10/23/21

Jeff Cooper: The Forgotten History of Lt. Col. Cooper and his Impact on Combat Readiness

By: Sam Jacobs | Ammo.com

history of jeff cooperThe United States Marines have a saying: “Every Marine a rifleman.” That being said, some of them are pretty handy with a pistol, too.

Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper literally wrote the book on modern handguns in combat. In fact, you’re probably already acquainted with a number of concepts he introduced to the world of pistols, even though you might not know his name. Some of them are so common sense and simple that it’s hard to believe anyone had to invent them.

This was the genius of Jeff Cooper.

Jeff Cooper’s Marine Corps Career

It’s impossible to tell the story of Jeff Cooper without talking about the United States Marine Corps. Indeed, Cooper enrolled in the Junior ROTC program when he was still studying at Los Angeles High School. He then attended Stanford, earning a degree in political science before receiving his commission in the United States Marine Corps.

During World War II he served in the Pacific Theater, earning the rank of major. In 1949, he resigned his commission, but duty called during the Korean War and so, Cooper returned. He served in irregular warfare and earned a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. After the war, he applied to remain on active duty but was rejected.

From there, Cooper earned a master’s degree in history and taught part-time at a high school and a community college. Here he remained until the early 1970s when he applied his passion for teaching to his passion for weapons.

It was in 1976 that Cooper founded the American Pistol Institute, now known as the Gunsite Academy. While he primarily taught rifles and shotguns to law enforcement, the concepts developed by Cooper during his time running the American Pistol Institute for pistols and long arms alike are used by every intelligent and responsible gun owner to this day.

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Jeff Cooper’s Combat Readiness

It was at the American Pistol Institute that Cooper developed the modern technique of the pistol. This was his system for pistol combat. Without knowing what it’s called or who invented it, much of it will seem familiar to you:

  • Large caliber, semi-automatic pistol: Cooper was an early advocate of the 1911 and a big caliber to go in it. At a time when most men favored wheel guns, Cooper believed there was simply no substitute for a semi-automatic with a big round like a .45 ACP.
  • The Weaver stance: Opinions vary on the best stance for combat, but Cooper was a strong supporter of the Weaver stance, developed by Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Jack Weaver through his experiences in competitive shooting.
  • The draw stroke: Cooper preached the importance of the draw stroke. A holstered weapon doesn’t do anyone any good. So Cooper drilled his students to consistently practice drawing their weapon with perfect form to be combat-ready.
  • The flash sight picture: Just as a holstered weapon is useless until drawn, so too is a weapon useless if not pointed in the right direction. The flash sight picture is a method of quickly targeting an attacker with sufficient accuracy. It is essential in life-or-death situations.
  • The compressed surprise trigger break: Considered the “secret” of quick and accurate shooting, the compressed surprise trigger break, which is a somewhat more sophisticated version of the “double-tap.” While Cooper did not invent the double-tap, he systematized the training for such.

All of the above are basic combat training for civilians, military, and law enforcement alike. While Cooper didn’t “invent” any of it, per se, he synthesized previously existing methods into a cohesive program of combat readiness just about anyone could learn.

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10/22/21

Supply Chain Crisis and Where is the Defense Production Act?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

What is the Defense Production Act?

The Defense Production Act is the primary source of presidential authorities to expedite and expand the supply of materials and services from the U.S. industrial base needed to promote the national defense. DPA authorities are available to support: emergency preparedness activities conducted pursuant to title VI of the Stafford Act; protection or restoration of critical infrastructure; and efforts to prevent, reduce vulnerability to, minimize damage from, and recover from acts of terrorism within the United States. DPA authorities may be used to:

  • Require acceptance and preferential performance of contracts and orders under DPA Title I. (See Federal Priorities and Allocations System (FPAS).)
  • Provide financial incentives and assistance (under DPA Title III) for U.S. industry to expand productive capacity and supply needed for national defense purposes;
  • Provide antitrust protection (through DPA voluntary agreements in DPA Title VII) for businesses to cooperate in planning and operations for national defense purposes, including homeland security.

But national security? Yes. We remain in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and those affected could and often are our protectors, not only medically but when it comes to legally or militarily.

While we are fretting over shortages and necessities in our daily lives there are two real areas of major concern, they are medicines and micro-chips (semiconductors) used for advanced technology of many varieties.

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10/21/21

Mexico Cartels Use Video Games to Recruit Children

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Beyond the constant threat of Tik Tok, Facebook and Instagram there are at least 2 video games, World of Warcraft and Second Life. Parents, are you managing this or paying attention…globally?

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Beyond parents… what about State Attorneys General or the Department of Justice? Crickets.

