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July 26, 2006

H&I Fires July 26, 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...


Break out the 'ritamatic.... the boss and his lady are away! WOOT!

Since he's on a ship salvage mission, let's start off with the US Coast Guard gittin' sum up in Alaska. Way to go, Coasties! ~AFSis


As if we needed any more encouragement to run amok 'round here (see comments in the post below): It's the blog birthday of Fuzzilicious Thinking! Be warned, link includes lots of navel gazing and self-aggrandizement. ;) - FbL

This is REALLY good news! The Ohio Supreme Court voted UNANIMOUSLY to reverse an eminent domain case, siding with the homeowners. The court ruled that economic factors may be considered in such cases, but should not be considered the ONLY factor. Look for more states to follow suit, I hope! ~AFSis

*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 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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