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Vote on the worst corporation ever! April 08, 2005 6:01 PM

This site has links to information on a lot of companies you may want to boycott, and lets you vote for the one you think is the worst:
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The Big Box April 08, 2005 7:19 PM

The Big Box Retailers all exploite their employees and buy from locations where workers are near slave labors by our standards.  [ send green star]
anonymous A beggar for choice! April 08, 2005 10:35 PM

So many possibilities, so little time!  Or was it Mae West who said"So many men, so little time"? but seriously . . . .

If you care about human, animal rights and /or the economy in (fill in your country's name), boycott Walmart. This big box mega store has no competition in America, because they have a special relation with China. Walmart does such a booming business, its main commodity supplier, China, named it's profits as creating 1% of China's GNP! That's a lot of shoddy, low-priced goods foisted on the un-thinking American public.

If you have a Walmart in /near your town, see the small stores go out of business because they do not have the buying power of a mega-store like Walmart. Sure, everyone wants to get their goodies for the lowest price they can get it for.  But, can we AFFORD to keep contributing to this giant retailer, support a company which hurts humans' demands for rights and freedom?

i'm a security guard, not exactly wealthy. But I've made the switch to alternate shops, and have boycotted Walmart since Dec. '04. Please join the discussion group I've decided to host on Care2connect, so it can be a viable forum for discussion on Walmart's effect on the world. We need you!

You do not have to stop shopping at Walmart to join the group. Thanks! -- Barbara

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Proctor and Gamble is the worst ever April 09, 2005 1:37 AM

  Proctor and Gamble has the worst track record for animal abuse that I have ever heard of sans pharmaceutical corperations. But P&G does it for the sake of testing perfumes and cleaning products-not medicine.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous Good point! April 09, 2005 3:01 AM

Good point Tracy! Hey, I looked at your album of Lorenzo's art, Wow!

But, back to the topic . . .can you be more specific as to what P&G has done on the dastardly side? Thanks

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RATED SA (stay away) for sensitive people!!!! April 09, 2005 1:59 PM

  GAWD! I hate to show you this, but go here for more GORY details....*oohhhh!*

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A Nooberuber April 09, 2005 2:47 PM

Thank you so much for inviting me.  I'm pleased, boycott's my middle name.  I may be a noob to this wonderful group, but a veteran with jail honors since i was a youngin' boycotting South Africa..  I'm with you all  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 09, 2005 3:34 PM

Wow, you did time in South Africa? That makes you a hard core activist by our standards. What did they lock you up for?  [ send green star]
 April 09, 2005 4:09 PM

In order to show some balance whenever possible I just want to say that there is at least one good Walmart where there are happy employees.

You may aleady know that Hawaii has a unique economic climate and jobs are very hard to come by.

Getting on your feet and staying there isn't always easy, and I wouldn't have been able to eat very well some weeks if it were not for our local store.  It has a pretty good sized grocery section and I often see young families stocking up on canned protein foods and other basics.

When you buy something in a (big box) they are very helpful in loading  your purchase into your vehicle after they have removed the packaging which they then kindly take back into the store.  They keep the boxes and are very good about taking returns out of package.  Customer service really does live up to their job.

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Thanks, Diana. April 09, 2005 5:36 PM

Input of any kind really helps us to figure out who's boycott-worthy.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
P&G April 09, 2005 5:38 PM

Thanks to Tracey for pointing out Procter & Gamble.  Obviously, no list can be comprehensive, and this one definitely misses a few.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous Tracey April 09, 2005 5:54 PM

As I type these words, tears pour down my face, my throat closes, and my stomach churns at the horror I have just seen after checking out the link you provided. I think I have not felt so enraged as I do right now in a very long time, and all I can think about is how to make those pay for what they've done and for what they're doing to those poor animals.  I am sickened beyond belief that human beings can be so incredibly cruel...

I hope those people rot in Hell for what they've done and for what they are continuing to do...

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Procter & Gamble April 09, 2005 6:37 PM

The Procter & gamble thing seems to be true, and must be pretty bad, with so many people acting on it.  I was surprised to discover how many P&G products are in my house.  Mine is a 4-person household with a cat, but I was still amazed that we have at least 13 types of P&G products.  In trying to think of substitutes, I'm running into other companies I'm trying to boycott.  For example, switching from Folger's coffee (P&G) to Maxwell House (Philip Morris AKA "Altria") wouldn't seem to be much of an accomplishment.  What's the best way to determine the worst offender when wanting to boycott entire large corporations when they all have products spanning many categories?
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Here's an easy one... April 09, 2005 6:39 PM

ExxonMobil!  They seem to be the worst oil company, and thankfully, they seem to have avoided diversifying into foods and stuff like that.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous  April 09, 2005 6:41 PM

Wolf...MY G-d will LOOK at them and ask: "What did those animals do to you, to deserve THAT?"

