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Continued: Readers Write (Sept. 22): Home sales, feral cats, Jason Lewis, Coach Kill, water pollution, marijuana, Vikings stadium

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The pulltab stories are getting old

I’m really tired of hearing about the “failed” pulltabs for the monetary gain of the Wilfs (“E-pulltab haul for stadium is zero in first year,” Sept. 18) Most of us knew it was going to fail, because we understand the pulltab mentality. You pay the price for as many pulltabs as you want or can afford, then you pull each one and hope there’s a winner underneath the tab. What do you do with an electronic one? You push a button. WOW! What fun is that?

The fun is in the physical pulling of the tab and anticipating a win. If those who thought they knew everything would have actually talked to people involved in purchasing pulltabs, they would have realized what a mistake the electronics would be. Dayton should just admit his “miss” and admit to what he dismissed (casinos).


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Essay connected all the wrong dots

I’ve a strong reaction to Eliot Cohen’s assessment of American’s views on war (“Our exaggerated ‘war-weariness,’” Sept. 16). He seems to believe that the definition of “war weariness” is the same as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and that no one in the United States should be tired of war unless they’ve served in combat recently.

As one who served in the Marines in Korea in the 1950s, I’m very weary of our country fighting unnecessary wars of choice, pretty ineffectively, without positive benefit at great human and financial cost.


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