Collected Virtual News
You'll also find previous stories, ongoing stories, links to more, and to the searches we follow. Don't forget the comics. We've added our links to our published ebooks to the right column and at the bottom. We will add each publication as soon as published. We also moved the free Metropolitan art downloads to the right.
Our Daily NewsWe continue to scrutinize our news sources. Changes are coming. BBC Today: runs about 1:30 with the ad: The audio continues to start before the video, and before the commercial.
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.
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/
CNN "5 things" Archive: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/category/headlines/5-things-to-know-for-your-new-day/ USA Today Right Now: http://www.usatoday.com/rightnow/?q=home
USA Today Home: http://www.usatoday.com/ NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/ 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 CBS:http://www.cbsnews.com/ 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/
WW1Take a look at the latest picture from Bing http://www.bing.com/?form=MSNBNV
This Newfoundland memorial, the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial trenches on the Somme are quiet now. But on July 1, 1916, it wasn't. "The Battle of the Somme was the regiment's first major engagement, and during an assault that lasted approximately 30 minutes the regiment was all but wiped out." Wikipedia says. You can read more about this Canadian regiment from Wikipedia and other sources. World War 1 began today, July 28, 1914. Tactics changed with the technology. Note in this video the comments on the use of poison gas. Then think of Syria.
Le Tour EndsVincenzo Nibali is the first Italian to win Le Tour de France in 16 years. Day by day the videos, results, and schedule are available. Are you watching? Before the men arrive in Paris women will race a section of le tour for the first time. Read how that happened from the New York Times in our Tour de France search which offers you news sources and stories.
New Sport?Our bets are this sport will never make it to the Olympics. But we can't wait for the video of someone trying it in their own back yard!
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/#
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
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 a constant news attack point until January's budget talks take front stage, center again: http://www.cbsnews.com/feature/obamacare/ b>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:
http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=storms%2C+typhoons%2C+latest+news+2014 Hurricanes: Edited:
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 MT. This Sci-fi/adventure series is just beginning and several more episodes are planned. In July he expects to publish his first story for children: Boo Bear: Stories to read to Children
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?