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Darth Kermit wrote:Happy 4th y'all!
God Bless Texas!

I wish I was in DC right now I could have seen M2 Bradleys, M1 Abrams, B2 Spirit, Blue Angles, Marine One, & Airforce One but I have to work dammit

Any virtual Texans feel the Earthquake in S. Cal?

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Bikini Day
National Hawaii Day
National Apple Turnover Day
National Graham Cracker Day
National Workaholics Day

Quote of the Day:
“Whether you prevail or fail, endure or die, depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you” – Jim Collins

Music of the Day:

Enya - Only Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wfYIMyS_dI

On This Day In History:
1687 Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

1861 Battle of Carthage, Missouri - US General Sigel attacks pro-secessionist

1863 Battle of Jackson, Mississippi and Battle of Birdsong Ferry, Mississippi

1864 Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia (Skirmish at Pace's Ferry) fought during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War

1864 Battle of Smith's Expedition, Mississippi (Tupelo, Harrisburg)

1865 Great Britain creates world's first speed limit law

1865 US Secret Service begins operating under the Treasury Department

1935 FDR signs US National Labor Relations Act

1937 Spam, the luncheon meat is first introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation

1942 Ian Fleming, who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels graduates from a training school for spies in Canada

1948 Britain's National Health Service Act begins

1950 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel

1951 Dr William Shockley invents the junction transistor (Murray Hill, NJ)

1954 B-52A bomber makes its maiden flight

1971 26th amendment to the US constitution certified (reduces voting age to 18)

1984 Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials

1986 Nancy Reagan cuts a red, white and blue ribbon to reopen Statue of Liberty after refurbishment

1994 The United States announces it will no longer accept unrestricted immigration from Haiti

1994 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

2006 Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day

2016 FBI releases report stating Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" handling classified emails but doesn't recommend prosecution

2017 Volvo Cars announces all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, 1st automaker to do so

NATIONAL HAWAII DAY

On July 5, National Hawaii Day recognizes the 50th state to be granted statehood.

Eight islands make up The Aloha State, the largest of which is named Hawaii. The islands of Maui, Oahu, and Kauai are the next in size followed by Molokai, Lanai, Nihau, and Kahoolawe.

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Polynesians navigated the Pacific ocean in double-hulled vessels from the west. Captain James Cook sailed to the islands in 1778 and would later meet his death on the big island.

For generations, Hawaii ruled by the hand of the Kamehameha dynasty. King Kamehameha is still honored in Hawaii today.

In 1874, a new king was elected to the throne. King Kalākaua was known as the Merrie Monarch. Kalākaua also developed a reputation as a diplomat as he set out to tour the globe in 1881. As a result, Kalakaua would become the first monarch to travel around the world. It would take the Hawaiin leader an entire year to complete the voyage.

While Hawaii is the 50th state to join the Union, it has long been a strategic military installation. Its location in the Pacific has been vital to U.S. Naval operations for decades. On December 7, 1941, the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor shocked the nation and propelled the United States into World War II.

The islands’ beauty and traditions consistently draw visitors for rest and relaxation. Hawaii’s pristine beaches, majestic volcanoes, and exotic atmosphere speak to a richly diverse heritage that is welcoming and fascinating. Dance, music, and song taught from one generation to the next keep traditions alive in a lush environment surrounded by ancient history.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL HAWAII DAY

Join National Day Calendar by exploring the sites, sounds, flavors, and beauty of Hawaii

NATIONAL WORKAHOLICS DAY

Each year on July 5, it is National Workaholics Day. Do you often times come in early, skip your lunch and stay late or know someone who does? This day is dedicated to them, the workaholics, the ones that love to work extra and long hours and do it all of the time.

A workaholic feels the need to be busy at all times which may cause the problem of them performing tasks that are not required or are unnecessary for project completion. This may also cause inefficiency since the focus is on being busy rather than on production. Workaholics may have trouble delegating or entrusting co-workers and struggle with organizational skills due to taking on too much work at one time. There is an answer to help with this for workaholics and that is to step back, regroup and slow down a little bit.

Workaholics may suffer from impaired brain and cognitive function due to sleep deprivation. Take a look at National Work Like A Dog Day as one outcome to being a workaholic.

A good and strong work ethic is very important to one’s career success however, a healthy balance between work and home is the key to life’s success.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL WORKAHOLICS DAY

A HEALTHY work life is vital! Today, take some time off to relax, slow down a little bit and maybe schedule a vacation for you and your family.

