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Hey John,

I think we should introduce or reintroduce ourselves.

Hi everyone! I’m Max. I was born in China but migrated to the United States a few years ago with my family. My nation is named after Yip Man because I admire Yip Man and he and I share the same surname. We used to be Buddhists but after arriving in the U.S. we went to church and my family and I were baptised as Christians. Max is the short form of my English name and Baptismal name Maximillian. So just call me Max okay?

I used to be from this region (Texas) but I don’t think I posted a lot the last time I was here. Nice to see everyone again. I hope I fit in better and belong here this time. :)

Max

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
World Rabies Day
National Sons Day
National Public Lands Day
National Neighbor Day
National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Drink Beer Day

Quotes of the Day:
“To have self-confidence is to know that I have something to offer the world and others; it’s an assurance that I’m not only OK, but I have value to contribute.” - Sandy Slovack, Hello,You're Fabulous!

"You're young and you're bulletproof and invincible. But never underestimate the power of other people's love and prayer." - Tony Snow

Music of the Day:

American Authors - Best Day Of My Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y66j_BUCBMY

On This Day In History:
1787 Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval

1867 Toronto becomes capital of Ontario

1944 Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of President Theodore Roosevelt, is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for directing troops at Utah Beach during the D-Day landings

1958 USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's

1976 US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act

2008 SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

2015 DNA controllers for the age women go into menopause announced in "Nature Genetics" by reseach team from Exeter and Cambridge universities

2015 NASA scientists announce the discovery of flowing water on Mars

2018 Up to 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to a code weakness

World Rabies Day

On September 28th, NGOs, governments, and people from all over the world will unite to on World Rabies Day to spread awareness about the dangers of the disease, and how it can be stopped.The event, put on by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), seeks to educate the public about how rabies can be eradicated in people and domestic animals if we take the appropriate steps. Around the world, dogs are the most common animal affected by rabies, with more than 99 percent of human cases coming from dog bites. GARC sponsors the event not only to raise awareness for one day, but with the hope that communities can put measures in place to help control the spread of rabies all year round.

World Rabies Day – History

1920s
Vaccination comes to America

Widespread adoption of the rabies vaccine soon occurs

1885
First vaccine developed

It was developed for animals

1700s
Europe tries to eradicate rabies

It attempts to destroy all stray dogs to fight the virus

300 BC
Aristotle writes about rabies

He writes a paper noting a disease that affects dogs and any animal the dog bites

How to Observe World Rabies Day

Get involved
GARC hosts dozens of events around the world, from South Africa to Afghanistan, where you can learn more about how to control rabies. The group is also circulating a pledge that people can sign to fight for the Zero by 30 cause. Other ways to get involved include organizing an event for yourself, or nominating a champion for a World Rabies Day award.

Do your research
There are several steps that must be taken in a number of different situations regarding rabies. Make sure you know what to do if your pet bites another person, if another person’s pet bites you, or if your pet is bitten by another pet. In any of these cases, there are specific ways doctors and veterinarians must handle the situation, so do your part to know as well.

End the stigma
When we think of rabies, we typically think of crazed dogs, humans, squirrels, and skunks, foaming at the mouth like zombies. Remember that these are symptoms of a deadly virus, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. So instead of seeing rabies as the plot of a horror movie, we may need to shift our thinking if we’re going to eliminate it.

Why World Rabies Day is Important

It has an ambitious goal
GARC has set an ambitious but admirable goal for rabies: Zero by 30. That is to say, by putting the right measures in place, the world could see zero human death of rabies caused by dog bites by the year 2030. This resolution was agreed upon in 2015 among a group of organizations including the World Health Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and GARC.

It’s a serious disease
Every year, more than 60,000 people around the world die from rabies infection. Considering the World Health Organization deems rabies a 100 percent preventable disease, it’s now up to communities, NGOs and governments around the world to come together to put the measures in place that will stop these unnecessary deaths.

It spreads knowledge
By knowing how to prevent pets from getting rabies, anyone can do their part to put an end to the virus. World Rabies Day seeks to highlight local and state laws that help control spread of the disease, and also hosts events for vaccinating puppies under 12 months of age. Knowing about rabies is the first step to eradicating it among people and our pets.

National Sons Day

“Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.” - Robert Downey, Jr.

When is National Sons Day 2019?
National Sons Day falls on September 28, 2019.

What is the significance and history of National Sons Day?
National Sons Day has taken on new meaning as we head into the third decade of the 21st century. The #metoo era is long overdue — and society can no longer overlook the importance of raising our boys with this in mind. The good news? A crucial national conversation has begun — finally.

Parents of sons today face challenges that seem so obvious — yet no one saw coming. Who could have predicted the stunning downfall of so many of America’s most famous and powerful men in so little time? The list of names sent shock waves through the world of entertainment, media, tech and politics. And no one knows where we’re headed next.

One thing’s for sure — it all starts with teaching (and modeling) respect.

Here’s lifestyle writer and dad Christopher Dale in a recent article for Motherly: “Parents of boys are in a precarious position, one where the rules of inter-gender engagement seem to be in constant flux. As society understandably amplifies the voices of accusers, we find ourselves raising the potentially accused.”

Accused and accusers. That’s a lot for our kids to handle. So how do moms and dads navigate these treacherous waters? There’s no simple answer. We’re in uncharted territory here — and this discussion needs to go on for as long as it takes. Preparing our boys for this will require a level of guidance and communication that our predecessors in parenthood could never have envisioned – and that we ourselves have yet to fully grasp.

Molding our sons into responsible men can either be seen as a perilous journey or an opportunity to grow as a human being. On National Sons Day, every September 28, we think about our boys and the legacy we leave behind as parents. More than that, we take the time to listen to our boys — to hear their dreams or fears and thoughts on changing the world. We all have a role to play. Men and women. Educators. Professionals at all levels.

Aside from that, men have struggled with a stereotype of showing strength without fear or compassion. Luckily, as society incorporates “emotional” equity in the workplace and at home, we’re all redefining what it means to be a good son — and a good man.

Let’s have meaningful conversations with our boys on National Sons Day.

It’s time.

What are the best ways to celebrate National Sons Day?
Stress gender equality: Make it clear that what each of you does as a parent is determined by your individual skills, interests, and what works best for the family — not your gender.

Encourage a #metoo conversation: Spend time discussing the recent events surrounding this movement. It’s imperative that boys grow up with a healthy respect for both men and women. Parents — especially dads — need to model this behavior at every opportunity.

Oh — and have fun! Despite the very serious times in which we we find ourselves, let’s not forget to enjoy the day. Only you know what your boys need most on National Sons Day. Make sure to include family, friends and community. And their favorite ride!

Sons through the centuries

1790
Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven's father, Johann, attempted a musical career, but we all remember his son, Ludwig, as one of the all-time greatest composers.

1858
Darwin

Robert Darwin carved out a successful career as a physician, but his son, Charles, changed the course of history — and gave lots of credit to his father.

