Monday, October 22, 2007

How To Selectively Boycott A Foreign Country's Products Using Bar Codes (729 = Israel, 750 = Mexico)

One day, when visiting the Hal Turner website, I noticed a widget on the left side that identified the first three digits of a barcode as the country from which a product is imported. In Turner's case, he identified any barcode starting with the digits "729" as being of Israeli-origin.

Naturally, I wondered if this applied to other countries, particularly to Mexico, which has dumped so many of its surplus peasants into our country, or India, which has sent so many of their citizens here to steal jobs from Americans via the H-1B and L-1 visa programs. And I finally found a source,, which lists the barcodes from numerous countries. This site also provides us with a bit of history behind the evolution of bar codes.

Bar codes have become second nature. If you look in your fridge or pantry right now, you will find that just about every package you see has a bar code printed on it. In fact, nearly every item that you buy in a grocery shop, supermarket or superstore has a bar code on it somewhere.

Bar codes were first used commercially in 1966, but it was soon realised that there would have to be a common standard. By 1970, the Universal Grocery Products Identification Code (UGPIC) was written by a company called Logicon Inc. The standard was further improved and led to the Universal Product Code (UPC) symbol set. To this very day, this standard is used in the United States and Canada . In June of 1974, the first UPC scanner was installed at a Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio, and the first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's Gum.

The Universal Product Code was the first bar code symbology widely adopted. Its birth is usually set at 3 April 1973, when the grocery industry formally established UPC as the standard bar code symbology for product marking. Foreign interest in UPC led to the adoption of the EAN (European Article Numbering) code format, similar to UPC, in December 1976.

Currently, the United States and Canada use UPC bar codes as their standard for retail labelling, whereas the rest of the world uses EAN. Since January 1, 2005 all retail scanning systems in the USA must be able to accept the EAN-13 symbol as well as the standard UPC-A. This change will eliminate the need for manufacturers who export goods to the US and Canada to double-label their products.

The first 2 (sometimes 3) digits, which are called the “flag”, indicate in what country the bar code was issued. Here's a caveat, though: This “flag” does not tell you in what country the product was produced. Example below, from the Hal Turner website:

As the above display cycles, you can see the first three digits highlighted indicate that the product comes from Israel (729 = Israel). If you're more interested in boycotting products from Mexico, as many patriotic Americans are, look for barcodes which start with 750.

750 = Mexico

The country codes used are as follows (I've highlighted the countries I boycott):


00-13: USA & Canada
20-29: reserved for local use (shops/supermarkets)
30-37: France
380: Bulgaria
383: Slovenia
385: Croatia
387: Bosnia-Herzegovina
400-440: Germany
45: Japan
46: Russia
471: Taiwan
474: Estonia
475: Latvia
476: Azerbaijan
477: Lithuania
478: Uzbekistan
479: Sri Lanka
480: Philippines
481: Belarus
482: Ukraine
484: Moldova
485: Armenia
486: Georgia
487: Kazakhstan
489: Hong Kong
49: Japan
50: United Kingdom
520: Greece
528: Lebanon
529: Cyprus
531: Macedonia
535: Malta
539: Ireland
54: Belgium & Luxembourg
560: Portugal
569: Iceland
57: Denmark
590: Poland
594: Romania
599: Hungary
600-601: South Africa
609: Mauritius
611: Morocco
613: Algeria
619: Tunisia
621: Syria
622: Egypt
624: Libya
625: Jordan
626: Iran
627: Kuwait
628: Saudi Arabia
629: United Arab Emirates
64: Finland
690-692: Communist China
70: Norway
729: Israel
73: Sweden
740: Guatemala
741: El Salvador
742: Honduras
743: Nicaragua
744: Costa Rica
745: Panama
746: Dominican Republic
750: Mexico
759: Venezuela
76: Switzerland
770: Colombia
773: Uruguay
775: Peru
777: Bolivia
779: Argentina
780: Chile
784: Paraguay
785: Peru
786: Ecuador
789: Brazil
80-83: Italy
84: Spain
850: Cuba
858: Slovakia
859: Czech Republic
860: Serbia & Montenegro
869: Turkey
87: Netherlands
880: South Korea
885: Thailand
888: Singapore
890: India
893: Vietnam
899: Indonesia
90-91: Austria
93: Australia
94: New Zealand
955: Malaysia
958: Macau

977: ISSN (International Standard Serial Number for periodicals)
978: ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
979: ISMN (International Standard Music Number)


  1. "One day, when visiting"?
    Carl it wasn't just a one day visit. You visit the coward's site on a regular basis.

