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by bert.douglas
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Let us write a constitution for Chile.
Replies: 45
Views: 724

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: Legal Issues
Topic: Let us write a constitution for Chile.
Replies: 45
Views: 724

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: Legal Issues
Topic: Let us write a constitution for Chile.
Replies: 45
Views: 724

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...
by bert.douglas
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Let us write a constitution for Chile.
Replies: 45
Views: 724

Re: Let us write a constitution for Chile.

I think that a lot of the problems that we have can be traced to the legal framework surrounding corporations. I am not sure what should be changed. But I can list some of the obvious problems. Washington Mutual. Defaulting subprime mortgages. Tokyo Electric Power Company. Fukushima. Boeing. 737 Max...
by bert.douglas
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2514
Views: 31630

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

... Theresa May and Aznar have recently resigned for a lot lot less. You are comparing apples and oranges. May and Aznar were both Prime Ministers. It is common for prime ministers to resign. Prime ministers are creatures of parliament, and are not directly elected by the people. In a parliamentary...
by bert.douglas
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 195
Views: 9882

Re: Climate changing in Chile

It is nice to see such civilized discussion.
by bert.douglas
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 266
Views: 12408

Re: electric vehicles in chile

I think the article is valid and useful - people need to know how EVs burn (fast and furious) and reignite hours after the initial flames have been put out. That it happened to be a Tesla only serves to attract more attention to this reality. Electric cars are getting unfair bad publicity regarding...
by bert.douglas
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 266
Views: 12408

Re: electric vehicles in chile

lost gringo wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:30 pm
Almost everything and everybody in the msm has an agenda these days. :(
Poor Walter Cronkite is rolling in his grave.
Walter Cronkite had an agenda. Get out of the Vietnam War. The reporting on the Tet Offensive was particularly slanted.
by bert.douglas
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 266
Views: 12408

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Hydrogen powered planes. This California company claims its prototype is the world’s largest zero-emission aircraft flying without any fossil fuel support....... interesting. https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/14/20804257/zeroavia-hydrogen-airplane-electric-flight a short youtube video of another hydr...
by bert.douglas
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 195
Views: 9882

Re: Climate changing in Chile

I didn't realize you were an outright denier. (Or maybe I did, then forgot.) I won't debate (much) with people who are outright deniers of climate science any more although I may from time to time correct clearly false factual information but not interested in getting into long debates. The facts a...
by bert.douglas
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 195
Views: 9882

Re: Climate changing in Chile

...Combine that with underqualified local politicians and burrocrassy and a complete inability to plan and a Santiago centric govt its no surprise many regional towns and cities around Chile are clogged and under pressure with all their infrastructure. Plus some trickle down too. Here is a crass bu...
by bert.douglas
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: problem with Banco Estado's online banking
Replies: 33
Views: 1532

Re: problem with Banco Estado's online banking

thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:54 am
I got my cell phone working, and entered it into my account. But I'm still getting the same error:( So I'm not sure what to try next, except calling the help line again.
Find somebody for whom it works. Then compare every detail to see what is different.