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“Falklands' status as a BOT has nothing to do with imperial gestures, but the wishes of its population”

Saturday, December 2nd 2023 - 08:14 UTC
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The Falkland Islands’ status as a British overseas territory has nothing to do with imperial gestures, and everything to do with the wishes of the population, writes Dr. Nigel Haywood, in response to the article by Simon Jenkins, published in The Guardian and MercoPress a week ago. Read full article

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  • Roger Lorton

    Simon Jenkins fails to understand the relationship between the UK and the Falklands. The UK is, in effect, a trustee. Listed as a NSGT at the UN, the Islanders have the right of self-determination under International Law. The UK guarantees that right.

    Dec 02nd, 2023 - 10:33 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    ”The Falkland Islands are the Parthenon marbles of Britain’s diplomacy. They bring out the silliest antics in what passes for its “role on the world stage”.

    What an appalling projection of absolute ignorance. Legally the Islanders are the only party that has a say in the matter. The UK under the UN Charter is compelled to support the Islanders.

    Dec 02nd, 2023 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Trimonde

    Dr. Haywood is incorrect or lies (like so many are or do). I of course could not assert which of the two is the case.

    Right to Self Determination the islanders of course do have. The mistake or “lie” occurs through the logical order of their belief (or lie). The islanders right to self determination as far as a homeland sovereignty matter would be concerned cannot stand on any political sovereignty authority, but rather in actuality starts or stems from a disagreement conflict between two countries before their arrival on the islands.
    For them to have any say or right to this land, they obligatorily should first be asking or demanding or requiring, that these two nations of the world resolve their sovereignty dispute, so that they can later carry on to have a clear and clean lawful engagement with one of these two countries, or both, or none if these were both to abandon their claim in order to accommodate their “right to self determination”. Only then could their political status can start being formalized in righteous truthfulness. As of now their assertions are false.

    The United Nations has an unfortunate loophole here, as its sector of Decolonization and People's Self Determination is born out of a colonial era in which there were and still are preexisting “peoples” or countries that later become occupied by a foreign force. It has never considered a situation new people came or were defined later on a land already being disputed by two UN nations.

    The people on the Falklands not only came to the Islands AFTER Argentina's denouncement and protest regarding an occupation of part of its territory, but Britain or England has never been “foreign” to them. In fact they were invited to populate the islands in function of Britain's occupation.

    If anything, as far as the Malvinas or Falklands are concerned, the United Nations should consider the matter as a matter of Decolonization and Self Determination between; an Argentine people in absentia and Britain.

    Dec 03rd, 2023 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Chicureo

    Whatever you're point of view, let's hope the flying monkey Skippy has admitted need to seek medical help with his gross obesity...

    https://youtube.com/shorts/28bXknKv9Uo?si=H5PtZY5CtTadvVDQ

    Meanwhile, our family are enjoying the marvelous countryside...

    ¡Saludos de Panquehue!

    Dec 03rd, 2023 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “flying monkey Skippy ... help with his gross obesity”
    Sorry that's an oxymoron, since flying monkey is an enabler of malignant narcissist like you. While Skippy is your muse come sock puppet, just another 'word salad', which comports perfectly.

    So with all the projection we know who else is obviously fat, and that isn't me, fatty.
    So I'll continue on my way looking slim and trim, anything but obese as my picture shows.
    https://imgur.com/a/WDPeU

    “Toxic Arguing Techniques Used by Narcissists and Manipulators

    2. Fallacies, nonsense, word salad
    3. Provoking, ...
    https ://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychology-self/2018/08/narcissist-arguing Toxic Arguing Techniques Used by Narcissists and Manipulators


    ”Malignant Narcissist.
    A special sub-type of narcissist that has also some traits of ASPD, such as aggressiveness, deceitfulness, and remorselessness. They are often sadistic and gain pleasure from hurting others.

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
    A type of personality disorder in which a person has grandiose fantasies of success and power with few or no achievements behind the fantasies. … they are unique and entitled to special treatment, admiration, and obedience.

    Psychopath/Sociopath.
    Considered to be sub-types of ASPD where the criteria must include disregard of laws and norms.. Only the term “psychopath” has been recognized in the DSM-5, ... The main features that both terms share that are relevant to narcissistic abuse are the lack of a conscience or remorse and the ability to manipulate and deceive.”
    https://imgur.com/a/WDPeU

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 12:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    You'll note that I didn't Mentioned Terence, but Skippy himself reveals himself along with his ridiculous rant about narcissistic abuse...

    ...as I savior with wonderful Cabernet, Skippy proves great amusement for everyone...

    ¡Saludos de Panquehue!

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • imoyaro

    Trimonstruosidades (Pat the Ex-Pat,) doesn't want to return Patagonia to the Chileans, let alone the Mapuche, but hey never mind that the Spanish empire,and later rebellious fragments of that empire, are all colonialist constructs...

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 05:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FitzRoy

    Hahahahah! Regini is such a comedian! I love trying to read the utter drivel he pours out!

