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Top dog or top dogs?

I have long heard/read that the US has not one but two leaders -- of equal rank --- in any foreign capital, namely the ambassador and the CIA station chief. The NY Times seems to confirm this. Can you point me to other confirmation?
posted by LonnieK on Aug 5, 2014 - 9 answers

From Church to State to Corporation

I suspect this is a huge question with more than one answer, but… It has been decades since I read a book (article?) that laid out a theory of (let’s call them) epochs in civilization where the predominant force governing people’s lives were/are church, then state, then corporations. [more inside]
posted by Short Attention Sp on Jul 13, 2014 - 7 answers

Help with State Laws Website

I've built a website that combines all state constitutions in one place. I want to build another website that puts all state laws in one place. But state laws change much more often than state constitutions. And although states make their laws available online (usually in the form of revised statutes), their word count greatly exceeds the total word count of state constitution. It took six months to build the state constitutions website. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 13, 2014 - 13 answers

Is there an easy way to overlay photos in state-shapes on a US map?

I saw a pinterest item recently: the person took a large US map and cut photos from each state into the shape of the state, then overlayed the photo on the map of the state. The result was a US map with a photo standing in for each state. This was done by cutting photos by hand. Is there an easy way of doing it on the computer?
posted by jefficator on Jun 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Places to eat during motorcycle trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway

A group of us are going to do a motorcycle trip from Guelph, Ontario, Canada to Asheville, NC. I'm hoping I could get some good restaurant stops along the way (vegetation options welcomed!). [more inside]
posted by alvin545 on May 5, 2014 - 8 answers

I Need a Good Search Box

I have a website that has 50 pages, each containing the text of a different US state constitution. I want a search box that gives me the option to search all 50 constitutions at once (Entire Site) for all mentions of that term OR lets me search a single constitution (Alabama) for all mentions of that term. The box I'm currently using only allows one result of the term per constitution. So the entire site search give a max of 50 results, and a single state search gives a max of 1 result. And Google Custom Search freezes. Do I have to build one or is one available commercially that I can customize and plug in?
posted by CollectiveMind on Nov 16, 2013 - 6 answers

About State Grants

Do I need to be a resident non profit of a state to be eligible for a grant from that state to do a project about or for that state? Are there general guidelines regarding residency or eligibility requirements all states tend to follow or do I need to dig into each state humanities organization to find out. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Do I need a second set of social media accounts?

I am about to launch a project that I think will get a lot of attention. I have personal/business social media accounts already, but do I need a second set of social media accounts just for this project to keep my personal/business ones from getting cluttered?
posted by CollectiveMind on Sep 28, 2013 - 2 answers

State Constitutions Website

I've made a website to make it easier to access state constitutions. Help me figure out how to reach the people who will be most interested.
posted by CollectiveMind on Sep 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Newly renewed New York State Drivers License expires in 1 year?!

I just moved back home to New York from California. I renewed my NY state drivers license online and received it in the mail today. However, it expires in 1 year on my birthday. Why does it expire so soon? I don't get it. My family members license don't expire for another 4+ years.
posted by Wanderer7 on Sep 3, 2013 - 4 answers

California Taxes--what do they want from me??

So I am paying my California taxes using CalFile (their free online filing website at webapp.ftp.ca.gov). I get a few questions in, and then I get to the "Payments" section, with these 4 questions that make no sense to me. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Apr 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Looking for ONE up to date contact database on cities and counties in CA

We're doing a project that provides info for business owners on who they should talk to for every city and county in California for local permits and regs. Aside from calling each and every one to get their updated info, is there any OTHER way to do it? Isn't there someone who does this for local government the way that other services do for specific industries? We're willing to pay for it, we just don't know WHO to pay. Thoughts?
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Playing my part in making life for fellow LGBT countryfolk bearable.

The State-sanctioned homophobia and transphobia in Malaysia, my country of origin, is breaking my heart. What can I do as a currently overseas citizen to make things better for my fellow LGBT folk back in Malaysia, particularly in raising awareness of the issue internationally? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 5, 2013 - 5 answers

What address to use when you are traveling with no fixed address

I moved out of my apartment and want to travel and work remotely most of the year before taking a new apartment. My problem is that I don't have a fixed address in the meantime. My mail is forwarded to my parents outside the US (working very well), but I need an address to use with the IRS/Licence bureau/bank, etc. Could I boldly use my previous address even if I moved out? Can I use the foreign address with the government and the state without getting in trouble? Could I still be a resident of my state even if my mailing address is abroad? Could I use a P.O. Box? Some other service? What if I lengthen my absence from my state, at which point do I cease to be a resident of that state? (I'm a US citizen and a tourist in the countries I'm traveling to). I can use some heads up!
posted by kirsti on Jan 22, 2013 - 10 answers

What does it mean to be a Commonwealth state?

