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YES VOTERS IT’S CALLED A “SLUSH FUND”

In David, David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser, EYEONCITRUS.COM, YES VOTERS IT’S CALLED A “SLUSH FUND” on kp04 at 312003
SLUSH FUND SHALL WE

Mr. Gregory said, “If I had been appraiser when Les Cook wanted to go to Tyler Technologies for the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s office online presence I would have gone online to see what kind of reputation the company had. Well, I wasn’t the Property Appraiser and he didn’t, but as one of the employees who would be working with the new system I thought it important to investigate for myself what the new system would have in store for us.” And this is what he discovered: Nassau County, New York had been using Tyler Technologies for 5 years and the  Nassau County, New York had all kinds of problems with them, not the least of which, was the fact the company’s system had been taxing the buildings of county government for property taxes! Nassau County is located immediately east of New York City. The county, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east, are generally referred to as "Long Island". Two cities, three towns, 64 incorporated villages, and more than 60 unincorporated hamlets are located within the county. At the time Mr. Gregory did his investigation into Tyler Technologies, he said “this information was readily available, over the ensuing years Tyler Technologies had worked out it problems with Nassau County, New York and now has a 20 to 30 million dollar contract with the county for it’s online presence.” Gerry Mulligan Citrus County Chronicle Publisher Mr. Gregory also stated, “it’s not the end of the story and he had given this information directly to Gerry Mulligan 1500 MEADOWCREST COMPLEX CLICK TO ENLARGE:                         Mr. Gregory said, “If I had been appraiser when Les Cook wanted to go to Tyler Technologies for the Citrus County Property Appraiser's office online presence I would have gone online to see what kind of reputation the company had. Well, I wasn’t the Property Appraiser and he didn’t, but as one of the employees who would be working with the new system I thought it important to investigate for myself what the new system would have in store for us.” And this is what he discovered: Nassau County, New York had been using Tyler Technologies for 5 years and the  Nassau County, New York had all kinds of problems with them, not the least of which, was the fact the company’s system had been taxing the buildings of county government for property taxes! Nassau County is located immediately east of New York City. The county, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east, are generally referred to as "Long Island". Two cities, three towns, 64 incorporated villages, and more than 60 unincorporated hamlets are located within the county. At the time Mr. Gregory did his investigation into Tyler Technologies, he said “this information was readily available, over the ensuing years Tyler Technologies had worked out it problems with Nassau County, New York and now has a 20 to 30 million dollar contract with the county for it’s online presence.” Mr. Gregory also stated, “it’s not the end of the story and he had given this information directly to Gerry Mulligan who doesn’t want anything to do with it, least of all to publish it in the Chronicle. Les Cook did this after he had just won his own term, having fulfilled the remainder of Geoffrey Green’s term and he came to the Meadowcrest office in Crystal River, calling all the staff into the conference room and told them that he no longer wanted to use the “MARS” program that had been used since the Administration of Ron Schlutz. Gregory said, “Cook told everyone in the conference room he was tired of giving Schlutz’s relatives the license fee for the  program every year and that’s how the office got involved with Tyler Technologies.” Mr. Gregory went on to say the crux of the manner was the fact that the Meadowcrest building acquire in 2014 for 3.3 million dollars in 2019 the Property Appraiser’s Office had it valued at 2.5 million, loosing $800,00 in fair market value in the intervening years and was and is still being assessed for property taxes!” “Buildings owned by the County are not taxed by the County, any commercial businesses in the complex would pay Tangible Taxes to the County. So where is the money going starting with the $39,000.00 from the 2014 Tax Bill that the County paid to itself? Before the Complex was bought the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners and the owners of the property, GULF TO LAKES ASSOCIATES LTD were signing off on permit for a 1.5 million dollar remodel together. And Citrus County was left having to pay this bill, along with the 3.3 million purchase price. Mr. Gregory stated and further said, “When I met with Angela Vick, Citrus County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, during my run against County Commissioner Ron Kitchen, Ms. Vick admitted the County was at wits end in trying to find a way to pay for all the manners related to Meadowcrest, then she said, Thank God, we finally figured out a way to pay for it.” Mr. Gregory stated, “According to the Florida Statute sited on the 2014 Citrus County Tax which the previous owner of the property received but had sold the property to Citrus County now between January 1 and November 1 of that year by a governmental unit exempt under this chapter for any means except condemnation for use exclusively for federal, state, county, or municipal purposes, the taxpayer shall be required to place in escrow with the county tax collector an amount equal to the current taxes prorated to the date of transfer of title, based upon the current assessment and millage rates, on the land involved. This fund shall be use to pay any ad valorem taxes due, and the remainder of taxes which would otherwise have been due for that current year shall stand canceled.” “The bottom line is Citrus County SHOULD NOT BE TAXING  it’s own buildings!” #TAMPABAY.COM #NYTIMES.COM #TWITTER.COM/NYDailyNews #tampabay.com #nytimes.com #twitter.com/NYDailyNews #CitrusCountySlushFund #DavidGregory #CitrusCountyChronicle #GerryMulliganPublisher #nydailynews.com #nypost.com #MoreLongIsland #SuffolkNassau #syracuse.com who doesn’t want anything to do with it, least of all to publish it in the Chronicle. After fulfilling the remainder of Geoffreys Greene’s term and winning an election with no opposition Les Cook came to the Meadowcrest office in Crystal River, calling all the staff into the conference room and told them that he no longer wanted to use the “MARS” program that had been used since the Administration of Ron Schlutz. Gregory said, “Cook told everyone in the conference room he was tired of giving Schlutz’s relatives the license fee for the  program every year and that’s how the office got involved with Tyler Technologies.” Mr. Gregory went on to say the crux of the mannerPERMIT FOR REMODEL 2011 DRAWN BY BOTH GULF TO LAKES ASSOCIATES LTD AND CITRUS COUNTY BOARD OF  COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 1.5 MILLION CLICK TO ENLARGE:        Mr. Gregory said, “If I had been appraiser when Les Cook wanted to go to Tyler Technologies for the Citrus County Property Appraiser's office online presence I would have gone online to see what kind of reputation the company had. Well, I wasn’t the Property Appraiser and he didn’t, but as one of the employees who would be working with the new system I thought it important to investigate for myself what the new system would have in store for us.” And this is what he discovered: Nassau County, New York had been using Tyler Technologies for 5 years and the  Nassau County, New York had all kinds of problems with them, not the least of which, was the fact the company’s system had been taxing the buildings of county government for property taxes! Nassau County is located immediately east of New York City. The county, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east, are generally referred to as "Long Island". Two cities, three towns, 64 incorporated villages, and more than 60 unincorporated hamlets are located within the county. At the time Mr. Gregory did his investigation into Tyler Technologies, he said “this information was readily available, over the ensuing years Tyler Technologies had worked out it problems with Nassau County, New York and now has a 20 to 30 million dollar contract with the county for its online presence.” Mr. Gregory also stated, “it’s not the end of the story and he had given this information directly to Gerry Mulligan who doesn’t want anything to do with it, least of all to publish it in the Chronicle. Les Cook did this after he had just won his own term, having fulfilled the remainder of Geoffrey Green’s term and he came to the Meadowcrest office in Crystal River, calling all the staff into the conference room and told them that he no longer wanted to use the “MARS” program that had been used since the Administration of Ron Schlutz. Gregory said, “Cook told everyone in the conference room he was tired of giving Schlutz’s relatives the license fee for the  program every year and that’s how the office got involved with Tyler Technologies.” Mr. Gregory went on to say the crux of the manner was the fact that the Meadowcrest building acquire in 2014 for 3.3 million dollars in 2019 the Property Appraiser’s Office had it valued at 2.5 million, loosing $800,00 in fair market value in the intervening years and was and is still being assessed for property taxes!” “Buildings owned by the County are not taxed by the County, any commercial businesses in the complex would pay Tangible Taxes to the County. So where is the money going starting with the $39,000.00 from the 2014 Tax Bill that the County paid to itself? Before the Complex was bought the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners and the owners of the property, GULF TO LAKES ASSOCIATES LTD were signing off on permit for a 1.5 million dollar remodel together. And Citrus County was left having to pay this bill, along with the 3.3 million purchase price. Mr. Gregory stated and further said, “When I met with Angela Vick, Citrus County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, during my run against County Commissioner Ron Kitchen, Ms. Vick admitted the County was at wits end in trying to find a way to pay for all the manners related to Meadowcrest, then she said, Thank God, we finally figured out a way to pay for it.” Mr. Gregory stated, “According to the Florida Statute sited on the 2014 Citrus County Tax which the previous owner of the property received but had sold the property to Citrus County now between January 1 and November 1 of that year by a governmental unit exempt under this chapter for any means except condemnation for use exclusively for federal, state, county, or municipal purposes, the taxpayer shall be required to place in escrow with the county tax collector an amount equal to the current taxes prorated to the date of transfer of title, based upon the current assessment and millage rates, on the land involved. This fund shall be use to pay any ad valorem taxes due, and the remainder of taxes which would otherwise have been due for that current year shall stand canceled.” “The bottom line is Citrus County SHOULD NOT BE TAXING it’s own buildings!” #TAMPABAY.COM #NYTIMES.COM #TWITTER.COM/NYDailyNews #tampabay.com #nytimes.com #twitter.com/NYDailyNews #CitrusCountySlushFund #DavidGregory #CitrusCountyChronicle #GerryMulliganPublisher #nydailynews.com #nypost.com #MoreLongIsland #SuffolkNassau #syracuse.com was the fact that the Meadowcrest Complex acquire in 2014 for 3.3 million dollars in 2019 the Property Appraiser’s Office had it valued at 2.5 million, loosing $800,00 in fair market value in the intervening years and was and is still being assessed for property taxes!” “Buildings owned by the County are not taxed by the County, any commercial businesses in the complex would pay Tangible Taxes to the County. So where is the money going starting with the $39,000.00 from the 2014 Tax Bill that the County paid to itself?

