Skip to comments.Another Reason Why The End Is Nigh
Posted on 07/08/2012 11:23:12 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama
From the diseased mind of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:
(Emphasis added where appropriate. Snarky comments from me are in [brackets].)
"Every American deserves to have a clean, safe and healthy environment. Today, we understand better than ever before that our health is not only dependent on what happens in the doctors office but is determined by the air we breathe, the water we drink and the communities we call home. Over the past two years, the Administration and our agency have taken unprecedented steps to ensure strong protection from environmental and health hazards for all Americans.
Theres nothing more important than health. When we live longer, healthier lives, we have more time to do our jobs, volunteer in our neighborhoods, play with our children, and watch our grandchildren grow up. Health is the foundation of our countrys prosperity. Healthy adults are more productive workers, healthy children are better students and healthy families can make bigger contributions to their communities. [How....Stalinist of her to say.]
In our Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan, you can find many programs that are already making a difference, such as the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Minority Worker Training Program. This program has awarded grants in more than 30 communities across the United States to recruit and train individuals who live in vulnerable communities at risk of exposure to contaminants for employment in the environmental field.
The Affordable Care Act, the health reform law of 2010, includes a new community transformation grant program that builds on the Economic Empowerment Zone model. By promoting healthy lifestyles, especially among population groups experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease, these grants help improve health, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made 61 awards, totaling approximately $103 million, to state and local government agencies, Tribes, and territories, and to non-profit organizations. Several awardees are planning to focus on expanding efforts to address healthy and safe physical environments. [And this is Constitutional how, Benedict Roberts ? This isn't a tax, it's social engineering.]
With the release of our Strategy and Implementation Plan, we are renewing our commitment to working with our Federal partners to promote environmental justice. Equally important, we are reaffirming our commitment to work with communities who are eager to get involved in this effort. We look forward to this collaboration as we continue to focus on building safe and healthy communities. ["I have a bad feeling about this!"--Han Solo]
Kathleen Sebelius Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services"
Before we continue, I think we should review exactly what "environmental justice" actually is. Here's the official Federal Leviathan version:
"Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies'. Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-income Populations requires each Federal agency to 'make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.' The Executive Order also states that 'each Federal agency responsibility set forth under this order shall apply equally to Native American programs.' "
No, that didn't make any sense to me, either. Let's ask the expert, Van Jones.
Heywaitaminute! Van Jones ? Isn't he---
That's right. That's the same Van Jones that Glenn Beck outed as a commie, and that's the same Van Jones who used to be Chairman Obama's "Green Jobs Czar" until he was quietly fired on a moonlit Friday night.
"Mother Jones: Can you briefly explain what 'environmental justice' means to you?
Van Jones: Environmental justice is the movement to ensure that no community suffers disproportionate environmental burdens or goes without enjoying fair environmental benefits."
Vannie, Vannie, Vannie. You're holding out on us! Let's try that again, but this time, give us that old, tired commie pinko self-righteous victim rhetoric:
"MJ: What's the relationship between environmental justice and sustainability ?
VJ: Well, the only reason that we have the unsustainable accounting that we have right now is because incinerators, dumping grounds, and sacrifice zones were put where poor people live. It would never have been allowed if you had to put all the incinerators and nasty stuff in rich people's neighborhoods; we'd have had a sustainable economy a long time ago. We'd have had a clean and green economy a long time ago. It's the environmental racism that allowed the powerful people in society to turn a blind eye for decades to the downsides of the industrial system that got us to this point. So there's a direct relationship between environmental racism and the lack of sustainability of society as a whole. We were the canaries in the coal mines, crying for relief. Now finally the consequences are affecting everyone, with global warming and everything else. The other thing is that the environmental justice agenda is also changing. Before, it was much stronger on demanding equal protection from environmental bad. Now we are also demanding equal opportunity and equal access to environmental good. We don't want to be first and worst with all the toxins and all the negative effects of global warming, and then benefit last and least from all the breakthroughs in solar, wind energy, organic food, all the positives. We want an equal share, an equitable share, of the work wealth and the benefits of the transition to a green economy."
So in other words, "environmental justice" is a ---
A "green" version of "social justice", yes. And, as we all know--
"Social Justice" is nothing more than a polite word for--
I really wish you'd stop interrupting me, it's--
Rather rude ? Don't worry. I won't do it anymore. The gag's done.
