Notes for Sunday – May 10, 2015

May 10th is the birthday of the late Col. Jeff Cooper (born 1920, died September 25, 2006). May 10th is also the birthday of the late Janis Pinups (born 1925, died 15 June 2007). He was one of the last of the Forest Brothers anti-communist resistance fighters. He came out of hiding, after five decades, to obtain a Latvian passport in 1994, after the collapse of eastern European communism. (He was never issued any communist government identity papers and by necessity lived as a nonexistent ghost during the entire Soviet occupation of Latvia.)

Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game! – Part 6a of 9, by Pat Cascio

[Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game is a SurvivalBlog exclusive.] Chapter Four Close Quarters Combat Shooting No book or single chapter of a book can adequately teach a person gunfighting skills. In this chapter, I’m going to give you the basic concepts of close quarters combat shooting, or CQB as it’s commonly called. It is my sincere belief that there is no better method of deploying a handgun in a close quarters, self-defense situation than with the method known as Point Shooting. If you’ll recall, in many of the war stories I have related to you, the distances involved …

Letter Re: Watchman Fatigue

HJL, Very sobering indeed! Abortion is a sin for which we obviously have to pay as a nation. Let us add to the 56 million surgical abortions the untold numbers of abortions caused by the pill and by IUDs. “What God has put together, let no man tear asunder.” God Almighty put together love and procreation. Repent and be saved. – JLJ

Odds ‘n Sods:

Record number of Americans abroad giving up citizenship. – G.G. o o o What could possibly go wrong? “Most Of The Existing Workers In The Saudi Oil Fields Are Yemenese. And There Are Over 4 Million Yemenese In Saudi Arabia”. – H.L. o o o An excellent post on Ron’s outdoor blog about gun care products. – TMG o o o SurvivalBlog reader T.J. sent in this reminder about the safety of your storm shelter: Woman Drowned In Her Storm Shelter o o o Bills Will Shield Police Officers From Their Own Body Camera Recordings. – T.P.

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; and answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him …