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  •  Not quite the same (9+ / 0-)

    But I have two birth certificates, one from the UK, and the second a "Record of Foreign Birth" (or something like that) from the State Department. I was born to American parents living in London.  The funny part is that for several years the two birth certificates had different dates, the State Department fucked it up when they recorded it.  It took my mother a couple years to get the mistake fixed and a new form issued.

    Gotta say, if I ever did run for president I think the Birthers would go nuts...but then again I am a white guy so maybe not so much.  

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:19:59 PM PST

    •  I have two as well, certificate of "live" birth (6+ / 0-)

      from the Philippines, for same reason.  Always made feel sort of like a puppy or something.

      I could have dual citizenship if I wanted it, which I do, but I've just never done it.

      "In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder, a secret order." Carl Jung

      by Unduna on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:58:59 PM PST

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      •  I did it, (5+ / 0-)
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        and I gotta say I think its great.  Of course with Britain, that means both EU and Commonwealth.

        My main reason for doing it was in case of a stupid war, and the draft.  Growing up, I figured that if both the US and UK decided to fight a war, it was likely that it was a war I would actually be willing to fight...but then someone gave Tony Blair stupid pills and they joined the "Coalition of the Sycophants" and fought in Iraq.

        At this point, the dual citizenship means that I can go through the faster EU lines when I go to Europe.

        "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

        by Empty Vessel on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 01:09:46 PM PST

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        •  Just being born there sends me (and my nephew (3+ / 0-)
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          and my sister, if she came back) to a different and much faster line at the airport. I love the looks and smiles I get! Such fun.

          Having UK citizenship is fantastic. Jealous.

          I do want to be a Filipina by nationality, I am lucky that I have he option. I really should start the process. My parents were considered dissidents and dissident collaborators, but I think they would be glad to have me. I hope!

          "In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder, a secret order." Carl Jung

          by Unduna on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 01:17:30 PM PST

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