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Shakin Nagan
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Boycott Koch Industries

#14348 3 years, 5 months ago
Boycott Koch Products

by geebeebee
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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:

(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 Yorker’s 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.

Mayer’s piece builds off the original reporting conducted by ThinkProgress since the very beginning of the Tea Party movement. Here’s a review of what we’ve reported [one of many]:

– 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 Court’s 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.

Thanks to ferallike for the great detailed list of GP building products:

Georgia Pacific Building products

Dense Armor Drywall and Decking
ToughArmor Gypsum board
Georgia pacific Plytanium Plywood
Flexrock
Densglass sheathing
G/P Industrial plasters (some products used by a lot of crafters)-
Agricultural Plaster
Arts & Crafts Plaster
Dental Plaster
General Purpose Plaster
Glass-reinforced Gypsum (GRG)
Industrial Tooling Plaster
Investment Casting Plaster
Medical Plaster
Metal Casting Plaster
Pottery Plaster

FibreStrong Rim board
G/P Lam board
Blue Ribbon OSB Rated Sheathing
Blue Ribbon Sub-floor
DryGuard Enhanced OSB
Nautilus Wall Sheathing
Thermostat OSB Radiant Barrier Sheathing
Broadspan Engineered Wood Products
XJ 85 I-Joists
FireDefender Banded Cores
FireDefender FS
FireDefender Mineral Core
Hardboard and Thin MDF including Auto Hardboard,
Perforated Hardboard and Thin MDF
Wood Fiberboard -
Commercial Roof Fiberboard
Hushboard Sound Deadening Board
Regular Fiberboard Sheathing
Structural Fiberboard Sheathing

Thanks to enhydra lutris for the additional products/brands by INVISTA:

COMFOREL® fiberfill
COOLMAX® fabric
CORDURA® fabric
DACRON® fiber
POLYSHIELD® resin
SOLARMAX® fabric
SOMERELLE® bedding products
STAINMASTER® carpet
SUPPLEX® fabric
TACTEL® fiber
TACTESSE® carpet fiber
TERATE® polyols
TERATHANE® polyether glycol
THERMOLITE® fabric
PHENREZ® resin
POLARGUARD® fiber and
LYCRA® fiber

Wow, rec list? Thanks! But thanks mostly for looking at this, and for all of your continued support of the good fight.
Originally posted to geebeebee on Tue Aug 24, 2010 at 07:17 PM PDT.

www.dailykos.com/story/2010/08/24/895947/-Boycott-Koch-Products
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the highway terror
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Re: Boycott Koch Industries

#14419 3 years, 5 months ago
I don't but any of that stuff in the first place but having the list is good
georgia pacific have always been crooks
Can't Live that Negative Way, Make Room for the Positive Day !
83msg1sttyme
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Re: Boycott Koch Industries

#14425 3 years, 5 months ago
marcal makes recycled paper products never dug too deep into the buisness
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
Shakin Nagan
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Re: Boycott Koch Industries

#14427 3 years, 5 months ago
I always buy Marcal when I can. They have been using recycled paper for 60 years and are located right over the GW Bridge in NJ. I like to buy local and keep the money in the community.
sjfgreenman
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Re: Boycott Koch Industries

#14488 3 years, 5 months ago
Standing ovation.
Thank You. These crooks are trying to take over pretty much everything. I see no mention of the "scientific" studies they have funded to try to distort the global warming issue. Funny how the studies all report that global warming is not happening. These guys are the true enemy of the American working and middle class.

Some say both parties are the same. Just look at what Koch is doing, using the Republicans, Tea Party and their easily manipulated masses to put a new face on an old game... to reverse basic environmental, election funding and workers rights laws to make yet more money on your back and mine..check out the history of the John Birch Society.
You want evil? You got it.
"if you don't like the news go out and make some of your own"
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