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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

She's worth over 200M and made 50M only last year. That's way more important than able to say Grüetzi with perfect accent.

If you are able to bring it that much cash here, the authorities won't bug you with your level of German or other check lists for us mortals...
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Swear and....nicely?
Sure, it has been recorded that she speaks nicely
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and so is perfectly integrated
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Sure, it has been recorded that she speaks nicely
- Arschloch
- huere Affe
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- bruächts Polizei
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and so is perfectly integrated
She's funny. Anyway, I bet there's a lot of people wiling to integrate her...a little.
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

Money money money
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Interesting article in Blick this morning:
http://www.blick.ch/people-tv/schwei...id2182274.html

Tina Turner is someone I really admire. What is interesting is that according to Blick, she will not only become Swiss but will give up her US citizenship. I wonder why ?
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Old 18.08.2014, 21:02
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

im sure Blogger, sorry Blocher thought that the commentator meant him as the very important person ( did you see the idiot adjust his tie!)
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You kidding me? Lol

http://youtu.be/uVUVLmL3A-M

On Swiss German TV, the presenter has to speak to her in English (and translate to the audience in German)! And this on Swiss National Day, the holiest of Swiss holidays!!!!

Google her interviews in German-language TV, she only speaks English!

Where is her "Züritüütsch"? WTF?! Talk about integration!

The reason behind all this is FATCA maybe, screwing her ability to handle her finances properly as she is still recording. Otherwise, she would have naturalized in 2007 when she was eligible.
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

The last post mentioned that Tina Turner has been recording new albums. That may be a reason why her German is so poor. It's been noted on this thread that the expatriates who have the toughest problems learning the local languages are those who work long hours in English-only environments. The albums Turner are recording in English are written and performed in English, and after a long session in the recording studio she may not have much time to study German.

That being said, I fully believe Wolli that at least in profanity Tina Turner has become at least partially fluent in Swiss-German.
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The last post mentioned that Tina Turner has been recording new albums. That may be a reason why her German is so poor. It's been noted on this thread that the expatriates who have the toughest problems learning the local languages are those who work long hours in English-only environments. The albums Turner are recording in English are written and performed in English, and after a long session in the recording studio she may not have much time to study German.

That being said, I fully believe Wolli that at least in profanity Tina Turner has become at least partially fluent in Swiss-German.
Nobody expects her to read the Gesammelte Werke von Freiherr Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

You know, I don't expect Ms. Turner to join this forum, but has anybody asked her to speak for American expatriates who would rather keep their citizenship but are abandoning it due to tax reason? I can understand if she would rather not if she's afraid of sending the message to her new countrymen that she would rather not be Swiss, but just pay less taxes, but I think too many Americans think this problem only applies to people with as much money as Tina Turner.
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Old 19.08.2014, 18:39
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I think too many Americans think this problem only applies to people with as much money as Tina Turner.
... and by using Tina Turner as the spokesperson for Americans who resent being taxed without representation, would you expect to change that perception?
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... and by using Tina Turner as the spokesperson for Americans who resent being taxed without representation, would you expect to change that perception?
Good point.
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She's worth over 200M and made 50M only last year. That's way more important than able to say Grüetzi with perfect accent.

If you are able to bring it that much cash here, the authorities won't bug you with your level of German or other check lists for us mortals...
i don't know why i thought of this thread when i saw this little Tina!

anyway this little romanian beauty called Tina probably wouldn't mind being a tax exile here.

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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

the old battle axe Tina Turner is the 6th hottest swiss woman...
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the old battle axe Tina Turner is the 6th hottest swiss woman...
I'd take 10 on that list before a number 6 any day.
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the old battle axe Tina Turner is the 6th hottest swiss woman...
sometimes i wish there were a 'crikey' button
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i don't know why i thought of this thread when i saw this little Tina!

anyway this little romanian beauty called Tina probably wouldn't mind being a tax exile here.

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has a passing resemblance to TT too
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

she gave up her American citizenship to avoid paying high taxes, where in Switzerland she pays much less.
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she gave up her American citizenship to avoid paying high taxes, where in Switzerland she pays much less.
Well given that she can well afford to pay the best tax lawyers around to minimise her tax exposure I doubt that was the primary driving factor!

The fact is that she has been here for a long time now, she speaks the language and her husband is European, so I would image she feels at home here at this stage. I would consider it a personal decision.
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she gave up her American citizenship to avoid paying high taxes, where in Switzerland she pays much less.
Have you been giving the issue seriously deep thought since January last year, or did that novel conclusion just hit you like a thunderbolt?


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