Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 2, 2012

Obamacare, self-defense, more

A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:

On Target and Home Depot eyeing Princeton area sites, and what retail store or restaurant you would like to see open in the region:

• Two words. Dunkin’ Donuts — Sarah K.

• A free standing Chick-Fil-A with a drive-thru. I hate driving all the way to the mall for some decent fast food — Kevin T.

• I have wanted our own Chic-Fil-A in Princeton for a long, long time! Also, think we should have our own cinemas, with at least two to four screens. I also would like to see a Payless Shoe Store and a huge Hobby Lobby! — Karen S.

On poll results of a question asking how big a problem the gender pay gap is:

• I bet the 33 percent who think gender pay differences are a myth are 100 percent male — Cathy N.

On a story about a Bluefield, Va., police officer being lauded for rescuing ducklings from a storm drain.

• Awesome job!! Very proud of you Officer Krabbe!!! Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most!!!! :) — Beckley W.

• Very commendable that he took the time out of his day to do this!! — Judy P.

On a story about a homeowner shooting a man in the leg after he attempted to break into her house:

• Should have aimed higher........"A” for effort anyway..... — Matt U.

• Whether you call it Castle Law or Stand Your Ground, it is still a real pleasure to see an innocent home-owner shoot a fool invading his space! — Johnnie S.

• Hooray! If I had been home when they broke into mine I would have shot to kill! Hate them druggies — Peggy F.

• I would do the same thing. I applaud this lady. If this guy was trying to break in her house — these thieves have to be stopped somehow and if it is by a bullet then so be it. They shouldn’t be breaking into people’s homes and stealing in the first place — Anna R.

• Good for her. The robber got lucky that she was a bad shot or she has a heart — Chrissy R.

• Intruder had no business in her house and he may have broken in there before. The woman did the right thing. She was protecting her home and her own life — George N.

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