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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NAVEL-gazing with Lenny Coldwell: every health expo needs a keynote ranter

Be sure to see the updates on October 25 and 28.

So there's this alt-health expo coming up in the Long Island, NY area this coming Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the Huntington Hilton in Melville. It's the 22nd NAVEL Wellness Expo, NAVEL being an acronym for Nutrition, Aesthetics, Vitality, Efficacy, Life. The man behind the NAVEL is one Alex Lubarsky, who also seems to be a long time friend and admirer of imprisoned serial scammer Kevin Trudeau, aka KT, aka Katie.

And guess who the keynote squeaker is going to be at the NAVEL Expo? Not-doctor Leonard Coldwell, the stupidest man in Scamworld, ex-b.f.f. of Katie, and nutcake extraordinaire.
Here's a PDF of the Expo magazine featuring Lenny. His story is on pages 14-15. You will note that the writer continually refers to Coldwell as a doctor, implying he has true medical expertise. But Coldwell is not a doctor; all of his "degrees" are from diploma mills, and his claims about being a medical doctor/naturopath back in Germany are unsubstantiated.

Purple prose about a pink-shirted little lunatic.
The onstage pic of Coldwell was actually taken
at a Kevin Trudeau GIN event;
there's no evidence that Coldwell has ever been able
to draw so large a crowd on his own merits.

blurb in the speaker lineup (page 7) mentions Coldwell's story about curing his mommy of Stage IV liver cancer, but curiously enough, has no mention of the Hep C:
...Join renowned naturopath Dr. Leonard Coldwell, who is the author of 19 bestselling books, including The Only Answer to Cancer, who cured his own mother of Stage IV Liver Cancer when he was only 13 years old, as he shares how to regain power and control over your health and learn how to manage and eliminate pain in the most effective way.
Anyway. Some people were concerned that Alex Lubarsky might be compromising his business and personal credibility, and the greater message of natural cures and alt-health, by promoting Coldwell. A thread was initiated on the NAVEL Wellness Expo page on October 18. I did not initiate the thread but was one of the most enthusiastic participants, though of course not the only one. I wrote nothing that I haven't written on my very public blog and on the public Facebook forum GIN Network Truth. I stand by everything I write.

In response to the critical comments about Coldwell, Alex mounted a spirited defense of his choice of keynote speaker, and seemed to be more willing to focus on attacking the critics than to listening to their arguments. But at least Alex allowed dissent -- unlike his loony-tunes keynote speaker does on his forums -- for which I give Alex all due credit. Follow the link --
here it is again -- and you can read it all for yourself, since it is a public page. Be sure to expand all of the individual comments and all of the replies to those comments. (A shorter thread on the same topic also appears here.) [Note: See October 25 and October 28 updates at the end of this post. ~CC] 

Lenny had a response to the discussion on the NAVEL Expo page as well. But he didn't take it to the small little corner of the NAVEL Expo page where the two threads appear (and I should stress that they do not show up on the main timeline; you have to look on the left-hand side of the page to find them, and you have to expand them to see all of the comments). Instead, Lenny took it to his own personal Facebook page, which has thousands of followers, and to his buddy Abe Husein's page. I have to hand it to Abe; even he seems to be getting sick of Coldwell's crazy rants. Rather than flooding you with more verbiage, here are some pretty pictures from October 19, 2914. Click to enlarge, of course.

You should be able to read Coldwell's post pretty clearly if you click on the picture and zoom in. But just in case you can't, here is a closeup of that post, with my personal data redacted.

On the same evening he posted that screed on his main page, Lenny posted two short porno fantasies on Abe Husein's page.

Facebook removed that post from Lenny's main page, in response to complaints from me and from a few of my friends. After I sent him a private message, Abe removed the shorter posts from his page. Good for Abe.

It's important to know that I have not and do not complain about every post Coldwell writes about me...
...only those that list my home address and phone number and that seem like clear attempts to get his craziest fans to deal with me. But the way Coldwell whines, you'd think that Facebook is just out to get him and that I'm behind a lot of that. And his fans eat that story up, not even questioning him. He has even falsely claimed that I have some sort of "connection" with Facebook and am responsible for getting his posts deleted and for Facebook's threats to ban him.

The truth is that I have had a hell of a time in the past getting Facebook to take down Coldwell's posts that endanger me. But this time Facebook actually responded, removing not only the October 19 post from Coldwell's main page, but also a long screed from July 17 and August 30 (Coldwell had also published my home address and private cell phone number on those two posts). In the past, Facebook had refused to remove them after several requests, but this time they did.

And it's about time.

Of course, Coldwell is whining about it now. This is from this evening, October 22:

Lenny, although you are trying every devious and dangerous way possible to shut me up, I actually fully support your right to free speech. I don't care how many wackadoodle "cures" you write about, how many crazy conspiracy theories you push, how many misogynistic or anti-Semitic or homophobic remarks you make on your social media pages. I don't report those to Facebook. I make fun of a lot of them but I don't report them.

I don't even care if you continue to promote that anti-Semitic nutcake
"Brother Nathanael," as you often do on your Facebooks. Presumably you share BroNate's vision of "an America that is Christian in its consciousness and wholesome in its culture" (and hates Jews, of course)... although putting you and "wholesome" in the same thought cycle is kind of a stretch.

Heck, I don't even care if you call me
an AIDS-infected prostitute/tumor on society who's being paid by Big Pharma to discredit you; or if you say I am sexually obsessed with you and that I killed your dog because you rejected me, although much of that is the type of defamatory speech that is clearly not protected by your cherished First Amendment. But the truth is that all of those silly, childish, junior-high lies just make you look stupider, crazier, and less credible. You're hanging yourself with them.

I do, however, care when you post my personal information and invite your crazy fans to "get in touch with me." Because when you do that, you are endangering me. And I will continue to report each and every one of those posts as they are made known to me (of course I cannot see them myself, since you have me blocked). 

I will also continue to complain to Facebook when you post pictures of my friends,
such as Bernie O'Mahony, and falsely accuse them of being child rapists.

Even as I fully support your right to (most) hate speech and crazy talk, though, I fully support my own right -- and that of other critics -- to say something about your hate speech and crazy talk, and to ask questions about your phony credentials, dodgy past, and unbelievable cure claims.

In other words, Lenny, I have just as much of a right to be here as you -- perhaps even more, since I'm not a scammer or alleged predator. And I am not going to shut up. I am not going to go away.

As for you, Alex, I wish you well with your health expo. Let's just hope your loony little keynoter doesn't alienate too many audience members. Try keeping him away from the bourbon, at least until after his speech is over.

Updates, 25 October 2014:
Other conversations about Coldwell's NAVEL Health Expo appearance
First off, in the interests of total accuracy, I need to say that contrary to what I stated above, there is
one group of critical comments about Coldwell that currently appear on the main timeline of the NAVEL Expo page. I didn't discover these comments until October 24. But even though the thread itself was initiated by the page owner on October 12, the first critical comments did not appear until October 20, and it was on October 19 that Coldwell published his scurrilous posts about my "defamation" of him in conjunction with his NAVEL Expo keynote appearance. Clearly he was referring to the October 18 threads, which I linked to above: the longer thread and a shorter one.

In addition, over the past few days I have written comments on several public forums about Coldwell's upcoming appearance at the NAVEL Health Expo:

As I noted, these are public forums and anyone, including Coldwell, can respond to the comments on those forums.

Coldwell's additional responses to having his abusive Facebook posts taken down
I had suspected that the October 22 screen shot I shared above -- the post in which Coldwell whined that Facebook is constantly deleting his posts -- would not be his last word about the matter. And I was right. As per usual, he worked his conspiracy obsessions into his whine-fest, reiterating his claim that Facebook is owned by the CIA, and insinuating that Facebook has targeted him because of posts such as the cop-kills-dog post/petition plea he shared, rather than totally abusive posts such as those I displayed above. 

He also had to make things personal again, zeroing in on his critics -- particularly "Horny Connie" and "Maloony" (that would be Bernie O'Mahony).

I can't speak for Bernie "and Co.", but I for one was touched and flattered by the announcement that Loony Lenny Coldwell is writing a book about moi. It seems that you just can't keep a good idiot down. Even though that whole porn-site idea was dead in the water, he is still determined to get the "truth" out. Over the years, I've had poems and songs and breathtakingly beautiful pieces of prose written about me, but never a whole book! Ron and I and our legal team hope it will be a smashing bestseller.