All kidding aside, this is some pretty serious stuff. What exactly does Frau Sebelius' plan entail ?
"To update the 1995 HHS EJ Strategy, HHS created an Environmental Justice Strategic Planning Committee, composed of representatives from agencies and offices across HHS. The Committee reviewed past and current environmental justice programs and accomplishments to glean lessons learned and build upon successful strategies and activities. HHS also engaged multiple stakeholders during the strategic planning process in order to hear community and other stakeholder concerns, discuss best practices and model programs, and learn about ongoing and emerging environmental justice issues impacting Americans.
The 2012 HHS EJ Strategy provides direction for HHS efforts to achieve environmental justice as part of its mission by: (1) identifying and addressing disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects on low-income populations and Indian Tribes, and (2) encouraging the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of affected parties with the goal of building healthy, resilient communities and reducing disparities in health and well-being associated with environmental factors. Driven by public input and HHS support, the strategy maintains the following three guiding principles:
Create and implement meaningful public partnerships Ensure interagency and intra-agency coordination Establish and implement accountability measures
On the basis of the guiding principles, the 2012 HHS EJ Strategy is organized into four strategic elements; (1) Policy Development and Dissemination, (2) Education and Training, (3) Research and Data Collection, Analysis, and Utilization, and (4) Services. The 2012 HHS EJ Strategy reflects new and ongoing actions that are underway or planned for the near term. Each strategic element is aligned with targeted goals, strategies, and actions to be undertaken by HHS. The heightened coordination within and outside of HHS and the engagement of communities and other stakeholders will facilitate the implementation of the 2012 HHS EJ Strategy and support the realization of the vision."
Well, isn't that just ducky ? What will the aktion--er, uh, plan look like ?
(Emphasis added where appropriate. Snarky comments are in [brackets].)
"Strategic Element I: Policy Development and Dissemination
Strengthen the application of health and environmental statutes and policies in minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
Identify and address, as appropriate, human health or environmental effects of HHS programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
Support and advance a 'health in all policies' approach that protects and promotes the health and well-being of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures.
Integrate environmental justice principles and strategies into the implementation of key statutes and policies that may impact minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
Incorporate environmental justice principles and strategies into consideration of emerging issues that may disproportionately impact minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
Provide consultation and/or partner with other Federal departments, where appropriate and feasible, on environmental policies, programs and initiatives that may impact health and well-being, with particular attention to minority and low-income populations and Indian Tribes.
Strategic Element II: Education and Training
Educate communities, workers, the general public, health professionals, human services providers and the HHS workforce about environmental justice and environmental health to empower them to actively participate in the development and implementation of programs, policies and activities impacting and serving minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures. [In layman's terms, this means propaganda.]
Build a health workforce prepared to prevent and diagnose conditions associated with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures and to provide high quality, culturally competent care. [????]
Educate the public, especially in communities with minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures, about environmental justice, environmental hazards, and healthy community environments. [Again, this means propaganada.]
Enhance health professionals and human services providers education and training in environmental health and environmental justice. [Time to indoctrinate the docs!]
Increase the knowledge and understanding of health and environmental justice across HHS agencies and among HHS employees.
Strategic Element III: Research and Data Collection, Analysis, and Utilization
Strengthen research and advance data collection on the health and environment of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
Empower the public to participate in the development and implementation of HHS policies, programs, and interventions by improving access to data and research findings on the risks of adverse environmental exposures.
Increase the involvement of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures in research and in data collection and utilization, and communicate findings to stakeholders.
Identify and characterize environmental and occupational factors that have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
Bolster the efforts of HHS, state, local, territorial, and tribal agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations, to collect, maintain, and analyze data on disproportionately high and adverse environmental and occupational exposures and on health effects in minority and low-income populations and Indian Tribes.
Strategic Element IV: Services
Improve access to and quality of care and services for minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures.
Advance the economic potential and social well-being of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures.
Increase the capacity of health professionals delivering care and services to minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures to prevent, diagnose, and treat medical and behavioral health conditions associated with adverse environmental exposures.
