Because the town was built specifically to house mine workers and all those buildings were owned by the mining company. When that particular mine closed, there was no longer any reason for anyone to live there. No other source of employment, no more services provided by the company, its in the middle of nowhere in an… » 11/20/14 10:39pm Yesterday 10:39pm

We built a bathroom at work that had motion sensing toilets and lights. If you didn't move around enough for like 4 minutes, it would go dark. Reaching forward to wave your hand at the light sensor would cause the toilet to flush. Vicious cycle. » 11/20/14 8:19pm Yesterday 8:19pm

We don't. The vast majority of cars sold here have had it for many years. IRS is only a big deal on the Mustang because it was such a hold out for so long. Its an iconic car and was the last one on the market to finally give up the solid rear axle quite a long time after everyone else already did. » 11/20/14 8:13pm Yesterday 8:13pm

I think a thick C pillar is easier to pull off stylistically. And the rising belt line isn't a total necessity - it's part current fashion, part customer perception, part expediency. More glass means more weight and more cost and more reinforcing to keep rigidity, which adds more weight and cost. » 11/20/14 7:56pm Yesterday 7:56pm

Chrysler's Dodge Dart launch got off to a very rocky start primarily because they failed to properly account for the fact that they hadn't sold a compact car in a long time and didn't find a way to properly re-introduce themselves to compact customers. » 11/20/14 5:59pm Yesterday 5:59pm

Well, it came out during the Great Depression, not exactly a good time for luxury car sales. The Duesenberg Model J was a commercial failure too, doesn't mean people didn't want it, they either couldn't afford it or thought driving it would send the wrong message in bad economic times. » 11/19/14 7:15pm Wednesday 7:15pm