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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Leonard Coldwell goes too far: lies about me poisoning his dog

Fake doctor Leonard Coldwell, ex-b.f.f. of imprisoned serial scammer Kevin Trudeau, has finally gone too far in his attempts to silence me. He has publicly and falsely accused me of poisoning his pit bull Blue, or of being somehow behind the deed, and since July 14, 2014 he has been running a campaign on social media to get people to pity him and rally behind him against me. Most dangerously of all he has published my name and address in conjunction with these false accusations several times. The picture above speaks for itself, and deserves addressing here on this very public blog, since I am not allowed a voice on the social media pages on which it appears.

Various people have posted on those social media pages in my defense -- of their own accord, not because I asked them to -- and their comments have soon been deleted, after which Coldwell falsely accused me of signing up under fake Facebook accounts, or ordering or paying others to speak up for me. In some cases he lied about the content of the deleted posts, apparently being unable to accept the idea that I might actually have some support.

The screen shot above shows a July 15, 2014 re-post of a screed that was originally put on Facebook on July 14, 2014. The post was published on Coldwell's new page, The Only Answer to Cancer, as well as his personal profile page, Leonard Coldwell Nmd PhD., which have a combined following of several thousand. It was immediately shared by numerous people on their own Facebook pages, including a fan page for a conspiracy-nut radio show. Several folks complained about the original post to Facebook and Facebook took it down, and then Coldwell's gang put it right back up, and Facebook took it down yet again.

This did not stop him. Sometimes pretending to be his brother "Nicolas" (though his brother's real name is Jens Anskohl, aka Nicholas (with an h) Coldwell), sometimes pretending to be someone named "Barbara," sometimes pretending to be an assistant named "Katie," and sometimes writing as himself, Coldwell continues even now to spread the lies about me on other Facebook posts. Some have not contained my address but still state my name and say I had something to do with the poisoning of his dog. I am blocked from participating on these public conversations.

This post has turned out to be much longer than I originally intended. And I have added quite a bit to it since I first published it on July 16. It may seem that I am overstating my case, and certainly some of the information here is redundant -- in other words, I've covered most of the background issues on previous posts. For those of you who have been with me a while, I apologize for the redundancies.

I think they're important, though, because unfortunately, some people still apparently believe Coldwell's lies. I am getting emails from people asking me if I poisoned the dog or know who did. For instance, this one came in as a private Facebook message...

But most aren't even questioning me; they're simply rallying to Coldwell's side and making all sorts of speculations about me and implied threats, and calling me an animal murderer (even though I had nothing to do with it, and even though the dog has apparently made a full recovery). Nevertheless I hold out a little hope for rationality, so here is my open letter to any Leonard Coldwell fans who have the broadness of mind to read it. (And I promise I'll get back to my intended and mostly-finished posts soon!)

Dear unquestioning Leonard Coldwell fans who believe Coldwell's lie about who poisoned Coldwell's dog Blue:

I respectfully ask that
you read this June 30, 2013 blog post-- and follow all necessary links -- and perhaps then you will see why Leonard Coldwell, whom I've never met and never tried to meet, is on a rampage against me, rather than the other way around. If you don't want to follow that link, just keep on reading on this post, because most of the story is now here.Everything Coldwell has been telling you fans about me is a lie and he knows it, and I think his assistants and most loyal fans know it, and everyone who knows me or has followed my blog knows it too. As a lifelong animal lover who has several dogs and cats, I would NEVER poison a dog, condone poisoning a dog or be part of anything so atrocious. 
Moreover, despite Coldwell's grasping-for-straws tale about his dog being poisoned right after I supposedly did a search for his home address, that's pure poppycock. In the slightly more than two years since I have been writing about him on my blog, I have casually searched numerous times, utilizing the limited public resources that are available for free via the search engines. I have seen many past addresses, and in fact several are listed on the 2007 police report too (more on that below). I imagine lots of other people have searched as well, including curious reporters.
But I have never paid for any online or offline resource, nor made any serious effort to find out Coldwell's home address, because I simply do not care that much. I have no idea what Coldwell's home address is. He keeps that very private and wouldn't even give it to the courts in his recent major fail of a lawsuit against another blogger (Salty Droid). I did discuss that fact publicly on Salty's April 3, 2014 blog post about the failed lawsuit, however, so maybe Coldwell construed that as a "search" for his address. (It's comment number 222939, April 6, 2014 at 9:29 am, on this post.) As I said... Coldwell is grasping for straws.

More than likely, if the dog was indeed deliberately poisoned as he claims (and we only have Coldwell's word for it at this point), it was one of his neighbors. Unfortunately many people hate pit bulls, a breed I happen to be quite fond of (though I am fond of all dogs).

In fact, I've written about my dogs and cats a few times on this blog. I've deeply mourned the ones I have lost (such as Rex and Noelle and Coca), though I have yet to write about our sweet Layla, a pretty hound-terrier mix who died last August as a result of eating tainted dog food. (I still need to blog about that. It's hard.) Layla's was a terrible death, the worst dog death I have ever seen, and I have seen too many four-legged loved ones through their final hours over the years. The sounds of Layla's cries and the smell of her blood (she was hemorrhaging from both ends) will haunt Ron and me forever. I would never wish such an experience on an innocent dog or on any of the people who love that dog -- no matter how vile the people themselves are.

