Collected Virtual News
You'll also find previous stories, ongoing stories, links to more, and to the searches we follow. Don't forget the comics. We've added our links to our published ebooks to the right column and at the bottom. We will add each publication as soon as published. We also moved the free Metropolitan art downloads to the right.
Our Daily NewsWe are looking for more changes in our news sources. We added a few simple URLS of news aggregators. They can be found in a separate story. BBC Today: runs about 1:30 with the ad: The audio continues to start before the video, and before the commercial.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/ Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/ Bing News: http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=news MSN today's whole site is set up for quick scanning.
Yahoo GMA: See the video or pictures today and the list of story links. Click the pic upon arrival for that story. : http://gma.yahoo.com/ CNN Newday: Home page: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2014/
CNN "5 things" Archive: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/category/headlines/5-things-to-know-for-your-new-day/ USA Today Right Now: http://www.usatoday.com/rightnow/?q=home
USA Today Home: http://www.usatoday.com/ NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/ 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 CBS:http://www.cbsnews.com/ Canada 680 in Toronto: This one has ads with a clear schedule and lots of news: http://www.radioguide.fm/internet-radio-canada/680news 680 News site (fun to explore):http://www.680news.com/
Venice of the NorthTake a look at the latest picture from Bing http://www.bing.com/?form=MSNBNV
We start with a zoomable map of Bruges, Belgium. Then we take a boat ride video through this Venice of the North. Next we focus on painting. Early Netherlandish, Bing shows us. Click web and Bing will tell you all about it. Finally, a little video lesson of the history and sweets found in Bruges. There are several videos on Bruges. We wanted some pictures of the Bruges waterway, so we added them to this feature.
Le Tour de FranceOnly a few days remain as the annual bicycle adventure, Le Tour de France, moves towards declaring the winner. Day by day the videos, results, and schedule are available. Are you watching? Our Tour de France search will offer you news sources and stories.
The ComicsThe Comics change Daily! Sadly the second site does not present as much initial content with the editorial cartoons. 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/
MeercatsLooking and reading about Meercat shifts to a cute video on Mom and four little Meercat pups. Where do they live? Take a look at the map. They send their greetings this cousins day to the Mongoose.
Rift DivingLet's dive into Thingvellir Lake, Iceland. This is a Silfra dive video in a geologic rift between two continents. The clarity of the water has to be seen. There is an associated National Park. This video on plate tectonics ahows what happens when the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide.
KamchatkaWelcome to Tolbachik,Russia. This land of fire and ice is on the Kamchatka peninsula. In this video we see and learn that twenty-five percent of the Pacific Salmon spawn there, and the Kamchatka Bear looks forward to that event, hunting even the first arrivals. This map will show you where we are!
Ocean DayOcean Day or Marine Day is celebrated in Japan. People rush to escape the daily grind of life and relax. Even this video of Odaiba Seaside Park is relaxing! Like the US Mondays have become holidays rather than the original day selected. They have a nicer way of stating their law, at least to US eyes. They call it Happy Monday. Like the coasts in many countries, surfing will be part of the holiday e will watch from afar with this surfing Japan video,
Keeping your pet elephant coolIn these hot days of summer, everyone is worried about how exactly to keep their pet elephant cool. We've got the answer to that burning question for you.
News AggregatorsWe spent a little time in search and discovered: http://lifehacker.com/5845798/five-best-news-aggregators Two sites we liked:
This new Polurls find interests us, It comes in three flavors, this first one is conservative.
Polurls-red:http://polurls.com/red/ Polurls-blue: "progressives" http://polurls.com/blue/ Polurls-purple: "moderates" http://polurls.com/purple/ Fark: is liberal, but funny http://www.fark.com/
Most Biased NewsLooking for different viewpoints brings us to identify conservative and liberal media. Here are two examples representing the extremes. Many people say or suggest all media is biased. Here are examples we consider polar opposites. Conservative: FOX News http://www.foxnews.com/ Liberal: The Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/#
Our Sports SearchesIt is time to catch up on the other sports activity going on, so here are several searches for the latest news on:
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
Places Syria: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Syria%2C+latest+news Ukraine: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Ukraine%2C+latest+news
Spain: http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Headline+News+In+Spain Venezuela: http://www.bing.com/search?q=venezuela+latest+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
A FEW ONGOING SEARCHES AND STORIESCatch up on the Ancient World http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/archives/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 a constant news attack point until January's budget talks take front stage, center again: http://www.cbsnews.com/feature/obamacare/ b>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. Typhoons:
http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=storms%2C+typhoons%2C+latest+news+2014 Hurricanes: Edited:
Publications InformationUS customers can get our ebook at Eyes on the World. It is free on Smashwords. Eyes on the World is now approved for the premium catalog. You only have to click the link! Read the blog for daily updates. The book, Eyes on the World is available at It was first published in final form on June 18th around 10 AM MT. This Sci-fi/adventure series is just beginning and several more episodes are planned. In July he expects to publish his first story for children: Boo Bear: Stories to read to Children
We do have two older, ongoing projects that need work and they are listed below. Each will be changed over the next year. We will alert you when each is ready. Anyone want to help?