James Yeager Is A Tool

And apparently if you call him a coward to his face he would “break your fucking back” (3:55):

Yea whatever tough guy, go put some more photographers down range.  I really have no opinion on his actions in Iraq, because frankly I don’t really even understand 100% of what’s going on in that Edinburgh Risk video in question anyways.

Here are two solid reasons why James Yeager Is A Douchebag:

  1. Putting photographers down range is retarded. Don’t even bother trying to convince me otherwise.
  2. The “I’m tough and I swear, fuck you if you don’t like it” attitude is so junior high alpha male.  No one is impressed.

Interesting marketing plan though… talk shit on the internet to piss people off and then people with blogs post about it and forums shit a brick over it.  *slow clap*

He really needs to see a doctor about that shoulder roll… I swear it’s getting worse.   Just to put it out there, I’m concerned.

Basically the only thing in that video that James Yeager and I agree on is that Kenny Powers is a great TV show character.

Thoughts?

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Josh March 24, 2012 at 12:21 am

If think if you don’t curse like a sailor and y-y-you don’t sound like Billy Bob Thornton crossed with P-p-p-porky the Pig, then y-y-y-you shouldn’t be carrying a gun. B-de-b-de-b-de, that’s all folks.

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JWhite March 24, 2012 at 12:21 am

” im a full grown man i carry a gun I do what the fuck I want to”

Yeah… *golf clap* well said brother, well said.

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Nate March 26, 2012 at 11:49 am

That’s the mature attitude that we, as the pro-gun crowd, want representing us. That is exactly the type A personalities that the anti-gun agenda likes to splash all over the evening news, especially in light of recent events in FL. Act like a professional, since that’s what he claims to be.

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David April 17, 2013 at 07:47 am

Who gives a rats ass what the liberals think?Why should we care?They obviously dont care what we think and no matter what we do they’re gonna hate it anyway.

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ozwald March 24, 2012 at 12:25 am

if you’re a professional anything, you shouldn’t be allowed to say the word “haters.”

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Frank March 25, 2012 at 01:17 pm

Especially if you’re on roids.

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ManuelMurder March 24, 2012 at 12:27 am

Is that a extra small shirt? Instead of trying to be ”alpha male” and threatening to ‘fucking break peoples back’ (you represent the law enforcement community so well) He should be shopping in the mans section and not the jr high dbag section.

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Miguel March 24, 2012 at 12:28 am

“He really needs to see a doctor about that shoulder roll”

Have you ever heard of Dry Firing? He invented Dry Drawing.

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ENDO-Mike March 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

haha dry drawing! No kidding.

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bryce March 24, 2012 at 12:31 am

What a narcissistic d-bag

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Jimmy March 24, 2012 at 12:34 am

You just know Jeager’s google alert on his name sent him a notification email the second this was posted. He’s probably going to buy another tight Ed Hardy shirt tomorrow and swear at the clerk to celebrate.

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settles March 26, 2012 at 07:21 pm

Kinda goes with the Youtube Gun-Guy territory doesnt it? And for that matter the “gun-show commando” thing? The weird thing about the gun crowd is that we pick ouselves apart. We all have our own douchebag relatives, right? hahahaha.

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Owensolid March 24, 2012 at 12:34 am

I’m sure James is aware that Boa Constrictors do not have cocks, instead they have creepy little claws next to their vagina like opening:
“The boa constrictor has appendages resembling claws on each side of its vent (genital opening). They are the remnants, or vestiges, of the hind limbs inherited form the boa\s lizard-like ancestors. The appendages are generally larger in males than females and are thought to be used by the male to stimulate the female to mate.”
http://www.wonderclub.com/Wildlife/reptiles/BoaConstrictor.html

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ENDO-Mike March 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm

James Yeager definitely knows that, he has a IQ in the 99th percentile according to what he said in the video. *eye roll* haha

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Steve069 March 24, 2012 at 01:11 am

“I have a cock like a boa-constrictor”.

Nicely put.

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DaveP. March 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Um…floppy, smelly, and covered with scales?

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Flippy May 1, 2013 at 07:43 am

Shut your whore mouth.

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Flippy May 1, 2013 at 07:41 am

I have a cock like #9 linguini. Just saying.

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Chris March 24, 2012 at 01:20 am

Haha. I love how he subtly (or not so subtly, your call) encourages steroid use, and then rages out.

I have one thing to say, to you, Mr. Yeager – you mad bro?

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DanTheViking March 24, 2012 at 01:29 am

@3:10
“WAAAAAAAAH! EVERYONE WHO DOESN’T LIKE ME IS A FAT LOSER WHO LIVES WITH HIS MOM AND IS A VIRGIN LOSER! WAAAAAAAH!”

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Al T. March 24, 2012 at 07:33 am

Clownshoes yet once again. He has out run his headlights.

