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(AP News)   Floyd Mayweather knocks out George Floyd's funeral bill   (apnews.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, World Boxing Council, Oscar De La Hoya, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, George Floyd's funeral, Mayweather's offer, Genaro Hernandez  
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2020-06-02 9:34:39 AM  
That's good because funerals are ridiculously expensive around here.
 
2020-06-02 10:04:09 AM  
I'm glad someone told Floyd what was going on.

/cuz we know he didn't read about it in the paper
//seriously: good for Mayweather
 
2020-06-02 10:08:21 AM  
Good man.
 
2020-06-02 10:10:39 AM  
He saw a fight he couldn't lose.
 
2020-06-02 10:12:21 AM  
Good. The Floyd family is also in line to receive $25MM - $50MM when the civil suit is decided. Also good. Too bad the judgment can't come from the police pension fund.
 
2020-06-02 10:12:36 AM  
They didn't have the funeral yet? Damn, that is gonna be something to see.
 
2020-06-02 10:14:23 AM  

Boojum2k: Good man.


I'm not sure I'd go that far. Good act though.
 
2020-06-02 10:15:40 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Good. The Floyd family is also in line to receive $25MM - $50MM when the civil suit is decided. Also good. Too bad the judgment can't come from the police pension fund.


Too bad it can't bring back their son and brother or fix everything broken in our country.

Its telling that our solution to vile inequity is a sh*tload of money.

And I can't speak for the family

But I bet they want their brother and son back
 
2020-06-02 10:15:45 AM  

Subtonic: They didn't have the funeral yet? Damn, that is gonna be something to see.


One hopes that it all goes off peacefully and in a dignified manner.
 
2020-06-02 10:22:30 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Subtonic: They didn't have the funeral yet? Damn, that is gonna be something to see.

One hopes that it all goes off peacefully and in a dignified manner.


While I wholeheartedly agree, I fear that's not the timeline we're in.
 
2020-06-02 10:23:57 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Good. The Floyd family is also in line to receive $25MM - $50MM when the civil suit is decided. Also good. Too bad the judgment can't come from the police pension fund.


His brother has already raised almost $8.9M on his gofundme.
 
2020-06-02 10:24:36 AM  
Good man. I respect that he had even paid for an opponent's funeral expenses too
 
2020-06-02 10:26:17 AM  
Until the laws change to allow the pension fund to be a source of damages, police brutality won't cease.
 
2020-06-02 10:29:27 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Too bad the judgment can't come from the police pension fund.


True that. They will just take out a loan that will be paid by our tax dollars with interest.
 
2020-06-02 10:33:10 AM  
They gonna bury his ear, too?
 
2020-06-02 10:33:27 AM  

Gooch: Until the laws change to allow the pension fund to be a source of damages, police brutality won't cease.


SO MUCH THIS
 
2020-06-02 10:47:49 AM  

Cdr.Murdock: The Pope of Manwich Village: Good. The Floyd family is also in line to receive $25MM - $50MM when the civil suit is decided. Also good. Too bad the judgment can't come from the police pension fund.

Many municipal and state pension funds are co mingled, so separating out the "police pension fund" monies is pretty much impossible.

So, it wouldn't really be fair to take money from teachers, garbage men, plow truck drivers, librarians, or anyone else not directly responsible to pay out a misconduct settlement for circumstances they had no control over, or were even present at.

People pay a portion of their earned money into those funds.  You take away their particular vehicle of retirement, they will just become wards of the state in later life.


Pretty sure they can sort by profession. Just sort for everyone employed by the police department, and deduct the total penalty as a percentage based on amount invested.
 
2020-06-02 10:57:15 AM  

Cdr.Murdock: The Pope of Manwich Village: Good. The Floyd family is also in line to receive $25MM - $50MM when the civil suit is decided. Also good. Too bad the judgment can't come from the police pension fund.

Many municipal and state pension funds are co mingled, so separating out the "police pension fund" monies is pretty much impossible.

So, it wouldn't really be fair to take money from teachers, garbage men, plow truck drivers, librarians, or anyone else not directly responsible to pay out a misconduct settlement for circumstances they had no control over, or were even present at.

People pay a portion of their earned money into those funds.  You take away their particular vehicle of retirement, they will just become wards of the state in later life.


30 minutes, Excel and a case of beer and I'd have it worked out.
 
2020-06-02 11:01:32 AM  
That's the first thing he's said or done that I can remember ever agreeing with.
 
2020-06-02 11:03:34 AM  
You mean he UD's the funeral.
 
2020-06-02 11:12:53 AM  

Subtonic: They didn't have the funeral yet? Damn, that is gonna be something to see.


