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Interview – Radio Slovakia International

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 9 Comments »

Yesterday I did a studio interview with Christopher George of Radio Slovakia International. We spoke for maybe twenty minutes, and the interview was edited down to about eleven minutes. Audio, direct from Radio Slovakia International, unedited, 12.3MB, 26min 52sec (my segment ...

Elsewhere, part 1

Monday, 15 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 4 Comments »

First in a potential series tracking media and blogosphere reaction to my renunciation of US citizenship. Call it self-aggrandizement if you like; part of the point of doing this was to raise public consciousness regarding issues important to, guess who?, ...

Press release

Wednesday, 10 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 49 Comments »

Welcome, new friends and new visitors. If after reading this article you would like to trace the story back to the beginning -- at least, to the beginning of this blog -- please click on the diary category link. Enjoy ...

Confrontation with bureaucracy, part 2

Friday, 28 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 2 Comments »

Just sent: From: Mike Gogulski Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 11:27 AM To: consulbratislava@state.gov Subject: appointment Dear Consular Staff, I visited the Embassy on Wednesday to submit paperwork to renounce my US citizenship. I was told that I needed to fill out another form (DS-4079) and contact you ...

Confrontation with bureaucracy, part 1

Wednesday, 26 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 9 Comments »

I approach the United States Embassy in Bratislava today by taxi, around 3:00pm. I don't know how many of the security cameras disguised as birdhouses around Hviezdoslav Square catch sight of me. Doesn't matter, really. I also don't bother with my ...

New visa

Wednesday, 19 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 8 Comments »

This morning I received my shiny new official permission to draw breath and metabolize on the territory of the Slovak Republic, an extension of my temporary residence permit valid for another 18 months. Hooray, one more bureaucratic battle won! The visa ...

Educating for anarchism #3

Sunday, 19 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
people, police | 12 Comments »

I sometimes visit a popular Slovak online chat/social networking site. Had an interesting conversation last night with a young woman of nineteen who started writing to me: hi boy... how are you? :) ahoj girl :) Fine, thanks, and you? fine.... ahoj? do ...

Why Slovakia?

Tuesday, 12 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 3 Comments »

A lot of people have asked me how I came to live in Slovakia. Answering that casts us back to around 1997 when I read Roger Gallo's Escape from America. The book advances the Perpetual Traveler, or PT, philosophy, and provides ...

The Price of the State

Monday, 4 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 1 Comment »

Dear readers, At the risk of a bit of self-promotion, well, here I am self-promoting a bit. I'm very pleased to announce the unveiling of the English version of Cena Štátu, The Price of the State. The website is an overview of the ...

The state and others respond

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary, police | 5 Comments »

Well, some of the responses to my letters seeking alternate means of identification have started coming back. The Slovak post sent back a form letter listing the documents they accept. Worthless, as none of the options I presented were addressed. No ...
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