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  • Bernie Sanders wins Democrats Abroad primary

    03/23/2020 7:01:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:25 AM EDT, Mon March 23, 2020 | Kate Sullivan, CNN
    Washington(CNN)Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Democrats Abroad primary and secured nine delegates, Democrats Abroad announced on Monday. Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party for Americans living overseas, and voters in 180 countries cast their ballots in the primary. Sanders won 57.9% of the vote and 9 delegates, and former Vice President Joe Biden won 22.7% of the vote and 4 delegates.
  • LIVE: Flight from Wuhan with more than 200 American evacuees lands in Anchorage

    01/29/2020 12:25:07 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 106 replies
    KTUU News (Anchorage AK) ^ | January 29 | Staff
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — A flight carrying 240 American evacuees from Wuhan, China — the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that's infected nearly 6,000 people and claimed the lives of 132 — touched down at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Kalitta flight #371, carrying 240 Americans from Wuhan, China, shortly after landing at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (KTUU) Passengers aboard Kalitta flight #371 will disembark at the North Terminal for further health screenings by the State Department of Health and Social Services, and to go through U.S. Customs while the Boeing 747 refuels before...
  • Americans are retiring to Vietnam, for cheap healthcare and a decent standard of living

    12/26/2019 10:47:33 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 104 replies
    LA Times ^ | DEC. 25, 2019 | RALPH JENNINGS
    After his military career, Rockhold worked as a defense contractor, operating mostly in Africa. He first returned to Vietnam in 1992 to work on a program to help economic refugees. He settled in Vietnam in 1995, the same year the United States and Vietnam normalized relations. He married a Vietnamese woman in 2009. In fact, he liked it so much that he persuaded his mother to move to Vietnam from Santa Maria, Calif., also in 2009. She came for the wedding, and decided to stay,” he said with a laugh. She lived in Vietnam until her death in 2015 at...
  • American retirees in Mexico say their life savings vanished from a Mexican bank

    09/29/2019 9:49:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/28/19 | Lindsey Bomnin, Didi Martinez and Vicky Nguyen
    NBC News spoke to nine American families who say Marcela Zavala Taylor, a former banker with Grupo Financiero Monex, had gained their trust only to disappear after they discovered money had gone missing from their personal accounts. These families, whose estimated losses total more than $7 million dollars, all say they were blindsided by what had happened.
  • Why I Have Zero Sympathy For Remainers

    08/06/2019 2:43:56 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    Vanity Quoting From The Sentinella ^ | 8/6/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I live in Spain, having retired here in 2016 with my British citizen wife so we could enjoy the weather and be closer to her family in England. The part of Spain I live in has a large number of British expats. Nerja, which is one town over from ours, is called the largest British town not in Britain. You could live your life there and never have to learn a word of Spanish. You can imagine that a whole lot of them are concerned about Britain's scheduled departure from the EU and what it will do to disrupt their...
  • Study: Third Of Americans Thinking About Leaving Country To Live Abroad

    12/21/2018 10:17:54 AM PST · by rktman · 109 replies ^ | 11/28/2018 | unknown
    A third of natural-born Americans are thinking about packing up and living elsewhere — outside the United States — but it may not be for the reason you think, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom and Tufts University in the U.S. say that the most popular reason (87.4 percent) to give life a shot in another country is the simple desire to explore the world. Surprisingly, whether a person identifies as liberal or conservative politically had no correlation to their hopes of moving overseas. “While one might think that ideological orientation plays...
  • ‘Pack Up and Get Out’: Nicaraguan Unrest Shakes U.S. Expat Community

    07/20/2018 9:16:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 20, 2018 | John Otis
    After decades teaching social studies at a California high school, Noel Correa moved to Nicaragua, buying a home on the outskirts of this colonial city. Then, the country he chose as his retirement paradise began to unravel. “We were just getting settled when the fighting broke out,” said Mr. Correa, 67, who arrived here with his wife in December. “Now we are in limbo.” So are many other expats caught up in a three-month-old uprising against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, whose crackdown in response has killed more than 300 people.

    02/14/2018 8:34:36 PM PST · by aimhigh · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/14/2018 | MAX SCHINDLER
    Thousands of Americans living in Israel are likely to get ensnared by a onetime corporate repatriation tax that the US Congress had intended to apply to Apple and Google, not individuals. Tax experts contacted by The Jerusalem Post warned that Israeli Americans who self-incorporated – setting up Israeli corporations to avoid paying taxes on the self-employed such as US Social Security – would be subject to a onetime tax on 30 years of profits accumulated in their Israeli corporations – from January 1, 1986, to December 31, 2017.
  • Panama is offering a new way for digital nomads to stay, eat, work and surf

    04/25/2018 8:35:38 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    Lonely Planet ^ | April 19, 2018 | Martina Gili
    Imagine traveling the world, surfing the waves of unspoilt beaches, meeting new people – and still being able to work remotely with unwavering Wi-Fi, in a community of like-minded wanderers and digital nomads. All of this, at a price you can afford. That is what Selina, a Panamanian hospitality network, has set out to offer. Bridging the gap between hostels and boutique hotels, Selina adds extra features like unique co-working spaces, yoga and meditation classes, as well as local travel experiences at stunning locations in Central America. Co-working spaces bring together people from different companies, industries and countries in a...
  • Some Said They’d Flee Trump’s America. These People Actually Did.

