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Jonathan Pie: Super Reporter.
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Where was Bernie indeed.

This chap nailed it pretty well.

CYa!
Mako

Jonathan Pie with worth checking out on YouTube; his rants against the Tories and Brexit are awesome.

The DNC decided to go with More Of The Same instead of listening to the people on the ground. The only rigged election result happened inside the DNC months ago. I also believe the electoral college has stopped the person with the most votes from getting in.

But I'm just a damn forner so what would I know.

Thanks for posting this. I had not encountered Jonathan Pie before.. Probably because I live here in Seattle where the constant gray sky leaches all the good sense out of ones brain.

>"The DNC decided to go with More Of The Same instead of listening to the people on the ground. The only rigged election result happened inside the DNC months ago. I also believe the electoral college has stopped the person with the most votes from getting in."

This. This. This. All true. Friends and housemates who went to the DNC primarys (which Changed location and Times at short notice for Random B***S*** reasons), reported that it was like a 'Public Meeting' where the high ups have made the choice already and what to convince you that you have input, by choosing their way. Which handed Trump the presidency. Cynically, I wonder if that was their plan all along.

I have a AU birth certificate, Born to a UK parent.. Can I claim AU Citizenship?

I don't know which of these applies to you:

"A person born in Australia before 25 January 1949 was automatically a British subject, based on the jus soli principle, regardless of the status of their parents: children born to visitors or foreigners also acquired citizenship by birth. (The only exception was that the children of foreign ambassadors, who were immune from local jurisdiction and from duties of allegiance, who took the nationality of their fathers.) Such persons need to apply for Australian citizenship, otherwise since 20 August 1986 they have the status of permanent resident. A person born in Australia between 26 January 1949 and 19 August 1986, automatically acquired Australian citizenship. Until 21 November 1984, such a person had the status of Australian citizen and British subject, but after that date the status of "British subject" ceased to exist in Australia.

The jus soli principle was abolished from 20 August 1986, with persons born after that date acquiring Australian citizenship by birth only if a descendant of at least one parent who was an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time of birth.[7] The definition of parenthood was tested in H v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2010] where it was held that parenthood does not necessarily require it to be of a biological nature.[8]

A child born in Australia (and who is not otherwise an Australian citizen) and who lives in Australia automatically acquires Australian citizenship on his or her 10th birthday, if the child has not been granted or otherwise acquired Australian citizenship in the meantime. This occurs automatically by operation of law, and applies irrespective of the immigration status of the child or his/her parents"

So you might already be a citizen!

Thank you for the info.. That is actually comforting.

" A person born in Australia between 26 January 1949 and 19 August 1986, automatically acquired Australian citizenship."

Well that would seem to cover it.. ..Except I was born to an unwed mother; my father's name has been left blank. (I'm a true bastard, in the technical sense of the word.) My mother had to formally adopt me for us to leave England and immigrate to the US (The whole 'Father has sole custody' thing.) I should mayhap talk to AU immigration..

Hopefully I won't have to find out the hard way, by being deported from the US.. But according to my green card, AU is where they are going to send me. I used to not worry about such a thing happening but.. Foreign National/Disabled SSI recipient/Furry..

I looked into getting a UK passport, but there's no Consulate here on the West coast anymore; I'd have to send my Original papers to the other Washington..



Edited at 2016-11-12 05:17 am (UTC)

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