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by fraggle092
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 42
Views: 555

Re: Argentina power outage

...The girl continues: "But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow and a deer all eat grass, the same stuff. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?" "The stranger thinks about it and sa...
by fraggle092
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 42
Views: 555

Re: Argentina power outage

Another case where reality is a lot more boring that some of the sensationalist stuff floating around, cracks in the Yacyretá Dam and "Internet sabotage" included. . La torre 412 .png The line ran parallel to and replaced one that had been out of service since April while a high-voltage transmission...
by fraggle092
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas
Replies: 27
Views: 2170

Re: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas

Air pollution from burning wet and/or trash wood is definitely one of my pet peeves - and YES the "rich" people are as ignorant/selfish/lazy as the poor. There seems to be a sector of chileno society which absolutely does not and will not think logically or show any respect for any one. Some people...
by fraggle092
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas
Replies: 27
Views: 2170

Re: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas

Burning any type of wood produces smoke, even the 50-year-old ex-construction dessicated Pine that I sometimes burn in our Hergom stove. I haven't seen an unbiased comparison showing how much "cleaner" those pellets are.
by fraggle092
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas
Replies: 27
Views: 2170

Re: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas

. First they need to stop companies rorting everyone else. Electricity, fuel, telecoms, etc etc. Why should "they", meaning the government care? The higher the retail prices are, the more tax they collect, and a lot of that money stays with them. And the politicians and big business are way too coz...
by fraggle092
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 42
Views: 555

Re: Argentina power outage

Entire country grids do not go down on their own, unless the operators are so thoroughly incompetent they did not ever plan for that. I keep seeing the Argentina power company repeat that it was an "automatic" cut because the frequency of the lines were not in 50hz; like they had no say in it. It i...
by fraggle092
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 42
Views: 555

Re: Argentina power outage

Having already been irradiated twice in my lifetime, (Windscale and Chernobyl) I'm not terrified.

Not forgetting exposure from the X-Ray machines that were common in UK Shoe Stores in the 60's.
by fraggle092
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 42
Views: 555

Re: Argentina power outage

Whatever it was, it wasn't random. Not after Venezuela and not after the US threat to attack the Russian grid just 24 hours prior to the Argie grid actually going down. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/politics/trump-cyber-russia-grid.html EMPs and nuclear meltdowns have already been mentioned...
by fraggle092
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Prefabricated Houses
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Prefabricated Houses

The Chinese are pragmatic, they will supply goods of any quality that the client asks for. Just look at the cheap rubbish on sale here in the Chinese import shops and even in the big department stores, built to last six months at the most. I perhaps naively think that most Western enterprises still ...
by fraggle092
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 254
Views: 17561

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

Yep, can't see a problem with a court jester. He's much more beneficial for a healthy congress than all that "mi general!" crowd who thinks it's acceptable to wipe your ass with the constitution when things go the way the elites don't like. The present Constitution was introduced by Pinochet in 198...
by fraggle092
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 254
Views: 17561

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

Property taxes are only for little people.... El elegante condominio de altos oficiales de Carabineros que no pagan contribuciones This article was published before the mega-fraud in Carabineros came to light. As for Piñera, it wont do him much harm, he's notorious for dodgy dealing already, and he ...
by fraggle092
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 254
Views: 17561

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

Any specific examples of constitutional ass-wiping by the elites that caught your attention? Any UDI or RN deputy or senator still supporting Pinochet or "Sí", JAK being the worst case. Like what specifically. Just name calling isn't an example. Incidentally, these "ideological" issues are just smo...