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Texas Update January - April 2015 Edition Forum Registered Members: 1,302 Posts: 74,296 Region Nations: 167 Regional Population: 1.602 trillion Average Population: 9.593 billion WA Members: 44 Delegate: NewTexas Endorsements: 35 Days: 4,460 days [12.2 Years] Regional Happenings Dead Nations [January, 2015]: 28 Dead Nations [February, 2015]: 17 Dead Nations [March, 2015]: 11 Dead Nations [April, 2015]: 20 Arriving Nations [January, 2015]: 58 Arriving Nations [February, 2015]: 14 Arriving Nations [March, 2015]: 30 Arriving Nations [April, 2015]: 26 Bootings [January, 2015]: 25 Bootings [February, 2015]: 1 Bootings [March, 2015]: 2 Bootings [April, 2015]: 4 General Assembly January, 2015 Promotion of Dance: For Marine Debris Accord: Against Ban on Double Taxation: Against Disabled Voters Act: Against Repeal "Marine Debris Accord": For War Crimes Tribunal: Against On Universal Jurisdiction: Against February, 2015 Repeal "Freedom of Marriage Act": For Repeal "Defense of Self and Others": For Repeal "Suppress International Piracy": Against Nuclear Power Safeguards Act: Against Repeal "On Genetically Modified Foods": For Repeal "Nuclear Arms Possession Act: Against Wartime Looting and Pillage: Against March, 2015 Repeal "Nuclear Testing Safety": For Nuclear Material Pact: For Repeal "Cooperation in Science Act": For Infectious Disease Control: Against Repeal "Prevention of Torture": Against Repeal "International Expositions Act": Against On Scientific Cooperation: For April, 2015 No Penalty Without Law: Against Repeal "Reducing Automobile Emissions": Against Repeal "The Right to a Lawful Divorce": For Non-interference in Elections: For Security Council January, 2015 Commend TAO the Watcher: Against Commend Westwind: Against Repeal "Liberate The Mountains to the East": For February, 2015 Repeal "Liberate Republicans": Against Commend Evil Wolf: Against Condemn The New Inquisition: Against Commend Luna Amore: For March, 2015 Repeal "Liberate Democratia": For Commend Forever Fields: For Condemn Imperium of the Wolf: Against Commend Historia Novorum: Against April, 2015 Repeal "Commend Tiago Silva": Against Commend Renegade Islands Alliance: For Commend Mahaj: For Condemn Stujenske: For Repeal "Commend Krulltopia": Against Repeal "Commend A mean old man": For Condemn the Pacific: For Commend Sciongrad: For Visit Us Region: nationstates.net/region=Texas Texas Forum: invisionfree.com/forums/Texas Texas Map: texasregion.net/Maps NSDossier Tools: nsdossier.texasregion.net Texas Newsletter Archives: texasregion.net/Newsletters The Texas Government The Governor of Texas: The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas The Lieutenant Governor of Texas: The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins The Secretary of Defense of Texas: The Federation of Amandil The Secretary of State of Texas: The Holy Empire of Richard The Secretary of World Assembly Affairs of Texas: The No Man's Land of No TV and No Beer News In Texas News, on the late update on January 30, 2015, lead invader Jakker and The Black Hawks decided to come to Texas. It was not very many - around 20. Texas had been doing a recruiting campaign, so lots of new nations was not uncommon, although, 20 was. Big Tex was up and looking around not worried yet since he had 35 endorsements. However, this was no ordinary invasion. First, this was a blitzkrieg executed within about 30-45 second from update. Secondly, it was not one of their own they were endorsing. With the help of The Black Riders, Ainur and The United Imperial Armed Forces, they were endorsing Texas' second in command, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Studly Penguins. Update occurred before Big Tex could figure out what was happening and could complete the bootings. The invaders invaded Texas simply to break Big Tex's record of 3776 uninterrupted days as Delegate. That was not even the true number of days Big Tex served as Delegate of Texas due to losing the delegacy in The Great Disk Space Disaster of 2006. It was quite a twist endorsing the Lieutenant Governor of Texas. We certainly did not see that coming. Two minutes and 23 bootings later, not only were the invaders gone, but they did not even get time to spam up the RMB. Accidentally caught in the crossfire was the Lieutenant Governor, who spent the night as Delegate of Texas in The Rejected Realms. Additional casualties were a couple of friendly defenders who came to help but were caught in the whirlwind of boots. As we told Unibot after it was all said and done, to some extent, the invasion comes as a relief. We can rest assured in the knowledge that we are still the longest serving Delegate in The World. It is just not consecutive. So what? When we lost the Delegacy for two days due to The Great Disk Drive crash 10 years ago, we "lost" 592 days dating back to 2003 that are not even showing. We have voted on 1000+ Resolutions. No one can take away that. We plow onward to the next 10 years! Long Live Texas! For More Information: Invader Side (Boo, Hiss, Hiss, Boo): http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.ph...12&t=329133 Defender Side (Yay, Woot, Woot, Yay): http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=369328 First Trimester 2015 Election News The Great Region of Texas officially concluded its First Trimester 2015 Elections in mid-April. They were some great elections as usual. This Trimester, all Cabinet positions were uncontested. In Texas, that means each and every candidate faced No Confidence all alone. Each and every one of them pulled out the win. The Texas Representative Council race was back to normal again for this Election. Not only did the only two incumbents retain their positions, 6 more join them this Trimester. Trecdom and Indian Empire will be joined by Texas oldies but goodies in the form of former TRC reps, Gig em Aggies, Ole Dixieland and The Goddess of Texas, Sweet Furry Kittens. Blandings and Fenwick returned as well after a 7-year absence. Joining the TRC for the first time, we would like to welcome Dennisov and PatrickStar whose now-immortal campaign speech - "So, somehow I managed to get nominated for something. I don't know why." became an instant classic. In Texas Constitutional matters, we had one Constitutional matter up for a vote. It was a simple housekeeping measure that formalized an unwritten tradition and cleaned up the irregularity that occurred in the previous Election. It passed handily. Despite one of the most active discussion sessions prior to the Elections, the Texas Constitution weathered the storm and remains virtually unchanged again. No Confidence was the big loser this Election. They did receive votes in virtually all races, but nothing significant. It is heartening to see No Confidence coming up short because that means we had a good slate. The Governor defeated No Confidence resoundingly and it was a relief to see no votes for No Confidence. Please join Texas in