1950
Dr. King

Martin Luther King Jr. wrote of his father's influence: "[He] had a great deal to do with my going in the ministry. This is not to say that he ever spoke to me in terms of being a minister, but that my admiration for him was the great moving factor. He set forth a noble example that I didn't mind following."

Hollywood's Shining Sons and Fathers

Mr. and Mr. Smith
Will Smith's talented son, Jaden, has worked as an actor, singer, and model. GQ once dubbed him "a "superstar who has taken fashion to an entirely different level." Jaden on his famous dad: "He started in music and transitioned to movies. I started with movies, and then I transitioned into making music. I look at him and use it as a blueprint of how good of a person he is, but not necessarily the success that he reached."

Brat pack
Actor Martin Sheen is the proud dad of three sons: Emilio Estévez, Ramon Estévez, and one boy who can be a bit "problematic": Charlie Sheen. (Check out Dad in "Apocalypse Now." You might think it was Charlie himself if you didn't know better.)

The family that gigs together...
The incredible jazz and classical trumpeter as well as all-around Renaissance Man, Wynton Marsalis, came by these gifts honestly — gigging with his pianist dad, Ellis Marsalis, while growing up in New Orleans.

Ziggy's stardust
What to do when your dad practically invented an entire musical genre? Check out Bob Marley's son, Ziggy, who released his seventh solo studio album in 2018. He wrote, recorded, and produced the entire album — which received rave reviews upon release.

Douglas family dynasty
Michael Douglas labored for years to distinguish himself as an actor apart from his famous dad, Kirk Douglas. According to Michael, who has his own distinguished career, it isn't an issue anymore. Well stated.

The Eastwoods
Actor/director Clint Eastwood has not one but two sons who are making noise in entertainment; Kyle is a renowned jazz bass player and brother, Scott, is turning heads as an actor.

Why We Love National Sons Day

Boys to men
National Sons Day reminds all of us to set high standards for our boys. Gender roles are shifting faster now than ever before. The day presents an opportunity for parents to take the lead on this.

Emotional support
From Dr. Meg: "While a mother’s encouragement for her son is most effective in the form of emotional support, a father’s encouragement is most effective in the form of words. A father’s words hold all the power to make or break his son."

Kindness and sensitivity
We can't stress this enough. Let's make a pledge to make National Son Day a time to reevaluate what we're teaching our boys. The next generation of men depends on our success as parents.

National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day, held the fourth Saturday of each September, celebrates the outdoor activities of hunting and fishing while emphasizing conservation. It was first established by President Nixon in 1972 and is marked by outdoor events held throughout the country. Its roots go back more than 100 years to President Theodore Roosevelt, who introduced the first laws regulating the hunting of wildlife in the U.S.

National Hunting and Fishing Day – History

2000
Congressional action

Congress passed the Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA). The bill allocated $50 million a year from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service budget to the states, requiring each one to have a plan for wildlife conservation.

1937
Raise my taxes?

Congress passed the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (P-R Act), which
taxed some hunting equipment to provide revenue for wildlife restoration projects.

1880s
Join the club

Clubs such as the League of American Sportsmen and the Audubon Society were established to promote conservation.

National Hunting and Fishing Day Activities

Hit the road
Load up the car or truck with your gear and enjoy the great outdoors. Take a trip to a local lake or hunting spot to breathe in the air and check out the wonders of nature.

Take a class
Research local opportunities to up your hunting or fishing game by taking a class. Curious about fly-fishing? There's a class for that.

Join in conservation efforts
Join your local Ducks Unlimited chapter or another organization that promotes conservation efforts. They often host events and fundraisers that allow you to get involved and contribute to conservation causes.

4 Trends That Prove Hunting's Popularity

38 million
More than 38 million Americans regularly hunt and fish.

Get the gear
Only sales of exercise equipment and golf gear top sales of gear used for hunting and fishing.

Teenage girls
Teenage girls are the fastest growing demographic of sport shooters.

A billion
Americans buy more than a billion shotshells annually.

Why We Love National Hunting and Fishing Day

It's good for conservation
Controlled hunting and fishing is good for conservation, reducing overpopulation of certain species and improving conditions for wildlife. Many hunting and fishing associations are focused on conservation efforts.

It's healthy
Outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing are good exercise. Some may be more strenuous than others, but they involve physical activity that can improve your health.

It's a bonding activity
Hunting and fishing brings people together, whether friends or family. Both endeavors have traditionally presented opportunities for groups to gather.

National Public Lands Day

Like the song says, “This land is your land/this land is my land/from California/ to the New York island.” Now, you can honor it all on National Public Lands Day, held on the fourth Saturday in September. This year’s events fall on September 28 when outdoor freaks and geeks come out to participate in planting trees, removing trash, and observing wildlife. The whole idea is to draw attention to the beauty of our environment and attend events that bring us together. It’s also a day to reflect on how natural disasters, and human neglect can impact nature.

National Public Lands Day – History

October 10, 2017
EPA sought Obama-era regulation repeal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed abolishing the Clean Power Plan citing the regulation goes above and beyond the agency’s statutory authority.

May 27, 2015
Clean Water Protection Rule

The Waters of the U.S Rule is an environmental protection of streams and wetlands that ensures those areas are precisely and accurately defined.

June 25, 2013
Presidential climate change strategy

President Obama issued a climate change strategy that prepares agencies for negative climate effects by cutting carbon pollution in the U.S.

October 5, 2010
First national greenhouse gas fuel standards

With a goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 250 million metric tons, the nation issued the first greenhouse gas fuel efficiency standards for trucks and buses.

2007
BP paid $62 million criminal fine

BP was hit with one of the largest criminal fines for an environmental violation associated with the 2005 refinery explosion that killed 15 people.

National Public Lands Day Activities
Clear debris from a trail

There’s nothing nicer than an early morning stroll on a neighborhood trail. But when that trail is strewn with bottles and other debris, it distracts you from the healthful benefits of your walk. On National Public Lands Day, do something different and clean the trail as you walk it. You’ll still get the good vibes from the exercise but you’ll also know that you are helping your environment as well as your neighbors.

Plant a tree
Planting a tree is the purest form of loving your environment. Contact someone from a local environmental organization and gather a group of friends to plant a tree in the name of a loved one or a cause. Partner with the American Cancer Society or some other non-profit to find out more.

Work to restore a historic structure
Contact the Army Corps of Engineers or the USDA Forest Service and volunteer to help restore any historic structures that may be in disrepair. There may be a small wood shed in the park that needs a few extra nails and some paint. It’s not much but whatever you can do helps.

5 Crystal Clear Facts About Recycling

It’s an energy powerhouse
Did you know that energy saved from one recycled aluminum can could supply power to your television for almost three hours.

Toilet paper toll
Consider this — it takes 25,000 cut trees in one day just to produce toilet paper.

Re-use that bottle
Since it takes about 4,000 years for a glass bottle to decompose, we could have settlements on Mars and that bottle will still be sitting in a landfill.

It can reduce paper and plastic bags
Grocery stores and supermarkets use up to about 60 million paper bags annually, which is a great argument for why you should bring your own bags to the store.

We’re number one!
The U.S. has the unenviable spot as the number one trash-producing country in the world.

