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posted 30 May 2005 03:20 PM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Counterfeit DVDs and cigarettes may be funding terrorists.

That's what the Senate Homeland Security committee heard Wednesday from John Stedman, a lieutenant in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who's responsible for an eight-person team of intellectual property (IPR) investigators

"Some associates of terrorist groups may be involved in IPR crime," Stedman said. "During the course of our investigations, we have encountered suspects who have shown great affinity for Hezbollah and its leadership."

Even though Stedman's evidence is circumstantial, his testimony comes as Congress is expected to consider new copyright legislation this year. An invocation of terrorism, the trump card of modern American politics, could ease the passage of the next major expansion of copyright powers.

From: It's all about the thumpa thumpa. | Registered: Oct 2004  |  IP: Logged
Granola Girl
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posted 30 May 2005 07:56 PM      Profile for Granola Girl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw this poster at a movie theatre in Scotland last year:

I laughed so hard I nearly peed my pants.

Oh wait. Here's a website. You can download their tv ads too.

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Agent 204
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posted 30 May 2005 08:13 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I remember a few years ago I saw a couple of ads where they were saying that buying drugs funds terrorists. But when Arianna Huffington and some like-minded people made an ad linking driving SUVs to funding terrorism, the networks refused to run it.
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posted 30 May 2005 08:21 PM      Profile for verbatim   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Petroleum Products May Be Funding Terrorists

That's what Department of Homeland Security spokesman Emilio Albaquant revealed yesterday during a press conference held at the Capitol Building. Albaquant is the Assistant Director of the Terror Ties Task Force, which was formed last year to help identify the links that terrorists might have with the unsuspecting public.

"It's clear that the number one funding channel for Al-Queda and its allies is through Saudi Arabian oil exports," Albaquant said. "Many of the greatest covert funders for the international terrorist conspiracy have significant holdings in the middle-eastern petroleum industry."

As a result, Albaquant counsels concerned, vigilant citizens to refrain from purchasing petroleum products and their derivatives wherever possible. He also cautioned against dealing with persons with accents, eating foreign foods, and getting into cars with mustached men.

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