commending all of Texas for their participation in this Trimester's Election! Once again, this Election saw more participation in the many of the trimesters or Trimesters in recent years. The turnout was awesome and we had speeches in all races. There were no tomatoes this Trimester, but that is Ok too. It is nice to see Texans pull together. Texans are still very much alive, yet older, and are a dynamic bunch even after all these years! Kudos! Overall, this has been great fun and a highlight for all Texans. We look forward to seeing how the new freely elected Government of Texas will make Texas bigger, better and greater than ever! Cheers to The Great Region of Texas! From the Lieutenant Governor's Office We are pleased to report that Texas Government is still alive and well. For a while there, at the end of January, 2015, it was looking a little shaky. Despite, not wanting the job yet, the Lieutenant Governor ascended to Governor ever so briefly. While the 12-hour reign was a short one, Studly Penguins stepped up to the job once they got back from their accidental vacation in The Rejected Realms. He kept Texas safe and secure and we did not even password Texas. Due to this little hiccup, we temporarily suspended the Texas Recruiting Initiative, but we are looking to restart our efforts in the near future. Department of State News Texas had a couple of embassy requests this time around. As always, we take these requests seriously and spend hours discussing them in the Cabinet. Our crowning achievement last Trimester was the acceptance of the Embassy with Gay. Like Texas, they are an old region with lots of history. Additionally, we share the common goal of defending regions from raider oppression. We are sure this will be a lasting relationship and look forward to getting to know our new friends. Department of Defense Declassified Action The Texas Defense Forces completed another successful mission in Lazarus. This marked their fifth mission there in ten years. All other reports remain classified. Kenny's Korner Even as Texas moved to form a new diplomatic partnership with the region of Gay, something evil was afoot in the office of the Texas Secretary of WA Affairs. Yes, a politician was actually plotting to keep a campaign promise. Secretary No TV and No Beer (aka Kenny) had been promising to a repeal of Freedom of Marriage Act ever since he first ran for the job last year, and its ultimate success portends the death of us all. Not because of anything the law actually said, but just the fact that if politicians started keeping their promises, voters might actually start to trust them...and then where would that leave us?! The actual text of the repeal was innocuous enough: whereas countless other proposed repeals of FOMA took a moralist stance against gay marriage, the Texas repeal simply contended that the resolution was out-of-date (perhaps even as out-of-date as this news article!) thanks to the passage of The Charter of Civil Rights, which passed a long, long time ago, back when President Obama still opposed the right of gays to marry...and when people actually liked him. As it happened, the repeal argument proved popular with the delegates, and soon the Kennyite proposal to trim the law from the books -- by which was meant, marinate it, season it, slice it up, fry it to sizzling perfection, then serve it up Texas-style in scrumptious carne asada tacos -- was on its way to the floor. It passed easily, with even the support of Gay. Thereafter the Secretary became impossible to work with, according to other Texas cabinet officers, as his celebratory strut and repeated queries to his colleagues (to wit: "WHO DA MAN?! WO DA MAN?!?!") became so freaking irritating some were actually plotting to send him to NewDallas to ride in a convertible on a parade route that would take him right past a schoolbook depository -- but thankfully, cooler heads prevailed, and the cabinet decided on a sexy party to mark the repeal's success. Here's pics or it didn't happen!: Kenny's Party Party Peeps Celebrating the Repeal of FOMA! Haha! Get it? FOAM-A!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Anyway, Kenny was so pleased with his success, he got drunk until April -- when he was elected to another term. Stupid Texas voters; when will they ever learn? Texas Folk Tales - Fact or Fiction? La Llorona Since the days of the conquistadors, in South Texas, tales of a mysterious, ghostly, scary woman are told to children starting at a young age. The legend of La Llorona (Spanish for “Weeping Woman”) has haunted not only Hispanic children, but all children in the Southwest for centuries. There are countless versions of the story, but they all carry the same theme: a weeping woman in white roams rivers and lakes, searching for children to send to a watery grave. Mothers tell pesky children the tale followed by the strong warning, If you don’t behave, La Llorona will come and get you!. Here is the story, as we heard it: Once there was a widow, by the name of Maria, who wished to marry a rich nobleman. However, the nobleman did not want to raise another man's children and he dismissed her. The widow was determined to have the nobleman for her own, so the widow drowned her children in the river to be free of them. When she told the nobleman what she had done, he was horrified and would have nothing more to do with her. She would not take no for an answer and as the widow was overcome by the terrible crime she had committed; she went to the river, looking for her children. But, they were gone. So, she drowned herself. Upon arriving at the gates of Heaven, she was asked as to the whereabouts of her children. She said nothing and was turned away until she found them. Maria is now forced to wander the Earth for all eternity, searching in vain for her drowned offspring. With her constant weeping, she has been given the name "La Llorona". And here, is why we believe it: Once, in far South Texas, near the border, we saw a white shape down by a river. We knew better than to approach it, but we watched. It just went up one side and down the other. Light crying, almost whimpering, could be heard. We thought it was a dove or something, but doves do not cry at night. The way she moved, it was just eerie, like she was floating. The full moon made it even creepier because she looked like she was glowing in the warm Texas night. After watching for ten or fifteen minutes, she moved on down the river and we were not inclined to follow her. If we had never heard the tale, we might have foolishly followed and paid the same price as her children. So, if you ever find yourself anywhere near a body of water, fresh, salt, moving or otherwise, and you see a woman in white, don't go anywhere near her, unless, you want to join her, forever... Author: Studly Penguins Major Contributor(s): Big Tex, Studly Penguins, and No TV and No Beer Editor: Big Tex
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    November/December 2014 Update

