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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was terrified when the soldier bawled me out, but I shouldn't have been, because. . . .
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me = you?
soldier H/A/M? F?
Soldier bawling you out in English? A language you understand?
Was the soldier, in fact, talking to you?
Why is there no scrund in this puzzle?
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me = you?
soldier H yes/Aadult or late teens/M? yes but not really relevant F?no but noit really relevant
Soldier bawling you out in English? yes A language you understand? yes
Was the soldier, in fact, talking to you? yes
Why is there no scrund in this puzzle? for the same reason that there's no cat
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Was this some sort of performance? Location relevant?
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Was this some sort of performance? no Location relevant?yes
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Relevant aspects of location:
-country?
-town/city/village?
-location within town/city/village (such as military base or public park or private residence or fast food restaurant)?
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Relevant aspects of location:
-country? Yes: Israel
-town/city/village? irrel
-location within town/city/village (such as military base or public park or private residence or fast food restaurant)?any public area, preferably but not necessarily outdoors
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Had you done something wrong?
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Had you done something wrong?Who, me?? No!!!!
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did he pick you up on your appearance? something you said? somewhere you went? something you did?

had you made an innocent mistake?
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Did he think you had done something wrong? Was he angry with you? Was he actually talking to you? Was he trying to scare you? To make a point?

Should you not have been terrified because he couldn't do anything to you other than shout at you? Because you had misunderstood the situation?
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did he pick you up on your appearance?no something you said? yes somewhere you went? no something you did? just what I said

had you made an innocent mistake? no
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Did he think you had done something wrong? yope Was he angry with you? yes Was he actually talking to you? yesWas he trying to scare you? no To make a point? yes

Should you not have been terrified because he couldn't do anything to you other than shout at you? yes Because you had misunderstood the situation? yes
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had you made a joke?
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had you made a joke? no
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HINT: Find out more about what I said.
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Did you say something negative about the soldier? The military? Was he trying to test you in some way? Prove you right? Prove you wrong?
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Did you say something negative about the soldier? no The military? b{ Yesish--keep in mind that this occurred in Israel} Was he trying to test you in some way? no Prove you right? noProve you wrong? yope
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did you say something pro-Palestinian?

did you say something about having weapons? a bomb?
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did you say something pro-Palestinian? yes or yesish

did you say something about having weapons? Who, me??!! No!! I'm so prissily law-abiding that I don't tear the tag off my mattress!!}a bomb? ditto
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About the mattress tags. Were you joking, or is this a mistaken belief you have (and I don't mean this in a condescending way of course)? At least in the USA, the tags are allowed to be removed by the consumer.

Anyway I cheated and Googled French politics, I think I have too much information, and I'll bow out. I'll have to remember not to Google on these puzzles!
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Oops, it was the Political scrund puzzle that I Googled on, not this one!
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About the mattress tags. Were you joking yes This is not one of my many mistaken beliefs, or is this a mistaken belief you have (and I don't mean this in a condescending way of course)? At least in the USA, the tags are allowed to be removed by the consumer.

Anyway I cheated and Googled French politics, I think I have too much information, and I'll bow out. I'll have to remember not to Google on these puzzles!
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Oops, it was the Political scrund puzzle that I Googled on, not this one!
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Anyway I cheated and Googled French politics, I think I have too much information, and I'll bow out. I'll have to remember not to Google on these puzzles!
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Oops, it was the Political scrund puzzle that I Googled on, not this one! I don't consider that cheating. If I posted a googlable puzzle, I deserve to have it demolished, Please do so!!
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RECAP: Add the following to the puzzle statement: I was in Israel & I said something critical about their treatment of the Occupied Territories.
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HINT: How would you expect a soldier to react in this circumstance?
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Would they react in anger? Did they?
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Would they react in anger? I would expect that Did they? yope
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Is the "yope" above because there was only one soldier? Did he react angrily? Is this the point at which you were terrified? Were you terrified because you thought he might do something? Arrest you? Shoot you? Attack you? Were you accompanied by anyone else at the time?
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Is the "yope" above because there was only one soldier? no Did he react angrily? One soldier did. That's a HINT. Is this the point at which you were terrified? yes Were you terrified because you thought he might do something?{yes} Arrest you? yesShoot you? noAttack you? yope Were you accompanied by anyone else at the time? no, but irrel
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Was there more than one other soldier? Were both/all the soldiers Israeli? Did the soldier who shouted at you correctly understand what you said? Did you understand what he was shouting at you? Did one or more other soldiers intervene? Did any other soldiers speak to you?

