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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
National Herpes Awareness Day
Navy Birthday
National Transfer Money to Your Son Day

National M&M Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Paths are made by walking.”- Franz Kafka

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”- Unknown

“Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”- Dan Brown

“If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”- Toni Morrison

Music of the Day:

Tom Smith, Sheep Marketing Ploy (The Ballad of Fenton) - World Steam Expo 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDY7tsu9fjQ

On This Day In History:
1983 Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
1995 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, for their work to reduce and eliminate nuclear w
2012 Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild sells for $34 million, the highest sold artwork by a living artist
2018 Oldest known human remains from Poland at 115,000 years from revealed to be Neanderthal child from Ciemna Cave eaten by a large bird
2019 Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history when she wins record 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13 is a time to gain and spread knowledge of what sufferers are up against and how society can help. Metastatic means that what began as a case of early-stage breast cancer has metastasized, or spread to other organs (lungs, bones, etc) outside the breasts, and is now considered to be stage four cancer. At this point the only care option is to treat the advanced cancer and its side effects, including anxiety; there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer as of this writing. Treatments may include surgeries and chemotherapy, as well as possible clinical trials of new drugs, which along with other palliative care can help improve quality of life and lengthen life span itself. Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and presents an opportunity for us to increase awareness and visibility for those who are championing and fighting for scientific advances.

HISTORY OF METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY
In 2009 the House and Senate unanimously passed a resolution to recognize one day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October, as specifically devoted to metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The best part is how the proposal reached the floors of Congress to begin with. A group of nine MBC patients and their families had traveled to Washington DC and picketed and demonstrated, and these brave souls were able to catch the attention (with the help of phone-wielding friends back home) of the right people to initiate a vote.

But this is no time to fall into complacency. The pinpointing of one day merely means that, now that the word is out, the onus is upon the public to take action. As stated by the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, “[n]ow it is up to every metastatic breast cancer patient and those who love and support them to find ways to make use of this day…to further our cause to support those living with the disease and demand research to find treatments to extend our lives.”

So learn the facts and stand strong with your fam, on National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY TIMELINE
2018
Overwhelming numbers

An estimated two million women find out they have breast cancer. It's now the most common cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall.

2017
Cases on the rise

A study from the National Cancer Institute shows that metastatic breast cancer cases are increasing in number, with 150,000 new cases of MBC in the U.S.

1993
Hopeful new legislation

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Revitalization Act of 1993 pushes the National Cancer Institute to do more to address breast cancer and other “women's cancers,” resulting in controlled studies being done on MBC risks and treatments.

1927
“Let’s get this on the books”

A West Virginia senator introduces a bill to reward the person who finds a cure for cancer and to create a commission to research possible cures.

METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY FAQS
What is the color for metastatic breast cancer?

A thin pink ribbon is used to signify that the cancer originated in the breast.

When is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
October

What is “scanxiety”?
This term refers to ongoing anxiety about the patient’s quarterly MBC check, with the anxiety likely to peak as the scan date approaches. Many women and men are treated for the mental anguish of the ordeal, as well as the physical symptoms.

HOW TO OBSERVE METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY
Learn something new

In being a part of the solution, start with yourself. Commit to learning something new — whether by doing online research, volunteering with a local organization, or attending a Metastatic Breast Cancer Day event.

Contribute to the cure
If you’re about to choose a major in college, consider medicine with a focus on oncology, or another supporting professional role. If not, make a one-time or yearly donation to a cancer-fighting organization. Do anything you can to help overcome this disease.

Spread the love
If someone you know is battling breast cancer, reach out to them. Let them know that you want to understand what they're going through and to give your support.

FIVE TIPS FOR BREAST SELF-EXAMS
Check by feel

Starting with the outside of your breast and moving to the inside (sternum), use dime-sized circular motions of varying pressure to check for lumps over the entire breast. Repeat for the other breast.

Do a visual check
In front of a mirror, do a visual exam from all possible angles, checking for any abnormal coloration, swelling, etc.

