Well that title most definitely got your attention. This blog entry will be about breastfeeding. Well, breastfeeding in public to be more accurate.
Now everyone seems to have an opinion on that and a strong opinion too. Some people think it is a mother's right to breastfeed wherever she wants. Some people think it should be a personal and private thing. My other half thinks it is disgraceful, he says the baby's head gets right in the way of the view!! I sit on the fence, I think it should be a mother's right, within reason.
On opening my newspaper the other day, I was met with the headlines about a mother denied the right to breastfeed in a swimming pool. She said she had to watch her other children. I nodded in agreement, why shouldn't she be allowed to sit by the pool and feed her baby? I started to read the article, ready to choke in indignation on my cornflakes. And that was when I realised the error of my ways. I actually believed the headline!!
On further reading, it turned out that the mother wanted to actually breastfeed IN the pool. The staff, quite rightly in my opinion, refused to allow it as there is no eating in the pool. Not only did the mother throw her toys out of the pram, she then was able to get recognition on how ‘badly' she was treated in the national newspapers.
This actually seems to be a growing trend. Maybe I have noticed it more as I get older (and grumpier) but headlines and the actual content contained inside are sometimes way apart and totally misleading. In poker, we need to look at the headline we are being told, whilst being aware of the actual story underneath. The storyline will include the stakes we are playing at and the image of the villain. Playing high stakes for instance, we can probably assume the headline we are being told (that the villain has AA for instance) is different to the storyline if we look deeper into VPIP/aggressiveness etc etc. However, playing a ABC player at 2/4c stakes we can assume that if he is headlining that he has pocket aces, then the storyline will fit that he does infact have aces in a majority of the time. Take into account all the info you possibly have and make you decision with as many facts at hand as you can and see your profits jump in the process. Pay attention to what you are being told through betting patterns.
I hate the whole "It's totally natural" argument... So is taking a crap, but I would expect complaints if I decided to do that in a swimming pool... or anywhere in public for that matter. There is a room we use to keep this totally natural thing private... It's just common courtesy.
As for the "I have the right to do it"... well, yes... but other people have the right not to have to see it.
its a baby feeding,should everyone be banned from eating in public? i dont get how people can be offended by this....its not an invite to watch,it is natural,if you need a dump then you can wait and can do it on your own,you cant tell a baby to hold on........
You bet the title caught my attention, but the most interesting part in your story, in my opinion, is the end. It have to be us doing something for our game. If not, then, who? You need to be observers of our own decisions and also from our opponent's decisions, and play acording to the knowledge we have from them. It's ridiculous to thikn about playing 4 to 8 tables at the same time when we aren't even used to win in a single table session. That can be good for fast games, but not for normal tourneys or even SnG's. Take care of your game, the others will try to do the same with theirs.
It is very important for the baby and that counts. However is so intimate thing and habits and habitus is to decide if a mother feed her child in a crowded place or no. It is so natural so it is nothing to be afraid of in connection with that. It cannot be compared like having sex outside of a house in that latest video where the student reveal the couple at night after he woke up because of them. It is a yes and no situation.
Here in the netherlands,.... They have a bar somewhere in the netherlands,... With a sign for breastfeeding youre baby Soooo a woman was sitting there with her titties open and wide... They taken a interview loooooooooooooool Crazy days huh
...while on the topic of bodily and socioogical functions... I took the opportunity to add a BONUS Zappa entry! ...from a TRUE event...! below below...
Frank Zappa: "Titties & Beer"
It was the blackest night There was no moon in sight You know the stars ain't shinin' 'Cause the sky's too tight I heard the scarey wind I seen some ugly trees There was a werewolf honkin' 'Long the aide of me
I'm mean 'n I'm bad, y'know I ain't no sissy Got a big titty girly by the name of Chrissy Talkin' about her 'n my bike 'n me . . . 'N this ride up the Mountain of Mystery, mystery
I noticed even the crickets Was actin' weird up here So I figured I might Just drink a little beer I said, "Gimme summa that what yer suckin' on . . " But there was no reply 'Cause she was gone . . .
"Where's those titties I like so well, 'n' my godam beer!" Is what I started to yell, then I heard this noise Like a crunchin' twig, 'n up jumped the Devil , . . He's about this big , . .
