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Like the Fool sez, play nice, kids!

Good afternoon Glen,

I think its wonderful to "play nice" on the discussion boards and try very hard to encourage our posters and myself to do likewise. However, I would like to point out that TMF Max( Bill Barker) is just one writer working for The Motley Fool who was expessing his own opinion. I don't think he was speaking for our company and he surely wasn't speaking for me. Unfortunately, his opinion was not on a message board, but instead his article was published and will be very wide-spread.

In my opinion, to wish CSFB luck in their lawsuit against eleven small investors who were critical of their analyst and who will now be forced at great expense to retain an attorney to defend themselves, and without knowing all the facts in the case, was a "rush to judgment" on TMF Max's part. Does he think all eleven posters called the analyst evil or worse? Do we know what the other ten posters said? All we know for sure is that this analyst was wrong in his analysis on Elan and evidently many Elan investors thought he was making very misleading and untrue statements and went after him. Before we all agree with TMF Max and applaud the "Wise" by encouraging them to sue small investors who are doing their own research and expressing their opinions on the Internet, I think we should have more facts about this case then we can decide which side was wronged. Innocent until proved guilty is still the law of the land. :)

Have a great weekend...

Keep Foolish and Prosper,


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