    Texas Update November/December 2014 Edition Forum Registered Members: 1,291 Posts: 73,296 Region Statistics Nations: 164 Regional Population: 1,529,193,000,000 Average Population: 9,324,347,560 WA Members: 41 Delegate: NewTexas Endorsements: 30 Days: 3753 days consecutive [4345 days total] Regional Happenings Dead Nations [November, 2014]: 14 Dead Nations [December, 2014]: 31 Arriving Nations [November, 2014]: 56 Arriving Nations [December, 2014]: 37 Bootings [November, 2014]: 0 Bootings [December, 2014]: 0 General Assembly November, 2014 Foreign Patent Recognition: Against Anti-Counterfeiting Pact: For December, 2014 Nuclear Arms Protocol: For Security Council November, 2014 Repeal "Liberate Liberal Haven": For Liberate The Mountains to the East: For Condemn Lazarus: Against Condemn General Halcones: Against Repeal "Commend Luna Amore": Against December, 2014 Condemn Vandoosa Dreiundzwanzig: Against Commend Pauline Bonaparte: Against Visit Us Region: nationstates.net/region=Texas Texas Forum: invisionfree.com/forums/Texas Texas Map: texasregion.net/Maps NSDossier Tools: nsdossier.texasregion.net Texas Newsletter Archives: texasregion.net/Newsletters The Texas Government The Governor of Texas: The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas The Lieutenant Governor of Texas: The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins The Secretary of Defense of Texas: The Federation of Amandil The Secretary of State of Texas: The Holy Empire of Richard The Secretary of World Assembly Affairs of Texas: The No Man's Land of No TV and No Beer News Texas sent eleven teams to the The Islander's Beach Championship hosted by our long time friend and allies, 10000 Islands. Texas brought home one Bronze Medal, three Silver Medals, and one Gold Medal. Big Tex even won the coveted Shelter Award. Congratulations to all of Team Texas. They made Texas proud! November saw the start of the new Texas Recruiting Initiative. The Texas Immigration Commission began utilizing the power of mass telegrams to reach the masses of new and re-founded nations. Since starting on November 13th, the Commission is pleased to announce that over 12,000 telegrams have been sent out. At the onset of this initiative, Texas was home to a little over 150 nations. As the nations poured in, Texas grew to a little over 200 nations! The campaign took a break for the month of December. And lo and behold, population began to drop again. However, the Texas Immigration Commission will promptly resume its efforts after the New Year. Third Trimester Election News The Great Region of Texas officially issues Congratulations to each and every nation that was elected, that ran, that voted, that viewed these proceedings! These were some great elections as usual despite all the seeming irregularities that were all technically correct! This Trimester, all Cabinet positions were uncontested. That means each and every candidate faced No Confidence all alone. Each and every one of them pulled out the win. It was really no shocker since we had all tried and true candidates with Texas Government experience longer than your arm. The Secretary of State was the only close race, but the Pharaoh had it in the bag all along. In Texas Constitutional matters, we had a Constitutional matter up for a vote. However, it was revealed that the Texas Election Commission overstepped its bounds and the Amendment was removed from the slate. The issue about the line of secession will be sorted out in the next Election. The Texas Election has been cautioned not to do that again. A little-known, previously-unused clause of Texas Constitution was invoked in the Texas Representative Council race throwing it into turmoil. It seems that the Constitution states that if the nominees do not declare their willingness to run, then they are removed from the ballot. Only two of the eleven nominees publicly-accepted their nomination. So, only two were elected. We suspect there are some other nuggets in the Constitution that will allow is to fill it out, but we are going to have to wait until our crack legal staff have analyzed it before taking any action. Needless to say, we predict some significant Constitutional reforms next Election. As for the current Council, we have a mix of old and new with incumbent Trecdom returning and new Texan, Indian Empire, joining the TRC for the first time. No Confidence was the big loser this Election. They did receive votes in virtually all races, but nothing significant. It is heartening to see No Confidence coming up short because that means we had a good slate. The Governor defeated No Confidence resoundingly and it was a relief to see no votes for No Confidence. Texas WA dept tries to abort Reproductive Freedoms, ends up with egg on its face Desperately trying to prove that he could deliver on at least one of the many fantastical promises he made while campaigning for the job, in October WA Affairs Secretary The No Man's Land of No TV and No Beer (aka Kenny) decided once again to open the abortion "can of worms" on the General Assembly floor with a repeal of Reproductive Freedoms (RF), also known in some circles as the Babykiller's Wet Dream Act of 2014. Asserting that the resolution was a grave violation of national sovereignty (despite many "modern NatSovs" openly backing RF and fighting tooth and nail to keep it on the books) and that it outrageously forced nations to legalize even late-term abortions, supporters of the repeal were relieved to discover that the results of the vote wouldn't matter after all -- not after opponents pointed out during the floor debate that their beloved "mandate for individual choice" actually allowed nations to force women to carry their babies to term. And all they'd need do to make that happen is redefine "terminate" as "live birth." So much for "women's rights." Even so, Sec. Kenny was devastated at the overwhelming numbers in opposition to his repeal, and threatened to jump from the window of his WAHQ office if voters didn't swing back his way. "Oh for God's sake, you threaten to do that every single time we vote down one of your proposals!" chided one WA ambassador. "JUST JUMP ALREADY!!" urged another. "Oh no, I'm just clownin'! I'm just clownin'!" Kenny tried to reassure his colleagues, and was about to back away from the window when he caught his sleeve on one of the blinds and fell forward, in a spectacular 30-story drop, right onto a Texas Longhorn that a pro-repeal demonstrator had brought to a protest outside WAHQ. Miraculously, the doctors later said Kenny would be fine, though thanks to a goring by said longhorn, he now had two assholes. And that's how, even after failing to deliver on every one of his campaign promises, Kenny was able to marshal the pity vote in his favor and get himself re-elected as Secretary of WA Affairs 12 votes to 1. Kent Brockman said it before and we'll say it again: democracy simply doesn't work. Texas Folk Tales - Fact or Fiction? La Lechuza Stories are told in Texas of La Lechuza, which means "owl," but in this case the term refers to a strange shape-shifting witch some call the "Witch Bird." According to legend, La Lechuza was once a curandera (someone who practices white magic) who, after being exposed as a bruja (or witch) who practiced black magic, was killed by the angry and frightened townspeople. But, she returned from beyond the grave as an evil entity to seek revenge upon those who murdered her, in the form of, a human-size owl with a woman's face! Some say La Lechuza is a woman during the day, but by night, she uses her witchcraft turns into an owl. Typically, she sits outside one's door and makes a crying sound, like an infant to lure them into the night. Then she'll carry the victim off in her claws to her nest, where she will eat them at her leisure. So, if you ever see scratches on the bedpost, door, or windowsill that can't be explained, you need to liberally sprinkle salt everywhere and keep an eye out for La Lechuza! Author: Studly Penguins Major Contributor: Kenny (No TV and No Beer) Editor: Big Tex
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    Merry Christmas Yggdrasil!!!!!!!!

