Sunday, September 30, 2007

The 2007 Summer DeWaCo Rodeo Show Great Success

The 2007 Summer DeWaCo Rodeo Show was a great event; in spite of the high temperatures, which in the afternoon hovered in the mid-to-high 90's, causing the majority of the events to be conducted during the early evening hours.

The Lord Imperator's GrandDaughter Mercedez [ a.k.a. "Sadie" ], and the Lord Imperator's GrandSon Dominick [ a.k.a. "Domino" ], pictured with their Awards for Competition in the 2007 DeWaCo Rodeo
Junior Events.

The Awards themselfs were presented at the event, after all competition had been completed; however, due to low batteries in the digital camera, original pictures were not made available, and had to be taken at a later date.

Mercedez received the 1st Place Medal in the "Junior Calf Roping Event"; and received 3rd Place Medal in the "Junior Barrel Racing Event". Dominick received two Special Awards: the "Rodeo Spirit Medal", for assisting with the Rodeo Crew at each event; and the "Rodeo Parade & Show Medal", for leading the Rodeo Entry Parade, and showing his steed in a walk-about.

[ NOTE: due to "Dominos" health, he is not permitted to participate in competition events ]

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

United Confederation of Hochungra declares itself Sovereign

The Socialist Union of Kaldonia, the Kingdom of Tykresh, and the Citizenry Republic of Bitovia have now formally united towards one goal, and our micronationalism has a purpose. Let it be known that on this day, September 26th, 2007, these three nations united as the United Confederation of Hochungra, to declare that we will not stand for the actions of the United States, who deceived the Hochungrans into annexation.

The areas they owned in Northeastern Illinois were ironically the lands that Bitovia, Tykresh, and Kaldonia claimed as their own. The areas they lived in within Wisconsin had been ceded to the Americans peacefully and legally, but a controversial (and forced) treaty in the early 1800s forced the Hochungrans off their land in northeastern Illinois, an action we believe to be a violation of Article IV, Section III of the United States Constitution (more information will be given in the "History" section of the new website, I just don't feel like typing the details twice ). The Hochungrans (they now call themselves the Ho-Chunk) have revitalized themselves as an Indian tribal nation, but seem to have abandoned challenging the controversial treaty and reclaiming their land in Illinois.

His Serene Highness Grand Prince Chistopher I leads Royal Troops on Border Security Tour.

-- Vikeslandic Broadcasting Service

His Serene Highness Grand Prince Chistopher I leads Royal Troops on Border Security Tour.

On September 15th 2007, His Serene Highness, Grand Prince Christopher I took a camera crew to the Royal Ranch Lands and took the camera on patrol. As an exercise in Soveriegnty and a display of self defense, His highness mounted on an ATV and did the rounds of the borders and remote trails.

After that he and the border guard went on foot patrol with a firearm to keep watch for bears which are very active this time of year.

You can see the video at this link.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dr. Holger Luttic, Baron of Dekalb appoined Elsanor's Minister of Domestic Affairs

His Serene Majesty, Eric I Grand Duke of Elsanor has chosen Dr. Holger Luttich as Elsanor's next Minister of Domestic Affairs.

A native of Reinhausen, Germany Dr. Luttich is fluent in English, Italian, Dutch, and German. He currently serves as a Teacher and licensed practitioner of Alternative Medicine in Bavaria. Dr. Luttich has been elevated to the title of Baron of Dekalb in reparation for his agreement to serve as Elsanor's newest Minister of Domestic Affairs.

Among the programs Dr. Luttich plans to implement during his tenure are:
Developing a national passtime
Creating visual and musical art competitions (either online or in realtime)
Expediting citizenship applications
Expanding the auction of Noble titles
Development of a course of study dealing with Alternative Medicine at the William Bartram Naval Academy
Aiding Elsanor in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, specifically those dealing with Elsanor's lack of adequate medical facilities.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

"Micronational World War" finally 'over'

-- Staff Reporter

The Citizenry-Republic of Bitovia has declared that the 'War' between it and the Principality of New Texas to be over. All belligerents in the 'war' have now other signed treaties of peace or made unilateral declaration that they are no longer involved in the war.