Can somebody please explain to me in very basic terms (as if I were a 5 year old) the difference between a "Commonwealth state" and a state in the United States? I have Googled this question and still don't understand the difference.
posted by Coffee Bean on Dec 26, 2012 - 16 answers

This isn't "lobbying," is it?

One off my clients wants the government as (his or her) customer. Does my client need a lobbyist? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Nov 13, 2012 - 8 answers

states borrowing money from who?

My state, like many, has referendum on our ballot requesting permission to borrow money. Where does the money come from? [more inside]
posted by Librarygeek on Oct 28, 2012 - 10 answers

New York State Sales Tax headaches for a clothing retailer

How do you handle the labyrinth of New York State sales tax? I'm launching an online business that sells goods (some clothes, some non-clothes). We're located in New York State. We need to collect tax in New York State... gorey details inside. [more inside]
posted by Muffy on Oct 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Civilian Review Committees for Federal Employee Decisions

How does the idea of a civilian review board for previewing the firing and disciplinary actions of federal managers against civilian employees sound? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Sep 7, 2012 - 7 answers

What are the best state parks in Western Washington?

Best state parks in Western Washington state? What should not be missed? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jul 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me help pass a bill from afar!

Woah! A state senate bill, coming up for a vote next week in a state other than mine, would set a unique precedent that's extremely important for my family. Tell me everything I can do to help this bill from afar. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Jul 3, 2012 - 12 answers

What should I ask the former director of my first choice nursing program?

What should I ask the former director of my first choice nursing program? [more inside]
posted by efsrous on Apr 25, 2012 - 2 answers

I don't know anything about their race, history, or culture, but I'm sure they stand for everything we stand against.

Oddball American history question: Who was the worst Secretary of State? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Apr 10, 2012 - 11 answers

I Don't Need a Law to Be Safe!

I am trying to find the actual law which states that infants younger than one year old and under 20 pounds need to be in a rear-facing car seat in Minnesota. Not only can I not find the actual law, but I am getting conflicting information on .gov and .org websites. My research trail inside... [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Collecting out-of-state unemployment while living in New York

If I collected California unemployment benefits while living in New York, do I have to pay taxes to New York? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Mar 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Iowa State or Marquette University?

I've gotten my college picks down to Marquette University or Iowa State University. I can't decide where I want to go, several variables to consider...HELP!!! [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Mar 5, 2012 - 23 answers

Primary residence NH MA

I am currently living with my parents in NH.I just moved here from NJ. My job will be in MA. I just bought a car in NH and will be registering it here tomorrow. I plan to eventually (less than 6 months in the future, this question might come up) rent a place near Boston in order to be closer to work on days I might have to work late and to be able to socialize and party in a more urban area without driving sometimes on weekends or weekdays. It seems that if I make this future dwelling my primary residence, in MA, I will have to pay a bunch of money on car sales tax and registration conversion. I will be spending a few days (3 maybe) a week at my parents place anyway. Is there any legal way to keep this address in NH as my primary residence, while being able to also rent a place in Somerville or Cambridge and park there? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Mar 1, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me buy a car!

Car buying out of state: I have a NJ license, am staying with my parents for a while in NH, but my job will be in MA and I intend to also live there eventually. I need to buy a car to commute to work ASAP. I haven't had a car in 4 years. What is the best way to proceed in this situation, i.e., should I get a NH license right now, buy the car in MA with my NJ license, no idea. Will the dealer provide temporary tags and insurance, if so, for how long? I changed my address with the post office but I still own an apartment in NJ and I don't want to start paying rent ( and moving to MA) until that sells, which might take over a month.
posted by spacefire on Feb 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Does the tax man keep your money if you overpay?

If you pay estimated taxes and then end up not owing those taxes, do you get them back? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Dec 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Negotiating state employee compensation?

How do I negotiate compensation for a state position? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Oct 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Academic Sources on Community Broadband needed

Can anyone help me find academic or empirical sources to reference/cite in a law paper about state laws that prohibit local communities from building their own broadband networks? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Oct 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Oldest ruler ever?

Anybody know who the oldest king/ruler of a country has been throughout history? [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Sep 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Do I need to keep my car registered if I want to only insure it but not use it?

I work overseas, and my car is in storage in NC, but it doesn't get used so I figured I can keep it insured but turn the plates in since I want to claim TX as my residence state (have a TX drivers license, registered to vote and my mail goes there etc.) - do i have to have my car registered if i want to insure it but not use it?
posted by bbhart113 on Aug 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Does The Uk Recognize US state-level Same Sex Marriages

I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk on Jul 20, 2011 - 27 answers

Is it worth forming an LLC and in which state?

