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Is the American Democratic civilization dying? Why are our electors no longer listening to their constituents? Is plutocracy ruling the US?

Question: Is the American civilization dying? Are we, in reality, being ruled by a plutocracy? Is mankind doomed as a species because we, ignorantly, believe we are the superior species on this planet and have the capacity to control everything? Yes or no to these heavy questions from a 76 year old codger.

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  • Aug 1 2013: M-L Reifschneider
    Make it a game. Someone will just have to look

    I only want to point out one thing. The Memo to the employees of Microsoft.

    Earlier last month, July, the CEO of Microsoft created a shakeup, demoting
    most managerial staff and replacing the President.

    The CEO gave a speech. He sent a memo to employees.
    Within that memo he described two classes of customers. One people, the other,
    spy surveillance agencies. He did not call them that.

    Find the word he used.
    Follow that memo thread to the actual threat. It is not hard to find, and it exists.

    When you find the website, the government's warning of 'not to enter'
    might interest you.

    I point this out to those of you who wish to investigate. I have made this a bit
    ambiguous on purpose. If you have little interest, you will not care.

    But, those intelligent inquisitive readers might.

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