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."
posted by Nicholas Geary
on Apr 14, 2014 -
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....
posted by foodybat
on Nov 5, 2013 -
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]
posted by stackhaus23
on Apr 15, 2013 -
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 -
How much in-house print and/or photocopy production can federal offices perform without violating 44 USC § 501? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian
on Aug 14, 2012 -
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]
posted by to sir with millipedes
on Jun 21, 2012 -
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]
posted by maca
on Mar 16, 2012 -
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.
posted by lstanley
on Nov 17, 2011 -
Is there a site that lists ALL of the names of U.S. military service personal casualties from all wars/conflicts/etc? [more inside]
posted by jca
on Aug 2, 2011 -
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.
posted by Jamesonian
on Jul 7, 2011 -
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?
posted by allseeingabstract
on May 3, 2011 -
How would you illustrate the U.S. public debt of $14 trillion in a concrete way? [more inside]
posted by keijo
on Apr 26, 2011 -
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]
posted by nicolin
on Apr 14, 2011 -
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?
posted by allseeingabstract
on Apr 6, 2011 -
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]
posted by breakfast!
on Jan 17, 2011 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 25, 2010 -
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]
posted by phoeniciansailor
on Feb 21, 2010 -
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]
posted by Beardman
on Jan 29, 2010 -
WeightWatchers Canada vs WeightWatchers United States -- is there a difference, besides price, for the online version? [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Nov 13, 2009 -
Where can I find a state-by-state breakdown of deaths in the 1918 flu pandemic in the US? [more inside]
posted by elder18
on Apr 14, 2009 -
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]
posted by danwalker
on Jun 25, 2008 -
Where can I find a free, vector map of the United States, with outlined states? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Am I, a nonresident alien who is a "US resident for tax purposes", going to get the $600 US tax rebate check in 2008?
posted by tabulem
on Jan 24, 2008 -
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.
posted by ohjustsayso
on Jan 22, 2008 -
how many americans have died under individual U.S. presidents? (as a result of their actions, aka war - not natural causes) [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Aug 9, 2007 -
Lawfilter: Is there any actual law requiring Dual (US/Other) citizens to enter the United States as US citizens? [more inside]
posted by newatom
on Jun 19, 2007 -
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'?
posted by timpollard
on Jan 2, 2007 -
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]
posted by blueshammer
on Feb 25, 2006 -
When the United States gets involved in litigation before the International Court of Justice, who makes all of the relevant litigation decisions? [more inside]
posted by willbaude
on Jun 21, 2005 -
Are there any good resources for searching United States Supreme Court Cases by which law was being challanged? Has the SC ever said a law banning interracial marriage is unconstitutional and on what grounds? (Hopefully an answers to the first question would allow me to answer the second on my own.)
posted by Apoch
on Aug 11, 2004 -
How many Generals or Admirals, 1-4 star, are in the US armed forces
posted by brent
on Mar 24, 2004 -