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by picalena
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: BCG Vaccine
Replies: 56
Views: 6370

Re: BCG Vaccine

Ok, half a glass of wine.... Playing to the other side of the unfettered immigration/vaccination issue. There has been a startling outbreak of yellow fever in certain nations over the past couple of years. If you want to really understand how bad yellow fever is, I think the Wikipedia page will give...
by picalena
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: BCG Vaccine
Replies: 56
Views: 6370

Re: BCG Vaccine

Meh. One more glass of wine, and I will be telling people to go to hell. Or worse. Happens all the time.

I also make a living making great arguments that confuse people. It's a gift.

cheers,
pl
by picalena
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: BCG Vaccine
Replies: 56
Views: 6370

Re: BCG Vaccine

I will wade into this one because I actually really know something about it. Our firm "debunked" the Wakefield studies. If you are interested in learning why the science was junk science (worse really than junk science because he clearly had a bad ulterior motive rather than just innocently optimist...
by picalena
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Cremation in Chile - Legal Requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 1926

Re: Cremation in Chile - Legal Requirements

In order to have my husband cremated I had to produce a notarised letter of intent signed by him OR our son had to give the OK. It had to be his closest blood relative. I obviously was not his blood relative. If you don't have family here then getting the notarised letter is probably the best cours...
by picalena
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Cremation in Chile - Legal Requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 1926

Cremation in Chile - Legal Requirements

Here is a question that I have been meaning to ask for a while. For those of us that don't necessarily want to be planted in the local cemetery, I have heard that cremation in Chile is not as simple as it would be in the US. I have been told by Chilenos that it requires pre-planning and two witnesse...
by picalena
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: BCG Vaccine
Replies: 56
Views: 6370

Re: BCG Vaccine

Without getting into the merits of whether or not you should or should not get a TB vaccine for your child (and for everyone else's) while living in Chile, this might be a resource. I have not read it, but it might be a place to start. https://detenganlavacuna.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/como-evitar-va...
by picalena
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 1036
Views: 109635

Re: chile's migration crisis

Good grief. You have to read 100 articles before you find this nugget: "El ataque habría sido realizado por un hombre con aparentes problemas psicológicos, según información publicada por El Mercurio." http://www.eldesconcierto.cl/2017/11/22/queremos-irnos-de-chile-refugiados-sirios-protestan-luego-...
by picalena
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: one last look
Replies: 40
Views: 6342

Re: one last look

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and just say that you probably have not actually located a decent house in Pucon/Villarrica. Feel free to PM me with info on your house. If you have not spent a full winter (April through November) living in that house, you probably haven't a clue whether it is a dece...
by picalena
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: finding a safe quite parcela with my Chilean girlfriend
Replies: 65
Views: 8399

Re: finding a safe quite parcela with my Chilean girlfriend

Last year in Batuco, an elderly American lady, a Yoga professor no less, shot dead two out of four delinquents who had broken into her home. A wonderful thing!! Heh. That's pretty badass. Just like a Chilean yute to hit her with their gun. Probably wasn't even loaded. "Go ahead, make my day." This ...
by picalena
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: A genuine fertility\soil productivity map of Chile?
Replies: 19
Views: 2647

Re: A genuine fertility\soil productivity map of Chile?

Harvey Weinstein might have a good fertile soil map of Chile. :shock:

pl
by picalena
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 1036
Views: 109635

Re: chile's migration crisis

Tell us where "most are ending up". Is it actually most, or just some? It's early days yet but what I'm seeing around Villarrica is only positive. The potential powder keg in the 9th region is going to be the Mapuche v. Haitiano issue. The jobs at the grocery stores and restaurants may seem like no...
by picalena
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: To flush or not the toilet paper.
Replies: 51
Views: 10624

Re: To flush or not the toilet paper.

The IBIS hotel at Central Station in Santiago has a sign in the lobby bathroom to not put your papers in the inodoro. Which is strange, because nothing in the rooms says that. I flush anyways, since the only time I am using it is while I am waiting to check into my room after getting off the overnig...