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August 24, 2006

H&I* Fires 24 Aug 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...

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My whole universe shifted... Pluto's not a planet? Dangit, there goes some of the books on the shelf. And the Pope fires his astronomer? Coincidence? I don't think so. Who knew the Vatican *needed* an astronomer... or that they have such an interest in disk galaxies... maybe because they resemble the Host? We ask, you ponder.

Hmmm. Russia is now the leading oil producer? Wonder where *that* will lead?

Your tax dollars at work in law enforcement... mind you, I blame the people involved, not the cops.

Not the way you want to make the news...

This is visually work safe - but wear headphones. That, and it's Eviiiiil. As I said in the comment on Stacy's site - if we lose the war today, it's her fault. -the Armorer

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…And, since we are into making sounds today, what about a MUSICAL INTERLUDE ? Brought to you by the people who joined The Army. Come Join Me! – BOQ

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Ladies - Trias is your friend - and for you married ones, he's a safe guy to be seen giggling with over chocolate in the corner...

Get yer update of a name-dropping Fuzzybear - and, more importantly, the Soldier Ride.

AFSis discovers the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg. Heh.

Princess Crabby wants some attention er, assistance. -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".