Geek & Political? Humanity Needs Your Info Crunching Gadgets & Aps for Activism

The Resistance Reports

March 9, 2017

When I was lived in San Francisco way back, in the 1980s, I shop for food at Safeway & at times, notice, Japanese executives, in business suit, obviously, not an employee of Safeway. And the Japanese went around food shelves, with pen and a paper, recording goods prices. Before I left San Franciaco  many years later, I noticed the Japanese, doing the same thing, but this time, they used a high-tech gadget, and gone was pen and paper.

I have no idea why they do that, probably related to research & trade, but I am just thinking, there is a “Boycott Movement” in America against Trump.

& I just thinking would be so great, if I had a high-tech gadget, affordable, to help me, “Boycott Products” tied to the Trump or related to Trump, when shopping.

For example, apart from Trump has many business, tied strongly to Trump is for example, Fox News, and a great many advertisers, advertise on Fox News Channel. So in effect, these advertisement and helping Trump. The for example, there are a great many GOP Congressmen, who are stout supporters of Trump, such as Mitch. And Mitch gate lots of donations from companies.

So would it not be great, if there was a Gadget, helps me when I shop, like for groceries, to quickly identify, which product is like advertise on Fox News or give campaign contribution to like Mitch.

There are already some Gadgets out there, not related to Trump, but other.

This activist, @GoodbyeKoch, trying get money away and out of DC politicians, and he welcomed activist, to use his “Computer Application” to automatically “Boycott Kotch” with Kotch being a business family, with business empire, all over, making money & a big chunk, goes into buying politicians.

This app by @GoodbyeKoch, said @GoodbyeKoch, can automatically, screen Kotch product advert, out of u cyber life.

There are already some ad, that helps boycott Trump, as in the following report by tech Crunch (source).

Americans gobsmacked by the outcome of the U.S. presidential election still have an opportunity to vote against Donald Trump with their wallets, and a new app from the Democratic Coalition Against Trump allows them to do just that.

The app, though fairly rudimentary in design, offers a searchable, alphabetical list of companies and businesses with ties to Trump’s business empire, offering a brief description for each. For what it’s worth, the president-elect has an unprecedented number of extragovernmental business ties, a fact that doesn’t seem to trouble him or his supporters one bit. He recently made headlines with the eerily Nixonian declaration that “the president can’t have a conflict of interest.”

Some of the businesses listed have more direct ties than others. Many of the clothing companies on the app for example made the list for carrying items from Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. Some of the companies are also easier to avoid than others; the average consumer might not have difficulties eschewing their Gucci shopping (the flagship store in Trump Tower), but kicking their Starbucks habit (which has locations in Trump Tower) may prove more challenging.

Notable tech-related companies making the list include Amazon (sells Trump’s line of menswear as well as Ivanka’s clothing, shoes and accessories), PayPal (co-founder Peter Thiel has been an outspoken supporter and donor of Trump’s), and Groupon and Sprint (sponsors of “Celebrity Apprentice”).

As Nate Lerner, Executive Director of Democratic Coalition Against Trump told The Huffington Post, “This app is a first step in our larger Boycott Trump campaign, which will feature a unified grassroots movement centered on holding companies and individuals that help Trump in any way accountable.”

So if you’re feeling helpless and afraid after the election as so many Americans are, the Boycott Trump app may provide some small piece of comfort knowing you’re striking a blow, however small, in a place that even someone as obtuse as the orange president-elect can grok: his pocketbook. Grabbing him by the purse, if you will.

Boycott Trump is free and available for iOS and Android.

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