In many ways, 2013 has been an exciting, strange, productive and fulfilling year. Below, I share some of the reasons behind those descriptive words in my Top 10 Stories of 2013:
#10. Retired Navy SEAL Fears Loss of Liberty, Subjugation to Socialists – A retired Navy SEAL wrote to me a heartfelt message in which he explained that “our liberty is shrinking faster than most folks think and this regime is setting itself up to subjugate us all… Please read and forward to anyone who you think gives a shit about losing this country to socialists.”
#9. A Lot of People Are Interested in USDA Disaster Plans for Rabbits – Twenty-four hours after a story I wrote went viral, I shared details of who had shown interest in my story about an out-of-control government attacking a magician and his three-pound rabbit with unnecessary regulations.
#8. Army Officer’s Attorneys File Supreme Court Petition – I offered details of how a new team of those legal experts filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of former Army Ranger 1LT Michael C. Behenna, a wrongly-convicted Soldier about whom I’ve written more than 60 posts since June 4, 2009.
#7. Are FBI Informants Working Inside America’s Churches? – I asked this headline-shaping question regarding Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue’s motion to learn whether the FBI has informants working inside American churches.
#6. Boston Marathon Bombing Videos – Report: Saudi National Under Guard at Boston Hospital!!! – A throwback to my blogging days, this post featured several videos like the one below.
#5. Family Member of Fallen Marine Praises THE CLAPPER MEMO – MaryLiz Grossetto, the aunt of Greg Buckley Jr., a 21-year-old Marine lance corporal who died following a “Green-on-Blue” attack in Afghanistan Aug. 10, 2012, wrote a strong review of THE CLAPPER MEMO.
#4. Special Ops Vets Plan Rally on Capitol Steps – Capt. Larry W. Bailey, a former commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs Training Program, a co-founder of Special Operations Speaks and one of the folks who’ve endorsed my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, asked me to share an important message about a rally calling for an investigation into the cover-up of four American deaths at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
#3. EXTORTION 17: Former Army Green Beret Offers His Take on Deadly Navy SEALs Mission – A former Army Green Beret, shared his expert observations and raised some serious questions about the extremely-controversial mission.
#2. Brother of Murder Victim Seeks Details of FBI’s ‘Sensitive Informant Program’ – In this story, I shared how Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue filed a motion asking a federal judge to determine whether he is entitled to limited discovery into the FBI’s “Sensitive Informant Program.”
#1. USDA Tells Magician to Write Disaster Plan for His Rabbit — On June 28, I broke the story about Marty Hahne (a.k.a., “Marty the Magician”) being told by officials at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that he had to write a disaster plan for the three-pound rabbit he uses in his magic act. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for the story to go viral. It wasn’t long before a lot of people — John Stossel and Rush Limbaugh among them — helped this hare-raising story go viral.
If you enjoyed these stories, other Year in Review 2013 stories and the rest of what I shared online in 2013, you’ll love reading my nonfiction books, Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO. Both are available for ordering in paperback and ebook versions at Amazon.com. Order today!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!