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Conservative activist launches boycott of Firefox browser
American Thinker ^ | 04/05/2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 04/05/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Ben Shapiro of the website TruthRevolt isn't taking the actions of gay activists who forced CEO Brenden Eich out of his CEO position at Mozilla lying down. In fact, Shapiro has called for a boycott of Mozilla's Firefox browser as a way for conservatives to show their displeasure with the outrageous intolerance demonstrated by gay activistis.

Washington Times:

Conservative activist Ben Shapiro is leading up an online charge of fellow political compadres to boycott the browser Firefox — an outraged response to the Mozilla chief’s departure from his CEO role due to gay rights’ protests.

Former CEO Brendan Eich, who’s been with Mozilla since its creation and actually helped found the company’s charitable offshoot foundation in 1998, announced this week he’s stepping down from the role over a flap generated by a $1,000 donation he made to a California campaign that sought to ban same-sex marriage in the state.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benshapiro; boycottfirefox; boycottmozilla; brendaneich; california; eich; firefox; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; mozilla; truthrevolt
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1 posted on 04/05/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Shapiro’s petition has already garnered nearly 5 times the number of signers originally set as a goal.

You can sign the petition here:

http://www.truthrevolt.org/petition/stop-mozilla-firefoxs-discrimination-against-conservatives


2 posted on 04/05/2014 9:15:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: SeekAndFind

It came off my computer yesterday. It hurts because my Microsoft browser doesn’t do radar on the Weather Channel.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 9:18:54 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Free Republic could block users using Firefox.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 9:19:05 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This need not be defined as a discrimination of conservatives. This crosses political lines and needs be a boycott on discrimination, period. This isn’t about politics, religion or any one thing. It’s anti-1st amendment and anti-freedom.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 9:19:13 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind

Nobody needs to lead the revolt. It has already metastasized on their own website. Negative comments are over 100 to one against Mozilla and Firefox and people are dropping it in droves.

Mozilla will end up being used only by Gay Nazis. Even homosexuals are fed up with the homo-Nazis.

https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/?page=3


6 posted on 04/05/2014 9:19:19 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: ponygirl

LOL !


7 posted on 04/05/2014 9:19:42 AM PDT by tomkat (proud white Constitutionalist, with neither guilt nor apology)
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To: SeekAndFind
Also be sure to let Mozilla know how you feel:

Submit feedback

...and also check out some of the other responses:

Feedback responses

8 posted on 04/05/2014 9:21:00 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: P-Marlowe
Feedback counter's currently at  20,758
9 posted on 04/05/2014 9:21:24 AM PDT by tomkat (proud white Constitutionalist, with neither guilt nor apology)
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To: SeekAndFind

bookmark


10 posted on 04/05/2014 9:22:02 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: P-Marlowe

A FReeper said yesterday: companies need to stop reacting to insulted gays because doing so pisses off all the OTHER people, and now everybody hates you.

Win-win for the Lavender Mafia.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 9:23:42 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: SeekAndFind

"Us gay foxes are planning to take over the world!"

12 posted on 04/05/2014 9:24:11 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Starstruck

http://www.opera.com/


13 posted on 04/05/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: GOP Poet

Bttt


14 posted on 04/05/2014 9:24:39 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: ponygirl; Jim Robinson

Jim, any plans for FR to follow suit?


15 posted on 04/05/2014 9:27:04 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: SeekAndFind

This incident proves again why inside the body of every leftist beats the heart of a fascist. Jonah Goldberg was exactly right in his book “Liberal Fascism” why the drives and goals of leftists, no matter how well-intentioned or ill-intentioned, leads to fascism/totalitarianism. Everybody must think and act the same. If you believe there’s something wrong with males jamming their members into the anal orifice of other males, then there’s something wrong with you, and we must shut you up or maybe even jail you. We might have to eventually liquidate you in the name of “social justice.”


16 posted on 04/05/2014 9:27:06 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Starstruck
...my Microsoft browser doesn’t do radar on the Weather Channel.

It was recommended to me that those who use the Windows XP or Vista operating systems NOT use the outdated Internet Explorer, for many reasons. It's okay to use IE11 on the Windows 7 operating system.

It's going to be hard to make a political statement stick because Firefox, even still today, is one of the best browsers for various operating systems, IMnotsoHO.

