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Forum Post: New App lets you boycott products by scanning barcode.

Posted 4 years ago on June 4, 2013, 5:18 a.m. EST by Builder (4202)
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New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2013/05/14/new-app-lets-you-boycott-koch-brothers-monsanto-and-more-by-scanning-your-shopping-cart/

I don't have a phone that will run this application. Can someone please check this out, and let me know how effective, or otherwise, it may be? Thanks in advance.

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[-] 4 points by WSmith (2696) from Cornelius, OR 4 years ago

In the event that we all aren't already (hello) boycotting evil companies/conglomerates like Koch Bros, Monsanto, Big Oil, Big Insurance, Big $, GOP, Whole Foods, Apple, Home Depot, Walmart, and on and on... Better late that never!

If you can't muster a Vote, at least App Up and Vote with your bucks!

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

Whatever it takes, WS.

Just as long as the powerful (that's us, as a collective) realise how strong and decisive we need to be to secure our future, and that of our families.

[-] 4 points by WSmith (2696) from Cornelius, OR 4 years ago

Apparently it "takes" learning how to "walk and talk" over and over and over and over and over and over... ad nauseam, just to get started. "Realization" does not seem to be on our collective Ground Dog Day schedule, until we find the magic key. Sadly, we are the powerful AND (brainwashed) the enemy, asleep at the wheel, hurtling through the struggling cognizance of our best interests.

At the very least stop funding (yesterday) the 1% who hypnotize us. Meanwhile we are zombies at the mall.

http://www.nationofchange.org/truman-show-economy-1370353560

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22772) 4 years ago

That's cool, builder. My phone is not sophisticated enough, lol, but it's a great way to start shunning TPTB, which is one of the things we need to do.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

Yeah, mine is an old clam-shell phone.

Friends with the latests gizmos have been scanning stuff in their cupboards, and it really does work.

The onus will end up being on the suppliers of processed foods to prove that GE crops, and GMO's like aspartame (nutrasweet et al) are not in their products.

I really like where this is heading.

I came up against pessimism, even with supportive friends, and I just kept explaining that the ultimate power is in the end-user's hands. That's all of us.

Time to regain our sense of self, in a collective and powerful way.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22772) 4 years ago

All true. And, the simplicity of it is the powerful thing. Just say no. Live your life the way you want to live it.

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

Exactly, BW.

It's also an indicator of just how powerful, as a group, the end-user (as opposed to the consumer) can be.

Marketing boffins have known this for the longest time, and they spend a lot of dosh identifying trends, and advising manufacturers and advertising agents.

It's a huge industry, and we are the directors.

Just gotta convince people that we have the ultimate power over the 1%.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22772) 4 years ago

You are very right about marketing. And, keep in mind that the more marketed a good is, the more you pay for it. We pay for all the damn advertising in the price of the good! Such a rip off and waste of human time and energy!

[-] 2 points by DebtSUSPENSIONRights (181) 4 years ago

That 1 in the share column is from me, sharing it on my wall street change blog. http://wallstreetchange.blogspot.com/2013/06/forum-post-new-app-lets-you-boycott.html

Now if every occupier had a blog, it could have been shared a thousand times by now with an ever expanding reach.

Just sayin.

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

Yeah, get it out there.

Any way you can.

[-] 2 points by DebtSUSPENSIONRights (181) 4 years ago

Awesome topic!

[-] -1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 4 years ago

Good find, B!

[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

Thanks Builder. This is a great idea, and if i had a phone that could do this, i would not hesitate to use it on a regular basis

~Odin~

[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

Thanks Builder. This is a great idea, and if i had a phone that could do this, i would not hesitate to use it on a regular basis

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

First reports indicate that it works. Database is growing all the time. There will be marketing spyware attached, but every app works like that these days.

Also see that farmers are now suing MonS for infecting their wheat crops. That's the way it's supposed to be in the agriculture world, unless you've bought the system that prosecutes such things.

There's light at the end of the tunnel. I'm feeling positive about this for a change.

[-] 0 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

Thanks for keeping up with this, and keeping us informed. Following it on FB is especially cool as you can see the trend of resistance to Monsanto's bullshit developing. Anyway following these kinds of intiatives is a really good service for this movement...so thanks again

Last night, i watched video after video of the protests in Istanbul, but shadzy would be a better one to fill you in on their plight as I know he has put a lot of time in it so look for his posts

Let's hope the light at the end of the tunnel is not the Perth Express

Leaving for AK tomorrow...~Odin~

[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

Good luck in AK, my friend.

There's still lots of work to be done. At least people are asking now, "what is GMO?"

I especially like the photo caption that says,"If you think organic food is expensive, have you priced cancer lately?"

As for Turkey, once more, the lack of coverage on the "news" is raising eyebrows, and awareness, of the uselessness of MSM these days.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

Thanks, i'll be on the forum some, but not as much as usual as i will be chasing my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter around during the day

I am taking a lot of literature out there with me to do some out-reach, and will engage as many people as i can in conversation when the opportunities comes up

I do especially well with 'captive audiences' that can't get away...lolol..like on the plane, bus or train.

