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Steve Wozniak Seeks Australian Citizenship: America May Lose Yet Another Billionaire
PolicyMic ^ | 9/27/12 | Steven Bywater

Posted on 09/27/2012 5:39:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too

CNBC is reporting that Steve Wozniak, who founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976, is seeking to become an Australian citizen. Wozniak, who is currently in Australia promoting the launch of the new iPhone 5, spoke with Australian media and expressed his love for the country, and for the Australian government’s plans to launch its National Broadband Network (NBN). This lead many news outlets to incorrectly report that Wozniak’s motivations for emigrating were purely because of the NBN.

Wozniak mentioned that he would keep his U.S. citizenship, but said, “I intend to call myself an Australian and feel Australian.” Unfortunately, Wozniak might find holding onto his U.S. citizenship a little more difficult when it comes time to applying for Australian citizenship. According to the U.S. Department of State, dual nationality is permitted by the country because of birth, marriage, or immigrants to the U.S. retaining the nationality of their country of origin. However, for a U.S. citizen to actively seek out foreign citizenship for any other reason is grounds for them losing their US citizenship.

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1 posted on 09/27/2012 5:39:49 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too
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To: Political Junkie Too

Good riddance to a liberal whiner...too bad he can’t take the cult he founded with him.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 5:45:19 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Good riddance to a liberal whiner...too bad he can’t take the cult he founded with him.

Oh shut up. Your stupid Republican Loyalty Salute doesn't work with Woz. He's an American treasure, and this is just sad.

3 posted on 09/27/2012 5:48:17 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

The US allows dual citizenship. No problems there for Woz.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 5:48:43 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Jealousy is such an ugly trait


5 posted on 09/27/2012 5:50:34 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Political Junkie Too; a fool in paradise

I doubt that Woz is a billionaire, thousandaire maybe!


6 posted on 09/27/2012 5:53:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Boy when Oboingo got elected I told a number of people AU was our escape valve, they all thought I was nucking futs..... Funny thing is the Monster-In-Laws are thinking of going on a Senior Trip and some Jewish Senior Conservative friends are beginning to think America is over and are talking of moving to AU. I guess I am not crazy after all and neither is S.W.....


7 posted on 09/27/2012 5:53:15 PM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: Political Junkie Too

“However, for a U.S. citizen to actively seek out foreign citizenship for any other reason is grounds for them losing their US citizenship.”

Ya right, never happen. Why? Well then the US can’t tax the hell out of you. So they are more than happy having you keep your US citizenship as it allows them to collect taxes on whatever you make where ever you are. As far as Steve W looking to get an Australian citizenship I say go for it, why not? Any way are people here so hard over on people looking to live somewhere that is freer than here in the US? If more people did this then the US would eventually be forced to go back to being the freest country around rather than number 18 on the current list or risk loosing a lot of their best (and richest) to other countries.


8 posted on 09/27/2012 5:55:00 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Talisker

American treasure? LOL!


9 posted on 09/27/2012 6:00:05 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Talisker

If you say so.

To me he’s just another Zero-lover. I could care less what he did. he’s a liberal, and now he wants to run out on America. He’s an un-American idiot who deserves nothing but contempt by a true patriot.

You must be a Linux/Apple cultist.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Then join them.

They’re deserting America when the going gets a little tough.

To Hades with him.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 6:02:12 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Woz & his wife ride their Segways past our house nearly every Wednesday on their way to the local Apple store. They’re kind of a local institution, I’ll be sorry to see him go.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 6:02:55 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“Then join them.”

You seem to have forgotten that our forefathers did the same thing when times got tough in their country of origin. So are you also willing to damn those that deserted their country to emigrate here?


13 posted on 09/27/2012 6:09:00 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Revolting cat!
billionaire, thousandaire maybe!

I'm just a cook, but isn't a thousand million a billion? 1e+09 or something?

/johnny

14 posted on 09/27/2012 6:09:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Political Junkie Too

How’s that hope and change workin’ for you stevie-boy?


15 posted on 09/27/2012 6:17:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
I could couldn't care less what he did.
16 posted on 09/27/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Political Junkie Too

Wozniak just wants to save some of his money from the other democrats..
He knows something.. A rat wants to leave the ship..

Any intelligent rich person already has most of his liquid assets offshore..
But it seems there is a lot of stupid rich people..


17 posted on 09/27/2012 6:19:38 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: trapped_in_LA

They fled tyranny. We’re not quite there yet.

Wozniak is a tyrant loving Zero supporter.

Good riddance to him.

They need to yank his citizenship though.