R2z
17 posted on 04/05/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SeekAndFind
Before anyone boycotts Firefox as their browser those who are of the conservative mindset and ideology need to build a browser for conservatives.
Surely there are people out there who know the ins and outs of technology that can build a web browser for conservatives.
Give conservatives a alternative to Firefox.
Sorry, I do not even feel good or safe about going to Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Safari, Google Chrome.
All of them track you.... all of them.
Perhaps ? this is a ploy to get conservatives to drop Firefox and go to a browser to track them ?
Come on Conservatives with the know how ? build us a new web browser for conservatives that is even safer than Firefox.
18 posted on 04/05/2014 9:29:23 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind
This boycott is missing the point.

Take the route that Duck Dynasty and Chick Fil A did: Calmly state your beliefs and refuse to back down.

19 posted on 04/05/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Cicero
That's what their agenda is..... and there was a popular song back in the 70's from the rock group Queen, " We are the Champions "
Whether anyone wants to believe it or not, that's what that song was about, the militant homosexuals...
20 posted on 04/05/2014 9:31:41 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Edward Teach

Thanks for posting the links. I’m surprised Mozilla even leaves that customer feedback page up there. Once a company gets involved in a situation where people are unhappy over something that his no direct relationship to the company’s products and services, that kind of web portal really causes nothing but serious damage to the brand.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 9:36:00 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: American Constitutionalist
Whether anyone wants to believe it or not,...

It was pretty much thought to be so at the time by those I was around. On the radio, when the song played, folks in the car would sing "You are the _________!!!" Fun times.
22 posted on 04/05/2014 9:37:14 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: American Constitutionalist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_(web_browser)
&
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_(web_browser)#Privacy_and_security


23 posted on 04/05/2014 9:40:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Actually, I think you are missing the point on this one. In the case of Chick-Fil-A, the company was the target of the attack because of its leader's conservative credentials ... and therefore became the subject of a "buy-cott" by conservative supporters.

In the case of Duck Dynasty, the threat of a massive loss of viewers (i.e., a BOYCOTT) is what made A&E back down.

Brendan Rich is today's version of Phil Robertson. And Mozilla is the new A&E. Hence, the boycott of all Mozilla products.

24 posted on 04/05/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: American Constitutionalist

Well Freddie Mercury won that battle didn’t he? Died of anal poisoning. Quite the champion.


25 posted on 04/05/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Sorry ... that’s Brendan Eich, not Rich. LOL.


26 posted on 04/05/2014 9:41:48 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Can we get conservative websites to do what OKCupid did and show a nag message?


27 posted on 04/05/2014 9:47:30 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: carriage_hill

Thanks, I installed it and the radar works.


28 posted on 04/05/2014 9:47:52 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: ponygirl
Worms and Aids.... EWWWuuuuuu.... yuk....

I truly believe that homosexuality is a demonic infestation...
I remember either seeing on the 700 Club, or some video on Youtube that someone had a vision, or dream about seeing the devil, or satan, and that he was full of rotting flesh, his body was covered in stinking mold.....
Did you know ? that mold causes cancer ?
Black mold is very toxic, causes all kinds of health problems..
But, yeah, this person had a vision or dream about the devil and his body was all stinking mold...
29 posted on 04/05/2014 9:48:04 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind

The MOLD GAY MAFIA.... Lucifer’s Army...


30 posted on 04/05/2014 9:48:46 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Starstruck

I’ve been using it since 2009; there’s not much it can’t/won’t do for you. Speed Dial is very slick. And lots of options on the Toolbar.


31 posted on 04/05/2014 9:52:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill
I just started using Opera (finally a boycott of something I was actually using). My only complaints so far are than I can't import and organize my IE or Firefox bookmarks and can't make Duck Duck Go my default search engine.

It actually solves another problem I had with IE 11 that made me switch to Firefox in the first place. IE 11 was opening blank pages when I'd click on certain links.

32 posted on 04/05/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: SeekAndFind

Firefox has sucked for quite some time. This made the decision to chuck it once and for all much easier.


33 posted on 04/05/2014 9:54:34 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark


34 posted on 04/05/2014 9:59:46 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m wondering if homosexuals know how bad this looks for them? It seems that rabid leftists that are racing themselves to the bottom for tolerance pushed this crap.


35 posted on 04/05/2014 10:00:24 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: Alberta's Child
Brendan Rich is today's version of Phil Robertson

Not really. Robertson didn't resign and then apologize to those who were supposedly offended.

