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Reply #30 posted 03/02/18 3:50pm

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cloveringold85 said:

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I don't trust JayZ or Van Jones; they are both phony and opportunists. Van likes to prop himself up on a pedestal like he is the authority of everything PRINCE. Gimme a break!! I think JayZ was trying to get all of Prince's music, so he could cash-in. JayZ never cared about Prince or his legacy.

Well, I tend to get protective or jealous sometimes. But I think that while Van comes across as very enthusiastic sometimes, he is really, really proud of his friendship with Prince, and Prince obviously had a huge impact on him. Does he worship him. Yep. I do too. Guilty as charged! confused [Edited 3/2/18 12:24pm]

Yes, I think you're right. Let's face it, Van and Prince were great friends. It was Van who told us about all the work Prince did for charities. Prince kept it quiet of course. No one needed to know. Now we do know, all because of Van. Van's great.

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Reply #31 posted 03/04/18 2:22pm

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Reply #32 posted 03/06/18 12:30pm

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darkroman said:

Lord almightly!!!! This is sickening to watch!!!! They are so far up eachother's arse that it will take a very brave search party to save them!

Why is it that people are always desperate to name drop Prince? It's disgusting.

Why oh why keep playing the 'black' card. Get over it, move on! He's not your borther and nor am I.

I pity these very sad and lonely individuals who clearly have nothing left in their lives other to latch onto any tiny fibre of a thread that may link them to Prince.


hammer

What are you babbling on about they both worked with him and Prince sought them out not the other way around. Maybe if some of his other friends talked about him instead of rushing to cash in they would not come off as self serving dick heads with no other means of income but people jock riding.

Both Van and Jay were doing a lot of things before Prince came into their lives. No need to get snippy because Prince did not forget who he was or were he came from. Oh we are all brothers and sisters in the human race so take your negative somewhere eles.

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Reply #33 posted 03/06/18 12:41pm

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Reading this I see why Prince kept the gates up at Paisley Park. U guys just believe anything from TMZ instead of using sound judgement, receipts, common sense and research.

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Reply #34 posted 03/06/18 12:54pm

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laurarichardson said:

darkroman said:

Lord almightly!!!! This is sickening to watch!!!! They are so far up eachother's arse that it will take a very brave search party to save them!

Why is it that people are always desperate to name drop Prince? It's disgusting.

Why oh why keep playing the 'black' card. Get over it, move on! He's not your borther and nor am I.

I pity these very sad and lonely individuals who clearly have nothing left in their lives other to latch onto any tiny fibre of a thread that may link them to Prince.


hammer

What are you babbling on about they both worked with him and Prince sought them out not the other way around. Maybe if some of his other friends talked about him instead of rushing to cash in they would not come off as self serving dick heads with no other means of income but people jock riding.

Both Van and Jay were doing a lot of things before Prince came into their lives. No need to get snippy because Prince did not forget who he was or were he came from. Oh we are all brothers and sisters in the human race so take your negative somewhere eles.

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Van Jones is an opportunist. You don't think he's writing books for free, do you? confused

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Reply #35 posted 03/06/18 1:53pm

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cloveringold85 said:

laurarichardson said:

What are you babbling on about they both worked with him and Prince sought them out not the other way around. Maybe if some of his other friends talked about him instead of rushing to cash in they would not come off as self serving dick heads with no other means of income but people jock riding.

Both Van and Jay were doing a lot of things before Prince came into their lives. No need to get snippy because Prince did not forget who he was or were he came from. Oh we are all brothers and sisters in the human race so take your negative somewhere eles.

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Van Jones is an opportunist. You don't think he's writing books for free, do you? confused

Sorry Van is Harvard trained lawyer who was writing books long before he met Prince. His most recent book is not about Prince at all.

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Reply #36 posted 03/07/18 10:57am

1725topp

cloveringold85 said:

laurarichardson said:

What are you babbling on about they both worked with him and Prince sought them out not the other way around. Maybe if some of his other friends talked about him instead of rushing to cash in they would not come off as self serving dick heads with no other means of income but people jock riding.

Both Van and Jay were doing a lot of things before Prince came into their lives. No need to get snippy because Prince did not forget who he was or were he came from. Oh we are all brothers and sisters in the human race so take your negative somewhere eles.

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Van Jones is an opportunist. You don't think he's writing books for free, do you? confused

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I guess your plumber, your contractor, your mechanic, your teacher, your dentist, your policeman, your fireman, and your doctor are all opportunist too, or do they work for free?

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Reply #37 posted 03/07/18 2:41pm

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laurarichardson said:

cloveringold85 said:

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Van Jones is an opportunist. You don't think he's writing books for free, do you? confused

Sorry Van is Harvard trained lawyer who was writing books long before he met Prince. His most recent book is not about Prince at all.

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I guess some of you are missing my point. I know he is a lawyer and has written several books.

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The minute Prince died.......there was Van Jones on CNN, plugging his book about Prince! He always props himself up on the authority of everything that is Prince. I've read things about him that were not too cool, so I have formed my own opinion about him. I didn't say he was uneducated.

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Reply #38 posted 03/07/18 2:42pm

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1725topp said:

cloveringold85 said:

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Van Jones is an opportunist. You don't think he's writing books for free, do you? confused

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I guess your plumber, your contractor, your mechanic, your teacher, your dentist, your policeman, your fireman, and your doctor are all opportunist too, or do they work for free?

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That's not what I'm saying here. I have my own opinion about Van Jones and it's not going to change.

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Reply #39 posted 03/07/18 2:53pm

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cloveringold85 said:

laurarichardson said:

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I guess some of you are missing my point. I know he is a lawyer and has written several books.

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The minute Prince died.......there was Van Jones on CNN, plugging his book about Prince! He always props himself up on the authority of everything that is Prince. I've read things about him that were not too cool, so I have formed my own opinion about him. I didn't say he was uneducated.

He was not pluggin a book he was talking about Prince and charity on CNN. He just wrote a book about a month ago which has one chapter about Prince. He worked for Prince for a good while and never has said one bad thing about him. It has nothing to do with his polictics.

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Reply #40 posted 03/07/18 4:56pm

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laurarichardson said:

cloveringold85 said:

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I guess some of you are missing my point. I know he is a lawyer and has written several books.

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The minute Prince died.......there was Van Jones on CNN, plugging his book about Prince! He always props himself up on the authority of everything that is Prince. I've read things about him that were not too cool, so I have formed my own opinion about him. I didn't say he was uneducated.

He was not pluggin a book he was talking about Prince and charity on CNN. He just wrote a book about a month ago which has one chapter about Prince. He worked for Prince for a good while and never has said one bad thing about him. It has nothing to do with his polictics.

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Van Jones was trying to be co-executor of Prince's estate; it's all about the money!

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From a post back in January, 2017 DD55 said:

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Van Jones has not proven himself to be trustworthy despite crocodile tears, he appeared to be crying over his own loss of employment/commission. (Sorry I’m so harsh, it’s just my impression of him).
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http://prince.org/msg/5/443407

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Reply #41 posted 03/08/18 5:33am

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cloveringold85 said:

laurarichardson said:

He was not pluggin a book he was talking about Prince and charity on CNN. He just wrote a book about a month ago which has one chapter about Prince. He worked for Prince for a good while and never has said one bad thing about him. It has nothing to do with his polictics.

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Van Jones was trying to be co-executor of Prince's estate; it's all about the money!

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From a post back in January, 2017 DD55 said:

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Van Jones has not proven himself to be trustworthy despite crocodile tears, he appeared to be crying over his own loss of employment/commission. (Sorry I’m so harsh, it’s just my impression of him).
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http://prince.org/msg/5/443407

Because he was representing Omarr Baker for a while and it appears Omarr wanted him to be the PA. You do realize someone had to be the PA and they are not going to do it for free.

Van helped Prince find and distrube money to charities so what commission was he receiving? Van was also working at CNN at the time of Prince's death. Why would he be crying over thel loss of a job when he already had another one.

He started "Yes We Can Code" with Prince a non-profit that is still active. What exactly has Van done that makes him not trust worthy because he certainly is not Lonnie or Patrick Cousins.

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Reply #42 posted 03/08/18 7:56am

RJOrion

Van Jones is a hustler...comes off as well read, well spoken, and non-threatening, but he still seems like an overall creepy, opportunistic dude...cant really put my finger on what or why, but something about this dude is weird...
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Reply #43 posted 03/08/18 8:49am

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RJOrion said:

Van Jones is a hustler...comes off as well read, well spoken, and non-threatening, but he still seems like an overall creepy, opportunistic dude...cant really put my finger on what or why, but something about this dude is weird...

He graduated from Harvard. He is well read.

