Jesse Ventura goes off the grid "so that the drones can't find me" [VIDEO]

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Ventura on Closing Bell yesterday.
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On Tuesday, Kelly Evans, the host of CNBC's Closing Bell, asked our former governor a simple question. Ventura was calling in to the show via satellite from an undisclosed location south of the border, and Evans wanted to know where, and why.

"I'm off the grid," a bespectacled Ventura answered. "I move about with my TV show so that the drones can't find me and you won't know exactly where I am."

"This isn't a hoax, you're serious?" Evans responded.

Ventura, who's now hosting the show Off the Grid for online network Ora.tv, dodged her question, and while the Closing Bell panel wore increasingly confused smiles, he continued. As long as he has solar power and can reach the satellite, he explained, he's fine.

"I view the United States today much like East Berlin," Ventura said. "And I'm off the grid. I've tried for 20 years to warn the country about the Democrats and Republicans, and nobody's listening."

"I now view the United States from the outside, and I don't like what I see," Ventura said.

He went on to talk about George Bush T-shirts, 800-pound gorillas, and being a job creator. By the end, Evans declared, "I'm almost speechless."

Presenting, via CNBC, the key piece of Ventura's appearance:



Here's more of the segment. For the full clip, check out Mediaite, and for more Jesse, tune into his show Tuesday through Friday at 2 p.m.


-- Tips or comments? Reach Olivia LaVecchia by email or on Twitter at @olavecchia



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Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

Ventura was not a bad governor, but he has been a massive embarrassment since leaving office.  Stuff like this is just one example.

He looks like a slob, and sounds like a lunatic.

TC4L
TC4L

This is an entertainer doing what entertainers do.  When a new show or season is coming up, he goes to tv and radio stations around the Country to promote it such as this clip.  He's not crazy.  He's actually a good self promoter.  Which in turns equals the same amount of $$ in 3 months that most of us make in a decade.  So who's crazy?

Jeannie Stroth
Jeannie Stroth

Just because he strongly apposes drones (which you all should if you knew what your rights were as an American) and takes a stand against something he believes in DOES NOT MEAN HE HAS A MENTAL ILLNESS. Clone Wars. Enough said.

Ryland James Fleming
Ryland James Fleming

Jesse Ventura is a great person. He possesses the courage to tell the truth. Just dismiss him as crazy with your 'expert' opinions. I doubt any of you have the nerve to do what he does.

Chris Beattie
Chris Beattie

This man obviously has a serious mental illness...shame on his friends and family for enabling him..he needs psychological help....sad to see.

Jeremy Bjork
Jeremy Bjork

spotted Jesse in Cabo San Lucas a week and a half ago!

Douglas G. Swenson
Douglas G. Swenson

We think being a "celebrity" is a qualification for public office.

Juliana Christa Berg
Juliana Christa Berg

@Jean he was actually a good governor. Our governors since have been horrible.

Charlie Meyerson
Charlie Meyerson

Oooh, very true, I saw 'Berlin' and jumped the gun. I stand corrected.

Noel Barrick
Noel Barrick

Just an FYI, Godwin's law refers to Nazi's, not communists.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Jesse is far from perfect, but he's so much more awake than most of his detractors it's humorous. Much more progressive than any of you Obama or republican clowns.

Sara Epperhart
Sara Epperhart

Let's see a show of hands....How many will flee to other countries if this Jack-@ss gets back into office!!! He made Minnesota a laughing stock...what would he do to the USA? Stay in Mexico, Please!!!

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

And people really want this guy in office again?

Justin Irvine
Justin Irvine

There is a middle class? When did they comeback?

Jonathon Richter
Jonathon Richter

In order to find you, they have to actually be looking for you Jesse.

Charlie Meyerson
Charlie Meyerson

Godwin's law gets invoked earlier and earlier, nowadays.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

His assumption that clones are out to get him is paranoid.  THAT is mental illness.

I believe you mean OPPOSE, not apposes.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

He isn't courageous and he isn't telling truth to anyone about anything.  He's a crackpot, and an embarrassment to all of us in the state for exploiting stupidity with his conspiracy crap.  I'm almost as ashamed of him as I am of Bachmann.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

No they weren't.  Dayton certainly isn't.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@mingtran  YEAH!    WHEN WILL YOU CLOWNS OPEN YOUR EYES LIKE MING AND ME?     UMMMMMMMMM CAN YOU IDIOT CLOWNS NAME ONE SINGLE BIGGER THREAT THAN JESSE'S TV TO OBAMA?     YOU NO CAN BECAUSE THERE IS NONE!!!!!!    THAT IS WHY THE DRONES WILL SOON KILL JESSE AND YOU CLOWNS STILL DON'T LISTEN TO MING?    ONLY DUMB LIBERAL CLOWNS WOULD SAY JESSE IS SAYING STUPID PARANOID NONSENSE TO PROMOTE A TV SHOW.   ONLY SMART PEOPLE KNOW TRUTH LIKE MING.   JESSE'S SHOW IS THE BEST SHOW EVER AND OBAMA HATES IT.   SOON THE EVIL OF DOCTORS WILL BE EXPOSED!!!!!!!!!   CLOWNS.   YOU ARE ALL CLOWNS.   OBAMA!   FEMA!   UMMMMM BENGHAZI CLOWNS?    IRS!!!!!!  COKE COMMERCIAL?  YOU ARE CRAZY CLOWN!  NOT US!!!!!!!!!

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

The water here has more fluoride in it than usual.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

Nobody wants this guy in office again.  Except him.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

Good one Jonathon -- NO ONE cares where Jesse is.


So, Jesse, you've gone off the grid? Keep going, the further away the better.


mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Your handle should be "Psych Ward Sam"

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran As yours should be "Psych Ward Tran."  Benghaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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