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'Britain is colonialist,.. and archaic': Sean Penn blasts UK for refusing to hand over Falklands
UK Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2012 | Daniel Bates

Posted on 02/14/2012 6:35:27 AM PST by C19fan

Sean Penn has branded Britain 'colonialist' for its refusal to hand over the Falkland Islands to Argentina. The notoriously left-wing actor said that the UK was being 'ludicrous and archaic’ by believing it could hold on to what he called ‘the Malvinas Islands of Argentina’. Penn, who has no personal connection with the islands at all, added that diplomacy was needed to resolve the issue but that he was firmly on the side of the Argentinians. His comments will incense Britons, Falkland Islanders and the families of those who died in the war in the South Atlantic almost 30 years ago.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: falklands
Sean Penn off his meds again.
1 posted on 02/14/2012 6:35:29 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

‘Archiac’ pretty well describes Penn’s career.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 6:36:14 AM PST by skeeter
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To: C19fan

Behold...Spicoli speaks!!!


3 posted on 02/14/2012 6:37:11 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: skeeter

Mr Sean Penn,

THEY DON’T HAVE TO HAND ANYTHING OVER JUST CAUSE YOU SAY SO.


4 posted on 02/14/2012 6:37:26 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: C19fan

What’s really ironic in all this is that the actual population of the Falklands is Anglo and doesn’t *want* to be “handed over” to Argentina. Handing them over to Argentina would actually be an act of Argentine imperialism.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 6:40:36 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: C19fan

Less than 1% of Falklands residents are Argentinian.

Sean Penn is a blithering fool.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 6:44:51 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Leftwingers don’t care what 99% of the Falkland want. Its what foreign leftists want that matters.

lol.


7 posted on 02/14/2012 6:46:56 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Facts never enter into the Leftist’s thought process. Simple inflamed emotion powers their brains.


8 posted on 02/14/2012 6:47:41 AM PST by skeeter
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To: C19fan

Of course Sean would be on the side of a country that openly harbored Nazi war criminals.


9 posted on 02/14/2012 6:49:23 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: C19fan

I think it would be a measure of good faith if Sean Penn first hands all of his property in the US back to Native Americans. If he does that, then maybe Britain should consider giving the Falklands to the Argentinians.


10 posted on 02/14/2012 6:54:07 AM PST by Marko413
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Please don’t confuse his little brain with facts.


11 posted on 02/14/2012 6:54:14 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: C19fan

Perhaps Argentina would take Sean Penn instead. No? It might be worth tossing in an island or two to seal the deal.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 6:59:02 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: C19fan

Idiot - only war unravels history.

Civilization has always been the advance of superior tribal warriors over the inferior.

So Sean would like to see the US revert back to Native American tribal governance??

Good luck with that, Tonto!


13 posted on 02/14/2012 6:59:12 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: C19fan

Gosh....I can barely wait to hear what he thinks about everything. I base all my decisions on what Sean Penn thinks. Sean! Tell us your thoughts on plumbing! You must know a lot about it because your head is filled with sh-t!


14 posted on 02/14/2012 7:02:49 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: C19fan

Idiot - only war unravels history.

Civilization has always been the advance of superior tribal warriors over the inferior.

So Sean would like to see the US revert back to Native American tribal governance??

Good luck with that, Tonto!


15 posted on 02/14/2012 7:05:54 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: C19fan

aw, geez...not this s**t again...didn’t the Argentinians learn anything the first time around?


16 posted on 02/14/2012 7:06:56 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan

When it comes to Sean Penn, I watch a Maria Conchita Alonso movie in his honor......

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/mh-maria-conchita-alonso-sean-penn-122111,0,7924201.story


17 posted on 02/14/2012 7:07:42 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: dfwgator

Just like Dad.


18 posted on 02/14/2012 7:08:12 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: C19fan

I would say to Penn ‘Shut up and act’ but I don’t like his acting either.


19 posted on 02/14/2012 7:13:59 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Hey, sean, you poltroon! I think it is only “fair” if you give me all your property, you colonial twit.


20 posted on 02/14/2012 7:29:13 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: C19fan

It always amazes me that anybody cares or bothers to report on what a bunch of lame brained Hollywood actors think.


21 posted on 02/14/2012 7:31:06 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: C19fan
Posted on FR today:

"Yaws: New Treatment Found for Tropical Disease That Was Once Countered With Penicillin"
NY Times
DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
Posted by neverdem

"Yaws, a disease that penicillin nearly eradicated 40 years ago..."

"In the 1950s, huge campaigns relying on penicillin injections were run by the colonial powers, and the incidence of the disease was driven down by 95 percent."

"A study of 250 children...published...in The Lancet, showed that...azithromycin...was just as good as...penicillin...at curing yaws."

"Lancet editorial:" "'could facilitate the elimination of this ancient scourge.'”

For the incognoscenti: The Lancet is a British medical journal.

The HORRORS of British colonialism!

22 posted on 02/14/2012 7:38:21 AM PST by Savage Beast (Only a powerful intellect and internal moral compass can resist the incessant barrage of propaganda.)
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To: C19fan
Sean is shooting off his commie yap again because the flick business is slow and he has to stay in the public eye somehow.

These days, the industry is only making films for sci-fi adolescent males between the ages of 15 and 33 which leaves Penn out as his movies attract the 4-10 year-old set.

Leni

23 posted on 02/14/2012 7:40:19 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: C19fan

Come and take them.


24 posted on 02/14/2012 7:56:10 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: C19fan

Solution: Deport Sean Penn to Argentina and keep him there.


25 posted on 02/14/2012 8:01:45 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I got an idea........ fubo is getting ready to print another boatload of cash, why not use some of it to BUY the falklands and the south georgian islands? would make a pretty cool military and naval base....


26 posted on 02/14/2012 9:09:07 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

I remember 30 years ago, when I starting talking to a young radical who was handing out copies of the Daily Worker at some rally across the street from my college. The headline was blaring about British imperialism in the Falklands, but when I pointed out that the entire population of the islands was British, that Argentinians never settled there, and that the entire invasion by the Argentinians was the effort of a military junta with an atrocious human rights record to divert attention from their domestic failings, the poor guy was left stammering.


27 posted on 02/14/2012 9:22:37 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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