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Teresa
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It has come to the attention of Michael Jackson fans that Neverland has been dismantled and is owned now by a group of investors. We petition for the new owners to restore a portion of Neverland as a memorial to Michael Jackson, similar to Graceland,



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Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 2:59 pm
The petition
It has come to the attention of Michael Jackson fans that Neverland has been dismantled and is owned now by a group of investors. We petition for the new owners to restore a portion of Neverland as a memorial to Michael Jackson, similar to Graceland, to immortalize Michael & his music. Michael Jackson's body should also be laid to rest at Neverland with an eternal flame so his fans world-wide and future generations can pay homage to him forever.

With over 2800 acres, up to 500 acres could be set aside for as a memorial park, accommodating millions of visitors per year. Graceland has approx 700,000 visitors per year. Yes, Michael was torn about returning to Neverland due to his past legal issues in which he was later acquitted; however, we know as fans that he deeply loved Neverland because it recaptured his missed childhood. It's obvious that Neverland remained dear in his heart, given the settlement he reached in November 2008, wherein he still retains a stake in Neverland. So, return the amusment rides, set up his home for tours, display his memorabalia, sell paraphenalia & music, set up a Thriller Attraction (Michael loved horror films), etc. With an admission price up to $50 (Graceland at 13 acres charges $33), Neverland could raise millions to help pay off his debt and raise money for his first love - disadvantaged children.

Neverland manifested his love for disadvantaged children worldwide, as referenced in the song he co-wrote, "We are the World." There are many children who will miss their childhood, due to illness, poverty, lack of parents, war, etc...Neverland will be that place where children, like Michael, can be a "child", release their spirit and live free!

The fans "Never Can Say Goodbye" to Michael.

For more info on the this petition, visit http://hamptonblu.blogspot.com...
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 3:29 pm
Money Talks;
if All the Fans Want it Form a Investment Group of Your Own and Buy the Place Don't Tell some one Else What to Do with it Take Responsibility for Your Demands; and Then All The Fans That contribute can decide What to Do With Your Profits...
Just make Sure All Staff, Adult Owners, and adult Visitors; Pass Deep Criminal Background and Phsycological Tests To Prevent Pedofiles From From Preying on the Kids; and Further Sullying his Name...
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 3:32 pm
oh and don't You think it should be up to his Will or without That word from him; his Family, as to Where he is Buried...I DO....
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 4:46 pm
"Caregiver/Artist:To Empower Others Creativity and Help them Protect Thier Family and Freedom"

Thatīs your "slogan" not mine.

He was not charged for ANY crime by the way...maybe someone wanted his money or envy him with all their hearts....who knows....this world is full of hypocrites.

I see your profile and who comment in it...

I understand you come to MY note to make your "point". Now we can all move on to the sig-na-tu-res.

thanks for your comment about a dead man that canīt defend himsellf.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 4:55 pm
I have direct contact with this comunity

Visit the site and support them:

http://hamptonblu.blogspot.com/
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:04 pm
"Caregiver/Artist:To Empower Others Creativity and Help them Protect Thier Family and Freedom"
words In the profile of...Rod Gesner (?)


Lets protect Michael Jacksonīs kids that donīt deserve nothing bad from NOBODY, let them see her dad as he was. a HERO FOR MANY and a person that care for nature and animals.

Who was there? Why do we judge him if he was absolved by the law? we are the CIA? Do we have the right to judge without proving it? (((((NO)))))). STOP NOW.

Time to change ((((PLEASE))))) LOOK ONLY WHAT HE LEFT TO US. HE LOST EVERYTHING!!!,properties,friends, love!!!!......!CANīT YOU SEE????????
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:10 pm
My Comment Did Not Accuse; But merely Proposed You "fans" Raise Funds and Take Responsibility for Protecting the Youth that Your Theme Park would Put at Risk..
if Ya'll Don't Want to Do it that way that is Your Biz and Potential criminal Negligence Charges or LAW SUITS Would Also Be Yours;
Or Do you just want Credit for the Idea and let someone else Finance it and take the responsibility?
But Whether or Not he Was Guilty of ALL Crimes accused of; he Did behave inapropriatly and While I believe it was Not of Evil intent; But More that he was Trying to Catch up on his Stolen Youth That his Dominating Father Took from him.
To Pander to the Afro American Community Over this issue;
is as Racist as Saying OJ Must be Guilty because he's Black..

As it is Correct that He is Dead; All the Fans in the world Shouldn't Go against his Will, Or the Wishes of His Mother; as To Where he is Buried..

ya'll Don't Own Him or Neverland; Just The Posters, Video's, CD's, tapes and Records; that you PAID For; and the Memories; Everyone has a Right to those;
But unless Your Pettition Signers are Putting Up Money and Making a Fair Offer; they have No right to determine or DEMAND What the investors and His Debt Holders Do with thier Shares of His Ranch.
PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTHS/Sig Nat ures, Are.

Why should Some one else Pay For Your Fantasy Theme Park Memorial.

and Going To My Page and Copying/Pasting my Words To Attack Me;
is Not Acceptable;

And You Should Know Better....
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:14 pm
Thanks Rod for noting NOW. You just did.

God Bless you for having a heart.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:25 pm
PS: Itīs not my news or petition...itīs his fans news. people that loved him and respect him. her mother agrees with them. He belongs to his people....the only pure part of his life. people with unconditional love....he should have go with them in troubled times.....Artists should learn that.....I have worked with them,supported them, guide them....I know what I am talking about.....the rest are people trying to take advantage....the fans love you with their LIFE.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:34 pm
THIS IS NOT A FANTASY, THIS IS REAL LIFE, AND YOU KNOW IT AND I KNOW WHAT SHOWBUSSINESS IS ABOUT.

He was supported by his fans and created by the powerful media and then he was around of people that only thought about $ , now back to his real people, the public...nothing less, nothing more....WE ARE SHOWBUSINESS, you and I

AND I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THAT CRAP.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:45 pm
Tell me members:

Do you think that the owners are not already thinking of a $$$$$$$ advantage of that property??? The only thing with honour would be.....this petition.....it will be the only thing they canīt robe from this man! the will of his fans and close friends.

Read, click the link.
 

Joycey B (750)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:46 pm
Action taken. Thanks Tere.

Your signature has been recorded.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:48 pm
In case my English is poor:

Tell me members:

Do you think that the owners are not already thinking of a $$$$$$$ advantage of that property??? The only thing with honour would be.....this petition.....it will be the only thing they canīt STEAL from this man! the will of his fans and close friends.

Read, click the link.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:49 pm
Thanks Joycey, I was waiting for your support.
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 6:52 pm
by the Way I would never try to Say Michael Jakson wasn't a great Performer and Singer; I loved his Music TOO.
I Don't approve of the way his father exploited All his Children; and By Memorialising and creating an amusement Park around his Body I feel that It Would Also Exploit Michaels Children By in some way involving them; he has alway's (except the Germany Balcony incident)
Tried to Keep them out of the spotlight;
So Why don't Ya'll honour that and Just Let him Rest;
and take your Spotlight Off of his family...

(are you Planning on returning the caged animals and Pet Monkey's Too;
or all The ARA's in Denial about that Side of his Personal Choices.)
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 7:21 pm
Ok members, we have 151 signatures in 6 hours. The AFRO-AMERICAN COMMUNITY created this petition and we donīt want it to be banned because of...........weird events.




I have direct contact with this comunity

Visit the site and support them:

http://hamptonblu.blogspot.com
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 8:52 pm
again YOU Attack with Patronising words;
GOD IS THE SAME TO ALL OF US: BLACK OR WHITE, OR LATINOS. strange How You Left out Native Americans


and NO;
I note what I will for the reasons I already gave;

and My Great Spirit;
Is Not the Same God of Conquistadors, Slave owners, Or Genocidal Missionaries. Nor is it the God of Fashion and the Exploitive Music industry or it's Sainted Fans..


for you to presume to tell me.

show's an Arrogance beyond Words
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday June 29, 2009, 9:16 pm
Immortalize Michael Jackson at Neverland Ranch PETITION

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/michaeljacksonneverland/?e
 

Darlene K (356)
Monday June 29, 2009, 11:32 pm
Michael Jackson has nothing to do with my or anyone's native roots. This man is honored by me, and I am humbled by the amount of betrayal the American Society put on this man, while he embraced the anger and heartbreak. This man IS and WAS innocent.

