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Why is one seller more patriotic than another?

No, that's not what I meant. I think there was a "gentlemen's agreement" not to short stocks. If you sold your Boeing shares, that's fine, and probably prudent but neither patriotic/un-.

Nobodies expecting you to take a bullet for them. But shorting...

I guess your argument is that the guys selling were kinda schmucky too... I don't know, it just seems like one position is profiting, while the other is avoiding loss. Anyway, it would be a crappy time to own airline.

What made you decide not to buy? general uncertainty?
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