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Lula must appease markets or risk his presidential chance, point out advisors

Monday, October 18th 2021 - 10:01 UTC
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Brazilian former president Lula da Silva is preparing to “build bridges” with the business community to appease markets and economic agents, given some of his latest statements criticizing policy decisions from the current administration of president Jair Bolsonaro. Read full article

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  • Jack Bauer

    Unfortunately, I know first-hand and just all too well what the ex-convict means by 'building bridges'......getting into bed with big business and fattening his offshore bank account....and if to be taken literally, he might be thinking of building a bridge between the north of Brazil and Cuba, his island paradise.

    Oct 18th, 2021 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Chicureo

    J A C K


    Good to see you back!

    Oh I agree — although his Marxist buddies in Venezuela are literally next door.

    What do you think will happen in the upcoming elections?


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 18th, 2021 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    ”The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (STF) then decided that all decisions made by Moro in the case of the Guarujá triplex, “Including the facts practiced in the pre-trial phase” were null because the magistrate “Showed partiality in his conduct.“
    https://en.mercopress.com/2021/03/25/sergio-moro-s-ruling-on-lula-was-biased-says-brazil-s-supreme-court

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    Although I have no quarrel with Jack as he’s always been honest and is a proud citizen of Brazil — Terence Hill always spews a massive amount of bovine excrement when he posts!

    As the corpulent Local Legend wants to draw attention to the Lava Jato investigation — I would again point out that he has been a blind sycophantic supporter of the Marxist criminal Lula da Silva.

    Although he’s shy of admitting — the LOCAL LEGEND Terence Hill also has a large social media presence and actually has his own Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Jessop

    My question remains however is if there is ANYONE that still swallows Skippy’s 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis cock-and-bull tale!*

    His true authentic identity is Skippy Jessop residing in Utah and I have proof!

    (* If there are some doubting — it would be enjoyable to provide verified information.)


    ¡Saludos cordales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    I don't have any social media presence, my presence will not be found on your citation. It is simply the site of your obsession, whom you obviously identify with. As your always dragging him around.
    Skippy isn´t, and has never been on this site, he is your fruit grower’s sock puppet.
    Hmm your fiction or my proven facts, it isn’t rocket science.

    “Cuban Missile Crisis cock-and-bull…”

    “No 18 Sqn - Re-formed Finningley 17 December 1958 from C Flight No 199 Sqn with Valiant
    B 1. Disbanded 31 March 1963.”
    Osprey Combat Aircraft 95 - Valiant Units of the Cold War.
    Andrew Brookes








    S.A.C T.L. HILL
    No. 18 SQUADRON RAF
    MARCH 1963
    https://imgur.com/a/WDPeU

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . P U G O L (ttwh)

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


    As I’ve mentioned before — Skippy has claimed he served in the RAF during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis purportedly as a radio repair airman — which would make him an octogenarian — yet we know he was born in Utah in 1977!

    Several MercoPress readers have all reached the same conclusion that Skippy’s military story is a cock-and-bull tale.

    The actual Local Legend has a wide social media exposure and created the “Terence Hill” identity here on MP just as most of all us do. (For example, mine is the name of a Santiago suburb.)

    In a 2012 our Local Legend Terence Hill gave a lighthearted interview with CNN:
    https://youtu.be/zoz4Jo5N_tY

    As I’ve explained before — Skippy’s actual identity was determined by using a software algorithm created to detect plagiarism and it revealed his digital fingerprint.

    (Señor THINK did something similar to myself by uncovering my naval Curriculum Vitae and even accurately showed the notable scoundrels of my family tree!)

    Skippy’s knowledge about Brazil consists of what he reads in his socialist newspapers and a supposedly intimate knowledge about filthy Brazilian toilet paper.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pugol-H

    Chicureo/Jack Bauer
    Good afternoon gentlemen, I trust all is well with you and yours.

    At least Brazil is in a better state than Argentina or Venezuela.

    I see the Blithering Idiot blithers on inanely, as ever.

    I wonder what wonderful medical/pop psychology condition he will be diagnosing on this thread.

    Without so much as a shred of evidence as to the condition, or his qualification to diagnose it.

    Dunning-Kruger in Spades.

    Talking of ‘Cock and Bull’, this is the closest Fuckwitt ever got to a Valiant Bomber.

    https://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA39405

    Saludos de Colonia Nervia Glevensium.

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L (ttwh) . . . & . . . J A C K


    We knew Terence was not an octogenarian by simply asking a simple inquiry about his fictional service in the RAF which revealed hm as a pathological liar!

    Although Terence is shy of admitting — the LOCAL LEGEND Terence Hill actually has his own Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Jessop

    ... -.- .. .--. .--. -.-- / .. ... / -.- .-. -.-- .--. - --- -. .. - . / ..-. --- .-. / - . .-. .-. -.--

    Here in the Aconcagua Valley we are enjoying a marvelous Springtime and we’re achieving a very good yield from our orchards. Markets are excellent — but ocean logistics are more complicated this season.

    Besides our modest production of Hass avocados — our family garden has been currently providing us with plentiful asparagus spears to enjoy at the table.

    My mid-day meal is thick-cut smoked bacon, tomato, avocado and garden lettuce on German rye bread accompanied with an ice-cold Kunstmann beer.

    I’m currently enjoying a relaxed bachelorhood as Madame is away visiting a Lycée Français school friend in near Chillán. (Located about 400 km south of Santiago.)

    I’ll be dining on garlic butter sautéed asparagus with a grilled sirloin with a wonderful Viña Arboleda Carménère this evening with one of my grandfather’s books: ‘The Jungle’ by Upton Sinclair printed in 1906.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    “Skippy has claimed he served in the RAF…” Your sock puppet has never posted here.

    “An assertion is a statement offered as a conclusion without supporting evidence. Since an argument is defined as a logical relationship between premise and conclusion, a simple assertion is not an argument.”
    Ignoring the Burden of Proof http ://learn.lexiconic.net/fallacies/index.htm

    “Philosophers connect sentences with various items, such as thoughts, facts and states of affairs. Thoughts are either true or false in an absolute sense, never both or neither.“
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; States of Affairs; First published Tue Mar 27, 2012

    Thus, you have proved yourself a liar.

    Aha, the coat-tail riding, dingleberry, perpetual loser enabler to the rescue.
    “Talking of ‘Cock and Bull’.
    Oh! I just love it, when give me the opening to show what a lying bag of shite, you really are.
    ”The Valiant element subsequently acquired sole title to the squadron number plate before moving to Finningley in 1958 where it was promptly renumbered as No 18 Sqn.”
    https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documents/Research/RAF-Historical-Society-Journals/Journal-28-Seminar-Electronic-Warfare.pdf. p67

    “When the Narcissist Fails
    When things begin to sour for the narcissist here is what we can expect: They will try to first misdirect us or claim there is nothing to the allegations or circumstances. If evidence is presented, they will seek to have it invalidated or claim that it is false, but most certainly not true.

    Any evidence presented, and those that present it will be attacked vindictively. The better the evidence the more aggressive the attack. The narcissist will engage enablers to simultaneously attack those who offer proof or evidence, even if it embarrassingly exposes their behavior as that of spineless sycophants.

    The narcissist will expect, the enablers to lie for them.
    https ://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/spycatcher/202007/when-the-narcissist-fails

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L (ttwh) . . . & . . . J A C K


    As mentioned, I’m exceptionally pleased how our expanded family garden has shown marvelous development with visible rigorous plant growth of which the herbs, lettuce and asparagus have already provided us with bountiful yields.

    Pugol — as you predicted — the Dunning-Kruger affliction is highly evident! Obviously Skippy is completely ranting from his extensive psychotic therapy counseling reflecting his exceptional cognitive phobias and very complicated sexual issues with women.

    I would never go low to say anything detrimental about his mother (especially as she seems very loving and supportive) — but his highly complex fear of intimate sexual relations are highly revealing!

    Jack of course fully exposed his sexual deflowering with Long Dong Silver and Pugol was the first to discern Skippy’s sexual envy of my countryside lifestyle.

    Skippy’s nightmare: https://youtu.be/afq0yJvEU2Q

    He certainly provides a very satisfying feeling of schadenfreude!


