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Favorite Star Trek Game: The only one I've really played is Star Trek Online so that gets my vote.

Favorite Trek Novel: Vanguard: Summon the Thunder

spent all day yesterday in New Houston getting a new used car so long to Ole Yeller my 2008 ford mustang now I own a 2017 GMC Terrain

Poll write in: Teleporting, invisible, flying ferrets with supernatural physical skills. Dook dook dook! :p

Trecdom2 wrote:Favorite DS9 Episode: Trials and Tribbleations.

BaddaBing BaddaBoom and Little Green Men are close runners up.

All these Star Trek posts are really reminding me how much of this franchise I've still yet to see. I've only watched TOS, Voyager and some of TNG. Really need to give some of the others a go.

Britain France and Ireland wrote:All these Star Trek posts are really reminding me how much of this franchise I've still yet to see. I've only watched TOS, Voyager and some of TNG. Really need to give some of the others a go.

I say the best series is Star Trek: The Next Generation

Britain France and Ireland wrote:All these Star Trek posts are really reminding me how much of this franchise I've still yet to see. I've only watched TOS, Voyager and some of TNG. Really need to give some of the others a go.

If you have Netflix, all the shows with the exception of Discovery are available for streaming.

Favorite Non Aligned Race: Xindi

Best First Officer: Spock

Favorite Star Trek Game: I have never played any Star Trek game. I am still waiting for my three sons to find a Star Trek game for me to try out before they are allowed to play it.

Favorite Trek Novels: The two books in A. C. Crispin's Yesterday Saga: Yesterday's Son and Time for Yesterday

Favorite Non Aligned Race: Tribbles. Nyah ha ha ha! Just kidding. The Breen and the Q.

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

I am back and I am alright now. I woke up on Tuesday morning in excruciating pain from my neck downwards and could not get out of bed. My prescription painkillers could not alleviate the pain. My beloved wife dialed 911 and I was taken to hospital in an ambulance, my fifth ambulance ride this year. I suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after arriving at the hospital emergency room and after I received defibrillation shocks from my ICD, I had to be resuscitated with CPR and given the Therapeutic hypothermia treatment. I was also given intravenous medications, painkillers and sedatives and spent most of the time I was hospitalized asleep as a result of being kept sedated. I was discharged from hospital yesterday night. A big heartfelt thank you to everyone who prayed for me. :)

Today is:
National 401(k) Day 2019
National Read a Book Day
National Food Bank Day

National Lazy Mom’s Day
National Coffee Ice Cream Day

Quotes of the Day:
"When you begin changing things in your life, it becomes apparent to those around you fairly quickly. Your attitude and demeanor change, your outward appearance changes and the things you talk about to these people change based on your daily experiences." - T. Whitmore, Fearless

“Everyone looks for a secret; a way to get and obtain a life that is more enjoyable.... a positive mental attitude contributes to the abundance of life. Well, the secret is you; your attitude, your thinking, your ability, are in your control.” - Byron Pulsifer, Positive Mental Attitude

Music of the Day:

I am feeling blue today and then I remembered this song. Nyah ha ha ha!:
Eiffel 65 - I'm Blue (da ba dee)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yV3R0fj988

On This Day In History:
3114 BC Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).

1492 Christopher Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

1522 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.

1620 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World

1628 Puritans from Masschusetts Bay Colony land at Salem

1666 After St Paul's Cathedral and much of the city had been burned down over four days, the Great Fire of London is finally extinguished.

1716 1st lighthouse built in North America (Boston)

1819 Thomas Blanchard patents lathe

1839 Cherokee Nation unites and ratifies constitution at Tahlequah, Oklahoma

1876 Southern Pacific line from Los Angeles to San Francisco completed

1886 Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

1909 Word received that American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole, 5 months earlier

1913 1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe Pégoud in France

1916 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee

1957 Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"

1991 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

1997 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales held at Westminster Abbey in London

2006 "New Moon" second book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown, sells 5.3 million copies (2015)

National 401(k) Day

Retirement is the time in one’s life when, ideally, you reap the fruits of years of labor and relax in the shade of your nest egg. National 401(k) day, every September 6, encourages sponsors to offer information and communication about ways to save for retirement. But for more than 30 million Americans, the dream of retirement may be just that — a dream.

Changes in technology mean that following our parents (or grandparents’) example of sticking with one employer for twenty years or more to get a gold watch as a reward for those years of service is a relic of the past. Now more than ever before, it’s critical to have a viable plan for your post-work years — including a strong 401 (k)plan.

National 401(k) Day – History

2006
Congress makes automatic enrollments easier

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 made it easier for companies to enroll employees into a 401(k) plan automatically, encouraging more saving.

1996
National 401(k) Day debuts

The Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America launches National 401(k) Day to promote the importance of these plans.

1996
401(k) plans hit $1 trillion

For the first time in its 15-year history, assets held in 401(k) plans hit $1 trillion.

1981
Salary deductions allowed for the first time

The IRS created new rules allowing employees to make tax-deferred salary deductions.

January 1, 1980
The 401(k) goes from dream to reality

On this day, a new provision in the Revenue Act of 1978 took effect allowing for tax- deferred compensation for bonuses and stock options, clearing the way for 401(k) retirement plans.

National 401(k) Day Activities

Talk to a financial counselor
It doesn't have to be expensive to speak with a financial counselor on 401(k) Day. Your bank or credit union may be planning to give a talk. If you're working, ask someone in the H.R. department of your job if they can do a presentation.

Plan a Lunch and Learn
If your school or job hasn't put together a special program for National 401(k) Day, take the bull by the horns and you do it! Not only will you be helping the entire community, you will also stand out with your boss or your professors. Try it!

Read up
If you can't attend a 401(k) Day event, go online or get a book on retirement preparation at the library. With just a little bit of effort, you will be rewarded with major tax savings and a more enjoyable retirement.

Four Facts About 401(k)s To Make You A "playa" In The Retirement Game

As of 2017, there were $4.8 trillion in assets held in 401(k) plans.
Ted Benna, a benefits consultant from Philadelphia, is considered the "Father of the 401(k)."
401(k) plans were initially intended to supplement traditional pensions.
401(k)s have replaced pensions as the predominant vehicle for retirement savings.

Why We Love National 401(k) Day

It simplifies a complicated subject
A lack of financial literacy is an on-going problem among Americans of all ages. National 401(k) Day promotes effective communication between plan sponsors and consumers needing help making the best retirement savings choices.

Saving for retirement is a must
Unless you're the type who wants to work until age 90, everyone needs a plan for their retirement years. The days of company pensions are long gone and Social Security will only get you so far. 401(k)s are among the best ways to save and National 401(k) Day promotes this important task.

It connects consumers with providers
The more you understand about your future retirement needs and the ways to reach those goals, the better prepared you will be. National 401(k) Day facilitates conversations between consumers and providers making a connection that will ultimately pay off for both parties.

National Food Bank Day

National Food Bank Day on the first Friday in September encourages you to commit to contributing to the cause that believes no one should go to bed hungry.

Hunger may be as close as your neighbor or your coworker in the next cubical. Bare cupboards and empty stomachs look just like yours and mine behind closed doors.

Food banks across the country help some of the 42 million men, women and children who struggle with putting food on the table. The reasons range from illness to job loss and a general change in circumstances. Circumstances that can happen to anyone of us.
For parents struggling to make ends meet, the ability to look their children in their eyes over a meal instead of into hungry eyes is a difference made by supporting food banks. Food banks fill the gap for those living on a meager budget. Many food banks offer educational opportunities that help people change their situation and begin anew. Often, those who have benefited from the programs return to volunteer and contribute to the very food bank that staved off hunger to do the same for others.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFoodBankDay

Help a neighbor, a friend, coworker or a child by making a donation. Volunteer at your local food bank. Food banks take nonperishable food items and cash donations every day. Check their needs list for the fresh items they are seeking.