    Merry Christmas Yggdrasil!!!!!!!!! From all of your friends here at the Embassy and back in Texas our "helpers" bring you all these gifts...... A Prime Rib Roast and a Roasted Duck Rest of the spread and some Cupcakes for dessert!! What party is complete without an Ugly Sweater contest???? ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!
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    September/October 2014 Update

    Texas Update September/October 2014 Edition Forum Registered Members: 1,279 Posts: 72,937 Region Statistics Nations: 156 Regional Population: 1.544176 trillion Average Population: 9.898 billion WA Members: 41 Delegate: NewTexas Endorsements: 34 Days: 3699 days consecutive [4291 days total] Regional Happenings Dead Nations [september, 2014]: 12 Dead Nations [October, 2014]: 15 Arriving Nations [september, 2014]: 22 Arriving Nations [October, 2014]: 13 Bootings [september, 2014]: 1 Bootings [October, 2014]: 0 General Assembly September, 2014 Individual Working Freedoms: For Debris Prevention: Against Nuclear Arms Protocol: Against Repeal "The Landmine Convention": For October, 2014 Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms": For Repeal "The General Patent Charter": For Rules of Surrender: For Security Council September, 2014 Commend Improving Wordiness: For Liberate The Black Riders: Against Repeal "Liberate Liberal Haven": Against Liberate Versutian Federation: Against October, 2014 Condemn North Korea: Against Liberate The International Communist Union: For Repeal "Condemn Durkadurkiranistan II": For Repeal "Condemn North Korea": For Condemn Vandoosa: Against Repeal "Commend Hobbesistan": For Repeal "Liberate The International Communist Union: For Visit Us Region: nationstates.net/region=Texas Texas Forum: invisionfree.com/forums/Texas Texas Map: texasregion.net/Maps NSDossier Tools: nsdossier.texasregion.net Texas Newsletter Archives: texasregion.net/Newsletters The Texas Government The Governor of Texas: The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas The Lieutenant Governor of Texas: The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins The Secretary of Defense of Texas: The Federation of Amandil The Secretary of State of Texas: The Holy Empire of Richard The Secretary of World Assembly Affairs of Texas: The No Man's Land of No TV and No Beer News Texas survived yet another Zombie Apocalypse with Zero Percent Infection levels. While we did not do as well this year as we did last, Texas numbers were still respectable. The only reason we did not place higher was due to the fact that those above us simply had more nations and thereby a greater population. The Texas Immigration Commission is taking steps to assure that will not be an issue in the future. Additionally, Texas sent 11 teams to The Islanders Beach Championship in 10000 Islands! Stay tuned next newsletter to see how they did or head on over to the Games right now to see how they are doing. Events are in progress as of the date of this Newsletter. Advertisement Now Available! The UFO Detector X-375 The X-375 is updated with the latest technology, allowing for accurate detection. This new and improved version has an increased detection radius of 1500 meters. You can now identify multiple UFOs flying close together. Please read the following comments from satisfied customers. -------------------------------------- Finally I can sleep in peace! Eric S. - New Jersey I grew up with the fear of alien abduction. I would cower in my bed awaiting the inevitable. Paralyzed forever in worry about the impregnation of an alien fetus! They did abduct me several times always probing me and imparting tracking devices under my skin... Now this product brings me hope. The UFO Detector X-375 should be in every household! All I need is a phaser from Star Trek or a real light saber so I can defend myself against the aliens. -------------------------------------- Satisfied Customer Robin L. - Oregon After my first abduction, I sought out to arm myself with something that would prevent this from happening to me again. Alas, the UFO Detector X-375. I recommend this product 100%. -------------------------------------- Gullibility Detector? Jason F. - New Mexico My friend told me that I should buy a gullibility detector and sent me a link to this product. I don't know what a gullibility detector is, but he must have sent me the wrong link or something. Either way, this product rocks! I always knew that aliens HAD to exist. That they MUST be out there... the existence of this product proves it! I mean, who would make a UFO Detector X-375 if they knew there were no UFOs, right? So I'm buying 37 of them to place in strategic locations within my house (don't worry, all the locations are feng shui, I checked). I expect I'll start seeing UFOs any day now! (As long as the lizard people don't get me first, anyway.) Author: Studly Penguins Major Contributor: Pharaoh Richard Editor: Big Tex
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    Texas July/August 2014 Update