Eich took his golden patachute and bailed. He didn't take a moral stand for what he believed. I'm sure his severance package inured a keep your "bigoted" mouth shut clause.

36 posted on 04/05/2014 10:02:54 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have been using Opera and I like it. I changed it over to my default for all programs yesterday. Less jerky than fagfox was.


37 posted on 04/05/2014 10:04:09 AM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: P-Marlowe
I see your point. I was looking at this in a different context.

Eich isn't really the issue here ... it's the principle at stake. A boycott of Mozilla isn't the same as a boycott of A&E because there's no similarity between the two "remedies" that principled conservatives should be looking for.

In the case of A&E, the message was clear: Get Phil Robertson back on the air, or we're turning off your station.

In the case of Mozilla, there's no similar remedy because Eich would have no compelling reason to go back and work for the bastards that run the company. He took the money and ran -- which is exactly what he should have done because there's no way in hell he would have been able to work in that position anyway. The "remedy" in this case is to drive Mozilla out of business so it doesn't matter who the 'effing CEO is.

38 posted on 04/05/2014 10:09:25 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: hometoroost
My only complaints so far are than I can't import and organize my IE or Firefox bookmarks

That's the complaint I have against the browser. I got so frustrated with it I uninstalled it and went to Safari instead. It's a bit hinky but I can handle it.

39 posted on 04/05/2014 10:13:26 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Edward Teach
Just removed Firefox from 4 computers... Opera is just as good and has Lastpass and Ghostery in case anyone wants to help make them #2 browser... http://www.opera.com
40 posted on 04/05/2014 10:17:16 AM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: ponygirl
Free Republic could block users using Firefox.

Easy enough for Firefox users to change their user-agent strings to impersonate another browser. Firefox isn't a commercial product for home users - it's not like a boycott will hurt sales. I think it'd be more effective to stay a user and let Mozilla know that a large contingent of users aren't happy with the decision to force Eich out.

That said, Mozilla's decision to meddle in private political choices is a disgrace. California voter initiative laws need to be changed to prevent disclosure of donations under, say, $5000 to prevent this kind of gangsterism. And if Mozilla has an ounce of collective integrity, it will re-instate Eich and apologize for punishing a private citizen over his private political views.

If they want to force him out for creating Javascript, that's another story.
41 posted on 04/05/2014 10:19:17 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Too late. He already resigned.


42 posted on 04/05/2014 10:19:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: ducttape45

I just noticed that there is an Opera shortcut on my desktop labeled “Bookmarks.” I clicked on it and it opens a page with all of my old IE bookmarks on a web page sorted by folder. I can search the page and find the bookmarks. Not exactly convenient but not entirely useless. I will give Safari a try too.


43 posted on 04/05/2014 10:20:48 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: hometoroost

I never saw that shortcut, but I didn’t look for it either. Maybe I’ll install it one more time and see if I have one too.


44 posted on 04/05/2014 10:23:12 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: hometoroost

Up at top left toolbar...

File > Import/Export... it’s all there.

Right side, drop-down search engines... Manage Search Engines, specify what you want.


45 posted on 04/05/2014 10:25:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ilgipper

Not anti-first amendment OR freedom as it isn’t government action so the First Amendment does not apply. It’s a private issue. That being said ... I certainly signed the petition.


46 posted on 04/05/2014 10:26:54 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ducttape45

Opera:

Up at top left toolbar...

File > Import/Export... it’s all there.

Right side, drop-down search engines... Manage Search Engines, specify what you want.


47 posted on 04/05/2014 10:28:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Palemoon.

Firefox-compatible, but independent of Mozilla.org

http://palemoon.org


48 posted on 04/05/2014 10:31:36 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Alberta's Child

Firefox is toast. There are too many alternative browsers. I used Firefox exclusively ever since it first came out. But not anymore. We are not alone. Even liberals are dropping Firefox over this issue.

Forcing Eich to resign was the stupidest corporate decision I have ever seen. The employees who called for his resignation will soon be joining the ranks of the unemployed. Eich took the money and ran. These idiots will have no money to take.


49 posted on 04/05/2014 10:33:11 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just completed the deletion of Firefox. What a pain. But it had to be done.


50 posted on 04/05/2014 10:33:29 AM PDT by aimhigh (John 14:21)
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