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(TMZ)   According to Interpol, the mafia is planning on hijacking new covid-19 vaccine shipments   (tmz.com) divider line
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2020-12-03 4:31:42 AM  
Yeah it's called The Trump Administration.
 
2020-12-03 4:35:45 AM  

mistahtom: Yeah it's called The Trump Administration.


And that's a wrap.
 
2020-12-03 4:42:07 AM  
I'd be thinking twice about trying something like that, Paulie. Not unless you want to get your goomba ass drone-striked.
 
2020-12-03 4:45:54 AM  
Sleepy me read that as "media" and eye rolled.
 
2020-12-03 4:46:30 AM  
I seriously doubt that the mafia has the ability to store vaccines at extremely cold temperatures.  That said, they are typically the kind of imbeciles that would think that they could simply keep the vaccines in a regular walk in freezer, and it would all be okay.

I mean that too, they are imbeciles.  When you read about them and their exploits, and the type of people who rise to the top of their organization, they have never been smart men.  I have never had dealings with any of them personally, but I have ran into other gangsters, and organized crime is rather like crooked real estate, you don't have to be a genius to live high off the hog doing it, so long as you are willing to cheat, spend other peoples money, and find other dumb people who are dumb enough to think that it is a clever idea to do business with you.

I mean the mafia is basically just the Trump Organization and Friends with guns.  A bunch of dumbasses, flashing around the signs of wealth, while not actually having very much actual wealth, and making money off of fools who think they are making deals with some vast criminal enterprise that excels at making wealth, but instead spends its time pulling off petty operations, like stealing beef off the back of meat trucks, or rebottling vegetable oil so they can pass it off as more expensive olive oil.
 
2020-12-03 4:46:36 AM  
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2020-12-03 4:51:47 AM  
Yeah but according to Interpol the Mafia is always planning on hijacking *something*.  Hardly an unbiased opinion.
 
2020-12-03 4:57:21 AM  

mistahtom: Yeah it's called The Trump Administration.


I was coming to say they'd probably do a better job of distribution than the Trump Administration, but yours is good!
 
2020-12-03 4:59:51 AM  
Honestly it seems like a high-risk thing to actually steal. Now making some fake vaccines and selling them? That's a much safer option and they're probably already doing it.
 
2020-12-03 5:10:12 AM  
Bada-bing, bada-poke.
 
2020-12-03 5:13:52 AM  

BafflerMeal: Yeah but according to Interpol the Mafia is always planning on hijacking *something*.  Hardly an unbiased opinion.


What's a truck?
 
2020-12-03 5:18:28 AM  
I always suspected this guy was up to something.

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2020-12-03 5:20:37 AM  
Pfft... interpol hasn't had a good album since El Pintor in 2014 though.
 
2020-12-03 5:26:09 AM  

Bowen: I always suspected this guy was up to something.

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2020-12-03 5:27:01 AM  
There's NO SUCH THING as the Mafia, you got it? Carry on.
 
2020-12-03 5:27:05 AM  
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2020-12-03 5:28:17 AM  
Well, I don't see the point of stealing something when you can freely by a vaccine made by Fizzler in totally Germany already.

:)
 
2020-12-03 5:44:26 AM  

Theeng: Honestly it seems like a high-risk thing to actually steal. Now making some fake vaccines and selling them? That's a much safer option and they're probably already doing it.


This.
Scum were already charging poor/ignorant people for blood glucose tests and telling them it's the Covid antibody test.
 
2020-12-03 5:50:06 AM  

winedrinkingman: I seriously doubt that the mafia has the ability to store vaccines at extremely cold temperatures.  That said, they are typically the kind of imbeciles that would think that they could simply keep the vaccines in a regular walk in freezer, and it would all be okay.

I mean that too, they are imbeciles.  When you read about them and their exploits, and the type of people who rise to the top of their organization, they have never been smart men.  I have never had dealings with any of them personally, but I have ran into other gangsters, and organized crime is rather like crooked real estate, you don't have to be a genius to live high off the hog doing it, so long as you are willing to cheat, spend other peoples money, and find other dumb people who are dumb enough to think that it is a clever idea to do business with you.

I mean the mafia is basically just the Trump Organization and Friends with guns.  A bunch of dumbasses, flashing around the signs of wealth, while not actually having very much actual wealth, and making money off of fools who think they are making deals with some vast criminal enterprise that excels at making wealth, but instead spends its time pulling off petty operations, like stealing beef off the back of meat trucks, or rebottling vegetable oil so they can pass it off as more expensive olive oil.


