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I guess my gripe is that I came and believed I was here as a worker, a guest lecturer, rather than a student.  I have paid into the social security system from my limited work here.

Furthermore, I do not feel bad of having to draw on, in the future, the social security system after I learned that by treaty, the contributions I made every paycheck in the US are counted here.  Just as if a European immigrated to the US and their SS contributions would count with the US Social Security system by treaty.

This is reassuring:
"I can assure you that an indian or algerian in possession of all required documents is treated absolutely professionally"

On a grander scale than just my situation.

BTW, outside the Legion, thought of becoming a priest to teach as well.  My faith isn't that strong but have been celibate for over a year.

"Schiller sprach zu Goethe, Steck in dem Arsch die Flöte! Goethe sagte zu Schiller, Mein Arsch ist kein Triller!"

by Jeffersonian Democrat (rzg6f@virginia.edu) on Sat May 30th, 2009 at 11:00:24 AM EST
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