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  1. I would note that I have been counseling distressed individuals and families for 45 years. And giving folks a bit of leeway, consideration, and forgiveness can work wonders. And that every injured soul appreciates a kind word. And a kind word costs nothing.
  2. Another poster made a comment about this ending with "And now we return to your regular programming." I agree with his sentiment. Benjamin Franklin is attributed as saying, "We must all hang together or most assuredly, we will all hang separately." Long interpreted as "we all have to stand together." From that I take, in these difficult circumstances, we all need to make a special effort to cooperate for the greater good. There is a measure of patience (always underestimated in its significance by those who have the luxury of never having to demonstrate any), and humility (not eas
  3. This is a huge topic, but I agree that a complete review is required. My bio, resume, or whatever it is, on my profile, many positions held for 5 to 15 years simultaneously, I have had extensive experience as a scout, camp and Philmont Ranger Staff (one year responsible for the training of the entire Ranger staff), observing, teaching, and mentoring scouts, my three sons included. I have noted a tremendous diminution in the outdoor skills learned, or that are required to be learned, by scouts. And that few to none have actually mastered them. There is much to be said for requir
  4. Why not? Your reasons may help others consider their individual situations on sticking with their current attorney, or making a change. Thanks.
  5. My state has statutory exemptions from certain types of liability-generally negligence-for unpaid volunteers serving on governmental or quasi-governmental boards. Perhaps such exemptions exist for unpaid volunteers serving as volunteer firefighters, etc. And, it could vary by state. I doubt that intentional torts are given the protection of an exemption, so the abuser would not have any protection, but those not intentionally committing abuse would likely be protected. Whether the government which sponsors the firefighting unit would be exempt raises the issue of "governmental immunity
  6. I remember a TV series some years, ago, M.A.SH. There was an episode with a scene with the two principal characters sitting in their barracks tent, each holding a few playing cards, with a chess/checkers board between them, with checkers and chess pieces on the board. Another character came in and made some comment about the "game" noting the discordant collection of pieces, and asked, "What are you playing-and what are the rules?" The reply was "Double Cranko-there are no rules." And with the new bill, the entire dynamic of the BSA bankruptcy may change. Not so much for t
  7. And, I just want to say, I rather vented on what I consider "insiders" on this forum, speaking in a partially obtuse code. Speaking to each other. It is hard to follow at times. And anyone-me-who can post the quoted post above-does not tend to find anything hard to follow. And any lawyers on this forum who have refinements to make to my post, please do. I apparently have a completely different view of this particular part of the forum (political issues and bankruptcy) then many others. I understand the need for "insider" discussion and to support Survivors. All those fol
  8. Notices Of Depositions normally follow Requests To Produce (documents), and sometimes Requests To Admit (facts). Attorneys want the documents first, for review, and then structure their deposition questioning strategy around the documents produced, and admissions or denials of admission of facts. So, dig up TCC's Request(s) To Produce, and you will see what TCC is interested in investigating. Likely, the TCC is interested in the nature and extent of insurance carrier coverages: coverage type, time period covered, amount of coverage, deductible, identity of insureds, and the coo
  9. And even with this explanation of yours, and your "cutsie" reference to Spartacus, you still communicate NOT to me. And yet I understand most of your posts, perhaps because I hold degrees equivalent to yours. This is a forum to make communication of serious information to abuse survivors.
  10. I didn't bother to Google it. The point of communication is to communicate. The really important folks here are those who are NOT registered. They are looking for information. And it is our duty to provide that to them.
  11. piobndinerinxsdingespoinesinberonobneqdsinxeonindeeeondeinonn !!! Well, at least we speak the same language. Can we try to communicate with those who are not on the "inside?" This forum is worthless if it does not EXPAND the audience of informed scouters. About a dozen registered members "trade messages," essentially a forum of "private discussion" conducted in public. That will not create a "movement" nor educate nor inspire the casual lurker on this forum. They are seeking CLEAR information. Those here who have it, should share it CLEARLY. And thus goodne
  12. I understand appreciate your post. My position on supporting Survivors has been stated several times. But, there is a huge qualitative difference between posters analyzing data from court pleadings, news articles, tweets, texts, press conferences, town hall meetings, and such, and, an anonymous statement in support of a position that attorneys will net $400 million in fees, especially considering that the bona fides of that block of attorneys is considered to be highly suspect. This is not an easy nut to crack, for I am not willing to take the position that the Anonymous Survivor sh
  13. There are MILLIONS at stake. How do we know that the "EAGLE SCOUT FROM TEXAS" is a human being? Surely, no one would lie to earn $400 MILLION.
  14. I asked this question many moons ago on this forum (it seems many moons, but maybe not that many). Of a survivor, I asked, "What are your expectations of this bankruptcy?" (Or nearly that was what was asked.) In my experience I have NEVER seen an alleged wrongdoer, in any legal setting, admit doing wrong, even with a Full Release in hand protecting them from any admission. An admission that might lessen the damage done. NEVER. From the movie Amistad, Cinque, an alleged slave is relating the facts of his life and the capture of he and his cohorts. John
  15. Whomever advised you advised "poorly." Bankruptcy addresses legally enforceable claims. It must. Why? Good question. So, Sears files bankruptcy October 2018. Sears was founded in 1893. A claimant from 1897, Grover Cleveland was president-remember him-files a claim in 2018 against Sears. "I did not get my-whatever-from the Wish Book which I still have! Well, the bankruptcy court is charged (has legal authority and legal responsibility) to collect the assets of the bankrupt, determine legally enforceable liabilities (bills and debts), and distribute the asse
  16. Was the Coalition Town Hall recorded and available somewhere? I was on staff teaching a merit badge at a camporee most of the day. Something "Scouting" other than bankruptcy!
  17. My offer stands. You and folks similarly situated need friends. At the end of the day, I get back to one word: "Children." This horror was visited on children. Adult perpetrators visited this horror on children, and adults-at BSA- COVERED IT UP. I've lost track, for 60 or 80 years??? More than a century? I ask, "Who stands to protect the children?" BSA does NOT.
  18. In my council, at one time scouters were banned from scouting for raising questions about the council's insolvency-first, to silence them, and second, to brand them as child abusers. Time and again, I see documentaries about domestically abused women who refuse to press charges and return to the person who abused them. I just don't understand it. That process/dynamic remains an open question in my mind. I will sort it out, but not yet. And the folks in my council ousted, were reinstated. From what has been posted here, perhaps that was a miracle, or perhaps the
  19. Folks without your specific issue are struggling to deal with National's bankruptcy. Me, a non abuse survivor, Eagle, who has pretty much devoted my youth and adult life to Scouting, father of 3 Eagles, am trying to make sense of the whole situation. Later posts by you than this indicate your concern whether you completed all of a merit badge requirements for a particular merit badge-in light of the possibility that your abuser just "signed off" to send you out the door. If, as you indicated, there may be another merit badge you completed without issues that will "cover" a needed me
  20. One of the saddest things I have ever read, particularly considering it is written in the context of a "principled" youth organization's failure to protect children. Particularly with respect to an organization that has a mandatory religious declaration component. "That which you do the least of mine, you do to me." --Jesus. For me, BSA has no answer to that.
  21. Just have to say, with today's marvelous word processors, that can be said in 72 point font!
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