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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

After the terrorist attack in the USA, things got much worse for many American Muslims, especially those of Middle Eastern descent, because they encountered so much prejudice. But something improved a lot for Ahmed, an American of Palestinian origin. How come??
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Money-wise? In terms of relationships? religion? self-esteem? work? love?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y Alizon (Alizon) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 08:47 pm:


Money-wise? no In terms of relationships?noish religion? no self-esteem? nowork? yes love? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

could this thing have improved for him after a terrorist attack on another building? after a catastrophe to the world trade centre caused by non-terrorist means?

is his religion relevant? is he a christian? muslim?

was he subject to prejudice the same as other middle east people? did that prejudice somehow improve some other aspect of his life?

is it relevant that he is american? is he an american citizen? relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 9:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 08:53 pm:


could this thing have improved for him after a terrorist attack on another building? yes after a
catastrophe to the world trade centre caused by non-terrorist means? no

is his religion relevant? no is he a christian? irrel muslim? irrel

was he subject to prejudice the same as other middle east people? irrel did that prejudice somehow
improve some other aspect of his life? irrel

is it relevant that he is american? no is he an american citizen?Well, the puzzle statement called him an American; so the answer would be yes} relevant? no
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does he work in business? culture? manufacturing? other? relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Alizon (Alizon) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:00 pm:


does he work in business? no culture? no manufacturing? no other? yes relevant? yes
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is he self employed? does he get more clients because of the attack?

has he invented something relevant?

does he work in healthcare? law enforcement? the financial world? in education? does he sell something? does he provide a service?
is his work legal? honest?

does he work outside? indoors? in one building?
is transport involved in his job? is he creative? in entertainment? in retail?

does his job require a high level of education? a university degree?

is it a job usually done by men? would this puzzle work with a woman?

does his work get easier? better paid? fewer hours? better understood?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 12:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:26 pm:


is he self employed? no does he get more clients because of the attack? no

has he invented something relevant? no

does he work in healthcare? no law enforcement? possibly the financial world? no in education? no does he sell
somethin no does he provide a service? yope
is his work legal? yes honest? yes

does he work outside? no indoors? yes in one building? irrel is he creative? no in entertainment? no in retail? no

does his job require a high level of education? irrel a university degree? irrel

is it a job usually done by men? irrel would this puzzle work with a woman? yes

does his work get easier? no better paid? no fewer hours? no better understood? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 1:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Languages relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 1:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 01:09 am:


Languages relevant? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 3:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Acting? Modeling? Consulting? Cartography?

Was the improvement due to his ethnicity? Or more because of a greater demand for his area of expertise/type of work?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you said 'possibly' to law enforcement... is there a number of jobs he could do to satisfy this puzzle? if so presumably they have something in common - correct?
is it - wearing a uniform? working for the government? being a public servant? coming across criminals? driving a car? driving a vehicle with a flashy light and sirens? carrying a gun? working with an animal?

could he be a security guard? a policeman? a plains clothes detective? a private investigator? a bodyguard? a prison officer? a traffic warden? a payrole officer? a paramedic? a coroner? a court official? a judge? a lawyer? an executioner?
Brian Pamandanan (Sciguy47)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 8:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

any other person (other than the terrorists) relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 03:12 pm:


Acting? no Modeling? noConsulting? no Cartography? no

Was the improvement due to his ethnicity? no Or more because of a greater demand for his area
of expertise/type of work? no

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 05:48 pm:


you said 'possibly' to law enforcement... is there a number of jobs he could do to satisfy this
puzzle? yes if so presumably they have something in common - correct? yes
is it - wearing a uniform? no working for the government? yes being a public servant? yes coming across
criminals? yesish driving a car? no driving a vehicle with a flashy light and sirens? nocarrying a gun? no working
with an animal? yope

could he be a security guard? yes a policeman? yes a plains clothes detective? yes a private investigator? no a
bodyguard? unlikely a prison officer? unlikely a traffic warden? no a payrole officer? yes a paramedic?unlikely a coroner? unlikely a court
official? yes a judge? yes a lawyer? yes an executioner? no

By Brian Pamandanan (Sciguy47) on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 08:12 am:


any other person (other than the terrorists) relevant? yes
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 1:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has he become a professional expert witness?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 01:32 pm:


Has he become a professional expert witness? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the current military efforts underway in Afghanistan(?sp) and Iraq relevant to his improved something?
We still haven't determined how his work improved; was it more personally satisfying? More challenging? More ethical? Would it be reasonable to change "something improved a lot for Ahmed" to "Ahmed's work life became more rewarding" in the puzzle statement? Would "career" be more accurate than "work life"?

Did Ahmed enjoy his work before 9/11? Is that relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 06:41 pm:


Are the current military efforts underway in Afghanistan(?sp) and Iraq relevant to his improved
something? yes
We still haven't determined how his work improved; was it more personally satisfying? yes More
challenging? No. Btw, not everyone would consider that an improvement!! More ethical? no Would it be reasonable to change "something improved a lot for
Ahmed" to "Ahmed's work life became more rewarding" in the puzzle statement? yes Would "career"
be more accurate than "work life"? no

Did Ahmed enjoy his work before 9/11? irrel Is that relevant? no
Damien Sullivan (Docd)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 11:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Ahmed get to travel in a support role with the US troops to the middle-East?
(And if yes, gets free and easy access to visit the rels in Palestine?)
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

1, 2005 - 11:57 am:


Does Ahmed get to travel in a support role with the US troops to the middle-East? no
(And if yes, gets free and easy access to visit the rels in Palestine?) no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is profiling relevant? Searches?

Did he feel previously that security was too lax?