Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

July 22, 2013

Dogs, cats, cameras, more

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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

On a story about 90 cats being rescued from a Thailand smuggling operation, and if you would ever eat a cat or dog:

• I surely hope not I wouldn’t want to eat cat or dog. Yuck — Teresa B.

• If it was the only thing that would keep me alive ... Here kitty, kitty ... :) Greg B.

• I definitely would not eat dogs or cats and would report any food establishment that is trying to pass it off on customers as something else ... — Karen S.

• No — Angela G.

• No, I would not. That is disgusting. I believe that there are places around here that try this. And that is why I do not eat at those places — Jenny S.

• When I was stationed at Bragg, we saw on the TV that a Chinese restaurant had been serving dog meat. It had been closed down. My wife and a friend from church had just eaten there the day before. LOL. Now when we eat Chinese I always bark at her — Don H.

• No, I wouldn’t eat either one! And yes, I do think certain restaurants in America serve them. I won’t name names, but yes, they do! Admittedly do in some cases! — Sherry S.

• Sure — Matt S.

• People eat worse things, like opossum, bear, deer, skunk, rabbit, turtle. I could go on — Rebecca H.

On the sweetest expression of love you have ever experienced or heard of:

• Becoming a mother — Keisha D.

• A man gave his wife 11 roses and a fake one. His wife said, “Why did you give me one fake rose?” He replied and said, “I will love you until that one dies” — Sherry B.

On a poll question asking if you are prepared for the looming implementation of the Affordable Care Act:

• Just one more move on Obama’s part to make us a socialist nation ... — Kaye L.

• No day would be complete without someone on the BDT page calling Obama a socialist — Don Z.

On a story about dog food from a truck accident on the turnpike being donated to the Mercer County Animal Shelter:

• Great story! :) — Crystal J.

• Awesome — Dena M.

On a story about sea levels increasing due to global warming:

• Climate change is a more appropriate term — Bill S.

• Greatest con ever pulled is a more appropriate term — Steven T.

On a story about Nature’s Air-Conditioned City hitting 90 degrees on Tuesday:

• And in Princeton on my porch it read 100. Go figure — Rob B.

On a poll question asking how often you mow your grass:

• Whenever it isn’t raining — Scott C.

On whether or not smokers will pay more under Obamacare:

• Hope so, as well as drinkers — Casey J.

• As long as we are not on public assistance why should anybody care? It’s not your money being spent. Smoking and driving don’t kill like drinking and driving — Jenni G.

• Be careful. Today it is cigarettes, tomorrow it will be regular Coke/Diet Coke. Too much sugar, too much caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and the list goes on and on — Sharon C.

On if you agree with Rolling Stone magazine’s decision to put the Boston bombing suspect on the cover:

• To me it’s just glorifying a killer — Shirl M.

• It actually makes me rethink purchasing their magazine ... ever again — Carly M.

• Rolling Stone must have needed some severe attention, even if it is negative — Linda M.

• He should get no attention except bad attention — Sylvia R.

On how you feel about the increased number of police surveillance and other cameras:

• Thank you American citizens for being so unpredictable that the police don’t trust us — Derek Z.

• I don’t particularly like all the spying that can be done with them but if it decreases crimes, would I have to worry? I am not breaking any laws — Karen S.

• It reminds me of some dystopian Orwellian “1984” world. I’m afraid we are approaching a total surveillance state, where individual privacy is absent and government interference is rampant — Jarred C.

On plea hearings being set for a dozen defendants in the Bluefield Pill Initiative:

• Congratulations to the task force! Good job — Charlene L.

On a story about a landscaper who saved a toddler who fell into a pool:

• A true hero — Anita H.

• Angels among us — Randi A.

On three men being arrested in a Princeton prostitution sting:

• The men need to be arrested. Then you wouldn’t have to worry about the prostitutes on Mercer Street — Suzan B.