Attorney General William Barr, in an extended interview with CBS’s Jan Crawford.

I’m amused by people who make a living disclosing classified information including the names of intelligence operative wringing their hands about whether I can handle classified information…. Sometimes people can convince themselves that what they’re doing is in the higher interest, the better good.

They don’t realize that what they’re doing is really antithetical to the democratic system that we have. They start viewing themselves as the guardians of the people that are more informed and insensitive than everybody else.

They can– in their own mind, they can have those kinds of motives. And sometimes they can look at evidence and facts through a biased prism that they themselves don’t realize.

 

DeWayne Craddock

 

DeWayne Craddock: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

DeWayne Craddock, a public utilities engineer whose name frequently appeared on city notices, was named as the mass shooter who opened fire “indiscriminately” at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, killing 12 people and wounding others, in the nation’s latest horrific active shooter event.

The Wall Street Journal and CNN reported that Craddock was the shooter; Heavy confirmed the name through police scanner audio, which you can listen to later in this article (be forewarned that it is very disturbing). Officers named DeWayne Craddock as the shooter to dispatchers early on in their response. Craddock, who worked for the city of Virginia Beach, previously served in the Army National Guard, and he was a 1996 graduate of Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia, according to an old Daily Press newspaper article.

11 dead, 6 injured after shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center

If you have to go to a Level 1 Trauma Center. The ER at Norfolk General is one of them you want to go to. Don’t ask how I know.

Eleven people were killed and six people injured by a shooter at the city’s Municipal Center in Princess Anne on Friday afternoon, Virginia Beach police Chief Jim Cervera said.

The shooter was killed by police after firing at officers, he said. One officer was shot but his bullet-proof vest saved his life, Cervera said.

“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” Mayor Bobby Dwyer said. “The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbors and colleagues.”

The shooter was a current and long-time employee who had worked for the city in the public utilities department, Cervera said in a press conference Friday night.

The shooting started shortly after 4 p.m., just as workers were wrapping up their day and preparing to leave for the weekend.

Dale Gauding, a Sentara spokesman, said in an email that five patients went to Virginia Beach General, and one person arrived at the Level I Trauma Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in a Nightingale helicopter shortly after 6 p.m

Bill Barr Was Asked About Concern Trolling Over His Reputation

Proggies try this trick because it seems to work for them a lot of the time. When the target doesn’t care, they go even more crazy.

Since the release of the Mueller report in April, Attorney General Bill Barr has been attacked by the deranged Left for refusing to fall in line with their Russian collusion narrative. They panicked when he used the term “spying” to describe the action taken against the Trump campaign in 2016. He’s been accused of “protecting the president” and the salty language in Washington D.C. significantly ramped up after he announced an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.

Lamenting his actions, Democrats and their allies in the media have been feigning concern by asking, “But what about Barr’s reputation? His legacy?”

During an interview with CBS News from Alaska this week, Barr responded.

“Everyone dies and I am not, you know, I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that you know, immortality comes by, you know, having odes sung about you over the centuries, you know?” he said. “I am at the end of my career.”

This is Barr’s second time as Attorney General. He served in the same position under President George H.W. Bush. He was asked if he regrets taking up the job again. His answer was no.

“I love the Department of Justice, I love the FBI, I think it is important that we not, in this period of intense partisan feeling, destroy our institutions,” he said.

Maine Rep. justifies gun control laws because seeing man with hand in pocket scared her

Word is she’s a transplant from New York. Typical proggie trying to remake a state in their own image.

AUGUSTA – Rep. Victoria Morales told the Maine Legislature’s Judiciary Committee last Friday that seeing a man with his hand in his pocket enter her children’s school was terrifying and one of the reasons the Maine Legislature should pass gun control laws, according to the Bangor Daily News.

The statement was made as the Judiciary Committee voted down a series of gun control bills that sought to impose new restrictions on gun owners in Maine.

