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Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
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October: Holiday Countdown
Join us for our news links, searches and Bing's daily feature. Tinkering is fun. We continue to tinker.

How many days until:
New Years

Our Bing Daily Feature

A close up of a moth is the screenie. The first click takes us to the saturniidae moth page. The seconf click takes us to the moth's home in pictures. We can visit Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. Our final click is full of videos explaining why bugs are attracted to light.

Nobel Prize Week

The Nobel Prizes are being announced this week at For past years or lists of the many laureates, by category or year, this page is your starter: The first prize was announced Monday. We will follow the continuing stories on each prize at BING.

Baseball: The Playoffs

The 2015 baseball season wild cards are determined. Playoffs began Tuesday with the4 first wild card game. Houston Astros are in, the Yankees are out. The American League has secured home field advantage for the World Series with the All Star win. For the playoffs in a more visual format, see the Postseason Picture.

This next search is the MLB links. The standings in each grouping are the easiest browse, and now represent the history of the season.

Catalan Independence?

The election in Catalonia represented a referendum on Catalonia Independence. The denials from Spain continue as the Spanish spin it as a failure. The Catalans call it a success. Once again talks are promised. If real talks happen the world will be surprised. There will be more.
The Catalonia independence movement and two more sources have the information: Catalonia v Spain Independence and to our frequent checking. It does appear to be updated daily.


ESPN College:
FOX College:
NFL Home:

Too many ads remove CBS Sports from our list for checking NCAA: Football scores. They do clearly list all televised games. We'll keep it for that reason alone.

Best New Movie Promo

BING will be following the journey in the movie The Martian. This should be worth looking at over the next week or two. Video clips are included.

Presidential Politics

Bing gathers the candidates and news in one URL:


The UN and other governments are still dancing around State sponsored terrorism. The latest news on Iran.

Boo Bear has a Bad Day

Spread the word. Tell your friends that the free Smashwords version of Boo Bear has a Bad Day is now available and shipping to the different e-tailers and could be in your favorite ebook store right now. You will always find it at Smashwords at the link below. Now approved for the Smashwords Premium Catalog, our illustrated edition to read to children of Boo Bear has a Bad Day is located at As always, reviews would be appreciated!

The Announcement

The Election is available with the release of the first book in the new series: The Announcement. This is a political adventure series on elections with strange twists and a few unbelievable events. Conspiracies will begin to break through in the second volume. Stay tuned! You can get your free copy of the first volume at

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!

Boo Bear has a Bad Day, an illustrated book for children, is located at

The Announcement is an action adventure conspiracy. You can get your free copy of the first volume in The Election series at

The FREE, nonfiction book, Having Fun Reading Aloud, shows how anyone can build skills and help others by reading aloud to yourself and to others. The focus is building relationships and having fun. Grab your free copy at

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 (

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 for .99 cents.

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
I've gone through every link and updated my page. It's good for a while!

October 14, 2014 debuted My fourth, earlier version of a music videos page.

Here is a Bing search for music, just type in a name after the word videos to see what you can find.

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.

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):

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. It does appear to be updated daily.

Hong Kong Protests

American protests in the news.

Catch up on the Ancient World

Publications Information

US customers can get our ebooks free at
Having fun Reading Aloud 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.


The Supreme Court Current Session

The Supremes continue 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:


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.

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 2015 on Bing. Armed Forces Day 2016
Memorial Day 2016
Flag Day 2016
Independence Day 2016

News Whenever

The Majors
The Minors

Most Biased News

The Extreme Views:
Conservative: FOX News
Liberal: The Daily Kos:

News Wherever: USA

Los Angeles Now: LA Now We will search for a few others too.
Our Neighbors
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

Belize, latest news
Guatemala, latest news
Honduras, latest news
Nicaragua, latest news
Costa Rica
Costa Rica, latest news
Panama, latest news

News Wherever:SA

We start with news in English from South America.


Other Worlds

NASA Pluto flyby

The Tallest Peaks

This image search, tallest+peaks. The magic is in the form used.

US National Parks

US National Parks has a nice search.

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CVN's Voyage
by jdb_educator, Editor

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