He had a red suit on An' a widow's peak An' then a pointed tail 'N like a sulphur reek Yes, it was him awright, I swear I knowed it was He had some human flesh Stuck underneath his claws You know, it looked to me Like it was titty skin I said, "You sonofabifch!" 'Cause I was mad at him. Well he just got out the floss 'N started cleanin' his fang So I shot him with my shooter. Said: BANG BANG BANG
The sucker just laughed 'n said, "Put it away . . . You know, I ate her all up . . . now what you gonna say?" YOU ATE MY CHRISSY? "Yeah! titties 'n all!" WHAT ABOUT THE BEER THEN? "Were the cans this tall?" EVEN HER BOOTS? "Would I lie to you?" SHIT, YOU MUSTA BEEN HUNGRY! "Yes, this is true'. 'WELL DON'T THEY PAY Y'ALL GOOD FOR THE STUFF THAT YOU DO? "I can't complain when the checks come through . . '' WELL I WANT MY CHRISSY, 'N I WANT MY BEER SO YOU JUST BARF IT BACK UP NOW, DEVIL, DO YOU HEAR! "Blow it out your ass, motorcycle man! I am fhe Devil, Do you understand? Just what will you give me for your titties and beer? I suppose you noticed this little contract here , . '' YER GODDAM RIGHT, YOU SON-OF-A-WHORE, THAT'S ABOUT THE ONLY REASON I LEARNED WRITIN' FOR . . . GIMME THAT PAPER ... BET YER ASS I'LL SIGN . . . 'CAUSE I NEED A BEER, 'N IT'S TITTY- SQUEEZIN' TIME!
"You can't fool me, man . . . you ain't that bad . . . I mean you shoulda seen some of fhe souls I had . . . Why there was Milhous Nixon 'n Agnew too . . . 'n both of fhose suckers was worse 'n you . . "WELL, LET'S MAKE A DEAL IF YOU THINK THAT'S TRUE I MEAN, YOU'RE THE DEVIL SO ... WHATCHA GONNA DO?
"No! Don't sign it! Give me time to think ... I mean ... hold on a minute, boy . . . that's Magic Ink!"
And then the Devil puked 'N out jumped m'girl They heard the titties PLOP-PLOPPIN' All around the world, she said: "I GOT ME THREE BEERS 'N A FIST FULLA DOWNS, AN' I'M GONNA GET WRECKED, SO FUCK YOU CLOWNS!"
And then she gave us the finger, It was rigid 'n stiff, That's when the Devil, he farted An' she went right over the cliff The Devil was mad took off to my pad I swear I do declare! How did she get back there? I swear I do declare! How did she get back there? [etc. repeat]
"The Illinois Enema Bandit"
The Illinois Enema Bandit I heard he's on the loose I heard he's on the loose Lord, the pitiful screams Of all them college-educated women . . . Boy, he'd just be tyin' 'em up (They'd be all bound down!) Just be pumpin' every one of 'em up with all the bag fulla The Illinois Enema Bandit Juice He just be pumpin' every one of 'em up with all the bag fulla The Illinois Enema Bandit Juice
The Illinois Enema Bandit ! heard it on the news ! I heard it on the news Bloomington Illinois ... he has caused some alarm Just sneakin' around there From farm to farm Got a rubberized bag And a hose on his arm Lookin' for some rustic co-ed rump That he just might wanna pump
The Illinois Enema Bandit Some day he'll have to pay Some day he'll have to pay The police will say, "You're under arrest!" And the judge would have him for a special guest The D.A. will order a secret test And stuff his pudgy little thumbs in the side of his vest Then they'll put out a call for the jury folks And the judge would say, "No poo-poo jokesl" Then they'll drag in the bandit for all to see, Saying "Don't nobody have no sympathy . . . HOT SOAPY WATER in the FIRST DEGREE!" And the Bandit might say, "Why is everbody always pickin' on me?"
WELL DID YOU CAUSE THIS MISERY? WELL DID YOU CAUSE THIS MISERY? WELL DID YOU CAUSE THIS MISERY? One girl shout: "Let the Bandit be!"
BANDIT ARE YOU GUILTY? TELL ME, WHAT'S YOUR PLEA? Another girl shout; "Let fhe friend go free!"
ARE YOU GUILTY? BANDIT, DID YOU DO THESE DEEDS? "he Bandit say, "It must be just what they all needs . . " [etc. repeat]
Breast feeding. A relatively little known poker tactic, but when implemented correctly can reveal outstanding success rates.
The mother of a three month old was on the button, she had seen limpers from first and second position, a raise from third a call from fourth and a re raisle from fifth. She was holding 27o and really needed to start making an impression in the game. She took her time to think of her options, and then gestured to a woman at the rail, who promptly handed over the three month old. The button lady, promptly undid her blouse and flopped out a boob and baby quickly (almost automatically) latched on as the mother shouted, "All in!", (mild laughter ensued) and in the minds of the dealer and all the other players minds, pushed her remaining stack into the middle of the table. All of the other players stared in amazement and one by one folded their hands. When she realised she had beaten the table down, she smiled at baby and said,"Now isn't that lovely".
The player at position one popped some peanuts into his mouth; number two put out his big fat cigar,; player three had a slurp on his beer; player four called for the masseuse; player five called for a sandwich; and baby continued to drink his mothers milk.