The Bangor Daily News characterized Rep. Morales’ statement as evidence that there is still an appetite among progressive Democrats for gun control laws, despite a reported compromise that will kill off most gun control proposals in Maine this year.

That compromise, made between Republicans and some Democrats, has dramatically reduced the prospect of significant gun control legislation passing in the current legislative session.

Rep. Morales, a Democrat, represents part of the city of South Portland in the Maine House. She is serving her first term in the Maine House of Representatives and is an attorney.

A glance at her voting record show she has voted mostly along party lines in this legislative session, including voting in favor of taxpayer funded abortions and to allow abortions to be performed in Maine without a doctor present.

 

Barack Obama: It’s Too Easy to Buy Machine Guns Online in the US

Lying and stupid at the same time. Nothing unusual for a demoncrap.

Former President Barack Obama demonstrates that, for the hoplophobic left, advocating for ever-more restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms is a fact-free endeavor.

Our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense. Anybody can buy any weapon at any time without much regulation.

They can buy it over the internet. They can buy machine guns. And for me, having to speak to parents who have lost a child, just two days or a day after it had happened, and not being able to assure them that that would change, that we would fix this….

I couldn’t bring their children back, but I couldn’t even promise them that we would change the laws so that this wouldn’t happen to somebody else’s children.

– President Barack Obama in Barack Obama says U.S. gun laws ‘don’t make sense’ and that it’s too easy to ‘buy machine guns online’ as he reveals Sandy Hook massacre was the ‘hardest day’ of his life

Swalwell Brings Reform Message to Gun-Loving Texas

HOUSTON (CN) – Gun safety is the most important issue of Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell’s presidential campaign. Texas is synonymous with the Second Amendment. The juxtaposition brought candor Wednesday from Houstonians who gave Swalwell their opinions on the gun debate.

Swalwell’s “gun violence listening tour” stopped off at a downtown Houston coffee shop, and the four-term California congressman did not stop traffic.

The shop’s baristas did not step away from their espresso machines to gawk. His name provoked a shoulder shrug from one of them, white noise between customers’ orders…

Sitting next to Swalwell on a sofa Wednesday, Hart asked the 15 people who’d gathered for the roundtable discussion to compare Congress’ response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to its response to mass shootings.

 

 

 

The Unstoppable 3D Gun Revolution Continues to Heat Up

Editors Note: AmmoLand News readers have reported that some CAD files from sites linked below have virus and malware hidden in them. As with all unknown files on the world wild web be sure your security and virus protection is up to date & hardened before downloading or visiting. Please re-read our series on internet security and virus protection.

The group “Deterrence Dispensed” has started distributing CAD files allowing people to 3D print firearms. Deterrence Dispensed is unlike that of Defense Distributed. Defense Distributed is a registered non-profit that was started by Cody Wilson. Their leaders are well known.

Deterrence Dispensed is a decentralized group. The group doesn’t have a real leadership structure, they do not have a physical address, and their real names are not known. It would be tough for states like New Jersey to sue Deterrence Dispensed into silence.

Much like Deterrence Dispensed is decentralized, they use a decentralized method of sharing files called peer to peer (P2P) networks. P2P networks use the user’s computers to form a neural-like network to disseminate files. Since there is not a central server, there is nothing to shut down. If one node is shut down multiple other nodes pop up.

P2P networks came to fame in the late nineties to share pirated music files. Since that time, it has gone mainstream and is used by multiple companies to distribute data. The most popular P2P format are Torrents.

Members of Deterrence Dispensed communicate using apps such as Signal. Signal allows a user to communicate with other users using an encrypted channel. The encryption hides the messages from prying eyes such as an overreaching government.

The group also uses Discord servers to communicate. Discord is a popular communication (free text and chat tool) method used by gamers. Although primarily used by gaming enthusiast, Discord has been used by a myriad of people, including YouTube stars, to communicate with their fan base.

