In The Camera Eye

.Blog Update:




.The direction I want to go in the future comes in three parts.  First, for purposes of organization, In The Camera Eye, is the over all blog.  In a “roll” format.  However, there will be a sub-category, Area 52.  Now Area 52 blogs posts in the future will focus more on regional topics.  I would say mostly around the inter-mountain west.  You will note that right now I am working on the “Area 52 Project” which is in the West Desert near the Great Salt Lake salt flats in Utah.  This is the third area of focus.  I will work on a project, and it might well be an Area 52 project, but I will specify exactly what we will be looking into to avoid confusion.  National and worldwide issues and stories will be covered using the main blog page In The Camera Eye.  But remember, most all the stories will post on the main page blog roll.


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     .The Dugway sheep incident, also known as the Skull Valley sheep kill, was a 1968 sheep kill that has been connected to United States Army chemical and biological warfare programs at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Six thousand sheep were killed on ranches near the base, and the popular explanation blamed Army testing of chemical weapons for the incident, though alternative explanations have been offered. A report, commissioned by Air Force Press Officer Jesse Stay and first made public in 1998, was called the “first documented admission” from the Army that a nerve agent killed the sheep at Skull Valley.


In the days preceding the Dugway sheep incident the United States Army at Dugway Proving Ground conducted at least three separate operations involving nerve agents. All three operations occurred on March 13, 1968. One involved the test firing of a chemical artillery shell, another the burning of 160 U.S. gallons (600 litres) of nerve agent in an open air pit and in the third a jet aircraft sprayed nerve agent in a target area about 27 mi (43 km) west of Skull Valley. It is the third event that is usually connected to the Skull Valley sheep kill.


The incident log at Dugway Proving Ground indicated that the sheep incident began with a phone call on March 17, 1968, at 12:30 a.m. The director of the University of Utah’s ecological and epidemiological contact with Dugway, a Dr. Bode, phoned Keith Smart, the chief of the ecology and epidemiology branch at Dugway to report that 3,000 sheep were dead in the Skull Valley area. The initial report of the incident came to Bode from the manager of a Skull Valley livestock company.  The sheep were grazing in an area about 27 mi (43 km) from the proving ground; total sheep deaths of 6,000–6,400 were reported over the next several days as a result of the incident.  The Dugway Safety Office’s attempt to count the dead sheep compiled a total of 3,843.


Possible causes

.     On March 13, 1968, an A-4 Skyhawk attack aircraft flew a test mission over the Dugway Proving Ground with chemical dispensers containing the nerve agent VX. One of the dispensers was not completely emptied during the test, and as the A-4 gained altitude after its bombing run, VX trickled out in a trail behind the aircraft, drifted into Skull Valley, north of the proving ground, and settled over a huge flock of sheep



Woolf, Jim. “Army: Nerve Agent Near Dead Utah Sheep in ’68; Feds Admit Nerve Agent Near Sheep”, (LexisNexis),The Salt Lake Tribune, January 1, 1998

“A History Of Chemical Warfare,” Greg Goebel

Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) is a U.S. Army facility established in 1942 to test biological and chemical weapons, located about 85 miles (140 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah.


.Dugway Proving Ground is the nation’s designated, (MRTFB) Major Range and Test Facility Base for Chemical and Biological Defense (C/B) Testing and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Support.


.Let me say that again, and this time PAY ATTENTION  …..and consider what that means.

DPG is the Nation’s designated MRTFB for Chemical and Biological Defense Testing and Training.


Here is some of tests and training that is conducted there…


.TOP 08-2-109 Simulant Agent Resistance Test Manikin (SMARTMAN) Testing of Protective Masks

TOP 08-2-065 Developmental Testing of Liquid and Gaseous/Vapors Decontaminants on Bacterial Spores and Other Bio Warfare Agents on Porous Surfaces TOP 08-2-138 Chemical Agent Resistance Testing of Gloves and Boots

TOP 08-2-066 Biological Point Detection TOP 08-2-197 COLPRO Single Pass Carbon Filtration Testing

TOP 08-2-199 Wind Driven and Static Challenges of Collective Protection Systems

TOP 08-2-200 Entry/Exit Testing for ColPro Shelters

TOP 08-2-201 Collective Protection (ColPro) Novel Closure Testing

TOP 08-2-188 Chemical Point Detector

TOP 08-2-068 Small Item Decontamination Test Fixture TOP 08-2-060 Vapor Sampling Test Method







Dugway Proving Ground is part of the US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). The WDTC is ATEC’s testing activity at Dugway. ATEC also includes Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Electronic Proving Ground, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Redstone Test Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; White Sands Test Center, White Sands Test Center, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; and Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.






