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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As Extinction Rebellion Heads to the Middle East, OPEC Rejects Climate Crisis Antics

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 9:00am 11/12/2019 at 9:00am
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The climate cult group known as Extinction Rebellion is now taking its city-shutdown antics to the Middle East.

Off-shoots of the group that advocates peaceful protest as a way to pile on pressure to curb global warming are sprouting from Beirut to Doha, as activists in the oil-rich region want governments to...

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Book Review: The Plot Against the President, by Lee Smith

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Posted by    Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:05pm 11/10/2019 at 9:05pm
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When the history of President Donald Trump’s administration is written, perhaps one of the biggest ironies is that the man most responsible for toppling the #Resistance comes from the state that is the center of the anti-Trump movement.

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Big Sister Is Watching: Greta Thunberg Mural Looms Over San Francisco

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Posted by    Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 10:00am 11/10/2019 at 10:00am
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We have covered the rapid deterioration of public health conditions in California, especially in the feces-strewn streets of San Francisco.

Instead of focusing on issues of sanitation, job creation, or at least ensuring there are more high school students than drug addicts in the city, activists have chosen to honor Swedish “climate...

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Asthmatics: The latest “climate crisis” sinners

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Posted by    Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 4:00pm 11/9/2019 at 4:00pm
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Two of my good friends have children who are asthmatic. In fact, one of them nearly lost her daughter, who had a dreadful asthmatic attack due to inhaling post-wildfire particulates.  The child would have died without her inhaler.

However, green justice warriors have decided that the luxury of being able to breathe...

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Is Drug-Resistant Typhoid the Next Global Health Emergency?

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Posted by    Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:00am 11/8/2019 at 9:00am
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Los Angeles area public health officials have reported that more than 1,000 homeless people died in the county last year, double the number of deaths from six...

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Trump Begins the Process to Formally Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Accord

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00am 11/5/2019 at 11:00am
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The Trump administration officially notified the United Nations it will formally withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord, which is the first formal step in a one-year process.

The move would leave the US as the only country outside the accord, a decision President Trump promised early in his term to...

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Trump, CA. Gov. Newsom Exchange Twitter Fire Over State’s Wildfires, Blackouts

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Posted by    Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:00am 11/4/2019 at 11:00am
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There is some good news this weekend related to the California wildfire emergency. Authorities have lifted all evacuation orders and firefighters are making progress on blazes in southern California.

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Californians’ anger at politicians and PG&E intensifies as wildfires and blackouts continue

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Posted by    Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4:00pm 11/2/2019 at 4:00pm
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Another wildfire has erupted near Los Angeles, forcing thousands to evacuate and more power blackouts.

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As Talks With U.S. Stall, North Korean Official Warns of ‘Exchange of Fire at any Moment’

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Posted by    Friday, November 1, 2019 at 4:00pm 11/1/2019 at 4:00pm
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A North Korean official indicates that the rogue nation is growing impatient with the U.S. over stalled nuclear talks, warning of “exchange of fire.”

Kim Yong Chol said in a statement there has been no progress in U.S.-North Korea relations. He warned that the cordial relationship between dictator Kim Jong Un and...

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Goats help save Reagan library from Simi Valley Wildfire

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00pm 10/31/2019 at 8:00pm
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As the winds of October continue to buffet the state, brush fires have broken out across Southern California, forcing mass evacuations, closing major freeways, and threatening the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

The cycle of fire began Wednesday morning when flames surrounded the library and museum in Simi Valley and stalked nearby neighborhoods...

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Congress Considers Measure Addressing “Climate Refugee Crisis”

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Posted by    Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:00am 10/31/2019 at 11:00am
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The “Extinction Rebellion” death cult is scary, but what may be even more terrifying is a proposal Congress is considering.

Our U.S. House of Representatives is reviewing a new bill to protect “climate refugees.”

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CA. Gov. Newsom Wants Billionaire Warren Buffett to Buy PG&E as State’s Blackouts Continue

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 5:00pm 10/30/2019 at 5:00pm
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Wildfires and blackouts continue to plague California. Among the most serious of these blazes is the Getty Fire, which broke out close to the famed museum and has forced the evacuation of thousands.

The Getty fire broke out shortly after 1:30 a.m. along the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center and spread...

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“Pachamama” Statues Retrieved From Tiber May be Displayed Again at Vatican

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:00am 10/29/2019 at 11:00am
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Last week, we reported that faithful Catholics threw primitive figurines in the Tiber that were used in a Vatican garden ceremony and placed by an altar in Rome’s Church of Santa Maria in Transpontina. The...

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Trump tweets: “Something Very Big Has Just Happened”

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:18pm 10/26/2019 at 11:18pm
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After a wild week of news, which ended with news that the Department of Justice is looking at bringing charges in its Russia-Collusion investigation, President Donald Trump may have made the weekend’s news cycle even more wild.

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California Gov. Newsom decries “corporate greed” as state braces for blackouts and wildfires

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 4:00pm 10/26/2019 at 4:00pm
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued an emergency proclamation for Sonoma and Los Angeles counties in the wake of two major wildfires fires that have destroyed structures, incinerated prized vineyard, threatened homes, and caused the evacuation of thousands of residents.

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U.S. Pork Industry Prepares to Face “Pig Ebola” Emergency

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:00pm 10/25/2019 at 5:00pm
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In September, the Iowa National Guard headquarters  became the incident command center for a four day simulation exercise to test how well  Iowa and the other top pork-producing states can contain and control an African swine fever outbreak.

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Health Officials Warn That 44,000 Disneyland Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Measles

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:00pm 10/25/2019 at 1:00pm
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It was only three weeks ago that the US was declared measles-free.

Now, Los Angeles health officials are warning that a person diagnosed with measles visited Disneyland followed by a stop to a popular Starbucks location, exposing thousands to the illness.

The theme park draws an average of 44,000 people every day from...

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