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Friday, December 19, 2014.
Welcome to

Our daily edition of

Collected Virtual News

for December 2014

Join us for our news links, searches and Bing's daily feature. We continue to tinker.

Grab our latest Book

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Our Bing Daily Feature

We visit Christmas Market in Old Town Square Prague. Information and the several select views of Prague are next. The third and final look are Old Town Square videos


Several pages of trends across the world are revealed when Bing predicts for 2015. This set is fun. Have you got your personal digital assistant yet?

The Weather Charts

This Bing search lets you select the city and see or compare the weather in a nice format.
Toronto, Canada
Syracuse, NY
Hobbs, New Mexico

Happy Hanukkah

We'll keep this one on as a feature for the eight days of Hanukkah. A zoomable Bing map takes us to Trafalgar Square in the central London, UK. The eight day Festival of Lights or Hanukkah began December 16. Bing grabs some Hanukkah music videos. We like the traditional ones more.

Explore Bing Wallpaper is an amazing gallery with five years 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 likely to find and see the previous days image selection here.

The Holiday Season

Sales and deals will continue for retailers trying to get every shopping dollar they can. We will add to our Christmas URLs, and New Year's Day. Valentines Day and all the rest are coming too. Those we will take one at a time. We'll stop this entire section after the New Year. Another year is passing into the history book. Wave bye-bye!

Bing's Holiday Guide Gives you a quick look at some of the pages we have below.

Christmas Bings
1. Making Christmas wreathes
2. Holiday drinks
3. Shopping for PJs
4. Christmas crafts
5. Get those Christmas cards sent!
6. Christmas dinner search.
7. Holiday party tips search.
8. Christmas decorations. This link widens the browsing with many beautiful pictures.
9. The Christmas Party ideas search adds a few more.
10. Traditional Christmas foods is going to be our favorite search.
11. Create your own Christmas Coloring Book.

The New Year

New Year's Eve 2014 search
New Year's Day 2015 search

The lists Begin

Top ten lists of people, events, stories and probably anything you can think of are being created and published. We've noticed several published already. Here is Bing's page on Search trends covering the most clicks in 2014.

We begin with a top ten lists search

Bing Predictions

The Bing Predictions form started with elections, Dancing with the Stars and also has the NFL. They did add Voice predictions and English Premier League Soccer. They are promising more to come. We took a look at the NFL predictions.

The Supreme Court Current Session

The 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

Keep up with the latest news from John Roberts and the Supremes!

Here is our search:

We still like this blog and site! we'll check it throughout this session:

Weekend Anytime News

These weekend additions are now part of our daily list of links, and will expand. They are available whenever you have a weekend.
USA 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.

Music Page
What fun! Let the memories flow. October 14 debuted My fourth version of a music videos page. What a fabulous distraction. 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.

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.

USA Today: Editorial Cartoons:
Their success at presenting multiple ad impressions is an editorial cartoon all by itself! One new cartoon is added daily.

USA Today Search:
CNN "5 things" Archive:
NBC Top (5-7) in "know it all", and it is easy to find:
Know it all Search (Great Archive):

Canada 680 in Toronto: This one has ads with a clear schedule and lots of news:
680 News site (fun to explore):

Mexico News search

Central America
Central America News search
Central America News search 2

Our Sports Searches

It is time to catch up on the other sports activity going on, so here are several searches for the latest news on:
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Horse Racing
  • NFL News
  • College Football News
  • Our Searches

    With 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.

    Human Rights:
    Civil Rights:

    The Catalonia independence movement search is pretty silent. We're adding two more sources: Catalonia Spain Independence and to our daily checking. We wonder how often CNA is updated.

    Hong Kong Protests search shows more arrests.

    American protests in the news.

    Bolivia: Bolivia, latest news
    Brazil: Brazil, latest news
    Argentina: Argentina, latest news
    Peru: Peru, latest news
    Chile: Chile, latest news
    New Mexico: New Mexico images
    New Mexico: New Mexico, latest news
    New Mexico News Search:


    Catch up on the Ancient World

    Obamacare We 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:

    Storms and Earthquakes
    We created a few weather searches so we - and our readers - could keep up on the latest devastation news happening too often these days around the world. We may play with our search parameters. It doesn't seem to be sorting the stories very well.




    Publications Information

    US customers can get our ebooks free at
    The second book Having fun Reading Aloud You can pick up your free copy at 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.

    Election 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.

    Older Projects

    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? --- ---


    Celebrate all veterans, living and dead, every day. Veterans Day on Bing.

    News Whenever

    The Majors

    News Wherever:SA

    We start with news in English from South America.

    You Can Contact Us

    WAYS TO CONTACT: Leave a Facebook message for John D. Boyden or email him at )
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    Recruiting Writers, Graphic Artists, Tech specialists and Collaborators!

    Over the years, we have discovered a lot of talented people who never thought they could write, edit, or have the fun of producing web stories people would read. We offer free training and publishing opportunities.

    We have always recruited, we always will. Unpaid jobs are ALWAYS available.

    There is the possibility that we will come up with a project idea that will pay, and participants in such a project would also get paid. So bring your dreams and let's chat!

    See our "You Can Contact us" section for ways to get in touch. The section is located at the very top in the left column. Once you contact us, we also have Skype and a phone # for possible follow up.

    CVN's Voyage
    by jdb_educator, Editor

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    We DO need your help to spread the word to anyone interested or your friends and acquaintances who might be interested.

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