Twitter was another place where these crypto-anarchists communicated until recently. Last month, at the behest of New Jersey, Twitter banned the most famous member and DeFacto spokesman for Deterrence Dispensed.

Known as only IvanTheTroll, the member has been the target of the Garden State. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez put immense pressure on Twitter to ban Ivan because he was sharing his CAD gun files which are illegal to download in New Jersey. The social media giant banned the prominent free speech advocate without warning.

Although the pressure of the Democratic Senator did get Ivan kicked off Twitter, Menendez has not been able to silence Ivan or Deterrence Dispensed. IvanTheTroll still has an active Bitchute channel where he shows off his creations on video and he distributes his files through sites like Mega.

Bitchute is a YouTube alternative with more of a libertarian philosophy. The site has become a haven for free speech advocates on the Web. Mega is the site of the New Zealand based crypto-anarchist known as Kim Dotcom. The German-Finnish entrepreneur originally founded MegaUpload before the US Government successfully shut it down over piracy concerns.

Deterrence Dispensed is not the only decentralized group disseminating firearm cad files. FOSSCAD is another group that is sharing their work via P2P networks. They offer a 1.2G torrent on their site with all their CAD designs for 3D guns.

In addition to using P2P networks, these groups also share their files on CAD sharing sites such as Grabcad and Spee<h. Users can find files shared on the Defense Distributed Reddit page.

Netflix Continues Production In Egypt, Where Abortion Is Illegal, While Considering Georgia Boycott Over ‘Heartbeat’ Bill.

Hypocritical media, but I repeat myself.

Netflix’s expressed reluctance to produce content in regions with strong anti-abortion laws seemingly does not extend to the Middle East, where recently the company has been ramping up the number of undertaken projects, according to Variety.

Netflix is working on its third Arabic original, titled “Paranormal,” Variety reports. The show will be based on a series of Arabic horror books written by Egyptian author, Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, according to Variety. The show will be produced in Egypt, where abortion is punishable by imprisonment in almost all circumstances, according to the Pew Research Center(RELATED: Netflix Says It Will ‘Rethink’ Georgia Investments If ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Takes Effect)

“Paranormal” is the most recent three Netflix original series to be set and produced in the Middle East.

“Jinn” is a Netflix produced teen drama with supernatural elements that was shot in Jordan, according to Variety. In Jordan, abortions are “very restrictive” and only legal when it is deemed that the mother’s physical and mental health are at risk or fetal impairment is determined, according to Haaretz.

Barr: “Resisting A Democratically Elected President” Is Destroying Our Norms And Institutions, Not Trump.

n an interview aired Friday on “CBS This Morning,” Attorney General William Barr explains why he opened an investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation. He doesn’t say what the evidence is, but Barr tells CBS News legal correspondent Jan Crawford that there is evidence that makes him believe senior government officials may have acted improperly to authorize surveillance of President Trump’s 2016 campaign. He says that led to “spying” on the campaign.

He said the hyper-politicized nature of politics today is a danger to longstanding institutions and he took the job of attorney general because he is at the end of his career. . . .

“One of the ironies today is that people are saying it is President Trump who is shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that. From my perspective, the idea of ‘resisting’ a Democratically elected president and basically throwing everything at him, and really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president. That’s where the shredding of our norms and institutions is occurring,” Barr said.

When Conservative SCOTUS Justices Are Liberal and Vice Versa

On Monday, May 20, the Supreme Court decided in favor of an American Indian man, Clayvin Herrera, in Herrera v. Wyoming. Essentially, Herrera was found guilty of off-season hunting at Bighorn National Forest. Herrera believed he had the right to hunt there, citing the Treaty of Ft. Laramie. The treaty states that the Native Americans can “hunt on the unoccupied lands of the United States so long as game may be found thereon, and as long as peace subsists among the Whites and Indians on the borders of the hunting districts.”

