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General Discussion Forum / CATS
« on: Today at 12:03:42 AM »

Who was there?

In line today at WalMart today to return a watermelon. (I'm so done with watermelons, someone else asked me if I knew how to pick a good one.  :brickwall:)  Anyhow, the line moved very slow because there were so many people doing their primary banking with Walmart. I'm not talking about at the little so called bank in the store, but at the customer service desk.

Why do so many black folk choose to bank at Wal mart? Is there something preventing them from getting a real bank account? Do banks check credit before they allow you to open an account?  :shrug:

Remember as tempted as you might be, this is not a watermelon discussion.  :nono2:

General Discussion Forum / Would you, smoked watermelon?
« on: July 15, 2019, 02:17:42 AM »

General Discussion Forum / Stop it now!
« on: July 14, 2019, 07:24:18 PM »

Stop running up and asking me how to pick a good watermelon in the supermarket. Just because I'm dark skinned and grew up a few miles from the South Carolina line does not mean I'm an expert in that sort of thing. If negroes have not figured out how to pick a good watermelon by now, -you don't deserve one.

There are no magic tricks, no science to picking a ripe watermelon. The sure fire way to know what you are getting is to go to the section where they have some already cut and look at those. That is the best indication of how the rest of the lot will be.  Watermelon basically ripen and are picked at the same time. They will not get any more ripe after they are picked.  Soooo, if the cut watermelon  slices look like they are not fully ripe, the whole batch is going to be that way. Same for being over ripe. It's beyond me how white folk can eat watermelon that is barely pink, -oh and a green banana.  :tongue2:

This is why people in the country who sell watermelon will always have one cut for you to sample. The rest they are selling will taste the same way.

So black folk, stop thumping, kicking, and praying over you watermelon. And definitely don't ask dark-skinned people for help.

General Discussion Forum / My kuntry family
« on: July 14, 2019, 07:06:18 PM »
Last night we went out to Applebees. I did not want to go because I hate the place, and will not go unless it is a situation like this. There were about 20 of us.  Once they discovered the all you can eat shrimp, ribs and chicken fingers special,  that is what most ordered.  The special allows you to keep switching between entrees and eat all you want.

Anyhow, after getting their fill of shrimp, ribs and chicken fingers, those country negroes  ordered more and asked for to go boxes.  :blush: Black folk and to-go-plates, I swear..... why we greedy like that?  :brickwall: And the worst part was the fact that the food was terrible.  Those three special items were cooked offsite, frozen, reheated and served.

Police say a crowd took the law into their own hands, beat to death a man who stole a car with kids inside

CNN)In an apparent act of mob justice, a man was beaten to death after he tried to steal a car with three children inside, Philadelphia police said.

Erik Hood, 54, drove off with the car while the children's mother and father were in a store Thursday night, police said. The parents chased down the vehicle on foot and pulled the carjacker out of the car when he got caught in traffic, police said.

Hood assaulted the father and fled, but a large crowd stopped Hood and beat him, police said. He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital, police said.

"I'm not a fan of street justice," Philadelphia Police Capt. Jason Smith said at a press conference Friday. "I think everything should play out through us as it comes to criminal actions."
Police have video footage of the encounter and are trying to identify the people who assaulted Hood, Smith said. No arrests have been made, he said.

A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office said prosecutors are waiting for police to complete their investigation before commenting.

The children in the vehicle were not harmed, police said.

McDonald’s US franchisees ask for a Southern-style chicken sandwich to compete with Chick-fil-A

U.S. franchisees want a chicken sandwich to rival Chick-fil-A’s as the Southern chain’s threat to their business continues to grow.

“A Chicken Sandwich at McDonald’s should be our top priority,” the National Owners Association board said in an email addressed to fellow operators on Wednesday.

U.S. franchisees formed the NOA last year as the Chicago-based company pushed discounts and expensive high-tech store renovations, which owners say were weighing on their profitability.

McDonald’s carries Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken sandwich. But the board wrote in the email that they do not compete in the premium chicken sandwich category, with either a grilled or crispy option.

“Chick Fil A’s results demonstrate the power of chicken,” the board wrote.

This year, Chick-fil-A ranked highest of all fast-food chains on the American Customer Satisfaction Index. McDonald’s landed at the bottom of the list despite investments meant to improve the consumer experience, like self-order kiosks.

