by Scott Creighton
Does no one else in the country know how to use a calculator and write checks?
Official victims paymaster Kenneth Feinberg has been brought in by Orlando’s mayor to dole out the checks to the victims from that massive 8 million dollar fund they started collecting for three days ago.
The money at first was going to be given to local area gay and Latino support groups but the victim’s family got wind of that and decided they wanted the money for themselves instead. So much for supporting the community.
And it’s not like the other 20 or so GoFundMe accounts set up in the names of the victims aren’t producing any donations.
“Three days after its inception, the OneOrlando Fund has raised $7.5 million to help victims, their families and the city recover from the Pulse nightclub shooting, Mayor Buddy Dyer’s office announced Friday.
That brings the amount of private donations to more than $13 million.
The city also brought in victim fund expert Kenneth Feinberg to help distribute the OneOrlando Fund money. Feinberg, a mediation attorney based in Washington D.C., has helped manage funds for victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the Virginia Tech massacre and the Boston Marathon bombing.” Tampa Bay Times
You might recall, Kenneth Feinberg has loads of experience handling slush funds, I mean, charitable donations for victims of various events in this country:
- 1.1 September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
- 1.2 Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund
- 1.3 Special Master for Executive Compensation
- 1.4 BP oil spill fund
- 1.5 Penn State settlement
- 1.6 Aurora victim relief fund
- 1.7 One Fund Boston
- 1.8 The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation
- 1.9 General Motors car recall
From 9/11 to Virginia Tech to BP to Penn State to Aurora to the Boston Bombing to Newtown to the GM recall and now the Pulse nightclub shooting… Kenneth is always there to hand over the checks.
He’s not been without controversy over the years and he likes to take his time when doling out the loot. He makes sure that money is adequately invested while he “figures things out” I am sure.
“On July 5, 2007, it was announced that Feinberg would work pro bono as the chief administrator to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund (HSMF). The HSMF was set up by the Virginia Tech Foundation in the aftermath of the April 16, 2007, shooting attacks on the Virginia Tech campus. Feinberg and the university plan to disseminate a set of proposals for comment about distributions to the families in mid-July. The victims or families will have options on the ultimate uses of the funds. Payments would be completed sometime during the fall” Wiki
His work with the BP spill didn’t go very well. Turns out he had a little conflict of interest that he wanted to keep to himself.
“Despite repeated calls for the release of documents establishing the formal relationship between BP and Feinberg Rozen, as well as its subcontractors who are reviewing and adjudicating claims, almost nothing has been publicly released. And now we learn, as reported by Reuters on November 22, 2010, that BP and Feinberg Rozen consider their arrangement ‘verbal,’ i.e., they have not committed to writing the firm’s compensation arrangement so there can be no public examination of it. Is the public to believe that there is no paper evidence at all documenting a $10 million per year financial arrangement between BP and Feinberg Rozen? What about the contracts between BP, Feinberg Rozen and the subcontractors who are advising and adjudicating claims and also being paid directly by BP? Surely these contracts must be in writing and released. This failure to release the terms of all these financial arrangements under circumstances of tremendous historic and public significance is simply unacceptable.” Wiki
Funny isn’t it? When they intended to hand over the money to various not-for-profits in Orlando run by politically connected schemers, Orlando’s mayor figured they could handle the writing of the checks just fine themselves.
But as soon as the victims started putting pressure on the local government to hand them over the big bucks, thats’ when they decided to bring in the official paymaster of the Gladio events.
Suspect? Yeah, a little.
I wonder if all those black people in the inner cities of Detroit and Chicago and D.C. are upset that no one calls in Kenneth Feinberg to cut them checks when they get shot.
I mean, why is it only these marquee event shootings come with a slush fund and crisis actors?
Makes me wonder sometimes.