Top 5 Facts about The Fourth of July…Shawn William Byrd Thinks Funny!

Ok, you asked for it, so Shawn William Byrd is posting the top 5 facts about The Fourth of July:

In no particular order, they are:

1. It falls on the same day of the month, every year;
2. 99% of the time it is in the summer months;
3. There are plenty of burn accidents;
4. Pretty fires light up the sky;
5. Freedom, baby!

Of course, there are the barbeque gatherings, the fun with the fireworks (for those of you who live in a fireworks-friendly state), and the feeling of freedom.

If the facts seem a bit out of sorts, just know this: they are correct to within +/-1%, and they make more sense than not. Really, read them out loud and determine whether or not the previous sentence is accurate. As for being the “Top 5″, for the purpose of this article you can be your bottom dollar that they are. I mean, Shawn William Byrd is an authority on this [on this website], and will not obfuscate or bend the truth in any way. Neither for dollars nor pounds. Maybe pound cake, but not, because cheese cake is far superior. This is also a dessert served at many of the barbeques mentioned above.

Usually, the weather has to hold-out in order for the sky rockets to take flight. Look at the picture below, and tell my what you see:

This rainbow was seen and photographed by Shawn William Byrd. He is a researcher and has written numerous articles and performed experiments with electronics. This is one of his blogs that carries his articles.

A pretty rainbow, as Shawn William Byrd has photographed.

The weather has cooperated at that park, and a rainbow was left in place of the rain that had previously fallen. Thank you for looking, and Shawn William Byrd hopes that you and yours will continue to enjoy the Fourth of July, here in the U.S.

When Will 1984 Get Here, Asks Shawn William Byrd…Fiction

What happens when a society gets so corrupted by power and control, that not even Shawn William Byrd can manage to wrap his head around it? I suppose it will be a bit like George Orwell’s 1984.

One thing that I find interesting, is when reference to 1984 is meant to be exactly like the book. A true antagonist would tell you that only the core concepts need be followed. Change in attitudes towards other countries and belief systems, crowd and population control, surveillance of the populace, and the criminalization of and desensitization to most things. This “creeping” effect is what is dangerous and can get someone to their ultimate goal of total power.

It’s a shame, says Shawn Byrd, that this is happening. Ask those from other countries that had to fight for their freedom, they will tell you how precious and important it is. Most citizens here don’t know jack, and they are perfectly content to keep their head in the sand. Vernacular, love it!

This is not a rant or crazy idea post, but a heads-up on how ignorant of the past are too many people.

Look at history, look at the greed of others, look at how irrational behavior gets in levels of power that can control your every move. Think.


DHS Keywords are Shawn William Byrd ‘s Favorite!

So, here is something Shawn William Byrd is presenting that sticks in the craw of many – keywords. Namely, those being scanned by the government and especially the DHS. Found a list somewhere, and here are a few of them.

Domestic Security

Assassination
Attack
Domestic security
Drill
Exercise
Cops
Law enforcement
Authorities
Disaster assistance
Disaster management
DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office)
National preparedness
Mitigation
Prevention
Response
Recovery
Dirty bomb
Domestic nuclear detection
Emergency management
Emergency response
First responder
Homeland security
Maritime domain awareness(MDA)
National preparedness
initiative
Militia
Shooting
Shots fired
Evacuation
Deaths
Hostage
Explosion (explosive)
PoliceDisaster medical assistanceteam (DMAT)
Organized crime
Gangs
National security
State of emergency
Security
Breach
Threat
Standoff SWAT
Screening
Lockdown
Bomb (squad or threat)
Crash
Looting
Riot
Emergency Landing
Pipe bomb
Incident
Facility

This is only one section, of course. Why would I publish this? Why not. Free speech and all that, right?

Should I worry about what happens? No, because I am probably already on the radar, with my family and whatnot.


Word is That Shawn William Byrd is Fixing the Google+ Button, ’cause they changed!

Something happened when Google changed their “+” button, notes Shawn William Byrd. AddThis does not have it anymore (at least not easily). So, here is the Google code for it, and hopefully it works.


When in Boston Bombing, Shawn William Byrd doesn’t Know Why…Fiction

Holy hand grenades, Batman! As noted by Shawn William Byrd, there was a bombing here in the U.S., just like any other country in the world. There are those who don’t know what the hell is going on, but we do. It’s an invasion…of the invading invaders!

No, I am not going to make light of the deaths/injuries of the honorable victims. I will also not joke about the severity of the purpose of this [bombing and terror] operation. I just won’t be saying who I think may be involved. That’s all, nothing else.

Invading invaders invade a town. A big town, full of people. Rambling on like Led Zeppelin, the story keeps going, but it ultimately leads to a secret base. A secret so secret that it isn’t even know to it’s creator! How? By not only working on the secret in pieces, it was also fashioned by multiple parties (drunken orgies, more like), so as not to reveal the actual purpose of the secretive secret that secretes secrecy.

Jeez louise, this was a lame post.

Get Your Ducks In A Row…by Shawn William Byrd – Fiction

Did you know that Shawn William Byrd found out what the term “ducks in a row” means? It goes a little like this:

Shawn William Byrd ducks small a picture of three plastic ducks

Shawn William Byrd ducks small a picture of three plastic ducks

Bakers would have to get there ingredients, and especially the yeast, ready for the days’ baking. Their method for setting up their workspace was such that all things aligned at the edge of the table, so it would be easy for them to place the various ingredients in the mixer.

Once they finished mixing the dough, and after the final rise, but just before they placed the pans in the oven, is when the magic happened. The way they let people know that the bread would be ready to eat was to place their pet ducks in the windows of the shop. Each baker was required (by order of the King), to have three ducks on premises at all times.

