Thursday, January 26, 2012

Antonio Lombardo Unione Siciliana President Gunned Down In Chicago's Loop

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Unione Siciliana, a community and political organization of native Sicilians was a powerful notional social and political organization. It was not a part of the Mafia but a powerful organization that the mob was beholden to in many ways. In Chicago the president of this organization had control over the immigrant cookers that made the alcohol base that bootleg gin was made of. It was a profitable, powerful but very dangerous position. During the roaring 20's a half dozen Union president were killed as the north and south side mobs fought over control of this strategic position.

Antonio Lombardo was a Capone / Torrio ally who had managed to hold his position for almost three years. Before being gunned down in the heart of the Loop at 4 in the afternoon in front of hundreds of witnesses. This short clip traces his last steps. We see him exit his offices in the, long gone, Hartford building at 8 S. Dearborn and head north towards Madison. A plane is being hoisted up the side of the Boston building and the street is filled with people.

Lombardo his partner Joe Ferrara and bodyguard Joe Lolardo turned on Madison and started walking west. They got about fifty feet before they turned to look at the plane once again. Two men came out of a restaurant doorway snuck up and emptied their revolvers into the three men. Lombardo and Ferrara were killed and bodyguard Lolardo miraculously survives.

But it's a Chicago miracle as nobody gets convicted and the next president turns out to be Joe Lolardo's brother. Fancy that?

With this clip we begin our second "season" of Chicago crime history videos. What started as a look at the "outfit" the Mafia crime organization that siezed power in the roaring 20's. Has morphed into a look at darker side of Chicago's history. Chicago is one of the worlds great cities but it's reputation for corruption of all sorts is another part of it's legend. That is what we explore here.

This clip is part of a series produced by MindsiMedia and presented on ChiTownView 's YouTube station. We are getting some Chicago crime history in HBO's series "Boardwalk Empire" and more will be on display when the film version of Eric Larsen's "Devil In The White City". Our series shows some of the famous places in Chicago crime history as they exist today. While telling some of that history with each clip.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rush Hour With Poe, A Dream W/in A Dream

Uploaded by on Jan 2, 2012
An unmarked video tape with a long lost fragment of some forgotten video project from a long time ago. Nothing was edited out this is as is but it has been added on to. Video overlays, snatches of sound and music and the final piece of the puzzle was a poem by Edgar Allen Poe "A Dream Within A Dream.

The sounds are from FreeSoundProject. They were blended together by the steady hand of Grand.

subway doors closing.mp3 by pomp1o

slow atmosphere 4.wav by ERH

Galloping Horse.wav by prosounder

A Dream Within A Dream - Poe.mp3 by fiatknox read by Alexander Thomas Greene

male breathing long.wav by boziav

Heavy Breathing.aif by jackstrebor

Cityscape 11 080530.wav by LG

Wilhelm Reich's Man's Right To Know Pt. 1

Newly uploaded by on Jan 19, 2012
"Man's right to know, to learn, to inquire, to make bona fide errors, to investigate human emotions must, by all means, be safe, if the word FREEDOM should ever be more than an empty political slogan."

Wilhelm Reich, right before the U.S. government burned all of his books and papers, destroyed his orgone accumulators, and threw him in prison where he died eight months later in 1957. One of Sigmund Freud's more promising students Wilhiem Reich was one of the most revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century. His research that ranged from sexual energy to a machine that could alter weather were so revolutionary that they had to be supressed. This film offers a biographical sketch. With photos film and his own voice helping to tell the story.

For more information on Mr. Reich here are some links.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MASHUP - Mashing Out Of My Grime - illpropaganda

Uploaded by on Jan 18, 2012
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Bonus Noise III - Dan The Automator
Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) - Hashim
Fresh Mess - Knights Of The Turntables
Grind Your Grime - Totally Normal
Computer Power - Jamie Jupitor
Surgery - Dr. Dre
Give It All You Got - Afro-Rican
Me So Horny - 2 Live Crew
Wild Thing - Tone Loc
Going Out of My Head - Fatboy Slim

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Superpower Adrift in an Alien World | TomDispatch

Obama's Mission Accomplished Moment?
And a Military-First Policy on a Destabilizing Planet

"Like a magician pulling the proverbial rabbit from the hat, the president described the situation this way: “Over the next 10 years, the growth in the defense budget will slow, but the fact of the matter is this: It will still grow, because we have global responsibilities that demand our leadership. In fact, the defense budget will still be larger than it was toward the end of the Bush administration.”

This magic trick was only possible because those headlined cuts were to come largely from the Pentagon’s “projected defense spending.” You’ll get the idea if you imagine an obese foodie announcing that he’s going to “diet” by cutting back on his dreams of future feasts, even as he modestly increases his actual caloric intake."

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Superpower Adrift in an Alien World | TomDispatch

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Story and highlights from last nights Bulls game. They played some great "D" in the 4th quarter.

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From The MindsiMedia Daily "How Is It Possible The Fed's Image Can Be Tarnished Further?"

"At this point it should be universally known that the Federal Reserve Board has been guilty of disastrous incompetence. It allowed an $8 trillion housing bubble to grow unchecked".......

To finish this story and read more of today's news visit our new daily news site.

The MindsiMedia Daily.

And a couple of related videos uploaded by Mindsi2.