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September 27

Lithuanian dual citizenship: have you done this?

Are you someone who is descended from people who left Lithuania prior to 1941 who has obtained Lithuanian dual citizenship? If so, tell me more! Did you do the paperwork (in Lithuanian) yourself or did you use a service? How long did it take?
posted by rednikki at 4:14 PM - 4 answers

September 25

Any way to register for the November LSAT?

I just went to register for the November LSAT and it seems the deadline was September 23rd (screenshot). I was under the weather with covid for two weeks and missed this. Any ideas about anything I can do to register for the November test date?
posted by davidstandaford at 1:03 PM - 4 answers

What states have medical prescribing reciprocity with New York State?

I have to move to a state that has medical reciprocity with New York State. I cannot find the list and my doctor hasn't been responsive, but. he says there are 30+ states. My doctor needs to be able to see what medications I am getting in his office in New York State, while I move somewhere more affordable. I'm currently in Oregon, but they don't have reciprocity with NYS, but Washington State does. How can I find the list of all the states that share medical information, including prescriptions, with New York State? The doctor says over 30 states are on that list. I need this so I can figure out where I can move.
posted by Kombucha3452 at 11:16 AM - 7 answers

September 23

Cop job. Job some cops

What side jobs do cops most commonly have? [more inside]
posted by michaelh at 10:12 PM - 8 answers

September 21

How can drafts be so wrong (or are they "too" right)?

The CDC has announced that recently released draft guidance of covid-19 mistakenly says the virus is airborne. The president told Bob Woodward that it was. And there have been numerous news stories that six feet may not be a wide enough distance between virus spreaders and potential infectees because particles may stay suspended in the air. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind at 3:05 PM - 15 answers

US Citizenship/ N400 Early Filing Question

I've had a green card since 2013. In 2015 I left the US for 6 months, returning Dec 1st - so I'll have been in the US continually for 5 years this Dec. I'd like apply for citizenship, and file early, because the application cost is almost doubling on Oct 2nd, but I can't find a field in the N400 form which allows me to specify my file date as Dec 1st 2020. How do I say, "I'm filing now, but I'm not eligible until Dec 1st" - or am I missing something?
posted by my log does not judge at 8:08 AM - 7 answers

September 20

Donating directly to candidates vs. donating to DSCC

I have a small amount of money that I'd like to donate to help Democratic candidates running for the US Senate. What's the most effective way to do this? [more inside]
posted by akk2014 at 11:24 AM - 12 answers

September 19

What happens to the medicaid expansion when the ACA goes down?

I have a near relative who is a single working age adult who is functionally disabled but does not qualify for disability and who has several expensive lifelong medical conditions. What is likely to happen to the medicaid expansion when the ACA is shut down?
posted by Frowner at 7:41 AM - 2 answers

September 18

Help me strategize US political donations

I found Maciej Cegłowski's guide to effective political giving to be persuasive, helpful, and inspiring. I'm planning on following the basic recommendation to donate to state level candidates in swing states as the best way to help GOTV to defeat Trump. The states that make sense to me to donate to are Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Michigan (because the first two seem most likely to be crucial to the election and the last is where I grew up). [more inside]
posted by overglow at 2:43 PM - 4 answers

Tax headache not worth the tax "relief"

I am looking for USA tax information re: Covid Pay and also payroll tax stuff. [more inside]
posted by aetg at 2:38 PM - 1 answers

September 17

Italian Citizenship Services

I believe I qualify for Italian citizenship through ancestry. Several relatives and I would like to pool our money to hire an agent to get the required documents, translate them, and deliver them to our respective consulates in the US. Does anyone have any recommendations for where to start? [more inside]
posted by ldjflut at 11:27 PM - 3 answers

September 16

Replacement for fivethirtyeight.com U.S. House/Senate forecast data?

For the 2018 U.S. midterm elections I used (I think) fivethirtyeight.com as a starting point for research on House/Senate elections to target donations. The site that I used had certain characteristics: it covered House/Senate/Governorships, it was easy to find close races and how close they were / how they leaned, and it was based on a broad bi-partisan aggregation of polling and statistical information rather than coming from a single organization. I thought that it was fivethirtyeight, but I don't see it there this time. Does anyone have a good site that fits these criteria?
posted by madmethods at 6:52 PM - 12 answers

Is it ok (ethical?) to live in China long-term?

It's an authoritarian country engaging in cultural genocide. But on the other hand...I'm an American, so...heh. Trying to parse how much responsibility I have to take these things into account when figuring out what country to live in, because on the small-scale, my wife and I are quite happy here. [more inside]
posted by wooh at 7:08 AM - 18 answers

Who can I pay to help a needy relative secure low-income housing in LA?

Hi there. I have a relative with no immediate family who is in dire financial straits, and has some cognitive disability/delays. She got an offer from low-income subsidized housing through the LA government after being on he waitlist for several months and needs some help moving through the extensive vetting process. I'm burned out and far away. She has a complicated past and doesn't doesn't understand her rights on several issues. Who can I pay to help her with this? A lawyer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:47 AM - 4 answers

How does babby prenup?

We're planning on getting married in the near future and think we'd like to set up a prenuptial agreement. How much prenup and lawyer do we actually need? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:47 AM - 15 answers

September 15

Sudden Death of Parent...Nobody Know Who the Trustee Is

My Dad died unexpectedly leaving quite a bit of unfinished business. How do I find out if or where his trust or will is so I can pick up and care of his property for the family etc? [more inside]
posted by snsranch at 4:38 PM - 11 answers

September 14

Residency requirement for California attorneys

Does the California bar require that an attorney either reside in California or have an office in-state when providing legal advice to California residents? [more inside]
posted by kinoeye at 8:51 PM - 2 answers

September 13

Unfucking Ratfucked Florida Voting Disenfranchisement with $$

Anywhere up to 85,000 voters have just been re-disenfranchised by a court-decision in state of Florida. What can be done to help unfuck this? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia at 7:53 PM - 17 answers

September 12

Canada immigration: best pathway for USA to BC?

Help a US citizen with a Canadian/USA dual citizen spouse navigate the permanent residency process. We live and work in Oregon and are trying to determine whether the spousal PR path or a skilled worker program like Express Entry BC is our best bet. Details below: [more inside]
posted by a halcyon day at 5:44 PM - 7 answers

September 9

Covid-19 Federal Assistance

This morning, CBS Moneywatch said 9-million people have not gotten the government assistance money set aside for them as a result of covid-19. They weren't talking about business help. CBS Moneywatch said potential recipients have an October 15th 2020 deadline but it also said those people had not filed a 2019 tax return. I have been unemployed and not filed a return for two years but did this year Am I eligible to receive that assistance, and if so, how?
posted by CollectiveMind at 6:35 AM - 7 answers

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