Update, 28 October 2014:
Lenny returned triumphant -- at least in his own mind -- from the NAVEL Wellness Expo, as indicated on a thread he initiated yesterday.

"...every time Horny Connie and Maloony assault the event provider with their slanderous posts the event gets twice as big. Evil never has a chance." Ha.

I guess evil really is in the eye of the beholder. I suppose, though, that if you're an evil little man, everyone who questions your evil is evil in your eyes. In truth, no critics "assaulted" any event owner. I've already mentioned that in the days leading up to the NAVEL Wellness Expo, some of us participated on public Facebook forums and conversations with the owner of the Expo, Alex Lubarsky. (I even provided links to each thread.)

In any case, Bernie wrote about Coldwell's post-Expo ranting
on this post on GINtruth, and he covered just about all of the bases, including the false claim that "Horny Connie, Maloony and Co." tried to sabotage the Trinidad event Coldwell infested in April of this year. This isn't the first time that Lenny has falsely claimed that the alleged "co-conspirators" tried to trash the Trinidad love-fest. Here's an exchange that took place in July of this year, in the wake of Coldwell's claim that I poisoned his dog. Monique M. Hackett is the sister of Uchenna Hatchett, aka "Dr. Livet," who hosted the Trinidad event.

I can say with reasonable assurance that nobody in my circle of friends ever "threatened to destroy" Uchenna/"Dr. Livet." Some of us may have questioned his choice of keynoters, even as we questioned Alex Lubarsky's. But I have nothing against Uchenna himself. I like a man with dreads.

At any rate I'd like to take a closer look at Coldwell's claims that Bernie and I made "countless" defamatory posts to harm Alex's Expo. I went back again and looked on each one of those threads, and actually counted the number of posts written by Bernie and by me. Far from being "countless," they were in fact quite easy to count. And I'm hardly a math genius. Here's the pre-Expo tally; permalinks to individual threads are embedded in the bulleted items:

I'm not against your expo, far from it! Events like yours can be extremely useful and helpful to visitors. But you're touting a known charlatan as your headlining speaker! He has no real degrees (the honorary one coming from an unaccredited establishment) and cannot provide even the simplest of evidence regarding his cancer cure claims! All he does is quote the work of real doctors, and tout his own ghost written books as "best sellers"! Is it so difficult for you to accept he is not who he says he is? He has hurt many people. I saw him on the GIN cruise in 2012, and he was vulgar and rude, even in front of children! Having him at this event is a risk you're willing to take, obviously.

3 "likes": Connie Schmidt, Julie Daniel and Alex Lubarsky
That's right: Despite prior arguments he'd had with Bernie, Alex himself was one of those who "liked" Bernie's statement regarding some of the objectionable things about Coldwell. Wow.

Here's the screen shot:

Alex also "liked" a comment on that same thread by Julie Daniel, who wrote, "Thank you for your time, and I hope your expo goes well, and having Coldwell on board doesn't ruin it too much for you."

But back to the "countless" comments tally. In the interests of full disclosure I will once again mention the comments about Lenny and the NAVEL appearance that I posted on the following three forums:

So let's run those numbers. I wrote a total of 17 comments about Lenny and the NAVEL Wellness Expo on various threads on the NAVEL Wellness Expo Facebook page, and 5 additional comments about the same topic on three other forums. That's 22 comments from Connie about the Expo's infamous keynoter. Then, of course, there's this blog post.

And Bernie? Besides
his blog post about the topic of Lenny and the NAVEL Wellness Expo, which he posted after the fact, Bernie wrote a total of 16 comments, most of which appeared on Alex Lubarsky's own page, and at least one of which Alex liked.

Between Bernie and me, we wrote a total of 38 comments about Lenny and the NAVEL Wellness Expo on forums outside of our own blogs. That hardly constitutes "countless." But then, Coldwell has always been innumerate. Perhaps to him, anything over one or two is "countless."

As for Alex Lubarsky, post-show he published a few comments on his own page about the show's success, but so far, as I write this, there's only one post about Coldwell: an odd little 10-second vid snippet on which it is difficult to tell whether Coldwell is babbling about talking to a 16-year-old "very heavy" girl on the phone, or "very happy" girl on the phone. For various reasons I don't really like to think about Coldwell and 16-year-olds girls, but in any case, perhaps someone will soon post a longer snippet, or the entire presentation, so I can get it in context. For now,
here's that odd little link about an odd little man.
[Update: A few days later Alex Lubarsky posted a series of photos about Coldwell's "inspriring" talk and book signing. ~CC]

"Help! Help! I'm being repressed!" redux
Meanwhile, Coldwell continues to enjoy whine with his cheesiness, carrying on his "Facebook is out to get me" meme, as indicated on this very brief October 28 blog post on his main site. On that post he displays a warning he received about violating Facebook's Terms of Use, though I suspect that the shot he shows on the post is but one of numerous warnings. Generally Facebook will let the user know which specific post(s) have been complained about, and my guess is that Coldwell has scads of specific examples that have nothing to do with "the truth of the Cancer Industry, Natural Health, or World Events." Instead I suspect that they have to do with his actionable lies about his various critics -- here is but one of numerous examples -- and his clear attempts to incite wrath and violence against them.

I submitted a comment to Lenny's blog post, but I'm sure he won't publish it. Just in case he tries to convince any of you that I am writing abusive or harassing posts to his blog, though, here's a screen shot of the comment I tried to submit:

As I've noted before, the three posts I complained about to Facebook were on Coldwell's main Facebook page. Many of you may not be able to get to the page at all because he has you blocked (I can't get to it myself, but a friend had provided it some time ago for some documentation I was putting together). And many of you who can get to the page may not be able to see any recent posts at all, due to his paranoid privacy settings.

In any case, if any of Coldwell's pages are in danger of being blocked or canceled, I would imagine it is that main page. And I maintain that it is because of his clearly abusive posts about others -- which several folks have reported -- not because of his ramblings about cancer or natural healing or world events.

First off, there are these two; they've been around a while:

He has used both of those pages to share some of his abusive posts about Bernie and me and others, including the posts about his dog, where he published his pornographic fantasies about me as well as my personal information. Fortunately one of the admins for those pages removed those posts at my request and apologized for their being up there. However, she told me she did not have admin privileges for his main page. It took Facebook to remove the abusive posts from that page.
There's also the Dr. Coldwell Opinion Radio Facebook page, which is used not only to promote his weekly "radio" show but also to expound upon various topics, mostly health or motivational related.

Then there are some newer Facebook pages:

  • This "Business Person" page was created on September 9 and looks as if it is maintained by someone from his lame, bargain-basement SEO service. Some of the posts link to some very new, obviously SEO blogs. (For more info about Lenny's SEO efforts and absurd new blogs, see this post, under "Strategy number 4: Lame SEO tricks.")
    Of note, s
    omeone from Slovenia asked for medical advice on September 27; there is no public answer so far. It's a little disturbing that many people apparently think he is a real doctor and continue to seek medical advice from him.
  • This "Writer" page was created on September 18 and appears to have been abandoned after September 23, but it still has a sprinkling of English-challenged posts singing the praises of IBMS and naturopathic medicine. He can always revive it if he needs to.
  • This "Public Figure" page was created on October 23, with the apparent purpose not so much of dispensing medical advice but rather of showing how deeply and widely loved "Dr." C is. A post I wrote actually remained up there for several days, but now seems to be gone. See pic below. And -- no big surprise here -- I am no longer allowed to write on that page. Help, I'm being repressed now too!

That's a total of at least five other Facebook pages where Coldwell is perfectly free to dispense his "health advice" and his rants about world events, unchallenged (although if he publishes abusive posts on those pages about me or some of my friends I will continue to report him). In short, in case you hadn't already figured it out, Lenny Coldwell is just whining to get more sympathy and to push his newsletter and other content/frauducts/flopportunities. Scamworld gurus alternate between boasting and whining; that's how they work.

Whatever happens, I have no doubt that Coldwell will continue to flog the theme of himself as the alt-health hero/martyr, because that is the basis of his entire shtick. He's so Gollum; he's the one perpetrating the evil, but it's always "the fat Hobbit tried to kill us!"

Or maybe a better comparison would be Coldwell's ex-b.f.f., Kevin Trudeau, who is doing the same thing even now, from behind bars. "The government is out to get me because I dared to tell the truth!"

The facts don't matter if the story is good

More LoonyC, if you can stand it...
A five-part Whirled series that most likely inspired some of Lenny's latest and lamest SEO efforts:
The story of how I did NOT kill Lenny's pit bull dog Blue, but got blamed for it anyway (how crazy is that?):
My favorite doc blogger Orac (Dr. David Gorski)
finally wrote a full post on Lenny (who previously had only been mentioned in the comments section of one of his cancer-quack posts).