Why We Love National Public Lands Day
It encourages us to appreciate our environment

No matter where you live in America, there's a way to show Mother Nature we love her. Even in congested cities, neighbors bond in community gardens. When life is hectic and work is exhausting, we can always jump in the car or on a bike and feel rejuvenated in the fresh air and beauty of nature. National Public Lands Day helps us to honor the wonderful gift of American parks, waters, and wildlife.

It focuses on a day of volunteer service
Getting out in the Great Outdoors helping to restore our parks, coastlines, and dwellings is a big part of National Public Lands Day. Volunteers come out from all over the country to do their part and help the environment. Even though picking up trash in the neighborhood park may not seem like a big deal, it is when thousands of people join together doing the little things that make a gigantic impact.

It's great exercise
No money for a gym membership? No problem. If you’re a couch potato, get up, grab a sack, and clean up a park. It’s wonderful exercise and you’ll probably meet other like-minded souls like yourself. All it takes is determination and a little elbow grease to do your part on National Public Lands Day .

National Neighbor Day

Want to be the favorite person on your block? National Neighbor Day celebrates the importance of being a good neighbor while contributing to one’s community and each other. Relationships with neighbors can often lead to close friendships. Neighbors are almost like family. They’re close to you in more ways than one. That’s why National Neighbor Day, held annually on September 28, promotes good relationships between neighbors. As Mister Rogers would say, “Please won’t you be…my neighbor?”

National Neighbor Day – History
August 31, 2001
"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood..."

The last episode of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" aired on PBS.

1989
"The 'Burbs"

Tom Hanks starred in "The 'Burbs." It's about a group of neighbors who are convinced their new neighbor runs a Satanic cult

1947
The first subdivision

Levitt and Sons began construction of Levittown, New York, a planned community of more than 2,000 homes. That's a lot of neighbors.

National Neighbor Day Activities

Host an event
National Neighbor Day is an excellent opportunity to throw a neighborhood block party. Put a committee of neighbors together and get set for the biggest little bash ever.

Invite them over
Spend some quality face time with the people (geographically) closest to you. You might spend years looking out for each other.

Get involved
Join your local neighborhood or condo association and donate your time to make the neighborhood a little better. You'll probably make some lifelong friends.

3 Ways To Be The Favorite Neighbor

Meet 'n greet
What? You haven't met your neighbors? We can't have that. March out there and introduce yourself.

Yard duty
Nothing drives neighbors crazy like staring at a messy yard. If you're lucky enough to have an actual lawn — make sure you take care of it.

Don't be too nosy
Some folks enjoy their privacy more than others. Don't ask too many questions, especially if it appears your neighbor isn't that keen on sharing information.

Why We Love National Neighbor Day

They're right next door, after all
Aside from family and friends, relationships with neighbors are the closest ones we have. It's best to keep neighborly relationships stress-free.

Opportunities to give
National Neighbor Day reminds us to be good neighbors by checking on those who live close to us and pitching in to help if we can. They'll do the same for you.

Show your kids how it's done
National Neighbor Day teaches younger generations the importance of being a good neighbor and contributing to the community.

'Front-row seat to history': The monumental week that changed impeachment and sent Congress into chaos
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/09/27/trump-ukraine-impeachment-congress/3776128002/

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Welcome Back To Texas!:
Yuwen Empire and his card puppets
Yip Man

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

Today's Famous Texan to strike off is: James Richard "Rick" Perry,

Tuesday, 15th October 2019: Drummond phlox (Phlox drummondii),
Monday, 14th October 2019: Texas lantana (Lantana urti-coides or L. horrida),
Saturday, 12th October 2019: Indian paintbrush (Castilleja spp.),
Friday, 11th October 2019: Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.),
Thursday, 10th October 2019: False dragonhead (Physostegia spp.),
Wednesday, 9th October 2019: Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.),
Tuesday, 8th October 2019: Winecup (Callirhoë involucrata),
Monday, 7th October 2019: Texas thistle (Cirsium texanum),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO - Round 7: Texas Wildflowers

There are a lot of Texas Wildflowers. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Wildflowers!

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 Wildflowers BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis),
Indian paintbrush (Castilleja spp.),
Drummond phlox (Phlox drummondii),
Verbena (Verbena spp.),
Pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa),
Texas bluebell (Eustoma grandiflorum),
Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta),
Mexican hat (Ratibida colum-naris),
Winecup (Callirhoë involucrata),
Spotted beebalm (Monarda spp.),
Gayfeather (Liatris mucronata),
Blackfoot daisy (Melampodium leucanthum),
White prickly poppy (Argemone albiflora),
Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus),
Eryngo (Eryngium leavenworthii),
Beach morning glory (Ipo-moea stolonifera),
Rain lily (Cooperia pedunculata),
Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.),
Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.),
Spiderwort (Tradescantia spp.),
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa),
False dragonhead (Physostegia spp.),
Spider lily (Hymenocallis liriosme),
Texas lantana (Lantana urti-coides or L. horrida),
Texas thistle (Cirsium texanum),

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/sZgVdDv.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Wildflower 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 Texas Wildflower to strike off is: Texas thistle (Cirsium texanum),

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!

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“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.”
- Joel Osteen

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Saturday, 28th September 2019: James Richard "Rick" Perry,
Friday, 27th September 2019: Mark Wells White Jr,
Thursday, 26th September 2019: Tommy Nobis,
Wednesday, 25th September 2019: John Bowden Connally Jr,
Tuesday, 24th September 2019: Earl Campbell,
Saturday, 21st September 2019: Clara Driscoll,
Friday, 20th September 2019: Dolph Briscoe Jr,
Thursday, 19th September 2019: Preston Earnest Smith,
Wednesday, 18th September 2019: William Perry Clements Jr,
Tuesday, 17th September 2019: Charlie Nesbitt Wilson,
Monday, 16th September 2019: Raymond Clayborn,
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 HalloweenStates 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 HalloweenStates 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 HalloweenStates 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 HalloweenStates of NewTexas for 1.00.
Buck Rogers Card gifted to The HalloweenStates 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! :)

BINGO Round 6 Winner:

Edge Calibur wrote:Look here Verner! Emmett has pwned your BINGO game! Woot! :)

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Tag: Fort Verden

Emmett Arnarson

Fort Verden wrote:
Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Edge Calibur has won this round of BINGO with a Septuple Bingo. That has never happened before. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Septuple Bingo, your prize will be SEVEN 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:7 cards? Wow! I’d like these cards as my prizes please:

From:
Fort Verden: Los Santos, Dooom35796821595, Anathema Armaments
Elven King Thranduil: Federal Reserve Notes
Little Thranduil: Palgaron, The Black Monks of Rune, The Unknown Army

Thanks in advance Verner. :)

Emmett Arnarson

Fort Verden wrote: Los Santos card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.50.
Anathema Armaments card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.50.
Dooom35796821595 card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.50.
Federal Reserve Notes card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.50.
Palgaron card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.20.
The Black Monks of Rune card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.05.
The Unknown Army card gifted to The Úlfhéðnar Empire of Edge Calibur for 0.05.

