Israeli Ambassador: Hamas Using Iranian Rockets to Attack Israel

From The Washington Free Beacon:

The terror group Hamas has begun deploying against Israel advanced long-range missiles provided to the militant group by Iran, forcing the Israeli military to specifically target these weapons caches in air strikes, according to Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

The Israeli Defense Forces has begun striking Hamas missile factories that are capable of producing these long-range Iranian rockets, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer told a small crowd of leading pro-Israel officials and other insiders on Wednesday.

“Hamas has a considerable arsenal, some of it has been smuggled in, [and] some of those long range rockets they’ve fired in the last couple days were smuggled in” via illicit shipments sent by Iran, Dermer said on Capitol Hill during the July 9 Symposium, which brought together leading pro-Israel advocates in Washington, D.C.

Read the rest of the story at The Washington Free Beacon.




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Massive School of Anchovies Near San Diego Shocks Scientists

Dark bands marked the water off the coast of La Jolla, California Tuesday as snorkeling Scripps graduate students filmed a giant school of Northern Anchovy and one leopard shark swimming through the area.

Scientists at Scripps institute have not seen this sizeable a grouping in 30 years, according to a Scripps Institution of Oceanography website post. Scripps Marine Vertebrate Collection members have collected samples and are studying what reason could explain the unusual event.

Scripps Communications Officer Robert Monroe described the anchovies’ movements as similar to a lava lamp, the Los Angeles Times reported

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Titan of Industry: Bernard Pollard Now an Inventor!

Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard can add one more accomplishment to his list of life-long successes. Along with his eight-year professional football career, he can now claim the title of inventor.

Pollard, a second-round NFL draft pick in 2006 for the Chiefs and a 2012 season Super Bowl champion with the Ravens, signed on with the Titans before last season. Many say he is a tough opponent, maybe even a bit of a dirty player–Tom Brady, Wes Welker, and Stevan Ridley all suffered injuries in plays involving Pollard–but now he is also an inventor with the introduction of his Style Pro 31 Smart Tray.

The Style Pro 31 Smart Tray is a device that can be clipped onto many different types of bathroom sinks to add up to 288 square inches of temporary counter space.

Pollard said he came up with the idea when he was living in an apartment in Baltimore with his wife, Meghan, and found that they just didn’t have enough space in their bathroom. “I’m not an artist,” he explained of his device, “so I had to hire somebody to actually draw it. And the guy did a phenomenal job. Once we finalized how we wanted it to look, we went and started getting trademarks and the patents.”

“We, as people, we tend to come up with a lot of things in our head,” Pollard told Fox Sports. “Some things are crazy. Some things may actually work and be a help to others. But I think it’s that fear of not wanting to put the money in, not wanting to put the time in and then get no results.”

Pollard said that the “Smart Tray” name was modeled off the idea of “smart phones.”

Once it is all up and running, the product will initially sell exclusively online for $39.99 in black or white.

An idea like this is one way Pollard hopes to help keep himself in good financial shape after football.

Pollard lamented how many players have ended up losing their money through poor management and seemed determined not to be one of them.

“As players, we ought to be smarter and understand we have to turn the tide at some point,” the Titan said. “It’s sad seeing so many guys having to sell Super Bowl rings, Heisman Trophies and other things just to make a payment on a house. We need to take control of our lives and finances.”

He also pointed out that any player could find his football career all-too suddenly ended with an unexpected injury.

“I’m an old-school player,” he continued. “I know and understand that at any time I could be taken out of this game, and at any time, anyone else can be taken out. If anything happens, it’s on us; we know what we signed up for.”

Pollard also noted that his life in football is soon coming to an end.

“The window of football is closing,” he told the media. “But it’s not closing yet because the passion and everything is still there, and I am still capable of running.”

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Self-Proclaimed “True Islamists,” ISIS, Blow Up Mosques

So, those ISIS clowns, who call themselves “true” Islamists, have taken upon themselves to blow up mosques across Northern Iraq.

The group’s self-proclaimed descendant of the Prophet Muhammad Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have already demolished a ton of the Iraq’s “sacred places,” and is  now calling itself the “Islamic State.”

 “They see themselves as the last defenders of Islamic civilization and want to eradicate anything that they see as the enemy of Islam, and any Muslim they perceive as compromising with the West,” Yvonne Haddad, a professor at Georgetown University who specializes in the history of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, told FoxNews.com.




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True the Vote Alleges Pro-Cochran Officials Destroying Mississippi Election Evidence, Files Restraining Order

National conservative election integrity organization True The Vote has asked a federal judge to issue a restraining order against the Mississippi Republican Party, alleging that the state GOP may be engaged in the destruction of evidence of alleged voter fraud from the June 24 GOP primary runoff.

“Defendant county commissioners have continued to violate federal law by preventing access to election records. Now, we think we know why,” True The Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht said in a statement. “If the affidavits we now have regarding the destruction of election documents and other similarly stunning findings are true, then no Mississippian, no American, can trust the results of this election.”

In a release True The Vote sent to press Wednesday evening, Engelbrecht’s organization said it possessed dozens of signed affidavits “containing stunning evidence of election subversion,” including the “destruction of voters’ absentee ballot applications and mandatory envelopes” and “illegal alteration of poll books.” The release also says the affidavits will walk through how supporters of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) have helped destroy evidence related to “cross-over and double voting” and “absentee ballots marked ‘accepted’ but unopened,” among other forms of alleged voter fraud.

“Based on all we have seen—and all we have not been allowed to see—we now believe that unless the Court steps in, illegal voting will go unchallenged, voters’ rights will be diluted, voters’ trust will be violated—and an unlawful and inaccurate election may be certified by the State of Mississippi,” Engelbrecht said.

True The Vote’s motion was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson. The organization published the motion online. Breitbart News has reached out to True The Vote for more information on the contents of the affidavits.

UPDATE:

Mississippi GOP chairman Joe Nosef responded to the allegations by attacking True The Vote’s reputation in an emailed statement to Breitbart News.

“My initial reaction is I thought it was a headline from The Onion,” Nosef said in an email. “Now I see how this group has earned their awful reputation.”




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