I wonder if the growing trend to copy and paste long--- and I mean LONG--- articles from newspapers and other publications about all sorts of things from Obama to the Afghan war to Multiculturalism is getting a bit out of hand.* I'm not suggesting that the topics of discussion should be limited or that any particular viewpoint should be disallowed.* Only that the size of a copy-paste should be limited.* If for no other reason than they collectively take up chunks of server space that could be better used for personal posts either on OTDE subjects or boating subjects.
Perhaps a better approach would be to BRIEFLY describe or summarize the printed excerpt or article--- or include a few SHORT summary sections from it--- and then post the link to the article or report so that anyone who wants to read it verbatim can easily find it.
I have no issue with people writing long posts--- I'm as guilty as anyone of this if not the most guilty--- but simply copying and pasting great long articles or columns from publications does not seem the same thing to me.
The Ancient One speaks a great truth.* I don't write for short attention spans.* My writing at work is aimed at airline CEOs and such.* My books are aiimed at people with a genuine interest in the subjects.* It's too hard to shift gears for the See-Spot-Run crowd so I don't. Better you skip my posts than get bogged down by them.