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Re: Fires

Postby dmwbmw2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:55 pm

Think the letter may all be here....


https://secure.marketwatch.com/story/ch ... 2017-02-12

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Re: Fires

Postby admin » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:04 pm

it was from the embassador of Chile in Washington:

Regarding Mary Anastasia O’Grady’s “ Fire and Terrorism in Chile ” (Americas, Feb. 6): Chile is beginning to overcome the tragedy of a fire which covered an area of hundreds of thousands of acres as a result of global warming that has led to an increase in temperature and a notorious decrease in rainfall in Chile.

The suffering of the affected population, the loss of human life and the destruction of forest, land, agriculture and animals have profoundly moved our country.The international community has provided generous aid, for which we express gratitude and enthusiasm, and has permitted us to gradually control the fire. The aid provided by the United States, both public and private, must be highlighted—including a supertanker plane, technical experts and financial aid reaching almost $1 million.

Ms. O’Grady makes a flaming caricature of this tragic episode, encouraging a conspiratorial rumor that has circulated on Chilean social networks during the last few weeks. It is a perfect example of post-truth politics: There is not a single police report that links acts of violence in the Mapuche territory to the fires, nor are there any linking South American guerrillas to Mapuche. Furthermore, the fires occurred in regions where there are no Mapuche. There are investigations under way regarding arsonist acts, but none of these are related to Mapuche activism.

Violence in the Mapuche territories is a matter too serious to be transformed into conspiracies of the far left. It expresses a dilemma totally unrelated to this summer’s fires: that of a country striving to build a beneficial coexistence with its indigenous peoples. The insult that Ms. O’Grady directed to President Michelle Bachelet by saying that she puts her political interests above the tragedy of the wildfires is gratuitous and unworthy.

Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés

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Washington
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Re: Fires

Postby admin » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:54 am

Here is a fairly comprehensive review of the political impact of the fires, and how it might determine the next president.
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/arti ... -president

I am not so sure about that. Chileans have a pretty short memory. Thus, how Bachelet got elected again, after such crappy first administration.
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Re: Fires

Postby Space Cat » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:56 am

admin wrote:Here is a fairly comprehensive review of the political impact of the fires, and how it might determine the next president.
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/arti ... -president

I am not so sure about that. Chileans have a pretty short memory. Thus, how Bachelet got elected again, after such crappy first administration.

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Re: Fires

Postby Andres » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:18 pm

admin wrote:Yea, understand the portability issue, we were trying to strike a balance between volume of water to transporting plastic ratio. All those little round bottles of water, by the time you fill a square truck, end up providing like 10% of the truck volume is really water.

After getting rid of a lot of stuff in the new house I moved to, I got access to the four 'slabs' of backup water I have in 600ml bottles.
It is a total of 96 bottles, 600ml each = 57.6 litres.
The volume it takes up is 87 x 26 x 43 cm = 0.973 cubic meters = 97.3 litres

The ratio is approximately 59.2 percent. So, one is losing approximately forty percent of the volume by using bottles.

But, most bulk water transport tanks are cylindrical, not rectangular. And part of the volume is used for mounting (feet) for the cylinder.
So, you do not have 100% space utilization, even when using bulk water carriers.
So, (depending upon cylinder and mounting design) one is losing perhaps a fifth to a third of the water volume in order to facilitate logistics/distribution to front-line consumers by using 600ml bottles instead of bulk water distribution of drinking water.
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Re: Fires

Postby admin » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:48 am

Space Cat wrote:
admin wrote:Here is a fairly comprehensive review of the political impact of the fires, and how it might determine the next president.
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/arti ... -president

I am not so sure about that. Chileans have a pretty short memory. Thus, how Bachelet got elected again, after such crappy first administration.

Paywall, but opens from Google referral link if you search for the link or cache:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... en&ct=clnk


strange, I don't get the pay wall on that site.
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Re: Fires

Postby eeuunikkeiexpat » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:47 pm

Saw the Ilyushin flying in the San Antonio area the other day.
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