I've seen this, many many times, and this sounds exactly like something Jake would say. Those who do not know him would not understand his sense of humor. I'm not even remotely offended - I find it amusing. Thanks for trying though!
So does Jake suggesting someone commit suicide also amuse you? I'm interested in hearing your response on his entire conversation, not just selective snippets saying "that's just Jake being Jake".
I'm from Nebraska and know several very good photographers on here from Nebraska and not a single one of them has ever said anything to me in private that Jake said in public.
Perhaps Jake has learned a lesson since his poorly narrated tutorials are practically being given away, but I doubt it since you state his persona, is what it is, which is unfortunate if he would ever hope to mature as a human being and learn how to treat people accordingly instead of the manner in which he "humorously" chooses to do so.