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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

C R A Z Y week

First, I must wholeheartedly admit to my dear IACOPs and fellow MJ fans that I miss you so terribly.  Period.  Over the last 9 months, we have truly become a family - and right now I wish you were all with me (well, maybe not-- as you'll see why... lol).  I miss you I miss you I miss you.

Today is the first day I've even ventured near my computer let alone turn it on since my last post and just sitting here, I feel like I am with each of you.  Life sometimes throws us some hardballs, crazy schedules and things we think we will never be able to handle.  It is during those times, one really knows what they are made of.  And of course, what they are not.  This past week has taught me I am not made of invincible steel.  lol  I hope this makes sense because I'm still not thinking clearly but you can take a few days to read it. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dance Game Trailer: Michael Jackson The Trailer

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Read more about it here.

Kinda looks pretty cool. What do you think?

If you're on Twitter, we need your help please

Here are some tweets sent out today, that you could also RT to help bring awareness and SHAME to Kraken Opus for what Karl Folwer has done with the MJ Opus' Augmented Reality.  Feel free to copy and RT, or paste them on Kraken's Facebook page. Make up your own!  Let's get this Augmented Reality issue as well as the Opus books that fans have PAID for and still have NOT gotten issues resolved!

We need everyone's help!  Much L.O.V.E.  Cali

@AlRoker help 20k ppl who purch MJ Opus based on FALSE ADVERT by @KRAKENOPUS CEO Karl Fowler ur 8.12.09 interview @NBC re Augmented Reality


TO @KRAKENOPUS There are still PAID customers waiting 4their MJ OPUS! Send now or REFUND! You've had their $$ for over a YEAR


TO @KRAKENOPUS You also still owe 20,000 MJ OPUS customers the OPUS REALITY portion of our purchases. PUT UP OR PAY US BACK!


#MJFam who purchased MJ OPUS: #FF @KRAKENOPUS and tell CEO Karl Fowler you want your OPUS REALITY & other fans their Opus to be sent!

Lady Gaga: Using her fame to make change

I was completely apalled at her outfit at the MTV VMA's over the weekend (as well as the "meat bikini" for the cover of Vogue-Japan, but she just earned a whole lot of respect points for this video statement. It is not only directed to her fans, but to the US Senate, to Repeal DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell). 

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Now THIS is how you make change-- and productively use your fame to make the world a better place.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

KRAKEN OPUS: Any of you get this email?

Someone posted this email went out a few days ago from Kraken Opus (for those still waiting to purchase).

Thank you for your query regarding The Official Michael Jackson Opus.


The demand for this publication has been overwhelming, and all remaining copies are being dispatched to customers that have already paid in full. Currently, there are no plans to reprint this Opus so, unfortunately, there are no more copies available to buy.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
 
For information on our forthcoming Opus projects, please visit www.krakenopus.com.
 
I LOVE the last line.  Just like them to think ANYONE in their right mind would EVER purchase anything from them again.
 
BUT I also know this is a line of BS.  Something is happening, just not sure what it is! 
 
Remember, to all 20,000 customers who did purchase, please make a comment here on this YouTube video about the ADVERTISED Opus Reality that we all purchased.  Thank you. 

Kraken Opus: Reality for MJ Opus

We have an angel among us in Brazil, who, when Kraken Opus was lurring us with the additional feature of the Opus Reality, made a video of how it worked, using the 2 downloadable OR cards that were once available from Kraken's site.  All of this, as we know, was pulled abruptly from Kraken's site in April.  Even even with 9 months of repeated followups to the highest levels within Kraken Opus, short of going to their investors or Paul Murphy, Karl Fowler has 20,000 (and counting) customers still waiting for the ADVERTISED product that was to accompany The Official Michael Jackson Opus

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Please click the SOURCE link to write a response directly on this angel's YouTube page.  She has linked her video as a video response directly to Kraken Opus' video.  Every single fan that reads this needs to respond there.  Kraken Opus will be made aware of this video, if they haven't already. 

If Karl Fowler believes everyone will just forget about this, then he won't do anything about it.  If you are as mad as you all have been telling me for months now... then THIS is the time to say it.  Outloud.  So the whole world can see it. 

Another thing:  The topic of the promised apology gift offered to only a handful of countries- a Nate Giorgio print - that is as likely as the Opus Reality ever going live.  To clear up any confusion: The Artist Edition (AE) MJ Opus sold for just under $500 through Sony Concierge.  The AE MJ Opus *did* include an AUTHORIZED limited edition print, signed by Mr. Giorgio himself (limited to 500).  The *apology* print however, as I have been telling you since February/March, you will never ever get them.  The decision to send those emails promising the apology prints, came directly from Kraken Opus UK-- and- from my phone and email discussions with Karl Fowler- from Karl Fowler himself. 

I don't know how to be more clear about the OR site and the apology prints- but Karl, I'm about ready to post our emails. 
Lastly, there are still a handful of you waiting for either the original delivery of your MJ Opus or a replacement Opus which was sent damaged.  I have sent repeated followups to Karl Fowler and Andy Clay, and neither of have responded.  Since I include your customer information in each of the email lists, my hope was they would organize the shipments to you-- even if they remained silent to me.  I am now hearing from these same fans/customers they still have NOT received their MJ Opus, a few of these customers waiting now since August of last year!  THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, not to mention ILLEGAL in every country.

After all, Karl and Andy Clay (and a cc: to Lara) have everything they need to look up your order AND contact you directly with any questions the following is included:  Customer name, email, country, date of purchase, the order # when supplied to me, and whether it was purchased through Ticketmaster or Kraken Opus directly.  These specific items were the minimum information Andy Clay has needed from me since I began working with him in January of this year.  A few of these customers have been on lists I've sent to Andy since the very beginning-- January/February like the MJ fan from Ecuador.  (not naming names here).

I would like to graciously thank the MJ fans who answered my call for a UK lawyer.  I am overwhelmed at the high level and extremely reputatable legal options available to us.  THANK YOU.
Hang in there.  I know this has been tough on everyone, but patience is a virtue... and in the end, we WILL win.

Much L.O.V.E.
Cali

PS.  Coincidence?  One of today's top stories on Yahoo is titled:  Tropical Storm Karl heads to Gulf of Mexico. 
Oh, check out this little nugget of information from June 18, 2009.  (Another article from The Sun) Prince fans who purchased the Prince 21 Nights Opus for $2,100 a pop, might want to take particular attention of this!  The Celtic Opus was delayed last year to August of last year.  Wonder if anyone has gotten it yet.

SOLD OUT?  Hmmm, Karl, you need to fulfill more ALREADY PAID ORDERS!  Fans,  Check it out for yourself here


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Cove, online for FREE

Check this out-- you can stream the Oscar award winning movie, The Cove, online for FREE.  Go here and watch it as soon as you can!  No excuses.  If you watched the PSA below "My Friend is in Trouble... Right Now", then you can watch The Cove.  It's rated PG-13. 

Also, there is a new blog from a 16 year old young lady named Elora who is in Taiji, Japan to watch what happens there first hand and this girl is taking the world by surprise! She really is amazing.  Her trip is part of her Senior class project.   You can read her daily reports from the eyes of a teenager and watch some of the video she's posting from places she visits, and see her photography.  Today's video is of a beautiful waterfall.  Yesterday, some thoughts after she swam in the waters of The Cove...her own words.

Incredible.  Really.

So far, news from Taiji ("The Cove") is that no dolphins have yet been killed since the hunting season opened on September 1st.  Many believe this is because the month of September is being used by the dolphin trainers around the world to capture new female dolphins for their Sea Parks before any of Taiji's water turns from blue to red, with the slaughters.  It is being said the dolphinariums are feeling the impact of being associated with the slaughters in Taiji, and want to distance themselves as much as possible, therefore an arrangement has been made for no-kill during September.
 
Therefore your voice is critical and very urgently needed.  Please sign the petition today.  It only takes a few seconds.  Every single signature matters.  Share with your family and friends too!

If you're on Facebook, sign here
If you're not on FB, sign here

Please help the dolphins today.  Visit SaveJapanDolphins.org or SeaShepherd.org for more information and updates. 

Much L.O.V.E.
Cali

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Project Idea: Holiday mail for Troops through Red Cross

There's plenty of time before the holiday season is upon us.  Saw this through Red Cross this morning and thought it would be a great idea!

The better part of this, it doesn't have to be just for US Troops.  You could contact your local chapter of the Red Cross to see what they are doing for your country's military troops.

Anyone interested? 

Monday, September 6, 2010

NEW iPhone app from Nate Giorgio with Michael Jackson art and audio

Nate Giorgio, yes-- the one and only-- has gone iPhone in a BIG way!

An example of Nate's iPhone talent
(c) 2010 Nate Giorgio.  All Rights Reserved.

Not only does Nate create incredible sketches on his iPhone with his fingertip (showoff! lol) but he has a new iPhone app displaying his Fine Art, with a gallery dedicated specifically to Michael Jackson.  Here are just a few examples:


All photos (c) 2010 Nate Giorgio. All Rights Reserved.

There is an audio clip of Nate and MJ talking about _______ (sorry, not going to spoil it. Get the app!) More art and clips to come, as well as another phone platform too... Android OS.

So be sure to check it out here

This isn't on fansites yet, so go get it and make your MJ friends jealous!

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From Cali: Stop talking about it. DO IT!

I know I know, this is an MJ blog and over the last year I've contributed to repeating some of the nonsense posted around the world-wide-web, and like each of us out there, not knowing what really is fact or fiction.  Well, I have had enough!  This is not a rant, it is a call to the MJ fan community to ACT.

The web is SATURATED with MJ blogs, MJ facts (and fiction), hypotheses, and downright (pardon my language) bullshit.  This is NOT what Michael Jackson was about.  Michael, in my interrpretation of his message, wanted to help everyone.  Every single living creature, man, woman, child and animal alike.  He dreamt of a day when the world would stand together in harmony and lend a helping hand to anyone or anything in need.

He wanted to stamp out hunger and created We are The World for Africa.  He wanted to help end AIDS, so he joined with Dame Elizabeth Taylor.  He wanted to help children so he created Heal The World.  He wanted to help the animals around the planet as well as the rainforest, in short, the Earth.  and he gave us Earth Song.  He put the vision of how to make the change in his video Cry, giving us instruction on HOW to make the change.  He wanted to give happiness and smiles to dying children around the globe just by his visit.  He didn't just SAY... he DID!

WE ARE NOT LISTENING TO MICHAEL!

Pleased to announce NYTram's blog

One of my blog followers here, and prominent member of the IACOP family, has made a wonderful new MJ blog.  I am so happy and pleased to announce it.  Please go check it out and be sure to follow him.  MJTKOP-NYTram's blog can be found here

Also, here is a new "Kraken Bunny" wallpaper.  LOVE IT!


And of course, this one is near and dear to my heart.  Please read his 2 articles on Baby Seals.  Slaughter of Baby Seals and Look Again, Baby Seal 



(c) Martijn Peskens aka MJTKOP-NYTram

Sunday, September 5, 2010

MJ on dolphins (excerpt from Dancing the Dream)

Enough For Today

Dance rehearsals can go on past midnight, but this time I stopped at ten. "I hope you don't mind," I said, looking up into space, "but that's enough for today." A voice from the control room spoke. "You okay?"

"A little tired, I guess," I said.

I slipped on a windbreaker and headed down the hall. Running footsteps came up behind me. I was pretty sure who they belonged to. "I know you too well," she said, catching up with me. "What's really wrong?"

I hesitated. "Well, I don't know how this sounds, but I saw a picture today in the papers. A dolphin had drowned in a fishing net. From the way its body was tangled in the lines, you could read so much agony. Its eyes were vacant, yet there was still that smile, the one dolphins never lose, even when they die..." My voice trailed off.

