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Issues Test Bed wrote:I just read through an online debate over whether or not Arabic Numerals should be taught in the US school system.

As opposed to what? Roman numerals? Chinese? Mayan?

Dogbreathistan wrote:If you want to get technical Arabic Numerals most likely came from somewhere in India. I guess you could call them Sanskrit Numerals or something like that and get the idiot brigade to shut-up.

It's called the Hindu-Arabic numeral system, or Indo-Arabic numeral system for that reason.

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
International Literacy Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Man is the artificer of his own happiness.”- Henry David Thoreau

“Do more of what makes you happy.”-Unknown

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”- Aristotle

Music of the Day:

Fly Me To The Moon (Remastered)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEcqHA7dbwM

On This Day In History:
1966 "Star Trek" 1st premieres on NBC-TV starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

1973 "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV

1974 Evil Knievel attempts to jump the Snake River Canyon in Idaho but fails, escaping with minor injuries

1986 "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is first broadcast nationally

1990 Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC

2016 Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed

2016 NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid

2018 Archaeologists uncover more than 300 gold coins from late imperial period from theatre in Como, Italy

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day takes place on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally. International Literacy Day was founded by proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, in 1966 “to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.” International Literacy Day brings ownership of the challenges of illiteracy back home to local communities where literacy begins, one person at a time.

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY
Although much progress has been made in improving literacy rates in the more than fifty years since the first International Literacy Day, illiteracy remains a global problem. There are thought to be more than 750 million adults around the world who cannot read. The scourge of Illiteracy spares no nation or culture on earth, including the United States, where an estimated 32 million American adults are illiterate.

What exactly is literacy? Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines literacy as “the quality or state of being literate: educated…able to read and write.” Because you are able to read this post and no doubt spend a lot of time reading online, it may seem incredulous to learn there are people living and working in your own community who not only cannot read this post, but are unable to read a book, a restaurant menu, a road sign, a voting ballot, an instruction manual, a prescription bottle label, or a cereal box.

Can you imagine navigating modern-day life without the basic ability to read and write? Wiping out illiteracy in every local community around the world is what International Literacy Day is all about.

International Literacy Day was first conceived at the “World Conference of Ministers of Education on the Eradication of Illiteracy” held in Tehran, Iran in 1965. The following year UNESCO took the lead and declared September 8 as International Literacy Day, with the primary purpose being “…to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.” One year later, the global community accepted the challenge of ending illiteracy by participating in the first International Literacy Day.

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY TIMELINE
2017
Literacy in a digital world

International Literacy Day turns its focus toward the literacy skills necessary to navigate digital-mediated societies.

2015
The Incheon Declaration

The UN’s “Sustainable Development Goals” are adopted by world leaders at the “World Education Forum” held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, promoting universal access to quality education and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives.

1990
International Literacy Year

The critical role of literacy is highlighted at the “World Conference on Education for All” in Jomtien, Thailand.

1967
First International Literacy Day

Governments, schools and communities around the world participate in activities designed to focus on effective ways to end illiteracy at the local level.

1966
UNESCO declares September 8 International Literacy Day

“…to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.”

1965
International Literacy Day is conceived

Discussed at the “World Conference of Ministers of Education on the Eradication of Illiteracy,” held in Tehran, Iran.

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY FAQS
What is the theme for International Literacy Day 2019?

2019’s International Literacy Day theme was Literacy and Multilingualism.

Why is International Literacy Day celebrated?
Literacy is essential for proper social and individual human development. Basic literacy skills equip individuals to transform their lives by improving their overall standard of living, and in turn improve the standard of living for whole communities.

Who is the founder of International Literacy Day?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, created International Literacy Day in 1967.

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY ACTIVITIES
Donate books to local classrooms

Elementary school classroom libraries always need fresh reading material to keep young students interested in reading. Ask your child’s teachers for a wish list of books they know students will enjoy and donate them to the class. If you don’t have a child in school, ask coworkers, relatives or neighbors about donating to their children’s classroom libraries. You will be their hero on International Literacy Day.

Gift a book
Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Reading satisfies their desire to learn and stirs the imagination. Books are much appreciated gifts for birthdays, holidays, or for no reason at all other than to say, “I was thinking about you.” And isn’t International Literacy Day the perfect day to say “I was thinking about you” by giving a book to each of the children in your life? Don’t forget that adults appreciate receiving books as gifts, too.

Start a community lending library
Gather family, friends, or neighbors together today and start a small lending library in your neighborhood. In 2009, Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin started the first “Free Little Library” to make book sharing easily accessible and available anytime for people in his community. His concept of “take a book, return a book” is based on the honor system. We love that these little libraries are accessible 24/7 and there are never any late fees or fines.

FIVE REASONS LITERACY IS IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE
Brain health

Studies show that giving the brain a daily workout reading, writing and working with numbers keeps brain cells healthy as we age, reducing the chances of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia later in life.

Community participation
The lack of literary skills limits social engagement at all age levels and prevents adults and children from being able to participate fully and contribute to the betterment of society.

Effective Communication
Learning to read and write improves our ability to communicate effectively with others by enhancing oral language, allowing us to express our feelings, thoughts, and ideas with others more clearly.

Employment Advancement
Knowing how to read, write and work with numbers are critical skills for jobs with opportunities to advance up the social-economic ladder. Literacy breaks the cycle of poverty, one life at a time.

Knowledge is Power
Literacy is the key to personal empowerment and gives us personal dignity and self-worth.

WHY WE LOVE INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY
We’re all in this together

International Literacy Day reminds us that illiteracy exists in affluent societies, not just third world countries. It is a problem that needs to be solved and deserves our attention and participation.

We are grateful
Just thinking about how different our lives would be if we could not read or write makes us shiver. International Literacy Day gives us reason to pause and be thankful for the parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers and others who invested their time to help us learn to read and write when we were young. Our literacy is a treasure for which we are grateful.

Illiteracy is a problem that can be overcome
Some problems appear to be so big and overwhelming they seem almost impossible to solve. But stopping the cycle of illiteracy is one challenge that can be solved – one child and one adult at a time.

https://nationaltoday.com/international-literacy-day/

Coronavirus updates: West Virginia University suspends in-person classes; Trump asks reporter to remove mask; US nears 190K deaths
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/09/08/covid-news-us-deaths-french-open-montana-meth-vaccine/5739730002/

With Trump promising a COVID-19 vaccine 'very soon,' industry developers pledge to keep politics out of science
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/09/08/covid-19-vaccine-developers-letter-politics-science/5741193002/

Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 17: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

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 Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

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/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

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

Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

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

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

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

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner: Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden

Please confirm my BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/YVhsm75

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden: I'd like Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Fort Verden as my BINGO prize please.

Fort Verden wrote:

Trecdom2 Card gifted to The Brown Werewolf Emirate of Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran for 0.10.

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

BINGO Round 17 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Haven't been here for a while. How's everyone been?

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
International Sudoku Day
National Wiener Schnitzel Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Make your dreams happen. Die with memories, not dreams.” - Unknown

Music of the Day:

John Lennon - Imagine - Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6svOHFSAH8

On This Day In History:
1956 Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time

1967 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V

1971 John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album

2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria

2019 Scientist reveal evidence of humans earliest milk consumption, 6,000 years ago from the dental plaque of teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain

International Sudoku Day

International Sudoku Day takes place, of course, on September 9 (9/9). Sudoku enthusiasts will no doubt notice the date’s symbolism. The goal of the Sudoku game is to fill a 9×9 grid so that each column, row, and 3×3 sub-grid contains all the digits from 1 to 9. So nine-nine is the natural choice for the day of celebration. It’s time to get your brain into gear because although today is most definitely a cause for celebration, some hardcore logical thinking will be required.

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL SUDOKU DAY
In 1892, the French newspaper “La Siècle” printed a game that was akin to Sudoku in that each row and column had to contain all the designated numbers, but unlike Sudoku, it involved numerals higher than 9 and engaged solvers’ mathematical skills, not their logic center. In the ensuing years, other French papers picked up on the trend with similar games, but none were strictly identical to Sudoku, and those games’ popularity waned around the time that World War I was starting.

Flash forward to 1979. Circumstantial evidence points to Indiana architect Howard Garns publishing a puzzle of his own invention (at that time named “Number Place”) in “Dell Magazine” that would become the game we now know as Sudoku. Garns, however, passed away without seeing his brainchild become an international sensation. In the meantime, the game set Japan’s puzzle industry on fire, gaining the name Sudoku for the first time, along with a fan base of millions of devoted players. In 1997, Hong Kong judge Wayne Gould invented a computer program that could come up with unique Sudoku puzzles. He pitched the game as a daily puzzle feature to newspapers in the U.K., and soon Sudoku was known around the world.

Today, Sudoku is readily available on smartphone apps and widely printed in papers and magazines. It’s the subject of multiple documentaries and game shows, and even spawned an award-nominated original tune by songwriter Peter Levy. We think it’s safe to say Sudoku isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

In 2013 The World Puzzle Federation made September 9 the official International Sudoku Day and we’ve been celebrating it ever since.

