John Stanfa was a Sicilian Mobster in Philadelphia and was born on December 7th, 1940 in a tiny mountain village of Caccamo, which was about 30 miles south east of Palermo, in a region of western Sicily long dominated by the mafia. He was the youngest of 4 children. Two of his elder brothers as well as his one brother-in-law were members of the Sicilian Mafia. John and his wife Nicolena Congialdi moved to Philadelphia. Stanfa’s main objective was to bring the Philadelphia Crime Family back to the top, but things didn’t work out the way he planned.
Stein shares, “My father was the first Stein in all history, as far as we know, to have accumulated any real capital. He did that by getting a fine education at Williams College and then at the University of Chicago. He was a stone genius, and among his many aspects of genius was that he knew that he must regularly convert his human capital - his intelligence and education and connections - into financial capital: namely, savings.” By using this story Ben Stein uses ethos because he is a credible source in the situation. He shares this story in spite of trying to prove a point to his son Tommy, that his grandfather started a very important task in life by working hard and saving while he could in order to be successful and for his family to have the opportunity to be successful as well. Stein is very effective by sharing this story to make the point to Tommy that he needs to work hard and continue the
“The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead” (33). In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller uses foil characters to elucidate Willy’s flaws that ultimately prevent him and his family from succeeding. The contrast between Charley and Willy and Bernard and Biff serves to highlight how Willy’s obsession with achieving his version of the American Dream impacts both his life and his children’s. His poor values are passed on to his children producing even more failures. ¬¬¬¬Both Charley and Willy work as salesmen, however Charley represents what Willy desired to become – successful.
Between five and six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, as a result of discrimination and it is still a widespread problem. Fighting discrimination and creating an equal society takes great wisdom and strength. Both the book titled Opening Day and the film titled The Book Thief share themes of wisdom overcoming discrimination: Opening Day reveals how Jackie Robinson had to be smart when fighting discrimination; similarly, the film titled The Book Thief illustrates Liesel’s need to be wise when helping Max. Jackie Robinson used courage and wisdom to help him battle segregation and become as successful as he was. For example, Jackie’s courage is reflected when he was ten and he was playing in a local park and a white girl started yelling “Nigger!
“Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow” Proverbs 13:11 (NIV). In our lesson this week we studied three different men; the first being Benjamin Franklin, the second, Charles Dow, and the third, Charles Ponzi. For the Scripture I chose this week, I am going to use Benjamin Franklin and Charles Ponzi as examples. The first part of this Scripture says, “Dishonest money dwindles away”. This is definitely the story of Charles Ponzi, who immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1903.
7. Major changes were coming for organized crime. 7.1 In 1928, a feud broke out between the Masseria and Maranzano crime families (A+E Networks, 2009). CHARLES “LUCKY” LUCIANO 6 7.2 This feud, dubbed the Castellammarese War, dominated events in the Italian underworld until 1931 (Gosch, 1975). 7.3 In 1929, Luciano earned his nickname “Lucky” when he survived being beaten by Maranzano to get him to kill Masseria (Gosch,
He gave up his horse and let a sick militia boy ride on the horse while he walked. He was determined, he never gave up. He also raised a child when he was older. These facts prove that Andrew Jackson should be on the twenty dollar bill because he lived a hard life at first. He wanted to prove to people that he was great and nothing would stop him.
For the majority of the time he got away with his crimes because the Jewish Mafia had a immense significance over the FBI’s leadership. Consequently of convicting many crimes, he had numerous of infractions on his criminal record. Lansky wanted a fresh beginning, so he tried to move to Israel. In order for him to migrate, he had to obtain a citizenship. Lansky tried for two years to obtain a citizenship because it was consistently repudiated due to his criminal record.
The value of life as determined by Schindler and Goth is diametrically opposed. Schindler risks his life and gives up fortune to save hundreds, while Goth sends thousands to their death and even casually snipes Jewish prisoners one morning for sport. These events all display just how easily life can be saved, traded, or taken away, and illustrate the value of remembering how the Holocaust happened. The film encompasses the idea that life only has as much value as those in control deem it to be. Through this focus on the fragility of life, the film acts as a reminder of what happens when good people stand idle in the wake
Giovanni Piranesi full name is Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Giovanni Piranesi was an Italian etcher, archaeologist, designer, theorist, and architect. He was known by his marvelous etching skill. In his early life, he received a training in hydraulic engineering and structural in Rome by his uncle. Although, the training did help him later in his life and what he had learned lead him to
MSW spent an hour contacting the Community Action Partership of San Bernardino County, HEAP of Needles to get ahold of Darel and every weatherization agency in the county for assistance, but no one was answering their phones. MSW finally got ahold of Vernoina, the office assistent at HEAP Needles. MSW explaned about the Pt 's situation and wanting to get ahold of Daral. She stated Darel has not been out there because HEAP only covers Needles once a year, however, they will get ahold of Darel and have him contact CG and MSW to arrange something to fix the doors, windows and air contisioning if possible.
He went to the prosecutor 2 times, but it was said there wasn 't enough evidence to convict. Sadly, he had to retire and leave the case unsolved. Since that time, Twyla has worked alone for the past 40 years, gathering information. She has found new evidence and names that need investigating, but it seems no one will take the time. Twyla has been to the police station, talked to Mr. Matt Towers, the present detective, in person.
Wes and his friend, Shea, were arrested by the police for the graffiti. The police officers decided to give Wes and Shea a second chance after Wes cry because he didn’t want to disappoint his mother. The Other Wes was jealous about his brother Tony about his drug operation that he decide to started selling drugs and the money he receive would buy all the clothes he wanted. Tony was suspecting about Wes being a DJ. In the book The Other Wes Moore One name, Two fates the author said, “Tony has now spend over a decade dealing drugs and knew how much money could be made in the game” He didn’t think about the consequences and how was going to affect his mother.
In order to make the movie better Salamo Arouch chose to go back to that concentration camp to better advise the director. When the movie hit the big screen his former friend sued Salamo Arouch for more than 20 million dollars. He claimed that the movie was based on his story and that they had stolen it. This man was also a boxer during the Holocaust and at one time was Salamo Arouch’s friend. He was only able to get 30 thousand dollars out of the lawsuit.
The 1930s was a time that encompassed the Great Depression, tight money, gangsterism and desperate attempts to distract from hard times. It seemed like nothing would be able to stun the people of America after being beat up the past few years, but when the Lindbergh family contacted the police saying that their baby had been kidnapped, America offered their sincere help. The Lindberghs had only recently moved back to New Jersey for a break from Charles Lindbergh’s fame when their child was taken. Evidence was studied at the scene of their missing child’s second-story bedroom. Contact was made with the family in a series of thirteen ransom notes containing instructions until they finally discovered the body of their beloved son.