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Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Least Corrupt Governments in Texas
World Census agents tempted government officials with financial and other inducements to bend the rules and recorded how often their proposals were declined.
As a region, Texas is ranked 22,262nd in the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
|1.||The Concordium of Independent Planets||Liberal 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 Good Stuff of Shiggy Donatello||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Something in Korean!”|
|5.||The Progressive Union of Seeker Alpha||New York Times Democracy||“Honor is everything; dogma is absurd!”|
|6.||The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins||New York Times Democracy||“Wooooooooooooo!!!!!!!”|
|7.||The South Side of Heaven of Steppe||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Forest Embassy”|
|8.||The Republic of United Kodiaks||New York Times Democracy||“Nemo me impune lacessit.”|
|9.||The Paradise of Republika Slovenija||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Republika Slovenija”|
|10.||The Armed Republic of Tiger On The Hill||New York Times Democracy||“Liberty, Community, Defense”|
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United Nations Day
National Bologna Day
Quotes of the Day:
“We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility.”- Albert Einstein
“Take your time, play the long game, embrace the boring, the difficulties, the uncomfortable. This is how it will happen.”- Maxime Lagacé
“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”- Jack Kerouac
“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.”- Horace
“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”- Jack London
Music of the Day:
"I'll Stand By You Cover" by Peter Hollens ft The Hound + the Fox
On This Day In History:
1881 Levi P Morton, US ambassador to France drives first rivet in Statue of Liberty
1911 Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.
1924 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine awarded to Dutchman Willem Einthoven "for his discovery of the mechanism of the electrocardiogram"
1926 Harry Houdini's last performance, at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan
1929 "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
1945 Charter of United Nations comes into effect
2003 Concorde makes its last commercial flight
2008 "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
2017 Albert Einstein's "Theory of Happiness", written as a note for a bellboy instead of a tip in Tokyo in 1922 sells for $1.56 million
2018 Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge named UN Person of the Year for setting a new marathon world record and for his work with AIDS/HIV in Kenya
2018 Scientists confirm East Island in Hawaii, half a mile long, has been wiped out after contact with Hurricane Walaka
2018 EU directive bans single-use plastics by 2021
United Nations Day
WHAT IS UNITED NATIONS DAY?
On October 24, United Nations Day, we celebrate the anniversary of the UN Charter of 1945. To celebrate today, we have to think about 75 years of history, struggle, and accomplishment. So take a moment today to consider the incredible impact the United Nations has had in every corner of the globe.
HISTORY OF UNITED NATIONS DAY
In 1945, after the turmoil and destruction of World War II, the United Nations were established in order to prevent future devastating wars. 50 governments gathered in San Francisco on April 25 and began drafting the UN Charter, which was adopted June 25 and then officially took effect on the 24 of October. The UN’s objectives include protecting human rights, maintaining international peace and security, providing humanitarian aid, upholding international law, and promoting sustainable development.
However, their mission to conserve world peace was made difficult early on by the commencement of the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union. Post Cold War, between 1988 and 2000, the number of Security Council resolutions more than doubled and the peacekeeping budget expanded tremendously. However, with new members came new difficulties. In the 1990s, the UN faced multiple crises with Somalia, Haiti, Mozambique, and Yugoslavia. Their mission in Somalia was a failure after the U.S. departed, following casualties in the Battle of Mogadishu and their mission for Bosnia faced ridicule for its indecisiveness in the face of ethnic cleansing.
While United Nations Day celebrates the ratification of the 1945 Charter, it wasn’t until 1948 that October 24th was named the official holiday. Then in 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that any country that makes up the UN should recognize it as a public holiday. Today marks the 72nd United Nations Day, which U.N. leaders say is meant to highlight the grave importance of sustainable development. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has ensured that the organization has put together 17 goals it plans to meet by 2030, all in the name of creating a better life for every living person
UNITED NATIONS DAY TIMELINE
Rights for all
The UN passed its first resolution recognizing the rights of LGBT+ people.
Proof it works
A study by the RAND Corporation found the UN to be successful in two out of three peacekeeping efforts.
October 24 is officially named United Nations Day.
The United Nations were established after the events of World War II.
UNITED NATIONS DAY FAQS
Why do we celebrate United Nations Day?
United Nations Day is celebrated to commemorate the day that 51 countries came together to promote peace throughout the world post World War II.
How is UN Day celebrated?
Every year the global network of UN Information Centers organizes multiple events to mark the day.
What is the main purpose of the United Nations?
The main purpose of the United Nations is to maintain world peace and security as well as foster cooperation between nations to solve economic, social, cultural, and/or humanitarian international problems.