Too, too, much this and 💯 correct.
 
2020-12-03 5:55:47 AM  
The cold chain is so specialized that these temperature sensitive shipments are easily subject to demand-driven distribution fees.   And there's lots of money in Warp Speed and peripheral budgets, so until the money dries up, the dock is blocked but I can fix that for you.
 
2020-12-03 6:06:47 AM  
Listen, real mafia don't do that shiat. Real mafia is where the money are.  Garbage collection and processing. Hospice and mental care. Orphanages. Charities. Places where spendings are huge and control is scarce.
 
2020-12-03 6:08:08 AM  

mistahtom: Yeah it's called The Trump Administration.


Is there a German stupid Mafia?  Then, Trump's the Slobfather.
 
2020-12-03 6:11:56 AM  

PaulRB: mistahtom: Yeah it's called The Trump Administration.

Is there a German stupid Mafia?  Then, Trump's the Slobfather.


I imagine Trump will hop into bed with anyone who'll give him money
 
2020-12-03 6:12:19 AM  

PaulRB: mistahtom: Yeah it's called The Trump Administration.

Is there a German stupid Mafia?  Then, Trump's the Slobfather.


Germany already had its own Slobfather. chancellor Schroder. Look him up. Disgrace.
 
2020-12-03 6:20:06 AM  
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It's time for UNATCO to sweep in and retrieve the stolen Ambrosia vaccine.
 
2020-12-03 6:20:46 AM  
Are you saying I SHOULDN'T get my vaccine where I get my salami & capicola hoagie?
 
2020-12-03 6:22:24 AM  

winedrinkingman: I seriously doubt that the mafia has the ability to store vaccines at extremely cold temperatures.  That said, they are typically the kind of imbeciles that would think that they could simply keep the vaccines in a regular walk in freezer, and it would all be okay.

I mean that too, they are imbeciles.  When you read about them and their exploits, and the type of people who rise to the top of their organization, they have never been smart men.


Let's be fair--anyone willing to buy a bunch of black market vaccines and not expect it to contain a dose of heroin, HIV, arsenic, and mercury, all competing in a "Kill the Dipshiat" competition, deserves to get turned into gray goo.
 
2020-12-03 6:28:38 AM  

MagicChicken: winedrinkingman: I seriously doubt that the mafia has the ability to store vaccines at extremely cold temperatures.  That said, they are typically the kind of imbeciles that would think that they could simply keep the vaccines in a regular walk in freezer, and it would all be okay.

I mean that too, they are imbeciles.  When you read about them and their exploits, and the type of people who rise to the top of their organization, they have never been smart men.

Let's be fair--anyone willing to buy a bunch of black market vaccines and not expect it to contain a dose of heroin, HIV, arsenic, and mercury, all competing in a "Kill the Dipshiat" competition, deserves to get turned into gray goo.


Given that highly expensive antibiotics can be bought for pennies on the dollar off Amazon when simply repackaged as animal meds, the bar has already been lowered.
 
2020-12-03 6:36:31 AM  

winedrinkingman: I seriously doubt that the mafia has the ability to store vaccines at extremely cold temperatures.  That said, they are typically the kind of imbeciles that would think that they could simply keep the vaccines in a regular walk in freezer, and it would all be okay.

I mean that too, they are imbeciles.  When you read about them and their exploits, and the type of people who rise to the top of their organization, they have never been smart men.  I have never had dealings with any of them personally, but I have ran into other gangsters, and organized crime is rather like crooked real estate, you don't have to be a genius to live high off the hog doing it, so long as you are willing to cheat, spend other peoples money, and find other dumb people who are dumb enough to think that it is a clever idea to do business with you.

I mean the mafia is basically just the Trump Organization and Friends with guns.  A bunch of dumbasses, flashing around the signs of wealth, while not actually having very much actual wealth, and making money off of fools who think they are making deals with some vast criminal enterprise that excels at making wealth, but instead spends its time pulling off petty operations, like stealing beef off the back of meat trucks, or rebottling vegetable oil so they can pass it off as more expensive olive oil.


