Sign up  |  Log in

Facebook Co-Founder Gives Up U.S. Citizenship

Telling it like it is on AF since 2007.

yep.

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.

I know this is controversial, but I was a little proud of him after I read that.

bromion wrote:

I know this is controversial, but I was a little proud of him after I read that.

Proud in what way?

He doesn’t live in the US anymore. The US expat tax laws are kind of absurd IMO, so I think he is doing the right thing by renouncing citizenship to avoid a huge tax liability. If he lives in Singapore and derives no or substantially no benefits from the US, why should be pay US taxes? That makes no sense.

sounds idiotic that we are giving importance to such rotten piece of news….. Shit

Yep, I agree with him. 

No Homo

Isn’t he originally from Brazil anyway?

It’s a rough day when you realize your sarcasm and dry humor is so advanced, people just think you’re an a-hole.

bromion wrote:

I know this is controversial, but I was a little proud of him after I read that.

Me too.  And Singapore seems like a great choice, a bit expensive but that isn’t a problem for him obviously.

Not sure if I’ll give up citizenship or not, it really comes down to taxes and ease of travel I guess.  But I certainly don’t want to be encumbered by the USA’s problems any longer since I’m not a member of that society in any real way. 

.

Good for him.  More people that leave the sooner the message will be received.

Imagine the flood of rich French people we’re going to see…

.

bromion wrote:

I know this is controversial, but I was a little proud of him after I read that.

Same.

vikas5871 wrote:

dont discuss rotten shit…. itss shit news.. that too rotten…. discuss something substsantive…. stop behaving like slaves discussing about their masters….. stop insulting your parents by giving importance to such rotten shits… so called paprazi…..

Cocaine is a hell of a drug…

Vikas is just trying to get to 250 points so he can get the tee shirt.

.

vikas5871 wrote:

dont discuss rotten shit…. itss shit news.. that too rotten…. discuss something substsantive…. stop behaving like slaves discussing about their masters….. stop insulting your parents by giving importance to such rotten shits… so called paprazi…..

Please…..elaborate…

NO EXCUSES

CFABLACKBELT wrote:

vikas5871 wrote:

dont discuss rotten shit…. itss shit news.. that too rotten…. discuss something substsantive…. stop behaving like slaves discussing about their masters….. stop insulting your parents by giving importance to such rotten shits… so called paprazi…..

Cocaine is a hell of a drug…

I’m Rick James, b**ch! CHARLIE MURPHY!

Still think that is one of the greatest skits of all time. I’m sure I have watched that 12x yet I still laugh every time I think about it.

Sweep the Leg wrote:

Vikas is just trying to get to 250 points so he can get the tee shirt.

yea seriously… And not being subtle about it either…

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.

Hey Vikas, try to clean the dialogue up a notch.

redacted

Hmmm can’t imagine why he would want to leave the lovely United States.

The bitter government strikes back…

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/92889601/

More details from this wonderful group of guys on their brilliant “expatriate act” or whatever they are calling this nonsense.  It’s just more of the same fear-based tactics that are always employed; someone got out, step up the fear tactics so that nobody else gets away. 

“If Mr. Saverin finds himself desperate to come back to the United States one day…”  uhh yeah I’m sure that will happen.

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/92888269/

Seriously who cares? This nobody was in the right place at the right time and became a billionaire thanks to the work of far more gifted people and now lives in singapore boozing and boning various attractive women and we are supposed to care? (not that I have a problem with that)

Not all men were meant to dance with dragons.

Palantir, I get your point. But I would suggest it is merely one of the many infringements on your rights that are coming your way as a citizen of that place, hence why you should care. The govies don’t have any money left, what comes next 1) keeping tax payers from leaving, and 2) criminalizing people that don’t pay their debts, and 3) lots more stuff I can’t even think up but they will…

Good times!

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/senators-to-unveil-the-ex-p...

a couple of Dem. senators (chucky  schmucky and Bob Casey) are trying to get a 30% capital gains tax imposed on people renouncing US citizenship, along with other measures)

———————————————– Trust God and keep your powder dry ———————————————– Southern by the grace of God

guest wrote:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/senators-to-unveil-the-ex-p...

a couple of Dem. senators (chucky  schmucky and Bob Casey) are trying to get a 30% capital gains tax imposed on people renouncing US citizenship, along with other measures)

I wonder if they cleared this with George Soros first?

It’s a rough day when you realize your sarcasm and dry humor is so advanced, people just think you’re an a-hole.