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by Space Cat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

I went to our junta de vecinos last Sunday, the neighborhood is mostly 35-50yo professionals with nice cars but also some older folks, including campesinos . Everybody there was with the protests, many people spoke out along the lines "well the destructions suck but the whole system is abusive and u...
by Space Cat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

to him it was perfectly normal that the bank should be burnt down because he once had 33 thousand pesos charged to his account. Turns out so many protests signs going along "fuck you, we have nothing to lose anyway" were not exaggerations. By now it's already operant conditioning: you march and the...
by Space Cat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

How do you even reason with that people like that? Seriously, wtf? I would not have described him as flaite, those are the attitudes the country is dealing with, in case you hadn't noticed, how many more out there think like him? Recently I've read some mental institution worker's comment where he ...
by Space Cat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Now what can I say to them?....... Now Chile is not invisible, because let's face it no one really knew much about Chile in NZ. The headlines now r feature the words , Civil strife, corruption, riots, economy crashing etc etc. 🤔. Guess I was not seeing the full picture all along. Anyway that's life...
by Space Cat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

ExpatBob wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:27 pm
Don't forget "We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us."
Ah, so everything the USSR produced was because its citizens didn't work, including my parents, grandparents, etc.

I never thought I would end up here but here I am: defending communism from Americans! 😀
by Space Cat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

No, no commies in Chile. What's that the banner is saying? :) This is PC (AP) , the only truly extreme left party in Chile that has basically no support and zero seats in the congress. What's the problem with them existing? Dozens of countries have communist parties, including Japan where it's quit...
by Space Cat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Socialism, communism, potato pohtahtoe. Both a bunch of lazy slackers wanting to be treated like royalty on someone else’s dime. Article 12 of the 1936 Soviet Constitution: In the USSR work is a duty and a matter of honor for every able-bodied citizen, in accordance with the principle: “He who does...
by Space Cat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 98
Views: 2044

Re: Pesos and Protests

Agree on that, but in my case I was expecting Piñera to stay a talking head while hiring a more-or-less capable team of ministers, not someone like Chadwick.
by Space Cat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 98
Views: 2044

Re: Pesos and Protests

everyone seems to think just because this administration is made up of economists and business people, they are sympathetic to the problems of small businesses. There is probably not single member of this administration that has ever run a startup. They went to harvard or whatever, then directly th...
by Space Cat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

A Venezuelan perspective: [...] Este país funciona y estos chilenos no lo valoran... Quieren q se vaya piñera y para q?? Quieren comunismo aun sabiendo que ese modelo no trae nada bueno pura miseria...!! Ah, one more Venezuelan thinking it's their time to shine because of the somewhat related exper...
by Space Cat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

The apathetic majority , who couldn't care less about social change, are just waiting for a saviour to come along to "make it all stop." According to this research that was done after the protests started, no economic or political group has a majority caring about the crime, even the right wingers:...
by Space Cat
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2351
Views: 28730

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

I wonder what Chilean law actually says about this kind of action. I can't really imagine anywhere else in the world where the military wouldn't have plowed through the rioters with lethal ammunition if they tried to attack a police station or army base. Any NW EU country, especially Germany or the...