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by Space Cat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account
Replies: 49
Views: 1193

Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Anything good about VW polo ? It's a good car, fits a tall driver, fast touch screen, drives nice with a 115 hp engine and AT6 on 15 inch wheels, 6.7 liters per 100 km real fuel consumption in city. A bit noisy, the AT is jerky in slow traffic and the LED low beam doesn't go out as much as you'd wa...
by Space Cat
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 159
Views: 8029

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

There are many more countries outside of OECD that have little to show except for cycles of corruption and populism.
by Space Cat
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 159
Views: 8029

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

fraggle092 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:03 pm
Anyone who thinks of Chilean history in terms of continual upward progress
The stats like wealth and life expectancy confirm that it is continual upward progress in the last 30 years. Little bumps here and there don't matter too much.
by Space Cat
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 159
Views: 8029

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

Hopefully, less nephews in the public sector: Piñera presenta proyecto de probidad y anuncia filtro para familiares de autoridades https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/chile/2018/07/05/pinera-presenta-proyecto-de-probidad-y-anuncia-filtro-para-parientes-de-autoridades.shtml Cuando está relac...
by Space Cat
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Amazon Web Services has chosen Argentina... NOT!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Amazon Web Services has chosen Argentina... NOT!!!

Was it Telefónica del Sur? We had horrible experience with VTR and their technicians but then switched to Telefónica and it has been almost flawless for 3 years. I’ve seen many good software developers working remotely from here, but the sysadmin types are probably all in Santiago because of the lam...
by Space Cat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Canada Just Officially Passed The Cannabis Act
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Canada Just Officially Passed The Cannabis Act

Here we had a local doctor living in the future: prescribing and selling medical cannabis to his patients... until PDI broke his time traveling machine. https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/region-de-los-rios/2018/06/29/formalizan-a-dos-personas-por-trafico-de-droga-y-cultivo-de-cannabis-sat...
by Space Cat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: would we be nuts to bring my 2 yorkies on vacation with us?
Replies: 17
Views: 1443

Re: would we be nuts to bring my 2 yorkies on vacation with us?

Chilean SAG has specific time frames for both vaccines (more than a month before arrival but not more than a year) and external+internal anti-parasite treatment (less than a month before arrival):
http://www.sag.gob.cl/ambitos-de-accion ... e-compania
by Space Cat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Amazon Web Services has chosen Argentina... NOT!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Amazon Web Services has chosen Argentina... NOT!!!

From my observations, there is a significant pool of "real" tech people if you pay the "real" salaries that match the global market. Otherwise, they're just outsourcing and freelancing to the US.
by Space Cat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: would we be nuts to bring my 2 yorkies on vacation with us?
Replies: 17
Views: 1443

Re: would we be nuts to bring my 2 yorkies on vacation with us?

It's possible to find pet-friendly places, though the choice is small. Use the "pet friendly" filter on Booking.com or AirBnB or other accommodation search engine. In Santiago we stayed with a cat in the Amistar Apartments and in Valdivia it was Hostal Costamia (its owner even had a Frenchie running...
by Space Cat
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 159
Views: 8029

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

The market is down after all the growth after the elections.

Bolsa de Santiago alista cerrar su peor primer semestre en cinco años
http://www.adnradio.cl/noticias/economi ... 68255.aspx
by Space Cat
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 215
Views: 5979

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Really, one more import tax? Uh, Argentina has two well-functioning neighboring countries to copy from but too stubborn or proud to actually do it.
by Space Cat
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 215
Views: 5979

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

I have bern seeing this bullshit all over the place where they try to lump chile in with the rest of the nasket cases. Not a single one. Not one, has provided an argument with any evidence as to why chile is vulneriable. It is just like the bullshit a few years ago where a bunch of idiots were tryi...