IBOFightback, aka "Insider" aka "David Steadson" in 2008 wrote what he considered an expose' on Joecool. This was in response to my article of having received two emails in which one was a threat. In his usual dishonest manner, Steadson took editorial liberties in claiming that I lied about being threatened. I was later able to identify the threatening emailer as someone from Scarborough Ontario Canada. This person still frequents Joecool's blog leaving snide comments and other threats: Rogers Cable (22.214.171.124) IP address Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
An Amway employee's response to IBOFightback's expose' on Joecool was this article:
"As those who frequent the Opportunity Zone know, our conversations here are governed by a philosophy we call "civil discourse."
"Civil discourse means we agree to disagree, but not to be disagreeable. In other words, I accept your right to have an opinion that differs from my own and ask that you do the same. In a word, it means respect. Bullies aren't allowed.
I was disturbed to read that someone who has been critical of this business has been harassed and disparaging information about him posted by a cyber bully. While I can't enforce civil discourse in any forum but the Opportunity Zone, I can ask that those who are engaged with this business carefully consider the impact that disparaging those with opposing views has on perceptions of the Quixtar and Amway businesses. As a business, we're about building people up, not tearing them down. Just because someone doesn't support our business doesn't mean they should be criticized for those views or have inappropriate information posted about them. As a former boss of mine used to say, our reputation is built on everything every one of us does and says every day. I'd prefer that our reputation be built on respect for all people of all views." [End Quote]
The other day, IBOFightback wrote another expose' supposedly exposing another anti Amway blogger, the author of Married To An Ambot. The way the article is written in my opinion, hinges on harassment and almost appears that IBOFB has been cyber stalking this blogger. It certainly must have taken many hours of snooping and sneaking around to collect all of that data, not to mention how creepy that is. Ironically, IBOFB had been accusing Joecool of being that very same blogger, and of course, as usual, he was dead wrong. This article is disturbing in many ways. The lengths this man goes through makes me think he is psychologically deranged. What reasonable person would go through all that trouble and spend all that time to harass someone who doesn't agree with his rosy view of Amway? He is obviously obsessed with defending Amway at all costs, even though he insists he is not in anyway compensated for his efforts.
What are you going to do IBOFightback? Cyber bully, cyberstalk and harass anyone who doesn't agree with you about Amway? You took an out of context statement and claimed it was a threat against you on the Married to An Ambot blog. When I read that comment, it looked benign, contrast to your statement that you would "have our guts for garters", referring to a threat you made to myself and another blogger named "Rocket". And really David, you shouldn't complain about posting anonymously to defame people. You've done that very thing right here on Joecool's blog trying to pass off defamatory comments against Joecool. You just didn't know I had installed an IP and stats tracker, which is how I caught you. You also unsuccessfully tried to post defamatory comments on this blog using a program called "hidemyass.com". You know that thing about people who live in glass houses and all.
P.S. IBOFB owes Joecool $50,000. Joecool is not Steve Nakamura.