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ENDORSEMENT REBUTTAL as it appeared in Friday’s Chronicle

In Citrus County Chronicle, county only newspaper, EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp01 at 312031

Graduating from Castleton University of Vermont in 1977, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a minor in Education, I owned and operated an Amoco gas station and general store while I attended college and with an apartment over the store in Whiting VT, it was a perfect fit. Coming down to Citrus County Florida for a winter break I met my future wife, Corl, plans changed and I bought a home in 1978 and have been living in Citrus ever since. My father, Bernard Gregory, a retired Army Sergeant with 22 years in the military, having jumped with the 101st on D Day into Normandy, came to Citrus with my mother, Rita, after I had made Citrus our home. There are now 5 generations of our family who call Citrus home. #tampabay.com #nytimes.com #twitter.com/NYDailyNews #CitrusSlush #DavidGregory #CitrusCountyChronicle #GerryMulliganPublisher #nydailynews.com #nypost.com #MoreLongIsland #SuffolkNassau #syracuse.com

This clipping from the Citrus County Chronicle is Mr. Gregory’s Endorsement Rebuttal, reprinted below:

Graduating from Castleton University of Vermont in 1977, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a minor in Education, I owned and operated an Amoco gas station and general store while I attended college and with an apartment over the store in Whiting VT, it was a perfect fit. Coming down to Citrus County Florida for a winter break I met my future wife, Corl, plans changed and I bought a home in 1978 and have been living in Citrus ever since. My father, Bernard Gregory, a retired Army Sergeant with 22 years in the military, having jumped with the 101st on D Day into Normandy, came to Citrus with my mother, Rita, after I had made Citrus our home. There are now 5 generations of our family who call Citrus home.

