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Issues Test Bed wrote:Does your purring have a calming effect on humans?

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Trecdom2 wrote:Make sure to keep the Tribbles away from the Klingons

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Gig em Aggies wrote:well we could always use the Klingons to "import" the tribbles to every world in the Romulan empire.

Oh God Buddies! Nyah ha ha ha! :)

Tribbles wrote:Thank you for the welcome.

You are welcome. :)

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
International Sushi Day
National Go Fishing Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Every noble work is at first impossible.” - Thomas Carlyle

“I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.” - Euripides

“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” - Helen Keller

“Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.” - Tim Cook

Music of the Day:

U2 - Beautiful Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6WMzDOh1o

On This Day In History:
2014 King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates the Spanish throne to make way for his son Felipe VI

2015 Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home"

2016 Soyuz capsule returns to Earth 1st British International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra after 186 days

2017 French President Emmanuel Macron's party La République en Marche and allies win a majority in 2nd round French legislative elections

2018 President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force

2019 US President Donald Trump announces his campaign for reelection

2019 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces the suspension of the pro-China and highly controversial extradition law, after massive protests in the city

International Sushi Day

June 18th is International Sushi Day, and the first year it was celebrated was in 2009. International Sushi Day was created for one simple reason – to encourage all around the world to eat and love more sushi. Fun fact: Southeast Asians developed the original type of sushi, which consisted of fish wrapped in souring, fermenting rice. The dish then spread to southern China before reaching Japan.

INTERNATIONAL SUSHI DAY ACTIVITIES

Create Your Own Sushi
Pick one of the many ways to create sushi, go to your local fish market, grocery store to buy the ingredients, and handle business. Roll up that sushi with love! Pretty soon you’ll be a sushi-chef in no time.

Give the gift of Sushi
Bring a loved-one or friend to your favorite sushi joint, We’ll make the world a better place, one roll at a time.

Head over to your Local Sushi Restaurant
It’s that easy. Walk-in and enjoy your favorite rolls, or all you can eat portion at your desire.

WHY WE LOVE INTERNATIONAL SUSHI DAY

The Taste
Looking to have your mind blown? The possibilities are endless as you create your own combination of seafood, vegetables, seasonings and sauces and have your sushi your own way. Mmmmm.

It's Very Healthy
It's difficult to get much healthier than raw fish and veg. The rice maybe isn’t the healthiest food in the world, but the carbs in it will give your body the energy it needs. If you’re looking to lose weight and stay in great shape then sushi is the way to go.

Variety
You'll never get bored as there are a plethora of things you can choose with sushi. Even if you don't love everything on the menu you will find something that tastes great. For extra flavor and spice, use soy and wasabi to dip your your food in.

https://nationaltoday.com/international-sushi-day/

National Go Fishing Day

Observed annually on June 18, National Go Fishing Day is a great day to take time from your daily routine to find a stream, a lake or pond, bait your hook, cast your line and catch a fish or two (or ten). Fishing is a recreational pastime of many, and if you’re lucky, you can bring home a fresh catch.

NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY ACTIVITIES

Go out and fish
If you own a boat, great! If not, ask one of your friends to go on a fishing adventure with you. Be sure to bring the bait!

Build a fishing-themed playlist
Bust out that Spotify app and make a go-fishing playlist that will ignite that inner fisherman inside of you.

If you can’t go fishing, go eat some fish
Yes, we said it. Although it isn’t the same thing as being out on the water and catching your lunch, might as well visualize it with every bite at your favorite seafood restaurant or equivalent. You can even defrost that fish from Costco and enjoy a grilled fish for dinner.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY

It’s a bonding experience
The same thing can happen with any other activity, but with fishing – once you’re in the motion of things, you start acting in the present and usually start to talk about the things that matter most with the people that matter the most.

It’s a form of meditation
Fishing gives you a chance to really disconnect from your work-life. By throwing a line in the lake, and waiting for a snag, one can get lost in the experience, and work feels a million miles away. If you need space to think, fishing is the key. It can be a powerful time for reflection to connect ideas, follow random trains of thought, and meditate.

It’s a challenge
We long to be challenged, but if we’re always challenged by the same thing – it can wear us down and burn us out. Fishing is great because it calls on a different set of skills and demands something entirely new from us. We get the satisfaction of rising to the occasion when our comfort zone is being pushed.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-go-fishing-day/

Coronavirus news and updates: Does Florida's spike in cases make it a new 'epicenter'?; mask rules on airplanes from the FAA
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/06/18/coronavirus-news-updates-florida-up-ohio-plateaus-masks-on-planes/3212370001/

Protest updates: Robert Fuller's half-brother fatally shot by California police; Atlanta police morale 'low', Keisha Lance Bottoms says
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/18/robert-fuller-half-brother-shot-atlanta-cop-not-state-witness/3208018001/

A glass panel cracked at Gatlinburg SkyBridge in Tennessee thanks to 'baseball-style slide across the glass'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/06/18/gatlinburg-skybridge-tennessee-glass-panel-crack-baseball-style-slide/3212473001/

Michael J. Stern: Opinion columnist: Look at the facts in the Rayshard Brooks case. The George Floyd killing was different.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/06/18/brooks-floyd-deaths-police-misconduct-not-always-racist-column/3206372001/

Rayshard Brooks died after he was shot by Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe. What happens now?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/17/rayshard-brooks-atlanta-police-garrett-rolfe-felony-murder-what-now/3194657001/

Former White House aide John Bolton says Trump 'not fit for office,' lacks 'the competence' for the job
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/18/bolton-says-trump-not-fit-office-abc-interview/3212407001/

Jean Kennedy Smith, diplomat and last surviving sibling of JFK, dead at 92: reports
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/06/18/jean-kennedy-smith-dead-diplomat-sister-jfk-dies-92/3212519001/

May Jean Kennedy Smith Rest In Peace. Amen

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Welcome Back To Texas!:
Ukroatia

Welcome To Texas!:
The Republic of Suevivor Island

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Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

https://i.imgur.com/xvldBFR.png

Ethan

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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