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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Fiorina continues attack on Clinton

Carly Fiorina Hillary Clinton Book Covers Tough Choices Hard Choices
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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00am 5/28/2015 at 10:00am
Carly Fiorina Hillary Clinton Book Covers Tough Choices Hard Choices

Now that former Senator Rick Santorum has dived into the presidential pool, I thought I would check the status of a candidate who is already in — Carly Fiorina.

Early in her candidacy, Professor Jacobson noted she was “rocking it” by taking the fight to Hillary Clinton. She continues to show the...

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Tea Party activists read the leaves on the “Culture Wars”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:30am 5/27/2015 at 11:30am
LI #09b California Tea Party Groups

Fuzzy Slippers recently pondered if, based on false press reports on the status of the “culture wars,” the Tea Party faded away prematurely.

Based on my experiences with a vibrant California Tea Party group, I would argue that the conservative citizen movement transmuted. The form changed, based on the needs and...

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A Memorial Day Homage to American Science

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 5:30pm 5/25/2015 at 5:30pm
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Legal Insurrection has been filled with touching Memorial Day pieces, especially Professor Jacobson’s on Roslyn Schulte, Johnny “Mike” Spann and Jonathan Porto.

My contribution, and one I intend to carry forward on future Memorial Days, will feature American scientists and engineers whose discoveries and innovations have helped our military men and women...

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Pope Francis’ Eco-Encyclical: Marriage Between Green Tech and Economic Growth?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:30pm 5/24/2015 at 3:30pm
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One sign that Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change may be creating a small storm of controversy within the Vatican is that high level officials are now explaining why it is needed.

This week, the pope’s deputy released a statement about the upcoming publication:

A new development model is needed to combat global...

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President Obama’s Delusional War on Climate Change

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:00pm 5/23/2015 at 3:00pm
LI #07 President Obama at Coast Guard

President Barack Obama focused on global climate change in his commencement remarks at the Coast Guard Academy.

“I’m here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to...

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Crews Struggle to Contain and Control California Oil Spill

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1:00pm 5/22/2015 at 1:00pm
LI #06 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

A ruptured pipe sent 21,000 gallons of oil streaming along the coast of Santa Barbara, and workers are valiantly working to contain and control the strong-smelling release that is marring nine miles of prime California real estate.

State and federal officials on Wednesday investigated what caused a 2-foot-diameter underground pipeline to leak...

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Capital Gains Tax Cut Unleashes Egypt’s Stock Market

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:30pm 5/21/2015 at 2:30pm
LI #05 Apis Bull Worship

The ancient Egyptians worshipped divine bulls...and now it seems to be paying off!

The country’s stock market has gone bullish after it halted capital gains taxes.

Egypt suspended a capital gains tax on Monday, sending shares soaring after a months-long downturn in which investors had complained of a lack of clarity about...

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LA City Council Sets Minimum Wage to $15/hour

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:00am 5/20/2015 at 7:00am
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Los Angeles now joins two other bastions of progressive political activism in setting the new minimum wage level to $15/hour.

Los Angeles became the largest US city to ra...

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Vatican Drama Centers on Pope Francis and His Eco-Encyclical

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:00pm 5/17/2015 at 3:00pm
(Pope Francis at Church of Holy Sepulcre)

I recently reported that some Vatican officials were unhappy with scientists who directly challenged the questionable data and erroneous assertions being used as the basis for Pope Francis’ upcoming eco-encyclical.

Now, in a drama worthy of a Dan Brown novel, there is a dispute about the status of that much-anticipated publication.

A widely-cited...

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Pope Francis leaves Heartland’s climate science team out in the cold

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 4:00pm 5/14/2015 at 4:00pm
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The last time we checked in with Pope Francis, he was preparing an encyclical addressing “the moral cause of climate change.”

A group from the Heartland Institute, which promotes free-market solutions to social and economic problems, was on its way to Rome to present data that would give the pontiff a more...

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Isn’t hating Mother’s Day anti-woman?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 7:30am 5/10/2015 at 7:30am
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As I was preparing for my Mother’s Day vacation getaway, this tweet came across my screen:

A worthy question, as I thought progressives would be positively joyful at this point in the “Hope and Change” presidency. However, they seem to be clinging to their bitterness.

Following the social media trail, it turns out...

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Unprecedented: California’s legislators OK severe water restrictions

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00am 5/7/2015 at 10:00am
LI #13 California Drought Riverbed v2

When the history of the past decade gets written, it will be peppered liberally with the word “unprecedented.”

California Governor Jerry Brown recently unveiled the state’s first water restrictions in response to the “mega-drought.” In a move that will surprise almost no one, our state legislature passed the “unprecedented” proposal:

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Cartoonist: “I understand the threat that we face”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:00am 5/5/2015 at 10:00am
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We have been following the fallout from the shootings that centered around a “Draw Mohammed” event.

Most of the media is honing in on blaming the victims, as if Pam Geller had it coming to her.

Noah Rothman at Hot Air writes,

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West Coast #FreddieGray Protesters Clash with Police

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Posted by    Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 9:15am 5/3/2015 at 9:15am
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The past few days have been difficult for American law enforcement.

First, the Baltimore officers involved in the arrest and subsequent death of new civil rights icon, Freddie Gray, have had the legal book thrown at them.

Now, protests in several of country’s deepest blue and most “tolerant” areas have devolved into hostilities...

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Egypt Reportedly Readying Large-Scale Assault on ISIS in Libya

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:30am 5/1/2015 at 8:30am
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Amid all the violence and chaos on the streets of Baltimore, I thought I would check on the status of the chaos and violence in Libya.

The last time we reported about the region, Egypt’s commandos were striking ISIS, its air force...

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California: Where Physical Exams should have “Trigger Warnings”

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:30am 4/28/2015 at 8:30am
Trigger Warning

The delicate flowers at Georgetown who demanded “Trigger Warnings” for Christina Hoff Sommer’s talk really should come to California.

Here they will experience a political San Andreas fault, where progressive theory collides with daily reality….and Californians are hit with the falling debris.

Bruce Jenner’s public reveal has brought transgender issues into the national...

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Pope Francis and the politicized science of “Climate Change”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 10:00am 4/26/2015 at 10:00am
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As I noted with the report on Chile’s Earth Day volcanic spectacular, the prime cause of climate change is Mother Nature.

And while the eco-activists continue to gin-up man-made fear about “climate change”,  it appears that a new study, conducted by Duke University that looked at 1,000 years of temperature records, supports...

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