Please don't miss the real lesson here: don't be gullible. Don't invest based on things you read OR infer from what you read on these boards. The fact is that I have nothing to fear from what I posted on the Yahoo board (without revealing too much, I can tell you that I know a thing or two about securities law. The truth is that the people who should be terrified are those who read so much into these Yahoo boards. If I could establish credibility as a "reliable EGHT poster" in three days and convince you (or others) that a company that was sucking wind was going to buy out a company that was almost its size, any person should be able to make you believe anything. Trust only that which you can verify otherwise you'll be a victim someday. You are equally naive if you think that the SEC is going to go after every person that posts false information (or posts a question asking whether anyone can confirm an unsubstantiated rumor) - if it did the whole GIC would be behind bars for leading the lemmings on this board off the cliff. As I might have said yesterday "do your do dilijentz"
It is often said that you shouldn't believe what you read on these boards, but the sad truth is that greed compels people to think they are getting hot information. Just look at the number of fools on this board (are you reading this eightisenuf?) that wait for the latest post from the GIC.
I think this will be the last you'll hear from me under this alias for a while, but I'll probably post again under another alias -- maybe one I've used before so you don't know who it is.