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09.16.14 Sophie Weiner

American Libertarians were thrilled when it was announced that a community modeled after Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, was in the works in Chile. The South American country was apparently an obvious choice due to their low taxes and temperate climate. This utopian retreat concept, dubbed “Galt’s Gulch Chile,” was founded in part by Jeff Berwick, who sold […]

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05.20.14 Sophie Weiner

In an impassioned YouTube video yesterday, Chilean artist Francisco Tapia, aka “Papas Fritas,” admitted to burning over $500 million worth of debt papers belonging to the students of the Universidad del Mar during a student takeover of the school. Tapia explained his actions to the Santiago Times: You don’t have to pay another peso [of […]

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10.13.10 Bucky Turco

The Government of Chile set up a Flickr account and has been steadily uploading images of the rescue efforts as miner after miner exits the escape pod. They’re cool with anyone using the photos, just don’t forget to credit them. […]

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10.12.10 Bucky Turco

The most important story on the face of the planet is happening right now: One of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for what feels like years has reached the surface. The men are being brought up one at a time in a missile shaped escape capsule for a journey that takes 15, very long, […]

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03.09.10 Bucky Turco

Not only did the quake in Chile make an earth day shorter by a few undetectable seconds, but it also moved the entire city of Concepcion 10 feet to the west. […]

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03.03.10 Bucky Turco

Even before the earthquake in Chile, there’s been a lot of online chatter about HAARP and it being used as a tectonic weapon. Well, stories like this don’t help the cause: On February 26th, military scientists in Alaska tested the controversial machine, one full day before the quake in the South American country. […]

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03.02.10 Bucky Turco

So, just how powerful was the earthquake in Chile? NASA says this much: [It] “may have shortened the length of each Earth day” which amounts to “about 1.26 microseconds (a microsecond is one millionth of a second).” […]

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