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Welcome, Department of Homeland Security!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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A user accessing my site from sbcp2.dhs.gov via a Google search for "Somalia AND 'renounce citizenship'" accessed my Renunciant Resources page. A traceroute to the query source leads to Houston, Texas before hitting a firewall. Welcome, former masters!

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 ...

Elsewhere, part 1

Monday, 15 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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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
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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 ...

I surrendered my US passport today

Monday, 8 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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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 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 ...

Unlimited power of attorney

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Yesterday I met with a trusted friend and together with her visited a notary. In addition to getting a certified copy made of my US passport and Slovak residence permit, she and I executed the document below and had it ...

Oath of Renunciation

Friday, 21 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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This is the main document I will be submitting next week (barring unforseen circumstances) to renounce my US citizenship. Click for full size. [caption id="attachment_1149" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Oath of Renunciation of the Nationality of the United States"][/caption]
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