Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Andrea Shore

August 20, 2009

Are you kidding me??? After an unprecedented 50% increase in the stock market, you're still scapegoating short sellers? YOU KNOW THIS IS A PURELY POLITICAL MOVE THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH SHORT SELLING. What you're doing is unethical QUIT TRYING TO MANIPULATE THE MARKETS HIGHER

You want to increase investor confidence?? Then quit implementing policies that create bubbles. NO MORE BUBBLES

You banned short selling in September and the financials were pummeled more. In other words, short selling had nothing to do with it. YOU KNOW THIS

Our economy has been destroyed by bubbles, AND YOU WANT TO CREATE MORE??? This makes absolutely no sense

The ignorance, and paranoia, and out and out lies contained in the recent comments on this board blows the mind. Most of these people are submitting form letters and have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. You should explain to these morons that stock prices go up AND down. Maybe they should do a little bit of homework on how to buy AND sell stocks.

NO UPTICK RULE Enforce the rules already in place. Level the playing field. Quit your manipulation.