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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Moon morons and End-Time idiots


Jewish New Year begins at sundown today, which is around 7:30 PM in my still-verdant and currently quite pleasant little part of the world. And as I say at this time every year, even though I am not Jewish I think this is a far better time to have a new year than January 1. This is just about my favorite time of year, for in my neck of the woods summer is finally thinking of releasing its oppressive grip, and although we will never enjoy the most resplendent autumn colors, the very promise of fall and marginally cooler weather makes everything seem new and a little bit thrilling nonetheless. It's also high hummingbird season here, and I am having trouble concentrating on my work because I hung a feeder right outside my office window.

Anyway. To all of my Jewish friends,
Shanah tovah.

Speaking of the Jewish calendar and whatnot, many in the credulous crowd -- and this of course includes the conspiracy fanatics -- have been blathering for months that today,
September 13, 2015, marks the beginning of the end of the world as we know it. And they are basing that claim on the cycles of the Jewish calendar. It all centers around this being a Shemittah (often spelled "Shemitah" or "Shmita") year. Here is an explanation about Shemittah from a good resource that is NOT a nutcake site.

And here is
one article from a notorious nutcake site that sums up many of the nutcake fears about September 13.

here is more panicky panic.

It amuses me no end that one of the loudest and daftest voices promoting September 13 as The Beginning of the End -- and using the Jewish calendar as the basis of the prediction -- is a man
whose writings indicate that he does not like Jews. That would be one Not-Doctor Leonard Coldwell, former b.f.f. of serial scammer Kevin Trudeau. At this moment, if all went according to schedule anyway, Lenny is spreading his cancer quackery at a health expo in Brazil. Too bad for them, but it seems to be part of his recent pattern of encroaching on the Latin American market. Eastern Europe is also being invaded, but that's another topic.

At any rate, here is one of several examples of content that includes
Coldwell's claim that September 13 will be the beginning of something truly momentous. It is a hilarious March 31, 2015 interview with paranoia-porn radio host Jeff Rense, and it's almost worth the forty-plus minutes you'll never get back. (This is also the interview where, beginning at about 36:00, Lenny talks about the many thousands of dollars he has paid in legal fees to finally bring some of his enemies to justice. Given the timing, I'd say he was talking about that doomed-to-failure defamation suit against Salty Droid and me and a few other entities.)

I had a passing thought that perhaps Lenny's employment of the Jewish calendar as a basis of his dire predictions about September 13 was just another way of blaming the Jews for everything bad. But that seems too subtle for him. In any case he, like many other September 13 alarmists, seems to have been on the "prepper" bandwagon and has advised people to stock up on canned goods, ammo and of course gold and silver.

By sheer coincidence many of these alarmists just happen to sell gold and silver coins and/or other hedges against doomsday. Lenny himself has ties to
a gold and silver peddling company in Germany run by "life coach" Jurgen Kettner, and Lenny frequently promotes that company. There's an ad on his main site for Kettner Precious Metals, and he has posted promos on his Facebook timeline without actually mentioning his ties to the company.

If you don't mind a brief diversion,
here's the Googlish translation of a 2010 interview indicating ties between Coldwell and Kettner.
First of all I would like to thank for their support and assistance in my precious friend Jürgen A. Kettner. Without Jürgen and his Life Coaching Group, it would have been much more difficult for me to carry on my message in recent years in Germany...
Uh-huh, because Germany didn't want Lenny's quackery. The interview included this interesting little snippet (and remember, this is a Google automatic translation from German to English, so it's a bit awkward):

[Interviewer:] Now there is in Germany still a tinge of disappointment, because somebody has already very criticized their work years ago and joined with a negative report on the Internet. Do you know them all?

Coldwell: Yes, my friend Jürgen has reported me about it several times. For me it is still amazing, what is really so easily possible today in Germany. Thus, even after more than ten years of my absence, oddly enough, only in Germany, by a small group of opponents who have formed an unemployed secretary and their cronies are associated even with child pornography, lies or false statements on the Internet about me spread that defy description. I am very grateful for this information Jürgen and will defend myself quite sure about it.

I'm pretty sure Lenny was been referring to Karin Paetow-Froese, the person associated with the late-1990s German lawsuit and documentation that just won't go away. (Note: Although Lenny has earnestly protested to the contrary in the years since then, he LOST that lawsuit.) Notice his accusation, in the interview snippet above, that his critics are linked to child pornography -- not too far removed from his more recent false accusations that critical bloggers Omri Shabat and Bernie O'Mahony are child molesters/rapists.