Surprisingly, it will likely be peaceful.  Houston had a rough first night, but HPD seems to have gotten on the right side of history and are marching with the protestors.  The chief of police gave a speech asking to let the HPD give George Floyd's funeral a police escort like they would a cop fallen in the line of duty.
 
2020-06-02 11:15:15 AM  
I kept reading that as George Foreman's funeral and I about lost my shiat.


My complete, unopened, re-gifted line of George Foreman grills remains at M$RP for another day.


/RIP George Floyd
 
2020-06-02 11:18:50 AM  

NEDM: Subtonic: They didn't have the funeral yet? Damn, that is gonna be something to see.

Surprisingly, it will likely be peaceful.  Houston had a rough first night, but HPD seems to have gotten on the right side of history and are marching with the protestors.  The chief of police gave a speech asking to let the HPD give George Floyd's funeral a police escort like they would a cop fallen in the line of duty.


Well let's hope so. Cops in my town are at least doing it right as well, this was at the march yesterday.

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2020-06-02 11:19:59 AM  

NEDM: Subtonic: They didn't have the funeral yet? Damn, that is gonna be something to see.

Surprisingly, it will likely be peaceful.  Houston had a rough first night, but HPD seems to have gotten on the right side of history and are marching with the protestors.  The chief of police gave a speech asking to let the HPD give George Floyd's funeral a police escort like they would a cop fallen in the line of duty.


I'm only playing devil's advocate for the entertainment of it. But... Imagine being one of those 4 cops who raged out one too many times and seeing all of this happening. Then, just putting a peanut in the turd, an entire police force decides to give the person you killed a fallen officer memorial?

Kudos to HPD, but imagine what's going through dude's mind right now besides a bunch of angry prisoners.
 
2020-06-02 11:28:25 AM  

Cdr.Murdock: The Pope of Manwich Village: Cdr.Murdock: The Pope of Manwich Village: Good. The Floyd family is also in line to receive $25MM - $50MM when the civil suit is decided. Also good. Too bad the judgment can't come from the police pension fund.

Many municipal and state pension funds are co mingled, so separating out the "police pension fund" monies is pretty much impossible.

So, it wouldn't really be fair to take money from teachers, garbage men, plow truck drivers, librarians, or anyone else not directly responsible to pay out a misconduct settlement for circumstances they had no control over, or were even present at.

People pay a portion of their earned money into those funds.  You take away their particular vehicle of retirement, they will just become wards of the state in later life.

30 minutes, Excel and a case of beer and I'd have it worked out.

Managing a multi billion dollar pension fund isn't as easy as pumping out a prospectus at a Raymond James strip mall location for the local exterminator.

There's just a little more to it than that.  Sorry to blow up your bubble....


Even after seeing a protester receive third degree burns from a CS canister, that was still the sickest burn of 2020.
 
2020-06-02 11:46:30 AM  
Thanks champ.
 
2020-06-02 11:51:26 AM  

Cdr.Murdock: The Pope of Manwich Village: Cdr.Murdock: The Pope of Manwich Village: Good. The Floyd family is also in line to receive $25MM - $50MM when the civil suit is decided. Also good. Too bad the judgment can't come from the police pension fund.

Many municipal and state pension funds are co mingled, so separating out the "police pension fund" monies is pretty much impossible.

So, it wouldn't really be fair to take money from teachers, garbage men, plow truck drivers, librarians, or anyone else not directly responsible to pay out a misconduct settlement for circumstances they had no control over, or were even present at.

People pay a portion of their earned money into those funds.  You take away their particular vehicle of retirement, they will just become wards of the state in later life.

30 minutes, Excel and a case of beer and I'd have it worked out.

Managing a multi billion dollar pension fund isn't as easy as pumping out a prospectus at a Raymond James strip mall location for the local exterminator.

There's just a little more to it than that.  Sorry to blow up your bubble....


It's just dollars in, dollars out, with a few more zeroes at the end. No big deal. I've got my trusty Texas Instruments BAII. It's all good.
 
2020-06-02 12:28:34 PM  
What a great guy.  I'll forgive him for his boring fights and all the women he has abused over the years.
 
2020-06-02 12:35:19 PM  
Who's gonna show up and attempt to disrupt the funeral.. Proud boys?  Buggaloosers?  God Hates Fags?  SWAT?
 
2020-06-02 1:02:21 PM  
Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

I do not disagree with the sentiment or intentions but this is a PR stunt plain and simple. It didn't have to be announced. It's pseduophilanthropy when the donor wants everyone to know where it's coming from
 
2020-06-02 1:13:49 PM  

NEDM: Subtonic: They didn't have the funeral yet? Damn, that is gonna be something to see.

Surprisingly, it will likely be peaceful.