The lower courts in Wyoming convicted Clayvin Herrera, a Crow tribal member, for violating state hunting laws, notwithstanding the promise in an 1868 federal treaty that the tribe and its members preserved the right to hunt on “unoccupied” land. The lower courts did not accept the validity of the treaty. However, the Supreme Court overturned the lower courts, siding with Herrera and recognized the authority of the treaty despite the passage of 150 years since its signing.

The Supreme Court is currently composed of a conservative majority: five conservative judges sitting with four liberal colleagues. The liberals, Sotomayor, Kagan, Ginsburg, and Breyer, all voted in favor of Herrera. Four of the conservatives, Roberts, Kavanaugh, Alito, and Thomas, voted against Herrera. Neil Gorsuch was the lone conservative siding with Herrera, his vote being the decisive one.

Interestingly, the Court’s ruling in favor of Herrera with all the liberal judges favoring the plaintiff and all but one conservative against him seems to position the ruling in favor of Herrera as a liberal one. CNN.com’s headline for the case read, “Gorsuch sides with liberals as Supreme Court rules in favor of Native American rights in Wyoming hunting case.” From this headline, the reader can interpret the issue as a classic liberal versus conservative argument, like those surrounding abortion and immigration.

Yet the issue of honoring the treaty authored over 150 years ago should be a no-brainer for the conservatives. To the conservative, the dead and the unborn are as much a part of civilization as the living, therefore they have all the same rights and considerations as we, in the present, do.

G.K. Chesterton called this concept “the democracy of the dead.”  Chesterton defined this term in the following way:

Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth; tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of death.

Every conservative should have honored the treaty because even though those who authored and signed it are long dead, they are still nonetheless with us here in the present.  We must honor the treaty and treat those who signed it as though they were with us now.  Violating the treaty would actively and legitimately wrong real human beings.

 

 

Man shoots car thief outside St. Louis gas station

ST. LOUIS • A man shot another man attempting to steal his car Wednesday afternoon outside a gas station convenience store.

Police were called to the scene at the Crown Food Mart at 4608 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

A 42-year-old man said he left his vehicle running while he went into the store, but while he was shopping spotted a 27-year-old man entering his car, according to police.

The car owner confronted the man and the thief pointed a gun in his direction, police said. The owner then pulled out his own gun and exchanged gunfire with the thief, striking the thief in the pelvis, police said.

The thief ran from the scene and was taken by a private vehicle to a hospital.
No one else was injured, police said.


Man shot and killed in East El Paso broke into home, attempted to assault sister’s ex

EL PASO, Texas – Detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit identified the man shot and killed in East El Paso Wednesday night as 29-year-old Jorge Cano Jr.

Police said Cano Jr. was shot and killed after breaking into the residence at 11219 Les Peterson. The shooting happened shortly before 9 p.m. on May 29, 2019.

According to investigators, Cano Jr. and his sister, 23-year-old Jessica Cano, broke into the home in order to confront the woman’s ex-boyfriend, identified by police as 35-year-old Aaron Raymond Roman.

Police said the Canos intended “to assault” Roman after breaking into the residence. “Jorge Cano forced his way into the residence by kicking in the front door and both he and Jessica Cano entered the home intending to assault Roman,” police said.

Police said Roman acted in self defense when he shot Jorge Cano, who died at the scene.

Jessica Cano was later charged with Burglary of Habitation and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $40,000 bond.


Man Shot After Breaking Into Fort Worth Home, Fighting With Residents

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A man was shot early Thursday morning after police say he broke into a home in Fort Worth and tried to fight with the residents inside.

Police say the incident started when the suspect and a woman were arguing in front of a store, and that they both appeared to be on drugs. At some point, the man ran across the street to a house near Schwartz Avenue and NE 33rd Street.

According to police, the man broke a window on the side of the home and went inside. He then started to fight with one of the residents.

Police say when the resident yelled for his gun, the suspect ran away. However, the man later returned and tried to fight with the resident again.

As the man charged at the resident, police say the resident’s brother shot the suspect in the abdomen.

