👓 U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials | New York Times

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Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world.

You know what I want for my birthday? Stupidity like that described in this article not to exist.

Nestle gave a half-assed response here. They can do far better. Now that their US headquarters has left Glendale, California for Virginia, I suspect their political stance will actually get worse on these issues.

A 2016 Lancet study found that universal breast-feeding would prevent 800,000 child deaths a year across the globe and yield $300 billion in savings from reduced health care costs and improved economic outcomes for those reared on breast milk.  

Pure corruption here. Protectionism to prop up profits of approximately 630 million versus major benefits and savings of 300 billion. Even if you look at the calculus of the entire industry of 70 billion it becomes a no brainer.

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👓 Here’s More Evidence Broidy May Have Been Covering for Trump in Playmate Affair | Daily Intelligencer | NY Magazine

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A bombshell AP report establishes that there was a highly suspicious meeting between the two men.

The plot continues to thicken. What’s worse is that the corruption seems to be spreading instead of the swamp emptying as was promised. Teapot dome anyone?

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👓 Theory: Playboy Model Who Got $1.6 Million Had Affair With Trump, Not Broidy | Daily Intelligencer | New York Magazine

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Michael Cohen arranged a $1.6 million payout to a model allegedly impregnated by GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy. But was Broidy covering for Trump?

Ho-ly Shiiitttt!! This is a major bomb of a theory!!

It’s well reasoned and incredibly well laid out. Having read it, I can’t help but think that the logic is solid and the probabilities are far more in favor of the theory than they are of the previously reported stories holding water.

I literally can’t wait to see how this plays out…

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👓 Here’s Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So Abruptly | Huffington Post

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He was about to get some bad news.
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👓 Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government exposé | The Guardian

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Temporary censorship of Matthew Caruana Galizia – who worked on the Panama Papers – raises concern over Facebook’s power to shape the news

I agree wholly with Ben Werdmuller.  Here’s yet another example why journalists should be posting their material to their own websites first before syndicating it to Facebook. Sure Facebook may help you get more eyeballs, but it doesn’t help if you’re locked out of your account or the content disappears altogether.

I’d written about some ideas related to this in the recent past: The Indieweb and Journalism.

I’m happy to help any journalist who is interested in creating their own easily maintainable website that uses Indieweb principles.

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The Netanyahu Investigations | The Atlantic

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How the Israeli prime minister's scandal could spoil what should be his perfect political moment

Some of the criticisms here of Netanyahu seem eerily reminiscent of what one might suspect of Trump, who still refuses to put his assets into a true blind trust or to release his tax returns.

I strongly suspect that if Trump doesn’t stay in the good graces of the GOP, they’ll investigate his tax returns and dump him quickly.