Your analogy sucks because children don't have the ability to vote for parents who will serve them better. I agree that lots of rules are dumb, but its hard to complain when the rules were written by people who were popularly elected (or delegated by them). If you really think that registration fees, for example, are… » 8/27/14 1:47am Yesterday 1:47am

The combination of crumple zones and high-strength steel on the newer truck will protect you far better in a collision. Also, after factoring in the engineering and more expensive production techniques, I doubt the newer truck had been "cheapened up." » 8/27/14 1:15am Yesterday 1:15am

You are missing the point and your question is stupid. Seinfeld is probably upset that his car got crunched, but he is definitely far more annoyed at the behavior of the offending driver. I don't have a million-dollar car, but if someone hit my car and behaved in this manner, I'd be furious. This isn't about the risk… » 8/20/14 2:38pm 8/20/14 2:38pm

Yes, you might be assuming too much. I know plenty of Muslim women, including my wife, who wear it by choice. I actually wish she wouldn't wear one, because I think her hair is extremely pretty. Also, fwiw, she is one of the most politically liberal people I know; just a few moments ago she was reading the newspaper… » 7/22/14 8:27pm 7/22/14 8:27pm

Kentuckian here. Somerset is small but not particularly isolated. There are several small towns in the area, all of which had lower gas prices than Somerset. The gas station owners in Somerset were basically being dicks but at the same time there wasn't a strong enough case to prosecute them. Also, poor folks often… » 7/22/14 11:08am 7/22/14 11:08am

That review has pics of a Euro-spec car, even though the text of the review pertains to the US-spec model. So I'm a bit confused about which version they drove. Most of the US-spec VWs have different suspension tuning. It is possible that the C&D review was based on the Euro-spec version while the CR review was about… » 7/19/14 9:56pm 7/19/14 9:56pm