Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 54)
 

Cyprus loco Euro-problem gone wild

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:26am 3/26/2013 at 8:26am

I was reviewing World War I history with my son yesterday.

The global-scale conflict started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hung...

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The whole world is watching … Cyprus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:00pm 3/24/2013 at 5:00pm

Cyprus has certainly shaken up the world.

Our Congress is now addressing concerns over the European Union demands that a percentage of Cypriot deposits be seized before it bails-out the banks on the Mediterranean island.  There are reports that Cyprus still may seize bank accounts, but restrict the seizures to large depositors...

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The Engineer Behind the Climate Change Train Wreck

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Posted by    Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 8:30am 3/24/2013 at 8:30am

Last week, we took a look at 2 graphic debunking recent climate change hysteria.

Recently, even more evidence was presented by British scientist David Whitehouse, the Science Editor of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Despite the organization’s name, Whitehouse’s group held firm that their data indicate no warming trend; in fact, global...

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Celebrate “Human Achievement Hour”

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Posted by    Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8:30pm 3/23/2013 at 8:30pm

I will admit straight-up, I am a handmaid of Big Pharma.

Therefore, I am inviting all my free-market-loving friends to join me at 8:30 pm local time to celebrate Human Achievement Hour.

This counters the self-righteous “Earth Hour” occurring at the same time, during which people are forced to revert to Stone Age...

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Two HOT graphics

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:33am 3/19/2013 at 8:33am

One of the iconic “proofs” of man-made global warming is the infamous “hockey stick” graph”.

Skeptics questioned the statistics and data used to generate the graph.  So, as Powerline’s John Hinderaker noted, “a group of climate alarmists headed by Shaun Marcott, a geologist at Oregon State, released a study that purported to resurrect...

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Whistle-blowing Scientist Sues UCLA for His Job

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Posted by    Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 5:00pm 3/17/2013 at 5:00pm

UCLA’s Dr. James Enstrom is one of my personal heroes of the “Tea Party” movement.

The importance of his work on behalf of Californians cannot be understated.

The Environmental Health Sciences professor has been fighting the false science behind some of our state’s most onerous regulations for years.  The rebel professor is also...

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Obama’s “Where’s Waldo” Foreign Policy World

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Posted by    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:24am 3/16/2013 at 10:24am

The Obama Administration puts up a forest of shiny objects that can make important developments hard to see.

While  Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney stresses over who-did-what on the cancellation of White House tours, conservative firebrand Tammy Bruce has been sounding the alarm on some developments in Asia that may have far...

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California’s mental gun law

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Posted by    Friday, March 15, 2013 at 3:45pm 3/15/2013 at 3:45pm

I have been covering California’s hate-late relationship with gun rights.

The reports have included the fact that gun control groups have target our state for enhanced activism, and that San Diego’s Chief of Police has stated that Americans can be disarmed in a generation.

Now, it seems some of our citizens have been...

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Hundreds of CPAC Attendees #StandWithRand

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Posted by    Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:30pm 3/14/2013 at 6:30pm

At College Insurrection we reported that, in honor of Rand Paul’s historic filibuster, the head of the Hillsdale College Republicans wanted CPAC attendees standing during the senator’s convention speech.

It looks like Ryan Bolyard got his wish, as hundred of students chose to #StandWithRand.

Josiah Ryan contributed a report for Campus Reform that...

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Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis – Updated

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 3:47pm 3/13/2013 at 3:47pm

I came back from an appointment to find that white smoke was wafting from the Vatican Chimney.

From the Globe and Mail:

Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio will be known as Francis.

At 7:07 p.m., local time, white smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel, signalling that a new pope had been elected after only...

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Saturday Night Card Game (What you see is not always what you get)

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Posted by    Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:00pm 3/9/2013 at 6:00pm

Oberlin College cancelled classes based on a report that an individual was seen wearing a KKK-hood.

It turned out that the mystery figure likely was a woman in a blanket.

As we wait for further details
 as to who was behind hate-graffiti in the weeks prior to the dramatic school closure, and what their motivations...

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California’s New GOP Chair Donates $1300 to Democratic LA Mayoral Candidate

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Posted by    Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00am 3/9/2013 at 11:00am

As a Democrat, I am often grateful to the support shown to me by Republican friends.

However, California’s new Republican Party chairman may have taken support for a Democrat one step too far for...

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Hamilton College student speaks out against the real diversity problem on campus

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Posted by    Friday, March 8, 2013 at 3:00pm 3/8/2013 at 3:00pm

When Professor Jacobson graduated from Hamilton College in the early ’80s, it was a school known for its rigorous academics and absence of  “political correctness.”

Fast forw...

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Shout out to Sen. Ron Wyden

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Posted by    Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:45pm 3/7/2013 at 12:45pm

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s 12-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination yesterday was so outstanding because brought people representing the entire spectrum of political belief together to defend constitutional due process rules.

As a Palin Democrat, I would like to make an observation.

As I conduct much of my media outreach on Facebook, I...

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Klan sighting at Oberlin likely just woman wrapped in a blanket

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:00pm 3/5/2013 at 1:00pm

Oberlin College experienced some campus drama Monday with a report of someone dressed in KKK garb on campus.  Via Slate:

Oberlin College canceled classes Monday after someone reported spotting a person walking on campus wearing what appeared to be a Ku Klux Klan-like hooded robe, the latest in a month-long string of...

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Guess what! It’s time for 700 pages more of fun Obamacare regulations

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:30am 3/5/2013 at 10:30am

Nancy Pelosi was wrong:  Even after passing...

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California’s “Green Energy” Completely Fails to Power State

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Posted by    Monday, March 4, 2013 at 8:30am 3/4/2013 at 8:30am

Back in the early 2000’s, the Enron scandal lead to California’s rolling blackouts. 

As a result, as an environmental health and safety specialist, I began including information on handing power outages into company safety manuals.

Now, thanks to “Green Energy”, it looks like I am going to have to revamp those sections. Wayne...

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