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Help me bill via PayPal, across continents?

Europeans using PayPal to bill customers in the U.S. or U.K., can you help me? I want to bill for services using PayPal, and then transfer the money to my Greek bank account. Greece uses the Euro. I'd like to bill in dollars for my U.S. clients, but I'm a PayPal newbie as far as receiving funds is concerned. Is there something that I should know about fees or ... um ... anything, really. I don't even know what I don't know! Any tips/advice will be helpful; don't assume it's too minor. :)
posted by taz on Aug 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for a comfortable green bed in the US

My wife and I are looking for an environmentally friendly queen-sized bed, ideally from the US to cut down on shipping costs/impacts. Also, what's the best thing to do with an old bed? Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Must-See Scenic Drives and Attractions Driving West from Cincinnati to Seattle

What are some must-see scenic drives and attractions to be found on a one-way roadtrip West from Cincinnati, OH to Seattle, WA. Mid-40s opposite-sex couple who love photography, don't like hiking very much but appreciate a good hot spring, and are what you would call "foodies". We're thinking about the Badlands and Black Hills, but what else? Also, what stretches of road can we avoid to stave off boredom, and where should we drive instead of them? We can go a bit out of our way, but would like to be back at our jobs within a week.
posted by matildaben on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Spartan, tech-oriented, late-twentyish couple seeks relocation!

Spartan, tech-oriented, late-twentyish couple seeks relocation! Where should we move? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Jul 29, 2010 - 41 answers

The downfall of the United States.

In what way(s) might the United States cease to be, how likely are those scenarios, and what would happen as a result? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jul 7, 2010 - 35 answers

Do you visit the United States when you visit Hawaii?

Broadly speaking (internationally) is Hawaii synonymous with the United States of America? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Jun 1, 2010 - 32 answers

Biography on William Henry Harrison?

Can anyone recommend a good biography of United States president William Henry Harrison? [more inside]
posted by GatorFan2000 on Apr 15, 2010 - 6 answers

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think

Socialism. I keep hearing this word in regards to our current health care reform. I'm fairly sure most of the people I know don't really know what it actually means (my mother, for example) - I'm not even sure I know anymore. Are there already socialized programs in the US and, if so, please give me examples I can share?
posted by _paegan_ on Mar 22, 2010 - 28 answers

What happened on C-Span earlier this afternoon re: health care?

What just happened on C-Span? There was some health care related vote. What exactly did that vote decide? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Mar 21, 2010 - 10 answers

What did the blind slaves do?

In the U.S. slavery system, how did blind slaves work?
posted by coizero on Feb 15, 2010 - 10 answers

What must I do to teach in the US?

Hypothetically what if I, a New Zealander who has just graduated in New Zealand with a Bachelor's degree in teaching at primary/elementary level, wanted to teach elementary school in the US? What would I need to prove and do? [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Jan 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Secret Canadian

Are there any two countries in the world that are as linguistically and culturally similar as the United States and [Anglophone] Canada? [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Jan 3, 2010 - 52 answers

All I want for Christmas is my yum smoked meat.

I'm traveling to Dallas on Northwest Airlines from Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport tomorrow morning. I just bought three pounds of smoked meat that is NOT shrink wrapped. Can I take it? Can I carry it on? [more inside]
posted by nosila on Dec 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Which US government programs are managed well and why?

What are the best well-written and scholarly (read: thoughtful and well-researched, not partisan or propagandistic) books or reports on which US government programs are managed effectively and which poorly, and why?
posted by shivohum on Dec 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Aerial Maps of the United States

Is there a list of good US aerial maps, on government websites, by state? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Nov 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Roaches in buildings

Are there roaches in every U.S. building? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Nov 1, 2009 - 29 answers

Hey, can I Yelp your faction?

Where to find upcoming protests in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Oct 13, 2009 - 5 answers

How destructive are current U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals relative to their maximum levels?

How destructive are current U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals relative to their maximum levels? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Sep 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Where to go for a Humble Retirement

In twenty-five years i'll be retiring with my minimal social security benefits and medicare to keep me briefly going. I've got no savings right now, but I'm almost done paying my debts. I rent. I want somewhere tiny, a bungalow with a kitchen, perhaps a tiny garden, stonking bandwidth, maybe near a lake, maybe near a wood, but really not so much. I just want to whittle sticks, greet neighbours, not climb stairs, and hack on code. I don't mind renting again until i die. Where should I move in the US, and when? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Am I technically a Malaysian citizen?

Help me solve a mystery about myself: Am I an unknowing citizen of Malaysia? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Welcome to the Land of Opportunity! ...Or, at least, the Land of Hotdogs.

My British step-father has just become a US citizen. Given this, what would be a good way for us to celebrate the 4th of July? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Jun 16, 2009 - 20 answers

Road trip through Western US

What is there to see on I-80 in the Western US? [more inside]
posted by donajo on Jun 9, 2009 - 27 answers

What do you get when you become a US citizen?

Is there some kind of... "welcome to US Citizenship" gift basket? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Mar 22, 2009 - 10 answers

How does a consumer-based economy generate wealth?

Economics newb asks: how does a consumer-based economy generate wealth? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Feb 11, 2009 - 17 answers

How much US land is controlled by foreign states?

