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    UN breastfeeding resolution saved by... Russia?

    Russia saved a UN-affiliated resolution to encourage breastfeeding despite efforts by the U.S. to thwart its adoption.

    The U.S. tried to derail a pro-breastfeeding resolution in the UN’s World Health Organization to serve the interests of formula makers, The New York Times reported over the weekend.

    Citing dozens of unnamed delegates from several countries who participated in the deliberations this spring, the newspaper reported that U.S. representatives warned they would unleash punitive trade measures on Ecuador if it introduced the resolution.

    Enter Russia.

    “It was the Russians who ultimately stepped in to introduce the measure — and the Americans did not threaten them,” The New York Times reported.

    An unnamed Russian delegate to the deliberations in Geneva was quoted as saying “we’re not trying to be a hero.”

    He also said Russia did not receive direct pressure from Washington to back off from the measure, while fear of U.S. retaliation kept other Latin American and African countries from introducing the resolution.

    An anonymous U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesman said the original draft of the resolution created “unnecessary hurdles” for mothers who are unable to breastfeed and need alternatives to feed their children.

    But the head of the British advocacy group Baby Milk Action, Patti Rundall, compared the U.S. position to “blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus.”

    For the unnamed Russian delegate, the issue was a clear-cut case of a powerful country abusing its influence.

    “We feel that it is wrong when a big country tries to push around some very small countries, especially on an issue that is really important for the rest of the world,” the delegate told The New York Times.
    Russia Steps in to Save UN Breastfeeding Resolution Against U.S. Opposition

    Two cultures collided here lol

    US is all about corporate interests, in this case - baby formula makers.

    Russia doesn't give a crap about that (I think they have own producers, but it is really not such a huge and important industry over there...).

    On the other hand, Russian women are strongly pro-breastfeeding, most moms there prefer to use their own tit to any artificial bottle; they have no problem doing it in public

    and it has been one of rather few issues where women actually strongly put their foot down and asserted themselves, in fact, their right to breastfeed in public; in Novosibirsk, I believe, after a woman was asked to leave a local theater for feeding her infant in her seat; a mob of women occupied the hall with their babies in protest

    And that was not the first nor last such action either. Most cities and most venues have, by now, learned their lesson. A breastfeeding mother is not to be messed with haha

    So, yeah, this doesn't surprise me a bit

    Good on them too. For once, Russia uses her UN clout for something decent...

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    This is GREAT news.

    Wonder what ol' Donnie Boy will think about this? His best buddy turns on him.

    I truly believe that's how Trump will see it.
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    Love it... making Russia less the bad guys.
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    awww boobies
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobfitcher View Post
    This is GREAT news.

    Wonder what ol' Donnie Boy will think about this? His best buddy turns on him.

    I truly believe that's how Trump will see it.
    Not sure Trump will care that much about this lol

    But, we'll see. Can't wait for that meeting in Helsinki...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Not sure Trump will care that much about this lol

    But, we'll see. Can't wait for that meeting in Helsinki...

    Trump thinks that real tits are disgusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Trump thinks that real tits are disgusting.
    No, no, it's not real tits that are disgusting, it's just breast-FEEDING that Donald Trump thinks is gross and disgusting!

    But golden showers are OK!!
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    Conservatives against breast feeding ?
    Forgo the bond so that one with lord be stronger.
    Winners !
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Trump thinks that real tits are disgusting.
    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    No, no, it's not real tits that are disgusting, it's just breast-FEEDING that Donald Trump thinks is gross and disgusting!

    But golden showers are OK!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Conservatives against breast feeding ?
    Forgo the bond so that one with lord be stronger.
    Winners !
    It's all about the $$$, campaign contributions and such, from baby formula makers, in this case, as I said.

    It is interesting, because while bribing of officials, all the way up to the highest echelons, is a widespread issue in Russia too, for example; it is a crime there, called "corruption", and officials do get arrested for it, even sitting Governors




    Hell, even a powerful national Minister (of Finance)


    Granted, he had crossed an equally powerful man, the CEO of Rosneft, a KGB buddy of Putin's. That ain't gonna go well for anyone

    But, still, point is, it is still a crime there, at least, officially. And, thus, must be done in secret, behind closed doors, under the table.

    While, in America, it's totally legal and legit and done openly, called "lobbying"...
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    Breastfeeding? Well I guess it's easier than peace in the middle east.
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