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Legitimate manufactures can be fined or face other enforcement action if they don’t comply.And if the potential health risks don’t scare buyers, the economic risks and potential terror funding should, said Robert Barchiesi, president of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.”You support organized crime, gang activity, and terrorist organizations that use this as a funding mechanism,” he said. Economy loses out on at least $200 billion in revenue and 750,000 jobs a year from counterfeit sales.”This isn’t a victimless crime,” Barchiesi added.The sentiment is echoed by local and federal law enforcement, who have been stepping up enforcement of flea markets and other counterfeit clearing houses.This month alone, customs agents seized $250,000 worth of items at a swap meet in New Orleans, $350,000 worth of goods at a flea market in Las Vegas, and $150,000 worth of merchandise at one in Solebury, Pa., that included fake trademarks for Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Oakley, Ray Ban, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce Gabbana, and UGG boots.ICE cites cases in Philadelphia and Miami in which counterfeit traffickers were linked to terrorist groups, including supporters of Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group.”We have traced some of the money out to countries where the link to terrorism is tangental, if not solid. It’s a global problem,” Reilly said.At Rice’s Market in Solebury counterfeit UGG boots sold Dec.
A patient talked in a group, for the first time really, about how his drinking behavior started when he was 8 years old, because he accidentally learned that if he drank when his father whipped him it didn’t hurt as much. And that’s where his alcohol problem started. So stories like that are really heartbreaking and gut wrenching, and so I struggle with hearing those, but I’ve come to almost expect that every patient I take care of has some real abuse history.