INTERNATIONAL SUDOKU DAY TIMELINE

2013
A truly worldwide phenomenon

The World Puzzle Federation designates September 9 to be the ongoing annual date of International Sudoku Day and begins holding multi-round online competitions in the category.

2008
Not impartial to the game

A million-dollar drug trial in Australia is scrapped when it’s discovered that five of the twelve jurors were playing Sudoku instead of listening to the evidence.

2006
Breaking” the internet

A Sudoku website that published Peter Levy’s song on the topic (“I know these numbers only go to nine / But the skill required to finish one line / Is sometimes more than worth my struggling through…”) has to take it down because the online demand is too great for their servers.

2005
Worth donating to the pledge drive for…

British TV station “Channel 4” begins to include a daily Sudoku puzzle in its Teletext and the program guide “Radio Times” initiates a weekly, 16x16 grid, “Super Sudoku.”

INTERNATIONAL SUDOKU DAY FAQS
Can I play Sudoku for free?

Yes, absolutely. A simple online search of “free sudoku games” will generate a list of millions of results.

When is International Sudoku Day?
September 9

Who came up with International Sudoku Day?
The World Puzzle Federation established International Sudoku Day.

HOW TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL SUDOKU DAY
Solve some Sudoku puzzles

There’s no better way to observe International Sudoku Day than to solve some Sudoku puzzles! You can do as many or as few as you want, but challenge yourself.

Buy some new puzzle books
Out of puzzles to solve? Make International Sudoku Day the day you replenish your supply. If you’re a Sudoku connoisseur, hunt around for the most challenging puzzle book you can find. If you're a newbie, there are plenty of entry-level books for you. Either way, get a new book and solve those puzzles like there’s no tomorrow.

Challenge a friend to play head-to-head
Sudoku doesn’t have to be a one-person activity. Take the challenge to the next level by competing against your friends. Whoever solves the puzzle fastest, wins. You can all participate at the same time, or create brackets to narrow it down to the best puzzle-solver. The winner gets bragging rights and now you’ve emulated the spirit of the World Puzzle Championship, right in your living room!

FIVE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT DELL MAGAZINES
New York, of course

Dell Publishing Company was founded in 1921 by New York-born George T. Delacorte, Jr. with the goal of entertaining readers who were sick of the often-ostentatious reading material of the time, an attitude on Delacorte’s part that also led him to erect statues of “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Tempest,” and “Romeo and Juliet” in his native city.

Signs of true distinction
Dell subsidiary “Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine” has won the prestigious Locus Award 63 times.

What exactly is “super”?
In 1979, astrologer Richard Nolle’s definition of a supermoon (a full moon that coincides or nearly coincides with perigee [its point in orbit closest to the earth]) was first coined in “Dell Horoscope” magazine.

Within range of the commuter train
Dell Magazines’ current parent company, Penny Publications, is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, the hometown of both conductor Vince Mendoza and baseball player Mo Vaughn.

A pen name and a character name
The “Ellery Queen” of Dell parent Penny Press’ “Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine” was the pseudonym of the two mystery writers Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, who co-wrote novels like “The Roman Hat Mystery” under the name.

WHY WE LOVE INTERNATIONAL SUDOKU DAY
Puzzles are fun!

Some of us love visual puzzles and prefer word searches. Others love word games and go gaga for crossword puzzles. But if you love numbers, math, and logic, Sudoku is a puzzle that's right up your alley.

We love a good challenge
It’s fun to be challenged, and Sudoku is excellent at making us think in tough new ways. There are varying degrees of difficulty to match your skills with the game that's right for you. Yes, it can be frustrating sometimes (if you throw your Sudoku book at the wall, just don’t hit a glass picture frame) — but there’s no judgment from fellow Sudoku lovers like us!

It keeps our minds sharp
Actively participating in things that exercise our brains, especially those that involve math, is a good way to keep our minds sharp. Sudoku can increase focus and concentration as well as alleviate depression. Studies also suggest that puzzles and word games help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Who knew Sudoku could be so good for your health?

https://nationaltoday.com/international-sudoku-day/

National Wiener Schnitzel Day

National Wiener Schnitzel Day is served up every September 9. Contrary to what most Americans know, Wiener Schnitzel isn’t just a chain restaurant. In fact, a Wiener Schnitzel is a veal cutlet coated in bread and then pan-fried. This renowned dish is considered an Austrian delicacy in its beautiful capital, Vienna.

Wiener Schnitzel, (again, the dish, not the restaurant chain,) is so iconic that there are copycat recipes all over the world. For example, in America, there’s the ever-popular chicken-fried steak and in Japan, tonkatsu, a breaded and deep-friend pork cutlet. But you haven’t lived until you savor an authentic dish of Wiener Schnitzel. There are lots of pretenders to the throne but for the real deal, head to Austria. If you do a culinary tour of Europe, put this incredible dish — Wiener Schnitzel — at the top of your bucket list!

NATIONAL WIENER SCHNITZEL DAY TIMELINE

Middle Ages
Arabs covered their meat in grated bread

Records of the Middle Ages show that Arab merchants would cover their meat in breadcrumbs before cooking it.

1134
The beginnings of Wiener Schnitzel

Romans left a record of a dish called Cotoletta a la Milanese, which was a dish made of veal, breadcrumbs, and lemon.

1862
The term "Wiener Schnitzel" is born

It's said that an Italian from Milan coined the term we now know as "Wiener Schnitzel," and it became popular in 1862.

1905
Figlmüller restaurant is founded

Figlmüller is a Viennese restaurant said to be the original home of the Wiener Schnitzel. The restaurant is extremely popular with both tourists and locals.

1961
Confusion!

Wienerschnitzel becomes a popular, new hot dog chain causing many Americans to associate the term, "Wienerschnitzel", with hot dogs rather than the traditional dish with fried, breaded meat!

NATIONAL WIENER SCHNITZEL DAY ACTIVITIES
Go out for some

You might be fortunate to live in an area where there's an Austrian restaurant. We bet they have Wiener Schnitzel on the menu and a simple Google search will help you find your nearest location.

Cook your own
Head to a specialty butcher shop or well-stocked grocery store for the loveliest piece of veal cutlet you can find. Pound the veal until it's nice and thin, then, dip it in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Just be careful not to press the breadcrumbs against the veal. Pan-fry until golden brown and serve with the garnish or side dish of your choice.

Try a veggie version
Though this may sound counterintuitive, the popularity of vegetarian dishes means that you'll be able to find a vegetarian Wiener Schnitzel somewhere. If not, you can always cook your own version using soy, seitan, or tempeh.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL WIENER SCHNITZEL DAY
A. Wiener Schnitzels are simple, but tasty!

Wiener Schnitzels are pan-fried and served with simple garnishes. But hey, what matters is that this fried combination of veal cutlets and breadcrumbs never disappoints.

Wiener Schnitzel is versatile
If you eat a Wiener Schnitzel in Austria or at an Austrian-style restaurant, chances are you will receive the traditional lemon and parsley garnishes. Some places may also serve it with a salad, mashed potatoes, or even fried vegetables such as mushrooms.

It can be either this or that
On National Wiener Schnitzel Day, pronounce it the traditional Austrian way as in "veener schnitzel" or the Americanized version with the w sound as in "weenerschnitzel." Decide if you want to write it with one word or two. It's National Wiener Schnitzel Day. Do what you like!

https://nationaltoday.com/national-wiener-schnitzel-day/

Wildfires in the West, Biden in Michigan, Serena Williams: 5 things to know Wednesday
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/09/09/wildfires-west-biden-michigan-5-things-know-wednesday/5736749002/

Off the shelf: Here's 34 breakfast cereals you can't buy anymore at the grocery store
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/09/09/food-breakfast-34-cereals-you-cant-buy-anymore/113673388/

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Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 17: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

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 Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

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/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

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

Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

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

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

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

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner: Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden

Please confirm my BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/YVhsm75

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden: I'd like Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Fort Verden as my BINGO prize please.

Fort Verden wrote:

Trecdom2 Card gifted to The Brown Werewolf Emirate of Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran for 0.10.

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

BINGO Round 17 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Hi all! <3

I guess no one remembered but today (September 9th) is my birthday! :)

Queen Falcona Stark wrote:Hi all! <3

I guess no one remembered but today (September 9th) is my birthday! :)

Happy Belated Birthday!

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
World Suicide Prevention Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Character is simply habit long continued.”- Plutarch

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”- Henry David Thoreau

“The most important things in life aren’t things.”- Anthony J. D’Angelo

Music of the Day:

Disturbed - A Reason To Fight [Official Music Video]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4382UVl0oc

On This Day In History:
1984 First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host

1993 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced

1997 Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million

2002 Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations

2008 The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland

2015 New human-like species - Homo Naledi announced by Scientists and a team of female archaeologists, found deep in caves in South Africa

World Suicide Prevention Day

We observe World Suicide Prevention Day each year on September 10. It’s a growing problem and the numbers tell a shocking story. Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s about 800,000 people worldwide every year — although some estimates put that number closer to 1 million.

Suicide is the leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 29 and for every suicide that results in death, there are as many as 40 attempted suicides. What we know for sure is that there’s a lot to live for. Check out more information at National Suicide Prevention Month.

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY TIMELINE

2014
"Public health priority"

The first WHO World Suicide Report, “Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative,” aimed to make suicide prevention a high priority on the global public health agenda.

September 10, 2003
First World Suicide Prevention Day was held

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Association for Suicide Prevention organized the first World Suicide Prevention Day.

1960
IASP is founded

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) started in Vienna.

HOW TO OBSERVE WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

Connect
Stretch out your hand to someone who may need help. It's widely known that certain behaviors indicate the possibility of suicide. We can all learn the warning signs of suicidal "ideation." If we spot them early enough, we can take action.

Discuss
Talking about this issue is an important first step in ridding society of the idea that mental health issues should remain hidden. On World Suicide Prevention Day, host or simply attend a panel discussion on how mental problems intensify thoughts of suicide.

Search for resources
World Suicide Prevention Day provides lots of resources for people to learn more about the reasons for suicide and how to prevent them. At your local library, there are countless books, films, and events to get you pointed in the right direction. Knowledge is not only power — knowledge can save someone's life.

5 SOBERING SUICIDE FACTS

It's part of a mental health emergency
1 in 15 American adults suffer from depression but the good news is that 80-90% of people respond positively to treatment if depression is correctly diagnosed.

Older people are more likely to die from suicide
Suicide is most common among people between the ages of 45 and 64.

Men complete suicides more often
Still, women are more likely to make an attempt.

Early detection is key
That's why, as WHO points out, "prevention efforts must be comprehensive and integrated as no single approach alone can make an impact."

The clock is ticking
Just about every 12 minutes someone kills themselves in America.

WHY WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY IS IMPORTANT

Suicide affects all of us
Many people know somebody who has taken their own life. Still others know someone who has lost a friend or family member. World Suicide Prevention Day gives us time to reflect on the value of life and that no matter how bad things seem, there's always hope.

With awareness comes action
One of the main goals of World Suicide Prevention Day is "to increase awareness about suicidal behaviors and how to effectively prevent them," according to WHO. Contact your local suicide prevention hotline if you have a friend who's confided about having suicidal thoughts or you see a social media post about someone's intentions. Take action.

It shines a spotlight on mental health issues
World Suicide Prevention Day is a reminder that society needs consistent and increasing advocacy for mental health resources so that people struggling with mental health disorders can find the help they need. If you live in the United States, learn the signs a person shows when thinking about committing suicide by finding out more on the National Suicide Prevention Month website.

https://nationaltoday.com/world-suicide-prevention-day/

Coronavirus updates: Trump says he downplayed danger; Senate to vote on $300B relief bill; layoffs persist
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/09/10/covid-19-news-senate-coronavirus-los-angeles-halloween-donald-trump/5761031002/

Why all 32 NFL teams could – and why they won't – win Super Bowl LV
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2020/09/10/nfl-2020-why-each-team-can-wont-win-super-bowl/5738970002/

Walmart launches on-demand drone delivery pilot. But it might take time before drones deliver your next order
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/09/09/walmart-drone-delivery-pilot-fayetteville-north-carolina/5752184002/

Tennessee authorities are looking for a loose tiger after reported sightings in Knoxville
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/10/tiger-spotted-east-knoxville-knox-sheriff-says/5768161002/
A loose tiger? Oh God!

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Happy Belated Birthday and many more!:
The Queendom of Queen Falcona Stark

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Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 17: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

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 Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

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/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

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

Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

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

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

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

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner: Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden

Please confirm my BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/YVhsm75

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden: I'd like Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Fort Verden as my BINGO prize please.

Fort Verden wrote:

Trecdom2 Card gifted to The Brown Werewolf Emirate of Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran for 0.10.

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

BINGO Round 17 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
Patriot Day
National 401(k) Day
National Make Your Bed Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Little by little, one travels far.”- J. R. R. Tolkien

“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”- Henry David Thoreau

“Understand: you are one of a kind. Your character traits are a kind of chemical mix that will never be repeated in history. There are ideas unique to you, a specific rhythm and perspective that are your strengths, not your weaknesses. You must not be afraid of your uniqueness.”- Robert Greene

Music of the Day:

Alan Jackson - Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPHnadJ-0hE

September 11 Tribute from The West Point Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeMXIcMe5Qk

On This Day In History:
1977 The Atari 2600, originally known as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS) is released in North America, revolutionizing the video game industry

1978 The last known person dies of smallpox - medical photographer Janet Parker through infection in a laboratory, in Birmingham, England

2001 Two passenger planes hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,606 people

2001 Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the deaths of 125 people

2001 Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks)

2019 Water detected for first time on planet outside out solar system, on exoplanet K2-18b 110 light-years away, in findings published in "Nature Astronomy"

Patriot Day

On September 11, Patriot Day gives all of us time to reflect on the devastating terror attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives. We commemorate those who we lost and give thanks to the brave first responders who put their lives on the line. Take a moment today to consider what we stand for as a nation and how we can work together to make the world a better place for all.

HISTORY OF PATRIOT DAY
It was a terrifying day when four planes were hijacked on September 11, 2001 (also known as nine-eleven). The hijackers flew three planes into iconic buildings: the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after the plane passengers fought the hijackers. Nobody is certain where it was supposed to crash, but some people believe it was headed for the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, or one of several nuclear power plants along the eastern seaboard.

The impact of this attack was devastating. Around 3,000 lives were lost between plane passengers, those in the buildings that were struck, and front-line workers trying to save people. It was the biggest act of terrorism ever in the United States. Since then, airplane security has become stricter in many countries as they attempt to avoid a future terrorist attack like nine-eleven.

The majority of lives that were people that worked in the Twin Towers, especially the floors above the collision point as people were trapped and stranded at the top of the burning skyscraper. 411 men and women working in emergency services lost their lives trying to fight fires and rescue people from the buildings. It was a heartbreaking attack, which is why Patriot Day was proclaimed by President George W. Bush and is recognized every year on September 11.

On Patriot Day, U.S. flags are lowered halfway, and there is a country-wide moment of silence at 8:46 am (Eastern Daylight Time), which is when the first plane crashed into one of the Twin Towers. Although the attacks were in the U.S., Patriot Day is recognized worldwide as the news devastated and impacted people all over.

PATRIOT DAY TIMELINE

September 2016
President Obama declared a new day on September 11

With Patriot Day, he also announced September 11 as National Day of Service and Remembrance.

September 2002
President Bush announced the first Patriot Day

This was on September 11, 2002.

January 2002
President Bush announced a new doctrine for preemptive war

This basically said the U.S. would go to war to prevent any attack threatening the country.

September 11, 2001
The terrorists attack

The nine-eleven terrorist attack sent shock-waves around the world, with thousands dying including many brave first responders who were trying to rescue people stranded in the towers.

PATRIOT DAY FAQS
Is Patriot Day a national holiday?

Patriot Day is recognized worldwide, and many people participate in the moment of silence at 8:46 am Eastern Time, but it is not considered an official holiday in the U.S.

How many emergency workers were killed in nine-eleven?
There were 343 firefighters, 23 police officers, 37 Port Authority officers, 8 emergency medical techs and paramedics, and 1 patrolman that were killed during the attack.

How long did it take to clean up after 911?
There were 1.8 million tons of wreckage from the attack, which took a total of 9 months to clean up.

HOW TO HONOR PATRIOT DAY
Attend a Patriot Day ceremony

If you live close enough to an area where you can attend a ceremony, it’s one of the best ways to honor those impacted. You’ll partake in a moment of silence with everyone else and hear stories about people who lost their lives, families, emergency workers, and more.

Visit a memorial
If a ceremony isn’t for you, there are also a ton of memorials where you can silently and independently walk through to honor in your own, private way. Many show the real stories and names of people who were killed in the incident.

Participate in a moment of silence
Although the most recognized moment of silence is when the first plane crashed into the first tower at 8:46 am Eastern Daylight Time, there are a few other times where people take a moment of silence, such as when the other planes crashed and when the first tower fell. These times are at 9:03 am, 9:37 am, 9:59 am, 10:03 am, and 10:28 am.

5 FACTS ABOUT PATRIOT'S DAY
The attack was orchestrated by Osama bin Laden

There were a total of 19 men that hijacked the planes.

The majority of the victims were men
It was around 75%-85% of victims that were male.

The economy was severely impacted
There were about 123 billion dollars in economic loss during the first 2-4 weeks after the incident.

The clean up was costly
It cost about $750 million to clean up the debris.

Nine-eleven was the second attack on the World Trade Center
There was a bombing that killed 6 people in 1993.

WHY PATRIOT DAY IS IMPORTANT
To recognize the lives lost

With nearly 3,000 lives lost during the attack, it’s important to take a moment and recognize those whose lives were cut short. Workers of all kinds were impacted, and so were their families. Honoring those who gave up their lives to save others and others who were impacted is important for families and friends.

To remember future safety for everyone
With an attack as deadly as nine-eleven, it’s important to remember how much security has advanced throughout the years. Remembering this attack will ensure people take necessary measures to keep people safe when traveling, going to work, or attending public events.

To listen and hear the stories of those impacted
As gruesome and upsetting as many of the stories around this event are, it’s important to give people who were impacted the chance to share their stories. By talking about personal events to other people, we can honor those involved and remind ourselves about the importance of safety.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-day-service-remembrance/

National 401(k) Day

We all dream of a life of leisure during our golden, retirement years. National 401(k) Day, celebrated every year on the Friday after Labor Day, prompts us to check in on our nest egg. With only 70% of Americans financially prepared for retirement, understanding what you can do to make the dream of retirement a reality is important. It is estimated that 79% of Americans work for a company that offers a 401(k) plan; however, only 41% take advantage of the benefit. Don’t let another day go by without learning why you should save for retirement through your company’s 401(k) plan or what you can do to save for retirement if you don’t have access to a 401(k).

HISTORY OF NATIONAL 401(K) DAY
National 401(k) Day began in 1996 by the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America (PSCA), known today as the Plan Sponsor Council of America. The Friday following Labor Day (Monday) was chosen so employees can “start the week with Labor Day and end the week with Retirement”.

This holiday promotes retirement savings education and PSCA encourages companies to give their employees the 411 about their 401(K) in fun, easy-to-understand ways. Retirement planning is a complex topic – rules change as quickly as the market changes. Less than 40% of Americans can answer basic questions about their 401(K) so it’s a good thing we have a holiday dedicated to learning about them.

Because of this complexity and our increased focus on financial health and wellness over the years, many companies now campaign for retirement savings education year-round. And, now more than ever, retirement savings education isn’t only about 401(k) plans. Since not everyone has access to them and people prefer investment diversification, we aren’t putting all of our nest eggs in one 401(k) basket.

If your employer provides a 401 (k) plan, you can use that resource to start your retirement plan. However, if you’re self-employed, you can start your 401 (k) through a financial institution. There are two different types of 401 (k) – traditional and Roth. The traditional route takes a percentage of your paycheck – approved by you, of course – whereas through the Roth 401 (k), contributions are made with money you’ve already paid on taxes, meaning your money grows tax-free.

NATIONAL 401(K) DAY TIMELINE
2006
Congress makes automatic enrollments easier

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

1996
National 401(k) Day debuts

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

1996
401(k) plans hit $1 trillion

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

1981
Salary deductions allowed for the first time

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

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

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

NATIONAL 401(K) DAY FAQS
How much can I contribute annually?

The maximum you can contribute to your plan annually is set by the IRS each year. For 2020, the maximum is $19,500 with additional amounts, known as “catch-up contributions” people 50 years and older can contribute.

What does it mean to be “vested”?
The money your employer contributes into your 401(k) plan is often on a vesting schedule which refers to the time it takes for you to own or have access to the money they’ve contributed to your account. Ask your Benefits Administrator or HR Department what the vesting schedule is for your company.

What are 401(K) alternatives?
If you do not have access to a 401(k) plan, there are a variety of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) you can research. If you work in the public school system, with tax-exempt organizations or for the local, state and federal governments, there are other choices such as 403(b), 457 or Thrift Savings Plan.

NATIONAL 401(K) DAY ACTIVITIES
Find a Retirement Calculator

Many financial groups offer a Retirement Calculator Tool on their website, typically free for anyone to use. Fill in your personal information to get an estimate on how much money you will need to live on each year in retirement and whether or not your current savings plan is on track to provide that amount.

Know Your Numbers
Use this holiday as a reminder to check in on your assets. Is your savings plan panning out as you had hoped? Are you reaching your annual savings goals? What adjustments need to be made. This is something you should track periodically so mark your calendar for National 401(k) Day to do just that!

Learn over Lunch
Your bank, credit union or even your employer may be planning a learning event you could attend. If not, go online or get a book on retirement preparation at the library. With just a little bit of effort, you can begin your research to get on track for a more enjoyable retirement.

5 TIPS FOR MAXIMIZING YOUR 401(K)
Start contributions early

It’s never too late to start saving for retirement but the key to maximizing retirement savings is by starting early. If you or someone you love is in their 20s, start saving today whether through a 401(k) or IRA.

Take advantage of matching contributions
Most employers match their employees’ contributions by a certain amount – for example, they may match 50% of your contribution up to 6%, which means if you contribute 6% into your 401(k) account, they will contribute 3%.

Select personally compatible investments
The typical 401(k) plan also allows you to select from a variety of investments that fit your investment preferences.

Avoid early withdrawals
Withdrawals result in penalty fees as well as tax payments which you likely avoided when initially saving the money.

Check in periodically
These long-term investments are easy to forget about but you should monitor as you go in order to make adjustments as needed.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL 401(K) DAY
It simplifies a complicated subject

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

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

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

https://nationaltoday.com/national-401k-day/

National Make Your Bed Day

This may come as a shock — but did you know that we spend a third of our lives in bed? So, treat your bed with the respect it deserves on September 11, National Make Your Bed Day. While you’re turning off your blaring, chirping or beeping alarm, consider that having an actual bed to sleep on is still relatively new, given the entirety of civilization.

It wasn’t all that long ago that our ancestors slept on mounds of leaves and mulch (or if they were very well-off, big bags of feathers scrounged from the barnyard fowl.) That should give you new appreciation for your 500-thread-count sheets and microfleece plush, duvet cover. So, do the right thing. Make up your bed every morning and be grateful you’re not sleeping on the hard, cold ground.

NATIONAL MAKE YOUR BED DAY TIMELINE
18th-19th century
The fabric of our lives

Mattresses begin to be stuffed with cotton and later mattresses are covered with cotton pads.

15th-17th centuries
Aw...shucks!

During the Renaissance, mattresses are made out of pea shucks, straw, or feathers, stuffed into coarse coverlets in exotic materials like velvets, brocades or silks.

3400 B.C.
Sleep like an Egyptian

Egyptian pharaohs are the first known royalty to raise their sleeping surfaces off the ground.

NATIONAL MAKE YOUR BED DAY ACTIVITIES
Show off that beautiful bed!

Still using some ratty old afghan that your college roommate left behind, or the thin poly-blend comforter from one of those cheap-looking bed-in-a-bag kits? Splurge on something luxurious, like a feather comforter tucked into a crisp, white, cotton duvet. You won’t want to leave something so indulgent on the floor. If your tastes tend toward the whimsical, try a squishy, kawaii pillow shaped like either a corgi or a piece of buttered toast (yep, these do exist!)

Air out your bed
Did you know mites thrive in warm, moist environments — like recently-vacated beds? In addition to changing your sheets regularly (and even vacuuming your mattress once in a while,) refrain from making your bed as soon as you get up. Instead, throw the covers all the way down and brew some coffee or take a shower. You'll be feeling (and smelling) better and your bed will be properly aired out.

Teach yourself some bedding tricks
Some folks love letting their feet stick out from under the covers while sleeping. Other folks like everything tucked in, nice and snug. If you belong to the latter camp, learn how to make "hospital corners." A technique first developed by nurses to make patient care easier, hospital corners can help keep your sheets nice and secure. Or watch a video on how to correctly fold a fitted sheet, which many people consider sheer sorcery!

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL MAKE YOUR BED DAY
Making the bed makes the bed more inviting

When it comes time to hit the hay, who wants to straighten out tangled sheets and plump up flat pillows? If you take a few moments earlier in the day to tidy the bed, there's no hassle at night. All you need to do is slip between those sheets, pull up the blankies, and drift off to dreamland.

Feel more accomplished, be more productive
Straightening the bedclothes actually gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It may seem like a small accomplishment, but it sets you up for the whole day. One good habit leads to other good habits.

It’s good for your health
A neatly-made bed not only improves your state of mind — it benefits your body, too. The dust those "bunnies" shed and the allergens produced by animal dander, will stay off your sheets when you make your bed in the morning and there'll be less sneezing at night, Moreover, the National Sleep Foundation reports that people who make their beds regularly actually sleep better!

https://nationaltoday.com/national-make-bed-day/

Coronavirus updates: Adults with COVID-19 twice as likely to eat out; Florida bars to open at 50% capacity; US reaches 191K deaths
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/09/11/covid-19-news-louisiana-florida-new-york-city-donald-trump/3465633001/
Remembering 9/11, Western wildfires, coronavirus pandemic: 5 things to know Friday
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/09/11/september-11-attacks-coronavirus-california-wildfires/5736763002/

Trump, Biden to visit 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania on anniversary of terrorist attack
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/09/11/president-trump-joe-biden-visit-9-11-memorial-pennsylvania/5768015002/

Winners and losers from the Chiefs' NFL season-opening win against Texans
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/columnist/nate-davis/2020/09/10/kansas-city-chiefs-houston-texans-winners-losers-clyde-edwards-helaire/5770133002/

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Happy Birthday and Many More!:
The Zakuulan Sith Empire of Quetzalleia

Happy Birthday and live long and prosper, Leia my love. My heart and life belongs to you and I love you with every beat of my heart, my Beloved Wife. :)

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Top 10 Famous People Who Almost Died on 9/11
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Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 17: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

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 Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

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/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

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

Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

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

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

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

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner: Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden

Please confirm my BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/YVhsm75

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden: I'd like Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Fort Verden as my BINGO prize please.

Fort Verden wrote:

Trecdom2 Card gifted to The Brown Werewolf Emirate of Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran for 0.10.

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

BINGO Round 17 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

NS Coding Reference: The Complete List of NSCodes

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Theatrical Theists wrote:As opposed to what? Roman numerals? Chinese? Mayan?

The gist of the debate is that one side wanted to stick with the "American numbers now in use around the world." They did not want the Muslim influence being taught to our children.

**face palm**

Post self-deleted by Issues Test Bed.

Post self-deleted by Issues Test Bed.

The NS server seems to be having some issues today. Not sure what's going on, but it makes posting kind of challenging. Here's the rest of what I wanted to write:

What in the blue [expletive] is this pile of bovine waste material all about?
page=WA_past_resolution/id=323/council=2

I was kind of under the impression that Kuriko was one of the few nations that actually did Nation States stuff here. It is my humble opinion (which, by the way, is rarely wrong) this is a pile of fertilizer of an odor with which no one may abide.

On another note, 19 years ago right now found me driving to Manhattan to cover the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center. It is interesting to me that today's high school graduates were not alive on that day. I shudder to think what our high school students are being taught about that day and the events that led up to it.

Issues Test Bed wrote:The NS server seems to be having some issues today. Not sure what's going on, but it makes posting kind of challenging.

Yup, tons of people were quadruple-posting by accident.

On another note, XKI’s monthly emissary report has been published! Nothing gets you through the day like a good hobby, and reading tends to do the trick for me :)


10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: August 2020
Population: 1503
Delegate Endorsements: 604
Forum: Linkhttp://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: Linkhttps://discord.gg/mw27pug

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), THX1138, Controlitia.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Government

As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Grea Kriopia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Thedairos
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Controlitia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Labor: HumanSanity
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Delegate Kuriko posted an official statement after recent incidents with our Discord. You can read it here.

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

New Government Appointments

~ Senator Thedairos appointed Free Las Pinas to serve as their Deputy Senator for Lyonnesse East to help out with maintaining XKI Houses and hosting competitions.
~ As N-Day approaches in September, Haivon was hired to help coordinate N-Day efforts with The Potato Alliance on behalf of XKI.
~ In line with new legislation creating a Discord moderation team separate from XKI government, 10 new appointments were made to the new mod team. You can find the full list of members in the Ministry of Labor payroll.

Around the Islands

~ August's LinkFeatured Nation was Margaux, a prolific roleplayer who has also served in TITO, as a recruiter, and as Deputy Senator for Himes West. Keep up the good work!
~ XKI's first-ever LinkTacoVison, hosted by Hakketomat, was a resounding success, with over 20 participating nations, a Discord listening party, and a live vote count. HN67 proved his excellent music taste with his winning song entry LinkMoney Run Low by The Score. Congrats!
~ Minister of Immigration, THX1138, gave recruiters a chance to win tons of Tacos during the LinkTreasure Beach Summer Recruiter Event. Although the event was briefly interrupted for Accelerator maintenance, recruiters were eager to continue the race to draw in new nations, and the competition has been extended into September.
~ A multitude of fantastic flag designs were submitted for the LinkA Taco Archipelago Flag Contest, sponsored by Taco-Island-Charities. After much consideration, Islanders chose the entry by Free Las Pinas, making it A Taco Archipelago's official flag! Congratulations FLP and thank you to all who participated.
~ Additionally, Taco-Island-Charities is hosting a Short Story Contest on our forums with a taco prize! Find more info Linkhere.
~ The Cultural Office was hard at work this month, introducing two brand new events! First, they asked everyone to put on their thinking caps with a Weekly Riddle competition hosted gameside. They also gave Islander's a chance to share a laugh and snack on popcorn during XKI's first official Linkmovie night, watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Big thanks to the Cultural Office Staff for their amazing work!

Islander Achievements

We're trying out a new section for this report, dedicated to the individual achievements and efforts of XKI members. Don't forget to drop by and congratulate them on their success!

~ Blogotopia was ranked as the #6 Top Issue Player early in August. Little wonder, given that they're Number 1 in Welfare, Public Education, and Youth Rebelliousness, and are in the top 0.1% for an astounding 38 stats.
~ Not to be outdone Tzo was ranked as the #4 Top Issue Player in the same dispatch, being first in Intelligence, Culture, and Inclusiveness. They are also in the top 10 ranking for a grand total of 16 stats! Congrats to both of XKI's premier issue players! We hope to see you both continue to rise in the rankings.
~ Paffnia has been busily typing away with his latest issue draft Parking? Lots! Filled with humor and Paff's signature charm, the draft is shaping up nicely for submission. Here in XKI, we're keeping our fingers crossed for a quick publication!
~ Wischland was too humble to mention her own issue drafts when writing this section but she has at least two in the works, Spare a Couple Endorsements, Leader? and Of Wealth and Health, as well as one already submitted! Most definitely a promising career of issue writing in her future and fingers crossed on publishing!
~ Despite being just a few months old in NS, Free Las Pinas has already become an important figure in the realm of trading cards. With a deck valuation at an incredible 2553.78, FLP is already ranked in 100th place for International Artwork. As if that wasn't awesome enough, he's also been a boon to the region with his card mentorship and contributions to the LinkXKI Card Co-op. Thank you FLP, and keep up all the good work!

XKI Game-Side

A poll by THX1138 held this August made stomachs rumble, asking Islanders about their favorite type of pie as we approach the fall season.

The RMB just kept giving this August with these wonderful gems...

Dress in layers
Poker face
Wrong kind of celebration!
Don't jump the gun
Riddle has 6 letters
To CTE, or not to CTE
Hope you're at cat person
A little wisdom
Collective groaning
Gif me a break

WA Affairs

Going forward, you can catch the WA Affairs found in the vote tracker created by the 10KI WA Secretariat. This section will not be included in future editions.
page=dispatch/id=1281402

Meet A Nation Interview

This month we had the pleasure to sit down with a relatively new nation in XKI, Free Las Pinas, and chat about their work in the new XKI Cards Coop that launched recently within the region. Aside from within the Coop, FLP works assisting the XKI Casino, as Ambassador to Texas, and as Deputy Senator for Lyonnesse East.

GK: Thanks for doing this FLP, why do you talk about how you ended up in XKI?

FLP: Like everybody else, I began with founding my nation, which was pretty boring. I did everything most of us probably did. Once I was done with the issues and reading the new policies, I noticed I had a few telegrams. I read through a few and laughed, but what I really liked in particular was this one I got that mentioned me being “a hot commodity”. After reading the telegram in full, I decided to see what 10000 Islands was all about, and thought huh, white-sand beaches and blue-green waves? This region is perfect for me [my nation being an archipelago and all]! So I hit the join button and never looked back.

GK: Of course! Obviously you quickly got involved here, especially in cards, what/who got you into trading cards?

FLP: A few days after my founding, I created new puppets, because I got really bored of waiting hours to answer issues. I soon also applied for the Cultural Office Assistant position, and one thing led to another, I was handling about 50 nations, with half of them devoted to the Cultural Office. With that many nations, I quickly got involved more with cards and I began farming every single day.

GK: So, then what exactly do you do in your new role as a Cards Coop Administrator?

FLP: As of now, I handle the Co-op Mentorship program, wherein I assign members to a mentor and I also teach Co-op members who are new to card farming. I also help in processing recruits, and I’m soon going to handle our Shared Transfer Card System.

GK: Can you explain what the Cards Coop is for those who don't know?

FLP: The Co-op is XKI’s own cards-based organization that stockpiles legendary cards and cards of significant Islanders. We’re mostly based around cooperation, wherein we help each other build collections by allowing members to request any card on our Co-op farms.

GK: Overall, do you feel like the Cards Coop has boosted regional card activity?

FLP: Definitely! These few weeks, we’ve seen individual deck values nearly double or triple for some nations. I became the first Islander to reach 2000 DV on a single nation, then HS beat that record and broke 2500 DV, and now we have Constantinolia who broke 3000, 3500, and now, 4000 DV. Additionally, Megistos has decided to begin on their own NS Sports card collection, which is off to a good start with their massive hoarding of Vilita and Turori cards, wherein they have double the amount that even Vilita has!

GK: That's fantastic! I know the Coop has adopted a more community style of organization and contribution. How do you think the cooperative community model of the Coop impacts the way it functions?

FLP: This cooperative model allows us (the card farmers) to work more flexibly, and again, easily build up collections and contribute to the region. To expand on what I said earlier, Megistos wants to create an NSS card collection. However, it can be exhausting to farm on a hundred puppets every single day, which is where the Co-op comes in. We have a rule of not selling, gifting, or junking cards until 72 hours have passed. This is so our members have an adequate amount of time to look through the cards of other Co-op members and request any cards they'd need for their collection.

GK: Very interesting. Are there any goals for the XKI Cards Coop for the upcoming future?

FLP: One of our goals would be to create an efficient cooperative cards program for any resident of XKI. What I mean by this is that we'd want to give our members access to a huge supply of cards to build up their collections. It's important not only because it creates a community in itself, but also because of the potential incentive for new players looking to create a huge card collection or help out around the region. We've started off with the Mentorship program, wherein HS and I suggest scripts and give tips on how to farm more efficiently, how to transfer more bank, etc. How I see it, there's no big rush on this. While I know it'd be fun to host events and have some fun with our legendary cards stockpile, I'd prefer we take it slow. After all, if we party now, we'll have nothing left for later!

