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Sep 23, 2012

Still Kicking

A few folks have checked to see if i was ok.  Thank you for asking, I am still alive.

I have some personal issues going on right now that have taken the wind out of my sail.

I am working through them and hopefully soon all will be right in the world, but only God knows what he has in store for me.

Keep me and my family in your prayers as we need them in our struggle.

Sep 12, 2012

How's that A-rab Spring thing work'n out?

U.S. ambassador to Libya killed


This is supposedly what set off the pedophile loving muslo-maniacs.  


To top it off the muslim kenyan in the white house has his stooges apologize for US citizen exercising his 1st Amendment rights.

Yep...the chickens are coming home to roost.

The Barefoot Peckerwood

I have decided to rename the blog to a title that more accurately describes me and my history.

Sep 11, 2012

Governmentium (Gv) Discovered

via Godfather Politics

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neuron, 25 assistant neurons, 88 deputy neurons, and 198 assistant deputy neurons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

A Child's Perspective on the Election Choices

Dog: Cat! I thought you said Fred was going to a nice place! He's in chains! 

: They're "nice" chains.

The Stupid Ones Don't Last Long

Dallas police say a member of the department died Monday afternoon in what apparently was an accident involving his weapon.

Officer Christoper Pasley was at his home on Sierra Blanca Drive in far south Fort Worth when the incident was reported around 3:20 p.m.

"Officer Pasley died as a result of an apparent accidental discharge while cleaning his weapon at home today," Dallas police chief David Brown said in a written statement.


Do you duck hunt?

If you don't have any wing shooting skills, you might want to practice.

The LMAMS is envisioned to be a loitering precision guided munition, organic at the small unit level, which allows unprecedented engagement of enemy combatants without exposing the Warfighter to direct enemy fires.

Three distinct mission phases are mission preparation, fly out, and terminal engagement. All phases of the LMAMS operations must be accomplished by a single operator and configurable for dismounted or mounted patrolling operations.

Sep 10, 2012


The stupid ones don't last long

The officers entered the home and made their way to a bedroom. Before entering the bedroom they called out the subject's name but were met with gunfire through the bedroom door. Officer O'Rourke was struck by the gunfire and critically wounded. He was transported to McLaren Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject remains barricaded inside of the home.

Sep 7, 2012

3 Step Process

  1. Close eyes
  2. Jerk trigger
  3. Repeat until noise stops
stolen from here

Hot Lead Luv'n

1-2. The five TE battalion mission sets include—
  • Emergency response (see Chapter 4).
  • Remediation and restoration (see Chapter 5).
  • TE of CBRN material (see Chapter 6).
  • Technical CBRN support to COCOMs (see Chapter 7).
  • Homeland security (see Chapter 8).

LF asks "What's in your wallet?"

Sep 6, 2012

Victories: Far & Few Between

Sometimes when you do battle with the Medusa you are victorious on multiple levels.

-55six posts on this battle that took place in two different arenas in Tennessee.

The victors are holding the head of Medusa high for everyone to see and not be afraid.

Sep 5, 2012

USMC Response to Special Reaction Team concerns

Here is the response I got today based on AP's template.

So those that they trained are .gov employees being trained....

But we know better.  My how the PAO's are crappy liars.

September 5, 2012

To whom it may concern:

Thank you for voicing your concerns regarding the Special Reaction Team
training.  In 2007 the Department of Defense identified a requirement to
provide better security and policing for our military installations in the
US amidst the regular deployment cycle for missions abroad.  The decision to
hire civilian police officers into the armed forces was made in order to
free up our trained military policemen to deploy without having to sacrifice
security at home.  In return, their civilian counterparts would be
integrated alongside Marine military policemen to provide security and
policing within the continental US as a blended force.

As you may already know, Special Reaction Team (SRT) training is similar to
Special Weapons and Tactics training in the civilian sector.  Both courses
are designed to teach law enforcement tactics that can be incorporated into
their unit's mission.  While these techniques are useful in the Global War
on Terror, they are also employed close to home in response to a variety of
threats to our Marine Corps Installations.  These tactics are not designed
for use against the average US citizen, but for persons who pose a threat to
the United States and/or the Marine Corps.

The civilian and military policemen chosen to participate in SRT training
are among the best, most highly qualified members of Marine Corps
Installation law enforcement units.  The individuals selected for SRT are
recommended by their respective unit to participate in a three-week course
offered at either Fort Leonard Wood, an army base, or the Marine Corps
Police Academy East located at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.  Those
civilian police officers that undergo the training are actually employed by
the United States Marine Corps to be a part of a SRT.  That SRT training
certifies personnel to be a member of a Marine Corps SRT team.

