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by bert.douglas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 290
Views: 19042

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

... I have a feeling VZ will always beat US shale in a high price environment, especially given its geographical proximity and the US infrastructure that's already in place and that's geared specifically to deal with VZ oil. Hence the need to take over VZ through either the assassination of its dem...
by bert.douglas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 290
Views: 19042

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Wiki says VZ oil is actually sour, not sweet. Most of it used to be sold to the US which has refineries specifically designed to deal with sour VZ oil and unable to accept sweet oil without major redesign. This is why the US can´t let VZ go - not only it is the closest major oil reserve geographica...
by bert.douglas
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 290
Views: 19042

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

... Venezuelas Petro crypto is now live, and they are pitching it to OPEC next week I think. I looked into it and there are 6 crypto exchanges in VZ that are buying/selling it. The only way to get Petro is to buy it with bitcoin, ethereum, or litecoin and a few fiats. I actually hope OPEC will play...
by bert.douglas
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 1099
Views: 99313

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: 99313

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: 40846

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: 236
Views: 13446

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: 762

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: 5683

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: 1277

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: 290
Views: 19042

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Britkid wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:10 am
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