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#21 Ghostrider

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 05:48 PM

Personally, I'm still more than a little p*ss*d that she was appointed rather than elected.... :cry:

 

Yeah, there's that too.

 

Although that also applies to all who appointed her. Every one of them only hold 'office' as a result of mutual back scratching sessions and/or brown nosing.

 

Hell of a way to run an 'public' organisation, especially an allegedly 'charitable' one.



#22 Suffererof1crankymofo

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

Is this for real? This is how the SCT describes one of the latest trustees they've appointed to freck up our money.

 

 

She is a highly accomplished professional with a vast array of experience leading national and international organisations, teams and operations.  Most recently, she was Directing Intelligence Operations for US Special Forces on the Continent of Africa.

 

https://www.shetland...wo-new-trustees

 

Two things, if true, WTF are we doing with an ex U.S. spook dabbling among our cash....

 

Secondly, isn't there some sort of State Secrets legislation someplace that stops retired spies bragging about it. Maybe someone should let Trump know before Putin makes Google his friend.


Google is your friend!  Gawd, they haven't half put some spin on it.  Let's minus the spin, shall I?  30 years in the US army, a cyber management consultancy business less than a year old, refers to living in "The Shetlands" on one website, being American and can't pronounce their house name, and "more recently" working in a local shop.  That's without Jake's help.  For someone allegedly familiar with the ins and outs of the internet, I would have thought they would have perhaps locked down their personal info a tad more.

So, has she been appointed so she can hack into Sustainable Shetland's membership database or persuade us how marvellous the SCT is?  Time will tell.



#23 PJS1979

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:56 PM

Everything about the Charitable trust seems dodgy !

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:16 PM

300+ million in the bank , no family in shetland should be hungry no family in shetland should worry about turning the heating on , sitting on nest eggs at some point they should be allowed to hatch
As the the the new special agent from the USA I've no family connection but she is a superb person with a strong track record lets hope she can shake up the establishment

#25 paulb

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:40 PM

what does a yank know about shetland. experience of intelligence is not require for the charity trust.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:41 PM

If she was likely to "shake things up" then, she would not have been "chosen".



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:01 PM

Is she actually a yank? That’s not how I read the news release. Plenty of Scots and a few Shetlanders have worked with the US government and military over the last few decades. We git aboot.

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

As the the the new special agent from the USA I've no family connection but she is a superb person with a strong track record lets hope she can shake up the establishment

 

More likely she's being used by the bunch of superficial numpties who appointed her in an attempt to enhance the inclusiveness and diversity image of the board of trustees.

 

There's more work been done on PR and image at the SCT in the last few years than in its entire history. I guess that PR 'company' they appointed wants to keep on getting their £14k on a regular basis....

 

Any single individual who thinks they can shake up that viper's den is only heading in one of two directions, on the road to Coventry, or being un-appointed.

 

Only the public en masse setting about them will breach that ivory tower.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:10 PM

Is she actually a yank? That’s not how I read the news release. Plenty of Scots and a few Shetlanders have worked with the US government and military over the last few decades. We git aboot.

 

Her mother was born and brought up in Bigton.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:44 PM

I have no connection to, or have anything in the slightest against her as a person either. I do have a very great deal against the SCT and how its trustees operate, and who some of the existing ones before this appointment were though, and what some of them percieve this appointment could bring to the table for them and the trust in terms of career and life skils. They're bad enough as they are before you add military intelligence skills in to the mix, and what in hell are they plotting that they believe such skills to be beneficial to them and the organisation

 

This is a group of people put together to oversee the investment of a fund so as to achieve best returns, to decide upon and oversee the distribution of fund monies for the benefit of the disadvantaged within Shetland, and to provide facilities and services to benefit all Shetlanders, which aren't feasible with other available funding sources, nothing more nothing less.

 

The vast majority of people who were trustees prior to these latest appointments, even if they were all 'nice people', bring life and career skills and experience that its very difficult to see how they are relevant to the desirable skills for the role, this just takes it a step further. What exactly do the trustees perceive themselves, and the role they fill to be, and what are they trying to turn themselves and the role they fill in to?



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:40 PM

The Charitable Trust investments are doing well so will the Xmas bonus be reinstated!   :rofl:


Edited by Urabug, 12 September 2018 - 06:40 PM.


#32 Ghostrider

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:48 PM

^ When, in the year 2525?


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#33 Colin

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:15 PM

If man is still alive...