I also think it's interesting that he refers to "a small group of opponents" who are "only in Germany" -- when in most of his accusations he claims there are huge, multi-million dollar conspiracies against him, run by Big Pharma and other major enemies.

This is interesting too:

[Coldwell:] Several state-recognized universities in the US have set me as a professor and entrusted me with it to develop state-approved courses for their virtual campus on the Internet.

And there is now good news for my German patients: Immediately also German patients in the US can be treated by my method, just as in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Please contact on my homepage. Jürgen A. Kettner, the founder of Life Coach group of companies will leave me all inquiries as soon as possible to come. Discretion is guaranteed.

I wonder why he left his long-time buddy and business partner, German physician Dr. Thomas Hohn, out of that particular referral loop.

Well, that was then and this is now. On September 3, 2015 Lenny posted this advice on Facebook regarding September 13:

And on that thread he he linked to one of the usual panic resources:


I'm reminded of a hilarious picture from early 2013, of
Lenny hoarding his gold coins, watches, and his horsey statue. I wonder if he has "barried" all of that loot in his yard in preparation for today, or if it is still spread out on his dining room table so he can show it off to visitors.

Coldwell says that he has been telling us for years now about September 13. But I have been closely following his nonsense for more than three years and have done a lot of research on him and his writings and speeches and videos -- and I never saw him mention September 13, 2015 until a few months ago.

However, I have seen numerous occasions where he picks up on some conspiracy meme or random stupid (and debunked) urban legend, and he claims that he has been making that exact same prediction or warning (whatever it may be) for years. September 13 is just more of the same, and it too shall pass as soon as he has milked it of every possible marketing opportunity.

And milk it he has. Lenny has even used the dire predictions to promote his
GIN ripoff club the IBMS Master's Society, which of course costs money to join and to maintain membership. He says members of the society will get exclusive survival information for the hard times ahead. Many of you will recall that this was the same line that Kevin Trudeau was using three years ago, re the December 2012 panic, to scare people into joining his own secret society, GIN. (Alas, the video link I provided in that 2012 post is no longer working, but most of you ex-GIN members know what I'm talking about anyway. And Bernie wrote about it in this early GINtruth post, under "Member Audio Update.")

For that matter, someone just reminded me that Lenny himself was not above exploiting the 2012 scare, even though after being fired from GIN in spring of 2012 he repeatedly made fun of Kevin for the same type of exploitation. Here is an example from June 2012 of Lenny raving on Facebook about Trudeau's lunacy re 2012. Notice that Lenny links to Bernie's blog, GINtruth.com (he was still buds with Bernie back then, calling him "brother" and telling Bernie he loved him).

Yet here's a link to a description of a November 2011 Coldwell seminar -- The Doctor Coldwell 2012 Mind Revolution (stop snickering) -- which seems every bit as exploitative of the 2012 hype as anything Trudeau ever did. (Here is a direct link to the promo video.)

In other words, Lenny Coldwell was never above using every smarmy scam tactic that he so vehemently condemned Trudeau for using. But then, y'all probably knew that already.

It's only a bloody moon...

Now, if you're not satisfied with a mere beginning of The End and you want a real End to be alarmed about, just wait another two weeks for the next blood moon: the eclipse that happens on September 27-28. Most of the conspiracy fans and fear-mongers lump this upcoming event in with the September 13 thing, saying it's all part of the same larger phenomenon that people in the know are informed about, and that the rest of us fast-asleep sheeple will ignore to our peril.

There is a lot of
Biblical prophecy hoopla with this blood moon, the same as there was during the ones last year. (The blood moon in October also happened to be the anniversary of James Arthur Ray's Death Lodge, and I wrote about it here.)

Lenny hasn't really said anything about the blood moon specifically, at least not that I've seen, and for that matter his ex-b.f.f. Kevin Trudeau hasn't either. In fact, so far today I haven't even seen any September 13 rants on Lenny's Facebook pages. That could be because the Brazil scamfest has him occupied, but on the other hand someone has been writing on his page today, and that person seems to be interested in the same things that have occupied Lenny over the past few days: hating on the Syrian and other refugees who are "invading" Europe, according to Lenny. 

Here are a few very recent gems; the first one is from September 13 and the other two are from a couple of days ago:

Well, you get the idea. As per usual, he has also been posting links to hate sites that suggest that Hitler wasn't such a bad guy after all. But I guess all of that is another topic too. 

