Subject: Uptick Rule

February 23, 2009

Please, Please, Please, return wall street investing to the small investor. It is now worse than a casino. At least in a casino one can calculate the odds. It is now all about manipulation. Please return the uptick rule immediately and go even further by requiring that any shares lent out in brokerage accounts to short sellers are only done so if the brokerage account owner gives specific written permission.