In Major Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails

House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday in a major defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency.

“We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, conceded.

The failure of the Republicans’ three-month blitz to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement exposed deep divisions in the Republican Party that the election of a Republican president could not mask. It cast a long shadow over the ambitious agenda that Mr. Trump and Republican leaders had promised to enact once their party assumed power at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/us/politics/health-care-affordable-care-act.html

‘Evil allowed to run wild’: Ex-Penn State president guilty in Sandusky case

Depicted by prosecutors as a bureaucrat whose inaction allowed “evil” to run wild on innocent children, the former president of Penn State University was convicted Friday of keeping a lid on the scandal surrounding notorious child-abusing coach Jerry Sandusky.

A jury in Harrisburg, Pa. found Graham Spanier guilty of one count of child endangerment due to his handling of a complaint against Sandusky, a once-popular assistant football coach whose career at Penn State spanned three decades. The jury found Spanier not guilty of conspiracy and a second child endangerment count.

Spanier showed no emotion after the verdict was read after 13 hours of deliberations. He is free on bail until sentencing later this year. According to ESPN, Spanier, a first-time offender, could face anywhere from probation to a maximum sentence of five years.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/03/24/penn-state-graham-spanier-trial-jerry-sandusky/99595674/

The Last Internationalist? 101 Years of David Rockefeller (1915-2017)

He was “one of the most evil men to walk the earth”, wrote one pundit on Before Its News, before posting a video where he burned a cardboard box adorned with Rockefeller’s name. “David Rockefeller was a rat, bastard, globalist, world government, sonofabitch”, wrote one commentator on the website of a New York radio station; Rockefeller had “worked quietly behind the scenes, pulling the strings of politicians he ‘bought’ that have nearly wrecked the United States with a ‘free trade’ and globalism agenda.” Veteran conspiracy theorist Gary North damned Rockefeller as a “very nice evil man” who had “created the Trilateral Commission, which promotes globalism without meaningful national borders.” As a counterpoint to the mainstream media obituaries that whitewashed Rockefeller as merely a “philanthropist”, William F. Jasper, senior editor of the John Birch Society’s The New American magazine, offered a harsher appraisal:

David Rockefeller’s true legacy is one of aiding tyrants and tyranny, while simultaneously undermining Christian morality, our constitutional order of checks and balances, and our national sovereignty (The New American, Mar. 20, 2017).

Such charges are of course familiar to those steeped in the literature about the alleged “New World Order” conspiracy. The late Gary Allen, co-author of the million-selling anti-New World Order tract None Dare Call It Conspiracy (1971), best articulated these theories in his latter volume, The Rockefeller File (1976). He noted that David and his brother Nelson were “as leaders of the Rockefeller Clan…the nation’s undisputed economic kings” (p.8) and that David had met with 27 heads of state, proving that few could “match Rockefeller’s influence with men at the top” (p.28). In addition:

The keystone of the entire Establishment arch is the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The leadership of the CFR is the equivalent to the brain of the octopus. David Rockefeller is chairman of the board of the CFR (p.52).

Then there was the small matter of the newly formed Trilateral Commission:

The founding meeting was called by David Rockefeller, the number one man in the Council on Foreign Relations and Chairman of the Board of Chase Manhattan Bank. When David asks some 200 leading bankers, businessmen, politicians, and labor leaders throughout the world to join him in forming a multi-national planning commission, you can be certain that the invitation has all of the force of a royal command (p.85).

Allen also implicated David Rockefeller in providing aid, trade and the transfer of technology to the Communists, promoting unilateral disarmament, cosying up the Soviets and the Red Chinese, and of course supporting the cause of “world government.”

By Will Banyan…http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/2017/03/23/the-last-internationalist-101-years-of-david-rockefeller-1915-2017/#

Julian Assange Press Conference on Wikileaks Vault 7 CIA "Dark Matter" Data Dump (3-23-17)

WIKILEAKS RELEASE: CIA Vault 7 "Dark Matter"

23 March, 2017
Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Dark Matter”, which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain ‘persistence’ on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware.

Among others, these documents reveal the “Sonic Screwdriver” project which, as explained by the CIA, is a “mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting” allowing an attacker to boot its attack software for example from a USB stick “even when a firmware password is enabled”. The CIA’s “Sonic Screwdriver” infector is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.

“DarkSeaSkies” is “an implant that persists in the EFI firmware of an Apple MacBook Air computer” and consists of “DarkMatter”, “SeaPea” and “NightSkies”, respectively EFI, kernel-space and user-space implants.

Documents on the “Triton” MacOSX malware, its infector “Dark Mallet” and its EFI-persistent version “DerStarke” are also included in this release. While the DerStarke1.4 manual released today dates to 2013, other Vault 7 documents show that as of 2016 the CIA continues to rely on and update these systems and is working on the production of DerStarke2.0.

