Are some people better than others in general?
I once made a trip to the mountain country far outside Genoa, Italy, on business. I learned many things that were different there than in Rome, or the United States.
The one thing, however, that impressed me the most was that my host, a local businessman, was addressed everywhere we went as "Padrone." On the street, in a restaurant, at a hotel, everywhere.
He was not Mafia. What he was, it seems, was that he was an "owner." Maybe of most of the town and businesses.
We don't have that here very often.
I also noticed that in the coal mining camp in Utah, that Bob Murray, CEO of the company who owned the unfortunate mine, was always addressed as "Mr." Murray. Everyone else was Joe, or John, or Mary.
Billy Graham is in the hospital with a bleeding stomach, which they indicate has been stopped for several days. He is still there however, I think, due to who he is! No insurance company or hospital administrator would even hint that he leave anytime. Me, they would after 2 days.
The difference here in the USA is that we deny any differences should exist, but in Italy they brag about treating well known or wealthy people better than others. It is expected and wanted. There would be penalties were it not so!

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Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Sun, 11/25/2007 - 9:36am.

Let's do this?

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Submitted by hutch866 on Tue, 08/21/2007 - 2:15pm.

After 20 minutes of you, they would make YOU swallow a bandaid and out the door you would go, regardless of the insurance.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Tue, 08/21/2007 - 12:23pm.

I just realized that much of the audience on here is incapable of understanding very much about examples applying to other things (I could have used one word that explains such writing, but it would have just confused the issue further).
The examples above could have been expanded into three general categories as to the amount of justice applied to a transgression:

1. Very, very rich people who provide a lot of jobs.
2. Politicians, local town leaders, sports super stars, preacher's wives. Movie stars.
3. Young minorities who sass, mark up walls, steal food, run in gangs, and of course a few who rob stores for a fix.

1. Get to keep half of the billions.
2. Rehab three times, 24 days in a country club, probation (unenforced).
3. Due to overcrowding, 10-15 days at a time for 3-4 offenses in a bad jail. Then finally, 10-20 years and probation after 7-8 years.
Unless shooting is involved, then life to the needles.
We are deathly afraid of # 3, get bored with the TV for # 2, and are ticked off about the business guys having to give up half of their stolen billions.

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