    Texas Update July/August 2014 Edition Forum Registered Members: 1,276 Posts: 72,534 Region Statistics Nations: 152 Regional Population: 1.445987 trillion Average Population: 9.639 billion WA Members: 42 Delegate: NewTexas Endorsements: 35 Days: 3629 days consecutive [4221 days total] Regional Happenings Dead Nations [July, 2013]: 12 Dead Nations [August, 2013]: 22 Arriving Nations [July, 2013]: 32 Arriving Nations [August, 2013]: 31 Bootings [July, 2013]: 0 Bootings [August, 2013]: 1 General Assembly July, 2014 Prevention of Wildfires: For Child Welfare in Adoption: For Reducing Spills and Leaks: For Legal Competence: For Child Pornography Ban: For Convention on Fracking: Against Repeal "National Economic Freedoms": For August, 2014 Cyber Security Act: Against On Hydraulic Fracturing: For No Penalty Without Law: Against Ban on Leaded Fuel: For Fertile Farmland Protection: Against Security Council July, 2014 Repeal "Commend The Joint Systems Alliance": For Commend Yohannes: For Repeal "Condemn The Black Riders": Against Liberate Capitalist Paradise: Against Commend McMasterdonia: For Commend Sciongrad: Against Repeal "Condemn NAZI EUROPE": Against August, 2014 Condemn Riftend: Against Liberate Panem: Against Liberate Coalition Of Freedom: Against Repeal "Liberate Coalition Of Freedom": For Repeal "Liberate Panem": For Visit Us Region: nationstates.net/region=Texas Texas Forum: invisionfree.com/forums/Texas Texas Map: texasregion.net/Maps NSDossier Tools: nsdossier.texasregion.net Texas Newsletter Archives: texasregion.net/Newsletters The Texas Government The Governor of Texas: The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas The Lieutenant Governor of Texas: The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins The Secretary of Defense of Texas: The Federation of Amandil The Secretary of State of Texas: The Holy Empire of Richard The Secretary of World Assembly Affairs of Texas: The No Man's Land of No TV and No Beer News In Election News, the Great Region of Texas just complete the Second Trimester 2014 Elections. These were some great elections as usual! This Trimester, all Cabinet positions were uncontested. That means each and every candidate faced No Confidence all alone. Each and every one of them pulled out the win. It was really no shocker since we had all tried and true candidates with Texas Government experience longer than your arm. The Department of Counterbalance was closed this election and one of the former Secretaries, Trecdom moved into the Texas Representative Council. The other, Sweet Furry Kittens, is away presiding over her Sanctuary these days. In Texas Constitutional matters, we had three actions up for a vote. All were technical matter regarding the make up of the Texas Representative Council and the Cabinet and were about things like lines of succession. It was a grueling couple of weeks of rewriting the Constitution in the halls of the Texas Capitol. The Lieutenant Governor is to be commended for trying to aggregate everyone's suggestions into one cohesive bit of legislation. Texans returned to electing TRC members this Trimester. And, electing they did, creating a tie for the 8th and final position. So, we have nine TRC members this Trimester. We have a mix of old and new with several returning after long absences. HotRodia and Channelview are back as is Ewing Oil Co who has been away forever. Vlad of Llama City One has also been away from Texas politics for quite some time. The other four are old-time incumbents and are fixtures in the TRC. Texas sent nine nations to the Summer Cross Regional Games in Wysteria. There were eight regions represented - Wysteria, 10000 Islands, Texas, Yggdrasil, Valhalla, Spiritus, Renegade Islands Alliance and Canada - and a total of 82 nations joined in the events! It was almost a month of fun, games and camaraderie. Records were set and World Records were broken. Texas, as a region, came in third by medal count. Texas received four Gold, two Silver and one Bronze medal. Lone Star Diplomatic Mission won the coveted Elisse Heroes Award for breaking a World Record and had a statue of Ezekiel Borntrager erected in the Herzil National Gardens! That is over and above the Gold medal he also won for that feat. It was some good action! NewTexas is quite proud of their Gold and Bronze medals earned by Hans & Franz, The Sausage Kings and Mini Me & Mr. Sparkles P. Pony in the Diving and Steeplechase events respectively. Kudos to Belli Lateralis of HotRodia and Captain Gavin Squall of Airship Armada for their Gold Medals in Steeplechase and Modern Pentathlon Shooting. Silver medals were won by Katie Spotz of Richard and Tojo St. Louis of Syd Vicious in the K-2 Mix Nations and Modern Pentathalon Marathon events! Texas Cheers to Herzil for hosting and administering the Games! They did a wonderful job! A great time was had by all. Author: Studly Penguins Editor: Big Tex
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    Party!!!!!

