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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 11:01 AM
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List your products and services to BOYCOTT here:
Fudge Stripped Cookay's has resource links for discovering where a company stands here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Once this thread gets to a respectable link, we can break it up into new threads that provide sub categories (Foods, energy,restaurants, electronics, toys, etc.)

Here's a few item's on my list:

Wal-Mart, General Electric, Dell Computers, PepsiCo. , General Mills, Pfizer, ExxonMobile, Amway, Fox News, Circuit City, Pizza Hut, Coors Brewing, Safeway, Home Depot, Wendys restaurants, Valero Energy, Outback Steakhouse, Marathon Oil, Pilot Corporation, Diamond-Shamrock, NBC, ChevronTexaco, Sams Club, Phillip Morris, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Shamrock Foods, R.J. Reynolds, Lorrilard, CNN, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, PriceWatherhouseCoopers, Wachovia Corp., MBNA corp, AFLAC INC., Ernst & Young, American Bankers Association, Deloitte & Touche, KPMG LLP, UBS Americas, Credit Union National Assn, Clear Channel Communications, Salem Communications, Pappas Telecasting Companies, Cocola Broadcasting Companies, Maxwell House, Budweiser, Hotpoint, AOL Time Warner, Mircrosoft, UPS, Fed-Ex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Citigroup, Anheuser Busch, Archer Daniel Midland, Schering Plough, American Airlines, Disney, Ford Motors, Alticor Inc., Wyeth, Amoco, Esso, Kraft Foods, Monsanto, IBM, Taco Bell, KFC, Cable television, DirectTV, Diebold...
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:20 PM
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1. Why not do it now before things get too out of control?
Then we won't have to duplicate our work. For those of entering info into the database (hint hint), it'll be a little easier!

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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:23 PM
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2. Brookshire's Grocery
It's one evil over another in my stupid suburb out in the boonies. They're ALL repub donors.

Bruce Brookshire personally gave $2000 to Georgie. I had hoped I could switch from Tom Thumb, but at least TT has a better selection. It's cleaner and newer.

Don't worry campers, I'll get into town to Whole Foods whenever I can.

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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:47 PM
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3. Good news for Tom Thumb shoppers like me....
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-04 12:00 PM
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79. Cool link
You are lucky. I miss shopping at my Pavilions in West hollywood!! I didn't realize Safeway corp w

Here in Atlanta, the two big chains seem to be Kroger and Publix -- which I just found out are majority republica donors. As of today, I'm taking my grocery shopping $$ elsewhere -- I just have to figure out where.

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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:44 PM
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4. Add Little Caesar's Pizza. Longtime righties.
I can give documentation if you need it.

Do your body a favor and don't eat that slop.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 04:33 PM
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5. Interesting.
They pulled out of Texas completely about 5 or 6 years ago, and now they're starting to pop up again.

What's their deal? I'd like more info to include on them in the PPages.

Thanks!
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Angry Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 10:53 AM
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99. Domino's is far right too - they fund Operation Rescue
They've been anti-choice for a long time and they also killed and maimed quite a few drivers back when with their old 30-minutes-or-less policy.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 04:47 PM
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6. on Diebold, specify ATM's, Don't forget Mary Kay cosmetics too.
Edited on Mon Nov-15-04 04:48 PM by mom cat
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:22 PM
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36. Why Mary Kay
Isn't Mary Kay independently held, and donates only to women's health and safety issues?
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 11:38 AM
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56. I can remember reading that they...
had some sort of gathering in Dallas a year or so ago. I can't remember if Laura or George was there....and the women, as expected from rich, suburban soccer mom, pink cadillac-driving, brain-dead morons, were BASKING in it.

There's more to this than donations. I'm trying to find a link. It made me NEVER want to buy cosmetics from these Stepford Wives.

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 03:55 AM
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75. They test on baby foreskins
so even if they donated 110% Dem they'd still be evil. Screw them and the creepy stepfords who sell thier crap.
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 10:04 AM
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76. Let's not stereotype
OK- I'll admit, if I'd seen that Bush thing I'd have puked. Not all Mary Kay consultants are like that
I wouldn't drive a pink cadillac EVER
I wouldn't attend anything W was at unless I had a serious chance of humiliating him with a large audience
I checked for a PETA endorsement before selling the "crap"
I am a non-conformist and have made that abundantly clear to other consultants
I have no children, and certainly no SUV (although I desperately desire a Toyota Prius)
I'm not pushy in sales or anything like that
I was throwing my inventory into boxes for immediate public burning when I thought for one second that company profits were going to the nazis (they aren't)
I spend my modest income on putting myself through college and donating to DU, the ACLU and other groups like Farm Sanctuary and Greenpeace
I spend the time I can afford being self-employed to things like serving on the events committee for my local ACLU chapter, and going door to door (to door to door to door) campaigning for John Kerry.

You're entitled to your opinion, of course, but I am not evil, or a stepford wife.

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 09:11 PM
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77. I'm glad you're not a Stepford
My Mom tried to sell Mary Kay for a while, so I do have some idea what I'm talking about. The perkiness they encourage and the enthusiasm exhipited at thier rallies is a bit odd, at least to me. I'm certainly entitled to my opinion.

That wasn't my point though. They test on foreskins removed from tiny baby boys. Foreskins used for testing have to be removed without drugs. They pay hospitals for them. Thus they create a profit motive for hospitals to circumcise healthy boys (a practice that runs counter to scientific evidence and professional guidelines) without benefit of pain relief (also a practice that runs counter to scientific evidence and professional guidelines.) The fact that I brought up the mutilation of healthy babies for product testing and you're worried that I'm (God forbid) stereotyping Mary Kay consultants wories me. Shouldn't we liberals be speaking up for the opressed, not the well dressed?
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:15 PM
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89. Well
Most Mary Kay reps I've known were not rich and well dressed. In fact, they usually sold MK on the side to supplement a crappy job that didn't pay enough. There are plenty of things to rip Mary Kay over, and I think it's possible to do that without insulting and stereotyping those that sell it.
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 04:56 AM
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45. Why Mary Kay?
The president of the company donated to rethugs, but there were other upper eschelon Mary Kay people who donated to Democrats.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/advanced.asp?searchtype=co...

Check it out.
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:05 AM
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47. thank you VERY much for the link
I appreciate the info. Richard Rogers is the real bigwig and I noticed that he's donated to both sides.

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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:08 AM
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48. You're Welcome (to DU as well)
Sorting out these companies is going to be a bigger headache than I thought.

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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:52 AM
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53. you've got that right
It has kept me awake most of the night. Now I'm off to school, to attempt matching energy with people half my age. It's a great open minded group-most of these youth, though. I'm excited to share this grassroots movement with a lot of them.

Thanks for the welcome. I'm really glad to be here.
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StrongbadTehAwesome Donating Member (623 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 04:54 PM
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7. Atria (used to be Phillip Morris)
they sell a lot of cigarette brands and own 85% of Kraft (which I see is on your list above).
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:31 PM
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12. And Kraft owns Boca Bugers
and Nabisco is owned by Philip Morris
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:03 AM
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15. Kraft owns Boca Burgers? Aaack! Well, no more Bocas for me. n/t
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:20 AM
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16. Kraft purchased Boca Burgers in 2000
They're everywhere. Tobacco company owns Oreos and Triscuits. Oreos-I don't miss, but Triscuits-different story.
Now days, I read the company labels as I do the ingredients. I shop at a Co-op. They carry Boca Burgers and their marketer said it got the best real estate in the freezer case because they sell the most, and that's what their rep wanted. I was irked by that, because that is what keeps the little guy from selling more and said that.

They arrange the freezer space now vertically, so Garden burger and Bocas occupy space on the same level.

I like Garden burger, if they are available in your area. The flame roasted is my fave.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:02 PM
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27. Yep, Gardenburgers are tasty as well. And independent.
Last I heard.

