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Skittish


Skittish

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Location: Near to Yeovil, In Somerset

Total posts: 64
Posted:I read the other day that organised crime makes up for 10% of America's income.
Surely that can't be?
Can it?
confused


So what your saying is, if I take just ONE more pill...

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:Whats oil worth these days? wink

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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:I'm, actually, surprised that organized crime doesn't make up more of America's income...And that would be reported income, who knows what else goes unknown...and I'm only assuming that includes anything drug-related.

What else would be included in that? Casinos - some are crooked. Drug rings, Car theft rings, scams...things like that.


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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

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Location: London, UK

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Posted:sounds abotu right if not a lil low

id just like to know how they figure that tongue


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Icer
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

Icer

just a shadow of my former self...
Location: Christchurch

Total posts: 205
Posted:maybe all the white collar stuff too that org crime gets into. org crimes sole reason is to make money, so it shouldnt be too surprising.

It took a while, but once their numbers dropped from 50 down to 8, the other dwarves started to suspect Hungry.

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jeff(fake)


jeff(fake)

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Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 1189
Posted:Sound accurate to me. It will be mostly drug related I imagine.

According to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle of Quantum Dynamics, we may already be making love right now...

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Superman
BRONZE Member since Mar 2001

Superman

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Location: Houston, Texas

Total posts: 829
Posted:Drugs are not organized crime. That 10% number sounds low..but the reason is because organized crime usually involves a legitimate source of income. A business that laundries money or embezelment. From there it stems out to things likeillegal distributions of property. Drugs can be invloved but usually way way down the line.



Drugs accouts for its own percentage of american income...probably more, but most drug dealers that actually make money of their drugs dont have real jobs, thus their income doesnt really get put back into the economy in way that effects a business they own or a consumable they produce which drives other businesses..ect ect So it very hard to track something like that.



ill just stick to gambling....its less complicated

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MurfdaSmurf


MurfdaSmurf

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Location: Eugene, Oregon

Total posts: 59
Posted:The Mob has to launder its money some how and that creates a lot of "legitiment" bussiness. 10% I don't know but I would imagine it is pretty high.

I thought I waz just dreammin'?!!??!!??!! Dis place can't really be real.

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

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Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Written by: University Can Offer Future

Whats oil worth these days? wink



Or the Military? The.. what is it... $5 billion a month?... on invading Iraq would have to be included surely.


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Haha, Bush has removed about 10 trillion dollars from the american people and deposited a lot of it into private companies, america had around $5 trillion when clinton was in power, now america is about $5 trillion in debt.

Of course america doesn't pay back it's debts, it just sucks money away from the people who work hard for it, into the pockets of the filthy rich.

THIS IS A VERY BIG CRIME

and involved 200% of american monetary wealth.

Of course bush will say that the war in iraq is expensive, but i think that's only $100 billion a year or so, most of which goes straight into big american corporations.

The whole thing is a set up to take money from the tax payer and give it to private republican companies.


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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

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Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:random, apparently true thing:

Americas defence budget for a day (might be a year, not entirely certain) would solve world poverty, forever.


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Icer
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

Icer

just a shadow of my former self...
Location: Christchurch

Total posts: 205
Posted:whether it be for a year, a month or a day it is worth a mention. but then, america has censored off anough people, it is almost entitled to spend that much in defending itself. this figure does show the potential good the US could do in the world if it prioritised differently.

now this isnt an attack on the US or anything, just a statement of my thoughts. im in NZ with a pop around 4 million, i cant even concieve of what a trillion dollars is, our government deals with billions at the best of times.


It took a while, but once their numbers dropped from 50 down to 8, the other dwarves started to suspect Hungry.

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

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Posted:heh. the only billions australia deals with are debt and revenue from speeding fines.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Kyrian


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Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:sounds low to me too, but what counts as organized crime?

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Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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