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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Albuquerque report on Murray's flight to Phoenix

Listen to Mr. Valdez' WHOLE comment. Thank you Mr. Valdez. I'm not so sure about Miss Martinez' comment... "kindness of his heart"... Perhaps "medical duty" would have been better chosen words.

Source

While we're at it, here are some other stories on Murray in the news over the last few weeks.

5/7/10 - Las Vegas Review Journal on Murray's NV Medical License
5/7/10 - Mercury News on Murray's NV Medical License
5/10/10 - New York Post on Murray may ask for delay in prelim

Even the animals... SMILE

This video is really cute.  Worth 60 seconds to watch it.  Happy Sunday!

Wish they'd have used MJ's version of the song though.

IACOP club game....
Speaking of animals... I thought we could do something cute.  Most of us all have pets.  What if I posted pictures of all our pets, without who they belong to-- then we can guess who they belong to and see who gets them all correct?  (Of course, I can't play-- since I will know the answers.. darn it.)

So get those pictures of your dogs, cats, rabbits, pet llamas, giraffes, lizards, snakes, birds, dust bunnies, worms.. whatever your pet is, be creative! ... then email them to cali_mj_fan@yahoo.com  The cutoff date will be midnight, this Friday, May 21st.  I'll post them Saturday May 22nd.  Then, let the games begin.

Much L.O.V.E.
Cali

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Sun Shower of MJ's Happy Flowers & Roses

After reading this story this morning on TMZ about Lisa Marie Presley's (LMP) visit to Forest Lawn, and LMP's MySpace message, I got an idea about her request to shower MJ's grave with his Happy Flower... the sunflower. (EDIT:  See bottom of this thread for another flower campaign for June 25th).  (Thank you from a IACOP canook for the info-- sorry for the delay in posting).

Please view Forest Lawn's rules about artificial (plastic, silk, etc) flowers.  In short, they aren't allowed.  (EDIT:  I have since heard that the artificial flowers for Michael have been allowed, since they gifts left are later taken to Michael's family-- so it sounds like you can send them).

Since it may be more costly for fans in countries outside the US to send the actual sunflower, I am going to talk to the fans at MJFSC who deliver cards, letters and flowers to MJ's grave every month to see if there's something we can arrange for those outside the US -- and maybe they can purchase the sunflowers for you.  I'll keep you posted. 

I'll also look into some florists in the area who you might be able to purchase a flower from directly and have delivered.  Perhaps a deal can be made with one or two florists who can host international sales.  Keep you posted on that as well.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if millions of sunflowers arrived?

In the meantime, if you want to send them directly to Forest Lawn, here is the address:
The Holy Terrace At Forest Lawn
1712 South Glendale Avenue
Glendale Calif, 91205

If you want to send them through MJFSC, here is the address:
MJ MAIL
PO Box 575
Atwood, CA 92811-0575
U.S.A.
Notice address change.
Here is a past-thread of some of the other videos from MJFSC's monthly visits to MJ's grave at FL.

Here's a video from one of our Opus friends in Russia, Ekaterina Kofman, who recently visited Forest Lawn.  What a beautiful video. 
Source

EDIT:  Another group is gathering donations for One Rose for Michael.  Latest count is 985 roses have been paid for ($3 each).  These will be delivered to Michael's grave at Forest Lawn on June 25th.  Visit their Facebook pages: Main Page   Topic page

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy (belated) Birthday @Russia!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday-- to you.
Happy Birrrrrthday dearrrrr @RUSSIA!!!!
Happy Birthday, to youuuuuuuuuuu.

And many many many more!

Much L.O.V.E to you dear @Russia!

Cali

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

June 14th - Message from Joe Jackson and Majestik Magnificant

I strongly support this message below.  Thank you Joe Jackson!  Items of importance, I have highlighted in red below.  Thank you to my friend in NOLA who forwarded this to share with all of you. 


MESSAGE TO THE FANS, FROM MR. JOSEPH JACKSON AND MR. MAJESTIK MAGNIFICENT:
MAY 10, 2010


It has recently come to our attention that Conrad Murray supporters will be demonstrating at the preliminary hearing, June 14th at the Superior Court of Los Angeles, much like Michael’s supporters have always done. This is their right just as it is ours.

We would like to urge fans that are planning to attend to please do so in peace, unity, and love for Michael. There should be NO violence, NO slander, NO yelling, and NO bad-mouthing or name-calling of Murray or his supporters. This reflects negatively on Michael. He would not support this type of behavior. The press called Michael names that were undeserved and hurtful. By acting out and creating chaos, our message can not be heard or is overshadowed by our behavior. By calling names, we are lowering ourselves to their level. That would only contribute to the filthy tabloid gossip. Michael deserved better than that. We must honor him, his wishes, and his message of peace and compassion, even in the face of opposition. Both sides can peacefully co-exist and let the justice be served inside the courtroom, just as it has been before.

