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September 15

What are the crimes of Jim Inhofe?

Heya. So I'm involved in something where our opponent is someone whose political experience is very limited, and a large part of its extent is an internship with no less than the questionably honourable senator Jim Inhofe. What has he been up to? Nothing good, I expect. Can you fill me in? [more inside]
posted by Acid Communist at 4:15 AM - 13 answers

September 13

Sex offenders in a clown car

How accurate are the addresses on the sex offender notifications? If the offender is homeless, do they just assign him a real address in the general area? [more inside]
posted by Weeping_angel at 11:31 PM - 7 answers

What am I paying foghorn tax for??!!?

Calling all mariners and USCG regulation experts, I need help! [more inside]
posted by vrakatar at 8:27 PM - 5 answers

September 12

What happens to Trump’s China tariff if goods enter via a third country?

The question is basically self-explanatory. If a shipment of manufactured product went to Canada or Mexico first, would it still be liable for the Trump tariff on Chinese goods when it entered the U.S.?
posted by zadcat at 9:43 AM - 3 answers

September 10

Planned Parenthood and minimum marriage age

Planned Parenthood opposes minimum marriage age legislation in California. Why? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral at 8:33 AM - 6 answers

September 5

The who and the how of the neoliberal revolution

What are the best current articles out there describing the underlying strategies, organizational and networking efforts, and related movement-building practices that went into effecting the neoliberal revolution? [more inside]
posted by eagle-bear at 12:12 PM - 8 answers

September 3

Good Introductory Book on UK Parliamentary Law

After living in the UK for 17 years, I've absorbed some basic understanding of the UK constitution (and Parliament in particular), but I am constantly realizing how little I know. What book would you recommend to help me go beyond the simple, Wikipedia-level understanding that I currently have? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog at 2:08 PM - 3 answers

August 30

What would happen if a US citizen tried to sneak into the United States?

What would be the potential crimes for an American citizen to sneak into the United States from either Canada or Mexico? [more inside]
posted by crocodiletsunami at 12:57 PM - 14 answers

August 29

Let sleeping dogs lie?

A contractor did work for me in May. I forgot to pay. They haven't asked. Later I learned the work was done so poorly that I need another company to redo all the work. I don't plan to pay. Do I tell them? [more inside]
posted by StockingMarionette at 11:27 PM - 13 answers

How to add a second unit address for my ADU?

We purchased a house with an established accessory dwelling unit in Seattle. However, it seems to not have a separate address. How can we get it registered as a separate unit number address? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus at 4:36 PM - 11 answers

Why give both street and PO box?

I am cleaning up some (USA) addresses and I have many that provide both a street and a PO box in the address: 101 Main Street PO Box 100 City, ST 00000 Why do they do this and which one should I keep? I want them to be only three lines where possible, including the name and city/state/zip.
posted by soelo at 10:17 AM - 24 answers

August 28

Name this historical political speech that displays ambivalence?

For the life of me I can't remember the context or author of a historical political speech about something controversial--perhaps alcohol or gambling--in which the speaker outlines an identical subject twice in both a positive and negative way, claiming to support the positives but derides the negatives, ignoring that it is the same subject. Perhaps satirically or ironically? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre at 11:47 AM - 5 answers

August 27

Security deposit due upon NYC apartment rental application

Some NYC apartment rentals nowadays require payment of the security deposit upfront at the time of application, before lease signing. (1) is this legal? (2) is the deposit refunded if the applicant fails the credit check? (3) is the deposit refunded if the applicant passes the credit check but decides they no longer want the apartment? I'm particularly curious about (3). Thanks!
posted by anonymous at 1:40 AM - 7 answers

August 26

Are these two vendors illegally fixing prices?

If one vendor starts charging for a service, and another does the same after communicating with the first, is that totes OK market research or illegal price fixing? [more inside]
posted by sol at 7:38 PM - 10 answers

August 21

Please Hope Me Find the Text of a Multilateral Agreement/Arrangement

a library patron is looking for the text of a trilateral maritime cooperative agreement between Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia that was signed on July 14, 2016... [more inside]
posted by cinemafiend at 8:18 PM - 8 answers

August 15

Accounting practices for software development costs

I have vague memories of reading about some changes in accounting requirements around development costs for software products. As I remember it, these had some sort of tax implication that is part of the reason why many companies have switched to a subscription model in recent years. Did something like this actually happen, or am I misremembering? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet at 1:28 PM - 4 answers

August 13

Trustee for a Massachusetts trust

My wife and I are have decided to set up a trust for one of our nephews, an adult in Massachusetts who has a number of challenges in his life. We're having a problem identifying a bank or other organization that we could name as trustee. [more inside]
posted by WestCoaster at 9:55 PM - 9 answers

August 12

Which Congress people are in this photo?

Can you identify any of the Congress members, staff, and others in this photo? The vast majority of them are new members in the House of Representatives.
posted by andoatnp at 1:21 PM - 20 answers

Phoenix golf courses vs. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Because of intensive human use, the Colorado River no longer reaches the sea. However, Article 6 of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo states that US citizens shall, "in all time," have the right to travel on the Colorado River to and from US lands. Has Article 6 of the treaty ever been tested in court as a means of restoring (a portion of) the natural flow of the Colorado River? [more inside]
posted by compartment at 9:49 AM - 5 answers

August 10

China: One-child policy lifted, any other policies?

Other than China’s one-child policy, what other policies has the Chinese Communist Party lifted in the past decade, arguably giving back some power to their citizens?
posted by anonymous at 1:34 AM - 1 answers

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