She put her hand lightly in mine. "I know, I know."
"No, you don't know all of it yet. It's not just that I felt sad, or had to face the fact that an innocent being had died. Dolphins love to dance -- of all the creatures in the sea, that's their mark. Asking nothing from us, they cavort in the waves while we marvel. They race ahead of ships, not to get there first but to tell us, 'It's all meant to be play. Keep to your course, but dance while you do it.' "So there I was, in the middle of rehearsal, and I thought, 'They're killing a dance.' And then it seemed only right to stop. I can't keep the dance from being killed, but at least I can pause in memory, as one dancer to another. Does that make any sense?"

Her eyes were tender. "Sure, in its way. Probably we'll wait years before everyone agrees on how to solve this thing. So many interests are involved. But it's too frustrating waiting for improvements tomorrow. Your heart wanted to have its say now."

"Yes," I said, pushing the door open for her. "I just had this feeling, and that's enough for today."


Excerpt from "Dancing the Dream - Poems and Reflections" © 1992 by Michael Jackson

I found this on It's all for L.O.V.E.'s blog here.  Thank you for sharing this!

Remember you are contributing to this by
NOT USING YOUR VOICE TO STOP IT!

Please sign the petition to stop dolphin slaughter.  (DEADLINE Sept 10th!)
Facebook Causes here
TakePart here

The dolphins and whales deserve to be watched in their own environment:  THE SEA.

Educate yourself:
Save Japan Dolphins  The organization leader, Ric O'Barry, featured in the Oscar Award winning film, The Cove.  He was the dolphin trainer for the popular TV series Flipper.
The Cove Movie (with Japanese subtitles) The Cove Movie
Huff Post Article: Ric O'Barry (Sept 7)

Japan's The Institute of Cetacean Rearch  (IRC) (Whaling research)
Ministries of Agriculture, Forestry  & Fisheries (MAFF) (Japan Government body)

Interesting articles
Japan's Fishing Industry is in Peril (Mercury poisoning) 2003
Russia threatens to ban Japanese fishing around S Kurils (2007)

The International Whaling Commission (IWC)

GreenPeace Tokyo Two found guilty -helps whales in the long run (?)
Extended clip of The Cove
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Our World: Your voice is needed to help others

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The official start of the hunting of dolphins started September 1st, despite the worldwide outcry to end this brutal practice. The annual slaughter, which runs through March, traditionally slaughters 20,000+ dolphins brutally in the waters of Japan. Right now, there are activists in Taiji, Japan (the city made famous by the Oscar Award winning documentary "The Cove") who are documenting to the world what is happening. While there have been no known killings so far, 9 dolphins have lost their freedom this week, as they were captured to be sold to dolphinariums somewhere in the world.

While no nation has the right to tell others how to eat, the truly critical aspect of this story is that the dolphin and whale meat, contains dangerously high levels of mercury, which is poisoning those who eat it.  And many in Japan do not even know this is happening.  There is an exhibit at a Tokyo university, with histories on people who had mercury-poisoning in the 1950s in Minamata, Japan.  It runs through September 19th.

If you have friends in Japan, PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH THEM!

Also, PLEASE-- Please take 5 minutes of your day to:
1. Sign this petition  (on Facebook, here) to help stop dophin slaughter. 

2. Share this on your social networking (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc) and ask each of your followers to join you in signing the petition  
(Copy/paste)
http://www.savejapandolphins.org/blog.html
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/petitions/252

3.  Please add any of these tags to your tweets on Twitter to help this topic trend globally:  #taiji #dolphins #thecove #savejapandolphins

4.  Read updates on SaveJapanDolphins.org or Google Dolphins in Japan, Mercury poisoning, etc for more information. 

Stay informed.  Use your voice. 
Thank you!
Cali

EDIT:  PS:  I read this from another MJ fan's blog, It's all for LOVE.  They have an excerpt from MJ's Dancing the Dream about what MJ thought of Dolphins, "they're killing a dance."  It's definitely worth a read! 
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