Enjoy your prizes Buddy! :)

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Nyah ha ha ha! :)

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“To have self-confidence is to know that I have something to offer the world and others; it’s an assurance that I’m not only OK, but I have value to contribute.” - Sandy Slovack, Hello,You're Fabulous!

"You're young and you're bulletproof and invincible. But never underestimate the power of other people's love and prayer." - Tony Snow

Have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

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

Yay! Saturday Breakfast Tridux! We return this week for Breakfast Sandwich III Saturday! WooHootie! We have been having so much fun whipping up one-handed breakfasts over the last two weekends; we are just going to do it again. Today's offerings are just so good, that there will only be two eXtreme Breakfast Bad Boys. How about we start with the El Fregadero Taco de Desayuno - this mammoth breakfast taco has everything in it including the kitchen sink! It starts with a full 12" handmade flour tortilla smeared with refried beans, topped with Texas farm-fresh, hand-picked, hen-house, Grade A, golden yellow scrambled eggs, crumbled, spicy in-house-made chorizo, ultra-crispy bacon, shredded Longhorn Jack cheese, an entire half of perfectly-ripened avocados, a small scoop of Spanish rice, all topped off with ooey-gooey jalapeño queso and your choice of salsa, all wrapped tightly and made just for you! While it is hard to top that, we will. We have been saving the best for last. We present The Luther, Breakfast Edition. As Luther would say, Oh Baby! This breakfast sandwich starts off with a super-fresh, deep-fried, generously-glazed, Krispy Kreme donut sliced in half and thrown on the grill to really krisp it up. A full quarter-pound sausage "patty" made from whole-hog, Texas pork loaded with the perfect blend of sage, maple, and chili flakes make it more of a burger than a patty. That is thrown on the grill next to the donut. To send this sucker over the top, a couple of strips of Texas Pecan-smoked, thick-slab bacon are fried up to top the patty. This buddy would not be complete without cheese, so when we assemble it, we put a thick slice of Velveeta on the bottom donut, add the patty, top with the bacon, add a handful of extra-sharp Cheddar quickly melted under the broiler, and top it all off with the other donut half. Want to go psycho? Just say, "Make it a double!" and we will throw an extra patty on there. As the immortal Macho Man would say, Oooooooh Yeah! It doesn't get much better than this Pardner! We hope you have as much fun with these modern marvels of the kitchen as we have. For the health-conscious, we are afraid you will have to have the Liquid Breakfast today. The Juice Bar is open with all the standard juices - Orange, Apple, Grapefruit, and Tomato. We will even fire up the Super Juicer for Strawberry, Banana or Kiwi juice. Try "The Suicide" - we dare you! 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. Come on down and start your day right Texas. You know you want to!®

***** Texas Shout Outs *****

@ Yip Man & Yuwen Empire - Welcome Home! It is nice to see you, Max and John, back in Texas! That period of 127 Days of Silence in the Cantonment must have been frustrating. PTL brothers!

@ Fort Verden - We are glad to see you back in the saddle Buddy Verner! You are like a Weeble, you wobble, but you don't fall down. Good Job!

@ All Texas - Nice work on N-Day4! We helped our friends and allies in Forest push their Canopy Faction into Second Place! We fought even ginormous adversaries such as Feeder and Sinker combined factions. It is nice to see all the debris is gone and the only plate glass is in the window sills where it belongs. Thank you, Texas!

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

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Spock's Vulcan Neck Pinch™.

The Republic of Emperor Zar Balestier arrived from Tanjong Pagar Cantonment Towers In NS.
The Empire of Zar Balestier arrived from Tanjong Pagar Cantonment Towers In NS.
The Empire of Balestier arrived from Tanjong Pagar Cantonment Towers In NS.
The Empire of Balestier Majestic arrived from Tanjong Pagar Cantonment Towers In NS.

Texas announcement: Ethan is in the Hizzouse! :o

Hello everyone, I'm Ethan and I'm John's cousin. We're Singaporean Chinese. My favorite movie is Dead Poets Society. I feel awkward when I have to introduce myself so that's all I'm going to say for now.

Yuwen Empire wrote:

Sorry cousin. Now that we're back in Texas you're not my Captain anymore. :p

NewTexas wrote:

Since you're my leader again;

*Climbs up on a table. Again*
O Captain, My Captain! Big Tex of NewTexas!
*Salutes*

NewTexas: In my sent telegram I've got a record of a telegram I sent you. 217 days ago I sent you a telegram where I introduced myself to you and *Climbs up on a table and saluted you* and I didn't receive a reply. So I told my cousin let's start our own region without telling him the real reason why I wanted him to do it was I received no reply and thought I was being ignored by you. John thought I was joking around but to my surprise he listened to me because he wanted the titles Mayor and Founder. I regretted making the suggestion about 2 weeks later when John said he found out the hard way he's not ready to be a leader. I'm saying this so we can clear up any misunderstanding and start on the right foot this time and now that we've returned here I wonder if I'm going to be welcome here again. :\

Ethan

Look here Verner! Emmett has pwned your BINGO game! Woot! :)

Tag: Fort Verden

Emmett welcomes Balestier Majestic, Lazarene Cows United, Texas-Kebabistan Yip Man and Yuwen Empire to Texas. :)

Emmett Arnarson

Dudes and Dudettes,

My Dad is feeling blue today so he said he's staying put in bed and he's gonna sleep for most of the day. He'd like me to apologize on his behalf for the lack of Daily Post today. Thanks for your understanding.

Trecdom2 wrote:Favorite Trek Weapon. I really like the look of the phasers from Discovery.

Dude, where's the next Trek question?

Favorite Trek Weapon:

1. Phasers
2. The Red Matter from the 2009 Star Trek movie. Cause it's very destructive. When even a droplet is ignited an unstable singularity is formed so it must be stored in a protective chamber.

Yuwen Empire wrote: Yuwen Xun a.k.a. John

Yip Man wrote:Max

Balestier Majestic wrote:Ethan

Lazarene Cows United
Texas-Kebabistan

Dudes, I don't think we've met but I'd like to welcome y'all to Texas or back to Texas if you were from Texas but left and returned. :)

Vincent

I'm just about at the end of my list of Trek questions, but there are a few more.

Favorite Trek Quote: "Timeline, this is no time to talk about time. We don't have the time." or "Mr Kim, we're Starfleet officers, weird is part of the job."

Zilong Zhao Yun has arrived!

My name is Bruce, I'm Chinese too and I live in Beijing, China. John and Ethan are my friends and guildmates in another game. They introduced me to NationStates and asked me to join their region. That's how I got to know about this game. I'm not from Texas IRL but if everyone's coming here, I don't want to be left behind. ;)

Bruce

Hi all,

I was from Texas region but I didn't post a lot the last time I was here. I think I didn't even introduce myself so I'll do it this time. Before I introduce myself, I'd like to say if you find me being quiet please try to understand I'm the quiet type who don't have much to say even in real life.

