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This is a very typical, and to me wholly unsurprising anectode. I have tons of those myself, some which are actually funny.

I'll just say that it has its good sides: with a bit of money, you can buy the same for yourself (the police escorts, not the impunity, I mean - although with enough money you can of course buy that as well). I went to a friend's wedding, and to go around the city before and after the wedding, he had hired a police escort from the nearby police station: for about $200, he has two police cars opening up the way around the city for his limo (a ZIL, i.e. the car of Brejnev et. al., separately hired). It was a nice experience, and accessible to pretty much everybody at such a price...

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Feb 16th, 2006 at 07:08:03 AM EST

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