Jesse Ventura Sets The Record Straight

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posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 10:05 PM
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Jesse Ventura discusses the lawsuit he recently won on, ATS' own favorite conspiracy theorist and talk show host, the Alex Jones show.



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posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 10:12 PM
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posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 10:15 PM
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posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 10:39 PM
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Hes not my favorite conspiracy theorist. But I can't argue with his style



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Tbh, i would have more respect for him if he didn't gloat about it, especially on Alex Jone's show of all places. A simple straight forward press conference or video would have sufficed, where he could be humbled.

Sorry The Body



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: TheToastmanCometh

Gloating? He was discussing the events of the case. It's funny how we all perceive things.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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Also Arnie has bigger arms :O.
Lol.
I would have done the same, someone lied made money off it and he rightfully sued.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 12:44 AM
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I personally feel that "if" the other guy lied and defamed Mr. Ventura's character he should have went to trial to set the record straight.

If it had of been me and I won the case I would have demanded that an apology be issued and the record set straight but I would have requested that the monetary damages we dropped.

I can't see putting a widow and her kids 1.8 million dollars in debt, let's assume the guy did lie and slander him. The wife and kids had nothing to do with it.

That's just my opinion.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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I keep saying the same thing: if it wasn't about the money than donate it to Wounded Warrior Project or some other foundation.

Show us it wasn't about money.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: ArnoldNonymous
I keep saying the same thing: if it wasn't about the money than donate it to Wounded Warrior Project or some other foundation.

Show us it wasn't about money.


I agree. Donate every last penny to Wounded Warriors or he loses all credibility.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 12:38 PM
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originally posted by: Fylgje

originally posted by: ArnoldNonymous
I keep saying the same thing: if it wasn't about the money than donate it to Wounded Warrior Project or some other foundation.

Show us it wasn't about money.


I agree. Donate every last penny to Wounded Warriors or he loses all credibility.


I'm sure the up keep on his Mexican Mansion aint cheap lol



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: ArnoldNonymous

It wasn't about the money, it was about clearing his name but you guys don't care. His lawyers charged him by the hour while news corp insurance paid for Kyles lawyers so how much money do you think Jesse spent on this case so far? In case you don't know lawyers are really expensive.

Speaking of donating money to the wounded warriors charity I remember hearing that most if not all the books proceeds were to go to charity. Do you know how much has gone so far? The book made Kyles estate over 6 million so take a guess how much the distressed widow gave?

I doubt either of you care since all you want to do is attack Ventura. Hypocrites.
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: Swills

All you did was attack my post and deflected my argument by blaming the Kyle family for his lack of donating.

Hypocrite.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: ArnoldNonymous

I don't think that word means what you think it means. And I clearly answered your question while presenting the other side of the coin. Blaming? The lies Kyle created are being erased from his book so the blame is all his but feel free holding onto ignorance and blaming Ventura and not Kyle.

That said, you just have to wait and see what Ventura does with the money. This lawsuit was first and foremost about clearing his name. The money won will help cover his legal costs and what remains is his to do with, he doesn't have to prove anything to you or anyone else. He has stated since Kyles lies about him he's lost work so he's more than welcome to keep every cent but hey, you never know, he could always donate it. Looks like you'll just have to wait and see.

Either way, Taya Kyle paid $0.00 in legal fees and doesn't have to flip the whole bill to Ventura thanks to insurance. She'll be just fine with her 5-6 million dollars. Let's see how much she gives to charity.

www.star-telegram.com...

American Sniper became a major success, hitting No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers' list where it remained for seven weeks. Kyle took none of the royalties from the book, according to his publisher, William Morrow, and DeFelice. DeFelice said Kyle donated his royalties to the families of two Navy Seals, Marc Lee and Ryan Job, who fought alongside him in a 2006 battle that led to their deaths. Read more here: www.star-telegram.com...=cpy


nationalreview.com...

Consider what Kyle’s publisher wrote after his tragic passing: “He dedicated his life in recent years to supporting veterans and donated the proceeds of American Sniper to the families of his fallen friends” (italics mine).

An article in the Blaze definitively proclaimed: “A perfect reflection of his character, Kyle gave all proceeds from his best-selling book American Sniper to the families of soldiers killed in combat” (italics mine). Or this line from a Human Events article: “For American Sniper, Kyle donated the profits from that book to charity.” Kyle himself perpetuated this idea, telling the same proceeds-went-to-charity tale to the Texas News Service and even adding that he regularly received tearful calls and letters of thanks.

And now for the kicker: It isn’t true. Out of the staggering $3 million that American Sniper collected in royalties for Kyle, only $52,000 actually went to the families of fallen servicemen. (Rather than 100 percent of the proceeds, as the public was led to believe, try 2 percent!).

While Kyle’s widow claimed, in her testimony, that they never intended to profit from the book, and “wanted” to donate the money to other veterans, she said they were weren’t able to because of — get this! — “gift-tax laws that prevented them from donating more than $13,000 each to two families last year.”

When Ventura’s attorney asked why they did not simply create a nonprofit (standard practice) to be able to give away the money without gift-tax concerns, Kyle said she had not had the time to set up such a nonprofit.

Separately, she noted: “We are trying to find the right places and not just throw it away.”

It’s true that giving money away effectively is more challenging than many people realize. But it’s hard to believe neither of the Kyles was able to sort this problem out: Surely it is quite easy to locate the struggling families of fallen servicemen. And the challenges of setting up a nonprofit don’t excuse the Kyles’ and the publisher’s strongly implying, and allowing others to claim unambiguously, that they were giving all the money away when this was clearly not true.


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posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 08:03 AM
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a reply to: Swills

I agree with you. I think Mr. Ventura did NOTHING wrong. He cleared his name. Wouldn't any of us want do the same?



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 09:38 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Of course we would but those that already disliked him have all the excuses in the world to push this BS. They clearly embrace ignorance because it suits them. You can't fix stupid.






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