Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 54)
 

Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:30am 9/24/2013 at 9:30am

I have always held out hope that the Egyptians would recall their proud, pharaonic roots and quell the growing Islamo-extremism within their country.

Today, I caught the first positive news I have read about the region in a long time:

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Helium “Shortage” shows Big Government Solutions are full of Hot Air

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Posted by    Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:15am 9/21/2013 at 8:15am

In the midst of a “government shutdown” diatribe and immigration reform fizzles,  a key bill quietly passed in the Senate by a huge margin that was actually quite important to many Americans:

Producers of high-tech products from MRI scanners to semiconductors are breathing a sigh of relief after U.S. lawmakers acted on...

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Government Agencies Gone Wild: EPA Edition

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 9:45am 9/19/2013 at 9:45am

As the co-founder of a Tea Party, you might guess that the federal agency that frustrates me the most is the Internal Revenue Service. However, from the eyes of this environmental health and safety pr...

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Some American Justice Served Up for Our Children

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Posted by    Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 4:30pm 9/14/2013 at 4:30pm

As in other countries, many children in this country unfortunately face death and violence as well.  So, today, I am offering some items that have come across my screen that show American Justice at is finest and which involve children.

One of the most heart-wrenching stories I have ever read is that...

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Norks May Have Restarted Nuke Reactor

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Posted by    Friday, September 13, 2013 at 2:44pm 9/13/2013 at 2:44pm

Friday the 13th is an appropriate day to report that the North Koreans may have taken a lesson from Syria, which seemingly built up its chemical weapons supply “in plain sight.”

Satellite imagery shows that North Korea appears to have restarted a reactor capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium.

White steam can be seen...

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California passes new fracking rules that leave everyone unsatisfied

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Posted by    Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:00pm 9/12/2013 at 7:00pm

In a move that is apt to stun the California-critics among Legal Insurrection readers, our state legislature passed a pro-fracking measure:

Oil and gas drillers that use a technique known as fracking would face new rules in California under legislation that was sent to governor Wednesday.

The measure includes a requirement that drillers...

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Recall Elections Smoke Out Two Colorado State Senators

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Posted by    Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 3:00pm 9/12/2013 at 3:00pm

More politicians are joining San Diego’s former mayor, Bob Filner, for early retirements.

Colorado citizens held historic recall elections Tuesday and removed two state senators:

Two Democratic lawmakers in Colorado, including the president of the state Senate, were recalled Tuesday in elections brought about by their support for tougher gun control laws.

According to...

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75,000 Bikers versus 25 Truthers

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Posted by    Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 9:45am 9/12/2013 at 9:45am

For event organizers, the definition of failure is when counter-protesters and police outnumber your intended audience.

A good example to total event failure was the “Million Muslim March,” which was just a bit shy of its goal…by 999,975 people.

And it seems that the event wasn’t so much about Islam, but about the ...

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As the World Turns…..to the Right!

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:48am 9/11/2013 at 11:48am

As Americans are debating over how to react to the situation in Syria, there have been some fascinating developments elsewhere in the world well worth noting.

For example, one of Scandinavia’s most nanny-state governments has had an election that tilted their state dramatically rightward:

Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg — nicknamed “Iron Erna”...

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Americans “stand their ground” to assemble peaceably

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 8:15am 9/11/2013 at 8:15am

As a Tea Party activist, I am aware of many cases where officials become very insistent that citizens have all their paperwork in order before exercising the right to peacefully assemble.

And, like the I.R.S. review of tax exemption applications, the same set of stringent rules do not apply to progressive organizations.

Tammy...

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Hobby Lobby and “rights” and Obamacare

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:40am 9/10/2013 at 9:40am

Earlier this year, I covered the story of the buycott is support of Hobby Lobby.

Over 60,000 Americans including myself bought items in support of an important legal case initiated by owner David Green.

The firm, which sells arts and crafts supplies, filed a lawsuit against the Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate...

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Japan sees slow economic recovery but strengthening military

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Posted by    Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:30am 9/6/2013 at 9:30am

After covering the continuing fallout from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, I decided to see how Japan’s economy was recovering after the devastating 2011 tsunami.

If Obama-style definitions were utilized, their recovery would be spectacular. However, with growth at...

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The Indian economy is shaking like a Bollywood dancer

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Posted by    Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 8:00am 9/5/2013 at 8:00am

Those who follow my exploits know I dance Bollywood, so it is not surprising that this news clip would catch my interest:

Indian newspapers have been gushing about the incoming governor of the central bank, Raghuram Rajan, in terms usually reserved for Bollywood film stars:...

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An update on Japan’s Fukushima plant and its radioactive leak

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Posted by    Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 7:45am 9/1/2013 at 7:45am

While all eyes are on Syria, there is some news from Japan that caught my eye.

Readers may recall that the Fukushima nuclear power plant had a series of equipment failures and nuclear meltdowns in the wake of a devastating tsunami in 2011.  There as been a recent update in the...

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Citizens organizing fast food buycott to counter union strike

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Posted by    Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:35pm 8/29/2013 at 3:35pm

Fast food workers in dozens of cities will strike today in support of higher wages.  The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has been providing financial support and training</...

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San Diego Featured in a Modern Satyricon

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 8:30am 8/28/2013 at 8:30am

As a history geek, I find Victor Davis Hanson’s analogies to ancient classics entertaining.

As a San Diegan, however, I couldn’t help but blush as this savvy pundit featured my home town in an essay referencing a gem of Western literature that describes the decadence of Imperial Rome.

The Satyricon is an often-cruel...

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Chicago’s new “Safe Passage Routes” for school kids are anything but

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9:30am 8/27/2013 at 9:30am

As the nation was gripped by the George Zimmerman trial, over 50 people were shot in Chicago…many of them as young and black as the much publicized Trayvon Martin.

With shootings seemingly so rampant, Chicago area parents are worried about the safety of their children.  This is especially true, as

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