Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Robert Long

February 22, 2010

The exact day before the start of everybody losing 55% of their wealth was when the uptick rule was taken away in October of 2007. We need the uptick rule reinstated a year ago--What has the SEC been doing? The crooked unregulated
hedge funds have been taking money from small investors the whole time--they tell lies , spread rumors and put GREAT companies out of business---LEHMAN. We need the real uptick rule back and no hedge fund rule which lets them take a stock or the market down 10%(shorts win) before anything happens--that option was created by the shorts