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The word “Chirashi” in Japanese means scattered. Order a Chirashi bowl at your local Japanese restaurant and you’ll be handed a bowl of seasoned rice topped with scattered slices of raw fish, fish roe, and/or the occasional tamagoyaki, a spongy egg garnish. It’s the ideal option for sushi fiends who don’t want to order a la carte or dish out the big bucks for a sashimi platter.

Chirshi Bowl Sushi

The mark of a good Chirashi bowl is balance. Each grain should be evenly seasoned with the tangy, alkaline sweetness of rice vinegar. Sesame seeds are often sprinkled on top for good measure. Different types of fresh fish are layered on top – bonus points for textural diversity. Garnishes are optional additions and always provide welcome respite.

Chirshi Bowl Sushi

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Surprise, the box is a Double Decker, more Sushi for me.

Chirshi Bowl Sushi

 

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Honda Motorcycles, have sold 300 Million since 1949

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Honda Motor Co. has hit a milestone: its 300-millionth motorcycle.

By Charles Fleming contract reported for the L.A. Times Jack Miller of Venice California

I am Jack and I bought my first Honda Motorcycle when I was 15 Honda 250 cc Scrambler, That first year they only came in one collar silver and I was off to the races. The outlaw was born. That year I learned how to do Wheel Stands and ride my bike through the administration building at University High School one of the many high schools I attended in Los Angeles. I ran away on the bike several times and with the help of Alcohol and Mary Jane I managed to end up the custody of Juvenal Authorities till I was 18. Anyways Honda was part of my life and so was Harley Davidson.

This was my first motorcycle a Honda 250

This was my first motorcycle a Honda 250

The milestone vehicle, a 40th anniversary edition of the company’s flagship Gold Wing touring bike, was produced at Honda’s Kumamoto factory in Japan.

This was Honda's first production Motorcycle in 1949

This was Honda’s first production Motorcycle in 1949

Honda’s first two-wheeled machine was the 1949 Dream Type D, a single-cylinder, two-stroke, 100cc that featured a then-unusual semi-automatic clutch.

Almost a decade later, the company introduced the Honda 50, aka the Super Cub, and began its conquest of the U.S. It was the cornerstone of the “You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda” ad campaign of the 1960s. Honda sold 90 million of the small bikes.

Honda 50 Super Cub

Honda 50 Super Cub

The company began its first overseas production in Belgium in 1963. Today, Honda builds bikes at 32 plants in 22 countries.

Honda passed the 100-million mark in 1997.

 

Bill Silver, a Honda historian and author of “Classic Honda Motorcycles” and “History of the Honda Scrambler,” believes the company’s resilience is the result of founder Soichiro Honda’s obsession with building bikes that were well-engineered, safe and reliable — and, above all, convenient.

Indeed, Silver points out, one of the company’s early machines was called a Benly — an Americanized version of the Japanese word “benri,” which means “convenient.”

He was obsessed with the quality of materials and the quality of the manufacturing process,” the San Diego-based Silver said. “Honda never quit improving the product.”

This is me Jack Miller on a Chromed Out Widegulide Harley Davidson, The fastest bike in Harley Davidson in Costa Rica

This is me Jack Miller on a Chromed Out Widegulide Harley Davidson, The fastest Harley Davidson in Costa Rica

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, Announces Plans for a New Rapid Transit System

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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today that even though Oil Prices have dropped below the point of being able to run the country that the 200 billion in gold that Hugo Chavez stole from the country and hid with his buddy Fidel Castro in Cuba will be used to finance the project.

President Maduro claims that 100 billion of the stolen gold has already been used to build this prototype of the first coach and engine.

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The Last couple weeks has been good. We did start to get a few nice tuna, but there still not here in full forcé. The marlín bite was great for a couple weeks, but that slowed down a bit over the last week. we have had very good luck around the islands and have caught plenty of big roosters and snapper along with many other types of fish.

I have made a bit of progress on expanding my marina, my permission finally came out for me to build a gas station. I hope to start building in the next month. We will be selling Gas to Boats from the end of our dock and also cars and trucks that pass on the road.