Assuming that Coldwell still lives in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (as his oft-published mail box address on Hungryneck Boulevard would indicate), it would seem that if he felt his dog had been deliberately poisoned, he would have reported it to the Mt. Pleasant Police Department within a reasonable time of the occurrence. Looking at the daily crime reports around July 14, 2014 -- the first day Coldwell began reporting on Facebook about his dog's poisoning, and blaming me for it -- I see no such reports. Perhaps such reports are filed in a different division and are not available online with the other crime reports. I see that the Police Department also maintains an Animal Control division composed of uniformed civilians who provide investigative support and followup regarding allegations of animal cruelty.

On the other hand, if Coldwell lives in Charleston, South Carolina, he might be served by a different law enforcement department.
The Charleston PD also maintains an Animal Services department. The point is that if he had truly thought his dog had been deliberately poisoned, you'd think there would be an official report somewhere. If there is, and one of you can find it, please send it to me.

The other point, once again, is that I don't know where Coldwell lives. And frankly I don't want to know.

As for some of the other lies...
Coldwell has accused me of hacking into his new web site, a site that I wrote about at length
in my previous blog post. I am too technically inept to hack anyone's web site, not even my own. I do not condone hacking because I do not believe in playing dirty. So Coldwell's and his little web-girl's claims or insinuations that I had ANYTHING to do with "hacking" are simply absurd. His pages were no doubt removed because of numerous complaints from the people he lied about, such as Bernie O'Mahony, whom he falsely accused of being a child rapist (as well as falsely accusing him of hacking into his web site -- and, more recently his Dr. C Opinion Radio show). Bernie has some more about that; his links are at the end of this post.

Anyone who has been following Coldwell for any length of time knows that "hacking" is his most frequent defense. If you're to believe him, that man's sites get hacked more than all of the banking, government, military and other major sites in the world. Even the disclaimer at the bottom of his main web page says that site was hacked. He must be a very important little man!

For the benefit of those of you who aren't familiar with me or my blog -- and if you believe Coldwell's stories, you obviously are not familiar with me or my blog -- I am a professional writer but I blog as a hobby. I have been blogging since July 2006 and have written about many Scamworld artists, not just Coldwell. Coldwell came on my radar only because of his close ties with the above-mentioned serial scammer
Kevin Trudeau. In fact if it hadn't been for Kevin Trudeau promoting Coldwell's shtick in Trudeau's first Natural Cures book, and then later elevating him to such lofty status via Trudeau's huge Global Information Network (GIN) scam, Coldwell would almost certainly still be scrabbling around in obscurity. Coldwell deeply owes nearly his entire platform and any prominence he might have in the U.S. to Trudeau -- and when Coldwell was fired from GIN in spring of 2012 his wallet took a huge hit from which he is clearly still trying desperately to recover.

Coldwell would have remained just an amusing sideshow to the big KT circus, and I probably would have stopped at just one post about him. But then more unsavory information surfaced, and not because I went looking for it. It came to me. And the rest is... well, I'll go into more detail below.

The point I wish to make right now is that I have only ever written about Leonard Coldwell on this very blog, which as you can clearly see has my real name, and on various Facebook forums, also under my real name (my current avatar is the well-known symbol for marriage equality), and on other people's blogs, usually under the name "Cosmic Connie" because that is an online name used on my blog, but everybody knows it is I. So when Coldwell says I have created hundreds of fake accounts and spent thousands of hours "defaming" him, he is lying. Well, maybe he really believes that is true, but I seriously doubt it. He is desperate and searching for any way to silence me.

The infamous 2007 Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina police report on Leonard Coldwell
Coldwell can pack a lot of lies and misrepresentations into one short Facebook rant. The screen shot below is yet another case in point.

First off,
Alexandra Nouri (not "Nuori," as Coldwell spells it) is a real and separate person who runs her own blog and writes books and helps people deal with the narcissists and sociopaths in their lives. She wrote one blog post about Coldwell -- one! -- and he intimidated her into taking it down. But her blog is still up there, big as life. At first Coldwell said Alexandra was Bernie O'Mahony. Now he says she is I. Go figure. It's not the first lie he's told, or even the worst lie, and it won't be the last.
Speaking of worse lies than the accusations that I blog under fake names... Coldwell's statements and implications about that "false police report" are truly daft. First off, it's not a false police report. It's very real. As I have noted numerous times on this blog, it did NOT result in any charges against Coldwell (for various reasons), but in my opinion it is a smoking gun and part of his permanent record.

