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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Russian “robot” is actually a man in a costume

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Posted by    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/16/2018 at 12:00pm
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Despite the news reports that the Russians are suppose to be so technologically savvy that than can alter American elections, it seems that the reality is less than the media would have us believe.

A robot featured on Russian state television was actually a man in a suit.

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After Canada arrests Chinese executive, China detains two Canadians

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Posted by    Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/15/2018 at 12:00pm
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We have been following the legal case of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China’s telecommunications giant Huawei, who has been accused of conspiracy to defraud banks after the company allegedly skirted sanctions on Iran.
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Starbucks’ new bathroom policy not working out as hoped

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Posted by    Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:00am 12/14/2018 at 7:00am

It has been 7 months since the famous purveyor of caffeinated confection, Starbucks, declared their bathrooms “open to the public” without the need to purchase their products.

Data suggests that the virtue signaling isn’t working out as well as hoped by the corporate leaders.

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FCC decision could kill California’s flirtation with text messaging “Economic Justice” tax

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Posted by    Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:00pm 12/13/2018 at 2:00pm
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California regulators are among the most creative rule-makers when it comes to separating citizens from their money. Take, for instance, this amazing new proposal to tax text messages in the name of “Economic Justice.”

California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help...

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“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” returns to radio stations by popular demand

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/12/2018 at 3:00pm
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Thanks to social justice warriors the go-to song for this holiday season is, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”.

After being banned from several radio stations in the wake of #MeToo hysteria, the jazzy tune is returning to the airwaves. Surprisingly, one of those stations is in the Bay Area.
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Avocados in the Climate Change hot seat

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 11:00am 12/12/2018 at 11:00am
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Few fruits are as popular in “green” California as the avocado.

However, in Great Britain, some restaurants are banning the tasty delicacy from the menu in the name of “sustainability”.

The Wild Strawberry Cafe, on Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire, shared a post on its Instagram page earlier this week explaining why it...

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Even more caravan migrants heading back to Central America

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Posted by    Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:00am 12/10/2018 at 9:00am
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The last time we check on the migrant caravan, dozens of immigrants from Central America had attempted to breach the wall at the border while 350 others were heading back home.

The reverse-Exodus is continuing, as over 1000 Central Americans have decided to return to their countries after entry into the United...

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China summons American envoy over Huawei CFO’s arrest in Canada

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Posted by    Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8:18pm 12/9/2018 at 8:18pm
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Canada recently arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who faces extradition to the United States on suspicion because U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

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New California rules mandate solar panels on new homes

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Posted by    Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:00pm 12/9/2018 at 4:00pm
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While the Yellow Jackets in Paris are rioting over restrictive new rules, the citizens of California may soon be wearing straight jackets after even more restrictions and mandates flow from Sacramento.

Despite a critical housing shortage contributing to the homeless crisis the Golden State is experiencing, bureaucrats have decided to add an ...

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Congo reports worst Ebola outbreak in country’s history

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Posted by    Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:00pm 12/9/2018 at 2:00pm

In May, I noted that the African nation of Congo was battling an Ebola epidemic.

It is now being reported that the most recent outbreak of the gruesome hemorrhagic disease is the worst it has experienced in history.

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Change! U.S. transforms into net oil exporter for first time in 75 years

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Posted by    Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30pm 12/8/2018 at 7:30pm
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Legal Insurrection readers might recall when a certain former President said, “We can’t drill our way to lower gas prices.”

Well, it turns out that the Trump adm...

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California lawmaker proposes offering Medicaid to all illegal immigrants

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Posted by    Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4:00pm 12/8/2018 at 4:00pm
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California is doubling down on #Resistance, as lawmakers in Sacramento are once again toying with offering healthcare services to illegal immigrants.

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Dozens of caravan migrants breach border, frustrated by asylum entry process

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 5:00pm 12/4/2018 at 5:00pm
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It appears the members of the caravan from Central America are growing increasingly frustrated by both the legal entry process and the immigration “organizers” who have herded them to the US-Mexico border.

To begin with, dozens of migrants who are disheartened by the slow pace of the formal asylum-seeking process breached the...

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Genetically edited twins give birth to scientific, ethical controversies

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Posted by    Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 6:00pm 12/2/2018 at 6:00pm
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The arrival of twin girls born in China, whose genetic make-up was edited while they were embryos using cutting-edge technology, has given birth to ethical qualms and scientific controversies.

To begin with, more than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned the experimental geneticist’s claims.

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Brazil withdraws offer to host UN climate change summit

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Posted by    Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/2/2018 at 12:00pm

The last time we checked on Brazil, Jair M. Bolsonaro, the nation’s President-elect who is often referred to as the “Brazilian Trump,” announced plans to move the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.

Now, in the mode of the American President, Brazil is

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Lawsuit filed in case of Hawaii’s false ballistic missile alarm

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Posted by    Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm 12/1/2018 at 5:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers may recall that in January, a false ballistic missile alert was issued by emergency management staff in Hawaii. The result was wide-spread panic and...

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Two powerful earthquakes rock Alaska, causing widespread damage

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Posted by    Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/1/2018 at 3:00pm
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The Earth has been on quite a roll recently . . . quite literally.

A pair of powerful earthquakes rocked Alaska early Friday morning, ripping apart roads, shaking buildings, and scaring residents getting ready for a peaceful, winter weekend.

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