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    “Skippy is completely ranting.”
    The party you are using as a sock puppet has never posted here, as it´s your obligation to prove.

    “Pugol the enabler was the first to discern … envy of my countryside lifestyle.”
    Yeah, I can´t wait to rush out and watch avocados grow.

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). A type of personality disorder in which a person has grandiose fantasies of success and power with few or no achievements behind the fantasies. People with the disorder are constantly comparing themselves to others and feeling envious. They may also feel others are envious of them. They believe they are unique and entitled to special treatment, admiration, and obedience. In addition, they lack emotional empathy and have a willingness to exploit others for their own benefit.

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L (ttwh) . . . & . . . J A C K


    Skippy the LOCAL LEGEND Terence Hill — is certainly correct that part of my enjoyment of life is watching avocados grow. I also adore our table grapes which we will begin harvesting in late January and early February.

    But perhaps my favorite avocation is family vegetable and fruit gardening for the tables of our mestizo gypsy clan.

    Meanwhile Terence seems highly focused on legally quarreling with TRANSEXUALS,

    Besides continuously lecturing us with cut and paste diatribes from psychological articles and intense psychotherapy counseling he reflects his demented character.

    Here in a televised court case Terence sued one of his dates for being CAT-FISHED!

    https://youtu.be/ry523uCs7qY

    (This is from Terence’s personal YouTube account: iamskippy.com)


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo & Pugol-H

    “What do you think will happen in the upcoming elections?”

    Hard to say... currently, voters are polarized between the far left & Bolsonaro.....the far left hasn't made up its mind - at least not officially - who it'll support, but Lula likes to think that he runs the show, 'n while he is purposely ambigious as to whether he will run or not - because it's clear he is not confident he could win - he wants to leave a door open to sneak out of, if the going gets rough.

    Bolsonaro, while having done a few good things, destroys that by his wreckless attitudes and his political interference in just about everything. He acts like he's being threatened and has to know what's going on (in independent govt agencies), even if he, as president, does not have the right to know. An example : his intereference in the Federal Police last year, trying to discover what they had found out regrdng his eldest son's corruption scheme while he was in Rio's State legislature.....which eventually led Moro to tell him to get stuffed.

    Since then he has acted more 'n more like a tyrant, listening to no one except his 3 stupid sons. He is a complete nut case, and investigations are showing that he and his own family, including ex-wives, are up to their necks in corruption...on a lesser scale than Lula was, but nevertheless just as disgusting. In my opinion, his is own worst enemy, and is doing a great job in helping the 9-fingered ex-con's campaign.

    On the other hand, and still rather timidly, a 3rd option is being prepared, by those who don't want neither Lula, nor Bolsonaro. Mainly the biz community.

    Congress is divided into 3 groups, far left, far right 'n centre. Both extremes also have members in the centre, which is the largest group and gives Bolsonaro his assurance he won't be impeached. But even many in the centre group along with politicians from the moderate left, are seeing the need to build a 3rd option, which can hopefully, defeat both extremes.

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


    Jack — I appreciate your perspective. I hope all is well with you and your family.

    Although I cheered Bolsonaro in the beginning — obviously he’s stumbled on some very key issues. Certainly the corrupt media has unfairly attacked your President with relentless bias as they have shown a blind eye to the PT and Lula’s profane looting of your country’s wealth.

    According to a farmer I know in Petrolina — he’s sadly concluded the nine fingered criminal will win the presidency.

    Bolsonaro’s hesitance to utilize mRNA vaccines may actually be very favorable to Brazil.

    Unlike the traditionally inactivated-virus developed Chinese Sinovac (which all the adult members of our extended family received) — the other popular vaccines utilize molecules of antigen-encoding mRNA into immune cells and apparently it’s become a disaster.

    In any case — let’s hope your countrymen find a path to recover political stability.

    As it’s close to sunset — I’m getting ready to prepare a two-finger-thick sirloin steak of about 400 grams with garlic butter and a fresh sprig of rosemary accompanied with the beautiful asparagus spears from our garden.

    I’ve already pulled the cork of a ‘12 Viña Arboleda Carménère that’s outstanding and will be wonderful to savor while reading.

    Speaking of savoring — our neighbor that began Viña Arboleda also developed some of Chile’s greatest icons nearby our farm: https://youtu.be/scqPw21zHp0


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Terence Hill

    “This is from Terence’s personal YouTube account: iamskippy.com”

    His only association is with you, and no one else. You are only one projecting him.

    ”What is Psychological Projection (In Layman’s Terms)?

    What happens when you have a whole bunch of uncomfortable, embarrassing and annoying emotions that you don’t want to unconsciously deal with? According to famous psychologist Sigmund Freud these emotions are projected on to other people, so that other people become carriers of our own perceived flaws. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for us, this form of emotional displacement makes it much easier to live with ourselves … because everyone else is responsible for our misery – not us!
    As a result of externalizing our emotions and perceiving them in others, we continue suffering terribly, often creating false self-images that portray us as “the victim” or “the good/righteous person” when the reality is that we aren’t.“
    https://lonerwolf.com/psychological-projection/

    “An assertion is a statement offered as a conclusion without supporting evidence. Since an argument is defined as a logical relationship between premise and conclusion, a simple assertion is not an argument.”
    Ignoring the Burden of Proof http ://learn.lexiconic.net/fallacies/index.htm

    “Philosophers connect sentences with various items, such as thoughts, facts and states of affairs. Thoughts are either true or false in an absolute sense, never both or neither.”
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; States of Affairs; First published Tue Mar 27, 2012
    Thus, you have proved yourself a liar.

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 11:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo

    “According to a farmer I know in Petrolina — he’s sadly concluded the nine fingered criminal will win the presidency.”

    Chicureo, the political mood in Petrolina (State of PE, northeast region) is probably slightly different to that in the south and southeast.
    Anyway, I'd say it's a bit early for Lula to count his chickens.....reasons for this, is that up in the NE, Bolsonaro has managed to captivate a lot of voters for two main reasons.... 1st because the NE is more sensitive to govt handouts than other regions, due to the widespread poverty, and Bolsonaro's “emergency” help which has given his popularity a boost....in the same way that it used to be the ex-con's stronghold due to the “Bolsa Família”.....and 2nd, due to a great deal of ignorance, most people have short memories - while they remember what happened 'yesterday', they forget what happened the day 'before yesterday'.
    If they weren't so stupid, collectively speaking, one might think they'd realize that neither of the two options is a good solution.....but to expect them to act logically, is asking too much.

    The chances are, that if the 3rd option takes off in the south and southeast, the influence of the northeasterners in the total vote won't be so significant, in that neither of the current 'obvious' candidates will win.

    But things in Brazil can change overnight, and only after the election campaign starts for real, will we get a clearer picture

    Unfortunately, South and Central America are plagued by these pseudo-democrats, who preach socialism as a means to get elected, and then steal like crazy....problem is the idiots who believe that socialism is the cure to all evils.....just need to look at Venezuela, to know that is pure, unadulterated bullsh*t.

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


    Jack — again I appreciate your observations and I realize my farmer friend only reflects the mood of the Nordeste of your country.

    Personally my experience in the São Francisco Valley between your Pernambuco and Bahia states — was that the local governments were corrupt (especially in Bahia).

    Although we continuously experienced delays in accomplishing projects due to the attitude of the workers — we we amazed how quickly and efficiently they could construct refrigeration facilities or highly complex electrical installations.

    Your country was always surprising compared to Argentina and Peru where I also consulted well over a decade ago.

    As you may know — my country will elect a new president this year and by our constitution a president is allowed only 4 years without reelection until the following term.

    We too are facing an uncertain political future…

    Let’s hope that in the end — positive results will occur!

    Regarding our LOCAL LEGEND — Skippy “doth protest too much, methinks”

    Each time I share his videos — he suffers in painful agony…

    https://youtu.be/LBBrSSyp7_M

    Schadenfreude is a wondrous sensation while enjoying my Carménère…


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 03:10 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    “Our LOCAL LEGEND — Skippy “doth protest too much”
    He’s not here, and your not all here.

