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Old June 6th, 2014, 11:04 AM   #31
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hey that does not stop me from making payments to the US, or what should be more properly called the United States of Greater Texas.
I didn't know that addressing the "Pay to" line on your check to the IRS as "The United States of Greater Texas" worked, but if you say, I'm good with it.

Maybe next year I'll try sending my IRS check payable to "The United States of Greater Florida." but I hope you're not leading me into a jail sentence.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 11:11 AM   #32

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Maybe next year I'll try sending my IRS check payable to "The United States of Greater Florida." but I hope you're not leading me into a jail sentence.
They'll cash it without blinking. I've seen "sample" checks the IRS receives. Some of them were ... rude.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 11:19 AM   #33

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I didn't know that addressing the "Pay to" line on your check to the IRS as "The United States of Greater Texas" worked, but if you say, I'm good with it.

Maybe next year I'll try sending my IRS check payable to "The United States of Greater Florida." but I hope you're not leading me into a jail sentence.
About a nine on the tension scale there. :P
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About a nine on the tension scale there. :P
Can you just be a clearer here? I'm far too pretty to spend time in prison.
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I'm not sure they speak English (of any flavor) in Indiana. This is based on having lived there for 14 years.
Yeah, but they sure can cook those fried brains sandwiches.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 12:25 PM   #36

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At one of my trade union conventions out in Vegas our Chicago delegation was seated near the guys from Vancouver B.C. and we chatted quite a bit. One of the Canadians chided me like a finger wagging old schoolmarm when I referred to myself as an American, so I told him to go **** himself. That was that.
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I'm not sure they speak English (of any flavor) in Indiana. This is based on having lived there for 14 years.
I was in Indiana twice. Both times some guy yelled "Gentlemen, start your engines." I understood it quite clearly.

But I was in Boston a few times. When someone told me to "Pak here." I asked "what the hell does that mean?" Apparently it means "Park here."

I hate being outside of the U.S. It's so confusing.

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My mother is Swedish and my father is Chinese. Thatís why my name is Erik Han.
I live in Mexico.
So I am Erik Han and live in America, then I am American. But I still am Erik Han. So am I American twice, without being American?
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But I was in Boston a few times. When someone told me to "Pak here." I asked "what the hell does that mean?" Apparently it means "Park here."


... and car keys are pronounced "khakis". Wicked this... wicked that...

Passionate sports fans though
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Passionate sports fans though
Yeah, I got that idea on a trip when I entered western Mass heading east with my NY Yankees cap on. I got to the first toll booth and the attendee asked me "Where do you think you're going dressed like that?"

Since then I've stayed in the U.S.
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