    04/15/2018 12:29:43 AM PDT · by SmarterJr · 27 replies
    the newyork times ^ | APRIL 14, 2018 | RONDA KAYSEN
    Peering into a webcam, her face intermittently frozen over an iffy Skype connection in Medellin, Colombia, Lizz Quain was explaining not long ago why she uprooted her 9-year-old twins almost a year and a half ago to travel the world. Ms. Quain, who is in her 40s, owned a children’s play cafe and preschool near Seattle before she renounced her American middle-class existence in August 2016, fed up with what she described as a stifling, consumerist culture.
  • Retirement is expensive. Here’s what to do about it

    03/17/2018 6:41:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 03/17/2018 | Mitch Tuchman
    You probably think of your own home as your largest expense in life. Perhaps your kids, if you think of them as expenses. A recent study, in fact, estimated that buying a house and raising a child cost about the same — $245,300 for the house and $278,300 to raise a child from birth to age 18. How does that compare to the cost of retirement? Quitting work costs three times more, believe it or not. The average retirement in the United States runs $738,400. That feels like a made-up number, as precise as it might appear. Naturally, what you...
  • Why French expats are unmoved by Macron's appeal to return to France

    09/29/2017 5:43:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 29 September 2017 16:32 CEST+02:00
    President Emmanuel Macron has upped his efforts to persuade French expatriates, whether in the UK or the US, to come home, but many French abroad told The Local they think his appeals are meaningless. During the French president’s trip to the United Nations in New York, he made an appearance in front of hundreds of French citizens who have made a new home for themselves in the US. Standing in front of a huge French tricolore flag, Macron proudly told them France is now “the land of conquest”. This follows an appearance in London prior to his election, where he...
  • Hello From Spain

    04/17/2017 7:12:37 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 165 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/17/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Because my wife wanted to be closer to her Grandchildren who live in England and we were looking to retire I decided to leave America and move to Spain in March 2016. Since I didn't know how busy it was going to be I left FR also but now that we are settled in I can afford to spend a bit more time on the site and share my impressions of the country. Spain has a lot of things conservatives would actually appreciate and I wish America would follow their lead. The most admired thing there is no entitlement mentality...
  • Can You Still Be a Good American if You're an Expat Living Abroad?

    05/21/2017 4:12:38 PM PDT · by ThankYouFreeRepublic · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 21, 2017 | Chuck Bolotin
    As the founder of Best Places in the World to Retire, I’ve spoken with more than a thousand expats, many of whom have told me of instances where they were told that because they lived outside the US, they were no longer entitled to be called “an American,” that they were unpatriotic, or in extreme cases, that they were traitors. Not only do I reject these charges, but I believe that those making them don’t understand what it means to be “an American.” There is no better statement of what it means to be an American than...
  • 'I am ashamed of the country I onced served' (Barf Alert)

    02/01/2017 2:42:36 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st February 2017 | BBC News
    When Donald Trump won the US election on 8 November last year, Americans who voted for him rejoiced. Others were ambivalent. And still others expressed alarm. But some were so concerned that they began considering their options for leaving the US altogether. Following one of the most divisive US elections in recent history, following on the heels of the similarly divisive vote for Brexit in the UK, we asked if people were making plans to leave the country because of the uncertainty and political climate. Our question was met with hundreds of compelling, sometimes polarising and often worried responses. These...
  • Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand. Ruth Bader Ginsberg wasn’t the only one thinking this.

    12/25/2016 10:11:15 AM PST · by tired&retired · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Anna Fifield
    The prospect of a Trump presidency led to some prominent Americans — including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — joking, or perhaps half-joking, that they would move to New Zealand. Ginsburg gave a nod to this splendid isolation during an interview with the New York Times in July. “‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,’” Ginsburg said her husband would be urging if Trump won the election. Billy Crystal had the same idea. “I might consider finding a nice little ranch in New Zealand,” he told Australian media earlier this year. (By the way, Billy, we...
  • [From 2014] What States are the Freest? This Map Shows Americans Where to Go If They Crave Liberty

    12/17/2016 4:15:48 PM PST · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    The John Locke Foundation just published its First In Freedom Index, a report that compares and ranks the relative freedom of all fifty states.
  • Canada or Bust: Airline Offers Anti-Trump Celebrities Free Flights to Canada

    11/10/2016 6:54:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Peg it Board News ^ | November 10,2016
    Allan Jones, CEO of Tennessee-based Jones Airways, is offering free one-way flights to Canada for Hollywood celebrities who promised to leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidency. In a video posted to Facebook, which has received more than 600,000 views thus far, multiple celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Alec Baldwin are offered a complimentary flight across the northern border on a Falcon 900 jet. “All these individuals said that they will move to Canada,” a man identified as “Money Mark” says. “Therefore, Jones Airways will put them aboard this beautiful, luxurious Falcon 900 at no charge for a...
  • Trump Wins Exit Polls Among Israeli Absentee Voting

    11/03/2016 10:26:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 3, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    According to the result of an exit poll taken among absentee voters in Israel, Donald Trump would better serve the interests of the Jewish nation rather than Hillary Clinton as president. Trump received 49% of the Israeli-American vote, while Clinton got 44%, according to the poll conducted by get-out-the-vote organization iVoteIsrael and KEEVOON Global Research. The poll found a split between the two major-party candidates in New York, New Jersey, California, and Maryland. However, the swing state of Florida went to Trump outright. The total number of votes coming from Israel, 30,000, is lower than the 80,000 who turned out...
  • Exclusive: Trump beats Clinton in Israeli absentee-voter exit poll

    11/02/2016 10:00:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    Trump received 49% of the Israeli-American vote, while Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton got 44%, according to the poll conducted by get-out-the-vote organization iVoteIsrael and KEEVOON Global Research. Another 2% voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson, and the rest chose “other” or said they voted for Congress and not a presidential candidate