That LOOK, Wolf...You don't want G-d to LOOK at you like that.

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AAAHHHH! April 09, 2005 6:44 PM

I just discovered 3 more P&G products!  Even without the animal testing, this company could almost be boycotted because it's so darn big!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 09, 2005 7:57 PM

Joel, for coffee and a few other products, look up oxfam and their 'fair trade' goods.  [ send green star]
anonymous Shadow Bear April 09, 2005 8:01 PM

I know.... it's horrifying...sickening...

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 April 10, 2005 5:52 AM

Thanks Wolf, Shadow,Joel and EVERYBODY else for looking at P&G. I've been after these guys for years! Writing letters and even using crappy products that are stinky and don't work- and they just seem to keep getting bigger. They're buying out other big companies and the product list is getting bigger! The good news is that enough people are writing thier Congressmen to get bills passed for alternative testing, and it's slowly working. Keep writing to your congressional members, heck....about anything that gets your goat!

PS- If you have a Trader Joe's Market anywhere around you, they sell cruelty-free and organic EVERYTHING! Some things you can shop for online! Coffee to!

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 April 10, 2005 5:54 PM

I vote for McDonalds.  [ send green star]
 April 11, 2005 1:23 AM

Yea! McDonalds to, those evil snacker attackers!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Too many evil, greedy corporations April 11, 2005 9:37 AM

Sometimes it is truly overwhelming, the degree of greed that pervades the world (but primarily American) economy.  The list of egregious errors that these companies have forced onto us is saddening and disheartening... to think that this stems from other people, even other citizens of this nation, is sickening.

For this one, it was a hard choice to choose the worst of the worst.  P&G for their horrid animal abuses?  McDonalds for turning the tide against American health, leading us to obesity and mass-consumption?  All of the oil companies for their constant pursuit of fossil fuels, at the expense of the air and land?  Wal-Mart, for their destruction of independent retailers across the world, and the allowance of sweatshop labor, job migration, and elimination of the middle class?  Clear Channel's censorship and pandering?  Will this ever cease?

For this one, I had to choose Wal-Mart after I found out they were building a new superstore in Mexico, less than a half-mile away from recognized Aztec ruins.  From the ruins, you can see the area where the Wal-Mart will be.  The company has consistently ignored government audits and refuses to allow a government-sponsored archaeologist on site to examine the building before it is complete.  That tipped the scales.  We may have a lot of work to do patching up our own country, but damnit, don't force others to bend to our same over-consumption levels.

I wish you all the best of luck in fighting these corporations, and I will be beside you all the way.

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IAMS April 11, 2005 7:18 PM

My vote goes for IAMS as the worst corp. ever!

Here is some info on IAMS and the cruelty they inflict on thousands of cats and dogs every single day.

The images of the happy cat or the bounding dog you see in their commercials are a cover up. Thousands of dogs die every year in the most torturous ways imaginable.

A lot of pet foods are home-tested, as there is no need for internal and external animal tests. But IAMS they had to go a step further..

#Chunks of meat are cut from their legs
#They are layed out on cold dirty stone floors after and before surgical procedures. They live on metal bars-Dogs only enough room to turn with no bedding or fresh water
-Cats in a cage no bigger than your computer screen, again with no bedding and no water.
#Stomachs pumped with vegetable oil
#Many die on the operating table and are revived by "thumping their chest"
#No painkillers so every day is a day of torture and emense pain

You can do your bit to make sure your local pet shop doesn't support iams, or that your vet doesn't stock them!
you can get posters, leaflets and stickers here.
There is free flyers and free sticks also if you go to the PETA site.
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anonymous My vote goes to April 11, 2005 7:33 PM


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 April 11, 2005 7:34 PM

Darn!!..Even Iams?? cat can  only eat Iams....he'll won't touch anything else... and the vet is the one who told us to feed him that...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous I agree with Lilith April 11, 2005 7:49 PM