How much US land does not fall under the jurisdiction of US laws? Diplomatic missions such as embassies and consulates enjoy extraterritoriality, as do military bases. Is there any kind of accounting of how much land those places take up? [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Feb 11, 2009 - 12 answers

I say he's crazy; therefore, he must go through an evaluation.

Australian (and U.S.) Mental Health/Legal Filter. Can you just go and talk your GP into having someone put through a psychiatric evaluation? [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Feb 1, 2009 - 14 answers

What brand of clothing should I send to my pen pal in Scotland?

What brand of clothing should I send to my pen pal in Scotland? [more inside]
posted by kindachris on Dec 22, 2008 - 28 answers

How Does My American System Work?

I'm looking for a good book that will help me learn more about how the American government actually works. Specifically, how lobbyists influence Congress, how House committees work, etc. Now that a new administration (that I'm really happy about) is coming in, I want to really understand what's happening in Washington (or at least how its worked in the past).
posted by minicloud on Nov 22, 2008 - 15 answers

Looking for a historical US atlas

Can you recommend a good historical atlas of the United States? [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Nov 3, 2008 - 1 answer

Move this Aussie from down under to up yonder.

Immigration Law! Help me get my bagged Aussie into the U.S. and A. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Oct 26, 2008 - 14 answers

So, when will we know who won this thing, eh?

How does projecting the winner of the US presidential election work? And what is the earliest time at which the election may be called? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Oct 15, 2008 - 23 answers

How many states have nuclear bans?

How many US states have bans on the construction of new nuclear power plants? [more inside]
posted by aaronetc on Oct 3, 2008 - 6 answers

I really don't want to take it all with me.

What is the most secure and cost effective way to start moving a small number of things to the US from France? [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Aug 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Does Katie Couric get to pick which news item opens the broadcast?

What kind of influence do US network anchors have on the news selection and editing process? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 1, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I become a teacher?

I have several general (and some specific) questions about teaching high school in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2008 - 16 answers

US-election filter: are felons allowed to vote?

US-election filter: are felons allowed to vote? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 5, 2008 - 13 answers

Best Activities to do in Western USA

What really fun, random, and cheap activities can I do with a bus full of thirty 16-year olds thoughout the western USA? [more inside]
posted by benji on Jun 25, 2008 - 14 answers

Travelfilter: When to tip, who to tip and how much to tip?

Ok, so I'm traveling to the States from the UK for the first time and I realise that you guys tip pretty much everyone. So I need to know when to tip, who to tip and how much to tip? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Apr 29, 2008 - 34 answers

Making a run for the Border?

How does the Mexican Border work? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on Mar 4, 2008 - 12 answers

What's a good traffic-enabled GPS navigator?

Lazyweb, I need help choosing an automotive GPS navigation unit for a directionally-challenged relative. It must receive traffic updates, have an ability to remember programmed routes, and be reasonably easy to install and use. [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great on Nov 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Unilateral Presidential power for low-carbon initiatives?

A question about Presidential power -- specifically, for the implementation of carbon reduction initiatives including a cap-and-trade system. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Nov 18, 2007 - 12 answers

ad astra per aspera

What's it like working for NASA these days? What will it be like in 5-10 years? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Nov 9, 2007 - 21 answers

Why do some Japanese TV shows use difficult English phrases instead of Japanese ones?

How is the English language regarded in Japanese culture? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Aug 25, 2007 - 16 answers

Vietnam vs. Cuba

I am an American citizen. If I want to travel to Vietnam, all I need is a valid passport and visa; if I want to travel to Cuba, I either have to sign up for a special tour, be part of some pre-approved humanitarian/scientific/educational group, or be willing to break U.S. law. I know that there are extralegal ways for U.S-ians to travel to Cuba; this is not my main question. [more inside]
posted by rtha on Aug 23, 2007 - 14 answers

Cultural learnings of America for make benefit of self: How can an Asian girl gain some North American experience?

I'm a Malaysian in my mid-twenties looking for non-academic opportunities to live in North America on a short-term basis. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Karcy on Aug 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Percentage of GDP currently and historically spent on luxuries?

Are there any statistics on what portion of the US GDP is now and historically (over the past 100 or 200 years) has been spent on luxury goods? I'll refrain from defining that term and hope that any studies referenced will do the work for me. Any international comparisons would be greatly appreciated as well.
posted by shivohum on Jul 5, 2007 - 2 answers

The state of Canada-US relations 231 yrs ago?

Why did Canada *not* join the American revolution? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Jul 4, 2007 - 22 answers

Are there any current visual fact books about the United States?

Are there any current visual fact books about the United States? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on May 26, 2007 - 2 answers

U.S. tourist ticketed for driving w/o license+insurance. What next, to avoid visa denials in the future?

A friend is in the US on a tourist visa (from a non-visa waiver country). He just got ticketed for driving without a license, without insurance, and with highbeams on. He'll be entering a US university as an undergrad this autumn, for which he'll convert his visa to a student visa. Could these infractions result in his being deported or being denied further visas and, later on, permanent residency status? [more inside]
posted by jbb7 on Apr 22, 2007 - 15 answers

Dual Citizenship & Travel?

DualCitizenshipFilter: Looking for anecdotes and advice about travelling between the US & Canada, as a citizen of both. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Mar 5, 2007 - 19 answers

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