• What is a good, modern, conspiracy thriller book that's on par with the Bourne series?

    I read the trilogy and a couple sequel books, but didn't really enjoy any of the later ones. I also love the movies. So what are some books /or series that's relatively modern, that's on par with the Bourne trilogy by Robert Ludlum?
    I read the trilogy and a couple sequel books, but didn't really enjoy any of the later ones. I also love the movies. So what are some books /or series that's relatively modern, that's on par with the Bourne trilogy by Robert Ludlum?
    1 answer · Books & Authors · 2 days ago
  • What are the pros and cons of making Puerto Rico, the 51st state of the United States of America?

    The residents are already US citizens, can join the US Military, and are a territory of the US. Residents can move freely from the island to the US as they wish. Why not just make them a state officially?
    The residents are already US citizens, can join the US Military, and are a territory of the US. Residents can move freely from the island to the US as they wish. Why not just make them a state officially?
    19 answers · Politics · 3 days ago
  • Do you want to see another Cavs and Warriors NBA Finals match up?

    It would be the fourth in a row, likely dubbed the Quadrilogy (though Tetralogy is the "official" name for four things). If not, who do you want to see in the Finals?
    It would be the fourth in a row, likely dubbed the Quadrilogy (though Tetralogy is the "official" name for four things). If not, who do you want to see in the Finals?
    9 answers · Basketball · 4 days ago
  • Conservatives, what are your opinions of Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson?

    AKA "Diamond and Silk". Do you think they are truly conservatives, or just using their platform of Facebook issue to be "popular"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_an...
    AKA "Diamond and Silk". Do you think they are truly conservatives, or just using their platform of Facebook issue to be "popular"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_an...
    4 answers · Politics · 1 week ago
  • Do you think Bryce Harper will be traded if the Nationals aren't in first place by July 31st?

    I know it's early in the year, but he's in his last year of his contract, and if the Nats aren't in contention or well behind first place, it'd be interesting if any teams would request talk for a trade of top prospects /or roster players. I really doubt if the Nats will be able to keep Harper, and it's not like they... show more
    I know it's early in the year, but he's in his last year of his contract, and if the Nats aren't in contention or well behind first place, it'd be interesting if any teams would request talk for a trade of top prospects /or roster players. I really doubt if the Nats will be able to keep Harper, and it's not like they couldn't try do so anyway, if he still ends up being a FA after this year, trade or no trade. but if the Nats are clearly out of contention for first place by the trade deadline, do you think Harper would accept a trade to a contending team? The Nationals have their own history as well of not doing well in the play offs. so maybe Harper would consider a trade to try to get a chance to win.
    6 answers · Baseball · 1 week ago
  • What are some good military / sniper movies?

    Either movies based on them, real or fiction, but have at least good long scenes if not about the entire film. Here are the ones i have already to give you an idea - Act of Valor American Sniper Bourne Supremacy Captain Phillips The Hurt Locker Jack Reacher Lone Survivor Saving Private Ryan Zero Dark Thirty What other movies should I look into?
    Either movies based on them, real or fiction, but have at least good long scenes if not about the entire film. Here are the ones i have already to give you an idea - Act of Valor American Sniper Bourne Supremacy Captain Phillips The Hurt Locker Jack Reacher Lone Survivor Saving Private Ryan Zero Dark Thirty What other movies should I look into?
    5 answers · Movies · 2 weeks ago
  • What size storage iPad do you have?

    I know if you download a lot of movies or entertainment, you should get a larger size. so i'm asking what size you have, and what function you use it for? did you get it new or used, wifi only or with cellular? i would only get it wifi, as i still have an iPhone if i need to use any cellular activity. what size screen did you get too? ... show more
    I know if you download a lot of movies or entertainment, you should get a larger size. so i'm asking what size you have, and what function you use it for? did you get it new or used, wifi only or with cellular? i would only get it wifi, as i still have an iPhone if i need to use any cellular activity. what size screen did you get too? for watching TV and movies, is 10" a good size for one person? i was looking at getting the 256 GB option ipad pro.
    3 answers · PDAs & Handhelds · 2 weeks ago
  • Isn't it great we have the FBI follow the LAW, and not be personal minions to the current President?