Please ignore their signs, actions and words. DO NOT acknowledge their presence, IGNORE them completely, and certainly do not respond to anything they have to say. DO NOT let them bait you into an argument or lashing out to defend Michael. That is what they want. Our protest should be silent. We do not want to draw any attention to them at all. The world needs to see Michael’s light shining through all of you instead.

Our message is much bigger, better, and more dignified by not using slanderous or vulgar words. Your respect will make a much larger statement that will be revered instead of criticized. Their behavior toward a silent prayer vigil will only make them look bad. They cannot fight if there is no one to fight with. Do not give them the fuel for their fire.

Please do not even acknowledge their banners. Our banners will stay the same: “Justice for Michael”. We all have a common, unifying mission, which is JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL. We do not have to respond to them at all, because Conrad Murray supporters are not on the side of righteousness or justice, they are wrong, and right will prevail.

This is much deeper than just a demonstration. This will go down in history. Whatever your actions are that day, will be part of Michael’s legacy. When people look back on this day we want them to remember Michael, not Conrad Murray. Michael Jackson supporters are not to be looked down on as crazed fanatics, but as crusaders for peace and love. This is what Michael Jackson is, was, and always will be. It is what he believed in and stood for. We are HIS voice, representing HIM.

Martin Luther King Jr. said,
“A riot is the language of the unheard. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity. Importance should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. We must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate”

MICHAEL IS LOVE AND PEACE, NOT HATE! This is the message we must unite to send to the world.

You have caught the attention of the entire world; you represent their conscience and inspiration. This is your chance to impact Michael’s legacy and reputation for generations to come. We must stand together to honor him. We can shut them out completely and let our message speak for itself. The most powerful impact you can have in carrying on his legacy, is spreading his peace and love. Our silent protest and prayer vigil will be seen and felt the world over. Make Michael proud!

THANK YOU, AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Mr. Joseph Jackson, and Mr. Majestik Magnificent

Monday, May 10, 2010

Conrad Murray ... and church.

I have been tossling with the thought of not even mentioning this story-- and had decided I would not give it any more press than it's already received... until THIS part of the story came out.  So here's the past TMZ stories ... and the newest one hot off the presses.

TMZ - May 10 (2) UPDATE
TMZ - May 10
TMZ - May 9 (2)
TMZ - May 9 (1)

The question is, who do you believe....

Pastor Joel Osteen  (Murray invited himself)
Conrad Murray  (Osteen invited Murray)

Does anyone else think that Osteen looks like Martin Short?  LMAO  Sorry Mr. Short! 

Sound off below!

"We've Had Enough" Campaign

Most of you have probably run across this at one point or another, but since we are 30 days away, time to start getting on top of this.

Read the following press release from a campaign that aims to put Michael's We've Had Enough track at #1 in time for the 1st anniversary of his passing.  How?  Beginning June 14th, go to Amazon, iTunes, other sites and download Michael's track We've Had Enough.  Why should you do it then?  Read the press release below for an explanation of the importance of the timeline. 

Sometimes timing is everything.  Let's help make a statement - WE'VE HAD ENOUGH!

Lyrics

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Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mothers out there!  I hope you had a WONDERFUL day and were showered with flowers, candy, and lots and lots of L.O.V.E.

Much L.O.V.E. to you all!
Cali

Outstanding Opi as of April 22, 2010

original post date:  April 22nd.  Repost date May 10th.

Let's see-- deliveries were PROMISED by Christmas (12/25).  Today is April 22.

I am going to keep a tally here of the Opi (Opuses) that are still outstanding with shame to Kraken Opus UK! 

The Iceland volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, erupted on April 14th-ish. Just for the record.  *note correction to date. 

These will be by country and initials (so I can keep track).  So expect to see this thread updated as I get through my emails.  If you haven't emailed me, please do so at cali_mj_fan@yahoo.com and let me know what country you are from.

Australia: LY, EJ
Bulgaria - AS
China - JW, V, WY, DL
Ecuador - AS (1st contact January 14th)
Hong Kong - CCY, CC, LAV, CTKL, XC, PWY, TW,
India - VR
Isreal - MC
Japan - YU,  YS
Malaysia - CL, AK
Netherlands - CS-S
Philippines - LL, MH, HA (1st contact Jan 26th)
Puerto Rico - CT, JR
Russia -  JS, FV (checking), SB, I
Saudi Arabia - JS
Singapore - JN
S Korea - PY (1st contact Jan 18th)
Spain - MR, RO
Switzerland - SF
Thailand - CD
Trinidad - GB
Ukraine - JS, OK, all outstanding as far as I know. (1st contact Jan 6th)
UAE - KS, CI

*still updating via emails 4/23*

Damaged Opus replacements still needed:
Hong Kong - MN, Mip (waiting since DECEMBER 30TH for replacement!)
Netherlands - CJ 3rd Opus is the charm!  FINALLY.
Russia - Y (5/7/10- still hasn't been contacted by Kraken Opus)

Below is the last update I received April 9th from Kraken Opus.  The ones that are still listed above as not received will be in red.  The information in (xxxx) is verbatim reply from Opus on April 9th.