Make it a routine
It’s recommended to do your self-exam once a month after your period. If your period has ended due to menopause or is irregular, designate a specific day out of the month for your exam.

Don’t panic
Remember, 80% of all breast lumps turn out to be non-cancerous. If you discover one, do call your doctor, but don’t let anxiety take hold.

Men, too
The Maurer Foundation, a respected organization fighting breast cancer in all its forms, recommends that not only women but also men should do a monthly self-exam.

WHY METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY IS IMPORTANT
It’s often misunderstood

Metastatic breast cancer is the only deadly form of the disease, yet a majority of studies, sources of funding, and calls for attention are dedicated to detecting and treating early-stage cases.

It drives new research
As more people understand metastatic breast cancer, more people will be donating, researching, and fighting for a cure. Right now, metastatic breast cancer is not classified as a chronic disease, but researchers believe it one day could be, and that gap is just one example of how much more needs to be found out.

It builds support networks
Most people know someone who is battling or has battled breast cancer. The more that friends and family of sufferers understand the disease, the better support they can give the patient in the fight against MBC.
https://nationaltoday.com/metastatic-breast-cancer-awareness-day/

National Herpes Awareness Day

October 13 is National Herpes Awareness Day, an opportunity to raise awareness around the causes, risks, and treatment of different types of herpes infections, particularly genital herpes. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a chance to debunk myths around the disease, start conversations about what it really means to have a genital herpes infection and, hopefully, destroy the stigma around the disease that impacts nearly 16% of women between the ages of 14 and 49.

National Herpes Awareness Day is sponsored by FemiClear, a brand that has launched a new over-the-counter genital herpes symptom relief product that has been shown to kill 99.9% of the Herpes Simplex I and II viruses in laboratory tests.* In fact, in a test of women experiencing a genital herpes outbreak, >90% said that they experienced less severe outbreak symptoms.**

*Independent accredited laboratory test (non-human/non-animal) measured the antiviral activity of FemiClear using a suspension time-kill procedure against Herpes.

**As self-reported in a comprehensive IRB approved study of 50 women diagnosed and actively experiencing a genital herpes outbreak. These women received modest compensation. Not a cure for herpes or a replacement for prescription antiviral medication. Individual results may vary. Data on file. See FemiClear.com.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL HERPES AWARENESS DAY
Herpes has been one of the most misunderstood (and mistreated) ailments in history. It has been around for millions of years and affected nearly every species of human along the evolutionary scale. In fact, in 2017, scientists discovered the ancient primate believed to have been herpes patient zero. Needless to say, we hominids have been dealing with the itching, burning, tingling pain of herpes for millennia.

However, the stigma around herpes is relatively new. Throughout most of modern medical history (ie. the 20th century) the stigma of herpes was relatively low. Yes, it was a sexually transmitted infection, but it was also transmitted through other forms of contact and it wasn’t considered a discrete type of infection until the 1960s.

By the 1980s, herpes, particularly Herpes Simplex II, the virus known to cause most genital cases, became a very real source of public shame and embarrassment. Time Magazine labeled it “the new sexual leprosy” bringing with it the expected stigma and turning it into a boogeyman on the level of other sexually transmitted diseases.

The fact is, having herpes shouldn’t dramatically change a person’s self-worth and sexual health. Herpes Awareness Day was created to start a conversation around the condition and encourage people to seek treatment for the symptoms (there’s currently no cure) and promote healthy, reasonable discourse about the virus’ actual impact on people’s lives. It’s an important conversation that is long overdue and the folks at FemiClear are taking the lead as they try to help women living with genital herpes get their lives back.

NATIONAL HERPES AWARENESS DAY TIMELINE
~ 1.4 million BC
Herpes Simplex 2 Makes the Leap

Nearly one and a half million years ago, HSV-2 made the leap from African Apes to one of our early human ancestors. It’s been with us in one form or another since then.

1st Century A.D.
When in Rome...ban kissing?

It is believed that due to an outbreak of herpes, Roman Emperor Tiberius temporarily banned kissing. It would be the first of many overreactions to the disease throughout history.

