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THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby Feiren » 20 Oct 2009, 17:33

Why should you enjoy the benefits of an ID card if you are not prepared to fulfill your duties as a citizen. Especially when military service is just 12-14 months now.

DDL980 wrote:This is an add on. How scary is the TW government in finding you. Put this way, I just found out yesterday when i handled matters at the military service office and got my ID card, that for the past 20 years the TW government gave me a fake ID number. That's right. When everything was still done by paper, some guy wrote my ID number as RXXXXXX1XX instead of RXXXXX7XX. So for the last 20 years in Taiwan I was not considered, as "left the country" I was considered a person that just vanished off the face of the earth.

Guess what despite all this confusion, entering and exiting Taiwan on pretty much a non existant ID number from 1989 to 1997. The TW government STILL managed to link up my US passport to my ORIGINAL ID number, which WAS not used to apply for my green card or US residency status. From an idiot's standpoint and someone with no deep knowledge of how intricate the government is(like myself). I should have been completely untraceable. They should not even be able to link up my correct ID number with my green card or US passport. BUT, they somehow did and they probably had no problems in doing it either.

So once again don't take the TW government lightly and think you are above the law by virtue of your US passport. If they can hunt me down when I was inadvertently using a wrong ID number think about what they could do to you.
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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby Satellite TV » 20 Oct 2009, 17:34

Poagao wrote:I spilled some mystique in my passport and it burned holes in it. I suggest gloves.



I've never had a US Passport even though I'm a dual national and did not have to do military service. Luckily I was considered too old at the time and now for sure I am :D
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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby DDL980 » 20 Oct 2009, 19:50

[quote="Feiren"]Why should you enjoy the benefits of an ID card if you are not prepared to fulfill your duties as a citizen. Especially when military service is just 12-14 months now.


Morally we don't deserve benefits. Legally we can get it and most of us don't feel morally restrained enough not to do it.
(You might not like that anwser but it's truth and I won't make any lies about not being any sort of a leech).

I personally thought making sure we didn't ARCs was a dumb idea. Now we can pretty much work here and not have to pay that 15 percent monthly tax rate and still avoid the army. oH YEAH as for benefits. All I have is a lower tax rate. The only other stuff I got , is a foreigner's bank account I opened with an ARC and a prepaid SIM card.

the mystique. LOL mystique is just an Aura. Yeah I was stoned the other day and some guy was talking about Lambeau field.Home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers having some mystique(magical properties) since they've only lost 3 playoff games there. Glad u guys had some fun with that. HAHAHA
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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby DDL980 » 20 Oct 2009, 22:44

Mystique if you look in dictionaries is more or less having mysterious properties even magical. Most TW people IE your parents somehow think. The US passport is like some magical anti- military service shield and you'll often hear them say stuff like, "OH they can't do anything to you if you use your non ROC passport"
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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby maoman » 20 Oct 2009, 23:05

Elegua wrote:
tainancowboy wrote:One of my former passports had a stamp from Mustique (actually Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

You visiting Keith Richards?

No shit, that's a pretty nice place to be slumming. :eek:
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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby BroonAle » 20 Oct 2009, 23:31

TainanCowboy wrote:One of my former passports had a stamp from Mustique (actually Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)...is that close enough?


You didn't down a bottle of gin and shag Princess Margaret while you were there by any chance did you? She used to hang out in Mustique and spread 'em quite a bit, I heard.

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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby leejaokai » 07 Jul 2010, 19:50

Question...I have both Taiwan and USA passport...I cannot apply for "oversea chinese status", neither can I give up my Taiwanese passport. I entered Taiwan with my USA passport, but there's a chance I can get caught and sent to Army....But I am in love with a girl here....What should I do? people suggest I do the Substitute army service starting next april....but that's still quite a long time from now, im scared to even extend my visa because that will increase the chance of me being caught.......
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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby TwoTongues » 07 Jul 2010, 23:23

Elegua wrote:Christ. STOP TALKING SO LOUDLY. This is a mileading title. I thought it would be a thread by a Taiwaner about mixed nationality marriages.

One of my former passports had a stamp from Mustique (actually Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)


You visiting Keith Richards?

No no no, thats where all that sweet red goop they put into Shirley Temples comes from (not the blood of 7 year old boys). And I've already put in my order for one of those Blue Mystique passport models the chief is peddling, I'm really excited to see how it plays out when I go to claim mine at US immigration on Sunday, hee hee!!!!!
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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby jimipresley » 07 Jul 2010, 23:27

Satellite TV wrote:I'm a dual national

Really? Man, that's FASCINATING! Why have you been keeping it a secret for so long. Please tell us more about it! :pray:
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Re: THERE IS NO MYSTIQUE IN YOUr US PASSPORT

Postby tommy525 » 07 Jul 2010, 23:53

Buttercup wrote:
tommy525 wrote:You can check out anytime but you can never leave......Taiwan.
Even if you got a US passport.
You will be back.



Not true. I'm not American, though.


hey hey old thread but ha@bcup. YES YES YES you did go back !! nyuk nyuk nyuk :)
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