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  • Why did Robin Ventura challenge Nolan Ryan to one of the most memorable brawls in history?

    08/04/2018 8:28:30 AM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies
    MLB.COM ^ | 08/04/2018 | Eric Chesterton
    Over the course of his 27-year career, Nolan Ryan won 324 games and struck out an all-time best 5,714 batters. It was presumably those feats of longevity and performance that made him a first-ballot Hall of Famer and placed him on a short list of the greatest pitchers of all time. Ryan is also remembered, however, for being involved in one of the most memorable brawls in baseball history -- and being someone you absolutely do not want to mess with. On Aug. 4, 1993 -- the final season of Ryan's career -- the righty toed the rubber for a...
  • Watch: Dad explodes on principal for letting kids, 12, hold anti-gun walkout (pawns)

    03/22/2018 6:32:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/21/2018 | unknown
    A California father is boiling mad, demanding to know who authorized 12-year-old children to walk out of their middle-school classes for an anti-gun protest last week. The father, identified as John Gunn, videotaped his confrontation with Anacapa Middle School Principal Barbara Boggio, with the Ventura Unified School District in Ventura, California. He posted the video on Facebook after young kids left class last Wednesday for the National School Walkout. Gunn said the school never told him that the students would be allowed to leave class. “I want to know who authorized these kids to go out and leave the class...
  • Live Video: Firefighters battling separate brush fires in Kagel Canyon and Ventura County

    12/05/2017 2:37:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    KABC Los Angeles ^ | December 5, 2017
    Another terrible set of fires in California. Live broadcast from ABC7 in LA.
  • Ventura County Fire Live Dispatch Feed

    12/04/2017 10:08:20 PM PST · by rey · 113 replies
    Ventura County ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    Lint to Ventura Fire Dispatch. https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/2858
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    12/04/2017 11:28:09 PM PST · by rey · 83 replies
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  • Jesse Ventura, his $1.8M verdict overturned, ends ‘American Sniper’ defamation case

    12/02/2017 5:56:37 AM PST · by texas booster · 31 replies
    St paul Pioneer Press ^ | December 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm | Associated Press
    Jesse Ventura and the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle have agreed to dismiss the former Minnesota governor’s defamation case. ... A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura $1.8 million in 2014, but that verdict was overturned on appeal. While Ventura initially said he’d seek a new trial, there were signs in November that a settlement was forthcoming. Court documents filed Friday show the parties agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning Ventura cannot sue again on the same claim.
  • Nolan Ryan's epic beatdown of Robin Ventura was 24 years ago today

    08/04/2017 12:48:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 92 replies
    WFAA ^ | 08/04/2017 | Landon Haaf
    Hall of Fame hurler Nolan Ryan left a lasting impression on the state of Texas and on Major League Baseball with an illustrious 27-year career. His 5,714 strikeouts, 324 wins and seven no-hitters cemented his legacy as one of the greats. But it was 24 years ago Friday that the Ryan Express immortalized himself -- and it didn’t have much to do with his pitching that day. On August 4, 1993, the 46-year-old Ryan drilled Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura in the elbow with a fastball. Ventura then made a decision he undoubtedly regrets to this day. He...
  • 3 Killed in 100 MPH Wrong-Way Crash on (US)101 Freeway in Ventura (Ventura Co., CA)

    07/27/2017 5:49:38 PM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    KTLA5 ^ | 7/27/2017 | ANTHONY KURZWEIL, CHRIS BURROUS AND KAREEN WYNTER,
    Three people were killed when a wrong-way driver going about 100 mph slammed into another vehicle on 101 Freeway in Ventura, officials said Thursday. Emergency crews responded just after midnight to a collision on the southbound side of the freeway near Seaward Avenue, the Ventura City Fire Department stated in a news release. Firefighters found two vehicles that were involved in a high-speed head-on collision. One of the vehicles was hanging from the guard rail on Lemon Grove Bridge as the second vehicle came to a stop on the roadway about 50 yards to the north. Three adults found inside...
  • Trump will cripple states if he reverses marijuana legalization

    07/11/2017 2:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota
    Last month I gave the keynote address at the Cannabis World Congress Business Expo in New York City. CWCBExpo is the trade show for the cannabis industry. I had the pleasure of meeting thousands of like-minded cannabis activists, and the experience was truly refreshing and inspiring on many levels. I learned firsthand that those in the legal cannabis industry — whether they're growing hemp, medical marijuana or recreational marijuana in Colorado or California or Oregon or wherever — have formed a united front. Everyone at the convention was looking to work together to come up with solutions on how to...
  • Yordano Ventura Reportedly Dies In Car Crash At 25

    01/22/2017 9:00:17 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 51 replies
    The Spun.com ^ | 01/22/2017 | Pilgrim's Progress
    The Kansas City Royals’ star pitcher reportedly died in a car crash today. Yordano Ventura, a 25-year-old starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, reportedly died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic today. Cristian Moreno, a bilingual sports journalist for ESPN, confirmed the news on Twitter. He says the Dominican police force confirmed the accident and tragic death.
  • Jesse Ventura Denied Reinstatement of $1.8M ‘American Sniper’ Verdict

    01/09/2017 7:46:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Emily Saul
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday shot down former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s attempts to reinstate a $1.8 million defamation verdict against the estate of late “American Sniper” author and Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. The justices declined to hear the appeal, leaving intact an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that threw out the multi-million verdict St. Paul jurors awarded Ventura in 2014.
  • Court overturns verdict in Ventura defamation case

