Summer in Norway...
Surely, a kind of place MissK like to visit...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Picturess of the Earth's Beauty and Haunting Wonder where you can almost touch the Face of God...
Mountains of Norway.
Strokkur fountain geyser just before the eruption, Iceland. It erupts every 4 - 8 minutes! What an awesome capture!
Slovenia. The water is so clear it looks like the boat is floating in the air
The Hidden Legend. Madakaripura, East Java, Indonesia
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Again: Librals, poverty pimps and other marxists Dems care as much about blacks, their poverty or slavery as much as Planned Parenthood gives a chit about millions of black children being aborted every year... They are indeed Dead to libtards marxists...
US approves drones for civilian use ...
July 27, 2013
Global Jihad Is HereBy James Lewis
"Global jihad is at our doorstep," said the head of Israel's Military Intelligence this week.
Unlike our media and politicians, Major-General Aviv Kochavi is paid to see reality without fear or favor, and to tell it like it is.
American conservatives have thought so at least since the Twin Towers bombing in 2001, and some, like Andy McCarthy, have known it since the Blind Sheikh tried to truck-bomb the World Trade Center in 1993.
In fact, historians may date the start of the Global Jihad to October 1979 -- to the Islamic Revolution in Iran, after Jimmy Carter betrayed our loyal ally the shah of Iran to the most cruel and oppressive reactionary ideology in the world. That was the first major explosion of Muslim imperialism in modern times. Iran is now moving toward nukes and missile production, with the quiet consent of Barack Hussein Obama.
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Friday, July 26, 2013
Planned Parenthood to pay Texas $1.4 million to settle alleged fraud
Storm clouds roll in as supporters of Planned Parenthood attend a rally near the Republican National Convention in downtown Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012.
By Jim Forsyth
SAN ANTONIO | Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:13pm EDT
(Reuters) - Women's health group Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay the state of Texas $1.4 million to settle allegations of fraud in billing to a health program for the poor, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said on Wednesday.
But a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast strongly denied the allegations and said the group settled to avoid a lengthy battle with Texas.
The settlement is the latest in a series of confrontations between Planned Parenthood and the Republican-led state government of Texas.
It follows one week after Texas approved a new law that will force Texas clinics performing abortions to upgrade facilities to those of outpatient surgery centers, which could cost thousands of dollars for each clinic.
Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider operating 13 clinics in Texas which perform abortions, staunchly opposed the new law and has threatened to sue the state.
Texas had previously banned Planned Parenthood facilities in Texas from participating in a state health program for poor women which funds care such as annual exams, cancer screenings and birth control. Planned Parenthood sued the state but ultimately lost in court.
Abbott, a Republican who is running for Texas governor, said on Wednesday that a whistleblower accused Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast of improperly billing Texas for products and services which were never rendered, not medically necessary, or were not covered by Medicaid, the government health program for the poor.
Medicaid is mostly funded by the federal government but administered by the states.
Investigators determined that Planned Parenthood "falsified material information in patients' medical records" in order to support fraudulent reimbursement claims, Abbott said.
Planned Parenthood said the allegations are without merit and the group was settling "as a practical matter."
"Continuing this litigation in the hostile environment for women's health would have ensured a lengthy and costly process that would have distracted our energies and required us to share the private medical information of thousands of women," spokeswoman Rochelle Tafolla said in a statement.
"We are ending this lawsuit in order to devote all of our time and energy to delivering high quality affordable health care."
Abbott, a strong opponent of abortion, is campaigning to succeed longtime Republican Governor Rick Perry in 2014.
Funding for women's health programs has been repeatedly cut by majority Republicans in the Legislature, and last week, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast announced the closing of three clinics in Texas, one of which performs abortions.
(Editing by Greg McCune and Eric Walsh)