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After 25yrs with a GC, today I became an American, just so I could vote

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posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 09:38 PM
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Congrats on citizenship. I had a very close friend whose father and his side of the family from Greece. Lambros was the sir name. The most fiercly loyal friend I had as a youngster. He feel asleep on the R.R. tracks and is no longer here but boy I sure do remember our friendship and the joy and openess they shared whenever there was a holiday. I sure do miss the homemade baklava (sp ?) and the goat cheese his grandma would send each Christmas. Congrats again and thumbs up on voting




posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 10:07 PM
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Thanks sd,
Sorry about your friend.
Home made Greek food is very very yummy, good spelling btw.







[edit on 9/20/2008 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 10:18 PM
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Congratulations, SDog! Welcome such a very important right of Americans: voting. I lived in Greece for a year, 1982/83. I loved the people and loved the food and the climate. If I had to move somewhere else it would be to Greece.

Oh, edited to add that I visited as a stranger to a Greek family. The son of the family was a driver of a vehicle I was riding in and he wanted to stop and see his family and eat supper. What a gracious family they were. His grandmother told me she would be my grandmother while I was in Greece. I happily accepted her generous offer and called her Grandmother after that.

[edit on 20-9-2008 by kyred]



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 10:23 PM
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Oooooooh, those were great years.
Best summer music ever.
I still listen to summer mix tapes from greek clubs from those years.
Gazebo, Savage, Radiorama, Den Harrow, Sandra, I'm a sucker for 80's Italo disco.
Some of the best times of my life.


And thank you for the kind welcome.



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 10:26 PM
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I can spell Goat...and Cheese

Do I get a Congrats?

Semper



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
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I can spell Goat...and Cheese

Do I get a Congrats?

Semper




Oh dear, what are you going on about now sf?

Greek goats are good goats, now matter what you heard.


The sheep are pretty loose though, you know for sheep.



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 10:33 PM
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I am from West Virginia now.... easy on the sheep..

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Semper



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 11:45 PM
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Congratulations SD and welcome to the ranks of naturalized American citizens. I, too, am a naturalized citizen, having come to the US when I was 3 from Germany.

If your American tour brings you anywhere near the Tulsa OK area please u2u me so that we can have a meeting. I'd love it, and there are some other Okies around that might participate.



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 11:48 PM
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Thanks Heike, I will definitely do that.
It's gonna teke me a couple of weeks to figure out the details, but I will start a thread for anyone who wants to participate.



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 02:56 AM
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I just wanted to thank everyone for their support.
Especially those who disagree with my politics yet took the time to respect the notion that participating is more important than who one votes for.
Not that I needed validation, but because of your kind words and support, I've never felt more sure about any decision.
American SDog.



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 03:37 AM
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Congratulations Sd! (Συγχαρητήρια!
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posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 03:40 AM
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Originally posted by Alexander1111
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Congratulations Sd! (Συγχαρητήρια!
)


Efharisto poly. Do you speak astoria greek:
pesane to biloziria kai frizarane ta lekia. lol
Thank you brother!



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 04:38 AM
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I'm in the same boat. I'm 23 years old and have been a green card holder since 1991.
I'm in the process of becoming a citizen, I've taken the interview and everything and all I have to do is swear in... within the next 2 months...

But I can tell you all this.
I will write in Ron Paul.
I have never voted before, and if I'm going to vote for the first time in this election, there is no way I'm going t vote for the lesser of two evils... It will be for the person I have a clear conscience about.

Congrats to the OP though...
But if I were you, and I basically am (in the same situation) dont just vote for Obama because you dont want another republican in the house... because as far as I can tell, both Obama and McCaine belong to the blderberg group and theres not much separating the two in regards to ideals...
Ron Paul stands for change... true change... and know he has no chance of winning, but let it be known that you are another one of the voices that will not give in t where this country is heading.

I feel that every vote to Ron Paul, as useless as it is, is another slap in the face to the US govt.
Another person that will say if it comes down to it, I will stand against you, and for the people...

So be smart.
Your vote doesnt count for a lot... why not make it a slap in the face...

Write Ron Paul in....



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 06:00 AM
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sdog may i congratulate
it must have been a very special day

i am happy for you



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 09:07 AM
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posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 09:29 AM
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Congratulations and welcome home, my friend.




(I know you've been here for 25 years, but the sentiment is the same, lol)



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by Roper
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Congratulations on becoming a citizen of the greatest nation on the Earth.

What country lost you as a citizen?

Roper


The greatest nation on earth.
Are you the funniest at home? It always amazes me that Americans (and American officials) say these kind of things. Even more ironic is that most Americans haven't even lived abroad yet they claim its the best country on earth.

In Europe, even if people would already have such mindsets, they will generally not express that so openly like Americans. But thats just a cultural difference I suppose...



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 11:17 AM
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Thank you Alora and Orange Light for the sweet welcomes.

So I can't wait this week to get a passport and voter registration card.
I got to figure all that out.



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 11:20 AM
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Congratulations, or should I offer you my sympathies for having jumped on a sinking ship?




posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 11:25 AM
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they didn.t give it to you right away? that is not well organized
so good luck to get in on time - and i read about your voting idea - good choice my friend

btw. i am also able to spell goat and able to eat cheese


but imigration test are every where the way that the born people are usually not able to answer them!

so very well and brave done sdog




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