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Indian Empire wrote:Oh my gosh... I don't know if y'all watched that final round... but if you didn't you should seriously look at some Tiger highlights. It felt like the old, dominant Tiger everyone once knew was out there. He shot an insane 6 under 64 to reach 14 under par. It was enough to make him solo second place, two behind winner Brooks Koepka.
So what place on the leaderboard did Happy place?
For perspective, this was Tiger's best performance in a major this decade and his best performance in a major period since his runner up finish in the 2009 PGA Championship (NINE years ago). This performance also moved Tiger up the official world rankings, from 51st to 26th.

Here's some highlights from Tiger's day for those who didn't catch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-kam9k9wa0

The World Assembly is considering a resolution to forbid member states from having capital punishment.

Repeal: “Crime and Punishment”

I am AGAINST this resolution because I think states should be free to decide for themselves whether or not to allow capital punishment for serious crimes.

Ryanvile

Seeker Alpha wrote:The World Assembly is considering a resolution to forbid member states from having capital punishment.

Repeal: “Crime and Punishment”

I am AGAINST this resolution because I think states should be free to decide for themselves whether or not to allow capital punishment for serious crimes.

agreed this affects me i have capital punishment i and my nation believes if a criminal does a serious crime he deserves the death penalty

Issues Test Bed wrote:I didn't say the bull did not care. In fact, he seemed to care very much. I believe the phrase I am looking for is "the bull took umbrage." I backed that VW bug up that hill as fast as I could hoping and praying there was no one coming my way over that hill. The bull charged about half the way before it slowed and eventually stopped in the road staring at me going backwards up that hill.

ROFL XD! I'm terribly sorry for laughing and it must have been awful to experience firsthand but it sounds hillarious.

Ryanvile

Seeker Alpha wrote:The World Assembly is considering a resolution to forbid member states from having capital punishment.

Repeal: “Crime and Punishment”

I am AGAINST this resolution because I think states should be free to decide for themselves whether or not to allow capital punishment for serious crimes.

It isn't this proposed resolution that would bar WA members from using capital punishment: This would simply repeal the existing resolution that limits their ability to do so while making a complete ban impossible. What you have to worry about is the complete ban that's next on the repeal author's agenda...

NewTexas, Safj, Ryanvile, and The lazy scrublands

**** 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: "Crime And Punishment"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#375 Proposed by: United Massachusetts

General Assembly Resolution #375 "Crime and Punishment" (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out"...

<see the General Assembly for full text and to vote>

Synopsis: The General Assembly once again attempts to make The World a better place by repealing a Death Penalty blocker put in place by our friends over in the IDU. This would be the first step on a path to outlawing it outright. While the current law is not perfect, sometimes blockers are a necessary evil to protect us from worse laws. Zero Stars. 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 in the gutter on the last GA vote -- Ban On Conversion Therapy -- which was passed after gaining 86.0% 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 1 publicly-expressed opinions on the last Resolution with the final Texas tally running 1 FOR and 0 AGAINST and 0 ABSTAIN and 0 UNDECIDED. Texans were unanimous! Um, yay?

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 Texas WA Member nations please vote. Please make your Texan opinions known in Texas by 11:00 PM Wednesday and in the World Assembly voting booth by 11:00 AM Texas Time on Thursday the 16th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 8893 Votes AGAINST: 2849

Big Tex

PS: Remember, be sure to vote at the World Assembly too!

Hey Texas!

Greetings from 10000 Islands!

Only took about 2 weeks to reverse the ban on body piercing

**** 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:
"Uniform Labeling Of Hazardous Goods
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.

Category: Free Trade Strength: Mild Proposed by: Ransium

The World Assembly,

Praising the work already done to unify safety standards for commercial transport"...

<see the General Assembly for full text and to vote>

Synopsis: Our friend over in Forest, Ransium, is trying to convince the General Assembly that he has an idea to make The World a better place by creating a World Assembly Nations standard labeling process for hazardous materials. This is an easily-implemented plan that will have little cost and may prevent deadly disasters in the future. We like it. Four Stars. 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 in the gutter on the last GA vote -- Repeal: "Crime And Punishment" -- which was passed after gaining 74.7% 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 1 publicly-expressed opinions on the last Resolution with the final Texas tally running 0 FOR and 1 AGAINST and 0 ABSTAIN and 0 UNDECIDED. Texans were unanimous! Um, yay?

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 Texas WA Member nations please vote. Please make your Texan opinions known in Texas by 11:00 PM Sunday and in the World Assembly voting booth by 11:00 AM Texas Time on Monday the 20th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 7660 Votes AGAINST: 723

Big Tex

PS: Remember, be sure to vote at the World Assembly too!

