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November 25, 2006

H&I Fires, 25 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 are more or less back to normal, with some improvements for readers (and yes, I know about the missing html buttons).

A good time was had with Thanksgiving with the family, and I'm pleased to see you all behaved yourselves and had a good time here, too. Except for that dammed brit cell phone spammer (my spam filter is still broken).

Today is Heavy Labor day at the Castle with the scheduled raising of the Garden Shed of Argghhh! This will require the Armorer to handle pointy-things, so who knows, we might have a bloody appendage picture for you...

Let's move on to something more important... Lizzie's Troop Batteries. Tissue alert.

Buck Sargent on "The Enemy of Good." H/t, Mike D.

Snerk - Jules on The Dowager of Doom - or, as his commenter Rebecca put it - Palestinian Medicare.

Okay, I'm off to annoy the neighbors with my hammer! -the Armorer


*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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