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  1. There is NO WAY anyone will persuade me that the title "Just Ku Kluxin Around" is anything but shining a jovial, light-hearted touch on racism. I have represented clients who spoke of their family documents pertaining to their family's ancestor's enslavement. Or tracing their family tree back to when their ancestors who were slaves and no records exist, to their knowledge. A sobering moment in the course of an office conference. Well, for a naive white boy like me, though slavery was a part of their family history. Get an education and a copy of "Treblenka" by Steiner. Learn
  2. ad ho·mi·nem /ˌad ˈhämənəm/ adjective (of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining. "vicious ad hominem attacks" adverb 1. in a way that is directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining. "these points come from some of our best information sources, who realize they'll be attacked ad hominem" 2. in a way that relates to or is associated with a particular person. "the office was created ad hominem for Fenton" So, I don't think the "ad homin
  3. This might bog you down for a bit. Exodus 34:6-7a 6 Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; 7 who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.” Pox: "small" or "cow?" Are you "Forrest" of "Nathan Bedford Forrest" fame?
  4. Try selling that slop to the family of Emmett Till. That there is even a thread named, "Just Ku Kluxin' Around" is extremely offensive and totally unacceptable. Period. That slaughter is practiced elsewhere, does not make slaughter here acceptable.
  5. Yep. Or, let everyone over the age of 3 in Uruguay vote also. They have as much legal interest in the outcome of the vote as claimants with expired, legally unenforceable claims. And, I also want to vote on your next pay raise, as long as I get 10% of the raise I vote for. I agree with acema606.
  6. “The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it. -- Omar Khayyam. And to whomever has the poster name of "Just Ku Kluxin Around" you have a beyond offensive poster name. The Ku Klux Klan lynched innocents, yet your name makes it sound like the Klan is a light-hearted, jovial, carefree organization-except they are ruthless killers. And they made themselves feel empowered by taking on the defenseless. A pox on your house.
  7. This one puzzling aspect of the bankruptcy: time barred claims being given any consideration whatsoever. I don't believe that the bankruptcy judge can make time-barred claims viable again. If the SOL has expired, time-barred claims are barred, and that is it, that is, at least as a matter of judicial compulsion. Having no legal interest in the bankruptcy proceeding, they do not have standing, and should have no vote. (Hence, my belief that claims should be vetted for viability prior to any vote.) Insurance companies won't support any payment by them to time-barred claimants.
  8. I have no doubt that you are right on both counts. The "bloated NEB" is likely right in line with BSA's "pay to play" for the distinction of being named to the NEB. In my council, no decisions of any consequence are ever presented to the Council Executive Board-at least in my day on theExecutive Board. And decades later, a senior professional with true talent asked me to go on the Executive Board to counteract the large number of Executive Board members who had no idea what was going on and lend direction and power to the Executive Board. I declined having 4 years of Executive Boar
  9. So, an LC goes it alone. No suits are filed, so it "wins." Or, It gets hit by lawsuits in state court and after the usual preliminaries, decides to file bankruptcy. Its territory gets absorbed by another council, and Scouting continues. If the camp(s) and office lost are camp(s) and offices that should/could/ought be lost anyway-not much of a downside. The SE retires or is moved to replace a retiring SE, the DE's remain to serve the council's former territory...
  10. I agree 100%. I've been mulling your "Bankruptcy will not end Scouting" tag for a long time. Existing (and prior) management, they may well kill Scouting-unless they go. The corporate culture that got Scouting to this point has to change-and that is only accomplished by a clean sweep. Will the shamed senior management remain in place to shout down junior level management's "we-told-you-so's?" National's management has been a catastrophic moral failure. That alone is reason enough for the clean sweep. Never mind the disastrous financial consequences, and the gutting of rel
  11. In 1946, Dr. Louis Slotin, while demonstrating how to assemble two spheres of fissionable material, which together were enough for critical mass, slipped. He was using screwdrivers on a lab bench to keep the two spheres apart and thereby prevent a sustained nuclear reaction. When he slipped, the spheres connected, and he received a lethal dose.. It is called "tickling the dragon's tail." Mr. K might read "The Strange Death of Louis Slotin." Judges have very long memories.
  12. I took Wood Badge a few years back. I did't get much guidance on designing my ticket. Staff was leaving it all rather vague-I think as a way to encourage participants to be creative and devise a ticket that wasn't influenced by WB staff (they did suggest refinements to my ticket items). It wasn't until into the second weekend that an off hand comment from a staff member finally showed me the reason they encouraged more than 5 ticket items though only 5 had to be completed to fulfill one's ticket. What if you only had 5 ticket items and for reasons beyond your control, it could not or e
  13. Things happen in the legal realm either by agreement or by compulsion. One leverages an agreement out of the opposition by presenting a strong case of compulsion. Only National has filed bankruptcy, so when it filed bankruptcy, it was the only "party" to the proceeding and thereby subject to the compulsion of the court. Creditors (holders of business type, claims of a known amount), and Abuse Claimants (holders of claims of unknown amount) who receive notice can agree to become a party by filing a claim or can decide not to file a claim. Either way, they will be bound by the orders
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