I don’t want him contributing to candidates here while living it up in Sydney.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 6:19:42 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: hosepipe

“Any intelligent rich person already has most of his liquid assets offshore..”

Nope, most of the rich have tax sheltered trusts set up. True the newly rich (read hedge fund managers) have done a lot of off shoring of their wealth but most of them use trusts which keeps the wealth in the family.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 6:26:50 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Emperor Palpatine

America was founded by people who ran out on their countries. It’s about the most American thing you can do.


20 posted on 09/27/2012 6:43:23 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus
America was founded by people who ran out on their countries. It’s about the most American thing you can do.

True enough, when it's apparent that those "other countries" have now come here.

21 posted on 09/27/2012 6:52:36 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

* They fled tyranny.*

Oh, please.


22 posted on 09/27/2012 7:08:10 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus

Typical vapid hero-worship.

Wozniak’s a LIB. So was Jobs.

To Hades with ‘em both.

Oh wait...Jobs is already thgere roasting.


23 posted on 09/27/2012 7:13:17 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
They’re deserting America when the going gets a little tough.

Thank you for that, Senator Schumer.

24 posted on 09/27/2012 7:16:14 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Isabel C.

Re your post #16, thanks for that correction. If the people who use the “could care less” expression gave five seconds of reflection on its logic, we would never see it again.


25 posted on 09/27/2012 7:36:45 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Isabel C.
I could couldn't care less what he did.

Meh.
26 posted on 09/27/2012 7:37:45 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: trapped_in_LA

he should get citizenship from Monaco. Much better deal.


27 posted on 09/27/2012 8:05:07 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Oh wait...Jobs is already thgere roasting.

You seem to know the place like you belong there?

28 posted on 09/27/2012 10:21:37 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Talisker
"He's an American treasure"

He's a flippin commie; nothing "American" about him.

The Kenyan must go.

29 posted on 09/28/2012 2:13:28 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

“No problems there for Woz.”

Yeah, except whe he finds out he has to pay taxes in both places.


30 posted on 09/28/2012 3:00:15 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
They need to yank his citizenship though.

You can't. The only way to lose American citizenship is renounce it explicitly, or have it taken because you gained it through immigration fraud.

Simply taking out another citizenship, in and of itself, is not and cannot be grounds for depriving an American of his right to citizenship as granted by the Constitution.

31 posted on 09/28/2012 5:15:41 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: bjorn14

“Yeah, except whe he finds out he has to pay taxes in both places.”

Not so. The USA and Australia have a tax treaty to avoid double taxation...

http://www.ato.gov.au/businesses/content.aspx?doc=/content/55549.htm


32 posted on 09/28/2012 7:19:27 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“They fled tyranny. We’re not quite there yet.”

We’re past that point.

We are witnessing the destruction of our currency (under both parties)
We are witnessing out of control government spending (under both parties)
We are witnessing the relentless erosion of Constitutional rights, Destruction of Privacy, and a rising police state
Without security in our person and property, there isn’t liberty.
Wake up man.


33 posted on 09/28/2012 7:23:39 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Appleheads defending a very well known progressive hippie worth precisely according to Google sources in the neighborhood of 100,000,000 because folks like him who vote like him and put their money where he does have about destroyed our nation and our culture and not he wants to bail to another once great nation destroyed by leftists

for no other reason than because he cofounded their pet

priceless

*and I own 2 Iphones..excellent phones but the cult of Mac is mostly stinking hippies and girly men

** I’m a deadhead too but I don’t want to be like them


34 posted on 09/28/2012 7:36:57 AM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Obama lost his U.S. Citizenship when the SoS of the US issued a Certificate of Loss of Nationality to him in 1968.

Obama's mother was required to tell the U.S. State Department a family member on her old passport must be removed from the renewal passport because the family member obtained citizenship of another country. See Stanley Ann's passport renewal.



It doesn't matter if the ex-patriot request a renouncement. A Certificate of Loss of Nationality is issued at the US SoS's discretion when a U.S. Citizenship moves out of the country and obtains citizenship of another country. Obama was notified of his option to recapture his U.S. Citizenship at age 18. He chose not to and attended Occidental as a foreign exchange student. Eventually, he naturalized as a US Citizen in 1983.


35 posted on 09/28/2012 9:22:56 AM PDT by SvenMagnussen (Gossip is Satan's talk radio.)
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To: wardaddy

I like ‘em, too.

Pig Pen had all the chops and clarity at the piano as Rudolf Serkin did.


36 posted on 09/28/2012 10:06:18 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
it was never the same after 1973...no question..the blues went out of the Dead

long Live The Alligator era!

37 posted on 09/28/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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