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Reply #44 posted 03/08/18 10:25am

FlyOnTheWall

Wow. So, Van Jones is a "creepy," "opportunistic," "weird" "hustler"??? Seriously? WOW. This is a tough crowd.

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Reply #45 posted 03/08/18 11:59am

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FlyOnTheWall said:

Wow. So, Van Jones is a "creepy," "opportunistic," "weird" "hustler"??? Seriously? WOW. This is a tough crowd.

You are being nice. People on this board attack people have never done or said anything foul but set up stickies for people who say and do questionable things.

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Reply #46 posted 03/08/18 12:43pm

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laurarichardson said:

FlyOnTheWall said:

Wow. So, Van Jones is a "creepy," "opportunistic," "weird" "hustler"??? Seriously? WOW. This is a tough crowd.

You are being nice. People on this board attack people have never done or said anything foul but set up stickies for people who say and do questionable things.

Them gates were MEANT for said orgers

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Reply #47 posted 03/08/18 12:59pm

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paisleypark4 said:

laurarichardson said:

You are being nice. People on this board attack people have never done or said anything foul but set up stickies for people who say and do questionable things.

Them gates were MEANT for said orgers

It is not just orgers. Some associates are creeps and they kept getting the cheerleading on this board.

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Reply #48 posted 03/08/18 1:00pm

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pricetag said:

anangellooksdown said:

cloveringold85 said: Well, I tend to get protective or jealous sometimes. But I think that while Van comes across as very enthusiastic sometimes, he is really, really proud of his friendship with Prince, and Prince obviously had a huge impact on him. Does he worship him. Yep. I do too. Guilty as charged! confused [Edited 3/2/18 12:24pm]

Yes, I think you're right. Let's face it, Van and Prince were great friends. It was Van who told us about all the work Prince did for charities. Prince kept it quiet of course. No one needed to know. Now we do know, all because of Van. Van's great.

Van was not the only one who discussed Prince's charityi and what is wrong with people knowing all the good stuff he did.

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Reply #49 posted 03/08/18 1:57pm

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laurarichardson said:

cloveringold85 said:

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Van Jones was trying to be co-executor of Prince's estate; it's all about the money!

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From a post back in January, 2017 DD55 said:

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Van Jones has not proven himself to be trustworthy despite crocodile tears, he appeared to be crying over his own loss of employment/commission. (Sorry I’m so harsh, it’s just my impression of him).
.

http://prince.org/msg/5/443407

Because he was representing Omarr Baker for a while and it appears Omarr wanted him to be the PA. You do realize someone had to be the PA and they are not going to do it for free.

Van helped Prince find and distrube money to charities so what commission was he receiving? Van was also working at CNN at the time of Prince's death. Why would he be crying over thel loss of a job when he already had another one.

He started "Yes We Can Code" with Prince a non-profit that is still active. What exactly has Van done that makes him not trust worthy because he certainly is not Lonnie or Patrick Cousins.

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Yes, but you have to be careful of some of these charities. Some of them do not use the funds properly, or put the cash in their own pockets. I'm not saying that this is what Van is doing, but I have a hard time trusting people who work in the media business. They always seem to have some ulterior motive.

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Reply #50 posted 03/08/18 2:01pm

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RJOrion said:

Van Jones is a hustler...comes off as well read, well spoken, and non-threatening, but he still seems like an overall creepy, opportunistic dude...cant really put my finger on what or why, but something about this dude is weird...

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I feel the same way. There is just some "fakeness" about him.

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I hate to say this, but here goe's -- it's almost like he was promoting all of Prince's charitable work in order to bring attention to it, thus people will give more money. And, he will reap the benefits of that, because they are charities that he has some stake in.

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Prince was a real stickler not to give his hard-earned cash to corporations. Those stuffed-shirts don't need the damn money!! Prince always tried to help the "little guy". He gave to so many important causes. -- giving it back to the community.

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Reply #51 posted 03/08/18 2:04pm

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laurarichardson said:

RJOrion said:

Van Jones is a hustler...comes off as well read, well spoken, and non-threatening, but he still seems like an overall creepy, opportunistic dude...cant really put my finger on what or why, but something about this dude is weird...

He graduated from Harvard. He is well read.

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It doesn't matter if he graduated from Havard, Yale or Princeton. A lot of people have academic achievements, but that doesn't necessarily make them "good people".

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Reply #52 posted 03/08/18 2:05pm

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FlyOnTheWall said:

Wow. So, Van Jones is a "creepy," "opportunistic," "weird" "hustler"??? Seriously? WOW. This is a tough crowd.

