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  • Can You Still Be a Good American if You're an Expat Living Abroad?

    05/21/2017 4:12:38 PM PDT · by ThankYouFreeRepublic · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 21, 2017 | Chuck Bolotin
    As the founder of Best Places in the World to Retire, I’ve spoken with more than a thousand expats, many of whom have told me of instances where they were told that because they lived outside the US, they were no longer entitled to be called “an American,” that they were unpatriotic, or in extreme cases, that they were traitors. Not only do I reject these charges, but I believe that those making them don’t understand what it means to be “an American.” There is no better statement of what it means to be an American than...
  • 'I am ashamed of the country I onced served' (Barf Alert)

    02/01/2017 2:42:36 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st February 2017 | BBC News
    When Donald Trump won the US election on 8 November last year, Americans who voted for him rejoiced. Others were ambivalent. And still others expressed alarm. But some were so concerned that they began considering their options for leaving the US altogether. Following one of the most divisive US elections in recent history, following on the heels of the similarly divisive vote for Brexit in the UK, we asked if people were making plans to leave the country because of the uncertainty and political climate. Our question was met with hundreds of compelling, sometimes polarising and often worried responses. These...
  • Meet the people leaving Trump's America

    01/25/2017 7:23:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 4, 2017 | By Elizabeth Garone
    When people first started talking about Donald Trump running for president, Sarah thought it was a joke and not something she had to take seriously. But then on 8 November, she says the “unthinkable” happened; Trump won the election. Sarah immediately called her husbandand told him, “That’s it. I want to go, and I’m not kidding.” His response, she says: “I know. We can go.” So, next month, Sarah, 43, her husband, 45, and their two school-aged daughters will uproot themselves from the small Midwest town and leave the US for a country thousands of miles away. They have no...
  • Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand. Ruth Bader Ginsberg wasn’t the only one thinking this.

    12/25/2016 10:11:15 AM PST · by tired&retired · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Anna Fifield
    The prospect of a Trump presidency led to some prominent Americans — including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — joking, or perhaps half-joking, that they would move to New Zealand. Ginsburg gave a nod to this splendid isolation during an interview with the New York Times in July. “‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,’” Ginsburg said her husband would be urging if Trump won the election. Billy Crystal had the same idea. “I might consider finding a nice little ranch in New Zealand,” he told Australian media earlier this year. (By the way, Billy, we...
  • [From 2014] What States are the Freest? This Map Shows Americans Where to Go If They Crave Liberty

    12/17/2016 4:15:48 PM PST · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    The John Locke Foundation just published its First In Freedom Index, a report that compares and ranks the relative freedom of all fifty states.
  • Canada or Bust: Airline Offers Anti-Trump Celebrities Free Flights to Canada

    11/10/2016 6:54:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Peg it Board News ^ | November 10,2016
    Allan Jones, CEO of Tennessee-based Jones Airways, is offering free one-way flights to Canada for Hollywood celebrities who promised to leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidency. In a video posted to Facebook, which has received more than 600,000 views thus far, multiple celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Alec Baldwin are offered a complimentary flight across the northern border on a Falcon 900 jet. “All these individuals said that they will move to Canada,” a man identified as “Money Mark” says. “Therefore, Jones Airways will put them aboard this beautiful, luxurious Falcon 900 at no charge for a...
  • Trump Wins Exit Polls Among Israeli Absentee Voting

    11/03/2016 10:26:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 3, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    According to the result of an exit poll taken among absentee voters in Israel, Donald Trump would better serve the interests of the Jewish nation rather than Hillary Clinton as president. Trump received 49% of the Israeli-American vote, while Clinton got 44%, according to the poll conducted by get-out-the-vote organization iVoteIsrael and KEEVOON Global Research. The poll found a split between the two major-party candidates in New York, New Jersey, California, and Maryland. However, the swing state of Florida went to Trump outright. The total number of votes coming from Israel, 30,000, is lower than the 80,000 who turned out...
  • Exclusive: Trump beats Clinton in Israeli absentee-voter exit poll

    11/02/2016 10:00:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    Trump received 49% of the Israeli-American vote, while Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton got 44%, according to the poll conducted by get-out-the-vote organization iVoteIsrael and KEEVOON Global Research. Another 2% voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson, and the rest chose “other” or said they voted for Congress and not a presidential candidate
  • Trump campaign targets 300,000 U.S. voters in Israel

    09/05/2016 10:35:23 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 18 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/5/2016 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    Donald Trump and the Republican Party are trying to win over 300,000 people living in Israel with U.S. voting rights, targeting large expatriate clusters in Jerusalem and several other areas. Campaign workers there are going door-to-door, handing out information in shopping malls and reaching potential voters via social networks, according to the Al-Monitor website. They're using the slogan "Trump: The Israeli Interest" in an effort to convince Jewish voters he would be their best advocate, and have set up a Hebrew-language website. Tzvika Brot, who is directing the Trump campaign in Israel, argued that 80 percent of Americans in Israel...
  • A Slice of the Confederacy in the Interior of Brazil

    05/08/2016 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 May 2016 | Simon Romero
    On a stage festooned with Confederate flags, a singer was belting out “Dixieland Delight” by Alabama near an obelisk honoring the Americans who fled to this outpost in the aftermath of the Civil War. “We’re not racists,” said Cícero Carr, 54, an engineer whose great-great-grandfather hailed from Texas. Wearing a fedora featuring the rebel battle flag, he explained in Portuguese, “We’re just revering our ancestors who had the good sense to settle in Brazil.” At the annual celebration of Brazil’s self-described Confederados one scorching Sunday in April, Confederate flags adorned the hoop-skirted gowns of young belles and the trucker caps...
  • Sanders wins Democrats Abroad global primary

