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Old May 1st 2010, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by ScouseJournalist View Post
All that stuff is sorted (I'm a permanent greencard holder).
Yet, you're not in the US... so, how long have you been out of the US and what ties have you maintained with the US that demonstrates you haven't abandoned your status?

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Yet, you're not in the US... so, how long have you been out of the US and what ties have you maintained with the US that demonstrates you haven't abandoned your status?

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I never spend more time in the UK than I do in the US(currently 3months for educational purposes), I never leave without informing the authorities and legal my reason for leaving. Always make sure to get that dated stamp on my passport from immigration at the airport. Transferring my UK money to my US bank account, which is registered to my families US address i'l be returning to.

I'm trying to set up a registered business out there and applying for jobs


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Think you can do better than the locals? This is the country that produces journalists like Sarah Palin, you know!



Americans network their ****ing balls off.
Haha I might have been naive with that statement about the "old boy network"

Gawd Sarah Palin, presenting on Fox "News" and the discovery channel. I read somewhere her program about Alaska was axed because the potential advertisers at the promo screening of the series couldn't stop laughing at it.

Its sad that big corporations will choose to hire former beauty queens and Chuck Norris(yes Chuck Norris!)over Journalists. American broadcasting is more about personalities/entertainment than the Journalism. Seems you need some kind of reputation like a radio show with dedicated listeners and/or a gimmick like a comedy background(big personality) to have shot at breaking the American mainstream.

Ha I currently have neither but I'm working on that.... Out of interest what do you guys think about the possibility of an online expats TV channel. Professional looking Videos from members showing what their life is like and entertaining blogs about the culture difference where you are living?


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Ha I currently have neither but I'm working on that.... Out of interest what do you guys think about the possibility of an online expats TV channel. Professional looking Videos from members showing what their life is like and entertaining blogs about the culture difference where you are living?
Not a bad idea. I dunno how much general interest there would be outside the expat community though. That reminds me Alan Wicker did a series in the 1980s about expats around the world. In the American one, the guy complained how little time off he got compared to UK and said "it isn't a place for the lazy" LOL

I don't suppose it could do any worse than the ill-fated Homeland Security series that ABC showed last year and got axed only halfway through.
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Not a bad idea. I dunno how much general interest there would be outside the expat community though. That reminds me Alan Wicker did a series in the 1980s about expats around the world. In the American one, the guy complained how little time off he got compared to UK and said "it isn't a place for the lazy" LOL

I don't suppose it could do any worse than the ill-fated Homeland Security series that ABC showed last year and got axed only halfway through.[/QUOTE]

Haha those Homeland security programs, theres a British version on Sky1. Mostly filmed at Heathrow and Dover.

I agree, can't see it doing much for the Americans either. It would mostly be good exposure to make names for yourselves in the British community, promoting your business/skills and you'd be able to market yourself as a specialist contact, should a US/UK media outlet want some correspondence on an issue or feature you in say for example a tourism program.

All you would have to do is upload some videos on youtube of what you get up to and blog some issues that interest you and i'l edit/compile the best bits of them like a TV program or short documentaries. Which reminds me(might be an idea to open up a new thread for this), we have a photo gallery on this website... Why not have a video section on the British Expats site?


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Why not have a video section on the British Expats site?

You can upload video.
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You can upload video.
Hey Bob I'm guessing you mean embed videos in posts.

I mean like a dedicated "Video" section on that Blue Bar on the expats website, where it currently says "Home, Discussion Forum, Articles, Wiki, classifieds etc."

Why not have "Video" amongst those categories there?

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All the women on our local TV news channel are cross-eyed
None of the men on our local news channel have top lips



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At least Chuck Norris is cool

But Jack Bauer could still beat him up. (When he's not too drunk)
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Hey Bob I'm guessing you mean embed videos in posts.

I mean like a dedicated "Video" section on that Blue Bar on the expats website, where it currently says "Home, Discussion Forum, Articles, Wiki, classifieds etc."

Why not have "Video" amongst those categories there?

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No, you can upload videos just like photo's in the photo gallery.

Having a dedicated section for videos would just clutter the place up though, not to mention be a bigger resource hog.
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No, you can upload videos just like photo's in the photo gallery.

Having a dedicated section for videos would just clutter the place up though, not to mention be a bigger resource hog.
I see where your coming from, running a video section can be very expensive. Buying servers, extra hard drives for storage and paying monthly for a business connection with the bandwidth to handle the demand its a killer.

You can always get around it though by letting YouTube host the videos. If you set up a specific forum for people to embed videos from YouTube would that cause problems?

Place a BritishExpats.com watermark on the most popular videos to publicize the site through YT and put them up on the front page.
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I see where your coming from, running a video section can be very expensive. Buying servers, extra hard drives for storage and paying monthly for a business connection with the bandwidth to handle the demand its a killer.

You can always get around it though by letting YouTube host the videos. If you set up a specific forum for people to embed videos from YouTube would that cause problems?

Place a BritishExpats.com watermark on the most popular videos to publicize the site through YT and put them up on the front page.
That's an idea you can suggest in site feedback, down at the bottom of the forum....but as the site is now owned by internet brands, who knows if they'll go for it.
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reminds me a bit of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8dhngY_1pM
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Why not have "Video" amongst those categories there?
Is there any money in it? (FWIW, I have no idea how this site or others on the same model keeps going financially - presumably someone somewhere is clicking on the ads).
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