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Page 14" '"" P(f-iA'tl"l'E', )'OBR 28,:'2b'1 ""' ' LO SAPEVATE CHE ,,. Studi recenti e loro pubblicazioni indicano che le Marie internazionali realizzano miliardi di dollari l'anno. Non sorprende leggere che le maggiori organizzazioni criminali italiane, Mafia, Camorra e Ndrancheta, messe insieme, sono al primo posto nel mondo del crimine organizzato. Esse sono tre tipi di Mafia, l'una piu' potente dell'altra, che collaborano l'una con l'altra nella importazione e spaccio della droga, dal Sud America e dall'Afghanistan. Le Marie italiane detengono il monopolio dell'importazione e distribuzione in tutta l'Europa, e nel Mediterraneo, di ogni tipo di droga. Chi ha tentato di fare affari in Europa e' stato cacciato via, o eliminato. Quali sono le altre Marie? Una e' la Mafia cinese, un'altra e' la Mafia russa, e la "Yakuza" giapponese, come pure i narcotrafricanti del Sud America ... I prodotti piu' smerciati sono la marijuana, la cocaina, I'oppio, eroina e la tratta di esseri umani, video-pirateria, pirateria informatica, contrab-bando di sigarette, contraffazione tecnologica e farmaceutica. II volume di questo commercio illecito e' immenso. La sola marijuana frutta in tutto 140 miliardi di dollari l'anno. Le varie contraffazioni fruttano piu' di 175 miliardi di dollari l'anno. Lo spaccio globale della cocaine oppio, ed eroina frutta 135 miliardi di dollari. II volume, per nazione, e' di 310 miliardi di dollari (US); 112 miliardi di dollari {Maria italiana); 84 miliardi (Mafia giapponese); 83.5 miliardi di dollari {Mafia Cinese); 77.8 miliardi di dollari (Mafia canadese); 60.6 miliardi di dollari {Mafia Britannica); 34 miliardi di dollari {Mafia tedesca); 28 miliardi di dollari (Maria spagnola); 26 miliardi di dollari {Maria sud-coreana). I crimini rinanziari sono i piu' remunerati: 1.6 bilioni di dollari. Per chiudere diciamo che certe contraffazioni sono addirittura "perfette," perche' i produttori originali non riescono a distinguere tra le duet Quanto sopra e' un semplice esempio di quello che avviene nel mondo d'oggi. Lo spaccio della droga produce un reddito alle varie Marie di oltre 400 miliardi di dollari l'anno. Di piu' in futuro! DID YOU KNOW THAT ... Recently published studies indicate that the international organized crime syndicates make billions of dollars yearly. It surprises no one to learn that the .major Italian criminal groups, such as Mafia, Camorra and Ndrancheta are collectively in first place in the world of organized crime. They are three powerful crime syndicates, one as powerful as the others, but they cooperate among themselves in the importation and distribution of drugs from South America and Afghanistan. The three major Italian criminal groups have the monopoly of the importation and distribution, in Europe and in the Mediterranean area, of all kinds of drugs. Whoever has tried to infiltrate Europe's activities has been booted out, or just eliminated. What about the other forms of Mafia? One is the Chinese Mafia; another is the Russian Mafia and the Japanese "Yakuza," as well as the drug smugglers of South America. The best traded products are: marijuana, cocaine, heroin, a virtual slave trade, contraband of cigarettes, forgery of medicines and technology. Also, video-piracy and computer piracy. The volume in the trade of what above mentioned is enormous. The marijuana produces $141 billion a year; forged goods more than $175 billion a year. The global drug trade, $135 billion a year. J,o, The total volume, per nation, is: $310 billion (US); $112 billion (Italy); $84 billion (Japan); $83,5 billion (China); $77.8 billion (Canada); $60.6 billion (Great Britain); $34 billion (Germany); $28 billion (Spain); $26 billion (South Korea). In the field of Finance, crime produces the most: $1.6 trillion. In closing, let's say that certain counterfeit goods are found to be "perfect" by the original producers; they cannot tell the difference between them! What we have outlined above is but a simple example of what takes place in today's world. The drug trade produces revenues of over $400 billion to all the various Mafia's! Stay tuned, for more! The POST-GAZE-I-I-E newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani NICK'S IN WINTHROP GOT ITS OWN 9.9-9 PLAN Everyone seems to be talk- ing about Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan, but closer to home right in Winthrop, you should check out Nick's Place where you can get a great meal at a great price. On a recent Monday evening I stopped by for dinner and got Nick's 9-9-9 special. Stuffed chicken with rice and baked potato for only, that's right, $9.99. This is a far better 9-9-9 plan than the one those politicians are all debating. This one is guaranteed not to cause any heartburn. DOVE MARKS 33 YEARS OF SERVICE After living in Quincy for over 20 years, I came to know the great services provided by DOVE, Domestic Violence Ended. This agency is dedi- cated to identifying, aiding and protecting victims of domestic abuse. Sue Chan- dler, the executive director, says the number of victims unfortunately keeps grow- ing. DOVE's annual fund- raiser, "Harvesting Hope," will be held on November 4 at the Granite Hills Golf Club in Quincy. MBTA SEEKS COURTESY, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT The MBTA is launching a new courtesy campaign that features fake newspaper headlines and stories to drive home the message: "Courtesy shouldn't be big news." One headline shouts "Woman covers mouth while sneezing." The T has spent $2,500 to print 1,500 poster- sized ads for buses and trains. One T rider told a news reporter, "I'm not sure it will help that much but it can't hurt." That about says it all, huh? EVEN THE .SAFEST PLACE IN DORCHESTER ISN'T ALWAYS THAT SAFE An Irish immigrant was murdered a few weeks ago in the Adams Village portion of Dorchester