Cory Jackson Responds, Cory07ink

(EDIT) Well this video and this article are certainly revealing. I’d say the lies were not totally addressed in Cory’s recent apology. I hope Cory sees this and addresses these posts. I’m not going to jump to conclusions about whether these are legit posts or not, as we all know the internet is a cruel place. All I can say is that I am disappointed that I feel like I tried to take the high road in this case, and I am having to eat my own words. I don’t think that what I said in the article earlier applies to the extent that his apology was not enough. Time to come clean on it all Cory. (EDIT)

When this whole thing came to my attention I felt like I had to respond, and report what was going on because these are serious accusations, and I had recommended Cory’s channel in the past. I felt like I was fair to both Cory and the experiences that I and other people that I have talked to have had in my first post. I texted Cory and I think he felt I wasn’t being fair. So I am posting this today to hopefully rectify that feeling and make some things clear. Cory responded recently in a video that I have linked here.

I think that Cory responded with class. “Has there been times when I misrepresented myself in anger or frustration? Yes” -Cory Jackson

I think that Cory has made it clear he has made mistakes and has apologized for them. At this point I think that Cory has done the honorable thing. I myself have had to defend my claims to being a veteran, even with the overwhelming evidence I have posted online, so I understand the frustration that Cory has had to deal with. What I think is unacceptable is the response to this whole situation by several people who have no actual dog in this fight. Lots of people have been making claims who don’t know, or who have never talked to Cory. There have been threats made against Cory, and his family as well, that are ridiculous, unacceptable, and downright criminal.

I know I have made mistakes in my past as well. At this point all I can say is I support the honorable actions of Cory and his apology for any misrepresentations he might have made. Most people would have been bitches and lied or denied everything. Long story short, lets move on and find something that is worth being pissed about, and be happy we have a man like Cory on the side of freedom and liberty.

 

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Robin Williams Died Today, And I Don’t Care

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Another celebrity died today. Apparently by his own hand. I’m not sure why this is even news. Over 20 American military veterans committed suicide, and that was just today. Why isn’t that news? You know why? Because the public is to too concerned with fools like Robin Williams to care that they are accountable for the deaths of these veterans because they have not insisted on ending the pointless wars. Because the public doesn’t give a shit that thousands of military veterans are homeless due to untreated illnesses. Because the American public is just plain shameful. Every time I see some famous idiot in the news for killing themselves I think about my brothers that die every day, by their own hands, or their enemies. I hope you do too.

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This is for all the haters and naysayers who have criticized me for calling Robin Williams a fool.

Robin Williams, Born in Chicago, raised in Detroit. Robin Williams was most likely an atheist. He often mocked God and Christianity. Plenty of evidence of that on youtube. He was a staunch supporter of the democratic party. He donated more than 150,000 dollars to liberal and left leaning special interest groups. He is also described as being “one of the most liberal actors in Hollywood” And no big surprise here he is ANTI-GUN.

Robin Williams “Peace Plan” was not even him.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/williams.asp

Just because Robin Williams did a few USO shows and supports the troops doesn’t all of a sudden make him a great guy. The original post has little to do with Robin Williams or his agendas, that was something YOU the viewer imparted on the blog post. The blog post is about Americans who don’t give a shit about military veterans dying by the thousands.

 

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Cory Jackson, Cory07ink

(EDIT) Cory has responded and apologized. Please read the new blog post. (EDIT)

(Edit) I talked to Cory recently and he told me people have been making death threats against him and his family. This is unacceptable behavior and illegal. I in no way shape or form support this behavior. I also talked to several people close to him and they said they had similar experience to myself. They asked not to be named or their exact experiences shared.(Edit)

I have had some interactions with Cory Jackson over the last few years, and have recommended his channel in the past, so I feel compelled to post something about the recent 1 MOA Solutions post. (They have since deleted these posts off facebook) They are as follows…
Prior to SHOT 2014 a former student of Cory Jackson approached me in regards to statements Cory made concerning his “prior military service”. There have been multiple instances where Cory has publicly stated he was a 11B or Infantryman in t…he U.S. Army and alluded to military service overseas.

Based off of those facts I contacted Cory and introduced myself, I explained who I was and my military background. I then asked what his MOS was, where he was assigned and to see his DD214. Cory was unable to answer those questions and refused to provide any supporting documents that are available to any Veteran or former service member.

Ultimately Cory admitted he had lied on his company bio about his military service. After we talked the information on his website was changed from “honorably discharged” to “discharged” to reflect the reality of his discharge.

Recently I received several pages of documentation that appears to show Cory Jackson went AWOL during reception and in-processing at 30th AG RCPT BN Ft. Benning GA. The documents appear to show Cory never made it to initial entry training, never completed boot camp, and was ultimately apprehended by the police while AWOL. After being returned to military custody he was out processed from the military and orders show Cory was “deleted from United States Army Reserve strength” on 12 June 2001.If Cory failed to complete initial in-processing he may not have receive a DD214 which explains why he’s refused to provide one.

