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I’m officially stateless

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Got a call yesterday (29 December 2008) from the US Embassy that my Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States has been received here in Bratislava. The staffer offered me the choice of picking it up in person or ...

Dear tool

Wednesday, 24 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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You are the technician tightening bolts on the Enola Gay. You are the clerk with the bad attitude behind the desk at the motor vehicles office. You are the janitor cleaning up the blood after the firing squad is finished. ...

Interview – Radio Slovakia International

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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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 ...

Confrontation with bureaucracy, part 3

Sunday, 7 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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On Friday I had a 9am appointment at the US Embassy with the Consul to move ahead with my renunciation of US citizenship. The Consul, an affable man about my age, did his duty. He made certain all the forms were ...

Confrontation with bureaucracy, part 2

Friday, 28 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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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
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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 ...
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