Tuesday, March 17, 2009

GoOd ThInGS CoMe tO a EnD

Blogging has became quiet popular with both young and older adults. One might wonder if blogging has or will become the new Columbus dispatch and be known as the Blogger’s dispatch.  Is it possible; can you see it? 


Today blogging is an uncensored social network where people can post personal information online and express their personal views without fears of counterpoint.  They can post their information freely and don’t have to worry about their information being biased by potentially unethical reporters.


If you really think about it our society is probably not that far away  from changing the way we think about how we view and use our communication tools.  The hardcopy newspaper used to be the standard method of media.  It allows a large readership to understand what was going on in the world, in the local communities and in personal lives.  The first signs of transformation was the news on the internet, newspapers on line and now there is blogging.  As a result of both long times newspaper’s are closing their doors or dramatically reducing their circulation.  People are posting blogs displaying their version of the news to support the way they think. 


The blog that I’m following is called “And by ‘Reduce’ you mean.?”  The authors of the blog got arrested in Birmingham, Alabama  for handing out posters in front of a school.  The posted videos on their blog supporting their position that they did nothing wrong by standing in front of a school handing out posters.   The fact the blog format allowed them to become their own reporters is very impressive, however a little scary because it is a biased report that some people may take as factual.  In another blog I previewed “Become your own reporter”.  talks about what really happens in the news.  The blog is focused on contradicting articles featured on CNN or ABC.  In reviewing comments about this blog other people also commented that they thought the blog was true about the view of CNC or ABC news. To validate this just type the blog site into Goggle and you will find many people think the news is just  based on what people are paid to say.


Techniques used to get people to read your blog is to keep it updated and put as much factual, verifiable information as possible.  If you don’t update your blog it will become stale and people will lose interest.  People will stop referring to your blog as a good place to find information.  


The types of people you get to read a blog is a different thing. Blog readers come from all walks of life.  Some are well educated, some are solid factory workers and some are stay at home parents.  They are old, young and in between.  You may get people that don’t agree with your blog and you get people that agree whole heartily with it.  It’s just like  the news on TV.  Everything on the news is the same, a lot of different viewers and a lot of different opinions.  Who actually gets interviewed for the news that doesn’t agree with the topic their covering. At least with blogging you get real people’s opinion, not just somebody who gets paid for what they say.  There is no indication that everything on the news is untrue, but one does have to wonder the true value or full disclosure sometimes.  Become your own reporter look up your information.  An example is when they talk about the launch of the space shuttle being delayed, but never mentioned the fact that there was a severe gas leak.    While our nation is glad the astronauts are okay,  one has to wonder as our economy continues to spiral downward and is about to reach an all time low and they are reporting a launch that didn’t go the way they planned. 


Blog’s can affect our way of life because we can get bias point of views.  If we aren’t careful we could be lead to the wrong conclusion, believing what other people say through their biased eyes.  This could be dangerous because we all make decisions based on what we think is factual information. It’s very important  to make sure that if you get your information from a blog you make sure it’s true.


Well recently I have found out that I have to have a major surgery.  One day my colon just stopped working and as a result I may have to have my large intestine removed.  (it is not going to be very pleasant)  I have been looking up what other people have experience after having the surgery and I have come across a website that isn’t true.   On this website they talk about people having to clean out a bag and that’s not true.  I have talked to a doctor and found out that nothing I have been reading is true.  That these people don’t know what they are talking about thank goodness.


This just demonstrates that not everything is true.  That’s why you have to make sure you check on your research.  There are many resources on the internet; that’s why people should always check the facts at a reliable online source.


So will blogs ever replace the standard newspapers?  Well newspapers probably in a different format like web delivery will likely survive.  While biased they do provide a reasonably factual, verifiable accounting of events.  They sometimes leave out some of the details, but for the most part they can be validated.  Blogs on the other hand will also survive as a new source of entertainment and a way to promote social interaction.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

WhaT To THInK?

In english class we were assigned to pick a topic and we have to write about the topic for 10 weeks.  One of the weeks it wasn't use writing on our blog it was one of our class mates.  We had to read what their blog was about; then write as if we are them.  I found it very interesting.

I wasn't sure how i felt about putting another words on my blog. Although it is very good for other opnions ,but abortion is a very touchy topic.  I don't want to put another peoples words on my blog. I wouldn't mind if i had another topic for my blog.  My topic is very differcult to talk about.  Especially if a boy wrote on it.  I think men have the same views as women.  Maybe i wouldn't care if it was a girl.  Maybe they would have the same views as i do.  Men don't care if it doesn't involve them. 


I know that's mean to say or may bias, but to me i think that is true.  I don't have anything to prove my opinion.  Women have to go through the most trauma.  

Well my final words for someone to write on my blog is i like it if it was a different topic.  I like other peoples views.  Don't get me wrong i just think that other peoples vies on this topic should be kept to them self.  Don't get me wrong i do like when people comment on my blog though.

Friday, March 6, 2009

guest blogger experiment

The moral and mental parameters surrounding abortion are a Grand Canyon apart, yet they’re the same masked villain staring us in the face.  There are many different reasons one my get an abortion let it be medical, mentally not ready, or embarrassment of people finding out you had sex. 