I am very interested in discussing these documents with Cory. I believe Cory deserves the opportunity to explain the situation Perhaps it’s all a simple understanding and there’s another Cory Jackson with a similar situation. Sadly Cory has refused to respond to any and all attempts to discuss the situation.” -1 MOA Solutions facebook page

It has also been alleged that Cory went as far as to go AWOL from his training. I have no idea if this is true, but I suspect it is. Unfortunately for Cory nothing ever leaves the internet here is the his bio from the way back machine.

http://wayback.archive.org/web/20130524085107/http://rangetimets.com/about-us/bios

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I was contacted by a former friend of his before I met Cory. The friend told me Cory was telling people he was an Army vet. I personally confronted Cory about his service record when I went to visit him two years ago. Which is how you should confront someone, private and tactfully. He basically told me he had been medically separated, which as far as I can tell is true. While he hasn’t lied to me, as far as I know, it has been claimed by several people that he has misrepresented himself, sometimes as far as claiming to have been deployed overseas. I don’t know those people, they could be trolls for all I know. I do however know what interactions I have had with Cory. Ultimately I think Cory has probably misrepresented his service, intentionally or not, but remember this, He actually stood up and tried. Which is more than most have done.

What can you say when someone seems like a good guy but has made mistakes, or lied? If Cory makes a video or a blog post clarifying everything, and admitting to anything he has done or said that was untruthful, or at least to defend his statements, I think he could redeem his honor over time. I have a lot of respect for Dave Canturbury and he admitted and asked for forgiveness for his misrepresentations of his service. If Cory chooses to remain silent on this then he has lost my respect. The truth is that Cory has never a veteran by any stretch if the definition. In the end all you have is your honor.

 

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Are You Helping or Hurting The Second Amendment?

My two favorite lines people who hate open carry use are, “You are hurting the Second Amendment” and “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should”. Inevitably they will always use this in their argument.  Let’s take a closer look at these two assertions.

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“You are hurting the Second Amendment”

First of all the Second Amendment shouldn’t exist at all. WHAAA, HUHH??? Shocking I know, but if you have ever studied history you would know that many of our most liberty loving founding fathers actually hated the bill of rights. This may sound counter intuitive, but think about it for a second. The reason they opposed it is because they never wanted Americans to think that their rights were restricted to only what what in the bill of rights. This is why we have the 9th and 10th amendments. It’s to remind us that we have ALL the rights, and those written down are only the most important. So any compromise, AT ALL, of our expressly written, most important rights is an ANTI rights view. That’s right if you don’t think open carry should be legal you are NOT a second amendment supporter.

Let me reel it back in for a minute. So the argument is “If you open carry you will make moderates anti-gun”. ….. OH you are being serious when you say that? There is no such thing as moderates when it comes to issues like guns, and if anyone is “hurting the second amendment” it’s the people PUBLICLY criticizing open carriers. Presenting a fractured front against the whales of rabidly anti gun nuts in D.C. is stupid and wrong. Plus I guarantee that those people bitching about open carriers are not the ones out doing any of the leg work to defend our rights.  At least those open carrying to make a statement care enough to put their reputations on the line to defend their rights. If you want to criticize someone on their form or method then correct them in private, and at least be fair to them. Because blasting them publicly about how stupid they are certainly won’t make them want to come around to your way of thinking.  Notice there isn’t any open carriers blasting people for not doing it.

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“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should”

Once again I have to go back to the rights angle here. This statement in every way is an un-American, anti rights view. On the surface you might think this makes sense, unless you have a highly tuned anarchist streak in your blood like myself. This statement implies that just because you have rights, doesn’t mean you should use them. This is the kind of thinking that backs almost all progressive liberal thinking.  Jim Crow Laws, Marriage Licenses, GUN CONTROL. Yea that’s right, gun control had it’s birth in this thinking. White folks afraid of the newly freed black slaves instituted licenses to be able to marry, segregation laws, and GUN CONTROL. These people are trying to use shame to manipulate other people to their way of thinking. Well the shame is on you anti- rights folks, because it’s just plain un-American.

This statement is so full of rights hating fail that people who don’t see that, make me suspicious. I have to go back again to the “mind your own business” angle. This is a nation of free people, who are you to tell anyone else how to live their lives. Maybe you should concern yourself with the plank in your eye before the speck in mine.

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I choose to surround myself with people who are more concerned with protecting the rights of a man than what the man chooses to do with those rights. Because the guy looking out for your rights, is truly your neighbor.

