Ground Zero Abortions

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Abortion is legal in Canada where it is considered a reproductive right. Women health clinics are scattered across the GTA and serve a diverse clientele consciously deciding to terminate their pregnancies.

It was just coincidence that I happen to notice two abortion clinics in close proximity to women’s only shelters and government funded housing. It provoked thought that this may have been mere coincidence, but the conspiracy theorist in me would not allow this rational to stick.

I did some research and came up with a shocking trend that I decided to show through mapping. The map shows clusters of shelters and government houses for poor families in Toronto. Most of them are near to clinics that specializes in abortions. Another dimension is added when consideration is given that the main demographic within these areas are First Nations and Blacks…not trying to call it strategic placing, but it does smell foul.

Take a look at the map.

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Kimye a REALITY dream…

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Once upon a time, in a land called Hollywood, the reality TV gods blessed the land with a union that would sell many magazines and keep the wives and children of paparazzi clothed and well fed…the gods gave us Kimye.

The Twittersphere came alive Monday night when news broke that reality TV star Kimberly Kardashian and her Hip-Hop star beau/babydaddy had made it somewhat official with a 15 karat diamond ring. Kim whose divorce was recently finalized was visibly elated in picture she posted on Instagram showing-off her most recent piece of bling.

The story is just a click away…*waves magic wand*

Pro-choice vs Anti-Choice

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As early as the sun rose in Toronto I was deep in a discussion around abortion. Let me hasten to say, I am not an advocate for abortion, but I think it should be an option made available to all women; there is a difference. The decision to terminate a pregnancy is not taken with the same leisure as that to shave the eye brows or dye ones hair, it must be a painful dilemma. I believe this should be respected and the woman given the opportunity to make a decision in the best interest of her and the foetus. People who advocate against abortion are called pro-life, but I really believe they should be called anti-choice, because that is exactly what they are doing; denying women options with regards to what happens to and inside their bodies. I have no issue if you are against abortions, no one is forcing you to have one, so why prevent those who desire to partake?

Let us face it, the world has almost 7 billion people, with a large percentage malnourished and suffering. You want me to think a divine creator will hold it against you because you did not add to this pool of drowning souls? We are using non-renewable resources faster than we can find a suitable replacement, because the world is overpopulated. We will not end up on an endangered specie list any time soon.

The conflict is heightened by the inability to decide at what point life begins; in the womb or after birth. Personally I believe “life” begins at birth. The foetus may be ALIVE but it is not a LIFE. If a census was done in a town that has a pregnant woman, would the foetus be counted? The argument is that the child could die before it is born, however, terminally ill patients in the hospital are also counted, they could die too, so what’s the difference? Is it that one is born and the other unborn? 

I was born a liberal to a very conservative family and many times my mother and I have clashed over this issue. I remember one heated argument we had, I turned to my younger sister and told her if she ever needed an abortion I would give her the money. Needless to say, my mother was livid…exactly what I wanted :D. In another instance she shared with me how she had talked a friend out of having an abortion; mom was so proud of herself. I pointed out to her that this woman was in her mid 40s, had seven children already, was a grandmother, she was unemployed and to make it worse her husband struggled to provide for them…this never moved my mother to see logic, instead she pointed out to me that God’s knew this was going to happen and he allowed it…0_o. Shortly after this, my mom migrated and the friend had a son… Would you believe my mother had the nerve to share with me how her friend was having a hard time catering for her 8th child? I said to her that she should be sending money for the baby and she was livid…again….exactly what I wanted :D. I understand and respect my mother’s viewpoint, but at the same time still hold firmly that the pregnant woman should decide. How many of you having voiced you opinions against abortion have actually visited a home or even given support to a family that has too many children? I have actually heard the argument put forward by some anti-choice people that women who had sex are aware of the “consequences” of this act….ahhm, at what point can we comfortably consider a child a “consequence”? When is it acceptable to view a child as pennant for bad decisions made by adults? How pitiful Consequence Pennant Jackson would be in a home where she is unwanted.

The catholic church as we know is anti-choice, they have even made an offer to women contemplating abortion to take the child to them after it is born….this raises my eye brows higher than Joan River’s hairline. Not only is the catholic church viewed negatively for how it “handles” children, but if they want to take care of unwanted children, look how many are already on the streets. What are they doing about them? Why not use the resources available to provide for those already here? What irritates me most is this is coming from a group that is against contraceptives….seriously, in this day and age.

