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Argentine Government Takes Control Of Newsprint
WSJ ^ | 12/22/11 | By SHANE ROMIG

Posted on 12/22/2011 6:12:10 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat

BUENOS AIRES–Argentina's senate passed a controversial bill Thursday that gives the government control over newsprint, boosting the power of President Cristina Kirchner's administration in its battle against the opposition media.

The legislation gives the state control over Papel Prensa SA, the country's leading producer of paper used to produce newspapers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: argentina; colonialism; cristinakirchner; economy; freedom; freedomofspeech; globalism; kirchner; marxists; media; monroe; newsprint; papelprensa; paper; papermill; press; thief; thieves
Don't think for a moment this isn't Hussein's dream. Except he really has nothing except eager media fellators in this country. He'd like to destroy a few press outlets, for sure...but 99.5% of all "journalists" in America--from your local radio and tv fakes to the millionaire teleprompter readers in New York City are Hussein cultists.
1 posted on 12/22/2011 6:12:13 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

hello dictatorship


2 posted on 12/22/2011 6:15:01 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Bloggers will be next, I believe. Like “Ferfal” ‘Surviving in Argentina’

http://ferfal.blogspot.com/


3 posted on 12/22/2011 6:26:19 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Recovering_Democrat.
...boosting the power of President Cristina Kirchner's administration in its battle against the opposition media.

4 posted on 12/22/2011 6:26:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
This little brat Kirchner is headed for a serious beat-down if she continues following in Galtieri's footsteps. He ended getting tossed out of power and into prison after his ill-fated invasion of the Falklands and she seems to want to do that thing again as well.

Methinks this time around, Britain will say,"No more Mister Nice Guy!"

5 posted on 12/22/2011 6:33:29 PM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: FerFAL308

Ping


6 posted on 12/22/2011 6:34:18 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It would be difficult to tell if the Food Stamp President took over the news media as the media whores wouldn’t tell you and you wouldn’t be able to discern it from their bleating of the party line.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 6:46:07 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: donozark

I was thi nking the same thing.

I don’t think Britain will be willing to just repel an invasion if Argentina tries again. I can see them inflicting punishment on Argentinian Naval bases to dissuade them from trying again and to take the spirit out of the macho armchair gauchos pushing to send sailors to their death while sitting cozily in those bases.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 6:51:58 PM PST by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Bogey78O

What are the Brits going to use to “punish” the Argentines? Harsh words?

Last I read the Royal Navy is down to bare bones and their land forces aren’t in much better shape. Please correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t believe they even have an aircraft carrier any longer. It’d be a long flight from the UK to the Falklands...

Don’t expect any help from owebama either. He hates the Brits and the Argentine gubbmint is left-wing fascists - just like him.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 6:57:23 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
My aunt was born and raised in Argentina.....she came here (legally) when she was 21 and is a US citizen.

She is a conservative and she said Obama really scared the crap out of her because he reminded her of the Argentinian politicians.....

Her eldest decided to become a teacher and now is the president of her local union......yup a liberal.......her sister is a conservative so at least one of their offspring runs in the real world.....

10 posted on 12/22/2011 6:59:41 PM PST by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The Mexican Government did this for decades. Officially, there was no censorship. Unofficially, it was understood that the more a newspaper criticized the ruling PRI party, the more it would find that its orders for newsprint had been “misplaced.” Or “misfilled” with rolls of paper that wouldn’t fit its printing presses. Or filled with newsprint that was “damaged” in shipping.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 7:00:02 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: Pilsner

It’s similar to what the leftwing St. Louis Post Dispatch did to its rival the rightwing Globe Democrat... they shared the same printing house and the Post’s union guys would sabotage the presses so the rival paper’s colors were offset, etc.


12 posted on 12/22/2011 7:16:46 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 43north
Brits have nuclear subs. Carriers-for Harriers. Euro fighters land based on Falklands. New air strip there as well. Capable of landing large supply aircraft.

Their military may be stretched thin, but is extremely well-trained and after multiple tours in 'Stan/Iraq are more than capable of inflicting a death-blow to the untested, poorly trained Argentine Army.

Their subs have Tomahawks, could easily trash land based targets in Argentina proper. Doubtful Kirchner's government could survive hits like that...

13 posted on 12/22/2011 7:29:43 PM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: GeronL

Does this make her the first female dictator?


14 posted on 12/22/2011 7:40:55 PM PST by tbw2
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To: tbw2

good question


15 posted on 12/22/2011 7:41:39 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Pilsner

There is official censorship, they passed a Media Law not too long ago that gave government a lot of power. The Kirchners already turned the schools into indoctrination centers long ago.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 7:44:39 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Pilsner

There is official censorship, they passed a Media Law not too long ago that gave government a lot of power. The Kirchners already turned the schools into indoctrination centers long ago.


17 posted on 12/22/2011 7:46:13 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: donozark
Brits have nuclear subs. Carriers-for Harriers. Euro fighters land based on Falklands. New air strip there as well. Capable of landing large supply aircraft.

No more carriers. No more Harriers.

The Ark Royal has been retired. All of the Royal Navy's Harriers have been sold to the USMC.

18 posted on 12/22/2011 7:49:27 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01

Is not The Ocean considered a carrier?
And have the Harriers actually been transferred to USMC?


19 posted on 12/22/2011 7:57:30 PM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: Bogey78O
I think Kirchner is just blustering, like a Prairie Chicken in heat. Her people have no desire to see more pictures of their ships going down as did the Gen. Belgrano. This time around it could be much worse.