Dugway Proving Ground – Photo Tour







Hill Air Force Base


 Utah Test and Training Range  UTTR

An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fires an AIM 120 missile at the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 17, 2017. The F-35 flew Combat Archer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions. (Photo courtesy Scott Wolff)




The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Systems Directorate is responsible for inception-to-retirement, integrated weapons system management of Minuteman weapon systems. The Directorate develops, acquires and supports silo-based ICBMs and provides program direction and logistics support as the single face to the customer. The Directorate is also responsible for acquisition, systems engineering, and depot repair. They manage equipment spares, provide storage and transportation, and accomplish modifications and equipment replacement to sustain silo-based ICBM systems.

The Directorate is comprised of the ICBM Ground Systems Division (NIA), ICBM Flight Systems Division (NIB), ICBM Future Systems Division (NIC) and other supporting offices.

The Little Mountain Test Facility is a state-of-the-art test facility, Air Force Materiel Command laboratory dedicated to simulation testing of nuclear hardness, survivability, reliability and electromagnetic compatibility of defense systems. Center test laboratories simulate environments for nuclear radiation, air blast, shock and vibration, electromagnetic pulse, electromagnetic interference, and compatibility testing. The 1,000-acre facility is located 15 miles west of Ogden on 12th Street, near the Great Salt Lake. It is owned by the Air Force and operated in conjunction with defense contractors.



The Strategic Missile Integration Complex is the ICBM System Directorate’s test facility for performing system-level testing and integration. It is comprised of fully configured Minuteman launch facilities and launch control facilities with a host of unique test stations and instrumentation. Modifications to the weapon system are checked out at the complex prior to being fielded at operational units.

The Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) is located 50 miles west of the base on 2,675 square miles of land. The Oasis Compound and its adjacent Missile Storage Area are located on the northeastern portion of the UTTR. It is used for testing munitions and propellants up to the most powerful ICBM rocket motors. The Oasis Compound is also the site where missile motors are destroyed under the START I Treaty.

The ICBM Systems Directorate is a proud AFMC organization which reports directly to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.

The ICBM Systems Directorate (NI) is located at Hill AFB, UT and is responsible for acquisition and modernization excellence to sustain the current deployed Minuteman III force. As the single face to the customer, the Directorate is responsible for a $7 billion Future Year Defense Program portfolio supporting the acquisition, systems engineering, depot repair and modernization required to sustain the Nation’s silo-based ICBM fleet. The Directorate delivers on time, on-budget execution of 33 official programs valued at approximately $22 billion by applying sound life cycle logistics principles, skills, and tools. The ICBM Systems Directorate sustains a superior nuclear workforce by consolidating and maintaining a critical skills balance of program management, engineering, flight test, nuclear safety and nuclear surety experience.


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Introspection 1.5


There was a period of time were I began to have dought’s.

…… around the Inuguration….or rather soon after…..


Lost a few friends.  Made some mistakes.  It was right around the “Not my Presidents Day” protests in Salt Lake City.  I covered this protest solo.  It was a really ….well….tame, protest and not very many people viewed the live stream…

I offended someone by making a joke about sending photos after signing up for a new social media site.  The individual misunderstood the intent and was very badly hurt.  After I had discovered my error, I made every effort to apologize and make it right.  I was not successful.  When your “blocked” on every single social media platform and you don’t have an email address of the person, it is difficult to communicate any kind of apologies.  Then, rumors circulate, incorrect information gets out, and the next thing I know I’m blocked everywhere.

After this terrible incident, I saw no point in continuing my pursuits of truth.  It was over…. So, I made a…what…final video, to mark the end.  It was a pretty good one too.  At least I thought so.  It certainly was a bit melodramatic.  I based the title “I Can Hear The Sound”, off of a scene from The Matrix.  If you are familiar with the movie, it was a part where Neo has a major fight with Agent Smith.  Both of the protagonists were down on the subway rail tracks and Agent Smith gets Neo in an imobiziing choke hold and asks Neo; “you hear that sound Mr Anderson…?” The sound he is referring to is an approaching subway train with it’s horn.  Then Agent Smith continues; “It’s the sound of inevitability..”.  And so it was how I perceived my situation.  A continuous and inevitable end to my journey…….