My name's Temujin, I'm a Mongolian guy from Mongolia and I'm studying in a university in the U.S.A. My birthday is on Christmas. I like horses and I know how to tame and ride them. If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then horses are a Mongolian's best friend. :)

I'll try to be more active here than I was last time and if I knew I was going to return to Texas I wouldn't have left :p

Temujin

Thanks to everyone who welcomed us back to Texas. :)

NewTexas wrote:
***** Texas Shout Outs *****

@ Yip Man & Yuwen Empire - Welcome Home! It is nice to see you, Max and John, back in Texas! That period of 127 Days of Silence in the Cantonment must have been frustrating. PTL brothers!

Thank you Big Tex. Yes it was frustrating. We should have returned sooner. :(

Yip Man wrote:Hey John,

I think we should introduce or reintroduce ourselves.

Good idea Max!

My name is John and I'm a Singaporean born Chinese. I live in a block of the Tanjong Pagar Cantonment Towers in Tanjong Pagar in Singapore and this inspired me to create a region named Tanjong Pagar Cantonment Towers in NS. I can swim like a dolphin and I've competed in a lot of swimming competitions but I don't always win. This year I've finally earned my black belts in Taekwondo and Wushu. :)

Balestier Majestic wrote:
Sorry cousin. Now that we're back in Texas you're not my Captain anymore. :p

No problem Ethan. Big Tex is a much better leader than I’ll ever be so I'm more than happy to hand over the reins to him and let him lead us again. :)

Balestier Majestic wrote:
So I told my cousin let's start our own region without telling him the real reason why I wanted him to do it was I received no reply and thought I was being ignored by you. John thought I was joking around but to my surprise he listened to me because he wanted the titles Mayor and Founder.

No hard feelings cousin. At the time, I didn’t know I wasn’t ready to be a leader so that was a learning experience for me.

Yuwen Xun a.k.a. John

Hai! I'm here!

For those of you who don't know me I'm Thomas. You can call me Tom. I'm Singaporean and Chinese too. ^^

“Live long, and prosper." – Spock

"I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us." – Surak

"There is a way out of every box, a solution to every puzzle; it's just a matter of finding it." - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

“Live now; make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Inner Light"

"To all mankind -- may we never find space so vast, planets so cold, heart and mind so empty that we cannot fill them with love and warmth." - Garth, "Dagger of the Mind"

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Love People Day
International Podcast Day

National Chewing Gum Day
National Hot Mulled Cider Day
National Mud Pack Day

Quote of the Day:
“A positive attitude from you tends to produce a positive attitude toward you.” - Deborah Day

Music of the Day:

Avicii - Wake Me Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y_KJAg8bHI

On This Day In History:
1928 Le Sifflet publishes 1st precursor of Kuifje (Tintin)

1929 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

1935 The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR

1949 American chemist Percy L. Julian at the Glidden Company announces an improved method for producing cortisone

1950 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris

1953 Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

1968 1st Boeing 747 rolls out

1975 The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

1977 Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.

1980 Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

1988 IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer

1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension

1989 Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal

1997 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4

2004 The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.

National Love People Day

People write songs about it or read poems inspired by it but do we really know what love is? That’s something to consider on National Love People Day, held annually on September 30. Many religions and non-religious spiritual practices center on the idea of giving love wholeheartedly without expecting anything in return. This day is dedicated to inspiring and supporting others with the power of unconditional love.

National Love People Day – History

2017
Lifeline Church launches National Love People Day

Lifeline Church, based in Chicago, wants National Love People Day to bring the community together in the spirit of unconditional love and as a tribute to its founders, Pastors Reggie and London Royal.

1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Host a Bed-In

As a way to protest the Vietnam War and to highlight the need for peace, John and Yoko invite the press up to their hotel room to be interviewed while in bed during their honeymoon.

1967
The Beatles Release An Iconic Love Song

The Beatles write "All You Need is Love," a paean to the ideals of the Summer of Love, and release the song as a single.

1792
Love and Tennis

The tennis scoring term for zero or "love" means "playing for love" or put another way, playing for nothing.

The 1500s
Chief Montezuma and Chocolate

Mexico's legendary Chief Montezuma, believing chocolate to be an aphrodisiac, drinks 50 cups a day before consorting with the 600 women in his harem.

National Love People Day Activities

Help someone else
The idea for random acts of kindness epitomizes the spirit of National Love People Day. Share a resource or gift with someone in need. Offer to babysit so your friend can go out on a date night with their spouse. Write a check for cancer research. Give blood at a blood bank because it's one of the best ways to express to people you don't even know the love of life.

Express your love with the arts
Spread the message of National Love People Day by writing a poem or even sharing it at a poetry slam. Do a dance or paint a picture in the name of love. In these divisive times, art is an amazing outlet for showing how interconnected we are as a human race.

Be nice
Sometimes just a gentle word of support or showing empathy to a friend going through hard times is an effective way to honor National Love People Day. There's no money involved and no physical labor to undergo. Share a hug, a cup of coffee, and a listening ear to someone you do or don't know. It can make all the difference in the world.

5 Reasons Why Love Is A Necessary Evil

It's up and down
We're not exactly sure who's counting but scientists believe that people will encounter love seven times before they marry.

Sappho wrote about it
The Greek poetess, Sappho devoted verse to her famous female lovers on the island of Lesbos, from which we get the term "lesbian."

Our engagement rings express it
We wear engagement rings on the fourth finger of the left hand because the Greeks referred to that finger as the "vein of love," running directly to the heart.

Our wedding rings confirm it
Blame wedding rings on the ancient Egyptians who used a circle design indicating love as eternal along with of the sun and moon.

Sometimes we fall out of it
Married couples tend to divorce around year four but if they stay together; the next rough patch is year eight.

Why We Love National Love People Day

We're in love with love
Love make us feel good. Scientists even associate the release of the chemical dopamine when we experience either pleasure or that phenomenon called "love at first sight." It's also why we feel happy when we do something nice for someone else. Love is that powerful characteristic that keeps us doing for others whether or not we get anything in return.

True love is unselfish
For ages, romantic writers have reflected on the idea of "selfish love." But that's a misnomer. Real love is unconditional, meaning without limitations or restrictions. National Love People Day opens up a framework for discussion about why love is important without regard to color, ethnicity, religious or national backgrounds. Love is open and caring, the polar opposite of selfishness.

Real love is within
When the founders of the Lifeline Church came up with the idea for National Love People Day, it was to honor how love starts with the self and then spreads outward to others. We love ourselves when we eat healthy foods, develop good habits, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. By showing ourselves love, we then open up the dialogue to include love of other people.

International Podcast Day

Radio is so twentieth-century. It’s practically 2020 already, and the world has long moved on from the world of radio, and into the world of podcasting. A forced marriage between “iPod” and “broadcasting” lead to the creation of the word, and while the iPod has long gone extinct, its namesake form of media is here to stay. Podcasts have fundamentally changed the way people consume audio, and for that reason, we celebrate on Sept 30: here’s to International Podcast Day!