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Linoge March 24, 2012 at 08:34 am

I am not sure about “coward”, but I would be more than happy to call him a “self-absorbed, unsafe, narcissistic asshole” to his face, and if that results in him being put in jail (which he hopefully would be should he decide to assault me for my words), then that would stop him from endangering photographers’ lives, and I can live with that.

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ENDO-Mike March 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

+1 to that!

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David April 17, 2013 at 07:51 am

I’m not a big fan either,but why not be a man and back your words up instead of calling the police?There are consequences to your words as well as actions.

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Ryan January 21, 2014 at 01:33 am

Agreed David

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Bear March 24, 2012 at 09:08 am

He’s kind of an idiot. Just kind of.

The professional way to deal with hate mail is to ignore it.

And yeah the comment about being an adult who carries a gun and does what he wants…that makes it sound like compensation and a very immature stance.

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wat? March 24, 2012 at 09:25 am

I’m a man! I’m 40!

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cowboy117 October 31, 2012 at 04:12 pm

At least Mike Gundy was standing up for what he believed. This is just some dude raging on YouTube.

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spencer wade March 24, 2012 at 09:59 am

wow he sucks. you shouldnt use a gun if you can’t or don’t like to hear swearing. ok. i didnt know swearing and shooting had to be done together. turkey season is april 16 and just before I gun one down Im going to scream “mother fucker!” and someone needs to send him an email and remind him that there is always someone bigger badder and smarter. The tatoo is dumb. congrats you now have a perm. ed hardy t-shirt. Your gonna be regreting your mid-life crisis ( you should have just bought a motorcycle.)

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45er March 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

Does he realize the group of people he is referring to? Someone coined the phrase “Samuel Colt made them equal” for a reason. Generally, I wouldn’t call anyone anything to their face because that’s considered escalation and since I am always carrying, that would generally be illegal. However, if someone tried to “break my back” I guess I would have to respond accordingly. What a D-BAG. The irony of making an empty threat on the internet to criticism on the internet must be lost on him. Beat your chest, Gorilla. We all know it’s a bluff. “Hold me back! Hold me back!” Oh wait, this is still just the internet.

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jpcmt March 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

bowling pin with a vagina just keeps popping in my head. pretty funny stuff. but on the serious, he’s reminding me of that zimmerman dude who decided to murder the 17 year old kid in florida..same exact “i gotta kill somebody cuz i’m a badass grown man with a gun” attitude zimmerman has/had. this dude is a friggen dangerous loon. he should be declared mentally defective and disarmed to be honest.

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SPC Fish March 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm

zimmerman didnt murder anyone. he killed the 17 year old kid when he was attacked.

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Josh March 24, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Right…

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David April 17, 2013 at 07:55 am

How can you pretend to know what the attitude Zimmerman had?Maybe you need to back off on believing everything the liberals,biased MSM tells you sir.

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Lowe May 14, 2013 at 04:02 pm

May we should ALL back off from believing ANYTHING we’re told.

Liberal/Conservative?? Bullsh*t.

Evolve into a free-thinker, friends. They’re ALL lying to us.

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Andy in West Haven March 24, 2012 at 10:35 am

If he’s willing to put photographers in harm’s way then I guess a willingness to go to prison over a verbal insult isn’t out of the question. Clearly the man isn’t mentally capable of taking criticism. Or much else for that matter.

And mister Yeager, if you are reading this, I will be at SHOT next year and I will call you something far more appropriate to your face.

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David April 17, 2013 at 07:59 am

Wow,do you not realize your doing the same damn thing he did?You’re responding to someone on the internet w/ your idle threats also.Grow up people!

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Secret Squirrel March 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I liked him better when he was portly and not all Ed-Hardy-ed up.

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Jim P. March 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I made it through about four minutes. He isn’t worth the waste of any more of my time.

Putting a live person downrange is stupidity. I have as yet to see any range (especially tactical) that puts targets in both the front and back of you that you have to do live fire at. A paintball or airsoft range, yes. But those are a different concept.

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kfg March 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hey, so long as the supply of retarded photographers lasts, it works.

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v March 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

i can only quote from his ‘big brother’ (sorta kinda maybe) “dip dunk pus-nuts no-load braindead” etc etc etc…
only ever glanced at one of his vids, would never watch another for any reason short of his self-immolation…

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Gun Shy Tourist March 24, 2012 at 03:30 pm

I don’t know much about the man. Personally, I prefer the ‘quiet professional’ approach. Mileage may vary.

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Josh March 24, 2012 at 04:18 pm

Quiet and professional tend to go hand in hand. As do loud and douchebag.

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dave w March 24, 2012 at 06:56 pm

very true

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Nate March 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

A good reason why his name will never be used in the same breath as a Chris Costa or a Todd Haley.

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cowboy117 October 31, 2012 at 07:14 pm

Or Louis Awerbuck, or Pat Rogers

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Chris February 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Todd Haley the football coach? Just screwing with you, but it’s probably Travis Haley that you were thinking about.