    Why yes! *Looks for worlds largest dinner plate*
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    Party!!!!!

    How about a big ol' punkin pie??
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    Party!!!!!

    In honor of our long and storied Regions and long standing friendship we...... wait a minute we don't need a reason to party!!!! C'mon down there is something for everyone!!! How about some live entertainment...... A magic show!!! DANCE!!!!!!!! FOOD and Drinks!!!!! C'mon Y'all, Let's Party!!!!!!!!
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    Cross Regional Games Sign-Up

    It should be Syd. I didnt realize that it was misspelled until right now. Thanks Zy for pointing it out In that case then I am entering the team I listed above in the Games.
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    Cross Regional Games Sign-Up

    Can I sign up? 100m: Adam Levington Steeplechase: Hideki Watanbe Love Boat Race: Winnie Cooper/Thomas Ellington Kayak: Derek Savage/Annabelle Smith Rum: Earl "Paul Bunyon" Howington Diving: George Meade Boxing: Silva Gymnastics: Shawne Dawson Pentathlon: Tojo St. Louis BossaBall: The High Rising Heaters
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    Texas June Update Pt. 2

    Texas Update June, 2014 Forum Registered Members: 1,267 Posts: 71,817 Region Statistics Nations: 168 Regional Population: 1.473568 trillion WA Members: 45 Delegate: NewTexas Endorsements: 37 Days: 3566 days consecutive [4158 days total] Regional Happenings Deaths: 24 Arrivals: 27 Bootings: 1 Visit Us REGION: nationstates.net/region=texas TEXAS FORUM: invisionfree.com/forums/Texas TEXAS MAP: texasregion.net NSDOSSIER TOOLS: nsdossier.texasregion.net The Texas Government The Governor of Texas: The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas The Lieutenant Governor of Texas: The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins The Secretary of Defense of Texas: The Federation of Amandil The Secretary of State of Texas: The Holy Empire of Richard The Secretary of World Assembly Affairs of Texas: The Queendom of Cielos Negros The Joint Secretaries of Counterbalance of Texas: The Goddess and Ruler of World of Sweet Furry Kittens & The Summer Nation of Trecdom2 News June was a fairly quiet month for Texas. From June 27-30, Texas visited our friends in 10000 Islands. Lots of BBQ and beer were consumed. A good time was had by all and it was rumored that Texas broke her record for number of nations that attended this visit. General Assembly Repeal "Freedom to Contract": Against Ban of Perfidy in Warfare: Against Nuclear Security Convention: Against Repeal "International Criminal Court": For Repeal "Multilateral Prosecution Act": For Repeal "Oil Tanker Standards Act": For Security Council Commend Astarial: For Liberate Hell: Against Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts": For Texas Police Blotter: June 2014 June 1st 8:30 am – Gun fire reported in a forest in Southern HotRodia. Police identify the source as a truck backfiring. June 3rd 11:28 pm – Police responded to shots fired in downtown Dallas. Caller identified the location as the Ewing Oil Co office. One person is in unknown condition. Police have posted a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. June 4th 8:02 am – A Mysterious Vagabond is arrested attempting to hop on a cargo train. Several suspicious items were found in his bindle including a rubber duck, a can opener, a #3 pencil, and Charleston Chew®. June 5th 1:45 am – First responders were called out to a railroad intersection in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor. Witnesses said they saw a bus slowly being pushed into an oncoming train. The bus driver managed to drive safely off the road. Passengers near the back failed to see who was pushing the bus. Police found tiny fingerprints on the rear bumper. June 5th 6:15 pm – Neighbors report mysterious noises coming out of a house in the residential area of Darth Kermit. The house was found abandoned, but police say they heard someone say "Wocka Wocka Wocka" while driving away. June 7th 11:11 am – Police were called out to a cornfield about eight miles south of Chupa, Ltlaliens. Two witnesses said they saw a strange vehicle with humans inside before crashing their flying saucer. The pilot suffered minor injuries. Police searched the area for fifteen minutes and found no evidence of humans. June 8th 8:00 am – A dog pound in Cerberion Minor was found empty. The supervisor reported that all the dog cages were empty and the locks broken. Upon review of the security footage, the dogs disappeared mysteriously with thirteen minutes of footage near 3:00 am gone missing. June 8th 10:27 am – The Transit Authority in HoustonMetro reported a passenger train that never arrived at their destination. Police and Fire crews joined in the search. June 8th 8:42 pm – First responders found the train in an abandoned section of the tunnels. Police noted pentagrams and strange graffiti in red paint. June 11th 7:30 pm – Ranchers in TimDauwalter report firing upon strange creatures running away from their property. Police found three goats with bite marks on their necks. Ranchers are calling these creatures “chupacabras.” June 12th 12:40 pm – A police unit is dispatched to a house in West Sweet Furry Kittens. Neighbors report loud music and screaming coming from inside the house. The owners agreed to turn down the music. The guests were abnormally pale and had two round wounds on their