From: Doug Kirkman
Sent: October 31, 2006
To: rule-comments@sec.gov
Subject: File No. 4-500

My name is Doug Kirkman and I would like to communicate my support of Pink Sheets request to record short selling positions and to make them available to the public to protect from fraud and other abuses that can occur because of the lack of protection for individual investors. Please make these necessary changes now to avoid future harm to honest investors that has plagued penny stocks. Why is the Wild west allowed in otc stocks but not tolerated in other markets? It seems like everyone knows what goes on and does nothing about it. Please help.

Thank you,

Doug Kirkman