Yet in an effort to discredit the report (and by extension me), Coldwell cites one woman who, in April 2014, retracted her 2007 accusation against him, which was recorded in that very real police report. Seven years later, she was apparently persuaded to file an affidavit recanting her accusation, and Coldwell is now milking that for all it's worth. He fails to mention that this woman was just one of numerous women filing complaints. In saying that she admitted it was a false report that she filed under pressure, Coldwell adds, "guess from whom?" By context, the clear implication is that I pressured the woman to file the report at
the Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Police Department (case number 2007-04652) in the first place.

Really, Leonard?!? That report -- and again, it is a REAL report, not a fake one -- was (as I noted) filed in 2007, and that was years before I'd ever even heard the name Leonard Coldwell. Back in those blissful days I was occupied with joyfully skewering The Secret. I had no idea of the evil that was in my Whirled's future.

Or perhaps by "guess from whom," Coldwell means that the woman filed the complaint under pressure from Big Pharma. Or the medical profession. Or any of his other imagined enemies. As is usually the case with his incoherent rants it is difficult to determine.

What is truly awful is that on his "Bio" web site and in a subsequent Facebook post he mentions another woman who supposedly committed suicide because she could not live with herself after making the false accusations against Coldwell. That is codswallop, and one of the crassest and most cynical things he has ever written. According to documents attached to the police report this woman -- actually a teenage girl -- was murdered under mysterious circumstances a few months after the alleged incidents with Coldwell. Reportedly she was never the same after her alleged encounters with him, and she started hanging around a bad crowd. The full story of her murder has not been told.

My "obsession" with Coldwell: the real reason
Here's an important point that you Lenny fans need to assimilate: The only reason I am "obsessed" with Coldwell is that he provides so much easy material. To suggest that I have any sexual interest in him whatsoever is a lie -- a highly amusing one, but a lie nevertheless.

But as indicated above, I cannot defend myself on the forums Coldwell is using to incite people to hate me and take action against me. He has blocked me from seeing most of them or from participating in any way. He does not want to give me a chance to speak up for myself and provide links that tell the truth about HIM. Similarly he does not want to give a voice to people who write supportive comments about me. Comments supportive of me have been immediately removed from his pages and then have been subsequently misrepresented to his small and shrinking fan base. To me that reeks of cowardice. That is what bullies do. So much for the courageous "Dr." Coldwell.

Again, read
this blog post (or, at the very least, the rest of the one you're on now) and try to consider what you are doing by supporting the man who is spreading these outrageous lies about me and several other people.

Coldwell is angry because ever since
May 2012, when I wrote my first blog post about him, I have been asking questions he does not want to answer. Questions about his credentials, his medical qualifications, his cure claims, and the REAL reasons that he changed his name from Bernd Klein (aka Bernd Witchner) and moved from Germany to the United States.

The first lies he told about me were that I am an AIDS-infected ex-prostitute who gave bad STDs to her clients, and am now being paid by Big Pharma to discredit and defame him. When nobody believed those lies (not even his closest fan-girls) he switched to the story that I tried to have sex with him. That tale first surfaced in November 2013; see screen shot below. The person named "Peter" whom he mentions in the non sequitur is his close friend and business partner Peter Wink, who knew Coldwell was lying about my asking Peter to set me up with Coldwell, but said nothing publicly, at least to my knowledge (he has me blocked so I honestly don't know). This screen shot was taken on November 6, 2013:

More recently Coldwell has been saying I tried for more than two years to have sex with him. Soon after he changed that to nearly three years.
He can't even be consistent with his lies.

He is also saying that I have been "defaming" him for three years now. I did not write my first blog post about him until May 2012, as noted above. As of July 2014 that has been only a little over two years. Maybe they do years differently in Germany.

Coldwell panders to the most deranged people
The bottom line is that Coldwell's latest campaign to silence me -- by crassly and cynically using his dog to incite people to action against me -- has put me in serious jeopardy because he published my address in conjunction with the false accusations, and he all but invited people to come and get me. And you fans accept his baloney without question. You're ready to come hunt me down and poison and shoot me (well, some of you are). Check out that deranged woman with the caps-lock problem in the two shots below:

(You've been reported, Haiah.)

You're all ready to condemn me as a crazed, sex-obsessed stalker -- or "a relentless zionist sub-human scum" (well, some of you are).

Later in the same conversation, a woman named Gloria Winters Anderson wrote, "I would LOVE to catch her and defame her the way she defamed Blue!" Duly noted and reported, Gloria. I may have to re-think the relatively respectful tone of this blog post.

And some of you are willing to believe beyond-the-pale, crazy stupid stuff (talk about being mentally ill):

Perhaps you're somehow getting off to Coldwell's disturbing, disgusting porn fantasies, such as this one from July 21, 2014:

Maybe you support Coldwell's highly disturbing attempt to dehumanize me by referring to me as "that thing" (this one was also taken around July 21, and Lenny's former wife, Wendy Witchner, also an animal lover, chimed right in):

And you guys don't even know me. If you believe what Coldwell is saying about me you are clueless about the real context here, and you won't even bother to try to do a little rudimentary research (well, most of you won't).

