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Music catalogs and loansMichael Jackson purchased ownership in ATV Music Publishing in 1985, which owns the publishing rights to songs written by The Beatles and many other acts. Paul McCartney of The Beatles, who had also recorded with Jackson, was reportedly angered by the 'surprise' purchase, and this led to the two becoming estranged.In 1995, Jackson and Sony Music Publishing merged their two catalogues to create Sony-ATV. Jackson's 50% interest in the company (Sony Music Entertainment owns the other half) is estimated to be worth USD $500 million. Jackson also owns his own music catalogu

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Jimmy Jam :

Please don not post racist coments. Jesse Jackson isn't letting anything like a secret out-of-wedlock daughter and growing questions about his personal and organization funding get him down. On the contrary: He's pressing forward with his Wall Street Project, in which some of America's largest corporations have donated millions to his network of charities and organizations. Ostensibly, Jackson's projects are designed to increase minority participation on Wall Street. But many corporations have learned that a hefty donation to Jackson's causes is simply the best way to change the reverend's political course and bring him around to their side. And the best way to ensure Jackson's support is to make sure that his family and close friends get a large slice of the pie. No wonder Jackson's most recent book is entitled, "It's About the Money: How to Build Wealth, Get Access to Capital and Achieve Your Financial Dreams." IT all began in the early '80s, when Jackson's demands moved Coca-Cola to award more distributorships to minorities. Among those who got the lucrative contracts: Jackson's half-brother, Noah Robinson (now serving a life prison sentence for hiring gang members to kill three business associates). In 1996, Jackson successfully pressured Texaco to pony up hundreds of millions to settle a discrimination lawsuit - even though no racial discrimination was ever proven. (A "smoking-gun" tape of company execs was later determined to contain no racial slurs.) But Jackson had learned that companies will pay up in order to avoid bad publicity and accusations of racism - even if totally unfounded. So in 1997 he formed the Wall Street Project - which now rakes in some $10 million a year. And as investigations by The Post, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Los Angeles Times demonstrate, Jackson's support was easily bought. Indeed, noted the L.A. Times, "Corporations have paid handsomely to get Jackson off their backs." For example: * In February 1997, Jackson filed a petition with the FCC to block Viacom's bid to sell 10 radio stations, saying the company had reneged on a promise to sell some of them to minorities. Viacom agreed to create a $2 million fund to promote minority ownership of broadcast properties. Jackson then ended his opposition, and the sale was approved. The fund is administered by Washington lobbyist Warner Session - who later awarded the Jackson's Citizenship Education Fund (CEF) $680,000. * In May 1998, Jackson called President Clinton to block a proposed merger of SBC and Ameritech, calling it "antithetical to basic democratic values." In early 1999, the two firms pledged $1 million to CEF; Ameritech agreed to sell its cellular business to a new partnership that included longtime Jackson pal Chester Davenport, who had no previous telecommunications experience. Davenport later hired Jackson's son Jonathan - who also happens to be president of CEF - as a consultant. (Jackson's wife Jacqueline is a member of the CEF board, and their son Yusef is the board attorney.) In March 1999, Jackson declared the merger to be "in the public interest. * In 1998, Jackson's sons Yusef and Jonathan were awarded the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship in Chicago by company head August Busch IV. He'd been introduced to the Jacksons by Beverly Hills billionaire Ron Burkle - who later hired Karin Stanford, mother of Jesse's child, as a "consultant." Back in the '80s, Jesse Jackson had organized a boycott of Anheuser-Busch, complaining about the company's hiring and promotion practices. The two Jackson sons today refuse to disclose their own minority-hiring practices. * In Dec. 1998, Jackson threatened to block the GTE-Bell Atlantic merger unless he got guarantees regarding the minority community. Over the next four months, the companies pledged $1.5 million to CEF and gave Chester Davenport a 7 percent stake - and the chairmanship - of its new cellular business. In May 1999, Jackson endorsed the merger, now known as Verizon. And five Verizon executives just addressed Jackson's latest Wall Street Project conference. * In Dec. 1998, Jackson opposed AT&T's merger with TCI, charging the latter has "a "questionable record and a poor level of public service." The next month, AT&T pledged $425,000 to the CEF and sent its chairman to one of Jackson's conferences, where he pledged to hire a minority-owned firm to handle its bond offering. The firm that was eventually chosen for the $750,000 contract, Blaylock & Partners, has close ties to Jackson. * In Feb. 1999, Jackson negotiated a settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Boeing by 13,000 employees. Days later, Boeing donated $50,000 to the CEF and made several subsequent donations. Later, the company arranged for hundreds of millions in company pension funds to be administered by minority-owned investment banks, at least two of which are Jackson financial backers. * In May 1999, Jackson pressured PepsiCo - on the eve of its initial public offering - to give part of the lucrative deal to Utendahl Capital Partners, which has since donated tens of thousands to CEF; PepsiCo has given substantially more. * In Sept. 1999, Jackson opposed the merger of CBS and Viacom. Two days later, Jackson - together with Chester Davenport and longtime partner Percy Sutton, a CEF board member (Jackson and his wife hold $1.2 million worth of shares in Sutton's Inner City Broadcasting) met with CBS Chairman Mel Karmazin and urged him to sell the UPN network to a minority owner. Viacom and UPN then pledged $730,000 to the CEF. The FCC eventually approved the merger - contingent on Viacom selling UPN within one year. Jackson also took Sutton along to promote Inner City investments (in which, as a shareholder, he and his wife stand to benefit) during a trade mission to Africa in his role as Clinton's special envoy to the continent. One of the few corporate heads to resist Jackson's shakedown efforts was T. J. Rodgers, CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, who insisted his industry's workforce is appropriately diverse. The response from Team Jackson: "We can now officially describe Cypress Semiconductor as a white-supremacist hate group." "He declares racism based on dubious statistics," Rodgers told the Los Angeles Times. "Then he gives you a chance to repent - and the basic way to [repent] is to give Jesse money. The threat is you'll be labeled a racist if you don't." For years, the news media have taken a hands-off attitude to Jackson - particularly when it comes to his finances and his political hustling. Now, his personal scandal has finally forced him to open up the books and records. And it's becoming increasingly clear that Jesse Jackson has a great deal of explaining to do.

