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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The recent storm in the US East Coast has made me sound a bit like a political activist or a recruiter for a self-help group, although I am most certainly neither of those things. How come?
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Is it Hurricane Irene you're referring to? Is the name "Irene" relevant?
Storm preparations relevant?
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Any relevant cliches like "battening down the hatches" ?

Did you inadvertently quote someone? A politician?
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did you make some sort of announcement? on TV? radio? the internet? newspapers?

is it something you said in person? to friends? relatives? strangers?
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alin (Balin)
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Is it Hurricane Irene you're referring to? Is the name "Irene" relevant?
Storm preparations relevant?
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Any relevant cliches like "battening down the hatches" ?

Did you inadvertently quote someone? A politician?
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did you make some sort of announcement? no on TV? no radio? no the internet? no newspapers? no

is it something you said in person? yes to friends? yesrelatives? yes strangers? no, but I could have
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Think you might have missed some questions Nimue.
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Is it Hurricane Irene you're referring to? yes{ Is the name "Irene" relevant? no
Storm preparations relevant? no
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Any relevant cliches like "battening down the hatches" ? no

Did you inadvertently quote someone? no A politician? yeech--no!!
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Did your remarks refer to global warming - and I don't mean my recent puzzle!
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was it something you said before Irene hit? afterwards? during?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Did your remarks refer to global warming - and I don't mean my recent puzzle! No, I rarely talk about global warming, since I realize that I have nothing interesting to say about it.
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was it something you said before Irene hit? no afterwards? yes during? yes, but mostly after
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HINT: What might you ask people after a big storm hit your city?
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Umm - gun control relevant?
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you ask everyone if they are ok? if they need help?

if they want to join you in offering help to others?
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Umm - gun control relevant? no
Shez (Shez)
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you ask everyone if they are ok? no or maybe noish if they need help? no

if they want to join you in offering help to others? no
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Any of the following relevant:

substance abuse? abortion? education? employment? health? marriage? children? voting? economy? death? gasoline? disaster relief? prevention?
I'm trying to think of things politicians say. I must admit that I don't pay as much attention as I probably should.

Was something you said misinterpreted? Did it have a double meaning?
Was something that you meant to apply to this situation only generalized to apply to more situations? Or was the opposite true? Or was the statement simply applied to another situation entirely?
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Any of the following relevant:

substance abuse? no abortion?no education?no employment? no health? nomarriage?no children? novoting? noeconomy?no death? nogasoline? nodisaster relief? no prevention? no
I'm trying to think of things politicians say. I must admit that I don't pay as much attention as I probably should. I said I sounded like a political activist, not like a politician.By the way, why do you think you should pay more attention to what politicians say??

Was something you said misinterpreted? yes Did it have a double meaning? yes
Was something that you meant to apply to this situation only generalized to apply to more situations?noish Or was the opposite true? no Or was the statement simply applied to another situation entirely? yes
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I should pay more attention to what YOU say- politician vs political activist- I feel silly.

I'll try another angle. Are any of these words (or their double meanings) relevant?
party
alien
right
bill
labor
vision
board

Was it more than one word? Am I OTWT altogether?
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I should pay more attention to what YOU say- politician vs political activist- I feel silly.

I'll try another angle. Are any of these words (or their double meanings) relevant? none is relevant
party
alien
right
bill
labor
vision
board

Was it more than one word? no Am I OTWT altogether? yope!
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Hi Felicia Nimue - long time no post

Was it an offhand comment? A firm statement? Relevant?

Was it about the people affected? The damage caused? The affected area? The media coverage?
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Hi Felicia Nimue - long time no post

Was it an offhand comment? A firm statement? Relevant?

Was it about the people affected? The damage caused? The affected area? The media coverage?
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sorry for the double-post
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Hi Felicia Nimue - long time no post Hi Bodo! Welcome back!!

Was it an offhand comment? no A firm statement? no Relevant?yes

Was it about the people affected? yes The damage caused? yes The affected area? yesThe media coverage? no
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was it a suggestion?
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was it a suggestion?no
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was it a question?
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Was it in reference to the people who complained so loudly about being forced to evacuate when the hurricane didn't actually impact them directly?

Would you classify what you said as an observation? A criticism?
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was it a question? yes
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Was it in reference to the people who complained so loudly about being forced to evacuate when the hurricane didn't actually impact them directly? no--I LOVE loud complainers!!

Would you classify what you said as an observation? noA criticism? no
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was it a question along the lines of "why did this happen"? or more "Why don't you.."?
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was it a question along the lines of "why did this happen"? noor more "Why don't you.."? no
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A question of:

Who did something?
Who didn't do something?
Who was responsible for something?
What had happened?
What was going to happen?
Where something had occurred?
Where something was going to occur?
How something had occurred?
When something had occurred? was going to occur?
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A question of:

Who did something? no
Who didn't do something? no
Who was responsible for something? no
What had happened? yes
What was going to happen? no
Where something had occurred? yes
Where something was going to occur? no
How something had occurred? no
When something had occurred? yes was going to occur? no
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Did your question(s) refer to a particular aspect of Irene? A particular aspect of storms/hurricanes in general? If so, wind? flooding? rain? temperature? Barometric pressure? wind direction? tidal surge? power outages? trees falling? phone outages? (landline? cell?) internet outages? TV outages?

Did it have to do with meteorological forecasting?
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Did your question(s) refer to a particular aspect of Irene? yes A particular aspect of storms/hurricanes in general?yes If so, wind? no flooding? rain? notemperature? noBarometric pressure? nowind direction? no tidal surge? no power outages? yestrees falling? see previous answer phone outages? see previous answer(landline? see previous answer cell? see previous answer) internet outages? see previous answerTV outages?see previous answer

Did it have to do with meteorological forecasting? nio
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Have you been saying "Do you have power?" or "Did you get power back yet?" or something like that? Which could sound like you were referring to political power or personal (psychic) power?

How's YOUR power?
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Have you been saying "Do you have power?"yes or "Did you get power back yet?" yes or something like that? yes Which could sound like you were referring to political power or personal (psychic) power? yes

How's YOUR power? Miniscule, unless you mean the electrical kind
******** SPOILER *************
Jvp has it exactly right.After hurricane Irene swept through the Eastern US, leaving over half of my state without electricity, I asked friends & acquaintances, "Do you have power?""Did you lose your power?" until I realized that I sounded like two things I would never be: a political activist or a recruiter for a self-help group. Please see the bottom of the page for another stormy puzzle.

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