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It’s Not About You It’s About Them

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I recently read an article, by a self proclaimed second amendment supporter, blasting open carriers again. I find myself sighing and trying to muddle through the article without getting angry, but it never fails to make me upset to see these articles. They are usually written by someone who is angry, ignorant, and often useless when it comes to actually defending rights. These are usually the guys who stay home when the gun rallies are on a Saturday, because they can’t be bothered to dip into their free time.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with talking to the people who are open carrying rifles and trying to convince them that it is maybe not the best idea, if you don’t agree with them. But if you write an article marginalizing and demonizing the actions of these people then you are part of the problem in this nation.  Guess what? It’s not about you, it’s about them. If these people feel either the need, or are just plain inclined, to carry a rifle in their daily life then they should be able to do it without supposed “second amendment supporters” screaming at them. It’s their rights they are protesting for, it’s their life they are defending, it’s their human right…

When did we turn into a country of bitchy little girls? I was talking to my grandmother the other day about colloquialisms. She was saying she hasn’t heard people use the term “mind your business” in some time and asked me if people used something else now. I said I didn’t think so, and after thinking about it for some time I realized that people haven’t replaced it with something else, they just stopped minding their own business. Often times people think they should have  a say in how someone else lives their lives these days. Especially the old school “second amendment supporters”.

Well I have news for those guys. You are the past. The future of the Dick Metcalfs and Jerry Tsais of this world is obscurity, because open carry has always been here and is here to stay. So whine all you want, but know this, no one cares what you think about how they live their lives anymore. I intend to live my life as a free man in this supposed free nation and not worry about the those who sit on the sidelines.

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I am NOT a Responsible Gun Owner

It really chaps my ass when I hear people say that they are a “responsible” gun owner, or that people need to carry their firearms “responsibly”. To me, this is code for, “I am a smarter or better person than you because I conform to the norm”. Let’s take a closer look at the word responsible.

re·spon·si·ble
adjective
Having an obligation to do something.

So if we take the first meaning of the word you are literally saying that someone has an obligation to act a certain way with their firearm. My problem with that is who decides what the obligation is? If this is a free country, and we are free men, then why would anyone want to tell someone else how to live, or why would you want someone else to tell you how to live? Doesn’t this go against every grain in your body as a human? Am I mistaken when I think that all men yearn to be free? Who are these supposed masters of firearms, safety, and manipulations? I think that they are most often those with the least qualifications to say anything to anyone about firearms.

Ok, I know you may be saying, but what about safety!!!! Well for all you safety sallies I have something for you too. Of course there are common sense safety principles that people should probably practice. If people are being unsafe around you then by all means step in and say something, there is a difference between acting without common sense and putting others in danger. But if someone is so stupid as to put themselves at risk, that is on them.

I think that the good ol boy “responsible” gun owners (probably supporters of the assault weapons ban, live in Arkansas, and voted for Clinton) need to shut the hell up. This is the age of information, the age of freedom, the age where the young start to learn of the oppression in this country, not just from government, but from the marginalization by the masses. I, for one, chose the path less traveled, the path of liberty.

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Bundy Ranch, Domestic Terrorists, and Freedom Fighters

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After one spending the last week observing the Bundy ranch and family, as both security and as press, I think I have a pretty good picture of the situation in Bunkerville. There are several issues at play here.

The least understood, and most reported on, is that the Bundys have not paid grazing fees and taxes. The taxes claim is total bullshit. What is at issue is that Mr. Bundy has refused to pay fees for services that the BLM no longer provides, and hasn’t for very many years. The BLM has in fact been actively using those fees to create a less friendly climate for ranchers and dairy farmers, the latter of which no longer exist. The Bundys have even tried to pay the appropriate fees to local or state governments.

The real story here is that the BLM decided that because the Bundys were not going to bend over and take the big green weenie from government that they had to be shut down. So the BLM hired a Utah rancher, because no Nevadan ones would do it, along with contract cowboys, who are essentially paid rustlers, to round up the free range cattle. The BLM thugs were there in full force to protect these hired rustlers as the maimed, and slaughtered dozens of cattle in the round up. They also brought in lots of heavy equipment to destroy the Bundys improvements to the land. This brutality and illegal seizure of the cattle resulted in millions of dollars that come from the tax payers of the US. Mr. Bundys original fees total around the 300,000 dollar range.

The BLM also had sharpshooters and other thugs all over the area with their weapons trained on innocent civilians. Saturday April 12 Mr. Bundy decided that enough was enough and that he was going to get his cattle back. He sent his sons and several of the local cowboys joined them to head to the BLM round up site several miles down the range. Women and children were already at the BLM camp on the south side of the I-15 freeway overpass. The BLM at that time was already forming their lines and threatening the protesters with lethal and less-lethal force. When the protesters did advance the Cowboys took to the front of the group. The BLM backed down and left under guard from the Las Vegas Metro PD.

