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OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 12, 2013 07:51AM
[www.cnn.com]

"(CNN) -- Residents of the Falkland Islands voted overwhelmingly to remain a British Overseas Territory, an official said late Monday.

The question put to voters was: "Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?"

More than 99% of voters said yes, according to Darren Christie, public relations manager for the Falklands Islands government. Just three people voted no. Turnout was 92%.

"

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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 12, 2013 07:59AM
So they told them to Faulk off?



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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: stephen
Date: March 12, 2013 08:26AM
I love Argentina dearly (been 5X) but they need to back off on this one.

Trouble is, rabblerousing about it is great internal politics for Cristina.
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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 12, 2013 08:26AM
well, FALK that......



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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: DP
Date: March 12, 2013 08:53AM
And get those occupiers off of Gibraltar and give it back to Spain! But just don't ask the Spanish about Ceuta....
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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 12, 2013 10:29AM
Best comedy bit about the Flakland Islands I've ever heard....some colorful language included.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2013 10:29AM by bazookaman.
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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: andypie48
Date: March 12, 2013 11:02AM
These aren't the original colonists, who were deported by the British in the 1830s.

So their vote is, arguably, meaningless.
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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 12, 2013 12:53PM
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andypie48
These aren't the original colonists, who were deported by the British in the 1830s.

So their vote is, arguably, meaningless.

I imagine most of the original colonists have died so this is the next best thing.



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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: silvarios
Date: March 12, 2013 01:22PM
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Speedy
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andypie48
These aren't the original colonists, who were deported by the British in the 1830s.

So their vote is, arguably, meaningless.

I imagine most of the original colonists have died so this is the next best thing.

The next best thing is a bunch of Brits voting to stay British? Is this like those totalitarian dictatorship where the incumbent received 99% of the votes every election? I.e. There is nothing noteworthy here.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2013 02:08PM by silvarios.
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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 12, 2013 01:49PM
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stephen


Trouble is, rabblerousing about it is great internal politics for Cristina.

Yeah, she's run out of things to steal.
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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: March 12, 2013 04:34PM
Who'd vote for 35-40% inflation and less freedom? Argentina, by all rights, should have been a first world country, but something happened along the way.

Nice people, but bad government.



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Re: OT: Adios, Malvinas. islanders vote to stay British. Falklands Forever !
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 13, 2013 10:14AM
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andypie48
These aren't the original colonists, who were deported by the British in the 1830s.

So their vote is, arguably, meaningless.

The original colonists left over 20 years earlier when the British and Spanish had pulled their settlers off the islands due to wars of the late 18th and early 19th century. Both left plaques maintaining their claims to the islands.
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