NSA Knows, But I Don’t: Have You ‘Liked’ THE CLAPPER MEMO’s Facebook Page?

While National Security Agency officials might already know the answer to this question, I’m going to ask it anyway: Have you “LIKED” THE CLAPPER MEMO on Facebook? If not, below is a sampling of what you’ve missed so far today:

Fox News Honduras

Re: Fox News article — When I read that the government of Honduras is going to use polygraph exams to weed out cops with ties to organized crime, I couldn’t help but think of how well (NOT!) that has worked in Mexico.

In my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I devote an entire chapter to crime in Mexico and how one many used a non-polygraph tool to send some 450 members of Mexican drug and kidnapping cartels to prison for an average of 28 years each. Details about the book at http://TheClapperMemo.com/.

NBC Open Channel NSA

Re: NBC News article: I found it amazing how, three days ago, NBC News was so quick to “carry the water” for the Obama Administration on the matter of data collection by the nation’s intelligence agencies. I’m not so quick to do that. Find out why in my book, THE CLAPPER MEMO. Details at http://TheClapperMemo.com/.

NYT Leaker Booz Allen Hamilton

Re: The New York Times article: It must have been somewhat unpleasant when Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. learned an employee of a company for which he once worked released information about his Intelligence Community’s collection of massive amounts of private data.

Also unpleasant for DNI Clapper is the content of my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, in which I connect the dots between a memo he issued while serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and hundreds of U.S. and Coalition Forces casualties in Afghanistan. Details at http://TheClapperMemo.com/.

Greeley Cop Polygraph

Re: Greeley (Colo.) Tribune article: I do not know the now-retired police officer highlighted in this story. I do, however, know that many of the high-level Department of Defense officials who make decisions about the use of polygraph technology inside DoD also operate polygraph exam businesses on the side. Deadly conflict of interest? That’s one of many controversial topics I cover in my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO. Details at http://TheClapperMemo.com/.

DEEP STATE by Marc Ambinder DB GradyRE: DEEP STATE: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry — Almost 200 pages into their book, authors Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady cite federal government experts as saying nothing better than the polygraph is available in the credibility assessment arena. Those so-called “experts” are not only wrong, but I prove it in my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO. Details at http://TheClapperMemo.com/.

Michigan Poly Law Article

Re: Michigan Capitol Confidential article — Officials with the Michigan Association of Polygraph Examiners are opposed to legislation that, if passed, would get rid of polygraph examiner licensing in that state.

In my book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I highlight one former Michigan resident’s work as a polygraph expert. In much the same manner as the MAPE folks don’t like the legislation, the man I highlight will not like my book — but you will.

Intrigued? Be sure to “LIKE” THE CLAPPER MEMO on Facebook, so you can keep up with the latest news, information and tidbits related to the book.

THE CLAPPER MEMO is available in paperback and ebook versions at Amazon.

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Obama Supporter Involved in Online Comment Controversy

A Barack Obama supporter in North Carolina admitted to me this afternoon that he wrote a now-controversial Facebook comment in which he stated that he had already voted four times and was planning to vote a fifth.  During the same conversation, however, he steadfastly denied having violated election laws or having plans to do so.

I became aware of the comment authored by someone named Jim Turner after a conservative blog with which I am not very familiar published a post featuring a captured image of the comment, the text of which appears below (minus names of the actual towns he named):

I have voted once in (name of town #1), once in (name of town #2), twice in  (name of town #3) and will vote in my precinct in (name of town #4), I will do whatever it takes to save our country from the world envisioned by Mitt and his fear mongering followers.  I do not want my granddaughter to have to re-fight the battles won by women 40 years ago or to make less than my grandson for performing the same work he does.  This election is not about taxing the wealthy.  It is about the American spirit and caring for our fellow man.  Let’s continue to move forward, not slip in the dark past.

