sundaymorningstaple wrote:So who's gonna save your butts when the muslim neighbours decide they either want it back or they want it (depending on which neighbour) if all think that way? You gonna wait for the US Calvary from Guam? With that clown in the white house, don't hold your breath. The world's gonna have a new order soon enough once they figure out that he's got no cojones.
I'm here for work, nothing else. Why the hell I need to fight for this country ? Loyalty, gratitude, none of that applies. I pay my taxes, I get services in return. I'm not a bum and I earn my keep. It is a mutually beneficial, money driven relationship between myself and SG. PR is a convenience sort of renewable PEP that's all. If they made PEP renewable I'd not need PR at all.
I can always transfer to KL as I have no issues with living in Muslim country (half of my relatives are Muslim and some are of strict variety) or even Bangkok. It is just taxes in KL are higher and that's the ONLY thing SG has for me. Do you really think I should put mine and my sons lives down for that ? Contrary to what you said I'd rather fight for an idea than stupid sh.t like low taxes. And if push comes to shove I'd rather be in US army, even if at this point US establishment is f...ked up, the idea (I'm pretty sure you have gone through pages of your US passport) is certainly worth fighting for.
They can close the loop holes all they want, I'll just move on, no big loss for me, extra 7-8k in taxes per year is worth not wasting 2.5 years of my kids time, especially if reasons given I consider not worth paper they are written on. At this point for me SG is not inherently better than MY for example or TH for that matter. Nothing distinguishes SG from MY/TH that touches me and would make me want to keep and fight for SG the way it is.