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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 6:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Orla is a conservative, but she's very glad her husband is a liberal. How come??
Ian (Image)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 12:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So she has someone to argue with?

If he were a conservative, would she be unhappy? If she were a liberal, would she want her husband to be a conservative? Is her husband glad he is a liberal? Is he glad she is a tory?

Conservative/Liberal as in political alignment? Or actually working for that specific government party?

Is she kind of passivly glad all the time that he is a liberal? Or does some event make her glad at one particular time?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ian (Image) on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 12:38 am:

So she has someone to argue with? no

If he were a conservative, would she be unhappy? yes If she were a liberal, would she want her husband to be a conservative? no Is her husband glad he is a liberal? irrel Is he glad she is a tory? irrel

Conservative/Liberal as in political alignment? yes Or actually working for that specific government party? irrel

Is she kind of passivly glad all the time that he is a liberal? no Or does some event make her glad at one particular time? yes

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Robin Smith
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she very competitive?
Is this related to the result of an event? or the action of an event?
Would this work if either one was in favour of labour?
Brian Pamandanan (Sciguy47)
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this occur during the French Revolution?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Robin Smith on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 07:31 pm:

Is she very competitive? no
Is this related to the result of an event? yes or the action of an event? yes
Would this work if either one was in favour of labour? no, her husband has to be the liberal

By Brian Pamandanan (Sciguy47) on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 07:31 pm:

Does this occur during the French Revolution? no
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would something bad have happened to her husband had he not bee a liberal? Some sort of persecution against liberals relevant?
If Orla were a liberal, would she still be glad her husband was a liberal? If she were completely apathetic towards politics, would she still be glad her husbad was a liberal?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 9:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 07:44 pm:

Would something bad have happened to her husband had he not bee a liberal? no Some sort of persecution against liberals relevant? yesish
If Orla were a liberal, would she still be glad her husband was a liberal? yes If she were completely apathetic towards politics, would she still be glad her husbad was a liberal? yes
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 12:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I meant some sort of persecution against non-liberals, but appear to have gotten lucky :)

Did something good happen to her husband because he was a liberal? Did something good happen to her?
Is there any particular aspect of his being a liberal that is relevant? Was he a "self-professed" liberal? relevant? Was he registered as a liberal (is that possible? I don't quite understand USian voting systems) relevant?
Is it relevant where this happened? US? Europe? Africa? Americas? Asia? Oceania? When? 20th Century? 19th? 18th? 17th? AD? BC? Either of these relevant to any greater degree of accuracy?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 8:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 12:06 am:

I meant some sort of persecution against non-liberals, but appear to have gotten lucky Unlucky for me, though :(:(:(:(!!!!

Did something good happen to her husband because he was a liberal? no Did something good happen to her? yope
Is there any particular aspect of his being a liberal that is relevant? yes Was he a "self-professed" liberal? yes relevant? yes Was he registered as a liberal (is that possible? Well, Americansd can register as Democrats, which is the more liberal of the 2 major parties I don't quite understand USian voting systems) relevant? He's almost certainly a resistered Democrat, but that's not directly relevant
Is it relevant where this happened? yes US? Europe? Africa? Americas? Asia? Oceania? When? 20th Century? 19th? 18th? 17th? AD? BC? Either of these relevant to any greater degree of accuracy? 20th or 21th century US & it's relevant
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 11:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Taxes relevant? Money relevant? Relevant whether the government consists of democrats or republicans? Would this work in every state? Is a specific law or regulation relevant?
Momentary persecution of liberals relevant? Persecution of liberals in the past relevant?
If they were not married, would she still be glad if her partner was a liberal?
Is she was married to someone else who was also a liberal, would she still be glad?
Is she the only one who is in this situation?
Is the group of male married liberal US-citizens relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Christiane Scharf (0815) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 11:10 am:

Taxes relevant? no Money relevant?possibly Relevant whether the government consists of democrats or republicans? yope Would this work in every state? yes Is a specific law or regulation relevant? yes
Momentary persecution of liberals relevant? yesish Persecution of liberals in the past relevant? no
If they were not married, would she still be glad if her partner was a liberal?possibly
Is she was married to someone else who was also a liberal, would she still be glad? unlikely biut possible
Is she the only one who is in this situation?possibly
Is the group of male married liberal US-citizens relevant? no
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 8:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her husband's job relevant?
Does he work in politics?
Will he get more money because he's a liberal? Lose money? avoid doing some task? Will she be able to spend more time with her husband for some reason as a result of his being a liberal?
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 12:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she a specific person? a US politician?
Is her husband a specific person?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 08:23 am:

Is her husband's job relevant? yes
Does he work in politics?no
Will he get more money because he's a liberal?no Lose money?no avoid doing some task? no Will she be able to spend more time with her husband for some reason as a result of his being a liberal? no

By Christiane Scharf (0815) on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 12:38 pm:

Is she a specific person? no a US politician? no
Is her husband a specific person? no
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Sunday, July 02, 2006 - 9:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does her husband work for the government? police? ambulance? fire service? coast guard? in a hospital? in education? school? university? in an office? outside? does he interact with members of the public in the course of doing his job?
Is her job relevant?
Is the discrimination-ish that he will face going to affect him in his workplace? mean he can't get a certain promotion? Mean he can't do a certain task?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006 - 6:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Sunday, July 02, 2006 - 09:26 pm:

