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16 September 2015

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Babak Makkinejad

I think she looks better with darker shades of hair color.

Fred

So she fraudulently took an oath of citizenship, for avoidance of UK taxes apparently? Send her back and good riddance. It's not like American has a shortage of native born actresses looking for work.

turcopolier

fred

I have never met a foreign business person who thought there was tax advantage in being a US citizen since the US will pursue you across the world looking for your foreign income as well as your US income. There is no residence advantage. Surely she does not care if she can vote. She had to fill out a form under a visa waiver program on entering the US. Surely that was nor an issue. Her serfs would do that for her. There is no problem for foreigners to own property in the US. My guess is that she wants to be a political activists with a civilizing mission among the peasants here. pl

Ramojus

All,

With all due respect to this committee of correspondence:

Who gives a fat rat's a** ?!

Valissa

I think Emily has a great sense of humor and is very charming in her bantering with Jimmy Kimmel. Glad to have her on board!

The Fox pundits, on the other hand, do not have a sense of humor and are FAR from charming. Political correctness policing is always tedious. Perhaps they should go ask the Kardashians what they think about Emily :)

Emily Blunt Takes the REAL U.S. Citizenship Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yqLqAlcrrE

Here is the pretend puking sketch she did with Stephen Colbert on the 14th (that I mentioned in another post)...
Stephen & Emily Blunt Have A Fake Vomit-Off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG940q9Jva0

r whitman

Pretty ladies who pay their taxes should always be welcome in the USA

turcopolier

Valissa and Ramojus

I care and I don't appreciate her f-----g sense of humor. as Fred wrote she admitted to having falsely taken the oath pf allegiance to the US. She should be stripped of US citizenship. Maybe US citizenship is a joke to you people but it is not to many of us. pl

turcopolier

r Whitman

I see. Paying taxes is your criterion for being an American. I see. pl

Fred

Why do we have visa waiver programs for millionaire actresses? She couldn't wait in the 'queue' as the say in the UK? Apparently white privilege for liberal activists is ok in Hollywood.

turcopolier

r Whitman

I forget what you do for a living. I worked in international business for ten years after I retired from government. The group I worked for had facilities and offices in many countries. We were headquartered in London so the subject of the UK and US tax codes and how they affected individuals who worked for us was important. In fact, a UK national not legally resident in the UK and not earning money in the UK does not pay UK income tax on money not earned in the UK. This is why Blunt lives in the US and visits the UK. In contrast a US national or legal resident pays US income taxes on money earned anywhere in the world. If a US national is resident outside the US he/she pays US income tax on income earned abroad above a certain level. In 2014 that level of tax exemption for US citizens earning money abroad was $99,000. IMO Blunt gains nothing with regard to US taxes by holding US citizenship.pl

Will Reks

She is married to an American, I believe, and resides in the US. I'm sure this will rile somebody but I think we're being overly sensitive here.

turcopolier

Will Reks

To whom she is married and where she lives are irrelevant. This woman mocked us all on television because people like you think US citizenship is an administrative convenience, pl

J

Colonel,

Remember David Soul who starred on Starsky and Hutch, retained his U.S. citizenship and took up U.K. citizenship swearing his allegiance to the British Crown.

My question is, which flag do dual-nationals salute?

turcopolier

Leeg

Blunt doesn't matter at all. It's her snotty, condescension and arrogance that matters. pl

ISL

Dear Colonel,

You nailed her attitude - a few minutes was all I could watch. I would add flippancy - whereas she should be proud (or what the hell did she take the oath for, and does any oath she swears have any meaning). And it all just blows over (or through) Jimmy Kimmel's head.

LondonBob

Give her break, her uncle is the MP Crispin Blunt, scourge of the neocons here in London. As Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee he has called for an enquiry into the Libyan War (http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/24/libya-gaddafi-uk-foreign-affairs-select-committee-inquiry), questioned the value and need for Trident (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03174dz), and continues to heavily criticise government policy on Syria (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11846742/Removing-Assad-is-not-the-solution-to-Syria-crisis-senior-Tory-says.html).

turcopolier

LondonBob

I should accept her nonsense because her uncle is a left wing politician? pl

A. Pols

Ah, Col. you've piqued my curiosity now..I have to admit I'd never heard of this woman, but that's because I gave up use of of the "Telly" during the post 9/11 era because the arrant nonsense spewing from it gave me the vapors. When I visit friends in Coronado several times a year, they always have it on to various news and talk shows, and I am reminded once again why I leave it off when I'm home in Virginia.

johnf

As a mere limey may I add that her grandfather was Major-General Peter Blunt, who was almost certainly a descendant of Sir William Blount, who Shakespeare used, as Sir William Blunt, as just about the only honourable and loyal and truth-speaking soldier in Henry IV Part 2, apart from a couple of patriotic but comic peasants.

But there is indeed a traitororous side to the family. William Blount was a member of the Continental Congress from North Carolina in 1782, 83, 86, and 87.He was also a delegate to the Convention that drafted the Constitution and one of the 55 signers.In June of 1790, George Washington appointed him governor of the territory south from the Ohio river to the Mississippi, from which Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee were formed.

And for some reason, perhaps explaining the film connection, Cecil B de Mille claimed descent from the family, his full name being, supposedly, Cecil Blount de Mille.

LondonBob

Conservative MP!

turcopolier

LondonBob

My bad! My comment applies to any British politician. pl

r whitman

I have been retired since 1993. Prior to that I was a tech rep for a German company owned by a UK conglomerate. My territory consisted of Texas, the surrounding states, Mexico and occasionally central America. Although I earned substantial income outside the US I paid US taxes on everything. The only break I got was the foreign tax credit on my income tax for the 15% withholding on stock dividends on holdings in the UK and Canada.

turcopolier

r Whitman

If you were not resident abroad you were not entitled to the exemption on the first "X" number of dollars earned abroad. pl

Patrick Bahzad

At the risk of passing for a retard, sorry I meant to say at the risk of passing for "mentally challenged", who is Emily Blunt ?

Patrick Bahzad

Now that is a subject I know better, thx for my many American friends living here, and I got to say I don't envy them, as amount X that is exempted is not that much actually !

Follow-up question, why would someone like this Emily Blunt swear an oath she doesnt believe in, and then get taxed for the rest of her life even if she chooses to live outside the US ? Is she a liar and a dumbass or is there some kind of upside I'm missing here ? I mean is it that bad to be a UK citizen only ?

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