    “Transference, first described by Sigmund Freud, is a phenomenon in psychotherapy in which there is an unconscious redirection of feelings from one person to another. In his later writings, Freud learned that understanding the transference was an important piece of the psychotherapeutic work.
    According to The Source, published in 2001, ”During transference, people turn into a 'biological time machine.“' A nerve is struck when someone says or does something that reminds you of your past. This creates an ”emotional time warp“ that transfers your emotional past and your psychological needs into the present.”
    https ://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/learning-play/201001/transference

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 03:22 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    TO ALL CURIOUS MERCOPRESS READERS


    FACT - The LOCAL LEGEND Terence Hill is actually Skippy Jessop.

    He was born in Utah in 1977 and I have documented proof from his own social media accounts as well as independent reports ranging from local television reports to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper.

    His true identity was exposed utilizing a software algorithm developed to detect plagiarism — which revealed his undeniable digital fingerprint.*

    Skippy’s modus operandi is to deny the exposure and quote passages from psychological articles as he is documented as a patient undergoing extensive psychotic counseling therapy.

    Besides having his own website and YouTube channel — Terence has an infamous presence on the https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/postsearch.aspx chat site as
    “Skippy”.

    A typical video from his own channel: https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/postsearch.aspx

    Unfortunately for Skippy — he’s gained a substancial approximately 20 kilos body weight since the pandemic began and needs to seek bariatric surgery as he’s currently a heart-attack waiting to happen.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    (* The digital fingerprint discovery process was discussed in an earlier news article — but I would be happy to share for anyone inquiring the details.)

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Pugol-H

    Jack Bauer
    Good to hear you and thanks for your insight.

    From here it looks like the ‘evil of two lessers’.

    Does nobody in S. America notice that the rabid socialist leaders like Lula and CFK and also very rich?

    Chicureo-CMoTA
    For today’s selection of blither we have:

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Transference

    Psychological Projection

    Along with assorted links to descriptions of said conditions.

    And of course without so much as a shred of evidence as to the condition, or his qualification to diagnose it.

    Dunning-Kruger in Spades.

    A list of assertions, remembering ‘An assertion is a statement offered as a conclusion without supporting evidence’.

    .... . / .. ... / --. . - - .. -. --. / -. --- - .. -.-. . .- -... .-.. -.-- / -- --- .-. . / .-. .- -- -... .-.. .. -. --. / .- -. -.. / -.. .. ... -.-. --- -. -. . -.-. - . -.. .-.-.- / -- .- -.-- -... . / .... .. ... / -.-. --- -. -.. .. - .. --- -. / .. ... / -.. . - . .-. .. --- .-. .- - .. -. --. .-.-.- / .--. .-. --- -... .- -... .-.. -.-- / .... .- ... / - --- / .-- . .- .-. / .- / - .- --. / .-- .. - .... / .... .. ... / -. .- -- . / --- -. / .. - / -. --- .-- .- -.. .- -.-- ... .-.-.-

    Saludos de Colonia Nervia Glevensium.

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Jack Bauer

    Pugol-H

    “Does nobody in S. America notice that the rabid socialist leaders like Lula and CFK are also very rich?”

    In a civilized country, where the majority of the population is not made up of blithering idiots, probably 'yes', but in South America ?

    One needs to understand that public schooling in Brazil - with rare exceptions, such as some State Universities, not all - is very sub-standard, producing morons, especially after the forced quota system came into effect (2012, I think)...the system pushes such students through, regardless of whether they study or not....as the quota system cannot be seen as the dismal failure that it is, the result is that most 'quota' students graduate with no clue whatsoever to what they were supposed to learn..
    Quotas should not exist, instead, give scholarships to anyone poor who proves their value before they get to University, but the way it is, it doesn't work....but who cares, it's politically correct.....and the leftist, bleeding heart liberals love it.



    Chicureo
    “Schadenfreude is a wondrous sensation while enjoying my Carménère…”

    I can well imagine.....

    One of the big problems with Brazilian politics, is the structure of Congress....513 Federal Deputies in the Lower House, and 81 Senators. While the number of deputies in the lower house is supposed to vary according to the size of the State's population, the numbers still favour the smaller States in detriment of the larger ones, because the smaller ones end up having more than they should and the larger ones less.
    Also, 3 senators per State is totally unfair, as this disproportion gives the small, poor States as much power in Congress as the large ones, which literally carry the small ones on their shoulders. The 27 senators from the NE, represent 1/3 of the Senate, yet, collectively the 9 (nine) NE States produce less than 10% of Brazil's GDP.
    And to make it worse, it's usually those from the NE that are the most corrupt. Brazil is a thieves' paradise

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Terence Hill

    “Terence Hill is actually Skippy Jessop.”

    Which you can’t prove, simply because it isn’t true.
    All it shows is that you are a loser, because of your attempted fraud.
    Skippy is simply your obsession, that you’re foisting as a sock puppet.
    Why because you’re a narcissist loser.

    “The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.” Jill Ruckeshaus

    “Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Aha your dingleberry enabler is back, with his head still stuck up your ass.

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L . . . & . . . J A C K


    Oh my — it seems that Skippy is very upset while arguing with his perverted self.

    He does posses the marvelous skill of self debating his confused bipolar personality and still miserably losing!

    _____________________

    In Chile our political caste are all generally well educated — many abroad (such as Michelle Bachelet in East Germany) but the K-thru-12 school you attend — sets your political career. (It used to be only family linage which still remains an important factor.)

    Regarding the upcoming Chile elections — the political mood here is highly mixed — similar to Brazil where we will probably experience none of the candidates receiving over the 50% required* to be elected President. Our constitution requires a runoff election of the two highest vote candidates and it’s not clear who will prevail. (* For example: Allende won with only 36.2% in 1970!)

    There is a strong anti-immigrant backlash as the large influx of economic migrants as well as imposed Haitian migration has depressed the pay scale for low-skilled labor. It also has placed a major overload of our public education and health systems.

    Fortunately we have a strong independent central bank and they have remained very conservative.

    Meanwhile the avocados are progressively being harvested and the vineyards are showing vigorous growth with a high quality of bunches (that will require thinning of half) as well as our family fruit trees showing very good estimated yields for our table.

    The Naval oranges are extraordinarily sweet this Spring and I’ve been feasting on garden asparagus.

    Despite our strong currency we are now seeing is the rapid cost of imported fuel, goods and equipment. The cost of sea freight has skyrocketed!

    This however should be an outstanding season for us!

    My very best regards to you both and for all those you hold dear.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo

    Politics in South America is a dirty activity, and with few exceptions, usually attracts the worst in society....people with no sense of honour, no moral formation, they just join the game to make a quick buck and screw the people.
    They think they are smarter than everyone else, but when their crimes are uncovered, they always become aggressive, indignant and swear they will prove their innocence during the proceedings.....most of the accused are indeed the scum of society, however, with good lawyers (paid with money stolen from the taxpayer), and a few immoral technical legal gimmicks, plus the help of corruptible judges, their cases get thrown out without even being investigated. That is how things work here.

    I hope Chile's new constitution will be a viable proposition, and not just a piece of paper loaded with rights and no obligations.....that's what usually happens when you get lousy leftist liberals running the show, and a gullible population.

    Due to the lack of sea containers, export freight here has become so damned expensive, that many times it exceeds the value of the goods.....I am glad I am no longer working in shipping, as nowadays it's just pure pressure and stress.

    On the other hand, good to see that you are optimistic.

    Salud !!!

    PS : I see sadly, that some things never change.....sickening, if you let it bother you.....but always a good laugh.

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Terence Hill

    “Skippy is very upset …”
    He isn’t here at all, while you’re not all here.

    “Internet trolls have a mental disorder.

    An Internet troll is someone who joins an online discussion and posts comments designed to upset or disrupt the conversation. Often, it is quickly evident that their sole purpose is to upset everyone. They will lie, exaggerate, defame and vituperate just to create a response and derail a thread.

    Some researchers from Canada sought to find out what type of person would do this and why. Their study, published in the September 2014 issue of Personality and Individual Differences, found that cybertrolling was an Internet manifestation of everyday sadism.

    The study authors wrote that the Dark Tetrad scores were off the charts for Internet trolls and “… the associations between sadism and GAIT (Global Assessment of Internet Trolling) scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists.”
    https://personalliberty.com/internet-trolls-have-a-mental-disorder/

    Oct 20th, 2021 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


    Another great morning in Panquehue! A bit overcast — but with a clear sky predicted for later in the day.