Does her husband work for the government? no police no ambulance? no fire service? coast guard? no in a hospital? yope in education? no school? no university? no in an office? yope outside? no does he interact with members of the public in the course of doing his job? yesish
Is her job relevant? no
Is the discrimination-ish that he will face going to affect him in his workplace? yope mean he can't get a certain promotion? no Mean he can't do a certain task? yope
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2006 - 3:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will he refuse to do something because he is a liberal?
Is there any particular issue on which he is liberal which is relevant? Abortion? Euthanasia? gay marriage?
Is he a doctor? nurse? Does he work with sick people? injured people?
Does he ever go into a hospital in the course of doing his job?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2006 - 2:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Either Orla or her husband real historical figures? Fictional historical figures? Relavent? Specifically who she and her husband are relevent?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2006 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Tuesday, July 04, 2006 - 03:44 pm:

Will he refuse to do something because he is a liberal?yesish
Is there any particular issue on which he is liberal which is relevant? yes Abortion? yes Euthanasia? no gay marriage? no
Is he a doctor? yes nurse? no Does he work with sick people? yes injured people? unlikely
Does he ever go into a hospital in the course of doing his job? yes

By Kitral Solane (Solane) on Wednesday, July 05, 2006 - 02:09 am:

Either Orla or her husband real historical figures? no Fictional historical figures? no Relavent? no Specifically who she and her husband are relevent? no
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2006 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he perform abortions? Refuse to perform abortions?
Refuse to be intimidated by anti-abortion protestors?
Are there any anti-abortion protestors relevant in this puzzle? Is there any particular abortion performed which is relevant? Any particular abortion which is not performed?
Is Orla's husband looking for a new job? relevant?
Is Orla anti-abortion? pro-abortion?
Clycking (Clycking)
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 5:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she wish for an abortion to occur?
Does she wish for an abortion to be prevented?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Thursday, July 06, 2006 - 02:28 pm:

Does he perform abortions? yes Refuse to perform abortions? no
Refuse to be intimidated by anti-abortion protestors? yes
Are there any anti-abortion protestors relevant in this puzzle? yes Is there any particular abortion performed which is relevant? no Any particular abortion which is not performed? no
Is Orla's husband looking for a new job? no relevant? no
Is Orla anti-abortion?yesish pro-abortion? noish

By Clycking (Clycking) on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 05:39 pm:

Does she wish for an abortion to occur? no
Does she wish for an abortion to be prevented? no

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weed14
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 6:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is his wife pregnant and only trust her husband to do an abortion?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By weed14 on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 06:40 am:

is his wife pregnant and only trust her husband to do an abortion? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Felicia Nimue :)

So..

Orla is an anti-abortion-ish conservative? and she is married to a liberal abortion-performing doctor? and she is glad her husband is a liberal? could the puzzle also be stated as 'orla is glad her husband performs abortions'?

does she wish him well? does she hope that harm will come to him? is she hoping that harm will come to him from an anti-abortion campaigner?

would she still be glad if he gave up doing abortions? or if they moved to a country where it was less controversial to perform abortions?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 08:40 pm:

Hi Felicia Nimue Hi Hannah!! Long time no see!! Also, is your email address still valid? I tried to email you something but it bounced back :(:(:(:

So..

Orla is an anti-abortion-ish conservative? yes and she is married to a liberal abortion-performing doctor? yes and she is glad her husband is a liberal? yes could the puzzle also be stated as 'orla is glad her husband performs abortions'? yes

does she wish him well?no does she hope that harm will come to him? yope is she hoping that harm will come to him from an anti-abortion campaigner? irrelish

would she still be glad if he gave up doing abortions? no or if they moved to a country where it was less controversial to perform abortions? no
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Orla happily married to her husband? Is she having an affair? Does she want to stop being married to him?
Are the relevant anti-abortion campaigners the violent sort? Are there any bombs involved in this puzzle? Any potential bombs? Is Orla's husband in any physical danger?
Is Orla a Christian? relevant? Is her husband? relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Monday, July 10, 2006 - 10:53 am:  Edit

Is Orla happily married to her husband? no Is she having an affair? possibly Does she want to stop being married to him? yes
Are the relevant anti-abortion campaigners the violent sort? yes Are there any bombs involved in this puzzle? noish Any potential bombs? noish Is Orla's husband in any physical danger? yes
Is Orla a Christian? irrel relevant? no Is her husband? irrel relevant? no
Howard Wilde (Woodworm)
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, so she has fallen out with her husband?
Does she want a divorce? Could it be that in normal circumstances she does not believe in divorce? Could she try to claim unreasonable behaviour if he carried out abortions? Is she hoping that he will leave the area as a result of the anti-abortionists' threats and she can claim desertion?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Howard Wilde (Woodworm) on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 9:33 pm:  Edit

Ah, so she has fallen out with her husband? yes
Does she want a divorce? no Could it be that in normal circumstances she does not believe in divorce? possiblyCould she try to claim unreasonable behaviour if he carried out abortions? irrel Is she hoping that he will leave the area as a result of the anti-abortionists' threats and she can claim desertion? no

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John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she want to separate from her husband? Does she want him to die? Does she intend to kill him, and blame the animal rights protestors? (which would not be possible if he were the sort of doctor who didn't perform abortions)
Is it relevant why she isn't happy being married to her husband?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 6:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 4:17 pm:  Edit

Does she want to separate from her husband? no Does she want him to die? yes Does she intend to kill him, and blame the animal rights protestors? (which would not be possible if he were the sort of doctor who didn't perform abortions) You mean abortion protestors, don't you? The answer is yes
Is it relevant why she isn't happy being married to her husband? no

****SPOILER *****
Orla ia anti-abortion but is glad her husband is pro--so pro that he performs them. She's planning to kill him & make it look as though right-to-lifers did it. Thanks for solving it, John, & please direct that razor-sharp lateral mind to my new puzzle at the bottom of the page

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