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Grimr March 26, 2012 at 05:24 pm

Unless you mean professional salesman, which he is, in which case loud and douchebag go hand in hand. Remember this guy gave up one profession (hired gun) for another (personal trainer).

He’s selling a brand to an audience, and I’d venture to say he knows his audience.

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kfg March 26, 2012 at 05:36 pm

“he knows his audience.”

People who do not (quite possibly because they won’t) read Marc MacYoung.

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SGB March 24, 2012 at 05:00 pm

He’s a joke. I’d stand in his face and tell him so, no sweat. And he wouldn’t do anything because he’s a pretender. The guy has wannabe written all over his face and actions and my guess is what he throws out as insults probably reflects how he looks at himself. He’s a boy in an adult world.

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David April 17, 2013 at 08:02 am

yet your to full of yourself to realize your making the same kinda idle threats you accuse him of?You two are a lot alike.

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Church March 24, 2012 at 05:46 pm

“With a bag of cheetos and an orange dick.” -hahaha!! This guy is unbelievable!

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mmasse March 24, 2012 at 08:42 pm

He is just jealous because the roids have left him impotent.

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Josh March 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm

And the gene pool breathes a sigh of relief

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kosherbacon March 24, 2012 at 09:17 pm

He kind’ve looks like Buck Angel.

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Will March 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Atleast he admits Costa has a better beard….

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Josh March 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Regarding him being called a coward he says: “there’s a few guys that started this because they did not shine in a good light in an altercation.” Hello? It’s you who didn’t shine in a good light in an altercation. And it should be, “there ARE a few guys.” Fucking 99th percentile IQ… uh huh. That IQ thing is fucking hilarious. The fact that he says it’s been tested between 128 and 170-something is a great indication that he clicked on one of those things on the internet where they ask you 20 questions and claim to tell you your IQ. I’ll tell him what I think of him; I won’t go to shot show, but I’ll tell him at a MENSA convention – I’m sure he’ll be there.

If here were even reasonably intelligent, he would realize that a good number of people that don’t like him are people that were actually able to get into the military and serve in high-speed units like I’m sure he imagines himself in as he watches himself in the mirror masturbating. I looked at his youtube page and the earliest videos from five years ago – he is a fat fuck – he looks like he’d be the shame of the motor pool – not somebody you’d want out in the field with you.

To Mr Yeager:

Hey dickhole, I don’t live in my mom’s basement, I don’t play video games, and I don’t eat Cheetos. I’m one of the people who volunteered to serve my country, went overseas, and exchanged direct fire with the enemy. I performed my duties honorably – much more so than a fat cop who decided there was money to be made as a civilian contractor and who then folded when the shit hit the fan.

What makes this country great (one of the things) are the men and women who have the mental and intestinal fortitude to volunteer for military service, complete the training for it, and wake up every morning to put on the uniform of our United States. What detracts from what they do is douchebags like you, who thinks because some police department accepted them that they must me John J. Fucking Rambo, and then end up as a civilian contractor who clearly has no place being in that situation.

Mr. Yeager, it’s good that you’re nowhere near as smart as you think you are. As much as I’d like you to realize how sad an pathetic you are (as most of us in this forum realize), there’s a more compassionate part of me that realizes that it would be too catastrophic to your obviously fragile ego. I’m not certain what the future holds for you, but I’m certain it will be nothing worth mentioning.

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ManuelMurder March 25, 2012 at 05:05 pm

You win the internet.. You win lol this comment +1000

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Nate March 26, 2012 at 11:58 am

Josh, thank you for your service and thank you for these comments.

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CG-23 Sailor January 13, 2013 at 02:19 am

Being A Veteran myself with a large portion of my family in Law Enforcement, to include an 11 year Veteran Senior Investigator… I would call into question this asshole’s Law Enforcement credentials as well as his being a Stolen Valor Loser. From all indications he was a newb Cop in a tiny rinky dink department, Mayberry with attitude.
The sort of dick other Cops hate because they create the bad rep people shower on all cops.

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Jordan March 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Thats it, we must stop the madness! I support Invisible Photographers! #Yeager2012 (too soon?)

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Craig March 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

Well, the first 3:57 of the video represents approximately four minutes of my life I will never get back.

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SG March 25, 2012 at 10:37 am

This guy is a loser.

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JonMac March 25, 2012 at 04:36 pm

I love the Hot Fuzz reference! (Have you ever fired two pistols while jumping through the air yelling ‘aaaaah’?).

What an interesting fellow he is.

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Vhyrus March 25, 2012 at 09:39 pm

I see this douche canoe almost every time I open a new gun mag and it makes me want to burn down a Barnes & Noble every single time.

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Andy from CT March 26, 2012 at 10:23 am

A “cock like a boa constrictor”

It is scaly and coils around animals???

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sarclmbr March 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

Wowzers…and I thought he was a d-bag before that video…

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RWC March 26, 2012 at 02:14 pm

Well, I did laugh at the bag of cheetos with an orange dick comment.