NATIONAL FOOD BANK DAY HISTORY

[b]Food Book 50 Logo
St. Mary’s Food Bank founded National Food Bank Day to recognize the outstanding contributions of food banks around the country and to commemorate the establishment of St. Mary’s Food Bank by its founder John van Hengel in 1967. John van Hengel came up with the idea of grocery rescue and food banking and the idea spread throughout the country making St. Mary’s Food Bank the very first in the world! In 2017, St. Mary’s celebrates its 50th anniversary!

They distribute 250,000 meals on a daily basis through the efforts of dedicated staff, partner agencies and volunteers. Their mission is to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Food Bank Day to be observed annually on the first Friday of September beginning in 2017.

National Read a Book Day

You’re reading blogs, reports and magazines, true. But, how long has it been since you read for pleasure? It’s September 6, National Read a Book Day and a perfect time to get back to that novel you started eons ago. Life can definitely get in the way of our reading time, but setting aside quality time ato read a book is a must!

Books bring new worlds to life. They enlighten us and challenge our perspectives on the human experience in ways unmatched by other media. In a world deluged by technology, National Read a Book Day encourages us to silence the noise and turn the pages for a while. Whether you’re a sci-fi fanatic, a non-fiction buff, or a not-so-often reader, there’s a book just right for you.

When is National Read a Book Day 2018?
National Read a Book Day falls on September 6th, every year—easy to remember, which frees up more mental space to read!

National Read a Book Day – History

1876
Clickety-click-click

Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" is the first book written on a typewriter.

1473
"The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye"

Englishman William Caxton prints the first English book on a printing press; the text is Caxton's translation of French stories about Troy.

1455
Gutenberg Bible gives average people the chance to read the Word

The first mass-printed book is produced in Mainz, Germany by Johann Gutenberg; it's a Bible written in Latin.

National Read a Book Day Activities

Read a book
Maybe reading's not your thing and the last time you read a book was in school. But for National Read a Book Day, you can make an exception and thumb through a novel about something that interests you. Whether you like print books you can hold in your hands or digital books you swipe across the screen, decide on something and read it. You'll be glad you did.

Donate books to your library
Chances are, you have a local public library that can always use volunteers. Libraries do a lot of important work for their communities creating a safe, quiet space for children to learn. Community meetings are held in libraries and many function as polling places during elections. Donating books to your local library is a great way to share knowledge with your community, and book donations often help libraries flesh out their shelves.

Read to someone else
As humans, we were meant to tell stories. Cultures around the world have storytelling traditions that date back centuries. When you get together with your friends, you likely share stories about what you've experienced since the last time you saw each other. Whether you're telling a personal anecdote or you're reading a book aloud, sharing a story with someone else reinforces bonds and strengthens relationships.

Why We Love National Read a Book Day

Books are troves of knowledge
Before the internet, books were the main means of storing, accessing, and spreading knowledge. While the internet is amazing and efficient and better than books in a lot of ways, there are some compelling reasons to keep books around. Books come in handy during a power outage. Plus, they don't need cords or adapters.

Reading makes you healthier
Studies show that people who read frequently show less signs of stress and higher problem-solving abilities than people who don't. Reading also improves your language comprehension, critical thinking, and communication skills. Frequent readers tend to be more aware of cultural differences and social issues, while showing more compassion and understanding.

It reminds us to keep reading
Reading books is almost getting to be a lost art, especially in our high-speed era of video clips and SnapChat. But National Read a Book Day reminds us that books are a great art form that we can enjoy now more than ever. We've got more access to books than past generations, and our technology makes text-based communications an intrinsic part of our lives.

'Howling like a train': Hurricane Dorian's winds ripped through the Bahamas; residents beg for aid
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/05/bahamas-abaco-relief-hurricane-dorian-devastation-marsh-harbour/2226372001/

American Airlines mechanic charged with trying to sabotage Miami flight amid labor dispute
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/09/05/american-airlines-sabotage-mechanic-charged-disabling-system-labor-dispute/2228179001/

As new season begins, NFL coaches still trying to sort out pass interference rule changes
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2019/09/05/nfl-pass-interference-rule-change-replay-review-challenge/2154397001/

NFL 2019: USA TODAY's Super Bowl, MVP, rookie of the year picks and more
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2019/09/04/nfl-2019-picks-super-bowl-liv-mvp-rookie-predictions/2203423001/

Nicki Minaj announces she's 'decided to retire' to start a family, fans have a meltdown
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/09/05/nicki-minaj-announces-retirement-family/2223025001/

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Welcome To Texas!:
The Grand Duchy of Monhegan Isle
The Splatterpunk Streetgangs of Rujero

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NewTexas wrote:Hang in there Verner Buddy!

Thank you Big Tex my Buddy. I clung to life and I am still alive. :)

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Let us continue the Famous Texans BINGO where we left off:

Today's Famous Texan to strike off is: Sam Houston,

Sunday, 15th September 2019: Ann Richards,
Saturday, 14th September 2019: George Walker Bush,
Friday, 13th September 2019: Priest Holmes,
Thursday, 12th September 2019: Lloyd Bentsen,
Wednesday, 11th September 2019: Bessie Coleman,
Tuesday, 10th September 2019: Lizzie Johnson,
Monday, 9th September 2019: Lyndon Baines Johnson,
Sunday, 8th September 2019: Gregory Wayne Abbott,
Saturday, 7th September 2019: Barbara Jordan,
Friday, 6th September 2019: Sam Houston,
Monday, 2nd September 2019: Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO - Round 6: Famous Texans

There are a lot of Famous People from Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Famous Texans!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Famous Texans
Word List (separated by commas):

George Walker Bush,
Lyndon Baines Johnson,
Charlie Nesbitt Wilson,
Ann Richards,
Barbara Jordan,
Lloyd Bentsen,
Bessie Coleman,
Lizzie Johnson,
Angelina Eberly,
Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson,
Gregory Wayne Abbott,
James Richard "Rick" Perry,
William Perry Clements Jr,
Mark Wells White Jr,
Preston Earnest Smith,
Dolph Briscoe Jr,
John Bowden Connally Jr,
Clara Driscoll,
Susana Dickinson,
Sam Houston,
Tommy Nobis,
Earl Campbell,
Raymond Clayborn,
Priest Holmes,
Bobby Layne,

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/zNl5nnv.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Famous Texan for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's Famous Texan to strike off is: Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Wednesday, 29th August 2019: William Perry Clements Jr,
Wednesday, 28th August 2019: Angelina Eberly,
Tuesday, 27th August 2019: Barbara Jordan,
Monday, 26th August 2019: Ann Richards,
Sunday, 25th August 2019: Mark Wells White Jr,
Saturday, 24th August 2019: Clara Driscoll,
Friday, 23rd August 2019: Raymond Clayborn,
Thursday, 22nd August 2019: Susana Dickinson,
Wednesday, 21st August 2019: Charlie Nesbitt Wilson,
Tuesday, 20th August 2019: Lloyd Bentsen,
Monday, 19th August 2019: Lyndon Baines Johnson,
Sunday, 18th August 2019: Bessie Coleman,
Saturday, 17th August 2019: Tommy Nobis,
Friday, 16th August 2019: Lizzie Johnson,
Thursday, 15th August 2019: Earl Campbell,
Wednesday, 14th August 2019: Gregory Wayne Abbott,
Tuesday, 13th August 2019: James Richard "Rick" Perry,
Monday, 12th August 2019: Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson,
Sunday, 11th August 2019: Sam Houston,
Saturday, 10th August 2019: Priest Holmes,
Friday, 9th August 2019: George Walker Bush

