Oil companies get a regular tax deduction, just like any other business in the US. They do not get subsidized (that is a flat out inaccuracy), but they get credits, just like you do if you have a mortgage, invest in R&D, or your earned income credit. In fact, they get LESS deductions than any other industry. But they… » 10/30/14 10:17pm Yesterday 10:17pm

I'd have to have a closer look at the system, but this does not look very good. I see no kind of waterproofing or rain-screen. Unless that is what that black stuff is. The other issue is internal moisture escaping. I do not see any kind of air-gaps at all in the product to allow interior moisture out, and let any… » 10/30/14 8:34pm Yesterday 8:34pm

Hopefully this will eat into Subaru's territory. Looks like a great little all-roader for nasty or snowy commutes or rough back roads (or Detroit). Let's hope the quality is better than other Chrysler/Fiat vehicles of late. I may actually go an look at one. » 10/30/14 8:19pm Yesterday 8:19pm

Candy corn is not evil, you just have to get the right kind. I only buy the Brach's made with Honey. They tend to be creamier and not have that nasty waxy texture the lesser kernel kompanies produce, and are less "grainy." And the chocoleet ones are pretty good, too. The other flavors, while I haven't had all of them,… » 10/30/14 7:52pm Yesterday 7:52pm

I'd actually feel safer if the mall had the information, not the cops. It is pretty much like going to the gas station where they have surveillance cameras focused on your tags at the pumps....the info is only used when a crime has been committed and is held onto for a very limited time. Who knows what the cops are… » 10/30/14 7:46pm Yesterday 7:46pm

Donald Trump fired his old 727 and got himself the ideal private jet...a used 757. Not too big, not small by any means. ETOPS certifiable for transoceanic flights, and stupidly overpowered so it can fly in and out of pretty small airports for such a large plane (the 727 was too). Plus, them Rolls-Royce engines sound… » 10/29/14 9:04pm Wednesday 9:04pm

The cold open was exceptionally good this week. Kenan's Al Sharpton just gets better and better. The rest of it was....meh. If they can't do a consistently good show with Jim Carey, then there is no hope for the rest of the season. Even 'Drunk Uncle' was pretty much horrid...started strong, but really trailed off… » 10/26/14 11:01am Sunday 11:01am

And probably for being someone's reference for their background checks. I'm a reference for two people with clearances. I got phone call from FBI, and even an "impromptu" visit from an agent at my place of employment...which went over well with my bosses when the dude flashed his badge at the door. » 10/25/14 9:39pm Saturday 9:39pm

This is a bidniss jet, not a personal jet, so total opulence isn't practical. These things cost enough to begin with, so if you were to outfit one to sheik-levels of gaudiness and Donald Trump gold-platedness, the shareholders might get pissed. It is more about comfort and efficiency. The fact that this thing has a… » 10/25/14 3:04pm 10/25/14 3:04pm