WA Delegate (non-executive): The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas (elected 111 days ago)
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 3 others.Nasicournia, The Exodus, and Gay.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Rebellious Youth in Texas
World Census observers counted the number of times their car stereo was stolen from outside fast food stores to determine which nations have relatively high levels of youth-related crime.
As a region, Texas is ranked 2,064th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
|1.||The Modified Acceleration Engine of HotRodia||Anarchy||“Live Free or Drive Hard”|
|2.||The Friendly Republic of Dennisov||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Can we ever have too much of a good thing?”|
|3.||The Fuel-Injected Federation of Texan Hotrodders||Anarchy||“Timing is Key!”|
|4.||The XKI Ambassador of Louisa Connolly-Burnham||New York Times Democracy||“Guess who's back?”|
|5.||The Federation of Amandil||Left-wing Utopia||“Eat More Chicken!”|
|6.||The Pirate League of Mocanaqua||Left-wing Utopia||“No Prey, No Pay ”|
|7.||The Giantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins||Civil Rights Lovefest||“If it doesn't matter who wins or loses; why keep score?”|
|8.||The Allied States of AmandilTwo||Civil Rights Lovefest||“ ”|
|9.||The Holy Empire of Dogbreathistan||Capitalist Paradise||“Nation created for the TNP purge 3MAR2010”|
|10.||The 400 ft tall lizard of Godzillas Tokyo||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Shake your grove thang!”|
- 3 hours ago: The Federation of Daisy Cutters arrived from Lazarus.
- 1 day 18 hours ago: The Republic of Arcadia Lux arrived from The West Pacific.
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Abest ceased to exist.
- 1 day 23 hours ago: The Southern Slavers Province of Ectarlars of the region New Democratic Republic of Foothills proposed constructing embassies.
- 2 days 22 hours ago: Dallas cowboys texas ceased to exist.
- 4 days ago: The Republic of Screwyouguysimgoinhome arrived from The North Pacific.
- 4 days ago: The Republic of Lichian arrived from Osiris.
- 6 days ago: The Republic of Presidium of the Congress departed this region for Canada.
- 6 days ago: The Republic of Presidium of the Congress arrived from The Rejected Realms.
- 7 days ago: The Empire of The Palermo II arrived from Osiris.
Texas Regional Message Board
I thought James Bond was 007. *smirk*
puns these days.
**** New WA Resolution Notification *****
There is currently a new General Assembly Resolution at vote. When expressing your opinion, please note for which Resolution. And remember Texans, your individual vote does count!
The new Resolution is called:
"Repeal "Sexual Privacy Act"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#16 Proposed by: The Dark Star Republic
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #16: Sexual Privacy Act (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out"...
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Shoot, things were going so well in the World Assembly. We are back though. At least it is a Repeal, and, it is authored by a former Texas Secretary of WA Affairs no less. This is an old one from September, 2008 that Texas hated with only 1 for and 12 against. As a nation, NewTexas did not like it because we felt it was legislating morality in your nation, with the emphasis on "your". 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 FOR 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 flat on the last GA vote -- Repeal "Responsible Arms Trading" -- which was passed after gaining 75.42% 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 7 publicly-expressed opinions on the last Resolution with the final Texas tally running 1 FOR and 6 AGAINST and 0 ABSTAIN and 0 UNDECIDED. Texans were a little split.
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!
All WA Member nations please vote. Please make your opinions known in Texas by 11:00pm Wednesday and in the World Assembly voting booth by 11:00am Texas Time on Sunday the 24th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 5594 Votes AGAINST: 1227
PS: Remember, be sure to vote at the World Assembly too!
For the repeal.
I am for the repeal. The law it's repealing seems awful rushed and ah, liberal. No offense to the liberals here, of course!
HotRodia is ranked 1st in Texas and 46th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring 118 on the Bus Surprisal Index.
I told you all that Ethanol is bad for you, but did you listen?
Walked away from paintball with only 2 bruises. I'd say that's pretty good.
Well, people have died from those before, and boy scouts banned paintballs...
***** Texas Saturday Breakfast *****
Yahootie! Saturday breakfast time! For today's dining delight, courtesy of The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas, we present Saturday Fajita and Egg Tacos! Get your day started off right with this big beefy, juicy steak and egg taco! Genuine Texas Angus Beef is freshly-butchered on-premises and is gently grilled before your eyes on the open grill to tender, juicy perfection. At the same time, delicious, super jumbo, organic, farm-fresh, brown eggs are scrambled to order. These two simple, expertly-prepared ingredients are rolled in a hot, fresh flour tortilla made onsite multiple times daily. We have the Salsa Bar up and running with everything you could possibly want to top your taco including Cheesy Queso, Fresh Pico de Gallo, Fire-Roasted Salsa and fresh Cilantro! It doesn't stop there! We also have fresh homemade creamy Guacamole, Sour Cream and delicious shredded Longhorn Jack Cheddar cheese available for making your breakfast as special as you are! We will open The Juice Bar with all the standard juices - Orange, Apple, Grapefruit, Tomato. The funky one today is Mint Mango Mulch. For one day only, we have a harder selection, our new Jalapeño Maria de Sangre. Try "The Suicide" - we dare you! If fresh fruit is not your bag, we will be stirring up Tang on request. 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. Texas coffee doesn't get much better. Come on down and start your day right Texas. You know you want to!®
***** Cross Regional Games - CRTA - Cross Regional Tennis Association Edition News *****
When we last left the Varangian Open Championships last weekend, Team Texas had already been shut out in the Quarterfinals. The Finals in Galicia-Volhynia were not without controversy, on the Women's side at least. It seems that the Women's winner of the Antler Tree Trophy, Yanina Wickmayer, formerly of the nation of Jahmurai, representing Mordor, was not actually representing Jahmurai or Mordor since her nation had ceased to exist 15 days prior to the start of the Grand Slam Event! Team Texas debated bringing this point of order to the CRTA officials, however, Big Tex had already departed before the anomaly was detected. It is unknown exactly who Yanina Wickmayer is or represents, but it is known she surely can play tennis. This one may need to be marked with an asterisk. On the Men's side, it was an all 10000 Islands Final. Philip Raul of Ater Nox faced off against Ken Madigan of Barry the Butler for the Antler Tree trophy with Ater Nox taking it home. Congratulations to all the winners of the Varangian Open! Full Match Results here:
***** Texas Chat Reminder *****
The Texas Weekly Chat Session will be Saturday (TODAY) at High Noon Texas Time (CDT) ***Saturday*** in the Chat Forum on the offsite forum. 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. Texas Chat, 540 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 10½ years! Check it out! Good stuff!