Author: James Riley - page 5

The Need for Better Hoaxes Is Real

St. Louis, MO  • ICBTS News In the wake of horribly anti-black racist graffiti that inspired a student walk-out, participants expressed sadness, confusion and renewed resolve upon finding that the horribly backward white supremacist thought to have done this was, in fact, black. School Superintendent Keith Marty reported the troubling conclusion of the district’s investigation. “The..

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The Burden of Too Many Podiums

In the era of blogs and podcasts and independent, streaming news, I’ve been hesitant to agree when people blame “the media” for our problems.  Personally,  I can’t imagine taking CNN or MSNBC’s word for anything.  I certainly don’t agree with everything I hear on Fox and I can’t imagine slogging through a daily diet of..

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Thousands of Taliban Trapped in New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand  • ICBTS News “They are coming in space suits, with needles!” Visibly frightened Taliban fighters huddled by the thousands, behind the high, razor wire fence of Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand Saturday, unable to find safe passage back to Afghanistan and safety. Abdul-Fattah Ahmadi, 27, scanned the distant hills for signs of..

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