Please someone give me one example of anything that Carl Icahn has ever been a value-add to anybody, anywhere ever. He has been nothing but a gadfly and loudmouth and ignoramus, and a destroyer of companies for decades. It is trite to say it, but he is the inspiration (I guess) for Gordon Gecko. He has made loads of money for himself and his inner worshipers, but has lost far more money for employees, communities and the long-term interests of our country. He pounces on companies in near-term trouble and sells off the pieces and puts them out of business. He is the human analogy to masturbation: Short-term gratification in exchange for eventual dissipation and irrelevance. (Maybe a lousy analogy--doesn't give enough credit to masturbation.) The only good news I will ever hear about Carl Ichan is that he has been deemed mentally incompetent, or that he is gone from among us.