As for Kevin, he's still at Camp Cupcake (Federal Prison Camp in Montgomery, Alabama) working his current scams and continuing on his mission to raise money for his legal fees. He doesn't seem too interested in either Shemittah or blood moons, but rather on getting out of the cage so he can scam more freely once again.

September 13 will soon pass, as will the next blood moon or other interesting anomaly, and the next. Yes, the stock market is doing wonky things and oil prices are iffy, but that is something that's been building up for a while and that many credible experts have observed and written about; it is all part of normal cycles that have nothing to do with anyone's mystical calendar or the phases of the moon. But that doesn't matter. There will always be another harbinger of the Apocalypse around the next corner, and with it will come renewed opportunities to scare people into shelling out for prepper supplies, ammunition, overpriced gold and silver trinkets, and memberships to idiotic seekrit clubs. The marketing ops are endless in the End Times: a crapitalist's dream come true.

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Blogger longdog said...

Hi Connie... Longdog here again... I've just done a little bit on coldwatch about Clodwell and his Loopy Links over on Facebook with particular reference to his 'immigrants' schtick over the last week or so. Does the blithering idiot really think he's NOT an immigrant?

Gratuitous plug... http://coldwatch.blogspot.co.uk/

Come to think of it... Your surname sounds suspiciously German... Are you a deep-cover immigrant too? Or worse still... A Jewish immigrant :-o

Monday, September 14, 2015 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Plug all you want, Longdog. I plugged your blog too on my previous post about the failed lawsuit. I love the Loopy Links chart and post.

Alas, although I have been called a filthy Zionist whore by at least one Loopy Lenny fan (a Belgian who I think may be the same guy who writes that new-ish blog, "Exposing Connie Schmidt" (http://exposingconnieschmidt.blogspot.com/)), I am not Jewish. I would proudly shout it from the rooftops (or fiddle it, anyway) if I were. However, my husband has Jewish roots, having been raised by a secular Jewish dad (and a Southern Baptist mom. What a combo.). As for me, I am half German -- by way of German-speaking Mennonites who escaped from Germany to Russia and ultimately to the U.S. -- with a mix of English and Irish from my mom's side.

My dad was raised in a very small German-American community and actually spoke very little English until he started school. Growing up I had every opportunity to learn the German language and unfortunately did not take those opportunities, so now I must struggle with the awkward Googlish translations when trying to get more information about LoonyC in German.

Did you know that on his German IBMS web site he begs for donations? It's at the top of the home page:

Supposedly they're donations to one of his quack cancer foundations, but I bet it's just another way he has of funneling and hiding money.

On the Continent he really seems to be targeting German and Eastern European audiences these days. In the New World he is contaminating the Latin American market. So many vulnerable and gullible people...

And it's so amusing that he has written a few posts lately about how we all are one, all part of the human race... and then he turns around with those hateful screeds.

Monday, September 14, 2015 6:54:00 PM  
Blogger longdog said...

Thanks for that Germany website link. I'd not seen that before... More lies as expected but I did do a search for details of the 'foundation' he's soliciting donations for. There are two addresses listed. One in New Mexico and one in North Carolina. Nobody will be even slightly surprised to discover they are both mail-drops.

On the subject of quacks selling gold or plugging gold sales for commission that seems to be pretty much par for the course when the supply of suckers for the medical quackery starts to dry up. Rima Liabow and General Bert were desperately trying to flog massively overpriced gold last year when the FDA started breathing down their necks and the banks pulled their card processing facilities. It was the predictable 'you need gold for when the apocalypse comes' schtick which personally I've always thought was quite breathtakingly nonsensical. When the zombie apocalypse comes and society collapses I'd rather have my running dogs, my longbow and a rucksack full of tinned food than any amount of gold. :-D

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Alexandra Nouri said...

"http://exposingconnieschmidt.blogspot.com" He 'shopped a movie poster. Pasting himself as Luke Skywalker. Complete with hair and a physique. 'nuff said.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:13:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Ah, yes, Longdog, Lenny has so many companies, including a few "foundations," in so many places. I did find out something about one of the foundations that several of us had been wondering about for a few years: that "Dr. Leonard Coldwell Foundation e.V." in Germany. Presumably it's the one to which all legal issues regarding his main U.S. site have to be referred (according to his disclaimer). A friend of mine in Germany had done some searching and had found nothing about the foundation, so we were just about to conclude that it does not actually exist. But recently a German reader who is very suspicious of Coldwell's claims sent this link to me:

Googlish translation:

According to the page, the foundation has been in operation since 1999 (around the time of that failed Karin P. lawsuit, but probably just coincidence). But you have to pay nine euros a pop for the documents that actually give information about the foundation, so forget that.

