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Dept of Homeland Security cracks down...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GamblersGrin, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin 12oz Elite Member

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    Dept of Homeland Security cracks down...

    Discussion started by GamblersGrin - Oct 29, 2004

    you gotta love this countrys politics

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=206591

    Homeland Security Agents Visit Toy StoreHomeland Security Agents Visit Small Toy Store in Oregon About Magic CubeThe Associated Press

    ST. HELENS, Ore. Oct 28, 2004 — So far as she knows, Pufferbelly Toys owner Stephanie Cox hasn't been passing any state secrets to sinister foreign governments, or violating obscure clauses in the Patriot Act.

    So she was taken aback by a mysterious phone call from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to her small store in this quiet Columbia River town just north of Portland.

    "I was shaking in my shoes," Cox said of the September phone call. "My first thought was the government can shut your business down on a whim, in my opinion. If I'm closed even for a day that would cause undue stress."

    When the two agents arrived at the store, the lead agent asked Cox whether she carried a toy called the Magic Cube, which he said was an illegal copy of the Rubik's Cube, one of the most popular toys of all time.

    After the agents left, Cox called the manufacturer of the Magic Cube, the Toysmith Group, which is based in Auburn, Wash. A representative told her that Rubik's Cube patent had expired, and the Magic Cube did not infringe on the rival toy's trademark.

    Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said agents went to Pufferbelly based on a trademark infringement complaint filed in the agency's intellectual property rights center in Washington, D.C.

    "One of the things that our agency's responsible for doing is protecting the integrity of the economy and our nation's financial systems and obviously trademark infringement does have significant economic implications," she said.

    Six weeks after her brush with Homeland Security, Cox told The Oregonian she is still bewildered by the experience.

    "Aren't there any terrorists out there?" she said.


    Information from: The Oregonian

    Copyright 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
     
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    thank god the republicans are all about a free economy and staying out of people lives, right?!

    fuck hypocrits and enforcers of babylon. LORD'AVMERCY
     
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    i'm curious to know if this is an isolated incident or is shit like this happening all the time and the majority are unaware.
     
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    FREEDOM ISNT FREE
     
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    what's with you and babylon lately?

    http://goodnewschristianministry.org/babylonchapter9.htm
     
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    i dont know. yesterday i was at a friends office party and for some reason there is a giant painting of shabba ranks on the wall in the foyer, so all day i've been shouting reggae shit. 'SHABBA!!' 'boom bye, bye'....
    i cant call it.
     
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