A New Jersey State trooper who worked on Gov. Chris Christie's security detail has been fined for shoplifting gun supplies from an outdoor recreation store in Pennsylvania. William Carvounis will have to pay a $150 penalty in addition to court costs and must pay $100 to attend a "STOPLIFT" rehabilitation class. He also is banned from returning to any Cabela's store. Carvounis remains suspended without pay, Sgt. Brian Polite told the Star-Ledger this afternoon. read more
The country of Dominica is a tropical paradise in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea with an average temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months and precisely zero snowfall.
But, thanks to a couple of carpetbagging amateur skiers who live in Montana, it now has an Olympic cross-country ski team for the first time ever.
However, their fraudulent scheme has come crashing spectacularly down around them.
It has been revealed that the two founding members of Dominica's Winter Olympic team, Gary di Silvestri and his wife, Angelica Morrone, in their late-40s, 'scammed the Olympics and the press' with reportedly fictitious tales about the backgrounds of its athletes - namely themselves. read more
Tom Donohue, the CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, writes in an op-ed that the U.S. needs more low-skill immigration because Americans are not "qualified" or "willing" to do such work. "Immigration can also address labor shortages in lesser-skilled fields where there are insufficient numbers of either qualified or willing U.S. workers to fill positions," he writes. "Many studies have concluded that the greatest percentage of job growth in the United States through 2020 is expected in low- and moderate-skilled jobs that cannot be automated or outsourced. Services like home health and nursing home care, landscaping and hospitality cannot be provided without capable staff ready to do the work." read more
A national newspaper chain with nearly 100 publications and 1.6 million readers is considering building "state-by-state databases" on concealed weapons permit holders, according to an internal email. The plan, laid out in an email from an editor at Civitas Media, was sent to newsrooms across the chain, which has papers in 11 states, including Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania. The project "examines the explosion of 'conceal and carry' gun permits across the U.S.," wrote Jim Lawitz, Civitas' director of content. "Through public records act requests, we will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon." read more