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

James Arthur Ray: Full blood moon

I'm not normally an early riser by choice, but I made an effort to get up early today to see the full blood moon -- the lunar eclipse that turned the moon, if not bloody, at least a rusty reddish-orange. Trees were in the way, so Ron and I drove a little way down the lane towards the back pastures until we were able to get an unobstructed view. Clouds teased us and tried to hide that big red moon, but we did get some tantalizing glimpses, rendered larger by one of Ron's rifle scopes, though no pictures. That's okay; there are plenty of pictures all over the Interwebz. After our brief sky-watching adventure we came back home and I wanted to go back to sleep for a while, but couldn't.

I couldn't sleep because there was another matter that occupied my thoughts: the fact that today, October 8, 2014, is the five-year anniversary of
James Arthur Ray's Death Lodge in Sedona, Arizona. This was the grueling "ceremony" in a phony sweat lodge that took the lives of James Shore and Kirby Brown that day, and the life of a third participant, Liz Neuman, nine days later.

And Ray, the sociopathic, egotistical New-Wage guru who skyrocketed to rockstar status in his industry after he was in
The Secret, was convicted of three counts of felony negligent homicide for the three deaths in Sedona. He ended up serving less than two years in an Arizona prison. He has been back out for more than a year now, trying to rebuild his scampire, as discussed at various times on this Whirled: e.g., here and here and (more recently) here.

Although many people -- and I'm one of them -- believe that justice has not really been served in these deaths, Ray is whining that he "lost everything," and seems to be trying to build his shtick around his heroic efforts to overcome the losses he suffered. Take a look at the
"About Us" page on his web site, and you'll see.

A fourth death, not covered quite as much as those in Sedona, was that of
Colleen Conaway during a San Diego James Ray event in July 2009. Colleen fell to her death from a third-story balcony in a San Diego shopping mall, and when Ray found out about it he reportedly made every effort to keep her death from the other participants, and partied on through the night as if nothing had happened. I've recently been informed that there finally was some civil "justice" of sorts for Colleen's death, but that, I believe, is Salty Droid's story to tell and I will let him tell you when he gets a moment. (He's busy these days, and in good ways. He hasn't been blogging too much lately, but I am pretty sure that we haven't heard the last of Jason Michael Jones.)

Every year since Sedona happened I have commemorated the sad anniversary of the event (here is
last year's effort), though never with the length and depth of my first anniversary post, which was framed around Connie Joy's disturbing insider's account, Tragedy In Sedona: My Life in James Arthur Ray's Inner Circle. But I know full well that my blog posts, and all of the other hundreds of posts about Ray's atrocities, his trial, his imprisonment, and his activities since his release, haven't made much of a dent in his scampire or indeed in Scamworld at large. Even the exhaustive coverage by Salty Droid, the excellent coverage by alt-media such as The Verge, and the decent coverage by mainstream media such as ABC haven't stopped the big sick machine from rolling on.

Death Ray seems to be a perfect metaphor for the seeming futility of muckraking efforts in this area; after all, he is out and running free, spreading his inspirational wisdumb about living an "epic" life, telling people they should
accept that death is but an illusion... and a Facebook buddy of mine says that at the recent Global Information Network (GIN) Family Reunion, James Ray propaganda packets were being passed out to early registrants. Why am I not surprised?

GIN, as you may recall, was founded by
now-imprisoned serial scammer Kevin Trudeau, long a Whirled favorite, and was recently taken over by a cartel of Kevin's long-time buddies. Some have suggested that Trudeau still actually owns GIN and that the members of his crony cartel are proxies, but whether that's true or not, Kevin continues to benefit from GIN, even from Unca Sam's sleepaway camp in Montgomery.

And Trudeau of course still has his loyal fawning fans. Even James Ray has his loyalists, many of whom just don't seem to care about those inconvenient little deaths. True to Scamworld tradition, Trudeau and Ray have done their share of mutual stroking-off, as noted on this blog several times (
such as here). Trudeau has spoken out publicly in defense of Ray, and Ray, even while in prison, promoted Trudeau's Your Wish Is Your Command CD set, which was the upsell for GIN. Trudeau is behind bars and Ray is limping along, but their legacies live on.

And this isn't even to mention the thousands of other scams and scammers of Scamworld; they're all going on without missing a beat, despite occasional half-hearted attempts by the FTC or FDA or some other alphabet agency to fart in their general direction. It doesn't seem to matter in the the long run. The FTC seemed all cool with GIN being sold to Kevin Trudeau's buds in May. Another case in point is the recent news of a former FTC regulator, Pamela Jones Harbour, who was recently hired by scummy scam Herbalife to lead their "compliance team." And Herbalife's stock jumped after the appointment was announced. There's a good discussion about this matter on Salty's August 4 Herbalife post. Wrote a regular SD commenter named Barbara, addressing Ms. Harbour: "How do you sleep at night knowing the Herbalife paycheck you just casedd was money squeezed from the poorest people on the planet?"

It's enough to frustrate any muckraker.

I keep my own frustration level relatively low for the most part by keeping my expectations in line. To begin with, I've never had any particular end in mind with my blog; initially I set out to entertain and occasionally inform, and that's still pretty much my goal. I don't have any lofty goals such as trying to drive a particular scam or scammer out of business, despite the lunatic ranting of
the stupidest man in Scamworld, Mocktor Leonard Coldwell, ex-b.f.f. of Trudeau. (Coldwell is making mighty -- and mighty comical -- efforts to bury me (as well as a few other bloggers) with SEO, but the Googles seem to be wise to his tricks for the most part. He can put up a thousand poorly written, repetitive, English-challenged blogs with the tag "sexual predator" (all in an effort to negate the buzz that Leonard Coldwell is a sexual predator)... he can get my content swallowed into irrelevant aggregation machines till the cows come home... and for that matter, he can make up all of the totally insane lies he wants to about me sexually harassing him and killing his dog... but I am not going away. I'll just keep on writing as it suits me. I'll keep my long, detailed posts about him right where they are and I will not even go out of my way to promote them. People do find their way here, it seems.)

One thing we can all do -- particularly where James Arthur "Death" Ray is concerned -- is to make sure that nobody ever forgets what he did. I've said this before and I will no doubt say it again. Do what you can to spread awareness: through social media, through blogging, through peaceful protest at live events. And if you are in the self-help industry, consider signing the pledge offered by
SeekSafely, the organization founded by Kirby Brown's family. Very few have signed the pledge so far, and no "big names" have bothered to do so. There's a message there.

The blood moon was a little bit of razzle-dazzle that made us all look up to the sky for a while, but to everyone except the mystics and End-Timers it is old news now; the moon is in its waning phase and goodness knows that there are other, literally bloody things to occupy our attention down on the ground,
the Ebola scare and war threats being just a few of them. Some have told me that there are more important things to worry about than a few dead followers of a New-Wage guru who has seen better days. To the loved ones of those followers, though, Death Lodge will never be old news. San Diego will never be old news. It's up to the rest of us to let all of them know that even though the media move on to the next big story, we will never forget. My heart goes out to the families of Kirby, James S., Liz... and Colleen.

Never forget.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Kevin Trudeau: Katie's at Camp Cupcake, GIN parties on, and all's right with the Whirled

I have a ton of work but am determined not to let September slip away without at least one more post, and one that is about something besides
the stupidest man in Scamworld. I've said my piece about that for the time being, and even though I'm not going to give up on this subject, there are so many other more interesting and more important topics to blog about. So. Even though it has been a busy month, work-wise, I am going to make good on my promise to post updates about the saga of imprisoned serial scammer Kevin Trudeau, aka KT, aka Katie, as well as some of the folks who are struggling to keep his legacy alive while he cools his heels at Club Fed. Or Camp Cupcake, as he calls his new home at Federal Prison Camp in Montgomery, Alabama.

The gushing (and eye-rolling) posts
on Katie's Facebook fan page continue, most of them first-person homilies that lately seem to be seriously pandering to the New-Agey Law of Attraction crowd. Trudeau seems to be sounding more and more like a New-Age ninny, as opposed to some of the earlier Facebook posts when he appeared to be pandering to the more traditionally religious believers in miracles and such. The messages for the posts are still presumably being sent via email to, and then posted by, Katie proxies such as his long-time business associate and ex-girlfriend Janine. Occasionally, however, one of his cronies will pop on and talk about going to visit Katie in the clink, marveling at the fact that he is in such good spirits and is An Inspiration to All of Us, and is really Walking the Talk and Living the Training and so forth.

