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by Britkid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Opening A Bank Account
Replies: 157
Views: 36641

Re: Opening A Bank Account

When I opened the account at Banco de Chile, they tried to get me to add a paid monthly insurance against cybersecurity issues and so on, which I declined, even though she pushed it quite hard (presumably on commission). Is not having this security something I should be worried about? I'm assuming i...
by Britkid
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 12329

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I think the issue here is that what mem says is socialism is actually correct according to some, perhaps many, definitions of it. But in practice "socialists" like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn, even if they call themselves such (or more commonly accept the labelling others try to give them) are ...
by Britkid
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 12329

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I get the feeling that el que baila pasa has been on the way down for a while. The country does have some ability to reflect on these things and show some sanity.
by Britkid
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 12329

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

so how much will the country save by cutting out the extra wankers in congress? over 5 billion dollars. I like the idea of making Congress literally pay out of their own pocket for the "social reform". here is the proposals to trim congress down to size, and will probably go along way to getting th...
by Britkid
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 12329

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

From abroad it seems like a lot of the disturbances are finally calming down a bit. Is that true? Are normal citizens exhausted by it all now? In the last two weeks, the disturbances have been lower than before. It seems to me that there are less protests blocking roads, less very large protests, l...
by Britkid
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Isapre Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 2220

Re: Isapre Prices

My understanding is that you're forced to stay until the last day of the next month because Isapre coverage usually begins 2 months after you sign for a new plan. In my case, I've switched from Cruz Blanca to Consalud on November. I've paid Cruz Blanca for both November and December, and Consalud w...
by Britkid
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Isapre Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 2220

Re: Isapre Prices

And then the other thing....can I get an ISAPRE or medical insurance that doesn't cover small costs. I don't want to have to walk past the farmacia that doesn't work with my ISAPRE to walk 5 minutes more to queue up at the other one to have to explain which ISAPRE I have so they can give me a 2,000 ...
by Britkid
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Isapre Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 2220

Re: Isapre Prices

Fair points (in last post above from October 28th). However I decided to get rid of Colmena anyway. Too many price rises with weak or no explanations. When I cancelled on the 3rd December, they said they have to charge me again at the end of December which is for January and say I have to pay 2 mont...
by Britkid
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Economic Impact of the Social Crisis
Replies: 187
Views: 6533

Re: The Economic Impact of the Social Crisis

100k to poor families. Peor is nada. As long as this is a stop gap measure rather than a means to an end, then fair enough.
by Britkid
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 12329

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I think the encuestas, despite their modest sample sizes, are probably fairly reliable because actually mostly they seem to agree with each other after being repeated a week or several weeks later or being compared with another company. I'm not sure anyone who says they disagree with each other will...
by Britkid
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 12329

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

so, another rather contradictory poll, but seems 72% of chileans support a hard crackdown (mano duro) by the police on anyone that engages in violence in a protest, while like 67% still support the protests going on. https://www.emol.com/noticias/Nacional/2019/12/02/969009/Cadem-militares-infraestr...
by Britkid
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Economic Impact of the Social Crisis
Replies: 187
Views: 6533

Re: The Economic Impact of the Social Crisis

Highlighting this bit from the article: There’s also evidence that taxes have room to go up. Chile collected 20% of GDP in tax revenue in 2017 versus an average 34% for countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD. Only Mexico collects less, at 16%. France collec...