From: Joseph Wiezorek
Sent: August 9, 2005
To: rule-comments@sec.gov
Subject: File No. 4-500


Isn't it time that The authorities do something to protect the small investor? I am tired of seeing my hard earned funds evaporate while Hedge Funds operating in Bermuda and Nassau manipulate the market place in the OTC board and NASDAQ. For A good example of Hedge Fund manipulation, check out the Price/volume charts for August 8/9 for Sciclone (SCLN)I know that I am only one of many who have suffered while "White collar" criminals bilk the public through unreported naked short selling. It is also my understanding that these shorts are not always covered?? Help!!