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How do I know if my elected representatives are doing a good job?

How can I, a US citizen, be more informed about my lawmakers' decisions and whether they're doing a good job? I have an example that I wonder about intensely, today's Senate Intelligence Committee meeting. [more inside]
posted by cmiller on Oct 18, 2007 - 4 answers

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I?

How to stop feeling like I need to do my own work plus everyone else's? [more inside]
posted by elisynn on Aug 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me become a responsible adult...

Help me become a responsible adult... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2007 - 36 answers

off my lawn, you punk!

Heeliefilter: If my 7-year-old neighbor dashes his brains out on my brick driveway, will I be held responsible in any way? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Apr 2, 2007 - 21 answers

Do we need a financial planner?

Because we are looking to buy our first home in the next few months, my husband and I want someone with more knowledge to help us figure out our financial situation - where we're at and where we should aim to be. I am not sure if what we're looking for is a financial planner, or if this is even really necessary to do before we go home shopping. My worry is that most financial planners (if that's even what we'd want) seem to be focused solely on retirement planning & investing. I'm not sure if that's what we need. [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jan 12, 2007 - 7 answers

What to do, when drama is no longer entertaining?

I am a hopelessly moderate, hyper-responsible, mostly mellow person. How can I help my niece, who is very bright, but hyper-emotional and kind of an over-the-top drama queen, create stability for herself and/or make more responsible choices? [more inside]
posted by whatnot on Oct 6, 2006 - 18 answers

Legal basis for disclaiming responsibility

What legal support is there for an entity to disclaim responsibility? [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs on Apr 18, 2006 - 15 answers

Landlord/tenant responsibility for converting outlet voltage

We have just moved into a rental condo. The laundry area is equipped for a 110V gas clothes dryer. Of course, ours is an electric dryer requiring 240 Volts. We want to have the outlet converted to the correct voltage, but I'd like to know whether we should expect to pay for this before contacting our new landlord, and how much it will cost. [more inside]
posted by moira on Mar 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Who is responsible for a stolen and "washed" check?

Who's responsible when a bank cashes a check that has been stolen and "washed"? [more inside]
posted by elquien on Dec 20, 2005 - 14 answers

Truly, Denmark is a prison...

My girlfriend is studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark this semester. On Monday there was a rather serious fire in the kitchen of her "dorm." Nobody was hurt, but the response and follow-up has been less than ideal. Please help us get someone to take action. [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Sep 23, 2005 - 6 answers

Poker and Babysitting?

BabySitterFilter: My wife and I are currently arguing about whether its safe and/or appropriate to have some friends over playing cards while babysitting an active 13 month kid. [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Aug 23, 2005 - 37 answers

How do I work with Medical Professionals to receive the best possible care?

Medical Professionals and Savvy Patients: what advice can you give for working with Doctors most effectively? If I'm not satisfied, should I look for new doctors, or revise my approach, or both? [more inside]
posted by weston on Aug 17, 2005 - 10 answers

Grocery Store F-ckups

Hey - Has this ever happened to you? I was unloading my groceries last night and I found a bag of groceries grouped in the bunch that wasn't mine. I checked my receipt to make sure I wasn't actually charged for this stuff, and -before anyone panics- don't worry, I thankfully wasn't. And everything I bought was there ... But seriously, I wasn't in any mood to go back to the grocery store ... So now this bag of food is sitting on my kitchen counter. Do I return it? What responsibility to society do I have to return these groceries? There's no receipt indicating the proper grocery item owner. Could the grocery store even find out who these belong to? What steps would they even take? These are the sorts of questions I am askmetafiltering you. The second dilemma is that the bag has some toiletry items in it that I'd just feel silly or embarrassed about returning. In fact there's no way I could keep a straight face returning them. And there's also some nice looking organic juice in there that I wouldn't mind drinking. Questions are, do I return the bag? Throw it away after drinking the juice? Donate the toiletries to Goodwill? Post fliers around town with the word FOUND - BAG OF GROCERIES with a phone #? I mean, wtf? And also, have any of you ever gotten home to realize you're missing a bag of groceries? Or found yourself in a situation like I am in now with a bag of groceries not my own? Thank you for your thoughts.
posted by Peter H on May 9, 2005 - 57 answers

Canadian Travel Agent's legal responsibility

Can a travel agent be held legally responsible for costs incurred due to providing incorrect information? When our plane was delayed (and despite what the airlines told us), we spent an additional (unplanned) $1600 to make a connecting flight on the recommendation of our travel agent. [more inside]
posted by Bearman on Feb 22, 2005 - 6 answers

I'm about to be a father for an unplanned child. What should I expect?

What should an unprepared father of an unplanned child be expecting? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on Sep 19, 2004 - 42 answers

Respecting a murder shrine set up on my property, and my property too.

So, a murder happened in front of my house while we were on vacation last week. Now there is a shrine there around my tree about 5 feet from the bottom of my steps and people coming by day and night leaving stuff and lighting candles.

I don't mind the shrine, but how long do I leave that stuff there? How can I get people to not leave candles burning there (I am worried about fire danger.) Am I responsible for disposing of the stuff?

I have some ideas, but would like some suggestions.

Here's a link to the info about the murder.
http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1486~2236893,00.html [more inside]
posted by aacheson on Jul 2, 2004 - 9 answers

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