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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:23 PM
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37. am I safe with Morningstar?
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:47 PM
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38. Morningstar Farms is owned by Kellogg's
http://www.kelloggs.com/brand/msfarms/home.html

I'd be extremely leery of their soy products, because ADM (Farmer Fuckers to the World) I believe, controls about 80% of the soy market. They, of course have no qualms about GMOs...check what it says about the soy product. Is it Organic? Do they clearly state 'No GMOs'?

And check the Kellogg's thing. I don't use them, so I don't know.

:hi: Welcome to DU!
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 07:01 PM
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39. Thank you
for the info and the awesome welcome. I'm so excited to find thinkers in one beautiful Democratic place.

My entire freezer is going to have to be purged. Lots of Boca and Morningstar.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 07:46 PM
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73. Oh crap
those are the only soyburgers I can stomach!

What about Quorn? Love that stuff; any idea who owns them?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:01 PM
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8. Top 200 corporate republican donors as listed in the "Follow Your
Edited on Mon Nov-15-04 05:06 PM by Zorra
Money" Search Link posted by fudge stripe cookays:
http://www.followyourmoney.com/cgi-bin/FYM.cgi?item=&mi...

1. United Parcel Service, Inc. $7,644,024 71.23%
2. Verizon Communications Inc. $5,762,734 66.58%
3. FedEx Corporation $4,993,284 63.45%
4. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. $4,952,740 49.85%
5. Union Pacific Corporation $4,463,180 76.19%
6. SBC Communications Inc. $4,312,414 56.17%
7. Philip Morris Companies Inc. $3,890,797 67.53%
8. BellSouth Corporation $3,577,340 54.25%
9. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. $3,537,806 81.84%
10. Exxon Mobil Corporation $2,854,604 94.52%
11. AFLAC Incorporated $2,831,610 53.87%
12. MBNA Corporation $2,671,044 71.51%
13. General Electric Company $2,642,795 52.17%
14. Outback Steakhouse, Inc. $2,622,734 95.69%
15. General Dynamics Corporation $2,414,758 58.76%
16. Citigroup, Inc. $2,337,904 50.77%
17. MORGAN STANLEY $2,287,682 51.51%
18. UST Inc. $2,259,909 78.12%
19. Southern Company (The) $2,114,265 60.21%
20. AT&T Corporation $2,103,027 47.43%
21. Pfizer, Inc. $2,093,842 68.41%
22. FORD MOTOR CO $2,057,274 71.98%
23. CIGNA Corporation $2,006,693 86.01%
24. Brown & Williamson $1,954,228 80.84%
25. Microsoft Corporation $1,940,180 48.10%
26. Eli Lilly and Company $1,817,766 67.35%
27. USAA $1,814,263 82.71%
28. DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG $1,805,444 56.52%
29. ChevronTexaco Corporation $1,784,462 82.32%
30. Raytheon Company $1,772,773 51.49%
31. FPL Group, Inc. $1,701,338 77.11%
32. General Motors Corporation $1,666,521 66.67%
33. HSBC Holdings, plc. $1,629,615 55.01%
34. CSX Corporation $1,523,077 63.40%
35. El Paso Corporation $1,457,260 74.63%
36. Arthur Andersen Consulting $1,407,648 52.86%
37. American International GroupInc.$1,407,221 50.52%
38. Deere & Company $1,372,872 91.86%
39. Pepsico, Inc. $1,358,295 74.17%
40. Merck & Company, Inc. $1,321,841 64.26%
41. EDISON INTERNATIONAL INC $1,303,308 55.69%
42. Coca-Cola Company (The) $1,212,985 57.53%
43. ABBOTT LABORATORIES $1,155,580 82.69%
44. Weyerhaeuser Company $1,142,843 84.69%
45. Valero Energy Corporation $1,140,654 77.62%
46. Norfolk Souther Corporation $1,138,015 65.11%
47. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) $1,131,011 63.56%
48. Ashland Inc. $1,110,046 86.32%
49. Caterpillar, Inc. $1,083,947 93.96%
50. General Atomics $1,061,723 56.76%
51. AMR Corporation $1,035,144 46.46%
52. JOHNSON & JOHNSON $1,019,536 56.73%
53. ConAgra Foods, Inc. $1,018,504 70.69%
54. Marconi Corporation $1,015,721 56.09%
55. TEXAS UTILITIES CO $1,012,338 63.49%
56. Entergy Corporation $1,012,322 56.97%
57. Sprint Corporation $999,463 51.79%
58. Halliburton Company $961,930 94.99%
59. Harris Corporation $948,565 95.63%
60. Dominion Resources, Inc. $943,237 62.30%
61. McDonald's Corporation $936,241 77.85%
62. United Technologies Corporation $929,104 53.06%
63. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company $926,378 70.60%
64. BP Amoco PLC $924,710 67.43%
65. Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. $899,029 50.74%
66. Northwestern Mutual $897,847 56.09%
67. American Electric Power Co.Inc. $882,685 64.92%
68. Northwest Bancorp, Inc. $845,811 50.32%
69. ConocoPhillips $822,792 82.58%
70. Georgia-Pacific Corporation $809,998 64.82
71. Cooper Industries, Ltd. $802,993 99.75%
72. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. $802,179 90.20%
73. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. $797,656 60.50%
74. Home Depot, Inc. (The) $791,164 71.13%
75. DTE Energy Company $772,148 50.13%
76. FMC Corporation $760,101 66.24%
77. Corning Incorporated $758,209 84.40%
78. Washington Mutual, Inc. $756,015 42.15%
79. Procter & Gamble Company (The) $729,908 76.78%
80. Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. $728,967 42.68%
81. Chubb Corporation (The) $728,278 59.69%
82. United Defense Industries Inc $723,150 77.59%
83. Occidental Petroleum Corp. $703,057 57.09%
84. Comcast Corporation $697,462 48.52%
85. Marathon Oil Corporation $689,895 82.27%
86. FirstEnergy Corporation $688,908 60.79%
87. Viacom Inc. $684,916 39.94%
88. First Health Group Corp. $681,224 55.16%
89. NATIONAL CITY CORPORATION $674,534 69.32%
90. CMS Energy Corporation $666,777 61.49%
91. Intel Corporation $648,187 76.95%
92. Host Marriott Corporation $640,763 90.53%
93. American Express Company $638,350 45.82%
94. U.S. Bancorp $637,887 75.67%
95. Darden Restaurants, Inc. $620,386 78.80%
96. Electronic Data Systems Corp. $619,917 48.70%
97. Time Warner Inc. $612,021 42.49%
98. CNA Financial Corporation $589,791 72.07%
99. Wendy's International, Inc. $582,592 90.32%
100. Allstate Corporation (The) $579,536 69.88%
101. Enron Corporation $578,049 51.44%
102. AmSouth Bancorporation $577,240 63.39%
103. Brown-Forman Corporation $575,295 54.97%
104. Amgen Inc. $572,466 66.49%
105. Phelps Dodge Corporation $567,973 82.11%
106. ALLTEL Corporation $567,866 55.47%
107. Northwest Airlines Corporation $563,400 42.58%
108. PACCAR Inc. $554,439 92.18%
109. Motorola, Inc. $553,363 60.88%
110. General Mills, Inc. $545,593 78.67%
111. Aventis S.A. $544,085 45.81%
112. Clear Channel CommunicationsInc.$539,663 63.88%
113. Williams Companies, Inc. (The) $534,784 66.34%
114. HCA Inc. $534,635 59.90%
115. Siebel Systems, Inc. $533,944 77.10%
116. Aetna Inc. $529,596 66.58%
117. Sunoco, Inc. $524,467 84.41%
118. KEYCORP $522,369 60.72%
119. Allegheny Energy, Inc. $519,720 75.07%
120. Alliant Techsystems Inc. $517,641 63.89%
121. St. Paul Companies, Inc. (The) $511,739 77.95%
122. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. $499,917 33.94%
123. Kraft Foods Inc. $497,778 94.89%
124. Continental Airlines, Inc. $494,819 74.18%
125. McKesson Corporation $487,281 74.85%
126. Kerr-McGee Corporation $486,715 82.46%
127. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation $482,239 86.03%
128. Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. $480,659 36.73%
129. Sears, Roebuck and Company $469,917 60.67%
130. Capital One Financial Corp. $458,326 50.06%
131. Target Corporation $446,784 60.56%
132. Lucent Technologies, Inc. $438,778 46.91%
133. Goodrich Corporation (The) $436,031 76.80%
134. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company $435,463 41.95%
135. Walt Disney Company (The) $417,917 30.10%
136. Tyco International, Ltd. $417,760 66.17%
137. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. $413,112 62.48%
138. Bear Stearns Companies,Inc(The) $410,957 44.41%
139. USX Corporation $406,026 53.55%
140. Delta Air Lines, Inc. $399,461 56.73%
141. Loews Corporation $394,994 81.92%
142. PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. $391,276 47.77%
143. Torchmark Corporation $386,451 59.29%
144. NORTHEAST UTILITIES $381,979 70.43%
145. Dean Foods Company $379,357 68.25%
146. 3M COMPANY $373,495 67.03%
147. Cubic Corporation $368,423 82.05%
148. Circuit City Stores, Inc. $367,855 92.21%
149. Tyson Foods, Inc. $367,061 38.45%
150. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. $362,902 88.83%
151. SAFECO Corporation $356,657 86.80%
152. United Airlines $354,927 35.09%
153. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. $353,122 39.93%
154. Tenet Healthcare Corporation $352,817 49.11%
155. Eastman Kodak Company $349,984 77.07%
156. Adolph Coors Company $347,639 84.84%
157. American Home Products Corp. $341,251 62.35%
158. Eastman Chemical Company $341,249 81.45%
159. Praxair, Inc. $339,307 94.57%
160. SunTrust Banks, Inc. $338,253 60.44%
161. Rite Aid Corporation $337,982 45.40%
162. DRS Technologies, Inc. $329,343 41.99%
163. Orbital Sciences Corporation $327,763 72.31%
164. Cinergy Corporation $323,900 64.37%
165. Illinois Tool Works Inc. $318,059 98.23%
166. SouthTrust Corporation $317,978 61.95%
167. ANTHEM INC $311,418 68.23%
168. Genentech, Inc. $306,972 41.43%
169. Emerson Electric Company $306,133 78.14%
170. Burlington Resources Inc. $305,533 75.32%
171. Wachovia Corporation $299,227 61.67%
172. Humana Inc. $298,745 66.09%
173. Kellogg Company $297,293 51.86%
174. Computer Sciences Corporation $296,565 71.58%
175. Titan Corporation (The) $293,362 85.48%
176. Yum! Brands, Inc. $292,766 64.19%
177. Nestle $290,115 67.29%
178. NCR Corporation $287,442 80.60%
179. Sony Corporation $285,545 40.01%
180. Compass Bancshares, Inc. $279,611 71.96%
181. Barrick Gold Corporation $278,027 72.38%
182. Comerica Incorporated $277,676 64.04%
183. Cablevision Systems Corporation $277,286 46.80%
184. Cardinal Health, Inc. $275,701 52.36%
185. QUALCOMM Incorporated $274,459 42.15%
186. Union Planters Corporation $268,385 80.25%
187. KoninklijkePhilipsElectronicsN.V$267,667 82.68%
188. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc $256,406 80.08%
189. ITT Industries, Inc. $250,533 58.99%
190. GenCorp Inc. $238,912 52.42%
191. Boise Cascade Corporation $235,287 93.96%
192. Gateway, Inc. $231,800 59.47%
193. Federal National Mortgage Assoc $226,584 42.89%
194. Salem Communications Corp. $225,624 98.85%
195. Texas Instruments Incorporated $220,433 73.71%
196. Texas Industries, Inc. $220,113 90.47%
197. SEMPRA ENERGY $218,803 34.86%
198. ManTech International Corp $218,362 59.39%
199. AutoZone, Inc. $217,843 87.02%
200. Hibernia Corporation $215,189 44.88%

