A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week and this week:
On a story about a Bluefield police cruiser being set on fire:
• Hoodlums — Joy M.
• The millennials have no respect for the law. They learned that from their parents who have no respect for themselves or God. It’s going to get a lot worse. :-D Rob D.
• Lawmakers have no respect either ... Open your eyes people ... When neither have respect for authority the world will be a terrible place — Kelli S.
On a bill that would raise the age at which West Virginia students can drop out of school:
• You can lead a horse to water, but ... — Karen D.
• You can lead a horse to drink, but you can’t make him water unless you have a very high voltage cattle prod. Same with students — Bill M.
• I think raising the age from 16 to 17 needs to be done, too many young people who drop out don’t realize what a mistake they made until it’s too late — Hobert C.
• I don’t think they need to raise anything, If they want to do something have them to bring back paddling in school — Joe A.
On a poll question asking how big of an impact an Internet outage has on you and your family:
• Internet is a utility. Far more important than a telephone or cable TV, because it can replace both of those — David T.
• My Internet was out all day yesterday and it affects access to news, entertainment and the world. I wish we had better choices around here for Internet because it’s embarrassing when Europeans can access our servers faster than we can ... — Joe H.
• Significant impact. We keep in contact with family using the free Internet social sites. In my opinion, Frontier is the absolute worst provider because they go out when someone sneezes — Bev O.
• A lot — Glen H.
• Significant! — Crystal S.
• Really missed it yesterday but thankfully I have a smart phone — Nancy K.