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Jamel Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:06 AM
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BOYCOTT KOCH PRODUCTS
Alan Grayson stated yesterday on Stephanie Miller's show that the Koch brothers have poured alot of money into his opponents campaign this week. Let's fight back against them.

From Daily Kos:

This will be short but sweet. It has been well-documented as to the creepy and anti-progressive policies that the Koch brothers support. Their major holdings are very difficult to boycott -- other than the promotion of clean energy and environmental laws, you may be stuck buying their energy products, directly or indirectly. However, they do produce some consumer products that you should put to memory to NEVER purchase again.

They are below the fold:

geebeebee's diary :: ::
(Georgia-Pacific products)

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft 'n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins
Georgia-Pacific paper products and envelopes
All Georgia-Pacific lumber and building products *more detailed list below*

(INVISTA Products)*more below*

Lycra
Stainmaster Carpet

Thank you for your attention.

Thanks to RhodaA for the quote of the Think Progress article that provides a good synopsis of the Kochs' influence and activities:

This morning, the New Yorkers Jane Mayer published an explosive investigative piece detailing the role of the Koch family in orchestrating not only the Tea Party movement, but much of the modern right-wing infrastructure. The brothers David and Charles Koch, heirs to the oil and chemical conglomerate Koch Industries, have founded or funded dozens of conservative or libertarian publications, think tanks, and attack groups. Their father, Fred Koch, similarly fueled the paranoid right-wing movements of the fifties and sixties through his financing of the John Birch Society.

Mayers piece builds off the original reporting conducted by ThinkProgress since the very beginning of the Tea Party movement. Heres a review of what weve reported :

ThinkProgress reported how a variety of right-wing fronts supported by the Koch family and its political deputies not only helped overturn nearly a hundred years in campaign finance law in the Supreme Courts Citizens United ruling, but also is lobbying aggressively against the DISCLOSE Act, which would provide transparency into the campaign spending for plutocrats like the Koch family.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/8/24/895947/-Boy...
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The_Commonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:28 AM
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1. You know, those household products...
...probably account for about 1 percent of their profits.
Here's where the REAL profits come from:

http://www.kochind.com/IndustryAreas/default.asp

This boycott is little more than a feel-good thing.
Better than nothing, I suppose.
And for what it's worth, I don't use any of the items listed.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:13 AM
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2. Wouldn't you know many of their products are toilet paper?
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wookie72 Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 09:39 AM
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3. Are they the same Koch who distributes CDs? nt
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