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Aug 4, 2012

How to Make Lye

If you don't know how to make lye for soap, here it is.

Practice making some, as well as some soap, to become familiar with the process.

Here are some good recipes for cold and hot soap making as well as other old timey recipes.

Lye and HERE

  1. Start a rain barrel to catch soft water. This is a key step. Depending upon how much lye you want to leach, make sure that you have 2 or 3 gallons of soft water before you proceed.Water from a dehumidifier works as well.You can also use electrically distilled water. The purer the water, the more potassium that can be leached from the ashes. Do not use bottled spring water or water from the tap! (You can use bottled distilled water that was processed using steam distillation.)Get a wooden barrel and a cork about 3in (7.6cm) long. A cask-sized or waist-high barrel will work. You can find these at a local brewer's supply house.
  2.  Drill a hole in the barrel approximately 2in (5cm) above the bottom. Make sure that the cork will fit snugly into the hole.
  3. Put the barrel on a brick base someplace where it will be undisturbed. Lye is caustic; take the necessary precautions. Put some bricks down and place the barrel on top of them. The brick base must be stable. It raises the barrel up so that you can easily drain off the lye into a container when it is ready. Give yourself room to work.
  4. Cover the bottom of the barrel with some palm-sized clean rocks (e.g. river rock). Cover the rocks with approximately 6in (15cm) of straw (this can be hay or grass). This will filter the ashes and help your lye drain cleanly.
  5. Gather branches and/or logs of oak, ash, or fruitwoods. Remember that the best lye is made from hardwoods, so avoid pine, fir, and other evergreens. Palm leaves work well if they are completely dried and brown.
  6. Burn the branches to ash. You can do this outside in a pile or, better yet, in a freshly-emptied fireplace or woodstove where the ashes won’t become mixed with anything else.
  7. Scoop the ashes out and put them in the prepped barrel. (Make sure that the ash is completely cold, or you could set your barrel and anything around it on fire.) You can fill the barrel with ash, but it is not necessary; you can make smaller amounts with less ash.
  8. Soak the ashes. Put a pan under the hole and remove the cork. Pour the soft water in until you see it start to drain into the pan, then put the cork back in tightly. After a day, the first ash should settle and you can add more ash.
  9. Let the ash soak for at least three days. If you want to use more ash, you can add it all week and drain it regularly (ex. on a specific day of the week).
  10. Check to see if your lye is ready. For what purpose are you leaching this lye? Body soap or heavy cleaning? Lye concentration gets stronger with each leaching. For average soap making, measure the concentration by dropping a fist-sized potato or a raw egg into the barrel (making sure to throw either of these away afterwards). If it floats enough for a quarter-sized area to rise above the water, it is ready. If it doesn't, you need to add more ashes or drain all the water and re-leach it (pour it back into the cask and let it set for one more cycle).
  11. When it's ready, catch your lye a wooden crock or glass container. Put it under the tap, gently pull the cork, and fill your containers. Leave enough head room so that they will be safe and easy to pour. Make sure that you have tight, fitting lids.
  12. Store your lye in a cool dark place until use. The sooner you use it, the better.

Pigs Wanted

I was cruising the local message board to see if there were any good deals and came across this post.

I got a good chuckle out of it.

Pigs wanted
Posted By: Bobbie McWhorter
Date: August 4 at 9:26 a.m.
I want to buy two pigs about 25 to 50 lbs. I am willing to pay up to $50 a piece. Please call 409-xxx-xxxx.

Posted By: EricT
Date: August 4 at 9:54 a.m.
In Response To: Pigs wanted (Bobbie McWhorter)
if you dial 911 you can get some for free and alot heavier

Once again: white male is villainified as a terrorist

A "TRAINING" video made by Houston on how to survive a shooter.  But in reality it is anothe attempt to make the white male look like the villain.

The local news outlets had this vid on their nightly news the other night, but nothing in-depth...I know nothing new there.

Of course the money for this propaganda was from federal sources.

Using a $200,000 federal homeland security grant, the City of Houston has produced an active shooter public service announcement describing what citizens should do

Easier than Fish in a barrel

The newest campaign tool for the Dick-tator is a app that lets you see where the nearest democrat obama ass worshiper lives.

