WA Delegate (non-executive): The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas (elected 154 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 Largest Public Transport Department in Texas
World Census experts captured, tagged, and released buses in order to identify which nations have the largest public transportation systems.
As a region, Texas is ranked 90th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department.
|1.||The Infinitely Holy Glass Case of Preserved Lenin||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Socialism will never die but simply rest in a glass box”|
|2.||The Concordium of Independent Planets||Democratic Socialists||“Freedom above all”|
|3.||The Federation of Amandil||Left-wing Utopia||“Eat More Chicken!”|
|4.||The Friendly Republic of Dennisov||Democratic Socialists||“Can we ever have too much of a good thing?”|
|5.||The United Socialist States of The Obamination||Father Knows Best State||“Fairy tales you can believe in!”|
|6.||The Galactic Empire of Gig em Aggies||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Hullabaloo Caneck Caneck”|
|7.||The Die Utopie of Naval Guns||Corporate Police State||“Wir kommen in Frieden, aber Sie gehen in Stücke”|
|8.||The XKI Ambassador of Louisa Connolly-Burnham||New York Times Democracy||“Guess who's back?”|
|9.||The Je größer Geflügel Republik of Das Schmutzige Huhn||Corporate Police State||“die schmutzigen Hühner spielt immer schmutzig”|
|10.||The Southeast Texan Republic of United States of Woodward||Democratic Socialists||“God. People. Freedom.”|
- 16 minutes ago: The Federation of Daisy Cutters arrived from Lazarus.
- 10 hours ago: Greenland ceased to exist.
- 17 hours ago: The Star Empire of The Titanian Union of the region United Republics and Commonwealths proposed constructing embassies.
- 1 day 9 hours ago: The Confederacy of English-America of the region American Confederation proposed constructing embassies.
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Confederate congress of texas ceased to exist.
- 5 days ago: The Republic of Sciurus Arizonensis of the region Conservative League proposed constructing embassies.
- 5 days ago: Going crazy ceased to exist.
- 5 days ago: The Republic of Chanlantica of the region The federation of chan proposed constructing embassies.
- 6 days ago: The Trailer Trash Ladies of GirlyGirl Texas departed this region for The Prophet Speaks.
- 6 days ago: The Backyard BBQ of HoustonMetro arrived from Osiris.
Texas Regional Message Board
Happy soon to be Independence Day!
Happy 4th of July y'all!! Have fun and stay safe out there!!!
**** 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:
"Protected Status in Wartime
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Human Rights Strength: Significant Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Description: Praising the protected status accorded to"...
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Sheesh! A new war Resolution! This is yet another attempt to legislate war. We do not think the WA should be allowed to write the Laws of War. War is war and each conflict varies from the next. There is no "perfect" war that can be run by a book such as the one the World Assembly is attempting to write. Sure, it would be great if every war was scheduled and signed off on before it began, but then again so would world peace and free cookies and milk every day. Our long-standing position has been that war is war and it is not a thing that can be legislated with realistic expectations. Stuff happens during war. While this Resolution is well-meaning, 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 way down on the last GA vote -- Preserving Antimicrobials -- which was passed after gaining 84.82% 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 3 publicly-expressed opinions on the last Resolution with the final Texas tally running 2 FOR and 1 AGAINST and 0 ABSTAIN and 0 UNDECIDED. Texans were somewhat split on that one.
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 Monday and in the World Assembly voting booth by 11:00pm Texas Time on Tuesday the 7th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 3196 Votes AGAINST: 844
PS: Remember, be sure to vote at the World Assembly too!
***** Texas Saturday Breakfast *****
Yippee, it is Saturday Breakfast Time! Today is Fourth Of July Grilled Breakfast! In honor of the Fourth of July, we will be grilling breakfast today. We will start off with freshly-grilled, Texas-sized, cured, hickory smoked Ham Steaks! Oh Boy, these babies are good and thick, super juicy and expertly grilled with beautiful crosshatch grill marks. Top those bad boys off with skillet fried eggs right off the grill, or, have them scrambled. If you don't want to top your ham steak with eggs, top it off with great grilled pineapple slices caramelized to perfection. Just for fun, try some Grilled Texas Toast French Toast - fat slices of genuine Texas Toast soaked in a tasty cinnamon-vanilla egg bath and grilled to order. If ham is not your deal, there will be sumptuous sage country sausage patties on the grill right next to the super-thick slab bacon. For the adventurous, we will be serving up plenty of back bacon to honor Canada Day (which we forgot to celebrate Wednesday) that will be going on the BBQ as well. Smoked Sausages are smoking and ready to be wrapped in tortillas for Texas-style Pigs in a Blanket. Orange Juice, Tomato juice and Lone Star Beer will all be on tap for your beverage pleasure. It doesn't get much better than this! 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. Enjoy Texas! You know you want to!®
Happy Fourth of July Texas! Here's hoping each and every nation has a fun, safe and BBQ-filled 4th! Cheers!
***** 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, 546 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 10¾ years! Check it out! Good stuff!
Happy 4th of July Texas! Enjoy your long weekend!
Howdy Texas! Happy 4th!
Happy 4th everyone! Where'd I put the giant fireworks...
Uh Patrick you live under water you can't have fireworks of you did you'd probably blow up the Krusty Krab
Actually, yes he CAN have fireworks ^^^