I'm with you re priorities for the zombie apocalypse. Screw the gold coins.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:37:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Alex: LOL re the Star Wars movie poster. The blogger is merely a worshiper of Coldwell, not Coldwell himself, but he put Coldwell in the hero's position on the poster. I'm not sure why he put Abe Husein's face in there too, since the other folks portrayed (Bernie O'Mahony, me, and Coldwell's ex gal-pal Liana Werner Gray) were supposed to be enemies and bad guys. And on a previous post the blogger had portrayed Abe as one of the good guys (because of Abe's work in "exposing" Kevin Trudeau's GIN scam). Anyway it is a piss-poor Photoshopping job, but the quality of the graphics matches the quality of the writing.

I am pretty sure that the blogger is the guy Florian with whom I was involved in a private conversation last year, as recounted on this post:

If you read the comment sections on his blog you'll notice that I refer to him as "Florian" in some of my comments, as does Bernie, and the blogger never corrects us.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be September, with the nights drawing in and the leaves turning gold - but for some people.... it's always springtime.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 7:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Images from counties where they fuck their camels and goats and live in Caves".

...classy.... so classy...

Sunday, September 20, 2015 7:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Trudeau saga ended? Is your aggravation and frustration played out? Could you visit the prisoner and get more material? Actually, can you forgive and perhaps tell a few things about any good he may have done? I had no dealings with "KT," but a friend did let me read some of the "They don't want you to know" material and I thought I spotted some tidbits of decent advice. I later kicked in a couple of dollars toward his legal defense because I felt he was a gnat being swatted by a hugely powerful government.

Monday, September 21, 2015 6:06:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Anon, Sept. 20: Yes, Lenny has always been one for the classy comments. SUCH a humanitarian.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:42:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Anon, September 21: No, I haven't lost interest in the Katie saga. The over-arching theme on this blog, particularly where Katie and his buddies are concerned, has been "NNATE (No Neat and Tidy Endings)." But I have been preoccupied by other matters for the past few months.

Aaron Gell, formerly of Business Insider, already visited Katie in the clink and got pretty much all of the information that Katie is willing to share, so I probably wouldn't gain much by attempting to visit him there. I have nothing to "forgive" Katie for, since he has done nothing to me (though it might be argued that I have been affected by one of the evils he foisted on the public: Leonard Coldwell). You might even argue that he has done something FOR me, by giving me such easy blogging material for six years. But I do think he owes an apology to thousands of OTHER people, who might be in a position to forgive him if his apology were sincere.

I don't believe Katie belongs in a cage, though I do think that some of the fraudsters he unleashed on the world (see above) deserve to be locked up, or at least stripped of their naturalized citizenship and deported. But on the other hand Katie is a lifelong scammer and fraudster and simply can't be trusted. So I don't know how he could be legally stopped from scamming. On yet another hand, though, he's still scamming even though he's locked up.

The great bulk of Katie's advice that "they" don't want you to know about is misinformation, distortion, exaggeration, cherry-picked facts, sensationalism, or outright lies, all in the service of selling something. I do not believe he has been victimized by the government, but I do think they spent millions of dollars putting him in a cage and barely made a dent in Scamworld. So there's that.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus, have you seen the neo-nazi websites he references ?
Really, there's a place for him on the Eastern front of Ukraine, send him there to get his iron cross.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:47:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Yes, Anon Sept. 23, I have indeed seen those Neo-Nazi links that Lenny loves to share, and I even put one of them in this blog post. He frequently shares those links so they must resonate with him, despite his (occasional) protests that he does not hate Jews and that he loves everybody.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:52:00 PM  
Blogger longdog said...

It may be my imagination or the vagaries of Facebook but it appears to me that Loohy-Len has been on a deletion bender on his multiple accounts and removed most if not all of his recent posts on the subject of immigrants / refugees / muslims.

Perhaps he realised it was making him look like the delusional psycho he is.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 7:12:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Well, Longdog, if that were the case it certainly wouldn't be the first time he tried to sanitize his Facebooks. Fortunately his stupidity lives on in screen shots. However, a friend of mine who isn't blocked by Loony on Facebook did a spot check and saw that as of today (September 24), the following anti-Muslim screeds are still up on his main FB profile page https://www.facebook.com/DrColdwell/:

September 10: https://www.facebook.com/DrColdwell/posts/10205068439496911

"So wird ganz Deutschland bald aussehen Germany after the Immigration INVASION"
Translation: "It is the whole of Germany soon appearance Germany after the immigration invasion"

This is the thread that contains one of his infamous comments about immigrants committing bestiality and living in caves.