    Jack — my perspective about political leaders is a bit different — although power does certainly corrupt the personal character. I have had the fortune/ misfortune to have briefly met all the Presidents of Chile since Pinochet assumed power. It’s my hope our next President and constitution being formed will be not harmful to our continued success!

    Breakfast was a large Baileys coffee and my latest version of an avocado California omelet with chèvre and asparagus. It was absolutely delicious!

    For lunch with my daughter — I’ve decided making my version of Spring salad with what’s at hand here — utilizing jamón serrano, asparagus spears, freshly harvested Gem lettuce, a quartered marinated artichoke heart, thinly sliced French radish, avocado, roasted pistachios and crumbled Fourme d'Ambert cheese dressed with a honey lemon vinaigrette.

    (Our refrigerator is filling with asparagus spears — all bundled vertically in two baking pans with the bottoms sitting on wet tea towels. They need to be distributed to our gypsy clan.)

    I had an interesting conversation last night with Madame who’s now with her girlfriend in the south. She apparently is having a great time.

    I learned that besides all the other items — they also produce cherries, blueberries and raspberries.

    Of all they grow — only the apples and kiwi are currently profitable. Their specialty gourmet products are all consistently losing money.

    Tomorrow they are making cheese together as they both are gypsy campesinas at heart.

    Meanwhile — I selected one of Joseph Conrad's works ‘The Rescue, A Romance of the Shallows’ (printed in 1920) from my grandfather’s library as I savor another wine from our cellar.

    I’ve read from Conrad before and he was an excellent writer! I’m enjoying the peaceful semi-solitude.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    “I have … briefly met all the Presidents of Chile”

    “Narcissism and how to survive it

    They think that everyone is profoundly interested in their opinion about just about anything, irrespective of content.
    They are very judgmental of you and everyone else, will make wild suppositions on little or no evidence
    THEY JUST LOVE TO NAME DROP
    They project their motives and intentions on to others
    They feel like they are above the law as they are special people
    They do not argue logically so you never get anywhere with them and they can easily change their mind mid argument
    They inappropriately assume knowledge or intimacy with others far too quickly or take a haughty superior attitude without anything to back it up.”
    http://narcissistory.com/?cat=10

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Pugol-H

    Chicureo/Jack Bauer
    Thank you both for the commentaries on the political situations in your respective countries.

    I have found that getting the view first hand from the Natives, gives a much better perspective and level of understanding of a situation than a Copy/Pasting of some or other blither, vaguely connected to the subject, if you’re lucky.

    However, be assured, I do not now think I’m expert on the subject having read just your postings, rather it informs me of how much I do not know and indeed have yet to learn.

    Stay Well Compadres.

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo,
    your dining habits make my mouth water.....but that's what having a good life is all about.

    Enjoying life is what matters.

    What doesn't really matter, but 'en-passant', you may have noticed that I have refrained from mentioning Terence the F*ckwitt, with the intention of not experiencing the displeasure of reading his garbage, but it's easy to see that even when he is NOT mentioned, he feels an unhealthy urge to interfere and to criticize what others write.....

    Ex: you mentioned you had “met all the Presidents of Chile”.....OK, you were just stating a fact during our conversation on politicians, with no criticism nor praise.....yet, the F*ckwitt manages to find something in that, to become unpleasant about and to imply you are a narcissist...

    The reasons behind this attitude are multiple, and I ain't going to bother naming them because it's a waste of time, but I must say that the result is the image of a nasty, envious creature, who cannot see anyone happy, or enjoying life, without trying to insult, to belittle, or to ridicule them....without success I must add, because he incessantly repeats the same crap, over and over again, and to use one of the creatures favourite words, “ad-nauseam”.

    The habit of continually defining words - as if everyone else is a moron - the use of quotes - only other people's opinions, no more no less, not facts - becomes boring and shows an accute lack of imagination, which under normal circumstances, would make a person not want to attract unwelome attention to themselves.....but the F*ckwitt's inferiority complex is so f*cking big, he has to try to compensate it by attracting attention, even if further detrimental to his already disgusting image.
    His childish attempts to convince readers he is what he never was, is pathetic, but it all fits in with his nasty personality.

    I know that with the above, I'm taking the risk of incurring the beast's wrath, but afaic, it's water off a duck's back.

    salud !!!

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Terence Hill

    “I have found that getting the view first hand from the Natives …”

    Aha, the coat-tail riding, dingleberry, perpetual loser enabler to the rescue.
    Nice to see your endorsement of two self-declared fascists, it says everything about yourself.

    50 Jack Bauer; “Military taking over again, … they did it to prevent Brazil from being handed over to the communists. ... the Military , I hope, would be there again to save Brazil
    http://en .mercopress.com/2015/01/26/brazil-supportive-of-mercosur-as-long-as-it-does-not-turn-into-a-burden/comments#comment378210

    Chicureo “Although I've defended Pinochet despite his regrettable actions...I support nationalists that are willing to protect their nation ...Just giving the vote to women has resulted in our current nightmare.”

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


    Poor Skippy — apparently ingested SOUR GRAPES for breakfast!

    I appreciate the very kind comments from both you. We three have all experienced an interesting life. (I remember Fidel Castro here in Chile for an entire month!)

    I’ve always said that everyone understood that Pinochet made some errors — but he had an excellent will and perseverance to reconstruct our destroyed country after the overthrow of the evil Marxist government!

    Financially he saved our family from bankruptcy with new programs to support exporting and certainly kept our society far away from corruption.

    Aylwin and Frei were boring. Lagos (the socialist) I actually shared a pizza with him AFTER his presidency and actually liked him personally!

    Michelle Bachelet I first got to know her when she became minister of defense and despite her background she was very friendly with our navy (including becoming the “godmother” of one of our Scorpène-class submarines.)

    Her first presidency however was not as friendly as our naval intelligence agency was gutted and diminished. Piñera (despite his personality quirks) is one of the most intelligent Presidents in the modern era and became a billionaire outside politics. (I recommend reading his biography!)

    The two highly corrupt politicians that I actually really enjoyed meeting was Carlos Menem (who perhaps was the most charming I’ve ever encountered) when he was exiling himself here in Chile with the former Miss Universe (Cecilia Bolocco). I also had an opportunity to dine with Alberto Fujimori at our Hacienda Chicureo Golf Club where he was under a very loose house arrest at one of the homes inside the club.

    Fujimori was very cordial and an agronomist — I used to watch his Peruvian television program about farming. (He’s a brilliant individual with a Masters degree in mathematics and was top in his class in agronomy!) I’m saddened how he has been mistreated — but power does corrupt!


    Cheers!

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    ”Aylwin and Frei were boring. Lagos I actually shared a pizza with him AFTER his presidency … Michelle Bachelet I first got to know her when …The two that I … meeting was Carlos Menem, I also had an opportunity to dine with Alberto Fujimori at our Hacienda Chicureo Golf …

    Keep dotting the I’s and ticking the boxes, strange how these experts are able to predict exactly how you will act.

    “Narcissism and how to survive it

    They think that everyone is profoundly interested in their opinion about just about anything, irrespective of content.
    They are very judgmental of you and everyone else, will make wild suppositions on little or no evidence
    THEY JUST LOVE TO NAME DROP
    They project their motives and intentions on to others
    They feel like they are above the law as they are special people
    They do not argue logically so you never get anywhere with them and they can easily change their mind mid argument
    They inappropriately assume knowledge or intimacy with others far too quickly or take a haughty superior attitude without anything to back it up.”
    http://narcissistory.com/?cat=10

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


    My persnickety daughter complimented my salad! She’s now off to deliver asparagus and visit her charming paramour.

    As Skippy marvels about my unique social encounters — I should add some of the interesting my life span anecdotes.

    (If Señor THINK was with us — he’d confirm the strange oddities as he knows my CV and my family’s scandalous history.)

    I was born into a prominent land-holding family and was afforded the privilege of education at the Grange School. I studied German as an elective — but my real interest was studying English literature.

    Fortunately after graduation — because Argentina was a threat — I was given (due to my English proficiency) a full scholarship to our naval academy. (I was a cadet during the Malvinas War.)

    Pinochet did NOT give our family land back — but did provide loans with my father and uncle used to buy and develop hillside being used to graze goats. (Planting vineyards and orchards is very expensive.)

