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September 28th, 2020 at 9:08:03 AM permalink
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Quote: lilredrooster

tabletop jukeboxes at the local diners


Doesn't Johnny Rockets still have those?



a diner had those. I picked the wrong song and was embarrassed
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EvenBob
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September 28th, 2020 at 9:30:31 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

That has to be a business that just grinds a person down to nothing.



Anything to do with the porn
industry is a lower than low
business. It attracts the
underbelly of society and
they drag you down with
them. I was a college kid,
it was a great place to do
my homework and get paid
at the same time. After a
year I was sick of it, but it
was worth the experience.

You can understand how cops
get so jaded, they deal with
the lowest part of society
every day. I never do, and most
people don't, by choice. Cops
have no choice. Like a cop said
on Live PD, I get paid to hear
people lie to me all day long.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
billryan
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September 28th, 2020 at 9:39:37 AM permalink
Since Donnie Brasco was mentioned, let's use Lefty Ruggerio as an example. He was the guy Al Pacino played in the movie.
Lefty joined the mob in the late 1940s and worked his way up the ladder. By the 1960s, he was one of the families top earners and lead a very violent crew that enforced whatever the bonanno boss's wanted, but he didn't become a made man until 1978.
EvenBob
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September 28th, 2020 at 9:39:55 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

There is no such thing as a low-level made guy.



You seem really hung up on 'made'
guys. Who cares. We're talking
about the day to day earnings
of organized crime. It's like every
other business, the real money
is made at the lowest levels.
In this case it's hookers,
drugs, porn, petty crime. Everybody
involved in it, from the lowest
ranking to the upper tier, is all
part of the organization.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
AZDuffman
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September 28th, 2020 at 9:56:08 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

sir

You can understand how cops
get so jaded, they deal with
the lowest part of society
every day. I never do, and most
people don't, by choice. Cops
have no choice. Like a cop said
on Live PD, I get paid to hear
people lie to me all day long.



I've seen enough of it not even being a cop. I seriously do not know how some of society manages to survive day to day.
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others
AZDuffman
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September 28th, 2020 at 10:01:19 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Since Donnie Brasco was mentioned, let's use Lefty Ruggerio as an example. He was the guy Al Pacino played in the movie.
Lefty joined the mob in the late 1940s and worked his way up the ladder. By the 1960s, he was one of the families top earners and lead a very violent crew that enforced whatever the bonanno boss's wanted, but he didn't become a made man until 1978.



Lefty was always broke. He was in such gambling debt he could not be made for a few years. Different mobs have different numbers of made men. But a low level made man has to hustle and hustle to survive. They make a score, blow the cash, then are broke until they find the next score. Their life is a couple dozen things making a few hundred a week, which they must kick up about half of. For every Sammy Gravano who builds some legit on the surface companies there is a guy who has to pull petty scam after petty scam. Everyone you work with is trying to rip everyone they work with off.

Very few of these guys have money at any given time. It is not an easy life.
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rxwine
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September 28th, 2020 at 10:04:31 AM permalink
I thought “skimming” or extortion was the business end of the mob? A real business was used for money laundering.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
unJon
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September 28th, 2020 at 10:12:25 AM permalink
Whole lot of mafia experts on this thread. Who knew.
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mcallister3200
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September 28th, 2020 at 10:40:37 AM permalink
Quote: unJon

Whole lot of mafia experts on this thread. Who knew.



Can’t be surprising. We should all know at this point between EB and BR they or one of their friends has had experience with nearly every possible occupation or scenario in human history, better resources than the entirety of literature that could be referenced.
lilredrooster
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September 28th, 2020 at 10:53:16 AM permalink
I don't claim to be an expert on the mob/mafia
but it's obvious they're nothing like what they used to be
their signature advantage was brutality - they had no problem killing to get their way
now, the same is true for all sorts of assorted gangs who have moved into their territory
and gambling, which was huge for them, is legal almost everywhere now



great movie IMO - "Atlantic City"
the character played by Burt Lancaster wasn't a mob guy but he was a numbers runner who lost everything when A.C. installed casinos there


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