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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.
  • Ventura Loses Appeal to Reinstate $1.8M Verdict

    01/09/2017 9:42:24 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/9/17 | AP
    The Supreme Court has turned away former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's bid for reinstatement of a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving intact a decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to upend the verdict.
  • Maryland Students Demand Ban of ‘American Sniper’

    12/27/2016 5:05:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    A coalition of 25 student groups at the University of Maryland have issued a letter to the school’s administrators containing 64 demands to help “marginalized student populations” feel more welcome on campus. Among the demands is a ban on public screenings of the film “American Sniper.” The group, who call themselves ProtectUMD, sent the letter in the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory, according the Diamondback student newspaper Monday. In response to Trump’s election, the student coalition demanded additional support and protection for minority groups — particularly the Muslim, illegal immigrant, pro-Palestinian, and LGBT communities. The Muslims students especially wished...
  • Bradley Cooper's DNC appearance irks some 'American Sniper' fans

    07/28/2016 9:08:48 AM PDT · by Coronal · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2016
    Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night has irked some conservative fans of the actor's portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014's "American Sniper." Cooper was spotted by TV cameras seated at the meeting in Philadelphia alongside his Russian model girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Some Twitter users say they plan to boycott Cooper's future films over his presence at the convention. Another commented that they thought his experience playing Kyle would have rubbed off on him.
  • Appeals court rejects $1.8M award to Jesse Ventura in 'American Sniper' case

    06/13/2016 2:43:20 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 40 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 13 Jun 16 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS – A federal appeals court on Monday threw out $1.8 million in damages awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who said he was defamed by the late author Chris Kyle in the bestselling book "American Sniper." The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also sent a portion of the case -- Ventura's defamation claim -- back to the district court for a new trial, saying Ventura's attorneys made improper remarks and the trial court "clearly abused its discretion in denying a new trial."
  • 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...
  • Documents show ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle embellished record

    05/25/2016 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    QFox13 ^ | 5/24/16
    Documents show that slain Navy Seal and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle misrepresented the number of medals he received. Navy documents obtained by an online magazine through an open records request show that Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with valor. In his best-selling book, Kyle wrote that he had received two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. A Navy spokeswoman confirmed the validity of the documents and says the armed services branch is investigating the discrepancy. The Intercept first reported the discrepancy and posted the documents. Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, didn’t immediately return a phone call...
  • Are There Any Body Language Experts Here

    01/08/2016 7:22:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    Can somebody explain Baraq's body language as Tara Kyle has her say?
  • American Sniper' Widow Taya Kyle Takes on Obama at Town Hall on Guns: 'We Cannot Outlaw Murder'

    01/07/2016 9:32:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/7/16 | TheBlazeNow
    Vid at link.
  • American Sniper widow Taya Kyle outshoots NRA champion

    12/12/2015 6:59:58 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/7/15 | Allison Barrie
    Can a rifle turn a novice into a world-class sharpshooter? Yes, based on the shootout scoreboard at a major fundraising event for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Saturday. A sharpshooting showdown pitted a young American woman against the reigning NRA global champion... the novice crushed her opponent at the inaugural American Sniper Shootout Saturday in Mason, Texas. The victorious novice shooter was Taya Kyle. Founder of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, she is the wife of U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, known as "the most lethal sniper in US military history," author of autobiography "American Sniper," and the inspiration...
  • If Obama wants to dump on America while he's abroad we can go ahead and call him this...

    11/23/2015 3:00:00 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-23-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Made on a tip from GraceG.
  • Director Clint Eastwood Just Made a HUGE Announcement About Donald Trump!

    08/21/2015 1:46:38 PM PDT · by GilGil · 126 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | July 10, 2015 | TPIWriter
    We know that Clint Eastwood is a true patriot who makes bold, pro-American films. “American Sniper” – the box office smash hit about NAVY Seal Chris Kyle – has been viewed by millions around the world. Now, Clint Eastwood has shared his opinion on Donald Trump in a huge way. Not only does Eastwood support him, but he’s speaking on behalf of Trump in California, Arizona, and Nevada!
  • Professor Blames "American Sniper" for Charleston Shooting

    06/18/2015 3:43:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 27 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/18/15 | Aurelis
    Faheem Younus, an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, believes that films like "American Sniper," as well as Fox News, are at fault for the tragic shooting in Charleston that left nine dead. Dr. Younus responded to the news by blaming popular media for the shooting. "Stop glorifying mass murderers as heroes and it may prevent the next #CharlestonShooting #BlackLivesMatter," he wrote this afternoon: He also wrote that Fox News helped cause the shooting as well: Younus further said that Roof, the shooter, was "predictably white:"
  • Rick Perry Will be Surrounded by Navy SEALs at June Announcement

    05/25/2015 11:19:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    Rick Perry’s June event in Addison, Texas, where he is expected to announce his candidacy for president, will feature a number of retired and current Navy SEALs, according to a invite to the event. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose autobiography inspired the 2014 film Lone Survivor, will attend with his wife. The widow of retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography inspired the oscar-nominated American Sniper, will also be there. The event will also feature retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell, and...
  • Bill Passed: Texas Highway to be Named in Honor of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle

    05/21/2015 7:17:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    The Texas Senate passed House Bill 1187 designating a segment of U.S. Hwy 287 in Midlothian, as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway. The Texas House passed the bill earlier this month. The bill will now go to Governor Greg Abbott for signing and making the bill law. Midlothian is 25 miles southwest of Dallas, Texas. Chris Kyle, was a Navy SEAL and author of the New York Times bestseller American Sniper. On February 2, 2013, Kyle was shot at point-blank range and killed at a Texas gun range. He and a friend where attempting to help a fellow veteran who...
  • Boomer Wins: University of Maryland Will Show American Sniper

    04/30/2015 12:51:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    School calls the movie's cancellation a "teachable moment". Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland alumnus Boomer Esiason threatened to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation of screenings of the film American Sniper on campus, the school confirmed a new screening of the movie has been scheduled. Boomer wasn’t the only one upset with the cancelation. University of Maryland’s president, Wallace Loh, talked about some of the backlash the school faced in a letter to students ... That cancellation drew controversy. “We were deluged by phone calls and messages from across...
  • Obama Sends Three WH Officials to Freddie Gray’s Funeral – Sent No One to Chris Kyle’s Funeral

    04/27/2015 11:06:15 AM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 4/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    President Barack Obama will send three White House officials to the funeral of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died in police custody this month. Obama sent no senior officials to Margaret Thatcher or Chris Kyle‘s funerals. Priorities. FOX News reported: The White House says the head of President Obama’s initiative for minority males will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.
  • Petition to Univ. of Maryland Student Entertainment Events to screen the movie "American Sniper"

    04/24/2015 5:19:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    change.org?? ^ | 4/23/15 | Breyer Hillegas
    The movie American Sniper is about a decorated American war hero who served his country valiantly. While we may disagree about the motives and politics of the Iraq War, the movie shows the sacrifice that Chris Kyle made, like so many of his fellow servicemen and women who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country, including numerous University of Maryland alumni. If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown, it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate on the subject and goes directly against the atmosphere the University of Maryland purports to provide. As adults...
  • ‘American Sniper’ derailed by Muslim complaints at University of Maryland

    04/24/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    The University of Maryland joins the University of Michigan in the ranks of educational institutions with an "American Sniper" controversy. Muslim student protests prompted the University of Maryland at College Park to announce the cancellation of the movie about deceased Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. "American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason. This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes," the university's Muslim Students Association said in its petition, Fox News reported Thursday.