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by chenda
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner

Alphaville wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:54 pm
funny story, my wife just got off the phone with her mom. she caught up with all the gossip, which was mostly about hillbily relative shenanigans. one damn disaster after another.
You must have some interesting stories :lol:
by chenda
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 142
Views: 30636

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

@henrik, interesting I didn't know that.

Re the suggested cow, it does appear to have udders but it's depicted with 4 legs in profile (with admirable depth indication) but only 1 horn, which does lean back towards the unicorn theory.
by chenda
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 142
Views: 30636

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

@mathiverse Right but it is my understanding that citizenship is a prerequisite for getting a passport in nearly all circumstances (I’d be curious to hear about exceptions). Definitely, you can be a citizen without a passport but you can't have a passport without citizenship. Passports costs money ...
by chenda
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 142
Views: 30636

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

@fiby41 - interesting thanks! Do you know what the symbols/letter are at the top ? They look somewhat like Germanic runes.

The 'lion and the unicorn' nursery rhyme is now going around my head...
by chenda
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 142
Views: 30636

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

what to do if one of your passports declare war on the other passport? I consider it highly likely that ultimately "the lunch ain't free" and that rights also come with duties. Countries making it easy to obtain citizenship want something, if nothing else, a hefty application fee. I think...
by chenda
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 142
Views: 30636

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

I foresee conscription to become much more common in EU nations if/when the USA decides defending Europe is too much of a liability. Sweden re-introduced conscription in 2017 for both men and women. Apart from Ireland and a few micro nations, all the neutral non-NATO countries in Europe have a form...
by chenda
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 142
Views: 30636

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

@whitebelt - Was there a particular reason why you were considering one, or just as a general 'insurance' policy ? I would agree it's probably not worth doing unless there are clear benefits to you. I know of a Brazilian girl who was working in Germany and had issues with getting a long term residen...
by chenda
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner

@alphaville ah I see, yes I remember you posting about it now. I like the Russian word Dacha :))
by chenda
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner

@alphaville - I think you mentioned in another thread you have a cabin, is that a rural second home ? Just interested in how you visit car free or if you hire one when you need or something ? Whilst I definitely lean towards small city urban as the optimal location, I wonder if the rural vs urban na...
by chenda
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)
Replies: 24
Views: 2778

Re: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)

Ah I get it now, yes...we seem to have seen less of this argument over the past decade maybe...
by chenda
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)
Replies: 24
Views: 2778

Re: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)

Ah right, yes probably...
by chenda
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)
Replies: 24
Views: 2778

Re: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)

I didn't get it either...
by chenda
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 760
Views: 47797

Re: COVID topic vol 2

My understanding is that polio is now extremely rare, a few hundred cases a year worldwide ?
by chenda
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 48
Views: 2387

Re: The next big thing

Cool, I travelled through that region many years ago I liked the desert out there : )
by chenda
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 760
Views: 47797

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Yes I think this summer (or winter depending on your hemisphere) is likely to be pretty much normal. People are already booking holidays and will probably go on celebratory spending sprees, well probably not forum members but normals will.
by chenda
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 48
Views: 2387

Re: The next big thing

@alphaville, yes I was extremely lucky to be able to get that. Are you are looking to move abroad for a while, I think you are currently in the South West ?
by chenda
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 48
Views: 2387

Re: The next big thing

Haha, I jointly own some property in Portugal and go there a lot. It is a friendly place, pleasantly old fashioned in some ways and very laid back.
by chenda
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 48
Views: 2387

Re: The next big thing

Ah yes, interesting. A friend of mine lived in Singapore for some years as a lawyer. She did appreciate the almost zero crime rate and other perks. Forbes seems divided as to whether he his a martyr for escaping high taxation or an unpatriotic and ungrateful immigrate 😂
by chenda
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 48
Views: 2387

Re: The next big thing

Ha, yes he could manage their Facebook page as part of his service. This Singaporean isn't too impressed: Being ludicrously rich as he is — and likely to get richer — it’s unlikely that Saverin’s life in Singapore will be any different as a citizen than as an American expatriate. He’s already past t...
by chenda
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 48
Views: 2387

Re: The next big thing

Alphaville wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:48 pm
in latin america conscription is for the poor :lol:

(but no, seriously, it is)
Haha I can imagine, though Singapore has national service and probably doesn't permit bribes, though he might be too old now :lol: