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HOUSEQUAKE poses a question: Did your view on Prince change since April 21st, 2016?

Check out the question HOUSEQUAKE has posted on Facebook.

Did your view on Prince change since April 21st, 2016?

Here it is:

https://m.facebook.com/ho...19/?type=3
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Reply #1 posted 12/18/17 2:54pm

dance4me3121

I don't do Facebook and hate to even click on the link but no my view hasn't changed.
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Reply #2 posted 12/18/17 3:14pm

NorthC

Neither do I and my view of him hasn't changed either. Why should it?
I may disagree with everything you say, but I will defend your right to say it.
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Reply #3 posted 12/18/17 3:17pm

SignOthetimes1
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Isn't this a bit bait-ish?

Nothing's changed. I loved Prince, I love Prince.

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Reply #4 posted 12/18/17 3:26pm

morningsong

Not a Facebooker and I don't really do polls. But if you must know.


He just became more human, and I love him a bit more. Nope, not going anywhere, stuck for life.

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Reply #5 posted 12/18/17 3:35pm

Adorecream

It has

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I still love the music, but knowing he was a drug addict addicted to illegal and dangerous drugs, I have lost a lot of respect for him as a person. People tell me he was a junkie and sometimes I believe it, why did he have to surround himself with drug toting maggots and take stupid ass drugs.

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I have always despised drugs and anyone who uses them knowing the risks, but still uses them anyway is a loser in my book.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #6 posted 12/18/17 3:45pm

RodeoSchro

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My regard for him has only increased in great magnitude.

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Reply #7 posted 12/18/17 3:48pm

tomds

Adorecream said:

It has


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I still love the music, but knowing he was a drug addict addicted to illegal and dangerous drugs, I have lost a lot of respect for him as a person. People tell me he was a junkie and sometimes I believe it, why did he have to surround himself with drug toting maggots and take stupid ass drugs.


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I have always despised drugs and anyone who uses them knowing the risks, but still uses them anyway is a loser in my book.


I don't associate pain killers with hard drugs like cocain or heroin. He must have had a lot of pain but I don't think as prince being a drug addict. Addicted to pain killers probably but that's a different level imho. It's the same sad story like with elvis and mj I'm afraid. Prince is not a loser. Too stubborn to acknowledge his problem yes. But no loser. He had to cry for help sooner and be honest to his loved ones about it. His death was a stupid accident. A real shame. I really miss him and new music by his hand. I prefer no vault music and new music made and produced by prince then the other way around. That's why I really hate all these people who all of sudden come forward as close to prince and answering stupid questions in for example june 7's egotripping exclusive Q&A with Tyka. Wtf. Where was she all this time ?
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Reply #8 posted 12/18/17 3:48pm

Mintchip

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Absolutely changed, yes. Not for the better or worse. Knowing the end of his story makes him more frail, tragic, and sad. Upside: more human.
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Reply #9 posted 12/18/17 3:54pm

laytonian

Adorecream
I suggest you educate yourself on the history of opioids, how they affect the human brain and then tell the class what YOU are addicted to.
Food? If you are overweight.
Beer?
Judgemental thought?
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #10 posted 12/18/17 4:00pm

purplepolitici
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Nah, not really. He was/is the man (but a man, yes). Still jam 2 him more than anybody else on my devices. Only difference is now I get emotional every so often/off certain songs. Forever changed by him n his tunes smile.

It's a full moon and I'm a werewolf bitch! Kiss my ass!!
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Reply #11 posted 12/18/17 4:26pm

kingricefan

My love and appreciation for him has only increased with the knowledge of all that he did for others behind the scenes, not wanting any kind of acknowledgement for his do-gooding. It added to my appreciation of what kind of a person he truly was. I was dumb founded when I read all of the stories of his sharing of his wealth and knowledge. Things I didn't know about. Sure, I knew he would give proceeds from concerts to charities, etc. but there was a ton of other things he did and gave that I knew nothing about.

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Reply #12 posted 12/18/17 8:49pm

Dimitri10

Appreciate him more...the challenges he went through the course of his career,

and by the looks of it all the personal issues along the way while still remaining to be on top of his game at what he did. He had heaps more to give, but was cut short. The sheer volume this guy put out will last a life time. Looking back it still unbelievable at what he accomplished.

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
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Reply #13 posted 12/19/17 12:28am

Adorecream

laytonian said:

Adorecream I suggest you educate yourself on the history of opioids, how they affect the human brain and then tell the class what YOU are addicted to. Food? If you are overweight. Beer? Judgemental thought?

I suggest you butt out and let me have my own opinion.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #14 posted 12/19/17 3:23am

cathys

Adorecream said:



laytonian said:


Adorecream I suggest you educate yourself on the history of opioids, how they affect the human brain and then tell the class what YOU are addicted to. Food? If you are overweight. Beer? Judgemental thought?

I suggest you butt out and let me have my own opinion.



An opinion based on ignorance. Ignorance of the facts of Prince’s specific case (which none of us know), and ignorance of the nature of opioid addiction.

