Tuesday, May 13, 2008


1.the act of retracting or the state of being retracted.
2.withdrawal of a promise, statement, opinion, etc.: His retraction of the libel came too late.
3.retractile power. Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

A While back I had created a couple of posts that were very critical of the current Argentine administration´s handling of the current farm crisis. These posts made some people within my extended family very nervous.

This country has gone through some very dark times and the ghosts of those times are still around.

My own naivety has come to light on this one. I forgot temporarily that this isn´t Kansas anymore.

Out of respect for my family, the people that I represent, and my company, I decided to retract those posts. My apologies for those of you who read them and who even linked to them.

Now back to normal programing.


Anonymous said...

That means that even if the blog is in english, hosted on an american server, you not dare to express what you really think ... ?

Please explain!

Anonymous said...

Nah, don't explain, Frank. Just delete this post, too, along with the comments and it'll be like nothing ever happened. Really. That's what I'd do.

It's never too late to get a clue.

Anonymous said...

El gobierno y perdón por el eufemismo ya mandó a imprimir afiches que dicen: "Clarín y Frank mienten"

Fuera de broma hoy y aquí hay más libertad de prensa que en Kansas.

Un abrazo y dulces éxitos!!!


Unknown said...

Hi Argonaut, Barbara and Juan,

I know that it would be very easy to get out of my post that I was making a statement about freedom of press.

I think it is refreshing to see so many reporters going against the current Argentine administration. I wish the US reporters would have done that back when the WMD baloney was flying around.

I am part of a family now that remembers vividly what it was like to live under the military regime. These people have lived here there whole lives, and well, you only have to look at Argentina´s history to see that anything can happen at anytime.

It is out of respect for them that I do this.

I would rather discuss these particular topics with my friends and acquaintances over a beer or a coffee.

I hope you guys can understand (I know you already do Barbara)

Unknown said...


Gracias por el humor. Mi hiciste reir en voz alta en la oficina.

Anonymous said...

...nah...I'm afraid it's too late Frankie, the SIDE has your original posts on file, and they know where you live....

...just kidding.