Alaska heatwave, Wimbledon, June jobs report: 5 things to know Friday
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/07/05/wimbledon-alaska-heatwave-jobs-report-nexstar-asap-rocky-sweden/1616883001/

News discussion time! There are five, yes FIVE topics for discussion in this news article. So pick your favorite topic or all five topics to discuss, put on your thinking hat and let’s bring it on!

If none of the above topics are interesting enough for you, here’s a sixth news headline for discussion:
Strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years rattles region, rumbles residents
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/04/california-earthquake-temblor-rocks-state/1650441001/

Plus a seventh news headline for discussion:
One high school gym, two states, and the midcourt stripe has a secret
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/highschool/2019/07/05/high-school-basketball-gym-straddles-ohio-indiana-state-line/1654293001/
One High School Gym that Straddles the Ohio-Indiana State Line. Does anyone else know of another building like that somewhere else?

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Whatever Happened To Enya?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AIECLMWqdE

Enya’s song “Only Time” became famous as a result of being featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme Epic Split Stunt Advertisement for Volvo Trucks. So here is the complete story about that:
Volvo Trucks: Jean-Claude Van Damme Epic Split Stunt - The Complete Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn1F-lzoP08

How earthquakes happen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwtFuG_M4EE

10 Ways to Survive an Earthquake, According to Experts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWSu4l1RxLg

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“Whether you prevail or fail, endure or die, depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you” – Jim Collins

Have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Fort Verden wrote:Enya’s song “Only Time” became famous as a result of being featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme Epic Split Stunt Advertisement for Volvo Trucks. So here is the complete story about that:
Volvo Trucks: Jean-Claude Van Damme Epic Split Stunt - The Complete Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn1F-lzoP08

I beat them to it using "only time" as background on a piece showing rescuers going through the remains of the World Trade Center.

Somewhat random question. Had anyone used a paid resume writing service?

NewTexas Trading Card bought for 18.53.

Big Tex my Buddy, I am now the proud owner of your card. This makes me immensely happy and I feel like I am on top of the world. Nyah ha ha ha! :)

<<The Eternal Emperor, Verner Von Richthofen executes a Victory Dance>>

Issues Test Bed wrote:I beat them to it using "only time" as background on a piece showing rescuers going through the remains of the World Trade Center.

Oh God Buddy! Nightmare fuel imagery.

Trecdom2 wrote:Somewhat random question. Had anyone used a paid resume writing service?

No, Trec Buddy. I have never used a paid resume writing service. I wrote my own resume because I did not trust someone else to write my resume for me. You can have your family and friends go over your resume after you write it yourself and provide advice and suggest modifications to it. However, you should not trust someone else to write your resume for you. Whether you nail a job interview or not depends on how good your resume is. Therefore, by getting someone else to write your resume for you, you are putting your future in their hands and that is a bad idea.

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Issues Test Bed wrote:I beat them to it using "only time" as background on a piece showing rescuers going through the remains of the World Trade Center.

you still got that video link? because that's eerily similar to a video I saw many years ago that was the first time I heard Only Time.

Gig em Aggies wrote:you still got that video link? because that's eerily similar to a video I saw many years ago that was the first time I heard Only Time.

I just looked and it appears the network took most of the Sept. 11th content down. Most of the networks pulled those really intense packages and tributes after President Trump blocked the visas and immigration of Muslims coming from Nations hosting, or at best ignoring terrorists operating from their soil.

Guess they didn't want to remind anyone what happens when we fail to check out the people coming in across our international borders. God forbid those righteous bastards heading up all those network news operations, who all know what's best for the rest of us, leave any evidence the President might have a valid point.

The one I edited together showed firefighters and rescue personnel picking through the debris, removing the remains of firefighters and police officers, and subsequent funeral processions, unloading of flag draped coffins, bagpipers, grieving family and friends. To my knowledge my piece is the only one that used "Only Time."

Perhaps someday I'll dig through the tapes sitting on the shelf and see if I still have it.

Elven King Thranduil wrote:Oh God Buddy! Nightmare fuel imagery.

Yes. Even to this day.

Bye y'all. I can't take anymore of the blatant liberal bias in the way these issues are structured. Get enough of this crap in real life.

Boozylvania wrote:Bye y'all. I can't take anymore of the blatant liberal bias in the way these issues are structured. Get enough of this crap in real life.

That is why there is a "dismiss the issue" button.

But don't leave. Ignore the issues and hang around for the conversation.

Good morning Dudes and Dudettes,

My Dad is having a bad day today. He woke up and was too sick to get up from bed. Mom told Dad to stay put so he’s resting quietly in bed. Dad told me to inform y’all that he’s sorry for not being able to post today’s Daily Post this morning and thanks you for your kind understanding.