~Odin~

Edit: Thats a great sign "If you think organic food is expensive, have you priced cancer lately?"

[-] -2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

Builder the questions now are, 1. should i become a consumerist and buy a new phone that can scan bar codes?, and 2. should I admit to it if I do..;-)?

Does the good outweigh the bad?

~Odin~

[-] -1 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

I'm not gonna do it, so I don't recommend it either, Odin.

I've been a chronic label-reader since day dot, and I've got a great memory, so I recall all the brands on my personal boycott list. This app is great for those who are in the consumer loop, and are waking up to the BS they've been fed and reinforced in the MSM.

I'd recommend it to that demographic for sure.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

Besides if one already has the capability - might as well use it.

[-] -1 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

I will be updating my old clam phone eventually, but it will be a used phone, maybe a htc or samsung. Still asking around for critique, DK.

I think that the real value in this kind of app will be just showing people how far into their lives these corporate crims have crept in.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

corp(se)oRATe crimes R a staple of everyone's daily diet whether they realize it or not. That is how all encompassing their shit has become.

[-] -1 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

Bookmarked for later, GM.

Just need one that can act as a modem for my laptop.

Must have a proper keyboard to type on.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 4 years ago

Come to think of it, if you get it second-hand, I guess it doesn't matter what brand you get. The slavery issue would be moot at that point.

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[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 4 years ago

I had to relay this insightful comment about the point being moot:

"This is not really true because it does affect the resell potential of the phone. If activists voiced their concerns about a particular phone company using sweatshops and asked people not to buy the phones new or used, people who don't care about sweatshops might still be uneasy about buying a phone that will be hard to resell later on."

A good point, I think.

[-] -1 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

Yes, it's best not to support them in any way.

It's quite amazing how quickly people have picked up on this GE food and GMO additives issue. Shares are diving, and manufacturers are rushing to purchase non-GE anything to stock up for the future.

I had a nokia, but the screen was too fragile for my typical work day, so after two screen replacements, I went back to the clam, which is samsung.

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 4 years ago

I'm going to incorporate that thought in my purchases of any used items. It might make a difference in the long run. And I think, but I'm not 100% sure, that Nokia has some pretty durable models on the market. I think those were Nokias that we used when I was delivery driving, and they seemed pretty durable.

And it is amazing about the recent explosion in protests against GE food and GMO's. Which reminds me, I really need to get back to working on my Monsanto post pretty soon. I've neglected working on it since last weekend.

[-] -1 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

Yes, truly amazing what is happening.

People who thought I was a nutter for talking about depopulation, are now calling for the culling of the deletes. (or inbreds, as I've taken to calling them).

Link me to your MonS post when you can. The amount of info flooding FB is simply stunning. If the admin there were ever thinking of culling it, might take them forever because it just keeps coming.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 4 years ago

I will. It should be up by this weekend if I get off my ass and finish it. I'll be encouraging the people here to post as many good links on that thread as possible. It'll be a reference point, so in the future, when we have 'visitors' like freemarket5555, all someone will have to do is link to that post and they can do their research from there.

"Inbreds." I like it. And in some cases, entirely accurate.

[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 4 years ago

They have all the software installed to do it already. They were yanking pictures of kids with signs at MAM from a couple weekends ago.

Very discouraging.

Brings up a very interesting debate in that while FAcebook is a private company, they are effectively facilitating communication for the globe. Where does their rights end and their duty to free speech begin?

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

We test the effectiveness of that software on "private" groups that are politically based discussion boards on FB. So far, their privacy policy hasn't been disproven. Still not sure on what is going to the database.

[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

My phone is over four years old. I'm going to wait another year and then get a phone that can handle that APP.

Thanks for telling us about this APP

~Odin~

[-] -1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

This is a great way to use hi-tech to advance healthy eating

I told Renny earlier that i met a woman that works for the Alaska Agriculture ..?.., and she was at the Monsanto protest in Anchorage, the same day i was in NYC. neat...eh?

Today, i also had the real pleasure to sit an talk with a couple of old Colony Kids. Their parents moved from the Mid West to here in the 30s under Roosevelt's New Deal

~Odin~

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 4 years ago

That's great. We're really getting people talking about it here in OZ. My (former) favourite beer is now under suspicion because the makers won't confirm or deny the existence of GMO ingredients.

The pressure's on to come clean, and that means everyone.

[-] -2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 4 years ago

Let's see, your "(former) favorite beer"....hmmm? Castlemaine's XXXX?? What i can remember, that was my favorite when I was there in Oz

Putting the pressure on all the businesses that sell products that are derived from GMOs is a solid form of resistance

I have been criticizing my local super-market (several times at different locations) for having rBst in their milk, while providing them with a list of their competitors that do not

It's all this small shit that can really add up, as evidenced by the positive trends you brought to our attention in FaceBook

~Odin~