First off, I´d like to introduce myself as I am a new member to this community. My name is Leonardo, I am called Leonard or Leo by friends and family, doesnt matter to me. I am twenty years old and…Continue
"Well I will second the Star Wars universe, I recommend the rogue squadron books, one of my personal spy type favorites, has to be time clancy's "without remorse" it opens the door to so many of his other books, a warning, it's…"
"6 Pages of responses, and no "Fight Club" ?? Whats the world of manliness coming to?!
All kidding aside, I do highly recommend Fight Club as a primer into the writing of Chuck Palahniuk. That one is my favorite, and then I'd also…"
"I think a book that all men and young adults should read is "A Painted House" by John Grisham. It is not a standard legal thriller by Grisham but a coming of age tale about a poor boy in 1950's Arkansas. Nothing too…"
I have never been a big series-reader, but I did like John Grisham alot when I was in high school. My favorite books involve places I have been or want to go- the American West and Africa have their fair shares of adventure and explorer…"
"Personally I enjoy a lot of Sci-Fi and fantasy. If you want a funny book, try anything by Terry Pratchett for fantasy, and Douglass Adams for Sci-Fi. I will warn you, The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy Series is great, but the last book ruins…"
"Best fantasy I've read since Tolkien, The name of the wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned already. +1 on Tolkien. Anything by: C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton (both have philosophy, essays, and fiction, read…"
"'The Time Machine', 'The Invisible man' and 'War of the worlds' by H. G. Wells are all great reads for some classic sci-fi. I'd also recommend some of the Sherlock Holmes stories. As for American literature,…"
One of the most inspiring books I have ever read was a suggestion by this site: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. It chronicles the early life and upbringing of the American president; how he overcame illness and laid…"
"Generally, i like classics. Moby Dick, anything Hemingway wrote, The Divine Comedy (although the Paradiso put me to sleep), and H.P Lovercraft's works being my favorites. I'm Just now digging into Paradise Lost, and loving it. For…"
"First, if you are 20 and helping support the family, then props to you. True mark of manliness. Been there, done that (24 now).
As to books...besides the Bible...hmm. Not an easy choice, as I more like nonfiction. So if I…"
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"Alot of things decide sentence severity. One of those is previous record.
I could be wrong but my understanding of most of the statistics only include severity of the single crime, not previous offenses."
"and so there is a good argument to be made that the differences in sentences were motivated by racial animus, rather than a desire to punish trafficking in more dangerous substances more severely.
My instincts would be that the differences in…"
"There is documented evidence that, for otherwise identical crimes, whites routinely receive a significantly lighter sentence than people of color. So, yes, it does appear that a racial bias does exist.
Whether this is an institutional…"
"It's definitely the case that most people, and most blacks, in prison are there for non-violent crimes. It's also definitely the case that different forms of cocaine are treated differently by the sentencing statutes. It is my…"
"Unless you think blacks are locked up for usually victimless, definitely non-violent, crimes, and that the sentencing provisions either explicitly or implicitly discriminate on the basis of race through meaningless distinctions regarding…"