WA Delegate (non-executive): The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas (elected )
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Embassies: Wysteria, The Heartland, 10000 Islands, Canada, Antarctic Oasis, North Pacific, The Black Market, Kittens Sanctuary, Global Right Alliance, Spiritus, Renegade Islands Alliance, Nasicournia, The Exodus, Gay, Forest, Philosophy 115, and 9 others.the Rejected Realms, Valhalla, belgium, International Democratic Union, New Warsaw Pact, Liberty Alliance, India, Sonindia, and New Western Empire.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Advanced Public Transport in Texas
World Census experts captured, tagged, and released trains in order to identify which nations have the most extensive, well-funded public transportation systems.
As a region, Texas is ranked 4,746th in the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
|1.||The Concordium of Independent Planets||Democratic Socialists||“Freedom above all”|
|2.||The Serene Compassionate Utopia of Safj||Left-wing Utopia||“Live Life How You Choose; Live It Well.”|
|3.||The Southeast Texan Republic of United States of Woodward||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“God. People. Freedom.”|
|4.||The Galactic Empire of Gig em Aggies||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Hullabaloo Caneck Caneck”|
|5.||The Armed Republic of Voswen||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Sic Semper Tyrannis”|
|6.||The Best Tim of all the Tim's of Timsvill||Civil Rights Lovefest||“I'm better than you”|
|7.||The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“This is test. Had this been an actual issue...”|
|8.||The OoOoh NoOooOoo of Indian Empire||New York Times Democracy||“So... much... driveway... shoveling...”|
|9.||The X1 of X1||Father Knows Best State||“X1”|
|10.||The Yellow Banana Plantations of Yuwen Empire||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Definitely Hunting For NationStates Easter Egg Issues”|
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***** Texas Saturday Breakfast *****
New Taco, Yet Again! Are you ready for some Saturday Breakfast, still All-Fresh, still All-New? 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 2,464,797,000,001 of you.
Today's special breakfast will Saturday Bacon & Bean & Egg Breakfast Tacos [COVID-19 Week XLIX Edition]! The Head Chef at The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas is on a roll as they bust out yet another new one just for you, Texas! Today, the humble pinto bean returns yet again! We simmered them all night long in a secret process (involving onion, jalapeños, and bacon, but shhh), then smashed in cast-iron skillets after the skillets had been used for frying up the crispiest, most golden-brown, thin-sliced bacon you have ever seen. The result is an awesome batch of bacony-spicy refried beans. We generously smear that on a hand-made flour tortilla made by certified Texas Abuelitas with love, slap on a slice or that perfect bacon, and pile on some perfectly-scrambled Texas Grade AA, farm-fresh, Organic Eggs! Remember, a whole egg in every taco!®
Today's Special Salsa is not actually salsa but is - Queso - good and chunky queso made with serranos for a little heat. This is the perfect addition to this hefty taco. A sealed cup of Texas-made Longhorn Cheddar Jack cheese is also included in case you need a double cheese fix. And, a small cup of chopped onions is included for those who should so desire. The taco is hermetically-sealed in a Stay-Warm® pouch that is wrapped in the same ol' aluminum foil we are all so familiar with for our breakfast taco. We are trying to keep it real, peeps. For your beverage accompaniment, a packet of Sanka, Tang and a Lipton Tea bag will be included with every delivery as well as salt and pepper and a napkin. Yes, it is different, but it works and you do not even have to leave your residence. Woo! And, watch out for the drones! Start your day off the right way; munch out and go back to sleep. You know you want to!®
Stay Safe Texas. Stay Well.
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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, VirtualTexans, and plenty of Friends of Texans. We have it all and all are welcome. Texas Chat, 828 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 16½ years! Check it out! Good stuff!
"Word of the disease came from every quarter... Many died. Hospitals were overwhelmed. People who ventured out held a handkerchief up to their nose and mouth, fearful of what they might breathe in. Wild claims about miracles drugs and regimens tricked many into believing they could outwit the disease. They couldn't."
Sounds kind of familiar doesn't it?
Indeed. That sucked. GREATLY. May Leonard Nimoy Rest In Peace. Amen.
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!
Rare Disease Day
National Chocolate Souffle Day
Quotes of the Day:
“Find out what it is that touches you most deeply. Pursue it, learn about it, explore it, expand on it. Live with it and nurture it.”
