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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:33 AM

7. Koch Indutries should be shunned and boycotted! And there's an app for it!

 

I just found it in the google play store - it's called "Koch Scanner". Just downloaded it and will give it a test drive. I'll let you know how it works.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012/06/18/microsoft-programmer-turned-democrat-politician-plans-anti-koch-brothers-smartphone-app/



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You didn’t know that, did you? Neither did Darcy Burner, a Democrat running for Washington state’s 1st Congressional District seat — but once she learned how many household products are manufactured by the conservative billionaires’ companies, she decided to take action.

“Our democracy has been bought and sold by people like the Kochs,” Burner said, citing the Citizens United ruling that allows tax exempt nonprofits like Americans for Prosperity, founded by David Koch, to donate anonymously in unlimited amounts to candidates and causes. “When I’m out talking to voters, they say they want a way to take action.”

At her recent Netroots Nation keynote address, Burner pitched her plan of action to an audience of progressive bloggers: a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe bar codes to check whether the Kochs, or other right-wing supporters, are behind a product on the shelves.

Harvard computer science grad Burner has some experience with all things tech herself: she spent years as a programmer at Microsoft and Lotus before entering politics. Her 2012 Congressional bid will mark her third attempt to represent a swath of suburban Seattle popular with fellow techies.

She put her expertise to use designing a mock interface for the app (above). Now she’s just waiting on the right team to build the back end.
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