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Sniper’s Widow: Ventura Defamation Suit Should Be Tossed

STARS AND STRIPES | The Navy SEAL widow whom Jesse Ventura is suing asked a judge Thursday to throw out the former governor’s defamation suit involving her late husband’s best-selling book.

Taya Kyle argues that Ventura’s claims “fail as a matter of law” and should be dismissed with what the courts call a summary judgment — a trial on paper.

The two-page request, filed in U.S. District Court, mirrors a similar motion filed last year by her husband, Chris Kyle, which a judge rejected in December.

That same jurist, Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle, will hear Taya Kyle’s motion (judge and defendant are not related) in a hearing in St. Paul on Jan. 30.

Ventura’s suit is tentatively set to go to trial May 1.

The former governor/mayor/Harvard lecturer/pro wrestler/TV host/part-time resident of Mexico sued former SEAL Chris Kyle last year over 22 paragraphs in Kyle’s 448-page memoir, “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.”

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American Veteran News 08.17.13 (61 Stories)

• 7 Charged With Theft in USS Midway Museum Case
• 7 military veterans become U.S. citizens
• 21st Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally
• Alamo Honor Flight makes final salute
• American flags reported stolen in LaPorte County
• As mental health concerns grow, veterans help veterans
• Ashevillel veteran awaiting lifesaving transplant
• Bay Area Marines reunite 10 years after their role in invasion of Iraq
• Capitol Report- Working for Missouri’s Military and Veterans
• Dillsburg to honor World War II heroes
• Evans Hometown Heroes wall honors past and present veterans
• Evansville club raising money for wounded vets this weekend
• Famous Veteran: Ice-T
• Five Star Veterans Center settles lawsuit after gambling probe
• Flap continues over Lejeune health assessment
• Flying coffin glider pilot from WWII gets overdue medal
• Fundraiser For Injured Veterans Ends
• G.A.R. Museum a Springfield gem
• Get All the Veteran’s Benefits You Deserve
• Hampton Bays Veterans Build Friendships Through Monthly Breakfast Meetings
• Heartwarming Annual Wounded Veterans Event Returns Aug. 30
• Helping Vets Get Back to Work
• Indiana ceteran who served in Iraq honored as Hero of the Month
• Lady of Lourdes Medical Center expands services for male veterans
• Life Insurance 101 – Introduction
• Lung cancer screening recommendation could affect DoD, VA care
• Marines Restore Aircraft, Renew Memories
• Muskogee VA Medical Center to participate in Veteran Benefit Day
• New Greenville VA clinic cuts travel, gives vets access to state-of-the-art care
• Obscure memorials, monuments in D.C.
• Patriots Will Dedicate ‘Missing Man Chair’ at Stadium
• Peoria veteran, wife are grateful for groceries
• Planned Ohio home for homeless veterans denied
• Sailors return for 70th birthday of NYC’s Intrepid
• St. Philip’s developing new veterans outreach center
• Tank on permanent display at Carlsbad’s Veterans Park
• The Moving Wall Vietnam memorial comes to Sparta
• Tulsa keeps street name but changes who it honors
• VA to hold welcome home event in Richland
• Veteran fights to fly flags outside home
• Veteran to speak on PTSD in commemoration of 9-11
• Veterans mark Spirit of ’45 Day
• Veteran’s widow due thousands in backpay
• Vietnam vets at Jacksonville convention step up for their homeless brothers
• WWII veteran Lowell G. Freeman to be honored
• WWII Veteran Salute – Ralph Shackelford

Corey E. Garver (Sgt. US Army), 26, Topsham, Waterville, ME, Killed in Afghanistan

Donald J. Melillo, 86, Danbury Conn., WWII Veteran

Harlen Mercer, 95, Barnesville, OH, US Army WWII Veteran

Howard R. Trimble, 87, Georgetown, OH, US Army WWII Veteran

John David Bemis, Sr., 83, Linton, IN, US Army Korean War Veteran

Joseph DeFillipi Sr., 91, Bristol Conn., US Army WWII Veteran

Marvin Price, 81, Chicago, IL, US Coast Guard Veteran

Newell Simmons, 90, Brookfield, MA, WWII, D-Day Veteran

Norman Larson, Rockville, MD, Decorated Army and Navy Veteran, WWII and Korear

Roberto D. Gonzalez; 66, Toledo, OH, Vietnam Veteran

Robert E. Harcarik, 82, Youngstown, OH, US Army and Navy Veteran

Rodney Inberg, 84, Hub City, SD, US Army Pork Chop Hill Survivor (Korean War)

Stanley Szczuka, 86, Salem, MA, US Army WWII Veteran

Wallace Patten, 88, Pontiac, IL, WWII Veteran

William P. Smith Jr., 63, Warrenton, MD, Vietnam Veteran

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Indiana Immigration Bill Survives Challenge in Federal Court

BLOOMBERG | Parts of a 2011 Indiana law cracking down on employment of illegal immigrants survived a challenge in federal court.

