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#1 of 47 Old 08-01-2006, 10:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have no idea why they are having this poll when the laws have already decided this, but here ya go! Please vote

http://www.katu.com/news/news_poll_your_turn.asp

ETA updated link to poll and news story http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=88067
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I voted NO WAY!

Just kidding :

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Wtf?!!!

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Keep voting!!!! Right now it's 78% for, 22% against. Let's get the "for" percentage up!!!

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I just voted annd now it's 81% yes.
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Funny- Portland OR is where the BWing conference is being held this week. If they cover the story, I'm sure they will see NIP all over the place
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Allowed? Stupid, stupid, stupid. :
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ditto the pp...allowed? Try to stop me! And it's already 'allowed' (if you want to go there).

81% to 19%

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"Allowed," eh? Well f-you too, KATU!

I want to know what the 19% voting "no" would suggest as an alternative. Burquas? Government-mandated formula feeding?
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"Allowed," eh? Well f-you too, KATU!

I want to know what the 19% voting "no" would suggest as an alternative. Burquas? Government-mandated formula feeding?
I'm been on several forums the past few days and the minority against it want us breastfeeding moms to ....
A) stay home
B) cover up with a huge blanket
C) pump and bottle feed
D) use formula while in public
E) nurse in the restroom,car,etc away from people
G) go to jail for nursing past 2 : yep someone said that then tried to post sexual abuse info saying BFing was abuse.

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Ugh. I read on salon.com not too long ago about a woman who was taken to court for abuse because she developed a photo of her nursing her baby--an older baby, I think about 18 months, but still, that's insane. The charges were eventually dropped but still, crazy.

If these folks want to force me to accomodate their neuroses, they should pay for it. Because sheesh, their preference for my invisibility is uncomfortable and EXPENSIVE! I want them to buy me the bottles, bottle sterilizing gadget, the NICEST hospital-grade pump on the market, a blanket made of soft, breathable cashmere--in our favorite shade of lavender, natch--and a car--a red Prius would be nice, but I'd settle for any hybrid.

And if they would prefer I just used formula in public, they better pay for that, too, and do the laundry that results.
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allowed? WTF?:
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forgot to add that it is currently 80% for and 20% against.
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Well, in addition to voting I sent an email to station management saying that I'm offended they even have this poll up when their question has already been decided by law! I told them I thought the whole point was to divide people and that BFing is natural, it's the formula feeders who should be gawked at! I'm sure it won't accomplish much, they'll probably just chalk me up as some "dirty footed tree hugger" according to DH. But hey, I just regurgitate facts, don't shoot the messenger, KWIM
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82% to 18% now.
I'd like to know what kind of monkeys are voting that we shouldn't be "allowed" to nurse in public?? :
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Um..... DUH. :
(to them, not you guys)

How about "should people be ALLOWED to eat peanut butter?" lol! IMO, the question they asked is just as stupid.

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I'd like to meet one of those voting against so I can squirt them with some breastmilk.
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I voted just to see the results - pleased to note the vast majority voted yes
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It's not 83% to 17% so at least it's going up...
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Another yes vote here. Of course.

Damn dumbest question ever though. Might as well ask if people should be allowed to breathe in public.
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82%...even though it's way above...it seems low.
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a stupid poll

but of course my answer is YES YES YES YES YES....


Can't believe this is happening to our world :
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I can't believe only 195 people voted : This is one of the three major news chanels for Portland, a very Berkley-esque city. If I hadn't posted it here, what would the total be???? I'm just so surprised that less than 200 people in the half the state the program reaches bothered to vote

I just thought of some polls that are as usesless as this one:
Should men be allowed to get an erection in public?
Should children be allowed to tantrum in public?
Should people be allowed to burp and fart in public?

I'm sorry, how can you ask if one can do a perfectly natural thing in public? Other than anything that involves taking one's clothes off I mean. Why is there even a law to "protect" the right to BF? It seems as unnecessary as laws protecting the rights to do the above. Oh boy, I almost can't wait to be admonished or asked to move while NIP, poor soul

I also had a great idea. If we just all go to the hospital for labor, then they take all the babies and put them in pristine white cubicles with big observation windows and bleach white wetsuit things and raise them with no human contact, then they can be returned to us on their 18th b-days suitable to be taken out into society without the fear they might resort to primitve PDAs
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I'd like to meet one of those voting against so I can squirt them with some breastmilk.
: Me too!
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I can't find the NIP poll- now there's a poll about changing the minimum wage for people who get tips.

You know- a poll about whether or not people should eat peanut butter in public is more appropriate IMO than nursing in public. Some people can get severe (even life threatening) allergic reactions from airborne peanut butter particles- meaning eating a PB sandwich in public CAN be dangerous for somebody around you. You can't say that about breastfeeding!

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I don't see the poll ....
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Oops, looks like it's gone! Here's a link to the story that started it all, and the video clip of the story that aired.
http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=88067
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I was able to vote that away it gives you an option to still vote.
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