WA Delegate (non-executive): The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas (elected )
Embassies: Wysteria, The Heartland, 10000 Islands, Canada, Yggdrasil, Antarctic Oasis, Monkey Island, North Pacific, The Black Market, Kittens Sanctuary, Malibu Islands, Global Right Alliance, Spiritus, Renegade Islands Alliance, Nasicournia, The Exodus, and 6 others.Gay, Forest, Philosophy 115, the Rejected Realms, Valhalla, and belgium.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Lowest Overall Tax Burden in Texas
World Census financial experts assessed nations across a range of direct and indirect measures in order to determine which placed the lowest tax burden on their citizens.
As a region, Texas is ranked 14,395th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
|1.||The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of Ewing Oil Co||Compulsory Consumerist State||“In J.R. We Trust”|
|2.||The Ethereal Spaceship of Ltlaliens||Father Knows Best State||“We Will Crush All Who Stand Against Us”|
|3.||The Modified Acceleration Engine of HotRodia||Anarchy||“Live Free or Drive Hard”|
|4.||The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas||Anarchy||“Home of Big Tex!”|
|5.||The Kingdom of Shemiki||Left-Leaning College State||“Que sera, sera.”|
|6.||The Holy Empire of Dogbreathistan||Capitalist Paradise||“Nation created for the TNP purge 3MAR2010”|
|7.||The Corporate Shareholders of Magachi||Anarchy||“Magachi - a safe place in an unsafe world!”|
|8.||The Fuel-Injected Federation of Texan Hotrodders||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Timing is Key!”|
|9.||The Free Republic of Wireisdead||Capitalist Paradise||“Prosperitas Pro Pauci Est Palma Pro Totus!!”|
|10.||The Dominion of Discordia Magna||Capitalist Paradise||“If you dig it do it. If you really dig it, do it twice.”|
- : The Artman Fan Club of Shiggy Donatello arrived from Lazarus.
- : New south pallon ceased to exist.
- : Zelklors ceased to exist.
- : Urkuta ceased to exist.
- : The Protectorate of Raven Mail departed this region for Christmas.
- : The Protectorate of Raven Mail arrived from Social Liberal Union.
- : The Matriarchy of The Al-Ahdal Organization arrived from The North Pacific.
- : Orijingo ceased to exist.
- : The Principality of 5 Gum arrived from Femdom State.
- : Arabs land ceased to exist.
Texas Regional Message Board
I suppose not. Never knew they put those things online. Then again, we've never been hit by a nuclear bomb, so...
Then you cannot afford to be entertained. Production and talent costs are through the roof. Maintaining a television broadcast facility, especially nationwide, is unspeakably expensive. If the over the air networks do not find a way to recover lost revenues, ten years from now they will not exist at all. Then there will be no free outlets for any programing, let alone "fringe" shows.
But now that you mention it, had there been such an outlet for "fringe" programing in 2003, Firefly may have continued to exist in some form.
Cable will always be around. But that is because cable companies are adding to their revenue streams with high speed internet connections and phone service.
ESPN's web based delivery.
Unless you are in a 50 or larger market, your local news will dwindle down to maybe one station if you are lucky. More than likely it will be none. Video will be provided on the local newspaper or radio station websites.
That's why God made a weather radio and tornado sirens, not to mention the cellular network alerting systems mentioned below.
**** 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:
"Regulation Of Tobacco Advertising
A resolution to ban, legalize, or encourage recreational drugs.
Category: Recreational Drug Use Decision: Outlaw Proposed by: Yodle
Recognizing the damaging long term health effects that all forms of tobacco"...
<see the General Assembly for full text and to vote>
Oh Nos! The author of this Resolution, which failed a couple of days ago, thought he understood why it failed. NOT! He obviously is a Father Knows Bester. The NatSov peeps know better. Just say no. Again! 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 -- Regulation Of Tobacco -- which was defeated after gaining only 44.5% 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 5 publicly-expressed opinions on the last Resolution with the final Texas tally running 0 FOR and 5 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 11:00 PM Thursday and in the World Assembly voting booth by 11:00 AM Texas Time on Friday the 26th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 2547 Votes AGAINST: 5510
PS: Remember, be sure to vote at the World Assembly too!
The 2017 'International Cheese Festival' is now beginning.
Entries from outside the IDU are eligible if you can find an IDU nation that agrees it imports them.
Rules are posted, and entries should be posted, @ http://s10.zetaboards.com/IDU/topic/9024151/1/#new .
NewTexas has entered a previous version of this event...
What's with the Tornadoes hitting the Nuevo Laredo/Laredo area? In my life I've never heard of tornadoes hitting southern Texas before
well in May 2016 a tornado hit the Wheeler Ridge Subdivision which received the most damage. At least 30 homes were damaged. in Bryan, Texas
here take a look ----> https://youtu.be/Kuu28dxobpI the tornado is across Highway 6 from a car dealership which is where this video was taken
Thank you for the invite again this year Raven Mail. We hope Texans will involve themselves in this fun event. We participated in 2006 and 2016. We are not sure who won last year, but if you want to see our entry, here is our entry for NewTexas Chili Con Queso:
That is going to be hard to top, but we will try to think of something.
Really? Somewhere I have pictures of a tornado scaring the Hell out of Brownsville and South Padre Island. I think is was in 1997 or 1998, but I'm not sure. It wandered out into the Gulf where it made a marvelous waterspout. San Antonio and the hill country get regular pressure washings. (Rain wrapped tornadoes.) As a rule they weren't all the hefty, F-0, F-1, maybe a low two. However in the 1997 season, Texas saw four F-5 tornadoes, the most famous of which ate Jerrell, TX. The rest were in fairly rural areas. Two of them were south of Austin and west into the Hill Country.
Perhaps the farther west one goes, the less likely one is to see the occassional twister?