Union Benefica Mexicana, a nonprofit group dedicated to northwest Indiana’s Mexican community, didn’t have constitutional standing to bring its lawsuit against the state of Indiana, its governor or its attorney general, U.S. District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio in Hammond said in a decision yesterday.

The organization also failed to show how it’s harmed by the measure’s provisions allowing the state to sue employers for unemployment benefits paid to illegal immigrants and authorizing police to notify immigration officials if they suspect a day worker hasn’t filled out required paperwork, the judge said.


• 6,000-plus Indiana DREAMers have sought lawful status under Obama program – Elkhart Truth

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‘Deferred Action’ Not Lawful Status

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION | In 2010, the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate rejected the 2001 DREAM Act amnesty legislation again. Last year, in cooperation with the illegal alien lobby, President Barack Obama bypassed Congress anddeclared a “temporary” delay in deportation for a group of illegal aliens who can claim to have been illegally brought to the U.S. as children. He calls his administrative amnesty “Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals” or “DACA.”

The illegal alien lobby is now howling in Atlanta streets that illegals who have had their deportations delayed are somehow legal residents. And that in Georgia’s universities, they are eligible for the rights and privileges of citizens and legal immigrants who obeyed the law.

The truth is that, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website, “deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status.” The White House blog also makes it clear that the DACA process “does not provide lawful status or a pathway to permanent residence or citizenship.”


• DACA It’s ‘Not A Long Term Solution’ – HUFFINGTON POST

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Newspaper Editorial: Cleveland Police Should Return Gun to Concealed Carry Permit Holder

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Will Upstate NY Cops, Sheriffs Enforce Gun Control Laws?

NORTH COUNTRY PUBLIC RADIO | New York’s tough gun law, known as the SAFE Act, was pushed through last January by Governor Andrew Cuomo, winning support from the Democratic Assembly and the Republican-controlled Senate.

Over the last six months, however, political opposition to the law has grown, especially in upstate counties where gun ownership is popular. A growing number of law enforcement officials, especially county sheriffs, now say they’re deeply troubled by the law, which bans assault rifles and large ammunition clips. Some officers say they won’t actively enforce the SAFE Act.

Sheriff David Favro sits in a conference room at the Clinton County Jail – which serves as his department’s headquarters – and makes it clear that he thinks the New York SAFE Act needs to go.
“The SAFE Act has been a train wreck since it started,” he says.

The SAFE Act, passed earlier this year on a bipartisan vote and signed by Governor Cuomo, established some of the toughest gun control laws in the US.

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Getting Started in 3-Gun Matches

DC GUNS & GEAR | People who participate in 3-Gun matches are dedicated to their sport. They invest a significant amount of money in their equipment to compete. As a non-competitive shooter, getting started in any competition is an intimidating experience. Apprehension is the result of not understanding the equipment needs and various divisions, scoring and rules of matches.

Equipment needs

When looking into the equipment needs for participating in a 3-Gun match, I realized this is probably one of the most equipment-intensive shooting sports in existence. This obviously has to do with the fact that the sport involves 3 guns, and each gun has its own unique equipment needs. Unless new shooters are able to borrow equipment, they’ll have to purchase some of it. The prices on equipment vary greatly. If the shooter is simply interested in competing for leisure, lower-end equipment can be purchased or borrowed. For those shooters who believe they will be seriously competing, they may want to invest in higher-quality weapons and gear.

The basic gear that is needed to participate in a 3-Gun match includes:

• Gun belt
• Holster (that covers the trigger of the gun) and magazine pouches
• Shotgun and rifle caddies
• Handgun (most competitors use a 9mm because it has less recoil and its magazines can hold more rounds)
• Rifle (an AR is common)
• Shotgun (most competitors use a 12-gauge with a barrel length of 20-22 inches)
• Sling for the shotgun and rifle
• Optics for the rifle (it is recommended to purchase a scope that starts at a 1X power)
• Range bags and gun cases


• 3 AR-style rifles ready for 3-gun – DC GUNS & GEAR

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SEIU Leader Brags About Their ILLEGAL Alien Members and Their Need for More

BREITBART | Eliseo Medina, the International Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), freely and unashamedly admitted that his union has members who are illegal immigrant workers.

Medina made the comments in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News at a rally for immigration reform attended by hundreds of people in Bakersfield, California.

Medina gave no indication that he thought there was anything wrong with violating U.S. immigration law, and said the country needed comprehensive immigration reform because workers who are in the country illegally fear legal consequences such as being arrested or deported.

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Rubio Thinks He Can Repair Damage to His Presidential Prospects After His Betrayal of Conservative America Supporting Amnesty

TAMPA BAY TIMES | As he moves across Florida this week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is keeping two schedules.

