Focusing on skill development rather than wins is an improvement, but the biggest problem is a general lack of soccer culture. It's very difficult to develop the basic skills necessary to become a global superstar player when the game itself isn't "what you do" in your spare time. I don't mean playing pick up games… » 12/17/14 11:30am Wednesday 11:30am

Wouldn't the low oil prices allow China to build up its strategic reserves as well? Seems like it wouldn't give us much of an advantage. As for what you're missing is that OPEC was losing market share to non-traditional oil sources. OPEC isn't trying to serve anyone's interest other than its own - driving out smaller… » 12/16/14 11:07am Tuesday 11:07am

OK, but 140 kph is still only 90 mph - and these guys were going 210 mph. Even if you check your mirrors before you try to pass, you're not going to be expecting the car to be moving as fast as it is if you see it at a distance. It'll be right on top of you WAY before you're expecting it to. » 12/15/14 3:47pm Monday 3:47pm

You may want to factor something about needing a backseat. Ie, do you have kids now or expect them shortly? It chose a Miata for me, which would be ideal except for the presence of tiny people. » 12/12/14 12:47pm 12/12/14 12:47pm

No, it's still a per mile/per minute rate just like taxis. The main problem is 1) taxis don't like the threat to their monopoly, which...whatever, and 2) certain legitimate regulatory aspects of UberX like the drivers' lack of commercial insurance and other liability issues. There's also the fact that Uber seems to be… » 12/10/14 10:15am 12/10/14 10:15am

Groundwater contamination. Improperly maintained storage tanks at gas stations leaked MTBE into aquifers and since it's pretty water soluble, it spreads throughout the system pretty quickly. And once it's in there, it's expensive to clean up. » 12/09/14 10:05am 12/09/14 10:05am

LAX is listed right after JFK on the list. The thing about LAX is that you rarely get flight delays/cancellations due to weather so anytime you factor in on-time percentages, LAX is going to rise about the other terrible airports. But honestly, if LA had Chicago's weather LAX would be the worst in the developed world.… » 12/03/14 5:13pm 12/03/14 5:13pm