    Just because Trump doesn't like something the FBI are doing, doesn't mean it's illegal. they wouldn't have raided Cohen's home and office (which requires a warrant from a judge btw), unless they really think they could get information of illegal activity by Cohen or Trump himself. Trump is reacting in denial like all... show more
    Just because Trump doesn't like something the FBI are doing, doesn't mean it's illegal. they wouldn't have raided Cohen's home and office (which requires a warrant from a judge btw), unless they really think they could get information of illegal activity by Cohen or Trump himself. Trump is reacting in denial like all criminals do. it seems Mueller is possibly coming close to the end of his investigation, and could see some more indictments soon, to Cohen and possibly even Trump.
    8 answers · Law & Ethics · 2 weeks ago
  • What should the Cubs do by the trade deadline to help them go deep into the post season again?

    They have Quintana now for a full year and have been really good. Darvish showed what he can do in his second start last weekend, so i'm not worried about him. we finally got to use Morrow, our new closer from the Dodgers and he's 2/2 in saves. and the rest of our bullpen has been outstanding. our hitting so far is slowly coming... show more
    They have Quintana now for a full year and have been really good. Darvish showed what he can do in his second start last weekend, so i'm not worried about him. we finally got to use Morrow, our new closer from the Dodgers and he's 2/2 in saves. and the rest of our bullpen has been outstanding. our hitting so far is slowly coming together. KB is good as usual, and Zobrist is heating up. Rizzo is fighting a back injury and was struggling previously. same with Happ, though he hit a lead off, opening day home run, he's only had a couple hits since then, and strikes out a lot. Almora's been doing OK. and everyone else is the same. in 2016, we traded for Chapman to help us win the World Series. in 2017, we traded for Q to bolster our rotation for years to come. if everyone is clicking and we're on top by July 31st, do we need to make a trade? we really don't have any top prospects to do so, so it'd have to be someone on our roster. It'd be funny i think if we traded for Harper, depending how the Nats are doing. but it likely won't happen. I know it's early in the season, but it's still fun to discuss.
    4 answers · Baseball · 2 weeks ago
  • Poll - watch: left or right wrist?

    BQ: are you left or right handed?
    BQ: are you left or right handed?
    14 answers · Polls & Surveys · 3 weeks ago
  • Where do you think Bryce Harper will play next season?

    I doubt he wants to stay with the Nats, even if they get him his contract, they just can't get far into the play offs. The Yankees likely won't be able to afford him, after acquiring Stanton's contract, and will soon have to pay Judge and Sanchez. The Cubs are still the favorites to land him. though that will be interesting if the... show more
    I doubt he wants to stay with the Nats, even if they get him his contract, they just can't get far into the play offs. The Yankees likely won't be able to afford him, after acquiring Stanton's contract, and will soon have to pay Judge and Sanchez. The Cubs are still the favorites to land him. though that will be interesting if the Cubs want to lock up KB, and with Heyward's contract, who also plays RF. Maybe if Heyward is willing to renegotiate his contract, or take a trade, (his no trade clause expires after this year), the Cubs could make it work. Heyward can also opt out after this year too. But i'd doubt he would do that, unless he just has a heart of gold. But they would have to lose someone likely to get Harper. I'm sure the Dodgers will make a run for Harper.
    11 answers · Baseball · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do people still watch Fox News?

    Laura Ingraham just attacked David Hogg for having a 4.1 GPA, but not being able to get into any colleges yet. she says he whines about it after applying to a couple schools. and ONLY because her advertisers are leaving her program, did she issue a scripted apology. it's pathetic how these newscasters attack these kids. and she goes on to... show more
    Laura Ingraham just attacked David Hogg for having a 4.1 GPA, but not being able to get into any colleges yet. she says he whines about it after applying to a couple schools. and ONLY because her advertisers are leaving her program, did she issue a scripted apology. it's pathetic how these newscasters attack these kids. and she goes on to claim that she believes he was the first one on her show after the incident, which means nothing.
    10 answers · Media & Journalism · 3 weeks ago
  • Will you continue to watch the NFL if they eliminate kickoffs all together?

    That's been discussed with the latest rule changes to eliminating tackles with the helmet. now any player who uses their helmet to tackle, whether they're a ball carrier or not, could be ejected. the committee has also suggested eliminating kick offs all together if injuries from that play alone aren't reduced or eliminated. ... show more
    That's been discussed with the latest rule changes to eliminating tackles with the helmet. now any player who uses their helmet to tackle, whether they're a ball carrier or not, could be ejected. the committee has also suggested eliminating kick offs all together if injuries from that play alone aren't reduced or eliminated. probably not this year, but maybe as soon as next year.
    12 answers · Football (American) · 4 weeks ago
  • Poll - do you still use Facebook?