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”
Music of the Day:
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - ORIGINAL KLINGON VERSION - by the Qapla’ Band Players - Produced by Rusty Matyas
On This Day In History:
1953 Francis Crick and James Watson discover the chemical structure of DNA-molecule (double-helix polymer)
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2012 Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall
2013 The brains of two rats successfully connected so that they share information
Rare Disease Day
This February 28 is Rare Disease Day. With so many things going on in the world around us, it’s very easy to put off important things like health. That’s why the last day of February each year we mark our calendars to bring awareness to rare diseases. An average of 1 in 20 people live with a rare disease at least once in their lifetime, few of which see any sign of a cure. The goal of Rare Disease Day is to improve knowledge amongst the general public of rare diseases while encouraging researchers and decision makers to address the needs of those living with rare diseases.
HISTORY OF RARE DISEASE DAY
Founded by the European Organization for Rare Diseases, the first Rare Disease Day was celebrated in 2008 on February 29 . A “rare” date that happens only once every four years. Since then, Rare Disease Day has taken place on the last day of February, a month known for having a rare number of days. The day is held to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. Treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient, as are the social networks to support individuals with rare diseases and their families.
Individuals observing Rare Disease Day take part in walks and press conferences, organize fundraisers, write en masse to government representatives, along with holding events, gatherings, and campaigns. The day also includes an open session of the European Parliament specifically dedicated to discussing policy issues relating to rare diseases. The days leading up to Rare Disease Day include other policy-related events in numerous locations, such as a reception in the British Parliament where policy makers meet with individuals with rare diseases to discuss issues such as equal access and availability of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
Each year since its beginning there have been thousands of events stemming from races and walks to art exhibits and workshops. These events are held to bring attention to policy makers and inspire change in the community. Historical monuments such as the Colosseum and the Empire State building have taken steps in sending messages of solidarity on this day by lighting up with the iconic pink, blue, and green colors, providing hope for millions world-wide.
RARE DISEASE DAY TIMELINE
The First Vaccine
Edward Jenner, a country doctor living in England, performed the world's first vaccination saving potentially millions of people from smallpox.
The First Rabies Vaccine
Nine-year-old Joseph Meister, who had been mauled by a rabid dog, was the first human to receive this vaccine.
The Orphan Drug Act
The Orphan Drug Act was passed to facilitate development of drugs for rare diseases.
The First Rare Disease Day
Taking place on the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Orphan Drug Act, the very first Rare Disease Day is observed in numerous European and Canadian nations.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada for PrEP use to prevent the spread of HIV.
RARE DISEASE DAY FAQS
What is a rare disease?
A disease defined as rare is when it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people. However, there are over 300 million people living with one or more of over 6,000 identified rare diseases around the world.
What color is rare disease day?
While the colors most used for Rare Disease Day are pink, blue, and green, locally worn symbols may vary.
What is a disease?
A disease is disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant that is not a direct result of physical injury.
RARE DISEASE DAY ACTIVITIES
Spread the word
Share posts about Rare Disease Day on social media and inspire friends to raise awareness for rare diseases.
Every year, thousands of events are organised around the world during the month of February to mark the occasion of Rare Disease Day. Patient organizations, healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers and other members of the rare disease community organize Rare Disease Day events. Find events near you, or go to the website and start your own!
Tell Your Story
Be part of Rare Disease Day by sharing your story with others and sending a message of solidarity! You can write about your story and also submit photos or a video testimonial to rarediseaseday.org
5 FACTS ABOUT RARE DISEASES
1 in 10
1 in 10 people suffer from rare diseases in the U.S.
It largely effects children
50% of those affected by rare diseases are children
Rare diseases affect over 300 million people worldwide
Half of rare diseases affecting people don’t have a foundation or research support group
The big number
95% of rare diseases lack an FDA approved treatment.
WHY WE LOVE RARE DISEASE DAY
Rare Disease Day improves knowledge amongst the general public of rare diseases while encouraging researchers and decision makers to address the needs of those living with rare diseases.
The majority of rare diseases have no found cure and many go undiagnosed, by bringing awareness we open up hearts and minds to the possibility of finding a cure.
Significant advances in rare disease policy can be seen on a global scale throughout the years and has helped improve the quality of life for many around the world.
