Posted on June 25, 2012 by bubblebustin Posted in Issues regarding US persons abroad, reductio ad absurdum 8 Comments Dear Senator Schumer: Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
A reader sent this comic to me:
1/50Felix Schaad, Tages-Anzeiger
Der US-Pass macht keine Freude: Über 500 Amerikaner haben sich bereits ausbürgern lassen.
Translation of dialogue:
Title: Soon: American Independence Day
Obama: A bonfire? Great idea.
Aide: Those are passports that have been turned in, Mr. President.
Caption: Felix Schaad, Tages Anzeiger. The US Passport causes no joy: Over 500 Americans have already relinquished their citizenship.
@Petros, may give new meaning to the word ‘pass-port’.
@bubblebustin & Petros
My sides hurt from laughing so much. Thanks for these!
This is a tiny bit off subject, but this may be where we are headed…
@ Just Me
And I thought it was bad when we stopped in at a pizza shop one night and got in a tussle about giving them our telephone number. We were paying cash and would be sitting right there waiting for the pizza so we could see no earthly reason for them to need our phone number. They kept insisting so I gave them the number of a different pizza chain (an easily recognizable singsongy one). That did the trick but we would have walked out rather than concede our phone number that night.
@em Was that so the Fat Police could tax based upon the number of Pizzas one eats? (LOL, did you hear the story about the tax on butter and other fatty ingredients in Denmark):
Or so they could telemarket or otherwise use your data? Or was it just that the idiot that wrote the cash register system didn’t think about the case of people walking in their orders rather than calling ahead for delivery or carry-out?
@just me, that could only be worse if he’d ordered Chinese food 😉
I really don’t know what the telephone number was about but I suspect it was data mining — just like the loyalty cards at the grocery stores. (I don’t do loyalty cards either and once almost got caught by a security guard at 2:00am while putting up a protest bulletin about them outside a Safeway store.) Incidentally, the UK gov’t wants to use the information collected via loyalty cards to issue health advice to people — part of a “nudge” program.