Firefox, Google Gears Problem Solved
After months of being annoyed, Jeremy Synder left a comment on my original cry for help post that fixed the problem for me.
I think maybe at some point in the past, I visited the Google Gears page and “disallowed” or “blocked” the installation somehow. Then anytime I went back to gears.google.com, I wasn’t being show then option to “allow” it. That is, until I went to the actual direct installation file:
From that URL, I was a able to “allow” its complete installation and get rid of those damn warnings!