Editress: Ginger Strivelli The APA has been planning our annual Costumed Brunch on Samhain, on the yahoogroup, and it looks like we will be having it as usual this year. We are looking forward to it. Of course also on the yahoogroup the chat as wandered onto the topic of politics often with the season of choice upon us again this year. Passions run high....but for the most part we all debate like mature civil people and for that I must pat us on the back. However we did have a person 'pick up their toys and huff off' rolling eyes and we had others name call some others rather ugly and unfair names and we had people balk at us discussing Politics at all and point out to us that there were political lists and they wanted us to stay on Paganism topic on the APA list...however...for those people's info and ours I'll restate the APA yahoogroups decription: Welcome to the Appalachian Pagan Alliance, (PLEASE NOTE WE ARE A RELIGIOUS GROUP of Witches, and other Pagan traditions. Also please note we are a Politically active group!) by joining you are welcomed as a member...we have a open door membership policy...HOWEVER that door remains open, and disruptive persons will be asked to leave out it, as easily as they were welcomed through it. First Law: "prime directive- Thou shall not bite thy tongue." (Debate at will, but DO NOT Threaten/attack/disrespect the other members!) Heated debates are common...infighting will not be allowed. Second law: "air your own dirty laundry if you wish, but do not air others." Third law: "Freedom of information act. But that does not apply to personal/private disclosures." (NO FORWARDING OF OUR POSTS WITHOUT PERMISSION!) Fourth law: "Nothing is off topic for a family chatting around the breakfast table everyday. It keeps us in touch, it keeps us connected it bonds us...even if we are just talking about the weather, or the price of tea in china, we are talking, and that is what is important."