necks. Police conducted a further investigation into the house party when they saw teenagers. They had brooding eyes and were showing signs of angst. However, no drugs or alcoholic drinks were found, only a red drink in a punch bowl. June 13th 11:20 pm – Store owners throughout downtown GRO-Armed City reported seeing large hairy creatures heading towards Union Station. Police and Animal Control were dispatched to metro station entrances. June 13th 11:34 pm – Union Station Transit Authority officers were found locked in their offices. Security footage shows human-like wolf creatures climbing into a train. June 13th 11:51 pm – Surrounding stations report seeing a train speeding and failing to stop as scheduled. June 14th 1:48 am – Security guards at the Fish Market hear loud music coming from a closed warehouse. June 14th 1:54 am – GRO-Armed Police arrived at the warehouse. A large crowd scattered out as the doors were forced open. Four minors were detained. The warehouse was covered with fur. Police believe the trespassers were dressed in wolf costumes. June 16th 3:44 am – NewSanAntonio Police Department in NewTexas received several calls about a woman running through the streets while screaming. However, no sightings were reported. Police units were sent out to patrol the suburbs. June 16th 4:15 am – The first of several reports of a missing child was filed with the NewSanAntonio Police Department. Police and Fire crews were dispatched after the eighth report. June 16th 4:43 am – Police spotted a large group of children walking towards a river. They were stopped just feet before falling in. EMS found the children in a trance state, without any recollection of how they got there. Some managed to remember a woman wearing a white dress standing outside their windows. Parents are calling this person “La Llorona.” June 19th 4:19 pm – Reveille City Police in Gig em Aggies received reports of missing persons from out-of-town parents. Five teens are reported missing. They were last seen twelve miles out of the city. The Reveille Sherriff’s Office has joined in the search. June 20th 10:20 am – Reveille City Police received a sixth missing person’s report of a hitchhiker traveling across Texas. Police believe the two reports are connected. June 22nd 1:15 pm – Reveille Sherriff’s Deputies found a bloody chainsaw along the side of a road. A mask was found a few yards over a wooden fence. June 25th 9:30 am ? – Greenspan Police in Frisbeeteria are dispatched to the financial district. Initial reports described a large silvery green streak seen flying between buildings, followed by a loud noise just like a crash. June 25th 9:45 am ? – Greenspan Police and Frisbeeteria special agents reported a large crater between two skyscrapers. A large silvery green object could be seen near at the bottom of the crater. June 25th 2:55 pm – Several Greenspan officers and witnesses reported losing track of time during the rescue operation. No one could recall the events of the last five and a half hours. Police find a large crater between two skyscrapers. According to men dressed in black suits, the crater was caused by a large gas explosion from an underground pipe. Swamp gas and the planet Venus might have played some role in it. June 27th 4:45 am – A driver heading towards Greenspoint City, Greenspoint was attacked by a flying creature. According to the driver, it looked like a giant owl. It shattered the rear window and cracked the windshield before flying off. Similar reports identify the creature as a “lechuza.” June 30th 12:12 pm – Lord Xenu Police arrived at a church suspected of drugging and brainwashing it's congregation. No illegal substances were found. All of the church members reported being fine. Some said, "As a Thetan they don't know what it would be like to not know this stuff." "Zoom, zoom, big data." "And all of a sudden I know." "Pow!" Others talked about "dianetics" and how long it took them to read the book. There were no arrests. Created by Studly Penguins, NewTexas and Richard
  12. Sid Vicious

    Texas June Update

    Texas Update June 2014 FORUM 1,267 registered members Members have made a total of 71,817 posts Region 168 Nations ***The Texas Government*** The Governor of Texas - NewTexas The Lieutenant Governor of Texas - Studly Penguins The Secretary of Defense of Texas - Amandil The Secretary of State of Texas - Richard The Secretary of World Assembly Affairs of Texas - Cielos Negros The Joint Secretaries of Counterbalance of Texas - Sweet Furry Kittens & Trecdom2 News June was a fairly quiet month for Texas. From June 27-30, Texas visited 10KI. Lots of BBQ and beer were consumed. A good time was had by all and it was rumored that Texas broke her record for number of nations that attended this visit. General Assembly Repeal "Freedom to Contract" For - 2 Against - 4 Abstain - 0 Undecided - 0 Ban of Perfidy in Warfare For - 2 Against - 5 Abstain - 0 Undecided - 0 Nuclear Security Convention For - 3 Against - 3 Abstain - 0 Undecided - 0 Repeal "International Criminal Court" For - 7 Against - 1 Abstain - 0 Undecided - 0 Repeal "Multilateral Prosecution Act" For - 10 Against - 0 Abstain - 0 Undecided - 0 Repeal "Oil Tanker Standards Act" For - 6 Against - 0 Abstain - 1 Undecided - 0 Security Council Commend Astarial For - 3 Against - 1 Abstain - 0 Undecided - 0 Liberate Hell For - 0 Against - 5 Abstain - 0 Undecided - 0 Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts" For - 3 Against - 2 Abstain - 0 Undecided - 0
  13. Sid Vicious

