UFO’s: The Pentagon Declassifies 3 videos

So well kinda knew it didn’t we? That UFO’s *could* exist. Well, the Pentagon have officially released 3 short videos showing ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ that had previously been released by a private company.

While they haven’t been confirmed to be alien’s they are unidentified. So we’ll leave it up to you to make your mind on what they *could* be. The videos show unidentified flying objects rapidly moving while being recorded by infrared cameras. The pilots talking in the videos seem to be shocked and surprised at what they are seeing!

UFO’s Believablity

The Navy had acknowledged the veracity of the videos last year, September. While they’re releasing them now:
“in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos,”
“After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems,”
“and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena.”
Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough.


There are formal guidelines for pilots working in the Navy, on how to report possible UFO’s.  The Navy videos were first released between Dec 2017 and March 2018. Via To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences. To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences is the company which was co-founded by Tom DeLonge, the former Blink 182 band member. The company studies information about .
In 2017, one of the pilots who saw the unidentified aerial phenomena in 2004, told CNN:
“As I got close to it … it rapidly accelerated to the south, and disappeared in less than two seconds,”
“This was extremely abrupt, like a ping pong ball, bouncing off a wall. It would hit and go the other way.”
Retired US Navy pilot David Fravor.

UFO’s Previous Studies

The Pentagon has previously studied recordings of UFO’s as part of a classified program, launched at the behest of former Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada. It launched in 2007 and ended in 2012, as there were higher priority areas that needed the funding. However, Luiz Elizondo, the former head of the classified program told CNN in 2017 that he personally believes that there’s enough evidence to prove that we are not alone.
“These aircraft — we’ll call them aircraft — are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of,”
Elizondo resigned from the Defence Department in 2017, in protest over the secrecy of the program and the internal opposition to funding it.

Dig Deeper

Senator Harry Reid Tweeted on Monday that he was glad that the Pentagon released the videos, however
 “it only scratches the surface of research and materials available. The U.S. needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications.”
Some members of Congress are still interested. With some senators receiving a classified briefing from Navy officials on UFO’s last summer.
“If pilots at Oceana or elsewhere are reporting flight hazards that interfere with training or put them at risk, then Senator Warner wants answers. It doesn’t matter if it’s weather balloons, little green men, or something else entirely — we can’t ask our pilots to put their lives at risk unnecessarily,”
Rachel Cohen, spokeswoman for Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, told CNN at the time.

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To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate

At a time where vaccinations are a hot topic right now and on everyone’s lips. Coronavirus vaccine is a way off, but it brings us to think about vaccination’s in general and how important they are to everyone’s livelihood.

To most of us getting a vaccination is just a natural way of life and a way of protecting ourselves against the many different diseases out there. However, in America, vaccination’s are a controversial topic, with many parent’s opting to not have their children vaccinated.

So when an outbreak of measles infected a small town in America, one parent who decided against getting their child a vaccination. Was worried about their child getting sick and asked her community how best to protect her child from measles. Well….you can guess the response.

Take a look at the gallery below for the full response on how people reacted to her not getting a vaccine for her child:

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Who funds the WHO?

The WHO, the World Health Organisation have been in the news a lot lately. Giving us daily updates on the world wide pandemic that we are all currently experiencing. It’s been in the news for other reasons lately however. As President Trump recently announced that he would be halting US funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO). According to Trump, the WHO, are guilty of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus”.

So, how much does the US give to the WHO?

The latest figures (above) from the WHO show that the US gave $893m for its latest 2 year budget cycle. That accounts for about 15% of the groups total funding base. Furthermore it’s 10x that of the contribution of China.

While it goes without saying, retracting funding to the WHO. In one of the worlds worst global pandemics for a century has been heavily criticised. However, Trump hasn’t been the only one to criticise the WHO for it’s advice and actions at the start of the pandemic.

Contributors to the WHO is a really long list, coming in at #2 is the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. They are soon followed by the UK, the GAVI Alliance, Germany, Japan and other organisations such as the World Bank.


China contributed just $86M to the most recent funding cycle. This is on par with Norway. A country with a population of 1/260th of it’s size.

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WannaCry Hacker Arrested

Marcus Hutchins a British Cyber-Security researcher will appear in court in Vegas, whilst attending the Black Hat and Def Con cyber security conferences, charged with his involvement with Kronos – malware which steals banking logins from infected computers.

Hutchins stopped the WannaCry Cyber-Attack which hit the NHS in May and the FBI arrested him on Wednesday, with the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre were surprised at his arrest.

The US Department of Justice released a statement on his arrest stating that:

“Marcus Hutchins… a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, was arrested in the United States on 2 August, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a grand jury in the Eastern District of Wisconsin returned a six-count indictment against Hutchins for his role in creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan….The charges against Hutchins, and for which he was arrested, relate to alleged conduct that occurred between in or around July 2014 and July 2015.”

It is alleged that Hitchins created and sold Kronos on the dark web, Jane Hutchins, Marcus’ mother said that it was ‘highly unlikely’ that her son was involved saying that he spent his time preventing attacks from occurring. With those who work with Hutchins coming to the defence feeling that the US justice system have made a “huge mistake” Digital rights groups have said they are “deeply concerned” by his arrest.

Cyber-attorney Tor Ekeland has said that Mr Hutchins could face “40 years in jail” if found guilty, even though the case states no victims. But is worried about the outcome of this case for legitimate programmes, speaking on Radio 4’s Today:

“I can think of a number of examples of legitimate software that would potentially be a felony under this theory of prosecution.”

Hutchins has been granted £23,000 bail and at the time of writing it is unknown if he was able to pay this. He left court unshackled but ordered to leave his hands behind his back.

His defence lawyer Ms Lobo told the BBC that he has pled not guilty and the federal indictment against him is “pretty flimsy, pretty slim compared to what we normally see in a US indictment”

It is claimed that he software was sold for $2,000 in digital currency in June 2015 and Dan Cowhig, prosecuting, told court room that Hutchins confessed during a police interview that he was the “author of Kronos malware and indicated that he sold it”

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US asks for Social Media Accounts?!

If you want to travel to the US under the visa waiver program you will now have an optional question to fill out in the ESTA form. (Electronic System for Travel Authorization, basically a form which you have to fill out to get into the United States)

It reads: “Please enter information associated with your online presence,” along with a drop-down menu for various social media outlets and a text box for the username associated with each one.

Reportedly this was introduced to help identify Terrorist threats and was suggested way back in June 2016. It has just passed the DepDepartment of Homeland Security has approved the controversial proposal on December 19th.

There has been a lot of worry about this of course due to privacy risks and there is a worry that discrimination would “fall hardest on Arab and Muslim communities, whose usernames, posts, contacts and social networks will be exposed to intense scrutiny.”

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