Instead you'll believe conspiracy-infested whoppers like the rant below, where Coldwell imagines that I am some almighty controller who is making other bloggers, such as Bernie O'Mahony, Omri Shabat at GlancingWeb (the guy in Israel), and a "wannabe lawyer" do my bidding. In reality we're all independent bloggers who write what we want, when we want. We just happen to know scum when we see it.

I wonder if Coldwell was referring to his "4 lawyers" when he said, in the sentence immediately following the 4 lawyers reference, that "they are 4 crazy and criminal people." At this point any lawyer who takes any case that Lenny thinks he has against me would have to be crazy, criminal, or both, so maybe this is something on which Lenny and I can agree.

Coldwell and the Droid
For the benefit of those who haven't heard all of this before, I want to explain something about that "mentally ill wannabe lawyer without a license" who has been "hiding two years," according to Coldwell. That would be the above-mentioned Salty Droid, aka Jason Jones, whom Coldwell comically confused with Omri in Israel. Here is a direct link to Coldwell's complaint. Coldwell has told numerous lies on Facebook about this, including the lies he is telling in his current social media campaign. For instance, in the shot above he says he has been trying for two years to hunt Jason down to serve him with court papers. In a subsequent post he said he has been trying for one year to serve him. Both are lies. As of now, it hasn't even been a full two years since Coldwell even heard of Jason/Salty Droid. Salty did not write about Coldwell until late August 2012.
[Language advisory for all of Salty's posts.] He wrote about Coldwell again -- a more damning post -- in early September 2012. He wrote about him again a little later that same month, in response to Coldwell's hilarious attempts to track down "that Salty Droid loser."

And then Salty wrote about Coldwell yet again in early November 2012, in response to my concerns about some threatening things Coldwell said about me (but not directly to me). Shortly after that, on November 4, 2012, Coldwell sent a private message directly to me via Facebook, pretending to be his "brother" and using the fake name Rudi Kauder. It was a threatening message which you can read on this blog post if you don't mind another brief diversion. I didn't actually see the message until January of 2013, however, because it went directly to my "other" folder, which I rarely check. In that message Coldwell-as-Rudi threatened to do exactly what he has now done: report my personal information to Coldwell's "millions of friends, fans, patients, readers etc to make sure that they know that you caused harm..."

But back to Salty. In truth Coldwell could not serve Salty/Jason papers because Jason had moved to another state a little over a year before Coldwell filed the suit on February 10, 2014, but not to "hide" -- he just moved. People do. (Coldwell himself has moved numerous times since he came to the U.S. in the late 1990s -- he started out in Virginia but in the year 2000, according to an account on the 2007 police report, he felt he had to leave that state, and ended up in South Carolina, though he is cagey about his home address, of course.) Coldwell's lawyer obviously did not bother to do any research to find out if the address Coldwell gave him for Jason -- which had previously been a valid address -- was still good. Nevertheless Coldwell went on Facebook and bragged about the suit. I got wind of it, and someone who is still in Chicago went down to the courthouse and got a copy of the filed lawsuit, which she forwarded to Jason. He promptly replied to the suit with papers of his own, even though all of the blog posts that Coldwell cited in his defamation complaint weren't even Jason's.

But that sham of a lawsuit that Coldwell filed was
dismissed for want of prosecution on April 17, 2014. In fact Coldwell's own lawyer, Dennis J. Kellogg (actually a personal-injury guy that Coldwell found through one of those Lawyers-R-Us services) removed himself from the case early on, no doubt because he realized he'd made a major career blunder by taking the case in the first place. Here's Salty himself writing about it. And here's the Lexis-Nexis link indicating the thing was dismissed. So once again, Coldwell is lying. And he knows it.

But most of you fans probably aren't questioning his claims.

Coldwell puts a price on my head... sort of

On the other hand, if you're here, and you've read this far, maybe you will be the exception. Maybe you'll be brave enough to open your mind to the possibility that Coldwell is lying about me, and about his other critics as well.

And if he tells such outrageous and extreme and blatantly desperate, legally actionable lies about us, what else is he lying about? "I'll take 'VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING' for $10,000, Alex!"

That $10,000 figure isn't just something I pulled out of my hat. Coldwell actually put a bounty on me on July 15. Or rather, on information about me that links me to whatever it was that happened to his dog (who reportedly and thankfully is now recovering).

A missed opportunity to educate people about pit bulls and pet poisoning
Coldwell could have actually used his dog's suffering in a positive way. If his dog truly was deliberately poisoned by someone -- and again, we only have his word for this -- he could have used this as a pulpit to raise awareness about the irrational hatred of pit bulls (if he had reason to believe that this was the impetus for the act). He could have embarked on an education campaign about the breed. (Here's a more recent and rather unsettling piece about pit bulls and pit bull hatred.)

He could have launched an awareness campaign about the importance of keeping an eye on your dog, because
there are horrid people everywhere who do not like specific breeds of dogs, or dogs in general, or cats, or any animal. The story linked to in the previous sentence was published in April 2014. It concerns a woman in the Baltimore, Maryland area whose pit bull was apparently fed a poisoned treat when the dog was left unattended in her yard. Reportedly numerous other area residents' pets were poisoned too. Investigators noted that similar stories are all over social media. Apparently it happens everywhere. It even happens in South Carolina.

