I think the whole country is going down with Lucent. The whole corporate structure is corrupt and greedy people at Wall street now want common people's retirement money. Greed made this country a super power, but it is going to bring its end also. Do you think there will ever be any foreign money flowing to US after a company like LU goes bankrupt. You better start worrying about your children and family. And shorts, this is for you: pretty soon, the US dollars you are making on the desctruction of your high-tech companies like Lucent won't be worth anything. So, don't be so happy about making couple of bucks. China and Europe will be the next super powers while the US fights meaningless wars. US will have to deal with widespread poverty and social unrest in the very near future.
Oh please. Get with the fundamental concept of capitalism. It's called creative destruction. Old, badly runned companies, are replaced by new, well managed companies. LU is old school. They are still AT&T trying to act as a high tech company. If it was not for this, companies like LU or IBM would be assisted by the governments and new companies such as MSFT or CSCO would not be permitted to eat into the old companies businesses. The death of LU would actually be a good thing for the telecom industry.
You are hopeless. If it wasn't for the US markets, you would not be squat. We need less of you and your hopeless Canadian buddy. Come to think of it, Bernie's Canadian. Could this be part of the problem!