This new tool makes it easier than shooting fish in a barrel.      Animated Emoticons

 Here is the app

 via ProPublica

Curious how many Democrats live on your block? Just download the Obama campaign's new mobile app.

The app, released last week, includes a Google map for canvassers that recognizes your current location and marks nearby Democratic households with small blue flags.

For each targeted address, the app displays the first name, age and gender of the voter or voters who live there: "Lori C., 58 F, Democrat." 

Texas: It's a Whole Nother Country

Very valid and realistic reasons Texas should break off and once again become a Republic.

via Brock

Texas would be better off as a free republic in many ways. First, the taxes paid to the federal government by Texas would now be staying in Texas. In 2007, this amounted to $225,390,904,000 . The most recent Texas State budget amounted to $182,000,000,000. By shifting the location to where these tax monies go, Texas could operate effectively on the monies currently paid in taxes to the federal government without increasing any taxes itself. The monies currently collected for Texas's use could then be used to pay down debt and national defense.

As a republic Texas could protect its own borders effectively and set up a sound immigration policy to replace the current federally-mandated one. Texas would also be free to deport illegal immigrants. A Lone Star republic would also be able to refuse services to illegal immigrants, which currently drains State resources to the tune of $4.3 billion annually. A refusal of services to illegal aliens and their families would force them into a track of seeking legal immigration status. Texas needs population growth. With Texas in control of immigration policy, the future of her demographic make-up could be managed in Austin rather than in Washington, DC. This means that the needs of Texas would take priorities over political paybacks to ungrateful nations whose children we school and immigrants we are forced to absorb under the US plan. Presently, unfunded federal mandates cost Texas over $4 billion each year. This kind of burden hurts educational effectiveness and slows economic growth.

In terms of national defense, Texas could provide the manpower to protect its national interests. Rather than having our sons and daughters fighting imperialistic wars, they would be kept in Texas to protect our sovereignty and borders. With Texas as a free republic, there would not be obligations or treaties to protect other overseas nations unless Texans wanted there to be. By going independent, we would keep out of foreign entanglements and wars. Texas sons and daughters would not have to die in jungles and deserts around the world based on fuzzy foreign policy or defending a UN agenda.

Regarding technology, the fighter airplane plants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and other factories would provide Texas with state-of-the-art defensive capabilities, including combat vehicles, missiles, ships, and avionics. Presently 65% of the united States defense contractors are located in Texas. When a policy of defense rather than offense is sought, the type of weapons needs also change. Texas could become the world leader in military technology.

Texas would not need a fleet of carriers to patrol the seven seas or bases in the Indian Ocean like Diego Garcia. Maintaining a presence in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic would adequately provide for our defensive needs. With the shipyard facilities in Texas, such vessels could be constructed within the republic. Texas is poised to be a player in space technology as well, although it would need to work with other nations in launching its own satellites. 

In the area of energy, Texas could provide for its own needs without the federal red tape currently in place. A Lone Star republic could develop its own oil fields within its own land boundaries and offshore. Texas already produces 1/3 of the petroleum in the U.S. The Texas oil fields would be able to improve their productivity. The petroleum produced would also be a valuable export that could be traded with other nations. Texas also has its own electrical grid, which could be maintained independent of other nations, such as the US. 

In the areas of banking and economics Texas has many large banking interests already in place. She is already the largest exporter of goods in the United States. By going independent, that trade would increase rather than decrease.

In terms of trade, the Port of Houston is already the sixth largest in the world. Texas has three of the 10 largest US ports located in our borders. The air cargo facility at DFW is viewed as one of the world's best. We already have more farms and more farm acreage than any other state. Transitioning to an independent republic would be easily accomplished without major interruptions in agriculture, trade or economics.

Texas also has its own culture, cuisine, art, music, and literature. These areas are important in establishing a national identity. With these items already in place, the transition from forced Statehood within the Union to independence could be accomplished easily in terms of having a separate culture and identity. 

All in all, Texas would be served better in providing for the well being of its citizens, national defense, economic stability, education, and trade as a sovereign, independent republic than as a part of a sinking imperial union. Leaving the Union would remove many of the restraints and shackles from a powerful nation that has been held back. Texas would be allowed to blossom and achieve its fullest potential as a separate republic. It will never reach its full potential as a subservient political sub-district in this current bankrupt Union.