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by Space Cat
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 229
Views: 16053

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Considering all the TPP-11 pro-multinational agenda, I would very much prefer to keep some bargaining power in the hands of a relatively small non-aggressive state, despite it being not as efficient as some well-run private entity. (Also, too many big businesses here are run by slackers, thanks to t...
by Space Cat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Topographic survey costs?
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Topographic survey costs?

My friend just suggested to buy the shack and use it ourselves for whatever needs. Brilliant idea, should also minimize the possible negativity, especially if its owner has plans to live on her parcela next to us. I'll keep this thread updated. 😄
by Space Cat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Topographic survey costs?
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Topographic survey costs?

Aaaand here we go. The topographers measured two times (first with GPS beacons and then with optics) just to be sure but yes, the old marking posts cut 8 meters from our parcela. A neighbor said the pre-parcellated land's owner was "puro weon" and marked everything by eye. So our border begins a bit...
by Space Cat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Topographic survey costs?
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Topographic survey costs?

Right now these guys are surveying our parcela’s borders: http://surtopografia.cl/ They look really professional and are well-equipped with all these GPS tripods and other tools I have no idea about. The team works in Araucanía and Los Ríos. The guy who we hired to clean an entrance is helping them ...
by Space Cat
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 210
Views: 15423

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

The senate just approved "Ley Transformación Digital del Estado". All "tramites" go digital, no more paper exchange between government institutions or paper certificate requests from citizens. Hah! There will be paperless bathrooms before there is a paperless government. Never happen. 😂 I agree. Th...
by Space Cat
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 52
Views: 1244

Re: Climate changing in Chile

Britkid wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:28 pm
This would never happen in the UK. We have a debate rumbling on for years now about whether or not to...
Yep, sounds like UK!

Sorry, couldn't miss this teasing opportunity. 😀
by Space Cat
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: rising anti-immigration politics in the Chilean Election
Replies: 18
Views: 2684

Re: rising anti-immigration politics in the Chilean Election

In Santiago Chileans in customer facing jobs have started to smile their tortured smiles and try to do small, customer friendly talk. It's so hard for them, poor souls. It's a big change that has caught them completely unprepared. It's like a whole class of people have found themselves completely u...
by Space Cat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: Does anyone have Dogo Argentino dogs?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Does anyone have Dogo Argentino dogs?

It looks like a slightly larger pit bull which is known for killing little kids and chewing owners to death. Pit Bull is still responsible for the most fatal attacks in the U.S. by far, killing 284 people over that 13-year period - 66% of total fatalities. That's despite the breed accounting for jus...
by Space Cat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 52
Views: 1244

Re: Climate changing in Chile

China's carbon emissions per capita are actually on a par with the somewhat economically neoliberal UK, both being 7-8 tonnes of CO2 per year, despite the UK's greater per capita wealth. So I think you are overstating the extent to which authoritarian China is solving this. They may have the abilit...
by Space Cat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 52
Views: 1244

Re: Climate changing in Chile

Yeah I know , dunno if I agree with a lot of what you say, or not, but I'm still trying to frame things and understand things myself most of the time so if my reply sounded a little disjointed it's because sometimes I just throw my hands up in the air and think this is the way it's all just supposs...
by Space Cat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 52
Views: 1244

Re: Climate changing in Chile

The biggest thing imo that is going to solve a lot of those issues from fossil fuel for electricity and transport and the agriculture sectors role, is technology change . Technology changes much faster if there's an initiative like paying huge taxes for excessive pollution after a certain date. To ...
by Space Cat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 52
Views: 1244

Re: Climate changing in Chile

You're talking about glaciers and climate change admin, but last week you were talking about business class flying as the way to go. It's time to start making some of these connections. Business/first class doubles the emissions per passenger because you can fit less seats on the plane. Come on, th...