clockA medical resident in Mexico was caught sleeping on the job and attempts were made to shame her. Residents from across the western hemisphere responded with pictures of them also sleeping on the job.

How the minimum wage moved from a national and state issue to a local one.

Child care providers in Los Angeles are concerned that they won’t be able to cope with a rising minimum wage.

Chinese businessman Li Hejun went to a clean energy conference, and lost $14,000,000,000 in the process.

Erik Kain’s piece on outrage culture is worth a read, in which he starts with this story where Internet Avengers managed to get two elderly hearse drivers fired on account of their need for sustenance.

Here’s an incredibly sad story of a woman who, on a plane, was texted by her husband that he was going to commit suicide, and the flight attendants wouldn’t let her try to call him to talk him out of it.

Bryan Lowder seems to really want to put gays in a pretty small box.

I found #CancelColbert to be silly until I realized that it was just a catchy phrase to raise a pretty ordinary complaint, and found the backlash against Suey Park to be kind of overdone. Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig wrote a piece on Park, and Freddie and Jay Caspian Kang had a dialogue about it.

The “bake my cake” argument, in reverse. A jeweler in Canada who opposes same-sex marriage agreed to make a wedding ring for a gay couple, and the gay couple is upset and wants their money back.

A DC councilmember wants to restrict charges of assaulting an officer to people who actually assault officers.

Courts in West Virginia ruled that drug addicts can sue their physicians even if they admit they have obtained the drugs illegally. Frances Coleman argues that bad pain doctors make things more difficult for good ones.

This pediatric dentist is the supervillain of the nightmares of young children.

Even though she lost, and I’m not on board with the anti-circumcision movement, I am with Heather Hironimus here. Circumcision should require the ongoing consent of both parents.

The atrocious ‘Innocence of Muslims’ ruling has been reversed.

The Supreme Court that two states can’t tax the same income. Alito, Roberts, Kennedy, Breyer, and Sotomayor were in the majority, and Ginsburg, Scalia, Thomas, and Kagan dissented. This will be of limited utility when state borders have sales tax on one side and income tax on the other, however.


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11 Responses to Linkluster Departments of Argentina

  1. Concerning Hironimus, there’s something in the reporting (i.e., the link provided and another article I found on WSJ) that bothers me. The (two) reports I read don’t make it clear why she was being held in contempt of court and why the condition for her release would be to agree to circumcision. I do understand that she had violated her custody agreement with the father of the child and therefore understand why she’d face contempt holding and if convicted, jail time. But I don’t understand why agreeing to the procedure would effect her release.

    Unless the reports aren’t entirely what they seem. Did she really have to accede to the circumcision, or was it just something like she had to agree to return custody to the father and promise not to interfere?

    • Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

      Because she agreed for her son to have the procedure when the custody agreement was being drawn up.

      Also, contrary to TrumWill’s implication, she did finally consent to the procedure, otherwise she would still be in jail.

      • trumwill says:

        Consent to get out of jail isn’t really consent.

        • Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

          If she truly believed in the cause, she could have stayed in jail.

          So fuck that worthless [redacted] .

        • Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

          For those who are curious, the redacted word is the word commonly known as the c-word.

          She chose to paint herself into a corner. When the original agreement was drawn up, she agreed to let her son be circumcised.

          Her hope was to delay it enough so that way she could use his age as a reason to not perform the procedure.

          Also, you shouldn’t use the term “ongoing consent”. That peculiar phrase has a specific meaning that has nothing to do with a contract between two parents.

        • trumwill says:

          Yes, she agreed. But I don’t believe the court should enforce such agreements such a significant amount of time later. It was well after the agreement was signed when the father decided that he wanted to go forward with it.

  2. fillyjonk says:

    About the whole “I am outraged to see (whatever) and I am going to shame the person” thing, I keep thinking of the old quotation (often misattributed to Plato) about “Be kind, for everyone is bearing a heavy burden.”

    I also think of the student who took me to task for being “distracted” at times during a semester when a family member was going through cancer treatment.

    (And I admit, I do this myself – grumble about drivers who turn after the light has changed, or drive somewhat erratically, and for all I know, they could be rushing to get to the hospital where their child has been taken after an injury….)

  3. Brandon Berg says:

    I’m annoyed that they only cited Ginsburg’s dissent in the tax case. Of course she’s in favor of more taxation. The Scalia and Thomas dissents are the ones I want to hear.

  4. Oscar Gordon says:

    I said my piece about the hearse drivers Over There.

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