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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: 110
Views: 2842

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: 410

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: 4175

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: 911

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: 215
Views: 6105

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: 215
Views: 6105

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: 215
Views: 6105

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: 1733

Re: Zero Waste in Chile

In 1000 years people will be mining the landfills.
by bert.douglas
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: mud slide patagonia between chaiten and futa, destroys santa lucia
Replies: 31
Views: 1640

Re: mud slide patagonia between chaiten and futa, destroys santa lucia

Could this have been caused by over-logging of hillsides upstream from the town?
by bert.douglas
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 1082
Views: 88365

Re: The Trump Administration

Whether Alabama supports or not Trump is only part of the issue. Alabama supported a 'child molester', as Moore was called in some articles. ... Most, if not all, of those last minute (but 40 year old) staged accusations have been thoroughly debunked. I note that not one of the accusers has sworn o...
by bert.douglas
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 1082
Views: 88365

Re: The Trump Administration

Hmmmm....a Democrat just won a Senate seat in a state that Pumpkinhead won by 30 points just about a year ago.....perhaps a hint of what lies ahead in the 2018 mid/term elections? One can only hope..... Being in Alabama, the situation is more complicated... There was a good republican candidate, Mo...
by bert.douglas
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 80
Views: 4175

Re: North Korea

... For a third world s#it hole with zero resources and trade embargoes up the wazoo, they sure have ramped up fast. They completed the Manhatten project AND, now out of the blue have missiles with the capability of hitting any target on the globe. Wasn't it just like 6 months ago where they were a...