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Monday's Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: By showing us the duplicity and dysfunction of our government, Edward Snowden has done us a great service. There are no Democrats or Republicans in Washington, only opportunists who feed on the taxpayer and do very little in return. Our bloated and wasteful military and spy agencies eat up half of our federal budget. Where’s the beef? To what good purposes does any of that money go?

NSA’s former Technology Director Bill Binney, who developed the ‘Thread’ program which spies on our e-mails and phone calls said last week that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, her Senate Intelligence Committee and Obama himself should be impeached for destroying our Fourth Amendment privacy protections. Feinstein calls Snowdon a traitor, when it is really the other way around. She even bailed on Obamacare to protect her chairmanship, the source of her power. Swaddled in wealth all her life, she has no idea of what it takes to pay the rent or find money to fix the kid’s teeth. The moneyocracy which governs Washington is killing our country for all except the 10 percent or so at the top.

ALEX EASTON-BROWN

Lagunitas

A new opportunity

EDITOR: Gateway to College is a program for students who have dropped out of high school or who are behind in the credits that they need to graduate. To be eligible to get into this program you must be 16 to 21 years old.

In my own experience, I recommend Gateway to College because it has given me the opportunity to get my diploma. I feel that youth should take advantage of this program. The reason is because it helps you get your education a lot easier than in high school. Also getting your high school diploma in this program goes toward getting college credits.

Before coming to this program, I was in a high school where I was doing landscaping and recycling. I was never given the opportunity to be in a regular classroom and to learn basic curriculum that I need to get my diploma.

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