For instance,
Earlene Vining, cohort of staunch Trudeau loyalist Ed Foreman, recently posted this, which looks like an attempt at free-verse poetry but may just be an unfortunate line-break glitch (as usual, click to enlarge):

"Kevin is a bright
Star in all of our lives..."

Do I hear the sound of some of you gagging?

And every few days there's a blurb about an upcoming legal fundraiser for Katie that will take place in Colorado on October 23, 2014. (Here's a link to a September 24 promo post on Facebook.) If you make a contribution of "only $200" to the Defense Fund, you'll get a complimentary ticket to the big rally that will be hosted by Katie's pal Coach Coral (Grant, formerly Thomas). Coral is currently being flogged as Trudeau's "protege," who "does not do public speaking engagements so this is a very rare opportunity to spend time with Coral live and in person." Which is utter bull crap. Coral, whom I've mentioned a few times on my blog (particularly here) reportedly has a deal with Katie that she gets to milk his brand for all it's worth (and it's still worth quite a lot, apparently) if she contributes an agreed-upon amount to his defense fund.

Kevin himself, through his proxy/proxies, continues to pile it on thick, as indicated by this September 16 bit of inspiration:

Everyone likes/desires/wants different things. That is why there are menus at restaurants! LOL

Some people LOVE to skydive, or ski, or scuba dive, or garden, or paint, or play tennis, or watch horror films, or read terrifying novels. I personally do not LOVE any of those and might even HATE some of those. I like/love challenging my physical/mental/and emotional limits be it hiking for days with limited food and no shelter! Or being attacked by the US Government and having all my possessions taken away! Or being thrown in a jail cell for 23 hours a day for months not knowing when or if you will ever be let out!
[Apparently this is a reference to his experiences at MCC, not Camp Cupcake. ~CC] Or do mental exercises for days straight without food or sleep to access spiritual dimensions few have ever been! The list could go on and on. These are MY desires.

The point is we all want/love/desire different things, experiences and conditions. There is no right and wrong, or good, better and best when it comes to desires/wants or things you love. You love and get pleasure from certain things, and I love and get pleasure from perhaps the things YOU hate, or scare you the most. Many people however, are not deliberate creators of their life's experiences. Most people do not consciously choose what they experience in their life. Most people are not focusing on their preferences or what they decided they love/want/desire. And most people are not focusing on WHY they want these things/experiences in their lives. When you focus on what you want and WHY you want it, (instead of HOW you are going to get it), you will be happier and you WILL manifest what you want. Many people ask WHY I would want to experience what I am experiencing. The answer is simple. I LOVE this! You see, my desire is to teach, to share. (this is my destiny as decided on by ME long ago...longer than you realize) In order to teach and share with complete effectiveness, I must KNOW, not just KNOW ABOUT. I must have DONE what I am to teach. And I must first HAVE what it is I want to share. VERY few people will ever feel the desire or have the joy I (and others throughout history) have for living these type of experiences. When you are taught by someone who KNOWS (experienced it firsthand) you can then truly learn because YOU then experience it vicariously through that teacher. You virtually learn via osmosis. This is why throughout history, Guru's, Sages, Enlightened Ones, Saints, Masters etc have had such a profound impact on those who were READY, and physically close to the one who KNOWS. I am doing my part. I am going "places" you will never want to go, and experiencing things you will never want to experience first hand. I am increasing that which I KNOW. I will be out and among you sometime between mid next year and 2022! LOL The Universe KNOWS the best and perfect HOW and WHEN. If you are ready, the sky is the limit for you, and the best is yet to come!
Much love

In other words (if I'm reading this right), Katie's time in the clink is turning him into a gen-yoo-ine spiritual guru. All the better to reach his hand into your wallet teach you stuff when he gets out -- that is, if you're ready to be taught. When the mark student is ready, the con man master will appear. To date that post has 763 likes, 112 shares, and 118 comments. A woman who calls herself "Lena Lemurian" (I sense that is not her real name) responded to Kev's message with a magickal incantation:

I intend for Kevin Trudeau to be released and I see him released within the year and so it is.
I'm not so sure those intentions and whatnot are very effective. Remember that group mediation for Katie that took place about a year ago? Not so effective in getting him cleared of all charges, was it?

In response to the September 16 post a man wrote:

How do you go for days without food or sleep and still feel good? What discipline! Your NATURAL CURES books ,Your wish is my command and GIN Has greatly improved my health and thinking . They have made me signifantly [sic] more positive and improved my relationship with my friends and family and made dream again. I thank you Kevin from the bottom of my heart , you saved my life! I am glade [sic] you are feeling good and getting gooder [sic] every day. You are one of my greatest hero's. Love you!
Well, I too am glade for Kevin that he's good and getting gooder. Speaking of Glade, they've come out with their fall collection and holiday scents, and even though that stuff is probably really bad for you, I fall for the marketing every year. It makes Ron roll his eyes, but it sure beats litter box odor.

But I digress. Katie also had
this September 26 message for the troops:
Thank you for all your continued love and support. Please know I am more than good here at Federal Prison Camp Montgomery. I am the best I have ever been. And getting better. My appeal has been filed. I should get the decision sometime next year.

As my dear friend Sam points out, I am not attached to any outcome, so I yield to the Universe and am allowing the perfect manifestation of my personal goals/dreams/desires in the WAY Source knows is best. My desires are not about myself, they are about you, society, the planet, and the universe. Peace, harmony, love, and all people feeling the deepest contentment and appreciation for all experiences is one of my visions. My desires are my desires. They are not your desires. Mine are right for me alone. Yours are right for you alone. All our choices, preferences, desires/dreams/goals are always right for each of us. Do not try to force YOUR desires, or your ways of living on others. You will just live with frustration and never be truly at peace/contentment or experience true inner total bliss. Many wonder about my situation and make all kinds of assumptions. Consider stop looking at others and judging, condemning, assuming things, and criticizing their conditions and they way they choose to go through this game we call life and the situations/events they create. Wanting to make oneself right and others wrong is a motivation that will keep you from experiencing all your desires and feeling true bliss.

Know at the deepest levels, we create circumstances in life (that in fact just games we create), to experience a full range of emotions as well as conditions to allow us to exercise our invisible power!

I have a request. IF you feel moved to do so, could some of you send me pictures of Zurich, and of beautiful things/scenes/mountains/etc for MY dream board! Guess what I may want to look at each day and vibrate into physical manifestation! Know all the well. I will be out and with you as soon as is perfect! Much love
Well, Katie, I have some ideas for your vision board. You say you want some pics of Zurich?

I grabbed that still from a vid on this page, Katie. I thought you might appreciate revisiting that glorious day in Zurich when the "ambush" journos from ABC caught up with you.

Or I could send you some screen shots of some of the horrid things written by a little Teutonic twerp you unleashed on the world through the Global Information Network (GIN) -- not just the stuff about me and about some of the other critical bloggers, but the hate-filled, anti-Semitic rants as well. Since you have been playing at being Jewish, Kevin (at least you mentioned to Judge Gettleman that you have a rabbi), I'm thinking these rants might not look so good on your vision board. But they are part of what you helped to create.

For now, please accept the vision board, or dream board, that I made for you my own self, with the help of Google images. It's up there at the top of this post. I know that vision and dream boards are supposed to be about the future, but I think you need to ruminate on your present and recent past as well.

For the rest of you, here's something to consider: no matter how cynical one may be about all of this, Katie's fans continue to look upon him as a hero. Every one of those Facebook posts gets hundreds of likes and at least dozens of comments. One woman, who apparently just got back from the 2014 Global Information Network (GIN) Family Reunion in Phoenix (more about that below), wrote:

FAMILY REUNION was Exceptional! You can be proud of the "Magic 5" and all the "Maple Syrup" who were there (ask someone who was) [One] man birthed the dream (ThU KT), AND we would have proven the Training untrue, if we hadn't Re-Birth bigger & stronger than before. Mission Accomplished! Onward!
Nice to know that the GINtanic is sailing on even without Katie at the helm, isn't it?

