Bob McCarty’s Top 10 of 2013

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:

Retired navy SEAL#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.

FBI Informants in Churches?#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.

Special Ops Vets#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.”

Marty Hahne Scoop#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 peopleJohn 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.comOrder today!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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