The aim is to guide users on how to avoid being liable for copyright, and the rules are in response to a period where there was widespread copying and pasting of content.It doesn't matter. What matters is the BigFooty terms of service and what Chief has decided are the rules of this forum.
If Chief is happy for Lockhart Road to essentially reproduce an entire article with his editorial commentary throughout then it can stand, but as it is, after closer inspection, it appears to be in breach of the rules.
Lockhart Road I would suggest getting the green light from an admin before reposting, otherwise I'll have the post removed until an admin gives approval - the content won't be deleted this time.
It was only a post.It just goes to prove, yet again, a rule I have followed all my life: If you don’t speak up for yourself, don’t expect anyone else to do it for you; if you sit still and allow yourself to be shat upon from great heights, you deserve to go through this world recognised as a tiny pile of s**t.
“What’s that tiny pile of s**t over there, Ford?”
“It’s a sad story mate. It’s Lockhart Road. He’s inside there somewhere.”
“Didn’t he used to post awhile back, about China? What happened to him?”
“Well, one day he broke a rule when posting - ”
“No! But he was always such a perfectionist.”
“Yeah. He was. Pain in the rectum, he was. He created the perfect s**t storm one day ... and there he is.”
“How long will he stay there ... under that pile of s**t?”
“That’s up to the Chief.”
“Chief? Chief got involved?”
(sigh) “Oh yes. Chief got involved. And that’s the issue.”
“Issue? Chief sentenced Lockhart Road to spend the rest of his natural life under a pile of s**t?”
(Ford nodding sadly) “Yep. Chief’s like that I’m afraid. He’s a perfectionist, too.”
“Yep. Chief says that is the most perfect pile of s**t he has ever dropped on any poster ever in the history of Big Footy. He says that pile is going to stay there ... a monument to his perfectionism as a back passage bombardier. Nobody dares to touch it.”
“But what about Lockhart Road? How does he feel about all this?”
“Oh he’s just fine. Edge a little closer, you’ll hear him in there, complaining his arse off. Go on, put your ear down close to the pile. Tell me what you hear.”
(Bending down) “Er, there’s a constant mumbling. A muttering, more like.”
“Can you make it out?”
“Er, I think so ... ‘two hours’ that’s what he’s saying ... ‘two effing hours’ ... ‘and I still can’t get this piece of crap iPad to behave itself ... where’s my bloody typewriter? Somebody find my typewriter!!’
“You’re right, Ford. He’s happy in there.”
“Let’s leave him be.”
Muttering from inside the pile, fading in the distance: ‘Effing techno bloody nology ... ... ...’
To me Chief it was much more than only a post.It was only a post.
You can look it like that...or see Australia as the city on the hill that shows the world that there can be a third way of tolerance and acceptance, where the best of both systems coexists in harmony. And Port Adelaide can be the torch bearers lighting the way.Deja vu all over again ... fifty years later ... god I hope not
Last night I watched the first half of episode eight, season one, of ‘The Vietnam War’ on Netflix. It’s the latest in the Burns series of historic documentary series and, like the others, this one is as authentic as I’ve watched.
I listened again to the recorded words and twisted logic of Robert McNamara, Lyndon Johnson and Nixon, saw again the evidence of what that twisted logic produced whilst those individuals were in power, and was back there, fifty years ago, in South Vietnam (November 1968 to end July 1969).
This morning I see published this Fairfax interview with Steve Bannon - who I can visualise sittng comfortably in the Oval Office with Nixon, LBJ and McNamara - a (very) few sentences of which I reproduce below:
‘Australia, you didn't know it, but you've been at the very forefront of Donald Trump's project.
"I think Australia is in a fight for the ages" that will decide whether the nations of the West can keep their sovereignty against Chinese intrusion, says Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon ... ...
"Australia is at the forefront of the geopolitical contest of our time," he tells me in his first interview with an Australian media outlet. He goes so far as to say that "what's playing out in Australia is more important than what's happening in the US and other places".
“If we continue on this path we're down, China will control all of the countries of South East Asia and they will control Australia," argues Bannon ... ...
He says that China's advances in Australia persuaded him that the US had to act to defend itself against Beijing's economic advances. ... ...
... ... “Because of Australia's example, it will not happen here in the US," says Bannon. "It will not be allowed to happen. People are woke (sic).”
"You ... are the San Andreas fault between China and the West. These are the two great systems that have built up over 2000 years. You are the representative of Athens and the democratic Western tradition, and China is a Confucian totalitarian system.”
‘And, while Bannon thinks of Australia as having fallen heavily under China's influence, he says Australia can recover because it has "the only people who can match the common sense, grit and determination year after year of the US.”
‘... ... “Australia (is) the civilisational front line against a Chinese Communist Party quest for dominance.’”
.... ..... .....
No no no. Not again, I try to tell myself.
We are not up against our great mates America again.
It’s not the Domino Theory all over again, is it?
Tell me it isn’t so.
Our Club’s quest to promote sports dilomacy in China may well be doomed.
Indeed Bannon is crazy, imbued with his own warped sense of artificial power and rabidly anti-communist just like McNamara et al, including Bob Menzies and Harold All The Way With LBJ Holt half a century in the past.You can look it like that...or see Australia as the city on the hill that shows the world that there can be a third way of tolerance and acceptance, where the best of both systems coexists in harmony. And Port Adelaide can be the torch bearers lighting the way.
Besides, Bannon is an Alex Jones level crazy. No one listens to him.
Trump's voting base is complex. The key info is that Bannon is no longer in the White House. The "Alternative Right" has lost most of its influence on the Trump Administration. They are still playing, but they are not as relevant as one might be lead to believe.Except for more than enough of the US electorate less than two years ago.