Sunday, February 17, 2008

Trader Joe's Pull Chinese Products

Wow. Check out these stories: L.A. Times, ABC News, and the Huffington Post.

I guess a few people have a say in what a grocery store sells. Do you hear people complaining at the big stores? Are people really that afraid? Of course this isn't as bad as the city in Florida that is attempting to ban ALL products from China. ABC News.

Have you really looked at the people that shop at stores like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods? Diet conscious, health conscious, and UGLY! Just goes to show that healthy does not always mean better! I digress.

Is it really that big of a deal? Is China really that "bad" or is it a perception that the media focuses on? We know about the Mattel thing. A couple of other things happen. Does it really mean that everything from this country is bad? I find it interesting to see how cultures collide like this. I also find it interesting the different standards placed on things in each culture/country. I am not overly concerned about products from China. I do believe the Chinese government is aware of the situation and will correct any issues with quality. On the other hand, I bet a study of quality of U.S. goods would show up some interesting results rivaling that of other countries. Let's start with the automobile! ;-)

In a way, as long as there are different cultures and different people, there will always be some sort of conflict. "Can't we all just get along?" This doesn't seem likely.

What do you think?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday: Now Go Vote!

If you are in one of the Stupid Tuesday states, GET OUT AND VOTE!

I really think people do not understand the importance of any election. Even if your person or proposition does not win, those votes against show the world that not everyone is happy. If the candidates who win are smart, they will look at those who did not vote for them and ask, "why?" Most have their own agenda, though. That is unfortunate.

Still, get out there are vote. If you are not registered to vote, make sure you are before the general election!