User Profile: Jeff Bassett

Jeff Bassett

Member Since: June 12, 2011

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  • April 10, 2014 at 5:32pm

    Understand also, The USAF Museum is a military base. One of the few that allows thousands of people to go on the base to see the museum yearly. It is unlike other military installation because of that open public policy. Wright Pat is a huge facility and opening a portion up leaves a security hole that they have to defend very carefully. To compare this to Fort Hood by any means would be vastly unfair.

  • April 9, 2014 at 8:01pm

    A few years back, I was at the USAF Museum with a friend. We noticed a distinct amount of military police build up in the museum. As well walked from section to section, they were at all exits and patrolling heavily. We walked up top one of the MP’s later on and asked if anything had happened. He replied that someone had been a car chase by the police into the base grounds. The guy took a joyride around the museum grounds until he was stopped by AF officers. When he finally surrendered he wanted to be taken by the Dayton police and was informed surprisingly that haven broken laws on a military base, his first stop might be to Leavenworth.
    Needless to say the military police on the base take their jobs very seriously. It would be interesting to know who made the call and if they could be prosecuted for a false report. It is a shame this mistake was made and it was handled poorly. But understand as well most of these officers are now under extreme pressure and don’t want to be the ones to under react to a possibly bad situation on the bases.
    It’s sad that corrupt officials and a few bad police have made a very difficult job hard for the good guys who have to deal with the dredges of society day in day out. It has made for a feeling that no one can trust anyone any longer. That is a top down leadership issue the electorate has refused to control through their votes. America has to wake up.

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  • April 4, 2014 at 7:11pm

    Wait till they figure out there are death panels, the reason Pelosi noted Obamacare would also fix the social security debt issue. A talking point the administration right now is also saying is a lie.

  • April 4, 2014 at 9:04am

    When that light /”glowing streamline” dims out, either it has burned up or it has cooled and slowed in velocity enough to start dropping from an arc to straight down.

    What does it look like before? Good question.
    There are three types of meteoroids. Iron, Stone and an Stoney Iron mix. The Irons once on earth having been heat treated have a blueish black surface. Stones and Stoney Irons have a blackened fusion crust. Some stones show an orientation, melting or ablation of the surface from coming into the atmosphere with one side facing down in a stable entry.
    Before they enter the atmosphere it is hard to say. We don’t know what they were exposed to in space, they could look like ordinary pieces of rock and iron but they also have been exposed to heat and other elements of space. That is one of those questions Meteorologist want to know themselves. One of the reasons NASA wants to send probes to asteroids and comets, to see what it looks like in space before interaction with the Earths atmosphere.

  • April 3, 2014 at 10:40pm

    Mike is correct. There are many myths and tales of what happens when a meteoroid enters the atmosphere. More over, what people think they see is based on perspective, especially with objects in the air, where there is no other reference points for the person to gain a true measure of what they many times are observing.

    For instance, many think when they see the trail of a meteor go over the horizon, it has landed just beyond that point. But that light trail is being made high in the atmosphere and has continued on over the the curvature of the Earth.

    When that light dims out, either it has burned up or it has cooled and slowed in velocity enough to start dropping from an arc to straight down.

    As for the term terminal velocity, it refers to the speed becoming constant due to the restraining forces exerted on it, in this case air drag. Parachutist generally with arms out reach a terminal velocity of 126 MPH until they deploy their chutes. They can change that speed if they alter their attitude and or draw in their arms and legs to reduce the air drag gaining speed.

  • April 3, 2014 at 9:19pm

    Its a possibility.
    Meteorites are cold to the touch on fresh impact sites. They have been cold soaked in space. The heat of re-entry caused the fracturing due to the extreme temperature differences from the core to the exterior.
    The enter the atmosphere at varying speeds and slow down due to the air drag. Most burn up but those large and slow enough that do make it to the ground are slowed to the point they fall vertically from a certain height.

    I have lectured on these for many years, have a question, go ahead and post below.
    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/events/vc_nov07.html

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  • April 1, 2014 at 6:59pm

    7,000,000 noted signed up by the administration on April 1st.

    APRIL FOOLS!

    Especially fools to those that believe such and the media for reporting such with absolutely no actual data to back such claims up.

  • March 24, 2014 at 8:09pm

    Uuuhhhh, Rock people.nephrim talking with the intelligence of cavemen, Creator/nature replaces GOD, God does not speak to Noah, Noah is a psychopath at times wanting to kill his family and hates mankind, Noah is cursed to slave at the ark project, mankind is at fault of destroying the ecology, Noah touts evolutionism not intelligent design, ….. Accuracy the studio says, suuuuuurre.