The States involved, their association, and 'end of hostilities methodologies' were:




End-of-War Methodology

Grand Duchy of Elsanor (Never Declared War)

Grand Duchy Supporter

Treaty of Peace with New Texas

Principality of New Texas

New Texas Supporter

Treaty of Peace with Elsanor

Republic of the Mirage Islands

New Texas Supporter

Declaration of Withdrawal from the War.

Citzenry-Republic of Bitovia

Grand Duchy Supporter

Declaration of Cessation of Hostilities

Dominion of British West Florida

Neutral (Sympathetic to Elsanor)

None - Maintained Neutrality


Neutral (Sympathetic to Elsanor)

None – Maintained Neutrality

It is hoped that the peace will be lasting.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Elsanor and New Texas Sign Treaty of Peace

-- Pelican News

The Grand Duchy of Elsanor and the Principality of New Texas have signed a Treaty of Peace.

His Serene Majesty, Eric I, Grand Duke of Elsanor plans to celebrate the signing of the accord by hosting an informal dinner party this evening at 6:00 in Mobile with several of the officers of the Elsanorian Royal Navy to include: Capt. Aubrey, the Commander of the Eastern Flotilla and Minister of Defense; LtCDR Chin, the Minister of Finance; LtCDR Aubrey; and LtCDR Zito.

Sub-Lieutenant Patrick McCleary, Baron of East Horn has been removed from his position as His Serene Majesty's Minister of Domestic Affairs.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

HM King Benjamin I of Fergusan state Visit

-- Fergusian Free Press

(September 10, 2007)

As commander-in-chief of the Fergusian armed forces, His Majesty King Benjamin I was the guest recently of the United States National Guard at the Kansas State Fair. His majesty met with troops who are scheduled to be deployed in Iraq and expressed his support for their efforts and sacrifice. The King also inspected military equipment on display and posed for photographs next to a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

During a lighter moment, His Majesty quipped, "We could use a couple of these fighting vehicles in the Queen's Tryst Protectorate." (Queen's Tryst is a Fergusian protectorate which has experienced incursions recently by homophobic intruders atttempting to disrupt Queen Benelea's activties there.) The photographs of this event will be used in connection with the monarch's campaign as an independent write-in U.S. presidential candidate.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Grand Prince of Vikesland makes State Visit to North Dakota

On september 8th the Grand Prince of Vikesland and the Princess travelled to the U.S.A. for an official tour of the city of Minot in the State of North Dakota. They spent the weekend touring the city, shopping and taking in the Scandinavian heritage park. While in the park the Prince gave a speech on how the pioneering spirit of the Scandinavian settlers of North Dakota are similair to the people of Vikesland, in that they are exploring new territory and starting a new life in a new nation. The very name "Vikesland" was created as an honor to the exploritory Vikings and their fearless pursuit of the unknown world.

The Grand Prince has stated "I will soon have a write up and pictures to post on the [] website, hopefully by tonight."

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Cricket: England defeat India in one-day series decider

From Wikinews

September 8, 2007

England have beaten India by seven wickets in the seventh and final One-Day International of the series at Lord's, London, England. England win the series 4-3.

India, having won the toss, struggled with the bat. Sourav Ganguly was caught at second slip for 15 runs, and Gautam Gambhir was dismissed for 12 runs. Captain Rahul Dravid was caught behind for a duck, while Sachin Tendulkar was given out caught behind by umpire Aleem Dar for 30 runs. Television replays showed that the decision may not have been right, but India were reduced to 59-4. Dimitri Mascarenhas was the best performing England bowler, dismissing Robin Uthappa (22), Yuvraj Singh (28) and Piyush Chalwa (0), finishing with figures of 3-23. Andrew Flintoff, back in the England side after passing a medical test on his ankle, took 3-45. Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored fifty for India, but they were bowled out for just 187 runs.