Simply because the Brits declared an island as a sanctuary for penguins is no reason to start a war. Yet this modern day "Evita" seems determined to.

20 posted on 12/22/2011 8:06:47 PM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: donozark

The Brits have retired the Harrier from service. The carrier Illustrious has been converted from STOL aircraft to helicopters. The Brits won’t have an airplane carrier until the two new “Queen Elizabeth” class “super” carriers are in service deploying the STOL version of the F-35 if they don’t go broke first.

They have 4 Eurofighter Typhoons presently stationed at RAF Mt. Pleasant, assorted helicopters, a tanker, and a C-130 Hercules.

I agree that the Brits are better trained than the Argentines. If things quickly got serious there is the distinct possibility that attrition would take a significant toll before reinforcements could arrive. It’s a LONG way from the UK to the Falklands.

It is questionable if the Brits could have prevailed in the first Falklands war without being expeditiously re-supplied with high-tech munitions by the USA during the time of Ronaldus Magnus and Lady Thatcher. There are no such leaders in either country at this time. Of course, the Argentines have no decent leadership either.


21 posted on 12/22/2011 8:10:35 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: donozark
Is not The Ocean considered a carrier? And have the Harriers actually been transferred to USMC?

HMS Ocean is classified as an amphibious assault ship (landing platform, helicopter).

The purchase of the Harriers for the Marines was reportedly finalized yesterday.

22 posted on 12/22/2011 8:15:03 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01

Ok. Thanks. Missed that.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 8:16:48 PM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: 43north

No doubt USA will assist Britain “as needed.” As we did during the recent Libyan crisis by supplying Tomahawks to them. Then again, Obi may be playing golf when Britain makes the call...


24 posted on 12/22/2011 8:21:11 PM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: donozark
Apparently, the current defense forces for the Falklands consists of four Typhoons, a destroyer and a 500-man detachment from the British Army. Plus, you can figure that there's probably one nuke submarine lurking in the area.

There are no carrier forces. Nor is there a long-range bomber force.

While it's more than was available to defend the islands in 1982, I wonder if it's enough to dissuade a politically arrogant and militarily stupid Argentina.

25 posted on 12/22/2011 8:40:19 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

He doesn’t have to. The newspapers in this country are by a vast majority socialist and shill for him.

He has problems with an opposition media on the Internet, which he is taking care of with SOPA and Net Neutrality.


26 posted on 12/22/2011 9:08:42 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 43north

They haven’t gotten rid of all the carriers yet. They still have the ability to protect the island and they could still launch non-invasion attacks on their coastal military infrastructure hard enough to overcome Argentinian defenses.

Trying to pick a fight is a bad more on Argentina’s part.


27 posted on 12/22/2011 9:44:46 PM PST by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: GeronL

“the country’s opposition media” That’s one thing we don’t have in this Country when the Democrats are in power. In fact, it’s quite an Activist Media these days.


28 posted on 12/23/2011 3:29:42 AM PST by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: donozark; 43north; archy

43North is correct on all counts, IMHO.


29 posted on 12/23/2011 4:45:31 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: okie01
I think the Brits would probably rely on USAF refueling them en route to Falklands, as they were rumored to have done during recent Libya bombing. However, distance involved much greater.Brits have an ability to inflict great pain and destruction upon Argentina via missiles, as they did in Libya. I just don't think Argentina could take repeated hits as Libya did.

However, the Argentine military/government seems to have a large supply of "loose screws." But one would hope the people themselves would prevent such attacks on the Falklands. Their leaders never even repatriated the dead soldiers from the last invasion. Even when Brits took great pains to ID their fallen and return them to Argentina. A disgraceful act on the part of the junta.

As you say, they are"...politically arrogant and militarily stupid." Perhaps they feel Britain bogged down in ME? Syria watch?

30 posted on 12/23/2011 4:50:40 AM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: 43north; Travis McGee
It is questionable if the Brits could have prevailed in the first Falklands war without being expeditiously re-supplied with high-tech munitions by the USA during the time of Ronaldus Magnus and Lady Thatcher. There are no such leaders in either country at this time. Of course, the Argentines have no decent leadership either.

The converse is also true: the Argentines likely would have prevailed, had not somewhere around two out of three of the aerialbombs carried by their Pucara and ex-US Skyhawk strike-attack aircraft not been defective.

The Argentines learned a lot about their military shortcomings from the Malvinas excercise. Including that of aircraft ordnance storage and stowage.

31 posted on 12/28/2011 1:27:04 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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Brits have nuclear subs.

Six Trafalgars, and one Astute class SSN submarine.

Some manned with full crews. Some not.

HMS Astute: world's most advanced nuclear submarine runs aground

Crewmates shot on UK nuke submarine

Nuclear submarine should be sent to Falklands to show British anger at boat ban decision

32 posted on 12/28/2011 1:37:58 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: donozark; Travis McGee
Brits have nuclear subs.

Six Trafalgars, and one Astute class SSN submarine.

Some manned with full crews. Some not.

HMS Astute: world's most advanced nuclear submarine runs aground

Crewmates shot on UK nuke submarine

Nuclear submarine should be sent to Falklands to show British anger at boat ban decision

33 posted on 12/28/2011 1:38:11 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: okie01
Plus, you can figure that there's probably one nuke submarine lurking in the area.

Nope. Unless Astute ran aground again....

34 posted on 12/28/2011 1:41:07 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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