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Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro proves to the World that he can Lie Just As Good as Hugo Chavez

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Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article4371804.html#storylink=cpy

It happened. Engineer María Corina Machado was formally accused of the attempted assassination of a ruling leader and of conspiring against Venezuela by means of a sinister coup d’état.

“Proof” of the attempted assassination consisted of false e-mails sent by the Internet. They were fabricated by President Nicolás Maduro’s police. Google corroborated the fraud. It was an exceptionally clumsy fakery.

So what? Maduro and his cronies are not bothered by being caught in the act of lying. They don’t even take the trouble to rectify or excuse their actions. As in 1984, Orwell’s novel, the regime has an omnipotent Ministry of Truth and in its “newspeak” it writes and rewrites history without the slightest shame.

Victims and victimizers exchange roles with a snap of the fingers.

This manipulation began with the 1992 version of a military coup. Magically, the late Hugo Chávez, who plotted the coup, turned into the hero and democratically elected President Carlos Andrés Pérez into the criminal.

Lying knows no bounds. Didn’t Chávez say that the earthquake that destroyed Haiti was caused by a secret Pentagon weapon used by imperialism to seize that Caribbean country?

That’s the essence of totalitarianism: regimes that seize the truth and wring its neck.

They say or deny whatever they please. Chavists are only interested in the stories they tell.

They make up a story and disseminate it, and whoever denies it is a counter-revolutionary in the service of the CIA, persecuted by the courts of (in)justice and the toga-clad arm of the victorious revolution.

Nevertheless, formally, Venezuela is a liberal democracy, with individual freedoms, human and civil rights, political parties, separation of powers, private property and periodic elections. That’s stated in the nation’s Constitution, promulgated with great fanfare in 1999.

The reality is that Venezuela is a disguised dictatorship, thoroughly corrupt, governed by a clique willing to kill to avoid losing power, guided and controlled from Havana by two old communists intent on bleeding their rich oil colony down to the last drop.

Why are they now staging that clumsy maneuver against María Corina? Because the movement founded by Chávez and led today by Maduro aims to crush any Venezuelan capable of uniting the majority of the people against them, and because terror and intimidation are the key tools to induce obedience.

That is why they imprisoned opposition leaders Leopoldo López, Daniel Ceballos and Enzo Scarano, while keeping Manuel Rosales in exile. That is why, at one point, Henrique Capriles, a one-time opposition presidential candidate, ended up in a cell.

Just as guilty as these jailers, albeit to a lesser degree, are their accomplices. Are Latin American presidents Cristina Kirchner, José Mujica and Dilma Rousseff, Venezuela’s Mercosur partners, aware of the filthy sewer that Venezuela has become?

Doesn’t it bother Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (as it didn’t bother his predecessor, Rodríguez Zapatero) that he sells arms to military officers led by generals accused of drug trafficking, knowing that they will be used to repress the Venezuelan people?

Do the European, Latin American, Asian, U.S., Chinese and Russian businessmen think that they have a moral blank check that allows them to do shady deals with the Venezuelan government without dirtying their hands and to pay big bribes without realizing that the crimes committed by their hosts stain them?

When someone gets in bed with the Mafia or the riff-raff, he is responsible, to some degree, of what the Mafia or the riff-raff do.

The list of accomplices is long and grim, but those who appear on it — even though they don’t appear in this article for reasons of space — should realize that the imprisoned, persecuted or exiled Venezuelans know that the old Spanish saying is painfully true: “As guilty as the rustler who kills the cow is the man who binds its legs.”

The accomplices are no different from the jailers. They’re also guilty.

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The Truth comes out, All those accusations by Republicans about Benghazi was a Pack of Shit and a Bunch of Lies

Most People Have No Idea What A House Benghazi Investigation Just Found

When the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee quietly released a report on the Friday before Thanksgiving clearing U.S. officials of multiple accusations leveled after the 2012 Benghazi attacks, it didn’t exactly capture the public’s attention.

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Eighty-four percent of Americans said they had heard little or nothing about the report’s release, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll.

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Just 28 percent knew the investigation didn’t find evidence of intelligence failures before the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, or wrongdoing in officials’ response to the attacks. A nearly equal 25 percent thought the report found wrongdoing. The remaining 47 percent weren’t sure.

