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    Wonderbread ----> WB

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    Will this encourage more to call for the ban of the Hijab?

    Bingo! Hijabs don't rob banks! People rob banks! But aside from that, anyone suggesting the Hijab be banned nationwide because of a handful of isolated incidents is fear-mongering and making the world a dumber place.  Blowing things out of proportion suggests an agenda that has little to do...
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    Small Arms and Combat Marksmanship

    But "known enemy positions" just don't come around very often.  90% of the time there's some level of guesswork involved. "is that hotspot a head or a rock?" "was that dust kicked up by muzzle blast or just a stray round?" "was that movement in the grape row or are my eyes just playing...
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    Small Arms and Combat Marksmanship

    Semantics aside, my point is that there is a big difference between rounds fired at likely enemy positions and rounds fired in the general direction of the enemy.  It's tough to quantify this sort of thing, but I believe that the former accounts for a significant portion of the effects we have...
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    Small Arms and Combat Marksmanship

    But to what extent? When I was over, the 84 was really only used on the defensive.  Dismounted soldiers can only carry so much ammo for the thing, not to mention the weight of the weapon itself.  Moreover, there really wasn't much the 84 could do that 25mm could not. I admit, though, my...
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    Small Arms and Combat Marksmanship

    We need to be careful here that we don't blur the line between spec fire and simply shooting in the direction of the enemy.  While I agree that a significant amount of shock, suppression, and neutralization we produce is the result of careful speculative fire against possible or likely enemy...
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    The Asymmetric Warfare Group

    This thread is expanding my mind. I'm a total n00b when it comes to this stuff, but I'm about halfway through The Accidental Guerrilla, so I guess you could say that I'm at least getting my feet wet in COIN theory. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but the vibe I'm getting from Kilcullen is that the...
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    Small Arms and Combat Marksmanship

    At the risk of sounding like a LF/basicload fanboy, I can relate a discussion on that forum that tackled this issue. Basically, the point was made that the concept of "volume of fire" was overrated.  Often, a high volume of fire doesn't actually pin anyone down, but only results in the badguy...
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    The Asymmetric Warfare Group

    I should add that the AWG comes up from time to time in other threads on LF. More than once, it's been in the "show your fighting loadout" thread, where guys post pictures and reviews of the armour, load carriage, and rifle set-up they are currently using in theatre.  In the course of a review...
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    The Asymmetric Warfare Group

    T6 posted this link over at LF.  I think it deserves a spot here too. http://www.army.mil/aps/08/information_papers/prepare/Army_Asymmetric_Warfare_Group.html The AWG, to me, sounds like a pretty switched on idea. The US Army has given a small group of Tier 1 guys the resources to zip around...
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    Confused about which regiment......

    I'm not sure, to be honest.  I guess the question depends on what you're comparing us to.  The RegF shoots more, but that's to be expected.  I'm not really in a position to say if we shoot more or less than other PRes units. This past fall we shot up to section level live fire.  Is that...
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    Confused about which regiment......

    The QOR also has a robust Recce Platoon (filled by pers qual'd on RegF courses), the highest concentration of MOIs outside of CANSOFCOM (incl. RegF units), hard para positions (which lead to PI and MFF opportunities), and very close ties to the CFLAWC.  We get taskings and courses that just...
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    Afghan mayor slams Canadian corruption

    And I should add that if the answer to the above question is "Yes," I'm not casting judgement or anything. I'm fully aware that 1) we need to work with someone in Afghanistan, and 2) finding someone "squeaky clean" in that country is unrealistic. I just think that if the Canadian public were...
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    Afghan mayor slams Canadian corruption

    So you're saying that he's right, and that we do pay into the corruption, but that he is only raising a stink about this because he, being corrupt himself, doesn't feel like he's getting his share?
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    2012 Phenomenon

    I just finished a paper on the crazy things people believe in and the pseudo-science used to support these ideas.  Things like:  astrology, Freudian Psychoanalysis, UFO landings, Marxism, etc... In George Steiner's Massey Lectures called Nostalgia for the Absolute (1974), he attributes the rise...
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