I will miss his soul of awesome artistical talent, but I will never forget him. I didn't know his pain ran so deep, but maybe I didn't want to know...

Thank you Tere ((hugs))
 

Darlene K (356)
Monday June 29, 2009, 11:33 pm
Oh and petition signed and news noted
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 12:46 am
This was In No Way an attack on Michael Jackson;
I Feel for Him as I wouild Any Exploited Child;
That is Why I won't Let Go off this;
because His Children Do not Deserve to have an amusmusment Theme Park to Be Built over his Grave.. So Quit Calling Me Out;
As I will answer I made it Clear in My First Post that I was Addressing Fans Plural as this Qoute Proves:

Money Talks;
if All the Fans Want it Form a Investment Group of Your Own and Buy the Place Don't Tell some one Else What to Do with it Take Responsibility for Your Demands; and Then All The Fans That contribute can decide What to Do With Your Profits... So If The Poor Translations the Whatever Program Gives has created This Missunderstanding Than as the American English Speaking Family member My Latest Attacker Should have Taken responsibility and Explained But We ALL KNOW it isn't about that as She has Made Several Prejudicail Refferences to MY Friends If I played Like That I would have Been Here With Hip Boots on a couple weeeks ago Wouldn't I... So Call Off The Kids; Cause We Don't Wanna Go there; (PLEASE) and TAKE Responsibility For Your OverREACTIONS.....
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 12:55 am
To make My Points Clearer:
on the TMZ on the TMZ intertainment News:
They Show Crowds of People Hanging out infront of the Moms/Kids Home Trying to Con thier Way in "Flava Flave" gets turned back; and The Commentator Says There are alot of People Lawyers Doctors Trying to get in to Be a Part of this.... How BUZZARD/VULTURE LIKE;
WAit; Take the Time to Organise a FAN Buyer Group and Make a Realistic Offer to the Creditors/investors/Family;
Don't Claim: SELFISH Fans Rights to HIS Body; Like a Pack of Hyenas....
LET The FAMILY Bury HIM WHERE THEY WANT...
 

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 3:31 am
Signed & Noted. Thanks
 

Joycey B (750)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 10:40 am
Great article Tere. Michael meant well with all his animals. He was kid like. Never grew up. Bubbles is in a sanctuary in Florida and very happy there. The rest are in zoos and other sanctuaries. It was hard to trace them all. I feel he regretted getting these wild animals. He did not realize what he was getting into. Everyone has their opinion on Michael and I for one liked him. He was never convicted on anything. He was deprived of his childhood and was abused by his father. People shouldn't be so harsh on him. He just never grew up and that is where Neverland comes in. RIP Micahel. You have so many that love you and you will always be The King Of Pop, never forgotten. Thanks for all your tributes to this legend Tere.
 

. (0)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 11:43 am
Thanks Tere for this. I hope you know you can count on me and "I'll Be There" as Michael so beautifully sang, as you well know. Now I'm off to the hamptonblu.blogspot.
Big Hugs my friend
 

Darren Alexander (21)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 12:37 pm
Rest in Peace, Michael Jackson. *candle*
 

Darren Alexander (21)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 12:42 pm
In my opinion, it's a good idea to make a memorial for Michael. Nothing wrong with that and like "Graceland" for Elvis, it can be a place where people can see the memorial and whatever else they decide to add.
 

Darren Alexander (21)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 12:46 pm
And if the fans want to present it to the people that own the place, then let them present it. Nobody has the right to decide if they have the right to do it. Period.
 

Barbara W (342)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 4:48 pm
Thanks Tere, Michael was a Brave Heart and a very compassionate person. He loved animals and children. His music expressed his gentle side. He had the greatness that often comes from those who have felt deep pain. Michaels "Heal The World" exposes his depth of character. His music and profound lyrics will be missed.. Barbara/founder/dtdn
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

Joycey B (750)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 5:07 pm
His memorial services are being held at Neverland on Friday.
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 8:09 pm
Noted Tere....*S*
Tried to sign thepetition,but it is under maintience right now. I will try again later..

Let him rest in peace. He cannot defend himslef now, and for anyone to start throwing garbage at this memory, that is a small minded act of a very unhappy person. Let him be, and let those that loved him and admired him do so without the meanspiritedness and cruel insults.
Would anyone like thesemean and cruel things said about someone you loved and admired?
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 9:01 pm
So They have Found a Will;
But Not Fully Disclosed What it Means To Everyone Elses Plans...
Michael had the Right to decide What happend to His Body, His Children and His Money/estate
And Those That were Claiming His Mother wanted to Control it and Care for the Children Missed The Part where they Said JOE and His Mother;

NO WAY... She is Condependant To AN ABUSIVE Child Exploiter...
NO WAY, Should Joe have ANY Hold over his Children Or Money.
(He Already Got More than He dedserved.)

So ALL You "LOVING Fans". PLEASE LEAVE THIS ISSUE ALONE;
UNTILL the Will is Read;

and Then If YA'LL Want to Honour Michael;
Then Honour HIS WISHES and LET HIM REST IN PEACE;
and Allow His Children the Privacy That they deserve...
NO ONE should Force them into any Carreers or Public appierances No ONE.
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 9:30 pm
All the Petty remarks About my Friends and DMA Last Night have been Reported; Hiding Them Today Doesn't Excuse The Bad Behaviours..
 

Dalia H (1280)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 9:46 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
Immortalize Michael Jackson at Neverland Ranch.
Noted and Signed Dearest Teresa.
Love,
Black Dalia:)
 

Darlene K (356)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 10:16 pm
He is also honored for his massive contribution in activism.

Much gratitude to you, Michael Jackson, for your life long charity work. Thank you Kathy C., for this comment of his activism.

This list is from Jackson Action and it is a chronology of all of his charitable contributions:

January 10, 1984: Michael visits the unit for burn victims at Brotman-Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.

April 9, 1984: David Smithee, a 14-year-old boy who suffers from cystic fibroses is invited to Michael's home. It was David's last wish to meet Michael. He dies 7 weeks later.

April 14, 1984: Michael equips a 19-bed-unit at Mount Senai New York Medical Center. This center is part of the T.J. Martell-Foundation for leukemia and cancer research.

July 5, 1984: During the Jackson's press conference at Tavern On The Green, Michael announces that his part of the earnings from the Victory Tour will be donated to three charitable organizations: The United Negro College Fund, Camp Good Times, and the T.J. Martell-Foundation.

July 14, 1984: After the first concert of the Victory Tour, Michael meets 8 terminally ill children backstage.

December 13, 1984: Michael visits the Brotman Memorial Hospital, where he had been treated when he was burned very badly during the producing of a Pepsi commercial. He donates all the money he receives from Pepsi, $1.5 million, to the Michael Jackson Burn Center for Children.

January 28, 1985: Michael and 44 other artists meet to record "We Are The World", written by Michael and Lionel Ritchie. The proceeds of this record are donated to the starving people in Africa.

1986: Michael set up the "Michael Jackson UNCF Endowed Scholarship Fund". This $1.5 million fund is aimed towards students majoring in performance art and communications, with money given each year to students attending a UNCF member college or university.

February 28, 1986: After having had a heart-transplant, 14-year-old Donna Ashlock from California gets a call from Michael Jackson. He had heard that she is a big fan of his. Michael invites her to his home as soon as she is feeling better. This visit takes place on March 8th. Donna stays for dinner and watches a movie together with Michael.

September 13, 1987: Michael supports a campaign against racism. He supports efforts of the NAACP, to fight prejudices against black artists.

October 1987: At the end of his Bad Tour, Michael donates some personal items to the UNESCO for a charitable auction. The proceeds will be for the education of children in developing countries.

February 1, 1988: The Song "Man In the Mirror" enters the charts. The proceeds from the sales of this record goes to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a camp for children who suffer from cancer.

March 1, 1988: At a press conference held by his sponsor Pepsi, Michael presents a $600,000 check to the United Negro College Fund.

April 1988: Free tickets are given away for three concerts in Atlanta, Georgia to the Make A Wish Foundation.

May 22, 1988: Michael visits children who suffer from cancer in the Bambini-Gesu Children's Hospital in Rome. He signs autographs and gives away sweets and records to the little patients. He promises a check of 100,000 pounds to the hospital.

