WA Delegate (non-executive): The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas (elected )
Embassies: Wysteria, The Heartland, 10000 Islands, Canada, Yggdrasil, Antarctic Oasis, Monkey Island, Liberty Alliance, North Pacific, The Black Market, Kittens Sanctuary, Malibu Islands, Ulthar, Global Right Alliance, Spiritus, Renegade Islands Alliance, and 5 others.Nasicournia, The Exodus, Gay, Forest, and Philosophy 115.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Trout Fishing Sector in Texas
As a region, Texas is ranked 228th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
|11.||The Queen Victorian Community of Blue Booted Bobbies||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“A policeman`s lot is not a happy one.”|
|12.||The Borderlands of Matagorda||Left-Leaning College State||“Almost a State in Western Texas”|
|13.||The Call for the Dead of Richard I||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Be sure to drink your Ovaltine®!”|
|14.||The Federation of Bosiu||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Per adura ad astra”|
|15.||The Havensky Military of Airship Armada||Civil Rights Lovefest||“The White Fleet of the Havensky Airship Armada”|
|16.||The Free Lands of New Vancouvia||Left-Leaning College State||“To the stars above”|
|17.||The Kingdom of KUNLANDA||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“In God Is Our Trust”|
|18.||The Republic of Cartmanburg||New York Times Democracy||“Respect my Authoritah!”|
|19.||The Republic of United Tacticus||Democratic Socialists||“We go our way”|
|20.||The Die Utopie of Naval Guns||Corporate Police State||“Wir kommen in Frieden, aber Sie gehen in Stücke”|
Regional Poll • How many puppets do you have?
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- : The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas created a new regional poll: "How many puppets do you have?".
- : The Republic of Ohh Brother arrived from Balder.
- : The National Corporation of Voldania arrived from Balder.
- : The Federation of Virtion arrived from Osiris.
- : The Airborne Flock of Migrating Geese departed this region for Testregionia.
- : The Airborne Flock of Migrating Geese arrived from Tgwaran.
- : The Texas Rangers of Lonesome Dove departed this region for The Heartland.
- : The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas created a new regional poll: "Where are you from IRL?".
Texas Regional Message Board
Thank you Grub and Cheers on the Twelve Year Anniversary of the first 10000 Islands victory over invaders! We remember it like it was yesterday. Grub came to Texas seeking help for his region and his beleaguered Delegate Lyonesse (RIP) and wound up spending the night in Texas. We had never met Grub before but that did not matter. Texas is always willing to help!
A week before the battle, 10KI has 13 nations on July 23, 2003. Things started going downhill on the 29th when there were 18 nations followed by 34 on the 31st - a number they would never fall below ever again. Compare that to the hated Empire of Power which had 115 nations on the 23rd and 119 on the 29th when they began piling into 10000 Islands.
It was quite a prolonged battle with the forces of evil coming up with somebody new every time the good guys came up with a new endorsement. It was a battle of logistics and will. The fledgling TITO forces, the Texas Defense Forces, the Urbanites and several others from around The World all joined together to defend 10000 Islands from invader scum. Luckily, when the smoke had cleared, the little region of the 10000 Islands still belonged to Lyonesse and Grub.
Thus TITO was born and 10KI became one of our first allies. Cheers for 10000 Islands!
Very few still live who remember that first hand. In Texas, the only nation we know was there is ElectronicDataSystems. In TITO, despite their impressive 1,597 nations, Grub and maybe Fleeb could be the only ones.
It is worth remembering! All Hail TITO!
Why would somebody live somewhere where a flac cannon can't be open-carried for personal defense reasons? This is intolerably strange. ;)
Oh please in Texas we can have open carry flame throwers cause giant freaking spiders and .50 cal rifles. Lol
But in irl you can legally own a .50 cal anti material rifle.
Wait... Are you serious? If you'll excuse me, I have some shopping to do...