For their animal testing

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 April 11, 2005 8:21 PM

For completely different reasons I nominate ADM.  They are an agribusiness conglomerate that has been convicted of price fixing in corn derivatives, and actually are behind a large percentage of processed and frozen foods, including many favored by vegetarians.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous  April 11, 2005 10:26 PM

I propose the Volvo Car Corporation. Purely on esthetic grounds.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
LOL April 11, 2005 10:36 PM

What about those dodgy Harley knockoffs you get in the US? I think the company is Bueller.  [ send green star]
 April 11, 2005 10:40 PM

Yes Jeffrey!!! Volvo is sooooooooooo! HAHAHAHAH!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
A Perfect Fit Wolfowitz at the World Bank April 11, 2005 11:06 PM


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ATTN: Freediver Freediver April 11, 2005 11:09 PM

Friend of Tracey S.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 11, 2005 11:10 PM

Oh,just look at you! In your jacket on that MACHINE! Bzzzzzzzzzz,BZZZZ!! LOL! Gorgeous, isn't he?*teehee!*

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anonymous Hi, Raindance April 11, 2005 11:24 PM

Not sure what you're proposing as a boycott about the World Bank or Wolfowitz.

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 April 11, 2005 11:52 PM

I think he speaks of both, quote from article,

"Wolfowitz has experience running a big organization, the Pentagon!! As far as the military-industrial complex is concerned, Wolfowitz did a FANTASTIC job. He was only expected to plan for a $30 billion war and he screwed up so badly that it is now a $200 billion war, and counting. Anyone who can screw up that badly deserves a promotion, to the World Bank."

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My Vote April 12, 2005 5:52 AM

Is for the big Orange Box.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous Tracey April 12, 2005 5:56 AM

I knew you were a women of refinement.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
anonymous Freediver April 12, 2005 5:56 AM

Huh?  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
anonymous One of the worst is April 12, 2005 10:34 AM

the Heinz Corp!  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 April 12, 2005 10:36 AM

wow--this is really hard.

*still deliberating*  
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thanks April 12, 2005 11:44 AM

thanks for sharing this website, I voted McDonalds.

I agree about procter and gamble, I am boycotting them at the moment

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 April 12, 2005 5:48 PM

Well, since 'all the above' was not offered, I settled for Monsanto, which I consider to be the corporation from hell. See: and more info at GMWatch: Profit-obsessed abuse is built into the corporate structure itself which is why it's so hard to pick just one, and their tentacles seem to be everywhere. Brands I thought were 'safe' in health food stores were owned by companies who had Exxon/Mobile, Heinz, Walmart, Monsanto, etc as a major stockholders. You might be interested in reading about Participatory Economics (Parecon for short) at  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Re: Tracey and Jeffrey on Volvo April 12, 2005 5:51 PM

Tracey and Jeffrey propose boycotting Volvo cars because they're ugly.  While aesthetics are important, there are other reasons not to buy Volvo cars.  Volvo is part of the Ford family of brands (  Reasons to avoid all Ford brands are numerous, and can be found here:

Thanks to everybody who has contributed ideas to this discussion.
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 April 12, 2005 6:22 PM

I also vote Monsanto for long term on going environmental and health damage.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous How do you compare evil? June 07, 2005 1:42 PM

I choose monsanto on this one and it may be that I just know more about it and may be that it is currently being so heinous it is difficult to ignore...the problem is they are all so extremely dispicable that choosing just one was real difficult...  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 June 07, 2005 5:12 PM

Is there any way to boycott monsanto? Start a new thread if you want.  [ send green star]
Mitsubishi June 29, 2005 7:43 PM

Their natural resources division has denuded entire nations, they wanted to turn the much of baja california bay into a salt pan, eliminating the pacific humpback breeding ground.

This is all a shame cuz I REALLY like their sports cars !!

The boycotts ran from 1990 to 2000, I cannot find specific info about them but I it was one of the first corporations that I worked against.  We did all kinds of street theater.

I remember one time we cast a bunch of volunteers in a cement rain-forest, that was dramatic, but the cops were cool, they played grateful dead tapes for us.

From what I am reading, it maybe ok to buy one, but gee.. I dont have that wall street job anymore

List of successful boycotts, including mitsu

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 June 29, 2005 7:45 PM

My gut says --- Procter and Gamble--they have sucked for so LONG---but there are so many to choose from???? How does one choose???????   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Try Burma !!!! June 29, 2005 7:55 PM

Link to the latest news, they are really repressing these people !!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 June 29, 2005 8:05 PM

Um, yah, you are right--- they DO suck!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Mitsubishi and Burma June 30, 2005 4:52 AM

Well, from what I've heard about Mitsubishi, they are by far the worst of the major Japanese automakers, but I doubt you can really get much worse than the American Big Three.  If you're going to buy a car at all, I would say stick with one of the two or three most efficient models from Honda and Toyota (though no automaker is perfect). 