Another woman had this to say:

I'm living two hour away from Zurich and I'm watching the mountains right now while listening to your cd's. the world needs people like you Kevin... the important is who you become, not what you have. .... time goes on, get out of there, we have so many wonderfull [sic] things to do ! don't wayste [sic] your time...
There are no two ways about it: Trudeau still has a large and loyal fan base -- from all appearances a much larger and more loyal base than that bitter little German gnome who used to be his sidekick. And while the posts on Katie's Facebook fan page are truly eye-rolling, other sources besides Trudeau and his proxies and long-time loyalists say he really is in good spirits at Camp Cupcake. (You'll read more about that soon; I'll be sure to provide a link when it's available.)

I suppose it's possible that Kevin truly has accepted his fate and is cool with it no matter what. But I'm thinking that more likely he is just a really good actor, as many sociopaths are, or he could be basing his seeming tranquility and optimism largely on his belief that his appeal will actually be successful. At this point I'm still thinking it won't be, but we'll know in a few months, and we'll also see if he continues the Facebook shtick if the appeals process fails him. And speaking of the appeal (and the case that made the appeal necessary in the first place)...

Camp may be fun, but Katie wants out: the appeals process continues
It's been quite a while since I did an update here about Trudeau's court cases;
the last post was on July 22, 2014. I've been remiss on my Katie reporting duties for sure. At any rate, the appeals process for his criminal contempt conviction is still ongoing and there probably will not be a decision until some time in 2015. I know you're probably thinking the same thing I'm thinking: if he's so happy at Camp Cupcake, why waste any more lawyer money trying to get out sooner? I guess that's just one of those mysteries of the Universe that only Kevin knows, and will be glad to share with you if you pay him or his cronies.

So what's going on, court-wise? Let's take a look...

  1. Opening appeals brief and supporting documents: On August 27, 2014, I shared the initial appeals documents on the GIN Network Truth page (a public forum) on Facebook -- here is that link. And here is a Scribd link, for the benefit of those who cannot access the Facebook file.
  2. Criminal trial transcript: I also finally downloaded some court transcripts, although I will have to keep such activities to a minimum because with actual transcripts, PACER apparently does not place a 30-page cap on download fees as they do on other court documents. At ten cents a page, it can get pretty pricey. I was able to nab this transcript of Trudeau's criminal trial, which took place in early November 2013 in Judge Guzman's court. It's a big'un. Here is a Scribd link.
  3. Sentencing hearing transcript: And here is a Scribd link to the transcript from Trudeau's March 17, 2014 sentencing hearing.

One more thing: My PACER connection is having some glitches so I haven't been able to download any court documents since late August. As soon as I get those glitches straightened out I will pop onto PACER again and check for any newer activity. Or you can do it yourself if you are so inclined. Why should I get to have all the fun?

GIN rolls on, tries to lure big spenders back into the fold
Anybody who thinks that Katie's biggest scheme to date -- GIN --
is dead, has simply not been paying attention. Granted, it may be a shadow of its former self, but it's still definitely hanging on, as indicated by the pics from the big wingding that took place this past weekend: the 2014 Family Reunion in Phoenix, Arizona. You can see some of the festivities on one of the GIN Facebook pages.

Troy McClain, CEO of
AXS Investment/Management etc., the group that bought GIN, hosted the promo video. And the first thing I noticed was that it was branding for AXS as much as it was for GIN. No big surprise there.

And Jeff Devine's Hybrid Group was also very much involved, judging from
this little event blurb on etouches

As noted on this blog previously, the new owners of GIN reportedly consist of Troy McClain, Chris "Voldemort" McGarahan, Blaine Athorn, Jeff Devine and Greg Kramer.

In case you can't get to the GIN Facebook page I linked to above, here are some highlights from the weekend:

Looks like fun, huh? And oh, goody, there's going to be a cruise in 2015. And, not to belabor a point, but even without Kevin, and even though GIN membership is way down, it still appears that the Family Reunion drew a far larger crowd than the events put on by
certain GIN ripoff clubs. (Unless, that is, GIN hired a bunch of folks to make it look like a crowd, or used CGI like they do in the movies sometimes.) Just saying.

A reliable source let me know that Troy McClain and Chris McGarahan have been making serious efforts to get Inner Circle and upper level members back into the GIN fold; in other words, they're trying to woo back the big spenders. As you may recall, Inner Circle members paid either $50k or $75k for that dubious privilege, with the promise that they would receive a percentage of the GIN proceeds and other perks. Some of these people's GIN "investments" were six figures (one former Inner Circle member and Founding Member insists GIN owes him a million dollars). When GIN nearly collapsed due to Katie's legal troubles, those folks were out all of that money, and reportedly many quit. Now Troy and Chris are trying to woo them back, with the promise that GIN will make it a point to get them the moneys owed to them asap.
Word is that some of these people asked that their "initiation" and monthly fees be waived for the appropriate amount of time in lieu of as much of the money owed as was applicable and GIN said no. Now, it's possible that something in the court order forbade such an arrangement (after all, GIN is beholden to the receiver and the court for the first year under the new ownership), but whether or not that is the case, it sounds pretty sleazy to me.

Troy and Chris are also reportedly pandering to the Christian demographic to get them to join or re-join GIN, and some who know Chris find this disgusting, saying that he is about as far from being a Christian as anyone they know.

At any rate GIN seems poised to grow, and may very possibly restore the MLM program at some point,
though it was discontinued last November (2013). They haven't removed mentions of it from their online legal documents. For that matter, they haven't removed the statement that GIN is a multi-level foundation based in Nevis. Maybe they just need to finish updating their web site.

The moral of the story, once again, is that in Scamworld there are no neat and tidy endings. But I bet you knew I was going to say that.

That's it for now, but rest assured that I'll be back soon with more.

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Blue dies, Coldwell lies, crazy minions terrorize

I so wanted to start the month of September fresh and free of
toxic debris, and I almost made it. I love September, because rather than feeling like the beginning of the end of something, it always feels to me like the beginning of something new and exciting, even though in my neck of the woods it's not really fall-ish yet. We generally don't get the burst of sudden cool air in early September that some places do, and we don't get the glorious fall colors that some of you lucky folks in the high country are already experiencing... but something changes, subtly, even here: there's a small excitement that whispers of relief from the oppressive summer.

But I am sorry to say that I am beginning September with one more (and I hope it's only one more) post about the stupidest man in Scamworld: cancer quack and alt-health fraudster
Leonard Coldwell, the lowlife of the Lowcountry, ex-b.f.f. of another Whirled favorite snarget, Kevin Trudeau. Believe me, I was totally ready to get back to Kevin, aka KT, aka Katie, since I have quite a few tidbits for you, including nearly 900 pages of trial and sentencing transcripts that I was finally able to get from PACER. Actually they've been available for a while but I have been busy. I also have updates on some of the Global Information Network (GIN) ripoff clubs, as well as blogworthy stuff about other scams and scammers.

And I am painfully aware that for the past six weeks I have spent far too much time and space on Coldwell, including a five-part deconstruction of his current and past lies and lunacies (links to individual posts are below), as well as a lengthy piece on his crowning lunatic achievement where I am concerned:
his recent accusation that I poisoned his pit bull dog Blue. So I thought I had things pretty well covered and that I had finally said everything that needed saying on this blog about that little skeev for the time being.

But darn it all... LoonyC keeps looming, casting his fat little shadow over my Whirled.

In a surprise plot twist, Coldwell's dog dies.
In late August, despite previous reports that Blue was almost all better, the poor dog died, according to Coldwell's garbled laments on Facebook. Accordingly he has redoubled his attacks on me.

Bernie at GINtruth wrote about it here. Frankly, he said most of what needed to be said, and in much more forceful and direct language than I use, but I want to put in my two-cents' too, and elaborate on a few points.

Please understand that I am not making light of a dog's death, assuming that the death actually occurred. (With Coldwell you can never be certain.) I have been through that heartache myself too many times to make light of it (
here is but one example). My dogs and cats are my children. But I hope you can understand why it is immensely difficult for me to work up any sympathy whatsoever for Coldwell at this point. I can't see past the evil he continues to perpetrate against me, crassly and cynically using whatever it was that happened to his dog in order to incite people to commit violence against me.

I had honestly thought the dog situation was resolved, at least on Lenny's end, to the point that I decided to stop fretting about it and go quietly on about my business. I even gave up on trying to get Facebook to take down the worst of Coldwell's screeds accusing me of poisoning his dog. They had taken down the first two after receiving complaints from other people (I wasn't one of the complainers), but they refused to take down the third one, which was so bad that even I complained about it. It was worse than the first two but they refused to remove it, saying it didn't "violate their community standards" regarding potential threats of violence.

