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this video is sponsored by mine more about them at the end of the sketch y Amazon I need a new chair oh hey man you want to watch Jack Ryan no I'm good Wheel of Time just the chair is good I'm thinking one of those gaming chairs oh hell yeah man I got a bunch of those over here okay yeah great what's the first one first one right here is great it's the gaming chair racing office chair high back computer desk chair PU leather chair executive and ergonomic swivel chair with headrest and lumbar support that's the name of the product yeah pretty catchy right no that's just a jumbled mess of Search terms yeah that's how things are named around here pretty catchy right you want to see some others yeah yeah yes please all right here you go pretty nice chair also this one's nice too that's that's the same chair oh actually no it's not you're stupid it's not but yes though nah because see this one is the gaming chair adjustable ergonomic office chair with PU leather computer chair with lumbar support and 180 recline easy to assemble and comfortable all right I don't want to know the names anymore can you just show me some more options of course my man we got all of these actually okay those are all the exact same chairs and these are all from different brands are they you know it my man and we're talking top brands here like floor goo what tremplo barbantron zelimio those really don't sound like real companies Amazon but they kind of do though you can see how those might be company names I guess oh actually we got that new Oasis chair that's actually that's Amazon's choice that one what does that mean does that mean that that's the best product no not necessarily no that's all right let's take a look at the reviews of the way sus chair I guess oh yeah good call it's got 17 000 reviews and averages 4 0.5 stars out of five really yeah pretty great right suspiciously so yeah here's the top review let's see what it says five stars great product that's super vague now this person specifically thought the product was great it seems I gotta be honest that didn't seem like a real review okay well how about this one five stars I bought this product for my husband and he loves it someone has a backstory kind of right I think I've seen that exact review on every single page of yours I've ever been on is that possible amen a lot of people buying products for their husbands a lot of husbands loving those products uh maybe I'll check out the one star reviews see what people don't like about the way says sure here's one one star package arrived damaged that's not really helpful that could be a shipping issue here's another one one star there was a screw missing and I contacted customer support and they sucked that's all right still haven't learned much about the chair here let's read some more one star my uncle died in this chair he had a heart attack and we found him four days later and it stink good chair though nice lumbar pillow oh my God that was confusing more than anything and way too person personal yeah sometimes people get way too personal in their reviews we don't know why they do that okay so I feel like the five star reviews are fake and the one star reviews are insane maybe let's check out the middle ground a bit of course four stars chair look good that's I knew that from the picture I know that chair looked good let's read another one two stars cheap plastic chair broke when I jumped on it the way that person jump on the chair I don't know here's another one four stars honestly provides really good support I was concerned after reading some reviews but it's great my back feels fantastic and it looks amazing oh all right I mean that seems real and that seems pretty good yeah pretty good chair the way says all right great I mean maybe I'll check out one more review just to be sure you got it two stars chairs not great and just so you know the company offers you a ten dollar gift card to leave a positive review okay well that shouldn't be allowed yeah kind of hard for me to do anything about that not really a problem though that makes it really hard to trust any positive review yeah I just want a chair Amazon I fell on my butt I have chairs do you I can't tell if any of these are fun functional chairs roll the dice oh my God maybe I'll just get a standing desk oh I got some of those check this one out I bought this product for my husband and he loves it that's okay I'm done hi there hello it's me I'm the astronaut I'm out here in ad space to talk to you about mine so listen a big part of my job is looking at the stars right but instead I'm always on the internet my data is out there okay I've been on some sites and thanks to mine I can see which companies have my data and take control of that whole situation after quickly signing up to mine with my email provider I can see that that's okay that's a lot of companies that have my data all right I don't even know that many people all these companies have my data you know whether it's Financial info approximate location address credit card info suffice it to say if one of those companies has a data breach my parents are gonna kill me well thanks to mine I can take action say I don't want this company to have my data anymore because why would I want them to have my financial data just sitting on their servers that's weird with mine I can exercise my right to be forgotten which is a real thing Google it and send reclaimed requests directly from my inbox with just a couple of clicks so now the only companies with access to my data are the ones that I want to have it get out of here other company so hey you can sign up at savemind.com and find out how many companies hold your data and start your data ownership on your own accounts all right bye now I'm gonna go click some things on the internet oh and look at stars that's right I gotta get on that