It's TMZ - this is about like listening to the Sun or something.  Interpol probably put out a "Careful, this shiat's uniquely valuable, organized crime might try to target it." and TMZ took it from there with their usual dedication to proper journalism.  Also, while you're not wrong about many that claim the name, there is a large difference twixt American "mafia" types and the old country serious business Sicilians.  Those guys are in fact not terribly stupid, and would just use proper doctors and the like to plan, store, and otherwise deal with use after a hijack.  You don't want to make the mistake of thinking everybody's a movie caricature.  The ones you hear about, the ones with a big presence that end up in prison over stupid shiat?  Sure there's plenty of them.  But there are also plenty of them that in fact aren't that dumb.  They're the ones that you need to be concerned with.  If they were all idiots like Trump, they would have been eradicated long ago.  Notice they haven't been?   Not even remotely.   That ought to tell you something - because it ain't hardly just dumb luck that's preserved the entire overall smuggling/strongarm structure since... the 1200's or so?  Hard to say for sure - they've been around forever, but how much cooperation since when?  Debatable.  But a hell of a long time.

/they like the dumbfarks - they really do
//because they give the impression that all serious organized crims are such dumbfarks and easy out bullshiatters
///oddly enough, with as long as they've been at this - organizationally rather than individually - there are plenty you'll likely never hear about because they're in fact damn good at this
////step 1 - convince the world that you do not actually exist.  Step 2 - nearly whatever you like
 
2020-12-03 6:48:06 AM  
One for the "Well what's actually gonna happen then, Cosmonaut?" crowd.

What we're likely to see is not movie bullshiat or expanded New York mob semi hijacks.  They'll do the same thing they've always done.  They'll use the people they have a handle on, and that's a fair amount of people.  Blackmail, money, whatever - the usual.  "Spoiled" vaccine doses that are not in fact so spoiled will make their way into their hands.  Some will be flat out pilfered out of stocks, a box here and there isn't going to trigger "OMGZ call the cops" in the middle of the mess than trying to get the vaccine out will be.  No one's going to have time for true extensive triple check record keeping.  Multiply that kind of shiat by a lot of a different individuals in a lot of places, and you get enough to vaccinate your people with some left over to sell, use as bribes, whatever.

In other words, the exact same "It fell off the back of a truck, y'know?" tactics that have worked beautifully since humans have had mass commerce.
 
2020-12-03 6:59:15 AM  
Claude Ballse:
Given that highly expensive antibiotics can be bought for pennies on the dollar off Amazon when simply repackaged as animal meds, the bar has already been lowered.

I was not aware of this.

Would it be crass to send Bezos a "Thank you for curing my clap" card, or should a simple "Happy Holidays" card suffice?
 
2020-12-03 7:19:01 AM  
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2020-12-03 7:24:49 AM  

MagSeven: There's NO SUCH THING as the Mafia, you got it? Carry on.


i'm in the waste management business, you got that? just because we haul trash everybody thinks we're all mobbed up. don't believe everything you read online, Meadow!
 
2020-12-03 7:47:28 AM  
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2020-12-03 8:23:22 AM  
I watched a Law and Order episode last week about counterfeit flu vaccines, I'm more worried that this could be a thing for this one.

/Bong Bong!
 
2020-12-03 8:40:25 AM  
If the mafia thinks there is a dime to be made from it, they will discuss hijacking it. That is not what is surprising here. What is surprising is that law enforcement apparently has so much surveillance and or informants in mafia organizations that they even know about ideas that they are spit balling
 
2020-12-03 8:56:14 AM  
The mafia probably started the rumors on purpose so when they're injecting suckers with a couple cc's of limoncello, they think they're getting the real thing.
 
2020-12-03 9:25:23 AM  

winedrinkingman: I seriously doubt that the mafia has the ability to store vaccines at extremely cold temperatures.  That said, they are typically the kind of imbeciles that would think that they could simply keep the vaccines in a regular walk in freezer, and it would all be okay.

I mean that too, they are imbeciles.  When you read about them and their exploits, and the type of people who rise to the top of their organization, they have never been smart men.  I have never had dealings with any of them personally, but I have ran into other gangsters, and organized crime is rather like crooked real estate, you don't have to be a genius to live high off the hog doing it, so long as you are willing to cheat, spend other peoples money, and find other dumb people who are dumb enough to think that it is a clever idea to do business with you.

I mean the mafia is basically just the Trump Organization and Friends with guns.  A bunch of dumbasses, flashing around the signs of wealth, while not actually having very much actual wealth, and making money off of fools who think they are making deals with some vast criminal enterprise that excels at making wealth, but instead spends its time pulling off petty operations, like stealing beef off the back of meat trucks, or rebottling vegetable oil so they can pass it off as more expensive olive oil.