***** Texas Saturday Breakfast *****
WooHootie! Its is Saturday breakfast time, and we are going to celebrate International Bacon Day early in honor of Former Texas Vice President Dewey! Today will be BaconFest! Man, oh man, is there any more glorious food than bacon? Bacon, bacon, bacon as doggies and kitties alike say! We could stop right here and everybody would probably be happy with all-you-can-stand bacon. However, we have some special treats for everyone today. We will start it off with a Rolling Stones favorite - Brown Sugar Bacon, Deluxe. We take genuine Texas thick-slab bacon, dip it in genuine Canadian Maple Syrup, lay it out on a rack, sprinkle it lightly with cayenne pepper and heavily with brown sugar and pop it in the oven until it is all ooey-gooey-chewy yummy. Mmm! Don't like chewy - not a prob - we have borrowed plenty of well-seasoned, jet-black, cast-iron skillets from the Skillets of Doom peeps and are frying both thick and thin to impeccable crispiness. Need a little more pig with your pig? Got it - we have bacon-wrapped L'il Smokies, bacon-wrapped sausage links, bacon-wrapped sausage patties a 'la filet mignon style and the mother of all pig-on-pig recipes - the Bacon Explosion! This beast is a lattice made of two pounds of bacon interwoven into a nice blanket and then wrapped around a roll of spicy hot whole-hog sausage infused with diced bacon and grilled to smoky, crispy perfection and sliced to order. We have single slice, double-cut, half-roll and the "Gimme A Whole One" - four pounds of pig-on-pig glory. Need a little something to go with your bacon? Not a problem. We have bacon bowls - bacon fried up into bowl shape and filled with your choice of egg - scrambled, baked or we will even fry an egg in that sucker. Don't forget to add a side of Bacon Cheese Grits to go with those babies or make it a whole meal. Grits don't get much better than when loaded up with bacon and cheese. Got a sweet tooth? We have you covered with our Bacon Glazed Donut! This buddy is a light as a feather yeast donut that is dipped in a sweet sugary glaze and then dipped in chopped bacon - think bacon sprinkles! Woo! New this year, Chicken Fried Bacon! It is a thin slice of bacon lightly-battered and flash fried to a golden crispiness and is served with a Texcellent country bacon gravy for your dipping pleasure! Oh yeah! Bacon Waffles round out the menu for BaconFest with Texas-shaped waffles chock full of extra-crispy bacon that is still extra-crispy after it is cooked. Top it off with maple syrup and your eyes will roll back inside your head over how yummy this is! Since we cannot think of a single juice that goes with bacon, there is No Juice Bar today. Start your day off the right way; munch out and go back to sleep. Of course, The Never Ending Urn of Coffee is full and ready to help you wash it all down. Come on down and start your day right Texas. You know you want to!®
***** Texas Birthday Reminder *****
Happy Birthday to former Texas Vice President Dewey of TimDauwalter! Yay Dewey! Please join us on the offsite forum wishing him a big ol' Happy Birthday! There is a card posted, we hope you all get to sign it! Or, wish him a happy one here! Dewey is one of the oldest Texans, having arrived 08/27/2003. There are only two with longer Texas citizenship than him (looks at Ltlaliens & Rorschach). Happy Birthday Dewey Buddy!
***** Texas Chat Reminder *****
The Texas Weekly Chat Session will be Saturday (TODAY) at High Noon Texas Time (CDT) ***Saturday***. And, if you can't be there right at Noon, that is Ok, Texas Chat usually runs 3, 4, 5 hours with some Chats running as high as 7 or 8 hours.
