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David Gregory’s Resume

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David Gregory
Champlain Business College
Burlington, Vermont
Accounting
NASA
Quality Control Inspector
Lunar Lander Module
Simmonds Precision
Vergennes, Vermont
Castleton State College
Castleton, Vermont
BA Sociology 1977
Substitute Teacher
Citrus County, Florida
Crystal River High School
Lecanto High School
Hernando Elementary
Liberty Delivery
Homosassa, Florida
Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Office
Inverness & Crystal River Florida

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Champlain Business College Burlington VT Accounting Quality Control Inspector NASA Apollo Lunar Lander Module Simmonds Precision Vergennes VT Castleton State College BA Sociology Castleton VT 1977 Substitute Teacher Citrus County CR High School, Lecanto High School & Hernando Elementary Liberty Delivery Homosassa FL 18 years Citrus County Property Appraiser Field Appraiser Retired 2017 14 years After Champlain Business College on the shores of Lake Champlain where I study bookkeeping (accounting) I went to work for a contractor (Simmonds Precision) in Vermont that was chosen by NASA to build the fuel gauges for Apollo’s Lunar Landing Module and I became a Quality Control Inspector for the assembled fuel gauges for the Lander.

There were 6 of them 3 for each propulsion unit. Redundancy was the name of that game. My Inspection stamp may be on the moon! After a government contract was cancelled I was laid off. Owning and operating The Store, in Whiting VT which was an Amoco gas station and country store and it had an apartment over the store making it a perfect fit while I attended college at Castleton State College during the day and came home and ran the The Store and gas station at night for four years while obtaining my B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Education. Taking a sabbatical after College to come to Florida, postponing my LSAT’s in preparation for law school, is where I meet my beautiful wife, Corl, who was working as a breakfast manager at Burger King and soon Vermont and the LSAT’s were forgotten. I met Bessie Reese of the Citrus County School Board and she suggested that I substitute teach while deciding where I wanted to work, which I did for a few years teaching at Crystal River High School, Lecanto High School and Hernando Elementary School. Working as a private contractor for Citrus County for 18 years, as owner-operator of Liberty Delivery with 15- 20 employees, we delivered all the county agenda’s and other documents to the various boards and offices of the county as well as other deliveries in and out of Citrus County included but not limited to, doctor offices for labs specimens, transporting medical equipment between the two hospitals in the county during their early reconstruction, Damron’s Parts (LKQ), etc. After missing 8 weeks work in 2005 because of my open heart surgery I went back to work at the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Office and worked the next 14 years in a power chair that I plan to continue using when elected Property Appraiser. Working for 14 years in the Citrus County Property Appraisers Office, retiring as a Field Appraiser and having 32 years accumulated experience with the intricacies of Citrus County government in all areas puts me an in unparalleled position to take over the reins of property appraiser.

Citrus Chronicle Debate that NEVER WAS!

In Citrus Chronicle Debate that NEVER WAS!, EYE ON CITRUS on kp26 at 312019

Citrus County Chronicle put on a Debate Between the Candidates at the Key Training Center TV Channel 49 WYKE on June 19 2007. It was called "Live Mike" but it was neither Live nor was it ever seen and it was never reported on in the Citrus County Chronicle newspaper. It’s a sad commentary that started with my candidacy in 2007 and has followed through my years in attempting to run in 2018 for the Citrus County Commission as an NPA candidate and now that I’m a Republican and running for the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Office the modus operandi continues as they’re coverage or rather lack of it follows my efforts to become the property appraiser with my unparalleled experience with 32 years working with Citrus County, 18 years as a private contractor with the county and 14 years in the Property Appraiser’s Office retiring in 2017.

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The One War That the Human Species Can’t Lose

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Glacier.

