Anyway, I know from my Twitter feed that about 40 people have attacked me endlessly for everything I have ever done except leave the refrigerator door open at high school, wrecking everyone's sandwiches. I think only a naive individual would think that this is coincidence. Unfortunately, when I have blocked these people and checked off the spam box, I figured that somehow there would be a human at Twitter who actually looks at these things. Turns out it seems to be like Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) when you pressed that ridiculous button to report a problem to Microsoft and you thought it meant something. Joke's on you both on Windows and Twitter.
Oh, and I think about 20 of the 40 people are the same funny guy.
All that said, there's a terrific piece on TheStreet about how Lee Cooperman, who is the dean of research in this country, likes Linn and another fabulous piece by Dan Dicker about the stakes here and how somehow this became, ridiculously, a referendum on me!
Here's where I come out. If you are a trader, you are nuts to be in it. The people behind the raid are unscrupulous enough to come right back, Barron's has written a hat trick of pieces about Linn, and I think that it has to come back or else it isn't Barron's.The firm involved has staked its reputation on blocking the Berry deal, which, as I have said, is very good for Linn. The people who work at the firm, I guess, are all in, or they would have quit or contacted me that there is a rogue element to this whole evil fantasy. I don't even know if they have done work on Berry. I do know that they are doing their best to make the Berry people walk away. That's one of their many goals, and somehow I have gotten caught up in it. Also, because Linn is trying to get SEC approval for the Berry deal, it is helpless to do a thing. The insiders have been buying like crazy, but I am sure that's just a nuisance to the ringleaders and the firm that's supporting them. If bear raids are legal, orchestrated bear raids, then there's no reason why these unscrupulous people can't make up anything they want and call it gospel. Rules are subject to interpretation. So is accounting. Why not keep ginning up negative stories? It's not like there are journalism police to stop this stuff, let alone real police on the beat in Washington.
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