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Yes it is!! We go hard-core!! lol

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Reply #53 posted 03/08/18 2:21pm

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FlyOnTheWall said:

Wow. So, Van Jones is a "creepy," "opportunistic," "weird" "hustler"??? Seriously? WOW. This is a tough crowd.

i mean!!!!!! you said that right!!!

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Reply #54 posted 03/08/18 2:22pm

purplefam99

RJOrion said:

Van Jones is a hustler...comes off as well read, well spoken, and non-threatening, but he still seems like an overall creepy, opportunistic dude...cant really put my finger on what or why, but something about this dude is weird...

really?????

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Reply #55 posted 03/08/18 2:41pm

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cloveringold85 said:



laurarichardson said:




RJOrion said:


Van Jones is a hustler...comes off as well read, well spoken, and non-threatening, but he still seems like an overall creepy, opportunistic dude...cant really put my finger on what or why, but something about this dude is weird...

He graduated from Harvard. He is well read.



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It doesn't matter if he graduated from Havard, Yale or Princeton. A lot of people have academic achievements, but that doesn't necessarily make them "good people".





What I’m saying right now is a general statement:
FINALLY, so done who GETS it.

I thought we were all beyond thinking that education and accolades have any real merit?
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Reply #56 posted 03/08/18 3:23pm

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anangellooksdown said:

cloveringold85 said:

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It doesn't matter if he graduated from Havard, Yale or Princeton. A lot of people have academic achievements, but that doesn't necessarily make them "good people".

What I’m saying right now is a general statement: FINALLY, so done who GETS it. I thought we were all beyond thinking that education and accolades have any real merit?

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I know lots of people who have a high education, multiple degree's and PhD., and some of them are not so nice, jerks, liars, posers, users, don't work hard and earn a 6-figure salary, cheat on their wives....I could go on and on. My husband worked with a guy who had PhD and didn't do shit for his 6-figure salary--and even slept on the job! I have no respect for people like that.

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I am not saying Van Jones is any of those, but he is well-known, and is not treated like the average Joe.

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Reply #57 posted 03/08/18 6:28pm

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cloveringold85 said:



laurarichardson said:




RJOrion said:


Van Jones is a hustler...comes off as well read, well spoken, and non-threatening, but he still seems like an overall creepy, opportunistic dude...cant really put my finger on what or why, but something about this dude is weird...

He graduated from Harvard. He is well read.



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It doesn't matter if he graduated from Havard, Yale or Princeton. A lot of people have academic achievements, but that doesn't necessarily make them "good people".




The comment was that he was not well read. Still not one person has explained what Van done. Did he kill someone? Prince sought him out not the other way around.
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Reply #58 posted 03/08/18 6:34pm

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cloveringold85 said:



RJOrion said:


Van Jones is a hustler...comes off as well read, well spoken, and non-threatening, but he still seems like an overall creepy, opportunistic dude...cant really put my finger on what or why, but something about this dude is weird...

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I feel the same way. There is just some "fakeness" about him.


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I hate to say this, but here goe's -- it's almost like he was promoting all of Prince's charitable work in order to bring attention to it, thus people will give more money. And, he will reap the benefits of that, because they are charities that he has some stake in.


.


Prince was a real stickler not to give his hard-earned cash to corporations. Those stuffed-shirts don't need the damn money!! Prince always tried to help the "little guy". He gave to so many important causes. -- giving it back to the community.






Prince assigned the last 4 albums to Dreamcorps so money is going to the charity. What do you mean by stake? How are people who want to donate to the charity suppose to donate if they do not know about it.
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Reply #59 posted 03/09/18 9:19am

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cloveringold85 said:



anangellooksdown said:


cloveringold85 said:


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It doesn't matter if he graduated from Havard, Yale or Princeton. A lot of people have academic achievements, but that doesn't necessarily make them "good people".





What I’m saying right now is a general statement: FINALLY, so done who GETS it. I thought we were all beyond thinking that education and accolades have any real merit?

.


I know lots of people who have a high education, multiple degree's and PhD., and some of them are not so nice, jerks, liars, posers, users, don't work hard and earn a 6-figure salary, cheat on their wives....I could go on and on. My husband worked with a guy who had PhD and didn't do shit for his 6-figure salary--and even slept on the job! I have no respect for people like that.


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I am not saying Van Jones is any of those, but he is well-known, and is not treated like the average Joe.





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