Identify minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures, as well as the physical and behavioral health conditions and concerns of communities affected by these exposures.
Provide technical assistance and information resources to minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures in order to empower communities to address identified health and human services needs.
Provide funding opportunities and technical assistance to advance the economic potential and social well-being of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures."
And this is another reason why the end is nigh.
The Doomday Clock is at 11:59:00.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock......
Gotcha. No problem.
“Educated people who think that it could never happen here. Educated people who dont even know what it is, those who are clueless of the totalitarian excesses of the last century.”
Most “educated” people aren’t people aren’t educated-—they’re indoctrinated. No critical thinking necessary. (Excluding, of course, doctors, nurses, scientists, etc. I’m talking about political science majors, English majors, interpretive dance majors, that sort of thing)
Hey gang, we’re famous!
I’m talking about people who work in professional jobs and do have the capacity to understand if they could even bring themselves to believe that the cold war could have been lost and although it appears we won it, these new developments here indicate that may not be the case.
There are plenty of people who have been conditioned to think anyone who mentions communism as a potential threat is nuts.
Health is the foundation of our animal farm's prosperity. Healthy hens are more productive layers, healthy fryers are better eating and healthy flocks can produce more meat for the collective to consume in government regulated serving sizes so as to insure the elite managers get their self determined fair share of all that is produced.
It would be funny if it were not so bizarre and frightening, Barry's “FORWARD” slogan? He is marching the country backwards to 1962 Soviet Union-ville.
...And Van Jones? THIS is Val Jarrett's brilliant boy wonder? This fool? He just keeps popping up, doesn't he, like in a whack-a-mole game. Last I read, about 4 months ago he was Head Cheese of the Occupy Movement and had BIG PLANS for the summer. I guess that didn't pan out.
Old Van is a watermelon...Green on the outside, red on the inside. Very creepy guy...and a fav of The Smartest Guy Ever.
Bizarro world we are living in.
Everything theyre doing points to them wanting to run the economy from top to bottom. If they get to do it, the only question is how soon and how badly will they fail and what will they do about it. My bet is that it will be a steady decline and adverse consequences will be given short shrift. They want a two-class serf society. I think they will be succesful. They have totalitarian models from the 20th century to learn from and copy and improve upon.
I think it will be a much quicker decline than most people realize.
Some disturbing findings going through the bill:
Obamacare/ commiecare is what is intended to collapse the system
PPACA Waivers and the Roberts Decision
They are doing away with this type of policy & it would force more people into the exchanges.
And it says that those who had those types of policies will not be able to afford the mandated policy.
Now take a look at the wealth redistribution plan:
HR 4872 - Enable the real-time
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“enable the real-time (or near real time) determination of an individuals financial responsibility at the point of service and, to the extent possible, prior to service, including whether the individual is eligible for a specific service with a specific physician at a specific facility, which may include utilization of a machine-readable health plan beneficiary identification card;
What IS troubling is that it says “determination of an individual’s financial responsibility” - which means they have the power to decide that WE have to pay for the service, or we have to pay more than someone else for that service. Marxism straight up. And what the heck do they mean by “beneficiary identification card”? Beneficiary means, “one that benefits from something”, but it also means - and most of us recognize this word and use it as, “the person designated to receive the income of a trust estate”. What this says to me (knowing pretty much how they think and what their agenda is), is that they’re either going to consider medical care as a privilege granted by them (we’re their beneficiary) and they get to be God and decide whether we’ll receive it or not, or that they’re not only going to base their decision of whether or not to let us have the service or based on our own finances, but also based on money and assets that we are beneficiaries for - or both of those things!!
so let me give an example... let’s say Laura needs a medical service. They’re going to look at Laura’s finances to decide how much she needs to pay for that service. If Laura has ‘more’ money/assets than someone else, her financial responsibility will be greater (there’s the Marxism of it all, but also the govt’s ability to instantly know everything about Laura’s finances - Holy crap!). But ALSO (and this is opinion on my part, simply based on what this section says and could actually mean when it’s implemented), they will look at what Laura’s parents have if she is a beneficiary of their estate. It won’t matter that what her parents have is needed to sustain them throughout their retirement years, it will only matter what money and assets they have at the time Laura needs that service. So if her parents saved all their lives, doing the right thing, so that they could pay their own way in their retirement years and/or have enough left to leave a little something for their children, the govt will look at that as something to be liquidated/drawn upon for the service that Laura needs today.