1713
Herpes Simplex Gets Its Name

The first reference to Herpes Simplex is found in Richard Boulton’s A System of Rational and Practical Chirurgery (a real page turner, we’re assured).

1940s
Herpes is Found to Be a Virus

Despite being part of human culture for millenia, the exact nature of herpes wasn’t discovered until the 1940s when it was identified as a virus.

1974
Aciclovir Hits the Pharmacy Shelves

Aciclovir is the first widely-used antiviral medication for the treatment of HSV-2. It would be followed by several others in subsequent decades.

August 2, 1982
Herpes Gets the Scarlet Letter

Time Magazine contributed to genital herpes sensationalism with a cover story inaccurately describing Herpes as an epidemic.

September 2020
FemiClear for Genital Herpes Symptoms Hits Stores

FemiClear hits shelves in the U.S. providing women with herpes symptom relief and leading the charge against the stigma of herpes.

NATIONAL HERPES AWARENESS DAY - SURVEY RESULTS

NATIONAL HERPES AWARENESS DAY FAQS
How many people have genital herpes?

Some 12% of people ages 14-49 are believed to have HSV-2 and that number is higher for women (16%).

Is there a cure for genital herpes?
There is no cure for genital herpes but there are many effective medications for the treatment of the symptoms. Antiviral medication like acyclovir has been shown to be helpful and OTC treatments like FemiClear have been shown to be effective supplements to prescription treatments to help manage outbreak symptoms.

Should I be embarrassed by my herpes diagnosis?
Herpes has been with humans for millions of years and while it can be an uncomfortable condition to have, there are millions who have it. Just know you are not alone and there are people looking to break down the stigma tied to this disease.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL HERPES AWARENESS DAY
Educate yourself about genital herpes

What do you really know about HSV-1 and 2? Probably less than you thought. Take the time to educate yourself about these viruses and the stigmas around them.

Have a conversation about genital herpes
It may sound difficult but the more taboo we make talking about genital herpes, the longer the stigma will continue to impact those with the virus

If you think you have it, seek treatment
This is a no-brainer but it's easy to feel too embarrassed to see a doctor. If you’re experiencing symptoms, get treated, and hopefully kick some of that embarrassment because you’re not alone

WHY NATIONAL HERPES AWARENESS DAY IS IMPORTANT
Because one in six women have the virus and many don’t know it

Women are twice as likely to have genital herpes compared to men. It is estimated that 16% of women have herpes while just slightly over 8% of men have the condition. National Herpes Awareness Day hopes to bring some of that to light.

It can often go untreated due to embarrassment
It’s not easy to admit that you have herpes, even to a doctor, so many don’t seek the treatment they need because the stigma is too great.

Because this stigma needs to go
The genital herpes stigma is pervasive and ill-deserved. It is a very common disease and while it can’t be cured, it can be well treated. The conversation needs to happen to bring this pernicious stigma down.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-herpes-awareness-day/

Navy Birthday

Celebrate the Navy’s Birthday on October 13 and recognize the brave men and women who have served our country — past and present. Established during the Revolutionary War, the original Continental Navy was formed, disbanded, and then reestablished nearly 10 years later. Today it’s the largest and most capable navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The Navy also boasts the world’s largest aircraft carrier fleet, over 300,000 active personnel, and nearly 100,000 in the Ready Reserve.

NAVY BIRTHDAY TIMELINE
September 30, 1954
The Navy launched its first nuclear submarine

The Navy deployed the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine — the USS Nautilus.

December 7, 1941
"A day that will live in infamy"

Japanese forces sent 353 aircraft to launch a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This led directly to America's involvement in World War II.

1800
The Navy built its armada

Three ships were commissioned and pressed into service. These were the USS Constitution, the USS United States and the USS Constellation.

March 27, 1794
The Navy became permanent.

Congress passed the Naval Act of 1794 — establishing a permanent standing navy.

HOW TO OBSERVE NAVY BIRTHDAY
Visit the U.S. Navy Memorial

You'll find it on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. It honors those who have served — or are currently serving in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marine.

