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Comment Re: Seems like freedom of speech to me (Score 1) 195

You might be able to say things in public, but post on Twitter or Facebook or any of social media and it's quite possible that your commentary will be removed. The "right wing" isn't responsible for what happened in Cologne on New Year's eve. The "right wing" isn't responsible for women that are too afraid to go outside. No one is talking about shooting unarmed people except for the extremists sneaking in with the flood of economic migrants. Germany is poisoning Europe with its reckless immigration policies. We know in the latest attacks in Paris that at least one of them snuck in with "refugees" via Greece. Yes, people have reason to be afraid, and it is you who are ignoring the human rights of the German and European people.

Comment Re:No thanks (Score 1) 223

There's far more to the issue than religion. But that's not really relevant here. The problem is that someone was targeted for a political contribution. It could be a progressive cause, could be a conservative cause, could be something else. I prefer a strong boundary between personal life and work life, they should cross paths as little as possible. You ought to be able to leave work when you leave work.

Comment Re:No thanks (Score 1) 223

The uphill battle is in justifying why he wouldn't act on his beliefs in that position. Let's stop kidding around about this, there's no way any other CEO would be given as much credit as you're giving Eich.

There is no battle to be had. His performance as CEO should be judged on what he did as CEO. He shouldn't be taken out by a character assassination over something he did years prior. If anything, the furor should have been pointed atthe board that brought him in. He was already vetted. Mozilla should have a company-wide vote if they want their workers to have a say in the selection process. This was an attack by a special interest to take someone out in a way that would be newsworthy. It had nothing to do with Eich's ability to do the job.

If the workers are against it, they can donate to their cause or volunteer.

I just love your suggestion that personal wealth should be a factor in politics.

So volunteering is out then?

Take me, for example: I heard about Eich's promotion to CEO after he pulled that stunt and I uninstalled Firefox. His actions lost Firefox a user. I wasn't arm-twisted into it, I heard what he did, and I reacted accordingly.

That's funny. #uninstallfirefox was a backlash against his removal. There was far more noise generated by those angry over his removal yet Mozilla ignored that. Now look at their market presence. This was done by a vocal minority and it has cost Mozilla significantly. Firefox may not even be a thing in the not so distant future.

Your rationale swings both ways, incidentally. Those that supported Eich could have spoken up. The reality is that he was simply outnumbered. The irony of that in this context is downright amazing.

Conservatives generally don't speak up, and I'm not sure why that is. Perhaps they were too busy doing their jobs. This is a common thing in politics. The right goes to work during the day, the left goes to protest. It's difficult to judge numbers because of this. Regardless, Mozilla has lost a lot of market presence and I'm sure the backlash against Eich's removal is a significant part of it. So who is outnumbered now?

This whole thing is a good reason why people are anti-SJW. The SJW crowd took down a CEO and in the process, destroyed the business. Like I said, if the roles were reversed, I doubt you'd be in favor of what happened. Progress isn't coming out of the closet to stuff someone else into it.

Comment Re:No thanks (Score 1) 223

IMO, there was more outrage over what happened to Eich than there was in support of the social justice crowd. Mozilla surrendered to the vocal minority. I believe part of their decline has been due to distrust. As you said, Mozilla thinks that it's part of a social movement. For many, that means they can't be trusted. Considering that browsers see everything we do online, having a malicious organization behind the browser is far too risky.

I don't like this crossing of social issues with business, it's not going to lead to a happy place. Mozilla, above most any other org, should dedicate itself to being neutral to allow for an open discussion of ideas. It's such a fail.

Comment Re:Congratulations, guys! (Score 1) 442

The more bizarre ones are things like prescription drugs. Hey doc, can I get some of what that happy bouncing bubble on TV is taking? It seems odd to me that the ads are directed at patients who can't purchase them directly. I know doc, you went through many years of med school and continuing education and all that, but the TV said this drug could fix everything! It's so f'd up.

Submission + - Ex-Mozilla CEO Eich working on a new browser: Brave (

OhPlz writes: It looks like we may have a new option in the browser war which comes at a perfect time. Firefox is infested with feature creep, Chrome and Edge are too corporate. The rest? A mixed bag.

"The new Brave browser blocks all the greed and ugliness on the Web that slows you down and invades your privacy. Then we put clean ads back, to fund website owners and Brave users alike. Users can spend their funds to go ad-free on their favorite sites."

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