[Homestead] Has anyone heard about this?
lurine at com-pair.net
Wed Jul 22 02:21:57 EDT 2009
Well, actually, yes <g> I do genealogy and come from a family of
"collectors" of all things "historical." I have mine and a whole bunch of
other folks. Plus I DH's grandparents (from Italy) passports and a whole
bunch of others. I even have all my SS cards. I never give things back, I
keep them all. "lost" doncha know <g>
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lynn Wigglesworth" <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com>
> If you recall, there was also a big stink about people accessing Joe the
> Plumber's records. People do things like that. I assume if there had been
> any juicy information about Obama, we'd have heard. We sure got juicy
> about Joe.
> The records might say how long Obama's had a US passport, but they don't
> record where you have been. I had a passport in the late 1970's, and
> travelled to several foreign countries...when I came back, they DID NOT
> record where I'd been (i.e. what stamps I had). Remember, everything was
> done by hand and paper then; no global databases. They just recorded that
> re-entered the country and checked to make sure it was a legit passport.
> You get a new passport when the old one expires; I assume most people
> the old one away, like old Drivers' Licenses (could you produce your
> Drivers' License from 28 years ago if you needed to prove something?).
> Your passport pages (the stamps, etc.) aren't, or at least weren't back
> then, recorded anywhere, so there probably IS nothing to show. And you
> ABSOLUTELY don't need a 'long form' Birth Certificate to get a passport;
> it's a federal document, so the rules are the same throughout the country.
> All I have is the 'short form', and I've gotten a passport, SS#, voter
> etc. It's all the proof I've ever needed that I'm a citizen..I wouldn't
> know how to get my 'long form' birth certificate....the state only offers
> birth and death certificates.
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