And a shameless, over-the-top example of agitprop performance art.
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2020-06-02 1:42:15 PM  

fark_the_herald_angel_sings: Who's gonna show up and attempt to disrupt the funeral.. Proud boys?  Buggaloosers?  God Hates Fags?  SWAT?


Answer: none, since they are all cowards and are hiding in their mommy's basements.
 
2020-06-02 2:02:13 PM  

berylman: Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

I do not disagree with the sentiment or intentions but this is a PR stunt plain and simple. It didn't have to be announced. It's pseduophilanthropy when the donor wants everyone to know where it's coming from


So, they invite ALL of Milwaukee, ask George's Fav band or group to play for fee, and hold a buffet afterwards. He's footing the bill for the attention... make sure he gets it.

/George would def enjoy it
 
2020-06-02 2:09:42 PM  

Mikeyworld: So, they invite ALL of Milwaukee, ask George's Fav band or group to play for fee, and hold a buffet afterwards. He's footing the bill for the attention... make sure he gets it.

/George would def enjoy it


Don't get me wrong. It's a big win-win for everyone. Floyd and the family. I just find it a little crass to announce promote it like an event
 
2020-06-02 2:14:43 PM  
Its the only thing he knocked out in the last decade or so.
 
2020-06-02 4:14:40 PM  

berylman: Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

I do not disagree with the sentiment or intentions but this is a PR stunt plain and simple. It didn't have to be announced. It's pseduophilanthropy when the donor wants everyone to know where it's coming from


I'm not sure i agree with the term "pseudophilanthropy" as long as the donation happens.

"motivated philanthropy"
"Crass philanthropy"
"Self-serving philanthropy"
"Promotional philanthropy"

It can clearly be PR whitewashing, but if they actually follow through it is still philanthropic.
 
2020-06-02 4:21:47 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Good. The Floyd family is also in line to receive $25MM - $50MM when the civil suit is decided. Also good. Too bad the judgment can't come from the police pension fund.


Wanna see how fast those 99% good cops clean out the 1% bad? Make them, instead of tax payers, pay for their mistakes.

Wanna see DA's bring up charges when the police break the law? Stop allowing police unions to donate to DA's election funds.
 
2020-06-02 5:15:00 PM  

Elegy: I'm glad someone told Floyd what was going on.

/cuz we know he didn't read about it in the paper
//seriously: good for Mayweather


Seriously, dude... cheap shot.

Just like to the cheap shots Mayweather used on the women he beat!

BOOM!
 
2020-06-02 5:21:44 PM  
Also in big gestures, UnitedHealth is offering to pay for college for Floyd's kids, committing $5mil and 25K volunteer hours into rebuilding local businesses, and another $5mil to the YMCA to help attack the root societal issues.
 
2020-06-02 10:49:39 PM  
You mean, the police union isn't trying to do good and they didn't offer to pick up the tab??  I'm SHOCKED!
 
2020-06-03 3:25:33 PM  

OptimisticCynicism: berylman: Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

I do not disagree with the sentiment or intentions but this is a PR stunt plain and simple. It didn't have to be announced. It's pseduophilanthropy when the donor wants everyone to know where it's coming from

I'm not sure i agree with the term "pseudophilanthropy" as long as the donation happens.

"motivated philanthropy"
"Crass philanthropy"
"Self-serving philanthropy"
"Promotional philanthropy"

It can clearly be PR whitewashing, but if they actually follow through it is still philanthropic.


"tax write off"
 
2020-06-03 4:18:20 PM  

Pinko_Commie: OptimisticCynicism: berylman: Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

I do not disagree with the sentiment or intentions but this is a PR stunt plain and simple. It didn't have to be announced. It's pseduophilanthropy when the donor wants everyone to know where it's coming from

I'm not sure i agree with the term "pseudophilanthropy" as long as the donation happens.

"motivated philanthropy"
"Crass philanthropy"
"Self-serving philanthropy"
"Promotional philanthropy"

It can clearly be PR whitewashing, but if they actually follow through it is still philanthropic.

"tax write off"


"good deed doers"

The Tin Man gets a heart.
Youtube WhGooHS5z_Y

/he never did give nothing
 
2020-06-03 11:58:33 PM  

Pinko_Commie: OptimisticCynicism: berylman: Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

I do not disagree with the sentiment or intentions but this is a PR stunt plain and simple. It didn't have to be announced. It's pseduophilanthropy when the donor wants everyone to know where it's coming from

I'm not sure i agree with the term "pseudophilanthropy" as long as the donation happens.

"motivated philanthropy"
"Crass philanthropy"
"Self-serving philanthropy"
"Promotional philanthropy"

It can clearly be PR whitewashing, but if they actually follow through it is still philanthropic.

"tax write off"


That is exactly why I want charitable deductions removed. That or make it refundable ( and above the line) and put a really low cap on the deduction.
 
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