1% of our population...”
    https://baxcolectividades.buenosaires.gob.ar/historia/Ucraniana#:~:text=La%20colectividad%20ucraniana%20en%20Argentina,conjunto%20musical%20%E2%80%9CCamerata%20Bariloche%E2%80%9D.

    Capisce...?

    Jul 15th, 2022 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • imoyaro

    Which explains your interest in “purging” them from the Argentine populace, doesn't it, Gauchito Drink? After all, in your view, nobody would miss them...

    Jul 15th, 2022 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeee...

    - What a fine hobby it is to disclose them lies and spins of Anglo politicians and their Anglo media to haughty BraInwashed Anglo Turnips that are to haughty to realise they are BraInwashed Anglo Turnips...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HlVjrIME83k

    Capisce...?

    Jul 16th, 2022 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Terence Hill

    “Anglo …realise they are BraInwashed”

    Says one whose country has incorporated into their constitution claims to another’s territories, that are unsupported anywhere in international law.

    “People in glass houses shouldn´t throw stones

    Jul 16th, 2022 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Brasileiro

    It seems that “Coup d'etat” in Europe has severe consequences for the Empire. Poor 2014 for Ukraine.

    Jul 16th, 2022 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Tænk

    Juppppp..., Brasileiro...
    This Anglosphere Ukraine adventure foi um tiro pela culatra...
    As I know you like all things military..., hereby a recent & sobercentraleuropean military analysis 'bout it...:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dEbLuAPobao&list=WL&index=21&t=4s

    Saludos...

    Jul 16th, 2022 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Brasileiro

    Obrigado!

    Um vídeo interessante como presente. Futurologia ucraniana.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuheTnltfaE&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A&index=1

    Jul 16th, 2022 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Tænk

    Aaayyyyy ayyy ayyy aaayyyyy.....

    ;-)

    Jul 16th, 2022 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Terence Hill

    “Argentina is in a much..., much better position than Engeland to claim it... After all..., it was the Compañía Argentina de Pesca”

    Hardly, the leasing or renting from the British doesn´t change them from the lessee, or tenant, and not the owner.

    Jul 17th, 2022 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    Actually, this war in Ukraine is going well for the Anglosphere, the Ukrainians are bleeding the Russians white, soon Latvia will be able to invade Russia and get to Moscow.

    Western weapons are now ‘battle proven’, everyone wants NLAW and StarStreak missiles. Now they know that with a few hundred of each you can stop a Russian armed battle group, dead in its tracks.

    The British arms industry have never been busier and are expanding production, with orders for the next 20 years or so.

    Jul 18th, 2022 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Argentine citizen

    Roger Lorton,
    We do not consider that giving alms is the solution to geopolitical problems.
    What we did succesfuly was condemn together with the United Kingdom, the United States and the entire European Union.
    The referendum on self-determination in Donestk, Lugansk, Crimea and the entire Donbass Region.
    We reached a unanimous international concensus abaut the limitations of the right to self-determination of the 1.5 million Ukrainian citizens who voted on a freedom referendum for 98% to enter the Russian Federation.

    This war was generated by NATO itself, going to the gates of Russia, cornering it against the wall and planning to deploy missiles on its borders.
    The only Western country that benefits from this war is the United States, which is going to export oil and gas to the European Union. The only thing they achieved with this is to make life more expensive for Europeans, weaken their currency and unleash an escalation of inflation.
    The worst of all is that unexpectedly All this ended up Benefiting China

    Jul 18th, 2022 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2VVCAP6WOc&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A&index=128

    Jul 18th, 2022 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
    Risking the wreath of them Brainwashed Anglo Talibans in here...
    I will allow meself to deroute for a minute from the topic of this thread...


    Sr. Brasileiro...:
    First reactions to your linked Youtube video...
    1) Sinful satisfaction of having walked most of them shown Dolomite locations...
    2) Surprise for seeing me beloved Nord Norge in the Dolomites...!?! (min 1:46 to 1:56)
    3) Soothed by the music of a composer I didn' Tænk I knew, but that..., of course..., i did... ;-)
    Nice...


