Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 30)
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Existential Threats and the State of the Union Address

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:10pm 1/12/2016 at 6:10pm

Gearing up for the State of the Union lecture he is preparing to treat us to this year, President Obama wanted to put a positive spin on the results of his many years in the Oval Office.

It is a chilling testament to his myriad of failures as Commander-in-Chief that one positive...

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David Bowie Undergoes the Final “Change”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00am 1/12/2016 at 7:00am

Legendary singer and cultural artist David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69, after losing an 18-month private battle with cancer.

The artist’s hits include Let’s Dance, Changes, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel Rebel and Life on Mars.

He was also well known for creating his flamboyant...

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DHS Delays Travel Deadline for REAL ID Act until 2018

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:30am 1/9/2016 at 10:30am

We recently noted that enforcement of the REAL ID Act was poised to begin shortly, and that airport travelers from several states were going to need passports or other forms of identification because the state driver’s licenses do not meet the regulatory requirements.

States on the “naughty” list were pushing for implementation...

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Enrique Marquez Pleads “Not Guilty” to Conspiracy in San Bernardino Attacks

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 12:00pm 1/8/2016 at 12:00pm

We recently reported that Enrique Marquez was indicted by a federal grand jury of conspiring with San Bernardino terrorists Sayed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik.

He just pleaded “Not guilty.”

The man accused of supplying guns to the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attackers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to conspiracy and other charges.

Enrique Marquez...

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Obama’s Great for the Economy….of Gun Makers!

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00am 1/6/2016 at 7:00am

As so many readers reviewed my review of The Big Short, which featured investments, I thought a good follow-up post would focus on the stock market.

Obama’s “Theater of the Absurd” gun control press conference played well on Wall Street, as...

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A Big Thumbs Up for The Big Short!

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 12:00pm 1/5/2016 at 12:00pm

Turns out that the must-see movie of 2015 wasn’t Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but The Big Short!

The movie focuses on four finance professionals and 2 amateurs who predict the housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and use arcane rules and special deals to punish the big banks for their...

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