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Let us continue the Texas Trails BINGO where we left off:
Today's Texas Trail to strike off is: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Instructions and Stricken Off List:
Sunday, 28th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Saturday, 27th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Thursday, 25th February 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Sunday, 21st February 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Saturday, 20th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Friday, 19th February 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 18th February 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Tuesday, 16th February 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Sunday, 7th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Saturday, 6th February 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail,
Thursday, 4th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Wednesday, 3rd February 2021: Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021: White Rock Lake Trail,
Monday, 1st February 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Sunday, 31st January 2021: Knob Hill Trail,
Saturday, 30th January 2021: Emory Peak Trail,
Friday, 29th January 2021: Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Tuesday, 26th January 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Sunday, 24th January 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Saturday, 23rd January 2021: Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Friday, 22nd January 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 21st January 2021: The Window Trail,
Wednesday, 20th January 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Tuesday, 19th January 2021: Walnut Creek Trail,
Saturday, 16th January 2021: San Gabriel River Trail,
Friday, 15th January 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Thursday, 14th January 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Tuesday, 12th January 2021: Lost Mine Trail,
Sunday, 10th January 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Saturday, 9th January 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Thursday, 7th January 2021: The Lighthouse Trail,
Wednesday, 6th January 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Sunday, 20th December 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Saturday, 19th December 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tuesday, 8th December 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 7th December 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Saturday, 5th December 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Friday, 4th December 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Thursday, 3rd December 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Friday, 13th November 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Thursday, 12th November 2020: Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Wednesday, 11th November 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tuesday, 10th November 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Sunday, 8th November 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Saturday, 7th November 2020: American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Wednesday, 4th November 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Tuesday, 3rd November 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
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),
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,
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,
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),
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),
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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!
Your Buddy Verner
Vincent's Sunday Surprise Beverage Bonanza
Howdy Dudes and Dudettes of Texas!
Today's Sunday Surprise Beverage is Make - Your - Own - Beverage Day! I've got lots of Large Boxes full of drink making ingredients stacked up right here and I'm going to beam them directly into the home of every Texan in Texas. Everyone will receive a Large Box and it'll materialize on the table closest to you. With all the drink ingredients in your box you can make Almond Milk Chai Latte, Maple Chai Tea Latte and Champurrado. 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:
Almond Milk Chai Latte
Maple Chai Tea Latte
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 Chex Party Mix in everyone’s Box. This party mix is tossed in both Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce so it's bold and spicy. You'll be chowing it down by the handfuls.
I hope y'all enjoy today's Sunday Surprise Snack and Beverages Texans. Yeehaw! :)
Here I sit in Minneapolis getting ready for the trial of the century. While it's been a long time since I've had a really good ass kicking, and lord knows I could use one, I really hope I get out of here with my skin.
You mean Liberalism? Sadly, that's not all that rare anymore.
Happy Texas Independence Day! For those unaware of the meaning of this day, on March 2, 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas. History was forever changed. For ten years, from 1836 to 1846, Texas existed as a separate and unique nation. In Texas, March 2 is an official state holiday - Texas Independence Day. Each year, there are numerous parades, festivals, and even a complete historical reenactment of the event. Happy Texas Independence Day y'all!
Sorry we did not remind everyone earlier, we are usually off, had to work this one though; a Governor's work is never done.
Happy Texas Independence Day from 10000 Islands! Our diplomatic staff is pleased to present the latest regional report, highlighting XKI news and events from February. In keeping with our format, we have provided a preview image of the update dispatch. To view the report dispatch in full, please follow this link:
10000 Islands Emissary Report
Date: February 2021
Delegate Endorsement: 411
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, HN67
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: HumanSanity
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Wischland
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Dokansia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Vacant
~Minister of Education: Free Las Pinas
~Minister of Labor Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Margaux
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
~Following a shocking investigation into Taco Island Mayor Louisistan’s failure to use the official yacht as directed by the Mayor’s Private Yacht Act of 1955, Louis handed in his resignation as mayor. Chief Executive Markanite appointed Tanzoria as the new mayor, to oversee forum spam and games. Thank you, Louis, for your convivial leadership of Taco Island, and congrats Tanzoria!
~Markanite also appointed Free Las Pinas as the new President of the XKI Cards Co-op, after HumanSanity stepped down. As President, FLP will help to coordinate regional card farming efforts and direct the donation of cards to various cultural events and competitions.
~Then Secretary of State Margaux hired Porflox as XKI’s new emissary to Spiritus, Sulenia as emissary to Greater Dienstad, and Eastern New England as emissary to Deutschland.