Still up there, big as life.

Sept. 10: https://www.facebook.com/DrColdwell/posts/10205068442456985
No comment from the Loon, but he shared a meme about 2200 immigrants arriving in Munich, all men. "Is this immigration or is this an invasion"

Sept. 11: https://www.facebook.com/DrColdwell/posts/10205075047102097
"Jeder Muslim der eine deutsche Frau belaestigt oder angreift muss seine Hoden Verlieren, via Gerichts Urteil"
Translation: "Every Muslim of a German woman or harassed attacks must lose his testicles, via court judgment"

[He links to an article on Intellihub.com, "Schools in Germany order girls to cover up to avoid being attacked by Muslim refugees"]

Sept. 12: https://www.facebook.com/DrColdwell/posts/10205080814566280
"The invasion of Germany is eminent
Here’s the next thing – the refugees run to the church in german [sic] and convert to christianity so they can claim asylum in germany – they will say now they are christians and will be killed if they go back to syria"

September 17: https://www.facebook.com/DrColdwell/posts/10205113082972970
"The USA is next"
[Link is to an article on Israel Video Network, "Germany is Already Feeling the Efffects of its Open Door Policy"

Sept. 19: https://www.facebook.com/DrColdwell/posts/10205126716633803
"Germany cant guaranty the safety anymore. 55 000 of expected ISIS Terrorists came to Munich in one day 800 000 in the last weeks. The did already over run Germany 30 Million are on the move"

Sept. 22: https://www.facebook.com/DrColdwell/posts/10205139812241185
He doesn't comment but simply links to a 2008 article titled, "Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War"
[Granted, that's a bit more subtle approach than he usually takes, but it's part of his deranged way of connecting dots and feeding his own and others' paranoia]


And these are all public posts.

[continued in next comment, due to Blogger’s irrational character limitations in comments]

Thursday, September 24, 2015 1:58:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

[Cont’d from previous comment]

And so on, and so forth. Right now, my friend reports, he seems to be on a strong anti-Communist kick, blasting both the Pope and the U.S. president for being commies. For instance, in linking to a YouTube offering that purports to tell the "truth" about Pope Francis, Loony wrote: "This fu.ing Communist should stop manipulating the Catholics to support Obola Most of all he should shut up about Politics there is not global warming your UN-Holiness - stop talking about things you have no idea about"

And today, just a while ago, he linked to an article on The New American dot com web site discussing the communist pedigree of the clenched-fist salute. Loony's comment: "All communists need to get thrown out of the country night [sic] away."
But wait... doesn't he lead people in a clenched-fist salute at his live events? Or is it more of a Hitlerian, "Heil Dr. C" type of thing?

He's also foaming at the mouth because Syracuse University is considering doing away with its "kiss-cam," after a concerned fan said it condones sexual violence. He must have started hitting the bourbon early today, because his comment makes no sense:
"The fu..ing Government can not allow or vorbit you anything wake up to that they work for us and are only allowed to do what we tell them to do. Tell this to the Kenyan too anytime he comes up with and executive order. is void anyway and all Federal Laws have only validity for the Government employees or people in DC its just corporate policy not law Wake the hell up"

And so it goes. Whether he's spouting anti-immig-rants or spewing some other hateful nonsense, he continues to reveal himself as being bat-crap crazy.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 2:00:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Oh, by the way, that "Muslim from Kenya... 800,000..." etc. post you shared on your 16 September post is also still up on Loony's Facebook page.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 2:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, he's really casting the sucker net wide to catch multiple species in one go.
Let's count them-

Catholic haters
Climate deniers
Sovereign Citizens

I count at least five.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would think about passing his name on to far right watch groups, he sounds like the kind of nutter who makes pilgrimages to concentration camps.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:45:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Anon Sept 24 10:42 -- Yep, Lenny casts that sucker net as wide as possible every time he sits down to a keyboard or gets on stage or makes a video. Lately he is playing to the paranoia/fear-porn fans, End-Timers, and preppers in addition to the other groups you mentioned. There's some overlap among some of those groups, of course. The people I'm most concerned about him pandering to are the sick and desperate and fearful, though.