July 16, 1988: Before a concert at Wembley Stadium Michael meets the Prince of Wales and his wife Diana. He hands over a check of 150,000 pounds for the Prince's Trust, and a check of 100,000 pounds for the children's hospital at Great Ormond Street.

July 20, 1988: Michael visits terminally ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. At a unit for less critical patients he stays a little bit longer and tells a story.

August 29, 1988: At his 30th birthday Michael performs a concert in Leeds, England for the English charity-organization "Give For Life". The goal of this organization is the immunization of children. Michael presents a check for 65,000 pounds.

December 1988: Michael visits 12-year-old David Rothenburg. His father had 5 years earlier burned him very badly in an act of revenge against his former wife.

January 1989: The proceeds of one of Michael's shows in Los Angeles are donated to Childhelp USA, the biggest charity-organization against child-abuse. In appreciation of the contributions of Michael, Childhelp of Southern California is founding the "Michael Jackson International Institute for Research On Child Abuse".

January 10, 1989: The Bad Tour comes to an end. Under-privileged children are donated tickets for each concert and Michael donates money to hospitals, orphanages and charity-organizations.

February 7, 1989: Michael visits the Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California. Some weeks earlier a 25-year-old man had fired at the school's playground. 5 children had been killed and 39 had been wounded.

March 5, 1989: Michael invites 200 deprived children of the St. Vincent Institute for handicapped children and of the organization Big Brothers and Big Sisters to the Circus Vargas in Santa Barbara. After this event he invites them to his ranch to introduce his private zoo at his Neverland Ranch to them.

November 13, 1989: The organization "Wishes Granted" helps 4-year-old Darian Pagan, who suffers from leukemia to meet Michael. Michael invites the little boy to a performance of Canadian acrobats.

December 28, 1989: Young Ryan White, who suffers from hemophilia, spends his holidays on Michael's ranch. Ryan had been infected with AIDS by contaminated blood transfusions in 1984. After he was excluded from his school in Kokomo, Ryan fought against the discrimination of AIDS victims.

January 6, 1990: Michael invites 82 abused and neglected children through Childhelp to his Neverland Ranch. There are games, a Barbeque and a movie show provided for them.

July 1990: 45 children from the Project Dream Street, Los Angeles, for children with life-threatening illness are invited to Neverland Valley.

August 18, 1990: Michael invites 130 children of the YMCA summer program of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to his Neverland Ranch.

May 6, 1991: Michael is invited to the Jane Goodall Charity event. Michael supports her, an advocate of behavioral research concerning chimpanzees in Gombe, Nigeria for more than 30 years.

July 26, 1991: Michael pays a visit to the Youth Sports & Art Foundation in Los Angeles. This Foundation supports families of gang members, and helps dealing with drug-abuse. Michael talks to the kids and presents them with a wide-screen TV set and a financial gift.

December 1991: Michael's office MJJ Productions treats needy families in Los Angeles with more than 200 turkey dinners.

February 1992: Within 11 days Michael covers 30,000 miles in Africa, to visit hospitals, orphanages, schools, churches, and institutions for mentally handicapped children.

February 3, 1992: At a press conference at the New York Radio City Music Hall, Michael announces that he is planning a new world tour, to raise funds for his new "Heal The World" Foundation. This Foundation will support the fight against AIDS, Juvenile Diabetes and will support the Camp Ronald McDonald and the Make A Wish Foundation.

May 6, 1992: Michael defrays the funeral-expenses for Ramon Sanchez, who was killed during the Los Angeles riots.

June 23, 1992: At a press conference in London, Michael makes an announcement about his Heal The World Foundation.

June 26, 1992: Michael presents the Mayor of Munich, Mr. Kronawitter, with a 40,000 DM-check for the needy people of the city.

June 29, 1992: Michael visits the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam and presents a check for 100,000 pounds.

July 1992: Michael donated L. 821,477,296 to La Partita del Cuore (The Heart Match) in Rome and donated 120,000 DM to children's charities in Estonia and Latvia.

July 25, 1992: On the occasion of a concert in Dublin, Ireland, Michael announces that he will give 400,000 pounds of the tour earnings to various charities.

July 29, 1992: Michael visits the Queen Elizabeth Children's Hospital in London. To the surprise the children, he brings Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Euro-Disney to the hospital.

July 31, 1992: On the Eve of his second concert at Wembley Stadium, Michael presents Prince Charles with a check of 200,000 pounds for the Prince's Trust.

August 16, 1992: 6 year old Nicholas Killen, who lost his eyesight caused by a life aiding cancer surgery, meets Michael backstage in Leeds, England.

September 1992: Michael donated 1 million pesetas to charity headed by the Queen of Spain.

September 30, 1992: President Iliescu of Romania inaugurates a playground for 500 orphans which Michael has financed. Michael discusses his Heal The World Foundation.

October 1, 1992: Michael chooses a concert in Bucharest, Romania for worldwide television broadcast. Bucharest is a logical choice due to the numerous orphanages the country is known for.

November 24, 1992: At Kennedy Airport in New York, Michael supervises the loading of 43 tons of medication, blankets, and winter clothes destined for Sarajevo. The Heal The World Foundation collaborates with AmeriCares to bring resources totaling $2.1 million to Sarajevo. They will be allocated under the supervision of the United Nations.

December 10, 1992: During a press conference at the American Ambassy in Tokyo Michael is presented with a check for $100,000 for the Heal The World Foundation by Tour Sponsor Pepsi.

December 26, 1992: During a broadcast request for donations to the United Negro College Fund, Michael declares: "Black Colleges and Universities are breeding some of the leading personalities of our time. They are on top in business, justice, science and technologies, politics and religion. I am proud, that the Michael Jackson Scholarship Program enabled more than 200 young men and women to get a qualified education."

January 19, 1993: Michael is one of the stars to perform at the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton. Before he sings "Gone Too Soon" he draws the attention to the plights of the victims of AIDS and mentions his friend Ryan White.

January 26, 1993: At a press conference held at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles, Michael is presented with a $200,000 donation from the National Football League and the Sponsors of the Super Bowl. He gets another $500,000 from the BEST Foundation for his Heal The World Foundation. At this occasion the foundation of "Heal L.A." is officially announced.

February 1993: In association with Sega, launched an initiative to distribute more than $108,000 of computer games and equipment to children's hospitals, children's homes, and children's charities throughout the U.K.

March 1993: The foundation of an independent film company is announced. They will produce family-oriented movies. A part of the earnings will go to the Heal The World Foundation.

March 27, 1993: At a meeting at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Michael gives a 5-minute speech to 1200 teachers and politicians.

April 26, 1993: Within his "Heal LA" tour, Michael visits the Watta Health Foundation, and two schools in Los Angeles South Central.

May 5, 1993: Former President Jimmy Carter and Michael, who are chairmen of the "Heal Our Children/Heal The World" initiative, are in Atlanta to promote their "Atlanta Project Immunization Drive".

June 1993: Michael has announced that he will donate $1.25 million for children who have suffered from the riots in Los Angeles.

June 1993: 100 children from the Challengers Boys and Girls Club visit Neverland.

June 10, 1993: Michael promotes the new DARE-program. The purpose of the program is to inform children about the dangers of drug abuse.

June 18, 1993: Michael pays a visit to a hospital in Washington. He spends several hours with the young patients and plays chess with some of them.

August 1993: With Pepsi-Cola Thailand, donated $40,000 to Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's charity, the Rural School Children and Youth Development Fund, in support of school lunch programs in rural villages in Thailand.

August 1993: In conjunction with Pepsi-Cola International, donated new ambulances to the Contacts One Independent Living Center for Children in Moscow, Russia and the Hospital de Ninos Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

October 1993: Donated $100,000 to the Children's Defense Fund, the Children's Diabetes Foundation, the Atlanta Project, and the Boys and Girl Clubs of Newark, New Jersey.

October 22, 1993: Michael visits a hospital in Santiago.

October 28, 1993: Michael makes it possible for 5000 underprivileged children to visit the Reino Aventura Park, where the whale Keiko ("Free Willy") is living.

November 5, 1993: Michael is guest at a children's party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Mexico City.

