Indeed and it's worth noting Eric Sprotts recent calling for dividends from gold and silver companies, almost as if he clearing the way for an announcement in a 'perceived reaction' to his comments, it's how these things normally work! Speculation of course but what we do know is that Eric Sprott supported FR from the early days (still does) and that Neumeyer is a significant investor and supporter of the Sprott silver ETF. If there are two people with enough clout and market understanding to get the silver market flushed of the manipulation grind it's those two.
FR holdings: http://apps.cnbc.com/view.asp?country=US&uid=stocks/ownership&symbol=FR-T&country=CA
Sprotts right though, if the decent silver miners started puking up dividends the origami shorts wouldn't act so tough.