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        Dogs first
        One thing that Shorris (see my last post) talks about is the gap between rich and poor in America. He asserts that both the poor and the rich are equal at birth, but the poor become disadvantaged because they don't know or follow the rules of "the game".

        Whatever the reason, the gap between the poor and the rich is very obvious. It seems that the pocket areas in california, which are affluent enjoy better roads, facilities and lush landscape while the rest have to deal with potholes (I can't get over the potholes - and we saw a chicken crossing the street in Malibu African style)and run down houses.

        Personally, the extent of the problem is nicely summarized in this hotel description in our guide book.

        The Cliffs at Shell Beach. Perched dramatically on an ocean front cliff, this resort is surrounded by lawns and palm trees. ...This resort is extremely pet-friendly - all visiting dogs receive a bed, two dishes, and bottled water and the concierge can arrange dog-walking services.

        I rest my case.

        Outside, you see homeless people lying on the green grass underneath a tree or hitch-hiking with their worldly possessions in about 5 small plastic bags. Still, dog guests at The Cliffs at Shell Beach get super treatment.
        posted by Fikirte @ 12:52 AM   Digg!
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