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Old 05-27-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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The days of Italians, blacks and Puerto Ricans running and gunning around NYC is over. NYC is mutually controlled by the Wasp/Jewish Alliance.
I'd have to concur. The Wasp/Jewish alliance from all appearances tends to be the one in power and have most of the money. Yes, there's other wealthy and powerful groups too but broadly speaking...
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:43 PM
 
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There have always been wealthy and powerful people in NYC. Only a small subset have been mobsters. They're marked by getting their money power through organized violence and other illegal activity. This is not what the WASPs and the Jews do. They control the definition of legality, and make what they want to do legal.

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I'd have to concur. The Wasp/Jewish alliance from all appearances tends to be the one in power and have most of the money. Yes, there's other wealthy and powerful groups too but broadly speaking...
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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There have always been wealthy and powerful people in NYC. Only a small subset have been mobsters. They're marked by getting their money power through organized violence and other illegal activity. This is not what the WASPs and the Jews do. They control the definition of legality, and make what they want to do legal.
Thank you for explaining correctly to the posters on this thread.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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Compared to what? Now we ha people like Jamie Dimon instead.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:01 PM
 
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The simple fact is that no one pays attention to the mob anymore and could care less what they do.

The focus today is just on street level dealers and petty criminals. They are usually accompanied by violent shootings.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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NY has a lot of wealthy white Catholics too. And don't forget the wealthy foreignets, especially the Europeans and Asians.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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You know back in the 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's, New York City used to be a haven for mob activity. Mobsters like the Gambino family, Genovese family, Lucchese family, Bonanno family, Colombo family used to rule NYC. Is it still like that nowadays?
I went through little Italy a week ago but was not given an offer I couldn't refuse.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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There have always been wealthy and powerful people in NYC. Only a small subset have been mobsters. They're marked by getting their money power through organized violence and other illegal activity. This is not what the WASPs and the Jews do. They control the definition of legality, and make what they want to do legal.
If not for the police and military having the monopoly on violence, than the term legal means nothing. But yeh I agree and disagree. I agree they control the definition of legality, but that control only comes from the ability to exact violence which is monopolized by the state.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Actually there are Jewish mobsters and they have had various factions for quite some time. Jewish people have their thugs too. Look ip the history of Jewish organized crime.
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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The simple fact is that no one pays attention to the mob anymore and could care less what they do.

The focus today is just on street level dealers and petty criminals. They are usually accompanied by violent shootings.
Guess you missed that big Heroin bust a week or so ago involving the Italian and NYC Mafia.

Italy, U.S. break up mafia cocaine trafficking ring | Europe | Worldbulletin News

One good thing about the Sopranos series was it showed how the "mob" was having to adjust to modern times and that included the economy.

You cannot shake down local businesses for "extortion/protection" money when they are owned by large multi-national companies like Starbucks. As the kid manger explains to Patsy "every thing in this place is accounted for on computer, from the money in the register to the packets of sugar" (or some such). The kid further explains if even one cent is missing he will be gone and someone else will take his place. Patsy leaves empty handed and says "It's all over for the little guy".

You saw that theme several times as Patsy and the other guys went around to collect their tastes only to find this or that place had been sold/closed.

Technology has changed the world and that includes many of the businesses organized crime once had a strangle hold upon. Prostitution has moved to largely indoor activity with everyone and their mother (or father) using online adverts. How can you shake down a brothel for "protection" when there isn't a whorehouse to start with/street walkers on the "street".

The Mafia now makes much if its money in things the old Godfathers deplored such as hard core drugs. They also are involved in online crime (including if you believe federal LE) sealing tax refunds by filing fake returns online.

Mafia both in Europe and the USA of all sorts (Italian, Eastern European, etc...) keep themselves busy with high profile theft (such as those large jewelry heists that happen like clock work all over Western Europe), art theft, smuggling (goods as well as people), and so forth.

Any reputable LE knows street level "thugs" aren't worth much. They are expendable and often not the brains behind any outfit. The bosses are further up the food chain and are often harder to bring down.
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