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by El Ping
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Corona Virus!
Replies: 316
Views: 10131

Re: Corona Virus!

Meanwhile back in Oz... https://www.theage.com.au/national/staying-in-wuhan-more-risky-than-14-days-on-christmas-island-20200131-p53whu.html Interesting to read above that the PDI are wearing masks... I'm back at the end of next month... normally lots of Chinese on LA 800/801 ... yes I know... its n...
by El Ping
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Corona Virus!
Replies: 316
Views: 10131

Re: Corona Virus!

Australia and Nz citizens may have to go to Christmas island for Quarantine, some are saying they would rather stay and take their chances in Wuhan. that is one way to quarantine people, just offer them an even worse alternative. So they prefer to stay in some pestilential chinese hellhole rather t...
by El Ping
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Corona Virus!
Replies: 316
Views: 10131

Re: Corona Virus!

Australia and Nz citizens may have to go to Christmas island for Quarantine, some are saying they would rather stay and take their chances in Wuhan. that is one way to quarantine people, just offer them an even worse alternative. So they prefer to stay in some pestilential chinese hellhole rather t...
by El Ping
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Favorite Restaurants
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: Favorite Restaurants

Lots of good tucker to be had in Punta Arenas. Best of the best as far as I am concerned... Sotitos.... for cordero or congrio... never been disappointed... Absolute worst restaurant in all of Chile if not the world or indeed the universe is just up the street. The Beagle... absolutely shocking... p...
by El Ping
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Favorite Restaurants
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: Favorite Restaurants

I haven't been back to Jeremy's since Jeremy went back to SA so no idea what it is like now. Current Puerto Montt short list... Chile Picante ... for an evening meal Kiel .. for a fancy lunch La Nave for a no nonsense lunch... its where 'out of towners' eat when they come into town. Try the Congrio ...
by El Ping
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Advantages of Chile over Argentina?
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Advantages of Chile over Argentina?

Chile is not cheap..... but I don't think the future looks too bright for RG.... Rather than Argentina you could consider Uruguay. I spent rather a lot of 2009/10 in RGland with side trips into Uruguay... mainly Colonia de Sacramento which is pretty much my favourite place anywhere. Another option.....
by El Ping
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: AUSTRALIA FIRES WTF???
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: AUSTRALIA FIRES WTF???

I failed to mention that the state of Victoria also has the full time FFMV... Forest Fire Management Victoria.... apart from fire fighting they are also responsible for fuel reduction burns 'offseason'.. and are always at war with greens, conservationists etc etc.... FFMY are the people who have the...
by El Ping
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: AUSTRALIA FIRES WTF???
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: AUSTRALIA FIRES WTF???

Currently sitting here on the farm in NE Victoria some 50 miles upwind from the nearest fires. Visibility yesterday 100 metres, today 400 metres in smoke. I can't comment on the NSW fires.. I was bouncing around on a bus in northern Chile when they started. The present crop in far south NSW, East Gi...
by El Ping
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 19177

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

Education.... I am old enough to have been taught by old maids who had lost their boyfriends at Gallipoli and on the Western Front... and still reckoned the Turks didn't fight fair.... all but one year of it in non fee paying schools.... I seem to have survived the ordeal... The quick fix? Free tert...
by El Ping
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 19177

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I was going to reply about how terrible the quality of education and medicine would be under socialized medicine and education, but then I realized its not worth the effort. Sure, have a basic free level that sucks but at least dont remove the possibility to pay for quality and allow a free market ...
by El Ping
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 613
Views: 19177

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I was going to reply about how terrible the quality of education and medicine would be under socialized medicine and education, but then I realized its not worth the effort. Sure, have a basic free level that sucks but at least dont remove the possibility to pay for quality and allow a free market ...
by El Ping
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Economic Impact of the Social Crisis
Replies: 421
Views: 16885

Re: The Economic Impact of the Social Crisis

Consumption taxes hit the ones least able to afford it. A poor or lower economic class person spends 100% or more of their salary, much of it subject to IVA. A wealthy person does not spend their full earnings and in effect hides it from IVA. As I said some time ago..... stop charging IVA on food.....