American Passport

ACCORDING TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IT IS SO AMERICAN THAT WHEN BRANDISHED BEFORE A TERRORIST IT CAUSES HIM/HER TO BURST INTO FLAME.

IF AN AMERICAN INVOLVED IN TAX EVASION WERE TO TOUCH IT, A MAJESTIC BALD EAGLE WOULD SWOOP FROM THE HEAVENS AND EXTRACT A POUND OF FLESH.

ACCORDING TO LOCAL LEGEND AN AMERICAN DOCTOR WAS VOLUNTEERING IN A VILLAGE STRUCK BY FAMINE. WHILE UNLOADING SACKS OF GRAIN THAT WOULD HARDLY SUSTAIN THE VILLAGE FOR A WEEK. FROM OUT OF NOWHERE A BEAUTIFUL BALD EAGLE SWEPT LOW OVER THE DOCTOR’S HEAD. HE INSTINCTIVELY DOVE OUT OF THE WAY. THE MOTION CAUSED HIS AMERICAN PASSPORT TO SLIP FROM HIS VEST POCKET ONTO THE BAGS OF GRAIN. WHEN THE DOCTOR RECOVERED AND TOWARDS TRUCK HE COULD NOT BELIEVE HIS EYES. WHERE THE TRUCK WAS NOT A MOMENT AGO THERE STOOD A THREE STORY MCDONALDS RESTAURANT. NEVER AGAIN WAS THERE A HUNGRY CHILD.

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Should Us Men move to Brazil for Good?: Passport Kings Travel Video

Should Us Men move to Brazil for Good?: Passport Kings Travel Video

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Today I interview Charles Tyler from the famous Facebook Group Afro-American Men Afro Brazilian Women and also from the show called “Living off the grid”. He says that black men should be getting ready to move out of The Matrix and into Brazil to find love, Marriage and Respect from our African Brazilian counterparts. This is only part of this excellent interview that we had on Skype. The entire interview will be emailed to you when you sign up to the passport kings mailing list located at passportkings.com/contact-us. Should Black Men be moving to Brazil for good? See what my guest thinks in this exciting video and make that call for yourself. Here is the part of the story that the mainstream does not want you to hear!

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Where and How to apply for a U.S. Passport

This is a short intro to how you apply for a U.S. passport yourself. It’s not necessary to use an expediter if you aren’t in a rush. You can do it yourself, without any extra fees. We do offer a dollar service (in addition to the standard government application fee of 0) that relieves you of having to do anything, but most people can get through the online instructions and avoid spending the extra money.

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There are lots of reasons to become a US Citizen—whether it’s the right to vote or the ability to bring family to the US. But there’s a few amazing benefits that you probably haven’t considered.

[One…The Right to a U.S. Passport]

Having a U.S. passport allows you to visit one-hundred-and-sixty countries without needing a visa, saving you time and money. Don’t miss out on your chance to see the world!

[Two…Living outside the U.S.]

As a green card holder, you cannot travel outside the US for more than one year at a time. If you do, you risk losing your green card. US citizens don’t have this restriction! As a citizen, you can remain outside the US for however long you like — without ever having to worry about losing your status.

[Three…Citizenship is cheaper in the long run]

Becoming a US citizen is actually much cheaper than remaining a green card holder. Green card holders need to spend four-hundred-and-fifty dollars every time they renew or lose their green card! That’s a lot of money!

But if you become a US citizen—you never have to renew your green card again, saving you potentially thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime.

[Four…Protecting your children]

When you become a U.S. citizen—any qualified children under age eighteen will AUTOMATICALLY get their citizenship too! This means you’ll never have to worry about the expensive process of renewing a green card; they’ll immediately have access to all the benefits of citizenship; and… they’ll never have to worry about losing their U.S. immigration status. Why not give YOUR children the gift of citizenship?

[Five…U.S. citizens make more money]

Studies show naturalized US citizens make more money than green card holders. There are many reasons for this, one being that U.S. citizens have better access to jobs and education opportunities.

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How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Passport

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If you are a jet-setter, than misplacing your passport can be a real downer. Follow these easy steps to replace your passport and get back on the road.

Step 1: Report the missing passport
Report your missing passport immediately. This is the crucial first step in replacing your lost or stolen passport. Call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. You will be asked to fill out the form “DS-64”:http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/ds64/ds64845.html, which will validate your claim.