In full:

Mexican criminal groups have hit on a new way to recruit vulnerable young people into their ranks: reaching out to them while they play video games.

On October 11, authorities in the southern state of Oaxaca announced they had rescued three children, between the ages of 11 and 14, who had reportedly been convinced to run away from home by a human trafficking ring after being contacted through a video game named Free Fire.

The three were found at a home in the town of Santa Lucia de Camino, where they were being held and were set to be sent to Monterrey in the northern state of Nuevo León. They had left their homes a couple of days earlier after receiving messages from a trafficker, posing as a 13-year-old boy in the game.

Earlier in October, a young girl was also rescued after having been lured by a human trafficking group in the western state of Jalisco.

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10/19/21

Rigged: The Other Facts About the 2020 Election

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Two of the most dangerous people of the 2020 election were Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Elias. We all know Zuckerberg but many need to be reminded who Marc Elias really is.

Marc Elias the Democratic National Committee’s election lawyer and legal adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, filed more than 50 lawsuits around the country challenging state election laws in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

In a 2018 Tweet, President Donald Trump referred to Elias as the Democrats’ “best Election stealing lawyer.”

Marc Elias

Though most of the state laws he challenged have been on the books for years, Elias went full steam ahead asking courts to overrule state election laws, force states to count ballots that came in after Election Day, or force states to have unattended ballot collection boxes.

Elias chairs the political law group for the progressive, Seattle-based firm Perkins Coie, “which has had a stranglehold on Democratic legal work for years,” National Review noted in a Nov. 3 analysis.

Since 2019, Perkins Coie has been paid at least $41 million for its political work by Democratic-affiliated organizations, according to Federal Election Commission records. Republican lawyers say that is likely just a fraction of what Perkins Coie has received because it doesn’t include legal work for many left-wing nonprofits.

Elias was also a key player in the Russia collusion hoax. As the attorney for both the DNC and Clinton campaign, he helped bankroll research by Fusion GPS that created the bogus “Steele dossier” used by the FBI to obtain FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 race. source

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10/19/21

The Canceled Hypersonic Development Program Had The U.S. Scrambling Until Trump’s Space Force

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Primer: China is signaling that a stunning new missile test that reportedly surprised U.S. intelligence officials was not designed to accelerate an arms race with the West but rather to grant Beijing a strategic advantage to seize control of the Taiwan Straits and other hotly contested territories in its region.

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The country’s English-language Global Times, considered a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party, did not directly confirm details from a bombshell report in the Financial Times over the weekend that Beijing had successfully tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. However, after repeating many of the report’s key details in an op-ed released late Sunday, it added that, if true, they amount to “a new blow to the U.S.’ mentality of strategic superiority over China.”

“China’s military buildup will focus on the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea,” the op-ed stated, after claiming China does not seek to challenge America’s dominant military position globally. “It is inevitable that China will take an upper hand over the U.S. military strength in these areas thanks to the geographical proximity and the continuous increase of China’s input.” More detail here.

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Although there were challenges on advanced weapons systems development, it was not until the Trump administration was there direction and funding included too by the establishment of the Space Force.

Lockheed Martin expects to have hypersonics sales of USD1.5 billion in 2021, up 25% from USD1.2 billion in 2020, said Kenneth Possenriede, the US defense contractor’s chief financial officer.

Several Lockheed Martin programs are poised to achieve key development milestones or ramp up production over the next few years, fuelling revenue increases. Although one program, the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW), was canceled by the US Air Force last year, the funding has shifted to other Lockheed Martin efforts, said Possenriede.

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10/19/21

Michele Fiore for Governor

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It is my honor to inform you that I have just announced my candidacy for Governor of Nevada.

The failed Biden Presidency continues to drag America down, and Biden-backed socialist Steve Sisolak continues to follow his disgraceful leadership.

It’s time we bring Real Conservative Leadership back to Nevada.

Radical socialist Democrats continue to push destructive and divisive ideas like Critical Race Theory and Open Borders instead of bringing back jobs, ending voter fraud, and protecting our unborn children. And establishment Republicans stand by while Sisolak continues to drive Nevada into the ground.

I have stood up to ineffectual Democrat and RINO leadership in the past, and I’m ready to do it as your next Governor.

Together we can show the radical Democrats and establishment Republicans how REAL Conservative Nevadans get things done!

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I’ve only been in the race for two hours, and establishment Republicans are already running scared!

They know that my announcement to run for Governor of Nevada would mean actually standing up for real Conservative values against the radical Democrat agenda led by Biden-backed Steve Sisolak.

