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unixronin: Pissed-off avatar (Pissed off)
Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 07:31 am

Conceded in advance, the Mirror isn't the most reliable source:

The aid worker, who would not be named, said: "This is the most appalling act of sickening senselessness while people starve.

"The FDA has recalled aid from Britain because it has been condemned as unfit for human consumption, despite the fact that these are Nato approved rations of exactly the same type fed to British soldiers in Iraq.

"Under Nato, American soldiers are also entitled to eat such rations, yet the starving of the American South will see them go up in smoke because of FDA red tape madness."

The worker added: "There will be a cloud of smoke above Little Rock soon - of burned food, of anger and of shame that the world's richest nation couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery and lets Americans starve while they arrogantly observe petty regulations.

"Everyone is revolted by the chaotic shambles the US is making of this crisis. Guys from Unicef are walking around spitting blood.

"This is utter madness. People have worked their socks off to get food into the region.

"It is perfectly good Nato approved food of the type British servicemen have. Yet the FDA are saying that because there is a meat content and it has come from Britain it must be destroyed.

"If they are trying to argue there is a BSE reason then that is ludicrously out of date. There is more BSE in the States than there ever was in Britain and UK meat has been safe for years."


Food from Spain and Italy is also being held because it fails to meet US standards and has been judged unfit for human consumption.

And Israeli relief agencies are furious that thousands of gallons of pear juice are to be destroyed because it has been judged unfit.


When do we all march on Washington?  Our government is not the solution, it's the problem.

(Crossposted to [ profile] neph_politics)

unixronin: Pissed-off avatar (Pissed off)
Friday, September 9th, 2005 09:49 am

If you go to First Colony Coffee & Tea's website and sign up for an account to place an order, it will first ask you for an email address and a password, then go to a second page where it asks for the rest of your user information.  Only after filling out this second page will it check whether you actually entered a valid password on the first page.  (I know this because at the point of submitting the second page, it complained that my password on the first page was more than 12 characters.  Nowhere on either page are either a 12-character password length limit, or any other password restrictions, mentioned.)

This is crappy design, pure and simple.  I don't know whether First Colony is to blame; it may be the fault of Cartlogix, by whom's shopping cart is powered.

Bad web designer.  No donut.


First Colony responds,

"Your point is well taken.  This is most definitely a design flaw that I (we) never even noticed!  I am forwarding your suggestion to our webmaster, and will request this change as quickly as possible."