I just came across this article from the Forbes website and found out that the US State Department has just raised the fee for renunciation of U.S. citizenship from $450 to $2,350.
The article goes on to quote the State Department’s reasoning for this 422 percent ass raping.
1. Consular officers must confirm that the potential renunciant fully understands the consequences of renunciation, including losing the right to reside in the United States without documentation as an alien.
2. Consular officers must verify that the renunciant is a U.S. citizen and they must conduct a minimum of two intensive interviews with the potential renunciant. Consular officers must even review at least three consular systems before administering the … [Read more]
What politicians would sound like if they were honest:
I’ve lived in Thailand for more than 5 years, and I firmly believe that it’s a Single Dude’s Paradise. I’ve been all over in Asia, but I chose to live in Thailand because it had everything I was looking for: pretty and available women, gorgeous beaches, a thick expat community, and a cheap cost of living. There are drawbacks, but many are overstated and easily avoidable. It’s not perfect, but no place is. I think the Single Dude’s have a fantastic website here, and a lot of their observations on Thailand were spot on. I definitely think they picked up on more more than most casual tourist’s do, so their posts are worth reading. But there’s plenty that they missed, … [Read more]
Looks like it’s about that time of year again when 95% of American dumbasses are stuffing their faces with junk food, getting completely wasted and mindlessly waving American flags. How many people actually stop to think about what it is they are actually supposed to be celebrating these days? What is left? Not capitalism. Not our freedoms. Not the ability to travel unmolested. … [Read more]
Today we bring you a guest post from Skins over at SingleMansParadise.com. We think it’s a great article that is spot on about Ko Samui and we haven’t covered this location yet. You may also be interested in our other posts Rilay Beach, Phuket, the Song Kran festival, Thailand in general and how to spot a ladyboy. Also of note is … [Read more]
We get such an incredible number of emails asking to do guest posts and so few that offer even remotely quality content that I felt the need to put up a public guest post policy. Here it is and it’s really simple:
We accept guest posts and evaluate them on a case by case basis. If we think it’s fun to read, well written, relevant to our readership, contains useful information and is not something we have already covered in detail we publish them – no questions asked, and we will accept a virtually unlimited number of guest posts that meet this criteria.
If not they go in the circular filing cabinet. We get lots of crappy generic … [Read more]
Our space brownie recipe combines two of our favorite things: weed and healthy primal foods like dark chocolate, farm fresh butter or coconut oil and honey. This recipe is super simple and produces outstanding results. The quantities specified below are to make one medium sized pie pan (about 10″ / 25 cm in diameter).
Ingredients 250g (~9oz) 85-99% cocoa chocolate 160ml (2/3 cup) grass-fed organic unsalted butter or coconut oil Honey and/or stevia (to taste) 4-5 free range eggs (real free range) 10ml (2 teaspoons) vanilla extract (optional) 14g (1 tablespoon) sweet rice flour (optional) Shredded coconut (optional) 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt 2 grams (~.07 ounces) high quality weed (adjust according to quality) Process Preheat … [Read more]
Kota Kinabalu, in the state of Sabah, Malaysia, is a popular beach getaway. Because I had a few days off and Air Asia had some cheap tickets I decided to go there with a girlfriend for a little beach getaway. I love living in Asia and being able to make little beach getaways to places like Langkawi, Bali, Nha Trang, and Rilay Beach. Hell, even Phuket is fun for a dew days. I quite like Langkawi as a beach getaway; … [Read more]
I recently visited Buenos Aires, Argentina and I have to say, my experience was starkly contrasted with Charlie’s. I am not going to rehash everything Charlie covered so I strongly suggest you read his article first, and then my counter to it. I also have to preface my reflections by saying that Argentina is at the beginning of another one of their famous catastrophic currency crises (others may argue that they’re well in the middle of it but I think this is the tip of the iceberg), so your mileage may vary in terms of prices.
Since I already touched on the currency crisis, let’s start with prices. If spending … [Read more]