Interesting article in the Globe and Mail and Canada, Russia, Adoption, and someone called Sergei Magnititsky.
A couple of interesting sections:
However, the swiftness of the Russian retaliation to the U.S. legislation has sparked concerns over the application of similar measures against adoptions by Canadians. Jennifer Damiano has already met the 19-month-old child that she and her husband, Bert Lee, are hoping to adopt from Russia. She is worried by the possibility that Canada will follow the U.S. lead and use existing legislation against Russian officials.
“I hope and pray they do not use existing laws to pass something that would negatively affect all prospective parents in the process of adopting from Russia,” she said.
Ms. Damiano said her husband holds U.S. citizenship, which could complicate the planned adoption. Ms. Damiano said she hopes that Mr. Lee’s pending Canadian citizenship will be expedited to allow the couple to adopt as Canadians.
So we actually have some have someone who is a US Citizen in Canada who would appear to be in the process probably with legal assistance of getting expedited approval for Canadian citizenship.
500 murders in Chicago isn’t exactly evidence of a country that doesn’t have its own problem with human rights absuses. Since individual murder seems to now be the level at which human rights abuses are being recognized then I think that the Americans are also guilty.
Browder renounced US citizenship 15 years ago back when he was in the UK. Right after he founded Hermitage Capital, IIRC. Why are they still calling him an “American businessman”?
*Are you kidding me. I did not know that. I know Chuck Schumer is in love with Browder and thinks he is really great guy for fighting Russian Human Rights Abuses.
*Just in today:
… and yesterday…
Thankfully, I’m still a “poor” expatriate. 🙂
*The article got posted here too:
Thanks for the links to that Op Ed by Cal Thomas. I had not read this last night when I stumbled upon the article. This is obviously a FATCA story, although unstated in the contents. I have emailed Cal Thomas. Found him on Twitter and tweeted him. Have also put up comments at TownHall and Baltimore Sun. Will that do any good. Probably not, but makes me feel better! 🙂
If you read the comments below Cal Thomas’ story, it illustrates that the politics of envy pervades much of the homelander mentality. The powers that be (Schumer et al) understand this and have an easy go at manipulating and exploiting it.
Educating the homeland public about the treatment of their brethren abroad is going to be a real challenge.
Author: Andrew QuinlanJanuary 3, 2013“We can no longer afford to be American citizens.”
*Here’s another one, same title but different content, created with the help of “Marvin
Van Horn’s excellent FATCA_Fallout Twitter feed.” 🙂
Thanks for that. I had not seen it. Sometimes you wonder if these little ‘bumper stickers” you send out into the ethernet via tweets have any impact, or if anyone reads or sees them. Nice to see occasionally they get picked up!
Perhaps this is a better place to put this:
Yahoo News: Depardieu, in tax fight, gets Russian citizenship
The world sure has turned upside down from the Cold War era when so-called free market America and NATO were locked in an ideological power struggle with communist Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact.
Depardieu serves as an example that people are now starting to run in the other direction across what was once called the Berlin Wall.
That Reason.com blog entry inspired me to post a comment. Thanks again for drawing my attention to it.
This story of the Cost of U.S. Citizenship is a FATCA story of unintended consequences, or collateral damage in that other drone war. FATCA is the Worst legislation that most Americans know nothing about, however Reason readers are more familiar than most Americans, or at least I would hope so.
There are a lot of Shills (FATCAnatics, I call them) out there working as IRS co-enablers marketing the message of why all Foreign financial Institutions (FFIs) and governments must comply with FATCA. Why this is great for the world liberal democracy. I could send you to endless links of their pablum. Sadly, it is the opposite of what it is advertised to be.
Individual and even institutional rights are being waived in this pursuit around the globe. You don’t have to be a Libertarian to be against this BAD legislation. I hope more will pay attention to something they know little about.
FATCA is morphing into a Global automatic tax data exchange network promoted by the OECD and the FATCA Compliance Complex, the new profiteers in this so called War on offshore tax evasion.(Woote) Their global vision, or GATCA if you wish, creates a GATCAwellian world that a few years ago, I would have never imagined could exist.
If you want a good read and education, google this: Interview: James Jatras, Lawyer and Anti-FATCA Lobbyist by George Prior.
Join the resistance to this misguided and Draconian legislation. Spread the word, as the U.S, Media is mostly ignoring the subject.
Another story on impacts of the Magnitsky Act.