Tip
If you are overseas and misplace your passport, contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Step 2: Fill out form DS-11
Begin the replacement process by completing the Application for Passport, Form “DS-11”:http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/ds11/ds11842.html. This form can be found online by going to the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

Step 3: Turn in the form
Print the DS-11 and take it to the nearest acceptance facility or passport agency. Do not sign the form until you are at the facility.

Step 4: Bring identification
Bring your DS-11, as well as a previously issued U.S. passport, a certified birth certificate, a naturalization certificate, certificate of citizenship, or current government-issued ID to the acceptance facility or passport agency

Step 5: Photocopy the ID
Photocopy both sides of your photo ID on an 8½-by-11-inch piece of paper, and bring that along with your other information.

Step 6: Pay the fee
Pay the passport fee. Fees are subject to change, but you can expect to pay at least , plus a execution fee.

Tip
Call the facility to find out the acceptable methods of payment. Some accept credit cards and other don’t.

Step 7: Bring photos
Bring two identical 2-by-2-inch color photographs of yourself. The guidelines are very strict, so it’s best to have someone who takes passport photos do the job.

Step 8: Wait for delivery
Wait for your passport to be delivered to you in the mail and you’ll be all set to globe trot again.

Did You Know?
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires travelers to present a passport or other ID when entering the U.S.
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Gertrude Dolan 1918
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Vaudeville Dancer

Gertrude Dolan born 29 May 1896 in Denver CO

New York Clipper, 1 August 1917
VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS
Richard Wheeler and Gertrude Dolan , with an extensive wardrobe that will rank with almost any dancing act in vaudeville , presented a series of five dances that were received very well . The couple are excellent dancers , and have framed a commendable act .

From the Springfield (MO) Republican, Nov 21, 1926.

Thrilling Past of Chicago’s Prince-Jilter Bared by her Parents Squabble
Quarrels, Duels, Jewels Lavished and Blood Spilt Over the "Texas Tommy" Girl, Whose Ma and Pa Are "Sawing in Two" the Mansion her Persian Lover Gave Her

The latest ironic chapter in the romantic mix-up of a ,000,000 Persian prince, the dancing Chicago beauty to whom he was engaged, and the ,000 mansion he gave her has just been written. Behind that chapter lie many others the beauty’s tour of the Orient when she was in vaudeville, an English army officer’s infatuation with her, climaxed by a fistic duel with her partner; the prince’s mad love for her and his pursuit of her to America; the jewels and gifts he showered on her, and his final jilting when she found he already had a wife. All these dramatic factors in the tale night never have become widely known, if it hadn’t been for one thing; the printing by a newspaper recently of an item, in which the dancer’s parents’ divorce suit and squabble over the Prince’s American real estate vied for honors. The article read as follows, "Mrs. Elizabeth A. Dolan, of No. 414 William Street, River Forest’, and her husband, Thomas C. Dolan, printing firm head, have equal interests in the ,000 River Forest home given their daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Whitmore, of Kew Gardens, Long Island, by Prince Vittor Viciji, of Persia, according to the report Master in Chancery C. J. Harrington filed yesterday.

Harrington held it was given to the couple jointly. "He also held Mrs. Dolan is entitled to a divorce on grounds of cruelty and recommends she be given. a week alimony. Dolan, he reported, failed to substantiate charges against his wife."

Today the chief feminine figure in the complicated drama is the lady always referred to simply as Mrs. Gertrude Whitmore, the wife of a New York sugar magnate. But not so many years ago, all Chicago thrilled to the name of pretty "Gertie" Dolan, who shook a nimble foot and whose chic and charm were undisputed. Her professional career was successful. Once in the Four Famous Fords’ troupe, "Gertie" left them to join "Dick" Wheeler, Chicago amateur pugilist and, by the way, one of the original Texas Tommy dancers. Under the partnership banner of "Dolan and Wheeler," the good-looking youth and the beautiful girl played extensively in the vaudeville houses, East and West, of this country. The hit that they made brought them an offer to star in Europe, so off they went on the very first available steamer, eager to conquer new worlds. Almost from the moment that "Gertie’! Dolan set foot outside the United States, "things" began to happen. And most of these events took place beneath the copper skies and beside the blue waters of that mystic and sinister land, India. Booked to play Bombay, Calcutta and other big cities, "Gertie" Dolan found adventure spread out like a many-tinted carpet before her.