GK: Those sound like great goals, and definitely good long term planning for the future. To wrap things up on a lighter note, what's been your favorite lucky pull so far?

FLP: By far, it has to be when I pulled a Testlandia. It was one of the first legendary cards I pulled, and when I saw that huge spike in my deck value, I couldn't help but keep going!

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off - Grea Kriopia and Wischland
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Hi everyone!

I hope everyone’s healthy and staying safe during this worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. God Bless you all. :)

Queen Falcona Stark wrote:Hi all! <3

I guess no one remembered but today (September 9th) is my birthday! :)

Happy Belated Birthday Falcona! :)

Fort Verden wrote:Happy Birthday and Many More!:
The Zakuulan Sith Empire of Quetzalleia

Happy Birthday and live long and prosper, Leia my love. My heart and life belongs to you and I love you with every beat of my heart, my Beloved Wife. :)

*Hugs and kisses Verner.* I love you too Verner my lord. <3

Leia

@XKI Free Las Pinas: Thank you for posting the XKI’s monthly emissary report Buddy. Greatly appreciated!

@Quetzalleia: <<Kisses and bearhugs Leia in return. Nyah ha ha ha!>>

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Video Games Day
National Day of Civic Hacking
German Language Day

Quotes of the Day:
“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”- Kurt Vonnegut

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”- E.E. Cummings

Music of the Day:

Heroes Tonight // Music Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_pbaJdo4eY

On This Day In History:
2001 Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
(https://www.history.com/news/nato-article-5-meaning-history-world-war-2)

2012 Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6

2012 Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester

2018 Oldest known human drawing discovered, 73,000 years old, in Blombos Cave, South Africa published in "Nature"

National Video Games Day

No reason to feel bad about not even seeing the light of day on September 12, because it’s National Video Games Day! Video games originated around 1940, but today, the video game industry is an 18 billion dollar industry that constantly churns out new fun favorites for all ages. The term “video game” encompasses all kinds of digital games, from old-school Mario games to hot new VR ones like “Beat Saber.” The huge array of video games means there will be something for everyone to play today — whether it’s an old arcade game or Fortnite. If a day alone doesn’t appeal to you, round up some friends for a multiplayer game!

HISTORY OF NATIONAL VIDEO GAMES DAY
These days, everyone can find a video game that gets them hooked. Not only does it depend on the gameplay style you like — strategy or combat? — you might have a particular penchant for games from a specific age. Some love old-timey arcade games, while others are excited by cutting-edge VR.

Surprisingly, the origin story of your favorite video game app in your pocket is actually in research labs. The earliest video games began in the 1950s in universities like the University of Cambridge and MIT. Some games that came out of these were virtual tic tac toe, and “Spacewar!”

When the first home console, designed in 1967 by the “Father of Video Games” Ralph Baer, hit the market, it inspired the classic Atari game “Pong.” Though there was a copyright infringement lawsuit, Atari still took off with the public when they released the Atari 2600. Some of the best games of the ensuing era include “Space Invaders” and “Donkey Kong” — sound familiar?

After the video game market crash in 1983, Japanese company Nintendo burst onto the scene. Nintendo is responsible for some of the most important franchises around — Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid. Nintendo found a challenger in Sega, driving the market into the 3D Gaming world.

The modern era of gaming was truly kicked off in the early 21st century with the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the Wii. Video games then invaded media platforms and video game apps flooded the app stores. Lucrative competitions for skilled gamers have begun to spring up worldwide. These days, big video game console companies like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, have their sights set on VR — the exciting future of video gaming gets more and more lifelike every day!

NATIONAL VIDEO GAMES DAY TIMELINE
2010
Esports Explosion

Though video gaming as a sport had existed since the 90s, it has seriously taken off since 2010, becoming a viable sport and way to make money for many gamers.

1989
Gaming on the Go

For the first time, gamers can travel with their consoles as Nintendo releases the Game Boy in the summer.

1977
The Ancestral Console

Atari’s first console, the Atari 2600, is released with games like “Frogger.”

1940
Debut of the Video Game

The first video game, ‘Nim’ is introduced at the World’s Fair by Edward Condon.

NATIONAL VIDEO GAMES DAY - SURVEY RESULTS
NATIONALTODAY NATIONAL VIDEO GAMES DAY SURVEY

Survey according to one of the top New York PR Firms (Survey of 1,000 Americans)

What’s the best gaming console?
#1: Playstation (38%)
#2: Xbox (38%)
#3: Nintendo (21%)

What’s the best video game franchise?
#1: Super Mario (47%)
#2: Call of Duty (21%)
#3: Donkey Kong (19%)
#4: Grand Theft Auto (19%)
#5: Pokemon (16%)
#6: Zelda (13%)
#7: Sonic the Hedgehog (13%)
#8: Final Fantasy (9%)
#9: Halo (9%)
#10: Crash Bandicoot (7%)

How often do you play video games?
#1: Everyday (31%)
#2: Rarely (31%)
#3: 2-3x a week (23%)

When do mobile gamers like to play games on their phones?
#1: Whenever I’m bored (66%)
#2: When I’m watching TV (41%)
#3: Before I go to sleep (39%)
#4: When I’m on the toilet (34%)
#5: During my breaks at work (21%)
#6: Whenever I’m eating (20%)
#7: Before I leave for work (12%)
#8: On my commute to work (8%)

NATIONAL VIDEO GAMES DAY FAQS
Are there any good deals on National Video Games Day?

In the past, retailers like Amazon, Playstation, and Microsoft rolled out big deals on individual games and on consoles — check it out online!

Where can I find more content on National Video Games Day?
Many brands beyond gaming post on social media offering contests, tournaments, and more for National Video Games. Some past companies include Honda, and sports teams like the San Francisco 49ers and the Brooklyn Nets.

Where is National Video Games Day observed?
National Video Games Day is observed annually on the 12 of September within the United States.

NATIONAL VIDEO GAMES DAY ACTIVITIES
Round up friends for IRL gaming

Multiplayer gaming is best done together IRL! It’s a great means of getting together with people who have the same console to connect in real life and digitally.

Hit an arcade to relive the classics
Who didn’t love growing up on PacMan? Spend some time at an old-school arcade remembering what it was like to be a kid with a quarter and a competitive spirit.

Treat yourself to a newly released game
If there’s ever a day to splurge on the newest craze in gaming, it’s today. All your friends have been talking about the new release and you’re desperate to give it a try? Go for it, then spend the rest of the day playing it with them!

5 FACTS ABOUT VIDEO GAMES THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND
Public libraries are in on the trend

In an attempt to get children and teens more interested in books, libraries have started adding video games to their shelves.

Gaming beefs up your brain
In one study, adults who played Super Mario 64 for 2 hours a day developed increased brain volume over time!

RPG Dreaming
According to one study, those who play video games are more likely to have lucid dreams — where they can control what’s happening.

Gaming as a national economic stimulus
After Nokia’s downfall, Finland’s economy was greatly assisted by Clash of Clans.

Gaming payout
In 2019, a boy from the US won the largest single-person eSports payout - $3,000,000!

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL VIDEO GAMES DAY
They can actually be good for you (Sorry, Mom!)

Though not all games offer the same educational value, many that include problem-solving and teamwork have been shown to increase the gray matter in your brain and ultimately grow it! It can also help refine learned and hardwired skills, as well as improve problem-solving and communication with others.

They inspire and push tech boundaries
The first video games were considered modern marvels, and we can’t say it’s changed much since. Who hasn’t seen some great graphics on a game, or been absolutely blown away the first time you slid on that VR headset? Many games push what’s possible for technology, and inspire generations.

They increase happiness
That rush you get when you conquer a level? Unmatched! Recent studies have shown that adults who play video games are less stressed and more relaxed than those who do not. It could be because video games offer a chance to remove yourself from everyday life stresses, or they might just be happier being more connected to their inner child!

https://nationaltoday.com/national-video-games-day/

National Day of Civic Hacking

National Day of Civic Hacking happens on September 12 this year. It’s a nationwide day of action created by the Code for America Brigades, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Secondmuse in collaboration with various federal agencies. Thousands of people across the country on this day use their skills for good, and volunteer to carry out a number of challenges that leverage creativity, technology, design, and innovation to strengthen communities. Use this day to join developers, designers, government employees, data scientists, journalists, and your fellow citizens at a special event in your city.

NATIONAL DAY OF CIVIC HACKING ACTIVITIES
Attend a civic hacking event

Browse online for the many scheduled events in your area. Thousands of people are joining today, and hundreds of events have been planned so far. Make sure to buy tickets if necessary – to ensure your spot in the biggest hackathon on the planet!

Learn how to code
Read a book, join a workshop, and engage with like-minded coders to brush up on skills necessary for you to thrive and give your best on National Civic Day of Hacking

Use #Hackforchange on social media
Find what people are doing on this day, in real-time by using the #Hackforchange on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, while at your civic hacking event, please share photos and videos to encourage and inspire others to do the same and partake in the national holiday.

WHY KNOWING ABOUT CIVIC HACKING IS IMPORTANT
It is a day to #hackforchange

When citizens and government work together on National Day of Civic Hacking, communities directly benefit. These benefits include things like technological advances in their food options, environmental quality and criminal justice system.