The phrase, "Every Marine is a rifleman," rings as true as the phrase,
"Every civilian military police officer is a Marine."  The civilians hired
into our armed forces are trained alongside our service members in an effort
to accomplish the same mission, which is to protect the citizens of the
United States no matter the circumstance or the location.

Thank you for your time and service to our country.

N. G. Fahy
Director, Public Affairs

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Installations East -
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
OFFICE: 910.451.7440
FAX: 910.451.5882

Classification: Unclassified

Sep 4, 2012

Making Buckskin

This year I am going to attempt (the optimal word here) to brain tan the hides of the deer I harvest and make buckskin.  I figure deer hide is thicker and more forgiving that rabbit or fox.  Plus it would take a kajillion of them to make a suit.

While there are many commercial processes available to tan the hides, brain tanning is the ancient way I will go.  Gen 3:21   Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

During my research the past several months into this adventure, I have come to learn that each animal has enough brain to tan their own hides.  Even the stupid ones. 

The smoking process is what allows the buckskin to get wet and still be able to be used/worn.  Plus buckskin is a very durable product that can take some abuse.

The wife is not real keen on this, but my youngest is excited about it.  We saw a deer that had been hit along side the road a couple of weeks ago and she wanted to stop and get it.  Needles to say, by the smell, it had been in the Texas sun for several days with some vultures perched on it.

This is one of those projects that even if the world doesn't go tits up, it is still a valuable skillset to have.

Here are a couple of links for the process.

Tancourse (below) and Making Buckskin  (this one is a very in depth guide with pic links)

Here is the history of braintanning

Steps of Braintanning

1. Obtain and flesh hide. This entails scraping all the meat and fat from the flesh side of the skin. Care now makes the job easier later.

2. Buck (de-hair) hide in a solution of 6 to 8 ounces of Red Devil Lye to 20 gallons of water until the hair slips easily.

3. Using a fleshing beam and tool, grain and membrane the hide, being careful to cover the complete unit.

4. Soak the hide in a flowing creek or mild vinegar water to remove lye.

5. Wring hide completely, removing as much water as possible.

6. Mix up a dressing by mixing one gallon of warm water (not over 120 F) with one of the following:
• one dozen eggs
• one brain from animal you are tanning
• ¼ cup oil (olive or neat’s-foot) and ¼ bar Ivory soap
7. Work hide in the dressing until thoroughly saturated.

8. Wring as much liquid from hide as possible using a stake, tree or post. You can help wring with a stick if it helps.

9. Work hide in dressing till thoroughly saturated. (You cannot overdress a hide!!)

10. Wring as much liquid from hide as possible.

11. Sew up any holes at this time.

12. Using a cable, breaking post, or combination, work the hide until it is soft and completely dry. This is the most important step of brain tanning and controls the outcome of your finished product. Make sure you work all parts of the hide, in all directions to keep the fibers separated. Constant working is not necessary, however all fibers must be stretched in both directions every 30 to 45 minutes. To fail to do so will cause hard spots in the hide. This can take from 4 to 10 hoursdepending on hide thickness, work area temperature, and humidity.

13. When the hide is completely dry and soft, sew into a sock shape, smoke till smoke stains saturate thickest parts of hide, turn wrong side out and repeat.

14. Admire your work, rub it, smell it, enjoy it.

Sep 1, 2012

Whisper sweet nothings on the cheap

How many of know someone or are handy with a lathe?

It wouldn't take a hot minute to spit out an adapter.

Just think'n outside the circle.

Jr. TSA Goons

Last night I went to the Friday night football game at TWCP

Coming in on the visitor side there was a passel of Shenandoah Police & Montgomery SO standing around and some school moms running people through metal detectors and searching bags.

Y'all know me to well that I couldn't pass this up.

So as I empty my pockets I state, rather loudly, "where are the TSA goons and the naked body scanners".

So one moms says back, "we have to keep everyone safe".  As I replied, " yep...4th amendment be damned".

This of course got me all kinds of crazy looks from the popo.

By this time I had 50+ people looking at me, including my wife who was telling me to shut the hell up.

So as I was walking away from the metal detectors I walked past 5 uniform thugs and said to them, "You just gotta love living in a CopDom police state".  To which I got all kinds of go to hell evil looks.

I was surprised I didn't get taken down right there.  :)

Pear Wine-update


For this 2 1/2 gal batch of wine I used 12lb of pears that were quartered & cored.

I used Lavin 1116 yeast with 4 lb of sugar.  

The primary ferment was a week long and  when I racked to the secondary the fermentation was complete.

Remember all those pears I picked from this post?

Here is the one of the gallon jugs of pear wine.  It is a dry wine and has just a hint of pear that lingers on the tongue.  

Being a month old, it is still a little rough, but is drinkable.  Another 6 months of age ought to do nicely.