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"Let's see what he does when he peers over a real cliff."
Tags:peer over the cliff, peers over the cliff, fiscal cliff, fiscal cliffs, economic decline, economic declines, market crash, market crashes, crash, crashes, crashing, mobster, mobsters, murder, murderers, murderer, intimidate, intimidates, intimidating, extort, extorts, extortion, financial market, financial markets, cliff edge, cliff's edge, market drop, market drops, market correction, market corrections, witness, witnesses, threaten, threatens, threatening
"Now let's try it again, pal. You got the money?"
Tags:hole punch, hole puncher, hole punchers, paper hole punch, paper hole puncher, paper, hole punchers, ticket collector, ticket collectors, ticket, tickets, extortion, extort, bully, bullying, mob, mobs, gang, gangs, threaten, threatening, crimes, criminal, criminals, in debt, debt, debtor, creditor, debtors, creditors, menace, menacing, intimidate, intimidation, intimidating, scare, scaring
"Big Tony's Web site—get rid of it."
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"Meet your sales numbers this month, Feldman, and you can have your head back."
Tags:sales, sales numbers, sales goal, sales goals, incentive, incentives, bribe, bribes, bribery, threaten, threatens, threatening, extort, extorts, extortion, extortions, salesman, salesmen, headless, goose sales, goosing sales, pressure, pressures, pressuring, incentive, incentives, incentivizing, corporate climate, corporate culture, management, managers, managing
"Why, that's blackmail!"
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"When I said I wanted a piece of the action, I meant a cut of the profits."
"The charges of blackmail were dropped. Those pictures of the prosecutor really came in handy."
"Tell the public we don't want to hurt anyone. All we want is their money."
Tags:corporation, corporations, big corporations, corporate power, corporate control, hostage, hostages, hostage negotiator, hostage negotiators, socialist, socialists, socialism, organized crime, white collar, white collar crime, shady, shifty, extort, extortion, capitalist, capitalists, capitalism, bottom line, bottom lines, business man, business men, boardroom, boardrooms
"So, while extortion, racketeering, and murder may be bad acts, they don't make you a bad person."
Tags:guilt, insecurity, insecurities, mob doctor, mob doctors, shrink, shrinks, organized crime, organised crime, justification, justifications, justify, justifies, justifying, bad person, bad people, good person, good people, good, bad, racketeer, racketeering, extortion, extort, extorts, morality, mankoff
"Next time, don't demand unmarked, small bills!"
Tags:extortion, extortion scheme, extort, extorts, extortion schemes, mafia, mob, mobs, organized crime, organised crime, gangster, gangsters, insurance, sell insurance, sells insurance, selling insurance, small bill, small bills, unmarked bill, unmarked bills, ransom, ransoms, ransomed, ransoming, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, misunderstands, literal, literally, tiny, small, miniature, miniatures, dollar bill, dollar bills
"Gracie, why are you watching so much TV?"
Though usually omitted from the story, the piper initially tried a different and futile ploy to extort payment from the townspeople.
'Me again. Mother says persistence pays off. If you want me to leave you alone, it'll cost you a dollar.'
"My new loan shark's great. He took all of my gambling debts and consolidated them into one monthly beating."
Godzilla, freelance corporate strategist
Tags:monsters, monster movies, monster film, monster films, threats, freelance, corporate strategist, corporate strategists, corporate strategy, business strategy, monster, monster movie, threat, threatening, extort, extortion, retail, retail store, big box, big box store, capitalism, predatory, predatory capitalism, development, corporation, corporate, greed, greedy, greediness, money, popular culture, consultant, intimidation
"Honey, you'll never guess what just happened! On my way home from work, I was corrupted by several obscure but powerful special interest groups!"
Tags:special interest, special interest group, special interest goods, lobby, lobbyist, lobbyists, lobbying, political lobbyist, political lobbyists, corrupted, bribes, bribery, bribing, groups, corrupt, corruption, money, bribe, extort, bribery, extortion, politics, political, criminal, crimes, criminals, extortion