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February 17, 2006

H&I Fires 17 Feb 06

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"Teach, your children well"... and why do 1/5th of Dems vote for people who *hate, detest, and fear* the Second Amendment? H/t, Alphecca

Take a look at Scottish Tanker Hooligan's take on the QuailGate. H/t, Cowboy Blob, who notes a potential Gunbrogger!

While I have no real intention to carry - if this passes (and the de rigeur veto is over-ridden) I *will* get the permit. Just because. H/t, Say Uncle.

Harvey gets in a supportive snark.

Huntress points out a story about *real* milbloggers, not the pale imitations that inhabit this space.

Over at INDC Journal - the Birdshot Conspiracy!

Lex has a teenager-induced bout of ADD.

The UN still wants to control your servers...

CDR Salamander notes the disturbing precedent set in Norway. Will the Pope get to go do this when next some Norwegian disses the Church?

The Jawa Report has the Iraqi Prisoner Abuse pictures the MSM won't show you. I understand they aren't news, in a sense. But how can you show the ones the MSM shows, and not show these, and yet say you aren't shaping perceptions?

Chinese Police Gun Pr0n (along with a prissy commenter). H/t, Tammy B.

Speaking of Gun Pr0n - Carnival of Cordite #48 is up!

Jane's Law: "The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane." She elaborates here.

In a post that relates to my admonition to LEOs that most gun owners are ON THEIR SIDE, Say Uncle points to behavior that indicates some LEOs don't agree.

Note to Kansas Legislature - there are *too* non-military purposes you can put Armored Vehicles to...

Caption Contest at Cassies! -The Armorer


Hmmm - This would be fun to plug into my computer at work! H/T to Appalachian GunTrash.
-The Adjutant


Grim of Grim's Hall on fast-draw pistol shooting and the holsters that go with it. -Ry

I think this is a great piece to read about lessons of counter-insurgency. -Kat


Whoa! Castle Contrarian Alan is a closet capitalist!

The CRTC said yesterday that Canadian telephone customers have been overbilled to the tune of $652.7-million over the past few years, but the money will not be going back to them. The federal regulator ruled instead that telecommunications companies such as Bell Canada and Telus Corp. should use most of the money -- equivalent to about $50 a customer -- to expand offerings in underserved markets, primarily rural and remote communities.
I want my fifty bucks, please. MY fifty bucks.

He's also got a pic of a lovely young lady wearing a fleatrap. -- BillT


*A term of art from the artillery. Harassment and Interdiction Fires.

Back in the day, when you could just kill people and break things without a note from a lawyer, they were pre-planned, but to the enemy, random, fires at known gathering points, road junctions, Main Supply Routes, assembly areas, etc - to keep the bad guy nervous that the world around him might start exploding at any minute.

Not really relevant to today's operating environment, right? But, it *is*

The UAVs we fly over Afghanistan and Pakistan looking for targets of opportunity are a form of H&I fires, if you really want to parse it finely. We just have better sensors and fire control now.

I call the post that because it's random things posted by me and people I've given posting privileges to that particular topic. It's also an open trackback, so if (Don Surber uses it this way a lot) someone has a post they're proud of, but it really isn't either Castle kind of stuff, or topical to a particular post, I've basically given blanket permission to use that post for that purpose. Another term of art that might be appropriate is "Free Fire Zone".