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RedState Follows TruthRevolt's Lead, Blocks Users of Firefox
Truth Revolt ^ | 4/8/2014 | Jeremy Boreing

Posted on 04/08/2014 6:54:33 PM PDT by markomalley

On Tuesday the powerful conservative website RedState joined the movement - started last Thursday by this publication - to protest Mozilla's decision to force out its CEO Brendan Eich over a personal donation he made over six years ago to a pro-traditional marriage campaign by blocking users of the company's hit web-browser Firefox. 

Visitors to the site were re-directed to a landing page where they were informed that RedState found itself in conflict with the values of Mozilla and suggesting other alternative browsers. 

"... 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."

Under the leadership of the formidable Erick Erickson, RedState is a leader in the conservative movement, and their action against Firefox will be felt at Mozilla. RedState's move comes on the same day that another conservative powerhouse, Dennis Prager, joined the call for a boycott of the company. 

TruthRevolt's original decision to block Firefox users was designed to mirror the effort by the dating site OkCupid, whose declaration that Eich and all opponents of gay marriage are their "enemies" led directly to Mozilla's decision to force Eich out.  While the effort helped lead to the worst customer feedback in Mozilla's history, no apology has been made for the company's handling of the situation. 

You can add your voice to the protest by signing our petition here



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: boycottfirefox; deletemozilla; eich; firefox; homosexualagenda; mozilla; palemoon; redstate; truthrevolt
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1 posted on 04/08/2014 6:54:33 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

So does Orbusmax.com.

http://orbusmax.com/firefox.html


2 posted on 04/08/2014 6:55:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: markomalley

Sweet, this thing is getting the legs it deserves.

Rush better jump on board soon, or he is going to look like an also-ran, or worse.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 7:06:26 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: markomalley

Is there one thing computer related that is “conservatively correct” Very little of what is here at our fingertips was created or controlled by conservative thinking people


4 posted on 04/08/2014 7:09:16 PM PDT by Figment
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To: markomalley

OKCupid needs to be boycotted as well.


5 posted on 04/08/2014 7:14:38 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: markomalley

The OkCupid site should suffer the consequences of their actions - stupid as they were. I’m really getting tired of these kind of creep shows though - just stop visiting these sites! It’s easy to do ya know... Not sure why any Conservative would ever visit this site anyway...


6 posted on 04/08/2014 7:20:23 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I know. I know.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 7:20:35 PM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: markomalley

Redstate can go to Hell.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 7:21:40 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: markomalley

Truthrevolt is obviously self-serving. Pathetic.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 7:26:10 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: markomalley

Let me say it again: Truthrevolt is obviously self-serving. Pathetic.


10 posted on 04/08/2014 7:26:57 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: markomalley

And again: Let me say it again: Truthrevolt is obviously self-serving. Pathetic.


11 posted on 04/08/2014 7:27:51 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Theo

Explain the self-serving assertion.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 7:31:07 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: markomalley

Winning this battle will send a powerful message concerning the strength of Conservative and Christian consumers.

Our foe is weak and wounded already. This is an extremely winnable battle if we can stay focused on taking down Mozilla.

Mozilla Falls to 3rd Place - Hits Lowest User Level Ever

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/mozilla-firefox-falls-to-3rd-place-hits-lowest-user-level-ever/


13 posted on 04/08/2014 7:33:45 PM PDT by Diago
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To: markomalley

Really, RedState Conservative? Who are they kidding! Just another Liberal Republican site trying to push their opinion.

Sorry, but RedState has long ago lost their Conservative ideals but of course they are still for Liberal Republicans (We call them RINO’S)!


14 posted on 04/08/2014 7:35:54 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Figment; markomalley; Balding_Eagle; Jack Hydrazine; Deagle; RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Is there one thing computer related that is “conservatively correct” Very little of what is here at our fingertips was created or controlled by conservative thinking people”

I was thinking the exact same thing...

Why are there no high tech firms that are conservative leaning?

Does conservative mean not-creative?

Does anyone have a clue as to why this reality exists?

Is it that most conservatives are older while most high tech firms are populated by young kids who naturally tend to be liberal?

And if so what can we do about it?


15 posted on 04/08/2014 7:40:23 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: markomalley

It also blocks PaleMoon, which is not Mozilla but shares a lot of coding. Thanks...

Somehow, I don’t see adopting Google Chrome as a blow for freedom!


16 posted on 04/08/2014 7:43:11 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: aquila48

Why do companies lean left?

Isn’t this the perfect example of why?

The left goes for the kill the other side wants to play nice.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 7:45:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: markomalley

I removed all things Firefox from my puter.


18 posted on 04/08/2014 7:45:37 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: markomalley; Mr Rogers
Blocking browsers is about as dumb as a conservative calling his website "Red".

This accomplishes nothing.

19 posted on 04/08/2014 7:48:40 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Mr Rogers
Somehow, I don’t see adopting Google Chrome as a blow for freedom!

No, but Chromium should be acceptable.

20 posted on 04/08/2014 7:49:20 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: aquila48

You seem to be confusing Conservative with computer programs or something... Beliefs are NOT computer related, that comes from beliefs...