Little Thranduil wrote:Texas BINGO - Round 5: Famous Texans

There are a lot of Famous People from Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Famous Texans!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Famous Texans
Word List (separated by commas):

George Walker Bush,
Lyndon Baines Johnson,
Charlie Nesbitt Wilson,
Ann Richards,
Barbara Jordan,
Lloyd Bentsen,
Bessie Coleman,
Lizzie Johnson,
Angelina Eberly,
Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson,
Gregory Wayne Abbott,
James Richard "Rick" Perry,
William Perry Clements Jr,
Mark Wells White Jr,
Preston Earnest Smith,
Dolph Briscoe Jr,
John Bowden Connally Jr,
Clara Driscoll,
Susana Dickinson,
Sam Houston,
Tommy Nobis,
Earl Campbell,
Raymond Clayborn,
Priest Holmes,
Bobby Layne,

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/zNl5nnv.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Famous Texan for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's Famous Texan to strike off is: George Walker Bush,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019: U.S.S. Cabot
Monday, 1st July, 2019: Palo Alto Battlefield,
Sunday, 30th June, 2019: John Nance Garner House,
Saturday, 29th June, 2019: Jose Antonio Navarro House Complex
Friday, 28th June, 2019: U.S.S. Lexington
Thursday, 27th June, 2019: U.S.S. Texas
Wednesday, 26th June, 2019: Plainview Site,
Tuesday, 25th June, 2019: Palmito Ranch Battlefield,
Monday, 24th June, 2019: Roma Historic District,
Sunday, 23rd June, 2019: Presidio Nuestra Senora De Loreto De La Bahia,
Saturday, 22nd June, 2019: Fair Park Texas Centennial Buildings,
Friday, 21st June, 2019: Fort Sam Houston,
Thursday, 20th June, 2019: Alamo,
Wednesday, 19th June, 2019: King Ranch,
Tuesday, 18th June, 2019: Texas State Capitol,
Monday, 17th June, 2019: Majestic Theatre,
Sunday, 16th June, 2019: Strand Historic District,
Saturday, 15th June, 2019: Espada Aqueduct,
Friday, 14th June, 2019:Samuel T. Rayburn House,
Thursday, 13th June, 2019: Apollo Mission Control Center,

Little Thranduil wrote:Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Thursday, 13th June, 2019

Texas BINGO - Round 4: National Historic Landmarks in Texas

There are a lot of National Historic Landmarks in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas National Historic Landmarks!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas National Historic Landmarks Bingo
Word List (separated by commas):
Alamo,
Apollo Mission Control Center,
Espada Aqueduct,
Fair Park Texas Centennial Buildings,
Fort Sam Houston,
John Nance Garner House,
Lyndon Baines Johnson Boyhood Home,
King Ranch,
Dealey Plaza Historic District,
U.S.S. Lexington,
U.S.S. Cabot,
Majestic Theatre,
Jose Antonio Navarro House Complex,
Palmito Ranch Battlefield,
Palo Alto Battlefield,
Plainview Site,
Presidio Nuestra Senora De Loreto De La Bahia,
Randolph Field Historic District,
Samuel T. Rayburn House,
Resaca De La Palma Battlefield,
Roma Historic District,
Strand Historic District,
U.S.S. TEXAS,
Texas State Capitol,
San Jacinto Battlefield,

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/VS5w89H.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a location for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's location to strike off is: Apollo Mission Control Center,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019:Espada Aqueduct,
Monday, 3rd June, 2019: Strand Historic District
Sunday, 2nd June, 2019: U.S.S. Cabot,
Saturday, 1st June, 2019: Lyndon Baines Johnson Boyhood Home,
Friday, 31st May, 2019: U.S.S. Lexington,
Thursday, 30th May, 2019: Texas State Capitol,
Wednesday, 29th May, 2019: Jose Antonio Navarro House Complex,
Tuesday, 28th May, 2019: U.S.S. TEXAS,
Monday, 27th May, 2019: San Jacinto Battlefield,
Sunday, 26th May, 2019: Roma Historic District,
Saturday, 25th May, 2019: Fair Park Texas Centennial Buildings,
Friday, 24th May, 2019: Apollo Mission Control Center,
Thursday, 23rd May, 2019: Presidio Nuestra Senora De Loreto De La Bahia,
Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019: Alamo,
Tuesday, 21st May, 2019: Fort Sam Houston,
Monday, 20th May, 2019: Majestic Theatre,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO - Round 3: National Historic Landmarks in Texas

There are a lot of National Historic Landmarks in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas National Historic Landmarks!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas National Historic Landmarks Bingo
Word List (separated by commas):
Alamo,
Apollo Mission Control Center,
Espada Aqueduct,
Fair Park Texas Centennial Buildings,
Fort Sam Houston,
John Nance Garner House,
Lyndon Baines Johnson Boyhood Home,
King Ranch,
Dealey Plaza Historic District,
U.S.S. Lexington,
U.S.S. Cabot,
Majestic Theatre,
Jose Antonio Navarro House Complex,
Palmito Ranch Battlefield,
Palo Alto Battlefield,
Plainview Site,
Presidio Nuestra Senora De Loreto De La Bahia,
Randolph Field Historic District,
Samuel T. Rayburn House,
Resaca De La Palma Battlefield,
Roma Historic District,
Strand Historic District,
U.S.S. TEXAS,
Texas State Capitol,
San Jacinto Battlefield,

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/voLx7oq.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a location for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's location to strike off is: Majestic Theatre

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Friday, 17th May, 2019: Eisenhower State Park,
Thursday, 16th May, 2019: Palmetto State Park,
Wednesday, 15th May 2019: Lake Corpus Christi State Park,
Tuesday, 14th May 2019: Stephen F. Austin State Park,
Monday, 13th May 2019: Garner State Park,
Sunday, 12th May 2019: Dinosaur Valley State Park,
Saturday, 11th May 2019: Mission Tejas State Park,
Friday, 10th May 2019: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site,
Thursday, 9th May 2019: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park,
Wednesday, 8th May 2019: Resaca de la Palma State Park,
Tuesday, 7th May, 2019: Longhorn Cavern State Park,
Monday, 6th April, 2019: Caprock Canyons State Park,
Sunday, 5th April, 2019: Lake Mineral Wells State Park,

Little Thranduil wrote:Good morning Texans!