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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:21 PM
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10. Great List
Some of the cable companies don't look as bad as I thought. Maybe we should reconsider for those of us who still need some kind of basic service, like me.

SouthTrust bank is getting taken over by Wachovia.
But they're both about 61%.
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:05 AM
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46. I used this list to crunch some numbers

Top 10 Democratic Givers (this list does not mean that they did not give more to repugs, see list below for % given to repugs)

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
SBC Communications Inc.
United Parcel Service, Inc.
BellSouth Corporation
FedEx Corporation
Verizon Communications Inc.
AFLAC Incorporated
General Electric Company
AT&T Corporation
Citigroup, Inc.


The following stats are for companies giving in excess of $650,000 combined to both parties. If there are corrections, please feel free to make them.


http://www.followyourmoney.com/cgi-bin/FYM.cgi?item=&mi...

Over 90%

Exxon Mobil Corporation
Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
Deere & Company
Halliburton Company
Harris Corporation
Cooper Industries, Ltd.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (The)

Over 80%

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
CIGNA Corporation
Brown & Williamson
ChevronTexaco Corporation
ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Weyerhaeuser Company
Ashland Inc.
Caterpillar, Inc.
ConocoPhillips
Corning Incorporated



Over 70%

United Parcel Service, Inc.
Union Pacific Corporation
MBNA Corporation
UST Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
El Paso Corporation
Pepsico, Inc.
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
McDonald's Corporation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Home Depot, Inc. (The)
Procter & Gamble Company (The)


Over 60%

Verizon Communications Inc.
FedEx Corporation
Philip Morris Companies Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
General Motors Corporation
CSX Corporation
Merck & Company, Inc.
Norfolk Souther Corporation
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
BP Amoco PLC
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

You can get additional information about these companies at the website.



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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:11 PM
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9. Jen, I'm still questioning your listing IBM
I need a source for the data. Last time I checked most of the employees donated to Democrats, with a few exceptions. The rest looks good, but I'm not giving up NBC prgramming. Too many shows that I like. Also, check AOL, I'm not sure they deserve to be on the list, but I'm not sure they shouldn't either.

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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:34 PM
Response to Reply #9
13. Aol was very anti Kerry on their banner page and pro bush
they push a conservative agenda, and outsource to Bangalore.
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:12 AM
Response to Reply #13
49. AOL - Time Warner stats - More to Dems
Republicans $606,768 (42.13%)
Democrats $833,108 (57.84%)
Others $387 (0.03%)
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Total $1,440,263
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #9
30. The list came from this source:
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #30
31. IBM isn't on that list eom
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:22 AM
Response to Reply #9
51. IBM does not give political contributions
International Business Machines Corporation IBM
<No Political Giving Information>


http://www.followyourmoney.com/cgi-bin/FYM.cgi?p=find_c...


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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #51
62. Correction
I reviewed Opensecrets.org and IBM give 70% to Dems and 30% to repugs.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 06:49 PM
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11. On what basis is it decided that these companies are Republican?
For example, I know Michael Dell contributes to Republicans but his former CFO, Tom Meredith, is one of Austin's biggest Democratric fundraisers. Of course, the operative word is "former" but doesn't that mean that other Dell stockholders and executives may be Democrats as well?

