I’ve been consuming Chinese powder milk…


This is my stash of candy that is made in China with powdered milk as an ingredient. I’ve already eaten about half the bag. If I suddenly stop posting, you can probably guess what happened…

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How low can the Chinese government go?

In a quasi-capitalistic society such as China, it is not a surpise that lawyers have volunteered to help the victims of the recent milk scandal. Unfortunately, it is also not a surprise that provincial government officials have been putting pressure on these volunteers to quit, but I would venture to guess that if the provincial officials did not do so, the national government would soon have done so.

Chinese governmental officials are obviously from a different planet. On what planet is poisoning pet food and infant milk not punishable, while embezzling money or protesting against the Chinese government can be punishable by death?

Hopefully the winner of the presidential election will do something about China soon after he takes office.

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Post-Olympics: China sinks even lower…

One would think that after all of China’s problems (such as tainted pet food, toys with excessive amounts of lead, all sorts of defective products, all sorts of counterfeit products, having a girl lip-sync during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, and using underage gymnasts at the Olympics) that China would be very careful not to have any more scandals and cause even more damage to their reputation.

Of course, China just sank even lower. Several infants have died and thousands more have been sickened by powdered baby milk and liquid milk that had a chemical added by scumbags in order to pass quality checks. I wonder when their government will realize that at the rate things are going, all countries will refuse to buy anything made in China.

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Most gullible person in world – IOC President Jacques Rogge

If you have been following, you may have noticed that there has been a major controversy about the ages of the Chinese women girl gymnasts.

Several days ago, the IOC asked for another investigation into this matter. Now Rogge is saying that the paperwork that China submitted for this investigation appears to back up the original determination that the gymnasts were old enough to compete.

How can anybody be so naive and gullible to think that countries would not falsify passports (especially since China was caught using an underage gymnast before)?

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Age of Chinese “women” gymnasts

There have been many reports in the media recently that several of China’s female Olympic gymnasts are under the minimum age required to be eligible for the Olympics.  In fact, the Chinese media has reported that one of the gymnasts is now 13 or 14, even though an athlete has to turn 16 sometime during the year of the Olympics to be eligible.

The problem now is that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not do anything because they rely on passports to verify age.  The passports of the athletes in question show that they are eligible to compete. The IOC has apparently not grasped the fact that If a government is truly willing to win at all costs, then it can easily issue passports with a false date of birth.

One of the commenters in a previous post (8/13/08, 7:45 pm) suggested that they test bone tissue or the teeth to verify age. I did a Google search on “determining age children bone tissue” and “determining age children teeth” and these do seem to be fairly good tests (though if the child is 15, the tests could indicate that s(he) is 16 and vice versa.)

In my opinion, the use of what appears to be 11-12 year olds is morally much worse than athletes taking steroids and other prohibited substances. In other words, if they are going to test for drugs, they need to verify athletes’ ages.  Unfortunately, it appears that the IOC will do nothing.

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Chinese cheating at the Olympics

If you are thinking that I am writing about a Chinese athlete failed a drug test, you are…… wrong.

Chinese officials decided that a 7-year girl who was supposed to sing at the opening ceremonies was not attractive enough, so they decided to have a more attractive girl lip sync.

A Chinese official said,

The national interest requires that the girl should have good looks and a good grasp of the song and look good on screen.

How pathetic can you get? If they really needed the singer to be attractive, why on earth did they not get one with a voice that was acceptable to them instead of having the attractive singer lip sync to the non-attractive person’s voice? It is inconceivable that they couldn’t find one in a country with a population of well over a billion people.

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