The alleged attacker from the Strasbourg Christmas market was called from Germany immediately before the crime, according to a media report. Cherif Chekatt, however, did not answer the phone, the rbb’s Inforadio reported on Wednesday evening, referring to intelligence services. It is unclear who called him and why. Chekatt had been sentenced to two years and three months in prison in 2016 for double burglary in Germany. One year later he was deported to France. He is said to have killed three people and injured twelve others in an attack at the Strasbourg Christmas market on Tuesday evening.
(Oh look! Penn & Teller are right! But that’s easy to understand as the source was Norman Borlaug. An actual food scientist and geneticist.)
A new international study into the impact of agricultural land use on climate change has found organic food production is worse for the climate than conventional farming, due to the fact that it needs greater areas of land to grow produce.
The new research developed a novel metric for calculating the carbon footprint of specific land use. Called a “carbon benefits index,” this calculation measures the agricultural output of a given hectare of land in terms of volume of product and carbon dioxide emissions.
Homing in on the differences between organic food production and conventional food production, the study concludes that due to organic farming’s inefficient yields, it generally results in a greater environmental impact than conventional farming methods.
The following video was intended for the strident organic foodies.
3. Gilets Jaunes Won’t Stop Until Macron’s Gone
They’re usually called the Brussels police. Now some may call them the Thought Police. Whatever the case, they recently arrested the driver of a Hungarian-government-commissioned van — because they didn’t like the anti-migration message it bore. Welcome to 1984, effete social-justice-warrior style.
As EuroNewsreports, “Hungary’s government accused the Belgian capital of trying to censor it on Thursday after a van it commisioned [sic] to drive through Brussels with a billboard linking migration to terrorist attacks was stopped by police.”
“Zoltan Kovacs, Hungarian secretary of state for international communications and relations, made the accusation in a video posted on Facebook. He said the truck had been stopped by police on December 5 and that the driver had been arrested,” the site continued.
Brussels police did confirm that the action was taken, but wouldn’t reveal what charges, if any, were brought against the driver. Some may suspect, however, that the offense was a DWT: Driving While Truthful.
A young woman from the US who moved to the Netherlands to study after a family tragedy has been stabbed to death in her student complex in Rotterdam.
Sarah Papenheim, 21, was found dying in her lodgings in the city’s Kralingen district on Wednesday, and armed police later seized a suspect in another city.
She was studying psychology at Erasmus University, having been affected by her brother’s suicide some years ago.
Ms Papenheim was also a gifted drummer, well known on Minnesota’s music scene.
(It goes on like this for quite a while. And though its good that the victim gets the attention in a way, I suppose for the family who must be gutted by this, it does no one any favours if we cannot show it to our own daughters and family and say “this is why you do not get muslim roommates”.)
Dit is beeld van de arrestatie van een 23-jarige Rotterdammer. Hij is in Eindhoven op het perron aangehouden op verdenking van het doodsteken van een vrouw in Rotterdam. pic.twitter.com/MC4TJdyoDe
— RTL Nieuws (@RTLnieuws) December 12, 2018
6. uranium One explained:
7. China Uncensored, the people who made the video above, gives persuasive evidence that Youtube is manipulating user counts and views dishonestly.
Facebook video of what he said when all the mics were off, and he spoke to a crowd that moved in to hear him.
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