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Ike Bloom vs.Arnold Rothstein
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beemoe
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Ike Bloom vs.Arnold Rothstein Reply with quote

I remember your article on the Chicago underworld Jiggy. Looking back at it I realized that Ike Bloom served the same role as Arnold Rothstein. So how was Bloom connected back to that operation that has no name but i call it TR for lack of one.

Jim Colosimo, John Torrio, Bloom and various Irish politicians working in unison a very interesting combination.
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FINCEN
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great observation, Bloom was the key source of liquor. Not the bathtub home brewed spirits sold to the everyday Joe but the imported high quality Canadian scotch, the Lafite de Rothschild wines and other brands favored by the elites of American society. What role might he have played in the liquor setup if not for the intervention of fate?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is worth noting his ties crossed political lines though he is most often identified with the Democratic machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Beemoe Reply with quote

I noticed he operated on both sides and with various ethnic groups. I remember your making an issue of how the more elite criminals worked with various groups.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed those with the foresight and discipline to form ethnic alliances proved most successful.
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