The true crime here is that no one at the BLM has been reprimanded or removed from their position, or charged with a crime. And where are these contract cowboys that killed and maimed all these cattle. Surely the BLM had no use for dead cattle. If the BLM really had intentions to get money from these cattle for the unpaid fees then they certainly wouldn’t have authorized the killing of them. The BLM just wanted to try to teach the Bundys a lesson and prove their authority.

The best part of this whole story is that the Bundys were not alone in their struggle. They have been supportive and helpful to other ranchers and dairy farmers as their business’ were shut down over the years. The local community has always been there for them too. But even more amazing than that was the turn out of hundreds of people from across the nation to stand armed against the federal government. How amazing is it that someone would travel across the country to put their lives on the line for someone they never met just because they are being oppressed? Pretty damn amazing in my opinion.

There are three types of people, in my opinion, moving forward from this. The first are those on the front line. Those patriots willing to stand in the face certain destruction and say NO, not here. The second are those that support these patriots with logistical support and other resources. The last and final group are those who are the oppressors and those who are apathetic to the oppression lending their support to oppression with their silence. What you have to ask yourself is what group will you be in?

 

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http://www.hrdpnt.com/

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Bundy Ranch SitRep April 16 2014

Much of what I have heard about what was going on down here is total bullshit. There are no drones or SWAT teams. I haven’t seen any snipers or anything like desert buggies or MRAPs. However there are some things that are happening here that are far worse and under reported, just much less newsworthy for the mainstream media.

A large mass grave was found recently full of Bundy Ranch cattle. It seems that the BLM contractors drove many of the cows to their deaths and either scooped them up or dragged the dead bodies with some kind of vehicle to the grave. The BLM, or their contractors, have destroyed many of the corrals and water tanks that are located on the leased land. Only since some professional personal security have shown up and volunteered have the Bundys felt much safer. The main threat now is trying to recover from the destruction of the BLM and from any left wing whackos that might have a problem with the family standing up for their rights.

I am lucky enough to be volunteering with the personal security detail and will give you more updates as the week goes on. Stay tuned to TheHossUSMC.com for real honest coverage of the events here in Bunkerville NV.

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Bundy Ranch Sitrep

I arrived just in time today to watch Mr. Bundy give an interview to Sean Hannity remotely. There are about 40 militiamen scattered around the turn off to the Bundy ranch, and an internal security group that is organized and well trained. For OpSec purposes I can’t say how many. There are children playing in the yard and swimming in the tiny creek out front. As the sun is setting over the NV desert we just sat down to dinner with the Bundys and their extended family. You automatically get the feeling these are ‘Salt of the Earth’ people.

Two days after the BLM pulled out, the area seems almost abandoned except for a small group of friends and family. Beside the group of heavily armed volunteers, you wouldn’t know anything is different here, the ranch is still running as normal

There have been a lot of rumors floating around about a lot of things, and the majority of them are untrue. There is no sign of any feds, and it don’t seem like they will be back anytime soon

Stay tuned for more updates from TheHossUSMC on location at the Bundy Ranch, Bunkerville, Nevada

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BLM v Bundy Phase 2

Photo by Rob Cameron

Photo by Rob Cameron

In April 1775, the colonist militias successfully thwarted a British attack on the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and weapon cashes in Concord without firing a single shot. Their demonstration of unified strength, rallied by the cries of men like Paul Revere, forced the British to terminate their planned operation to confiscate weapons.

These patriots won the day, but were unable to forge that victory into a peaceful restraint on the Crown’s desire to subjugate the Colonies. The British merely regrouped to consider the political and newly realized tactical implications to accomplish their objective.

Officially, the BLM has stated that it only suspended its roundup operation in lieu of “safety considerations”, and that it still intends to resolve the dispute “administratively and judicially”.

We must make all efforts to cement this weekend’s victory with immediate legislative restraint on the BLM and corresponding agencies. Now is the time for our legislature to demonstrate that it holds the interest of the people and the peace of this nation in the highest priority. Our president, who comments immediately on open state murder trials, has yet to utter a word on a matter to which he has direct oversight.

We must advocate that the BLM:
1) Be removed of its authority to unilaterally effect any closures of public land; and that any court-ordered limited-closure must be enforced exclusively at the discretion of the local duly-elected sheriff of the county whose borders contain the public lands in question; and

2) That the states be given the authority to define, or direct a process to determine, the applicability of federal legislation regarding public lands within its borders that has not been specifically enumerated in the legislation but rather deferred to discretion of the agencies within the Department of the Interior or other applicable agency.

It is critical that we make use of the legislative and judicial process to reassert our rights, and work to bring the control of regulation closer to the people whom it affects.

Video: ”The Truth About the BLM”

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