  2. Of course I visit Turner's site on a regular basis. However, he's hardly a "coward". Cowards don't lead rallies like Turner did at Kingston, Knoxville, and Kalamazoo.

  3. "Of course I visit Turner's site on a regular basis." You are preaching to the choir here. I see your posts.

    Yes, Turner is a coward. He is the type that would cry like a baby, urinate in his pants, lose his lunch and slip in his own feces if confronted with a (matched) one on one.
    He's like you, if it's not female or old there is no way he will stand up against an opponent unless there are more of his ilk standing behind, or should I say in front, of him.
    Oh, don't forget the fact the cops were keeping the crowds from kicking Turner and his rally of other crowards asses. Yes, if the authorities weren't there I'd say Turner wouldn't be here today.
    What a wonderful thought! Someday...

  4. With your mindset what are you thinking now that Barak Obama has been elected President. I personally am elated over the prospect of having this man in the White House.
    Thanks for the bar codes though. China is on the hit list because of their killer products on because they have colored skin.
    N. Cullum


  6. Sir, I am going to take a huge leap here and assume that you call yourself a Christian.

    Most Christians in America have no idea of what is really going on in Israel. We hear many different stories, even from pastors and church leaders, the media and other "nice" people. As Christians, we are called to rightly divide the truth and only then come to conclusions.

    As in the beginning of the life of Israel, found in your "Old Testament" Abraham had two sons, one from the slave woman, one from the covenant relationship. For more than 5000 five thousand years now, there has been problems between them.

    The problems we see going on in the world today have this root. Islam has only been around for the last 1400 years. Since Islam's beginnings in a dark cave that even Mohammed stated was full of demons, Islam has been bent on following the words of Mohammed from the Koran, which harbor a lot of jealousy and hatred toward Israel and toward Christians.

    Expansion of the new found "god" for Islam meant first killing all of the men in the tribes around them, raping the women and forcing them and the female children to slavery. No Jew is ever to be allowed to own property or raise himself above the rank of the lowest ranked Muslim in the community. They are to be continually humiliated and ashamed because of the unforgiveness that Islam has determined that "God" has against them.

    Islam forayed into every area of the world, killing, dominating, pillaging, raping and making slaves of any who refused to convert to Islam. There are now 45 of the 192 nation states belonging to the UN membership that have an average of 89% of their population, reading koran, hating Jews and Christians, continuing their expansion into all parts of the world to dominate for allah. Just ask the Christians in Iraq, or even Palestine how they have fared with the Muslims.

    Many have compared the goings on in Kashmir to be directly relevant to what is happening in Israel. The indigenous have lived through terror, Islam staking claims to their land, the men and boys killed, the women and girls raped and forced into slavery. the pacifist nature of the Buddists didn't allow them to fight back, Now they are barely hanging on in tent cities, while the Muslims enjoy their homes and farms. Yet, to listen to the media, all we ever hear is how those mean indigenous would try to make laws that would include their safety and well-being against the plans of the Muslims taking over!.

    The events that led up to World War II exterminated half of the world Jewry. No matter who denies that the holocaust ever happened, something happened to 6 million Jews. People were starved, experimented on, castrated and mutilated by these beasts who felt the "call of God" to wreak this scourge on the history of humanity. But with the end of the war and the annihilation of Hitler, their dream didn't die. It lives on. With the Ottoman Islamic rulership gone after World War I, the land they had dominated for the cause of allah was taken away from them. A portion of it was given to Israel. The muslims wouldn't hear of it, Jews cannot own land or prosper! The terror attacks we are so familiar with became an everyday occurrence and 80% of the land given to Israel was taken away and given back to the muslims, now the land of Jordan. But still the terror continued. More land was given at great cost to Israel, Jews gave up homes and land, schools and businesses that employed a huge portion of even arabs. Still the terror continues. It's supposedly Israel's fault the Arabs there can't find work! Billions and billions of aid money continues to stream to the Arabs to build themselves a state, but instead the money is spent on weaponry while the people starve. hey, let's blame Israel for that as well! It will not stop until they have succeeded in wiping every Jew off of the face of the earth or our Lord returns.

