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MA Filter: Will an unregistered vehicle citation affect my insurance?

Long story short, I moved from Texas to Massachusetts at the beginning of June this year while my car's registration in Texas was expired since April. I knew I was going to be moving very shortly so I purposely chose not to re-register my vehicle, which was my mistake. I own the fact that I am at 100% fault for this. [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Jun 7, 2014 - 2 answers

Need help sourcing a quote

I could have sworn I read Ta-Nehisi Coates write somewhere on the internet something along the lines of - "The North didn't win the Civil War, America did." The thinking behind this was that the war shouldn't be framed as "North vs. South" - but rather, "America vs. the CSA" or "America vs. some traitors." Does this ring any bells? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on May 23, 2014 - 5 answers

What's my recourse?

I hired a marine contractor in Rhode Island to build a pair of centerboards for my boat ($12k). They were delivered 3 months late and didn't fit. I was very clear about the dimensions, yet the builder's designer altered the shape without consulting me. They've admitted fault in emails and in person, apologized, yet won't make the situation better. They offered a refund if I pay shipping charges to/from, customs and excise, and any damages. I don't feel I should pay $2k out of pocket and end up with nothing. What do I do to get justice? Report them to the Better Business Bureau? Hire a lawyer? Go to court or arbitration? Say mean things about them and buy a voodoo doll? Am I entitled to damages beyond the $12k? Any advice welcome.
posted by karst on Apr 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Should my parents pursue this matter of mistreatment by police?

Should my parents pursue this matter of civil rights, social justice, and mistreatment by police? [more inside]
posted by 1270AEH on Mar 30, 2014 - 25 answers

What are some good books on the history of LGBT rights movement?

I really want to find out more about the history and progress of LGBT rights. Namely, early forms and social codes to express homosexuality, the civil rights movements and how psychology viewed before and now, and what led to finally removing homosexuality as a disorder from the DSM. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Nov 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Where can I find some like-minded people in RL and on the internet?

Lately I've been feeling pretty isolated because none of my friends really share my views on civil rights or social justice. The people I know who are more progressive are really militant and extreme and they're not very helpful to be around either due to their rather harsh approach to their various causes. Where on the internet and in real life can I as a white girl go to be part of a community that is proactive and progressive towards intersectionality, feminism, LGBTQ rights, and similar topics? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Oct 28, 2013 - 13 answers

Environmental engineering

You graduated from an environmental engineering program, bachelor's or master's degree in hand. What was your first degree-related job, and was it what you expected? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Feb 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Resources and reference material on the Old West

Need resources and references on life on the frontier in the post-Civil War Period. [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead on Feb 3, 2013 - 8 answers

MLK Day Documentary

What age-appropriate documentary should I watch with my 10yo daughter to help her understand the civil rights movement and MLK's place in it? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Jan 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Civil Dusk and Civil Dawn in my Google Calendar?

I'd like to have civil dawn and civil dusk appear in my Google Calendar. Can someone assist? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 12, 2012 - 3 answers

How to become a civil liberties crusader

Public interest law transition-filter: I am a lawyer in a private-sector transactional practice. I would like to be a public interest lawyer doing litigation or policy in national security, civil liberties, surveillance or drug liberalization. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Two Careers & Retirement

Three questions: (1) How many current civil service employees are also reserve/national guard members, (2) How many current civil service employees were also active duty military service members, and (3) How many of both groups retired from the military? I've been to DOD, the Census, OPM ... I'm not having much luck.
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Where'd that water come from?

Can you tell me about this large reservoir just east of Mexico City, apparently called Lago Nabor Carrillo? [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Jan 6, 2012 - 1 answer

Asking how to ask for help

What are some demands that can be made of a city (pop 250,000) that would immediately find benefit for 13 homeless people? Extra credit: Consider half these people probably need some mental help but would be pretty likely to refuse it. [more inside]
posted by Homeskillet Freshy Fresh on Jan 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Information on the Use of Legal Solidarity by Occupy and Others?

I'm looking for information and resources regarding legal solidarity and court solidarity with an eye towards its practical application, specifically how it has been used so far by Occupy protesters and how it has been used successfully by other groups. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Dec 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Get out the vehicle, hippy!

How can I outfit my car with an automatic recording device to protect myself and my passengers from crime and civil rights violations? [more inside]
posted by ambulocetus on Oct 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Who's the woman holdin' the rifle?

Where is this photo from? [more inside]
posted by zer0render on Oct 16, 2011 - 3 answers

How to organize papers for civil litigation

Lawyers, how do you organize your papers? I'm a pro se litigant in federal civil case looking not for legal advice but for organizational tips... [more inside]
posted by cgs06 on Sep 25, 2011 - 12 answers

What questions should I ask my parents about their recollections of growing up in the civil rights era in Montgomery, Alabama?

What questions should I ask my parents about their recollections of growing up in the civil rights era in Montgomery, Alabama? [more inside]
posted by quodlibet on Aug 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Should she make a statement?

YANMCanadianL: Should my girlfriend talk to this insurance adjuster at all, or just ignore this? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Mar 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Are there examples of countries where foreign aid seems to cause conflict?

I'm interested in examples of countries where foreign aid has contributed to conflict. Aside from Somalia, are there other good examples of civil wars that were caused or exacerbated by the presence of foreign aid? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Mar 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Beyond Bourbon St., hopefully.

I have some very specific questions about very specific things to do in New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jan 22, 2011 - 34 answers

Recent Grad in need of advice with engineering career.

I need advice on where to go next...I just graduated with an Civil Engineering degree. [more inside]
posted by berkshirenative on Jan 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Wedding reading for Kids

Civil Wedding Readings suitable for kids. [more inside]
posted by Elmore on Dec 14, 2010 - 20 answers

What to expect for pre-trial conference for credit card debt?

