I am being stalked by a troll named Mark Thompson, who claims to be a marketing and advertising consultant and owner of “Thompson Consultancy” in Gansevoort, NY. I could find virtually no evidence such a consultancy actually exists.
At this point, I suspect his only client may be the bogus lawyer who heads a radical group of global warming deniers called the “Sky Dragon Slayers.” If he’s not being compensated for his time, he’s a fool. I just checked my web site stat counter and saw in the past 3 weeks he has visited my home page and resume a total of 27 times. I haven’t a clue how many times he has visited other web pages on my site, but I’m sure he’s kept himself quite busy, looking for anything at all he can pounce on.
Several months ago, Mr. Thompson began to follow the comments I posted on LinkedIn science writing group and began baiting me with comments that drew some mild insults from me. He used those comments to get me banned from Linkedin’s Science Writers Group and tried to do the same with at least one of the other LinkedIn groups I participate in, but wound up getting a warning from that moderator to cease his harassment or else.
So Mr. Thompson took his attacks onto other websites, including Desmogblog, where the editor Brendan DeMelle recently published articles on Desmogblog and Huffington Post reporting some of the results of my investigation of John O’Sullivan, the phoney lawyer who leads the Sky Dragon Slayers.
Mr. Thompson has joined O’Sullivan in publishing defamatory attacks on his global warming denier sites as well as on Desmogblog.
This past week, I finally took some time to see who this “marketing consultant” actually is. I quickly found out and it is not pretty. I privately told Mr. Thompson what I had uncovered and that I would prefer not to make it public, if only he ended his stalking and harassment campaign. Unfortunately, he responded with additional attacks.
So here — in Mr.Thompson’s own words — are two letters he wrote and published that should help explain why this unemployed marketing and advertising consultant has so much time on his hands to stalk me across the Internet for months on end.
[Originally posted on July 10 and 13 on: http://www.stickmanbangkok.com/ReadersSubmissions2012/reader7531.htm and http://www.stickmanbangkok.com/ReadersSubmissions2012/reader7543.htm%5D
Mr. Thompson describes in his letters how he wrecked his career, wound up bankrupt, and is now spending his days “sitting at home alone” in his “soon-to-be foreclosed” house finding “excitement” cyberstalking me, while seeking cybercompanionship on a Thai bar girl web site.
He complains how instead of “spending every waking hour searching for a new job,” he’s spending days on end trolling the Internet harassing me and “ogling the various ‘Bangkok Nightlife’ treats available on YouTube.”
“My only real excitement nowadays,” he says, aside from cyber-romancing Filipino and Bangkok beauties, comes from his cyber war with a “US-based troll” — an obvious reference to me.
“Maybe I’m just trying to justify my own pitiful existence,” he explained. “I need excitement even it involves a risk (and I haven’t got that much to lose, so it’s probably less of a risk to me).”
He’s probably right, for why else would he expose himself to such public ridicule.
“It’s about adventure….and I crave it…however bad an ending it may inevitably have.”
Mr. Thompson should be careful with what he craves, because he may get it. He should stop stalking me, put the Bangkok and Filipino beauties on hold, get out of his “soon-to-be foreclosed 3000 sq. ft home,” and go FIND A JOB, before he winds up on the wrong side of a libel suit he can ill afford.
P.S. And really? Joining John O’Sullivan to attack me? For a clue what kind of person Mr. Thompson has thrown in his lot, here’s a news article about what ended the Sky Dragon Slayer leader’s high school teaching career, which I received last night after months of searching.