HOW TO OBSERVE UNITED NATIONS DAY
Take a guided tour of the UN headquarters
The United Nations Visitors Centre offers guided tours, in both the New York headquarters and the Geneva facilities, giving you access to see where all the action takes place. In a little under an hour, you can walk through General Assembly Hall, the Security Council Chamber, the Trusteeship Council Chamber, and the Economic and Social Council Chamber. You’ll also have the chance to get in-depth information about all of the UN’s biggest achievements and its celebrated Millennial Development Goals.
There are innumerable ways you can help the UN bring its global visions to life. For starters, take a look through all the specialized agencies that are a part of the UN, and see if there is any particular cause that tugs at your heart. Whether it’s advancing medicine around the world (World Health Organization), improving the lives of children (UNICEF) or even developing sustainable tourism plans (UN World Tourism Organization), you’ll likely find a cause you’re eager to support through donations or volunteer work.
Take it to social media
If you’ve learn anything about the UN in your research today, share it on social media. Quick statistics are a great way to catch people’s attention, or you can link out to especially inspiring or important work the UN is doing. However you do it, today is the perfect day to help spread the global message of better living the UN has supported for decades.
WHY UNITED NATIONS DAY IS IMPORTANT
The UN eliminated polio
Poliomyelitis, or polio, was once a disease that left millions of children paralyzed all over the world. But thanks to the organization’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the devastating disease has been eliminated from nearly every country. Some estimates put the number of children who are polio-free because of this initiative at an astounding 5 million, spread across 125 countries.
The UN is on a mission to end hunger
In the wake of the global food price crisis of 2008, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the European Union teamed up to implement the EU Food Facility. Through the program, the groups spent $1 billion to fight hunger in 50 different countries, ultimately helping 59 million people. And this is only one of several initiatives put forth by the UN and its partners to cut in half the number of people suffering from hunger.
The UN has given women a voice
The rise of women in public office and private companies all over the world in the last half century has been a positive shift in global cultures and economies, and the UN has supported it throughout it all. In 1995, the UN held the World Women Conference, where 189 countries came together to set an agenda for promoting and advancing women’s rights and equally.
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Let us continue the Texas Butterflies BINGO where we left off:
Today's Texas Butterflies to strike off is: Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Instructions and Stricken Off List:
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
This you tube video by Trump hating Vox is on the short list for most organic fertilizer in a single YouTube video. People watching this video almost certainly lost IQ points.
We are not going to lose our allies. Our "allies" depend on the United States and our big stick for their security. Our Allies need us a lot more than we need them for both defense and trade.
The only thing these other nations are tweaked about is that President Trump balanced highly inequitable trade and defense deals with many of those allies. He is in the process of doing that to many more. These people are having to step up an cover more of their own operating expenses.
Funny how Vox left that bit of trivia out of their hit piece.
***** Texas Saturday Breakfast *****
ˇNuevos Tacos Ahora! 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 2,397,449,000,000 of you.
Today's special breakfast will Saturday Huevos con Carne Asada y Queso Breakfast Tacos [COVID-19 Week XXXI Edition]! The Chief Griller at The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas has been up all night grilling marinated skirt steak to bust out yet another new one just for you, Texas! Today's taco especial is simply a skirt steak grilled on a flat top, chopped, returned to the flat top to be scrambled in with Texas Grade A, farm-fresh, Organic Eggs! Right at the very end of cooking, a handful of Texas-made Monterrey Jack cheese is scrambled in! Oh Yeah! This is all loaded into a fresh homemade flour tortilla made just for you. Remember, a whole egg in every taco!®
Today's Special Salsa is our all-new - Salsa Ranch - this is simply a 50-50 mix of Ranch Dressing and Salsa Roja, the Texas Gold Standard red salsa prepared with tomatoes, garlic, onions, jalapeńos, and a touch of cilantro. A sealed cup of Texas-made Longhorn Cheddar Jack cheese is also included for those who want a double hit of cheese. The taco is hermetically-sealed in a Stay-Warm® pouch that is wrapped in the same ol' aluminum foil we are all so familiar with for our breakfast taco. We are trying to keep it real, peeps. For your beverage accompaniment, a packet of Sanka, Tang and a Lipton Tea bag will be included with every delivery as well as salt and pepper and a napkin. Yes, it is different, but it works and you do not even have to leave your residence. Woo! And, watch out for the drones! Start your day off the right way; munch out and go back to sleep. You know you want to!®
Stay Safe Texas. Stay Well.
***** Texas Announcement *****
Nations of Texas, Prepare! It is anticipated that Z-Day will be upon us Friday, if not sooner. Please prepare to be awake and available during the 33 hours of Hell Night-like fright. Weapons will be distributed and upgrades will be made to those who participate. Texas always ranks very highly in terms of success in this event. We would like to keep it that way. Additional information will be forthcoming from T-ZERO (Texas Zombie Emergency Response Operations).
***** 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, 812 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 16 years! Check it out! Good stuff!