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Comments of the Week: February 7-13


It is a story that received more than 7,000 hits on our website since it broke. Gerard Altman is accused of beating his mother and her husband to death in their Ogden home. If he is convicted, he could get the death penalty. Here is what one viewer thinks about the idea of capital punishment:

“Why do we kill people, who kill people, to prove that killing people is bad? Also, how do you know that these people didn’t deserve to die? Perhaps this man was abused or worse. I’m not judging either way. Perhaps I’m naive, or maybe I’ve just seen too much.”

Another guest answered that post with this response:

“This country was founded on religious principles, and a lot of people recognize an eye for an eye. We execute murderers as a deterrent. We execute murderers to find some measure of justice and closure for the victims left behind. Even for those who don’t believe in it, there has to be some closure in knowing that the convicted murderer will never kill anyone else’s father, mother, or child”

We did another story this week about how to go about buying foreclosed homes. One visitor on our website had a warning to pass along:

“The properties being auctioned by the county do not have clear title. When bidding $35,000 on a property, not only are you bidding on the actual property, but you may also be bidding on the right to own a $100,000 2nd mortgage lien, $20,000 in personal tax liens, and $5,000 in property tax liens. Do not bid on one of these auction properties before trying to determine what liens are tied to the property”

Switching gears to this week’s i-Love series from the i-Desk. We have taken a look at people trying to find love online. One viewer had this to say about online dating:

“I met my husband online almost 6 years ago. We chatted for 5 months both online and on the phone before we met in person. We’ve been together since. You never know where you’ll meet your significant other. Online worked for me.”

But another web guest still has their doubts:

“What are the chances of your “match” looking like the picture they posted? Get real people, go out and socialize. You have no idea who you are communicating with blindly on the internet, which is why so many sex offenders were found on a large online social website recently. Valentine’s Day is coming, cupid was around before the internet!”

Thanks for all the comments. We always love to know what you think.

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videoThere has been a lot to talk about in the news this week, and you have been commenting on it via our website.

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