Australia: LY (I have informed Australia to deliver next week)
China: WY (Deliver next week) 
Ecuador: AS (Will update on Sunday- April 11th)
Hong Kong: LAV (Delivered next week)
FINALLY RECEIVED 4/16!!!! YAY!!!
Hong Kong: CC (Delivered next week)
Japan: YS (Have sent request to Japan to make this delivery)
Puerto Rico: JR  (Will be sent out next week)
Puerto Rico: CT (This has been attempted twice from USA. I am going to send directly from here) 
Russia: I (new Opus already in transit)
Scotland: GT (Will be delivered next week) DELIVERED!
Singapore: JN (Will update on Sunday -April 11th)
South Korea: KIB (Delivered next week) DELIVERED!
Spain: MR (Delivered next week)
Switzerland: SF (Will update on Sunday- April 11th)
Saudi Arabia: JS (Will update on Sunday - April 11th)
Ukraine: JS (and others) Already in transit to h**

Friday, May 7, 2010

OH MY GOSH!!!!

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS... I thought this day would NEVER come!  4 days shy of 5 months of the first contact I had with her.... but I was first made aware of the Ukraine delivery issues by @Russia back on December 24th.

JUSTICE RAINGER (Ukraine) GOT HER OPUS!  FINALLY!

*faints*

Thank you Andy!!!!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

MLB and Kraken Opus UPDATED

An interesting visitor to my blog this week-- Major League Baseball.  I can only guess they were interested in looking into other Opus' that have been published in the past, since it appears there is a deal either on the table or in the works based on this page on Kraken Opus' site. 

All I can say is... Good Luck MLB.  You just might need it!

Heartfelt condolences to the entire Yankee and MLB family and fans on the passing of Mr. George Steinbrenner.

July 16, 2010 New York Times and others report on MLB OPUS here

See all MJ fan experiences (enter OPUS into Search/upper Left)
UPDATED Examples of:
Complaints
My communications with Karl Fowler
Global Delivery Status Updates (beginning December 18, 2009)
2009 MJ Opus ordered: Delivered July 2010
June update on outstanding deliveries
Photos of Damaged Opus - still not replaced (since April 26, 2010)

Coming next will be the announcement of the 'We Are The World-Report'. Stay tuned.

In our thoughts and prayers

Today, at 10:00am PT, the funeral for attorney Peter Lopez will be held at St. Monica Catholic Church.  Mr. Lopez is survived by his wife of 20 years, Catherine Bach, and his two young daughters, Sophie and Laura, his son, Michael, a brother (Arthur) and his parents (Eleanor and Arturo).  Source LA Times

Here is the address for St. Monica Catholic Church.  I thought it would be proper to send condolence cards to Mr. Lopez' family.  This would be one public way to show our respects to his family, in Michael's name.  No matter where you are, no matter your native language, please take a moment to hand write a message of love to Mr. Lopez' family and mail it to:

St. Monica Catholic Church
c/o The Peter Lopez family
725 California Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

The church also has a prayer line via email:  prayforme@stmonica.net

If you are interested in donating in Mr. Lopez' memory, I found an organization-  Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence - which you can donate a tax-deductible contribution here or mail it to: 

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Please remember to add In Memory of Peter Lopez and Michael Jackson on the online form or in the envelope if mailed.

Let us start showing the world what Michael Jackson fans are REALLY made of. 

Sound off - Disgraceful MJ fans

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope.
In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort.
In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream.
And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

Michael Jackson

The words above sum up the times in which we now live.  Michael saw positive in the negative, and then filled it with his own special kind of L.O.V.E.  Most of his fans take his words to heart and feel them as if a special type of healing medicine that flows in our veins.  There are others, who are taking his L.O.V.E. and turning it back into -- H.A.T.E. 

Part of my morning routine is to check TMZ (I know I know, but they do have many MJ stories before anyone else...) and saw the report below.  My heart broke to see there are fans who say they love Michael and yet act in this most disgraceful way.  This small radical group of fans stand for the exact opposite for what Michael stood for, for what Michael believed and for what Michael would have said/done himself.

This may sound like repetition, but to see there are fans out there legitimately threatening another human, following him/them around and crossing every line Michael would have drawn in the sand, is beyond something I personally can comprehend.

