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by at46
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 882
Views: 54195

Re: chile's migration crisis

My step-daughter who was fired like many Chilean ground staff from LATAM Chile in the past year (and who like many predatory Chilean companies probably replaced her with the above earning less) is temporarily working at a VTR call center. Almost all the other employees there are Venezuelans and Col...
by at46
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 24963

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

i always take "wonder weapons" with a grain of salt. historicaly they rarely win a war, even if they work as advertised. typicaly the failure is in production and deployment volume. ... "super weapons", tend to be most effective in the gap between the possesers figuring out how to use them effectiv...
by at46
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 24963

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

Well the Japanese were already talking with the US about surrendering and the nukes were not necessary except to show the Russians who were about to launch a new front against an already defeated Japan to stay out and that the US leadership was capable of being as psychopathic or more than the Russ...
by at46
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 24963

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

for instance, would japane have surrendered had they known we only had two nukes. Well, yes, they would have. From wiki: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa's research has led him to conclude that the atomic bombings were not the principal reason for Japan's capitulation. He argues that Japan's leaders were impacted...
by at46
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 882
Views: 54195

Re: chile's migration crisis

Some Chilean diplomats got caught for issuing over 200 fake student visas in Nepal and India, $7,000-8,000 per visa. Fiscalía formalizará a dos diplomáticos chilenos por tráfico de migrantes https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/chile/2018/12/16/fiscalia-formalizara-a-dos-diplomaticos-chilen...
by at46
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 882
Views: 54195

Re: chile's migration crisis

Came across interesting figures, apparently, from the UN: there are 250 mln people in the world today who left their mother/fatherlands to permanently settle in foreign lands in search of better life. That's 3% of the world's population. But what's most poignant is that these 3% produce 10% of the w...
by at46
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 84
Views: 1791

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Electric cars are still urban toys imho and would be impractical in the North of Chile, at least. Right now they couldn't even get halfway from Santiago to La Serena (470 km) without needing at least one recharge. And you can bet that those obligatory "fast charges" along the way will cost a lot mo...
by at46
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 84
Views: 1791

Re: electric vehicles in chile

It's clear that propane or LNG is going to be cleaner, but how does it shake out in cost of mileage and range versus diesel/bencina/ev? Is it really so easy and cheap to convert almost any car or suv to propane if not LNG? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_gas_vehicle Interesting link. Didn't r...
by at46
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 84
Views: 1791

Re: electric vehicles in chile

mem wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:05 pm
It's clear that propane or LNG is going to be cleaner, but how does it shake out in cost of mileage and range versus diesel/bencina/ev?

Is it really so easy and cheap to convert almost any car or suv to propane if not LNG?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_gas_vehicle
by at46
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 84
Views: 1791

Re: electric vehicles in chile

OK, perhaps I was wrong about Tesla making its own batteries. I am not sure. It does own its own battery making facility in the US but I didn't realize Panasonic was investing in it or partnering in it. But the point is that Panasonic owns all the intellectual property? I think Tesla gave Panasonic...
by at46
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 84
Views: 1791

Re: electric vehicles in chile

On the liquid natural gas vehicles, it does look like they are less polluting than a petrol or diesel car, and quite possibly less polluting than an electric car. However, from a global warming standpoint, I think it's likely that an electric car would be better in most countries including the UK, ...
by at46
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 84
Views: 1791

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Some good points admin. On the reliability/parts question, keep in mind that, as the Forbes article I posted says: "electric motors only have one moving part while engines in traditional automobiles contain dozens. Items that do not need to be replaced in electric vehicles include oil, fan belts, a...