Texas State Parks BINGO - Round 2

There are a lot of State Parks in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas State Parks!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas State Parks Bingo
Word List (separated by commas):
Abilene State Park,
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Caprock Canyons State Park,
Cedar Hill State Park,
Davis Mountains State Park,
Dinosaur Valley State Park,
Eisenhower State Park,
Franklin Mountains State Park,
Galveston Island State Park,
Garner State Park,
Guadalupe River State Park,
Lake Corpus Christi State Park,
Lake Mineral Wells State Park,
Longhorn Cavern State Park,
Lost Maples State Natural Area,
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site,
McKinney Falls State Park,
Mission Tejas State Park,
Mustang Island State Park,
Palmetto State Park,
Pedernales Falls State Park,
Resaca de la Palma State Park,
Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site,
Stephen F. Austin State Park

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/voLx7oq.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a location for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's location to strike off is: Lake Mineral Wells State Park,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Sunday, 28th April, 2019: Lake Mineral Wells State Park,
Saturday, 27th April, 2019: Garner State Park,
Friday, 26th April, 2019: Mission Tejas State Park,
Thursday, 25th April, 2019: Franklin Mountains State Park,
Wednesday, 24th April, 2019: Guadalupe River State Park,
Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019: Mustang Island State Park,
Monday, 22nd April, 2019: Eisenhower State Park,
Sunday, 21st April, 2019: Abilene State Park
Sunday – 24th March, 2019: Stephen F. Austin State Park
Saturday – 23rd March, 2019: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Friday – 22nd March, 2019: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Thursday - 21st March, 2019: Resaca de la Palma State Park
Wednesday - 20th March, 2019: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
Tuesday - 19th March, 2019: Galveston Island State Park

Little Thranduil wrote:There are a lot of State Parks in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas State Parks!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas State Parks Bingo
Word List (separated by commas):
Abilene State Park,
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Caprock Canyons State Park,
Cedar Hill State Park,
Davis Mountains State Park,
Dinosaur Valley State Park,
Eisenhower State Park,
Franklin Mountains State Park,
Galveston Island State Park,
Garner State Park,
Guadalupe River State Park,
Lake Corpus Christi State Park,
Lake Mineral Wells State Park,
Longhorn Cavern State Park,
Lost Maples State Natural Area,
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site,
McKinney Falls State Park,
Mission Tejas State Park,
Mustang Island State Park,
Palmetto State Park,
Pedernales Falls State Park,
Resaca de la Palma State Park,
Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site,
Stephen F. Austin State Park

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/voLx7oq.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a location for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's location to strike off is: Galveston Island State Park

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck everyone!

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Have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Live Long And Prosper Everyone And May The Force Be With You Always.

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

WINNERS:

BINGO Round 1 Winner:

NewTexas wrote:Bingo!

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Please verify!

Fort Verden wrote: Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize. Your prize is a card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prize and I will send it to you.

Fort Verden wrote:
Texas Parks BINGO update:

The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas has chosen the KGB Chicken card as his prize in a telegram and I have gifted the card to him from Elven King Thranduil. Enjoy the card Buddy!

BINGO Round 2 Winners:

NewTexas wrote:Bingo!

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Please Confirm.

Fort Verden wrote:Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas has won the second round of BINGO and it looks like a Double Bingo! I have drawn lines over Big Tex’s Bingo card to indicate why this is a Double Bingo:

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

Congratulations for winning the second Bingo round Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Double Bingo, your prize will be TWO cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them to you Buddy!

Edit: The Randomness of Trecdom2 Buddy, please post your Bingo card too. Since you were working on getting a Double Bingo and might already have a Bingo, perhaps we have a runner up or second place winner this time. If that is the case, you will win a prize too Buddy.

Trecdom2 wrote:I've had Bingo for several days, was trying to get it both ways. Will post it this evening

NewTexas wrote:Apparently, we did too Trec. We did not remember about the diagonal. Thanks, Verner! We will get back with you on those cards. ♫♫♫ A shopping we will go! ♪♪♪

Trecdom2 wrote:Tag:Fort Verden

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Fort Verden wrote:Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! The Randomness of Trecdom2 has won the second round of BINGO too and is the second place winner!

Congratulations for winning the second Bingo round Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize. Your prize is a card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Trecdom2 wrote:I choose the 7th card on the 4th page.

Little Thranduil wrote:Buddy, I am unable to find a 4th page of cards on any of my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Please name the card like this Buddy:
I would like (Insert nation name on card) card from (Fort Verden or Elven King Thranduil or Little Thranduil) as my prize please.

Trecdom2 wrote:Sorry, on my phone there are more pages than on a computer. I will pick, Community of University of Mars, as my prize.

Fort Verden

Fort Verden wrote:The winners have chosen their prizes and the cards have been sent to them!

First place with a Double Bingo - Two cards:
Mallorea and Riva Card gifted to The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas for 1.00.
Buck Rogers Card gifted to The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas for 0.20.

Second place with a Bingo - One card:
University of Mars Card gifted to The Randomness of Trecdom2 for 0.01.

Enjoy your prizes Buddies! :)

BINGO Round 3 Winner:

Edge Calibur wrote:Thanks Verner and hopefully this is a good month for you too.

And look here! Emmett has pwned your BINGO game! Woot! :)

nation=edge_calibur/detail=factbook/id=1218425

Fort Verden wrote:
Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Edge Calibur has won this round of BINGO with a Double Bingo. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Double Bingo, your prize will be TWO cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them to you Buddy.

Edge Calibur wrote:Can I have The Fridge Owl Menace and Niagara Falls Daredevils from Little Thranduil please?

Emmett Arnarson

Fort Verden wrote: Alrighty then!

The Fridge Owl Menace Card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.05.
Niagara Falls Daredevils Card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.05.

Enjoy your prizes Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 4 Winner:

Stars and Suns Imperium wrote:Quadruple Bingo. :)

nation=stars_and_suns_imperium/detail=factbook/id=1230520

Fort Verden wrote:Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Stars and Suns Imperium has won this round of BINGO with a Quadruple Bingo. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Quadruple Bingo, your prize will be FOUR cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them to you Buddy.

Stars and Suns Imperium wrote:I won 4 cards? Cool! I’ll have these cards as my prizes please. Thanks in advance:

From Fort Verden: Cromulent Peoples, Kherkov
From Little Thranduil: Oreor, Roma Imperium

Fort Verden wrote: Texas Regional BINGO Update:

Alrighty then!

Cromulent Peoples Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
Kherkov Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
Oreor Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.20.
Roma Imperium Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.20.

Enjoy your prizes Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 5 Winners:

Stars and Suns Imperium wrote:Fort Verden: Quadruple BINGO! Please confirm Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/0iegsXx

Fort Verden wrote:
Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Stars and Suns Imperium has won this round of BINGO with a Quadruple Bingo. Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Quadruple Bingo, your prize will be FOUR cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them 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 at least one BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize(s).

Trecdom2 wrote:page=dispatch/id=1202530

Only needed 2 more names to have Bingo all the way around the edge.

Fort Verden wrote: Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! The Randomness of Trecdom2 has won as well and it looks like a Double Bingo!

Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Double Bingo, your prize will be TWO cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them to you Buddy!

Stars and Suns Imperium wrote:Verner, I’d like these cards as my prizes please and thanks in advance:
From Fort Verden: Adorable Kittens
From Elven King Thranduil: The knight who says NI and Studly Penguins
From Little Thranduil: Celtic Rodents

Fort Verden wrote:
Texas Regional BINGO Update:

Alrighty then!

Adorable Kittens Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
Studly Penguins Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
The knight who says NI Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
Celtic Rodents Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.20.

Enjoy your prizes Buddy. :)

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas Regional Bingo Update:

Trecdom2: Trec Buddy, it is your turn to choose your prizes.

Fort Verden wrote: The Randomness of Trecdom2 has chosen the Rainsten Testing Site and The UEE cards as his prizes in a telegram and I have gifted the cards to him:

Rainsten Testing Site Card gifted to The Randomness of Trecdom2 for 0.01.
The UEE Card gifted to The Randomness of Trecdom2 for 0.05.

Enjoy your prizes Buddy! :)

NS Coding Reference: The Complete List of NSCodes

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126 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Sad And Blue To Help Restore Happiness In Your Life
https://theredheadriter.com/2013/08/126-things-to-do-when-youre-feeling-sad-and-blue-to-help-restore-happiness-in-your-life/

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“Everyone looks for a secret; a way to get and obtain a life that is more enjoyable.... a positive mental attitude contributes to the abundance of life. Well, the secret is you; your attitude, your thinking, your ability, are in your control.” - Byron Pulsifer, Positive Mental Attitude

Have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

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Edit:
v Favorite Voyager Episode: Blink of an Eye

Favorite Voyager Episode: Either Deadlock or Blink of an Eye. Hard to choose one.