    Texas Election Results 1st Trimester

    ***** State of The Region Address ***** April 20, 2014 Greetings Citizens of Texas! Texas Elections Voting Week is over. It is our great pleasure to present to the region, the brand new Texas Government!!! ***The Texas Government*** **The Texas Cabinet** The Governor of Texas - NewTexas The Lieutenant Governor of Texas - Studly Penguins The Secretary of Defense of Texas - Amandil The Secretary of State of Texas - Richard The Secretary of World Assembly Affairs of Texas - Cielos Negros The Joint Secretaries of Counterbalance of Texas - Sweet Furry Kittens & Trecdom2 **Texas Representative Council** A Mysterious Vagabond Airship Armada Aquafireland Darth Kermit Gig em Aggies Independent Planets Ole Dixieland The Virginia Peninsula **Texas Constitutional Update** Texas Constitution: Article X & XII Amendment - Passed Texas Constitution: New Article XXVII - Failed The Great Region of Texas officially issues Congratulations to each and every nation that was elected, that ran, that voted, that viewed these proceedings! These were some great elections as usual! This Trimester, all Cabinet positions were uncontested except Secretary of Counterbalance. That means virtually each candidate faced No Confidence all alone. Each and every one of them pulled away with the win. It was really no shocker due the caliber of the incumbents. The Counterbalance race was a seesaw all the way through with Trecdom up on one day and Sweet Furry Kittens up on another and dead tied on another. Well, it went down to the wire and ended in a tie. That is not surprising since both have been Texas Cabinet Members in the past. If one Secretary is good, then twice must be very nice! We look forward to working with the Joint Secretaries. The Texas Representative Council race was not very close this time as either. The newcomer to the race had a little name recognition problem, but will do fine. And, since Trec won his Cabinet race, we wound up short an appointee. We thereby executed our gubernatorial prerogative and selected Aqua oaf Aquafireland. As you may know, Aqua stepped down from Counterbalance this Trimester, but we are fairly sure he will be fine with the TRC position. In Texas Constitutional matters, we had two actions up for a vote. As Texans may remember, two Trimesters ago, the TRC was overhauled to be an appointed position. One of the stipulations was that "At the Governor's discretion, citizens of Texas (who were citizens at the time of the last Texas elections) may vote to confirm nominees to the Texas Representative Council". Well, there was a move to reverse that this Trimester as was reflected in the Article X & XII Amendment. It passed, so we will be going back to the old way next Trimester. New Texas Constitutional author, Tanzinia, proposed a new Article regarding a regional currency. There may have been some confusion by Texans on that and it was subsequently voted down. We are sure if he puts some polish on it for next Election, it may have a better chance of passage. It was nice to see new blood looking at the Constitution. No Confidence was the big loser this Election. They did receive a vote in in a couple of races. It is heartening to see No Confidence coming up short because that means we had a good slate. The Governor defeated No Confidence and it was a relief to see no votes for No Confidence. Please join us in commending all of Texas for their participation in this Trimester's Election! Once again, this Election saw more participation in the many of the trimesters or Trimesters in recent years. The turnout was awesome and we had speeches in all races. There were no tomatoes this Trimester, but that is Ok too. Texans are still very much alive, yet older, and are a dynamic bunch even after all these years! Kudos! Big cheers to all the returning Texas Representative Council members and returning Cabinet members! Farewell to the departing ones, your service is appreciated and we look forward to seeing you once again in the future! Special thanks to all who ran and if you didn't win, we hope you run again in the future. Overall, this has been great fun and a highlight for all Texans. We look forward to seeing how the new freely-elected Government of Texas will make Texas bigger, better and greater than ever! Cheers to The Great Region of Texas! Long Live The Great Region of Texas! Big Tex Governor of Texas
  14. Sid Vicious

    NewTexas' Commendation Party!!

    Everyone feel free to eat and take as much as you want! There is PLENTY!!!!
  15. Sid Vicious

    NewTexas' Commendation Party!!

    It is with great honor and pleasure that we announce the Commendation of our Founder and Governor NewTexas!!! Please come on down and celebrate with us and have some good ol fashioned BBQ!! Meat Turkey Breast Turkey Legs Whole Chicken Carnitas-Bite-size chunks of seasoned, slow smoked pork ready for a tortilla, or a classic BBQ meal. Chicken Breast Chicken Ribs St. Louis Spare Ribs Baby Back Ribs Pulled Pork Whole, sliced, or Chopped Brisket--Smoked for hours on end over 100% oak Beef Short Ribs Jerky Smokin Classic Beef Jerky Red Chile Beef Jerky--Spicy! Black Pepper Beef Jerky Sides Corn on the Cob Smokin Joes Baked Beans Pinto Beans Spicy! Elisie's Garlic Potatoes Mac 'n' Cheese Cole Slaw And an endless supply of any beverage of your choice! Come on down and Come and Get it!!!
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