Subject: File No. S7-19-07
From: Ciaran N Cronin, Ph.D.
Affiliation: Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer, Inc.

July 8, 2008

I support elimination of the Market Makers exemption.

I support amendment to rule 203(b)(3)(iii) of Regulation SHO - completely eliminating the close out exemption for option market makers as proposed (not alternative 1 or 2) .

I support amendment to rule 200(g)(1)which will require a "locate" on short sales securities and proper marking of sales as "long" or "short".

I am sick and tired of being "financially raped" by hedge funds and others who are exploiting our equity markets for illegal gain while the SEC appears to ignore its duties in protecting legitimate investors.