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DUMP FIREFOX... or at Least Hit 'em Where it Hurts!
Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 04/09/2014 8:20:26 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

If disposing of a CEO for donating to an unfashionable political cause didn't repulse you enough to keep from using the (overrated imho) Firefox web browser, perhaps their online POLITICAL censorship will... or maybe you don't mind being told what you can read, either.



Mozilla Firefox users this week were finding articles pertaining to imploding 'progressive' WH causes/initiatives ('gender equality', 'war on women') 
blocked and substituted by leftist propaganda.
..

American Thinker:

Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. 

Here’s what Firefox said:

Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?).

This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is 
not consistent with Mozilla’s corporate values. 
May we suggest visiting another site instead?

Click anywhere to continue


Notice that there is the implication in the “This website” sentence that one cannot access this Red State article under Firefox before, indeed, allowing one to go to that Red State piece by following a link further down the page. This is a totalitarian move on the part of Mozilla Firefox but with a smiling facing – and a plausible deniability of censorship, nudging people to not access the site and also discouraging those readers who didn’t fully understand the written message from even attempting to click on the page...



I myself haven't used Firefox in years, and Safari is more than fine with me. But if you really must keep this browser, behold... it's easy to stay with Firefox yet still cost most of the (Google referral) revenue the product earns for Mozilla...

Fire Andrea Mitchell:
To really send the message to Google as well, make some other search provider, such as h your Firefox search provider by building a bookmark and using it. As good as Google is, they are the main source of Mozilla income, and so you want to cease using them while using Firefox until the message has been sent.
For those of you who love Google as I do for the quality of its search results, I suggest that you install an alternate browser just for Google searches, so no possible revenue stream reaches Mr. Eich’s tormentors that way. 

I'm using Midori — which is based on the Webkit engine rather than Mozilla’s Gecko engine. This lets me search Google without sending a dime to Mozilla. In addition, having a separate browser aids you in avoiding Google-itis, in which your gmail account becomes a nexus for knowing your habits...

It's about time patriots cut off doing business with major threats to our freedom like the PC Nazis at Mozilla-- the Techie Left is a great place to start in general, even California hippies are sick of them.

And its not just the left we should boycott:
Chamber of Commerce/Rove donors, you're next...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: boycott; firefox; free; redstate; speech

1 posted on 04/09/2014 8:20:26 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

***ping***


2 posted on 04/09/2014 8:22:29 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Stopped using the Google KGB long ago. Currently using Opera, but some items just don’t work on that browser yet. Need to check out other browsers mentioned.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 8:22:33 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Reaganite Republican

Dumped Firefox last week and tweeted Mozilla that I was just as intolerant as they.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 8:24:26 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: madison10

I was just playing around with this one

http://midori-browser.org


5 posted on 04/09/2014 8:24:26 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I’m going to play with Palemoon, which is based on Mozilla, but can be customized to specific requirements.

http://www.palemoon.org/

This isn’t because I think I can alter their liberal thinking, after all it *is* (still, sorta-kinda) a free country and I don’t expect everyone will agree with me, but because Firefox has been becoming increasingly unstable with memory leaks and other issues going unaddressed.

Thankfully, we have the freedom of choice.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 8:28:09 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Reaganite Republican

“Warning!

You appear to be using Mac OS X, and this application is not compatible with that system.

Continue at your peril.”

well i guess I wont be adding THAT particular browser


7 posted on 04/09/2014 8:31:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: bigbob
I started using Dolphin on my tablet and phone. Installed Palemoon on my laptop last night. So far so good.
8 posted on 04/09/2014 8:31:31 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Dump on all my home machine and also in office.

Shove it, Mozilla. Evidently you like the folks that do.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 8:31:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Reaganite Republican
It was a hoax (but drop Firefox anyway):

Update: Red State has admitted this is a hoax:

Firefox users: We sent you a little message today.

By: The Directors (Diary) | April 8th, 2014 at 06:41 PM | 74

Today, users of the Firefox web browser were given a message when accessing most of our Front Page content at RedState. They were told that this site could not be displayed, because of a conflict with the values of the Mozilla corporation, and they were suggested to visit another site.

We put that message up, because we wanted to remind people that the totalitarian impulse of the Mozilla corporation is real, and if you haven’t been Made to Care yet, you will be soon.

Send a message that you won’t take it lying down. Get another browser.