Here are the contributions of Tom and his wife, Lynn, for this year alone (from www.newsmeat.com ):

CASTOR, BETTY (D)
Senate - FL
CASTOR FOR SENATE $1000 10/01/04

OBAMA, BARACK (D)
Senate - IL
OBAMA FOR ILLINOIS INC $1000 09/30/04

KNOWLES, TONY (D)
Senate - AK
TONY KNOWLES FOR US SENATE $1000 09/30/04

MURRAY, PATTY (D)
Senate - WA
PEOPLE FOR PATTY MURRAY U S SENATE CAMPAIGN $1000 09/27/04

TENENBAUM, INEZ MOORE (D)
Senate - SC
INEZ TENENBAUM FOR US SENATE $1000 09/24/04

TENENBAUM, INEZ MOORE (D)
Senate - SC
INEZ TENENBAUM FOR US SENATE $1000 09/24/04

BOWLES, ERSKINE B (D)
Senate - NC
ERSKINE BOWLES FOR US SENATE $1000 09/22/04

BOWLES, ERSKINE B (D)
Senate - NC
ERSKINE BOWLES FOR US SENATE $2000 09/22/04

LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT (D)
Senate - AR
FRIENDS OF BLANCHE LINCOLN $1000 09/02/04

CARSON, BRAD R (D)
Senate - OK
BRAD CARSON FOR SENATE $2000 09/02/04

LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT (D)
Senate - AR
FRIENDS OF BLANCHE LINCOLN $1000 09/02/04

CARSON, BRAD R (D)
Senate - OK
BRAD CARSON FOR SENATE $2000 09/02/04

DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $12500 04/30/04

DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $12500 04/30/04

KERRY, JOHN F (D)
President
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC. $2000 04/13/04

KERRY, JOHN F (D)
President
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC. $2000 04/13/04

MFI Management/CEO EDWARDS, CHET (D)
House (TX 11)
CHET EDWARDS FOR CONGRESS $2000 03/05/04

EDWARDS, CHET (D)
House (TX 11)
CHET EDWARDS FOR CONGRESS $2000 03/05/04

BAYH, EVAN (D)
Senate - IN
EVAN BAYH COMMITTEE $2000 03/05/04

BAYH, EVAN (D)
Senate - IN
EVAN BAYH COMMITTEE $2000 03/05/04

DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. (D)
House (TX 25)
DOGGETT FOR US CONGRESS $1000 02/18/04

DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. (D)
House (TX 25)
DOGGETT FOR US CONGRESS $1000 02/18/04

EMILY'S LIST $5000 01/09/04

Thanks for clarifying this for me!
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #11
67. Dell Stats
http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/contrib.asp?Ind=B...

Dell as a company gives 79% to repugs and 21% to Democrats.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:53 PM
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14. YUM Brands
owner of KFC, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, Pizza Hut and A&W American Foods. http://www.yum.com /

Worldwide, the KFC subsidiary accepts the extreme and cruelly treated chickens as food from suppliers. YUM! Brands lied about the action they were taking, posted it on the KFC website and had to be sued to change the lies. They have made promises to stop their suppliers from mistreating the chickens, but the very suppliers that were snitched off have been filmed since the promises to stop mistreating and torturing the chickens as a group and individually.

http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com /

The Taco Bell Franchise accepts tomatoes from growers who maltreat and abuse and enslave migrant workers. A migrant worker toiling for the Taco Bell suppliers can spend 6-7 days a week 10-12 hours a day picking 2 tons of tomatoes a day (125 32lb buckets). They are paid about $50 a day. No benefits. Can be beaten. Imprisoned. Taco Bell claims they are not responsible for this.

http://www.ciw-online.org/tz_site-revision/home/home.ht...
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Keirsey Donating Member (508 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:25 AM
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17. Hallmark Cards

Privately owned company. Hall family and CEO Irv Hockaday are big Republican donors.


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Keirsey Donating Member (508 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:26 AM
Response to Reply #17
18. Hardware stores

Boycott:

Home Depot

Lowe's

Sutherlands
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 03:38 AM
Response to Reply #18
19. Why?
I would like to see links or some veriable documentation of why I should be boycotting these stores.
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Keirsey Donating Member (508 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:23 AM
Response to Reply #19
20. links
Edited on Tue Nov-16-04 07:13 AM by Keirsey
Hallmark is privately-held, therefore, no stockholders to influence our way. The Hall's are big Republican donors:

http://www.campaignmoney.com/finance.asp?type=io&cycle=...


Home Depot:

http://www.campaignmoney.com/finance.asp?type=io&cycle=...


Home Depot Inc. Better Government Committee
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/external/apdigpol.ap.org/p...

or http://tinyurl.com/5cw2j

Robert Nardelli, Home Depot CEO

http://www.campaignmoney.com/finance.asp?type=in&cycle=...


edited to add Nardelli



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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:32 AM
Response to Reply #20
22. Links for the other two will be helpful
Sutherland and Lowes

Thanks
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Keirsey Donating Member (508 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:55 AM
Response to Reply #22
24. Sutherland's Lumber
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 09:22 AM
Response to Reply #24
25. Thanks, good website too
One left, Lowes

Anyone have information on Lowes?
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:17 AM
Response to Reply #25
50. Stats for Lowe's-More to Dems
Republicans $8,464 (48.37%)
Democrats $9,036 (51.63%)
Others $0 (0.00%)
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Total $17,500

http://www.followyourmoney.com/cgi-bin/FYM.cgi?p=find_c...
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-05 02:11 PM
Response to Reply #50
101. At this level, Lowe's is effectively non-political.
Basically, contributions under $50K don't make a blip on the radar.

Also, when I followed the money with Lowes, the money went into a PAC but never went out to candidates or issue funding. It's sitting in an escrow account somewhere.
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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:27 AM
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21. Question on Safeway.
According to http://www.followyourmoney.com /

Safeway gives:

Republicans $355 (2.07%)
Democrats $16,812 (97.93%)
Others $0 (0.00%)
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Total $17,167


From their info, Safeway looks good to me. Where did you get your info from to say they are bad? There are so many sites, I'm wondering if they all have the same info or if some are incorrect.
I've been seeing this problem on a lot of companies/services/products and want to know who the reliable sources are.
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:44 AM
Response to Reply #21
23. Safeway belongs on the "good" list
I propose the following:

No one posts on this list, good or bad, without supporting documentation or sources of information. This will eliminate anecdotal experiences and "it looked like it to me" posts.

Open Secrets and several other websites are available with excellent information and easy to find information.

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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:09 PM
Response to Reply #23
63. Correction on Safeway
According to opensecrets.org, Safeway gives 87% to rethugs and 13% to Dems. Move to the bad column. Sorry

http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/contrib.asp?Ind=G...
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:05 PM
Response to Reply #21
28. They were hostile to the strikers last year.
It was hard when the big 3 were all doing the same thing. Between Albertaon's, Safeway, and Kroger, there were very few places left. Brookshire's and Minyard give to Repugs as well.

With groceries, if you don't have a co-op, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or Farmer's Market nearby, it's gonna have to be the least of 4 evils, I think.

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 09:25 AM
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26. Re: UBS America
Edited on Tue Nov-16-04 09:37 AM by Hubert Flottz
Background on some of these businesses, to expose their inter workings and the history of those firms might be useful information to put out about them! When you start digging you might find, that UBS America for Example, is not an American owned investment company at all! You might even find out things like, UBS owns Enron now:

Enron judge OKs UBS buy

<snip>

UBS was selected as the successful bidder for Enron Corp's North American wholesale electricity and natural gas trading business -- its core operations -- last week, after the U.S. company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December.

http://money.cnn.com/2002/01/18/deals/enron_ubs /

Who is UBS???

