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December 23, 2006

H&I* Fires Dec 23, 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. [Admittedly, I'm fibbing. Trackbacks are still broken]

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Japanese Scientists capture a Giant Squid. The First.Ever.Caught.By.Humans. Well, as far as we know. And kill it. Sushi, anyone? I thought it was just us rednecks that killed rare things just to eat them?

Virgil Goode, (R) Virginia... idiot. Not the way to push the immigration issue. So Keith Ellison (D) Minnesota, wants to swear his oath of office on the Koran. So what? There are provisions for allowing Christians, whose beliefs do not allow them to swear on the Bible, to "affirm" their oath of office, why should this even.be.an.issue. Dolt. Not the face the Republican party wants to put forth on this issue. -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. 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 Dec 23, 2006
Neffi briefed on December 23, 2006 02:56 PM

mmmmmm... calamari! Break out the turkey fryer! Dam' shame they killed her but I guess she didn't want to get in the boat with the nice men...
OK, this is a test. A pic of my Jeep after the blizzard had (mostly) passed, Thursday morning.

Neffi briefed on December 23, 2006 02:58 PM

hmmm- guess I'm *still* trainable, Donovan!

Maggie briefed on December 23, 2006 03:13 PM

Virgil Goode - A$$hat!

The Roanoke Times has a very good response.
http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/wb/xp-96780

Maggie briefed on December 23, 2006 03:38 PM

Neffi - what can I train you to do?

Neffi briefed on December 23, 2006 04:10 PM

Maggie, darlin'- my bag of tricks awaits *expansion* in your capable hands...
(PG17C stirs uneasily)

BillT briefed on December 23, 2006 04:38 PM

The Japanese were merely honoring the tradition established by Linnaeus and followed by naturalists ever since.

Ol' J.J. Audubon didn't practice "capture and release" to get those minute details in his paintings and Darwin sure didn't bring a menagerie back with him on the Beagle. Heh. Architeuthis isn't rare by a long shot, just rarely seen.

Yummmmm -- just in time for the Feast of Seven Fishes.

Raymond B briefed on December 23, 2006 06:37 PM

Merry Christmas to those stationed at home and abroad. Your honor and courage are recognized during these times and ourprayers arewith you.
God bless you and your family this holiday season.

Raymond B
www.voteswagon.com

Raymond B briefed on December 23, 2006 06:38 PM

Merry Christmas to those stationed at home and abroad. Your honor and courage are recognized during these times and ourprayers arewith you.
God bless you and your family this holiday season.

Raymond B
www.voteswagon.com

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