Collaboration
In a world plagued with problems, the problem-solvers rise to the occasion. Every year, teams will work together to think creatively and use open data to tackle challenges the country faces. On June 4, more than 100 events take place simultaneously across the United States, each with a unique mission. With everyone working together, the possibilities are limitless!

It is data-driven
Engaging the public in using data to solve problems is a novel idea. Civic technologists can draw on data from federal, state, and local sources to co-create solutions geared toward expanding opportunity for all. National Day of Civic Hacking is a perfect day for local citizens to develop innovative ways to improve the discoverability, accessibility and usability of data.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-civic-day-hacking/

German Language Day

It’s one of the longest words in German and something to consider on National German Language Day, which occurs every September 12.

“Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz” may seem like gibberish to the non-German language speaker. In actuality, this word (which we won’t even attempt to pronounce) is now obsolete. It translates as “Beef labeling monitoring delegation Act.” And yet, today, we mourn its loss.

German is the language of poets Bertolt Brecht, Rainer Maria Rilke and the classic Weimar-era cinema. To promote the language and encourage more people to learn it, the German Language Association (VDS) created this day 17 years ago, helping to revive the speaking of German across the globe.

GERMAN LANGUAGE DAY TIMELINE
1st century B.C.
The first recorded use of German

Historical records reveal that ancient Romans were in contact with German speakers.

1522
Lutherbibel is published

Luther translates the Bible into German, providing a people's alternative to the dominance of Latin.

1981
Famous German war movie, "Das Boot," is released

Directed by Wolfgang Peterson, this German classic earned fame all over the world.

2001
German Language Day debuts

The German Language Association (VDS) celebrated this day for the first time, embarking on an endeavor to promote the German language, worldwide.

GERMAN LANGUAGE DAY ACTIVITIES
German, anyone?

Learning German can be a whole lot of fun, especially when you actually get a chance to use it on a European trip. But if you can't travel to Germany, right here in the United States, there are German pastry shops or bookstores where you can try out what you've learned.

Read a German classic
Even an English translation will do. Because the more that you read, the more you'll learn. National German Language Day is also a great day to watch some classic German horror films like "Nosferatu" or "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari."

Have a beer. Prost!
Okay, so this is not exactly Oktoberfest. But as far as we know, anything German calls for a cold beer. And a meaty, bratwurst!

5 FACTS ABOUT THE GERMAN LANGUAGE THAT WILL UNTWIST YOUR TONGUE
It's the sixth most widely-spoken language

By ranking, these are the most widely-spoken languages in the world: Chinese (encompassing both Mandarin and Cantonese,) English, Hindi-Urdu, Spanish, Russian and German. It's also the most widely-spoken language in Europe. Gut gemacht!

German is the language of writers and thinkers
Goethe, Schiller, Brecht, Marx, Nietzsche — great thinkers all, were masters of the German language.

German and English are sister languages
Both languages are a part of the West Germanic languages. German and English have greatly influenced each other’s cultures and sometimes, there's also a little sibling rivalry!

Unlike English, German has three genders
Masculine, feminine, and neuter. If that's hard to wrap your mind (and your mouth) around; some languages, like Polish, have six grammatical genders!

German has some funny proverbs
"Das ist nicht dein Bier" translates as, "that’s not your beer." But what it really means is, "this is none of your business, stay out!"

WHY WE LOVE GERMAN LANGUAGE DAY
German is the most widely-spoken language in Europe/[b]
Spoken by 95 million people worldwide, German is the native language of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Plus, it's fascinating when one German word contains 80 letters!

[b]Language and culture go hand-in-hand
In a world where English is becoming the go-to language on the international stage; individual countries are working hard to maintain their own national lingua franca. Reviving the German language is also an attempt to preserve the culture and history of Germany. But if you want to learn contemporary German, watch German television on National German Language Day.

Forgetting your mother tongue is a real loss
For German children living outside Germany, learning and speaking their mother tongue is one of the most important ways they can connect to their culture and heritage. It's also an added asset to be bilingual or even trilingual in today's international business climate.

https://nationaltoday.com/german-language-day/

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Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: East Texas Oil Museum,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 17: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

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 Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

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/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

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

Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

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

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

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

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner: Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden

Please confirm my BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/YVhsm75

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden: I'd like Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Fort Verden as my BINGO prize please.

Fort Verden wrote:

Trecdom2 Card gifted to The Brown Werewolf Emirate of Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran for 0.10.

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

BINGO Round 17 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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

WahHoogie, Show us the Tacos! Saturday Breakfast In Place time! Bring out the Drones! The NewTexas Happy Taco Stands, in conjunction with the NewTexas Incendiary Corporation, has approximately 1 trillion of the fastest, lightest drones you have ever seen. This fleet is specially designed to deliver tacos to every man, woman, child, whatever, in Texas, all 2,352,107,000,000 of you.

Today's special breakfast will Saturday Brisket & Egg Breakfast Tacos [COVID-19 Week XXV Edition]! The Head Smoker at The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas had so much fun over the Labor Day Weekend, he is going to reprise it for you today with brisket, Texas! To feed that many Texans, we literally smoked over 1 million kilotons of brisket last night. It is quite an operation to see. Taco Town is what we call it. The smell and smoke cloud from the smoked briskets should be wafting over Texas for days. Have you ever had brisket for breakfast? Have we got a treat for you! The classic Brisket & Egg Breakfast Taco is a beauty. We start off with Texas Grade A, farm-fresh, henhouse, jumbo eggs scrambled to perfection. We top that off with two super-tender slices of smoky beef brisket and roll it up in a hot, homemade, Texas-sized flour tortilla. Just that easy. Remember, a whole egg in every taco!®

Today's Special Salsa is actually Queso, good and chunky queso made with serranos for a little heat. A sealed cup of Texas-made Longhorn Cheddar Jack cheese is also included in case you need a double cheese fix. The taco is hermetically-sealed in a Stay-Warm® pouch that is wrapped in the same ol' aluminum foil we are all so familiar with for our breakfast taco. We are trying to keep it real, peeps. For your beverage accompaniment, a packet of Sanka, Tang and a Lipton Tea bag will be included with every delivery as well as salt and pepper and a napkin. Yes, it is different, but it works and you do not even have to leave your residence. Woo! And, watch out for the drones! Start your day off the right way; munch out and go back to sleep. You know you want to!®

Stay Safe Texas. Stay Well.

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

@ Queen Falcona Stark Gileadavia Quetzalleia - Happy Belated Birthdays to one and all! Did you know September 9th is the most common birthday in Texas? Virgos Unite!

@ XKI Free Las Pinas - Thank you to our friends in 10000 Islands! It sure sounds like you peeps are having all kinds of fun. If we did not know better, we would think that the Emissary Report was more of a recruiting tool than a region report! J/K, Buddy!

***** 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, 806 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 16 years! Check it out! Good stuff!

Issues Test Bed wrote:

On another note, 19 years ago right now found me driving to Manhattan to cover the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center. It is interesting to me that today's high school graduates were not alive on that day. I shudder to think what our high school students are being taught about that day and the events that led up to it.

The few times I had my own classroom on 9-11 I showed a documentary that covered the events in NYC. It was produced by one of the major networks, but I forget which one it was.

Trecdom2 wrote:The few times I had my own classroom on 9-11 I showed a documentary that covered the events in NYC. It was produced by one of the major networks, but I forget which one it was.

CBS News produced a DVD called "What We Saw." Was that it?

Amazon to the rescue. It was the HBO Documentary, In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01

Who hoo! Hooter's is open. I'm off for some wings.

Hi!

Kayden Nation wrote:Hi!

Greetings Kayden Nation and thank you for visiting Texas. :)

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
Grandparents Day
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

National Peanut Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Diligence is the mother of good fortune.”- Miguel de Cervantes

“Extreme people get extreme results.”- Sam Altman

“The easiest way to change the world is to change yourself.”- Maxime Lagacé

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”- Jack Kerouac

Music of the Day:

Candle in the Wind - Elton John
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GLwA4P3QDk

On This Day In History:
1997 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK

2001 Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

2005 "Supernatural" debuts on The WB starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki - longest-running North American fantasy series

2017 International Olympic Committee announces Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) will host the Olympic games

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, every September 13, is a good time to examine this little-known disease that affects about 3 million Americans. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder in which a person who suffers from this affliction can’t consume gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. The afflicted person’s immune system responds by attacking the small intestine and inhibiting the absorption of important nutrients. Left undiagnosed or untreated, celiac disease can lead to other disorders, including cancer, osteoporosis and infertility. This year, on National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, learn a little more and share what you learn.

NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY TIMELINE
1952
Researchers celebrate a breakthrough

Scientists in Birmingham, England, link celiac disease with gluten for the first time.

1908
Celiac and children

American physician, Christian Herter, publishes a book on children afflicted with what he dubs "intestinal infantilism."

AD 100
Celiac disease is diagnosed

Greek physician, Aretaeus, gives one of the first descriptions of celiac disease, which the doctor calls," koiliakos," an abdominal infection.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY
Try a gluten-free diet

Some people — unaware of their own sensitivity to gluten — find that they feel much better when they stop eating foods containing the protein. As more information comes out about celiac disease, more people will make life-changing decisions to lead gluten-free lives.