Other that that, waste of time. Spot on with the middle school alpha-male comment.

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settles March 26, 2012 at 07:23 pm

Yeah, guy is a tool. But, he’s our tool. At least he isn’t one of those “I support your right to own gun for hunting….” guys. Kinda like having a retarded cousin. He might be a retard, but he’s our retard. that’s just my $.02

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032125 March 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

This is where people throw out such arguments as “but he makes “the community” look bad” arguments, or “he’s training people wrong and is going to get someone killed” arguments.

I seriously doubt that he will ever be used as a political football by Nancy Pelosi (a gross overestimation of his popular exposure) and I doubly doubt that many of his adherents will ever face live fire. Those who do may or may not win, but it is astronomically unlikely that you could ever reasonably causally connect a lost gunfight to a technique learned in this guy’s class. People who are shot at for a living aren’t likely getting all or even most of their training from Sgt Shoulder here.

And you are right, I’d rather have this guy next to me in a gunfight than Barney Frank or Joe Biden.

P.S. The cameramen are adults, let them assess their own risks.

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Murdoc March 29, 2012 at 06:41 pm

Buck Angel is a firearms instructor?

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settles March 29, 2012 at 06:56 pm

Ho Lee Shit. That almost made me spit beer all over my laptop. Congratulations, Sir. That is hilarious!

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Thomas M. March 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Like Gabe Suarez whose critics constantly assail him, he (James Yeager) continues to laugh all the way to the bank. Because of this thread how many more people will know about him and his training school. Odds are this thread will generate a few more eyeballs on his website or on his gear store website. Which will probably put money in his pocket.

If you really hate people…don’t talk about them.

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ENDO-Mike March 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

If people like what he’s doing, and find out about him through my blog then I guess I’m doing my job. Like they say “there’s no such thing as bad publicity”. James Yeager the person, and James Yeager the instructor really aren’t for me but there are obviously people out there that like his style. I know he will do fine financially, whether or not I choose to post about him.

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USMC/LAPD/Grunt April 1, 2012 at 04:14 pm

The 5 minutes I spent watching, is 5 minutes I can never get back. If I watched any more than that, I would have suck started my gun!

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Randy May 5, 2012 at 12:13 am

Fuck you guys, James provides good information, and thanks for the photo.

“Eat shit haters…”

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Jim P. May 5, 2012 at 08:19 am

We don’t hate Yeager. Our problem is with his attitude.

“He who knows best knows how little he knows” — Thomas Jefferson

We also consider him unsafe and a danger to others. He places live camera people down range of the firing line. Show me the commercial, public, police, or military range where you can have anyone in front of the fire line without special circumstances. Apparently he does it on a regular basis.

Also watch some of his videos. We question the value and quality of his training techniques.

It isn’t hate — it is combination disappointment, resistance to bullying, and questioning everything.

We don’t want to give anti-gunners to have any ammunition, he sometimes provides it.

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Josh May 5, 2012 at 02:40 pm

“Eat shit haters…”

What the hell does eating people who hate shit accomplish?

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MFH1957 July 11, 2012 at 09:37 am

How can someone call you a coward? I don’t know you, but I won’t call you a coward. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with the same respect, unless they prove themselves undeserving and even then it has to be proven to me.

Thanks for serving.

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Chris August 22, 2012 at 07:50 pm

Funny how all of you talk so much shit about this guy over the internet and yet you won’t say it to his face as he said you wouldn’t. Only further illustrates his point of what a bunch of damn pussies you are.

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ENDO-Mike August 22, 2012 at 07:52 pm

Given the chance I damn well would say my two above points to his face, and then he would proceed to make it rain 100s all around me and continue to not give a shit.

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Chris August 22, 2012 at 07:54 pm

Yeah, everyone can talk tough over the internet. Well please, if you see Mr. Yeager at a convention, please say something (with a video camera,) cause I’d LOVE to see the outcome ha ha.

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ENDO-Mike August 22, 2012 at 07:56 pm

hahah if you actually think he would be stupid enough to hit me or something on camera that’s priceless. He would be fucked, because his entire life would change in that split second… I think he’s smarter than that. That said, i’m sure he would use his operator skills to come kill me in my sleep later that night. :P

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Robert S September 14, 2012 at 04:27 am

Yes, I do think he is that stupid. He has proved he is in the past.

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Keelaar August 26, 2012 at 09:43 am

I came across his video “1911s suck” and made a few comments on the video that were not critical of him personaly but taking issue with it his point. However the comments have to be approved by the poster. Well needless to say none of my comments were posted. I guess any well thought out response that may pose an argument to his position won’t be allowed. I really wonder why he is so worried about people calling him a coward. Sure it’s a big insult but when you become a public figure people are going to call you everything under the sun. I think James needs to cut back on the caffiene.

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Faawrenchbndr September 11, 2012 at 04:35 pm

You REALLY need to research this “coward’s” back ground!

