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American Presidential Quote: "Of all the imperfect forms of government"

Having a little trouble finding the source for this quote. Believe it was Reagan. who said "Of all the imperfect forms of government, our is the best man has so far come up with."
posted by Nicholas Geary on Apr 14, 2014 - 4 answers

 

Does the American Legislative Exchange Council promote new bills yearly?

The American Legislative Exchange Council is an organization that creates "model bills" that reflect the interest of big business and encourages state legislators to adopt those bills as legislation to introduce to their legislatures. ALEC promotes these model bills to legislators who attend one or all of three annual meetings each year. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 23, 2014 - 2 answers

What was the last major racially-segregated event in the US?

Does anyone know what the last segregated event was in the US ? I'm curious about "major events", say around 10,000 people. [more inside]
posted by dubold on Feb 18, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me find this Mug!

I saw this mug in the conference room at work- it must be a coworkers. I would love to get one like it. It looks to be Zuni or Hopi Native American bears. Any ideas? thanks!
posted by TRUELOTUS on Jan 18, 2014 - 11 answers

What should I buy at American Apparel?

I was gifted a $40 Groupon-like certificate for spending on the American Apparel online shop. What are some of the best items to buy? [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Jan 15, 2014 - 22 answers

American vegetarians: what are your favourite types of candy?

I have an acquaintance in the UK who sends me "essentials", such as Jaffa Cakes, that I can't get here in the States. In return she's asked for some good American candy. The catch is that she's vegetarian. Rather than spend ages looking through lists of off-putting ingredients, I was hoping I could get some recommendations here. Bonus points for Halloween-themed candy (I'm thinking of candy corn, etc). Thanks!
posted by TheDonF on Oct 17, 2013 - 42 answers

My husband is driving me nuts (is it just me?)

I've been married to my husband for almost 22 years. We are in our mid-forties. We have 3 kids, a 15 1/2 yo son and 10 yo b-g twins. I am being driven crazy by a certain aspect of my husband's behavior/personality. For example, earlier today I noticed a scratch on the lower part of our refrigerator door. The fridge is black and about a year and half old. I mentioned it to my husband. He inspected it and immediately called our children in to the kitchen to ask who did the damage. (More...) [more inside]
posted by getyourlife on Sep 2, 2013 - 29 answers

What are the best American historic sites east of the Mississippi

My husband and I want to carefully plan a series of American History field trips for our family, to take place over the next 3-6 years. We live in Northern New England and are, ourselves, pretty conversant in US History. Can you help us plan what we should see and -- most importantly -- what order we should see it in? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Aug 16, 2013 - 36 answers

Traveling to Cuba from the US

My father (who emigrated from Cuba 30 years ago) and I are interested in visiting Cuba eventually. What exactly do you have to do to (legally) travel there? [more inside]
posted by myntu on Jul 5, 2013 - 11 answers

65,000 US visas gone in 4 days?!

Husband and I are applying for jobs at the moment (our contracts expire around end of July). Interviews have gone well, but the guy I was talking to yesterday said he couldn't offer me a position as all the HB1 visas were gone for this year. Apparently they were all allocated within four days of being available! And there were 800,000 applicants for 65,000 places. When would I need to apply/what do I need to do do maximise my chances? Husband can also work on an O1B visa - is that the same process? Have any of you applied for these visas, and if so how did it go/what was your experience like? Does anyone have any tips? Would it be good to hire a lawyer for this or can we do it on our own? TIA for any info/advice.
posted by everydayanewday on May 15, 2013 - 19 answers

What to bring to an American expat in Ireland?

I'm planning a trip to stay with a friend and his family in Dublin next month, and would like to bring them something to enjoy from the US that they'd have a hard time finding in Ireland. [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Apr 3, 2013 - 50 answers

Ouch.

I am an American traveling in Spain and have to go to the ER. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by sockorama on Mar 13, 2013 - 29 answers

Learning a neutral accent and DIY speech therapy

I teach for a living but have a lot of linguistic baggage that I'd like to get rid of. Specifically, I have some weird pronunciation/accent issues and would like to speak "General American" or newscaster English. Is this something I can do on my own? What resources should I use? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Turning an American iPhone Kiwi

I'll be going to NZ for a couple weeks in a few months and have an old iPhone 3G S that I'd like to be able to use there as a local cell phone. Can anyone suggest the best method for doing this? [more inside]
posted by Frisbee Girl on Jan 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Who are the most famous Americans I haven't heard of?

