The US military follows a time honored tradition of retiring and destroying damaged US flags. That protocol is outlined in US Code, Title 4, Chapter 1 which (link) outlines the disposing of such flags in a manner that shows respect for the flag and the service it has provided. Yet, I frequently see people flying very damaged flags in very prominent locations. [more inside]
I need a 20 euro money order to get some documents from Portugal. How can I get this in the United States? [more inside]
As of this writing, North Korea has had two Internet outages in 48 hours. A lot of people seem to watch when Internet service goes down for countries and companies. But I don't recall anyone saying North Korea's Internet had gone down until within the last couple of days. Has anyone reported North Korea's Internet going down in the past?
Besides during the high profile civil rights period in the South, has there ever been any suspicions as to whether police in any of America's police forces "disappeared" anyone?
The sites I've seen are all restrictive to certain states and areas while I want to check the whole country. Any ideas? Thanks.
Where can I find statistics of black officers who have used lethal force against black people.
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."
my associate in China wants his daughter to study in the US, learn better English, etc. She's only 15, speaks just okay English (not great).... He wants her to study here at a high school.... but i think it will have to be a private high school... and she will have to live at the school & be supervised... Can anyone help me determine what is involved ? Does she get a foreign student temporary Visa (or something like that) ? Also, he (& I) know nothing about this process.... so i think in terms of location, anything will do.... I need to provide him with choices, locations, costs, what accommodations they can offer, etc. If you need more info., please feel free to ask... one problem about my (& his) position is because we are 'ignorant' about this whole matter, we're not even positive about what the right questions are....
I've used AskMeFi for travel advice before and it's been invaluable. This time I'm planning a road trip from Gainesville, FL to Austin, TX around Halloween to coincide with a music festival I attend each year. I've been to the United States (NYC, San Francisco, and the Pacific Northwest) many times but never to the south – with the exception of Florida if that counts. Do you have any suggestions, places to definitely see, places to definitely avoid? More below if useful... [more inside]
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.
How much in-house print and/or photocopy production can federal offices perform without violating 44 USC § 501? [more inside]
US readers: Is there a good film about your city or state? [more inside]
The US and Israel, according to all accounts, are behind the Stuxnet and Flame worms. Does the creation and deployment of these cyber espionage worms violate any treaties or international law? Does the creation and deployment of these worms violate any existing domestic law? [more inside]
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]
[MathFilter] How many people were alive in the U.S. between 1974 and 2004? [more inside]
Are there any home exchange websites specifically for rustic cabin-type dwellings? Looking to swap my place in Spain for something in the states. [more inside]
Help an American citizen with British income tax on book royalties. [more inside]
Please help me identify the most physically remote areas of the continental United States of America.
I need your assistance in helping identify the most physically remote areas of the lower 48 that have towns and a population. Examples might be Appalachia, northern Maine, west Texas, the Oregon desert, but specific towns, general areas, personal anecdotes, histories or even hearsay would be appreciated.
Is there a site that lists ALL of the names of U.S. military service personal casualties from all wars/conflicts/etc? [more inside]
Can anyone explain to me the reason why the pay for members of the United States Congress is paid by the federal government and not their respective states? Was such a system ever considered and rejected and, if so, why? I recognize that the offices are federal, but their ties to their state is the very reason they are there. Wouldn't state legislatures want that control or were they happy to dump the costs onto the federal government? This seems like something that would have been debated very early in our history yet I can't find any info on it. Thanks.
I'm looking for a place to live in the U.S. that is a) relatively affordable (compared to Los Angeles), b) does not require a car to get around and c) does not suffer from sky-high unemployment. Does such a place exist?
How would you illustrate the U.S. public debt of $14 trillion in a concrete way? [more inside]
American cooking : If someone from Europe was your guest, someone with a sweet tooth, and you really wanted to treat that person to a special dish representing a genuine sample of your State's cooking, what would it be ? [more inside]
I'm going to take a six week vacation, and I want to tour the United States. I'm based in Los Angeles, and I have a reliable car. I am familiar with most parts of the western and southern U.S., but I've never been to New England. I want to do this late summer (say, mid-August through mid to late September, but this is flexible). How can I make the most of the trip? What are the must-sees? Must-haves for the trip? Any tips for the road?
US travel visa filter - Canadian musicians travelling and performing in the United States, but not getting paid. Do we still require a visa? [more inside]
What could be taking my parcels from the USA such a long time to arrive here in Canada? [more inside]
Should I give up my Chinese citizenship for a US one? If so, any tips or advice on going about it? Details and background inside. [more inside]
Why would they want that!? How do I ship beer from the US to Canada? [more inside]
i'd really like to learn more about the philosophy that seems to drive the "other half" of the united states. but i react badly to fox news and conservative talk radio. help me find a conservative writer or speaker i can trust and respect. [more inside]
A Canadian friend just got accepted to an American grad school (Chicago) for a 5 year Ph.D program. He'll have funding, but how would his equally Canadian wife make a living in the U.S.? Getting the basic information is not as easy as they expected. What's the skinny? [more inside]
WeightWatchers Canada vs WeightWatchers United States -- is there a difference, besides price, for the online version? [more inside]
Where can I buy jeans in Los Angeles that are made in the USA? [more inside]
Where can I find a state-by-state breakdown of deaths in the 1918 flu pandemic in the US? [more inside]
Where can I find a list of foods that originated in the United States? [more inside]
Where can my sister watch the election returns in Dublin? [more inside]
Does America's religious history have a parallel in England? Give me the details. [more inside]
I'm in Canada, and I need to send some computers to our office in the U.S.A. (Vermont, to be more specific). Will the hardware be inspected by customs or other security as it crosses the border? [more inside]
Can I, having been born in the US to a British citizen before 1983, attain dual citizenship? [more inside]
where should I go in the lower 48, and what should I do when I get there? [more inside]
Where can I find a free, vector map of the United States, with outlined states? [more inside]
Am I, a nonresident alien who is a "US resident for tax purposes", going to get the $600 US tax rebate check in 2008? [more inside]
Where would you visit in the lower 48 during the month of MARCH for a long weekend? Through an airline bungle, I have two tickets to use. The whole trip will be 4-5 days. What events, conferences, shows, etc. are going on in MARCH that you would love to travel for? Alternatively, we could just do great "get away" spot that doesn't cost a fortune. Take me off the beaten path, folks. Show me the way. Background re ticketholders: He is an Apple geek engineer with a Pruis, she is an art/history buff and foodie that works in the legal field. Both live in Northern California.
Help my Japanese friend find a job in the US! [more inside]
how many americans have died under individual U.S. presidents? (as a result of their actions, aka war - not natural causes)
how many americans have died under individual U.S. presidents? (as a result of their actions, aka war - not natural causes) [more inside]
Lawfilter: Is there any actual law requiring Dual (US/Other) citizens to enter the United States as US citizens? [more inside]
I know ex-Presidents of the USA are still referred to as 'President' (presumably a courtesy term), so would a plane carrying a deceased ex-president still be referred to as 'Air Force One'?
Why do children in the United States perform so poorly in math? [more inside]
Two seemingly unrelated design/illustration questions: 1. What are some of the fonts that have associated with soft drink companies have used over the years? I realize those logos are hand-drawn, but some, like that for New Coke, seem to have clear typeface antecedents. 2. Where can I find vector-based maps of various states? Specifically, North Dakota. [more inside]
When the United States gets involved in litigation before the International Court of Justice, who makes all of the relevant litigation decisions? [more inside]
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