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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Hawaii’s Big Island Declares Dengue Fever Emergency

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00am 2/10/2016 at 7:00am
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Aloha to an American tropical disease crisis!

Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi declared a State of Emergency in Hawai’i County Monday morning as the Big Island continues to face the dengue fever outbreak.

As...

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Gloria Steinem (1996): Bernie Sanders is an “Honorary Woman”

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:00pm 2/9/2016 at 6:00pm
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It is too bad for the Clintons that the Internet can travel back nearly 20 years!

Feminist icons spent the weekend shaming women into voting for Hillary Clinton. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, even smeared supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders as sexist trolls.

But video taken 20 years ago show that Vermont’s...

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Obama: Don’t “panic” over the Zika virus

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:00am 2/9/2016 at 10:00am
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Obama now says that there is no reason to panic over a virus that has been linked to an outbreaks in birth defects in South America:

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Madeleine Albright: “special place in hell” for women who don’t back Hillary

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 7:00am 2/7/2016 at 7:00am
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There is an old adage that bad things come in threes.

Today, there are three omens showing that Hillary Clinton’s campaign may be floundering worse than previously imagined.

We have covered two of those signs already: Donors wanting to Draft Vice President Joe Biden for the party’s nomination and Gloria Steinem indicating women...

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Zika Virus is the New Ebola

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/4/2016 at 1:00pm
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It looks like Zika virus is truly the new Ebola.

Concerns about the Zika virus have grown to the point that Utah Congressman Chris Stewart wants to divert funding from the fight against Ebola to use against this latest epidemic.

Stewart says his bill, which would unlock more than a billion dollars for...

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Iowa coin toss the “hanging chad” of the 2016 election?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 1:45pm 2/2/2016 at 1:45pm
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In his analysis of the Republican results in the Iowa Caucus, Professor Jacobson indicated that he was right to trust the voters to get the best result.

On the other side of...

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WHO Declares Public Health Emergency over Zika Virus

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:00am 2/2/2016 at 10:00am
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The World Health Organization officially declared a “public health emergency of international concern” over the wildfire spread of the Zika virus.

The agency said the emergency is warranted because of how fast the mosquito-borne virus is spreading and its suspected link to an alarming spike in babies born with abnormally small heads...

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Newest San Francisco Attraction: Open-Air Urinals

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 10:30am 1/31/2016 at 10:30am
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Despite the success of Mayor Rudi Giuliani’s quality-of-life laws, the smart set on New York’s City Council is considering options to ease enforcement of these offenses in the name of “diversity”.

I would like to offer New Yorkers a glimpse of their future by showing them what is now happening in San...

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The War Against Zika Virus Begins

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:30am 1/29/2016 at 8:30am
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The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause devastating birth defects when pregnant women become infected, has rapidly eclipsed Ebola in the news.

The swift attentions stems from the fact that the contagion is spreading so rapidly that the World Health Organization (WHO) projects up to 4 million people could be infected by...

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Why this Tea Party Democrat is going to #FeelTheBern in primary

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:30am 1/28/2016 at 8:30am
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I have been enjoying Legal Insurrection’s “Conservative Case For” series very much, with posts highlighting Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

And while I can’t really make the conservative c...

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San Diego Naval Medical Center’s Active Shooter Scare

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:30am 1/27/2016 at 11:30am
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Early in December, the first news I had of the San Bernardino terror attack was Facebook inquiries as to whether I was alright.

Today, Facebook friends were asking me about another attack that seemed to be occurring a mere mile from where I often work.

Fortunately, it was a false alarm:

Reports of an...

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Zika Virus Pushes Ebola out of the Spotlight

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Posted by    Monday, January 25, 2016 at 10:00am 1/25/2016 at 10:00am
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Just as President Obama declared victory in the combat against the Ebola virus, fears about another one are spreading.

Zika virus, which is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects when women become infected during pregnancy, has hit South America hard and health professionals around...

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Retired General David Petraeus Faces Demotion

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:30am 1/22/2016 at 11:30am
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Retired four-star general and former head of the CIA, David Petraeus, may be demoted for his 2012 scandal involving classified material.

The Pentagon is re-examining whether retired Army Gen. David Petraeus should be retroactively demoted for giving his biographer unauthorized access to classified information, defense officials say.

While the Army officially determined last...

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Pentagon Diverts Focus to Climate Change

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 1/20/2016 at 1:00pm
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One image I will not soon forget from the recent State of the Union were the grim faces on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Though it may be the tradition of our military to be stoic during such occasions, the latest order probably adds to their troubles considerably:

A new directive issued by...

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Flint Water Crisis Caused by Toxic Levels of Bureaucracy

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 8:30am 1/18/2016 at 8:30am
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The Environmental Protection Agency has found itself at the center of another environmental crisis.

The epicenter of this particular disaster is Flint, Michigan. It’s drinking water has been contaminated with elevated levels of lead, a fact known to several regulatory agencies for many months. Tragically, instead of protecting people, these officials opted...

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Royal Bank of Scotland: “Cataclysmic year ahead”

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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:30pm 1/17/2016 at 2:30pm
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During his State of the Union address, Obama asserted that anyone portraying the American economy as bad was “peddling fiction“.

Perhaps he can explain why our stock market was outperforming expectations . . . in terms of how much it dropped?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped almost 400 points Friday, falling below...

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“Ebola Free” no more – new case reported in Sierra Leone

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 5:00pm 1/16/2016 at 5:00pm
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While listening to Obama’s “State of the Union” address this week, I noted that he claimed victory over the spread of Ebola.

That’s how we stopped the spread of Ebola...

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