    03/21/2016 9:54:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 11:29 AM EDT | Hope Yen
    Bernie Sanders has scored a big win in the Democrats Abroad global primary. The party says 34,570 U.S. citizens living abroad in 38 countries cast votes by Internet, mail and in person from March 1-8. Sanders received 69 percent of the vote to earn nine of the 13 delegates at stake. Hillary Clinton won 31 percent, picking up four delegates. It’s an important victory for Sanders, who was swept by Clinton in five states last Tuesday. Still, Sanders continues to trail Clinton by more than 300 delegates. …
  • Nova Scotia Island Offers Refuge to Americans Seeking to Escape a Trump Presidency

    03/09/2016 9:15:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/09/2016 | Rod Kackley
    Rosie O’Donnell, Samuel L. Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the celebrities who promise to leave the U.S. if Donald Trump wins the White House in November. The New York Daily News published “The Complete Guide to Fleeing President Donald Trump’s America” the morning after the billionaire celebrated his Super Tuesday primary wins. Singapore, Ecuador, Mexico, and Austria were given positions of prominence in the Daily News guide. But what about Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia? The people who call the 3,981-square-mile island located east-northeast of the mainland home are actively recruiting American expats who...
  • To Flee Donald Trump’s America, You Will Need the Right Documents

    03/02/2016 11:27:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 2, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    The New York Daily News is a viciously left-wing newspaper that carries a special grudge against Donald Trump. It therefore offers its readers a complete guide to fleeing President Trump's America. So how does a Trump foe make the big move to more progressive pastures in 2016? And of all the Trump-free countries, which is best for a soon-to-be-expat? The Daily News rates five top prospects for emigration, beginning with Singapore: As a bonus, Singapore boasts the No. 1 most efficient health care system in the world, as rated by Bloomberg. The U.S. ranks at No. 44, and could dip...
  • The complete guide to fleeing President Donald Trump's America

    03/01/2016 9:39:26 PM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 2, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Don't wanna live here if this spray-tanned, megalomaniac, compulsive liar is elected to the highest office in the land? Don't worry, neither do we. Take a look at all your options if Donald Trump is (God forbid) wins the presidency.
  • Canadian island to Americans: Move here if Trump wins

    02/17/2016 12:31:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/16 | Mark Hensch
    A Canadian island is urging Americans to make it their new home should Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump win the White House in November. “Hi Americans!” a statement on a tourism website for Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, reads. "Donald Trump may become the next president of your country. If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island?" The statement adds: "Don’t wait until Election Day to find somewhere else to live! “Start now – that way, on Election Day, you just hop on a bus to start...
  • Six Financial Mistakes People Make When Retiring Abroad: Do not run afoul of IRS rules

    12/18/2015 7:08:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/17/2015 | By ANNE TERGESEN
    Retiring abroad may sound idyllic. But those who fall short on financial planning can pay a big price. For the 380,000 retirees who live abroad, according to the Social Security Administration—up from 307,000 in 2008—the potential missteps are numerous. Amid a U.S. crackdown on money laundering, tax evasion and non-compliance with tax-reporting obligations, some expats are being cut off by their banks and brokerage firms. Others are running afoul of the Internal Revenue Service. Many are discovering that tax treaties don't always fully protect them from double taxation. "People rarely understand the complexity of cross-border moves," says Jonathan Lachowitz, founder...
  • Record number of Americans renounce citizenship (Door/Rearend!)

    10/29/2015 7:33:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/15 | Rudy Takala
    A record number of Americans have renounced their citizenship so far this year, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service. According to IRS data published in the Federal Register on Monday, 1,426 Americans expatriated in the third quarter of 2015, bringing this year's total to 3,221 so far. The figure is 25 percent higher than the same period last year, when 2,585 renounced their citizenship.
  • You Blew It! Record Number of Americans Renounce Their Citizenship

    02/21/2015 10:12:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Mark Skousen
    Every year we have a session at FreedomFest on “Tax Free Living and Investing Abroad.” The attendees want to know all about the benefits of renouncing their U.S. citizenship and living a “tax free” lifestyle abroad.Last year, nearly 3,500 Americans said good-bye to the states to live in the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and Europe.Certainly, the U.S. government has imposed draconian rules and confiscatory taxes on Americans living abroad. It’s almost impossible now to open up a bank account in a foreign country because the foreign banks don’t want the hassle of dealing with U.S. tax authorities (it’s a misnomer...
  • Bank of America stops wire transfers and U.S. dollar bank drafts to Belize

    08/12/2015 5:02:10 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    CuencaHighLife ^ | 12 Aug 2015 | CuencaHighLife
    Bank of America issued a statement July 28, halting Atlantic International Bank wire transfers, U.S. dollar bank drafts, and foreign currency transfers to and from Belize. chl bofaAccording to the statement, Bank of America is exploring options for the flow of incoming and outgoing wires and hopes to find a solution to the issue. The issue is called de-risking and is in compliance with the regulations currently imposed on Caribbean and Central American regions by large U.S. and European banks. This process has severed ties with several smaller banking institutions. The move caught U.S. expats in Belize by surprise and...
  • Tuesday June 30, 2015 – Clare Lopez & Dr. Kim Riddlebarger

    07/01/2015 6:36:09 PM PDT · by Chatlee · 111 replies
    Rick opens program with somber admonition that American Christians are imminently facing severe persecution. http://www.trunews.com/tuesday-june-30-2015-clare-lopez-dr-kim-riddlebarger/