Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:24:46 AM
I married an American, I turned down the passport, cos mine lets me live in a city with: No tax. Free healthcare. Free land. Government subsidized Water and Electricity bills. Government subsidized petrol. Interest free loan on a house. Job Security. I get to live in a country where (as I've stated before), I can look out my work window, overlooking the Palm Islands.
Dubai is cool like that.
Now why would I want to pay taxes for the privvy to live worse, for more, and pay a government I dislike money for the honor of doing so?
Especially saying as: The US passports is one of the only in the world where you still pay tax despite not living there.
I already have applicability for a UK passport too, which, to be fair, I did consider, cos the UK is cool.
Saturday, October 31, 2009 5:46:35 AM
There is a world of difference between "never saying anything sexist or vulgar" and what it means.
Have I done it to bug the wife (or a certain prudish colleague) occasionally: Yes. Have I done impersonations of other arseholes: Yes. Have I made jokes about it in the past: Yes.
All of which happen, what, once or twice a year?
Have I had a serious conversation, where I actually meant it? No. Not anymore than I sit around yelling "Chug", scratching myself, laughing at my burps or farts, hooting like a gibbon, or becoming leader of a major nation and invading random sandy countries.
That is a very specific type of person. I think it's pooty that "the common man" is being represented as such.
Saturday, October 31, 2009 5:13:42 AM
Now Baalthazaq, are you seriously sitting here telling me that when your with your friends, you have NEVER been sexist or have said something vulgar about a women? i know i have.