    After receiving my first commission in my tailored uniform with shiny brass buttons — at a party I encountered an underage Lycée Français enchantresse that I dishonorably impregnated with our first daughter. (In all fairness both my grandfathers were far more scandalous!)

    It was a family disgrace to say the least — but certainly one of the most fortunate!

    Most my naval career was at a desk — although I was a cadet on our four-masted barquentine Esmeralda for an entire high seas tour. I also served aboard a couple of frigates but never commanded a vessel. (Continuing as an active reserve officer was absolutely marvelous!)

    My dear father gave me the wise counsel to find a third profession and for several years as I continued in the navy — I was successful in farm consulting and fruit export. (That’s how I acquired my cousin’s interest in the farm.)

    In the end — the really perceived bad things in life — actually became the most fortunate!

    Life is always surprising!


    Cheers!

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Jack Bauer

    Pugol-H

    YOU : “I have found that getting the view first hand from the Natives …”

    FROM THE SOURPUSS F*CKWITT : ”Aha, the coat-tail riding, dingleberry, perpetual loser enabler to the rescue.
    Nice to see your endorsement of two self-declared fascists, it says everything about yourself”.

    And coming from the ahole who alleges we appeal to name calling, bla,bla, bla....It's no use trying to be civil, he just can't resist poking his proboscis where it's not called and criticizing the contents of our posts.....truly idiotic.
    What he conveniently forgets - or maybe he is unable to remember...Alzheimers ?? - that it was he, a few years ago, who first started being belligerant by rudely challenging the opinions, repeat opinions of others. I have long pointed out that opinions are only opinions, not not given as facts, and that I or anyone else have the right to express them...we don't need a supercilious sob to come along and try to tell us what we should think, far less an ahole who lies about his own life, to hide the sh*t. Poor, unhappy turd, living in a dingy basement



    Chicureo

    He accuses you of being narcissistic because you 'dropped' a few names of presidents you have met, and talked with.....the cave dweller becomes jealous because the only thing he ever talked to, were the turds he swilled down the RAF toilets, as well as the bat 'droppings' all over his 'cave'....they at least never talked back to him, never told him how much crap he spouts, so he naturally gets offended when someone intelligent says a few truths about him.
    I could go on and on about this weirdo, but it's not worth it.

    Pugol, Chicureo, have a good day !

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


    Speaking of name dropping — one of the most interesting and inspiring individuals I’ve fortunately met was Robert Mondavi when our family was growing wine grapes.

    He came to my country with amazing insights and his unending enthusiasm for wine was alone itself intoxicating! He invited us to visit the beautiful Napa Valley and our group were entertained by his Swiss wife Margrit at their restaurant named after Julia Child located in Napa. (Very fond memories!)

    Sadly the legacy was squandered by his children — but what an amazing individual!

    Wine producing is a terrible financial hobby that is only for the wealthy! (The actual successful wine business is controlled by large consortiums.)

    You mention the costs of container freight — the USA Asia business has become a nightmare: https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/10/21/shipping-costs-surge-california-asia/

    The entire western coast of the USA is in complete uncertain chaos!

    One certainty is that Joseph Conrad is a pleasure to read with a goblet of Carménère.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Terence Hill

    “Speaking of name dropping …”

    “Why Do Narcissists Lie So Much?
    September 5, 2020 by Alexander Burgemeester
    “… They lie about ... WHAT THEY HAD FOR DINNER.“

    “When the Narcissist Fails

    When things begin to sour for the narcissist here is what we can expect: They will try to first misdirect us or claim there is nothing to the allegations or circumstances. If evidence is presented, they will seek to have it invalidated or claim that it is false, but most certainly not true.
    Any evidence presented, and those that present it will be attacked vindictively. The better the evidence the more aggressive the attack. The narcissist will engage enablers to simultaneously attack those who offer proof or evidence, even if it embarrassingly exposes their behavior as that of spineless sycophants.
    The narcissist will expect, the enablers to lie for them.
    https ://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/spycatcher/202007/when-the-narcissist-fails

    Oct 21st, 2021 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Pugol-H

    Jack Bauer/ Chicureo
    Read almost any of the Fuckwitt’s posts and his overpowering envy of Chicureo’s, admittedly somewhat envious, lifestyle, is plain to see. Absolutely no denying it, although he will try.

    His comment about fine wines and a Baileys coffee (Baileys coffee really sets him off) was:

    “When you are bizarrely so outrageous, and indicate you are consuming alcohol”.

    Clearly not in the real world, here for entertainment value only and with nothing to contribute but blither.

    I keep meaning to ask Brasshole about ‘Brazilian toilet habits’ and ‘bags of soiled bumf’.

    I’m afraid our friendly neighbourhood Fuckwitt does not have all his cups in the cupboard to say the least.

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    Stay Well Compadres.

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    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pogul-X

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  • Terence Hill

    “His overpowering envy of Chicureo’s lifestyle, is plain to see”

    Says the: “The narcissist will engage enablers to simultaneously attack those who offer proof or evidence, even if it embarrassingly exposes their behavior as that of spineless sycophants.”
    The narcissist will expect, the enablers to lie for them.
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/spycatcher/202007/when-the-narcissist-fails

    If that was so, it would be easily plain to prove.

    “An assertion is a statement offered as a conclusion without supporting evidence. Since an argument is defined as a logical relationship between premise and conclusion, a simple assertion is not an argument.”
    Ignoring the Burden of Proof http ://learn.lexiconic.net/fallacies/index.htm

    “Philosophers connect sentences with various items, such as thoughts, facts and states of affairs. Thoughts are either true or false in an absolute sense, never both or neither.”
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; States of Affairs; First published Tue Mar 27, 2012

    Thus, you have proved yourself a liar.

    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Pugol-H

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  • Terence Hill

    “Who first started … by rudely challenging the opinions, repeat opinions of others.”

    Again, you do what always do which is lie. You and the narcissist have both misrepresented the historical facts of your countries. I have merely shown that the contemporary sources contradict your unsupported claim.

    “The military option was better than the communist”
    http://en.mercopress.com/2017/05/25/brazilian-ex-presidents-discussing-the-outcome-of-the-political-situation/comments#comment467324

    ”Inconveniently, the US can point to nothing even remotely threatening done by the Brazilian Communist Party, and early in 1964, Russian leader Khrushchev refuses even token financial aid to Goulart, not wishing to tangle with the US over the country. “
    Brazil Herald, 3/6/64

    ”While interest in the history of the PCB declines after 1958, it becomes even more scarce during the administration of President João Goulart. In this period the PCB is only cited in a superficial manner. In addition to the generalized expressions which see it as part of the 'left' of the time,”
    The Brazilian Communist Party and João Goulart's Administration. Jorge Ferreirahttp
    http ://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0102-01882013000200007&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en

    “The only credited source for the so-called ‘communist-threat’ is:
    “Making the rounds of Brazil's major industrialists, de Paiva was able to appeal to their interests by translating his visceral hatred of communism into a simple message they could understand: Goulart wants to take away from you that which is yours. In this way, de Paiva was able to drum up close to $20,000 a month in donations. … The denial of all political rights and the suppression of working-class efforts to gain a more equitable share of Brazil's enormous natural wealth give the lie to the country's “economic miracle” that foreign investors proclaim. Whatever gains are realised are by only a small elite.”
    Brazil and CIA by Peter Gribbin

    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L (ttwh) . . . & . . . J A C K


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    As I anticipated — my daughter went AWOL with her paramour as the harvest is going along smoothly. (She has promised to be at our co-packer facility in the afternoon.)

    I’ve already ordered two delicious beef empanadas baked by the nearby old lady — which I’ll enjoy with a ginger ale.

    I finished the Joseph Conrad treasure early this morning — which was a pleasure to read.

    As my gypsy daughter is dining this evening with me and the asparagus continue to yield a plethora of spears I’m planning a similar salad as described before — except replacing the bacon with a large sliced chicken breast.

    It will be very interesting to hear her observations.

    Part of my day is monitoring the current Hass avocado market information and although freight rates have significantly risen the demand is incredibly exceeding expectations.

    According to what I’m reading — the world avocado market is expected to grow — reaching a total market size of USD17.905 billion by 2025.