The public one, where he tells friendly, pro-business crowds what he sees as the dangers of Obamacare. And the invite-only one, where he seeks to reconnect with grass roots conservative activists who have questions — and some outrage — over his involvement in immigration reform.

It’s a two-step plan designed to repair Rubio’s image, which has taken a beating in recent months, darkening the glow of his 2016 presidential prospects.


• Rubio Immigration Push Has Party Seeking Others for 2016 – BLOOMBERG

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Crime Is Reason Enough to Be Careful About Amnesty Bills

NEWSBUSTERS | What do the murder of a 93-year-old woman in South Omaha, Nebraska, and the repeated rape of a 13-year-old girl in Austin, Texas, have in common? Both crimes were committed by people who are in this country illegally and should be deported — along with all other illegal immigrants — before a proposed bill in Congress would give them amnesty and allow them to “come out of the shadows” to become American citizens.

That’s the position taken by Graham Ledger, conservative host of the weeknight program The Daily Ledger, which airs at 8 p.m. on the One America News Network. The Emmy Award-winning news reporter has an interesting motto: “Even when I’m wrong, I’m right.”

Ledger called the alleged criminals “scum” and “animals” during recent segments in his program called “Final Thoughts,” when the newsman provides his perspective on a news story of interest.

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GOP Whip Mccarthy: Secure Border Before We Talk About Amnesty

BREITBART | House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) states on his congressional website that no amnesty should be granted to any illegal immigrants.“As a nation founded by immigrants, we should to continue embrace the individuals who wait in line and come to the United States legally to work hard and contribute to our society,” McCarthy writes on the page titled “Immigration” on his official House of Representatives website.

“However, we should not provide any amnesty that would benefit those who defy our laws and enter the United States illegally,” it continues. “In order to reduce the number of illegal immigrants in our country, we must enforce the laws that already exist. In order to do this, we must secure our border by using both physical as well as electronic barriers. We should also ensure that illegal immigrants are not receiving any of the benefits that are reserved for American Citizens.”

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US Border Security Data Not Reliable, Government Reports Show

FOX NEWS | Despite Washington spending billions of taxpayer dollars on efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, two internal government reports reveal there is no clear way of gauging whether any of it is actually working.

Backing up reporting from Fox News earlier this year, the reports from the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Research Service show the Department of Homeland Security lacks an accurate barometer to measure the success of ramped-up efforts to curtail illegal crossings.

The DHS and the Obama administration typically tout the number of apprehensions of people coming in illegally as their gauge for success. But those numbers, analysts warn, are open to interpretation and don’t necessarily show whether an increase or decrease is due to immigration trends, economic shifts, enforcement policies or all of the above.

“Apprehensions data are imperfect indicators of illegal flows because they exclude two important groups when it comes to unauthorized migration: aliens who successfully enter and remain in the United States … and aliens who are deterred from entering the United States,” Marc Rosenblum, immigration policy specialist at CRS, wrote in his May report. “Thus, analysts do not know if a decline in apprehensions is an indicator of successful enforcement, because fewer people are attempting to enter, or of enforcement failures, because more of them are succeeding.”

The report said recent drops in illegal immigration can likely be attributed to a combination of enforcement and the economic downturn in the U.S., “though the precise share of the decline attributable to enforcement is unknown.”

To OOV Contributor, Dean G., for this Story.

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UFO Filmed by Denver News Station

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Open-Carrying Army Veteran Gets $15,000 Settlement After Bellingham Cop Detains Him at Gunpoint

BELLINGHAM HERALD | BELLINGHAM – A retired U.S. Army master sergeant reached a $15,000 settlement with the city of Bellingham after a police officer detained him at gunpoint because he carried a holstered pistol in a city park.

As part of the agreement, the police department must train its officers and 911 dispatchers how to avoid a similar incident in the future.

On the morning of Dec. 19, 2011, John Laigaie III, who served 35 years in the military, went to Bloedel-Donovan Park to walk his dogs.

Three buildings in the park had just been tagged with graffiti, and Laigaie told a parks employee that he’d be willing to paint over the tags. Police needed to take photos first, however, so Laigaie headed out of the park. Near the parking lot, a police officer approached Laigaie about the CZ-82 9mm pistol holstered on his right hip.

“Are you wearing a gun, sir?” asked Officer Allen Bass, according to a complaint for damages posted on the Lustick Law Firm’s website. (The complaint was never formally filed, and the potential lawsuit never made it to court.)

“Yes, I am, aren’t you?” Laigaie replied.

Bass informed him, incorrectly, that guns are illegal in a city park.

“‘Excuse me, you’re wrong,'” Laigaie recalled saying. “Then, boom, (Bass’) gun came out.”

In Washington, an “open-carry” state, law-abiding citizens can carry firearms in most public spaces. Schools, courthouses and bars are among the handful of exceptions. But guns are allowed in parks.

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