Be aware that there is both a “Trailer ” and a Full Version HD.

Enjoy !




Words to live by…..


… . Introspection 2.0


Paradigm shift:

The term “paradigm shift” has found uses in other contexts, representing the notion of a major change in a certain thought-pattern—a radical change in personal beliefs, complex systems or organizations, replacing the former way of thinking or organizing with a radically different way of thinking…..

Year 3 of the journey …

. So many people seem to be seeking their purpose in life. Purpose, By definition, implies intent. When seeking your life’s purpose, you must ask yourself, “the intent of whom?” You cannot allow your life to be determined by some undefined entity and expect it to have meaning.

. “Meaning for whom?” you may ask. To this I say, “to yourself, to your progeny, and if you so desire, to whichever deity to whom you subscribe.”

. We do not find our purpose. We make our purpose. We do this by living our choices.

. My choices are simple. I work hard at what I do, but I do not live to work. That is not my purpose. I also do not live to sit around my home doing little or nothing that is of value to me. That is also not my purpose. I also do not live to surround myself with others who are Unworthy of my gifts… whose lives do not enhance mine as I hope to enhance theirs.

. No.

. I choose to live for experience… to do many things so that I may know all that life is and can be. I choose to live for knowledge so that I may understand life for its beauty and its complexity. I choose to live to create. Much of my purpose is my music. I choose to live for Honor, aligning myself with what I believe to be good and right and Noble, so that I may respect myself and be confident that the person that I choose to be is a person of strong moral character and integrity, one whom I can face in the mirror and about whom I may say, “He is a good man.”

. “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” -Shakespeare



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LOGAN, Utah—Utah-based bedding accessories maker Malouf today announced a new initiative to take on the global issue of human trafficking. Through the Malouf Foundation, the company will focus efforts and funding to become a force against human trafficking by supporting non-profit and law enforcement endeavors to free innocent victims and prosecute criminals, as well as to aid in the aftercare and rehabilitation of child survivors.

“When you think about your role and responsibilities to make the world and our communities a better place, there is no worse crime and no greater cause than child sex trafficking,” said Sam Malouf, CEO of Malouf. “It’s not an easy topic to discuss, but it’s a harsh reality that needs our voices and our actions.”

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The much anticipated live release of block hash #499407, has arrived.

Check out the links below for more information and resources.

Happy trading….!!


BTG network is hashing blocks
Bitcoin Gold [BTG] is Live
Bitcoin Gold is now Live, having survived a massive and concerted attack from its first moment of existence. Big events attract big attenion, but it’s sometimes the unwanted kind! A massive attack was made in an apparent effort to disrupt the mainnet launch, but the Bitcoin Gold team managed to get the network up and running… albeit a little later than planned.
Mainnet launched, mining will be available at block height 499407.
Thanks to the community for contributing to the project, and to all the third parties working to ensure effective mainnet integration into the ecosystem at launch.
Many services providers had success working on the blockchain and others continue to work to join it. We ask that users contact their preferred providers for updates on BTG support. Meanwhile, we will keep the main website updated with confirmed Bitcoin

     In an astonishing series of events this last week and in light of continued chaos
and fly by night trading, we hear that an estimated $700 Million worth in various
bitcoin transactions, are in fact, “stuck”.  Somewhere in the area of 115 thousand
transactions  are “unconfirmed “.
     Read the full story by Francisco Memoria, there is a link below.
     And fasten you’re seatbelts, this week is just getting started…….

By Francisco Memoria on 11/11/2017




The world of crypto-currency was badly shaken up today when it was announced that the upcoming Segwit 2x Bitcoin hard fork would be canceled.

At this time and through out the day there is a very high degree of rumor, speculation, and anger at the timing.  This was going to be a major change in the volatile world of crypto-currency blockchains.  Many promises were made.  Contracts were arranged, and deals were made.  Indeed, many years of technical coding research and preparation were invested in what was to be a block chain capacity increase.  Even this author spent most of the night working on pre-positioning Alt-Coins in preparation for the hard fork.  Then, when the news broke, I spent several more hours reversing my transactions.

It will be a very interesting to see how all this plays out.  Stay tuned.
