~The new Minister of Education Free Las Pinas hired Sulenia to serve as his deputy and assist in coordinating the welcome and assistance of new members of the region.
~February’s Featured Nation was Porflox, a newcomer to the islands who has already shown their talent as a recruiter, TITO Member, and the region’s new emissary to Spiritus. Congratulations Porflox, we’re excited to see where you’ll go next!
~Cultural Officer Thedairos announced the Best Flag Competition this February, where members and friends of the region could submit their flag designs via a forum thread or an on-site TG, after which Islanders voted for their favorite design. With 22 gorgeous flag designs to choose from, competition was fierce, but in the end, Grea Kriopia’s flag won the forum competition, and Megistos flag won the on-site competition. Congrats to the winners and a round of applause for all contestants for their creativity and amazing flag designing skills!
~XKI’s Forum Theme Design Competition continued throughout the month of February. Interested Islanders were given the chance to submit their own ideas for a new forum design, in hopes that their submission might be chosen as an actual theme for the regional forum. Four intrepid designers tried their hand at making a forum theme. Free Las Pinas showed an eye for pleasing pink with his Pastel Palms Theme. Pianaville lifted our spirits with their bright Beach Theme and Comfed channeled the spirit of the ocean with their Surf of the Islands Theme. Finally, Silvedania got us all ready for summer vacation with their Sand and Water Theme. The Council of Nine is currently deliberating which of these gorgeous designs to pick, so stay tuned to find out the competition winner next month!
~Perhaps prompted by the new Mayor Tanzoria, there has been a resurgence of spammy chat threads in Taco Island. Chaos reigned as Islanders debated whether or not this is a Starbucks, fired trebuchet projectiles at one another (and the mayoral mansion), and re-opened The Tanzoria Asylum for the Criminally Insane. And yes, the asylum is named after the new mayor, perhaps explaining why Taco Island has been so crazy as of late. Regardless, Islanders new and old enjoyed the excitement and got to spamming like never before!
~In celebration of The Partnership for Sovereignty, XKI, TRR, and TSP joined forces to host a trading card pull event. The event was centered around commended defenders, and participants had the chance to get S1 Improving Wordiness, Ballotonia, and Eluvatar cards. Eager to try their luck, members of all three regions spent the afternoon card farming and opening up card packs, with several participants striking gold and gaining a copy of these sought-after cards.
~Although this is a civil, rather than personal achievement, we wanted to highlight Eastern New England for all the hard work he has been doing lately as the WA Secretariat in issuing numerous WA Proposal Voting Recommendations and Overviews. With every new proposal to hit vote in the GA or SC, ENE searches through forum debate to provide Islanders with a quick, easy to understand overview of the proposal from a variety of perspectives. For political proposals, ENE goes one step further, and coordinates with delegate HumanSanity to issue a voting recommendation explaining why a vote for or against is in XKI’s regional interest. ENE’s work has provided valuable insight into the WA for many Islanders, and truly deserves a moment of special recognition for his efforts!
~Free Las Pinas also put in the work in regard to the WA this month, authoring their first-ever GA Resolution “Supporting People with Disabilities”. After months of drafting and redrafting his proposal about protecting and assisting those with physical and mental impairments, FLP submitted his proposal towards the middle of February. Following an extensive telegram campaign, the proposal reached vote and passed with a laudable 82.8% support. Congrats FLP, and best of luck in your future authorship endeavors.
~Not to be outdone, Noahs Second Country also got to work in the WA, drafting “Repeal: Commend Northern Borland”, pointing out the questionable claims of the original resolution. Although this was a controversial repeal, Noah’s hard work ensured that it would pass, with 58.9% support. Fantastic job!
~Rounding out XKI’s excellent work in the WA this month was HumanSanity. Following a raid on the passworded region The Embassy, HS quickly pushed “Liberate The Embassy” to vote in the Security Council. With broad support from many small delegates and individual nations, the resolution passed with 69.5% support. Congratulations and thank you HS!
A regional poll by Jabberwocky asked Islanders which of a variety of movie villains would make the best parent. Most Islanders weren’t particularly impressed by any of the villains parenting skills and chastised poor Jabber for being insensitive. Those willing to disregard the problems of villain parents, however, decided that Emperor Palpatine would make the best dad.
The RMB was filled with playful banter this month:
~Another month bites the dust!
~Kyle and his hole?
~Z-Day has come early.
~No no, it’s cursed.
