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Antonio Gramsci
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Well, you know, we Canadians are a modest people.

Wait, did I say modest? Maybe that's too strong. We're a bit on the modest side.

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And yet your country is a genuinely great place, the few bits of it I've explored.
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Antonio Gramsci
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<turns deep crimson>...um...well..y'know...thanks! Yours is great, too!
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Clinton seems to be doing well in Northeastern states that have traditionally been mobbed-up. What does that tell us, hmmmm?
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Antonio Gramsci
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That organized labour is supporting Clinton?

[edit: my point being that mobbed up bits of the US are geographically correlated with the organized labour bits and that Reed's correlation is therefore spurious, not that organized labour and organized crime are one and the same]

[ 29.02.2008, 13:28: Message edited by: Antonio Gramsci ]

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GY: where was that McCain stuff from? I want to be able to provide a link the next time I hear somebody wants to support him.
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Antonio Gramsci
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McCain Stuff
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Reed
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"my point being that mobbed up bits of the US are geographically correlated with the organized labour bits and that Reed's correlation is therefore spurious, not that organized labour and organized crime are one and the same."

I wasn't making a serious point, you know, but now that you mention it...

Organized labor and organized crime are not one and the same, but as far as I know, there's nowhere in America where the latter doesn't have it's hands in the former, at least a little. And that's a fucking shame.

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Organised crime and organised capital are of course far more interlinked.
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Reed
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Yeah, capital can usually figure out how to do massive crimes on its own without engaging outside experts.
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Matej: it's about the only decent reporting I've ever seen Adam Nagourney do. And, of course, it was on the NYT's political blog, not in the newspaper.
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Also, McCain got a big fat goose egg in the congressional report cards created by the League of Conservation Voters. Obama got a 67 and Clinton got a 73, which isn't great, but a lot of that is because they missed votes while campaining.
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Antonio Gramsci
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quote:
Organised crime and organised capital are of course far more interlinked.
They might resemble each other, but in the US at least at least the interlinkage is more with labour than with capital. Watch the Sopranos episode where Patsy tries to shake down the Starbucks owner and you'll understand why.

I think in certain European countries, including the one I have the closest family links to, E10 is probably right. Although, let me say for the record, as an adopted Sicilian: the mafia does not exist. It's all a media creation.

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It's a bit of a dated view, though. Large elements of the Teamsters were heavily mobbed up for a long time, but most of the senior principles are now in jail, I really don't think that there is much organised crime influence in the public service unions that represent the only growing portion of US organized labor (unless Gramsci knows something about the United Federation of Teachers or AFSCME that I don't).

On the other hand, all successful organized crime operations seek to diversify their operations into more "legitimate" businesses, with the non-existent organisation that Gramsci refers to being particularly adept at same.

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Pennsylvania must be chockfull of organized crime, Hillary is up there 46 to 37. That looks like her real firewall right now (or maybe more like a small fence with a little bit of charcoil on it given the numbers), even though she's still up 49-42 in Ohio, she's now down 48-45 in Texas, where she was up by double digit a month ago.
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