Jeffrey Patten 
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Re: “Cinema Showdown

I don't know - I think the scene where all the people Brian is telling to stop following him blindly, and start thinking for themselves, repeat everything he says verbatim, is arguably just as funny as the "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" number at the end - and "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is completely hysterical.

Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 10/06/2014 at 10:57 PM

Re: “The Countdown Is On: T Minus 999 Days To OSIRIS-REx Launch

This is incredibly important work, and I am proud it is being done here in Tucson. Good work, guys!

Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 09/26/2014 at 2:18 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Mr. Simpson, having read your comments, I don't see that you have identified anything that the Gifford ad said that was inaccurate. Are you simply arguing that it is "wrong" because you disagree with the political position advocated by the ad, i.e., that misdemeanor stalkers should be denied access to firearms?

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 09/25/2014 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Danehy

Well, here's something that may shed some light on the subject:

Shihab ud-Din ar-Ramliyy ash-Shafi^iyy, in his famous fatawa, said: "Rather than accepting calculations, the Prophet, who followed Allah's Revelation, completely omitted them by saying: >" He said in Sharh al-Minhaj: "Our companions (i.e., the Shafi^iyys) said according to what is authentic, the beginning of Ramadan is not confirmed by the calculations of those who calculate--even if they were trustworthy. The companions of AbuHanifah unanimously agree on that."

Crazy stuff, I know. But this is part of the reason that there are so few Muslims winning Nobel Prizes.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 09/25/2014 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Danehy

I must agree with Rick Spanier. While I disagree with Scott Smith on many issues (which is to be expected, given that he's a Republican), a number of his positions seem surprisingly sane. Even more significant, they reflect a relatively high degree of pragmatism. A race between him and Fred DuVal would, for a change, NOT be like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 08/21/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “First Look at Paul Rudd as Marvel's 'Ant Man'

Ant Man typically got around by flying on a winged ant. The one truly awesome adventure I remember seeing for Ant-Man, back in the day, was when he went inside the Vision (an android member of the Avengers who could control his density) to figure out what was wrong with him when he malfunctioned, and none of the standard methods of diagnosing the problem worked. It was quite psychedelic. Otherwise, I was more interested in Henry Pym when he was doing his "Giant Man" and "Yellow Jacket" identities.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 08/20/2014 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Planning Progress

Tucson limits the size of cultivation sites and Phoenix doesn't? What's wrong with this picture? We need larger cultivation sites in Tucson to lower prices for Tucson patients and to provide jobs to Tucson citizens.

Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 07/31/2014 at 8:12 PM

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