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Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

There are 52 comments on the The Fresno Bee story from Apr 4, 2014, titled Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues. In it, The Fresno Bee reports that:

Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down Thursday as CEO, just days after his appointment.

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Xavier Breath

Brooklyn, NY

#42 Apr 7, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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But MORE things WOULD work better, and the world would be better for it. Remember that people lived here for hundreds of years WITHOUT a tax on their incomes, and we got along just fine.
And if you don't want to do away with the federal income tax, but rather just improve it, than do away with the IRS, and all the tax attorneys and thee accounts with all their creative loopholes and deductions, and simply make the federal income tax a FLAT 15% WITH NO DEDUCTIONS, EXEMPTIONS OR EXCLUSIONS AT ALL FOR ANYONE.
Never happen. A flat tax is inherently unfair to low income citizens.

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#43 Apr 7, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
On the contrary, Russia is the first country I'd invade, slaying the evil Beast once and for all,as we should've done decades ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Zv13ZnkpWosXX
Yet another example of your ignorance of history, and general bad ideas.

Go read your McArthur.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#44 Apr 7, 2014
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Never happen. A flat tax is inherently unfair to low income citizens.
And a progressive tax is inherently unfair to high income citizens. What happened to "equality under the law".

QUESTION: Would you rather have rich people invest, build factories and other businesses and hire employees, OR would you rather have poor people invest, build factories and other businesses and hire employees ?

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#45 Apr 7, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
And a progressive tax is inherently unfair to high income citizens. What happened to "equality under the law".
QUESTION: Would you rather have rich people invest, build factories and other businesses and hire employees, OR would you rather have poor people invest, build factories and other businesses and hire employees ?
Funny, they seemed to do that much more under a more progressive tax code than they do under the current system.

Face it, kiddo, trickle down economics was a myth, and free trade = massive outsourcing.

You are a font of bad ideas.

Aren't you missing a program on Fox News?
Xavier Breath

Brooklyn, NY

#46 Apr 7, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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And a progressive tax is inherently unfair to high income citizens. What happened to "equality under the law".
QUESTION: Would you rather have rich people invest, build factories and other businesses and hire employees, OR would you rather have poor people invest, build factories and other businesses and hire employees ?
A progressive tax is inherently unfair to high income citizens? Says who? Poor things..... will they have to make a choice between food or medicine if they have to pay more taxes?

The rich invest so their money won't be taxed away from them. It has NOTHING to do with creating jobs or building factories. Ask President Romney.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#47 Apr 7, 2014
lides wrote:
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Funny, they seemed to do that much more under a more progressive tax code than they do under the current system.
Face it, kiddo, trickle down economics was a myth, and free trade = massive outsourcing.
You are a font of bad ideas.
Aren't you missing a program on Fox News?
No, I have the tv next to the pc monitor here and I'm watching one of their many blonde ladies rite now reporting the news (and she's being Fair AND Balanced !:))

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#48 Apr 7, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
No, I have the tv next to the pc monitor here and I'm watching one of their many blonde ladies rite now reporting the news (and she's being Fair AND Balanced !:))
And, you are still a thoughtless twit.

“Freedom and Liberty”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#50 Apr 8, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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No, I have the tv next to the pc monitor here and I'm watching one of their many blonde ladies rite now reporting the news (and she's being Fair AND Balanced !:))
The Hypocrisy Of Sam Yagan & OkCupid

OkCupid played a major role in the successful effort to bring down Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

On March 31 the company showed a message to all visitors using Mozillaís Firefox browser. The message stated:ďMozillaís new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.Ē

okcupid-firefox-boycott-hed-20 14

As we all know, Eichís opposition to equal rights for gay couples stemmed from his $1,000 donation to support Proposition 8 in 2008. There are no other allegations that he ever showed any other discrimination against gays or anyone else.

Most people will argue (including me) that OkCupid is permitted to express opinions and take actions like this under its first amendment rights as a corporation.

But what was OKCupidís motivation? And how does OkCupidís co-founder Sam Yagan fit into this?

I believe that it was a PR stunt by OKCupid, that the company isnít really committed to gay rights at all, and that OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagan was particularly hypocritical in this.

