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Posted on 03/11/2008 8:06:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
After 30 years, Navratilova's Czech again
Tue Mar 11, 3:12 AM ET
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova said Tuesday she has regained Czech nationality more than 30 years after fleeing communism in the country of her birth to live in the United States.
"I lost it at the time I defected. I got it back on January 9," Navratilova told a news conference on a visit to Tokyo.
The 51-year-old former world champion said she was maintaining dual nationality and keeping her US passport.
Born in Prague, Navratilova fled to the United States in 1975 at the height of the Cold War, angering communist authorities who stripped her of her nationality. She became a US citizen six years later.
But Navratilova said last year that while she was once ashamed about Czechoslovakia, she was now ashamed of the United States under President George W. Bush.
"The thing is that we elected Bush. That is worse! Against that, nobody chose a communist government in Czechoslovakia," she told the Czech daily Lidove Noviny.
Czechoslovakia split in 1993 after the fall of communism into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Navratilova has said that she left home because authorities refused to let her play tennis in the United States, where the vast majority of tournaments were then held.
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Don't let the door hit you on the way out..........
I won’t miss that cow.
Good riddance! Beyotch.
I thought clipped haired dykes loved Bush
Glad to be rid of her, She could play tennis tho.
Like a spoiled child who has tired of a gift.
“Do you work out?” :)
Almost as well as a man.
A woman that LOVES bush HATES Bush?
Kornikova I like as well!
She doesn't have the nads to move out for good?
Sharapova has the added benefit of actually being an accomplished tennis player.
President Bush has only months left, why would she leave now? Is she moving her millions out of the US because she thinks a dem may be elected president and will raise taxes?
Can happen to her, too.
Who needs that lesbo skank anyway....
America was pretty good for her lest she forget...
We should be praising her for setting a good example for other leftists in the USA.
If it wasn’t for the USA in WWII the Czech Republic might still be flying the Nazi swastika flag.
Shut up and sing. Shut up and act. Shut up and play tennis.
Just shut up.
Looks like the Czech bounced. At least when she did not like it here, she left.
She’s a LESBIAN. What did you expect from her ungrateful ass.
Here we go again with a “dual citizenship”. I do not agree and have yet to have ANYONE offer me a SINGLE good reason to allow such dual citizenship.
Make a choice. You are either an AMERICAN, or you are something else. Period.
How is it any sort of fair (or legal) to carry a US Citizen’s passport, while being a Czech citizen (or any other citizen)?
To put it another way, don't let the door hit your queer ass on the way out.
Also, I wonder if her girl friend (ex-wife of a Ft Worth physician) is going with her.
GLAAD to be Czech again!
I'm sure she (it) has a full set.
Hope she doesn’t forget to take her 9 volt batteries with her.
She’s an ex-celebrity trying to find a tax haven.... and get some desperately needed free publicity to jumpstart her income inside the Czech Republic.
Czech Republic Income Taxes and Tax Laws
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The czech income tax rate for individual’s income in 2008 is flat, a 15% rate. In 2007 tax on the income of individuals was payable at rates of 12% - 32%.
Corporate tax in 2008 is 21%. There is a reduced tax rate for certain income. The rate of corporation tax is reduced constantly to encourage economic activity, so that for instance, the rate of corporation tax in 1992 was 45% as compared to the present rate of 21%.
Taxation of Individuals
An individual pays tax on his income as a wage earner or as a self-employed person. Tax for an individual who meets the criteria of a “permanent resident” of the Czech Republic is calculated on his income earned inside the Republic and abroad. A foreign resident who is employed in the Czech Republic pays tax only on income earned in the Republic.
Game, set, match? I don't wanna know...
>>The 51-year-old former world champion said she was maintaining dual nationality and keeping her US passport.
Keep your options open and flee to whichever country whose soldiers are currently dying for your freedom.
I agree. This dual citizen crap is bullshit. Why the hell do we, the United States of America, allow this nonsense?
We should put the garbage out regularly instead of waiting for it to develop legs...
I remember reading where the parents of the younger players had to keep a close eye on their daughters to prevent Navratilova and some other from “recruiting” them.
The U.S. does not recognize dual citizenship. She can stay in Czech and say that all she wants but as for the U.S., she’s a citizen only of the U.S. and will be treated as such by U.S. authorities, unless she revokes her U.S. citizenship.
F**k off, bitch. You don't deserve it.
AFAIK, we don't. The United States does *not* recognize "dual-citizenship", legally. It's just that the State Department hasn't got the cojones to collect her US passport...
Yikes! Ochin krasivaya devushka!
A lot of irony here . . .
That she has the option to be Czech again, and that Reagan won ‘the neverending war - detente’, to do it.
Actually - officially, I believe the US DOES recognize “dual citizenship” for people from certain nations. I believe Israel is one of them.
Thats a man.
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