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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President Trump signs executive order expanding kidney treatment options

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Posted by    Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5:00pm 7/12/2019 at 5:00pm

In a wonderful move that can help up to 30 million Americans, President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week that permits an overhaul of the way kidney disease is treated within this country.
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AT&T Plans to Automatically Block Robocalls in ‘Coming Months’

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Posted by    Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:00am 7/12/2019 at 9:00am
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When we revisited our AT&T Uverse plan, my husband and I decided to cut the landline we have had for over 20 years. We chose this route because we didn’t want to spend $20/month for robocalls that always rang. The pitches were wide-ranging: Solar panels, timeshares, carpet cleaning. My favorites were...

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Detroit Music Festival Reverses Course, Won’t Charge White People More for Tickets

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Posted by    Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:00pm 7/11/2019 at 3:00pm
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After facing a serious backlash, a popular Detroit music festival has dropped its controversial plan to charge white concertgoers twice as much as people of color.

The AfroFuture Fest sparked outrage with its ticketing model for the Aug. 3 event that saw people of color paying a maximum of $20 compared to...

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Report: Russian sailors killed during submarine accident prevented ‘planetary catastrophe’

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:00pm 7/10/2019 at 7:00pm
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There are more details being revealed about the Russian submarine fire in Arctic waters that killed 14 of its crew, including several of the country’s top naval officials.

Reports from their funeral indicate officials praised their actions, which resulted in staving off a planet-wide disaster.

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French Billionaires Slow to Release Promised Donations to Rebuild Notre Dame

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7:00am 7/9/2019 at 7:00am
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France is slowly moving forward with its plans to restore the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, which was devastated in a fire that collapsed the roof this past April.

Nearly three months after a fire devastated Paris’s famed Notre Dame Cathedral, France’s National Assembly moved closer to enacting legislation to approve the restoration...

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Mystery surrounds Russian submarine accident that killed 14

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Posted by    Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 4:00pm 7/7/2019 at 4:00pm
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Details are slowly being revealed about the Russian submarine accident in waters north of the Arctic Circle that killed 14 of its personnel.

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UN Expert says San Francisco reminds her of Indian slums

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Posted by    Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 2:00pm 7/7/2019 at 2:00pm
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I noted last week that California Governor Gavin Newsom recently said the state was the “envy of the world.”

A longtime United Nations envoy would disagree. She recently visited the Bay Area and was astonished by what she saw.

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Second major earthquake strikes Southern California in two days

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Posted by    Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 4:00pm 7/6/2019 at 4:00pm
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A second major earthquake hit the Ridgecrest area of Southern California Friday night.  This quake was approximately ten times larger than the shaker that hit on Independence Day.

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Warmbier family files claim for seized North Korean cargo ship

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Posted by    Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2:00pm 7/6/2019 at 2:00pm
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We have been following the news about the North Korean shipping vessel that violated American law and international sanctions and was subsequently seized by the U.S. The last report noted that the North Koreans were complaining to the United Nations about the action.

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Independence Day Earthquake Slams Southern California

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Posted by    Friday, July 5, 2019 at 8:00am 7/5/2019 at 8:00am
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As I sipped my coffee and read about today’s upcoming “Salute to America” celebration in Washington, D.C., I felt the distinctive vibrations of a significant earthquake somewhere in Southern California.

I chuckled a little, as the seismic activity on this particular day seemed appropriate given the fact our politicians have made the...

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Baby Trump Balloon can’t use helium during #SalutetoAmerica celebrations

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Posted by    Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 2:00pm 7/4/2019 at 2:00pm
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As my talented colleague Mike LaChance reported, the President Donald Trump as essentially launched the biggest set of political fireworks ever by enhancing the capital’s Independence Day celebration.

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July 4th “Salute to America” Will Feature Tanks, Fighter Jets, and Fireworks

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/3/2019 at 12:00pm
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President Donald Trump is certainly shaking things up in Washington, DC, on all levels, including its annual Independence Day celebration.

Before Trump, the festivities consisted mainly of music and fireworks. After Trump, the “Salute to America” will include tanks, fighter jets..and an extravaganza of fireworks.

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LAPD Deploys Germ-Fighting Robot for Typhus-Stricken Station

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11:00am 7/2/2019 at 11:00am
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We recently reported that the area around the Los Angeles Police Department Skid Row station resembles something from the Dark Ages, with cases of flea-caused typhus and other potentially deadly diseases infecting some of its officers.

The LAPD is now using future-tech to battle the Medieval conditions plaguing its staff.

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San Francisco Weighing Plans for Forced Treatment of Mentally Ill Addicts

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Posted by    Monday, July 1, 2019 at 9:00am 7/1/2019 at 9:00am
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California Governor Gavin Newsom recently said (with a straight face) that “California was still the envy of the world” in response to the numerous California critics who brought up the homeless problem, feces and syringes in the streets, and rodents infecting people in city halls.

While Newsom drags his feet, some cities...

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Trump becomes first sitting U.S. President to enter North Korea

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Posted by    Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 10:00am 6/30/2019 at 10:00am
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When President Donald Trump concluded his business at the G20 meeting last week, he indicated he would be happy to meet with North Korea‘s President Kim Jong Un while he was at the DMZ during his visit to South Korea.

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Will the Next Trump-Kim Summit be at Korea’s DMZ?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 4:00pm 6/29/2019 at 4:00pm
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President Donald Trump has been using his Twitter account to good effect this week, including his cutting commentary about the first two Democratic Party debates.

On his way to South Korea after successfully concluding the G20 economic summit in Japan, Trump invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet him at...

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Oregon’s Republican State Senators Flee Capitol to Protest “Climate Change” Vote

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Posted by    Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2:00pm 6/28/2019 at 2:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers will note that in my coverage of California, virtue-signaling urban priorities routinely triumph over sensible and important rural ones.

The same is true in Oregon. However, the difference is that 11 of the Republican state senators representing the redder areas of that state are taking a stand.

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