Vincent

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

Yippee, it is Saturday Breakfast Time! Today is Fourth Of July Grilled Breakfast! It is a little late but close enough, so we are honoring the Fourth of July, we will be grilling breakfast today. We will start off with freshly-grilled, Texas-sized, cured, hickory-smoked Ham Steaks! Oh Boy, these babies are good and thick, super juicy and expertly grilled with beautiful cross-hatch grill marks. Top those bad boys off with skillet fried eggs right off the grill, or, have them scrambled. If you don't want to top your ham steak with eggs, top it off with great grilled pineapple slices caramelized to perfection. Just for fun, try some Grilled Texas Toast French Toast - fat slices of genuine Texas Toast soaked in a tasty cinnamon-vanilla egg bath and grilled to order. If ham is not your deal, there will be sumptuous sage country sausage patties on the grill right next to the super-thick slab bacon and sweet crispy apple slices. For the adventurous, we will be serving up plenty of BBQ'd back bacon to honor Canada Day, which, by the way, was also last week. Smoked Sausages are smoking and ready to be wrapped in tortillas for Texas-style Pigs in a Blanket. Orange Juice, Tomato Juice, and Lone Star Beer will all be on tap for your beverage pleasure. 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 Shout Outs *****

@ Fort Verden - Get well soon, Buddy! Texas cannot do without our Iron Man for long. Leia, little help, please!

@ Grays Harbor - Did everyone see the News, Texas' own World Assembly Curmudgeon Extraordinaire, GH has succumbed and has become a member of the General Secretariat of the World Assembly policing Proposals for all our protection.

@ Boozylvania - We agree with Issues Test Bed, but we can one-up his Dismiss Button, just do not click on the Issues link at all. We have gone five or even seven hundred days before without clicking that sucker.

@ Trecdom2 - Like others, we have never used a resume service either. We found the trick is volume. Try to send 10 a day. And, think outside the box. Apply for something you might not think you are qualified for or think you can do. You may be pleasantly surprised. And, go for ancillary industries. For example, we know you are a teacher, you do not have to have first-graders in front of you, you could be a corporate trainer. That is just a couple of thoughts on job searching from someone who has only had 3 jobs in the last 35 years. So, your results may vary.

***** 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, 746 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 14¾ years! Check it out! Good stuff!

Emmett is sorry to hear that Verner is sick again and wants Verner to get well soon too, Boozylvania to stick around in Texas too and thanks Trecdom for reminding him about writing a resume. I need to write a resume for job applications before I graduate from university.

Emmett Arnarson

United Vinceland wrote:Good morning Dudes and Dudettes,

My Dad is having a bad day today. He woke up and was too sick to get up from bed. Mom told Dad to stay put so he’s resting quietly in bed. Dad told me to inform y’all that he’s sorry for not being able to post today’s Daily Post this morning and thanks you for your kind understanding.

Vincent

Tell dad to get better soon.

Boozylvania wrote:Bye y'all. I can't take anymore of the blatant liberal bias in the way these issues are structured. Get enough of this crap in real life.

I go to a university in England. You get so used to the constant liberal cr*p after a while that you become adept at tuning it out.

Britain France and Ireland wrote:I go to a university in England. You get so used to the constant liberal cr*p after a while that you become adept at tuning it out.

I hope your not going to uni in London that place kind of sounds like its San Francisco from all the crap that go's on there.

Gig em Aggies wrote:I hope your not going to uni in London that place kind of sounds like its San Francisco from all the crap that go's on there.

Indeed. It’s basically the knife-crime capital of Europe at the moment. And the media get more outraged about President Trump pointing it out. Apparently London is now more dangerous than New York (which is, in fairness, at least in part because New York is much safer than thirty years ago - thank you Rudy Giuliani).

I go to the University of Cambridge. I love it, on the whole, but it can be pretty tough to be a conservative traditionalist Christian there sometimes - mainly because of the lecturers rather than my fellow students.

~ Texas Culinary Channel (TCC) hosted by Queen Falcona Stark on Sundays~

From the Kitchens of Cajun Winterfell, a delightfully mouth watering aroma saturated the atmosphere as Cajun Winterfellian cooks labored to prepare a sumptious buffet for everyone in Texas. Grab those red, white, and blue streamers, fire up the grill, and make sure you're fully stocked on berries. It's time to throw a star-spangled party and today's special is an Independence Day Banquet. Eat all you can!