Being computer related has no direct connection but I’d agree that today, seems that most ideas from the liberal community seem to be from the liberal groups. Could be that they only get recognition when they are “Liberal” but who knows? Self perpetuation it seems...

No is the answer to most of your questions but of course that will not stand, media involvement unfortunately seems to have final say these days.

Hollywood does seem to have greater influence these days than Congress.


21 posted on 04/08/2014 7:52:11 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Mr Rogers
It also blocks PaleMoon, which is not Mozilla but shares a lot of coding. Thanks...

I use Pale Moon and just went to Redstate. Even read the article about how they blocked Firefox.

22 posted on 04/08/2014 7:55:12 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: steve86

“Google’s intention, as expressed in the developer documentation, was that Chromium would be the name of the open source project and that the final product name would be Chrome; however other developers have taken the Chromium code and released versions under the Chromium name.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_%28web_browser%29

Who do you think funds Chromium?


23 posted on 04/08/2014 7:55:22 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Try going to http://orbusmax.com/firefox.html, which is still blocking Firefox. It blocks PaleMoon also.


24 posted on 04/08/2014 7:57:44 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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To: Mr Rogers
Who do you think funds Chromium?

Whoever feels like doing so. Anyone qualified may contribute development time to Chromium. It is not under Google's control. You can fork off source at any time and customize it. Chromium is to Chrome as Pale Moon is to Firefox.

25 posted on 04/08/2014 7:58:23 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Mr Rogers

I was able to load orbusmax from Firefox simply by changing the user agent to IE 8.


26 posted on 04/08/2014 8:03:59 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: markomalley

I just moved all of my bookmarks from FF to IE11.

I’d never really left IE, but, I had been using FF for about 98% of the time. Now, I’m pleasantly surprised about how much faster IE11 is, and how nice it looks compared to FF.

I’ll probably be using FF for the next couple of days, just to make sure I’m not leaving anything behind, then, I’ll be gone from FF forever.


27 posted on 04/08/2014 8:05:26 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: adorno
I just moved all of my bookmarks from FF to IE11.

Microsoft is about as pro queer marriage as can be. Did everything possible here in Washington State, along with Amazon, to get the fags documented.

28 posted on 04/08/2014 8:10:01 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

So does StreamingRadioGuide.com

It’s a directory of radio stations streaming on the internet

http://streamingradioguide.com/streaming-radio-shows.php


29 posted on 04/08/2014 8:10:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: markomalley

This is stupid piled on top of more stupid.

You don’t want my traffic, Red State? Okay, you won’t get my traffic, via FF or any other browser.


30 posted on 04/08/2014 8:14:37 PM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: markomalley

How to Change User Agent String in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=iw&ei=JrtEU7u2H-yizAHm4IGoDg&ved=0CAUQqS4oAg#q=Firefox%20change%20user%20agent


31 posted on 04/08/2014 8:16:12 PM PDT by Bobalu (Four Cokes And A Fried Chicken)
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To: markomalley

Redstate sux - went there once and the articles and posts were weak. Never went back.....no need to.


32 posted on 04/08/2014 8:19:58 PM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: Deagle

“You seem to be confusing Conservative with computer programs or something... Beliefs are NOT computer related, that comes from beliefs...”

You seem to be defensive... I never said what you just said.

I’m merely making a fairly obvious observation. If you disagree with it, please name three prominent software or high tech companies that, by any stretch of the imagination, could be called conservative.


33 posted on 04/08/2014 8:21:20 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Rome2000

“This accomplishes nothing. “

You’re right. We should all be like Boehner and just cry and cut a deal.


34 posted on 04/08/2014 8:32:34 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: markomalley

I don’t understand how this Mozilla boycott works.

Gays refuse to use it because one guy is for traditional marriage.
Normal people refuse to use it because one guy for traditional marriage resigned because he didn’t support gays.

So the people who use mozilla now, are they gay or traditional people?

How is one to determine which group has the most impact since both are boycotting. What’s the end purpose? to kill Mozilla? As I see it, both groups are in agreement.

I just don’t see how this boycott is productive.


35 posted on 04/08/2014 8:33:22 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: aquila48

“Why are there no high tech firms that are conservative leaning?”

Well, mozilla.org USED to be led by one...


36 posted on 04/08/2014 8:33:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: ari-freedom

You do have a point... even if he was “closeted” and fully recanted his “conservatism” as he walked the plank.

https://brendaneich.com/2014/03/inclusiveness-at-mozilla/


37 posted on 04/08/2014 8:40:52 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Mr Rogers
Try going to http://orbusmax.com/firefox.html, which is still blocking Firefox. It blocks PaleMoon also.

I've never been to Orbusmax. Apparently their web developers aren't as good as the developers at Redstate when it comes to knowing the difference between FF and PM. I barely ever go to Redstate. As long as FR doesn't block PM I'll be OK.

38 posted on 04/08/2014 9:02:53 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: GeronL
17 Why do companies lean left? ...

10/27/1989 - British conservative political commentator and journalist, John O'Sullivan (who currently resides in Decatur, AL), wrote the article below which was published in National Review.

