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Bob McCarty’s Weekly Recap: Dec. 28-Jan. 3

Though it was, admittedly, a lighter-than-usual week at BobMcCarty.com, I think my offerings during the past seven days justify further attention in the weekly recap below:

Putting together jigsaw puzzles during the holidays would be more fun IF Butters, my office assistant, would help.

Putting together jigsaw puzzles during the holidays would be more fun IF Butters, my office assistant, would help.

One day after speculating about the cause of another Malaysia-owned jetliner’s disappearance, I began reading DIE TRYING by Lee Child Sunday, Dec. 28 and worked on a jigsaw puzzle with Butters, my office assistant.

On Monday, Dec. 29, I followed up a stimulating Facebook conversation by wondering if Bill Cosby might be innocent until proven guilty.

On Tuesday, Dec. 30, I raised a question — Does ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Label Apply to OKC Bombing? — before sharing news about a lawsuit filed by a fallen Marine’s family members.

On New Year’s Eve, I shared an excerpt from my first nonfiction book about a falsely-accused and wrongly-convicted Army Green Beret before going to bed at 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

I began Day One of the New Year by sharing video about a four-year investigation into a “policing for profit” scam in Tennessee and followed up by sharing the latest review of my just-released crime-fiction novel, The National Bet.

Though I spent most of the day Friday, Jan. 2, working on my next fiction novel, a sequesl to The National Bet, I found time to share some college football championship humor aimed primarily at folks from my home state, Oklahoma.

Unless something pressing comes up Saturday, Jan. 3, I’ll spend most of my working hours in much the same fashion as I did the day before.

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Another Malaysia-Owned Jetliner Reported Missing!

News broke late Saturday night about another Malaysia-owned jetliner disappearing over water, and I couldn’t help but recall what I had shared in a status update on my Facebook page Friday afternoon.

In a Facebook status update Friday, I expressed concern upon reading an Examiner.com article.

In a Facebook status update Friday, I expressed concern upon reading an Examiner.com article.

First, the news:  The New York Times reported late Saturday an Airbus A320-200 jetliner owned by AirAsia was carrying six crew and 155 passengers, including 16 children and one infant, when ground control lost contact with the aircraft shortly after takeoff from Indonesia’s Surabaya Airport en route to Singapore. NBC News reported the aircraft involved was designated Flight QZ8501.

Logically, my first thoughts after hearing the news revolved around whether there might be a connection between this aircraft incident and the one that took place March 8 when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-370 disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. My second thought, however, centered upon what I had written in my aforementioned Facebook status update Friday after reading an Examiner.com article about President Barack Obama’s latest golf partner, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Along with a link to the Examiner.com article, I shared the words below:

To date, I have not attempted to make a connection between President Obama and the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 more than nine months ago. And then I read this article.

Of course, evidence to suggest any connection between today’s aircraft incident and the men involved in the golf outing has yet to surface and, indeed, may never surface. Does such evidence exist? That’s a question for the ages.

Stay tuned for updates!

UPDATE 12/28/2014 at 8:19 a.m. Central: Some news outlets, such as BBC, are reporting there were 162 souls on board instead of 161.

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