Now, the ducks did not like the smell of the yeasty bread, so they would huddle together in the window, and since it was a narrow sill, they would look as if they were “in a row”. Shawn Byrd believes this, and so should you!

The White House State of Union by Shawn William Byrd…Fiction

So, if the State of the Union address by President Obama is disappointing, what should we do, writes Shawn William Byrd?

I don’t know, but some people are inclined to think it the end of the world. Did you know it has been the end of the world for every generation since the dawn of time? Really. There is always something going on that ends the lives and livelihood of others. Unfortunately, that is a true statement. However, what causes the end constantly changes over time.

Thyme is interesting in that it makes food taste good. If you are a chef or involved in the food-service industry, then you know about what I write.

This is an idiotic post, something forced and unnatural. Like the undead, or some of these gawd-awful movie stars who can’t keep there opinions to themselves. They probably want to say crass or uplifting statements about Obama, but what does that lip service actually represent? Hot air, most likely. Action movies are pretty neat, though.

When Will The Shooting Stop…by Shawn William Byrd…Fiction

Of the many things in the news, Shawn Byrd has noticed the Second Amendment fights, the gun debate, and all the tin foil hat stuff. There is the Adam Lanza thing, which nobody seems to be able to get their head around. What if, and I’m just going out on a limb, but what if this world was just like The Matrix? It would then all make sense, right.

Imagine, nobody is really hurt or dead, because it is a simulation in our brain. There is no disease or famine, no pain or suffering. Even the bullets are simply the simulated nerve signals, and our brain believes them to be real. It was an intriguing movie, and if true, all the questions of life would be answered.

However, Shawn thinks that we would now have to explain the reality before the simulation. So maybe this is the pre-simulation part of the story, and all this pain and fighting is real.

Hmm.

North Korea has some issues, notes Shawn William Byrd…Fiction

I hear that North Korea, the DPRK, has some interesting nuclear news, Shawn Byrd has discovered. They are attempting to target the United States with nuclear weapons. Really, they have a rocket and everything!

Bomb strain posted by Shawn Byrd

How much credence should be given to this? Not much, but baby steps can take a person far. Of course, a rocket doesn’t step, it launches into the air, but it doesn’t fly, either. Through constant thrust, it travels. Ooh, baby, thrust! Digression…

Let’s see what the world would be like with a rocket attack on the U.S. It will be an either-or outcome. The United States has become kinda crappy with it’s response to attacks, especially with the Obama Administration. He is not a stand-up kind of President. He is, however, a street-minded politician who would doubly stab you in the back, or sucker punch you. The U.S. would probably whine and cry, because they would not try to wipe off the map an aggressor. Unless a nuclear bomb hit a major city like L.A., or Seattle. Then, maybe, there would be an issue.

One bomb, one strike, one win. The DPRK would now take over the U.S., because nobody wants to use nuclear weapons, right? I’d use them if it would save buttloads of lives. Ending a war quickly and efficiently makes sense, but some like to draw it out. So, DPRK wins, and we have food stalls all over the place, no weapons allowed, and we must bow to our great leader. Sci fi people would go ape, because all the propaganda posters and whatnot would be just like the movies. Get an “in” with the new government, and live the life of luxury.

Then, the world is the only thing left between this daydream and reality.

Lasagne recipe by Shawn Byrd

Here is my recipe for homemade lasagne. I hope you like it.

Ingredients (for a square pan):

(6) Lasagne noodles (each becomes 1-1/2x the pan length)

(24) ounces sauce *see end of article

(12) ounces cottage cheese, small curd

(16) ounces mozzarella cheese, lowfat

Basil and Oregano

Shawn Byrd Lasagne ingredients

Take note that the ingredients (except for the noodles) are give-and-take. I just do this by eye. It fits in the pan well, but if you make it too tall, it simmers over the edge and takes extra time to cook.

First, boil your noodles. Make them al dente. This way they help absorb some of the liquid that is generated during cooking the prepared lasagne. There are oven-ready noodles, but not sure how those would turn out. Depending on the wetness of the sauce, they could be good.

Second, mash the cottage cheese with a small fork (or whatever you want), to give it a creamy consistency. It will actually look a lot like ricotta. Add basil and oregano. It doesn’t show well in the picture above, but probably use a couple teaspoonfuls of each.

Now, spread a little sauce on the bottom of the pan, like below. No need to spray it.

Shawn Byrd Lasagne

Next, lay down some noodles for your first layer.

Shawn Byrd Lasagne noodles

Then, put a bit of the cottage cheese mixture on the noodles.

Shawn Byrd Lasagne cottage cheese

Next, lather some sauce on top.

Shawn Byrd Lasagne sauce

After that, sprinkle some cheese. It will melt down, so you don’t worry too much about the height. If you like the look of cheese for the top (so that it would be completely covered, brown & melty), just go somewhat light during the first 2 layers.

Shawn Byrd Lasagne cheese layer

Ok, so do this above step for a total of 3 layers. The top cheese should look nice; cover the sauce at the corners if you can. The edges make the whole thing look finished, once cooked.

Shawn Byrd Lasagne top cheese

Lastly, tent it with foil (so the cheese doesn’t stick to the top). Spray the foil if you like.

Shawn Byrd Lasagne foiled

Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Remove the foil, and hit it for another 10 minutes or so. You can CAREFULLY use the top broiler on low if you so choose. Please don’t burn the cheese! That’s almost a sin!

And, this is what it looks like: OOPS! I ate it, so I don’t have a picture. It was good, trust me. I’ve tried twice to get a cooked picture, but I always forget :)

*The sauce is homemade, a bit thicker than the watery store stuff. And more flavorful.I could put the recipe up, but I don’t know, it’s awfully good…