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Why does Mich. need immigrants?

It is perplexing that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder would offer to receive 50,000 immigrants to jump-start the comeback of Detroit (“Michigan’s Snyder seeks 50,000 immigrants for city; Governor to request federal help for Detroit,” Jan. 24).

Mr. Snyder said the region has a demand for people in the engineering, technology, and health-care fields. I assume he knows of 50,000 jobs in Detroit that are unfilled in these professions.

If there is no pool of willing Americans available to take a job in Detroit, either Detroit is not a good place to work or the relocation of a person and his or her family is too difficult.

I have an engineering degree from the University of Detroit. I atteneded school during the riots of the late 1960s. I know how difficult it can be to work in Detroit, but I did it and I don’t regret it.




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School year length unimportant

I was a school administrator and classroom teacher for 35 years. We had fewer school days, but our students are now contributing adults (“No school snow job,” editorial, Jan. 29).

Who decided on a set number of days that children must attend classes to get a good education?

If a specific number of days or hours is considered essential, then school officials should add an hour to the school day for a week to make up a day missed because of bad weather.


Oakridge Drive


Buckeye off base with memorial ad

Shame on Buckeye CableSystem and its parent company, Block Communications Inc., for using coverage of the memorial service for Toledo’s fallen firefighters as a club in their war with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., owner of WNWO, in a Feb. 6 Blade ad headlined: “What is WNWO’s commitment to Toledo?”

I am appalled to see the sacrifice of these men used in this way. Whether WNWO covered both hours of the memorial service, one hour, or none pales in comparison to Buckeye’s shameless use of their sacrifice and Toledo’s response to it in this ad.


Blairmont Avenue


Snowden a traitor rivaling Arnold

Edward Snowden is a traitor to America (“Snowden took 1.7M secret files, officials say; Military personnel could be put at risk,” Jan. 10). His spilling of our country’s confidential information endangers every American.

He compromised our security and betrayed his country. He shoves Benedict Arnold aside as the most despicable traitor this country has ever suffered.


Burroughs Drive

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