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Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing with Directors of CIA, NSA and DNI

February 13, 2018 – Open Session – Video

Senate Intelligence Committee Public Hearing Feb 13, 2018

2 Hours and 40 Minutes

Rachel Maddow, on her 02-12-2018 TV Show, was hoping that certain questions would be asked by the Committee, but these are the questions that were NOT asked by the Committee:  Why did the 3 agency heads of 3 Russia spy agencies travel to the United States last week and meet with top level U.S. intelligence agency officials without any U.S. press release in this regard?  Only the Kremlin issued press releases.  That’s how the American press learned of these plans.  Odd?  Who invited them? One of the Russian agency heads was under sanction and prohibited from entering the United States.  Who authorized his entry, waived the sanction restriction, and who did he meet with while he was here? What were they all here to discuss?

The Battle to Save Net Neutrality

The FCC votes to rescind the NET NEUTRALITY regulations on December 14, 2017.  We have only a couple weeks to contact Congress to stop the FCC from messing up our internet.


Email Congress – Sample Letter Included

Call Congress from your PC – Sample Telephone Script Included

Attend a Protest at your local Verizon Store on December 7, 2017.

Read More on FCC plans to repeal net neutrality rules. Article by Margaret Harding McGill 11-20-2017 on 

Read and download the FCC’s current Declaratory Ruling – WC Docket No. 17-108

Pipo’s Slow-Cooked Pork

Pipo’s Pork Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 pounds of pork tenderloin or pork shoulder
  • 4 garlic clovers, pressed (or less is fine)
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, rubbed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 10 ounces of sour orange juice – Naranja Agria / bitter orange (or substitute 2 parts fresh orange juice and 1 part lemon or lime juice)
  • 1/2 cup dry white cooking wine
  • 5 whole peppercorns (or more)


Cut the garlic cloves in half or in thirds, removing skin.  Press the garlic cloves (smash them with the flat side of a knife on a wooden cutting board) and continue removing the skin. 

In a small bowl combine and whisk together the sour orange juice, white cooking wine, pressed garlic, oregano, cumin, and Kosher salt.

Place pork in slow cooker (crock pot), pour sour orange mixture over the pork, and add the peppercorns on top.

Cover and cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours.

When the pork is sufficiently tender (almost falling apart), remove and place it on a cutting board, and use two forks to shred the pork (pull it apart). 

Either serve the pork using the reserved cooking liquid as au jus, or return the shredded (pulled) pork back into the slow cooker along with the cooking liquid for another 10 to 20 minutes cooking on low. 

Serve with black beans and raw diced onions over rice.  You can use white rice or find a good recipe for yellow rice.