Brought to you by the same bunch that hosted the Olympics and the issues surrounding them. Image means more than fact, witness the lip syncing because the singer wasn't pretty enough. The milk wasn't quite there so...melamine. If you haven't quite gotten the connection to image being all,
The figures marked a sharp rise from previous days, and consumer anger appeared to be mounting over apparent signs that the Sanlu Group knew of consumer complaints as long ago as March (when were those Olympics, anyhow?) that some babies were admitted to hospitals with kidney stones, a rare ailment among infants.
You may rest easier knowing that, "None of Sanlu's infant formula is believed to have been exported to North America." Since they're our pals they surely wouldn't hide it.
I really don't care that a country makes cheap junk, don't buy it. I care a bit more when entire product lines are only available from people who make junk. I really care when it involves poisoning people who have no reason to know or suspect that their purchase is Chinese. Apparently the Chinese, even with more people than they know what to do with, are upset that babies are getting poisoned by Chinese manufacturers. That's one of the problems with dictatorships with only a passing acquaintance with the rule of law, the law only counts for those poor or caught big time - embarrassing the dictators.
But, hey, the plutocrats of this nation have seen to it that jobs and manufacturing have gone there so bigger profits could be made and what you get...is poisoned. The Republicans have fought country of origin labeling for foods and animals for years, guess why? They give a rat's ass if you or your kid or your pet get poisoned, they please their plutocratic masters. Sometimes I get to thinking that this country deserves everything that is happening to it, we keep electing the bastards, but then I remember that a whole bunch of us try to it differently. I wonder if people reading the history of the first decade of the 2000s will shake their heads in awe that anybody could be that stupid. (then they'll go ahead and try some of it all over again)
So, when the Republicans tell you government is an impediment and regulation is the devil's workshop - maybe you could think about how well this shit has worked out in China. While you're in WalMart or other purveyor of this crap wondering if you'll get poisoned or hurt by this purchase, remember how they squeeze suppliers, react to union activity, crush local competition, and support the Republicans of BushCo that didn't think product safety was worth funding. Yep, that's exactly right, I'm lumping these cretins in with the ChiComs, including the feckless Bush/McCain.
Poisoned Chinese babies are an American political post? Yes, when the system that produces them is what the Republican Party uses as a model it is a political post. Do you really think there is some wall of separation between the pieces of this ideology of the plutocrats? Illegal immigration/illegal hiring, crushing of unions, outsourcing of jobs, military adventures of crony contractor profiteering, etc to the point of puking is just exactly what it is that doesn't separate BushCo/Republicanism from the Chinese Communist dictatorship. And it gets worse if you throw in torture, wire tapping, political repression, secrecy, and rule of man over law. Oh? And John McCain appears to be in a near tie with Obama? You have got to see the joke on us. If the Founders could get up out of their graves and look at this, as aristocratic as they were, they'd be jailed for trying to start another Revolution.