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2759: Fyre Festival II

Rod and Karen discuss Fyre Festival II, man crashes hot air balloon while on coke, people are losing more money to scammers than ever, Arby’s buys Subway, iPhone will have to pay people for slowing down their phones, one quarter to adult children are estranged from a parent, AK school fighting over AP African American studies, new FDA-Approved preeclampsia blood test could lower maternal death rate for Black people, woman robs man after faking being his Uber driver, cop throws McDonald’s burger at wife, Burger King employee didn’t take a sick day in 20 years and sword ratchetness.

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  1. ApiafromGermany

    BTW I met some new black people!
    We are on vacation in the Netherlands and the kids wanted to learn archery. It’s a complex with houses and you can also do activities here. I thought we would learn it the right way, but it was a game where we had two teams with 9 people each, we got helmets and rubber arrows and had to shoot at a thing first and later at aech other. Many people in the other team were black. We had also black people in our team, but this is not my point. My point is, my contact to black people was me shooting at black people with arrows. Many of them were kids.

    Great. The upside. I was very bad in it and the children also shot at me. And everyone seemed to have fun. And the other team won. And we all had perfect protection on.
    So success?

  2. ApiafromGermany

    Tiffany Haddish has also teamed up with Arby and is in ads. I hope she got paid right. I’m sure times are hard with the strike.

  3. EvieE

    I think so many people are estranged from their families these days is because therapy isn’t as big a stigma as it used to be and people have the tools to recognize and deal with childhood trauma and sometimes that means cutting off your family. People are realizing that not all family wants the best for you and doesn’t always love you the way a family is supposed to. That being said I do think a very small percentage people who cut off their families just grew up to be assholes and don’t deal with their families simply because they can’t be bothered. It happens unfortunately but 9 times out of 10 people have valid reasons for cutting off family members..

    On a lighter note it’s another win for Big Arby’s. Subway is very lucky to be bought by them. Arby’s has the meats.

  4. Blk_Caesar21

    What’s good Rod and Karen. I’m in the 25% of people who are estranged from a parent. I had the type of relationship with my mom where I considered her my best friend. She was also the type of mom who loved being a grandmother to my kids. We ended up having a falling out over an incident involving my son, so she cut off ties with all her grand kids to be spiteful. I wasn’t upset, it was well within her right, but why did the other kids have to catch strays? What she failed to realize was that I was an adult and fully capable of matching the same energy, so I also cut ties with her and the rest of the family. In my family, if you have beef with the head matriarch, then you beef with everyone until you apologize (even if you’re not at fault). I’m an adult with a support system that reaches beyond family ties. We haven’t spoken in years and she occasionally passes messages to me through extended family and mutual friends, but again I’m and adult and I value my peace of mind above being in a potentially traumatic situation for myself or my kids. I just keep my responses short and respectful and keep it pushing. I don’t hate my mom, but I have no intentions on mending the relationship at this point because God forbid me or one of my other kids do something she disagrees with and we’re back at square one. Plus, she’s heavy into church and the “honor thy mother and father even if they’re shitty people” with a splash of homophobia and I’d just rather not have her influence my kids, especially my queer teenage daughter. Y’all be cool and thanks for all you do!

  5. LotusFlower

    Hi Rod and Karen,

    Just wanted to reach out regarding the article you covered on pre-eclampsia. Karen had asked if pre-eclampsia is specific to pregnancy and the answer is yes. It’s a pregnancy condition and unfortunately at this time the only cure is to deliver the baby so that it doesn’t kill mom and/or baby.

    I’m currently pregnant with my second child (due in 2 weeks) and I had pre-eclampsia with my first child. When I was 30 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed and I knew it was serious when my nurse practitioner grabbed her monitor to listen to the baby’s heartbeat and she took a big sigh of relief when she heard the heartbeat.

    At that point, she had me come in a few times a week for monitoring and at 32 weeks my Drs office sent me up to the University of Iowa where I was told they needed to deliver the baby or it could possibly kill the both of us. University of Iowa is one of the top neonatal hospitals in the country, so I’m glad my Drs office sent me there. They were able to get me to 34 weeks safely where they delivered my first child 6 weeks early. He’s 4 now and doing great. I’m currently being monitored for pre-eclampsia in this pregnancy but luckily no sign of it with 2 weeks left to go.

    I’m also seeing a high risk OB because I know the rates of maternal death when it comes to black women with complications. I’m happy that they now have a test that can catch it earlier, but they still have no idea what causes pre-eclampsia or any other cures besides delivering the baby. I hope with time and more research they are able to find more alternatives or a way to prevent it from happening, especially with the gap in care and diagnosis when it comes to black women.

    • LotusFlower

      After I posted, I saw how long this was. Sorry, just wanted to share my experience and the importance for black women to be aware during pregnancy. This time around I’m much more knowledgeable than before.

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