Okay, this might already have been done. But how about pooling money to create a bounty for Osama Bin Laden? I mean it's a simple idea but it might work. Think about it. Afgans are, on the whole, poor and starving. They are tired of war and really don't want to fight the U.S. The Taleban is really a loose confederation of tribes and some of them know where Osama is. Also, they might not be associated with Osama's terrorist group. They only harbor him because he's a fellow muslim. Not all are loyal followers. A lot of Afgans and some in the Taleban may not agree with Osama's views and probably value their country's safety more than harboring a maniac terrorist. If America invades Afghanistan with ground forces, they stand zero chance of winning. It is not like any superpower is supporting them. What does this have to do with trading? Some traders are very well off. There are some really succesful people in the business. Maybe there's a million dollar earner in your office. Maybe you're one. If you gather 10K from 100 people, that's a million. Or it could be 5K from 200. Doesn't matter. The end result is a large bounty. Also there are some proprietary trading bigshots like Mr. Weissman who read these boards. Some of you guys have met and know Mr. Bright. Why not ask him to chip in? If there is already a bounty for Osama, any funds gathered can be added to it, thus raising the pot. I'm not saying this is a magic bullet. I'm not that naive. However most followers of Osama are not wealthy. They're disenfranchised and poor. Osama gives them a purpose. But if just one of them decides to say "screw this" and wants an out, this might just influence his decision. Remember, even Jesus was sold out. I just think there is a better solution than a massive ground invasion. My brother will soon be entering the armed forces and maybe somebody you know will be too. Why not end this quickly? That's the end of my rant. Any input on this is appreciated.