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by marti
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Bass Ackwards Bridge in Valdivia
Replies: 78
Views: 12647

Re: Bass Ackwards Bridge in Valdivia

Article yesterday.

El Mercurio, about the opening of the criminal investigation by the Fiscalía Regional, into the Cau Cau bridge fiasco.


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by marti
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Hobby
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: The Hobby

Fascinating. https://www.yahoo.com/travel/how-this-guy-travels-the-world-for-free-124754815447.html http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/ben-schlappig-airlines-fly-free-20150720 John Hyre Interesting, though much beneath the surface. Some of what was in that story might be dated ("One parti...
by marti
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: "tenemos un problema bastante jodido"
Replies: 62
Views: 18822

Re: "tenemos un problema bastante jodido"

He went on to indicate that, in effect, there were too many crimes for the government to deal with. Should that be interpreted as a suggestion for the average Chilean observing a crime to do more about it than they have? I observed Chileans (on the average) being more willing to curtail and inflict...
by marti
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: "tenemos un problema bastante jodido"
Replies: 62
Views: 18822

Re: "tenemos un problema bastante jodido"

Is crime a problem outside of Santiago, pick-pockets and a few robberies and late night muggings? According to the data used by the Adimark surveys, the cities of Iquique, Antofagasta, Pto. Montt, Santiago, and Valparaíso show the highest levels of what they call "victimization" by household, for r...
by marti
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: "tenemos un problema bastante jodido"
Replies: 62
Views: 18822

"tenemos un problema bastante jodido"

Bachelet's interior minister, Jorge Burgos. Speaking on the subject of growing criticism of the government for the acknowledged high crime rate, Burgos reportedly said.... "Tengo conciencia de que tenemos un problema bastante jodido, para decirlo en buen chileno, de seguridad pública" He went on to ...
by marti
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Is Argentina getting ready to implode again?
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Is Argentina getting ready to implode again?

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Argie peso. Getting worse. Over 15 ARS to the black market dollar now.
by marti
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Saved by the suegro !
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Saved by the suegro !

A suegro with a nine in time ! Chile Footballer Marcelo And Wife Saved by Father-In-Law From Carjacking Marcelo Diaz and his wife were the targets of an attempted carjacking but it was foiled when Diaz's father-in-law came out of the house and fired two shots, causing the assailants to flee http://s...
by marti
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Pulled over by the Police
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Pulled over by the Police

Something that puzzles me on that video is why the pistol shots sound like a bb-gun. [Edit] The microphones on their body cameras and radios have a sound pressure attenuation feature, partly to prevent damage to the microphones. I used to video artillery firing exercises and the closer you are to t...
by marti
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Bass Ackwards Bridge in Valdivia
Replies: 78
Views: 12647

Re: Bass Ackwards Bridge in Valdivia

The role of the MOP has changed over the years from a creator of public works to a disburser of public funds and supervisor of works executed by contractors. It does neither job well as it is notoriously inefficient, bureaucratic and more than slightly corrupt. Google MOPGate or Alta Direccion Publ...
by marti
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Bass Ackwards Bridge in Valdivia
Replies: 78
Views: 12647

Re: Bass Ackwards Bridge in Valdivia

Here is the web page and explanation by Senator Urresti concerning the investigation and hearing into the suspicious hiring of former MOP director Osorio. In earlier post there was a summary of how Osorio worked as a consultant for the contractor (Azvi) that had been hired to install the Cau Cau bri...
by marti
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: CERC-MORI: Disapproval, thy name is Bachelet
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: CERC-MORI: Disapproval, thy name is Bachelet

admin wrote:Yea, but in fine Chilean fashion, the populace finally figured out she was full of it, half way through her second term. .
A little slow at times, but when hit repeatedly on the head, eventually some will figure it out.

Is Obama related to Oballena?
by marti
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: We're 376th !!
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: We're 376th !!

Maker42 wrote: I would have ranked by graduate's ability to solve real problems and build real things.
Like the ability to build a real basic drawbridge.