International Podcast Day Activities

Find a new podcast
With apps like Pocket Cast (for Android) and Downcast (for iOS), it's never been easier to find an interesting podcast. Browse by category, or by popularity, and you're bound to find at least a dozen that you'll have a hard time turning off.

Create your own
You can create your very own podcast, and you've likely already got the tools you need to get started. Between your mobile phone and your computer, you've likely got a microphone, and some app like Garageband or Audacity. Recording the podcast is the easy part — the real challenge comes when you're trying to pick a topic worth listening to!

Donate to your favorite producer
Many of the most popular podcasts survive on minimal ad revenue, and donations "from viewers like you." As much as even hearing those words can put one to sleep, they're there for a reason! Consider throwing a few dollars toward your favorite podcasts so that they can keep on broadcasting.

Why We Love International Podcast Day

Get your kicks for cheap
If you're into podcasts, here's some good news: they're almost always free, or really cheap. You'll have to put up with an ad or two throughout your programming, but they're not long and obtrusive like the ones we've come to expect on television. If you've got a device with an audio output and an internet connection, you can listen to podcasts: it's that easy.

Binge heaven
If you've only recently discovered podcasts, this one's for you. Unlike your favorite radio shows of yesteryear, that new podcast you discovered likely has an easily-accessed library of every episode they've ever aired. Be careful, though — the fact that you need to sit still and watch a screen is what keeps your Netflix-binging in check. With podcasts, you can listen to them anywhere, so it's easy to get through a dozen episodes and wonder where your day went.

They allow for serialized storytelling
While we all have a special place in our hearts for shows like The Wonder Years or Happy Days, episodes were generally self-contained short stories, without much room for depth. Many podcasts take their cues from the current television trend of having story arcs that span multiple episodes or seasons. Check out NPR's Serial for a listening experience you won't be able to let go of.

Opinion: Cowboys' embarrassing loss sends primetime message: Super Bowl is nothing but a dream
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/columnist/bell/2019/09/30/cowboys-saints-super-bowl-message/3816882002/

Why Trump is increasingly desperate to avoid an impeachment conviction and win in 2020
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/09/30/trump-desperate-avoid-impeachment-stay-president-until-2025-column/3813351002/

It's been two years since the MeToo movement exploded. Now what?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/30/me-too-movement-women-sexual-assault-harvey-weinstein-brett-kavanaugh/1966463001/

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Welcome Back To Texas!:
Balestier Majestic
Temujins Mongolian Khanate
Texas-Kebabistan

Welcome To Texas!:
Lazarene Cows United
Zilong Zhao Yun
Jialat Kingdom

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Edge Calibur wrote:Look here Verner! Emmett has pwned your BINGO game! Woot! :)

Tag: Fort Verden

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Edge Calibur has won this round of BINGO with a Septuple Bingo. That has never happened before. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning a Septuple Bingo, your prize will be SEVEN 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).

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NewTexas wrote: ***** Texas Shout Outs *****

@ Fort Verden - We are glad to see you back in the saddle Buddy Verner! You are like a Weeble, you wobble, but you don't fall down. Good Job!

Nyah ha ha ha! Oh God Buddy! I do not deserve this Shout Out but thank you greatly. It is GREATLY appreciated.

NewTexas wrote:You are like a Weeble, you wobble, but you don't fall down. Good Job!

Perhaps that is why I am still alive Buddy. Nyah ha ha ha! That and the power of miracles which occurred as a result of the prayer chains or groups of people including everyone in Texas who prayed for divine intervention for me each time I ended up being critically ill in the ICU. This year, I have ended up in critical condition and winded up nearly dying and being on life support in the ICU several times. Each time, I gave up fighting for my life and wanted to give up and die but somehow I was able to pull through and survive. Therefore, once again, I would like to thank everyone in Texas from the bottom of my still recovering heart for your prayers for me to pull through and recover which my family and I GREATLY appreciated.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

I was feeling extremely upset yesterday as a result of having a nightmare in which I had suffered my third heart attack and ended up nearly dying and being on life support in the ICU again. I woke up to find myself alive and as well as I could be since I am still recovering but it made me feel depressed. Since yesterday was Sunday, I decided to just stay in bed and sleep for most of the day.

I used to be able to purge negative emotions instead of allowing those emotions to affect me. I failed to do that last weekend. From now on, I will never allow myself to feel blue or sleep for most of the day again unless I am sick.

You see, yesterday, September 29th was Family Health & Fitness Day and World Heart Day. I am very sorry I was unable to announce those days or share their importance with all of you yesterday. Therefore, I am doing it today:

Family Health & Fitness Day USA

This fall, celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day USA on September 29. Celebrated annually on the last Saturday in September, this event was created by the Health and Information Resource Center in 1996 as a way to get people of all ages physically active. Events are hosted at community sites all over the country. People of all ages and skillsets can participate — so there’s no excuse for you and your family to sit on the sidelines during this Family Health and Fitness Day USA.

Family Health & Fitness Day USA - History
1980s
Physical education programs were curtailed

Due to a recession, this decade saw educational institutions cut many physical fitness programs.

1975
Gender discriminated was lifted

Congress amended the Federal Education Act in order to end gender discrimination in school gym classes.

1966
Presidents created a fitness test

The Presidential Fitness Test Award helped measure kids' physical fitness.

1823
Massachusetts was the first state to take physical education seriously

Round Hill School in Northampton implemented physical education as an important part of its program.

1820
Schools introduced physical education

This included gymnastics and hygiene — among other things.

How to Observe Family Health & Fitness Day USA

Break a sweat
Possible activities include taking a dance class, going rock climbing, enjoying a bike ride outside, or going roller blading. You’ll get health and fitness benefits without making it feel like a chore.

Get the community in on the action
Post fliers at schools, coffee shops, and churches — and try and get your community to come together and make positive health and fitness changes. Kickball games, dance lessons, kickboxing sessions, or ice skating lessons are great physical activities.

Have fun in the sun
Enjoy the breeze as you do yoga outdoors; get some vitamin D as you do a hiking scavenger hunt; hide healthy gifts such as essential oils, jump ropes, bagged trail mix, popcorn, and granola; or relax in the sun with a tai chi class.

Five Unhealthy American Fitness Habits

Too many Americans are not physically active
A staggering amount people — 80.2 million over the age of six, to be exact — are physically inactive.

Not being physically active is expensive
Approximately $117 billion in healthcare costs are connected to physical inactivity due to the many health risks associated with it (diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc.).

Physical education isn’t required in all 50 states
Illinois, Hawaii, Massachussetts, Mississippi, New York, and Vermont are the only states that require students in K-12 to participate in physical education.

High schoolers are video game-obsessed
Approximately one-third of high school students spend three or more hours on a school day playing computer or video games.

Children are glued to screens
Children spend about 7 1/2 hours per day in front of a screen (televisions, computers, phones, video games, etc.).

Why Family Health & Fitness Day USA is Important

It promotes a healthy lifestyle
Approximately 13.7 million children and 93.3 million adults suffer from obesity. But thanks to Family Health & Fitness Day USA, events such as physical activities, health screenings, and health workshops take place across the country — helping you to lead a healthier life.

