Press Conference on Google

The entire press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC (Nov 12th) has been posted on Google. The event was opened by film producer James Fox who is behind the documentary "Out of the Blue". Former Governor Fife Symington moderated the conference. Watch it here.

Wall Street Journal: Maclaine & Kucinich

The WSJ has tried to get a comment from presidential candidate Kucinich about his sighting. He has admitted that he has seen a craft, but refused to elaborate to the WSJ. The article is yet another example of how journalists are beginning to address the issue and how politicians are becoming uncomfortable with their questions. It also sheds a little light on how sensitive and delicate the issue is. Read the article. See a reaction from Kucinich.

Japan: Defence Minister addresses legal issue

Japanese media reports that Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba has stated that there could be legal issues if a UFO arrives in Japan. The Minister was confronted by an oppositional lawmaker who wanted the Government to investigate because of frequent observations in Japan. Ishiba mentioned that it would be hard to define the legal grounds on which the military could be mobilised if a UFO violating Japanese airspace is not hostile. Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura drew headlines when he after the conference stated that he was a believer in UFOs. Read Japan News Review. Hear the laughter of the press. Read BBC
Can the giggle-factor be eliminated in the years to come? Will more politicians around the world have the guts to address the issue?

Candidate for the Release of Documents

Bill Richardson (Governor of New Mexico) has recently stated that the US Goverment has not come clean on the issue. He wants it to start declassifying documents. Watch MSNBC - last third of the clip.