I have a comment about the comment for your ‘retiree’: He got his biology wrong. Toads are not slimy and do not turn into princess. Only frogs are slimy and Hofmeister has that personality trait in abundance.
I also have another observation for your readers about ‘Mr. Toad’:
With regard to your comments/observations about John Hofmeister: It is almost a certainty that Mr. Hofmeister (the alleged ‘pompous toad’) has initimate knowledge of Shell USA’s (alleged) espionage plan that targeted their former employee’s IP and WMD technologies classified by the US Dept.’s of Defense and Energy, as well as current legal liabilities in that regard. Mr.Hofmeister’s term at Shell (1997 -2008) puts him at Shell during the time of Shell’s concerted effort to gain access to the classified material. It is also very possible that he was intimately involved in the decision/authorization process that led Shell to proceed ahead with, and/or continue with, that (alleged) illegal effort (if he was not directly responsible for any of the decisions or authorizations himself).
So, Mr.Hofmiester’s (the alleged ‘pompous toad’) conduct as a senior level Shell manager may not only have been devious, but very criminal as well. Somebody at Shell was responsible for the decision/authorization process, and only senior level Shell USA management had that authority. Time will tell what his involvement may have been. Who knows, Mr. Hofmeister may be a very willing accessory to a conspiracy to commit espionage. Something to think about.
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