Yeah, he's certainly a joke. Worth every peso.
Any specific examples of constitutional ass-wiping by the elites that caught your attention?
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Yeah, he's certainly a joke. Worth every peso.
Very interesting chart. The x and y axis are probably easily accessible statistics, but where do the daily average hours worked come from? Time actually spent in Congress chambers? Office? Drag racing on ruta 68?
The important issues are discussed endlessly but nothing much ever happens. To give a trivial example, this is a country where parliament can't even agree to set a consistent local time standard, instead they whimsically tweak DST transition dates from year to year.PXYC wrote: ↑Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:51 pm
You make valid points regarding this matter, and I never said it is OK did I?
My argument is whether this should be a matter for the annual "ideas for the nation" thing. You realize these type of discussions usually receives passionate opinions, much more than the other boring ideas that are of greater impact (on economy, public resources, health, education, private investment, etc), so ok, it's a valid point, but it could also be a good strategy not to discuss the real important projects (or lack of them), and in the end not to really do anything about this as well.
What do you think?
Only the bizarre and hermetic nature of local-level party politics and cupos explains how this person was elected diputado with 2.7% of the votes cast, much less than any other of the candidates.PXYC wrote: ↑Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:51 pmThe only thing I clearly don't agree with you is regarding diputado "Florcita", I don't support or would vote for him, but I have no problem if people vote for him, the logic on such people mind is to vote for people that can make fun of institutions which ultimately answers to peoples fear of institutions having so much power that you cannot make fun of them.
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Like what specifically. Just name calling isn't an example.
Thanks for that. I feel like there could be a 5 minutes evening news story to be made out of the stats collected and presented by those 2 guys at Polidato. Unfortunately, the effect would cause conversation for a day or two and then be drowned out by the next superficial controversy. If only those stats were superimposed on the voting ballots next to incumbent candidates on election day would voters (ceremonial bosses of the diputados) actually be able to perform a clear performance review. There are some seriously shite stats there for some diputados.fraggle092 wrote: ↑Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:59 pmMore information here
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Specifically justifying or praising the dictatorship. That's enough for me to write a politician off. (Same for Maduro's cheerleaders in the congress, of course.)fraggle092 wrote: ↑Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:05 pmLike what specifically. Just name calling isn't an example.
Incidentally, these "ideological" issues are just smokescreens. There are decent individuals within all the parties. But there are an awful lot of sinvergüenzas as well. And those are the ones that set the tone of parliamentary "democracy" here.
I kind of thought, when I first heard of this, what a load of crap no one has their house papers in order, but then I thought that's more of a reason he SHOULD have his shit in order, he's the president and should lead by example.admin wrote: ↑Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:21 amso had a chance to dig in to the pinera story a bit more.
seems the situation is that because he never completed his building permits, the city was claiming he owed 30 years of back taxes at the rate of a property with a house not an empty lot.
however, the statute of limitions is only 3 years. so looks like he has a few million in fines coming.
I know for a fact most of the houses on that lake do not have building permits. I have had a few clients over the years buy or try to buy houses there. none of the houses we looked at have had their building permits, and we don't even consider it a major show stopper to buying most properties because they are easily fixed.
it is really common in the rural south. like I would bet something over 50% of the structures in southern chile do not have building permits and /or are not properly registered with the Sii.
so that is just a bunch of political smoke.