By Robin Wright

February 20, 2020

The ice in Antarctica is melting six times faster than it did forty years ago, resulting in more calving of icebergs—with existential stakes.Photograph by Robin Wright

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On the final day of my expedition to Antarctica last year, ten of us set out on a Zodiac to tour dozens of icebergs in nature’s wondrous ocean museum. The frozen sculptures glistened in exquisite hues of blue and cyan; iceberg colors vary by the density of air bubbles. Each was formed after snapping off an ancient glacier. The iceberg that sank the Titanic in the Atlantic, in 1912, was considered a mere “bergy bit,” or a smaller piece of floating ice; it melted within a couple of years. The ones we saw around Antarctica were massive. Occasionally, we spotted blubbery elephant seals (which can weigh more than four tons) napping on icebergs, or Adélie penguins (so named by a French explorer, for his wife) leaping among them, or a Humpback whale’s blow unnervingly nearby. As we headed back to the ship, the naturalist steering the Zodiac suddenly turned off the motor. “Listen,” he said. Antarctica is usually a powerfully silent continent except for the gusting winds or the lapping waves on its coastline. He put his finger up, signalling to wait for it. We sat motionless. A thundering crack then ripped through the air, echoing across the water until it felt like it was going off inside my head. We watched a towering slice of the continent break off and crash into the Southern Ocean. It felt cataclysmic.

For almost a half century, I’ve covered wars, revolutions and uprisings on four continents, many for years on end. I’ve always been an outside observer watching as others killed each other. I lamented the loss of human life—and the warring parties’ self-destructive practices—from an emotional distance. In Antarctica, I saw war through a different prism. And I was the enemy. “Humans will be but a blip in the span of Earth’s history,” Wayne Ranney, a naturalist and geologist on the expedition, told me. “The only question is how long the blip will be.”

Last week, the temperature in Antarctica hit almost seventy degrees—the hottest in recorded history. It wasn’t a one-day fluke. Famed for its snowscapes, the Earth’s coldest, wildest, windiest, highest, and most mysterious continent has been experiencing a heat wave. A few days earlier, an Antarctic weather station recorded temperatures in the mid-sixties. It was colder in Washington, D.C., where I live. Images of northern Antarctica captured vast swaths of barren brown terrain devoid of ice and with only small puddle-like patches of snow.

The problem is not whether a new record was set, “it’s the longer-term trend that makes those records more likely to happen more often,” John Nielsen-Gammon, the director of the Texas Center for Climate Studies at Texas A. & M. University, told me this week. “It’s sort of like a forest where trees are constantly growing and trees are dying, but if they start dying faster than they can grow back, then you eventually lose the forest,” he said. “The same thing applies to glaciers. Glaciers flow out to the ocean and break off, but if they break off faster then the glacier retreats and you lose ice—and then the sea level goes up around the world.”

The iceberg that I watched break off from Antarctica was part of a process called calving. It’s normal and a necessary step in nature’s cycle, except that it’s now happening a lot faster and in larger chunks—with existential stakes. The ice in Antarctica is now melting six times faster than it did forty years ago, Eric Rignot, an Earth scientist at the University of California, Irvine, and a co-author of a major study of the continent’s ice health, told me.

This month, an iceberg measuring more than a hundred square miles—the size of the Mediterranean island of Malta, or twice the size of Washington, D.C.—broke off the Pine Island Glacier (lovingly known as PIG, for short) in West Antarctica. It then broke up into smaller “pig-lets,” according to the European Space Agency, which tracked them by satellite. The largest piglet was almost forty square miles. Rest of  Article HERE

Jan 20 2020 Enjoyed our Day at The Martin Luther King Day in Crystal River FL

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David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser, having gone to the Martin Luther King Day Celebration in Crystal River on Jan 20 2020, a cold bright sunny day, that may have played a part in there being few along the parade route to Copeland Park, I met many friendly people and enjoyed the wonderful chicken that Mr. Bunch prepared for everyone. Using a new camera I hadn’t accustomed myself with it’s operation but I still managed to get some good footage. Amanda from the Jacksonville FBI office gave a informative presentation explaining how the FBI was much better today than it had been earlier in it’s history referring to it’s Civil Rights neglect in the past. A Donation button will be on EyeOnCitrus.com where this video will be posted.

