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Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program

March 6, 2015 Comments off

rt.com

Reuters / John
Schults

Reuters / John Schults

Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent.

The commonwealth will give $25,000 each “to individuals who were involuntarily sterilized pursuant to the Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act and who were living as of February 1, 2015,” according to Virginia’s revised 2014-2016 budget that was passed by the General Assembly at the end of February. A total of $400,000 was set aside for forced sterilization victims, the Virginia Gazette reported.

“$25,000. If I can get that, I’d be pretty happy,” one of Virignia’s confirmed victims, Lewis Reynolds, told RT. “But I would have liked to have got the same amount they got in North Carolina ‒ $50,000.”

Reynolds was an unknowing victim of Virginia’s eugenics program at age 13 after he was hit in the head with a rock and falsely diagnosed with epilepsy as a young boy ‒ he only discovered he had been sterilized after he Read more…

Birds fall dead from the sky on Aden Road in Nokesville December 19, 2013

December 20, 2013 Comments off

Is The Number Of Earthquakes Increasing? Why The 5.8 Virginia Earthquake Might Just Be A Preview Of Things To Come

September 1, 2011 2 comments

endoftheamericandream.com

Is the number of earthquakes increasing?  Are major earthquakes becoming more frequent?  In the aftermath of the magnitude-5.8 earthquake in Virginia, a whole lot of people are asking those questions.  All over the mainstream media, “experts” are coming on and assuring the public that all of this is “normal” and that the number of earthquakes is not actually increasing.  The USGS continues to insist that the frequency of major earthquakes has been “fairly constant” and that there is no reason for alarm.  But is that really the truth?  In this article, you will be presented with evidence that the number of earthquakes is definitely increasing.  Please approach the evidence with an open mind.  The truth is that this year we are on pace to have more than twice Read more…

Virginia quake may have exceeded nuclear plant design

August 30, 2011 Comments off

reuters

The historic earthquake that shut Dominion Resources Inc’s North Anna nuclear plant in Virginia last week may have shaken the facility more than it was designed to withstand, the U.S. nuclear regulator said on Monday.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it had sent a special inspection team to the plant rocked by the 5.8-magnitude quake, after initial reviews from Dominion indicated the ground motion may have exceeded North Anna’s design parameters.

The plant cannot be restarted until the operator can show no Read more…

Irene takes out cell towers, disrupts communications

August 29, 2011 1 comment

computerworld

Computerworld – Communications networks took a hit from Hurricane Irene, as 1,400 cell towers and cell sites were damaged or disrupted — mainly in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday.

In addition to cell site disruptions from power outages or other problems, 132,000 wired voice subscribers lost service as of Sunday, while 500,000 cable customers lost service, mostly in Virginia, an FCC spokesman said in an email early Monday. Three broadcast radio stations were also down for at least part of the storm, he said. The FCC didn’t say what percentage of the thousands of cell towers along the East Cost were affected.

On Sunday afternoon, when Irene was downgraded to tropical storm status, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said there Read more…

Hurricane Irene Virginia: Millions Without Power, Worst Yet to Come

August 27, 2011 Comments off

(Photo: NASA/NOAA GOES Project) Hurricane Irene began to pound Virginia on Saturday, yet its governor warned the worst is yet to come.

Hurricane Irene began to pummel Virginia on Saturday night — killing three and leaving millions without power — yet Virginia’s governor warned the worst is still to come.

Irene began her heavy assault on Virginia’s Hampton Roads region on Saturday night around 8 p.m., though  Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell unfortunately thinks much worse is on its way.

“This period of time right now and over the next couple of hours will be some of the most dangerous for southeast Virginia with Read more…

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Ancient faults still prove to be powerful

August 26, 2011 Comments off

physorg.com

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“Our discussion was interrupted,” Department Chair Chuck Bailey said, “by a motion from the floor.”

All joking aside, even the experts didn’t realize what was going on at first.

“We thought it was construction,” Chancellor Professor of Geology Heather Macdonald said.

However, when the tremor continued for nearly 20 seconds the geologists realized they had a quake on their hands – a major quake. A 5.8 on the Richter scale is significant for the region.

According to reports, the occurred at 1:51 p.m. and was centered in Mineral, Va., which is about half way between Richmond and Charlottesville. Tremors were felt as far north as Maine.

Bailey, a structural geologist who teaches courses on Virginia geology, is particularly familiar with the area’s seismic activity. Following Tuesday’s event, his expertise was sought out by national and local media.

“This is a once-in-a-century earthquake, anyway you slice it”, Bailey told the Associated Press, adding that quakes of a similar Read more…