    Lets make it clear, It’s God, not mother nature, God appointed Noah because he was righteous in a world that was not, Mankind was the problem, not being punished due polluting the Earth, God/Intelligent design, Noah is righteous and loving, blessed by God to take this task on, and finally I would not push the nephrim/angels as dumb down rock people myself for artistic purposes or any other reason.

    All the anti-biblical principles being used against Christians right now to tear it apart put in a studio touting “accurate” film. This is why Hollywood fails at Christian themed films and why they have to try to then sell something as it is not. Shame on them for saying this is accurate to the bible.

    2 Timothy 4:3
    For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching,
    but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to
    suit their own passions,

    Romans 16:17
    I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause
    divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have
    been taught; avoid them.

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  • March 16, 2014 at 5:42pm

    The Christian God is a God of love who ask that those following the faith lead by example. Not to show hatred but rather to love thy enemies and lead through example. Moreover to have the common sense to know who your enemies truly are.
    I often wonder about those like Phelps that on judgement day are going to ask for forgiveness, doing so when they have not shown the same grace for others. I pity this man and pray for his enlightenment.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 6:37pm

    Sorry, but the film replaces God with mother nature, justice with punishment due from man made global warming, a bible hero who is blessed changed to a prosecuted human of mother nature and intelligent design with evolution. All very socialistic progressive themes pushed by the left now.

    For those who know the biblical story, it attacks it with the same themes liberal attack Christians. For those who are not so knowledgeable, it indoctrinates them with a liberal minded agenda sold as a film said to hold “true to the essence, values, and integrity”, even though is the antithesis of what the bible teaches.

    Now being pushed to biblical critics as needing to lighten up on their theology and just enjoy the show.

    Hollywood’s subtle changes amount to a total rewrite of the theology behind the story with themes used by those currently trying undermining it. Not buying it and not supporting it.

    If Hollywood really wants to appeal to the Christian masses, when “artistic license has been taken”, do so in a manner that does not undermine the theology it derives from.

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  • March 9, 2014 at 11:28am

    Yes, the FAR rules stipulate that parachutist have the right of way period due to obvious limitations.
    Parachutist love to land in open spaces and be near where that can suit up and quickly get ready for another jump. Smaller uncontrolled grass strip airports are ideal for such activities.
    Smaller uncontrolled airports use a universal radio channel (Unicom). Pilots flying to the smaller airports many times do not use the radio and it may be he was unaware of the jumpers operations going on at that time. Some pilots like to just go for a short distance flight to such destinations to avoid the highly regulated controlled airspace. This is a textbook reason why pilots should absolutely monitor the radio frequency and the Federal Air Regulations in the end will point to pilot error in such a situation.
    As for the age factor, most older pilots I know are extremely sharp individuals. They have to go through flight physicals on a regular basis and many are great sources of knowledge for the country airport communities.

    This is an unfortunate accident that should not have happened with contributing factors by both the pilot and jumper with the majority responsibility falling to the pilot. It is fortunate both were able to walk away from the accident.

  • March 2, 2014 at 3:34pm

    First, in the big picture, Obama being a progressive socialist, he will not want to confront Putin on this as Obama has the same Goal as Putin. But he has to put on a game face, as he is “suppose” to be looking after the west interest.

    Second, the military has been gutted. the latest cuts proposed do not even let up put the military on a one front capability, down from the beginning’s administration’s military strength of two fronts and other military actions. The US cannot literally bring to mass military action if it wanted to.

    Which brings us to the third issue, with domestic spending up and huge debt, the military is not budgeted to do so and the US cannot borrow like we did in the 80′s now that Obama has run our debt up so high, leaving us poorly suited for any large military action.

    The fallout of this is the worst and most dangerous of all. Putin can assert himself without recourse from the west, Enemies such Iran developing the bomb, North Korea pushing hard after Obama let him get the bomb, Israels enemies pushing in the middle east and China in a power struggle in the pacific over Japan’s energy resource seas and Taiwan, can now push forward hard knowing that Obama is a paper tiger with total ineptitude to handling any foreign military policy.

    The perfect storm is here and it is only going to be a short time with this situation before our enemies realize they can take advantage of it without significant interference from the US.

  • February 28, 2014 at 11:21am

    Hollywood has the right in our free society to do as they please and if they want to attack Christian values, they have that right.

    As a Christian, I have the right to point out when others do such and to hope that the responsibilities of such actions of such also comes into play. That Christians are educated enough to know what is happening and to react as their faith dictates.