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Faawrenchbndr September 11, 2012 at 04:34 pm

Yeager does know how to run & hide in a ditch!
That’s about the only thing he is good at!

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Boyd crowder September 12, 2012 at 07:18 pm

Man, you’re just pathetic. Just about every other noobie butt kisser has now figured out that Yeager is a fraud. Congrats, you’re he last one who doesn’t know.

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Robert S September 14, 2012 at 04:18 am

Your singled out because your an ass .

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Josh September 20, 2012 at 03:49 pm

This guy is the king of the douchebags. I can’t believe there’s anyone out there anywhere who would listen to an obnoxious rant like this and then pay good money to “train” with him. What a fucking moron. I had to stop the video at 7:25 after he said that “mind of a scientist, body of Rambo, cock like a boa constrictor” bullshit.

Hey, James “The Teet” Yeager — there’s an old saying that goes: Those who know do not talk, and those who talk do not know. You just go ahead and keep running your fucking mouth, and milking the money out of the pathetic twats who are stupid enough to listen, you fucking redneck waste of life.

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dg September 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

good fuck vid….right to the point

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ButtercupSprinkles September 22, 2012 at 09:34 pm

Watching this video, and hearing what he is saying, sets off so many alarms about this guy. I’m no head doctor, but, in my 21 years of LE, and 23 years of active duty and reserve service, I’ve learned a thing or 2 about sizing people up. This gentleman has some serious personality disorder issues. He has some serious maturity issues. He sounds like a teenager, talking trash, and making threats to assault people that don’t like him. He is unprofessional in his manners and speech. I’ve seen his bio, and his background is sketchy, at best. I especially like how hung-up he is on being called a coward.

I wouldn’t give this clown the time of day.

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Billyap October 20, 2012 at 08:26 am

This clown is nothing more than a glory hound and a warrior wannabe. The fact is he is the factor behind the deaths of 3 of his teammates in Iraq because he did not take the trouble of familiarizing himself with a stick shift car. When it came to the real test, he failed miserably – regardless of whether he ran away or just jumped into a ditch, leaving his teammates in the kill zone. Everyone can rest assure that no PMC will employ him and no bodyguard company will want him. And this barking dog will still not stop barking on You Tube. He just loves the limelight to portray himself as a maestro of firearms and tactics.
I attended his HRCC (small unit tactics) course and when we were cleaning our AKs, I just mentioned offhand that I was a Chinese Singaporean and this fucked-up piece of shit would not stop bashing me from being a communist to saying that the triads sent me here – here as in the US of A. BTW, what were you (yes, that’s you asshole Yeager) trying to say in my face about the iron curtain when I was going into the shower and politely telling the rest of the students the curtains would be drawn so they may use the washbasin. (For the rest of you who did not waste your time attending his school, his HRCC has a max of 12 students staying at his basement with 1 shower and 2 washbasins to go around.)
I’m glad that I have also attended many other schools and many of those instructors have never heard of you. So it seems you have to continue appearing on You Tube to sell Tactical Response. And you’re welcome to explain to everybody about all the offensive things you said to me about my ethnic background eg you can always say I’m not much of a man if I can’t take those insults or whatever other bullshit you have from your immature brain.
One more thing. When your team runs into an ambush which is only 30-50 yards away with nothing in between eg a jungle, your team would be better off running into the ambush, not bound away from it.
You’re welcome to give any obnoxious or degrading replies to my posts

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David April 17, 2013 at 08:15 am

If you’re a communist then you deserved what you got crybaby.

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bazetthound October 24, 2012 at 02:06 pm

James Yeager is just like that guy “Farva” in the movie “Super Troopers”.

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Marksiwel October 24, 2012 at 08:39 pm

Haters gonna hate. I like Yeager.

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Boyd Crowder November 30, 2012 at 06:05 pm

Caution, dude. People will dismiss you as a noob when you say that. Those who know what they’re doing, know that Yeager is a tool.

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CJ November 12, 2012 at 08:03 am

On one YouTube this bozo claims he has been tested for his IQ and it ranges from 127 to 170. On another YouTube he comes to the conclusion that shooters who insist on using .40 caliber pistols have small penises. Would you waste your money attending this coward’s school?

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Boyd Crowder November 30, 2012 at 06:04 pm

Yeah, then in the next sentences he makes glaring and basic grammatical errors. :-)

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Heather November 30, 2012 at 01:57 pm

Well, he’s apparently doing something right. He has more students than any other training company and is making plenty of money doing it. Keep posting videos of him though. There are plenty of people who will watch this video and not share your hatred. They will go see who he is and may like him and take a class. I’m sure he loves the free publicity. Really, you’re helping him not hurting him. On a side note. I have yet to see anyone actually call Yeager a coward to his face. If anyone does please make sure to get a video of it. I’d love to see.

