I must have caught the bug, because I think I see the real conspiracy here. I think coalnewbie is, in fact, Lord James - remember he admitted right here on the forum that he's from England? - and he concocted the tall tale in the link to cover the fact that he personally lent $15 trillion from his Coal Appliance Acquisition Fund (CAAF) to finance the bailout. Now that the bailout funds are starting to be paid back, we've seen - again right here on the forum - the CAAF go back to its normal role of assembling the world's largest collection of coal-burning appliances. (He actually has 750,000 tons of them, but most are hidden under a TARP.
Glad we got that figured out.
P.S. Sorry, Simon. I'm not sure whether to quit my day job and become a conspiracy theorist, or go for another CAT scan. I did pass the one I took after agreeing with jpete 4x in one day.