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Mon Nov 24, 2014, 07:27 AM

Sign the pledge: Don't buy these Koch products



List of familiar Koch products and brands:
-American Greetings** (took heavy Koch investment, upwards of $200 million)
-Angel Soft
-Angel Soft Ultra
-Brawny paper towels
-Dixie products
-Insulair cups
-Mardis Gras napkins
-Perfect Touch cups, paper products
-Quilted Northern
-Sparkle paper towels
-Vanity Fair napkins & paper towels
-Zee Napkins

-Georgia-Pacific Office products
-Spectrum paper
-Georgia-Pacific's enMotion paper towel dispenser
-Georgia-Pacific's engineered lumber

INVISTA Brands
-INVISTA’s PET polymer is used in oxygen-sensitive packaging for food and beverages.
-ADI-PURE® Adipic Acid
-ANTRON® Carpet Fiber
-C12™ Intermediates
-COMFOREL® Fiber
-COOLMAX® Fabric
-CORDURA® Fabric
-DACRON® Fiberfill
-DYTEK® Idea Intermediates
-FLEXISOLV® Solvent Solutions
-LYCRA® Fiber
-LYCRA HyFit® Fiber
-OXYCLEAR® Barrier Resin
-POLYCLEAR® PET
-POLYSHIELD® Resin
-SENZAA™ Additive
-STAINMASTER® Carpet
-SUPPLEX® Fabric
-SUPRIVA™ Fiber
-TACTEL® Fiber
-TECGEN® Garments
-TERATE® Polyols
-TERATHANE® Polyether Glycol
-TERRIN™ Polyols
-THERMOLITE® Fabric
-TORZEN® PA66 Resin

Koch Fertilizer Company's AGROTAIN® nitrogen stabilizer fertilizer products are used around the world to improve nitrogen efficiency and enhance crop productions.

If you use building materials, be sure to check out the extensive list of Georgia-Pacific building products—including their product app.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/01/1288957/-Sign-the-pledge-Don-t-buy-these-Koch-products?detail=email#

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Reply Sign the pledge: Don't buy these Koch products (Original post)
liberal N proud Nov 2014 OP
yeoman6987 Nov 2014 #1
Kingofalldems Nov 2014 #21
Faux pas Nov 2014 #2
MohRokTah Nov 2014 #3
rhett o rick Nov 2014 #5
badtoworse Nov 2014 #4
Brickbat Nov 2014 #7
badtoworse Nov 2014 #15
Daemonaquila Nov 2014 #10
bettyellen Nov 2014 #11
badtoworse Nov 2014 #14
frylock Nov 2014 #18
bettyellen Nov 2014 #20
noiretextatique Nov 2014 #12
oldandhappy Nov 2014 #6
Brickbat Nov 2014 #8
Gothmog Nov 2014 #9
Maeve Nov 2014 #16
frylock Nov 2014 #17
Maeve Nov 2014 #19
noiretextatique Nov 2014 #13
maced666 Nov 2014 #22
librechik Nov 2014 #23

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:41 AM

1. Brawny? Best paper towel out there. Ugh!

 

Luckily I have at least a years supply so maybe the company will be sold by the time I need to replenish.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 08:25 PM

21. Wow. Just like clockwork.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:45 AM

2. I don't use any of those products

now. Do I win?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:49 AM

3. Due to how entrenched they are in big oil, you can never fully boycott them

 

Most products you purchase line their pockets in some way, even if it's just the fuel to ship it.

Edited to add: I don't purchase any products directly made by Koch Industries and its subsidiaries, but I realize no matter what, I line the packets of the bastards.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:50 AM

4. This is a great example of why I don't let political considerations affect my purchasing decisions.

 

Do you seriously think people are going to keep a list like this when they go shopping? On top that there are the stores we should avoid, e.g. Walmart, Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A, as well as the charities we shouldn't contribute to, like the Salvation Army.

I think it's a lot easier to just shop, eat and contribute where it feels right and not look at everything through a political microscope.

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:11 PM

7. "Feels right."

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 01:05 PM

15. See Post 14 for details.

 

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:43 PM

10. Actually, yes - people DO keep a list like this.

 

There are even phone apps that make keeping such lists easy, like Buycott.

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:47 PM

11. sorry it is such a hardship for you, but I think if people actually give a shit it would be easy.

 

voting with your wallet is matters. what liberal goes to Walmart unless they have no choice?

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 01:04 PM

14. I don't shop at Walmart, but it's because they have crappy merchandise.

 

I look for "Made in USA" and don't buy Chinese products unless I absolutely have to. I support local small business over the big box stores. I like local restaurants that know your name when you walk in. For charities, I look them up and give to the ones that have the lowest administrative expenses.

Those are the things that make it feel right. I rarely get into the political leanings of the owners.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 05:11 PM

18. are you prepared to walk away from your home built with Georgia-Pacific lumber?

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Response to frylock (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 08:23 PM

20. Ohh a purity test! Or if you can't do everything, do nothing at all, LOL. No thanks.

 

If I were building a home, I would certainly consider the source of materials when doing so. I take it you would not bother, since you seem to be advocating that this in- in your opinion - an all or nothing proposition? For me, it is not. I do what I can as an educated person who is fortunate to have some leeway and vote with my pocketbook whenever possible.

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:48 PM

12. keep giving them your money

so they can fund rw candidates.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:10 PM

6. I already do not buy those things mostly.

So my absence will not make much of a difference. I will miss Brawny paper towels! But easy enough to get something else. Thank you for the list. Appreciate it that you found this and gave it to us.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:11 PM

8. Many of which are union-made.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:27 PM

9. I have been boycotting Koch Industry products for a while

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 01:07 PM

16. Yep--if it says Georgia Pacific, it doesn't go in my cart eom

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Response to Maeve (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 05:08 PM

17. i bet your home was built with Georgia-Pacific material

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Response to frylock (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 05:30 PM

19. My home was built in the early 1960's

Last edited Mon Nov 24, 2014, 06:04 PM - Edit history (1)

The statute of limitations being long past, I think that absolves it of complicity in the current situation.
Besides, the point of the boycott is to stop fueling Koch industries; buying pre-existing items does not enrich them further.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 12:49 PM

13. done eom

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 08:44 PM

22. Partner has Sparkle paper towels by the truck load stashed

 

In garage. got 'on sale'.
Guess I can now only say okay, but from NOW ON.....

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 10:05 PM

23. I can't give up Lycra. It's too amazing.

I think it's back-engineered alien technology. Fuck the Kochs for exploiting Roswell.

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