I have also played the “what if…” game with people. They ask me what if my mother had an abortion, what if Mary had aborted Jesus or Beethoven’s mother terminated her pregnancy…I am willing to play this game with them and ask what if Stalin’s mother had an abortion, what if Charles Manson’s mother had one, how about Napoleon, Gaddafi, Hitler, damn, since we playing this game, how about George Bush… would we be better off had their mothers’ aborted them?

The debate on abortion will not cease, it is an issue of ethics and can be argued strongly on both sides. It all comes down to the reproductive right of all women, she should have the right to decide what happens to and in her body. I know I will never be faced with this decision myself, but I have many friends and family who may find themself at this cross road… My advice is to get as much information as possible and weigh your option to ensure you make the best decision…and that r the truth.

Who run the world….Ivy Blue Carter?

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I woke up this morning (Jan. 9) to the wonderful news that Beyonce had given birth to a bouncing baby girl. They named her Ivy Blue, or is it Blue Ivy, not sure which it is but we will refer to her as Oprah until they sort that out.

So, young Oprah entered the world and we will never be the same again. She is music royalty and unlike the monarch, I actually care about music royalty. Why am I so excited about this birth? Well, those who know me know that outside of Whitney, Beyonce is the greatest thing to happen to music in my life. I’ve even struck a deal with God to be reincarnated as her hair glue in my next life, so I will be very close to… young Oprah *dreamy eyes* 😀

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding this pregnancy. The craziest I’ve heard, and this is no small feat, was the child would die in 7 days as the illuminati desires a sacrifice of the 1st born child. At the time of typing this we are down one day, so I take it the Carters have 6 more to go before doing what they must?

Who are these ppl who come up with these stories?

Do they live in an abandoned warehouse somewhere fabricating these narratives?

They claim IVY means “Illuminati’s Very Youngest”, which forced me to ask if her name will change when she is no longer the youngest. Does anybody know the status on this? I must confess the early arguments were very compelling and I too was carried away in the tide, but I saw the “light”, got it, illuminati, light.. never mind.

Babies being born to music royalty is not new to the world, we have had so many over the years; Lisa Marie Presley, Bobbi Kristina Brown, but the thing that sets young…Oprah aside is that she is born to very private parents at the top of their careers. This can be good or bad.

Can u imagine this child being anything but gifted? The prospect of this child being another Latoya Jackson is sad, but there is another issue that desires even more sorrow the realization that she may actually look like her father. While a man can walk around with Jay-Z’s feature, it will be mighty hard for a woman to do the same. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that she looks like her mother and is as good a writer as her dad.

The name though, the name Bey, Blue Ivy, Ivy Blue, either way it is insipid. To be fair to Bey, celebrities are not really good in the naming game. Erykah Badu has Seven, no, not 7 children, but a son named Seven. Gwyneth Paltrow is busy raising Apple and Banana in England. Penn Gillette has Roxy Crime-fighter Gillette….seriously; I wish I were making that one up. Toni Braxton have two boys, Denim and Diesel…no comments. This name, Blue Ivy or Ivy Blue sounds like something u would see at Sherwin Williams, “I want the Ivy Blue for my bedroom, thanks”. I also hear it as the name of a drink at Margaritaville, “Give me another Blue Ivy, please”. Worse even it is the perfect stripper name for an employee at the Candy Shop, “Next on stage, BLUE IVY!!!!” The poor child, sorry scratch that, the RICH child. Though I may not know exactly what her name is one thing for sure is that she will never have to write that name on a resume for as long as she lives, and no matter what she does in life the media will talk about her.

All in all I am loving this and I am happy for the proud family. I’ve been a fan of Beyonce from the days she walked around with three back up singer, then she fired two, hired replacements, fired them and now she stands alone, no longer Beyonce and Them, but BEYONCE. I think she is a hard-working woman and despite what Illuminati theorist say, she worked for the place she has now. I’m looking forward to what she will write after this experience. I hope it isn’t an attempt in being “DEEP” *rolling-eyes*, but rather bubbly and fun and I will accommodate a one song in dedication to …Oprah.

Based on trending topics today and the news broadcast all over the world, one would find it hard not to agree that Blue Ivy “Runs The World”…..and that r the truth.