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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Death toll rises to 13 in Tennessee wildfires

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Posted by    Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/4/2016 at 4:00pm
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Tennessee officials are now reporting that at least 13 people have died during the current wildfire disaster.

The fires, described as the state’s largest in 100 years, are believed to be human-caused, authorities said.

Twelve of the victims died as a direct result of the firestorm, and one victim died of a heart...

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NASA’s climate research may be jettisoned by Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/4/2016 at 2:00pm
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Another of our bloated, inefficient agencies is about to undergo serious climate change under Donald Trump’s incoming administration.

The President-Elect is planning to eliminate all climate change research conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of his fight against climate alarmist policies.

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Compromise reached for soldiers required to repay enlistment bonuses

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Posted by    Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:00am 12/3/2016 at 11:00am
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In October, I reported that thousands of California soldiers in the National Guard soldiers were being forced to repay over-paid enlistment bonuses and student loans. Many of...

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Carrier’s Incentives Revealed in Trump Deal

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/1/2016 at 12:00pm
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Our talented Mary Chastain blogged on the deal reached between President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence and HVAC company Carrier. Rather than exporting jobs, Carrier will remain in Indiana, saving approximately 1,000 jobs.

Mary expressed concern that if this was a firm-limited approach, Trump would be simply picking winners. The exact details about...

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Arson Suspected in Several of the Tennessee Wildfires

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:00am 12/1/2016 at 9:00am
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There are several disturbing updates to the report on the wildfires roaring through Tennessee I prepared earlier this week.

It seems that arson is suspected in more than half of the blazes that are still burning in the region.

Fire investigators said more than half of the 67 fires burning right now have...

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NYC Fines Owner of Giant Trump “T” Sign $2400

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/30/2016 at 4:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers may recall the saga of Staten Island homeowner Sam Pirozzollo, whose gigantic red, white, and blue T lawn ornament went up in flames early Sunday morning in August.

Pirozzollo’s challenges continue, as a New York City court just issued a $2400 fine for his display.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Turn Into Mid-western “Burning Man”

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:30am 11/30/2016 at 8:30am
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The Dakota Access Pipeline may be tuning out to be the Last Stand for aging, white hippies.

Today, reports began to surface that the Native American protesters are now voicing concerns about their Caucasian co-demonstrators!

“People demonstrating at North Dakota’s Access Pipeline protest have expressed frustration at white demonstrators who are reportedly turning...

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Wildfire Roars through Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/29/2016 at 1:00pm
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Tennessee emergency response officials are reporting that a wildfire has set 30 structures ablaze in Gatlinburg, including a 16-story hotel, and is at the edge of the famed Dollywood theme park.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says 30 structures are on fire, including a 16-story hotel on Regan Drive and the Driftwood...

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Army Corps of Engineers to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp

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Posted by    Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/27/2016 at 2:30pm
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The Dakota Access Pipeline is a nearly 1,200-mile-long underground oil pipeline project that begins in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota and ends at the oil tank farm near Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline is being built to allow crude oil to reach refining markets in a more direct, cost-effective, safer...

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Antarctic explorers’ historic log books show ice sheets are not melting

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Posted by    Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 7:30am 11/27/2016 at 7:30am
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Scientists reviewing the logbooks of polar explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton show there has been no significant melting of the continent’s ice sheets.

Experts were concerned that ice at the South Pole had declined significantly since the 1950s, which they feared was driven by man-made climate change.

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Over 30 Dakota Access Pipeline protesters arrested in Black Friday mall demonstration

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Posted by    Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/26/2016 at 2:30pm
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The protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline took another disturbing turn, as demonstrators blocked the entrance of a local mall on Black Frid...

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California shows why Americans should embrace Electoral College

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Posted by    Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/24/2016 at 4:00pm
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It’s as predictable as the sun rising in the east: A Democratic candidate loses the presidential election and progressives begin complaining about how the unfair Electoral College.

This Thanksgiving Week, I would like to discuss how Americans everywhere should be thankful our Founding Fathers established this system by using California as an...

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EPA Chief: “Train to a global clean energy future has already left the station”

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 12:30pm 11/22/2016 at 12:30pm
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It has been fascinating to watch the the elite media and Washington insiders reactions to the speed and efficiency of Trump’s transition team organization and appointee selection.

With so much happening so quickly, I wanted to keep an eye on one of the most troubling agencies under the Obama Administration: The Environmental...

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Is California to Trump what Texas is to Obama?

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/21/2016 at 1:00pm
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Recently, there has been one bright spot for me remaining a California resident: The sheer entertainment value offered by the dramatic response of our leading politicians to President-elect Trump.

For example, our state’s representatives are lining up to work actively against our new President. The apparent goal is to make California to...

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Yellowstone tourist’s body dissolves when falls into hot pool

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Posted by    Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/20/2016 at 4:00pm
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As a safety professional, one of the most chilling books in my job-based collection is Death in Yellowstone.

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WHO officially declares end to “Zika Emergency”

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Posted by    Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:30pm 11/19/2016 at 6:30pm
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We have been following the mosquito-borne Zika virus epidemic, which had been declared an international medical emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The good news: The organization has officially ended the emergency status.

The bad news: The virus is now a permanent addition to our nation.

By lifting its nine-month-old declaration, the UN’s...

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Teens Sue Federal Government, Demand Climate Action

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Posted by    Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10:51am 11/18/2016 at 10:51am
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Once upon a time, soccer and piano lessons were the preferred extra-curricular options for teens.

Now social justice warfare may be the thrilling, new, after-school activity. A group of American kids are suing the federal government demanding “climate action.”

“We are standing here...

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