Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Michael Jackson Laugh for the Day!

Ha ha hee!
I needed a good laugh today! More comments below...


Michael Jackson Doc Conrad Murray Never Got Paid Prior to Singer's Death

Doctor at Jackson's Deathbed, Who's Likely to Be Indicted, Didn't Have Deal on Singer's Care

Aug. 25, 2009

Conrad Murray, the doctor at the center of the Michael Jackson death investigation, claims he never received any payment during the time he served as the singer's personal physician, according to a source familiar with the arrangement.

Dr. Conrad Murray admits giving the singer several drugs before he died.

Murray, who dispensed a cocktail of potent sedatives, including the anesthetic propofol, to Jackson early the morning of the day he died, was hand-selected by Jackson to serve as his doctor and was to accompany the singer to London for a series of scheduled concerts.

Though Murray and concert promoter AEG were in talks over his salary, negotiations were not completed prior to Jackson's death on June 25, said a spokesman for the company.

"Conrad Murray was Michael Jackson's personal physician for three years," said the AEG spokesman. "Michael Jackson requested Murray be put on as part of the show. Murray, however, had yet to be hired. Discussions were along the way for a completed contract. Murray had signed the contract, however, neither Michael Jackson nor AEG had signed the contract."

"Murray was never hired and never paid by AEG," he said.

Jackson had a reputation for not paying his sometimes extravagant debts. He had on several occasions been sued for failure to pay people the money he owed them or for reneging on contracts.

In 2008, he settled with a Bahraini prince for $7 million after breaching a signed contract to produce a record.

Analyses of Jackson's finances show the singer was in debt and cash poor.

Meanwhile, law enforcement officials said today they expect to soon make public Jackson's complete autopsy and toxicology reports.

Details of Jackson's death outlined in a unsealed search warrant make it seem almost certain that Murray, will be charged in the pop icon's death, according to a noted defense attorney who has been following the case.

"I have no doubt he's going to be indicted," attorney Roy Black told "Good Morning America" today.
Black pointed to the two months of intense investigation -- the search warrants, the interviews, the raids in two states -- as evidence investigators will look to Murray as causing Jackson's June 25 death from a drug overdose.

"Just the amount of work tells us that," Black said.

Documents released Monday show that Murray administered a continuous cocktail of sedatives the morning Jackson died in an effort to put the singer to sleep. It was the propofol, a powerful anesthetic typically used in operating rooms, that caused him to stop breathing, according to the report.


I'm a little surprised at the casual attitudes I see posted around the internet regarding Michael Jackson as an "addict". It almost seems as if the word "addict" is the equivalent of "garbage".

Michael's addiction was recently compared to that of Anna Nicole Smith; is addiction that simple? In my mind, each person is a unique individual with a personal destiny and a set of experiences which are going to define or challenge their fate. (In the spiritual community, we refer to that as "The Journey".) I am sad Michael Jackson's journey was so toxic and twisted; certainly one of isolation and irony in the public eye.

Personally, I am fascinated by him. I always liked him up until the point where he began to lose touch with reality, around the age of 30. By that time he was SO changed, from the sweet little guy many of us grew up with. He left us all feeling like, "what the f---?" Now 20 years later I tend to believe his every action was a form of rebellion against his parents. And that sucks. (Why give your parents so much power and authority over your life when you can get counseling?)

I've written twice to the White House and given President Obama my thoughts on addiction, psychological therapy and the health care system. It seems Michael Jackson did all he had to do - in many ways he was the epitome of all which goes on here in America. And that includes stuff like not being able to pay your doctor! ; - )

It's entertaining to think a doctor can be a sycophant... Just as much of a butt-kisser as a Joe-Schmoe fan! It totally cracks me up! The one detail Dr. Conrad Murray overlooked was his payment!!! Or was it just one detail? You too can be ignorant and have a doctorate! hee hee hee! What a screwed-up situation! He's lucky Michael Jackson didn't end up completely brain-dead and in a coma. And wouldn't that have been a real hell?

I hope the LAPD tracks down the other doctors involved in the history of Michael Jackson's "care". And let the world learn from it!

I also hope for those of you reading this: encourage the addicts in your life to reach out for therapy. Who knows? There may be some virtue in that person, there, which could redeem them. He or she might be worthy of a better life. Michael Jackson could have had that... So can you.

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