whip :
"he black mails the corporate world and is a race baiter like al sharpton."
SeattleBlue :
"I think that Reverand Jackson may have started out with good intentions but his ego has taken over his person. I do not trust him, do not like him, feel that he has gotten in the way of our country."
Mr Bill M :
"He is a shake down artist. If he or Reverend al really cared about the blacks would they not set up places were they can get extra help for school to get them away from poverty???? Instead they do nothing because they are their base for power. And besides it is always the white mans fault."
grumpyoldman :
"I won't say anything racist about him except that he is one."
looking :
"Rev. Jackson and Rev. Sharpton does not practise what a REVEREND should be preaching, that "money is the root of all evil"."
rogueriverbob :
"Jackson, is nothing more, then a race baiting poverty pimp,......he has been for years,.....i wonder why the black community lets him get away with it, he has declared him self a spokes person for the black community, but was not elected to that position,.....he is a self appointed spokes person,.....and if he is a Reverend, what church does he preach at??,....."
Lynn :

We got married in a fever, hotter than a peppered sprout, We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson ... ...ever since the fire went out. I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around, Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson, Look out Jackson town. Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health. Go play your hand you big-talkin' man, make a big fool of yourself, Yeah, go to Jackson; go comb your hair! Honey, I'm gonna snowball Jackson. See if I care. When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow. (Hah!) All them women gonna make me, teach 'em what they don't know how, I'm goin' to Jackson, you turn-a loosen my coat. 'Cos I'm goin' to Jackson. "Goodbye," that's all she wrote. But they'll laugh at you in Jackson, and I'll be dancin' on a Pony Keg. They'll lead you 'round town like a scalded hound, With your tail tucked between your legs, Yeah, go to Jackson, you big-talkin' man. And I'll be waitin' in Jackson, behind my Jaypan Fan.