By this time, Dolan and Wheeler were high-priced performers, their weekly salary exceeding ,000. With the rise in their prestige, they began to be seen about in exclusive circles with the army set, which "took up" the pair of dancers with enthusiasm. There was one particularly handsome and distinguished Britisher in Bombay who found himself fascinated"" with "Gertie’s" loveliness, her talent, her social charm, and her personality. This was Captain Ralph Webb Johnson, of His, Majesty’s Indian Forces. Scion of an old English family, the Captain found it impossible to be happy while "Gertie" Dolan was out of his sight. As the dancing act moved from place to place on its tour, the Captain followed in its wake anything to get a glimpse of "Gertie," no matter how such inconvenience was involved in travel. Nor did he find an entirely frosty shoulder turned In his direction by the’ American twinkletoes. Miss Dolan, questioned by reporters on her return to Chicago, confessed as much. ”I fell in love with him. We got engaged. Dick Wheeler was frankly jealous, for he had fallen in love with me, you see. "Then a terrible thing happened. My partner got Captain Johnson into a closed room and fought – a duel with fists – with him. The Captain came out of the room in shreds and tatters. His epaulets were gone. He was threatened with court – martial, and to save himself he told what had happened. Then, to show he had a right to fight for me, he published all my letters to him….

But romance was not destined to stay aloof from the horizon of dainty "Gertie" Dolan’s kaleidoscopic life. How Fate threw her in the path of the next man to find his pulses pounding and his heart drumming her beauty today makes spectacular reading. Crushed and wounded by Captain Johnson’s unveiling of her letters, "Gertie" applied at the American Consulate and sought the Consul’s advice about getting an attorney to represent her, whatever litigation might develop. A lawyer was duly enlisted in her services. "Through the attorney," said Miss Dolan on her return to the States, “I met his brother. Prince Vittor Viciji was of the old royal Persian line, and wealth was said to be ,000,000."

The Prince, it seems, was really a wonderful fellow courteous, considerate, unselfish and ready and eager to aid people in distress. He not only said "Command me, prayl" to "Gertie" Dolan, but was of service to "Dick" Wheeler in difficulties with the authorities that followed his fight with the Britisher. But all the while that Prince Vittor was doing these little favors for the American dancers, although his brain was steady and shipshape, his heart was torn with passion; Ardently he pressed his suit with the attractive Chicago girl, but he made scant progress, if any. "He asked me to his wife," said "Gertie" Dolan, "but I didn’t love him and I told him so. I told him that I was supporting my parents and brothers. He offered to give me enough to keep them in comfort so that shouldn’t have to work." Miss Dolan, in recognition of the tactful favors Vittor had done for her in India, finally consented to accompany his daughter to London. They were sweet girls, and "Gertie" naturally thought that the their only living parent living pt heard no references from them or him with regard to a Princess Viciji and believed, she said, that the Prince was (…) "Gertie" related. "So, while they were being ‘finished’ in London, we lived at the Prince’s home, a big place with twenty servants." But the daughters, who seem to have been a bit fickle about domiciles, wearied of London’s fogs and snows. They couldn’t hit it off with the British girls they met, so they begged Miss Dolan to take them away to America. "And so we came to the States," Miss Dolan continued. "The Prince promised to send my mother ,000 a week to have his daughters taught dancing and American culture, and promised to make a monthly contribution for their care; He gave me a seven-passenger touring car while we were in New York. And when we came to Chicago he gave me another automobile. But I found I could not love him. I still mourned for the army captain, who had gone home to London and, I heard, had married. Oh, how I wept and carried on when I heard of that!"

During his Chicago stay, while he was still wildly importuning Miss Dolan to he his bride, Prince Vittor took up his abode at the Lake Forest mansion over which "Gertie’s" parents were later to come to legal blows. Shortly before he arrived in the Middle West, "Gertie" had taken up the mortgage and had put the title to the splendid house in the name of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Dolan. That was an act, which, though "Gertie" never dreamed it then, was bound to cause trouble over "Who owns what?" later.

Seemingly nothing was to be allowed to stand in the way of Vittor’s wooing and, he hoped, winning of "Gertie" of the icy heart. He arranged with a florist to buy the lot to the North of the house, Chicago newspapers reported, at the rather stiff price of ,000. Had not ”Gertie" expressed a desire for a tennis court, and wouldn’t that lot be just ideal for the purpose? But there was still left one grand gesture for the Prince to make, and he made it only to regret it. He told "Gertie" that, just to show her how much he was in love with her, he would cable to his wife abroad; get her to join him in America, and then would arrange with the Princess for a divorce. There were a lot of reasons why Miss Dolan couldn’t "see" the Prince’s proposed matrimonial scheme. For one thing, she didn’t want to have her youthful days dwindle out beside the Tigris River, and her beauty fade beneath the glare of a cruel tropic sun. "I couldn’t THINK of living in India," she said emphatically.” Neither could his daughters. If India isn’t good enough for them, it isn’t good ….

