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Tina Turner ‘to become Swiss, give up US passport’

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AFP - US pop legend Tina Turner, who has been living in Switzerland since 1995, will soon receive Swiss citizenship and will give up her US passport, Swiss media reported Friday.

“I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. … I cannot imagine a better place to live,” Turner told German language daily Blick.

Turner, 73, who was born Anna Mae Bullock, lives in picturesque town of Kuesnacht, on the shores of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland, and has passed a local civics test and interview, according to an official announcement published in the Zuerichsee-Zeitung daily.

 

US singer Tina Turner arrives for the Emporio Armani fashion show in Milan, on February 26, 2011. Turner -- who has been living in Switzerland since 1995 -- will soon receive Swiss citizenship and will give up her US passport, according to Swiss media reports.

US singer Tina Turner arrives for the Emporio Armani fashion show in Milan,
on February 26, 2011. Turner — who has been living in Switzerland since 1995 —
will soon receive Swiss citizenship and will give up her US passport,
according to Swiss media reports.

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» 28 Comments

  1. Jethro

    January 25th, 2013

    I wonder if she gets a free sig550 rifle?

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  2. Moxie Man

    January 25th, 2013

    “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” – not

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  3. Moxie Man

    January 25th, 2013

    “What’s Taxes Got to Do with It?”

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  4. historicus

    January 25th, 2013

    @Jethro – I think the Swiss encourage gun ownership by everybody but immigrants. I don’t even know if you’re allowed to own a gun if your not a Swiss native.

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  5. KF

    January 25th, 2013

    Tina doesn’t take crap from abusive men weather they’re named Ike or Barry, good for her.

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  6. Moxie Man

    January 25th, 2013

    Roman Polanski asked her to bring her great-granddaughter.

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  7. marleenna1959

    January 25th, 2013

    My ancestors came here from Switzerland in the 1800′s. Seems strange to see the US as a country to flee from now.

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  8. grayscape

    January 25th, 2013

    Now progressives won’t feel so conflicted for always pointing to pure-white European countries as model societies. Switzerland has become 0.000000% “diverse.”

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  9. grayscape

    January 25th, 2013

    Uhhhh…. Make that 0.0000001% diverse.

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  10. grayscape

    January 25th, 2013

    At least she can now legally own all the assault weapons she wants…

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  11. Hanoverfist

    January 25th, 2013

    Shes 73

    I bet she still has “The Legs”.
    “Well… ain’t we a pair… raggedy man…. Goodbye Soldier!”

    And yes Grayscape,yes.

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  12. KF

    January 25th, 2013

    I heard this story earlier but in the context of it being for taxation reasons, similar to Gerard Depardeu of France. This article doesn’t specify what her reasons are and I can’t find anything that does. I withdraw my earlier comment, I was blabbing without sufficient knowledge.

    It was very congress critterish of me to talk without knowing what I was talking about,, thus the request to withdraw the statement. ;)

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  13. thirdtwin

    January 25th, 2013

    Obviously, she is a member of the 1%…of black people who do not worship Obama. Or at least she has no cultural, economic or racial need to come back and bask in his weird purple glow.

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  14. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 25th, 2013

    “…..Turner, 73, who was born Anna Mae Bullock, lives in picturesque town of Kuesnacht…..and has passed a local civics test and interview, according to an official announcement….”

    Imagine that, a requirement to pass a civics test. When will we require our representatives to pass a civics test?

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  15. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 25th, 2013

    Ooops, I actually meant to say when will we require our (illegal) immigrants to pass a civics test. I blame it on the alcohol.

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  16. conservative cowgirl

    January 25th, 2013

    She learned German when she moved there. Imagine that! An immigrant learning the language of their adopted country! Those Swiss racists; she shouldn’t have to learn a new language!!

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  17. thirdtwin

    January 25th, 2013

    Stirrin, the immediate prog priority is for them to pass a driver’s license test.

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  18. CrustyB

    January 25th, 2013

    Good for her. Her ancestors were slaves, her contemporaries are slaves under Obama, and she seeks freedom in a non-American country. She’s OK in my book.

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  19. Jerry Manderin

    January 25th, 2013

    I love it that The United States loses Tina under Obama.

    Tina to Barack….

    “We don’t need another Zero.”

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  20. Desdinova

    January 25th, 2013

    Marleenna hit it. US citizenship used to be coveted. When someone became American, they were American, not a hyphen citizen. Americans NEVER gave up their citizenship.

    My how things are changing under King Bronco.

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  21. Jackson

    January 25th, 2013

    My husband is Swiss…both parents from that country. She picked a beautiful one to live in.

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  23. NOMOBAMY

    January 26th, 2013

    73?
    I dunno.
    I prolly would do her just for bragging rights.

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  24. NOMOBAMY

    January 26th, 2013

    I do like them younger girls like her.

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  25. Carlos The Jackal

    January 26th, 2013

    Last time I checked, there’s a minimum income requirement for Swiss residency too. If you’re planning on getting a job after moving in, forget it.
    Switzerland ain’t no freaking welfare state.

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  26. IMPEACH Obama

    January 26th, 2013

    This won’t affect the obamabots like it would if Beyonce or Orcah were to cut and run.

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  27. Orcah Wimpfries

    January 26th, 2013

    Hey IMPEACH – is that really you Dr Phil?

    Just remember, we never, EVER do things nice ‘n easy…so watch it BUSTER!!

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