What immigration/visa options are there for an American girlfriend and Canadian boyfriend? [more inside]
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. :)
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]
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.
Spartan, tech-oriented, late-twentyish couple seeks relocation! Where should we move? [more inside]
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]
Broadly speaking (internationally) is Hawaii synonymous with the United States of America? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good biography of United States president William Henry Harrison? [more inside]
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?
What just happened on C-Span? There was some health care related vote. What exactly did that vote decide? [more inside]
In the U.S. slavery system, how did blind slaves work?
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]
Are there any two countries in the world that are as linguistically and culturally similar as the United States and [Anglophone] Canada? [more inside]
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]
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?
Is there a list of good US aerial maps, on government websites, by state? [more inside]
Are there roaches in every U.S. building? [more inside]
Where to find upcoming protests in Los Angeles? [more inside]
How destructive are current U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals relative to their maximum levels? [more inside]
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]
Help me solve a mystery about myself: Am I an unknowing citizen of Malaysia? [more inside]
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]
What is there to see on I-80 in the Western US? [more inside]
Is there some kind of... "welcome to US Citizenship" gift basket? [more inside]
Economics newb asks: how does a consumer-based economy generate wealth? [more inside]
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]
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]
What brand of clothing should I send to my pen pal in Scotland? [more inside]
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).
Can you recommend a good historical atlas of the United States? [more inside]
Immigration Law! Help me get my bagged Aussie into the U.S. and A. [more inside]
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]
How many US states have bans on the construction of new nuclear power plants? [more inside]
What is the most secure and cost effective way to start moving a small number of things to the US from France? [more inside]
What kind of influence do US network anchors have on the news selection and editing process? [more inside]
I have several general (and some specific) questions about teaching high school in the U.S. [more inside]
US-election filter: are felons allowed to vote? [more inside]
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]
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]
How does the Mexican Border work? [more inside]
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]
A question about Presidential power -- specifically, for the implementation of carbon reduction initiatives including a cap-and-trade system. [more inside]
What's it like working for NASA these days? What will it be like in 5-10 years? [more inside]
How is the English language regarded in Japanese culture? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
Why did Canada *not* join the American revolution? [more inside]
Are there any current visual fact books about the United States? [more inside]
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]