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About: Leslie Eastman

I am an Environmental Health and Safety Professional, as well as a science/technical writer for a variety of news and professional publications. I have been a citizen activist since 2009, and am one of the co-founders of the San Diego-based group, Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition.




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CDC spreading Ebola panic faster than a Flu virus

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:24pm
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While many Legal Insurrection fans may disagree with my assessment of the limited risk that the two American Ebola patients are to our country, my basic point is sound:  The uncontrolled entry of people infected with much easier to transmit and more common pathogens should be the main focus of concern.

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“Angry Black Woman” to anti-Israel activists: Stop pilfering civil rights legacy for your “repugnant agenda”

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:00pm
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Stoking racial tension against Israel has been a foundation of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement in the U.S.

One pro-Israel student is having none of it.

Chloé Simone Valdary is an outspoken pro-Israel student, who is a shining star in the fight against BDS on campus.

She is so effective that, during a recent pro-Israel...

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You have nothing to fear from Ebola but fear itself

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 4:06pm
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As an environmental health and safety professional who has written a book about “bloodborne pathogens,” such as the Ebola virus, I read with both interest and alarm Bruce Carrol’s post, No concerns here: Ebola patients headed to Georgia.

Shortly after writing that book, I was hired by the Centers for Disease Control...

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Democrat Scott Peters plays the “Tea Party card” on opponent (#CA52)

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:44pm
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The Morning Insurrection newsletter reminded me that today would be a great day to take a look at the state of the congressional race in my district (CA-52), which is pitting Democratic incumbent Scott Peters against a former city council-member and veteran GOP campaigner Carl DeMaio.

We have covered this race...

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An Interview with Legal Insurrection’s A.F. Branco

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:33am
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Legal Insurrection is truly fortunate to be able to feature the amazing work of talented political cartoonist, A.F. Branco! I have always been a big fan of political cartoons.  In fact, two years ago, I taught my son’s class about the history of political cartoons, and had them each create one...

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Reports from the “Immigration Surge” Protests

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10:31am
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Reports are beginning to surface from the 300-plus citizen-organized protests on July 18-19 focused on deep concerns about the immigration surge of supposed “refugees” swamping our border control resources, under the banner of the “National Days of Protest against Immigration Reform Amnesty & the Illegal Immigration Surge”.

With a coalition of more than...

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Protests of “immigration surges” slated for July 18-19

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7:54pm
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While eyes are turned to Gaza and the Ukraine today, I wanted to offer some information about attempts to deal with a man-caused disaster on our own soil.

Citizens across the country...

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Protesters block San Diego Area illegal immigrant processing site

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:00am
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Thousands of unaccompanied minors have flooded across our border, overwhelming border agents leading to immigration officials opening processing centers around the country.

In the San Diego area, protesters force buses carrying...

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Smart Power Update: Polish Foreign Minister Calls Ties To U.S. “Worthless”

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:15pm
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While America’s attention has been focused on Iraq, it is easy to forget the month before we were concerned about Russian interventions in the Ukraine and

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A birds-eye view of Professor Jacobson’s Case for Israel and Academic Freedom

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:00pm
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A little over five years ago I started reading Legal Insurrection, and nearly two years ago I was privileged to become a contributor. So, I was thrilled to finally be able to meet Bill Jacobson in person last night when he made The Case for Israel and Academic Freedom.

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India Doubles its Forces along Border with China

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:59am
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It looks likes one of the global flashpoints I mentioned earlier this year is heating up.

While Iraq descends rapidly into chaos, tensions may be building in another section of the Asian continent. India is poised to double its forces along the border with China.

The new BJP government is keen to send...

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TAMCON 2014: Tammy Bruce and Her Fans Offer Real Inspiration

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 3:15pm
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As Professor Jacobson noted in a post celebrating this blog’s 5th anniversary, the best aspect of conservative citizen activism is the chance to make many wonderful new friends along the way!

Conservative dynamo Tammy Bruce is also celebrating her 5th anniversary — as the first c...

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Swap or No Swap?

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:00pm
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I recently reported on the plight of former US Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been languishing in a Mexican jail while authorities hold him on assorted weapons charges...

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California Tea Party Groups primary picks: The results

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Posted by    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00am
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I recently reviewed the June primary election choices from the California Tea Party Groups (CTPG); now, its time for me to analyze the results.

In terms of state-wide elected offices, the good news is that we placed half of our candidates. The CTPG’s choices for Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and Insurance...

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