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by bert.douglas
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 167
Views: 14259

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

I think the US education scandal highlights the fact that there's a lot of dirt that can be dug up and used against the 'elites' in order to make them 'toe the party line' or at least not to sabotage Trump's re-election. We all know this would have never come out under the Clintons :) I agree. This...
by bert.douglas
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: HELP!!! identify this snake
Replies: 22
Views: 289

Re: HELP!!! identify this snake

Thanks for opportunity to learn something. You natives no doubt already know this and more. According to what I read, there are only two snakes in Chile. The long tailed and the short tailed. The long tailed is not found south of Valdivia. The short tailed is found as far south as Chiloe. It eats am...
by bert.douglas
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: HELP!!! identify this snake
Replies: 22
Views: 289

Re: HELP!!! identify this snake

Pretty.
by bert.douglas
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Venezuela crisis
Replies: 256
Views: 5795

Re: Venezuela crisis

this is a worthy read about life without power in Venezuela: https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2019/03/10/they-turned-off-the-lights-and-walked-out/ 4th day with no power, that's what happens when you loose all your technicians, electricians, etc and don't do any maintenance for so many years I gue...
by bert.douglas
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Venezuela crisis
Replies: 256
Views: 5795

Re: Venezuela crisis

Brazil oil exports went up by about 500 thousand barrels per day in 2018 - about the same amount as the drop in Venezuelan oil exports over the period. Venezuelan oil is being sold as Brazilian, at a huge discount, making a lot of money for a lot of people. This seems unlikely to me. Maybe you coul...
by bert.douglas
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Porotos, and their photos...
Replies: 23
Views: 387

Re: Porotos, and their photos...

Part of the issue is probably quality control.
In the US there are machines that sort out all the funny looking produce. Only the perfect stuff makes it to the store.

The weird looking peanuts probably get turned into peanut butter.
by bert.douglas
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 118
Views: 2728

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Well, they tried to get the guy out of the car, but there were no door handles, coz it's a Tesla. It doesn't just make you into a tree-hugger, it makes you into a tree-hugging shish-ke-bob. Come on. You are stretching to find something to complain about with the Tesla. The statistics on deaths per ...
by bert.douglas
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 118
Views: 2728

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Tesla hits a tree and burns the driver alive, then reignites again while sitting at a tow yard. All you need to know about a huge, quickly burning battery in a high-speed vehicle. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-24/tesla-slams-tree-florida-bursting-flames-and-killing-driver Every day 1000 ga...
by bert.douglas
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Venezuela crisis
Replies: 256
Views: 5795

Re: Venezuela crisis

US ban and freezing of Venezuela's oil money is hurting Maduro big time. He is selling all his Gold to the UAE to the tune of more than 15 tons! The US sanctions are ineffective, and purely theater. The only reason Venezuela is in bad shape is the stupid and corrupt actions of its own government. U...
by bert.douglas
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Super Blood Wolf Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 20/21st
Replies: 45
Views: 720

Re: Super Blood Wolf Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 20/21st

The USA is in transition from a republic to an empire. This is much like what happened in Rome about 2000 years ago. The power of the intelligence apparatus and military industrial complex (deep state) is becoming dominant. Elected officials are almost irrelevant. Recent presidents have been puppets...
by bert.douglas
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Travel to the u.s. gets safer, TSA calls in sick over shutdown
Replies: 43
Views: 1749

Re: Travel to the u.s. gets safer, TSA calls in sick over shutdown

Trump controls the government aircraft.
He just cancelled a scheduled trip by Pelosi.
https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inli ... k=811Y4cQO

Pelosi previously cancelled Trumps "state of the union" address. A big publicity event for Trump.
by bert.douglas
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Travel to the u.s. gets safer, TSA calls in sick over shutdown
Replies: 43
Views: 1749

Re: Travel to the u.s. gets safer, TSA calls in sick over shutdown

I think that Trump might really use this opportunity to get rid of half the federal workforce. He is a disruptor. And that is what the people who elected him want. Real disruption. No more status quo. Get your popcorn ready. This is going to be good. As for wrongful termination lawsuits, not a worry...