Interesting. I just checked: the Flash bundled with my Chrome is the older version (but it's sandboxed to some extent). So then I opened up Firefox and checked the plugin version, and discovered it was already at the newest patched version. I don't recall any update, so I guess the Flash Player plugin updated itself in the background without me noticing, and actually managed to do that faster than Chrome did. Impressive!
They won't let you renounce citizenship if the embassy official thinks you are doing it for tax reasons. Even if they don't think that, they charge a giant "exit tax" and can levy fines for previous non-filings (even if you were, e.g. born to a US parent but never actually lived there).
Basically US citizenship is a modern form of slavery. The scary thing, from my perspective as a non-US citizen, is that once FATCA infrastructure is in place, there's really nothing to stop them extending the list of criteria for people who are considered "US persons" for tax purposes. The US has vast debt and a crippled, dysfunctional politics that can't agree on tax rises or spending cuts. The obvious solution for them is to tax foreigners, which is exactly what FATCA is designed to achieve. However FATCA doesn't fully activate until 2017 according to the current schedule so there's time left yet.
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So charging on planes is another thing to avoid for me.
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together ... -- Carl Zwanzig