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Seriously, is everything supporting terror these days?

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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 10:30 AM
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This time it's counterfeit fashion products. You buy that fake Gucci, you are supporting terror



Terror’s Purse Strings

LUXURY fashion designers are busily putting final touches on the handbags they will present during the spring-summer 2008 women’s wear shows, which begin next week in New York City’s Bryant Park. To understand the importance of the handbag in fashion today consider this: According to consumer surveys conducted by Coach, the average American woman was buying two new handbags a year in 2000; by 2004, it was more than four. And the average luxury bag retails for 10 to 12 times its production cost.

[...]Shoppers descend on Canal Street in New York, Santee Alley in Los Angeles and flea markets and purse parties around the country to pick up knockoffs for one-tenth the legitimate bag’s retail cost, then pass them off as real.

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Sales of counterfeit T-shirts may have helped finance the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, according to the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition. “Profits from counterfeiting are one of the three main sources of income supporting international terrorism,” said Magnus Ranstorp, a terrorism expert at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland.

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So it comes down to us. If we stop knowingly buying fakes, the supply chain will dry up and counterfeiters will go out of business. The crime syndicates will have far less money to finance their illicit activities and their terrorist plots.[...]

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Well good luck with that. As long as the prices of the "original" remain high, people will continue to buy the cheaper variety. It all boils down to economics, and people being cheapskates.

Oh yeah, and the scare tactics are getting really tired. Shame on the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition :shk:




posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 04:35 AM
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Been watching this thread for 5 days now and find it amazing it gets no replies.

So I'll join in.

In todays world anything illegal can be labeled "terrorist support".

When the US Treasury sent out its list of organisations "connected to terror" several NGOs in Denmark came in trouble because they supported a number of freedom/peace movements in the 3rd world. Some was brought to trial ... Greenpeace was among them. Others subdued and had to stop important humanitarian work.

If you ask me, the number one product to purchase to support terror is OIL.

But who can avoid that filthy stuff?

As for the counterfeit goods, the trademark owners make a lot of money, so I can't really fell sorry for them. And hell, supporting Bin Laden or the Bilderbergs, what's the differance?



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