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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: 387
Views: 22002

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: 387
Views: 22002

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: 54
Views: 605

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: 54
Views: 605

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: 54
Views: 605

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: 387
Views: 22002

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: 100106

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...
by bert.douglas
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 865
Views: 52422

Re: chile's migration crisis

... why is Gillets Jeunes crowd movement still going on in France when the Napoleon Macron announced that for the time being, there will be no gas tax rise to the masses? ... Crowds are not generally rational, once they get some momentum. Besides there are a lot of other problems in France. This mo...
by bert.douglas
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Chilean Crime Novel in English
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Chilean Crime Novel in English

You can self publish through lulu.com. They are a print-on-demand publisher. Very low up-front fees. When an order comes in, they print the book and ship it. You can set your own price. What you get is the difference between the price and the printing cost. The quality is very good. I have seen some...
by bert.douglas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 387
Views: 22002

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

... I have a feeling VZ will always beat US shale in a high price environment, especially given its geographical proximity and the US infrastructure that's already in place and that's geared specifically to deal with VZ oil. Hence the need to take over VZ through either the assassination of its dem...
by bert.douglas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 387
Views: 22002

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Wiki says VZ oil is actually sour, not sweet. Most of it used to be sold to the US which has refineries specifically designed to deal with sour VZ oil and unable to accept sweet oil without major redesign. This is why the US can´t let VZ go - not only it is the closest major oil reserve geographica...
by bert.douglas
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 387
Views: 22002

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

... Venezuelas Petro crypto is now live, and they are pitching it to OPEC next week I think. I looked into it and there are 6 crypto exchanges in VZ that are buying/selling it. The only way to get Petro is to buy it with bitcoin, ethereum, or litecoin and a few fiats. I actually hope OPEC will play...