Way to go Mozilla – How to manually re-enable add-ons disabled by Mozilla certificate issue (4-May-2019)

Mozilla allowed one of their security certificates to expire which affected a LOT of users, me included. The result was a yellow warning bar in the browser stating that some add-ons have been disabled. Indeed, all but 2 of mine were disabled.

The problems begin when one attempts to re-enable the affected add-ons only to find that there is apparently no way to do this from within the Firefox UI.

The fix that worked for me comes from ghacks.net and it's especially well suited for anyone that disables Mozilla's 'Studies' feature, but it should work in all cases. Following is the corrected and properly formatted code and instructions.

  1. Exit Firefox
  2. In your Firefox profile, make a backup of extensions.json and open the original in a code editor
  3. Replace all instances of "appDisabled":true with "appDisabled":false
  4. Replace all instances of "signedState":-1 with "signedState":2
  5. Save your changes, then set the file permissions to 'read only'
  6. Restart Firefox, load about:addons and make sure to select the 'Extensions' menu
  7. Disable and re-enable all of the disabled add-ons

!!! IMPORTANT !!! Make good and sure you remember to restore the proper permissions for extensions.json after this issue is resolved (a day or so?) and you probably do not want to install or remove any extensions while the file is set to 'read only'.

Article update: Firefox Tweaks and Fixes and Styles and Things

Firefox Tweaks and Fixes and Styles and Things was updated. I removed most of the Shadowfox theme stuff in favor of using the default 'Dark' theme for Firefox and some CSS. Other stuff was moved around and i fixed many typos and spelling errors.

Make sure to check it out if you're using an add-on to darken the entire web and are bothered by the 'white flash syndrome'.

CIA drug trafficking – study resources

Just thought i'd drop this here. While i was going through my bookmarks i noticed that nearly every YouTube video was removed and so i had to find fresh sources.

Hey people, here's your (criminal) U.S. government in action

U.S. Government Plan, Dated 23 February 2018, for Coup in Venezuela, Now Leaks Out – Global Research

From the Global Research website…

A detailed plan from "UNITED STATES SOUTHERN COMMAND dated "23 FEBRUARY 2018 was issued with the title "PLAN TO OVERTHROW THE VENEZUELAN DICTATORSHIP 'MASTERSTROKE' and is here presented complete.

The complete leaked document is here. Following are some selected quotes from the plan…

"Encouraging popular dissatisfaction by increasing scarcity and rise in price of the foodstuffs, medicines and other essential goods for the inhabitants. Making more harrowing and painful the scarcities of the main basic merchandises. …
"intensifying the undercapitalization of the country, the leaking out of foreign currency and the deterioration of its monetary base, bringing about the application of new inflationary measures.

"Fully obstruct imports, and at the same time discouraging potential foreign investors in order to make the situation more critical for the population.

"compelling him to fall into mistakes that generate greater distrust and rejection domestically

"To besiege him, to ridicule him and to pose him as symbol of awkwardness and incompetence. To expose him as a puppet of Cuba.

"Appealing to domestic allies as well as other people inserted from abroad in the national scenario in order to generate protests, riots and insecurity, plunders, thefts, assaults and highjacking of vessels as well as other means of transportation, with the intention of deserting this country in crisis through all borderlands and other possible ways, jeopardizing in such a way the National Security of neighboring frontier nations. Causing victims and holding the Government responsible for them. Magnifying, in front of the world, the humanitarian crisis in which the country has been submitted to.

"Structuring a plan to get the profuse desertion of the most qualified professionals from the country, in order 'to leave it with no professionals at all', which will aggravate even more the internal situation and along these lines putting the blame on of Government.

"the presence of combat units from the United States of America and the other named countries, under the command of a Joint General Staff led by the USA.

In case you're wondering, yes, the CIA does more than just traffic drugs.

Video: Former LA Police Officer Mike Ruppert Confronts CIA Director John Deutch on Drug Trafficking

On November 15, 1996, there was a town meeting in Los Angeles on allegations of CIA involvement in drug trafficking. Former Los Angeles Police Narcotics Detective Mike Ruppert seized the opportunity to confront then CIA Director John Deutch.

Mike eventually put a bullet in his brain a few years back, and yes, it was a genuine suicide (this time anyway). I miss the man. Mike had a good heart and remarkable ethics. His troubles started when he began exposing government coverups and criminality. He would eventually lose everything and wind up living in a trailer on a friends land along with his dog. Mike started exploring a spiritual path and seemed to regain a foothold in his life, but apparently depression got the better of him. Mike was interviewed rather extensively for the 2009 film Collapse which i highly recommend.

Firefox user-overrides.js update

I updated the user-overrides.js for Firefox again. I really try to not push updates this often because i know it can be a hassle for users, but several things needed to be changed or corrected. Changes as follows…

* misc. edits to intro text
* changed/corrected some pref descriptions
* removed some unneeded prefs related to smooth scrolling
* removed all [DEF=*] tags since these values could be changed by Mozilla at any time, yet are rarely ever re-checked (by me)
* moved 'privacy.trackingprotection.cryptomining.enabled' from the testing section to the user customization section

Rather than repeating myself, please see this post regarding how to implement the changes.

thanks.. byby