You threw in ever random comment but the kitchen sink. None of those statements is relevant to my suspicion that the "plan" he defends himself with, and which Allen has never mentioned, is a cover story...especially since he has consistently lacked the skill to follow the supposed "plan." Any fool can BUY at an auction. What requires negotiating talent is to later SELL the merchandise at a profit, not paying someone to take it off your hands. You cite examples of investing in lesser assets to make later consolidation trades, but you can't list any of those later consolidation trades. That's because the guy lacks the talent to make such trades...that is, to follow his fake plan.