Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 2)
 

Sadness: It Turns Out McDonald’s Cannot Recycle the New Paper Straws

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/7/2019 at 1:00pm
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Green justice warriors touted McDonald’s paper straws as a “sustainable” replacement for the plastic straws that they insisted kill the ocean.

It turns out that they aren’t actually recyclable.

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Trump Slams China for Failing to Halt Fentanyl Exports to U.S.

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:00pm 8/6/2019 at 9:00pm
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Three months ago, China promised in the recent trade negotiations it would halt illegal shipments of the opioid fentanyl into this country.

While President Donal Trump was hopeful China would enforce the agreement, he has now accused his Chinese counterpart of failing to fulfill the promises.

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Shocking Video of Melting Greenland Glacier….in Summer Heat

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Posted by    Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7:00am 8/5/2019 at 7:00am
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During my family vacation this year, we stopped in Iceland for a few days. The country was spectacular, and one of the memories I will cherish is our hike to the Solheimajokull Glacier.

While hiking, I noted the glacial lake and the signs warning visitors to be worried about calving, especially during...

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California Gov. Newsom signs measure to force Trump into releasing tax returns

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Posted by    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 4:00pm 8/4/2019 at 4:00pm
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I once noted that current California Governor Gavin Newsom would ultimately make his predecessor, Jerry Brown, look like Ronald Reagan in comparison.

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Protests in Hong Kong continue with three days of civil disobedience

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Posted by    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:00pm 8/3/2019 at 6:00pm
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HUD administrator blasts Ocasio-Cortez for prioritizing border over rat problem in her own district

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Posted by    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:00pm 8/1/2019 at 7:00pm
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While Congressman Elijah Cummings is now dealing with new interest in how $15 billion in federal aid allocated for Baltimore was spent, an administration official is now targeting anot...

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Rat Becomes Media Star, Photobombing Baltimore Reporter’s Coverage of City’s Living Conditions

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00am 7/31/2019 at 11:00am
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A rat in West Baltimore has become an unexpected media star, after running through a local Fox TV reporter’s live shot as she discussed President Donald Trump labeling the city a “rat and rodent infested mess” in a recent Tweet.

Fox 45 Baltimore reporter Maxine Streicher was engaged in a live broadcast...

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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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