Maria 'Bing' Velasquez Reid comments

Posted in: Japan Olympic, Paralympic team uniforms for Tokyo Games unveiled See in context

I hope they will be in air conditioned rooms.

that is so hot in humid summer weather.

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

Calculated plan - now she is famous to make money on her clothes line, and the blog which used to earn $60K will now be worth much more. There will even be more media coverage on her after leaving. So this reason doesn’t make sense. (Avoiding media)

There was strife between her father and half family before the wedding.

She knew what it was all about - Rules about no red or black painted nails etc.

It’s a slap of insult to the monarchy and their tradition.

She divorced her first husband quickly. She sent back the wedding ring by mail.

She left and did not face the Queen to discuss her exit.

If you were the Mother in law, how would you take it?

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

Stocks are different from using company money for PERSONAL use. Tax laws.

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Posted in: Lebanon issues travel ban for Ghosn See in context

“According to the official, Ghosn was also interrogated on a separate report against him over a 2008 visit to Israel. Lebanon and Israel are technically at war. No decision was taken regarding this case, which according to Lebanese law can be punishable between one and 10 years in jail.”

the Fugitive gets away with anything including the punishable crime he did in Israel in 2008.

slippery slime bag

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

"If he is innocent and thinks countries other than Japan are fairer, why didn't he go to the United States or France?" asked the prosecutor, indicating a lack of faith in Lebanon's judicial system.

Ghosn, facing trial in Japan, jumped bail and fled to Lebanon in late December. He has been charged with underreporting his remuneration at Nissan by several billion yen over eight years and aggravated breach of trust for allegedly misusing the automaker's funds.

A crook is a crook.

He reminds me of “El Chapo”. He has “Houdini” vanishing tricks too. No honest person escapes trial if you think you are innocent. With the world watching? Everyone wants to do this entire thing right. Have faith in the Judicial system.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

“But in recent days French officials have hardened their stance, calling Ghosn a "defendant like any other" and saying he should face justice in a court of law.”

If he is truly innocent and really paid his taxes, then what is he afraid of. To plot what he did is crooked in the first place.

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Posted in: U.S. gov't heads to court to seize private land for Trump's border wall in Texas See in context



Eminent domain refers to the power of the government to take private property and convert it into public use. The Fifth Amendment provides that the government may only exercise this power if they provide just compensation to the property owners.

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Posted in: Japan to keep pushing coal in developing world despite criticism See in context

“The climate change hoax has collapsed. A devastating series of research papers has just been published, revealing that human activity can account for no more than a .01°C rise in global temperatures, meaning that all the human activity targeted by radical climate change alarmists — combustion engines, airplane flights, diesel tractors — has virtually no measurable impact on the temperature of the planet.

Finnish scientists spearheaded the research, releasing a paper entitled, “No Experimental Evidence for the Significant Anthropogenic Climate Change.”

The paper explains that IPCC analysis of global temperatures suffers from a glaring error — namely, failure to account for “influences of low cloud cover” and how it impacts global temperatures. Natural variations in low cloud cover, which are strongly influenced by cosmic radiation’s ability to penetrate Earth’s atmosphere due to variations in the strength of our planet’s magnetosphere, account for nearly all changes in global temperature, the researchers explain.

As this chart reveals, more cloud cover is inversely related to temperature. In other words, clouds shield the surface of the Earth from the sun, providing shade cover cooling, while a lack of clouds results in more warming:

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Posted in: High court quashes ruling on fatal road rage case, jail term on technicality See in context

No one should ever stop in the passing lane. When I was 12 years old, a truck without hazard lights blinking was stalled in the middle of the toad. We only realized that it wasn’t moving. We were able to swerve away from it but in turning back on the Kane hit its side. Fortunately we just had slight cuts seen at the hospital not large enough to be hospitalized. The car got totaled in front.

It is not allowed to stop in the middle of the road without your hazard lights on.

The Driver who did this should lose their license. Must go back to driver’s school.

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Posted in: Bar association says long-term detainments of foreigners on the rise See in context

Follow rules.

There is a time to go home. As there is time to eat, time to sleep, time to work, time to play ... when the party is over, go home! Come visit again. Don’t be stubborn.

i don’t understand why their countries do not want them back? Are they criminals from where they came from?