I'd been wanting to form a corporaton for a long time. So many benefits it seems:
  • track business expenses for income-tax deductions
  • protect assets against law-suits
  • gain credibility for certain transactions
  • privacy
  • But all the gory details are getting me down... [more inside]
    posted by markhu on Jul 18, 2011 - 20 answers

    But at least I'm not from...

    You're a resident of (U.S.) state X; which of your neighboring states would the average resident consider "beneath" your own? (No really, I'm going somewhere with this.) [more inside]
    posted by MsMolly on Jun 27, 2011 - 297 answers

    My money is apparently no good for the GSP

    I traveled on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey recently. The exit toll booth had only "EZ Pass Only" and "Exact Change" lanes open when I exited. The "Cash/Receipt" lane was closed off with traffic cones. I did not have EZ Pass and only had paper bills, not coins, in the car. All of the booths were unattended. I saw no choice but to run through the "Exact Change" booth without paying the toll. Now what? [more inside]
    posted by de void on Jun 27, 2011 - 11 answers

    How to move a LLC out of state?

    We're moving our tiny LLC to a new state. How Do? [more inside]
    posted by cheap paper on Jun 2, 2011 - 2 answers

    How do I do the smog test to register my California car out of state?

    For the California folks: I go to school out of state, and I accidentally let my vehicle registration expire. I'm trying to figure out how I can get it done quickly and remotely. My primary concern is the smog test - I'm due for one this year. Searching the internet has given me mixed responses, with some saying you have to go back to CA to get smog tests, and others saying you can waive it in absentia. I need to drive as soon as possible, so I'd really appreciate a prompt response! Thanks!
    posted by howgenerica on May 30, 2011 - 5 answers

    Critical constants by simulation.

    I am wondering if there are generally accepted ways of getting the critical constants (acentric factor, critical pressure and temperature) of a substance from a simulation of some sort (i.e. quantum chemistry) [more inside]
    posted by selenized on Apr 12, 2011 - 3 answers

    Does one have any recourse against a New York State income execution for taxes

    Does one have any recourse against a New York State income execution for taxes? Can the person get it reduced or fight in any way? [more inside]
    posted by StUdIoGeEk on Mar 29, 2011 - 6 answers

    Help me find the Latin phrase describing my position on a religion/government issue...

    Government/History/Religion question: is there a Latin phrase for a doctrine of belief in secular government (vs. theocracy or other religious governments) amongst a plurality of beliefs? [more inside]
    posted by brownrd on Feb 26, 2011 - 11 answers

    Do I have to file state tax just because my company is based there?

    State Tax Question: I live in Florida (no state tax) full-time, year round; the company I work for is based in North Carolina (state tax); I work in Florida in a home office set up by the company (co-workers home) year-round. NC State Tax is being deducted from my paycheck; is this correct? [more inside]
    posted by MrBCID on Jan 30, 2011 - 9 answers

    Name that state

    I need a pseudonym for a state. [more inside]
    posted by enlarged to show texture on Jan 16, 2011 - 40 answers

    Why do I owe $400 in state taxes?

    StateTaxFilter: Last year I owed the state $3. This year I seem to owe the state over $400. Could this be an error, and, if not, why do I owe so much? [more inside]
    posted by fignewton on Jan 11, 2011 - 7 answers

    What a wreck! No-fault state = no rights for basic compensation?

    Help me make sense of no-fault state car insurance shenanigans! Covered person's insurance company not really proactive or informative. Other driver's insurance company dragging heels and giving the run-around.. [more inside]
    posted by loquat on Nov 15, 2010 - 3 answers

    Cutting a tree on public land?

    I've always wanted to cut my own Christmas tree....on public land. Legally. How do I find out whether and where I can do this? [more inside]
    posted by Miko on Nov 11, 2010 - 11 answers

    Cheapest way to get someone across the country?

    We have a friend who, through a series of bad decisions, ended up stranded in Florida with no income stream. We're trying to help her figure out the cheapest way to move within a month. [more inside]
    posted by ®@ on Sep 25, 2010 - 11 answers

    What has your president done for you lately?

    May I have a list of President Obama's achievements since he came into office? [more inside]
    posted by captainsohler on Sep 24, 2010 - 7 answers

    Can we be legally married twice in two different states?

    What will happen if a man and a woman submit marriage licenses in two separate states less than a year apart? Specifically, if they get married by a judge in Washington state, then ~1 year later get married by a pastor in Wisconsin and in order to avoid having all parties involved know about the WA wedding, sign another marriage license and have it submitted to the state of WI? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 49 answers

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