He began work for a series of grain companies until he reached enough skill to start working for several weeks for Gunners Bosnia's Q1 Grain company for several weeks from Skill 2 to Skill 4. By this time, wages had far outstripped the wages of his company. At this point he took up work at All in USA's Q3 Oil company USA Oil. The GM of USA Oil went missing for several days, and James was forced to find new employ at Authority Lumber Distributors, a subsidiary of the TVA Group.
Meanwhile, he was learning the ropes of keeping his wellness up, learning more about the New World, reading forums, subscribing to articles, and attempting to understand his place in things.
When he reached appropriate level, he joined the Libertarian Party. Their active presence on IRC was a considerable factor in his choice. Just under two months after birth, the June elections came up.
James Harding had considered running, but thought he was still too new to really have a chance in any state and had rejected the idea. The last night of registration, however, a fluke oversight on the part of Fingerguns to register to run, put James Harding in a position where he volunteered to fill in a slot for the Libertarian Party for the state of Hawai'i. Running against the incumbent Longbaugh of the USWP, he figured the experience of just running would be worthwhile.
He spent the night contacting all citizens of Hawai'i, informing them of his run; posted his first article in his paper announcing his run; and put threads on several forums around the New World. Much to his surprise, and thanks to the hard work of Fingerguns and Claire Littleton, he won the seat into Congress.
James Harding purchased his paper The Vibration of a Nation as soon as he was able, but waited until his run for congress before publishing his first article. Apart from publishing his work and learning from being in congress, he hasn't decided a purpose for the paper.
From early on, James Harding trained daily and built his strength up. It wasn't until he reached strength 4.96 that he applied for the Training Division of the National Guard of the USA. Upon completion of his term in the TD, James applied for and was accepted into the Army. He was assigned to the 2nd Division, 2nd Platoon.