And by the way, one of Coldwell's recent claims (pretending to be his assistant "Katie" writing on behalf of his dog Blue) is that the dog was "poisoned with strychnine and some form of neuro-toxic chemical in an oatmeal cocky!" (Which I originally thought was a cutesy way of saying "cocktail.") But in a subsequent posting on another page, it was corrected to "oatmeal cookie." So, Coldwell, was any of the cookie left as evidence? Did you save it and hand it over to the police? For that matter, have you reported this incident to the police department at all? Or are you afraid to even go there, because, like the TV bar Cheers, it's a place where "everybody knows your name" -- but not in a good way?

Here's a thought: Is it possible that somebody at the Coldwell Mansion baked oatmeal cookies with raisins, and fed some to the dog? Raisins and grapes are VERY bad for dogs, raisins especially, because the toxins (toxic for dogs, anyway) are more concentrated than in grapes. Clinical signs of raisin or grape toxicity:
Vomiting and jittery (hyperactive) behavior are seen immediately to within the first 24 hours after ingestion. Diarrhea may also be seen, and the vomitus and feces may contain partially digested grapes or raisins.
After 24 hours, the dog may be come anorexic, lethargic and depressed. Additionally the abdomen may be painful, the dog may stop drinking and urinating. Ultimately, the kidneys fail, and without aggressive treatment, many dogs will die.
At any rate Coldwell's stories are more and more NOT adding up. 

Coldwell could have also run an awareness campaign if his dog had been poisoned accidentally, e.g., because the food he ate or a treat or chew toy he was given was tainted at the manufacturer's facilities (it happens even with the most exclusive, expensive, made-in-the-USA brands). Or if the dog got into something around the Coldwell Mansion, such as rat poison or bourbon
(could it be possible that someone at the Coldwell Mansion put out a poisoned oatmeal cookie to lure rats, and poor Blue got into it?), Coldwell could have raised awareness about the importance of keeping toxins out of the reach of your precious pets. [PLEASE SEE PS BELOW. ~CC]

Instead of doing something constructive, though, he chose to use his dog's suffering to make this about his suffering at the hands of the "criminal" forces that he imagines are out to get him. He chose to turn the spotlight on me and not just imply, but actually accuse me of doing this or being behind it. He chose to publish my address in this context. And it does not matter if my address appears on some of my other sites. The context in which Leonard Coldwell published my address shows a clearly malicious intent to incite violence against me.

That is unconscionable. It is one of the lowest things I have ever seen any Scamworld guru do to combat criticism.

If you've read this far, I thank you for your time, Coldwell fans. I realize there's probably no hope that some of you will be convinced, and I know of at least one Coldwell fan-girl who is deliberately promoting these lies even after she privately apologized to me for "accidentally" sharing the post that had my address.

But again, this post is for those of you who don't have so much of a stake in believing Coldwell's lies that you are unwilling to see another side. I suspect there are many more of you in the open-minded category than Coldwell is willing to acknowledge.

Conspiracy radio crowd weighs in
Still, he has his ill-willed allies. I know of at least one enthusiastic supporter and sharer of Coldwell's screeds against me -- including the ones with my address -- who has not blocked me from seeing the fan page for his conspiracy-nut radio show, but had at one point apparently blocked me from commenting.

But as I later found out -- after first posting the above screen shot on this blog -- the host of the radio show Late Night in the Midlands, Michael Vara, had actually tried to contact me via private message on Facebook when the kerfuffle first started. I did not see his message because it came into my "other" folder, which I rarely check. But instead of responding to me civilly, Michael had this to say (and my response to his comment appears ABOVE his comment):

I went to my "other" folder, and sure enough there was a PM from Michael Vara, which
he sent to me on Tuesday, July 15. I did not see it until July 17, after the rancorous exchange pictured above.

I have to wonder if by "great work" Vara meant great work on my blog, great work in getting an obvious lunatic stirred up, or great work in the poisoning of an innocent dog, which of course I had nothing to do with. Or maybe just "great work" in stirring up sh-t, which is the bread and butter of hosts of sensationalist radio shows. I think that "Dr." C and his friends and followers should know, however, that Michael Vara of the Late Night in the Midlands radio show apparently thought the whole dog drama was a big, LOL-worthy lark.

In any case I cannot ask him to clarify because Vara isn't speaking to me anymore. He shut down the private conversation he started from his personal-page account, disallowing me to respond to it. Via his Late Night in the Midlands fan page, I sent him not one but two private messages apologizing if I was wrong about him continuing to spread messages with my name and address in them. But he has not responded to me. For the record, here are the two private messages I sent to his Late Night in the Midlands fan page (Vara is now apparently accusing me of harassing him, or perhaps Lenny is just making up that accusation as he has made up everything else):

To clarify: Vara had indeed shared the first post -- the post that Coldwell wrote on July 14, 2014 -- on both his personal page and on his Late Night in the Midlands fan page. I had publicly commented on the latter page, as had Ron and some of my friends. The original post was removed by Facebook, and Vara's share post was as well, so the point became moot. However, I saw indications that Vara was continuing to share Coldwell's posts, which is why I tried to post again on the Late Night fan page. Apparently Vara has a short fuse.