Friday, September 25, 2015 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Anon Sept 24 10:45 -- I see your point, of course, though for the record I haven't made any effort to pass Lenny's name on to any of the groups who might be interested; my blog has always been, like AA, more a program of attraction than promotion. The info is up there on the Interwebz for all to see.

Despite the whiny complaints by Lenny and his lawyer in that daft (failed) lawsuit, I do believe that Lenny engages in hate speech -- constantly. But for the most part I also support his legal right to do so and will support that right until and unless I see evidence that he is actually suggesting violence against groups or individuals, and doing things such as posting people's home address and personal information in the context of those suggestions. (In fact as many know, he did that to ME last year in conjunction with his false accusations that I killed his dog. This was not hate speech from a legal standpoint since I am not a member of a minority racial or ethnic group, but I felt it was potentially criminal and reported it, to no avail.)

But if he's just posting links to Neo-Nazi and other ignorant hate sites, let him blather away, because all he does is make that much more of a fool of himself. And that, ultimately, is a good thing. His true colors just keep shining through.

Friday, September 25, 2015 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's just anyone who's got an anti gov stance because his dread enemies are biological and medical regulatory bodies. He thinks there is common cause there, but that is as far as it goes, and anti gov sentiment is a flag of convenience. He'd claim any amount of welfare if he could.

Friday, September 25, 2015 2:35:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Ha, ha, you're probably right, Anon. I'm sure he evades taxes as much as he can in the US (while proudly proclaiming his profound patriotism). He probably evades them with his German businesses too; I remember recently he advertised publicly for a secretary and said he would pay the secretary ten euros an hour, under the table so to speak, so that the salary would not incur income taxes. What a moron.

I also suspect that he is leeching off of others and doesn't own any property. He makes a great show of being affluent but anybody can post pictures of a "mansion" on Facebook. (A long time GIN insider told me that Coldwell was always making GIN pay for his people's expenses for events, and this person also told me that the word was that Coldwell actually owed Kevin Trudeau a lot of money instead of vice versa. I do know that Coldwell owes his fame to Trudeau.)

Yet Lenny is only too happy to squawk about the "parasites" who are on food stamps and welfare, not to mention the "illegals" who are "ruining" America.

Friday, September 25, 2015 2:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do you reckon on weekends he dresses up in nazi regalia and listens to Hitler speeches on an scratchy old gramophone ?

You don't have to answer that.

Friday, September 25, 2015 3:35:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

I think that on weekends he just dresses up in the same double-breasted suit he has been wearing since the 1980s, drinks bourbon, and types stupid things on Facebook, same as every day. But I could be wrong.

Friday, September 25, 2015 4:47:00 PM  
Blogger longdog said...

No Connie... I don't think you are wrong at all but I'm not sure about the bourbon drinking as I doubt he can afford it to be honest.

As far as I can tell Coldwell is pretty much a busted flush whose income streams are drying up rapidly. I wouldn't be at all surprised if he was claiming state benefits already.

Lets look at his potential income sources...

1) IBMS: Seems to have very few members and he only promotes it sporadically. This is probably his main income source as a a few dozen members would give him about $20,000 per annum after expenses. Hardly riches belong the dreams of avarice. I also suspect that all but the most dedicated lunatic would soon pull out when they realise his IBMS doesn't actually offer anything worth $1 per year let alone $1000.

2) Herbal supplements: Not even sure if this is still a going concern. I've not seen him promoting his own line of insanely overpriced alternative crap for a while.

3) Books: Produced by an on-demand printer and he gets at best $10 per copy in royalties. In spite of his claims to being a best selling author I doubt he sells more than 100 books per month, possibly significantly less and anywhere down to zero.

4) DVDs, CDs etc: Unlikely to be selling much.

5) Internet advertising revenue: He claims his website gets one million hits per day. I would guess less than one thousand as it contains very little new or original content and updates are sporadic. Given that his websites are so poor I doubt anybody would pay for advertising on them and if they do attract a few alt.med pedallers they won't be paying more than a few bucks per month.

6) Doctoring... I don't think I need comment.

7) Lawsuits: Hahahahahahahahahahahaha...

Unless my internet mojo is failing me Coldwell doesn't seem to actually do very much these days except post crap on Facebook where very few of his 'friends' ever post a reply to his nonsense. Entertaining though it is to follow the insane ramblings of this sawn-off little f**kwit I think we are watching the slow demise of the world's most qualified man, the world's leading expert on cancer, the Chuck Norris of alt.med and Nobel prize laureate. I give it another year or so before he either disappears altogether, runs back to Germany where the unemployment benefits are better or changes his name again and finds a new scam.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 4:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's standing in front of his mirror right now, Horst Wessel Song scratching out of the speaker, trying to see which angle his oak leaf looks best from, "...like a phoenix, we will rise once more, then we will see who is ridiculous.... oh ja...."

Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

In general I think you're right, Longdog, and I too believe that his claims of an affluent lifestyle are greatly exaggerated: all smoke and mirrors and posed photos. Perhaps he relies on the largess of a few friends who do have money and let him stay in their condos or their empty McMansions while waiting for the latter to sell. And perhaps he has affiliate or residual income from various companies, such as Universal Formulas and that Kettner guy in Germany who pushes gold and silver. It could be that he really does make money but funnels it all into Germany or somewhere else. It's really impossible to say.

I will say that not long ago, somebody I know did some digging and said that there was no good evidence that he is even solvent. The research was in the service of deciding whether or not it would be worth it to sue him, and that person decided it wouldn't be. As for me, I have no desire to sue him. I don't want his money or his gold trinkets or his horsey statue. I just want him to stop hurting people.

And I want an apology from his lawyers for filing that stupid lawsuit.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 3:24:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Anon Sept 26 11:54 -- Shouldn't that be "ach ja?"

Saturday, September 26, 2015 3:29:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Re my last comment to Longdog (Sept. 26 3:24 PM) -- Here's one of many examples of Lenny showing off his wealth. This is a photo gallery from his German IMBS-ing U web site.

The first few photos are supposedly of him in front of his 17,000 square foot luxury McMansion, and there are a couple of shots that he had previously passed off as interior shots of his home, such as this one...

...which clearly was taken from a real estate listing site in 2013. Parts of his photo galleries are more like vision boards.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 3:45:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Longdog, I neglected to acknowledge a point in your Sept. 16 comment, regarding the addresses listed for Lenny's Cancer Patient Advocate Foundation (the one he's begging for money for on his German site). Here's the link to the basic info about the foundation, which does indeed have both New Mexico and North Carolina addresses.


I also noticed the principals listed, besides Lenny, are his house pet Amy, as well as his brother (whose real name is, to my knowledge, still Jens Wilhelm Anskohl rather than Nicholas Coldwell), and his mommy Gerda. Keeping it all in the family: how cozy.

Also -- and this is in response to your latest remarks -- last month Coldwell boasted that he had made $300 million on his stress CDs and that this is public knowledge.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 2:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




If he went back to Germany would he be open to prosecution under German law ?

Monday, September 28, 2015 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Well, that's a good question, Anon Sept. 28, re possible prosecution under German law. Loony might argue that he is only sharing links and letting people make up their own minds. Yet in a few of his apparently anti-Semitic and/or pro-Hitler posts he does make comments insinuating that he agrees with the content in the links. He seems particularly fond of the documentary "Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told," whose banning in Germany he griped about on at least one Facebook post earlier this year. He whined that every time he shared it on Facebook, those criminals took it down (or "toke it done" as he illiterately put it; see Salty Droid's "Krispen Culbertson William May Lawyer SEO & Associates" post from 19 February 2015).

Germany is understandably sensitive about being perceived as sympathetic to Hitler, and their laws seem to reflect that. BUT, as much as I abhor pro-Hitler sentiments and Holocaust denial, I have to say again, as I've said before, that in general I support people's right to express these awful ideas. So I am not saying that I think it's RIGHT to prosecute someone for saying the Holocaust didn't happen or that it was greatly exaggerated or that Hitler was a hero or at least not such a bad guy.

On the other hand, given the evil that Lenny has been doing for years, it wouldn't break my heart if he were to be prosecuted by the Fatherland for spreading hatred.

But such a thing isn't likely to happen. It appears to me that even as he is clearly trying to play both the German and English-speaking audiences with his various web sites and social media pages, Loony is also consciously trying to adjust the content on the respective sites in such a way as to skirt both German and U.S. law.

Monday, September 28, 2015 2:36:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Longdog, once again citing your 26 September comment...
Regarding item number 7, "Lawsuits": Perhaps Loony's ship will finally come in with the huge class action lawsuit he is filing against Facebook, per his announcement the other day. He is tired of the criminals at Facebook messing around with his content, wiping away his posts, disallowing him to post videos or links, and so forth (according to him). So he is filing a BILLION-dollar lawsuit against Facebook: an announcement that he made -- you guessed it -- on Facebook.

