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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 10:50 PM
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The following products are made by Koch Industries
The following consumer products are manufactured by Koch Industries:

Fabrics:
  • Lycra Fiber
  • Coolmax Fabrics


Georgia-Pacific paper and wood products:
  • Quilted Northern toilet paper
  • Angel Soft toilet paper
  • Soft 'n' Gentle toilet paper
  • Mardi Gras toilet paper
  • Vanity Fair paper plate and napkins
  • Brawny paper towels
  • Dixie cups
  • Plytanium plywood


If you're buying any of these consumer products, you're wrong.

Koch Industries also manufactures other products. Please check their website and see if your business runs afoul of American social progress by supporting corporate fascism.

Let's boycott these Birch-backgrounded bastards
into bankruptcy

Thank you.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 10:55 PM
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1. Great - I can boycott
all their products without even breaking a sweat.

The only thing I find problematic is fabric. Can't take the Lycra outta the undies. :evilgrin:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:11 PM
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8. Or Spandex out of my shapewear!! nt
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 10:56 PM
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2. Mardi Gras toilet paper?
seriously? There is a toilet paper named Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras toilet paper! Makes every shit a party!
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 10:58 PM
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3. lol
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Oak2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:02 PM
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4. Yeah, but watch out
Edited on Fri Feb-25-11 11:03 PM by Oak2004
for that string of beads. :D
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:12 PM
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10. Bwah! nt
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 12:25 AM
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19. Your nic fits you, Mz Pip LOL
DUzy Award!
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:07 PM
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5. Won't buy any of those paper products...
The only ones in my home, right now, are Vanity Fair paper napkins and Dixie cups and I won't buy them again! And I might have some Coolmax fabric in some of my bicycle pants and shirts. They're made from some sort of cool technology fabric, in any case. I'll start paying attention to those labels to avoid the Coolmax brand.

But everything made with Lycra lines Koch pockets? Geez Louise! I'm going to need to think about how to get around that one. A lot of cotton blends are composed of a small percentage of spandex, and I think Lycra is a brand of spandex. And what about vehicle or furniture upholstery? Hitting Koch in the paper products is a cinch but the Lycra thing is going to be tougher.

Anyway, thanks for the list! :thumbsup:
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 12:02 AM
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14. I can't process my body temp in humidity
Cool-max literally enables me to function in hot humid maryland misery.My body is a furnace.The sweat will not wick off my body like other people seem to do in summer. I get overheated easy& fast,if it's humid it's even worse. I consider it too hot weather at 82 degrees if it's at all humid. I don't have health issues causing it,I go to an endrocrinologist doc..I despise humidity and I just hate and dread the summer.Summer is hell on earth for me.I use fans and AC in the summer. The fan keeps the air moving so I don't have to crank up the AC and freeze my roommates.In my room I sleep with a fan on because I can get hot so easy and it wakes me up. Ever since I used the fan I don't get so hot at night.
If there is another brand of heat/sweat wicking material that does the same thing as cool-max ..lemme know.I'll get it instead if it's cheap enough and available.I have a few cool max shirts and shorts,I love them. I get them at Gabriel bros,cause they get really nice stuff,sell it wayyy cheaper than sports stores or wherever else you can get cool-max.
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 12:10 AM
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17. It's easy to find a substitute for the paper products,
but I have some cool max shorts and a lot of cotton knits that contain a little lycra.

I hate the heat, live in Maryland, and use a fan in addition to the AC. I'm going for a de-humidifier this summer.

Summer is my least favorite time here. I keep thinking about the nice cool place by Lake Michigan where I grew up.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:07 PM
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6. Let's K and R this....
people have gotta stop buying this Koch crap.

Aldi's has great alternatives. Cheaper, too. Love their paper towels and TP. And I've been using cloth napkins for meals. Oh, hell, who am I kidding. I just like eating over the kitchen sink!!!!
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:08 PM
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7. Does Koch Have a Monopoly on Wicking Fabric?
* Lycra Fiber
* Coolmax Fabrics


So much for cycling jerseys and shorts, and other exercise wear.
Does any of it NOT use Lycra or Coolmax?

