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Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 3:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A few weeks ago, a friend asked me to commit a crime.

The title and puzzle statement are inspired by peter36's puzzle of a similar name.
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your friend = human? male?
you = human?

did he/she do it by mistake i.e. ask you to do something that they did not know was a crime? Or was it an error similar to the peter36 puzzle?
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I have to have a go at this one i guess

Is this crime arson? theft? murder? assault? burglary? computer crime? copyright violation? any vehicles involved?
Does your friend actually want you to commit the crime? have you ever done so? would the crime be punishable by a custodial sentence?
Logician (Logician)
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your friend = human? male? both
you = human? Last time I checked

did he/she do it by mistake i.e. ask you to do something that they did not know was a crime? no Or was it an error similar to the peter36 puzzle? not this either

Is this crime arson? theft? murder? assault? burglary? computer crime? copyright violation? any vehicles involved? none of these, I'm pleased to say
Does your friend actually want you to commit the crime? yes have you ever done so? yes would the crime be punishable by a custodial sentence? yope
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Does it involve school/college/any other educational institution?
Logician (Logician)
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Does it involve school/college/any other educational institution? no
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Is this crime against one person or a group of people?

Does it involve cheating or scamming somebody/a group of people?
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Is this crime against one person or a group of people? Both. :-D

Does it involve cheating or scamming somebody/a group of people? no
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Does this crime involve:

Doing something prohibited in a public place?
Alcohol?
Jaywalking?

Is it something you need to be caught in the act of committing to be charged, or can your participation be detected later?
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Do you? or he? gain anything by doing this? Did he want you to do it alone? or for you two to do it together? Did you actually do it?

Is location relevant here? Is this a crime only in some place(s)? like a weird law that has never been abolished?
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Does this crime involve:

Doing something prohibited in a public place? yes, but I don't think the public aspect is a necessary part of the crime
Alcohol? no
Jaywalking? no

Is it something you need to be caught in the act of committing to be charged, or can your participation be detected later? depending on how you commit the crime, it could be either.

Do you? or he? gain anything by doing this? nothing but the satisfaction of having done it Did he want you to do it alone? didn't matter or for you two to do it together? ditto Did you actually do it? yes

Is location relevant here? yes Is this a crime only in some place(s)? YES like a weird law that has never been abolished? the "weirdness" is subjective; but to answer the spirit of the question, the law's still being enforced
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Is that a law that most people would take some pleasure in breaking? i.e a very unpopular law? Would most people in your experience have broken this law? It's not cheating on your taxes is it!!!
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Traffic law relevant?
Logician (Logician)
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Is that a law that most people would take some pleasure in breaking? quite possibly i.e a very unpopular law? this would be why, yes Would most people in your experience have broken this law? probably not, no It's not cheating on your taxes is it!!! no - I've not yet had the fortune of having to fill out a tax form...

Traffic law relevant? ...neither have I bothered to learn how to drive yet, so no
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Well, as you said no vehicle's involved, I didn't think of you driving, lol. More like a pedestrian breaking a traffic law, like you walking on red light?
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Well, as you said no vehicle's involved, I didn't think of you driving, lol. More like a pedestrian breaking a traffic law, like you walking on red light? ah, see what you mean. No, nothing like this either.
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Is this law in effect only in your city/state/country or is it a law common to most of the countries of the world?
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does this involve beating up someone in school/college/at work?
Logician (Logician)
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Is this law in effect only in your city/state/country or is it a law common to most of the countries of the world? FA!

does this involve beating up someone in school/college/at work? no
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Is the country the law is in effect part of Asia? Africa? North America? South America? Europe? United Kingdom? Atric? Antartica?

Is it something to do with public nuisance? destroying or harming public property? degrading public property?
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Is the country the law is in effect part of... Asia

Is it something to do with public nuisance? this is closest destroying or harming public property? degrading public property? Not necessarily
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This is from real life, correct? Your profile says that you live in England, so maybe your friend asks you to break a law that is in some parts of asia, but not in England?Yes, I know, this is a VERY long shot
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You replied:
Is this law in effect only in your city/state/country or is it a law common to most of the countries of the world? FA!

Does that mean that this law is not in effect in your own country?

Did you commit the crime in your own country?

If so, was it punishable in your country?
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Is this a law that only exists in one Asian country? Where you actually in this country when you broke that law? If so, where you arrested and charged?
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This is from real life, correct? yes Your profile says that you live in England, so maybe your friend asks you to break a law that is in some parts of asia, but not in England? YES!! Yes, I know, this is a VERY long shot and yet you hit the bullseye!

