Tag Archive: Buycott

Have You Ever Wondered Whether The Money You Spend Ends Up Funding Causes You Oppose?





” A buycott is the opposite of a boycott. Buycott helps you to organize your everyday consumer spending so that it reflects your principles.

Example: During the SOPA/PIPA debate in 2012, a number of companies pushed to pass legislation that reduced online freedom of expression, while other companies fought hard to oppose the legislation. With Buycott, a campaign can be quickly created around a cause, with the goal of targeting companies with a boycott unless they change their position, or buycotting a company to show your support.

When you use Buycott to scan a product, it will look up the product, determine what brand it belongs to, and figure out what company owns that brand (and who owns that company, ad infinitum). It will then cross-check the product owners against the companies and brands included in the campaigns you’ve joined, in order to tell you if the scanned product conflicts with one of your campaign commitments.












Buycott For CEO Who Says Obamacare Will Cost Too Much Dough







 ” The raging food fight over Obamacare expands to Papa John’s pizza today, as National Papa John’s Appreciation Day is being held in support of the restaurant’s CEO John Schattner. The founder of the popular pizza chain recently criticizedObamacare’s increasing costs on the franchise, and explained that employee hours would need to be slashed in order to cover added expenses.  The result has been a public relations furor over the CEO’s lack of delicacy on the sensitive political matter .

The national appreciation day counters the planned boycott by supporters of Obamacare, who believe that the rich one-percenter should cover the additional expenses out of his own pocket or raise his prices. There is a major dispute over how much the Obamacare legislation will actually cost the pizza chain. While Schattner claims that government compliance will mean to $5-8 million in costs and a 10-14 cent increase per pie, a Forbes analysis puts the cost at less than a penny per pizza.  “




Powerline’s Scott Johnson

  ” According to one account, Chick-fil-A’s corporate headquarters told its outlets to expect a 15 to 20 percent increase in business
yesterday, while the actual increase may be closer to something like 200 percent. I suspect that Chick-fil-A’s business is going to enjoy a
permanent step-up in business as a result of the Left’s attack. This makes all the more hilarious
Michael Hiltzik’s Los Angeles Times column the other day (I’m linking it here since nobody reads the LA Times any more, and no wonder) saying that Chick-fil-A’s owner Dan Cathy made a business mistake by speaking his mind on traditional marriage: “

CAIR’s BestBuy Friend

  ” In April the Minnesota branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced that retail giant Best Buy had become a “Platinum Sponsor” for its fifth anniversary banquet. And former U.S. Marine James Canning decided to do something about it .”


  While typically not a fan of boycotts and the stifling of anyone’s ( including corporations ) speech , I do believe in not contributing to the welfare/profit margins of people or organizations that use that money to fund objectionable groups or practices . Hence I personally will join with James Canning in choosing to not to do business with BestBuy as long as they fund terrorist front groups like CAIR .  


 ” In an email, Best Buy spokesman Damon Gammon confirmed the company’s contribution to CAIR.

“Over the past two years,” Gammon said, “our Inter-Faith Employee Business Network, a group of employees focused on promoting diversity and inclusion at Best Buy, has supported CAIR-Minnesota with $1,450 in total contributions to support an annual banquet.”

Ryan Mauro, a national security analyst at the Clarion Fund, a group that “produces and distributes documentaries on the threats of Radical Islam,” told TheDC that the relationship between the electronics giant and the Muslim advocacy group is a dangerous one.

“It legitimizes an organization that shouldn’t be legitimized. It funds a group that shouldn’t be funded,” Mauro said.”