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Ireland: We [sic] can’t afford these tax exiles

Friday, 10 April 2009 by Mike Gogulski
mind control | 7 Comments »

A letter to the Editor of the Irish Independent online: We can't afford these tax exiles Monday March 30 2009 It is called 'an Irish solution to an Irish problem', 'the ultimate escape plan', and reinforces the notion that 'only little people pay ...

Re-documented!

Friday, 27 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 4 Comments »

So the other day I schlepped on back down to the Aliens' Police office to pick up my replacement sticker for my Slovak temporary residence permit (povolenie na prechodný pobyt). Fortunately, I went at a time when there was only ...

Back in The Village again

Monday, 9 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 42 Comments »

I just returned from the Slovak Aliens' Police office, where I received my freshly-minted 1954 Convention Travel Document (cestovný doklad osoby bez štátnej príslušnosti). I also submitted an application there for issuance of a replacement sticker for my residence permit, which ...

Stateless person’s travel document: approved

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 23 Comments »

On Monday (16 February 2009) I submitted an application to the Slovak Aliens' Police bureau for a stateless person's travel document under the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. There was much waiting around the office to do, ...

You are not the bank’s customer

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 18 Comments »

I walk into the nearest branch of Tatra banka, where I keep all of my accounts. I proceed to the cash window. I have two tasks: Exchange a quantity of Slovak koruna banknotes for euro notes Purchase a number of commemorative coins for ...

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 ...

I surrendered my US passport today

Monday, 8 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 118 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 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 ...
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