Michael Francese seemed pretty farking smart. One of the all time highest earners.
 
2020-12-03 9:42:15 AM  
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2020-12-03 10:53:48 AM  
The great thing about rushing through a vaccine because you can't stop whining about quarantine is that you can make counterfeit vaccine.  Who could tell the difference?  You don't need to hijack the "real" stuff, or more than once, just to establish a second supplier.

If the counterfeit doesn't work, who's to say it is bad because there is no real data on how the real vaccine works.  Same with fatal side effects.  Maybe the fake vaccine will save lives.
 
2020-12-03 11:48:45 AM  
Anyone caught stealing the vaccines should be shot on sight. Aim to disable.
 
2020-12-03 11:51:53 AM  
Murderous crime organization set to et people die for money. Shocking
 
2020-12-03 12:23:34 PM  

WhiskeyBender: winedrinkingman: I seriously doubt that the mafia has the ability to store vaccines at extremely cold temperatures.  That said, they are typically the kind of imbeciles that would think that they could simply keep the vaccines in a regular walk in freezer, and it would all be okay.

I mean that too, they are imbeciles.  When you read about them and their exploits, and the type of people who rise to the top of their organization, they have never been smart men.  I have never had dealings with any of them personally, but I have ran into other gangsters, and organized crime is rather like crooked real estate, you don't have to be a genius to live high off the hog doing it, so long as you are willing to cheat, spend other peoples money, and find other dumb people who are dumb enough to think that it is a clever idea to do business with you.

I mean the mafia is basically just the Trump Organization and Friends with guns.  A bunch of dumbasses, flashing around the signs of wealth, while not actually having very much actual wealth, and making money off of fools who think they are making deals with some vast criminal enterprise that excels at making wealth, but instead spends its time pulling off petty operations, like stealing beef off the back of meat trucks, or rebottling vegetable oil so they can pass it off as more expensive olive oil.

Michael Francese seemed pretty farking smart. One of the all time highest earners.


And he saw the writing on the wall and got out.  Go watch his YouTube videos.  According to him the mob is a shadow of what it once was and law enforcement has gotten so good at surveiling them now that it's impossible to get away with much.
 
2020-12-03 1:58:25 PM  

Grahor: PaulRB: mistahtom: Yeah it's called The Trump Administration.

Is there a German stupid Mafia?  Then, Trump's the Slobfather.

Germany already had its own Slobfather. chancellor Schroder. Look him up. Disgrace.


And Austria very nearly both did and didn't have Erwin Schrodinger at exactly the same time!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_S​c​hr%C3%B6dinger
 
2020-12-03 2:21:42 PM  

Callous: WhiskeyBender: winedrinkingman: I seriously doubt that the mafia has the ability to store vaccines at extremely cold temperatures.  That said, they are typically the kind of imbeciles that would think that they could simply keep the vaccines in a regular walk in freezer, and it would all be okay.

I mean that too, they are imbeciles.  When you read about them and their exploits, and the type of people who rise to the top of their organization, they have never been smart men.  I have never had dealings with any of them personally, but I have ran into other gangsters, and organized crime is rather like crooked real estate, you don't have to be a genius to live high off the hog doing it, so long as you are willing to cheat, spend other peoples money, and find other dumb people who are dumb enough to think that it is a clever idea to do business with you.

I mean the mafia is basically just the Trump Organization and Friends with guns.  A bunch of dumbasses, flashing around the signs of wealth, while not actually having very much actual wealth, and making money off of fools who think they are making deals with some vast criminal enterprise that excels at making wealth, but instead spends its time pulling off petty operations, like stealing beef off the back of meat trucks, or rebottling vegetable oil so they can pass it off as more expensive olive oil.

Michael Francese seemed pretty farking smart. One of the all time highest earners.

And he saw the writing on the wall and got out.  Go watch his YouTube videos.  According to him the mob is a shadow of what it once was and law enforcement has gotten so good at surveiling them now that it's impossible to get away with much.


I've read his books a few times. His last couple chapters make me sick. He sounds like a tv evangelist.
 
2020-12-03 2:42:00 PM  
Fascinating. So it's the mafia? This is after the news stories that IBM found this, and says it's a state-level actor.

So, it's either the mafia, doing a job for Trumpolini, or....
 
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