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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-13-12 06:17 PM
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Would TIME do a Photo Op of Mother in Military Fatigueswith Breast Pump trying to Send Milk to Baby
I was thinking about when the MSM used to do stories about the Military Women who had to go to Iraq or then Afghanistan...and how they had both signed up to Military for benefits and that Husband had been called and now the Mother was called for her duty. The kids were left in care of Grandparents or family. There were many stories about this on old DU.

What I'm wondering is why "TIME" didn't do a photo op of a Mother who was called to go to either Iraq or Afghanistan leaving a kid she was breastfeading and how SHE COPED?

What if she tried to use a Breat Pump and send her Milk back to her child? What if it was important enough that our Military could Express Ship that Milk back and that TIME would do a photo op of how difficult that might have been for this female serving in our Wars to try to keep that connection between her and her young child...by providing the breast milk that would continue the bond.

I know this seems "off the wall" but many young folks signed up to Military for Benefits and future College training...and yet still had families (our jobs have been going overseas for decades now) and these young people had kids...and signed up and were called and yet they had to leave their kids with a bottle and processed milk/formula and NO MSM..(that I've seen) EVER did a PHOTO OP of those WOMEN and THEIR CHILDREN?

:shrug: WHY?
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-13-12 07:29 PM
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1. Doubt it
The public (and press) are not interested in stories that show how "inconvenienced" the soldiers and their families are.
They only want to see feel good stories
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-13-12 09:23 PM
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2. At one time we used to have many of these stories posted...
It doesn't seem to be that way, anymore. We are too small here at DU2 but, when I go over to DU3 to check for anything of interest...I don't see the war's effects mentioned. Not the way it once was.

It seems to be of little interest these days.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-12 01:57 AM
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3. The fact that the Iraq "War" "ended" on Bush's schedule
Edited on Mon May-14-12 02:00 AM by No Elephants
(despite some attempts on the part of the Obama administration to extend the deadline for withdrawal) and Obama "surged" the troop number in the Afghanistan "War" are not feel good topics for the left.

Or feel good topics for most troops.

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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-12 12:38 PM
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4. THAT is THE question.
Going by history and all which I've experienced:

TIME, the defender of Empire, would not.
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