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    Mafia Ten Commandments

    The 'other' ten commandments

    ROME, Italy (AP) -- Thou shalt be faithful to the Mafia.


    Italian police said Thursday they have found a list of 10 commandments for mobsters in a house near Palermo, where a top Mafia boss was arrested this week.

    Salvatore Lo Piccolo, who had been on the run since 1993, was vying to become the next "boss of bosses" of the Sicilian Mafia, according to Italian investigators. He was apprehended Monday by police raiding a house in the countryside outside Palermo, the Sicilian capital.

    The list was found among his coded notes about the administration of Cosa Nostra that were delivered by Lo Piccolo's aides.

    Police in Palermo said that the list opened with a preamble that said: "I swear to be faithful to Cosa Nostra. Should I betray, my flesh will burn." Under the category "Rights and Duty" were the 10 entries, meant to be a sort of users' manual for the good mobster.

    The list was typewritten in uppercase letters, police said.

    Italian newspaper La Repubblica published a photo of what it said was the list, under the headline: "The Godfather's Ten Commandments."

    The list bars mobsters from hanging out in bars, from befriending police and being late for appointments. It also bars them from "taking possession of money that belong to others or other families."

    How to treat women also features in the decalogue.

    "You shall not look at wives of our friends," says one entry. "You shall respect your wife," says another. However, the Mafia comes first, as the fifth "commandment" orders a mobster to "be available for Cosa Nostra at any moment, even if your wife is about to give birth."

    The last part of the list sets out application rules, saying that those who have a very bad behavior and no moral values cannot join.

    Investigators believe that the 65-year-old Lo Piccolo could have eventually emerged from a power struggle as the Mafia's new top boss following the capture of Bernardo Provenzano, the reputed No. 1 of the Cosa Nostra crime syndicate. Provenzano was arrested on a farm near Corleone, Sicily, in April 2006, after more than 40 years on the run.
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    "Provenzano was arrested on a farm near Corleone, Sicily, in April 2006, after more than 40 years on the run."

    Does anyone else here find this ironically amusing?
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    "Provenzano was arrested on a farm near Corleone, Sicily, in April 2006, after more than 40 years on the run."

    Does anyone else here find this ironically amusing?
    Absolutely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    "Provenzano was arrested on a farm near Corleone, Sicily, in April 2006, after more than 40 years on the run."

    Does anyone else here find this ironically amusing?
    Corleone is THE village where the (real) family in mario Puzzo's book came from, thus the name. Even today, this village is completely Mafia run, unlike a lot of Sicilly where Mafia influence has been downgraded somewhat.

    Then again, if you think about it, how many rural areas in a lot of countries are run by the locals, not the "officials".

    It just so happens that it is called the Mafia and has become famous. It could so easily be called the "Jones family" and apply throughout anywhere in the rest of the world.

    Maybe the only difference is that the Mafia wear nice suits and put your horses head in your bed.

    In some places, they wear dungarees and just fuck your horse up the shitter.

    And then go for a drink.
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post

    In some places, they wear dungarees and just fuck your horse up the shitter.
    Did you really have to go THERE? Yuck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Corleone is THE village where the (real) family in mario Puzzo's book came from, thus the name. Even today, this village is completely Mafia run, unlike a lot of Sicilly where Mafia influence has been downgraded somewhat.
    Yes, that indeed was the point. In the United States graeme, "The Godfather" is so well known that many of us seem to know the Corleone family and relations better than our own. So out of respect for your father, at this time I will refrain from making a statement along the lines of "No shit, Sherlock".

    "Leave the gun, bring the cannoli".
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Yes, that indeed was the point. In the United States graeme, "The Godfather" is so well known that many of us seem to know the Corleone family and relations better than our own. So out of respect for your father, at this time I will refrain from making a statement along the lines of "No shit, Sherlock".

    "Leave the gun, bring the cannoli".
    Wasn't patronising you chef, Hollywood and real life have become so mixed up it's hard sometimes to know what people believe, especially ( and no offence meant to my American friends here) in the States, where TV and film is the No1 form of education for the vast majority, just as it seems to have become elsewhere. Point is, just about everyone here can type on a keyboard so I guess that's one of my latent stereotypes exposed.

    So, I wasn't sure of the angle of your post. I should have known you knew anyway.

    Also, Sherlock was a homosexual. I don't think my father is, but I get your point.

    I will ask him though.

    Peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Also, Sherlock was a homosexual. I don't think my father is, but I get your point.
    Lmfao, was he? I thought he was into that 'Scandal in Bohemia' woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    Lmfao, was he? I thought he was into that 'Scandal in Bohemia' woman.
    Wasn't that Irene Adler?
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    They forgot "Thou Shall Not Disrespect the 'Bing"
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Wasn't that Irene Adler?
    Totally her, I was just feeling too lazy to dig out my Sherlock Holmes anthology book out of.. wherever it is now

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZORBA5150 View Post
    They forgot "Thou Shall Not Disrespect the 'Bing"
    Yup, Bing was somethin' else...

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    Singing in the Rain rocks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    Singing in the Rain rocks!!!
    That's Gene Kelly!
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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