These happenings were touched on in the recent trial of Mrs. Dolan’s divorce suit. . The present-day Mrs. Whitmore appeared … her own words the facts of her friendship with the Prince and his gift of the River Forest residence. Mrs. Whitmore testified that she had met Vittor while in Bombay on a dancing tour; that he had followed her, despite her protests, first to Paris, then to London, and finally, to the United States, and that eventually he had given her the River Forest home. "While we were engaged." Mrs. Whitmore said, "the Prince also gave me ,000 and two expensive motor-cars." She went on to describe how the Prince revealed to her that he was already married and how she broke the betrothal.

Those days to which she referred were lively ones in the Dolan household. Newspapers chronicled how one afternoon Mrs. Dolan came home from a shopping tour and was horrified to find the Prince, in some sort of … pursuing poor, Gertie …maddened by Heaven knows what, the inflammable Vittor Viciji had first gnashed …issuing a series of … had snatched from the wall a rare old dagger (which, like himself, came from Persia) and started in furious pursuit of the terrified Miss Dolan. Later he calmed down. Now, with the court’s decision, the home is to be held jointly, the last chapter of the ,000,000 Persian prince’s suit for the fair hand of the … had been written, "on a penny-ante basis”, as one observer phrased it "But," his companion countered,’ "there certainly wasn’t anything penny-ante about the Prince’s participation in the early phases of the situation. "Jewels, real estate, motor cars…everything ‘Gertie’ Dolan wanted.” It was a genuine money-splurge of a wooing even if the Prince did lose out in the end.

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How to obtain a diplomatic passport

A diplomatic passport is a special type of passport that is granted to individuals who travel or work overseas for official governmental purposes. The process of acquiring a diplomatic passport is complex as it is only issued to specific individuals after reviewing their circumstances.
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The process of obtaining a diplomatic passport

Diplomatic passports are a specific category of passports that are only issued to certain individuals. In order to obtain a diplomatic passport, individuals are required to fulfill specific criteria; this includes being AFFILIATED with the government through employment or through association with someone who is employed by the government.
The process of obtaining a diplomatic passport varies from one jurisdiction to another. In most cases, a diplomatic passport is not applied for by an individual but is applied on behalf of an individual by the sponsoring government or agency, for example the military. As the application is submitted through a reliable government agency, the individual is likely to obtain the passport quite quickly. However, in the case that an individual wishes to acquire a passport by themselves, they must provide all their information and documents to the relevant body along with documentation that outlines their employment status and reason for applying for the diplomatic passport.
Candidates that apply for a diplomatic passport are able to do so for their dependents as well, this includes spouse and children although the government does consider special cases. Diplomatic passports are valid for travelling overseas for only official government purposes.
In order for individuals to acquire a second passport, it is advised that they seek the assistance of a professional consultancy firm to ensure that the process is completed in compliance with the jurisdictional regulations.
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Travel tips: how to get a passport

SIX things you need to get a Passport:

1. Primary identification
Most use a valid driver’s license as proof.

2. Photocopy of primary identification
In order to process the application, present a copy of the primary identification being used (both sides).

3. Evidence of US Citizenship

Most use a certified birth certificate as proof. Make sure it has that raised seal. The office will not accept photocopies or just notarized copies as proof. To find these records, contact the local government in the area where you were born.

4. One Passport photo

A photo is required to get a Passport. Your local photo printing lab likely will take it for a few bucks. Some passport acceptance facility also will provide photo service on-site.

Yes, you can take your own photo — but you must follow some key instructions in order for it to be accepted.

Your Passport photo must be:

In color
Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper
2 x 2 inches in size
Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. View the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details.
Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
Taken with a neutral facial expression (preferred) or a natural smile, and with both eyes open (source: travel.state.gov)

5. Payment

For first-time adult applicants, expect to pay 5 for a Passport Book. Personal checks, money orders and bank drafts are accepted. Exact cash is okay at some locations. (Also, the execution fee is paid separately. So, two checks are required)

6. DS-11 Passport application

This application can be filled out online. When finished, print it and bring it with you to the acceptance facility. Be sure NOT to sign this document until a processing agent asks you to.