It motivates families to be active
Check out the parks, schools, hospitals, malls, and health clubs in your community on this day. They’re most likely offering physical activity events, such as walk-a-thons, dance classes, low-impact exercises, and sports games.

It brings families together
Whether you eat a healthy dinner together, play a game, participate in a relay race, or simply go for a walk in a local park, doing something together as a family is a bonding experience.

https://nationaltoday.com/family-health-fitness-day-usa/

World Heart Day

Every year, over 17 million people die from heart disease. As a way to fight this, the World Heart Federation created World Heart Day. It’s an event held every year on the last Sunday in September — falling this year on September 29.

People around the world can find events that raise awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD) — its warning signs, the steps you can take to fight it, and how to help those around you who may be suffering. So on September 29, fight CVD by getting involved with a World Heart Day event near you.

World Heart Day – History

September 2017
Public Health England's online app

This online test measures "heart age," which shows how many years we can expect to live in good health without a heart attack or stroke.

November 2016
"A Healthy Heart Your Goal"

It's a British program designed to promote heart health and encourage people to lead an active lifestyle — and take up sports to help keep their hearts healthy.

November 2016
Hundreds of children screened

Over 200 children (and adults) were screened for rheumatic heart disease in Asmarat, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt.

2000
World Heart Day established

The World Heart Federation created a very important event — World Heart Day.

How to Observe World Heart Day

Designate the day for a checkup
You may even be able to find a World Heart Day event near you that’s offering health check services. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Get your heart rate up with fitness events
Maintaining a healthy weight and low Body Mass Index (BMI) can help decrease your chances of developing heart disease. Whether you decide to attend a gym or fitness class — or prefer to get involved at a World Heart Day event — try to make being active a priority.

Schedule life-changing seminars
Most cardiac emergencies occur near someone who could potentially help — so setting up a CPR class and learning how to resuscitate a person could save lives. Cooking demonstrations, health lectures, and fitness lessons are also great events to plan for World Heart Day.

4 Crucial Facts About Heart Disease
Heart disease costs all of us

Each year, the U.S. spends approximately $200 billion in health care services, medication, and lost productivity due to heart disease.

There are 3 common risk factors
Smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol (specifically LDL), are the key risk factors for heart disease. Half of all Americans suffer from at least one of these.

Sodium intake is putting kids at risk
Approximately 10 percent of children in the U.S. have high blood pressure due to the consumption of too much sodium.

Early warning signs are crucial
Approximately 47 percent of cardiac-related deaths take place outside of a hospital — demonstrating that people don't take early warning signs seriously enough.

Why World Heart Day is Important

It’s for your heart — and all our hearts
As the World Heart Federation says, September 29 is all about asking yourself: “What can I do right now to look after my heart…and your heart?”

It highlights worldwide events
World Heart Day is a universal platform that has the capability to focus attention on the millions who die from heart disease each year. Through worldwide events, the day offers health and fitness tips so people can lead a life free of cardiovascular ailments.

It encourages people to take action
By offering a variety of fun, healthy events — walks, runs, public talks, concerts, etc. — the day can inspire you to fight cardiovascular disease and live a longer, healthier life.

https://nationaltoday.com/world-heart-day/

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“A positive attitude from you tends to produce a positive attitude toward you.” - Deborah Day

Have an absolutely fantastic day everyone!

Your buddy,
Verner Von Richthofen
The Eternal Emperor

Zilong Zhao Yun wrote:Zilong Zhao Yun has arrived!

My name is Bruce, I'm Chinese too and I live in Beijing, China. John and Ethan are my friends and guildmates in another game. They introduced me to NationStates and asked me to join their region. That's how I got to know about this game. I'm not from Texas IRL but if everyone's coming here, I don't want to be left behind. ;)

Bruce

Welcome to Texas, mate!

*Rolls out the Red Carpet as a token of welcome for Yuwen Empire, Yip Man, Lazarene Cows United, Texas-Kebabistan, Balestier Majestic, Temujins Mongolian Khanate, Zilong Zhao Yun and Jialat Kingdom*

Welcome everyone and enjoy your stay in Texas! :D

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
International Day of Older Persons

International Coffee Day
National Black Dog Day
National Fire Pup Day
National Hair Day
National Homemade Cookies Day
World Vegetarian Day
National Fruit At Work Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Life's a race
That I am gonna win
Yes, I am gonna win
And I'll light the fuse
And I'll never lose
And I choose to survive
Whatever it takes”
- MUSE, "Survival", The 2nd Law

“In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.” - Andrew Young

Music of the Day:

Skillet - Rise Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uHbeoLnzlo

On This Day In History:
1942 Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight

1947 The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.

1948 California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages

1957 First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.

1958 US space agency NASA begins operations incorporating earlier National Advisory Council on Aeronautics and other bodies

1966 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"

1969 Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier

1974 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington, D.C.

1977 US Department of Energy established

1981 US's largest private investment bank Salomon Brothers sold to commodities trader Phibro Corporation for $483 million

1982 The Sony CDP-101, world's first commercially released Compact Disc player released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730

1989 US Post Office issues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus

1990 Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean

2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo for cancer treatment innovations

2018 New trade deal announced between United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA), replacing NAFTA

International Day of Older Persons

We’re fortunate to have older people around us, whether they’re family, friends, or just general acquaintances. Older people are fonts of wisdom, experience, and storytelling. They can inspire us to continue striving — or warn us of dangers we’re unaware of. We should look to them for guidance whenever and wherever possible. Unfortunately, far too often we tend to forget — or, worse, downright ignore — the older people in our lives. That’s one of many reason why the International Day of Older Persons on October 1 is such a terrific holiday.

International Day of Older Persons – History

1990
U.N. proclamation

The United Nations adopted October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. About 10 months later, the world observed the first-ever International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 1991.

1982
Assembly on Aging

According to the United Nations, "the international community started to highlight the situation of older persons" by adopting the "World Assembly on Aging."

1948
Human rights and the elderly

The U.N. seeks to promote "the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons."

How to Observe International Day of Older Persons

Chat with an older person
If we take the time to get to know an older person, even one right in our own family, we may see them in a new light and learn something about ourselves in the process.

Volunteer your time
There's a lot that can be done to make life easier for older people. Find out about organizations in your area that work with the elderly and see what you can do to help.

Become an advocate
The United Nations says "enhanced attention to the particular needs and challenges faced by many older people is clearly required." It's important to recognize, as the U.N. also says, "the essential contribution the majority of older men and women can continue to make to the functioning of society."

4 Reasons To Embrace Aging

The world is getting much older
Almost 900 million people in the world are older than 60. By 2050, 2 billion people — or 22 percent of the planet’s population — will be that age. In fact, by 2050 — for the first time in human history — there will be more people over 60 than there are children in the world.

Longevity is becoming commonplace
According to the U.N., life expectancy worldwide rose from 46 to 68 years between 1950 and 2010. It's expected to rise to 81 by the end of this century.

increases with old age
According to a recent study, most people are happiest in youth and then once they reach their 70s and 80s. Most people reported that they were the least happy in middle age.

