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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10,000 Homes Evacuated Due to California’s Latest Wildfire

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:30am 7/26/2016 at 10:30am
LI #73 Sand Fire Wildfire

Many Americans are closely watching the dumpster fire of the Democratic National Convention.

However, a true wildfire is blazing near Santa Clarita, the third largest city in Los Angeles County.

The effort to control the raging Sand fire in the Santa Clarita Valley mountains has drawn firefighters and emergency crews in the hills...

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400 pregnant women infected with Zika in the U.S.

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Posted by    Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:30am 7/24/2016 at 7:30am
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As expected, the number of Zika cases in steadily rising in the United States, and now it appears that hundreds of pregnant women in this country have been infected with the virus that has been traced to severe birth defects.

More than 400 pregnant women now have Zika in the US –...

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#DemExit: Bernie Supporters React to #DNCLeaks

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Posted by    Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 5:30pm 7/23/2016 at 5:30pm
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Kemberlee reported that leaked emails put out by Wikileaks suggested that DNC scuttled the Bernie Sanders campaign and were targeting his religion as part of their plans.

Hillary probably wishes...

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Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for Manson family killer

Petition to Prevent Cult Murderer Leslie Van Houten from Being Released
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Posted by    Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00am 7/23/2016 at 7:00am
Petition to Prevent Cult Murderer Leslie Van Houten from Being Released

Just when you are ready to give up on California, there is a sign that some sanity still remains in Sacramento!

In April, a 2-member California parole board authorized the release of former Manson Family killer Leslie Van Houten. The decision to go forward with this recommendation rested with Governor Jerry Brown,...

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Family of Boy Killed in Alligator Attack Won’t Sue Disney

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:30am 7/22/2016 at 8:30am
Family of Boy Killed in Alligator Attack Won't Sue Disney

Last month, we blogged about a 2-year-old who was killed by an alligator at the man-made Seven Seas Lagoon located across the lake from the Magic Kingdom in Disneyworld.

The family of the toddler, Lane Graves, has opted to build a foundation in their son’s name rather than sue Disney.

“Melissa and I are...

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U.K.’s Bold, New Leader Shuts Climate Change Dept.

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:00am 7/20/2016 at 10:00am
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One of the new pieces of good news coming from Europe last week was from Great Britain.

In the wake of the #Brexit vote, U.K.’s new Prime Minister felt empowered to shut an entire government department.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been facing criticism during her first few days in office over her...

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Election Season Trinkets in New England

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8:00pm 7/19/2016 at 8:00pm
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Last week, my beloved husband took me on a much needed birthday vacation in Maine.

Despite the fact that I was trying to ignore the 2016 election insanity for a brief time, I couldn’t entirely escape it.

When we hit a tourist shop in Kennebunkport, Maine, we were astonished by the amount of...

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San Diego Community Holds Unity Event

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/19/2016 at 1:00pm
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My colleague Mary Chastain reported that Black Lives Matter activists in Wichita, KS, joined their local police department for the First Steps Cookout to bring together their community.

San Diego took a different, though similar approach. City officials, area clergy, and our police representatives came together by our famous Balboa Park founta...

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Book Review: Trump the Press

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Posted by    Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 5:00pm 7/17/2016 at 5:00pm
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When the 2016 election cycle started, I had no dog in the GOP primary fight—I had already decided on #NeverHillary.

However, as the primary season unfolded, I was very surprised that business tycoon and showman Donald Trump was decimating the field of very experienced politicos and conservative icons.

I eventually became a supporter...

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Democrats’ Proposed Platform Plank Smacks Climate Change Skeptics

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Posted by    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 3:00pm 7/4/2016 at 3:00pm
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I have been following the antics of “AG’s United for Clean Power,” a group of Democratic states attorneys general spearheaded by former Vice President Al Gore, who are threatening Big Oil and climate change skeptics with racketeering statutes. Despite scholarly reminders of this tactics’ obvious constitutional abuses and outcries from proponents of...

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Book Review: Crisis of Character

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Posted by    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/4/2016 at 1:00pm
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While traveling back home from a conference in Atlanta, I had a chance to read the new book Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate by Gary Byrne.

Byrne’s book is a gripping read, as he conveys his personal...

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Special Ops Veteran Analyses Full #Benghazi Report

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Posted by    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 10:30am 7/3/2016 at 10:30am
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Mary recently covered the damning Benghazi report that indicates Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Obama administration focused on managing public relations instead of military assets in response to the 2012 attack in Libya.

However, the mainstream media asserts the 800-page evaluation shows no new evidence of wrongdoing by then Secretary of...

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That Time the European Union Tried to Ban Cinnamon Buns

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Posted by    Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/1/2016 at 1:00pm
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As more information is revealed about the extent of European Union regulatory inanity in the wake of the #Brexit victory, the more the Leave voters have been vindicated.

Kemberlee blogged that EU regulations were set to ban traditional tea kettles and toasters that are essential appliances in the British kitchen. In 2013, the bureaucrats...

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#Calexit: A #Brexit Inspired movement America loves!

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Posted by    Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/26/2016 at 1:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers and authors were recently having a robust discussion on the the British exit from the European Union and its potential impact on the U.S.

Perhaps the biggest #Brexit effect with be on state independence movements. For example, Louis J. Marinelli, a...

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Panicked progressives tie #Brexit to #ClimateChange

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Posted by    Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:30am 6/25/2016 at 10:30am
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I must admit, few arguments related to the “settled science” of climate change astonish me anymore.

But until today I failed to fully appreciate the extent of eco-activist creativity! Panicked progressives are now asserting the Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will cause adverse effects on the environment.

Yes….#Brexit will cause...

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Veto Threat: Obama waves his mighty pen over Zika funding bill!

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Posted by    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8:00am 6/24/2016 at 8:00am
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While Democratic members of Congress built a pillow fort on the floor of the House to oppose gun rights, the Republicans continued their work on behalf of the American people.

At about 1 am on Thursday, while drowned out by cries of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” from Democrats and partially blocked from C-SPAN’s...

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Igniting the Fight on Climate Alarmism

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2:00pm 6/22/2016 at 2:00pm
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Recently, I noted that climate change skeptics who also acted as their states’ attorneys general warned their environmental activist counterparts that plans were being made to “fight fire with fire.”

Afterall, if the government’s environmental activists begin targeting businesses and private organizations under racketeering statutes for denying progressive environmental science theories, then...

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