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  1. Or he didn't get to live a normal childhood.
  2. Omar Bhatti remained with him until well into his 20s. I think the whole "MJ dumped them when they reached puberty" is a misconception. I think the turn off for him was when they got too tall or too manly. Omar was very short, lean and rather delicate looking so he kept his interest until the day MJ died. For Mj I would guess he had all the perks of a boy without the inconvenience I guess.
  3. Bringin sexy back with my teenager nephew hehehe
  4. Indeed. Some of the pictures of the train station were taken back in the day by Jimmy Safefuck. It seems in some statement he claimed he was 10 when he met Michael but he was 8 back I'm 1986. Instead of showing him as a liar it shows he's a consistent mess when it comes to dates. Some people are like that. Just this past weekend a friend was joking in a WhatsApp group I have with some friends from high school that she and I should create a separate group as the others rarely remember the stories correctly. Which is true. When we reminisce something most of them misremember where or when things happened (that if they remember anything) and we are all born in the 80s so younger than Safechuck and the stories are more recent.
  5. But he did Billie Jean so it's all good according to some.
  6. https://www.apple.com/uk/newsroom/2019/03/addressing-spotifys-claims/ Addressing Spotify’s claims We believe that technology achieves its true potential when we infuse it with human creativity and ingenuity. From our earliest days, we’ve built our devices, software and services to help artists, musicians, creators and visionaries do what they do best. Sixteen years ago, we launched the iTunes Store with the idea that there should be a trusted place where users discover and purchase great music and every creator is treated fairly. The result revolutionised the music industry, and our love of music and the people who make it are deeply engrained in Apple. Eleven years ago, the App Store brought that same passion for creativity to mobile apps. In the decade since, the App Store has helped create many millions of jobs, generated more than $120 billion for developers and created new industries through businesses started and grown entirely in the App Store ecosystem. At its core, the App Store is a safe, secure platform where users can have faith in the apps they discover and the transactions they make. And developers, from first-time engineers to larger companies, can rest assured that everyone is playing by the same set of rules. That’s how it should be. We want more app businesses to thrive — including the ones that compete with some aspect of our business, because they drive us to be better. What Spotify is demanding is something very different. After using the App Store for years to dramatically grow their business, Spotify seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store ecosystem — including the substantial revenue that they draw from the App Store’s customers — without making any contributions to that marketplace. At the same time, they distribute the music you love while making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters who create it — even going so far as to take these creators to court. Spotify has every right to determine their own business model, but we feel an obligation to respond when Spotify wraps its financial motivations in misleading rhetoric about who we are, what we’ve built and what we do to support independent developers, musicians, songwriters and creators of all stripes. So we want to address a few key points: Spotify claims we’re blocking their access to products and updates to their app. Let’s clear this one up right away. We’ve approved and distributed nearly 200 app updates on Spotify’s behalf, resulting in over 300 million downloaded copies of the Spotify app. The only time we have requested adjustments is when Spotify has tried to sidestep the same rules that every other app follows. We’ve worked with Spotify frequently to help them bring their service to more devices and platforms: When we reached out to Spotify about Siri and AirPlay 2 support on several occasions, they’ve told us they’re working on it, and we stand ready to help them where we can. Spotify is deeply integrated into platforms like CarPlay, and they have access to the same app development tools and resources that any other developer has. We found Spotify’s claims about Apple Watch especially surprising. When Spotify submitted their Apple Watch app in September 2018, we reviewed and approved it with the same process and speed with which we would any other app. In fact, the Spotify Watch app is currently the No. 1 app in the Watch Music category. Spotify is free to build apps for — and compete on — our products and platforms, and we hope they do. Spotify wants all the benefits of a free app without being free. A full 84 percent of the apps in the App Store pay nothing to Apple when you download or use the app. That’s not discrimination, as Spotify claims; it’s by design: Apps that are free to you aren’t charged by Apple. Apps that earn revenue exclusively through advertising — like some of your favourite free games — aren’t charged by Apple. App business transactions where users sign up or purchase digital goods outside the app aren’t charged by Apple. Apps that sell physical goods — including ride-hailing and food delivery