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#1 FlintyV

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 15:01

London - Telegraph - Ships flying the British ensign have been banned from docking in Argentina's largest province under a new law passed yesterday.


The legislature of Buenos Aires province voted to prohibit vessels sailing under the British flag from “mooring, loading or carrying out logistical operations” in any of its ports.

The bill was brought forward by Patricia Cubría, a deputy belonging to President Cristina Kirchner’s Front for Victory coalition.
It was nicknamed ‘Gaucho Rivero’ after Antonio Rivero, nicknamed the ‘Gaucho’, an Argentine cowboy who led an uprising in the Falkland Islands against the British in 1833.

“He fought so that the Argentine flag could fly in the Falklands,” Ms Cubría said.
The law is designed to hinder British ships involved in oil exploration in waters belonging to the islands and will be seen as the latest in a series of provocations in the run up to the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War.


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 15:03

What is this an article for ants?!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 15:06

What is this an article for ants?!


The article has to be at least...3 times bigger than this.

#4 OP FlintyV

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 15:08

It's an article for kids who can't read good..

fixed though :)

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 15:38

The article has to be at least...3 times bigger than this.


zoolander quotes?

#6 DocM

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 15:43

PLEASE, not another Falkland War....jeezzzz ....

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 15:44

So the islanders (the natives for all intents and purposes) don't get a say in the matter according to Argentina?

It makes me laugh when Argentina accuses the British of colonialism yet they completely disregard the will of the inhabitants. Not only that, but they themselves are descended from Spanish colonials. The hypocrisy is astonishing.

#8 DocM

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 16:10

^^ yup - very little common sense in this as regards Argentina's behavior.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 21:14

I don't have a problem with giving them another fat lip.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 21:35

It was nicknamed ‘Gaucho Rivero’ after Antonio Rivero, nicknamed the ‘Gaucho’, an Argentine cowboy who led an uprising in the Falkland Islands against the British in 1833.
“He fought so that the Argentine flag could fly in the Falklands,” Ms Cubría said.



Someone should tell her that the 5 members worked for the Argentinian Luis Vernet who insisted on paying everyone with IOUs which was the main reason Rivero murdered 5 people, she also forgot to mention the entire reason they were caught was Rivero betrayed the other gauchos, she also seems to forget to mention this was the entire reason Britain retook control of the islands after allowing Luis Vernet to run a settlement. Not much of a hero but you take what you can get I guess.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 21:58

What if a British came in to port under an EU flag?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 22:03

What if a British came in to port under an EU flag?


Spoofing ship signatures is frowned upon. The port could just call Microsoft Genuine Advantage to verify the authenticity of the flag.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 22:04

What if a British came in to port under an EU flag?


What about a pirate flag... :shiftyninja:

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 22:25

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 22:45

Spoofing ship signatures is frowned upon. The port could just call Microsoft Genuine Advantage to verify the authenticity of the flag.


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