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]
DualCitizenshipFilter: Looking for anecdotes and advice about travelling between the US & Canada, as a citizen of both. [more inside]
Why is the U.S. allowed to have a debt of $8,681,815,012,958.68 (according to the U.S. National Debt Clock)? [more inside]
Anyone have any suggestions for insightful, well-written books on the history of U.S. foreign relations?
How to live in Canada, work remotely in the USA in one easy step? [more inside]
Could the United States be expelled from NATO for refusing to abide by the Geneva Conventions?
PropertyFilter: Can a non-resident own a home in the United States? [more inside]
If I am separated from booze, the terrorists have won. [more inside]
Security Clearance/Foreign Service-filter: I'm thinking of a career in the Foreign Service when I get out of college (T-minus 4 years), which I am just now entering. While metafilter has had questions about this before, but my situation is am bit different (so I'm hoping the Foreign Service mefites from those threads can chime in). The most important distinction is that I'm looking to be a Security Engineering Officer, or in some other sort of engineering related role (which falls under "Management" I believe) not a diplomat. Much more after the jump... [more inside]
How much autonomy do States in the United states in structuring their government? [more inside]
Good resources - print, online - on the experience of Somali immigrants to the United States? [more inside]
How do I teach 10 or so Indonesian academics and postgraduate students how to "ace" their US Embassy visa interviews and "prep" for life in the US? Personal experiences with the US immigration process? What are some interview strategies you can pass on to my students? [more inside]
I have some questions about dual citizenship (U.S.-Indian). [more inside]
What is the correct form of address for a retired vice admiral in the United Stated Navy? [more inside]
What percentage of the world's natural resources does the united states use? [more inside]
A few years ago, I ignored a summons to jury duty (U.S. District Court, if that's relevant). I didn't intentionally shirk my civic duty. I just completely forgot to deal with it promptly. Am I in a lot of trouble? What's the best way to handle this responsibly and avoid any unpleasant surprises?
If the United States of America becomes a despotism, what sort of despotism might it be, and by what steps might we arrive there? [more inside]
I understand that if the dollar collapses prices Americans pay for foreign goods rise, but I am wondering what other little and big consequences of a falling dollar are? What will life be like in a collapsing dollar environment? [more inside]
What sort of guns (by model) were issued to United States soldiers in the first world war? Smaller guns in particular.
Some "Threat Level" questions: do countries have a similar system? Are other countries planning to implement such a system? Also, is the American system based on an existing model? I'm not so interested in the threat aspect of it as much as I'm interested in learning where the color-coded system originated and if it's being borrowed. This version, I'm certain, was a later iteration.
Moving from the US to Brazil- what to bring and how to send it! [more, natch] [more inside]