Chapter 11 announced in Issues & Politics Posted March 3 2 hours ago, ThenNow said: I almost don't know where to start with this, because it seems like I am repeating myself, ad nauseam. I'll try: 1) I'm not part of any "group trying to sue the BSA." Never tried. Never initiated. Never thought about it until all of this blew up however many years ago. I wanted to put a man in jail, take his house and assets and reputation, then burn down the house, sell the property and assets and give it all to a child protection charity. It's just little ol' me representing myself; 2) You don't know what, if anything, I continue to do or don't do in support of Scouting. Might want to read into that, as may be appropriate; 3) I did not initiate this campaign to do "equity" by all survivors of past abuse in Scouting. I was minding my own business and trying to manage my life, such as it was, when this blew up in my face. It set off a train wreck of a year wrought with months and months of darkness I won't go into, not the least of which was 4.5 months of research and documentation creating the materials to submit my Proof of Claim; 4) Neither I nor the other sexual abuse survivor claimants forced Mosby or Turley to make the promises that were made and repeated about their motives, goals, intentions and heartfelt sorrow; and 5) To say that I/we/they/whoever are trying to get as "much money from Scouting as possible" is a non-statement, and uses your 'only two camps' assertion lumping everyone together. It's neither accurate nor helpful. What does "as possible" even mean? What the formula is, I don't know, but what has been offered, and the way it was done, is nothing short of shameful. I have the utmost sympathy and compassion for those who were abused. Please accept my comments with that in mind. I find it very difficult do discuss this topic because of my sincere compassion for those who were abused. What's happening now is two sides are negotiating a settlement. The side that wants more and the side that wants less. The BSA and those representing it have a duty to Scouting to preserve as much as they can. The claimants and those representing them will try to extract as much as possible. Am I wrong here? It is in the best interest of claimants to paint the BSA in the most negative light possible in order to apply pressure to the BSA to increase their settlement offer. Any advocate for those pursuing the BSA would be doing exactly the same thing that we see being played out now. I dearly wish it were not the case, but it's the unfortunate truth. I have no doubt that claimants have conflicting emotions about that fact as well. The proposed settlement has been called shameful. Why is it shameful and $500 million not enough? Why is $1.3 billion good, but $500 million is not?