 

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Republicans turn on each other over Benghazi conspiracy theories
12/05/14 04:53 PM

By Steve Benen

Once the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee issued its report on the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, there was a sense of finality to the process. GOP lawmakers on the panel themselves described the findings as “definitive.”

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Every possible question has been answered. Every conspiracy theory has been discredited. Every wild-eyed allegation has been proven false. Every House committee, every Senate committee, every State Department investigator, and every inquiry launched by independent news organizations have reached the exact same conclusion. There’s a general feeling, even among many Republicans, that it’s time to just move on.

Lair, Lair, Liar

Lair, Lair, Liar

 

But that’s not going to happen. Not only is the House on track to spend at last another $1.5 million – of our money – Added to almost 10 billion paid paid for overtime to committee members like Michelle Bachmann on yet another committee, but many GOP lawmakers have decided to reject the findings of their fellow GOP lawmakers.
Some of the loudest torch-and-pitchfork wielding Benghazi investigation enthusiasts weren’t satisfied. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on CNN he thought the report “is full of crap” and that the House Intelligence Committee had done a “lousy job of policing their own.”

On the Intelligence Committee and a Lair, Lair, Lair

On the Intelligence Committee and a Lair, Lair, Lair

“I’m saying that anybody who has followed Benghazi at all knows that the CIA deputy director did not come forward to tell Congress what role he played in changing the talking points,” Graham said. “And the only way we knew he was involved is when he told a representative at the White House, I’m going to do a hard review of this, a hard rewrite.” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) agreed, telling the Salt Lake Tribune that Graham “is probably right.”
He’s really not.

Lair, Lair, Lair

Lair, Lair, Lair

And while it’s certainly interesting to see Graham and Chaffetz reject the exhaustive findings prepared by their colleagues from their own party, no one seems quite as hostile to the evidence as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), arguably Congress’ most zealous conspiracy theorist.

The Kentucky Republican wrote an op-ed for a right-wing website this week, and I hope readers will take a moment to appreciate Rand Paul’s approach to logic in all its glory.
The Associated Press claims the report debunks, “A series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.”

None of these accusations contain even a modicum of truth?
It’s important to appreciate Paul’s intellectual rigor: there are lots of allegations, and even though the evidence proves the allegations false, maybe, since there are so many of them, one of them is a little true?

As Simon Maloy noted, the Republican senator proceeded to suggest his own GOP allies may be “helping the Obama administration cover-up the truth about Benghazi.”

That’s right, it’s come to this: Republicans have uncovered a conspiracy so vast, it involves Republicans who went looking for evidence of a conspiracy.

I get the feeling that the Beltway media considers Rand Paul so “interesting” that his antics, no matter how ridiculous, simply cannot be disqualifying. But that’s a shame – his approach to Benghazi is itself a cringe-worthy embarrassment.

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Latin American Parties Union Condemned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for fileing false charges against María Corina Machado the Next President of Venezuela

Latin American Parties Union condemned false charges against María Corina Machado

In a statement signed by the president of the UPLA, former Salvadoran president Armando Calderón Sol, stated that these maneuvers are seeking to divert attention from the economic crisis in Venezuela

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San Salvador.- The Union of Latin American Parties (LAUP) condemned the imputation of the Venezuelan opposition María Corina Machado for “conspiracy” and called on the international community to “actively involved” in defending human rights in Venezuela.

In a statement signed by the president of the UPLA, Salvadoran expresident Armando Calderón Sol (1994-1999), the organization denounces the “abuses of which is attack and accuse María Corina Machado of trying to kill Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro , , which constitute a clear abuse of power and arbitrary use of Venezuelan legislation to intimidate and undermine the political opposition in that country, “Armando Calderón Sol said. The prosecution charged Wednesday with conspiracy Machado, punishable by eight to 16 years in prison in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

“These maneuvers are only intended to cover the grave economic and institutional crisis in the country, while seeking to intimidate other opposition leaders who want to speak out against abuses of the oppression parties in Venezuela”

Armando Calderón Sol added this statement as he urged “the international community to be actively involved in this and other cases of violations of human and political rights that are being committed in Venezuela constantly.

” The political organization reiterated its “commitment” “with the absolute respect for the rule of law, due process, the Constitution and other laws that provide the legal framework and allow peaceful coexistence of truly democratic countries “.

