smooth move!

A new “Buycott” application allows consumers to boycott all products tied–even indirectly–to companies like Monsanto or the Koch Brothers.

According to Forbes, Ivan Pardo, a 26-year-old based in Los Angeles, is the main person behind the app, which can be downloaded on the iPhone or Android.

Consumers can “scan the barcode on any product and the free app will trace its ownership all the way to its top corporate parent company, including conglomerates like Koch Industries.” The app also allows users to “join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies.”…

…in the last decade, it’s also worth noting the Kochs have given more than $600 million in pledged or donated money to arts, education, and medical research, including (but not limited to):

New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell: $15 million

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: $25 million

The Hospital for Special Surgery: $26 million

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: $30 million

Prostate Cancer Foundation: $41 million

Deerfield Academy: $68 million

Lincoln Center’s NY State Theater: $100 million

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: $139 million


  1. Posted May 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm |

    Yeah, those brothers are a couple of Kochs alright.

    I really hope they buy the LA Times. That would be a hoot. I bet they’d make it profitable once more. The poor Los Angelinos wouldn’t know what to do. They can’t handle the truth!

  2. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 3:58 am |

    Charity needs to be institutionalized, anyway.

  3. Thunderbottom
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 4:15 am |

    #2, DougM: some members of this present regime need to be institutionalized (like the pResident, Biden, Holder, Napolitano, Carney…)

    This app sounds interesting – if I can use it to find out if products are connected to Monsanto or the Koch bros, then those are the products I’d want to buy. I can also use it to avoid buying products that are connected to cronies of this present regime (e.g., General Electric).

  4. Posted May 17, 2013 at 6:55 am |

    These people chew off their own feet.

  5. icemaned13
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 7:36 am |

    Wonder if they scanned Kool-Aid?

  6. geezerette
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 7:43 am |

    Obama looked at that and said ———-Crap just think what we could do if we had that.

  7. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 8:26 am |

    Where did the database come from?
    The IRS?

  8. mojo
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 8:45 am |

    Special discount for obsessive-compulsive-Americans…

  9. JoeBandMember ≠
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 12:06 pm |

    Hatred and envy are about all the left has to work with.

    If they hate someone or a business, I usually go out of my way to support the person or business.

    I’ve been stalked and had my tires slashed by the tolerant, diverse, left.

  10. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm |

    Hatred and envy are about all the left has to work with. JoeBandMember

    Perhaps we could add something for them to *work with*.
    Say, learning the best ways to remove shotgun pellets from each other`s ass….?

  11. CAPT Mike
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm |

    Harsh DougM. Probably true, but still kinda harsh.
    Sadly, not nearly harsh enough. Dems should tremble in fear for the future if they don’t muster the courage to support a Special Prosecuter for this IRS mess.