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March 16, 2006

H&I Fires* 16 Mar 06

Open post for those with something to share, updated through the day. New, complete posts come in below this one. Note: If trackbacking, please acknowledge this post in your post. That's only polite. You're advertising here, we should get an ad at your place...

Ah, living in Kansas. Where the State Board of Education is *always* available to provide entertainment - regardless of the value of their efforts.

My prostate ought to be doing just fine, then. Reference the article headline, I submit if you are eating the *right* peppers, both ends of the donut get scorched. Of course, two years from now, we'll find out that all those nice peppers cause colon cancer. You know men - we'll choose a colostomy over removal of our prostate. If you don't understand why... um, well, never mind. The real question is - will Donnie snark me back, now?

According to Donnie - even Kos is having a blog slowdown... and his book is only worth reading while in the bookstore.

Alan of GenX@40 views Google's impending absorption of Canada with equanimity... and notes their plans for further conquest. Having surrendered to the Red Horde, they're after the Red Planet (it really is a kewl link).

Down at Mostly Cajun, our tanker is tired of watching the welfare program at work (and this would be the *reformed* one), and, living in the aftermath of Katrina, is perhaps a bit tired of how the reconstruction is being handled... Just a bit.

Our favorite Creature of the Night discovers she's more Calvin than Hobbes, which is odd for a Were-kitten... Heh - I'm more Hobbes than the kitten. 40/60.

Some people will go to great extremes to not have to fulfill their duties as Adjutant. Have a good time anyway. But that was low, pulling your parents into it! Just a reminder - you can only use this excuse *once*.

Hey guys - forget the rest of her post - catch that last link - Chocolate! Dude, while she's there, yer gonna score! 8©) Um, despite the oinkishness of this entry, I *didn't* mean Cassie in the "while she's there" comment. You'll have to provide your own "she". Or she if that's yer inclination.

Heh. I'm finally scooping Matty on some stuff... but nobody knows... waaaaah! Ya coulda read 'em here first! Like, a week ago! Don't whiny bloggers suck? I hate 'em!

I'm with the 'Phibian - thank heavens the only video of me in my teens is a poor quality video cap of a grainy movie of me winning the state wrestling championship. I shudder to think what I might have said on camera back then. What got quoted in the newspapers is bad enough.

The Heartless Libertarian is pondering his choices for Buy A Gun day (April 15th). I approve of where his taste is leading him - but scratch my head bemusedly on why he hasn't jumped on those 1911's. Mine hits everything I ever pointed it at. If those were available in my area, SWWBO would be dealing with a serious attack of Whiny Armorer!

I know where I stand in Echo9er's reading list... sniff, sniff. (that has to be taken in context of my whine above).

This just in! Lex *still* isn't impressed with the F-14. And I'm glad, because dang he sure writes purty.

The Bubblehead on "How *not* to cut the Defense Budget." -The Armorer
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Hmmm. Captured Iraqi documents have been released to the public.
http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm

Could be interesting. Could be nothing.--ry
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Shakes head bemusedly. Heh. I can't imagine the life, much less the chutzpah of this chappy. Not that I'm in any danger of it. The kind of woman I find attractive prolly isn't going to put up with this arrangement. I know the one I married wouldn't! (And no, I don't have to ask, either - nor have I!) -The Armorer

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*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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