But enough about that. The only reason I went into it in such detail is that Vara's radio show seems to promote sensationalist, "out there" ideas, and to pander to paranoia-porn fans and conspiracy nuts. And these are some of the very people who have been posting the most disturbing comments about me. Some of these people seem certifiable, and by that I don't mean that they have earned a phony certificate in some questionable alt-health practice like their beloved "Dr." C. Understand that I am not saying that Vara himself is certifiable. But clearly he knows his audience and plays to them and their beliefs. At any rate for several reasons I felt the radio-host exchanges needed to be documented publicly. If this makes me a "f----g psycho troll," or someone who can't get over herself, so be it.

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I hope all of the above is enough to make at least some of you devoted Coldwell fans start asking questions about his stories, which are constantly changing even now. I hope at least some of you will realize how nefarious he is for using his dog's suffering to go after someone whose only "crime" is asking questions about his life of lies and deceptions. He's all about free speech when it comes to the questionable content he spews out, but all about trying to suppress free speech when the speech turns an unflattering spotlight on him. You guys need to think about that.

Just one more thing: as promised above, here's Bernie O'Mahony at GINtruth.com weighing in. He goes more into the false accusations about the critics hacking Coldwell's web sites, and has screen shots to prove that Coldwell and his fan-girl are lying about the site being "hacked."And here is Bernie's subsequent post about the matter; I think this one is even better. Both are well worth reading, as it appears that Coldwell's actionable lies and threats just keep escalating.
I warn you that Bernie will not be nearly as kind as I have been, but then, he has been falsely accused by Coldwell of being a child molester, and his picture was pasted on Coldwell's new (and currently removed) site, in conjunction with that atrocious accusation, so he has every right to be angry.

Connie L. Schmidt
aka "Cosmic Connie"

PS added 26 July 2014 ~ There's an update on the Coldwell dog poisoning story. Someone alerted me to the fact that oddly enough, on July 22, 2014, Coldwell posted a list of plants toxic to dogs. He posted it on his main Facebook page, which I cannot see (but -- even odder -- not on his Only Answer to Cancer or IBMS Master's Society pages, which I can see). He said that he had learned about this list while trying to save his dog's life. To save space I am only posting the first part; I have three other screen shots that simply have the rest of the (poorly-spelled) alphabetical toxic-to-dogs plant list.

Have any of you Coldwell fans asked him why he posted that list of toxic plants on his Facebook page? Are we now to infer that perhaps the dog accidentally got into a toxic plant on the premises of the Coldwell mansion? Could it be that Coldwell and/or assistants were wracked with guilt over the possibility that their own negligence was responsible for their dog's near-death experience? Matter of fact, Coldwell hasn't mentioned me at all in the past few days. Odd, huh? Maybe he hopes this whole thing will just go away. 

But it will not go away, particularly since one of his worst screeds yet -- posted on July 17, 2014 -- is still on his IBMS Master's Society Facebook page and his Only Answer to Cancer page. The screen shot below is from the dialogue on the IBMS page. (And by the way, I have no idea who "Abe Dusein" is. Obviously an alias, it was used by someone who simply posted a link to this blog post on the IBMS page. The post was immediately removed, and of course I was blamed.)

Also on July 22, and despite the previous week's wailing histrionics about fearing that his dog was going to die in his arms, Coldwell posted that the dog is nearly back to total health. That's good news, of course. On the screen shot below you will notice how he thanks his Facebook "family" and a woman who sent him some "healing and detoxifying" frauducts for the dog, but fails to thank the emergency vet clinic that presumably saved the dog's life. In fact I don't remember seeing him mention the doctor's name or the name of the clinic in any of my posts, though if someone saw that info on one of his screeds and can share it, I'll happily make a correction. I"m just saying that usually when "pet parents" have such a harrowing experience with their beloveds, they will gladly give a shout-out to the dedicated staff who worked so hard to save the animal's life. Either Coldwell is horrendously ungrateful, or terribly thoughtless, or there are even more holes in his story than I've thus far imagined.

In any case, this story is not going to go away, no matter how Coldwell tries to slink out of it, blame hackers or an assistant, or blame Big Pharma.Update post: Dog dies, Coldwell resumes attacks on me (published 5 September 2014)

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Blogger Tom Banjo said...

Don't forget, Sarah and Amy are most likely behind posts that are written coherently. The one offering $10,000 was obviously written by Sarah as the admin or Amy as the assistant. It would be nice to see them answer some questions as well.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Connie,

I'm sorry to hear that "Loonie" has taken this so far and that he has put you at risk - that's despicable.

