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When saving money is a bad thing

Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:53 pm

Reporting from Beijing Sex shop owner Wang Yunsu wondered how so
many competitors could suddenly undercut her low prophylactic prices.

Now she thinks she knows: The other condoms are counterfeit.

"Some manufacturers are cutting corners," she said, stocking a
shelf with a domestic brand whose name translates as Forever Love. "And
it's all about profit."

It's China's latest knockoff scandal --
inferior contraceptives that health officials say provide little
protection and may in fact spread infectious diseases, tarnishing the
axiom that condoms mean safe sex.

In November, investigators in
Hunan province provided details about a July raid on an underground
workshop where they found laborers lubricating condoms with vegetable
oil in unsterile conditions, passing off the counterfeits as
high-quality-brand products.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jan/21/world/la-fg-china-condoms21-2010jan21

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Post by Kmzone on Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:05 pm

Thanks TT for the article, quite informative and disturbing.

I kept going back to the article to find the punch line and I don't see one.

Not much thoroughly disgusts me, but I am now. cause like there aren't enough unwanted children in the world right?

thoroughly icky feeling.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:23 pm

Nope... no punch line. It's very disturbing. Too many people are trusting their lives to these things. It would be like discovering that your parachute was improperly packed at 21,000 feet.

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Post by Mercedes on Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:32 pm

Dude. That's disgusting. People are trying to be responsible and they're being victimized. It makes me sick.

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Post by Kmzone on Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:33 pm

Sadly shit like this happens so freakin much.

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Post by Mercedes on Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:50 pm

They had a clinic in Vegas that was reusing their needles. People went in to get their tests done, and suddenly we had this explosion of hepatitis. It was unbelievable!

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Post by Kmzone on Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:23 pm

That is so depressing. Why do some idiots just not care about the rest of humanity.

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Re: When saving money is a bad thing

Post by shadowflame1974 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:45 pm

Its the big old $ honey. When people care more about the profits than people, we have a big problem.

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Post by Bizzy on Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:03 pm

I shudder to think over what they had the condoms unrolled to lubricate them.

Hu Hunglong might have thought his job would last forever. unsure

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