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Mass Vax Rollout in Eatonville a Success

By Bruce A. Smith The first mass inoculation program conducted in Eatonville rolled out Saturday, January 30, without any major gaffes or interruptions. One-thousand individuals received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at the event, held at the Eatonville … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Vaccines Arrive in Eatonville

By Bruce A. Smith The Covid-19 vaccine has come to Eatonville. Kirk’s Pharmacy on Mashel Ave has confirmed this week that it is currently giving the vaccine to individuals in the group known as “1-A.” These folks are emergency and … Continue reading

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Netflix Favorites – My top TV shows and Films

By Bruce A. Smith I’m heavy into spy thrillers, cerebral dramas, and comedies with redeeming social values. Some of these shows have been on my movie lists in the past, but they have updated seasons, or compelling dramatic reasons to … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – The Fingerprint Conundrum

By Bruce A. Smith The fingerprints are perhaps the most convoluted issue in Norjak. To date there is no definitive statement from the FBI that declares how many fingerprints they have, what kinds of fingerprints in terms of palm prints, … Continue reading

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Predictions for the election and Covid – the arrival of “Grampa Joe”

By Bruce A. Smith Here on the day before the official “Election Day” of November 3, I’d like to post my predictions for the 2020 Election: Biden will win the national count by 12 million, and take the presidency with … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – What if he didn’t jump?

By Bruce A. Smith No one actually saw DB Cooper leave the plane, so we do not know with absolute certainty that he parachuted away. Is it possible that DB Cooper didn’t jump? Did he crawl into a space above … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – An Introduction, from a nearly 50-year persective

By Bruce A. Smith On Wednesday, November 24, 1971, the day before Thanksgiving, a middle-aged man named Dan Cooper – but who was later to be known as DB Cooper – hijacked a Northwest Orient 727 airliner as it departed … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Assessing the FBI’s investigation

By Bruce A. Smith The FBI is arguably the world’s best investigatory organization. So, why can’t they solve the DB Cooper case? I asked former SA Gary Tallis that question, and his reply surprised me: “Because they haven’t found a … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Early Suspects, and the Cooper Vortex

By Bruce A. Smith Newly released FBI documents have shed new light on the early suspects in the DB Cooper case. Here are some of the latest findings: Besides the hundreds of confessions, there have been over a thousand suspects … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Re-visiting Tina Mucklow, the primary witness to the skyjacking that has never been solved

By Bruce A. Smith The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming 3rd Edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking: Tina Mucklow is the most enigmatic figure in the DB Cooper … Continue reading

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