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Linh “didn’t really know how to use a computer” before starting Lambda School a few months ago. She just submitted a WWDC scholarship video that shows her software, which uses machine learning and a camera to detect the English Sign Language alphabet. And yes, she built and trained the model and classifier herself over the weekend.

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PA Rep Borowitz needs education: Jefferson wrote “Separation of church and state.”

Teach Rep. Stephanie Borowicz  “Separation of church and state.”

Rep. Stephanie Borowicz a pastor’s wife  “unashamedly pro-gun” and “unapologetically pro-life” said “Jesus” 13 times, “God” six times, and “Lord” four times Before PA’s first Muslim woman lawmaker was sworn in, Republican rep opened with a prayer: “the powerful, mighty name of Jesus, the one who, at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess, Jesus, that you are Lord, in Jesus’ name”

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Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802


In Pennsylvania a federal judge ruled last year that agnostics, atheists, humanists, and other non-believers should be able to deliver invocations, the House stopped inviting guest chaplains to deliver prayers, relying instead on lawmakers.

Trump has normalized  disgusting behavior in the commons.

Bender ~ “triumphalist” tropes that implied the supremacy of Christianity over other religions.
By saying that Jesus is “our only hope” and by willing “every knee” to bow to a Christian god, Borowicz delivered a message that excluded not only Muslims but also Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, and Native Americans who follow indigenous traditions.”


Johnson-Harrell said the prayer was “highly offensive to me, my guests, and other members of the House.”

“It blatantly represented the Islamophobia that exists among some leaders — leaders that are supposed to represent the people,” Johnson-Harrell said in a statement sent via text message.

“I came to the Capitol to help build bipartisanship and collaborations regardless of race or religion to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Commonwealth.”

Johnson-Harrell said she had 55 guests in attendance, 32 of whom are Muslim.

The prayer drew immediate outrage from House Democrats and was denounced as Islamophobic by the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights group.

Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, yelled “objection” near the end of Borowicz’s prayer. House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, did not acknowledge the objection but touched Borowicz on the arm. She hastily concluded the prayer.

State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harelle

Today we’re swearing in the 1st Black Muslim woman (@movitajh), to the PA General Assembly. To honor the occasion cinvites the most inappropriate, racist, islamophobe to ramble a “prayer” thanking Trump, Jesus, and Israel. Most inappropriate thing ive witnessed in my 4 months
— Summer Lee (@SummerForPA) March 25, 2019



CAIR-Philadelphia @CAIR_PA 

SDUSD ordered to reveal covert dealings w/terror-tied CAIR
The article focused on board members of the CAIR-CA chapter who donated $17,300 in their capacity as private citizens to congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, who has been attacked by his opponent – Rep. Duncan Hunter – as being part of a conspiracy of “radical Muslims” who “are trying to infiltrate the U.S. government.” The article goes on to claim “CAIR was found to have ties to Hamas, the Palestinian-Islamic resistance organization, during a long-running criminal trial against former leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.”

CAIR Loses a Round in San Diego to MEF-Funded Lawsuit March 20, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – March 20, 2019 – The Council on American-Islamic Relation’s (CAIR) ubiquitous presence in the San Diego Unified School District is over, thanks in part to the Middle East Forum. A settlement in the federal lawsuit against the District, substantially funded by MEF, ends the District’s “anti-Islamophobia initiative,” which: (i) singled out Muslim students for special protections; and (ii) empowered Islamist CAIR to change the District’s curriculum to portray Islam more favorably. The District enacted its initiative in 2017 at the behest of CAIR, which claimed that “Islamophobia” was sweeping through schools after the November 2016 elections. According to the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund – which brought the lawsuit on behalf of five San Diego families – CAIR activists were teaching schoolchildren “how to become allies to Muslim students” and conducting Islamic education workshops for teachers, among other inequities.
The District enacted its initiative in 2017 at the behest of CAIR, which claimed that “Islamophobia” was sweeping through schools after the November 2016 elections. According to the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund – which brought the lawsuit on behalf of five San Diego families – CAIR activists were teaching schoolchildren “how to become allies to Muslim students” and conducting Islamic education workshops for teachers, among other inequities.

