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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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Spock Dead

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:15pm
LI #06

America has lost one of its most iconic actors. Leonard Nimoy is dead at age 83.

Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing the role of Spock in the “Star Trek” movies and television series has died at age 83, his rep confirmed to FOX411.

Nimoy was taken to the hospital earlier...

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ISIS and Civilization Just Don’t Mix

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:30am
LI #05

Islamic terrorists have destroyed more priceless objects of beauty and incomparable historical value, this time in Mosul.

Islamic State thugs have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures...

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Uncovered Oregon reveals “Dark Princess,” potential California connection

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:30am
kitzhaber oregon

About a year ago, the biggest political headache Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber faced was explaining why there wasn’t a single enrollee in Covered Oregon ,after spending over $300 Million on the state health insurance exchange.

This year, however, Kitzhaber is Oregon’s former chief executive after resigning in response to reports indicating his...

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Study Finds Climate Change Models “Run Hot”

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00am
LI #03 Climate Chage

Researchers now claim global warming predictions are greatly exaggerated. (This is not surprising to those of us climate change skeptics.)

What is shocking is that the findings were published in a peer-reviewed journal and are now actually being covered by some media. The UK Daily Mail has a review of...

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Hashtag Warfare: ISIS vs Italy, #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome Edition

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
LI #02

After ISIS butchered Egyptian Coptics, members of the terror group threatened Rome and Pope Francis.

Subsequently, ISIS unleashed a Twitter campaign: #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome.

The Italians counter-attacked with a great deal of humor.

For the government in Italy, the prospect of IS-inspired attacks was cause for real concern. Indeed, the Italian foreign minister said last week...

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Egypt’s Children Play “ISIS Executions” in the Streets

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00am
LI #01c

Sickening videos recently surfaced from ISIS showing the next generation of Islamic radicals being trained.

Elsewhere in regions impacted by the group’s atrocities, videos nearly as chilling are being uploaded.

From Egypt comes a clip of...

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Review – “BROWN PEOPLE: Hispanic Politics in the Disunited State of Amigos”

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9:00am
LI #06 Brown People Review

BROWN PEOPLE, Hispanic Politics and the Disunited State of Amigos by Javier Manjarres is an entertaining and eye-opening look at America’s Hispanic community, and the author’s personal experiences as a citizen activist and conservative pundit. This spirited book is essential reading for those who want an enhanced understanding...

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#Pandora, #SiberianExpress leave 28 Americans Dead

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:24pm
#LI #07b siberian Express

The hottest topics in weather today are the officially-named winter storms that are being covered as enthusiastically as hurricanes once were.

Winter storms Pandora, and the associated Siberian Express, are well-chronicled via social media.

The photos are amazing:

And so are the videos:

Tragically, however, over...

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Egypt Commandos Strike ISIS Hard in Libya

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:00pm
LI #04 Egypt Strikes

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has escalated his battle with ISIS in Libya by sending in Egypt’s special forces, which are considered some of the best in the world.

Egyptian special forces have allegedly launched a ground attack in Libya’s Islamic State-held Derna capturing dozens of Islamist militants, according to Egyptian and...

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GOP Pick Tops Poll on California’s 2016 Senate Race

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:35am
LI #03 Condi Ruce

Very few Californians will be happier to see Senator Barbra Boxer retire than me, but many are already clamoring to figure out who will replace her in 2016.

Amy Miller analyzed one shock poll th...

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IN: Western Warriors Joining Regional Warbands Against ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00am
LI #02 Western Fighter HOT

In the wake of Egypt striking ISIS targets in Libya, Pope Francis issued a somber statement regarding the death of 21 fellow Christians.

The Anchoress, Elizabeth Scalia, summarizes the Pope’s remarks:

“They were murdered just for the fact they were Christians,” Pope Francis said.

“The blood of our Christian brothers is a witness that...

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Egyptian Warplanes Bomb ISIS Targets in Libya

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm
LI #01b Egypt Jet

Egyptian warplanes have bombed ISIS strongholds in the neighboring country of Libya.

Egypt’s air force bombed ISIS targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the militant group released a video purport...

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Is New York’s Snow Hurricane Tied to California’s Drought?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 10:00am
LI #27 WS Neptune

“Global warming” has long been bandied about as “settled science.” However, in what can reasonably be termed as a “science-based crime”, scientists have been caught adjusting...

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America’s “Eggs-perts” Get Fried by Real Science

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:01pm
LI #26 eggs

A big problem with bureaucrats and politicians is that so many possess degrees in law and social science; therefore, whenever the results of a “scientific study” sound like a platform to generate to rules, they go all in without properly analyzing the data.

Our current news cycle is filled with the unintended...

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The Economics of Measles

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:35am
LI #25 Measles Outbreak

Add Wisconsin to the ever expanding list of states impacted by the measles outbreak. The state’s public health officials indicate that two patients are now isolated and being tested for the disease.

Last week, there were 14 states with 102 infected citizens and public health officials were warning that the outbreak of...

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Putin hits “Reset” button on Egyptian relations

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00am
LI #25b

A while back I noted that Egypt looked like it was networking with European powers to address the chaos that threatens the vital Suez Canal.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin came to Cairo this week, bearing gifts that indicate he understands Egyptian needs.

Just hours before a summit in Minsk that could decide the...

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Is Egypt planning “proportionate” response to Islamic militants?

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:30am
LI #24 Egypt Welcome

I am happy to see that King Abdullah’s robust response to ISIS terror is not being debated for its proportionality; and while I hope that these new metrics are eventually applied to Israel, a look at Egypt indicates that it may soon follow Jordan’s lead in the “proportionate” reaction to the...

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