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A half hour before the Escondido City Council meeting of December 15 was set to begin, two police officer stormed the council chambers looking for a bomb. According to a witness, the officers pulled right up to the front door on motorcycles and rushed in. Three audience members who had planned to speak fled the building.

One witness, Melinda Santa Cruz of Escondido, said she was attending the meeting to speak out against police brutality. According to her, officers had badgered, bullied, and harassed her during a recent protest out in front of Parkway Pet Clinic.

"I didn't think the police were there (at the meeting) because of me," she said. "But it was just too much. How ironic that they would be there to protect me on the night I was there to complain about them."

She went on to say that officers concentrated on the area underneath the desk where councilwoman Olga Diaz sits. "They returned to that spot again and again," she said. Later, Santa Cruz overheard an officer talk

to the city clerk. He said the police were on the lookout for an intoxicated man wearing a brown jacket. "In light of the school board shooting in Pensacola Florida yesterday," she said. "We were terrified."

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Founder Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m.

Expect to see many more angry folks start complaining since our Leaders now seem to be spending much of our current and future tax money on "Fluff" projects like San Diego's "Guacamole Bowl" Stadium and the just approved Esc. Stadium for the Wealthy instead of keeping our Library's open...

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SurfPuppy619 Dec. 16, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m.

Expect to see many more angry folks start complaining since our Leaders now seem to be spending much of our current and future tax money on "Fluff" projects like San Diego's "Guacamole Bowl" Stadium and the just approved Esc. Stadium for the Wealthy instead of keeping our Library's open...

=================== Well said Founder!

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a2zresource Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m.

Award yourself a civil defense service ribbon, and keep both your eyes and ears open in public places. The important thing is that you're still here, alive and kicking.

I have absolutely no information on any specific trouble brewing, but now that it's been a few years into this jobless recovery after the Crash of 2008, there are people with frayed nerves out there, who are agitated by layoffs, foreclosures, threatened poverty and homelessness, both for themselves and for loved ones they see threatened. Some of them will choose to not fade away quietly. One has already shown up at a Florida school board meeting.

Be aware, and be safe.

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Founder Dec. 17, 2010 @ 12:25 p.m.

Many more folks are going to start having trouble sleeping real soon thanks to our Leaders selling out the Middle Class!

First promoted in the 60's, the "Class" struggle in America has begun and sadly, we are all going to witness things that just 5 years ago we never dreamed were possible in the good old USA.

The Third World-ing of America is now officially begun, thanks to the TAX SELLOUT by our "NEW" Congress, which is due to be signed into law very soon!

All voters should fly their flags at half mast on that day!

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SurfPuppy619 Dec. 16, 2010 @ 10:58 p.m.

The ballpark is bound to be another nightmare altogether...

Oh Ms. Mindy, you have no idea if it is approved, no idea.....

Here, I will read the future for you-get ready for a "sales tax" increase to pay for basic services, which will be cut to pay for the corporate welfare/stadium scam!

Oh, and they will tell you the sky is going to fall if you don't approve the corporate welfare/stadium sales tax increase.

Here, I'll make it easy- Just go back to October and review what KFC Sanders and the FF union were claiming prior to Prop D failing. That will be Escondido if the stadium scam is approved.

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Founder Dec. 17, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m.

Another thing that will be started area wide is greatly expanded Maintenance Assessment Districts (MAD's) to further replace the Services that our local Gov't. used to do before squandering all "our" money on fluff projects and their own Pensions, of course!

North Park is working on creating its second MAD right now!

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a2zresource Dec. 18, 2010 @ 8:15 a.m.

I sincerely hope you meant South Korea. Right now, my niece, ex-Army herself and an early childhood car crash/burn survivor, can do nothing but hope her husband comes back with the rest of the 5th Marines from Afghanistan.

Any anger that might have caused me to start my own V for Vendetta campaign I simply channel into more research on Sempra, SDG&E, or stupid political tricks in San Diego County, resulting in more Encanto Gas Holder blog posts. Otherwise, as I've said it before, only the love and tolerance of local family members is what keeps me from being homeless. As a presidential escort battalion veteran who did the anti-bomb/ anti-sniper thang back in the 1970s, the thought of Americans bombing Americans is skin-crawling repulsive.

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SurfPuppy619 Dec. 18, 2010 @ 8:50 a.m.

I protested for seven days in front of the pet clinic, and didn't take crap off of anybody, including the officers. Take that, you jerks!

Good for you!! Until there are homes for all the animals in the shelter breeders should not be allowed.....

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SurfPuppy619 Dec. 18, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m.

In response to comment #9, it is my understanding that my sailor son is on board a ship in the waters off North Korea.

Your son could be seeing some action, it is getting very tense there right now-that crazy totalitarian dictatorship is rattling their saber once again, and if they shell South Korea there is going to be some fighting.

Hope there is no fighting, we don't need another conflict, we have two too many already.

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a2zresource Dec. 18, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m.

Having done enough Section 60 burials in Arlington National Cemetery to affect my mental health for the last three decades, I pray for peace as well.

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