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August 27, 2006

H&I* Fires 27 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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Either you is, or you isn't - but either way, ya gotta pay!

Trias - on JonBenet (the first mention of that in *this* space, I might add)

Snarkatron has an encounter with Wildlife.

74 on the Anti-Phelps Patrol - guarding a funeral in the PNW from Phred and his vile minions.

The Torch - a source for a window into Canada's military and it's fight in Afghanistan.

Lookit what's on Princess Crabby's reading list.

AFSis has been busy, but she's got a nice little linkfest going. And an airplane picture...

For SWWBO, this has been a busy posting week... a new feature, a punch in the shoulder to men, and, gee, La Schlussel dropped in to tell SWWBO she wasn't a Conservative. If being a Conservative means I have to toe Schlussel's line and agree with everything she says and does... color me a pinko lib.

Cassie sez, Just Do It For The Kids, and she notes more effects of BDS on the MSM.

Alan, of GENX@40 sez... Friday Cogitiferiffic Chatarama Er, um, whatever, dude.

Punctilious gets into some family tradition.

Jack Juxtaposes.

Murray does Pluto, and makes an observation.

That does it for the weekly Denizen round-up... -the Armorer

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The kidnapped Fox News staffers, Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, have been freed. Good. Now, the bad. Having appeared on the video saying that they have converted to Islam - if they renounce it (and go back to the region), under Sharia, it's the duty of believers to kill them. Feh on the kidnappers.

As Andy McCarthy notes:

At the press conference, Steve Centanni stated that he and Olaf Wiig "were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint."

Will Reuters, which thought the "conversion" was newsworthy, report on that?

Or will we get the usual slew of "mainstream" Muslim experts who tell us that in Islam "there is no compulsion in religion," and that jihad is "the inner struggle against sin"?

-the Armorer

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This is SWWBO. I need nominations for a Beeyotch or Bayotch or whatever of the Week for this week. Oh, and the Carnival of the Recipes is up at The Common Room.

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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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