As for his cowardly move of hiding his own address, my guess is #1) that the post about his dog was a lie, and #2) that the reason he's being so vague about his address is either a) he is so broke he's renting a room or sharing a house with someone, b) he's living with a relative, c) he's about to be hiding from the cops, or d) all the above.

Maybe him and Abe are roomies? ;)

It's sad - if Loonie would have shut his mouth with the negative stuff after GIN he likely could have gone on making a decent (albeit dishonest) living in relative obscurity. Instead, however, his yapping is going to bring his whole house of cards down on himself - and hopefully with a lawsuit and ideally, deportation or jail time.

Personally I think he deserves more jail time than Trudeau for what he's done, but it is what it is.

The important thing is that your free speech rights are protected and that people know you are not to be harmed as a result of Loonie's lies. I truly hope that cooler heads prevail and, as you say, that Loonie's followers start to point there attention to where it should have been pointed in the first place - at Coldwell's lies - and not you.

Friday, July 18, 2014 2:46:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Thanks, @vrkaine, and yes, it is despicable. Coldwell has been hiding his address for a long time, but he has moved a lot. Just the first few years in South Carolina, I counted about 10 different addresses on that police report. Some of his more recent addresses are also public record. But I don't know his current address and frankly don't give a darn. If I knew his home address I wouldn't share it because that's crossing a line I don't care to cross. Even psychopaths deserve their privacy.

Actually I think Abe has distanced himself from the latest Looony-C. At least he doesn't believe that I poisoned the nut-cake's dog. Abe believes the dog may have been accidentally poisoned, which others have speculated as well. Dogs do get into things. Abe doesn't want to get involved in the fray because he still has bidness ties with Coldwell but I suspect he sees Coldwell for what he is.

I tend to agree with you that Coldwell is more worthy of jail time than Trudeau but that's not my call. Deportation is moot because he is a naturalized US citizen.

He seems to have a history of bringing his whole house of cards down through his arrogance and stupidity. It happened in Germany in the late 1990s (I still don't know the whole story, but I don't buy that he came to America just out of a deep love and admiration of these here New-nited States). What happens next is anyone's guess.

Even so I, like you, do hope cooler heads prevail, which is why I took a slightly less snarky tone on my latest post (though there's snark aplenty on the previous post, to which I link -- but he is so truly snarkworthy). What I want is for Coldwell to take down the posts with my address and those stupid accusations. But he won't, and Facebook won't either, and neither will his favorite fan girl and webmistress, who admins his social pages and continues to like and share the posts that are endangering me (though she previously apologized to me for "accidentally" sharing the first post on her own page, and also said she doesn't believe I had anything to do with poisoning his dog).

So I'm sort of thinking that cool heads may not be an option here.

Anyway, thanks again for your comment and your support.

Friday, July 18, 2014 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't realized he was naturalized, thought perhaps just a permanent resident. That emigrating to the US in the 90's-thing puzzles me. Unless immediate relatives are here, or rich, a refugee, or through marriage, it's something that is very hard to do without any solid credentials or significant financial backing. Anways, no matter how he got here the rest has all just been a big pile of steamy, smelly..."Malignant Narcissism" at best.

Don't you just long for the days when things were more simple? When we could rip on things like "The Secret" in peace? haha


Either way, you're welcome, and keep soldiering on, Miss CC! The smartest thing he can do marketing-wise is retract and apologize, not continue to push forward and condemn but I'm sure he's already been told that. In the meantime, I think you're doing the rest of us a good service here by exposing things and asking for his verifiable credentials, and I applaud both your tenacity and your courage.

Friday, July 18, 2014 5:41:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Hey, Tom Banjo, sorry I overlooked your comment when it came in Thursday (was having in-box notification glitches). Yes, at this point both Sarah and Amy are complicit in Coldwell's crimes too. Amy may be too addled to know better but Sarah and I have communicated many times and she has said privately to me that she does not believe I am responsible for poisoning the dog. She is the one who apologized to me privately as well for "accidentally" publishing my name and address in conjunction with these blatantly false accusations. However, she had also previously told me point-blank, on public Facebook conversations, that she does not like me. This may explain why she apparently continues to support Coldwell in his campaigns to get people to commit violence against me.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Yes, Vkaine, I do sometimes long for those days when skewering The Secret (albeit with a fairly serious message) was this blog's highest calling. It used to be so much fun on my Whirled. I have written about The Secret and some of its scummiest gurus numerous times since 2006.

Then in October of 2009 things changed a little. The whole James Ray sweat lodge thing made me realize how dangerous some of the things I'd been joking about can be. I think the tone of my blog changed then.

But I believe now that I still hadn't seen true evil till I started exploring the Coldwell thing and the rabbit hole kept getting deeper and more twisted. Coldwell was at first just an amusing sideshow to the whole Kevin Trudeau/GIN saga. I was later to find out, though -- and I didn't go looking for the information; it came to me -- that it wasn't all amusement, and that the silly cancer cure claims and name change and whatnot were just the tip of the iceberg.

Thank you again for your support.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sick woman poisoning an innocent man's dog you got yourself jail time waiting

Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr C will get you for this fucking animal murderer!

Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:11:00 PM  
Blogger Bernard O'Mahony said...

Hey dumbass, the dog isn't dead, Coldwell has no proof who Poisoned his dog, and a coward for hiding your identity.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that even knows Connie for a little while knows she wouldn't hurt an animal, especially a dog no matter who that dog belongs to.

Coldwell will blame her for everything that goes wrong in his life, because he wants to hurt her.

It is a shame that he would use his dog Blues illness, if indeed he was maliciously poisoned to get back at Connie rather than find out who actually harmed his dog.

I have typed to Connie for over 2 years now I believe, and the one thing that always amazes me, and stands out with her is her integrity to speak the truth, no matter what, and to check her facts.

Recently I had my fb cartoon image reported. It would have been easy to blame Coldwell. We might think one of his did it. But, we can't prove it so we don't point fingers.

The truth isn't going away, and neither is Connie.

Coldwell will have to get used to both the Truth and Connie being in the world.

Thank you. Julie Daniel

Yes, Sarah and Amy are equally guilty, as may some people who just tend to keep quiet are. This is serious.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:49:00 PM  
Blogger RevRon's Rants said...

I'm Connie's husband, and I find it amazing - and profoundly sad - that some people care so little for the truth that they are willing to condemn a genuinely kind person whom they don't remotely know, based upon the rantings of an obviously sick individual such as Coldwell. There must be an immense cloud of bitterness over someone's heart to cause them to hunger so deeply for an excuse to spew their rage, coupled with a level of cowardice that rivals Coldwell's.

You'll never convince such people of the truth, and even if you tried, they would shut their eyes tightly to avoid seeing it, and cling to the misery that such hate causes and feeds on.

It is also telling that Coldwell, who knows full well that every single accusation he has leveled against you is a lie, and likely borne of his own depraved tendencies. His cowardice in refusing to allow comments that don't support his vitriolic fantasies is only further evidence of the fear that he must be feeling.

I can't help but wonder about those who choose to be complicit in his campaign of slander, threats, and incitement to violence by promoting and/or sharing his spittle-filled rants. What is their payoff, other than gaining some illicit thrills by perpetuating his sickness? Abe Husein at least has been transparent (though obviously unintentionally) in displaying his own questionable values, publicly stating that he knows Coldwell is lying, but chooses to look the other way because of his business arrangement with Coldwell. He has put a label on what passes for his integrity, if not a specific price.

Such an ugly world these people have created for themselves. I am profoundly glad not to be a part of it.

Coldwell hates Connie for questioning his claims, and for speaking the truth. That has been clear for the two years since he first earned a mention on her blog, after Kevin Trudeau - about whom she frequently wrote - fired him. And he fears her - is terrified of her - because she seeks and speaks the truth, and he knows that he cannot function in a world where the truth is known. But the truth will out. It has already begun, and is spreading.

I wonder how those who revel in vicious lies will feel when those lies are finally exposed. They will be able to hide behind their keyboards, but not from themselves. And unless they are as sociopathic as those whose lies they relish, that truth won't be a very comfortable place to be, nor will be the images they see in their mirrors.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:49:00 AM  
Blogger Sheila O'Shea said...

Any particular reason you're not suing this whackjob for libel?

Sunday, July 20, 2014 4:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Kathy Z said...

I teared up when you wrote about Layla. I remember when that happened, and I remember how distraught you and Ron were. The idea that Coldwell would accuse you of harming a dog is absurd beyond reason. He's exhibiting some truly psychopathic behavior. I am surprised that Facebook will not remove the accusations and your address. That's concerning and despicable. I am glad you're documenting everything... Please be safe, both of you, and all of the fur-enabled members of the family.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Connie... This is Elizabeth. You have my heartfelt sympathy for this insane -- literally -- ordeal.

It is apparent this individual is a paranoid malignant narcissist, and a dangerous one. His bizarre imaginings and publicly spread lies of your sexual (!) interest in him, rebuked advances, and poisoning his dog (!!) show a clearly unstable individual who is ready to resort to just about anything in revenge for exposing his fraudulent existence. This is a serious situation. It is not just any crackpot, but a paranoid, vindictive, and dangerous one.

I'm with Sheila -- why don't you sue his sorry little ass for slander and/or get a preventive restraining order against him, just in case?


This to any supporters of "Dr." C who may believe his paranoid lies: please get your heads examined before it is too late. You are falling for paranoid revenge fantasies of a documented shyster.

As someone who's known Connie and Ron for a long time, I can only shake my head at the improbable stupidity of these accusations (while I'd advise her to take appropriate legal action against their author(s)).

Sunday, August 31, 2014 2:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what a scary post. The second of yours I've read and commented on Connie. I mentioned Ben Goldacre in the first, you should drop him a line, he also has spent a lot of time dealing with whack jobs who take offence when he questions their credentials, and has even been sued several times, or at least it's been attempted. I'm so sorry you have had such a hard time, and really admire your courage. Pete UK

Friday, September 19, 2014 11:34:00 AM  

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