Above the image was a link to the Facebook page of the Jim Turner alleged to be behind the comments.  When I visited that page, I found no evidence of the controversial  comment but did read a comment containing words that seemed to reference the controversial comment.  The words that appeared in the second comment are shown below:

“I posted a comment to Jami’s page earlier today and it now lives in cybersomewhere.  I can’t seem to get with the whole facebook thing.  I made bold comments on the future of my grandchildren under a Romney presidency and now it is gone.  I think my comments were deleted as part of a conspiracy inspired by some who see our national glass as half empty.”

When I looked for someone named Jami on the aforementioned Facebook page of Jim Turner in North Carolina, I found a “friend” by that name but nothing in the form of any recent, publicly-visible posts or comments by anyone named Jim Turner.

Still curious to learn more about this particular Jim Turner, I searched for him by name and city, careful to confirm that any address shown for him was also the address listed for his wife, a woman he describes in a section of his Facebook page as his “high school sweetheart.”  I was amazed at what turned up.

By clicking on one of the search results, I was lead to an Obama campaign website where I found this statement:  “Join us at the home of Jim and (wife’s name) Turner to make calls that will help re-elect President Obama.”  Below the statement was contact information(i.e., home address and phone number) for Jim Turner and his wife.

After I confirmed that the phone number shown matched one I had found on an online phone directory, I used it to try reaching Jim Turner.  After several tries today, I finally reached him at approximately 2:45 p.m. Central.

As stated above, the Jim Turner with whom I spoke admitted to writing the controversial comment but vehemently denied having actually voted more than once or having plans to do so.  When I changed the subject and asked if he and his wife have hosted any phone bank sessions for the Obama re-election effort, he politely ended our two-minute phone conversation without answering that question.

Editor’s Note:  Turner told me he has received death threats as a result of this controversy.  Because I do not condone death threats or harassment of any sort, I removed several links and other information from this piece so as to make it more difficult for anyone wishing to do harm to Turner to reach such an objective.

“BY HOOK OR BY CROOK” UPDATE 11/03/2012 at 7:36 p.m. Central:  NAACP operatives invade polling station in Houston.

“BY HOOK OR BY CROOK UPDATE 11/04/2012 at 8:16 a.m. Central:  538′s Nate Silver predicts Obama win.

UPDATE 11/04/2012 at 1:03 p.m. Central:  It appears that more than one news outlet has let the “genie” out of the bottle; therefore, I’m offering links to their stories here, here and here.  Note, my story is the only one that mentions the phone bank angle.

UPDATE 11/04/2012 at 9:17 p.m. Central:  So many conservative sites are sharing news about Jim Turner, but I remain the only one to share news about him hosting phone bank sessions for the Obama re-election campaign.  Now, I’ve added the photo above with Turner’s address and phone blocked out.

UPDATE:  Turner was cleared of wrongdoing, according to this report.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Special Ops Veterans’ Facebook Page Suspended

Mark Zuckerberg‘s social networking gurus at Facebook seem to think the men and women of Special Operations Speaks, who’ve spent much of their lives fighting on behalf of their fellow Americans do not deserve the freedom to exercise the rights guaranteed them under the First Amendment — at least, not when that exercise involves criticizing President Barack Obama days before an election about his mishandling of and lying about Sept. 11 events in Benghazi, Libya.

On Saturday, a Benghazi-focused meme (above) was posted on the organization’s website by Political Media Inc. President Larry Ward, the man who handles SOS social media and publicity efforts. It’s message: “Obama called the SEALs and they got Bin Laden. When the SEALs called Obama, they got denied.”

Twenty-four hours later, Ward was informed by Facebook monitors that he had violated Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities with the meme. As a result, the SOS account was suspended for 24 hours. At last check, the meme is back up on the SOS Facebook page.

Before the election next Tuesday, please consider donating to Special Operations Speaks and spread the word about how Obama denied assistance to people on the ground, including one U.S. ambassador and two former Navy SEALs, in Benghazi.

