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by Whatever
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby in DC
Replies: 110
Views: 5446

Re: Rugby in DC

LandOTurk wrote:
lexpat wrote:5 from mine , bring your new pet in case the place is too crowded .
It will be in a cage on the bar. :lol: :lol:

Let me know if you want to watch any games there.
Ditto. It's within walking distance from work :D
by Whatever
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby in DC
Replies: 110
Views: 5446

Re: Rugby in DC

Mullet, I get back from England on 28th, but pubs I would recommend: O'Connells Old town Alexandria - good room, and decent pint (yes, I know, it is not Dublin) Fados - as others have mentioned, it is easy to access downtown, but usually a good rugby crowd even if the pub is plastic Beckett's - dec...
by Whatever
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Work Place bullying ... not a nice surprise
Replies: 224
Views: 14524

Re: Work Place bullying ... not a nice surprise

Hmm, rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd resurrect this one. I'm concerned I'm being targeted by a guy in my office. Getting regular uncalled for snide remarks, totally from left field. I regularly get berated in front of colleagues for even the smallest (and he seeks them out) I dunno......
by Whatever
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks squad announcement today
Replies: 401
Views: 24196

Re: All Blacks squad announcement today

3 more players added to the squad. Tom Taylor, Charlie Ngatai and Seta Tamanivalu. Congrats boys! 8) Thought they would have picked a proper fullback/winger, as they said players involved in the SR Final would not be considered for Samoa, and 5 of the 7 outside backs selected are Hurricanes or High...
by Whatever
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks poisoned at 1995 world cup- Laurie Mains speaks
Replies: 998
Views: 51631

Re: All Blacks poisoned at 1995 world cup- Laurie Mains spea

The real tragedy here is that Clint Eastwood made a really crap film that did justice to neither South Africa or rugby. I am in favour of anything that could have prevented that from happening.
by Whatever
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Milner Skudder
Replies: 95
Views: 4291

Re: Milner Skudder

ASMO wrote:Surely having such a stupid name discounts him
He's a prototype, a blend from the blood lines of 2 relatively obscure 60s-70s All Blacks.

Next up, Gebe Batty-Williams and Sych Laidlaw-Going.
by Whatever
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Adam Jones demolishes The Beast
Replies: 48
Views: 2623

Re: Adam Jones demolishes The Beast

Beast is not a great scrummager. Adam Jones was though. Who would you reckon his best head to head opponent would have been during his international career? Castro? Probably a French loose head. Barcella or Marconnet. According to this 2013 BBC article: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/rugby-union/230805...
by Whatever
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket in Washington DC
Replies: 24
Views: 982

Re: Cricket in Washington DC

Ladies and gentlemen Know some of you are in DC. This is a long shot but I have founded a cricket club in DC a few months ago. We are formally entered into the league for the 2015 season. We have Aussies, Saffers, Zimbos, Brits, Kiwis, West Indians, Indians, Pakistanis etc in the club. We are going...
by Whatever
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Washington DC Rugby Pubs
Replies: 34
Views: 916

Re: Washington DC Rugby Pubs

More for the locals: Donger, etc. Looks like I have a couple of mates possibly flying in from Chi-town on Friday night (out on Sunday) to come visit me and watch the game Fra v Wal. They are going to be staying in a hotel. Where is a good spot to watch rugby? Maybe Alexandria? I live in Bethesda bu...
by Whatever
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket in Washington DC
Replies: 24
Views: 982

Re: Cricket in Washington DC

Ladies and gentlemen Know some of you are in DC. This is a long shot but I have founded a cricket club in DC a few months ago. We are formally entered into the league for the 2015 season. We have Aussies, Saffers, Zimbos, Brits, Kiwis, West Indians, Indians, Pakistanis etc in the club. We are going...
by Whatever
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England vs Wales - is there a better rivalry in test rugby?
Replies: 87
Views: 2902

Re: England vs Wales - is there a better rivalry in test rug

England Wales rivalry is f**k all compared to Le Crunch. Even in Britain it's a long second to England Scotland. Centuries worth of spite and war as well as huge cultural differences make Le Crunch biggest rivalry in the NH. Which other game in world rugby has got its own name? I'd mention the Bled...
by Whatever
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

argus wrote:
Whatever wrote:
argus wrote:WE you around?
Argus, I'm here now, if you're around we can try to connect again.
...
Got it, I'll send you an email in the next day or two.
by Whatever
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

argus wrote:WE you around?
Argus, I'm here now, if you're around we can try to connect again.
by Whatever
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SBW v. Folau v. Hunt v. Burgess - best in 2015?
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: SBW v. Folau v. Hunt v. Burgess - best in 2015?

