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The Godfather Trilogy
5 minutes ago
Originally Posted by MeyerLansky
imo not taking the time forward so much
they should have made it closer to no 2
or change the script completely


I think parts of the story, script and time period could have worked. But I wholeheartedly agree. That was one of the gripes that Coppola had, I think he wanted around 6 months or so to write a script but because he was at the studio’s mercy(his previous movies had flopped) they only gave him 2 months.
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Organized Crime - Real Life
9 minutes ago
Originally Posted by TheKillingJoke
In Europe, Chinese OC has always been involved in heroin in a major way. From as early as the 70's, big time drug dealers from the Netherlands, France, Belgium...made frequent trips to Chinese restaurants in Amsterdam to get their heroin supply. The Cantonese 14K Triad had a lot of power in that business in the early 70's, but when law enforcement started to close in on the Cantonese, the Singapore-based Ah Kong came into play. The Ah Kong filled the void the 14K left had most of the Chinese heroin trade in Europe down from the mid 70's to the mid 80's. Although they were regarded as a Singapore-based Triad, its members had mostly roots in the Fujian province and family members who lived in for instance Mainland China and Malaysia were part of the Triad as well. Unlike the Hong Kong-based Triads, the Ah Kong has gone supposedly extinct, but they were an extremely powerful (and extremely vicious) Triad in their prime. They were a source of heroin for tons of traffickers throughout Europe and I'm willing to bet that most of the heroin in Brussels (which was a huge heroin market those days) could be traced back to them.

The Sicilian mafia was definitely involved in heroin as well, but in Europe I don't think they were as big as a source as the Chinese were in the 70's and 80's. Especially from the mid 70's to mid 80's with the Corleone-Palermo conflict, a lot of European traffickers did business with the Chinese instead. The USA is a different story.

The role of the Corsicans, even during the 70's and 80's, isn't to be underestimated either when it comes to the European heroin business. Even though the days of the "French Connection" were long gone, they were definitely still involved. They hid very well, but in the Brussels area there were dodgy characters from the Corsican underworld active. There are reports of a local criminal being sighted with one or two Corsicans at some cafe only to float up dead a week later in a place as far away as Le Havre.
I remember a story my uncle (who's from the Brussels region) told me that in the 70's he had some shady neighbor who he had seen talking with a few Corsicans repeatedly for some time. One day the guy packed his bags, left Brussels and supposedly moved to the South of France. A few weeks later they allegedly found his charred corpse with a bullet in the brain in the trunk of some burned-out car. Almost as if being sighted with a Corsican was an impending death sentence for mid-level criminals in those days.

The Colombian community was never as huge in Europe and even the USA as the Italian community is, but they definitely had their distribution cells. In Amsterdam in the late 70's and throughout the 80's there were Colombian criminals hiding who could provide the necessary. In the USA, especially on the East Coast, there were Colombian crime groups active in the wholesaling of cocaine. Lots of them in the Miami area and quite a few in New York as well.

In Europe the hashish business was under the control of the Dutch criminal organizations in the 70's and 80's. Even before Klaas Bruinsma you had Piet Clement and Henk Rommy ("The Black Cobra", a Surinamese guy, but his entourage was largely Dutch) who were behind enormous hashish transports. Piet Clement for instance used the Antwerp port to smuggle in tons of hashish in containers filled with entrails for the slaughterhouses.

The 70's and the 80's were shady as hell.


Great overview. My only question is, why did the Ndrangheta go to the Chinese for heroin exactly? Couldn’t they have just gotten it from the sicilians? Or did they want to get their supply straight from the source instead?
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Sports
17 minutes ago
I’m not sure where Harper is going at this point. I still believe that he will end up with the Nats again.
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BB Word Games
57 minutes ago
We’re stumped mickeybats....you might as well post a fresh one.
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General Discussion / Other
1 hour ago


Eugenio Bennato - Ninco Nanco

Ninco Nanco when he lives will be a thorn in the side
Ninco Nanco when he dies will be a thorn in the side

1859, the old king Bourbon dies
and on his throne go his son, 23 years, is still a boy.
It's time to take advantage of this power vacuum,
of that kingdom in the middle of the sea defended only by sirens.
And the Bank of Naples is ideal to recoup the costs,
to cover the deficit of the Piedmont finance.

And Ninco Nanco must die because the history so must go
and the South is a land of conquest and Ninco Nanco would rebel,
and Ninco Nanco must die because if he lives could speak
and he speaks could say something good about the South.

