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(CNN)   Sleep well, America: the Department of Homeland Security has seized over $17 million in counterfeit NFL merchandise   (cnn.com) divider line 59
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2013-02-24 01:34:32 PM  

BronyMedic: Alphax: I have no idea why 'homeland security' would care about such things.

As pointed out before, there's a lot more to the Department of Homeland Security than just the TSA and airport police.

Fecal Conservative: Thanks Guys! I feel that the homeland is now more secure from capitalist scum.

It's a lot more complicated than that, actually. A lot of counterfeit goods trace back to organized crime, slave labor, and terrorist elements


 No, its even more complicated than THAT - when I lived overseas a lot of the sweatshops contracted to make stuff in the first place would run extra shifts and overproduce for the contract, then run stuff 'out the back door'.  Why not? They are already tooled up for it!

 That's why the 'counterfeit' stuff is often of the same quality - its EXACTLY the same stuff. It tends to be the people who made -ALL- of it in the first place with the sketchy criminal/slave labor ties.
 So basically, even if you buy it from an NFL store you are probably supporting the exact same cartels/terrorists. Suck on that one.
 
2013-02-24 01:48:37 PM  

CliChe Guevara: BronyMedic: Alphax: I have no idea why 'homeland security' would care about such things.

As pointed out before, there's a lot more to the Department of Homeland Security than just the TSA and airport police.

Fecal Conservative: Thanks Guys! I feel that the homeland is now more secure from capitalist scum.

It's a lot more complicated than that, actually. A lot of counterfeit goods trace back to organized crime, slave labor, and terrorist elements

 No, its even more complicated than THAT - when I lived overseas a lot of the sweatshops contracted to make stuff in the first place would run extra shifts and overproduce for the contract, then run stuff 'out the back door'.  Why not? They are already tooled up for it!

 That's why the 'counterfeit' stuff is often of the same quality - its EXACTLY the same stuff. It tends to be the people who made -ALL- of it in the first place with the sketchy criminal/slave labor ties.
 So basically, even if you buy it from an NFL store you are probably supporting the exact same cartels/terrorists. Suck on that one.


In a far, far away place, they make chit real cheaply for American Profiteers.
They make a ton and a lot of it.
And sell to anybody.
Is there a problem? Where are all the free market peeps? This is the hell you asked for.
Oh, right, the ghost of Keynes will prevent that.
 
2013-02-24 01:58:32 PM  

snocone: Smackledorfer: snocone: The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States of America and U.S. territories (including Protectorates) from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters. Despite the Department of the Interior's name, DHS is the equivalent to the Interior ministries of other countries, not the Department of the Interior. In fiscal year 2011, DHS was allocated a budget of $98.8 billion and spent, net, $66.4 billion.


Yuuup, right there, protect the PROFITS of the NFL.

Plain as day.

This country is now just a mercenary force for the Rich and Famous.

Customs and Border Protection is part of the dhs umbrella.

Do you think we should have no customs agents?

If we have them, why shouldn't they share info closely with more terror-oriented agencies?

Your post implies you think corporations bought an anti-terror agency and twisted them to enforce customs laws. Customs has been managing ports since before you were born.

Remember, child, your implications ARE YOURS.
We had and have customs w/o all the White Out of the Constitution.
The powers granted to DHS were a falsely flagged lesson in imposing authority on this country's citizens.
Nothing but incremental distruction of the Old USA is the marching order.

Playing stupid does not hide the big picture.


So you started by complaining that anti-terror groups are fighting counterfeit tickets because they are bought by corporations, and now you are complaining that customs has all this horrible anti-terror "white out of the constitution" going on?

Amazing.  You can't even stay consistent within a single thread.

factoryconnection: Because Farkers love nothing more than going off half-cocked.  Who needs a clue when you feel self-righteous?


I think this says it all.
 
2013-02-24 02:03:08 PM  

CliChe Guevara: BronyMedic: Alphax: I have no idea why 'homeland security' would care about such things.

As pointed out before, there's a lot more to the Department of Homeland Security than just the TSA and airport police.

Fecal Conservative: Thanks Guys! I feel that the homeland is now more secure from capitalist scum.

It's a lot more complicated than that, actually. A lot of counterfeit goods trace back to organized crime, slave labor, and terrorist elements

 No, its even more complicated than THAT - when I lived overseas a lot of the sweatshops contracted to make stuff in the first place would run extra shifts and overproduce for the contract, then run stuff 'out the back door'.  Why not? They are already tooled up for it!

 That's why the 'counterfeit' stuff is often of the same quality - its EXACTLY the same stuff. It tends to be the people who made -ALL- of it in the first place with the sketchy criminal/slave labor ties.
 So basically, even if you buy it from an NFL store you are probably supporting the exact same cartels/terrorists. Suck on that one.


THIS.

The "counterfeit" stuff isn't counterfeit. They're 100% authentic.  I've bought $50 NFL jerseys on ebay from asia. It's the exact version given to NFL players to wear.  It's considered "counterfeit" because the person selling it doesn't have the legal right to the IP to the sell it in the US.

I always imagined it's a person who works in the slave-labor production plant who steals a couple or produces a couple extra for their day, and then goes to ebay to sell them to feed their family.  I'm doing more good in the world by buying the "counterfeit" version.  The money spent is actually going to the people who make it.

Rather than buying the "real" version, where it costs $400, of which $395 goes to the NFL and $5 goes to the overseas slaves.
 
2013-02-24 02:05:36 PM  

nickerj1: I always imagined it's a person who works in the slave-labor production plant who steals a couple or produces a couple extra for their day, and then goes to ebay to sell them to feed their family. I'm doing more good in the world by buying the "counterfeit" version. The money spent is actually going to the people who make it.


No, you're actually funding terrorism. I read that somewhere.
 
2013-02-24 02:25:29 PM  

oh_please: nickerj1: I always imagined it's a person who works in the slave-labor production plant who steals a couple or produces a couple extra for their day, and then goes to ebay to sell them to feed their family. I'm doing more good in the world by buying the "counterfeit" version. The money spent is actually going to the people who make it.

No, you're actually funding terrorism. I read that somewhere.


I think I read that too. If the dept of homeland security is involved the funds are probably being funneled to al kayda or Humas.
 
2013-02-24 02:49:43 PM  
Will never ever purchase an NFL jersey at full retail price...EVER.  They're over-priced beyond belief.

I WILL purchase knock-off stitched NFL jerseys at a reasonable price.

Your move, NFL.  Want my business?  Reign in your prices to a level a normal person can afford.
 
2013-02-24 03:16:54 PM  

SubBass49: Will never ever purchase an NFL jersey at full retail price...EVER.  They're over-priced beyond belief.

I WILL purchase knock-off stitched NFL jerseys at a reasonable price.

Your move, NFL.  Want my business?  Reign in your prices to a level a normal person can afford.


Same here. They also wouldn't make me the (non-offensive) jersey I wanted in the NFL shop, so I HAD to go with a South Korean ebay seller. For a sixth of the price. And I love it.
 
2013-02-24 09:36:20 PM  
Can someone please point me to the iPad third-shift overflow shopping site? I too would love to supplement the income of the poor unwashed exploited Chinaman, but I'd rather purchase something useful.
 
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