I deeply regret passing along a hoax, and am angry at Red State for publishing something that is untrue. Red State has lost my respect and any future presumption of credibility. They may also be hearing from Firefox's attorneys. This is an excellent way to scarifice a good cause in the name of sensationalism. Much though I hate it, I must hereby apologize to Firefox, and I blame Red State.

-Thomas Lifson, editor

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/04/firefox_expands_into_censorship.html

10 posted on 04/09/2014 8:33:18 AM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I see no reason to leave Safari anyway, fine with me


11 posted on 04/09/2014 8:33:34 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Redstate says THEY put it up:

We put that message up, because we wanted to remind people that the totalitarian impulse of the Mozilla corporation is real, and if you haven’t been Made to Care yet, you will be soon.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 8:33:50 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Pale Moon or Waterfox. Both are functionally indentical to Firefox, but not associated with Mozilla.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 8:35:34 AM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

“I suggest that you install an alternate browser just for Google searches”.

Better yet, use Startpage.com or duckduckgo.com as a search engine, as they search Google for you.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Reaganite Republican

Uninstalled Firefox yesterday. I don’t know how to set it up but there should be a “Dump Firefox” site where people can just click if they’ve participated.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 8:36:25 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Reaganite Republican

Safari is a fine browser.

i use a lot of em to check the code for web pages I build to make certain that everything works on as many browsers as possible.

come to think of it making SOME pages works STRANGELY when veiewed using FIrefox...might have some entertaining advantages


16 posted on 04/09/2014 8:41:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Reaganite Republican
This lets me search Google ...

There's your real problem. As long as you use Google, you are supporting their decision to force out Eich.

I heartily recommend ixquick. They do no tracking.

17 posted on 04/09/2014 8:45:59 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Gamecock

Thanks, I’ll try Dolphin too. The native Android browser also sucks ;-)


18 posted on 04/09/2014 8:47:15 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: madison10
I quit using Google last year and I'm now in the process of moving sixteen years of bookmarks around so I can dump Gestapo-Fox!
19 posted on 04/09/2014 8:55:15 AM PDT by Larry381 (The Media Have Become the Enemy of the American people...Pat Caddell)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I just changed my main home computer to Pale Moon and uninstalled Firefox (which I loved!) — it took literally 5 minutes and transferred over all of my bookmarks, my history, passwords and even my “persona” (the special graphic I had for the top and bottom bars of my browser. New default search is DuckDuckGo, that’s the only difference I can see so far. Will change over my tablet later if this works out well after a day or two of testing.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 9:00:59 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: Da Coyote

Ha ha, well put DC


21 posted on 04/09/2014 9:10:06 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: MeshugeMikey

SOMEbody’s thinking here...


22 posted on 04/09/2014 9:12:11 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: twyn1

Ping me on any opinions you may have, I have heard a lot about Pale Moon


23 posted on 04/09/2014 9:13:09 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Will do. So far, so good.


24 posted on 04/09/2014 9:19:13 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: twyn1

What’s Pale Moon?


25 posted on 04/09/2014 9:22:36 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Reaganite Republican
Imagine users of Firefox Browsers being treated to a different page or simply a different slant....on exiting pages?


26 posted on 04/09/2014 9:27:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: twyn1

Pale Moon is a Firefox-based web browser, it uses the same code but is not affiliated with Mozilla. It looks exactly the same on my computer. I think it only works for Windows, and some features (parental control is one) aren’t available. You can read more here —

http://www.palemoon.org/


27 posted on 04/09/2014 9:38:08 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: bigbob
I’m going to play with Palemoon...

i'm using Pale Moon too, but have noticed many more pop-ups.

28 posted on 04/09/2014 10:15:56 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Reaganite Republican

Even if you can’t personally dump firefox (because it’s needed for some addon or whatever) why not tell others it’s worth a try? Many people don’t know of the other options, such as Pale Moon. It uses firefox extensions but it does not support mozilla.org with ad revenue.


29 posted on 04/09/2014 10:27:49 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: twyn1

Works just like FireFox on Linux too.


30 posted on 04/09/2014 10:29:05 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Dr. Thorne

“Dumped Firefox last week and tweeted Mozilla that I was just as intolerant as they.”

Nope. You just dumped a browser. Mozilla completely ruined a man’s life. That’s the difference and why this is not just about “oh mozilla is now run by gays.” There will be gays all over the tech industry. Whatever. They just better not mess with us.


31 posted on 04/09/2014 10:35:49 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: CedarDave

I don’t think there’s anything for this guy, or for RedState, to apologize for. The “hoax” was well founded and intended.

