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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“New California” moves to split off from Golden State

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:00pm 1/17/2018 at 1:00pm

Shortly after the New Year opened, I noted that President Donald Trump had begun mounting a #CounterResistance to California’s political war against his administration.

I recommended 5 strategies for continuing the battle, including assistance in helping the “State of Jefferson” break free to dilute the Golden State’s electoral power.

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Trump brands CA Sen. Feinstein as “Sneaky Dianne”

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Posted by    Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 4:30pm 1/14/2018 at 4:30pm

Earlier this week, my colleague Mary Chastain reported that ranking Judiciary Committee Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the closed testimony of Glenn Simpson, a founder of Fusion GPS, which produced the dossier in 2016 of then-candidate Donald Trump.  Initially, Feinstein said the release was at Simpson’s request.

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“Tide Pod Challenge” teen video gag has health experts alarmed

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Posted by    Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/14/2018 at 3:00pm
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Baby Bust: Feds Raid California’s “Maternity Hotels”

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Posted by    Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/13/2018 at 3:00pm
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The Trump Administration continues its #CounterResistance to California’s illegal immigration promoting polices with a move targeting the state’s “birth tourism” industry.

Federal Homeland Security agents raided 20 alleged “maternity hotels” in Southern California where pregnant Chinese women pay tens of thousands of dollars to live to ensure a “made in America” baby,...

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December’s California wildfires lead to January’s deadly mudslides

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Posted by    Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00am 1/12/2018 at 11:00am
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A massive winter storm drenched parts of Southern California this week, leading to deadly mudslides.

The city of Montecito, close to Santa Barbara, was hardest hit.

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Big Apple wants to take a legal bite out of Big Oil

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Posted by    Friday, January 12, 2018 at 9:00am 1/12/2018 at 9:00am
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Legal Insurrection readers may recall that last fall, 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 climate change.

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ExxonMobil Prepares To Sue California Cities over Climate Change Claims

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Posted by    Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 9:00am 1/11/2018 at 9:00am

Legal Insurrection readers will recall that several California cities and counties sued a number of gas companies, asking for billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change.

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Obama’s Presidential Library Plans Slammed

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00am 1/10/2018 at 7:00am

I had a wonderful experience touring the Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan presidential libraries in 2015, where I savored history and celebrated Americ...

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Has President Trump unleashed a policy war on California?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00pm 1/7/2018 at 2:00pm
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It appears that the elite media is figuring out what has been transparently clear to me: After a full year of California’s politicians waging a #WarOnTrump, the White House is now countering with its own policy bl...

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Trump wants to lift offshore drilling restrictions

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Posted by    Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 3:30pm 1/6/2018 at 3:30pm
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President Donald Trump’s eraser is proving to be mightier than his predecessor’s pen. After jettisoning the Obama-era lax pot rules, his administration is looking to dump another Obama-era legacy by nixing the massive restrictions on offshore drilling.

The Trump administration unveiled a controversial proposal Thursday to permit drilling in most U.S. continental-shelf...

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Movie Review: Darkest Hour

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Posted by    Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:30pm 1/6/2018 at 1:30pm
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I wanted share with you some thoughts about the one movie I viewed last week: Darkest Hour, in which Gary Oldman portrays a newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who must decide the course to take after Germany’s invasion of Western Europe begins.

In a nutshell: The movie is enjoyable, and Oldman...

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Bomb Cyclone causes flurry of man-caused “climate change” blame

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Posted by    Friday, January 5, 2018 at 9:00am 1/5/2018 at 9:00am
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The new year has certainly started with a blast…of arctic air.

From Maine to Florida, Americans are trying to fight off the effects of a “bomb cyclone”. The term has an interesting history, originating in the era of World War II meteorology.

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California’s new “Raw Water” fad could be fatal

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Posted by    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/4/2018 at 5:00pm
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Have you ever wondered why bottled water became so popular?

Prior to 1989, only posh brands such as Evian were available. Then in 1989, a polymer called polyethylene terephthalate (PET) made the packaging lightweight, durable and inexpensive. Thus a craze was born.

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Trump dumps more water into California’s farms

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Posted by    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00am 1/4/2018 at 9:00am
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Check off another campaign pledge fulfilled by President Donald Trump.

The Trump administration, teeing up a fight with California regulators, is trying to pump more water through the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the southern half of the state despite fresh evidence of the estuary’s shrinking fish population.

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Prank signs removed from California highways

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 1:00pm 1/3/2018 at 1:00pm
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January 1, 2018, marked the day that California officially became a “sanctuary state” after a bill Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in this fall officially took effect.

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Trump dumps $13 billion Obama-backed NY-NJ rail tunnel plan

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Posted by    Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2:30pm 1/1/2018 at 2:30pm
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Many of us will look back on 2017 with some regrets. However, few will have as many as blue state Democratic politicos who decided to embrace the #Resistance instead of acting as true representatives of their states’ citizens. Rather than negotiate or compromise with either President Trump or the Republicans, they...

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Trump dumps entire White House HIV/AIDS council

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Posted by    Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 5:30pm 12/31/2017 at 5:30pm
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President Donald Trump’s White House ends 2017 with a move that inspired more outrageous outrage from social justice warriors across the nation.

His team fired all of the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS without an explanation.

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