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has also been expanding outside of its Southeast stronghold in recent years, opening locations in New York City and Seattle. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, the chicken chain is now the nation’s third-largest restaurant chain by sales, trailing only McDonald’s and Starbucks. McDonald’s has roughly 14,000 restaurants in the U.S., while Chick-fil-A operated 1,989 stand-alone restaurants and 363 “licensed units,” which are the non-traditional stadium, park and university locations, by the end of last year.

General Discussion Forum / y news
« on: July 10, 2019, 11:08:10 AM »

Illinois mom had an inflatable pool on top of her car. Holding it down? Her two daughters, officials say.

An Illinois mom was arrested for having her two kids in an inflatable pool that she had sitting on the top of her moving vehicle.

WGHP/Fox 8 reports that concerned residents noticed the unnerving sight and that Jennifer A. Janus Yeager, 49, was charged with endangering the health of life of a child and two counts of reckless conduct. The woman was also cited for failure to secure her young passengers.

Officials say Yeager had the pool inflated at a friends' house then had her two daughters ride inside of it to hold down the pool while they made their way home.

General Discussion Forum / If this is not a frivolous lawsuit....
« on: July 08, 2019, 12:43:08 AM »
His entire family died when their car hit an alligator. Now he's suing South Carolina and the car's maker, Kia

Man's entire family died when their car hit an alligator. He's suing South Carolina

Josh Stanley's wife and two young children were on the way from their home in Florida to Myrtle Beach for vacation last May when their car hit an alligator on I-95 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, went off the road and hit a tree, according to The State.

The Kia caught fire, and all three were killed, The State reported.

Stanley's wife, Amber, was 24 years old at the time of her death, while their son, Jack, was 4 and their daughter, Autumn, was 2, McClatchy previously reported.

"They were my life," Stanley told People magazine last year. "Everything we had was built around each other. We were building our family up."

Now, Stanley has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Kia Motors Corporation, Kia Motors America, Hyundai America Technical Center and Kia Design Center America.

 Stanley is suing for "mental anguish," "loss of support and companionship" and "lost wages," among other things, according to the lawsuit.

He is suing the SCDOT for not having fencing designed to keep wildlife off the road and for not removing trees in the median, according to the lawsuit.

He is also suing over the design of the family's 2011 Kia Soul, which the lawsuit says lacked an "emergency unlocking feature" that would've allowed for escape from the vehicle and wasn't "adequately designed" to prevent the fire from starting in the first place, according to the lawsuit.

Kia Motors and the SCDOT have both responded to the lawsuit.

Kia Motors says that there aren't sufficient facts to "constitute a cause of action upon which relief can be granted," according to the response.

The SCDOT says it has no liability for the injuries and damages caused by "the sole, willful, wanton, reckless, careless and negligent acts and conduct of a third party or parties over which the defendant has no control," according to the response.

A mother gave birth to other couples' babies because of an IVF mix-up, lawsuit states

A couple from New York is suing a fertility clinic after a woman gave birth to other couples' babies because of an IVF mixup, according to a federal lawsuit filed in US District Court.

The mother, who is Asian, gave birth to two non-Asian babies, and each child was a genetic match to a different couple that was also a client at the fertility clinic, the lawsuit states. The Asian couple was then forced to give up the babies to their true genetic parents.

The couple, identified only as A.P. and Y.Z., live in Flushing, New York, and were married in 2012. After having trouble conceiving a child, they decided to try to have a child through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, with a company called CHA Fertility based out of Los Angeles, the lawsuit states.
CHA Fertility did not respond to a request for comment.

Happy birthday, Alelia Murphy! The oldest woman in the United States turns 114

General Discussion Forum / Black neighborhoods and fireworks
« on: July 06, 2019, 09:42:06 PM »
Here we are July 6th, 2 days past the 4th and folks are still setting off fireworks in black Greensboro. I guess these are the people who could not afford to pay full price and had to wait until the fireworks were marked down.  Yesterday, the 5th, was as explosive as the 4th, as those half priced fireworks lit up East Greensboro. White folk had moved on by 10:00pm on the 4th, but we are still celebrating.

July 4th, on my God, that was a story all to itself. There were so many fireworks going off in the hood, you would have thought  someone dropped an atomic  bomb in the area. Every other house was erupting like a volcano.

What is it with black folk and sparkly, flashy, loud stuff?

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