Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 60)
 

As Associated Press exiles the phrase “illegal immigrant”, bloggers ban the term “journalist”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:30pm 4/3/2013 at 3:30pm

When journalism hits rock bottom, it grabs a jack hammer and keeps going.

As Professor Jacobson reported:  The Associated Press has banned the phase “illegal immigrant” from its style guide.

Yet, illegal immigrati...

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A chilly look into the economic future of Cyprus

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:00am 4/3/2013 at 11:00am

Cyprus has been given more flaming hoops to jump through for its economic bailout.

BBC News Business is reporting that Cypriots will be asked to make further financial sacrifices:

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is contributing 1bn euros, says they...

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2012’s College grads land in minimum wage jobs

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Posted by    Monday, April 1, 2013 at 1:00pm 4/1/2013 at 1:00pm

An important premise of “The American Dream” is that a college education guarantees a successful career.

However, that dream is slipping away — unless being a coffee shop barista is the job goal.  Ben Casselman...

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Encouraging News on UCLA Whistleblower’s Suit

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Posted by    Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:08pm 3/30/2013 at 2:08pm

I have an update on a legal hearing involving UCLA’s Dr. James Enstrom, whose brave whistleblowing actions involving the school’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences cost him his job.

William Creeley, the Director of Legal and Public Advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has a report on the...

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With Tight Restrictions, Cyprus Banks Reopen

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Posted by    Friday, March 29, 2013 at 4:02pm 3/29/2013 at 4:02pm

It looks like the first day of banking in Cyprus after a post-bailout shut-down went swimmingly:

The president of Cyprus said on Friday the risk of bankruptcy had been contained and the country had no intention of leaving the euro, in a speech laden with criticism of Europe’s currency union for “experimenting”...

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Cypriot banks see first ripples of bailout tsunami

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Posted by    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 8:31am 3/28/2013 at 8:31am

Earlier this week, I noted that the banks in Cyprus will be opening Thursday, once the regular people had time to embrace the levy and understand all the awesome goodness in the new bailout plan.

Shockingly, the Cypriots are still not down with the political solution to the banking crisis.  Guards are...

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Cyprus loco Euro-problem gone wild

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:26am 3/26/2013 at 8:26am

I was reviewing World War I history with my son yesterday.

The global-scale conflict started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hung...

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The whole world is watching … Cyprus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:00pm 3/24/2013 at 5:00pm

Cyprus has certainly shaken up the world.

Our Congress is now addressing concerns over the European Union demands that a percentage of Cypriot deposits be seized before it bails-out the banks on the Mediterranean island.  There are reports that Cyprus still may seize bank accounts, but restrict the seizures to large depositors...

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The Engineer Behind the Climate Change Train Wreck

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Posted by    Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 8:30am 3/24/2013 at 8:30am

Last week, we took a look at 2 graphic debunking recent climate change hysteria.

Recently, even more evidence was presented by British scientist David Whitehouse, the Science Editor of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Despite the organization’s name, Whitehouse’s group held firm that their data indicate no warming trend; in fact, global...

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Celebrate “Human Achievement Hour”

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Posted by    Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8:30pm 3/23/2013 at 8:30pm

I will admit straight-up, I am a handmaid of Big Pharma.

Therefore, I am inviting all my free-market-loving friends to join me at 8:30 pm local time to celebrate Human Achievement Hour.

This counters the self-righteous “Earth Hour” occurring at the same time, during which people are forced to revert to Stone Age...

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Two HOT graphics

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:33am 3/19/2013 at 8:33am

One of the iconic “proofs” of man-made global warming is the infamous “hockey stick” graph”.

Skeptics questioned the statistics and data used to generate the graph.  So, as Powerline’s John Hinderaker noted, “a group of climate alarmists headed by Shaun Marcott, a geologist at Oregon State, released a study that purported to resurrect...

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Whistle-blowing Scientist Sues UCLA for His Job

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Posted by    Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 5:00pm 3/17/2013 at 5:00pm

UCLA’s Dr. James Enstrom is one of my personal heroes of the “Tea Party” movement.

The importance of his work on behalf of Californians cannot be understated.

The Environmental Health Sciences professor has been fighting the false science behind some of our state’s most onerous regulations for years.  The rebel professor is also...

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Obama’s “Where’s Waldo” Foreign Policy World

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Posted by    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:24am 3/16/2013 at 10:24am

The Obama Administration puts up a forest of shiny objects that can make important developments hard to see.

While  Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney stresses over who-did-what on the cancellation of White House tours, conservative firebrand Tammy Bruce has been sounding the alarm on some developments in Asia that may have far...

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California’s mental gun law

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Posted by    Friday, March 15, 2013 at 3:45pm 3/15/2013 at 3:45pm

I have been covering California’s hate-late relationship with gun rights.

The reports have included the fact that gun control groups have target our state for enhanced activism, and that San Diego’s Chief of Police has stated that Americans can be disarmed in a generation.

Now, it seems some of our citizens have been...

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Hundreds of CPAC Attendees #StandWithRand

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Posted by    Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:30pm 3/14/2013 at 6:30pm

At College Insurrection we reported that, in honor of Rand Paul’s historic filibuster, the head of the Hillsdale College Republicans wanted CPAC attendees standing during the senator’s convention speech.

It looks like Ryan Bolyard got his wish, as hundred of students chose to #StandWithRand.

Josiah Ryan contributed a report for Campus Reform that...

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Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis – Updated

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 3:47pm 3/13/2013 at 3:47pm

I came back from an appointment to find that white smoke was wafting from the Vatican Chimney.

From the Globe and Mail:

Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio will be known as Francis.

At 7:07 p.m., local time, white smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel, signalling that a new pope had been elected after only...

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Saturday Night Card Game (What you see is not always what you get)

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Posted by    Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:00pm 3/9/2013 at 6:00pm

Oberlin College cancelled classes based on a report that an individual was seen wearing a KKK-hood.

It turned out that the mystery figure likely was a woman in a blanket.

As we wait for further details
 as to who was behind hate-graffiti in the weeks prior to the dramatic school closure, and what their motivations...

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