December 1993: With the Gorbachev Foundation, airlifted 60,000 doses of children's vaccines to Tblisi, Georgia.

December 16, 1993: The Heal The World Foundation UK supports "Operation Christmas Child" delivering toys, sweets, gifts and food to children in former Yugoslavia.

1994: Michael donates $500,000 to Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS Foundation.

January 7, 1994: On the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Michael gives a party for more than 100 underprivileged children at his Neverland Ranch.

February 22, 1994: "The Jackson Family Honors" is televised. The earnings of the show are given to their own newly formed charity, "Family Caring for Families".

August 6, 1994: Michael and his wife Lisa Marie are visiting two children's hospitals in Budapest. They distribute toys to the ill children.

1995: Michael wants to free dolphins who have been locked up for years. He believes there should be legal guidelines about the way dolphins have to live in zoos and parks.

March 1995: Little Bela Farkas received a new liver. Michael and Lisa Marie met this 4-year-old boy during their trip to Hungary in 1994. Michael did everything to help Bela, whose only chance to live was getting a new liver. The Heal The World Foundation covered the surgery and the cost for caring.

June 21, 1996: Michael donated a four-times platinum disc of "HIStory" in aid of the Dunblane appeal at the Royal Oak Hotel, Sevenoaks in England.

July 18, 1996: In Soweto, South Africa Michael is laying down a wreath of flowers for youngsters who have been killed during the fights involving Apartheid.

September 1996: The first Sports Festival "Hope" was held for orphans and disadvantaged children. 3000 children and 600 volunteers took part in the Sports Festival and Michael Jackson was a special guest.

September 6, 1996: Michael visits the children's unit of a hospital in Prague.

October 1996: Michael visited a hospital for mentally challenged children in Kaoshiung, Taiwan and offered 2,000 free tickets to the sold out performance in Kaoshiung.

October 1, 1996: Michael donated the proceeds of his Tunisia concert to "The National Solidarity Fund", a charity dedicated to fighting poverty.

October 3, 1996: Michael visits a children's hospital and brings small gifts for the patients during a HIStory tour visit in Amsterdam. A room in the hospital (for parents who want to be with their children) is named after Michael.

November 1, 1996: Michael donates most of the earnings from a HIStory concert in Bombay, India to the poor people of the country.

November 7, 1996: Before his first concert in Auckland, New Zealand, Michael fulfills the wish of little Emely Smith, who is suffering from cancer, who wants to meet Michael.

November 25, 1996: Michael visited the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, delivering toys, signing autographs, and visiting with children.

December 9, 1996: During a HIStory tour visit in Manila, Michael visits a children's hospital. He announces that a part of his concert earnings will be donated to the renovation of the hospital.

January 25, 1997: Michael waved his personal fee for his Bombay appearance and donated $1.1 million to a local charity helping to educate children living in slums.

April 4, 1997: British magazine "OK!" is publishing exclusive photos of Michael's son Prince. The magazine pays about 1 million pounds for the photos. Michael donates the money to charity.

June 18, 1997: Michael signed the "Children in Need" book auctioned by the charity UNESCO.

September 1998: Michael meets 5 year old Aza Woods, who suffers from cancer, at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. Michael introduces Aza to the attraction "Star Trek: The Experience" and spends the rest of the afternoon with the little boy. Finally Michael invites Aza to spend some time with him at his Neverland Ranch.

November 16, 1998: Michael arrives in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a member of the American Delegation invited by the Minister of Defense. The delegation thanks the government of Zimbabwe for helping to keep the peace in this area.

September 4, 1999: Michael presented Nelson Mandela with a check for 1,000,000 South African rand for the "Nelson Mandela Children's Fund."

January 22, 2000: During Christmas last year a violent storm ravaged the park of the Chateau de Versailles and destroyed 10,000 trees in the park. The estimated cost for rebuilding the park is around $20 million. Some celebrities are supporting the restoration of the park. French officials are reporting that Michael Jackson is one of them. He was one of the first people to donate money to this cause.

October 28, 2000:Michael painted a plate to be auctioned for the "Carousel of Hope Ball" benefiting childhood diabetes research.

March 6, 2001: Michael donated a black hat, a birthday phone-call and a jacket worn at the Monaco Music Awards in 2000 to the Movie Action for Children auction, an event being given by UNICEF with all proceeds will going to UNICEF's efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa.

March 26, 2001: Michael handed out books to young people at a Newark, NJ theater. The event, which helped to launch the Michael Jackson International Book Club, part of his new Heal the Kids charity, aims to promote childhood reading and encourage parents to return to reading bedtime stories.

September 15, 2002: Michael donated 16 exclusively autographed items consisting of CD's, videos and 2 cotton napkins to aid in the support of the victims of a severe flood in Germany. These items were auctioned off for charity and managed to raise 3935 Euro (US$ 3,814).

October 12, 2002: Michael Jackson invited more than 200 Team Vandenberg members, who recently returned from overseas deployments, and their families to his Neverland Ranch. This was to show his appreciation for the sacrifices the military in his community make.

November 19-29, 2002: Michael donated an autographed teddy bear dressed in his likeness to Siegfried & Roy's celebrity teddy bear auction. This auction benefits Opportunity Village which is a non-profit organization based in Las Vegas (USA) that enhances the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Michael's autographed teddy bear raised $5,000 for the charity.

November 21, 2002: Michael donated a jacket to the The Bambi Charity Event in Berlin which raised $16,000.

April 25, 2002: Michael Jackson performed at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the Apollo Theater in Harlem helping to raise nearly $3 million dollars towards voter registration.

June 2003: The Wolf family, who experienced serious damages to their belongings during the flood in Saxony, Germany last August, was invited to Berlin by Michael Jackson when he was at the Bambi Awards. On that occasion Michael invited them to Neverland. In June, they spent three days at Neverland, meeting Michael and his children.


Charity Awards

May 14, 1984: At a ceremony in the White House President Reagan presents Michael an award for special efforts; he is honored for his participation in a national ad campaign against drunk driving.

January 1989: The "Say Yes To A Youngsters Future" program honors Michael in recognition of his efforts to encourage children to natural sciences and award him with the "National Urban Coalition Artist/Humanitarian Of The Year Award".

March 1989: At the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California, Michael receives the Black Radio Special Award for his humanitarian efforts.

September 22, 1989: The Capital Children's Museum awards Michael with the Best Of Washington 1989 Humanitarian Award in recognition of his efforts to raise money for the museum, and for his never-ending support of children.

February 3, 1990: From Japan Michael receives a Role Model Award.

April 5, 1990: During a ceremony, where Michael is awarded as "Entertainer Of The Decade", Michael meets President George Bush, who honors him with the "Point Of Light" award. Michael receives this award for his philanthropic activities. President Bush explains Michael's humanitarian commitments to the press.

September 14, 1990: The Council of the American Scouts honors Michael with the first "Good Scout Humanitarian Award". Michael receives this award for his humanitarian activities by supporting the Make A Wish Foundation, the Prince's Trust, the United Negro College Fund and Childhelp USA.

October 23, 1990: Michael Jackson and Elton John will be the first recipients of the award in memory of Ryan White, which will be handed over in 1991.

May 1, 1992: President George Bush presents Michael with the "Point of Light" award for his continuing support of deprived children. During his stay, Michael visits little Raynal Pope, who had been injured very badly by dogs.

June 3, 1992: The organization "One To One", who is caring for better living conditions of young people, honors Michael with an award for his commitment to deprived youngsters.

July 1993: The American Friends of Hebrew University honors Michael with the Scopus Award 1993.

August 1993: The Jack The Rapper Awards are presented and Michael is honored with the "Our Children, Our Hope Of Tomorrow" award.

November 17, 1993: Michael rejects the Scopus Award. He was nominated for this award, which was planned to be given him on January 29th, 1994.

April 12, 1994: On occasion of the 2nd Children's Choice Award ceremony at Cit Center in New York, Michael is presented with the "Caring For Kids" award. This award is to honor celebrities, who take time for young people. 100,000 children and young people from 8 to 18 years old gave Michael their vote of confidence. The Children's Choice Awards are sponsored by Body Sculpt, a charity organization, that offers drug-prevention programs for young people.

November 2, 1995: Michael receives the award "Diamont of Africa".

