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    Anselm Lingnau Sept. 24, 2001, 5:49 p.m. (Message 27491) writes:
    > Such events are indeed important to SCD, and no doubt several dances 
    > will come out of it. As to the war at hand, I can only look to previous wars 
    > such as WWII to say that the survival of freedom, including the freedom to 
    > practice Scottish Country Dancing, depends entirely on winning the war. 
    > Therefore the letter I sent, largely about things individuals can do to 
    > assist, is highly relevant.
    Now *this* is a very long shot IMHO. Really. The fact that computers
    have a Delete key does not give anyone the license to post whatever
    tickles their fancy. I have explained this to you on and off the list
    several times already and I'm not going to waste any more time doing
    this again.
    As far as I'm concerned this takes the cake -- I'm fed up with this and
    won't have any more of it on this list. How much more time am I supposed
    to spend reminding people of what this list is supposed to be about, on
    this list and in private mail, to try and ensure that postings are kept
    confined to what is the expressed purpose of the list, namely
      The Strathspey mailing list is a forum for the discussion of all aspects
      of Scottish country dancing, e.g., dance descriptions, dancing
      technique, the history of dances and dancing, learning or teaching how
      to dance, dance music, ... We also welcome descriptions of new dances,
      announcements of events like courses or balls, or anything related to
      Scottish country dancing that the subscribers might find interesting.
    ??? Quite a few people have written to me expressing their displeasure
    at the newest round of non-SCD postings, and it is with the utmost
    regret that I hereby proclaim the following:
      Anybody (and I mean ANYBODY) who now or until further notice utters as
      much as a `peep' on this list concerning the topic at hand -- the WTC 
      attacks, proposed military and/or individual countermeasures, how to
      handle terrorism in general, whether to bomb Afghanistan back to the
      stone age, and so on) in a posting that does not at the same time
      contain LOTS of closely-related SCD content will be kicked off the
      list for a month at the (dis)pleasure of the list maintainer.
    Please take your political debates elsewhere -- there are lots of places
    that will be more than happy to take them, or you can use Yahoo! Groups
    or whatever other similar outfit you like to create your own mailing
    list, but please leave Strathspey out of it and let us go back to
    discussing Scottish dancing.
    I don't know what else I can do to instill some sense in the
    proceedings, and anyway `massive retaliation' seems to be the order of
    the day. Of course I would greatly appreciate not having to take action
    as outlined above but everybody rest assured that I *will* do so should
    the need arise.
    Anselm (annoyed)
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    RuddBaron Sept. 24, 2001, 6 p.m. (Message 27492, in reply to message 27491)

    You don't want me to mention the WORLD TRADE CENTER attack? You don't think 
    the events at hand, including the WORLD TRADE CENTER attack, have any 
    relevance to SCD? You'll kick me off the list for a month if I mention the 
    WORLD TRADE CENTER again? Oh my oh my. As General McCullough of the 101st 
    said at Bastogne to you Germans, "NUTS!"
    Slàinte mhath, h-uile latha, na chì 'snach fhaic. Slàinte mhòr.
    An Ridir Radtherfòrd Beurach MacIain, MacSiamas
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    Freeman/Pavey Sept. 24, 2001, 6:55 p.m. (Message 27493, in reply to message 27491)

    Anselm Lingnau wrote:
    > As far as I'm concerned this takes the cake -- I'm fed up with this and
    > won't have any more of it on this list.
    It's your list, Anselm. Set up the filters and end your upset. You've 
    given your warning. If someone ceases to participate in the Strathspey 
    List it is because they have lost interest in the List, or they got 
    zapped, who's to know which?
    Cole Pavey
    Mablerly, Ontario, Canada
    PS: Apologies for reviving this problem with my Afghan listing. I 
    thought it was a good idea, but it wasn't.
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    Priscilla M. Burrage Sept. 25, 2001, 2:36 a.m. (Message 27497, in reply to message 27491)

    Thank you, Anselm
    Priscilla Burrage       Vermont US

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