2016 Reclusive Cleric in the Poconos Suddenly in World Spotlight Turkey formally requests the US extradite Fethullah Gulen


Russian interference efforts not in Barr’s Report

Secessionists, fundamentalists, the NRA, and the far-left all played their role, but they didn’t make it into Barr’s summary report.

Here are all the Russian interference efforts that didn’t make it into Barr’s letter

Secessionists, Jill Stein and her campaign, and members of groups organized around gun rights and far-right Christian movements have spent the past few years cultivating ties with those close to the Kremlin and using their platforms to promote Russia-friendly ideas.

Special counsel Robert Mueller may not have found the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, but plenty of Americans — wittingly or otherwise — have helped Moscow’s election meddling efforts in recent years.

None of these groups were mentioned by Attorney General William Barr, who issued a letter on Sunday confirming that Russia conducted coordinated campaigns to interfere in America’s elections.

Here are all the Russian interference efforts that didn’t make it into Barr’s letter

HEALTH #PurduePharma @PurduePharma Oxycotin maker expands into the anti addiction Market!

#Chutzpa #OxyContin Maker Explored Expansion Into “Attractive” Anti-Addiction Market


Eight Sackler family members, company directors and current and former executives,  created the opioid epidemic through illegal deceit. the Sacklers pushed for higher doses of OxyContin, guided efforts to mislead doctors and the public about the drug’s addictive capacity, and blamed misuse on patients. Purdue paid two executives convicted of fraudulently marketing OxyContin millions of dollars to assure their loyalty, concealed information about doctors suspected of inappropriately prescribing the opioid, and was advised by global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. on strategies to boost the drug’s sales and burnish its image, including how to “counter the emotional messages” of mothers whose children overdosed.

Prescription OxyContinpainkiller first launched in 1996 now kills more than 100 a day.

2007 Purdue admitted it misbranded the drug.

None of the Sacklers are personally being sued over it.

After Arthur Sackler died in 1987, Mortimer and his younger brother Raymond bought his option of Purdue Pharma for $22.4 million

Oxycontin grandson heir David Sackler spends $22.5 million in Bel Air paid entirely in cash.

Sackler is the grandson of Raymond Sackler, one of the three brothers who together launched and ran Purdue Pharma. (By 1996, when the company introduced OxyContin, only two brothers and their families were still involved in the business.) According to The New Yorker, David runs an investment firm for the family and “is the only member of the third generation who sits on Purdue’s board.”

Secret portions of a lawsuit allege that Purdue Pharma, controlled by the Sackler family, considered capitalizing on the addiction treatment boom — while going to extreme lengths to boost sales of its controversial opioid.

Purdue Pharma, is controlled by the Sackler family.

An internal correspondence beginning in 2014, Purdue Pharma executives discussed how the sale of opioids and the treatment of opioid addiction are “naturally linked” and that the company should expand across “the pain and addiction spectrum,” according to redacted sections of the lawsuit by the Massachusetts attorney general.

In 1998, two years after OxyContin was launched, Dr. Richard Sackler, a son of Purdue co-founder Raymond Sackler, instructed executives in an email that its tablets were not merely “therapeutic” but also “enhance personal performance,” like Viagra.

The five Purdue directors who are not Sacklers always voted with the family, according to the complaint. The family-controlled board approves everything from the number of sales staff to be hired to details of their bonus incentives, which have been tied to sales volume. CEO Michael Friedman and then-legal counsel Howard  Udell each pleaded guilty in 2007 in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, Virginia, to a misdemeanor charge of misbranding OxyContin.

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis
You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family?

Sackler Family photos

Yale donor linked to opioid crisis

Sackler family behind OxyContin made $4bn amid opioid crisis, filings claim. Purdue Pharma and leading Sacklers accused of deceiving public and doctors about dangers of opioid painkiller OxyContin

Tell the Smithsonian: Rename the Sackler Gallery. Take the blood money out of our museums.

Guggenheim Museum Says It Won’t Accept Gifts From Sackler Family

Opioid Protest at Met Museum Targets Donors Connected to OxyContin

London Museum Will Forgo Donation From Purdue Pharma’s Sackler Family