A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 25, 2023
“The mob is just like the government, without the pretense”

“MAFİA :same thing as government,without all the pretense !!!” was posted on Twitter by Hande Öngör Oettermann on April 1, 2013. “Mafia. Same thing as government, without all the pretense” was posted on Twitter by radicalsnippets on April 7, 2013. “MAFIA: SAME THING AS GOVERNMENT, WITHOUT ALL THE PRETENSE” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by M Ranieri Huseman on January 30, 2014. The saying probably originated with this image, but authorship is unknown.
     
“The Mob is just like the Government… Without the pretense” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by Brian Kelly on September 23, 2022.
   
“Government is the mafia pretending to be a human rights organization” is a related saying.
     
       
Twitter 
Hande Öngör Oettermann
@hande64
MAFİA :same thing as government,without all the pretense !!! hele maaşallah bizde ki Sicilya Mafyasının erkek kardeşi 😊)
Translated from Turkish by Google
MAFIA :same thing as government,without all the pretense !!! especially the brother of the Sicilian Mafia 😊)
3:22 AM · Apr 1, 2013
 
Twitter
radicalsnippets
@radicalsnippets
Mafia. Same thing as government, without all the pretense.
4:36 PM · Apr 7, 2013
   
Twitter
Michael Shanklin
@shanklinmike
The mafia is the same as the government without all the pretense.
-MD
4:31 PM · Apr 30, 2013
   
Twitter
Hesham Haggag
@HeshamHaggagPhD
The mafia is the same as the government without all the pretense.
Food for thoughts 😉
4:36 PM · Apr 30, 2013
 
Twitter
Dr Gregg Houlden MD FEBS/EmSurg MBA
@gregghoulden
RT @CandiLissa: The Mafia is the same thing as government, without all the pretense…>very good analogy of Obama’s admin at least 😊
1:53 AM · Jul 6, 2013
   
Twitter
radicalsnippets
@radicalsnippets
Mafia. Same thing as government, without all the pretense.
5:46 PM · Nov 14, 2013
 
Twitter
M Ranieri Huseman
@momoishere
Mafia: same thing as government without all the pretense
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
MAFIA:
SAME THING AS GOVERNMENT,
WITHOUT ALL THE PRETENSE
10:13 PM · Jan 30, 2014
 
Facebook
Leah Amber Moon
October 19, 2016 at 5:55 PM ·
That’s the federal reserve’s job..tisk tisk. .those minions don’t like competition.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
MAFIA:
SAME THING AS GOVERNMENT,
WITHOUT ALL THE PRETENSE
   
Twitter
Mike Y.
@miketothey1
MIKE’S DEFINITION OF THE DAY: Mafia—Same thing as the government without all the pretense.
9:18 AM · Jul 12, 2018
   
Facebook
Brian Kelly
September 23, 2022 at 12:23 AM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
The Mob is just like the
Government…
Without the pretense
 
Twitter
Declaration of Memes
@LibertyCappy
“you need to pay your taxes so we can protect you from what we will do to you for not paying your taxes!”
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
MAFIA:
SAME THING AS GOVERNMENT,
WITHOUT ALL THE PRETENSE
1:49 PM · Mar 24, 2023

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