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In Orbit Demonstration in 2017:
The IFM Nano Thruster has been the first European Thruster that has been sold to a commercial constellation. Since then, several companies have chosen this technology for their satellites in the range of 3-100kg satellites. ESA has recently chosen the IFM Nano thruster as the best possible thruster for the 6U e.inspector platform.


Now don’t think that this is a sales pitch….. It’s not.  When I saw this information it reminded me of the “erectorsets”.  You should watch the video.  In layman’s terms…. you have very small thrusters that fit together, like Legos, in what ever configuration that is required.  (More weight… connect more thrusters)


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.The Great Migration

.“Minds is an open source social networking platform that rewards you for your contributions, so, basically you earn tokens for your activity and you can use those tokens to boost your content, get more exposure, and also as a crowdfunding tool.”

.Think Open Source

.“We are a community-owned social network dedicated to transparency, privacy and rewarding people for their contributions. We are called Minds because it’s meant to be a representation of the network itself,” he said. “Our mission is Internet freedom with privacy, transparency, free speech within the law and user control. Additionally, we want to provide our users with revenue opportunity and the ability to truly expand their reach and earn rewards for their contributions to the network.”

“We have a huge community of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers – it’s not really all political stuff – it’s actually mostly not, but obviously people love to cover politics and the news and that’s a big audience we have,” Ottman said. “We also have a fair amount of people from the progressive side who want an interesting place where rational people on the left and right actually are able to have a mature conversations about various issues and support free speech.”. -> Bill Ottman CEO



.“We started Minds in my basement after being disillusioned by user abuse on Facebook and other big tech services. We saw spying, data mining, algorithm manipulation, and no revenue sharing,” he said. “To us, it’s inevitable that an open source social network becomes dominant, as was the case with Wikipedia and proprietary encyclopedias.”

His efforts have paid off. The team now has over 1 million registered users and over 105,000 monthly active users. They are working on a number of initiatives, including an ICO, and the site makes money through “boosting” – essentially the ability to pay to have a piece of content float higher in the feed.



References :



The Oh-My-God particle was an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray detected on the evening of 15 October 1991 over Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, by the University of Utah‘s Fly’s Eye Cosmic Ray Detector.


Its observation was a shock to astrophysicists (hence the name), who estimated its energy to be approximately 3×1020 eV or 3×108 TeV. This is 20,000,000 times more energetic than the highest energy measured in electromagnetic radiation emitted by an extragalactic object[3] and 1020 (100 quintillion) times the photon energy of visible light. The particle had a kinetic energy of 48 joules, equivalent to a 142 g (5 oz) baseball travelling at about 26 m/s (94 km/h; 58 mph).


.Well that is…… Let’s see……ten to the twentieth power times three. Ah… 100 quintillion..!!

.The energy of this particle is some 40,000,000 times that of the highest energy protons that have been produced in any terrestrial particle accelerator.

Want more math… LOL. Here we go. For the Oh-My-God particle, this gives 7.5×1014 eV, roughly 60 times the collision energy of the Large Hadron Collider.

.For decades, physicists have sought the sources of the most energetic subatomic particles in the universe—cosmic rays that strike the atmosphere with as much energy as well-thrown baseballs. Now, a team working with the Telescope Array, a collection of 507 particle detectors covering 700 square kilometers of desert in Utah, has observed a broad “hotspot” in the sky in which such cosmic rays seem to originate. Although not definitive, the observation suggests the cosmic rays emanate from a distinct source near our galaxy and not from sources spread all over the universe.

.What did they find? “A Hot Spot”. If you want some serious reading, check out this link for more information.

And now…. They are going to make it bigger….

.Japan will spend $3.7 million to nearly quadruple the size of the Telescope Array (TA), which currently consists of 507 particle detectors spread across 700 square kilometers of Utah desert. The detectors sense the avalanche of particles, or what physicists call an “extensive air shower,” triggered when a ray hits the atmosphere. Physicists will deploy 400 more loosely spaced detectors to stretch TA’s area to about 2500 square kilometers—twice the area of New York City—says Yoshiki Tsunesada, a physicist and TA team member at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. From the size and direction of an air shower, physicists can deduce the energy and direction of the original ray. Researchers hope to complete the expansion in 2017. Japan paid two-thirds of the current array’s $25 million cost.


References :

^“Physicists spot potential source of ‘Oh-My-God’ particles”.