Is this a law that only exists in one Asian country? yes Where you actually in this country when you broke that law? NO If so, where you arrested and charged? N/A

Foulglory's questions are omitted, as they essentially discover the same info that the other questions by Eli and Crazypalpig do.
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So your friend asked you to once to do something against the law in Chiina or somewhere in asia that is not in england. Relevant which that law is?
Logician (Logician)
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So your friend asked you to once to do something against the law in Chiina or somewhere in asia that is not in england. Correct. Relevant which that law is? very much so.
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Did you procreate one too many times?
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Is the law
Chinese?
Indian?
Indonesian?
Japanese?
Pakistani?
Thai?
Korean?
Malaysian?
other?
Logician (Logician)
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Did you procreate one too many times? as I said with the taxes and driving questions.... no

Is the law
Chinese?
Indian?
Indonesian?
Japanese?
Pakistani?
Thai? this one
Korean?
Malaysian?
other?
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I dimly remember that in Thailand, it is illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear. Are you guilty of this?
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Jobs relevant? Any animals relevant?(I remember some sort of asian law stating that having a goat in the street is against the law)
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I dimly remember that in Thailand, it is illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear. Are you guilty of this? once or twice, but this isn't the law in question.

Jobs relevant? no, with a very small ish Any animals relevant? only insofar as humans are animals (I remember some sort of asian law stating that having a goat in the street is against the law) yet another interesting law, but not the one I'm thinking about.

Hint: The event that caused me to want to commit this crime has recently been in the news. Knowing this could help.
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Does the law require you to do something? prohibits from doing something? prohibits possession of items or their particular use?

Does this law apply to everybody? only to foreigners?

The reason this law exists in Thailand but not in England, is it
cultural?
religious?
political?
historical?
economical?
geographical ( e.g. there would be no reason for England to have a law protecting its coral reefs )?
"just so happened"?

Were you in England when you were asked to commit this crime?

Is it related to your visiting amazon.com from another puzzle?
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Lemme see... Shootings in the town where I live now?(Blacksburg Va. Go hokies!)
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Does the law require you to do something? no prohibits from doing something? yes prohibits possession of items or their particular use? no

Does this law apply to everybody? everyone who enters the country, yes only to foreigners? no

The reason this law exists in Thailand but not in England, is it
cultural? this
religious?
political?
historical? ...and possibly a smidgeon of this as well
economical?
geographical ( e.g. there would be no reason for England to have a law protecting its coral reefs )?
"just so happened"? no to the rest

Were you in England when you were asked to commit this crime? YES

Is it related to your visiting amazon.com from another puzzle? no

Lemme see... Shootings in the town where I live now?(Blacksburg Va. Go hokies!) unless VA has upped sticks to Thailand in the past week, then no
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Did the event causing you to want to commit the crime happen in Thailand? Did you want to do the crime as a sort of protest, or a way of saying "Thank god we don't live in Thailand so we can do this here"?
Did he ask you to do it because it is against an Thai law? Sort of for the fun of doing something "illegal"? Or is it just something that we would think nothing of doing in England, and he asked you to do it just because he wanted to do it?
Is it anything to do with what you wear? What you do to other people? Where you go?
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Did the event causing you to want to commit the crime happen in Thailand? yes Did you want to do the crime as a sort of protest, or a way of saying "Thank god we don't live in Thailand so we can do this here"? yes
Did he ask you to do it because it is against an Thai law? pretty much Sort of for the fun of doing something "illegal"? not really, no Or is it just something that we would think nothing of doing in England, yes and he asked you to do it just because he wanted to do it? not really - without giving too much away, the main impetus behind doing the act was, "What a weird law they have in Thailand - thank goodness there's nothing like that here".
Is it anything to do with what you wear? no What you do to other people? yes Where you go? no
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Speaking out against the government?
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Was the event someone being punished for breaking this law? So you wanted to celebrate being able to do that thing without being punished in the same way?
So the law is to do with what you do to other people? Did you do it to your friend? Or he did it to you? Does it cause harm to the other person in any way? Does it inconvenience them?
Is it a law couples were more likely to break? Eg no holding hands in public? Something like this that might offend the moral sensibilities of the public?
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Speaking out against the government? no - but sooo close I winced reading the question

Was the event someone being punished for breaking this law? yes So you wanted to celebrate being able to do that thing without being punished in the same way? yes
So the law is to do with what you do to other people? For svv of 'do', yes Did you do it to your friend? Or he did it to you? Does it cause harm to the other person in any way? Does it inconvenience them? no to all these
Is it a law couples were more likely to break? not especially Eg no holding hands in public? Something like this that might offend the moral sensibilities of the public? Not 'moral', but essentially that's correct
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So you are protesting against something: Famous people?
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Oh! You did not paint something over Her Majesty's portrait, did you?
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So you are protesting against something: in a very small way Famous people? no

Oh! You did not paint something over Her Majesty's portrait, did you? No, I didn't: I didn't mirror the real-life event exactly. :-) I just did an act regarding the law in general. As you've almost certainly got this, you can $poil at will...
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The law in Thailand prohibits displaying disrespect to the members of royal family. So did you say something inappropriate about the Queen? written article in a [school] newspaper or a blog? drawn a cartoon? told a joke?
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The law in Thailand prohibits displaying disrespect to the members of royal family. So did you say something inappropriate about the Queen? written article in a [school] newspaper or a blog? drawn a cartoon? told a joke? Absolutely - the specific act isn't relevant, only that it involves the crime of lese majeste, illegal in Thailand (and other countries), but not in England. And that's a SPOILER.
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Wow. for this easy a puzzle, it sure took longer then the ones I make... :-(

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