Remove Google From One’s Life

Remove Google From One's LifeWe received this missive about how to remove Google from one’s life from Dax the Duck of Paoli-based DuckDuckGo.

We are going to share it with you.

Remove Google from your life? Yes, it can be done!

Google trackers have been found on 75% of the top million websites. This means they are not only tracking what you search for, they’re also tracking which websites you visit, and using all your data for ads that follow you around the internet. Your personal data can also be subpoenaed by lawyers, including for civil cases like divorce. Google answered over 100,000 such data requests in 2016 alone!

More and more people are also realizing the risk of relying on one company for so many personal services. If you’re joining the ranks of people who’ve decided Google’s data collection has become too invasive, here are some suggestions for replacements with minimal switching cost. Most are free, though even those that are paid are worth it — the cost of not switching is a cost to your personal privacy, and the good news is we have a choice!


Google Search -> DuckDuckGo (free)
Let’s start off with the easiest one! Switching to DuckDuckGo not only keeps your searches private but also gives you extra advantages such as our bang shortcuts, handy Instant Answers, and knowing you’re not trapped in a filter bubble.

Gmail, Calendar & Contacts -> FastMail (paid)
We host addresses on FastMail, an independent, paid service that also includes calendar and contacts support across all devices. There are also several ways to get encrypted email between trusted parties by integrating PGP encryption tools. Even more private email alternatives are ProtonMail and Tutanota, both of which offer end-to-end encryption by default.

YouTube -> Vimeo (free with paid options)
For videos that are only on YouTube (unfortunately, a lot), you can search for and watch them on DuckDuckGo for better privacy protection via YouTube’s “youtube-nocookie” domain. If you’re creating and hosting video yourself, however, Vimeo is the best-known alternative which focuses on creators.

Google Maps -> Apple Maps (free), OpenStreetMap (free)
For iOS users, Apple gives you an alternative built in via Apple Maps, so no installation is necessary. For wider device support, check out OpenStreetMap (OSM) which is more open, though may not have the same ease-of-use or coverage quality as Apple Maps.

Google Drive -> Resilio Sync (free with paid options)
Another service we use internally, Resilio Sync, provides peer-to-peer file synchronization which can be used for private file storage, backup, and file sharing. This also means your files are never stored on a single server in the cloud! The software is available for a wide variety of platforms and devices, including servers.

Android -> iOS (paid)
The most popular alternative to Android is of course iOS, which offers easy device encryption and encrypted messaging via iMessage by default. We also have tips to increase privacy protection on your iPhone or iPad.

Google Chrome -> Safari (free), Firefox (free), Brave (free)
Safari was the first major browser to include DuckDuckGo as a built-in private search option. A more cross-device compatible browser is Mozilla’s Firefox, an open source browser with a built-in tracker blocker in private mode. Brave goes one step further with tracker blocking switched on by default. There are also many more browsers that come with DuckDuckGo as a built-in option.

Blogger -> Ghost (paid), WordPress (free with paid options)
Ghost is both a hosted (paid) and self-installable blogging platform, tracker-free by default and run by a non-profit foundation. We like it so much we use it for our own blog! A free alternative is WordPress, powering an estimated 25% of the world’s websites. It’s also available both for self-installation and as a hosted service with no third-party trackers by default. The community is huge with extensive multilingual documentation and many themes to choose from.

Google Hangouts -> Zoom (free with paid options), (free with paid option)
Zoom is a robust video chat alternative we use internally that works well even for large numbers of participants, though requires software to be installed. A web-only alternative is which doesn’t require an account — just go to the website to open a chat room and you’re ready.

Google Allo -> Signal (free)
There are several services offering private messaging but, as we’ve mentioned before, Signal gets our recommendation. It offers free, end-to-end encryption for both messages and private calls. It’s also recommended by Edward Snowden and renowned security expert Bruce Schneier, among others.

As you can see, moving away from Google needn’t be hard. In fact, you might find you prefer the alternatives while also getting better privacy!


Remove Google From One’s Life


Lawrence County 9/11 Rally Went Smoothly

Lawrence County 9/11 Rally Went Smoothly — Lynette Mountain tells us that the long-planned — and strangely long-fought — rally in New Castle, Pa. to  commemorate victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack went off without a hitch.

Lawrence County had refused to grant a permit unless the rally organizers agreed to indemnify it for possible damages done by counter-protestors.

The county never granted a permit but the organizers Bikers for Trump (Boots on the Ground), and Bikers for America sought a federal injunction allowing it to take place.

Lynette says about 70 persons attended and only one pathetic counter-protestor.

An underlying issue is the disputed sale by the state of the former New Castle Youth Development Center to HIRA Educational Service, a questionable Islamic group based in New Jersey.

Some officials were calling the rally “anti-Muslim.”

Lawrence County 9/11 Rally Went Smoothly

Lawrence County 9/11 Rally Went Smoothly

Lawrence County Fights 9/11 Rally To Appease Muslims?

Lawrence County Fights 9/11 Rally To Appease Muslims? — A rally to commemorate 9/11 in being stonewalled by Lawrence County, Pa. officials.

The event, scheduled for noon to 3 p.m., tomorrow, Sept. 9 in New Castle, is not being granted a county permit unless the organizers agree to indemnify the county for damages even if done by counter-protestors.

According to Lynette Mountain of Bikers for Trump (Boots on the Ground), her group along with Bikers for America have been planning the event for months to memorialize the 3,000-plus citizens and first responders who died in the 2001 terrorist attack.

She says they have obtained a city permit but the county will not grant one unless the organizers agree to the rules passed Wednesday.

Ms. Mountain says the organizers have sought a federal injunction against the just-passed rules and will hold the rally regardless. She expects attendance to be only between 50 and 100 persons.

She said an underlying issue is the disputed sale by the state of the former New Castle Youth Development Center to HIRA Educational Service, a Islamic group based in New Jersey.

HIRA had the high bid of $400,000 for the  140-acre site in Shenango Township. Issues have been found regarding HIRA —   company claims only one employee working in an apartment in Newark, New Jersey, and has not reported income of more than $50,000 in each of the past three years — and the site is being re-auctioned.

Ms. Mountain said her rally is being called “anti-Muslim” by some officials.

Lawrence County Fights 9/11 Rally To Appease Muslims?


Lawrence County Fights 9/11 Rally To Appease Muslims?





Delaware County Patriots 2017 Picnic

Delaware County Patriots 2017 Picnic — The Delaware County Patriots annual group picnic is 1 – 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10 at Pavilion 17 in Ridley Creek State Park.

There will be sandwiches, drinks and cutlery.

Candidates for state and federal offices are expected to attend.

A $5 donation is requested and appreciated.

Please RSVP by emailing .


Delaware County Patriots 2017 Picnic

Devil Loses In Georgia Again

Devil Loses In Georgia Again

The devil went down to Georgia
He was lookin’ for a seat to steal
He was in a bind
‘Cause he was way behind
And he was willin’ to make a deal

When he came upon this young man
Wiping his nose and picking his snot
And the devil jumped
Up on a Starbucks booth
And said, “boy, let me tell you what

I guess you didn’t know it
But I’m a Democrat too
And if you’d care to take a dare, I’ll do a favor for you

The boy said, “my name’s Jonny
And I like the way that sounds
Let’s fill the hole
Who needs a soul
Let’s turn this thing around.”

The devil opened up his case
And he said, “I’ll start this show.”
And the media came swarming down
And Hollywood was aglow.

It looked it was a sure thing
Morning Joe made an evil hiss
And Rachel Maddow joined in
And it sounded something like this

When the devil finished
Jonny said I got this thing won
Everybody hates Trump
The voting is already done.

But the voting hadn’t started
The Donald’s more popular than some think
And the night was quick
And Handel won in an almost easy blink

The devil bowed his head
Because he knew that he’d been beat
And gave a kick to Jonny’s butt
With one of his cloven feet

Jonny said “Hey, you were the one with fix
I did my best
So I failed the test
I don’t even live in District 6.”

Devil Loses In Georgia Again

Devil Loses In Georgia Again

Britain Got More Conservative?

Britain Got More Conservative?

Britain Got More Conservative? — Call it WINNING. Last night’s election in the United Kingdom saw the well-heeled establishment Conservative Party lose its absolute majority albeit it remains the largest party in Parliment at 317 seats versus 261 for second place, well-heeled establishment Labor.

326 seats are needed to form a government.

It appears they are going to get them from the Northern Ireland-based Democrat Union Party. While the DUP wants an open border with the rest of Ireland, it does want out of the European Union. It also opposes abortion and gay marriage and is skeptical of global warming.

It is very likley that Britain just got more conservative.

Britain Got More Conservative?


Russ Diamond Visits Delco

Russ Diamond Visits Delco
Russ Diamond

Russ Diamond Visits Delco — State Rep. Russ Diamond will address the Delaware County Patriots, 7 p.m., Monday, April 17, at the Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall 19008.

Diamond, a Republican who represents the 102nd District, might be best known as the man who started the PaCleanSweep movement after state legislators voted themselves a pay raise in 2005 during a midnight season. This resulted with numerous high ranking officials being removed from office.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A sandwiches and other refreshments will be served.

RSVP here.

Five dollar donations are requested for those who attend.

Russ Diamond Visits Delco

Independence Hall Foundation Endorses Health Act

Independence Hall Foundation Endorses Health Act — After agonizing deliberation, the 12-member board of the Independence Hall Foundation is announcing, today, (March 24)  its support for the American Health Care Act–with reservations.

“President Trump’s recent ultimatum suggesting that today may be the last opportunity to repeal ObamaCare has given greater urgency to the passage of this bill,” said Foundation spokeswoman, Teri Adams.

“For years, our organization has strenuously opposed ObamaCare, in every aspect, and we welcome the opportunity to replace it with free markets solutions–such as Health Savings Accounts and insurance competition across state lines.

“While the AHCA doesn’t achieve all of our immediate objectives, it’s a good first step in a three-pronged approach.

“AHCA eliminates the detested ObamaCare mandates (employer and individual); repeals taxes on insurers, medical devices manufacturers, and pharmaceuticals; reduces costly federal subsidies; encourages Health Savings Accounts; gives states more flexibility and control–especially in relation to Medicaid; and ends funding for Planned Parenthood,” said Ms. Adams.

“The architects of this legislation have promised a follow-up to this bill which includes two additional phases. Phase 2 would entail action on the part of the administration to initiate regulatory changes and provide the states with even greater administrative flexibility.

“The final phase, Phase 3, is the one we greatly support but have reservations regarding the will of Congress to enact at a future date–and that involves allowing health care insurers to compete across state lines.

“In order to achieve this objective, such a bill would have to clear a 60-vote filibuster proof majority in the Senate and we’re not confident that the votes are there.”

“All in all, though, we can’t keep second-guessing Congressional leaders and the Administration. We must act.

“We trust they have brought forth this legislation in good faith. Let’s pray it succeeds–for the good of the people and our nation,” said Ms. Adams.

Independence Hall Foundation Endorses Health Act

Progressive Disrupters Unlike Tea Party

Progressive Disrupters Unlike Tea Party — The establishment media is attempting to paint the recent organized disruptions by largely paid operatives  of events sponsored by Republican legislators as being akin to the successful Tea Part movement that started in 2009. Royal Brown III has created this chart to show they are nothing at all alike and will ultimately fail.


Tea Party Movement

Leftist Movement

Source of Members

Grassroots movement which sprang spontaneously from conservative “we the people” without major organizational efforts – no Central Organization or official 3d Party called the Tea Party

Astroturf not grassroots came about by Trump’s victory over HRC- Centrally Organized by such groups as Obama’s Organizing for Action wit over 32,000 members & 250 offices; over 100 leftist groups part of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation; new group Indivisible which has a 25 page Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda including disrupting Town Halls, etc.


No funding from large benefactors or groups -funding from individual members of Tea Party movement

Funding from large Benefactors like George Soros and his Open Society Foundation and the CEO of Progressive Insurance & others. Professional organizers paid; some demonstrators paid as much as $1500 day (per Rush Limbaugh).


No formal advertising; spread by word of mouth; mostly homemade signs at demonstrations; demonstrators not paid

Paid advertising thru media; Professionally made, fill in blank signs often made ahead of event; demonstrators often paid by Soros or Soros funded groups

Violence, Law Breaking

None – only violence done by leftist plants.

Some Demonstrations turned into riots with violence against people, destruction of property – examples Washington DC Women’s March (over 200 arrested & charged) & Berkeley – no arrests because of orders of Berkely President & Mayor

Media Coverage

Sparse or downplayed – examples – Trump Rallies-sizes downplayed; more attention paid to Demonstrators than supporters by MSM – often Fake News

Wide coverage such as recent Town Halls by Republicans where protestors disrupted free speech & MSM mislead readers/viewers that Obamacare a good thing

Impact on Voters

Republicans won back House in 2010; won back Senate & a Supermajority in House in 2012; won Presidency with Trumps 306 EC votes; retained House & Senate; 33 Governorships; all but 4 State Congresses; plus an additional 1000 state seats in 2016

Irrelevant that Trump lost Popular vote by 2.5 M all of which can be attributed to CA & much of these votes made by illegal aliens–proof over 3 M illegal aliens registered

Trump lost Popular Vote in 2016 and is not the legitimate POTUS which is a False Narrative


Tea Party Movement

Leftist Movement

Condition of Area in which Protest/Demonst ration Occurred

Always left cleaner than found the area. No cost to city for clean-up

Always leave a mess in area they are demonstrating in and over at high cost to city for clean-up.

