Woman’s ‘unrecognisable’ body discovered in funeral home three years after she was meant to have been cremated | The Independent

The “unrecognisable” body of a woman has been discovered at a South Carolina funeral home, three years after she was meant to have been cremated.

A complaint about the excessive amount of time the body had been stored for was filed by a former employee, sparking an investigation by the coroner’s office.

Spartanburg County Coroner, Rusty Clevenger, said they had since identified the woman as 63-year-old Mary Alice Pitts Moore, who died of natural causes in March 2015.

source: Woman’s ‘unrecognisable’ body discovered in funeral home three years after she was meant to have been cremated | The Independent

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Woman drives into White House barricade, claims fiance is president | IOL News

Washington – The Tennessee woman who police said attempted to drive her vehicle into a White House barricade yelled out in court during her initial hearing Saturday: “My fiance is the president.”

Jessica Ford, 35, of La Vergne, Tennessee, was arrested by Secret Service officers Friday shortly after the incident which began around 3 p.m., when she attempted to drive her white van into a barricade. According to court documents, authorities say Ford, while sitting behind the wheel, was also holding what appeared to have been a handgun.

Officers at the scene Friday, according to the documents, ordered Ford multiple times to drop the gun. Ford refused. An officer reached through the driver’s side window and removed the gun from her hands. Ford then refused to exit the vehicle, at which point officers pulled her out through the window and placed her under arrest.

Source: Woman drives into White House barricade, claims fiance is president | IOL News

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The ‘scripted’ town-hall question: A CNN non-scandal – The Washington Post

People criticize CNN all the time, on social media, on television, on the radio. Most of it fizzles. However: When a survivor of a horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla., criticizes the 24/7 network for alleged misfeasance in handling the issue of gun violence, a local story takes an immediate hop to the national stage.

Source: The ‘scripted’ town-hall question: A CNN non-scandal – The Washington Post

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InfoWars’ main YouTube channel is two strikes away from being banned – CNN

(CNN)InfoWars, a far-right media organization run by Alex Jones and known for peddling unfounded conspiracy theories, is on thin ice with YouTube after it posted a video that portrayed the survivors of the Parkland school shooting as actors.

The Alex Jones Channel, Infowar’s biggest YouTube account, received one strike for that video, a source with knowledge of the account told CNN. YouTube’s community guidelines say if an account receives three strikes in three months, the account is terminated.
That video focused on David Hogg, a strong voice among survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The attention has given him a powerful platform — but it has also made him the subject of demonstrably false conspiracy theories that claim he’s so skilled as a public speaker that he must be a paid actor.

Source: InfoWars’ main YouTube channel is two strikes away from being banned – CNN

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Artist Ai Weiwei visited Puerto Rico as part of research into mass migration – NBC News

ISABELA, Puerto Rico — Internationally acclaimed artist and Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, known for his work motivated by social justice issues, recently traveled to Puerto Rico to witness the impact of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, including on the people left behind.

“Many people realize artists can be a positive force for seeking the truth, for making social change, and for making political change,” Ai told NBC News in an exclusive interview during a research trip to Puerto Rico at the end of December.

For Ai, the mass migration of desperate people from their homes has long been among the humanitarian and political themes that have defined his sculpture, installations, photography, film projects.

Source: Artist Ai Weiwei visited Puerto Rico as part of research into mass migration – NBC News

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The war on apathy over America’s wars – Salon.com

Our report’s revelations were, I thought, dramatic, largely unknown to the American public, and another reason to demand a conclusion to our never-ending wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They were also a significant black mark against the private contracting companies that, for years now, have profited so greatly from those wars. Nonetheless, the report got next to no coverage, as has often been the case when it comes to human suffering in those war zones (at least when the sufferers are not U.S. soldiers).

Do Americans really not care? That, at least, seems to have been the judgment of the many journalists who received our press release about the report.

Source: The war on apathy over America’s wars – Salon.com

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13 Ways Public Schools Incubate Mental Instability In Kids

Why doesn’t anyone investigate the toxic effects of today’s bureaucrat-run mega-schools in the wake of a school shooting? It’s high time we place a share of the blame there.

Apologists for these noxious systems continue to shift blame for their failures using the media, various left-wing lobbies, and the kids themselves as programmed mouthpieces for statist agendas like gun control. Meanwhile, they keep feeding the beast by mass institutionalizing kids.

Source: 13 Ways Public Schools Incubate Mental Instability In Kids

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