Ninco Nanco when he lives will be a thorn in the side
Ninco Nanco when he dies will be a thorn in the side
Ninco Nanco when he lives will be a thorn in the side
Ninco Nanco when he dies will be a thorn in the side

And the Sulfur of Sicily and the shipyards in Castellammare
and silk factories [1] and Gaeta to bomb [2].
It is the ideal that makes war, a declared war
to see who gone win between the gun and the tammurriata,
and that the tammurriata is superstition, it's astory that must end
and here we made the Italy or dies [3] and Ninco Nanco must die.

And Ninco Nanco must die because the history so must go
and the South is a land of conquest and Ninco Nanco would rebel,
and Ninco Nanco must die because if he lives could speak
and he speaks could say something good about the South.

Ninco Nanco when he lives will be a thorn in the side
Ninco Nanco when he dies will be a thorn in the side
Ninco Nanco when he lives will be a thorn in the side
Ninco Nanco when he dies will be a thorn in the side

And to defeat brigandage and inaugurate the emigration
it is necessary to kill courage and Ninco Nanco is better that die.
Because he was born as farmer and killing him is not a crime
and after a shot of revolver they also photographed him [4].
And his soul is already distant, but on his face is the smile,
the last challenge of a brigand: "How beautiful is to die killed"

And Ninco Nanco must die because the history so must go
and the South is a land of conquest and Ninco Nanco would rebel,
and Ninco Nanco must die because if he lives could speak
and he speaks could say something good about the South.

And Ninco Nanco to be eliminated and if he dies who cares,
on his grave not even a flower, no one prays on his grave.

And Ninco Nanco to kill, won't his name mentioned anymore,
will be cursed history, would be cursed this song..

And Ninco Nanco must die because the history so must go
and the South is a land of conquest and Ninco Nanco would rebel,
and Ninco Nanco must die because if he lives could speak
and he speaks could say something good about the South.

and Ninco Nanco must die because if he lives could speak
and he speaks could say something good about the South.

[1] Under the Bourbons of Naples, the south had many industries including the silk factory of San Leucio, the shipyards of Castellamare and the Sicilian sulfur mines, as sulfur was in great demand in the 1800s and the England couldn't control the price financed the fall of the Bourbons of Naples;
[2]With the siege of Gaeta and the fall of the city on February 13, 1861, the whole kingdom of Naples was conquered by the Piedmontese army;
[3] "Qui o si fa l'Italia o si muore" (Or We made the Italy or we die) It's a famous phrase spoken by Garibaldi after landing in Sicily;
[4] The Piedmontese soldiers after killing the brigands, photographed them to show the end that was reserved for those who rebelled. Many alleged brigands were also beheaded by the dead and the heads sent to Turin to Cesare Lombroso to be examined.
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Organized Crime - Real Life
2 hours ago
Professional hitman wanted by police for murders in three countries http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profil...d-by-police-for-murders-in-three-countri
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Organized Crime - Real Life
2 hours ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-Facebook-followers-help-legal-fees.html

Hells Angels boss who 'brutally bashed a disabled and defenceless pub patron' begs Facebook followers for help with his legal fees
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Organized Crime - Real Life
2 hours ago
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Organized Crime - Real Life
3 hours ago
http://thejewishvoice.com/2019/02/2...oney-laundering-bribery-to-return-to-us/

Goldman Sachs Exec Accused of Money Laundering & Bribery to Return to US
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General Discussion / Other
7 hours ago
Originally Posted by MeyerLansky
Watching cleopatra 1963 movie

ohh how time passed
that was a great movie !
as i mention here in this thread and forum (i've open a thread especially for that)
that old movies imo are better then those new ones...
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The Godfather Trilogy
7 hours ago
Originally Posted by Turnbull
This is a good question.

Vito's wealth came from gambling and unions. Michael at the end of GF pulled up stakes and moved to Nevada, presumably to focus exclusively on legal gambling by owning or controlling casinos. He denied ownership during his Senate testimony, but as Geary said to him earlier, "You own or control three hotels" and was trying to get into a fourth. They would have provided him with enough wealth (especially if he was skimming the profits) to set him up in that Tahoe estate. I'm also guessing that since Pentangeli (and Clemenza befor him) were caporegimes in New York under Michael, he was receiving tribute from their NY operations. That money could have been very substantial since Michael had whacked the heads of the other families in 1955, thus weakening competition in NY.

The mystery is how he got so fabulously wealthy by 1979, at the beginning of III. He had a foundation that was able to give $100 million in charity to Sicily, and he was able to lend the Vatican Bank $600 million--even after "he sold the casinos," as Dominick Abbandando told the press (and as we know from II, never got Roth's Havana holdings).