    Israel has built walls to keep Arabs from continuing the suicide bombing on their civilians. They now have to go through a checkpoint to first ascertain they aren't wearing or transporting explosives that are known to come from other arabs reading their koran and hating Jews, namely Iran. They kidnap civilians and soldiers, shoot babies and blow up families having dinner. Any time, any day, any where, any person is fair game to them. Israel has a right to protect herself.

    The Israelis want to live in peace, they do no experiments on humans, they have no plans of genocide as did the Nazis, only of survival. There are other ways for Gazans to come and go, like on the Egyptian side of Gaza, but Egypt doesn't want them either. Jordan kicked them out over a decade ago, for trying to overthrow their islamic government. Children as young as 3 years old are taught to fire weapons, then counted as innocent children when hurt or killed. How will you feel when they take over your schools in Alaska? They are quickly bullying their way into taking over America.

    Sanctions are brought against them in hopes they will stop, learn to tolerate Jews living on only 0.04% of Middle East lands, but the attacks continue. Israeli children are knived when stepping outside their home, children gunned down while attending school, moms and babies smashed by bulldozers, people ran over on purpose on street corners, bombs going off on buses and gathering areas, a continual rocket attack upon children for 8 years has 94% of the children and young adults suffering from PTS syndrome. Yet Arabs would have the world believe that everytime Israel fights back, they are just picking on them, bullying them.

    Islam has taken over so many Middle East and African countries, it is really hard to believe that they would deny Israel this tiny sliver of land, comparable to the size of New Jersey. Where does our God say to go along with this, even help them by writing such propaganda?

    As a Christian, you should also know that our God made promises to Israel eternally. They are described as the apple of His eye, and no matter what you have been told, read what your Bible says. Start with Romans 11. Blessed is he that blesses Israel; cursed is he that curses her. There is no end to this stated, it is the same today and tomorrow as it was yesterday. before you write any more literature for Shaitan, satan in arabic, please learn your facts.

    Your obvious loathing of Israel is not surprising nor is it difficult to understand. The tribes of Ishmael have hated the tribes of Isaac/Israel since God appointed Isaac’s line to be the chosen people. And the heights to which the Jewish people and that little strip of land next to the Mediterranean have risen have evoked violent jealousy from all the world’s lesser people ever since.

    You, sir, are one of the world’s lesser people – because the Jews have done nothing to invite your scorn. The Jews have raised the bar on science, mathematics, literature, music, agriculture, and military strategy, to name a few. But their military prowess has been developed out of a need to protect themselves, never to conquer neighboring lands. Perhaps you’ll recall that immediately after the 6-day war in 1967, Moshe Dayan planted the Palestinian flag on the Temple Mount, rather than claiming it – as he could have rightly done – for Israel.

    You believe the Israelis are wrong in their response to Palestinian aggression? But, in fact, it’s far more likely that the so-called Palestinian people are copying the unreasoned hatred and annihilative ambitions of the Nazis.

    One of Hitler’s “pals” was the then-Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, a Palestinian Arab Nationalist, who hated the Zionists, and who recommended a number of Arabs for Hitler’s Waffen-SS. In fact, Hitler reserved 10,000 Jewish children for his friend the mufti to have a hayday of torture with before mutilating and killing them all. This not to even mention that the arabs in the Middle East had already begun to build their own "concentration camp" for the Jews in Netzarim and other areas, in order to gleefully carry out allah's "orders".

    In addition, al-Husayni left his evil mark on the Jewish people by suggesting the concept of “final solution” to the Reich’s Fuhrer. And, in an effort to perpetuate hatred of Jews, al-Husayni nurtured a young relative to carry on his campaign of hate – a nephew, Yasser Arafat.

    You should be ashamed, and you should ask God for forgiveness – unless you hate Him, too.

    'Tricia Agnew