The BBC reports that when Italian police searched a Mafia boss' hideout, they found a list of ten rules for proper mafioso etiquette.

1. No-one can present himself directly to another of our friends. There must be a third person to do it.

2. Never look at the wives of friends.

3. Never be seen with cops.

4. Don't go to pubs and clubs.

5. Always being available for Cosa Nostra is a duty - even if your wife's about to give birth.

6. Appointments must absolutely be respected.

7. Wives must be treated with respect.

8. When asked for any information, the answer must be the truth.

9. Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to others or to other families.

10. People who can't be part of Cosa Nostra: anyone who has a close relative in the police, anyone with a two-timing relative in the family, anyone who behaves badly and doesn't hold to moral values.


Compare it to Gene Autry's Cowboy Code from 1930.

1. The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man or take an unfair advantage.
2. A Cowboy must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.
3. A Cowboy must always tell the truth.
4. A Cowboy must be gentle with children, the elderly and small animals.
5. A Cowboy must not adovcate or possess racially or religiously interolerant views and ideas.
6. A Cowboy must help people in distress.
7. A Cowboy must be a good worker.
8. A Cowboy must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action and personal habits.
9. A Cowboy must respect women, parents and his nations's views.
10. A Cowboy is a patriot.


The original Ten Commandments.

1
. Thou shalt have no other gods before me

2. Thou shalt not make for thyself an idol

3. Thou shalt not make wrongful use of the name of thy God

4. Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy

5. Honor thy Father and Mother

6. Thou shalt not murder

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery

8. Thou shalt not steal

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor

10. Thou shalt not covet

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Guest: Bob D Caterino (2345 days ago)
He got that list from my book, "Growing up Goomba," The list is called Mob Rules. One reason I am in the witness protection program. Authors that write about the mob usually end up dirt napping.
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He got that list from my book, "Growing up Goomba," The list is called Mob Rules. One reason I am in the witness protection program. Authors that write about the mob usually end up dirt napping.
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Guest: toma (1089 days ago)
Are you Forreal just for writing about it what about the mafia guys who turn into rats.
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Are you Forreal just for writing about it what about the mafia guys who turn into rats.
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Guest: Beelzebubba (2534 days ago)
Err... So what? Waste of pixels.
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Err... So what? Waste of pixels.
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Guest: Dustin A. Mingone (2011 days ago)
hey dont be talkin like that to my guy like that, wrong tone smuck, god bless Caterino
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hey dont be talkin like that to my guy like that, wrong tone smuck, god bless Caterino
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Guest: Caterino (1403 days ago)
Ima gonna Smack Beel upside the head, from head to toe.
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Ima gonna Smack Beel upside the head, from head to toe.
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Guest: Duplex (1413 days ago)
Good after implementation!
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Good after implementation!
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Guest: Corleone (921 days ago)
We'd probably have a more efficient and profitable government if the Mafia ran things. At least you know their position whereas with politicians you're dealing with a bunch of slime balls. We call other countries corrupt; but what's so differenent about the U. S.? At least the "corrupt" countries don't try to hide it and put themselves forth as being pristine.
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We'd probably have a more efficient and profitable government if the Mafia ran things. At least you know their position whereas with politicians you're dealing with a bunch of slime balls. We call other countries corrupt; but what's so differenent about the U. S.? At least the "corrupt" countries don't try to hide it and put themselves forth as being pristine.
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Guest: Faisal Habib (779 days ago)
Latest comment: hi, i sure u didn't forget deals we had in MIDC, australia. now its your time to act, i mean NOW. be sure, u r not alone. many, many people from around the globe r included in it. So, there's nothing to be worried about, its just biz as usual. best regards
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Latest comment: hi, i sure u didn't forget deals we had in MIDC, australia. now its your time to act, i mean NOW. be sure, u r not alone. many, many people from around the globe r included in it. So, there's nothing to be worried about, its just biz as usual. best regards
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