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  1. i hope the intelligent people reading this post have a good memory of history ....the tories will take your oil...your ..fish ..your sheep ...and any other good earner and give you a lump of rock to live off ...hark back to hellish Scottish lairds and greedy ministers ...the tory backers must be rubbing their hands at the thought of the riches they are going to rob us off.....we will be left with turdy dellings and kale yards an wilks from the ebb ...we already have a bunch of council members waiting in the side lines and their nepotist followers hoping we can be conned ...rant over but decide for yourselves if this is not a good scenario 

  2. unfortunatly most of the media is controlled by Westmonster and therefor they must obey the masters on what they put out ...fortunatly Scotland has a different legal system so anyone with a modicum of wit can ignore the would be controllers ...i pray Scotland can be independant shortly then we can function as a fair and careing society not controlled by the higher English elite who are still in the 18th centuary and think we are a part of the empire 

  3. If you muddy the waters enough it gets neigh impossible to sort truth from fiction ...that is what the right honourable (now that is a twist on language ) is doing ...if he was an honourable person not grubbing to stay as long as he can bleed the money from the job he woud fall on his sword ..but as he is a person of questionable trust he will contrive to hang on in the hope memories are short (not in the case of the people he decieved )

  4. R E T ..or road equivelent tarrif ...the cost per mile to transport by road ..the last time i worked it out it would cost us in Shetland almost double what we pay already on the Northlink Ferries the only ones who may gain is the inter island ferries (if the S I C DOES NOT HAVE A GET OUT CLAUSE ) correct me if i am wrong 

  5. hi up till recently i've been playing on casino type sites for a few years suddenly i'm now getting  a warning

    "viper component has stopped working and will close program" 

    so has any-one any idea whats happened  

    only using about 10% of memory and it's on windows 8.1 

  6. hi up till recently i've been playing on casino type sites for a few years suddenly i'm now getting  a warning

    "viper component has stopped working and will close program" 

    so has any-one any idea whats happened  

    only using about 10% of memory and it's on windows 8.1 

  7. john here ....i remember one trip in particular on the old ninian returning from a long trip in the merchant navy when you could walk on the bulkheads when she rolled ..a good friend of mine and i spent most of the night walking around what was then the second class accomadation we got home none the worse for wear i am afraid i have no respect for someone who has only run a cross river ferry taking on a north atlantic ferry they are only out for profit and any excuse to reduce speed or tie up earns them another thousand or so .....brak oot da galley an git some o wir aald salts ta mak dem tink 

  8. any-one else having problems logging on tp bt for their emails getting error code 500 and it doesn't reconise password

    reached a catch 22 with bt they want my account no.  don't get paper bills and can't get into email to get old receipt so they can't/wont help


  9. has anyone costed the policing of fly tipping in a vast remote area like Shetland or the cost of installing cameras to watch for this methinks not he council come up with hair brained schemes to confuse the issue and cover their tracks cost cutting is not just about money but the best use of the money available and the planning to use it ....goodnigh from john


    The SIC is keen for community councils to take over some functions. I believe Walls and Sandness run public toilets and now the SIC are considering getting community councils to look after graveyard grass cutting.


    Well, it may be showing willing, but the bottom line is its a transference of responsibility, not power, and only a very small one at that. Some might question whether the motivation behind it is a desire to devolve or simply a deck chair shuffling on the Titanic exercise to help make SIC budgets balance more easily by unloading bits and pieces on to others. One which risks becoming a double edged sword for them, unless the transference of responsibility is also matched by an appropriate increase in funding to cover the additional responsibility.


    The core problem issues I see with CCs is that regardless how much they sit and debate a subject, or who they make recommendations to elsewhere within Government at any level, nobody is obliged to take the slightest bit of notice of one word they say, unless they want to. Nor do they have the ability or means to undertake anything of much note to benefit their local area entirely on their own. Making them nursemaid for a few additional minor local services which already exist and function reasonably well isn't really going to change much.


    this is called passing the buck

  11. I do not know the legal position as it stands now but unadopted roads were roads leading off from the main highways whether thy be classified A B or otherwise .in other words private roads   ...at one time if there were two or more registered dwellings at the point where it joined the main highway the council would consider taking over that road ....the grants paid by community council were to maintain these roads for the good of the occupier 

  12. What i find annoying people outwith Shetland and have no concept of rural outlying areas spout opinions just to be noticed put them as far west in a remote area and let them spend a winter like 1947 and then ask them their opinion after living off rabbits and shellfish and if lucky reestid mutton ...tatties and point comes to mind  JOHN remembers the 47 snow 

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