Subject: File No. S7-20-08
From: Brian R Lock
Affiliation: Office Manager

September 19, 2008

I am an independent trader using my own hard earned $$$ to help gain a little extra for retirement.

Short selling is not the cause, if it was then there would be laws and rules banning short selling many years before any of our times.

I feel that what you did with suspending the short selling rules w/ little or no advanced warning was unjust and uncalled for. There could haqve been at least a 2 week warning so that everyone, including the common folk like me knew what was coming.

That was pure market manipulation and in my opinion more illegal than any naked short selling.

Thanks for flushing 1/2 my retirement down the toilet today.

I need a Bailout too... Who is going to help me.... Im not rich enough to get any help????

This will come back to bite you.. the truth always prevails..

Thanks again,

Brian R. Lock