María Corina Machado the next President of Venezuela

Deputy to the National Assembly of Venezuela María Corina Machado says: “Now what is coming is the transition to democracy in peace and prosperity “

María Corina Machado the next President of A Free and Respected Venezuela

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Nicolas Maduro represents chaos and the past, says Maria Corina Machado

Translated to english by Panama Jack Editor of the Panama Visitors Guide

The leading Presidential Candidate for President of Venezuela thanked students, trustees, members, political leaders and churches “for their support and understanding, despite his anguish”

The Next President of Venezuela

(Caracas. 12/04/2014) After being charged for the crime of “conspiracy”, Deputy to the National Assembly of Venezuela María Corina Machado at noon announced Thursday that “now comes is the transition to democracy in peace. ” To do this, she said, the resignation of Nicolas Maduro is a must.

“Now what is coming is the transition to democracy and peace. And this conviction was strengthened yesterday when I was sitting at the court that follows instructions from Havana made by Miraflores, in order to crush the Venezuelan people, “She said at a press conference at the headquarters of the political movement led, Vente Venezuela.

Maria Corina Machado

“Maduro and his regime are defeated. At the time, President Chavez managed to sell several myths, including two: inward the country, Venezuelans, that his departure would represent a return to the past and out to the international community that his departure would represent chaos. Nicolas Maduro has been commissioned to demolish both myths, because Maduro is chaos and is the past, “explained the opposition leader María Corina Machado.

According to Machado, Nicolas Maduro represents chaos, since the country is plunged into lawlessness. “The violence is unleashed: the two murders of Thursday, there are more than 200 policemen killed this year in Caracas, Aragua and Carabobo. Salaries are at a poverty level, the Venezuelan minimum monthly wage is less than $ 35: That is one dollar a day when Venezuela has just experienced the largest oil boom in our history “, Where did the money disappear to? And why don’t the people of Venezuela get to share in the wealth that has come from oil.

Thus, Maduro is also the past, because it is directly responsible for this tragedy and destruction of 15 years. “The vast majority of the country wants a deep and urgent change, and knows that Maduro neither wants nor can switch to an economy that shares with the Venezuelan people.

María Corina Machado thanked the students, union leaders, fellow parliamentarians, political leaders, churches (especially the Cardinal Urosa), “for their support and understanding, despite his anguish” .

“The regime believed that the repression and persecution would divide the people of Venezuela. But yesterday the people demonstrated that these attacks only unite and strengthen democratic forces. I thank the Venezuelan people, citizens, their support and confidence in this hour, “She explained.

María Corina Machado confirmed that her only option is to fight. “I do not give if none is given,” She said. She called on all Venezuelans to fight civilly and peacefully because the transition to democracy is already underway.

Investigations

At the press conference, attorney Thomas Arias explained the legal process that lies María Corina Machado. He said that is a recurring practice of Public Prosecutions is to have open political dissent investigations, “to shut in the complaint against the regime. In the case of María Corina is clear that she will not give up “.

Tomás Arias also said Wednesday, the defense asked the Public Ministry Machado a series of steps to demonstrate the falsity of the allegations against Machado. First, evidence of Google, to report that with which the deputy is linked are completely false.

Most of the headlines coming out of Venezuela have to do with the country’s precarious economic situation, largely the result of plunging oil prices. But it should be remembered that there is an intense political struggle going on within the country as well — one that has the power to destabilize it entirely.

Here’s a reminder: Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado has been accused of treason and trying to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. It is a crime punishable by 8-16 years in prison.

A former legislator, Machado rose to prominence as an opposition leader at the beginning of the year, when political strife rocked Venezuela and hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in the streets.

At that time, former Mayor Leopoldo Lopez was the opposition figure who had the world’s attention. The Harvard-educated activist turned himself in to Maduro’s administration in February to cool tensions, and has been in prison ever since. According to reports, his prison guards throw excrement against his jail cell.

Lopez’s absence left an opening that Machado and a number of opposition leaders have been trying to fill, but since this spring, the government has been better at quelling dissent.

Enter the slide in oil prices. Oil makes up 95% of Venezuela’s exports and over 60% of the country’s revenue. As the price of the commodity plummeted, traders told Business Insider that default was the only possible ending.