To go further, I think that a person and/or a company who deliberately destroy a manís reputation and career under false pretenses just to get a PR bump is being explicitly evil.

Hereís my support of that.

1. Many people (hereís just one example, but a quick search pulls up far more) have pointed out that OkCupidís actions appeared to be little more than a PR stunt to get attention. Regardless of motivation, thereís no argument that OkCupid benefited hugely from the saturated media coverage of their boycott.

This was a PR stunt, and as I show below, nothing but a PR stunt.

2. Sam Yagan is the co-founder of OkCupid and CEO of Match.com , OkCupidís parent company. He certainly approved OkCupidís actions, and his twitter stream shows numerous statements confirming his approval and, later, support of Eichís forced resignation.

3. And yet Sam Yagan made a $500 donation to U.S. Congressman Chris Cannon in 2004.

4. Cannon has a special kind of hate for gays.

The Human Rights Campaign gave him a 0% rating on supporting gay rights. He voted no on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. He voted for a ban on gay adoptions. And he supported a constitutional amendment defining marriage as man/woman only.

He also voted to make the Patriot Act permanent, and supports (literally) any limitation on abortion that anyone can possible think up.

Heís the kind of politician that led me to vow to never vote for a republican again.

5. Is it absurd to judge Yagan as a person based on a single donation, years ago, to a politician well known for waging war on gays? Yup. But that is precisely what Yagan and OkCupid did to Eich.

In this new reality, supported by Yagan, it is both acceptable and a moral imperative to judge people based on their prior political donations, even those made years and years ago.

6. How can a man orchestrate and support a boycott of Mozilla over Eich and yet donate to a hateful politician like Chris Cannon? How do you square that?

You donít. A man who feels strongly enough to boycott Mozilla over Eichís actions is not a man who would donate to Chris Cannon.

OkCupid received a clear benefit, media attention, for trashing Eich. But their co-founder and ultimate CEO has shown strong anti-gay tendencies in the past. Thatís hypocrisy, and worse.

“Freedom and Liberty”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#51 Apr 8, 2014
http://uncrunched.com/2014/04/06/the-hypocris...

Sam Yagan made a $500 donation to U.S. Congressman Chris Cannon in 2004.

Cannon has a special kind of hate for gays.

“Freedom and Liberty”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#52 Apr 8, 2014
lides wrote:
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And, you are still a thoughtless twit.
I see you still have nothing intelligent to say. If anyone is a twit it is you.

Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down Thursday as CEO, just days after his appointment.

Let us talk about "The Hypocrisy Of Sam Yagan & OkCupid".

OkCupid played a major role in the successful effort to bring down Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

On March 31 the company showed a message to all visitors using Mozillaís Firefox browser. The message stated:ďMozillaís new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.Ē

As we all know, Eichís opposition to equal rights for gay couples stemmed from his $1,000 donation to support Proposition 8 in 2008. There are no other allegations that he ever showed any other discrimination against gays or anyone else.

Sam Yagan is the co-founder of OkCupid and CEO of Match.com , OkCupidís parent company. He certainly approved OkCupidís actions, and his twitter stream shows numerous statements confirming his approval and, later, support of Eichís forced resignation.

And yet Sam Yagan made a $500 donation to U.S. Congressman Chris Cannon in 2004.

Cannon has a special kind of hate for gays.

The Human Rights Campaign gave him a 0% rating on supporting gay rights. He voted no on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. He voted for a ban on gay adoptions. And he supported a constitutional amendment defining marriage as man/woman only.

Where is Frankie when I need him to join me in laughing at you.
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#54 Apr 30, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
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I see you still have nothing intelligent to say. If anyone is a twit it is you.
Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down Thursday as CEO, just days after his appointment.
Let us talk about "The Hypocrisy Of Sam Yagan & OkCupid".
OkCupid played a major role in the successful effort to bring down Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.
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Eich brought himself down. His co workers didn't want to work with him. Most people don't want to work around homophobic bigots. Eich resigned. Do you really think OKCupid runs Mozilla?

No one stopped him from exercising his free speech. Free speech has consequences.
Hypocrites

Denver, CO

#56 Dec 5, 2014
I don't like what this guy did. But is it any worse than huge corporations bribing the government with their billions in campaign contributions, which has turned our country into a corporate monarchy?

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