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March 30, 2006

H&I Fires 30 Mar 2006

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...

Salamander has your must read (and must share!) for the day. Hopefully Taheri is right in his final evaluation, but oh what a price we continue to pay for mistakes of the past...

On a lighter note: Priceless [Worksafe for 99.99%]

And on a feather-weight note: I haven't had enough trackbacks lately. So, go read all about FbL - Fuzzybear Lioness

Dang it!
We all get chastised by The Armorer about not keeping house....and FbL trumps me AGAIN! Yeah. I'm grumpy. Regulatory agency audits tend to do that to me. But I gotta tell you.... last night I was working from home and watching Conan O'Brien. He started off the show with Ray Romano, and then brought out the sex-talking grandma. Oh good heavens... Sue Johanson would make a sailor blush, judging by the way Ray and Conan purpled up!
*we now return you to your normal viewing pleasure, since I've got to get to work* ~Were-Kitten (since, as you all know, AFSis is *much* too proper to get a kick out of the toys Sue showed on Conan's show last night!)


My my! Here I am all ready to set up the H&I and it's done! Something good has come from this trip! I can go to bed early! Whee!

And Jill Carroll is free. Good. Wonder if last week's raid had any influence on the decision to let her go? -The Armorer


Hello everyone - Just want to share with you a little greeting, to all the good folks of Takoma Park, Md. - Phthththth! ;> - BOQ


The NYT does it again - FbL


Maybe I should have taken those helicopter flying lessons from Bill, so I could fly this one!
H/T to GunTrash

Since not everybody follows the trackbacks - I'm pulling the link up here. Based on the recent events with Rob's blog - Yankee Sailor has updated the Milblogger ROE - something all you uniformed types should read. That said - if you blog and have a job, *most* of what Yankee Sailor says is a 'Best Practices for Safe Blogging' that you should consider as you go about your business.
Okay, this is funny----a machine that will indicate whether you're annoying or boring? I'm sure I'd break it if anyone brought it into a room I was in for more than 10 minutes. I am just that annoying.

*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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