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by bert.douglas
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 116
Views: 3162

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Yesterday our foam insulation guy did not show up and we can’t find a replacement for him yet. Will have to wait till Monday, hopefully he will be here. While we wait we are finishing up the entry into subdivision. Please explain this picture. Can't figure it out. What comes next? I will spray clos...
by bert.douglas
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 116
Views: 3162

Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

KDnR wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:49 am
Yesterday our foam insulation guy did not show up and we can’t find a replacement for him yet. Will have to wait till Monday, hopefully he will be here. While we wait we are finishing up the entry into subdivision.
Please explain this picture. Can't figure it out. What comes next?
by bert.douglas
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: War with Iran just started
Replies: 53
Views: 1297

Re: War with Iran just started

I can buy the Iranian incompetence narrative, but if it comes to be confirmed that legit nuclear scientists really were on board...then the much darker more sinister geopolitical narrative becomes much more likely Well that depends on how many foreign nuclear scientists are working in Iran and how ...
by bert.douglas
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: War with Iran just started
Replies: 53
Views: 1297

Re: War with Iran just started

This brings back memories of the Vincennes incident back in 1988. A US Navy ship eager to show off their new Aegis system, confused an Airbus in normal climb, with a descending F14. Fearing attack, they shot down the Iranian airliner.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655
by bert.douglas
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: War with Iran just started
Replies: 53
Views: 1297

Re: War with Iran just started

It has NOT been confirmed that the boeing 737 was brought down by missiles. The indications are that there was an engine failure event at a critical time during takeoff which the pilot was not able to overcome. The black box has been recovered and the final verdict will be announced after review. I...
by bert.douglas
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: War with Iran just started
Replies: 53
Views: 1297

Re: War with Iran just started

Most of media is strongly anti Trump. Which is ok. If they stick to facts. But they don't. There is lot of exaggeration and misperception. Confirmation bias. Everything is massaged to fit in the prevailing anti-trump narrative. Stories that reflect well on Trump are ignored. Beware that the media in...
by bert.douglas
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way
Replies: 116
Views: 3162

Re: Building house in Chile "gringo" way

... I somehow over ordered bags of cement for the bond beam across the top, plus vertical filled columns. I was trying to figure out what to do with the extra cement. stumbled across the mix formula the u.s. military uses for nuclear silos. rather than the typical 1-2-3 mix normally used (pretty mu...
by bert.douglas
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 18402

Re: General, Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

But I also think it's sad that some people have two yachts and others are dying because they hesitated too long to go to the doctor because they knew there would be a cost. Hmm. I think this is known as illusory correlation . But I could be biased. People with yachts are spending a lot of money. Th...
by bert.douglas
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Let us write a constitution for Chile.
Replies: 63
Views: 2871

Re: Let us write a constitution for Chile.

More topics to consider: Central Bank. Should there even be a central bank? Should there be any limit to its powers? Taxes. Should there be a maximum limit on the amount and type of taxes? Should there be an income tax, or only a VAT? How high can real estate taxes go? Legislative privileges. Should...
by bert.douglas
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Let us write a constitution for Chile.
Replies: 63
Views: 2871

Re: Let us write a constitution for Chile.

On ballot initiatives -- Last week there was an election in California and there were numerous initiatives on the ballot. A whole bunch of initiatives were approved that caused more money to be spent. The initiatives for broad and significant tax increases were rejected. There were a few local tax i...
by bert.douglas
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Let us write a constitution for Chile.
Replies: 63
Views: 2871

Re: Let us write a constitution for Chile.

Is this related to the Chilean constitution or are these comments for any generic country? These comments are drawn from my observations of events outside of Chile. I think that they are generally applicable to most if not all countries. More by accident than design, corporations are treated as peo...