Balestier Majestic wrote:ROFL XD! I'm terribly sorry for laughing and it must have been awful to experience firsthand but it sounds hillarious.

Don't be sorry. After that fact it is very funny.

***** Texas Saturday Breakfast *****

WooHoo, it is Saturday Breakfast Time! Today is Milk Toast Breakfast! HeeYaa! For milquetoast Texans, we present you with Genuine Texas Moo Juice and roasty, toasty Texas Toast goodness! In the cow category, your Milk selections will include ice cold Whole Milk in mason jars, we have Half & Half if you want to kick it up a notch, or go gonzo with pure fresh, heavy Cream in a shot glass, or, for the health conscious, 2% Milk, for the adventurous, Chocolate Milk made from hearty, Texas-processed dark cocoa beans and for the lactose intolerant, we have Soy Milk which isn't really milk at all, but, well... For the old-timers, Tia Tex has hauled ol' Bessie down from the ranch for authentic Moo Juice right off the, um, tap at a healthy 101.5° F (38.6° C) degrees. For your Toast dining pleasure, we have traditional white bread, soft and spongy right out of the plastic bag! For the health conscious, we have brown whole wheat bread. For the gonzo health nuts, we have Seventeen Grain Nut & Seed Loaf with all kinds of healthy grassy things ground up made into a bread of sorts that can be toasted. Of course, there will be thick slab Texas Toast either toasted in the oven or grilled on the flat top. We also have super-yummy cinnamon toast and cinnamon-raisin bread toast. For the funky-inclined, we have Rye Bread Toast, Pumpernickel Toast, Rosemary Bread Toast, Challah Bread Toast, Zucchini Bread Toast and English Toasting Bread toast. The chefs just keep popping out so many various loaves of bread, if you don't see something you like, just ask. Onto the toast toppings! Woo, we are swooning now. If you thought there was a lot of toast, there are almost more topping for toast, glorious toast. Nature's Finest Food! We will just start listing them - plain ol' Buttered Toast (salted or no), Flavored Butter Toast, Peanut Butter Toast, Peanut Butter and Jelly Toast, Nutella Toast, Honey Toast, Cheese Toast, Applesauce on Toast, Peanut Butter and Banana Toast and Peanut Butter and Apple Toast. Jellies and other condiments include the ubiquitous grape (our favorite), strawberry preserves, banana compote, orange marmalade, blueberry preserves, blackberry jam, guava, persimmon and pomegranate preserves. Not into sweet toppings for your toast? We have cream gravy, with or without the chipped beef. The offerings are mind-boggling for this wonderful breakfast food that is awesome any time of the day! 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. Come on down and start your day right Texas. You know you want to!®

***** Texas Election Reminder *****

In Texas Election News, the Second Trimester 2018 Texas Election Week is almost over. If you haven't voted yet, shake a leg and head to the offsite and make your voice heard!

http://s2.zetaboards.com/Texas/forum/3000063/

Let's go Texas! Election Week closes Sunday, TOMORROW, at High Noon! Go, Vote, Now!

***** 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 Texas Chat Site is here: 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 plenty of Friends of Texans. We have it all and all are welcome. Texas Chat, 702 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 14 years! Check it out! Good stuff!

I'll be moving a puppet of mine here in the near future at sometime so keep an eye out for it!

Helloooo Texas!

I am KJU Marshall's puppet.

Excited to be here. Just give me the gist of this region and I will be happy to live here for as long as this thing is alive.

I live in Texas so a bonus. Hook em Horns! Sorry Aggie and Tech fans.

Just joined forums so if a Moderator is on, I would like to activate that account.

Texas Longhorns Fan wrote:Just joined forums so if a Moderator is on, I would like to activate that account.

We try not to invoke the "M" word in Texas.

Issues Test Bed wrote:We try not to invoke the "M" word in Texas.

Ah. Ok. I will add that to the Bad Words in Texas dictionary just made.

Texas Longhorns Fan wrote:Ah. Ok. I will add that to the Bad Words in Texas dictionary just made.

we're not gonna have problems you and I are we?

***** State of The Region Address *****

April 15, 2018

Greetings Citizens of Texas!

Texas Elections Voting Week is over. It is our great pleasure to present to the region, the brand new Texas Government for the Second Trimester 2018!!!

