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  1. I wondered, as well, and recalled reading this NYT article. It states the obvious about the subjectivity of valuing fine art, as well as the fact that some of the pieces were constrained by BSA commission guidelines. The result being they cramped his style and therefore don’t represent his “best,” most collectible works. (I’m sure the TCC has that value, at least an appraisers best estimate. Not sure if the plan would be auction to maximize, use a broker or sell at “retail.” https://duckduckgo.com/?q=value+of+boys+scouts+rockwell+collection&t=brave&ia=web
  2. I’m sure the TCC knows, but is there any sense of the average liquid and real property asset value of the LC’s? I realize the Councils will be “called upon” to contribute based on SoL status and claims filed, but it might be informative. Does it range from squeaking by to 100’s of millions, property values included?
  3. Personally, I’m watching the disposition of this as a possible indicator of Judge Silverstein’s inclination toward finding the LC assets to be separate or within reach. I know, I know. They are technically very different. I’m talking about where her head is at on cutting through what some assert are smoke and mirror games to get on with it. Are these merely protective facades meant to insulate and isolate or are legitimate and separate? “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?”Yes. I’m mind reading and putting a wet finger in the air, not hazarding a legal opinion. For the record.
  4. For context, the generally accepted stat is at least 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. (This includes during adulthood, btw.) Even if the 11,000 number shouldn’t be taken as fully accurate, if there such a thing, this is a very good sign. I hope the downward trend continues. https://1in6.org/get-information/the-1-in-6-statistic/
  6. Great. Thanks. You're not attacking me by responding with your opinion and good, additional data. I was merely pointing out a factor that must be applied if we are to properly interpret the data. Some of what I take as my part here is to do that from a survivor perspective who knows as well as anyone how the creeps seep through. On its face, the data looks like YPT is a slam dunk. For some, that's it. Case closed - it worked, even if there are 11,000 claims. But, considering all factors that may contribute to the drop is important to understand what the numbers are actually "saying
  7. True, indeed. As has been said, however, BSA has critical distinctions from other youth organizations. Two of note: 1) BSA fundamentally and morally elevated itself above most other youth programs and activities, save maybe religious. Personally, having been intimately involved in just about all youth activities I could get myself into (on the cheap), BSA's iconic image of wholesomeness, virtue, good fun and hard work stood it above the (Catholic) Church for a working class kid like me. I don't pretend to speak for anyone else. The Church was somewhat removed in space and time; impractica
  8. Sorry I posted that. It’s just created more confusion and anxiety.
  9. On the pad for July 20, in the event it's not completed by then. I've been waiting for someone to say this. (Don't send me into exile, since we're kinda talking about a verboten topic again, no? Since I'm replying to MattR, I think I'm in the cone of silence.) Theory is great. Practice unto perfection is amazing, if it can be achieved. Reverse engineering and recreating breakdowns is the key. Who, what, where, when, why and how under a giant beam of light and a powerful microscope is best. I think things will leap off the page, if you will do it. Critical system failure an
  10. Yes. Many. Most court proceedings don't have one side who can step outside the process and fire 10,000+ heat seeking missiles (complaints) at multiple non-party targets with billions of dollars at viable risk in the event the proceeding goes completely sideways. "We're launching. You wanna come in here and work on this or no? You pick."
  11. Wild shot at rank and yank: Lawyers, National, Abuse Victims, Councils, CO's.
  12. From the Claims Data Summary, P1: "Summary of Sexual Abuse Claims in Chapter 11 Cases of Boy Scouts of America There are approximately 101,135sexual abuse claims filed. Of those claims, the Tort Claimants’ Committee estimates that there are approximately 83,807 unique claims if the amended and superseded and multiple claims filed on account of the same survivor are removed. The summary of sexual abuse claims below uses the set of 83,807 of claim for purposes of claims summary below."
  13. That data hasn't and probably won't be released from the data room, since it's directly connected to individual claims. This is my understanding. Same with attaching specific locations to CO's with similar names. There are multiple variations of potentially the same entity - St. John's, St. John, Saint John's, St. John's School, St. John Parish, and etc. I tried to find the city and state for some with no success with inquiries to the Key Master. There, I go again.