O’Sullivan’s First Law
An eternal truth.

“Robert Michels — as any reader of James Burnham's finest book, The Machiavellians, knows was the author of the Iron Law of Oligarchy. This states that in any organization the permanent officials will gradually obtain such influence that its day-to-day program will increasingly reflect their interests rather than its own stated philosophy. …

,O'Sullivan's First Law: All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing. I cite as supporting evidence the ACLU, the Ford Foundation, and the Episcopal Church. The reason is, of course, that people who staff such bodies tend to be the sort who don't like private profit, business, making money, the current organization of society, and, by extension, the Western world. At which point Michels's Iron Law of Oligarchy takes over — and the rest follows.

Is there any law which enables us to predict the behavior of right-wing organizations? As it happens, there is: Conquest's Second Law (formulated by the Sovietologist Robert Conquest): The behavior of an organization can best be predicted by assuming it to be controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies. Examples: virtually any conservative party anywhere, the Ronald Lauder for Mayor campaign, and the British secret service. That last example is, however, flawed, since the British secret service actually was controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies in the form of Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt, et al. In which case, Conquest's Law should have operated to make M1-6 a crack anti-Soviet intelligence service of James Bond proportions. But these are deep waters. …”

39 posted on 04/08/2014 11:25:22 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: markomalley

sorry to burst your bubble but every single browser company lean left. All the big tech companies and internet giants lean left


40 posted on 04/09/2014 1:41:52 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: steve86
Microsoft is about as pro queer marriage as can be. Did everything possible here in Washington State, along with Amazon, to get the fags documented.

Did anyone at MS get replaced or fired because they supported traditional marriage and opposed same-sex marriage?
41 posted on 04/09/2014 6:14:26 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: Balding_Eagle

This article is published by Truth Revolt. And they are bragging about how great Truth Revolt is. They are patting themselves on the back, publicly. It’s embarrassing.

They blocked Firefox users from their site a couple of days ago, giving the explanation that they were standing in solidarity against the gay lobby.

Now they are bragging that another organization is blocking Firefox from accessing their site, and patting themselves on the back.

So it wasn’t really about standing for real marriage; their decision was simply a cynical act of self-promotion, taking advantage of a timely opportunity before anyone else thought to do so. If they had integrity, they wouldn’t be patting themselves on the back like this.


42 posted on 04/09/2014 7:16:21 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Mr Rogers

It also blocks PaleMoon, which is not Mozilla but shares a lot of coding. Thanks...

_______________________________________________________

Change the I.D. string in your configuration. You’ll have to search the help for how to do that. It is probably somewhere in “General” or something like that. I can’t be more specific since browsers vary SO much in the config menus.

You can also enter “about:config” in the location bar, but be VERY CAREFUL mucking about in there.

All you really need to know is that the browser sends the I.D. string and that you can change it.

Good hunting.


43 posted on 04/09/2014 8:42:31 AM PDT by Peet (The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle)
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To: adorno

You mean you think one person getting fired is more important that faggot ‘marriage’ legalized throughout an entire state? LOL get real.


44 posted on 04/09/2014 11:07:25 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: steve86
You mean you think one person getting fired is more important that faggot ‘marriage’ legalized throughout an entire state? LOL get real.

It's not about 'one person getting fired'. It's about the precedent that it could set. If a company can get away with firing a person for a political agenda, then, it would be justified in firing all others that show a similar agenda.

When it comes to "getting real", fact is that, 'faggot marriage' is already accepted and even legalized in many jurisdictions, and the time to fight the acceptance has probably already passed into history. Democrats alone were not enough to pass the laws that legalized same-sex marriage, which means that, there were enough people on the right of center that moved towards "acceptance". I would never vote for legalizing same-sex marriage, but, there aren't enough of us to stop it, unfortunately. The only consolation that I can think of, is that, it's still not marriage that can naturally produce offspring. It's still "unnatural" in that sense, no matter how many people or politicians or governments try to make it legal.
45 posted on 04/09/2014 4:38:07 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: Theo
If they had integrity, they wouldn’t be patting themselves on the back like this.

And if we had any integrity we who be praising them and patting them on the back for taking a stand that might destroy their small company.

Unfortunately, it appears that some here on FR have no reserve of integrity within themselves.

That's OK, WE can stand up for those who stand up for us against the homosexual lobby. Don't worry yourself over this. Crawl back under the bed.

46 posted on 04/09/2014 5:55:28 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

“Crawl back under the bed?” Really?


47 posted on 04/10/2014 7:26:09 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Theo

Yes, join the other children, let us grownup handle this.


48 posted on 04/10/2014 7:33:30 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Really? Slinging a personal insult at a FReeper who’s been here for 16 years? Simply because I point out that it’s embarrassing for Truth Revolt to pat themselves on the back over Red State’s decision to block FireFox? Do you not consider such grand self-congratulation to be kinda embarrassing, particularly in this instance?


49 posted on 04/10/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Theo

Here’s one reason what TR did is important and deserves our support: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3143092/posts


50 posted on 04/10/2014 7:37:07 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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