Trecdom2 wrote:Favorite Voyager Episode: Either Deadlock or Blink of an Eye. Hard to choose one.

mine is the one with the Kreenem Weapon ship

Gig em Aggies wrote:mine is the one with the Kreenem Weapon ship

Year of Hell. Which like several well-liked Trek episodes, never really happened.

Trecdom2 wrote:Year of Hell. Which like several well-liked Trek episodes, never really happened.

They could have made an episode where the ship gets transported to the Delta quadrant and Janeway has to choose between keeping the time line as is or wiping the Borg from existence.

My birthday’s on September 7th and that’s tommorow! I’m turning 13 years old and officially becoming a teenager. Yiihaa!

Position You'd like to have: Chief Medical Officer
Position you wouldn't want: Any other posts than CMO
Favorite DS9 Episode: Past Tense, Parts I & II
Favorite Time Travel Episode: Tapestry
Best First Officer: George Kirk
Favorite Trek Game: None
Favorite Trek Novel: Star Trek: No Time Like The Past - Greg Cox
Favorite Non Aligned Race: Species 8472
Favorite Voyager Episode: Worst Case Scenario

King Emmett Von Richthofen
Supreme Leader, Gunslinger and First Knight of Gileadavia

Favorite Time Travel Episode: All Our Yesterdays
Best First Officer: Kira Nerys
Favorite Trek Game: None
Favorite Trek Novel: Star Trek: Best Destiny by Diane Carey
Favorite Non Aligned Race: Klingons!
Favorite Voyager Episode: Timeless

Emperor Varian Von Richthofen (Arian)

I thought about the Klingons but as they're allied, more or less, with the Federation in later times I exclueded them from non alligned. But again that's the fun thing about these lists.

Tapestry isn't an episode I think of for time travel but it does qualify.

Favorite Time Travel Episodes: The City on the Edge of Forever and Little Green Men
Best First Officer: William T. Riker
Favorite Trek Game: None
Favorite Trek Novel: Star Trek: New Frontier: Blind Man’s Bluff by Peter David
Favorite Non Aligned Race: Xindi
Favorite Voyager Episodes: Deadlock and Once Upon A Time

Fort Verden wrote: Music of the Day:

Harry Chapin - Cats In The Cradle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUwjNBjqR-c

I’m gonna be Better than You Dad.
You know I’m gonna be Better than You! :)

Vincent

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
World Beard Day
National Tailgating Day
National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day
National Grandma Moses Day
National Grateful Patient Day
National Salami Day
National New Hampshire Day
National Acorn Squash Day
National Beer Lovers Day

Quote of the Day:
“Laughter is important, not only because it makes us happy, it also has actual health benefits. And that’s because laughter completely engages the body and releases the mind. It connects us to others, and that in itself has a healing effect.” - Marlo Thomas

Music of the Day:

Charlie Daniels Band - "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnepPZChA5U

On This Day In History:

1813 Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York

1888 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York

1901 Eugene Lefebvre becomes first pilot to die in an airplane craft, while test piloting new French-built Wright biplane at Juvisy

1915 Johnny Gruelle patents his Raggedy Ann doll (US Patent D47789)

1916 Workmen's Compensation Act passed by Congress

1923 Interpol forms in Vienna

1936 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

1977 US President Jimmy Carter and Panama's General Omar Torrijos sign the Panama Canal treaties, guaranteeing Panama control of the Panama Canal after 1999

1997 The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.

2001 The US Federal Trade Commission approves Chevron's bid to buy Texaco

2012 Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada

2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announces plans to develop a new 'Silk Road Economic Belt' (part of Belt and Road Initiative) during visit to Kazakhstan

2015 British archaeologists announce the discovery of a Neolithic "superhenge" under 3ft of earth at Durrington Walls

2017 Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reports earlier cyberattack could affects 143 million Americans

World Beard Day

Every September, the luxurious landscape of facial hair becomes an annual event on World Beard Day!

Whether scruffy or carefully groomed, all those beard bearing persons step forward to celebrate the day. World Beard Day encourages competition between the bewhiskered. For those who have none, well, be prepared to pamper those who do or make yourself scarce. The mighty beard goes the spoils.

Memorable Beards
Throughout the ages, several famous and fabulous beards come to mind. The romantics may quote The Bard and wax poetic when reminded of Shakespeare’s Van Dyke style.

Another memorable speaker with a historically recognizable beard, Abraham Lincoln followed the advice of a young admirer. In a letter to the Republican nominee of 1860, Grace Bedell suggested that if he “let your whiskers grow” he might gain more votes. Lincoln went unshaven and a month later, he was headed for the White House.

Beards come in all sizes. The band ZZ Top can attest to that. Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill’s iconic beards help to identify the group’s image. Ironically, the one original member who doesn’t sport an epic beard bears the last name – Frank Beard.

Speaking of epic beards, the record for the world’s longest beard goes to Hans Langseth. Originally from Norway, Langseth immigrated to the United States. According to Guinness World Records, at the time of his death in 1927, Langseth’s beard measured 17 feet 6 inches long.

A modern-day beard with some amazing threads belongs to Questlove. Like other whiskered jawlines, the talented musician joins the ranks of famous beards around the world. These beards have it. Others just don’t.

HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldBeardDay
Drop your razor, show off your well-grown beard and join events near you.

WORLD BEARD DAY HISTORY
Since 2010, the unshaven have been celebrating World Beard Day.

National Grateful Patient Day

National Grateful Patient Day on September 7th provides an opportunity to show appreciation for the hard-working professionals in the medical industry. The day also focuses gratitude toward the families/caregivers of anyone receiving life-giving medical care. Additionally, the day honors the indomitable spirit of these courageous patients who are grateful to be alive.

As a force, gratefulness offers the power of hope. The gift of gratitude provides a spark of energy to the recipient. However, it also inspires anyone who hears the story. The healing spark of hope told from the perspective of a grateful patient – this day involves everyone who has ever felt a healing touch.

HOW TO OBSERVE #GratefulPatient Day
The day encourages Grateful Patients to visit www.gratefulpatient.org. There, they may begin sharing their inspirational stories of hope. Patients may take a moment on September 7th to thank their families, doctors or nurses. Others a patient may want to show gratitude toward includes the medical researchers/pharmaceutical companies who played a critical role in their recovery. Send a note or email. Some will even make a phone call.

GRATEFUL PATIENT DAY HISTORY
As an NFL player, Rolf Benirschke faced a battle on the field every Sunday. But more importantly, he fought his own personal battle with ulcerative colitis, ostomy surgery, and Hepatitis C—from his numerous blood transfusions. It nearly cost him his life. He emerged as a grateful patient, dedicating his life to patient advocacy. Rolf became passionate about encouraging research and innovation related to future therapies.

September 7, 1980, was Rolf’s improbable and nearly impossible comeback to the NFL after his illness. His two field goals and four extra points contributed to the Chargers 34-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed Grateful Patient Day in 2017 to be observed September 7th annually.

National Beer Lovers Day

Let’s all sing, “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall,” because it’s National Beer Lovers Day on September 7. Time to break out those German steins, decorative pitchers and very cool beer bottles.

