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    Anselm Lingnau Sept. 19, 2001, 12:55 a.m. (Message 27434)

    This is in answer to several people who have written in privately, and 
    it also happens to be my own opinion:
    
    Please remember that Strathspey is a list for the discussion of Scottish
    dancing as opposed to current political affairs. I am as appalled by the
    events of last week as the next person, and I have so far refrained from
    throwing the rule book at those people who used Strathspey to help them
    cope during the last few days. Indeed I was happy to find out that no
    Strathspey subscribers seem to have been hurt either personally or by
    having relatives, friends and so on injured or killed.
    
    However, I wasn't particularly happy to see the original `Afghan
    opinion' article on the list (even though I quite agree with the gist of
    it), and the ensuing discussion is, in my opinion, completely irrelevant
    to Scottish dancing as such and therefore has no place on this list.
    This list does have a policy statement of what is appropriate (check
    http://www.strathspey.org/mailinglist), and I would like to ask all
    subscribers to adhere to this. I would hate to have to moderate every
    single posting to let only the topical ones through, which would be a
    major bother and a waste of time, but if people persist in trying to
    turn this list into a discussion forum for US politics (and not for the
    first time, either) that is exactly what is going happen, sooner or
    later.
    
    Remember, there are lots of places on the Internet where people can air
    their political views, but there is only one Strathspey list. Please
    help keep it that way.
    
    Anselm
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    SMiskoe Sept. 19, 2001, 3:57 a.m. (Message 27440, in reply to message 27434)

    Anselm is correct.  After a couple of days of discussion we need to move back 
    to the dancing.  But I am touched at how everyone wrote so kindly of us 
    Americans.
    Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA
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    Ken and Andreena Broadley Sept. 19, 2001, 7:56 a.m. (Message 27442, in reply to message 27434)

    Anslem
    
    I whole heartedly agree with you.  It is very disappointing to see political
    issues on Strathspey.
    I feel like everyone else that this has been an horrific tragedy with
    terrible consequences, but this is
    not the place to air one's political views.
    
    Andreena

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