Patrick Hattman's past comments

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    Patrick Hattman

    "Trump’s likely opponent in the general election, Democrat Hillary Clinton, was Obama’s secretary of state and a key architect of the effort."

    Hillary Clinton will likely be indicted soon for mishandling classified information, among other crimes, so Trump will probably compete against one of Bernie or Biden in November.

    Posted in: Trump struggles to explain his 'America first' foreign policy

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    Patrick Hattman

    "The data had raised expectations that the Bank of Japan might tweak its stimulus efforts to prop up the recovery of the world’s third-largest economy."

    I've been hearing about stimulus programs by the BOJ for 20 years as the cure for Japan's economic ills, but the end result always seems to be an ever-increasing mountain of debt.

    Posted in: BOJ holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus

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    Patrick Hattman

    The decision by Truman to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought the war in the Pacific to an abrupt end and made a full-scale invasion of the Japanese mainland unnecessary.

    Many lives on both sides were saved, I believe, and far in excess of the death tolls in those cities from the A-bombs.

    Also, the Soviet Union was prevented from taking over some part of mainland Japan in the process, and only has some of the Kurile Islands at present.

    The resulting occupation of Japan, and the return of sovereignty to the Japanese people in 1952, was largely controlled by the U.S. and has been mostly beneficial for the Japanese over the years.

    So if Obama wants to visit Hiroshima and make any sort of statement about what happened on August 6, 1945, he should do it after he leaves the presidency.

    Posted in: Japan is asking U.S. President Barack Obama to make an official visit to Hiroshima when he comes to Japan in May for the G-7 summit. Doing so would make him the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city since the atomic bombing in 1945. Do you think Obama should go there?

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    Patrick Hattman

    Giants over the Tigers = a bad day.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Patrick Hattman

    This is good news. I'm looking forward to seeing him pitch again.

    Posted in: Darvish set for 1st rehab start since elbow surgery

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    Patrick Hattman

    Of the total budget requests, debt-servicing costs accounted for a record 26.0543 trillion yen, due to ballooning public debt,....

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's second term will be best known for adding mountains of debt with his wildly off-target economic policy arrows.

    Posted in: Fiscal 2016/17 budget requests hit record Y102.4 tril

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    Patrick Hattman

    It's a good day with Hanshin still atop the CL standings.

    Congratulations to Matt Murton on his 1000th career hit in NPB!

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    Patrick Hattman

    "the president sought to show solidarity with Alaska Natives and rural Alaskans whose immense challenges are rarely in the national spotlight."

    I don't agree with this at all. A number of the most popular TV programs in the U.S. this decade, like "Mountain Men," "Yukon Men," and "Life Below Zero," bring the struggles of Alaskans with climate change to millions of average Joes on a regular basis.

    Also, the major TV news outlets do not ignore the issue, regardless of which side of the political spectrum they fall on. It's just getting a bit more attention this week since Obama is there.

    Posted in: Obama becomes 1st U.S. president to enter the Arctic

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    Patrick Hattman

    "After an accelerated boot camp that lasted just 14 days,...."

    They needed to rush men to the fleet but just two weeks in boot camp wasn't enough time to prepare them adequately for service. It's a testament to the courage and work ethic of so many sailors during WWII that our Navy ultimately crushed the Japanese in the Pacific theater.

    Posted in: WWII U.S. vet spread news of Japanese surrender 70 years ago

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    Patrick Hattman

    Los Angeles will have the winning bid next year for the 2024 Summer Olympics and join London as the only cities to host the Games three times.

    Posted in: Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic race

  • 0

    Patrick Hattman

    Hanshin with another win and sitting atop the CL standings. A good day.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Patrick Hattman

    This picture brings back good memories.

    Posted in: Light-up

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    Patrick Hattman

    USA! USA! USA!

    A 5-2 rout by the Americans against an overmatched Japan side.

    Three-time World Cup champions!

    Posted in: U.S. beats Japan 5-2 to win Women's World Cup

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    Patrick Hattman

    Hanshin is now in first place and Yomiuri is second with a losing record. I hope the Tigers keep it going and win the CL title, and the Giants fall back in the standings and miss out on the postseason.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Patrick Hattman

    Hanshin is still muddling along in third place in the CL standings. It's time to put together a winning streak and take the top spot away from Yomiuri.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Patrick Hattman

    Jeb Bush will be the 45th President of the United States of America.

    Hillary's multitude of scandals like the destruction of official e-mails, lies about Benghazi, corruption in the Clinton Foundation etc. will seriously damage her run for the presidency.

    She is the same uninspiring candidate that she was eight years ago, just an older version with more baggage to lug around. And the tired inevitability of her candidacy will turn off some voters in 2016, too.

    So mark it down now: President Jeb Bush!

    Posted in: Jeb Bush joins Republican race for U.S. president

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    Patrick Hattman

    Jeb Bush will be the next U.S. president. He will have the money to defeat the Clintons. He will be able to win the all-important electoral votes from Florida and Texas.

    His choice for vice president should be John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, which would help him win that critical state in the electoral vote tally.

    Jeb Bush has a Mexican wife and speaks a good bit of Spanish. He will be able to get many more Hispanic votes than Mitt Romney in 2012.

    Posted in: Jeb Bush joins Republican race for U.S. president

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    Patrick Hattman

    I can't believe that Yokohama is still atop the CL standings. Hanshin needs to get hot and win the division.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

  • 2

    Patrick Hattman

    A Yomiuri victory makes it a bad day.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Patrick Hattman

    It's good to see Hanshin get a win.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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