I’m running to bring back Real Conservative Leadership to Nevada.

For too long the RINOs have let Sisolak run his radical Democrat agenda over our Nevadan communities. Unconstitutional mandates, high unemployment rates, and inflation are all attacking our ability to overcome the economic crisis that has hit our State.

And what does Democrat leadership focus on? Critical Race Theory, Open Borders, and unleashing the FBI on parents who speak out against what the government teaches their own children.

We MUST stand up to this destructive agenda! I encourage you to join our movement and make a donation today

10/18/21

Biden and the DOJ Gave a Lucrative Settlement to Fired FBI McCabe

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

It is an outrage for several reasons and here goes.

Andrew McCabe at the center of the FBI scandalous operation against President Trump settled his counter lawsuit and he should be delighted. McCabe is to receive pension payments going back to the date of his firing. His termination will read he is no longer with the Bureau and left in good standing. Any negative items on his record is to be fully expunged. All of his attorney’s fees have been fully reimbursed totaling $540,000.00.

Most crazy in this settlement is the retention of his FBI service cufflinks….yup…cufflinks.

Another item is noted as this:

Additional Provisions

11. This Settlement Agreement is not and shall not be construed as an admission by any Defendant of the truth of any allegation or the validity of any claim asserted in this lawsuit, or of any Defendant’s liability therein. Furthermore, none of the terms of the Settlement Agreement may be offered in evidence by any of the Parties in any civil or administrative action or proceeding against another of the Parties, other than as necessary to consummate, implement, or enforce this Settlement Agreement. The terms of this Settlement Agreement shall not be construed as an admission by any Defendant that the consideration to be provided hereunder represents the relief, if any, that could be recovered after trial.

The full text of the settlement is found here.

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10/17/21

More and more Havana Syndrome Attacks

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Primer in part from the BBC:

A CIA officer who was traveling to India this month with the agency’s director has reported symptoms consistent with so-called Havana syndrome, US media report.

Three unnamed sources told US media that the officer has received medical attention for the mystery illness.

The CIA has not responded to requests for comment by the BBC.

It’s the second reported case in less than a month, as US authorities continue to investigate its cause.

In August, Vice President Kamala Harris’ flight from Singapore to Vietnamese capital Hanoi was briefly delayed after an American official reported symptoms similar to Havana syndrome.

The syndrome first affected people at the US and Canadian embassies in Havana, Cuba, in 2016 and 2017. Dozens of other episodes have since been reported by American officials in the US, China, Russia, Germany, and Austria.

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And now the most recent:

The U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Columbia is host to anti-narcotics operatives, spies, diplomats, and aid workers. Just a week before secretary of state Anthony Blinken is scheduled to visit the South American country and after US President Joe Biden last week signed a law that provides increased funding and medical care for US government employees who fall ill with “Havana syndrome”.

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10/16/21

Will Joe Be Included in the Hunter IRA Money Laundering Investigation?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Another IRS – White House collusion story in the making?

EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden could become embroiled in the FBI’s probe into Hunter’s finances, experts say: Emails reveal they SHARED bank accounts, paid each other’s bills and the president may have even have funded his son’s 2018 drug and prostitution binge

  • Emails from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, obtained by DailyMail.com, reveal Joe and Hunter shared bank accounts and paid each other’s bills 
  • The president have may have inadvertently funded his son’s 2018 drug and prostitution binge
  • Emails between Hunter and Eric Schwerin, his business partner at consultancy Rosemont Seneca, show Schwerin was working on Joe’s taxes 
  • The claim raises serious questions about whether funds from the joint accounts were used for Hunter’s May 2018 week-long bender with a prostitute 
  • Last December, Hunter admitted in a public statement that he was under federal investigation over his tax affairs 
  • A former federal prosecutor tells DailyMail.com that if money was flowing between Hunter and his father, that could make Joe a target of the probe  
  • The FBI and IRS probe is reportedly also looking into Hunter’s foreign business relationships and the potential for money laundering charges

Hunter’s claim that he and his father shared a bank account also raises serious questions whether funds from the alleged joint account were used for Hunter’s May 2018 week-long bender with a prostitute in a Hollywood hotel.

Emails between Hunter and Eric Schwerin, his business partner at consultancy Rosemont Seneca, show Schwerin was working on Joe's taxes

The FBI and IRS probe is reportedly also looking into his foreign business relationships and the potential for money laundering charges.

The Senate security committee issued a report last year raising fears that the Chinese government was attempting to influence the White House through a billion-dollar business deal between Hunter’s company he co-founded with Schwerin, Rosemont Seneca, and Chinese oil giant CEFC.

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