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Reversed Obama Policy May Be The End For Transgenders


The DOJ has put an end to people using the term “transgender” as a uniqueness and receiving special rights in the work force.

Will this also put an end to the restroom, cloths changing, school, sports, sleeping arrangements issue using transgender as your reasoning? Time will tell.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed an Obama-era policy explicitly defining transgender workers as protected under employment discrimination laws.

The Wednesday (10-4-2017) policy reversal of what qualifies as employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act comes down to an idealogical disagreement over whether “sex” is decided by a person’s birth certificate, or whether sexual discrimination includes broader gender identity. Title VII prohibits any employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Former Attorney General Eric Holder in 2014 interpreted “sex” discrimination to apply to discrimination based on gender identity, while Sessions’ DOJ interprets that it only applies to discrimination between men and women.

Sessions’ DOJ argues Holder went beyond the definition of the 1964 law by including transgender discrimination.

“The Department of Justice cannot expand the law beyond what Congress has provided,” DOJ spokesperson Devin O’Malley said. Unfortunately, the last administration abandoned that fundamental principle, which necessitated today’s action. This Department remains committed to protecting the civil and constitutional rights of all individuals, and will continue to enforce the numerous laws that Congress has enacted that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.”


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FEMA Assistance for N. Central Florida Residents


Gainesville, FL – Today, at the strong urging of Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Alachua, Bradford, and Union Counties was awarded a major disaster declaration for individual assistance. This is a critical declaration because it allows individuals who have suffered damage and loss from Hurricane Irma to begin the recovery process.

  • All individuals wishing to apply are encouraged to do so at disasterassistance.gov.
  • Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

Congressman Yoho released the following statement:

“I am extremely proud of the rapid response that our local, state and federal partners have demonstrated over the last few days. I am even more proud of the fact that as of today, every county in our district has become eligible for individual assistance, public assistance, and hazard mitigation assistance. Being able to provide our communities with every tool available is my goal, and I am proud of our team for their rapid response. Now, we can ensure that every citizen in our district can begin the rebuilding and recovery process.”
 
All 67 Florida counties were designated for the Public Assistance Program (Categories A-G), including direct federal assistance. Visit FEMA’s website for more details.
disasterassistance.gov.


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September 2nd Show


We asked Judge Schutte to come in and give his thoughts about the Starke Police Department double dipping matter that many of the residents are talking about. Live, today starting at 10am. RauchReport.com – Talk 107.5


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When Are Charges Going To Be Filed?


Action News Jax (LINK) Reported a story on Monday about a Starke Police officer receiving double pay from a company and the city at the same time. Working for a company while off duty is very legal, the problem is: you can’t claim you’re working for both places at the same time.

The contract between the Vystar Credit Union and the Starke Police Department states officers are paid $25 per hour for security, and are “performing off-duty secondary employment.”

It says if the officers are pulled away for a call they “will not be compensated by Vystar,” providing a clear distinction between on and off-duty status.

A time card entry for police Chief Jeff Johnson, who’s running for re-election next week, shows on October 18, 2016, he clocked in at Vystar before 9 a.m., and he would clock out after 5 p.m.

But a duplicate entry for Johnson’s time sheet with the city states he was on duty from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. that same day.

Records obtained by Action News Jax show Johnson allegedly did this four more times from October to December of last year.

We asked Attorney and Magistrate Rick Schutte is there any laws being broken. Schutte said: Yes, it called stealing. Somebody got deceived by the looks of the contract.

Read the full story from Action News Jax: Starke officers accused of receiving police pay while working security


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If you are Sick, You Can’t afford it. Florida Medical Marijuana



After looking into the cost of medical marijuana for people who qualify and would benefit from it, the thought that runs through our head is: “If you’re sick, you can’t afford it.” Here’s what we found out about the whole 9-yards.

Buying medical marijuana is strictly a cash business. No insurance company will cover the cost and they don’t have to because cannabis is still prohibited at a Federal level. The cost is very high (no pun intended) to obtain a medical marijuana card, or MMJ card.

Here’s how it basically works:

You obtain an appointment to see a doctor who can make a recommendation for you to get a MMJ card. The Average Cost to visit a Certified Prescribing Doctor is $175-$299 for the initial visit and $100-$250 for the follow up visit. Under Florida law patients must be seen at minimum of once every 210 days, or at least once every 30 weeks. But a doctor can shorten the life of you’re card. Which means you see them more times a year.

If the doctor agrees that you qualify for a MMJ card, then you apply at the Compassionate Use Registry. All applications must be submitted to the Office of Compassionate Use and must include a full-face, passport-type color photograph taken within 90 day, and a registration fee of $75. Compassionate Use Registry identification cards remain active for one year.

The staggering cost of medical marijuana:

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Hear us on Play Store on Your Android Phone


If you own an android phone and would like to hear the replays of our show you can now do this very easily.

 

 

On your android phone, in your apps area, click on the “Play Store” app. (some phone will say “google play”) Type in “Rauch Report” and you will have access to all of our shows list the most recent first.

It’s quick and very easy.

 

 

 


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