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June 14, 2006

H&I* Fires 14 JUN 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...

Matt of Blackfive calls us to the colors.

SSG David Bellavia - someone you should know.

Happy Birthday to the Flag and to the Infantry, too. -The Armorer


Reminding everyone to take their ulcer and heart medications by pointing toward Iran with stories of China(PRC) helping Iran with WMD programs and of what the world is trying to do to stop an Iranian bomb. I keep a bottle of chewable, fruit flavored, Tums near my home 'puter for a reason.

Now for something whacky. Being shot by a giant crossbow into high altitudes? I'll wait for Lex and John to decide who's tougher before trying this myself. -ry


How do you break the spine out of an old Soviet Tin Can? LEX - 74 - SMASH Avert thine eyes... or gawk at it in a vicarious glee.

And for all of our Law Enforcement friends out there, there's an A.P.B. out for THIS miscreant. - BOQ


One of my old gun platoon buds bought one of those shiny red chick magnets to assuage his mid-life crisis. The car ran fine, but he had a minor problem with that technology thang and brought it back to the dealer. I'll let him continue:

So, I found the salesman who sold me the car and admitted that I couldn't figure out how the radio worked. He told me that the radio was voice activated. "Watch this," he said. "Nelson!"

The radio replied, "Ricky or Willie?"

"Willie!" he answered, and "On The Road Again" came floating from the speakers.

I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I'd say "Beethoven," "Haydn," or "Bach," I'd get beautiful classical music, and if I said "Beatles" I'd get one of their awesome songs.

Well, yesterday , a couple ran a red light and nearly creamed my new car and I nearly wound up in a ditch trying to avoid them. I flipped them off and yelled "A$$HATS!"

The French National Anthem began to play, sung by Jane Fonda and Michael Moore, backed by John Kerry on guitar, Al Gore on drums, Bill Clinton on sax and Ted Kennedy on booze.

I love this car...

H/t to Copperhead 31 (hey, gimme a lift in it and that'll wipe the IOU for the one I gave *you* out of that rice paddy...) -- cw4(ret)billt


I think I got out of teaching at the right time. Btw, can you hear it? - FbL


Colonel William Bernhard - someone you should know. Meet him here, at the Heartless Libertarian. -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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