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    Resignation demanded of Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    There is something weird going on in the South Atlantic. The US Navy recently (back a year or so) reactivated their South Atlantic fleet, that hadn't existed since the end of the cold war 30 years ago. More oddly still, they did it by moving their North Atlantic fleet to the South, and then...
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    Ex-model’s repeated visits to Olivos

    In other words, a politician's wife like any other?
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    Resignation demanded of Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    It's funny about referendums. Nobody seriously questions the results of the Falvinas plebiscite. But when you mention the 95% of Crimeans who voted for unification with Russia, many will insist it was fraudulent. And yet if you look at Ukraine, it's arguably much worse than Argentina. The Ukrops...
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    Resignation demanded of Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    On the one hand, I totally agree that it was incredibly dumb, but that was the dictatorship. On the other hand, no British blood has been shed over Gibraltar in the last 200 years, yet the UK government seems quite stubbornly intransigent on that subject, as well. And the UK bases on Cyprus...
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    Resignation demanded of Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    Well, there are some very practical reasons for Argentina to want the Malvinas, reasons involving UNCLOS. If, hypothetically speaking, Argentina were to somehow recover them, the fact that they are on the continental shelf would allow Argentina to greatly expand the EEZ it can claim. If you add...
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    Resignation demanded of Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    https://www.pagina12.com.ar/357863-docentes-alumnos-e-investigadores-piden-la-renuncia-de-sabri She didn't just touch that third rail, she grabbed it with both hands and stuck her tongue on it when she said, "la creencia en que las Malvinas son argentinas es irracional, es sentimental"...
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    Fear of meeting

    "There are three types of untruths in this world - lies, damn lies, and statistics." --Mark Twain
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    The Longest Word

    It certainly is pleasant to see everyone getting into the spirit of this thread! It's interesting how the ubiquitous cell phone camera has changed the world. If you had told us 40 years ago that it would be possible to pack such a powerful camera into such a thin package, we would have called...
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    The Longest Word

    Nolo Contendere
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    Fear of meeting

    Lord, to think that man was President. Biden may be senile, but Dubya was a straight up idiot. As far as the corona, color me skeptical. I take the precautions, and I am as careful as can be, but I am also highly dubious that we have been told anything like the truth about this virus, or its...
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    The Longest Word

    I have seen some very long words in my time here in BsAs. I mean, norteamericano and estadounidense are both 7 syllables, which is why they call us yanqui, but I make this out to be a mouth-filling 9 syllables
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    Only in Argentina?

    Ebony and the other hardwoods are endangered due to excessive logging. Indeed, the forests of Argentina* have been ravaged already, and illegal logging even within supposedly protected areas goes on even as we speak. It would have been more sustainable if the solicitation had specified that...
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    Only in Argentina?

    https://www.pagina12.com.ar/355458-la-compra-de-penes-de-madera-el-insolito-debate-mediatico And Google Translate version- here Uhhh, Alberto? Really? I'm at a loss for words.
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    Argentina Spawns Another FX Rate

    Too complicated for me. I don't see how it's different from Contado con Liqui And Bloombeg, meh, they're noted Argentina-haters
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    Tips for getting settled in BA

    You've never been here before? Oh, you crazy optimist :) Seriously, I did the same thing,and it worked out alright for me. Spanish language training, I have no idea, but others here on these forums have spoken on that subject, you can search for it.
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    Tips for getting settled in BA

    Bring as much cash with you as you can, in clean, crisp, unblemished 100 dollar bills of the latest series. When I came in 2014, the limit before having to declare it was 10K. Obviously, spend what you must for a decent quality money belt to wear under your clothes. Learn the difference between...
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    Inverter Air conditioners with heating and cooling

    I paid 3000 pesos at my local ferreteria for a "caloventor" that seems to do the trick as far as heating. My A/C is completely jodido, but eh, I'll worry about that if I'm still alive and employed when summer comes...
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    What was all that noise last night?

    Oddly enough, one of my Brazilian students sent me a meme showing Bolsonaro holding the trophy and grinning in front of the team. It said, "Thank you, Argentina, for avoiding this picture" Argentina won, England lost, and Conor McGregor crashed and burned in spite of all his trashtalk. I'd call...
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    Bolivia accuses the Macri administration of sending Arms For Bolivia Coup Massacres

    Ah, OK, so in this case "calibre" does not mean literally caliber, but is just used in an abstract sense as a designation of the cartridge. These are obviously 12-gauge shotgun shells. Gauge of shotguns is a weird business. Essentially, it's how many lead balls of that diameter it would take to...
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    What was all that noise last night?

    Just kidding! Congratulations, Argentina, on a well-earned victory in the Copa Americana after a long drought. May you encounter equal success in Qatar next year. And, in truth, the celebration was surprisingly subdued, all things considered.
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