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Old 06-09-2015, 03:48 AM   #6561
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CG, I think any city that had a major shipping port, had major problems with the Mafia. I know we did here in Boston. Like you with your almost neighbor, my kids went to school with a lot of them that are now serving a lifetime sentence in a Federal prison. It is scary to think of how close to your life they came. So much for being an up and coming Capo. Today it is "drive by shootings". We had one here in Eastie just this past week. That almost neighbor could have had a bomb in his car and you would have lost all your windows and had fear installed in you for the rest of your life.

I went to school with the son of a long shore man. He was entitled to receive his father's union book when his father retired. He turned it down. He knew what it involved. His aunt is in the apartment right next to me. And she is my nemesis. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:55 AM   #6562
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Our latest library borrow was "Kill the Irishman", a true story based on the life of Danny Greene. Green was a dock worker who became the union boss of the Cleveland longshoreman's union, battled the mafia to try and gain control of unions, and worked as an FBI informant to help bring down not only the mafia in Cleveland, but in four (or five?) other cities. Unfortunately, he had to die by car bombing in order for FBI to hunt down and capture the mafia guys responsible for his death. Once captured, they ending up singing like canaries and gave away all their compatriots.
I remember that movie, it was very good.
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:04 AM   #6563
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We watched "Silver Linings Playbook" Sunday evening. Really enjoyed that.
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:21 AM   #6564
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I was up really early and watch Who Shot Liberty Valance again. But this was the first time I have ever been able to see it from the very beginning. Including the title of the movie.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:17 AM   #6565
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DH and I watched "From Time to Time" last night on Netflix. Excellent acting and story. We liked it.

http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/title/title/tt1031241/
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:19 PM   #6566
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I've just finished watching the classic car wash, has to be my favourite film, its such a feel good movie and comes with great music, what other new films do you get nowadays that have that? and don't anyone say les mis!
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:24 AM   #6567
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We saw "Hyde Park on Hudson" tonight. Managed to stay awake for the most part, too! Other than the realization that Bill Murray can really act, it didn't do too much for us. Maybe because we have been to Springwood, FDR's mother's home, and Val-Kill, the home FDR gave to Margaret. Maybe because we knew the Roosevelts were a bit of a dysfunctional family. In fact, we teased Goober that I was going to take an apartment not far from his dorm when he went away to college so I could be there for him. Like THAT was gonna happen!
But this movie? The extra part with Murray explaining the car and its functions was more interesting.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:23 PM   #6568
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Last night Glenn and I watched Gone Girl. Pretty daggum good who-done-it flick. Even after it ended I was uneasy.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:08 PM   #6569
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Jersey Boys. Good film, I loved it.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:58 PM   #6570
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We saw Jurassic World in 3D. The special effects were great. My fave of the franchise is still the original Jurassic Park.
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