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Post by JHyre » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:18 am

Picalena,

Your post is as hilarious as it is true. I know the types of people it was directed at.

If I get one more stupid email from someone who knows I am married to a Chilena about the libertarian paradise of Chile ('cause Sovereign Man or International Living or some-similar-such outfit said so) I think I will blow a gasket. It is hard to explain the reality. I usually start with "here's what we had to do to get something notarized in Chile". Yes, it would take two minutes and perhaps one dollar at your local bank in the US. That usually raises some eyebrows.

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Post by admin » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:27 am

Move to Chile because someone is telling you it is a 'Libertarian Paradise', and watch how fast you are liberated from your wallet.
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Post by 41southchile » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:55 pm

HybridAmbassador wrote:7 sailors killed in that collision.- As an American destroyer cruised off the waters of Japan in clear weather in the early hours of Saturday, only a few dozen of the crew of 350 were likely to be awake: standing watch, keeping the engines running, manning the bridge.

Then, Navy officers with decades of experience at sea say, there were probably minutes of sheer terror aboard the Fitzgerald before the collision with an enormous container ship that killed seven sailors.

“My guess is they suddenly saw the lights of the other ship coming toward them and tried to veer off,” said retired Adm. James G. Stavridis, whose book “Destroyer Captain” recounts his time commanding a similar ship in the mid-1990s. “Suddenly your ship is sinking under you. It’s terrifying.”

Navy leaders on Sunday hailed the efforts of the surviving sailors who struggled to seal off compartments and pump out the water that poured in through gaping holes torn in the starboard side.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/18/worl ... japan.html
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Post by admin » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:58 am

Here is a great explanation from a former navy captain about just how something like this could happen:

https://warontherocks.com/2017/06/how-c ... ns-at-sea/

Although he does seem to imply heads will roll, inspite of understanding how it could happen.
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Post by admin » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:19 am

JHyre wrote:Picalena,

Your post is as hilarious as it is true. I know the types of people it was directed at.

If I get one more stupid email from someone who knows I am married to a Chilena about the libertarian paradise of Chile ('cause Sovereign Man or International Living or some-similar-such outfit said so) I think I will blow a gasket. It is hard to explain the reality. I usually start with "here's what we had to do to get something notarized in Chile". Yes, it would take two minutes and perhaps one dollar at your local bank in the US. That usually raises some eyebrows.

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so a little more back on topic.

When I hear "libertarian" now, I translate that to, 'I don't want to play by the rules, so I am going to move to a country where I don't even know what the rules are and then just make-up my own rules, and dam the consequences'. Thus, why they are easily taken in by all the classic expat scammers and shady attorneys. Essentially, they are attracted to anyone that will tell them what they want to hear, even if it will get them in to a lot of trouble.

Before everyone else with libertarian sympathies, gets bent out of shape about that, yes, I understand that is not what "libertarian" means. However, that is what it often translates to, or more exactly tends to attract people to it, that want a license to make up their own rules and ignore the potential consequences when moving to another country.

I get calls all the time from people, that got sucked in to the "libertarian" or ''second passport" or "whatever the expat scam of the day" is narrative being pushed on the internet, that are crying about how they hired some shady attorney, to opened some shady company, with some shady bank account, to slip a residency through immigration and to try and hide their money in some half-baked corporate structure, and then got ripped off by the attorney or their local "friend" they gave an unlimited power of attorney to because well "they seemed nice" or because whatever expat con artist online they were reading said they could.

Almost without exception, once I start scratching at the surface paint on those sort of stories a little bit, the whole thing starts unraveling. Sure enophe, along the way they were sucked in to some variation of the expat libertarian unicorns and rainbows that convince them that they could come to Chile and there would be no rules, laws, or requirements they would have to follow. Most of all they are surprised that there would be consequences to their actions, and want to blame everyone else but themselves, including all of Chile (how very not libertarian); or, as is frequently the case, lack of action.

Well, they wanted to play fast and loose with the rule of law, and it came back and took a great big chunk out of their rear. Often, it comes back years, and years later. Half of them don't even know they buggered themselves yet. A lot of them we can not help, because they already made such massive errors and mistakes, they are lucky if they just took a bit of a hit to their networth. Some of them, are lucky if they get out of the country before someone gets around to putting them in jail. I guess, in that sense, the legal system not being quicker on it's feet is sort of a 'libertarian paradise'; well, at least, a little umbrella in whatever libertarian cocktail they are drinking. Just, without exception, there will be a hang-over to go with it.

