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Sunday, May 24, 2015.
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Memorial Day Weekend

Join us for our news links, searches and Bing's daily feature. We've been moving more links around. We continue to tinker.

BINGs New Search

We've already added the link to our "BINGs to Keep" story. This New National Park search will be fun to explore.

Indianapolis 500

The Big memorial weekend race is today. The Indianapolis 500 starts at noon ET Sunday. The race is televised on ABC.

Memorial Day

It's Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is officially celebrated Monday. Our link gives details. "Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans."

In our view, we should give thanks for those who served, and those who serve too. Each of these days, set aside through history, offer us specific days to remember and give thanks for what happens every day of the year. We give thanks every day and choose daily to Remember.

Ireland's Historic Vote

Ireland approved same sex marriage in the first national plebecite on the issue. An Australian minister is calling for a popular national vote on the issue in Australia.

Our Bing Daily Feature

A desert view screensaver sends us on the first click to Namibia and pictures of Sossusvlei in the sourthern Namib desert. Our second exploration is full of videos. The selected one is a marvelous time lapse of the Namid desert. Our third click today takes us to BIG Daddy or Dune 45. Because it references the Sesriem Gate, we added that search.

The Triple Crown

The Belmont remains the final jewel to be conquered. The excitement of last year is missing. American Pharoah has won the first and the second crowns. One more race to go. A Triple Crown winner is possible:
The Kentucky Derby
May 16: The Preakness
June 6: The Belmont

Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is underway. The Latest News search on the festival keeps us up to date. Cannes results in great publicity for soon to be released movies. The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival will continue from May 13-24 in 2015.

NBA Playoffs

The NBA has their playoff bracket online. Four teams remain in the hunt!

NHL Playoffs

The Stanley cup playoffs continue. The first matches were April 15. The conference finals are underway. Only four teams remain in the hunt. USA Today has the schedule. The USA click is working pretty well.
We are taking a look at a couple of other displays too, as the finals approach. This one, from the NHL, is a one page bracket, resizable.

This is the BING news search page on latest scores and other sites.

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

Baseball is Underway

The 2015 baseball season is underway. Each game is a story line. This search is MLB links. The standings in each grouping are easier to browse, for us.

NCAA Lacrosse Championships

Three days, three champions, The NCAA 2015 Lacrosse Championships. The action begins May 23-May 25. For the women, the 2015 Tournament ends May 24. Two Championships will be decided.

Bing has collected the stories for both men and women.

Explore Bing Wallpaper is an amazing gallery building BING's sixth year 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 also likely to find and see the previous days image selection.

Just in case OUR library doesn't work for you, here is a clean link that certainly should work. Go to The Bing Gallery (

Bing Features

Today we have a new BING feature. "Favorites" for saving pictures to an online folder join the feature set for this search engine. For those of us who play on Pinterest that could prove useful. Our biggest concern is how that will affect some of the wonderful searches BING has with their preset images. Time will answer that puzzle.

The Bing Predictions form

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!

The Announcement is the latest addition to publications. This is a 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 your own 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
October 14 debuted My fourth version of a music videos page. I've pretty much ignored it. 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.

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 search shows more arrests.

American protests in the news.

Catch up on the Ancient World

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.

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:


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:

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.
Memoral Day 2015
Veterans Day 2015 on Bing. Armed Forces 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.


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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