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• Entertained and amused as the opportunity presents itself
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• Our main purpose is to help Americans here VOTE.
If you like, we’ll even help you with the registration process, help you get your absentee ballot, and even get you the “FWAB”, should your absentee ballot not arrive in your rice field on time.
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Political Insights from Thomas Fina
From Democrats Abroad, Dec 28, 2013
Making the Vote Countfrom The Jakarta Post, Sept 6, 2012 (p 21)
article by Trisha Sertori, photos By J. B. Djwan
With an estimated 3 to 6 million US expats dotted around the globe and a knife edge swing between candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the November US presidential elections, pundits are suggesting the US expat vote could tip the scale in the greatest (political) race on earth.
Some US expats in Bali are taking this possibility seriously and working to ensure every potential absentee vote from both sides of the political divide is registered and counted ... read the rest of this article
Overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision:
THE Most Important Task for US All
Otherwise we will be ruled by corporations NOT people
See this video
What Tax Structure Really Creates Jobs?
Other important videos
Corporations strive for profit, not creating jobs!
- How ACA (Obamacare) Affects Americans Living Abroad
- Political Inisghts from Thomas Fina
- Are Corporations People?
- One of the More Important Speeches You Should Hear
- What has Obama really done?
- Truth or Lie?
- Our own real-life 'Downton Abbey'
- What's wrong with this picture?
- West Wing Week 12/9/11 ( 6mins )
- LIBERAL is:
NEW! How does Obamacare affect us living abroad? We have a summary of the major impact it has on you. And do note that ignoring this law can result in some severe penalties -- but many of us are not subject to these. Read this brief article to see how it affects you!
Those dreaded FATCA/FBAR tax rules are changing for the better. Four prominent organizations of Americans living abroad have been meeting with IRS and Congressional representatives to find a sensible course for the majority of us living overseas. Read this report on progress from Democrats Abroad.
American Income Tax Info for US Expats Want to learn something about how to deal with US income tax matters? Need help with filing? Have questions? read this article >
Questions about Indonesian taxes? Here's an article that can help.
New IRS Rules Affecting Us With severe penalties coming up, you must now report any foreign accounts with a sum total value of $10,000 or more, and higher amounts are subject to lots more restrictions. click for more >
We make voting from here simple as 1-2-3! See this Jakarta Post article about us from Thursday, Sept 6, 2012. We take the uncertainty out of the process for you -- ensure you get your ballot and vote now -- your vote is IMPORTANT click here!
Also you can register with the US State Dept to get emergency info and all US Consular messages whereever you travel.
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If you have non-US citizen spouse/kids, big changes afoot will negatively affect you.
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Warren Buffett a Socialist?!?!?
The Daily Show answers.
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