Tour a naval ship
The Navy makes a number of decommissioned ships available for public tours. Make it a part of your next vacation.

Go to a museum
With maritime museums all across the country, there's ample opportunity to learn about the Navy and its history.

5 SHIPSHAPE U.S. NAVY FACTS
George Washington's the father of our navy too

General Washington commissioned two small schooners to patrol in and around Boston Harbor as the Revolutionary War heated up — eventually leading to the Navy we have today.

The Navy’s birthplace is in dispute
The Massachusetts cities of Beverly and Marblehead have long argued over which was the birthplace of the Navy — which takes no official position on its place of origin.

All submariners are volunteers
Those serving on submarines are among the most highly trained personnel in the military.

If not for the Navy, James T. Kirk would have been captain of the USS Yorktown
Star Trek’s USS Enterprise was originally called the Yorktown. After some debate, creator Gene Roddenberry eventually renamed it.

Best of the best
SEAL Team 6, officially known as United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group — along with Delta Force — are the most highly trained elite forces in the U.S. military.

WHY NAVY BIRTHDAY IS IMPORTANT
It’s a tribute to those who serve

Celebrating the men and women who are currently enlisted shows our appreciation for what they do for us.

It's our proud history
It's vital to remember the Navy’s history and honor the men and women who have given their service and lives for our country.

Super ships
Featuring a massive flight deck equipped with an electromagnetic aircraft launch system, the Gerald R. Ford Class has the capacity to carry more than 75 aircraft and accommodate 4,539 personnel. It's the world’s biggest aircraft carrier.

https://nationaltoday.com/navy-birthday/

National Transfer Money to Your Son Day

National Transfer Money To Your Son Day is October 13, so expect your son to finally call home. Sure you probably send him money whenever he needs it, or when you’re just thinking of him in general. But why not get festive and send him some pocket change to celebrate this very specific holiday. You might even get an “I love you” out of it!d

WHEN IS NATIONAL TRANSFER MONEY TO YOUR SON DAY 2020?
National Transfer Money to Your Son Day is celebrated every year on October 13.

NATIONAL TRANSFER MONEY TO YOUR SON DAY TIMELINE
7000 BC
First Coin Currency

Lydians become the first documented Western society to use coins as currency

2009
Hey, Venmo Me

Venmo, a mobile cash transfer app, was created by PayPal

2017
The Big Banks Get in on the Game

Zelle became the official online currency transfer service for popular US banks

NATIONAL TRANSFER MONEY TO YOUR SON DAY ACTIVITIES
Send Money To His Venmo

Everyone loves a surprise. Why not surprise your son with a little something special in his bank account!

Take Him Out To Dinner
Any day your son doesn't have to spend his own money on food is a great day. Take him out for a hearty dinner where he can bring leftovers home to heat up the next day. We like to call this a "two day gift."

Buy His Amazon Wishlist
Leaving the bigger stuff for the end of the year holidays, of course. But objects like accessories, books, and movies are fair game!

3 WAYS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL TRANSFER MONEY TO YOUR SON DAY —WITHOUT A SON
Send Money To Your Nephew

He's basically your son! Show your nephew that you haven't forgotten about him and send him some spending money.

Buy A Toy For Your Pet
Our pets are our children, and we love them like family. Get your pet-baby a new toy to play with around the house!

Move Some Money From Your Checking To Your Savings
We neglect our savings account at times. Give it some extra attention and watch the numbers add up!

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL TRANSFER MONEY TO YOUR SON DAY
It Shows Your Son You're Thinking About Him

Your son will smile knowing that he crossed your mind. A small gift from you will make the rest of his day a little easier.

He Probably Needs It
We all go through rough patches with finances. Even if he hasn't directly reached out for help, he might need it. A little help can go a long way!