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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:11 PM
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9. Thanks, I just printed out the list
It is good to know.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:12 PM
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11. Hmmm. I guess Wichita State University is off limits here also!
http://www.kochcareers.com/default2.asp?Section=Quick%2...

I figured he was a good friend of the York family.

:shrug:

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guruoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:26 PM
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12. Pretty safe bet that they private label products for others....
Edited on Fri Feb-25-11 11:31 PM by guruoo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_label

'Private label products or services are typically those manufactured or provided by one company for offer under another company's brand. Private label goods and services are available in a wide range of industries from food to cosmetics to web hosting. They are often positioned as lower cost alternatives to regional, national or international brands, although recently some private label brands have been positioned as "premium" brands to compete with existing "name" brands.'
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:11 PM
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42. I've been wondering about that, too. I buy paper products and the like at Aldi,
which is all private label. I should probably start buying brand names that are clearly not Koch products.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:38 PM
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13. You could always sent back the defective toilet paper....it was used.
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 12:05 AM
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15. Why do those Krotch rot brothers have to make cool max...
Dammit! Cool-max literally enables me to function in that hot humid Maryland misery called summer.My body is a furnace.The sweat will not wick off my body like other people seems to . I am temperature sensitive, in the warmth direction,if it's humid it's even worse. I consider it too hot weather at 82 degrees if it's at all humid. I don't have health issues causing it,I go to an endocrinologist doc..I despise humidity and I just hate and dread the summer.Summer is hell on earth for me.I use fans and AC in the summer. The fan keeps the air moving so I don't have to crank up the AC and freeze my roommates.In my room I sleep with a fan on because I can get hot so easy and it wakes me up. Ever since I used the fan I don't get so hot at night.
If there is another brand of heat/sweat wicking material that does the same thing as cool-max ..lemme know.I'll get it instead if it's cheap enough and available.I have a few cool max shirts and shorts,I love them. I get them at Gabriel bros,cause they get really nice stuff,sell it wayyy cheaper than sports stores or wherever else you can get cool-max.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 04:39 PM
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38. A good alternative is fabrics that have bamboo fibers in them.
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 04:41 PM by bluestate10
I am not a shill for bamboo, but my research has caused me to become a big admirer. Staying cool involves a fabric taking sweat from a person's body and allowing the sweat to evaporate. The evaporation cools a person down. Bamboo fiber has a number of times the moisture wicking capacity of cotton and compares favorably to technical fabrics like Coolmax. The big limitation of bamboo is that the companies making products from it are small and, some other than having the right material, are sadly grossly unimaginative in terms of clothing styling and product design. Most are comfortable working in the highly sophisticated environmentalist space and don't appear capable seeing the enormous potential of bamboo fabrics in every day clothing. BTW, bamboo fabric resists odor, a big plus for those that release lots of moisture from their bodies.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:15 PM
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43. Fox River socks makes some fabric using corn which is good, too.
One can argue the advisability of using a food product in this way (as one can about ethanol, as well), but it isn't Coolmax, and it does wick moisture well.

http://www.foxsox.com/Events/newsItem.aspx?id=4
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 12:06 AM
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16. I don't use any of them but I will spread the word.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 12:13 AM
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18. We'll buy '7th Generation' TP and paper towels
Thanks!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 01:40 AM
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20. I'm going to take a shower
:kick:
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:30 AM
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21. k&r
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:42 AM
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22. Thanks for posting!
Would it not be a good idea to email Georgia Pacific and let them know that one will no longer be buying their products.

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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 10:42 AM
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23. Get this back where everybody can see it . . .
:bounce:
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 12:37 PM
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24. To the top, again
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 12:40 PM
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25. and....again.....
and again
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 01:16 PM
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26. Keep those cards and letters coming in, folks.
!!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:09 PM
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27. !!
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:18 PM
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28. More Koch information and companies.
The company website address is "http://www.kochind.com /"

Factoids:
Koch carries a lot of public debt via it's acquisition of Georgia-Pacific. Since the debt is public, the bonds can be purchased by unfriendly hands, forcing the Kochs' to spend company funds to get control of the bonds.