We all know the story Jason had to tell-- he came out last year after Michael died.  At the time, the story went back into the cobwebs, and then for some reason, the people at Extra TV decided to bring it back out-- along with Klein.  (I still suspect Klein's involvement and timing of all this.  Every single time there's a big MJ story, Klein appears).   It is beyond sad that Klein would betray Michael in this way, and the ways Klein has since MJ's death.  (Like saying he might be the donor and then going to court to raise an objection -- of which he had no legal standing).  It is sad that Jason could not just have left this story untold, since I am very sure there are many others in Michael's circles over the years who have many stories to tell-- yet we don't see them in the media.

What is the most disheartening, disgraceful, and most of all, disrespectful to Michael and his memory, is the story below of how Michael's fans are allegedly stalking Mr. Pfeiffer and threatening Dr. Klein.  Hate-filled speech such as the gay threats being directed at these two humans is unacceptable.  Even more unacceptable, these words are coming from MICHAEL'S FANS! 

Here is the TMZ reportUPDATE:  Here is another TMZ report with video from Jason talking about the threats.  There is a quote from one threat, mention of other threats, 10-12 in number, from all over the world, and a prominent mention of threats from fans in Japan.  Jason also mentions that the interview was done 8 months ago, and he had no idea that Extra TV was going to air it now.  That does make some sense, so let's give him the benefit of the doubt on that topic, until proven otherwise.  Here is an article dated August 21, 2009 from The Sun (UK newspaper) with one of the first claims from Jason.

Since the first suggestions that Michael was gay, I have often thought-- so what if he was?  Would we love him any less?  NO.  Would we have walked away from him?  NO.  Does it really matter in a world he taught us to be tolerant of those different than us, whether it be by race, gender, orientation or looks?  NO, it doesn't matter.  So why would people who claim to L.O.V.E. Michael even consider doing something SO disgraceful to Michael, his memory and legacy? 

Writing comments on a Facebook wall, Tweet, or blogspace expressing disgust for others telling secrets of Michael's in public or airing the story, is one thing.  Spending time and energy physically following someone, making threats of harm, speaking words filled with hate because of who the person is (rather than disagreeing with their actions), and in the end saying it is in the name of one of the most gentle spirits who ever walked this Earth is treasonous to Michael's memory.  I say the same for those who have reportedly threatened Conrad Murray. 

To those fans who are allegedly threatening harm or sending hate-filled messages to Dr. Klein, Murray, and this Jason person, you are NOT acting in Michael's memory.  You do NOT represent Michael Jackson who stood for L.O.V.E., nor me as one of his fans.  You should be ashamed and more importantly, Michael would be very ashamed of you.

Sound off below.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

FINALLY! YAY!

As this fan wrote, it only took 4 months and 17 days since they ordered The Official Michael Jackson Opus....

but KIB has FINALLY received her Opus!

....FINALLY!

I am soooo happy!  She said it arrived just in time for Children's Day in Korea.  How appropriate, especially knowing that Michael so very much wanted an international Children's Day.

Another Opus delivered via KOT (Kraken Opus Travel agency)... slow world-wide travel, but it will eventually reach you.  LOL

Keep The Faith!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Friedman not with THR anymore?

*originally posted March 22, 2010 16:36*

Has anyone noticed that Roger Friedman's column, Showbiz 411, is now in WordPress, and there's no mention of The Hollywood Reporter, who I think sponsored him after he "left" Fox last year? Also of note, all of his old Showbiz.411 (2009/10) columns are no longer linked to this new WordPress blog. Kind of like his old Fox ones.

Check it out here.

On his Twitter page, March 19th there is a mention of the server being down - see also http://www.gossipcentral.com , and then a tweet on March 20th saying the server is back up and running. Well. The format is completely changed and the history IS out there on the net (see below) but now no mention of THR.

Keyword search: Showbiz.411, Friedman with Michael Jackson, Branca, etc. The articles are still out there.

Verrry interesting, indeed. Anyone know anything? Just morid curiousity.

UPDATE:  (May 2, 2010) Not sure what made me look, but I did find several articles on the web from March 19-25 talking about Friedman no longer being employed with The Hollywood Reporter (THR).  I also rechecked the old site and yup-- they are posting articles from Associated Press. 

To quote NSYNC... "Bye Bye Bye"  Karma?  Yup, me thinks so.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

RIP: Peter Lopez

Many learned last week of the recent, sudden and tragic death of Peter Lopez, one of Michael's attorneys and a dear friend.  My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Catherine Bach ("Daisy Duke" from Dukes of Hazard Tv show) and two daughters,  as well as their families and friends.  Peter was much beloved in Hollywood and entertainment circles, including the Jackson family.

Mr. Lopez was involved in Michael's business aspects for many years.
In the coming day(s) there will be links in this thread about Mr. Lopez and non-salacioius articles about his family and passing.  For now, please keep his family in your prayers.

Here is Mr. Lopez talking about Michael's passing last August.

Source

Rest in Peace Peter Lopez.