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NewTexas wrote:We hope everybody is having a Happy Labor Day in Texas! We are certainly planning on enjoying our day off! We must be getting old. Instead of a big BBQ, we are thinking of just some hamburgers and hot dogs. May smoke some snausages, you can never have enough snausages! Stay cool and enjoy Texas!

Working hard today on NHRA Drag Racing. (Fox Sports FS-1, channel 219 on DirecTV)

Issues Test Bed wrote:Working hard today on NHRA Drag Racing. (Fox Sports FS-1, channel 219 on DirecTV)

I worked up a storm rooting for Maryland and once again they pulled a stunner beating Texas for a second year in a row.

In the Star Trek simm I'm in, we have a hostage situation. I'm tempted to just shoot both, after all the Phaser is set to stun.

Trecdom2 wrote:In the Star Trek simm I'm in, we have a hostage situation. I'm tempted to just shoot both, after all the Phaser is set to stun.

Why not just kill both no lawsuit no trial done and done

Dingdannged "Ban On Capital Punishment" Proposal is snaking its way up the queue. We will be voting on that in about a week and a couple of days. Prepare the torches, sharpen the pitchforks!

While my football fandom leans towards Pittsburgh, Fly Eagles Fly!

Certainly did not expect to be watching some of the BMW Championship, but when you have Tiger Woods shooting eight under 62 and Rory McIlroy of all people joining him, you just can't resist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFk3djYimss <--- Tiger Woods Round One Highlights (8-under 62, tied for first)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxzGWxgL0y4 <--- Rory McIlroy Round One Highlights (also an 8-under 62, tied for first)

should be interesting. this marks the first time ever that Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are tied for the lead after any round in a tournament.

Trecdom2 wrote:While my football fandom leans towards Pittsburgh, Fly Eagles Fly!

I have Julio Jones on my fantasy team. As long as he decimates the Eagles secondary, I'm good.

Indian Empire wrote:I have Julio Jones on my fantasy team. As long as he decimates the Eagles secondary, I'm good.

Heres my guess at some games for this Saturday

Tulsa @ Texas 30-25 w/a Texas loss,

UCLA v Oklahoma 54-7 or 40-3 w/a Oklahoma win,

Clemson @ Texas A&M 30-24 or 28-21 w/a Texas A&M win

Gig em Aggies wrote:Heres my guess at some games for this Saturday

Tulsa @ Texas 30-25 w/a Texas loss,

UCLA v Oklahoma 54-7 or 40-3 w/a Oklahoma win,

Clemson @ Texas A&M 30-24 or 28-21 w/a Texas A&M win

I would relish seeing UT 0-2, but Tulsa's going to be fodder. They only won 2 games all of last year, and only beat an FCS team by 11 last week.

Safj wrote:I would relish seeing UT 0-2, but Tulsa's going to be fodder. They only won 2 games all of last year, and only beat an FCS team by 11 last week.

Miracles can happen such as Texas losing to Maryland again. So my hopes are up for now.

**** 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:
"Circulation Of World Assembly Law
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity Area of Effect: Educational Proposed by: The Wallenburgian World Assembly Offices

Aware that compliance with World Assembly laws relies upon popular understanding of national and international law"...

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

Synopsis: The General Assembly does not trust their member nations to bow down them and pledge compliance and fealty. They now want to create a new bureaucratic entity to place in your nation to assure that you tell your populace about new WA legislation and their responsibilities under said legislation. You can tell your populace or you can let the WA do it for you. The choice is up to you. 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 back in the dumper on the last GA vote -- Repeal: "On Universal Jurisdiction" -- which was tossed out on a technicality after gaining 82.8% 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 2 publicly-expressed opinions on the last Resolution with the final Texas tally running 2 FOR and 0 AGAINST and 0 ABSTAIN and 0 UNDECIDED. Texans were unanimous! 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 Tuesday and in the World Assembly voting booth by 11:00 PM Texas Time on Sunday the 9th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 8944 Votes AGAINST: 2146

Big Tex

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

NewTexas wrote:**** 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:
"Circulation Of World Assembly Law
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity Area of Effect: Educational Proposed by: The Wallenburgian World Assembly Offices

Aware that compliance with World Assembly laws relies upon popular understanding of national and international law"...

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

Synopsis: The General Assembly does not trust their member nations to bow down them and pledge compliance and fealty. They now want to create a new bureaucratic entity to place in your nation to assure that you tell your populace about new WA legislation and their responsibilities under said legislation. You can tell your populace or you can let the WA do it for you. The choice is up to you. 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 back in the dumper on the last GA vote -- Repeal: "On Universal Jurisdiction" -- which was tossed out on a technicality after gaining 82.8% 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 2 publicly-expressed opinions on the last Resolution with the final Texas tally running 2 FOR and 0 AGAINST and 0 ABSTAIN and 0 UNDECIDED. Texans were unanimous! 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 Tuesday and in the World Assembly voting booth by 11:00 PM Texas Time on Sunday the 9th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 8944 Votes AGAINST: 2146

Big Tex

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

Don't forget, they also want to be able to traipse into our nations with or without our permission, regardless of sovereign border laws. Well, General Assembly, I've got 2 words for you on this one. No thanks!

