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Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A practice common in third world countries has grown more common in a US city, much to the concern of the government.
Yabblesmacker (Yabblesmacker)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant which US city? Is it just one US city? Is the practice becoming common here because of its geographic location? Its goverment? Its population? Its climate?

Is this practice something that happens in every US city (but not commonly)? Every city in the world?

Are the goverment concerned because they think the city is becoming less developed, instead of more developed as it should be?
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Does the practice involve doing something dangerous? Something illegal? Something causing damage to things? Causing environmental damage?

Are there economic reasons for the practice becoming common in the city?
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Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yabblesmacker

Is it relevant which US city? Only slightly. Mostly this is just the city I heard about; it might be happening elsewhere too. Is it just one US city? see above. Is the practice becoming common here because of its geographic location? Its goverment? Its population? Its climate? this is the part that's slightly relevant. No to the rest.

Is this practice something that happens in every US city (but not commonly)? no. Every city in the world? no.

Are the goverment concerned because they think the city is becoming less developed, instead of more developed as it should be? that's not the primary concern, no.

Markobr

Does the practice involve doing something dangerous? yesish Something illegal? yesish Something causing damage to things? no Causing environmental damage? no

Are there economic reasons for the practice becoming common in the city?
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Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 7:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When has it grown more common?
Was it slow or gradual?
Over a few days/months/years? Over decades/centuries/millenniums? Even less? Even more?
Is this irrelevant?

Is the government concerned because health and safety? Is it concerned because of the future rather than the present?

Is it something about religion? Or culture?

Is it something new to that US city? Something changed? Something taken away?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 6:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When has it grown more common?
Was it slow or gradual? yope
Over a few days/months/years years is closest? Over decades/centuries/millenniums? Even less? Even more?
Is this irrelevant? not completely, since it probably gives you a clearer picture, but it could have been a little shorter or longer without affecting the puzzle

Is the government concerned because health no and safety? partly this Is it concerned because of the future rather than the present? I'm not sure what you're asking here. Like something that's going to kill us all in ten years? No.

Is it something about religion? no Or culture? no

Is it something new to that US city? "it"=the practice? yesish Something changed? yesish to this too Something taken away? no
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 9:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the practice related to food? Traffic? Housing? Do-it-yourself? Leisure? Violence? Corruption? Other crime? Building? Alcohol? Other drugs? Labour relations? Noise? Pollution?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the practice related to food? Traffic? this Housing? Do-it-yourself? and this Leisure? Violence? Corruption? Other crime? perhaps thisish Building? thisish Alcohol? Other drugs? Labour relations? Noise? Pollution? no to the rest

good approach
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 10:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Traffic and do-it-yourself: is repairing or modifying vehicles involved? Or the building of tracks/roads? Garages?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Traffic and do-it-yourself: is repairing or modifying vehicles involved? no Or the building of tracks/roads? this is closer Garages? no
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 9:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Illegal building of some kind? Of some traffic infrastructure? Or other buildings?

Traffic: Are the relevant vehicles cars? Lorries? Motorbikes? Other motorized vehicles? Driving offroad involved?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Illegal building of some kind? yesish Of some traffic infrastructure? I'm not sure what you mean by infrastructure. Something related to traffic, yes. Or other buildings? no.

Traffic: Are the relevant vehicles cars? mainly these. Lorries? Motorbikes? Other motorized vehicles? but any of these. Driving offroad involved? no.
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 10:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Building (with an -ish) something related to car traffic. Something to drive on, like a road? Signs? Lights? Something related to the energy supply of cars? Parking facilities? Something to repair cars? Trade in cars? Wash cars? Get rid of broken cars or parts of them?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Building (with an -ish) something related to car traffic. Something to drive on, like a road? this. Signs? Lights? Something related to the energy supply of cars? Parking facilities? Something to repair cars? Trade in cars? Wash cars? Get rid of broken cars or parts of them?
Sugarshane (Sugarshane)
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Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you said climate is somewhat relevant? is it generally hot? cold? is it by the mexico border? does it envolve smuggling? illegally building roads? dirt roads? underground roads? is water relevant? drugs? sorry if you've answered some of these already.
Sugarshane (Sugarshane)
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Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 11:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does it have to do with pot-holes in the road? illegally fixing them?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 1:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm going to ignore your first post if that's all right with you.

does it have to do with pot-holes in the road? illegally fixing them? precisely.

I kind of figured this one would go quickly, since it's not actually all that lateral, but I find it amusing, so I figured I'd share. Anyway, here's the ***********SPOILER**************

In Chicago, there have always been problems with potholes, because there tend to be several freeze-and-melt cycles in the course of the winter. Usually this means a corresponding spate of road construction in the summer. But between the bad economy, the bad winter, and Blagojevitch, there have been some pretty dangerous potholes that aren't getting fixed. So there's at least one community group where people are taking matters into their own hands and fixing the potholes themselves. Nobody is really sure whether this is illegal, or who's responsible if these people get run over. But this is the same way they do things in Costa Rica, for example, where the governments can't afford to worry about little things like traffic safety. The full story is at http://www.city-data.com/forum/chicago/629721-some-residents-filling-potholes-themselves.html
Thanks for playing! I'll have a new puzzle up as soon as I can think of one.

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