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Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
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Join us for our news links, searches and Bing's daily feature. We continue to tinker. We added a new section on the left to develop, "Other Worlds". We will follow Pluto there.

Our Bing Daily Feature

http://www.bing.com/?form=MSNBNV

A film clip of the Giant Panda sleeping sets the stage for today's adventure. The first link sends us to pictures of Panda cubs. The second click sends us to videos studying Pandas. The final click is a page on their basic food, bamboo.

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics return to the US. They started in Los Angeles. The daily news stories are uplifting.

Iran

The UN and other governments are still dancing around State sponsored terrorism. Only politicians running for office are offering answers: no treaty, and bomb them, get the most news. Iran is challenging the world. We will be following this story through the Congressional debate and vote. News reports will detail this agreement over time. The battles against the agreement are the current news cycle fodder. News search: Iran Treaty 2015, latest news.

Greece

Questions remain. Bloomberg is going on hiatus, until the next default worry. Bloomberg.com has the best short take we've seen. We also pick up the news stories from this search on the Greek debt crisis .

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 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/531747

Baseball

The 2015 baseball season is ready to move into division battles through the rest of the season. Who will move on into the playoffs will soon become the discussion with months left to go before the playoffs start. The America league has secured home field advantage for the World Series. Each game is a story line. This search is MLB links. The standings in each grouping are easier to browse, for us. The individual stories could provide fodder for dozens of books.

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 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/531747

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 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491704

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 (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/450335)

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 Amazon.com 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: 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
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.
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

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.

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. It does appear to be updated daily.

Hong Kong Protests

American protests in the news.

Catch up on the Ancient World http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/archives/ancient-world/

Publications Information

US 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.

Politics

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 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/

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.
http://www.cbsnews.com/feature/obamacare/

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?

http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Heroes/ --- http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Memorials/ ---



Remember

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
CNN: http://cnn.com/
NBC: http://www.nbcnews.com/
CBS:http://www.cbsnews.com/
ABC: http://abcnews.go.com/
USA:http://www.usatoday.com/
The Minors
http://www.world-newspapers.com/alternative-news.html

Most Biased News

The Extreme Views:
Conservative: FOX News http://www.foxnews.com/
Liberal: The Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/#

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: http://www.radioguide.fm/internet-radio-canada/680news
680 News site (fun to explore):http://www.680news.com/

Mexico
Mexico News search

Central America

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

News Wherever:SA

We start with news in English from South America.

Columbia
http://colombiareports.co/
Brazil
http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/tag/brazil-news/

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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