I still use Firefox (am shopping around for alternatives), but think that having Conservative websites cut off access to Firefox users for a day or two in order to call attention to this fascism, would be just fine.


32 posted on 04/09/2014 10:37:21 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: MeshugeMikey

“Imagine users of Firefox Browsers being treated to a different page or simply a different slant....on exiting pages? “

That’s what Google does!

http://dontbubble.us/


33 posted on 04/09/2014 10:37:38 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: CedarDave

“It was a hoax (but drop Firefox anyway):”

I thought it was pretty obvious it was a hoax...

See, I actually get jokes on the web.


34 posted on 04/09/2014 10:39:23 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: Larry381
If you are moving to Safari (or - beware - Chrome), you can use Xmarks to upload your bookmarks from Firefox and to download them to Safari or Chrome.

But you probably know that.

35 posted on 04/09/2014 10:47:25 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Larry381
If you are moving to Safari (or - beware - Chrome), you can use Xmarks to upload your bookmarks from Firefox and to download them to Safari or Chrome.

But you probably know that.

36 posted on 04/09/2014 10:47:25 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: ari-freedom
Yep I understand...I meant....purposeful Parodying of one sort or another....

something like replacing Mrs Clintons Photograph with something,..... like this



all other browser users get the "normal" Mrs Clinton photo...Firefox users....get Benghazi Babe!
37 posted on 04/09/2014 10:48:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Scoutmaster

Thanks for the information scout.


38 posted on 04/09/2014 11:07:13 AM PDT by Larry381 (The Media Have Become the Enemy of the American people...Pat Caddell)
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To: bigbob

Palemoon is not only based on Mozilla but Owned by Mozilla. Not sure that is much of a protest, kinda like going from Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explore 9.


39 posted on 04/09/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Dr. Thorne

It wasn’t just Firefox, or Mozilla. It was Mitchell Baker.

She needs to be the face of this fascism. She did it, and should be the one sued personally, and protested personally.

Mitchell Baker.


40 posted on 04/09/2014 11:21:45 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: BubbaBobTX
Palemoon is not only based on Mozilla but Owned by Mozilla.

Utterly false. No one owns open source.

41 posted on 04/09/2014 11:25:18 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Last Dakotan
i'm using Pale Moon too, but have noticed many more pop-ups.

I have zero on either except for sites I have whitelisted. You do have popups disabled and Adblock Plus or similar installed, don't you?

42 posted on 04/09/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Last Dakotan

I’ve noticed more popups also even with the same ad blocking extensions.


43 posted on 04/09/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT by McGruff (Want to hurt Mozilla? Don't use Firefox's search bar. That is their money maker.)
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To: Last Dakotan
i'm using Pale Moon too, but have noticed many more pop-ups.

Go to tools, add-ons. Check your extensions and add ons. You will probably have to re inable them. Especially if you use Ad Blocker, Ghostery, and so on.

44 posted on 04/09/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I think that message was given because of the integration with AOL.

I have never received that message and I went to a bunch of “Right Thinking” websites to test it.

Still, with Google being the Patron of Mozilla and accounting for some 80%+ of Mozilla’s nearly $400 million in revenue, we are going to continue to be told the Internet, long considered the Wild West, is being fenced off by Google.

Funny. For a group of people who originally fought against corporatism and conformatity, we sure are being told how to think, what we can read and who we can associate with.

Think of Facebook and how they integrate with Google as well.

Put up something about guns “You’re Fired!”.

Put up something that might hurt the feeeeeeeeelings of 0.0000001% of the homosexual community and “You’re Fired!”

Use alternative browsers and search engines.

Besides, Google only touches 20-25% of the Internet.

There are plenty of other options out there.


45 posted on 04/09/2014 11:41:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: DPMD

Not just Mitchell Baker, but also that jackass CEO of OKCupid. The one who was later shown to have donated to “antigay” candidates and causes as well.


46 posted on 04/09/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Reaganite Republican

Still trying to figure out how boycotting a free product is going to affect anything.


47 posted on 04/09/2014 12:01:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Reaganite Republican
There is a simple solution that will allow you to continue using Firefox but cut off their money stream from you.

Install Ghostery. It will block ads, trackers, widgets, etc. It is completely customizable by website if you want. That way you can have the ads or widgets you want, where you want (say Amazon or whatever) but not anywhere else.

The price is right, FREE.

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48 posted on 04/09/2014 12:16:08 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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