People also have opinions on the matter so say it’s a woman’s right to have this choice; others say its murder no ifs and or buts.  I'm not going to condone it or approve of it, it all depends on the circumstances the surround the incident.  If it’s medical then by all means it’s ok, if its embarrassment you should have thought that through before doing the dirty, dirty unprotected or sloppily. If your one whom was protected and did conceive, you got to wonder if there’s something bigger at play, or you just do it like rabbits and increase your odds in favor of the .01% chance of pregnancy.


I'll just say one more thing on the subject, if you’re considering it just out of embarrassment, or because you don't want a child.  Think what could come from that kid, for the world’s sake.  The child could be the person who finds a cure for cancer, or maybe the next president (one to solve the problems of his or her times.) 


Think about it …..

Thursday, February 26, 2009

AshAmEd, EmBArRAsSeD, DiSgRACed

Does anybody think about the fetus.  We don’t know if they hurt or feel pain.  We don’t know that when they do the procedure the baby/fetus doesn’t feel it.  I can’t believe that people that do the procedure doesn’t think about that.  They might but we aren’t sure.  I think it is stupid to not think like that.  My middle sister still doesn’t’ speck to my sister how had the abortion.  That makes me upset because we all use to be very close.  Now it is just me and Christine that are very close which is my sister that is not talking to my sister that had an abortion.             


What makes me mad is that my older sister doesn’t care about what she has done.  She has it in her head that she did nothing wrong.  Now I know I said that I stand by her and I agree with decision but now I don’t know.   I don’t know if I can stick up for her action in more because I found out that the reason she told me and my family isn’t true.  The real reason is because she didn’t want to get fat anymore.  GGGRRRRRR! That makes me so mad.  Only if you could see my face when she said that.  I was so mad.  I believe that women if really have a medical issue then that’s different, but may you should have consulted a doctor before you decided to get pregnant.  (My opinion)  I’m a shamed that I actually believed her.  There are women out there that have that problem and OMG that makes me so mad that she faked it.  I don’t feel sorry for her anymore.  She is a bartender thats all she cares about is that and I’m kind of glad that she didn’t have another baby she doesn’t take care of the one she has now.  I just think about the baby she actually killed.  She is a spineless baby killer.  Don’t get me wrong I love my sister and nothing will ever change that.  The things she does just makes me so mad.  I can’t stand to look at her anymore.  I just can’t believe that she doesn’t even think about the baby she killed.  She mad all that up.  She went to the library and looked up clinically depressed and she faked it (trust me  she did it very well too)  It just makes me so upset . (which I said before ,but it just makes me so bad) 


Now that I know the truth about my sister you can judge her now.  I’m tried of  backing her up.   I was the last one to know and she didn’t even have the guts to tell me.  I found out by Christine my middle sister she knew something was up ,but didn’t’ tell anybody.  I’m so sad.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I have been following a blog call SURVIVORS.   Theses are people that stand up for what they believe in.  They don't believe in abortion and they want people to know what really happens to children that get aborted.  The post i'm going to write about is Nine Pro-life jailed in Birmingham Following Arrests on Public Sidewalk.  There are nine young adults arrested for standing in front of a high school with posters of fetus getting aborted.   They weren't doing anything wrong.  They were just passing out literature to students passing by on the sidewalk which is a public place not private property.

They were just expressing themselve.  "Freedom of speech" Right?  Which is what our country is about thats why people come to american.  They had called their attorneys to make sure nothing would happen to them after being threaten numberous times by police.  " After being threatened with arrest if they did not leave the area, the group contacted their attorney, who then assured them that their location on the public sidewalk and their free speech activity was legal according to local and state laws. " 

All nine of them were put into handcuffs. They all complied to what the officer said to do.  They kepted asking what they were being arrested for the officer said your not you are being detained.  (detained for what they didn't do anything WRONG) That just makes me so angry.  Then what gets you is the arresting officer had to ask his supervisor what are we arresting them for 'again'  OMG that would make me to bad. The have video of them being arrested and they did as they were told.  Followed every order.

I so glad that they stood up for what they believe in.  Not a lot of people of do that.  All i can say is that i'm proud of them and keep up the good work.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

ThE ReActIOn Of PeOpLe FiNding oUt mY BloG WaS ABoUt AbOrTiOnS

1.     Classmates find out my blog is about abortions: At first I was scared to tell anybody on what my topic for my blog was about.  I know it was a touchy subject.   It took a long time for me to decide that it was the subject for me.  When my teacher was coming around to find out what we are writing about for our blog I told him and I felt like peoples heads turned.  Then somebody asked me what my point of view was on the subject.  I said, “I feel that people should be able to make there on decisions.  I think it is better if somebody has an abortion when they have been raped or they are sick and can have an abortion.

2.     I asked my sister if I could use her in my blog: I asked my sister if it would be okay if I used her in my blog.  She was upset because it took her a long time to admit that she did what she did.  Let alone me writing about it for the public to see.  To be able to judge her and her not being able to do anything about it.  I told her that we should tell her story we have to be able to speak our own minds.  We have to do what we can to let people know that it is okay to have abortion if there is a good reason.  I told her she had no choice and that she should just let me tell her story.  She finally let me talk about her story.  The great thing is that I was able to tell it to people that could be or have been in her situation.