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Posted in: S Korean court holds 1st hearing on 'comfort women' civil suit See in context

It has been settled in 1964.

Is there not a statute of Limitations?

This is why the world is chaotic. No one wants to forgive and move on.

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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat to be referred to prosecutors over fatal car crash See in context

He shouldn't be driving if he has Parkinson's disease. It is a brain disorder that causes loss of muscle control. So maybe he lost control.

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Posted in: Emperor's enthronement parade inspiring wedding dresses, tours See in context

JAPAN has been known for fashion.

This is good news and the world is watching.

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Posted in: Yokohama legal firm refuses to return passport to Filipino woman See in context

An entry visa was granted because she had to work for the company. Some take advantage of this and escape the Employer for some other plan up their sleeve.

some just disappear away into the crowd to do something else. It will be difficult for the Employer to get another foreign employee because the Embassy limit how many you can import. What happened to the previous employee? Her visa is to work for them - she may never go back to her country. She will just dissipate.

this happens all the time in the US.

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Posted in: Japanese Embassy withdraws approval for Vienna art exhibition See in context

We already know the history, why capitalize on it more in art form! All countries have history. The exhibit is almost like a satire and an insult.

if you want to befriend, you don’t constantly remind your friend of what your friend did wrong would you? That means you will never be forgiven and you will consume your time reminding the friend all their errors! Soon you will be enemies.

Past is past and we have learned from it. Move forward.

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Posted in: IOC Tokyo Olympic marathon edict should give pause to other cities See in context

They should do the marathon in Nagano. They have the Zenkoji Temple to see - and it’s less than 2 hours by Shinkansen from Tokyo without going through TSA. One can still watch the Closing without panicking for time.

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Posted in: 'Washoku' delicacies served at banquet after emperor's ceremony See in context

Correction -

2011  Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, COTE DE BEAUNE, FRANCE 

Average Price $ 110 / 750ml 

Aggregated Critic Score 92/100

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Posted in: Gov't funding for imperial ceremonies sparks rare dissent See in context

"The Japanese case is different from cases in other countries," he told AFP. "Japan's state Shintoism... was used as a foundation to justify invasive wars and colonizations."

I would rather they have their Shinto belief than become atheist.

i wish people just leave them alone how they run their own country. The world is always looking for utopia - it will never happen since creation!

If you believe in life after death -through good deeds - you will find utopia.

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Posted in: Stand and be delivered: Japan's evolving escalator etiquette See in context

I love that when I visit Japan how people are orderly standing on one side kn the escalator. I even noticed that they stay in line to GET ON the escalator unlike the chaos I see in my city where everyone is in a hurry and cut in front of you only to get stuck in the escalator as everyone is blocking the path. They don’t care if you are running late.

I like this orderly life. More efficient.

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Posted in: Top doctor sounds alarm over heatstroke at Tokyo 2020 Olympics See in context

Too late to change the date. People have booked their hotels and flights. They should have compared it to Tokyo Olympics 1964.

i have been to Tokyo 3 times in July. One was super hot and humid but 2014 was surprisingly not as hot.

Let’s hope it won’t be as hot as 2019.

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Posted in: Peach Aviation 1st Japanese carrier to drop S Korea flights See in context

“In line with the 1965 reconciliation treaties, Japan continued to improve its relations with South Korea. Tokyo provided $300 million as compensation to comfort women and forced laborers, etc., and extended an additional $200 million credit to Seoul, and Prime Minister Sato attended official functions in July, the first visit of a Japanese premier to postwar Korea. “

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Posted in: Woman sues Japanese gov't for DNA data kept even after end of probe See in context

Lesson - follow rules and you won’t Get fingerprinted. Obey the law. We should mind our own business so they can continue to run the country smoothly. I enjoy visiting this country because it is clean and I can get back things when I lose them. Even when I forget my grocery bag once in the store. They found it with everything I bought. Can you name a country like that?

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Posted in: Packed in See in context

I am always prepared with an umbrella. I check my weather app during the rainy season. Who wants to catch a cold, fever and pneumonia

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