    Sr. Argentine citizen...
    Would you care to illuminate me on the intended meaning of the last phrase in your above comment?
    The one that goes...:
    - “ The worst of all is that unexpectedly All this ended up Benefiting China ” -

    I'm in doubt if you wrote it in that way to...:
    - A) Pull the leg of them Brainwashed Anglo Turnips reading it...
    - B) Express your conformity with the Yankee Kool-Aid about the “Democratic Principle” of a Nation that represents about 5% of the population of this planet impeding the human development of a Nation that represents about 20% of the population of the same planet...

    Sin otro particular por el momento, me despido de Ustedes, quedando como su más Atento y Seguro Servidor...
    El Tænk...

    Jul 19th, 2022 - 07:43 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Argentine citizen

    Mr taenk
    By allowing the invasion of Ukraine, China made Russia more dependent on it, and has allowed the EU to offer to have the millstone of a Marshall Plan for Ukraine placed around its neck. As Russia weakens, China can regain its economic power in Ukraine, with the potential to economically exploit reconstruction. The real winners of the invasion of Ukraine will probably not be the Russians, even if it is their flag that is flown in Donbas and elsewhere. It will be the Chinese government, which has stood by and watched its rivals spend considerable economic and military fortunes on a nasty little war in Ukraine, while ramping up its own influence operations around the world.

    the costs of mistrust, territorial disputes, and peace through the use of force must be paid and the cost is living in a more volatile world, insecure and with risks of self-destruction. It's the way I see it.

    Jul 19th, 2022 - 09:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Sr. Argentine citizen...
    A valid hypothesis..., I Tænk...
    But.....................................................

    I can't avoid the feeling that you somehow distrust them Chinks...
    - In your above tex, you seem to advocate for peace, security and stability for our World...
    - But you also seem to dislike them Chinks sitting peacefully by THEIR river, watching the bodies of their bellicose western foes bodies float by...

    What do you want them to do...?
    Btw..., have you ever been to China...?
    Do you know 'bout their ~5.000 years auld history & culture...?
    Or are you just drinking the Yankee Kool-Aid about ”The World's Newest Enemy..., the Fu Manchus...?

    Me explico...?

    Jul 19th, 2022 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Argentine citizen

    Sr Taenk,

    I do not want to be misunderstood, I have nothing against the Chinese, I have been in the United States and also in China... In China for business.
    They are our main commercial partner, we have nuclear technology exchanges, genetic engineering, they buy our agro products.
    They are making strong investments in lithium mining here in Argentina for more than 200,000 million dollars.
    are even becoming our partners in the field of defense, selling us jf17 planes.
    I even like them better as business partners than the Americans. After all, the United States gave us the dictatorial government of Galtieri and other coups, and has had a strong interference in Latin American democracy. China has not done such evil terrorist acts.


    Treating ourselves as a neutral country in global geopolitics, my vision is that we are heading towards a more insecure world, with an increase in defense budgets, a false UN where there are countries with the right to veto, and new nuclear-armed countries, such as Iran, pakistan etc.
    I would dare to say that we are witnessing the zenith of the western world as we know it, I would bet on a 3ww 200 years from now.

    As outsiders, we will be sitting peacefully at the edge of the river you mention.
    While we sell commodities and services to the world waiting our turn

    Jul 19th, 2022 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Sr. Argentine citizen...

    Dejando de lado un par de irrelevantes detalles..., estoy en un todo de acuerdo con Usted...

    Deseando..., por el bién de la Argentina..., qué el destino nos permita sentarnos tranquilamente a esperar en la orilla del gran River Plate...
    Sinó estaremos condenados a ser bosteros hasta el juicio final...;-)

    Saludos desde la Riviera Ligure de este Chubutense...
    El Tænk...

    Jul 19th, 2022 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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