You and Us. UBS.(You've seen their ads on TV)

Imagine a global financial firm with the heart and soul of a two-person organization. A world-leading wealth management company that sits down with you to understand your needs and goals. An award winning global investment bank and premier global asset management business dedicated to giving you the most personal attention at every level. You and us. Think of it as the most powerful two-person financial firm in the world.

http://www.ubs.com /

So, UBS owns Enron now and plans to start it back up as a giant utility company serving states like California again? What happened to all the money the guys who were running Enron stole, from the customers and investors when Enron crashed? Where did "Kenny Boy" and friends stash all that Enron loot? Where did all that money go? I'd bet it's mostly here:

United Bank of Switzerland(UBS)
Grand Cayman,

http://www.hurricaneimpact.com/UBSwitz.html

I'd even bet that "Kenny Boy", is still making big money off of hidden Enron money on the sly!

**************************************************************

Well we all know about the ties "Kenny Boy" had with Bush, but what about the ties between UBS and Bush?

snip

How a famous American family made its fortune from the Nazis

For the Bush family, it is a lingering nightmare. For their Nazi clients, the Dutch connection was the mother of all money laundering schemes. From 1945 until 1949, one of the lengthiest and, it now appears, most futile interrogations of a Nazi war crimes suspect began in the American Zone of Occupied Germany. Multibillionaire steel magnate Fritz Thyssen-the man whose steel combine was the cold heart of the Nazi war machine-talked and talked and talked to a joint US-UK interrogation team. For four long years, successive teams of inquisitors tried to break Thyssen's simple claim to possess neither foreign bank accounts nor interests in foreign corporations, no assets that might lead to the missing billions in assets of the Third Reich. The inquisitors failed utterly.

Why? Because what the wily Thyssen deposed was, in a sense, true. What the Allied investigators never understood was that they were not asking Thyssen the right question. Thyssen did not need any foreign bank accounts because his family secretly owned an entire chain of banks. He did not have to transfer his Nazi assets at the end of World War II, all he had to do was transfer the ownership documents - stocks, bonds, deeds and trusts--from his bank in Berlin through his bank in Holland to his American friends in New York City: Prescott Bush and Herbert Walker. Thyssen's partners in crime were the father and father-in-law of a future President of the United States.

The allied investigators underestimated Thyssen's reach, his connections, his motives, and his means. The web of financial entities Thyssen helped create in the 1920's remained a mystery for the rest of the twentieth century, an almost perfectly hidden underground sewer pipeline for moving dirty money, money that bankrolled the post-war fortunes not only of the Thyssen industrial empire...but the Bush family as well. It was a secret Fritz Thyssen would take to his grave.

It was a secret that would lead former US intelligence agent William Gowen, now pushing 80, to the very doorstep of the Dutch royal family. The Gowens are no strangers to controversy or nobility. His father was one of President Roosevelt's diplomatic emissaries to Pope Pius XII, leading a futile attempt to persuade the Vatican to denounce Hitler's treatment of Jews. It was his son, William Gowen, who served in Rome after World War II as a Nazi hunter and investigator with the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps. It was Agent Gowen who first discovered the secret Vatican Ratline for smuggling Nazis in 1949. It was also the same William Gowen who began to uncover the secret Dutch pipeline for smuggling Nazi money in 1999. (Much more on the Thyssen family and UBS)...

http://globalresearch.ca/articles/LOF209A.html

Bush/Thyssen/Hitler

The Hitler Project

Bush Property Seized--Trading with the Enemy

http://www.tarpley.net/bush2.htm

So, UBS made money from the use of slave labor several times over the past 100 years and is still probably doing it today!

You might also add some foreign companies like BAYER to you list!

Bayer, Hoechst AG, IG Farben and Nazi Germany

http://www.thegreatboycott.net/bayer.html

http://www.corporatewatch.org/genetics/bayer.htm

This "beast" you are out to "starve" is a many headed beast! This beast is worldwide and is very well established!



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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 02:31 PM
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29. A list from Cobalt Violet:
These are Grocery Manufacture of America Member Companies and GMA gives 90% of all their political contributions to Republicans!





ACH Food Companies
Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc.
Alberto-Culver Company
Alcoa Consumer Products Company
Allen Canning Company
Allied Domecq QSR
Altria Group Inc.
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland

B&G Foods Inc.
Barilla America, Inc.
Basic American, Inc.
Bimbo Bakeries, U.S.A.
Birds Eye Foods
Blue Diamond Growers
Brach's Confections
Bruce Foods Corporation
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Bush Brothers & Company

C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages
Campbell Soup Company
Cargill Inc.
Carvel Corporation
Chicken of the Sea International
Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
Church & Dwight Company, Inc.
Clorox Company, The
Coca-Cola Company, The
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Comag Marketing Group, LLC
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Continental Mills Inc.
Coors Brewing Company

Daisy Brand, Inc.
Dannon Company, Inc.,The
Dean Foods Company
Del Monte Foods
Del Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dial Corporation,The
Diamond of California
Dole Packaged Foods Company
Domino Foods Inc.
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream

E. & J. Gallo Winery
Energizer

Fairmount Food Group
Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company
Fleischmann's Yeast
Flowers Foods

General Mills, Inc.
George Weston Bakeries, Inc.
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Gillette Company,The
Golden Stream Quality Foods

H. J. Heinz Company
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hershey Foods Corporation
Hormel Foods Corporation

International Multifoods

J. Benton Furrow Winery
J. M. Smucker Company,The
Jarden Corporation, Alltrista Consumer Products
Johnson & Johnson
Johnsonville Sausages, LLC

Kellogg Company
Kikkoman Foods
Krispy kreme Doughnut Corporation

Lance, Inc.
Land O' Lakes, Inc.

Mariani Packing Company, Inc.
Marine Harvest USA, Inc.
Mars, Incorporated
McCain Foods USA
McCormick & Company, Inc.
McIlhenny Company
McKee Foods Corporation
Melitta USA
Merisant Company
Miller Brewing Company
Morton Salt
The Musco Family Olive Co.

Nestl USA
Nestl Waters North America, Inc.
Novartis Consumer Health North America

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
OSEM Group of Companies
Owens-Illinois, Inc.

PepsiCo, Inc.
Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., The
Pfizer, Inc.
Pharmavite, LLC
Playtex Products, Inc.
Plochman, Inc.
Procter & Gamble Company,The

Reckitt Benckiser plc
Reily Foods Company
Rich Products Corporation
Richelieu Foods
Rosina Food Products, Inc.
Ross Products Division Abbott Laboratories, Inc.

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Sara Lee Corporation
The Schwan Food Company
Signature Brands, LLC
Solo Cup Company
Specialty Brands
Steuben Foods, Inc.

Tasty Baking Company
Tetley USA, Inc.
Time, Inc.
Tone Brothers, Inc.

Unilever Bestfoods
UST, Inc.

Ventura Foods, LLC

Welch Foods, Inc.
Williams Foods, Inc.
Wise Foods, Inc.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Yofarm Company, The


Link to company website and members websites:

http://www.gmabrands.com/membercos/membercos.cfm
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #29
32. I hate to keep tearing up these lists
but it is imporant to be accurate.

These are companies that belong to GMA, not the GMA PAC that gives to repugs. Some of these companies contribute more to Democrats than to Republicans. It is not only unfair to place them on a boycott list, it makes us look like we don't know what we are doing.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #32
35. Yes, important to differentiate. Gallo gives to Dems,
as I'm sure the others do too.

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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 06:28 AM
Response to Reply #35
52. I can't find Gallo unless it's under Sara Lee
According to this website, Sara Lee does not give political contributions.

