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Breastfeeding Viewed as Potential Terrorist Activity by New York Country Club

Actually this should be in "Stupid Americans" forum!

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/breastfeeding-viewed-...
Breastfeeding Viewed as Potential Terrorist Activity by New York Country Club

When ignorance about breastfeeding coincides with an irrational fear of terrorists, what do you get?

A very nasty scene at a ritzy New York Country Club, that’s what!

This is exactly what Belgian diplomat Tom Neijens and his wife Roseline Remans discovered when they stopped by the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, New York on June 8, 2013 and inquired about having lunch.

Club employees permitted the family to dine on the terrace despite the fact that they weren’t members, whereupon Remans began to discreetly breastfeed her daughter Luka at the table.

Neijens, first secretary of the Belgium Mission to the UN, told the New York Post that a female employee of the club quickly interrupted Roseline’s perfectly legal and proper feeding of her baby with this sharp rebuke:

“Please leave immediately, you are disturbing the members!”

Breaking no law, yet they get the law called on them and are forced to leave - only after Neijens produced his diplomatic ID!

What country was it that we are supposed to be living in?




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another case of

to much salt on a nippy

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The counties surrounding NYC

Are filled with the most out of touch, separated and elitist people. This is because the establishment lays its head in those counties when there not sitting on there "thrones" in NYC. Because these areas are supported by the incomes of the very wealthy they have never felt true economic hardship. The lies, misconceptions and fears are easier spread amongst the people if they have never seen or felt the reality of the situation. It brings attention to the fact that there are around a million people in westchester county alone, by living in and supporting these areas they are able to control the realities of a massive amount of people.

This just topped the list of

This just topped the list of the most rediculous things I have ever heard.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

This may be my fault

We had our 2nd child on May 20th and we named her Liberti. Every since she was born I have been telling my wife to whip out the Milk Bazookas, Baby Bombers, and Double Barreled Infantile Projectiles, in public whenever Liberti starts to cry.

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I've been nursing

for almost eight years straight now. The only time I've ever had anything close to a wayward comment was when using a blanket to cover the kid. Those blankets are bully magnets because they look like an apology. And every story I've ever heard of someone being bothered involves them trying to use a blanket or other cover or trying to be unnoticed in a corner. I've come to the conclusion that harassing nursing women is always about bullying.

Defend Liberty!

it's a beautiful thing...

Mothers Have Right To Expose Milk-Engorged Breasts In Public

http://youtu.be/AxZBVQH5mjM

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Oh, no, Police Department,

please stop issuing statements. Cultural misunderstanding? The only cultural misunderstanding is that the hapless Belgians didn't realize "country club" might just mean "where the most brazen jerks hang out". Let me be clear, Belgians, there is no aspect of American culture that will cause us to be confused about what you're doing when you feed your baby, no matter how thick your accent.

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I acknowlege people's

right to be disgusting jerks on their own property. It just so happens to be illegal to discriminate against breastfeeding in those circumstances in many states. Usually the wording is "where the mother is otherwise permitted to be", in which case it's clear that the breastfeeding was the only objection, therefore an illegal discrimination.

But, yeah, they're disgusting jerks to deny a kid a meal so they can act snooty or whatever it is people want to object to breastfeeding for. I think the motivation is usually just plain old bully jollies. So, Belgium, it looks like you discovered where the disgusting jerks congregate. There are many other disgusting acts of jerkdom to be discovered on the property of country clubs.

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Wow...

I've breastfed all 4 of my children whenever and wherever they have needed it, so I've heard some pretty crazy comments from ignorant people, but this takes the cake!

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie