Linux Has Dark Side Too

Linux Has Dark Side Too — We were an early advocate of Chesco’s DuckDuckGo and then it breaks our heart.

Then we started pushing Linux only to have the sagacious Bryan Lunduke tell us that that is not pure and perfect either.

Lunduke notes that the Board of Directors of The Linux Foundation is made up of representatives from Facebook (Meta), Microsoft, and Amazon, which employs the chair.

He says that  Linux Foundation donation page had until recently ran the disclaimer: 100% of donations received go towards funding diversity programs.

He points out that the The Linux Foundation is in the “Vaccine Passport” business.

Linux Has Dark Side Too

He says that the non-profit Mozilla Foundation and the mucho-profit Mozilla Corporation are run by the same guy and that Mozilla Corp. brings in $800 million per year.

Most tragically, he reveals that the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is funded by Google, Microsoft, Comcast, and Twitter and that it has canceled Bruce Perens and Eric S Raymond, the men who founded the OSI in 1998.

In a side note, Lunduke says efforts have been launched to ban the founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, and the creator of the Linux Kernel, Linus Torvalds, from the projects that they started.

“There are significant portions of the open source industry that really have it out for the founders of the projects they use,” he says.

So what to do?

Understand that one will never find perfection this side of Heaven and that demanding it on Earth will only lead to the bad guys winning.

Everyone should start learning Linux. Everyone should use a different search engine than Google.

Even if it’s DuckDuckGo.

By the way, wean yourself from Google wherever you can. It’s evil. The Duck, ironically, has some good suggestions on how to do it.

And remember that Mozilla is Firefox. We recommend Brave as a replacement for all Big Tech browsers.

Linux Has Dark Side Too

Why We Can’t Hate DuckDuckGo Too Much

Why We Can’t Hate DuckDuckGo Too Much — While Chesco’s DuckDuckGo is getting a lot of hate for its flirtation with wokism, we can’t bring ourselves to join in, at least too much.

Here are yesterday’s (April 17) referrals from search engines to this site.

Why We Can't Hate DuckDuckGo Too Much

The Duck is between a 10th and a 50th the size of Google yet it got us 12 times the finds as the corrupting crawler from California.

Just the same, we have switched to Brave. We’ve long used the browser but we are now using the search engine as well and we like it.

By the way, Ecosia.com, Qwant.com, Dogpile and AOL search engines combined got us more searches than Google.

Google does not give you what you look for but gives you what it wants. Avoid it at all costs.

DuckDuckGo Deserves Second Chance

DuckDuckGo Deserves Second Chance — DuckDuckGo’s head honcho Gabriel Weinberg shot off an unfortunate tweet, March 9, in which he declared the Duck would “down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation.”

Free speech defenders are shouting treason and abandoning DDG for other search engines, mostly for the one affiliated with the Brave browser.

One stupid tweet does not a cancel make and we are sticking with DDG as it still gets our little site far more finds than much bigger, and far more evil, Google.

DuckDuckGo Deserves Second Chance
Gab Weinberg’s stupid tweet from March 9

Hopefully, Weinberg understands the ire, though, and grows a bit in his thinking.

The anger comes from a loss of trust.

Who’s to say what “disinformation” is? The New York Post reported in October 2020 that Hunter Biden’s laptop contained sexual misconduct and evidence of financial impropriety that involved China — and his father.

It was literally called “Russian disinformation” and the Post was banned from social media because of it.

Now, the story is pretty much confirmed. Ponder that Biden voters.

Are reports that a reason for the Russian invasion of the Ukraine was biolabs funded by the U.S. to avoid restrictions on domestic research true? A week ago we were mocking it, not so much here but in other places. Now, we are walking it back.

Frankly, we shouldn’t have mocked it in the first place considering how we early covered claims that the U.S. funded gain-of-function research in the Wuhan lab from which Covid-19 is thought to have escaped.

Or twisted research in which beagles were tortured to death away from prying eyes.

That our tax money is going to foreign labs for experiments banned here ought to raise questions. It could very well mean that high-ranking American officials are guilty of crimes against humanity.

Hey Gabe, instead of hiding something, explain why you think things are untrue. You have the resources for research. Cite your sources and bring your receipts. Don’t be lazy and don’t pretend to debunk something that you can’t.

We are willing to give the Duck a second chance. For what it’s worth, we quickly found with it the link above to the Tucker Carlson story just using the keyword “biolab”.

And we are not dissing Brave. While we still think its search engine has a little ways to go, it is an excellent browser that we have been using for six years.

DuckDuckGo Deserves Second Chance

Facebook Bigwig Outed As Pedo

Facebook Bigwig Outed As Pedo — Journalist-without-peer Andy Ngo is promoting the livestream capture of Jeren A. Miles trying to explain away his attempt to seduce a 13-year-old boy for sex.

The livestream was organized by Predator Catchers Indianapolis.

Miles is Meta’s manager of community development. Meta, of course, is what Facebook is calling itself now.

What this explains is why Facebook censors users questioning things like “drag queen story hours” and the encouragement of children to transition to the opposite sex.

Below is the entire clip on Predator Catchers Indianapolis Youtube channel. Watch it while you can. We’ll give you odds it will be pulled soon.

Facebook Bigwig Outed As Pedo

Ecosia Ties Google Searches Here

Ecosia Ties Google Searches Here — As of 11:37 a.m., New Year’s Eve 2021, we have been found as often by the Ecosia search engine as we have by Google.

Ecosia Ties Google Searches Here

Paoli-based DuckDuckGo, in solid first places, is getting us almost seven times the finds as the Silicon Valley elephant.

Yes, Google and Bing and Yahoo filter out viewpoints of which they disapprove.

If you are using them you are not seeing things you should be seeing.

Google is between 50 and 200 times the size of DDG depending on the source. The difference is even greater with regard to Ecosia.

It’s easy to change your default search engine. Please switch to DDG.

Or Ecosia for that matter.

Ecosia Ties Google For Searches Here

Above-The-Law Facebook Abetting Border Invasion

Above-The-Law Facebook Abetting Border Invasion

By Joe Guzzardi 

Facebook, the tech giant famous for censoring posts that promote political views opposite to its perspective, recently admitted that its users are aiding and abetting illegal immigration.

Responding to a letter sent by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Facebook acknowledged it allows online users to share information that advises how to immigrate illegally and, alternatively, how to hire human traffickers to smuggle aliens into the U.S., and then apply for asylum. Shocked by Facebook’s candid confession to helping aliens to criminally beat the system, Brnovich wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding that the Justice Department open a full investigation into Facebook to find a way to “stop its active encouragement and facilitation of illegal entry.”

Brnovich’s indignant letter continued: “Facebook’s policy of allowing posts promoting human smuggling and illegal entry into the U.S. to regularly reach its billions of users seriously undermines the rule of law. The company is a direct facilitator, and thus exacerbates, the catastrophe occurring at Arizona’s southern border.”

Above-The-Law Facebook Abetting Border Invasion

The odds that Garland will investigate Facebook are zero. Because Facebook has shown a blatant willingness to barefacedly break immigration laws, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, et al consider themselves above the law, and know that the feds won’t lift a finger to interfere with their agenda, no matter how brazen.

For example, in mid-October, DOJ caught the social media titan reserving jobs for and then hiring foreign-born H-1B visa workers. In December 2020, the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) in DOJ’s Civil Rights Division filed a complaint against Facebook with the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer. DOJ alleged that Facebook refused to recruit – and therefore could not hire – skilled U.S. tech workers. The investigation began in 2017 when then-President Donald Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, mandating that American worker protections be prioritized, was in effect.

In its complaint, IER asserted that for positions it reserved for those temporary visa holders, no advertisement appeared on Facebook’s careers website, no online applications were accepted, and candidates had to physically submit snail mail applications – not email – to the company, an unusual procedure for a major corporation that rose to fame and fortune through the Internet.

But, in what the Center for Immigration Studies’ Andrew Arthur, a former Counsel on the House Judiciary Committee and a retired immigration judge, identified as “the crux” of the DOJ’s case, IER alleged that “even when U.S. workers do apply, Facebook will not consider them for the advertised positions,” but rather the company “fills these positions exclusively with temporary visa holders.” The DOJ concluded: “Simply put, Facebook reserves these positions for temporary visa holders.”

Facebook’s deliberate subversion of the H-1B’s original intent – to complement the domestic labor force when no other American employee can be found – denied qualified U.S. tech workers coveted white-collar jobs. Facebook deprived an estimated 2,600 U.S. workers a fair shot at professional jobs that, DOJ said in its filing, averaged an annual salary of $156,000.

Instead, Facebook hired workers who obtained H-1B and other overseas visas in 2018 and 2019. Despite Facebook’s egregious and illegal offense, it settled the DOJ lawsuit for a token, slap on the wrist $14 millionKristen Clarke, the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division’s head, concluded: “Facebook is not above the law.”

Clarke’s claims aside, to Facebook, whose 2020 earnings were $21.2 billion and whose available cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $61.95 billion as of December 31, 2020, $14 million is pocket change, a sum likely dismissed by the company’s chief executives as the cost of doing business.

Although the DOJ exposed Facebook’s bag of dirty, anti-American worker tricks, the H-1B program will continue without meaningful reform, at least during the current administration. Zuckerberg, his Forward.us lobbying arm, and other tech giants like Google, Twitter and Amazon are huge donors to the Democratic Party. In politics, nothing is truer than the old phrase, “Money talks.”

Joe Guzzardi is a Progressives for Immigration Reform analyst who has written about immigration for more than 30 years. Contact him at jguzzardi@pfirdc.org.

Above-The-Law Facebook Abetting Border Invasion

Above-The-Law Facebook Abetting Border Invasion

Amazon Prime Accepts SNAP Money

Amazon Prime Accepts SNAP Money — Amazon Prime is giving a discount to those eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

This is the program once known as Food Stamps.

We’ve said it before SNAP is not about helping the needy but helping rich corporations get richer. Yes, taxpayers you are subsidizing Jeff Bezos’ predatory entertainment business and via SNAP literally giving money to the richest man in the world.

Amazon Prime Accepts SNAP Money
Amazon Prime Accepts SNAP Money

Hanging Seditionists Upsets Twitter

Hanging Seditionists Upsets Twitter — Twitter gave me a “time out” for the below tweet. Was it for #BidenIsNotPresident or hanging seditionists?

What would you call those who orchestrate massive vote fraud starting well before the election as @mdeperno claims happened?

Why would the Twitter gang not want to hang these people?.

If it’s true, what punishment should they face?

These bastards want to see a teenager spend the rest of his life in prison for defending himself against a child molester and other woke scum, so it’s not as though they are soft-hearted.

I still don’t plan to quit it as I did Facebook. I find it strangely entertaining. I will wait for them to ban me completely.

Whatever you do, don’t share this post on Twitter as you might get into trouble.

Hanging Seditionists Upsets Twitter
Hanging Seditionists Upsets Twitter

DuckDuckGo Proves Google Fails Users

DuckDuckGo Proves Google Fails Users — Our website punches way above its weight, — triggering the right people is proof positive — but we don’t deny we are small.

And we can now say with proof positive that we’d be much bigger but for the active discrimination of Silicon Valley megacorporations.

Searchers finding our site are up significantly. This is entirely due to the ever growing DuckDuckGo, which hit the 100 million daily search milestone last month.

Google remains 50 times bigger but we got 2.7 times the hits from DDG yesterday.

DuckDuckGo Proves Google Fails Users

DDG appears to be using algorithms designed to let people find what they are looking for rather than filtering for political content.

Ponder that for a moment. This is obviously not just happening to us. Actually, it was this comment by Fred Donaldson that tipped us off to it. How many other websites that question the narrative are being made unaccessible? How much necessary information is the citizenry being prevented from hearing? How many lies are they being told through claims of authority?

We hear that DDG is run by leftists/progressives/whatever. So what? Their searches are honest and that’s all that counts.

If you really want to “stick it to the man” make DDG your default search engine for mobile and desktop.

It is an easy thing to do.

If 75 million (official) Trump voters do this, a real hurt will be put on Google, and real benefits will be received by those media outlets that don’t have the seal of approval by the government/corporate establishment.

If you cannot do this simple thing don’t pretend you would have fought alongside George Washington in 1776.

And let’s not discount the very real privacy benefits DDG provides.

May Paoli never become Silicon Valley.

Check out Fred’s site here: https://freddonaldson.com/ and follow him.

DuckDuckGo Proves Google Fails Users

Apple Deleting Telegram App?

Apple Deleting Telegram App? — We have received a report —from Lin Wood no less — that Apple will be deleting the Telegram app from their phones without notice.

To stop this follow these directions:

Apple Deleting Telegram App

Apple Deleting Telegram App?
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