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5 Best TV Shows About The Mafia

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What are the best television series about the mafia? For years a fan favorite of the movies and television has involved America’s fascination with the mafia. Is it because it is a secret shadow organization? Is it the violence or the illegal activities? We may not know for sure, but it is still compelling to watch. If you are a fan of the Godfather movies or Goodfellas, then here are five TV shows about the mafia that you don’t want to miss. Which ones would you choose for this list?

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Posted by Jimm - July 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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5 Heroes Who Were Never Wounded

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Posted by Jimm - February 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Eliot Ness

Eliot NessEliot Ness.  Leader of the Untouchables.  He’s been an icon of American cinema and television since he put away Al Capone, the Chicago mobster, in 1931.  Most of the stuff you’ve seen in the media about this man are a bunch of rubbish, though.  The truth about Eliot Ness really never came to light during his lifetime (or even after).  Many of the stories can be found from a book Ness co-authored, called The Untouchables, which was published a month after his death.  The rest are stories devised by television episode writers and for the movies. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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Five Massacres That Happened In The U.S.

Massacres are the brutal slaying of a group of people.  They happen in every country and in every age.  Typically, a “massacre” is termed by the press and results in public emotions being swayed against the transgressors.  In the United States, this can be proven with the attacks on Pearl Harbor(1941) and  9-11  on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers (2001).  In both of these cases, and the ones listed below, public opinion was swayed enough to cause results.  Find out more below: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm

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Five People Born on February 14

cupidToday is February 14, 2010 and the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  There are 320 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 1041 days till the end of the current cycle.  On this date, in 1929, Al Capone ordered the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago, Illinois, killing seven people.   Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - February 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

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Five People Born on January 17

jan17Today is January 17, 2010 and the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  There are 348 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 1069 days till the end of the current cycle.  On this date in 1929, Popeye the Sailor first appeared in the newspaper.  Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - January 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm

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