Your Son Will Always Be Your Son
No matter how old or young, your son is always your son. You'll take care of him for as long as you can. Not because you have to, but because he means the world to you.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-transfer-money-son-day/

Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 surges as a third of US states set records for new cases; Johnson & Johnson pauses vaccine trial
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/10/13/covid-news-johnson-johnson-vaccine-trial-donald-trump-texas/5974060002/

Nevada man's COVID-19 reinfection, the first in the US, is 'yellow caution light' about risk of coronavirus
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/10/12/covid-reinfection-virus-can-strike-twice-worse-second-time-nevada-man/5965917002/

Senators begin questioning Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as the second day of hearings begins
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/10/13/supreme-court-nominee-amy-coney-barrett-face-questions-senators/5968194002/

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Welcome To Texas!:
The Colony of Western Kodiaks

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

Today's Texas Butterflies to strike off is: Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Sunday, 25th October 2020: Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Saturday, 24th October 2020: Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Wednesday, 14th October 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Tuesday, 13th October 2020: Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Sunday, 11th October 2020: Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Saturday, 10th October 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Friday, 9th October 2020: West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
Thursday, 8th October 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Wednesday, 7th October 2020: Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),
Sunday,4th October 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Saturday, 3rd October 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Friday, 2nd October 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Wednesday, 30th September 2020: Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Tuesday, 29th September 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 28th September 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Sunday, 27th September 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
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: Issues Test Bed

Issues Test Bed wrote:BINGO!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jC0NRCZnBPDBFD7Gy4iAHBgG1IMYN3SZ/view?usp=sharing

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Issues Test Bed 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.

Issues Test Bed wrote:Fort Verden, of course.

Fort Verden wrote:

Alright. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Fort Verden Card gifted to The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed for 0.05.

BINGO Round 18 Winner:

BINGO Round will begin next Monday

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

Read factbook

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Like her or not, Judge Barret is proving herself to be one of the three smartest people in that room. Booker thought he was going to trip her up and landed on his face.

So far Sen. Harris is making speeches and little else.

At least they didn't Kavanaugh Judge Barret.

I'm working on putting together a TX newsletter for our allies. If you have anything you want added, let me know by Thur night.

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Dessert Day
National Fossil Day

Quotes of the Day:
“The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”-Wayne Gretzky

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”-Wayne Gretzky

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”-Wayne Gretzky

Music of the Day:

"I'll Stand By You Cover" by Peter Hollens ft The Hound + the Fox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6khxW2gTewE

On This Day In History:
1964 Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
1968 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
1979 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
1979 1st Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. by over 100,000 people
1986 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
1986 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel, for his efforts to ensure the Holocaust was remembered
2019 Nobel prize for Economics awarded to Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer for research on ways to fight poverty

National Fossil Day

Fossils aren’t just interesting and fun to look at — they’re also proof of the existence of once-living things (like dinosaurs, animals, plants and even DNA remnants). Through these fossils we’re able to learn a lot about life from billions of years ago. We can even take a look at animals and life-forms that are no longer on the planet! These fossils (and the education around them) deserve to be preserved and explored. That’s why we celebrate National Fossil Day annually on the Wednesday of the second full week in October, with this year’s celebration being held on October 14. Show some appreciation for these incredible “time capsules” and the paleontologists who excavate them.

NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY TIMELINE
1974
Lucy was born

Scientists found fossils of a 3.5 million-year-old female hominin (an extinct human species) and named her “Lucy.”

1902
Proof of T-Rex

Researchers uncovered the first Tyrannosaurus Rex remains.

1840s - 1850s
Researchers discovered the Neanderthal

Ancient human fossils were unearthed for the first time, proving the existence of the Neanderthal.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY
Hug a paleontologist

Paleontologists are pretty incredible people. They go through lots of schooling and training to be able to study the fossils of all kinds of organisms. It’s because of them that we know a lot about the last few billion years of our planet’s history. Show your appreciation by giving them a hug, and asking them to tell you more!

Check out local events
Every year, the National Park Service partners with various organizations, universities, museums and more to celebrate National Fossil Day. Through field trips, classroom instruction and outdoor activities, they’re spreading awareness about this important holiday.