Who are the most famous Americans I probably don't know about because their fame is primarily within non-English speaking communities? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 10, 2012 - 21 answers

How can I get along in a foreign country I don't like?

I have moved to a foreign country and am looking for suggestions as to how to get along in the best way possible until I can return to the US. I am a single woman with a professional background. I came to this country to reconnect with my ancestral roots. I have found the culture and behavior really appalling and irritating on a profound level as well as being sexist at a very deep level. [more inside]
posted by malach_sadriel on Dec 2, 2012 - 27 answers

How do they decide which peons in economy to pack in first?

How exactly does American Airlines assign its boarding groups 2-4? Is it just totally random? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Nov 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Can you identify this mystery dam?

Can someone identify this mystery unique western dam (on the left)? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Nov 20, 2012 - 7 answers

need good video recommendations!

Looking for snappy, informative video clips about spies in the American Revolution for an espionage class for kids in 6th- 9th grade. Help? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Nov 12, 2012 - 1 answer

Ev'rything free in America

Some friends who supported Romney are so displeased with the election results that they are now threatening to move to Canada or Australia for the next four years. Okay. Would their experiences living as American citizens in those countries in reality align more closely with their conservative ideals? How 'bout if they became citizens? What's the best response to these people? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on Nov 7, 2012 - 76 answers

Frequent flyer miles . . . you need lots of money, too?

Are big-time charges now routine when redeeming frequent flyer miles for overseas flights? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Oct 23, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me ID this TAL background song!

Help me ID a particular song that appeared in this episode of This American Life. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Oct 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me ID this 60's sedan

Help me ID this car (mid-60's American Sedan) : [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Sep 28, 2012 - 8 answers

How to travel between USA/Canada as a dual citizen

DualCitizenshipFilter: I was born an American citizen, the son of a Canadian mother. A few years ago I applied for and received my Canadian citizenship, and was provided with my Certificate of Canadian Citizenship. I have never applied for and do not have a Canadian passport. If I were to enter Canada now (by air or land) what do I say, what do I tell them? Can I just show them my canadian card and be done with it? What about coming back to the U.S.A.? Can it be done both ways without either passport?
posted by kjl291 on Sep 17, 2012 - 15 answers

How to investigate an airline/airport go around?

How can I learn what caused an apparent aborted landing and go-around at DFW airport today? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Sep 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Cookie Dough + Cheesecake = ?

I need to create a cookie dough cheesecake with an American theme - help? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Sep 3, 2012 - 14 answers

trying to find a This American Life episode...

trying to find a This American Life episode.... [more inside]
posted by space cat on Aug 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Can I drive in Portugal as a 2-year UK resident with a California Driver's License?

I'm an American with a current California driver's license. I've been living in the UK for over a year, so I can't drive here without getting a UK license. I'm going to Portugal next month. Can I legally drive there? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 6, 2012 - 13 answers

What is the best American airline?

Based on your personal experience, what is the best American airline to fly with (in terms of quality of service, comfort, customer service, etc.)?
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Jul 29, 2012 - 20 answers

American propaganda about Russia

Can anyone help me find Cold War-era video of American propaganda specifically about *Russians* (or at least mentioning Russians), rather than "Communists" in general?
posted by ac on Jul 26, 2012 - 6 answers

how to describe the "hw" sound

How could I describe in a non-technical way how certain English-speakers maintain a distinction between the "w" and "wh" sound? A certain amount of technical description could help. Its for a character in a story. For example: "The beginning of his 'what' still comes from deep within his throat." I don't know if that's technically true and it sounds awesomely terrible but something like that. [more inside]
posted by pynchonesque on Jul 13, 2012 - 19 answers

Juggling Passports

As a dual citizen, can I travel to places on a Canadian passport that I can't go to (or is difficult or expensive to get visas for) on an American passport? Can I actually pick-and-choose what passport to use to get the best benefit? [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Jul 3, 2012 - 19 answers

Given that x = Asian style cooking and y = a type of cheese, find y given that x + y = tasty

CookingFilter: I've been making a bunch of Asian fusion dishes lately and I don't think I've ever been satisfied with a component crucial to my understanding of food: the cheese! [more inside]
posted by dubusadus on Jul 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Reverse Racism at Work?