I have the unique experience of having worked with 4 different Property Appraiser Administrations with the Property Appraiser office. Starting with Ron Schlutz, Melanie Hensley, Geoffrey Greene and Les Cook, I’ve seen what works and what hasn’t over the 14 years with the office. It is my aim to put the best aspects of each administration into play and by keeping an open door policy with the public addressing their concerns when they should arise.

Before the years at the property appraiser office I ran my own business, Liberty Delivery, with 20 to 30 employees depending on the time of the year. We serviced all of Citrus County and had a contract with Citrus County that was renewed every year for 18 years! That was and is something unheard of today.

As I said to the Citrus County Building Alliance, being the only candidate that has been cross trained in all fields of the Property Appraiser office I offer the complete package for the future of the builders and others who will need that expertise as we transcend these difficult times that lay ahead. I was talking with my barber yesterday she bought a home in Walden Woods and I explained to her about having to buy the yearly stickers for the home, much like getting your vehicle registration renewed each year and because you do not own the land your home is on the land belonging to Walden Woods LLC and even with an amended Tangible Exemption of $25,000 that still left a Tangible tax bill for the owners of the park property of over $107,000 in 2019, subsequently the owners of the homes in the park and those who may be renting homes in the park will see a bill for their share in some form or manner.

Most of you have met people from different areas of business that can do the talk but can’t do the walk, I certainly have, in fact I’ve hired some during the years and having discovered their talk was the only thing they were good at! This is something you certainly don’t want in the property appraiser office. Not only can I do the talk I can do the walk because of being crossed trained in all departments of the property appraiser’s office I know where potential problems may arise before they ever appear.  Part two coming soon: CITRUS SLUSH

Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsey and the Shock and Awe Team of 2010

In Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsey and the Shock and Awe Team of 2010, EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp59 at 312027

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Article updated thanks to the commentary on the Ocala Post, greatly appreciated the much needed clarification.

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When there is money involved, such as bonuses from the Federal Government, Sheriff Jeff Dawsey’s office and DCF acted without paperwork to get my grandchildren and where there was no monetary incentive they failed to act in a timely manner that could have saved a life regardless of location of the nearby house that the pedophile was registered in, he was not there, but his sister house was a few doors away and that is where her body was found days later, buried alive in two trash bags in the back yard, all on the same street and it was where she was keep alive for days by Couey. There was enough probable cause to have entered that house, you had a missing girl and the sister’s house of that pedophile was visited twice and never entered but she had been kept in the back room according to the Sheriff’s report, therefore it was a complete dereliction of duty and Mrs. Dawn DeDeo-Langer comment above as the wife of one of Dawsey deputies Tim Mike Langer, who covered the eastside of the county and who is running for Mosquito Control Board of Citrus County speaks for itself! Citrus County Deputy Sheriff Cregg Dalton my opponent in the Primary worked for Sheriff’s Dawsey as a Detective! I am an honest working man who worked as a private contractor for 18 years with Citrus County and retired from the Property Appraiser Office after 14 years as a Field Appraiser and it has always disgusted me to see the two sets of treatment citizens receive, the rich and powerful, one way, the everyday man off the street another, it’s not right! And as to how this relates to my running for property appraiser rest assured my door will be opened to all and fairness and equal treatment for everybody will be more than a tag line. I would like to thank you for the opportunity for me to clarify the details and I will update the article with the video, again greatly appreciated!

The audio in the video has been silenced in specific sections to protect the innocent.

