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Posted on 11/09/2012 11:17:20 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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"Texas is the second most populous and the second most extensive of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the most extensive state of the 48 contiguous United States. The name, based on the Caddo word tejas meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in East Texas.
Located in the South Central United States, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south, and borders the US states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2), and a growing population of 25.7 million residents."
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, sweet TOL!!
ALREADY 35 New Monthly Donors !!!
Including 7 New $1-A-DAY Donors!!!
upchuck, glock rocks, Little Bill & BooBoo1000 & somebody!
Thank You Very Much, New Monthly Donors!!!
Thank You All VERY MUCH!
Who's going to be New Monthly Donor #36?
HOW ABOUT YOU?
"Known for their generosity, hospitality, unusual accent, and penchant for the larger-than-life, Texans are wonderful people to meet, and the variety of cultural experiences, from feasting on bratwurst with the Germans of the Hill Country to watching Flamenco dancers with the Tejanos of the Rio Grande valley, is seemingly unlimited.
And we’re getting hammered again right now. Must be the breaking news about Patraeus resigning.
“Family.” Couldn’t say it any better, dearest DJ.
"Texas has a "low taxes, low services" reputation. According to the Tax Foundation, Texans' state and local tax burdens rank among the lowest in the nation, 7th lowest nationally; state and local taxes cost $3,580 per capita, or 8.4% of resident incomes.
Texas is one of seven states that lack a state income tax. Instead, the state collects revenue from a state property tax and sales tax, which is charged at the rate of 6.25%, but local taxing jurisdictions (cities, counties, special purpose districts, and transit authorities) may also impose sales and use tax up to 2% for a total maximum combined rate of 8.25%. Texas is a "tax donor state"; in 2005, for every dollar Texans paid to the federal government in federal income taxes, the state received approximately $0.94 in benefits.
In 2010, Site Selection Magazine ranked Texas as the most business-friendly state in the nation, in part because of the state's three-billion-dollar Texas Enterprise Fund. Texas has the joint-highest number of Fortune 500 company headquarters in the United States, along with California.
In 2010, there were 346,000 millionaires in Texas, constituting the second-largest population of millionaires in the nation. "
Yep. I hope he spills his guts. He can’t continue to remain silent, covering for the Marxist. Big mistake on his part to ever take that job. Honor, duty, country, by God.
My only “complaint” is this: the trolls have been really lame for the past year or more, the bread and butter of the Undead Thread has dried up!
We’re reduced to begging for donor threads.
Nginx is working pretty well, pages are flying on loading.
Oh! Lovely picture for a lovely memory!
That’s where I met onyx, penelopesire, NYTexan, Lazamataz, mylife, and Some Strange but Gorgeous Woman for the first time IRL, and if I forgot anyone, sorry!
There’s a lot going on with that “story” that we may never know.
I concur. He’s in the dog house with his wife. He needs to spill his guts on Benghazi.
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