The two problem Koch brothers are at war with one brother in particular, Bill Koch. Bill is trying to get Charles incriminated for stealing oil from Indian tribes and the government. Call your representatives to help Bill out. A brother Freddie sides with Bill, but is not as actively involved in the fight.

Please boycott products by the following Koch affiliated companies:

Invista - Makes Lycra and Stainmaster Carpets and other former Dupont company fabrics.

Georgia-Pacific - Makes a range of consumer paper products. This is one company where an effective boycott can deal a damaging blow to the Kochs. GP is heavily in debt AND, GP has a goal to downgrade non-consumer product lines and focus more of it's sales on consumer products - fuck that goal up for GP.

Flint-Hill Resources

Koch Pipeline

Koch Petroleum Group

Koch Fertilizer

Koch Engineering

Koch Minerals

Matador Ranching Company - find out if your grocer or favorite restaurant does business with Matador. If they do, ask them to find other sources, if they refuse, put their information on the web with details of their refusal.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:58 PM
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29. Interesting about the bond angle
Thank you.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 03:39 PM
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30. Many of them are in areas where I can do nothing, but GP
is one that everyone of us can simply avoid their products.

There are other brands of Bathroom Tissue, Paper Towels and alike to purchase. It's easy to do and for the most part all you need to check is the mfgr of the product before you buy.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 03:56 PM
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33. We can impact Lycra and Stainmaster.
Buy non-Lycra clothing and buy carpet brands other than Stainmaster. You are right, Georgia-Pacific is easy to damage just by exercising consumer choice and buying brands made by competitors.

I do not agree that we can't boycott the other companies. The ranching operation is most surely a meat supplier, if we dig more and find out where the products are sold, we can pressure wholesalers, supermarkets and restaurants that sell the products. Produce and packaged goods from companies that buy from farmers that use Koch fertilizer can be boycotted, there most surely are other choices. Each of us must research and determine how we can not buy Koch associated products. The consumer products are the easy ones to identify, but the others can and will be tracked down. We are in a war.
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 03:41 PM
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31. So they really are asswipes?
Go figure.
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:01 PM
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41. Bwwaaaahahahaha. You hit the nail on the head. nt
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:55 PM
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44. I knew there'd be a joke about that somewhere
I guess it goes with the territory. The Koch Bros put out a lot of shit and manufacture a lot of TP.
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 03:43 PM
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32. Thank you for the list.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 03:58 PM
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34. Send the list to family and friends. nt.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 04:00 PM
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35. Kick this one.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 04:06 PM
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36. Please note that some GP plants have collective bargaining agreements with individual unions.
I have a real hard time actively boycotting union-made products. YMMV.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 04:18 PM
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37. Thanks for the list!

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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 04:42 PM
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39. Good. I don't buy any of their Teabagger crap. Thanks for the list.
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 05:05 PM by ClarkUSA
Don't support the Koch Party, formerly known as the GOP!
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 04:43 PM
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40. I say we recycle, specifically the toilet paper. Buy their brand, wipe your ass and send it back
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 04:44 PM by Exilednight
to the Koch brothers.

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 06:16 PM
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45. Boycott Wal-Mart
They too handed over a million bucks!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 09:25 PM
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46. That goes without saying.
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 11:23 PM
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47. More Koch Bros Products -- lots more:
Holiday SuperStation Store

If your holiday involves a road trip across the central or western US, chances are you'll encounter a Holiday Stationstore. Holiday Companies operates about 400 convenience stores (some 100 of which are franchised) in 10 states, from Michigan to Washington and Alaska under the Holiday Stationstores banner. The shops sell the company's own brand of Blue Planet gasoline (low-sulfur fuel available in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).

Gander Mountain Outdoor Stores

Georgia Pacific home products

For business, agricultural, food service, janatorial and much much more, see products catalog at http://productcatalog.gp.com/Main.aspx

There is much, much more. Please click the links and look at what we can each NOT buy from this moment on.

These SOB's sell everything under the sun.... let's each and everyone of us make a concerted effort to boycott these bastards right where it hurts. Let's show them the power of online unity. :)


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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 12:02 AM
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48. Thanks. Won't buy anything that has to do with them.
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