Visit Your Nearest National Park
Many national parks are passionate about introducing future generations to the science behind fossils and paleontology. These may include anything from scavenger hunts, to multi-day ranger-led activities. Visit your nearest national park and discover all there is to know about this fascinating science!

4 FUN FOSSIL FACTS
They’re insanely valuable

The highest amount ever paid for a dinosaur fossil was $8.3 million (they named it “Sue”).

They can be enormous
The largest intact fossil ever discovered was a whopping 4 square miles!

Anything can be fossilized
The smallest fossil on record was just 2/10 of a millimeter (it was of a 50-million-year-old parasite).

They’re ridiculously old
Next time you're feeling old, just remember some fossils date back to 4.1 billion years.

WHY NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY IS IMPORTANT
We can learn about our planet

A fossil is evidence of past life that’s been preserved in rock. This helps us discover all kinds of shells, plants, animals, and more that existed long before our time. This information helps us understand what was happening during each part of our planet’s history.

We can understand the progression of time
By looking at fossils, researchers have been able to understand how and when organisms appeared and disappeared throughout the passage of time. This is how they’ve been able to divide up the events in our planet’s history into different periods.

We can look toward the future
Each fossil tells a story of the organism it encapsulates, and the details of when it was on the earth. By examining fossils, we can use these stories to help inform us about the future, and how environmental factors (as well as man-made ones) will help influence our planet for future generations.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-fossil-day/

Coronavirus updates: CDC chief warns small home gatherings a threat as state cases spike; Monmouth University party a 'super-spreader'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/10/14/covid-news-hawaii-tourism-donald-trump-iowa-delta/3645132001/

Donald Trump, Joe Biden to hold competing town halls Thursday instead of a debate
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/10/14/donald-trump-joe-biden-hold-competing-town-halls-thursday/3649396001/

Amy Coney Barret hearing live updates: Senators open third day of confirmation hearings
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/10/14/amy-coney-barrett-senators-grill-judge-supreme-court-hearing/3642788001/

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Welcome To Texas!:
The Allied States of Celadoniland

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

Today's Texas Butterflies to strike off is: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Sunday, 25th October 2020: Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Saturday, 24th October 2020: Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Wednesday, 14th October 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Tuesday, 13th October 2020: Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Sunday, 11th October 2020: Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Saturday, 10th October 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Friday, 9th October 2020: West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
Thursday, 8th October 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Wednesday, 7th October 2020: Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),
Sunday,4th October 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Saturday, 3rd October 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Friday, 2nd October 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Wednesday, 30th September 2020: Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Tuesday, 29th September 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 28th September 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Sunday, 27th September 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
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: Issues Test Bed

Issues Test Bed wrote:BINGO!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jC0NRCZnBPDBFD7Gy4iAHBgG1IMYN3SZ/view?usp=sharing

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Issues Test Bed 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.

Issues Test Bed wrote:Fort Verden, of course.

Fort Verden wrote:

Alright. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Fort Verden Card gifted to The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed for 0.05.

BINGO Round 18 Winner:

BINGO Round will begin next Monday

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

Hello grand Texans! As a Nationalistic Texan I hope you welcome me.

A newsletter addition could even be something In Character specific to your nation.

Trecdom2 wrote:A newsletter addition could even be something In Character specific to your nation.

what if we do something like a newsletter, newspaper, or magazine titled (This week in Texas) but each nation submits a story or two and then we vote on which stories get featured then the ones that don't make the cut will then be sent out in the next edition?

Fort Verden wrote: Donald Trump, Joe Biden to hold competing town halls Thursday instead of a debate
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/10/14/donald-trump-joe-biden-hold-competing-town-halls-thursday/3649396001/

But The Commission on Presidential Debates wanted to do it over a zoom meeting.

Go figure.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas

There will not be a regular Daily Post today as I am feeling unwell.

Trecdom2 wrote:I'm working on putting together a TX newsletter for our allies. If you have anything you want added, let me know by Thur night.

Trec Buddy, I would like to suggest the addition of a playlist of Texans' favorite music/Music About Texas/Music By Texan Singers or Bands. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the playlist gets to add a song to it.

