That does not excuse somone from pretending to know more than he really does, when in fact, that person is highly likely to not have a clue.
Early postings by the 'expert' were definitely from a novice, who was rather new to the financial world. Then, all of a sudden, post after post, exclamation point after exclamation point, all caps of course, 'The deal is done'.
There is no doubt in my mind that the 'expert' had no information other than reading messages posted to this board.
I will not rule out a takeover of BDX until ABT makes their first acquisition of a co. with a market cap of 10-15 billion.