Our daily edition of
Collected Virtual News
for December 2014
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Our Bing Daily Featurehttp://www.bing.com/?form=MSNBNV 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
PredictionsSeveral 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 ChartsThis 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 HanukkahWe'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 Wallpaperhttp://www.bing.com/gallery/?CREA=ML12CB&form=BBMU40&pc=BBMU 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 SeasonSales 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 YearNew Year's Eve 2014 search
New Year's Day 2015 search
The lists BeginTop 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 PredictionsThe 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 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/
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 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. 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 Neighbors 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/ Mexico Mexico News search Central America Central America News search Central America News search 2
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 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. We wonder how often CNA is updated. Hong Kong Protests search shows more arrests.
American protests in the 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
New Mexico News Search: http://www.bing.com/search?q=New+Mexico+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 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/ 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:
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.
Election Returns 2014Our 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.
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?