nothing stops insiders including Southwest (unless) their shares are converted to a different class from selling ifthere is a buy back.(protect others) all shares are out-standing and currently it only adds very little benefit to shareholders and only reduces cash which is required for future needs acq, product development etc. the company needs to acquire another company to increasegrowth and value. were are at standstill right now and trying to get out of a corner. the shorts can't hurt this company as much as the company can with their next move.another use would be to start production of selected itemsthat would improve profit margins as the company growsforward.