This video is a look into the mirror; do you like what you see? Join me David Gregory, a working class man who is a Republican Candidate running for property appraiser in Citrus County, Florida, you will not find thousands of dollars in my campaign account, while the other candidates have tens of thousands of dollars in theirs, reaching to 100,000 plus dollars, who do you think these candidates, if elected will be beholding to? When laws are broken with no relief, the FBI has been known to follow the money trail, where do you think it will lead? But that is for a another day, if you like me are in the working class, do you want someone to represent you in Citrus County or the multi-millionaires of these corporations? Please spread the word and share on Facebook and through me take back our government, it will be the first step back to the way it use to be and should be. David Gregory

MASSACRE in FROSTPROOF

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Polk Cnty Sheriff Grady Judd

Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of three Florida men who’d set out to go fishing — killings authorities say came shortly after the suspects encountered one of the victims at a store. Tony “TJ” Wiggins, 26, has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing the three men near a lake in the central Florida community of Frostproof on Friday night, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. Wiggins’ girlfriend, Mary Whittemore, 27, and his brother, William “Robert” Wiggins, 21, have been arrested on charges of accessory after the fact of a capital felony. The arrests were announced five days after the killings of three friends — Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27 — the latter of whom called his father and said “help” before his death, Judd said. Complete Update: Below News Conference

Sheriff Grady Judd Polk County Florida Complete Update

Personhood FL Endorses David Gregory Rep Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser

In EYEONCITRUS.COM, Personhood FL ProLife PAC Endorses David Gregory Rep for Citrus County Property Appraiser on kp05 at 312020

 

ENDORSEMENT FOR DAVID GREGORY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE CITRUS COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER  

Mel Ponder PROLIFE PAC ENDORSES DAVID GREGORY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR CITRUS COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISERMr. Gregory First Position and I.D.  in Ron Schlutz Office

Mel Ponder and the Personhood FL Prolife PAC ENDORSES David Gregory Republican for Citrus County Property Appraiser.  Mr. Gregory a retired Field Appraiser from the Property Appraiser’s Office in 2017 and has been cross trained in all Departments making him the best qualified for the office.

THANK YOU Citrus County Building Alliance Stump Night

In David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser, EYEONCITRUS.COM, THANK YOU Citrus County Building Alliance Stump Night on kp21 at 312020

CITRUS COUNTY BUILDING ALLIANCE

I would like to thank the Citrus County Builder’s Alliance for our Stump Evening on Wednesday, July 16, 2020! Being the only Candidate that has been crossed trained in all fields of the Property Appraiser office I offer the complete package for the future oriented to the builders who will need that expertise as we transcend these difficult times that lay ahead. I was talking with my barber yesterday (Saturday) she bought a home in Walden Woods and I explained to her about having to buy the yearly stickers for the home, much like the getting your vehicle registration renewed each year and because you do not own the land your home is on the owners of the Walden Woods LLC have an amended Tangible Exemption of $25,000 that still left a Tangible tax bill for their (owners of the park) property of over $107,000 for 2019, subsequently the owners of the homes in the park and those who may be renting homes in the park will see a bill for their share in some form or manner.

Walden Woods LLC Tangible Taxes 2019

David Gregory

David Gregory Plaintiff vs Susan Gill Defendant Case #2020CA332 UPDATE July 18, 2020

In David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser, EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp43 at 312018

Mr. Gregory had to respond to a Court Order as to why this case should not be dismissed and had 10 days to do it in, he did so, the Order was issued on July 6, 2020 and Mr. Gregory had his response submitted to the court on July 15, 2020. DOWNLOAD THE RESPONSE HERE, it will open in a new window and you can save it to your computer! There are two Sworn Affidavits DOWNLOAD 1 HERE, it will open in a new window and save to your computer. DOWNLOAD 2 HERE, and it will open in a new window and you cans save to your computer. For those who do not like to  download we’ve added the pages of the REPLY as IMAGES scroll down EyeOnCitrus.Com main page shows 3 columns of stories to open the individual story, click on the HEADLINE at the TOP of each column. Read the rest of this entry »

5G Wireless Coronavirus Connection Expose

In 5G Wireless, Coronavirus Connection Expose, EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp24 at 302011
Stories about the Wuhan outbreak of Corona virus are now getting so crazy that it’s rather difficult to see the real truth about what’s been going on there.