It remains to be seen if SBW will usurp Nonu. I suspect he won't, and may spend more time on the bench. Not sure if serious? however IMO, SBW already has done so, and got the call over Nono!, who has moved oversea and isnt even in super15 this year! Nonu is back to the Hurricanes. He was not on the...
by Whatever
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

I know there's a number of expats living in the US on here, so wanted to see if this is happening for anyone else. My friend has bank accounts in Australia and the UK, and in the last few weeks received forms from both banks to confirm his US status and Tax no. In July 2014 the Foreign Account Tax ...
by Whatever
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

argus wrote:WE you around?
Yes, here now.
by Whatever
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Geech: "Australia are shit, Wales and England will progress"
Replies: 137
Views: 6642

Re: Geech: "Australia are shit, Wales and England will progr

It also seems to be a source of pride in England, to smash the Aussie scrum in particular. It was weird before the Lions tour, press and fans saying that they wouldn't be happy with just the win they wanted to see them absolutely pulverised up front too. English players come from that same rugby cu...
by Whatever
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

I'm a US citizen, born and raised in the UK (so a dual UK/ US national) and have a little experience in this area (though I'm not all that knowledgeable, since my US returns have always been done by a professional tax person). But in addition to the relatively new FATCA form, there is also the slig...
by Whatever
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SBW v. Folau v. Hunt v. Burgess - best in 2015?
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: SBW v. Folau v. Hunt v. Burgess - best in 2015?

It remains to be seen if SBW will usurp Nonu. I suspect he won't, and may spend more time on the bench. It pick SBW/Kuridrani as a world 15 centre combo without a second thought. None has been great, but injury has slowed him down. Nonu's had a good long break for once, is very experienced and half...
by Whatever
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SBW v. Folau v. Hunt v. Burgess - best in 2015?
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: SBW v. Folau v. Hunt v. Burgess - best in 2015?

It remains to be seen if SBW will usurp Nonu. I suspect he won't, and may spend more time on the bench.
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

argus wrote:I can help then
That's very magnanimous. How should I contact, personal or business email?
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

Obviously, there's no substitute for professional advice. Having said that, from my experience you'd be better off declaring yourself as a US resident for taxation purposes, than as an Aussie. Since my friend gets his Australian bank statements sent to a US address, the bank has gone ahead and decr...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

argus wrote:Depends which team you support
It's the off-season, so I'm hoping for a truce.

I support the All Blacks and the Hurricanes. I'm hoping for special dispensation for supporting the Hurricanes.
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

There are amnesty programs. If you qualify then then can be zero penalties. But it is a facts and circumstances test. My recommendation is to speak to a tax attorney who does this. Then you know where you stand. If the IRS gets your name from a bank,etc then generally you will not qualify for amnes...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

There are amnesty programs. If you qualify then then can be zero penalties. But it is a facts and circumstances test. My recommendation is to speak to a tax attorney who does this. Then you know where you stand. If the IRS gets your name from a bank,etc then generally you will not qualify for amnes...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

This is a big issue if one has not declared non-US accounts. The IRS has been aggressively targeting this non-compliance since about 2008. Penalties can be substantial, and in some cases more than the value of the value of the account (in the millions). Willful non-compliance can also lead to crimi...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

Minnosu wrote:
Minnosu wrote:If you want to give up your citizenship you have to pay an exit tax, which can be huge.

As for non US bank accounts, don't they have to be over $10k to be reported?

Actually looks like it's $50 k assets overseas
Yes that's what I read, aggregate value > US$50,000.

I think I need a drink.
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

This is a big issue if one has not declared non-US accounts. The IRS has been aggressively targeting this non-compliance since about 2008. Penalties can be substantial, and in some cases more than the value of the value of the account (in the millions). Willful non-compliance can also lead to crimi...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

This is a big issue if one has not declared non-US accounts. The IRS has been aggressively targeting this non-compliance since about 2008. Penalties can be substantial, and in some cases more than the value of the value of the account (in the millions). Willful non-compliance can also lead to crimi...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

This is a big issue if one has not declared non-US accounts. The IRS has been aggressively targeting this non-compliance since about 2008. Penalties can be substantial, and in some cases more than the value of the value of the account (in the millions). Willful non-compliance can also lead to crimi...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

Not withstanding ER's comment, which is valid. I am aware of this and my mate had the same question. We discussed it at length, and we decided he should go with the letter of the law, especially if it is any kind of substantial amount. If it's a trivial amount then try ignoring it for now and see w...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

I watched a programme called 'Charlie' the other night about Mullets dad and I have since posted all my money to a place called the Caymans- you can thank me later Don't know if the Caymans are such a safe haven anymore. I think even the Swiss have to report now, albeit after a decent battle. Swiss...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

Not withstanding ER's comment, which is valid. I am aware of this and my mate had the same question. We discussed it at length, and we decided he should go with the letter of the law, especially if it is any kind of substantial amount. If it's a trivial amount then try ignoring it for now and see w...
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Re: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the

EverReady wrote:I watched a programme called 'Charlie' the other night about Mullets dad and I have since posted all my money to a place called the Caymans- you can thank me later
Don't know if the Caymans are such a safe haven anymore. I think even the Swiss have to report now, albeit after a decent battle.
by Whatever
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free
Replies: 58
Views: 3889

Declaring foreign accounts for exiles in the Land o the Free

I know there's a number of expats living in the US on here, so wanted to see if this is happening for anyone else. My friend has bank accounts in Australia and the UK, and in the last few weeks received forms from both banks to confirm his US status and Tax no. In July 2014 the Foreign Account Tax C...
by Whatever
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best place to watch the AIs in DC?
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Best place to watch the AIs in DC?

I assume Fados, but is this the best place? Wales v Oz at 9:30AM EST this Saturday. This place in Arlington may be an option: http://www.irelandsfourcourts.com/sports/ It is right across the road from Summers, where I watched matches in the RWC, so 2 possibilities in 1 location. Too early for me th...