Google refuses to allow me to search the internet, always blocking access telling me nothing found, while I can easily find the websites with firefox. Trying to use DuckDuckGo, Google blocks any attempt by trying to determine if I am a robot and will not accept the typed input. We need to be able to choose search engines and not have google control where we go or what we see. Even using speed dial, google does not go directly to the URL, but gives a list of URLs, while other browsers as expected go right to the selected URL.

Google doesn't control anything. In short, you don't have access to Google search because your proxy is not standard, most likely you are using a public proxy which could be unsafe.