and our daily edition of
Collected Virtual News
Changes and edits continue to creep in. You'll also find a previous story now and then, any ongoing story links we keep, and lots of links to the searches we follow.
Our Daily News FavoritesWe use these the most often, so we moved them up to the top to save scrolling. We will continue to scrutinize our news sources and add to them. CVN Favorites BBC Today video minute: 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.
CVN Selects: FeaturesNow and then we will select features, topics, or searches for your viewing and place them here, before our separate Bing feature. Hong Kong Protest Something has to happen soon.
Our Bing Daily Featurehttp://www.bing.com/?form=MSNBNV Mule sheep lead us to Bluefaced Leichester sheep who take us by video to their protector a guard Llama. Is the day of the Border Collie as guard dog done? The final Bing contribution is a cute seven minute Shaun the Sheep video, Bitzer's Basic Training. It doesn't answer our question though. We went hunting. This search began our quest, suggesting in 1999 as many as nine percent of guards were Llamas. We went for a statistics search on Llamas and found some interesting reports. We tried to narrow it further and just read Guard Llama on Wikipedia. And this article. Most research seems from the 1990s. Interesting but taking too much time.
Weekend Anytime NewsOur 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 I've spent a few more pleasurable hours celebrating music. Seeing one name still leads to another, then another. This page is a long way from done. What fun! Let the memories flow. September 24 debuts My third music videos page. What a fabulous distraction. Here is a Bing search for music, just type in a name after the word videos to see what you can find.
News WheneverThe Majors CNN: http://cnn.com/
NBC: http://www.nbcnews.com/ CBS:http://www.cbsnews.com/ ABC: http://abcnews.go.com/ USA:http://www.usatoday.com/ Quick Looks 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/
USA Today Right Now: http://www.usatoday.com/rightnow/?q=home
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
College Football Underway!There are lots of sources for sports news. We like to use this one for college football news: scoreboard from ESPN. We can check all the scores from every level of college football.
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/
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/#
CVN FootballWe need to tweak these pages! September is almost gone and we still haven't and probably won't. CVN Football Page jdb's Football page Pictures of Chicago.
The 35th America's CupSailing time is fast approaching. So much for fast. This search has been up since June or July? We read the news at the Americas Cup site once or twice a week. Six teams are competing. Last year's race took place in September. While we didn't see any dates, we did confirm the same for this year. You can keep up with the news at any of these sites. We expect to add this story to our ongoing story links. You can explore Bing's search for America's Cup sailing. We did enjoy the video history presented at the Sailing World site, and the written history on the America's Cup site.
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
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 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 MDT. This Sci-fi/adventure series is just beginning and several more episodes are planned. In July he expected to publish his first story for children, but it wasn't ready, neither was the new book aimed at readers to children. It's back to the writing board. Selective critiques are being sought. Follow his journey on the Pondering and Piddling blog.
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?