A new legislation has been passed in New York that will no longer require people applying for a job to disclose their criminal history.

Off The Grid A new legislation has been passed in New York that will no longer require people applying for a job to disclose their criminal history. The Fair Chance Act (FCA) amends New York City Civil Rights Law making it illegal for employers to ask about criminal history. Employers can only ask about criminal

An economics professor has filed a lawsuit against Citigroup accusing the bank of using an unusual federal tax break during the financial crisis to avoid paying $800 million in New York State taxes.

Off The Grid I’m not a freaking tax lawyer, but something doesn’t sound right on the surface of this whole deal. Something’s definitely not right.  I think the point to be made out of this whole conversation is that we need to redo our entire tax system to make it so it’s more understandable and

The Associated Press reports that Napster co-founder and Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker, is backing a new ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the Golden State.

Off The Grid According to the Associated Press’ anonymous sources, tech investor Sean Parker, of Napster and Facebook fame, is spearheading a campaign to raise money to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of California. The AP states that the sources remain anonymous because “they were not authorized to discuss Parker’s involvement or to name the other

Want to relive the nightmare of 9/11? Well, now you can, thanks to this new virtual reality project.

Off The Grid A new virtual reality project called “[08:46]” purports to recreate the worst attack on American soil.   Yes, you read that right.  It was created for Oculus Rift users, and delivers an account of the September 11th, 2001, attacks.  The title is a reference to the exact time American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North

UPDATE to this story: Turns out, the list released on Saturday that named senators and mayors among those affiliated with the KKK was in fact NOT released by Anonymous, or so the group now claims.

Off The Grid UPDATE: As reported by Raw Story, Anonymous denies it has any connection to the list of names published Saturday on the website Pastebin. Most of the politicians included on the list—four Republican senators, four Democratic mayors and a Republican mayor—have also denied the claims.This is what we know, as reported by Maxim:

Jimmy LaSalvia, former director of programs and policy for Log Cabin Republicans, tells us why he decided to pack-up and leave the Republican party — and why we should end the duopoly altogether.

Jimmy LaSalvia After spending most of my life and professional career as a conservative activist and openly gay Republican strategist, working in the trenches of the culture-wars, I decided to leave the Republican Party.  I made a public statement when I made that decision in 2014, and my announcement received a lot of media attention.

A driver was arrested after she drove her car into a crowd of people at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade. It was discovered that she had mental-health related issues and was trying to commit suicide.

Off The Grid It sounds like we need to treat cars like we do guns in this country. When the wrong person is behind the wheel of a car, that car can kill people and injure dozens more. Initially, the report said she had been drinking but apparently that’s not true. It came out that

On Saturday night, Jesse Ventura was on In Depth with Graham Bensinger.Out of the many interviews the Governor gives, this one in particular captured a candid side of him the media rarely sees. Here are some of the #OffTheGrid team’s favorite moments.

Off The Grid During his conversation with Graham Bensinger, Jesse Ventura opened up about the first movie he ever acted in: Predator. Here are 5 things you might not know about the film: 1.  Jesse’s 20-year habit of chewing tobacco helped him land the role of Blain Cooper in Predator. 2.  Claude Van Damme was fired

The TSA denies a 90-year-old woman’s claim that she had to remove her blouse and bra during a private room airport search.

Jen Hobbs Who do you believe? A 90-year-old woman or a TSA agent? According to the TSA, 90-year-old Harriette Charney went through a body scanner at Portland International Airport and the scanner picked up “an abnormality on her chest.” TSA agents then pulled her aside to a private room for extra security checks. TSA spokesperson