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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:26 PM
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Jacko may be dead or dying
Whatever he was the greatest performer in decades.
Go with the dignity they refused you despite being innocent.
They can't change your greatness.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:27 PM
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1. dead, just announced
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:28 PM
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3. GEM$NBC knows nothing
They're quoting the LA Times.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:31 PM
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7. what. ever.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:31 PM
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8. They have now acknowledged it. Very sad, so young. nt
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:39 PM
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17. Yeah, the only news we can trust is the Socialist Daily and Democracy Now
If it didn't get reported there, it never happened

:eyes:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:51 PM
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21. When was the last time Amy spewed the bullshit we get from the corporate media?
Never.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 01:17 PM
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36. TMZ and Goodman are equally as reliable
Many people think Democracy Now as a radio version of Mother Jones. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Mother Jones is an investigative news magazine. They do copious amounts of research, verify every fact and do the due dilligence.

Democracy Now is a talk show that brings on leftists of all stripes to talk. Sometimes the interviewee has a book to sell - sometimes not. But the folks they bring on go from the knowledgeable to the plain old crazy. The real ultra-left (not the Democratic Party as O'Reilly would have you believe) who are a marginalized but vocal group, would barely make a blip in MJ. But on DN they get full airtime to spread their craziness, and sometimes hate (I remember Noam Chomsky being extremely Anti-Semitic on DN once - and by Anti-Semetic I don't mean "Israel is murdering Palestinians" being mistaken for Anti-Semitism, but plain out "The Jews control this, the Jews control that")

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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:27 PM
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2. MSNBC reported per LA Times, he's passed over. RIP Michael.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:29 PM
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4. Micahel and Farrah on the same day. wow. sad.
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:33 PM
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12. I know. It's like the '70s just died. n/m
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 08:16 PM
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33. same feeling here. ALthough we're still here!!!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:40 PM
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18. Strange, isn't it?
No one would have predicted that.
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:29 PM
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5. The guy had a screwed up life. I do feel bad for him.
I blame his parents.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:37 PM
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15. I do too. n/t
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:30 PM
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6. RIP King of Pop
sad
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:33 PM
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10. One of my favorites
Edited on Thu Jun-25-09 05:33 PM by malaise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSqo17o2a1w
Ben

They hated the fact that he bought the Beatles collection.
correction
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:33 PM
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9. hope
he leaves me the Beatles catalog.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:33 PM
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11. OMG, so sad, we can all relate to his fame and his music.
I am still in shock, reporting sucked first dead, coma and then died. How many of us bought that Thriller album I know I did.
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:35 PM
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13. I just read that sleeping pills may have been involved. Suicide??
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:34 PM
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30. Where did you read that? nt
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:36 PM
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14. being found not guilty is NOT the same thing as being innocent
I believe there was ample evidence to safely conclude that he was a danger to children if not an out and out pedophile.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:39 PM
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16. Well, since YOU said it, it MUST be true. n/t
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:42 PM
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20. so you think it's just fine and dandy for 40 year old men and unrelated
young boys to spend the night in the same bed? Gee, that's interesting.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:32 PM
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29. I didn't say that I condoned pedophilia and you know it.
I also never believed he sexually abused any child. I DO have my theories as to what actually happened but do not care to indulge in that exchange.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:41 PM
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19. I still remember that beautiful child. Rest in peace, Michael.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:52 PM
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22. My nieces and nephews grew up at my feet
with me singing Michael Jackson songs for them. I remember taking my four year old nephew to the plaza for Christmas and the choir was singing Heal the World which I had just bought him. I can still see my delighted nephew singing Heal the World.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W61Q-EZ8R7M
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:57 PM
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23. The first album my first son owned was Thriller. He was 7 or so.
And he "moonwalked" all over the livingroom couches and chairs. He grew up to be a musician. For that gift of music and movement, I'm grateful.

I suppose many people only remember the troubled man and all the worries about the children later.

Myself, I can't reduce him to that. :hug: :grouphug:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:11 PM
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26. My cynical jazz freak hubby is in tears
He's just changing channels :grouphug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:18 PM
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28. I am, too. We won't see the like of that talent again any time soon.
And I have to call my saxman brother. He's probably crying around here somewhere, too. :cry:

:grouphug:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:57 PM
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31. It's sad
If Britney can get air time MJ earned this.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 07:04 PM
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32. I hope he wasn't alone at the end.
Just the little bit of celebrity Doug had taught me how isolating it is. I hope he had someone there.
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:02 PM
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24. Me too EFerrari!
I loved the Jackson 5!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:09 PM
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25. I can hear them without even trying.
We were lucky, BuelahWitch. :hug:
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 08:41 PM
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34. "Who's Lovin' You"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVBN8LeRl8g

I agree, we were very lucky! :hug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:25 PM
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35. Thank you so much for that link!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 06:12 PM
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27. Ditto
Big time.
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