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Posted 8/10/08 , edited 8/19/08
Are you in favor of the activities of the Italian Mafia? Why or why not? Moreover this is a general thread on Mafia activities so all concerns can be discussed here...


The precise origins of the term Mafia are believed by some to originate in the 19th century, while others place it much further back in the history of Italy. Whatever the lexical origins of the term, organized crime has existed in Italy for over one hundred years and is today involved not only in common criminal activities, but also has influence in the Italian government, the judiciary and the political system...

The Italian Mafia is perhaps best known for its traditional criminal activities such as extortion and running protection rackets. Today’s Mafia in Italy, however, has become much more sophisticated and has diversified its portfolio of criminal activities. Drug dealing, smuggling, kidnap, people trafficking, prostitution rackets, and the bribery of judges and politicians in Italy are all things that the Mafia deals with. In recent years there have been reports of the younger generation of Mafia leaders in Italy trying to diversify into white collar crime to make more money. Often, the profits of criminal activities carried out by the Italian mafia are re invested in legitimate business enterprises. The Mafia in Italy constitutes a formidable economic force which accounts for approximately 10% of Italy’s GDP. Annual turnover of the Italian Mafia is estimated at around 10 billion Euros.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia
Posted 8/10/08
Hong Kong Triads are better!
Posted 8/10/08
^ lol at you saying criminals are better than other criminals....
Posted 8/10/08

chinky_sonny wrote:

Are you in favor of the activities of the Italian Mafia? Why or why not? Moreover this is a general thread on Mafia activities so all concerns can be discussed here.


The precise origins of the term Mafia are believed by some to originate in the 19th century, while others place it much further back in the history of Italy. Whatever the lexical origins of the term, organized crime has existed in Italy for over one hundred years and is today involved not only in common criminal activities, but also has influence in the Italian government, the judiciary and the political system...

The Italian Mafia is perhaps best known for its traditional criminal activities such as extortion and running protection rackets. Today’s Mafia in Italy, however, has become much more sophisticated and has diversified its portfolio of criminal activities. Drug dealing, smuggling, kidnap, people trafficking, prostitution rackets, and the bribery of judges and politicians in Italy are all things that the Mafia deals with. In recent years there have been reports of the younger generation of Mafia leaders in Italy trying to diversify into white collar crime to make more money. Often, the profits of criminal activities carried out by the Italian mafia are re invested in legitimate business enterprises. The Mafia in Italy constitutes a formidable economic force which accounts for approximately 10% of Italy’s GDP. Annual turnover of the Italian Mafia is estimated at around 10 billion Euros.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia


what number thread is this
Posted 8/10/08 , edited 8/10/08

Your_Typical_Friend wrote:


chinky_sonny wrote:

Are you in favor of the activities of the Italian Mafia? Why or why not? Moreover this is a general thread on Mafia activities so all concerns can be discussed here.


The precise origins of the term Mafia are believed by some to originate in the 19th century, while others place it much further back in the history of Italy. Whatever the lexical origins of the term, organized crime has existed in Italy for over one hundred years and is today involved not only in common criminal activities, but also has influence in the Italian government, the judiciary and the political system...

The Italian Mafia is perhaps best known for its traditional criminal activities such as extortion and running protection rackets. Today’s Mafia in Italy, however, has become much more sophisticated and has diversified its portfolio of criminal activities. Drug dealing, smuggling, kidnap, people trafficking, prostitution rackets, and the bribery of judges and politicians in Italy are all things that the Mafia deals with. In recent years there have been reports of the younger generation of Mafia leaders in Italy trying to diversify into white collar crime to make more money. Often, the profits of criminal activities carried out by the Italian mafia are re invested in legitimate business enterprises. The Mafia in Italy constitutes a formidable economic force which accounts for approximately 10% of Italy’s GDP. Annual turnover of the Italian Mafia is estimated at around 10 billion Euros.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia


what number thread is this

you two having a thread making race or sumffin <_<?

Posted 8/10/08 , edited 8/10/08

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Your_Typical_Friend wrote:

what number thread is this

you two having a thread making race or sumffin <_<?



........no. i already hold the record for most threads and i'm the first to ever reach 100 threads
Posted 8/10/08
organized crime = fail

period >.> or unless you're making a bunch of dough off of it then you're doing pretty well for yourself *grins*
Posted 8/10/08

thenatureofthings wrote:

organized crime = fail

period >.> or unless you're making a bunch of dough off of it then you're doing pretty well for yourself *grins*


thats what basically a organized crime is. they offer protection to bussiness
Posted 8/10/08

Your_Typical_Friend wrote:


thenatureofthings wrote:

organized crime = fail

period >.> or unless you're making a bunch of dough off of it then you're doing pretty well for yourself *grins*


thats what basically a organized crime is. they offer protection to business


with the draw back of breaking the laws of course >.>
Posted 8/10/08

thenatureofthings wrote:


Your_Typical_Friend wrote:


thenatureofthings wrote:

organized crime = fail

period >.> or unless you're making a bunch of dough off of it then you're doing pretty well for yourself *grins*


thats what basically a organized crime is. they offer protection to business


with the draw back of breaking the laws of course >.>


one word..........Bribery
Posted 8/10/08
Being of Italian descent, that's the first thing people ask or assume....that you're mobbed up. I had some friends who wanted to be "gangster" but quickly pissed their pants , once they met real Mafiosos
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Posted 8/11/08
them and their car bombing ways...
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Posted 8/19/08
It's sad that we already have this great2 parasite called, the government, that leech off our hard works with their tax and shit.

And now, we have another parasite leeching off our society even further.

In an idealistic world, the mafia's criminal acts is absolutely intolerable. But hey, we don't live in an idealistic world. It's a dog eat dog world out there. I guess when the world is as fucked up as it is today, it was a wise choice to try making something out of it, even though you have to throw away your humanity and live the life of luxury on top of other people's suffering.

I hate the government more than the mafias though. Coz the mafia don't claim they're the force of good. But the government is essentially doing the same shit but they're always being so hypocritical about it. Two faced bastards.

John Gotti: No our family isn't into the drug business anymore.... We can't compete with the government.
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if u are interested in this topic u can read this book

GOMORRA - Roberto Saviano

It's about Camorra (a type of italian mafia) and all the bad stuff they make in Italy. there's also a movie from this book and it's interesting
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