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Attention: Governor Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Ethics Commissioner Chris Anderson, Division of Elections Tallahassee FL

My Father Bernard L. Gregory passed in 2008 on my Birthday May 30th, A Strong Military Family

In David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser, My Father Bernard L. Gregory passed in 2008 on my Birthday May 30th, Strong Military Family on kp51 at 312024

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My father, Bernard L. Gregory enlisted in the Service after Pearl Harbor, he joined the 101st Airborne, The Screaming Eagles, and jump on D Day in Normandy, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, when the Commander told the Nazi Commander who had our troops surrounded and asked to surrender by the Nazi commander, “NUTS”, here is the US ARMY official details: This is the English version of the message: "December 22nd 1944 To the U.S.A. Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne. The fortune of war is changing. This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircled by strong German armored units. More German armored units have crossed the river Our the near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hompre-Sibret-Tillet. Libramont is in German hands. There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town. In order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note. If this proposal should be rejected one German Artillery Corps and six heavy A. A. Battalions are ready to annihilate the U.S.A. troops in and near Bastogne. The order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours’ term. All the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the wellknown American humanity. The German Commander." The Division Operations Officer, Lt. Col. Harry Kinnard recalled that McAulliffe initially asked, "They want to surrender?" Moore told him, "No sir, they want us to surrender." McAulliffe arose and erupted in anger, which shocked those looking on. He took the paper, looked at it, said "Us surrender, aw nuts!" and dropped it on the floor. Maj. Jones was dismissed. McAulliffe then left the Headquarters to go congratulate a unit on the Western perimeter that had successfully taken out a German road block earlier that morning. When Jones left the Headquarters, he went back to the F Company Command Post and spoke with the two German officers. When he returned to his Regimental Headquarters, he phoned the division headquarters. Upon returning to the division headquarters, McAulliffe was informed that Jones had phoned to say that the two German officers were still waiting at the F Company Command Post. Since they brought a formal demand they felt they were entitled to a formal reply and they were to return to the German lines two hours after delivering their message. McAulliffe asked that Col. Harper be summoned to the Division Headquarters. Harper, who was still inspecting his units’ positions, was contacted by radio. When Harper arrived at the Headquarters, he was asked to wait outside of the closed door to McAulliffe’s quarters. Inside, in the presence of his staff, McAulliffe wondered aloud, "Well, I don’t know what to tell them." At that point, Kinnard said, "What you said initially would be hard to beat." McAulliffe asked "What do you mean?" Kinnard, said, "Sir, you said nuts." All members of the staff enthusiastically agreed, so McAulliffe wrote it down on a message pad and said, "Have it typed up." The reply was typed up, centered on a full sheet of paper. It read: "December 22, 1944 To the German Commander, N U T S ! The American Commander" Our family military experience doesn’t not end there, after the Irag invasion of Kuwait Iraqi president Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in early August 1990. Alarmed by these actions, fellow Arab powers such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt called on the United States and other Western nations to intervene. Hussein defied United Nations Security Council demands to withdraw from Kuwait by mid-January 1991, and the Persian Gulf War began with a massive U.S.-led air offensive known as Operation Desert Storm. After 42 days of relentless attacks by the allied coalition in the air and on the ground, U.S. President George H.W. Bush declared a cease-fire on February 28; by that time, most Iraqi forces in Kuwait had either surrendered or fled. Though the Persian Gulf War was initially considered an unqualified success for the international coalition, simmering conflict in the troubled region led to a second Gulf War–known as the Iraq War–that began in 2003. My son James Gregory, joined the Army, he was not sent sent overseas during Desert Storm, Zachary Gregory was in Irag after the fall of the Twin Towers and served 16 months over there and my grandson Mark Gregory who joined the Marines and served two 8 months tours in Iraq. They all are in this video at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL David Gregory

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Post Script: Dad had a total of 69 jumps from a perfectly good airplane!

It’s Black and White no tricks here!

In david gregory, It’s Black and White not tricks here!, Republican Candidate Citrus County Property Appraiser on kp37 at 312019

I’m David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser. Man of the People for the People, a Constitutional office should have someone who follows the Constitution and Florida Statutes, you can’t pick and choose the laws you follow! I’m the man in the poser chair nothings stops me don’t let anything stop you!