Appetizers:

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/fresh-fruit-salad

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/tomato-peach-corn-salad-recipe

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/spicy-grilled-corn-salad-recipe

Main Courses:

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/sloppy-joe-carolina-style-burgers-recipe

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/ranch-turkey-burger-recipe

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a37552/bbq-chicken-cheddar-burgers-recipe/

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/hot-dog-pickle-parsley-relish

Ingredients:

100g tomato sauce
1 Maltese sausage
4 – 5 sundried tomatoes
½ an onion
Handful black olives
1 gbejna
100g mozzarella
Handful rucola

Method:

1. On a floured surface open up the pizza dough with your hands. If you are confident enough, throw the dough into the air to make 12-inch diameter circles.
2. Pour a ladle-full of tomato sauce on the centre of the pizza base and spread outwards in a circular motion until the entire base is covered.
3. Top with mozzarella cheese.
4. Remove the meat from the sausage skin and discard the skin.
5. Place Maltese sausage around the pizza followed by onions, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and chucks of gbejna.
6. Cook in a hot oven at 250°C for 20 – 25 minutes.
7. To check if the pizza is ready raise one side of the pizza. When the bottom surface is light brown the pizza is ready to come out of the oven.
8. Top with rucola and serve.

This recipe was found Linkhere.

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https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a10195/kansas-city-ribs-1552/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/easy/a34565/slow-cooked-teriyaki-ribs/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a10147/sausage-pepper-kabobs-recipe-ghk0710/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a40851/grilled-chicken-with-herbed-corn-salsa-recipe/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a44663/grilled-chicken-white-bbq-sauce-recipe/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a27569690/best-ever-fried-chicken-recipe/

Cajun Winterfell LinkCrawfish Étouffée

This is a Cajun Winterfell favorite that's very popular the whole year round!

YIELD:
Makes 4 to 6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound peeled crawfish tails
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Hot cooked rice

DIRECTIONS:

1) Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; sauté, stirring constantly, 5 minutes.

2) Stir in crawfish and next 5 ingredients; cook 5 minutes. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.

3) Stir in water gradually; cook over low heat 20 minutes, stirring mixture occasionally.

4) Stir in green onions and parsley; cook 3 minutes. Serve over rice.

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Desserts:

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/american-flag-blackberry-pie

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/black-blue-buttermilk-tart

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/red-white-blue-cheesecake-bars-recipe

https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/cherry-flag-pie-recipe

Drinks:

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a44684/raspberry-limeade-slushies-recipe/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a39332/fizzy-fruity-floats-recipe/

Mmm...Mmm...Finger Lickin' Good! <3

~This Texas Culinary Channel (TCC) program is sponsored by Cajun Winterfell Food Network (CWFN) of Texas.~

There’s a problem. I didn’t know we’re limited to 25 Factbooks:
Your nation has reached the maximum of 25 Factbooks.
So now I’ll have to link directly to the recipes. :(

Fort Verden wrote: Falcona, I am very saddened to hear of your lost. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences. My prayers are with you and your family. May your grandmother rest in peace. Amen.

Thanks Verner! Get well soon! <3

United Vinceland wrote:Good morning Dudes and Dudettes,

My Dad is having a bad day today. He woke up and was too sick to get up from bed. Mom told Dad to stay put so he’s resting quietly in bed. Dad told me to inform y’all that he’s sorry for not being able to post today’s Daily Post this morning and thanks you for your kind understanding.

Vincent

Give your Dad a Get Well hug from me and tell him to get well soon Vincent<3

Boozylvania wrote:Bye y'all. I can't take anymore of the blatant liberal bias in the way these issues are structured. Get enough of this crap in real life.

Please don’t leave. You can dismiss the issues or ignore them.

Welcome back Queen Falcona Stark! Nice spread! And lots of corn, glorious corn! Yumm! Thank you very much!

Regarding the maximum of 25 Factbooks, we think that was overcome by Dispatches. Try this: page=create_dispatch

Chuck Norris's Top 10 Rules For Success
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m70ICp38-KE

Chuck Norris Martial Arts Demonstration with Benny "The Jet" Urquidez.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5f1QcawTRc

NewTexas wrote:Welcome back Queen Falcona Stark! Nice spread! And lots of corn, glorious corn! Yumm! Thank you very much!

Regarding the maximum of 25 Factbooks, we think that was overcome by Dispatches. Try this: page=create_dispatch

Thank you very much Big Tex! <3

Good job Megan. Nice win for team America. Now stay in France where they "get" your disrespect. Everyone will be happier.

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