I have had several conversations since I wrote Nina Teicholz Reports in the British Medical Journal ~ The Conflicts & Funding and a petition to editors at The BMJ. I have some of my answers, most of which were not provided to me in the interests of the same transparency demanded of others by the players themselves -- Nina Teicholz, The BMJ and The Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Details to follow. First, some personal notes, an apology, and why the George Soros nod. Then the goods insofar as I have them.