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Far back in the Dark Ages when I was in military high school in 1958, the most basic infantry formation was called "The Diamond" with your nine-man squad deployed in that shape and the lead person called "the point." He was up there to draw fire, which hopefully did not kill him and identified at least one solid target - for the "fire and maneuver" 4-person-each elements who spread out behind the point and took cover as necessary, returning fire at whoever had fired on the point.

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Point (2007), by bre pettis at Flickr Commons



I'd like to report that it's getting hairy up here, and I'm happy to be able to report it live. Since the election, there's been a lot of hoo-ing and ha-ing, not to mention confusion and fire. Oh well... such is life last mid-century.





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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 
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