HomeCandidates 2018Abdul El-Sayed7/27 News Roundup – Abdul El-Sayed Ad – “For the People, By the People”, The Elite Fixation With Russiagate & More
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T & R, LD! This guy HAS to win.


We can’t keep getting more of the same. We just can’t!



Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots

I was going to have a good laugh, but “The false matches were disproportionately of people of color.”


Works perfectly say the old R keep off the grass types that are looking to buy this for business use


Here’s another one about the formulas and breast feeding, mags.

Trump Has Found a Way to Make Enemies of Breastfeeding Mothers (Although AFAIK, most admins have favored formula, just bc corpses make it and this article discusses some of the history.)

I also have close relatives whose family line seems to have that same milk shortage. I think that if breast feeding were more easily discussed and supported by the government, rather than pressure women to do this on their own by one group, which can lead to the harm to the baby that you described, we’d have specialists in lactation who would be one of the first people a medical team might call if the baby is crying too much. And just helping mothers with babies that do have problems of any kind.

In helping out with babies, I’ve seen moms home alone with the baby + and it can be so overwhelming to even know everything they’re expected to know on their own and then to understand that the crying is not their fault and the baby and/or they need help, sometimes professional. And that accepting help is natural and good, not a sign of weakness. Community is soooo important. I know that I want to build it up more in my own life.


Thanks polarbear. I’m the oldest sibling and my mom says she made all of her mistakes on me, poor dear. She was not in a helping environment when she had me and would have greatly benefited by being nearer to my gram at that time. She resented me for years because she said I cried all the time and it made her feel inadequate.

My friend is very skinny, as I mentioned, no excess body fat and could be described as ‘flat’ if you know what I mean. Do people ever use wet nurses anymore? Imo, that should be an honored profession.

This NYT article pretty well lays out a summary of the history of formula.

Breast-Feeding or Formula? For Americans, It’s Complicated

Wet nursing, which began as early as 2000 B.C., was once a widely accepted option for mothers who could not or did not want to breast-feed, but it faced criticism during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The profession eventually declined with the introduction of the infant feeding bottle in the 19th century.

In 1977, labor, religious and health organizations boycotted Nestlé, one of the biggest producers of infant formula, in response to rising infant mortality rates in developing countries.

Then, in 1979, at a conference sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, the baby food industry agreed to ban the promotion of infant formulas that discouraged breast-feeding.

A couple of years later, in 1981, the W.H.O. voted 118 to 1 to adopt a nonbinding code restricting the promotion of infant-formula products. The United States, under President Ronald Reagan, was the lone dissenting vote.


Mrs. WI had already made up her mind when we decided to have kids to breastfeed. She was able to do that for all 3. Their were way to many benefits for the infants not to. Nature can do a lot better job by far than anything corporate America can make up with artificial this and additive that. I’m glad that she was able to pump and produce enough milk during that time of our babys life as we realized that some moms couldn’t and had to resort to the other option.


My mom was unable to breastfeed.


Sometimes that happens. Things not always so..simple. But you certainly seemed to have turned out great! 🙂 (thank goodness for you & for us)


Yay for Mrs. WI. {hug} to her. So awesome that she was able to do that.

Child-bearing SO underrated.


Damn right it is ,and in Benny’s case I don’t think their are any other options but the Mom is so important in those early years. Just thought I would throw this out their
Breast feeding Dads


Boy, 6, Has Skin-to-Skin Contact with Newborn Brother After Mom Previously Suffered a Miscarriage

Big bro wanted a brother so badly. I imagine that being exposed to his brother’s immune system didn’t hurt l’il bro, being brothers after all. Baby a preemie in this pic, was born less at less than 2 lbs. But he’s doing just fine now.


American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

Lee Camp. Too chock full to even try to pull out of AND fairly short. Go Lee. 😉 So glad to see him in CD.


Nice link PB sad but true.


An Unhappy Birthday for Medicare and Medicaid

The importance of Medicare as a source of women’s health coverage can’t be over-emphasized.

Older and disabled women make up more than half the total beneficiaries, and two-thirds of those 85 and over. This budget from hell takes a giant step toward privatizing the program by allowing insurance companies into the Medicare marketplace, which means benefits could be caught in a race to the bottom and become too paltry to cover all but the barest of medical needs.

Medicaid is the joint federal-state program that provides low-income people with health care. The proposed Republican budget repeals the Medicaid expansion that came with Obamacare, which will cause 14 to 17 million people to lose coverage.

The Medicaid remnants that survive would be turned into block grants, allowing states to pick and choose who gets covered and what kind of benefits they get — no doubt with little or no federal oversight. That approach makes it easier to cut the program without saying how many people would be dropped, or how much benefits would be lowered.

Since poor women under retirement age and their children are the biggest group of beneficiaries, it stands to reason they’d also be the biggest losers.

But there’s more. Because women have more chronic health conditions like arthritis, hypertension, and osteoporosis, they’re more likely to need institutional care. Since Medicare generally doesn’t cover nursing home care, Medicaid provides such care for those with disabilities and/or very low incomes — and 60 percent of those folks are women.


A World Designed by Playground Bullies

And Donald Trump, malfunctioning cog or not, has contributed to the Deep State’s invisibility simply by accusing it of being the cause of his troubles, thus making it possible for the president’s opponents — almost two-thirds of the country — to dismiss the whole thing as a conspiracy theory and maintain the feel-good assumption that the United States is still a darn-good democracy.

The reality, however, as Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens point out in their book Democracy in America? (as quoted by Paul Street), is that government policy “reflects the wishes of those with money, not the wishes of the millions of ordinary citizens who turn out every two years to choose among the preapproved, money-vetted candidates for federal office.”

Back to the border, then. Back to Yemen and all our other ongoing wars. Back to the 800-plus U.S. military bases located around the world. Back to our militarized police departments. Back to every political and bureaucratic cruelty “our team” commits in defiance of the likely wishes of a true democratic majority.

One consequence of this game is to keep humanity on the surface of what’s possible. We’re living, I fear, in a world designed by playground bullies, with institutions focused primarily on self-perpetuation and indifferent to the harm they create. Rules matter. Values don’t.

Life is sacred? Not at the border. Not across the ocean and “over there.” And if life is only sacred for some, it is, in fact, sacred for no one.


139 House Democrats Join GOP to Approve $717 Billion in Military Spending

“How are they going to pay for this? Oh wait, that question only gets asked when it comes to social programs that benefit the working class.”




Great graph.



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