Ryan J. Farrick

Ryan Farrick is a freelance writer and small business advertising consultant based out of mid-Michigan. Passionate about international politics and world affairs, he’s an avid traveler with a keen interest in the connections between South Asia and the United States. Ryan studied neuroscience and has spent the last several years working as an operations manager in transportation logistics.


Man Arrested and Held on Terrorism Charges Following Attack at London Mosque

A middle-aged man from Wales is believed to behind a terrorist attack which left one dead and injured elven outside a London mosque early Monday morning. Editor’s note: A reader informs us that Osborne is not Welsh. The Guardian states that he was born in Singapore, and that his mother, sister, and nephew currently live in Weston



Airlines Complaints Have Risen 70% From Last Year, Says DoT

A government report shows airline complaints have risen 70% over last April’s numbers, driven in part by a series of high-profile cases involving abused passengers. Complaints for April 2017 totaled in at a staggering 1,909, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation summary picked by The New York Times. April was a particularly tumultuous month



Democrats Urge FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Curb Straight-to-Voicemail Practices from Telemarketers, Debt Collectors

Democratic Senators are urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to curb the practice of telemarketers using straight-to-voicemail technology to bypass consumers’ ringtones. The Hill reports that Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal, both of Connecticut, penned a letter together with Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and other legislators, requesting Pai not permit companies to ‘leave messages



Audio Leak Reveals Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull Mocking Trump at Annual Dinner

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull may have placed himself on the wrong side of Donald Trump after a leaked tape caught him mocking the president. Turnbull was entertaining guests at a closed-door speech to journalists and legislators. Called the Midwinter Ball, the event is akin to the White House’s annual correspondents dinner. Although reporters in


Angry Parents, Human Rights Group Sue Georgia’s Worth County Sheriff’s Office For Groping Hundreds of Teens in Drug Sweep

A human rights organization is filing a lawsuit against Georgia’s Worth County Sheriff’s Office after 900 students were searched by law enforcement officers in an unannounced and unprecedented drug sweep. The incident prompting the suit occurred midway through April. Several dozen police officers converged on the school without advance notice, ordering students into hallways and


Michigan House of Representatives Passes Laws Promising Harsh Punishment for Female Genital Mutilation

The Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill that includes increased penalties for individuals found guilty of participating in female genital mutilation. The package of bills ups the punishment dictated by federal law. With bipartisan support behind the law, legislators made performing or coordinating female genital mutilation a state felony with a maximum sentence of