Subject: File Number S7-08-09

August 20, 2009

To Whom It May Concern:

I totally favor putting restrictions on short selling again. I favor permanent, market -wide restrictions based on the last sale price ("proposed uptick rule" similar to former Rule 10a-1).

Short selling needs strict regulations, STRONG OVERSIGHT and stiff penalties (not wrist slaps) for violations should these proposed regulations be implemented.

Thank you for this opportunity to provide my comments.

K. Kurz