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The War on Drugs claims another one.

Dear AskMe, Should I be concerned about writing to someone in prison that knows about previous illegal activities I've participated in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2009 - 13 answers

J'en ai besoin d'améliorer mon français. Any suggestions?

« J'en ai besoin d'améliorer mon français, » or: "I need to improve my French." I'm looking for advice from anyone who has worked on improving or regaining their nth language. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on May 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Policy monitoring for families with kids with special needs

In search of website, blogs, etc that keep up with federal and state (specifically NC) policies that affect families with children with developmental and physical disabilities? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Mar 20, 2009 - 0 answers

Help me become a Fed

How do I best utilize my Non-Competitive Eligibility from AmeriCorps to secure a job in the Federal government? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Mar 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Tips on getting a federal gov't job

There are a lot of federal jobs available in my area that pay better than my current gig in state gov. Problem is, sending a resume in just seems to sink into a black hole. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Mar 15, 2009 - 25 answers

Someone should fiscally restrain them

Have the recipients of the $2 trillion dollars been identified yet? I know Bloomberg was attempting to find out where the Fed sent the money, but I haven't heard anything since. [more inside]
posted by whatgorilla on Mar 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Legality to mail US consumer vegetable seed packets to Kenya?

Are there any export restrictions (or whatnot) regarding me (a US non-business entity) sending a bunch of packages of consumer vegetable-garden seeds to a foreign country (Kenya) as a gift? I'm sure there are some restrictions on receiving foreign seeds, but.. outgoing? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jan 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Where do I learn to pick an ear and keep it?

I need to learn state-level and/or federal-level lobbying. Where can I find classes, events, or seminars to study and observe this? I am in the Washington, DC-area, but I'm willing to travel 1,000 miles or less.
posted by parmanparman on Nov 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Shoud I bother with the new federal housing tax credit?

FinancialOpinionFilter: I qualify for the new Federal Housing Tax Credit! Yay! But since I have to pay it back it hardly seem useful. Plus there's extra hassle with taxes for the next 15 years. Should I bother claiming it?
posted by GuyZero on Aug 7, 2008 - 5 answers

GRAND JURY YO!

Do all misdemeanor cases get to bypass the grand jury? Is there such a thing as a federal misdemeanor? I know FEDERAL capital offenses must go before a grand jury and each STATE handles this differently, ie NY both sides and a judge, no grand jury. But I am confused on this process...help, test tommorrow!!
posted by madmamasmith on Apr 16, 2008 - 5 answers

[HR / background checks] What exactly is a "10-year background check" (for the US feds)?

[HR / background checks] What exactly is a "10-year background check" (for the US feds)? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Apr 15, 2008 - 7 answers

What protections does a state trademark provide that a federal trademark does not?

What protections does a state trademark provide that a federal trademark does not? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Mar 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Federal Reserve bailout

Without sounding conspiratorial... I'm wondering how much arm twisting it took by political/economic elites to get the Fed to adopt its current Liquidity Plan. Will Carlyle Capital directly benefit from it? A couple of days ago I read this story about their recent notice of default on a margin call. [more inside]
posted by purenitrous on Mar 12, 2008 - 8 answers

It's a Federal Rap, No, it's a State Rap

Book Research Filter: How is jurisdiction determined when someone is arrested on Federal and State charges at the same time? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Dec 16, 2007 - 10 answers

OPM's policy on drug testing

I am thinking about applying for a job at the Federal Office of Personnel Management. They say they do drug screening, but no specifics are given. I've smoked pot one or twice recently and I am a bit concerned. Does anyone know what kind of testing (hair, urine, blood) they do? How do they feel about marijuana use? Do they do random testing once you get hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2007 - 14 answers

I want to work for the gubmint

I need help on the Federal job application process [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Should I get dental/vision insurance? If so, which plan?

Federal employee health benefit open season started today. I'm overwhelmed with the choices! [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Nov 13, 2006 - 3 answers

US Government wee sized offices?

On the hunt for unique and odd US government offices (somewhat for entertainment, seriously for a job.) [Oh yes, there is somewhat more inside.] [more inside]
posted by sperose on Sep 27, 2006 - 10 answers

What if I don't RETURN TO SENDER?

If I open a piece of mail that was delivered to my house, but addressed to a former resident, is that, legally, "stealing mail" and thus a federal offense? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on Jul 22, 2005 - 10 answers

Setting Up a Company

Is there an online service that can help me set up a new company (either as a GP or LLC) and get Federal and State Tax ID's quickly? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis on Feb 11, 2005 - 15 answers

US tax question - telecommuiting

Taxfilter: telecommuting across state lines. [mi] [more inside]
posted by 445supermag on Jan 16, 2005 - 2 answers

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