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Boyd Crowder November 30, 2012 at 06:03 pm

I’ll bet you $1,000 to you/my favorite charity that Yeager is bankrupt within 18 months. He’s too stupid, to prone to shoot himself in the nuts, to not go broke.

Here is where he lacks good business sense. When you go out of your way to gratuitously piss people off, one day when you’re in a rough spot (and we all get there in business) and going down in flames, those whom you summarily pissed off will go out of their way to throw a can of gas on the flames.

Yeager has hundreds of people who want him to fail, some of whom have the financial means and connections to enhance the chances of that happening.

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David April 17, 2013 at 08:19 am

I agree Heather.They call him a coward but dont know what went down in Iraq.In fact the other people in his crew said he performed his job bravely.There is nothing in the video that shows him being a coward.These children here are doing the same things they are pissed about Yeager doing in his video except they are jumping in w/ the big group of bullies like a coward would in a school yard fight.

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Josh November 30, 2012 at 02:19 pm

Heather — If you learn to read, I’m sure you’ll see that there’s almost no one in this thread calling him a coward. We are all calling him a loudmouthed douchebag, but not necessarily a coward. The fact that he was over there in theater at all means he’s not a coward, and no one who has probably never been in combat or taken fire themselves has any right to say anything at all about his performance. But the guy is an arrogant, loudmouthed tool with a clinically insane ego problem and more personal insecurity than can be accurately measured. His rumored cowardice isn’t the problem for me — it’s his fucking arrogant attitude. Look at Chris Kyle — a Navy SEAL sniper with hundreds of confirmed kills in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he is humble and unassuming when in fact if he wanted to act like an arrogant, braying jackass he would have every right. It would take a thousand James Yeagers to measure up to one Chris Kyle, and yet Yeager is the one with the toolbag attitude like he’s been there done that and his shit doesn’t stink. What a fucking joke. And just because he has a lot of students doesn’t mean shit — there is no shortage of morons like you out there who enable mouthy assholes like Yeager to nurture his ego by building a cult around his obnoxious personality. All it takes is some targeted marketing and attention getting antics and people like you come out of the woodwork, cash in hand, ready to believe anything. One of the great things I love about America, there are plenty of idiots with money to spend.

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Heather November 30, 2012 at 04:18 pm

I’m not sure why you called me a moron seeing as I am just some words on a computer screen and you know nothing about me. Also, Yeager does have an ego problem and is narcissistic but I have never heard him say that he isn’t. I’m pretty sure that he’d actually agree with everyone in the fact that he is egotistical and narcissistic. However, I’m a little more concerned with the man that made this. I looked into it a bit and noticed that he has multiple accounts and bashes Yeager in more than one of them. Yeager may be an egotistical asshole but at least he doesn’t take this much time out of his day to be so petty as to make blogs and/or whole websites that are meant just for bashing a certain instructor. If someone doesn’t like Yeager then don’t spend your money with him. Don’t be so petty as to make an entire website or blog bashing his name and call people stupid for spending their money with him. His being egotistical has nothing to do with his teaching skills or how intelligent he is like so many have tried stating. If you really wanted people to find somewhere else to spend their money there is a much better way of doing it rather than posting hateful remarks on something like this where only other people who hate Yeager come to join in on the big ‘ol circle jerk that’s going on here. I feel as though this man should spend more time promoting his own company rather than bashing others. He’d probably be a bit more successful and find that he would be a little too busy to make videos dedicated to speaking badly of others. But ya know, I’m just a moron who is trying to nurture Yeager’s ego so what do i know. Also, Michael Bartley, last time I checked slander is illegal.

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ENDO-Mike November 30, 2012 at 04:22 pm

Huh?

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Josh December 1, 2012 at 01:07 pm

Actually smart girl, “slander” refers to oral defamation; when it’s written it’s “libel.”

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JMan January 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

She was reading it out loud!

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David April 17, 2013 at 08:22 am

I agree 100%,Oh yeah,maybe Josh should follow his own advice and go back and read because he was called a coward by many people here.

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Heather November 30, 2012 at 04:45 pm

Do you need me to explain the meaning of slander? One who doesn’t even know the meaning of slander surely has no room to call another man retarded.

slan·der/ˈslandər/
Noun:
The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation.

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ENDO-Mike November 30, 2012 at 04:54 pm

You obviously specialize in bird law.

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Josh December 1, 2012 at 01:08 pm

Bird law in this country is not governed by reason.

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Heather November 30, 2012 at 05:28 pm

What you are doing is illegal. The picture alone that you have photo-shopped of Yeager’s face on a body and put “Yeager Approved” on is fraud. You could be sued for that if Yeager really wanted to waste his time with you. You can act like it’s no big deal and pick fun by calling it “bird law” but it is in fact the law.

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ENDO-Mike November 30, 2012 at 05:29 pm

Cool story.

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dave w November 30, 2012 at 05:41 pm

call the internetz police, i think the number is whine-one-one.