Is there a connection between the reported outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Wuhan and the fact that Wuhan was a model city for demonstrating 5G wireless technology in China?

Is it just a coincidence that the crippling health effects known about 5G wireless technology were in effect in a full scale deployment in Wuhan starting October 31, 2019?

These are some of the questions we will attempt to address here in this expose:

5G Wireless Coronavirus Connection Exposed

There has been a whirlwind of speculation about the Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) being a bioweapon. While there is quite a bit of evidence that this coronavirus has features that point toward a man-made virus this doesn’t mean that there’s not also a connection between this “outbreak” and the 5G Wuhan test city.

In getting to the meat of this hypothesis it’s important to start with what we know that 5G wireless can do to your immune system.

5G as well as plenty of other non-ionizing radiation sources affect the voltage gated ion channels in your cellular and mitochondrial membranes. What this means is that the non-ionizing radiation puts extra forces on the voltage gate that is designed to protect your cells and keep them in balance.

This additional force or pressure that’s put on the voltage gate opens the “gate” and throws off the balance of the cell.

Keep in mind that the cellular mem-brane is actually considered by many biologists to be the “brain” of the cell. It’s thought of this way because this “brain” is the regulator of the cell as it knows what ions to let in and when, as well as what to let out of the cell and when.

Putting more voltage pressure on this gate actually has catastrophic effects. These effects are in some cases irreversible. To dig deeper into this subject you can check out the Dr Martin Pall presentation which we hosted when he visited us. He’s researched this subject for many years and published extensive journal articles on it which you can also find on PubMed if you are into that sort of research.

Now let’s discuss what 5G really is…

5G deployment (a military term which is used in all discussion of 5G!) involves installation of thousands of small cell transmitter antennas along with specially designed LED streetlights in cities where full scale 5G network access is being sold. These transmitters and LED streetlight work in conjunction with each other to provide the network access utilizing an array of different frequency bands for different purposes.

Some of the frequencies used in 5G networks are sub-Gigahertz which corresponds with much of the 4G LTE networks while other much higher frequencies at 28 Gigahertz and higher are used for massive data compression short distance communication. Because these higher frequencies are limited to shorter distance transmission capability and are easily blocked by any physical object whether it’s a tree or the wall on a building, many more small cells are needed in a city in order to deploy full scall, high bandwidth 5G.

More small cells means a denser background of non-ionizing radiation everywhere which is why you hear 5G being discussed as the “densification” of wireless technology. In order for it to work the background radiation in any city must be much higher than it’s ever been with previous technologies.

As you can see higher intensity background radiation in a city means that 5G affects everyone whether you use it or not.

And for this reason it also affects your sensitive voltage gates on your cellular and mitochondrial membranes.

Other reports explain this as opening up your skin, and while this is part of the issue it’s not JUST your skin that’s affected.

We can think of our skin as the membrane that is protecting our internal structure but these forces will penetrate throughout your body as even if we think higher frequencies may have a stronger effect on the first few millimeters of our skin, the associate EMF will penetrate throughout your body and essentially ring your internal organs with the same frequency of the radiation.

Here’s the bottom line, it’s not a surprise to the scientists that study the effects of EMF that 5G deployment has already been shown to cause flu-like symptoms in the populations that’s exposed to it.

After all the frequencies used in 5G networks are much the same as those used in the Active Denial System used for crowd control which I reported on a few years ago. Considering those systems made people feel like their “skin was on fire” forcing an immediate response to run away it’s not to surprising the type of effects that it may have caused in Wuhan.

Harmful effects of RF-EMF exposure are already proven
Over 230 scientists from more than 40 countries have expressed their “serious concerns” regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices already before the additional 5G roll-out. They refer to the fact that ”numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines”. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plants and animals.

from Scientist and doctors warn of potential serious health effects of 5G (5G Appeal) Continue reading here!

David Gregory’s Resume

In David Gregory’s Resume, EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp24 at 312019
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.

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

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