Top Handbags funding Terrorism

September 17 [Mon], 2012, 14:46
In many major cities in the world, there’s an active and highly profitable shadow economy in phony consumer goods that replica handbags generates (in some estimates) upwards of 500 billion dollars a year. If you have ever been down to “Counterfeit Alley” in midtown Manhattan, you have seen one of the biggest counterfeit marketplaces in the world. Whilst numerous of us spend our waking hours lusting after the latest fashion patterns from our favorite designers, there are quite a few people out there who purchase knock-off or phony items without fully appreciating the consequences.
I recently read a book called “Knockoff”, written by a fellow named Tim Phillips. It was an insightful read, having a number of interesting and often disturbing ideas presented. I was especially interested in the section he devoted to the trade in phony luxury items such as designer louis vuitton bags.
These days, it seems I can’t go anywhere without seeing somebody carrying a fake Prada or Gucci purse. Personally, I have always resisted the urge to purchase a counterfeit purse. I have avoided the temptation mainly simply because such an step just undermines an industry I have grown to love. When one considers the price of several of the higher-end purses, it should come as no surprise that some people purchase fakes.
What will surprise you is the discovery that their money is supporting future terrorist attacks in America and abroad. This book has confirmed my belief in supporting legitimate companies. Have you ever stopped to consider where the cash you spend on fake consumer products ends up? This book will provide you with some frightening insights. The “black market” in counterfeit consumer goods provides incredible resources for criminal organizations, and these organizations certainly do not have the public interest at heart.
One of the most disturbing ideas gucci handbags in the book was the suggestion that terrorist organizations, working with organized crime groups, use the profits gained from these outlawed sales to support future attacks. I could not sleep at night if I thought I was supporting terrorist campaigns to maim and kill innocent civilians in America, or anywhere else in reality.
I am a firm believer in being a conscientious shopper, and supporting companies that are trying to make the world a better space. I will gladly pay three times the price of a phony purse, to make sure that my money is not supporting terrorism. Check out “Knockoff” when you have got a opportunity. It is a true eye-opener.
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