services, to name a few — aren’t charged by Apple. The only contribution that Apple requires is for digital goods and services that are purchased inside the app using our secure in-app purchase system. As Spotify points out, that revenue share is 30 percent for the first year of an annual subscription — but they left out that it drops to 15 percent in the years after. That’s not the only information Spotify left out about how their business works: The majority of customers use their free, ad-supported product, which makes no contribution to the App Store. A significant portion of Spotify’s customers come through partnerships with mobile carriers. This generates no App Store contribution, but requires Spotify to pay a similar distribution fee to retailers and carriers. Even now, only a tiny fraction of their subscriptions fall under Apple’s revenue-sharing model. Spotify is asking for that number to be zero. Let’s be clear about what that means. Apple connects Spotify to our users. We provide the platform by which users download and update their app. We share critical software development tools to support Spotify’s app building. And we built a secure payment system — no small undertaking — which allows users to have faith in in-app transactions. Spotify is asking to keep all those benefits while also retaining 100 percent of the revenue. Spotify wouldn’t be the business they are today without the App Store ecosystem, but now they’re leveraging their scale to avoid contributing to maintaining that ecosystem for the next generation of app entrepreneurs. We think that’s wrong. What does that have to do with music? A lot. We share Spotify’s love of music and their vision of sharing it with the world. Where we differ is how you achieve that goal.Underneath the rhetoric, Spotify’s aim is to make more money off others’ work. And it’s not just the App Store that they’re trying to squeeze — it’s also artists, musicians and songwriters. Just this week, Spotify sued music creators after a decision by the US Copyright Royalty Board required Spotify to increase its royalty payments. This isn’t just wrong, it represents a real, meaningful and damaging step backwards for the music industry. Apple’s approach has always been to grow the pie. By creating new marketplaces, we can create more opportunities not just for our business, but for artists, creators, entrepreneurs and every “crazy one” with a big idea. That’s in our DNA, it’s the right model to grow the next big app ideas and, ultimately, it’s better for customers. We’re proud of the work we’ve done to help Spotify build a successful business reaching hundreds of millions of music lovers, and we wish them continued success — after all, that was the whole point of creating the App Store in the first place.
  7. I don't see all the Stevie Nicks is attaching her name to younger, popular artists to stay relevant.
  8. Wow that's some serious paedo apologism right there.
  9. So just to make sure we are on the same page... what is your rant about? Honest question. Thanks.
  10. It's all about deflecting focusing on the small things to try and prevent people from looking at the grooming paedo elephant in the room.
  11. That plays like a hysterical little Monster cursing every 10 seconds to try to make a point going #buttheGrammyswereinNewYork and stuff like that. Who has time for that. As I pointed out earlier, the American Music Awards took place in LA that week by the way. But sure let's focus on the little details to deflect from the big picture #heehee
  12. So will Madonna step up her game because of Melissa?
  13. Everytime a new #paedoapopogist comes along with another article both siding the situation it makes me feel a bit sick to my stomach. You can love your hee hee's, crotch grabbing, grunts and moonwalking all you want but that's not an excuse to hide under the rug all the wrong stuff he did. It's like going all "but Hitler had a difficult upbringing as an immigrant, jail was horrible and yet he was oh so charismatic. I'm not sure these Jews aren't just trying to leech off the Reich. They waited for him to be dead to bring this all up."
  14. It's ayuwoki actually But yeah he's been reduced to a scary paedo meme.
  15. I think part of the reasons why I never connected with "Invincible" is that by then I had digested what he really was and while I could still appreciate the music that already had some sort of history with me I couldn't deal with his (then) new output.
  16. This is what I'm talking about. Of course they were not "model parents" (although they certainly were not under normal circumstances). That doesn't make him any less guilty though.
  17. I can't with the line of deflection his fans are trying to push. The parents are guilty. The boys are guilty. Sickening.
  18. It's been emotionally draining to be honest. Not being able to talk to your mother or your family there, knowing your family there didn't have electrical power between Thursday afternoon and early morning today on top of all the stuff the country, knowing my brother had to spend his birthday in the dark (his birthday was yesterday)... all that on top of the whole mess that's currently going on.
  19. People are dying in the hospitals, many times without even being admitted. And due to the lack of electricity morgues and funerary houses are not working, which makes it an even sadder situation.
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