Police say the suspect ran away but was later found by police. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and is current condition is unknown. His identity has not yet been released.

The resident’s brother will not face charges.


Armed home invader shot during struggle with Central City resident

A Central City resident shot an armed home invader early Thursday, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

At about 2:55 a.m. on May 30, a man entered the home of a 52-year-old man and 44-year-old woman in the 2300 block of Jackson Avenue, near Rev. John Raphael Jr. Way. He was armed with a gun and allegedly forced his way inside.

The intruder and the male resident reportedly struggled over control of the gun inside the home. During the struggle, the suspect was shot in the shoulder and thigh.

The suspect, identified as Bradford Crier, 37, was transported to a local hospital by EMS for treatment. No other injuries were reported in this incident.

Upon release from the hospital, Crier will be booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on two counts of aggravated burglary and one count of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery, police said.

Sometimes, you just have to use what you have on hand as opposed to waiting for the blasted ATF paperwork to come through. AK has a suppressor bought and paid for, but the transfer form is in Bureaucrap hell.

A few days ago, AK and I hied away to the country house of a good friend (who just happens to have a range just almost out the back door) to work out what ammo his various Ruger .22 pistols will function with. I had made a short video, but the camera on the Iphone I have makes such large files, I actually couldn’t text or email it anywhere. I’ve since been able to work that problem out, but I’d already deleted it. Gumbles and sotto voce curses, hi-tech strikes again.

The only suppressor I had that would easily fit was an old SWD M11/9 purchased at the same time the M11/9 submachinegun was introduced in the early 80s. The Ingram derived micro subgun is long gone elsewhere, but the suppressor still serves a place in inventory at the Schloss Fortis armory.
I had since sent it off to Bowers Group who offers a retrofit of these obsolete suppressors to modern internals. As Paul can attest, it suppresses an UZI just fine.

So, we wind up winning the ludicrous award for the most hideously over engineered silenced .22 pistols on the planet. And my oh my, were they quiet when shooting subsonic ammo.

One thing we did discover; Cheap bulkpak .22 ammo is cheap for a reason. AK had brought along a box of Remington Thunderbolt, to use for magazine reliability testing, and it quickly turned out to  be the worst ammo I’ve run across in a long time. The bullets started keyholing at even close range after just a few shots. Later, using my borescope, we could see that the bullets had so completely leaded the bores that most of the rifling was filled in!
Not good.

But, as I’ve pointed out before:
The worst day shooting is better than the best day working. 

We now return you to our regular programming, already in progress.

NEVADA GOVERNOR VETOES NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE

Nevada’s Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak vetoed legislation Thursday to commit Nevada’s six electoral votes to a group of states agreeing to elect the president by popular vote.

Assembly Bill 186 would have joined Nevada to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, (NPVIC), which is an agreement between states to pool their electoral votes and voting results together into one aggregate pot.

“Once effective, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests and force Nevada’s electors to side with whoever wins the nationwide popular vote, rather than the candidate Nevadans choose,” Sisolak said in a statement obtained by the Nevada Independent.

Progressive Activist Argues NRA Doesn’t Represent All Gun Owners

The National Rifle Association is the largest gun rights organization in the world. It represents millions of members and the interests of many gun owners who aren’t currently part of their membership roster. So, when the NRA talks about the interests of gun owners, they have a fairly sizable sample from which to draw that understanding.

However, there will always be a few people who own a gun or two that will scream about how the NRA doesn’t represent them to anyone who will listen. To a progressive, that’s like sweet music to their ears.

Gun control activist Igor Volsky on Wednesday told Hill.TV’s “Rising” that the National Rifle Association (NRA) doesn’t represent all gun-loving Americans, arguing that there is some common ground on issues.

“Often in D.C. we hear a lot from the NRA and we think that it represents all gun owners but that’s just not the case,” Volsky, who is the executive director of Guns Down America, told hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton.