Beer and the process of brewing beer goes back to ancient times in cultures the world over. The crafting of beer carries rich traditions, often requiring years of training and experience in the trade while the methods, grains, and flavors continue to change and evolve over time. Becoming a brewmaster can take years of fine-tuning the skills to make an exemplary beer or even an ale. One sure requirement is a love of beer and the craft. Today, fill your glass with an ice-cold, frothy beer and savor every gulp!

When is National Beer Lovers Day 2019?
National Beer Lovers Day is celebrated every year on the same day: September 7— nice and easy to remember, so you can focus on, well, beer.

National Beer Lovers Day Activities

Drink some beer with friends
Drive to your local beer-selling grocery store and pick up a nice, refreshing 12-pack. Invite your friends and family members to share some brewskies and good times!

Go on a bar crawl
If you've never been on a bar crawl, National Beer Lovers Day is a perfect time to check one out. It's a simple idea. Just pick out your favorite watering holes, and drink a beer in each. You might be a "regular" where everybody knows your name or you might encounter a brand new bar, decorated with ferns and full of lots of attractive strangers. You never know, and after a few beers, you won't care.

Tour a brewery and sample some beer
Go online and search for a brewery near you. Do you like craft beer, ale or lagers? Are you passionate about foreign exports or home-grown beer? You’ll learn about hops and grains and you'll get to sample different kinds of beer.

Why We Love National Beer Lovers Day

There's nothing to equal a nice, cold beer!
According to researchers, the taste of beer releases a chemical in the brain which makes people want to drink more. Moreover, beer’s taste — without even any effect from alcohol — can trigger the production of dopamine in the brain, according to a study by researchers from Indiana University. But aside from all that egghead talk, beer is simply delicious!

Beer makes others more attractive
Beer, like any alcoholic beverage, reduces your inhibitions. Sitting in a pub or a romantically-lit restaurant or bar can turn regular folks into seductive strangers.

Beer is a reward
Beer is not just a drink. It's the alcoholic equivalent of a pat on the back for a job well done. A beer is like a gold medal reward you give to yourself at the end of a very tough day.

Weakening Dorian moves north, Iran defies nuclear deal, NFL resumes action: 5 things to know this weekend
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/09/07/dorian-keeps-moving-north-more-nfl-action-5-things-know-weekend/2230488001/

Republicans in 4 states may cancel their 2020 primaries to support Trump
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/09/07/republicans-may-cancel-2020-presidential-primaries-back-trump/2235859001/

Here are 10 unforgettable family vacations that won't break the bank
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2019/09/06/family-vacation-things-do-cheap-trips-kids/2230759001/

American Museum of the House Cat: Everyday is Caturday at this North Carolina spot
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2019/09/06/american-museum-house-cat-here-everyday-caturday/2231717001/

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Let us continue the Famous Texans BINGO where we left off:

Today's Famous Texan to strike off is: Barbara Jordan,

Sunday, 15th September 2019: Ann Richards,
Saturday, 14th September 2019: George Walker Bush,
Friday, 13th September 2019: Priest Holmes,
Thursday, 12th September 2019: Lloyd Bentsen,
Wednesday, 11th September 2019: Bessie Coleman,
Tuesday, 10th September 2019: Lizzie Johnson,
Monday, 9th September 2019: Lyndon Baines Johnson,
Sunday, 8th September 2019: Gregory Wayne Abbott,
Saturday, 7th September 2019: Barbara Jordan,
Friday, 6th September 2019: Sam Houston,
Monday, 2nd September 2019: Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO - Round 6: Famous Texans

There are a lot of Famous People from Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Famous Texans!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Famous Texans
Word List (separated by commas):

George Walker Bush,
Lyndon Baines Johnson,
Charlie Nesbitt Wilson,
Ann Richards,
Barbara Jordan,
Lloyd Bentsen,
Bessie Coleman,
Lizzie Johnson,
Angelina Eberly,
Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson,
Gregory Wayne Abbott,
James Richard "Rick" Perry,
William Perry Clements Jr,
Mark Wells White Jr,
Preston Earnest Smith,
Dolph Briscoe Jr,
John Bowden Connally Jr,
Clara Driscoll,
Susana Dickinson,
Sam Houston,
Tommy Nobis,
Earl Campbell,
Raymond Clayborn,
Priest Holmes,
Bobby Layne,

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/zNl5nnv.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Famous Texan for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's Famous Texan to strike off is: Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Wednesday, 29th August 2019: William Perry Clements Jr,
Wednesday, 28th August 2019: Angelina Eberly,
Tuesday, 27th August 2019: Barbara Jordan,
Monday, 26th August 2019: Ann Richards,
Sunday, 25th August 2019: Mark Wells White Jr,
Saturday, 24th August 2019: Clara Driscoll,
Friday, 23rd August 2019: Raymond Clayborn,
Thursday, 22nd August 2019: Susana Dickinson,
Wednesday, 21st August 2019: Charlie Nesbitt Wilson,
Tuesday, 20th August 2019: Lloyd Bentsen,
Monday, 19th August 2019: Lyndon Baines Johnson,
Sunday, 18th August 2019: Bessie Coleman,
Saturday, 17th August 2019: Tommy Nobis,
Friday, 16th August 2019: Lizzie Johnson,
Thursday, 15th August 2019: Earl Campbell,
Wednesday, 14th August 2019: Gregory Wayne Abbott,
Tuesday, 13th August 2019: James Richard "Rick" Perry,
Monday, 12th August 2019: Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson,
Sunday, 11th August 2019: Sam Houston,
Saturday, 10th August 2019: Priest Holmes,
Friday, 9th August 2019: George Walker Bush

Little Thranduil wrote:Texas BINGO - Round 5: Famous Texans

There are a lot of Famous People from Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Famous Texans!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Famous Texans
Word List (separated by commas):

George Walker Bush,
Lyndon Baines Johnson,
Charlie Nesbitt Wilson,
Ann Richards,
Barbara Jordan,
Lloyd Bentsen,
Bessie Coleman,
Lizzie Johnson,
Angelina Eberly,
Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson,
Gregory Wayne Abbott,
James Richard "Rick" Perry,
William Perry Clements Jr,
Mark Wells White Jr,
Preston Earnest Smith,
Dolph Briscoe Jr,
John Bowden Connally Jr,
Clara Driscoll,
Susana Dickinson,
Sam Houston,
Tommy Nobis,
Earl Campbell,
Raymond Clayborn,
Priest Holmes,
Bobby Layne,

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/zNl5nnv.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Famous Texan for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's Famous Texan to strike off is: George Walker Bush,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019: U.S.S. Cabot
Monday, 1st July, 2019: Palo Alto Battlefield,
Sunday, 30th June, 2019: John Nance Garner House,
Saturday, 29th June, 2019: Jose Antonio Navarro House Complex
Friday, 28th June, 2019: U.S.S. Lexington
Thursday, 27th June, 2019: U.S.S. Texas
Wednesday, 26th June, 2019: Plainview Site,
Tuesday, 25th June, 2019: Palmito Ranch Battlefield,
Monday, 24th June, 2019: Roma Historic District,
Sunday, 23rd June, 2019: Presidio Nuestra Senora De Loreto De La Bahia,
Saturday, 22nd June, 2019: Fair Park Texas Centennial Buildings,
Friday, 21st June, 2019: Fort Sam Houston,
Thursday, 20th June, 2019: Alamo,
Wednesday, 19th June, 2019: King Ranch,
Tuesday, 18th June, 2019: Texas State Capitol,
Monday, 17th June, 2019: Majestic Theatre,
Sunday, 16th June, 2019: Strand Historic District,
Saturday, 15th June, 2019: Espada Aqueduct,
Friday, 14th June, 2019:Samuel T. Rayburn House,
Thursday, 13th June, 2019: Apollo Mission Control Center,