  14. I know this is probably only for me, but I was feeling like I have been going too fast and realized I said my the abuse was at 10. That is wrong. It was 11. I had my birthday while at Summer Camp. Apologies.
  15. This was raised above, but I don't know how to show the link to the poster, MYCVAStory. Unless the YPT absolutely locked in during the last decade plus, you can't take that 11,000 as gospel. All data indicates child sexual abuse by men against boys is reported at least 10 years later than for girls abused by men. For most men, it's well into their 30's. For me, I was 41. Exhibit 1 at Page 3 of the Claims Data shows the dramatic declination of claims (as filed in this case only) in recent years. If it the YTP began working like a finely oiled machine or if the reports have not yet sur
  16. The term, "it happened on your watch" seems most apt. If the whole of society is to blame and liable for everything culturally "winked at" that then manifests in isolated cases - families, churches, youth organizations, schools, and, etc. - thereby exonerating the overseeing entities who specifically winked at specific incidents that occurred while they were stewarding children, we've entered the twilight zone. If only perpetrators/the direct actors are responsible, we are in a world of hurt. Well, that was stupid. We already are. To be concise, the BSA is not more to blame than the
  17. With what consideration do they suppose they are buying protection from future lawsuits? That's the logical disconnect I can't reconcile. Someone must see there is a transaction going down and getting something so significant for nothing is like Pollyanna in rose-colored glasses singing, "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow," am I right? Dang. I did it again.
  18. Very good point. Sorry. They were inaccurate, whether innocently tossing roses or otherwise. Again, all I was doing is pointing out that I watched the proliferation of claims, checking to see what was landing on my Troop and in the LC's area. In my case, they were pretty on point. I didn't mean it to be an official anything. It's one of the large attorney groups accused of questionable tactics. I wrongly assumed most put the two together and might flavor with a grain of salt or 100. My bad. Since many were ignorant of any claims of note, this gives some idea of the explosion. I imagine a
  19. Wow. They were shoveling it deep and wide with a mining front loader. That's just one group of attorneys showing where their clients have claims. I shared it to show the way I was tracking claims while they were being filed up until November 16, 2020, since so many here had no idea of the mounting claims within their Troop or LC. Sorry to be unclear.
  20. 10 at the time of the first instance abuse by my SM. I was turning 11 the next day and it was the night of my birthday-eve, if there is such a thing. I was 17 at the time of the first SE incident I mentioned. You haven't read my exhaustive retelling and that's no fault of yours, though you could. Fine to be blunt. Trust me I don't care. No. I tried 18/19 years ago but I was too late. The SoL's were changed shortly after, but they were prospective. If you read all my posts, my singular interest was putting the SM in prison and wiping out his assets. I was in stasis before 2.
  21. You all know I hope Scouting survives for a number of reasons, including sentimental and the possibility our grandchildren could take part. To that end, is your "contingency plan" something others would find applicable to their effort or is it specific to your Council? Just wondering if it can be shared, whether here or via PM. Thinking out loud. Also, assuming Scouting remains viable, would any of you guys, who believe in full 360 degree abuse prevention training and see the current deficits, participate in advancing and improving the YPT?
  22. I'm sort of shocked. but not. Part of my surprise is built on my experience, knowing it's real and happened to me and younger guys in my Troop, but also on my knowledge of risk management and layered planning. I guess they truly believed they could either handle it or completely shield you from impact. Probably both. It's rather patronizing, though, as if you weren't entitled to or to be trusted with information that may or may not significantly change your (Scouting) lives.
  23. I've been tracking this since 2.19.2020. I've watched the claims increase against my Troop and LC, in particular. (AIS had existing cases pre-Chapter 11. My tracking may have started a bit after the 2.19, but that's not important. At first, there were none against my Troop and I watched as the first, second, third...were pinned.) https://abusedinscouting.com/map-of-reported-abuse-locations/ NOTE: You will see that AIS gives the contact information for the Member of Congress associated with the location of each Troop with an abuse claim. This goes back to my point about legislation a
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