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    butter

    @bob--interesting article. I had no idea that this was all related to the Doha Round. And it's facinating to read how government meddling with imports and exports has caused this ludicrous mess. Dammit. The country is replete with food. Or should be. This shouldn't be happening. It's mad...
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    butter

    htf can a country so full of fekking COWS suffer a shortage of freaking BUTTER!!!! It's totally $%$£%$%£ crazy. By the way, this totally mysterious shortage must be related to the fact that butter's gone up at least 50% the last few months...
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    national anthem in schools

    Why Howard, is it a good thing that children sing the national anthem in school? I'm British, and can't recall ever singing it, or pledging aligance, or anything else similar, and, sincerely think this is right. You can sing the national anthem every 10 minutes if you wish, but you're an adult...
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    best way to post credit card from UK?

    Thankyou very much guys..and girls. I seem to have a wealth of options. I think I'll go the fedex route, but it's good to know that ordinary Royal Mail signature service is good. I dont think I wld use parcelforce for something as unparcellike as a card...but anyway, it's useful to know that...
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    best way to post credit card from UK?

    Lots of thanks to everyone...Thankyou TangoBob for your kind offer...I might take you up on it...but I'll look at the alternatives first, as it would be less hassle all round.... Just a technical question...can a private individual use fedex type services?...just looking at their UK website...
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    best way to post credit card from UK?

    Anyone have experience of sending credit cards from the uk to Argentina? Which company did you use, was it reliable? I want a family member to send me a card, and I'm not sure if I trust the post office...
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    Malvinas Spat ( United Kindgom beating war drums )

    This article from a couple of years back is pretty interesting. The article suggests that the UK is acting within the law in establishing its territorial limits. Argentina, btw, does have a legal claim on the islands, but that's all it is, a claim. The Argentine Government appears to believe...
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    Shame on you Argentina

    Yup, this does seem to be turning into a socialist vs capitalist thing. Look, almost every North American and West European country is, whether we like it or not, at least partly socialist already. The U.S, last time I went there, has state funded public libraries, free pre university education...
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    Shame on you Argentina

    For the last 60 years or so Argentina has followed the route of protection for its home industries, and it’s probably no coincidence that Argentina’s fall from economic grace happened concurrent to this policy. Most of the rest of the world has been moving steadily in the opposite direction...
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    Teacher Wine and Cheese Night?

    I have a class till 9.00...so I won't be able to make it. I will try & make next one though! Hope it's a success...
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    Teacher Wine and Cheese Night?

    yup, I´d be interested too!
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    cocktails

    I´m up for it...I´ll have to do some youtube study, but it seems like fun!
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    Common courtesy in Buenos Aires

    Dusty, there´s a difference between people complaining about themselves, which is incessant in Argentina, and the other kind of complaint so commonly found here. Think about this. Australians often complain about Brits that go to live in Australia and then start complaining that it´s not like...
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    Common courtesy in Buenos Aires

    These kinds of posts seem fruitless to me. I mean, it's great that your neighbour had a nice time in NYC, but don't forget that often, people see things through rose tinted glasses when they're in a new country, and especially if they're in the wealthier parts of say, Manhattan. Argentinians...
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    cocktails

    Well, fernet-cola IS disgusting...but it´s a lot of fun too! the zenzerino sounds good. I´ll try that next time I have ginger but no mint!
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    cocktails

    Thanks for your replies people. Citygirl, I'm not really sure what not too expensive means myself, but prolly a goodish Margarita should come in around 15 pesos-in a cheap place. I mean, the basic ingredients and labour here are inexpensive.For instance, I'm pretty sure that if you know where to...
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    cocktails

    This may have been covered before..but does anyone have any recommendations for a good , not to expensive place to go for cocktails?
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    Do you believe in Cosmetic Surgery

    I don´t have a problem with it, but you definitely see the occasional ps victim in this city, and they look very, very odd.
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    Shop for backpacking essentials?

    I would take a look at MercadoLibre.com.ar. It´s the local version of ebay. It´s very easy to sign up, no need for credit card details or DNI numbers, and it seems to work pretty well. The best thing about it is that you have a good idea how trustworthy the seller is by their ratings. And prices...
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    Finding things to enjoy in Buenos Aires

    Alfajores, good wine, relaxed people, informality, pretty girls. With respect when you say that "people are not considerate of strangers"...well, what do you mean exactly? I'm from London...which I believe to be a wonderful city...but dammit, Londoners are not specially considerate of strangers...
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