Burma (I believe it's called Myanmar now) does seem to be under a repressive government, and perhaps we could start a thread regarding such governments and how to take action against them.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 June 30, 2005 5:02 AM

Not sure if it's the same company, but MPM (Mitsubishi Paper Mills) has stopped using woodchips from old growth forests. Check in the Australian WIlderness Defenders group (TASMANIA).  [ send green star]
 June 30, 2005 5:09 AM

As I don't even have a driving license, I'm managing to boycott all car manufacturers and gas/petrol retailers!    [ send green star]  [ accepted]
ok, how do you get around ?? June 30, 2005 6:48 AM

Just curious, I know it can be a challenge to bike, walk, hitchhike

And buses, God help us there
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On Mitsubishi... June 30, 2005 6:53 AM

Mitsubishi must be behaving these days, I still cannot find any active boycotts.  We did mess with them in a big way, I cut my boycott, harrassment teeth on those buggers.

The other big name I can think of is an especially cruel and extensive contract testing lab in New Jersey.  HSI comes to mind, I have to look it up.

Because of the laws, there is no way for their clients to prevent using them, so no matter how much criminal abuse was heaped on them, they survived.

Banks and even the entire capitalist system boycotted them.. AR activsts can be down right scary.  But they surivive.

Linux is the answer to testing.. biological modelling in huge networks of LinuxBIOS powered PCs.

BTW Joel, I sent you an email ..

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 June 30, 2005 7:49 AM

I walk and use the underground/subway and occasionally a bus, to answer your question.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
i wish June 30, 2005 9:07 AM

i lived in an area that would make owning a car to be obsolete. as it is, the cities are built solely around the automobile, which does not leave much of a choice for alternative modes of transportation. if there was a reliable source of transportation, besides my car, i would be boycotting these ridiculous gas companies. in case any of you are wondering, i have never bought a car from a dealer. i bought my car from an independent used car dealer who has no connection whatsoever with the corporate world. so far, the companies i boycott are wal mart, coke, pepsi, kfc, mc donalds, star bucks, burger king, pizza hut, pretty much any fast food, barnes and noble, the only thing i buy at target is my kitty litter, and other places. i am guilty of going to best buy. i purchase my clothes at a fair trade store, the thrift stores are great for good jeans and sweaters. i try to avoid buying things from sweat shops, but sometimes it does not seem possible, such as in the purchasing of undergarments.

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WALMART June 30, 2005 4:08 PM


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Catherine . . . June 30, 2005 7:56 PM

Tell me about Barnes and Noble.

P and G and Folgers are at the top of my list right now.

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Huntington Life Sciences July 01, 2005 6:45 AM

Immeasureable Cruelty.. and the F*ckers wont die !!  No matter what we do !!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Proctor and Gamble...not doubt! July 01, 2005 7:03 AM

I've been boycotting them for...hmmm...11 years, now.  There are so many others, too.  Remember many companies are owned and affiliated with much larger ones.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
the meat industry, July 01, 2005 7:38 AM

no doubt about that, with 50 Billion slaughtered individuals every year (not including fish & birds!) the meat industry is far ahead on my boycott list!
Just in france, they cull 3 million individuals every day
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anonymous DISNEY July 01, 2005 11:50 PM

Man, I hate that mouse.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
The worst corporatiton ever July 14, 2005 1:17 PM

is the United States government .  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 27, 2005 10:36 PM

Walmart has banned this newspaper from their stores over an article they wrote:

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brian August 01, 2005 1:10 PM

looks like you are a mouse eater...

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Can we boycot August 01, 2005 8:23 PM

Petrol please !  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 01, 2005 8:24 PM

OK  [ send green star]
BushCo August 01, 2005 10:59 PM

'Nuff said?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 02, 2005 6:25 AM

One of my worst is McDonald's.  My brother worked there for three months as a maintenance worker.  Basically he was doing all the work there cleaning up the place, including cleaning out vats of hot grease, the parking lot, bathrooms, floors, etc.  The position he had was maintenance and the pay scale started at 7.00 an hour, or close to it.  HOWEVER, they put him as a Crew Member, which pays 5.15 an hour!  Those are the people working the cash register and frying burgers!   McDonalds encourages this so they don't have to pay their employees as much.  In addition, during review time, they are TOLD to give their employees "satisfactory" and nothing higher--anything higher, and a raise would be given. 

