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oh... so i have to take this back to the brk board or something, hein?

But while we're at it, maybe you can offer your opinion at least, since your post originally led me to this issue.

What I'm saying is that shorting IS a "bad thing" in the exact same way that naked shorting is, just of a lesser magnitude. I mean, when you buy a share from a short seller, you're not the economic owner. But you still get proxies by mail and all, don't you?

I don't know... I think every investor (and his loved ones) who has a margin account ought to know the exact mechanism and legal framework of shorting and margin. I still can't get my arms around the issues. Can you? Maybe Patrick can tell us how the shares are counted when it's time to send the DEF14a's and annuals ...

P.S. agree with you totally on the whole "embittered people blaming whatever"
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