Of course, we don’t know if this is true or not, but it’s troubling nonetheless.
An Iranian military commander claimed Monday that the country has stolen all the secrets held by a high-tech American surveillance drone that crashed in Iran last year, according to Iranian news reports.
“All the intelligence in this drone has been completely decoded and extracted and we know each and every step it has taken,” said Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of the Aerospace Division for the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard, according to an English-language report by Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency.
Another Iranian outlet, Press TV, reported that Hajizadeh said that data gleaned from the drone showed that it was not spying on the Iranian nuclear program – a story Hajizadeh said the Americans had spread “as an excuse for hostile practices.”
The RQ-170 Sentinel drone, a classified unmanned surveillance craft produced by defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin, was on a CIA mission when it mysteriously crashed in Iranian territory last December, according to U.S. officials at the time. Days after the crash, Press TV broadcast video of what appeared to be the drone propped up but in good condition. Iranian officials said then they were going to set about analyzing the advanced aircraft.
Packers v. Bears: this Sunday, December 16.
Join Bears fan, Chris from Racine, and your resident Packers fan (that would be me) for some Food Pantry Football. Packers fans, donate one food item to the food pantry of your choice for every point the Packers score. Bears fans, donate one food item to the food pantry of your choice for every point the Bears score (if any). May our local food pantries bust at the seams.
Let’s hope for a high scoring game!
The Congressional Budget Office estimated last month that Obama’s plan to increase taxes only on top earners would reduce economic growth by 0.1 percent of Gross Domestic Product next year, or about $16 billion. That translates into about 200,000 fewer jobs.
By comparison, letting all the tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 expire would reduce economic growth by 1.4 percent of GDP, resulting in about 1.8 million fewer jobs, the CBO said.
Dan reports from the inside:
Finally, even though this Wal-Mart is located in a pretty good area of Henderson, with few section 8 housing, I am amazed at how many people are on food stamps. Young and old, Black, White and Hispanic, male and female. The Obama economy has really hit all segments of the Henderson community.
All in all, It’s been an interesting experience and I hope people will respect cashiers at Wal Mart or other places. It’s not an easy job.
I’d expand Dan’s hope to include everyone. Retail is a hard business and I hope that we all show our fellow people the respect they deserve.