Did you say what you said about their treatment of the Occupied Territories in English? Hebrew? Arabic? Another language? Did the soldier shout at you in English? Hebrew? Arabic? Another language?
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Was there more than one other soldier? yes Were both/all the soldiers Israeli? There were two soldiers, both Israeli Did the soldier who shouted at you correctly understand what you said? yes Did you understand what he was shouting at you? yes Did one or more other soldiers intervene? yesish but in a way irrelDid any other soldiers speak to you? see earlier in this series answers

Did you say what you said about their treatment of the Occupied Territories in English? yes Hebrew? No--I don't speak that languageArabic? dittoAnother language? no Did the soldier shout at you in English? yes Hebrew? no Arabic? no Another language? no
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HINT: If you criticized the government of your country & a soldier overheard you, what could he do about it?
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Kill you?
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Kill you? Well, let's see, how often does that happen in America? How often would you expect it to happen in Israel?
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Did you think he might kill you? Did you know whether it would happen or not in Israel? Did you worry that it might? Did you worry that you didn't know what his rights were? What your rights were?
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2012 - 7:00 pm:

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Did you think he might kill you?no Did you know whether it would happen or not in Israel? no Did you worry that it might? no Did you worry that you didn't know what his rights were? yes What your rights were? yes
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so you criticised the israeli government in front of two israeli soldiers? and one of them shouted at you? and you were scared? but you shouldn't have been? is this because the soldier was actually making a point that in their country a person was free to criticise the government without being at risk of physical harm? was he demonstrating that the worst thing that could happen to you was being shouted at? and hoping you would compare this to the way you might be treated in other, less enlightened countries? and so see that there were good aspects to the government you were criticising?
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so you criticised the israeli government in front of two israeli soldiers? yes and one of them shouted at you? yes and you were scared? but you shouldn't have been? yesis this because the soldier was actually making a point that in their country a person was free to criticise the government without being at risk of physical harm? no, but you're ORTwas he demonstrating that the worst thing that could happen to you was being shouted at?In fact, yes, but that wasn't his aim and hoping you would compare this to the way you might be treated in other, less enlightened countries? no and so see that there were good aspects to the government you were criticising? no
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Did he agree with the opinion you expressed?
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Did he agree with the opinion you expressed? Yope. HINT: There were 2 soldiers.
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Did one of them agree with the opinion you expressed? Did the one who didn't shout at you speak to you at all? Did he speak to the one who did shout at you? Did he shout at the one who shouted at you?
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Did one of them agree with the opinion you expressed? yesDid the one who didn't shout at you speak to you at all? no Did he speak to the one who did shout at you? yes Did he shout at the one who shouted at you? yes
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HINT: You now know everything you need to know in order to solve this puzzle. So please solve it!!
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So you said something, and a soldier started yelling at you, so you were scared, but then the second soldier started yelling at the first? Did the first then stop shouting? Did you stop being scared when the second soldier began shouting? Did it deflect attention from you being shouted at? Make you realise that the first soldier did not represent all soldiers' opinions?
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So you said something, and a soldier started yelling at you, so you were scaredyes, but then the second soldier started yelling at the first? yesDid the first then stop shouting? noDid you stop being scared when the second soldier began shouting?no--before that Did it deflect attention from you being shouted at? irrelMake you realise that the first soldier did not represent all soldiers' opinions?not really relevant
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did both soldiers understand what you said?
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did both soldiers understand what you said? yes
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Was it the soldier who shouted at you who disagreed with your opinion? Or did the soldier start shouting, which terrified you at first, but when you realised he was agreeing with you, you ceased to worry because he was the one who was going to get into trouble because of his subversive opinions?
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Was it the soldier who shouted at you who disagreed with your opinion? yesOr did the soldier start shouting, which terrified you at first, but when you realised he was agreeing with you, you ceased to worry because he was the one who was going to get into trouble because of his subversive opinions? no. HINT: Everyone is overlooking something REALLY OBVIOUS here!!
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You indicated that at least one of the soldiers was quite young - younger than you are. Is this true of both? Is it relevant?
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You indicated that at least one of the soldiers was quite young - younger than you are. Is this true of both? no Is it relevant? no
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Don't recall if this has been asked before, and it's the only REALLY OBVIOUS thing I could think of at the moment...

Were either of the soldiers physically with you? Or were they on a TV or you were Skyping them or other such things?
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Did you realise that the soldier was powerless to do anything other than shout? Did you realise that his rank or function or something else gave him no right to arrest or punish you? Is the fact that you are a US citizen relevant?
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Don't recall if this has been asked before, and it's the only REALLY OBVIOUS thing I could think of at the moment...

Were either of the soldiers physically with you? yes, both Or were they on a TV or you were Skyping them or other such things? no
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Did you realise that the soldier was powerless to do anything other than shout? yesDid you realise that his rank or function or something else gave him no right to arrest or punish you? yes Is the fact that you are a US citizen relevant? no

********** SPOILER *************
When I was visiting Israel, I got into an argument with a right-winger about the Occupied Territories. Two soldiers, overhearing this, came over, & one started screaming at me that I didn't know what I was talking about. I'm afraid that Miss Moral Courage here was so terrified that she wilted promptly & started backtracking. The soldier said. "Don't you Americans know how to stand up for yourselves?" Then the other soldier defended my view & a heated discussion ensued. At the end, I said to the first soldier, "You know, I was really scared when you came over." He said, "But we rarely have disturbances in this part of the city," I said I was scared of him. He said, "Of me? You just made my day!" What I had overlooked, of course, was that an Israeli soldier, like an American one, really can't do anything to people whose opinions he dislikes except argue with them. I'm surprised that this puzzle took so long to solve, & I hope my brand new one (at the bottom of the page, of course) will too!
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 - 1:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've only just figured out why it was so obvious! A great puzzle!
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 - 8:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks!! And you ask GREAT questions!!

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