Learn where gluten hides
Foods like soups, salad dressings and soy sauce can unexpectedly contain gluten. If you're eating out, don't be afraid to ask if a food contains gluten.

Reading food labels
This is always good advice, whether you're suffering from celiac disease or not. One of the best ways to monitor our health is to monitor what we put in our bodies.

5 LIFE-SAVING FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT CELIAC DISEASE
Who gets it?

Celiac disease is more common in Caucasians, women, people with Down syndrome, and patients with type 1 diabetes.

Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are different
People with gluten sensitivity may experience bloating and diarrhea — but only people with celiac disease have compromised immune systems as a result of this disease.

The numbers are rising
The number of Americans with celiac disease is increasing — possibly due to increased awareness and better diagnostic techniques.

Childhood symptoms
Digestive symptoms are more common in infants and children. These include abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation.

Adult symptoms
The list is fairly long: watch for (among other symptoms) unexplained iron-deficiency anemia, fatigue, bone or joint pain, arthritis, osteoporosis or osteopenia (bone loss), liver disorders and depression.

WHY NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE DAY IS IMPORTANT
It helps researchers follow and record undiagnosed cases

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center estimates that about 97 percent of celiac cases go undiagnosed in the U.S., leaving many people to suffer needlessly.

It leads to questions — and hopefully, answers
It's the perfect time to ask questions about our overall health, especially since so many people are unaware that celiac disease can affect parts of the body that seem unrelated to the digestive system (e.g., skin rash, joint pain).

It may affect you or someone you know
Celiac disease reportedly affects one percent of all Americans, so this observance can help spread valuable information. Spread the word!

https://nationaltoday.com/national-celiac-disease-awareness-day/

Grandparents Day

On the first Sunday after Labor Day we celebrate National Grandparents Day. This year the date falls on September 13. Like Mother’s day and Father’s day we also have a whole day dedicated to our grandparents. Grandparents and children have a special connection that is proven to both make grandparents live longer, and also make children more emotionally resilient. Grandparents Day is an opportunity to treasure that connection and spend some quality family time together.

WHEN IS GRANDPARENTS DAY 2020?
Grandparents Day is celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day, which is September 13 this year.

HISTORY OF GRANDPARENTS DAY
In 1969, nine-year-old Russell Capper sent President Nixon a letter suggesting that a day should be set aside in order to celebrate grandparents. On June 12, 1969, he received a letter back from Rose Mary Woods — Personal Secretary to the President — reading, “Dear Russell, Thank you for your letter to President Nixon. Your suggestion regarding a Grandparent’s Day is appreciated, but the President ordinarily issues proclamations designating periods for special observance only when a Congressional resolution authorizes him to do so. With best wishes, Sincerely, Rose Mary Woods Personal Secretary to the President.”

Following this letter, Marian McQuade was recognized nationally by the U.S. Senate and by President Jimmy Carter as the founder of National Grandparents Day. McQuade wanted to educate the youth about the importance of seniors and the contributions they have made throughout history. She urged the youth to “adopt” a grandparent and learn more about their lives, challenges, and desires for the future.

In 1977, Senator Randolph, with the help of other senators, introduced a joint resolution to the senate requesting the president to “issue annually a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as ‘National Grandparents’ Day’.” Congress passed the legislation, proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparent’s Day. On August 3, 1978, Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation, and the day was finally celebrated the following year.

GRANDPARENTS DAY TIMELINE
1979
It Becomes a Holiday

Jimmy Carter officially makes National Grandparents Day a holiday.

1978
Adopt A Senior Initiative

Marian McQuade was known for her activism with seniors. Her biggest initiative was Adopt a Grandparent, not just for a day but for a lifetime.

1969
A small request

Nine-year-old Russell Capper wrote a letter to the president asking if he could create a Grandparents' Day

1956
Marian McQuade

Her activism with seniors is what launches the initiative to start National Grandparents Day.

GRANDPARENTS DAY FAQS
Why is it important that we celebrate this holiday?

Our grandparents are our family and they won’t be around forever. We need to cherish the moments we can with them and create lifelong memories.

How should I celebrate if my grandparents live too far?
Video chatting or calling and expressing love and gratitude will make their day, they always want to hear from you. Sending a card or an arrangement wouldn’t hurt as well.

Is Grandparents Day a real holiday?
Grandparents Day is an official national holiday, signed by President Carter in 1978 and celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

HOW TO CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY
Spend Time with your Grandparents

Sometimes we forget just how important and special our grandparents are. They have a lot more free time on their hands than we do and we know that even a short visit would make them happy.

Have a Family Dinner
Family time is hard to come by nowadays but organizing a family dinner with your grandparents and your parents and siblings is a great way to spend time together. Plus we get to have some good old fashioned home cooking!

Enjoy A Hobby Together
Your grandma might like to paint or your grandpa might love to do puzzles on Sundays. A bit of company would brighten their day and you’ll probably have more fun than you thought you would.

5 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY
It Has Its Own Song

The official song for National Grandparents Day is “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa” by Johnny Prill.

It Has Its Own Flower
The official flower is the “forget-me-not” flower.

It's Not Actually a Public Holiday
Even though it was signed in as a national holiday it is celebrated more as an observance than a public holiday.

On Average 4 Million Cards Were Sent
People are honoring their grandparents with cards, it's the least we can do.

Highest Day for Visits in Nursing Homes
There are many days you’d want to spend with your grandparents but National Grandparents day was on average the highest day for nursing home visits.

WHY WE LOVE GRANDPARENTS DAY
They Love Us and We Love Them

Our Grandparents love us. They can be stubborn and opinionated but in the end they always want what's best for us.

They Have More Wisdom Than We Think
Our grandparents have seen all kinds of things and lived a lot, through all that living it's not surprising that they learned a thing or two. They have so much to pass down and we should take some time to listen.

We Wouldn’t Be Here Without Them
Let's be real, if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be here. They raised our parents and they made time to spoil us when we were little, it's only fair we return the favor now.

https://nationaltoday.com/grandparents-day/

Coronavirus updates: 'Front line hero' dies of virus; police bust party at house filled with infected college students
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/09/12/covid-news-studies-dining-daycare-risks-fauci-normal-living/5773735002/

Absentee ballot anxiety hits American expats voting abroad amid a pandemic and changes at the USPS
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/09/13/mail-ballots-usps-american-abroad-worry-votes/3455655001/

Louisville anxiously awaits Breonna Taylor decision — and whether justice or chaos reigns
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/13/breonna-taylor-case-louisville-awaits-daniel-camerons-decision/5780005002/

IRS: 9 million Americans may have stimulus checks waiting to be claimed
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/09/13/irs-9-million-americans-may-have-stimulus-checks-waiting-to-be-claimed/42477077/

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Happy Birthday And Many More!:
The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed
Happy Birthday ITB Buddy! Live long and prosper. :)

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'Fantastic Beasts' of the TSA w/ Eddie Redmayne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg6xSjVX38M

10 People Who Look Like Doubles of Marvel Characters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCWEIZ8WXf4

10 Famous Funny Commercials
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE9nLWFZ6ac

10 Best Super Bowl Commercials 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQmhLOFbRQw

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Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 17: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

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 Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

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/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

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

Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

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

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

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 Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

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/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

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 Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

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

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

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

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner: Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden

Please confirm my BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/YVhsm75

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it 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 a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden: I'd like Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Fort Verden as my BINGO prize please.

Fort Verden wrote:

Trecdom2 Card gifted to The Brown Werewolf Emirate of Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran for 0.10.

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

BINGO Round 17 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Vincent's Sunday Surprise Beverage Bonanza

Howdy Dudes and Dudettes of Texas!

Today's Sunday Surprise Beverage is Make - Your - Own - Beverage Day! I've got lots of Large Boxes full of drink making ingredients stacked up right here and I'm going to beam them directly into the home of every Texan in Texas. Everyone will receive a Large Box and it'll materialize on the table closest to you. With all the drink ingredients in your box you can make Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate, Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothies and Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Cider. There's enough ingredients to make 3 glasses of each drink. You can keep the Instructional Guide CD as my gift to you:

Make Your Own Beverage Drink Making Guide:

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
https://tatertotsandjello.com/spice-white-hot-chocolate-delicious-fall-treat/

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/pumpkin-pie-protein-smoothie/

Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Cider
https://cincyshopper.com/diy-starbucks-carmel-apple-spice-cider/

When blending drinks in your blender always add your ice at the end so it doesn't jam up the blender. Also if you've got alcohol in your house and you desire an alcoholic drink just mix your own booze into the beverages.

And today I've included a large container of Pumpkin Fudge Brownies in everyone's boxes too. Each bite has a little bit of sweet, creamy pumpkin and a little bit of rich, fudgy chocolate and that makes them a tasty treat for y’all.

I hope y'all enjoy today's Sunday Surprise Snack and Beverages Texans. Yeehaw! :)

Vincent

Fort Verden wrote:
Happy Birthday And Many More!:
The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed
Happy Birthday ITB Buddy! Live long and prosper. :)

Thank you sir.

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