While faxing at the front desk at my job, a few co-workers were sitting around chatting. An African American co-worker was telling few Hispanic co-workers a story about how her and her friends were overlooked while shopping at Coach, "because the clerk was only paying attention to the (mouths the word "white" while my back was turned) girls. She goes on the explain that they left the store and called to complain that they were ignored because of their race. I was the only white person there (and not part of the conversation) and I would never have been telling a story if the reverse was true, so was this racism in the workplace? I surely felt uncomfortable. What can/should I do?
posted by EquineProcine on Jun 18, 2012 - 49 answers

Suggestions please -- to help my Chinese ESL student socialize in the USA?

Suggestions please -- to help my Chinese ESL student socialize in the USA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Can I use an AmEx Gift Card for an American Express Presale at Ticketmaster.com?

Can I use an AmEx Gift Card for an American Express Presale at Ticketmaster.com? Specifically, this event? I don't have a regular AmEx credit card.
posted by AONeal79 on May 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Accents across the pond.

Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on May 6, 2012 - 30 answers

When did the American "Business Reply Mail" concept begin?

What is the general history of the US postal "business reply mail" ? When did it begin? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on May 3, 2012 - 2 answers

I've watched The Killing, should I see Forbrydelsen?

I've accidentally watched the American version of The Killing instead of the original. Is it now worth watching the Danish (Forbydelsen)? [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Apr 28, 2012 - 8 answers

What do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium?

What are the quirks to living in Europe that will surprise me as an American and what do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Apr 23, 2012 - 50 answers

Resources about Native America

Help me find resources for elementary age children regarding the modern Native American experience. [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Feb 27, 2012 - 13 answers

I'm a stranger in a strange land of collective action.

I'm an American in Bangalore. Tomorrow, major unions have called for a nationwide bandh (strike). I'm having a major personal crisis about what to do. Listen, I know this isn't my country. And it's not my strike. But I'm very, very, very uneasy about what role I should be playing. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Feb 27, 2012 - 27 answers

What?

I heard somebody today use the phrase "American Camilla". What are they talking about?
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Blue only US flag?

I am looking for "left" or "blue state" American flags or patches in which all the colored part of the flag is blue (eg blue stripes instead of red). Maybe I just cannot get the correct search terms, but I have not been able to find these. Anyone know where such an animal can be got?
posted by ackptui on Nov 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Books about growing up poor in the U.S.

I'm looking for books, nonfiction or fiction, that accurately and effectively discuss, portray, and/or meditate on the condition of specifically children, or perhaps more broadly families, being poor. Any ethnicity or cultural group, although I am primarily interested in relatively contemporary narratives, 1950 or later, more or less. [more inside]
posted by grokfest on Nov 13, 2011 - 31 answers

How to not close AmEx card but not pay annual fee.

Rewards for AmEx card now suck, but am paying annual fee. Anyway to transfer my 'history'? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Nov 1, 2011 - 6 answers

"Hand over your adjectives and no one gets hurt!"

"American English is like a mugger in a back alley who, instead of taking your wallet, takes your pocket dictionary". I read a quote in this vein a while ago and I'm trying to identify the actual quote and the source.
posted by chara on Sep 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me figure out what to do with AA miles

What do I do with 15,000 American Airlines miles? I have 120,000 British Airways miles - and the two airlines are part of the same network - but I don't think you can transfer miles between the two. I don't want to waste the 15,000 miles when they expire next year, but I don't see how I can use them. I am not interested in using credit cards or travel to build the account up to the magic 25k mark. Any ideas what I can do with the miles?
posted by Yunani on Sep 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Who said "It's better to be Irish in America than it is to be Irish in England"?

Hi Folks, Does anyone know who may have said (something along the lines of) "Being Irish in England is a bit of a disadvantage. But, in America it is a bit of an advantage."? [more inside]
posted by coollibrarian on Sep 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Who painted this?

Painting identification: Who painted this? A friend saw it at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. He said it was a 19th century American painting hanging in a visible storage area and not in a regular gallery and that it wasn't labeled. Thanks!
posted by MaryDellamorte on Sep 3, 2011 - 5 answers

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