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Continued: Readers Write (June 16): $10 million teardown, heroin, NSA leaks, Legacy funds, nuclear power

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The writer is a community college administrator.

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Is Snowden a hero or a delusional traitor?

It occurs to me that Edward Snowden must have an enormous ego (“Left out of the loop on NSA: The public,” June 11). He seems to think that he and he alone can save us Americans from ourselves.


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Those characterizing our government’s efforts to protect us as “Big Brother” ought to reread “1984.” Clearly, our rights to read, think and say what we wish have not been diminished as per George Orwell’s famous fictional predictions. On the other hand, opportunities to pose as minicelebrities and thus reduce our personal privacy abound on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Those who long for privacy ought to limit the access they willingly provide rather than railing against Big Brother.


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Voters didn’t want Legislature in control

After reading the June 9 editorial (“Dayton’s misguided Legacy funds veto”), I feel a short rebuttal is in order. If the amendment presented to the voters would have included language that the legislators had complete control of the funds, it never would have passed. Many of us older voters remember that much of the lottery money was supposed to help the state’s environment, but the amount used for that purpose is woefully less than promised. If the Legislature controlled Legacy money, the same thing would happen.

TOM DIEMERT, Lakeshore

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