3.     My middle sister Christine reaction:  My sister Christine she is pregnant and I’m excited she is going to find out what her baby is today.  She does not believe in abortions at all.  She doesn’t believe in killing a baby.  She believes that what ever happens; happens for a reason.  She hates that my sister had an abortion.  When I look at my sister I think of my mom she has the same point of views as my mother.  I guess it is a good thing that my mom doesn’t believe in abortions (that’s another story all in it’s self) .  My sister is angry with my older sister.  She won’t talk to her and will not go to any family outings with her.  She is ashamed of her and I try to tell her that we are sisters.  Sisters are supposed to forgive each other.  We are supposed to be there for each other.


Friday, February 6, 2009

ThInGs YOu dON't ThiNk oF

In this world some people find things very interesting and others find the same thing dull or heartless.  Everyday you think you know somebody, but then you come to find out what you thought was true about him or her was not.  I just recently found out that my sister had abortion.  Now do not jump to conclusions. 

Six years ago my niece was born; Mackenzie.  She was able to carry MacKenzie with no issues; however, after she was born she had some heart problems.  The problems resulted from the childbirth.   When she got pregnant this time she noticed something wrong.  She was getting heart cramp and was really sick. She would grab her chest she said “that it felt like somebody was stabbing her in the heart and was twisting the knife.” I would ask her if something was wrong, but she just looked at me and said, “NO nothing is wrong.”  Her voice was strong and fearful.  When she said it her voice trembled.  Sisters know when something is wrong. I knew something was wrong I just didn’t know what. She just thought it was morning sickness.  So that is what she told everybody, but I knew that she knew what was wrong.  She just didn’t tell anybody.  After the pain got unbearable she finally made appointment to see a cardiologist.

My sister and I are very close we can talk about everything.   When she went to the doctor’s appointment, which by this time she was about three and half months pregnant, he had to run a series of tests to find out if there was anything wrong with her heart.  She then had to wait an addition week to get the test results back. 

She called with some bad news about the tests she took.  She told me what the doctor said.  She told me that the doctor told her that she had a fifty percent of living if she went through the pregnancy.  He told her that once she had her first child her heart had gotten weak.  Since she was young when she had Mackenzie her heart was not able to take the stress of going through another pregnancy.  She was speechless.  Either she went through with the pregnancy and lived  or the worst case  she would die at childbirth and Mackenzie would not have a mother.  She could not be that selfish.  All she ever dreamed of was watching her child grow up and graduate high school and see her walk down the aisle.  Just like my mother watched her walk down the aisle.  She did not want her daughter to grow up with out a mother.

So the only option was to have an abortion.  My sister is a stay at home mother.  She told her husband about the news and he was so sad because he wanted a child of his own.   He is not MacKenzie’s biological father; however, he treats Mackenzie as his own. He was so upset that they could not have any other children, but he understood that there was not anything he could do for my sister or his unborn child.  He wants to live the rest of his life with my sister and if she has this child she may not make it. 

She called one day crying.  She was sobbing she was breathing so hard I could hardly understand what she was saying.  I never heard her sound do depressed. She told me that she had killed her baby.  She said that she had an abortion.  So I went to her house because I did not want her to go through it alone.  She said, “it was the worst pain that a woman could go through.” She said “it was worst then labor pain.”  She was heart broken.  She felt is not just her that she hurt, but her tiny little baby too. 

I tried to make her happy to smile.  I would make funny faces and we also would watch funny television shows. Nothing worked besides the time I talked about when I peed myself because she was walking down the stairs and she fell.  When I looked at her to make sure she was okay she still had her Pepsi in the air.  That’s her favorite drink and she wasn’t letting it go no matter what.  I got a smile. I tried to get her mind off her situation.  They say to be happy you are required to laugh sixteen times a day.  I could not make her laugh; all she could do was cry.  I told her that she did it for the best reason in the world; to ensure MacKenzie had a mother.  She had no choice.  The doctor said that she would always be a high-risk patient.  That she ever wanted to have a baby that she would have to be in the hospital everyday to check her heart rate, her blood pressure and the baby’s progress.

It made me so sad, but there is a part of me that was glad because I did not have to worry about her.  I rather have my sister then have a niece or a nephew.   I want to grow old with my sister and I want her to see me walk down the aisle.  I want to go to lunch when we are middle age adults.  I want to tell her about my stories and things that make me annoyed.  How could I have done that if she had this child and she had died?  I would have never forgiven myself if I had not let her know my thoughts.  If she did die then I could have saved her by just letting her know that if she had an abortion I would not hate her.   If you think I am selfish person for feeling this way, then call me selfish if won’t hurt my feelings. In this country everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion.  That’s what is so great about the United States; free will. 

 People are allowed to have abortions, are allowed to think what they want and allowed to speak what they want.  People tell you things that you want to hear.  I tell you things because they are true and you have a right to think I am a horrible person or my sister is.