Stay Within Laws & Ordinances

Always including obtaining any necessary permits and staying within approved area. Respect the rights of people driving in area to be able to pass on way to work or wherever their destination.

Often violate laws and ordinances such as blocking traffic on busy streets & highways – little regard for the convenience of others or ability to get to work


Feature Regular Folks “we the people”

Often involve celebrities such as liberal Congresspersons, Hollywood Actors & others from entertainment industry like professional sports


Civilized actions without lewd language or gestures

Often use lewd gestures and profanity even in the presence of children or they have coached children to do the same

Topics/Themes of Demonstrations

Pro-America, Pro-Constitution, Pro-Life, Pro LE, Pro- 2A, Cut Taxes, enforce laws including immigration, anti-illicit drugs, full vetting of migrants from dangerous countries, anti-Obmacare

Anti-American, Pro-Choice, BLM/anti-LE, Pro-Gun Control, Pro- illegal aliens (undocumented migrants), pro-migrants from dangerous countries, Pro- Obamacare

Congressional Actions related to POTUS Inaugurations & Cabinet Appointees

1. No Republicans boycotted the Inauguration of President Obama for both terms.

2. There was bipartisan support in the Senate to Confirm POTUS Obama’s Cabinet appointees and the process was completed without extraordinary delays.

3. Both of Obama’s SCOTUS appointees were confirmed by the Senate without serious delays or protests. The nuclear option did not have to be used.

1. 65 Democrats boycotted the Inauguration of President Trump including most in the House Black Caucus.

2. Democrats in the Senate have “slow walked” and delayed POTUS Trump’s Cabinet appointees in an unprecedented stall including entire committees boycotting hearings.

3. POTUS Trump’s nominee for SCOTUS Judge Gorsuch has run into serious opposition which may require the use of the “nuclear option” to confirm


Tea Party Movement

Leftist Movement

Calls for Impeachment

Although there were calls for Obama’s impeachment by concerned citizen members of the Tea Party there were no serious calls by Republican Congresspersons for his impeachment.

Numerous calls for impeachment by Democrat Congresspersons have already been heard on over the national MSM.

Media Coverage

The MSM coverage of the Tea Party Movement has been and continues to be either vastly negative with Fake News inserted or non-existent. Town Hall meetings attended by conservatives who have been civil in their questions and discourse have been little covered.

The MSM shares the leftist agenda and has been mostly positive about the leftist protests & demonstrations with very little criticism or coverage of the lawless outbreaks. They have covered the disruptions of Town Hall meetings held by Republicans.

Election Legitimacy

The Tea Party movement did not challenge the legitimacy of POTUS Obama’s election and re-election except to point out the many examples of voter fraud and illegal alien registration to vote. There were no challenges to the Electoral College.

The left has repeatedly challenged the legitimacy of POTUS Trump’s election despite his overwhelming 306 EC votes using the irrelevant popular vote as their guideline and many are now calling to abolish or change the EC system.

Progressive Disrupters Unlike Tea Party

Independence Hall Foundation Praises Gorsuch

Independence Hall Foundation Praises Gorsuch — The Independence Hall Foundation is praising President Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch, of Colorado, a federal judge who currently serves on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

“We believe Judge Gorsuch is cut out of the same cloth as Justice Scalia and will arrive at his court decisions after giving careful consideration to the orginal intent of the framers of the U.S. Constitution,” said Foundation spokeswoman, Teri Adams. 

“We are impressed with Judge Gorsuch’s written opinions and his recent decision affirming religious liberty.               

“Although we anticipate a confirmation battle from Democrats on the far left of the political spectrum, we think reasonable Democrats will defer to President Trump on this choice given Judge Gorsuch’s stellar record as a judge and his tremendous intellectual prowess.

“Our organization will do everything in its power to make sure Judge Gorsuch is confirmed,” said Ms. Adams.

“We also note that Judge Gorsuch clerked for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White, a Democrat appointed to the court by President John F. Kennedy.

“We are grateful to Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for postponing, indefinitely, a vote on President Barach Obama’s choice to fill the Scalia vacancy, Judge Merrick Garland,” said Ms. Adams.

Independence Hall Foundation Praises Gorsuch