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Boyd Crowder November 30, 2012 at 05:54 pm

No, it’s clearly not illegal. Yeager has made himself a “public figure” and that makes the threshold for slander/libel very very high. Additionally, Yeager could never prove damages.

Someone suggest Youtube look into the rumor that he inflates his view numbers, against YouTube policy.

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Heather November 30, 2012 at 05:50 pm

I’ll no longer waste my time with you Mr. Bartley. Hope all is well in Minnesota.

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ENDO-Mike November 30, 2012 at 07:23 pm

Yet another cool story. I’m super impressed you know how to WHOIS a domain name by the way. They must have taught you that in law school.

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Heather November 30, 2012 at 05:52 pm

Actually i think it’s spelled a lot more like 4chan…

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Andrew C December 4, 2012 at 09:51 pm

Don’t feed the trolls guys, haters = keyboard warriors. Yeager is a good guy, and anyone who judges him using a mosh-pit of internet info can truly go fuck themselves.

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matt December 6, 2012 at 05:53 am

He took down the video, which is too bad. However I sent everyone at Tactical Response a email offering to take James up on his challenge, and provided my address, so he can send me a round trip ticket. For some reason I think i’ll never receive a response.

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Regulus December 6, 2012 at 01:56 pm

first off let me tell you I can’t standdddd this guy! BUt to be honest though he just made me laugh a little bit about his comment on these guys playing call of duty.

3:23 “Sitting with a bag of Cheetos on the desk….and an ORANGE DICK.”

haha ya that actually made me laugh pretty good. but just cause he made me laugh doesn’t mean i’m going to start liking this dude. he’s still an idiot.

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Scooter December 6, 2012 at 04:07 pm

I’m not sure i’d go as far as calling him a coward, but if he’ll fly me out i’ll call him a tool to your face.

…of course he banned me for saying such, so i think he’s also full of shit.

PS… check out the very end of the video!!! LOL
what a toolshed.

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kampfhund December 10, 2012 at 12:32 am

Dude is really going out of his way to try and prove he isn’t a coward. If he really thinks so low of people who criticize them and is really confident in himself and his abilities, why would he waste his time making videos like this?

dudes a fucking clown.

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Hyena December 11, 2012 at 04:39 am

How can he have a cock like a boa when he abuses steroids (He is Buck Angel, after all) ?

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Amsdorf December 14, 2012 at 09:59 pm

Well said…here is the video response I made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spQ4zHKsKZc

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dave w December 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm

best response ever, well done.

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Jim P. December 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm

+4

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ENDO-Mike December 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Good vid!

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SittingDown December 15, 2012 at 12:59 am

Encore!

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gunowner January 11, 2013 at 04:33 pm

just announced…the great state of tn just revoked this idiots carry permit…should be in jail shortly….he deserves what he gets

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Boyd Crowder January 13, 2013 at 08:49 am

Yeah, you know, he’s his own worst enemy because he has pissed off literally thousands of people on YouTube who will throw gas on his burning carcass.

I’m tempted to send the email he sent me wanting to meet me to “settle things” after I critiqued his video, to the TN authorities who will or will not reinstate his CHL. But, I actually feel sorry for the guy and he won’t need my help sinking.

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CG-23 Sailor January 12, 2013 at 10:01 am

“If you talk to the people I have worked with over in Iraq, Former Team mates, rangers, seals, and the like… One word that won’t ever come out of their mouths is ‘Coward’”

Here’s TWO words that will come out of mine….
STOLEN
And VALOR.

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Quiet Guy January 12, 2013 at 11:51 pm

At first I sympathized with Yeager but his crudeness puts me off. He must have taken down the video bragging about teaching his new grandchild to shoot an assault rifle at age two like he taught his daughter at that age.It was posted about the time of the killing the confiscators idea. The timing was arrogant, he’s talking out both sides of his pie hole about being sorry. I saw the duel challenge but that photographer in front of the firing line was even more stupid. How would any liability insurance kick in? Some people just act like this, they don’t even make it out of basic training. He’s kind of a likable guy but stay away from him. He runs his mouth way way too much. Keep in mind this whole deal is early on, he has the potential of becoming a folk hero. Just depends what moves he makes and what the feds and Tenn. do and who does it first. He could fold or raise the stakes. Like him or not he has hero potential. Stay tuned. Give it a couple of days.

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Boyd Crowder January 13, 2013 at 08:46 am

I think he folds like a cheap Motel 6 towel.

I agree with much of what he says on various topics but I’ve always seen him as a fake. His bravado is over-the-top and seems hollow.

You are right, he now has the chance to do what he’s always bragged he’d do, or to back down. My guess is he’ll back down and offer some implausible excuse that it’s more important to live to fight another day. And naturally, his sycophant-followers wil, buy every word of it like good little sheeple.

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Janet January 17, 2013 at 09:51 am

I think he needs to admit to himself that he has a very small dick.

