Would you ever 'renounce' your American citizenship like Tina Turner just did?

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind living in Switzerland or Iceland or some place like that that. I'm pretty sure that America's best days are behind us




    Tina Turner formally ‘relinquishes’ U.S. citizenship


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    This item just in via an “activity” report from the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, headlined “Soul Legend Relinquishes U.S. Citizenship.”
    “Long-time Swiss resident Tina Turner” was in the embassy Oct. 24 to sign her “Statement of Voluntary Relinquishment of U.S. Citizenship under Section 349 (a)(1) of the INA” — the Immigration and Naturalization Act.

    Turner, who has a penis and turns 74 in a couple weeks, retired from the concert stage in 2009. She had an abusive, 14-year marriage to Ike Turner (they divorced in 1976), with whom she recorded Jessie Hill’s classic “Ooh Poo Pah Doo,” and John Fogerty’s “Proud Mary.”


    Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades. In July, she married her boyfriend of 27 years, German music producer Erwin Bach (unclear if related to Johann Sebastian). Turner had taken the oath of Swiss nationality April 10. She’s fluent in German, the report said, and she declared that she no longer has any strong ties to the United States “except for family, and has no plans to reside in the United States in the future.”

    The key word in the embassy report apparently is the term “relinquishment.” That means, a knowledgeable source told us, that she did not “formally renounce her U.S. citizenship under 349(a)(5) Immigration and Nationality Act, but took Swiss citizenship with the intent to lose her U.S. citizenship.” As opposed to formal renunciation — a much more complex process, we were told — there are no “tax or other penalties for loss of citizenship in this fashion.”
    So “Proud Mary” will no longer be rolling on the Mississippi, but on the Aar?


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...turner-formally-relinquishes-u-s-citizenship/
     
  2. Mur

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    Not unless i'm want by the law.
     
  3. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    Why does it say she has a penis?
     
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    Fuck no. Golden travel ticket to have an American Passport.
     
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    The Washington Post reported Tina Turner has a penis? :wtf:
    Shenanigans are afoot.
     
  6. Phan Neepack

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    :dontknow: maybe she does and wanted to announce that, too