The song I would like to contribute is: All My Ex's Live In Texas by George Strait: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuJroujjYDk
George Strait is a Texan Country Singer and this song is about all his Ex's who live in Texas. Nyah ha ha ha! :)

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Welcome To Texas!:

The People's Republic of Danish-Nordic Empire
The Dictatorship of French Fries For Freedom

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Fort Verden & Gig em Aggies both have good ideas. If you wish to add to the music list or for This Week in TX, I'll leave submissions open until next Wed, 21 Oct.

Trecdom2 wrote:Fort Verden & Gig em Aggies both have good ideas. If you wish to add to the music list or for This Week in TX, I'll leave submissions open until next Wed, 21 Oct.

"Love Me Tender" by Willie Nelson from the Soundtrack to Porky's Revenge.

Issues Test Bed wrote:"Love Me Tender" by Willie Nelson from the Soundtrack to Porky's Revenge.

this song https://youtu.be/CSav51fVlKU completely sums up how every feels about seeing 2020's end

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Yessiree! New Taco Time! 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 2,385,265,000,000 of you.

Today's special breakfast will Saturday Pork Rib & Egg & Cheese Breakfast Tacos [COVID-19 Week XXX Edition]! The Head Smoker at the NewTexas Happy Taco Stands got started a day early for this special new taco. He stayed up all night the night before smoking a couple of hundred million tons of Berkshire Pork St. Louis Ribs just so that he could put them in the fridge, a really, really big one. Last night all the meat was removed from the bones to make this glorious taco. The rib meat is gently heated in the notorious black cast iron skillets with diced potatoes and red onions to form a hash that is then gently placed upon a pile of hearty, rich, yellow, genuine Texas Grade AA scrambled eggs! The hardy mix is wrapped up nice and snugly in not one, but two sturdy corn tortillas, made fresh, in-house, with love. A whole egg in every taco!®

Today's Special Salsa is - Chile Quemado - a fiery roasted salsa made from tomatoes, onions, garlic, and jalapeños roasted fresh on the grill. A sealed cup of Texas-made Monterrey Jack cheese is also included in case you need a cheese fix. The tacos are 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. The Juice Bar will not be possible this week. But, for your beverage needs, 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 *****

@ Trecdom2 Happy Birthday, Trecdom2! Mr. Secretary of State, you currently hold the distinction of being the oldest active player in Texas and you have the longest tenure of any nation in Texas government having held virtually every position available and many unavailable. Trec arrived in Texas on 09/19/2006 from Zebra Ice Station as The Allied States of Trecdom. Our first thought was, this is one cool dude. Ice Station Zebra is one of our favorite movies of all time and had not even thought of it in 20 years. It turns out, we were right. Trec is a cool dude and definitely deserves the title Honorary Texan IRL. And in NS, Dedicated Texan is the best description. Happy Birthday, Buddy!

@ Fort Verden - Get well soon Verner, 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, 811 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 16 years! Check it out! Good stuff!

I've held 4 positions. Started out in the TRC, and then moved to Sec of Space. Did a stretch as Sec Def before taking over the State Dept. I've had no real challengers so I've stayed in the position.

Trecdom2 wrote:I've held 4 positions. Started out in the TRC, and then moved to Sec of Space. Did a stretch as Sec Def before taking over the State Dept. I've had no real challengers so I've stayed in the position.

Could have sworn you were Lieutenant Governor or Vice President at some point along the way...

NewTexas wrote:Could have sworn you were Lieutenant Governor or Vice President at some point along the way...

Nope. There was talk of moving up if there was a vacancy, but that never occurred.

BTW, I tried to hop into the chat briefly with no success. It tells me the link is unavailable

Trecdom2 wrote:Nope. There was talk of moving up if there was a vacancy, but that never occurred.

BTW, I tried to hop into the chat briefly with no success. It tells me the link is unavailable

It was wonky earlier but got ISP to get it together. Lots of 10KI in there today.