***The Texas Government***

**The Texas Cabinet**

The Governor of Texas - The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas
The Lieutenant Governor of Texas - The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins
The Secretary of Defense of Texas - The James Holzhauer of Indian Empire
The Secretary of World Assembly Affairs of Texas - The Serene Compassionate Utopia of Safj
The Secretary of State of Texas - The Randomness of Trecdom2

**Texas Representative Council**

The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of Ewing Oil Co
The Galactic Empire of Gig em Aggies
The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed
The Kingdom of Shemiki
The Southeast Texan Republic of United States of Woodward

**Texas Constitutional Update**

-- None --

The Great Region of Texas officially issues Congratulations to each and every nation that was elected, that ran, that voted, that viewed these proceedings! These were some great elections as usual. This Trimester, there were few surprises in a nice change of pace. First off, one of our two Joint Secretaries of State did not run for re-election leaving Trecdom2 uncontested for the position, which he won handily. Secondly, over in World Assembly Affairs, long-time candidate Safj won that race in the only contested race defeating incumbent Seeker Alpha. Indian Empire kept the title of Secretary of Defense and Hiram of Studly Penguins remains The Lieutenant Governor of Texas. We are sure that well-placed speech pushed him to that unanimous re-election.

The TRC looks similar, but new this Trimester. While last Trimester, Shemiki and Gig Em Aggies declined to run, this Trimester, the did an about face and the people of Texas are glad they did and elected both of them. JR of The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of Ewing Oil Co retains his seat as well as The Southeast Texan Republic of United States of Woodward and the ever-popular The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed as the three incumbents returning to service to Texas. Once again, we have a full complement of veteran TRC members to represent and serve Texas and all will be valuable assets to Texas Government and we look forward to working with each and every one again.

In Texas Constitutional matters, we had none. Once again, that is a tribute to the quality of our Constitution.

Please join us in commending all of Texas for their participation in this Trimester's Election! This Election was light in the participation again this Trimester, down from the previous one. We still do not get how out of 165 some odd nations (down 54 from 219 last Election), only 9 choose to vote (down 4 from 13 last Election). It is kind of sad. However, these jobs all require work, real work, not just role play work, so it is a tribute to those who did run. Texans are still very much alive, yet older, and are a dynamic bunch even after all these years! Kudos!

Big cheers to all the members of Texas Government!

Overall, this has been great fun and good times for all Texans. We look forward to seeing how the new freely-elected Government of Texas will make Texas bigger, better and greater than ever! Cheers to The Great Region of Texas!

The Announcement & Party is posted here:
http://s2.zetaboards.com/Texas/topic/7022996/1/

Long Live The Great Region of Texas!

Big Tex
Governor of Texas

Congrats to all election winners; here's hoping for a successful term in office for the new government.

Just a reminder, now that Crime and Punishment has been repealed, it might now be a good time to start coordinating a defense against a capital-punishment ban by the WA. The author and supporters of the death-penalty ban currently being drafted are getting organized -- so should we.

Omigodtheykilledkenny wrote:Congrats to all election winners; here's hoping for a successful term in office for the new government.

Just a reminder, now that Crime and Punishment has been repealed, it might now be a good time to start coordinating a defense against a capital-punishment ban by the WA. The author and supporters of the death-penalty ban currently being drafted are getting organized -- so should we.

While I'm not in favor of capital punishment, I am in favor of a nation having the freedom of choice in the matter. Certainly willing to help collaborate on a resolution.

Omigodtheykilledkenny wrote:Just a reminder, now that Crime and Punishment has been repealed, it might now be a good time to start coordinating a defense against a capital-punishment ban by the WA. The author and supporters of the death-penalty ban currently being drafted are getting organized -- so should we.

He wasn't executed. He fell down the stairs.

{{{First off, one of our two Joint Secretaries of State did not run for re-election leaving Trecdom2 uncontested for the position, which he won handily. Secondly, over in World Assembly Affairs, long-time candidate Safj won that race in the only contested race defeating incumbent Seeker Alpha.}}}

Does this mean I no longer have any business commenting on World Assembly matters?

Seeker Alpha wrote:{{{First off, one of our two Joint Secretaries of State did not run for re-election leaving Trecdom2 uncontested for the position, which he won handily. Secondly, over in World Assembly Affairs, long-time candidate Safj won that race in the only contested race defeating incumbent Seeker Alpha.}}}

Does this mean I no longer have any business commenting on World Assembly matters?

no if your in the WA you still have a right to comment on business relating to them.

Gig em Aggies wrote:no if your in the WA you still have a right to comment on business relating to them.

I haven't been a WA member since about 2009. I still comment at least weekly, sometimes daily.

Eaxactamundo Fris! Everyone, WA or otherwise, is encouraged to comment on the World Assembly, the bane of WA nations' existence. 😊

National Sovereignty for all! Your nation, your rules.

Congrats to all!
I tried to be in WA but it didn't work for very long...I had laws and policies that were in conflict so I left ;_ ;

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