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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: 38
Views: 1336

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: 38
Views: 1336

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...
by bert.douglas
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Travel to the u.s. gets safer, TSA calls in sick over shutdown
Replies: 38
Views: 1336

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

Trump will have a bunch of whitehouse lawyers involved to make sure he doesn't break any laws. However, impeachment is fundamentally political, not legal. If you can get the votes, you can impeach. You don't have to cite any law or any fact. By now Trump has gathered enough dirt on Senators, so that...
by bert.douglas
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 83
Views: 1660

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Bitcoin is an experiment that is still under development. The hash-rate is way down recently. This means that a lot less energy is being wasted. Many of those chinese bitcoin miners have gone broke and are no longer operating. Also the transaction fees are back down to negligible amounts. Technical ...
by bert.douglas
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 83
Views: 1660

Re: electric vehicles in chile

It is arrogant to think that we can "save the planet".
George Carlin said it best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W33HRc1A6c
The good stuff starts at about 1:30 into the video.
by bert.douglas
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 24860

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

I think you're talking about the Russian aircraft killer 'Kinzhal' or Dagger which zeros in at a speed of 10 Mach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kh-47M2_Kinzhal China has several classes of missiles specifically designed to kill ships. One that has been around for years is an ordinary intermediate r...
by bert.douglas
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 24860

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

i always take "wonder weapons" with a grain of salt. historicaly they rarely win a war, even if they work as advertised. typicaly the failure is in production and deployment volume. ... "super weapons", tend to be most effective in the gap between the possesers figuring out how to use them effectiv...
by bert.douglas
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 83
Views: 1660

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Some good points admin. On the reliability/parts question, keep in mind that, as the Forbes article I posted says: "electric motors only have one moving part while engines in traditional automobiles contain dozens. Items that do not need to be replaced in electric vehicles include oil, fan belts, a...
by bert.douglas
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 83
Views: 1660

Re: electric vehicles in chile

I don't agree that the pollution impact of electric cars is minimal as you say. It is not true that "most" electricity is made from coal. I suspect pollution from electric cars is less, because diesel and petrol are purely dirty fuels, whereas a portion of the electricity at least is from cleaner f...
by bert.douglas
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 83
Views: 1660

Re: electric vehicles in chile

You guys are tangling the concepts of energy source and energy carrier. There is no reason that carbon neutral cars cannot be powered by a regular liquid fuel. Like liquid or compressed natural gas. LNG. CNG. Methane. Industrial facilities can make the methane from carbon dioxide using the Sabatier ...
by bert.douglas
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 24860

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Here's a perfect example from yesterday: " 'Hi-tech robot' at Russia forum turns out to be man in suit ". No amount of fan fiction about the Russian tech and weapons will make them a serious threat. It's all state-sponsored bluff. The same guy in the same suit has been performing at that Yaroslav e...
by bert.douglas
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 1104
Views: 101216

Re: The Trump Administration

First thing you have to realize with the Trump situation -- this is not an impartial normal operation of the legal system. It is pure power politics. There are powerful interests in the intelligence agencies and FBI that hate trump and want him gone. It is an open question if Trump will survive this...