So although my full name and home address were and are all over Facebook -- they appear on several of Coldwell's pages, and have been shared numerous times, complete with Coldwell's invitations to his lunatic fans to "get in touch with me"-- I had, as noted, decided to let things slide for now, at least on this Whirled. I did add a few updates in the couple of weeks after I published
my blog post about Coldwell's dog being poisoned. For instance, on July 26, 2014 I noted that on July 22, eight days after the dog poisoning saga began, Coldwell published two noteworthy threads to his Facebook page:
  1. An announcement that Blue was almost fully recovered, thanks to love and help from friends.
  2. A list, apparently taken from the ASPCA site (though either drunk-typed, typed on a malfunctioning keyboard, or (more likely) the results of bad OCR), of plants that are toxic to dogs, with the note that he had learned about this list while trying to save Blue's life. (The picture to which I link is only the first panel of several, he actually published a long list of poisonous plants.)
Oddly enough, it appears that none of Coldwell's minions responded to the toxic plant list by asking him if accidental toxic plant ingestion had been the real cause of Blue's illness after all, rather than a deliberate poisoning by a "revengeful Women in Texas." That's right: not one person asked the obvious question -- at least that I know of. Maybe someone did, but perhaps Coldwell chose to wipe the comment -- and the issue -- from his thread. That's certainly a possibility because he is scared nutless of tough questions that will expose his inconsistencies and lies.

Even so, it's difficult not to read between the lines when you look at the comments that are still on the thread. One of the first commenters asked if animals would eat those poisonous plants on their own. Coldwell simply answered, "Some do." So... maybe a certain pit bull, left unsupervised, scarfed down a plant that he shouldn't have at the Coldwell rented McMansion or apartment? (By the way, you'll need to click on the screen shots for an enlarged and undistorted view. I'm not sure why some of them came out distorted on the smaller views, but they're fine when you click on them.)


Notice that great cancer-curing advice from a guy named Kai, who seems to be saying that it's okay to give your dogs apple seeds and apricot kernels, which, claims Kai, are not poisonous to dogs and can cure doggy cancer. Jeez.

Actually there had been another discussion among the natural "cures" experts a few days before the announcement that Blue was almost all better. There's a revealing thread about the natural remedies with which Blue was presumably being treated. It seems good ol' Blue had alt-health support from all over the place.

In any case, I figured that the dog situation was more or less over for the most part. People who watch out for me reported no more ramblings about the dog on Coldwell's Facebook page. As awful and unforgivable as Coldwell's accusations against me were, I was relieved that the dog was okay, because as you know if you've been following this blog at all, I dearly love dogs and know that they are all innocent beings, no matter how monstrous their humans might be.

Then on or about August 30, 2014 the rants began again. This took me totally by surprise. Since Coldwell has me so thoroughly blocked on Facebook, I didn't see this when it first happened, but some of my "eyes" let me know that Coldwell had announced his dog had just died. And once again
he went on a rampage against me, redoubling his attacks, this time publishing not only my home address but also my private cell phone number, which I have never published nor shared publicly. In case you can't get to the screen shot I linked to (it's from Bernie's post about the matter), here is what Coldwell posted on Facebook on August 30, 2014:
My Heart has been broken today! They murdered our believed [sic] dog BLUE! At 6pm EST Blue died! This is the very last picture of Blue ever, hours before he died! The pain is overwhelming my tears make it impossible to see clearly. I hear myself crying with all my pain in my inside to deal with the pain! FB will as usual take this post off because Connie Schmidt has some kind of contacts to get this done and websites will be taken down, blocked etc (Her cell phone number is #-###-###-#### in case you want to ask her yourself, if she was responsible. (All information is Public information don't take my post down FB dirt!) Please repost this post asap because it will be taken down. The website for Justice for Blue with all the info videos and facts and proof is in the making since 11am this morning.) All info will be soon on my main website. Because they will as usual delete my post. Please re-post it!

Today is one of the worst and painful days of my life and I and many people believe we know who caused his death and ordered directly or indirectly his murder! Blue was poisoned directly after, Horny Connie, as many call her know [sic] inquired about my physical living location. As I just heard: She called my brother after that and stated that she will hurt me hard and will never stop. She called employees and friends of mine telling them it was just the beginning. And all of this just because I did not want to have sex with this disgusting women [sic]. She harassed me and my employees and family members to make them to make me meet with her for a sexual weekend. (Since all of this started we got countless information about her alleged drug use -- jut look at her picture and make up your own mind.) Witness Testimonies will be provided...
The rest of the long rant contained some tear-jerking prose about Blue's last day (and again, I'm not making light of his death, if he really died, but you have to understand the context here). Following that was a copy-and-paste of the long screed he wrote on July 17, 2014, which contained my name and home address, and that was shared on several of his Facebook pages. That's the rant that I had tried to get Facebook to remove and which they refused to remove because it conforms with their "community standards."
The picture of me that Lenny mentioned -- the one that allegedly proves my drug use -- is my Blogger profile pic that you see on the upper left hand side of this page if you're looking at the Web version of Whirled Musings. If you're looking at the mobile app the pic is somewhere down there at the end of the post. I wrote about that pic and what it means to me on
my 8th Blogaversary post on July 27.

The "Horny Connie" nonsense refers to a painfully immature but thankfully dead-in-the-water defamation project that Coldwell or some of his twisted buddies initiated early in August; it has come to naught. For deets, see this post, under the bright red subhead, "Honk if you're horny." 

As for the rest of the garbage in Coldwell's post -- the claims that I've posted under dozens of hundreds of fake names and have created fake web sites in order to smear him; the claims that I "found" two known child molesters and a "fake wannabe lawyer" to help me destroy him -- well, we've been through that already (see links at the end of this post), and anyone with any cognitive abilities whatsoever knows by now that it is just absolute bull.

I will say that the claim that I have "contacts" at Facebook is bitterly funny, in light of Facebook's steadfast refusal to take down the very posts that endanger me. Not only has Facebook left the July 17 post up there intact, but they've also left several subsequent rants in which Coldwell shared my home address and spewed his disgusting sexual fantasies about me. For instance, there's the semi-pornographic nonsense in the shot below, which I've shared before in part.


Notice that in the conversation that follows that post, Coldwell claims that I was a co-worker of one of his business partners, and he says that I have spoken to Coldwell and his family and friends on the phone numerous times over the years. Lies, lies, lies. Actually the claim that I am a former co-worker of one of Coldwell's business partners is a brand-new lie; I'd never heard it before. Being self-employed for decades, I haven't been anyone's co-worker since long before Coldwell moved to the U.S., so I seriously doubt that any of his "business partners" has ever even met me, much less worked with me. And I have never called any of Coldwell's numbers and have no intention of doing so. 

Coldwell, surely you -- or your vigilant family, friends, and employees -- would have recorded at least one of those numerous "horny" communications from me, which supposedly took place either over a period of three years, or four months, or three months... depending upon your lie du jour. Lacking that, surely someone from your top-notch legal team would be on the ball and would have made the recordings. But they couldn't because those phone calls never happened. You have no evidence and no proof, because you are completely making all of it up. Moreover, I've never heard a peep from any one of your lawyers, so your claim that they have been "dealing with me" for years is total hogwash (no offense to hogs). And I can't wait to see all of those "Witness Testimonies" about my "alleged drug use."

As stupid as that August 30 death announcement was, however, quite a few people shared it on their own Facebook timelines -- 24, at the last count [as of 15 September, 2014 ~CC]. There are 68 "likes," including Coldwell's b.f.f. bidness partner and my former frenemy Peter Wink, and Coldwell's first U.S. wife, Wendy Elayne Witchner, a fellow animal lover with whom I have tried to communicate privately to no avail. Wendy Elayne Witchner seems to "like" every scurrilous lie her ex-hubby has told about me, even though I have a very strong sense that she knows he is lying. Shame on you, Wendy. And shame on you, Peter Wink. You know better.

At any rate, the disturbing responses from Coldwell's most loyal and unthinking fans resumed on Facebook. There had been dozens of similar responses to the first rash of accusations, and after the doggy death announcement the cretins just took up where they'd left off. One man named Michael Arnold wrote, "I'm so sorry Dr. C... I hope some justice will be served... like revenge very coldly." Another person going by the name Ashley Alkalise-Energise Gilbert (I'm sure that was her birth name; maybe her parents were batteries), wrote... well, let me just share the screen shot of her post.
A lawyer friend of mine said that although it's profoundly stupid for Coldwell to insinuate that I could poison a dog remotely, the comments from some of Coldwell's imbecile followers made it clear that it is possible to poison minds remotely.