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “as I savior with wonderful Cabernet, Skippy proves great amusement for everyone”

    “I didn't Mentioned Terence ... Skippy has never been this site, and you're obviously not all here.”

    You don't have to, your constant projections make it abudently clear that your instance is that somone born in 1978 is myself one even though I shown evidence with my name on from March 1963.

    Aha the liar living the life of a yokel lush.

    The only one who has identified himself as a closet alcoholic is you.
    “I've been surprisingly disproved as someone has been drinking way too much eggnog this evening and is behaving like a mean drunk on these joyous days.”
    “Early this morning, over a mug of Baileys and coffee, I was trying to remember last night's remarkable ... conversation
    Besides all the normal beverages — we still have plenty of Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon ...”

    “Toxic Arguing Techniques Used by Narcissists and Manipulators

    2. Fallacies, nonsense, word salad
    3. Provoking, ...
    https ://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychology-self/2018/08/narcissist-arguing Toxic Arguing Techniques Used by Narcissists and Manipulators


    ”Malignant Narcissist.
    A special sub-type of narcissist that has also some traits of ASPD, such as aggressiveness, deceitfulness, and remorselessness. They are often sadistic and gain pleasure from hurting others.

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
    A type of personality disorder in which a person has grandiose fantasies of success and power with few or no achievements behind the fantasies. … they are unique and entitled to special treatment, admiration, and obedience.

    Psychopath/Sociopath.
    Considered to be sub-types of ASPD where the criteria must include disregard of laws and norms.. Only the term “psychopath” has been recognized in the DSM-5, ... The main features that both terms share that are relevant to narcissistic abuse are the lack of a conscience or remorse and the ability to manipulate and deceive.”
    https ://fairytaleshadows.com/narcissi

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Bud Spencer

    Such a lot of meaningless long winded gibberish posted by Trimonde, best laugh so far today.

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Really beautiful morning here, as we enjoy Santiago.

    Our breakfast was smoked salmon with cream cheese and bagels.

    This is my last comment, for Terence Hill (aka Skippy Jessop of Utah USA)

    Whatever you're point of view, let's hope Skippy has admitted need to seek medical help with his gross obesity...

    https://youtube.com/shorts/28bXknKv9Uo?si=H5PtZY5CtTadvVDQ

    Meanwhile, we have returned to La Dehesa as Madame's sister and niece will arrive tomorrow.

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    ”Terence Hill (aka Skippy Jessop of Utah USA)“

    Is absolutely false.

    Another unproven assertion, must be false as ”thoughts can only be true, or false. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    ”The burden of proof lies upon him who affirms, not on him who denies, (since by the nature of things, he who denies a fact cannot produce any proof). The claimant is always bound to prove: the burden of proof lies on him. Upon the one alleging, not upon him denying, rests the duty of proving.”
    Soma's Dictionary of Latin Quotations, Maxims and Phrases: A Compendium of ..

    Since it is not proven true, it must therefore be false.

    Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    As we all ignore the obese self denying flying monkey his scandalous life, we just have to laugh...

    ...as mentioned before, Skippy has an exceptional mother's understanding and patience...

    Let's hope he encounters bliss in Utah, living at home with his mother...

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “Skippy has an exceptional mother's understanding and patience...”

    He may well do, what has that got do with the price of cheese?
    According to your logic that would mean you and I brothers, if your mother was similar.

    'If wishes where horses beggars would ride'

    Another unproven assertion, must be false as “thoughts can only be true, or false. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    ”The burden of proof lies upon him who affirms, not on him who denies, (since by the nature of things, he who denies a fact cannot produce any proof). The claimant is always bound to prove: the burden of proof lies on him. Upon the one alleging, not upon him denying, rests the duty of proving.”
    Soma's Dictionary of Latin Quotations, Maxims and Phrases: A Compendium of ..

    Since it is not proven true, it must therefore be false.

    Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    It's truly sad to Skippy tired after making a breif walk with his neighbor's dog and out of breath...

    https://youtu.be/bU9RStEPNpc?si=YQaCbD-ysigJPkbR

    At least Skippy is trying...

    Meanwhile we are anticipating our guests tomorrow...

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “At least Skippy is trying”

    He's doing sweet Fanny Adam. It is you who is trying to pull a fast one.

    Another unproven assertion, must be false as “thoughts can only be true, or false. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    ”The burden of proof lies upon him who affirms, not on him who denies, (since by the nature of things, he who denies a fact cannot produce any proof). The claimant is always bound to prove: the burden of proof lies on him. Upon the one alleging, not upon him denying, rests the duty of proving.”
    Soma's Dictionary of Latin Quotations, Maxims and Phrases: A Compendium of ..

    Since it is not proven true, it must therefore be false.

    Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    It's amusing Skippy denies his identity....

    However his YouTube videos prove his scandalous history...

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 04th, 2023 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “It's amusing Skippy denies his identity”

    Thats an impossibilty given that there is no evidence of himself ever being on this site. Thus, confirming you're a liar.

