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October 03, 2006

H&I Fires* 3 OCT 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...


I'm off to DC today for a drive-by briefing. Out this afternoon, brief in the morning, back tomorrow afternoon. Somebody else may need to set up the H&I tomorrow, depending on how the brief rehearsals go tonight (we might be up early, tweaking). On to other things. A while back we posted a picture of Dick Hoyt pulling his disabled son Rick in a boat during an Ironman contest, and I wondered whose ego was at work there. Several of you piped up with bits and pieces of the Rest of the Story. This seems like a nice summation of the whole story. H/t Dan H.

CAPT H offers us a chance to vote for Most Annoying Canadian.

He offers up this advice/information:

1. Rona Ambrose is the Minister for the Environment, who keeps telling people that Kyoto is not a good thing; and she doesn't listen to Dr Suzuki who thinks he knows better.

2. Kate McMillan is Small Dead Animals.


Kate also looks fetching with that shotgun... -the Armorer


The Top Secret Drum Corps... Jedi Samurai Drummers. H/t, Rich B. -the Armorer


Ever wondered what a Hillary vs. Condi presidential election campaign would look like? - FbL


*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. 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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