    In comparison — specific Chile Hass avocado revenue last season was its highest record to date — and our export association is again anticipating even higher net returns!

    We as a family enterprise are going against the market trend as we’re exclusively focusing on our primary customers of Wegmans Food Markets in the North East USA and TESCO in the UK — with absolutely nothing to Asia which seems is offering higher returns.

    Table grapes are always volatile as although our valley miraculously was spared by a rare mid-season rainfall (destroying the grape harvest) our net returns was the highest our family has ever experienced.

    Agriculture is the riskiest gambling casino on our planet Earth…

    I still need to select a dusty bottle from the cellar and a forgotten book from the library for the evening…


    Cheers to the both of you!

    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo, Pugol-H

    Wow, now the F*ckwitt has really got his knickers in a twist...

    The F*CKWITT : “Again, you do what always do which is lie. You and the narcissist have both misrepresented the historical facts of your countries. I have merely shown that the contemporary sources contradict your unsupported claim”.

    The creature has the nerve to claim that both Chicureo and I have lied about “historical facts” in our countries....at least he admits that we expressed our opinions about facts in OUR countries, those that WE were brought up in and in which the F*ckwitt has never set foot...If he claims he has, let him prove it.

    But what he is incapable of understanding - brown matter instead of grey, in his head ? - and constantly harps on like a broken record, is my opinion that “The military option was better than the communist”...to use the F*ckwitt's words, “I was 'merely' ” expressing my opinion, which I support until today...why can't anyone have an opinion differento his ?
    As the F*ckwitt disagrees with that opinion, we can all safely conclude that he prefers communism, as he can't see the evil in it....which is perfectly understandable, given that only an idiot would accept a political regime in which he is told what to do and then bows his head.

    He does not realize that if he only consults leftist sources, he will always be led to believe that “Inconveniently, the US can point to nothing even remotely threatening done by the Brazilian Communist Party,....etc etc”......he refuses to check the facts outside his commie comfort zone as the truth would make his brown matter heat up and stink even more.

    As you well said Pugol, his envy regarding our life styles is obvious, making him feel worse than the “cocô do cavalo do bandido” (the poop of the horse of the bandit)......

    As for the name tag on his creature collar, in case the dog catchers should pick him up, his Ma has written “hazardous material - if found, please take to shelter and have gassed”.

    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L (ttwh) . . . & . . . J A C K


    Pugol — you’ll note that I acted upon your kind and wise recommendations.

    Oh, Jack — “cocô do cavalo do bandido” has me LMAO! Priceless!

    In 1971 my wise father said “conoce tu enemigo” and ordered me to read ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Das Kapital’ — then afterwards studying ‘The Revolution Betrayed’ by Leon Trotsky.

    Trotsky wrote about what my country became — an incompetent Marxist bureaucracy in which a few privileged officials lived at the expense of the great mass of the campesinos while throughly destroying our economy.

    Chile went from a self sustaining country into what we see in Cuba with very limited food and goods available —that were allowed only with ration cards — or on the black market.

    Although my family produced wine grapes — our primary production was corn situated on land that was expropriated to the idiot followers of Allende.

    I remember traveling to Mendoza Argentina and envying the prosperity with all the marvelous food and essential items unavailable in Chile. (We also loaded the automobile with toilet paper…)

    “Marxism is the vile acid that melts the hands who dare touch it!”

    I just had an interesting bubbling intercourse on the phone with Madame who’s having an adventure of milking goats and feeding chickens alongside making

    Today they’re making white cheddar goat cheese with both pimento and oregano chèvres.

    Her girlfriend’s son is a parter in a hog raising and process facility in Rancagua which Madame has been invited to tour. (This justifies Skippy’s observation that we’re just simple campesinos at heart.)

    I’ve already harvested over a dozen asparagus spears and a head of both Little Gem and baby Romaine lettuces along with a French radish from our garden.

    The weather here is marvelous and I’ll dine al fresco with my gypsy daughter on the garden patio.


    Saudações cordiais do vale do Aconcágua!

    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    “To claim that both Chicureo and I have lied about “historical facts” in our countries”.

    JB “Your insistence that I'm a fascist”
    Brazil's corruption scandals reach Lula da Silva: ...

    12 Jack Bauer; “..'Military dictatorship', ..history is showing,.. that it was good for Brazil

    50 Jack Bauer; “Military taking over again, ….. they did it to prevent Brazil from being handed over to the communists. ... the Military , I hope, would be there again to save Brazil“
    the coup was executed to head-off a planned communist uprising

    ”That in 1964 I preferred the military over the communists....” Then you better show which bed they were hiding under, since historically you are shown to be a liar.

    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


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    As today was exceptionally warm — I decided to make my favorite milkshake of which I share with you two exclusively!

    2 parts of the best quality vanilla icecream you have and 1 part Baileys in the blender until smooth! Enjoy!

    I should warn you however — that the result is highly addictive!

    On a marvelous note — my Schwiegertochter has delightfully informed me that they will be arriving to the farmhouse tomorrow!

    It’s always amusing when a Marxist sycophant lectures us about the Communism evil that continues to infect our continent.

    I’m convinced that Skippy is an adherent to the Órgano oficial del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba and the newspaper ‘Classe Operária’ as well as the magazine ‘Princípios’ which matches his “useful idiot” intellect!


    Saudações cordiais do vale do Aconcagua!

    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    “I’m convinced that Skippy is an adherent …”

    Who cares, he has never been here, and you’re not all here.

    “When a Marxist lectures us …”.

    ”Red-baiting, also 'reductio ad Stalinum (/ˈstɑːlɪnəm/), is an informal logical fallacy that intends to discredit the validity of an opponent's logical argument by accusing, denouncing, attacking, or persecuting an individual or group as communist, socialist, Marxist, Stalinist or anarchist, or sympathetic towards these ...”
    https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-baiting

    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L (ttwh) . . . & . . . J A C K


    For the gentleman that hails from Colonia Nervia Glevensium:
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    Although Skippy studies diligently from his Marxism for Dummies — I suggest instead he reads: https://images.cdn1.buscalibre.com/fit-in/360x360/4a/b6/4ab64f9f1d9c7a4a9eddf735b28db003.jpg

    I just finished slicing the chicken breast and decided to add pitted black olives with double the amount of truly delicious Fourme d'Ambert bovine blue cheese.


    Cheers from Panquehue!

    Oct 22nd, 2021 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    “The first indication of stupidity is a complete lack of shame”
    Sigmund Freud

    Oct 23rd, 2021 - 09:56 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)

    Absolutely beautiful day in the valley with a clear view of Aconcagua!

    The delicious breakfast with my daughter was again an avocado, asparagus and chèvre omelette with perfectly prepared cafè lattes.

    As advised — my son and his family arrived early this morning to escape Vitacura to the farm. The grandchildren alone are a joy and currently their parents are both on the Hondas enjoying the countryside.

    My Schwiegertochter has advised me that she’s in charge of the kitchen although my son and I are allowed to have an asado in the quincho which we’ll do in the afternoon.

    They’ve arrived with a marvelous butterflied boneless leg of lamb which has been trimmed of fat and currently sitting in a bag that was marinated last night.

    My son and I will grill and my “third daughter” will prepare the accompanying dishes.

    Our plans for the day is to simply enjoy the family and gardening with the grandchildren.

    Although my son cellars his wine collection here — he has brought as tribute a highly rated ‘16 Viña Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Petit Verdot.


    Saudações cordiais do vale do Aconcagua!

    Oct 23rd, 2021 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “Who lacks sex -speaks about sex, ... a person that talks about money has no money” Sigmund Freud

    Oct 23rd, 2021 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


    While my son and his charming bride are in the process of prepping the side-dishes — my gypsy daughter has kidnapped her niece and nephew to visit the old lady that bakes nearby.

    I’m at the quincho as we already have the leg of lamb sizzling over the grapewood coals — which requires constant vigilance. The aromatic smell of the marinated lamb is almost celestial!

    As soon as the grandchildren return — I’ll garden with them — including letting them pull a few carrots, cut the asparagus and pick the lettuces.

    This particular Saturday is exceptionally wonderful!