Trecdom2 wrote:I've held 4 positions. Started out in the TRC, and then moved to Sec of Space. Did a stretch as Sec Def before taking over the State Dept. I've had no real challengers so I've stayed in the position.

I'd like to run for dog catcher.

Either that or Lord High Executioner. I'm easy.

NewTexas wrote:It was wonky earlier but got ISP to get it together. Lots of 10KI in there today.

Ok, so I wasn't doing something wrong after all...

While checking in on my WA puppet it came to my attention that the Lady Kuriko is up for a Commendation from the WA Security Council. ( page=sc )

Let us show this fine lady that at least a couple of us appreciate her efforts in Nation States. If you are WA or have a WA Puppet, lets get cracking and vote for that commendation.

**Fearless Leader Frank Luntz slaps a bumper sticker on the podium**

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| VOTE TO COMMEND KURIKO! |
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Placing pineapple on something as American as a Pizza is a communist plot deigned to erode the foundations of this nation.

Neuber wrote:hello!

Hi.

@ Trecdom2: Happy Birthday Dude!

Neuber wrote:hello!

Howdy Dude!

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 Hot Pumpkin Nogs, Pumpkin and Fruit Smoothies, Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice and Apple Harvest Punch. 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:

Hot Pumpkin Nog
https://momfoodie.com/hot-pumpkin-nog-non-dairy-holiday-beverage-recipe/

Pumpkin and Fruit Smoothies
https://oneshetwoshe.com/pumpkin-fruit-smoothie-she-angela/

Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice
https://www.thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk/pumpkin-juice-harry-potter-copycat/

Apple Harvest Punch
https://elisabethmcknight.com/fall-entertaining-apple-harvest-punc/

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 Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels in everyone's boxes too. These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully to create a delicious snack for y’all.

I hope y'all enjoy today's Sunday Surprise Snack and Beverages Texans. Yeehaw! :)

Vincent

Remember, the deadline for newsletter submissions is Wed night. This could be your chance to promote your nation to a wider audience

It can even be a brief statement such as, RandomNation 2 has crowned a new Monarch. Long Live King John Doe II

I've been reading through some of the news and public statements about Facebook and Twitter blocking links to the New York Post story on Hunter Biden's computer. Twitter even goes so far as to lock accounts that post anything linking that article or the contents of the hard drive until that particular Tweet is removed. Facebook suspended numerous accounts belonging to people attempting to circumvent the automated link killer process.

This latest shenanigans out of our social media moguls might have been the last straw that invokes some nuclear action. The Republican National Committee along with a half dozen conservative groups filed an official complaint with Federal Election Commission against Twitter for cutting off the accounts of the Washington Post and others Tweeting that story. The RNC lawyers call Twitter's action a payment in goods or services. They claim Twitter gave in in kind donation to the Biden campaign that is almost priceless. (Or words to that effect.) While this is kind of a stretch, it is by no means out of reality's reach. There is precedent going back to the Hush Rush attempts and station ownership complaints in the 80's.

It is my understanding that a similar complaint against Facebook will be forthcoming Monday or Tuesday.

I think Zuckerberg and Jack bit off more than they can chew this time. These two social media moguls now have the undivided attention of numerous senate committees, including the Judiciary Committee. There is also more than a passing interest by several branches of federal law enforcement.

Frankly, I think we will see legislation fairly quickly after the election. It is going to come down fast and hard. My guess is the common carrier immunity is going to be revoked.

This leaves me with mixed emotions. Frankly, Twitter and Facebook openly playing silly buggers against one political side was done at their own free will. The Zuckerberg and Jack made their beds, they can lie in them. This is a good thing. If there is a penalty to paid for screwing around with the free flow of information about government and candidates running for elected office, maybe these clowns will knock it off.

However, when the government sticks its legislative fingers into the private sector, the government screws it up, everytime. There are a thousand ways this could go bad for you and I and the rest of us consumers. It is pretty much a sure bet, whatever our lawgivers do is going to end up taking some of the shine off those platforms for all of us.

Neuber wrote:hello!

Y'ello

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