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Gangrule – The History of the Mafia

Gangrule – The History of the Mafia
Gangrule The Black Hand An ethnic phenomenon beginning in 1903, and lasting fifteen years. The extortion of wealthy Italians in New York was attributed to La Mano Nera. Lupo the Wolf By his mid 20′s, Lupo was one of New York’s most feared gangsters, running large extortion and counterfeiting operations.

100-Year-Old Color Photos of Pre-Revolution Russia Have you ever wondered what Russia looked like shortly before the revolution, but aren’t satisfied with black and white photos? Well then, you owe Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii a debt of thanks. While color film was still years away from development, the chemist-turned-photojournalist developed his own solution to capture the vivid colors of his native home. Using color-filtered glass plates, he photographed a scene in red, then blue, then green and then put the images together to reveal a colorized portrait. Top 5 Funny Pics of 2011 - 12/21/2011 It's been a great year for music, but it's also been a fun time for silly puns and pictures concerning some of our more teasable musical acts. Although we're sure there are tons of other images we missed this year, we wanted to highlight the top five popular pics that gathered the most 'likes' and stumbles from our viewers. Prepare to giggle. #1: 50 Cent and Teddy Roosevelt: Our quintessential bit of pictorial humor came early in the year, in the form of an unsolicited art project by artist Jenny Burrows and copywriter Matt Kappler to promote how awesome history can be. If we didn't know the exact details of each shooting before, the comments made damn sure we got up to speed.

Welcome to Alcatraz Welcome to! Alcatraz History was designed to help introduce you to the rich history of Alcatraz during the penitentiary years and many of the inmates who called "the Rock" home. From the mid 1930's until the mid 1960's, Alcatraz was America 's premier maximum-security prison, the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible inmates. Today, Alcatraz is a place of contradictions, with a grim past and an enduring future as one of San Francisco 's most prominent landmarks and tourist attractions. explores this history through brief narratives and photos, and serves as an excellent reference for researchers seeking a basic collection of information. If you find that your interest and research needs go beyond the basic, we offer an exceptional reference book for $26.99.

A Brief History of Stockholm Syndrome Time and again during the 18 harrowing years she allegedly spent in captivity, Jaycee Lee Dugard must have had the chance to cry for help. She assisted her alleged abductor, Phillip Garrido, with his home business, sorting out orders by phone or e-mail. She occasionally greeted customers alone at the door. She even went out in public. But she apparently never made a run for it, returning each day instead to a shed in the backyard of the man who allegedly kidnapped and raped her. "Jaycee has strong feelings with this guy," her stepfather Carl Probyn — who saw... The Truth About Christmas [NSFCWCC] (Not Safe For Christians Who Celebrate Christmas) It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The wonderful holiday season where we all come together and deck the shit out of our halls and jingle all the way. Because if you’re gonna’ jingle why half ass it? You jingle all the way damn it! But most importantly, Christmas is the celebration to mark the birth of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Wrong.

Exploratorium - StumbleUpon Want to melt those years away? Travel to an outer planet! <div class="js-required"><hr> This Page requires a Javascript capable browser <hr></div> Fill in your birthdate below in the space indicated. (Note you must enter the year as a 4-digit number!) Uniform Crime Reporting The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation. The program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet the need for reliable uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, four annual publications, Crime in the United States, National Incident-Based Reporting System, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and Hate Crime Statistics are produced from data received from over 18,000 city, university/college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the program.

The girl in the window Part One: The Feral Child PLANT CITY — The family had lived in the rundown rental house for almost three years when someone first saw a child's face in the window. A little girl, pale, with dark eyes, lifted a dirty blanket above the broken glass and peered out, one neighbor remembered. Everyone knew a woman lived in the house with her boyfriend and two adult sons. But they had never seen a child there, had never noticed anyone playing in the overgrown yard. The girl looked young, 5 or 6, and thin. Facebook: April 14th 1865 Have you ever wondered what Abe Lincoln’s Facebook posts would have been like, if he used Facebook? No? Me neither, but now I know! What seems like a really silly thought is actually very funny after all. Wylo at Cool Material has somehow uncovered the Facebook history archives, and displayed them for our enjoyment. READ THE REST after the jump…

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