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Jerry March 13, 2013 at 08:54 am

I’m sure if someone answers his invitation to come down there and call him a coward to his face and he sends the guy a one way ticket to come down there and face him. What does he do if the guy walking up to his house is Brock Lesnar or Anderson Silva?

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Jack April 21, 2013 at 02:37 pm

IMHO, he is best described with the Latin phrase: Satis Eloquentiae, Sapientiae Parum, which means speaks eloquent, but says little. He just seems to yammer a great deal, uses an articulate argument here, and there then curses at everyone that calls him on his bullshit.

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Boyd Crowder May 1, 2013 at 08:15 am

I agree, kinda. His claim of a high IQ is pure BS. He makes a lot of basic grammatical errors – the kind that are beyond a simple typo and show he has no clue where to use your/you’re their/there, etc. Not a biggie, but the guy is no brainiac.

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Mike June 21, 2013 at 03:23 pm

James Yeager is a needle dick coward!

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Greg July 5, 2013 at 04:48 pm

He can dish it out but he can’t take it. He has to insult someone or something in every video he does because that’s the way he masturbates his fragile ego. He banned me from commenting on his youtube videos. Apparently I was making him look bad in front of his fan boys.

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BobP August 9, 2013 at 04:46 pm

Honestly, I don’t know why people hate on Yeager. I think he is a stand up guy who tells is just the way it is. It’s funny that guys act like tough guys talking smack on him on the internet, honestly would guarantee he would stomp you in real life. But truth be told, if you don’t like the man don’t f*cking watch his videos. Don’t go to his training classes. He is obviously trained an proficient in tactical tactics, his credentials are amazing. The fact is 99.9999% of the guys talking crap probably never ever even went through basic training. James is an articulate and well versed dude in the tactical community and has done more for our country then many of you E-warriors.

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ENDO-Mike August 9, 2013 at 04:48 pm

This post was from 2012. He definitely changed for the better (in my opinion) since then.

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Greg January 22, 2014 at 07:02 am

“Tactical tactics”. . . *chuckle*. I’m finding it no easier to take you seriously than Yeager. Take your own advice. If you don’t like this board, don’t read it.

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Josh September 16, 2013 at 09:35 am

Heather — I’m sorry I called you a moron and an idiot. Reading your posts, it’s quite clear that you’re neither. However, I maintain that you are gullible. The fact that you’re buying what Yeager is selling is all the evidence I need to support that assessment. Ask yourself — has Yeager impressed me by demonstrating or by talking? Yeager is a personality, same as a pro wrestler or any other really obnoxious semi-celebrity. He is a narcissistic, entitled, arrogant, reckless, man with an obvious, raging case of borderline personality disorder. How do I know? I recognize the symptoms — symptoms I myself have had to get under control because I have BPD too. Don’t buy his personality. Spend your money elsewhere and compare what you get from Thunder Ranch, Valhalla, and places like that with what you got from Yeager. If you still wanna stay with Yeager and his unmedicated BPD, then by all means, keep buying personality and bravado. But you can’t get that and quality training too.

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Skyler November 30, 2013 at 08:10 am

Holy crap….he is like the personification of internet comments.

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Josh November 30, 2013 at 10:33 am

I’ve done more research ….. I’m also adding sociopathy to the list of Yeager’s mental issues.

Oh, and also, FUCK this thread and this whole blog. I mean, what is it even about? I’ve never seen such a fucking wanna-be fanboy magnet in my life. I’m out. Fuck you all.

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ENDO-Mike November 30, 2013 at 08:27 pm

The blog is purely done to piss uptight people like you off. Mission accomplished! Hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving.

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Andy Wolf December 28, 2013 at 01:19 pm

Those with small penises need not apply to endo.

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Old Buford December 24, 2013 at 02:36 pm

“people tell me i have an ego problem and i find that hilarious because only someone WITH an ego problem, would say that I have an ego problem/” ummm check your vastly superior mind again james, i consider myself a pretty well balanced person in that i dont put too much faith in my ego nor do i consider myself better or worse than most people and yet…i feel like you DO have an ego problem, you JUST said a few minutes prior you would break some poor kids back for calling you a coward…youre saying you want people to tell you things to your face BUT theyre going to leave with a broken back if they do instead of taking their opinions like a man and shrugging it off (you do A LOT of shrugging anyway so that really should not be too difficult for you) and what this also implies is that you care A LOT about what people think of you and therefor have an immense ego problem. I find his videos hilarious rather than helpful most of the time (even the purely “tactic” ones) and i think thats where James needs to do the most work, find a nice balance between entertaining and giving viable unbiased facts in his videos, otherwise he just comes off as a roid raging clown with a gun. For a professional he seems to break a lot of the professionalism rules and seems to think that because HE doesnt care, that makes it OK because hes F—ing James Yeager and F— YOU.

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Fancis Marion March 16, 2014 at 01:16 pm

name calling is like swearing. It’s the inability of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully.

M O L O N L A B E !!!!!!

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.

Daniel Defoe

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