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Latching on: Mom still breastfeeds six-year-old son Add to ...

Morning Radar: Three things we're talking about this morning

A British woman who breastfeeds her six-year-old boy told the tabloid The Daily Mail about it - and invited reporters into her home to snap photos of the suckling process.

She explains that she tried to get her son to stop when he was three, but found it hard to say no.

She says she'll keep nursing him until he doesn't want her milk anymore.

But beyond the issue of nursing a kid who's already in elementary school, one has to wonder: how will this boy handle everyone knowing what he has for breakfast when he hits junior high school?

When asked about potential bullying, his mother said, "I don't worry about what other ­children will say, because I know the children he hangs around with. ... The only way they are going to find out is if their parents tell them."

Um, or if they Google his name.

Not Gaga: Barbara Walters has named U.S. General David Petraeus, commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan, as the most fascinating person of 2010. The pick came as a surprise, as many expected her celebrity-laden list would be topped with the most outrageous of stars: Lady Gaga.

Babs explains her choice of General Petraeus as such: "In life, it seems, there are people who break things and people who fix them. This man is a fixer."

We guess that makes the cast of Jersey Shore (also on the list) breakers?

A Christmas Miracle: Hackers may be vindictive buggers, but they aren't Scrooges. At least that's what a spokesperson for Anonymous, that entity claiming responsibility for distributed denial of service attacks unleashed on PayPal, Mastercard and Visa this week (in retaliation for refusing service to Wikileaks), says.

Amazon, which pulled hosting for Wikileaks last week, was also identified as a target, but has been left alone. In a press release (yes, hackers still use the ol' PR tools of trade), Anonymous wrote, "After the attack was so advertised in the media, we felt that it would affect people such as consumers in a negative way and make them feel threatened by Anonymous. Simply put, attacking a major online retailer when people are buying presents for their loved ones, would be in bad taste."

While we're amused that Anonymous has the needs of the consumer in mind, we've got to ask: isn't attacking the companies that perform those holiday shopping transactions (Visa, Mastercard, PayPal) also a Grinch-like move?

 

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