Little Thranduil wrote:Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Thursday, 13th June, 2019

Texas BINGO - Round 4: National Historic Landmarks in Texas

There are a lot of National Historic Landmarks in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas National Historic Landmarks!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas National Historic Landmarks Bingo
Word List (separated by commas):
Alamo,
Apollo Mission Control Center,
Espada Aqueduct,
Fair Park Texas Centennial Buildings,
Fort Sam Houston,
John Nance Garner House,
Lyndon Baines Johnson Boyhood Home,
King Ranch,
Dealey Plaza Historic District,
U.S.S. Lexington,
U.S.S. Cabot,
Majestic Theatre,
Jose Antonio Navarro House Complex,
Palmito Ranch Battlefield,
Palo Alto Battlefield,
Plainview Site,
Presidio Nuestra Senora De Loreto De La Bahia,
Randolph Field Historic District,
Samuel T. Rayburn House,
Resaca De La Palma Battlefield,
Roma Historic District,
Strand Historic District,
U.S.S. TEXAS,
Texas State Capitol,
San Jacinto Battlefield,

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/VS5w89H.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a location for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's location to strike off is: Apollo Mission Control Center,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019:Espada Aqueduct,
Monday, 3rd June, 2019: Strand Historic District
Sunday, 2nd June, 2019: U.S.S. Cabot,
Saturday, 1st June, 2019: Lyndon Baines Johnson Boyhood Home,
Friday, 31st May, 2019: U.S.S. Lexington,
Thursday, 30th May, 2019: Texas State Capitol,
Wednesday, 29th May, 2019: Jose Antonio Navarro House Complex,
Tuesday, 28th May, 2019: U.S.S. TEXAS,
Monday, 27th May, 2019: San Jacinto Battlefield,
Sunday, 26th May, 2019: Roma Historic District,
Saturday, 25th May, 2019: Fair Park Texas Centennial Buildings,
Friday, 24th May, 2019: Apollo Mission Control Center,
Thursday, 23rd May, 2019: Presidio Nuestra Senora De Loreto De La Bahia,
Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019: Alamo,
Tuesday, 21st May, 2019: Fort Sam Houston,
Monday, 20th May, 2019: Majestic Theatre,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO - Round 3: National Historic Landmarks in Texas

There are a lot of National Historic Landmarks in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas National Historic Landmarks!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas National Historic Landmarks Bingo
Word List (separated by commas):
Alamo,
Apollo Mission Control Center,
Espada Aqueduct,
Fair Park Texas Centennial Buildings,
Fort Sam Houston,
John Nance Garner House,
Lyndon Baines Johnson Boyhood Home,
King Ranch,
Dealey Plaza Historic District,
U.S.S. Lexington,
U.S.S. Cabot,
Majestic Theatre,
Jose Antonio Navarro House Complex,
Palmito Ranch Battlefield,
Palo Alto Battlefield,
Plainview Site,
Presidio Nuestra Senora De Loreto De La Bahia,
Randolph Field Historic District,
Samuel T. Rayburn House,
Resaca De La Palma Battlefield,
Roma Historic District,
Strand Historic District,
U.S.S. TEXAS,
Texas State Capitol,
San Jacinto Battlefield,

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/voLx7oq.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a location for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's location to strike off is: Majestic Theatre

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Friday, 17th May, 2019: Eisenhower State Park,
Thursday, 16th May, 2019: Palmetto State Park,
Wednesday, 15th May 2019: Lake Corpus Christi State Park,
Tuesday, 14th May 2019: Stephen F. Austin State Park,
Monday, 13th May 2019: Garner State Park,
Sunday, 12th May 2019: Dinosaur Valley State Park,
Saturday, 11th May 2019: Mission Tejas State Park,
Friday, 10th May 2019: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site,
Thursday, 9th May 2019: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park,
Wednesday, 8th May 2019: Resaca de la Palma State Park,
Tuesday, 7th May, 2019: Longhorn Cavern State Park,
Monday, 6th April, 2019: Caprock Canyons State Park,
Sunday, 5th April, 2019: Lake Mineral Wells State Park,

Little Thranduil wrote:Good morning Texans!

Texas State Parks BINGO - Round 2

There are a lot of State Parks in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas State Parks!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas State Parks Bingo
Word List (separated by commas):
Abilene State Park,
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Caprock Canyons State Park,
Cedar Hill State Park,
Davis Mountains State Park,
Dinosaur Valley State Park,
Eisenhower State Park,
Franklin Mountains State Park,
Galveston Island State Park,
Garner State Park,
Guadalupe River State Park,
Lake Corpus Christi State Park,
Lake Mineral Wells State Park,
Longhorn Cavern State Park,
Lost Maples State Natural Area,
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site,
McKinney Falls State Park,
Mission Tejas State Park,
Mustang Island State Park,
Palmetto State Park,
Pedernales Falls State Park,
Resaca de la Palma State Park,
Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site,
Stephen F. Austin State Park

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/voLx7oq.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a location for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's location to strike off is: Lake Mineral Wells State Park,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Sunday, 28th April, 2019: Lake Mineral Wells State Park,
Saturday, 27th April, 2019: Garner State Park,
Friday, 26th April, 2019: Mission Tejas State Park,
Thursday, 25th April, 2019: Franklin Mountains State Park,
Wednesday, 24th April, 2019: Guadalupe River State Park,
Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019: Mustang Island State Park,
Monday, 22nd April, 2019: Eisenhower State Park,
Sunday, 21st April, 2019: Abilene State Park
Sunday – 24th March, 2019: Stephen F. Austin State Park
Saturday – 23rd March, 2019: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Friday – 22nd March, 2019: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Thursday - 21st March, 2019: Resaca de la Palma State Park
Wednesday - 20th March, 2019: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
Tuesday - 19th March, 2019: Galveston Island State Park

Little Thranduil wrote:There are a lot of State Parks in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas State Parks!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas State Parks Bingo
Word List (separated by commas):
Abilene State Park,
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Caprock Canyons State Park,
Cedar Hill State Park,
Davis Mountains State Park,
Dinosaur Valley State Park,
Eisenhower State Park,
Franklin Mountains State Park,
Galveston Island State Park,
Garner State Park,
Guadalupe River State Park,
Lake Corpus Christi State Park,
Lake Mineral Wells State Park,
Longhorn Cavern State Park,
Lost Maples State Natural Area,
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site,
McKinney Falls State Park,
Mission Tejas State Park,
Mustang Island State Park,
Palmetto State Park,
Pedernales Falls State Park,
Resaca de la Palma State Park,
Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site,
Stephen F. Austin State Park

Free Space:
Include a free space?: No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create: 1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/voLx7oq.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a location for you to strike out each day. Your goal is to cover 5 of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row.

To start the game, today's location to strike off is: Galveston Island State Park

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to imgur.com.

Good luck everyone!

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Have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Live Long And Prosper Everyone And May The Force Be With You Always.

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

WINNERS:

BINGO Round 1 Winner:

NewTexas wrote:Bingo!

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Please verify!

Fort Verden wrote: Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize. Your prize is a card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prize and I will send it to you.

Fort Verden wrote:
Texas Parks BINGO update:

The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas has chosen the KGB Chicken card as his prize in a telegram and I have gifted the card to him from Elven King Thranduil. Enjoy the card Buddy!

BINGO Round 2 Winners:

NewTexas wrote:Bingo!

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Please Confirm.