Also included in this release is the manual for the CIA’s “NightSkies 1.2” a “beacon/loader/implant tool” for the Apple iPhone. Noteworthy is that NightSkies had reached 1.2 by 2008, and is expressly designed to be physically installed onto factory fresh iPhones. i.e the CIA has been infecting the iPhone supply chain of its targets since at least 2008.

While CIA assets are sometimes used to physically infect systems in the custody of a target it is likely that many CIA physical access attacks have infected the targeted organization’s supply chain including by interdicting mail orders and other shipments (opening, infecting, and resending) leaving the United States or otherwise.

https://wikileaks.org/vault7/darkmatter/?cia

Israeli teenager arrested over bomb threats to US Jewish targets

A 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man has been arrested in Israel on suspicion of making multiple bomb threats to Jewish organisations and an airline in the US and elsewhere.

The unnamed individual – who lives in Israel, reportedly in the southern city of Ashkelon, but has joint US-Israeli citizenship – was arrested at the request of the FBI, which has been examining a wave of threats against Jewish centres.

The arrest took place after a months-long undercover investigation by an Israeli police unit specialising in cybercrime.

Police seized a number of computers as well as other equipment during the arrest. Micky Rosenfeld, an Israeli police spokesman, said the motives behind the threats were unclear.

Rosenfeld alleged the suspect was “the guy who was behind the JCC threats” – referring to Jewish community centres – and said advanced technologies had been used to mask the origin of calls and communications to synagogues, community buildings and public venues.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/23/israeli-police-arrest-man-over-bomb-threats-to-us-jewish-targets

Unfilter 230 – High Nunes Showdown (3-22-17)

NYPD sent video teams to record Occupy and BLM protests over 400 times, documents reveal

New York City Police Department documents obtained by The Verge show that police camera teams were deployed to hundreds of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street protests from 2011–2013 and 2016. Originally acquired through a Freedom of Information Law request by New York attorney David Thompson of Stecklow, Cohen & Thompson, the records are job reports from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) that document over 400 instances in which the unit’s video team attended, and sometimes filmed, demonstrations. More important than the records the NYPD turned over, however, are those that it claims it cannot find: namely, any documents demonstrating that legal reviews and authorizations of these surveillance operations took place.

While NYPD cameras have been regularly spotted at protests over the last six years, the frequency of their deployment and the departmental practices governing their use have remained unknown. Since mass protests broke out in New York City over the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner at the end of 2014, Black Lives Matter activists have pointed to the constant presence of cameras as one of the NYPD’s primary means of spying on the movement, in addition to the presence of undercover officers.

According to Interim Order 22, the NYPD’s guidelines for the filming of public activities, the department’s deputy commissioner of legal matters is supposed to review police requests for the filming of demonstrations, which include the operational objective of the recording, and forward approved requests to NYPD higher-ups. But in response to Thompson’s requests for these approved requests, the NYPD responded that no such records were located.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/22/15016984/nypd-video-surveillance-protests-occupy-black-lives-matter

NYPD Turns Against the FBI: Seized Laptop Shows Hillary Clinton Covered Up Weiner’s Alleged Sex Crimes With 15 yr old During Election

That means, as NYPD sources highlight, the FBI knew Clinton did nothing to try and stop Weiner from repeatedly sexting a minor during the election. And the FBI likewise has apparently done nothing since the election to charge — or even question — Clinton for what appears to be intentionally endangering a minor entangled in a child pornography case. FBI Director James Comey said his agents combed Weiner’s laptop prior to the election and found no evidence indicating Hillary Clinton had engaged in any criminal conduct. Any. Somehow, Comey and his understudies were able to comb through over approximately 600,000 emails and files on the computer in a mere week. Yet found nothing linking Clinton to the Weiner child pornography case?

That information does not jibe with NYPD investigators. According to their intelligence, there was discussion of charging Clinton with New York statutes for not alerting law enforcement that a minor was being repeatedly exploited. But such talk was ultimately quashed by federal prosecutors who said this was now an FBI and Justice Department case and no charges like that would originate from New York or from local law enforcement where the girl lived.

“One bullshit road block after another,” a NYPD source said.

It was clear that Clinton was to get a free pass although NYPD said investigators held out some hope she would be charged after the election, especially when she lost. Now five months later, Clinton is talking about running for New York City mayor instead of defending herself against criminal charges.

“They (feds) sat on it,” The NYPD source said. “Fucking disgraceful.”

Some of the facts that Abedin, Clinton and the FBI apparently intentionally squelched include:

http://truepundit.com/nypd-turns-against-the-fbi-seized-laptop-shows-hillary-clinton-covered-up-weiners-alleged-sex-crimes-with-15-yr-old-during-election/

Representative Devin Nunes Confirms Surveillance of Trump Transition Team – FULL PRESS CONFERENCE

(3-22-17) Representative Devin Nunes Confirms Surveillance of Trump Transition Team House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) confirms that members of President Trump’s transition team were under surveillance in November, December, and January. He says he believes the incidental surveillance was legally obtained and, from what he has seen so far, it uncovered nothing regarding communications with Russia.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4662681/representative-devin-nunes-confirms-surveillance-trump-transition-team