One last troubling thing about this section... where it says, “including whether the individual is eligible for a specific service with a specific physician at a specific facility”... WHAT?!! So the govt will decide which doctor we will use and which facility we can go to. As if that isn’t bad enough, there are two things we know from experience... this kind of power (which the govt now has because Ocare is law) lets the govt choose the winners and losers - so if their buddy-doctor or facility-owner who is greasing their palms privately (think kickbacks; think govt union because it’s coming) can provide the service, the patient can be forced to go to that doctor at that dictated facility (corruption will be rampant!). The other thing about this is that if we are, let’s say, an ‘undesireable’, they have the power to force us to go to someone/place that provides sub-standard care or to someone who will dictate strict controls on our behavior so that the govt can monitor us and tax us more if we do not comply.
You are going to see a mass exit of folks from the US if this creep gets reelected and this bull **it remains in effect.
You are going to see a mass exit of folks from the US if this creep gets reelected and this bull **it remains in effect.
Exit to where?
There was an article over the weekend on Drudge about a *carbon tax* on funerals in Australia. Singapore? That is a control freak’s dream of a society. New Zealand? They can and do go totalitarian on a regular basis.
I don’t think there is anywhere left to go. And for those high wealth individuals who do emigrate/give up citizenship, the US still demands taxes, nearly in perpetuity.
Most countries demand a minimum of $1M in order to live there permanently, plus they demand job creation and often prohibit the emigre from working in their new country of residence. Some will accept anyone with a guaranteed US pension of $12k/year, but those are definite 3rd world places. Many island nations prohibit outright land ownership by expats. Land can only be leased and taxes can and are increased overnight if they so desire. Marriage to a native citizen can be a way around that, but one would need to be sure the new spouse isn’t going to ever divorce them.
There you go again, darlin’! You’re exposing the lies behind the wall of Demwit obfuscating noise to show the death and destruction that they have planned for our country. Their high-minded, kind-sounding bullcrap will fool the fools, but our eyes are wide open.
They will suck us dry while telling us it’s for our own good.
To the commie ‘rats and RINOs: Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining.
Link to this thread forwarded to some friends who forward this sort of thing.
Horowitz documents his view of what we’re up against. We’re outnumbered by the simple folk who vote themselves a living.
Perhaps Costa Rica?
19 of the top 30 states with decreasing unemployment (Jan-May 2012) have Republican governors.
So for those asking “where to go”, I’d recommend a red state. (unless of course you’re a bleeding lib then keep away).
Heard this on the news and verified it myself (wish I could upload my spreadsheet).
Obviously a simplification, but FWIW.....
Open Communism Ping................
Thank you, MestaMachine.
To any doubters who say “Nah, never gonna happen in the USA,” read and weep!
We now have all kind of justice(s):
- Social justice, environmental justice, etc. (Communist justice)
- Judicial justice...shreds the “living, breathing Constitution” and calls that Justice! (Performed by cowardly, communist, RINO, etc. justiceS)
It must be justice for the Republic in November 6 or ironically, it’ll be the good ol’ communist motto: No Justice, No Peace!
RETIRING IN COSTA RICA
Pensionado and Rentista Residency
Costa Rica has had a Pensionado (Retiree) and Renitsta program for more than 40 years. This program continues to date as follows:
If you are planning to retire in Costa Rica and you have a pension or investment income then you may qualify for either PENSIONADO RESIDENCY or RENTISTA RESIDENCY. This program is governed by the New Immigration Law which confers residency status as follows:
1. PENSION BASED RESIDENCY [Pensionado]
The Pensionado (Retiree) applicant must demonstrate a permanent fixed income from a pension or similar retirement income of at least US$1,000 per month. The typical applicant in this category has a government, private sector pension or social security retirement benefits. The legal basis for the pensionado category under the new immigration is Article 81 of Law 8764.