England's opening batsmen Luke Wright and Matt Prior were both dismissed for ducks by R P Singh in the second over. Despite the early setback England had few problems in reaching the target. Ian Bell was run out for 36, while Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood took England to victory, scoring 71 not out and 64 not out respectively. R P Singh was the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking 2-40.

Toss: India won, and chose to bat first.

India innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
S C Ganguly c Flintoff b Anderson 15 22 2 0 68.18
S R Tendulkar c Prior b Flintoff 30 46 4 0 65.21
G Gambhir c Wright b Anderson 12 20 0 0 60.00
R Dravid c Prior b Flintoff 0 3 0 0 0.00
Yuvraj Singh c Collingwood b Mascarenhas 28 48 1 1 58.33
R V Uthappa c Anderson b Mascarenhas 22 30 2 0 73.33
M S Dhoni c Anderson b Flintoff 50 72 4 1 69.44
R R Powar run out (Shah/Prior) 10 20 1 0 50.00
Piyush Chawla st Prior b Mascarenhas 0 6 0 0 0.00
Z Khan b Panesar 7 16 1 0 43.75
R P Singh not out 1 6 0 0 16.66
Extras (lb 8; nb 4) 12

Total (all out; 47.3 overs) 187
15 2

Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Ganguly, 6.1 ov), 2-52 (Gambhir, 12.4 ov), 3-53 (Dravid, 13.3 ov), 4-59 (Tendulkar, 15.4 ov), 5-106 (Uthappa, 24.3 ov), 6-119 (Yuvraj Singh, 30.2 ov), 7-147 (Powar, 37.2 ov), 8-148 (Piyush Chawla, 38.4 ov), 9-160 (Khan, 41.6 ov), 10-187 (Dhoni, 47.3 ov)

England bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
J M Anderson 9 1 28 2 3.11
S C J Broad 10 0 44 0 4.40
A Flintoff 8.3 0 45 3 5.29
A D Mascarenhas 10 2 23 3 2.30
L J Wright 2 0 11 0 5.50
M S Panesar 8 2 28 1 3.50
England innings (Target: 188 runs from 50 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
M J Prior c Dhoni b Singh 0 7 0 0 0.00
L J Wright c & b Singh 0 2 0 0 0.00
I R Bell run out (Tendulkar/Ganguly) 36 40 6 0 90.00
K P Pietersen not out 71 96 6 1 73.95
P D Collingwood not out 64 73 7 1 87.67
Extras (lb 8; w 9) 17

Total (3 wickets; 36.2 overs) 188
19 2

Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Wright, 1.2 ov), 2-11 (Prior, 1.4 ov), 3-74 (Bell, 15.6 ov)

Did not bat: O A Shah, A Flintoff, A D Mascarenhas, S C J Broad, M S Panesar, J M Anderson

India bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Z Khan 9 1 40 0 4.44
R P Singh 7 0 40 2 5.71
Piyush Chawla 9 1 44 0 4.88
S C Ganguly 4 0 13 0 3.25
R R Powar 5.2 0 32 0 6.00
Yuvraj Singh 2 0 11 0 5.50

England: M J Prior (wkt), L J Wright, I R Bell, K P Pietersen, P D Collingwood (capt), O A Shah, A Flintoff, A D Mascarenhas, S C J Broad, M S Panesar, J M Anderson

India: S C Ganguly, S R Tendulkar, G Gambhir, R Dravid (capt), Yuvraj Singh, R V Uthappa, M S Dhoni (wkt), R R Powar, Piyush Chawla, Z Khan, R P Singh

Man of the Match: K P Pietersen (England)
Man of the Series: I R Bell (England)

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and I J Gould
TV Umpire: P J Hartley
Match Referee: R S Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Umpire: R J Bailey

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Cricket: India defeat England in sixth one-day international

- From Wikinews

September 5, 2007

India have beaten England by two wickets in the sixth One-Day International of the series at The Oval, London, England.