    Regarding the troll “who lacks sex” and claims to have “lots of fuck you money” — I earnestly hope our Freudian scholar reads my suggested book by George Orwell…

    As he’s a Marxist sycophant of Lula — I also suggest he reads a biography of Karl Marx who lived in filth, neglected his children, and never worked a day in his life. Due to neglect 4 of his 7 kids died before reaching adulthood.

    This is Skippy’s hero philosophy for Brazil and my country!


    Saudações cordiais do vale do Aconcagua!

    Oct 23rd, 2021 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    “Who lacks sex -speaks about sex, ... a person that talks about money has no money” Sigmund Freud

    Chicureo “Long Dong Silver in his mother’s basement — is his own sordid painful business…”

    Well, you would know since you've adopted wholesale Jack Bauer's little fantasy. The only time I've referenced those words was to show the origin of them, “Desperate for funds Jan 20th, 2016 - 03:12 pm ..why don't you pull Long-Dong Silver out of your closet”“

    ”Who lacks sex -speaks about sex, ... a person that talks about money has no money“ Sigmund Freud
    Chicureo ”Long Dong Silver in his mother’s basement — is his own sordid painful business…“
    Well, you would know since you've adopted wholesale Jack Bauer's little fantasy. The only time I've referenced those words was to show the origin of them, “Desperate for funds Jan 20th, 2016 - 03:12 pm ..why don't you pull Long-Dong Silver out of your closet””
    Chicureo “I’m hitched to the chaffing hardwood yoke but I do enjoy those perfumed bedsheets”

    Oct 23rd, 2021 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    J A C K . . . & . . . P U G O L (ttwh)


    This morning my Schwiegertochter prepared an amazing breakfast reflecting her Alemán-Chilean heritage with my other daughter freshly squeezing tangerines for juice for the children and to make mimosas for the adults. (We truly enjoy this refreshing combination of champenoise and tangerine.)

    Yesterday’s delicious rosemary garlic lamb was outstanding with leftovers now in the refrigerator — along with an amazing German mustard potato salad that we barely touched as we had a fresh garden salad and asparagus spears each wrapped with a thin slice of jamón Ibérico.

    The grandchildren and I constructed a bamboo frame structure and planted peas and beans at each of the four corners. (The bamboo roof will eventually be covered with peas and the children were delighted with the idea!)

    We also picked together Naval oranges, lemons and tangerines for them taking home.

    In the afternoon we’ll enjoy what we describe as “la once” which is an afternoon luncheon or “elevenses” highlighted with a creamy nectarine küchen. (* ONCE”actually represented the word aguardiente which is an eleven letter name for pisco.)

    This weekend is marvelous and I’m only saddened that they will return to Vitacura in the late afternoon — as well as my daughter departs to visit with her love interest.

    (Jack and Pugol — as speculated earlier Skippy does NOT understand the significance of the abbreviated title “S.A.C T.L. HILL” on his supposed tankard!)


    Saudações cordiais do vale do Aconcagua!

    Oct 24th, 2021 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    Terence Hill” is actually Skippy Jessop.”

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to expose a fully enraged malignant narcissist.
    It’s a walk in the park, all have to do is rely on your own contradictions.

    Meanwhile, as to your veracity. You've claimed I'm both fat, and skinny.
    (http ://iamskippy.com/I_Am_Skippy/Welcome.html)
    (https ://en.mercopress.com/2021/04/07/patagonian-hotels-returned-to-kirchner-family-as-money-laundering-enquire-reaches-nowhere/comments#comment515747)
    You've presented evidence that I'm 34,
    (https ://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=9-nk-4XAgGY)
    and claimed another time that I'm 80.
    Chicureo “The simple mathematics of addition of years would make you an octogenarian!”
    https://en.mercopress.com/2021/02/15/falklands-defined-as-british-independent-overseas-territory-by-us-navy-triggers-reaction-in-buenos-aires/comments#comment514930

    “People call it arguing out of both sides of your mouth,“ The Purposeful Argument: A Practical Guide By Harry Phillips, Patricia Bostian.
    “He is not to be heard who alleges things contradictory to each other.” This elementary rule of logic expresses, in technical language, the saying that a man shall not be permitted to “blow hot and cold” with reference to the same transaction, or insist, at different times, on the truth of each of two conflicting allegations, according to the promptings of his private interest”

    “Jack and Pugol — as speculated earlier Skippy does NOT understand the significance of the abbreviated title “S.A.C T.L. HILL” on his supposed tankard!”
    No, they did not, as you have not proved it.
    Skippy may well not, since you haven't introduced him to your wacky upside down world.
    It’s got to be tough for inconsequential fruit growing rube like you.

    Oct 24th, 2021 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L (ttwh) . . . & . . . J A C K


    Weather is stunningly beautiful with a clear intense blue sky and a predicted 31°c[87f] high. Last night’s low was 14°c[14°f] and the humidity is averaging 18%

    There it is — PROOF POSITIVE evidence that Skippy does NOT understand the significance of the abbreviated title “S.A.C T.L. HILL” on his supposed tankard!

    One video that causes Skippy to whimper and scowl: https://youtu.be/C-n3-lm9qRQ

    Madame is enjoying her stay in the south and updated us with her activities. She is also having a marvelous time with her girlfriend!


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Panquehue!

    Oct 24th, 2021 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “One video that causes Skippy”

    Why provide a link here as your sock-puppet,
    Has never been here, and you’re not all here.

    What is a narcissistic sociopath?
    A narcissistic sociopath is someone with a combination of narcissistic personality disorder and definitive behavioral signs of sociopathy.
    People with narcissism are characterized by their excessive and persistent need for others’ admiration and positive reinforcement. They generally have grandiose opinions of themselves and believe they are superior to other people. Narcissists are also frequently convinced that they are above the normal responsibilities and obligations of everyday life, so they usually have significant difficulties maintaining employment or relationships as a result.
    The narcissistic sociopath has this type of personality along with a noticeable lack of regard for the rights of others and a tendency to regularly violate those rights.
    A narcissistic sociopath is unable to tolerate criticism and needs constant praise, as well as deference from other people. Many with this condition present themselves in the best light.
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-narcissistic-sociopath.htm

    Oct 24th, 2021 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    ALL MERCOPRESS READERS


    SKIPPY does NOT understand the significance of the abbreviated title “S.A.C T.L. HILL” on his supposed tankard!


    Cheers!

    Oct 24th, 2021 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    “SKIPPY does NOT understand the significance”

    Of course he doesn't why would your sock puppet understand, what you are babbling about”
    The important thing is visitors can plainly see what you’ve claimed, and what I’ve proved; and I don’t jump through hoops at any asshole’s behest.

    5 Ways Narcissists Project and Attack You

    1. Calling you things that you are not
    2. Grandiosity, mimicking, and exaggeration
    Narcissists think that they are super-ultra-turbo-mega special, that they deserve exceptional treatment, or that they are justified in hurting others. They have grandiose goals and exaggerate their achievements to appear more impressive and more superior.
    3. Preemptive strike
    Whenever a narcissistic person feels threatened, they will call you the things that they themselves are as or are afraid that others see them as. And then they will try to stalk you, slander you, or discredit you. They will try to sabotage and destroy you. They will start a smear campaign and attempt character assassination. In their mind, frighteningly, you have become their mortal enemy.
    4. Playing the victim
    A common narcissistic strategy is to play the victim. For a narcissist, it is rarely about the truth and almost always about their audience’s perception.
    This way they receive false validation that they are right and good, and that you are wrong and evil.
    5. The “No, you!” defense
    If you call them out on their crap or if they suspect you can see through their smoke and mirrors, they will say that it’s you—or others—who are all these things. Or that all of it is false and nonsense.
    https://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychology-self/2017/09/narcissistic-projection/

    Oct 24th, 2021 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo

    No use trying to reason with the F*ckwitt, also better known as Skippy.......I mean, how can the idiot think he knows more about Brazilian and /or Chilean politics when he's never set foot in either country ?

    That is one thing he will never answer honestly ....because he can't.

    He is guided by the left, therefore no surprise that the communist idiot will deny any historical fact that goes against his ignorant narrative.....his ideological preference is a load of crap.....he should go to VZ or to Cuba, at least there, his adamant refusal in admitting the truth would be appreciated.

