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February 14, 1929 - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre left seven dead, one man in charge
http://news.yahoo.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Mike Krumboltz

Posted on 02/15/2014 12:43:52 PM PST by NKP_Vet

Al Capone is a legendary gangster, romanticized as a renegade entrepreneur of sorts, but he was also one of America's most dangerous men — and nothing better shows his true colors than the St. Valentine's Day Massacre exactly 85 years ago, Feb. 14, 1929

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TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: alcapone; bugsmoran; chicago; illinois
Back in the 60s I loved "The Untouchables". For me Robert Stack will forever be Elliot Ness, not Kevin Cosner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RwA46C__wQ

1 posted on 02/15/2014 12:43:52 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

The Benghazi massacre:

4 dead

1 man in charge


2 posted on 02/15/2014 12:47:06 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: NKP_Vet
When Bugs Moran was told that his men had been machine gunned in broad daylight in the garage, he said: "Only Capone kills like that."

Having that sort of reputation is kind of priceless. People fear you and will not cross you. You stand alone, unchallenged.

Kind of like the IRS. Which, take note, was the only outfit in town that was tougher and meaner and more relentless than Al Capone.

Think about it.

3 posted on 02/15/2014 12:47:12 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: NKP_Vet

“...Robert Stack will forever be Elliot Ness...”

✔ Ditto.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 12:50:53 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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while this was def a Capone “operation”...and he gave his ok on it, this was the work of Frank Nitti and Jack Mcgurn. In turns of organized crime hits, this was as spectacular and brazen as it gets. Even Lucky Luciano was afraid of going to Chicago. “A real GD crazy place” he called it.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 12:52:23 PM PST by basalt
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To: NKP_Vet

The program runs often on MeTV.

http://metvnetwork.com/


6 posted on 02/15/2014 1:01:36 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Think about it."
the people are afraid; the IRS, the American Stazi.
(Establishment policy enforcer/$$$$ collector
there's no law, we accept..we're our own police)

7 posted on 02/15/2014 1:06:49 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The Chicago Way was perfected in method by Capone but has seen its most global application by the Obama/Jarrett/Axelrod troika.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 1:07:01 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Huskrrrr

There’s a massacre in Chicago every Saturday night.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 1:28:40 PM PST by Parmy
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To: NKP_Vet
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre ...

This may be a bit off topic but the right thread to ask this question.

In a long detailed explanation of St Valentine and the history of St. Valentine's Day, Saul Alinsky's name was referenced.

The article added color by referring to occurrences related to Feb 14th. The reference to Saul Alinsky appeared in this context.

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre occurred in 1929 during the Prohibition era. Al Capone's Chicago mob murdered seven members of Bugs Moran's Irish gang.

Accompanying Al Capone's hitmen as they terrorized neighborhoods was the young Saul Alinsky, who later adapted their techniques into the political tactic of community organizing.

I am going to find out more but after seeing this post, I decided to ask her first.

Thanks in advance for any information you can share.

10 posted on 02/15/2014 2:14:03 PM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: MosesKnows

http://quite-rightly.blogspot.com/2012/04/friday-flashback-saul-alinsky-al.html

Found this nugget. A lot of it is from a Playboy interview in 1972 with Saul Alinsky, shortly before he died of a heart attack at age 63.

Thanks to your post, I was intrigued to find a connection to Capone and the Chicago mob.

Both Obama and Hillary are students of Alinsky; only one more degree of separation to Al Capone.

Another sign our beloved land is in mortal danger.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 2:29:19 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: basalt

Terms.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 3:21:21 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Parmy

And....Some Like It Hot....


13 posted on 02/15/2014 5:35:56 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: NKP_Vet

Also the birthday of Vic Morrow,who had appeared in two episodes of this show.

He was one of the best actors ever. I love him.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 5:38:25 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I recorded “The Maggie Storm Story” on my DVR.

Vic Morrow is in that episode and I can’t miss it.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 5:45:23 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Good stuff. I saw an episode with Jack Lord and Charles McGraw from the first season.
16 posted on 02/15/2014 5:48:28 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: NKP_Vet
This bestselling record is said to be about Al Capone.

The Man from the South--Rube Bloom & His Bayou Boys (1930)

17 posted on 02/15/2014 6:18:09 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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