“They may be the loudest voice in the room but certainly as I’ve been traveling and meeting with gun owners, there’s a lot of common ground we can find, even on things like licensing,” he continued.

Volsky is right. The NRA doesn’t actually represent all gun owners.

The NAACP doesn’t represent all African-Americans, either.

CAIR doesn’t represent all Muslims.

NOW doesn’t represent all women.

I’m sure you can see a pattern develop here, right?

No organization represents all of a particular group of people. There are a lot of gun owners who aren’t members of the NRA for various reasons, and no, the NRA doesn’t represent those folks’ views.

Volsky is a gun control activist. He’s going to hear one side of the story. Gun hypocrites are going to reach out to him and use their ownership of a firearm as something to give them a bit of gravitas among the gun-grabbing crowd. Sure, he’s going to hear from those folks.

Who he doesn’t hear from are the other groups that the NRA doesn’t represent, those who have issues with the organization for not being steadfast enough, for not being less willing to compromise or discuss gun control. Yes, that’s right, some non-NRA gun owners claim the organization is too willing to give ground for these people.

I’m going to clue Volsky in on something, though. That latter group that I just described? They’re the larger of the two camps the NRA doesn’t try to represent.

What Volsky is talking about is a group of gun owners we’ve all known about for years, the Fudds. They’re usually those who don’t think you need anything other than a hunting rifle, and so long as they get to have that, they’ll support any method of gun control out there. They’ll also use that to give themselves some measure of credibility in gun control discussions, usually starting with, “I’m a gun owner, but…”

We’ve always known they were there. And while they may be loud, they’re a small fraction of the total number of gun owners in this country. Yes, they support licensing or whatever else is out there.

But, Volsky needs to understand that if he’s legitimately interested in what gun owners think, he needs to stop looking for confirmation of his own opinions and start really looking for gun rights supporters to see what we actually think.

I promise you, though, he won’t like what he finds.

The Stunning Statistical Fraud Behind The Global Warming Scare.

Global Warming: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may have a boring name, but it has a very important job: It measures U.S. temperatures. Unfortunately, it seems to be a captive of the global warming religion. Its data are fraudulent.

What do we mean by fraudulent? How about this: NOAA has made repeated “adjustments” to its data, for the presumed scientific reason of making the data sets more accurate.

Nothing wrong with that. Except, all their changes point to one thing — lowering previously measured temperatures to show cooler weather in the past, and raising more recent temperatures to show warming in the recent present.

This creates a data illusion of ever-rising temperatures to match the increase in CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere since the mid-1800s, which global warming advocates say is a cause-and-effect relationship. The more CO2, the more warming.

The actual measured temperature record shows something different: There have been hot years and hot decades since the turn of the last century, and colder years and colder decades. But the overall measured temperature shows no clear trend over the last century, at least not one that suggests runaway warming.

That is, until the NOAA’s statisticians “adjust” the data. Using complex statistical models, they change the data to reflect not reality, but their underlying theories of global warming. That’s clear from a simple fact of statistics: Data generate random errors, which cancel out over time. So by averaging data, the errors mostly disappear.

That’s not what NOAA does.

According to the NOAA, the errors aren’t random. They’re systematic. As we noted, all of their temperature adjustments lean cooler in the distant past, and warmer in the more recent past. But they’re very fuzzy about why this should be.

Far from legitimately “adjusting” anything, it appears they are cooking the data to show a politically correct trend toward global warming. Not by coincidence, that has been part and parcel of the government’s underlying policies for the better part of two decades.

What NOAA does aren’t niggling little changes, either.

An Experimental Ebola Cure May Also Protect Against Nipah Virus.

An experimental drug has protected monkeys against infection with Nipah virus, a lethal disease and emerging pandemic threat for which there is no approved vaccine or cure, scientists reported on Wednesday.

The antiviral drug, remdesivir, is also being tested against the Ebola virus in the outbreak now underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The only current treatment for Nipah virus infection is a monoclonal antibody that is still experimental; it was tested during an outbreak in India last year.