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every year more than 11 million containers arrive into the US by sea another 13 million come from Road or rail and another quarter billion packages enter the US via air travel it turns out a growing number of these shipments contain counterfeit or fake goods seizures of counterfeit products at US borders have increased tenfold over the past two decades the total value of seized goods if they've been real reached nearly 1.4 billion dollars and 2018 most are coming from mainland China or Hong Kong the Chinese counterfeiters pop up so fast the moment you take them down another one pops up the rise of e-commerce has fuelled counterfeiting around the world Amazon said it blocked more than 3 billion suspected fake listings from its marketplace in 2018 international ecommerce sellers must step up and do more the economic cost of counterfeiting is mounting the OECD says fake goods account for more than 3 percent of all global trade while some estimate the sale of illicit products could result in more than 5.4 million net job losses worldwide by 2022 US businesses are going out of business because of counterfeit goods we visited one of the busiest entry points in the u.s. to get a glimpse at the influx of fake products and to find out what authorities are doing to stop counterfeiting counterfeit goods are unauthorized copies of products protected under intellectual property regulations Louie Vuitton Michael Kors Gucci and you see this has some rating on us in another language sellers try to trick consumers into buying imitation goods by using logos symbols and features that identify certain brands you've probably seen counterfeit products before like knockoff Louis Vuitton purses or fake Rolex watches some are made using lower quality materials so they're less expensive to produce counterfeiters make money by luring consumers to these well-known brands trying to convince them they're getting a deal on the real thing selling counterfeit goods is against the law in the u.s. most Americans I think have the misguided impression that if I buy a Rolex watch and I know it's a fake because I bought it for 20 bucks on the street not for 2,000 bucks in the store who gets hurt by that the reverse question is the more important one who's benefiting from that overwhelmingly it's organized transnational crime that is running counterfeiting networks counterfeits come in all shapes and sizes according to US Customs and Border Protection the most popular counterfeit items are apparel and accessories watches and jewelry Footwear and consumer electronics we got Nike sneakers one of the first things you look at is you can barely bend this I'm actually having to use a lot of strength just to get a little bit of bend out of this counterfeiters take advantage of Nikes name brand recognition and multi-million dollar marketing campaigns to sell fake versions of the signature sneakers do you see a lot of counterfeit Nikes yes we see a lot of a lot of conference IQs consumer products and pharmaceuticals also make up a big share of counterfeit goods these are especially dangerous because they pose health and safety risks in 2018 Europol intercepted 13 million doses of counterfeit drugs ranging from opioids to heart medications worth more than 180 million dollars the agency said it's seen a rise in counterfeit medicine in recent years they're not held to the same standard they can go under the radar they don't have to worry about the FDA not only is it not going to probably treat the element that you have but it's potentially going to give you other that's because you just don't know what's in that product with more consumers shopping online it's becoming easier for fakes to beat out legitimate products on marketplaces ecommerce platforms like eBay Amazon and Alibaba have ushered in a golden age for counterfeiters one of the great opportunities of the digital economies that someone in a small town in Delaware can come up with a really neat product and they can sell it globally relatively seamlessly but if it really catches on and someone else can simply counterfeit it or copy it then your competitive advantage is dramatically reduced ajq bonny is the CEO of telegrams a New Jersey based company that pioneered the concept of as-seen-on-tv telegram says it has sold billions of dollars worth of products like the petit vac or lint lizard through TV infomercials the counterfeits pop up on Amazon within 30 to 60 days of us launching a TV commercial so now when consumers go to Amazon and search for our particular product more people buy the counterfeit because it's a cheaper price than by our original product this is the original product and this is the counterfeit side by side you can absolutely tell the difference the counterfeits on Amazon have had a devastating impact on our business khobani said he was so frustrated he took his concerns all the way to President Donald Trump and met with Trump that in Bedminster New Jersey at his Golf Club we just pulled a chair up to the table and started talking to him and once he said counterfeits on Amazon that's all we had to say we had his attention COO Bonnie said counterfeits on Amazon are threatening the business models of companies like telegrams the firm invests in finding developing and advertising new products it expects to recover those investments once the products are sold that's not happening thanks to the fakes think about it you know if we put all these resources time energy money you know the design make sure the consumer wants to buy it come up with an marketing campaign to launch the product and do all that effort and find within 30 days the product dies a very fast death because the counterfeits it's not much incentive to be innovative and continue to come up with new products tella brands is one of many US firms struggling to fend off counterfeiters online in January 2020 the Department of Homeland Security issued a report saying the rise of e-commerce has intensified the problem of counterfeit trafficking and puts US companies and entrepreneurs at risk it puts them out of business that's the that's the cost Bob rkz testified in a House Judiciary Committee hearing in 2019 about how ecommerce presents new opportunities for counterfeiters at the click of a mouse you could get product and you get it directly shipped to your house booming ecommerce sales have led to a surge in shipments of small packages there were 161 million Express Mail shipments in 2018 and 475 million packages shipped through international mail the International Chamber of Commerce found counterfeiters use smaller shipments to try to lower their risk of detection meanwhile US Customs and Border Protection officials are being inundated by a growing number of small shipments arriving into the country everyday a rule that allows packages valued at under $800 to enter tax-free has exacerbated the problem we're talking about early 2000s you're looking at about between three and five thousand seizures now you fast-forward to today we're almost pushing forty thousand seizures a year not only does it increase the workload and that really gets the officers i
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I've studied children's geographies at Bethesda University in Anaheim and I am an expert in molecular physics. I usually feel discontent. My previous job was historic site administrator I held this position for 2 years, I love talking about radio-controlled model playing and djing. Huge fan of Calista Flockhart I practice qi gong and collect trading cards.
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