US Presidential election 2016, pt 2. The quadrennial comedy show.

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  1. t-ba

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    Yet voted against supporting breastfeeding policies....
    U.S. effort to weaken an international breast-feeding resolution has a long history


    An aggressive effort by U.S. officials to weaken an international resolution to promote breast-feeding this year is the latest example of the government taking an industry's side in global public health, advocates said.

    This spring, U.S. officials threatened negative trade consequences for Ecuador if the country introduced a resolution to the World Health Assembly to encourage breast-feeding, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly. That person said there had been significant lobbying of U.S. representatives in Switzerland by the infant-formula industry over the issue. Ecuador's Ministry of Health did not reply to a request for comment.

    The story, first reported by the New York Times, has outraged public-health advocates because it flouts decades of public-health wisdom about the benefits of breast-feeding.

    The U.S. delegation introduced a “draft decision” at the World Health Assembly in May that was far less binding and powerful than the resolution Ecuador had been drafting, individuals said. The effort was unsuccessful, because the assembly passed a version of the original resolution introduced by Russia. But that version lacked some of the specific language of the earlier draft that targeted the marketing practices of the breast-milk-substitute industry, according to Elisabeth Sterken, national director of INFACT Canada, a nongovernmental organization that promotes infant and young child nutrition.

    On Monday, President Trump pushed back against the idea that the United States opposes breast-feeding, apparently arguing that the Ecuador resolution would have limited access to breast milk substitutes. “We don't believe women should be denied access to formula,” he wrote in a tweet. Trade threats were not made by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a spokesman. A State Department official denied that the U.S. had threatened "a partner nation related to a World Health Assembly resolution," but added that the U.S. "does not shy away from expressing its disagreement when necessary."

    “The United States has a long history of supporting mothers and breast-feeding around the world,” HHS spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley said. “The issues being debated were not about whether one supports breast-feeding.”

    But advocates said the incident is a throwback to a time when the U.S. government defied the world to protect the infant-formula industry. In 1981, the World Health Organization passed a codeto combat the aggressive advertising of breast milk substitutes and provision of free formula to new mothers, after a rise in infant mortality, malnutrition and diarrhea thought to be related to the use of formula mixed with contaminated water. The United States was the sole dissenting vote, against 118 countries in favor, after an intense lobbying campaign by U.S. makers of infant formula to defeat the provision.

    Over the years, U.S. support of breast-feeding has increased and its hostility to the code of marketing restrictions has softened, several nutrition experts said. Which is why the events earlier this year came as such a surprise.

    “There is no scientific evidence behind the U.S. position. It simply reflects the fact that corporate sales are more important to the U.S. administration than the well-being of women and children,” said Cesar Victora, a specialist in child health and nutrition at Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil.

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www...breast-feeding-resolution-has-a-long-history/
     
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    So good ol white boys can take over federal land......
     
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    Wrong thread
     
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    Federal overreach applies only to things I don't like.

    Much like the national debt!

    Oregon's bizarre. On one side you've got a part of the world that needs nuking on account of peak hipster but once you head east its basically Deliverance meets Duck Dynasty.
     
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    Wow another mountain out of a molehill Spock response.

    Farmers back burning get 5 years

    Get pardon after 3

    In Spock's tiny mind = federal land take over by white boys
     
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    It's a little bit more than that though isn't it?

    Perhaps they could have informed the firefighters upwind of the fact they were setting fires off in the middle of the night that put them in danger?

    Or their lengthy history of doing dodgy shit like those mysterious fires in 2001 that mysteriously sprung up hours after they were seen poaching deer that miraculosuly destroyed the evidence?

    Bit more to it simple backburning here. There's a reason they accepted the sentence they did.
     
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    They're taking our jobs.
     
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    Honestly, disgusting if true.
     
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    Its how you measure success . He went broke 3 times then .
    The germans lent him more money .then were gunna bankrupt him .
    Then , magic pudding . If its not treason .
    Its something close
     
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    umm...immediately?

     
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    Yeah, I looked at the link provided and it didn't make much in the way of sense.

    But those there are fairly damning. How on earth Trump manages to sell his public persona of his business policy being beneficial to American workers whilst his actual business practices fly directly in the face of everything he publicly advocates is a f**king amazing magic trick.
     
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    Which I believe was a requirement upon assuming the Presidency to avoid conflicts of interest?
     
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    Tame. It is a stretch to use this one. So much more expected....
     
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    Eh, still a lol, I just enjoyed his interpretation of 'immediately.'

    Full credit to the Trumpster, he can spot a flamboyantly outrageous bullshitter from a mile away.
     
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    Old retards in DNC establishment annoyed that they are about to lose their ancient rights...

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/11/bernie-sanders-dnc-superdelegates-710818

    Crazy thought guys, but perhaps superdelegates shouldn't put themselves in a position where their support isn't reflective of the rank & file?

    I'm not a Bernie conspiracist who thinks he would have won the primary if it wasn't for those damn meddling DNC kids, but I do think they and the superdelegate system created a situation where talent had been warded off to the point that Hillary was all that was left. So perhaps it is time to have a process that more readily reflects popular sentiment.
     
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    they need to go off first ballot
     
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    He and his supporters just pretend it never happened. Just like Ivanka's clothing line being made in China. He'll never even acknowledge any question on either.
     

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