Here are snippets from a private Facebook conversation with a person in Belgium whose mind has clearly been poisoned by Coldwell. He had actually initiated the conversation on August 22, a little more than a week before the dog's alleged death. Out of respect for the guy's privacy I won't tell you that his name is Florian de Waele. Oops.

Conversation started August 22
8/22, 4:33pm Florian De Waele
Dear zionist whore, I wonder how much is big pharma paying you to destroy Dr Coldwell's business?
8/26, 8:11pm Connie Schmidt
Dear Aryan idiot: Nobody pays me anything to attempt to tell the truth. Oh, wait... this is a joke, right? Ha, ha, good one!
8/27, 7:44am Florian De Waele
The truth? Jewish lies! I prefer listening to a true man of God instead of a filthy frustrated prostitute. I'm warning you Connie Schmidt, you and your neo-Zionist pharma sponsors might have started this fight but Dr Coldwell will finish it!

8/27, 10:12am Connie Schmidt
You are joking, right? If not, where do you get the idea that I am Jewish or a Zionist? Not that there is anything wrong with either -- and not that it is any of your business -- but I am neither Jewish nor Zionist. Even Coldwell has not lied that I am Jewish/Zionist -- well, not that I know of anyway. He is such a sniveling coward that he has blocked me from reading his social media rants, so no telling what the little liar has said about me lately.

Coldwell HAS told many despicable lies about me, though. He has lied that I am a prostitute (or former prostitute), and he has lied that I have awful diseases, and he has lied that I made sexual passes at him (a big laugh because I am happily married and he disgusts me), and he even lied that I poisoned his dog last month. And he has lied that Big Pharma is paying me (or that anyone is paying any other blogger who has written about him).
And he DID start this fight with me when he made the choice to start telling filthy despicable lies about me, simply because I raised legitimate questions about him -- questions he is afraid to answer. He lied about other bloggers too, falsely calling them child rapists (among numerous other lies).
And he lied about all of us "hacking" his web sites and radio show. Even his webmaster and social media admin knows that those are all lies but she dare not speak up against him, apparently for fear of losing his business and/or his friendship.
Flo, you need to open your eyes and stop parroting that ridiculous little man. Learn to think for yourself. When you do, come back and apologize and I may accept it.

[NOTE: Between the time of that comment and his next response, the dog died. ~CC]
9/2, 10:46pm Florian De Waele
Do you think you're fooling me with your Jewish nose and surname? Go tell to the children being murdered by your Zionist buddies there's nothing wrong with Zionism. Now you've killed an innocent dog you perhaps can go join those Israeli murderers

Dr. Colwell is fighting for YOUR rights and YOUR health as well and what is your gratitude? Attacking this brave man who follows the Lord with all his heart! Let us ask the age-old question "Cui bono?" "Who benefits?"
How on earth could Dr. C benefit from making up lies about you? On the other hand you and your pharma sponsors have immense profits to lose when Dr. C's message becomes mainsteam [sic].

You probably mean the "Bernie O'Mahony" guy? That guy IS a child rapist, there was a picture to prove it on Coldwell's site. People should be made aware he's dangerous. If big pharma has the resources to hire you to murder his innocent dog it is not hard for me to believe they're hacking his sites too.
Dr C. is a ridiculous little man? OK, that's your opinion, let me give you a quote "Multiple awards winning Radio host of Coast to Coast George Noory stated in his new TV show with Dr. Coldwell: "I know and have interviewed most experts worldwide, Dr Leonard Coldwell is simply the best of the best!"

9/3, 5:48am Connie Schmidt
You cannot even keep Coldwell's lies straight, can you? He claims I killed his dog because I was angry about his sexual rejection of me. He didn't say Big Pharma hired me to kill the dog.

Granted, his original lie (which he started telling in October 2012) was that Big Pharma hired me to destroy his reputation by writing about him on my blog. But when he couldn't get anyone except possibly the stupidest of the stupid to believe that whopper, he switched to the "woman scorned" lie.
In any case everything he has written about me is a lie. It is your choice to continue to believe those lies.

And everything Coldwell has written about Bernie is a lie too. You obviously do not know that originally Coldwell and Bernie were friends and allies. Coldwell was at one time very supportive of Bernie's blog GINtruth, back when Bernie was only writing about Kevin Trudeau and GIN. Coldwell called Bernie "brother" and said he loved him. Bernie in turn was supportive of Coldwell and even had a link on GINtruth to Coldwell's main web site.

Eventually Bernie came to realize that Coldwell had been as much a part of Trudeau's huge scam as Trudeau was and that Coldwell would have continued to happily push that scam, knowing it was a scam, if Trudeau had not fired Coldwell. Coldwell only became anti-Trudeau because he was angry that he had lost an easy income source.

Bernie also found out some more unsavory info about Coldwell (on his own -- not because of me or Big Pharma or the Zionists), and he ultimately decided that Coldwell was not someone he wanted to continue to support. So he began writing critical information about him on GINtruth. Coldwell started threatening Bernie and telling him to choose sides or else Coldwell would sue/destroy him. Bernie, in my opinion, chose the side of truth.

So contrary to what Coldwell has said in different lies, Bernie is not someone that I "found" to help me destroy "Dr" C, nor is he someone recruited by Big Pharma.
I won't even address your stupid statements that I support any murder of innocents, whether done in the name of Zionism or patriotism, Islam or Christianity. Clearly you will continue to believe whatever you want to believe. You are one of those for whom "the facts don't matter if the story is good."
9/3, 7:01am Connie Schmidt
It occurs to me that I did not answer your question, "Who benefits?" Coldwell is trying to benefit from his lies about me because he is afraid of the truths I tell about him. He is scared of the legitimate questions I raise about him on my blog. Same deal with Bernie and with all of the other people who have written critically about Coldwell. Coldwell would obviously benefit if he could silence all of his critics. Truth is a scary thing to people such as he. Since he cannot silence us he is doing the next best thing and using outrageous lies to appeal to idiots. And clearly, some idiots are swallowing every piece of crap he throws out to them.
I went on to tell Florian the truth about the "child rapist" lies about Bernie, giving him links to Bernie's GINtruth blog post about the matter, as well as the direct link to Bernie's original Facebook post that he wrote just after he was beaten up by the Japanese thugs who gave him that black eye. I also sent Florian a few screen shots of Coldwell's praise and thanks to Bernie back in the old days, when Bernie was just writing about Kevin Trudeau and GIN on GINtruth. I've yet to hear back from him.

The same day Loony announced his dog's death, an anonymous commenter,
apparently quoting from lyrics in Les Miserables, wrote to my blog.

It is possible that the Anon commenter was just being ironic, perhaps making fun of the idiots who really are supporting Coldwell's histrionics. But I don't know for sure. I'm erring on the side of caution these days. So as always, I've recorded and reported everything.

Over the next couple of days following the death announcement, Coldwell continued to use his Facebook page as a wailing wall, milking that old sympathy cow for all it was worth, portraying his dog as the embodiment of pure love and innocence, and me as evil personified.

 But he wasn't finished yet.
Coldwell brings Mommy into the mix

I figured that with the dog dead, Coldwell's beloved mama had to be next on the list of pawns in his deranged little game, particularly since he had previously used Mommy to threaten me, pretending to be his brother and using the totally fake name "Rudi Kauder." I've shared that story and these screen shots before, of course, but here they are again. This message was sent on November 4, 2012. What spooked me when I first saw the threat (I didn't actually see it till January 2013) was Coldwell's threat to share my private information with his rabid fans. Ultimately he did make good on that threat, of course, although not until more than a year and a half later.

For someone who "isn't a public figure," Mommy sure appears on public posts a lot, as well as in Coldwell's books. He parades her around in public like a prize-winning heifer. As you probably know if you've been following this blog (or him) at all, Coldwell's "health expert" shtick is based in large part on his tall tales of curing Mommy of liver cancer ("in a terminal state"), liver cirrhosis and hepatitis C 43 years ago (never mind that Hep C wasn't identified by medical science until 1989 -- a mere 25 years ago).

In any case I was of course correct in my prediction that Coldwell would bring Mommy into the mix in the wake of the dog "poisoning" saga. But I don't deserve too much credit for my prescience because he is such a predictable little nutjob. In the shot below you'll see how he threw Momma into the narrative. Also notice that our favorite caps-lock terrorist, Haiah Victoria Kingsley, is back with her threats of violence against me.