AGAINST.

TRC & Cabinet members please check out the following discussion on the forum.

http://s2.zetaboards.com/Texas/topic/7023127/1/

Howdy, Texas! This principality is a puppet nation of The Holy Empire of @The Quiescent Platypus, ambassador from @Spiritus. Unfortunately, I was unable to find a way to reach out via other methods, so I moved this state here to introduce myself and initiate contact. This region is perfect for me to be an ambassador to because it isn't too far away - in fact, it isn't far at all. I'm from Wichita Falls, which some of y'all may be familiar with.

Won't be there at the start, but I do plan on showing up for chat.

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

Oh Yeah, it is Saturday Breakfast time again and today is Gritsapalooza! We have some of the finest coarsely-ground corn the Lone Star State has to offer for you today. We will start with Super Cheesy Grits - a volcano of creamy grits cooked to perfection with pure Texas Spring Water and freshly-squeezed and churned creamery cream and a boatload of extra-sharp yellow Cheddar cheese with a touch of garlic and a healthy pinch of cayenne, mounded into a volcano filled with butter! Woo! You could stop right there and be totally satisfied. But, no, we have more. We have Bacon Grits, a yummy combo of almost 50-50 grits and bacon topped off with more super crispy bacon for the bacon-lover in you. Want something a little more upscale for your humble grits? Can do! We will be serving Grits with Parmesan and Prosciutto to give a little Italian flair to your breakfast. Don't want grits in a bowl or piled high? Not a prob. We will be offering up Texas-shaped fried grit cakes where we cook the grits, spread them out on a cookie sheet, cool them down, cut out Texas shapes and fry them up to a crispy golden brown in pure Texas butter. That calls for another Woo! For those on the healthy diet, we can whip up a bowl of a plain ol' porridge of grits, but it should be a dish of last resort especially when there are so many better ways of having them. Our buddy, the God-Emperor Vlad (R.I.P.), substitutes olive oil for butter for a heart-healthy version and we will be offering that option for you too. To wash all these great grits down, we will open up The Juice Bar with all the standard juices - Orange, Apple, Grapefruit, and Tomato. This week's funky stuff will be Carbonated Watermelon Water! Try "The Suicide" - all the juices, in one glass - we dare you! 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 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, 705 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 14 years! Check it out! Good stuff!

Gig em Aggies wrote:Heres my guess at some games for this Saturday

Tulsa @ Texas 30-25 w/a Texas loss,

UCLA v Oklahoma 54-7 or 40-3 w/a Oklahoma win,

Clemson @ Texas A&M 30-24 or 28-21 w/a Texas A&M win

I like the way this guy thinks. I don't attend TAMU, but I've been an Aggies fan my whole life.

First of all Dammit Dammit Dammit
secondly how the hell did I make a prediction that so freaking close.

Pros: actual physicality
Great pass blocking against the best D-line in college football
Coming alive in the second half instead of curling into a ball
A head coach that got fired up after a garbage call instead of chewing gum and staring blankly
Cons: ACC Refs

**** 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:
"Ban On Capital Punishment
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights Strength: Significant Proposed by: United Massachusetts

Having already presented its rationale in GA 438,

Restating, however, that the death penalty institutionalizes a model of justice with only retributive value"...

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

Synopsis: The General Assembly wants to ban the Death Penalty in your nation because mistakes sometimes happen. This is up to you. 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 up again the last GA vote -- Circulation Of World Assembly Law -- which was passed after gaining 82.3% 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!

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 13th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 414 Votes AGAINST: 146

Big Tex

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

Nothing like watching the Bears completely blow it. Not taking anything away from Rodgers, but the Bears gave that one away lol

NewTexas wrote:**** 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:
"Ban On Capital Punishment
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights Strength: Significant Proposed by: United Massachusetts

Having already presented its rationale in GA 438,

Restating, however, that the death penalty institutionalizes a model of justice with only retributive value"...

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

Synopsis: The General Assembly wants to ban the Death Penalty in your nation because mistakes sometimes happen. This is up to you. 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 up again the last GA vote -- Circulation Of World Assembly Law -- which was passed after gaining 82.3% 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!

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 13th. Current voting in The World is running - Votes FOR: 414 Votes AGAINST: 146

Big Tex

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

I voted against because I do not regard the death penalty as an automatic human rights violation. People who have lost loved ones to senseless murders may not like the idea of the killer continuing to live for decades at state expense. Those people pay taxes too.

Studly Penguins wrote:Nothing like watching the Bears completely blow it. Not taking anything away from Rodgers, but the Bears gave that one away lol

At least there not the browns they blow it Every year no matter how many good collage players they get

Can't remember the last time I've received so many telegrams over a WA Resolution.

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