~Likely story. I want name, rank, and, Bank Balance.
~Unlimited voting Power!
~Old Folks and their lawns.
~An excellent translation!
With February, came the Poet Laureate Contest. Islanders submitted poems, this time centered on the themes of courage and bravery, which were then voted upon by the region. Aersoldorf’s humorous poem, was chosen as the contest’s winner.
The sun had slipped away,
Patrons thru my door had come,
To hide until the day.
Good food, strong drink and tales provide,
Distraction from their fear,
Yet laughing eyes can scarce disguise,
The knowledge that Death’s near.
The TITO boys were making noise,
A’boasting of past deeds,
As stronger ales make stronger tales,
They’d all been in their meads.
Kanta cleared his throat and said,
That he was bravest, true,
“While you were kicking raiders butts,
I kicked their mamas too”
Kort’s Korner did erupt in sound,
Knights spewed their drinks, guffawed,
Up through the floor came Shelter’s ghost,
The patrons silent, awed.
“I hear ye making crazy claims,
I’ve come to set you straight,
Titanica, the bravest knight,
Would use you for cut bait,
Yet even he, the noblest knight,
Was filled with doubt and dread,
When from the sand a monster plucked,
Its fearsome, fishy, head.
Part vampire, fish and bird,
Grub gumbo turned and ran so fast,
A sonic boom was heard,
For 80 days and nights they ran,
No respite, no time out,
When out of breath, the knight did stop,
And turn himself about,
I beg of thee my mortal foe,
A toast to death let’s chug,
But Hakke smiled and said no thanks,
I chased you for a hug.”
The February 2021 Edition of Monthly Tabloid is out. It may be a new start or an end to something. Please do read and upvote.
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Written by Indusse
Well... I have something to say to all of you here. It's been quiet a some time but still I am not able to keep it with me. So, there has been a big deal all around India and it's Indian/Hindu Nationalism behaviour. There has been a lot of destruction and failure in the region due to the topic addressed. I hereby agrees that everything happened just because of me and yes, saying sorry is not going to get us what we have lost. When Hindu Puri was the delegate of the region, the Government then imposed Hindutva as the region's official ideology and it remained as one till the end of his reign. I was opposing that decision then, but most of you including those who are slowly moving against what happened right now supported the regional Ideology then. I have never imposed any ideology as the region's official ideology still, when I slowly leaned to the right wing everyone started attacking me. The Leftist says "You are a wretched right wing fascist, get away from me.", Whereas some of the right wing says "You are a complete Commie, get Lost." This isn't just what I'm facing, but most of the so-called Centrists face this. Well, I would like to say that I will be resigning from my Delegate post after the new constitution is adopted and the elections are done. It seems I have been a failure, no.. I am a failure. So, anyone can stand for the delegate elections when it's been announced, let it be a leftist or a rightwing nationalist. I'm not going to say anything, elect whom you want to and obey what they say. I will be still around in the region and yes, will be enjoying minimal power as the founder. If you find that someone is misusing the power even if it's me you can bring it up to the founder. Well, after the new leader is been elected I want them to continue with the sports events, The Monthly Tabloid Newsletter, Podcasts, Roleplays and Events. No one should find themselves isolated here. Try not be rude and hyper reactive. Try to act mature and don't get angry for every small thing. Don't eject or ban your opponents or misuse the power. I will be ending this post, by wishing whoever succeeds me All the best.
Who was once your leader.
Written by Whole India
The human mind is the thing that can be explored and many possibilities can become reality, but modern science is either ignoring it or has no intentions of considering it. The human mind has 16 dimensions! Psychology has reached this knowledge to some extent but not completely. Today we will be exploring these all dimensions from top to bottom. These 16 dimensions can be categorized into 4 mains. They are ‘buddhi (intellect)’, ‘Ahankara (identity)’, ‘Manas (Memory)’, ‘Chitta (Intelligence without memory, cosmic intelligence)’. These all dimensions together are also referred to as ‘Antahkarana (the inner cause)’.
Now you do have an overview of all, however, we digging more in-depth. The first layer of the human mind is buddhi (intellect). Buddhi is a sharp thing. When someone asks you do you want sharp intellect or blunt your answer will be sharp in the same manner is our buddhi. It’s a sharp tool. It can only cut things and you can’t use a knife to stitch in the same way you can’t use your intellect for everything. Logic doesn’t work everywhere. If you can think a little better than someone else, it is considered intelligence today. If someone says one thing and you can say ten things to that, you may be socially smart, but you are not any more intelligent. Unfortunately, in today’s systems of education and academics, everything is determined by this. If you can make more things out of it, you are considered intelligent, which is not true – you only have sharper buddhi. The buddhi will not take you beyond limits in any way, because it can only function based on the data that is already there. It is not capable of accessing anything beyond that.