    “If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary”
    Mark Twain

    “No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.”
    Henry David Thoreau

    “Toxic Arguing Techniques Used by Narcissists and Manipulators

    1. Arguing in bad faith
    2. Fallacies, nonsense, word salad
    3. Provoking, bullying, intimidating
    4. Lying, denying, changing definitions
    5. Deflecting, attacking, projecting
    6. Involving others and acting out revenge fantasies”
    https://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychology-self/2018/08/narcissist-arguing

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 07:17 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Madame is currently at the airport awaiting the arrival of our guests.

    Meanwhile, I just finished enjoying a marvelous breakfast with hash-brown potatoes with scrambled eggs and avocados accompanied with Bailey's coffee.

    Regarding Skippy, I hope he has decided to need to seek medical help with his gross obesity...

    https://youtube.com/shorts/28bXknKv9Uo?si=H5PtZY5CtTadvVDQ

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “Skippy, ... his gross obesity”

    So with all the projection we know who else is obviously fat, and that isn't me, fatty.
    So I'll continue on my way looking slim and trim, anything but obese as my picture shows.
    https://imgur.com/a/WDPeU

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Regarding Fuckwitt's hilarious photo, I hope he has decided to admit the truth...

    https://youtube.com/shorts/28bXknKv9Uo?si=H5PtZY5CtTadvVDQ

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “Regarding ... photo”
    https://imgur.com/a/WDPeU
    I'm still slim and trim, while you and your obsession, are just couple of fatties.

    While you remain revealed as a lying ”Malignant Narcissist.
    A special sub-type of narcissist that has also some traits of ASPD, such as aggressiveness, deceitfulness, and remorselessness. They are often sadistic and gain pleasure from hurting others.

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
    A type of personality disorder in which a person has grandiose fantasies of success and power with few or no achievements behind the fantasies. … they are unique and entitled to special treatment, admiration, and obedience.

    Psychopath/Sociopath.
    Considered to be sub-types of ASPD where the criteria must include disregard of laws and norms.. Only the term “psychopath” has been recognized in the DSM-5, ... The main features that both terms share that are relevant to narcissistic abuse are the lack of a conscience or remorse and the ability to manipulate and deceive.”
    https ://fairytaleshadows.com/narcissist-dictionary-terms/

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • mollymauk

    Chicureo and Terence Hill. Once again you idiots have hijacked a discussion thread for your own petty vendetta against each other.
    I have messaged MercoPress to report abusive use of the site and to request that you are banned, for inappropriate posting. I have no hope that will happen, but PLEASE give it a rest - NO-ONE else is interested in your stupid squabble.

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    NO-ONE else is interested in your stupid squabble.”

    Except, obviously you. Oh great bearer of truth.

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • mollymauk

    Not interested in your stupid squabble at all. Just interested in getting it removed from this site so I don’t have to wade through all your bullshit to find comments related to the article on question.

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “Not interested in ...”

    But, you'll stick your nose in, in any event. Now you had your little opine remember.

    “Opinions are like buts everyones got one. Just some stink more than others.”

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    mollymauk

    Please accept my sincerest apologies.

    I will not disturb the readership about Skippy's bizarre lifestyle.

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mollymauk

    Chicureo - accepted, thank you. (You do appear the more reasonable half of the dispute…)

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “to find comments related to the article on question.”

    I have commented on the article, and only paused to deal with a 'malignant narcissist's' attack.

    It is noted that both the narcissist and you have something in common.
    Neither of you have commented on the article, but you fit perfectly the 'enambler' title of 'flying monkey'.
    'Cause it sure looks like it. Since I have just defended my position, and you malign me for engaging in 'self-defence'.

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    mollymauk

    Thank you as well.

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “to find comments related to the article on question.”

    I have commented on the article, and only paused to deal with a 'malignant narcissist's' attack.

    It is noted that both the narcissist and you have something in common.
    Neither of you have commented on the article, but you fit perfectly the 'enambler' title of 'flying monkey'.
    'Cause it sure looks like it. Since I have just defended my position, and you malign me for engaging in 'self-defence'.

    Dec 05th, 2023 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tænk

    Shicuréo...
    Die of envy... ;-)
    https://cdn.bauligroup.com/thumbnails/italia/composit_prodotti/il_natale_bauli/2020/specialita-pandoro/image-thumb__3979__cms-products-bubble-product-image/pandoro_baileys.png

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Chicureo

    Tænk

    Yes! Right on mark...

    I love it!

    Madame's sister and her niece are delightful, and are a very welcome addition to our gypsy clan...

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    https://en.mercopress.com/2023/12/02/falklands-status-as-a-bot-has-nothing-to-do-with-imperial-gestures-but-the-wishes-of-its-population/comments#comment529124

    “to find comments related to the article on question.”

    I have commented on the article, and only paused to deal with a 'malignant narcissist's' attack.
    It is noted that both the narcissist and you have something in common.
    Neither of you have commented on the article, but you fit perfectly the 'enambler' title of 'flying monkey'.
    'Cause it sure looks like it. Since I have just defended my position, and you malign me for engaging in 'self-defence'.

    Dec 10th, 2023 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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