Patrick Hattman's past comments

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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

  • 0

    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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  • 0

    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

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    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

  • 2

    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

  • 0

    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

  • 0

    Patrick Hattman

    It's good to see Hanshin get a win.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

  • -2

    Patrick Hattman

    Obama wants us to believe that the US couldn't get a SOFA with Iraq from 2012 because the Iraqis wouldn't agree to US demands on legal protections for our soldiers and marines.

    But he never wanted to keep a residual force there, one that we know now could've prevented an ISIS invasion. And we know he didn't want us there at all from 2012 because he said so during a debate with Romney.

    Or was that another one of his lies?

    One thing is for sure in 2014: we've got a big problem now that the Obama administration has to start dealing with when they err...get some plans together.

    Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy

  • 0

    Patrick Hattman

    Another Hanshin win!

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

  • 0

    Patrick Hattman

    The US is reducing its military expenditures for at least the next few years and is consumed by what is going on in the ME and at its own doorstep with the southern border.

    So Japan needs to take on greater responsibility for its own defense. And a weak Japan cannot negotiate on equal terms with China, Russia and South Korea over various territorial disputes.

    Posted in: Japan defense budget request highest ever as Abe boosts military

  • -1

    Patrick Hattman

    Tigers 5, Giants 4...a good day.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

  • 3

    Patrick Hattman

    "1,180 war criminals"

    Yes, it's a good idea to honor these "martyrs," including Class B and C criminals who were responsible for some of the most disgusting crimes against humanity.

    Nice work, PM Abe. And it's comforting, I'm sure, to the Chinese, Koreans et al. that you expressed your appreciation for the "martyrs" in a role other than prime minister.

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

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