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by cali_chile48
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: America on Fire
Replies: 112
Views: 7799

Re: America on Fire

There are several left wing pundits in the US who are panicking about the police force that William Barr put together. They are worried about a police force, dressed in black, with no badges or identifying tags, cobbled together from various federal police agencies, who answer to William Barr, who b...
by cali_chile48
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: America on Fire
Replies: 112
Views: 7799

Re: America on Fire

And Pumpkinhead's response: "Probably the only thing Barack Obama and I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General," Trump wrote. "I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was 'Chaos', which I didn’t like, &...
by cali_chile48
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: America on Fire
Replies: 112
Views: 7799

Re: America on Fire

Cardiopulmonary arrest means Floyd's heart failed. Yes, it means is heart failed. Why do you suppose his heart failed? I am settling an estate right now. The woman had breast cancer that metastisised in her bones. The death certificate said that the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Why did she ha...
by cali_chile48
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: America on Fire
Replies: 112
Views: 7799

Re: America on Fire

Very interesting. I was in a Jui-Jitsu wrestling club in college. I've never been chocked out or seen anyone get choked out by a "double knee on the body, no leverage, hand in the pocket" technique. You omitted some important details...the man was handcuffed, prone on his stomach, with a cop using ...
by cali_chile48
Sun May 31, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: America on Fire
Replies: 112
Views: 7799

Re: America on Fire

I suppose the problem the various police forces have in the US is similar to the problem that the Catholic Church has. The police have racist, homocidal cops in their midst, and the church has pedophiles. The rogues are hiding in plain sight, with an administrative layer that keeps secrets from the ...
by cali_chile48
Sun May 31, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: America on Fire
Replies: 112
Views: 7799

Re: America on Fire

Well this is another deja vu experience for me....I was in LA for the Rodney King riots in the early 1990's, and I was in Chile for the craziness in October and November of 2019, and now I 'm in LA again for the George Floyd protests and attendant looting. The mayor has asked for support from the Ca...
by cali_chile48
Sun May 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Returning to Chile after 4 Months Away
Replies: 0
Views: 1598

Returning to Chile after 4 Months Away

Hello All...I trust you are staying safe and staying aware. I am planning my return to Chile. I came back to the US to care for a dear friend who was very ill, before Rona got mad. My duties here are largely completed, and I am expecting to return to Chile around June 10. I have a couple of question...
by cali_chile48
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 31268

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I am still holding out hope that, given enough time, the country can produce a better constitution than the one in place now, and perhaps even a good model for other Latin American countries. There are enough smart people in the Chile to accomplish this. It will require a sustained effort and lots o...
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 31268

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

cali_chile48 wrote: ↑ Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:02 pm here's no quick fix. It will take 10 years to develop and implement comprehensive reform and they probably need international participation and supervision. This problem has only been protracted from "international participation". Completely unhelpful ...
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 31268

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

I don't think that current crime wave can be explained away so easily as "we could solve this problem in a week if the police had more firepower and were allowed t use it." Apart from the causes of the crime wave (why are people looting and burning the country?) we need to ask about what an appropri...
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 31268

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

In terms of health care, what do you think needs to be done to satisfy the general public? As a previous member said, it is mostly about improving FONASA for the lower income brackets of the plan. As in many countries, public health care has much room for improvement, and so it is Chile. Another ke...
by cali_chile48
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019
Replies: 612
Views: 31268

Re: Chile Political and Social Crisis 2019

Another consequence of the social upheaval will be a significant, if not radical, re-alignment of the political coalitions. In order to get a 2/3 (or even 3/5) majority agreement on the text of a constitution or any other reforms that might pacify the country, the politicians need to come together i...