which is usually quite safe. The neighborhood folks were quite concerned at a community meeting with the Boston Police. Cap- tain Richard Sexton assured nervous residents that the police were doing everything they could but said more community help would be appreciated. Said Sexton, "If someone is causing the hair on the back of your neck to stand up, call us. Don't email your neighbor, don't call your neighbor. A lot of times, by the time we get out there, it's too late." Many at the meet- ing said they wanted the same kind of police protec- tion that the city deploys in high crime troubled areas, but Sexton said that wasn't possible and until the recent murder, this neighborhood had been the safest in Dorchester. One resident asked, "how do we keep their neighborhood from becom- ing another Bowdoin Street?" State Representative Marry Walsh said, "This neigh- borhood here is the safest place in Dorchester. This is the neighborhood everyone wants to move to. We want to keep that." He then asked neighborhood folks to get involved, talk to neighbors, go outside. When you see something, make the call to the police. Walsh is right. Neighborhoods stay safe when neighbors stay empow- ered and watchful. As Walsh said, "That's how we're going to keep our neighborhood strong." Community policing is a partnership between the police and the community. One without the other won't work. TWO MANY DRUG CLINICS IN SOUTHIE Recovering drug addicts from two South Boston meth- adone clinics seem to be impacting on a spike in criminal activity according to local politicians. A bill is being pushed up on Beacon Hill to block a proposed third clinic for hundreds more seeking recovery from drugs. Senator Jackie Hart said he's been down by Andrew Square and it looked dis- graceful and that people are .getting disgusted. Hart is looking "to hold these facili- ties more accountable." Ac- cording to reports, crime has soared in the Andrew Square area and it is being blamed on addicts being drawn to the area at clinics run by Habit/ OPCO on Topeka Street and the Boston Public Health Commission located on Frontage Road. Community Substance Abuse Center wants to open a clinic on Bradston, which would create a third facility in a one-square radius of Andrew Square. Hart's bill if passed would require cities and towns to approve clinics before they can open. The bill is supported by City Councilors Billy Line- han, Tito Jackson and State Representative Nick Collins. According to Pattie McCor- mack of the Andrew Square Civic Association, "The num- ber of people walking around high is unbelievable." Linehan added that this issue continues to grow and "hits a tipping point where even the most tolerant resi- dents can't take it anymore. We're at that point right now." CITIES FORCED TO SCRAMBLE ON BILINGUAL BALLOTS FOR NOVEMBER ELECTIONS Bay state Cities received an October surprise when state officials told them to print ballots in Spanish and Chi- nese or risk violating the Federal Voting Rights Act. This is now a new mandated requirement. My old friend Joe Shea, the Quincy City Clerk said, "To implement this for November is really cutting it close. It'll be costly but it'll be done." Federal law says when 5% or more of its "voting age citizens" speak a for- eign language, communi- ties must print ballots in that language. Quincy is required to print ballots in Chinese while communities such as Revere, Lynn or Lowell must offer Spanish ballots. Ted Kasperowicz of the Quincy Tea Party says all legal immigrants in Quincy are proficient in English, because federal law already requires naturalized citizens to be proficient in English. While Quincy's Chinese pop- ulation has grown 58 per- cent in the last I0 years, the number of Chinese citizens eligible to vote is still quite small. Kasperowicz has a good point there. SODA POP IS POPPED BUT NOT THE BAD FOOD TOO? Mayor Menino's ban on Coca Cola, Pepsi, 7-Up and all those other bad sugary soft drinks inside all city- owned buildings started October 7. However, accord- ing to media reports, you can still buy sugary treats like powdered donuts, pancakes, bacon strips and a variety of fried greasy foods at the two cafes located inside Boston City Hall. Reportedly, many municipal employees are upset that they can't drink one of those so-caUed "empty calories" soft drinks with their bacon. A spokesperson for the Boston Public Health Com- mission says there are no plans to ban bacon inside City Hall. God Bless America. UNOFFICIAL "MAYOR OF ROXBURY" BACKING SEAN RYAN FOR COUNCIL SEAT Everyone seems to know Ron Mclntyre over in West Roxbury, he is a staple of the community. He's best-known for assisting candidates for public office, he ushers at the 4:00 pm Saturday after- noon Mass at Holy Name and hangs out at the Roche Bros. supermarket's cafe where he chats with friends and reads all the papers in the store. His latest quest is helping elect young Scan Ryan as a Boston City Councilor At- Large. I saw a great half-page advertisement in the Boston City Paper with Scan Ryan and Ron McIntyre standing in front of a large Ryan ban- ner. I met up with Ron twice recently. First, at the Roslin- dale Day Parade up by Holy Name Church standing be- tween two of Boston's Finest and then I saw him reading the NY T/rues over a cup of cof- fee at Roche Bros. of course. EAST BOSTON GREENWAY TO BE COMPLETED There was good news recently for East Boston residents on the pages of the Sunday Herald. The East Boston Greenway is now set to be completed from Belle Island to the old Narrow Gauge rail bed via Bremen Street Park. One of those community activists who has worked tirelessly for this approaching day is none other than Elaine Miller from Orient Heights. Back in the day she was a member of the East Boston Community News. Elaine is also a proud member of the Knights 'Of Dunkin' Donuts on Bennington Street.