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by bert.douglas
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 1099
Views: 93311

Re: The Trump Administration

From discussions, I don't think the CNN story is an accurate characterization of the ruling, which was narrowly drawn and does not touch on the constitutional question. A judge may write pages and pages on how the constitution supports his decision. Then when you read the final paragraph, which cont...
by bert.douglas
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 1099
Views: 93311

Re: The Trump Administration

There is no way that there are 67 votes in the senate to impeach, even after the election. And talk about impeachment just strengthens support for Trump among his supporters. Trump is trolling the press to distract attention. It is like poking an anthill with a stick. Every second of airtime is comp...
by bert.douglas
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Can you afford to live in Chile????
Replies: 157
Views: 35968

Re: Can you afford to live in Chile????

The map overlay is nice.
It would be much better if you turn it upside down and align by latitude.
This way you can compare climates directly to a more familiar region.
Best to use the same map projection (mercator most likely) for both maps.
by bert.douglas
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: The trade wars, they have begun
Replies: 232
Views: 7274

Re: The trade wars, they have begun

Russia has sold 82 of 100 billion in US treasury bonds in the last two months. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-17/russia-liquidates-its-us-treasury-holdings Likewise Russia has recently reduced their external debt. https://tradingeconomics.com/russia/external-debt On June 1 when sanctions on ...
by bert.douglas
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electricity costs out in the country
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Electricity costs out in the country

Helpful article. https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-03-31/when-will-rooftop-solar-be-cheaper-than-the-grid You are at the same latitude as Orick California. About the same annual rainfall. Same average daily temperature. But you have more rainy days. So going by that article, your LCOE (level...
by bert.douglas
Thu May 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 80
Views: 4956

Re: North Korea

This kind of behavior is standard for Trump. It comes straight out of "The art of the deal". Be unpredictable. Change your mind. Walk away. Say contradictory things. Keep the other side guessing. So far he is still doing as good as all the previous presidents who dealt with North Korea. They either ...
by bert.douglas
Tue May 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New Guy From Florida
Replies: 23
Views: 1060

Re: New Guy From Florida

Oy aint that something? I bought some 1x2' and 1x'3's at sodimac for a small hobby project (not housing, just an openair computer case) and I was shocked when I got home to find they didn't actually measure our to either the 2 or 3 dimension...I chalked it up to huh they must be using some CM measu...
by bert.douglas
Tue May 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 226
Views: 7478

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Britkid wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:10 am
... I would not consider ethical factors when buying garlic ...
I don't trust any food from china. I have read too many stories of unsafe additives and practices.
by bert.douglas
Mon May 07, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 226
Views: 7478

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

... There are more moving parts here, but the upshot is that there is beginning to be hard evidence that Trump is blackmailable by the Kremlin. ... Huh? All the recent negative actions of Trump towards Russia would seem to render this theory dead. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/us/politics/trum...
by bert.douglas
Mon May 07, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 226
Views: 7478

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Yea the trump trade war will be the final nail in the coffine of the u.s. economic dominance, and everything else it dominates depends on that economic power. You are right about the long term gradual decline in us economic dominance. This is not a bad thing. But I don't think that talk of "coffins...
by bert.douglas
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Zero Waste in Chile
Replies: 30
Views: 1902

Re: Zero Waste in Chile

In 1000 years people will be mining the landfills.