Almost everyone taking opioid painkillers long-term will eventually become dependent on the drugs. Around 5-10% will become addicted. This is not a sign or moral weakness or stupidity, it’s just biochemistry. Judging a person on opioid treatment for becoming dependent on the drugs is like judging a cancer patient on chemo because their hair is falling out.

A further 10-20% will end up misusing or abusing the drugs, without actually being addicted.

Neither you nor any of us know into which group Prince fell. Was he addicted, abusing or just dependent? Using them to treat pain or just to get high? We have no idea. Of course, we don’t even know for sure that Prince started taking the drugs for pain management, but that seems overwhelmingly the most likely scenario in the light of the evidence we do have. What is sure is that none of us is in any position to judge.
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Reply #15 posted 12/19/17 3:59am

antonb

Not in his ability, I took him for granted if anything, while he was alive. I did go through an angry stage,where I wished he would have tried to sort himself out sooner. You can servive, a painkiller a adiction, My mother did at 70 years old. So Prince could have, with the right support.
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Reply #16 posted 12/19/17 5:19am

Empress

dance4me3121 said:

I don't do Facebook and hate to even click on the link but no my view hasn't changed.

Ditto! Prince was and still is the greatest musician ever!

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Reply #17 posted 12/19/17 5:20am

Empress

RodeoSchro said:

My regard for him has only increased in great magnitude.

You're awesome Rodeo!

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Reply #18 posted 12/19/17 5:21am

Empress

laytonian said:

Adorecream I suggest you educate yourself on the history of opioids, how they affect the human brain and then tell the class what YOU are addicted to. Food? If you are overweight. Beer? Judgemental thought?

Why bother. This person is ignorant.

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Reply #19 posted 12/19/17 6:44am

XNY

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kingricefan said:

My love and appreciation for him has only increased with the knowledge of all that he did for others behind the scenes, not wanting any kind of acknowledgement for his do-gooding. It added to my appreciation of what kind of a person he truly was. I was dumb founded when I read all of the stories of his sharing of his wealth and knowledge. Things I didn't know about. Sure, I knew he would give proceeds from concerts to charities, etc. but there was a ton of other things he did and gave that I knew nothing about.


You took the words out of my mouth...I had no idea the extent he went to give to others in need, without acknowledging he had done so.
Mathews 6.2 "When you give to someone in need, do not do as the hypocrites do- blowing horns in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity. I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get."
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion" -- Martha Graham
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Reply #20 posted 12/19/17 7:40am

RodeoSchro

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Empress said:

RodeoSchro said:

My regard for him has only increased in great magnitude.

You're awesome Rodeo!



hug You are too!

Second Funkiest White Man in America

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Reply #21 posted 12/19/17 8:34am

herb4

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Adorecream said:

It has

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I still love the music, but knowing he was a drug addict addicted to illegal and dangerous drugs, I have lost a lot of respect for him as a person.

You should work on that attitude and study the issue of addiction.

No, my opinion of him has not changed at all

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Reply #22 posted 12/19/17 9:34am

cathys

I appreciate much more the immense hard work and dedication he put into being as great as he was. He made everything look so easy, I thought it was easy. Now I know it wasn’t.
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Reply #23 posted 12/19/17 10:02am

luv4u

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RodeoSchro said:

My regard for him has only increased in great magnitude.



yeahthat

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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
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Reply #24 posted 12/19/17 10:11am

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Adorecream said:

laytonian said:

Adorecream I suggest you educate yourself on the history of opioids, how they affect the human brain and then tell the class what YOU are addicted to. Food? If you are overweight. Beer? Judgemental thought?

I suggest you butt out and let me have my own opinion.

listen 2 what laytonian said.

Your reply reads of someone sitting on the outside, not knowing what happened.

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Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #25 posted 12/19/17 10:27am

lrcrouse

Adorecream said:

It has

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I still love the music, but knowing he was a drug addict addicted to illegal and dangerous drugs, I have lost a lot of respect for him as a person. People tell me he was a junkie and sometimes I believe it, why did he have to surround himself with drug toting maggots and take stupid ass drugs.

.

I have always despised drugs and anyone who uses them knowing the risks, but still uses them anyway is a loser in my book.

i wish u could be in my shoes but there probably to high u'd follow off and die. judge not!!!!

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Reply #26 posted 12/19/17 10:45am

RodeoSchro

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I hardly think that one day Prince thought, "Hey, you know what would be cool? Being addicted to opiods! That's what I'm going to do!"

I don't hold his addiction against him. I am 100% positive it wasn't what he intended for himself.

Second Funkiest White Man in America

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Reply #27 posted 12/19/17 10:54am

Wlcm2thdwn3

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No.

How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #28 posted 12/19/17 11:02am

funkaholic1972

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Since Prince died I have a deeper appreciation of his gifts to us, I am better able to enjoy his music just for what it is, without expectations (that in the past were so often not met). I might have been a bit too harsh on him during his lifetime.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #29 posted 12/19/17 11:04am

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Prince wasn't simply an 'addict' for kicks. He was in immense pain and medicating for it. Whether he always made the wisest decisions with his health care is debateable, but Prince was far from being a 'junkie'.

The only aspect that's changed for me is that Prince became humanised. And I have greater admiration for how he continued to create and perform in such difficult circumstances.
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