FYI: I applaud the guys at Special Operations Speaks for taking a courageous stand on this issue and also for endorsing my book, “Three Days In August,” which chronicles the life and wrongful conviction of former Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart. To learn more about the book, read this post on the SOS Noble Warriors webpage.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Nine Hours of Facebook Status Updates

With a little time to kill today, I decided to do something I’ve never done before — that is, share nine hours of status updates from my Facebook page, Bob McCarty Writes.  Here goes:

A destroyer commander’s failure to follow safety procedures during a gunnery exercise last month has given him the dubious distinction of being the 18th skipper fired by the Navy since January — a new annual record for the sea service.
My comment:  Is this a purge?


Most news reports about the Texas wildfires fail to mention three factors that might have played pivotal roles in reducing the size and scope of the disaster.
My comment:  Coincidence or something else?


NEWS 8 EXCLUSIVE”Once they realized how many were in there, one of the students started throwing stuff and screamed out,” said convenience store clerk C.J. Thomas. “Everything after that went crazy.”
My comment:  It used to be that convenience stores were among the most-dangerous places to work because of the robbery threat. Now, it’s the threat of mobs that make clerking more dangerous than ever.


Carrie Severino writes on NRO: Late last week Missouri’s judicial-nominating commission selected the three nominees from which Gov. Jay Nixon must choose the state’s next supreme-court justice. The nominees are: Judge Michael Manners (a Democratic contributor and former president of the Missouri Ass…
My comment:  MUST-READ ARTICLE for folks in MISSOURI.


Read ‘Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR’ on Yahoo! News. Police in Washington say hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered security guards and damaged railroad cars and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute.
My comment:  So, because they dumped grain instead of tea, shall we call the union thugs The Grain Party?


PALM BEACH, Fla. Even though he’s not running for the presidency and may not even be eligible for the office, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will someday hold the highest office in the land, according to talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. Sen. Marco Rubio…
My comment:  Sorry, but RUSH IS WRONG on this one. One month ago today, Paul R. Hollrah outlined why Marco Rubio (and Bobby Jindal) cannot be elected president. For details, see http://bobmccarty.com/?p=42315.


Oil industry study: Wider drilling would add 1 million jobs
A study commissioned by a major oil-industry lobbying group finds that federal policies to expand oil-and-gas development could add 1. 1 million U.
My comment:  Remember the campaign slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid!” Regardless of who’s running for office, it still applies.


Nixa man rejects settlement offer in bunny case
(AP) A southwest Missouri man has declined a federal offer to drop a $90,643 penalty if he agrees to stop breeding and selling rabbits and guinea pigs, in a case that drew national attention and intervention from a U.S. senator. The USDA, which oversees animal sales, said Dollarhite sold 619 ani…
My comment:  It seems the Associated Press has finally caught wind of the “Rabbit Police” story I first reported May 19 [http://bobmccarty.com/?p=39536] and, most recently, here: http://bobmccarty.com/?p=41904.


Obama Preparing for Martial Law During Hyperinflation, Says NIA

My comment:  He wouldn’t deliberately cause hyperinflation to happen, would he?


As more and more facts surface, the federal government’s raids on two Gibson Guitar factories are looking more and more like politically-motivated operations.
My comment:  Gibson Guitar Corp. CEO = Republican; Gibson workers = non-union; and wood used to make guitars = same wood used by C.F. Martin Co. C.F. Martin CEO = Democrat; C.F. Martin workers = union; and wood used to make guitars = same wood used by Gibson. Any questions?


My comment:  This should turn your stomach.


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It’s Official: Bob McCarty is on Facebook

Facebook BadgeIt’s official, folks.  I created a Facebook account last night.

From among the 100 people to whom I extended friend requests, exactly half of them –  from as far away as Australia and Canada — have accepted those requests.

What does it mean exactly?  We’ll find out.

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