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by Huelshoff
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2366
Views: 28869

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Exaggerating now are we. Because apparently it's okay for an American to randomly shoot people who are peacefully protesting.... Nothing to do with attacking military bases was it... No, because i said no such thing and you're still poking at me for your lack of reading comprehension. Careful what ...
by Huelshoff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2366
Views: 28869

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

In many ways I do side with Cobin on this but also in many ways I do not. You said in many ways you agree with Cobin, then went on to say, you think they deserve threatening action right back at them, these mobs. Well that's some cherrypicking right there if ever there were cherries to be picked. G...
by Huelshoff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2366
Views: 28869

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Everything Cobin believed was complete BS and part of some extreme right wing solution to his inability to adapt and well frankly grow in to a person who can function as part of modern society. Further proven by his total lack of understanding for Chile. He is like many a religious extremists, who ...
by Huelshoff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2366
Views: 28869

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

For better or for worse, it seems that the rebellion has achieved a major objective. They have forced the government to agree to creating a new constitution. There are three mechanisms for this. The most direct one is for the current congress to create the document, which is the option that the gov...
by Huelshoff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2366
Views: 28869

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

How can a government write its own constitution? Doesn’t that mean the existing constitution is invalid and therefore there is no government? And what if the new constitution fundamentally changes the form of the government? There’s no way someone in office is going to vote away their office, posit...
by Huelshoff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2366
Views: 28869

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

If we're going to have an intelligent conversation here about these things, you've got to stop putting "I couldn't follow the guy's logic" to dismiss something followed by stuff like "am quite familiar with libertarian thought" while claiming to be an intelligent professor. It doesn't add up. Follo...
by Huelshoff
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2366
Views: 28869

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Preamble: I'm not looking to start a flame war. But this is so head-up-butt I feel moved to comment. Straw man after straw man here. Just because a couple of wackos come out of ANY educational institution in the USA does not make George Mason a hive of libertarian brainwashing. And sovereign citize...
by Huelshoff
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2366
Views: 28869

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

As a US citizen, I'd like to think that we all don't need psychological exams when we leave the country, but I will admit that this guy might be the exception that encourages the rule. I did a bit of reading on this guy. He has his PhD in law and Austrian economics (a debatable term) from George Mas...
by Huelshoff
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2366
Views: 28869

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Is there anyone from Puerto Varas and/or Valdivia here? How are the protests down there? I was thinking about visiting in the next few days, and I was wondering if things have died down there already I've been living in Niebla, outside Valdivia, for the past few months--starting well before the man...
by Huelshoff
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: What would you tell a Chilean Senator about the new immigration law?
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: What would you tell a Chilean Senator about the new immigration law?

Having just completed the process (applied for and received visa abroad, picked up my carnet on Wednesday), I'd say that the biggest problem I faced was inconsistent information and the obscurity of the process. As many have noted, the consulates abroad are not well and consistently informed about t...
by Huelshoff
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 355
Views: 25159

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Thanks. As for the transition, well, its going. As you know better than me, everything takes a week longer, or maybe two, than it should. Lost my cell service two weeks ago after Movistar screwed up the registration of my sim card, and they still can't get it straight....
by Huelshoff
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 355
Views: 25159

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

The story of the Pinochet years is complicated. As the data above indicates, there was a sharp increase in income inequality during the period of the dictatorship, but there was a lot of income inequality before the Allende years too. Chilean economist Ricardo Ffrench-Davis wrote in about 1990 what ...