March, 30, 1996: The Ark Trust-Foundation, who wants to draw the attention of the public eye on animal's problems, presents the 10th Genesis Award. Michael is presented with the 1995 Doris Day Award. He gets this award for the "Earth Song" video, which draws attention to the plight of the animals.

May 1, 1999: At the Bollywood awards in New York, Michael is presented with an award for his humanitarian activities. The award is signed: "Though he comes from the young American tradition, Michael is the embodiment of an old indian soul. His actions are an expression of the philosophy of Weda, which asked to work for the people - not for one's own interests."

Organizations

The Millennium-Issue of the "Guinness Book Of Records" names Michael as the Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations. The following projects are supported by Michael Jackson:

AIDS Project L.A.
American Cancer Society
Angel Food
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
BMI Foundation
Brotherhood Crusade
Brothman Burn Center
Camp Ronald McDonald
Childhelp U.S.A.
Children's Institute International
Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus
Dakar Foundation
Dreamstreet Kids
Dreams Come True Charity
Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
Heal The World Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Love Match
Make A Wish Foundation
Minority Aids Project
Motown Museum
NAACP
National Rainbow Coalition
Rotary Club of Australia
Society of Singers
Starlight Foundation
The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
Transafrica
United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
Volunteers of America
Watts Summer Festival
Wish Granting
YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
This is the oldest mentoring organization serving youth in the USA.
BBBSA has provided one-to-one mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and children at risk since 1904. BBBSA currently serves over 100,000 children and youth in more than 500 agencies throughout all of the United States.

BMI Foundation

From jazz to musical theater, from music education for gifted youngsters to support for the work of accomplished concert music composers, the BMI Foundation seeks out the best and most promising of today's and tomorrow's musical creators and offers a platform of support that fosters their growth and ensures the continuation of the heritage of American musical ingenuity for generations to come.

Childhelp USA

Childhelp USA is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, und spiritual needs of abused and neglected children focusing efforts and resources upon treatment, prevention.

Children's Institute International

This is a private, non-profit organization specializing in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Over the past 90 years, CII has evolved from a shelter for single mothers and their babies to an internationally recognized model of comprehensive care and assistance for at-risk children and their families.
CII assistance includes child and family assessment supported by 24-hour emergency residential shelter care, family treatment services, therapeutic day care, child health clinic, long-term foster family care, and substance abuse treatment and prevention services.

Make A Wish Foundation fulfills the favorite wish of any child between the age of 2 ― and 18 who has a diagnosed life-threatening illness.

Camp Ronald McDonald

Camp for children with cancer.
 

Susan M (239)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 10:37 pm
done Thank-u
 

ivona P (145)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 11:20 pm
Noted and signed.Thank you Teresa.
 

NOMAILS F (550)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 12:11 am
Noted & signed, thanks Tere.
I agree with you!
 

Grif Griffin (83)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 1:41 am
NEVER ...he was not convicted ! ...but spent tens of millions not just once but many times to settle cases out of court .... Whako Jacko was a Pedophile ...it has been clearly documented ... And any Mother or Father who truely Loves thier children should be Repulsed by this Petition ...and any notion of establihing any kind of monument to this Freak ...Once again a clear case of Liberal Media controlling the minds of a whole generation !
 

. (0)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 2:17 am
Your signature has been recorded. Grif,you make me PUKE,along with all the other BASHERS!!!! I was NO Michael Jackson fan,but he did so much for so many causes.Why cannot you all have SOME respect for a person that did so much for so many and when he died,NOONE was there!!!!! I agree w/ Tere and Darren 100% thanks...signed and noted
 

Elitsa Borisova (84)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 5:04 am
I highly support this petition because I think that Michael's dead is caused by us to a great extent devastating his generous soul with nasty pedophile blames made by extremely greedy people who just wanted to catch his wealth!!! Everyone in this world who ignored easily Mishael's GENEROUS HEART OPEN AND WORKING FOR CHILDREN IN NEED should be now ashamed by his action... Michael loved all of us and did his best to entertain and teach us to be GOOD HUMANS! He didn't deserve to live in pain caused by the people he helped so much... I stood by Michael all the time since my childhood and I am proud of that. I wish to thank all of his GREAT FANS like me and tell them that Michael will be happy in heaven to see us continue his actions, to see that we can change the world if we want to. Never forget our IDOL dear true fans!
 

Tierney G (381)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 5:06 am
Signed petition good idea Thanks Teresa
 

Elitsa Borisova (84)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 5:31 am
I highly support this petition because I think Michael would be happy to see his favourite ranch kept with love by honest people and see his children living happily there! I grew up with his work and now I am totally devastated that MY IDOL HAS GONE! My heart is bleeding and now I can just say: I LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!! I will try to continue your generous work! I signed!
 

BernadetteP P (72)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 7:09 am
signed teera he was good singer a ihope he the ave the place for his kids
 

cat p (3)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 12:30 pm
he was a pedophile and a drug addict...jees, what is all the fuss about....HOLLYWOOD SYNDROME......he is dead,,,let it be...let it go...cat
 

Leigh B (211)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 12:47 pm
Glady signed, thanks Tere
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 12:53 pm
I wish I could sign this. His music was great and he had some good messages, as well as the money to help a lot of people out - though I dislike what he did to Paul McCartney and the rights to the Beatles Music.

Sadly, when he settled out of court I had questions regarding his actual innocence and still do. Whether I think he is kind, looks kind, or achieved a lot is not really what would cause me to sign such an important petition. There is no proof as to whether he molested anyone or not, just assumption on both ends. I rather not sign something when I personally wonder why he settled out of court. That is a scary thought to me, someone had some sort of thing on Michael. Perhaps.

I think his father abused him as well. It seems all the Jackson children had issues and became troubled adults and I blame their father for that. Maybe someone hurt their father as well. Hatred and abuse is a vicious circle.

The hateful comments posted here are a step too far though. People have issues, people are abused and cope in different ways. It's appalling people that join a site like this can be so hateful. It seems people with a little more intellect would occupy sites like this, and show it by not posting rude and hateful comments. If you don't want to sign it fine, state as much and why with some class. That's all.

We are all human at the end of the day.

Also, this planet has some deeply disturbing things happening on it. People are being abused by having their human rights stripped away, children are starving in other countries - the US included. People are being shot for wanting their freedom all over the planet.

Animals are going extinct, as many as three species a day.

Isn't there more important things for us to focus on when we really consider it?
 

Jaclin S (230)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 1:07 pm
Petition signed - post noted Tere thanx. Michael Jackson is and alwasys will be remember for the pleasure and joy he bought to people all over the world. A most excellent entertainer - music and dance such talent will be greatly missed. He has passed on to better things and has left all the stress and dreadful accusations and bad times behind him please let him rest in peace - I can never understand why folk must dreadge up bad things about people after they have gone - tell private stuff - it should all remain confidential - HE WAS ALWAYS LOVED AND ALWAYS WILL BE LOVED AND HONOURED FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC HE GAVE TO US. Brightest Blessings to all his family - courange and strength to his beautiful children. Thanx Tere
 

Darlene K (356)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 1:36 pm
Yes, there are other important issues to keep working on, but this news post has a strong topic of honoring a beautiful soul. Move on to other news and actions to keep the good work going, Marni.

I was molested from a toddler age to the age of 12.
My mother was molested in her childhood.
My daughter was being sexually molested at age 11 for over a year, and we just finished the trial against this phedophile.
All these molesters looked like "normal" (whatever that is) men, with "normal" lifestyles. Strange how that works. Normal looking seems impossible while those who look different, its a probability.

Three generations this vile crime has touched my bloodline. Michael Jackson, like this nation of people, self-medicate to function in this world with its dark-side festering everywhere. His only crime, in my eyes, is to his SELF. He allowed the betrayals of others, to allow him to betray his SELF.

Now one of the "accusers" has come out to say he lied, and his father made him lie. I am proud of that now grown boy, but sad that he didn't do it, before Michael Jackson died.....

The District Attorney was embarrassed over how the family took money over a criminal trial, and they found another "accuser" who with 175 witnesses for the prosecution, gave a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all counts. The media in its greed for high ratings of profit, jumped on the bandwagon and got rich with any tabloid nonsense they could muster up. The DA realized that they couldn't use the maid in these 175 witnesses, when the maid only wanted money. There weren't MANY settlements, please LEARN the truth with clarity of the mind.