England suffered early setbacks when Alastair Cook was caught behind for a duck in the first over, followed by Matt Prior falling lbw to Ajit Agarkar soon afterwards. Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen shared a partnership of 59 runs before Bell was bowled by Piyush Chawla just short of 50 runs. Paul Collingwood made just one run before being run out to leave England on 83-4. Kevin Pietersen and ODI debutant Luke Wright both recorded fifties, with Wright sharing 106 runs with Owais Shah. Shah reached 107 not out, and Dimitri Mascarenhas finished England's innings by hitting five sixes off the last five balls.

Opening batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly started well for India, putting on 150 runs before Ganguly was dismissed in the 23rd over for 53. Sachin Tendulkar reached 94 before being caught off the bowling of Monty Panesar to leave India on 156-2 in the 26th over. Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh shared a partnership of 53 runs, with Gambhir scoring 47 runs. Rahul Dravid was dismissed for just four, while Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 35 before being bowled by Stuart Broad. In a tense finish, Robin Uthappa took India to the 317 run target with two balls remaining.

The seven match series is now tied at 3-3. The final match will be played at Lord's, London on 8 September.

Toss: England won, and chose to bat first.

England innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
A N Cook c Dhoni b Khan 0 2 0 0 0.00
M J Prior lbw b Agarkar 6 5 1 0 120.00
I R Bell b Piyush Chawla 49 59 10 0 83.05
K P Pietersen run out (Ganguly/Yuvraj Singh) 53 82 4 0 64.63
P D Collingwood run out (sub (K D Karthik)/Dhoni) 1 3 0 0 33.33
O A Shah not out 107 95 11 2 112.63
L J Wright run out (Uthappa) 50 39 7 1 128.20
A D Mascarenhas not out 36 15 0 5 240.00
Extras (b 1; lb 7; w 6) 14

Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 316
33 8

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Cook, 0.2 ov), 2-20 (Prior, 3.3 ov), 3-79 (Bell, 16.5 ov), 4-83 (Collingwood, 17.3 ov), 5-137 (Pietersen, 30.2 ov), 6-243 (Wright, 44.2 ov)

Did not bat: S C J Broad, M S Panesar, J M Anderson

India bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Z Khan 10 0 43 1 4.30
A B Agarkar 8 0 63 1 7.87
S C Ganguly 7 0 43 0 6.14
Piyush Chawla 10 1 44 1 4.40
R R Powar 9 0 44 0 4.88
Yuvraj Singh 5 0 59 0 11.80
S R Tendulkar 1 0 12 0 12.00
India innings (Target: 317 runs from 50 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
S C Ganguly c Pietersen b Broad 53 60 7 1 88.33
S R Tendulkar c Collingwood b Panesar 94 81 16 1 116.04
G Gambhir c Panesar b Mascarenhas 47 57 3 1 82.45
Yuvraj Singh c & b Mascarenhas 18 24 1 0 75.00
R Dravid c Collingwood b Shah 4 5 0 0 80.00
M S Dhoni b Broad 35 37 3 0 94.59
R V Uthappa not out 47 33 8 0 142.42
A B Agarkar run out (Bell/Anderson) 1 1 0 0 100.00
Z Khan run out (Broad) 0 0 0 0 -
R R Powar not out 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 9; w 9) 18

Total (8 wickets; 49.4 overs) 317
38 3

Fall of wickets: 1-150 (Ganguly, 22.2 ov), 2-156 (Tendulkar, 25.6 ov), 3-209 (Yuvraj Singh, 34.2 ov), 4-216 (Dravid, 35.5 ov), 5-234 (Gambhir, 40.2 ov), 6-294 (Dhoni, 47.6 ov), 7-307 (Agarkar, 48.6 ov), 8-309 (Khan, 49.2 ov)

