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JESSE VENTURA

January 25, 2011 by USA Post 

JESSE VENTURA, James George Janos [1] (born July 15, 1951), better known as Jesse Ventura, is an American politician, 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and radio and Former television host. As a professional wrestler, he is best known for his nickname, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, and tenure in World Wrestling Federation as a fighter and color commentator. In 2004 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame Society.

Minnesota gubernatorial election of 1998, running as a Reform Party member, he was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota and served from January 4, 1999, to January 6, 2003, without seeking a second mandate.

Ventura was born James George Janos in Minneapolis, the son of Bernice Martha (nee Lenz) and William George Janos. His father’s parents were from what is now Slovakia, and his mother was of German origin. [2] Ventura describes himself as Slovak. Ventura [3] (then still using his legal name of Janos) attended the now closed Cooper Elementary School and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis in 1969.

From September 11, 1969, at 10 September 1975, during the Vietnam War, Ventura served in the Navy of the United States. While active duty, Ventura was one of Underwater Demolition Team 12 (UDT). [4] The UDT has been merged with the Navy SEALs in 1983; eight years after Ventura left the Navy.

Bill Salisbury, a lawyer from San Diego and a former Navy SEAL officer accused of Ventura “pretend” to be a seal and says that Ventura would blur an important distinction by claiming to be a gasket when he was actually a man- frog with the UDT. Compared to the teams SEAL, UDT has seen less fighting and took fewer casualties. [5] [6] [7] Subsequently, the governor’s office confirmed that Ventura Ventura has never been a member of the SEALs. His spokesman said that Ventura has never tried to convince people otherwise [5] Ventura said: “Today, we refer to all of us that the seals, that’s all it is. [7].

Ventura has frequently referred to his military career in public statements and debates. [5] [8] [9] He was criticized by hunters and environmentalists for saying in an interview with the Minneapolis StarTribune in April 2001, “Until you hunted men, you do not still hunted. [9] [10]

In January 2002, Ventura, who had never specifically claimed to fight in Vietnam, revealed for the first time he did not see combat. He has not received the Combat Action Ribbon, which was awarded to those who are involved in a shooting or who have been on covert operations or special meeting where the risk of enemy fire was large or expected

In 2010, the Ground Zero Mosque controversy, Ventura argued, “Excuse me, the Constitution says they can do it, it ends there! You can not submit the Constitution to a popularity poll,” in reference to Opposition to the mosque. In a separate interview on CNN, after learning that the victims’ families should be respected, Ventura responded, “But what is the problem? I mean, Timothy McVeigh, I suppose, was a Christian and he did an act of t*rror*sm. Would they then remove all the Christian churches of the World Oklahoma City, because it happened to have been a Christian who is he? You know, this is ridiculous
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse and professional wrestler “Ventura”cherché smack down pat to the Transportation Security Administration’s screening procedures in a complaint filed Monday, claiming they infringe on his” privacy and dignity. ”

According to documents filed in U.S. federal court in Minnesota, Ventura, who has a hip prosthesis made of titanium, having undergone surgery in 2008, must travel frequently for his work as a television personality and therefore is regularly forced to undergo enhanced screening measures that “meets the definition of unlawful sexual assault.”

The trial stems from an incident in November 2010 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport where Ventura has launched one of the metal detectors and was forced to submit to additional controls.

“Jesse Ventura’’EST looking for a smackdown with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on airport security pat value.

The former governor of Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against the TSA and Department of Homeland Security from methods used at checkpoints airport security constitutes unreasonable search and seizure.

Ventura cites an incident at Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport in November, where he said pat-security got too intimate.

In his suit, Ventura, former wrestler pro, said he was taken aside because his hip prosthesis made of titanium-triggered alarms. Rather than being scanned with a wand in hand, he says he was subjected to intrusive than a pat down “exposed him to humiliation and degradation by touching, gripping and rubbing her private parts bodies. “

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