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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Book Review: White Working Class

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/24/2017 at 4:30pm
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As liberals are anguishing over another election loss, progressive pundits and activists are struggling to figure out what went wrong.

Some of those answers may be found in a new book written by law professor Joan C. Williams, “White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America.” In fact, troubled progressives are probably...

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California Single Payer is dead….for the time being

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/24/2017 at 12:30pm
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I recently reported that California Senate Bill 562, which would establish a single payer healthcare system within the state, had recently cleared a major hurdle by passing through a state legislative committee.

However, the measure died upon entering the California Assembly.

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered...

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How did can of whipped cream kill French model?

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Posted by    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:30am 6/23/2017 at 11:30am
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Among the trending news items this week is the tale of a freak accident that took the life of a French model and aspiring social media star.

From the Daily Mail:

A French fitness blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser which hit her in the chest, giving her a...

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Climate Change Scientist: “Facts” about hiatus and climate models are wrong

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:00am 6/21/2017 at 10:00am
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Many eco-activists have mocked statements that President Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, and many others have made in the efforts to fight climate alarmist policies.

As I noted in a previous post, President Donald Trump understands enough about climate science to be highly skeptical of diverting millions of American...

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Exterior cladding may have intensified London’s Grenfell Tower Fire

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 8:30am 6/20/2017 at 8:30am
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The total losses from the inferno that swept through London’s Grenfell Tower last week are still being assessed. The count of dead victims has steadily increased with each report, and now stands at 79.

At least 79 people are dead or missing and presumed dead following the fire that tore through the...

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Dakota Access Pipeline Update: Judge orders redo of environmental review

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Posted by    Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8:30am 6/19/2017 at 8:30am
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President Trump has faced many opponents during his quest for the White House and the early days of his administration. However, no group seems to be as powerful as the judiciary when it comes to gutting his policies.

Legal Insurrection readers will recall that one of Trump’s first acts as President was ...

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Wins for President Trump underreported by American Press

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Posted by    Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/18/2017 at 2:30pm
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As we approach the 150 day mark for President Donald Trump’s first term, I thought in might be useful to have a retrospective post about how the American press has presented his record, outside of Twitter, Russia and Comey hearings…and highlight some of his underreported victories.

Professor Jacobson so noted, the

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California Democrat Official Yells at Gay GOP Volunteer: “Which one of you —holes is the gay?”

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/16/2017 at 1:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers may remember my post on a launch of a California recall effort to remove state Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who voted for the $52 billion road repair package, paid for by fuel taxes and registration fees, just four months after he took office.

Unhappy that their super-majority status is...

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Closing the curtain on “Presidential Assassination Theater”

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:25pm 6/13/2017 at 7:25pm
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I recently noted there was a bizarre rendition of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Julius Caesar, in which the title character resembled President Donald Trump.

What I did not report at the time is that I called my banking institution of 19 years, Bank of America, and warned them that their continued sponsorship of...

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Maybe it’s time to see if Lynch colluded with Hillary

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00am 6/13/2017 at 10:00am
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This weekend, I recounted the astonishing immaturity of California’s junior U.S. Senator Kamala Harris during several hearings in which she participated.

However, our state’s senior U.S. Senator, Dianne Feinstein, may be attempting...

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Exactly how much climate science does President Trump understand?

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 8:30am 6/12/2017 at 8:30am
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Because of my Legal Insurrection coverage of climate change, in the wake of the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, I was asked directly: Exactly how much climate science does President Trump understand.

Like any true science, climatology is filled with highly technical terms, professional jargon, complex mathematics, and a myriad of...

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Kamala Harris silenced for interruptions during Senate Intel hearing

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Posted by    Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 5:00pm 6/10/2017 at 5:00pm
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I warned Legal Insurrection readers that irksome Kamala Harris would prove to be worse than the progressive pixie she replaced in the U.S. Senate, Barbara Boxer.

She has, however, vastly exceeded my abysmally low projections in the short amount of time she has been in the nation’s capital.

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What the media missed at Trump’s press conference with Romanian president

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Posted by    Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00am 6/10/2017 at 11:00am
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The American media’s obsession with James Comey has distracted them from covering important Trump Administration actions (i.e., the appointment of 11 conservative judges).

President Trump has used Twitter and pressers like Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov used dog treats… to evoke a specific response. These diversions keep the “professional journalists” from noticing how...

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Actors Stab and Kill ‘Trump’ in Bizarre Rendition of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

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Posted by    Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8:00pm 6/9/2017 at 8:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers may have noticed that I sometimes refer to President Donald Trump as “Master of the Unexpected.”

That is a term of endearment among Trump’s fans who also love the 1963 epic, Cleopatra, as it refers to quote about Julius Caesar and his tactic that led to a victory over...

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California signs its own “climate accord” with China

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Posted by    Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 8:51am 6/8/2017 at 8:51am
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Now the California’s Russia-connected secession movement is stalled, China is stepping in to deepen the rift between the Golden State and the rest of the Union.

After President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord, Governor Jerry Brown suffered a massive attack of hyperbole during a PBS interview and deemed the...

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Will San Francisco ban delivery robots?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 9:00am 6/4/2017 at 9:00am
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California’s Bay Area is is a technological capital of this country, where thousands of highly trained computer and engineering professions strive to created the latest digital and mechanized wonders.

In a move so rich with irony that the Russians are looking for mining rights, San Francisco politicians are mulling a ban on...

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America’s first victory in battle against climate alarmism

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Posted by    Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/2/2017 at 7:00pm

I have been involved in the fight against climate alarmists and their economy crushing policies since 2009 when I reported on the flaws in the climate models during an informative lecture given in San Diego.

Eight years later, I nervously awaited the announcement on the Paris Climate Accord, as I wasn’t certain...

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