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Our Publications are full of creativity, exploration, resources, and having fun . Today is Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Welcome to October!

Today's News

Join us as we look at Bing's picture of Seudre France. See the "Comet of the Century". Wave to the NSA, People! Track the Shutdown: Day 1: As the games continue, and Obamacare Begins today, anyway! Have you looked at your exchange?

BING Picture of the Day

Today Bing's picture of Seudre France. We check this feature almost daily and continue to be impressed with the beauty found around the world. Take a look at one or more of these GREAT pictures.

"Comet of the Century"

ISON is taking a Mars Flyby today

And if you haven't explored the features of Wunderground, pot in your local area and look around!

Wave to the NSA, People

We just had to keep this! After all this is the month for horrors, terrors, scary things that go bump in the night. You know that Congress has started the Halloween season early. Oh yeah, and incidentally, our Facebook connections are being mapped! can't forget the NSA.

Obamacare Exchanges Operating Today

Actually several rules are already in effect. The Affordable Care Act is the law that created Insurance exchanges which opened for business on October 1. "Even with a government shutdown, the exchanges will open as scheduled on Oct. 1. The money the federal government is using to run them doesn't rely on appropriations from Congress." Read More: (our search parameters)

Looking for one Exchange, and showing you how to search for yours: (our State Exchange search)

Tracking the Shutdown: Day 1: As the games continue

Costs? Up to a billion dollars a day...300 million expected cost for today. But Congress will get paid, so no worries right?

Congressional popularity hits all time low. Ten percent! Even below car salesmen.

USA Today: Video and FIVE things you need to know about the shutdown:
Shutting down the US government begins tomorrow:
NBC: What might happen with the shutdown:
From the Guardian:
CNN:17 PICTURES: Hot Potato: The pictures are a who is who in this battle. There are also 4 videos and one story. Each picture has its own sidebar story.
the Congressional Research Service had determined the health care reforms would be funded even if there was government shutdown "because there are alternate sources of revenue that could be used to keep it going.

CNN: Double Doomsday Shutdown
ABC: That shutdown? Oh and remember the Debt default on October 17. Put THAT on your calendar too.

Fake Filibuster from Cruz:
Ah the rules... Will Ted Cruz Shut down the Government?
New polls:
  • Politico:
  • Huffington: Rasmussen Poll:
    We went poll searching and add this one on general approval ratings:

    The stories will continue to harass us all on our fav news networks. Can we sue? The politicians continue to screw around with OUR country. Will OUR government shutdown? September 30 is the date, but shutdown planning is how our tax dollars are getting spent. Too many politicians don't really care. All they care about is getting their own way. When did we start electing 2 yr. olds to Congress? Oh YEAH... at the Tea Party. We just didn't know it was the Mad Hatter's Tea Party! And for that matter, do you the voter really care?

    Shutdown, etc., etc. :

    Obamacare or the Affordable heath care act continues to be of importance to consumers, business, and politicians. We have two stories, one on Walgreen going to private health care exchanges and one story for consumers on basics we all WILL need to know.

    . OBAMACARE for Consumers:
    ABC: Q & A on Health Care

    Clinton Global Initiative: A conversation on Health Care
    This is a 57 minute video that provides more explanation on the Affordable Health Care Act. It clearly explains budget impact, the hopes, some concerns, and is a sales video too.

    ABC's simple slideshow explanation. It is worth the look. news reports are showing that costs are below the expected costs. The Insurance Game appears to be all about the amount of the deductable to my eyes...

    Our earlier story on Obamacare:


    The Comics change Daily! Sadly the second site does not present as much initial content with the editorial cartoons.

    Real Poverty in America

    NBC has featured this for months. With the political games in Washington, it is time our readers looked at how much worse it can get. The real question is WHY we don't deal with real problems instead of creating and fabricating unnecessary ones. We understand that there are real, dedicated people working on poverty, violence and many other significant issues that affect us here in America, and also in incredible numbers around the world.

    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.




    Older Projects

    We do have several older, ongoing projects that need work on and they are listed below. Each will be changing over the next year. We will alert you when each is ready. Anyone want to help?

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    by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

    The Weekly News has served as an Emergency Notification System URL for information relating to Cybertown:
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    Our Alternate Daily location has long been (2012-2013) located at:
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    Browser Use and Navigation

    As we experimented browser use with HTML 5, we discovered that Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Slimbrowser work very well. Internet Explorer always asks us to run Active X script, then does a good job once that is approved. Without the Active X script running, the page reformats incorrectly. We suspect that may not be true with newer versions, but IE 8 is the latest edition we can currently use. Anyone using a different browser, we would love to hear from you about your experience browsing our pages.

    We Are Recruiting Writers, Graphic Artists, Tech specialists and Collaborators!

    Sure, it's a dream! We all have dreams. Everyone wants something and we are no different.

    We are currently looking for all the free help we can get. Over the years, we have discovered a lot of talented people who never thought they could write, edit, or have the fun of producing web stories people would read. We offer free training and publishing opportunities.

    We have always recruited. and always will. Unpaid jobs are ALWAYS available.

    There is always the possibility that we will come up with a project idea that will pay, and participants in such a project would also get paid. So bring your dreams and let's chat!

    See our "You Can Contact us" section for ways to get in touch. The section is located at the very top in the left column. Once you contact us, we also have Skype and a phone # for possible follow up.

    CVN's New Voyage
    by jdb_educator, Editor

    The number of our publications and possibly sites will expand as new writers, bloggers, and commentators join us. Each project we create or in which we are involved will have its own page linked to the indexes of our publications.

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