Those who are "uncomfortable" with Michael's looks and personality will continue to question and condemn this man. Fear and Hate are powerful feelings of energy that ripple outward. Thankfully, many don't fear nor hate something they just don't understand or accept him as a "normal" man.

Michael Jackson was an ICON, and now he is an Angel that SHINES brightly in the Universe. I stand with THE MAN IN THE MIRROR.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 2:17 pm
Thanks my friends for giving STRONG evidence to people and not just gossips and rumors. Dar...wow...great info for opening some eyes here.

I just read that the family CANīT AFFORT DOING A FUNERAL at this ranch and they are deeply sad. This shouldnīt be this way......that place is part of Michael Jacksonīs history. Thatīs why is so important to sign this petition.

What makes me more sad is that the "new owners" sooner or later will take advantage of this, but noooo, they canīt help the family and friends to have a funeral there???

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Michael Jackson’s family will not hold a public or private viewing of his body at the Neverland Ranch, a spokesman for the family said Wednesday.

“Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly,” said Ken Sunshine, in a written statement.

Sunshine’s public relations firm has just been hired by the Jackson family, his statement said.

Confusion and speculation spread in recent days over where and when a memorial service for Jackson might be held.

Planning had been underway for a motorcade to carry Jackson’s body from Los Angeles to the Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County, California, which state and local officials suggested would be difficult and costly.

A public viewing at Neverland Ranch on Friday had also been under consideration, law enforcement sources said.

Jackson’s will, which was filed in court Wednesday, did not specify where he wished to be buried.

http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2009/07/01/family-says-no-michael-jackson-viewing-at-neverland/

"would be difficult and costly." wow!. he deserves better than that!! I think........Thatīs why itīs important to sign a petition like this. He gave us his songs and we can give something back to him.

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Lori Childers (35)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 2:20 pm
Good job and good luck,I think this is a great idea!! Michael Jackson was a GOD SEND for people all over the world,so to all of you out there that just want to focus on the very few little things he was accused of,but never convicted of keep your comments to your self!! If you think so poorly of M.J. what are you even doing on this comment board? FEEL GUILTY?? Think about it: If someone molested or sexualy abused your child,would you settle for money,or conviction?????? Not enough money in the world for me if someone hurt my children,I would want them behind bars for a LONNNNNNNNG time!!!!!!! It was a scam by the parents,NO DOUBT!! For all you M.J. Haters,Get the facts on Michaels life before you start bashing!! Michael had medical problems,so get off the kick about his looks!! He was a wonderful,beautiful person!! He has passed,so why not have some respect for his family,friends,and fans,and OHHHHHHH Boy did he ever have ALOT of fans!!! They out weigh the bashers by a LONNNNNNNNNG SHOT!! R.I.P. Michael!! He will be painfully missed!!
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 2:23 pm
DIFFICULT AND COSTLY after all he did.........the officials local and state ones and the new owners should do it EASY AND CHEAP!!!
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 2:29 pm
Lori you made extremely good points.

I am a mother and of course I will do EVERYTHING to keep a rapist in jail for the rest of his life if that happened inside my family. WAS MONEY of course! and go figure what else, like that mother wanted to be a star and in the news because she didnīt have enough attention with her life. Also that woman had legal problems and those problems involved his child....coincidence??? NO, Thatīs why justice was made in favor of Michael Jackson. There was no evidence of rape at all.
 

Anonymous A (2)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 3:29 pm
I agree there should be something at Neverland to show Michael Jacksons hard work in putting that altogether. Grace land stands for something else and we should not compare the 2 really. Those who would like his body laid to rest on Neverland grounds is a fan talking, but ultimately it is what the family wants mostly. I feel more for the children really. They are now drawn into something awful and they are sheltered but they still lost a father, one who cared for them. I am hoping their mother of all three would have some kind of relationship with them despite the care would go to either Katherine Jackson his mother or Diana Ross. I feel Diana Ross would be better suited for caring for the children as she is younger. Katherine Jackson is 79, that is alot for a woman her age to care for 3 children. She looks like a nice lady. I wish there was a petition on here to send our sympathies to the children and family members.
 

Anonymous A (2)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 3:59 pm
Too bad there is not a petition to send our sympathies to the children and Michael Jacksons family. The amusement part should keep going and money raised should go to charities such as disadvantaged children, animal welfare etc.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 4:18 pm
I will make one petition, yoou are right. Iīll wait till Darren comes from work for him to review my spelling.

I promise we will have one.
 

Barbara P (1069)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 4:19 pm
Tere... Thanks for sharing this. I will read and sign the petition.

To those who make accusations of Michael being a child molester... Throughout the years many of us have had our own personal thoughts on this, but there has never been any proof of his guilt. The proof we do have is that he gave his life to the public and his children. He honoured us with his talent. He gave much of his time & life to charities.

The assumption of guilt is what is in your heart if you believe that, not proven fact.
I do believe he was chasing after a childhood he never was allowed to have and that is where his attraction to children came in. Not in a sexual way. They represented the one thing in life he never had... a childhood.

As a mother... I can tell you, there wold be NO ammount of money to satisfy me if someone had raped/molested my children!!!

Tere... I would not allow the few people attempting to show dishonour get to you... that is what they want.
You are a wonderful person and great friend...

love ya
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 4:39 pm
Thanks my friend for your words. They will not succeed, the karma is going to follow them in each action they make against me.


I think the same: No money would leave me satisfied if someone mess with my kids.

We are real mothers, so we know what we are talking about here.
 

Kari D (192)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 5:26 pm
noted & signed
 

Kisha F (114)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 5:57 pm
noted & signed thanx Teresa!
 

Grif Griffin (83)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 6:01 pm
Did the caged Beautiful animals that michael stole from the wild ...think him a compassionate and beautiful man ???
 

Barbara P (1069)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 6:04 pm
Yeah.. what kind of parent would take money if their child had truly been sexually abused? Instead of fighting for him to be locked away for good...

I can't imagine!!!
 

Grif Griffin (83)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 6:08 pm
I put my children to bed tonight ...glad that one more man that could hurt them ...is no longer a danger ... and feel sorry for the rest of you lost souls ...who would betray your own children for media hype ...i WILL SLEEP WELL TONIGHT ...
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 6:41 pm
For someone who claims wants to protect children your language is not apprpriate for this thread. Children so read these articles, and your language is not suitable for minors.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 7:06 pm
I will sleep well tonight too because here is the petition for the family and close friends of Michael Jackson from Care2 members:

Please sign and note:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/531904814/1182766
 

cat p (3)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 9:32 pm
wake up some of you,,,,,sad for his family like any deceased members family....he was a pedophile and a dru g addict,,,,feel sorry for his family....come on, he was an addicted person,,,,remember,,,,,like elvis was a druggie too....wrote their own epitaph.......get real...
 

Darlene K (356)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 9:36 pm
NO Amount of money..., NONE-NADA-ZIP, could buy me from a criminal trial for my daughter. NEVER.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 10:12 pm
Hey Cat! Did you were there? cause there is no evidence. The only evidence you had was FOX NEWS and a tabloids that love scandals.

The LAW said he was innocent.

Of course the price this man paid because of haters was....losing all his money because of a scandal.

Time to turn "the tortilla" and think in all the good things this man left in this Earth as evidence of his good heart.

Judging a person that is not common is easy!

Elvis was a druggie....wow....BECAUSE THE MEDIA AND AUTHORITIES CREATE MONSTERS FOR YOU TO HAVE FUN.

The idols are Lonely people surrounded by many but loved by few.

Have you ever been in a place full of people and feel LONELY??? well....thatīs an everyday thing for idiols and important people.

Have you done show after show after show and you have to keep on giving??? NO, but let me tell you, itīs difficult to please everybody, there is NO HUMAN BODY that resist so much stress and work!! Have you sang infront of an audience for 3 hours, jumping, singing, moving from side to side of a stage???? NOOOOOO

Have you deal with press, paparazzis etc??? NOOOOO.

Those who judge wouldnīt resist 5 minutes of a show without pain pills and anti-depresants .

People like Michael Jackson were there for us, when we were resting in our homes listening to his music, but do you know HOW MANY HOURS you have to be in a studio recording what you enjoy in 3 minutes????