    Worse is the fact he still does not know the difference between a fact and an opinion....result of the lack of a decent education.
    Enuff said about his stupid, meaningless quotes and claims to greatness....pathetic little fool.

    Oct 25th, 2021 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “when he's never set foot in either country? …he will never answer honestly ....because he can't.”
    Not my burden of proof but it yours, no proof no truth.

    “Shifting the burden
    Fallacious shifting of the burden of proof occurs if someone makes a claim that needs justification, then demands that the opponent justify the opposite of the claim. The opponent has no such burden until evidence is presented for the claim.”
    http ://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Burden_of_proof

    “An assertion is a statement offered as a conclusion without supporting evidence. Since an argument is defined as a logical relationship between premise and conclusion, a simple assertion is not an argument.”
    Ignoring the Burden of Proof http ://learn.lexiconic.net/fallacies/index.htm

    “never answer honestly”
    You must be referring to yourself.

    Jack Bauer “The only reason for receptacles - in 'public' bathrooms - is to throw the bulkier paper hand-towels …“
    Whereas the source of “Where Do I Put my Toilet Paper?” Bathroom Bins
    https ://thebrazilbusiness.com/article/going-to-the-toilet-in-brazil
    https ://en.mercopress.com/2021/01/29/falklands-sovereignty-in-un-letter-uk-makes-clear-to-argentina-its-historical-and-legal-position/comments#comment514604

    Oct 25th, 2021 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo, Pugol

    Chicureo, you always seem busy preparing delicious meals, drinking fine wines and, at times, I wonder when you find time to look after your business....but, it's pretty clear that you do, and have found a healthy balance between the two.

    Talking of 'balance' - or the lack of it - reminded me of Terry the F*ckwitt - he has no clue what it means.
    One thing that never ceases to entertain me, is the manner in which Terry the F*ckwitt throws quotes around , as if they proved something.....exactly the same kind of schizo behavior as when he refers to biased, leftist sources - that only present 'their' version of events and claim whatever suits them - to present his 2rd hand narrative about something he never experienced, but has the gall to produce as proof. It's how the commies do it....just look at Russia, China, Cuba...do they ever tell the truth ?

    After a small, logical alteration, the F*ckwitt's quote “The first indication of stupidity is a complete lack of shame” (Freud), applies perfectly to himself...if you just change 'shame' for 'brain'

    I remember his rants about having lots of “lots of fuck you money”......maybe what he meant is that he earned a lot of it by doing unspeakable things, and his mention of Long Dong reminds me of the inflatables, Terry's best and only friends, to which methinks he does the same things to get revenge....his days in the RAF must've been exhausting....sore knees, just to start with....just as well the inflatables are not only a fantasy down in the basement, they are very real, and keep Terry out of the police pages when he is let off the leash.

    My remark “when he's never set foot in either country? always causes the F*ckwitt deep stress....it would be so easy to prove, but he can't - he does not know the customs, does not speak Portuguese, alleges all bathrooms have paper bins...perhaps those in slums, when not a hole in floor...never been a part of my life. ”Sorry to disappoint you F*ckwitt”

    Oct 26th, 2021 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Your little fantasy. The only time I've referenced those words was to show the origin of them.

    “Unemployment in recession-hit Brazil… Oct 31, 2015 ... take you fairy dress off and start fondling your dolls.” “Rousseff pledges … put on your new dress, be gay and frolic, and you might even manage to get yourself reamed.”; “Unemployment in recession-hit Brazil …Nov 05th, 2015 - 05:19 pm. ..your inflatable dolls never complain when you can't get the wrinkes out of your limp noodle, is what gives you this impression... they just fart when you squeeze them..”: “Desperate for funds Jan 20th, 2016 - 03:12 pm ..why don't you pull Long-Dong Silver out of your closet”

    When faced with your unconfirmed claims and my factual presentation, it isn’t rocket science. Like I said you’re the gift that just keeps on giving. My thanks for confirming your well-deserved reputation as liar, is in no danger of being lessened.

    “When he's never set foot in either country”
    “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” Christopher Hitchens

    Oct 26th, 2021 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pugol-H

    Jack Bauer/ Chicureo
    Ahh, but our friendly neighbourhood Fuckwitt has been to Brazil, or so he claims:

    ‘I have eaten more than my share of Brazilian churrascaría, both in Brazil and else where’.

    https://en.mercopress.com/2021/03/24/china-backed-railway-projects-gain-momentum-in-chile-and-argentina/comments#comment515531

    No evidence ever produced to prove that claim.

    However he did then suggest a ‘takaway churrascaría’ would you believe!

    He once read something about Brazil and the Dunning-Kruger effect did the rest.

    Stay Well Compadres.

    Oct 26th, 2021 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    What you have said, not my opinion. The only time I've referenced those words was to show the origin of them.

    “Unemployment in recession-hit Brazil… Oct 31, 2015 ... take you fairy dress off and start fondling your dolls.” “Rousseff pledges … put on your new dress, be gay and frolic, and you might even manage to get yourself reamed.”; “Unemployment in recession-hit Brazil …Nov 05th, 2015 - 05:19 pm. ..your inflatable dolls never complain when you can't get the wrinkes out of your limp noodle, is what gives you this impression... they just fart when you squeeze them..”: “Desperate for funds Jan 20th, 2016 - 03:12 pm ..why don't you pull Long-Dong Silver out of your closet”

    When faced with your unconfirmed claims and my factual presentation, it isn’t rocket science. Like I said you’re the gift that just keeps on giving. My thanks for confirming your well-deserved reputation as liar, is in no danger of being lessened.

    “When he's never set foot in either country”
    “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” Christopher Hitchens

    Oct 27th, 2021 - 08:00 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo, Pugol,

    Considering that Terry F*ckwitt keeps all the old posts in which we have praised him, leads me to believe it makes him feel warm in the seat of his pants when he reads them over 'n over again...see below :

    “Unemployment in recession-hit Brazil…Oct 31, 2015...take you fairy dress off and start fondling your dolls.” “Rousseff pledges…put on your new dress, be gay and frolic, and you might even manage to get yourself reamed.”; “Unemployment in recession-hit Brazil…Nov 05th, 2015 - 05:19 pm...your inflatable dolls never complain when you can't get the wrinkes out of your limp noodle, is what gives you this impression...they just fart when you squeeze them..”: “Desperate for funds Jan 20th, 2016 - 03:12 pm ..why don't you pull Long-Dong Silver out of your closet”

    Truth is, the warmth in the seat of his pants has more to do with bowel incontinence.

    While no one doubts that his happiest moments are when he cross-dresses, plays with his dolls - also the inflatable ones - he has episodes of prolonged confusion - does he really think that the “Unemployment in recession-hit Brazil… Oct 31, 2015” was just a figment of my imagination ? 'n that of 14 million brazilians ?

    Pugol, the fact that he claims he has “eaten more than his share of Brazilian churrascaría, both in Brazil and else where” does not make it true....plus the fact Brazil has exported this type of restaurant, “rodízio de carnes”, to many countries, reinforces the notion that being familiar with that type of restaurant does not imply one has been to Brazil...and then his mention of “takeaway churrascaria” ....sounds a bit farcical, after all who likes to eat cold meat ? Ok, ok, dogs do....which makes me think he may have been taken to a “churrascaria” and fed tidbits under the table...

    It's just like when he presented a photo of someone else's tankard, and said it was proof ...well, in a way it is, but only that the tankard exists, nothing more.

    Pathetic isn't it ?

    Oct 27th, 2021 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Jack Bauer/ Chicureo
    Bowel incontinence, name tag round his neck, drooling into his tea, wheeled about, sounds about right.

    -.-- . ... / -- .-. / ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .-- .. - - .-.-.- / -. --- .-- / -.. .-. .. -. -.- / -.-- --- ..- .-. / - . .- / .- -. -.. / - .- -.- . / -.-- --- ..- .-. / -- . -.. ... .-.-.-

    Little wonder he envies the lifestyle you guys live, never mind your educations (he is all but illiterate, for all his Latin miss-quotes), your travels to distant lands and experience of the world.

    And what has he got? A picture of someone else’s Tankard and a delusion
    of having eaten a ‘takeaway churrascaría’, somewhere he thinks, Brazil, maybe?

    Need I say more.

    Oct 27th, 2021 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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