In the new trial, eight African green monkeys were given lethal doses of Nipah virus. Half of them later got intravenous remdesivir. All four monkeys that got the drug survived; the four that did not died within eight days.

If the drug wins approval for use against Nipah, “it will give us an extra treatment that could be used relatively quickly,” said Emmie de Wit, a virologist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the study’s lead authors. “The average person who reaches a hospital dies within two days, so it’s hard to protect them once they’re infected.”

New compound which kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs discovered.

A new compound which visualises and kills antibiotic resistant superbugs has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).

The team, led by Professor Jim Thomas, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Chemistry, is testing new compounds developed by his PhD student Kirsty Smitten on antibiotic resistant gram-negative bacteria, including pathogenic E. coli.

Gram-negative bacteria strains can cause infections including pneumonia, urinary tract infections and bloodstream infections. They are difficult to treat as the cell wall of the bacteria prevents drugs from getting into the microbe.

Antimicrobial resistance is already responsible for 25,000 deaths in the EU each year, and unless this rapidly emerging threat is addressed, it’s estimated by 2050 more than 10 million people could die every year due to antibiotic resistant infections.

Doctors have not had a new treatment for gram-negative bacteria in the last 50 years, and no potential drugs have entered clinical trials since 2010.

The new drug compound has a range of exciting opportunities. As Professor Jim Thomas explains: “As the compound is luminescent it glows when exposed to light. This means the uptake and effect on bacteria can be followed by the advanced microscope techniques available at RAL.

“This breakthrough could lead to vital new treatments to life-threatening superbugs and the growing risk posed by antimicrobial resistance.”

US energy department rebrands fossil fuels as ‘molecules of freedom’
Press release from department said increasing export capacity is ‘critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world’

This has to be the Secretary of Energy -Rick Perry- trolling the proggies simply to see if they’ll open their yaps and make further fools of themselves. (waiting on AOC)

America is the land of freedom, as any politician will be happy to tell you. What you don’t hear quite so often is that the stuff under the land is also apparently made of freedom as well. That is, at least according to a news release this week from the Department of Energy (DoE).

Mark W Menezes, the US undersecretary of energy, bestowed a peculiar honorific on our continent’s natural resources, dubbing it “freedom gas” in a release touting the DoE’s approval of increased exports of natural gas produced by a Freeport LNG terminal off the coast of Texas.

“Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America’s allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy,” he said.

It’s unclear if members of the Trump administration attempting to assign patriotic intentions to natural gas are aware of the silliness of the concept, but Rick Perry seems to believe in it.

“Seventy-five years after liberating Europe from Nazi Germany occupation, the United States is again delivering a form of freedom to the European continent,” the energy secretary said earlier this month, according to EURACTV.

“And rather than in the form of young American soldiers, it’s in the form of liquefied natural gas.”

Concealed carry owner thwarts armed robbery in Coatesville

COATESVILLE PA—A man who had a permit to carry a firearm shot and wounded a robbery suspect at the Turkey Hill Market in Coatesville late Tuesday night, police said.

Just before midnight, a man entered the Turkey Hill Market located at 1014 East Lincoln Highway and displayed a firearm, demanding money from employees. At the same time, the robbery was witnessed by a man from Middletown as he was about to enter the store.

The man who witnessed the crime lives in Middletown and is not being identified to protect his identity, police said. He had a legal permit to carry a firearm.

The man drew his weapon and fired several shots at the suspect, later identified at Lawrence Galloway, 33. Galloway was hit multiple times to the lower torso. He waited at the store as police were called. Galloway was transported to Paoli Hospital and is being treated for his wounds. He is expected to survive. The convenience store employees were not injured.

Police said Galloway has an active bench warrant for a state parole violation as well as an active criminal warrant for drug possession out of the Harrisburg Police Department.

Galloway faces armed robbery and gun possession charges.