    And the right to note that such actions are not just a random individual event but in a larger picture part of a recognized ongoing barrage aimed against my faith.

  • February 28, 2014 at 10:24am

    When the foxes have taken over the hen house, that is the time I DO NOT want the foxes to have the power to rewrite the rules on the hen house.

    Absolutely do not push for a constitutional convention when the corrupt are the ones running the convention. Push for those that are suppose to enforce the rules to do so. Kick them out if they are not willing to and then when you have someone you trust to rewrite those rules, allow them to.

  • February 28, 2014 at 10:18am

    Well, lets take a look at this film:

    You have a theme of mother nature angry at man for his destruction of the Earth versus the message of man’s corruption leading to his punishment,

    You have Noah cursing mother nature for the dreary work he is forced to do to save his family and nature versus Noah thanking God for saving the righteous,

    You have Noah now talking about evolution versus the Bible theme of intelligent design,

    You have the theme of the ecology being saved versus the righteousness of mankind being kept intact…

    All themes, mother nature versus God, ecology versus man, man made theology versus Christian theology, man made justification versus Biblical justification. Sold to the masses who may have a surface view of Christianity and to those who are seeking entertainment with a message. A message that corrupts the very essence of the Bible and pushes a world view by those who are attacking Christianity.

    All you have to do is boil a frog slowly. Most Christians are willing to give a little bit here and there and not willing to take a stand for each small battle; only to realize that there is a war going on around them about to be lost.

  • February 28, 2014 at 9:38am

    Eastinfection, while it is absolutely an attempt to make money, it also absolutely is an attempt to rewrite the Bible as well. If you have taken a look around lately, Christians are under attack in the middle east, dying now by the thousands due to the Arab spring brought on by this administration, Christian values are under attack in the military with Christians and evangelicals being labelled terrorist by our government, there is a huge attempt at eliminating Christianity with public prayer and in the schools, attacks by our own government on businesses like Obama care with Hobby Lobby or bakers who do not want to support someone against their own faith, a rise of antisemitism with our government towards Israel, in Europe, in the US, a Democratic party that shouted down God three times in their presidential convention, Christians getting lost in the minutia due to concerns about special interest while not seeing the big picture of what all these”little” things are doing to society and the world.

    Paranoid, absolutely not. I cannot in good faith turn a blind eye away from what is happening, when good men doing nothing, evil prevails.

  • February 28, 2014 at 8:56am

    Evan almighty did not try to rewrite the Bible. It was a good Christian themed movie with thoughtfulness given to the theme and scripture.

    This movie rewrites the Bible, making the rain an issue of mother nature. Throughout the film, Noah is talking about evolution, which also stray quite a bit from the position of intelligent design noted in the Bible. To Christians, that is just not a small artistic license, it is a full assault on their beliefs.

    Satan is a fallen angel. Loves to make artistic changes to the truth to make people stray away from the scripture. Just continue to nip away at the truth, allow for a few indiscretions, ring a bell that cannot be unrung, and his work is done. Not only is the film not a Christian theme, it is an attack on Christianity billed as a supportive effort. A perfect example of everything we’ve come to expect from years of anti-Christian Hollywood indoctrination.

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  • February 26, 2014 at 11:49pm

    Don’t want to shock you too much Eric but…
    Jesus was born a Jew, lived as a Jew, Preached as a Jew and died King of the Jews. He in his lifetime never heard the word Christianity. As a Christian yourself, the old testament is the Torah, your foundation of Christianity is Judaic, so consulting a Christian does get the job done right.
    And yes,the devil preaches evolution as replacement theology, so the movie is anti-Christian in it’s theme, the hate speech as well and Jesus warned of those who would change his father’s word and he was there not to change a jot or tittle of his father’s word as well. Throw out the replacement theme and replacement theology.

    This is absolutely NOT a Christian film, proving yet again Hollywood does not understand our faith.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 2:50pm

    Its not a fireball, just a light effect on contrails.
    This is seen from time to time. To get an idea on this and other unusual cloud light effects, go to http://www.spaceweather.com and you will see some interesting things posted from time to time.

  • February 5, 2014 at 6:41am

    Actually, fat end down, like the Apollo capsules and most oriented meteorites. It is interesting to see the melted portion on that end as well what looks like oriented melting going up the stem. You can also see some melting at the smaller tip end and curled edging and center melting on the smaller flat end consistent with what you do see with man made space debris as well natural ablation seen in meteorites and tektites.
    I would say there is a very good chance you are looking at a piece of space debris. Metallurgy test could help nail down the countries origin and possible source.

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