What to expect:

Most first time applicants will receive a Passport by mail within 6-8 weeks after submitting all documents.

You can check the status online by visiting the Secretary of State website at travel.state.gov.

Can You Travel Without A Passport?

Fugitive Edward Snowden is hoping to get to Ecuador, despite not having a valid passport. So when can you legally travel without one?

The US state department has revoked Snowden’s passport and asked other countries to prevent him from travelling.

Wanted on espionage charges, the American flew from Hong Kong to Moscow on 23 June – using his US passport, according to one of his lawyers – and has applied for asylum in Ecuador.

On Monday, a seat was booked in his name on a flight to Cuba, but he was not seen on board.

A passport is usually a condition of international travel, so under what circumstances can one travel without one?

According to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Snowden has a “special refugee travel document” issued by Ecuador.

Millions of refugees cross borders without passports as they flee persecution or fighting.

In 2012, more than seven million people became refugees, according to the United Nations.

Without passports, people would be expected to present some other form of identification, says Larry Yungk, a UNHCR resettlement officer. Some refugees can be registered at a border with no identification at all.

“It’s really up to the receiving country whether they wish to accept someone into their country without a passport,” says Lavinia Limon, president and chief executive officer of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

The US admits about 60,000 refugees a year from all over the world, she says, and only a handful have passports.

They are each interviewed overseas face-to-face by officials from the Department of Homeland Security to establish whether they are genuine refugees and meet admission criteria.

A document called an I-94 is issued in lieu of a passport and travel to the US is arranged for each one.

“Let’s say we’re taking people from Malaysia and they have to stop in Hong Kong before they can get to LA,” she says. “Hong Kong recognises these are US travel documents and lets them through.”

Other countries such as the UK and Canada issue similar documents, as does the International Red Cross.

If a particular state wants to allow someone to travel on a state-owned airline, they have the right to do that without even issuing papers, says extradition lawyer Douglas McNabb, if the receiving country agrees.

You can also travel without a passport if it is stolen or lost while abroad.

“You can hang around for days waiting for a new passport,” says Simon Calder, travel editor of the Independent newspaper. “Or you can get on a plane with something from your consulate that says ‘this person is OK, let him or her take a one-way flight to their destination.’

“But it’s rare and any kind of document like that is a get-out-of-jail-free card – go straight to your destination and don’t mess around.”

There are also special relationships between countries that entitle their citizens to travel between them without a passport.

For example, US citizens can travel to US territories like Puerto Rico and Guam with approved photo ID.

Beyond that, Americans always need a passport to travel by air, although US and Canadian citizens can visit each other’s countries with pre-approved Nexus cards.

There are some exceptions to the mandatory passport rule if American citizens are visiting other North American countries by land or sea, according to the US State Department website.

So if they are going to the Caribbean or Bermuda, for example, then a passport card, rather than the passport book, will be accepted. And an enhanced driving licence or military identification can also be sufficient.

The UK and the Republic of Ireland have formed the Common Travel Area, in which photo ID is usually sufficient for citizens of both countries. Immigration officers can ask for proof of nationality, so government advice is to carry one.

In 1995, 26 European countries formed the Schengen area of free travel without border controls. But passenger carriers such as airlines can still impose identity checks that may include a passport.

National identity cards are also accepted in place of passports for member countries of some regional alliances.

These include the Economic Community of West African States, the European Union and some neighbouring countries, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and Mercosur in South America.

Not that Queen Elizabeth II has ever to worry about carrying one. As the person who officially issues them, she is the only Briton who is exempt
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Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War - Illegal Cuban Hip Hop Doc

In a small town outside of Havana, the young Cruz brothers are beaten and sentenced to prison for five years for listening to Cuban underground rappers, Los Aldeanos. VIVA CUBA LIBRE follows the intermingled stories of the Cruz brothers and the music that they love. From the streets of Havana comes the sound of struggle and the voice of a new revolution made thrillingly real by the hidden cameras that bring viewers inside the Cuban revolution.

We speak to filmmaker Jesse Acevedo about the process of making the movie, at risk of imprisonment to himself and his crew in this BYOD.

GUEST BIO:
Jesse Acevedo is a film director born in Mexico and based in Los Angeles. He has worked on feature films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. Jesse Acevedo previously produced, wrote, and directed the feature documentary, TUDO AZUL which won the John Schlesinger Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. VIVA CUBA LIBRE premiered at the Miami International Film Festival and just recently played at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

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