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Rising renunciation of US citizenship

Wednesday, 7 April 2010 by Mike Gogulski
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Coming up on the second anniversary of's inception, I've now received a number of inquiries from people considering renouncing their US citizenship, for various reasons. These were coming to me at a rate of one every three to four months, ...

It’s ridiculous. It’s not even funny.

Saturday, 3 April 2010 by Mike Gogulski
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Do you know how many time zones there are in the Soviet UnionRussia? ElevenNine. From Wikinews: Russia removes two timezones Monday, March 29, 2010 The Russian government has decided to remove two of its eleven timezones, in the country's first step towards time reform, ...

Happy 18th birthday, Henry!

Thursday, 1 April 2010 by Mike Gogulski
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As some of you know, I have a cat. His name is Henry, and today, 1 April 2010, is is 18th birthday! Henry was adopted from an animal shelter in Kansas by a couple who later moved to Florida. My then-girlfriend ...
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Going stateless: the cost

Saturday, 20 February 2010 by Mike Gogulski
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What can you get for free by happening to be born within some arbitrary boundaries, but must pay $450 to get rid of? US citizenship, if the State Department's recently-announced plan to raise consular services fees goes through. From the Klasko, Rulon, ...

The book haunts me…

Tuesday, 9 February 2010 by Mike Gogulski
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In 2004 I was staying with my girlfriend for about six weeks in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We'd rented a semi-cozy little apartment not far from the town center. Just around the block there was a used book shop which -- miracle ...

A hierarchy of Jesuses?

Tuesday, 19 January 2010 by Mike Gogulski
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I'd never considered, before today, the possibility that there might be a hierarchy of Jesuses. Walking around in the city just a little while ago, I spotted a large sign set up outside a shop, which read: TALLER JESUS [caption id="attachment_3547" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The ...

You are now part of the tribe

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 by Mike Gogulski
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The best image, from the best moment of Avatar. [caption id="attachment_3514" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="You are now part of the tribe"][/caption]

Los pajaritos de la Plaza de la Trinidad

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 by Mike Gogulski
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When I first arrived in Granada, I took the Plaza de la Trinidad as one of my landmarks for navigating the center of the city. It's a lovely square situated in the heart of Granada's El Centro district, ringed by ...

We are one planet

Monday, 14 December 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary, people, war | 6 Comments »

Carl Sagan. Bawling my eyes out, now. You try. Yeah, sure. We all awoke from the horror in 1989. The Soviet menace quelled, peace and flying ponies reign. Right.

Bunches of gratitude

Friday, 11 December 2009 by Mike Gogulski
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First, thanks very much to JT, who sent me $100. You rock! Second, I'd like to thank all of the people who provided thoughtful input to my request for advice. With that largely confirming my own thinking, I've made some decisions: 1: I'm ...
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