— — A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:
On a story about the shopping activity of customers being tracked by their smartphones.
• Who cares? They gonna do what they want anyway ... with or without permission — Greg B.
• Yep. Everything this country does is an invasion of privacy on most levels. Our government is horrible! We hardly have any rights it seems like any more — Joy C.
• Irony — most people believe it is an invasion of privacy, but those same people continue to carry their phones. If we don't like what is going on with phone tracking and such, turn the phone off, cancel the contract and live like it's the 80s. But that's not going to happen.... — Samuel B.
• Seems like everyone is tracking everything anymore. Darn smartphones! — Janine B.
On a story about the selection of Charles Poe to fill a magistrate court vacancy in Mercer County.
• Good choice. — Bill S.
On a story about parole being denied for a Bluefield woman who fatally stabbed her father 107 times.
• I knew she would be denied. Rightfully so — Brian M.
• Sometimes we don't know the whole story behind these kinds of crimes. However given the fact that it was 107 stab wounds it is obvious that this young woman has some rage issues and should never be turned loose to roam freely again — Pam J.
• Who puts someone on house arrest that stabbed someone 107 times anyway? And no bond to some who sold drugs ? Hmmm Neither are right. Just a bit disproportioned — Crystal H.
On a story about health officials shutting down a Mingo County Pizza Hut after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.
• That wasn't some teenager doing that. It was a district manager. Someone who makes a lot of money — Joe H.
• That is disgusting! — Dianna O.
• Sick! Just absolutely sick — Shana F.
• What the hell? I've worked under a couple local general managers who make around $750 to $850 a week just at the restaurant and you're talking about a district manager who was probably over anywhere from three to 10 restaurants in West Virginia and maybe even Kentucky. How did this guy get in charge and again, what the hell? He had to be making decent money to do that job. — Natasha C.
• Nasty — Rebecca L.