In truth, I've never shared Mommy's current name anywhere, nor her address, so chalk that up to just another one of Lenny's lies. I shared her MAIDEN NAME once on my first blog post about Bernd/Lenny, which I initially
published in May 2012. I got that name from a publicly available document concerning Coldwell's legal name change, which took place in Fauquier County, Virginia on June 25, 1998. But in a subsequent post about the name change -- the one where I celebrated the Quinceanera (fifteenth birthday party) of Lenny's new name -- I even redacted her maiden name.

As for her address, which presumably is somewhere in Germany, I don't know it, don't want to, and wouldn't share it if I had it. I don't think Mommy is totally innocent -- after all, Lenny has publicly boasted online and in interviews and in books that she manages his "businesses" in Germany (which I can only imagine has something to do with money-funneling) -- but nevertheless I do think she is being used and perhaps to some extent duped by her wicked son. And I always leave family members of scammers alone unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise.

So, Coldwell, show us some place where I published Mommy's name and address. Show us some concrete proof or even credible evidence that Mommy was "hurt" by anyone as a result of anything I wrote, ever. You claimed in a recent rant that she was "instantly" hurt after I published her name and address. When and where did this happen? If it happened immediately after I published her maiden name on May 31, 2012 -- which is the only time I ever published it -- why are you only just now saying that she got hurt as a result of something I published?
Why didn't you start hollering about her Cosmic-Connie-induced injuries more than two years ago?

For that matter, show us proof that I went online and obtained your home address, which is the foundation of your ridiculous lie that I poisoned your dog or that I was responsible for poisoning him. As noted before on this blog, I have only ever availed myself of free data that pops up when your name is entered into a search engine. I have never paid for a search for your address or your dodgy background. With the exception of mentioning the street where your mailbox is (an address that you have published on all of your web sites), I have never published your address, not only because I don't know it but because I simply don't do things like that -- unlike you, who published my address and private phone number with the clear intent not merely to discredit me -- something you've not been able to do with your nearly two years of lying about me -- but to incite violence against me. You are such a coward, Lenny. If one of your stupid fans comes after me it will, I promise you, not end well for them, and that will be on your shiny little head.

I suppose the next thing Coldwell will do is make up another story about getting his car bombed (again) or about some other brand new threat to his own life or property. He might even post a picture of a bombed-out car, or even a pic of himself with a fake black eye to make people feel sorry for him. He has often claimed that there have been numerous attempts on his life -- four, eleven or twelve, depending upon the conversation. He claims he has been shot at and hit, and that he has a bullet in his body. If all of that is true, it seems that Big Pharma sure is hiring some incompetent hit men.

Or maybe Coldwell is not through with using Mommy to incite fans' wrath against me. Perhaps she will get ill or take a fall, as older folks unfortunately often do. And of course he will blame me and get the imbeciles all fired up yet again. You just never know.

Somebody knows what really happened to Coldwell's dog(s).
According to Lenny's lament on August 30, Blue was to be cremated and his ashes scattered "in the country." There was no mention that I could see of a necropsy (which is what
they generally call an animal autopsy, for some reason) to confirm cause of death, so I suspect there is a dearth of forensic evidence. Not that his idiot followers are going to even question his story, though.

Nevertheless, many people besides me have questioned his story all along. Some outside speculators have gone so far as to suggest that the dog did not actually die or never was ill in the first place and that Lenny made the whole thing up as an excuse to get people to attack me. That seems like an awful lot of trouble to go through, even for Lenny, and besides, Blue was supposedly an attraction at some of his seminars, and I can't see him giving up any edge he might have had, since his seminars have had so little to recommend them ever since Kevin Trudeau divorced him. Some folks even suggested at the very beginning of the dog saga that Lenny or someone else close to Blue did something to the dog to create the drama -- kind of a
Munchhausen syndrome by proxy thing. I think that is far-fetched, but then again, with Coldwell, you never know. He is pretty much bat-sh-t crazy.

Some people thought it possible that Blue had some chronic or acute disease process going on, perhaps contributed to by owners who fed him too much people food, or the wrong kind of people food. (Oysters, for instance, really are not good for dogs in excess. Raw oysters can give people hepatitis A, and it's possible that dogs can get some form of hepatitis or other serious illness from eating raw oysters too (
though canine hepatitis is usually spread in other ways). Left untreated, hepatitis can eventually kill. Even cooked oysters can have toxic algae that can make dogs sick. Just saying, in light of the fact that Coldwell has shared this 2011 pic.)

It's even possible that all of those "natural remedies" that Lenny claimed to be stuffing down the dog had something to do with hastening his demise. Food grade hydrogen peroxide, colloidal silver, benzonite clay, sodium thiosulfate, and all kinds of homeopathic stuff... good Goddess!

I've even heard theories from some folks who have looked at all of the still pics and videos Coldwell has shared of the dog, and have suggested that there might be more than one dog involved. In some pics the dog Lenny calls Blue has a lot more white on his head and body than in other pics. A trick of the light... or a trick of a lunatic who will stop at nothing to silence a critic? Lenny has said that he has several pit bulls. One friend of mine said he either can't tell his dogs apart or he is being untruthful about what happened to one or more of those dogs... and my friend is banking on the latter. As farfetched as the "different dogs" theory may be, it's still not as farfetched as his lie that I had anything to do with harming any dog.

All I know is that there are lots of holes in Lenny's dog story, apart from the big lie that I had anything to do with whatever happened. And the longer you look the more holes you can see. It's like a sky full of stars, except ugly.

In any case, assuming that the dog(s) really did get sick -- from whatever cause -- I have no doubt that somebody, somewhere outside of Lenny's tight little circle of insanity knows much more about what really happened to Blue than has been told so far. Whether it's somebody who worked on the dog(s) at the Charleston or Mt. Pleasant area animal emergency clinic when he first took ill around July 14, 2014, or someone who subsequently tended him/them at his regular vet, or cared for him/them along the way or even before the alleged poisoning... somebody knows something and has some information that can help me.

Maybe it's one of Lenny's neighbors or a property manager or landlord, wherever in Mt. Pleasant or Charleston that he may be squatting at the moment. (As noted before, I don't know his address and don't want to, but there are indications that he moves around a lot -- more than the average person, even in our highly mobile society.) 

Somebody knows what happened to that dog, and I am not going to give up until I find out or until Coldwell retracts his horrible accusations. And this isn't any sort of invasion of Coldwell's privacy. As I said in my previous post (under the sub-head, "Why I have spent so much time writing about Leonard Coldwell"), he invited me to the party by falsely accusing me of a specific crime and by sharing my private information. He gave up his right to privacy where the situation with his dog is concerned. And no matter how obsessive it makes me appear, I am going to keep on this until I get to the bottom of the mystery or until he retracts and apologizes. I suspect you might do the same if you or someone you love were similarly accused.

If you are reading this and you happen to be someone who knows what really happened to Coldwell's dog, you know he is lying about me and deliberately putting me in danger. You know that it is wrong to just sit on this information. Sharing the information with me is the right thing to do. If you work at one of the vet clinics and are afraid you will lose your job, I understand and I will keep you anonymous to the extent that it is possible.

For the possible benefit of those who might be familiar with some of the veterinary clinics in Charleston, here are links to a couple of videos Coldwell posted on Facebook about his dog's suffering. They reveal a little bit of the hospital environment but I don't know if there's enough to make it distinctly recognizable.
Below is a still photo of a dog that was posted on Coldwell's Facebook page on July 19, 2014, five days after the first rash of accusations and presumably 5 to 6 days after Blue took ill. (Don't believe the claim that the post was written by someone named "Katie" -- that is Coldwell's writing style. And a friend of mine has had private convos with "Katie," who wrote a LOT like Coldwell and even referred to Coldwell in the first person.)

The point is that I need your help. Again, it's the right thing to do. Allowing Coldwell to continue his lies about me will not bring his dog back and will only be enabling a psychopath. I can't offer you a $10,000 reward like Coldwell did back on July 15 for information linking me to the dog poisoning incident -- in fact I can't offer you any reward other than the satisfaction of knowing you did the right thing. But please, help me if you can. Or Coldwell could just save us all the trouble and tell us where his dog was treated, and share the complete veterinary records. But I don't see that happening.
As for the rest of you, I will try not to bore you any more than absolutely necessary with any more Coldwell nonsense on this blog. But count on this: I am not going to go away.

The back story to this post (complete with disturbing screen shots of comments from crazed Lenny fans):
Leonard Coldwell goes too far: lies about me poisoning his dog (originally published 16 July, 2014, with several updates)

Deconstructing Lenny in five not-so-easy pieces:

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