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I believe in AMERICA, I believe in AMERICAN VALUES, and Americans are the greatest people on earth! We’ve always risen to the occasion, whether it is militarily or aid for natural disasters! Knowing right from wrong seems to be in everyone’s makeup even when the propaganda machines try to make it not so, yet there are those who choose to ignore the natural laws. Most Americans respect and love this country, would die for it and have died for it, yet there are those who only give lip service to our flag, our nation, our people, while they plot to circumvent the laws, break the laws and con the people, it is these people that put a stain on all of us, it is these people who degrade all of us while degrading our form of government and it is these people who degrade the brave men and women who have fought and died to preserve our freedoms given us through the Constitution and all the laws derived from it. We as a nation have weathered many storms, we as Citrus County Citizens have done the same, but the cream of the crop has not always risen to the top, for difficult times it has taken straightforward talk, telling it like it is, to stir those who have lost faith in the system and in themselves, to stir them to the belief that they too can have a piece of the pie, they too can participate in a fair and balanced government, that they too do not have to be the wealthiest to clean a dirty house! Divide and conquer is the underlying theme of today’s world both on the national scene and local scene, it’s all a game to many, while laughing, mocking and betraying the trust of the people who have elected them. I’ve seen it first hand and it disgusts me as I’m sure it does you! This is not what our forefathers fought for nor it is what our brave men and women who have fought countless wars for, as the Nation is torn with the proceedings in Washington, Citrus is torn with those who thumb their noses at you the voters while making a mockery of our local government and those elected who followed the laws of the land.

Make no mistake my fellow Citizens; those who violate the laws of the land will have no place in my administration!

I’m David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser. Man of the People for the People, a Constitutional office should have someone who follows the Constitution and Florida Statutes, you can’t pick and choose the laws you follow! I’m the man in the power chair nothings stops me don’t let anything stop you!

I retired from the Property Appraisers office in 2017 after 14 years, as a Field Appraiser, having been crossed trained in all the positions of the office, I’m am the best choice for Citrus County Property Appraiser!

The link below is to my Campaign Donation Page it will open in a new browser window, it’s safe and secure!!

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Cook Disagrees with Lawyer for the Ethics Commission

In Cook Disagrees with Lawyer for the Ethics Commission, Daniel A. Carlton Jr, EYE ON CITRUS, Florida Ethics Commission Attorney on kp24 at 312006

Citrus County Property Appraiser Leslie Cook is in disagreement with Daniel A. Carlton Jr. Esquire, with his interpretation of Florida Statute 212.313(10)(a) and that he is not committing any violations nor are his two employees as he has given them permission to file and run for Citrus County Property Appraiser. Tim Reynard TIM REYNARD running as a Republican and Richard A 'Rick'  SchroederRichard (Rick) Schroeder as an NPA candidate, are running for Property Appraiser while they continue to work for Cook in the Property Appraiser’s office. David Gregory a retiree from the Property Appraiser’s office with a cumulative total of 32 years as a private contractor with Citrus County and as an employee, has said both are breaking Florida Election Statute 212.313(10)(a) with both continuing to work for the office while running for the office!

Cook responded to Mike Wright of the Chronicle when asked about the apparent  conflict of running and not resigning as outlined in the Property Appraiser’s Employee manual and he responded by saying, “Both sentences in the policy run together, that an employee who runs for office need resign only if the office he is seeking is in conflict with the property appraiser. For example, a conflict would arise for a property appraiser employee to seek election to the county commission because the board sets the property appraiser’s budget.”

Yet the Ethics Commission attorney, Daniel A. Carlton, Jr. said, “according to 112.313.(10)(a) Florida Statute prohibits an employee of the Property Appraiser’s Office from holding office as a member of the governing board, council, commission, or authority, which is his employer while continuing as an employee. The Property Appraiser is a separate and distinct Constitutional office from the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners.  Therefore, you would not be prohibited by Section 112.313(10)(a) FS from running for the County Commission while employed with the Property Appraiser’s Office.”

This is diametrical opposite of Cook’s explanation of the Employee Manual, yet indicates a violation of Florida Statute Section 212.313(10)(a)!

The attorney’s letter is below click on the letter and a .pdf file of the letter will open for you in a new window. Beside it you can open a .pdf file of the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Office Employee Manual in the same manner.

CLICK HERE TO OPEN PDF FILE OF LETTER CITRUS COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER EMPLOYEE MANUAL 2017

political activity pages 21 – 22

CLICK HERE AND PDF FILE OF THE MANUAL WILL OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW!

 

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