Pre-trial conference for a credit card debt under 5k? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Employee Evaluations

I am writing an article about employment in the U.S. federal government. Where can I find information about what supervisors are allowed by law to tell other government agencies recruiters about their employees, and what they sometimes tell those recruiters that is against the law? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Am I free yet?

Subpoena me now / subpoena me later. If I have not yet gotten dragged into a civil suit that was filed more than a month ago, am I safe? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for Civil War Sites

I have four days to drive from Mosheim Tennessee (NW of Greenville) to Concord Ohio. Are any must see Civil War sites in the area?
posted by Raybun on Jun 13, 2010 - 2 answers

My engineering company wants a structural branch, how do i start it?

My engineering company wants a structural branch, and I'm meant to start it, what books, programs or other stuff do i need? [more inside]
posted by parryb on Jun 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Civli War era grave accessory

Anyone know anything about this Civil War era gravestone decoration? [more inside]
posted by ambulocetus on May 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Can a lawyer take a client they have previously opposed in court?

Is it legal or ethical for a civil lawyer in California to take a client they have previously opposed in court? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Where is the line between being civil and keeping your distance with a friend who you have lost respect for?

Where is the line between being civil and keeping your distance with a friend who you have lost respect for? Recently I have found out some things about a friend which have made me lose the respect I had for her. However, because she is part of a group of friends I hang out with, I still see her. And because I have not confronted her about the recent issues that have been brought to light (I don't feel it is my place to admonish her, these issues have got nothing to do with me) she is unaware that I feel differently towards her. I don't want to make it awkward and give her the cold shoulder, yet I want to keep my distance but still maintain a civil relationship, how would I do that?
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2010 - 28 answers

Ignore all the lawyers?

What are the repercussions of ignoring a civil demand letter? Has anyone ever had their credit ruined? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Civil Rights Movement

I need a significant event that happened during the Civil Rights Movement. [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Oct 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Best Book About Civil War

What's the best single book to read about the American Civil War? I have only time and interest for one book, a fondness for historical fiction but desire to be informed about the background, history, politics and social/cultural significance of the war.
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Oct 10, 2009 - 19 answers

Civil War Mystery or Civil War Hoax?

Can anyone help me solve a Civil War mystery? [more inside]
posted by ValkoSipuliSuola on Aug 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Home Cafe, Hawthorne, Nevada/ Info Please

I need information about The Home Cafe, Hawthorne, Nevada. It was a popular Chinese and American food diner that saw some action during the civil rights sit-ins of the 1960s. They used a distinctive china pattern produced by the TEPCo China Co. in El Cerrito, CA. The TEPCo factory closed in 1968. The pattern used at the cafe was called Confucius. Any information about the Home Cafe including personal stories would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by mickeefynn on Feb 2, 2009 - 4 answers

How do PI's dig up dirt on people?

Where can I find out more about the investigation techniques used by private investigators? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 19, 2009 - 9 answers

How to Make the most of Gettysburg

Two Canadians planning a stop in Gettysburg, PA and trying to see as much as possible without breaking the bank. How do we make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by BlzOfGlry on Jan 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Is it bad that I said that? It isn't good.

How to handle the varieties of coming-out-of-the-closet bigotry that is resulting from the current U.S. presidential election? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 14, 2008 - 15 answers

What's so important about the U.S. Civil War?

I'm constructing an argument in favor of giving the U.S. Civil War a greater emphasis in secondary (High School) education. I'm interested in those events and conditions during and following the Civil War that had profound impacts on U.S. and world history. Obviously, abolition of slavery, the 13-15th Amendments, and restoration of the Union are important. However, I'm sure there are other important and far-reaching effects that many people don't know about...please, enlighten me!
posted by EKStickland on Apr 29, 2008 - 25 answers

Why this flag

Why was a confederate flag used for the ceremony welcoming the pope to the white house?
posted by hortense on Apr 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Can anyone help identify this MLK speech?

Can someone help identify this MLK speech? [more inside]
posted by caroljean63 on Mar 7, 2008 - 6 answers

How did Civil War soldiers reload and fire the .58 Springfield?

How was the Civil War .58 Springfield rifle reloaded? I understand that it was a percussion-cap rifle rather than a flintlock, and that it fired a muzzle-loaded minie ball. But what was the reloading process? What did the ammunition look like? There was no metal cartridge involved? How long did it take to reload and fire one of those things? Thanks, from a firearms n00b!
posted by jackypaper on Oct 22, 2007 - 8 answers

I want an espresso machine.

Can my partner and I still make use of a gift registry even if we are not doing a traditional ceremony-then-reception type event? [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Jul 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Am I crazy for opting out of a final salary pension?

I can get a civil service pension. Yay! This could be a final salary pension. Yay! But is this really my best option? No, really, is it? Please help me understand my pension options, preferably using chocolate confectionery as a teaching aid. [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Jun 8, 2007 - 15 answers

Civil War balloon photography.

Are there any extant photographs taken from balloons during the American Civil War? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on May 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Well, as civil as could be expected, given the circumstances...

Am I "currently a party in a civil suit"? I'm getting divorced. I need to know for my Peace Corps application. [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Mar 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Sherrif's Business card on door?

What could a buisiness card from a Sheriff's Deputy left on your front door mean? I called but had to leave a message and am freaking out. [more inside]
posted by rainbaby on Feb 7, 2007 - 26 answers

Where to find Civil War suits?

Where might one find Civil War-era suits like the ones found in the movie Gangs of New York in either NYC area or online? Nothing antique necessary, just replicas/costumes.
posted by Ekim Neems on Mar 21, 2006 - 4 answers

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