Products:

A La Francaise, Alfaro's, Amando, Aoste, Ball Park, Baton de Berger, Benenuts, Best's Kosher, Bimbo, Bistro, Bon Gateaux, Bony, Break Cake, Briar St. Market, Bryan, Calixte, Caperucita, Chef Pierre, Cochonou, Colonial, Cornby, Country Hearth, CroustiPte, D'Italiano, Dacor, Deli d'Italia, Deli Select, Duby, Duyvis Belgium, Duyvis Netherlands, Earth Grains, Galileo, Gallo Salame, Grandma Sycamore's, Grant's Farm, Happy Trails, Healthy Choice, Heiner's, Hillshire Farm, Holsum, Hygrade, Imperial, IronKids, Jimmy Dean, Justin Bridou, Kahn's, Kern's, King Cotton, Kir, Kir D'Pavo, Lassie, Madame Brioche, Marcassou, Martinez, Master, Merico, Milton's, Mother's, Mr. Pita, Mr. Turkey, Natreen, Natrena, Nobre, Old Home, Ortiz, Peperami, Picnic, Prairie Belt, R.B. Rice, Rainbo, Redding French Bakery, Roman Meal, Rudy's Farm, San Luis Sourdough, Sara Lee, Sara Lee Australia, Sara Lee Carver's Collection, Seitz, Semilla de Oro, Silueta, Sinai 48, Smoky Hollow, State Fair, Stegeman, Sunbeam, Sunmaid, Sweet Sue, Taystee, Tigerton, Trail's Best, Universal Foods, Walter, West Virginia Brand, Zwan, Zwancito, Bravo, Caboclo, Caf do Ponto, Caf Pilo, Cafitesse, Chase & Sanborn, Chat Noir, Chock full o' Nuts, Chock full o'Nuts Cafe, Continental, DE Belgium, DE Belgium - Chaleur Pour Tous, DE Belgium - Mobile Coffee, DE Caf Netherlands, DE Czech Republic, DE Hungary, DE Netherlands, DE Netherlands Company, DE United Kingdom, Douwe Egberts, Friele, Geschenkenwinkel, Harris, Hills Brothers, Hornimans, Jacqmotte, Kanis & Gunnink, Koffie Corners, Krone, Maison du Caf, Marcilla, Merrild Denmark, Merrild Sweden, MJB, Moccona, Paradise Ice Tea, Piazza d'Oro, Pickwick De Kracht Van Thee, Pickwick Hungary, Pickwick Netherlands, Prima Niebieska, Santora, Sara Lee Export, Seleto, Senseo, Senseo Belgium, Senseo Denmark, Senseo France, Senseo Germany, Senseo Netherlands, Soley, Sueos de Oro, Superior, Superior Coffee Shop, Unio, Van Nelle, Wechsler, Aristoc, Bali, Bali Company, barely there, Beefy-T, Berlei, Champion, Champion Canada, Champion Catalog, Champion for Women, Chantal Thomass, Chesterfield, Daisyfresh, Dim, DKNY, Donna Karan Hosiery, Duofold, Elbeo, Fila, Hanes, Hanes 2 U, Hanes Her Way, Hanes Hosiery, Hanes Printables, Hanes Sport, Hanes Too, J.E. Morgan, Just My Size, Just My Size Shop, Kendall, L'eggs, Lovable, Nur Die, Ocean, Omero, One Hanes Place, Outer Banks Direct, Outer Banks Shirts, Playtex, Playtex France, Playtex Germany, Playtex Italy, Playtex United Kingdom, Polo Ralph Lauren, Pretty Polly, Rinbros, Ritmo, Sara Lee Branded Apparel Italy, She Bear, Sol, Sol y Oro, Spanel, Starter, Stedman by Hanes, Teens by Hanes, Tensor, Unno, Wonderbra, Wonderbra United Kingdom, Zorba, Abanderado, Air, Aristoc, Bear, Bellinda, Bi, Cacharel, Celebrity, Courtaulds Ebrands, Edoo, Gossard, Inner Self, LHBP Outlet, Princesa, Ambi, Aqua Velva, Badedas, Block & White, Brylcreem, Delial, Duschdas, Eskinol, Eva, Glysolid, Matey, Miss, Monsavon, Odorex, Phebo, Radox, S3, Sanex, She, Status, Williams, Ambi Pur, Bama, Golden Rooster, Kiwi, Meltonian, Tana, Bloom, Catch, Chemotox, Cruz+Verde, Cucal, Goodknight, Hit, Jet, Polil, Pyrel, Ridsect, Spira, Vapona

http://www.followyourmoney.com/cgi-bin/FYM.cgi?p=find_c...
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:39 PM
Response to Reply #52
68. Still good, but a correction
http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/contrib.asp?Ind=G...

Sara Lee 64% to Democrats and 36% to repugs.
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #35
69. Found Gallo Mostly gives to Dems
Gallo Wine- 93% to Dems and 7% to rethugs

http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/contrib.asp?ind=N...
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david_vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 03:19 PM
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33. Barnett Bank
Barnett Bank financed the subversion of election laws in Sarasota County in order to sway the vote on a ballot measure. They are evil motherfuckers. How do I know? I was there.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:08 PM
Response to Reply #33
34. Barnett Bank was bought out by NationsBank in 1998
and NationsBank was bought out by BankAmerica shortly thereafter.
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ceusi Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 07:54 PM
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40. When all of the options look rotten
Some catagories just have strong republican supporters. So I'm going to do my own second criteria review on those.

For me, this isn't totally about who they voted for. (am I opening a huge can of worms here?) I have a vision of the society I want to live in and what I want to leave my kids.

So, I'm looking for local, not multinational, and if they pay living wages and provide healthcare. If they do that without the government having to force them to, then I'm willing to consider giving them my money. This includes the environment and lots of other stuff.

I think most of these businesses will lean liberal, just because.

We have local groceries and a co-op, so I can avoid Safeway who is trying to back-pedal on wages and healthcare. And we just joined Costco, which is huge, because of their employment practices.
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 04:38 AM
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44. We need to redefine our goals
and stay within them for the purposes of our group.

I was hoping to get a strong consensus for boycotting a dozen or two companies that donate huge amounts of money to rethugs and use that money to influenc legislation against our interests; using labor and environmental practices as a secondary factor. This is beginning to look like a vendetta against any big business. We need to reward the good companies, as well as boycott the bad ones.

Of course we buy locally, but do we buy locally from rethug contributors?

Another goal is to live frugally and buy as little as possible.

No one is forcing anyone to do anything. But check out the goals of this group.


Welcome to DU, Ceusi
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 09:22 AM
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54. In view of some of the criteria pointed out here..........
Edited on Wed Nov-17-04 09:25 AM by lpbk2713
I'm going to delete a suggestion I made above. I know this company's upper management philosophy leans toward the right but after doing some research I found that their monetary contributions usually are fairly close to the even mark between the two major parties, even though the edge has always been toward the repub side.

Ed: Woops, never mind. After hitting the "edit" box in that post I got a message that said I can't do it because too much time had gone by.
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Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 03:52 AM
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41. The big dogs boycott list
Edited on Wed Nov-17-04 03:59 AM by Titian
GE,Coca Cola, Mcdonalds, CitiBank, SunTrust Bank, AOL Time Warner,Apple,AT&T, AT&T Wireless Services,Bank of America,Bank of America Corp. PAC of Florida,BMW,Bayer,Boeing, Bayer,Cable and Wireless,CapNet,Cisco Systems Inc.,Comcast,Compaq Computer,Corning Incorporated,Covad,Daimler Chrysler, Dell Computer Corporation, Walt Disney Co, EDS Corp., El Paso, Exxon Mobil Corp. Co,,Fannie Mae, Fidelity Inve, First Union Corp,Florida Power and Light,Gateway, Inc.,General Motors Corp.Home Depot,Hewlett Packard Co.,Intel Corp,Intuit,IBM, Lockheed Martin Corp.,Lotus Development
Corporation,Lucent Technologies,MCI WorldCom Corp,Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.,Microsoft Corp,Napster,Netscape Communications,Novell, Inc.,Oracle Corp.,PepsiCo, Inc.,Pfizer, Inc.,Philip Morris,IQwest Communications International, Inc.,Riggs Bank, N.A.,Rolls-Royce North America Inc., Shell Oil Co.,Silicon Graphics/SGI,Sony Electronics, Inc. ,Sun Microsystems,Technology Network,Texas Instruments,Verlslgn/IVetworK Solutions, Inc,Viacom Inc.,Vivendi Universal ,VoiceStream Wireless Corp.,Xerox Corp,Global Crossing
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 04:15 AM
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42. Sources and links, please
Bank of America gives to Democrats; Florida Power and Light is not an option to boycott, unless you are willing to forgo electricity, I still have not received any verification on why IBM is on this list, their employees give generously to Dems, etc. etc.

