What do you get when a deconstructionist joins the mafia ?

An offer you can't understand.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Meyer Lansky would have been proud

The complete collapse of the global economy was apparently staved off by 350 billion in drug profits that got flushed through the system, when the money markets were turned on end and all the honest people fell out: it's the largest money laundering scam in the history of the world.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Guelph Police Book and Iced

I assume that the authors of the new Guelph Police book Fingerprints Through Time used the new Canadian organized crime book Iced, as the source of their facts about Frank and Sam Silvestro, rather than information provided by the Guelph Police Force or from genealogical sources, because both books list them as sons of Hamilton's Tony Silvestro. They are the sons of Guelph's Michaelangelo Silvestro as proved in both Vol. 1 and Vol 2.

Blow below the belt to pot-crime sydicates ?

Will the legal possession of five pot plants - a number freed by Liberal Senators from the new Tory crime legislation - mean the end of grow ops despoiling neighbourhoods and signal an end in sight for marijuana gangsterism ? It certainly could become that over time if people simply started growing their own. It is illegal to drive or hunt stoned. Does that mean you are you allowed to own the plants, but not free to dispose of them by burning them in small batches after harvesting ?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Vol. 3,

Vol 3 will not be ready for Christmas.
It has taken me quite awhile to understand how to write Volume 3. It will be released in two parts in the new year, successively, part two nearer the spring. I will be reprinting Vols. 1 and 2, unrevised before Christmas. It had been my intention to revise them along with the release of 3, but this is as is. I will have an errata bookmark available, especially as regards their being two Domenic Longos, not one as v. 1 and 2 suggest, the two are Frank Longo's brother in Guelph, and Frank's son, who was Papalia's 1980's Californian advisor mentioned in Adrian Humphrey's The Enforcer (my source). Domenic Longo, the so-called third "old Don of Ontario" alongside Tony Silvestro and Giacomo Luppino is a composite person, possibly created by Humphreys or the police. Frank's brother was interned during WWII, Frank's son advised Papalia not to kill Iannuzzelli for running his own rackets in Niagara Falls. Louis Iannuzzelli lived until a few days after that Domenic Longo died in 1985.