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    What the fuck is this? A US citizenship lottery... I just saw it as a banner for imageshack and... had to share. Maybe this should have gone into steve-o's joke thread...
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    Actually that is not a joke. It is called the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program that is organised by US government annually. Application is free.
    The banner most likely is from one of manny companies that make money by 'helping' applicants fill out the forms and make sure that they meet specification or so they claim.

    Anyway have a look here

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    Why do we want more people in the US?
    Taxes? I don't think the gov't taxes them, actually I heard that they give 'em money to start/ run small businesses..
    I just dont know about politics, sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-o View Post
    Why do we want more people in the US?
    Taxes? I don't think the gov't taxes them, actually I heard that they give 'em money to start/ run small businesses..
    I just dont know about politics, sometimes.
    i'd guess many,if not most of the people who would apply for this are already here.

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    I thought the web site looked a little fishy to me. I have also seen a do it yourself lasik machine that looked really good. I figured it was a scam or something.

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    Hi Guys,

    I have received quite a few of these emails, claiming you can win US citizenship. At first I played along, only to find out that you have to pay them quite a bit of money....

    What people will do to make money...?

    Werner

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    You guys are lucky in having a say.
    Here in the UK we get thousands every week pouring in and straight away claiming all sorts of benefits from the government, paid for by the likes of me in the form of taxes and we can't do bugger all about it because we are part of the EU and every EU citizen has the right to help themselves out of my wallet.
    Grrrrr.........

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    What's the matter with your cat?

    Yeah, I've heard that we're lucky here in the US and I guess for the most part it's true; but sometimes it can be a double edged sword..
    (or light-sabre on this forum )

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-o View Post
    Why do we want more people in the US?
    The Indians once said that too (except for not calling their land the US and themselves Indians of course)

    So some would say it is for progress

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    More people = more progress?
    Hmm, I dont know.
    I wonder what the original pilgrims who settled here would have thought of the 'progress' that they brought.
    I'm no good at history or political discussions so I take my leave now..
    Pardon mwah..

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