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CountBezuhoff
CountBezuhoff


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posted June 20, 2019 02:12 PM



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Neraus
Neraus


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posted June 20, 2019 02:24 PM

Yeah, the body counts are that high, usually what got into the news was the high profile homicides, which by the way even those somehow get forgotten, well, I mean, not all of them were as spectacular and horrible as the slaughter of Capaci (topping that would be difficult, they dropped I believe like 2 tons of TNT under the highway without anybody batting an eye).
If we stopped at the high profile deaths of judges and politicians maybe the count could stop at the hundreds, but let's not forget that that period was marked by the ascendancy of the Corleone clan, and as you can imagine, changes in the power structure are never bloodless, and then there's all the collateral deaths of policemen and witnesses, plus those who attempted to resist the mob, summing all up, while I don't know the number of each of them, it's pretty plausible that a single mafioso could have more than 20 killings under his name.
I'd trust the numbers, it's a RAI series, and when they do these kind of Docu-fictions they research the events pretty well in all their details, after all, they are also sort of PSAs against collaborating with the crime families.

And boy, do you underestimate the gravity of the situation, from the 60s on Italy was pretty much a warzone, we in the south had the mafia that was kept appeased by the complacency of the population (because apparently to us the mafia was better than the government) and the politicians, who then retaliated once they were starting to get kicked off from politics, but in the north there were the red and black brigades who did their fair share of terrorist acts, heck, the red brigades even kidnapped and killed a former prime minister. And let's not forget the attempted coup in the 70s where the military planned a mass takeover of mass communications and key places, foiled only by the delays in enacting the plan.
Somehow, the mafia acting like they ran they place (which they arguably actually did) seems even normal.

I mean, I'd get offended if you called us Colombia, but I wouldn't blame you, heck you could even call us Iraq.

By the way, I may not be part of the mafia, and neither I wish to ever join up, but unfortunately a relative of mine (who's a politician) may have collaborated with them, it brings great shame to me, buuuuut you could say I've got an experience.

Also I don't get Ghost, we Sicilians don't lie, we don't speak at all, lying is for cowards, keeping your mouth shut is honorable.
Now, Italians on the other hand may be chronical liars, they always say they're going to crack down on our useless expenses and invest in actual infrastructure, but they say this since I was born and it never happened.
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CountBezuhoff
CountBezuhoff


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posted June 20, 2019 03:09 PM

Shhh, it's dangerous around these parts... You never know who is listening!

I wonder, what's worse: a country run by the Mafia or a plutocracy?

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Oddball13579
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posted June 20, 2019 09:31 PM

Well the Mafia usually has some sense of honor. So.....I'd say Mafia.
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fred79
fred79


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posted June 20, 2019 11:05 PM

New drinking game: take a drink anytime Trump says "big", or "huge".

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artu
artu


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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted June 20, 2019 11:29 PM

@Neraus
Yeah, we have a former prime minister assassinated by radical left-wing terrorism in the 70ís, too. Replace mafia with military coups and itís the same kind of power vacuum and bloodshed that comes with it.
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CountBezuhoff
CountBezuhoff


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posted June 21, 2019 06:09 AM

Yeah, the situation in Turkey does not sound too bright, though I am doubtful it is as bad as some media put it. Erdogan certainly has a lot of power, but demolishing democracy while pretending to maintain its principles is no simple a task. The developments around the Istanbul election point to just that conclusion. Of course, that is assuming the opposition is not controlled... Which it easily could be.

I haven't been to Turkey in a long time. Do you reckon Erdogan's "regime" changed it for the worse?

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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


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posted June 21, 2019 08:10 AM

CountBezuhoff said:
Palpatine did nothing wrong. The Rebellion was a terrorist organisation that ultimately destroyed the Galaxy's frail stability. The Death Star would have guaranteed peace and prosperity under the Emperor's wise and fair rule. Also, the Jedi were a dangerous cult with a powerful political influence which separated little children from their mothers.

The Count


The Death Star was built in preparation for the Yuuzhan-Vong invasion. given the true canon, we all know what happened.

So yeah, Palpatine did nothing wrong.
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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


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posted June 21, 2019 08:14 AM

Blizzardboy said:
Neraus is in the mafia? lol



people have been offed for less. Was nice making fun of you Blizzardsoyboy
*leaves a few bags of cement by Neraus's home*
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Blizzardboy
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posted June 21, 2019 09:20 AM

Yuuzhan what? Is that still canon?
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CountBezuhoff
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posted June 21, 2019 10:16 AM
Edited by CountBezuhoff at 10:16, 21 Jun 2019.

It hasn't been since Disney hit the reset button.

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Ghost
Ghost


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posted June 21, 2019 11:47 AM

OK I bought Ethiopian organic coffee 500g paid Ä13,50. Now Kip can't say to snow. I think Kip goes to piss his pants.



A weird-looking? Yes model look is a top brand in Finland. All black, gold or brown coloured bag, and then sticker from different company on coffee bag.

Why? Yeah Finland is coffee country.

Good mid-summer! Today I drink 7 long drinks.

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artu
artu


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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted June 21, 2019 01:43 PM

CountBezuhoff said:
I haven't been to Turkey in a long time. Do you reckon Erdogan's "regime" changed it for the worse?

The Count

Worse. Of course, there are things that improved over the course of 17 years but they would have improved much more if it wasnt him in power.
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Oddball13579
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posted June 21, 2019 09:13 PM

CountBezuhoff said:
It hasn't been since Disney hit the reset button.

The Count
I think that most Star Wars fans just completely ignore Disney's canon nuke. Many fans prefer Legends anyway. Lot more lore, mystery, depth, and overall story value. Disney canon is barren and bare.
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CountBezuhoff
CountBezuhoff


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posted June 22, 2019 01:24 PM

Help

I'm lost. I have no idea where I am, so I took a random bus, just so as to be on the move and not allow the forces of darkness to surround and entrap me. Now I'm completely lost. Hey, at least I have a bar of chocolate

How do I get home?

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Ghost
Ghost


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Therefore I am
posted June 22, 2019 01:27 PM

Taxi!

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CountBezuhoff
CountBezuhoff


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posted June 22, 2019 01:35 PM

Instructions too unclear, now I'm stuck in the middle of a gypsy wedding. Maybe I could ask them for directions?

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Ghost
Ghost


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posted June 22, 2019 01:43 PM

IDK At least google map can help you.

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CountBezuhoff
CountBezuhoff


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posted June 22, 2019 02:38 PM

The gypsies stole my Google maps. But I stumbled upon a friend of mine, so I should be OK. Wait, is that chloroform that I sm-

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Drakon-Deus
Drakon-Deus


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posted June 22, 2019 03:54 PM

It's okay Count, just recite this: Forces of darkness, empower me! Take me back to my virtual reality!

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