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Woubit (Woubit)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The blind leading the dumb.
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Handicaps/Disabled people involved at all?
Blindfolds relevant? Upper level management?
Earplugs/noise cancelling headphones relevant?
Woubit (Woubit)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Handicaps/Disabled people involved at all? yes
Blindfolds relevant? no Upper level management? yes
Earplugs/noise cancelling headphones relevant? no
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was a blind man giving a presentation to a Manager?
Woubit (Woubit)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was a blind man giving a presentation to a Manager? no - this puzzle is not concerned with specific individuals
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 8:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Without wishing to sound overly cynical, this resonates with almost any political/religious/philosophical governing body and its adherents.

Are we dealing with:
A concept?
An event?
A situation?

Is there a particular location involved?
A particular group (or groups) involved?
Woubit (Woubit)
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Post Number: 262
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are we dealing with:
A concept? yes
An event? yes
A situation? yes

Is there a particular location involved? yes
A particular group (or groups) involved? yes
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 1:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does blind refer to those who literally cannot see? Or are they blind to something in particular?

Does dumb refer to people unable to speak? Refusing to speak? Unintelligent?

Are there any people involved who are not in the groups "blind" or "dumb"? Everyone involved human? Adult? Gender relevant?
Woubit (Woubit)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 1:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does blind refer to those who literally cannot see? yes Or are they blind to something in particular? to everything

Does dumb refer to people unable to speak? Refusing to speak? Unintelligent? this one

Are there any people involved who are not in the groups "blind" or "dumb"? a great many Everyone involved human? yes Adult? no Gender relevant? no
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 10:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a specific event that has been in the news recently? Is the situation ongoing?

Is there a specific number of people in the blind group? or does the puzzle refer to blind people generally?

Any politics involved? Sports? film? Music?

Oh and I'll throw in the relevance of Bridge and Weightless poetry in a pathetic display of kissing up.
Woubit (Woubit)
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Post Number: 264
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 10:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a specific event that has been in the news recently? yes Is the situation ongoing? yes

Is there a specific number of people in the blind group? no or does the puzzle refer to blind people generally? yes

Any politics involved? yesish Sports? film? Music? none of these

Oh and I'll throw in the relevance of Bridge and Weightless poetry in a pathetic display of kissing up. a splendid notion. Neither bridge nor weightless poetry is relevant to this puzzle, however.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 10:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the location UK? Other european country? US? Africa? Asia? Australasia? South America?

Any play on words ? any nuances of language?

Anything to do with education? exam results?
Woubit (Woubit)
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Post Number: 265
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 11:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the location UK? Other european country? US? this one Africa? Asia? Australasia? South America?

Any play on words ? no any nuances of language? no

Anything to do with education? exam results? neither
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 1:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is local government involved? State? National? Lobbyists? Spokespeople or advocates for the blind? The courts?
Woubit (Woubit)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is local government involved? no State? no National? yes Lobbyists? possibly, but not very likely Spokespeople or advocates for the blind? probably The courts? yes
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 4:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have to do with the recent decision by the Supreme Court about U.S. money needing to be more Blind friendly?
Woubit (Woubit)
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Post Number: 267
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Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have to do with the recent decision by the Supreme Court about U.S. money needing to be more Blind friendly? absolutely - well done

***** SPOILER *****

The currency of the United States of America is the only thing in that great nation more ridiculous than the electoral system.

Certain recent developments have ensured that at least the banknotes are not all exactly the same colour, but they are all very nearly the same colour and exactly the same size. Whereas for sighted people this is a minor inconvenience, for the blind and the partially-sighted it is a major obstacle.

Now, a federal court has ruled that the currency is discriminatory. Unfortunately, there are no moves as yet to replace the absurd $1 bill by a $1 coin on a nationwide scale, nor to introduce a coin worth 50 cents, but it is to be hoped that - unlike those unfortunate people against whom it has discriminated for so long - the United States Treasury will soon see the light.

Well done Dlcygnet, and well done Judge James Robertson.
Travis (Travis)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to point out, Woubit, the US does have a 50-cent coin - it's just in limited circulation, like the dollar coin.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 10:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

During my youthful Bank Teller days i once gave a customer 20 $50 bills instead of $20s. When i contacted him about it he tried to deny it until my manager in a stroke of genius informed him that it was illegal to import that many $50 bills into the states (that was a complete lie) . The guy saw the light then and returned the extra $600. Whenever our Foreign Exchange till was unbalanced we would always check all dollar transactions first as 99% of the time the error had occurred there.
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yep. They should also require that the amount of a check be directly proportional with its value. Also, for those who do not speak English, they should print currency in different languages. The United States doesn't have an official language, so what right do they have to print currency all in one language? And what about these darned coins? They are so small you can hardly read the inscriptions! I'm sure not everyone knows that a dime is worth ten cents, so they should make them at least a half-foot across or at least have the inscription high-contrast and large enough that I can read it from my seat, rather than having to walk all the way to the desk. But I suppose the U.S. has a habit of trying to accommodate the majority, and nobody cares about the minority.

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