In that same announcement he also declared that he charges/makes $35,000 an HOUR for... well, whatever it is that he does. He said that this figure was verified by the courts. Accordingly he will be billing Facebook for 6 years of work (he has been on FB since 2009).

So, Mr. Smarty-Pants, don't be so quick to dismiss Lenny's mighty legal muscle. :-)

Monday, September 28, 2015 2:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He what ?!

Film review ~

"I have reviewed this documentary with a critical eye, though much of the biographical information and ideologies about Hitler have some basis of truth it is in my opinion factual based on what I know and studied about him and much about the causes and assumptions of Hitler's reasons for the war may at best be plausable.

However, about one third into the documentary it became very clear to me that this was a neo-Nazi apologist's propaganda campaign.

I also looked at the sources for the video and recognized many revisionist and denialist names/websites.

The credits give special thanks to the Stormfront website, described by Wikipedia as "a white nationalist, white supremacist and neo-Nazi internet forum that was the internet's first major racial hate site."

Can Germany extradite for stuff like that ?

Monday, September 28, 2015 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

More ruminations on Lenny's "Cancer Patient Advocate Foundation," for which he solicits donations on his German IBMS site...

A friend of mine looked up "Cancer Patient Advocate Foundation" and saw a link to info about a defunct California non-profit. Coincidence, or deliberate attempt at brand confusion? Seems shady, anyway.

My friend said, "The only thing I can think of that would make sense is that he set this up in the US just to have a name that sounds reasonable for his European charity collecting. I doubt he will ever open a US bank account or file with the IRS. I'm sure there is a way for him to cash the checks but I doubt there will ever be a filing or deposit in the US."

Good point, and probably a good explanation of why Coldwell solicits donations for this US "foundation" on his German site but not on his English sites. The "foundation" is listed on the New Mexico corporation site I linked to above as a domestic non-profit, but I am pretty sure that it is not recognized as a non-profit by the IRS.

Also it is very interesting that Lenny's brother is listed as a principal under his fake name, Nicholas Coldwell, when all of the previous corporate listings of Loony's numerous other businesses (both active and abandoned) cite the brother under his real name, Jens Anskohl or Jens W Anskohl. Google "Jens Anskohl Bizapedia" and you will see what I mean.

Actually I'm wondering if Jens/Nicholas and Gerda/Mama Coldwell even know that they are listed as principals in this organization. For that matter I wonder if Amy even knows. Maybe Lenny just threw Gerda and Jens into the mix because they live in Germany (at least Mama does; Jens might live in the US part time), and Lenny can place the blame on them if the US authorities start sticking their noses into things.

Monday, September 28, 2015 3:32:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Anon September 28, 2015 3:20:00 PM: Re the extradition question... prolly not. But to me it doesn't matter. Every time Lenny posts a link to that nonsense, he reveals himself as the hater he is. And surely his (former) lawyers Culbertson and May, who fought tooth and nail to keep Salty, a newspaper reporter, and me from publicizing Lenny's Nazi-ish ramblings, realize by now that their former client is a crazy, hate-filled little moron.

BTW, Lenny has on occasion linked to Stormfront content on his posts, and apparently some participants on the Stormfront forum like his brand of quackery. Here's a thing from 2012:

Monday, September 28, 2015 3:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can hear that scratchy old Horst Wessel again....

Monday, September 28, 2015 7:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first I entertained the notion that Mad Lenny was really some sort of nazi fugitive smuggled into South America after a touch of plastic surgery.

Now I'm convinced that he is actually Guy Debord, emigrating into America after faking his own death, and carrying on an elaborate, decades long Situationist prank. I think you and the Salty Droid are in on it, and between you all you are ripping apart all notions of science, law and capitalism for your own merriments.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:42:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Anon Monday, September 28, 2015 7:10:00 PM: The ghost of Horst definitely lingers.

Anon Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:42:00 AM: Surely Guy Debord would have chosen at least a marginally more intelligent-sounding persona than Mad Lenny. Or are you suggesting that stupid is the best disguise?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His satire on modern late capitalist life is exquisite.
I realised this when reading his lawyer's correspondence with Salty Robot.
You're all in on it, of course someone has to play the straight man.
Masterful. I salute you all.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Robot has a different calling anyway, he seems to regard the law as an artistic medium. Clearly his calling is script writer. I await the CC mini series. I would have Joan Collins play you but she's gone now, maybe Winona Ryder ?

Thursday, October 01, 2015 1:28:00 PM  

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