I don't think that it is up to us to second guess. If you put forward the premise that a particular company should be boycotted, please give us some FACTS to go with it.
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Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 12:59 PM
Response to Reply #42
57. Re: The big dogs boycott list
Edited on Wed Nov-17-04 01:39 PM by Titian
This is a very brief list I created of lobby firms and their clients to boycott which I created from this source. http://www.atr.org/kstreet / The K street lobby industry and all the clients they use to manipulate our laws should be boycotted.

As I see it see it a firm should still be boycotted even if they give to the Dems if they give to Republicans as well. ___________________________________________________

The K Street Project is a report tracing the political affiliation, employment background and political donations of members of Washington's premier lobbying firms, trade associations and high-tech companies.


The report* compiles Federal Election Commissions filings for each individual's political contributions to candidates, parties and political action committees which are overwhelmingly partisan.


ATR currently compiles the K-Street Project for Trade Associations, Law/Lobbying Firms and Corporations. Click on the links below to access industry-specific data.


http://www.atr.org/kstreet/
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 01:45 PM
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58. This adds a dimension to the boycott
that wasn't there before and I'm not really interested in "going there." Many of the lobbyists are for progressive causes, Democrats, and others that don't particularly raise my hackles very much. I happen to support a few good PACs and lobbyists mayself. It all depends on what they are lobbying for. But I'll have to leave that to others to decide. I will not, myself, engage in any boycott that results from this list, which is also outdated.

It is difficult enough just verifying contributions to repugs, without branching out to lobbying and companies that give less than 50% to repugs. If you want this boycott to fail, just make it so onerous that no one can participate in it.
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Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:03 PM
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61. Re: This adds a dimension to the boycott
I actually lived in DC for a few years. And K Street and the lobby industry was the last place I would go to find others in the progressive community.

Can you name this 50% or more from the K Street lobby industry that just work on progressive causes? And also what progressive causes they lobby for?
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:17 PM
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65. I don't want to turn this into a discussion on lobbying.
I just don't want to get into that realm. You can start another group that works in the lobbying arena. I just don't see how we have the time and energy to expand this group into that area. It's a good issue, but please not here. If you go through the posts here you will see that I have already made some errors in my research on contributions, based on incorrect data from some websites.
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 04:15 AM
Response to Reply #41
43. self deleted dupe
Edited on Wed Nov-17-04 04:16 AM by sherilocks
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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 09:27 AM
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55. Publix Grocery stores and Piggly Wiggly
Edited on Wed Nov-17-04 09:34 AM by kayell
*sigh* about Publix (major southern grocery chain) but they are one of the biggest grocery political contributors and 97% listed going for republicans.

Off to do more adjusting of my shopping. I'm spending time looking at my whole diet and how I can make adjustments - this looks to be the most major area I can change since it is my largest expense after housing and utilities. For those with similar interests, here is most of my strategy http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
The rest mostly consists of choosing less environmentally damaging foodstuffs, ie eating as close to basic, unprocessed food stuffs as possible, plant foods almost entirely (must return to veganism), and eating organic or responsibly IPM farmed foods.

Added: Link to major food store political contributors:
http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/contrib.asp?Ind=G...



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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 01:51 PM
Response to Reply #55
59. Thanks Kayell for the list
I trust Open Secrets the most when it comes to reporting contributions, so I have to go with it. But take Safeway, for instance, why are the completely opposite numbers coming from on another website? Bye bye, Safeway. Hello, Opensecrets.org.
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:00 PM
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60. I just cruised through a few more industries on
Open Secrets and found many more errors in my previous posts. Fortunately, few were serious enough for corrections. However, move into the good column Hewlitt Packard and yes, my favorite cold cuts. Boar's Head gives 100% to Democrats.

I know how to do screen-shots, but not how to get them posted here. What I think I will do is just go through and get the screen shots of all the pertinent industries, if someone can help me get them posted here.
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mulderig Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:17 PM
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64. Wait A Minute!!!!!!!!
There has to be some structure to this, I see many companies on these list who actually give more to Dems than to Repugs! ie. Viacom

Let's make a simple rule:

1. ONLY post a company who donatea >= 55% to the Repugs

That way we are not defeating the purpose of our list.

Mary.
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #64
66. I agree
That's a simple solution. I'm also having problems with conflicting data from different websites. So could we try to limit our research to opensecrets.org. They are the most reliable. Thanks, Mulderig
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Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 03:40 PM
Response to Reply #64
70. Re: Wait A Minute!!!!!!!!
Edited on Wed Nov-17-04 03:54 PM by Titian
Check out this article on Viacom. Does not this article describe why the Republicans call us Dems flip floppers? He gives all his money to Dems then says "but from a Viacom standpoint, the election of a Republican administration is a better deal. Because the Republican administration has stood for many things we believe in,..."

Top Executives at Viacom, Parent of CBS, Support Kerry
By Robert B. Bluey
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
September 24, 2004

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=%5CNation%5C...

(CNSNews.com) - Two top executives at media giant Viacom, which owns CBS, have given money to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign and are supporting other liberal Democrats this year.

Sumner Redstone, the 81-year-old chairman and chief executive of Viacom, and one of his top lieutenants, Tom Freston, the corporation's co-president, have each given Kerry the maximum $2,000 donation allowed under the law.

"I don't want to denigrate Kerry," Redstone said, "but from a Viacom standpoint, the election of a Republican administration is a better deal. Because the Republican administration has stood for many things we believe in, deregulation and so on. The Democrats are not bad people. ... But from a Viacom standpoint, we believe the election of a Republican administration is better for our company."

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=%5CNation%5C...
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mulderig Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #70
71. That's a valid point
I was just looking at the financial criteria. To be candid, I don't think I personally base a boycott on one person's statement regarding which way he was going to vote.

That said, you do bring up a very good point. I think it would be a good idea to include companies that do not have dem friendly policies, ie. toward the environment, employees, unions etc. etc.

Perhaps we can work out a list of what these criteria should be. I have already sorted the companies into a group (just based on their financial contributions ie. those who donated between 55-100% of their financial contributions to the Repug's regardless of the size of the amount). I also think listing their products and suggested alternatives is a good idea.

I will get cracking on a database.

For the moment here is the top 20:

Rank Company Amount Percent
1 Tasty Baking Company $16,075 100.00%
2 Wellman, Inc. $10,000 100.00%
3 California Water Service Group $7,700 100.00%
4 Haemonetics Corporation $2,700 100.00%
5 Waypoint Financial Corp. $2,600 100.00%
6 American Bank Inc $1,100 100.00%
7 Star Scientific, Inc. $500 100.00%
8 Valhi, Inc. $300 100.00%
9 Woodward Governor Company $100 100.00%
10 Cooper Industries, Ltd. $803,194 99.78%
11 Dana Corporation $53,865 99.75%
12 Marshall & Ilsley Corporation $39,858 99.65%
13 UNOVA, Inc. $61,501 99.56%
14 Overnite Corporation $128,508 99.51%
15 Carpenter Technology Corporation $38,740 99.33%
16 Ameritrade Holding Corporation $6,953 99.33%
17 Frontier Oil Corporation $24,813 99.25%
18 Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. $4,910 98.85%
19 Salem Communications Corporation $225,378 98.74%
20 McCormick & Company, Incorporated $6,799 98.53%
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sherilocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #71
72. Please, let's just leave it at financial considerations
When all is more organized, we can add comments and links to adverse actions on the part of the company involved. We will be here a year from now with nothing to show if we add more criteria now.

