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Re: Jim Cramer on Stock Market Manipulation -- Hang him
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 15:24:00 -0400

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From: Lauren Weinstein <lauren () vortex com>
Date: March 14, 2009 11:57:30 AM EDT
To: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Jim Cramer on Stock Market Manipulation -- Hang him

On 03/14 07:05, David Farber wrote:
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From: Wulf%20Losee <qx49 () comcast net>
... Is it an offense under current
Securities and Exhange laws to spread baseless rumors? Cramer says "no"
-- not if you don't have insider knowledge.

And where does spreading lies (baseless rumors == lies!) in an attempt to
manipulate the stock market -- even if legal -- fall on the ethical
scale?  Somewhere south of ZERO.

If Cramer's and other folks' best excuse is that such behavior is
legal, than they and their ilk (including complicit networks) are
sorry specimens indeed.  How many retirements and lives have been
utterly wrecked by this sort of reasoning -- and the laws and
regulators who have permitted it?

Does it stop now?  Do we stop it?  Or once the stock market is back up
a few more hundred points, do things go back to "business as usual"
once again?

Enough is enough of such ethically vacuous and yes, *evil* behavior.

Lauren Weinstein
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