Smaug alert! The hoarder of Hungryneck Boulevard
Above is a picture of Not-Doctor Loony Coldwell in his home (which, for the record, is NOT on Hungryneck Boulevard; that's his mailbox address, which is a matter of public record). In this picture he appears to be showing off his worldly treasure to Peter Wink: his gold coins, his currency, his watches, and his horsey statue. For some reason Peter chose to share this on his own public photo album on Facebook, as one of his profile photos, no less. Since this was posted on January 6, 2013*, just before the launch of Lenny and Peter's IBMS Master's Society scam, I'm thinking that maybe Peter was thinking this might somehow be good publicity for the scam. ("I am rich as sh-t, and you can too!")
A Facebook friend of mine noted that there appears to be not much more than $10k worth of loot in that picture. Another friend who has seen lots of "gold and silver porn" videos -- that is, vids of people showing off their gold and silver stashes -- says that most of those videos make Lenny's loot look like peanuts. Of course, Lenny could always say that this represents a small portion of his hoard, which is too large to fit into one picture. But whether Lenny has ten thousand or ten million or more, the picture is as ludicrous as Loony Coldwell himself, and, as my friend noted, the fact that he actually staged the picture, and Peter posted it, is hilarious. I wonder whose idea it was. I guess since Winkwell are now joined at the hip, that doesn't really matter.
At any rate, in a way this seems like history repeating itself. Apparently, people like to show Peter their gold. Peter's ex-boss Kevin Trudeau did the same thing some time back, and as many of us know, that ended up in a statement to the FTC. Could Lenny be next? You never know.
As my guy Ron said when he saw the Lenny photo: "Guard it closely, Smaug. Bilbo and the Dwarves are on the way!"
* Originally I wrote that the pic of Lenny and his gold was taken on January 6, 2013, but that is probably not correct. After all, it was in mid-December 2012 that Lenny was bragging to Bernie O'Mahony at GINtruth.com about having shown his loot to Peter. As I noted on my post of 21 December, 2012, Lenny had started threatening Bernie when he realized Bernie was really turning his critical eye on Lenny instead of keeping it on Kevin Trudeau and GIN. Lenny told Bernie he was going to financially ruin critical bloggers such as Salty Droid and me; here is part of his message to Bernie:
And by the way I have hundreds of thousands of testimonials and thank you letters emails and video testimonials and what do these losers have??? I am rich like shit and everybody that gets in my way will be paying legally the price... believe me it will finish everybody involved financially I dont care about money -- just ask Peter how much cash I showed him in my house. I deal with numbers that you cannot even fathom...So it is very possible that the loot pic was taken in December or earlier. However, the timing of the posting on Peter's Facebook page makes me think it may have something to do with publicizing the IBMS Master Baiter's scam as well as to serve notice to critics.