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We Sank Virginia Uranium! by poasterchild We Sank Virginia Uranium! by poasterchild
The proposal to lift Virginia's 31-year ban on uranium mining died yesterday in the Virginia Senate's Agriculture Committee. The bill's sponsor, Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, asked for the measure to be stricken.

The nose count indicated that between 9 and 12 members of the 15-member committee opposed the measure. A companion bill remains in the House, but its prospects appear dim even if it makes it to the Senate. One of the legislators leading the fight against lifting the 31 year-old moratorium on uranium mining in the Commonwealth said, "the action we took today effectively kills uranium mining anyplace in Virginia until at least the middle of the century." Newspaper reporters covering the story said that they had rarely seen such an outpouring of organized public opposition to a measure and that they were somewhat surprised that a coalition of small farmers, local officials in the area, and environmentalists had overcome the money and lobbying campaign of Virginia Uranium, Inc., which had 20 lobbyists -- one for every 7 members of the General Assembly -- working full-time on the issue for more than a year.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes!
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear it. Especially since that mining would undoubtably have affected the Chesapeak watershed that penatrates through virgina. That kind of effects my back yard (not literally, I don't have waterfront property, but you get the idea).

I noticed the flags painted on the ship have a radioactive hazard symbol in the middle. Clever.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for noticing that touch. I try to be subtle. . .sometimes. ;)
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Estherhase Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Great way of interpreting the issue artistically. I understand that you use pictures in the public domain for your art. Did you alter anything other than the text in this one?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, best of all, the typeface I used is called "Enemy Sub." Perfect. ;)
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Estherhase Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Yes, it's perfect. :)
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Of course I did. Look at the flags representing enemy "kills" the sailor in the background is painting on the gun turret. You'll notice that the rising sun has been replaced by the "nuclear hazard" symbol. This one wouldn't work half as well without that, I feel. And on this poaster (I spell it that way to designate a re-mix), I changed only the text in the bottom block. Although I used new type in the top block, the words are the same as in the original, which can be viewed here: [link]

Thanks for your pat on the back. It means a lot to me.
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Estherhase Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thanks for explaining. I thought you might have changed the symbols.

And you're welcome.
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Writer
I can live with that.
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Kinrift Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Well, that's a kick in the teeth for the mining companies.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's not quite over -- we've got to persuade the Governor to climb down off the fence and send a message that he won't direct state agencies to draw up the regulations that would be needed for mining to proceed: [link]

If you live in Virginia, call Governor Bob McDonnell Monday and urge him not to do so. You may reach his office at:

Office of the Governor
Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Phone Number:
Office: (804) 786-2211

or you can email him through the contact page on his website: [link]
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