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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 07:58 AM
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10. Perhaps I spoke too soon
Edited on Thu Sep-28-06 08:02 AM by YOY
However, I saw two of the three names being Italian and if in fact you are Italian, then you understand why I get a gut reaction every time someone throws the mafia word around when non-mafioso Italians ('Pub scum or not) are invovlved. Sam Donaldson asking Geralidine Ferraro if she had mob connections based on her background back in 1984. It still makes rage come to me 22 years later.

Of course there are organized crime syndicates of all backgrounds, but lets face it: when you say 'mafia' you are talking about Italians.

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

When you say 'Mafiya' you are talking about the Russians.

'Triads': Chinese

'Yakuza': Japanese

'La Eme': Mexican

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