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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    So because they arent up to par on enforcing immigration law they shouldnt bother enforcing any laws?
    They're not, "not up to par". They just flat aren't enforcing the law.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Then it is a copyright issue, not a customs violation.
    ICE also runs an intellectual property rights coordination center.
    Kansas City lingerie shopowners in a twist after Homeland Security's panty raid | Fox News

    As I said you should read up on the situation

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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    From the IPR web site. Their focus is on global infringement.

    It is highly unlikely that a few dozen time sensitive items of the owners design would have entered the country printed. We buy the shirts, panties, whatever, from an importer, then do the printing. In a rush we can have the item out the door in a couple of hours.

    Unless their is more to the story, this seems to be another over reach of a government department.

    About the IPR Center
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the United States Government's response to global intellectual property (IP) theft and enforcement of its international trade laws. The mission of the IPR Center is to ensure national security by protecting the public's health and safety, the U.S. economy, and our war fighters, and to stop predatory and unfair trade practices that threaten the global economy. To accomplish this goal, the IPR Center brings together 21 partner agencies, consisting of 17 key federal agencies, Interpol, Europol and the governments of Canada and Mexico in a task-force setting. The task force structure enables the IPR Center to effectively leverage the resources, skills, and authorities of each partner and provide a comprehensive response to IP theft. The IPR Center is led by an ICE-HSI Director with Deputy Directors from HSI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    No the MLB saved a small business by only requesting a cease and desist and not suing them as you would have done



    Well i dont feel less secure
    Good.

    Do you feel less free?
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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Homeland security can't keep us safe from underwear until they manage to declare thong underwear to be acts of terror, which in my opinion they are.
    One woman's act of terror is another man's act of freedom. F R E E D O M!

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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by RogueWarrior View Post
    One woman's act of terror is another man's act of freedom. F R E E D O M!

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    Hahahahhahhahahhahh!!!! Rangers rule. They rocked last night! How can you not love 5 goals in the 3rd? And Anthony Duclair (aka Hot New Ranger)scored his first NHL goal, the first of many to come. We got to enjoy the fabulous spectacle after coming home from the debate. It was better than sex.
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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    one can be opposed to a government program without being opposed to government in general. that's the nuance.
    So how would this problem have been avoided without DHS?

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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    So how would this problem have been avoided without DHS?
    it's not just this issue alone. homeland security could have been handled through existing infrastructure. likewise, the patriot act was an enormous overreach. both were passed during an emotional time for the country, and that's never a good time to rush something through.

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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's not just this issue alone. homeland security could have been handled through existing infrastructure. likewise, the patriot act was an enormous overreach. both were passed during an emotional time for the country, and that's never a good time to rush something through.
    But it is a great opportunity for the government to seize yet more power.
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    Re: DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    But it is a great opportunity for the government to seize yet more power.
    the Bill of Rights took a beating after 9/11, that's for sure. it was comparable to the drug war, except in a much shorter period of time.

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