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Post by VinnyD » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:31 am

But businesses or Putin? Putin wins in a walk.
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.

Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.

Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations.

American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children.

When that failed, they turned to threats, according to diplomats and government officials who took part in the discussions. Ecuador, which had planned to introduce the measure, was the first to find itself in the cross hairs.

The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced.

The showdown over the issue was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retaliation from the United States.

Health advocates scrambled to find another sponsor for the resolution, but at least a dozen countries, most of them poor nations in Africa and Latin America, backed off, citing fears of retaliation, according to officials from Uruguay, Mexico and the United States.

“We were astonished, appalled and also saddened,” said Patti Rundall, the policy director of the British advocacy group Baby Milk Action, who has attended meetings of the assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, since the late 1980s.

"What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young child health,” she said.

In the end, the Americans’ efforts were mostly unsuccessful. It was the Russians who ultimately stepped in to introduce the measure — and the Americans did not threaten them.

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Post by cuchulainn » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:49 pm

Is Putin blackmailing Trump or is Trump a Russian agent?

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Post by coffeeguy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:59 pm

Disgraceful

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Post by Vodd » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:32 pm

but but but i thought the alt-right LOVED babies. It's why they oppose abortion, isn't it Anno? Anno...? Anno...?

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Post by VinnyD » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:39 pm

These babies have already been born. That is the point at which the right wing loses interest.

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Post by incognita » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:48 pm

VinnyD wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:39 pm
These babies have already been born. That is the point at which the right wing loses interest.
Except as bodies for the private prison industry.
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Post by Chip_Oatley » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:07 pm

Vodd wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:32 pm
but but but i thought the alt-right LOVED babies. It's why they oppose abortion, isn't it Anno? Anno...? Anno...?

How strange nothing to be heard from the Stew's Mary Poppins. I wonder why?
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Post by Annotated » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:09 pm

I didn't really read this, but tell me if this is a fair summary: Trump outlaws breastfeeding.

And, oh yeah, it's pretty rich for the pro-abortionists to now be crying about babies. :roll:
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Post by birdlite » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:26 pm

It's reprehensible how this administration, claiming to be "prolife, wants to treat children, even home grown children.

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Post by Vodd » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:43 pm

Annotated wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:09 pm
I didn't really read this, but tell me if this is a fair summary: Trump outlaws breastfeeding.

And, oh yeah, it's pretty rich for the pro-abortionists to now be crying about babies. :roll:
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Post by simon_in_exile » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:45 pm

incognita wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:48 pm
VinnyD wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:39 pm
These babies have already been born. That is the point at which the right wing loses interest.
Except as bodies for the private prison industry.
BINGO.


I do wonder whether it was only the US that was lobbying against breast feeding. Abbott and Johnson are two big US firms, but Nestle is Swiss, for example. I guess the Nestle can’t get the clout of the EU behind them.
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Post by snowgirl » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:56 pm

I saw this yesterday. Business as usual for this administration. You know you're at the bottom of the barrel when you get schooled in bullying by Russia.
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Post by korgy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:12 pm

Annotated wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:09 pm
I didn't really read this, but tell me if this is a fair summary: Trump outlaws breastfeeding.
:roll:

isnt there another forum sponsored by, say Highlights for Children, or Jack and Jill, that might be more on your level?
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Post by birdlite » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:23 pm

Annotated wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:09 pm
I didn't really read this, but tell me if this is a fair summary: Trump outlaws breastfeeding.

And, oh yeah, it's pretty rich for the pro-abortionists to now be crying about babies. :roll:
Totally ignoring the fact that for decades, pro-choice advocates have pointed out the hypocrisy of the anti-choice movement having not a care about children after they are born.
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In fact, they also have pointed out that "pro-birth" advocates also seem to be anti-prenatal care and other preventative care.
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Post by Annotated » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:25 pm

It's odd that no matter what problems surface in society, the libtards' answer always seems to be KILL THE BABIES!

No wonder so many are #walkingaway.
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Post by Electrolyte » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:42 pm

Putin has seized the moral high ground from Trump. What a pathetic ape.

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Post by birdlite » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:02 pm

Annotated wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:25 pm
It's odd that no matter what problems surface in society, the libtards' answer always seems to be KILL THE BABIES!

No wonder so many are #walkingaway.
It's odd that no matter what problems surface in society the right's answer always seems to be "steal from the children."

But that's Annotated. He thinks this
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Is more important than this
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or, for that matter, anyone in this picture
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Post by Vodd » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:35 pm

Annotated cant think for himself he has to watch Fox first to know what he is supposed to say
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Post by simon_in_exile » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:32 pm

Vodd wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Annotated cant think for himself he has to watch Fox first to know what he is supposed to say
Too much credit given. I give posters like lavite and twodogs credit for at least sharing their honest views and beliefs here. Annotated doesn’t have the courage to share his true opinions here, so trolls instead. Snoooooore.
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Post by birdlite » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:49 pm

More about this "pro-life" administration
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Post by dBrother » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:17 am

So they're banning breast feeding?

No?

Yes?

What's the issue?

Are mothers now gunna have their babies ripped away from their tits and force fed milk powder ?
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Post by SeamusMcCool » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:18 am


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Post by Godjira » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:52 am

The comical part was how Trump supported the story after he called it fake.
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