WA Delegate (non-executive): The Justified and Ancient Nation of NewTexas (elected )
Embassies: Wysteria, The Heartland, 10000 Islands, Canada, Yggdrasil, Antarctic Oasis, Monkey Island, North Pacific, The Black Market, Kittens Sanctuary, Malibu Islands, Ulthar, Global Right Alliance, Spiritus, Renegade Islands Alliance, Nasicournia, and 5 others.The Exodus, Gay, Forest, Philosophy 115, and the Rejected Realms.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Efficient Economies in Texas
Nations ranked highly are the most ruthlessly efficient at translating raw resources, including people, into economic output.
As a region, Texas is ranked 6,292nd in the world for Most Efficient Economies.
|1.||The Justified and Ancient Nation of NewTexas||Anarchy||“Home of Big Tex!”|
|2.||The United Kingdoms of Grays Harbor||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Caballien Misain Ye”|
|3.||The Golden Anniversary of Trecdom2||Democratic Socialists||“50 Years of Trekking!”|
|4.||The Call for the Dead of Richard I||Father Knows Best State||“Be sure to drink your Ovaltine®!”|
|5.||The Concordium of Independent Planets||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Freedom above all”|
|6.||The Modified Acceleration Engine of HotRodia||Anarchy||“Live Free or Drive Hard”|
|7.||The Republic of Lichian||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Onward to the new dawn”|
|8.||The Je größer Geflügel Republik of Das Schmutzige Huhn||Iron Fist Consumerists||“die schmutzigen Hühner spielt immer schmutzig”|
|9.||The Galactic Empire of Gig em Aggies||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Hullabaloo Caneck Caneck”|
|10.||The Die Utopie of Naval Guns||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Wir kommen in Frieden, aber Sie gehen in Stücke”|
- : The United Nation of Zemoro arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Justified and Ancient Nation of NewTexas banned The Protectorate of Horsell from the region.
- : The Protectorate of Horsell departed this region for The Glorious Nations of Iwaku.
- : The Protectorate of Horsell arrived from KAISERREICH.
- : The cappuccino cowboy ceased to exist.
- : The Visiting Nation of Nox ceased to exist.
- : The Colony of Ella2 6 of the region DCG proposed constructing embassies.
- : Third order ceased to exist.
- : The Socialist States of Oceania Founder of the region Oceania proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Commonwealth of Tenaltel departed this region for UNTAE.
Texas Regional Message Board
Is this the end of Star Wars?
Its a milking cow issue. Taking a good storyline and milking it to the end which ends in really really bad products.
Best examples are:
The James bond franchise (you can't compare old Sean Connery and maybe early pierce brosnan to today).
The DC Comics, Superman / Batman.
Jaws (who cares about mother shark who revenge son shark).
Even though I'm not a fan of star wars, I agree with GRO-Armed, . No.7, was boring compare to the early movies.
(normally you can get away with a movie if there are some actors you really like - lets say Portman, but this was just Documentary awful).
Yup. that concern has been voiced over Star Trek coming back to TV next year. Sure it will be nice to have another show, but perhaps 5 tv shows is enough.
Yes there is.
Any Star Trek.
You beat us to it The Atheist Experience! With a multiverse as large as Star Trek's there is more than enough content for another series. They just need fresh writers. The Stargate franchise thrived when they changed up the writers every couple of years, but when they stopped, they stagnated and crashed and burned.
Those draconian requirements for fan-made productions pretty much relegate it to HS and/or college AV productions. However, the fact that they could do anything in the past was amazing. If you compare that to infringing on Disney's copyrights or Lucas' copyrights, or anybody else's for that matter, then it was amazing anything at all got produced aside from fan fiction.
**** New WA Resolution Notification *****
There is currently a new General Assembly Resolution at vote. When expressing your opinion, please note which Resolution it is for. And remember Texans, your individual vote does count!
The new Resolution is called:
"Repeal "Preventing Animal Abuse"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#372 Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #372: Preventing Animal Abuse (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out"...
<see the General Assembly for full text and to vote>
Oh Boy, The Animals Killers are back! They tried to repeal this earlier this month and came up short with only 34% of the vote. Now they are trying again. When this one came around at the end of May, 2016, Texans were a little split by a vote of 3 for and 1 against on the subject. This is the one where you were morally indecent if you voted against it and it passed by a healthy percentage (80%). We liked it because we don't want to hurt the animals. However, the big mean evil Repeal Cartel wants to repeal this one so they can experiment on the poor, helpless, defenseless creatures of the world. Bah! Vote your conscious Texas. 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 flat on the last GA vote -- Pesticide Regulations -- which was passed after gaining 84.95% 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 3 FOR and 0 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 Monday and in the World Assembly voting booth by 11:00pm Texas Time on Tuesday the 28th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 3670 Votes AGAINST: 707
PS: Remember, be sure to vote at the World Assembly too!
***** Texas Saturday Breakfast *****
Man-O-Man! For today's Texas Saturday Breakfast, we present Pigs In A Blanket Breakfast! We have plenty of our various homemade Sausages (pork, beef, venison, chicken, turkey, chorizo, hot, mild or sweet) all rolled up and browned to perfection. We have sausage links coming out our ears. Here's where the fun begins! For the traditionalist, we have the standard pigs which are breakfast sausages rolled in biscuit dough and baked until golden brown and delicious. For the hipsters, we have the funk! Mason Jar Pigs are made by pouring pancake batter in a mason jar, stuffing sausage links in the batter and baking the whole thing. The final product is a tube of delicious! Not funky enough? We have Flaky Kielbasa Breakfast Pigs - a good-sized chunk of a big ol' fat kielbasa, slathered with grape jelly and rolled in puff pastry. Flaky, sweet, savory perfection! Woo! Want your pigs taco-style? We will whip up some sweet golden pancakes, slap in a sausage and fold it over for the Pancake Pig Taco. Like butter with your sausage? We make Butter Croissant Pigs by wrapping breakfast sausages in super-buttery, super-flaky croissant dough and baking them up for a yummy little surprise for the unsuspecting. For the true Texan, we have Pigs in a Corn Blanket - a sweet corn pancake batter poured into muffin tins and then stuffed with halved maple-sage sausage links. You can dip these babies in maple syrup or mustard or both! Are you feeling it yet? This is some good stuff we have here today! Our final offering is the Super Pigs in a Blanket. This yummer is a healthy apple-chicken sausage paired with our famous maple-sage whole-hog sausage in a double-wide configuration and wrapped with a chunk of extra-sharp cheddar cheese in a crescent roll that is then wrapped in bacon and baked up to a glorious gold brown! How-De-Doo! Come on down, get you some pigs and we will throw them in a blanket of your choice. The Juice Bar is stocked up with all the standard juices - Orange, Apple, Grapefruit and Tomato. Today's Funky Stuff is the Purple Nurple - a Blended Blueberry, Grape and Purple Basil Smoothie! 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!®
***** 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. The current record is a marathon nine hours forty three minutes!
The new Chat Site is here if you want to go straight there: http://texasregion.net/blab70/login.php Please register with your nation name. 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, 595 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 11¾ years! Check it out! Good stuff!