Of course, there's the issue of animal welfare and the content of the meat used there, but we're all well aware of that.  --Cheryl

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 August 02, 2005 6:34 AM

My choice - Lockheed Martin. Big "booms!" for big bucks (the tax payers usually)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
dr marten shoes August 22, 2005 11:27 PM

DR marten shoes for now being made in china, I ask everyone to email them when ever i see someone wearing thier shoes. I have worn dr martens ince 1991 and all of my shoes are dr marens. but now that they are made in china i can not buy them anymore  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 22, 2005 11:40 PM

You can start a new thread on that one if you want.  [ send green star]
For Your Consideration... August 23, 2005 12:34 AM

Corporate Responsibility at its Best!



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anonymous  August 23, 2005 12:37 AM

Thanks for the oxymoron.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 August 23, 2005 7:38 PM

Monsanto is EVIL!!!!

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 August 24, 2005 9:54 AM

Probably some of the worst are the ones that can't be boycotted, unless you have no modern appliances or amenities whatsoever.  Mining, for instance, is really bad, and this is compounded by the fact there's not a damn thing I can do about it.  Copper mining is bad for the environment, bad for people's health, and sometimes cyanide is used to leach out the wanted product from the ore.  I know I cannot boycott copper, because it's in virtually every electronic device, including this computer.   It bothers me to no end, because I want to do something, but what is there to be done?

On another note...who was the corporation responsible for getting the Love Canal area developed as real estate?   That's an awful corporation in my eyes.

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Halliburton August 24, 2005 10:07 AM

June 23, 1998: Future VP Cheney Raves About Caspian Sea Opportunities      Complete 911 Timeline


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British petrolium August 24, 2005 10:54 AM

it used to be call the iranian anglo oil company now it just BP.can we boycot that please and coca n peace - oh and tell your children ronald macdonald puts maggots in his burgers.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
for years now August 24, 2005 11:24 AM

I have been boycotting Coors beer for the way they treated gays and lesbians.
Now I boycott all liquor companies as well as the tobacco companies.
Anything that comes from the protected lands is also high on my list for not buying. Why, cause the animal's homes are destroyed for the sake of a few pennies a day.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Yeah...BP August 24, 2005 3:17 PM

They come off like they are so eco-friendly and they are one of the companies eye-ing the drilling in ANWR.  Bastards  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
It ain't easy August 31, 2005 3:25 PM

You shop in tiny local shops.  You buy fair trade whenever you can. 

You buy as much of your food as raw as you can, and cook it yourself.  If it can be eaten raw, do it, it is much better for you. 

Don't buy fruit juice, eat the fruit instead.  Buy only organic from organic farm shops. Grow your own food. 

Don't feed the cat.  Let it hunt instead.  It really won't hurt to let it get a bit hungry.  Then you can give it some real food.  How much money did Iams give your vet towards his nice bright new animal hospital?  Ask him, in the nicest possible way.

You make your own washing powder - well it is more of a gloop really. 

4 ltrs boiling water, grate 1 tablet of white soap into it and stir until dissolved.  Add 1 handful of soda crystals and leave it to cool.  Stir in 20 drops of essential oil.  Use 1 teacupful in the washing machine.  If you want to brighten your whites, use a tablespoon of white vinegar in the rinse.  It costs about 50 p, 75C to make. 

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I got carried away there August 31, 2005 3:33 PM

They are all evil.  boycott them all. 

Huntington life sciences are misguided and wrong.  Their experiments don't work.  But they aren't as bad as the people who are trying to kill them. 

Those people are the kind of people who don't care how many  people die for their beliefs.  They say "I am only burning you for the sake of your immortal soul"  What arrogance! What conceit!  What spite! They are in there with Monsanto, Coca Cola, Macdonalds, Walmart and the rest.

