Some of you may remember me from the "NQ Trades" journal that I started during the summer of 2003. Anyway, I was recently trying to find something that I had written, and I decided that it might be a worthwhile endeavor to compile these journal entries into a PDF file. I figure that other people may be interested in this as well, so the finished product is now available for download at my website. http://www.pactamerica.com/pdf/NQTrades.pdf I felt that it was in my best interest to quit trading (at least temporarily), so I have been pursuing other activities. I am now working as a welder, and I continue to work on my plan for Social Security reform in my spare time. I recently started writing some articles for a union publication (I am now a member of the UAW), and I will post them below. I am really quite disappointed in the lack of response my reform proposal has generated. I have been working on this issue for over nine months now without any assistance. I am doing everything I can to promote my ideas, but my best efforts seem to be getting me nowhere. I was even working 70-80 hour weeks at my job so that I could afford to place some newspaper ads for my website. Unfortunately, my attempts seem to have failed. I don't understand America anymore (maybe I never did). I am gladly willing to put on protective welding gear and then work 12 hour days, 7 day weeks in the summer heat just for the chance to reach someone with my ideas, but people are simply too busy enjoying themselves to even listen. I believe that all Americans should make sacrifices for the good of our country. However, while I admire the courage and dedication to duty shown by our men and women in uniform, I am filled with uncertainties about this war. If I am less of a man because of these doubts, so be it. I simply feel called to serve in a different way. That is the reason I have chosen to use my talents for the purpose of creating a practical solution for Social Security reform. Our nation is faced with many problems, but how will they be solved unless bold men and women of vision take action? I can say nothing else.