As I have always said, Chile has a built in bullshit shield.

and, people, don't call me up with that (typically american) bullshit about how ''all the attorneys in Chile are crooks" after you got taken advantage of by the shady attorney you hired. Most of the time I am just going to translate that as 'I was too cheap to hire one that was not a crook, to implement my crooked plans, and then tried to stiff them, so they burned me'. At some point, it is not even the crooked attorneys fault when you do everything short of begging them to take your money; again, often with unlimited notarized power of attorney to make your intentions clear to everyone that you wanted them to take your money. I would not be surprised if half the time, the otherwise o.k. attorney, just got too tempted by your stupidity, and figured that someone was going to take your money in Chile sooner or later so it might as well be them. That is not Chile's fault, nor is it unique to Chile. Just about anywhere in the World, if you want to do something shady and semi-legal, cut major corners in everything, if you look hard enophe, yea you will find some very ethically challenged attorney or business "partner" that will take your money.

The ones that especially blow me away, is when I get calls from people that are on like Chilean attorney number three or four, in just a year or two, and thinks somehow, as a businessman, I am even going to take the risk of them as a client. Yea, sometimes people need to change attorneys because the attorney can't do what they want, they have communication problems with their attorney, or they are just not a good fit; that happens, that is normal. We even get a lot of people that hired an attorney, and the attorney made mistakes, was in over their head; but, simply the gringo did not understand what was going on. Fine, you probably need to change attorneys.

However, when you go through a pile of attorneys, in a very short while, it is not a red flag to us. It is a whole warehouse of flairs, to us and every other legit attorney in the country, that there is something very not legit with what you are trying to do.

You can not force a square peg in to a round hole, unless the round hole is sufficiently larger than the square peg. In other words, you have the freedom to do a lot of things in Chile and no one will bother you, as long as it is within the rules, laws, and social norms of Chile.

You want to do something illegal and shady, call someone else. We don't handle criminal law, in any form.
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Post by Andres » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:15 am

initial results:
The crew of the USS Fitzgerald made “a slew” of mistakes in the minutes leading up to the collision with a Philippine cargo ship

http://nypost.com/2017/07/21/uss-fitzge ... sh-report/
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Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:40 pm

Andres wrote:initial results:
The crew of the USS Fitzgerald made “a slew” of mistakes in the minutes leading up to the collision with a Philippine cargo ship

http://nypost.com/2017/07/21/uss-fitzge ... sh-report/
The mighty US navy of the world, but I'm very skeptical of its capability in war time, if not even able to avoid a low speed collision with a tanker. What would happen if any interaction may arise among the US navy and the Xi jiping's red navy in south china sea, will the US navy all be sunken by the Chinese navy aegis destroyers ?
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Post by Andres » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:52 pm

Yup. Too much arrogance.
I saw that in design decisions on some of the Royal Australian Navy projects I was on.

(Being semantical, the Chinese do not have "Aegis destroyers", as that is a US system . . . but I understand your intent.
In my humble opinion, it is the missiles and far-more-quiet-non-nuclear submarines the USN need to be worried about.
And the vulnerability of their GPS system, upon (almost) all of the US weapons systems depend.)
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Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:52 pm

"Ten sailors missing, five injured after USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca"
http://www.live5news.com/story/36177013 ... of-malacca

What are the odds of this happening twice by accident, within about 2 months?

And they're both Arleigh Burke-class destroyers:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arleigh_B ... s_in_class
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Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:05 pm

thisisreallycomplicated wrote:"Ten sailors missing, five injured after USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca"
http://www.live5news.com/story/36177013 ... of-malacca

What are the odds of this happening twice by accident, within about 2 months?
Let see, USS ship Antietam, ran aground in shallow water in Yokosuka destroying its screws on 1/31/17
USS Lake shanplain collided with a fishing vessel off Korea and Japan on 5/9/17

It says all Obama fault cause he pulling out budget off US army, thus lackluster state of US army, especially the Navy.
Chinese and Russians are welcoming degrading US army state.
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Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:31 pm

HybridAmbassador wrote:
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:"Ten sailors missing, five injured after USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca"
http://www.live5news.com/story/36177013 ... of-malacca

What are the odds of this happening twice by accident, within about 2 months?
Let see, USS ship Antietam, ran aground in shallow water in Yokosuka destroying its screws on 1/31/17
USS Lake shanplain collided with a fishing vessel off Korea and Japan on 5/9/17

It says all Obama fault cause he pulling out budget off US army, thus lackluster state of US army, especially the Navy.
Chinese and Russians are welcoming degrading US army state.
Yeah that seems weird too. Although those are 2 different types of "accidents", they're still the same type of navy ship, and both happened within about 3 months. All 4 of these "accidents" involved hitting something they should have been able to see (visually, sonar, radar, whatever). And all 4 happened within about 7 months. I wonder what the usual frequency of these "accidents" is?
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Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:40 pm

Double post
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