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March 01, 2006

H&I* Fires 1 Mar 06

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The Canadians are settling in in the 'Stan.

Dark, dark days indeed for the MSM. They just can't get a war they want, and have to live with the one they hate.

Alphecca with the Weekly Check on the Bias against guns in the media (and elsewhere).

In my case, I suspect it would depend on what was on the training schedule... this is why I had a mean XO.

If yer into tiny bullets with rimfire ignition... Mr. Completely has the Rimfire Roundup for your perusal.

Whoa! The Lord of the Dungeon arouses from his slumber! Whew! Made my saving throw! -The Armorer

Dave at Red Georgia Clay takes a look at a few old Colts With Pictures! Bonus Picture? A Blakeslee Quickloader!
- BloodSpite

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Heh. News item:

*Non-Religious Turmoil Escalates *

15,000 atheists in London rioted after a blank sheet of paper was found
on a cartoonist's desk.

And, well, d-uh!

Starship Troopers
You belong in Starship Troopers. Your idea of a good time is bouncing across an alien battlefield blasting the foes of humanity into extinction.


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H/t, Gunner, who is also Starship Troopers.

Since his trackback is goofed - here is the link The Counter Revolutionary would like you to visit. -The Armorer

*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".

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