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Homosassa man to seek District 2 Commission seat

In David Gregory,Candidate,Citrus County Commission Dist 2, eyesoncitrus.com on kp01 at 311823

Courtesy of Citrus Chronicle Greenbelt Gazette:

 

David Gregory at his desk at the Citrus County Property Appraiser's office.

By Norm Wagy

David Gregory, a former local businessman, has filed papers with the County Board of Elections to run for the county commission seat currently held by Ron Kitchen, Jr.

He will seek the office as an NPA (No Party Affiliation) candidate in the general election to be held on November 6th.

Mr. Gregory, a native of Sudbury, VT, moved to Citrus County in 1978. For some 16 years, he owned and operated Liberty Delivery Services. After closing that business, he worked for the Citrus County Appraisers office as a field appraiser for 14 years.

While he attended Castleton University and following his graduation, he owned and operated a small general store and gas station in Whiting, Vermont.

With his announced intention to seek office, he must acquire 1,057 supporters to sign petitions on his behalf. A fund raising campaign will be underway soon.

Though he has never held a political office, he said he was inspired to run by a number of residents who have expressed dissatisfaction with the current board, especially on the matter of water rates in the county. He says he will bring business experience to the board.

He is also concerned about medical marijuana. He believes many local residents would benefit by having it readily available in the county. He faults the county for not acting to facilitate that.

In November, 2016, 71 percent of the Florida voters approved Amendment Two which required new laws to be drafted to make the substance available to more patients.

The legislature enacted legislation which became effective on January 1, 2017, Gregory recalls that 52,398 Citrus County residents voted in favor of the amendment; 27,010 were opposed. To him, that represents a clear mandate for the County Commission to respond.

Gregory and his wife, Corl, have three grown children, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

EOC Note: Mr. Gregory will have a web presence on our site and will soon have petitions available online and drop off locations for signed petitions on both sides of the county! 

 

 

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Lone Wolf’s Collection on Grooveshark

In Lone Wolf’s Collection on Grooveshark on kp50 at 301429

Listen to a compliation of some of Lone Wolf's Favorites, from Florida to Vermont  EYEONCITRUS.COM

Listen to some favorites from Florida to Vermont, from Citrus County’s the Lone Wolf’s Collection on Grooveshark!

A Candidate for the “little fellers” not the Rockefellers

In EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp56 at 301416

Dear Editor,

I’ve always said thatif God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates!” Heck, I even wrote a book about it…

Well, now we’ve got a chance to do something about that problem. PDA is leading an effort to gather 10,000 signatures to give to Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, to ask him to run for President in 2016 as a Democrat. We’re almost there, so if you haven’t signed on yet, please do.

If you agree with PDA, then click here to sign on to the petition.

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Lone Wolf on Mars, WHAT? click here

In Lone Wolf on EYEONCITRUS Radio, Mars on kp47 at 311305

The Lone Wolf’s rant N rave on the planet Mars and was there life there, is there life there now, what’s the definitive answered? Join the Lone Wolf as he discusses this and more, such as the new historical novel about the green mountain state of Vermont and THE STORE, cold days and hot nights, soon to be available on eoc-x-files.com.

The Store Whiting Vermont

Is there really something here or have the photos from Mars been altered???

In the history of Brandon, VT you’ll find a short piece about the quarries that were dug around that area and supposedly during one of the digs they found a live frog deep underground, very interesting.

So are the photos from Mars retouched, manipulated, or what? We are currently researching this and will keep you posted.

