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Old 07-07-2009, 12:08 PM   #421
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We have a good friend that we always see in the most random places, but none of them as random as Michael Jackson's memorial. He and his son have been in the Fox 11 news live shot in front of Staples all morning.
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Jackson Body En Route to Cemetery | TMZ.com
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Wow, they are taking the hearse to the Staples Center. I heard it was going to be a helicopter
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:47 PM   #424
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Shari, i am also watching CNN an playing the History album.... its soo sad!!

i grew up listening to MJ an watching his videos. I was blown away when I saw "Black or White" and "Remember the time" and "Thriller", etc videos....

mike, you were a great performer!
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They're driving on the freeway. But it's all closed off.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:50 PM   #426
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Never realized how great the guy was until I saw the video "Scream",best M.J song ever... That dance sequence always makes me want to cry

R.I.P Michael,you will be missed,see you in the afterlife "As jacked as it sounds,the whole system sucks!"
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:43 PM   #427
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Los Angeles Mayor Asks For Donations To Fund Michael Jackson Memorial : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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Michael Jackson’s family is currently joining a large motorcade — complete with a SWAT team escort — from the Forest Lawn Cemetery to the star’s memorial service at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. There’s no question the star-studded Jackson memorial service is a costly endeavor for the cash-strapped city of Los Angeles. Dozens of L.A.’s busiest roadways are closed off, massive screens have been erected to provide fans with a view of the ceremony outside the Staples Center and hundreds of additional police officers have been deployed for the event. As a result, mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has asked fans to give tax-deductible donations to the city of Los Angeles to help cover the roughly $3.8 million necessary to make the memorial service and all the security involved a reality, My Fox L.A. reports.

(The Michael Jackson memorial: photos from the scene.)

The donations would help “the public safety resources needed to ensure his memorial remains safe, orderly and respectful,” the Mayor’s Office said. Fans are asked to give money to a Paypal account established to help raise funds (The link, posted on Villaraigosa’s Twitter, is currently down.) AEG Live, the concert promotion company behind Jackson’s This Is It! shows at London’s O2 Arena — who are helping plan the memorial service — have also been asked to pick up some of the bill. AEG Live also owns the Staples Center, which served as host to Jackson’s This Is It! rehearsals.

Jackson’s memorial service comes at a tough financial time for the California City. Last month when the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Championships, the city was unable to scrounge up enough cash to hold a traditional victory parade, instead opting for a celebration at the Forum. Half of that $2 million tab was reportedly paid for by AEG Live.

According to the Los Angeles Times, nearly 3,200 officers will be deployed to make sure the Jackson memorial runs smoothly throughout the city of Los Angeles. During a briefing with law enforcement officials, LAPD Deputy Chief Earl Paysinger said the number of officers being used for the Jackson memorial is more than the city utilized for the 1984 Olympics, saying that event 25 years ago “pales in comparison to what we have assembled today.”
Shouldn't the Jackson family or Michael's estate be paying for this?
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^They didn't ask for this
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^They didn't ask for this
Well whoever did should foot the bill.
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Well whoever did should foot the bill.
I'm pretty sure that's the mayor of LA who approved this when he really shouldn't have, considering the state's budget crisis.

They'll make up the money in the influx of tourism this week and the next, and the week after that...
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If the Mayor approved and planned this thing without the financial resource to pay for it and now is requesting public donations after the fact, he should tender his resignation effective immediately.
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Michael's biggest contribution was in the field of race relations. He did not choose to lead that crusade.

Many will say they never gave it a thought.

But he was the a major mover in changing how the establishment (white people) thought about and accepted black people.
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If the Mayor approved and planned this thing without the financial resource to pay for it and now is requesting public donations after the fact, he should tender his resignation effective immediately.
It's not like he had much time to ask for donations beforehand. This thing was planned in less than a week.

I don't think it's so terrible to ask for donations. There are plenty of people who are profiting enormously from MJ's death. Even those selling tickets to the memorial in excess of $10,000 or so I've read.
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John Mayer is playing Human Nature....it's amazing.
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I don't think it's so terrible to ask for donations. There are plenty of people who are profiting enormously from MJ's death. Even those selling tickets to the memorial in excess of $10,000 or so I've read.
A public official praying on the sympathies of a grieving public to cover his ass for a fiscal mistake doesn't sound wrong to you?
Its scam artist 101.
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