Fort Verden wrote:Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas has won the second round of BINGO and it looks like a Double Bingo! I have drawn lines over Big Tex’s Bingo card to indicate why this is a Double Bingo:

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

Congratulations for winning the second Bingo round Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Double Bingo, your prize will be TWO cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them to you Buddy!

Edit: The Randomness of Trecdom2 Buddy, please post your Bingo card too. Since you were working on getting a Double Bingo and might already have a Bingo, perhaps we have a runner up or second place winner this time. If that is the case, you will win a prize too Buddy.

Trecdom2 wrote:I've had Bingo for several days, was trying to get it both ways. Will post it this evening

NewTexas wrote:Apparently, we did too Trec. We did not remember about the diagonal. Thanks, Verner! We will get back with you on those cards. ♫♫♫ A shopping we will go! ♪♪♪

Trecdom2 wrote:Tag:Fort Verden

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Fort Verden wrote:Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! The Randomness of Trecdom2 has won the second round of BINGO too and is the second place winner!

Congratulations for winning the second Bingo round Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize. Your prize is a card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Trecdom2 wrote:I choose the 7th card on the 4th page.

Little Thranduil wrote:Buddy, I am unable to find a 4th page of cards on any of my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Please name the card like this Buddy:
I would like (Insert nation name on card) card from (Fort Verden or Elven King Thranduil or Little Thranduil) as my prize please.

Trecdom2 wrote:Sorry, on my phone there are more pages than on a computer. I will pick, Community of University of Mars, as my prize.

Fort Verden

Fort Verden wrote:The winners have chosen their prizes and the cards have been sent to them!

First place with a Double Bingo - Two cards:
Mallorea and Riva Card gifted to The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas for 1.00.
Buck Rogers Card gifted to The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas for 0.20.

Second place with a Bingo - One card:
University of Mars Card gifted to The Randomness of Trecdom2 for 0.01.

Enjoy your prizes Buddies! :)

BINGO Round 3 Winner:

Edge Calibur wrote:Thanks Verner and hopefully this is a good month for you too.

And look here! Emmett has pwned your BINGO game! Woot! :)

nation=edge_calibur/detail=factbook/id=1218425

Fort Verden wrote:
Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Edge Calibur has won this round of BINGO with a Double Bingo. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Double Bingo, your prize will be TWO cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them to you Buddy.

Edge Calibur wrote:Can I have The Fridge Owl Menace and Niagara Falls Daredevils from Little Thranduil please?

Emmett Arnarson

Fort Verden wrote: Alrighty then!

The Fridge Owl Menace Card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.05.
Niagara Falls Daredevils Card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.05.

Enjoy your prizes Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 4 Winner:

Stars and Suns Imperium wrote:Quadruple Bingo. :)

nation=stars_and_suns_imperium/detail=factbook/id=1230520

Fort Verden wrote:Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Stars and Suns Imperium has won this round of BINGO with a Quadruple Bingo. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Quadruple Bingo, your prize will be FOUR cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them to you Buddy.

Stars and Suns Imperium wrote:I won 4 cards? Cool! I’ll have these cards as my prizes please. Thanks in advance:

From Fort Verden: Cromulent Peoples, Kherkov
From Little Thranduil: Oreor, Roma Imperium

Fort Verden wrote: Texas Regional BINGO Update:

Alrighty then!

Cromulent Peoples Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
Kherkov Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
Oreor Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.20.
Roma Imperium Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.20.

Enjoy your prizes Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 5 Winners:

Stars and Suns Imperium wrote:Fort Verden: Quadruple BINGO! Please confirm Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/0iegsXx

Fort Verden wrote:
Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Stars and Suns Imperium has won this round of BINGO with a Quadruple Bingo. Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Quadruple Bingo, your prize will be FOUR cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them 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 at least one BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize(s).

Trecdom2 wrote:page=dispatch/id=1202530

Only needed 2 more names to have Bingo all the way around the edge.

Fort Verden wrote: Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! The Randomness of Trecdom2 has won as well and it looks like a Double Bingo!

Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Double Bingo, your prize will be TWO cards from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil and Little Thranduil. Except the cards in the Cards Gifted To Me By My Sons collection. Choose your prizes and I will send them to you Buddy!

Stars and Suns Imperium wrote:Verner, I’d like these cards as my prizes please and thanks in advance:
From Fort Verden: Adorable Kittens
From Elven King Thranduil: The knight who says NI and Studly Penguins
From Little Thranduil: Celtic Rodents

Fort Verden wrote:
Texas Regional BINGO Update:

Alrighty then!

Adorable Kittens Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
Studly Penguins Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
The knight who says NI Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.50.
Celtic Rodents Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.20.

Enjoy your prizes Buddy. :)

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas Regional Bingo Update:

Trecdom2: Trec Buddy, it is your turn to choose your prizes.

Fort Verden wrote: The Randomness of Trecdom2 has chosen the Rainsten Testing Site and The UEE cards as his prizes in a telegram and I have gifted the cards to him:

Rainsten Testing Site Card gifted to The Randomness of Trecdom2 for 0.01.
The UEE Card gifted to The Randomness of Trecdom2 for 0.05.

Enjoy your prizes Buddy! :)

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Happy Birthday and Many More!:
The Republic of Gileadavia

Live long and prosper my precious son. :)

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“Laughter is important, not only because it makes us happy, it also has actual health benefits. And that’s because laughter completely engages the body and releases the mind. It connects us to others, and that in itself has a healing effect.” - Marlo Thomas

Have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

I feel dumb for missing this, but my nation turned 15 years old two days ago! That's old!

where is "join Texas Chat" on the poll???

Gileadavia wrote:My birthday’s on September 7th and that’s tommorow! I’m turning 13 years old and officially becoming a teenager. Yiihaa!

Position You'd like to have: Chief Medical Officer
Position you wouldn't want: Any other posts than CMO
Favorite DS9 Episode: Past Tense, Parts I & II
Favorite Time Travel Episode: Tapestry
Best First Officer: George Kirk
Favorite Trek Game: None
Favorite Trek Novel: Star Trek: No Time Like The Past - Greg Cox
Favorite Non Aligned Race: Species 8472
Favorite Voyager Episode: Worst Case Scenario

King Emmett Von Richthofen
Supreme Leader, Gunslinger and First Knight of Gileadavia

Happy Birthday!

***** 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. No Juice Bar today; citrus juices curdle milk and nobody wants that. 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 Shout Outs *****

@ Rorschach Studly Penguins Independent Planets - Cheers and welcome back to Texas Fantasy Football! Some of these nations are in their tenth or more season of TFF! Best Wishes!

@ Trecdom2 - You have encyclopedic knowledge of all things, well, Trekdom! Thank you for regaling us with all the mini-Polls on the RMB. We wish we had your level of knowledge or at least all the Blu-rays and the time to rewatch them. We agree with Gig 'Em that TNG is the best, but really enjoyed how different DS9 was. While Scott Bakula was great as an Enterprise Captain, Enterprise was probably the lamest of the series.

@ Gileadavia - HB King Emmett von Richthofen! Virgos of The World Unite! We can take over this sucker!

@ Fort Verden - Way to survive yet another ambulance ride, Buddy! Are they going to put you on a list for a new ticker? The current one is sounding a little sketchy. Good enough for now, questionable for the long haul.

***** 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, 755 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 15 years! Check it out! Good stuff!

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Saturday: Drive to the next city for the next job.

NewTexas wrote:Today is Milk Toast Breakfast! HeeYaa! For milquetoast Texans, we present you with Genuine Texas Moo Juice and roasty, toasty Texas Toast goodness!

**The ambassador stands on his tongue with both feet.**

The character you are most like: Barkley

Today marks 53 years since Star Trek first aired.

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