Well there's an argument to make that this is nothing more than glorified marketing. A lot of the fuss with Ukraine was about the potential joining of NATO. NATO to smaller countries is a giant fuzzy fleece security blanket and is more desirable than being friends with the Kremlin in a lot of cases. Furthermore the… » 11/13/14 6:54pm 11/13/14 6:54pm

A 2008 Callaway corvette. C7 aside, I don't think vettes are particularly great cars in the first place but figured a callaway version would be an improvement. Nope. It was mainly bodywork and a bolt on supercharger that was largely unusable when coupled with the auto trans in it. Handled terrible, looked awful,… » 10/20/14 7:57pm 10/20/14 7:57pm

Tyler. Really great article as always. Question though.. if we look at the mission currently facing our armed forces and the budgets the military is running, doesn't this ship fit in pretty well? Maybe not as a true amphibious option or a dedicated capital ship but it does work as a cheaper alternative to to an entire… » 10/14/14 5:25pm 10/14/14 5:25pm

I love John Oliver but I have to say he was wrong on this one. Over the past 5 years estimates put total death rate from Drones at what, 2500 people give or take? Some of that being combatants. He's making the point that Pakistani people have to live in total fear of the blue sky since death might come out of nowhere… » 9/30/14 3:59pm 9/30/14 3:59pm

Genuine question. Why do we need to use this thing to conduct these missions? Isn't it like $60K bucks or something per hour to fly? During the ISIS air operations, has anyone shot back? I totally get we need to be technologically superior on the battle field but isn't this kinda the equivalent of using photon… » 9/30/14 2:53pm 9/30/14 2:53pm

I towed 14,500 cross country with a 4 door tundra. Gross combined was just short of 20K pounds. Only mod to the truck was Timbren helper springs. NY to Cali I got 7.5 MPG. It never dropped below third gear going over the Rockies or the Sierras and always could maintain the speed limit. Didn't burn a drop of oil… » 9/30/14 1:16pm 9/30/14 1:16pm

Re #8. why does everyone feel the need to compare the vette to a 911? It such a different buyer. It's like trying to say Coors Light competes against German craft beers at Octoberfest. Both are good in their own right but don't compete. Generally speaking, The people that go buy Corvettes and Camaros don't go shopping… » 9/30/14 1:09pm 9/30/14 1:09pm

Tom, you're making one big assumption which is that people understand how financing works. You have all good and true points the only caveat is that a lot of people in this country are fairly stupid and don't know how a loan or a mortgage works and just see that fact that they can get into that shiny red Camaro for… » 9/26/14 1:32pm 9/26/14 1:32pm

Just moved the the bay area and i've determined based on the number of mtn bike loving, surf bums that roll around in VW busses loaded with their bikes, boards, clothes for 3 days and their token rescue dog and hemped out girlfriend that this thing would sell like wild fire in Nor Cal. » 9/25/14 1:43pm 9/25/14 1:43pm

after looking at the comments to this article I think we should make a distinction between local police and highway patrol/state troopers seen here. I have never in my life met a state trooper or highway patrol officer that wasn't an arrogant, over reaching, useless waste of tax dollars. Albeit, this guy was being a… » 9/24/14 5:36pm 9/24/14 5:36pm