Saving American Democracy Amendment

In EYE ON CITRUS, EYEONCITRUS.COM, Saving American Democracy Amendment on kp06 at 311109

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Washington has been bought by the Corporate Monolith. The individuals on the Hill know NO allegiance to the people. Their only allegiance is to the Corporate Monolith which controls all their actions. The American Democracy may be too late to save. The one, last attempt, to stop the downfall of our Nation and the Democracy that it once was is being offered by a Constitutional Amendment proposed and submitted by the Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders is a friend of mine and a former neighbor of mine when I lived in Vermont. He had a small farm on Miller Hill, many years ago. Bernie and myself, as well as many Americans, never envisioned a day when so many of our individual rights would be stripped away by a cold, uncaring government, a government bought and paid for by the Corporate Elite. The American people have been and are being bombarded with ideas that are alien to our way of life. Ideas such as the ruling by the Supreme Court, that Corporations have the same rights as individuals, as you and I, and therefore, can contribute to various campaigns, using various tricks, enormous amounts of money, thereby, guaranteeing the election of their robo-voters to the Congress.

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LETTER TO EDITOR-Bernie Sanders

In Bernie Sanders, EYE ON CITRUS, EYEONCITRUS.COM, LETTER TO THE EDITOR, OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT GROWS on kp19 at 311111

Bernie Sanders Vermont

The Occupy Wall Street protests are shining a national spotlight on the most powerful, dangerous and secretive economic and political force in America.
If this country is to break out of this horrendous recession and create the millions of jobs we desperately need, if we are going to create a modicum of financial stability for the future, there is no question but that the American people are going to have to take a very hard look at Wall Street and demand fundamental reforms.  I hope these protests are the beginning of that process.
Click here to read my recent op-ed at the Huffington Post.

Let us never forget that as a result of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street, this country was plunged into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.  Millions of Americans lost their jobs, homes and life savings as the middle class underwent an unprecedented collapse.  Sadly, despite all the suffering caused by Wall Street, there is no reason to believe that the major financial institutions have changed their ways, or that future financial disasters and bailouts will not happen again.
The question now becomes: how do we change the financial system so that it works for all Americans, not just the top one percent?

Here are several proposals that I am working on:

1) If a financial institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist.  Today, the six largest financial institutiions in America have assets equivalent to 65% of the United States’ GDP – $9.4 trillion dollars.  It is time to take a page from Teddy Roosevelt and break up these behemoths so that there will be real competition in the financial industry and, when big banks fail again, there will be no need to bail them out.  
2) Put a cap on credit card interest rates to end usury.  When credit card companies charge 25- or 30-percent interest rates they are not engaged in the business of "making credit available" to their customers.  They are involved in extortion, usury and loan-sharking.
3) The Federal Reserve needs to provide small businesses in America with the same low-interest loans it gave to foreign banks.  When Wall Street collapsed, the Fed lent out $16 trillion in low interest loans to central banks around the world and every major financial institution in this country.  Now, at a time when small businesses can’t get the loans they need, it is time for the Fed to create millions of American jobs by providing low-interest loans directly to small businesses.
4) Stop Wall Street oil speculators from artificially increasing gasoline and heating oil prices.  Wall Street speculators are buying and selling billions of barrels of oil in the energy futures market with no intention of using a drop for any purpose other than to make a quick buck.  We have got to end excessive oil speculation and bring needed relief to American consumers in lower oil and gas prices.
5) Demand that Wall Street invest in the job-creating productive economy, instead of gambling on worthless derivatives.  The American people have got to make it crystal clear to Wall Street that the era of excessive speculation is over.  The "heads, bankers win; tails, everyone else loses" financial system must end.
6) Establish a Wall Street speculation fee on credit default swaps, derivatives, stock options and futures.  Both the economic crisis and the deficit crisis are a direct result of the greed and recklessness on Wall Street.  Establishing a speculation fee would reduce gambling on Wall Street, encourage the financial sector to invest in the productive economy, and significantly reduce the deficit without harming average Americans.
Click here to read my full op-ed at the Huffington Post.

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are shining a light on one of the most serious problems facing the United States — the greed and power of Wall Street.  Now is the time for the American people to demand that the president and Congress follow that light — and act.  The future of our economy is at stake.
Thank you for your support.
Sincerely,
Bernie
Senator Bernie Sanders

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