Why International Day of Older Persons is Important

Older people deserve our respect and attention[/]
In addition to the wonderful things older people bring to our lives, a day set aside to honor them reminds us to take the time to be kind and humble in the presence of a long life well-lived.

[b]We want to teach young people
The holiday is a way to educate younger people on many of the issues faced by the elderly, such as abuse and senescence — the deterioration of mental and physical processes.

We don't know everything
If we're lucky, age confers upon us a measure of self-awareness and wisdom. Focusing on the challenges faced by the elderly reminds us that there is still much to learn about ourselves and the world.

National Fire Pup Day

National Fire Pup Day on October 1 honors canine members of America’s fire departments. Dogs have historically worked, lived, and slept alongside members of local fire departments. Although most people only associate Dalmatians with firefighting, there are actually many different breeds that do this kind of thing. And they’re not just companion animals, either. Many of these pups actually work fires and their aftermath, participating in search-and-rescue missions. There’s a long, interesting history surrounding fire pups. Let’s take a look.

National Fire Pup Day – History

2000s
Fire pups became mascots

As firefighting techniques became more modernized, fire departments began using Dalmatians and other fire pups as resident mascots. In addition to serving as companions, they guarded the firehouse and assisted with community outreach.

1800s
Carriage dogs became fire pups

When fire departments began utilizing horse-drawn fire carriages, Dalmatians remained alongside these contraptions since they proved to have a calming effect on the horses.

1700s
Dalmatians became popular 'carriage dogs'

Wealthy noblemen used so-called carriage or coach dogs to protect themselves and their possessions during long treks through bandit-infested territories. Dalmatians proved to be especially adept at this task.

How to Observe National Fire Pup Day

Adopt a fire-rescued dog
Fire stations sometimes take in dogs who have survived a fire — only to get left behind in the aftermath. You can adopt these dogs, usually during fire department benefits.

Donate to the cause
There are a lot of ways to get involved with your local fire department, and educational initiatives are especially helpful. Find out how you can donate your time or money.

Become a volunteer firefighter
Volunteer fire departments protect many communities across the U.S. If you think that might be a good fit for you, look into becoming one.

101 (Well...3) Reasons We Love These Dogs

They help catch arsonists
Dogs have moved beyond being "carriage dogs" and firefighting mascots to actually helping investigators determine the cause of a fire. The super-sensitive noses of "acceleration detection canines" can sniff out evidence of arson.

Talented Dals
Dalmatians made great "carriage dogs" and firefighting companions since their unique look made them easy to spot during nighttime, smoke-filled situations.

Canine instincts are uncanny
In 2012, a blind, deaf, three-legged Dachshund named True alerted its owner to a fire in their home. Everything was destroyed, but the family and True made it out alive.

Why National Fire Pup Day is Important

It's time to honor their bravery
Animals have a long history of assisting humans in dangerous situations. Fire pups are just as brave — and deserve to be recognized — just as much as dogs who have worked in wars, during natural disasters, or at crime scenes.

We owe fire pups our love and admiration
Dogs have been bred to be loyal and loving. Fire dogs have the added responsibility of providing that loyalty to people who work in especially dangerous situations.

Firefighters need all the help they can get
Firefighting is a tough gig. Dogs provide a measure of companionship that helps keep our firefighters happy, content, and focused.

National Fruit at Work Day

On the first Tuesday in October, National Fruit at Work Day encourages some fruitiness to get you through the day. Not only is fruit tasty, but it’s good for you, too.

It might surprise you what constitutes a fruit, too. For example, an avocado qualifies as a fruit, not a vegetable. Combine this superfood with some peppers and tomatoes (also fruit) and the nutritional bonuses will keep adding up.

Another surprising fruit is the eggplant. This purple fruit falls into the berry categories. Bring on the Parmesan. The tomato also falls under the berry family.

Joining the drupe family along with raspberries, the olive gives us added options for exploring the day.

The observance takes place during a time of year when many stone fruits come into season. Apples, pears, and more are ripe and delicious. Beyond the traditional fruits, squash also qualifies for this holiday. Their fall flavors blend well with other foods in season.

Don’t limit yourself to the traditional idea of fruit during this occasion. Since many of the fruits we think of as vegetables are in season, it’s an excellent time to enjoy them.

Benefits
Fruit offers many advantages over other snacking choices we make every day.

All-natural – Fruit comes in the packages they were grown in. Each piece has no added calories, fillers or artificial flavorings.
High fiber – Natural fiber found in fruit
Energy source – While we love our coffee, fruit also adds a natural boost of energy.
Improves memory – Fruits high in antioxidants, vitamin k, folate, and monounsaturated fats improve brain function.

HOW TO OBSERVE #FruitAtWorkDay
It’s simple. Pack some fruit and bring it to work. Snack on it throughout the day. Enjoy it for lunch. Share it with co-workers. Be sure to pack some for the kids and spouse, too. Try out new recipes with exotic fruits or bring out the old favorites.

Either way, get fruity. Show your enthusiasm for fruit.

NATIONAL FRUIT AT WORK DAY HISTORY
The Fruit Guys founded National Fruit At Work Day in 2000 to promote the benefits of eating fruit at work. They urge eating fruit at work all year long, but especially on Fruit at Work Day. Some people even dress up like fruit, act fruity, or even wear fruit to show their excitement for the day

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Next Question:
What Trek drink do you most want to try?

Raktajino

Trecdom2 wrote:Next Question:
What Trek drink do you most want to try?

The Scotch Scotty drank the alien under the table with.

I would like to try the drink in Up the long ladder that Worf gave to the bringlodi

If the weather is decent I think I'll go play tourist in D.C. on Sunday.

Trek episode you enjoy but is generally disliked.

DS9: Move Along home

Trecdom2 wrote:If the weather is decent I think I'll go play tourist in D.C. on Sunday.

Trek episode you enjoy but is generally disliked.

DS9: Move Along home

any of the TNG episodes where Wesley was whiney and disrespectful towards Picard and even his own Mother

Gig em Aggies wrote:any of the TNG episodes where Wesley was whiney and disrespectful towards Picard and even his own Mother

I (mostly) hated that episode where everyone on the ship gets addicted to that game, except for Wesley and his new girlfriend (who I believe was played by Ashley Judd). The best part of that episode however is when Dr. Crusher slaps Wesley hard in the face. So satisfying.

Safj wrote:I (mostly) hated that episode where everyone on the ship gets addicted to that game, except for Wesley and his new girlfriend (who I believe was played by Ashley Judd). The best part of that episode however is when Dr. Crusher slaps Wesley hard in the face. So satisfying.

what about when Wesley couldn't lie to picard about killing his classmate the star maneuver at the academy?

Gig em Aggies wrote:what about when Wesley couldn't lie to Picard about killing his classmate the star maneuver at the academy?

The First Duty is generally a well-liked episode.

Trecdom2 wrote:The First Duty is generally a well-liked episode.

I kind of wished they made an episode where Wesley does something and think hes doing good but ends up starting a war kind of like how thor almost restarted a war with the frost giants.

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