The next layer of the human mind is ‘manas’. Manas has many layers to it. But manas is not just the brain – it is right across the body. Every cell in the body has a phenomenal memory – not just of this life but of millions of years. Your body clearly remembers how your forefathers were a million years ago. In every cell in the body, there is memory and intelligence, but no intellect. Intellect is only in the brain. Hence, when a man eats an apple the apple becomes a man and not a woman because the body has a certain memory and not the apple. In the English language, everything comes under one banner called “mind.” The idea that intelligence is only in the brain has produced human beings whose consciousness is seriously constipated. What is in the brain is intellect, not intelligence. Intelligence and memory are right across your body. But people have never been trained on how to use this intelligence. Instead, they use their intellect for everything. No wonder they are stressed out whatever job you give them. The whole weight is on only one dimension of the mind out of sixteen. It is like loading a sixteen-wheeler truck and trying to drive on only one wheel – you can imagine the stress! That is what today’s world is going through. People may be using other dimensions of the mind marginally, unconsciously, but they are not trained to use them. They have only been trained to use their buddhi or intellect. They are very smart. They know everything about everything, but they do not know how to figure their own life. They do not even know how to sit here peacefully and at total ease within themselves. If there is true intelligence, the first thing that you need to figure out is how to make life happen. You know how to make the world happen, but you do not know how to make your life happen. You do not know how to conduct your mind, your energies, your emotions or your body. If you ask people to become fit, they become tight. If you ask them to live in a more natural way, they become fat. Where is the intelligence? There is only intellect. Intellect looks good only in comparison. Suppose you are the only person on the planet, your intellect will not mean anything. Only because there are a few idiots around you, you shine. By itself, intellect will not be of any consequence.
The next layer of the human mind is Ahankara which is translated as ego but it is more than ego. From where do you get ego? You get it from your identity. Ahankara gives you a sense of identity. Once your ahankara takes on an identity, your intellect functions only in that context. It is important to function beyond the intellect because the intellect is seriously enslaved to your identity. Your intellect revolves around your identity. Your identity is a boundary that is set by you and your intellect makes sure you don’t cross the boundary. Our identities, such as belonging to a certain nation, community, or whatever else, are necessary for our survival in a particular society. But you cannot think beyond this because you are functioning only from your intellect, and the intellect takes its sustenance from ahankara. Only along the axis of ahankara, the intellect can function. The intellect cannot transcend this, because that is its nature. But there are other ways to know life beyond the identities we have taken on for our survival in the world. That’s why the first thing we need to realize is first we are human and not a rightist or leftist or socialist or capitalist. When we can transcend these ideologies, religions, castes and be human first that moment we have won a big trophy, but don’t be happy now the journey just begins. The larger the identity you have the better it is. That’s why in this culture students before education began students were told to say, “Aham Bramhasmi” which means I identify myself with the cosmos. And students were taught the same thing until all learned it so that the intellect doesn’t start corrupting things.
The last layer of the human mind is the chitta. Chitta is mind without memory – pure intelligence. This intelligence is like cosmic intelligence – simply there. Everything happens because of that. It does not function out of memory – it simply functions. In a way, what you call the cosmos is a living mind, not in the sense of intellect but in the sense of Chitta. Chitta is the last point of the mind. It connects to the basis of creation within you. It connects you with your consciousness. Chitta is always on – whether you are awake or asleep. Your intellect comes on and goes off. Many times it fails, even when you are awake. If Chitta or the intelligence within you was not always on, you could not stay alive. Try to conduct your breath with your intellect – you will go crazy. Chitta is keeping you alive, keeping you going, making life happen. If you touch this dimension of your mind, which is the linking point to one’s consciousness, you do not even have to wish for anything, you do not have to dream of anything – the best possible thing that can happen to you will anyway happen. Your Chitta is your destiny, if you get it then it is a great achievement. You can even be the master of your destiny. There is a yoga offered by Isha foundation known as Chitta Shakti, by it, you can be the master of your destiny, Keep in mind it’s a powerful tool use it wisely.