ATTACK UNDERWAY: Ponzi Advocate ‘joe’ Says ‘joe Leaves When joe Wants To Leave’ And That Blog Will Be ‘Scrambling To Put Out Fires’

UPDATED 8:44 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The attack described below abated for a short time, and then started anew, with “joe” back posting from his usual IP. He has posted from two IP’s today, using the identities “Mr. Wonderful”; “Quicjk”; and “Almighty Joseph (the risen),” along with multiple email addresses, including one that uses the word “boo.”

This behavior, which we believe is designed to intimidate and to extract a result through harassment, is extreme. The behavior has not ceased — not even after the “fair warning” described in the post below.

“joe” says he will continue his course of conduct until we permit him to post on his terms. His most recent nonpublic posts include another vulgarity directed at a reader and more vulgarity directed this Blog. “joe” insists it’s OK to do what he’s doing.

“I feel some satisfaction that you seem to be intimidated by me,” joe says. “You can deny all you want but it’s true even though [sexual reference/poster’s name deleted] is right, I’m harmless. Now if you’re a good boy and post this unedited we can consider this my final retirement. I don’t really want to keep coming on here but I just wasn’t going to be unceremoniously tossed like a bad penny and you know what they say about bad pennies.”

What follows below is our earlier post, bringing this matter to the attention of readers.

Dear Readers,

The PatrickPretty.com Blog is under attack.

We find it necessary to make a record and to inform you about what is taking place behind the scenes. In the past, we have made similar posts to inform you about matters that we cannot dismiss as garden-variety harassment directed at this Blog and perceive as threats to our ability to publish.

As many of you know, a poster who advocates for Ponzi schemes and calls himself “joe” was blocked from posting here Sept. 1. We made this decision based on “joe’s” inability to exercise even minimal restraint when posting.

“joe” had previously announced two separate “retirements” from posting here, dismissing this Blog’s coverage of autosurfs and Ponzi schemes as meaningless. “joe” subsequently came out of retirement twice and began to post anew, and then went into what he described as semiretirement, saying he’d post anew as the situation warranted.

While “joe” was in his semiretirement phase, he continued to post abusively before his access to public posting was blocked. “joe” did not react favorably to our decision to block him from posting here. In fact, “joe,” who says he was a POW in Vietnam, began to direct anger and hostility to this Blog outside the view of readers, and directed short, vulgarity-laced rants at specific readers who post here.

In one of his blocked posts, he explained that he had directed the vulgarities only to test the system. So, in plain fact, what we were left with was a person who licenses himself to rant against this Blog and its readers, claiming his most recent submissions were tests, not communications to be taken seriously.

“Testing 1-2-3” would have worked, if any testing was necessary at all. It was not, of course. This Blog has a right to conduct operations free from harassment by “joe” after he has been asked to leave.

“joe” ramped it up yesterday, suggesting he would get the result he seeks — reinstatement of his posting privileges — or else.

“joe leaves when joe wants to leave,” he said.”You’ll be scrambling to put out fires. I suggest you let ME retire . . .”

He also noted that, “It’s amazing how many people in a short distance from my house haven’t got security on their computers. I drove around with my laptop and was able to get online in a few places. There are also a few internet cafes around me. What I’m saying is get ready for the return of joe and then you can block all of these people from your site.”

The “fires” joe referenced now have started. He is attacking from a separate location, calling himself “Almighty Joseph (the risen).”

“joe” is attempting to post a link for TradingGold4Cash, the purported program associated with the AdVentures4U autosurf, and has attempted nine additional posts in rapid succession, creating new identities for some of the posts.

We will take appropriate action to prevent “joe” from interfering with the operation of this Blog.

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19 Responses to “ATTACK UNDERWAY: Ponzi Advocate ‘joe’ Says ‘joe Leaves When joe Wants To Leave’ And That Blog Will Be ‘Scrambling To Put Out Fires’”

  1. Patrick:
    Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading your posting. I wouldn’t worry too much about Joe or whatever his name is. There are a lot more crazies like him out there and they are basically harmless.

    Best Regards

    Richard a.k.a Dick

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  2. Hello Richard,

    Appreciate your note.

