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"change.gov" permits non-US state residents to signup for "service" jobs

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posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 09:35 PM
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There was another thread on ATS recently that pointed to the government "goals" of 50 hours of community service for middle- and high-school students and a "voluntary" 100 hours of service (if you want the $4,000 prize) for college students.

I sent the link to my 16 year old son to let him see what he thought about it... he was glad that he's going to be graduating soon (and is a volunteer firefighter next to his old man
) so he probably won't be "drafted" into the "new peace-corps" or "new classroom-corps" or whatever.

change.gov...

At the bottom of web page is a "sign up now for early information" form that asks for your name, address, etc. I had not looked at the form, but my son did.

He asked me "So, what state is 'AA'?" to which I assumed he had misread AK or AL or something, but he had not.

The form has a pull-down field that includes the following "state" codes:

AA AE AK AL AP AR AS AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL FM GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MH MI MN MO MP MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR PW RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VI VT WA WI WV WY AB BC MB NB NL NT NS NU ON PE QC SK YT n/a

I recognize all of the US states (which should be the only available options on this page in my opinion), and also recognize the Canadian provinces... what are the others? The "extras" don't match with my understanding of Mexican states... and even if they did, why would someone from one of those districts be eligible to sign-up on this page (or, for that matter, on any of the other "change.gov" pages)?

Note that I understand that some of the "states" listed are US territories, so I'm also discounting those as "legitimate".

Who are the rest, and why are they considered parts of the United States for the purposes of contacting the President?

Knobee




posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 09:56 PM
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"AA," if I remember rightly, is postal shorthand for "Army in Asia" just as "AE" would be "Army in Europe" and "AP" is "Army in the Pacific." Just the old "APO/FPO" addresses in a newer form. Now, the "n/a" is interesting; although that would technically apply to my daughter's case, being a US citizen living overseas -not- associated with the military.

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[edit on 9-3-2009 by lostbug]



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