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Bloviating Zeppelin: On Purpose?

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

On Purpose?


WorldNetDaily thinks that the recent rash of tainted pet products and, more recently, food, is purposeful on the part of China:

WASHINGTON – While Americans are still recovering from a scandal over poison pet foods imported from China, FDA inspectors report tainted food imports intended for American humans are being rejected with increasing frequency because they are filthy, are contaminated with pesticides and tainted with carcinogens, bacteria and banned drugs. Last month, like most months, China topped the list of countries whose products were refused by the FDA – and that list includes many countries, including Mexico and Canada, who export far more food products to the U.S. than China. Some 257 refusals of Chinese products were recorded in April. By comparison, only 140 were from Mexico and only 23 from Canada.

Purposeful or by accident? What do you think?


BZ

11 Comments:

Blogger Gayle said...

My high speed is back... YAY!

What do I think? I don't know, BZ, but I have to admit that when it first came out about the poisoned dog food I suspected it could be on purpose, then felt ashamed of myself for being so paranoid! I'll tell you one thing: I won't be buying any food that I now comes from China.

Sun May 27, 11:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle: that's the bottom line: don't. This is, IF you can even tell.

BZ

Sun May 27, 12:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Mr. Z - Welcome back!

I did a Directivity of china article a bit ago. What these recent poisonings sound like is par for the course for industrialization on the cheap. Read any books on the 1930's industrial era or before and you see this sort of thing going on all the time. Life is cheap in China and quality control is something they only do for high tech. That is why I don't see China as a 'world beating power': they don't know how to have a modern economy.

Sun May 27, 02:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Purple Avenger said...

As A-J said, the PRC's manufacturing systems are not ready for prime time.

These sort of quality issues and massive industrial accidents with big body counts happen all the time internally over there, but they're not well covered by the world media.

Sun May 27, 05:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jenn of the Jungle said...

Well we're no exactly Captain popular in China.

Sun May 27, 05:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Cat's In The Kettle

Did you ever think, when you eat Chinese
It ain't pork or chicken but a fat Siamese?
Yet the food tastes great, so you don’t complain.
But that’s not chicken in your chicken chow mein.
Seems to me I ordered sweet-and-sour pork
But Garfield’s on my fork.
He’s purrin’ here on my fork.
CHORUS
There’s a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon
The place that I eat every day at noon.
They can feed you cat and you’ll never know
Once they wrap it up in dough, boy.
They fry it real crisp in dough.

Chou Lin asked if I wanted more
As he was dialin’ up his buddy at the old pet store.
I said "Not today. I lost my appetite.
There’s two cats in my belly and they want to fight."
I was suckin’ on a Rolaid and a Tums or two
When I swear I heard it mew, boys.
And that is when I knew.

CHORUS
There’s a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon
I think I gotta stop eatin’ there at noon.
They say that it’s beef or fish or pork
But it’s purrin’ there on my fork.
There’s a hair-ball on my fork.

Sun May 27, 06:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

I avoid Chinese-made products as much as possible. I don't know if the poison is intentional but it sure shows how careless they are. If they're that way with food, how about the other products.

Sun May 27, 06:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mmmmmm -- foil-wrapped Tabby!

BZ

Mon May 28, 01:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger cary said...

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. There is less evidence of foul play than with a dagger that way, also.

Mon May 28, 06:11:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Cary: amen to that, brotha!

BZ

Mon May 28, 08:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger The Vegas Art Guy said...

Totally on purpose...But I'm a cynic that way...

Thu May 31, 05:02:00 PM PDT  

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