2. INVESTMENT AND INCOME BASED RESIDENCY [Rentista]
To apply for residency under the Rentista portion the applicant must demonstrate a permanent fixed income of at least US$2,500 per month. This amount includes the applicant, their spouse and all their children which are under the age of 25. The legal basis for the rentista category under the new immigration is Article 82 of Law 8764
Generally, those who seek the Rentista category do not have a pension source and instead have investment income. To apply for this category it is necessary to provide proof of the investment and that it will generate the requisite amount per month which is required under this program. As such the applicant must provide a letter from their bank or financial institution where your funds are deposited certifying the existence of that income. It is not required that the funds be held in Costa Rica. The letter can be issued by international banks as well as Costa Rican banks.
The ideal letter issued by the financial institution should state that the recipient will receive at least US$2,500 per month in Costa Rica in a stable and permanent manner.
In both cases, Pensionado and Rentista the beneficiaries must comply with the following:
Prove that the funds were deposited in Costa Rica. This issue generally comes up when you are going to renew your residency category. When you renew your status you will be asked to provide proof that the funds have been sent to Costa Rica. As such keep records of all deposits until you complete your renewal of status. The easiest way to comply with this requirement is to ask your bank to issue a letter stating that you have an account with them and indicating that during the year you have exchanged the amount required by the immigration law i.e. $12,000 per year for Pensionado or $ 30,000 per year for Rentista.
Contribute to the Social Security System of Costa Rica. The current Immigration law (8764) requires that all residency holders must contribute towards the Costa Rican Social Security and Medical System (C.C.S.S.) The easiest way to comply is to request a voluntary policy known as seguro voluntario. The amount you pay is based upon the amount of income you report. Since the law establishes the monthly requirement i.e. $1,000 for Pensionado and $2,500 for Rentista those are the amounts they will base the payment on. For Pensionado that generally translates into a monthly social security payment of around $50 per month..
A. The Rentista and Pensionado Application Process
The application for Rentista or Pensionado status can be filed through the Costa Rican Embassy or Consular office in your country of origin or directly at the offices of the Department of Immigration in Costa Rica. Before the application can be prepared the applicant must compile all the supporting documentation that is required for the application as follows:
1. Birth Certificate: You must provide a certified copy of your birth certificate and that of your dependents. The certified copy must be sent to the Costa Rican consulate for your jurisdiction for authentication. The consulate charges US$40 for each document to be authenticated. Be advised that the Department of Immigration will not accept any supporting documentation which has not been authenticated by a Costa Rican Consul.
2. Marriage Certificate: If you are married and your spouse will be applying with you as well then you will also have to provide a certified copy of a marriage certificate. The certificate must also be authenticated by a Costa Rican Consulate.
3. Proof of Income: If your source of income is a government pension then obtain a letter from your government certifying the income (US citizens on Social Security can obtain this letter from the United States Embassy -Consular Section in Costa Rica).
If the income is from a Bank or Financial Institution then it must issue the letter. All documents should be authenticated by the Costa Rican Consulate.
4. Police Certificate of Good Conduct: This certification is obtained from the police department where you last resided. This certification also needs to be authenticated by a Costa Rican or directly with the Ministry of Foreign Relations Consulate if the issuing country is a member of the Hague Convention on the Legalization of Foreign Documents. Note that this certificate is only valid for 6 months from the date they are issued. If this document expires while you are pulling together the rest of the documentation then you will have to obtain another one. If the document expires after you have submitted it to immigration and they have not processed your obligation you will NOT have to submit another one.
5. Finger Prints for Interpol Background Check: This step is done in Costa Rica at the Ministry of Public Security. The applicant will be finger printed in Costa Rica and the prints will be checked with Interpol. You must take at least 2 photographs facing front and 2 face to the side.
6. Photographs: The application requires photographs during the various stages of processing and we recommend that you take at least 4 photographs facing the front.
7. Photocopy of Your Entire Passport. With your application you will need to provide a complete copy of your passport. This means every single page from front cover to back. You will also require a very clear copy of the date of the immigration stamp where you entered the country.
8. Translation of Documents: Once you have compiled all your documentation, all documents which are in English must be translated into Spanish. This procedure can generally be handled by the Attorney that you have retained to process your application.
9. Power of Attorney for Representation. If you have hired an Attorney to process your application you will have to confer upon them a Power of Attorney to act on your behalf before the Department of Immigration.
10. Background Information Sheet (Hoja de Filiacion). This form requests the personal background information of the applicant and must be attached to the application.