BAD: any company that gives more than 55% to the thugs.

It's so simple and doable. Why make it hard. This way I can just write to the company and say "according www.opensecrets.org you contributed xxx% of money to rethugs and I'm not buying your product." Period, ended. No problem, no mistakes.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 03:51 AM
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74. Fruit of the Loom
They're a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary and I have no clue what thier political donations are like. I just know that they are suing a work-at-home mom who sews cloth diapers. Why? Apparently they feel that Wonderoos (her brand name- Wonder for Wonderful and Roos because they have a pocket) is too close to Underoos (thier children's underpants)dispite the fact that the products do not compete and her item is marketed via the internet while thiers is in brick and mortar stores. Not only do they want her to change her product's name, they also want a portion of her earnings for the entire time she's used that name. As a small business (really small, it's just her as far as I know) she can't afford the 50K or so it would take to fight them, even though the law is on her side.

So if you need some single-sized pocket style cloth diapers, talk to Jessica at wonderoos.com and if you need some underpants steer clear of Fruit of the Loom, okay? Thanks! :)
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 03:47 PM
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78. Anyone here have Western Wireless? Or Cellular One?
Evil to the Core.

I was researching fundrace.org today, and the CEOs and a couple of big execs gave $25,000 each to the RNC and $2000 apiece to The Chimp.

It'll appear on the Progressive Pages within a day or so.

Time to change service!
FSC
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mulderig Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 11:22 PM
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80. kick
:kick:
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 01:20 PM
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81. Maglite flashlights: Owner/President is Bu$h, RNC Donor
This is too bad. He did, however, donate to Joe Baca, who is a Dem. This is a tough one because maglites are Made in America, and IMO are an excellent high quality product. Ouch.

MAGLICA, ANTHONY
ONTARIO,CA 91761
MAG INSTRUMENT INC./BUSINESS OWNER
9/23/2004
$2,000
Baca, Joe

MAGLICA, ANTHONY MR
ONTARIO,CA 91761
11/25/2003
$1,000
Republican National Cmte

MAGLICA, ANTHONY MR
ONTARIO,CA 91761
5/12/2004
$1,000
Republican National Cmte

MAGLICA, ANTHONY MR
ONTARIO,CA 91761
MAG INSTRUMENT INC./PRESIDENT/OWNER
12/1/2003
$1,000
Bush, George W

MAGLICA, ANTHONY MR
ONTARIO,CA 91761
MAG INSTRUMENT INC./PRESIDENT/OWNER
5/18/2004
$1,000
Bush, George W

http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/search.asp?txtName=ma...
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 05:06 PM
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82. demopedia is the perfect spot for all this info
let me know how I can help and do some of the entry this weekend?
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #82
83. How about helping us at the Progressive Pages?
We've really been working our butts off with very little help. We could use those entries too.

FSC
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 03:09 PM
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84. i have no idea how to help, but am willing to learn
:shrug:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 03:38 PM
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85. Here is my post on the easiest way to do stuff....
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Find a business you want to add (something near you maybe. It can be Dem or Repub, we just want to know about them so we can rate them...). (Near you, we have Basha's and I think, a liquor store, but not much else)

Go to the Progressive Pages link to enter information in the proper area. Sapphocrat checks everything over before she adds it, so if it's in the wrong place, don't worry. She'll correct it.

http://www.globalblogs.com/progressivepages/index.html

Just keep entering places you know about or hear about that are extra good or extra bad. We always need more clothing stores, grocery stores, local merchants like plumbers, electrical, and so on...and restaurants... (hint here: do you know where the candidates' followers were allowed to have their local meetups? That's a happy face and a star for the management. Look for stuff like that. Or try to remember any candidates' signs out front.

Or do a fundrace.org lookup for your zipcode and some of those near you (http://www.fundrace.org/neighbors.php ). All these will help us cover Arizona. We don't have much there yet.

Thanks Az!
FSC

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 07:25 PM
Response to Reply #85
86. have you looked at demopedia? will it have to ba all re keyed in
or is there a global upload we can use from PP???
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 10:07 PM
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87. I've been looking at Demopedia and IMO
it's not as well suited to our task here as the Progressive Pages are. Demopedia is really more suitable to encyclopedia style entries, research for articles, etc. It's so very freeform that our information would get mixed in with others. Also it requires that people write articles rather than simply enter the information in the limited fields.

Have you had a chance to look at the Progressive Pages? It's really great, very well suited to our purposes. It's almost like a phone book format.. After an entry is made, people can rate the companies and there's a red/blue meter graphic that shows up. I don't think we should move the data over to Demopedia, because I think our information would get lost in the more general information and other political types of research over there. That's just my two cents... :)
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 09:02 AM
Response to Reply #86
88. Please see crispini's post.
The Progressive Pages is solely a buying guide, and Demopedia is more of an encyclopedia.

Some of the larger businesses (such as Clear Channel) will be included, I'm sure, but PP includes ALL types of businesses, large AND small, and rates them according to their sympathies.

We have been working on this for over a month or two, and we really want to keep our original focus and data going. I don't simply want to be swallowed up by Demopedia. Although our goals are similar, they are not the same.

FSC
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 12:20 PM
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90. I nearly forgot Snapple
a major sponsor of Rush Limbaugh!
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 01:44 PM
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91. My website's boycott list
I recently added a boycott list to the website I run. It lists companies both good and bad and is categorized by industry for easier reference. It can be found here: http://www.newsmutiny.com/18/boycott_list.htm

another good page I've seen is Starve the Beast:
http://ideamouth.com/starvethebeast.htm

boy, life would be so much easier if I didnt have a brain...
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 07:11 PM
Response to Reply #91
103. 7-Eleven does sell Citgo gas...
I wouldn't call them bad. Certainly better getting gas there than at Shell Oil, which is split between Choosetheblue.org and buyblue.org on whether they are red or blue. Hess on the east coast is also a good blue gasoline company too that is missing here.

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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 05:55 PM
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92. Staples
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 11:06 PM
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93. Bad link nt
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Angry Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 10:56 AM
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100. and Office Max...
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 07:01 PM
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102. Staples DID pull their ads from Sinclair stations in protest...
After the Sinclair folks were trying to push the Swift-boat style docs on us around election timeframe and the Nightline reading of the fallen soldiers' names mess too.

So whether or not they have Rethug donors, they still did the right thing when it came to that action. So I'm neutral on that. If you do shop there, make sure you let someone know that the reason why you did was because of their choice to do the right thing there. Hopefully if enough of us communicate that sort of message, they'll do more of that sort of thing in the future.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 11:54 AM
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94. Amwaty and Alticor are the same
Amway changed its name to Alticor a few years ago.
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 01:03 AM
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95. Macy's and PBS
Macy's because of their obnoxious screens showing ONly FOXNEWS or WH Produced videos

PBS As long at they are catering to the rw under Tomlinson.
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Mich Otter Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-05 10:45 PM
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96. A great source for info...
Here is a great source for info about the companies that working to lower the standard of living for people everywhere;
http://www.unionlabel.org /
Be sure to read the newsletter which comes out every other month.
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-18-05 12:48 PM
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97. no more Dean Koontz


getting preachy
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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 03:23 PM
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98. Auntie Annie's Pretzels, and Anthropologie
Edited on Thu Oct-27-05 03:34 PM by ehrnst
They support organizations that oppose reproductive rights. Edited to add: I worked at a major women's organization, and while we were not allowed to publicize any sort of list, we had sources that told us about these two corporations.

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