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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Book Review: The Great Revolt

https://www.amazon.com/Great-Revolt-Populist-Coalition-Reshaping/dp/1524763683#reader_1524763683
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Posted by    Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:00pm 5/20/2018 at 2:00pm
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While Donald Trump’s election continues to rock the American press and the Washington establishment, Salena Zito and Brad Todd’s new book, The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics, reveals that his winning coalition was clearly obvious to those who knew where to look.

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CDC prepares to join Ebola fight in Congo

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Posted by    Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:00pm 5/19/2018 at 6:00pm

Early last week, I wrote that there was a serious outbreak of the hemorrhagic virus Ebola reoccurring in the African nation of Congo.

Officials are now alarmed as Ebola has now been reported in one of Congo’s few urban centers.

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What will the Royal Wedding mean for President Trump’s July visit to Great Britain?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 4:00pm 5/19/2018 at 4:00pm
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I woke up this morning to an onslaught of coverage of the Royal Wedding of Great Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, which apparently broke nearly every aspect of royal British tradition ever established since the Norman invasion of 1066.

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Kilauea emits “vog” as officials distribute thousands of dust masks for protection

From NASA, space station - https://twitter.com/search?f=images&vertical=default&q=%40Space_Station%2C%20kilauea&src=typd
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Posted by    Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00pm 5/19/2018 at 2:00pm
From NASA, space station - https://twitter.com/search?f=images&vertical=default&q=%40Space_Station%2C%20kilauea&src=typd

As predicted, Kilauea erupted violently on Thursday morning, spewing lava bombs and ash into the atmosphere.

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President Trump hosts Sanctuary State roundtable with California #CounterResistance leaders

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Posted by    Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5:00pm 5/17/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump hosted another roundtable with citizens this week. This one focused on California’s contemptible “Sanctuary State” polices, and he praised several California political leaders for fighting against Sacramento rules.

City and county officials from across the state who oppose California’s sanctuary-state law sat down with President Donald Trump Wednesday to...

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USGS issues highest level “Red Warning” for Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:00pm 5/16/2018 at 7:00pm
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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcanoes Hazard Program issued a “Red Warning” Tuesday night for Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

The agency’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued the highest level alert in the afternoon after increased activity within Halemaumau crater.
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Chicago advocacy group files federal lawsuit to block Obama Presidential Center

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:00am 5/16/2018 at 7:00am

Earlier this year, we reported that the plans for the Barack Obama Presidential Center were being blasted by Chicago residents and that it was facing an environmental impact lawsuit.

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Turkey recalls its ambassador to US over Jerusalem embassy move

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 5/15/2018 at 3:00pm
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Earlier this week, I pondered the lack of American ambassadors to 32 countries, including some critical regional or economic allies.

Now, we are down a Turkish ambassador, albeit temporarily, as that nation has pulled its envoy in response to the opening of the American embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.

The Turkish Embassy in...

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Trump administration jettisons $10 million NASA program tracking greenhouse gases

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Posted by    Monday, May 14, 2018 at 9:00pm 5/14/2018 at 9:00pm
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In a move that has enraged green justice warriors across the globe, A $10 million per year National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program to track key global warming contributors carbon and methane has been canceled.

The program called the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) was cut due to ‘budget constraints and higher...

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Why is there no American Ambassador to Singapore?

https://sg.usembassy.gov/experts-share-best-practices-at-the-authorized-economic-operator-aeo-regional-workshop/
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Posted by    Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 6:00pm 5/13/2018 at 6:00pm
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Scott Adams, famed Dilbert cartoonist and political pundit, posed a great question on his most recent podcast: Why is there no American Ambassador to Singapore, the enormously wealth city state that is host the historic peace summit between the United States and North Korea?

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EU statement opposing U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem blocked by “New Europe” Coalition

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Posted by    Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 10:00am 5/13/2018 at 10:00am
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It is being reported by Barak Ravid of Israel’s Channel 10 news that Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania blocked a joint European Union statement criticizing the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

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#MyReligionIsNotYourCostume: Met Gala 2018 And Cultural Appropriation

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Posted by    Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 4:00pm 5/12/2018 at 4:00pm
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Welcome to Legal Insurection’s First Annual Cultural Appreciation Day.

This day was inspired by the brave response of 18-year old Keziah Daum to the social media storm she sparked by wearing a gorgeous Chinese cheongsam dress for some selfies before her prom. Daum refused to apologize after she was deluged by social...

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Experts warn that explosive eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea is possible

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/ash-from-kilauea-eruption-viewed-by-nasas-misr
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Posted by    Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:00pm 5/12/2018 at 2:00pm
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously since our last report, and geologists are now warning that it may be entering a new phase of explosive eruption not seen in almost a century.

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Alaskans slammed with false tsunami warnings on TV & radio

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Posted by    Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/12/2018 at 12:00pm
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Some Alaskans awoke Friday morning to a false emergency radio and television broadcast warnings that the areas from San Diego to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands were under a tsunami threat.

Over the radio waves, it wasn’t until the end of the audio broadcast of the message early on Friday morning through KNBA radio...

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Leslie Eastman: Confessions of a Cultural Appreciation Addict

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Posted by    Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00am 5/12/2018 at 8:00am
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I am thrilled to be able to be able to share some of my “cultural appreciation” experiences with our Legal Insurrection friends.

In fact, this idea came from a response I was going to make during the social justice brouhaha over 18-year old Keziah Daum’s Chinese cheongsam prom dress. I, too have...

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San Diego Charter School Mural Featuring Spear Through President’s Head Sparks Outrage

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Posted by    Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:00pm 5/10/2018 at 9:00pm
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A new mural at a California charter school in a southern suburb of San Diego has quickly become notorious.

The artist depicted President Trump’s head on a spear.

The recently unveiled mural at the MAAC Charter School in Chula Vista, San Diego, depicts an Aztec warrior spearing Mr. Trump’s decapitated, bloody head. By...

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California’s US Senators’ tortuous exchanges with CIA Director Nominee

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Posted by    Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00am 5/10/2018 at 11:00am
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Rumor has it that President Donald Trump is soon going to send Mike Pompeo on another rescue mission.

The target? CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel, who had to undergo two tortuous exchanges with the US senators from California during her confirmation hearing.
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