You can download the form here: Formulario de Filiación in PDF or in image format Formulario de Filiacion
11. Proof of Registration With Your Local Embassy. Your local Embassy in Costa Rica must provide you with a letter or certificate indicating that you have registered with them. This is now a pre-requisite to the approval of immigration residency status in Costa Rica.
As previously indicated all documents that are issued in your country of origin such as a birth certificate, police certificate, marriage certificate etc.. must go through the documenta legalization and authentication process. This means the documents you will use for the residency process must first be be obtained from your vital records office and then certified by your local authenticating govenment agenty. In the United States that would be the Secretary of State of the state where the document was issued. In the case of Canadian documents they can be legalized at the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Office. In the case of European documents they must be legalized by the Foreign Relations office of the country where they were issued. If your country is a member of the Hague Convention on the Legalization of Foreign Documents then you can skip the Costa Rican Embassy / Consular authentication step.
The following is an example of a Secretary of State authentication. Since the United States is a member of the Hague Convention on the Legalization of Foreign Documents this document could be sent directly to Costa Rica for legalization.
Secretary of State Certification
Your documents are ready for use in Costa Rican when they have been certified by the Ministry of Foreing Relations The following is what the certification looks like. If your document does not have a certification from the Ministry of Foreign Relations it cannot be used in Costa Rica. The Embassy/Consulate charges $40 for each document authentication.
Once you have all the documentation set forth above you are ready to submit your application to the Department of Immigration through the Costa Rican Consulate in your country of origin. The cost of the application is $50 which must be paid to the Department of Immigration. by way of deposit to their account at the Banco de Costa Rica. If you apply locally instead of via your Consular office you will have to pay an additional $200 with your application since they consider this a change of status from a “tourist” status to the new category you are applying for. Generally the Department of Immigration will only receive applications that are accompanied with ALL the supporting documentation. Keep in mind that all the original documents that you submit become the exclusive property of the Department of Immigration and will NOT be returned to you.
Within the application process you will be required to provide the Department of Immigration with the following information:
1. Full Name, 2. Nationality, 3. Occupation, 4. Name of your Father, 5. Name of your Mother, 6. Name of your Spouse, 7. Race, 8. Color of your Eyes, 9. Color of your hair, 10. Your height (in meters), 11. Your weight (in kilos), 12. Marital Status, 13. Place of Birth, 14. Date of Birth, 15. Original Entry Date into Costa Rica, 16. Point of Entry into Costa Rica, 17. Physical Address in Costa Rica, 18. Telephone number in Costa Rica.
Once you application is received you will be given a receipt. This receipt is important since it is your proof that you have a pending residency application with the Department of Immigration. Your application first goes to the Legal Department within Pensionado/Rentista Section of the Department of Immigration who will review all the documentation for compliance. If all your paperwork is in order the Legal Department will forward the application to the approval committee for final evaluation. If there are any defects in the application the Legal Department will notify your legal representative of the defect and request that it be corrected before it will submit the application for approval.
If your application is approved then the Department of Immigration will issue a formal resolution indicating the date on which the application was approved. You or your legal representative must appear at the Department of Immigration for formally retrieve the resolution. Once you have the final resolution and have registered with the Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS) then you can request an appointment with the Department of Immigration to have them issue you a picture identification residency card. Below is a copy of the Document Receipt Form
B. Renewal of Pensionado/ Rentista
In order to renew you residency status under this category you must first must demonstrate that the income was received in Costa Rica. The renewal process has greatly improved since the Department of Immigration created an alliance with Banco de Costa Rica one of the largest banks in Costa Rica. As such residency holders can renew their residency status at some of the branch offices of Banco de Costa Rica. To do so you call their 900 number which is 900-00-34639 to request a renewal appointment. They have English speaking phone operators if you request it.
I doubt it! We stay and fight for the Republic. If it weren't for the patriots who were shellacked by the Brits, fought back and created this great country, we would have been the unarmed subjects of the Queen of England.
Our ancestors escaped oppression in other parts of the world and didn't run when things got tough. They stayed, fought and won their freedom or corrected the injustice. They had no intention of going back to the oppression they escaped in the first place.
It's our country and it'll be defended, either the Communists like it or not.
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