    Thank you.

    Patrick

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  3. Sorry to hear that joe is causing so much time consuming trouble for you and this blog. It is highly likely that he is Festa’s long lost american cousin. They both have serious and very similar attitude problems, normally attributed to growing teenageers.

    Having said that, your blog is your house and you can keep whoever you like off these pages. Joe does not seem to understand that. I hope you realise how much some of us appreciate the extra work necessary to keep these pages “joe free” and not dragged down to his abysmal posting level

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  4. joe the common criminal seems to have fewer skills than a script kiddie if the site is still up. And, yes, it is a crime to access someone’s insecure wireless if you don’t have their permission.

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  5. What a maroon

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  6. “joe” is an idiot looking for a place to happen.

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  7. Well, at least he has a sense of humore about being nuts – I love his usernames considering the situation.

    I’m actually amazed that you don’t have to deal with MORE people like him given the nature of blind-faith craziness that ponzis bring out even in otherwise normal people.

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  8. Gregg Evans: What a maroon

    Gregg: Although “joe” may jump on your spelling as proof of his superiority, I wanted to say that I thought it was hilarious, even if it was unintentional. I think joe is far too moronic for just one “o” and that readers of this blog should forever after adopt the term “maroon” to describe anyone who is twice as dumb as your run of the mill moron.

    If “joe” keeps posting we may be able to get this new meaning added to the modern lexicon!

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  9. I would nominate “ignoranus” as the term most fitting. I’m sure no explanation is needed…

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  10. Marci:

    Gregg Evans: What a maroon

    Gregg:Although “joe” may jump on your spelling as proof of his superiority, I wanted to say that I thought it was hilarious, even if it was unintentional.I think joe is far too moronic for just one “o” and that readers of this blog should forever after adopt the term “maroon” to describe anyone who is twice as dumb as your run of the mill moron.
    If “joe” keeps posting we may be able to get this new meaning added to the modern lexicon!

    There are 2 words in constant (miss)use in the HYIP ponzi and “autosurf” communities, both of them generally used by “cheerleaders” to describe anyone who dares to rain on their paredes.

    One is the word “maroon” as used by Gregg.

    The other is “looser” to describe someone who isn’t a winner.

    No one can consider themselves a bona fide “naysayer” until they have been described both as a “looser” and a “maroon” in the same sentence by a card carrying member of “Cheerleaders Inc”

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  11. Isn’t “maroon” a Girl Scout Cookie?

    Yes I am being sarcastic in case anyone missed it.

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  12. Marci,

    Gregg is correct; he’s just a Bugs Bunny fan — maroon it is….

    Marci:

    Gregg Evans: What a maroon

    Gregg: Although “joe” may jump on your spelling as proof of his superiority, I wanted to say that I thought it was hilarious, even if it was unintentional. I think joe is far too moronic for just one “o” and that readers of this blog should forever after adopt the term “maroon” to describe anyone who is twice as dumb as your run of the mill moron. If “joe” keeps posting we may be able to get this new meaning added to the modern lexicon!

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  13. The education and information power of Youtube comes to full bear again.

    Please refer to this informative use of the term “Maroon”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Kh7nLplWo

    Thank You

    ARWR
    Laughing hysterically

    Lynndel Edgington: Isn’t “maroon” a Girl Scout Cookie?
    Yes I am being sarcastic in case anyone missed it.

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  14. “joe” is now ranting about you at scam.com, though I don’t think he got a good reception.

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  15. Our forfaters would have put him and people like him out of his misery on the gallows. Its ashamed this country has lost its fortitude on how to deal with criminals!!!

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  16. “Joe” started a new post at Scam.com on the Internet Scam forum. His intent appears to be to rally support for himself.
    Unfortunately for “Joe”, he got a swift spanking!
    On a positive note, his rant led me to your Blog. Thanks for your hard work and info.

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  17. Be sure to thank “joe”. If he does any good at all, it’s that he does lead people to this blog and discredits himself and other Ponzi apologists with every post.

    SueB: On a positive note, his rant led me to your Blog. Thanks for your hard work and info.

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  18. Same as SueB.

    He’s doing you a favor really!

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