About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kitchen Fire Safety Message

Thanks to two members of our group for sending along this link of a video of a very practical fire safety message that could well save your house &/or your life in the event of a oil fire in your kitchen.

The above graphic displays the fire triangle - when heat (flame or spark), fuel (oil), & oxygen (air) are present in the right proportions the chemical exothermic reaction that is fire will be produced. Remove any one of the fire triangle elements & the fire will go out.

The video shows that in the event of a kitchen oil fire you should first turn off the heat on the stove & then simply wet a large towel & place it over the flame in the pot or pan to allow the combustion reaction to consume the oxygen in the contained utensil so the fire will go out.

Throwing water on the flaming pot or pan will exacerbate the fire as shown in the video because water has a higher density than oil & will therefore sink to the bottom of the pot or pan where it will instantly expand after becoming superheated thereby throwing the fire into the rest of the kitchen as shown on the video.

Do not throw sugar or flour on an oil fire - one cup of either creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.

It also is a good idea to have a fire extinguisher handy in your kitchen & be familiar with how to use it - but a simple wetted towel can save many a day & house.


  1. thank you, once read that salt will put out the fire but will remember your good advice!! Keep writing. Maybe by 2012 all the "change" wannabees will have had their fill................bad to worse!!