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    One of the books that I’m currently reading is “Brotherhoods,” by Lawson and Oldham.

    It can only be described as the real-life version of “The Godfather.” If you liked Mario Puzo’s version….you’ll love right-out-of-the-headlines history of the mafia ‘Five Families,’ and NYPD detectives who sold out to them!



    I found the following description of Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso, former head of the Luchese crime family more than fascinating:

    “Psychology books are packed with studies of the personality traits of men like Gaspipe Casso. They often possess a superficial charm and above-average intelligence. They rise to the top of large organizations, even nations. They usually aren’t obviously irrational, at least at the beginning. They are shameless liars, as long as the lie serves their purposes. Among their characteristics are glibness, lack of empathy, an inability to accept responsibility or recognize the impact of their behavior on others- the things that make a narcissist. Casso had a short attention span. He couldn’t make a long-term plan that had any realistic chance of actually happening.”
    Lawson and Oldham, “Brotherhoods,” p. 212.



    OK…now for the audience participation portion of our show:
    Guess who immediately sprang to mind when I read that description?


    Hint: the over-boss of an organized crime family even bigger than any of the 'Five Families'!!
     
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    yes sociopaths rise to the top of the heap in a world without regulations


    maybe you are learning
     
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    I read that yesterday, and it made me want to :puke: as he has to personalize any event to somehow reflect on his ill- perceived awesomeness. It appeals to his bleeding heart worshipers and he knows it. Everything with this narcissist is programed for his base and their continued devotion. and at the expense of the event, he is addressing.
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    Owe Bama is in love with himself... He hasn't done so bad for a poor boy from Kenya. He's laughing all the way to the National Bank of Kenya.
     
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    "...his bleeding heart worshipers..."
    Excellent targeting!

    Yes....it's the individuals who voted for this failure who deserve vituperation.

    But...it's the same characterless voters who gave two terms to the rapist....
    ..and proclaimed the traitorous murderer "the Liberal Lion of the Senate."


    This is what our nation has come to.
     
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    As usual, you miss the point and you don't understand.

    There are ALREADY regulations in place, it's just that Gov'ts and Corporations get SO POWERFUL that they can BUY OFF the Regulators and the Police.

    As PC points out, the ones that have bought our gov't and police as well as military, need to have a front man that makes it APPEAR that the people are in charge.

    If I were President I'd give an updated "Military Industrial Complex" speech and be assassinated real quick by the powers that be. Any normal, rational American who believes in the Rule of Law and the Constitution would do so.

    But the Corporations who run our country can't have someone in charge like that. They need people like PC outlined "...shameless liars, as long as the lie serves their purposes. Among their characteristics are glibness, lack of empathy, an inability to accept responsibility or recognize the impact of their behavior on others".

    It's no mistake that Romney was the Nominee for the Republicans, because he would have carried out the orders of the Corporations that finance him: Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan. Just as Obama is doing today.

    Sidebar: A good book that outlines all these control mechanisms is "Tragedy and Hope" by Carol Quigley (1966), a GU Professor who taught among others Bill Clinton.
     
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    why do you think it makes you a better person to hate your president?
     
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    making up lies from the shit you pull out of your asses so you can rationalize hating the government our founders left us is still just pulling shit out of your asses
     

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