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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Los Angeles County Public Health officially declares Hepatitis A outbreak

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Posted by    Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/24/2017 at 2:30pm
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I recently noted that San Diego has officially declared a Hepatitis A emergency. Hepatitis A is an illness that is spread by contact with an infected person’s feces.

Since...

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Catholic Clergy and Scholars Present “Formal Filial Correction” to Pope Francis

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Posted by    Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 10:30am 9/24/2017 at 10:30am

When Pope Francis became head of the Catholic church, many were hopeful that the dynamic and humble priest would blossom into a great leader.

It appears now that the Pope’s social justice agenda is not appealing to a good portion of the Catholic faithful.

Several dozen Catholic clergy members and lay scholars have...

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Fundraiser for Serra High School Junior ROTC Program

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Posted by    Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/23/2017 at 2:30pm
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Regular readers of Morning Insurrection will recall that I recently attended my son’s high school open house.

I am blessed to be able to send my son to a really superb institution: Junipero Serra High School, Home of the Conquistadors. Not only is the facility wonderfully counter-cultural, but the teachers I met...

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Two California cities sue Big Oil firms over “climate change”

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Posted by    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:10pm 9/22/2017 at 7:10pm
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Welcome, again, to the Twilight Zone – California.

Yesterday, I covered the state’s lawsuit to prevent the construction of President Trump’s border wall.

In today’s episode, San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies, asking for billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on...

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California sues to stop President Trump’s border wall

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Posted by    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/21/2017 at 2:30pm
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California’s lawfare targeting President Trump’s border security policies has escalated, hitting the centerpiece of the White House’s proposals: The Wall.

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit alleging that President Trump’s proposal to expedite construction of a wall at the southern border violates environmental laws.

Becerra announced the legal challenge standing in...

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Sarah Palin headlines Sept. 23rd’s “Mom’s March for America”

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Posted by    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:30am 9/21/2017 at 8:30am
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In May we noted that the “Mom’s March for America“, a virtual event in support of American mothers and American culture, was being organized for September 23.

As that date approaches, organizers have arranged for a number of well known conservative speakers, including former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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Puerto Rico braces for visit from Hurricane Maria

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/20/2017 at 1:00pm
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The Caribbean is bracing for another, potentially catastrophic hurricane, and the US territory of Puerto Rico appears to be in its projected path.

Category 5 Hurricane Maria’s maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter plane took the reading Tuesday...

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California Gov. Brown says Trump supporters “resemble troglodytes”

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 4:00pm 9/19/2017 at 4:00pm
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California’s glitterati are plumbing new depths in their hatred of President Donald Trump.

This weekend, Hollywood elites spent 3-hours deriding Trump and his supporters during the Emmys. Then, the state’s leading, elite politician decided to weigh in with an insulting description of myself and a good portion of the state’s...

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Cassini Spacecraft ends its mission to Saturn with a bang

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Posted by    Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/17/2017 at 1:00pm
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NASA scientists and fans of space science said their goodbyes to the Cassini spacecraft Friday, as it plunged into Saturn and concluded a successful 20-year mission to Earth’s spectacular sister planet.

…One of the last pieces of data captured by Cassini was an infrared image of the place into which it took...

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St. Junipero Serra statue at Santa Barbara mission beheaded, drenched in mock blood

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Posted by    Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:00am 9/17/2017 at 11:00am
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In August, we covered a report that a statue of Father Junipero Serra in a park across from Mission San Fernando had been vandalized, as it was spray-painted...

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Israeli Consulate in Manhattan evacuated after discovery of package containing white powder

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Israel’s mission to New York reopened after being closed following an evacuation Friday in response to the discovery of a package containing white powder and a letter threatening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Israeli Consulate was closed off due to the suspicious nature of the powder in the package, and the staff...

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Former pharma boss deemed “danger to society” for wanting strand of Hillary’s hair

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 9:00pm 9/13/2017 at 9:00pm
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I just developed a profound new respect for our judicial system.

The last time we checked on former pharmaceutical titan Martin Shkreli, he had been arrested by the FBI, accused of orchestrating a “trifecta of lies, deceit and greed” related to his hedge fund and pharma business dealings. The move occurred after...

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California leaders plan to spend $30 million on DACA recipients

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:00am 9/13/2017 at 7:00am
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It’s another glorious day in the Twilight Zone state in which I live.

Earlier this year, California nearly had a major catastrophe when it was feared the Oroville Dam would breach. More recently, our major cities have had to power-wash streets with disinfectant in an effort to stem infectious disease outbreaks that...

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Deadly Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego has left 15 dead already

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/12/2017 at 1:00pm
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San Diego has been battling with an extremely aggressive outbreak of Hepatitis A, an infection that targets the liver and may result in death in severe cases.

The victims have been mainly homeless people, who have been coming to the city in significantly increasing numbers.
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Hurricane Irma Storms Through South Florida – UPDATES

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Posted by    Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 5:00pm 9/10/2017 at 5:00pm
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(Updates added to end of post)

The nation’s eyes are on Florida this weekend, as Hurricane Irma storms through the Sunshine State.

Once rated as a Category 5 tempest, Irma has expended enough energy buffeting the coast that it now “merely” meets Category 3 criteria.

Hurricane Irma bludgeoned Florida on Sunday, snapping trees like...

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New Star Trek Series Equates Klingons to Trump Supporters

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Posted by    Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/9/2017 at 2:30pm

When will Hollywood ever learn that Americans want its elitist politics out of its entertainment?

Just about now, actress Jennifer Lawrence is probably regretting her assertions that the recent spate of hurricanes hitting our country is the result of our nation electing President Donald Trump.

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Janet Napolitano, mother of DACA, files lawsuit against Trump over phase out

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Earlier this week, Professor Jacobson reported that 14 states were suing the Trump administration for the phasing out of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (aka, DACA).

Legal Insurrection fans may have been a bit surprised that California was not listed among those states.

It appears that our state’s officials were simply holding...

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