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 August 31, 2005 3:49 PM

good thread
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 August 31, 2005 4:32 PM

let your cats hunt native birds?  [ send green star]
 August 31, 2005 4:49 PM

 MAO!!!   somehow I knew that wouldn't escape your sense of humor.  Thank you, lol.  And, you would rather be reeling them in with your fishing tackle?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 31, 2005 4:53 PM

birds or fish?  [ send green star]
 August 31, 2005 4:56 PM

Sorry about that last comment.  I got caught up in the moment, I guess.  'Diver's comment just struck me as funny b/c of a previous discussion.  LOL, still giggling...(and I can use it today).   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 31, 2005 4:59 PM

either 'Diver, fish-birds.  Whichever blows your skirt up.  I'm easy to get along with    [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 31, 2005 5:00 PM

I see that. That's a great dog photo in your album.  [ send green star]
 August 31, 2005 5:04 PM

Does anyone want to tally the votes?  [ send green star]
 August 31, 2005 5:04 PM

I'd like to change my vote from McDonalds to Exxon.  [ send green star]
 August 31, 2005 5:43 PM

Thanks 'Diver.  I like your fish too  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
If they can fly, why not? September 01, 2005 2:27 PM

What's wrong with cats catching birds?  They are predators on the top of the food chain.  They prefer food they kill themselves.  My daughter's cat grew fat on rabbits.  To a cat, Iams is carrion!

They aren't my choice of pet, but they aren't as bad as Exxon, Macdonalds, P& G, Walmart, Pepsi and Coca Cola, Halliburton, Monsanto.  etc etc.

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 September 01, 2005 5:10 PM

Are cats native to the UK? Are the local animals adapted to living with such a skilled predator in such large numbers that gets fed and kept warm over winter?  [ send green star]
 September 01, 2005 5:18 PM

Also, a well fed cat will kill just out of instinct and not eat the animal it kills.  [ send green star]
the oil companies. September 01, 2005 5:39 PM

[Photo: the vessel aground in the shallow water of the reef.]

piccy no worky.

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 September 01, 2005 5:41 PM

I can see it.  [ send green star]
 September 01, 2005 9:48 PM

If bush's cabnet is made up of CEO,s   could we say homeland security is worst corporation ever, how can we rebuild New orleans if the port is closed to ships with imports from china!!!!!??????  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
read these chain store letters September 01, 2005 9:59 PM emailed all these chain stores and ask them if they sold USA made goods and how can i search their online stores for USA made good.....I like the one i got from American Eagle Outfitters  funny ......only one store could tell me on their web site i could search for USA made these companies too  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
here are my picks September 18, 2005 8:24 PM


Procter and Gamble




Let's face it, almost all corporations have skeletons in their closets.  And let's not forget the forms that audit them and defend them in court. 

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 September 22, 2005 7:45 PM

land developement companies 

any oil company (they're all equally bad)


 Maxxam lumber

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 September 22, 2005 11:58 PM

Shame this is just American companies - Anglo American Plc have been linked with a huge number of human rights infringements around the world. I'd like to have the option of voting for them.

Also, why do we constantly harass the companies rather than the people that own them? The corporation hides these individuals from public scrutiny - why do we go along with that?

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 September 23, 2005 12:05 AM

You can vote for any company you want, from anywhere in the world. We had a Mexican bank on here a while ago, and an Australian timber company.

We target the companies because that's what we are able to do. You are welcome to write letters to the people who run the companies and that sort of thing, but I think it is wrong to go too much further than that. The real reason these companies are doing what they do is not because they want to, but because the public is paying them to do it. It's the people paying others to do their dirty work (things they wouldn't do themselves) that are the problem.

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 January 04, 2007 3:21 PM

I am going to have to go with Walmart.
The number of lawsuites from employees is astronimical.  Many violations of labor laws and common decency.
The have forced many of thier suppliers to move manufacturing overseas.  Encourages employment abuses in other countries.
 Companies that refuse have been forced out of business.
They have used their economic power to dictate business policies to other companies.
Basicly, Walmart does anything and everything it can to increase its profits without any reguard for anything resembling ethics or integrity.
With sales in the US equaling 2% of the total US domestic product and being one of the largest companies in the world- Walmart not only abuses its own employess, Walmart pressures other companies to commit a wide range of abuses (anything to increase profits...) and has shown that they have the power to cripple companies who don't give in to Walmart dictating how they should run their business.

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 September 26, 2009 5:02 AM

MONSANTO - they win hands down in my estimate

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BP (British Petroleum) November 06, 2012 7:00 AM

British Petroleum is a vertical monopoly in violation of our laws.  It is given special allowances and allowed safety violations which resulted in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  It has failed to clean up after itself there.  We have little control over it.  They deserve a boycott.

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