    I stopped using them personally six years ago. I just use Twitter and YouTube for social media sites. But with their issues popping up regarding privacy concerns lately, if you do use Facebook, will you discontinue using it?
    I stopped using them personally six years ago. I just use Twitter and YouTube for social media sites. But with their issues popping up regarding privacy concerns lately, if you do use Facebook, will you discontinue using it?
    17 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 weeks ago
  • How is Sea of Thieves?

    besides some technical issues the game's been having, is it fun otherwise? I heard you really have to be in a consistent group to get any sort of steam going, and it's really hard to progress on your own. Is it really fun overall? I'm sure they'll add more content down the road, but right now it all just seems really repetitive... show more
    besides some technical issues the game's been having, is it fun otherwise? I heard you really have to be in a consistent group to get any sort of steam going, and it's really hard to progress on your own. Is it really fun overall? I'm sure they'll add more content down the road, but right now it all just seems really repetitive and not worth $60. if i get it, i'll probably wait for a sale.
    3 answers · Video & Online Games · 4 weeks ago
  • When was the last time you replaced your laptop PC?

    If it was recent, within the past year, when was the last time before that? Did you wait for your last one to fail? Was it starting to break down, and started shopping for a new one? What was your old one, and what new one did you get? What do you use it for primarily? What was your price range? Just looking for information, as mine is a... show more
    If it was recent, within the past year, when was the last time before that? Did you wait for your last one to fail? Was it starting to break down, and started shopping for a new one? What was your old one, and what new one did you get? What do you use it for primarily? What was your price range? Just looking for information, as mine is a little over five years old. It still runs fine, but has hiccups about every six months or so, so I'm keeping an eye out for deals. I don't use mine for heavy gaming, as I play on console. mainly for work, media, internet, and light gaming.
    6 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 4 weeks ago
  • Does anyone else NOT particularly like the Deadpool movies?

    I know the new ones follow the comics more accurately, and I like Ryan Reynolds in general, but i think the Deadpool movies are just over hyped, and the first one overrated. it's a fun action film, but i think it just over does it too much with the vulgar language and fourth wall interaction. again, i know it's true to the original comic... show more
    I know the new ones follow the comics more accurately, and I like Ryan Reynolds in general, but i think the Deadpool movies are just over hyped, and the first one overrated. it's a fun action film, but i think it just over does it too much with the vulgar language and fourth wall interaction. again, i know it's true to the original comic for the most part, but it all just feels forced to me and overdoing it.
    5 answers · Movies · 1 month ago
  • Is it better to be an exempt, or non-exempt employee?

    exempt are salaried base employees, but can't earn overtime hours. non exempt are hourly employees, can earn over time hours, but may not get all company benefits they offer.
    exempt are salaried base employees, but can't earn overtime hours. non exempt are hourly employees, can earn over time hours, but may not get all company benefits they offer.
    7 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 month ago
  • Why is it the Republicans response to some laws that if others didn't work, they won't work now?

    While they call for more security in schools and other public settings, they don't want gun laws. they just claim that, since it already isn't working, we shouldn't try something else in order to PREVENT any incidents at all. they are just waiting for shooters to come to schools and cause devastation. sure, the officer at the... show more
    While they call for more security in schools and other public settings, they don't want gun laws. they just claim that, since it already isn't working, we shouldn't try something else in order to PREVENT any incidents at all. they are just waiting for shooters to come to schools and cause devastation. sure, the officer at the Maryland high school stopped the shooter, but the shooter already got to a couple of people and injured them. the shooter at the school today had a hand gun. this is why we need stronger back ground checks, no firearms to people with history of violence or mental health, or other serious issues, like domestic violence. recently, a former NFL player posted a picture on social media of his shotgun, and with a phrase regarding bullying, revenge, and his high school. he was arrested and questioned because of that post. we need more online monitoring as well. but we should still prevent other loopholes since that almost anyone can acquire a firearm. we can't just sit by and do nothing after school shooting. it's becoming to norm, and it's sickening. there are 17 school shootings this year alone.
    9 answers · Politics · 1 month ago
  • Poll - deck or patio?

    which do you prefer?
    which do you prefer?
    7 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 month ago