    06/13/2016 10:11:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 6/13/2016 | Randy Furst
    The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday overruled the jury that awarded $1.8 million to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a 2014 defamation case.Ventura won the award against the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose memoir “American Sniper” described an altercation between him and Ventura that the former governor said did not happen. Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, appealed the jury’s verdict, which came after a three-week federal trial in St. Paul in July 2014.In a 2 to 1 decision, the appeals court threw out the $1.35 million awarded to Ventura for “unjust enrichment.” It ordered the...
  • Court Vacates $1.8M Ventura Award in 'American Sniper' Case

    06/13/2016 7:48:14 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 20 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 6/13/2016 | AP
    A federal appeals court has thrown out a $1.8 million judgment awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who says he was defamed in the late author Chris Kyle's bestselling book "American Sniper." The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected the jury's 2014 award of $500,000 for defamation and $1.3 million for unjust enrichment against Kyle's estate. The court reversed the unjust-enrichment award, saying it fails as a matter of law. It also vacated the defamation award, but ordered a new trial for that portion of the case. Kyle, a Navy SEAL and the deadliest sniper in...
  • Why so many voters are drawn to Donald Trump

    03/26/2016 5:41:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 26, 2016 | Steve Lopez
    The way the presidential campaign is shaping up, Ventura musician Jon Gindick may do something he's never done before. "I've never voted for a Republican," the registered Democrat told me. "I like Trump." A waiter told me he thought Trump's trade restrictions would create more jobs at higher wages. A couple wearing matching red, white and blue shirts told me their healthcare costs had tripled under Obamacare — a program Trump says he'll shred. To Gindick, Trump's remarks about criminals coming across the border were refreshingly honest, and not at all a condemnation of all immigrants or Latinos in general....
  • Mysterious Bright Light Seen From Las Vegas to Ventura Was Russian Rocket Body: U.S. Strategic Com

    12/23/2015 11:58:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/23/2015 | NIdia Beccera, Ashley Soley-Cerro and Mary Beth McDade
    The light was first reported by dozens of witnesses shortly after 6 p.m. Hours later, around 9:30 p.m., officials said it was a Russian rocket body. "U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space), through the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), removed a Russian SL-4 rocket body from the U.S. satellite catalog as a decayed object after it re-entered the atmosphere today over North America (vicinity Arizona)," around 6:08 p.m. PST, said Deputy Public Affairs Officer Julie Ziegenhorn. ... While the event seemed similar to one on Nov. 7, when an unannounced missile-test fired by the U.S....
  • Jesse Ventura: I’d like to be Trump’s running mate

    08/12/2015 6:50:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/12/15 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, why not? One’s a pot-stirrer with occasional ties to professional wrestling, and the other is … the former governor of Minnesota. Those who don’t recall Jesse Ventura’s foray into statewide politics may not realize it, but this could be a match made in heaven, at least for Ventura. After endorsing Donald Trump while speaking with former Trump adviser Roger Stone yesterday on Ventura’s Off the Grid, Jesse got down to the real business: “I decided to go rogue. I still support Donald Trump, very strongly, even though we have some disagreements on issues. On the No. 1 issue: cleaning...
  • Jesse Ventura open to playing second banana on Trump ticket

    08/12/2015 12:34:16 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 166 replies
    The [Leftist] Hill ^ | August 12, 2015, 01:33 pm | Bradford Richardson
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested Tuesday that he’d be glad to be Donald Trump’s running mate. “Do you think Donald would ever think of asking me?” Ventura said during an interview on his “Off the Grid” show with former Trump adviser Roger Stone . Ventura said he’d support Trump for the GOP presidential nomination. “I shocked my staff today,” Ventura said. “I came in and said, ‘You know what, as far as the Republicans are concerned, I hope Trump wins.’”
  • A lesson for the GOP?

    07/30/2015 6:34:15 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-21-15 | Joe Repya
    Business tycoon Donald Trump has burst upon the Republican presidential campaign like a loud, over-charged wrecking ball. Many within the GOP establishment, like Karl Rove, have dismissed him as a political joke and a candidate not to be taken seriously. The GOP would be very wise not to follow that advice. Does anyone remember a guy named Jesse Ventura? Jesse "The Body" Ventura was a professional wrestler who in 1998 won the governor's office in Minnesota. Running as an independent, he pushed his straight-talk populism and regular "working class"-guy approach to the fine people of Minnesota. He promised lower taxes,...
  • Ellison says Trump can win GOP nod, points to Minn. electing Ventura governor

    07/26/2015 7:48:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/26/15 | Paul Walsh
    Don’t underestimate the likelihood of billionaire and reality TV personality Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination for president, a Minnesota member of Congress cautioned the nation Sunday, pointing to his own state putting a onetime feather boa-flaunting pro wrestler in charge. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., during an appearance on ABC-TV’s “This Week,” said voters “better be ready for the fact that [Trump] might be leading the Republican ticket.” Challenged by host George Stephanopoulos that “I know you don’t believe” Trump can actually be the challenger to the Democratic nominee in November 2016, Ellison reminded viewers that Minnesota voted in Jesse...
  • Earthquake fault heightens California tsunami threat, experts say

    04/21/2015 7:12:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    L A Times ^ | Rong-Gong Lin II
    The earthquake fault cuts through the heart of Ventura's quaint downtown, past the ornate hilltop City Hall and historic Spanish-era mission before heading into the Pacific Ocean.. For decades, some seismic experts believed the Ventura fault posed only a moderate threat and was incapable of producing a major temblor. But research in recent years shows that the fault is extremely dangerous, capable of producing an earthquake as large as magnitude 8 as well as severe tsunamis that until now experts didn't believe were possible from a Southern California quake. Such a big earthquake on the fault estimated to occur every...