You didnīt think about his sacrifice in those stupid 3 minutes of joy you had. He spent days and days for you to enjoy "your" 3 minutes!

So, donīt judge.
 

aa b (10)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 12:55 am
let him r i p now and stop hounding the poor fellow
 

Blandine C (15)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 1:38 am

Signed
 

Lori Childers (35)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 2:55 am
Teresa,stop letting these negative people get to you!!! I go to these comment boards all the time,and on everyone I have been on,there is always someone or a couple someones that need negative attention for what ever reason,who knows,maybe they are having problems of some sort in their lives!! But trust me honey,there is no need to defend Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley!! They were KINGS!!! But the more you argue with them the more they hang around!! If you ignore them,they will eventually find another comment board to bother!! NO need to defend MICHEAL JACKSON HUNNY,HE WAS AWESOME!!!! You are doing a great job,just don't let the very tiny part of the Michael Jackson haters get to you,the GOOD out ways the BAD!! I am glad that one man slept good because Michael has passed,that was funny to me,because of all the child molesters walking around the neighborhoods is the danger to our children,NOT MICHAEL JACKSON!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,and don't let them get to you anymore,thats what they want!!! THUMBS UP,,,,,,,,,,LORI
 

Anja M (81)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 4:22 am
I cry for you today Michael!

I always have been a big fan. We are both children of the fifties, our generation, we both reached middle age. You were never allowed to be a child and as an adult, you just refused to grow up. The for ever child with the tragic life and the untimely death. You did what we all do: you tried the best you knew how. As we were young I followed you and your concerts: Rotterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, London. I looked up at you in astonishment and you never ceased to amaze me. You gave me some of the best times of my life! A true King of Pop! I thought about going to London for a final goodbye to you and to our youth. Too late. I will never forget you. Your feet will be swift, your voice will be clear, your socks will shine once more in heaven.
 

Anja M (81)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 4:24 am
NOTED and SIGNED. Thank you so much Teresa!!
 

Anita H (142)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 6:19 am
Michael is already immortal in many of our hearts. He will be missed so very much. Too bad that ignorant stupid people couldn't think for themselves and betrayed him. He gave so much to the world. What a reat soul he was...and oh soo hot! RIP dearest gentle MJ!!
 

Lori Childers (35)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 8:20 am
TO ALL MICHAEL JACKSON FANS,AND PEOPLE WHO THINK HE IS SOOOOOOOOO BAD!!! I GET CHILLS LISTENING TO THESE SONGS!!! DOWNLOAD: THE EARTH SONG,THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US,BLACK OR WHITE,HEAL THE WORLD!! DON'T BE SCARED MICHAEL HATERS,IT MAY GIVE YOU A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE!!! HE IS AWESOME!!! OH DID THE LORD EVER BLESS HIM WITH TALENT,.AND A HUGE HEART!!! GREAT DAY TO ALL,,,,,,,,,,,,,,LORI
 

Barbara W (342)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 9:04 am
I will let Michaels words say what's in my heart and what came from his "Brave, Gentle, Heart" "Heal The World"

There's A Place In Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow And If You Really Try
You'll Find There's No Need To Cry
In This Place You'll Feel There's No Hurt Or Sorrow

There Are Ways To Get There
If You Care Enough For The Living
Make A Little Space Make A Better Place...

Heal The World Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough For The Living
Make A Better Place For You And For Me

If You Want To Know Why There's A Love That
Cannot Lie Love Is Strong
It Only Cares For Joyful Giving
If We Try We Shall See
In This Bliss We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread We Stop Existing And
Start Living

Then It Feels That Always Love's Enough For
Us Growing So Make A Better World Make A Better World...

Heal The World Make It A Better Place For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough For The Living
Make A Better Place For You And For Me

And The Dream We Were Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face And The World We
Once Believed In Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep Strangling Life
Wound This Earth Crucify Its Soul
Though It's Plain To See This World Is Heavenly
Be God's Glow

We Could Fly So High Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart I Feel You Are All My Brothers
Create A World With No Fear Together We'll Cry
Happy Tears See The Nations Turn Their Swords
Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There If You Cared Enough
For The Living Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place...

Heal The World Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying If You Care Enough
For The Living Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying If You Care Enough
For The Living Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying If You Care Enough
For The Living Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying If You Care Enough
For The Living Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying If You Care Enough
For The Living Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

You And For Me
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Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 9:58 am
Please sign these 2 petitions and Thanks in advance.

"Remembering Michael Jackson - A Tribute from Care2 Members and Fans" petition!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/remembering-michael-jackson---a-tribute-from-care2-members-and-fans


Immortalize Michael Jackson at Neverland Ranch PETITION


http://www.care2.com/news/member/531904814/1180462
 

Uno D (666)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 5:31 pm
:)
 

Ex T (131)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 5:43 pm
;)
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 9:15 pm
:) :)

Bless the strong people that have stood strong and spoke so

beautifully.

I had to respond though in regards to the post a little further up

on the article:

Rod Gesner
"Monday June 29, 2009, 8:52 pm
again YOU Attack with Patronising words;
GOD IS THE SAME TO ALL OF US: BLACK OR WHITE, OR

LATINOS. strange How You Left out Native Americans
and NO;
I note what I will for the reasons I already gave;
and My Great Spirit;
Is Not the Same God of Conquistadors, Slave owners, Or

Genocidal Missionaries. Nor is it the God of Fashion and the

Exploitive Music industry or it's Sainted Fans..
for you to presume to tell me.
show's an Arrogance beyond Words"

Pretty presumptive I would say on your part to speak for everyone

who you mistakenly believe holds the same faith as you.
I am Native American, and your words have no truth at all in them

to me, nor many that I know of. Your Great Spirit is your own

personal faith, and to think that we all have the same faith as you

do is far more arrogant than you can imagine....But here is the

thing Rod Gesner, I do not presume to believe that my Great

Spirit is any better than anyone elses, not do I ever use my faith

as a weapon over the head of anyone else. For to be good to one

another, to appreciate and respect one another is a basic concept

taught to most of us as small children. And to have a love of

music, and admiration for anothers talent and art does not give

yhou the right to belittle the art, the artist, nor those that that

respect that those that have the talent and the art. For if there

was not the art and music in the world, it would be a terrible

angry place to live in.....For many faiths still praise the strong

belief in..."Make a joyful noise unto the Lord....".
And just because you are watcher and believer in the media that

spend endless hours chasing these artist .....does not mean the

rest of the world does the same.

Lastly...no one is "demanding anything...." those are your words,

and why should it bother you so much to the extreme thatyou have

made a point to come to this article and belittle every poster who

was an admirer and respected his music? That is a whole lot of

focused anger about one person. You are theone coming here

making uncalled for comments and insults about peoples character

and their right to ask and petition others to honor someone they

love and enjoyed.
The question is...why does this anger you so much that feel you

have the right to direspect everyone who cared about this omne

human being and his gift?
Thou doth protest to much....
You ought to let these wonder individuals greive and honor this man

in the one way they have come together to do....
The only people they seem to have offended is you and your friend

Grif Griffin.

Thank you good friends...for you have honored MJ, and I am
sure that his family appreciates the "kindness" and thoughtfulness
more than the media driven hate machines.
My daughters art comes partly from MJ's music when she was a
young girl...and she grieves for his death as well.....


 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 9:27 pm
And if life is not hard enough, the critics can't even let him die in peace.
They are still full of criticism, hatred and anger.

Henri Frederic Amiel:
We are never more discontented with others than when we are

discontented with ourselves.

