Hey there. First off, thanks to you for this place. My name is Rich, from MN. I deployed to Mogadishu Somalia in October of 93 and was there for about 7 months. 75 more words
Today in Touart history: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1950 “Attorney Harry Seale won’t have to serve a jail sentence for grunting in court. But the grunts have cost him $15 in fines. Inferior Court Judge Tisdale J. Touart has set aside a six-hour jail sentence imposed against Seale Jan. 9 for contempt of court. But the jurist ruled that the fines must stick.” Seale, told by Touart that he was nagging a witness, had grunted. The judge laid a $5 fine, and Seale tossed a $5 bill on the bench. Then the judge added $10 more and imposed the jail time. Vin çent Kilborn, Seale’s law partner, had asked that Judge Claude A. Grayson review the case, then, after Seale was released on bond, asked Grayson to send it back to Touart. Grayson did so, and Touart said Seale had “purged himself” of the contempt.
The immediately preceding blog post raised the question of large pay inequities. So the obvious question is why are such large pay inequities tolerated? This post addresses that question and it is due to perceptions of economic mobility. 476 more words