Our daily edition of
Collected Virtual News
Our Bing Daily Featurehttp://www.bing.com/?form=MSNBNV Opening the morning picture from BING takes us to more pictures of the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona with the first click. A second click takes us to a 4:36 min/sec video that discusses dinosaurs in the desert. The time lapse pictures add beauty to the story. Discoveries in this area continue. Only two years ago the Long-nosed leopard lizard was found here, as shown in the third click.
March Madness ContinuesThe NCAA is moving along for the men and women. The regional finals of the elite eight will determine the Final Four this weekend. We'll leave this one link for ESPN basketball coverage, and drop the rest of our story. Most tournament details are available. It is harder to find the lower levels of college finals this year.
Women's History MonthThis month we celebrate women's history. Here is a start with many famous women to explore.
Explore Bing Wallpaperhttp://www.bing.com/gallery/?CREA=ML12CB&form=BBMU40&pc=BBMU is an amazing gallery building BING's sixth year of collected pictures. The first picture was on June 3, 2009. You are bound to find some pictures to add to screen shows or screen savers. You are also likely to find and see the previous days image selection. Just in case OUR library doesn't work for you, here is a clean link that certainly should work. Go to The Bing Gallery> (http://www.bing.com/gallery/)
Bing PredictionsThe Bing Predictions form
Grab our Books Now!Give away our books for any holiday, or just because you can. FREE is the best price in the world. Introduce your friends to these free books! This FREE, nonfiction book, Having Fun Reading Aloud, shows how anyone can build your own skills and help others by reading aloud to yourself and to others. The focus is building relationships and having fun. Pick up your free copy at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491704
Eyes on the World is a Sci-fi/adventure series. Volume 1 is Free on Smashwords
Get in the know! Grab it NOW! Become part of this adventure. Go to Smashwords: Eyes on the World (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/450335) You can also contribute to the author's retirement and actually pay for the book for $.99 cents on Amazon! Eyes on the World is always available at Amazon.com for .99 cents.
Weekend Anytime NewsThese weekend additions are now part of our daily list of links, and will expand. They are available whenever you have a weekend. USA Weekend: http://www.usatoday.com/experience/weekend/ The Onion: We think of it as False News for a Faulty world! This is a perfect weekend link, although new editions are kicked out, squalling, from the publisher's womb every Wednesday.
http://www.theonion.com/ Music Page October 14 debuted My fourth version of a music videos page. I've pretty much ignored it in December. At least one more version is coming. Here is a Bing search for music, just type in a name after the word videos to see what you can find. A Spicy Cooking Bing has a new form on spicy recipes that we have added. The Comics The Comics change Daily! Sadly the editorial cartoon site does not present as much initial content with the editorial cartoons, but there are a variety available. http://news.yahoo.com/comics/ http://www.gocomics.com/ USA Today: Editorial Cartoons:
Their success at presenting multiple ad impressions is an editorial cartoon all by itself! One new cartoon is added daily. http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/opinion/cartoons/2012/09/18/daily-editorial-cartoons/1411813/ Archives USA Today Search: http://www.usatoday.com/search/top%205/ CNN "5 things" Archive: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/category/headlines/5-things-to-know-for-your-new-day/ NBC Top (5-7) in "know it all", and it is easy to find: Know it all Search (Great Archive): http://www.nbcnews.com/search/know%20it%20all
Our SearchesWith so much going on in the world we thought we'd try a few new searches over hot button issues and international locations that stay in the news from day to day that interest us. WE have been surprised that our sources bring us so little international news from Central and South America. We will look for additional sources in our searches. Issues Human Rights: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Human+Rights%2C+latest+news Civil Rights: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Civil+Rights%2C+latest+news The Catalonia independence movement search is pretty silent. We're adding two more sources: Catalonia Spain Independence and http://www.catalannewsagency.com/ to our daily checking. It does appear to be updated daily. Hong Kong Protests search shows more arrests.
American protests in the news. Catch up on the Ancient World http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/archives/ancient-world/
Publications InformationUS customers can get our ebooks free at Smashwords.com. The second book Having fun Reading Aloud You can pick up your free copy at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491704 Eyes on the World is free on Smashwords. You only have to click the link and follow directions! Read the blog for daily updates. The book, Eyes on the World is also available at Amazon for $.99. Follow his journey on the Pondering and Piddling blog.
PoliticsElection Returns 2014 Our local Lea county and New Mexico State results are best viewed from the Secretary of State's pages. The US Election Center doesn't bring in the results we like to see. The election trivia section is fun. Lots of information is available.
The Supreme Court Current SessionThe December session continues with deliberations and announcements. The calendar shows their schedule. Fridays are conference days. There is a wealth of information on the website. Past decisions, in pdf files, can be read in adobe reader files downloaded from http://www.supremecourt.gov/. Keep up with the latest news from John Roberts and the Supremes!
Here is our search: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Supreme+Court+Latest+News We still like this blog and site! we'll check it throughout this session:http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
ObamacareWe like our one stop news source. They keep it updated. We think it works better than just grabbing stories and we will keep it! This will likely remain an off and on again news attack point until post election budget talks (again!) take front stage, center again: http://www.cbsnews.com/feature/obamacare/
We do have two older, ongoing projects that need work and they are listed below. Each will be changed over the next year, or the next, etc. No volunteers have offered to help, sadly. We will alert you when each is ready. Anyone want to help?