Theodore Roosevelt:
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how

the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have

done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the

arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who

strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who

knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends

himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who

at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that

his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know

neither victory nor defeat.
From a speech given in Paris at the Sorbonne in 1910

"The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be

turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with

a Ph.D."Algren, Nelson

"A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise,

provided it smacks of jealousy."
Baudrillard, Jean

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking

a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
- Christopher Hampton

Critics are biased, and so are readers. (Indeed, a critic is a

bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.) But

intelligent readers soon discover how to allow for the windage of

their own and a critic's prejudices.
- Whitney Balliett

Don't judge any man until you have walked two moons in his

moccasins.
- American Indian saying

It is easy - terribly easy - to shake a man's faith in himself. To

take advantage of that, to break a man's spirit is devil's work.
- George Bernard Shaw
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The critic is an overgoer with pen-envy.
- Geoffrey Hartman
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Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the

amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
- James McNeill Whistler

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
- Abraham Lincoln
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More and more people think of the critic as an indispensable

middle man between writer and reader, and would no more read a

book alone, if they could help it, than have a baby alone.
- Randall Jarrell
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It is not expected of critics that they should help us to make

sense of our lives; they are bound only to attempt the lesser feat

of making sense of the ways we try to make sense of our lives.
- Frank Kermode
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Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs

and germinates no more.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
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His words leap across rivers and mountains, but his thoughts are

still only six inches long.
- E. B. White
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When critics disagree,
 

Michelle D (99)
Thursday July 2, 2009, 9:48 pm
Tere - Signed & noted - Thank you for being a caring person!
I agree with Lori!! Don't let these negitive people get you down!!! Michael Jackson and ELVIS are & will always be KINGS!!!!! I love Michael and always have..... I have stood by him always beacause NOTHING was ever proven.... except that NASTY people wanted to take advatage a good hearted man. He was always a child at heart. He could never hurt anyone.

He saved those animals from zoos.... he took exellent care of them... they are all in wonderful santuairies....he loved animals...His amimals weree treated like family!!
This isn't a bash board for Michael.... and now you start with ELVIS???? Sounds like someone is jealous... Bottom line note or don't you don't have to bash our Icons. Most of us are in mourning... we don't deserve this.... Tere....does not deserve this...
 

Bill C (353)
Friday July 3, 2009, 5:21 am
Personally I don't care what they do, the man was a great artist.

If you think listing a million positive things he has done as some form of social payback for what he did to even one child, much less the numbers that were paid to keep quite may I ask would you do the same for all the Priests that have molested children? They sure have a longer list of positives, have a Church that is already a shrine, they even bury people on church gounds to honor them.

I believe like Elvis, MJ will have a legacy, Elvis is rememberd for his music his moves his womanizing, his twin and dieing from drugs. MJ will be rememberd for his music, his dance, his inability to have a normal relationships, pedophillia plus hanging his son from a leg off a balcony. Sad end for both.

Oddly MJ said many times he would never live at "Neverland" after the first pedophillia accusations, unproven in court, proven with a 15 million dollar pay-off as hush money. If he openly said he would never stay there, seems disrespectful to bury him there if you respect the man at all, but then I don't care.

The vultures are already overhead, PeTA wants a piece of the pie and before MJ even has a public funeral they have written the family wanting rights to speific song to "save animals", more like fill PeTAs bank is the real reason.

All sad, all true.

 

Rod Gesner (60)
Friday July 3, 2009, 5:00 pm
Again to All that Might missunderstand to facilitate thier Hatred of Me;
My First Statment was that Anyone that opend a MJ Theme Park should Take Responsibility to Protect the Children IN aas many way as Possible. to avoid Further Sullying his Name.
That was Not an Accusation But a Cautionary Warning To Protect the Kids and Mj's Good Name;
When Falsly Accussed of Trying To Accuse Him by the greatly misstranslated Words Above that claimed "he was never Charged with anything"
I din't Even Bother to Correct that Misstatement (as he wouldn't have gone to trial without Charges)
But Offerd My Compassionate Oppinion that MJ was a victim and While Ifelt that he might have acted "inappropriatly" He Was only trying to relive his lost Childhood and Was NOT EVIL..
My Issues Are with Fans Thinking They OWN a Star even after his death; and By Promoting this Idea even before his will was Found and Read THEY were acting inapropriately and Putting Undue Stress on the family When They and the owners of Neverland should have the final say in any Plans Allowable By Michaels Will and Burial Wishes.
So Turn On ME If You Will But Someday instead of Putting Just Folks On Pedistals and Trying to Own them After they are Dead. Make Your Own Life Something to be Proud of and then you won't need to Project onto Some Parental and Media Exploited Little Boy that Never had a Chance at a REAL Life Cause His Father and the FANS Wouldn't LET HIM....
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Friday July 3, 2009, 5:39 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Wolfweeps because you have done so within the last week.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Friday July 3, 2009, 5:43 pm
Michelle thanks for your words and yes, jealousy is a bad feeling.

Michael Jackson and Elvis gave us their music and we are not in this note for talking trash, we are here to honour them.
 

Uno D (666)
Friday July 3, 2009, 8:18 pm
I didn't misunderstand your posts at all, Rod. I thought you expressed yourself rather clearly. This is all rather silly. Why should anyone except the family have a say in what happens with his property anyway? I find that notion rather silly. *shrug*
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Friday July 3, 2009, 8:49 pm
:)
 

gaea redwood (267)
Saturday July 4, 2009, 7:50 am
You will all~ways be shining star to me, may your light burn brightly forevermore.
Michael has not left us, he is here, watching, encouraging, do good works as he did and spread the LOVE. Hey MJ's moves continue, he had filmed several videos. Cant wait to see more; here is a glimpse!!! it was gonna be so fabulous !!! all I can say is wow!! thanks Mikey!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/02/michael-jacksons-final-vi_n_225113.html
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Saturday July 4, 2009, 11:26 am
I agree
 

Judith A (22)
Saturday July 4, 2009, 1:10 pm
Signed and noted!!!
 

Janet G (108)
Saturday July 4, 2009, 6:43 pm
Michael Jackson left an incredible message for all of us. Listen. I believe that god used him as so many others have been used throughout history to teach mankind about love, compassion and giving.for all life here. He gave us something to learn, again.
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Saturday July 4, 2009, 8:44 pm
NOTED & SIGNED, MICHAEL IS AN HONORABLE SOUL & SPIRIT, HE GAVE EVERYTHING HE HAD & MUCH LOVE & KINDNESS, HE IS THE ONE & ONLY, I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED HIM, ITS VERY UNFORTUNATE HE WAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF BY SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE HE TRUSTED & THIS SURE WILL BREAK ANYONES SOUL, HE RECEIVED MORE PAIN THAN ANYONE CAN HANDLE, IN MY BOOK HE IS THE GREATEST PERFORMER, SINGER & DANCER & HE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR THOSE IN NEED, BUT WHOM WAS THERE FOR HIM ?????????
 

Winefred M (88)
Sunday July 5, 2009, 9:47 am
Noted and signed.
 

Vanda H (459)
Sunday July 5, 2009, 2:05 pm
Noted and signed!
 

Pamela Salomon (255)
Monday July 6, 2009, 7:09 am
Noted and signed. And I sent a noted to his children on the other petition.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday July 6, 2009, 4:59 pm
Thanks my friends, you are a blessing.
 

Lori Childers (35)
Wednesday July 8, 2009, 7:19 am
I hope everyone got to watch the memorial,it was WONDERFUL!!!!! I think that it put ALOT of things in perspective for Michael!! Every second of the 3 hour memorial was Awesome!!! One minute I was laughing,and one minute I was crying!!! Michael will be Greatly missed,and NEVER forgotten!! RIP Michael!! (:
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday July 8, 2009, 11:45 pm
When the daughter said his father was the best, well....that moment says it all.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Sunday July 12, 2009, 10:08 am
701 signatures!
 

Cherle H (1)
Sunday August 2, 2009, 8:25 am
Yes the fans so want to preserve Neverland Ranch. But it means so much more than that. It was for the many children who were deprived in one way or another. It was for the sick ones to give them enjoyment in a otherwise depressing situations. Michael lived for the children. Yes Michael made mistakes, so let the first person who has never made mistakes cast the first stone. The only thing different between your mistakes and Michael is yours isnt made public. So ask yourself this...if your mistakes were made public what would people think of you? Are you sure you can cast the first stone?
 

Cherle H (1)
Sunday August 2, 2009, 9:52 am
i also need to clarify that I never once believed Michael would ever harm any child for any reason. He loved children too much to ever even think of harming any of them.
 

Alyona F (0)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 5:30 am
Neverland must be saved for children. Sick and poor children must be allowed to come to Neverland and have fun. Just like Michael always wanted it to be. And that's one of the reasons why he built Neverland. But it's obvious, that people who own Neverland now won't spend their money on these "foolish things". If this petition may help Michael's dream come true, then I'm for it.
 

Chas U. (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 8:50 pm
Yes, Michael should be remembered at Neverland,his home.
 
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