Vito never was into drug dealing--he reluctantly agreed to provide police and political protection to the other families who were dealing drugs. He got a "fee" for providing those services from the other Dons, but since he agreed to do it from a position of weakness, the fees probably didn't amount to much. I can't see Michael connected to the drugs business in any way because it was too dangerous to his attempts to appear "legitimate."


Thank you. I think I read that Michael realized when he took over that the family had significant real estate holdings as well as investments in firms on Wall Street. Maybe he made the bulk of his cash from that as well as his casinos, hotels etc. But you are correct, he was giving away a lot of money. But they never go into too much detail about it. I’m sure he was already an extremely rich man by the time Godfather 2 came along, but around 20 years later he is a bonafide mogul with enough cash to buy the real estate company of the Vatican.
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Organized Crime - Real Life
8 hours ago
https://www.breitbart.com/border/20...to-drug-cartels-denounces-more-security/

Texas Sheriff from Agency Historically Linked to Drug Cartels Denounces More Border Security
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Organized Crime - Real Life
10 hours ago
Wow..what an article...spiros was huge up here forever, move game king since late 80s..I know they mention him in article, but my guess is there wasn’t any connection, he was just following the pattern
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BB Word Games
10 hours ago
By way of
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Sports
11 hours ago
What Harden is doing this year is pretty great
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Food & Drink
11 hours ago
Originally Posted by Irishman12
Wendy's is good but I never go there for some reason. I loved their Baconator when it first came out. Since then they've changed it up (which I don't like). When it first came out it was 3 patties plus 6 strips of bacon. Easy enough. Now you've got the single, double or triple and of course the pricing has gone up. I think for the original Baconator (which is the triple) it's like $9/$10!


I was thinking the same thing yesterday... where did this Son of Baconator come from ( Single burger) . Wowever my wife likes that one better but the prices have seamed to raise.

I got three burgers one large fri , vanillas frosty and a 10 piece chicken nugget for $27 and change.
The burgers are at least 6 bucks and up each.
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General Discussion / Other
Yesterday at 11:56 PM
Just saw that, and Designer Karl Lagerfeld at 85 yrs
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Organized Crime - Real Life
Yesterday at 11:45 PM
Operation against the Casalesi clan in the northeastern region of Veneto. Police arrested 50 people on charges of various crimes, the clan had infiltrated heavily the politics and economy of the region. It is the biggest probe against organized crime in Venice.
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Organized Crime - Real Life
Yesterday at 11:38 PM
Italian police on Tuesday arrested 23 people in busting a drugs gang belonging to the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta mafia.
The arrests were made in Calabria, Campania, Lombardy, Liguria and Puglia, police said.
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Organized Crime - Real Life
Yesterday at 10:06 PM
https://www.insightcrime.org/news/a...voluntary-substitution-efforts-colombia/

Aggressive Coca Eradication Threatens Voluntary Substitution Efforts in Colombia
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Organized Crime - Real Life
Yesterday at 09:12 PM
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General Discussion / Other
Yesterday at 08:28 PM
Do they speak with a Sicilian dialect anywhere other than Sicily? Just how far up or outside of the boot does the dialect/language travel? I’m an American but most of my family is Sicilian(a little Neapolitan too I believe) but I do not speak Italian.
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Organized Crime - Real Life
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
https://vancouversun.com/news/local...-b-c-not-clear-estimates-in-the-billions

Size of money laundering problem in B.C. not clear; estimates in the billions

Report from Paris-based agency says more than $1 billion a year laundered through a B.C. underground bank servicing Mexican cartels, Asian gangs and Middle Eastern crime groups
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General Discussion / Other
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
Why are women always in a rush, slow down... where the heck are you going.

Not just driving, walking around the Supermarket, they speed through like its a mission of survival.

Slow the hell down. And stay outs my way, unless she's really hot.
Then I don't mind.
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General Discussion / Other
Yesterday at 04:00 PM
IT FOLLOWS

Another addition to my running collection of Devil's Advocates series. Seriously, this series is a must for any horror fan looking for an interesting and thought provoking film analysis. This was on the lighter side of the collection, coming in at just 90 pages, but still thoughtful nonetheless. I recently rewatched the film again before reading this and I still love it. The film works as a straight forward entity tracking down those who are next on its list. Or there are a lot of subtext in terms of sex, maturity, the entity, lack of parental oversight as well as other topics that can be unpacked.
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