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by bert.douglas
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 200
Views: 6041

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: 158
Views: 4559

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: 158
Views: 4559

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: 768

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.
by bert.douglas
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: problem with Banco Estado's online banking
Replies: 33
Views: 768

Re: problem with Banco Estado's online banking

thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:24 am
Banco Estado emailed, telling me to clear my browser history. I already tried that, but at least they answered my email.
I suggest to clear cookies also.
Bad cookies can cause no end of weird problems.

I wouldn't clear all cookies, just the ones for the bank.
by bert.douglas
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Help... Want to immigrate from south africa
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Help... Want to immigrate from south africa

English seems not to be her first language.
I am thinking that "siblings of husband and wife" is mistake.
by bert.douglas
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Buying Gold/Silver Coins
Replies: 39
Views: 1292

Re: Buying Gold/Silver Coins

Metals are a hedge against inflation, bank failure, negative interest rates, etc. Prices of precious metals are long term stable, making them an excellent store of value. Standard theory out of the book. Hedge against inflation ? .. untrue; look at prices over the last few years. Stable ? .... see ...
by bert.douglas
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Buying Gold/Silver Coins
Replies: 39
Views: 1292

Re: Buying Gold/Silver Coins

Metals are a hedge against inflation, bank failure, negative interest rates, etc. Prices of precious metals are long term stable, making them an excellent store of value. Bonds still make money during the periods of negative interest rates because of the "capital appreciation": https://portfoliocha...
by bert.douglas
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Buying Gold/Silver Coins
Replies: 39
Views: 1292

Re: Buying Gold/Silver Coins

Metals are a hedge against inflation, bank failure, negative interest rates, etc. Prices of precious metals are long term stable, making them an excellent store of value.
by bert.douglas
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 158
Views: 4559

Re: Climate changing in Chile

there was a common saying in MN when i was growing up about corn, "knee high by the fourth of July". which seemed to be pretty true all the years i was in the north central midwest. think it pretty much ment the corn had say 6-8 weeks of growth or more by july 4th, or at least everything was going ...
by bert.douglas
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: What comes next? Chile peso, and economy 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2284

Re: What comes next? Chile peso, and economy 2019

Regarding tariffs -- I lean towards the Austrian school of economics. Free trade is good for everybody involved. Tariffs are bad. On the other hand, complex interlinked global supply chains are inherently fragile. If every factory depends on numerous parts from other countries, then an interruption ...