Did not bat: Piyush Chawla

England bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
S C J Broad 9.4 1 46 2 4.75
J M Anderson 8 0 79 0 9.87
A D Mascarenhas 10 0 55 2 5.50
P D Collingwood 8 0 54 0 6.75
M S Panesar 10 0 55 1 5.50
O A Shah 4 0 19 1 4.75

England: A N Cook, M J Prior (wkt), I R Bell, K P Pietersen, P D Collingwood (capt), O A Shah, L J Wright, A D Mascarenhas, S C J Broad, M S Panesar, J M Anderson

India: S C Ganguly, S R Tendulkar, R V Uthappa, G Gambhir, R Dravid (capt), Yuvraj Singh, M S Dhoni (wkt), A B Agarkar, R R Powar, Piyush Chawla, Z Khan

ODI Debut: L J Wright (England)
Man of the Match: S R Tendulkar (India)

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and P J Hartley
TV Umpire: I J Gould
Match Referee: R S Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Umpire: J H Evans

Dominion of British West Florida Web Traffic Report Released

The Dominion of British West Florida has released the Web Traffic Summary. According to the Most Honourable, Bo Register, Marquess of Mobile, " It has been another good month! Unique visitor count continues to climb, though we did have a slight decline in the number of visits, page views and hits overall.

"We still need to work on getting the word out there, and on making the site useful to Her Majesty's subjects in West Florida. I'm working to find ways to make this site a 'daily read' for our people.

"Overall I think we are seeing a positive trend."

Summary of Web Traffic, Dominion of British West Florida.

Reported period Month Aug 2007
First visit 01 Aug 2007 - 00:06
Last visit 31 Aug 2007 - 23:42

Unique visitorsNumber of visitsPagesHitsBandwidth
Viewed traffic *1659
(1.71 visits/visitor)
(2.96 pages/visit)
(14.39 hits/visit)
1.30 GB
(479.08 KB/visit)
Not viewed traffic *

Monthly history

Unique visitors: 1060Number of visits: 1965Pages: 6869Hits: 26943Bandwidth: 800.19 MB Unique visitors: 629Number of visits: 1615Pages: 6301Hits: 21779Bandwidth: 659.04 MB Unique visitors: 782Number of visits: 2170Pages: 7731Hits: 24551Bandwidth: 779.79 MB Unique visitors: 801Number of visits: 2181Pages: 6375Hits: 24305Bandwidth: 681.21 MB Unique visitors: 960Number of visits: 2537Pages: 24861Hits: 46345Bandwidth: 994.74 MB Unique visitors: 757Number of visits: 2191Pages: 9614Hits: 34811Bandwidth: 1.24 GB Unique visitors: 1361Number of visits: 2771Pages: 9995Hits: 44101Bandwidth: 1.30 GB Unique visitors: 1659Number of visits: 2838Pages: 8421Hits: 40844Bandwidth: 1.30 GB Unique visitors: 360Number of visits: 545Pages: 1447Hits: 7526Bandwidth: 275.41 MB Unique visitors: 0Number of visits: 0Pages: 0Hits: 0Bandwidth: 0 Unique visitors: 0Number of visits: 0Pages: 0Hits: 0Bandwidth: 0 Unique visitors: 0Number of visits: 0Pages: 0Hits: 0Bandwidth: 0


MonthUnique visitorsNumber of visitsPagesHitsBandwidth
Jan 200710601965686926943800.19 MB
Feb 20076291615630121779659.04 MB
Mar 20077822170773124551779.79 MB
Apr 20078012181637524305681.21 MB
May 200796025372486146345994.74 MB
Jun 200775721919614348111.24 GB
Jul 2007136127719995441011.30 GB
Aug 2007165928388421408441.30 GB