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Skip the pot ads

Every week you print a letter from someone complaining about the pot ads. I think some people have too much time on their hands. We get an excellent paper, free of charge, and we all know it is paid for by the advertisers. You make it very easy for them to skip these ads. Just stop reading when you get to the pages with green margins. It has also occurred to me that people who need medical pot might appreciate having this information.

  • Elaine Laurvick
  • Pacific Beach

Encanto office, 5500 Stevens Way

Pensions suck up maintenance money

The reason why many post offices fail audits (“Encanto post office flunks audit”), USPS is bankrupt because of generous benefits and pensions to millions of employees & retirees.

Post offices get no money for maintenance. USPS custodains only get 19 hours per week to maintain facilities.

I know this for sure. I am an USPS career custodian.

  • Mack Burd
  • Oak Park

Seau gave his life for this

I found myself surprised to disagree with Mr Bauder for the first time (“Rip down Qualcomm and build new stadium?”). His argument that SDSU should use the Q for a football stadium, and possibly a later NFL team is in error. Junior Seau gave his life to show us that football as we know it should be abolished.

The NFL fan base is vanishing. Smart parents will not let their kids play football. Furthermore, the hysteria around the racist Aztec mascot would only grow and grow. And with the changes at SDSU over the last 15 years or so, it is clear that the project has been to sell seats, set up a campus of for-profit stores, and grab as much money from alumni as possible, while falsely claiming to be a research university. It’s not.

UCSD is. The SDSU plan would only redouble this scheme. While I would prefer a simple park, I’d settle for Soccer City taking over the Q, creating some dorms for SDSU, and leaving the rest a park for all to use — not just those who can afford tickets to irrelevant pro games.

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AlexClarke Sept. 20, 2017 @ 7:07 a.m.

Mack Burd: So as a career custodian you make enough money to retire without the USPS pension? You sound like one of those Trump Republicans that do not believe that employees should have good wages, benefits and pensions and that the employer should have all the power and have no contract with their employer. Please, quit your job and turn down your pension.

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