We have an all new Chat Site this year that is much better than the old one. It is here if you want to go straight there: http://texasregion.net/blab70/login.php This is a great opportunity for nations old and new to Texas to find out what is going on! We chat, we debate, we talk about the weather, we talk about stuff we like, stuff we hate, random stuff and more stuff. But, it is never stuffy. Usually, it is about meeting your fellow Texans and talking about the latest and most interesting stuff in NationStates at the moment. But then again, sometimes NationStates does not even come up. It is wide-open chatting with peeps from around The World both IRL and NS. It is Texans, EuroTexans, WannabeTexans, ex-Texans and Friends of Texans. We have it all and all are welcome. Texas Chat, 550 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is 11 years! Check it out! Good stuff!
"Un-Official" hello to all Texas TRC Gig em here I have an un-official poll for all.
Question: How many nations do you currently operate or how many have you had in the past?
My Answer: I have currently going 15 active nations although Gig em Aggies is my main nation I have two others here in Texas that I also consider my main nations.
You can ask BT and he'll make it an official poll.
**** New WA Resolution Notification *****
There is currently a new Security Council Resolution at vote. When expressing your opinion, please note which Resolution it is for. And rememqber Texans, your individual vote does count!
The new Resolution is called:
"Repeal "Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Category: Repeal Resolution: SC#17 Proposed by: Terravoss
Description: WA Security Council Resolution #17: Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny shall be struck out"...
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This one is an oldie but goodie dating back to March, 2010. Texans were pretty much against it by a vote of 1 for, 9 against and 1 abstain. There are at least 4 good reasons to vote against this. First, and possibly foremost, despite what the author thinks, OMGTKK does deserve to be condemned for behavior unbecoming a WA member. Well, he might not be a WA member, but that does not keep him out when many wish it did. Secondly, he does not want to be lose the condemnation. Thirdly, OMGTKK is the Founder of one of Texas' oldest allies - Antarctic Oasis. And finally, Kenny, using his Texas nation, just so happens to be the Texas Secretary of World Assembly Affairs and has been such for innumerable times for many, many years. If Kenny tells us this is bad, then we trust Kenny and so should you. Vote against this one. As a reminder, the issue here is the REPEAL of the existing law. A vote AGAINST this Resolution means you are in favor of the existing law and do not want it repealed. A vote FOR this Resolution means you want the law off the books. NewTexas will go on record as AGAINST on this Resolution. This is only the opinion of NewTexas. We look forward to other Texans' opinions and comments on this Resolution. If good arguments to the contrary are made, we will reconsider our position.
The Texas response was down on the last SC vote -- Liberate The Black Riders -- which was defeated after gaining only 18.65% of the vote. As a reminder, all we are looking for is a simple 10% of Texans to say one way or another. We are a force for change in the WA. Every vote counts! There were 4 publicly-expressed opinions on the last Resolution with the final Texas tally running 0 FOR and 4 AGAINST and 0 ABSTAIN and 0 UNDECIDED. Texans were unanimous! Yay!
NewTexas has already voted on this Resolution in advance of publicly expressed opinions. We did this at the urging of many leaders in the World Assembly. As we have been saying for years, Texas is a force in the WA. Many feel that Texas can influence the overall vote if it votes first. There is an observed "lemming effect" that occurs during voting. Apparently a large number of votes are cast based on whichever side of the issue is leading when voters vote. Therefore, to get the most impact from our vote, we are now voting first. We will re-evaluate our original vote at midnight prior to the current vote. As always, we are open to suggestions on how we should vote on this Resolution to most accurately reflect opinion of the populace. Comments are welcome from all nations, both WA Members as well as those who are not. Please make your voice heard on the current issue either on this message board or on our offsite message board. But, by all means, please vote on the WA Page!
If you would like to take part in shaping the world you live in, please vote. Voting is a right and a privilege, please consider using it. And, if you are not a member of the World Assembly, we strongly encourage you to join.
All WA Member nations please vote. Please make your opinions known in Texas by 11:00pm Tuesday and in the World Assembly voting booth by 11:00pm Texas Time on Wednesday the 5th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 572 Votes AGAINST: 2934
PS: Remember, be sure to vote at the World Assembly too!