Venezuela lobbied its OPEC peers hard for a slowdown in oil production to prop up the price, but to no avail. Now it’s burning through cash at an alarming rate — some of which was loaned to Venezuela by the Chinese in exchange for oil.

Something has to give. The country has been spending more money than it brings in for years in an attempt to maintain social programs that date back to the administration of President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013. Its fiscal deficit is at 17% of annual economic output.

Another drain on the economy is Venezuela’s Petrocaribe program, which “sells” oil to the country’s Caribbean and Latin American allies at stunningly low rates. The country’s foreign minister has promised that the program will continue as is. Nonetheless, Venezuela sold some debt the Dominican Republic owes it to Goldman Sachs, according to Bloomberg, so even some of those agreements may be subject to change.

What all this means taken together is simply that Maduro is under an insane amount of pressure. His approval rating is at an all-time low of 24.5%, according to the Wall Street Journal. We can expect more desperate moves — more finger pointing, more scapegoating — to come along with more dissent. And it won’t be pretty.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/maria-corina-machado-charged-with-treason-2014-12#ixzz3L14eMYJI

Maria Corina Machado, The Women that should be President of Venezuela. Maduro has tried to kill and now he is trying to imprison her.

Maduro, you can not kill her, she is the people

Reuters Maria Corina Machado. Most of the headlines coming out of Venezuela have to do with the country’s precarious economic situation, largely the result of plunging oil prices. But it should be remembered that there is an intense political struggle going on within the country as well — one that has the power to destabilize it entirely.

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Here’s a reminder: Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado has been accused of treason and tryingto assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. It is a crime punishable by 8-16 years in prison.

A former legislator, Machado rose to prominence as an opposition leader at the beginning of the year, when political strife rocked Venezuela and hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in the streets.

At that time, former Mayor Leopoldo Lopez was the opposition figure who had the world’s attention. The Harvard-educated activist turned himself in to Maduro’s administration in February to cool tensions, and has been in prison ever since. According to reports, his prison guards throw excrement against his jail cell.

Lopez’s absence left an opening that Machado and a number of opposition leaders have been trying to fill, but since this spring, the government has been better at quelling dissent.

Enter the slide in oil prices. Oil makes up 95% of Venezuela’s exports and over 60% of the country’s revenue. As the price of the commodity plummeted, traders told Business Insider that default was the only possible ending.

Venezuela lobbied its OPEC peers hard for a slowdown in oil production to prop up the price, but to no avail. Now it’s burning through cash at an alarming rate — some of which was loaned to Venezuela by the Chinese in exchange for oil.

Something has to give. The country has been spending more money than it brings in for years in an attempt to maintain social programs that date back to the administration of President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013. Its fiscal deficit is at 17% of annual economic output.

Another drain on the economy is Venezuela’s Petrocaribe program, which “sells” oil to the country’s Caribbean and Latin American allies at stunningly low rates. The country’s foreign minister has promised that the program will continue as is. Nonetheless, Venezuela sold some debt the Dominican Republic owes it to Goldman Sachs, according to Bloomberg, so even some of those agreements may be subject to change.

What all this means taken together is simply that Maduro is under an insane amount of pressure. His approval rating is at an all-time low of 24.5%, according to the Wall Street Journal. We can expect more desperate moves — more finger pointing, more scapegoating — to come along with more dissent. And it won’t be pretty.

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In 2012, when I still lived in Costa Rica, I went to Cancun for Christmas and New Years. On the day I left to go back to Costa Rica, Jan 3rd, I woke up with a feeling that I should give one of my small paintings to someone on the plane as a gift, just to start 2013 off with good karma for my art career. While I was waiting to board, the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, got on the same plane! Since she boarded first and obviously was in first class, I knew I would HAVE to pass her to get to my seat.

So I gave the small painting to her! She thanked me quickly, and it was clear that my art had some sort of synchronistic effect on her, she had that look you get when you get deja vu or something, and she was at a loss for words for a few seconds, and she’s a politician lol After we took off a flight attendant told me to come back to the front and she had her son take this picture.

She was very humbled that I gave it to her, and she told me she had been in Cancun for a Mayan purification ceremony, to have a good year in 2013 for her family and her country

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