millerscave :
"She's telling him to "Haul ass, Hoss" and when You're done making a fool of yourself, You can come home"
proud walker :
"They're bored with each other and blame it on the other one. Each of them think they'd get on better in the town Jackson on their own.I can't think what a jaypan fan is tho'"
WitchDust :
"Jaypan Fan = Japan Fan , that she is coyly holding up to her face & peeping over. Just think of how country folks speak. The slow, Southern, drag it on,for a country mile....word! it's a very LONG "A" sound... Jaaaayyyyy Pan Fan EDIT:I'm from Tennessee so I am NOT insulting Southerners just so ya'll know. I could care less about the "low score point" LOL but I'm guessing my comment offended somehow. Point #2 I actually SAW June Carter Cash using a Jaypan Fan (her words)in a skit on TV to illustrate this point of the song...so there you have it..."
Illyria :
"It sounds to me like she says "japanned" rather than just "Japan." Japanning is a form of lacquer used on decorative objects, so I envision it as an ornate, high-gloss fan, highly likely to have an Asian-inspired design. It's clearly a status object to her. Love that song, and for a story about people who've lost the fire, it could hardly be hotter."
Conan :

A. Because it hurts. 'Q: Did you hear about Michael Jackson's latest record? A: "Feel the World." Q: Did you hear about Michael Jackson's latest song? A: "Don't let your son go down on me." Q: What's Michael Jackson's favorite nursery rhyme? A: Little Boy Blew. Q: What did Michael Jackson tell the little boy? A: "The way you make me feel, it really turns me on!" Q: What did Michael Jackson say when a boy in a car mooned him going down the road? A: "I'll be there!" Q: What is Michael Jackson's favorite gospel song? A: "And then he touched me" Q: What did Michael Jackson say to Lorena Bobbit? A: "SILLY Bobbit! Dicks are for KIDS!" Q: What do Michael Jackson and Miss Bobbit have in common? A: They both played with little wieners. Q: Why did Michael Jackson get food poisoning? A: He ate a nine year old wiener! Q: Why did Michael Jackson get kicked out of the school cafeteria? A: Because he ate all the kids' wieners. Q: What does Michael Jackson call a circumcision? A: Foreplay. Q: What do Michael Jackson and an Xbox have in common? A: Both get turned on by kids!!!

"hahaha - 'poor Michael' hahaha"
niiice kitty :
".... food poison? - he ate a nine year old weiner oh my god. i think i just peed a little. that was sooo funny.... YOU, Conan sir, 'take a bow' cheers"
two of hearts♥ :
"jackson went from singing billie jean to sniffing billy's jeans."


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Date: 2008-02-05 02:13:15

JACKSON, Miss. - A state lawmaker wants to ban restaurants from serving food to obese customers....Ron Paul would allow EVERYONE to eat out!

Date: 2008-02-05 02:13:15

Talk about overshadowing Janet Jackson's Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction: Sports fans – and others – were hoping for a rare treat following reports that Gisele Bündchen promised to run naked through New York's Times Square if the Giants beat her boyfriend Tom Brady's New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Sunday.

Date: 2008-02-05 02:13:15

Funny Sobe lizards dancing to the hit song, Thriller. Love it!

Dean Jakson
Date: 2008-02-05 02:13:15

A Colorado native, one of my favorite modern-day bodybuilders, a former Mr. USA and an all-around nice guy - check out this video clip of Phil Heath posing at the 2007 Arnold Classic, where he placed 5th against the likes of veteran bodybuilders Victor Martinez and Dexter Jackson

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