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November 13, 2006

H&I Fires, 13 Nov 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.

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Things may flex around at times today, as we continue our twisting and turning and folding, and spindling, and mutilating the blogware and templates. Though most of you don't see them, there *are* a few issues. Not the least of which is Bill can't login anymore!

We've linked to this guy before - but CAPT H just resent the link, and the guy has some new stuff... here's someone who takes his gun owning seriously (but remember folks, there are *laws* you should keep an eye on if you're going to look at this guy's stuff and go, like I do, "Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...."

Sean of Doc in the Box is a sailor who knows how to make Marines squeal like the girly-men they are...

Hi Everyone!

Yes, I am still the Evil Sean D. that you know and love, I still remember back in the day when Lynn and Diane beat the snot out of me in 6th grade for throwing beetles on them. Did I learn my lesson? Nope. Click on the link to see the video I made of Marines screaming like little girls when a camel spider was dropped in their lap.

Click right here... -the Armorer


How The Simpsons celebrated Veterans Day. - FbL

Update: More here.


*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".

Comments on H&I Fires, 13 Nov 2006
emdfl briefed on November 13, 2006 08:57 AM

John -
IIRC the guy who owns that website was tossed in jail by the locals there for the crime of operating that site and putting up those plans..

emdfl briefed on November 13, 2006 08:59 AM

John -
IIRC the guy that owns that site was tossed in jail by the locals there for posting those plans on his site.

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 13, 2006 09:03 AM

And yet, they weren't bright enough to take down the website? Heh. I'll hafta look into that.

AFSister briefed on November 13, 2006 02:53 PM

camel spiders.... *SHUDDER*

The Simpsons.... *SHAKING FIST*

welp. That about covers it.

Boquisucio briefed on November 13, 2006 04:16 PM

Well at least Tito will live forever in our hearts, albeit under saran wrap.

Roachman briefed on November 13, 2006 11:34 PM

I've been a long time Simpsons fan, and this week's episode was the pits. Certainly not funny (not due to subject matter, just flat out not funny) and worse than that, lazy.

My favorite aspect of the satire in The Simpsons has always been how sharp and intelligent it is. But this past episode had no edge, no wit, and was merely a poor recitation of tired and patently false themes. Remember guys, the best comedy has more than a grain of truth. An absolute phone-in by the entire production team, especially the writers.

I'm not mad because they poked fun at the military. I'm disapointed that they used such poorly written and developed, hackneyed old cliches to make a rather half assed attempt with.
Heck, Crazy Ramadi (or is it Lazy???) on YouTube kicks this episode's hindquarters six ways to Sunday.